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"An entire horizon of white. A sea of clouds, and at its heart, the World Tree, piercing the heavens..."
— Rex

Rex (Japanese: レックス, Rekkusu; English dub: /ˈɹɛks/) is the main playable character and the male protagonist of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He is a Driver who harnesses the power of a Blade named Pyra, also known as the legendary Aegis. Rex is devoted to protecting her, and together with Pyra, he goes on a quest to find her long-lost home, Elysium. Due to the Aegis' duality, Rex can drive the other incarnation of the weapon, the Blade Mythra.

Rex was designed by Masatsugu Saitō, the lead character designer for the game.

Personality

Rex is an optimistic and easy-going, yet naive, young boy. He wishes to protect and support those close to him, to the point that he sends most of the money he obtains from salvaging to his home village. However, Rex tends to be careless and overconfident, which puts him and his companions in trouble from time to time.

Since being a kid, Rex had a strong sense of justice and was against conflict and war; due to this, he wants to reach Elysium, as he believes that, by doing so, he can save humanity from its dying world. He fears causing suffering to others with his actions, usually blaming himself whenever someone is hurt or killed.

Appearance

Rex is a young teen with short brown hair and golden eyes. After awakening Pyra, part of her Core Crystal appears on his chest in an X shape. Rex usually wears a blue, brown and gold salvager gear on a blue outfit which is completely covered when salvaging. He wears an anchor on his left arm and a diving helmet in which he usually carries Azurda.

As the Master Driver, Rex wears a futuristic-looking white and green armor, matching Pneuma's. It maintains the overall shape of Rex's initial armor, and is functional for salvaging.

Alternate Costumes

Cloud Sea Shark, Cloud Sea King, Prototype Suit

Rex has three alternate costumes which can be obtained as DLC Aux Cores via Challenge Battle Mode. These are:

Story

The circumstances of Rex's birth and early years are unknown. He was around two years old when he and his mother washed up on the shores of Fonsett Village. His mother died upon arrival and his father's body was found elsewhere in the Leftherian Archipelago nearby; they were both buried in Oratory Knoll Cemetery. Rex grew up in Fonsett under care of Corinne, raised by the townsfolk and the Titan Azurda, known to Rex as "Gramps". By the age of 15, Rex is living full-time on the back of Azurda in the Cloud Sea, where he earns a living as a Salvager.

Rex and Azurda

While visiting the Argentum Trade Guild Rex is offered a high-paid salvaging job, requested by an organisation called Torna through the Chairman of Argentum. He accepts, joining the crew aboard the C.S.E.V. Maelstrom on the way to the Ancient Ship. Once there, Rex is ordered by Jin, Torna's leader, to accompany them to the interior of the ship to open sealed doors only accessible by Leftherians. Past the doors, Rex is the first to enter a room containing a sword and a chamber containing a young woman held in suspended animation. Rex approaches and accidentally touches the Core Crystal on the sword's hilt, and Jin stabs Rex through the heart, killing him.

Rex meets Pyra

Rex finds himself in an open green field, with the girl from the ship standing under a tree atop a hill ahead. Rex goes to her, and she introduces herself as Pyra, a Blade, and informs him to his horror that he has been killed; they are in her memory of the legendary Elysium. Pyra offers Rex half of her own life force to revive him, on the promise that he take her to the real Elysium at the top of the World Tree. After reviving, Rex and Pyra confront Malos in an attempt to save the other salvagers. Nia, a member of Torna already shaken by Rex's death, joins them after disagreeing with Jin and Malos' capacity for murder. As the salvagers escape a ship arrives belonging to Torna and fires on them, but Azurda appears, saving Rex, Nia, Pyra, and Dromarch and fleeing from the ship. He is wounded in the escape and the group wash up in Gormott Province separated from each other.

