History Characters / MegaManZero

27th Feb '14 5:49:05 PM GreatGuts
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This cast also provides examples of:
* BearsAreBadNews: Poler Kamrous from ''Zero 2''.
* DualBoss: Herculious Anchortus (a beetle boss from the first game) and Kuwagust Anchus ([[JapaneseBeetleBrothers his brother]] from the second game) team up in the second game's BossRush.
* EnemySummoner[=/=]FlunkyBoss: Dr. Weil and Phoenix Magnion, with their summons acting as a ContinuityNod.
** Hanumachine from the first (and third) game can create small versions of himself, Sun Wukong-style.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Hanumachine, a ShoutOut to the JourneyToTheWest.
* GenderBlenderName: Anubis Necromanc'''ess''' is a guy.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Japanese examples: Harpuia = [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi Mutou]], Ciel = [[GundamSeed Lacus Clyne]] and Dr. Weil = [[SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman/Robotnik]].
** Averted with Zero's case, though. Fans used to think that [[spoiler:Omega Zero and]] Zero in the ''X series'' are voiced by the same actor. They're not.
* HotBlooded: On top of Fefnir, many other fire-based flunkies, such as Blazin' Flizard, Heat Genblem...and Fenri Lunaedge, an ''ice'' boss.
* HumanHardDrive: Maha Ganeshariff from the first game serves as a data server...and a LightningBruiser boss.
* MultipurposeTongue: Burble Hekelot uses these; one of its function is a LifeDrain attack that Zero can copy.
* OneWingedAngel: ''Anyone,'' provided they get unlucky with the Baby Elves or the Dark Elf. Such a [[{{Mook}} Pantheon]] was upgraded to mid-boss status by the Dark Elf in ''Zero 3''. In ''Zero 2'', Harpuia is forced into his other form by the Baby Elves.
** Especially Dr. Weil. His final form is some horrific merger with the Ragnarok Core, mechanic yet oddly biological.
* PantheraAwesome: Panter Flauclaws.
* ReactorBoss: Guard Orotic and Pantheon Core from the first game.
* SamusIsAGirl: ''Polar Kamrous the polar bear'' of all people! AllThereInTheManual, though.
* TeleportSpam: Phoenix Magnion. He can only be attacked when he's attacking.
* TraintopBattle: Panter Flauclaws's boss fight.
12th Feb '14 7:21:11 PM TVRulezAgain
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* TraintopBattle: Panter Flauclaws' boss fight.

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* TraintopBattle: Panter Flauclaws' Flauclaws's boss fight.
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!Protagonists

[[folder:'''Zero''']]
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-->''I won't hesitate. If an enemy appears in front of me, I will destroy it!''
-->''I made a promise to a friend...''
--->''Voiced by Creator/YuutoKazama''

The ''Zero'' series' {{backstory}} ends with the eventual ending of the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series. By the time the Zero series starts, both X and Zero are bona fide legends. However, X is nowhere to be seen (for reasons revealed in ''Zero 2''), and Zero is found in an underground laboratory, nonfunctional and lacking in weaponry, memories, or indeed arms. At first, Zero seems to be a loner, more distant than he ever was in ''X'', but over the course of the series, he comes to define himself as a soldier who fights to protect people he believes in. Which pretty much means Ciel. [[spoiler:Zero dies following the final battle of ''Zero 4'' staying aboard the space station ''Ragnarok'' as it crashes to earth.]]

* AbortedArc: For a series ''about'' Zero, they eschewed his entire {{backstory}} [[spoiler:regarding [[VideoGame/MegaMan Dr. Wily]]]] in favor of a new one.
** Averted to a degree as well: [[spoiler:Zero's story involving Wily had already had come to a close after he chose to seal himself away to get rid of the virus, and he came back with a brand new body built by Ciel's ancestor. Not to mention, any at all connections to Wily, including Sigma, were either wiped clean by the Elf Wars, or Zero's complete amnesia from being woken up by Ciel.]]
* AdaptationalWimp: in the manga.
* AmbidextrousSprite: Averted in ''Zero 4''; when Zero switches sides while he's hanging from something with his Z-Knuckle, we can see him switching his hand. Played straight almost everywhere else.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Zero suffers this in the transition between the ''X'' series and this series. While he stays a hero in between both series, his memory was lost during hibernation, including one crucial detail: [[spoiler:that the body he was inhabiting was a duplicate.]]
* AmnesiacHero
* AntiAntiChrist: One of the biggest examples.
** MessianicArchetype: Ultimately becomes this by the time the series ends.
* AntiHero: Of the GoodIsNotNice kind.
* TheAtoner: Basically what he's been doing throughout his entire life. Especially when he finally learns that, even after [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sigma's demise]], [[spoiler:TheVirus remained a threat because traces of it remained in his original body, being spread wherever he went.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: The [[PaletteSwap Proto Form]], the reward for beating ''Zero 2''. It not only makes Zero a GlassCannon, but it disables the upgrades the players have made to their weapons (eg. the Z-saber's combo). Hard Mode forces you to use it.
* {{Badass}}: Zero [[Pantheon/{{Combat}} naturally]] takes this [[UpToEleven even further]].
** BadassCreed: "I'll do what you want...Rest for a while. I will handle it, you can count on me. I won't stop! If an enemy appears...I'll terminate it."
*** WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Which [[MeaningfulEcho evolves]] into ''[[FinalSpeech this]]'':
--->"I never cared about justice, and I don't recall ever calling myself a hero. I've always only fought for the people I believe in. I won't hesitate...If an enemy appears in front of me, I ''will'' destroy it!"
** BadassLongrobe: ''Z2'' intro stage.
*** TheCoatsAreOff: Right after that.
** OneManArmy: It's a surprise that LaResistance (mostly made up of civilian Reploids) managed to survive Neo Arcadia's persecution until Ciel found Zero. In ''Zero 4'', it's played ''very literally.''
** SealedBadassInACan
** UnderestimatingBadassery: Most of the bosses mock Zero's "Legendary Hero" status and the fact that he was out of commission for about 100 years since the ''X'' era. How wrong they are.
* BagOfSpilling:
** Actually justified in between ''Zero 1'' and ''Zero 2'' due to battling nonstop for a year; his weapons are damaged, and in particular, the Triple Rod got totaled. There's no excuse for him forgetting his learned techniques for the next game, however. Oh, and he tends not to keep any of the Cyber Elves and game-exclusive upgrades (like Forms or Body Chips) between games.
** Zero puts himself to sleep at the end of VideoGame/MegaManX to fully eliminate The Virus. 100 years later, he is violently woken by a scientist under attack by mooks, so his restoration is incomplete and he needs to remember his previous skills with the weapons.
** Played literally and justified in the second game. After travelling the wastelands for a year, Zero's weapons are damaged (one, the Triple Rod, was even beyond repair), and when Zero returns to the La Resistance base, his weapons are restored (the Triple Rod was replaced), but he has to level them up again.
** Thankfully averted from ''Zero 3'' onwards. Your weapons already start at full power, saving the tediousness of leveling them up.
* TheBerserker: His Z-Saber encourages you to use this fighting style, dashing forward and getting into the face of the enemy and chopping him half without stopping. If you have good reflexes, it's extremely effective.
* BigDamnHeroes: Zero himself at the opening of ''Zero 4'', to the Human Caravan.
* BringMyRedJacket: He's all red-themed (when not in the PaletteSwap modifications, that is), and we all know his HeroicSacrifice tendencies. And with the {{Nintendo Hard}}ness of the game, expect him to die a lot in the stages.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: His Z-Knuckle is a Z-shaped imprint on his palm, in which a special chip is inserted, allowing him to take the enemy's weapons.
* BuildingSwing: With his Chain Rod in ''Zero 2''.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Somewhat inverted in that his character becomes much blanker, though he does get better slowly. This is likely a combination of whatever emotional damage he got from the GreatOffscreenWar and his IdentityAmnesia.
* ChargedAttack: A series standard.
** {{Handwave}}d by WordOfGod claiming that X installed the technology that controlled his own ArmCannon to the saber before giving it back to Zero. This explains why the Rods and the Shield Boomerang can charge (they're all variants of the saber), but no such explanation for the Z-Knuckle.
* ChasteHero[=/=]ObliviousToLove: Arguably, if Ciel's care for Zero can be interpreted as "love".
* ChickMagnet
* [[spoiler:CloningBlues: It's revealed that the body he inhabits is a copy. Zero doesn't give a damn about it and cuts down the doppelganger inhabiting his original body without hesitation, deciding that it's the mind that matters, not the body.]]
* ContinuityNod: Zero's [[PaletteSwap Proto Form]] is a nod to his [[InfinityPlusOneSword infinity plus one armor]] from ''X'', the Black/Zero Armor, minus the silver hair. In addition, its stats mimic that of the ''X8'' version of the armor. Reversed, because ''X8'' came out after the Proto Form's debut in ''Z2'' and reappearance in ''Z3.''
** Plus, [[spoiler:when Zero died in ''X5'']], all X found was his sword. Guess who gave Zero his signature weapon back?
** Another one of Zero's Forms (see PaletteSwap below) is the '''X''' form. Guess what color is this form based on, as well as what weapon it specializes in? Possibly a MythologyGag as well.
* CoolHelmet
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkKmHWVH30k commercial]] says it all.
* {{Determinator}}: He fights nonstop between the events of the first and second games. Just in case you were wondering, that's a whole year in-universe.
* DeusExitMachina: After locating the new body Zero's previously stolen mind has been moved into, X awakens him to help fight the final battle and end the Elf Wars. Zero gets sealed again after that because he is tired of fighting.
* DoNotRunWithAGun: Averted with Zero's Z-Saber, as the game mechanic makes it more versatile to use, and also his buster. Played stright with the Rod weapons and the Z-Knuckle, however.
* DoubleJump: Though one of Zero's signature abilities from the ''X'' series, it doesn't make a return until ''Z3'', and even then, it's not something Zero can learn as an innate skill. You need to equip different items to use the ability.
* ElementalPunch: Zero can load elemental chips to his weapons, and their charged attacks become elemental.
* [[spoiler:EvilKnockoff[=/=]EnemyWithout]]: ''Inverted''.
* EvolvingWeapon[=/=][[EvolvingAttack Attack]]: In the first two games, using Zero's weapons a set number of times allows him to learn additional skills with them.
* FakeUltimateHero: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] throughout the series, ending with a subversion.
* FamedInStory: He is well-known as a Maverick Hunter even a hundred years after he went missing, and the reactions of who he meets differ depend on which side of the war they're on, with the Resistance and Ciel viewing him as their resurrected savior, and Neo Arcadia viewing him as a FallenHero who now works for terrorists.
* FanNickname: "The Red Ripper," as a counterpart to the typical nickname of ''Mega Man'' protagonists. "The Crimson Warrior," as a follow up to his popular X series title as "The Crimson Hunter."
* FingerlessGloves: Well, his hands only look like he's wearing these.
* ForcedToWatch: [[spoiler:he catches up to Elpizo while X's body (the seal of the Dark Elf) is still intact. However, Elpizo shoots a beam that paralyzes Zero, leaving the former to destroy X's body while Zero helplessly watches on.]]
* GameplayGuidedAmnesia: He woke up with almost no memory of his past. Since he's been asleep for 100 years, this doesn't make much difference to the plot the real point is to explain why the "legendary hero" has skill level 1 with his own sword. (It also conveniently allows the X games to continue without affecting what Zero should remember later on.) Zero 2 and 3 get better mileage out of the amnesia by "revealing" things that Zero was actually around for in the past.
* GlassCannon: Zero using his Proto Form and Junk Armor from ''Zero 2'' and ''4'', respectively, doubles the damage he deals AND receives.
* GoodIsNotNice: Type 3 [[note]]He's more interested in his duties than being nice[[/note]].
* GoshDangItToHeck: "Rats!"
* GuestFighter: In ''OnimushaBladeWarriors''.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: At the end of the series.]]
** [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
** [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody: All that remained is [[DeadHatShot a broken helmet]], and it's not even stated if they found ''that'' either...]]
** [[spoiler:WordOfGod once mentioned he was DEAD and the series was over. However the Complete Works book mention Zero's fate was unknown.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Neo Arcadia established to its citizens that Zero and LaResistance are nothing but extremists. This is an important plot point in ''Zero 4'', with human refugees not appreciating the helping hand given to them, [[spoiler:at least until after halfway through the game; they then realized that Zero was indeed fighting for the greater good of everyone.]]
* HoldingYourShoulderMeansInjury: Zero does this when at a critically low level of health. He also does this in the intro stage of the second game regardless of how much health he has, showing the toll one year of non-stop fighting and WalkingTheEarth has exacted.
* HumansAreBastards[=/=]HumansAreSpecial: Played with. In ''Zero 4'', he condemns humans fleeing from Weil's iron fist as cowardly beings who would do nothing about their refugee leader getting kidnapped just to avoid another war. However, he also thinks that, as a machine designed solely to wage war, he cannot change the world, but instead believes in the humans who can. In the end, he believes that HumansAreBastards, but he also believes that they can change for the better and then change the world. In short, it comes as a {{Reconstruction}}.
* HumbleHero: Evident in his WorldOfCardboardSpeech above. In addition, he doesn't think a battle Reploid like him would change the world, he instead fights for those who he believes are able to do so.
* IAmWho: He's lost his memory of the X series — everyone tells him that he's a "legendary Reploid" and he just has to take their word for it. Also see the LockedOutOfTheLoop entry below.
* IdentityAmnesia: At the start of the series, he doesn't seem too sure that he's the legendary Zero everybody thought of him as.
* ImNotAHeroIm: One of his most prominent traits. See also his WorldOfCardboardSpeech above.
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:It is ''Zero'', who was the creation of ''Dr. Wily'', to establish the dream of Dr. Light, his creator's nemesis, to bring peace between robots and humans]].
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ore''.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Averted; in ''Zero 1'' and ''Zero 2'', Zero's Z-saber is roughly shaped like a katana, but this is merely a matter of simplistic sprites. Box art has always depicted it as the triangular shape that has since become [[IconicItem synonymous]] with Zero in this series.
* KubrickStare: In almost all of the official arts.
* LaserBlade: Z-Saber, as well as laser [[BladeOnAStick spears]], [[AttackReflector bullet-reflector]] [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shields]] [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks that can double as a]] [[BoomerangComeback boomerang]], [[VariableLengthChain whips]], and [[DualTonfas tonfas]].
* LateToTheTragedy: In the second game, arriving at Neo Arcadia only to find every Resistance soldier involved in the Operation Righteous Strike dead (with the exception of one).
* LegendaryInTheSequel: Although he only knew glimpses of it from the comments of the people around him.
* LifeDrain: One of his [[PowerCopying EX-Skills]] in ''Zero 2'' is this, using the Chain Rod.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Not only Weil, but also X know about [[spoiler:the [[TomatoInTheMirror relationship]] between Zero and Omega]], with X blatantly not telling Zero about it up until Weil himself let the secret out.
** The Guardians, especially [[BonusBoss Phantom]], are implied to know about it as well, considering [[spoiler:they're not at all surprised when they saw ''two'' Zeros in the ending, and also knowing ''which'' Zero to attack.]] One of the drama tracks seems to clear it up -- Phantom found out in Cyberspace; Leviathan and Fefnir had a NearDeathExperience in which they met Phantom and X. X gave them one final order to stop Omega, presumably giving them a heads up.
* MagikarpPower: Zero's weapons in the first two games apply, as well as the "Mimic elf" in the fourth.
* MeaningfulName: As well as everything that has been stated about his name in the X series, Zero's name becomes amazingly apt once Dr. Weil attempts to stop Zero from harming him by reminding the Reploid about the laws against hurting a human. Weil forgot about the Zeroth Law...
* MultiformBalance: the Forms, vaguely.
** MasterOfNone: '''[[color:red:Normal]]''', literally, since it doesn't have a specialty unlike the other Forms.
** FragileSpeedster: '''[[color:orange:Active]]'''
** MightyGlacier: '''[[color:yellow:Energy]]''' and '''[[color:purple:Power]]''', defense- (on health, specifically) and offense-oriented, respectively.
** StoneWall: '''[[color:green:Defense]]''' and '''[[color:pink:Erase]]''', although the latter can still dish out damage.
** GlassCannon: '''Proto'''
** LightningBruiser: '''[[color:silver:Rise]]''' and '''[[color:blue:X]]'''
** SuperMode: '''[[color:crimson:Ultimate]]'''
* MultiMeleeMaster: Although he also [[TheMusketeer has a gun]]. See also the SwissArmyWeapon below.
* MultiRangedMaster: Can use a gun (several, in fact, in ''Zero 4'') and a [[BattleBoomerang Boomerang]].
* MusicalNod: Zero's {{badass}} {{leitmotif}} from ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}1'' comes back in ''Zero 1'''s intro.
* MutuallyExclusivePowerups: Only one of his Buster EX-Skills can be active at a time.
* MyHeroZero: Ciel couldn't have said it better herself.
* NoSocialSkills: One LowerDeckEpisode highlights how clueless Zero can be in matters outside battle, although knowing him, this is justified.
* OhCrap: The possibility of facing the Einherjar Warriors ''all together'' (which, unfortunately, didn't happen) is one of the few times in the series that Zero had this reaction (subtle, yes, but a reaction nonetheless).
** He also had this reaction when faced with the possibility of fighting all three remaining Guardians at the end of ''Zero 1''.
** Yet [[RuleOfThree another time]] is when he realizes that [[spoiler:he can't stop Omega's missile [[RidingTheBomb while riding it]]]] and is about to take an [=ICBM=] to the face. Note that these reactions never seem to rise above the level of AlertnessBlink.
* OneBulletAtATime: 3 bullets, to be exact. Through different means in each games, the number of shots can be upgraded to 4-5 shots.
* TheOtherDarrin: Creator/YuutoKazama is his consistent voice actor in this series, but it's different from any of the ones from the ''X'' series. Easily justifiable when you're a robot in a new body, though.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: ...but he gets much, much better.
* PaletteSwap: Hard and Ultimate Modes clothe Zero in black and deep crimson colors, respectively. The Forms system (and the Body section of its successor, the Customisation Chips) gives him even more colors.
* PerpetualFrowner: He never smiles. At all.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:He was designed to be one, by [[VideoGame/MegaMan Dr. Wily]]. But after his HeelFaceTurn, what he does isn't much different...]]
* PhraseCatcher: "You ''are'' Zero."
* PietaPlagiarism: In the ''Zero 1'' intro level, Zero and Ciel go through the level until they find a dead end. Then the floor under Ciel crumbles and then she falls down. Zero saves her by doing the pose.
* PillarOfLight: When he's resurrected in the first game, this happens.
* PowersAsPrograms: In order for Zero to use his EX skills, he must "activate" them on the menu first. A more literal take on this would be the Custom Chips from ''Zero 3'' beyond.
* PowerCopying: The EX techs from ''X4'' onwards are back starting in ''Zero 2'', and the [[PowerPalms Z-knuckle]] [[ExclusiveEnemyEquipment rips weapons off]] {{Mooks}}, although some of them can survive even after the weapon is stolen.
** ''Zero 3'' also takes it further by having Zero obtain custom chips that grant him innate non-combat abilities from other Bosses.
* PunchClockHero: What he does all the time is just fighting for the people he believe in; he never considers himself a hero. See also his WorldOfCardboardSpeech above.
* RapunzelHair: Yep, still there.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: You'd never know from his looks (what with being ageless and all), but he's arguably the oldest functioning robot in existence.
* RedIsHeroic
* ResurrectionSickness: Or as Ciel puts it, "hibernation sickness". It gave him IdentityAmnesia.
* RidingTheBomb: In ''Zero 3'', he's going to stop a missile containing Omega from launching into a city block containing the Mother Elf. However, as he approaches the missile, it starts to fly off. Zero's next solution? Ride on it and then destroy it from inside.
* SecretCharacter: In VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos.
* SetBonus: The Junk Armor in ''Zero 4'' will only show its effect ([[GlassCannon doubling the damage Zero deals and takes]]) when you equip all three of the separate parts.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Being amnesiac aside, he has seen many tragedies in the past. Now, he seems to care only about missions, and is frequently [[TheStoic emotionless]].
* ShootTheDog: In the final battle, Weil boasts how a heroic Reploid like Zero would be incapable of killing a human. This is in spite of Zero calling him a Maverick that needed putting down in the previous game, and how Zero ''just'' tried to kill him. Weil just doesn't get it. So Zero gives him his best speech, and does to him what should have been done a century ago.
* ShutUpHannibal: After Weil's gloating in ''Zero 3'':
---> You're right, I don't understand that feeling. To me, you just look like another Maverick.
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: In ''Zero 3'', a female Resistance member gives Zero what awfully sounds like a kiss (*SMOOCH*) as a thank you for rescuing her in the previous games. Zero's E-crystal count goes up (complete with a suspicious sound). Made worse by her finishing remark:
--> Don't tell Ciel about that, OK? Human girls get angry over little things like that.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: In the artworks, it's shown that his [[AttackReflector Shield Boomerang]] is actually the Z-Saber spinning really fast.
* TheStoic: Oh so much. Even in the drama tracks (see LowerDeckEpisode below), he can't talk about anything other than things about his missions.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Zero's saber can be a razor [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]] (doubling as a [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang boomerang]]), a pogo [[BladeOnAStick spear]], a [[WhipItGood whip]]/[[GrapplingHookPistol hookshot]], [[DualTonfas tonfas]], and a ''gun magazine''. Really?
** As seen in the minigames, Zero's Z-knuckle is capable of a lot of things, [[PowerCopying depending on the weapon it stole]].
* SwordAndGun: Zero replaces his old body's Z-Buster with Milan's Buster Shot gun.
* ThreeStrikeCombo: The basic skill for the Z-Saber.
* UtilityWeapon: the three Rod weapons all have secondary functions aside from dealing damage: the Triple Rod can be a pogo stick, the Chain Rod is, of course, a GrapplingHookPistol, and the Recoil Rod can [[SpringJump boost Zero's jump]] as well as move/destroy certain blocks.
* WalkingTheEarth: From the end of ''Zero 1'' to the beginning of ''Zero 2''.
** Key members of the LaResistance join him in ''Zero 4'', although they weren't exactly walking...
* WhatTheHellHero: in ''Zero 4'', Neige and her Caravan call him out on all his and the Resistance's actions throughout the series, up to and including bringing the war to Area Zero, even though Zero and the resistance didn't even go to Area Zero until '''Weil's troops were already approaching it.'''
** WhatTheHellTownspeople: And then Zero later calls the Caravan out for attempting to abandon [[DamselInDistress Neige when she was kidnapped.]]
** Notably, they also call him out for killing Copy X (that was really Weil who caused his death, but Zero was trying to kill him) that allowed Weil to take over Neo Arcadia. In that case, Zero didn't seem to think that part through.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: In ''Zero 2'', in the intro level, if you just stand on the first screen killing the endless stream of {{mooks}}, he'll say "This isn't fun anymore..."
* YouAreTooLate: Zero arrives at the final boss barely in time (which is an improvement over his usual tardiness; see below) to stop the destruction of the last good land on Earth...[[spoiler:but must sacrifice any chance at escape for himself.]]
** Earlier, he had many moments like this; in particular, see RidingTheBomb above.
* YouShouldntKnowThisAlready: ''ALL'' of Zero's sword skills in this series are adapted from the skills he learned in the ''X'' series. Yet, thanks to his amnesia, he has to relearn them ''again''. He also totally forgot techs from ''Z2'' to ''Z3''.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: One of Zero's skills with the Chain Rod is pulling things, including enemies, towards him.
* ZerothLawRebellion: Played with copious amounts of irony via Zero's final decision in dealing with Weil. The irony here is two fold: while Zero was NOT designed to be ThreeLawsCompliant yet he CHOOSES to obey them of his free will, and in how Zero's actions are in perfect compliance with law zero. Note: The spirit of Law Zero is a threshold law with a very specific trigger (such as a mass murderer) for it to be appropiate.
** And for this instance being notable at all because Weil noted that, being a Reploid hero, Zero should protect humans like Weil, invoking ThreeLawsCompliant in the process. Of course, aside from not thinking of himself as a hero to begin with, the Law Zero allowed Zero ([[PunNotIntended oops]]) to kill such a bastard like Weil anyway.
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[[folder:'''Ciel''']]
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-->''To me, you are Zero.''
--->''Voiced by Creator/RieTanaka''

A human scientist looking into more efficient energy sources, particularly Cyber Elves, which she believes will end the war between humans and Reploids. She's also responsible for making Copy X -- [[NicejobBreakingItHero whoops.]] Ciel is the one who initially finds Zero, informs him of his legendary warrior status, and asks him for help fighting the tyranny of Copy X's Neo Arcadia. After defeating Copy X, Zero wanders off to do his own thing, but in the end, he realizes that he and Ciel need each other to accomplish their goals. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' reveals that she was the leader of the Guardians.]]

* ActualPacifist: Why do you think she's going into research involving energy?
* AngerBornOfWorry: Not anger ''per se'', but she gets into the same situation when Zero performs a very life-risking act, ''against her orders''.
* TheAtoner: This is why she formed the LaResistance in the first place, feeling guilty for the creation of the one who would persecute innocent Reploids.
* BadassPacifist: She never fights, but her accomplishments in other places firmly put her in this place. She uses her bio-augmented smarts to do many things, such as defusing a bomb that's about to hit the Resistance base, hacking into Ragnarok's security systems, and building an almost perfect copy of X. Not to mention having a whole Reploid army, and Zero in particular, under her wing.
* BigGood: As the RebelLeader whose organization is directly opposed by Neo Arcadia's forces, she's pretty much this. When original X isn't around, anyway.
* BioAugmentation: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the Official Complete Works]], she was one of the DNA altered children that Neo Arcadia made to develop better Reploids.
* BodyguardCrush: Possibly the unofficial LoveInterest for Zero. It was implicitly stated that she actually had romantic feelings for him. Plus, there's Zero's FamousLastWords, which drove some fans to such conclusions:
--->"Ciel, believe in me!"
* ChildProdigy: As a result of being genetically bred to produce better reploids, she stood out as a prodigy, and built a perfect copy of VideoGame/MegaManX at the age of nine, something that no one in the previous series was able to do.
* ClingyJealousGirl: DiscussedTrope, in which a Resistance soldier believes that ''all'' human females have the tendency to have this personality. If there's any implication, she believes '''Ciel''' is one.
* DamselInDistress: Played straight in the first, averted in every other game afterwards.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Even though she's not a playable character, she's the female lead storywise, and her actions towards peace for humans and reploids drive much of the plot.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Freesia", the vocal version of the ''Zero 4'' theme and also the ending theme, is sung by Creator/RieTanaka, who plays Ciel.
* {{Expy}}: Ciel has a very uncanny similarity, in appearances, background AND role, to Alia from the ''X'' series.
** And done recursively when Alia gets a makeover to look more like Ciel...as well as [[FanservicePack other alterations]], but that's irrelevant here.
** As a scientist who strives to achieve peace between humans and robots and whose work left its mark on the future generations, she's also quite similar to [[VideoGame/MegaMan Dr. Light]].
** Prairie in ''ZX'' is Ciel's expy, and almost definitely a character, probably [[spoiler:Alouette]], from this series as well.
* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: She was the one who discovered the original Biometal, Model W, and built 6 Biometals based on the legendary heroes to counter it. She left a message for the future people about this threat. Slightly subverted in that the "light" in question isn't necessarily good; Ciel noted that the one with the power of the Biometal can either save the world, or take over it. She hoped that the Biometal will fall into the hands of good to bring and maintain peace.
* GadgeteerGenius: She built the BigBad of the first game at the age of ''[[ImprobableAge six]]'' (or nine, depending on who you ask). Moreover, she perfectly reproduced the base prototype. By comparison, every Maverick in the previous series came about precisely because they were flawed copies of the original. By the age of 15-16, she's working on free, clean energy for everyone.
** Also, considering that she ''built'' the BigBad, she was likely also something of a WrenchWench before she moved on to energy research.
** She also created an energy system to solve the energy crisis that is not only effective but just beautiful (take a look at the reactor of the Guardian airship from ZX!), and she made Biometals to match Master Albert's, but also added the dual Mega-Merge feature. It's [[AllThereInTheManual All There In The Official Complete Works.]]
* GameplayAllyImmortality: During the ProtectionMission in ''Zero 2'', no matter how much she gets shot by the enemies around you, she won't die, though she'll still react. Getting her hit will only reduce the mission points.
* GenreBlindness: Believes that by developing a new energy source, the CIEL System, she can stop the fighting because everything that started the Reploid oppression is due to a lack of energy. Too bad we only find it out by ''the start'' of the third game - that's when Weil appears.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's blonde, kind, innocent, and motherly.
* HotScientist: Of the {{moe}} loli kind.
* InnocentBlueEyes
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Her ancestress is the creator of AllLovingHero Mother Elf. Ciel's main field of research is into energy involving cyber-elves. Do the math!
* IWillWaitForYou: Just read her TearJerker moment, adding this to the mix:
--->'''Ciel:''' [[spoiler:Zero]], you believed in us...Now it's our turn to show that your faith in us was not misplaced. Watch, [[spoiler:Zero...]] I'll make this world a better place. One where humans and Reploids can walk hand in hand, living in peace. Just come back someday...I...I believe in you!
** That's the best example. Here's one of the earliest examples:
--->'''Ciel:''' I'm happy that I could meet you...If it were not for you, everyone would be gone by now...Promise me that you will come back alive. Even if you cannot destroy Neo Arcadia, I just want you to be able to return safely.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''watashi''.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Later installments treat her connection to Copy-X as common knowledge, even though it's a late-game spoiler in the first game.
* TheLeader: Charasmatic Type [[note]] most people agree with her, she's TheHeart of LaResistance, and even Neo Arcadia's Government seems to have some respect for her[[/note]] and Levelheaded Type [[note]] she sometimes tries to prevent Zero from rushing into battle, still tries to maintain open communication channels with Neo Arcadia, and (after Z1) she was almost able to reach a pacific solution with Neo Arcadia's Government (until Weil arrived, that is)[[/note]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Labo".
** ImageSong: "L'oiseau Du Bonheur" and "Freesia".
* MissionControl: Solo during the first game, accompanied by Operators from the second onwards.
* MotherlyScientist: Cares very much about her Resistance members, and Alouette in particular, who considers Ciel her "big sis".
* NonhumanSidekick: Has one special Cyber-elf at the beginning of the series, before said elf sacrifices herself to revive Zero.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor
* OminousSavePrompt: If Ciel ever asks you if you want to save, something is about to go down (assuming it hasn't already).
* ParentalSubstitute: She's a mother figure to most of the younger LaResistance members, especially to [[spoiler:her future {{expy}}]] Alouette.
* ProtectionMission: The second mid-game mission in ''Zero 2'' contains a segment toward the end where Zero must protect Ciel as she disarms a bomb, which takes 90 seconds. The enemies coming after you two are quite weak, [[ZergRush but there are a lot of them]].
* PursuedProtagonist: At the beginning of the series; awakening Zero turns this into the DistressedDamsel scenario mentioned above.
* RapunzelHair: The length of her hair is enough on the sprites, but the official artwork depicts it as ''even longer''.
* RebelLeader
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Actually a subplot in the second game, Ciel stepping down from her position as RebelLeader in order to try to fix the energy crisis that started the war in the first place.
* SavePoint: Her purpose in the game.
* SayMyName: Ciel shouts out Zero's name ''at least'' three times. The last time she does it, it's a [[spoiler:hopeless bid for Zero to get out of Ragnarok, even though it's probably too late by that time.]]
* StayInTheKitchen: Twice, Zero refused to allow Ciel to accompany him on a mission. The first time was subverted when they reached a compromise (Ciel's expertise was ''extremely'' needed in that scenario) where Zero will use a [[WarpWhistle Transserver]] to transport her straight to the location. Justified, however, since she is a [[PunyEarthlings squishy human]] while Zero is a war machine.
* TeenGenius: Oh, yeah. Justified since she was a product of [[BioAugmentation genetic engineering]], allowing her to build a perfect copy of X ''at the age of nine''.
* [[spoiler:TenderTears: Spent the entirety of ''Zero 4's'' credits crying as Ragnarok dissipates in a shower of debris (with Zero still presumably aboard).]]
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection
* YankTheDogsChain: At the beginning of ''Zero 3'', Ciel has finally finished the CIEL System, and has sent her research to Neo Arcadia, possibly opening up a chance for peace talks...and then Weil uses that information to spark another all-out war between the two sides.
** To be specific: [[spoiler:Weil proposes to combine the C.I.E.L. system with the Dark Elf to generate enough energy at once to solve the crisis. Ciel refuses because she can't trust in the ObviouslyEvil MadScientist to handle the new technology, which is [[BatmanGambit what he was expecting her to say]]. Copy-X then promptly declares her an extremist trying to create a criminal monopoly on the energy resources and accuses Zero of being the muscle to keep her plan going. Cue three missions to prevent an AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs.]]
* YouMonster: She mentions after Zero stops Pegasolta Eclair from pouring acid rain on Area Zero that Weil's whole idea of Operation Ragnarok is so atrocious, she can't believe that he's even human.
[[/folder]]

!Allies

[[folder:'''Cerveau''']]
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-->''The world is too much for Ciel to bear alone...Take good care of her, Zero...''

