Mikhail is a Blade Eater and member of the Torna terrorist organization in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He is a Driver and is accompanied by his Special Blade, Cressidus. In new game plus, Mikhail can be resonated with and used as a regular Blade by the party via a Core Crystal or a dedicated quest. As a Blade his element is darkness, he is a Tank and he uses fans as a weapon.

In Torna ~ The Golden Country, he is a kid that appears as a supportive character early in the game and travel with the party in their quest to defeat Malos and save Alrest.

History

As a kid Mikhail was born on the unseen Titan of Estham. Through unknown cicumstances, he was orphaned and sold to Porton Village. He was later the sole survivor of its destruction by bandits. He was found by Jin and Lora, who took him back to Addam Origo's camp. He is then seen helping Addam's army there and becoming friend with Haze, Mythra, Brighid and Addam himself. He become close to Milton during the journey. The two kids are eventually left behind in Auresco while the party goes to take down Malos. Malos tries to bring out Mythra's hatred during the fight and basically destroys Auresco with his Siren. Mikhail is saved by Milton who is mortally wounded in the process. Milton would later die in his arms as they escape the sinking Titan. This traumatize him and makes him scared of Mythra who can't bear it and turn into Pyra to get away from her guilt.

After Malos' defeat he was sent to Spessia with Lora, Jin and Haze alongside the Tornan remanants. They were unaware that Amalthus had been plotting the destruction of said remanants. They are ambushed by Gort and then by the army of the Indoline Praetorium. Lora is killed in the process and Jin becomes a Flesh Eater, Haze is returned to her Core Crystal and claimed by Amalthus himself, Spessia is utterly destroyed and becomes the third and last Titan to be a victim of the Aegis war. Despite this, Mikhail is one of the only survivor of the catastrophe and eventually ends up amongst a group of refugees that would ironically take refuge at Indol. There Praetor Amalthus used them as test subject and fused them with Core Crystals to prepare for his own perfect transfusion of Haze's Core Crystal. The refugees were then then disposed of but Mikhail managed to escape as he always does and eventually joined Jin and Torna years later.

500 years after the end of the war Mikhail and Patroka are sent to retrieve the artificial Blades created by Professor Tatazo in Bana's factory. There they met with the party who managed to stop the production of artificial Blades and capture the Nopon. The duo then tries to capture Pyra and kill Nia who betrayed the organization. They confront them with their own Blades, Cressidus and Perdido but they are stoped by the arrival of Special Inquisitor Mòrag Ladair and her Blade, Brighid, who decide to lend their strength to the party. With the power of Mythra and Brighid combined, Cressidus and Perdido are forced to go back to their Core Crystals and Fan la Norne's powers negate Patroka's powers which forces the two to retreat.

He is then seen in the Praetorium talking about Jin's true goal with Akhos and Patroka. The Trio is then seen in the Kingdom of Tantal where they reveal their nature of hybrids to the party and engage them in a fight. They loose but Jin and Malos appears and Jin overpower the party and manage to escape with Pyra. After that Mikhail spends much of his time working on the Monoceros systems, preparing them for the inevitable confrontation with the Praetor.

At the World Tree Indol attacks Torna forcing Jin and Malos to drop off of the ship, the trio continues to fight the Praetor with their artificial Blades until Mikhail tell Akhos and Patroka to leave him and go after Malos and Jin. The siblings leave Mikhail alone against Amalthus and the Blade Eater reveal his true nature to the Praetor as he transform the Monoceros in a giant mech. After the destruction of Indol's amplification towers by Artifice Siren, Mikhail use his mech to protect the party from Amalthus vengeful attacks and charge at Indol and sinks the Titan by causing a massive explosion which finally kills him.

As a boss

Mor Ardain

He is fought for the first time as a level 34 Boss in the Bulge Harbor of the Empire of Mor Ardain along with his Blade, Cressidus, and Patroka.

Tantal

He is fought one last time as a level 43 boss on Genbu Crown in the Kingdom of Tantal along with Akhos and Patroka.

As a Blade

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