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For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.

"As long as you have Skells, who needs food?"
– Alexa

Alexa (アクセナ, Akusena, Axena; English dub: /əˈlɛk.sə/) is a recruitable character in Xenoblade Chronicles X. She is an Outfitter. She worked in the development of new weapons for the Skells in the private military organization BLADE.


Alexa is a human with short red hair and red eyes. She has thick bangs parted to the left side, which leave only a small gap on her forehead.


Alexa has an extremely energetic and playful personality. She is obsessed with everything Skell related, to the point where she cares for them beyond viewing them as just resources, as if they were people. Despite this, she does care greatly for her human friends and wishes to keep them safe as well. However, her infatuation with the machines have led many to refer to her as the "Skell Nut".



If she is not in the party, Alexa can be found in front of the Outfitters Test Hangar in the Industrial District of New Los Angeles.


Alexa can be recruited after completing Weaponized. She is initially equipped with her own Bodywear and Legwear.

In battle

Alexa's Class is an Alternative Partisan Eagle. When she is first recruited, she is level 17 and rank 3. She wields a Javelin and an Assault Rifle. Her two Signature Arts are Maximum Voltage (Javelin) and Overclock (Assault Rifle). She pilots an Excavator Skell. She has three skill slots. Her class progression is as follows:

Rank Arts Skills
1 Arcing Horn
Furious Blast
2 Spiral Horn
3 Power Dive
4 Overclock
5 Overwhelm
6 Burst Grenade
7 Decoy Round Steel Flesh
8 Assault Hammer
9 Medic Free High Tension
10 Hair Trigger
11 Maximum Voltage Electric Boost
12 Raijin
13 Flash Grenade Quick Reload
14 Trident Buster Fortified Flesh
15 Gunforce TP Overdrive
16 Stellar Entry
17 Synchrony


The following heart-to-hearts between Alexa and Cross are:

Affinity Name Location When Reqs
Hyper Railgun! Integrated Production Plant Early morning
♥♥ Dragon's Maw! South of BLADE Tower Morning
♥♥♥ Strike Launcher! South of Deliverance Park Anytime Dog
♥♥♥♥ Meteor Launcher! North Founders St. Daytime
♥♥♥♥♥ Phoenix Wings! Hangar Anytime Rapid Misfire


Rapid Misfire Weaponized What the Skell?!
Rapid Misfire What the Skell?!

Affinity links


Main Story

Alexa makes a brief appearance in Chapter 12 when the entire BLADE organization is out to secure the Lifehold. As a member of Team Trishula, Alexa is assigned to clear the main team's approach and to defend their position once they are inside the Lifehold Core.


Main article: Alexa Special

While Alexa is not a real enemy, she pilots the Alexa Special Skell and must be battled at level 16 in the Outfitters Test Hangar during Weaponized. This fight is requested by Alexa in order to test a weapon prototype.


  • In the Japanese version, Alexa is one of the characters obtainable through DLC.


Battle dialogue

Drawing weapon Alexa in lead Alexa in party
Against enemy "I'm goin' in." "They don't stand a chance against you!"
Against a Tyrant "Time to crank it to eleven!" "Oh yeah, I'm fired up, baby!"
Against a large enemy "Oh yeah, I'm fired up, baby!" "Eheheh... At least we'll get some good data."
Against a higher-leveled enemy "Don't worry, we got this." "Don't worry, we got this."
In Skell- higher-leveled enemy "This is gonna put my skills to the test."
Status effects
Stagger "Woah, dizzy..."
Topple "Ow! Hey!"
Flinch "What the...?!"
Knockback "Damn! That packed a punch!"
Launch [Yell]
Stun "I can't... move...!"
Sleep "It's no use... I can't keep my eyes open!"
Control "My body won't... do what I say!"
An enemy notices the party "You wanna bring it?! Then bring it! Here comes bad news."
A large enemy notices the party "Don't suppose you'll let us just walk away?"
Very low HP "Crap... Where did I mess up..."
Incapacitated "No... not now..."
Reviving an ally "Hey, can you stand?"
Thanking "Thanks. You rock!"

"Thank you."
"I owe you one."

Accumulating 3000 TP "Oh yeah, I'm on fire now!"
Activating Overdrive (Ground gear) "I saved this just for you!"
Activating Overdrive (Skell) "Engaging Overdrive!!"
Overdrive counter hits 50 "Hah! You thought I was done?"
Overdrive counter hits 100 "Come on, come on..."
Entering Skell "Come on, baby. Give me all you got."
Exiting Skell "Good job. Let's do this again."
Skell's fuel runs low "Damn, I need to refuel!"
Skell's fuel runs out "Sorry, I'm out of fuel!"
An enemy joins the battle "Uh-oh. More company."
Soul Voice responses "Kid gloves are off!"

