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- This article is for the character in Xenogears. For the character of the Xenosaga series, see Vanderkam.
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Vanderkam (mistakenly transliterated as "Vanderkaum" in the English localization) is a character from Xenogears. He has a distinctive tattoo of a blue plus sign on his face.
He was originally commander at the Aveh base. When he was demoted, he was sent to command at the border. He loses many lives due to his over-reliance on cannons.
- Vanderkam has the unique distinction of being the only Xenogears character to be brought over into Xenosaga with virtually no changes to his character, aside from tweaks to his backstory and his facial tattoo being changed from a plus sign to an x.
- Vanderkam shares similarities to Xenoblade's Vangarre, Xenoblade Chronicles X's Vandham, and Xenoblade 2's Vandham. While each character is different in their personalities and relationships with the main cast of each game, they all display quirks of a drill sergeant personality, as well as have names beginning with 'Van-'.
- The name "Vanderkam" may be a reference to Jean-Claude Van Damme, a professional actor that has starring in and directed several martial artist action films.