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Ziggurat 8
Jan Sauer
Ziggy XS1.jpg
Episode I artwork
Species Cyborg
Human (Pied Piper)
Gender Male
Age 130
131 (Episode III)
30 (Pied Piper)
Appearances Xenosaga Episode I
Xenosaga Episode II
Xenosaga Episode III
Xenosaga Freaks
Xenosaga I & II
Xenosaga: Pied Piper

Ziggurat 8, nicknamed Ziggy (ジギー), originally known as Jan Sauer (ジャン・ザウアー), is a playable character in the Xenosaga series.

As a playable character[edit]

Episode I[edit]

Main article: Ziggy/Gameplay (XS1)

Episode II[edit]

Main article: Ziggy/Gameplay (XS2)

Episode III[edit]

Main article: Ziggy/Gameplay (XS3)

Xenosaga I & II[edit]

Main article: Ziggy/Gameplay (XS1&2)

Xenosaga: Pied Piper[edit]

Main article: Jan/Gameplay (XSPP)


Episode I


BORN: T.C. 4637

A combat cyborg assigned the task of recovering and protecting MOMO, the 100-Series Observational Realian.

Upon his death in T.C. 4667 at the age of 30, his body was donated to science, and two years later he was reborn as a combat cyborg.

The last rank he held was captain of the 1875th Special Operations Command detachment of the Federation Police Bureau.

He is currently appropriated to the S.O.C.E. According to Federation law, upon death, an individual's body is designated as "public property", thus they are no longer able to control their own fates. Perhaps this is why Ziggy considers himself equipment owned by the S.O.C.E.

His thinking is in direct contrast to MOMO, who longs to be human. Ziggy constantly strives to turn himself completely into a machine through repeated tune-ups that eliminate his human parts, piece by piece.
His looks belie his extremely old age, and his advice gained from years of experience is both practical and precise.

His former name was Jan Sauer.

Ziggurat 8

Ziggurat Industries Cyborg version 8.0.

Since the advent of Realian technology, all effort to develop new cyborgs was abandoned, but pre-existing models continued to be upgraded.

However, with the enactment of the Species Preservation Act this practice was also stopped, making version 8.0 the last in the Ziggurat series.

Episode III


After his death in he line of duty in T.C. 4667 at the age of 30, his remains were donated for body augmentation. He resumed his post two years later as a battle cyborg. His current posting is Contact Subcommittee member Juli Mizrahi. His name in life was Jan Sauer.

The final rank he held in life was detachment captain for the 1875th Special Ops Command. He later worked on tracking the Voyager incident with Melisse Ortus, founder of Scientia, and Lactis, a Canaan-type Realian in the special investigation unit.

During his time in the detachment unit, his and Voyager's relationship was that of superior and subordnate. Voyager sensed the loneliness in Ziggy's heart and invited him to join the Testaments, but Ziggy decisively rejected Voyager's temptations by shooting himself in the head.

It is possible that Ziggy's heart knew peace for the first time after Voyager was sent away after the destruction of Michtam. No one knows how much longer his brain will survive. However, for as long as he can, he'll do what he was unable to d before--dedicate his life to protecting those he cares about. Such was his promise to his departed friends.

Ziggurat 8

The model number of Ziggy's body and the general name for Ziggurat Industries' Type 8 model battle cyborg.

Different from the consumer models, this body was designed specifically for law enforcement use and features exceptional nerve impulse reaction speeds, resilience, and resistance to bullets. Of course, special machinery is required for its maintenance, and the upkeep costs are considerable.

Though Ziggurat Industries has long since closed their now-obsolete production lines in this era of the Galaxy Federation's Realian technology, the individual combat and defense capabilities of cyborgs still trump those of combat Realians, and Ziggurat Industries supposedly still supplies replacement parts to official organizations that continue to choose their product.

Ziggurat Type 8 models typically transfer their neural infrastructure from a Realian base body they inhabit while off-duty into their cyborg body when deployed on a mission. Ziggy, however, remains in his Type 8 body at all times out of personal preference, and does not require a Realian base body.

Jan Sauer

Ziggy's name in life. Stationed in the Federation Police 1875th Special Ops Command. He departed for planet Abraxas as captain of the detachment responsible for the supression of U.M.N. terrorist Voyager on orders for his arrest.

In T.C. 4667, he died n the line of duty while pursuing Voyager. According to reports, he shot himself in the head as the result of psychological instability brought on by the pressures of the long-term investigation.

A registered organ donor, his remains were ultimately collected by Ziggurat Industries.



T.C.4637年生まれ。百年前、連邦警察に所属していたが自殺(T.C.4667年)。その後、ライフリサイクル法によって蘇生された。戦闘用サイボーグ(Ziggurat8)として復職。現在、星団連邦政府内接触小委員会に配備され、百式観測器プロトタイプモモ」の保護、護衛の任を受けている。我を忘れそうになるJr.を制したような、老熟した経験からくるアドバイスは的確で信頼が厚い。「人間」部分である生体部品を、次々と機械部品へと交換して、人から完全なるサイボーグになろうとしている。生前の記憶さえもすべて除去することを望んでいる。生前名はジャン・ザウアー<Jan Sauer>。

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