Rescuing Nia

Rex wakes alone with Pyra. They find Azurda mortally wounded, but he is able to regenerate instead of dying, into a younger, nymph-like state able to fit in Rex's helmet. After reuniting with Nia, they set out to Nia's hometown of Torigoth. Nia is recognised as a member of Torna and thus a terrorist, and captured by Ardainian troops occupying Torigoth in order to lure Rex to them to confiscate Pyra due to her power as the Aegis. Rex allies with a local Nopon called Tora, who dislikes the occupation and is building his his own Artificial Blade; with Tora's help Nia is rescued and the group escape Gormott on a Titan ship bound for the World Tree. The group is attacked by a huge machine that Pyra recognises as Ophion, and their ship is destroyed upon being swallowed whole by the Titan Uraya.

Within Uraya the party meet Vandham, the leader of a mercenary group, who offers his help to them after battling them to test Rex's strength. He acts like a tutor to Rex, influencing his viewpoint on war and conflict when Vandham recognises that Rex is unaware of much about Blades and Driving. He escorts the group to Fonsa Myma to meet one of Vandham's acquaintances, Cole, who Vandham believes may know about climbing the World Tree. Pyra disappears to confront Malos and Akhos in Olethro Ruins when they kidnap Cole's granddaughter. Rex follows and tries to fight them but is unable to win, resulting in Vandham's death as he tries to save Rex. Rex tries to fight on despite this, forcing Mythra to awaken to protect him, overwhelming Malos and Akhos with her power before berating Rex's foolish attack. Rex breaks down over Vandham's death.

Rex speaks to his parents' graves

After Vandham's funeral, Rex inherits Roc's Core Crystal and the mercenary company. Following Cole's suggestion the party decides to go to the Indoline Praetorium to meet Cole's original Driver, Amalthus, via the Empire of Mor Ardain. In Mor Ardain they are attacked by Mòrag again, but help her prevent a sale of Artificial Blades to Torna. She joins the group and Fan la Norne, the "Goddess of the Praetorium", meets them and guides them toward the Praetorium. They stop at Fonsett Village in Leftheria, where Rex shows Pyra his parent's graves, and promises again to take her to Elysium. At the final ship to Indol, Zeke, who has confronted Rex and his group in Uraya and Mor Ardain under the guise of stealing Pyra, stands against them a third time, revealing himself as the Tantalese prince and an envoy of the Praetorium, joining the party.

When Rex meets Praetor Amalthus in Indol, he is reminded him of Malos, although this is rationalized as due to Amalthus being Malos' Driver (Malos is a second Aegis). During the party's stay in the Praetorium, a Titan weapon excavated by Mor Ardain in Temperantia is stolen by Jin to attack Urayan troops. The party go to stop him, but Fan la Norne is stabbed and killed. After the political tension born from Jin's actions calm down, Rex is informed by Amalthus that Ophion may be controlled with the Omega Fetter in the Kingdom of Tantal. After arriving there and saving Pyra from King Eulogimenos, who tries to kill her as he assumes her presence a threat, the group travels down to the Omega Fetter in Genbu's head. They are ambushed by Torna and defeated by Jin, revealing himself to be a Blade with control of elementary particles. He takes Pyra and the Fetter, and tells Rex that Rex is the responsible for Pyra and Mythra's pain. Rex is left badly injured and unconscious, with the Aegis Sword broken, and spends the next few days recovering in bed at Anastatia's in Theosoir.

Rex finds the third sword

Being defeated and humiliated by Jin shatters Rex's self-esteem. After waking up, he explains to the others that he has given up and wants to go back to Argentum. Nia, Poppi and Brighid intervene, trying to make Rex realize that Pyra had been willing to sacrifice her life for his sake. The conversation is interrupted by Pandoria, who announces that King Eulogimenos has a message for Rex. The King informs Rex about the Third Aegis Sword, left behind by Addam, and Azurda informs him of the location of the sword: the Spirit Crucible Elpys. There, the group confronts Addam's Phantasms, and Nia reveals that she is a Flesh Eater as she finally trusts Rex with her identity. Addam's spirit recognizes Rex as worthy of the power of the Aegis, and tells him to understand the fear Pyra and Mythra carry in order to become her true Driver. Despite not being able to obtain the third sword as they had hoped, Rex is able to intuit Pyra's location thanks to his half of the Core Crystal they share. With new incentive, the group travels to the Cliffs of Morytha to save Pyra and Mythra and fulfil Rex's promise of taking them to Elysium.

