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Mega Man X





Voice Actor:

Takahiro Sakurai

"If that's the case, I no choice but to destroy you...It's my duty as a Maverick Hunter!"
—Mega Man X

Mega Man X is the main protagonist from Capcom's Mega Man X series.


Mega Man X (simply referred to as X) is the final creation of the brilliant Dr. Thomas Light. The good doctor had designed him to be a great deal different from his usual creations. X is the first android capable of thinking, feeling and acting on his own, much like a human being. While this was considered a revolutionary breakthrough at the time, Dr. Light feared that X's inexperienced circuits may have a negative impact on the world; X could make poor choices or misuse his abilities. Faced with this insecurity, Dr. Light had X sealed in a capsule that would analyze his circuitry for the next thirty years to determine if his design was "mature" enough to be awakened. However, this would be completed beyond the scope of the scientist's remaining lifespan. Before his passing, Dr. Light left a recorded message to any who would find X's capsule that his creation was not to be released until the system tests were finished. X was sealed away on September 18, 20XX. 

In the year 21XX, X's capsule was discovered by a new generation scientist, Dr. Cain. Upon X's awakening and the analysis of Dr. Light's research, Dr. Cain was baffled at the contents. Even one century later, X's design and capabilities were deemed almost too complex to be understood completely. The thinking, feeling robot was essentially a product far ahead of the time, even after technology had advanced so much. Despite this, Dr. Cain, with X's consent and input, began developing a new generation of robots called Reploids (Repliroids in Japanese), which all had emotional development systems similar to X, hence the term. While at first the production of Reploids allowed for a more quickly developing future, incidents began to occur where Reploids would suddenly exhibit violent behavior and attack humans and other Reploids. The term Maverick (Irregular in Japanese) was used to refer to these out of control Reploids and the government soon commissioned a team of special agents to deal with these incidents, called the Maverick Hunters. 

Feeling responsible for the Maverick outbreaks because his own data was used in the development of Reploids, X joined the Maverick Hunters and was assigned to Sigma's 17th Elite Unit. Despite his capabilities, X has been ranked lower than the rest of the elites due to his tendency to hesitate in battle. He is not fond of fighting and wishes for peaceful resolutions, which causes Mavericks to view him as softhearted and weak. However, X is the furthest thing from weak due to what is referred to as his "limitless potential" by various parties and his constantly growing level of power. Both Sigma and Cyber Peacock, a Maverick from Mega Man X4, have stated as such. Even his partner Zero is aware that X will eventually become more powerful than any other on Earth. When this will actually occur remains to be seen. 

After becoming a hunter, X met and worked with fellow Maverick Hunters Sigma, Vile, and Zero. X often felt dismayed for receiving disrespect from his fellow hunters and targets, as Sigma would often lecture X on his tendency to hesitate, and Vile saw X as weak for having regrets and showing mercy. However, X was respected by Dr. Cain and Zero, who X would form a friendship with. When Vile was officially labelled a Maverick after many missions of endangering his teammates and cruel behavior, X asked Zero what would cause a reploid to go Maverick,and Zero responded with program errors and short circuits in their electronic brains as examples, and going on to say that the same things that give reploids their power is also their greatest weakness.

Shortly after Vile's imprisonment, Sigma had gone Maverick for reasons unknown, and freed Vile, who joined his rebellion with the intention of destroying X. X fought against Sigma's forces during the first day of their uprising, but was almost killed by Vile. Before Vile could finish X off, Zero saved X and told X that he believed in his potential. He would fight against Vile again during the march against Sigma's castle and would have been defeated again had Zero not sacrificed his body to destroy Vile's ride armor. X defeated Vile and Sigma, and continued to fight against Mavericks while continually wishing for peace.

