List of Mega Man characters
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- 1 Main characters
- 2 Supporting characters
- 2.1 Auto
- 2.2 Beat
- 2.3 Bio-Devil
- 2.4 Sniper Joe
- 2.5 Dr. Cossack
- 2.6 Duo
- 2.7 Eddie
- 2.8 Kalinka
- 2.9 King
- 2.10 Stardroids
- 2.11 Mega Man Killers
- 2.12 Met
- 2.13 Reggae
- 2.14 Robot Masters
- 2.14.1 Mega Man 1/Mega Man Powered Up Robot Masters
- 2.14.2 Mega Man 2 Robot Masters
- 2.14.3 Mega Man 3 Robot Masters
- 2.14.4 Mega Man 4 Robot Masters
- 2.14.5 Mega Man 5 Robot Masters
- 2.14.6 Mega Man 6 Robot Masters
- 2.14.7 Mega Man 7 Robot Masters
- 2.14.8 Mega Man 8 Robot Masters
- 2.14.9 Mega Man 9 Robot Masters
- 2.14.10 Mega Man 10 Robot Masters
- 2.14.11 Mega Man 11 Robot Masters
- 2.14.12 Mega Man Advance Robot Masters
- 2.14.13 Mega Man Advance 2 Robot Masters
- 2.14.14 Mega Man Advance 3 Robot Masters
- 2.15 Tango
- 2.16 Treble
- 3 Mega Man X characters
- 3.1 Maverick Hunters
- 3.2 Mavericks
- 3.2.1 Sigma
- 3.2.2 Vile
- 3.2.3 X-Hunters
- 3.2.4 Dr. Doppler
- 3.2.5 Nightmare Police
- 3.2.6 Double
- 3.2.7 Dynamo
- 3.2.8 Gate
- 3.2.9 Isoc
- 3.2.10 High Max
- 3.2.11 Red
- 3.2.12 Lumine
- 3.2.13 Maverick Bosses
- 4 Mega Man Battle Network characters
- 4.1 Protagonists
- 4.2 Antagonists
- 4.2.1 WWW (World Three)
- 4.2.2 NetMafia Gospel
- 4.2.3 Nebula
- 4.2.4 Duo.EXE
- 4.2.5 Cybeasts
- 4.2.6 Bass.EXE
- 4.3 Other characters
- 5 References
Mega Man, known in Japan as Rockman (ロックマン Rokkuman) is the hero of the games, created by Dr. Light, with assistance from Dr. Wily. Originally created as a lab assistant named "Rock", he was modified for battle after the disgruntled Dr. Wily reprogrammed the original Robot Masters. Due to his Variable Weapons System, he can copy the weapon of any Robot Master he defeats in combat and use it as his own. This ability can also be used by Protoman and Bass.
Doctor Thomas Light, known in Japan as Doctor Thomas Right (トーマス・ライト Tōmasu Raito), is depicted as an aged scientist, who is a peerless roboticist. He is the creator of protagonist Mega Man and several other robots, and can be considered the father of Mega Man, Roll, and Proto Man. While a pacifist, he reluctantly recognizes that the use of force can be a necessity. He plays a supporting role, often developing and distributing new gear. In the Mega Man X series, set 100 years after the original series, Dr. Light resumes his supporting role through enhancement capsules that contain upgrades to X's systems together with messages relayed by silver/blue, slightly translucent holographic projections of the deceased scientist. He also appears in the "Navi Mode" of Mega Man and Mega Man 6 in the Mega Man Anniversary Collection to provide gameplay hints to Mega Man.
Introduced in the first Mega Man game, Doctor Albert W. Wily (Dr.ワイリー Dokutā Wairī) is a mad scientist who was originally Dr. Light's partner, and helped him create a series of humanoid robots to help mankind, such as the boy robot Rock and the construction robot Guts Man, though the world ignored his contribution. Out of jealousy for Light, he reprogrammed the robots, with the exception of Rock, to assist him in taking over the world. He was however defeated by Rock, who voluntarily upgraded to the combat robot "Mega Man". Wily returned as the antagonist in subsequent titles of the main series with a different scheme each time, only to be defeated and surrender to Mega Man at the end.
Wily has also been instrumental in the backgrounds of other characters in the series. He repaired the prototype for Mega Man, "Proto Man", and in Mega Man 7 used what he learned during the process to create his answer to Light's work, Bass. After Bass proved to be unreliable, Wily refined his design, creating the robot Zero. Zero would appear in the Mega Man X and Mega Man Zero games as a hero working alongside Light's last creation, "X". Though Wily died prior to the X series, his legacy continued through a virus initially carried by Zero and transferred to Sigma, creating the X series antagonist "Sigma Virus", along with all the Mavericks.
Dr. Wily ranked sixth on IGN's Top 10 Video Game Characters who should die along with his nemesis, Dr. Light. IGN editor Colin Moriarty stated that while their rivalry may have been fascinating for over 20 years, they need to go so the core series may advance. However, several Mega Man series (X, Zero, ZX) take place long after the death of both doctors.
While Dr. Light's Mega Man Battle Network (a series set in an alternate timeline where network technology flourished instead of robotics) counterpart is an entirely different character, Dr. Wily's counterpart, Lord Wily, is biologically identical to that of the original series. This Wily actually turns good by the end of the series, while, through the Maverick Virus, the prime Wily continues to cause catastrophic events long after his death.
Proto Man, known as Blues (ブルース Burūsu) in Japan, is the early prototype of Mega Man that made his first appearance in Mega Man 3, under the name of Break Man, to help train Mega Man by fighting him. Beyond their armor and personality, Proto Man and Mega Man are supposedly identical. However, at the end of Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, it is revealed by Dr. Light that Proto Man's body has a fatal defect in its energy system, and as a result, is in great pain and has a more limited lifespan. He also appears in the "Navi Mode" of Mega Man 3 in the Mega Man Anniversary Collection to provide gameplay hints to Mega Man.
Bass, Forte (フォルテ Forute) in Japan, is a robot designed by Dr. Wily. He was constructed based on research conducted on Mega Man with the intention of matching his power. Wily makes mention of discovering the energy that powers Bass, Bassnium, the most powerful form of energy on Earth, entirely by mistake. Despite being created by Wily and being more competent in his abilities, Bass frequently rebels against his creator when he feels Wily is standing between him and defeating Mega Man. He desires to defeat Mega Man and be acknowledged as the world's strongest robot. Though he wants to defeat Mega Man, Bass has worked together with him against a common enemy, though usually for his own purposes.
Bass's weapon is the powerful Bass Buster, which functioned similarly to the Mega Buster for his introduction in Mega Man 7, albeit with slightly different shots. As of Mega Man & Bass, however, the Bass Buster has lost its ability to charge its shots in favor of a drastically increased rate of fire and ability to fire upwards and diagonally. Unlike the Mega Buster, the bullets do not travel through solid surfaces unless an upgrade is acquired and equipped. Like Mega Man and Proto Man, Bass can also copy the weapons of Robot Masters, his body changing colors to reflect the weapon currently equipped. He can also combine with his robotic wolf Treble (ゴスペル Gosuperu, Gospel) for the Treble Boost, allowing Bass to take flight and shoot more powerful projectiles from his buster.
Save for a cameo showing a schematic of Bass, Bass is absent in Mega Man 9. His absence was not explained, although according to the booklet that came with the Rockman 9 Arranged Album, Bass was undergoing some adjustments. He is playable in Mega Man 10, retaining his dash and rapid-fire, multi-directional arm cannon capabilities (though not his double jump), if additional downloadable content is purchased for the game. In the game's re-release as part of Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, Bass is instead unlocked by either completing the game or by using the secret code at the title screen of Mega Man 10.
In Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, Zero makes a cameo appearance, and Wily says that it is a creation that will surpass even Bass itself. Bass says that he will destroy this creation, and that no other robot is more powerful than he is. It's not explained what happened to Bass before the events of Mega Man X.
The character is named after the musical term bass (// not //). However, in the Mega Man 8 intro, Mega Man mispronounces his name like the fish rather than like the musical term. The name is likely related to the rock 'n' roll theme of Rockman and Roll.
Roll (ロール Rōru) is a female robot designed for housekeeping instead of fighting. She is the younger "sister" of Mega Man (in Japan known as Rock, a pun on the term rock and roll), and plays a supporting role in the first game, and plays a major role in the following games. She first appears very briefly during the ending of the very first game of the series. Her name was never mentioned until Mega Man 3, marking her return, where her entry in Dr. Light's robot list is shown during the ending. She also appears in the "Navi Mode" of Mega Man 2 in the Mega Man Anniversary Collection to provide gameplay hints to Mega Man.
She is usually depicted in a red outfit with blonde hair in a ponytail. In Mega Man 8, she wears a new black and red dress with red boots and a green ribbon tying her ponytail up. While she was not designed for fighting, she is a combatant in the fighting games, Marvel vs. Capcom and Marvel vs. Capcom 2. She fights similarly to Mega Man and has an external "Roll Buster." She also appears in the similar Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars, where she uses a different moveset that revolves around house cleaning. She is also a playable character in Mega Man Powered Up, where she uses a broom as a default weapon with her skill, the Roll Swing, which she uses to swing a close range weapon that deals a large amount of damage. Roll can be played in several unlockable outfits, each with its own variation of the broom weapon. Roll was supposed to be playable in Mega Man 2 with a "Roll Buster", but there wasn't enough space on the cartridge. There was also planned to be a co-op mode with Rock and Roll.
Alternate versions of Roll appear in two other Mega Man spinoff series: Roll Caskett in Mega Man Legends, and Roll.EXE in Mega Man Battle Network. Roll also appears in various other Mega Man media, including manga and the Mega Man cartoon. Curiously, she was omitted from Mega Man: Fully Charged and replaced with the new, human character Suna Light.
Rush (ラッシュ Rasshu) is a robotic dog belonging to Mega Man. He is introduced in Mega Man 3, and has appeared in many games since. Created by Dr. Light and Dr. Wily to be an all around support unit, Rush has the ability to transform into various forms. Rush Marine transforms Rush into a small, one-seated submarine, and Rush Jet transforms his legs into jet engines that let him take flight. Rush also has the Rush Coil, which is a spring that pops out of his back and helps Mega Man reach higher platforms that he normally can't access. Other games have him transform into a motorcycle and a drill car, and in the fourth and fifth Game Boy games as a spaceship. In later games, the Rush Adaptor allows Rush to attach himself to Mega Man, allowing him to float, shoot more powerful blasts, and launch his arms as projectiles. In a couple of games including Mega Man 7 and Mega Man 8, Rush can be used to obtain helpful items, such as health. Rush is seen as a Scooby-Doo like character in the Ruby Spears cartoon show. Popularly believed that the name of the character was another musical reference in homage of the band called Rush, but currently it is known that was inspired by another Capcom game named Rush & Crash. and the pronunciation of the name be similar to Lassie that is another dog character.
Auto (Rightot in Japan) was created by Dr. Light as a lab assistant, due to Rock being unable to fulfill that role after his adoption of the superhero identity "Mega Man". He is introduced in Mega Man 7, where he provides Mega Man with upgrades and parts. However, despite his relatively late introduction, it is implied that Auto has been around for some time. In Mega Man 8, Auto assists Mega Man in the Rush Jet scenes, using a rocket launcher as well as a propeller in his head that allows him to fly. He also appears in Mega Man & Bass, creating upgrades for the player in exchange for 'bolts' dropped by defeated enemies. He returns again in Mega Man 11 as Dr. Light's lab assistant, and helps Mega Man by creating new parts for him from bolts collected from enemies. He also made a cameo appearance (or a robot of very similar appearance to him) in CD versions of Mega Man X3, watching TV in the background of the FMV intro for Volt Catfish's stage, making him the only robot from the classic series to also be seen in the X series.
Beat is a robotic bird that has appeared in many Mega Man games. He was created by Dr. Cossack to provide additional support to Mega Man during the events of Mega Man 5. Several of the games require the player to obtain a certain number of Beat Plates in order to use Beat. Beat homes in on enemies, providing damage by slamming into them. He would perform the same function in Mega Man 6, however he would not attack bosses as he did in the previous game. In Mega Man 7, Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, and Mega Man 11, he rescues Mega Man from pits (and Proto Man in Mega Man 10) and in Mega Man 8, assists Mega Man during the Rush Jet scenes. He also provides Mega Man with an energy barrier in Mega Man & Bass. He assisted Duo and Proto Man as temporary invincibility powerups in Power Fighters.
The Bio Devil is a series of robots first created by Dr. Wily. Other versions appear in the various series of the Mega Man metaseries. All of the Bio-devils consist of a ball-shaped body with over-proportionate hands and feet. At the center of the body is a single, mechanical eye. This eye is what keeps the bio-devil together and is also its one and only weakness. Each utilizes its malleable body substance and brute strength to lash out at intruders. Each version has a different name, including the Yellow Devil, Green Devil, Black Devil, Rainbow Devil, Lava Devil, Twin Devil, Ra Devil (New Yellow Devil), and Block Devil.
In the American version these creatures are referred to as "Rock Monsters", a change made due to Nintendo's policies regarding religious figures and names. However, the "devil" names are used in more recent American releases. The Mega Man/Sonic the Hedgehog crossover produced by Archie Comics featured a being combining the Yellow Devil concept with Chaos: the Chaos Devil.
Sniper Joe is a biped mechaniloid used as infantry by Dr. Wily. It physically resembles a green Proto Man but instead with a head containing a full face black visor, more resembling a motorcycle helmet with a single red eye instead of sunglasses. It has no real intelligence, and simply blocks forward attacks with his shield, then shoots a number of shots from its arm cannon (The exact number of shots depends on the model of the Sniper Joe). It can also jump into the air, during which it lifts up its shield, leaving an opening for Mega Man to attack him. Mega Man can also damage him as he moves his shield out of the way directly before firing. In Mega Man 8 and Mega Man & Bass, the Joe Classic can also throw grenades that explode after a certain period of time. Sniper Joes are a recurring enemy throughout the classic series, and many of the numerous variants often involve a Sniper Joe operating machines such as walkers, gun turrets, even jet skis and helicopters. It is stated multiple times that Proto Man considers these abominations, probably since they are based upon him but with limited intelligence.
Other Joe models
|Category||Sniper Joe||Mech Joe||Hammer Joe||Skeleton Joe||Apache Joe||Crystal Joe||Jet Ski Joe||Cannon Joe||Grenade Joe|
|Game(s)||1, 2, 7, 9, 10,
MegaMan & Bass
|Type||Sentry||Mounted Sentry||Sentry||Sentry||Airborne Sentry||Sentry||Mobile Sentry||Mounted Sentry||Sentry|
|Mount Type||Hopping Mech||Helicopter||Jet Ski||Mounted
|Body Color||Green, Dark Green,
Red, Purple, Orange
|Mount Color (I/A)||Magenta,
|Projectiles||Standard Plasma||Standard Plasma||Ball and Chain||Bones||Fire Balls||Diamonds||Standard Plasma||Standard Plasma||Standard Plasma, |
|Shield Prevents Damage. Can also jump.||Shield Prevents Damage. Can shoot with shield up.||Can only be damaged when visor is up.||Will merely collapse with a normal shot, then reconfigure; can only be destroyed by a fully charged shot.||Flying and Hovering.||Cannot be damaged when forming Diamond.||Can sneak up on you.||None||Shield Prevents Damage. Can also Jump and even Duck.|
Dr. Mikhail Sergeyevich Cossack was a Russian colleague of Dr. Light. He appeared in Mega Man 4 as the main antagonist; however, it turns out he was being blackmailed, as Wily had kidnapped his daughter Kalinka. When Kalinka was rescued by Proto Man and the truth was revealed, Dr. Cossack turned on Wily and becomes an ally to Mega Man. He is the inventor of Beat and the Super Mega Buster, as well as numerous industrial and military robots. He also appears in the "Navi Mode" of Mega Man 5 in the Mega Man Anniversary Collection to provide gameplay hints to Mega Man.
