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Agria

Agria (ToX) 1

Agria (ToX) 2

Information
Game Tales of Xillia
Tales of Xillia 2
Age 15
Height 5'0" / 153 cm
Race Human
Occupation •Former Rashugal Noble
•Member of the Chimeriad
Weapon Sword
Japanese Voice Actor Maaya Sakamoto

Agria the Shadowless (無影のアグリア Muyou no Aguria?), birth name Nadia L. Travis (ナディア・L・トラヴィス Nadia L. Toravisu?), is a major antagonist and member of the Chimeriad in Tales of Xillia. She is alternatively known as the "Lady in Red". In Tales of Xillia 2, Agria appears in various fractured dimensions.

History

Tainted Childhood

Agria was born in Rashugal to the Travis family, being the illegitimate daughter of Count Ferdinand L. Travis (フェルナンド・L・トラヴィス Ferunando L. Toravisu?) and Eva (エヴァ?), a tavern singer at a local village belonging to House Travis. Agria enjoyed a simple yet happy childhood with her mother, her mother's wet nurse, and the wet nurse's daughter, Prinn (プラン Puran?). Ferdinand was mostly uninvolved with their lives, though he did visit occasionally, and when Agria asked about her father, Eva told her that he was busy with work. At one point, Ferdinand gave Agria two little birds.

At the age of six, Agria and Eva were moved to an annex of the Travis manor, where she was finally recognized as Ferdinand's daughter, thereafter bearing his name. Ferdinand's wife, Roberta (ロベルタ Roberuta?), and their four children, however, detested this change and persistently bullied Agria and Eva. When Agria was 11, Eva reached her limit and jumped out of a window to her death, and she was then moved into the central house of the manor, where the bullying intensified. It was not long before Agria herself could no longer endure the torment and ran away.

The Path of Revenge

Agria (ToCE)

Artwork for Tales of Card Evolve.

Managing to survive on her own, Agria eventually heard rumors of her mother's death, learning that either her stepmother Roberta or stepbrother Aurignac (オーリニャック?) was responsible. Agria's desire for revenge instilled with her a powerful maneuver over spirit artes, and she used this to her advantage in slaughtering nobles. She eventually settled in Fennmont until one day, a woman named Mink, who happened to be involved with a noble Agria was targeting, offered to work together with Agria, as Mink herself was a spy from Auj Oule.

Agria soon returned home and feigned remorse for running away, acquiring the aid of Prinn, who began working at Talim Medical School, and using her family's connections to receive her own position at the Laforte Research Center. It was during this time that Mink joined King Gaius as a member of the Chimeriad, changing her name to Presa. Some time afterward, Presa offered for Agria to join her in defending Shrade Island, which was Auj Oule territory being invaded by Rashugal. When Agria learned that two of the commanding Rashugal officers of the invasion were her stepbrothers, she seized the opportunity for revenge.

Agria, at the age of 13, joined Gaius and Presa, as well as the Chimeriad members Wingul and Jiao, in overcoming Rashugal's forces. Agria, Presa, Wingul, and Jiao alone managed to slay 120 soldiers. Agria killed her two stepbrothers and joined the Chimeriad, having proven herself to Gaius, who christened her Agria, the "stinger" of the Chimera. Her final act of revenge occurred when she returned from the battle to Rashugal, where she set the Travis house on fire, killing the remainder of her family and settling the score.

Tales of Xillia

Agria Cut-in (ToX)

Cut-in image for Pyro Storm in Tales of Xillia.

At the beginning of the story, Agria carefully monitored the development of the Lance of Kresnik and planned to steal it; however, the actions of Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell prevent this. Agria is not seen again until the group finds her once more in Fennmont after a failed attempt at securing the Lance. Agria first meets Leia Rolando during this event and takes an immediate dislike toward her and her values. She fights with the group but loses, fleeing shortly afterward. Immediately after Exodus's invasion, Agria sadistically assaults Jude and another soldier, to which Presa proceeds to tell her it is useless to attack them while they are unconscious.

The next day, at the Xailen Woods Temple, she, Gaius, and the rest of the Chimeriad inform Jude they will have to work together in order to stop Gilandor Yul Svent. They reclaim the capital city of Kanbalar, capture one of the battleships, and eventually board Gilland's battleship. Later, at the Nia Khera Hallowmount behind Milla's Shrine, Agria and Presa fight the group in order to prevent them from interfering with Gaius's plans. After the fight, the terrain collapses, and both Agria and Presa fall to their deaths. While falling, Leia saves Agria by grabbing her hand, but Agria claims that some things in the world can never be changed, no matter how hard one tries. She then releases herself from Leia's grip and tells her to "drown in despair" while falling to her death.

Appearance and Personality

Agria (ToA)

Artwork for Tales of Asteria.

Agria has long, grayish hair, a premature whitening that was the direct result of the stress she endured upon running away from home, as well as fair skin, blemished with freckles on her face, and pink eyes. Her attire consists of a red dress donned with black feathers and black, thigh-high boots. She wields in battle a large, scissor-like sword, which she also uses to channel spirit artes. Agria walks in a twitchy, uncoordinated manner, and her head lolls from shoulder to shoulder. She finds great pleasure in torture and is quick to belittle others with witty comments, all of which are seemingly foul and purposefully offensive.

Despite this, however, Agria also has a hidden, tender side related to her past. She cares for a sylphjay named Bobo (ボーボー Boubou?), which is the chick belonging to the two birds she was given by her father; these birds, however, were killed by her stepbrother Celedonio (セレドニオ Seredonio?). After Agria's death, the group cares for Bobo, using him to deliver letters to each other. Agria shows a great devotion to Gaius, and, despite her typical rude behavior, she becomes quite reserved and polite when he is around, which Presa teases her for. When Wingul and Presa tease Agria, Jiao makes attempts to calm things down and often gives her sweets. Despite not showing it, Agria cares about Presa and has a mutual respect for her, especially when it concerns Alvin, though Agria nonetheless teases Presa in return about him. The two will have lunch together if they are in the same place, and it was Presa who helped Agria control her power.

Trivia

Agria (ToLink)

Artwork for Tales of Link.

  • Agria is a feminine form of the Spanish agrio, meaning "sour", while Nadia is a given name in Poland that derives from the Russian nadežda, meaning "hope". The "L" in Agria's birth name stands for Lara, meaning "loving smile".
  • Each member of the Chimeriad is named after a body part of the Chimera, a giant monster from legend. Agria translates to "stinger" in the game's lore.
  • Agria has four stepsiblings: Aurignac, Gravett (グラヴェット Guravetto?), Celedonio, and Magdalena (マグダレーナ Magudareena?). Aurignac is bisexual and was the head Rashugal officer in the invasion of Shrade Island; he, alongside Gravett, was killed by Agria during this battle. Celedonio murdered Bobo's parents, and Magdalena's admirers were responsible for ransacking Agria's room at the manor, destroying mementos of her mother.
  • In Tales of Xillia 2, the player can acquire Agria's model as a skin for the party from the vendor in the Illusionary Darkness for the cost of 20 Ancient Bells. Her shop option is called "Mademoiselle Travis".

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