[Who's XANA?] [XANA on Earth] [XANA on Lyoko] [XANA in Evolution]
Attacks of XANA : The complete !
I. Who's XANA ?
An elementary question for the serie, for which we waited a long time before knowing the answer... and we don't get the absolute certitude yet!
It's a domain well nebulous on which this page take you giving you a maximum of possible answers!
[The nature of XANA] [Relationships between XANA and the Supercomputers : from powerful to the death of the program] [Birth and development of XANA] [Name, appearence and symbolization of XANA] [The reflexion and the feelings of XANA... tremendous madness or superior intelligence?]
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[The nature of XANA]
"XANA ? What's that ?"
"A program hyper dangerous! A kind of virus which controls elecricity and which activates towers of Lyoko to get access to your world."
#00 XANA Awakens
Believing we begin with the most difficult on purpose! We had the answer of this answer only lately and number of hypothesis run :
- XANA was, for some fans, a computering virus which had infected the Supercomputer, making it crazy. The threaten could be come from the outside! This solution couldn't be viable, because it should a virus with an unsuspected powerful to be able to infect a machine as complex as the Supercomputer and use it this way! Even supposing that can be possible, nothing could explain that the virus decides to use the machine to destroy the world, neither it understands all the functionalities od the Supercomputer!
- An other hypothesis, and it is this version that we find sometimes into the books about Code Lyoko, could be that XANA could be the Supercomputer itself! This theory confirms itself by some quotes of our heroes like the one of Jeremy in episode 26 "False Start" : "We are going to deactivate XANA, it tempts you?" or the one of Odd in the episode 22 "Routine" : "But why XANA would infect itself?".
We wouldn't know nevertheless the reasons for which this infernal machine would confine itself wanting to destroy the Earth and before all, how it could have access to the conscience!
- Some hypothesis can be more crazy and improbable, but we also could imagine that XANA was actually an other operator, like Jeremy, which was working on a different terminal (like in a second factory)...
Today these various fantasies were knocked down by the official version :
The answer of this question is however given in the episode 57 "Aelita"! I quote so Franz Hopper who explains to his daughter who is XANA :
"- A multi-agents program that I created... It accessed to the conscience and is searching now to eliminate us!"
This quote sweeps by the way the last theory like XANA is a program, but infected by a virus! XANA became free, without any intervention!
So it is a multi-agents program! It is able to win powerful by itself and the conscience taking made of it a dangerous program. To explain that, a little back to the sources is essential!
[Relationships between XANA and the Supercomputers : from powerful to death of the program]
"THE KEYS OF LYOKO... here is what XANA wants to steal in the memory of Aelita!"
"And what will it can do with that?"
"Escape from the Supercomputer... to master the world!
#52 The Key
From the powerful of XANA...
We now know that XANA is a program which acts on the Supercomputerof the heroes, then on other machines from the same type. It remains to question ourselves what bounds exist between them, and in which measure XANA controls it.
Like every program, XANA acts on a computer, but not the least one because it's the Supercomputer of Franz Hopper! XANA is so inevitablely bounded to Lyoko because one of the main functions of the Supercomputer is to generate the virtual world! So we have to notice that without generator of virtual world, a Supercomputer is useless to XANA (We can still imagine it using the notepad to write its memories... But well... ). It's for this reason that in all it gonna be infect, XANA will create a Replika : The virtual worlds don't give only a bridge to the real world to XANA, they give it also powerful.
It's not necessary to be a specialist of Code Lyoko to have an iea of the possibilities that XANA has on a virtual world. The one that we have the more examples is its ability to activate the towers on the Sectors and the one which permits t to create monsters, always more numerous! It's better to concentrate on the limits of the influence that XANA has on the virtual world and the Supercomputer in general!
As it was said, XANA made prisoner the real master of the virtual world : Franz Hopper. And we observe so that the abilities offered to XANA are not as vast as Franz Hopper's! The most flagrant example is Jeremy often talks about a secured part of the SUpercomputer in which he stocks his most important data like Aelita says in episode 51 "Revelation" : The vehicules, the powers, the materialization program of Aelita! It's even there that Jeremy will go to copy all the datas of Franz Hopper's diary, putting it out of sight of XANA, or quite (episode 31 "Mister Pück")!
