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“Come home, little prince/ss! We can be a family again once more!”
—Xander to the Avatar, Chapter 6: The Path Is Yours

Xander (マークス Mākusu, Marks in the Japanese version) is a major playable character from Fire Emblem Fates on the Conquest and Revelation routes. The eldest of the Nohrian royal siblings, Xander is the crown prince of the country, commanding the loyalty of Laslow and Peri as his personal retainers. If Xander achieves an S support, he will bear a son named Siegbert with his spouse.

Xander is voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi in the Japanese version and David Stanbra in the English version.

ProfileEdit

Xander is the eldest child of five in the Nohrian royal family and the child of king Garon and the first queen, Katerina. When the Avatar was adopted into the family during his childhood, he acknowledged them as one of his younger siblings, personally supervising their combat training.

Xander is known to have been born with no exceptional talents. Physically weak and adopting an introverted personality in his youth, Xander had to meticulously apply himself to his training in order to earn the right to wield the legendary Siegfried. He has also revealed that whenever he was overly pressured in making a public speech, he would pretend that he was speaking in front of a group of rabbits (carrots in the Japanese version) in order to calm himself. Xander was also known to be a shy child, a fact that he divulges to Sakura through their supports. He eventually overcame his shyness by forcing himself to talk to his father, whom he considered to be the most frightening person he had ever known.

According to the supports shared between Elise and her retainer Arthur, Xander used to be a much more doting brother and happier person during her adolescence, and was even known to have enjoyed joking and playing with her. This same support also reveals that due to Garon being cold and ruthless even in his treatment of her, Xander used to act as a surrogate father figure towards her, providing her with the care and support that she needed. However, his change in personality and demeanor due to the stress of warfare have since caused her to step away from him, as she feels that it is more important for her brother to devote his fullest attention to his duties instead of indulging her.

Xander had two different retainers prior to Laslow and Peri. During a battle with Hoshido, Xander's forces were overwhelmed and the two sent Xander away, fending off the enemy so he could retreat; as a result, both were killed in battle. While retainer-less for some time, he eventually found two new ones. The first was Peri, whom Xander had discovered at a noble's combat tournament. Despite placing third, her character and potential had impressed Xander enough to name her as his retainer. Later, Garon assigned a mysterious mercenary to him. Initially suspicious, Xander dueled his second retainer, barely winning and was greatly impressed with his skill.

Prior to the events of Fates, Xander arrested Hans for unknown charges. Even though Garon eventually released Hans for supposedly good behavior, Xander continued to remain suspicious of Hans.

PrologueEdit

Xander makes his first formal appearance in Chapter 1, where he, under the orders of King Garon, tests the Avatar's strength through a mock duel in the Northern Fortress. During the duel, Xander urges the Avatar to attack at him with no hesitation, informing them that their reward for landing at least one blow on him is the opportunity to leave the Northern Fortress. After inflicting a substantial amount of damage on the Avatar, he unveils a Dragon Vein spot on the rooftop, ordering them to use it and recover before coming at him again. With determination, the Avatar bests Xander in battle. Happy that he has completed Garon's orders, Xander, alongside the rest of his siblings, takes the Avatar to Castle Krakenburg in order to seek an audience with him.

Upon reaching the throne room of Castle Krakenburg in Chapter 2, Xander and his siblings look on as Garon presents the cursed blade of Ganglari to the Avatar. They are then compelled to watch from the sidelines as the Avatar is pitted against a number of Hoshidan prisoners, comprising of Kaze, Rinkah and a number of other generic soldiers. After the battle, when the Avatar refuses to kill the defeated Kaze and Rinkah, Garon orders Xander to kill them instead. Although reluctant, Xander prepares to comply with his orders but is stopped by the Avatar's adamant struggle to spare the prisoners from coming under further harm. To diffuse the situation, Leo swiftly steps in and appears to kill Kaze and Rinkah with Brynhildr. After Garon departs from the throne room, Leo indirectly reveals the truth of what he has done, and Xander thereafter issues orders to the nearby guards to bring the prisoners' "corpses" to his private quarters. Kaze and Rinkah are later brought outside the castle, where Xander curtly informs them that they have been spared because of the Avatar's kindness. He then orders them to make their escape before Garon is alerted to their status.