The Resistance engineer. He gives Zero the Shield Boomerang and the Rod of the Week at the beginning of every game, except the fourth where he just gives him the Z-Knuckle. He also stores information disks for the player.

* {{Expy}}: his role is essentially succeeded by Fleuve of ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''.
* GadgeteerGenius
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Although in a subtle context, he performs one to [[spoiler:Harpuia]], of all people.
-->'''Cerveau:''' Oh, you're awake. How do you feel?
-->'''[[spoiler:Harpuia]]:''' Horrible. Just the thought of being helped by you makes me nauseous. Stripped of my position, and driven out of Neo Arcadia. I'm used goods...
-->'''Cerveau:''' That's not true. [[NotSoDifferent You just stood up for your beliefs, just like we do.]] You've made no mistakes.
-->'''[[spoiler:Harpuia]]:''' My beliefs...
* MeaningfulName: His name means "brain". Fitting for a genius.
* TheMedic
* OlderSidekick: to Ciel and maybe Zero [[OlderThanTheyLook (sorta)]], he's almost like a father to them, and acts like one. A GadgeteerGenius on his own, but he plays second fiddle to Ciel, assisting (but not spearheading) her research.
* ShipperOnDeck: Just look at his quote.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: looks like a bulkier version of [[ComicBook/XMen Cyclops']] own CoolShades.
** SeeThruSpecs: only in ''Zero 1''. Afterwards, it's turned into OpaqueLenses.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Mega Man X''']]
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-->''I'll leave this world to you...''
--->''Voiced by Creator/TakahiroMizushima''

[[TheHero The previous hero]] ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' is still around, but in the form of a Cyber-Elf. He returns the Z-Saber to Zero at the beginning of the first game, then shows up to be TheObiWan at random times. In the second game, it's revealed that he used his body to lock up the Dark Elf.

* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: That doesn't stop him from helping out the people he cares about, human and Reploid alike.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Not in-series, but his powerset is fairly well-known and he more or less fought the Elf Wars alone.
* BarrierMaiden: He is [[spoiler:the living seal of the Dark Elf, after all.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Zero 3'', when Zero and Ciel are trapped between the {{Mind Control}}led Resistance soldiers, all hope seems lost...until X comes from above and promptly disables the mind control of all the people in the whole building.
* BigGood
* CannotSpitItOut: See Zero's LockedOutOfTheLoop entry above. X almost tells Zero this vital piece of information, but holds himself back instead, only confirming the truth once it has already surfaced.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: His garb, see above.
* DespairEventHorizon: It's implied that he got hit with this between his series and this series, specifically in the Elf Wars in which he fought most of it alone. The original concept was that he would lose all hope for human and reploid coexistence and begin the oppression and genocide of his descendant species, since they were incapable of living peacefully with humanity (this concept became Copy-X later). Fortunately, he's still GenreSavvy enough to TakeAThirdOption, and he chose to seal what caused the war, the Dark Elf. While most of his dialogue as a Cyber-Elf is fairly normal, there are a couple times when he implies his AxCrazy[=/=]BloodKnight tendencies he's holding back, which is extremely jarring coming from a former ReluctantWarrior and poster android for IncorruptiblePurePureness. The fact it could break AllLovingHero shows how bad things really are.
* DeusExitMachina: Okay, so his physical body is busy, so no playable X, no Dr. Light capsules, whatever. He should still be able to manifest before his underlings as the acknowledged lord of Neo Arcadia and tell them to cut the crap. Copy-X's presence might have been the problem.
* EnergyBeing
* ExecutiveMeddling: Keiji Inafune originally intended for the real X to be the BigBad of the original game, but because of the ExecutiveMeddling in the ''X'' series, he was forced to change it to a copy.
* {{Expy}}: Has taken over Proto Man's role this time around. By the time the third game rolls around, he, like big brother Blues, is living on borrowed time...and probably gets the most focus he's ''ever'' gotten in a storyline. This isn't saying much.
* TheFaceless: ''Zero 2'' onwards; prior to that, he's literally, and figuratively, a ball of light.
** His sprite still has a definite face: It's just his dialogue picture that is only a glowing silhouette.
* FanNickname: "The Blue Legend" sees its share of use.
* HeroicSacrifice: Him sacrificing his body to seal the Dark Elf, and later sacrificing most of his energy to break the Resistance out of MassHypnosis.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: If his TearJerker dialogue was to be believed...in which case it would produce more tears, seeing as [[MartialPacifist it's X...]]
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: His leftover body, anyway, by Elpizo. He does that to open the seal to the Dark Elf.]]
* JapanesePronouns: Use ''boku''. [[note]]An interesting case for the real X; in his own games, he uses ''ore''. ''Boku'', in short words, is generally "weaker" than ''ore''. This adds to the implication (among other things) that his mind is broken during the Elf Wars (a catastrophic war between the ''X'' and ''Zero'' series).[[/note]]
* LegendaryInTheSequel: Most people knew X as their "legendary savior".
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Cyberelf".
* LiteralGenie: Thirty years of testing assured that he would never attack a human being. Confronted with the monster that is Weil, he takes this to the extreme, [[ThePunishment ensuring that no death will ever come to put an end to his suffering]].
* MrExposition
* TheObiWan: Right down to being a spirit.
* [[spoiler:PlotlineDeath: Seeing as fixing dead robots/reploids/whatever is entirely workable in-canon, it probably has to do with his desire to finally rest in peace. His body was also blown up in the second game.]]
* [[spoiler:ReverseMole: Arguably. He's technically a member of LaResistance, and, as the original leader of Neo Arcadia, the information he gives is invaluable to the former's cause.]] That's how much he really [[CloningBlues hates his clone.]]
-->'''X:''' I've cracked the Security system of the [[WarpWhistle Trans Server...]]Now go...Terminate that copy of me...terminate with extreme prejudice...
* RogueProtagonist: Thankfully subverted, because of the ExecutiveMeddling in the ''X'' series; he's supposed to be the BigBad, but then a copy took up the role.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Technically speaking ''again''.
* SpiritAdvisor
* SplitAtBirth: A variation -- according to the [[AllThereInTheManual Official Complete Works]], this is how the 4 Guardians came to be. [[spoiler:When X sealed the Dark Elf, the shock during the sealing split his soul into 5. 1 of them becomes the Elf-X we see in the games, while the other four (somehow) become the Guardians.]]
* TakeUpMySword: X asks Zero to continue the battle for peace. Taken literally in the first game, where X gives Zero a sword in the first Boss fight, only it was actually Zero's own Z-Saber.
** PassingTheTorch: Since Zero, as of the end of ''Z3'', [[spoiler:is the ''only'' hero left alive and Weil is still lurking around somewhere]], X decided to make it official before "finally retiring to Cyberspace."
* VirtualGhost
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''The Resistance''']]
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Not just a character, but a ''whole lot'' of characters. The characters within LaResistance are worth mentioning enough.
--->''Jaune voiced by MegumiOgata''\\
''Rouge voiced by YukaImai''\\
''Alouette voiced by Creator/RyoHirohashi (in one of the dramas)''\\
''Milan voiced by Creator/WataruTakagi''

* TheAlliance: Minor example, used to avert RememberTheNewGuy: after the damage done by Neo Arcadia's forces in the first game, the remains of Zero's allies have merged with another Resistance group (or maybe more than one), increasing their numbers drastically. [[RedshirtArmy Not that it helps.]]
* BaseOnWheels: In ''Zero 4''.
* BigEater: Hibou consumes E-crystals, possibly the Reploids' equivalent to energy foods, to no end. He is actually a hard worker, though...
** Or at least when he's trying to impress someone, or if the situation is ''serious.''
* BrattyHalfPint: Subverted with [[TheCutie Alouette]] and [[ShorterMeansSmarter Perroquiet]]. Played straight with Menart.
* BridgeBunnies: Rouge and Jaune. The LowerDeckEpisode in the third game's soundtrack reveals they are sort of RedOniBlueOni, with Rouge being serious and formal and Jaune being more relaxed.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: In ''Zero 1''.
* EmpathyDollShot: In the first game, the resistance base is stormed by Neo Arcadian Forces. While the bodies of a few resistance solders are found, if Zero enters the hallway where [[TokenMiniMoe Alouette]] is usually found, only the stuffed animal she always clutches will be lying on the ground. [[spoiler:Once the threat is taken care of, she reclaims her lost companion.]]
* {{Expy}}: [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Prairie and Fleuve]], for Ciel and Cerveau respectively.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Autruche.
* GiveMeYourInventoryItem: in ''Zero 4'', Hirondelle will ask for two S-crystals from Zero in exchange for his [[EmergencyEnergyTank Sub-Tanks]].
* GiverOfLameNames: Rouge turns out to be this in one audio drama. When pressed to give a name to the Baby Elves, she seriously proposes "CrimeAndPunishment". This gets her into an argument with the other operator (Jaune) where they accuse each other of being this.
* GratuitousEnglish: The Resistance are called "Resistance", even in Japan.
* HelloInsertNameHere: The name of ''Zero 4's'' cyber-elf, but subverted; the choices are pre-determined, and all you have to do is ask one of the members for it. Plus, due to the theme of the game, Croire ([[ArcWords Believe]] in French) is the default one.
* HopeBringer: This Resistance was made to consort any runaway reploids who were awaiting "retirement", as well as helping those in need, regardless of affiliation. However, the group itself is facing extermination from a tyrannical government, so the RebelLeader decided to find their own HopeBringer: the legendary Zero.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Andrew; he's supposedly a living ShoutOut to ''BicentennialMan''.
* JapanesePronouns: Alouette, Jaune and Rouge uses ''watashi''. Andrew uses ''washi''.
* KidSidekick: Alouette, and, to a lesser extent Perroquiet, serve this role to Ciel.
** EmpathyDollShot: Alouette's doll during Neo Arcadia's [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs raid on the Resistance Base]] in ''Zero 1''. However, it turns out that Alouette just left it behind when they were trying to evacuate.
** HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Alouette; she's as sweet and innocent as a reploid child could be.
** IconicItem: The [[GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals stuffed toy]] made especially for her by Ciel. [[spoiler:She even carries it a hundred years later, as Prairie.]]
** ShipperOnDeck: Slightly hints at supporting Zero/Ciel.
** NerdGlasses: Perroquiet, full stop. [[spoiler:''If'' he really is Fleuve, then that's just carrying it too far, and ''too long''.]]
*** GadgeteerGenius: Really, is there anyone else in LaResistance who's ''not'' a genius?
* KnowledgeBroker: Hirondelle.
* LaResistance: Well, [[CaptainObvious duh...]]
* LastBastion: The Resistance functions as this.
* LowerDeckEpisode: One portion of the [[AllThereInTheManual drama tracks]] depict Alouette's interactions with others in the LaResistance Base. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLptTm6H5CM Link here.]])
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Happens to Andrew, [[RoboticSpouse an old Reploid who married]] [[InterspeciesRomance with a human woman]] in his backstory.
* TheMedic: Rocinolle; if things are beyond her expertise, it's left to Cerveau though.
* OverlyLongGag: When the Resistance members got BrainwashedAndCrazy in ''Zero 3'', they deliver this cheesy line:
--> Inscribe it upon the world...The name of our ruler...Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil!
* PlayerHeadquarters: The Resistance Base in all of its incarnations.
* PutOnABus: Reversed in the fourth game. It's the main characters (the ones in the FiveManBand above) who are put on a bus (truck, actually), yet the rest that remained in the base are written off the script (with only Jaune getting some minor lines, and [[spoiler:when Neo Arcadia gets shot by Ragnarok, several Resistance soldiers come to aid the civilians]]).
* RamblingOldManMonologue: Andrew can lapse into this. Poor Alouette had to listen to his monologues once when all she wanted was to ask him for names for the baby elves.
* RedshirtArmy: One wonders how they ever survived without Zero.
** BodyHorror: In the introduction of the first game, several of Ciel's companions were ''[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe cut in half]]'' by Golem's lasers. Even worse in the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ca/Mmz-differences.png original versions]], with [[HighPressureBlood tons of blood spilling out.]]
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: *Most* of them are only fighting Neo Arcadia for their own survival. Aside from this, Ciel sees the group as a means to [[AllLovingHero help anyone in need]], regardless of affiliation with their enemies or gratitude (Harpuia and the Caravan, respectively).
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Despite the katakana reading for the old man Reploid's name being ''Andoryuu'' (i.e. "Andrew"), it's officially "Andre".
* TheTeam: The setup of ''Zero 4'':
** TheHero[=/=]KnightInSourArmor: Zero.
** TheLancer: Arguably Hirondelle (appearance-wise, anyway).
** TheSmartGuy: Both Cerveau and Ciel.
** TheBigGuy: Faucon, with a {{BFG}} to boot.
** TheChick[=/=]TeamMom[=/=]TheLeader: Ciel
** MissionControl: Rouge
** TagalongKid: Alouette
** TeamPet: [[EnergyBeing Croire]]
* ThemeNaming: Most of the Reploids are named after French birds. To drive the point home, Ciel ("sky") was the one who named them.
** The BridgeBunnies Rouge and Jaune are named based on their hair colors instead (''Rouge'' is red, ''Jaune'' is yellow).
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Downplayed -- The reploids in the Resistance technically rebelled from the human society in Neo Arcadia, but it's because of the Reploid-cide order of Copy-X (because of the energy crisis, but still). They're rarely hostile, either.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: Surrendering missions in the first game will lead to a passive-aggressive form of this -- namely, epic guilt trips from Ciel and the Resistance members.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Neige''']]
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-->''Thus the war of the machines began and humans can only watch...''
--->''Voiced by YukoGoto''

A main character in ''Zero 4''. She is the leader of the LaResistance neutral-analogue Caravan, aspiring to bring all humans out of Neo Arcadia and into NewEden-esque Area Zero. She is in love with Dr. Weil's new second-in-command, Craft, a fact that none of her fellow evacuees know...

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Albeit briefly, she gets this treatment after her relationship with Craft was revealed, and the Caravan believed her to be a spy. Subverted, [[spoiler:Neige luckily ''wasn't even there'' when this happened, as she had already been kidnapped by Craft at the same time as the {{reveal}}]]. Another lucky break is that [[spoiler:Zero's words finally take an impact to the Caravan, breaking them away from their neutrality, and they personally asked Zero to rescue her.]]
* BareYourMidriff
* CannotSpitItOut: None of her fellow Caravan members know of her connection to Craft, and she wasn't ready to tell them yet. As thanks for rescuing them earlier, Neige also promises to keep Zero's identity (and his "involvement" with Copy-X's death) under wraps. All those secrets were revealed later, anyway.
* DamselInDistress: Halfway through the game, Craft kidnaps her, and Zero has to rescue her. In a subversion, [[spoiler:Craft ''thinks'' that ''he's'' rescuing her as excuse for the kidnapping, [[JustifiedTrope which makes sense]], because of Operation Ragnarok.]]
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Averted. The [[AllThereInTheManual Complete Works]] state that the artists once experimented on giving her a tan, but that was dropped in the final game.
* DestinedBystander: Her role doesn't get more pronounced until her connection to Craft was revealed later mid-game. However...
** DemotedToExtra: Upon the conclusion of Craft's storyline, her role is diminished, and the spotlight returns to Zero and Ciel.
* FingerlessGloves
* IntrepidReporter: Like most of the inhabitants of Caravan, she doesn't trust Zero, but she does wish to someday interview him regarding his "legendary exploits".
** [[spoiler:IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: ''Complete Works'' reveals that post-''Zero 4'', she published a biography of said exploits.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When escaping from the prison, she tells Craft that she'd rather die with dignity than live in fear. These words led to Craft taking them to heart and [[spoiler:blowing up Neo Arcadia with Ragnarok's cannon with Weil inside it, and indirectly Weil sending Ragnarok into a ColonyDrop.]]
* PreviouslyOn: She is the narrator of the prologue of ''Zero 4'', giving an insight of human opinion of the long-running RobotWar.
* TooManyBelts: On her arms.
* WhatTheHellHero: She and most of the others at Area Zero are not afraid of reminding Zero that it's partly his fault things are as bad as they are. [[SubvertedTrope Too bad that things would be]] ''[[SubvertedTrope worse]]'' [[SubvertedTrope if he hadn't intervened.]] Maybe not worse for ''them'', but it really comes across as [[BrokenAesop them being selfish, content with letting Reploids get slaughtered in the name of human decadence.]] Thankfully, she later thinks over the words she said and apologizes to Zero later.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''The Caravan''']]
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A group of humans who escape Neo Arcadia with Neige. The prolonged {{Robot War}}s have jaded their view of Reploids. Unfortunately for them, Zero's the only one who can stop Ragnarok...

* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Amazing Technicolor Hair]]: Rafale and Brise.
* BullyingADragon: Played straight and averted. Considering that they resent Reploids for being warmongers, they spend a lot of time yelling at Zero. Rafale also makes a vow [[DramaticIrony (in Zero's presence)]] to kill the Reploid who killed X. However, he does not attempt it after realising who Zero is.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Initially, Typhon and Brise are the only ones (apart from ''maybe'' Neige) who will give Zero the time of day.
* FantasticRacism
* FreudianExcuse: Rafale tells Zero that he hasn't spoken to a Reploid (present company excluded) since his parents died in a Maverick attack. Neige notes that most of them have similar backstories.
* NeutralNoLonger: At first, they prefer to stand out of the war between the Resistance and Neo Arcadia. However, over the course of the game, upon seeing that the Resistance's goals were no different from their own (and with the help of Neige being kidnapped), the Caravan finally welcomes their help in fighting off and finally defeating the Neo Arcadian army.
* NotSoDifferent: In ''4'', most of the Caravan humans insist that the Resistance Reploids and Neo Arcadian Reploids are this, claiming that no matter what their individual goals are, in the end they're both essentially causing bloody war after bloody war, and the humans are sick of it.
* ThemeNaming: Just as most of the Resistance are named after birds, these guys are named after winds.
* UntrustingCommunity[=/=]UngratefulBastard[=s=]: They get better later on.
* WhatTheHellTownspeople: Zero really chews them out after they decided to abandon Neige after she is kidnapped by Craft, telling them that they had no reason to leave Neo Arcadia if they were always like that.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Rafale suggests that Craft "must've been a good one" for Neige to fall in love with him.
[[/folder]]

!Antagonists

[[folder:'''Copy X''']]
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-->''This is something that you and the original X could never create...Only I could do this!''
--->''Voiced by YukaImai''

The ruler of Neo Arcadia during ''Zero'' and ''Zero 3'', with the role of BigBad [[spoiler:and DiscOneFinalBoss, respectively.]] [[LateArrivalSpoiler Ciel made him]] as a supposedly perfect copy of the original X; shame she didn't do that little 30 years of ethical testing bit. X's directive was to make Neo Arcadia a paradise for humans, which he did by the simple expedient of trashing Reploids for the littlest things on the pretense of being Mavericks. Basically, X as a crazy KnightTemplar. Before beating the crap out of him, Zero informs him that he'll never be as strong as X because X had something to fight for. In ''Zero 3'', Dr. Weil builds another Copy X as a figurehead to control Neo Arcadia and the Guardians.

* ArmCannon: Of course.
* BeamSpam: In his OneWingedAngel, ''and how!''
* BerserkButton: Don't you dare call him inferior to the real deal.
* BigBad: First game.
* BetaTestBaddie: However, he thinks of himself as superior to X.
* CloningBlues
* ComputerVoice: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kx2o9RTrq8#t=0m38s His voice has flanging]] while other Reploids have human-sounding voices.
* [[spoiler:DiscOneFinalBoss]]: Assumes the [[GrandfatherClause long-running]] series "tradition" in ''Z3''.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: See ANaziByAnyOtherName.
* ElCidPloy: He himself is the ploy, and Harpuia later makes a ploy in ''his'' stead.
* EvilKnockoff: Although his creator never intended for him to be evil in the first place.
* {{Expy}}: Many fans think that Copy X's OneWingedAngel is the inspiration for [[spoiler:Lumine of ''X8'']], thanks to the fact that ''Zero 1'' was released before the game.
* FakeKing
* FakeUltimateHero: He thinks himself better than both X and Zero. Zero disagrees.
-->'''Zero''': He's not as naive as you are. That's what made him a hero.
* FantasticRacism: Him towards Reploids, even though he's one himself. Though he probably has his reasons, namely energy conservation.
* FinalBoss: In ''Zero 1''.
* FireIceLightning: He can change his elemental powers via {{Palette Swap}}s: Blue is NonElemental, Red is Fire, Light Blue/Lavender is Ice, and Green is Lightning.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: In his second form.
* HealThyself: His special ability in ''Zero 1'' (if your rank is A or S) is creating a {{pillar of light}} that will shield him as well as healing one bar of life. In ''Zero 3'', he does this regardless of your rank. [[FridgeBrilliance He must be using a Sub-Tank.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: When Copy-X put on his "civil face" to get the C.I.E.L. system, he failed because Ciel is too conscientious and discerning to fall for it. So on to plan B:
--> Copy-X: Fine. You have a-a monopoly on energy resources...
** He doesn't go checking the veracity of what he says (checking for any other energy resources), as that would ruin the whole guilt-trip. Needless to say, Copy-X rests ''his case'' that Ciel has no heart or soul, nor a sense of guilt, his only "proof positive" being simply that he failed to guilt her into submission.
* InsistentTerminology: He's a ''perfect'' copy of the legendary X. As a ''perfect'' copy, [[TautologicalTemplar he's incapable of making mistakes and every decision he makes is right]] by the virtue of being a ''perfect'' copy and shouldn't be questioned by anyone.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''boku''.
* KnightTemplar
* LarynxDissonance
* LegacyCharacter: Arguably, since he doesn't hold much of the ideals of the character he inherited his legacy from.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, The Legend".
* LightIsNotGood: Adding to his angel motif.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Noun X" version.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Let's see, he instituted various racist and genocidal policies against Reploids, supposedly for the betterment of Neo Arcadia, and yet he himself is also a Reploid as well? And later on becomes somewhat nuts upon his return? Gee, that sounds like [[AdolfHitler a certain German dictator]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII...
* NotSoSimilar: He originally was planned to be the Original X, but later in development became a robot who thought he was a perfect copy of the original. He's not, but it apparently takes Zero sometime to realize it.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Par for the course for a KnightTemplar. [[JustifiedTrope However]], that's just from the perspective of the innocent Reploids. The human populace ''does'' see him as a savior.
* OneWingedAngel: And ''how!'' Ciel must have thrown in some upgrades.
** PowerGivesYouWings: 6 wings. His first form also has many wings all over his body that [[WingsDoNothing do nothing]]. Only the ones on his back might actually be useful.
** ClippedWingAngel: Literally, after his first defeat. A better example would be [[spoiler:when he tries to transform again in the third game; it apparently triggers a booby trap planted by Weil inside him, which causes him to explode to death instead.]]
** OurAngelsAreDifferent: He takes the form of a six-wiged angel, a seraph. [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/Copy_X As the Mega Man Wiki]] points out, this sets him up against his original, who also appears in an angelic fashion, but in a much more humble manner, emphasizing Copy X's {{Pride}} and vanity.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: In both of his appearances. With the firepower he possesses, the "war" (barely counts as one until Zero arrived) against LaResistance would've been over a long time ago.
* PoweredArmor: But of course.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His ''Zero 3'' clone has blue eyes, but goes back to red when he activates his PoweredArmor.
* ReplacementGoldfish: For X. Suffice it to say it didn't work out as intended.
* RingsOfDeath: In his OneWingedAngel, that can be used to entrap Zero.
* SketchySuccessor
* SlideAttack: Strangely enough, he has this.
* SlouchOfVillainy: In ''Zero 3''.
* SpeechImpediment: He sp-speaks th-this way post-resurrection. That's p-possibly the clue that h-he CameBackWrong.
** AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: In the jaPANese verSIon of his post-resurrRECTion, he emPHAsizes strange sylLABles.
** ElectronicSpeechImpediment: When dying, he also exhibits the "dying record" form of this.
* StationaryWings: In both of his forms.
* TakingYouWithMe: Pulls this in the first game by [[LoadBearingBoss blowing up the]] [[CollapsingLair Tower you're in]] after losing.
* TokenEvilTeammate: He's the only antagonist of the first game that's a true villain. Even then, he's more of a WellIntentionedExtremist, with the caveat that how good his intentions really are is very subjective.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: The original X only summoned his armor at the beginning of a level or in the privacy of a capsule -- this guy talks smack for several sentences and THEN summons it. At no point can Zero run over and slash the hell out of him for being so stupid.
* UnwittingPawn: Copy X Mk. II tries to rehash the original copy's OneWingedAngel trick when defeated, but ends up destroyed by a planted bomb and furthering Weil's plan, even in Zero's victory; so, [[FridgeBrilliance Zero was right]], he ''is'' naive.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He's built a paradise for humans on the remains of the countless Reploids he's scrapped.
* VillainDecay: He goes from being the BigBad of Zero 1 to a [[spoiler: mid-game boss and UnwittingPawn]] in Zero 3.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Despite his many, ''many'' atrocities, the people of Neo Arcadia ''adore'' him, though, to be fair to him, he ''is'' technically doing his job to "protect humans."
** However, true to his nature, he seems to think that he gets to decide exactly what his job entails, and exactly what rules are to be enforced, to the point that he'll fulfil his duties by protecting the human civilians while betraying them by executing the innocent reploids.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''The Four Guardians''']]
When X abandoned his original body to be the seal of the Dark Elf, these four reploids were created from his DNA in order to clean up the world. They are also the generals of each of the armed forces of Neo Arcadia.

* AntiVillain: All of them were only following the orders of Copy X; none of them held real malice to the Resistance.
* BadassLongRobe: They all got one each in [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100709055609/megaman/images/thumb/0/01/Guardian_stars.png/270px-Guardian_stars.png a concept art marked as "unofficial"]] alongside X.
* BattleAura: In their DesperationAttack, if you have the A or S rank.
* BigDamnHeroes: When Omega recovers himself with the Dark Elf after Zero gets exhausted defeating his last form, all of them (minus Phantom) deal additional damage to Omega to hold him off before Zero can move for the finishing strike. [[spoiler:Apparently they also protected Zero from Omega's following explosion and died in the process, though this is AllThereInTheManual.]]
* ColorCodedCharacters: Harpuia is green, Fefnir is red, Phantom is black, and Leviathan is light blue.
** According to an interview, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen they were all going to be colored blue]] because of their connection to X, but the artist Toru Nakayama argued that giving them different colors may help emphasizing their attributes.
* FighterMageThief: Fefnir, Leviathan and Phantom respectively, while Harpuia is a balanced mix of all three.
* FireIceLightning: They cover all three of these (Fefnir to Fire, Leviathan to Ice, Harpuia to Lightning), with Phantom as a NonElemental.
* FiveBadBand: Formed one with Copy X as the BigBad and Phantom as TheDragon, Fefnir as TheBrute, Harpuia as TheEvilGenius, and Leviathan as TheDarkChick. Strangely, though, [[spoiler:the one who became the DragonAscendant later is Harpuia (to be fair, Phantom was also dead).]]
** Alternatively, Phantom can also be the EvilGenius (he's the head of the Neo Arcadian intel unit) and Harpuia is TheDragon.
* FourIsDeath: They even have the name "Shitennou" in Japan, which is commonly associated with evil teams of four.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity[=/=]YouHaveFailedMe: Due to his failure to stop Zero and retrieve the Dark Elf, and most certainly due to Weil's machinations, Harpuia, alongside a currently-comatose Fefnir and Leviathan, ends up being stripped of his rank by Copy X Mk II.
* HeroAntagonist
* KilledOffForReal: All of them eventually die before the end of the quadrilogy.
* LandSeaSky: They all also represent this, along with the armed service they represent (Fefnir for Land, Leviathan for Sea, and Harpuia for Sky), with Phantom again as the odd man out.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, the Legend", which they share with Copy X.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: They were created from X and all have unique personalities.
* OneWingedAngel: Their Armed Phenomenon forms. Phantom has one as seen in concept art, but it's never seen in game since [[spoiler:he dies before ''Zero 2''.]]
* PlotArmor: Zero defeats all of them like normal bosses, but they aren't destroyed; [[spoiler:Phantom only dies because he self-destructed, and the other three eventually die when Omega explodes.]]
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* SoulJar: Their memories and conciousness are later recreated as Biometals in the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZX ZX]]'' series.
* WorthyOpponent: All of them consider Zero as this, though Phantom's the least hyped by it.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Except for Fefnir. Yes, Harpuia and Phantom are male examples (though the former does have some woman vibes going on about him...)

::'''Sage Harpuia'''
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-->''...We, the Reploids of Neo Arcadia...We are defenders of humanity. The only justice here.''
--->''Voiced by MegumiOgata''

Called ''Kenshou'' ("Wise General") ''Harpuia'' in Japan. The Guardian of Wind. He's a military general of Neo Arcadia, commanding the Rekku Army (literally Army of the Fierce Sky), Neo Arcadia's military air force. He seems to have a lot of respect for Zero, and Zero likewise for him. By the start of ''Zero 2'', he beings having doubts over whether the comfort of humans is worth the lives of reploids. He and his siblings help Zero defeat Omega once and for all at the end of ''Zero 3''. In many ways like a meaner X in personality.

