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X (Mega Man)

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This article is about the Mega Man character. For other uses, see X (disambiguation).
Official artwork of X from Rockman X DiVE.

Official artwork of X from Mega Man X DiVE.

Universe Mega Man
Debut Mega Man X (1993)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Minecraft (DLC, 2023)
Console/platform of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Robot
Gender Male
Article on Wikipedia X (Mega Man)

X, also known as Mega Man X, (ロックマンエックス, Rockman X) is the protagonist of the Mega Man X sub-series of the Mega Man universe.


As the final and ultimate creation of Dr. Light, X was created as a powerful robot with human-level capacities, and not bound by the laws of robotics as was the original Mega Man. He and Zero were the first known robots with this level of free will. As a potentially dangerous robot at the time he was built, Dr. Light sealed him in a capsule for diagnostic training to ensure if these improvements were safe. Dr. Light or anyone else that knew of the existence of X never returned to free him from his capsule for unknown reasons. About 100 years after the original Mega Man series, an archaeologist by the name of Dr. Cain discovered the ruins of Dr. Light's lab, which contained the capsule X was in. Dr. Cain decided to duplicate and mass-produce X's technology to create a new race, dubbed Reploids. Due to having complete free will, Reploids also have the potential of rebelling against society; these rebellious Reploids are referred to as "Mavericks". After becoming fully operational, X takes on the role of a Maverick Hunter, which entails protecting the world from Mavericks such as Sigma and defeating them. X alongside Zero and many other companions saved the world from Sigma and his numerous minions a great number of times and became heroes in their day.

After the events of the Mega Man X series, X and Zero were caught in another conflict known as the "Elf Wars," due to its use of electronic lifeforms known as "cyber-elves". During the conflict, X used his body as a seal for a powerful cyber-elf known as the Mother Elf, as she had been corrupted by a virus. X's advanced AI allowed him to become a cyber-elf himself and produce four Reploids from his body's DNA programming, with a fifth created by a young scientist named Ciel, acting as his stand-in. However, this stand-in, officially known as "Copy-X", slowly grew mad with power and became a ruthless tyrant over the otherwise utopian government known as Neo Arcadia, branding humans and Reploids alike as Mavericks, including Ciel and a reawakened Zero. After the defeat of Copy-X, the true X played a role from the sidelines, guiding Zero to finish the loose ends left from the Elf Wars. Nearly a century afterwards, the DNA programs of X and Zero were used one last time in the creation of the Biometals, with the two becoming Models X and Z respectively. The X Buster that was once used by X was later found by MegaMan Volnutt and upgraded for use in his adventures.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

X appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 in several roles.

Assist role[edit]

X (second from left) in Mega Legends.

X is one of the several incarnations of Mega Man summoned by the classic Mega Man as part of his Final Smash, Mega Legends.


X's trophy appears in both versions, as "X" in North America and as "Mega Man X" in other English releases.

PalMega Man X
NTSC The hero of the Mega Man X series is a Reploid—a type of robot with the same thought capacity as a human. Built for combat, his powerful X-Buster is capable of Charge Shots. He also upgrades himself with parts he finds. In Smash Bros., he appears as part of Mega Man's Final Smash.
SNES: Mega Man X (01/1994)
SNES: Mega Man X2 (01/1995)
PAL The hero of the Mega Man X series is a Reploid – a type of robot with the same thought patterns as a human. Built for combat, he's equipped with the X-Buster, a weapon capable of Charge Shots. He also upgrades himself with parts he finds. In this game, he appears as part of Mega Man's Final Smash.
SNES: Mega Man X (03/1994)
SNES: Mega Man X2 (07/1995)

As a costume[edit]

A Mii Gunner dressed as X

X is the basis for a paid downloadable content costume for Mii Gunners. Nintendo also released a QR code for those who wish to have the exact Mii used in the costume's advertising.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Assist role[edit]

X reprises his appearance alongside Mega Man during Mega Legends.

As a costume[edit]

X as a Mii Gunner costume

The X costume from Smash 4 returned as DLC, as part of Wave 5 of the Mii Fighter costumes.


No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit X.png
★★★ 1 2858 8575 1486 4459 1372 4116 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Mega Man X Series
SSBU spirit Full Armor X.png
Full Armor X
★★★★ 1 3418 8548 1567 3918 1282 3206 Super Armor Mega Man X Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese エックス, X
UK English X
France French X
Germany German X
Spain Spanish X
Italy Italian X
China Chinese X
South Korea Korean X
Netherlands Dutch X
Russia Russian X


  • Although X is referred to as a Reploid in his trophy description, this is a misnomer, as Reploid is a term used to describe robots that are derivative of X's design. Since X is the original, he is not a Reploid.

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