Duo is a robot made on an alien planet, designed to eradicate "Evil Energy". Duo was formally introduced in Mega Man 8, chasing the adult stage of evil energy in its final form. After crashing to Earth, he is repaired by Dr. Light, and soon becomes an ally of Mega Man. After finally defeating the evil energy on Earth, he thanks Mega Man and leaves Earth to resume his search. He later appears in Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, which was actually released before Mega Man 8 (but set after it), Mega Man Battle & Chase, and Rockman Strategy.
The bulk of Duo's offensive abilities are attributed to his powerful left arm, with a fist nearly as large as his own torso, and his large spiked body. He attacks primarily by punching, though he is capable of using projectile weapons, the most powerful of which is a blast in the shape of his own hand. He also appears to have the same weapon copying abilities displayed by Mega Man, Proto Man, and Bass. As with them, his body changes color in accordance with the weapon he has equipped. Also, having been created for the purpose of destroying evil energy, he seems to have the unique ability to purge said energy from an infected victim's body, as demonstrated when saving Mega Man.
Eddie, also known as Flip Top, was created by Dr. Light as a "walking suitcase", usually sent to help Mega Man by providing random recovery items during the game. He is also able to fire bombs out of his head while assisting Mega Man in the Rush Jet sections of Mega Man 8. Eddie first appeared in Mega Man 4. Starting from Mega Man 7, Eddie only appears in the shop and no longer gives items to Mega Man.
Kalinka Cossack is Dr. Cossack's daughter, who was kidnapped by Proto Man (on Dr. Wily's orders) in order to force her father into declaring war against Mega Man on Wily's behalf. She was however rescued by Proto Man right before Mega Man managed to defeat Cossack in his citadel. Kalinka is not present in any other games in the series, but appears in the "Navi Mode" of Mega Man 4 in the Mega Man Anniversary Collection to provide gameplay hints to Mega Man.
Kalinka is named after the famous Russian song of the same name.
King is a powerful robot appearing in Mega Man and Bass that appeared to have free will and had decided to create a robot empire and wipe out humanity (similar to Sigma in the later Mega Man X series). In the game, Mega Man and Bass had to fight him and many robots that had "joined" him (two recurring from Mega Man 8). When either one finally defeats King, it's revealed that he had actually been programmed to form a rebellion along with the other robots (and thus didn't actually have free will) by Dr. Wily, at which point the player must then defeat Wily. While King is assumed dead, during the ending it is revealed that he survived and is now a wanderer, much like Proto Man. He then apologizes for his actions that he had caused and wishes to meet up with Mega Man peacefully.
King possesses an array of powerful weapons, including a shield that works a lot like Enker's, which is capable of absorbing almost any attack and firing it back in the form of a massive laser beam. His other primary weapon is a massive battle-axe capable of slicing even Proto Man in half with one hit. He also has the ability to merge with other vehicles to form King Jet Robo and King Tank Robo, the pentaultimate bosses of the game.
Stardroids (Space Rulers in Japan) are the alien robot masters that were featured in Mega Man V. Their true creator is unknown. Dr. Wily had activated them as part of his plans to dominate the Earth.
- Sunstar (Sungod in Japan) is the ancient robot Dr. Wily based his "Stardroid" designs on in Mega Man V. He was apparently built by an ancient alien civilization in the solar system that is long gone by the time Wily discovered him. These details suggest that Sunstar's creators are different from Duo's creators. When Mega Man finds Wily, he decides to activate Sunstar himself and orders him to destroy Mega Man. Instead, Sunstar reveals his independent nature by deciding to attack Wily, and then he decides that organic beings in general should be wiped out for creating so many weapons and attacks Mega Man for defending them. Sunstar is possibly the most powerful of the robots in the series (with the possible exception of Duo) as a single shot can disintegrate entire floors as demonstrated during the final battle and he was able to knock out Wily's UFO with a single shot. Upon defeating Sunstar, Mega Man helps bring him back to Dr. Light's lab and convince him that humans and robots can coexist peacefully, and while Sunstar would like to see that kind of world, he reveals that Mega Man has damaged his energy core and when he explodes, it'll take out the entire space fortress, and so Mega Man is forced to escape without him.
- Terra (Earth in Japan) is the first Stardroid that Mega Man encounters and the "Megaman Killer" of Mega Man V. Terra defeats him easily, since his Mega Buster cannot damage him until Dr. Light upgrades him with the Mega Arm (which replaces his standard charge shot with a grabbing attack). After Mega Man defeats the 8 other Stardroids, he encounters Terra again, this time with the ability to destroy him. His name is based on Earth and the third planet of Solar System. His main attack is the "Spark Chaser", a laser which can home in enemies and damage them multiple times. He can also teleport and fire a circle projectile that will freeze Mega Man. Terra's attitude towards Mega Man is not unlike that of Bass.
- Mercury is one of the first group of Stardroids. His name is based on the Roman messenger god of trade and the first planet of the solar system. His main attack is the "Grab Buster" ("Snatch Buster" in Japan), a projectile that can steal energy or power-ups from Mega Man and he can transform into liquid metal hopping in thrice and repeat the process. He can also steal power-ups and P-chips from careless players.
- Venus is in the first group of Stardroids. He is named after the Roman goddess of love and the second planet of the solar system. His main attack is the "Bubble Bomb", a weapon that behaves similarly to Burst Man's Danger Wrap from Mega Man 7. If it is small, it travels in one direction until it explodes, however large bubbles remain stationary explosive traps. His design is based off a crab and similar to that of Toad Man from Mega Man 4.
- Mars is in the first group of Stardroids. He is named after the Roman god of war and the fourth planet of the solar system. His main attack is the "Photon Missile", a powerful rocket that can tear through almost any enemy once up to speed. These are fired through a large launcher protruding from his head, similar to the rocket launcher Napalm Man from Mega Man 5 possesses. Also like Napalm Man, he is also equipped with autocannons for hands and shoulder-mounted missile batteries. Mars can also transform into a fully invulnerable tank and lay landmines while in this form. He is one of the more dangerous Stardroids.
- Neptune is in the first group of Stardroids. He is named after the Roman god of water and sea and the eighth planet of the solar system. His main attack is the "Salt Water", which resembles and is reminiscent of Toxic Seahorse's weapon (Acid Burst) from Mega Man X3. He jumps back and forth between walls causing corrosive water to drop down on Mega Man and uses his own attack whenever Mega Man gets near him.
- Jupiter is in the second group of Stardroids. He is based on the Roman supreme deity and the fifth planet of the solar system. His main attack is the "Electric Shock", a massive thunderbolt channeled through his body. When Mega Man acquires it, the weapon functions like a tazer. He can also fire electric sparks from his arms. Jupiter was originally designed with a high-yield electron bomb in his arsenal, however his fear of explosives led him to avoid using it. According to his CD data in Mega Man & Bass, he has a rivalry with Gyro Man, supported by his quote ("Clear my way, propeller scum!").
- Saturn is in the second group of Stardroids. He is based on the Roman god of agriculture and harvest and the sixth planet of the solar system. His main attack is the "Black Hole", summoned by the ring he carries. He can also use the ring as a powerful means of attack, stop time, and fire off rings of shots from his body. He is another rather dangerous Stardroid.
- Pluto is in the second group of Stardroids. He is named after the Roman god of the underworld and the most popularly well-known dwarf planet. His main attack is the "Break Dash", a rapid dash that can be performed on the ground or in midair and grants the user invulnerability while using it. He can also use his claws to fire off shockwaves and homing energy blasts. His style is similar to Neon Tiger in Mega Man X3. Slash Man from Mega Man 7 is revealed to be based on him.
- Uranus is in the second group of Stardroids and the strongest of the group. His name is based on the Greek mythological god of the skies, ancestor of gods, and the seventh planet of the solar system. His main attack is the "Deep Digger", which functions similarly to Guts Man's Super Arm from the original Mega Man in that it requires external ammunition in the form of special blocks to use. Uranus is so heavy he can cause massive cave-ins simply by jumping repeatedly. His defense is so incredibly tough that even a fully charged "Mega Arm" can deal only minimal damage.
Mega Man Killers
The Mega Man Killers are a series of robots appearing in the Game Boy series. The Mega Man Killers are robots created by Doctor Wily to destroy Mega Man, who in turn defeats each one of them and eventually foils Wily's most devious schemes. All of them reappear as bosses in Game Boy version of Mega Man V, and all of them also reappear as bosses in the DLC stages from Mega Man 10. All of them are named after notable music genres.
- Enker (RKN-001) is the Mega Man Killer of Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge. He wields a spiked bo staff, but his main attack is his "Mirror Buster", which allows him to absorb Mega Man's buster shots and fire them back through his staff (size dependent on the number of shots absorbed), though by doing this, he damages himself. In addition to the latter group appearances, Enker also appears in Wily & Right no RockBoard: That's Paradise, as the first fortress boss in Mega Man Soccer, and as the boss of the first DLC special stage in Mega Man 10. His name most likely comes from Enka, a Japanese musical genre.
- Punk (RKN-002) is the Mega Man Killer of Mega Man III. He is armed with the "Screw Crusher", a weapon that flings rolling blades at Mega Man, and he can also hurl himself after transforming to strike with his embedded blades. He is also the only Mega Man Killer to have a Battle Network counterpart, appearing in Mega Man Battle Network 3 as Mr. Famous' NetNavi. He reappears as the boss of the second DLC special stage in Mega Man 10. He is named after the Punk Rock musical genre.
- Ballade (RKN-003) is the Mega Man Killer of Mega Man IV. His weapon is the "Ballade Cracker", which can lay immobile timed mines and also fire small explosives from the tops of his arms. Ballade, after being defeated, seems to turn against Dr. Wily, and self-destructs to destroy a wall obstructing Mega Man, thus allowing Mega Man to escape back to Earth safely from Wily's space fortress. He also appears in Mega Man 10 as the boss of the third DLC special stage. His name is actually a modification of the word, Ballad.
- Quint is not a Mega Man Killer, but serves a similar role in Mega Man II. However, he does appear in Mega Man V after Enker is defeated. His weapon is a jackhammer/pogo stick amalgamation called "Sakugarne" which can attack his foes by digging into the ground and creating debris to fly up and hit Mega Man. He is a future version of Mega Man reprogrammed by Dr. Wily.
The Met (short for the Metall, Mettool, and Mettaur variants of the name), also known as "Hard Hat", is another flagship enemy of the series. Appearing in nearly every game, the average Met is a tiny construction robot wearing a disproportionately-sized hard hat with a "plus" sign marked on it. Mets usually wait below their helmet before attacking, as it is impervious to nearly all of Mega Man's weapons. They appear in the various series of the Mega Man metaseries, with many different variations and forms. In the original Mega Man, another common enemy character named the Picket Man, has a head similar to the Met, but with a full body, a shield, and a pickaxe. The Mets are a staple to the Mega Man series as the Goombas are to Super Mario Bros. The Mets appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as a collectable trophy in both versions, as well as being enemies in the 3DS exclusive Smash Run mode.
Reggae is a robotic bird who is the pet of Dr. Wily. He is featured in a drama CD featured only in Japan. He was featured in Wily & Right no RockBoard: That's Paradise (or RockBoard for short) and Rockman & Forte: Challenger From the Future as a weapon for Bass. His first cameo outside Japan is in Mega Man 7, where he appears if an invalid password is entered. He also appears as the shop keeper when playing as Bass in Mega Man 10. Archie Comic's adaptation of Mega Man has him play a more prominent role, usually mocking Dr. Wily's various failures in the "Short Circuits" section.
Robot Masters are a special kind of robot, mainly under the control of Dr. Wily, that possess a very advanced level of artificial intelligence. The system is jointly credited to Dr. Light and Dr. Wily, and most Robot Masters possess a unique identification code, consisting of a two-letter "series code" followed by one of N, No, or #, then a three-digit "serial number". They are generally humanoid in appearance, and they are often designed with specific purposes and human-like personalities and quirks. The list below is of the first six Robot Masters that were built by Dr. Light and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily, as well as two more that were retconned in Mega Man Powered Up so as to be consistent with other Mega Man games.