The Return to the Past program is also inaccesible to XANA, even if bypass the forbidden is stil possible (episodes 22 "Routine" and 30 "A Great Day").
More, even if XANA knows how to activate the towers, Aelita can take the control with the Code Lyoko! As for Franz, better, he can take the control back without having to go there; He makes a fabulous demonstration in episode 51 "Revelation".
Until the episode 52, XANA doesn't seem to be an incontestable master! What was missing it? The keys of Lyoko maybe...
Fortunately for the heroes some areas of the Supercomputer are secured! Because on Lyoko, we ask where XANA is not! If Jeremy is incapable to devirtualize the Lyoko warriors just in front of a tower, XANA virtualizes its monsters where it wants, when it wants!
Sometimes it modifies the surface Sectors as it pleases, like in the episode 43 "XANA's Kiss", in which it erases a bridge between two platforms of the Desert to isolate Alita!
On Carthage, it seems to control all the parameters (see the under part XANA on Lyoko)! Like Aelita says very well, for XANA, the Sector 5 : "This is its home, this is where it lives"! To illustrate all the importance of XANA on Lyoko, when it escapes of the Supercomputer, the whole virtual world dies... until Franz Hopper rises it!
Finally, the Code XANA even owns the power to destroy the surface Sectors!
Moreover, when XANA activates the towers, it can use the powerful of the Supercomputer to influence on the electrical networks and the computering network all around the world! As the Supercomputer wins powerful after every Return to the Past, XANA uses this win! Considering the 2500 Returns to the Past launched by Hopper and at least the good hundred trigged by Jeremy, we understand that XANA benefits of a power of action considerable.
Don't be confused, the Returns to the Past don't reinforce XANA in person bu the Supercomputer XANA uses! Nuance!
In conclusion, XANA is, with Hopper and Aelita, one the three big entities who control Lyoko! Beside the Supercomputer, its action range is more limited and Jeremy makes it obscurity! Nevertheless XANA owns always some advantages on its opponents, especially since the day where it evicted Hopper (without prevent his return in the episode 50 "Contact"). The virus will always find a way to acces datas it needs, the creation of Scyphozoa illustrates it!
As XANA is confined at the Supercomputer of Franz Hopper until its flight of the episode 52 "The Key", switch off it deactivates XANA, the same way than cut the power of your computer will immediately stop all activities on MSN and will disconnect you illico.
Though we learn from the episode 73 "Replika", XANA didn't escape "in the network". It instead moved through the network to go to new Supercomputers it infected.
The program has so known an evolution of status at two scales.
1. The bound it had with Lyoko is reduced because XANA deserted the Supercomputer only keeping a partial connection. This lost of power will be confirmed again when XANA will destroy Lyoko in episode 65 "Final Round" and Jeremy will recreate it in episode 66 "William Returns". The example illustrating the better this decline of XANA's power on Lyoko is the Sector 5. During season 3, so in the first phase of decline, XANA is still a little present, but its traps are less present and the defense is quite bad. When we see the armies that XANA can mobilize in season 2, we can supose it would destroy the herat with a smallest difficulty.
Since the moment where Jeremy recreates Lyoko, the Sector 5, source of the virtual world, doesn't belong to XANA. It's Jeremy who became the effective master, what is undisputable seen the actions he executes (like the detour of energy of episode 67 "Double Take").
2. Nevertheless XANA extended itself in the network and infected different Supercomputers. These machines powerless than the one of Hopper and we can consider that XANA makes them its. To exploit them, it uses their energy to conceive some virtual worlds and own towers. The bound that XANA maintains with the infected Supercomputers around the world is so similar to the one it maintains with the Supercomputer of Hopper from the episode 52. Nevertheless, the cut and the destruction of one of them simply deprive XANA of an access to their energy, instead of lock it inside. Finally, XANA gave up Lyoko and the Supercomputer of the factory on which it exercised a partial control to flee to new Supercomputers and create Replikas in big number. XANA has also win powerful : Indeed even it deserted from the most powerful Supercomputer (Remind that the Hopper's machine is the only one capable to generate a virtual world made of several Sectors and not one), it infected so many others less powerful that it widely won in exchange.
