Nameless Successor

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Blood Code Darkseeker
Location Dried-up Trenches

Nameless Successor is a lore-figure in Code Vein. This lore-figure is never met by the player - though they are seen briefly.

 

The Successor's death

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Vestige Memory

Darkseeker Vestige I

Confrontation Scene

Three revenants stand around a collapsed man at the base of a wall.

Conceited Revenant: Pathetic. Perfectly useless.
Disdainful Revenant: You're expected to pull your own weight in this squad.
Haughty Revenant: You'd be easy to replace.

Researcher Scene

In a clinic-like scene, a researcher is holding something out to the subject.

Memory's Subject: Are you really sure I'm cut out for this?
Kind Researcher: You've got the raw ability. The rest depends on whether or not you have the guts.

Crypt Scene

Once again, the subject is collapsed. Jack holds a blade at the ready.

Jack: End of the road...
Memory's Subject: No, p-please.... Wait... Don't take my home away from me!
Jack: Thank you - for your dedication.
Headless Scene

You approach the collapsed subject. He is surrounded by statues of large, clasping arms.

Memory's Subject: It wasn't supposed to be like this!
[On approach, subject's head comes off with a start]

The End

You ascend an unending staircase into a bright sky, and the memory ends.

 

 


 

 Notes

  • The researcher's line is referenced later in Nicola's vestige memory IV, where a Kind Researcher (male, rather than female as in the memory above) says Nicola has Successor potential, but "The rest would have to depend on him."
  • This Successor's crypt is notably small and nearly non-existence. It is likely he wasn't a Successor for very long.
  • No Attendant  is seen with this Successor. With the possibility this Successor wasn't around for long, the Attendant may not have found her Successor yet.
  • The end of the memory is quite literally a 'stairway to heaven'

 

NPCs
Aurora Valentino  ♦  Coco  ♦  Cruz Silva  ♦  Daryl  ♦  Davis  ♦  Dominic  ♦  Emily Su  ♦  Gregorio Silva  ♦  Gustav  ♦  Human girl  ♦  Juzo Mido  ♦  Karen  ♦  Lyle  ♦  Matthew  ♦  Nicola Karnstein  ♦  Richard  ♦  Rin Murasame  ♦  Self-Important Revenant  ♦  Shang  ♦  Sophie



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    • Anonymous

      23 Jun 2021 06:25  

      I think what I love about this character is that his story is nothing particularly tragic or melodramatic; it's just short, sad, and pitiful. In life, most stories are like this. People spend their entire lives struggling for something in vain until they're just... gone. They die unfulfilled; doom driven, and regretful. Most people probably don't remeber it, but this segment spoke to me more than any of the others did.

      • Anonymous

        05 Jan 2020 20:26  

        In the researcher side quest, she mentions that the crypt in the dried up trenches resembles Nicola's crypt and that he had an ability to make clones of himself.

        • 21 Oct 2019 05:28  

          As I'm not sure how appropriate it is to put my own analysis on the page itself, here it is: Mido mentions that Successors must have a "tempered will" to resist a relic's corruption. That is to say: willpower, and something to hold onto. The Nameless Successor seemingly had very little willpower. His few lines are desperate and unsure, and his first scene is being kicked around by other revenants. His Blood Code is Darkseeker, his crypt is on a frozen seabed, and his vestiges are found hidden in a crate and the other tucked away on a high ledge. But he did have something to hold onto. He mentions his "home" repeatedly, which would be his Crypt. I'd guess from being a punching-bag to other revenants, he didn't fit in or have anywhere to stay. As a Successor, he'd have a Crypt - a home. But lacking willpower, he failed his role. A crypt is barely formed, with few thorn-like objects nearby. Even Nicola's crypt is more substantial. When we see Jack kill him, to take his 'home' away, he's even still in a human shape; he hasn't been a Successor long enough to transform. Even Eva partially transformed in the short time the player is separated from her (though the speed of her transformation may be linked to her role as a temporary vessel and Mido's meddling). There isn't much about this character, as there isn't much to say. But the above is what I could find, and what I could infer.

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