Character scent: Dune pour homme
- Found the full name at Sky on the Water.
"Dry and hot like the desert. Passionate, elegant, yet also with the unbearable heat of the summer..." - Translated by ChibiAIDA.
In the game Krelian says he used to be feared, maybe even reviled, for his intense anger and violent outbursts of emotion. The Perfect Works tells us he was an orphan from birth, and his first "career" involved murdering people at the king's command. He didn't know how to release his feelings without hurting someone else until Sophia came into his life and introduced him to books.
Krelian is a man very well acquainted with his emotions. This makes his transformation in Solaris all the more amazing. He went from extreme intensity and passion to a cold, emotionless (so he claims) void. Perhaps five hundred years can work miracles, but I'm sure there's more to it than that.
His personality, because of its intense nature, set him up for his fall before he ever met Sophia. We don't really know what kind of a person he was before he joined her, but he obviously didn't pull any punches when it came to his rage. He seems like the type to throw himself wholeheartedly into anything he dedicates himself to - a vow of loyalty, an oath to create God, or love for another person. He fell in love with Sophia so completely that to this day he still believes he loves her, and that everything he does is for her. That's dedication, even if it is misguided.
Is it unbearable? Passionate? I think so.
I don't think Krelian was a faithful man - not as much as the others in Sophia's service. He may have had some faith in God, but he was there to serve her, not her deity. His faith broke when she died, while one thinks a truly faithful person would find an explanation in God's plan for such a tragedy, and try to live on. In his anger and betrayal, he made his vow to create god - and he did it.
He denies his emotion, but it's still there beneath the surface. He lets it slip out once or twice, and the Ministry doesn't miss the chance to taunt him about it. But his extraordinary achievements can be traced back to his love for Sophia, and that tells me he is still a slave to his passions.
I don't know if this is the comparison the Perfect Works made, but this is what I think about him.