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Margulis
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Species Human
Gender Male
Age 44 (Episode I and II)
45 (Episode III)
Height 184 cm
Weight 78 kg
Japanese VA Jouji Nakata
English VA Michael McConnohie
Appearances Xenosaga Episode I
Xenosaga Episode II
Xenosaga Episode III
Xenosaga: The Animation
Xenosaga I & II

Margulis (マーグリス) is a major antagonist in the Xenosaga series. He is the commander of the U-TIC Organization and Chief Inquisitor of Ormus.

Appearance and personality[edit]

Margulis is a man with maroon hair pushed back with purple eyes. A scar run downs to his left cheek that was given by his rival, Jin Uzuki. He usual attire consists of a dark ceremonial overcoat with a scabbard that contains his sword in the front. During his time as a Federation Colonel, he wears a black Federation military overcoat with red trims.

Margulis is a fanatical devotee to Ormus's cause to return to Lost Jerusalem. He is loyal to Heinlein, but looks down on his Patriarch, Sergius XVII as a senile old man. He has an intense rivalry with Jin Uzuki that dates back even before the Miltian Conflict. In battle, he is arrogant and cares little for the lives he sacrificed, whether civilians or his own operatives.

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Story arc[edit]

Background[edit]

Before Miltia[edit]

Margulis was born as part of the People of Zohar on the planet Michtam. At some point during his youth, he trained under Ouga Uzuki and learned the art of the sword alongside Ouga's grandson Jin. After the destruction of Michtam, Margulis became a radical devotee of Ormus's Cardinal Heinlein and, by extension, the Immigrant Fleet. The loss of his home planet also drove his hatred for the Galaxy Federation.

Miltian Conflict[edit]

Eventually, Margulis went on to become a Colonel of the Galaxy Federation Special Operations forces stationed on planet Zavarov. Of course, this became a front when Cardinal Heinlein had him begin gathering intelligence from within the military. Jin Uzuki and Pellegri were Margulis' subordinates during this time. Not long before the Federation's first descent on Miltia, Margulis and Pellegri abandoned the military to join the U-TIC Organization's forces.

As Jin, chaos, and Canaan made their way through Dasgupta in the midst of the third descent operation, Margulis blocked their path, hoping to prevent Jin from obtaining the Y-Data in Labyrinthos. The two did battle and Margulis' face was scarred by an attack from Jin. By breaking the floor beneath Margulis, Jin made him fall into the depths of Labyrinthos, outsmarting him and ultimately winning the duel. Defeated, Margulis escaped from Miltia on the Song of Nephilim with Sellers and Albedo.

After Miltia[edit]

Following the Miltian Conflict, Margulis took up the position of commander-in-chief of the U-TIC Organization and chief inquisitor of Ormus. His work mostly maintained in the shadows, as the U-TIC Organization's survival hadn't been public. During this time, Margulis recruited Andrew Cherenkov at the correctional facility where he had murdered the staff folllowing numerous failed attempts at personality reconditioning. Margulis easily avoids Cherenkov's attacks and knocks him out. He takes Cherenkov with him and makes him his subordinate, providing him various tests including a Zohar Link Experiment that results in the disappearance of the planet Ariadne.

Episode I[edit]

Margulis is a commander within the U-TIC Organization. During the game he operates out of the base Pleroma. In addition to Cherenkov, he also has Pellegri as a subordinate, who accompanies him there. He first appears when Cherenkov reports to him while on the Woglinde. Margulis is concerned about people disappearing by touching the Zohar Emulator and decides to move up their plans to recover it as a result. This doesn't go according to plan though, and the Gnosis recover it instead. Margulis next appears on Pleroma talking with Pellegri. He doesn't seem concerned about a recent experiment that caused a planet of 1.5 billion people to be eradicated. With MOMO in their hands, Margulis visits her in a cell. He hopes to be able to have a word with the "man hidden inside her" (Joachim Mizrahi). When Ziggy infiltrates Pleroma he and MOMO fight Margulis, coming to a draw until an explosion provides a distraction such that Ziggy and MOMO escape. Margulis sends his forces after them, but they are able to escape onto the Elsa.

Margulis invites Albedo to Pleroma, planning to use him as part of his plans over MOMO. Cherenkov contacts him, claiming he has his hands on MOMO, but Margulis tells him to report back to base. Margulis has Cherenkov's tracking signal watched, and when Cherenkov dies this enables him to find out about it, something that disappoints him. Later, Margulis speaks remotely to Sellers then implements a plan to frame the Kukai Foundation for the destruction of the Woglinde. Margulis plays more of a background role at the conclusion of the game as Albedo utilizes the Song of Nephilim and then Proto Merkabah.

