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- "As just one inhabitant of Bionis, I desired to... No, I felt compelled to become strong, like them."
- — Kallian
Kallian (Japanese: カリアン, Karian; English dub: /ˈkæliən/) is a High Entia in Xenoblade Chronicles. He is Melia's older half-brother and the son of the Emperor Sorean and First Consort Yumea. He is 151 years old.
Before Prison Island
Kallian appears to be an adviser to his father, Emperor Sorean Antiqua. He is calm and collected, but he shows concern for his sister.
Although he is the eldest of Sorean's children and also a pure-blooded High Entia, Kallian is not first in line for the throne, an arrangement he fully supports.
He accidently walks in on Yumea talking to a masked High Entia woman, however does not hear what they say. Later he goes to visit the party, possibly to check their safety, however by the time he arrives they have already dealt with the assassins. Alvis, who arrived at the same time (having had a vision warning him of the danger) suggests that the attackers are members of the Bionite Order. Kallian scoffs at this before remembering the incident earlier, and realizes that his mother may have tried to assassinate the party.
Shulk then tells Kallian that he has foreseen Melia's death and that they need to prevent it. However, he goes against this as "Those who enter the tomb must do so alone." He seems agitated and is fairly easily talked round by Dunban, who argues that the party is not High Entia and thus are not bound by High Entia rules.
The Second War
Kallian offers Melia to take control as a regent and start diplomatic negotiations to form an allied front from Bionis to fight against the Mechon. In this way, Melia is supplanted by a double of her to act during official ceremonies while she can travel with the group. She accepts and leaves Alcamoth.
Kallian summons Chief Dunga, Otharon, and Dickson to act as representatives for their people. Even though Otharon shows initial reluctance to fight alongside the High Entia, he eventually accepts. After he learns of the attack on Galahad Fortress and Melia's disappearance, Kallian decides to attack Sword Valley immediately.
He is seen directing the Bionis troops at Sword Valley, from where he has positioned his Havres on the front lines, against the recommendations of his advisers. He shares his Havres with Alvis and two guards. After gaining some ground, Alvis points out that the Mechon are not actively defending nor attacking, and then reveals that Mechonis is about to awaken, before leaving to join the main group. When the Mechonis does begin to move, Kallian immediately orders the retreat of the allied forces back to the Bionis' arm in an attempt to lower casualties.
After the party escapes from Mechonis in Junks, a group of Telethia headed by Dickson flanks them. Just as Dickson's Telethia is about to attack the group, Kallian appears with the Havres squadron and fires on the Telethia. Reyn warns him of Dickson's treachery and Kallian tells Dickson that the Telethia cannot win against the Havres. However, Lorithia openly betrays her entire species and begins emitting high frequencies of ether from her Havres. This causes all of the High Entia in the vicinity — except Melia, as she is half Homs — to begin to transform into Telethia. It is revealed that High Entia originated from Telethia. While struggling not to transform, Kallian tells Melia that he was aware of their impending transformation, and that she (being the olny surviving imperial) is the hope of the High Entia. Nearing the end of this attack, Kallian is almost fully transformed into a Telethia, but he manages to maintain his will and attacks the disciples. The Telethia and the disciples vanish into a huge explosion with him, allowing the party to escape.
Later on, in the Bionis' Interior, it is revealed that Kallian and the disciples survived the blast. However, his mind is blank as his transformation into a Telethia is complete. Unlike the other Telethia, Kallian's High Entia body is still visible on the chest of his Telethia form. Lorithia demonstrates her control over Kallian by kissing him, purely to taunt the party.
She then combines herself with him to become one Telethia, in order to destroy the party. When they are defeated, Melia and Kallian (in his High Entia form) reunite in the midst of a bright white light. He tells her that she is not to blame for the High Entia's downfall, and repeats that Melia is the hope of the High Entia. The bright light fades back and condenses into the Telethia, much to Lorithia's horror, and then it explodes into light. For a moment Kallian is visible, hovering where the Telethia was, and he expresses happiness at the prospect of being with his father again and tells Melia that she must now live her own life; make her own choices. Then the radiant light surrounding him vanishes, as does he, leaving only a few ephemeral feathers that float down onto the party. Riki is the only other to hear Kallian's words, but could not see him. The reason for this could be for the same reason Riki could hear "ghosts" in Ose Tower.
- "You will make a fine Empress. There is no one more suited to leading our people."
- Kallian's Telethia form appears unique, not resembling the more common Phoenix, Licorne, Drakos or Gigas types of Telethia.
|Playable Characters||Dunban · Fiora · Melia · Reyn · Riki · Sharla · Shulk|
|Homs||Alvis · Dickson · Gadolt · Juju · Mumkhar · Otharon · Vangarre|
|Nopon||Chief Dunga · Oka|
|High Entia||Kallian · Lorithia · Sorean · Tyrea · Yumea|
|Machina||Egil · Linada · Miqol · Vanea|
|Gods||Meyneth · Zanza|