When Garon later orders the Avatar to check a supposedly abandoned Hoshidan fort near the Bottomless Canyon in Chapter 3, Garon offers the assistance of Hans for their mission. Xander, suspicious of Hans, warns the Avatar not to let their guard down near him. Feeling uneasy about the situation, Xander leads the rest of his siblings to follow the Avatar to the Bottomless Canyon, arriving in the nick of time to save them from being slain by Saizo, a Ninja hailing from Hoshido. Ordering the Avatar to depart with Gunter first, Xander does not see them again until the onset of Chapter 6, when the forces of Hoshido and Nohr clash at the Plains of Hoshido.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.


ConquestEdit

If the Avatar chooses to side with Nohr, Ryoma, horrified at their decision, demands to know the rationale behind their decision. After a brief exchange of words where Xander is alerted to the explosion of Ganglari in Hoshido, Ryoma attempts to attack the Avatar, only to have his blows deflected by Xander. The Hoshidan army is eventually defeated by the Avatar and their siblings, and they are thereafter forced to make their retreat.

After the battle, Xander and his siblings head to the throne room of Castle Krakenburg in Chapter 7, where Garon praises Xander for his battle exploits. A brief discourse between Garon and the Nohrian siblings sees him ordering Xander to kill the Avatar after they question him on the explosion of Ganglari. Garon only reconsiders when the Avatar offers to kill themselves by their own hand before conducting a seance with an effigy of Anankos on the ceiling. He then makes the decision to allow the Avatar to return to Nohr, but only on the condition that they suppress a rebellion in the Ice Tribe. Xander, relieved at these new tidings, immediately offer to aid the Avatar with his best troops, only for Garon to order the Avatar to complete the task alone. After the rest of the Nohrian siblings vacate the throne room, Xander remains in front of the closed doors, where he overhears Garon monologuing his malicious intent to subject the Avatar to true despair. This prompts Xander to send Elise, her retainers and the Avatar's childhood friend, Silas, to reinforce the Avatar.

Shortly after the Avatar's return to Castle Krakenburg in Chapter 12, Iago sends them to Palace Macarath under the guise of allowing them to relax, when he, in actuality, intends for them to be ambushed by Ryoma's forces. Xander's retainers, Laslow and Peri, appear before the ensuing battle, revealing that they had refused orders from their liege to bolster the Avatar's forces.

Xander does not appear again until Chapter 16, where he attacks the Avatar to test their reflexes just before they board a ship that is en route to Hoshido. Reunited with his siblings and the rest of the Avatar's army, Xander proceeds to board the ship with them. Shortly after the Nohrian army boards the ship, a Nohrian soldier informs them that hostiles have boarded the ship, and Xander deduces them to be Hoshidan ninja due to the complexity of their heist. After routing the "Hoshidan" ninja, they apprehend Shura, who led the ruffians into battle. Xander and his fellow siblings request to have Shura killed since he kidnapped Azura, but allows the Avatar to decide his fate. If Shura is spared, Xander will be slightly surprised by their decision but promises to keep the news away from Garon. If Shura is sentenced to death, Xander will send news of his death to Garon instead.

When Xander and his siblings enter Izumo in Chapter 18 with the intention of relaxing from the chaos of warfare, they stumble upon the Hoshidan siblings. Xander immediately launches into a heated exchange of hostilities with Ryoma, and both crown princes then attempt to engage in a duel, only to be stopped by Izana, the duke of Izumo. Izana then proceeds to confiscate the weapons of both parties, and Ryoma later seeks an audience with the Avatar while they are in the midst of speaking with Xander. Before Ryoma is able to properly start a conversation, Izana emerges with two soldiers and proceeds to apprehend him. Izana then unveils himself to be but a guise used by the deceptive Zola to kidnap the Hoshidan royals, and is forced to fend against the Nohrians when Xander decides to punish him for his treachery. Following the end of the ensuing battle, Xander and his siblings join the Hoshidans in a feast. Despite the fact that they are still at war, they uphold Izumo's pact of neutrality.

Later in Chapter 22, after the Nohrian army succeeds in breaking through the defence of Fort Jinya staged by Sakura, they take the surviving Hoshidans prisoner, with Xander personally promising to keep them safe. However, Hans and Iago enter the scene at this point, whereupon Hans embarks on a killing spree. Xander, enraged by their insolence, orders for them to desist, only for Garon to enter the scene and overwrite his order, curtly stating that he will kill him if he dares disobey. With much reluctance, Xander is forced to comply with Garon's order.

