Xenoblade Chronicles (2010)
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Fiora lived in Colony 9 on the foot of a continent-sized giant named Bionis, with her brother Dunban and her friends Shulk and Reyn. While gathering supplies for the defense force, the colony was attacked by the Mechon, a race of machines living on the Mechonis, an opposing giant who battled the Bionis long ago.
During this attack, Fiora is separated from Shulk and Reyn and finds a Mobile Artillery that had previously crashed into a house. She pilots it, firing off several rounds of ammunition at Metal Face. She then charges Metal Face head on, blasting the artillery's main cannon at point-blank range. Despite all this, Metal Face takes very little damage and stabs Fiora, apparently killing her. Eventually, the Mechon raiders call back their troops and Metal Face is forced to leave. After the assault ends, Dunban comments that Fiora would not have wished for Shulk to feel remorse for her loss, as she died defending him. Taking up a powerful weapon known as the Monado formerly wielded by Dunban, Shulk and Reyn traveled across the Bionis to confront the Mechon.
Later, at Prison Island, it is revealed that Fiora has been given a mechanical body and turned into the core of a silver-faced Mechon named Face Nemesis in order to counter the Monado.
She is next seen on Valak Mountain stating that she must speak to Shulk. Their conversation is immediately interrupted by Metal Face, who is revealed to be Mumkhar. Mumkhar wants the Monado for himself and threatens to kill Fiora if Shulk does not hand it over to him, which Shulk does. They proceed to battle until the true leader of Mechonis, Egil, arrives and stops them. Egil then takes Fiora and her Faced Mechon back to Galahad Fortress.
At Galahad Fortress, Shulk's party is forced to fight both Fiora and Egil. Eventually, Fiora's consciousness gives Face Nemesis the strength to break free of Egil's will and she destroys half of Galahad Fortress, sending Shulk and the others plummeting to the Mechonis' Fallen Arm in the process. After a heartfelt reunion with Shulk (which consisted of him kissing water into her), during which she mentions another consciousness inside her whom she believes needs help, she rejoins the party as the seventh and final party member. It is soon revealed that her separate consciousness is actually Meyneth, the soul of Mechonis, who had been implanted in Fiora by Vanea, Egil's sister.
Afterwards, it is seen that her mechanized body is only being kept alive through Meyneth's power dwelling within her. When Meyneth is killed by Zanza, the soul of the Bionis, it is made clear that Fiora does not have long to live inside her new body. Fiora purposely tries to withhold this from Shulk so that she can continue to assist the party and spare him emotional distress.
Fighting alongside their friends, Fiora and Shulk defeat Zanza, turning the bodies of the Bionis and Mechonis into a new world for their inhabitants.
Following the credits, the player sees the new world through Fiora's perspective until she finds Shulk. Here, it is revealed that she has been turned back into a Homs, though still keeping her short haircut. After asking Shulk which style he prefers, he answers that he likes her just the way she is.
It is revealed in a short story from Xenoblade: The Secret File - Monado Archives that sometime between the events at the Mechonis Core and the ending scene, Linada informs Shulk of the possible existence of an ancient High Entia regeneration chamber which will give Fiora back her old body. However, Fiora must go into the chamber for six months. Shulk discovers the Regeneration Chamber behind a locked door in the cylinder hanger after having seen Melia, now queen of the High Entia, commanding it to open in a vision. Fiora refuses to go into the chamber until the party defeats Zanza, knowing that she would not be able to help them in her old body. Once Zanza has been destroyed, Fiora enters the chamber; however, the game does not show this. The final cutscene takes place after Fiora's half year in the regeneration chamber.
A girl from a parallel world called Bionis. Tough and active, she is always looking out for others.
She fought to protect her home, Colony 9, when it was attacked by hostiles from Mechonis, but she was critically injured by the Mechon called Metal Face. As a result, the Mechon took her away and converted approximately 70% of her body into a machine. Her body also became the vessel for Meyneth, the soul of Mechonis, and their two personalities now reside together.
