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Alexander "Xander" Shakadera (Kaiza Xhakuenji, 灼炎寺カイザ; Shakuenji Kaiza), also known as Xhaka (シャカ, Shaka) in the Japanese version, is a recurring character who appears in the anime and manga series, Beyblade Burst. He is a member of the Supreme Four and Big Five, as well as the leader and founder of his own team, the Sword Flames. His Beyblade is Xcalius X3 1 Iron. He currently is the leader for SB Rios, and leads them through the World League.
Xander is very tall, reaching 186 cm (about 6'1"ft) and has red orange spiked hair, all pointed teeth and red eyes. He also has a muscular build due to his martial arts background. His regular attire consists of a tight black top which exposes his midriff, with a red fur-trim vest which has a belt-type fastener at the bottom over it. He wears brown pants with two red stripes at the ends of each leg, a yellow belt, and black gauntlets over his arms.
Despite having the appearance of a fully grown adult, he is actually only 11 years old, the same age as Valt and Shu (evidenced by the fact that they were all in kindergarten together).
Xander is very bombastic and cheerful. He trains hard, and is a big eater. In a way, he's quite similar to Valt. He expresses his fighting spirit through laughter, but is shown to abandon even this in the face of the most serious of battles and situations. He is known to have a good sense of humor and usually looks at the bright side of things.
Although his intimidating appearance may say otherwise, Xander is actually very kind and gentle, given how he let Toko and Nika ride on his shoulders as he carried them up to his grandfather's dojo and through the crowd before Shu and Valt's battle.
Being the leader of his own team, the Sword Flames, Xander has demonstrated good leadership skills, as he always praises his friends and rivals for giving it their all in battle, regardless if they win or lose.
Xander sometimes forgets how strong he is, shown when he accidentally knocked Valt over when trying to give him a fist bump, and broke the door to SB Rios' dojo.
- Xcalius Force Xtreme: Xander's Beyblade in the manga.
- Xcalius X2 Magnum Impact: Xander's primary Beyblade in Beyblade: Burst.
- Xcalius X3 1 Iron: Xander's primary Beyblade in Beyblade Burst: Evolution.
- Saber Strike: This technique uses Xcalius' sword to attack the opponent by locking opponents down and hitting them with its sword for serious damage.
- Dual Sabers: Xcalius shifts its position twice to align its sword perfectly with the Magnum Forge Disc, for two-point extra powerful attacks.
- Triple Saber: Surge Xcalius shifts its position twice to line up the two metal swords with the point on the 1 Forge Disc, for a three-point ultimate attack.
Xander has been shown with Valt and Shu during their childhood. Xander is also one of the closest friends of Valt. It's clear that Xander sees Valt as a great and worthy Beyblader, which was evident when he told Quon that one battle with Valt would change the way a person sees a Beyblade. During the tournament, Xander was a bit nervous for their next battle in tournament and when Quon asked him what's the matter; Xander said that it's the next battle with Valt which he was nervous for as he was meditating.
Shu was also a very good friend of Xander's since they were children. He even temporary helped Shu with his shoulder injury.
Yugo is one of Xander's most loyal friends, acting as his second-in-command.
Ukyo gets along well with Xander, in spite of them being polar opposites (Ukyo is often quiet and submissive while Xander is loud and spontaneous) and they both treat each other fairly.
Quon was one of Xander’s best friends. Quon was also the only one who could give Xander a match in his dojo. One day, Quon decided to leave the dojo in order to train and become powerful enough to give him a real battle.
Xander and Ren Wu were rivals and they used to battle each other in martial arts tournaments.
- "Uncertainty is kind of a given."
- "Mind if I drop in?"
- "I wish I could pull off that cape."
- "Oh, you bet he is. One battle with him, and you'll never look at a bey the same way again." - Xander telling Quon about Valt
- "It's all making sense now. Valt must be turning the city upside down looking for it."
- "Valt's the wild card in this competition. Come to think of it, he always has been. I know I've won most of the battles we've had, but every once in a while he takes me by surprise, attacking me with an angle I'd never anticipated."
- "Whoa, dude. Need a time-out?"
- "Well, ain't that the truth?"
- "You know what this means, don't you? Now you gotta try and defeat all of the Supreme Four."
- "Dig deeper, Valt. I know you've got what it takes to crush him."
- "Dude! He's an old friend. I didn't mean he's "old".
- "Well, that's one way to rattle his cage."
- "You're just fanning the flames to my fire."
- *laughs* "You can always count on Valt for a good laugh!"
- "Aw man, I did it again." -after breaking a door
|Beyblade Burst (anime)|
|Valt Aoi||16-17||Win (3-0)|
|Rantaro Kiyama||17||Win (2-0)|
|Ken Midori||21||Win (2-0)|
|Valt Aoi||21||Win (4-1)|
|Quon Limon||29||Unknown (flashback)|
|Unknown Blader||30||Win (2-0)|
|Wakiya Murasaki||33||Win (2-0)|
|Katana Sakaki||43||Win (2-0)|
|Unknown Blader||44||Win (2-0)|
|Valt Aoi||46||Lose (2-4)|
|Beyblade Burst Evolution (anime)|
|Javier, Carlos Thunder, and Ana Mark||25||Win (6-0)|
|Wakiya Murasaki||27||Win (2-0)|
|Valt Aoi||32||Lose (1-2)|
|Beyblade Burst (manga)|
|Valt Aoi||08||Win (2-0)|
- Beyblade Burst
- Beyblade Burst Evolution
- Burst Finish!
- According to Hiro Morita on his Twitter page, Xander is the only character to undergo a change in expression between the anime and manga.
- His Japanese name "Kaiza" is Japanese pronunciation of "Kaiser".
- Xander could be seen as the Burst counterpart to Dashan Wang, due to the fact that both are the leaders of their respective teams and are highly trained in martial arts.
- Xander is the second character from the first Burst season to have the same initials as his evolved bey: Surge Xcalius; the other being Daigo Kurogami and Krusher Doomscizor.
- Xander's dialogue in the 25th episode of Beyblade Burst Evolution implies that he has accidentally broken several doors in the past, just as he did to the door of the SB Rios club.
- Due to the fact that he is only 11 years old despite looking like fully grown adult, makes him the youngest role that Rikiya Koyama got.
- Implied in Episode 15 in Burst, Xander seems to know acupuncture as he temporarily helped Shu with his injury.
- His birthday is April 2.