Mega Man 1/Mega Man Powered Up Robot Masters
These Robot Masters were created by Dr. Light and were reprogrammed by Dr. Wily to serve him:
|Series Number||Japanese Name||Short Description||Weapon|
|DLN-003 Cut Man||Cut Man
|Cut Man was originally designed for land reclamation work; particularly deforestation. His battle abilities center on his advanced jumping abilities and the pair of boomerang-like shears on his head. As revealed in Mega Man: Powered Up, he is easily fooled, and can turn his scissors into a more shuriken-like weapon. Cut Man also made a prominent cameo in the Captain N: The Game Master episode "Mega Trouble for Megaland", he appears in the Mega Man cartoon as Dr. Wily's henchman, and he has a cameo appearance in the Sega Saturn version of Mega Man 8 as well as Mega Man X8 in Optic Sunflower's stage if certain conditions are met.||Rolling Cutter|
(ローリングカッター, Rōringu Kattā)
|DLN-004 Guts Man||Guts Man
|Guts Man was also designed for land reclamation work, but was created specifically for construction of public works. By far the strongest of any robot, Gutsman is able to lift objects of up to 80 tons over his head and hurl them at his foe with startling accuracy. In Mega Man: Powered Up, he's a little dim-witted, but always well-meaning robot. He appears in the cartoon series as the stereotypical strong-arm, "dumb-as-a-sack-of-hammers" henchman of Dr. Wily.||Super Arm |
(スーパーアーム, Sūpā Āmu)
|DLN-005 Ice Man||Ice Man
|Originally designed for the exploration and mapping of regions far below the temperature that humans can withstand, Ice Man also supervises transportation of supplies to various research teams on the continent. Afterwards, he got the job of transporting materials in frozen food warehouses. He has the ability to shoot waves of super-chilled air from his mouth which is laced with liquid nitrogen, that then crystallizes into a projectile. Mega Man: Powered Up reveals Ice Man to possibly have a dissociative identity disorder, and his personality is like that of a soldier (and his commanding officer). Ice Man resembles a hooded Inuit.||Ice Slasher |
(アイススラッシャー, Aisu Surasshā)
|DLN-006 Bomb Man||Bomb Man
|Bomb Man was also designed for land reclamation work. He and Guts Man were originally intended to work as a pair, with Guts Man functioning as a foreman. He can make various forms of explosives, most of which are deadly. His personality is one of a pyromaniac and it's hinted that he's as unstable as his explosives (his battle cry, "BOMBS!," only furthers this suspicion). Bomb Man is an orange robot with a black spherical body and red mohawk head.||Hyper Bomb |
(ハイパーボム, Haipā Bomu)
|DLN-007 Fire Man||Fire Man
|Fire Man was designed for waste management work; in particular, incineration. He can withstand temperatures in excess of 8000 °C and can generate an exorbitant amount of heat. Fire Man attacks by surrounding himself in a circle of flame and shooting balls of fire with impressive destructive properties; in Mega Man: Powered Up his weapon is severely limited if the flames atop his head are extinguished. Fire Man possesses a strong Texas accent and a strong sense of justice, often alluding that the "fires of justice burn hot," and, while he exhibits pyromaniacal traits, they are not as pronounced as Bomb Man's. Fire Man is a red and gray robot with a torch-like head.||Fire Storm |
(ファイヤーストーム, Faiyā Sutūmu)
|DLN-008 Elec Man||Elec Man
|Elec Man was designed to oversee and control atomic energy power plants. At the time of his creation, Elec Man was often hailed as Dr. Light's greatest creation and boasts superhuman calculation speed and razor-sharp judgement, as well as a physical agility that would not be matched for some time. He is very conceited and egotistical, but is otherwise very responsible and competent. His mode of attack centers around his Thunder Beam, a devastating focused blast of electricity topping 6000 volts. In Mega Man: Powered Up his thunder beam was changed to more resemble Cloud Man's Thunder Strike and he gained the ability to call thunder blasts from the ceiling. Elec Man is a black and yellow robot with a yellow mask capped by a lightning bolt around his eyes. Elec Man appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as an Assist Trophy.||Thunder Beam |
(サンダービーム, Sandā Bīmu)
|DLN-00A Time Man||Time Man
|Time Man is a prototype and Dr. Light's first experiment with time manipulation and travel. However, his power source only allowed him to accelerate himself a which made things around him appear to slow down. He also gains the ability to shoot purple clock hands made of energy in Mega Man: Powered Up to give him some offensive power. If he is the player's character, then this modification is made by Dr. Light; otherwise, it is done by Dr. Wily. Time Man's body is purple, with a clock in the center of his torso. His head has a pair of bells that resemble those on an old-fashioned alarm clock.||Time Slow|
(タイムスロー, Taimu Surō)
|DLN-00B Oil Man||Oil Man
|Oil Man was originally a maintenance robot designed to lube and restore rusted parts on his fellow Robot Masters. His Oil Slider can either be shot at an enemy or ridden like a surfboard and used to stomp or run over enemies. However, both forms are extremely weak. Oil Man has a body the color of oil and large, pink lips.||Oil Slider|
(オイルスライダー, Oiru Suraidā)
Mega Man 2 Robot Masters
These Robot Masters were created by Dr. Wily:
|Series Number||Japanese Name||Short Description||Weapon|
|DWN-009 Metal Man||Metal Man
|As the first Robot Master built by Dr. Wily, Metal Man was based off of Cut Man's design. His attack is Metal Blade where he throws circular metal blades made of ceramic titanium.||Metal Blade|
|DWN-010 Air Man||Air Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Air Man has his face built into his torso and can use the propeller in his torso to do wind attacks. His Air Shooter enables him to shoot a barrage of tornadoes.||Air Shooter|
|DWN-011 Bubble Man||Bubble Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Bubble Man is built for underwater combat. However, a defect in his systems causes Bubble Man to be unable to walk on land. His Bubble Lead can be shot from his arm.||Bubble Lead|
|DWN-012 Quick Man||Quick Man
|Created by Dr. Wily who used Elec Man's design as a basis, Quick Man is made of lightweight materials that enable him to move at super-speed. His Quick Boomerang can be fired from the launcher on his right arm.||Quick Boomerang|
|DWN-013 Crash Man||Crash Man
|Created by Dr. Wily who used the designs of Bomb Man and Guts Man as a basis, Crash Man (also called Clash Man) has thick armor that can withstand explosions. His Crash Bomber can attack to anything before exploding.||Crash Bomber|
|DWN-014 Flash Man||Flash Man
||Created by Dr. Wily to challenge the everlasting idea to control time, Flash Man's Time Stopper can stop time for a brief period which he often uses when he does his occasional pranks.||Time Stopper|
|DWN-015 Heat Man||Heat Man
|Created by Dr. Wily who used the designs of Fire Man as a basis, Heat Man has a body that is shaped like a Zippo lighter and can be resistant to high sources of heat. His Atomic Fire can be charged to produce bursts of fire at temperatures of up to 12,000 degrees Celsius (21,632 degrees Fahrenheit).||Atomic Fire|
|DWN-016 Wood Man||Wood Man
|Created by Dr. Wily who used the wood of the hinoki cypress, Wood Man is a Robot Master who is almost completly made of wood and his friendly to his robotic animal robots like the ones on his stage. His Leaf Shield can be used to protect himself and use them as a weapon.||Leaf Shield|
Mega Man 3 Robot Masters
Most of the Robot Masters listed here were created by Dr. Light and Dr. Wily at the time of their truce.
|Series Number||Japanese Name||Short Description||Weapon|
|DWN-017 Needle Man||Needle Man
|Created by Dr. Light and Dr. Wily using the aspects of Metal Man's combat programming, Needle Man's purpose was to work in the energy mines by breaking through it's rocks. His Needle Cannon enables him to shoot needles that are sharp enought to pierce 10-inch thick stones.||Needle Cannon|
|DWN-018 Magnet Man||Magnet Man
|Created by Dr. Light and Dr. Wily, Magnet Man is a magnetic robot who is often needed to be kept away from floppy disks and any other storage mediums to keep from accidentally corrupting them. His Magnet Missile can home in on any enemies.||Magnet Missile|
|DWN-019 Gemini Man||Gemini Man
||Created by Dr. Light and Dr. Wily, Gemini Man can create holographic copies of himself. His Gemini Laser is fast and reflective.||Gemini Laser|
|DWN-020 Hard Man||Hard Man
|Created by Dr. Light and Dr. Wily, Hard Man has a body made of ceratanium which makes him durable and also makes him heavy. His Hard Knuckle can detach and be shot out towards his opponents.||Hard Knuckle|
|DWN-021 Top Man||Top Man
|Created by Dr. Light and Dr. Wily, Top Man was used to search other plans for Energy Elements like the ones needed to build Gamma. His Top Spin enables him to rotate at high speeds.||Top Spin|
|DWN-022 Snake Man||Snake Man
|Created by Dr. Light and Dr. Wily, Snake Man was created to investigate narrow areas and survey topography on uninhabited planets. His Search Snake enables him to shoot snake-like missiles that move across the ground and up the walls.||Search Snake|
|DWN-023 Spark Man||Spark Man
|Created by Dr. Light and Dr. Wily to charge anything with electricity, Spark Man is a spark plug-resembling robot with two high voltage electrodes for hands. His Spark Shot enables him to fire shots of electricity in different directions.||Spark Shot|
|DWN-024 Shadow Man||Shadow Man
|Created by an unknown creator and reactivated by Dr. Wily, Shadow Man is a ninja-themed Robot Master. His Shadow Blade enables him to throw a shuriken at his enemies.||Shadow Blade|
Mega Man 4 Robot Masters
These Robot Masters were created by Dr. Cossack and controlled by Dr. Wily.
|Series Number||Japanese Name||Short Description||Weapon|
|DWN-025 Bright Man||Bright Man
|Created by Dr. Cossack, Bright Man was originally built to explore dark areas before being reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Flash Stopper can emit a bright light beam.||Flash Stopper|
|DWN-026 Toad Man||Toad Man
|Created by Dr. Cossack, Toad Man was originally built to help in the irragation of crops during a drought before being reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Rain Flush that was developed on his rain-making technology can create acid rain.||Rain Flush|
|DWN-027 Drill Man||Drill Man
|Created by Dr. Cossack, Drill Man was originally built to dig at construction sites before being reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Drill Bomb can launch explosive drills.||Drill Bomb|
|DWN-028 Pharaoh Man||Pharaoh Man
|Created by Dr. Cossack, Pharaoh Man was originally built to explore the dark pyarmids before being reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Pharaoh Shot is a sphere that is charged with solar energy.||Pharaoh Shot|
|DWN-029 Ring Man||Ring Man
|Created by Dr. Cossack, Ring Man was originally built for fighting before being reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Ring Boomerang can hit a lot of targets.||Ring Boomerang|
|DWN-030 Dust Man||Dust Man
|Created by Dr. Cossack, Dust Man was originally built for sanitation before being reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Dust Crusher enables him to shoot out a bomb that is encased in scrap metal debris.||Dust Crusher|
|DWN-031 Dive Man||Dive Man
|Created by Dr. Cossack, Dive Man has the A.I. functions of a submarine even when he was reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Dive Missle can home in on his opponents.||Dive Missile|
|DWN-032 Skull Man||Skull Man
|Created by Dr. Cossack, Skull Man was originally built for offensive and defensive combat even when he was reprogrammedd by Dr. Wily. His Skull Barrier enables him to generate a skull-shaped energy shield.||Skull Barrier|
Mega Man 5 Robot Masters
Dr. Wily created these Robot Masters in his next attempt to take over the world.
|Series Number||Japanese Name||Short Description||Weapon|
|DWN-033 GravityMan||Gravity Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Gravity Man uses a unit in his body to control gravity. His Gravity Hold can manipulate the gravity of anyone.||Gravity Hold|
|DWN-034 Wave Man||Wave Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Wave Man was tasked to take over the water quality administration. His Water Wave can produced pressurized water.||Water Wave|
|DWN-035 Stone Man||Stone Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Stone Man was tasked to assist Gyro Man into taking over a hanging garden. His Power Stone can form stone circles around him that can bash anything in their path.||Power Stone|
|DWN-036 Gyro Man||Gyro Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Gyro Man was tasked to take over a hanging garden and obtain money from the admission fee. His Gyro Attack can emit small propeller-shaped blades that can move in any direction.||Gyro Attack|
|DWN-037 Star Man||Star Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Star Man was tasked to take over an abandoned satellite base that was orbiting Earth. His Star Crash creates a star-shaped energy barrier around him that can be thrown at his enemies.||Star Crash|
|DWN-038 Charge Man||Charge Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Charge Man was tasked to guard the shipments that are en route to Dr. Wily's occupied areas. His Charge Kick can enable him to create shockwaves.||Charge Kick|
|DWN-039 Napalm Man||Napalm Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Napalm Man was tasked to protect Dr. Wily's secret weapons factory. His Napalm Bomb sends out a bomb that explodes upon contact.||Napalm Bomb|
|DWN-040 Crystal Man||Crystal Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Crystal Man was tasked to finance Dr. Wily's operations. His Crystal Eye enables him to shoot a barrage of crystal orbs.||Crystal Eye|
Mega Man 6 Robot Masters
These Robot Masters were created for the First Annual Robot Tournament and were reprogrammed by Dr. Wily in the alias of Mr. X.
|Series Number||Japanese Name||Short Description||Weapon|
|DWN-041 Blizzard Man||Blizzard Man
|Originally created to monitor the weather in Antarctica, Blizzard Man had his meteorological equipment replaced with equipment that enables him to produce ice and snow. Mr. X reprogrammed Blizzard Man to serve him. His Blizzard Attack can produce ice crystals.||Blizzard Attack|
|DWN-042 Centaur Man||Centaur Man
|Originally created to work as an archaeological tour guide, Centaur Man was modified for combat. Mr. X reprogrammed Centaur Man to serve him. His Centaur Flash can cause space distortions.||Centaur Flash|
|DWN-043 Flame Man||Flame Man
|Originally created to generate a large amount of thermal power, Flame Man was modified for combat where he can do fire attacks. Mr. X reprogrammed Flame Man to serve him. His Flame Blast can scorch his opponents with flames that he can erupt from the ground.||Flame Blast|
|DWN-044 Knight Man||Knight Man
|Originally created for combat, Knight Man is said to have defeated 1,000 robots in his duels. Mr. X reprogrammed Knight Man to serve him. His Knight Crusher sends his flail out in huge distances and has a huge strike on anything it hits.||Knight Crusher|
|DWN-045 Plant Man||Plant Man
|Originally created as a keeper for a botanical garden, Plant Man became the mascot of the botanical garden and is said to talk to plants. Mr. X reprogrammed Plant Man to serve him. His Plant Barrier creates a barrier that takes the form of spotted flower petals.||Plant Barrier|
|DWN-046 Tomahawk Man||Tomahawk Man
|Originally created for the First Annual Robot Tournament, Tomahawk Man was reprogrammed by Mr. X to serve him. His Silver Tomahawk enables him to throw his tomahawk at his opponents.||Tomahawk|
|DWN-047 Wind Man||Wind Man
|Originally created to work in agriculture, Wind Man was tasked to help with the harvest. Mr. X was reprogrammed by Mr. X to serve him. His Wind Storm can generate powerful winds.||Wind Storm|
|DWN-048 Yamato Man||Yamato Man
||Originally created for the First Annual Robot Tournament, Yamato Man was reprogrammed by Mr. X to serve him. His Yamato Spear can be shot out to pierce his targets.||Yamato Spear|
Mega Man 7 Robot Masters
Four of the robots were created by Dr. Wily to activate and find him if he is not there to activate a certain code to keep them stasis. These robots activated during the time when Dr. Wily was in prison. After his escape, Dr. Wily obtained four more robots to serve him.
|Series Number||Japanese Name||Short Description||Weapon|
|DWN-049 Freeze Man||Freeze Man
|Freeze Man was originally built as a prototype robot for non-polluting energy before being upgraded by Dr. Wily. His Freeze Cracker is a snowflake-shaped projectile.||Freeze Cracker|
|DWN-050 Junk Man||Junk Man
|Junk Man was created by Dr. Wily to help him search for spare parts for his robots. As Junk Man was made from old robot parts, electromagnetic forces were used to hold his parts together. His Junk Shield can pull piles of junk towards him and be used to attack his opponents.|
|DWN-051 Burst Man||Burst Man
|Originally created to guard a chemical plant in Edo City, Burst Man was stolen, modified, and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily to serve him. His Danger Wrap can emit a bubble with a bomb in it to trap his opponents.||Danger Wrap|
|DWN-052 Cloud Man||Cloud Man
|Originally created as a weather-controlling robot, Cloud Man was stolen, modified, and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily to serve him. His Thunder Bolt enables him to shoot electricity towards his opponents.||Thunder Bolt|
|DWN-053 Spring Man||Spring Man
|Spring Man was created by Dr. Wily where 1,000 springs were used to make him. His Wild Coil enables him to launch spring weapons at his opponents.||Wild Coil|
|DWN-054 Slash Man||Slash Man
|Slash Man was created by Dr. Wily to clear the forests for the construction of his base. His Slash Claw enables him to slash his opponents with his wave-like cutting attack.||Slash Claw|
|DWN-055 Shade Man||Shade Man
|Originally created as an amusement park attraction, Shade Man was stolen, modified, and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily to serve him. His Noise Crush sends out a destructive sound wave.||Noise Crush|
|DWN-056 Turbo Man||Turbo Man
|Dr. Wily used parts of his old dragster to create Turbo Man who ran on petrol. Turbo Man can turn into a car. His Scorch Wheel is a wheel-shaped fire that rolls along the ground.||Scorch Wheel|
Mega Man 8 Robot Masters
Some of the Robot Masters were created by Dr. Wily while the others were stolen and repurposed by him.
