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Once, during the Diabolos invasion... the Ministry elders died losing their bodies. Now, the Solaris governing Ministry exists as data in memory banks. Each of their personalities are bits of data. Having neither flesh nor souls they are just binary numbers. They both exist and do not exist at the same time...
—Citan Uzuki

The Gazel Ministry is the ministry that controls Solaris, as well as the supervisors of humanity on the planet's surface.

Background Edit

The bodies of the Ministry were once part of the organic elements in the core circuit that made up Deus. There were two types of organic elements. The female type was called 'Anima', while the male type was called 'Animus'. They were also created with the added ability to become mobile weapons for Deus.

The members of the ministry, along with Myyah Hawwa, Cain and Elly, were the next humans to be created by Kadomony (a part of Deus) following the Eldridge crash. Essentially, by Kadomony, the Gazel Ministry became human, however, they were still superhumans who could live thousands of years.

The Ministry, which were Animus, were to become one again with their separated Anima at the time of the resurrection of god (Deus). Because of this, the Gazel Ministry seeks the 12 Anima Relics and Mahanon. This is symbolic of the Animus (male) searching for the Anima (female) to be complete. By reuniting with their Anima, they were hoping they could become superhuman weapons for Deus.

They helped orchestrate the balance of power and, technically, the early stages of Project Noah. Their manipulation is extensive, including the Zeboim nuclear war in the 6000s, the destruction of multiple nations, and the Ignas civil war between Aveh and Kislev in 9999. This was all a complex plot to resurrect Deus (Project Noah).

They also influenced the struggle between Solaris and Shevat war circa 9496-9500. In 9496, on the Solaris side, strife arose due to the actions of those in authority, which was at that time the Gazel Ministry. The Gazel Ministry was attempting to align with Anima Relics in order to become weapons for Deus. Myyah expected that possibly there were humans with Ether ability. Those with Ether ability who aligned with an Anima Relic would have much more power than the Gazel Ministers, who had no Ether ability, and would be very desirable as parts for Deus. Because of this, the Gazel Ministry found Myyah's existence a nuisance, and they contacted the Elders of Shevat. They would give to Shevat half the land's surface for the freezing of Myyah in carbonite. And added to this was a clause for the trade of Sophia. In 9499, the discord between Myyah and the Gazel Ministry comes out in the open.

In 9500, four of them found their Anima Relics, causing havoc among the nations of the world. These four were defeated by Lacan (whether or not this was during the Diabolos Collapse is unknown). These four members died and were lost forever. The remaining eight Gazel Ministers work out a secret trade with the Council of Elders in Shevat; the death of Sophia for the end of battle in Ignas.

Sol-9000s

The SOL-9000 computer.

In 9501, the Gazel Ministry was physically killed by Grahf during the Diabolos Collapse.

In 9506, Karellen placed the bodies/minds of eight of them inside of the SOL-9000 (the other four were lost forever).

They decided to extract their own genetic factor from certain individuals of their human descendants who carried the appropriate sets of D.N.A.. All so each of them could become one with their respective Animus again.

Solarians do seem to revere and think highly of the Gazel Ministry. Elly says, "Long ago the members of the Gazel Ministry lost their fleshly bodies in order to protect the Solaris people", implying that Solarians view the Gazel Ministry as their "heroes".

Xenogears Edit

The Gazel Ministry remained in the SOL-9000 until they were ironically deleted by the very man who created their new form, Karellen. With the Gaetia Key being used by the Ministry, Karellen no longer had any use for them, hence, he slowly erased the Gazel Ministry from the SOL-9000, effectively killing them all so as to no longer face any further obstacles towards his goal of reviving Deus. Karellen then took complete control of Project Noah for his own personal motives.

Do you know why the Gazel Ministry desired the Anima Relics and your bodies? Well, here's the reason... Before becoming human, the bodies of the Ministry were once part of the organic elements in the core circuit that made up 'Deus'. There were two types of organic elements. The female type was called 'Anima', while the male type was called 'Animus'. They were also created with the added ability to become mobile weapons for Deus. In other words, those Omnigears you were using were one form of such weapons. The Ministry, which were Animus, were to become one again with their separated Anima at the time of the resurrection of god. But in a war, 500 years ago, they all lost their physical bodies. It was then that they decided to extract their own genetic factor from certain individuals of their human descendants who carried the appropriate sets of D.N.A.. All so each of them could become one with their respective Animus again.
Myyah Hawwa while possessing Elehayym "Elly" Van Houten

Names Edit

According to Perfect Works, the names of eight of them are:

They are named after the descendants of Cain.

Trivia Edit

MemoryCube

Memory Cube.

SavePointFactory

A Memory Cube factory.

  • The Gazel Ministry keeps watch over Fei Fong Wong and his allies via the Memory Cube savepoints. Each time the player accesses it, the Ministry tracks where Fei is. Some fan theories for this are:
    • The Memory Cubes have built-in security cameras, which are connected to the SOL-9000.
    • The Cubes transfer the genetic data of their users to Solaris, which is used as another tool for Solaris to watch, manipulate, and control the people on the surface.
  • These Memory Cubes also bear a resemblance to the Zohar, as they are yellow rectangles with a single yellow eye on the top. It is unknown what the Lambs believe the Memory Cubes are, although Lucca comments that it "saves", possibly implying that the Lambs believe they act as a virtual guestbook.
  • There is a cutscene of Lacan seeing 12 figures.[1] It is likely these are the Gazel Ministry.

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