Zero's parts were found by Sigma's Maverick forces after his destruction, and were recovered by X who fought against them. A revived Sigma attempted to have X fight against a fake Zero only to have the fake Zero destroyed by the real one, who continued to defend X from Sigma's criticism. Afterwards, X became the second in command of the Maverick Hunters, with Zero at the helm.

During the Repliforce incident, X was guided by a reploid named Double, who he trusted to help him as best he could. Double ended up being a spy for Sigma and attempted to kill X, only to be destroyed by him. This incident planted a seed of concern within X and he told Zero that if he were to ever turn Maverick, X would want Zero to destroy him. However, Zero responded that X was being ridiculous, as Zero truly believed that X would never go Maverick.

During the incident involving the Space Colony Eurasia, a new form of virus was spreading throughout the earth, causing all reploids who were exposed to it to deteriorate both mentally and physically, X and Zero had to face the incoming threat of collision from the station, as well as the last stand of Sigma, who had survived every previous defeat handed to him by the maverick hunters, and was responsible for the virus, earning it the name Sigma Virus.

When Zero was exposed to the virus, however, he became stronger, and his injuries were healed as a result of coming into contact with the virus. This confused the maverick hunters, as well as Zero, who had no idea why the virus reacted to him in this manner, and planted seeds of doubt within his fellow hunters, including X. This doubt culminated into a fight between X and Zero in Sigma's stronghold, where the virus was at its strongest, and left both hunters incapacitated. With his final act against Sigma, Zero shielded X from Sigma's attack meant for them both, and allowed the Spirit of Dr. Light to awaken X in order to finish the fight, and finally end Sigma's threat.

Zero was repaired once more, and research was done on the virus in order to solve its origin and the mystery behind why Zero reacted to it with its side effects. The Sigma Virus was an evolved form of the Wily Virus which was transferred from Zero to Sigma in their first encounter, and was seen to be found in the majority of mavericks the hunters had faced throughout the years. The Wily Virus was originally implemented into Zero by his creator, Dr. Albert Wily, with the intention of controlling him, alhough, no one save Dr. Wily (who was long since dead) knew about it.

Zero consented to allow his body to be used as research for a cure for the virus in order to prevent future maverick attacks. This research was headed by an unnamed female scientist, who was experimenting with a new form of technology. The cure was created in a form of technology known as the Mother Elf, which cures reploids of the maverick virus. The Mother Elf was also the advent for a new type of technology known as cyber elves, which would segue into the Mega Man Zero series.

X's career as a Maverick Hunter has taken him through many trials and ordeals, some of which made him truly question the state of the world he is a part of and some which have made him wonder just what becoming a Maverick really meant to a Reploid. He has even puzzled over his close friend Zero, who is equally as mysterious as himself in many regards. This has even brought the two of them to confront each other in battle during Mega Man X5, the point where everything took a sudden turn in X's series. 

Crosspedia EntryEdit

Project X Zone Edit

One of a type of robot that is extremely similar to a human, called a "Reploid." X is the leader of 17th Elite Unit of "Maverick Hunters," the name given to those who deal with incidents caused by Mavericks, Reploids that have suffered an irregularity in their electronic brains. 

A forthright warrior who feels a strong desire to protect peace, he is at the same time of a caring nature, and his determination has wavered in the past when faced with having to actually destroy another Reploid. 

These doubts are themselves unique to X, and are considered to indicate new possibilities for Reploids, but the secret power that his body conceals is still yet to awaken. 

Project X Zone 2 Edit

A "Reploid", a type of robot that is extremely similar to a human.

X is the leader of the 17th Elite Unit of "Maverick Hunters", the name given to those who deal with incidents caused by Mavericks, Reploids that have suffered an irregularity in their electronic brains.

A forthright warrior who feels a strong desire to protect peace, he has at the same time a caring nature, and so in the past his determination has wavered when his duty demanded he actually destroy a fellow Reploid.

These doubts are themselves unique to X, and the scientific establishment considers them signs of new possibilities for Reploids, but the secret power his body conceals is yet to awaken.

