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Yui believes Citan is too persistent and he talks too much, but he believes he doesn't talk too much.
He has a strong sense of morality, and would never break a promise under nearly any circumstances; however when the situation deteriorated for the worse, he takes up the sword again with the approval of Yui; arguing that "This is no time for moralities".
It later turns out that after a life of being a slave, Citan has become a coward unwilling to rebel, claiming resistance is futile and it only makes things painful.
Citan's true name is actually Hyuga Ricdeau. Hyuga Ricdeau was born as the 9th child of father Shouki Ricdeau and mother Luli. He was born in the year 9970 in Etrenank, Solaris as a poor third-class worker bee. He received sword training from his grandfather. Perfect Works says it is unlikely all his brothers are blood-related, implying he came from a family which adopted many.
While in Solaris, he had a troublesome life as a slave.
In 9982, due to a germ experiment at a Soylent System facility, a plague occurred in Solaris' Third-Class citizen level. A 12-year-old Hyuga was poisoned. This epidemic resulted in the death of his entire family and his eight older brothers.
With the recommendation of Kahran Ramsus, he was accepted to the Jugend Military Academy thanks to his high intelligence and fighting capabilities. While there, he met Sigurd Harcourt and Jesiah Black. He then became a member of Jesiah's group (The Elements), along with Sigurd and Ramsus. Hyuga was the Water Element. Hyuga forged deep friendships with them.
Eventually, Sigurd and Jesiah left Solaris, Ramsus was promoted into a high Gebler officer, and Hyuga was appointed as a Solarian Guardian Angel. As a Solarian Guardian Angel, Citan carried out orders given to him directly by Emperor Cain and the Gazel Ministry.
Later, he led an assault mission to Shevat. There he fought with Wiseman Gaspar Uzuki; however, he met her granddaughter Yui and the two fell in love. There was some possibility that Hyuga ordered the retreat from Shevat partially because he had fallen for Yui. Since then, Hyuga promised Yui's grandfather, Wiseman Gaspar Uzuki, to never use a sword to kill again. They then got married and Yui gave birth to their daughter, Midori.
Hyuga later received instructions from Cain to watch over Fei Fong Wong (The Contact) to see if he would bring relief or destruction, which is when he assumed the name Citan Uzuki (taking his wife's surname) and moved with his family to Lahan.
He reports to Emperor Cain a few times over the course of the game. However, on the outside, he appears to be Fei's guardian and not a Solaris spy.
His allegiance toward Solaris shifts completely during the course of the story. After Cain is killed and Solaris destructs and sinks into the ocean, there is no need for him to pledge allegiance to Solaris so he joins Fei's group for good.
Citan is one of the best fighters in the game, first displaying a blindingly swift hand to hand combat style and, upon regaining his sword, a sword style similar to that of Iaido. He also has a large library of support Ether (his particular Ether talent is called "Arcane"), which is appropriate to his role as a doctor. He joins Fei early on in the game and stays with him until the end.
Early in the game during battles, Citan is seen fighting barefists and using a ki to make an illusion version of himself to make a deadly blow to his opponent and is the only character to join the party with a high HP. Later on, he wields a sword to make a deadly blow in each slashes when using his deathblows and his fighting style is based on Iaido. Upon using elemental deathblows, Citan is capable of using elemental magic. If unarmed, he can form a sword-like blades in each elemental deathblows except Willow Wind which he makes a lightning damage with one straight punch. If using a sword, Some of his elemental damage has drastic change, both Festive Wind and Rumble Earth can make a heavy slash towards his opponent while both Haze of Fire and Crystal Water can do multiple slashes in each opponent.
Gear-wise, Citan's first Gear is Heimdal. Later on, he returns to his Omnigear named Fenrir, which is aligned with the Anima Relic Asher and equipped with a large sword. It was kept in Gaspar's care 'in case of emergencies'.
In Gear battles, Citan pilots Heimdal and upon using his moves, every punch or kick has a Chinese symbol embedded in each blow. Later, when he pilots his Omnigear, Fenrir, his fighting style soon switches to that of sword fight based on Bushido and can make a deadly blow when he slashes his opponent with its moves.
(Brackets = with sword)
- Ukigumo (Amaoto): - 4 AP
- Mufu (Engetsu): - 5 AP
- Jinrai (Amagumo): - 5 AP
- Shinrai (Himatsu): - 6 AP
- Renken (Yako): - 6 AP
- Hakai (Zanretsu): - 6 AP
- Ougi (Myogetsu): - 6 AP
- Willow Wind (Festive Wind): - Wind Elemental, 7 AP
- Rare Earth (Rumble Earth): - Earth Elemental, 7 AP
- Hell Fire (Haze of Fire): - Fire Elemental, 7 AP
- Tsunami Ice (Crystal Water): - Water Elemental, 7 AP
- "Injured, sick, all accepted. Come on in! But no deceased please." (on a sign in front of his house)
- "Music is a mysterious thing. Sometimes it makes people remember things they do not expect. Many thoughts, feelings, memories... things almost forgotten... Regardless of whether the listener desires to remember or not."
- "Fei is bound... by the dark, cruel destiny of God..."
- "Fei, using power or being used by power... is that not a problem of the heart...? If humans do not use their power for wrong it can be a good thing... I believe such power can help us."
- "Let us just say that I know a little more about the world than most do."
- "...Sigurd... I think you need to rethink your methods of disciplining..."
- "But now is not the time to contemplate morals. It is not fair for me to be the only innocent one."
- "Do you think you could possibly be a little more subtle? With the amount of activity you have stirred up, you could even wake up the dead."
- "Childish ideals pale when placed before reality. But actually many are satisfied with that. Being given one's place, frees one from any risks. Misfortunes maybe blamed on others. Do you know why people can not exist alone but under some bigger concept such as a group or a country? People need a place to go to be themselves... The more stable it is the more effective it is. The Ministry gives them such a place. Under total surveillance, there is no need to bear the delusion of being an 'individual'. What could be easier? Facts are facts so let's just accept them. It will be easier for all of us. Resistance is futile. It only makes things painful."
- "The eradication of civilization!? What is the purpose of doing that!?" (to Myyah)
- Citan had at least eight older brothers, meaning he was in a big family. At first, it seems innocuous enough, but knowing Myyah Hawwa's plan and System Deus, there's a possibility his big Third-Class family are meant to be sacrificed to the Soylent System and Deus since the more flesh, the better.
- Citan is "Shitan" in the Japanese version. His name was intentionally translated into Citan to avoid a certain 4-letter English word.
- Citan has many questionable shady actions. One of the most disturbing things Citan does is let Fei and Elly consume mutated human flesh, despite knowing where it comes from, even telling Fei to remember that he ate it moments before they find out what it is.
- Citan's unarmed fighting style is based on Xin Yi Liu He Quan and Bajiquan.
- Jin Uzuki from Xenosaga was inspired by Citan Uzuki. Jin's sister Shion Uzuki shares Citan's knowledge of science.