X (Mega Man)
- This article is about the Mega Man character. For other uses, see X (disambiguation).
Official artwork of X from Mega Man X DiVE.
|Mega Man X (1993)
|Smash Bros. appearances
|Most recent non-Smash appearance
|Minecraft (DLC, 2023)
|Console/platform of origin
|Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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|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.
X appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 in several roles.
X's trophy appears in both versions, as "X" in North America and as "Mega Man X" in other English releases.
- Mega Man X
- 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.
- : Mega Man X (01/1994)
- : Mega Man X2 (01/1995)
- 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.
- : Mega Man X (03/1994)
- : Mega Man X2 (07/1995)
As a costume
As a costume
The X costume from Smash 4 returned as DLC, as part of Wave 5 of the Mii Fighter costumes.
|Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99
|Mega Man X Series
|Full Armor X
|Mega Man X Series
X's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Names in other languages
- 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.
|Character Inspirations for Mii Fighter Costumes in Super Smash Bros. 4
|Akira · Captain Falcon · Flying Man · Heihachi · Jacky · King K. Rool · Knuckles · Toad
|Ashley · Black Knight · Chrom · Dunban · Gil · Link · Lloyd · Monster Hunter · Takamaru · Viridi · Zero
|Fox · Geno · Inkling · Isabelle · K.K. Slider · MegaMan.EXE · Proto Man · Samus · Tails · X
|Barbara · Chain Chomp · Chocobo · Daisy · Inkling Squid · Luigi · Majora's Mask · Mario · Meta Knight · Peach · Red Shell · Sheik · Shy Guy · Spiny · Super Mushroom · Waluigi · Wario · Zelda
|Mega Man universe
|Mega Man (SSB4 · SSBU)
|Elec Man · Wily Capsule · Zero
|Bass · Energy Tank · MegaMan.EXE · MegaMan Volnutt · Proto Man · Star Force Mega Man · X · Yellow Devil
|Trophies and Spirits
|Trophies · Spirits
|SSB4 · Ultimate
|Mega Man 2