KOS-MOS ver. 1 from Episode I
3 (Episode III)
|Height||167 cm (Ver. 1)|
|Weight||92 kg (Ver. 1)|
|Designer||Kunihiko Tanaka (XS1, XC2)|
|Japanese VA||Mariko Suzuki|
|English VA||Bridget Hoffman (XS1, XS3)|
Colleen O'Shaughnessey (XS2)
Luci Christian (The Animation)
Caitlin Thorburn (XC2)
|Appearances||Xenosaga Episode I|
Xenosaga Episode II
Xenosaga Episode III
Xenosaga I & II
Xenosaga II to III: A Missing Year
Xenosaga Outer File
Xenosaga: The Animation
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Namco X Capcom
Project X Zone
Project X Zone 2
Venus & Braves
Appearance and personality
KOS-MOS is a female anti-gnosis battle android developed by Vector Industries. In contrast to current Realian technology, she is made up entirely of mechanical parts. She was created by Kevin Winnicot and Shion Uzuki. As her creator, KOS-MOS unconditionally protects Shion. KOS-MOS stands for Kosmos Obey Strategic Multiple Operation Systems. Her serial number is 00-00-00-00-1. She has the ability to activate the Hilbert Effect, which will cause gnosis to be brought into the same reality as the humans they interact with.
Prior to the events of the game, Kevin arranged to provide access to Cherenkov and soldiers of the U-TIC Organization to enter the facility where KOS-MOS was being developed. While Cherenkov hoped to seize KOS-MOS, she instead went out of control, killing not only the U-TIC Soldiers but her developers as well. This included Kevin. This version of KOS-MOS was eventually stopped by Shion, destroying it, with only her and Cherenkov as the survivors.
KOS-MOS begins the game still in development, with Shion traveling into the Encaphalon in order to use a simulator to test her abilities. She was stationed on the Woglinde to help defend it in the event the gnosis arrived. However Shion and the development team have no actual field data on her, as she has solely been used in simulations. When the gnosis attack the Woglinde, KOS-MOS awakens on her own. She is able to ensure the escape of the Vector employees and make her way to Shion along with Allen. As the two head towards the escape pods they are accompanied by the soldier Virgil. When Virgil stands in her line of fire, KOS-MOS kills him, not wanting the reduction in offensive capability that avoiding him would cause. This horrifies Shion greatly. KOS-MOS and Shion are able to defeat additional gnosis in their way and Shion and Allen make their way into an escape pod to depart the Woglinde. As they depart KOS-MOS confirms that the Woglinde didn't capture the original Zohar, but rather an emulator. This information appears to have been transmitted directly to the Red Testament and Vector CEO Wilhelm.
The passenger ship Elsa soon comes across KOS-MOS. She requests they gate jump to Second Miltia and bring her there, threatening to kill them all if they don't do what she says. The Elsa crew reluctantly let her inside. When the Elsa finds Shion's escape pod, KOS-MOS wants to leave it for the Federation rescue vessels to pick up. KOS-MOS relents after Shion threatens to kill herself and Allen, and chaos appears aboard the bridge and requests they recover them. Shion continues to be surprised by KOS-MOS acting on her own as well as following a mission that Shion is not aware of all the details of. KOS-MOS is permitted usage of the ship's generator to replenish her energy reserves. While she rests she is visited by chaos, who asks where the real her exists. She is also visited by Cherenkov, who is frightened by her and pulls out a gun before Shion shows up.
Shion demands and is permitted from her boss the ability to remain by KOS-MOS's side, so she can determine why she is acting on her own. While on board the Elsa KOS-MOS helps with the dishes and fighting off U-TIC soldiers when Ziggy and MOMO board the ship. When the Elsa comes across the Cathedral Ship, KOS-MOS activates the Hilbert Effect, but the Elsa and all its crew members are nonetheless pulled into it. KOS-MOS picks up a signal similar to that of the Zohar Emulator and the party makes their way there. After they find the Emulator and kill Cherenkov, who has turned into a gnosis, the Cathedral Ship starts to fade away, but there is still a massive amount of gnosis in the area. On her own, KOS-MOS travels up the Elsa's elevator and launches an attack that wipes out all the gnosis. During this scene her eyes appear as blue instead of red for the only time in the game.
When the U-TIC Organization frames the Kukai Foundation for the destruction of the Woglinde, the party is able to prove their innocence by diving into the Encaphalon and recovering KOS-MOS' database. Before departing the Encephalon, Shion has a vision of KOS-MOS and the planet Miltia firing at each other, causing a large explosion. They also find Shion tied to a crucifix-shaped stone. When the gnosis attack the Kukai Foundation shortly afterwards, KOS-MOS again activates the Hilbert Effect to assist in defeating them. Using a phase transfer cannon set up for KOS-MOS by Vector, she fires upon the invisible base summoning the gnosis, the Song of Nephilim, revealing it.
