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Look, my body... Different from Maria, Margie... and Elly. Human imitation... but different. Kim and Elly said... I was angel.

Emeralda Kasim, known in Japanese as Emerada (エメラダ, emerada), is a 4000 year old nanomachine colony in the shape of a young girl. She is a playable character in Xenogears.

Biography[]

Kim commentates to Elly on his greatest achievement.

Kim Kasim, Abel's second known incarnation, created Emeralda during the Zeboim era in the year 6082. Driven by his wife Elly's inability to give birth due to the hereditary genetic damage, Kim analyzed Elly's gene pattern, and created a nanomachine colony. Naming her "Emeralda", due to her emerald green hair, Kim wanted Emeralda to be a form of "pure life", a being who would 'break the curse' for the sake of life itself.

At the time, Myyah Hawwa was manipulating the government, and wanted Kim's knowledge in order to use nanomachines in one last effort to repair humanity's genetic damage.

In 6083, having realized the true nature of his sponsor Myyah, Kim transferred Emeralda to a research facility prepared by Ravine. In an attempt to seize Kim's research, Myyah dispatched a special forces unit into the facility. In the skirmish, Elly was fatally shot, and the distraught Kim sealed himself up with Emeralda in the facility. Myyah reset the human evolutionary cycle by starting a worldwide nuclear war, and the nation was buried underneath the waves.

It would take several thousand years for the facility to be dug up again by the Ethos, and for its various security measures to be breached by Fei Fong Wong's allies.

Xenogears[]

The group first meets her in the Zeboim Ruins, where they breach the security of Kim's former laboratory and awaken her, but Isaac Stone alongside Tolone and Seraphita take her away.

Later in the game, they rescue her in the underwater Sargasso Point. Although her vocabulary is limited and her language is awkward ("I be strong and make Kim and Elly proud that I their child!"), she is able to comprehend most things. She calls Fei Fong Wong "Kim", which confuses him.

The player may visit the optional Lighthouse near the end of Disc 2, which actually leads to part of Zeboim. Emeralda retrieves her memories and changes her body to that of an adult if this sidequest is completed.

In the final cutscene she is seen in her grown form, suggesting that showing up for the Lighthouse side quest is canonical with the story.

Gameplay[]

She is a strong character physically, but her child-like knowledge of the world gives her a strong dependence upon Fei, whom she recognizes as Kim. With her elemental Ether abilities and the ability to alter her body's shape, she is readily equipped with devastating attacks.

In her adult form, gained by completing the Lighthouse side quest on disc 2, Emeralda's stat gains far exceed those of any other character, with all of her stats increasing upon level-up instead of only some. This distinct combination of good physical skills and ether ability pool on top of making her a great choice for on-foot combat, perhaps not-coincidentally make her an ideal combination of the best traits of her 'surrogate parents.' Her weight in both child and adult forms is 96kg, as her artificial body is far heavier than it appears.

In battles, Emeralda can change weaponry within the parts of her body when using her deathblows as she herself transforms into a hammer to knock her opponent, her legs can turn into a drill, and some of her kicks can turn into a scythe blade and her hair can control itself like a whip as both of her hands can elongate into large hands resembling a giant fan to sweep them away with a giant tornado.

In her adult form, most of her moves are changed drastically as a contrast to her child form with the exception of her final deathblow, Dark Beast. Each of her hands can change either a hammer or a mallet and retains some of her kicks can turn her leg into a scythe blade. She can also turn both hands into a Morning Star to hit her opponent down and her long hair is used as a whip to whip her opponents. Her Reycount deathblow had changed color from purple to green.

In both forms, Emeralda can changed into a moving spike crusher to slash her opponent as one of her deathblows.

In Gear battles, her Gear is Crescens and most of its moves are focused on its long hair-like spikes as well as its kicks.

Deathblows[]

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Emeralda Deathblow Compilation

Emeralda (child) Deathblows.

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Emeralda Deathblow Compilation 2 (Adult)

Emeralda (adult) Deathblows.

