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4-Kanji Description: 南蛮我道(なんばんがどう)
4-Kanji Translation: Southern Barbarian Walking His Way
Weapon: Dual Cannons
Element: Fire
Faction: Xavi Followers
Series Debut: Sengoku BASARA
Playable Debut: Sengoku BASARA
Games: Sengoku BASARA
Sengoku BASARA 2
Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes
Sengoku BASARA Battle Heroes
Sengoku BASARA Chronicle Heroes
Anime: Sengoku BASARA Judge End
Seiyuu: Kōzō Shioya
Voice Actor: Lee Tockar (Devil Kings)
Television Actor: -
Stage Actor: -


"I walk on my path without fear, for love is my strength! Wooow! Dazzling!"

Xavi is an original character based on real life person Saint Francis Xavier, first appearing in Sengoku BASARA. A missionary hailing from overseas, Xavi is a fervent believer of the power of 'love and peace' who intends to spread it in Japan.


Xavi's conduct, however, is the exact opposite: he attacks and conquers other territories with the use of violence, always while preaching about his love. He has many funny quotes and odd language quirks, as befitting a foreigner. He additionally parodies a variety of shows and manga such as like Gundam and Doraemon. He seems to have a certain appeal on normal soldiers: many of them refer to his "gentle features" and how they'd wish to join the Xavi cult. Incidentally, he is a expert mechanic and loves gardening.

In his Sengoku BASARA 2 and Sengoku BASARA Battle Heroes storylines he managed to convert Shimazu Yoshihiro and Mōri Motonari (who changed their names respectively to Chester Shimazu and Sunday Mōri) and turn them into warriors of love, with obvious hilarious results. He has apparently left Japan by the time of Sengoku BASARA 3, having moved on to another region of the world to spread his belief.

Though he does not appear, the "religion of Xavism" continues with his disciple Ōtomo Sōrin who preaches Xavism to anyone who encounters him. Yoshihiro reappears Chester Shimazu in the festivities in the Hetsugigawa 3 Heroes, and if Motonari fights against the Xavists in his own story, then he'll clearly suppress memories of his time as Sunday Mori.

In his own story in Sengoku BASARA 2, his reactions to meeting other characters are clearly divided between who he likes (and hopes to make into his followers) , those he is (apparently) indifferent to, and those he dislikes. As followers, he would like Shimazu Yoshihiro (to make him commander of the raiding team), Mōri Motonari (as commander of the intelligence team), Honda Tadakatsu (as a divine image of the Xavi cult) and Tokugawa Ieyasu (because of his wealth). He also admires ninjas and seems to have a stalker-like passion for Uesugi Kenshin, who is extremely uncomfortable around him. Characters he dislikes are Imagawa Yoshimoto (for his terrible fashion sense) and Honganji Kennyo (religious rivalry). Among his other foes we have Chōsokabe Motochika (Xavi seems to have "borrowed" mechanical weapons from him) and Itsuki (religious rivalry, again).


Honoo Are[]

  • 炎あれ  (Let there be Flames)
  • First appearance: Sengoku BASARA
  • Description: Bombardment with both bazookas at the same time.Enemies in the impact area are blown away. Fire Elemental.

Inori Are[]

  • 祈りあれ (Let there be Prayer)
  • First appearance: Sengoku BASARA
  • Description: Spreading holy singing voice. Enemies lose their will to fight and kneel.

Tenbatsu Are[]

  • 天罰あれ (Let there be God's Punishment)
  • First appearance: Sengoku BASARA
  • Description: Xavi sends forward a set of 3 Xavi dolls, which explode after a set time. Attack strength increases after level up. Fire Elemental.

Totsugeki Are[]

  • 突撃あれ (Let there be Assault)
  • First appearance: Sengoku BASARA
  • Description: A charge attack changing the Bazooka's strike into propulsion force. It can be charged more after level up. Fire Elemental.

Tenshi Are[]

  • 天使あれ (Let there be Angels)
  • First appearance: Sengoku BASARA
  • Description:Lovely angels appear, and take damage instead of Xavi. Pressing the Skill button makes the angels rush forward. (In SB1, this skill uses up the whole Basara gauge. Also, the "angel rush" is only present from SB2 onwards.)

Megumi Are[]

  • 恵みあれ (Let there be Offerings)
  • First appearance: Sengoku BASARA
  • Description: Slap of love - The enemies hit change into onigiri or bombs. Half of the Basara gauge is used up. (SB1)
  • Slap of love - the enemies knocked down by love are called to heaven while they scatter offerings around. (SB2)

Kasō Are[]

  • 火葬あれ (Let there be Cremation)
  • First appearance: Sengoku BASARA 2
  • Description: Pointing the bazookas downwards, Xavi floats in midair sprayingflames. Enemies on the ground are burned to a crisp. Floating time increases after level up. Fire Elemental.

Historical information[]

Francis Xavier

Francis Xavier/Xavi

ザビー April 7, 1506 – December 3, 1552

Saint Francis Xavier, missionary and preacher, was born in an aristocratic family in the Kingdom of Navarre at the north-east of Spain. His origin, upbringing and historical period - early Age of Discovery – may account for his decision to take a mission of propagating the Faith. Most of his activities took place in Goa. He also visited Indonesia, Malaysia, China and eventually Japan. In one of his trips Xavier met Anjiro, a samurai exiled on suspicion of murder. Anjiro accompanied him in his travelling, explained history and culture of Japan, helped with translations and supported Xavier in his decision to preach the word of God to the inhabitants of Japanese islands. In 1549, Xavier arrived at the port of Kagoshima (Kushu island) and stayed there for about a year learning Japanese. In Japan as well as in Goa he was granted the freedom of preaching, but his Japanese was far from being perfect so for his sermons he used images of the Virgin and Child. On his instruction, newly converted Christians destroyed a number of Japanese temples and shrines.



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Sengoku BASARA Clear the game with Yukimura Clear the game with Nōhime in Devil Kings
Sengoku BASARA 2 Clear the game with Motonari Unlocked by Default in the HD Collection
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Sengoku BASARA Battle Heroes Clear the game with Itsuki -
Sengoku BASARA Chronicle Heroes Clear the game with Itsuki Unlocked by Default with Battle Heroes Save Data
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