Rex awakens Pneuma

At the Cliffs of Morytha, Rex confronts Jin and Malos, who has regained his power as an Aegis by stealing the memories from Pyra's Core Crystal. During the battle, Rex speaks to Pyra's and Mythra's spirits, assuring them that he will protect them no matter what and not allow the world to burn a second time. This understanding of Pyra and Mythra's fear allows Rex to awaken Pneuma, their combined form, and become the Master Driver. Combining their power, Rex and Pneuma are able to surpass Jin; Malos summons Ophion, who he had taken control of with the Omega Fetter, and attacks them. Pneuma responds by using Siren to battle Ophion. The battle of the two Artifices destroys the ruins where they stand, causing the party and Jin to fall through the Cloud Sea below.

Rex wakes in the Land of Morytha, below the Cloud Sea, with Mythra asleep by his side. After she wakes up, Rex informs her of the situation, and they search for the others. They find Jin first, heavily injured as his Core Crystal has cracked, struggling to defeat a Guldo. Rex puts their differences aside and helps him, forming a temporary alliance. After reuniting with the rest, passing through the remains of the Tornan Titan, and separating from Jin, they reach the entrance to the World Tree by its roots. Pneuma opens up the elevator, and they begin their final path to reach Elysium.

Rex points his sword at Jin

While ascending through the World Tree Amalthus appears, controlling Indol, and attacks Torna's Marsanes. Amalthus uses his powers as a Driver of an Aegis (amplified by Fan's Core Crystal, which he has half of) to take control of Mor Ardain, Genbu, and Uraya. He attempts to use Siren through Mythra, but Rex is able to use his own powers as the Master Driver to counter Amalthus'. Rex and Pneuma, with help from Poppi, manage to get near the Indoline Titan, and use Pneuma's powers to slow down time and destroy the amplification towers for Amalthus' powers. Near the upper level of the World Tree, Rex and the rest of the party come face to face again with Jin, who awaited them to test Rex's resolve one last time. Jin is unable to best Rex, who explains to Jin his admiration for Blades, and his wish to ask the Architect the reason why he created them. The moment is interrupted by Amalthus in a monstrous Blade Eater form, as he kills Patroka and Akhos. Driven by his desire to not let anyone other than himself meet the Architect, Amalthus threatens to cause the entire World Tree to collapse. Resolutions clear after hearing Rex's words, Jin sacrifices himself to kill Amalthus. The party stands in awe of Jin's act for a moment, and proceed to take the final elevator to Elysium.

Rex with Pneuma

Once the elevator stops, the party finds themselves in the First Low Orbit Station. They traverse some corridors until they finally arrive at Elysium. Instead of the grassy fields Rex had seen in Pyra's dream, they find desolated ruins. Rex, though disbelieving at the state of Elysium, leads the party towards a church in the distance. There, a voice welcomes them, and a passage appears leading below ground. Descending, Rex turns and finds himself alone; he is attacked by spectres of his companions, blaming him for everything they have lost. After fleeing these attacks he finds himself in Corinne's house with Pyra and Mythra, who confuse him by acting like each other. When Rex breaks down in tears Pyra asks the Architect to stop, as he was testing Rex to determine his true nature.

Rex finds himself in the Architect's Room with the rest of the party and the Architect; an aged, mechanically augmented man missing his right half. The Architect tells them his name is Klaus, and explains the history of Alrest, including the cycle of Blades and Titans, and that he will disappear soon. Rex thanks Klaus for giving them life, before the party go to the Aion Hangar to confront Malos.

During the battle against Artifice Aion, Rex explains to Malos that Jin never wanted to die, but rather to connect with Malos. After dealing a fatal blow to Aion, causing Malos' Core Crystal to break, Rex understands Malos' life and states that if he had been his Driver, Malos' fate would have been different. Malos laughs, stating that there was only one Driver for him, before dying.