Following the capture of Castle Shirasagi in Chapter 25, Xander and his siblings are left waiting outside the throne room with Hans and Iago after Garon marches inside in a wave of triumph in Chapter 26. While Xander is in the midst of conversing with his siblings, Iago makes a failed attempt to assassinate the Avatar. Much to Iago's horror, Xander steps before the Avatar and chooses to take their side before challenging him to a duel, asserting his displeasure with his cruel ways. He is quickly joined by the rest of his siblings, and together, they manage to defeat both Hans and Iago, with Leo personally executing the treacherous sorcerer. Following the conclusion of the battle, the Avatar, much to Xander's incredulity and disbelief, reveals that the war is not yet over, as Garon still has yet to be slain.

Later in Chapter 27, the Avatar leads Xander and the rest of their siblings into the throne room, where they manage to prove the truth of their words when Garon, seated upon the throne of truth, is revealed to be a slimy monstrosity in actuality. Initially stunned into inaction, Xander and his siblings are prompted to aid the Avatar in slaying Garon when he attempts to behead them. During the course of the ensuing battle, Xander's Siegfried reacts with the Avatar's Grim Yato, causing it to transform into the Shadow Yato, granting them additional leverage against the fight against Garon. Shortly after Garon is killed, the Nohrian siblings have barely any time to process their grief and shock before they are caught off guard by a sudden attack launched by Takumi. As the Avatar walks towards Takumi with the intent of letting him kill them, they are struck when their Grim Yato fails to deflect an attack launched by a single arrow shot with Skadi, causing them to slip into a state of unconsciousness.

As Xander and the rest of his siblings struggle to fight against Takumi in the Endgame, the Avatar regains consciousness and aids them in ending Takumi's rampage once and for all.

With the defeat of both Hoshido and Garon, Xander is, shortly after the final battle, coronated as the new king of Nohr.

BirthrightEdit

If the Avatar chooses to side with Hoshido, Xander desperately attempts to change their mind to no avail. When the Avatar accuses Garon of being evil, Xander changes his stance and turns hostile, striking them mercilessly with his blade. As he is about to perform the finishing blow, Ryoma intervenes by deflecting his blow, threatening to cut him down if he continues attempting to attack the Avatar. The Nohrian army is defeated shortly after this, and they are thereafter forced to make their retreat.

Xander makes his next appearance again in Chapter 12, where he appears at the Opera House in Cyrkensia. Seeing the Avatar daring to point their blade at Garon, he coldly brands them a traitor and, alongside Laslow and Peri, closes in on them with the intention of slaying them. Xander fails to succeed in this attempt as the Avatar, with Azura's timely assistance, manages to flee the Opera House through a secret passageway.

Xander next appears in front of the doors leading into the throne room of Castle Krakenburg in Chapter 21, where he spots Elise eavesdropping on Garon's monologue. Initially warning her that she could be executed for treason if she is caught, Xander softens his stance when she begins to cry, lamenting over the fact that the war is ruining her beloved family. He then promises to end the war and bring them back together.

Xander appears in the training grounds of Castle Krakenburg in Chapter 26, where he, prior to the entry of the Avatar's army, urges Laslow and Peri to flee, as he bears no wish for them to be killed in battle. He then departs and enters the main combat hall, where he meets up with the Avatar and challenges them to a one-on-one duel. Despite Elise's objections, Xander proceeds with the attack. As he prepares to deliver the finishing blow to slay the Avatar, Elise runs in and intercepts it, taking the full brunt of the blow. Seized with shock and grief, Xander rushes to cradle his sister in his arms, whereupon she, in her death throes, pleads with him to end the war not just through his strength, but also his own kindness and love. Elise perishes shortly after.

In spite of her death, Xander demands the Avatar to continue their duel, much to their incredulous outrage. At this point, Laslow and Peri enter the training grounds, and upon seeing Elise's corpse, they immediately attribute her death to the Avatar and promptly summon Nohrian troops to attack the Hoshidan army. Although Xander objects to their interference, the two choose to defy him, asserting that they would rather fight instead of watching him die without doing taking any action. Xander's duel with the Avatar eventually concludes with the Avatar emerging victorious. As he lays dying, he reveals that he had not fought at his full strength and that he had done what he did simply because of his position as the crown prince of Nohr. After lamenting over the possibility of fighting alongside the Avatar in an alternate world, Xander succumbs to his wounds.

