​Doug Barrett ​is one of the eight main playable characters of Xenoblade Chronicles X. He is a Harrier and a member of the private military organization BLADE. He excels at all military skills, but is the most effective when it comes to piloting Skells. Doug is recruitable after Chapter 3.

Prior to Earth's destruction he was part of the Unified Government Forces Special Vehicle Guidance Squad (commonly called the Skell Squad) as Elma's subordinate. He has been Lao's comrade-in-arms since their days in the United States Army.


Doug is first seen when Cross and Elma witness him trying to pilot a malfunctioning Skell during a flight test. He ultimately crashes it, and Lin races to the scene in a car just after to assess the situation. Doug calls her out in frustration for clearing him to fly when the Skell was not ready, and greets Cross and Elma. After the introductions, Lin commands Doug to clean up the mess and joins the party as they head for BLADE Tower, much to Doug's annoyance. Later, Doug and Irina are selected to lead the Skell factions as the primary line of defense when the Ganglion invade New Los Angeles. Doug also greets Lao after he wakes up in the Mimeosome Maintenance Center, after having been confronted by the Ganglion earlier on. Afterwards Vandham, who suspects a spy is among their ranks, confronts Lao with a BLADE Team. It is then, after Doug, Elma, Cross, Lin, Tatsu, Irina, and Gwin arrive, that Lao reveals he is the Ganglion spy and steals the Prog Ares, with intention to give it to the Ganglion. Doug is also seen when almost all of BLADE is mobilized to secure the Lifehold Core, and he is among the party that enters Central Life to participate in the final battles against Luxaar and his comrade-in-arms, Lao, who has transformed into a Chimera against his will.

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