"Time to get pumped!"
"How do you like this?!"
"Sorry, I need this first!"
"I know. I won't let you down!"
"We're just getting started!"

Responding to battle commands "Okay."

"I'll see what I can do."

Leveling up "I'm one step closer to my dream!"
Winning a battle "It's sure nice having you around."

"Phew! Good riddance."
"Oh look, we're unstoppable!"
"Man, I feel like hopping into a skell and tearing up the countryside!"
"If I work at it I bet I could be the best pilot in NLA!"

Winning against a high level enemy "See what you're up against?"
Skell Art
Melee "Hah!"

"We're just getting started."
"How's this?"

Ranged "Gotcha!"

"You're mine!"

Missile "Locked onto target! Firing missiles!"
Debuff "Impairment field deployed! Concentrate your attacks!"
Buff "Enhancement field deployed! Now you'll learn what a Skell can do!"
Strong Melee "Melee mode, maximum force!!"
Strong Ranged "Ranged mode! Accuracy boost!!"

Soul Voices

  • "Now! Let's get in its face!"
  • "We can take 'em from behind! Use melee attacks!"
  • "I'm in bad shape...Someone fix me up!"
  • "Now we're talking! Close in and strike!"
  • "Guess what, tall stuff! Special delivery!"
  • "We can't just attack all the time. Use an aura!"
  • "Ha ha! Gotcha! Shoot 'em, hurry!"
  • "Your sacrifice won't be in vain, baby! Use your Overdrive!"
  • "Guns at the ready! Fire!"
  • "Man...I really need some heals."
  • "It's not over...Just one more hit..."
  • "Yes! Got it! Use melee attacks!"
  • "Get 'em! Let's take it in close!"
  • "Woo! Overdrive time! Follow me!"
  • "Oh crap! Patch me up before this gets ugly!"
  • "Crap, my fuel's low?! Can somebody give me a re-up?"

Post-battle dialogue

Party member
Male Cross (Heroic) Cross - "Fate dealt us these cards, so we have to play them!"

Alexa - "Hey it's a long road ahead but together we can do it."

Male Cross (Joker) Cross - "Everybody okay? Don't make me haul my butt home solo."

Alexa - "I'm all for going home but don't forget the spoils."

Male Cross (Rebel) Cross - "GOD! What is WITH this planet?"

Alexa - "Hey c'mon, every day's an adventure!"

Male Cross (Rookie) Cross - "Keep moving! We can reflect on our battles later."

Alexa - "Yea, what did they say? Live in the now!"

Male Cross (Studious) Cross - "Well... I apologize for losing my cool just then."

Alexa - "Why apologize? We got the job done right?"

Male Cross (Classic) Cross - "I know we're fighting for humanity, but this all feels so futile."

Alexa - "Hey now, that's no way for a BLADE to be thinking."

Male Cross (Warrior) Cross - "Men are like stones, smoothed by the tides of battle."

Alexa - "Wow that was deep. I should write that one down."

Female Cross (Heroic) Cross - "Another dawn to dusk work day? Sounds like fun to me!"

Alexa - "Got that right! I never give it less than a hundred p."

Female Cross (Joker) Cross - "Meh, I'm BUSHED! Did I do all the work or what?"

Alexa - "What!? Not as far as I could tell. Yeesh."

Female Cross (Independent) Cross - "C'mon, there's no time to lose. We've got a mountain of things to do!"

Alexa - "You got that right, we need to keep moving!"

Female Cross (Mature) Cross - "[sigh] These Miran winds are not very compatible with my hair."

Alexa - "Oh yea huh? Never really thought about it."

Female Cross (Peppy) Cross - "One small step for BLADE, one giant leap for humankind."

Alexa - "You said it. Makes me want to try twice as hard!"

Female Cross (Classic) Cross - "Is it over? I haven't even finished rolling up my sleeves."

Alexa - "Let's see what you're really made of next time, okay?"

Female Cross (Soldier) Cross - "I'm torn; do I master hand-to-hand combat, or focus on ranged attacks?"

Alexa - "I bet you'll excel at both one day. Keep at it! "

Nagi Nagi - "Alexa just so you know I pushed your skell development budget through."

Alexa - "Oh my gosh, really?! You're the best! [Laughter] I knew sending that bottle of sake would do the trick."

