|“|| Shion, I like it here... I'm the only living thing that exists in this place. There's nothing else... no anger, no sadness, no happiness... not even a future. The only thing that's here... is me. And that'll eventually fade away. It feels good... this is exactly what I've been searching for all this time. Shion, you'll eventually find yourself here, too. I'm sure of it. It won't be much longer... I know... I can tell...
The Beach of Nothingness is a mysterious and otherworldly all-white beach seen in both Episodes I and III. It is a limbo-like place visited by those who are either near death or have previously died, and may be compared to a purgatory.
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht Edit
In Episode I, Shion Uzuki and Andrew Cherenkov visit the Beach of Nothingness after Cherenkov transforms into a Gnosis and later dies in the Cathedral Ship. He relates his past to Shion here and tells her he likes the beach because there is nothing else there but himself. Before disappearing completely, Cherenkov notes that Shion will one day arrive here. Whether she will or not is in doubt after the end of Episode III.
Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra Edit
In Episode III, Shion once again finds herself on the Beach of Nothingness accompanied by the spirit of Joachim Mizrahi, and together they witness of a vision of KOS-MOS in her true human form, Mary Magdalene.
- The Beach of Nothingness bears mythological references to "Thule".