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X (Mega Man)

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Official artwork of X from Rockman X DiVE.

Universe Mega Man
Debut Mega Man X (1993)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Rockman X DiVE (2020)
Console/platform of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Robot
Gender Male
Article on Wikipedia Mega Man X (character)

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 rules of robotics as was the original Mega Man. He and Zero were the first known robots with this level of free will, known as Reploids. 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. About 100 years after the original Mega Man series, an archaeologist under the name of Dr. Cain, discovered the ruins of Dr. Light's lab which contained the capsule X was in. As a result, Dr. Cain decided to duplicate X to mass produce Reploids to become a standard living race on Earth alongside with humans. Due to their ability of complete free will, Reploids also have the potential of rebelling against society, such label to give to these Reploids were called "Mavericks". X's role as a Maverick Hunter entails protecting the world from Mavericks such as Sigma and defeating them.

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 was able 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.

As a trophy[edit]

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

North America 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.
Europe 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 (01/1994)
SNES: Mega Man X2 (01/1995)

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 Slot Ability Series
Mega Man X Spirit.png
★★★ 1 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Mega Man X Series
Full Armor X Spirit.png
Full Armor X
★★★★ 1 Super Armor



  • Although X is referred to as a "Reploid" in his trophy description, this is incorrect, as he precedes actual Reploids and the term only applies specifically to a class robots that are derived from his design.

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