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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.

"Troops... A trying battle awaits us, but we MUST repel the incoming invasion. No matter what the cost. We're counting on you."
– Nagi

Kentaro Nagi or Secretary Nagi (Japanese: ナギ・ケンタロウ, Nagi Kentarō; English dub: /ˌkɛnˈtɑːrˌoʊ ˈnɑː.ɡi/) is a recruitable playable character in Xenoblade Chronicles X. He was the former captain of the White Whale and serves as the Secretary of Defense in the autonomous government of New Los Angeles. He works himself tirelessly dealing with government affairs.


Nagi is a human with short black hair and black eyes. He has a very noticeable facial structure along with a scar extending from the left side of this chin to just above his upper lip.


Nagi is a well-respected member of NLA's provisional government. He tends to keep forth a calm, collected and professional air about him, able to keep a clear head even under pressure. His commitment to his duty is paramount as he had once lost his entire team and owed it to them to ensure that the Lifehold would be secured and the citizens of NLA kept safe from harm. Despite his stoic look, Nagi is not afraid to unwind and relax, as he occasionally stops at the BLADE Barracks to eat with Elma and her team. Upon becoming a playable character, he becomes more expressive as a fighter, displaying fierce determination and traits of hot-bloodedness. In the Affinity Mission Reporting for Duty, Nagi's calmness begins to fade, suggesting to personally storm a Ganglion base as a distraction while Elma and her team rescue the survivors. In the same mission, his anger is expressed in battle when he single-handedly defeats several Ganglion soldiers in quick succession without even so much as a shout or word.



Once Nagi is recruitable, he can be found in front of BLADE Tower in New Los Angeles.


Nagi can be recruited after completing Nagi's Time. However, he cannot be recruited during any Story Missions, as he is restricted from each of them.

In battle

Nagi's Class is an Alternative Duelist. When he is first recruited, he is level 33 and rank 4. He wields a Longsword and a Gatling Gun. His two Signature Arts are True Stream Edge and Blossom Dance (Both Longsword). He pilots an Inferno Skell. He has five Skill slots. His class progression is as follows:

Class Rank Arts Skills
1 Rising Blade
Enhanced Stand
2 Thermal Payload
3 Cool Off
4 True Stream Edge
5 Magnum Edge
6 Bullet Storm
7 Defensive Stance Steel Flesh
8 Offensive Stance
9 Burning Slash Mighty Muscle
10 Blossom Dance
11 Samurai Soul Trauma Tension
12 Missile Volley
13 Incendiary Edge Rising Renewal
14 Yamato Spirit
15 Fortified Flesh
16 Machine Gunner
17 Grand Procession


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

Affinity Name Location When Reqs
The Choice Mimeosome Maintenance Center Afternoon
♥♥ Shop Talk Outfitters Test Hangar Morning
♥♥♥ Urban Planning North Founders Street Morning
♥♥♥♥ Old Soldiers Barracks Interior Anytime
♥♥♥♥♥ The Get-Together Ishmael Hills Afternoon


Reporting for Duty
Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12
A Day in the Life Spy Games

Affinity links


Main story

Main article: Xenoblade Chronicles X (plot)

Although Nagi is not required for any of the story missions, he plays a large role during the course of the main story.


Battle dialogue

Status effects
Stagger "Trying to trip me up!"
Topple "Oh, a knockdown?"
Flinch "That was a shock."
Knockback "You pack some muscle."
Launch "Ha, a bracing wind!"
Stun "Think you can restrain me?!"
Sleep "Perhaps just a short nap..."
Control "Do I look like your puppet?"
An enemy notices the party "They just picked a losing battle."

"Lets get this over with."

A large Enemy notices the party "Not so fast there tiny."
Very low HP "I work well under pressure."
Becoming incapacitated "Ugh... Pathetic."
Reviving an ally "On your feet."
Thanking "Thanks!"

"Sorry for the trouble."
"Thank you."

Accumulating 3000 TP "Shall we get this done?"
Activating Overdrive (Ground gear) "Now you die!"
Activating Overdrive (Skell) "Your life is mine!"
Overdrive counter hits 50 "Sorry, not done with you yet!"
Overdrive counter hits 100 "Oh I'm going to enjoy this!"
Entering skell "Skell time!"
Exiting skell "I'll do this with my bare hands if I must."
Skell's fuel runs low "Low fuel? I've dealt with worse."
Skell runs out of fuel "Here I come!"
An enemy joins the battle "More hostiles!"
Responding to battle commands "Right!"

"Works for me."

