- "たとえ至高の存在が相手でも この翼で守り抜かせてもらう――！"
Be that our enemies are of the supremecy, let these "wings" protect those we deem dear.
- —Gaius's intro quote, Trails of Cold Steel III
"As long as there is guidance from the wind and Aidios… I don’t mind suffering."
By Aidios and guidance of the wind, pray that we shall see forth
Gaius Worzel is one of the main characters of the Cold Steel trilogy of the Trails Series. A young nomad from the Nord Highlands, he enrolled into Thors Military Academy as a foreign exchange student to better understand the world, and ends up joining Class VII.
Gaius is a nomad of the Nord Highlands with wavy brown hair tied into a short ponytail, tan skin and light blue eyes. A calm and collected character who can discern the true nature of things without prejudice. His personality without any sense of discrimination, leads him to be heavily relied on by the members of Class VII.
In Trails of Cold Steel, he wears the standard Class VII crimson uniform, in a similar alternative style to Elliot. His sleeves are kept rolled and wears sandals instead of shoes because of his homeland cultures. He also sports his own pants like every other character.
In Trails of Cold Steel II, Gaius's civil war outfit consists of a lined pattern long-sleeve shirt with the sleeves folded. Overtop is a dark crimson belted vest where his black trousers are overlayed with pants sleeves chained to his belt. He switched his sandals for normal shoes
In Trails of Cold Steel III, he sports a more traditional fashion of a nomadic soldier. Replacing his crimson vest is a long dark crimson overcoat with white pants, boots and open-fingered gloves.
Gaius is a very respectable and kind character. Because of these character traits, he is respected by all of his Class VII classmates and is the least to end up in arguments. His mature personality allows him to make quick friends with the likes of Rean and Elliot, as well as his female classmates. In battle, Gaius can become fierce when it comes to protecting his friends.
Descended from the Nord Highlands located northeast in the Empire, Gaius Worzel is a young man of its nomadic people who have strong faith in the wind and Aidios. Upon rescuing a well-known general, the young Gaius was advised by the general to attend the Empire's prestigious military academy to expand his horizon as gratitude. To protect his hometown and to broaden his own perspective, he entered the Academy with the general's recommendation where he ended up into Class VII as an exchange student. Overtime with Rean and friends, Gaius felt the new breezes circulating around him where he eventually can call the Empire and Class VII his second hometown.
After the Erebonian Civil War and graduating from Thors, Gaius returned to his homeland where he promised to reunite with Rean and the others again. As time passed, he senses a new danger approaching from the sporadic war against the Republic Army of Calvard prior their defeat in Crossbell. To prevent another war happening again between Calvard and Erebonia, Gaius kept a watchful eye on the Nord people for their safety, hence contact between him and the original Class VII members remains impossible for the time being.
|Year 1, Class VII, Art Club|
|A tall exchange student. Soft-spoken, but has a strong sense of integrity. Can be relied on when it counts.|
|Homeland||Gaius' homeland, the Nord Highlands, is where Emperor Dreichels rose his army during the War of the Lions.|
|Resolve||Gaius chose to enroll at the academy to learn more about the outside world and better protect his homeland.|
|Painter||Gaius was painting the scenery of the Nord Highlands, hoping to return there with his class one day.|
|Year 1, Class VII, Art Club|
|An exchange student from the Nord Highlands. Reliable and always calm, he sees the Empire as his second home.|
|Resolve||He resolves to leave Nord behind in order to protect his second home of Erebonia, but swears to return again.|
|Warriors of Nord||Gaius quietly wishes to fight on the same level as his father and Brigadier General Bardias one day.|
|Teachings of a Priest||He learned a lot from an elderly priest who often came to Nord to hold classes there.|
- He joins the Arts Club in the Academy.
- He is the second dark-skinned Trails character to appear since Scherazard Harvey.
- He is the eldest of the four siblings in his family.
- His bonding trophy in Trails of Cold Steel is called "Wind Beneath My Wings".
- His bonding trophy in Trails of Cold Steel II is called "Winderlust".