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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.

Frye Christoph (Japanese: フライ, Furai; English dub: /ˈfraɪ ˈkrɪsˌtɔːf/) is a recruitable playable character in Xenoblade Chronicles X. He is an Interceptor and a member of the private military organization BLADE. He is Phog's older brother. He likes to undertake missions that most operatives bend over backwards to avoid. This daring trait has earned him the unusual nickname of the "Killer Ostrich".


Frye is a human with short blond hair and blue eyes. He has a beard which is black in the front, and blond on the sides. He also has a long scar that covers most of the right side of his face, crossing from his chin to his forehead.


Frye is a rough, foul-mouthed man who enjoys challenging himself by taking on difficult BLADE tasks. He is also a huge party animal, frequently found drinking alcohol, and though he often acts insouciant, Frye is actually a sensitive person with a complicated history. He has a complex relationship with his younger brother, Phog, as a result of their father sacrificing his place on the White Whale to save another, younger individual. Frye could not accept his father's decision and resented Phog for doing so, blinded by his anguish and love for his father. It is only later that the brothers begin to reconstruct their relationship and become close again, and it is during that time that Frye realizes that Phog is only trying to respect his father and spare himself despair by moving on. After beginning to understand each others' feelings a little more, it is shown that the two care deeply for each other.


08 Frye - Bullet Twister

Frye using Bullet Twister


When not in the party, Frye can be found at the Repenta Diner in the Industrial District of New Los Angeles, where he can be asked to join the party.


Frye can be recruited after completing the mission Bottoms Up.

In battle

Frye's Class is an Alternative Samurai Gunner. When he is first recruited, he is level 16 and rank 3. He wields a Longsword and a Gatling Gun. His two Signature Arts are Bullet Twister and Titan Reload (Both Gatling Gun). His class progression is as follows:

Class Rank Arts Skills
1 Rising Blade
Missile Volley
2 Tornado Blade
3 Enhanced Stand
4 Bullet Twister
5 Burning Slash
6 Offensive Stance
7 Bullet Storm Unwavering Courage
8 Cool Off
9 Incendiary Edge Mighty Muscle
10 Titan Recharge
11 Thermal Payload Iron Knuckle
12 Defensive Stance
13 Hellfire Rising Renewal
14 Weapon Guard
15 Trauma Tension
16 Blazing Auto
17 Machine Gunner


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

Affinity Name Location When Reqs
Midnight Inspiration Repenta Diner Late Night
♥♥ The Ostrich's Obsession Hangar Night
♥♥♥ Man's Best Friend Water Purification Plant Anytime Abyssinian Cat
♥♥♥♥ Drinking Buddies East Melville Street Anytime A Challenger Approaches
♥♥♥♥♥ Dulling the Pain Integrated Production Plant Anytime


Bottoms Up Brotherly Love
Blitzkrieg Brotherly Love Foggy Dilemma A Great Divide

Affinity links


Battle dialogue

Status effects
Stagger "No one hocks me around!"
Topple "Argh, you scuffed my gear."
Flinch "What the-?!"
Knockback "I ain't backing down."
Launch "Whoa, that's some air time."
Stun "Move you stupid body!"
Sleep "I'm sober but sleepy. Weird..."
Control "Hey, who's controlling me?!"
An enemy notices the party "Busted, here they come."

"I like the dangerous jobs."

A large Enemy notices the party "Okay there's big and then there's big."
Very low HP "Even legends have a breaking point."
Becoming incapacitated "Sorry. Take care of Phog."
Reviving an ally "C'mon, sober up."
Thanking "Thanks!"

"Right on!"
"I owe ya."

Accumulating 3000 TP "Time for some ownage."
Activating Overdrive (Ground gear) "Let's finish this before the bars close, huh?"
Activating Overdrive (Skell) "You're gonna remember this, I promise!"
Overdrive counter hits 50 "More baby, more!"
Overdrive counter hits 100 "Look upon the ostrich and be very afraid!"
Entering skell "Forget ground gear, it's skell time!"
Exiting skell "Guess I'll hit you with ground gear after all."
Skell's fuel runs low "Watch it, my fuel's low."
Skell runs out of fuel "Out of fuel. I'm switching to ground gear.
An enemy joins the battle "One after another. Heads up!"
Responding to battle commands "Roger!"

"You got it boss!"

Leveling up "I'll get as strong as it takes to keep everyone safe."
Winning a battle "I guess I'm on the right team."

"All right, break out the keg!"
"I'd call that a three-scotch performance. Not bad at all!"
"Got to keep the city, my family safe."

Winning a battle in a skell "You see that piloting? Who's your daddy? I'm your daddy!"

Soul Voices

  • "Move in for a melee strike! We can do some real damage!"
  • "They're distracted! Close in and attack!"
  • "Damn, I'm in trouble. Somebody heal me up!"
  • "I did my part—now hit 'em with a melee attack!"
  • "Bigger challenger, same outcome. Attack at range!"
  • "Be smart! Use an aura to get things under control!"
  • "This one's toast. Get in the next one's face!"
  • "Hey! Make like Lady Luck here and break out the buffs!"
  • "The enemy's wide open! Open fire!"
  • "I could use a patch-up right about now."
  • "Ugh...One more swing and I woulda...had 'em..."
  • "I smashed them up good! Now move in!"
  • "Damn, I'm good at this. Get in close!"
  • "Now's our chance! Overdrive!"
  • "My man! Let's move in and hammer 'em!"
  • "Screw this...Hit back with melee attacks!"

