“GWAHAHAHAHA... WITH YOU MEAGER POWER... YOU FACE A GOD! PATHETIC INSECTS... BEAR WITNESS TO TRUE POWER! COME FORTH, MY RAIN OF DARKNESS! CONSIGN ALL TO OBLIVION! RUUUAAAAGGGHH!”
—Gerxel on turn 20 of the final chapter
Gerxel (ガーゼル Gāzeru) is the final boss of TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is the dark dragon who is worshiped by the people of Zoa. Pontiff Gwenchaos of the Gerxel Church schemes to resurrect him through a ritual that requires the four shamans (Enteh, Katri, Tia, and Neyfa) as sacrifices.
The figure known as Gerxel was originally Kalbazan (カルバザン Karubazan), a young Zoan clan leader who waged war against the founders of the Republic of Reeve hailing from the continent of Jugd. Seeking to avenge the Zoans who were killed by Denoas, Kalbazan entered the temple where Miradona slept in the form of a gigantic white dragon. Believing her to be fabled dark god Gerxel, he drank her blood and transformed into a powerful dragon. Renaming himself "Gerxel", he formed the Zoa Empire and attempted to conquer all of Lieberia. He also sacrificed many female slaves on the dark god's altar, thinking that it would keep his monopoly on his newfound power. Eventually, he was slain by the hero Garlon with Utna's help.
In the final chapter of the game, Gerxel resurrects himself through Gwenchaos after the deaths of Enteh, Katri, and Neyfa in the ritual. However, he is slain by a combined attack from Runan, Holmes, Sennet, and Tia before he could regain his full power and recreate humanity to his liking. Afterwards, Miradona seals his spirit away from the mortal realm.
- While it is not shown in the game, it is implied that Gerxel has the power to shift between human and dragon forms like the other Emiyu-blooded characters.
- The unused class, Naga Dragon, looks very similar to Gerxel's Dark Dragon class except it is white. This may be related to Miradona being the source of his power.
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