About me: Xander is a major playable character from Fire Emblem Fates on the Conquest and Revelation routes. The eldest of the Nohrian royal siblings, Xander is the crown prince of the country, commanding the loyalty of Laslow and Peri as his personal retainers. If Xander achieves an S support, he will bear a son named Siegbert with his spouse.
The eldest son and the eldest child of five in the Nohrian royal family and the son of king Garon and the first queen, Katerina, Xander personally supervised Corrin's combat training when they were adopted into the family during their childhood.
Known to have been born with no exceptional talents, being physically weak and adopting an introverted personality in his youth, Xander had to meticulously apply himself to his training in order to earn the right to wield the legendary Siegfried, revealing to his son that whenever he was overly pressured in making a public speech, he would pretend that he was speaking in front of a group of rabbits (carrots in the Japanese version) in order to calm himself. As he confides to Sakura through their supports, Xander eventually overcame his shyness by forcing himself to talk to his father, whom he considered to be the most frightening person he had ever known.
Who I'd like to meet: According to the supports shared between Elise and her retainer Arthur, Xander used to be a much more doting brother and happier person during her adolescence, and was even known to have enjoyed joking and playing with her. This same support also reveals that due to Garon being cold and ruthless even in his treatment of her, Xander used to act as a surrogate father figure towards her, providing her with the care and support that she needed. However, his change in personality and demeanor due to the stress of warfare have since caused her to step away from him, as she feels that it is more important for her brother to devote his fullest attention to his duties instead of indulging her.
He was given more backstory details in his support with Takumi in Warriors, which suggests a more prideful and reckless phase of his past life. He admits that similarly to Takumi, he used to train excessively out of pride that his skill with the sword could improve overnight, only to later realize to be useless, as his constant overworking drove him to become heavily bedridden from exhaustion in turn. Moreover, he recalled to have wandered off by himself to fight Faceless in order to test his ability, only to lose his way in Nohr’s dark forests and lost his way home for days, which resulted in him returning to the castle “parched and near death”. The Japanese version offers a different version to this story, as he stated that he got lost in the forest finding Faceless to battle, but was able to return by the end of that same day. However, getting lost in the forest wasn’t the sole outcome of his recklessness, as he was additionally harshly rebuked by his father.