Episode II[edit]

Margulis appears in several scenes in the game reporting to Sergius, leader of Ormus. He first appears in a scene where Sergius questions him about the Y-Data falling into the hands of the Kukai Foundation. Margulis doesn't appear too concerned about it and says preparations for their next move are already under way. Sergius asks about the involvement of Heinlein, Ormus Cardinal in the recent offensive against Second Miltia but Margulis feigns having any knowledge about it. After their conversation is over, Margulis contacts Pellegri on her operation to pursue MOMO on Second Miltia. He has provided her with the E.S. Issachar, possessing a Vessel of Anima and tells her to handle it with care. Margulis is later seen speaking with Sellers, who has had Pleroma destroyed. He then talks to Pellegri, believing that Albedo will soon break the seal to Old Miltia and the Immigrant Fleet will head there.

After Albedo unlocks the seal to Old Miltia, Margulis reports to Sergius about fighting off any interference from the Miltian Government, Subcommittee on Close Encounters and Vector, using the Inquisitors. As the party arrives on Old Miltia and makes their way into the Zohar Isolation Area within Labyrinthos they are confronted by Margulis. Margulis claims they have already accomplished their objective to seize control of the Zohar. He pulls out his sword and again does battle with Jin and the entire party. After he is defeated he retreats via the help of the A.M.W.S. Scutum. In his final appearance of the game, Margulis betrays Sergius, having conspired with Heinlein to have him die a martyr and as such withholds any support when Sergius seeks to defend the Ω System against the oncoming Federation Fleet.

Episode III[edit]

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Lore[edit]

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Database[edit]

Episode I

Margulis

BORN: T.C. 4723
AGE: 44 years old

One of the key figures of the U-TIC Organization and commander of Pleroma, one of their primary bases.

He is intricately connected to both the incident which occurred 14 years ago, and the Miltian Conflict.

He appears to be a former soldier, judging from his strong physique and the sword scar running across his cheek.

A master swordsman with a cold, merciless personality.

Episode III

Margulis

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Commander-in-chief of the U-TIC Organization and Chief Inquisitor of the secret society Ormus.

Chief Inquisitor of the secret society Ormus. Publicly, he holds the title of commander-in-chief of the U-TIC Organization.

A merciless master of the sword, with exceptional battle prowess and crystal-clear judgment; the leadership he displays within Ormus beneath his lofty ideals is absolute.

Muscular in stature, his cheek sports a large scar. That scar was given to him by Jin Uzuki’s sword 15 years earlier, during the Miltian Conflict.

As a youth, both he and Jin Uzuki trained in the sword under Jin’s grandfather; it is said that, at the time, Margulis’s skill surpassed that of Jin.

Upon becoming Colonel of the Galaxy Federation Special Ops, he received orders from Heinlein in his capacity as a member of Ormus and began secret intelligence activities in earnest. The events that occurred during that time tied Margulis and Jin together with strong bonds of fate.

Born a member of planet Michtam’s people of Zohar, he resented the Galaxy Federation for its destruction of his homeland, and pledged loyalty to Cardinal Heinlein in hopes of fulfilling the people of Zohar’s greatest wish: a return to the holy motherland of Lost Jerusalem.

Freaks

マーグリス

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U-TIC機関の中心人物。

T.C.4723年生まれ。44歳。U-TIC機関の中心人物の一人。冷酷無比な剣の達人。高い戦開能力と卓越した思想で絶。対的な統率力を持っている。目的達成のためには手段を選ばず、必要ならば悪魔とも(アルベドのような男とも)手を組むタイプ。相手の抱えるの部分を読み取ってつけ入り、コントロールすることに長けている。かつて高い志を持つ星団連邦政府の軍人だったが、U-TIC機関との関わりを経て、徐々にその人間性を変えていく。

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Xenosaga I & II

マーグリス

T.C.4723生まれ。44歳。
U-TIC機関総司令。
冷酷無比な剣の達人であり、高い戦闘能力を持っている。
屈強な体躯をしており、頬に大きな刀傷がある。
14年前のミルチア紛争に深く関与しているらしい。

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マーグリス その2

若かりし頃、ジン・ウヅキと共にジンの祖父から剣の技の教えを受けており、その剣の実力はジンよりも上であったという。
やがて星団連邦特殊作戦軍大佐となったマーグリスは、オルムスの人間としてハインラインの命を受け、諜報工作活動を本格化させる。
その間にあった出来事が、二人の深い因縁として残っているようである。
また、連邦軍に入隊する前からオルムスの一員であり、現在は異端査問官長という地位にある。
その崇高な理想の下、オルムス内で絶対的な統率力を示している。
頬にある傷は、14年前のミルチア紛争の折にジン・ウヅキとの戦いよってつけられたものである。

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