Xerath（ゼラス）はRiot Gamesが開発したゲームLeague of Legendsに登場する架空のキャラクター。
Unbound This was the moment.
The singular moment that had cost him so much, that had taken a lifetime of planning. A corrupt empire and its strutting princeling would be struck down under the blankly idiotic sun symbol they both so trusted. The key to immortality, jealously guarded and miserly offered, would be his alone, stolen in front of the entire world. A singular moment of perfect vengeance that would finally free the slave known as Xerath.
Though his Azir master's helm revealed no human expression, and knowing that the lovingly etched metal could not respond in kind, Xerath smiled up at the Azir soulless hawk's face just the same, his joy genuine. A life spent in servitude, first for a mad emperor and now a vain one, endless manipulations for and against the throne, a near-damning quest for barely remembered knowledge that almost consumed him—all of it led to this grotesque masquerade of Ascension.
The very word when spoken aloud was an assault: We will Ascend, while you are chained to the broken stone as the sands of time swallow you all. No. Not anymore, and never again. The chosen golden lords will not be taken into the sun’s embrace and made gods. A slave will do this; a simple slave, a boy who once had the misfortune to save a noble child from the sands.
And for this sin, Xerath had been punished with a horrible, maddening promise: Freedom. Unobtainable. Forbidden. Should the thought even dart through a slave’s mind, it would be punished by death, as the Ascended could gaze past flesh and bone, deep into one’s very soul, to see its dim traitorous glow. And yet, there it was, spoken by the young princeling he dragged from the embrace of the mercurial mother-desert. Azir Azir, the Golden Sun, vowed that he would free his savior and new friend.
A promise unkept to this day. The words of a grateful child, innocently oblivious to the impact they would have. How could Azir Azir upend thousands of years of rule? How could he fight tradition, his father, his destiny?
In the end, the young emperor would lose it all by not honoring his word.
And so, Xerath was elevated and educated, eventually becoming Azir Azir's trusted right hand—but never a free man. The soured promise ate into what he was, and what he could have been. Denied a small, simple thing, the right to live his life, Xerath decided to take everything, all of the things denied to him, all of the things he deserved: the empire, Ascension, and the absolute purest form of freedom possible.
With each step taken toward the offensively grandiose Dais of Ascension, positioned respectfully behind his emperor and flanked by the inept sentinels who supposedly protected Shurima, Xerath felt an unknown lightness he was genuinely shocked by. Was this joy? Does vengeance bring joy? The impact was almost physical.
At that very moment, the overwrought suit of golden armor that was his tormentor abruptly halted. And turned. And walked toward Xerath.
Could he know? How could he possibly know? This spoiled, self-obsessed boy? This righteous, falsely benevolent emperor whose hands were just as bloody as Xerath's own? Even if he did, there was no staying the killing blow that was already in motion.
Xerath had planned for every contingency. He had bribed, killed, out-maneuvered, and plotted for decades—he even tricked the monstrous brothers Nasus and Renekton into staying away from the event—but he had not planned for this...
The Emperor of Shurima, the Golden Sun, Beloved of Mother Desert, soon to be Ascended, took off his helmet, revealed his proud brow and smiling eyes, and turned to his oldest and most trusted friend. He spoke about the love of brothers, the love of friends, of hard fights won and others lost, of family, of future, and finally... of freedom.
At these words, the guards flanked Xerath, moving in, weapons drawn.
So the princeling did know. Had Xerath's plans had been undone?
But the fools in armor were saluting. There was no menace to them, they were honoring him. They were congratulating him.
On his freedom.
His hated master had just freed him—he had freed them all. No Shuriman would ever wear chains again. Azir Azir's last act as a human was to unfetter his people.
The foundation-shuddering roar of the assembled masses drowned out any response Xerath could have had. Azir Azir donned his helmet and strode out onto the Dais, his attendants preparing him for the godhood that would never come.
Xerath stood in the shadow of the monolithic Shurima's Legacy.png Sun Disk, knowing that an empire-destroying doom was but seconds away.
Too late, friend. Too late, brother. Far too late for us all.
”I will be free."
"Behold my power."
"Primitive magic shall not best me."
"Magic? I'll show you real magic."
"Flesh and blood. So fragile."
"Sacrifices must be made."
"I will unmake you."
"Your demise beckons."
"I will show you true power."
"None will control me."
"These chains cannot hold me."
"I am eternal."
"I will be their undoing."
"The secrets of magic are mine alone."
"I follow the path to power."
"The affairs of mortals are beneath me."
"The world may crumble, but I shall remain."
"Emotions are only distractions."
"Bound, but not broken."
"I see the forces that hold the universe together."
"I am the will of man unbound by flesh."
"I stand at the brink of infinity."
"You cannot fathom what I am."
"It will take only a spark of my magic to end you."
"You may stare, but your mind may collapse."
===Taunting an enemy Syndra===
”You chase power, Syndra. I am power!"
Taunting an enemy Nasus編集
"Nasus, the loyal pup, ever nipping at my heels."
"Nasus... thank you for your brother."
Taunting an enemy Azir編集
"Azir, at long last, we will see what power you truly possess."
"You are emperor of a wasteland, Azir."
"Azir, the boy destined to chase the sun."
"This time, Azir, I will need no surprise to topple you."
"Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt!"
稲妻！ 稲妻！ 稲妻！ 稲妻！ 稲妻！ 稲妻ァッ！
"Power, immortality, omniscience... but no leg room?!" 無限の力、不死、あらゆる英知！だが足が無い
Upon being hit by Thresh Death Sentence while using Xerath Rite of the Arcane編集
"Those chains cannot hold me either, jailer."
===Upon beginning a game of Ascension===
"You shall bear witness to the only true ascended this day."
"Mine is the only pure ascension."
"Today, I will be free!"
Upon becoming ascended編集
"Ah! The energy courses through me!"
"Finally, I will show you what an ascended can do!"
"The ascension belongs to me!"
"The world forgot me. Now, they will remember!"
When a nearby ally becomes ascended編集
"We have the power! Now, strangle them with it!"
"It is our turn to punish the arrogant!"
When a nearby renektonRenekton becomes ascended編集
"It is our time, crocodile, make them suffer."
"Renekton, show them your hatred!"
Killing an enemy while ascended編集
"No-one will wrest ascension from me!"
"I was meant for ascension! See how I wield it!"
Upon winning a game of Ascension編集
"Behold! My power is unmatched!"
"I will allow nothing to stand in my way!"
Ancient Ascendant Xerath Spawn Quot編集
"True ascension is granted only to the worthy."
"Who believes they have the strength to ascend?"
"I am power incarnate! Who dares oppose me?"
"Ascension is not granted, it is taken!"
"Only ten of you? How disappointing."
"My will is law!"
"I will not be subverted!”
"You stand in the presence of a perfect being."
"I will never concede the power I have taken!"
"You seek ascension. You will find failure."
When ten champions dance nearby編集
"I've waited a millennium for this!"
"Trapped for centuries, but I've still got it!"
"With ascension... comes killer moves!"
"Nobody puts Xerath in a sarcophagus! Nobody!"