|Series Number||Japanese Name||Short Description||Weapon|
|DWN-057 Tengu Man||Tengu Man
|Originally built as an experimental robot that can generate artificial typhoons, Tengu Man was stolen, modified, and reprogrammed to serve Doctor Wily. His Tornado Hold can trap his opponents in his whirlwinds. Tengu Man later served King in Mega Man & Bass. This time, he wields the Tengu Blade which can be used to slash his opponents.||Tornado Hold|
|DWN-058 Astro Man||Astro Man
|Originally built to work in a planetarium, Astro Man was stolen, modified, and reprogrammed to serve Doctor Wily. His Astro Crush can rain down a meteor storm. Astro Man later served King in Mega Man & Bass. This time, he wields the Copy Vision that creates a holographic double that attacks.||Astro Crush|
|DWN-059 Sword Man||Sword Man
|Dr. Wily stole an ancient sword from a museum and created Sword Man to wield it. Unfortunately, Sword Man's sword was really heavy, so the upper and lower parts of his body was fitted with an anti-gravitational device to stabilize him. As a result, both halves of Sword Man's body can act independently to improve his balance. His Flame Sword enables him to engulf his sword in fire.||Flame Sword|
|DWN-060 Clown Man||Clown Man
|Originally designed for an amusement park, Clown Man was stolen, modified, and reprogrammed to serve Dr. Wily. His Thunder Claw can launch an elastic beam of electricity.||Thunder Claw|
|DWN-061 Search Man||Search Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Search Man is a two-headed robot that is designed like a camouflaged soldier. While Dr. Wily gave Search Man a second head as a play on "two heads are better than one," he forgot to add personality chips to each of the heads causing them to stick to one personality chip that switched between the heads. His Homing Sniper can launch missiles that lock on to his opponents.||Homing Sniper|
|DWN-062 Frost Man||Frost Man
|Created by Dr. Wily from the leftover parts of Clown Man, Frost Man is one of the largest Robot Masters who has enhanced strength. His Ice Wave can send a surge of freezing cold across the ground.||Ice Wave|
|DWN-062 Grenade Man||Grenade Man
|Created by Dr. Wily, Grenade Man enjoys using his explosives to cause anyone pain. His Flash Bombs can give off a bright explosion when launched.||Flash Bomb|
|DWN-063 Aqua Man||Aqua Man
||Originally designed to work in the waterworks bureau as a way to manage the water, Aqua Man was stolen, reprogrammed, and modified to serve Dr. Wily. His Water Balloon can launch heavy spheres of water against his opponents.||Water Balloon|
Mega Man 9 Robot Masters
These Robot Masters were created by Dr. Light and were tricked by Dr. Wily into serving him who saved them from being scrapped after their period of use had expired.
|Series Number||Japanese Name||Short Description||Weapon|
|DLN-065 Concrete Man||Concrete Man
|Created by Dr. Light, Concrete Man is a construction robot that was used to oversee the construction of a dam until he was spared from being scrapped and tricked by Dr. Wily into serving him. His Concrete Shot enables him to shoot a block of concrete that can shatter against anything upon impact. During the credits, Concrete Man was seen in a picture chasing after Dr. Wily for what he made him and the other robots do.||Concrete Shot|
|DLN-066 Tornado Man||Tornado Man
(トルネードマン Torunēdo Man)
|Created by Dr. Light, Tornado Man was used to stave off powerful storms while working at a weather regulation facility until he was spared from being scrapped and tricked by Dr. Wily into serving him. His Tornado Blow can send tornadoes off in many directions. During the credits, Tornado Man was seen in a picture looking at the sky with Mega Man.||Tornado Blow|
|DLN-067 Splash Woman||Splash Woman
(スプラッシュウーマン Supurasshu Ūoman)
|Created by Dr. Light, Splash Woman is the first female Robot Master with a mermaid-like appearance who was built to save people from sinking ships until she was spared from being scrapped and tricked by Dr. Wily into serving him. Her Laser Trident can emit a trident-shaped laser. During the credits, Splash Woman was seen in a picture with Auto on the beach as Auto takes a picture of her.||Laser Trident|
|DLN-068 Plug Man||Plug Man
(プラグマン Puragu Man)
|Created by Dr. Light, Plug Man was used to inspect the quality control in a television factory where he inspected every unit until he was spared from being scrapped and tricked by Dr. Wily into serving him. His Plug Ball shoots out spark balls that travel across the terrain to shock opponents. During the credits, Plug Man was seen in a picture going shopping with Rush.||Plug Ball|
|DLN-069 Jewel Man||Jewel Man
(ジュエルマン Jueru Man)
|Created by Dr. Light, Jewel Man was used to work in a diamond mine where he cut and polished rocks with dexterity until he was spared from being scrapped and tricked by Dr. Wily into serving him. His Jewel Satellite surrounds him with jewels and be used as a projectile. During the credits, Jewel Man was seen in a picture that shows in a mine with Roll as he shows her a jewel that he found.||Jewel Satellite|
|DLN-070 Hornet Man||Hornet Man
|Created by Dr. Light, Hornet Man was used to oversee a flower park by having the flowers pollinated until he was spared from being scrapped and tricked by Dr. Wily into serving him. His Hornet Chaser shoots robotic bees to sting opponents. During the end credits, Hornet Man was seen in a picture tending to his garden with Beat present.||Hornet Chaser|
|DLN-071 Magma Man||Magma Man
(マグママン Maguma Man)
|Created by Dr. Light, Magma Man was used to oversee safety operations and manage a geothermal plant until he was spared from being scrapped and tricked by Dr. Wily into serving him. His Magma Bazooka fires three hot magma balls. During the credits, Magma Man was seen in the picture warming up Dr. Light's bathing oil drum.||Magma Bazooka|
|DLN-072 Galaxy Man||Galaxy Man
|Created by Dr. Light, Galaxy Man is a UFO-themed robot who can transform into a UFO and was used to work at a space research center to calculate the trajectory of robots until he was spared from being scrapped and tricked by Dr. Wily into serving him. His Black Hole Bomb can fire a small orb that turns into a black hole upon exploding. During the credits, Galaxy Man was seen in a picture flying towards the sun in his UFO form as Proto Man watches him from a distance.||Black Hole Bomb|
Mega Man 10 Robot Masters
These following Robot Masters contracted Roboenza as Mega Man had to salvage parts of them to help Dr. Light find a cure for Roboenza.
|Series Number||Japanese Name||Short Description||Weapon|
|DWN-073 Blade Man||Blade Man
|Blade Man was a tour guide to an ancient castle before contracting Roboenza. His Triple Blade fires three blades in different directions.||Triple Blade|
|DWN-074 Pump Man||Pump Man
(ポンプマン Ponpu Man)
|Pump Man worked at a waste water treatment plant as well as washing off any grafitti he finds before contracting Roboenza. His Water Shield can create a shield of droplets and release them in different directions.||Water Shield|
|DWN-075 Commando Man||Commando Man
(コマンドマン Komando Man)
|Commando Man worked as a mine-sweeping robot that remote-detonated the mines before contracting Roboenza. His Commando Bomb fires out a missile that travels a straight path.||Commando Bomb|
|DWN-076 Chill Man||Chill Man
|Chill Man worked as an arctic nature observation robot who looked out for melting glaciers caused by global warming until he contracted Roboenza. His Chill Spike fires a gel that freezes when it hits a surface and sends icy spikes towards his opponents.||Chill Spike|
|DWN-077 Sheep Man||Sheep Man
|Sheep Man worked as a sheep-herding robot and then static resistance test division. Before he can change jobs after noticing his wool getting filled with static, Sheep Man contracted Roboenza. His Thunder Wool emits a wool-shaped cloud that brings down thunderbolts.||Thunder Wool|
|DWN-078 Strike Man||Strike Man
(ストライクマン Sutoraiku Man)
|Strike Man is a baseball-themed robot that worked as a batting practice robot before he contracted Roboenza. His Rebound Striker enables him to throw a ball that gets faster every time it bounces off a surface.||Rebound Striker|
|DWN-079 Nitro Man||Nitro Man
(ニトロマン Nitoro Man)
|Nitro Man is a robot who can turn into a motorcycle and worked as a stunt robot in many TV shows and movies before contracting Roboenza. His Wheel Cutter enables him to shoot razor wheels at this opponents.||Wheel Cutter|
|DWN-080 Solar Man||Solar Man
(ソーラーマン Sōrā Man)
|Solar Man worked in a sunlight researched lab before he contracted Roboenza. His Solar Blaze can shoot a fiery orb that splits into two directions when shot from his head.||Solar Blaze|
Mega Man 11 Robot Masters
These Robot Masters have different manufacturers until they were captured during Dr. Light's maintenance on them and reprogrammed to serve Dr. Wily who also equipped them with his Double Gear System device. After Dr. Wily's plot is thwarted, Dr. Light and a Double Gear System-enhanced Auto recovered their bodies and worked to rebuild them and restore them to normal.
|Series Number||Japanese Name||Short Description||Weapon|
|DWN-081 Block Man||Block Man
|Block Man is a stout robot manufactured by Nakaume Heavy Machinery that was used for exterior construction until he was captured and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Block Dropper can spawn four heavy blocks in the air and fall to strike his opponents.
He is voiced by Kazutomi Yamamoto in the Japanese version and by Marc Swint in the English dub.
|DWN-082 Fuse Man||Fuse Man
|Fuse Man is an electrical robot created by O.D.A. Electronics to manage electronic equipment in a power plant until he was captured and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Scramble Thunder launches a sphere of electricity that will cling on to any surface and be controlled in any direction.
He is voiced by Makoto Furukawa in the Japanese version and by Todd Haberkorn in the English dub.
|DWN-083 Blast Man||Blast Man
|Blast Man is a robot created by B.B. Bomb Company where he works providing special effects for movies until he was captured and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Chain Blast creates floating explosives that detonate at any time.
He is voiced by Tasuku Hatanaka in the Japanese version and by Chris Hackney in the English dub.
|DWN-084 Acid Man||Acid Man
(アシッドマン Ashiddo Man)
|Acid Man is a chemist robot created by Mecha-Chuchets Institute of Robology and was given a mad scientist personality when he was captured and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Acid Barrier creates a shield of acid around him that can be shot out towards his opponents.||Acid Barrier|
|DWN-085 Tundra Man||Tundra Man
||Tundra Man is a robot created by Cossack Robot Laboratories where he works to monitor the environmental changes in the coldest environments until he was captured and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Tundra Storm creates a column of icy cold that destroys his opponents above and below him.
He is voiced by Shinji Kawada in the Japanese version and by Michael T. Coleman in the English dub.
|DWN-086 Torch Man||Torch Man
(ツンドラマン Tsundora Man)
|Torch Man is a robot created by Tsubakuro Precision Machining where he was used as an outdoor advisor to caution people about fire safety until he was captured and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. His Blazing Torch can fire a ball of red hot fire diagonally into the air.
He is voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi in the Japanese version and by Jon Bailey in the English dub.
|DWN-087 Impact Man||Impact Man
|Impact Man (also called Pile Man in the Japanese version) is a robot created by Nakaume Heavy Machinery where he works as a construction robot that specializes in piling until he was captured and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. When using the Power Gear, Impact Man can turn into a jackhammer. His Pile Driver enables him to send his spike into his opponents.
He is voiced by Masaki Terasoma in the Japanese version and by Jesse Merlin in the English dub.
|DWN-088 Bounce Man||Bounce Man
|Bounce Man (also called Rubber Man in the Japanese version) is a robot created by a joint R&D done by Rebound Rubber and Momo's Robot Farm where he works as a crash test robot where his bounciness and rubber skin enabled him to become a fitness instructor as well. Even though he was captured and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily, Bounce Man still maintains his cheerful and child-like personality. His Bounce Ball shoots three bouncy balls that can be tilted up and down before exploding.
He is voiced by Yukari Tamura in the Japanese version and by Bonnie Gordon in the English dub.
Mega Man Advance Robot Masters
Besides Tengu Man and Astro Man, the following Robot Masters were used by King in his robot revolution. Some of them were created by King while others were modified by King.
|Series Number||Short Description||Weapon|
|NLN-001 Dynamo Man||Dynamo Man used to work at a power plant as a tour guide for school field trips until he was modified by King. His Lightning Bolt will summon lightning that strikes the area.||Lightning Bolt|
|KGN-002 Cold Man||Cold Man was originally a refrigerator used at Dr. Light's laboratory to store prehistoric DNA until King modified it into a robot. His Ice Wall creates a spiky wall of ice that he pushes towards his opponents.||Ice Wall|
|KGN-003 Ground Man||Ground Man was created by King to excavate the ruins and can turn into a drill-shaped vehicle where he can't be harmed in this form. His Spread Drill is a drill-like missile that can split into three smaller drills.||Spread Drill|
|KGN-004 Pirate Man||Pirate Man was created by King to attack the cargo vessels at sea. His Remote Mine is a remote-controlled bomb that can be detonated at any time.||Remote Mine|
|KGN-005 Burner Man||Burner Man was created by King to bring harm to the natural environments. His Wave Burner is a short-ranged flamethrower.||Wave Burner|
|KGN-006 Magic Man||Magic Man is former circus performer until he sided with King to show off his magic talents. His Magic Card can steal energy from his opponents in order to restore his health.||Magic Card|
|NLN-007 Stellar Man||Created by Dr. Light. Her Stellar Blast is an explosive-based bomb full of glittery drops and her Glam Attack is a bathing raindrops quick as a glitter like Magnet Man's Magnet Missile.
She is voiced by Ayumi Fujimura in the Japanese version and by Hanna Hilton in the English dub.
|NLN-008 Struck Man||Created by Dr. Light. His Star Struck is a ninja's shuriken that throws, is like Tomahawk Man from Mega Man 6.||Star Struck|
Mega Man Advance 2 Robot Masters
Last year 20XX, Mega Man allows him to destroy Dr. Wily's Triple Gear System in a hard mode on Mega Man 11.
|Series Number||Short Description||Weapon|
|NWN-009 Baahubali Man||Created by Dr. Wily. Baahubali Man wants his Wreck Ball to be a warrior as Mahendra Baahubali last 2015. Either way, he can also be a first in the lineup.||Wreck Ball|
|NWN-010 Lotion Man||Created by Dr. Wily. Her rapidly-melting Lotion Cannon that aims four shots at a distance.||Lotion Cannon|
|NWN-011 Firework Man||Created by Dr. Wily. Her Firework Missile that are like "boom-boom" and "bam" from the grand fireworks display last midnight of New Year's Eve.
She is voiced by Shirozuma Hatako in the Japanese version and by Maya Rudolph in the English dub.
|NWN-012 Kerosene Man||Created by Dr. Wily. His Kerosene Bomb is kind of so explosive to Blast Man's weapon, the Chain Blast.||Kerosene Bomb|
|NWN-013 Grinch Man||Created by Dr. Wily. His Grinch Claw is unstable to steal Christmas from Dr. Seuss' The Grinch.||Grinch Claw|
|NWN-014 Lycra Man||Created by Dr. Wily. Her Lycra Blast is strongly explosive to a mission impossible weapon.
She is voiced by Tanahiko Misamura in the Japanese version and by Liz Asset in the English dub.
|NWN-015 Katana Man||Created by Dr. Wily. His Katana Slash is a sharply-slashed blade looks like Blade Man.||Katana Slash|
|NWN-016 Wham Man||Created by Dr. Wily. His Wham Grenade that are mercenary guns and grenades from a battle maze.||Wham Grenade|
Mega Man Advance 3 Robot Masters
In the second chapter, Mega Man stops Dr. Cossack in a one fight in an ultimate mad scheme for Dr. Wily, is his Quad Gear System.
|NCN-017 Gritar Man||Created by Dr. Cossack. His Gritar Crush does has to throw with Guts Man's Super Arm like a giant block.