  • Leg Cutter: Triangle Button.png X Button.png - 4 AP
    • Emeralda punches her opponent and deals multiple hits by raising her right hand like a sword and transforms into a chakram to slash her opponent to deal damage.
    • Emeralda punches her opponent and goes for a leg sweep and transforms into a chakram to slash her opponent to deal damage.
  • Wave Cutter: Triangle Button.png Triangle Button.png X Button.png
    • Emeralda punches her opponent followed by transforming herself into a hammer to deal damage and double slashing her opponent with her bare hands followed by a heavy leg scythe.
    • Emeralda forms a disc-like boomerang to launch her opponent with her bare hands and goes for a somersault, dealing damage.
  • Leg Spin: Square Button.png X Button.png - 5 AP
    • Emeralda goes for a leg sweep and turning her right left foot into a drill to deal multiple damage.
    • Emeralda spins her hair to whiplash her opponent followed by a downward punch and transforming both of her legs into a drill to deal multiple damage.
  • Hammerhead: Triangle Button.png Triangle Button.png Triangle Button.png X Button.png - 6 AP
    • Emeralda goes for a combo to her opponent and transforms herself into a hammer to smash her opponent followed by a drill in both of her legs.
    • Emeralda combos her opponent and using her hair to form the hammer to be wielded by her and knocks her opponent followed by a back kick.
  • Grand Arm: Triangle Button.png Square Button.png X Button.png - 6 AP
    • Emeralda punches her opponent followed by two leg scythes and makes a heavy blow to make her hands into a massive tremor, dealing damage.
    • Much like her child form, she makes a heavy blow by turning her hands into a massive tremor, dealing damage.
  • Divider: Square Button.png Triangle Button.png X Button.png - 6 AP
    • Emeralda trips her opponent with her hair followed by transforming herself into a hammer to deal damage as she divides herself into multiple bytes to damage her opponent.
    • Much like her child form, she divides herself in multiple bytes to damage her opponent but with pink sparkles.
  • Flying Arm: X Button.png X Button.png - 6 AP
    • Emeralda deals heavy damage with her hair and stuns her opponent by punching through the gut and using her hair as a whip to whiplash her opponent followed by a sweep and her transformation as a hammer to knock her opponent.
    • Emeralda damages her opponent with her hair turned into morning star and elongates both of her arms to make two powerful punches on her opponent, dealing damage.
  • Tornado Arm: Triangle Button.png Triangle Button.png Triangle Button.png Triangle Button.png X Button.png - Wind Elemental?, 7 AP
    • Both of Emeralda's hands grow larger and forms a giant fan to make giant tornado to deal wind damage.
    • Much like her child form, her hands grow larger and forms a giant fan to create fire tornadoes to deal fire damage. This replaces her wind damage for fire damage.
  • Reycount: Triangle Button.png Triangle Button.png Square Button.png X Button.png - Earth/Fire Elemental?, 7 AP
    • Emeralda forms herself into a purple projectile that deals heavy damage into four hits.
    • The projectile that Emeralda undertakes is now green instead of purple.
  • Dark Beast: Triangle Button.png Square Button.png Triangle Button.png X Button.png - Fire/Water/Darkness Elemental?, 7 AP
    • Both her and her adult form summons the dark beast by using two projectiles to devour their opponent in darkness to deal massive damage.

Guest Appearances & Cameos[]

Emeralda in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.

Emeralda was a Rare Summon in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius during their first Xenogears collaboration period.

Trivia[]

Kim Kasim's gift.

Emeralda naked.

  • Like Seibzehn, Emeralda's Gear, Crescens, was originally scheduled to align with an Anima and become an Omnigear, El-Crescens, as well as give her more character exploration. However, this aspect was removed during the final phases of development.
  • The music box in the beginning of the game is a present from Kim to Emeralda. After the scenes in Zeboim, go back to Citan's house. The music box was excavated from some Zeboim ruins. On the side of the box: "Celebrating my daughter's birth... may all the dreams, courage & love in the world be yours..."
  • If Emeralda is taken to the restaurant in Aveh (before entering Solaris), her sprite will be the nude one used to depict her in a test tube, due to either a glitch or developer oversight.


Gallery[]

Videos[]

File:Xenogears Soundtrack - June Mermaid

Emeralda Kasim Theme

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