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Kalas
Kalas.jpg
Eternal Wings Playable Character
A.K.A. Angel of Darkness
English Voice Actor Eric Kelso
Japanese Voice Actor Kosuke Toriumi
Hometown Balancoire
Age 18 (later 19)
Sex Male
Occupation None
Height 5'9"
Weapon Sword
Main Element Wind
In this world, there are things that people mustn't touch. Who cares!

—Kalas

Kalas is the lead character of Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, the main male protagonist, and the story's protagonist for the majority of the game.

Biography

Kalas grew up in the city of Balancoire, capital of Mira, where he lived with his grandfather Georg and his little brother Fee. His only known friends from this time are Trill and an unnamed man who is later seen working for a local shop. Otherwise, he was ostracized by most of Balancoire's inhabitants for his single Wing of the Heart—such a deformity being presumed a sign of a tainted soul. As a result, he became particularly close with his family, and even promised Fee that he would help him find the great Whale someday.

Two years prior to the game's events, Giacomo, an officer of the Imperial military, and his subordinate Ayme attacked Kalas, his brother and his grandfather, burning their home to the ground. Georg dies in the fire, while both Fee and Kalas are shot and mortally wounded by Ayme. The brothers manage to escape into the forests of Nekton before Fee collapses and dies in Kalas's arms (It is later revealed that Kalas died from his wounds as well, but was revived by the will of Fee, the Divine Child, who infused him with his own soul to save him). Bereaved and enraged, Kalas encounters Melodia, who offers to help him get revenge, in addition to perfect wings he always longed for, in exchange for his hand in resurrecting the evil god Malpercio. He accepts, and Melodia leads him further into Nekton where he meets and bonds with a Guardian Spirit who lends him its powers.

Georg's death

What happens during the two years leading up to the beginning of the game is unknown. However, the Guardian Spirit comes to disagree vehemently with Kalas and Melodia's plot to revive Malpercio. Its defiance forces Melodia to wipe its memories at Kalas's request while the pair meet in Moonguile Forest, knocking Kalas unconscious in the process so that he can claim accidental amnesia as the cause of the Spirit's lost memories. Unbeknownst to them, Xelha witnesses the exchange from the shadows. Rather than saving Kalas herself and draw suspicion, Xelha recruits Meemai to carry him back to the nearby village of Cebalrai.


The game begins when Kalas awakes under the care of Dr. Larikush. He soon meets Xelha, who behaves as if she's never seen him before. While exploring the forests, he later saves her from a Sabre Dragon, and together the two recover an End Magnus, only to be apprehended by Giacomo, who is also seeking after it. The Imperials kidnap Xelha, whom Kalas inadvertently rescues as he tries to hunt down Giacomo at Lord Rodolfo's mansion. Kalas rejects her attempts to convince him to join her in her quest, but the pair decide to travel together so long as they are headed in the same direction. As the story progresses, Kalas slowly begins to bond with their growing party of allies, but remains adamant that his only motive is revenge. When the End Magnus in the group's possession goes missing, no one suspects him—save Xelha, who remains grimly silent about the matter—and it is later revealed that he had slipped it to Melodia in Parnasse. In Alfard, Kalas finally faces off with Giacomo and his companions aboard the Goldoba. The party's near victory ends with the ship crash-landing in the desert, the fate of their enemies uncertain.

After the party defeats Geldoblame in the Lava Caves, Melodia and Kalas step forward as the true masterminds behind the plot regarding Malpercio's resurrection. Kalas rejects the Guardian Spirit in favor of the power of the End Magnus, which bestows him with a full pair of glittering white wings. Xelha, now bonded with the Guardian Spirit, and the rest of the party eventually attempt to rescue Kalas and thwart Melodia's efforts to revive the evil god. A fight ensues and Xelha turns the Ocean Mirror on Kalas out of the misguided hope that it would free him from the evil powers. Instead, the mirror burns Kalas nearly to death, and Xelha is forced to give up as Melodia incapacitates the party. By the force his own will, and fueled by Xelha's memory, Kalas tears his left wing off; this severs Malpercio's influence and restores him to his original one-winged form.

