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Zephyr
Zephyr
Information
Game Tales of Link
Age 20 (in human years)
Height 180 cm
Japanese Voice Actor Yuuichi Nakamura

Zephyr (ゼファー Zefaa?) is one of the protagonists of Tales of Link and the viewpoint character of the third chapter. A divine envoy from the heavens sent alongside Allen and Lippy to purify the seeds of ruin, he gets caught up with Kana and her quest to obtain the powers of the Three Goddesses of the Beyond. When a terrible fate befalls Kana, he returns to using his heaven name of Lillium (リリウム Ririumu?), sometimes spelled as Lilium, and allies with the ruinator Nidhogg to save her, forming the Nidhogg organization to fulfill his goals.

History

Envoy from the Heavens

Zephyr is a divine envoy from the heavens who is sent alongside two others: another envoy, who takes the name Allen while in the human world, and the sprite Lippy. While traveling and defeating ruinators, they save two girls, Kana and Sara, from trouble and escort them back to Liuse. In Liuse, they learn from Feil that Kana has been entrusted by divine revelation to take the power of the Three Goddesses of the Beyond and become the Great Savior who will purify all of the seeds of ruin. Deciding that it is in line with their mission, Zephyr, Allen, and Lippy join Kana in traveling to the various temples and inherit the power of the goddesses, with Sara joining them.

After traveling to various locations, Kana successfully obtains the power of all three goddesses, while Zephyr steadily grows closer to her. Back in Liuse, however, they discover that Feil is actually a dangerous researcher named Dinan who is wanted for inhumane experiments. Feil experimented on Kana to make her a vessel for the goddesses' power and intends to use her to destroy the world for his own insane ambitions. Though they manage to defeat Feil and prevent Kana from performing the ritual to destroy the world, Feil activates a seed of ruin using the gathered power and creates Nidhogg, who devours him.

During the fight against Nidhogg, Sara is gravely injured. Allen and Lippy cast an intricate healing arte on Sara that uses parts of their own souls to heal another, while Zephyr distracts Nidhogg and Kana enacts a binding arte using the power of the goddesses. The healing arte is successful, binding the Allen, Sara, and Lippy on the level of their souls, but Nidhogg devours Kana as the binding arte completes, along with Zephyr's right arm while he was trying to save Kana. Zephyr is then drawn into the seal while Allen shouts out Zephyr's true name: Lillium.

Darkness

Shortly after, Zephyr wakes up in another dimension completely surrounded in darkness. After wandering around in order find Kana, he is approached by Nidhogg, who reveals that Kana is inside of him and offers to make a deal. Nidhogg reveals that the binding arte that was used to trap him in this dimension is preventing him from using most of his powers, and that he is only able to tear a tiny hole in his prison. He requires the power of the goddesses to free him. He tells Lillium that he can send him through this tear back into the world and that Lillium can then find a way to give Nidhogg the power of the goddesses. He then states that, with this power, he can control space-time and can send Kana to another dimension to start a new life.

When Zephyr refuses to take him up on his offer, Nidhogg says that he will wait for him to change his mind before disappearing. After Zephyr spends a thousand years in a vain attempt to find Kana, Nidhogg appears before him again and offers him the same deal as before. Wishing to save Kana at any cost, Zephyr agrees to Nidhogg's offer. Before returning Zephyr to Liafyse, Nidhogg grants him some of his power, and Zephyr retakes his heavens name of Lillium.

Lillium also learns from Nidhogg that all of existence is a cycle. After millennia upon millennia, events tend to reoccur, and eventually, even lives will take the same shape. He also realizes that the power he is looking for is located within the souls of the Savior, Sara, and Lippy, having been infused in them during their healing arte. Lillium waits for the day when all three are reborn and follow the trail of the seeds of ruin to him. Then, he kills them and attempts to steal the power of the goddesses but fails. These events repeat for an unknown amount of time as Lillium attempts to rescue Kana by killing his former partner and companions. The cycle continues until the present.

Appearance and Personality

Zephyr takes the appearance of a blond-haired man with a scar underneath his left eye. He wears a form-fitting black shirt with a small, white, collared vest and finger-less gloves. After allying himself with Nidhogg, he is shown wearing an all black outfit. His missing right arm has also been replaced with a demonic arm.

As Zephyr, he is stern and pragmatic, contrasting the kinder and softer Allen, but he has an absolute devotion to his friends as well as the protection of the world. However, after allying with Nidhogg, he no longer cares about his friends or protecting the world. Instead, he becomes very determined to free Kana, even if it means killing his former friends.


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