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|“|| You appear to be looking forward, but in reality you're only looking downward. You're only looking at yourself. Like that, you will find nothing.
Wiseman is Khan Wong's alter ego.
This masked, hooded, and caped figure appears several times throughout the game and gives Fei, Khan's son, advice. Sometimes he appears to fight or antagonize him and other times he appears to directly help Fei and the group, such as when he appeared in Zeboim in order to contain Id.
Wiseman appears in the flesh just before the battle tournament in Bledavik and it is clear from his introduction that he is not just a minor character.
While exploring the Zeboim Ruins, Wiseman appears in an attempt to stop Id. The scene ends on a cliffhanger.
The last time Wiseman appears is after Fei and Id have reconciled in Fei's mind and Xenogears is created. Wiseman disappears forever when he reveals his true identity as Khan Wong. It is also revealed that Wiseman, Khan, and Grahf are the same person, and Grahf has taken over Khan's body and is using him as a host. Khan's will allowed him to periodically break free of Grahf's control and act of his own accord. It is during these times that he appeared as Wiseman.
- "Why do you fight? ...For yourself? Or for the sake of others?" (to Fei)
- Wiseman is a reference to the Biblical Wisemen. Stories actually tell of a fourth wise man besides Balthasar, Melchior and Gaspar. This wiseman's gift was in the form of 3 stones/gems. In the game, the player must find 3 stones to enter Wiseman's room in Shevat.
- Many JRPGs have plot twists where a masked man unmasks himself, revealing to be a long-lost relative of the protagonist, but Xenogears is one of the few where the plot twist happens threefold at the same time: in a single cutscene Wiseman and Grahf's current body are revealed to be the same person: Khan Wong.