Zero (Mega Man)

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This article is about the Mega Man character. For other uses, see Zero (disambiguation).
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Official artwork of Zero from Mega Man X5.
Universe Mega Man
Debut Mega Man X (1993)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 (2018)
Console of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Reploid
Gender Male
English voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch
Japanese voice actor Ryōtarō Okiayu
Article on Wikipedia Zero (Mega Man)

Zero (ゼロ, Zero) is a central character in the Mega Man X sub-series of the Mega Man universe, and the protagonist of the Mega Man Zero sub-series.


Awakened Zero using Genmu Zero.

Along with X, Zero was one of the first robots to have complete free will and thinking capabilities of a human, known as Reploids. It was revealed in Mega Man X4 that he was created by Dr. Wily to destroy the original Mega Man, but was too unstable and violent to be controlled, forcing Dr. Wily to seal him in a capsule. Later, in the year 21XX, a group of Maverick Hunters found Dr. Wily's lab and released Zero. As he still wasn't cured of his violent nature, Zero defeated those Maverick Hunters, causing him to be labeled as a Maverick and forcing the then-leader, Sigma, to fight him one-on-one. Zero lost the fight, but he also became stable from his Maverick-like state after the duel. On the other hand, Sigma was infected with the Maverick Virus, causing a change in roles between him and Zero. Zero joined the Maverick Hunters, becoming an S-rank Hunter as well taking the role of a mentor and friend to X.

After Sigma was finally defeated once and for all, Zero and X were involved in a new conflict called the "Elf Wars" due to its use of the electronic life-forms known as cyber-elves. Zero, having learned that his code was the original source of the Maverick outbreak, went into hybernation while scientists worked on a way to remove the malicious code. In that time, he was given a second body to inhabit, which he was awakened in by the human scientist Ciel, seeking his aid to defeat her rebellious creation, a copy of X. While Zero helps with the resistance group that Ciel leads, he soon learns that his original body had been stolen by a mad scientist named Dr. Weil, naming the original body as "Omega". Zero destroys Omega and later defeats Weil, despite knowing the fact that he was human too, putting an end to the Robot Wars that Wily had begun centuries ago.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Zero appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 with two roles.

As a trophy[edit]

Zero's trophy is exclusive to the Wii U version, under the name "Zero (Mega Man)" for disambiguation.

Trophy of Zero in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

North America A close friend and mentor to X, Zero first appeared in Mega Man X. He's a Rank SA Maverick Hunter and is capable of instantly learning new moves from his enemies. Zero has great faith in X's hidden potential, and together they fight to take down Sigma and defeat his rebelling forces.
Europe A powerful SA-rank Maverick Hunter who can instantly learn new moves from his enemies. Zero first made an appearance in Mega Man X, and is a close friend and mentor of X, that game's protagonist. He believes in X's hidden potential, and together they fight to take down Sigma and his renegade forces.

SNES: Mega Man X (01/1994)
GB Advance: Mega Man Zero (09/2002)

As a costume[edit]

A Mii Swordfighter dressed as Zero.

Zero is the basis for a paid downloadable content costume for Mii Swordfighters. 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]

He appears from the Mega Man series. Just like in his original appearance, he uses his learned moves to wreak havoc on stage!
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site
Zero attacking Ridley with Genmu Zero on Midgar.

Zero appears as an Assist Trophy character. He attacks his summoner's opponents with his Z-Saber, and even uses Genmu Zero, a large blade beam.


No. Image Name Type Class Slot Ability Series
Zero (Zero Buster) Attack ★★ 2 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Mega Man X Series
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Zero (Z-Saber) Attack ★★★★ 2 Weapon Attack & Move Speed ↑
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Mega Man Zero Attack ★★★ 2 Sword Attack ↑ Mega Man Zero Series



  • The Mii used to show Zero's costume has green eyes, rather than the blue eyes that Zero has in most games.
    • In Mega Man X4, Zero is seen with green eyes in the animated cutscenes; however, official artwork of X4 shows Zero with blue eyes.
  • Zero is the only Mega Man character with a trophy that is neither from the classic Mega Man series nor part of Mega Man's Final Smash.
  • Zero's reveal as an Assist Trophy, with him defeating a Ditto version of an Inkling, is a reference to fake, or "soulless", copies of Zero and X that Zero has fought over the years.
  • Zero is the only Mega Man character to use a voice actor in the Super Smash Bros. series.

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