Kalas begs forgiveness from his friends and re-bonds with the Guardian Spirit. He rejoins the party for the rest of the game as they battle against Melodia and Malpercio's forces. He exhibits the extent of his change of heart during Malpercio's attack on Duhr by refusing to leave the inhabitants and Mizuti's parents to die for the sake of the party. After returning to Anuenue, Kalas receives a letter from Doctor Larikush summoning him back to Sadal Suud. Larikush explains to him his true origins as an artificial being crafted from Magnus by Georg himself. Kalas then defeats Giacomo a final time at his grandfather's old cabin in the Celestial Alps and discovers a second winglet his grandfather had left for him there. With the help of the Divine Child, the party defeats Malpercio and rescue Melodia, restoring the nations to Earth.

However, another sacrifice must be made: Xelha reveals to Kalas that the lost Ocean sealed within her being, and that he and the Guardian Spirit must help her release it. Kalas, who has become close with her over the course of their journey, initially refuses to carry out the final ritual for fear that he may lose her. At Xelha's pleading, they complete the prayer and, as she dies in his arms, Xelha confesses that a dream about Kalas crying and clutching someone in a dark forest was what actually spurred her on her journey. After confessing her love for him, she vanishes into a salty rain, leaving the twice-bereaved Kalas behind. However, Xelha is revived at the last minute by the great whale, and Kalas embraces her in relief. The game concludes with Kalas and the cast wishing the Guardian Spirit goodbye at Nekton.

Appearance

Kalas attacking

Kalas has striking blue hair, often the first thing players notice about him. He has a cape that he hides his wing and winglet under and a blue shirt with tan sleeves.

He has purplish arm guards and uses one long blade in his right hand and a modified dagger in his left. It is also interesting to note that on the game's front cover, Kalas is shown as having two different coloured eyes. However, the in-game art, concept art and other promotional images show both of his eyes to be blue.

True Origins

Kalas's true origins are as an artificial being created from Magnus by the Azhani inventor Georg and his friend Dr. Larikush. Geldoblame commissioned the experiment in an attempt to produce the Divine Child—the perfect being (though Origins introduces the idea that he may have simply refocused an existing project, as the Heartflask sidequest seems to be related to his birth). He wished to study the Divine Child's magna essence in order to discover a way of living forever. Kalas was deemed imperfect and therefore a failure by the Emperor, who named him "Kalas" after an ancient word for "raven." Georg and Larikush would later attempt to give him a new name only for Kalas to reject it.

After the creation of Fee, Geldoblame ordered Georg to destroy Kalas and hand over the Divine Child for his own purposes. Having developed a parental bond with their creations, Georg and Larikush faked their deaths in a lab fire and fled. This occurred 12 years before the start of the game (Kalas was 6/7, Fee was 3). They planned to escape to Mira, thereby gaining extra protection from the island's tendency to move between dimensions. During their escape, both Kalas lost all memory of his time in Alfard, presumably from the shock of the explosion that they used to fake their deaths.

For some time, the four live together in a cabin built by Georg and Larikush near the summit of the Celestial Alps, where they seem to have raised white caplins. They later moved to Mira as planned. Georg and Larikush continued their professions and became well-known amongst the citizens of Balancoire. Larikush left early enough that Kalas forgot his existence entirely. He moved to Sadal Suud for unknown reasons, becoming a doctor in Cebalrai, where he lost touch with Georg.

Kalas learns all of this from Larikush himself near the end of the game.

As an artificial human being, Kalas has no perceivable Magnus, which one of the fortune tellers/witches of Wazn senses in Mira. It is also the reason behind his single wing, and the mysterious aura that Corellia and Xelha noticed surrounding him.

In Baten Kaitos: Origins, Sagi contributes to the creation of Kalas through the Heartflask side quest.

Battle

Kalas ready to fight

In battle, Kalas starts out with three magnus in his hand, adding one for every class level, and can use two of them. He focuses on sword magnus. His finishers make use of his sword, i.e. swinging it so hard it creates a whirlwind or cutting through existence.

Kalas is one of the most effective characters in battle since his magnus (attacks,defense,etc) have a wide range of uses. He can use every element, and almost all of his attack magnus can be used to defend.He is also able to use more of the heavier defensive magnus than characters like Lyude.

