Xeaphon (character)

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Commander Xeaphon XVIII
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Xeaphon in his office at NETDOF.
First appearance Cool Barbie IV - The Uprising (2009)
Last appearance Cool Barbie XIV - The Invasion of the Eagle (2017)
Portrayed by HIM Emperor Jonathan I

Commander Xeaphon XVIII is a fictional character played by Emperor Jonathan I of Austenasia in the Austenasian Television Productions series Cool Barbie.

Descended from Lord Xeaphon VII, a medieval mage of the same name, Xeaphon XVIII is the Guardian of the community of sentient toys which live at his house (known as "Xeaphon VII's Land of Plenty" by the toys), responsible for their protection and government. He is also an officer in NETDOF, a human military organisation which defends Earth from extraterrestrial threats.

The character of Xeaphon - along with the majority of the world in which Cool Barbie is set - is derived from a fictional world imagined by the now Jonathan I and his sister Crown Princess Caroline in childhood games played from 2001 onwards.

Appearances

Xeaphon's first on-screen appearance is in CB.IV (2009). He first appears in the background during the introduction to the episode, helping his father Ken the Elder to force out a burglar who has broken into the Land. Later on, at the end of the episode, he arrives with his sister Moonita to successfully reassert the control of his family over the Land and force a second burglar out of the house, foiling the attempt of rogue doll prince Colin to take over the Land.

Xeaphon next appears at the end of CB.VII (2012), chairing a meeting to resolve the conflict that had arisen during that episode between the Land's toy government and a group of protesters. He afterwards confides to the Chancellor that he is concerned about their ability to deal with Colin's expected upcoming attack.

This attack takes place during CB.VIII (2014), as a Uranian invasion of Earth allows Colin's forces to take over the Land with the support of Wisealise, an alien who Xeaphon reveals is an old enemy he has fought against before. Despite the best effort of Xeaphon and his family, Wisealise and Colin are able to temporarily take over the Land, and are only defeated due to the efforts of Moonita and Corporal Barbie. Moonita and Corporal Barbie interfere with an alien weapon charged with powerful magic in order to foil Wisealise's plan, and in doing so find they have switched bodies. The episode ends with Xeaphon realising that due to the powerful explosion of magic, the body-swap is likely to be permanent.

In the Moonita and Xeaphon minisodes (2015), Xeaphon crowns Moonita - now in the body of Corporal Barbie - as the new Queen of the toys. He is then given the Staff of Forest Elves, one of the most powerful magical items in the world, by a group of elves who want him to use it to ensure that (unlike Wisealise) nobody will ever again be able to come close to freeing the powerful spirit beings - the Titans - magically imprisoned beneath the garden of the Land. However, what Xeaphon primarily sees in his acquisition of the Staff is the potential to learn magic powerful enough to reverse the body-swap between his sister and Corporal Barbie.

In CB.IX (2015), Xeaphon deals with the arrival on Earth both of an alien Mysteron and one of Colin's elite soldiers, who end up killing each other, but not before NETDOF is warned of an imminent attack on the Solar System by Wisealise's species, the Scourge. This invasion takes place during CB.X (2016), during which Xeaphon helps arrange the successful defence of Earth and of the Solar System as a whole along with Uranian alien Bubbles, the Elven Emperor, and Corporal Barbie (still in Moonita's body).

Xeaphon next appears in CB.XII (2017). In the previous episode, it had been revealed (but not seen on-screen) that he had attempted to use the magic of the Staff of Forest Elves to reverse the body-swap, successfully restoring Corporal Barbie to her body but resulting in Moonita entering a comatose state from which it is unsure when she will wake up. In CB.XII, Xeaphon is telephoned by the Doll Senate and informed that Colin has freed Kronos, the most powerful of the Titans, and that the Staff of Forest Elves is needed to re-imprison him. Xeaphon informs the Senate that Moonita has passed away in hospital, and later arrives at the Land disheveled and clearly upset, losing his temper at Corporal Barbie when she suggests executing Colin after Xeaphon defeats him and Kronos.

The most recent appearance of Xeaphon has been in CB.XIII and CB.XIV (2017). He unsuccessfully tries to track down a mysterious creature which has assassinated members of the toy government, and is then locked in a room with Corporal Barbie by the assassin's master, the Eagle, when the latter arrives with his army to take over the Land and free Colin. Colin drains the magical power of the Eagle, which together with that which he gains or has gained from other sources is enough for him to free, defeat, and possess Kronos. The amalgamation of all this magical power makes Colin the most powerful being in the world, and Xeaphon and Corporal Barbie remain locked away as Colin - now having renamed himself Dominus - announces that he will commence a conquest of Earth.

Xeaphon will appear in the final episode of Cool Barbie, The Final Battle.


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