* AdoptTheDog: Tied with his CharacterDevelopment in Zero 2. Commonly associated with sparing an incapacitated Zero after the intro stage (though that could just as easily be his innately honorable nature kicking in). Other moments include TheReveal of his true feelings about the war and his ultimate decision that protecting civilians is more important than fighting the resistance.
* AttackDrone: Can release several [[MobileSuitGundam funnel]]-like devices that act like tasers.
* BadassCreed: He has one in the drama tracks:
-->''However the future hidden in the shadows beyond the door may turn out. Wind drives away the fog, fire shows the road. Water enriches the body, and shadow reflects oneself...By the four heavens, we will become a light to guide the world! Master X...For humans' sake, we can continue to fight. Even if it means our lives are exhausted as an offering for justice.''
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: his OneWingedAngel is a CoolPlane mixed with a sort of avian.
* BloodKnight: After their first fight in ''2'', he admits that he feels most alive while fighting Zero. Is considerably more benign than most blood knights, and tends to keep his fighting spirit in check when there are more important matters to attend to; he only fights Zero when it's necessary, and he loves the moment, but he isn't much longing for it.
* BlowYouAway[=/=]ShockAndAwe: Though for gameplay purposes the ShockAndAwe is the real indication of his place in the FireIceLightning pecking order.
** WindIsGreen: He's coloured green and he uses wind attacks.
* CharacterDevelopment: Was once a loyal [[TheDragon right-hand man]] of a KnightTemplar before maturing into a morally conflicted HeroAntagonist that starts to believe that humans and Reploids ''can'' in fact coexist with each other peacefully, but is still willing to eliminate those who threaten the humans he protects. In other words, he is essentially X himself, without the pacifistic tendencies.
* DragonAscendant: Became leader of Neo Arcadia in Copy-X's "absence". He serves as the main antagonist briefly during the second game till Elpizo FaceHeelTurn.
* DualWielding: One of the poster boys. With {{Laser Blade}}s, no less.
* {{Expy}}: It's commonly believed in fanon that he was based on X's flight-based armors (particularly the [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/File:X5_falconarmor.jpg Falcon Armor]] of ''X5'').
** By being a prideful, honorable, and respectful "[[AntiVillain villain]]" who's a bit misguided, he evokes Colonel of ''X4''. Their other similarities include thinking of the hero Zero as their {{rival}}, as well as similar attacks - a triple SwordBeam attack and a lightning-summoning attack.
* FacialMarkings
* GoodIsNotNice: Type 6 [[note]]he's a nice guy deep down, but considering the world he's in, being nice wouldn't properly work[[/note]] and Type 3 [[note]]he doesn't let niceness halt him from his duties[[/note]]. Whenever he's shown as being nice, it's only to his siblings (and even then, it's just relative to his other situations).
* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: He's based on this.
* HeroicBSOD: Harpuia has one after [[spoiler:seeing a densely-populated city destroyed before his eyes, then being easily defeated by the one responsible, Omega, and, finally, offended by the fact that he was helped by the very enemies he's sworn to take down.]]
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ore''. Probably used so [[ViewerGenderConfusion the viewers can identify his gender]] (he's based on a Harpy and voiced by a woman, after all).
** Also, the in-game text never used a pronoun to address him until halfway through ''Zero 3''.
* LarynxDissonance
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, The Legend".
* MercurysWings: More like Valkyrie's Wings, but still qualifies. While the wing on his helmet is purely a decor, he's proven to be one of the fastest characters in the series.
* MercyKill: Averted. Harpuia, at one point [[spoiler:infected by the baby elves]], asks for Zero to "terminate" him, but Zero hesitates, allowing the [[spoiler:baby elves']] influence to trigger Harpuia's OneWingedAngel form.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Does not like the situation he's in as stated in ''Zero 2'', but he has a job that he has to do, namely protecting humans. Too bad the definition of Maverick has become distorted.
* NobleTopEnforcer
* OneWingedAngel: Gets one in the second game [[spoiler:from the Baby Elves]], turning him into a sort of plane-hawk hybrid thing. Perhaps as a nod to [[spoiler:how much he resists]], it's something of a ClippedWingAngel, being significantly easier to beat than Harpuia's normal form.
* {{Pride}}: His fatal flaw.
* ProperlyParanoid: He, for good reason, does not trust Weil in ''Zero 3''.
* ShoutOut: In the newly released ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'', one of the Robot Masters, Tornado Man, resembles him in appearance and basic powers.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: It may be averted for the Four Guardians compared to [[WolverinePublicity Zero]], but [[EnsembleDarkhorse Harpuia]] takes most of the light from the group itself. With [[NotQuiteDead Phantom]] pulling off a kamikaze, it just leaves [[ThoseTwoGuys Fefnir and Leviathan]] being [[InLoveWithYourCarnage fanboys]] of {{Badass}} Zero, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot as they bear little relevance to the plot.]]
* StabTheSky: A variant: he lifts both of his swords upward and crosses them, emitting lightning sparks. Then lightning strikes come from the sky, trying to hit you.
* StrangeBedfellows: Along with his siblings, helping Zero against Omega in ''Zero 3''.
* SwordBeam: [[BeamSpam Lives it.]]
* SwordPointing: His DesperationAttack [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g5rZRZGzrg&feature=related (at 0:32)]] involves this, albeit aimed lower at an angle, as he's floating high on the air.
* ThreeStrikeCombo: One of his signature moves, with {{Sword Beam}}s added.
* TragicHero: Given his goals aren't so different from Ciel and Zero, the irony of his situation is cruel.
* TheWorfEffect: Was only subjected to this halfway after his siblings.
** Part of that being from a tactical blunder via attempting a charged attack without a proper opening.
* WouldNotShootACivilian: Determined to capture Ciel unharmed and let the authorities deal with her, as she is still a non-combatant.

::'''Fighting Fefnir'''
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-->''I never expected you to be this good...You are amazing, and that is what excites me the most!''
--->''Voiced by Creator/KazuyaNakai''

Called ''Toushou'' ("Fighter General") ''[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Fafnir]]'' in Japan. The Guardian of Fire. He is the leader of Neo Arcadia's Jin'en Gundan ("Army of Ash Flames"). One of the poster boys for HotBlooded, Fefnir never, ever turns down a chance to fight Zero. The one time he did, it only served to underscore just how powerful the immediate enemy was. He's very rarely malicious to Zero, he just wants a good fight, and the legendary hero Zero's the only one who can give it to him.

* {{BFG}}: The ''four'' guns on his OneWingedAngel form in ''Zero 2''. His regular form has a suitably large cannon, too, and he can summon another one for his DesperationAttack.
* BloodKnight
* DishingOutDirt: His secondary element, since he can summon magma eruptions from the ground.
* {{Expy}}: It's commonly believed in fanon that he was based on X's power-based [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/File:Gaea_ArmorX.jpg Gaea Armor]] from ''X5''.
* FacialMarkings
* GroundPound: One of his primary attacks; the battle in ''Zero 2'' includes some variations as well.
* GunsAkimbo: Averted. He can summon another HandCannon, but he'll only do so for his DesperationAttack, and even then he isn't aiming at all.
* HandCannon: ''Literally''. Appropriately, he does the most damage of any Guardian.
* HotBlooded
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: his OneWingedAngel is roughly based on a dragon.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ore''. Fitting for a battle-crazy guy like him.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, The Legend".
* OneWingedAngel: In the second game, he gets to turn into a flame-spewing tank.
** AdvancingBossOfDoom: He keeps chasing you from the right.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
-->[[spoiler:After being easily defeated by Omega]]: Hey, Zero! I'll get you [[spoiler:and that Omega]] one of these days! Don't you dare die before then, Zero!
* PlayingWithFire
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Counter example. They're merely a marker for his elemental powers.
* ShouldersOfDoom
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's "Fafnir" in the Japanese version and "Fefnir" in the English version.
** Fefnir may be a typo, since Fafnir is the name of a dragon from NorseMythology.
*** Or just plain {{Engrish}}.
* ThemeNaming: Said cannons are named Sodom and Gomorrah.
* TheWarSequence: What first introduced him.
* TheWorfEffect: Four times, he fought Zero in near-equal strength, yet he easily falls to a ''literal'' sucker punch by Omega.

::'''Fairy Leviathan'''
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-->''I have been looking forward to seeing you. I can't wait to see their faces when they find out that it was I who retired you!''
--->''Voiced by YukaImai''

Called ''Youshou'' ("Siren General") ''Leviathan'' in Japan. The Guardian of Ice. She's a military general of Neo Arcadia, commanding the Meikai Army (literally Army of the Dark Oceans), Neo Arcadia's military navy force. Like Fefnir, Leviathan loves fighting Zero, but she's not as enthusiastic about it...or at least, not in the same way. She always refers to it as "playing" with Zero, and downright pouts if she isn't allowed to do so. Her signature weapon is an ice halberd.

* AnIcePerson[=/=]MakingASplash
** FridgeLogic: She's weak against fire, which is sensible since her element is ice, but she's ''always'' fought [[UnderwaterBossBattle underwater]]. The heat still destroys her ice-based attacks if she's hit in the middle of summoning them.
* BladeOnAStick: Her halberd.
* BloodKnight: She outright stated she didn't care if the world ended, as long as she got to fight Zero.
* DetachedSleeves
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Leviathan does a lot of whirling and twisting with that spear of hers.
* GirlishPigtails
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: She is this, to Zero.
* KilledOffForReal: [[AllThereInTheManual When Omega exploded]] at the end of ''Zero 3''.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, The Legend"
* TheNicknamer: Leviathan called her siblings a "pretty boy" and a "battle nerd" in the first game. It isn't necessarily clear who she was referring to, but the "pretty boy" is most likely [[ViewerGenderConfusion Harpuia]] and "battle nerd" is [[BloodKnight Fefnir.]]
* OneWingedAngel: In the second game. She transforms into something vaguely resembling a manta ray.
* OppositeSexClone: Well, she ''is'' based on X, after all...
* RobotGirl: Of course.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: A manta ray submarine in OneWingedAngel form.
* ShoutOut: Like Harpuia, she got one in ''Mega Man 9'': Splash Woman.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female within the Four Guardians.
* VillainousCrush: Possible explanation for Fairy Leviathan's obsession with Zero. She even admits that she doesn't really care about much else so long as she gets to fight him.
* WarmupBoss: In the first game, she is arguably the easiest of the four Guardians. She makes up for it later, while Fefnir actually got somewhat weaker.
* TheWorfEffect: In the same boat as Fefnir.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Discussed - she tells Zero not to hold back just because she's a girl in their first meeting, then accuses him of doing so when she isn't immediately killed by his final strike. This is, of course, GameplayAndStorySegregation: you (the player) were no doubt trying to do that, but if you fought a Guardian before her, you knew it wouldn't end that way.

::'''Hidden Phantom'''
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-->''Every generation has its legend. However, a lost legend should remain lost...Allow me to show you why!''
--->''Voiced by TetsuInada''

Called ''Inshou'' ("Shadow General") ''Phantom'' in Japan. Guardian of Shadows. Phantom was the leader of the Zan'ei Army (Zan'ei Gundan, "Cutting Shadow Squadron"), specializing in intelligence and infiltration missions. Phantom blew himself up at the end of ''Zero'', made a cameo in ''Zero 3'', and was otherwise unheard from until ''ZX''. However, his apprentice, Tech Kraken, joined up with Weil specifically to get revenge on Zero for killing his master.

* ActionBomb: Tried to kill Zero by blowing himself up.
* AllThereInTheManual: His title and apprearance of his [[OneWingedAngel armed phenomenon]].
* BatOutOfHell: his OneWingedAngel, which [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was never actually used in the series, and can only be seen in the concept art]].
* BonusBoss: In ''Z3''.
* CollapsingLair: Subverted. Phantom took back a factory that the [[LaResistance Resistance]] invaded in an earlier mission, and set bombs all over the place before engaging Zero. The mission after defeating Phantom? Defuse the bombs.
* DareToBeBadass: This speech after fighting Zero as a BonusBoss:
-->You truly did...have the soul of a hero...go...cross blades with Omega, and show what that body can do! Will your blade flinch after you know the truth? Do you have what it takes...to be a hero? You must be the one to determine that!
* DarkIsNotEvil: Even though the database in ''Zero 3'' described him as an "evil Dark Lord", which might be just a translation error. In fact, barring Harpuia, Phantom is also one of the most honorable antagonists in the series.
* DetachedSleeves
* DoppelgangerSpin: And if you hit the wrong one, he'll pounce on your head to punish you.
* {{Expy}}: It's believed in fanon that he was based on X's stealth-based [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/File:X6armorshadow.jpg Shadow Armor]] from ''X6''.
* FuumaShuriken: One of his more memorable attacks. He can use it as a [[FloatingPlatforms Floating Platform]].
* [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Boots]]: The reward for taking him out in ''Zero 3'' gives the abilities of every other Foot part at once.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ware''. Which is quite appopriate, considering he's a (blindly) loyal ninja.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, The Legend"
* MaskPower
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Out of all the Guardians, he's the most loyal to Copy X, to the point that he chose to die (and [[TakingYouWithMe try to bring Zero with him]]) rather then accept that Copy X was wrong.
* {{Ninja}}: Even adopts a lot of ninja poses and a FuumaShuriken for good measure.
* NinjaRun: More like Ninja Dash, but otherwise qualifies.
* OddNameOut: the rest of the Guardians are named from classical Mythology (Greek, Biblical, Norse).
* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Robot Ninja]] [[VirtualGhost Ghost]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* SecretTestOfCharacter: When he reappears as a BonusBoss in ''Zero 3'', he has learned through his time in {{Cyberspace}} [[spoiler:that Zero is inhabiting a [[CloningBlues cloned]] body, while the original is being used by Omega.]] Phantom decided to test Zero's worth in battle to see if Zero can still be the hero that he is, [[spoiler:cloned body or not.]]
** StrengthEqualsWorthiness: Of course, Zero already beat him. Twice. What was he going to prove that he hadn't already?
* ShoutOut: He takes the name, the mask, and the scarf from ThePhantomOfTheOpera.
* StabTheSky: In his DesperationAttack.
* StealthPun: His return as a VirtualGhost. Cringe-worthy if you still need an explanation for this.
* TakingYouWithMe: In his second battle with Zero, killing him results him giving you the middle finger by releasing an explosion which causes moderate damage, potentially resulting in a KaizoTrap. It can reach across about half the screen, but can also be dodged.
* UndyingLoyalty: The most loyal of the Guardians to Copy X. Ironically, he dies because of it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''The Dark Elf''']]
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-->''Zero...''
-->''When she was born, she had a mission to save the world...''

Originally born as a Cyber Elf that could alter the programming of Reploids. Dr. Weil edited her programming, causing as yet unrevealed chaos and setting off the Elf Wars, events that are likewise currently unelaborated-on. Basically, shrouded in mystery. At the end of ''Zero 2'', she briefly returns to her original state as the "Mother Elf" and causes Elpizo to be reborn as a Cyber Elf, also freed of his insanity. She also appears to know Zero [[spoiler:because she was originally created by reverse-engineering the residual Zero Virus data from Zero's original body.]]

* AntiVillain: She's always being controlled against her will.
* ApocalypseMaiden: [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Not that she had any real desire or choice to become this, however.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: She once turned a mook into this. Ironically, she, too, is BrainwashedAndCrazy herself.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Not seen again since ''Zero 3''.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Really, she only wants to be left alone.
* EnergyBeing
* EyesAlwaysShut
* FusionDance: By doing this with any reploid, she induces a OneWingedAngel form, though only Omega is able to draw out her full power [[spoiler:because she originates from Zero's original body as the Sigma Virus, and Omega is currently in control of that body.]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Her original purpose was as a force for good, to purge reploids of the Maverick Virus, but Dr. Weil corrupted her. By the end of ''Zero 3'', she's back to being good.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Darkelf".
* OneWingedAngel: Both she and her kids can cause this state in anyone.
* SayMyName: In the third game, she shouts "Zeeeeeeerrooooo" once, in the Oceanic Highway Ruins stage.
* SealedEvilInACan: Sort of. At last count, it's [[SealedGoodInACan Sealed Good In An Evil Can]], [[SealedEvilInACan itself Sealed In A Good Can]].[[note]]She started as Mother Elf, then got "sealed" into Dark Elf, before X sealed it.[[/note]]
* SuperPrototype: The other Cyber Elves are just inferior imitations of her with limited powers, while she can completely alter the appearance and minds of Reploids.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: It's barely even her fault that she caused the Elf Wars. She didn't even have a choice but to cause it thanks to Weil.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Elpizo''']]
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-->'' A world without humans...the world only for Reploids...don't you think it will be paradise!?''
--->''Voiced by TsutomuKashiwakura''

The commander of the Resistance in ''Zero 2'', as well as the villain. Elpizo ordered a frontal assault on Neo Arcadia, assuming that the capitol was defenseless in Copy X's absence. However, all of the Resistance soldiers involved in the attack were slaughtered by the Guardians and Elpizo himself was curb-stomped by Harpuia. After that, Elpizo snapped and tried to free the Dark Elf, thinking he was too weak and that he could free the Reploids by just gaining power. In the end, [[spoiler:he destroyed X's helpless body, in use as a lock on the Dark Elf's cage, and made her merge with him. Zero chased him all the way (although he was unable to save X's body), and defeated Elpizo.]]

* AllThereInTheManual: The drama tracks that accompany the ''Zero 3'' remaster album elaborate on his past as a Reploid named TK-31.
* BadassLongcoat
* BattleTops: His second form can use this for one of its attacks.
* BigBad: Of the second game.
* CallForward: In "Record2_Irregular Passion", the radio drama that serves as Elpizo's StartOfDarkness. The last line is Elpizo's cry of '''''"More POWER!!"''''' (''Motto '''CHIKARA O!!'''''), which he screams fairly often during the final boss battle against him.
* DarkMessiah: Judging from his quote from the [[AllThereInTheManual drama tracks]]:
-->My name is really...Elpis! I am the one who was chosen to become the hope of all the Repliroids being oppressed in Neo Arcadia! To do that, [[MacGuffin Baby Elves]], I'll need your...your power! That's right...[[Franchise/StarWars power]]...[[ShoutOut more power]]!!
* DestinedBystander: His role as BigBad happens only after halfway through the game.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: When he goes OneWingedAngel. And how!
* [[spoiler:EnergyBeing:]] He becomes one in the ending. [[spoiler:In the third game, a mod card makes a cyber elf appear near the commanding room door; it's rumored to be Elpizo.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: After his failure of Operation Righteous Strike, he decides that getting a great source of power (in this case, Baby Elves) will help him destroy Neo Arcadia, and then he becomes the BigBad.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The latter half of ''Zero 2'' involves trying to catch up to him. Guess what happens ''every'' time.
* FantasticRacism: Him against the humans, though he still puts Ciel in high regard.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Implied.
** Let's see what we can rack up: built as a bureaucrat within Neo Arcadian society, he vainly seeks out the power of the dark elves to fuel his ambition after said society shunned him[[note]]this is known as a "Narcissist's Scar"[[/note]]. Finds a way to the resistance base and immediately establishes leadership in MissionControl, assaults Neo Arcadia's GDP before leading a ZergRush into the Neo Arcadian capital (which ultimately fails), goes missing just after he wakes up, gathers the dark elves and makes Neo Arcadia's guards his [[PowerPerversionPotential plaything]], and defaces the MONUMENT of X, the Messiah of Reploids, just before he declares exterminatus on humans, who were hardly involved in the first place. Was it also mentioned that he wields a laser ''rapier'' and strikingly resembles [[StreetFighter Vega]]?
* FinalBoss: In ''Zero 2''.
* IronicEcho: The above quote sounds a lot like something [[VideoGame/MegaManX Iris]] would say, doesn't it?
** Though Elpizo puts ''much'' more emphasis on the "no humans" thing: While Iris merely favored a seperate world, Elpizo...w ell, see below.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''watashi'', in line with his tendency to sound passive-aggressive.
* KillAllHumans: His motive.
* TheLeader: In ''Zero 2''. He's Type I [[note]]as he organizes Guerrilla operations and data retrieval and a good battle plan in general[[/note]] with shades of Type III [[note]]In battle, he rushes in with his Operation Righteous Strike army without having too much of a backup plan[[/note]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Combustion".
** SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Said leitmotif, for the [[StandardSnippet renowned]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnfFTVjRpLI "Battle without Honor or Humanity"]].
* MeaningfulName: His name in Japan, Elpis, means "hope" in Greek. He renamed himself after Project Elpis, a project that revolves around creating a special reploid to become a perfect ruler and "savior" (courtesy of Dr. Weil). See also DarkMessiah above.
* OneWingedAngel: The final boss standard.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: He was the Resistance commander before he failed the [[OperationBlank Operation Righteous Strike]], and then he becomes the BigBad.
* PeekABangs: Amazingly carries on to all three of his forms (normal, powered up, and OneWingedAngel).
* PropheticName: Invoked by renaming himself after Project Elpis.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: He thinks this is the only option for him after Zero defeats him, until the Dark Elf turns him into a Cyber Elf, much to his thanks.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes go from blue to red after fusing with the Dark Elf.
* TheResenter: ...And ''he knows it''. Note his passive-aggressive attitude toward Zero in the first half of the game. Which turns to just plain aggressive by the end.
* RousseauWasRight: Elpizo is actually a good guy (if somewhat short-tempered and likes to take a violent approach), he's just too [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]] with gaining power from the Dark Elf and then [[DrunkWithPower getting drunk on it]]. Also, in the drama tracks, if only he never found the room contains the secret data about Project Elpizo, he'd never be so violent like what we see him as now.
* RoyalRapier: LaserBlade variant.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Elpizo was named "Elpis" in the Japanese version. The "-zo" may be an attempt to make the name masculine; Elpis was a female Greek deity.
* StabTheSky: One of his attacks involves this.
* SurvivorGuilt: Contributed to his FaceHeelTurn.
* TookALevelInBadass: He's helpless at first, but when starts taking the Dark Elf's power, he single-handedly tears through Neo Arcadia's defenses and becomes the FinalBoss.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:TheStinger for ''Zero 2'' implies that he may have been used by Dr. Weil to unleash the Dark Elf]], though it could also be a coincidence.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Perroquiet points out that [[CallBack his intentions are similar to]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sigma's]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Let's see, he ends up stumbling on information relating to Project Elpis/Elpizo when ordered to inspect a sunken library. Shortly thereafter, he then was nearly arrested with false charges of Maverickism by Copy X for reasons strongly implied to be related to his discovery at the sunken library, forcing him to flee from Neo Arcadia. He then tries to launch a counterattack on Neo Arcadia after Zero terminated Copy X, and despite organizing the plans in such a way that on the surface should grant him and the Resistance victory, he ends up losing horribly, with several of his men killed, and he ''then'' tries to unlock the Mother Elf so he could then make a Reploid paradise as a result of being unable to bear the devastation of the Resistance's loss due to his plans? Yeah, who can blame him for what he did?
* YouWillBeSpared: Wishes to exterminate the human race, but still has feelings for Ciel.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Baby Elves''']]
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Creer and Prier (Crea and Prea in localized versions) are two Cyberelves, under the same influence the Dark Elf is under. They are searching for their mother (Dark Elf) and in ''Zero 2'' convince Elpizo to help free her. When ''Zero 3'' comes around, Dr. Weil convinces them he is their grandfather, and he wants to "help" the search. They fight Zero a few times in ''Zero 3''. They are able to forcibly mutate reploids into their OneWingedAngel forms and provided a mini boss battle, by mutating a regular enemy.

* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe. Most of the Resistance, Ciel and Alouette especially, think they're cute little bundles of energy that hold the key to ending the war. However, Zero finds them unsettling, and they openly hate him for his part in banishing the Dark Elf. They are also the spawn of a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor HatePlague. Nobody compares notes.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: What they can do to any Reploid they possess.
* ChekhovsGun: One of the twins is first found inside a container in Ciel's room at the beginning of ''Zero 2'', while the other one is a {{McGuffin}} in an earlier mission.
* {{Creepy Child}}ren
* DualBoss: Compared to other examples, however, they're actually really easy; for starters, they share a life bar. But not MercyInvincibility.
* EnergyBeing
* EyesAlwaysShut
* HalfIdenticalTwin
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Dr. Weil convinces them he is their grandfather, and he wants to help them find their mother. Also, he asks them to harass Zero a few times 'cause he's a big meanie head.
* InfantImmortality: Averted. [[spoiler:Zero kills them after the boss fight near the end of Zero 3.]]
* IronicName: The irony doesn't just come from the names; Alouette named them "Create" and "Pray" based on her hopes on them ("Please create a new energy source for us...Please let my prayers reach them..." See LowerDeckEpisode above). Guess what they used to do long ago? [[spoiler:They're used as one of Weil's instruments in the Elf Wars.]] Also, in the third game, Zero killed them. One wonders what will Alouette say after this...
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Creer and Prier".
* RepeatWhatYouJustSaid: Sort of. Before that, all they say is "MEEEE!"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Creer and Prier in Japanese, Crea and Prea in English.
* ThemeTwinNaming: French for "create" and "pray". In the drama track "Diary_Alouette's Good Day", where Alouette wanders the base gathering suggestions for names, those suggestions include: Plus and Minus, [[GeniusBonus Anode and Cathode]], [[Literature/CrimeAndPunishment Crime and Punish]], Love and Peace, [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Azul Luna and Rojo Sol]], Blanc and Noir, and [[GreekMythology Hypnos and Thanatos]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Dr. Weil''']]
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-->''Fools must live under my rule and my rule alone!''
-->''Ware ga akuma da!'' ("I am the devil!")
--->''Voiced by Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka''

Vile in Japanese (Not to be confused with Vile of ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', himself known as Vava in Japan), the primary BigBad of the series as of the third game. A century before the series began, he [[spoiler:was immortalized and]] left to wander the ruins of the world due to his role in starting and prolonging that little [[WorldSundering Elf Wars fiasco]]. Unfortunately, no one bargained on him coming ''back'', and once he did, he set back to work, first building Copy X Mk. II, then using Omega and the Dark Elf to mass-control the Reploids. When all that fails (Omega finally destroyed and the Dark Elf now free), he shifted his fury to the citizens of Neo Arcadia. When the Neo Arcadians started fleeing the city, he executed the [[KillSat Ragnarok Plan]]. He was finally destroyed at the hands of Zero, [[spoiler:but possibly returns as the main instigator of the SequelSeries ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'', as the [[ArtifactOfDoom original Biometal]], Model V/W.]]