Xander appears one final time in the Endgame, where he, alongside Elise, Lilith and Flora, manifests in the Avatar's dream and provides them with warm encouragement and support to aid them in their struggle against the draconic Garon.

RevelationEdit

Due to having formed a deep emotional attachment with both families, the Avatar refuses to pick a side to align themselves with. Despite the Avatar's desperate protests, Xander and Ryoma cross blades with each other in an attempt to sway them into choosing a side. In a bid to prevent both armies from battling each other and retreat from the Plains of Hoshido, the Avatar takes down their frontline commanders, resulting in both sides labeling the Avatar as a traitor.

Xander returns later in Chapter 13, where he and the Nohrian army arrive in the ruined streets of Cyrkensia, accusing the Hoshidans of invading and destroying the neutral nation. Like Ryoma and the Hoshidan army, he is unaware that invisible soldiers from Valla are responsible for destroying the town.

After the battle, Xander and Ryoma continue to maintain their exchange of hostile blows. Azura intervenes by singing a melody to calm their enraged minds. As Xander prepares to leave the scene thereafter, he is stopped by the Avatar, who urges him to go to the suspension bridge above the Bottomless Canyon on the day that the skies above Nohr and Hoshido change, promising to reveal the truth of their cause to him. He responds by brushing their words off as nothing more than those of a traitor before leaving.

Xander later appears in Chapter 14, where he is greeted by Iago at the grand staircase of Castle Krakenburg. Commenting that Iago's greeting is uncommon, he then heads to the throne room, where he is joined by Leo. Here, Leo attempts to inform him that Garon's crazed condition has gotten worse, only for him to attempt to attribute this to the stress of warfare. When Leo directs his attention to the throne and he witnesses Garon gleefully contemplating the destruction of both Hoshido and Nohr, Xander is forced to admit that something is wrong with his father. As Leo presses on to divulge his suspicion that their father is being controlled by the "true enemy" that the Avatar has talked about, Xander cuts him off before indicating his intention to ready his best troops to meet the Avatar at the Bottomless Canyon.

Xander next appears in Chapter 17, where he and Leo enter the vicinity of the Bottomless Canyon to reinforce the Avatar's army with their retainers just as they are preparing to fend against a battalion of Nohrian forces led by Iago. Apologizing for having taken too much time to place his faith in the Avatar, Xander then aids the Avatar in defeating the immediate enemy before them.

After Anankos is killed, Xander and Ryoma create a new bond between their countries and forge new ties with the newly-reinstated kingdom of Valla led by the Avatar.

ParalogueEdit

In Paralogue 15, Xander, accompanied by Leo, heads to a swamp in the Deeprealms to reunite with his son Siegbert. Upon meeting with Siegbert, Xander immediately engages him in conversation, during which his son excitedly updates him on the diligence he has practiced in applying himself to various fields of study. Midway through their conversation, they are interrupted when a pair of invisible enemies manifest in the vicinity, signalling the arrival of an enemy invasion. This prompts Siegbert to get up and engage the enemy in a hurry. Xander then leads the Avatar's army in a battle to purge the surrounding forests of Siegbert's Deeprealm of the invading invisible troops. Following the conclusion of the battle, Xander, out of concern for Siegbert, demands to know why his son had chosen not to inform him of the frequent invasions of the invisible soldiers. Upon learning that this is entirely due to Siegbert desiring to live up to his father's title by shouldering some of his burdens, Xander commends him for his courage. He then apologizes to Siegbert for not having executed his duties of a father well, prompting his son to request to join him on his travels. Although he initially tries to dissuade Siegbert, Xander eventually agrees to allow him to join the Avatar's army and fight alongside him.

Spoilers end here.

PersonalityEdit

As the direct successor to the throne of Nohr, Xander was raised to become one. As such, he expresses complete patriotism to his country, cutting down all who stand in the way of Nohr's prosperity and well-being. Any order of King Garon given to him is completed with upmost perfection, even when Xander may not completely agree with the intentions, believing that all are done for the sake of bringing glory to Nohr. This devotion of Xander's is double-layered, however; beneath his apparent belief that Garon's involvement in the war is for the sake of Nohr's future, he also holds a stalwart belief that the king will revert to being the loving father he once was once the war ends in his favor. So strong is this belief of his, Xander has thus proven to be obstinate and intractable in having his opinion swayed, insisting that solid evidence must be presented to prove that Garon's change is permanent.