X & Zero as they appear in Chapter 7


X first appears in Chapter 20: The Maverick Hunters for Project X Zone and first appears in Chapter 7: Going Commando for Project X Zone 2. X is partnered with his fellow Maverick Hunter and longtime friend, Zero. His moveset consists of the special weapons he has acquired from Maverick bosses up to Mega Man X4, such as Tunnel Rhino's Tornado Fang from Mega Man X3 and Wheel Gator's Spin Wheel from Mega Man X2 as well as his signature X-Buster.  

Stats at Level 50 (Project X Zone) Edit

50 12574 363 348 155 160

Stats at Level 99 (Project X Zone 2)Edit

99 47201 735 411 268 274

Ultimate Equipment (Project X Zone 2)Edit

Gear: Ride Chaser (ATK+312, TEC+40, DEX+40, HP+2000, MOVE+1)

Accessory: Hyper Chip (DEF+270, TEC+10, DEX+10, SP+50, Nullifies ZOC)

Attack ListEdit

Project X Zone Attack List Edit

Name Strength XP Rate Effect Notes
X-Buster & Z-Saber C 7% None Stardard A attack. X fires three shots and a charge shot.
Tornado Fang & Kuuenzan B 5% Critical+ Right+A attack. X uses a charged Tornado Fang and Rising Fire.
Frost Tower & Hyouretsuzan B 4% Down Left+A attack. X uses a normal Storm Tornado and Frost Tower.
Twin Slasher & Raijingeki C 5% Stun Down+A attack. Learned at Level 14. X uses a normal Tornado Fang and Twin Slasher.
Nova Strike & Shippuuga S 3% None Up+A attack. Learned at Level ?. X uses Spin Wheel and Nova Strike.
Special: Ultimate Armor & Rakuhouha S 100% Cost Stun Special Y attack. X attacks with a charge shot, Double Cyclone, Triad Thunder, and ends by equipping the Ultimate Armor and using its Nova Strike.
MA: Hadoken & Genmu Zero (2-4 enemies) B 100% Cost Stun Multi-Attack. X uses a Cross Charge Shot and Hadoken.
Support: Rising Fire & Ryuenjin C None None X fires three shots, a charge shot, uses Spin Wheel, a normal Rising Fire, and a charged Rising Fire.

Project X Zone 2 Attack List Edit

Name Strength Effect
X-Buster & Z-Saber A None
Frost Tower & Hadangeki B Down
Triad Thunder & Ryuenjin C Stun
Rising Fire & Hyouretsuznan B Block Crush
Fire Wave & Raikousen C Stun
Special: Ultimate Armor & Sougenmu S Stun
MA: Genmurei (2 enemies) S None
Support: Nova Strike & Raijingeki A None

Skill ListEdit

Project X Zone Skill ListEdit

Skill Name XP Cost Target Effect Description
Zero Buster 15% Self Attack Range +1 Allows Zero to take down ranged enemies
Body Parts 25% Self Defense +15% X increases the toughness of his body
Tenkuuha 20% Self Cancel Enemy Encounters Zero reflects attacks with the Z-Saber
X-Buster 35% Self Attack +15% X increases the output of his Buster
Hidden Power Auto (XP over 120%) Self All stats increase 10% X Only

Project X Zone 2 Skill List Edit

Name SP Cost Target Effect Description
Body Parts 50 Self Defense +50% Power-up parts that make X's Titanium-X Alloy more resilient.
Sub Tank 30 Ally HP Heal 40% A tank containing life energy X uses to heal himself.
Tenkuuha 40 Self Nullifies Counterattacks The energized Zero uses his Z-Saber to nullify counters.
Hyper Dash 70 Self Move +1 Zero equips reinforced parts made from enemy robot programs to boost his speed.