Post-battle dialogue

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

Frye - "When life deals you crap just break out the scotch!"

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

Frye - "Yep! Job's not over till we walk through those gates."

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

Frye - "We got to find a way to live here. For NLA and our families' sake."

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

Frye - "Got that right. Save the war stories for the bar."

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

Frye - "Lose it as much as you like, and then we drink."

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

Frye - "You and me are still alive. That's not good enough?"

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

Frye - "As long as the tides are liquor what comes next?"

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

Frye - "You ain't seen nothing till you've seen my butt in gear."

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

Frye - "Nothing a little glug-glug can't fix. What do you say?"

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

Frye - "Yeah, lets kettle this pooch and hit the diner!"

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

Frye - "Glad I don't have to deal with that. You should keep it simple like me!"

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

Frye - "I know griping won't change him but I wish my little brother had your attitude."

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

Frye - "Save the real whoop-ass for when it counts."

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

Frye - "I get torn too. Scotch, bourbon, both?"

Alexa Frye - "When you're gonna get it up for something besides skells?"

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

Nagi Frye - "Buy you a beer after this mr. secretary?"

Nagi - "Beer? I was hoping we'd do shots."

Phog Frye - "Don't mess with the Cristophs, right Phog?"

Phog- "Yeah, dad would be proud."

L L - "Frye, we could probably turn all that energy you fight with into something incredible!"

Frye - "No, no I don't think so! You're not turning me into a human generator."

Phog Phog - "You think I'm starting to catch up to you Frye?"

Frye - "You're the only one who can answer that."

Bozé Bozé- "I tell you I'm going to enjoy tonight's beer."

Frye - "Got that right baldy! I'm gonna get you so sauced you're dancing upside down."

Adding-to-party dialogue

Instance Greeting Accept Refuse
Chapter 5 "I wonder what kinda booze these unidentified xenoforms drink? Guess if I wanna ask 'em, I gotta save 'em first! Come on, pal, take me with you." "Lemme just pour the rest of my Scotch into my flask... All right! I'm geared up and ready to go!" "What, you don't want me along? Pfft. Your loss. Just come find me when you change your mind, pal."
Chapter 7 "Sounds like Irina's team hit a rough patch out in Oblivia. They're fellow Interceptors, so I can't just sit here and drink all day without feeling like I oughta be helping 'em out, ya know? So come on! Take me along!" "Lemme just pour the rest of my Scotch into my flask... All right! I'm geared up and ready to go!" "What, you don't want me along? Pfft. Your loss. Just come find me when you change your mind, pal."
Chapter 9 "Your next mission's to Sylvalum, huh? You know, I've been there myself a time or two. Just gimme a flask and a compass, and I'll find you that piece of the Lifehold before you can say boo. Heck, I'll find all the pieces you want! Whaddya say?" "Lemme just pour the rest of my Scotch into my flask... All right! I'm geared up and ready to go!" "What, you don't want me along? Pfft. Your loss. Just come find me when you change your mind, pal."
Chapter 10 "Heard Vandham's got another mission for ya. I dunno what it's gonna take to get that guy off your back. Here, I'll go with you. We'll find a nice scenic spot and raise a glass or three to Sylvalum. Whaddya say?" "Lemme just pour the rest of my Scotch into my flask... All right! I'm geared up and ready to go!" "What, you don't want me along? Pfft. Your loss. Just come find me when you change your mind, pal."
Chapter 11 "Aw, man, I can't believe he made off with that new Skell AND the Lifehold Core coordinates! I tell you what--I did NOT see that coming. Kinda makes sense when you think about it, though. Guy was a crackerjack Pathfinder, so it's no surprise he'd make a good traitor. Anyway, we gotta get all that stuff back, and fast. There's no way in hell I'm letting that little sneak get the last laugh So bring me along, okay?" "Lemme just pour the rest of my Scotch into my flask... All right! I'm geared up and ready to go!" "What, you don't want me along? Pfft. Your loss. Just come find me when you change your mind, pal."
Chapter 12 "I bet Scotch tastes all the better when it's gliding down the throat of a flesh-and-blood body. Aw, just the thought gets me tipsy! So come on! You gotta take me along, okay?" "Thanks, Cross. It means a lot that you'd bring me on such an important mission." "Then I'll be drinking to your victory from right here!"
After Chapter 12 "It's been one victory party after another here at the ol' diner. Needless to say, the booze has been flowing, and I've had a glass or two. Or 20. ...Or more, maybe? Anyway, can't say I ain't starting to feel it. Whaddya say, pal? How 'bout you take me with you so I can get some fresh air?" "All right! Let's go bang out a mission or two. That oughta sober me up." "What, you don't want me along? Pfft. Your loss. Just come find me when you change your mind, pal."


  • Because of their initial relationship, Frye and Phog cannot be in the party simultaneously prior to completing the mission Blitzkrieg.


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