Offensive Magnus

Kalas fights using Swords. There are thirty available and come in every Element.

Sword Magnus
Short Sword Short Sword.png Saber Saber.png Long Sword Long Sword.png Ice Dagger Ice Dagger.png
Flame Sword Flame Sword.png Duel Sword Duel Sword.png Chaos Edge Chaos Edge.png Ray of Truth Ray of Truth.png
Dark Sword Dark Sword.png Marvelous Sword Marvelous Sword.png Silver Sword Silver Sword.png Flametongue Flametongue.png
Crystal Edge Crystal Edge.png Gladius Gladius.png Wind God Blade Wind God Blade.png Death Pendulum Death Pendulum.png
Cetaka's Sword Cetaka's Sword.png Shadow Thruster Shadow Thruster.png Solar Saber Solar Saber.png Blood Sword Blood Sword.png
Dimension Blade Dimension Blade.png Air Slash Air Slash.png Apocalypse Sword Apocalypse Sword.png Efreeti Saber Efreeti Saber.png
Aqua Truth Aqua Truth.png Kusanagi Blade Kusanagi Blade.png Durandal Durandal.png Muramasa Blade Muramasa Blade.png
Esperanza Esperanza.png Void Phantom Void Phantom.png

Defensive Magnus

Kalas can equip a number of different defensive based Magnus that will allow him to deflect enemy attacks. As well as most of the swords that he possesses, Kalas can also equip a number of light to heavy body armors, helmets and shields to protect himself in battle.

Armor Magnus
Leather Jacket Leather Jacket.png
Ice Armor Ice Armor.png
Flame Mail Flame Mail.png
Chain Mail Chain Mail.png
Shadow Suit Shadow Suit.png
Flash Armor Flash Armor.png
Heat Jacket Heat Jacket.png
Crystal Mail Crystal Mail.png
Half Plate Half Plate.png
Chronos Armor Chronos Armor.png
Blue Sky Mail Blue Sky Mail.png
Scale Mail Scale Mail.png
Aqua Jacket Aqua Jacket.png
Efreeti Suit Efreeti Suit.png
Full Plate Full Plate.png
Chaos Mail Chaos Mail.png
Holy Armor Holy Armor.png
Dragoon Gale Dragoon Gale.png
Desperda Desperda.png
Helmet Magnus
Power Helmet Power Helmet.png
Calm Helmet Calm Helmet.png
Infinity Mask Infinity Mask.png
Shagreen Helmet Shagreen Helmet.png
Flame Helmet Flame Helmet.png
Brave Knight Helm Brave Knight Helm.png
Ruffian Mask Ruffian Mask.png
Gleaming Helm Gleaming Helm.png
Viking Helmet Viking Helmet.png
Crystal Helm Crystal Helm.png
Phoenix Helm Phoenix Helm.png
Full Helm Full Helm.png
Sacred Helm Sacred Helm.png
Skull Mask Skull Mask.png
Mithril Helmet Mithril Helmet.png
Aurora Aurora.png
Ometeotl Gear Ometeotl Gear.png
Glacial Helmet Glacial Helmet.png
Prominence Helm Prominence Helm.png
Golden Helm Golden Helm.png
Shield Magnus
Buckler Buckler.png
Round Shield Round Shield.png
Flame Shield Flame Shield.png
Frozen Shield Frozen Shield.png
Scale Shield Scale Mail.png
Clock Shield Clock Shield.png
Tempest Shield Tempest Shield.png
Kite Shield Kite Shield.png
Coffin Shield Coffin Shield.png
Grace Shield Grace Shield.png
Tower Shield Tower Shield.png
Battle Shield Battle Shield.png
Burning Shield Burning Shield.png
Platinum Shield Platinum Shield.png
Flugel Shield Flugel Shield.png
Erbschaft Erbschaft.png
Fairy Shield Fairy Shield.png
Shield of Hope Shield of Hope.png


Finishing Moves

Standard Finishing Moves

"Mighty sword, flow forth, like the wind!"

