Xia Xia (시아 시아) is an D-rank Regular and Light Bearer that used to live on the 28th Floor. Xia Xia was most likely inactive and made a living as an informant, selling information to others. Xia Xia claimed that she was hired by FUG to get rid of all the E-ranks who could possibly be competition for Jyu Viole Grace whom she used to call her "God" when she worked for FUG. A former member of Team FUG, Xia Xia is now part of Koon's support team.
Appearance & Personality
Xia Xia wore bright red robes and previously covered the bottom half of her face with a cloth. In the Hell Train arc she wears a red dress. She has rabbit ears and light browny blonde hair. Her eyes are an amber colour.
She has a particular liking to money and was seen behaving in a deranged manner during the detonation of the Hand of Arlen. This behaviour remains, as she was unwilling to work to her full capabilities until her team had paid her.
She also hired an assassin to kill those who came to the hand. It is later revealed that she is part of FUG. She tells Koon that Viole hired her to kill potentially dangerous E-rank Regulars. Viole goes with her but threatens to kill her and all the other FUG members if they ever threaten his friends again. In response to this, she retaliates by blowing up the Hand, almost killing Koon. Ran and Novick are taken in her escape pod.
In the escape pod, she commented on the survival of Ran and Novick. The two of them asked her what her motives were and she answered that it was to build up a reputation for Jyu Viole Grace; their next step would be to win the Workshop Battle. Disgusted, Ran and Novick attacked Cassano and Xia Xia, but Viole stopped them using Novick's technique. He then told Xia Xia that he'd participate in the Workshop Battle if she took the two of them as their teammates. Xia Xia hesitated, but Viole insisted and she caved in.
Later, she led Reflejo and Yuto to Viole and Reflejo introduced himself. Viole had just finished testing out the power of the "Thorn" and walked away. Reflejo apologized for their forceful actions, but Viole simply responded that it was because he showed weakness. Later, he, Xia Xia, Cassano, Horyang, Reflejo and Yuto passed the 29th Floor test with flying colours.
Xia Xia was sleeping when she got woken up by Io, explaining the rules of the next game.
After she woke up, she was berated by Reflejo for not keeping an eye on Viole and letting him escape. In the end, Reflejo made the decision to stay here and wait for Viole and to only go out when there were 100 tickets left. When Anak threw her spear at their lodgings, Xia Xia directed her team with her lighthouse.
She accompanied Viole outside where he was surrounded by FUG supporters and saw how he was disturbed by the suffering everyone had gone through. She asked Viole if he was concerned about expectations for him in the Workshop Battle. Viole didn't respond, instead asking if Xia Xia had also had similar experiences. She flippantly told him that she had nothing against Zahard and only wanted to make money. She then asked if Viole was happy that he could hate her without guilt, but Viole simply replied that he was glad she hadn't been hurt. When she left the room she ran into Novick, who told her not disturb Viole since according to him, he isn't like the other Regulars who seek power and has a special kind of light about him.
After Viole's round, she warned him not to repeat the words he spoke in his battle against the false believers, saying, "No one needs a god who doesn't fulfill their wishes". She then proceeded to win her round and went back to her room after some ribbing by Novick.
Xia Xia is depressed after having to go out to the party with Novick and Horyang. She is later seen drunk and knocked out in FUG's lodgings.
As the battle between Team FUG and Team Mad Dog commenced, she apologizes to Reflejo for over drinking the night before and finds it strange that he simply brushes it aside instead of getting angry like usual.
FUG promises Xia Xia a payment and tasks her to watch over the hostages. She decides to betray FUG and help Viole rescue them as she "still needs Viole" for reasons unknown.
She was seen with the rest of her new team getting ready to leave in search for Beniamino Cassano.
Xia Xia joined Beta and Ran in one of the train carriages and relayed the message to everyone else that Koon was going to be late in joining them. She then followed the rest of the team when Ran said they would be participating in the tournament.
When the team reached Train City and encountered the elevator she was one of the people arguing which floor to go to until Ran pressed a random floor. Ending up on the Entrance floor the team encountered the guardian who told them to turn back as the gate was not ready to open. When Ran decided to attack the guardian and it attacked back in retaliation, she used her Lighthouses to block its immense attack. Xia Xia then watched as the guardian overwhelmed Ran and then as Daniel Hatchid appeared and explained everything. She was shocked at his speed when Daniel left.
Later on when it was revealed that the tournament was a trap, she aided the Regulars that were going after Rachel's group from the Control Room floor and, with Hwa Ryun's directions, she guided both Edin Dan and Beta through the maze.
She got irritated with Ran's infuriatingly finicky attitude, but continued onwards with the rest of the team after Novick and Dan put Ran back on track. She later encountered a large Regular with the rest of her team, with the Regular demanding that Ran gave him his name. With Ran fruitlessly attacking Hesse without knowing anything about the Name Hunt station, the both indirectly criticised Xia Xia's abilities eliciting her to mention that she wouldn't do anything without getting paid first. As Ran powered up and continued fighting, Xia Xia said it was dangerous and they should help, but Novick told her to wait as Ran had been training hard. Soon enough, Ran defeated Hesse with his new techniques.
Powers and Abilities
- (To Jyu Viole Grace) "And please don't say that again. That you're not going to fulfill our wishes. Don't say that. Gods who don't make wishes come true... are of no use to humans."
- Sia Sia (LINE)
Notes and Trivia
- It was revealed that Xia Xia needs a lot of money for her species with at least another member of her species aiming to be a Ranker. The reason their race needs a large sum of money remains unknown.
- She is probably named after the Chinese athlete Xiao Xia.
- ↑ Vol.2 Ch.199: 39F - Hell Train: The 'Name Hunt' Station (2)
- ↑ From SIU Blog
- ↑ Vol.2 Ch.73: 30F - Battle x Gamble (5)
- ↑ Vol.2 Ch.154: 36F - Hell Train: Hoaqin (2)
- ↑ Vol.2 Ch.155: 36F - Hell Train: Hoaqin (3)