When Albedo tries to access the Y-Data, KOS-MOS appears, protecting it, and saying she does not exist for his pleasure. KOS-MOS heads into the Song of Nephilim along with the party, and then Proto Merkabah. As Proto Merkabah starts descending into the atmosphere of Second Miltia, KOS-MOS stays behind to detach the base's sub components. She is able to do so and make it back to the Elsa as it departs, with Ziggy grabbing a hold of her as she jumps right near the ship. As the Elsa descends towards Second Miltia is starts burning up. KOS-MOS jumps off the ship, in front of it, and activates her energy shield in order to cool its descent.
At the start of the game, KOS-MOS is brought to Vector's Second R&D Division on Second Miltia by Shion and Allen. There, the supervisor shows them a diagram of the KOS-MOS Tertiary Weapon System being developed for her. Shion agrees to transfer KOS-MOS over to them. As they leave, Shion tells Allen to keep his eye on KOS-MOS. When the party dives into the Subconscious Domain, Allen provides KOS-MOS' data so she can accompany them.
When Shion heads towards Old Miltia in the Dinah, KOS-MOS awakens on her own while at the Second R&D Division and gets onto a craft that she uses to head into space, claiming Shion is calling her. She soon catches up with the Dinah and combines the craft with it, being able to fight off the enemy forces with it. During this her eyes temporarily change to blue again. KOS-MOS accompanies Shion and the others as they make their way through the Ormus Stronghold, then down to Old Miltia and into Labyrinthos. There she destroys the Zohar Control System once it starts to link with U-DO, killing Cecily and Cathe who are connected to the system. At the Omega System, when Albedo starts linking with U-DO, KOS-MOS claims she can hold things off for three minutes and recommends Shion and the others escape. She is able to escape along with the others on the Elsa.
Xenosaga II to III
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
As a party member
- Main article: KOS-MOS/Gameplay (XS1)
- Main article: KOS-MOS/Gameplay (XS2)
- Main article: KOS-MOS/Gameplay (XS3)
Xenosaga I & II
- Main article: KOS-MOS/Gameplay (XS1&2)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
- Main article: KOS-MOS/Gameplay (XC2)
An armored female android developed by the interstellar conglomerate, Vector Industries.
She is comprised entirely of mechanical parts, a rarity in an age of advanced Realian technology. The basic tenet to which she adheres to is based on logic, probability, and completion of her mission above all else. She also unconditionally protects Shion, her creator.
She is equipped with a "simulated personality OS" to aid in communication, and though her speech conveys her role as an android in service to humans, her tendency to put logic and probability first makes her quite difficult to manage at times.
The name KOS-MOS is a general acronym to denote an anti-Gnosis tactical system. It stands for "KOS-MOS Obey Strategic Multiple Operations Systems."
A being designed and constructed for the purpose of monitoring Shion.
In Jungian psychology, the archetype is the portion of the mind which is passed on hereditarily. It is said to be the model upon which the unconscious, instinctive workings of the mind are structured.
Kevin, needing to die in front of Shion's eyes, had secretly installed a program into the archetype causing it to go out of control. The program was later engaged via the startup key which Kevin had given to Andrew.
KOS-MOS [Test Type]
Frame created by Shion and the others based on the Archetype.
Partially in order to shake off memories of the incident when the Archetype went out of control, the exterior of this model's design was much closer to that of a human body. Several monitoring sensors were installed inside the body to record real-world data.
KOS-MOS [Combat Frame]
Frame created by the Second R&D Division.
In order to shield her internal organs from shocks delivered to the outer body during combat, her body was filled with fluorescent blue anti-G gel. The Hilbert emission device, which had taken the form of a visor in Version 1, was miniaturized and installed into her forehead. Her body was designed with the implementation of the Tertiary Weapons System in mind; its resilience was increased dramatically.
KOS-MOS, having awoken as Mary Magdalene.
A female-shaped battle android developed by the interplanetary conglomerate Vector Industries. A being created entirely from mechanical parts, exceptionally rare in this era of advanced Realian technology.
Prioritizing the three fundamentals of logic, efficiency, and duty, she protects her creator Shion unconditionally. She is equipped with an Artificial Personality OS" in hopes of facilitating smooth communication with others, and her tone is that of an android subservient to humans. As she is actually just prioritizing logic and efficiency, however, she can often be difficult to handle.
KOS-MOS is the term applied to the entire anti-Gnosis combat system; it stands for "Kosmos Obey Strategical Multiple Operation Systems."
Why were KOS-MOS's repairs that took place on the Miltia of the past within Shion's deep memory, a type of imaginary space, reflected in the real world? One reason is the fact that actions in one portion of the U.M.N., the deep memory--that is to say, the collective unconscious-- are equivalent to those in the real world according to one definition, where the difference is strictly subjective-- brought about by the observer's recognition of it as such.