Irina Alexa - "The new Sakuraba is crazy fun! Wanna fire a few rounds later?"

Irina - "You'll let me try it? I've been drooling ever since I saw the ads."

Lin Alexa - "Lin, did you order a ticket to the Skell exhibition?"

Lin - "They went on sale? Oh man, I gotta get on that once we're home."

Gwin Gwin - "Hey Alexa, can you show me a few more pointers on controlling my Skell?"

Alexa - "Sure, I'll show you a trick that'll knock Irina's socks off."

H.B. Alexa - "Hey, H.B. Why do I see you doing pushups in front of Commander Vandham?"

H.B. - "Ha ha ha... I'm just showing him I have the endurance for the long haul."

Frye Frye - "Hey Alexa, when you gonna get it up over something besides Skells?"

Alexa - "Whatever. All you talk about is booze and your brother."

Adding-to-party dialogue

Instance Greeting Accept Refuse
Anytime (spoken) "Heya!" "Can't wait to strap into this baby!" "Aww..."
Default "Hey! Are you looking for a partner or whatever? Then I'm coming along! I just thought of a new Skell maneuver I really want to try once we're outside the city." "Sweeeeet! We can go anywhere with Skells, you know? Now what weapons should we bring...?" "Awww. I really wanted to try copying some of your sweet Skell maneuvers."
Chapter 5 "I wonder if those xenoforms in Oblivia use Skells? That would be incredible, huh? We should totally go save them so we can find out." "Then let's get going! Oh, and I also want to see what kind of Skells the Ganglion are using." "Awww! Well, if you change your mind, let me know."
Chapter 7 "The Ganglion use Skells that employ an entirely different architecture from the kind we use. I really want to fight against one on the field and see how they move, so...maybe you could kinda sorta take me with you on your next mission?" "I'm gonna bring back SO MANY Ganglion Skell parts! Hop on the hype train, wooo woooo!" "No? Are you sure? Reeeeeeally sure? ...Yeah, okay. Guess I'll just be here working on these Skells."
Chapter 9 "I can't believe they swiped that alien Skell we found in Noctilum before I had a chance to get a look at it. That's so unfair! Still, I wonder if there's another one somewhere else that's waiting to be found? Oh, hey! Are you here about a mission? Then take me! I don't care where, and I don't care what. I just wanna get out of this dump for a bit." "Roger that! Off we go!" "No? Are you sure? Reeeeeeally sure? ...Yeah, okay. Guess I'll just be here working on these Skells."
Chapter 10 "Those Wrothian Skells were unbelievable! Did you get a look at those giant sensors installed on their shoulders? And the firepower was completely off the charts! It's like they were designed to find an enemy's weak point and bring it down in one concentrated attack. They are SO cool. Do you think we'll see them on our next mission? I bet we will. Gosh, I sure hope you take me!" "I wonder what sorts of Skells we'll encounter this time? I cannot WAIT to find out!" "No? Are you sure? Reeeeeeally sure? ...Yeah, okay. Guess I'll just be here working on these Skells."
Chapter 11 "Whoa, what kind of machine was that? I've never even heard of it before! The amount of energy that thing must put out seems way beyond what a typical Skell can do. It's like it's from the future or something! I wanna raide it so bad. Even just for a few minutes. Come on, we gotta get it back!" "All right! Er, and would it be out of line for me to ask that we try not to damage that Skell?" "I'd do anything for a Skell. A-NY-THING. So let me know whenever you need me!"
Chapter 12 "It's been a long time coming... But the hopes and dreams of humanity are finally within our grasp. With Skells, there is no future to which we cannot blaze a path. Let's equip our Skell flight modules and push ever onward!" "Now let's make a beeline to the Lifehold Core and secure humanity's future!" "There is nothing you and your Skells can't achieve! No obstacle you can't blow away! So get out there and make history!"
After Chapter 12 "I never imagined I'd encounter so many incredible Skells on this world. There was that awesome Wrothian Skell, all those unique Ganglion models... Not to mention the Skells we developed here that feature Lin's flight module! And I bet there's so many more to see, too. I'm always ready to jump in my Skell and go exploring with you!" "Thanks! Now let's customize our Skells with the best possible loadouts and get those engines blazing!" "No? Are you sure? Reeeeeeally sure? ...Yeah, okay. Guess I'll just be here working on these Skells."


  • "Should we get started? I want to get testing this new Skell weaponry ASAP."
  • "No science ever advanced without a little bit of crazy, am I right?"
  • "Honestly! The only love in my life is giant robots."
  • "I honestly think I could live forever in a Skell's arms."


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