-Kalas

Level I-Blue Storm - Sends a whirlwind at the enemy, a wind elemental finishing move. Blue Storm.png
Level II-Shadow Wings - Kalas swings his blade releasing a swarm of ravens at the enemy, a darkness elemental attack. Shadow Wings.png
Level III-Energy Wave - Kalas slams his sword into the ground sending a shock wave at the enemy, a wind elemental attack. Energy Wave.png
Level IV-Flash Explosion - Very similar to Energy Wave, it is a fire elemental attack. Flash Explosion.png
Level V-Water Blade - Kalas' blade becomes covered with water and he slices forward, a water elemental attack. Water Blade.png
Level VI-Dream Blade - Surrounds the enemy with illusions of swords and impales them, a chrono elemental attack. Dream Blade.png
Level VII-Fangs of Light - Spins across the enemy, light elemental attack. Kalas regains some HP with this attack. When the player fights him before he is freed from Malpersio's influence, it is a dark elemental move called Fangs of Darkness; other than its element, it is essentially the same. Fangs of Light.png
Level VIII-Chaotic Illusion - Swings illusionary slices, chrono elemental attack. Chaotic Illusion.png
Level IX-Lord of the Wind - Kalas turns into a bullet sword first, wind elemental attack. Lord of the Wind.png

Spirit Attacks

"I am the fire! Hear my voice!"

-Kalas

Spirit attacks will randomly become the last magnus in a combo depending on your relationship with your guardian spirit. They seem to appear most frequently when the player as the Guardian Spirit has just been asked to make a decision, in particular if it is one Kalas agrees with. The spirit attacks will also grow more powerful as the game progresses, becoming even more powerful than the Level IX finishing moves. These attacks may also appear for Xelha when the player controls her.

Shining Seraph - Light elemental attack Shining Seraph.png Demons of Darkness - Darkness elemental attack Demons of Darkness.png
Hellfire - Fire elemental attack Hellfire.png Sacred Spring - Water elemental attack Sacred Spring.png
Lingering Time - Chrono elemental attack Lingering Time.png Distorting Wind - Wind elemental attack Distorting Wind.png

Equipment

Buckle Magnus
Aged Buckle - slight defense boost and resistance to sleep. Aged Buckle.png Scale Buckle - defense and agility boost, resistance to sleep, flames and poison. Scale Buckle.png
Silver Buckle - attack, defense and agility boost, resistance to sleep, confusion, and poison. Silver Buckle.png Crescent Buckle - defense boost, resistance to sleep and freezing. Crescent Buckle.png
Ice Crystal Buckle - attack, defense and agility boost, resistance to flames but causes headache. Ice Crystal Buckle.png Golden Buckle - attack, defense and agility boost, resistance to poison and paralysis. Golden Buckle.png
Platinum Buckle - attack, defense and agility boost. Platinum Buckle.png Earth Buckle - resistance to all elements. Earth Buckle.png
Skull Buckle - attack, defense and agility boost, resistance to all elements but causes confusion. Skull Buckle.png Moon Buckle - attack, defense and agility boost. Moon Buckle.png

Class Up Magnus

Wild Strawberry - Raises class to Level II Wild Strawberry.png Mana Stone - Raises class to Level III Mana Stone.png
Coral Plant - Raises class to Level IV Coral Plant.png Ancient Branch - Raises class to Level V Ancient Branch.png
Azure Sand - Raises class to Level VI Azure Sand.png