More, as it created them, the Replikas are entirely under XANA's domination. The only counterpower which can act there is Aelita who can use the Code Lyoko and deactivate a tower. The only way the heroes have to get rid of a Replika, it's the destruction of the machine which generates it.
About that, the heroes can be happy that XANA had used the main of energy of its Replikas to create its robots army, because an attack launched from the tower of a Replika was been particularly hard to counter, the heroes realize it in episode 83 "Hard Luck".
... to its final death.
Cut the Hopper's Supercomputer appeared like an efficient way to asleep XANA and end with it, assuring its definitive innocuity (if the machine wasn't turn on again). Destroy it could have been a way to the virus disappear.
When it run into the world network, the heroes only had a few solutions :
It should or destroy all the Supercomputers infected by the program or deactivate them.
The second method presenting the risk that someone put back these last in action, the heroes opted for the destruction in chain of the Supercomputers before realize that the task was too boring (I send you to the card of the episode 92 "Cold Sweat" in the Episode's Guide).
The method revealing impossible to execute to its terminus, Jeremy opted for an other way to end with the enemy program : Create an other multi-agents program with similar properties to XANA's, in particular the faculty to expand in the network.
That way, with the help of Franz Hopper, Jeremy and Aelita was able to execute this program, which, once lauched, infiltrated in every place where XANA was and made it disappear (Episode 94 "Fight to the Finish").
For those who like to believe that their favorite vilain is not dead, we can find a possibility to escape :
To survive, XANA should take refuge in one Supercomputer and cut its access to Internet and the network. That way, the multi-agents program of Jeremy shouldn't reach it. That's said : XANA could be back to a worst situation than its start point : prisoner and dependant of only one machine, and more, a machine with no access to the network and to a virtual world to prepare its attacks.
Concerning the strict context of the serie, the XANA's time is good and well ended.
[Birth and development of XANA]
"A multi-agents program that I created... It accessed to the conscience and is now looking for eliminating us!" #57 Aelita
Franz Hopper is so the creator of the multi-agents program that's XANA! This one see the day a little after Lyoko and was created by Franz Hopper to destroy the military program which the professor had, without know it, participated! It's with no doubt to this effect that Franz gave XANA the power to activate the towers etc. That rests a supposition because we can raise the next question : Would Hopper expect that XANA would have such a power on the virtual world ?
It's difficult to imagine XANA like a program submissive and wise but it's nevertheless what it should be at the beginning! But one of the features of the multi-agents programs is the one that permits them to win in powerful and that way in intelligence of themselves! In the case of XANA, the program is without contest the most powerful of the world because i became smart to reach the conscience!
As already said above, XANA doesn't reinforce itself thanks to the Return to the Past! It reinforces itself like the Jeremy's Marabounta, while the Returns to the Past reinforce the Supercomputer it's using! If the Returns to the Past have an effect on XANA, it comes from the fact that it increases its data base and permit it to not redo twice the same mistakes! It's certainly the 2546 Returns to the Past launched by Hopper which made easier the access to the conscience of XANA!
Jeremy offers us a particular example of a multi-agents program in the episode 36 "Marabounta"! The Marabounta is a program created by Jeremy. In one episode, we can see it win in enough intelligence to set free from its creator and refuse to be deactivated! In short it took its independance... XANA, well before, ended to do the same!
By a lack of chance, it happened in the time when Hopper had to run away on Lyoko with Aelita! Prisoner in spite of him of his own creation, he saw, quite powerless, XANA turn against him, trying to get rid of the Hopper family!
Even if it set free from Hopper, XANA remains a host of the Supercomputer, therefore, it was deactivated (like asleep) when Hopper turn off the machine from the inside... until that by chance, it trapped a new carrier! (Humph!)
When Jeremy turned on the Supercomputer, XANA went on its inevitable elevation in the scale of the intelligence! From the season 1, we see XANA make attacks more and more complex! We just have to compare the first attacks where XANA tries vulgarily to blow all, and the last where XANA pushes the perfidy to desolder the powerful friendship of the group, play with their feelings to divide them, make them more vulnerable, use them in short! To my eyes, its attacks are a part of the most brilliant and mean of the program! I can't prevent myself to quote the episode 43 "XANA's Kiss", in which XANA plays on the human jealousy to blow the group from the inside, but also the episode 49 "Franz Hopper" in which Jeremy make him eject of the group by a false Franz Hopper! More subtil than to take bulldozers to break everything or to create violent robots of 3 meters high (episode 6 "Cruel Dilemma" and 20 "The Robots")!
The objectives of XANA and their evolutions through the seasons are a perfect example of the rapid rise of the intelligence of the program!
In the season 1, its goal limits to kill the group and bother the humanity!
In the season 2, it's looking for putting itself in a safe place far from the Supercomputer by stealing the Aelita's memory!
In the season 3, it wishes to get rid of Lyoko to become untouchable!
In the 4th season, all the objectives of XANA go to recut. The heroes have rebuilt Lyoko, it's gonna sometimes try to destroy it again (Episode 74 "I'd Rather Not Talk About It"). The heroes want to destroy XANA, it's gonna try to protect itself defending its Replikas and its Supercomputers. And as it always do, XANA's gonna set about to the humanity fomenting a plot to take the power and slave the whole humanity.
[Name, appearence and symbolization of XANA]
"Look at his eyes! You see XANA's sign there ?! #64 Double Trouble
We ignore the origin of the name "XANA"! It was certainly give to the program by its creator Hopper, but who knows what inspired the scientist for a such name! Its exact spelling pose a problem. Xana is one of the possible spellings, in that case, it would be simply a proper name!
The most of the time, we find it written in capital like this : XANA, what let believe that the word is in reality an acronym! Rarely, it will spell like an acronym, what gives us this : X.A.N.A..
We don't find the answer in the serie because the name of the multi-agents program is never written anywhere, except when Aelita enters the code XANA in the interface of the Way Towers! Nevertheless, even if the code is typed in capital red, the code Lyoko is also entered in capital. So it's impossible to choose!
For those who think that XANA is an acronym, all the hypothesis are considered to penetrate the mystery of the name of the entity of our favorite vilain!
We find some french (ridiculous) scientific significations : "Xion Atarmatique Niloninformatique Achimecalculateur", like some more simples! One of the most widespread french interpretations is the recursive acronym (that means it's in the word an autoreference; the letter X in XANA would itself mean XANA) of : "Xana Attaque Nos Amis".
In the wings of the serie, we learn that XANA is in reality a derivative of "Xanadu"! What's Xanadu? Simply the name had Lyoko in the original project of "Garage Kids"!
The first caracteristic symbol of XANA is the color red. Often associated to the violence, on the virtual world, the activity of XANA shows up by red emanations. The most known of them is the halo of the towers, always red when XANA takes the control. When the heroes embark on the Skidbladnir, in the episode 71 "Maiden Voyage", they'll learn that where XANA works in the world network, the water which represents the energetic and data flux go from a quiet and deep blue to a bright red. It's also the color that takes the Ulrich's saber between the hands of a XANA warrior (Episode 70 "Skidbladnir" or Episode 90 "Wrong Exposure").
However, it's not its name or its color which symbolize the most XANA, the program has an emblem : the XANA's eye!
This eye is made of a disk in the middle surrounded with two circles. Four tongues occupy the outline of the most external circle : one longer than the others up and the three others shorter down equidistant the ones from the others. The middle one is a little larger!
Why such a symbol?
Again and always numerous hypothesis! We can suppose that the point (the retina of the eye) represents Carthage and the four tongues would be the surface sectors! The two circles could symbolize the two rings of the virtual world! On the other hand, we notice that the four tongues are not cruciform, although the surface sectors are arranged in cross! If the circles are the rings, why they're not outside of the symbol?
It's possible that XANA be represented by an eye for all the symbolic attached to it! The picture of the eye which controls, looks, knows everything!
We can quote multiple examples of this symbol of the omniscient eye : in the Bible we find the eye of the dead Abel who looks forever his brother Caïn, his murderer; the eye of "Big Brother" in the novel of Georges Orwell, title 1984 where Big Brother represents the only politic group which watch everything; or again the eye of Sauron in the Lord of the Rings of J.R.R. Tolkien, for the fans of heroïc fantasy!
Indeed, when we look at the globality of the episodes of Code Lyoko, XANA knows always all in all : the exact position of the heroes, the position of the objects which it wants to possess, which knows the existence of the Supercomputer and which doesn't know it; it even knows where to find a military truck carrying a nuclear battery, to quote a more specific example (episode 37 "Common Interest")!
The allegory of the eye sends directly back to this omniscience of the program!
To the omniscience adds the omnipresence! Indeed, as soon as XANA is involved in whatever it's like, the eye is never far. XANA is so more represented by its eye than its name written black on white. The tags "XANA" aren't on the agenda yet!
The eye is an undubitable proof of the XANA's activity. We find it on the screens of the infected electrical appliances, in the pupil of the xanafied people. When it's not the case, it's that XANA needs to hide its puppets from people, however from the moment the clone or the xanafied person reveals itself, the symbol shines strongly in its eyes! We can also see it flickers on the foreheads of the clones, like the one of Yumi in the episode 7 "Image Problem" or the polymorphic clone of the episode 43 "XANA's Kiss"...
XANA however arrives better and better to hide these unpredictable appareances of eyes. In the episode 66 "William Returns", when it sends William on Earth, the teenager acts totally normally and without revealing sign until he reaches his goal and kidnapps Aelita.
On Lyoko, this symbol is more present!
We know it especially as a weak point of the monsters! They all have a XANA's eye or several in the case of Bloks, which is their weak point : On the back or on the head, if a blow of the heroes reaches it, the destruction of the monster is assured (except maybe for Scyphozoa, which never has been reached in the eye). However even without take in count the monsters, the eye is a "decorative" symbol that we find everywhere in Lyoko, especially on the Sector 5!
We see it on the Transport Orb, on the both sides of the elevator, on the floor of the Arena. The two keys of Cathage have also an eye shape. To action it, the eye retina must be pressed, which cancels the countdown or opens the stairs to the Core Room! In the Surface Sectors, it is present on the floor of every tower!
The importance of this symbol is such that even the Supercomputer is full of it (the eye is maybe even the symbol of the machine than the one of XANA).
Lately, the emblem of XANA is drawn all over the cheast of the virtual envelopp of William, after he destroyed the Heart. That let suppose that William will become a sbire very important to the service of XANA and not a simple person xanafied by Scyphozoa.
It's well pretty to sign its misdeed by an eye, however it doesn't retain us to think about the appearence of XANA!
One of the recurrent questions is : Are we gonna see XANA someday ?
Knowing if we deal with XANA or not is tricky. At the time of banal attacks, the program is only generating some specters to put objects under its control! When it takes control of a human, the question extends! The xanafied person seems also to be under the XANA's control, without being XANA itself. In the episode 33 "Final Mix", we hear Jim saying when he settles in command of the Supercomputer : "At your orders, XANA", what he never said if XANA was entirely in him.
In the case of clones, cut off is harder! First of all, the heroes call out them by call them XANA (episode 43 "XANA's Kiss" et 49 "Franz Hopper"). Plus we note that the level of intelligence of clones follows XANA's...
In the truth, XANA appears only three times to our staggered eyes!
The first is in the episode 24 "Ghost Channel". XANA creates a replica of places of life of the heroes on Lyoko where it kept them prisoners without them knowing! In this world, each character was copied and Jeremy was played by XANA itself. The real Jeremy confirms that thesis by the line : "Do you prefer we leave Yumi, Odd and Ulrich alone to the XANA's mercy ? Think! If I'm here, in front of you, WHO is the other Jeremy ?"...
It"s also the only and unique time when XANA expresses itself with words employing the first person : "I will soon have no obstacles!"...
We see XANA again in the episode 52 "The Key" at the time of its escape from the Supercomputer! It's materialized by a giant specter which turns around the factory. Nevertheless, here, the funest swirl makes more symbol picture of the XANA's escape, because the enemy of the Lyoko warriors doesn't go to the sky, but in the network by electric cables.
Finally, a materialization of the XANA's character takes place in the penultimate episode, the 94 "Fight to the Finish". The specter of this episode, infiltrated inside William, disappears as the same time as the multi-agents program of Jeremy is exterminating all traces of its master in the world network. So it struggles out of William's body and takes a first humanoid appearence (a body with a head without face and a XANA's eye on the cheast), then the smokes take the appearence of a dying face before vanishing for ever, testifying that XANA or anyelse of its spectral extensions would not be seeing again.
On for seasons, the fact that the mean one appears only three times is really peculiar to Code Lyoko. We would certainly love to see XANA to be its own incarnation clearly, unfortunately the incarnation of Evil will stay just as a subject of fanfictions widely treated...
[The reflexion and the feelings of XANA... tremendous madness or superior intelligence?]
"Of course. XANA makes mistakes. What it knows about the real world is theoritical. (...) Its knowledge of the Human being is approximative!" #24 Ghost Channel
XANA is enigmatic by nature, as it is the only software program to have access to consciousness, it is a real work to decipher its reasoning!
First, the causes of its incessant desire to destroy the world. Several theories are competing! We will list them :
XANA is a program created by Hopper in order to destroy the "Carthage" military project. For this, it is possible that XANA is set a goal to exterminate all those who participated, which would explain so its rebellion against its own creator Hopper. This done, to kill all those affected directly or indirectly to the project, XANA found faster to end all humanity.
XANA, besides its goal of destruction of Carthage, is also a supporter of the Virtual World. Considering humans as a threat to him, its own conduct has driven it to kill humanity to protect Lyoko.
With increase of intelligence, it would be selfless of its mission of protection.
When it gained consciousness, XANA was afraid to be off at one time or another. To defend itself, so it attacked before being attacked. After Hopper put out of harm's way, it wanted to take care of all those who know the Supercomputer, because after all, it was the object of its first attack!
Later, it decided to get safe into network and protect itself by destroying Lyoko!
You can always take the theory of a possible "madness" which would hit XANA, giving murderous desires! A madness that could have been caused by a virus!
The most likely hypothesis is one that seems to hold true with the words of Hopper in episode 57 "Aelita" :
By accessing consciousness, XANA has succumbed to a primary desire : to be free, to govern others, to be the strongest! It is first of all turned against its master Hopper then tried to harm humanity!
As the series progresses, this hypothesis can be confirmed by various details. Of particular note XANA aspirations vis-à-vis humanity will live mutations. At the beginning of the struggles of the heroes, XANA aspired mostly exterminated humanity... Detonate a power plant, what's more straight? (Episode 2 "Seeing is believing").
In episode 93 "Down to Earth", the group is satisfied that XANA prepares around the globe an army of robots to reduce humanity to slavery. XANA passes from a bloody fool to a kind of dictator in power decided to rule the world. What will he do after having human subject, this question will not get, it, no answer...
While its objectives remain cryptic, reasoning of XANA evolves along with its intelligence! The same goes for its feelings...
The episodes have given us different evidence that XANA is capable of feelings. For emotions, it is less proven.
The program seems to take much more negative than positive feelings (of course it depends on the point of view good/evil that we have...). Despite its partial understanding of feelings, XANA seems to have enough trouble display and persons under its control have air showing only emptiness! Note that XANA has no qualms about sacrificing its monsters! We also note the lack of emotion on the lines of Jeremy xanafied in episode 31 "Mister Pück" as it prepares to electrocute Odd to death!
It is therefore by no means present XANA as a sadistic big notorious. While the puppets of the virus are austere, taciturn, although they seem to constantly irritated, growl and show a hateful look, but they do not take pleasure in hurting heroes. They act, their action stops there.
Clones and xanafied people will rather find satisfaction when their mission is completed! We see for example Nicolas laugh mightily in episode 35 "The Chips Are Down" or the clone of Jeremy wear a broad smile in episode 64 "Double Trouble".
XANA is capable of reaction quite human, because we see the false Hopper mock Jeremy in episode 49, saying sardonically to admit defeat! Even in episode 64 "Double Trouble", the clone of Jeremy showed a lot of irony in comparing itself to its original model. Obviously, during the episode 43 "XANA's Kiss", XANA the cunning will use jealousy to dissolve the group!
On Lyoko, monsters reflect some of the feelings experienced by XANA, such as hatred, but also disappointment (the Tarantula of episode 51 "Revelation" shows us leaving with a disappointed step from the tower which XANA regained control)!
The innovative feature that allows us to see a little more the alleged behavior if XANA was flesh and bone is William. Passing completely under the control of XANA, his face becomes a reflection of the emotions that take the program. This is the most total hatred when it fails to kill Hopper in episode 82 "Distant Memory" to the satisfaction of tricked Yumi in episode 76 "The Lake." I will note that XANA knows also enjoy the comical situation and mark an ironic point : In episode 86 "Canine Conundrum", when Aelita, pointing the XANA-warrior, commits the blunder of reach Odd and devirtualize him with a force field, William does not miss to congratulate her with a little "Well done, Aelita!".
XANA assimilates very hardly the positive values??! The episode 24 "Ghost Channel" is the best example because in this latter, it's XANA itself which think doing a perfect demonstration of the impossibility of the presence of Jeremy in the virtual world, as he is too scared to enter in the scanners! When the heroes replicate that he would do it by friendship towards them, XANA "runaway" shouting and repeating it does not make sense!
Jeremy sums up in one sentence : XANA's knowledge about humans is approximate and theoretical and therefore incomplete!
Yet, as his consciousness grows, XANA opens to more ideas. Although it is almost unrealistic to think it will ever be peace with the heroes, we realize that the virus adheres to certain values ??and it is in episode 36 "Marabounta" that we have the proof! Heroes and XANA unite to save Aelita and remove marabounta of Jeremy which invades Lyoko. After a fierce battle, they nevertheless succeed while the heroes were about to see XANA's monsters turn their story, they bowed in gratitude and run without adding anything!
Gratitude? Obligation to recognize? Thanks ephemeral?
XANA knows thank those who are helping it!
Moreover, it eventually also include the principle of love and friendship, as in episode 41 "Ultimatum", it sends an SMS to Jeremy to threaten him to execute Odd and Yumi.
On the one hand, it recognizes that in friendship, Jeremy would have to take a choice, the other by, if it doesn't kill Odd and Yumi immediately and it even lends them something to warm up, that proves that if Aelita was delivered on time, XANA would leave life to save its two prisoners, so it could place its word : new positive value allowed by the program!
Ironically, a lot of emotions are unknown to the program, like remorse! In addition, when XANA performs good psychological points, it's to use it inappropriately.
Manipulation is not misuse human feelings?
It is necessary to recognize, however, the exponential advances it makes ??in this field. Although from the creation of new Lyoko in episode 66, XANA won't use more polymorphic clone to handle, it will send William to Earth and make it on a normal behavior for a whole day to deceive the vigilance of Jeremy and make a kidnapping of Aelita (once will not hurt...). And on this point, it is indisputable that its xanafied behaves the same way as the true one. XANA has finally managed to create a perfect copy of the behavior of a human being. Perhaps it used of information contained in the virtual memory of William?
If XANA is not tender, it's also not evil, in reality it's just absolutely follow its objectives, which does not stop it having feelings and values... positive and negative...