As the crown prince of Nohr, Xander is loyal to his country, thus he doesn't have much of a choice, even if his heart tells him that it was wrong.

This naive belief of Xander's in turn suggests at a tender side that he is defined by, especially one that is displayed to both his siblings and his own sons. Despite appearing too busy to get to know his siblings well, he shows Camilla how much he knows about his four siblings in their support together including a surprising wealth of small tidbits of their habits. His love for his siblings often provides the catalyst to disobey his father's orders, such as sending the Avatar help on their mission in Conquest to quell the Ice Tribe rebellion despite the fact that Garon had ordered them to complete it alone. However, at other times his sense of duty may overrule his own familial sentiments, as he tearfully continued his duel with the Avatar in Birthright even though he had just accidentally killed Elise moments before. Despite knowing that the Avatar is not his true sibling, he nevertheless has always seen them as such, usually and affectionately calling them "Little Prince/Princess." This tender side is usually kept under tight wraps, as Xander considers open displays of affection to be unbecoming of his position as the crown prince.

Xander has also been depicted multiple times in supports as a humble person who delights in bringing happiness to others without inviting any attention to himself. This fact extends to situations when it is blatantly obvious that he is responsible for the happiness experienced by others, where he will take the pains to stage arguments in order to conceal his involvement. In this regard, he is known to have gone so far as to outright deny claims that he has provided aid to others.

In spite of the fact that Xander has been vastly portrayed as a battle-worn individual whose skill with the blade is seemingly unrivaled, his supports with Nyx reveal that contrary to that portrayal, he detests killing and feels immense guilt for having killed so many people, even harboring suicidal thoughts as a result of his actions.

Xander has some sense of honor, as he is disgusted by Zola's actions in Chapter 18 of Conquest, where he refuses to win the war by killing the Hoshidan royals while they are unarmed.

The bond of trust between Xander and his retainers is one that evidently transcends the classic master-servant relationship, where he instead regards them as dear companions. This fact is best evidenced through Chapter 26 on the Birthright route, where he becomes fraught with worry and agitation when his retainers outright disobey his orders to save themselves from needless sacrifice.

Xander is said to have the best handwriting out of everyone in the army. His birthday is October 27.

In-GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 40 15 1 14 13 15 14+4 7 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
Rescue (Skill)Shelter
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword -C
FE14 Lance Lance - D

FE14Sword Siegfried
Elixir

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
4 38 23 4 18 15 20 23 11 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
Rescue (Skill)Shelter
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword -B
FE14 Lance Lance - D

FE14Sword Siegfried

As an EnemyEdit

Chapter 1 - NohrEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 26 7 1 10 7 8 1 1 -
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - C
FE14 Lance Lance - D

FE14Sword Bronze Sword

Birthright Chapter 6 - In the White LightEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 38 12 2 12 11 18 18+4 11 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - D

FE14Sword Siegfried

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 38 14 4 12 13 18 18+4 11 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - C

FE14Sword Siegfried

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 38 14 4 12 13 18 18+4 11 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - A
FE14 Lance Lance - A

FE14Sword Siegfried

Birthright Chapter 12 - Dark ReunionEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 38 23 4 18 15 20 23+4 11 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
HShieldAegis
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - D

FE14Sword Siegfried

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 38 23 4 18 15 20 23+4 11 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
HShieldAegis
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - C

FE14Sword Siegfried

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 43 28 4 18 15 20 28+4 16 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
HShieldAegis
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - A
FE14 Lance Lance - A

FE14Sword Siegfried


Birthright Chapter 26 - XanderEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
18 60 18 4 22 15 20 18 12 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
HShieldAegis
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - B

FE14Sword Siegfried

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
18 56 23 4 27 15 20 23+4 17 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
HShieldAegis
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - B

FE14Sword Siegfried

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
18 60 23 4 27 15 20 23+4 17 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
HShieldAegis
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - A
FE14 Lance Lance - A

FE14Sword Siegfried

Revelation Chapter 6 - Into The GroundEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
2 36 22 4 17 14 18 22+4 11 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
Rescue (Skill)Shelter
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - D

FE14Sword Siegfried

Starting Class
Mov
-

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
2 36 22 4 17 14 18 22+4 11 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
Rescue (Skill)Shelter
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword -A
FE14 Lance Lance - A