Quotes

Finishing Moves

  • "Mighty sword, blow forth as a gust of wind! Sword Style: Blue Storm!"
  • "Mighty sword, flow forth like the wind! Sword Style: Blue Storm!"
  • "Get ready for the fireworks! Sword Style: Blue Storm!"
  • "Sword of darkness, cause trembling and chaos! Sword Style: Shadow Wings!"
  • "Fear the wings of darkness! Sword Style: Shadow Wings!"
  • "I pity you for bumping into me! Sword Style: Shadow Wings!"
  • "Say your prayers! Sword Style: Energy Wave!"
  • "Too late to say you're sorry! Sword Style: Energy Wave!"
  • "Destructive impact, release! Sword Style: Energy Wave!"
  • "Mighty sword, burn with fury and destroy the enemy! Sword Style: Flash Explosion!"
  • "Mighty sword, burn with flame and destroy the enemy! Sword Style: Flash Explosion!"
  • "You're gonna fry! Sword Style: Flash Explosion!"
  • "Mighty sword, bring forth rain to destroy the enemy! Sword Style: Water Blade!"
  • "Mighty sword, turn teardrops into terror, and wreak havoc! Sword Style: Water Blade!"
  • "Rain come forth, and take the form of a blade! Sword Style: Water Blade!"
  • "Mighty sword, transform an illusion of pain into reality! Sword Style: Dream Blade!"
  • "Prepare for your worst nightmare! Sword Style: Dream Blade!"
  • "No apologies accepted! Sword Style: Dream Blade!"
  • "Shimmering light, come forth to my sword! Sword Style: Fangs of Light!""
  • "Mighty light of soul, strengthen my blade! Sword Style: Fangs of Light!"
  • "Shimmering beams of light, come forth, and be my strength! Sword Style: Fangs of Light!"
  • "This is gonna knock your socks off! Sword Style: Chaotic Illusion!"
  • "Come to my aid, O mighty time! Sword Style: Chaotic Illusion!"
  • "Mirror my image, O mighty time! Sword Style: Chaotic Illusion!"
  • "Gust of wind, take the form of an arrow! Sword Style: Lord of the Wind!"
  • "I am in the wind! The wind...is in my soul! Sword Style: Lord of the Wind!"
  • "Mighty wind, embrace me! Sword of might, leap forth! Sword Style: Lord of the Wind!"

Spirit Attacks

  • "I am time, dispeller of wind! Lingering Time!"
  • "I am time, hear my voice! Lingering Time!"
  • "I am the water, dispeller of fire! Sacred Spring!"
  • "I am the water, hear my voice! Sacred Spring!"
  • "I am the air, dispeller of time! Distorting Wind!"
  • "I am the air, hear my voice! Distorting Wind!"
  • "I am fire, dispeller of water! Hellfire!"
  • "I am fire, hear my voice! Hellfire!"
  • "I am darkness, dispeller of light! Demons of Darkness!"
  • "I am darkness, hear my voice! Demons of Darkness!"
  • "I am the light, dispeller of darkness! Shining Seraph!"
  • "I am the light, hear my voice! Shining Seraph!"

Other

  • "Is that all you got?!" (defense)
  • "Take this!" (offense)

Item: Voice

  • "*yawn* I wanna take a nap."
  • "Gimme a break! Is that the *best* you can do?!"
  • "You actually think you can win? *laugh* What a hoot!"
  • "Let's get this over with. I'm hungry!"

Battle Start

  • "Time to party!"
  • "You're dead!"
  • "Don't be thinkin' you can beat me."
  • "Let's get it on!"
  • "This'll be easy."
  • "What a drag!"
  • "You're history!"
  • "Walk in the park, baby."
  • "Huh, piece of cake."
  • "This's gonna be tough."
  • "Aw, c'mon..."
  • "No time to mess around."
  • "What a buncha wimps."
  • "This doesn't look too fair."
  • "No holds barred; this is for real."

Battle End

  • "Time to collect the loot."
  • "Whew! I worked up a sweat there."
  • "That was *way* too easy."
  • "Huh. Loser."
  • "Not bad."
  • "That was a pretty sweet battle."
  • "Sorry I had to beat you to a pulp."
  • "Whew, that was too close."

Item: Ally

  • "Here you go!"
  • "Here."
  • "This'll help."
  • "Take this."
  • "You need this."

Item: Camera

  • "Gotcha!"
  • "Hope you're photogenic."
  • "Say cheeseburger!"
  • "Now!"
  • "Say cheese!"

Etymology

Kalas flying away

Kalas's name comes from the Japanese (referred to as a "forgotten language" in the game) karasu, カラス, meaning "crow" or "raven" alternately. Before the surprise boss battle at the end of the game, Geldoblame refers to Kalas as a "sickly raven." In Japanese folklore, there are a number of superstitions which portray crows as ill omens.

From the Online Etymology Dictonary which elaborates on the raven's cultural significance: "The common raven is easily tamed, but is mischievous and thievish, and has been popularly regarded as a bird of evil omen and mysterious character. [OED]"[1]

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