Humans (人間 Ningen?) are a recurring race in the Tales series. They appear in every title in the series so far, populating most of the world. Most of the series' protagonists are humans.


Humans are generally tall people, with fair skin, although darker skin tones are also encountered. They work in a variety of jobs, while some other races like Turtlez or normins have rather limited job pool. In titles with a variety of races, humans are often depicted as oppressors of "lesser" races, like in Tales of Symphonia where the past conflict resulted in a shift of oppression on Sylvarant in which half-elves are terrorizing humans. In titles with a variety of races, humans usually are unable to use magic, the feat being reserved to races like elves and seraphim.

Appearances in Mothership Titles

Tales of Xillia and Xillia 2

In Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2, there are two types of humans: Rieze Maxians and Elympions. Rieze Maxians can use spirit artes, although with a drawback of one's mana lobe capacity, while Elympions can use more powerful calculatrix artes, thanks to spyrix technology. However, using spyrix kills spirits, resulting in the overall decline of Elympios's nature and their humans' mana lobes. In Tales of Xillia, Gilland attempts to use Rieze Maxia and its spirits as a power source for Elympios, while in Tales of Xillia 2, Bisley Karcsi Bakur intends to turn spirits into obedient tools.

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