“Yes... If an old man like me would suffice... My only wish was to fight against the Empire. There is nothing more that I could ask!”
Xavier (ゼーベイア Zēbeia) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a former general of Leonster who sided with Freege after the fall of Leonster in order to save Leonster's people from annihilation. He can be recruited by Leif after all of the civilians have talked to his troops.
- Leif - 10%
Xavier can use all weapon types except tomes and staves, has a leadership star, and possesses three powerful skills: Wrath, Charge, and Great Shield. The combination of his incredibly high base Defense and his reasonably high HP, Strength, and Skill, along with Wrath and Great Shield, makes him a fierce defensive unit that is incredibly difficult to defeat, or even survive. While having Charge is sometimes actually detrimental (due to drawing out a battle with an enemy unit that your own cannot defeat, leaving him possibly low and vulnerable to another unit), his Great Shield skill and high defensive stats help offset the potential dangers.
Taking advantage of his A rank in bows and axes allows him to use any non-personal weapon in the game from either type right from the start. While he has some weaknesses in the beginning, like the aforementioned low speed, his great growths (especially with the abundance of crusader scrolls by the time he is recruited) balance out these weaknesses relatively quickly. Considering all of these factors, he is definitely worth using if you are willing to fulfill his difficult recruitment condition, being arguably one of the best units in the game.
It is worthy of note is that he is one of only two playable characters able to use lances indoors, the other being a promoted Dalsin. Though contrary to his manual artwork, Lances are his lowest weapon skill at E rank and raising it will be a time consuming process.
Players using Xavier should be extremely cautious about putting him in range of units with long range weapons. Charge can activate against them, too.
Xavier - The Loyal Veteran (忠義の老将軍 Chūgi no rō shōgun)
Xavier worked alongside Leif to build the New Kingdom of Thracia. His rich experience and vast knowledge served to be extremely valuable in making important decisions, and the youths in the New Thracia's government often looked to him for advice.
“Forgive me...Lord Leaf... Glory be to Leonster!”
—Xavier's death quote in Thracia 776.
- Xavier's manual artwork depicts him with a Lance, despite the fact that his lance weapon level is the lowest of all his weapon levels.
- Xavier Ilios and Galzus share identical growth rates.