For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.
- "You idiots! What the hell are you playing at?!"
- – Vangarre
Vangarre (Japanese: ヴァンダム, Vandamu, Vandamme; English dub: /ˈvænˌɡɑːr/) is a Homs in Xenoblade Chronicles. He is the Colonel of Colony 9's Defence Force, and is known for his angry, impatient, and bossy attitude. Many residents believe he trains the Defence Force poorly, frequently assigning nearly impossible tasks to his inexperienced subordinates, as well as administering harsh punishments (including physical abuse) when they fail. Reyn nicknames him "Square-Tache".
He is first seen when Shulk enters the Military District for the first time yelling at two soldiers for crashing the Mobile Artillery in the Residential District. He punches them when they say the artillery ran out of ether and that the auxiliary cylinders have all been used up. He later puts Reyn on punishment duty and sends him to the Mag Mell Ruins to collect the Ether Cylinders.
During the Mechon attack on Colony 9, Vangarre is seen issuing the last line of defense in the Military District, although most of his soldiers are retreating. Shortly after, Metal Face lands inside the District and confronts him directly. He points a large ether rifle at the Mechon and fires a powerful blast at close range. This attack proves entirely ineffective, however. Vangarre is then assaulted by a Mechon M72 before Metal Face throws a large military vehicle at him, resulting in an explosion. Afterwards, an unnamed Colony 9 soldier confirms that the Colonel survived, and his injuries are being attended to in the District's infirmary.
Much later, he appears during the combined Second Battle of Sword Valley, fully healed, and commanding a squadron of soldiers from Colony 9. Otharon disagrees with his reckless offensive methods. He almost falls off Sword Valley when Egil forces the Mechonis to awaken, but is rescued by a soldier. He also appears for a final time in the game's epilogue, punishing a soldier who has crashed the Mobile Artillery into a residential building.
- There is a gunlance for Reyn named after Vangarre, despite the fact that he wields an ether rifle.
- During the comedic scene in which Vangarre is introduced, the track "Riki the Legendary Heropon" plays, despite the fact that Riki is not present.
- Vandham, the commanding officer of BLADE in Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Vandham, the leader of the Garfont Mercenaries in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, share Vangarre's Japanese name. Vangarre and both Vandham characters were in turn based on Vanderkam from Xenosaga, especially their drill sergeant-like personality and a tendency to call their subordinates "slackers." Vanderkam was in turn based on a character of the same name from Xenogears. All these characters' names also begin with "Van-".
|Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles|
|Playable Characters||Dunban · Fiora · Melia · Reyn · Riki · Sharla · Shulk|
|Homs||Alvis · Dickson · Gadolt · Juju · Mumkhar · Otharon · Vangarre|
|Nopon||Chief Dunga · Oka|
|High Entia||Kallian · Lorithia · Sorean · Tyrea · Yumea|
|Machina||Egil · Linada · Miqol · Vanea|
|Gods||Meyneth · Zanza|