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Let's Play Xenogears, Part 3

Generic cave dungeons.  Where would the genre be without them?

Questions so far:

  • Who is the man Citan was speaking to, and who are the Gazel he mentioned?
  • How do Citan and Sigurd know one another?
  • Sigurd refers to Citan as "Hyuga."  What is the significance of the name?
  • Who is Balthazar and what is his true motivation?
  • Why does Balthazar refer to Weltall as the "destroyer of god"?
  • What is the significance of Weltall's "Black Boxes"?

Various factoids and symbolism

  • The term "Gospel" is an account describing the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
  • The "Fate" the masked man mentions is similar to the end times as told in the Book of Revelation.
  • The name "Brigandier" is likely a combination of "brigand" (robber) and "brigadier", a military rank for the leader of a brigade.
  • Sigurd is the name of a hero from Norse mythology.
  • Balthazar is the name of one of the three Magi (wise men) who visited Jesus after his birth, along with Caspar and Melchior.
  • Bartholomew is the name of one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus.
  • Fatima is an Arabic word meaning "chaste" or "one who abstains from forbidden things".