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: When he shows what a tyrant he is (after the third game, although some of the drama tracks imply that even in the story of the third game, his approval rating was very low even when he was allowed back in by Copy X Mk II). To the point that some of the Neo Arcadian citizens (who are ''brave'' enough to do so, anyway) start to run away from him, seeking a better place. Weil's solution? ''Destroy that better place.'' Not only is he making things worse for himself, but [[spoiler:Neo Arcadia is blown up by Weil's own KillSat (used by ''his own [[TheDragon Dragon]]'', no less), and his approval rating also seemed to be an indication of his chances of survival...]]
** Justified. See DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans.
* ActorAllusion: This isn't the first time one of Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka's characters [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 attempted]] to send a KillSat space station into a ColonyDrop on Earth.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Sort of. One of Weil's attacks in ''4'' is to summon the bosses from the ''previous'' game one after the other, each using an attack from that game before disappearing.
* AmbitionIsEvil: He states that lust for power, ruling over everything, as well as controlling everyone is the ultimate joy in his MotiveRant to Zero just before the latter fights Omega in Zero 3. He also implies that [[HumansAreBastards all of humanity shares this mindset]] and not Reploids, to which Zero [[KirkSummation counters]] by stating that he doubts any decent human would even understand Weil, either.
-->'''Dr. Weil:''' Hehehehe...How pitiful. Of course, a Reploid like you would never understand. The joy of ruling all that you see...Only a human could possibly understand!
-->'''Zero:''' A...human?
-->'''Dr. Weil:''' That's right! I'm a bona fide human. The creator of Reploids...A human being!
-->'''Zero:''' ...
-->'''Dr. Weil:''' The desire for power. The joy of making everything work for you. You have no way of experiencing this without a human brain. It's the ultimate joy! No mere Reploid could ever understand!
-->'''Zero:''' I bet most decent humans wouldn't understand, either. You look just like another Maverick, to me. All I gotta do is dispose of you like any other Maverick.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:''Immortality?'']] Not that bad, unless you are forever exiled from the last inhabitable place on Earth, yeah...
** FlyingDutchman: Of the "Men Without A Country" variety.
** [[spoiler:It got worse for him at the end of the series. Makes one wonder why he was given the curse in the first place...]]
** [[spoiler:CursedWithAwesome: Inevitably goes into something like this. While he does take advantage of it, in his own opinion he's still BlessedWithSuck.]]
** [[spoiler:ImmortalityImmorality: Athough his morals were already dubious ''before'' being "cursed", he still degraded further down the line for his initial desire to die.]]
* {{Archenemy}}: He and Zero have quite a personal history, detailed in the [[AllThereInTheManual drama tracks]] telling the events of the Elf Wars, where [[spoiler:Weil stole Zero's original body and turned it into AxCrazy Omega.]] Ironically, [[spoiler:they do not fight each other directly until the climax of ''Zero 4''.]]
** And they [[spoiler:possibly continue their animosity as the Biometals W and Z in ''ZX''.]]
* ArtificialLimbs: His full body. [[spoiler:This is how he gets his immortality in the first place.]]
* AxCrazy: He enjoyed the Elf Wars' carnage, he intended to build a KillSat to subjugate Neo Arcadia, and he was more than willing to personally see to it that Ragnarok (the aforementioned KillSat) crashes into Area Zero under the firm belief that he would survive the crash.
* BigBad: He's responsible for ''everything'' bad that's happened in the ''Zero'' series.
** BiggerBad: While he sets up many major bad things in this series, he's never fought or involved directly; only in ''Zero 3'' onward did he show up in person and play the BigBad role more actively (and even then, he's only fought directly in the fourth game).
*** [[spoiler:He's also implied to be TheManBehindTheMan to both Serpent and Master Albert in the ''ZX'' series as Model W.]]
* BreakingSpeech: "The Reploid hero, protecting justice and humanity! I am one of those humans you have sworn to protect! Do you have it in you to defeat me?!"
* TheCaligula: He succeeds upon gaining power to force the residents of Neo Arcadia to live in a CrapsackWorld with virtually no hope of freedom or happiness, and he is evidentally very much insane.
* CardCarryingVillain: He's definitely one villain that isn't played for laughs, and he ''actually succeeds'' in achieving all three spheres, albeit at different points in his lifetime. Can count as a deconstruction, because it shows that this trope can be terrifying if brought into its logical conclusion. In order:
** '''Destruction:''' The Elf Wars, definitely the series' answer to the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. And then again in ''Zero 4'', [[spoiler:although he was successfully defeated this time before the damage got worse]].
** '''Control:''' Halfway through ''Zero 3''.
** '''Corruption:''' As [[spoiler:the ArtifactOfDoom in ''ZX''.]]
* TheChessmaster
* ConfusionFu: Weil has a patently absurd number of attack types for something from the ''Mega Man'' series, and the only non-random factor that determines which one he'll use is [[TurnsRed going under half HP]]. Depending on how kind the RNG is to you, the finale of the ''Zero'' series will be anywhere between a big anticlimax or a massive headache.
* ClimaxBoss: The final obstacle in the ''Zero'' series, complete with plenty of build-up beforehand.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In ''Mega Man Zero 4'', Weil anticipated the very likelihood that Zero and the Resistance would most likely attempt to derail Operation Ragnarok when they inevitably found out about it, so he deliberately kept the specific details of Operation Ragnarok extremely vague and had the Einherjar warriors commit their own attack patterns in order to distract both the Area Zero citizenry and the Resistance/Zero long enough for him to finish the actual thing behind Operation Ragnarok: the space battle station Ragnarok, which would target Area Zero. In addition, he also restricted access to Ragnarok to the extent that the only one to board Ragnarok is himself, and also put up various cyberspace protections in the event that someone had to infiltrate via that method. It's also implied that he also revived the Einherjar Eight to fight alongside him to delay Zero as he's trying to get at the core. He also merged with the core so that, in the event that Zero somehow managed to get to him, he'd be forced to fight and potentially damage the core, and thus have Zero risk being destroyed by the destruction of the Space Station.
** Also counts as a XanatosGambit since theoretically, he managed to still "win" even when [[SpannerInTheWorks a spanner]] was thrown into one of the above schemes (specifically [[spoiler:Craft hijacking the Ragnarok and then using it to shoot Weil directly]]).
* DiabolusExMachina: The plot of ''Zero 4'' is basically one of these that benefits him.
** He himself acts as one that pretty much ruins the peace through science that Ciel was working so hard to obtain (and nearly won with the Ciel system by the intro of ''Zero 3'').
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Upon becoming the ruler of Neo Arcadia, he strives upon bringing suffering and despair to its citizens with his iron-fist rule, to take revenge on them because of what they've done to him [[note]]they put him in a suit that could regenerate him, prevented him from aging and dying, and they also converted his memories into data, and then he's left into exile in the barren wasteland [[ItsAllAboutMe he made himself]] from the events of the Elf Wars[[/note]]. He also admits [[spoiler:after brainwashing all Reploids]] that he genuinely enjoyed the destruction caused by the Elf Wars.
* EmperorScientist: He becomes this halfway through ''Zero 3''.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Weil is really, ''really'' bad about underestimating Zero, ''twice'' (thrice if one counts [[spoiler:Zero emerging in a new body in the [[AllThereInTheManual Elf Wars]], and proceeding to defeat Omega with X]]).
** Most noticeable is his inability to think that a robot would try to kill a human. Clearly he doesn't realise that Zero doesn't consider himself a hero, and being a ''Reploid'', Zero has no reason not to kill. Then again, he's probably just [[ItsAllAboutMe using it as an excuse for his ego.]]
* EvilChancellor: Before usurping Neo Arcadia's leadership position.
* EvilLaugh: He abuses the hell out of this one. [[spoiler:He even uses it to great effect to surprise [[TheStoic Zero]].]]
** It also borderlines LaughingMad.
* EvilPlan: His plans to usurp [[DiscOneFinalBoss Copy X]]'s throne in Zero 3:
##He resurrected and possibly reprogrammed Copy X, so he can earn his trust and become his EvilChancellor.
##He later suggested that Copy X strip the remaining Four Guardians from their positions as Neo Arcadian Generals and name him their replacement.
##Later, it was revealed that Weil had built a booby trap upon Copy X's body that activated when he tried to go OneWingedAngel. After [[UnwittingPawn Copy X's death]], Weil can easily become the ruler by law. Additionally, he tells the Neo Arcadian citizens that Zero kills their former "savior" and that Weil will take the Resistance down, spreading the bad propaganda ''even further''. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job breaking it, Zero.]]
** Arguably it started even earlier, if the post credits scene in ''Zero 2'' is anything to go by.
** In ''Zero 4'', Dr. Weil's real plan is to shoot Area Zero from space; the Eight Warriors are nothing but a diversion, so that the Resistance is stuck fighting the wrong battle. If the Eight Warriors' individual plans worked (acid rain generators, scorching the earth with an artificial sun, etc.), Area Zero is destroyed, and the Resistance with it; if they all fail, there would still be time for Weil to fire his KillSat, leaving Area Zero destroyed, and the Resistance with it. In either case, Weil becomes the undisputed ruler of all humanity by wiping out freedom's last hope. Fortunately, [[spoiler:[[SpannerInTheWorks Craft]] [[TheStarscream rebels against him]] and then fired the Ragnarok at him, destroying Neo Arcadia in the process.]]
* TheExile: What he's punished with, for the whole Elf Wars thing (aside from [[spoiler:immortality]]).
* FanNickname: Used to be called Dr. "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kool-Aid Koolaid]]", or a variation, all because his head is inside a jar with orange liquid that looks suspiciously like orange juice, somehow reminding players of the merchandise's mascot.
* FantasticRacism: The only motivation besides ForTheEvulz or ItsAllAboutMe for starting the Elf Wars. His reasoning was because he thought that Reploids had gone too much with all the wars and decides that they should go back to becoming ThreeLawsCompliant (implied with his BreakingSpeech).
* FateWorseThanDeath: The reason why he was given the regenerating armor in the first place. By the end of the Elf Wars, Dr.Weil was punished by the survivors with immortality, because they thought to imprison him or even to outright execute him was more of a [[MercyKill act of mercy]] or [[KarmaHoudini the easy way out]] to avoid the full punishment for his actions.
** RevengeBeforeReason/[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It Survivors]]: Because they made Dr. Weil immortal, they gave him a chance to inact revenge against the descendants, who punished him.
*** And later because of his regenerative armor he became a ArtifactOfDoom in the ZX series, which caused further chaos and mayhem by creating mavericks (Ironic since Dr. Weil hates Mavericks more than anything else). ''Nice Job Breaking It Survivors'' indeed.
* FinalBoss: In ''Zero 4''.
* {{Flight}}: He's always seen floating. Since his legs are never shown, one wonders if [[WildMassGuessing he doesn't have legs, and thus is always floating, with an unseen device.]]
* FreudianExcuse: Tried to invoke this before the climax battle of ''Zero 4'', citing his decades of exile from human society. However, it's his ruthless actions that caused his exile in the first place, showing just how [[ItsAllAboutMe irredeemably selfish Weil is]].
** His motivation for starting the Elf Wars was that he believed the Reploids (as well as the humans) engaged in the Maverick Wars had been foolish for causing such massive destruction over what he considered to be "trivial" matters and should be wiped out, with a utopia for the survivors (that he would rule, of course) built on their corpses. The opposing plan to end the Maverick Wars was to basically install anti-virus software and call things even, which didn't sit well with him. On the surface, it makes sense; each X series game chronologically takes place a few months after the last one, meaning not even half a decade had passed since Reploids were made before Sigma caused multiple wars and a ColonyDrop. But similar to how Weil fails to grasp that his exile was his own fault, the wars were humanity's fault for making Reploids so powerful in the first place. In addition, he doesn't seem to consider the millions of Reploids who simply wish to live in peace, instead blaming an entire race for what terrorist and criminal members of their race chose to do. Even his justification becomes more than a little flimsy when one considers that almost all the maverick incidents were caused not by Reploids choosing to rebel, but by them being driven insane/controlled by The Sigma Virus, which was public knowledge at the time of X3, and it's connection to Zero and his HUMAN creator after X5. So, not only are the Reploids not responsible, but due to the influence of the virus, many of the Mavericks and even Sigma himself aren't responsible.
* [[spoiler:FromASingleCell: With his regenerative armor. He also had his mind converted into data. This partially gives him JokerImmunity as well.]]
* GiantHandsOfDoom: as a ContinuityNod, they seem similar to the ones from Omega's first form.
* AGodAmI: Right before you fight him in ''4'', he proclaims himself to be TheDevil.
* TheHeavy: Played with. As noted above, he's responsible for every bad thing that happened in this series. But whenever he shows up, he tends to take the backseat and lets his Dragons to do the terrorizing jobs. See also DragonInChief below.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters[=/=]YouAreWhatYouHate: For all the acts of revenge he pulls on both humanity and the Reploids, he completely ignores the fact that he has become what he hates the most: a Maverick, in all definitions of the word in this universe.
** Even more poignant when you take into account that [[spoiler: he becomes ''the cause'' of new Maverick outbreaks in ZX as biometal Model W/V.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:His merging with Ragnarok ultimately allows Zero to kill him for good (at least until ZX rolls around).]]
** Earlier, it's subverted: [[spoiler:he's the prime target of his own KillSat used by his own Dragon, yet he survives.]]
* HumansAreBastards: He claims that only human beings have the capability to truly enjoy control and manipulation, and are essentially as heartless as him. Zero gives him a KirkSummation because [[{{Hypocrite}} he is likely projecting himself onto mankind]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: Claims that all humans only live to control and manipulate -- which applies to him more than anybody else.
* ItsAllAboutMe: What sets him apart from other villains across the entire 'verse.
** Arguably, he's an unintentional deconstruction of this behavior by taking it to its logical extremes. There is ''absolutely '''nothing''''' redeemable about his behavior, and his mentality only makes it worse.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ware'' (see his quote above).
* JustAMachine: His initial motives.
* KillSat: The actual point of Ragnarok in ''Zero 4''; [[spoiler:merging with Ragnarok's core as the FinalBoss, he could probably be the KillSat himself if he didn't have to deal with Zero first]].
* KnightOfCerebus: He's far more of a menace than the villains before him. ''Zero 3'' gets much darker, the usual 8 bosses are now brainwashed by Weil and becoming downright evil, and he starts inflicting far more acts of evil than villain before him or in the Mega Man franchise. (and that's not even counting his backstory!). As if the previous games weren't dark already...
* LackOfEmpathy: Showed absolutely no regrets with triggering the catastrophic Elf Wars, which wiped out 60% of humanity and 90% of all Reploids -- and that's just the {{Backstory}} -- and he's planning on starting it again by using Omega and the Dark Elf to brainwash Reploids before trying to destroy the LastFertileRegion through such methods as acid rain, particle cannons, KillSat, and ColonyDrop out of spite for the humans who would escape his rule. He also admitted to Neige that his greatest pleasure (which he thinks applies to all rulers) are seeing rage, humiliation, and suffering.
--->'''Weil''': Hehehe...That's the face...The face of rage, suffering, and humiliation...it's my greatest pleasure...A pleasure only a ruler can fully appreciate!
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Curse of Vile" in ''Zero 3'', "Fate" in ''Zero 4'' and the ''ZX'' series.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Implied with his reason for leaving Crea and Prea to fight Zero:
-->'''Dr. Weil:''' Humans are like pigs, dependent upon the Reploids for their very existence...You do realize, don't you, that if I felt like it, I could wipe all humans out in the blink of an eye?
-->''(Weil teleports out of the room.)''
-->'''Dr. Weil:''' Crea! Prea! Do with this one as you please! I've got some pig squeals to enjoy. The squeals of indolent pigs, wasting their pitiful lives on idle pursuits.
* LukeIAmYourFather: According to the [[AllThereInTheManual The Drama Track ''The Vile Incident: Eden Dome: It's Sin And Rebirth]], Dr. Weil was the one who created the Eight Gentle Judges in the first place, which gives a pretty big realization as to why they chose to exile Omega rather than execute/retire him, and probably why the populace decided to go vigilante on him.
* MadScientist: ''Really'' mad...
* TheManBehindTheMonsters: He's the only human behind the Operation Ragnarok, with his underlings are all Reploids. Not that he's fully human anymore, anyway, either in the [[ArtificialHuman literal]] or the moral sense.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Played oddly -- it is made especially clear that he was completely, unambiguously evil.
* MoralMyopia: He claims that humanity deserves destruction because of what they did to him, ignoring the fact that it's his wrongdoings that what lead them to do what they did.
** He also accuses them for being a case of this trope; namely, the humans punished and exiled him in the name of "justice" while they're acting outside of the laws. Little did they know that the judges are actually ''Weil's creations''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His original Japanese name is ''Vile''. [[DubNameChange Intentionally changed]] so that [[OneSteveLimit he won't be confused with]] ''VideoGame/MegaManX's'' Vile.
** Interestingly, in ''4'', The Caravans run away from him and his Empire really fast to the Area Zero. And his armies chased them.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Possibly after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kurzweil this guy]]. Might not just be a coincidence, considering that guy is an author on several books about transhumanism and technological singularity, things that Weil is a master of.
* {{Necromancer}}: His speciality is in DNA Resurrection, and it is also implied that Copy X, Hanumachine, Necromancess, and Blizzack Staggroff's return was through this method.
* NonActionBigBad: When he first appears; averted by the end of ''Zero 4'' when he merges with the Ragnarok core.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:He was the target of a ''KillSat that levelled an entire city'']].
* NotSoDifferent: He tried to invoke this on Zero in the final game, as he tries to convince Zero that killing him would be stooping to his level of villainy. In an unorthodox move, Zero kills him anyway, making a note at how he never considered himself a hero to begin with.
* ObviouslyEvil: Oh boy is he ever. Even before he reveals his true colors it's clear that he's bad news, so much so that everyone ''in universe'' can tell.
* OmnicidalManiac: Doesn't even ''begin'' to describe his depravity. He even admits that destroying everyone would only be a fleeting satisfaction.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Done ''twice!'']] Capcom. Stop. We get the message.
** In this case, it's a PainfulTransformation, with Weil screaming (at least in [[AllThereInTheManual Drama Tracks]]) as tubes jam into his back, spewing copious amounts of blood ([[{{Bowdlerise}} censored in International versions, of course]]), and also says something that translates from Japanese roughly to either "Do you see this pain!? YOU'D NEVER UNDERSTAND ANY OF IT!!" or "Do you understand pain such as this?!".
* PhlebotinumRebel: An extremely rare evil version -- [[spoiler:immortality allowed him to return to terrorize the world even [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat after he should have been annihilated by a]] KillSat, and even after his actual death, his regenerative powers keep him a viable threat as Model W]].
* PoweredArmor: The first time as ThePunishment for his Elf Wars fiasco, effectively making him [[spoiler:[[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortal and resentful]]]], and the second fusing himself with [[spoiler:the Ragnarok core]], which counts as his OneWingedAngel ''prior'' to the real OneWingedAngel.
** TinTyrant
* RasputinianDeath: Let's see, he is [[spoiler:caught at the epicenter of Ragnarok's cannon, survived that only with some minor damage to his body, was cut and shot at by Zero after merging with Ragnarok's core before revealing his survival, before being killed for good upon merging with Ragnarok itself, and he implies that he'll survive Ragnarok's crash. Even then, he manages to live on as [[ArtifactOfDoom Model W]] in various fragments across the globe, and was implied to have possessed Serpent, Master Albert, and Master Thomas, before meeting his (possibly) final end with Albert's destruction]].
* [[spoiler:ReactorBoss: In both forms, since he's merged with the core of the Ragnarok.]]
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Just look at his armor!
* RedEyesTakeWarning: It's unknown whether his eyes were red [[spoiler:before his cyborg transformation at the conclusion of the Elf Wars]], but they certainly were red afterwards, as [[spoiler:his disfiguration resulting from his surviving Ragnarok's bombardment of Neo Arcadia]] revealed.
* SmugSnake: Oh. My. '''GOD'''. He doesn't just lack any respect for ''ANYTHING'' (apart from Omega, for some reason), he flat out loathes everyone and everything.
* TheSociopath: One of the few villains in the franchise that could qualify. Everyone's a disposable pawn to him, and he refuses to let anything that he can't control exist.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Vile in Japanese, Weil in English (most likely [[DubNameChange deliberate]], given the fact that there was already a character prior to him named Vile). Luckily they're pronounced the same, [[MeaningfulName preserving the implications]].
* StrawNihilist: Prior to the final battle with Zero, he goes into an immense rant about how justice and freedom are "worthless ideals", and even goes as far as to dismiss ideals themselves as nothing more than nonsense in his pre-battle quote.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: His second form BossFight is a TimeLimitBoss, and he has a small but effective shield that he opens when he's going to use his stronger attacks. With all that, if only he never opened that shielding, he'd be unbeatable and still be alive when the Ragnarok successfully crashes. Then again, given how sadistic he is, and the fact that he believes that he'll still make it alive as he crashes down, this is pretty much in character.
* TakeOverTheWorld: In ''Zero 3'', he succeeds in doing this. See EvilPlan above.
* TeleportSpam: First form.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: When Zero defeats Weil in the final battle, it causes the Ragnarok to blow up, [[spoiler:taking ''[[HeroicSacrifice himself]]'' [[HeroicSacrifice (Zero) along with it]].]] If that didn't destroy Weil, then the re-entry in the atmosphere would have.
** Sadly, [[spoiler:it didn't stop Weil from returning as an ArtifactOfDoom McGuffin a hundred years later...but luckily, perhaps so did Zero as, you guessed it, Model Z.]]
* ThreeLawsCompliant: [[BigBad Weil]] attempts to use this as a self-defense from Zero, as he deems any Reploid breaking the three laws is considered a Maverick. Did it work? ''Ahahahahahaaaah...'''''No.'''
** This is actually FridgeBrilliance on several levels. Weil isn't human anymore, [[BrainUploading literally]] ''or'' figuratively, and Zero (and technically other Reploids, too) was never made with those laws in the first place (in fact, Zero's mere ''existence'' was [[spoiler:the underlying reason for [[TheVirus the original Maverick Virus]] to begin with]]). Besides, the "robots" in the series are so close to human now the lines get blurred often.
** WrongGenreSavvy: His distorted view of Reploids results in this.
* TheUnfought: In ''Zero 3''. Which makes the long-awaited fight with him in ''Zero 4'' all the more epic, climactic, and satisfying.
* UnPerson: He was so heinous that all records of him have been suppressed by Neo Arcadia, to the extent that libraries containing records of his actions have been flooded and anyone who finds out about him is declared a Maverick. Of course, this is intended to prevent anyone from doing what he did again.
* VillainBall: The Resistance would have learned too late of [[spoiler:the ColonyDrop if it weren't for the fact that Weil fired a "warning shot" from Ragnarok long ''after'' it stopped being operational]]. In other words, Weil would've actually ''succeeded'' in his plans if it weren't for that little fact. This is in character for him and his motivations, though; he doesn't want to destroy humanity, but enslave and torment it. The warning shot was to make sure everyone had enough time to leave Area Zero. [[spoiler: Naturally this backfires and Zero defeats him.]]
** His speech before the final battle implies he ''wanted'' Zero to try and stop him, just to show him that he ''couldn't''. That's all well and good, but as stated above, Weil really knows absolutely nothing about Zero.
* VillainDecay: Notably averted compared to the previous series. While Wily and Sigma got hit with this ''hard'' due to reappearing as the BigBad and getting defeated over and over in their respective series, Weil never even made an appearance until TheStinger of the second game, and the player never got to fight him until the fourth and final game [[spoiler: and he still managed to take Zero with him, killing him for good...to some extent.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Subverted -- Most of the populace in the drama tracks were heavily implied to be completely distrusting of him, so he has a plan (see EvilPlan) that could make Zero and LaResistance look bad, making him the "hero". Upon his ascension into Neo Arcadia's leader, though, he further demonstrates to the people (and Zero) how much of a monster he truly was.
* WhatIsEvil: At the end of ''Zero 4'', Weil, the human, claims that Zero, a hero, could never kill a human. Unfortunately for Weil, Zero considered himself anything '''but''' a hero. Cue boss music!
* [[spoiler:WhoWantsToLiveForever: Dr. Weil is neither human nor Reploid. The armor he's wearing is self-regenerating, preventing him from dying and aging, and, coupled with an eternal exile on the WorldHalfEmpty, is punishment for "remaking" the world in the first place. This further fueled Weil's hatred; initially, he only targeted Reploids, but after gaining control of Neo Arcadia, he does everything he can to make '''everyone''' suffer.]]
* XanatosGambit: Sets a bomb on Copy X Mk. II, allowing him to take over Neo Arcadia should Zero beat the former.
* YouMonster: Ciel in ''Zero 4'', while meditating on the nature of Weil's Operation Ragnarok, after Zero defeated Pegasolta Eclair, wonders if he could possibly still be human after all he did.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Omega''']]
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-->''Ware wa meshia nari!"'' ("I am the messiah!")
--->''Voiced by Creator/JunichiSuwabe''

During the Elf Wars, Omega was created by Weil to exterminate the Reploid race; the bulky armor and the personality/program are Weil's original creations, but [[spoiler:inside the armor is Zero's original body.]] However, he was brought down in a joint attack by X and Zero, and launched into space. At the beginning of ''Zero 3'', Omega's ship crashes to Earth, and he is used by Weil to seek out the Dark Elf as part of his plan. However, Omega is eventually destroyed by Zero. He is the only final boss in both the ''Zero'' and ''ZX'' series to have three forms.

* AGodAmI: after passing the BishonenLine, Omega declares this with the above quote, which translates to "I am the Messiah!" Justified; after all the horrors he and his creator committed, the very few who survive the ordeal started calling him the "God of Destruction". [[spoiler:Which was what Zero was originally built to be.]] Also he was designed to become a "reploid messiah"; see TheParagon below.
* AttackDrone: His arms in his first form basically serve this role.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: In his second form, his only vulnerable point is his grey middle head.
* ArtShift: That his form after crossing the BishonenLine [[spoiler:appears as a PaletteSwap of the ''Zero Series''' Zero confirms that the ArtShift is meant to be retroactive.]]
* AxCrazy: We're talking Khorne Berserker level. His sole goal is to kill and to do his master's bidding.
* BadassCape
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: For his final form, you fight him in [[spoiler:[[WhereItAllBegan the intro level in Zero 1, where Zero was sealed]],]] now WreathedInFlames. [[spoiler: This was supposedly caused by his armour's explosion.]]
* TheBerserker: Ironically, exploiting this trope is the best way to kill his third form in Zero 3. ([[spoiler:Not in ''ZX'', as it's dialed UpToEleven.]])
* {{BFG}}: Of the ArmCannon variety in his OneWingedAngel form, mimicking ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', no less.
* {{BFS}}: in both his first and second forms, although the latter of which, strangely enough, ''he doesn't even use''. This is due to the restraints imposed by the GBA's capabilities.
* BishonenLine: After, you guessed it, a OneWingedAngel. Justified; [[spoiler: His first two forms are effectively a mech that he pilots, whereas his third form is his true body, which was Zero's original body, which is naturally stronger most other robots.]]
* BonusBoss: His [[spoiler:Omega Zero]] form returns for a hidden rematch in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''. He's had [[LightningBruiser lots of time]] [[UpToEleven to improve]].
* CallBack[=/=]IronicEcho: After you beat Omega's second form, you and his remnants fall into a familiar place...[[spoiler:The same lab where Zero was sealed, wreathed in flames. And then, suddenly a PillarOfLight shines up - mimicking Zero's unsealing in ''Zero 1'' - and then Omega Zero appears from the rubble, released from the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan "seal".]]]]
* CatchPhrase: "Ware wa meshia nari!" He even says this in his BonusBoss fight in ''ZX''.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: a rare villainous example. He was well-known for his armor's massive size (dubbed the largest Reploid in existence), and no one really knows that [[spoiler:the actual body wearing it is Zero's original body.]]
* ClimaxBoss: The only unsatisfying thing about his battle that Weil was ''still alive'' at the end of the game.
* ContinuityNod: All of Omega [[spoiler:''Zero's'']] attacks are [[spoiler:Zero's own [[ThemeDeck signature attacks]] from the ''X'' series.]] Including the ''much-forgotten'' [[spoiler:Z-buster (two shots + SwordBeam) combo.]]
** And the even more forgotten [[spoiler:Zero Final from the Xtreme games.]]
* CoupDeGraceCutscene: Inverted -- [[spoiler:After you successfully deplete Omega's last form's health bar, a cutscene will appear where Zero will try to attack Omega - only for the Dark Elf to protect him and regenerate him. Then the 4 Guardians come to attack Omega some more, and the Dark Elf's curse is finally gone. Then Zero gathers a small bit of strength back for him to deliver a single slash to finish Omega off...and you can control Zero during that part.]] In short, it turns the CoupDeGraceCutscene into ZeroEffortBoss.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Evidenced by the other tropes listed here, the story depicts him as the strongest Reploid in existence. In actual battle, though (even in his OneWingedAngel), he's a real pushover. The end of his BishounenLine, [[SubvertedTrope however...]]
** YMMV on the strength of his OneWingedAngel. Unless you've powered up a great deal (which will make even the BishonenLine a pushover), his attacks can be very punishing if you screw up.
** Merely having the Shadow Dash makes him (and to a lesser extent the BishonenLine) a push over.
*** All averted in ''ZX''. His long delay time between attacks was removed entirely, so that for the entire battle, he is continuously moving at SuperSpeed and throwing out one attack after another relentlessly. Not challenging enough for you? His previously useless PillarOfLight [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield beam]] now heals him. [[OhCrap Sometimes he'll use it several times in a row.]]
** Notably, he was originally planned to be a tougher enemy that was a lot more mobile, but the GBA's limitations meant he was restricted to just sitting still in his first two forms.
* DesperationAttack: If you see [[spoiler:Omega Zero]] rush at you with [[spoiler:a low-flying dash jump]], get the ''hell'' out of the way or be subjected to a 7-hit inescapable beatdown. On Hard mode, where you can't extend your life gauge, this attack is certain death. And in the ''ZX'' rematch, he will do this ''all the time'' at random. Lovely.
* DittoFighter: [[spoiler:Omega possesses Zero's original body for his third form, and uses quite a lot of Zero's skills from the X series.]]
* TheDragon: He fits the personality of the actual Dragons in stories: Mindless monster who will demolish everything in sight, yet is very loyal to his master.
** DragonInChief: While Weil is far from helpless or incompetent (bar [[VillainBall a few moments]]), Omega serves as the focus of the Resistance's attention and the final boss for the third game and his destruction completely destroys Weil's plot for said game.
* EvilCounterpart: To Zero.
* TheFaceless: The type of which his entire face is covered by armor. If it wasn't, then the game's {{reveal}} would have even less impact.
* FanNickname: [[PhysicalGod "The God of Destruction"]]. It's also [[RedBaron used in the game.]]
* FinalBoss: In ''Zero 3''.
* FusionDance: He's the only one who can draw out the Dark Elf's full power with her fusion [[spoiler:since the Dark Elf originated from Zero's original body.]]
* GangstaStyle: [[spoiler:Omega Zero holds his gun this way.]]
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Technically, since he's completely mindless (he's simply programmed to kill, period) and having destroyed the world once.
* GiantHandsOfDoom
* GoldenSuperMode: After he absorbed the Dark Elf, his color turns yellow and he becomes more durable.
* [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe: Inverted, as it was technically not a theft. Dr. Weil received Zero's body legally from the goverment for his proposed Project Elpis in order to create a Reploid to be the perfect ruler, by using the Mother Elf's program rewriting ability to control all Reploids in the world, avoiding them becoming Mavericks. Nobody knew that Weil set up the events for the Elf Wars and fooled everyone for his world conquest.]]
* GroundPound: In his BishonenLine, mimicking [[spoiler:''X'' series Zero.]]
* HumongousMecha: And his OneWingedAngel makes him more humongous.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ware'' (see his quote above).
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Exiled One (Omega)". "Cannonball" is a secondary one, used for his [[spoiler:Omega Zero]] form.
** BossRemix: His first form's battle theme, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Omega Battle"]], of the former.
* MeaningfulName: His name means "the end", and he is his creator's instrument in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* MindManipulation[=/=]MindControlDevice: He can turn other reploids into mindless slaves (when he fused with the Dark Elf). Only reploids with virus countermeasures (Zero's are imperfect but still work, X and by extension the Guardians have the perfect countermeasures) can resist it. Dr. Weil uses him to [[spoiler:take control of all Reploids on the planet.]]
** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:He's the original body of Zero, and thus the originator of the Sigma Virus, which turns Reploids into Mavericks. In addition, the Dark Elf was originally the Mother Elf, the Anti-Sigma Virus, which was reverse-engineered from Zero's viral data inside his old body. And since X can resist the Sigma Virus due to his perfect virus countermeasures by Dr. Light, he also can resist Omega's MindManipulation. The 4 Guardians, being the extensions of X's soul, can do so as well.]]
* [[spoiler:MirrorBoss: With a twist!]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Ancient Dead Languages version. See MeaningfulName above.
* OneLetterName: Technically, [[GratuitousGreek one Greek letter name]] (Ω).
* OneWingedAngel: His second form is a gigantic 3-headed figure, and in battle, we can only see his head and upper body. [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070303135433/megaman/images/e/eb/Omega_Complete_sketches.jpg For reference.]]
* PaletteSwap: Upon absorbing the Dark Elf.
* TheParagon: According to the Official Complete Works, the Project Elpizo (Dr. Weil's project) is described as a project to make a reploid to become a perfect ruler using the power of the Mother Elf to control all the reploids in the world, avoiding them becoming Mavericks. The reploid was Omega. Of course, it's GoneHorriblyWrong.
* PersonOfMassDestruction
* PillarOfLight: [[spoiler:When Omega Zero is released and awakened, a pillar of light appears, [[CallBack mimicking Zero's resurrection from the first game]]. Then, in the last boss fight, he can use this as an attack, and also to protect himself.]]
* PoweredArmor
* PowerGlows: As [[spoiler:Omega Zero]], he glows white.
* PowerPalms: He has an opening in his hands that could fire rings of energy. [[spoiler:In his Omega Zero form,]] he also has knuckles similar to the Z-Knuckle of the fourth game (instead of a Z, he has a Ω), which is presumably used to focus his power (especially when he does the GroundPound attacks).
* RedEyesTakeWarning: As [[spoiler:Omega Zero.]]
* ReflectingLaser: One of his primary attacks in his first form.
* RoboticPsychopath: Major understatement.
* SayMyName: Before you fight his first form in the FinalBoss fight, he shouts Zero's name.
* SealedEvilInACan: If by "can" you mean "space".
** He himself is a "[[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan can]]", as the container for the Dark Elf. In an inversion, the Dark Elf's nature makes Omega the more evil one, instead of the other way around.
* {{Shoryuken}}: One of his attacks [[spoiler:as Omega Zero]].
* ShouldersOfDoom: [[OneWingedAngel Fusion]] Omega's shoulders are monstrous versions of X's and Zero's heads. Yeah.
* ShoutOut: Omega's finisher is [[StreetFighter Shun Goku Satsu]].
** It could also be a reference to [[spoiler:Zero Final from Xtreme 1 and 2.]]
** Omega's second form has different-coloured arms and white middle body. You know, there's [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} some other guy named Omega]] who has the same appearance. [[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke I mean, Omegamon.]] You probably won't get the catch easily, because Omegamon's name overseas is Omnimon.]][[/note]]
** Could also be a reference to the Hyper Slash Combo (fan nickname), which could be performed in Mega Man X 4 to 6 by rapidly performing two hits, dashing and repeating the sequence pretty much endlessly.
* SNKBoss: In {{MUGEN}} renditions, at least. [[spoiler:He comes much closer to this officially as ''ZX'''s BonusBoss. While the patterns to avoid his attacks aren't any different, they dialed up his speed and he fires off attacks at random, including his DesperationAttack and ''self-healing ability''.]]
* TheSpeechless: And every time he does speak, he only growls and rambles. Except twice after his powered armor has broken down, one his quotes above and second being confused with Dark Elf's changing into the Mother Elf.
-->''What is it Dark Elf?''
* SuperRobot: He fills all the criteria for being one, especially even more so after transforming into a even greater humongous mecha.
* SwordAndGun: His weapons in his BishonenLine.
* SwordBeam: In his BishonenLine, he can fire these after firing his buster two times. He can also fire smaller ones in midair that covers most of the screen.
* SwordPlant: One of his attacks in his first form.
* WaveMotionGun: In his second form, fired from his ArmCannon.
* WarmUpBoss: In the intro stage. Quite ironically, his first form at the end of the game fights almost identically with an extra attack, more health, and a gold PaletteSwap.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''The Eight Gentle Judges (Weil's Numbers)''']]
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Created by Dr. Weil, they were once the highest authority of the law in Neo Arcadia, leading the populace peacefully alongside X (both the original and the copy). After Dr. Weil returned, they were turned into [[KnightTemplar Knights Templar]] as the rest of the military.

* AnimalMotifs:
** Blazin' Flizzard: Frilled lizard
** Childre Inarabbita: KillerRabbit
** Deathtanz Mantisk: [[BigCreepyCrawlies Praying mantis]]
** Devilbat Schilt: BatOutOfHell
** Cubit Foxtar: {{Kitsune}}
** Tretista Kelverian: [[{{Hellhound}} Cerberus]]
** Volteel Biblio: PsychoElectricEel
* AttackDrone: Foxtar has 9 of these.
* AxCrazy: [[PsychoElectro Volteel]] is by far the most unhinged boss in the series. Well, maybe aside from Omega, that is. Mantisk isn't exactly very stable either.
** The Drama Tracks imply that their AxCrazy nature in Mega Man Zero 3 had more to do with Weil's reprogramming them. Prior to that, they were actually nice reploids (in fact, Mantisk also deliberately kept his scythearms dullened to match his reluctance to kill.)
* BadassCape: All of them have one.
* BilingualBonus: "Tretista" roughly means "three-headed" in Italian.
** "Biblio" roughly means "book" in Greek. Fitting, as his stage is in a library.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: By Dr. Weil.
* ContinuityNod[=/=][[ContinuityCameo Cameo]]: Dr. Weil summons them in ''Zero 4'' as his first form's special attack.
* DarkIsNotEvil: prior to being BrainwashedAndCrazy, Mantisk supposedly has this kind of characterization: demonic-looking both in and out of battle form, yet is a pacifist.
* DetachmentCombat: Tetrista Kelverian can deploy the [[strike:canine heads]] canines on his shoulders to attack Zero.
* DubNameChange: Devilbat was originally Hellbat.
* DumbMuscle: Kelverian shows some traits of this.
* EvilLaugh: After being brainwashed/reprogrammed by Weil, they start abusing this to a varying degree.
* FireIceLightning: A set of two for each element, plus a fourth pair for the non-elemental. It's the ''Zero'' tradition, after all...
** AnIcePerson: Childre and Le Cactank.
** NonElemental: Mantisk and Kelverian.
** PlayingWithFire: Flizard and Foxtar.
** ShockAndAwe: Schilt and Volteel.
* GratuitousGerman: Deathtanz Mantisk, with ''tanz'' being German word for ''dance''.
* FaceHeelTurn: Enforced by Dr. Weil's reprogramming.
* HisaoEgawa: Voices Tretista Kelverian.
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Glacier le Cactank in particular.
-->''Has the legendary hero stooped to thievery? How deplorable. As king of the Snow Plains, I do hereby judge your crime.''
-->(cue OneWingedAngel)
-->''I, Glacier Le Cactank, of Weil's Numbers, have reached a verdict. The punishment for thievery is death!''
* LargeAndInCharge: According to his ranking, Chief Judge, Kelverian.
* LightIsNotGood: After Dr.Weil's return, see ManInWhite.
* LukeIAmYourFather: According to the Drama Track ''Vile Incident: Eden Dome: It's Sin And Rebirth'', their creator was none other than Dr. Weil, which also explained why they simply exiled Omega to space rather than executing/retiring him.
* ManInWhite: In their humanoid forms.
* MartialPacifist: Mantisk, prior to being BrainwashedAndCrazy, was this, despite working as an executioner. He always hoped that all the lives he takes are a result of a right, fair judgement.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''Death'''tanz Mantisk, '''Devil'''bat Schilt.
* OneWingedAngel: ''All'' of them can do it, via a TransformationSequence.
* PowerCopying
** Blazin' Flizard: [[SpreadShot Burst Shot]] and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]
** Childre Inarabbita: [[SwordBeam Throw Blade]] and [[AnIcePerson Ice]]
** Devilbat Schilt: [[SwordPlant Saber Smash]] and [[ShockAndAwe Thunder]]
** Deathtanz Mantisk: [[DeathOfAThousandCuts 1000 Slash]] and Light
** Cubit Foxtar: [[DeathFromAbove Soul Launcher]] and DoubleJump
** Glacier le Cactank: [[OrbitingParticleShield Orbit Shield]] and Spike
** Volteel Biblio: [[SpreadShot V-Shot]] and [[{{Intangibility}} Shadow Dash]]
** Tetrista Kelverian: [[DeadlyLunge Gale Attack]] and Absorber
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* RousseauWasRight: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the drama tracks]], the Eight Gentle Judges were quite fair and benevolent until Weil came along; see BrainwashedAndCrazy above.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Listing all the variations would take too long. Just play it safe with the official English.
* TeleportSpam: Devilbat Schilt.
* WeaponOfChoice: Technically speaking...
** Deathtanz Mantisk: SinisterScythe
** Glacier le Cactank: EpicFlail
** Blazin' Flizard: PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Craft''']]
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-->''One person can't change the world. Heroes are a thing of the past...''
--->''Voiced by KentaMiyake''

With the death of Omega and the Guardians, Craft steps up as the new general of Weil's army. He only joined so that he can protect Neige, and sees heroes as "a thing of the past". He personally leads "Operation Ragnarok", with the 8 Einherjar Warriors under his command. Their plan is to obliterate all life outside Neo Arcadia in order to discourage the escaping citizens. [[spoiler:He later rebels against Weil, firing the [[KillSat Ragnarok satellite]] at Neo Arcadia, but was defeated by Zero before firing for a second time. Zero tells Craft that the two of them may be Reploids used for war, but they must place their trust in the people they believed in (X and Ciel in Zero's case) and let them be responsible for "changing the world."]]