FE14Sword Siegfried

Revelation Chapter 13 - A Lost PeaceEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 37 22 4 17 14 19 22+4 11 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
Rescue (Skill)Shelter
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword -B
FE14 Lance Lance - D

FE14Sword Siegfried

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 42 24 4 21 14 21 24 12 8

Starting Class
Mov
-

Xenologue 2 - Beach BrawlEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Enemy) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 42 24+2 4+1 21+8 14+4 21+2 24+3 12+1 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
Rescue (Skill)Shelter
Open AssaultElbow Room
DefendericonDefender

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - B

FE14Lance Stick
FE14Sword Umbrella

Starting Class
Mov
-

Starting Class
Mov
-

Xenologue 20 - Heirs of Fate 6: Lost in the WavesEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Touma) Map SpritePaladin
Mov
-

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Touma) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
20 39 31 3 25 23 15 25 15 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
HShieldAegis
Rescue (Skill)Shelter
Open AssaultElbow Room
DefendericonDefender

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - A

FE14Sword Silver Sword

Starting Class
FE14 Xander Paladin (Touma) Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
20 39 31 3 25 23 15 25 15 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Way of the KnightChivalry
HShieldAegis
Rescue (Skill)Shelter
Open AssaultElbow Room
DefendericonDefender

FE14 Sword Sword - A
FE14 Lance Lance - A

FE14Sword Silver Sword

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 65% 5% 50% 45% 75% 50% 25%

Max Stat ModifiersEdit

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
+2 -1 -1 -1 +2 +1 -2

SupportsEdit

See also: Xander/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class SetsEdit

Standard SetsEdit

Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions

Friendship SetsEdit

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Partner SetsEdit

Marriage Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions
Varies
Varies
Varies

Marriage Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions
None
None
None

Marriage Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Special ClassesEdit

Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions
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OverviewEdit

Base Class SetEdit

Despite being a pre-promoted unit, Xander stands as one of the strongest combat units Fates has to offer. Right from the moment he is recruited, Xander is already an impressive offensive force in the army, given his 8 movement range and near-perfect mastery of Swords. This fact is further complemented by his personal weapon Siegfried, boasting an impressive Might of 11, increases his ability to evade attacks by 10%, increases his Defense by 4, alongside allowing him to attack enemies at a range. Aside from his poor Resistance growth, Xander's growths in other stat departments are quite decent, allowing him to be moulded into a well-rounded unit. Starting out as a Paladin, he already has access to the basic Cavalier skills, with Elbow Room being particularly ideal for use in the open areas that define most of the late-game maps in Conquest and Revelation. As a Paladin, Xander stands to learn Defender, a skill that helps support his growing stats when paired up with another character. He will also learn Aegis, which will help him tank against attacks inflicted with Bows, Shuriken and magic. This skill is best utilised when fending against magic-wielding units, as it offsets Xander's poor Resistance.

As part of the Cavalier class set, Xander can also access the Great Knight class, one that offers the Luna and Armored Blow skills. Luna increases Xander's offense by ignoring the Defense of foes, and is especially useful in late-game sequences where high-Defense targets appear more often. Armored Blow further increases Xander's impressive Defense, permitting him to take little or no damage when he initiates attacks.

Secondary Class SetEdit

Xander's secondary class set is the Wyvern Rider, entailing the Wyvern Lord and Malig Knight promotions. While this class set has much to offer to further boost Xander's combat prowess, it is recommended to wait until he has learnt Aegis to offset his poor Resistance. The first two skills that he learns in this class set are Strength +2 and Lunge. Strength +2 is only useful when Xander is still in the midst of building up his Strength, and will lose its effectiveness over time. Lunge, conversely, is slightly more useful, allowing Xander to pull foes into the midst of the player's troops in order to effectively defeat them.

As a Wyvern Lord, Xander can learn Rally Defense and Swordbreaker. Rally Defense is not necessarily needed, as he works best as an offence unit instead of a support one. Swordbreaker, on the other hand, is far more useful, allowing him to fend against Sword-wielding foes like Swordmasters, Heroes and Master Ninjas, all of whom are renowned for their high Skill.

As a Malig Knight, Xander stands to learn Savage Blow and Trample, both of which are very useful in boosting his combat prowess. Savage Blow allows Xander to inflict damage on clumped enemies near him, while Trample allows him to deal more damage against non-mounted units. Since the player is most likely to face a good number of unmounted enemies, this skill allows him to stack extra damage on them.

