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|“|| I am Grahf, the seeker of power. Doth thou desire the power? My fist is the divine breath! Blossom, o fallen seed, and draw upon thy hidden powers!! Grant unto thee the power of the glorious 'Mother of Destruction'!
Calling himself "The Seeker of Power", Grahf (from German "graf," meaning "count" or "earl") was a persona of Lacan that split off after he made contact with the Zohar five hundred years prior to the start of Xenogears. Grahf is the personification of Lacan's will but is not considered to be the "original" Lacan (i.e. the "Contact"). The Contact, instead, was reborn in the body of Fei Fong Wong and Grahf's goal is to merge back with the Contact, awaken the weapon Deus, and destroy all life. He came to the conclusion that this was the only path to freedom after his contact with the Existence as Lacan. Grahf learned the ability to pass on from body to body, thus granting him a form of eternal life.
Grahf discovers the new incarnation of the Contact in Fei when Fei is still a child and attempts to meld with him. However, Fei's father, Khan Wong, attempts to stop him. During their battle, Fei was unable to contain the powers passed onto him by the Existence and released a force so powerful that both Grahf and Fei's mother were killed. Grahf then passed into the body of Khan, thus forming a relationship very similar to that of Fei and Id.
Like Id, Grahf possessed immense strength, to the point that he could effortlessly destroy gears with his bare hands. However, he rarely fought directly, and instead on several occasions granted what he called "the Power" to defeated lesser villains, allowing them to challenge Fei again with enhanced abilities. This power invariably leads to madness, and their resulting destruction.
- "Those eyes were what scared me. When I looked in your eyes I saw myself staring back."
- "Even if I go to hell, I will live to the end of this world. And if the world does not come to an end... I will destroy it with my own hands!"
- "The absence of wrath is an impediment to utilizing your true strength."
- "Yes, we will destroy god. That is our purpose... That is our destiny!"
- "That was... a most delightful scream. I was enthralled by it. Nothing is more beautiful than a scream of death."