* AllEncompassingMantle: In his first appearance.
* AMillionIsAStatistic: [[spoiler:He fired the Ragnarok at Neo Arcadia, trying to kill Dr. Weil. The attack, according to the manual, claimed 20,000,000 deaths of innocents. Yet the intended target ironically survives.]]
* {{Antivillain}}
* {{BFG}}: Which is nearly as large as he is, with a WaveMotionGun and a [[{{BFS}} big]] [[BayonetYa bayonet]] that can be launched.
* ConfusionFu: Fights with a very unorthodox attack pattern than can be hard to react to. It rather places his "commando"-like motif into perspective.
* TheDragon
** [[spoiler:BastardUnderstudy: Not inherently evil, however; he only turned against Weil out of love for Neige.]]
** DragonWithAnAgenda
** DragonInChief: As the field leader of the Operation Ragnarok, he gets more exposure and gives more direct threat than Weil himself (though he makes up for it in the last parts of the game).
** NobleTopEnforcer
* FingerlessGloves
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroesWantRedheads: He wants Neige. Although he just thinks that he's a hero.
* HonorBeforeReason: Inverted. According to Neige, Craft used to be a warrior that went by his own code, before being convinced that living under Dr. Weil's rule is better than being killed by Weil for defiance.
** ShootTheDog
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He's considerably taller than Neige.
* ILetYouWin: Zero believes that Craft held himself back when they first fought. [[{{Subverted}} Turns out]], he wasn't...well, take his own word for it anyway.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Neige, at least in the past.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Not acknowledged in-canon, but the fact is, there are ''very'' few people worth putting faith in, if the personalities of the caravaners and their BrokenAesop are any indication.
* LaserSight: Before he fires his WaveMotionGun, he'll aim it at your head with one. When you dash, the laser sight goes past you, and so does the WaveMotionGun itself, but you have to time your dash in order to avoid it.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Kraft".
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: After being talked out of working under Dr. Weil by Neige, he [[spoiler:destroys Neo Arcadia using Ragnarok, claiming thousands of lives, trying to take down Dr. Weil.]] Dr. Weil even lampshades this by stating "Turned by the sweet words of a woman!" when he was betrayed.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: His FinishingMove, fired from above, which has the possibility to hit the entire screen, with very few openings for dodging.
** Even better, he lifts himself into the air by ''firing his WaveMotionGun into the ground.'' [[YouFailPhysicsForever And flies in the same direction as the blast.]]
* MoralityPet: Neige.
* RecursiveAmmo: One of his attacks involves throwing a bomb that splits into 6 and scatters away.
* RoboShip: {{invoked}} With Neige.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Kraft" in the Japanese version, which in German means [[MeaningfulName "power" and "strength"]]. In America, on the other hand, it's associated with a brand of cheese, so this one was probably for the better.
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: He can phase through Zero while doing this.
* WakeUpCallBoss: At least when compared to the 4 main bosses (and 2 intro bosses, if you really want to count it) you have to beat before him. He has many nasty attacks, a quick dash, and 3 bars of health. Even in his second fight, where you've got most of the useful techniques, he still proves to be a real threat.
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[[folder:'''Einherjar Eight Warriors''']]
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The local QuirkyMinibossSquad of ''Zero 4'' and Craft's EliteMooks. Assigned by Dr. Weil to attack Area Zero.

* AnimalMotifs: excluding Mandrago and Titanion, we have...
** BigBadassWolf: Fenri Lunaedge.
** EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Tech Kraken, although he isn't actually squishy...
** FeatheredFiend: Popla Cocapetri
** ALoadOfBull: Mino Magnus.
** {{Pegasus}}: Pegasolta Eclair
** TurtlePower: Heat Genblem.
* AnAxeToGrind: Again, Mino Magnus.
* AxCrazy: Sol Titanion.
** Her FreudianExcuse also ends up becoming extremely ironic in terms of who she's serving, as the reason she's AxCrazy was because a scouting unit commissioned by Dr. Weil basically invaded the artificial sun she and a twin of hers was maintaining and killed her twin, causing her to go mad and destroy them to avenge her twin.
* AvengingTheVillain: Tech Kraken, trying to avenge Phantom. Interestingly, neither of them are fully "villains". He even encourages Zero to stop Weil after his second defeat.
** RevengeBeforeReason
* BeamSpam: Heat Genblem uses a ridiculously long lasting beam cannon which he fires while spinning. Even his stage is a Particle Beam cannon, and reminiscent of Quick Man's stage from ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'', minus the OneHitKill beams, though there are still beams a-plenty.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Fenri again.
** Also Pegasolta Eclair.
* CorridorCubbyholeRun: Genblem's stage.
* DetachmentCombat: Magnaxe can split into five parts, four of which are used to attack Zero.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Fenri can create clones of himself made of ice.
* TheDragon: Heat Genblem, the most loyal to Craft.
* ElementalPowers
** Fenri Lunaedge: [[AnIcePerson Ice]]
** Mino Magnus: [[ExtraOreDinary Metal]], though functionally, it's Lightning.
** Popla Cocapetri: [[TimeMaster Time]]
*** In-game, NonElemental.
** Noble Mandrago: [[GreenThumb Nature]], well, really, nanomachines simulating nature.
*** NonElemental in-game.
** Sol Titanion: [[KillItWithFire Fire]]
** Pegasolta Eclair: [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]]
** Tech Kraken: [[MakingASplash Water]][=/=][[AnIcePerson Ice]]
** Heat Genblem: [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: most of Titanion's attacks.
** Also Genblem with his infamous spinning laser beam attack.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Pegasolta Eclair claims that the un-beautiful things shall go down.
* FlunkyBoss: Mandrago can fire seeds to the soil around the boss room that will grow into either flowers that can shoot bullets or venus flytraps that can snare you. She can also summon [[BeeBeeGun bees]] by firing some brown goo (possibly honey-like) at you.
** Also Cocapetri, who apparently can lay down robotic eggs which can run around, trying to hurt you.
* TheFourGods: Heat Genblem is loosely named after Xuán Wǔ/Genbu, the turtle.
** He's less loosely based off of [[StreetFighter Ryu]] and {{Gamera}}.
* HairTriggerTemper: Cocapetri
* HealingFactor: Mandrago is able to heal a small amount of her health, if you play in the right weather.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** TetsuyaKakihara: Fenri Lunaedge.
** SakiNakajima: Sol Titanion.
* HotBlooded: Fenri, despite being an ice boss. The voice helps a lot, considering he's [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]...[[note]]Or, rather, another ice-elemental character with the same voice, [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Jin Kisaragi]].[[/note]]
* HulkSpeak: Mino Magnus combines this with a VerbalTic, in this case a roar of "[[{{Kiai}} Ndooooooh!]]".
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Genblem.
* TheMaze: The first half of Kraken's level.
* {{Mook}}: Zero refers to them as such.
* NorseMythology: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einherjar einherjar]] are those that have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries. They prepare daily for the events of Ragnarök, when they will advance for an immense battle.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Sol Titanion, a robotic version.
* PerfectPlayAI: Genblem.
* PlayfulHacker: Cocapetri.
* PowerCopying
** Popla Cocapetri: [[TimeStandsStill Time Stopper]]
** Mino Magnus: Tractor Shot
** Sol Titanion: [[SpreadShot Burning Shot]]
** Tech Kraken: [[DeathOfAThousandCuts Ice Javelin]]
** Noble Mandrago: [[SwordPlant Sky Chaser]]
** Pegasolta Eclair: Thunder Stab
** Heat Genblem: [[{{Shoryuken}} Flame Fang]]
** Fenri Lunaedge: [[SwordBeam Ice Blade]]
* PsychoPrototype: Fenri Lunaedge, according to the [[AllThereInTheManual Mega Man Zero Official Complete Works]], was supposed to be a fusion between a reploid and a prototype Cyber Elf, but the fusion as well as a glitch within the Cyber Elf's programming...well, drove him rabid.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* RollingAttack: One of Fenri's attacks.
* SmugSnake: Pegasolta Eclair is so vain and proud of his "beauty". Also, in-game, almost whenever he floats, he has a tendency to quickly fly upward everytime you try to land a hit. Annoying? Right.
* SpeechImpediment: Magnus talks really, ''really'' slowly. Throughout the entire game, nobody (including his allies) has the patience to let him finish a thought. Also, while Zero typically remains silent during a stage boss's pre-fight speech, he will cut Magnus off.
* TakenForGranite: Cocapetri's signature attack, considering he's a cockatrice.
** TimeStandsStill: Not explicitly stopping time, but his ultimate move includes "petrifying" all the stage (as the whole stage turns grey). Zero's EX Skill from him, Time Stopper, also qualifies.
* ThisIsADrill: Mandrago's "feet" are actually a drill split in two.
* WeatherControlMachine: Pegasolta Eclair's mission has Zero disabling this. Titanion is an arguable case, with an artificial sun.
* WorthyOpponent: in the end, Kraken doesn't want anymore revenge, he just wants to see the power that defeated Phantom.
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[[folder:'''Zero''']]
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-->''I won't hesitate. If an enemy appears in front of me, I will destroy it!''
-->''I made a promise to a friend...''
--->''Voiced by Creator/YuutoKazama''

The ''Zero'' series' {{backstory}} ends with the eventual ending of the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series. By the time the Zero series starts, both X and Zero are bona fide legends. However, X is nowhere to be seen (for reasons revealed in ''Zero 2''), and Zero is found in an underground laboratory, nonfunctional and lacking in weaponry, memories, or indeed arms. At first, Zero seems to be a loner, more distant than he ever was in ''X'', but over the course of the series, he comes to define himself as a soldier who fights to protect people he believes in. Which pretty much means Ciel. [[spoiler:Zero dies following the final battle of ''Zero 4'' staying aboard the space station ''Ragnarok'' as it crashes to earth.]]

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* AbortedArc: For a series ''about'' Zero, they eschewed his entire {{backstory}} [[spoiler:regarding [[VideoGame/MegaMan Dr. Wily]]]] in favor of a new one.
** Averted to a degree as well: [[spoiler:Zero's story involving Wily had already had come to a close after he chose to seal himself away to get rid of the virus, and he came back with a brand new body built by Ciel's ancestor. Not to mention, any at all connections to Wily, including Sigma, were either wiped clean by the Elf Wars, or Zero's complete amnesia from being woken up by Ciel.]]
[[Characters/MegaManZeroProtagonists Protagonists]]
* AdaptationalWimp: in the manga.
[[Characters/MegaManZeroAllies Allies]]
* AmbidextrousSprite: Averted in ''Zero 4''; when Zero switches sides while he's hanging from something with his Z-Knuckle, we can see him switching his hand. Played straight almost everywhere else.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Zero suffers this in the transition between the ''X'' series and this series. While he stays a hero in between both series, his memory was lost during hibernation, including one crucial detail: [[spoiler:that the body he was inhabiting was a duplicate.]]
* AmnesiacHero
* AntiAntiChrist: One of the biggest examples.
** MessianicArchetype: Ultimately becomes this by the time the series ends.
* AntiHero: Of the GoodIsNotNice kind.
* TheAtoner: Basically what he's been doing throughout his entire life. Especially when he finally learns that, even after [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sigma's demise]], [[spoiler:TheVirus remained a threat because traces of it remained in his original body, being spread wherever he went.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: The [[PaletteSwap Proto Form]], the reward for beating ''Zero 2''. It not only makes Zero a GlassCannon, but it disables the upgrades the players have made to their weapons (eg. the Z-saber's combo). Hard Mode forces you to use it.
* {{Badass}}: Zero [[Pantheon/{{Combat}} naturally]] takes this [[UpToEleven even further]].
** BadassCreed: "I'll do what you want...Rest for a while. I will handle it, you can count on me. I won't stop! If an enemy appears...I'll terminate it."
*** WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Which [[MeaningfulEcho evolves]] into ''[[FinalSpeech this]]'':
--->"I never cared about justice, and I don't recall ever calling myself a hero. I've always only fought for the people I believe in. I won't hesitate...If an enemy appears in front of me, I ''will'' destroy it!"
** BadassLongrobe: ''Z2'' intro stage.
*** TheCoatsAreOff: Right after that.
** OneManArmy: It's a surprise that LaResistance (mostly made up of civilian Reploids) managed to survive Neo Arcadia's persecution until Ciel found Zero. In ''Zero 4'', it's played ''very literally.''
** SealedBadassInACan
** UnderestimatingBadassery: Most of the bosses mock Zero's "Legendary Hero" status and the fact that he was out of commission for about 100 years since the ''X'' era. How wrong they are.
* BagOfSpilling:
** Actually justified in between ''Zero 1'' and ''Zero 2'' due to battling nonstop for a year; his weapons are damaged, and in particular, the Triple Rod got totaled. There's no excuse for him forgetting his learned techniques for the next game, however. Oh, and he tends not to keep any of the Cyber Elves and game-exclusive upgrades (like Forms or Body Chips) between games.
** Zero puts himself to sleep at the end of VideoGame/MegaManX to fully eliminate The Virus. 100 years later, he is violently woken by a scientist under attack by mooks, so his restoration is incomplete and he needs to remember his previous skills with the weapons.
** Played literally and justified in the second game. After travelling the wastelands for a year, Zero's weapons are damaged (one, the Triple Rod, was even beyond repair), and when Zero returns to the La Resistance base, his weapons are restored (the Triple Rod was replaced), but he has to level them up again.
** Thankfully averted from ''Zero 3'' onwards. Your weapons already start at full power, saving the tediousness of leveling them up.
* TheBerserker: His Z-Saber encourages you to use this fighting style, dashing forward and getting into the face of the enemy and chopping him half without stopping. If you have good reflexes, it's extremely effective.
* BigDamnHeroes: Zero himself at the opening of ''Zero 4'', to the Human Caravan.
* BringMyRedJacket: He's all red-themed (when not in the PaletteSwap modifications, that is), and we all know his HeroicSacrifice tendencies. And with the {{Nintendo Hard}}ness of the game, expect him to die a lot in the stages.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: His Z-Knuckle is a Z-shaped imprint on his palm, in which a special chip is inserted, allowing him to take the enemy's weapons.
* BuildingSwing: With his Chain Rod in ''Zero 2''.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Somewhat inverted in that his character becomes much blanker, though he does get better slowly. This is likely a combination of whatever emotional damage he got from the GreatOffscreenWar and his IdentityAmnesia.
* ChargedAttack: A series standard.
** {{Handwave}}d by WordOfGod claiming that X installed the technology that controlled his own ArmCannon to the saber before giving it back to Zero. This explains why the Rods and the Shield Boomerang can charge (they're all variants of the saber), but no such explanation for the Z-Knuckle.
* ChasteHero[=/=]ObliviousToLove: Arguably, if Ciel's care for Zero can be interpreted as "love".
* ChickMagnet
* [[spoiler:CloningBlues: It's revealed that the body he inhabits is a copy. Zero doesn't give a damn about it and cuts down the doppelganger inhabiting his original body without hesitation, deciding that it's the mind that matters, not the body.]]
* ContinuityNod: Zero's [[PaletteSwap Proto Form]] is a nod to his [[InfinityPlusOneSword infinity plus one armor]] from ''X'', the Black/Zero Armor, minus the silver hair. In addition, its stats mimic that of the ''X8'' version of the armor. Reversed, because ''X8'' came out after the Proto Form's debut in ''Z2'' and reappearance in ''Z3.''
** Plus, [[spoiler:when Zero died in ''X5'']], all X found was his sword. Guess who gave Zero his signature weapon back?
** Another one of Zero's Forms (see PaletteSwap below) is the '''X''' form. Guess what color is this form based on, as well as what weapon it specializes in? Possibly a MythologyGag as well.
* CoolHelmet
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkKmHWVH30k commercial]] says it all.
* {{Determinator}}: He fights nonstop between the events of the first and second games. Just in case you were wondering, that's a whole year in-universe.
* DeusExitMachina: After locating the new body Zero's previously stolen mind has been moved into, X awakens him to help fight the final battle and end the Elf Wars. Zero gets sealed again after that because he is tired of fighting.
* DoNotRunWithAGun: Averted with Zero's Z-Saber, as the game mechanic makes it more versatile to use, and also his buster. Played stright with the Rod weapons and the Z-Knuckle, however.
* DoubleJump: Though one of Zero's signature abilities from the ''X'' series, it doesn't make a return until ''Z3'', and even then, it's not something Zero can learn as an innate skill. You need to equip different items to use the ability.
* ElementalPunch: Zero can load elemental chips to his weapons, and their charged attacks become elemental.
* [[spoiler:EvilKnockoff[=/=]EnemyWithout]]: ''Inverted''.
* EvolvingWeapon[=/=][[EvolvingAttack Attack]]: In the first two games, using Zero's weapons a set number of times allows him to learn additional skills with them.
* FakeUltimateHero: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] throughout the series, ending with a subversion.
* FamedInStory: He is well-known as a Maverick Hunter even a hundred years after he went missing, and the reactions of who he meets differ depend on which side of the war they're on, with the Resistance and Ciel viewing him as their resurrected savior, and Neo Arcadia viewing him as a FallenHero who now works for terrorists.
* FanNickname: "The Red Ripper," as a counterpart to the typical nickname of ''Mega Man'' protagonists. "The Crimson Warrior," as a follow up to his popular X series title as "The Crimson Hunter."
* FingerlessGloves: Well, his hands only look like he's wearing these.
* ForcedToWatch: [[spoiler:he catches up to Elpizo while X's body (the seal of the Dark Elf) is still intact. However, Elpizo shoots a beam that paralyzes Zero, leaving the former to destroy X's body while Zero helplessly watches on.]]
* GameplayGuidedAmnesia: He woke up with almost no memory of his past. Since he's been asleep for 100 years, this doesn't make much difference to the plot the real point is to explain why the "legendary hero" has skill level 1 with his own sword. (It also conveniently allows the X games to continue without affecting what Zero should remember later on.) Zero 2 and 3 get better mileage out of the amnesia by "revealing" things that Zero was actually around for in the past.
* GlassCannon: Zero using his Proto Form and Junk Armor from ''Zero 2'' and ''4'', respectively, doubles the damage he deals AND receives.
* GoodIsNotNice: Type 3 [[note]]He's more interested in his duties than being nice[[/note]].
* GoshDangItToHeck: "Rats!"
* GuestFighter: In ''OnimushaBladeWarriors''.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: At the end of the series.]]
** [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
** [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody: All that remained is [[DeadHatShot a broken helmet]], and it's not even stated if they found ''that'' either...]]
** [[spoiler:WordOfGod once mentioned he was DEAD and the series was over. However the Complete Works book mention Zero's fate was unknown.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Neo Arcadia established to its citizens that Zero and LaResistance are nothing but extremists. This is an important plot point in ''Zero 4'', with human refugees not appreciating the helping hand given to them, [[spoiler:at least until after halfway through the game; they then realized that Zero was indeed fighting for the greater good of everyone.]]
* HoldingYourShoulderMeansInjury: Zero does this when at a critically low level of health. He also does this in the intro stage of the second game regardless of how much health he has, showing the toll one year of non-stop fighting and WalkingTheEarth has exacted.
* HumansAreBastards[=/=]HumansAreSpecial: Played with. In ''Zero 4'', he condemns humans fleeing from Weil's iron fist as cowardly beings who would do nothing about their refugee leader getting kidnapped just to avoid another war. However, he also thinks that, as a machine designed solely to wage war, he cannot change the world, but instead believes in the humans who can. In the end, he believes that HumansAreBastards, but he also believes that they can change for the better and then change the world. In short, it comes as a {{Reconstruction}}.
* HumbleHero: Evident in his WorldOfCardboardSpeech above. In addition, he doesn't think a battle Reploid like him would change the world, he instead fights for those who he believes are able to do so.
* IAmWho: He's lost his memory of the X series — everyone tells him that he's a "legendary Reploid" and he just has to take their word for it. Also see the LockedOutOfTheLoop entry below.
* IdentityAmnesia: At the start of the series, he doesn't seem too sure that he's the legendary Zero everybody thought of him as.
* ImNotAHeroIm: One of his most prominent traits. See also his WorldOfCardboardSpeech above.
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:It is ''Zero'', who was the creation of ''Dr. Wily'', to establish the dream of Dr. Light, his creator's nemesis, to bring peace between robots and humans]].
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ore''.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Averted; in ''Zero 1'' and ''Zero 2'', Zero's Z-saber is roughly shaped like a katana, but this is merely a matter of simplistic sprites. Box art has always depicted it as the triangular shape that has since become [[IconicItem synonymous]] with Zero in this series.
* KubrickStare: In almost all of the official arts.
* LaserBlade: Z-Saber, as well as laser [[BladeOnAStick spears]], [[AttackReflector bullet-reflector]] [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shields]] [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks that can double as a]] [[BoomerangComeback boomerang]], [[VariableLengthChain whips]], and [[DualTonfas tonfas]].
* LateToTheTragedy: In the second game, arriving at Neo Arcadia only to find every Resistance soldier involved in the Operation Righteous Strike dead (with the exception of one).
* LegendaryInTheSequel: Although he only knew glimpses of it from the comments of the people around him.
* LifeDrain: One of his [[PowerCopying EX-Skills]] in ''Zero 2'' is this, using the Chain Rod.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Not only Weil, but also X know about [[spoiler:the [[TomatoInTheMirror relationship]] between Zero and Omega]], with X blatantly not telling Zero about it up until Weil himself let the secret out.
** The Guardians, especially [[BonusBoss Phantom]], are implied to know about it as well, considering [[spoiler:they're not at all surprised when they saw ''two'' Zeros in the ending, and also knowing ''which'' Zero to attack.]] One of the drama tracks seems to clear it up -- Phantom found out in Cyberspace; Leviathan and Fefnir had a NearDeathExperience in which they met Phantom and X. X gave them one final order to stop Omega, presumably giving them a heads up.
* MagikarpPower: Zero's weapons in the first two games apply, as well as the "Mimic elf" in the fourth.
* MeaningfulName: As well as everything that has been stated about his name in the X series, Zero's name becomes amazingly apt once Dr. Weil attempts to stop Zero from harming him by reminding the Reploid about the laws against hurting a human. Weil forgot about the Zeroth Law...
* MultiformBalance: the Forms, vaguely.
** MasterOfNone: '''[[color:red:Normal]]''', literally, since it doesn't have a specialty unlike the other Forms.
** FragileSpeedster: '''[[color:orange:Active]]'''
** MightyGlacier: '''[[color:yellow:Energy]]''' and '''[[color:purple:Power]]''', defense- (on health, specifically) and offense-oriented, respectively.
** StoneWall: '''[[color:green:Defense]]''' and '''[[color:pink:Erase]]''', although the latter can still dish out damage.
** GlassCannon: '''Proto'''
** LightningBruiser: '''[[color:silver:Rise]]''' and '''[[color:blue:X]]'''
** SuperMode: '''[[color:crimson:Ultimate]]'''
* MultiMeleeMaster: Although he also [[TheMusketeer has a gun]]. See also the SwissArmyWeapon below.
* MultiRangedMaster: Can use a gun (several, in fact, in ''Zero 4'') and a [[BattleBoomerang Boomerang]].
* MusicalNod: Zero's {{badass}} {{leitmotif}} from ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}1'' comes back in ''Zero 1'''s intro.
* MutuallyExclusivePowerups: Only one of his Buster EX-Skills can be active at a time.
* MyHeroZero: Ciel couldn't have said it better herself.
* NoSocialSkills: One LowerDeckEpisode highlights how clueless Zero can be in matters outside battle, although knowing him, this is justified.
* OhCrap: The possibility of facing the Einherjar Warriors ''all together'' (which, unfortunately, didn't happen) is one of the few times in the series that Zero had this reaction (subtle, yes, but a reaction nonetheless).
** He also had this reaction when faced with the possibility of fighting all three remaining Guardians at the end of ''Zero 1''.
** Yet [[RuleOfThree another time]] is when he realizes that [[spoiler:he can't stop Omega's missile [[RidingTheBomb while riding it]]]] and is about to take an [=ICBM=] to the face. Note that these reactions never seem to rise above the level of AlertnessBlink.
* OneBulletAtATime: 3 bullets, to be exact. Through different means in each games, the number of shots can be upgraded to 4-5 shots.
* TheOtherDarrin: Creator/YuutoKazama is his consistent voice actor in this series, but it's different from any of the ones from the ''X'' series. Easily justifiable when you're a robot in a new body, though.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: ...but he gets much, much better.
* PaletteSwap: Hard and Ultimate Modes clothe Zero in black and deep crimson colors, respectively. The Forms system (and the Body section of its successor, the Customisation Chips) gives him even more colors.
* PerpetualFrowner: He never smiles. At all.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:He was designed to be one, by [[VideoGame/MegaMan Dr. Wily]]. But after his HeelFaceTurn, what he does isn't much different...]]
* PhraseCatcher: "You ''are'' Zero."
* PietaPlagiarism: In the ''Zero 1'' intro level, Zero and Ciel go through the level until they find a dead end. Then the floor under Ciel crumbles and then she falls down. Zero saves her by doing the pose.
* PillarOfLight: When he's resurrected in the first game, this happens.
* PowersAsPrograms: In order for Zero to use his EX skills, he must "activate" them on the menu first. A more literal take on this would be the Custom Chips from ''Zero 3'' beyond.
* PowerCopying: The EX techs from ''X4'' onwards are back starting in ''Zero 2'', and the [[PowerPalms Z-knuckle]] [[ExclusiveEnemyEquipment rips weapons off]] {{Mooks}}, although some of them can survive even after the weapon is stolen.
** ''Zero 3'' also takes it further by having Zero obtain custom chips that grant him innate non-combat abilities from other Bosses.
* PunchClockHero: What he does all the time is just fighting for the people he believe in; he never considers himself a hero. See also his WorldOfCardboardSpeech above.
* RapunzelHair: Yep, still there.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: You'd never know from his looks (what with being ageless and all), but he's arguably the oldest functioning robot in existence.
* RedIsHeroic
* ResurrectionSickness: Or as Ciel puts it, "hibernation sickness". It gave him IdentityAmnesia.
* RidingTheBomb: In ''Zero 3'', he's going to stop a missile containing Omega from launching into a city block containing the Mother Elf. However, as he approaches the missile, it starts to fly off. Zero's next solution? Ride on it and then destroy it from inside.
* SecretCharacter: In VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos.
* SetBonus: The Junk Armor in ''Zero 4'' will only show its effect ([[GlassCannon doubling the damage Zero deals and takes]]) when you equip all three of the separate parts.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Being amnesiac aside, he has seen many tragedies in the past. Now, he seems to care only about missions, and is frequently [[TheStoic emotionless]].
* ShootTheDog: In the final battle, Weil boasts how a heroic Reploid like Zero would be incapable of killing a human. This is in spite of Zero calling him a Maverick that needed putting down in the previous game, and how Zero ''just'' tried to kill him. Weil just doesn't get it. So Zero gives him his best speech, and does to him what should have been done a century ago.
* ShutUpHannibal: After Weil's gloating in ''Zero 3'':
---> You're right, I don't understand that feeling. To me, you just look like another Maverick.
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: In ''Zero 3'', a female Resistance member gives Zero what awfully sounds like a kiss (*SMOOCH*) as a thank you for rescuing her in the previous games. Zero's E-crystal count goes up (complete with a suspicious sound). Made worse by her finishing remark:
--> Don't tell Ciel about that, OK? Human girls get angry over little things like that.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: In the artworks, it's shown that his [[AttackReflector Shield Boomerang]] is actually the Z-Saber spinning really fast.
* TheStoic: Oh so much. Even in the drama tracks (see LowerDeckEpisode below), he can't talk about anything other than things about his missions.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Zero's saber can be a razor [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]] (doubling as a [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang boomerang]]), a pogo [[BladeOnAStick spear]], a [[WhipItGood whip]]/[[GrapplingHookPistol hookshot]], [[DualTonfas tonfas]], and a ''gun magazine''. Really?
** As seen in the minigames, Zero's Z-knuckle is capable of a lot of things, [[PowerCopying depending on the weapon it stole]].
* SwordAndGun: Zero replaces his old body's Z-Buster with Milan's Buster Shot gun.
* ThreeStrikeCombo: The basic skill for the Z-Saber.
* UtilityWeapon: the three Rod weapons all have secondary functions aside from dealing damage: the Triple Rod can be a pogo stick, the Chain Rod is, of course, a GrapplingHookPistol, and the Recoil Rod can [[SpringJump boost Zero's jump]] as well as move/destroy certain blocks.
* WalkingTheEarth: From the end of ''Zero 1'' to the beginning of ''Zero 2''.
** Key members of the LaResistance join him in ''Zero 4'', although they weren't exactly walking...
* WhatTheHellHero: in ''Zero 4'', Neige and her Caravan call him out on all his and the Resistance's actions throughout the series, up to and including bringing the war to Area Zero, even though Zero and the resistance didn't even go to Area Zero until '''Weil's troops were already approaching it.'''
** WhatTheHellTownspeople: And then Zero later calls the Caravan out for attempting to abandon [[DamselInDistress Neige when she was kidnapped.]]
** Notably, they also call him out for killing Copy X (that was really Weil who caused his death, but Zero was trying to kill him) that allowed Weil to take over Neo Arcadia. In that case, Zero didn't seem to think that part through.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: In ''Zero 2'', in the intro level, if you just stand on the first screen killing the endless stream of {{mooks}}, he'll say "This isn't fun anymore..."
* YouAreTooLate: Zero arrives at the final boss barely in time (which is an improvement over his usual tardiness; see below) to stop the destruction of the last good land on Earth...[[spoiler:but must sacrifice any chance at escape for himself.]]
** Earlier, he had many moments like this; in particular, see RidingTheBomb above.
* YouShouldntKnowThisAlready: ''ALL'' of Zero's sword skills in this series are adapted from the skills he learned in the ''X'' series. Yet, thanks to his amnesia, he has to relearn them ''again''. He also totally forgot techs from ''Z2'' to ''Z3''.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: One of Zero's skills with the Chain Rod is pulling things, including enemies, towards him.
* ZerothLawRebellion: Played with copious amounts of irony via Zero's final decision in dealing with Weil. The irony here is two fold: while Zero was NOT designed to be ThreeLawsCompliant yet he CHOOSES to obey them of his free will, and in how Zero's actions are in perfect compliance with law zero. Note: The spirit of Law Zero is a threshold law with a very specific trigger (such as a mass murderer) for it to be appropiate.
** And for this instance being notable at all because Weil noted that, being a Reploid hero, Zero should protect humans like Weil, invoking ThreeLawsCompliant in the process. Of course, aside from not thinking of himself as a hero to begin with, the Law Zero allowed Zero ([[PunNotIntended oops]]) to kill such a bastard like Weil anyway.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Ciel''']]
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-->''To me, you are Zero.''
--->''Voiced by Creator/RieTanaka''

A human scientist looking into more efficient energy sources, particularly Cyber Elves, which she believes will end the war between humans and Reploids. She's also responsible for making Copy X -- [[NicejobBreakingItHero whoops.]] Ciel is the one who initially finds Zero, informs him of his legendary warrior status, and asks him for help fighting the tyranny of Copy X's Neo Arcadia. After defeating Copy X, Zero wanders off to do his own thing, but in the end, he realizes that he and Ciel need each other to accomplish their goals. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' reveals that she was the leader of the Guardians.]]