Friendship Class SetsEdit

  • Kaze - Kaze gives Xander access to the Ninja class set, entailing the Master Ninja and Mechanist promotions. From the Ninja class, the most useful skill for Xander to learn is Poison Strike, which takes off 20% of the target's HP if he is unable to kill them. Since Xander has access to the Wyvern Rider base set, his access to the Malig Knight class for Savage Blow allows him to stack 40% instead of 20% against any hostile unit located close to him. The Master Ninja class offers Lethality, which is one of the few Hoshidan skills that Conquest players can access without the need to purchase it off another player. Xander also stands to learn Shurikenfaire, although this skill is not needed unless he is kept in a class that arms Shuriken and Daggers. As a Mechanist, Xander can learn Golembane, which is not very useful due to the lack of Stoneborn and puppet-based foes in the game. He can also learn Replicate, which allows him to operate in two different sections of any given battlefield at any one time.
  • Laslow - Laslow gives Xander access to the Mercenary class set, entailing the Hero and Bow Knight promotions. None of the Mercenary class's skills help Xander very much, with Good Fortune only replenishing his HP if his Luck is high enough and Strong Riposte increasing the strength of his attacks minimally only when he is under siege. As a Hero, however, Xander gains access to Sol, a very useful skill that allows him to replenish HP in battle, and Axebreaker, allowing him to fare better when facing Axe and Club-wielding foes in battle. As a Bow Knight, the only useful skill that he stands to learn is Shurikenbreaker, a skill that helps him to offset the proficiency of Shuriken-wielding foes accurately inflicting attacks and dodging hostile blows.
  • Leo - Leo gives Xander access to the Dark Mage class set, entailing the Sorcerer and Dark Knight promotions. There is not much for Xander to learn in this set due to his lackluster Magic, although there are a few skills that he stands to greatly benefit from. As a Sorcerer, Xander can learn Vengeance to stack more damage as his HP falls and Bowbreaker to deal with enemy Snipers who have high hit rates. As a Dark Knight, Xander can continue using Siegfried to learn Lifetaker, a skill that permits him to restore his own HP when he defeats foes in battles that he initiates.
  • Ryoma - Ryoma grants Xander access to the Samurai class set, entailing the Swordmaster and Master of Arms promotions. Of the three classes in this set, the Swordmaster class gives Xander the most benefits overall. For one, it allows him to learn the powerful Astra skill, one that allows him to stack incremental damage against his foes. In addition to this, Xander also stands to learn Swordfaire, a skill that boosts his natural proficiency in Swords by increasing his damage output with them equipped. The other two classes in the set are not without their benefits, however; the Samurai's Vantage skill, for one, complements his devastating damage output well by permitting him to strike first and possibly take out potentially dangerous foes when he is low on HP. The Master of Arms class, on the other hand, provides Seal Strength to cripple heavy-hitting enemies and Life and Death for a more-risk-for-more-reward style of play with Xander.

Marriage OptionsEdit

  • Female Avatar - the Avatar's class can vary depending on the secondary class they put in the beginning of the game. They can use this to give Xander more offense or defense capabilities; for example, the General class offers Wary Fighter and Pavise; Wary Fighter will prevent Xander from being doubled while Pavise will make Xander a powerful tank as he will have both Pavise and Aegis in his roster. However, Wary Fighter comes at the cost of Xander not being able to double opponents, though it should be noted that Xander often does not have the speed to double many opponents to begin with. Alternatively, the player can add offense if needed to help improve his already impressive attacking capabilities.

QuotesEdit

Refer to Xander/Quotes.

Smash Bros. SeriesEdit

Xander appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as a collectable Trophy and was released on February 3, 2016 alongside the release of Corrin. His trophy features him wielding Siegfried.

3DS InfoEdit

Type Image Description
Xander XanderTrophy3DS Xander is the eldest son of the Nohr royal family, and crown prince of Nohr. He's taciturn and quite stubborn, but he views Corrin as true family though they aren't blood relatives. Said to be the strongest and most skilled swordsman in Nohr. Xander wields the divine weapon known as Siegfried.