Though KOS-MOS awakened as Mary Magdalene as a result of T-elos' defeat, Mary's original memories and characteristics have undergone a transformation, leading to the creation of an entirely new personality which is both Mary and not Mary at the same time. This is fundamentally analogous to Sakura's transformation into MOMO.
The battle over, KOS-MOS falls into an eternal sleep and drifts, like the passage of time, through the emptiness of space. A blue light penetrates her battered and faded figure. Perhaps that light will be the cause of a new awakening.
ヴェクター第一開発局、対グノーシス専用ヒト型掃討兵器KP-X。Kosmos Obey Strategical Multiple Observation Systemが正式名称で、訳すと"秩序に従属する戦略的多目的体系"となり、頭文字を取ってKOS-MOSと呼ばれる。ヴェクター関係者を保護することが義務づけられ、戦闘など非常時に於いても、それは優先させる。感情プログラムは造物主たる人間が使いやすいようプログラムさせていると言いながら、素子構造は人脳を忠実に再現していることから、独自の感情が生まれる可能性が暗示させている。最大機能は"ヒルベルトエフェクト"で、グノーシスを固着化させる。開発計画担当幹技師であるシオンの知らない兵装（グノーシスを吸収する）があることや、シオンとは違う者の命令で行動している気配が感じられ、何か特別の任務を持っているとも思われる。
Xenosaga I & II
KOS－MOSとは、対グノーシス用に開発された戦闘システムの総称であり、正式名称は"Kosmos Obey Strategical Multiple Operations Systems"直訳すると"秩序に徒属する戦略的多目的制御体系"となる。
- In the Japanese version of Xenosaga and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, KOS-MOS is voiced by Mariko Suzuki, who also voices T-elos in Xenosaga Episode III and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
- Along with KOS-MOS' Japanese voice actor, her English voice actor in Xenosaga Episode I and Xenosaga Episode III, Bridget Hoffman, also voices T-elos in Xenosaga Episode III.
- In the English version of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, KOS-MOS is voiced by Caitlin Thorburn, who also voices Nim and T-elos in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
In other languages
- Main article: KOS-MOS/Gallery
Characters of Xenosaga
|Main playable characters||chaos • Jin • Jr. • KOS-MOS • MOMO • Shion • Ziggy|
|Vector||Alex • Allen • Bunnie • Kayla • Kevin • Miyuki • T-elos • Togashi • Wilhelm|
|Elsa/Durandal||Alby • Gaignun • Hammer • Mary • Matthews • Professor • Scott • Shelley • Tony|
|Ormus/U-TIC||Cherenkov • Heinlein • Hermann • Joachim • Julius XVII • Kirsch • Margulis • Orgulla • Pellegri • Richard • Sellers • Sergius XIV • Sergius XVII • Vanderkam|
|Galaxy Federation||Canaan • Helmer • Juli • Lapis • Ruryk • Virgil • Voyager|
|Yuriev Institute||Albedo • Citrine • Sakura • Yuriev • Zora|
|Miltia||Aizen • Almadel • Aoi • Cathe • Cecily • Febronia • Mai • Suou|
|Abraxas||Alexei • Bugs • Erich • Joaquin • Klaus • Lactis • McCallum • Melisse • Mikhail • Sharon|
|Lost Jerusalem||Grimoire • Jesus • Mary Magdalene • Masuda • Nephilim|
|Other||Abel • Dark Professor • Doctus • U-DO|
Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2
|Playable Drivers||Mòrag • Nia • Rex • Tora • Vandham • Zeke|
|Main playable Blades||Brighid • Dromarch • Mythra • Pandoria • Pneuma • Poppi • Pyra • Roc|
|Optional playable Blades||Adenine • Aegaeon • Agate • Azami • Boreas • Dagas • Dahlia • Electra • Finch • Floren • Godfrey • Gorg • Herald • Kasandra • Kora • KOS-MOS • Newt • Nim • Perceval • Perun • Praxis • Sheba • T-elos • Theory • Ursula • Vale • Vess • Wulfric • Zenobia|
|DLC Blades||Corvin • Crossette • Elma • Fiora • Poppibuster • Shulk|
|Torna||Akhos • Cressidus • Jin • Lora • Malos • Mikhail • Obrona • Patroka • Perdido • Sever|
|Argentum||Bana • Niranira • Pupunin • Spraine|
|Gormott||Dughall • Padraig • Rhys • Umon|
|Uraya||Iona • Cole • Raqura • Yew • Zuo|
|Mor Ardain||Lila • Muimui • Niall • Roderich • Soosoo • Tatazo|
|Leftheria||Addam • Azurda • Corinne|
|Indol||Amalthus • Fan la Norne|
|Tantal||Eulogimenos • Genbu • Turters|
|Other||The Architect • Galea • Klaus • Nopon Archsage • Ontos|