"For a Keyblade Master, you're not very - what's the word - good?"
Background information
Debuted In
Feature films
Television programs
Video games Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (2010)
Park attractions
Portrayed by James Patrick Stuart
Hochu Otsuka (Japanese)
Portrayed by
Voice James Patrick Stuart
Performance model
Designer Tetsuya Nomura
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality cruel, annoying, teasing, power hungry, laid-back, cocky, and sadistic.
Gender Male
Appearance Long black greyish hair
A long black coat
White gloves with blue hearts.
Occupation Apprentice/castle gaurd
Home Radient Garden
Allies Ansem the Wise (formerly), Xehanort, Master Xehanort, Vanitas, Ansem, Seeker of Darkness and his guardian, Xemnas, Even, Ienzo, Aeleus, Dilan, Nightmares.
Likes lying, taunting, toying with opponents
Dislikes Getting hurt, losing
Powers and abilities Space manipulation
Weapons Cross Arrows
Fate Turned into a Heartless. (Priot to KH)
Ressurrected following Xigbar's death;now part of the new Organization XIII (KH3D)

Braig is one of the six apprentices of Ansem the Wise, and the original persona of Xigbar . He serves as a supporting antagonist in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.


Kingdom Hearts Birth by SleepEdit

Right after Terra slays an Unversed with Aqua and Ventus, Braig confronts him at the Radiant Garden Aqueduct, informing him of his capture of Master Xehanort. However, Terra is disbelieving of Braig's claim as Master Xehanort is a seasoned Keyblade wielder and magic user. Baiting Terra to come see for himself, Braig informs him that Xehanort is being held in the Purification Facility under the Outer Gardens and that he might want to hurry before he loses his patience. Terra does arrive later to find Master Xehanort chained to a large pipe, to his horror. Braig then enters, telling Terra that he was told all about the Keyblade by Master Xehanort and the things it can do. Deciding that he wants a new "toy" to use instead of his arrowguns, Braig wished to obtain a Keyblade of his own. However, Terra informs him that Keyblades are picky about their wielders as it takes the right heart to even simply touch one. Braig then lies that he'll kill Master Xehanrot if Terra coems any closer to him. However, Master Xehanort tells Terra to fight back as it would shame Master Eraqus and his fellow disciples, prompting Terra to go againsy his better judgement. Despite using his teleportation abilities to the fullest, Braig ended up the loser of their fight as Terra succumbs to darkness and uses to energy shots from his Keyblade that permanently damage Braig's right eye and another scars his left cheek before breacking the chains holding Xehanort to the pipe. Full of pain, Braig retreats to Hollow Bastion to be treated for his injuries.

However, it later turns out that Braig was working with Master Xehanort. Angered greatly at the loss of his right eye and scarring on his face, Braig attempts to shoot Master Xehanort from behind, claiming that Xehanort said he wouldn't get hurt, but Master Xehanort threatens him into backing down and continuing with their plan to make Terra succumb to the darkness. Braig agrees to this as he is still needed to assist in this and that he was promised a Keyblade to wield himself.

He later appears in the Keyblade Graveyard having allowed Master Xehanort to place a fragment of his heart within him, indicated by his remaining eye becoming yellow, and his ears becoming pointed. He appears in front of Aqua and Ventus, attempting to get them to attack Terra and kill him for his role in the death of Eraqus, but they refuse to forsake their friend. After paying particular attention to and mocking the angry glare Ventus gives him, Aqua battles Braig for trying to turn them against their friend and defeats him. He begins to escape, and Aqua chases after him, but she realizes that she can't leave Ven in his fragile state alone, so she stops and allows Braig to return to Radiant Garden.

Later, back at the Radiant Garden, Braig leads Dilan and Ansem to an amnesiac young Xehanort, the result of Master Xehanort possessing Terra's body, and smiles discreetly but triumphantly to himself, relieved that his friend's plan worked.

However, Braig later approaches the new Xehanort, now an apprentice under Ansem, and is dismayed to find that the new Xehanort does not recognize him, and Braig's attempts to help Xehanort remember prove only to annoy him. Braig, at one point, questions if this new Xehanort is actually Terra, but Xehanort still does not respond, much to Braig's relief. Braig nevertheless says in a friendly manner that he's got Xehanort's back.

Between Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysEdit

Braig became one of six apprentices to Ansem the Wise, the ruler and scientist of Radiant Garden, alongside Dilan, Even, Aeleus, Ienzo, and Xehanort. After Ansem began performing tests on Xehanort's heart, Braig convinces the other apprentices to aid him and Xehanort in conducting inhumane experiments on the human heart and the darkness within it. Such experimentation led to the mass creation of Heartless. Ansem quickly discovered their secret experiments, and immediately ordered them to stop. One day, after being advised to review their research data by King Mickey, Ansem found that the effects of their experiments had become irreversible.

Eventually, Braig found Xehanort had unlocked the hearts of Dilan, Even, Aeleus, Ienzo, Isa and Lea. When questioning him about whether or not he has regained his memories, Braig has his heart unlocked and fades into darkness. However, his strong will allowed him to continue as a Nobody called Xigbar.