* ActualPacifist: Why do you think she's going into research involving energy?
* AngerBornOfWorry: Not anger ''per se'', but she gets into the same situation when Zero performs a very life-risking act, ''against her orders''.
* TheAtoner: This is why she formed the LaResistance in the first place, feeling guilty for the creation of the one who would persecute innocent Reploids.
* BadassPacifist: She never fights, but her accomplishments in other places firmly put her in this place. She uses her bio-augmented smarts to do many things, such as defusing a bomb that's about to hit the Resistance base, hacking into Ragnarok's security systems, and building an almost perfect copy of X. Not to mention having a whole Reploid army, and Zero in particular, under her wing.
* BigGood: As the RebelLeader whose organization is directly opposed by Neo Arcadia's forces, she's pretty much this. When original X isn't around, anyway.
* BioAugmentation: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the Official Complete Works]], she was one of the DNA altered children that Neo Arcadia made to develop better Reploids.
* BodyguardCrush: Possibly the unofficial LoveInterest for Zero. It was implicitly stated that she actually had romantic feelings for him. Plus, there's Zero's FamousLastWords, which drove some fans to such conclusions:
--->"Ciel, believe in me!"
* ChildProdigy: As a result of being genetically bred to produce better reploids, she stood out as a prodigy, and built a perfect copy of VideoGame/MegaManX at the age of nine, something that no one in the previous series was able to do.
* ClingyJealousGirl: DiscussedTrope, in which a Resistance soldier believes that ''all'' human females have the tendency to have this personality. If there's any implication, she believes '''Ciel''' is one.
* DamselInDistress: Played straight in the first, averted in every other game afterwards.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Even though she's not a playable character, she's the female lead storywise, and her actions towards peace for humans and reploids drive much of the plot.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Freesia", the vocal version of the ''Zero 4'' theme and also the ending theme, is sung by Creator/RieTanaka, who plays Ciel.
* {{Expy}}: Ciel has a very uncanny similarity, in appearances, background AND role, to Alia from the ''X'' series.
** And done recursively when Alia gets a makeover to look more like Ciel...as well as [[FanservicePack other alterations]], but that's irrelevant here.
** As a scientist who strives to achieve peace between humans and robots and whose work left its mark on the future generations, she's also quite similar to [[VideoGame/MegaMan Dr. Light]].
** Prairie in ''ZX'' is Ciel's expy, and almost definitely a character, probably [[spoiler:Alouette]], from this series as well.
* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: She was the one who discovered the original Biometal, Model W, and built 6 Biometals based on the legendary heroes to counter it. She left a message for the future people about this threat. Slightly subverted in that the "light" in question isn't necessarily good; Ciel noted that the one with the power of the Biometal can either save the world, or take over it. She hoped that the Biometal will fall into the hands of good to bring and maintain peace.
* GadgeteerGenius: She built the BigBad of the first game at the age of ''[[ImprobableAge six]]'' (or nine, depending on who you ask). Moreover, she perfectly reproduced the base prototype. By comparison, every Maverick in the previous series came about precisely because they were flawed copies of the original. By the age of 15-16, she's working on free, clean energy for everyone.
** Also, considering that she ''built'' the BigBad, she was likely also something of a WrenchWench before she moved on to energy research.
** She also created an energy system to solve the energy crisis that is not only effective but just beautiful (take a look at the reactor of the Guardian airship from ZX!), and she made Biometals to match Master Albert's, but also added the dual Mega-Merge feature. It's [[AllThereInTheManual All There In The Official Complete Works.]]
* GameplayAllyImmortality: During the ProtectionMission in ''Zero 2'', no matter how much she gets shot by the enemies around you, she won't die, though she'll still react. Getting her hit will only reduce the mission points.
* GenreBlindness: Believes that by developing a new energy source, the CIEL System, she can stop the fighting because everything that started the Reploid oppression is due to a lack of energy. Too bad we only find it out by ''the start'' of the third game - that's when Weil appears.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's blonde, kind, innocent, and motherly.
* HotScientist: Of the {{moe}} loli kind.
* InnocentBlueEyes
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Her ancestress is the creator of AllLovingHero Mother Elf. Ciel's main field of research is into energy involving cyber-elves. Do the math!
* IWillWaitForYou: Just read her TearJerker moment, adding this to the mix:
--->'''Ciel:''' [[spoiler:Zero]], you believed in us...Now it's our turn to show that your faith in us was not misplaced. Watch, [[spoiler:Zero...]] I'll make this world a better place. One where humans and Reploids can walk hand in hand, living in peace. Just come back someday...I...I believe in you!
** That's the best example. Here's one of the earliest examples:
--->'''Ciel:''' I'm happy that I could meet you...If it were not for you, everyone would be gone by now...Promise me that you will come back alive. Even if you cannot destroy Neo Arcadia, I just want you to be able to return safely.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''watashi''.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Later installments treat her connection to Copy-X as common knowledge, even though it's a late-game spoiler in the first game.
* TheLeader: Charasmatic Type [[note]] most people agree with her, she's TheHeart of LaResistance, and even Neo Arcadia's Government seems to have some respect for her[[/note]] and Levelheaded Type [[note]] she sometimes tries to prevent Zero from rushing into battle, still tries to maintain open communication channels with Neo Arcadia, and (after Z1) she was almost able to reach a pacific solution with Neo Arcadia's Government (until Weil arrived, that is)[[/note]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Labo".
** ImageSong: "L'oiseau Du Bonheur" and "Freesia".
* MissionControl: Solo during the first game, accompanied by Operators from the second onwards.
* MotherlyScientist: Cares very much about her Resistance members, and Alouette in particular, who considers Ciel her "big sis".
* NonhumanSidekick: Has one special Cyber-elf at the beginning of the series, before said elf sacrifices herself to revive Zero.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor
* OminousSavePrompt: If Ciel ever asks you if you want to save, something is about to go down (assuming it hasn't already).
* ParentalSubstitute: She's a mother figure to most of the younger LaResistance members, especially to [[spoiler:her future {{expy}}]] Alouette.
* ProtectionMission: The second mid-game mission in ''Zero 2'' contains a segment toward the end where Zero must protect Ciel as she disarms a bomb, which takes 90 seconds. The enemies coming after you two are quite weak, [[ZergRush but there are a lot of them]].
* PursuedProtagonist: At the beginning of the series; awakening Zero turns this into the DistressedDamsel scenario mentioned above.
* RapunzelHair: The length of her hair is enough on the sprites, but the official artwork depicts it as ''even longer''.
* RebelLeader
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Actually a subplot in the second game, Ciel stepping down from her position as RebelLeader in order to try to fix the energy crisis that started the war in the first place.
* SavePoint: Her purpose in the game.
* SayMyName: Ciel shouts out Zero's name ''at least'' three times. The last time she does it, it's a [[spoiler:hopeless bid for Zero to get out of Ragnarok, even though it's probably too late by that time.]]
* StayInTheKitchen: Twice, Zero refused to allow Ciel to accompany him on a mission. The first time was subverted when they reached a compromise (Ciel's expertise was ''extremely'' needed in that scenario) where Zero will use a [[WarpWhistle Transserver]] to transport her straight to the location. Justified, however, since she is a [[PunyEarthlings squishy human]] while Zero is a war machine.
* TeenGenius: Oh, yeah. Justified since she was a product of [[BioAugmentation genetic engineering]], allowing her to build a perfect copy of X ''at the age of nine''.
* [[spoiler:TenderTears: Spent the entirety of ''Zero 4's'' credits crying as Ragnarok dissipates in a shower of debris (with Zero still presumably aboard).]]
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection
* YankTheDogsChain: At the beginning of ''Zero 3'', Ciel has finally finished the CIEL System, and has sent her research to Neo Arcadia, possibly opening up a chance for peace talks...and then Weil uses that information to spark another all-out war between the two sides.
** To be specific: [[spoiler:Weil proposes to combine the C.I.E.L. system with the Dark Elf to generate enough energy at once to solve the crisis. Ciel refuses because she can't trust in the ObviouslyEvil MadScientist to handle the new technology, which is [[BatmanGambit what he was expecting her to say]]. Copy-X then promptly declares her an extremist trying to create a criminal monopoly on the energy resources and accuses Zero of being the muscle to keep her plan going. Cue three missions to prevent an AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs.]]
* YouMonster: She mentions after Zero stops Pegasolta Eclair from pouring acid rain on Area Zero that Weil's whole idea of Operation Ragnarok is so atrocious, she can't believe that he's even human.
[[/folder]]

!Allies

[[folder:'''Cerveau''']]
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-->''The world is too much for Ciel to bear alone...Take good care of her, Zero...''

The Resistance engineer. He gives Zero the Shield Boomerang and the Rod of the Week at the beginning of every game, except the fourth where he just gives him the Z-Knuckle. He also stores information disks for the player.

* {{Expy}}: his role is essentially succeeded by Fleuve of ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''.
* GadgeteerGenius
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Although in a subtle context, he performs one to [[spoiler:Harpuia]], of all people.
-->'''Cerveau:''' Oh, you're awake. How do you feel?
-->'''[[spoiler:Harpuia]]:''' Horrible. Just the thought of being helped by you makes me nauseous. Stripped of my position, and driven out of Neo Arcadia. I'm used goods...
-->'''Cerveau:''' That's not true. [[NotSoDifferent You just stood up for your beliefs, just like we do.]] You've made no mistakes.
-->'''[[spoiler:Harpuia]]:''' My beliefs...
* MeaningfulName: His name means "brain". Fitting for a genius.
* TheMedic
* OlderSidekick: to Ciel and maybe Zero [[OlderThanTheyLook (sorta)]], he's almost like a father to them, and acts like one. A GadgeteerGenius on his own, but he plays second fiddle to Ciel, assisting (but not spearheading) her research.
* ShipperOnDeck: Just look at his quote.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: looks like a bulkier version of [[ComicBook/XMen Cyclops']] own CoolShades.
** SeeThruSpecs: only in ''Zero 1''. Afterwards, it's turned into OpaqueLenses.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Mega Man X''']]
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-->''I'll leave this world to you...''
--->''Voiced by Creator/TakahiroMizushima''

[[TheHero The previous hero]] ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' is still around, but in the form of a Cyber-Elf. He returns the Z-Saber to Zero at the beginning of the first game, then shows up to be TheObiWan at random times. In the second game, it's revealed that he used his body to lock up the Dark Elf.

* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: That doesn't stop him from helping out the people he cares about, human and Reploid alike.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Not in-series, but his powerset is fairly well-known and he more or less fought the Elf Wars alone.
* BarrierMaiden: He is [[spoiler:the living seal of the Dark Elf, after all.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Zero 3'', when Zero and Ciel are trapped between the {{Mind Control}}led Resistance soldiers, all hope seems lost...until X comes from above and promptly disables the mind control of all the people in the whole building.
* BigGood
* CannotSpitItOut: See Zero's LockedOutOfTheLoop entry above. X almost tells Zero this vital piece of information, but holds himself back instead, only confirming the truth once it has already surfaced.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: His garb, see above.
* DespairEventHorizon: It's implied that he got hit with this between his series and this series, specifically in the Elf Wars in which he fought most of it alone. The original concept was that he would lose all hope for human and reploid coexistence and begin the oppression and genocide of his descendant species, since they were incapable of living peacefully with humanity (this concept became Copy-X later). Fortunately, he's still GenreSavvy enough to TakeAThirdOption, and he chose to seal what caused the war, the Dark Elf. While most of his dialogue as a Cyber-Elf is fairly normal, there are a couple times when he implies his AxCrazy[=/=]BloodKnight tendencies he's holding back, which is extremely jarring coming from a former ReluctantWarrior and poster android for IncorruptiblePurePureness. The fact it could break AllLovingHero shows how bad things really are.
* DeusExitMachina: Okay, so his physical body is busy, so no playable X, no Dr. Light capsules, whatever. He should still be able to manifest before his underlings as the acknowledged lord of Neo Arcadia and tell them to cut the crap. Copy-X's presence might have been the problem.
* EnergyBeing
* ExecutiveMeddling: Keiji Inafune originally intended for the real X to be the BigBad of the original game, but because of the ExecutiveMeddling in the ''X'' series, he was forced to change it to a copy.
* {{Expy}}: Has taken over Proto Man's role this time around. By the time the third game rolls around, he, like big brother Blues, is living on borrowed time...and probably gets the most focus he's ''ever'' gotten in a storyline. This isn't saying much.
* TheFaceless: ''Zero 2'' onwards; prior to that, he's literally, and figuratively, a ball of light.
** His sprite still has a definite face: It's just his dialogue picture that is only a glowing silhouette.
* FanNickname: "The Blue Legend" sees its share of use.
* HeroicSacrifice: Him sacrificing his body to seal the Dark Elf, and later sacrificing most of his energy to break the Resistance out of MassHypnosis.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: If his TearJerker dialogue was to be believed...in which case it would produce more tears, seeing as [[MartialPacifist it's X...]]
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: His leftover body, anyway, by Elpizo. He does that to open the seal to the Dark Elf.]]
* JapanesePronouns: Use ''boku''. [[note]]An interesting case for the real X; in his own games, he uses ''ore''. ''Boku'', in short words, is generally "weaker" than ''ore''. This adds to the implication (among other things) that his mind is broken during the Elf Wars (a catastrophic war between the ''X'' and ''Zero'' series).[[/note]]
* LegendaryInTheSequel: Most people knew X as their "legendary savior".
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Cyberelf".
* LiteralGenie: Thirty years of testing assured that he would never attack a human being. Confronted with the monster that is Weil, he takes this to the extreme, [[ThePunishment ensuring that no death will ever come to put an end to his suffering]].
* MrExposition
* TheObiWan: Right down to being a spirit.
* [[spoiler:PlotlineDeath: Seeing as fixing dead robots/reploids/whatever is entirely workable in-canon, it probably has to do with his desire to finally rest in peace. His body was also blown up in the second game.]]
* [[spoiler:ReverseMole: Arguably. He's technically a member of LaResistance, and, as the original leader of Neo Arcadia, the information he gives is invaluable to the former's cause.]] That's how much he really [[CloningBlues hates his clone.]]
-->'''X:''' I've cracked the Security system of the [[WarpWhistle Trans Server...]]Now go...Terminate that copy of me...terminate with extreme prejudice...
* RogueProtagonist: Thankfully subverted, because of the ExecutiveMeddling in the ''X'' series; he's supposed to be the BigBad, but then a copy took up the role.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Technically speaking ''again''.
* SpiritAdvisor
* SplitAtBirth: A variation -- according to the [[AllThereInTheManual Official Complete Works]], this is how the 4 Guardians came to be. [[spoiler:When X sealed the Dark Elf, the shock during the sealing split his soul into 5. 1 of them becomes the Elf-X we see in the games, while the other four (somehow) become the Guardians.]]
* TakeUpMySword: X asks Zero to continue the battle for peace. Taken literally in the first game, where X gives Zero a sword in the first Boss fight, only it was actually Zero's own Z-Saber.
** PassingTheTorch: Since Zero, as of the end of ''Z3'', [[spoiler:is the ''only'' hero left alive and Weil is still lurking around somewhere]], X decided to make it official before "finally retiring to Cyberspace."
* VirtualGhost
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''The Resistance''']]
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Not just a character, but a ''whole lot'' of characters. The characters within LaResistance are worth mentioning enough.
--->''Jaune voiced by MegumiOgata''\\
''Rouge voiced by YukaImai''\\
''Alouette voiced by Creator/RyoHirohashi (in one of the dramas)''\\
''Milan voiced by Creator/WataruTakagi''

* TheAlliance: Minor example, used to avert RememberTheNewGuy: after the damage done by Neo Arcadia's forces in the first game, the remains of Zero's allies have merged with another Resistance group (or maybe more than one), increasing their numbers drastically. [[RedshirtArmy Not that it helps.]]
* BaseOnWheels: In ''Zero 4''.
* BigEater: Hibou consumes E-crystals, possibly the Reploids' equivalent to energy foods, to no end. He is actually a hard worker, though...
** Or at least when he's trying to impress someone, or if the situation is ''serious.''
* BrattyHalfPint: Subverted with [[TheCutie Alouette]] and [[ShorterMeansSmarter Perroquiet]]. Played straight with Menart.
* BridgeBunnies: Rouge and Jaune. The LowerDeckEpisode in the third game's soundtrack reveals they are sort of RedOniBlueOni, with Rouge being serious and formal and Jaune being more relaxed.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: In ''Zero 1''.
* EmpathyDollShot: In the first game, the resistance base is stormed by Neo Arcadian Forces. While the bodies of a few resistance solders are found, if Zero enters the hallway where [[TokenMiniMoe Alouette]] is usually found, only the stuffed animal she always clutches will be lying on the ground. [[spoiler:Once the threat is taken care of, she reclaims her lost companion.]]
* {{Expy}}: [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Prairie and Fleuve]], for Ciel and Cerveau respectively.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Autruche.
* GiveMeYourInventoryItem: in ''Zero 4'', Hirondelle will ask for two S-crystals from Zero in exchange for his [[EmergencyEnergyTank Sub-Tanks]].
* GiverOfLameNames: Rouge turns out to be this in one audio drama. When pressed to give a name to the Baby Elves, she seriously proposes "CrimeAndPunishment". This gets her into an argument with the other operator (Jaune) where they accuse each other of being this.
* GratuitousEnglish: The Resistance are called "Resistance", even in Japan.
* HelloInsertNameHere: The name of ''Zero 4's'' cyber-elf, but subverted; the choices are pre-determined, and all you have to do is ask one of the members for it. Plus, due to the theme of the game, Croire ([[ArcWords Believe]] in French) is the default one.
* HopeBringer: This Resistance was made to consort any runaway reploids who were awaiting "retirement", as well as helping those in need, regardless of affiliation. However, the group itself is facing extermination from a tyrannical government, so the RebelLeader decided to find their own HopeBringer: the legendary Zero.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Andrew; he's supposedly a living ShoutOut to ''BicentennialMan''.
* JapanesePronouns: Alouette, Jaune and Rouge uses ''watashi''. Andrew uses ''washi''.
* KidSidekick: Alouette, and, to a lesser extent Perroquiet, serve this role to Ciel.
** EmpathyDollShot: Alouette's doll during Neo Arcadia's [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs raid on the Resistance Base]] in ''Zero 1''. However, it turns out that Alouette just left it behind when they were trying to evacuate.
** HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Alouette; she's as sweet and innocent as a reploid child could be.
** IconicItem: The [[GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals stuffed toy]] made especially for her by Ciel. [[spoiler:She even carries it a hundred years later, as Prairie.]]
** ShipperOnDeck: Slightly hints at supporting Zero/Ciel.
** NerdGlasses: Perroquiet, full stop. [[spoiler:''If'' he really is Fleuve, then that's just carrying it too far, and ''too long''.]]
*** GadgeteerGenius: Really, is there anyone else in LaResistance who's ''not'' a genius?
* KnowledgeBroker: Hirondelle.
* LaResistance: Well, [[CaptainObvious duh...]]
* LastBastion: The Resistance functions as this.
* LowerDeckEpisode: One portion of the [[AllThereInTheManual drama tracks]] depict Alouette's interactions with others in the LaResistance Base. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLptTm6H5CM Link here.]])
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Happens to Andrew, [[RoboticSpouse an old Reploid who married]] [[InterspeciesRomance with a human woman]] in his backstory.
* TheMedic: Rocinolle; if things are beyond her expertise, it's left to Cerveau though.
* OverlyLongGag: When the Resistance members got BrainwashedAndCrazy in ''Zero 3'', they deliver this cheesy line:
--> Inscribe it upon the world...The name of our ruler...Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil! Weil!
* PlayerHeadquarters: The Resistance Base in all of its incarnations.
* PutOnABus: Reversed in the fourth game. It's the main characters (the ones in the FiveManBand above) who are put on a bus (truck, actually), yet the rest that remained in the base are written off the script (with only Jaune getting some minor lines, and [[spoiler:when Neo Arcadia gets shot by Ragnarok, several Resistance soldiers come to aid the civilians]]).
* RamblingOldManMonologue: Andrew can lapse into this. Poor Alouette had to listen to his monologues once when all she wanted was to ask him for names for the baby elves.
* RedshirtArmy: One wonders how they ever survived without Zero.
** BodyHorror: In the introduction of the first game, several of Ciel's companions were ''[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe cut in half]]'' by Golem's lasers. Even worse in the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ca/Mmz-differences.png original versions]], with [[HighPressureBlood tons of blood spilling out.]]
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: *Most* of them are only fighting Neo Arcadia for their own survival. Aside from this, Ciel sees the group as a means to [[AllLovingHero help anyone in need]], regardless of affiliation with their enemies or gratitude (Harpuia and the Caravan, respectively).
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Despite the katakana reading for the old man Reploid's name being ''Andoryuu'' (i.e. "Andrew"), it's officially "Andre".
* TheTeam: The setup of ''Zero 4'':
** TheHero[=/=]KnightInSourArmor: Zero.
** TheLancer: Arguably Hirondelle (appearance-wise, anyway).
** TheSmartGuy: Both Cerveau and Ciel.
** TheBigGuy: Faucon, with a {{BFG}} to boot.
** TheChick[=/=]TeamMom[=/=]TheLeader: Ciel
** MissionControl: Rouge
** TagalongKid: Alouette
** TeamPet: [[EnergyBeing Croire]]
* ThemeNaming: Most of the Reploids are named after French birds. To drive the point home, Ciel ("sky") was the one who named them.
** The BridgeBunnies Rouge and Jaune are named based on their hair colors instead (''Rouge'' is red, ''Jaune'' is yellow).
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Downplayed -- The reploids in the Resistance technically rebelled from the human society in Neo Arcadia, but it's because of the Reploid-cide order of Copy-X (because of the energy crisis, but still). They're rarely hostile, either.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: Surrendering missions in the first game will lead to a passive-aggressive form of this -- namely, epic guilt trips from Ciel and the Resistance members.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Neige''']]
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-->''Thus the war of the machines began and humans can only watch...''
--->''Voiced by YukoGoto''

A main character in ''Zero 4''. She is the leader of the LaResistance neutral-analogue Caravan, aspiring to bring all humans out of Neo Arcadia and into NewEden-esque Area Zero. She is in love with Dr. Weil's new second-in-command, Craft, a fact that none of her fellow evacuees know...

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Albeit briefly, she gets this treatment after her relationship with Craft was revealed, and the Caravan believed her to be a spy. Subverted, [[spoiler:Neige luckily ''wasn't even there'' when this happened, as she had already been kidnapped by Craft at the same time as the {{reveal}}]]. Another lucky break is that [[spoiler:Zero's words finally take an impact to the Caravan, breaking them away from their neutrality, and they personally asked Zero to rescue her.]]
* BareYourMidriff
* CannotSpitItOut: None of her fellow Caravan members know of her connection to Craft, and she wasn't ready to tell them yet. As thanks for rescuing them earlier, Neige also promises to keep Zero's identity (and his "involvement" with Copy-X's death) under wraps. All those secrets were revealed later, anyway.
* DamselInDistress: Halfway through the game, Craft kidnaps her, and Zero has to rescue her. In a subversion, [[spoiler:Craft ''thinks'' that ''he's'' rescuing her as excuse for the kidnapping, [[JustifiedTrope which makes sense]], because of Operation Ragnarok.]]
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Averted. The [[AllThereInTheManual Complete Works]] state that the artists once experimented on giving her a tan, but that was dropped in the final game.
* DestinedBystander: Her role doesn't get more pronounced until her connection to Craft was revealed later mid-game. However...
** DemotedToExtra: Upon the conclusion of Craft's storyline, her role is diminished, and the spotlight returns to Zero and Ciel.
* FingerlessGloves
* IntrepidReporter: Like most of the inhabitants of Caravan, she doesn't trust Zero, but she does wish to someday interview him regarding his "legendary exploits".
** [[spoiler:IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: ''Complete Works'' reveals that post-''Zero 4'', she published a biography of said exploits.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When escaping from the prison, she tells Craft that she'd rather die with dignity than live in fear. These words led to Craft taking them to heart and [[spoiler:blowing up Neo Arcadia with Ragnarok's cannon with Weil inside it, and indirectly Weil sending Ragnarok into a ColonyDrop.]]
* PreviouslyOn: She is the narrator of the prologue of ''Zero 4'', giving an insight of human opinion of the long-running RobotWar.
* TooManyBelts: On her arms.
* WhatTheHellHero: She and most of the others at Area Zero are not afraid of reminding Zero that it's partly his fault things are as bad as they are. [[SubvertedTrope Too bad that things would be]] ''[[SubvertedTrope worse]]'' [[SubvertedTrope if he hadn't intervened.]] Maybe not worse for ''them'', but it really comes across as [[BrokenAesop them being selfish, content with letting Reploids get slaughtered in the name of human decadence.]] Thankfully, she later thinks over the words she said and apologizes to Zero later.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''The Caravan''']]
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A group of humans who escape Neo Arcadia with Neige. The prolonged {{Robot War}}s have jaded their view of Reploids. Unfortunately for them, Zero's the only one who can stop Ragnarok...

* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Amazing Technicolor Hair]]: Rafale and Brise.
* BullyingADragon: Played straight and averted. Considering that they resent Reploids for being warmongers, they spend a lot of time yelling at Zero. Rafale also makes a vow [[DramaticIrony (in Zero's presence)]] to kill the Reploid who killed X. However, he does not attempt it after realising who Zero is.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Initially, Typhon and Brise are the only ones (apart from ''maybe'' Neige) who will give Zero the time of day.
* FantasticRacism
* FreudianExcuse: Rafale tells Zero that he hasn't spoken to a Reploid (present company excluded) since his parents died in a Maverick attack. Neige notes that most of them have similar backstories.
* NeutralNoLonger: At first, they prefer to stand out of the war between the Resistance and Neo Arcadia. However, over the course of the game, upon seeing that the Resistance's goals were no different from their own (and with the help of Neige being kidnapped), the Caravan finally welcomes their help in fighting off and finally defeating the Neo Arcadian army.
* NotSoDifferent: In ''4'', most of the Caravan humans insist that the Resistance Reploids and Neo Arcadian Reploids are this, claiming that no matter what their individual goals are, in the end they're both essentially causing bloody war after bloody war, and the humans are sick of it.
* ThemeNaming: Just as most of the Resistance are named after birds, these guys are named after winds.
* UntrustingCommunity[=/=]UngratefulBastard[=s=]: They get better later on.
* WhatTheHellTownspeople: Zero really chews them out after they decided to abandon Neige after she is kidnapped by Craft, telling them that they had no reason to leave Neo Arcadia if they were always like that.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Rafale suggests that Craft "must've been a good one" for Neige to fall in love with him.
[[/folder]]

!Antagonists

[[folder:'''Copy X''']]
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-->''This is something that you and the original X could never create...Only I could do this!''
--->''Voiced by YukaImai''

The ruler of Neo Arcadia during ''Zero'' and ''Zero 3'', with the role of BigBad [[spoiler:and DiscOneFinalBoss, respectively.]] [[LateArrivalSpoiler Ciel made him]] as a supposedly perfect copy of the original X; shame she didn't do that little 30 years of ethical testing bit. X's directive was to make Neo Arcadia a paradise for humans, which he did by the simple expedient of trashing Reploids for the littlest things on the pretense of being Mavericks. Basically, X as a crazy KnightTemplar. Before beating the crap out of him, Zero informs him that he'll never be as strong as X because X had something to fight for. In ''Zero 3'', Dr. Weil builds another Copy X as a figurehead to control Neo Arcadia and the Guardians.

* ArmCannon: Of course.
* BeamSpam: In his OneWingedAngel, ''and how!''
* BerserkButton: Don't you dare call him inferior to the real deal.
* BigBad: First game.
* BetaTestBaddie: However, he thinks of himself as superior to X.
* CloningBlues
* ComputerVoice: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kx2o9RTrq8#t=0m38s His voice has flanging]] while other Reploids have human-sounding voices.
* [[spoiler:DiscOneFinalBoss]]: Assumes the [[GrandfatherClause long-running]] series "tradition" in ''Z3''.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: See ANaziByAnyOtherName.
* ElCidPloy: He himself is the ploy, and Harpuia later makes a ploy in ''his'' stead.
* EvilKnockoff: Although his creator never intended for him to be evil in the first place.
* {{Expy}}: Many fans think that Copy X's OneWingedAngel is the inspiration for [[spoiler:Lumine of ''X8'']], thanks to the fact that ''Zero 1'' was released before the game.
* FakeKing
* FakeUltimateHero: He thinks himself better than both X and Zero. Zero disagrees.
-->'''Zero''': He's not as naive as you are. That's what made him a hero.
* FantasticRacism: Him towards Reploids, even though he's one himself. Though he probably has his reasons, namely energy conservation.
* FinalBoss: In ''Zero 1''.
* FireIceLightning: He can change his elemental powers via {{Palette Swap}}s: Blue is NonElemental, Red is Fire, Light Blue/Lavender is Ice, and Green is Lightning.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: In his second form.
* HealThyself: His special ability in ''Zero 1'' (if your rank is A or S) is creating a {{pillar of light}} that will shield him as well as healing one bar of life. In ''Zero 3'', he does this regardless of your rank. [[FridgeBrilliance He must be using a Sub-Tank.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: When Copy-X put on his "civil face" to get the C.I.E.L. system, he failed because Ciel is too conscientious and discerning to fall for it. So on to plan B:
--> Copy-X: Fine. You have a-a monopoly on energy resources...
** He doesn't go checking the veracity of what he says (checking for any other energy resources), as that would ruin the whole guilt-trip. Needless to say, Copy-X rests ''his case'' that Ciel has no heart or soul, nor a sense of guilt, his only "proof positive" being simply that he failed to guilt her into submission.
* InsistentTerminology: He's a ''perfect'' copy of the legendary X. As a ''perfect'' copy, [[TautologicalTemplar he's incapable of making mistakes and every decision he makes is right]] by the virtue of being a ''perfect'' copy and shouldn't be questioned by anyone.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''boku''.
* KnightTemplar
* LarynxDissonance
* LegacyCharacter: Arguably, since he doesn't hold much of the ideals of the character he inherited his legacy from.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, The Legend".
* LightIsNotGood: Adding to his angel motif.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Noun X" version.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Let's see, he instituted various racist and genocidal policies against Reploids, supposedly for the betterment of Neo Arcadia, and yet he himself is also a Reploid as well? And later on becomes somewhat nuts upon his return? Gee, that sounds like [[AdolfHitler a certain German dictator]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII...
* NotSoSimilar: He originally was planned to be the Original X, but later in development became a robot who thought he was a perfect copy of the original. He's not, but it apparently takes Zero sometime to realize it.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Par for the course for a KnightTemplar. [[JustifiedTrope However]], that's just from the perspective of the innocent Reploids. The human populace ''does'' see him as a savior.
* OneWingedAngel: And ''how!'' Ciel must have thrown in some upgrades.
** PowerGivesYouWings: 6 wings. His first form also has many wings all over his body that [[WingsDoNothing do nothing]]. Only the ones on his back might actually be useful.
** ClippedWingAngel: Literally, after his first defeat. A better example would be [[spoiler:when he tries to transform again in the third game; it apparently triggers a booby trap planted by Weil inside him, which causes him to explode to death instead.]]
** OurAngelsAreDifferent: He takes the form of a six-wiged angel, a seraph. [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/Copy_X As the Mega Man Wiki]] points out, this sets him up against his original, who also appears in an angelic fashion, but in a much more humble manner, emphasizing Copy X's {{Pride}} and vanity.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: In both of his appearances. With the firepower he possesses, the "war" (barely counts as one until Zero arrived) against LaResistance would've been over a long time ago.
* PoweredArmor: But of course.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His ''Zero 3'' clone has blue eyes, but goes back to red when he activates his PoweredArmor.
* ReplacementGoldfish: For X. Suffice it to say it didn't work out as intended.
* RingsOfDeath: In his OneWingedAngel, that can be used to entrap Zero.
* SketchySuccessor
* SlideAttack: Strangely enough, he has this.
* SlouchOfVillainy: In ''Zero 3''.
* SpeechImpediment: He sp-speaks th-this way post-resurrection. That's p-possibly the clue that h-he CameBackWrong.
** AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: In the jaPANese verSIon of his post-resurrRECTion, he emPHAsizes strange sylLABles.
** ElectronicSpeechImpediment: When dying, he also exhibits the "dying record" form of this.
* StationaryWings: In both of his forms.
* TakingYouWithMe: Pulls this in the first game by [[LoadBearingBoss blowing up the]] [[CollapsingLair Tower you're in]] after losing.
* TokenEvilTeammate: He's the only antagonist of the first game that's a true villain. Even then, he's more of a WellIntentionedExtremist, with the caveat that how good his intentions really are is very subjective.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: The original X only summoned his armor at the beginning of a level or in the privacy of a capsule -- this guy talks smack for several sentences and THEN summons it. At no point can Zero run over and slash the hell out of him for being so stupid.
* UnwittingPawn: Copy X Mk. II tries to rehash the original copy's OneWingedAngel trick when defeated, but ends up destroyed by a planted bomb and furthering Weil's plan, even in Zero's victory; so, [[FridgeBrilliance Zero was right]], he ''is'' naive.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He's built a paradise for humans on the remains of the countless Reploids he's scrapped.
* VillainDecay: He goes from being the BigBad of Zero 1 to a [[spoiler: mid-game boss and UnwittingPawn]] in Zero 3.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Despite his many, ''many'' atrocities, the people of Neo Arcadia ''adore'' him, though, to be fair to him, he ''is'' technically doing his job to "protect humans."
** However, true to his nature, he seems to think that he gets to decide exactly what his job entails, and exactly what rules are to be enforced, to the point that he'll fulfil his duties by protecting the human civilians while betraying them by executing the innocent reploids.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''The Four Guardians''']]
When X abandoned his original body to be the seal of the Dark Elf, these four reploids were created from his DNA in order to clean up the world. They are also the generals of each of the armed forces of Neo Arcadia.

