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4/01/2014

Let's Play Xenogears, Part 7

The plan to retake Bledavik goes terribly wrong as Grahf and a mysterious red Gear intervene...



Questions so far:

  • Miang and Grahf seem to be in league with one another.  What is their goal?
  • What is the "power" that Grahf granted Vanderkaum?
  • Why is the red Gear so powerful?
  • What is Ramsus' grudge with the pilot of the red Gear?
  • What is the significance of the name "the demon of Elru"?

Answered questions

  • Elly's bloody flashback from earlier is apparently related to her having a negative reaction to the Drive drug.  As we see here, it brings out a much more violent, bloodthirsty side of her...
  • The red-haired man from Fei and Ramsus' flashbacks is apparently the pilot of the red Gear.

Various factoids and symbolism

  • Vierge is the French word for "virgin".  This could be a reference to either the Virgin Mary or Virgo, the sixth sign of the Zodiac.
  • Jericho is the name of a city located near the Jordan River.  In the Bible it is also the setting for the Battle of Jericho, where the Israelites, led by Joshua, return to the promised land.