Project X Zone 2 Auto Skill List Edit

Name CP Cost Activation Rate Effect Description
Arm Parts 0 After Action: XP 80 or more Charge Bonus Damage +15% An enhancement to the X Buster that allows him to fire charged shots.
0 Unit Commander 0 Start of Turn: 100% Back Attack +15% Zero's "Shinobi" unit excels in assassination as well as combat.
Foot Parts 300 Start of Turn: 100% Nullifies Traps Allows X to hover and dash through the air, letting him dodge traps.
Dark Hold 400 Start of Turn: 100% Extends Cross Freeze Zero stops time with his special weapon to freeze and attack foes.
Head Parts 500 Enemy Turn: Damage taken 10% or more of Max HP Nullifies Block X's headguard can butt its way through solid obstacles.
Growing Reploid 600 Start of Turn: HP 50% or less CP Acquired +20% X is a Reploid capable of learning and maturing like a human being.
Unbending Love 700 Start of Turn: 5 or more skill types in effect Skill SP Cost down 50% Zero overcomes his self-doubt and sadness over precious losses to fight on in battle.

Themes Edit

His theme for Project X Zone is his opening stage song from Mega Man X4, and his theme for Project X Zone 2 is the opening stage song from Mega Man X3.


List of Quotes - X & Zero

List of Quotes - X & Zero (PXZ2)


Screenshots Edit

Project X Zone
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa A. - Alisa B. - Arthur - Bahn - Batsu - BlackRose - Bruno - Chris - Chun-Li - Cyrille - Dante - Demitri - Devilotte - Erica - Estelle
Flynn - Frank - Gemini - Haken - Heihachi - Hsien-Ko - Ichiro Ogami - Imca - Jill - Jin - Juri - Kaguya - Ken - Kite - Kogoro - KOS-MOS - Kurt
Lady - Leanne - Ling Xiaoyu - Lindow - Mii - Morrigan - Neneko/Neito - Pai - Reiji - Riela - Rikiya - Ryu - Sakura - Sänger - Saya - Servbots
Soma - T-elos - Toma - Tron - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - X - Xiaomu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Rival Characters
Astaroth - Aya-me - Ciseaux - Coco ★ Tapioca - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Drei - Due - Ein - Jedah - Lord Raptor - Meden
Necron - Nemesis - Omicon - Phantom - Riemsianne - Selvaria - Seth - Skeith - Vajra - V-Dural - Vile
Non-Playable Characters
Aura - Iris

Project X Zone 2
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa - Aty - Axel - Captain - Chris - Chrom - Chun-Li - Ciel - Dante - Demitri - Erica - Estelle - Felicia - Fiora - Flynn - Gemini
Goro Majima - Haseo - Heihachi - Hibana - Hotsuma - Ichiro Ogami - Ingrid - Jill - Jin - June - Kage Maru - Kazuma Kiryu - Kazuya - Ken - Kite
KOS-MOS - Leanne - Leon - Ling Xiaoyu - Lucina - Maya - Morrigan - Nana - Natsu - Pai - Phoenix - Reiji - Ryo - Ryu - Sakura - Segata
Strider Hiryu - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - Vergil - X - Xiaomu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Rival Characters
Aya-me - Azure Kite - B.B. Hood - B. Hayato - Byaku Shin - Ciseaux - Coco ★ Tapioca - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Dokurobo - Dural - Druk
Juri - Kamuz - Kurohaganeα - Lord Raptor - M. Bison - Marduk - Metal Face - Nelo - Nemesis - Nine Nine - Pyron - Ranmaru - Robot Axel
Saya - Shadow - Sheath - Shtrom - Shtrom Jr. - Sigma - Skeith - Solo - T-elos - Tong Pooh - Unknown - Ustanak - Vajra - Vile MK-II - Zagi
Non-Playable Characters
Ada - Aura - Chizuru Urashima - Garigliano - Miyuki - Miles Edgeworth - Otohime - Sylphie - Tarosuke - Tiki

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