Leveling up "And here I thought I had nowhere else to go."
Winning a battle "Don't mistake me for some empty suit!"

"You messed with the wrong secretary."
"That settles that."
"No second chances its over."
"You know... Never mind. I suppose we all need to vent sometimes."

Soul Voices

  • "Let's get in close and teach 'em a lesson!"
  • "Come on! Pump 'em with lead!"
  • "You don't have to heal me. I like close calls!"
  • "They felt that one. Get in close and nail 'em!"
  • "Little strokes fell great oaks. Take aim!"
  • "My mind is clear... Where's your aura?"
  • "One down. Get ready to blast the next target."
  • "This is where I really shine. Give me some cover fire!"
  • "Start with ranged attacks. Follow my lead!"
  • "If they're tough, let's buff up and get tougher."
  • "Leave me! Just get in there and knock 'em around!"
  • "The tables have turned. You know what to do!"
  • "Got 'em! You cut in and do the rest!"
  • "Now you face Kentaro Nagi. All BLADEs, use Overdrive!"
  • "Attack at range! Keep it going!"
  • "I've got the drop on them. Fire with everything you've got!"

Post-battle dialogue

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

Nagi - "Well don't be afraid to ask for my help whenever you need it."

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

Nagi - "We'll get through this together. We're a family."

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

Nagi - "I thought you were the type who likes to prove himself."

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

Nagi - "Right! Now is the time for action."

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

Nagi - "A man's gotta do what man's gotta do."

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

Nagi - "I'm no philosopher but it's only futile if you give up."

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

Nagi - "I can only imagine how bad you get after a few drinks. "

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

Nagi - "Why not? Nothing wrong with a little friendly rivalry."

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

Nagi "Truth be told I'm a little worn out myself."

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

Nagi - "Yes ma'am, at once ma'am."

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

Nagi - "I seem to recall the director general having the same complaint."

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

Nagi - "Hey, don't go making history without me."

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

Nagi - "Be gentle, would you?"

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

Nagi - "In the end all that matters is whether you win or lose."

Alexa 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."

Elma Nagi - "If only he were here..."

Elma - "Remember what we said about those who are no longer with us?"

Yelv Nagi - "Alright, time to take out the trash. You ready Yelv?"

Yelv - "I can't believe the defense secretary just said that."

Gwin Gwin- "Damn Mr. Secretary, how did you get so tough?"

Nagi - "You'll have to figure that out yourself Gwin. Best of luck."

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

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

Lin Lin - "Did you like the lunch I made you sir?"

Nagi - "Mmm, both I and my taste buds thank you."

Adding-to-party dialogue

Instance Greeting Accept Refuse
Anytime (spoken) "Need my help?" "Shall we?" "Hmm?"
Default "Ah, Cross! Just the BLADE I've been looking for. I've been thinking I'd like to join your team. You know, get out there and experience the daily grind of a BLADE operative. Sitting behind a desk all day dulls a person's senses, and I can't afford to let those--or my combat skills--fall into disarray. So what do you think?" "Excellent. Then from this point forth, I'll be an acting member of your team. Command me as you see fit." "Is that so? Well, I'm sorry to hear that. If you change your mind later, my request still stands."
After Chapter 12 "There is still so much we don't fully understand, but nonetheless, the Ganglion are defeated. And as secretary of defense, that has lightened my workload significantly. Which means I'm now free to tromp about Mira just like any other BLADE operative! If you have an opening on your team, I'd be grateful for the chance to fill it." "Excellent. Then from this point forth, I'll be an acting member of your team. Command me as you see fit." "Is that so? Well, I'm sorry to hear that. If you change your mind later, my request still stands."


  • "It started at the end, two years ago. The end of Earth--a casualty of a battle between two hyper-advanced alien civilizations. Their technology and weapons were...beyond our comprehension. We were like infants... Naked, powerless. The Earth was reduced to ash--and blown away."
  • "For better and for worse, we were close to planet Mira when we lost control of the White Whale. Inertia and gravity took it from there."
  • "Of course, and I would never force or coerce anyone. Well, friend? What do you say? Can we count on you to do your part?"
  • "Yes, those lifepods. Like the one Elma--a BLADE--rescued our friend here from. Emphasis on the word "rescued." Because, if you aren't released, you just sit there frozen in stasis. Forever."
  • "Those of you that have served under under me--here, or on the White Whale--know that I'm not one to mince words. So I'll get right to the point: We are at war. Even now, the hostile alien force known as the Ganglion is marching on New Los Angeles."
  • "Hold that thought."




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