Kingdom Hearts series
Kingdom Hearts 2
Games: Kingdom Hearts + Final Mix | Chain of Memories | Re:Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II + Final Mix | 358/2 Days | Birth by Sleep + Final Mix | coded | Re:coded | Dream Drop Distance | HD I.5 ReMIX | χ [chi] | HD II.5 ReMIX | Kingdom Hearts III

Incorporated Films and shorts: Alice in Wonderland | Aladdin/The Return of Jafar | Beauty and the Beast | Cinderella | Fantasia | Hercules | The Hunchback of Notre Dame | Lilo & Stitch | The Lion King | The Little Mermaid | Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers | Mulan | The Nightmare Before Christmas | Peter Pan | Pinocchio | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl | Runaway Brain | Sleeping Beauty | Steamboat Willie | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | Tarzan | Toy Story | Tron/Tron: Legacy | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Main Characters: Sora | Riku | Kairi | King Mickey | Donald Duck | Goofy | Roxas | Terra | Ventus | Aqua

Villains: Master Xehanort | Ansem | Xemnas | Maleficent/Dragon Maleficent | Pete | Organization XIII | Vanitas | Xigbar/Braig | Xaldin | Vexen | Lexaeus | Zexion | Saïx/Isa | Demyx | Luxord | Marluxia | Larxene | Terra-Xehanort | Young Xehanort | Xehanort's Guardian

Other Characters: Jiminy Cricket | Naminé | Ansem the Wise/DiZ | Yen Sid | Xion | Axel/Lea | Master Eraqus | Dilan | Even | Aeleus | Ienzo | Lingering Will | Data Sora | Data Riku | Data Naminé | Data Roxas | Hayner | Pence | Olette | Riku-Ansem | Kairi's Grandma | Riku Replica | Anti-Saïx | Anti-Sora | Anti-Riku | Sora-Heartless | Jiminy's Journal | Chirishii | Foreteller

Original Monsters: Hostile Program | The Experiment | Heartless | Nobodies | Unversed | Dream Eater (Nightmares) | Dream Eater (Spirits)

Disney Characters and Villains: Queen Minnie | Daisy Duck | Pluto | Tarzan | Winnie the Pooh | Aladdin | Genie | Tron | Magic Brooms | Peter Pan | Quasimodo | Judge Claude Frollo | Merlin | Tigger | Eeyore | Rabbit | Ariel | Mulan | Mushu | Jack Sparrow | Chernabog | Simba | Timon | Pumbaa | Nala | King Triton | Jafar/Genie Jafar | Alice | Cheshire Cat | Jack Skellington | Esmeralda | Phoebus | Beagle Boys | Scrooge McDuck | Huey, Dewey and Louie | Master Control Program | Sark | CLU | Rinzler | Beast | Stitch | Hercules | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Snow White (More coming soon)

Square Enix Characters: Tidus | Wakka | Selphie | Leon | Yuffie | Cloud | Sephiroth | Moogle | Vivi | Setzer | Auron | Tifa | Yuna | Rikku | Paine | Org Moogle | Zack | Neku Sakuraba | Joshua | Beat | Shiki | Rhyme

Plot Elements: Kingdom Hearts | Heart | Memory | Light | Darkness | Keyblade War | Mark of Mastery exam | Gate | Keyhole | Recusant's Sigil | Universe of Kingdom Hearts | Dark Seeker Saga

Game Elements: Drive Form | Dark Mode | Limit | Summon | Dimension Link | Battle of the 1000 Heartless | Ansem's Reports | Secret Reports | Xehanort's Report | Roxas's Diary | Trinity | Save Point | Hit Points | Magic | Reaction Command | Command Style | Shotlock | Trinity Archives | Sticker Album | Deck Command | Level | Link System | Item synthesis | Lock-On | Gauges | Flowmotion | Moogle Shop | Finish command (KHBBS) | Mission Mode | Difficulty Level | Recipe | Magic Abilities/Abilities | Avatar Menu | Trophies

Objects: Paopu Fruit | Sea-salt ice cream | Ice Cream | Munny | Wayfinder | Door to Darkness | Memory Pod | Cornerstone of Light | Keyblade | X-blade | Mickey's Letters | Kairi's Letter | Thalassa Shell | Kingdom Hearts Encoder | Keychain | Gummi Blocks | Bug Blox | Black coat | Keyblade Armor | Crown

Locations: Land of Departure | Disney Castle | Disney Town | Timeless River | Datascape | Radiant Garden | Keyblade Graveyard | Mirage Arena | Destiny Islands | Traverse Town | Hollow Bastion | Dive to the Heart | End of the World | Realm of Darkness | Castle Oblivion | Twilight Town | Old Mansion | The World That Never Was | Castle That Never Was | Cavern of Remembrance | Simulated Twilight Town | Chambers of Repose and Waking | Olympus Coliseum | Daybreak Town

Organizations/Groups: Organization XIII | True Organization XIII | Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee | Princesses of Heart | Disney Villains Council

Vehicles: Gummi Ship | Keyblade Glider

Mini Games: Gummi Missions | Arena Mode | Command Board | Ice Cream Beat | Rumble Racing | Fruitball | Flick Rush | Dive Mode | Puzzle

Music: Dearly Beloved | Simple and Clean | Sanctuary | Mickey Mouse Club March | Swim This Way | Part of Your World | Under the Sea | Ursula's Revenge | A New Day is Dawning | Destati | Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo | He's a Pirate | Beauty and the Beast | This is Halloween | It's a Small World | Night on Bald Mountain | Winnie the Pooh | The Sorcerer's Apprentice | The Pastoral Symphony

Soundtracks: Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack | Kingdom Hearts Final Mix - Additional Tracks | Kingdom Hearts II Original Soundtrack | Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack | Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Original Soundtrack | Kingdom Hearts 10th Anniversary Fan Selection -Melodies & Memories- | Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts | Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts Field & Battle

Secret Endings: Another side, Another story... | The Gathering |

Birth by sleep (video) | Blank Points | A fragmentary passage | Signs of What's Next | Another Guardian of Light