Fiora has since reconciled with the thought of hosting Meyneth, and during battle she fights using both a wide range of weapons and Meyneth's supernatural abilities.
Fiora's themes are remixes of "Engage the Enemy" and "You Will Know Our Names" from Xenoblade Chronicles.
Fiora uses her many weapons and moves from Xenoblade Chronicles, including Shutdown, Sword Drones X and Cross Impact. She is partnered with KOS-MOS from the Xenosaga series.
Gear: Dystopia (ATK+333, TEC +20, DEX +20)
Accessory: Secret White Underwear (ATK +20, DEF +219, TEC +30, DEX +30, SP +50)
|Valkyrie II & Shutdown||A||None|
|Cyber Kick & Cross Impact||C||Stun|
|Freeze Shock & Cannon Drones||C||Stun|
|X-Buster & Mag Storm||B||Down|
|Floral Tempest & Monado Buster||A||None|
|D-Teneritas & Sword Drones X||S||None|
|X-Buster & Final Cross||S||None|
|Boost||70||Self||Move +1||KOS-MOS boosts her speed to move more quickly in battle.|
|Battle Start Affinity||50||XP +30||Fiora's close bonds with her allies boost her tension at the start of battle.|
|Encourage||70||Other||SP Recovery +50%||Fiora cheers her allies on, lending them her fighting spirit.|
|Break||30||Self||Disables Cross Break||KOS-MOS knocks foe down in the middle of a combo.|
Auto Skill List
|Name||CP Cost||Activation Rate||Effect||Description|
|Charge||0||Start of Turn: 100%||Charge Bonus Damage +15%||KOS-MOS charges up power to strengthen the force of the next attack.|
|Choke||400||After Action: XP 100 or more||Back Attack +25%||KOS-MOS's friend Ziggy taught her this rear choke attack.|
|Guard Shift||0||After Action: HP 50% or less||Defense +10%||Fiora unleashes her defensive aura to guard attacks and cut damage.|
|Chain Attack||300||Start of Turn: XP 100 or more||Join Counterattacks||Fiora helps allies counter with a highly damaging combo strike.|
|Burst Affinity||500||After Action: more active allies than enemies||Extends CRT Window||Fiora never misses a chance to attack alongside her allies.|
|Mary's Heart||600||Start of Turn: SP 30% or less||SP Recovery +20%||KOS-MOS's alternate personality can summon a variety of benevolent miracles.|
|Meyneth's Soul||700||Start of Turn: 50%||HP Recovery 30%||The goddess within Fiora unleashes a healing light.|
List of Quotes - KOS-MOS & Fiora
- Fiora is one of the three playable Nintendo units, the others being Chrom and Lucina.
- None of them are the main protagonist of their respective games, with that title belonging to Shulk and Robin respectively.
- Fiora is the only one to be a sole representative of a franchise.
- She is also the only one of the three to not be playable in the Super Smash Bros. series.
- Fiora is the only Nintendo character to be paired with someone from another company, that being Namco's KOS-MOS.
- Fiora is the only character to be paired with someone of the same franchise, but different companies.
- Many fans were confused how she got in over Shulk, the main protagonist of Xenoblade Chronicles, who is only mentioned once in the end of Chapter 28.
- Fiora's place in the timeline is confusing, since she learns Final Cross after defeating Gadolt for the second time, which happens after getting to Meyneth Shrine, which was where she thought the transporter would take her instead of Planet Michtam.
- It all happens before the events of the Mechonis Core as evidence of Meyneth still being alive.
- Fiora, KOS-MOS, T-elos, MOMO, X, Zero, the Servbots, and Alisa B. are the only mechanical playable units.
- Of the six, she is the only one to be a cyborg rather than completely man made since in that form, she is half-Homs, half-Mechon.
- Fiora is the first Nintendo character to appear in Project X Zone 2.
- Fiora, Valkyrie, and Leon are the only characters whose Japanese names and English names are off by one syllable.
- In Fiora's case, her Japanese name is Fiorun.
- Fiora and Metal Face are the only characters to debut on the Nintendo Wii.