He is voiced by Sawamichi Uriko in the Japanese version and by Max Casella in the English dub.
|NCN-018 Troll Man||Created by Dr. Cossack. His Hair Wave pulls like a tidal wave at full power on his own
Tango (タンゴ) is a green robotic cat and one of Mega Man's allies. Tango can roll himself into a buzzsaw and dive into enemies, until all in-area enemies are defeated, he falls into a pit or spikes, or his energy is expended. Tango only appears in Mega Man V for the Game Boy, Rockman & Forte Mirai kara no Chōsensha for the WonderSwan and makes a cameo on Mega Man 10 in the item shop when playing with Proto Man. Like many other characters, Tango's name is musical-themed.
Treble (ゴスペル Gosuperu, Gospel) is Bass' equivalent to Mega Man's dog, Rush. Like Rush, Treble can assume a jet-like form (as seen in Mega Man 8) and fly. After Bass stole designs for the Rush Adapter during the events of Mega Man 7, Treble has been able to transform into an armored suit for Bass, the "Treble Boost". This gives Bass limited flight capability and increased firepower. In Mega Man & Bass, the Treble Boost also grants Bass invulnerability while its energy lasts. The Treble Boost is also present in Mega Man 10, functioning similarly to its previous incarnation, but without the invulnerability. The name Treble clearly continues the music theme of the original Japanese character names, and Gospel likely refers to the musical genre of the same name.
Mega Man X characters
The following is a list of recurring characters appearing in the Mega Man X series of video games developed and published by Capcom. Unless otherwise stated, each of these characters is a reploid; an artificially intelligent android. Names are organized in order of appearance, and characters who only appear in a single game are covered in the article for the corresponding game.
The Maverick Hunters (Irregular Hunters イレギュラーハンター in Japan) are a group of Reploids who protect humans and other Reploids from Mavericks and the heroes of the Mega Man X series, and the protagonists of each game are prominent Maverick Hunters. When they are introduced in Mega Man X, they have already existed for quite a while, having been previously founded by Dr. Cain (who has since retired). From Mega Man X on, they battle Sigma and the other Mavericks.
In the original game Mega Man X, he is the template on which all non-Light model Reploids (except Zero) are based, and he battles against Mavericks to protect humans and assuage his guilt for his part in their creation. He was created by Dr. Light sometime in 20XX. Light named him X after the variable "x" which, in algebraic terms, represents limitless possibility, as do X's advanced systems.
Light feared the ramifications of giving robots free will, so he chose to seal X inside a capsule for 30 years to test the integrity and reliability of X's systems. Unfortunately, this landed well beyond Dr. Light's predicted life expectancy, and he died before X's diagnostics were complete. X was discovered in his capsule 100 years later by another scientist, Dr. Cain, who attempted to emulate X's technology and, with X's help, produced the first mass-produced Reploids: humanoid androids based upon X's designs. When Reploids began to rebel against humanity (such rebels are termed Mavericks), the Maverick Hunters were formed to combat them, under the leadership of Sigma, the strongest and most advanced Reploid created at that time, as well as the first Reploid created by Cain. This proved to be disastrous when Sigma himself was eventually infected with the Maverick Virus, and went Maverick himself, taking most of the Maverick Hunters with him as he leads a massive revolt. X, feeling guilty for being the catalyst of the Maverick outbreak, takes it upon himself to help put a stop to Sigma and his plans, and teams up with Zero, one of the last remaining Hunters, in an attempt to find Sigma and put a stop to his revolt.
X appeared in the Mega Man episode "Mega X" voiced by Michael Donovan. He follows Vile and Spark Mandrill to the present to stop them from taking Lightanium back to their own time to help Sigma finance his wars against humans. Like Mega Man, X has the ability to copy weapons from enemies by touching them, as he is seen copying Snake Man's weapon to destroy Dr. Wily's plasma cannon. Unlike Mega Man, X seems to be able to copy a weapon multiple times-Mega Man can only use a copied weapon once (as he only copies it once), while X was seen copying and using Snake Man's weapon three times.
An X outfit can be unlocked and worn by the character Frank West in Dead Rising, who also uses it as part of his hyper combo in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars and also appears as Frank's DLC costume in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. X himself also appears in Zero's ending. Also, X appears as a cameo in Zero's appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. One of Zero's alternate color schemes is based on X's and later in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with another one that resembles X's white armor from the first game, and even a DLC costume with the look of X. X also appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as part of Mega Man's Final Smash. Mii Gunners also have access to X's armor through paid DLC in both versions. X is also seen along with Zero in Project X Zone and its sequel. X himself is a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Puzzle Fighter.
Originally intended to be the protagonist of Mega Man X, he was recast as the mentor and, later, partner of X in favor of an X who looked "more like Mega Man". He is a top class Maverick Hunter who undergoes constant inner turmoil regarding his mysterious past and purpose, of which he seems to see glimpses of in nightmares, and the fact that the Virus does not affect him like it does other reploids, who have their programs corrupted and turn erratic and violent and bent on human destruction, becoming "Maverick". Quite the contrary, it in fact makes him stronger, and causes him absolutely no ill effects, much to his grief and fear. In Mega Man X to X3, his main weapon is the Z-Buster, with the Z-Saber being introduced to his arsenal in X2 and being usable by both Zero and X in X3, but as more of a sub weapon. In Mega Man X4 onwards, Z-Saber becomes his main weapon, and the buster his sub weapon (It actually has not been seen in use since X6, but a similar weapon called Buster Shot is one of his weapons in the Mega Man Zero series). Zero can also wield other weapons as well as seen in X7, X8, and the Zero series. He was actually created by Dr. Wily as his "masterpiece" in order to replace Bass and later destroy X, Light's masterpiece, thus settling his grudge rivalry with Light, and prove his superiority. In Mega Man X6 Zero's ending, he is shown some time in the future, entering a sleep capsule where he will awaken 102 years later on August 15, likely setting the stage for the Mega Man Zero series, in which Zero becomes the main character. This would be the first of two times Zero seals himself away. Zero is a playable character in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite and Project X Zone and its sequel.
Axl (アクセル Akuseru), a black and red-armored reploid with an X-shaped scar above his nose. With the attributes of a child in X7, he is a fairly recent introduction. Having first appeared in Mega Man X7, he displays the unusual ability known as A-Trans allows which allows him to take on the appearance and abilities of any reploid he defeats which matches his size, an ability that is initially unique that allows him to explore normally inaccessible areas. Axl is also armed with a pair of handheld blaster pistols (although, in most cases Axl only uses one), which he calls Axl Bullets, and the ability to hover in midair and roll through enemy shots. While his gameplay style was originally similar to X, in Mega Man X8, Axl's gameplay had been reworked to create his own distinctive fighting style. His shots now have intense rapid-fire abilities and can fire in any direction, (similar to Bass from the Classic Mega Man series) and instead of copying the same Maverick weapons like X can, Axl instead gains a new type of gun for each boss he defeats which has unlimited ammo (unlike X7 where Axl could only receive three new guns which he switches to when he uses the Maverick weapons that come with them), and these special guns can be fired in the same way as Axl's regular attacks (multi-directional and rapid-fire). While overall the weakest in attack, Axl's fighting style relies more on rapid-fire than power.
Axl is introduced in Mega Man X7, having just left the mercenary Red Alert Syndicate and seeking membership in the Maverick Hunters. The Red Alert Syndicate, which hunts Robots and also takes on less savory assassination jobs, has been infiltrated by Sigma, and confronts the Maverick Hunters. X, Zero, and Axl work together to defeat Red Alert, and destroy Sigma, but in so doing, destroy both Red Alert, and its leader, Red, the only one Axl knows of who knows about his origins. He has a very special ability called Copy Shot, which allows him to disguise himself as certain non-boss enemies with A-Trans, the enfusing of the enemy's DNA data. In Mega Man X: Command Mission, Redips, initially the leader of the maverick hunters, also has the ability to transform. In MMX:CM, Axl's Action Trigger allows him to turn into defeated bosses such as Wild Jango, Silver Horn, Mad Nautilus, Mach Jentra, Incentas, Depth Dragoon, Rafflesian, and Ninetails. His Hyper Mode, Stealth Mode, allows him to avoid enemy attacks, similar to that of Spider's Hyper Mode, Trickstar.
Mega Man X8 reveals that Axl is a prototype for a next-generation reploid. These next-generation reploids all have the ability to copy other reploids through a chip that contains a reploid DNA database, and, due to its DNA changing nature, prevents them from going Maverick, as harmful changes are simply reverted. These next-generation reploids are pawns in two different plots:
X, Zero, and Axl defeat them both, but when Lumine is defeated, he lashes out in his death throes, cracking the blue crystal on the red headpiece of Axl's helmet, knocking him unconscious, and X carries him out with Zero. This scene is not unlike the scene in X4 where Sigma and Zero fight in which Zero's "virus" is transferred to Sigma. Axl's ending of the game shows an ominous purple sparkle in his broken headgem, and Axl, unconscious, groans a bit, yet the significance of the sparkle is not yet known. Eventually, Axl is somehow revived, possibly to indicate that next-generation reploids have the ability to revive themselves while at death's door, and joins the fight along with X and Zero in Mega Man X: Command Mission. According to popular belief, the name "Axl" is a pun on the name Axl Rose from the hard rock band Guns N' Roses.
In Mega Man ZX Advent, there was a black biometal named Model A. Before the end of the game, Master Albert claimed that it is "Model Albert", as it contains his plan and ability, but the design of the Biometal is heavily based on Axl, using the left and right side hand guns and carrying the A-Trans ability, which creates some speculation about Model A's true identity. Model A is voiced by Yu Kobayashi in the game's Japanese version and by Katie Adler in its English version.
Axl also appears in Zero's ending in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. Even though he doesn't appear, one of Zero's alternate color schemes in Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is based on Axl.
Dr. Light (future version)
In his later years, Dr. Thomas Light, worrying about the future of Earth, developed his magnum opus, the battle robot Mega Man X. As the "X" in its name signified, this battle robot was given "limitless evolutionary potential": the power to grow and evolve as he fights.
To assist X in his future battles, Dr. Light developed a great number of armors, and after an incident occurred where an unknown computer virus came from space and caused robots to become violent and riotous, he also hypothesized that X could battle robots infected by viruses. To that end, he equipped X with the perfect virus counter-measure.
However, X was not just a battle robot. He was also intended to be a new generation of "thinking robot", having advanced mental capacities roughly the same as a human's. Dr. Light made X so that utilizing his conscience, he is capable of thinking, feeling, and making his own decisions through the "act of worrying", which he considered a new epoch in robotics. Because of these advanced mental capabilities, X presented many problems inconceivable in existing robots. As this was the first time that this experiment had succeeded, there was a danger that X may worry over or question even the absolute requirement for robots, "Robots may not harm humans". If the act of worrying extended to matters that by the nature of robots must not be questioned, it would be disastrous. Dr. Light figured that in the worst case, if a robot were to harm humans deliberately, humankind would tremble with fear the like of which was unknown even in the days of the “Dr. Wily” incidents. As such, also taking into account X and his armors' combat capabilities, Dr. Light concluded that X was an extremely dangerous being that could become a threat to mankind. To determine X's reliability, Dr. Light considered subjecting X's cognitive program to 30 years of ethical testing, but because human life is short and fleeting, Dr. Light would never live to confirm the safety of the X project. It is for that very reason that he decided to seal X away in a capsule, hoping that he would be discovered in a far flung future, urging through a warning that the capsule should not be opened before the aforementioned 30 years had passed.
Though that was his logical conclusion, his feelings had always considered his final creation as a hero that would fight for justice and peace for all people; not as a robot potentially dangerous to humankind. Because of this, he talked to X about how he feared that humanity was not yet ready to accept him. According to him, humanity was not yet mature, and they would judge X's name, limitless potential, and human like mental capabilities as something to be feared. Making clear his true intentions before sealing X away, Dr. Light continued telling him that he considered X as the world's one true hope, somebody that could guide the people of the future. These same feelings he also left in a message to whoever would find X, but at the same time also expressing his concern that X would be swept up in a war called "progress". As Dr. Light himself expressed, there was little chance he would live another 30 years to see X come into the world. The construction took a very long time, to the point that Dr. Light had aged considerably by the time of his completion. His health failing, he died soon after sealing X away. He continues to live on, however, as a sentient hologram, who aids X in his battles by upgrading his armor with stronger enhancements.
Dr. Cain, a human archaeologist-turned-robot expert, serves a vital, yet shrinking role in the Mega Man X games and their backstories. In the story of Mega Man X (told in the form of Dr. Cain's journals), Dr. Cain discovers the dormant Mega Man X in the ruins of Dr. Light's lab. After awakening X, Cain invents Reploids, sapient robots based on X's design, with the most notable being Sigma. Sigma, being the most advanced robot at the time, was placed as the head of the Maverick Hunters (Irregular Hunters in the Japanese version), a group of reploids dedicated to destroying any reploid that violated the three rules of robotics.
Dr. Cain's role in later games diminishes. In Mega Man X2 he rebuilds Zero after X recovers his parts from the X-Hunters. In X3, he has next to no role, only appearing when you lose Zero, in the scene in which Zero says he cannot fight any more. X3 marked his final appearance in game. The American Manual to Mega Man X4 has a note stating that he in fact was responsible for the creation of Doppler and Repliforce, however, this was added by the localization team, and not present in the original Japanese manual, and is thus, not to be considered canon.
In Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, a remake of Mega Man X, his role is expanded on slightly, showing Sigma giving periodic reports to Cain on Maverick Hunter activities, and X's progress. He is shown to periodically connect to a large machine when he eats, possibly a dialysis machine, or to aid in digestion, as concept artwork of Cain shows that while he has 4 ports on his back to connect to the machine, he is fully capable of standing upright with his cane. When Sigma launches the missile strike at the city, his home is seen engulfed in a nearby explosion, and he fades to white while musing over how reploids were created by humanity and humankind was too arrogant. His death in this version of events is heavily implied since a missile struck his home.
While responsible for awakening and assisting X, his invention of Reploids was the direct cause of all the major wars throughout the X, Zero, and ZX games, resulting in rapid, dramatic changes of society that are often for the worst, despite his background in archaeology and botany.
Another note is that his name is Cain, the biblical man who betrayed and killed his brother, Abel. In a similar fashion, Dr. Cain unintentionally betrayed humanity to doom and destruction for generations to come in his creation of Reploids. The city that he lives in, and the Main maverick Hunter base was stationed in Maverick Hunter X, also, was aptly named, "Abel City"
It should also be mentioned that in the original SNES series that Cain never died. He appears in Mega Man X2 and X3, perfectly healthy and advising X and Zero on their next moves.
Iris was developed by Repliforce scientists as half of the "Perfect Soldier program". Colonel, her brother, was the other half. Her half was of the compassionate and peaceful one, and Colonel's was of the strong-willed Reploid warrior. Repliforce scientists had struggled to make these two factors into one Reploid, but the differences were irreconcilable, so they split them into brother and sister Reploids.
Iris trains with the Maverick Hunters, and during this time she develops feelings for Zero. Later, she acts as a navigator at the Maverick Hunter Headquarters, instructing Zero on where to go for his missions. Despite her willingness to instruct Zero, she constantly urges him to refrain from fighting, especially against her brother. When her brother is later destroyed, the pain drives Iris mad and she makes a trip to the Final Weapon. She waits for Zero in a laboratory, where she uses Colonel's fighting will to gain a powerful body armor. Zero defeats her, and Iris dies from program failure caused by attempting to use her brother's fighting will on her systems; the systems clashed and caused Iris terrible pain as she fought against Zero. Before she dies, she tells Zero that she wishes for a world where there are only Reploids, and wishes to be with him in that world. Her death causes Zero to question his beliefs and causes him much grief and pain. Later Sigma taunts Zero before their battle, saying that Iris is waiting for him. After the Final Weapon is destroyed and Zero is on his way back to Earth, he thinks about the friends he couldn't save, especially Iris.