Rex gains Pneuma's core crystal

As the Conduit disappears, the Orbital Stations begin to fall. The party, following Pneuma's instructions, head toward the what they assume to be the control room. Once they get there Rex realizes that Pneuma had just guided them towards the escape pods, planning to sacrifice herself to destroy the World Tree and the Orbital Station using the remains of Aion's energy to prevent its wreckage obliterating Alrest. Rex tries to stop her, offering to go with her, but his attempts are fruitless. He accepts Pneuma's decision, receiving the other half of the Core Crystal they were sharing and loses his Master Driver abilities in the process.

Pyra and Mythra reawaken

The escape pod the party takes begins to disintegrate in the atmosphere, but Azurda is able to save the party by returning to his original Titan form thanks to Pneuma's previous preparations. Flying above the surface of Alrest, they see the Titans start to merge with the land, creating a new world, following Klaus' final command. While this happens, Pneuma's Core Crystal begins to glow in Rex's hand. In a flash of light, both Pyra and Mythra appear in front of Rex. After one final push from Nia, he takes a step forward towards them.

Torna ~ The Golden Country

Five hundred years prior to meeting Rex, in the final battle of Torna ~ The Golden Country, Mythra's foresight shows her visions of Rex; resonating with Pyra, Driving Mythra when she first reawakens, holding his hands out to both Mythra and Pyra when he accepts their fear at the Cliffs of Morytha, and turning to smile while on Azurda's back.

Heart-to-hearts

Rex takes part in twenty Heart-to-hearts; the most of any character in the game:

General stats

Level Max HP Max Strength Max Ether Max Dexterity Max Agility Max Luck
1 280 15 16 31 22 15
99, no modifier 6,994 368 388 310 215 366
99, full affinity chart 7,194 388 408 310 235 386

Broadsword

During the beginning of the game Rex wields a broadsword that acts similarly to the Aegis Sword.

Role Element Auto-attack Stability Critical Rate Block Rate Physical Defense Ether Defense Mod.
ATK None 15 10 5% 0% 0% 0% -

Thought Cloud

These are Rex's Idea Stats at the beginning of the game.

  • Bravery - Lv. 0
  • Truth - Lv. 2
  • Compassion - Lv. 1
  • Justice - Lv. 0

Default Blades

These are Rex's default Blades obtained by progressing through the game. These Blades are exclusive to Rex and cannot be used by anyone else.

Name Role Element Default Core Chip Obtained
Pyra ATK
Fire
Lead Chip After defeating the Megalo Aligo in the Ancient Ship during Chapter 1.
Mythra ATK
Light
Iron Chip During the battle against Malos and Akhos in Olethro Ruins during Chapter 3.
Roc ATK
Wind
The same he had at the end of Chapter 3. By resonating with Roc's Core Crystal during the Main Quest Stop, Thief! in Chapter 4.
Nia HLR
Water
- After defeating the Phantasms in Spirit Crucible Elpys during Chapter 7.
Pneuma ATK
Light
- During the battle against Malos and Jin in the Cliffs of Morytha during Chapter 7.

Notes: during Chapter 2, Rex will automatically receive a Wind Common Blade with Knuckle Claws as weapon.

Arts

※ Anchor Shot does not have the Topple effect until an event in Chapter 3.

New Game Plus Arts

New weapons and Driver Arts are obtainable upon New Game Plus, after finishing the game and installing Patch (Ver.1.3.0).

DLC Arts

The following weapons are exclusive to the Expansion Pass.

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Rex's Affinity Chart contains the following skills.

Tier Name Effect SP
1 Muscle Builder Increases Strength by 20. 375
Reflex Response Increases Agility by 20. 250
Rapid Attack I Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to X at the start of battle. 750
Ether Studies Increases Ether by 20. 625
Rescue Increases the HP restored when reviving a teammate by 15%. 500
2 Picture of Health Increases HP restored to self (not using HP Potions) by 10%. 1,500
Arts Chain Lets you use a Driver Art after canceling a Driver Art. 3,000
Combo Enhance Adds 20% to damage ratio after canceling an auto-attack. 2,000
Rapid Attack II Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to Y at the start of battle. 2,500
Gramps' Blessing Increases Luck by 20. 1,000
3 Rapid Attack III Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to B at the start of battle. 5,000
Lively Lad Increases maximum HP by 200. 2,000
Ultimate Relay Increases attack power ratio at the start of a Chain Attack. 4,000
Topple Champ Extends Topple duration by 15% 6,000
Drive to Win Slightly fills the Party Gauge for each critical hit delivered. 3,000

Hidden Affinity Chart

Rex's hidden Affinity Chart contains the following skills.