* AntiVillain: All of them were only following the orders of Copy X; none of them held real malice to the Resistance.
* BadassLongRobe: They all got one each in [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100709055609/megaman/images/thumb/0/01/Guardian_stars.png/270px-Guardian_stars.png a concept art marked as "unofficial"]] alongside X.
* BattleAura: In their DesperationAttack, if you have the A or S rank.
* BigDamnHeroes: When Omega recovers himself with the Dark Elf after Zero gets exhausted defeating his last form, all of them (minus Phantom) deal additional damage to Omega to hold him off before Zero can move for the finishing strike. [[spoiler:Apparently they also protected Zero from Omega's following explosion and died in the process, though this is AllThereInTheManual.]]
* ColorCodedCharacters: Harpuia is green, Fefnir is red, Phantom is black, and Leviathan is light blue.
** According to an interview, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen they were all going to be colored blue]] because of their connection to X, but the artist Toru Nakayama argued that giving them different colors may help emphasizing their attributes.
* FighterMageThief: Fefnir, Leviathan and Phantom respectively, while Harpuia is a balanced mix of all three.
* FireIceLightning: They cover all three of these (Fefnir to Fire, Leviathan to Ice, Harpuia to Lightning), with Phantom as a NonElemental.
* FiveBadBand: Formed one with Copy X as the BigBad and Phantom as TheDragon, Fefnir as TheBrute, Harpuia as TheEvilGenius, and Leviathan as TheDarkChick. Strangely, though, [[spoiler:the one who became the DragonAscendant later is Harpuia (to be fair, Phantom was also dead).]]
** Alternatively, Phantom can also be the EvilGenius (he's the head of the Neo Arcadian intel unit) and Harpuia is TheDragon.
* FourIsDeath: They even have the name "Shitennou" in Japan, which is commonly associated with evil teams of four.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity[=/=]YouHaveFailedMe: Due to his failure to stop Zero and retrieve the Dark Elf, and most certainly due to Weil's machinations, Harpuia, alongside a currently-comatose Fefnir and Leviathan, ends up being stripped of his rank by Copy X Mk II.
* HeroAntagonist
* KilledOffForReal: All of them eventually die before the end of the quadrilogy.
* LandSeaSky: They all also represent this, along with the armed service they represent (Fefnir for Land, Leviathan for Sea, and Harpuia for Sky), with Phantom again as the odd man out.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, the Legend", which they share with Copy X.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: They were created from X and all have unique personalities.
* OneWingedAngel: Their Armed Phenomenon forms. Phantom has one as seen in concept art, but it's never seen in game since [[spoiler:he dies before ''Zero 2''.]]
* PlotArmor: Zero defeats all of them like normal bosses, but they aren't destroyed; [[spoiler:Phantom only dies because he self-destructed, and the other three eventually die when Omega explodes.]]
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* SoulJar: Their memories and conciousness are later recreated as Biometals in the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZX ZX]]'' series.
* WorthyOpponent: All of them consider Zero as this, though Phantom's the least hyped by it.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Except for Fefnir. Yes, Harpuia and Phantom are male examples (though the former does have some woman vibes going on about him...)

::'''Sage Harpuia'''
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-->''...We, the Reploids of Neo Arcadia...We are defenders of humanity. The only justice here.''
--->''Voiced by MegumiOgata''

Called ''Kenshou'' ("Wise General") ''Harpuia'' in Japan. The Guardian of Wind. He's a military general of Neo Arcadia, commanding the Rekku Army (literally Army of the Fierce Sky), Neo Arcadia's military air force. He seems to have a lot of respect for Zero, and Zero likewise for him. By the start of ''Zero 2'', he beings having doubts over whether the comfort of humans is worth the lives of reploids. He and his siblings help Zero defeat Omega once and for all at the end of ''Zero 3''. In many ways like a meaner X in personality.

* AdoptTheDog: Tied with his CharacterDevelopment in Zero 2. Commonly associated with sparing an incapacitated Zero after the intro stage (though that could just as easily be his innately honorable nature kicking in). Other moments include TheReveal of his true feelings about the war and his ultimate decision that protecting civilians is more important than fighting the resistance.
* AttackDrone: Can release several [[MobileSuitGundam funnel]]-like devices that act like tasers.
* BadassCreed: He has one in the drama tracks:
-->''However the future hidden in the shadows beyond the door may turn out. Wind drives away the fog, fire shows the road. Water enriches the body, and shadow reflects oneself...By the four heavens, we will become a light to guide the world! Master X...For humans' sake, we can continue to fight. Even if it means our lives are exhausted as an offering for justice.''
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: his OneWingedAngel is a CoolPlane mixed with a sort of avian.
* BloodKnight: After their first fight in ''2'', he admits that he feels most alive while fighting Zero. Is considerably more benign than most blood knights, and tends to keep his fighting spirit in check when there are more important matters to attend to; he only fights Zero when it's necessary, and he loves the moment, but he isn't much longing for it.
* BlowYouAway[=/=]ShockAndAwe: Though for gameplay purposes the ShockAndAwe is the real indication of his place in the FireIceLightning pecking order.
** WindIsGreen: He's coloured green and he uses wind attacks.
* CharacterDevelopment: Was once a loyal [[TheDragon right-hand man]] of a KnightTemplar before maturing into a morally conflicted HeroAntagonist that starts to believe that humans and Reploids ''can'' in fact coexist with each other peacefully, but is still willing to eliminate those who threaten the humans he protects. In other words, he is essentially X himself, without the pacifistic tendencies.
* DragonAscendant: Became leader of Neo Arcadia in Copy-X's "absence". He serves as the main antagonist briefly during the second game till Elpizo FaceHeelTurn.
* DualWielding: One of the poster boys. With {{Laser Blade}}s, no less.
* {{Expy}}: It's commonly believed in fanon that he was based on X's flight-based armors (particularly the [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/File:X5_falconarmor.jpg Falcon Armor]] of ''X5'').
** By being a prideful, honorable, and respectful "[[AntiVillain villain]]" who's a bit misguided, he evokes Colonel of ''X4''. Their other similarities include thinking of the hero Zero as their {{rival}}, as well as similar attacks - a triple SwordBeam attack and a lightning-summoning attack.
* FacialMarkings
* GoodIsNotNice: Type 6 [[note]]he's a nice guy deep down, but considering the world he's in, being nice wouldn't properly work[[/note]] and Type 3 [[note]]he doesn't let niceness halt him from his duties[[/note]]. Whenever he's shown as being nice, it's only to his siblings (and even then, it's just relative to his other situations).
* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: He's based on this.
* HeroicBSOD: Harpuia has one after [[spoiler:seeing a densely-populated city destroyed before his eyes, then being easily defeated by the one responsible, Omega, and, finally, offended by the fact that he was helped by the very enemies he's sworn to take down.]]
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ore''. Probably used so [[ViewerGenderConfusion the viewers can identify his gender]] (he's based on a Harpy and voiced by a woman, after all).
** Also, the in-game text never used a pronoun to address him until halfway through ''Zero 3''.
* LarynxDissonance
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, The Legend".
* MercurysWings: More like Valkyrie's Wings, but still qualifies. While the wing on his helmet is purely a decor, he's proven to be one of the fastest characters in the series.
* MercyKill: Averted. Harpuia, at one point [[spoiler:infected by the baby elves]], asks for Zero to "terminate" him, but Zero hesitates, allowing the [[spoiler:baby elves']] influence to trigger Harpuia's OneWingedAngel form.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Does not like the situation he's in as stated in ''Zero 2'', but he has a job that he has to do, namely protecting humans. Too bad the definition of Maverick has become distorted.
* NobleTopEnforcer
* OneWingedAngel: Gets one in the second game [[spoiler:from the Baby Elves]], turning him into a sort of plane-hawk hybrid thing. Perhaps as a nod to [[spoiler:how much he resists]], it's something of a ClippedWingAngel, being significantly easier to beat than Harpuia's normal form.
* {{Pride}}: His fatal flaw.
* ProperlyParanoid: He, for good reason, does not trust Weil in ''Zero 3''.
* ShoutOut: In the newly released ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'', one of the Robot Masters, Tornado Man, resembles him in appearance and basic powers.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: It may be averted for the Four Guardians compared to [[WolverinePublicity Zero]], but [[EnsembleDarkhorse Harpuia]] takes most of the light from the group itself. With [[NotQuiteDead Phantom]] pulling off a kamikaze, it just leaves [[ThoseTwoGuys Fefnir and Leviathan]] being [[InLoveWithYourCarnage fanboys]] of {{Badass}} Zero, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot as they bear little relevance to the plot.]]
* StabTheSky: A variant: he lifts both of his swords upward and crosses them, emitting lightning sparks. Then lightning strikes come from the sky, trying to hit you.
* StrangeBedfellows: Along with his siblings, helping Zero against Omega in ''Zero 3''.
* SwordBeam: [[BeamSpam Lives it.]]
* SwordPointing: His DesperationAttack [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g5rZRZGzrg&feature=related (at 0:32)]] involves this, albeit aimed lower at an angle, as he's floating high on the air.
* ThreeStrikeCombo: One of his signature moves, with {{Sword Beam}}s added.
* TragicHero: Given his goals aren't so different from Ciel and Zero, the irony of his situation is cruel.
* TheWorfEffect: Was only subjected to this halfway after his siblings.
** Part of that being from a tactical blunder via attempting a charged attack without a proper opening.
* WouldNotShootACivilian: Determined to capture Ciel unharmed and let the authorities deal with her, as she is still a non-combatant.

::'''Fighting Fefnir'''
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-->''I never expected you to be this good...You are amazing, and that is what excites me the most!''
--->''Voiced by Creator/KazuyaNakai''

Called ''Toushou'' ("Fighter General") ''[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Fafnir]]'' in Japan. The Guardian of Fire. He is the leader of Neo Arcadia's Jin'en Gundan ("Army of Ash Flames"). One of the poster boys for HotBlooded, Fefnir never, ever turns down a chance to fight Zero. The one time he did, it only served to underscore just how powerful the immediate enemy was. He's very rarely malicious to Zero, he just wants a good fight, and the legendary hero Zero's the only one who can give it to him.

* {{BFG}}: The ''four'' guns on his OneWingedAngel form in ''Zero 2''. His regular form has a suitably large cannon, too, and he can summon another one for his DesperationAttack.
* BloodKnight
* DishingOutDirt: His secondary element, since he can summon magma eruptions from the ground.
* {{Expy}}: It's commonly believed in fanon that he was based on X's power-based [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/File:Gaea_ArmorX.jpg Gaea Armor]] from ''X5''.
* FacialMarkings
* GroundPound: One of his primary attacks; the battle in ''Zero 2'' includes some variations as well.
* GunsAkimbo: Averted. He can summon another HandCannon, but he'll only do so for his DesperationAttack, and even then he isn't aiming at all.
* HandCannon: ''Literally''. Appropriately, he does the most damage of any Guardian.
* HotBlooded
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: his OneWingedAngel is roughly based on a dragon.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ore''. Fitting for a battle-crazy guy like him.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, The Legend".
* OneWingedAngel: In the second game, he gets to turn into a flame-spewing tank.
** AdvancingBossOfDoom: He keeps chasing you from the right.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
-->[[spoiler:After being easily defeated by Omega]]: Hey, Zero! I'll get you [[spoiler:and that Omega]] one of these days! Don't you dare die before then, Zero!
* PlayingWithFire
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Counter example. They're merely a marker for his elemental powers.
* ShouldersOfDoom
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's "Fafnir" in the Japanese version and "Fefnir" in the English version.
** Fefnir may be a typo, since Fafnir is the name of a dragon from NorseMythology.
*** Or just plain {{Engrish}}.
* ThemeNaming: Said cannons are named Sodom and Gomorrah.
* TheWarSequence: What first introduced him.
* TheWorfEffect: Four times, he fought Zero in near-equal strength, yet he easily falls to a ''literal'' sucker punch by Omega.

::'''Fairy Leviathan'''
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-->''I have been looking forward to seeing you. I can't wait to see their faces when they find out that it was I who retired you!''
--->''Voiced by YukaImai''

Called ''Youshou'' ("Siren General") ''Leviathan'' in Japan. The Guardian of Ice. She's a military general of Neo Arcadia, commanding the Meikai Army (literally Army of the Dark Oceans), Neo Arcadia's military navy force. Like Fefnir, Leviathan loves fighting Zero, but she's not as enthusiastic about it...or at least, not in the same way. She always refers to it as "playing" with Zero, and downright pouts if she isn't allowed to do so. Her signature weapon is an ice halberd.

* AnIcePerson[=/=]MakingASplash
** FridgeLogic: She's weak against fire, which is sensible since her element is ice, but she's ''always'' fought [[UnderwaterBossBattle underwater]]. The heat still destroys her ice-based attacks if she's hit in the middle of summoning them.
* BladeOnAStick: Her halberd.
* BloodKnight: She outright stated she didn't care if the world ended, as long as she got to fight Zero.
* DetachedSleeves
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Leviathan does a lot of whirling and twisting with that spear of hers.
* GirlishPigtails
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: She is this, to Zero.
* KilledOffForReal: [[AllThereInTheManual When Omega exploded]] at the end of ''Zero 3''.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, The Legend"
* TheNicknamer: Leviathan called her siblings a "pretty boy" and a "battle nerd" in the first game. It isn't necessarily clear who she was referring to, but the "pretty boy" is most likely [[ViewerGenderConfusion Harpuia]] and "battle nerd" is [[BloodKnight Fefnir.]]
* OneWingedAngel: In the second game. She transforms into something vaguely resembling a manta ray.
* OppositeSexClone: Well, she ''is'' based on X, after all...
* RobotGirl: Of course.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: A manta ray submarine in OneWingedAngel form.
* ShoutOut: Like Harpuia, she got one in ''Mega Man 9'': Splash Woman.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female within the Four Guardians.
* VillainousCrush: Possible explanation for Fairy Leviathan's obsession with Zero. She even admits that she doesn't really care about much else so long as she gets to fight him.
* WarmupBoss: In the first game, she is arguably the easiest of the four Guardians. She makes up for it later, while Fefnir actually got somewhat weaker.
* TheWorfEffect: In the same boat as Fefnir.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Discussed - she tells Zero not to hold back just because she's a girl in their first meeting, then accuses him of doing so when she isn't immediately killed by his final strike. This is, of course, GameplayAndStorySegregation: you (the player) were no doubt trying to do that, but if you fought a Guardian before her, you knew it wouldn't end that way.

::'''Hidden Phantom'''
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-->''Every generation has its legend. However, a lost legend should remain lost...Allow me to show you why!''
--->''Voiced by TetsuInada''

Called ''Inshou'' ("Shadow General") ''Phantom'' in Japan. Guardian of Shadows. Phantom was the leader of the Zan'ei Army (Zan'ei Gundan, "Cutting Shadow Squadron"), specializing in intelligence and infiltration missions. Phantom blew himself up at the end of ''Zero'', made a cameo in ''Zero 3'', and was otherwise unheard from until ''ZX''. However, his apprentice, Tech Kraken, joined up with Weil specifically to get revenge on Zero for killing his master.

* ActionBomb: Tried to kill Zero by blowing himself up.
* AllThereInTheManual: His title and apprearance of his [[OneWingedAngel armed phenomenon]].
* BatOutOfHell: his OneWingedAngel, which [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was never actually used in the series, and can only be seen in the concept art]].
* BonusBoss: In ''Z3''.
* CollapsingLair: Subverted. Phantom took back a factory that the [[LaResistance Resistance]] invaded in an earlier mission, and set bombs all over the place before engaging Zero. The mission after defeating Phantom? Defuse the bombs.
* DareToBeBadass: This speech after fighting Zero as a BonusBoss:
-->You truly did...have the soul of a hero...go...cross blades with Omega, and show what that body can do! Will your blade flinch after you know the truth? Do you have what it takes...to be a hero? You must be the one to determine that!
* DarkIsNotEvil: Even though the database in ''Zero 3'' described him as an "evil Dark Lord", which might be just a translation error. In fact, barring Harpuia, Phantom is also one of the most honorable antagonists in the series.
* DetachedSleeves
* DoppelgangerSpin: And if you hit the wrong one, he'll pounce on your head to punish you.
* {{Expy}}: It's believed in fanon that he was based on X's stealth-based [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/File:X6armorshadow.jpg Shadow Armor]] from ''X6''.
* FuumaShuriken: One of his more memorable attacks. He can use it as a [[FloatingPlatforms Floating Platform]].
* [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Boots]]: The reward for taking him out in ''Zero 3'' gives the abilities of every other Foot part at once.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ware''. Which is quite appopriate, considering he's a (blindly) loyal ninja.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "X, The Legend"
* MaskPower
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Out of all the Guardians, he's the most loyal to Copy X, to the point that he chose to die (and [[TakingYouWithMe try to bring Zero with him]]) rather then accept that Copy X was wrong.
* {{Ninja}}: Even adopts a lot of ninja poses and a FuumaShuriken for good measure.
* NinjaRun: More like Ninja Dash, but otherwise qualifies.
* OddNameOut: the rest of the Guardians are named from classical Mythology (Greek, Biblical, Norse).
* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Robot Ninja]] [[VirtualGhost Ghost]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* SecretTestOfCharacter: When he reappears as a BonusBoss in ''Zero 3'', he has learned through his time in {{Cyberspace}} [[spoiler:that Zero is inhabiting a [[CloningBlues cloned]] body, while the original is being used by Omega.]] Phantom decided to test Zero's worth in battle to see if Zero can still be the hero that he is, [[spoiler:cloned body or not.]]
** StrengthEqualsWorthiness: Of course, Zero already beat him. Twice. What was he going to prove that he hadn't already?
* ShoutOut: He takes the name, the mask, and the scarf from ThePhantomOfTheOpera.
* StabTheSky: In his DesperationAttack.
* StealthPun: His return as a VirtualGhost. Cringe-worthy if you still need an explanation for this.
* TakingYouWithMe: In his second battle with Zero, killing him results him giving you the middle finger by releasing an explosion which causes moderate damage, potentially resulting in a KaizoTrap. It can reach across about half the screen, but can also be dodged.
* UndyingLoyalty: The most loyal of the Guardians to Copy X. Ironically, he dies because of it.
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[[folder:'''The Dark Elf''']]
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-->''Zero...''
-->''When she was born, she had a mission to save the world...''

Originally born as a Cyber Elf that could alter the programming of Reploids. Dr. Weil edited her programming, causing as yet unrevealed chaos and setting off the Elf Wars, events that are likewise currently unelaborated-on. Basically, shrouded in mystery. At the end of ''Zero 2'', she briefly returns to her original state as the "Mother Elf" and causes Elpizo to be reborn as a Cyber Elf, also freed of his insanity. She also appears to know Zero [[spoiler:because she was originally created by reverse-engineering the residual Zero Virus data from Zero's original body.]]

* AntiVillain: She's always being controlled against her will.
* ApocalypseMaiden: [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Not that she had any real desire or choice to become this, however.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: She once turned a mook into this. Ironically, she, too, is BrainwashedAndCrazy herself.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Not seen again since ''Zero 3''.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Really, she only wants to be left alone.
* EnergyBeing
* EyesAlwaysShut
* FusionDance: By doing this with any reploid, she induces a OneWingedAngel form, though only Omega is able to draw out her full power [[spoiler:because she originates from Zero's original body as the Sigma Virus, and Omega is currently in control of that body.]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Her original purpose was as a force for good, to purge reploids of the Maverick Virus, but Dr. Weil corrupted her. By the end of ''Zero 3'', she's back to being good.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Darkelf".
* OneWingedAngel: Both she and her kids can cause this state in anyone.
* SayMyName: In the third game, she shouts "Zeeeeeeerrooooo" once, in the Oceanic Highway Ruins stage.
* SealedEvilInACan: Sort of. At last count, it's [[SealedGoodInACan Sealed Good In An Evil Can]], [[SealedEvilInACan itself Sealed In A Good Can]].[[note]]She started as Mother Elf, then got "sealed" into Dark Elf, before X sealed it.[[/note]]
* SuperPrototype: The other Cyber Elves are just inferior imitations of her with limited powers, while she can completely alter the appearance and minds of Reploids.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: It's barely even her fault that she caused the Elf Wars. She didn't even have a choice but to cause it thanks to Weil.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Elpizo''']]
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-->'' A world without humans...the world only for Reploids...don't you think it will be paradise!?''
--->''Voiced by TsutomuKashiwakura''

The commander of the Resistance in ''Zero 2'', as well as the villain. Elpizo ordered a frontal assault on Neo Arcadia, assuming that the capitol was defenseless in Copy X's absence. However, all of the Resistance soldiers involved in the attack were slaughtered by the Guardians and Elpizo himself was curb-stomped by Harpuia. After that, Elpizo snapped and tried to free the Dark Elf, thinking he was too weak and that he could free the Reploids by just gaining power. In the end, [[spoiler:he destroyed X's helpless body, in use as a lock on the Dark Elf's cage, and made her merge with him. Zero chased him all the way (although he was unable to save X's body), and defeated Elpizo.]]

* AllThereInTheManual: The drama tracks that accompany the ''Zero 3'' remaster album elaborate on his past as a Reploid named TK-31.
* BadassLongcoat
* BattleTops: His second form can use this for one of its attacks.
* BigBad: Of the second game.
* CallForward: In "Record2_Irregular Passion", the radio drama that serves as Elpizo's StartOfDarkness. The last line is Elpizo's cry of '''''"More POWER!!"''''' (''Motto '''CHIKARA O!!'''''), which he screams fairly often during the final boss battle against him.
* DarkMessiah: Judging from his quote from the [[AllThereInTheManual drama tracks]]:
-->My name is really...Elpis! I am the one who was chosen to become the hope of all the Repliroids being oppressed in Neo Arcadia! To do that, [[MacGuffin Baby Elves]], I'll need your...your power! That's right...[[Franchise/StarWars power]]...[[ShoutOut more power]]!!
* DestinedBystander: His role as BigBad happens only after halfway through the game.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: When he goes OneWingedAngel. And how!
* [[spoiler:EnergyBeing:]] He becomes one in the ending. [[spoiler:In the third game, a mod card makes a cyber elf appear near the commanding room door; it's rumored to be Elpizo.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: After his failure of Operation Righteous Strike, he decides that getting a great source of power (in this case, Baby Elves) will help him destroy Neo Arcadia, and then he becomes the BigBad.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The latter half of ''Zero 2'' involves trying to catch up to him. Guess what happens ''every'' time.
* FantasticRacism: Him against the humans, though he still puts Ciel in high regard.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Implied.
** Let's see what we can rack up: built as a bureaucrat within Neo Arcadian society, he vainly seeks out the power of the dark elves to fuel his ambition after said society shunned him[[note]]this is known as a "Narcissist's Scar"[[/note]]. Finds a way to the resistance base and immediately establishes leadership in MissionControl, assaults Neo Arcadia's GDP before leading a ZergRush into the Neo Arcadian capital (which ultimately fails), goes missing just after he wakes up, gathers the dark elves and makes Neo Arcadia's guards his [[PowerPerversionPotential plaything]], and defaces the MONUMENT of X, the Messiah of Reploids, just before he declares exterminatus on humans, who were hardly involved in the first place. Was it also mentioned that he wields a laser ''rapier'' and strikingly resembles [[StreetFighter Vega]]?
* FinalBoss: In ''Zero 2''.
* IronicEcho: The above quote sounds a lot like something [[VideoGame/MegaManX Iris]] would say, doesn't it?
** Though Elpizo puts ''much'' more emphasis on the "no humans" thing: While Iris merely favored a seperate world, Elpizo...w ell, see below.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''watashi'', in line with his tendency to sound passive-aggressive.
* KillAllHumans: His motive.
* TheLeader: In ''Zero 2''. He's Type I [[note]]as he organizes Guerrilla operations and data retrieval and a good battle plan in general[[/note]] with shades of Type III [[note]]In battle, he rushes in with his Operation Righteous Strike army without having too much of a backup plan[[/note]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Combustion".
** SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Said leitmotif, for the [[StandardSnippet renowned]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnfFTVjRpLI "Battle without Honor or Humanity"]].
* MeaningfulName: His name in Japan, Elpis, means "hope" in Greek. He renamed himself after Project Elpis, a project that revolves around creating a special reploid to become a perfect ruler and "savior" (courtesy of Dr. Weil). See also DarkMessiah above.
* OneWingedAngel: The final boss standard.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: He was the Resistance commander before he failed the [[OperationBlank Operation Righteous Strike]], and then he becomes the BigBad.
* PeekABangs: Amazingly carries on to all three of his forms (normal, powered up, and OneWingedAngel).
* PropheticName: Invoked by renaming himself after Project Elpis.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: He thinks this is the only option for him after Zero defeats him, until the Dark Elf turns him into a Cyber Elf, much to his thanks.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes go from blue to red after fusing with the Dark Elf.
* TheResenter: ...And ''he knows it''. Note his passive-aggressive attitude toward Zero in the first half of the game. Which turns to just plain aggressive by the end.
* RousseauWasRight: Elpizo is actually a good guy (if somewhat short-tempered and likes to take a violent approach), he's just too [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]] with gaining power from the Dark Elf and then [[DrunkWithPower getting drunk on it]]. Also, in the drama tracks, if only he never found the room contains the secret data about Project Elpizo, he'd never be so violent like what we see him as now.
* RoyalRapier: LaserBlade variant.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Elpizo was named "Elpis" in the Japanese version. The "-zo" may be an attempt to make the name masculine; Elpis was a female Greek deity.
* StabTheSky: One of his attacks involves this.
* SurvivorGuilt: Contributed to his FaceHeelTurn.
* TookALevelInBadass: He's helpless at first, but when starts taking the Dark Elf's power, he single-handedly tears through Neo Arcadia's defenses and becomes the FinalBoss.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:TheStinger for ''Zero 2'' implies that he may have been used by Dr. Weil to unleash the Dark Elf]], though it could also be a coincidence.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Perroquiet points out that [[CallBack his intentions are similar to]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sigma's]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Let's see, he ends up stumbling on information relating to Project Elpis/Elpizo when ordered to inspect a sunken library. Shortly thereafter, he then was nearly arrested with false charges of Maverickism by Copy X for reasons strongly implied to be related to his discovery at the sunken library, forcing him to flee from Neo Arcadia. He then tries to launch a counterattack on Neo Arcadia after Zero terminated Copy X, and despite organizing the plans in such a way that on the surface should grant him and the Resistance victory, he ends up losing horribly, with several of his men killed, and he ''then'' tries to unlock the Mother Elf so he could then make a Reploid paradise as a result of being unable to bear the devastation of the Resistance's loss due to his plans? Yeah, who can blame him for what he did?
* YouWillBeSpared: Wishes to exterminate the human race, but still has feelings for Ciel.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Baby Elves''']]
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Creer and Prier (Crea and Prea in localized versions) are two Cyberelves, under the same influence the Dark Elf is under. They are searching for their mother (Dark Elf) and in ''Zero 2'' convince Elpizo to help free her. When ''Zero 3'' comes around, Dr. Weil convinces them he is their grandfather, and he wants to "help" the search. They fight Zero a few times in ''Zero 3''. They are able to forcibly mutate reploids into their OneWingedAngel forms and provided a mini boss battle, by mutating a regular enemy.

* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe. Most of the Resistance, Ciel and Alouette especially, think they're cute little bundles of energy that hold the key to ending the war. However, Zero finds them unsettling, and they openly hate him for his part in banishing the Dark Elf. They are also the spawn of a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor HatePlague. Nobody compares notes.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: What they can do to any Reploid they possess.
* ChekhovsGun: One of the twins is first found inside a container in Ciel's room at the beginning of ''Zero 2'', while the other one is a {{McGuffin}} in an earlier mission.
* {{Creepy Child}}ren
* DualBoss: Compared to other examples, however, they're actually really easy; for starters, they share a life bar. But not MercyInvincibility.
* EnergyBeing
* EyesAlwaysShut
* HalfIdenticalTwin
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Dr. Weil convinces them he is their grandfather, and he wants to help them find their mother. Also, he asks them to harass Zero a few times 'cause he's a big meanie head.
* InfantImmortality: Averted. [[spoiler:Zero kills them after the boss fight near the end of Zero 3.]]
* IronicName: The irony doesn't just come from the names; Alouette named them "Create" and "Pray" based on her hopes on them ("Please create a new energy source for us...Please let my prayers reach them..." See LowerDeckEpisode above). Guess what they used to do long ago? [[spoiler:They're used as one of Weil's instruments in the Elf Wars.]] Also, in the third game, Zero killed them. One wonders what will Alouette say after this...
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Creer and Prier".
* RepeatWhatYouJustSaid: Sort of. Before that, all they say is "MEEEE!"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Creer and Prier in Japanese, Crea and Prea in English.
* ThemeTwinNaming: French for "create" and "pray". In the drama track "Diary_Alouette's Good Day", where Alouette wanders the base gathering suggestions for names, those suggestions include: Plus and Minus, [[GeniusBonus Anode and Cathode]], [[Literature/CrimeAndPunishment Crime and Punish]], Love and Peace, [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Azul Luna and Rojo Sol]], Blanc and Noir, and [[GreekMythology Hypnos and Thanatos]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Dr. Weil''']]
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-->''Fools must live under my rule and my rule alone!''
-->''Ware ga akuma da!'' ("I am the devil!")
--->''Voiced by Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka''

Vile in Japanese (Not to be confused with Vile of ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', himself known as Vava in Japan), the primary BigBad of the series as of the third game. A century before the series began, he [[spoiler:was immortalized and]] left to wander the ruins of the world due to his role in starting and prolonging that little [[WorldSundering Elf Wars fiasco]]. Unfortunately, no one bargained on him coming ''back'', and once he did, he set back to work, first building Copy X Mk. II, then using Omega and the Dark Elf to mass-control the Reploids. When all that fails (Omega finally destroyed and the Dark Elf now free), he shifted his fury to the citizens of Neo Arcadia. When the Neo Arcadians started fleeing the city, he executed the [[KillSat Ragnarok Plan]]. He was finally destroyed at the hands of Zero, [[spoiler:but possibly returns as the main instigator of the SequelSeries ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'', as the [[ArtifactOfDoom original Biometal]], Model V/W.]]

