Maria Balthasar is a young citizen of Shevat, acting as the protector of the flying city. She pilots the mysterious and gargantuan gear Seibzehn, the origins of which lie with Solarian gear developer. Nikolai Balthasar. She is the granddaughter of the “old man” Isaac Balthasar that Fei and Bart meet early on in Xenogears.
Her relationship with Seibzehn is that of a mystery. Maria is able to pilot the gear without sitting within the cockpit, standing atop the head. She can also beckon the gear to assist her in battle while not “piloting” it. The answer may come from the programming Nikolai installed within Seibzehn when it was being finished. After the battle with its sister gear, Achtzehn, it is reveal that Nikolai did program himself within Seibzehn so that he could continue to be with his daughter, even in death.
Maria comes to meet the party when she confronts them on top of before they enter Shevat. After Shevat gets infiltrated and attacked by Solaris and Achtzehn, Maria accompanies the group at the request of Queen Zephyr.
Maria lacks any kind of physical strength, mostly due to her size and age. She does not possess any deathblows outside of Seibzehn. Her strength outside of her gear lies within her ether abilities, known as ‘Control’, where she summons Achtzehn does single attacks for her.
Ether (Control) Skills
|Name ||EP Cost ||Effect |
|Robo Beam ||2 ||Laser Attack (one target) |
|Robo Missile ||4 ||Missile Attack (one target) |
|Robo Punch ||5 ||Punch Attack (area attack) |
|Robo Kick ||8 ||Kick Attack (area attack) |
|Graviton Gun ||30 ||High Damage Energy Attack (all enemies) |
Maria pilots Seibzehn, a gear infused with the knowledge of her father that she controls telepathically. Despite the absence of deathblows when she in combat without her gear, Seibzehn has deathblows available. She does not receive an Onimgear within the game, much like Emeralda
. Her gear does start with significantly better frame and engine upgrades than the rest of the part.
|Name ||Button Combination |
|Req. Fuel |
|Mega Hammer ||Triangle, Triangle ||40 ||Level 1 Deathblow |
|Dyna Fight ||Triangle, Square ||50 ||Level 1 Deathblow |
|Gravity Fist ||Triangle, X ||10 ||Level 1 Deathblow |
|Dyna Rush ||Square, Triangle ||70 ||Level 2 Deathblow |
|Head Dive ||Square, Square ||80 ||Level 2 Deathblow |
|Gravity Press ||Square, X ||20 ||Level 2 Deathblow |
|Meteor Press ||X, Triangle ||100 ||Level 3 Deathblow |
|Iron Break ||X, Square ||110 ||Level 3 Deathblow |
|Iron Storm ||X, X ||30 ||Level 3 Deathblow |
|Fire Drive ||Triangle ||10 ||Level Infinity Deathblow |
|Magneto ||Square ||20 ||Level Infinity Deathblow |
|Maria Beat ||X ||30 ||Level Infinity Deathblow|