Tier Name Effect SP
1 Further Ether Studies Boosts Ether by 10%. 7,500
Shadow Strike Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 50%. 3,750
Cheer Up Increases Affinity by 25% after winning a Special button challenge. 2,500
Prediction Increases Dexterity by 20. 5,000
Fight or Flight Reduces enemy Break resist. 6,250
2 Inherit Muscle Boosts Strength by 10%. 7,500
Herbalism Boosts the effect of HP Potions by 20%. 12,500
Eyes on the Prize Boosts Agility by 10%. 5,000
Combat Boost Restores 3% HP when canceling an auto-attack with a Driver Art. 15,000
Pre-empt Moves Boosts Dexterity by 10%. 10,000
3 Solidarity Slightly fills the Party Gauge when an "Excellent" is scored during a Special. 15,000
Relentless Spirit 50% chance to survive hit with 1 HP + 5 secs invincibility (once per battle). 30,000
Heart Recharge Boosts recharge for Specials after canceling by 20%. 25,000
Child of Steel Boosts maximum HP by 10%. 20,000
Gramps' Auspices Boosts Luck by 10%. 10,000

Master Driver

Once Rex becomes a Master Driver in Chapter 7, he is able to use Pneuma in battle by pressing and holding the R button and then pressing the X button when he is at max affinity with Pyra and Mythra and the party gauge is full, and gains the ability to use any Blade, even if he is not their Driver (excluding Poppi). Not only that, but his appearance and artwork change.

Games Collaboration

Rex's costume worn by Link in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

A DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild bringing "Rex's costume" to Link was released on November 9th, 2017. It offers the new side quest Collaboration: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 where Link must discover three red treasures across Hyrule, each of them containing the Salvager Headwear, Vest and Trousers. These three pieces of Rex's costume individually grant Link the bonus effect Swim Speed Up, with a set bonus of Swim Dash Stamina Up if all three pieces are worn together.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Rex during Pyra's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Rex's salvager costume complete with Azurda is available for Mii Fighters as bonus content from the fighters pass in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Rex's Spirit also appears on the Spirit Board and in Adventure Mode in the World of Dark's Sacred Realm. Additionally, Rex's Spirit can be enhanced into his Master Driver appearance.

Rex also appears as part of Pyra and Mythra's moveset. When Pyra and Mythra activate their Final Smashes, Burning Sword and Sacred Arrow respectively, Rex appears and slashes with the Aegis Sword to trap any opponents hit, and then Rex and Pyra or Mythra perform the attack together, appearing very similar to how the attacks are performed in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Rex also appears appears during Pyra and Mythra's up taunt, during which he cheers on the active character while pumping his fist in a similar fashion to how he cheers during Blade Specials in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Lastly, Rex appears during two of Pyra and Mythra's victory animations.

According to Masahiro Sakurai, Rex could not make the base roster due to it having been finalized before the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The reason for why he could not be playable alongside Pyra and Mythra were due to hardware limitations of the Nintendo Switch, citing the detail across their models being a key factor.

Quotes

Salvager's Code

During the course of the game Rex mentions seven rules of the Salvager's Code:

  • First rule: "Swim like a fish, drink like one too!"
  • Second rule: "Always help others that help you!"
  • Third rule: "Make a girl cry? That's not gonna fly. Make a girl smile? You pass the trial!"
  • Fourth rule: "Open a chest, it might turn out great. Until then, it's just a crate."
  • Fifth rule: "Always be-..." [Interrupted by Mythra]
  • Sixth rule: "First have a punch-out, then drink to forget. Once you've forgotten, the friendship's all set!"
  • Seventh rule: "Never leave a debt unpaid!"

Gameplay

  • "Treasure acquired."

Post-Battle Dialogue

Main Cast

Team Rex
Condition: After watching the event "A Ripple in the Ether" (Chapter 2).
Rex Rex "Not to boast, but that was spectacular! Right, Gramps?"
Azurda Azurda "Remember Rex, pride comes before a fall."
Condition: After watching the event "A Ripple in the Ether" (Chapter 2).
Azurda Azurda "Your helmet makes for quite a snug berth, my boy."
Rex Rex "It's not my fault if you fall out during battle, yeah?"
Pyra Pyra "That was wonderful Rex."
Rex Rex "R-Really? I'll try even harder for the next one, just you wait!"
Rex Rex "I'll keep you safe Pyra! Salvager's honor."
Pyra Pyra "Thank you. That means a lot to me Rex."

Chapter 3 spoilers:

Rex Rex "Cheers Mythra. You did good!"
Mythra Mythra "With Foresight, victory is assured. Oh... I'm sure you helped out as well."
Mythra Mythra "Do you wanna stop staring at me, or what?"
Rex Rex "I wasn't looking, honest! You just... keep entering my field of vision, 'is all."

Chapter 7 spoilers:

Pneuma Pneuma "We shall shape the future we hope for together, Rex."
Rex Rex "Yes, we can do it! So let's do it!"
Condition: After watching the event "Rex Pyra Mythra and..." (End of Chapter 7). Does not occur between events "Beneath the Church Friends Gone" (Chapter 10) and "Memories of This Planet" (Chapter 10).
Rex Rex "I love the outfit. Thanks a lot!"
Pneuma Pneuma "Don't mention it. Look, we match!"

Team Nia
Rex Rex "Hey, Nia! I just found the shiniest trinket. Wanna see? Hey, Nia?"
Nia Nia "Yeah yeah. I'll check it out later. You're such a child sometimes."
Condition: After watching the event "Burdened No Longer" (Chapter 7).
Nia Nia "Uh, Rex, you alright? You didn't hurt anything, did you?"
Rex Rex "I'm fine, really! It's hardly even a bruise. Owwww..."
Condition: After watching the event "Ah To Be Young Again..." (Chapter 4).
Rex Rex "Dromarch, do you and Gramps get along okay?"
Dromarch Dromarch "We differ in many ways, but I consider him a friend nonetheless."

Chapter 7 spoilers:

Rex Rex "Hey, Nia. About that thing you said that one time... I, uh, well..."
Nia Nia (Ch 7 Form) "Huh? Oh, right! Hehe! You're asking now? Now's not the time, we can talk later."

Team Tora
Condition: After watching the event "Umon the Shipwright" (Chapter 3).
Tora Tora "Rex-Rex, will you help Tora tune up Poppi next time?"
Rex Rex "No worries! I bet I can learn something to help us salvaging, too."
Rex Rex "For an alpha prototype, you sure pack a punch, Poppi!"
Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi actually feature-complete, but Masterpon want to keep tweaking UI."

Chapter 8 spoilers:

Rex Rex "Anyone else find Poppi's final form distracting? No? Just me?"
Poppi QTπ Poppi QTπ "Poppi does not understand, but Poppi feels very cool in this form."

Team Four

Chapter 4 spoilers:

Condition: After watching the event "Easy Tunnel Through the Clouds" (Chapter 5).
Rex Rex "Hey, Mòrag, did you see me? That was a cool move, yeah?"
Mòrag Mòrag "It was a fine display of swordsmanship. I could learn a lot from it."
Condition: After watching the event "What Was Taken From God's Land" (Chapter 5).
Rex Rex "Mmm, that wasn't great. (sigh) One thing at a time then."
Brighid Brighid "I'll write it down in my journal. There's bound to be some lesson from here."

Team Five

Chapter 5 spoilers:

Rex Rex "Should we take a break after this?"
Zeke Zeke "My advance cannot be stopped. Such is the destiny of those who bear the Eye of Shining Justice."
Rex Rex "No matter how things go, we can never give up!"
Pandoria Pandoria "Tee hee hee hee! We're a lot alike, you and me."

