Mega Man X
- "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.
This scientist was betrayed by one of her colleagues, Dr. Weil (Not to be confused with Dr. Wily). Dr. Weil stole the Mother Elf and corrupted her with a sample of the Sigma Virus that he had advanced in secret, and the corrupted Mother Elf became the Dark Elf, which took innocent reploids and turned them into horrifying mavericks. The fight over the cyber elves, the Dark Elf, and the planet took place in a terrible segment of events known only as the Elf Wars, which wiped out 60% of the human population and 90% of the reploid population on earth. During these conflicts, X and Zero fought against Weil numerous times, and despite the gravity of the war, and Zero losing his original body to Weil's ultimate creation, Omega (Zero was transferred to a copy of his original body after that incident), the hunters were successful in defeating Weil, morphing his body into an immortal cyborg and driving him and Omega into the deep reaches of Space in exile. The Dark Elf remained corrupted, and in order to prevent her from corrupting others, X sealed himself with the Dark Elf in the last city where humans and reploids lived together, Neo Arcadia. Zero also chose to remain in stasis, despite X's protests, Zero stated that it was necessary, because so long as he [Zero] exists, he will be a cause of conflict.
X was the official ruler of Neo Arcadia, but sealing the Dark Elf took a toll on the reploid's body, and with this, he asked a young human scientist, Dr. Ciel, to create a copy of himself in order to maintain the illusion that X was still leading civilization. Given her expertise, and her lineage of being the descendant of the scientist who created the Mother Elf, Ciel agreed, and Copy X was born, leaving the original to keep the Dark Elf sealed. Copy X was able to command Neo Arcadia, including X's four guardians (who were unaware that Copy X was not the true X they swore loyalty to). The four guardians were comprised of Leviathan, Fefnir, Phantom and Harpuia, the last of whom was also the commander of the guardians. The guardians were granted high ranking within the Neo Arcadian army because they were all based off of X's abilities, albeit different forms of the abilities unique to the guardians (Leviathan excelled underwater, Fefnir specialized in close-range combat, Phantom was known for his stealth abilities, and Harpuia commanded the skies with no equal).
Neo Arcadia’s peace was not to last, as the destruction caused by the Elf Wars left energy sources scarce, and led to a crisis. Copy X, who was not a perfect reproduction of the original X, implemented a new plan to preserve energy in Neo Arcadia by sacrificing reploids who were accused of being Mavericks, even when they had committed no crime. Several reploids led protests united under Ciel, who, while human, refused to agree with Copy X's policies of sacrificing innocents. Ciel and the reploids she led were driven out of Neo Arcadia, and were hounded by their forces, causing them to be the first resistance group Neo Arcadia had ever faced.
X did not approve of his copy's actions and aided the resistance by taking Cyber-elf form and returning Zero's trademark weapon, the Z-saber, to him after Zero's forced awakening from Ciel. As Zero fought to help the resistance against the Neo Arcadian Army, X opened a path for Zero to travel to Neo Arcadia, and asked Zero to destroy Copy X, who he considered an unworthy successor to his rule. After Copy X's defeat, X visited Zero in Cyber-elf form and asked him to continue to fight against Neo Arcadia and to make the world a better place.
X felt the seal on the Dark Elf weaken, and tried to convince Elpizo, a Resistance reploid who believed the destruction of Neo Arcadia was the only way to achieve peace, to not break the seal on her as her power would lead to calamity. Elpizo destroyed X’s body as he held Zero in place, which freed the Dark Elf and gave Elpizo incredible power. X was still able to communicate to Zero in Cyber Elf form, but this form now had a certain amount of time before it dissipated into Cyberspace, where the “souls” of reploids go after the destruction of their bodies. After Elpizo's defeat at the hands of Zero, X and Zero witnessed the Dark Elf transform Elpizo into a cyber-elf. X assured Zero that the Dark Elf was not always evil, and told Zero that she was corrupted by Dr. Weil.
After Dr. Weil's return from exile, and reinstating a resurrected Copy X to lead Neo Arcadia, X continued to guide Zero and the Resistance, even stopping the Dark Elf's influence from controlling all Resistance reploids. After Zero fought against Copy X once more and defeated him, Weil became the official ruler of Neo Arcadia. Zero infiltrated Neo Arcadia once more to finish off Weil and Omega, and learned that Omega was in control of his original body. However, X told Zero that Zero’s heart, not his body, was what mattered, and Zero was able to defeat his original body with the help of Harpuia, Leviathan, Fefnir and X in his cyber elf form (the trio also lost their lives in this battle, and Phantom destroyed himself in an unsuccessful attempt at killing Zero during Zero's first infiltration to Neo Arcadia). The Dark Elf also broke free of Omega and eradicated the virus that corrupted her, flying away freely, and no longer considered a threat. As X faded into Cyberspace, he entrusted Zero with eliminating Weil’s threat.
After Weil's defeat at the hand of Zero (which also came at the cost of Zero's life), Weil’s desire for power continued even after his death in the form of Biometal Model W, which contained his personality, and a large fragment of his power to whomever wielded it. It was created when fused shards of Ragnarok (a space station used by Weil that had a laser powerful enough to end all life on the planet) and Weil were recovered after the battle between Zero and Weil. Aware of its existence, and unable to destroy or contain Biometal W, Ciel created Biometals that could fuse with whoever wielded them in order to counter Biometal W. She created Biometals Models X, Z, H, P, L and F, which contained the souls of X, Zero, Harpuia, Phantom, Leviathan and Fefnir, respectively. Biometal X was unique in the sense that it could be equipped with any other model at the same time, with the most versatile form being Model ZX (The reason for this is the four guardians were built based off of X’s abilities, and X and Zero had a bond of friendship and trust that carried on to their biometal forms). Biometals Z and X were discerning as to who was allowed to wield their power, but ultimately entrusted them to those who swore to fight against Mavericks.
X's desire for peace and his tendency to hesitate were regarded by many as his greatest weakness, however, it was revealed that was where his true potential lay. Zero himself noted that while Copy X had the physical strength of X, he lacked X's empathy, and was much more naive than X, which in Zero's eyes, is what made X a true hero.
X claims to see Zero as merely his fellow hunter, but the reality is that he views Zero as a close friend, having been saved by Zero on multiple occasions, as well as being told by Zero that it's ridiculous to think that X will ever go Maverick (and he was right, as X never went Maverick). Zero even once said that he and X were the best partners. Zero also seems to balance out X's pacifist tendencies; whenever X questions why it's necessary for Reploids to fight, Zero always gives him a reason to carry on the fight, regardless of the circumstances. X also looks after Zero, and is helping Zero work through the pain he felt after the Repliforce incident.
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 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 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
Stats at Level 99 (Project X Zone 2)Edit
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)
Project X Zone Attack List Edit
|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
|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|
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
|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.|
|Project X Zone|
|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
|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
|Aura - Iris|