Possible EndingsEdit

Xander - Paragon Knight
King Xander helped usher in a new era of peace. While he ruled justly, his radical policies were unpopular with much of the population. Scholars admit this was necessary for the era of growth that followed.
Xander and the Avatar (Conquest)
As King of Nohr, Xander laid the foundation for a new era of peace and prosperity for the kingdom. Avatar was hailed as a hero, working alongside her spouse to spread peace worldwide.
Xander and the Avatar (Revelations)
The two spent the rest of their lives together, Avatar ruling as the wise Queen of Valla. Xander, her beloved husband, was crowned King of Nohr. Together, they united Nohr and Valla.
Xander and Azura
As King of Nohr, Xander laid the foundation for a new era of peace and prosperity for the kingdom. There are few records of Azura beyond her marriage. She remains a historical mystery.
Xander and Charlotte
As King of Nohr, Xander laid the foundation for a new era of peace and prosperity for the kingdom. Records show his wife, Charlotte, was a caring wife and mother, and they had a happy family life.
Xander and Effie
As King of Nohr, Xander laid the foundation for a new era of peace and prosperity for the kingdom. Effie retired after getting married, but she and Elise remained best friends for the rest of their lives.
Xander and Felicia
As King of Nohr, Xander laid the foundation for a new era of peace and prosperity for the kingdom. Felicia gave up her career in the service industry for the military, ultimately becoming a commander.
Xander and Peri
As King of Nohr, Xander laid the foundation for a new era of peace and prosperity for the kingdom. Peri eventually learned the difference between right and wrong. It took a while.
Xander and Sakura
As King of Nohr, Xander laid the foundation of peace and prosperity for the kingdom. Sakura, dedicated herself to helping the underprivileged, and the two worked happily together.

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Xander alongside Sigurd appear in the sixth series of Fire Emblem Cipher as its representatives. Xander is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:

EtymologyEdit

Xander is derived from Alexander, which in turn is derived from Alexandros, which is Greek for "Defender of the people".

TriviaEdit

  • Xander's official artwork depicts him wielding Siegfried.
  • Xander shares his English voice actor, David Stanbra, with Kaze, Shura, Kilma, Sumeragi and the Rainbow Sage.
  • Xander is the only Nohr Royal Sibling to not have his base class used as a secondary class for any of his siblings.
  • Xander was the 2nd most popular male character in the official character popularity poll held on the game's official site.
    • Xander came 3rd in the character popularity poll and came 4th in the spouse poll, both were issued by Famitsu.
    • Xander placed 4th in the character popularity poll issued by Nintendo Dream.
  • Despite the fact that other Fire Emblem Trophies in Smash who feature a mount unit have their mounts featured, Xander is the only mount character to not have his mount featured in his trophy.
  • Xander's circlet was given to him by Garon, according to one of his Private Quarters lines in the Japanese version.
  • Xander has displayed actions and characteristics that could make him be categorized as a character of the Camus archetype. For instance, Xander saying that even though he knew what he was doing was wrong, him being the Crown Prince of Nohr gave him no choice in the matter resembles Camus, who could not side with Marth because he was a knight of Grust.
    • Xander has more resemblances and loose connections to Camus in more ways beyond the similarity of their role within the two respective stories. Appearance wise, they have blond, wavy hair, brown eyes, and are dressed in black attires. Gameplay wise, they have their base class as Paladin and wield a legendary weapon. Moreover, the “Sieg” part in the name of Xander’s sword Siegfried and his son’s name Siegbert share the same katakana spelling with Zeke, Camus’s alias in Fire Emblem Gaiden.
  • Xander is the only known Nohr royal child born to a queen, as his other blood-related siblings are born to different concubines.
  • There is a continuity error between Xander and Leo's B support and Peri and Laslow's conversation in Beach Brawl. In the Beach Brawl, Peri states that Xander cannot swim, not even a dog paddle. However, Leo states that Xander excels in everything he tries, where then he names swimming as an example. However, this is just a mistake on the localization team's part, as Leo mentioned no such thing in the Japanese version.
    • Alternatively, since the characters you control in Beach Brawl are separate from the ones in the main story, this could potentially be a different Xander that is unable to swim.
    • Xander being unable to swim is once again mentioned during his costume conversation with Anna in the Nohrian Festival of Bonds DLC. This time it is confessed by Xander himself.
  • Xander shares his critical quote "You're right where I want you" with his retainers Peri and Laslow.
  • Xander shares the same battle animations with the Mercenary class when he is dismounted.

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