Iris makes a cameo in Mega Man X5, when using Zero to destroy Sigma's latest incarnation. She also appears as X's and Zero's guide in Mega Man Xtreme 2 for the Game Boy Color. An alternate universe version of her appears in Mega Man Battle Network 6, and plays a significant role in the storyline.
Iris also has a cameo appearance in Project X Zone, a 2012 crossover game for the 3DS. In Chapter 29, she is brought to The World from the .hack series and used as bait by Vile to cause Zero anguish over her death. Though the non-Mega Man X characters are confused about the situation with Iris, they still realize that Zero is in trouble and come to his rescue. Once Zero has recovered and remembers his duties as a Hunter right after defeating Vile, he tells Iris that her dream is not possible. At that moment Aura (the AI from .hack) tells her she is not supposed to be present, thus causing her to fade. As she vanishes, she tells Zero that the situation between them has been resolved and to never give up. After she disappears, Zero with a renewed spirit declares that he will see her again one day, finally giving him closure over her death.
Alia began her career as a simple researcher in Reploid engineering. She and her colleague Gate whom she was said to have feelings for, were ahead of their time in their research on Reploids, though she contends that Gate was always a better programmer than she was. However, Gate's inability to follow the rules made him a social outcast, and his creations were systematically destroyed, sometimes even with the assistance of Alia herself. She soon mastered all programming languages and was chosen on these merits to be a spotter for the Hunters. In Mega Man X5, Alia then served as the Hunters' spotter (navigator) during the Sigma Virus outbreak, while simultaneously lending her technical talents to the cause by uploading and letting X utilize his two new armors, the Falcon and Gaea armor. She supported the Hunters throughout the ordeal until it was resolved. And most of the time, she worries for her comrades.
In Mega Man X6, she spotted X and Zero as they dealt with the Nightmares, and her past with Gate came back to haunt her. Though feeling guilty throughout the happenings, she assisted the Hunters in bringing Gate to justice. When Gate was defeated, though, X brought his remains to Alia, and she said she would do her best to repair him, although it's unknown if she ever succeeded or not. As the Earth Recovery proceeded, Alia continued to act as a Hunter navigator. Her skills were brought to good use when Axl escaped from the Red Alert Syndicate, a new hunter organization that had risen to power, in the Mega Man X7 installment. With X having retired from the Hunters, he assisted Alia with her work at the base. During the crisis, Alia continued to guide Zero and Axl - and X, once he decided that he needed to help out - on their missions, eventually helping them locate Red Alert's base.
In Mega Man X8, Alia continued her spotter position, assisted by two new navigators (Layer and Palette). Working in tandem, she assists in the discovery of the new generation chips and Sigma's plot. Alia is also a secret unlockable character in the game and is similar to her counterpart, X in terms of controls. She has her own arm cannon, the Alia Buster, and a Weapon Copy system, but lacks X's armor and its abilities.
Douglas is a mechanic for the Maverick Hunters. In X5, he constructed power-up parts (or "modules") for X and Zero and reinforced the Enigma Cannon and Space Shuttle with the parts they gathered from the Mavericks. During the Nightmare outbreak (X6), Douglas helped X and Zero by refining power-up parts for them. Although he is still employed by the Maverick Hunters, he has not appeared in-game for a while. He is a somewhat eccentric character who prefers to look on the lighter side of things. He can fix about anything.
Signas is the newest leader and commander of the Maverick Hunters, introduced in X5. He was originally a private investigator before being assigned to the Maverick Hunters. Signas commands every mission executed by the Hunters, and he often plans out major operations, overseeing them carefully. Very loyal to humans and reploids, Signas will stop at nothing to ensure that all Mavericks are eliminated, as he has already proven to be a worthy leader and valuable Hunter. He has the most advanced CPU of all current Reploids and is somewhat similar to Colonel from X4 in appearance. *Not to be mistaken with Sigma
Maverick (Irregular (イレギュラー Iregyurā) in Japan) refers to Reploids who turned against humanity due to the effects of the Maverick Virus or of their own accord, depending on the individual.
The Mavericks also appeared as the main villains in the Worlds Unite crossover from Archie Comics, which took place between the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, Mega Man, and Sonic Boom comic lines. Following the events of X7, Sigma traveled back in time to Sonic the Hedgehog's home world, and later cloned the vast majority of the Mavericks featured in the series. The only exceptions are those featured in Command Mission and a handful from the other games.
Sigma (シグマ Shiguma) is the primary antagonist of the Mega Man X series, considered to be the finest reploid of the time with circuitry designs meant to keep him from going Maverick. He was once the leader of the Maverick Hunters, but during a mission, he came into contact with Zero, who at the time was under the influence of the Zero Virus and had been running berserk. During their battle, Zero inflicts severe damage to Sigma and almost manages to kill him, but when he is paralyzed by a horrible pain emanating from his helmet's crystal due to the virus's control, Sigma manages to gain the upper hand and shatters the crystal with one well placed punch, knocking Zero unconscious but inadvertently becoming infected with the Zero Virus. Although Sigma was initially stable after the incident, the virus soon took its hold, and he went Maverick himself and declared war on humans. He was defeated by X and Zero numerous times before being finally defeated on the moon in Mega Man X8, where they believed the Zero Virus will eventually die out. He is voiced by Mugihito from Mega Man X4 through Maverick Hunter X in Japanese, Charlie Fontana in the English adaptation of X4, Walter Roberts in the English adaptation of X7, Dave Pettitt in the English adaptation of X8, and Gerald Matthews in the English adaptation of Maverick Hunter X.
Sigma appears as a tall, bald humanoid in most of his forms. Although he has been destroyed countless times, Sigma's programming is able to survive the encounters in viral form, allowing him to build new bodies. It is implied that he grows more insane with each transformation, the most dramatic example being in X6: by that point, he's a mere zombified shell, barely coherent, screaming in broken sentences, and only out for blood; he only looks to destroy X and Zero simply for them being there. He manages to develop his data into the Sigma Virus, which allows him to easily infect numerous Reploids. He is fond of transforming himself into a larger and stronger form after his first normal form is defeated. He is a capable military leader, rendering him a devious and strategic opponent and allowing him to turn various Reploids, Mavericks, even other Maverick Hunters to his side, which is especially shown in X4, where he pushes the Repliforce and Maverick Hunters into nearly destroying each other. After his defeat in Mega Man X8, Lumine claims that Sigma is dead for good and will be unable to ever return, though it could be implied that the one that was destroyed is actually a clone, and that Lumine is the real Sigma in disguise.
Sigma appears as a playable character in the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite via downloadable content and be voiced by Chris Tergliafera. Sigma is also one of the game's main antagonists alongside Ultron, with the two using the Infinity Stones to merge and become "Ultron Sigma".
Vile (VAVA (ヴァヴァ) in Japanese) is a recurring major villain in the Mega Man X series, and frequently reappears as a mid-game boss. He has a distinctive helmet with a T-shaped visor, similar to that of Boba Fett. Vile is introduced in Mega Man X, where he is a former Maverick Hunter now serving Sigma as his right-hand man. When he first fights X (while in his ride armor) in Mega Man X, Vile reveals the fact that he is stronger and more powerful than X and his "antiquated weapons". He and X fought, and X was almost defeated, but Zero came to his rescue by blasting the arm from Vile's ride armor. Vile escapes and vows to confront X and Zero later. When Zero later tells X that he has found Sigma's fortress, they split up. Zero and Vile meet at the fortress entrance just as X arrives. They battle (with Vile in his repaired ride armor), and by the time X confronts Vile, he has captured Zero. X is then again nearly defeated by Vile. Zero once again comes to the rescue, as he regains strength, jumps on Vile's back, and destroys Vile's ride armor. The resulting explosion also destroyed Zero's legs, fatally damaging him. With Vile's ride armor destroyed, X defeats Vile, enraged, and continues on into Sigma's fortress. Zero gives X his arm cannon before he dies (only if the player did not obtain arm cannon upgrade hidden in the game).
In Mega Man X3 Vile is sent along with Bit and Byte to destroy X. There is little dialogue from Bit and Byte, showing that they don't have much of a personality, unlike Vile, who even states to Dr. Doppler that he has a score to settle with X, apparently angry about being destroyed in the first installment of the Mega Man X games. In the first Mega Man X game Vile controls a large mobile carrier, and in X3, he uses a similar carrier, although according to Vile the carrier is the new "Goliath" model. Vile also uses a carrier in X8, but unlike in the first and third games, he switches in and out of his carrier, giving the battle a bit more variety. The first encounter with Vile in X3 takes place in what appears to be a recently abandoned factory. Vile's plan is to blow up the factory with X still inside, and will either retreat from battle or be destroyed depending on the player's actions. Vile's last words to X are that he will haunt him till the day that he dies, before being destroyed himself.
Vile returns yet again In Mega Man X8, and tries to convince Mega Man X, along with Zero and Axl to "give up", whether or not he was being serious in this attempt, or just taunting them is unknown. After being defeated at the final stage in Hard Mode, when the primary playable character exits through the door, Vile makes a last-ditch effort to take whatever secondary playable character left behind with him while the other character is forced to go through the rest of the stage alone until the two are reunited during the Sigma fight. His ultimate fate is unknown, but it is implied that the other character destroyed him. In Easy or Normal Mode, Vile is simply destroyed upon his defeat.
Vile is a playable character in Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, and in his version of the single-player story he is recast as a loose cannon who is freed from imprisonment by Sigma to wreak havoc (his change of allegiance is reflected in his appearance; unlike in the original Mega Man X, the symbol on his forehead is a V instead of Sigma's stylized Σ). He turns against Sigma's Mavericks, but in his final battle, instead of fighting Sigma, he confronts both X and Zero, though he ends up being destroyed in the end. In Vile mode on Maverick Hunter X, Vile gets a very large amount of weapons for his carrier, his legs and his arms. It was discovered in X mode on Maverick Hunter X that Vile uses his ride armor all the time and almost never gets off of it, which protected Vile when Zero wrestled him, so instead of destroying Vile, like Zero hoped, he only destroyed Vile's ride armor, leaving Vile himself unaffected.
He made a one-episode appearance in the 1994 Mega Man cartoon by Ruby-Spears voiced by Lee Tockar. In this appearance, he was surprisingly similar to his game's counterpart in terms of appearance, when compared to many of the other characters. The addition of a neck and a taller, slightly more detailed head are the main differences, although whenever he is about to attack, he grabs his shoulder cannon and aims manually, unlike the games (with the exception of his Maverick Hunter X ending, which came out years after the cartoon was made). Mega Man didn't stand a chance against Vile because the shots from his arm cannon were just deflected off of Vile's armor. His personality is vastly different; in the games he is relatively crazy, possibly psychotic, but in the cartoon he is a collected character and has a deep, calm voice. He's very arrogant, often calling Mega Man "puny", and when he hears Dr. Wily come up with what he views a good plan, Vile says "not bad, for a puny human". His actual objective was to steal Lightanium rods developed by Dr. Light, which according to X were worth billions in the future, and which Sigma planned to use them to fund his war against the humans. Vile is also heavily implied to have a grudge against X, though the reasons behind their rivalry have never been explored. During the episode, Vile entered an alliance with Wily into obtaining the Lightanium rods in exchange for the Plasma energy that Wily needs to power up a new blaster weapon to conquer the world. Eventually, Mega Man and his X counterpart stop them in their paths by destroying the blaster weapon, and X pushes both Vile and Spark Mandrill back to their time while Wily and his cohorts escape the scene.
Although Vile is a recurring villain in the Mega Man X series, he is a different color in each game; purple in the first, blue in the third, and green in the eighth.
The X-Hunters, known as the Counter Hunters (カウンターハンター Kauntā Hantā) in Japan, are a group of three Mavericks who are formed to counter the Maverick Hunters and tasked to destroy X, and are the main antagonists of Mega Man X2. The members of the group are Violen (バイオレン Baioren), the muscle and enforcer, Serges (Sagesse (サーゲス Sāgesu) in Japan), the brains and scientist, and Agile (アジール Ajīru), the speed and military strategist. They are among the few remaining followers in the Maverick rebellion and led a rebellion of their own after Sigma's death and took over the North Pole. They were also in possession of Zero's parts, which apart of their Unification Plan to rebuilt Zero as a Maverick, and they challenge X in a dual for the parts after some of their Mavericks were defeated. Each member is found in a secret area of a stage and will move to another stage. After X beat each of the X Hunters, he recovered all three parts and has a final battle with them at their lair. One by one, all of the X Hunters were destroyed and eventually X confronts a newly revived Sigma.
Dr. Doppler (Ｄｒ．ドップラー Doppurā) is the main antagonist of Mega Man X3. Dr. Doppler is depicted as a Reploid researcher who supposedly discovered a cure for Maverick Reploids, and even founded a city, Dopple Town, in honor of it. When the supposedly cured reploids began causing riots in Dopple Town, the Maverick Hunters held Doppler accountable. After X and Zero defeats him, Doppler reveals that he was corrupted by the viral form of Sigma, who ordered him to create a new body for him. Eventually, Zero would learn that Dr. Doppler has the true antivirus, and applies it to his Z-Saber to finish off Sigma and get X and himself out of Doppler's exploding laboratory. (Alternatively, if Zero is injured, Dr. Doppler uses his own body as the true antivirus and sacrifices himself.)
Dr. Doppler also plays a role in Carddass-exclusive storyline series called Rockman X: Mega Mission, where he unleashes his own virus, the Limited Virus, which is responsible for revival of some of Mavericks that X had previously defeated in previous games, as well as a copy of X himself (written as イクス Ikusu), also known as iX by the fans to distinguish it from the original.
The Nightmare Police (ナイトメアポリス Naitomea Porisu) is duo of Reploids who were the law enforcement in Dopple Town formed by Dr. Doppler to protect it before the uprising and joining his army, consisting of Bit (Vajurila FF (ヴァジュリーラＦＦ Vajurīra FF) in Japan), the faster of the two, and Byte (Mandarela BB (マンダレーラＢＢ Mandarēra BB) in Japan), the stronger of the two. Doppler sent them to destroy X and Zero. They are found and fought in any of the eight stages in Mega Man X3. If at least one of them is defeated but not destroyed, they combine to form Godkarmachine O Inary (ゴッドカルマシーン・Ｏ・イナリー Goddokarumashīn O Inarī) in the first stage of Doppler's fortress, which is an upgrade from Doppler after their first defeat.
Double (ダブル Daburu) was a supporting character in Mega Man X4. He quickly befriended X during his mission and acted as his mission operator, but as X headed off to the Final Weapon, Double revealed his true purpose: he was a spy sent by Sigma to infiltrate the Maverick Hunters, unveiling his true personality as a combat-loving sadist, cruelly taunting X about his naivety when he was defeated. After slaughtering some Maverick Hunters in their headquarters, Double went after X inside the Final Weapon, and revealed his true form to him, causing a disbelieving X to realize he was betrayed, and confronted him in combat. However, X managed to destroy him.