Multiple
Tora Tora "Be careful with weapon! You nearly hit Tora!"
Nia Nia "Hey, we got through it in one piece, didn't we? Besides, you're so small, the chances of that happening are like... next to nothing!"
Rex Rex "Oh, you're one to talk, ha ha ha!"
Rex Rex "Nia always looks so happy riding on Dromarch's back!"
Nia Nia "You think? His fur can be a bit bristly sometimes. Chafing's a real problem."
Dromarch Dromarch "Hmm, I thought I had been grooming adequately. I don't know where to put my face."
Rex Rex "The key was to synchronize our breathing!"
Tora Tora "Rex-Rex and Tora are a-meh-meh-meh-meh-mazing combo!"
Vandham Vandham "Good work, but we gotta fix the world so we don't need to fight, y'hear?"
Condition: After watching the event "A Ripple in the Ether" (Chapter 2).
Azurda Azurda "Have you considered taking the lead sometime, Pyra?"
Pyra Pyra "I'll think about it next time, Azurda."
Rex Rex "People might look at you funny though, so watch out."

Chapter 3 spoilers:

Mythra Mythra "We finished quicker than I expected. All thanks to Foresight, of course."
Rex Rex "Good sign! We're ready to change the future, aren't we?"
Nia Nia "Uh, right, I totally agree. Listen to the girl, Rex!"

Chapter 4 spoilers:

Rex Rex "Poppi's a really good name, but what does the QT stand for?"
Tora Tora "Quixotic Tutelar! But don't ask meaning of that, meh meh."
Poppi QT Poppi QT "Poppi is not sure, but think it's something very cool and powerful."
Condition: After watching the event "Easy Tunnel Through the Clouds" (Chapter 5).
Rex Rex "We don't know what's coming, so we have to be ready for anything!"
Pyra Pyra "Let's rest for a moment. Anyone for tea?"
Mòrag Mòrag "Heed Pyra well. We should be ready for action at all times."
Condition: After watching the event "Easy Tunnel Through the Clouds" (Chapter 5).
Rex Rex "They don't call you the Empire's strongest Blade for nothing!"
Brighid Brighid "I am but a humble student of Lady Mòrag's greatness."
Mòrag Mòrag "Come now. Without Brighid by my side, I can hardly call myself a Special Inquisitor, can I?"

Chapter 5 spoilers:

Zeke Zeke "Ah ha ha ha! They were no match for Thunderbolt Zeke!"
Nia Nia "I'm sorry, what? They'd have mopped the floor with you if it hadn't been for me!"
Rex Rex "I think Nia's wit might be sharper than Zeke's arts."
Tora Tora "Zeke's arts are so cool! H-How Zeke move like that?"
Zeke Zeke "Forget strength or practice. It's all about the single-minded desire to look awesome."
Rex Rex "You think that's impressive, Zeke's better at self-promotion than me."
Condition: New Game Plus not activated.
Mòrag Mòrag "That couldn't have gone more smoothly."
Zeke Zeke "Believe me, if I'd used the Eye of Shining Justice, it would have."
Rex Rex "Please remember to use that thing when the going gets tough, okay?"
Zeke Zeke "Hey, hang on a sec... I dropped my contact lens!"
Rex Rex "That's not the first time either. Are you sure you should be dropping it that much?"
Pandoria Pandoria "Don't laugh at my Prince! He keeps needing new contacts and so we end up poor."

Chapter 7 spoilers:

Nia Nia (Ch 7 Form) "Awesome work, guys! Now, is anyone hurt?"
Tora Tora "Tora wish he could install Nia's re-gen power in Poppi!"
Rex Rex "Tora says it well. Just don't pick up any of Nia's habits, okay?"

Others
Rex Rex "Um, how's your injuries?"
Jin Jin "Better if you don't think about it."
Malos Malos "We're done here, let's go."
Rex Rex "You're really strong! It's actually a bit scary!"
Vandham Vandham "Rex mate, you just ain't got enough power. Give me three thousand squats!"
Rex Rex "I think that's a bit much."
Rex Rex "We did alright out there."
Vandham Vandham "Reckon I earned my beer today."

Rare Blades

Rex Rex "One down, heaps more to go!"
Adenine Adenine "Wasn't that a salvager move? Would you mind telling me a bit more about it?"
Azami Azami "I do wish you would lean on me more, Rex. Or, do you think I couldn't take it?"
Rex Rex "It's nothing like that! I'll try to, uh... lean on you more."
Boreas Boreas "I'm starving! I wish Pyra'd cook something again."
Rex Rex "Mmm, me too! Hey, didn't we literally just eat?"

