For those who have not completed Xenoblade Chronicles X, this page may contain spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.
Cross (クロス, Kurosu) is a default name given to the Avatar, the customizable playable character of Xenoblade Chronicles X. He or she is created by the player and exists through the choices made during the game. He or she is sometimes referred to by other characters as "Rook".
Cross was one of the crew from an unspecified sector of the White Whale. Cross landed on Mira by evacuating the ship in a lifepod. Two months later, Cross's lifepod is discovered in Starfall Basin, and he or she is woken up from stasis by Elma. Cross is the only survivor in the area, and has no memory of Earth or the White Whale. Elma brings Cross to New Los Angeles, and he or she becomes a member of the private military organization BLADE.
Cross is highly customizable, allowing players to choose the character's name, gender, face type, hairstyle and color, eye shape and color, voice, skin, etc. Player control can be switched from Cross to another party member, but Cross can never be removed from the party. Cross is the only character who can select his or her Division affiliation, as well as a Class, which decides the weapons that he or she can wield. By completing Affinity Missions, Cross can learn other characters' Signature Arts. Cross's signature arts are Flame Grenade, Infuriate, Recuperate, Chrome Armor and Slit Edge.
By starting the game, the player creates an Avatar, a kind of alter ego. There are various features to combine in order to create the Avatar such as the name, the gender, the body size (and the bust size for a woman in the Japanese versions), the face type, the skin (skin color, freckles, cheeks, scars, moles), the hairstyle and hair color, the eyes shapes and colors, a make-up (eye shadow color, lip color, face paint), as well as the voice.
The player can alter the appearance (but not the name) of their Avatar upon completion of the following missions:
Voice Actor Choices (Japanese)
The male or female voice can be chosen amongst several voice type such as the tone or the accent.
- Protagonist by Shintaro Asanuma
- Rival by Kouki Uchiyama
- Hot-blooded by Eiji Miyashita
- Honor student by Shinnosuke Tachibana
- Romantic by Tetsuya Kakihara
- Know-it-all by Souichirou Hoshi
- Soldier by Daisuke Namikawa
- Big brother by Toshihiko Seki
- Kansai dialect by Masaya Onosaka
- Samurai by Hideyuki Tanaka
- Protagonist by Ai Maeda
- Fickle by Rina Satou
- Soft-spoken by Yui Ogura
- Upper class by Shiori Katsuta
- Flirtatious by Maaya Uchida
- Clumsy by Sumire Uesaka
- Soldier by Atsuko Tanaka
- Sultry by Ami Koshimizu
- Kansai dialect by Ryouko Shiraishi
- Cultured by Mariko Suzuki
Voice Actor Choices (English)
- Heroic by Yuri Lowenthal
- Rookie by Bryce Papenbrook
- Rebel by Keith Silverstein
- Studious by Robbie Daymond
- Joker by Ben Diskin
- Classic by Adam Howden
- Warrior by Dan Woren
- Heroic by Tara Platt
- Independent by Kira Buckland
- Mature by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (credited as Mary Elizabeth)
- Peppy by Cristina Valenzuela
- Joker by Kate Higgins
- Classic by Carina Reeves
- Soldier by Erin Fitzgerald
- Cross's age is never specified besides in the concept art. There is an option for Cross to claim to be underage in certain alcohol-related conversations with Frye.
- Cross's default avatar design is reminiscent of chaos from Xenosaga, specifically, his hairstyle.
- Cross is the only silent and customizable protagonist in the Xeno pan-series. Fei Fong Wong from Xenogears, Shion Uzuki from Xenosaga, Junior from Xenosaga 2, KOS-MOS from Xenosaga 3, Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles and Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are established characters with canon names, designs and personalities.
- Shintaro Asanuma, who provided the Avatar's Japanese male "Protagonist" voice, also voiced Shulk and Zanza in Japanese versions of the original Xenoblade Chronicles.
- Eiji Miyashita, who provided the Avatar's Japanese male "Hot-blooded" voice, also voiced Reyn in Japanese versions of the original Xenoblade Chronicles.
- Hideyuki Tanaka, who provided the Avatar's Japanese male "Samurai" voice, also voiced Jin Uzuki in Japanese versions of the original Xenosaga.
- Ai Maeda, who provided the Avatar's Japanese female "Protagonist" voice, also voiced Shion Uzuki in Japanese versions of the original Xenosaga.
- Shiori Katsuta, who provided the Avatar's Japanese female "Upper-class" voice, also voiced Melia in the Japanese versions of the original Xenoblade Chronicles.
- Mariko Suzuki, who provided the Avatar's Japanese female "Cultured" voice, also voiced KOS-MOS and T-elos in Japanese versions of the original Xenosaga.
- Yuri Lowenthal, who provided the Avatar's English male "Heroic" voice, also voiced Kevin Winnicot in English versions of the original Xenosaga Episode III.
- Adam Howden, who provided the Avatar's English male "Classic" voice, also voiced Shulk and Zanza in English versions of the original Xenoblade Chronicles.
- Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, who provided the Avatar's English female "Mature" voice, also voiced Doctus in English versions of the original Xenosaga.
- Carina Reeves, who provided the Avatar's English female "Classic" voice, also voiced Fiora in English versions of the original Xenoblade Chronicles.
- Erin Fitzgerald, who provided the Avatar's English female "Soldier" voice, also voiced Citrine, Abel, and Mai Magus in English versions of the original Xenosaga.
|Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles X|
|Playable Characters||Cross · Doug · Elma · Gwin · Irina · L · Lao · Lin|
|Recruitable Characters||Alexa · Bozé · Celica · Frye · H.B. · Hope · Mia · Murderess · Nagi · Phog · Yelv|
|Supporting Characters||Maurice · Rock · Tatsu · Vandham|
|Antagonists||Dagahn · Goetia · Luxaar · Ryyz|