|“|| If we are fated to die, then we shall stop our history at a certain point, and restart it. And we shall repeat that process, eternally.
Wilhelm is the main antagonist of Xenosaga and the mysterious founder and CEO of the largest interplanetary conglomerate, Vector Industries. He also served as the Executive Committee Director of the Galaxy Federation, up to a decade ago. He is a mysterious figure, who always seems to know everything as to what is going on, and one of the most suspicious characters in the Xenosaga series; it seems he is manipulating every other conglomerate and individual for an unknown purpose.
Wilhelm also has an affinity for referring to life's situations as if they were all a part of some universal theatrical play. Wilhelm is also an avid fan of chess, adding fuel to the dramatic approach of his manipulations. He also always listens to Wagner's music, which adding with his name and actions kind of give him the role of a young and immature Friedrich Nietzsche. In addition, Nietzsche's middle name is Wilhelm.
Willhelm takes on the name Heinlein to exploit Ormus. Heinlein is likely named after the science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein.