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— Xander Shakadera, Beyblade Burst

Alexander "Xander" Shakadera, known as Kaiza Shakuenji (灼炎寺カイザ, Shakuenji Kaiza) or just Xhaka (シャカ, Shaka) in Japan, is a recurring character who appears in the anime and manga series, Beyblade Burst. He is a member of the Supreme Four, as well as the leader and founder of his own team, the Sword Flames. He was formerly a member of the Big Five. He is currently the leader for SB Rios, and leads them through the World League. He returns in the Superking manga as a legendary blader, and later in the QuadStrike anime with his new Beyblade, Xiphoid Xcalius Xanthus-Q Xtend+-Q+Sword-1.


Xander is very tall (reaching about 6 ft) and has red-orange spiked hair, triangular 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, a red fur-trim vest which has a brown belt-type fastener at the bottom over it, 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).

In Turbo, Xander now wears a red, fur-trim vest with a brown border, a brown belt with a silver buckle adorned with an "X", brown pants with a yellow stripe on each side, and black boots with a red border and yellow wraps at the ankle area. He still wears his same black top. The fur trim is visibly enlarged and resembles a fur-coat collar.

In QuadStrike, Xander still wears a similar black top and now has a red fur-trim vest with a sienna-colored button, brown pants with two red stripes on the bottom, a sienna-colored belt with a silver-and-yellow buckle, and black shoes. In addition, he also wears a gold "X" pendant and a sienna-colored bracelet with a red stripe in the middle.


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 humour 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, as shown when he accidentally knocked Valt over when trying to give him a fist bump and broke the door to SB Rios' dojo.



Beyblade Burst (anime)

Beyblade Burst (manga)

Hizashi Brothers Arc

Xander made his debut in a bonus manga featuring all the members from the Legendary Bladers. He would later reappear again to attend a meeting hosted by the wbba. about Lain Valhalla's growing strength and Free's defeat which shocked everyone who attended the meeting.


Launch Styles

  • Control Side: Xander places the sword winder on the control side allowing Xcalius to have a more controlled spin.
  • Power Side: Xander places the sword winder on the power side allowing Xcalius to spin at a faster speed and gain more power.
  • Speed Mode: Xander places the sword winder in the speed setting of the SpeedPower launcher allowing Xcalius to have a more controlled spin.
  • Power Mode: Xander places the sword winder in the power setting of the SpeedPower launcher allowing Xcalius to spin at a faster speed and gain more power.

Special Moves

  • 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: For Xeno Xcalius, the layer shifts its sword-tip point to align perfectly with the tip on the Magnum Disc, increasing its striking power two fold against the opposing Beyblade. For Surge and Breaker Xcalius, the metal sword on the layer allows it to deal its two-fold striking power against the opposing Beyblade.
  • Triple Saber: Surge Xcalius 1 Iron 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. It more powerful than Dual Sabers and it's similar how they shift the position to align the layer and Disc. With Breaker Xcalius, Xavier puts Breaker Xcalius in Breaker Mode making the sword on the layer to extend out, making it longer. While in Breaker Mode, Breaker Xcalius' does much more damage with it's powerful long sword, but with a cost. It's center of gravity will become off balance, resulting in the bey having less stamina, with the potential of floor scraping.
  • Penta Saber: By inserting a Dagger Frame on the 1' Forge Disc, Xcalius' alignment of the 1' Forge Disc, with the frame, and the edge on the Sword Performance Tip creates a 5-point attack, dealing even more damage than Tetra Saber.
  • Xiphoid Saber: In Balance Mode, Xcalius strikes its opponent with the Xiphoid Blade's sword tip, causing massive damage to the opponent.
  • Dual Xiphoid Saber: After obtaining the Sword Armor Tip, Xcalius strikes its opponent with the Xiphoid Blade's sword tip, but thanks to the extra attack power given from the Armor Tip, Xcalius causes even more damage to the opponent than that of Xiphoid Saber.



Beyblade Burst
Opponent Episode Result
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
Opponent Episode Result
97 Bladers 25 Win
Javier, Carlos Thunder, and Ana Mark 25 Win (6-0)
Wakiya Murasaki 27 Win (2-0)
Silas Karlisle 29-30 Win (2-1)
Valt Aoi 32 Lose (1-2)
Shu Kurenai/Red Eye 33 Lose (0-2)
Silas Karlisle 42 Lose (1-2)
Ren Wu Sun 43 Win (2-1)
Lui Shirosagi 44 Lose (0-2)
Free De La Hoya 45 Lose (0-2)
Joshua Burns 46 Win (2-0)
Beyblade Burst Turbo
Opponent Episode Result
Xavier Bogard 17 Lose (0-2, flashback)
Aiger Akabane 27 Draw
Beyblade Burst QuadStrike
Opponent Episode Result
300 Unnamed Bladers 08 Win
Bel Daizora and Pri Forsythe 08 Win (4-0)
Pri Forsythe 08 Win (3-0)
Ranzo Kiyama 09 Win (2-0)
Pri Forsythe 09 Win (2-1)
Bel Daizora 10 Win (2-1)
Valt Aoi 10 Lose (0-2)


Valt Arc
Opponent Chapter Result
Unknown Blader 06 Win (2-0)
Valt Aoi 08 Win (2-0)
Gantetsu Kijima Special 01 Win (2-1)
Orochi Ginba 15 Win
Valt Aoi 15-17 Lose (2-4)

Official Descriptions

Beyblade Burst

Trained in martial arts from a young age by his family, Xander is an extremely strong Blader with incredible discipline. He is the generous and kind leader of the Swordflames Beyblade Club, and a member of the Supreme Four. He is a respected competitor who is confident in his abilities as both a Blader and a leader.

Beyblade Burst Evolution

Generous and kind, Xander has a larger-than-life personality and is admired by all. To further his training, Xander journeys to Brazil where he joins the SB Rios and, soon enough, finds himself a member of the Big 5.

Beyblade Burst QuadStrike

At first glance, Xander Shakadera may look like he’s got the super chill older-brother vibe on lock: big laugh, easy-going, disciplined, conscientious. Not to mention, he’s the heir to an ancient martial arts clan. In battle though, any laid-back nature evaporates as Xander overwhelms friends and foes alike with sheer power.

Manga Appearances

Valt Arc


Valt Aoi

Xander has been shown with Valt and Shu during their childhood. Xander is one of Valt's closest friends. It's clear that Xander sees Valt as a great and worthy blader, 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. He also notices that Genesis Valtryek isn't done evolving after the battle with SB Rios and BC Sol.

Shu Kurenai

Shu was also a very good friend of Xander's since they were children. He even temporarily helped Shu with his shoulder injury.

Toko Aoi and Nika Aoi

Xander has a lot of respect for Toko and Nika; he even acts as a big brother figure to them. In Xander's debut, he stopped Nika from falling when she tripped.

Yugo Nansui

Yugo is one of Xander's most loyal friends, acting as his second-in-command. Xander sometimes has to cool down his hot-headed friend.

Ukio Kibuki

Ukio gets along well with Xander, despite being polar opposites (Ukio is often quiet and submissive while Xander is loud and spontaneous), and they both treat each other fairly.

Quon Limon

Quon is one of Xander’s best friends and a skating legend. Quon was also the only one who could give Xander a real 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 was ecstatic when Quon decided to come back.

Ren Wu Sun

Xander and Ren Wu were rivals and they used to battle each other in martial arts tournaments. Later Ren Wu attacked him when he first appeared in SB Rios's dojo. After Xander completes the 100 Blader test, Ren Wu, as well as the other members, grows to respect him.

Xavier Bogard

Xander first met Xavier while he was looking for a sword. When Xavier found the sword, Xander offered to train him. In the process, Xander and Xavier created Breaker Xcalius. Xavier also stated that he would be honored to name his bey after Xander's. Eventually, Xavier became strong enough to beat Xander's Surge Xcalius.


  • "Uncertainty is kind of a given."
  • "Mind if I drop in?"
  • "You're not tired, are ya?"-to Rantaro, while going to the Sword Flames dojo.
  • "I wish I could pull off that cape." - To Rantaro
  • "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 at an angle I'd never anticipated."
  • "Bro, kinda obvious my first name's Alexander. Not exactly a stretch of the imagination."
  • "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 abnormally loudly* "You can always count on Valt for a good laugh!"
  • "Aw man, I did it again." - after breaking a door
  • "Come on, Valt! HOW COULD YOU LET ME DOWN?!" - Xander to Valt after his loss against Ren Wu
  • “Save it for the match.”-to Valt during his 100 Blader test
  • "Valt! You schooled me again!"
  • "What's this? Valtryek's still not done evolving?"
  • "Xavier, enough with the formalities. Just call me Xander."
  • "AAAAH! Fangirls! Gotta Run!"


For a full gallery of images of Xander, see Xander Shakadera/Gallery.


  • In Evolution, his ranking before the international blader's Cup was number 4 which made him ranked 4th in the world, however, after the International Blader's Cup, his ranking dropped to number 8, making him ranked 8th in the world at that time.
  • According to Hiro Morita on his Twitter page, Xander is the only character to undergo a change in expression between the anime and manga.
  • According to the Surge manga, Xander's S-tier blader rank is number 10, making him ranked 10th blader in the world.
  • At the time of season 1's manga, Xander was 186 cm tall.[2] In Surge's manga, it was revealed that he was now 195 cm tall and his weight was 100 kg.
  • His Japanese name "Kaiza" is the 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 their evolved bey: Surge Xcalius; the others being Daigo Kurogami and Krusher Doomscizor.
    • He is also one of the twelve characters in Beyblade Burst Evolution whose initials are the same as his evolved bey.
  • 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.
  • Xander and Valt are currently the only two Bladers in Beyblade Burst who are/were the leaders of two teams.
  • Due to the fact that he was only 11 years old at the time of his debut despite looking like a fully grown adult, he is the youngest role that Rikiya Koyama ever got.
  • As implied in Episode 15 in Burst, Xander seems to know acupuncture as he temporarily helped Shu with his injury.
    • He may have learned this from his grandfather, who knows all about acupuncture.
  • Xander's zodiac is Aries.
  • Xander is the first Beyblade Burst character to destroy a launcher.
  • In the manga, Xander is the first Beyblade Burst character to destroy a Bey.