|Appearances||Xenosaga Episode I|
Xenosaga Episode II
Xenosaga Episode III
Xenosaga I & II
Xenosaga: The Animation
Appearance and personality
Founder and CEO of the interplanetary conglomerate, Vector Industries.
He also served as the Executive Committee Director of the Galaxy Federation, up to a decade ago.
Like chaos, his origins and personal history are shrouded in mystery.
A man in a scarlet cloak, his advisor and aide, is ever present at his side and the strains of Wagner can always be heard in his office.
Founder and CEO of interplanetary conglomerate Vector Industries. Having created the U.M.N., a giant network unifying all of space, and built facilities for hyperspace navigation, the company has become the de facto nucleus of all civilization, with a firm grasp of all the latest technology.
Once the Galaxy Federation Executive Committee Director, his origins and personal history are shrouded in mystery. Furthermore, in addition to his official role, he commands the secret order of cloaked figures known as Testaments, attempting to meddle with the destinies of Shion, KOS-MOS, and the others.
The only ones to understand Wilhelm's fixation with Shion and KOS-MOS--his purpose and motivation--are the Testaments, and even they may not truly understand his plans.
Supposedly, his office is constantly filled with the music of Wagner.
Calling chaos Yeshua and reading the movements of the Compass of Order and Chaos, he plots to change the very shape of the world. In trying to bend the movement of the God-ordained compass towards his own desired conclusion, he makes himself a traitor unto God.
What he is attempting to accomplish can be inferred from the words he once spoke to Kevin as a boy: eternal recurrence. Millenia ago, when the will of humanity resonated with chaos' power of Anima-- the failsafe of the universe--the universe's destruction was ordained.
Wilhelm chose eternal recurrence through Zarathustra as a means of averting that destruction--rewinding time to the past and living in an eternal cycle.
Vector, Ormus, the Testaments, and finally KOS-MOS and Shion--he waited until the moment that all the necessary factors were lined up.
It is unsure whether the current cycle is the tenth recurrence, or even the hundredth, but the distortions created by the repetition gradually changed people's consciousness. Ultimately, mankind rejected his power, choosing to progress to the future by their own will.
While his methods differed from Shion's, Wilhelm undoubtedly sought to save the world just the same. Or perhaps what he truly wanted was a revolution in mankind's consciousness, brought about by the cyclical recurrence of time.
Characters of Xenosaga
|Main playable characters||chaos • Jin • Jr. • KOS-MOS • MOMO • Shion • Ziggy|
|Vector||Alex • Allen • Kevin • Miyuki • Roth • T-elos • Wilhelm|
|Elsa/Durandal||Alby • Mary • Hammer • Matthews • Nigredo • Professor • Scott • Shelly • Tony|
|Ormus/U-TIC||Joachim • Margulis • Pellegri • Sellers • Sergius • Heinlein|
|Galaxy Federation||Canaan • Juli • Helmer • Virgil • Voyager|
|Yuriev Institute||Albedo • Citrine • Sakura • Yuriev|
|Lost Jerusalem||Jesus Christ • Mary Magdalene • Masuda|