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Cole, originally known as Minoth (Japanese: ミノチ, Minochi), is a character in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He is an elderly man who lives in Fonsa Myma, the capital of the Kingdom of Uraya. He is a playwright, and the leader of the troupe that performs at the Mymoma Playhouse. He is the caretaker of Iona, and used to be a mercenary along with Vandham. He is also a Flesh Eater; his Blade weapons are a pair of dual spiked daggers, although he only known to possess one when he meets Rex.

In Torna ~ The Golden Country, Minoth is a Special Legendary Blade. He can grant tremendous power to Addam and his allies. Minoth uses the dark element, wields Gunknives, and acts as an Attacker in battle.

Story

In Torna ~ The Golden Country

Minoth originally is awakened as a Blade of Amalthus, although he later becomes a Flesh Eater using technology from Judicium. Although the technology allows him to operate independently of Amalthus, Minoth soon suspects that the experiment that turned him into a Flesh Eater was a failure, though it is unknown if he knows how. Minoth eventually learns of Amalthus's hatred towards humanity and the latter's ideas of equating the world with hell. After Amalthus awakens Malos, the consequent destruction disgusts Minoth, leading him to despise Amalthus and actively avoid the Quaestor.

Two years after his last meeting with Amalthus, Minoth hears rumors of Addam and Mythra heading to Auresco, capital of the Kingdom of Torna. He then joins Addam and Mythra, along with Lora, Jin, Haze, Hugo, Brighid, and Aegaeon, in their efforts to stop Malos.

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2

After the Aegis War, Minoth renames himself Cole; he and Vandham become freelance mercenaries. Eventually, the two part ways, with Vandham joining the Garfont Mercenaries and Cole settling down as a playwright in Fonsa Myma. True to his suspicions, the Flesh Eater technology robs Cole of the effective immortality experienced by other Blades, and by the time Rex meets him, he has aged significantly since the Aegis War.

Vandham plans to take Rex to meet Cole in Fonsa Myma, who he thinks can help Rex reach Elysium. Iona, Cole's granddaughter, takes them to Cole, who has begun producing plays at Mymoma Playhouse. He agrees to help Rex reach Elysium. After Mythra reawakens at the Olethro Ruins, Cole reveals himself as a Flesh Eater. He lost his immortality, however, and was unable to gain any unique abilities. He gives Rex his old weapon and tells him that his Driver, Amalthus, will be able to help him.

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Type Name Skill Level Affinity Level Effect Prerequisite Count Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 1 Unlocks level 1 of the Affinity Chart.
2 2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust  ??? "Hah, who'd a thunk I'd one day fight alongside a prince?"
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Increase Trust  ??? "Hey, Prince, we're best buds now, right? So, uh, can I borrow a grand?"
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 1,750 "Keep your eyes on the prize, Addam."
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 4,500 "You know, Addam... It's not so bad, being part of your merry band."
Blade Special Espada 1 1 Reduces 20% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit
2 2 Reduces 25% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit Use Espada 10 "You've not grasped its full potential yet, Prince! Don't worry, it'll come."
3 3 Reduces 30% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit Defeat a Tombre Rhoguls in the Braying Canyon in Torna, etc. 2 "You gotta get some practice in!"
4 4 Reduces 35% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit Use Espada 20 "Not too shabby, right? Right?"
5 5 Increases damage dealt to the back by 150% Defeat a Tales Rapchor at Lake Wynn in Torna, etc. 3 "If only *he* saw me now... Hah, as if."
Ciclón 1 1 Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 90% or higher
2 2 Increases damage dealt by 110% when HP is 90% or higher Use Ciclón 5 "There's more there to play with, I can feel it..."
3 3 Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 90% or higher Defeat a Imba Lizard at Coolley Lake in Gormott, etc. 3 "I'm finally getting used to it."
4 4 Increases damage dealt by 130% when HP is 90% or higher Use Ciclón 15 "You can trust me more, you know! It's OK, I don't bite."
5 5 Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 90% or higher Defeat a Scribo Quadwings in the Hoary Weald in Gormott, etc. 2 "Finally, it's coming together."
Cruceta 1 1 Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack
2 2 Adds a 70% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Use Cruceta 5 "Don't worry if you don't get it at first. All great works take time to mature."
3 3 Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Defeat a Greetz Antol on the Great Breaksand in Torna, etc. 2 "Nice! Your breathing is coming along."
4 4 Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Use Cruceta 10 "Cruceta claims more victims. Great."
5 5 Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Defeat a Roose Blant at Turqos Plateau in Torna, etc. 2 ""I'll be sure to savor this feeling."
Battle Skill Santo 1 1 Increases damage dealt by 6% on every attack cancel (max: 250%)
2 2 Increases damage dealt by 7% on every attack cancel (max: 250%) Sell items to earn money 20,000G "We could make a mint like this."
3 3 Increases damage dealt by 8% on every attack cancel (max: 250%) Perform a Blade Combo 5 "This whole 'cooperation thing' is slowly coming back to me..."
4 4 Increases damage dealt by 9% on every attack cancel (max: 250%) Participate in a Chain Attack 15 "Use it to your advantage."
5 5 Increases damage dealt by 10% on every attack cancel (max: 250%) Finish off enemies 30 "You've got my support, Addam."
Medio 1 1 Reduces aggro build-up from attacks by 20% Defeat a Telah Riik on Olnard's Trail in Torna, etc. 3(?) "I've got you. Don't you worry."
2 2 Reduces aggro build-up from attacks by 25% Perform a Blade Combo 2 "Ahh... Yeah, that's a good one."
3 3 Reduces aggro build-up from attacks by 30% Deal a certain amount of total damage 100,000 "Let's move forward arm in arm."
4 4 Reduces aggro build-up from attacks by 35% Reach max. Affinity 10 "Now that's what I call a bond!"
5 5 Reduces aggro build-up from attacks by 40% Make every item that Minoth can craft 9 "Now, to build a stage... Ha, yeah, right.
Limpio 1 1 Increases critical damage by 60% when battling a boss or unique enemy
2 2 Increases critical damage by 70% when battling a boss or unique enemy Deal a critical hit 40 "Hey, Prince, did you see that?"
3 3 Increases critical damage by 80% when battling a boss or unique enemy Block an attack 10 "Considering my lack of practice, that was pretty good, I'd say."
4 4 Increases critical damage by 90% when battling a boss or unique enemy Participate in Driver Combos 20 "I'll do my part, I promise."
5 5 Increases critical damage by 100% when battling a boss or unique enemy Deal a critical hit 50 "You'll show me how you use it, won't you, Addam?"
Field Skill Entomology 1 1 Knowledge related to insect. Mainly helps gather items in the desert
2 2 Use Minoth's favorite pouch item, Exquisite Perfume 1 "Didn't think you'd guess my favorite!"
3 5 Collect items 50 "Greed is... Well, it's OK, sometimes."
Mining 1 1 The power to reveal objects buried in the earth. Or in sandy dunes. Or stone
2 3 Use Minoth's crafting skill (Previous instances count towards total) 5 "You didn't know I wrote plays? Haha, well I do! It's a great hobby, you know."
3 5 Discover Secret Areas (Previous instances count toward total) 3 "Our curiosity was rewarded!"

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Torna ~ The Golden Country