As his name suggests, Double has two forms: the first is a short, overweight amicable form, but his second and true form is a much taller, thinner and stronger battle-ready Reploid, with sabers within the top of his hands and a gelatin-like substance present in his body. His name is also believed by some to signify that he is a double agent. Double's weakness is, coincidentally, the Double Cyclone.
Dynamo portrays a very cocky and arrogant character. He was hired by Sigma to help his execution of the plan to spread the Maverick virus all over Earth. Once Sigma had executed the plan, Dynamo's job was to slow down the progress of X and Zero as they gathered parts for the Enigma cannon and the Shuttle, both of which were intended to stop the colony's crash, which was an integral part of Sigma's plan. Despite his arrogant claims, he escaped in a fit of cowardice when X and Zero defeated him, bringing him to the realization that he could die. This showed that he was still intelligent and hasn't turned Maverick, as most Mavericks would refuse to back down and fight till their destruction. With Sigma no longer around to protect him during Mega Man X6, he attempted gathering Nightmare Souls to enhance his power. However, he still failed miserably at fighting X and Zero, and escaped from them again. For unknown reasons, he has made no subsequent appearances after X6.
In X5, Dynamo is somewhat notable as the only boss other than the eight Mavericks that gets his own intro sequence.
Gate (ゲイト Geito) is the main antagonist of Mega Man X6 and a researcher who formerly worked with Alia. Bearing knowledge far ahead of his peers, Gate ended up being exiled from the research community when his colleagues, including Alia, conspired to destroy Gate's Reploids out of fear for their power and inability to be analyzed. Months later following the crash of Eurasia, Gate discovered a piece of Zero's DNA and became infected by traces of the Maverick virus within it. Obsessed with building his own utopia for only the most supreme Reploids, Gate created the Nightmare Virus and the Zero Nightmare (a distorted and deranged clone of Zero) to instill fear in the population, then revived his Reploids as the "Nightmare Investigators" that would supposedly protect them but in reality lead them to their deaths.
As X investigates the Nightmare Virus and rescues the Reploids, he learns more about Gate and Alia's past with him. Eventually, Gate reveals himself and challenges X to a showdown in his secret laboratory, where he confronts him in a suit of invincible golden armor. After his defeat, Gate reveals that he had also salvaged Sigma and reactivates him, who in turn kills Gate. X later brings Gate's body back with him, leaving the final (unrevealed) decision of his fate to Alia out of respect for their former friendship.
Isoc is Gate's chief assistant in Mega Man X6. He is first seen giving a rousing speech to the Reploids and recruiting them as Nightmare Investigators. His actual goal, however, is to observe the effects of the Nightmare Virus and report them to Gate for further refinements. Isoc also shows an obsession with Zero, claiming that he knows everything there is to know about him.
After Gate's death, X and Zero find Isoc's body lying on the floor. Though functional, all data in his body has been erased, and it remains unknown as to what may have happened to him.
High Max is an antagonist in Mega Man X6. He was created by Gate as the ultimate Reploid, using DNA taken from Zero to make him incredibly powerful and resistant to damage (though this resistance can be overwhelmed with enough force). As the leader of the Nightmare Investigators, High Max is assigned the task to seek and destroy the Zero Nightmare as part of Gate's farce to lead the "low-grade" Reploids to their deaths through blind trust.
He initially attacks X when the Zero Nightmare is spotted nearby and accuses him of being in connection with the copy. After the Zero Nightmare is destroyed, High Max can be confronted in any of the eight stages. If defeated, he retreats and Isoc appears to cover his escape. High Max appears one final time in Gate's laboratory and is completely destroyed in battle.
Red appears in Mega Man X7 as the leader of Red Alert, an anti-Maverick mercenary group that had risen to prominence in place of the overworked and underequipped Maverick Hunters. He was the one who adopted and trained Axl, who looked up to Red as a father figure. After Red met with a mysterious "Professor" (Sigma) who claimed that he could increase his power, he began acting unusual and Axl took it as a sign to flee for his life, ultimately seeking asylum with the Maverick Hunters. Upon learning this, Red demanded that Axl be returned to him and set loose several Mavericks that Red Alert has captured, with the deal being that whichever group can defeat the Mavericks will gain custody of Axl.
After eliminating the bosses, X, Zero, and Axl infiltrate Red Alert's Crimson Palace and fight Red in a battle to the death. Later, after defeating Sigma, Red appears again to finish X and Zero off, but is revealed to be Axl in disguise as he delivers the final blow on the Hunters' oldest enemy.
Lumine is the main antagonist of Mega Man X8. Due to being a new generation Reploid, he can transform into other Reploids. Lumine is introduced as the director of the Jakob project, the Orbital elevator in the beginning of X8. He was soon kidnapped by Vile, due to his knowledge of the elevator. After defeating Sigma (originally thought to be the instigator of the events of the game once more) on normal or hard mode, Lumine is revealed to have been manipulating a weakened Sigma this time around, though he really means that he is essentially Sigma himself, and is carrying out his plans. He knows that Sigma could not do what he did in the whole series forever. He goes onto claim that this was Sigma's final death and that would be unable to return.
Lumine then reveals his own plan; to exterminate all humans and old generation Reploids and create a new world only for the new generation models. Lumine is fought in his normal form and then in an angelic form in a heavenly arena. After his defeat, he strikes Axl with what appears to be a tentacle and shatters the orb on his head, and appears to lodge a piece of the tentacle in the gem of his helmet.
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Mega Man X2 Mavericks
Mega Man X3 Mavericks
Mega Man X4 Mavericks
Mega Man X5 Mavericks
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Mega Man Battle Network characters
Lan Hikari (光 熱斗 Hikari Netto), is a fifth-grade student with a strong bond with his NetNavi, MegaMan. He is the son of Yuichiro Hikari and Haruka Hikari, and the grandson of Tadashi Hikari. He had a twin brother, Hub Hikari, who died when they were young, and it is later revealed that MegaMan.EXE is actually Hub reincarnated as data. MegaMan.EXE has a .1% modified difference in his DNA to avoid a connection between the two, but it is eventually erased, which causes them to become synchronized.
Lan is a typical carefree, happy-go-lucky youth in search of adventure and fun. However, he is quick at noticing the smallest details thus enabling him to think calmly during a sticky situation. Lan is also known as to be dense when things aren't Net related. He frequently NetBattles, and places the prospect of completing menial tasks like homework behind him. Despite his seemingly carefree attitude, Lan is always prompt to do the right thing, either for the world, or simply for a friend. He is talented on inline skates in every version of the franchise and commonly decorates his room with soccer-themes. Lan can be quite rash at times, but his actions sometimes have a positive effect.
In the anime, Lan eventually becomes a NetSaver (Net Savior), aiding the NetPolice in stopping crimes. This responsibility leads Lan on many missions involving the Darkloids and the Dark Chips in Axess, and his duties are expanded in Stream, as he becomes one of the Cross Fusion members opposing Duo.
Both the names LAN and Netto are references to networks, while the name Hikari, which is Japanese for 'light', is a reference to the main series' Dr. Light.
MegaMan.EXE (ロックマン.EXE Rokkuman.Eguze, Rockman.EXE in the original) (Mega Man) is the main NetNavi protagonist of the series. He is very close to his operator, Lan, and it is later revealed that he is actually Hub Hikari (光彩斗 Hikari Saito), Lan's twin brother reincarnated as data. Hub died during early infancy from a rare heart disease, but their father, Yuichiro, managed to use Hub's DNA in his project to create the perfect NetNavi. Completely syncing DNA would cause them to connect and feel each other's pain, so MegaMan.EXE's eye color is different, though the difference is later removed in order to save MegaMan.EXE's life. He later spends much of his time in the real world by using a "CopyBot" as a body. In the anime, it is not revealed that he is not Lan's twin but his close friend.
MegaMan.EXE is sometimes accused of being uptight by Lan because of his constant lecturing. He is usually optimistic even in the worst of times, and extremely determined. He is also usually very polite with other characters, where even in a bad situation unrelated to him he'll feel the need to apologize and make peace with others. Outside of that, however, he often cracks jokes about "not being around" for Lan to wake him up, help with his homework, or if he can`t win a NetBattle because he couldn`t find a good BattleChip. MegaMan.EXE's basic weapon is his Megabuster, and he can use various chips to enhance its abilities. He also has the special ability to "Style Change", which allows him to use different elements and abilities specific to the corresponding transformation, and later replaces it with "Soul Unison", which allows him to use the abilities of a friendly Navi. After being tainted by dark energy, he gains "Chaos Unison." After absorbing one of the Cybeasts, he gains the ability to take on their attributes. Falzar gives MegaMan.EXE the ability to fly and a special "Talon Buster", while Gregar gives him stronger armor and the "Vulcan Buster." The name Rockman EXE might come from the original MegaMan character, Rock Light. As shown in the anime, MegaMan.EXE has a secret fear of ghosts.
Mayl Sakurai (桜井 メイル Sakurai Meiru) is a classmate and close friend of Lan, and the operator of Roll.EXE (ロール Rōru). The two are next-door neighbors, and are often perceived to be a couple, though in all incarnations, Lan is clueless towards Mayl's affections. During the epilogue following the sixth game in the series, it is revealed that Lan and Mayl are married and have a child together named "Patch" ("Raito"). The two have always been very close growing up. Mayl, being the more mature and intelligent of the two, is often having to beat some sense into Lan when he gets himself into trouble. The two do occasionally have oppositions, but the bickering only brings them closer. Mayl sometimes shows that she may have romantic feelings towards her lifetime friend. Roll and Megaman's relation strongly parallels that of Lan and Mayl's, though Roll is much more blatant with her affection towards Megaman. She was renamed Maylu Sakurai in the English anime and manga. It is revealed in the 5th game, when the character observes Mayl's house in a Visionburst 11 years in the past, that Mayl's father is Netopian making her at least half Netopian.
Mayl's name is a pun on the wasei-eigo word, 'mail'.
Roll.EXE is the main female NetNavi of the series. Though she finds herself in many damsel in distress situations, she is combat-enabled and often assists MegaMan in both the games and the anime. In Battle Network 4: Red Sun, MegaMan and Roll battle each other during the Eagle Tournament. Her combat abilities include Roll Flash, an attack where she uses her antenna to whip the enemy, and Roll Arrow, which is capable of breaking loaded BattleChips; the anime adds Roll Blast, an attack where she fires several heart-shaped projectiles, to her repertoire.
Roll.EXE came from Roll from the original series of MegaMan. Roll was MegaMan's sister in the original series, while in Battle Network she is a close friend and later romantic interest of MegaMan. It is revealed in the ending of Mega Man Battle Network 6 that Roll and Mega Man become a couple and create a "son" dubbed Mega Man Junior.
Dex Oyama (大山 デカオ Ōyama Dekao), in Japan is a classmate and friend of Lan, and the operator of GutsMan.EXE (ガッツマン Gattsuman). He is often portrayed as a bully with a soft spot. Dex has a younger brother named Chisao, who is seen infrequently in Battle Network, and a recurring character in the anime. In later anime episodes, Dex gives up NetBattling in order to focus on his new career as a curry chef. Renamed Dex Ogreon in the English anime and manga.
GutsMan.EXE is a large and strong Navi who believes that he and his operator are the greatest NetBattlers in the world. He is known as Guts Man in original series of Mega Man. GutsMan.EXE is also shown to have a huge crush on Roll in the anime, mirroring Dex's feelings for Maylu.
GutsMan.EXE came from the robot Guts Man in the original series of MegaMan.
Yai Ayanokoji (綾小路 やいと Ayanokōji Yaito) in Japan and Yai Ayano in the English anime and manga, is a rich classmate and friend of Lan's, and the operator of Glyde.EXE (グライド Guraido), which from MegaMan Battle Network 2 onward, is spelled as "Glide". She is considerably younger than the other main characters, as she skipped a few grades due to her intelligence, and (in the anime) operates out of her father's company, AyanoTech (Gabcom), the original name of which is a play on the name of Capcom, the original creators of most of the MegaMan / Rockman series. In the anime (and sometimes the games), she is known for her large forehead, her gigantic blonde braids, as well as her love of strawberry milk, and secretly adores Chaud.
She is voiced by Jocelyne Loewen in the English dub.
Chaud Blaze (伊集院 炎山 Ijūin Enzan) in Japan, is the son of IPC's (BlazeQuest in the English anime) president (Shuuseki Ijuin), and the operator and creator of ProtoMan.EXE, known in Japan as Blues.EXE (ブルース.EXE Burūsu.Eguze). His mother died while he was still young, and Chaud was forced into becoming the vice-president of his father's corporation, a position which contributed to his initial cold attitude towards Lan Hikari. As the series progresses, he gains more respect for Lan, and also begins to open up to others, smiling more often. He does not, however, lose his serious outlook during battle, nor does he act impulsively before thinking.
In the games, Chaud is an Official NetBattler, who meets Lan while investigating a water shortage caused by WWW. He was introduced as a ruthless operator who took his job seriously and would delete any Navi who got in the way, and originally saw Lan as a pest, but they slowly became friends. Though only a couple years older than Lan, Chaud has progressed much more quickly through his education, and by the sixth (and final) game, he is already a college student. The ending of the sixth game reveals that he grows up to become a Worldwide leader of International Officials (IPC's president in the Japanese version). This incarnation of Chaud wears ProtoMan.EXE's Navi mark on the back of his vest for the first three games, unlike the anime and manga.
In the anime, Chaud retains his personality from the game, though his respectful side develops much quicker than in the aforementioned medium. He is the victor of the first series' N1 Grand Prix, defeating his opponents in mere seconds. In Axess, he becomes a Net Saver (Net Savior) and gains the ability to perform Cross Fusion with ProtoMan.EXE, but falls into depression after giving a Dark Chip to ProtoMan.EXE in order to defeat the Darkloid leader ShadeMan.EXE. Because the process ultimately transforms his Navi into Dark ProtoMan.EXE (Dark Blues), Chaud feels responsible for his friend's suffering, and sets out to rectify his mistake. Chaud continues to make regular appearances in Stream, Beast, and Beast+.
Chaud's Japanese name (Enzan) translates to "flame mountain". This reference was translated in his English name through "Chaud," a French word meaning "hot". The anime followed suit by naming the character Chaud Blaze. Furthermore, being a French word, "Chaud" is supposed to be pronounced with a silent "D," but it is incorrectly pronounced. In the English games, Chaud is the character's family name, though he is only referred to as Eugene during his introduction of himself in the first game. The anime changes Chaud to being his given name.
ProtoMan.EXE or Blues.EXE
WWW (World Three)
Formed by Lord Wily to take over the real world and cyberworld, the WWW is an organization that makes recurring appearances throughout the series, constantly met with defiance from Lan Hikari and MegaMan.EXE. Initially trying to conquer the internet by constructing the Life Virus (Dream Virus), Wily was forced to disband WWW's members and go into hiding after Lan and MegaMan.EXE foiled his plans. A former WWW member, the Professor, would resurrect the Life Virus as Life Virus R, while his servants spread the Zero Virus. Wily and WWW eventually resurfaced, aiming to steal the Tetra Codes, which would allow them to gain access to the SciLab network and claim the Alpha (Proto) network program, which had gone haywire years prior, causing devices connected to it to malfunction. Attempting to synchronize with Alpha once it was finally obtained, Wily was absorbed into its body along with Bass.EXE, though his consciousness was retrieved following the incident. The WWW was revived one final time at the series' end, with Wily's goal being destruction of both worlds with the aid of giant Copybot (Copyroid) versions of the Cybeasts, Gregar and Falzar. In the anime, WWW serves a similar purpose to its game counterpart, breeding terror and chaos throughout society via the net whilst searching for the "Ultimate NetNavi," later revealed to be PharaohMan. Unlike the events of the game, the original WWW members, and even Wily himself, align themselves with the protagonists instead of starting anew in the end. In Stream, however, WWW is revived by Tesla Magnus (Tesla Magnets) as Neo WWW. The original and newer groups often come into conflict with one another due to tensions over which is more powerful. Dark MegaMan and his Darkloid servants would take over after Neo WWW's last scheme, with the memories of its lower-ranking members erased.
