Initially mentioned in passing by Canaan in Episode II, the common term "Designer Children" refers to children who have been genetically enhanced early in life. These children have been literally designed by their parents or creators to conform to a specific template. Salvators are typically more intelligent, more athletic, better looking, more charismatic or even have special abilities not found in normal human beings. In Episode II Cannan refers to the U.R.T.V.s as "Designer Children" because of their nature as genetically modified and weaponized humans. Xenosaga: Pied Piper deals heavily in the issue of Salvators and the legacy of Dr. Dimitri Yuriev, who describes himself as the "Original Salvator". The Salvator Faction is a group within the Galaxy Federation government comprised entirely of grown-up Salvators and is devoted to maintaining the affairs of Dr. Yuriev. They can be compared to the Coordinators of Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny. Salvator means "savior" when translated from Latin.