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- "Rex, I have a request. Can you...take me to Elysium?"
- – Pyra
Pyra (Japanese: ホムラ, Homura; English dub: /ˈpaɪ(ə)rə/) is one of the two deuteragonists, alongside Mythra, in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is a Special Legendary Blade who grants tremendous fire-elemental power to her Driver, Rex. As a Blade, she is immortal and has the ability to recover from injuries quickly; however, she will die if the Core Crystal on her chest is destroyed, or when Rex dies. Pyra and Rex embark on a journey to search for Elysium, and Rex is devoted to protecting her.
Pyra was designed by Masatsugu Saitō, the lead character designer for the game.
Pyra is a tall, slim yet curvaceous young woman with long legs, short neck-length red hair, red eyes, and fair pale skin. She wears a golden tiara with an emerald gem in the middle, tiny emerald gem earrings on each of her ears, skin tight red battle armor that exposes a large amount of her back and waist, red stockings that go above her knee to her mid thighs, along with revealing, red short-shorts. She also wears a cape connecting from her upper back that resembles two scarves trailing behind her, black finger-less gloves, and two belt-like fabrics that dangle at the sides of her hips. Pyra's armor consists of the colors red, green, black and gold, with red being the most prominent. There are green energy lines along her body, one resembling an X on her chest. The emerald green parts of her armor glow in the dark. On her chest there is an emerald green Core Crystal that strongly resembles the Conduit, which after her bonding with Rex, loses a portion in the center in the shape of an X. The X portion is fused onto Rex's chest. She is almost identical to Mythra in appearance, the only differences being their clothing, eye color and hair.
Despite being known as one of the most dangerous Blades in history, Pyra is a kind-hearted, mild-mannered, soft spoken young girl who desires peace among both Blades and Drivers. Despite being gentle around people, she is not afraid to fight and will do so when the people she cares for need her help. Despite her bright smile, Pyra is very doubtful of her worth and still feels guilty from her past mistakes. Even though they are the same being, Pyra is the polar opposite of Mythra, with their degree of power representing their personality. With Pyra being the weaker of the two, she is polite, docile, and rational.
Pyra is also a very talented cook, and can produce delicious banquets with ease to the glee of her party; this contrasts greatly with her counterpart Mythra, whose cooking consistently disgusts her companions.
- Main article: Aegis
After the Aegis War, Mythra created her alter ego/sister Pyra to seal away the true power of the Aegis. Pyra then continued traveling with Addam, and she was eventually put into a perpetual slumber on board the Ancient Ship while Addam sunk the ship beneath the Cloud Sea. Addam hoped that when humanity was deemed worthy to wield her power, the Aegis would return and bring them salvation.
The new organization of Torna later resurfaces the Ancient Ship with the help of Rex and a team of salvagers. Rex ventures inside the ship to find Pyra. Jin kills Rex after he touches the Aegis Sword, but Pyra offers half of her Core Crystal to revive Rex as the new Driver of the Aegis. In return, she asks Rex to take her to Elysium.
As revealed by the Architect, her true name is Pneuma.
These stats correspond to Pyra wielding the Primitive Sword with no Aux Cores or Affinity Chart rewards.
|Role||Auto-Attack||Block Rate||Critical Rate||Phys. Def.||Ether Def.||Strength|
- Lv. 1 - Flame Nova - Absorb ether from the air and transform it into fighting spirit.
- Lv. 2 - Prominence Revolt - Pillars of fire erupt from beneath all enemies.
- Lv. 3 - Blazing End - Concentrate attack on a single enemy, incinerating them.
- Lv. 4 - Burning Sword - Cleave the enemy with a giant sword of flame that detonates on impact
- Lv. 4 (Max. Affinity with Nia) - Union Sword - Beat the enemy to a pulp with a medley of fire and water.
- Purifying Flames - Special has 5% to 15% to chance to defeat non-boss enemies up to 20% HP.
- Resplendence - Increases Blade Combo damage by 24% to 72%.
- Flaming Edge - Increases critical damage by 10% to 50%.
- Fire Mastery - Lv. 3
- Focus - Lv. 3
- Cooking - Lv. 3
- Main article: Pyra's Cooking
Pyra's "Cooking" Field Skill enables her to cook at the kitchens in Tora's House and Corinne's House. Initially Pyra only knows how to cook Glitterbake, Hot Moonbeam Salad, and Meatball Pot-au-Feu. She can learn additional recipes by purchasing them from Informants or completing Quests.
