Böser

For the main avatar of Chaos, see Böser (Character).

Introduction

Böser is the avatar of Chaos created to lead Velzeria and the Demon Tribe in conquering Gaia.

Title

  • Japanese: ボーゼル
  • English: Böser
  • Also Romanized as: Ganelon1, Boser2 Bozel3, and Bosel4

Name Etymology

Böser: German, meaning "more evil."

Definition

An avatar created from a human host by the dark god, Chaos. This avatar is given the title the Dark Prince and is renamed Böser. He is to serve as the King of Velzeria and must advance the demon tribes goal of conquering the world.

When Chaos created Böser is unstated in-game. All that is certain is that the main Böser seen throughout the series was once the Rigüler Prince, Paul and we see his predecessor killed in the events of Langrisser III.

Upon becoming Böser, a person is granted certain powers by the dreaded god. Begining with a portion of the God of Disorder's power, but it also includes eternal life as well as the Dark Prince's armor the ability to wield Alhazard. Moreover, Velzerian evils attend to the avatar's will. These Velzerians also serve the purpose of helping the new avatar acclimate into the role, seen specifically in three with Rag, Grove, and Feraquea.

Most often, Chaos chooses for his avatar the most corrupt and vile of humans, however if another grabs Alhazard before Chaos has chosen his new soul, then they are transformed into the new avatar. This happens in the case of Altemüller and likely Licorice.

In such a case, if the person has a powerful enough will they are able to reject the dark power and return to former lives, seen specifically in Altemüller's case.

Not everyone who picks up the blade will transform into Chaos' avatar. Specifically, those humans whom Chaos has already empowered, demons, and half-demons can use the blade without becoming the next avatar. In the series this is demonstrated by Sonya, a half demon and Geier, a former human.

Additional Note

Langrisser Mobile seems to have complicated Boser somewhat.

While Langrisser III appears to establish Paul as replacing the First Böser, Langrisser Mobile asserts that there has been countless Bösers throughout the wars with Langrisser. Besides the fact that at most there could only be six, First Böser (III), Altemüller (III), Paul (III), Böser (I), Böser (II), and Böser (IV), and with Langrisser Mobile, Gambino.

Certainly one could argue that prior to the First Böser seen in III there had been countless others.

The other problem of asserting that there were countless other Bösers, during the Langrisser War is the fact that they all appear the same. Three seems to establish that while one changes in becoming the avatar of chaos their looks and some of their personality remains the same.

First Böser appears as an older man and more concerned with the demons of Velzeria, Altemuller retains his signature long hair and concerned more with Varna, Paul has his purple hair and strikingly, he is not at all really concerned with the demons, so much as his ambitions, which fits Paul's not a Böser's archetype personality. Taking into account, Re:Incarnation, this also makes sense of Licorice, who retains her personality and look, even as evil creeps in. Even Langrisser Schwarz Böser, fits better, as the Dark Elf remains, with his version of the Böser armor and personality.

Quite unlike Gambino being so totally transformed.

To assert as Mobile does of such a total change in the original person into the title Böser seems to miss a well established series plot point.

List of Böser

See Also

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