Lord Wily can be seen as the primary antagonist of the Battle Network franchise. He himself appears as the main villain of Mega Man Battle Network, Mega Man Battle Network 3 and Mega Man Battle Network 6. He manipulates Sean Obihiro into leading the NetMafia Gospel in Mega Man Battle Network 2, and his son Dr. Regal is the main villain of Mega Man Battle Network 4 and Mega Man Battle Network 5. He becomes jealous when his robotics research is pushed aside in favor of Tadashi Hikari's breakthroughs in network technology, and devotes his life to destroying network society. Battle Network 6 reveals that, for a time, Wily had put aside his thirst for revenge; however, the death of Baryl's father caused him to reconsider.
Mega Man Battle Network incarnation
The following solo NetNavis appear in the WWW area.
Mega Man Battle Network 3 incarnation
Mega Man Battle Network 6 incarnation
MegaMan Network Transmission incarnation
Gospel (ゴスペル Gosuperu) refers to a NetMafia organization led by the mysterious Boss Gospel (ゴスペル首領 Gosperu Shuryō) and the wolf-like monstrosity that is unleashed by the organization. (Boss Gospel is renamed Kid Grave, and the organization and creature are both renamed Grave and Grave Virus Beast respectively in the English anime.) In Battle Network 2, the creature known as Gospel was created from a collection of bugs in various programs, while in the anime, Gospel and Bass were created from the remnants of PharaohMan. Gospel and the Cybeast Gregar are similar in appearance because of the way they were born; from a fusion of bugs.
Sean Obihiro, known as Shun Obihiro (帯広 シュン Obihiro Shun) is the true identity of Shuryou Gospel. As a child, Sean's parents were killed in an airplane crash. Ostracized by his peers, he decided to strike back at society by forming Gospel while taking the alias of Lord Gospel (Kid Grave in the English dub). Unbeknownst to him, he was manipulated by Wily the entire time. Sean would eventually change his ways when Lan offers him a hand in friendship. In Battle Chip Challenge, it was revealed that FreezeMan was his original NetNavi. In the manga, he works undercover as Kei Yuki, an extremely bright professor from Ameroupe. In the anime, his Lord Gospel form is a robot that is controlled by Lord Wily. After the Gospel virus is destroyed, Lord Gospel's robot body is taken over by Bass.
Members of Gospel
DarkChip Syndicate Nebula is the antagonist group of Mega Man Battle Network 4 and Mega Man Battle Network 5. It is unique in that, aside from Dr. Regal (and Ms. Yuri in the anime), no named human operators are shown to be involved with the group.
Dr. Regal (Dr.リーガル Dokutā Rīgaru) is the human mastermind behind Nebula, and the operator of LaserMan. He is Dr. Wily's son and comes from the small, authoritarian country known as Nation Z.
He is introduced in Battle Network 4, as one of the scientists working together to prevent Duo's asteroid from striking the planet. However, near the end of the game, he reveals that he is behind the spread of "Dark Chips." He sends LaserMan into the asteroid, but MegaMan pursues the Navi. LaserMan is deleted in the resulting battle, and MegaMan manages to avert the crisis. Dr. Regal leaps from the top of the NAXA building to avoid arrest, and is presumed dead.
In Battle Network 5, he kidnaps Dr. Hikari and uses Nebula to take over the entirety of Cyberworld. As Team ProtoMan or Team Colonel slowly take back the internet, Regal prepares to activate the SoulNet system. Using SoulNet, which was developed by Tadashi Hikari and Dr. Wily to connect human emotions, and Nebula Grey, a monstrous program that is the embodiment of evil, he plans to forever corrupt the population. However, he is thwarted by MegaMan, who destroys Nebula Grey and the DarkChips. After the battle, Regal has a decade of his memory erased; the Team Colonel version of the game reveals that it was Dr. Wily that caused this amnesia. He is seen working at SciLab at the end of the game.
In the anime, Dr. Regal is the top energy scientist of Kingland. In the past, he was rescued from a plane crash by Duo, who selected him as a probe to monitor life on Earth, and adopted by Wily. In Axess, he visits Dr. Hikari to look over a commandeered Dimensional Converter used by the Darkloids to substantiate in the real world, but is eventually recognized as the leader of Nebula. He, along with Ms. Yuri, collaborate with the Darkloids to wreak havok on Cyberworld. When ShadeMan, leader of the Darkloids, becomes suspicious of the humans, he is assaulted by LaserMan and is forced to flee. Dr. Regal later uses Regal Tower to create a worldwide Dimensional Area. After deleting ShadeMan once and for all, the now-Cross Fused Dr. Regal moves to destroy SciLab. He is thwarted by Lan and MegaMan, who use "Full Synchro" to badly damage him.
Dr. Regal is voiced by Trevor Devall in the English dub.
In Rockman EXE: Program of Light and Dark, it is revealed that Regal has become badly fragmented data. He fuses with Nebula Grey (a program created by Dr. Wily) and attempts to use the "Spectrum" phenomenon to gain access to, and eventually destroy, the real world. After being defeated by MegaMan and Bass, he reappears in Stream, using the Crests of Duo to obtain great power. However, he is destroyed once and for all by Duo himself.
Dr. Regal first appears in volume 10 of the Mega Man NT Warrior manga as the weapon development director for the country, Netopia. Later on it is discovered that Dr. Regal is behind the Darkloids in the Netopia Net Army and that he wants MegaMan's ability to merge with Bass, so that Nebula Grey can become even more powerful. However, using Beast Out, MegaMan destroys Nebula Grey. Bass then destroys Dr. Regal's submarine, killing him.
The Darkloids are a group of solo Navis that are addicted to DarkChips. They are Nebula operatives in the games, while they are an independent group that collaborates with the organization in the anime.
Duo (デューオ Dyūo) is a mysterious being from outer space. In both Mega Man Battle Network 4 and Rockman EXE Stream, Duo seeks to "cleanse" Earth of evil.
In the games, Duo is the operating system of an asteroid poised to destroy Earth. He was attracted to the planet by the spread of Dark Chips that was instigated by Nebula. After Dr. Regal sabotages NAXA's attempts to divert the asteroid, he sends LaserMan in an attempt to control it; however, LaserMan is deleted by MegaMan. Duo then appears before MegaMan and, after forcing the Navi to fight his own dark soul, engages him in battle. MegaMan manages to destroy Duo's battle body and, using the energy of humans worldwide, successfully changes the asteroid's course. Before MegaMan leaves, Duo warns that he will return again someday.
In the anime, he is a god-like entity created by an alien race. Fifteen years prior to Stream, Duo visits Earth and rescues Dr. Regal and Ms. Yuri from a plane crash, turning them into probes. He returns after having seen the violence brought on by Regal, but decides to spare humankind if it proves its worth. He is voiced by Kenji Nomura.
Duo possesses a variety of extremely potent abilities, many of them manifesting themselves in the form of space-age weaponry. His fists can detach and fire through rocket propulsion to strike his enemies. His chest cavity houses explosive artillery, which is launched in either a direct or homing fashion, as either mines or missiles. This cavity may also compress in on itself to release a powerful focused laser beam that fans out at certain points along the spectrum. His most devastating technique is Anger Impact, where he releases a wave of energy that resembles his face. In the anime, Duo also possesses the ability to separate Navis and operators from Cross Fusion with a mere thought, allowing them to take on physical bodies while in his asteroid.
The Cybeasts are the titular cyber beasts from Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar/Cybeast Falzar. They were originally created by the grandfather of Mayor Cain. Lord Wily seeks to obtain the legendary beasts so that he may wreak havoc on both Cyberworld and the real world. Their exact roles in the story depend on the game version: the title Cybeast is absorbed by MegaMan.EXE and is later destroyed by him, while the opposite Cybeast is absorbed by CircusMan.EXE and is ultimately deleted by Colonel and Iris.
In the anime, Gregar and Falzar each lead an army of Zoanoroids.
Cybeast Gregar known as Cyber Beast Glaga (電脳獣グレイガ Dennōjū Gureiga) in Japan, is a legendary wolf-like sentient program created from accumulated bugs, much like the Gospel Megavirus.
In the anime, he is the leader of the Gregar Army which consists of Zoanoroid versions of BlizzardMan.EXE, DarkMan.EXE, FlameMan.EXE, GutsMan.EXE, JunkMan.EXE, MetalMan.EXE, NapalmMan.EXE, NumberMan.EXE, PharaohMan.EXE, PlantMan.EXE, QuickMan.EXE, Sparkman.EXE, StoneMan.EXE, WhaleMan.EXE, and YamatoMan.EXE.
Cybeast Falzar known as Cyber Beast Falzer (電脳獣ファルザ Dennōjū Faruzā) in Japan, is a legendary falcon-like sentient program created by Dr. Cain, Mayor Cain's Grandfather, to combat Gregar; the program would go awry, eventually becoming as much of a threat to Cyberworld as its original enemy.
In the anime, he is the leader of the Falzar Army which consists of Zoanoroid versions of CloudMan.EXE, FreezeMan.EXE, GateMan.EXE, KendoMan.EXE, LarkMan.EXE, Meddy.EXE, Punk.EXE, SnakeMan.EXE, SwordMan.EXE, and the CutMan.EXE Brothers. Zoanoroid SparkMan.EXE used to be part Falzar's army until he was converted to Gregar's army by Zoanoroid PharaohMan.EXE.
Bass, known as Forte (フォルテ Forute) in Japan, was intended to be the first fully autonomous NetNavi, fully independent of an operator, and extremely powerful. Bass was falsely blamed for causing massive problems in the original internet, and was nearly killed by the SciLab Elite Corps. Dr. Cossack, the only human he trusted and his creator, was arrested before he could plug out Bass to safety, leading Bass to believe that he had betrayed him as well and hates humanity since then.
In Battle Network 2, Sean Obihiro of Gospel attempted to make a clone army of Bass copies, eventually leading to the accidental creation of the Gospel Megavirus. During the game's ending, Bass is shown deleting one such clone and swearing revenge upon mankind. Bass returns to fulfill his promise in Battle Network 3, where he assists Wily in using Alpha to destroy network society; however, Bass is swallowed up by Alpha along with Wily himself. He is then approached by the remains of the Gospel Megavirus, which saves him and fuses with him. He is later confronted by MegaMan in the secret area, and narrowly defeated. It is revealed that he suffers from amnesia, but Megaman is successful to remind him of his creator, Cossak. Thrown into confusion, Bass leaves.
In Battle Network 4, Bass is found deep in the Undernet hibernating as a statue, and reawakens upon meeting Megaman. Once again defeated, he retreats and vows to become stronger. In Battle Network 5, a post-game boss created by dark power takes on his likeness, but his true self can also be fought. Whenever defeated, he leaves of his own volition; this trend continues until Battle Network 6. There, Bass is confronted in his gravestone in the Undernet and numerous times afterwards. The final confrontation with Bass is his most powerful, when he has absorbed a cybeast's power into his body. When defeated, he drifts away into the net and is available as a random encounter in the Graveyard area.
In the anime, Bass was created from Pharoahman's data by Wily. Bass came to exist from the left over data of PharaohMan that Wily didn't use to make Gospel. While Gospel contains PharaohMan's ultimate program, Bass on the other hand is the reincarnation of PharaohMan's soul but lacking any memories, which were used in making Gospel, though he later recovered his memories after reading Megaman's memories. Bass is voiced by Matt Hill in the English dub.
In the manga, Bass' background stays true like the original but with a darker and more sinister personality. He is infamously known as the 'Black Shadow', the strongest Net Navi in the Undernet. Also, compared to the anime and the game, Bass is portrayed having deeper rivalry and to an extent, friendship with MegaMan.
Dr. Yuichiro Hikari
Yuichiro Hikari (光祐一朗 Hikari Yūichirō) is Lan's father, and the creator of MegaMan. He followed in his father's footsteps, working as a scientist and a renowned authority on anything having to do with the net. As such, he is often away, working on his latest project at SciLab. In Axess, his focus moves onto merging operator and NetNavi in a process known as Cross Fusion, which later inspired the "Double Soul" ("Soul Unison") concept in the games.
Yuichiro's father, Dr. Tadashi Hikari, is considered to be the founder of the computer networking system within the Battle Network series. As such, Yuichiro is looked upon as an expert in the subject of networking. Although he is not seen with a NetNavi of his own, he is the creator of numerous NetNavis, including MegaMan.EXE. In the games, in an attempt to save his dying son, Hub, he creates MegaMan by placing the boy's DNA into a Navi program.
In the anime, Yuichiro is often the scientist responsible for new designs and additions to already existing PET models, and his research into the nature of Dimensional Areas leads to the creation of the "Synchro Chip" permitting Cross Fusion, a unique ability that allows an operator to merge with his/her NetNavi.
Haruka Hikari (光はる香 Hikari Haruka) is Lan's caring mother, who works at home and prepares extravagant meals for her husband and son. In the anime, she is portrayed as somewhat naïve, though she always wishes the best for her loved ones. In the 5th game, Haruka ends up inviting Mayl over in order to teach her cooking, while Mayl returns the favor and teaches her to NetBattle.
Dr. Tadashi Hikari
Tadashi Hikari (光正 Hikari Tadashi) is the inventor of Cyberworld. He bears a visual resemblance to Dr. Light of the Classic Mega Man series (this is explained by the Japanese word "Hikari" loosely meaning "Light"). He passes away long before the events of the Battle Network series, and only appears in the form of archived data.
He first appears in Battle Network 3, after Lan and MegaMan defeat Alpha. He speaks with his grandsons for a short while before Alpha began to collapse. He also indirectly saves MegaMan, as the Navi is found inside the area of Alpha that housed Tadashi's personality data.
Tadashi also appears in Battle Network 5 inside of a "Vision Burst." The Vision Bursts revolve around Tadashi's and Wily's work on the SoulNet, and reveal that the two scientists decided to stop working on the project in order to let their descendants finish it.
Mr. Famous (Eguchi-meijin (江口名人) in the Japanese version) is a scientist working with Yuichiro. In the games, he is the creator of several powerful Navis, including GateMan.EXE, KendoMan.EXE., GridMan.EXE (FootMan.EXE in the English dub), and Punk.EXE, although he does not have one in the anime. In every game he has appeared in, each of his Navis were created by fans of the series in a Capcom-sponsored contest (with the exception of Punk). A running gag in the anime involves Famous repeatedly trying to convince Lan to not use "Mr." ('san' in the Japanese version) when addressing him. With each passing series, the number on Famous' shirt increases by one. It started at 15 and ended at 19, meant to represent the Mega Man / Rockman franchise's age. In real life, Masakazu Eguchi is the name of the scenario writer for the games, and he often cosplays as Meijin at official Japanese events.
The Solo NetNavis are NetNavis that have no owner. Besides the ones that work for WWW, Gospel, and the Darkloids, the following Solo NetNavis are listed below.
Other recurring characters