Expansion Pass spoilers:

Corvin Corvin "Rex, is our party an absolute powerhouse or what?"
Rex Rex "Yeah, I'd say so. When all of us come together, nothing can stand in our way!"

Expansion Pass spoilers:

Rex Rex "Should we take a break after this?"
Elma Elma "Over already? I've been trained to handle a lot worse."
Rex Rex "Fiora, I'm glad to have you around! You're a stout ally for sure!"
Fiora Fiora "Rex, I don't think any girl would like being called 'stout'."
Rex Rex "Thanks for being on healing duty. It helps a lot!"
Floren Floren "I'm glad you think so. Sir Rex is easily fooled. Good to know."
Godfrey Godfrey "Rex, you're getting too heated! Don't lose your cool in battle!"
Rex Rex "That's good advice, I work hard to be cool."

Kasandra Kasandra "I'm so glad there weren't any casualties! I had such a bad premonition about this battle."
Rex Rex "Nevermind premonitions and the like. We need to believe in ourselves, that's all."
Kora Kora "Mmm, these clothes feel a bit tight. Rex, what d'ya think?"
Rex Rex "Oh, I, uh... I couldn't possibly... judge."

Chapter 3 spoilers:

Mythra Mythra "That's weird, I thought it would go smoother than that."
Rex Rex "Give yourself a break! You spent the last five hundred years sleeping."
KOS-MOS KOS-MOS "I suggest enhancing your predictive methods through accumulative training, Mythra."

New Game Plus spoilers:

Rex Rex "It's strange to think that the day would come when we fought side by side!"
Mikhail Mikhail "This is destiny. Nothing strange about it, my friend."

Newt Newt "Job well done, Rex! As the Aegis Driver, you must be exhausted. How 'bout a backrub?"
Rex Rex "Um, which hands... were you planning to use?"

Expansion Pass spoilers:

Rex Rex "It's incredible, seeing the Poppibuster in action! Look at him go!"
Poppibuster Poppibuster "Please to praise Poppi's remote operation skill also!"
Rex Rex "You're a powerhouse, Praxis! I feel safer with you around."
Praxis Praxis "Thanks, but I can't stop here. There's a lot at stake, after all."

Chapter 3 spoilers:

Condition: After watching the event "Getting Even" (Chapter 4).
Roc Roc "No hesitation, Rex! Teamwork requires you to react swiftly, got it?"
Rex Rex "That's like something Vandham would say!"
Condition: After watching the event "Getting Even" (Chapter 4).
Rex Rex "I keep thinking of Vandham. Roc, I'm so glad we met."
Roc Roc "Rex, I'll do my best not to let you down, either."

Xenoblade Chronicles 1 spoilers:

Rex Rex "That sword you've got, Shulk. There's something really... mystical about it."
Shulk Shulk "As well there should! It was made by a god, after all."
Rex Rex "What? Seriously? Is that... safe to be using, then?"
Condition: Blade Quest Bearing Her Soul active or complete.
Ursula Ursula "How about this tune? La-la la la la, la-la la la la..."
Rex Rex "It's catchy! La-la la la la, la-la la la la..."
Vess Vess "Can we take a break? I think my dumplings are about ready."
Rex Rex "Um, right in the middle of battle? What, how?"
Wulfric Wulfric "You and I are... friends?"
Rex Rex "You and me are friends! We're bonding great!"

Trivia

  • Malos points out Rex's eyes as a sign he should've been wary about when hiring him. Both Rex and Addam share a golden eye color, possibly implying that Rex is a descendant of Addam.
  • Rex's broadsword is called "Junk Sword", the same as Shulk's initial weapon in Xenoblade Chronicles.
  • Rex and Shulk have a similar origin; both are killed whilst on a quest to find their respective god-swords and are resurrected to further the goal of the entity the sword belongs to.

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  1. 2017-06-13, Tetsuya Takahashi about Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Nintendo Everything, accessed on 2021-04-07
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