The Zail Family (mistranslated in some versions as Jile or Gile) or simply, the Zails, is an aristocratic human clan originating from the the Innovation Empire that has since become an influential Knight dynasty. Members of the family are expected to at least achieve Knighthood. Within the Knight Order, the Zails hold key positions of power. Though not hereditary, it is implied that the executive seat as Chief of the Central Order have always been occupied by a Zail.
The Zail Family traces its lineage from the Homunculi and are therefore the direct result of the Human Isolation Project which was initiated to break all bonds and resemblance with the "imperfect" original human DNA of Earth. An individual carrying the Zail name is a confirmed descendant of the Homunculi and are bestowed with superhuman enhancements and abilities inherent in their genes. There is an obsession within the current Zail Family to preserve the purity of their genetic makeup, and thus their bloodline connection to the perfect Homunculi, through selective breeding. Members are then engaged in planned marriages within the family or other compatible partners that can contribute a superior generation to the Zail Family. Until the dissolution of the AE in CC 433, the Leonhard Family enjoyed a close relationship with the Zails and members often inter-married for political and genetic purposes.
Aligning with the Innovation Empire's vision to create the 'Perfect Paradise', the creation of the homunculi was the peak of the civilization's technological advancement. Headed by Emperor Miranda who was in turn created from the Human Isolation Project's non-human procreation information, the final stages yielded 'perfect humans' deviant from Earth DNA imperfections that was very much despised. The First Earth Strike program went as far to destroy the Earth in an effort to wipe out all remnants of the flawed genome. Contraception was made mandatory to preserve gene purity and refinement.
The excellence of the Innovation Empire in genetic engineering, bio-technology and nano-technology were the Homunculus; and the ten perfect Homunculi God-Kings were given the name, Zail. Born to be rulers, these ten "Perfect Humans" were the pillars of the Zail Family before the Great War. Aside from the God-Kings, another objectionably created entity of the Empire was an incomplete eleventh homunculus, EVE-0. Made from detested enemy bio-technology to counter the immediate threat of the Beasts, she was gracelessly allowed to have the Zail name after proving herself to be the only resistance to the Beasts' overwhelming forces.
With the fall of the Innovation Empire at the hands of the AGs, and not many to hold true to the Empire's 'ideal' ways, the Zail bloodline was diluted over the ages. With just five homunculi God-Kings possibly surviving the Great War, descendants with the pure royal lineage are a rarity. Although Eve Zail is said to the only original Zail with an offspring, Sion Zail is her direct descendant. The Zail Family serving the Knights Order as of today, have homunculus blood in them. Due to the dilution of the Zail blood and the difficulty of its genetic cryptic code to be passed down, it isn't easy to have a child in the Zail Family.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Members of the Zail Family notably possess the ability to manipulate forces within a given field. So far, this power manifested as control over gravity and electromagnetism. Besides this ability, the physical bodies of the Zails are greatly enhanced with heightened senses, strength, endurance, durability, and recovery. They can also survive in vacuum conditions such as outer space even without having to wear special suits. It was also revealed that they have some sort of inherent life support although it is unknown if this is an artificial device traditionally implanted or an organ developed from the family's unique evolution/genetic exploits.
The Zail Family is known to be very wealthy and influential. They own and govern their own colonies. The Zails also have their personal military and R&D facilities.
It was shown that the Zails control a substantial fraction of Planet Arin.
The known members of the Zail Family are the following, classified by lineage:
- Tobal branch