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Sorey
Sorey
Information
Game Tales of Zestiria
Hometown Elysia
Age 17[1]
Height 5'9" / 175 cm
Race Human
Occupation Shepherd
Weapon Ceremonial Sword
Japanese Voice Actor Ryouhei Kimura
English Voice Actor •Robbie Daymond[2][3]
•Bryce Papenbrook
(ToZtX; temporary)[4]
Character Designer Kousuke Fujishima

Sorey (スレイ Surei?) is the main protagonist in Tales of Zestiria. He has a kind heart, an honest expression, and a positive outlook on life. He lives in Elysia, the village of seraphim, and is the only human among them. Unlike most humans, Sorey can see seraphim and is childhood friends with a Water seraph, Mikleo. As a child, he came into the possession of a book called the Celestial Record, and from that point, he has had a fascination with ancient ruins. Sorey later enters into a contract with Lailah to become a Shepherd.

Appearance and Personality

Sorey has brown hair, which is slightly shifted to the right. He has green eyes and wears yellow feather earrings. His attire consists of a blue shirt with white gloves, black pants with white boots, and a large white cape that extends over his chest. The cape, fashioned after the style of past Shepherds, was given to him by Alisha Diphda as thanks for helping her.

Sorey's kindhearted personality shapes him into a person who cannot leave someone who is troubled alone. This trait becomes his flaw because, as a Shepherd, he cannot take sides in the conflict between nations in order to avoid being corrupted by malevolence and causing even greater strife. Because he has never left his hometown, he is curious about things he has never experienced before, but his sheltered upbringing also makes him naive. Due to his natural earnestness, Sorey is also a bad liar, evidenced when Sergei Strelka questions him in Lastonbell. He is generally calm and easygoing, taking everything in stride and making the best of things. He puts others first, to the point of self-sacrifice; when Alisha is his Squire, he does not tell her that his vision is failing because he does not want her to worry. He has a tendency to get excited about ancient history, particularly ruins.

History

Sorey's mother was killed during the Dawn of Chaos, and Sorey was taken in by Gramps to Elysia. Sorey travels the world, dealing with the malevolence that has overtaken the world while discovering the circumstances around his birth. Sorey ultimately kills the Lord of Calamity without falling to malevolence after truly understanding his duty. He then falls into a deep sleep to nurture the land's resonance and heal it from the malevolence. It is implied that Sorey eventually returns to the world after much time has passed, rescuing Mikleo from a collapsing ruin.

Other Appearances

Tales of the Rays

Sorey appears as the nexus of the exoflected Glenwood who meets Ix and Mileena when saving them from a monster attack. After having the situation explained to him, Sorey agrees to help the party locate and destroy a shimmera glass. Along the way, Sorey is excited to marvel at various ruins he had only read about even though some of them are different ones mixed together. He also picks up on Ix’s suspicions that Sorey might secretly resent them for taking him away from his home. The Shepherd quickly dispels their worries by his optimistic outlook at having a whole new world to explore and the satisfaction knowing his original self is still continuing his journey.

After Lailah and the other seraphs reunite with the party, they begin to ponder the possibility of reacquiring Armatization with an Overray mirrage. Although Sorey and Mikleo discover the catalyst for their Armatus, they have difficulty maintaining it for more than a few seconds. Aster, who had been observing them, then offers a spirit ring that stabilizes the fusion. Later on after more research is put into the spirit ring, Aster theorizes the combined Armatization of all four main elemental seraphim, the same one that appears in Tales of Zestiria the X.

As a nexus, Sorey’s emotions and memories influenced the exoflection of his world. Because of his high resonance and growing up seeing seraphim, he felt those experiences as normal which resulted in seraphim and hellions being visible to everyone in Tir Na Nog.

When not in the active party, Sorey enjoys exploring ruins with Mikleo and they even form a club out of it. They also become students under Raine who happily endorses their activities learning the histories of other worlds.

Gallery

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Status image in Tales of Zestiria. 
Sorey Cut-in (ToZ).png
Cut-in image for Tales of Zestiria. 
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Artwork for Tales of Asteria. 
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Fire Armatus artwork for Tales of Link. 
Sorey Water Armatus (ToLink).png
Water Armatus artwork for Tales of Link. 

References

  1. Sorey's age is not explicitly stated, but an official timeline places an event that coincides with Sorey's birth at seventeen years prior to the game.
  2. Robbie Daymond (@robbiedaymond) Twitter Profile (archive.is Reproduction)
  3. Robbie Daymond (@robbiedaymond). First handdrawn #TalesofZestiria art signature!! Dooooope!! #AX2015 #AnimeExpo2015. 3:05 PM - 2 Jul 2015 Tweet.
  4. Funimation (@FUNimation). In the the latest Tales of Zestiria the X SimulDub episode, @BrycePapenbrook will fill in for as Sorey while @robbiedaymond heals his voice. 5:25 PM - 28 Feb 2017 Tweet.

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