|Game|| •Tales of Xillia|
•Tales of Xillia 2
|Occupation||Member of the Chimeriad|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Ryuuzaburoo Ootomo|
|English Voice Actor||Patrick Seitz|
Jiao (ジャオ Jao?) is a major antagonist and member of the Chimeriad in Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2. In Tales of Xillia, Jiao originally kept Elize Lutus in the basement of the house near the orchard in Hamil in order to keep her safe. In Tales of Xillia 2, Jiao is met during several fractured dimensions, where his role varies from a simple enemy to a character with a distinct story related to some of the fractured dimensions.
Appearance and Personality
Jiao's appearance is the same in Tales of Xillia and its sequel. He is a very tall and bulky man. Jiao is bald but has a long, brown beard that parts distinctly, as well as brown eyes, which he rarely opens very widely. He wears a large yellow coat with white fur, a black- and yellow-patterned shirt with fur at the bottom. The same fur can be found on his legs, accompanied by two large pieces of leg armor that share a similar black and yellow pattern as his torso. He wears light brown boots that extend into a black-laced material up to his knees. Jiao's attire is completed by a black round hat with a yellow design and a feather that protrudes from the left side.
Jiao fights using a large hammer, although he also uses his fists in combat. He mainly uses his hammer to crush the ground, which produces shock waves that damages his opponents. As a member of the Chimeriad, Jiao represents the element of Earth, which he incorporates into many of his attacks. When Jiao uses his arcane arte, Sundering Fang (虎牙砕破 Kogasaiha?), he performs a downward punch with his right hand that can result in Jiao using his mystic arte, Resounding Surge, where he grabs his opponent and slams him or her into the ground. Then, he throws his target and hits the ground with his hammer, producing a shock wave that strikes the target.
- Each member of the Chimeriad is named after a body part of the Chimera, a giant monster from legend. Jiao translates to "horn" in the game's lore.
- In Tales of Xillia 2, the player can acquire Jiao's model as a skin for the party by completing the bonus dungeon in a certain way.