- Pouch item types: Veggies, Literature
- Pouch items: Jenerossi Tea (Drinks), Woodgrain Alphorn (Instruments)
|Type||Name||Skill Level||Affinity Level||Effect||Prerequisite||Count||Flavor Text|
|Key Affinity Reward||1||1||Unlocks level 1 of the Affinity Chart.|
|2||2||Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||100||"Looks like all our hard work is starting to pay off."|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Increase Trust||1,600||"I think I might get better at cooking, too!"|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||4,600||"I feel like I can still get even stronger"|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||10,600||"A sign of the special bond we shared."|
|Blade Special||Flame Nova||1||1||Increases damage dealt to beasts by 60%|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt to beasts by 70%||Defeat Feris enemies in Gormott. (Excludes unique monsters)||6||"They were perfect for a little combat practice."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt to beasts by 80%||Use Flame Nova||11||"What's this feeling...? It's like power is welling up within me!"|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt to beasts by 90%||Perform a Blade Combo||10||"How did you like my strength?"|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt to beasts by 100%||Defeat Vay Taos at the World Tree||4||"That was a difficult enemy... But I was able to beat it thanks to you."|
|Prominence Revolt||1||1||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 100%|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 110%||Use Prominence Revolt||7||"I'm starting to get quite good at this!"|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 120%||Defeat Bafoo Crustip in Mor Ardain||5||"What a formidable foe... But by defeating it, I've become stronger!"|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 130%||Use Prominence Revolt||9||"I want to use this power to protect everyone."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 150%||Use Prominence Revolt||10||"I think I can use this technique better than ever now!"|
|Blazing End||1||1||Increases critical damage by 25%|
|2||2||Increases critical damage by 40%||Perform a Blade Combo||5||"Did you see the power of my flames?"|
|3||3||Increases critical damage by 55%||Use Blazing End||6||"I'm starting to get the hang of this one."|
|4||4||Increases critical damage by 70%||Defeat Skad Taos in Leftheria||4||"If you stand in my way, you'd better be prepared - I won't hold back!"|
|5||5||Increases critical damage by 85%||Use Blazing End||8||""I'll use this power to make our hopes a reality!"|
|Battle Skill||Purifying Flames||1||1||Special has 5% chance to defeat non-boss foes with up to 20% HP.||Use a Blade Art||3||"I'll be watching out for you."|
|2||2||Special has 7% chance to defeat non-boss foes with up to 20% HP.||Help an incapacitated ally||10||"Is everyone okay? I hope I'm helping..."|
|3||3||Special has 10% chance to defeat non-boss foes with up to 20% HP.||Speak to Pyra at Corinne's House in Leftheria to View the Heart-to-Heart "By the Graveside"||"Don't shout inside my head like that! Talk to me in person, why don't you?!"|
|4||4||Special has 12% chance to defeat non-boss foes with up to 20% HP.||Use a Blade Art||7||"I've got your back!"|
|5||5||Special has 15% chance to defeat non-boss foes with up to 20% HP.||Swap Blades during battle. (Previous instances count toward total)||4,000||"Is there a way for me to be more useful...?"|
|Resplendence||1||1||Increases Blade Combo damage by 24%||Perform a Blade Combo||2||"I've awoken new power within me..."|
|2||2||Increases Blade Combo damage by 36%||Perform a Driver Combo. (It's enough to just be present.)||5||"Nice! I'd better work hard too!"|
|3||3||Increases Blade Combo damage by 48%||Deal a critical hit.||7||"I think my power has gotten stronger."|
|4||4||Increases Blade Combo damage by 60%||View the Heart-to-Heart "Mòrag the Chef"||"Maybe letting those two cook wasn't such a good idea..."|
|5||5||Increases Blade Combo damage by 72%||Perform a Driver Combo. (It's enough to just be present.)||12||"Next time, I'll show you what I can do!"|
|Flaming Edge||1||1||Increases critical damage by 10%|
|2||2||Increases critical damage by 20%||Deal a critical hit||5||"I still have so much to learn!"|
|3||3||Increases critical damage by 30%||Walk a lot (Previous instances count toward total)||80,000||"We've traveled a long way together, haven't we? I hope we can keep journeying together like this."|
|4||4||Increases critical damage by 40%||Evade an attack||9||"I'll make good use of this!"|
|5||5||Increases critical damage by 50%||Perform a Blade Combo||12||"This move is my specialty, so let's make good use of it!"|
|Field Skill||Fire Mastery||1||1||The power of a Fire Blade|
|2||2||Discover an area (Previous instances count toward total)||12||"We've visited so many different places. Which one was your favorite?"|
|3||4||Collect stuff (Previous instances count toward total)||25||"Look at all the things we've collected... Do you see any good ingredients?"|
|Focus||1||1||The power to focus on one thing. Also used to control one's power.|
|2||3||Use Pyra's favorite pouch item from the Drinks category.||4||"Jenerossi Tea has such a lovely aroma. It does wonders for my concentration!"|
|3||5||Succeed in a button challenge during a battle (Previous instances count toward total)||100||"Perfect timing. I knew you could do it!"|
|Cooking||1||1||The power to prepare delicious food. Skill exclusive to Pyra.|
|2||3||Make food (Previous instances count toward total)||10||"I love cooking! Let me know if there's anything else you want me to make."|
|3||5||Make food (Previous instances count toward total)||50||"I may have made a bit too much... But we can't be wasting food, so I hope you'll eat it all!"|
The word Pyra comes from the Ancient Greek, which stands for "flame colored" or "red fire". Her Japanese name, Homura ホムラ comes from ほむら (焔) meaning "flame".
- Pyra's Japanese name, Homura, is the same as the Skell weapon HOMURA in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
- The blue-green core on Pyra's chest and sword has a similar shape to that of the Lifeholds in Xenoblade Chronicles X and the Zohar in Xenosaga. It resembles a Latin cross, but with shortened side arms.
- The USB Deluxe Edition of the Xenoblade 2 Original Soundtrack is a gold-colored USB stick shaped like an Aegis's core crystal, inscribed with the ancient Greek word πνεῦμα (pneuma).
Nintendo has announced a Pyra figure made into a 1/7 scale by Good Smile Company. The figure is approximately 210mm in height, and is based on a concept art designed by Masatsugu Saito. It was released on December 2018 for ¥18,333.
- Production note about the Pyra figure on the official Japanese website
- Pyra figure on the official Good Smile Company website
|Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2|
|Playable Characters||Rex · Nia · Tora · Vandham · Zeke · Mòrag|
|Special Blades||Pyra · Mythra · Dromarch · Poppi α · Poppi QT · Poppi QTπ · Roc · Pandoria · Brighid|
|Supporting Characters||Amalthus · Azurda · Cole · Fan la Norne · Turters|
|Torna||Jin · Malos · Akhos · Mikhail · Patroka|