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: When he shows what a tyrant he is (after the third game, although some of the drama tracks imply that even in the story of the third game, his approval rating was very low even when he was allowed back in by Copy X Mk II). To the point that some of the Neo Arcadian citizens (who are ''brave'' enough to do so, anyway) start to run away from him, seeking a better place. Weil's solution? ''Destroy that better place.'' Not only is he making things worse for himself, but [[spoiler:Neo Arcadia is blown up by Weil's own KillSat (used by ''his own [[TheDragon Dragon]]'', no less), and his approval rating also seemed to be an indication of his chances of survival...]]
** Justified. See DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans.
* ActorAllusion: This isn't the first time one of Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka's characters [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 attempted]] to send a KillSat space station into a ColonyDrop on Earth.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Sort of. One of Weil's attacks in ''4'' is to summon the bosses from the ''previous'' game one after the other, each using an attack from that game before disappearing.
* AmbitionIsEvil: He states that lust for power, ruling over everything, as well as controlling everyone is the ultimate joy in his MotiveRant to Zero just before the latter fights Omega in Zero 3. He also implies that [[HumansAreBastards all of humanity shares this mindset]] and not Reploids, to which Zero [[KirkSummation counters]] by stating that he doubts any decent human would even understand Weil, either.
-->'''Dr. Weil:''' Hehehehe...How pitiful. Of course, a Reploid like you would never understand. The joy of ruling all that you see...Only a human could possibly understand!
-->'''Zero:''' A...human?
-->'''Dr. Weil:''' That's right! I'm a bona fide human. The creator of Reploids...A human being!
-->'''Zero:''' ...
-->'''Dr. Weil:''' The desire for power. The joy of making everything work for you. You have no way of experiencing this without a human brain. It's the ultimate joy! No mere Reploid could ever understand!
-->'''Zero:''' I bet most decent humans wouldn't understand, either. You look just like another Maverick, to me. All I gotta do is dispose of you like any other Maverick.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:''Immortality?'']] Not that bad, unless you are forever exiled from the last inhabitable place on Earth, yeah...
** FlyingDutchman: Of the "Men Without A Country" variety.
** [[spoiler:It got worse for him at the end of the series. Makes one wonder why he was given the curse in the first place...]]
** [[spoiler:CursedWithAwesome: Inevitably goes into something like this. While he does take advantage of it, in his own opinion he's still BlessedWithSuck.]]
** [[spoiler:ImmortalityImmorality: Athough his morals were already dubious ''before'' being "cursed", he still degraded further down the line for his initial desire to die.]]
* {{Archenemy}}: He and Zero have quite a personal history, detailed in the [[AllThereInTheManual drama tracks]] telling the events of the Elf Wars, where [[spoiler:Weil stole Zero's original body and turned it into AxCrazy Omega.]] Ironically, [[spoiler:they do not fight each other directly until the climax of ''Zero 4''.]]
** And they [[spoiler:possibly continue their animosity as the Biometals W and Z in ''ZX''.]]
* ArtificialLimbs: His full body. [[spoiler:This is how he gets his immortality in the first place.]]
* AxCrazy: He enjoyed the Elf Wars' carnage, he intended to build a KillSat to subjugate Neo Arcadia, and he was more than willing to personally see to it that Ragnarok (the aforementioned KillSat) crashes into Area Zero under the firm belief that he would survive the crash.
* BigBad: He's responsible for ''everything'' bad that's happened in the ''Zero'' series.
** BiggerBad: While he sets up many major bad things in this series, he's never fought or involved directly; only in ''Zero 3'' onward did he show up in person and play the BigBad role more actively (and even then, he's only fought directly in the fourth game).
*** [[spoiler:He's also implied to be TheManBehindTheMan to both Serpent and Master Albert in the ''ZX'' series as Model W.]]
* BreakingSpeech: "The Reploid hero, protecting justice and humanity! I am one of those humans you have sworn to protect! Do you have it in you to defeat me?!"
* TheCaligula: He succeeds upon gaining power to force the residents of Neo Arcadia to live in a CrapsackWorld with virtually no hope of freedom or happiness, and he is evidentally very much insane.
* CardCarryingVillain: He's definitely one villain that isn't played for laughs, and he ''actually succeeds'' in achieving all three spheres, albeit at different points in his lifetime. Can count as a deconstruction, because it shows that this trope can be terrifying if brought into its logical conclusion. In order:
** '''Destruction:''' The Elf Wars, definitely the series' answer to the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. And then again in ''Zero 4'', [[spoiler:although he was successfully defeated this time before the damage got worse]].
** '''Control:''' Halfway through ''Zero 3''.
** '''Corruption:''' As [[spoiler:the ArtifactOfDoom in ''ZX''.]]
* TheChessmaster
* ConfusionFu: Weil has a patently absurd number of attack types for something from the ''Mega Man'' series, and the only non-random factor that determines which one he'll use is [[TurnsRed going under half HP]]. Depending on how kind the RNG is to you, the finale of the ''Zero'' series will be anywhere between a big anticlimax or a massive headache.
* ClimaxBoss: The final obstacle in the ''Zero'' series, complete with plenty of build-up beforehand.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In ''Mega Man Zero 4'', Weil anticipated the very likelihood that Zero and the Resistance would most likely attempt to derail Operation Ragnarok when they inevitably found out about it, so he deliberately kept the specific details of Operation Ragnarok extremely vague and had the Einherjar warriors commit their own attack patterns in order to distract both the Area Zero citizenry and the Resistance/Zero long enough for him to finish the actual thing behind Operation Ragnarok: the space battle station Ragnarok, which would target Area Zero. In addition, he also restricted access to Ragnarok to the extent that the only one to board Ragnarok is himself, and also put up various cyberspace protections in the event that someone had to infiltrate via that method. It's also implied that he also revived the Einherjar Eight to fight alongside him to delay Zero as he's trying to get at the core. He also merged with the core so that, in the event that Zero somehow managed to get to him, he'd be forced to fight and potentially damage the core, and thus have Zero risk being destroyed by the destruction of the Space Station.
** Also counts as a XanatosGambit since theoretically, he managed to still "win" even when [[SpannerInTheWorks a spanner]] was thrown into one of the above schemes (specifically [[spoiler:Craft hijacking the Ragnarok and then using it to shoot Weil directly]]).
* DiabolusExMachina: The plot of ''Zero 4'' is basically one of these that benefits him.
** He himself acts as one that pretty much ruins the peace through science that Ciel was working so hard to obtain (and nearly won with the Ciel system by the intro of ''Zero 3'').
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Upon becoming the ruler of Neo Arcadia, he strives upon bringing suffering and despair to its citizens with his iron-fist rule, to take revenge on them because of what they've done to him [[note]]they put him in a suit that could regenerate him, prevented him from aging and dying, and they also converted his memories into data, and then he's left into exile in the barren wasteland [[ItsAllAboutMe he made himself]] from the events of the Elf Wars[[/note]]. He also admits [[spoiler:after brainwashing all Reploids]] that he genuinely enjoyed the destruction caused by the Elf Wars.
* EmperorScientist: He becomes this halfway through ''Zero 3''.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Weil is really, ''really'' bad about underestimating Zero, ''twice'' (thrice if one counts [[spoiler:Zero emerging in a new body in the [[AllThereInTheManual Elf Wars]], and proceeding to defeat Omega with X]]).
** Most noticeable is his inability to think that a robot would try to kill a human. Clearly he doesn't realise that Zero doesn't consider himself a hero, and being a ''Reploid'', Zero has no reason not to kill. Then again, he's probably just [[ItsAllAboutMe using it as an excuse for his ego.]]
* EvilChancellor: Before usurping Neo Arcadia's leadership position.
* EvilLaugh: He abuses the hell out of this one. [[spoiler:He even uses it to great effect to surprise [[TheStoic Zero]].]]
** It also borderlines LaughingMad.
* EvilPlan: His plans to usurp [[DiscOneFinalBoss Copy X]]'s throne in Zero 3:
##He resurrected and possibly reprogrammed Copy X, so he can earn his trust and become his EvilChancellor.
##He later suggested that Copy X strip the remaining Four Guardians from their positions as Neo Arcadian Generals and name him their replacement.
##Later, it was revealed that Weil had built a booby trap upon Copy X's body that activated when he tried to go OneWingedAngel. After [[UnwittingPawn Copy X's death]], Weil can easily become the ruler by law. Additionally, he tells the Neo Arcadian citizens that Zero kills their former "savior" and that Weil will take the Resistance down, spreading the bad propaganda ''even further''. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job breaking it, Zero.]]
** Arguably it started even earlier, if the post credits scene in ''Zero 2'' is anything to go by.
** In ''Zero 4'', Dr. Weil's real plan is to shoot Area Zero from space; the Eight Warriors are nothing but a diversion, so that the Resistance is stuck fighting the wrong battle. If the Eight Warriors' individual plans worked (acid rain generators, scorching the earth with an artificial sun, etc.), Area Zero is destroyed, and the Resistance with it; if they all fail, there would still be time for Weil to fire his KillSat, leaving Area Zero destroyed, and the Resistance with it. In either case, Weil becomes the undisputed ruler of all humanity by wiping out freedom's last hope. Fortunately, [[spoiler:[[SpannerInTheWorks Craft]] [[TheStarscream rebels against him]] and then fired the Ragnarok at him, destroying Neo Arcadia in the process.]]
* TheExile: What he's punished with, for the whole Elf Wars thing (aside from [[spoiler:immortality]]).
* FanNickname: Used to be called Dr. "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kool-Aid Koolaid]]", or a variation, all because his head is inside a jar with orange liquid that looks suspiciously like orange juice, somehow reminding players of the merchandise's mascot.
* FantasticRacism: The only motivation besides ForTheEvulz or ItsAllAboutMe for starting the Elf Wars. His reasoning was because he thought that Reploids had gone too much with all the wars and decides that they should go back to becoming ThreeLawsCompliant (implied with his BreakingSpeech).
* FateWorseThanDeath: The reason why he was given the regenerating armor in the first place. By the end of the Elf Wars, Dr.Weil was punished by the survivors with immortality, because they thought to imprison him or even to outright execute him was more of a [[MercyKill act of mercy]] or [[KarmaHoudini the easy way out]] to avoid the full punishment for his actions.
** RevengeBeforeReason/[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It Survivors]]: Because they made Dr. Weil immortal, they gave him a chance to inact revenge against the descendants, who punished him.
*** And later because of his regenerative armor he became a ArtifactOfDoom in the ZX series, which caused further chaos and mayhem by creating mavericks (Ironic since Dr. Weil hates Mavericks more than anything else). ''Nice Job Breaking It Survivors'' indeed.
* FinalBoss: In ''Zero 4''.
* {{Flight}}: He's always seen floating. Since his legs are never shown, one wonders if [[WildMassGuessing he doesn't have legs, and thus is always floating, with an unseen device.]]
* FreudianExcuse: Tried to invoke this before the climax battle of ''Zero 4'', citing his decades of exile from human society. However, it's his ruthless actions that caused his exile in the first place, showing just how [[ItsAllAboutMe irredeemably selfish Weil is]].
** His motivation for starting the Elf Wars was that he believed the Reploids (as well as the humans) engaged in the Maverick Wars had been foolish for causing such massive destruction over what he considered to be "trivial" matters and should be wiped out, with a utopia for the survivors (that he would rule, of course) built on their corpses. The opposing plan to end the Maverick Wars was to basically install anti-virus software and call things even, which didn't sit well with him. On the surface, it makes sense; each X series game chronologically takes place a few months after the last one, meaning not even half a decade had passed since Reploids were made before Sigma caused multiple wars and a ColonyDrop. But similar to how Weil fails to grasp that his exile was his own fault, the wars were humanity's fault for making Reploids so powerful in the first place. In addition, he doesn't seem to consider the millions of Reploids who simply wish to live in peace, instead blaming an entire race for what terrorist and criminal members of their race chose to do. Even his justification becomes more than a little flimsy when one considers that almost all the maverick incidents were caused not by Reploids choosing to rebel, but by them being driven insane/controlled by The Sigma Virus, which was public knowledge at the time of X3, and it's connection to Zero and his HUMAN creator after X5. So, not only are the Reploids not responsible, but due to the influence of the virus, many of the Mavericks and even Sigma himself aren't responsible.
* [[spoiler:FromASingleCell: With his regenerative armor. He also had his mind converted into data. This partially gives him JokerImmunity as well.]]
* GiantHandsOfDoom: as a ContinuityNod, they seem similar to the ones from Omega's first form.
* AGodAmI: Right before you fight him in ''4'', he proclaims himself to be TheDevil.
* TheHeavy: Played with. As noted above, he's responsible for every bad thing that happened in this series. But whenever he shows up, he tends to take the backseat and lets his Dragons to do the terrorizing jobs. See also DragonInChief below.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters[=/=]YouAreWhatYouHate: For all the acts of revenge he pulls on both humanity and the Reploids, he completely ignores the fact that he has become what he hates the most: a Maverick, in all definitions of the word in this universe.
** Even more poignant when you take into account that [[spoiler: he becomes ''the cause'' of new Maverick outbreaks in ZX as biometal Model W/V.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:His merging with Ragnarok ultimately allows Zero to kill him for good (at least until ZX rolls around).]]
** Earlier, it's subverted: [[spoiler:he's the prime target of his own KillSat used by his own Dragon, yet he survives.]]
* HumansAreBastards: He claims that only human beings have the capability to truly enjoy control and manipulation, and are essentially as heartless as him. Zero gives him a KirkSummation because [[{{Hypocrite}} he is likely projecting himself onto mankind]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: Claims that all humans only live to control and manipulate -- which applies to him more than anybody else.
* ItsAllAboutMe: What sets him apart from other villains across the entire 'verse.
** Arguably, he's an unintentional deconstruction of this behavior by taking it to its logical extremes. There is ''absolutely '''nothing''''' redeemable about his behavior, and his mentality only makes it worse.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ware'' (see his quote above).
* JustAMachine: His initial motives.
* KillSat: The actual point of Ragnarok in ''Zero 4''; [[spoiler:merging with Ragnarok's core as the FinalBoss, he could probably be the KillSat himself if he didn't have to deal with Zero first]].
* KnightOfCerebus: He's far more of a menace than the villains before him. ''Zero 3'' gets much darker, the usual 8 bosses are now brainwashed by Weil and becoming downright evil, and he starts inflicting far more acts of evil than villain before him or in the Mega Man franchise. (and that's not even counting his backstory!). As if the previous games weren't dark already...
* LackOfEmpathy: Showed absolutely no regrets with triggering the catastrophic Elf Wars, which wiped out 60% of humanity and 90% of all Reploids -- and that's just the {{Backstory}} -- and he's planning on starting it again by using Omega and the Dark Elf to brainwash Reploids before trying to destroy the LastFertileRegion through such methods as acid rain, particle cannons, KillSat, and ColonyDrop out of spite for the humans who would escape his rule. He also admitted to Neige that his greatest pleasure (which he thinks applies to all rulers) are seeing rage, humiliation, and suffering.
--->'''Weil''': Hehehe...That's the face...The face of rage, suffering, and humiliation...it's my greatest pleasure...A pleasure only a ruler can fully appreciate!
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Curse of Vile" in ''Zero 3'', "Fate" in ''Zero 4'' and the ''ZX'' series.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Implied with his reason for leaving Crea and Prea to fight Zero:
-->'''Dr. Weil:''' Humans are like pigs, dependent upon the Reploids for their very existence...You do realize, don't you, that if I felt like it, I could wipe all humans out in the blink of an eye?
-->''(Weil teleports out of the room.)''
-->'''Dr. Weil:''' Crea! Prea! Do with this one as you please! I've got some pig squeals to enjoy. The squeals of indolent pigs, wasting their pitiful lives on idle pursuits.
* LukeIAmYourFather: According to the [[AllThereInTheManual The Drama Track ''The Vile Incident: Eden Dome: It's Sin And Rebirth]], Dr. Weil was the one who created the Eight Gentle Judges in the first place, which gives a pretty big realization as to why they chose to exile Omega rather than execute/retire him, and probably why the populace decided to go vigilante on him.
* MadScientist: ''Really'' mad...
* TheManBehindTheMonsters: He's the only human behind the Operation Ragnarok, with his underlings are all Reploids. Not that he's fully human anymore, anyway, either in the [[ArtificialHuman literal]] or the moral sense.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Played oddly -- it is made especially clear that he was completely, unambiguously evil.
* MoralMyopia: He claims that humanity deserves destruction because of what they did to him, ignoring the fact that it's his wrongdoings that what lead them to do what they did.
** He also accuses them for being a case of this trope; namely, the humans punished and exiled him in the name of "justice" while they're acting outside of the laws. Little did they know that the judges are actually ''Weil's creations''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His original Japanese name is ''Vile''. [[DubNameChange Intentionally changed]] so that [[OneSteveLimit he won't be confused with]] ''VideoGame/MegaManX's'' Vile.
** Interestingly, in ''4'', The Caravans run away from him and his Empire really fast to the Area Zero. And his armies chased them.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Possibly after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kurzweil this guy]]. Might not just be a coincidence, considering that guy is an author on several books about transhumanism and technological singularity, things that Weil is a master of.
* {{Necromancer}}: His speciality is in DNA Resurrection, and it is also implied that Copy X, Hanumachine, Necromancess, and Blizzack Staggroff's return was through this method.
* NonActionBigBad: When he first appears; averted by the end of ''Zero 4'' when he merges with the Ragnarok core.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:He was the target of a ''KillSat that levelled an entire city'']].
* NotSoDifferent: He tried to invoke this on Zero in the final game, as he tries to convince Zero that killing him would be stooping to his level of villainy. In an unorthodox move, Zero kills him anyway, making a note at how he never considered himself a hero to begin with.
* ObviouslyEvil: Oh boy is he ever. Even before he reveals his true colors it's clear that he's bad news, so much so that everyone ''in universe'' can tell.
* OmnicidalManiac: Doesn't even ''begin'' to describe his depravity. He even admits that destroying everyone would only be a fleeting satisfaction.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Done ''twice!'']] Capcom. Stop. We get the message.
** In this case, it's a PainfulTransformation, with Weil screaming (at least in [[AllThereInTheManual Drama Tracks]]) as tubes jam into his back, spewing copious amounts of blood ([[{{Bowdlerise}} censored in International versions, of course]]), and also says something that translates from Japanese roughly to either "Do you see this pain!? YOU'D NEVER UNDERSTAND ANY OF IT!!" or "Do you understand pain such as this?!".
* PhlebotinumRebel: An extremely rare evil version -- [[spoiler:immortality allowed him to return to terrorize the world even [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat after he should have been annihilated by a]] KillSat, and even after his actual death, his regenerative powers keep him a viable threat as Model W]].
* PoweredArmor: The first time as ThePunishment for his Elf Wars fiasco, effectively making him [[spoiler:[[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortal and resentful]]]], and the second fusing himself with [[spoiler:the Ragnarok core]], which counts as his OneWingedAngel ''prior'' to the real OneWingedAngel.
** TinTyrant
* RasputinianDeath: Let's see, he is [[spoiler:caught at the epicenter of Ragnarok's cannon, survived that only with some minor damage to his body, was cut and shot at by Zero after merging with Ragnarok's core before revealing his survival, before being killed for good upon merging with Ragnarok itself, and he implies that he'll survive Ragnarok's crash. Even then, he manages to live on as [[ArtifactOfDoom Model W]] in various fragments across the globe, and was implied to have possessed Serpent, Master Albert, and Master Thomas, before meeting his (possibly) final end with Albert's destruction]].
* [[spoiler:ReactorBoss: In both forms, since he's merged with the core of the Ragnarok.]]
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Just look at his armor!
* RedEyesTakeWarning: It's unknown whether his eyes were red [[spoiler:before his cyborg transformation at the conclusion of the Elf Wars]], but they certainly were red afterwards, as [[spoiler:his disfiguration resulting from his surviving Ragnarok's bombardment of Neo Arcadia]] revealed.
* SmugSnake: Oh. My. '''GOD'''. He doesn't just lack any respect for ''ANYTHING'' (apart from Omega, for some reason), he flat out loathes everyone and everything.
* TheSociopath: One of the few villains in the franchise that could qualify. Everyone's a disposable pawn to him, and he refuses to let anything that he can't control exist.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Vile in Japanese, Weil in English (most likely [[DubNameChange deliberate]], given the fact that there was already a character prior to him named Vile). Luckily they're pronounced the same, [[MeaningfulName preserving the implications]].
* StrawNihilist: Prior to the final battle with Zero, he goes into an immense rant about how justice and freedom are "worthless ideals", and even goes as far as to dismiss ideals themselves as nothing more than nonsense in his pre-battle quote.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: His second form BossFight is a TimeLimitBoss, and he has a small but effective shield that he opens when he's going to use his stronger attacks. With all that, if only he never opened that shielding, he'd be unbeatable and still be alive when the Ragnarok successfully crashes. Then again, given how sadistic he is, and the fact that he believes that he'll still make it alive as he crashes down, this is pretty much in character.
* TakeOverTheWorld: In ''Zero 3'', he succeeds in doing this. See EvilPlan above.
* TeleportSpam: First form.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: When Zero defeats Weil in the final battle, it causes the Ragnarok to blow up, [[spoiler:taking ''[[HeroicSacrifice himself]]'' [[HeroicSacrifice (Zero) along with it]].]] If that didn't destroy Weil, then the re-entry in the atmosphere would have.
** Sadly, [[spoiler:it didn't stop Weil from returning as an ArtifactOfDoom McGuffin a hundred years later...but luckily, perhaps so did Zero as, you guessed it, Model Z.]]
* ThreeLawsCompliant: [[BigBad Weil]] attempts to use this as a self-defense from Zero, as he deems any Reploid breaking the three laws is considered a Maverick. Did it work? ''Ahahahahahaaaah...'''''No.'''
** This is actually FridgeBrilliance on several levels. Weil isn't human anymore, [[BrainUploading literally]] ''or'' figuratively, and Zero (and technically other Reploids, too) was never made with those laws in the first place (in fact, Zero's mere ''existence'' was [[spoiler:the underlying reason for [[TheVirus the original Maverick Virus]] to begin with]]). Besides, the "robots" in the series are so close to human now the lines get blurred often.
** WrongGenreSavvy: His distorted view of Reploids results in this.
* TheUnfought: In ''Zero 3''. Which makes the long-awaited fight with him in ''Zero 4'' all the more epic, climactic, and satisfying.
* UnPerson: He was so heinous that all records of him have been suppressed by Neo Arcadia, to the extent that libraries containing records of his actions have been flooded and anyone who finds out about him is declared a Maverick. Of course, this is intended to prevent anyone from doing what he did again.
* VillainBall: The Resistance would have learned too late of [[spoiler:the ColonyDrop if it weren't for the fact that Weil fired a "warning shot" from Ragnarok long ''after'' it stopped being operational]]. In other words, Weil would've actually ''succeeded'' in his plans if it weren't for that little fact. This is in character for him and his motivations, though; he doesn't want to destroy humanity, but enslave and torment it. The warning shot was to make sure everyone had enough time to leave Area Zero. [[spoiler: Naturally this backfires and Zero defeats him.]]
** His speech before the final battle implies he ''wanted'' Zero to try and stop him, just to show him that he ''couldn't''. That's all well and good, but as stated above, Weil really knows absolutely nothing about Zero.
* VillainDecay: Notably averted compared to the previous series. While Wily and Sigma got hit with this ''hard'' due to reappearing as the BigBad and getting defeated over and over in their respective series, Weil never even made an appearance until TheStinger of the second game, and the player never got to fight him until the fourth and final game [[spoiler: and he still managed to take Zero with him, killing him for good...to some extent.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Subverted -- Most of the populace in the drama tracks were heavily implied to be completely distrusting of him, so he has a plan (see EvilPlan) that could make Zero and LaResistance look bad, making him the "hero". Upon his ascension into Neo Arcadia's leader, though, he further demonstrates to the people (and Zero) how much of a monster he truly was.
* WhatIsEvil: At the end of ''Zero 4'', Weil, the human, claims that Zero, a hero, could never kill a human. Unfortunately for Weil, Zero considered himself anything '''but''' a hero. Cue boss music!
* [[spoiler:WhoWantsToLiveForever: Dr. Weil is neither human nor Reploid. The armor he's wearing is self-regenerating, preventing him from dying and aging, and, coupled with an eternal exile on the WorldHalfEmpty, is punishment for "remaking" the world in the first place. This further fueled Weil's hatred; initially, he only targeted Reploids, but after gaining control of Neo Arcadia, he does everything he can to make '''everyone''' suffer.]]
* XanatosGambit: Sets a bomb on Copy X Mk. II, allowing him to take over Neo Arcadia should Zero beat the former.
* YouMonster: Ciel in ''Zero 4'', while meditating on the nature of Weil's Operation Ragnarok, after Zero defeated Pegasolta Eclair, wonders if he could possibly still be human after all he did.
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[[folder:'''Omega''']]
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-->''Ware wa meshia nari!"'' ("I am the messiah!")
--->''Voiced by Creator/JunichiSuwabe''

During the Elf Wars, Omega was created by Weil to exterminate the Reploid race; the bulky armor and the personality/program are Weil's original creations, but [[spoiler:inside the armor is Zero's original body.]] However, he was brought down in a joint attack by X and Zero, and launched into space. At the beginning of ''Zero 3'', Omega's ship crashes to Earth, and he is used by Weil to seek out the Dark Elf as part of his plan. However, Omega is eventually destroyed by Zero. He is the only final boss in both the ''Zero'' and ''ZX'' series to have three forms.

* AGodAmI: after passing the BishonenLine, Omega declares this with the above quote, which translates to "I am the Messiah!" Justified; after all the horrors he and his creator committed, the very few who survive the ordeal started calling him the "God of Destruction". [[spoiler:Which was what Zero was originally built to be.]] Also he was designed to become a "reploid messiah"; see TheParagon below.
* AttackDrone: His arms in his first form basically serve this role.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: In his second form, his only vulnerable point is his grey middle head.
* ArtShift: That his form after crossing the BishonenLine [[spoiler:appears as a PaletteSwap of the ''Zero Series''' Zero confirms that the ArtShift is meant to be retroactive.]]
* AxCrazy: We're talking Khorne Berserker level. His sole goal is to kill and to do his master's bidding.
* BadassCape
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: For his final form, you fight him in [[spoiler:[[WhereItAllBegan the intro level in Zero 1, where Zero was sealed]],]] now WreathedInFlames. [[spoiler: This was supposedly caused by his armour's explosion.]]
* TheBerserker: Ironically, exploiting this trope is the best way to kill his third form in Zero 3. ([[spoiler:Not in ''ZX'', as it's dialed UpToEleven.]])
* {{BFG}}: Of the ArmCannon variety in his OneWingedAngel form, mimicking ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', no less.
* {{BFS}}: in both his first and second forms, although the latter of which, strangely enough, ''he doesn't even use''. This is due to the restraints imposed by the GBA's capabilities.
* BishonenLine: After, you guessed it, a OneWingedAngel. Justified; [[spoiler: His first two forms are effectively a mech that he pilots, whereas his third form is his true body, which was Zero's original body, which is naturally stronger most other robots.]]
* BonusBoss: His [[spoiler:Omega Zero]] form returns for a hidden rematch in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''. He's had [[LightningBruiser lots of time]] [[UpToEleven to improve]].
* CallBack[=/=]IronicEcho: After you beat Omega's second form, you and his remnants fall into a familiar place...[[spoiler:The same lab where Zero was sealed, wreathed in flames. And then, suddenly a PillarOfLight shines up - mimicking Zero's unsealing in ''Zero 1'' - and then Omega Zero appears from the rubble, released from the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan "seal".]]]]
* CatchPhrase: "Ware wa meshia nari!" He even says this in his BonusBoss fight in ''ZX''.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: a rare villainous example. He was well-known for his armor's massive size (dubbed the largest Reploid in existence), and no one really knows that [[spoiler:the actual body wearing it is Zero's original body.]]
* ClimaxBoss: The only unsatisfying thing about his battle that Weil was ''still alive'' at the end of the game.
* ContinuityNod: All of Omega [[spoiler:''Zero's'']] attacks are [[spoiler:Zero's own [[ThemeDeck signature attacks]] from the ''X'' series.]] Including the ''much-forgotten'' [[spoiler:Z-buster (two shots + SwordBeam) combo.]]
** And the even more forgotten [[spoiler:Zero Final from the Xtreme games.]]
* CoupDeGraceCutscene: Inverted -- [[spoiler:After you successfully deplete Omega's last form's health bar, a cutscene will appear where Zero will try to attack Omega - only for the Dark Elf to protect him and regenerate him. Then the 4 Guardians come to attack Omega some more, and the Dark Elf's curse is finally gone. Then Zero gathers a small bit of strength back for him to deliver a single slash to finish Omega off...and you can control Zero during that part.]] In short, it turns the CoupDeGraceCutscene into ZeroEffortBoss.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Evidenced by the other tropes listed here, the story depicts him as the strongest Reploid in existence. In actual battle, though (even in his OneWingedAngel), he's a real pushover. The end of his BishounenLine, [[SubvertedTrope however...]]
** YMMV on the strength of his OneWingedAngel. Unless you've powered up a great deal (which will make even the BishonenLine a pushover), his attacks can be very punishing if you screw up.
** Merely having the Shadow Dash makes him (and to a lesser extent the BishonenLine) a push over.
*** All averted in ''ZX''. His long delay time between attacks was removed entirely, so that for the entire battle, he is continuously moving at SuperSpeed and throwing out one attack after another relentlessly. Not challenging enough for you? His previously useless PillarOfLight [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield beam]] now heals him. [[OhCrap Sometimes he'll use it several times in a row.]]
** Notably, he was originally planned to be a tougher enemy that was a lot more mobile, but the GBA's limitations meant he was restricted to just sitting still in his first two forms.
* DesperationAttack: If you see [[spoiler:Omega Zero]] rush at you with [[spoiler:a low-flying dash jump]], get the ''hell'' out of the way or be subjected to a 7-hit inescapable beatdown. On Hard mode, where you can't extend your life gauge, this attack is certain death. And in the ''ZX'' rematch, he will do this ''all the time'' at random. Lovely.
* DittoFighter: [[spoiler:Omega possesses Zero's original body for his third form, and uses quite a lot of Zero's skills from the X series.]]
* TheDragon: He fits the personality of the actual Dragons in stories: Mindless monster who will demolish everything in sight, yet is very loyal to his master.
** DragonInChief: While Weil is far from helpless or incompetent (bar [[VillainBall a few moments]]), Omega serves as the focus of the Resistance's attention and the final boss for the third game and his destruction completely destroys Weil's plot for said game.
* EvilCounterpart: To Zero.
* TheFaceless: The type of which his entire face is covered by armor. If it wasn't, then the game's {{reveal}} would have even less impact.
* FanNickname: [[PhysicalGod "The God of Destruction"]]. It's also [[RedBaron used in the game.]]
* FinalBoss: In ''Zero 3''.
* FusionDance: He's the only one who can draw out the Dark Elf's full power with her fusion [[spoiler:since the Dark Elf originated from Zero's original body.]]
* GangstaStyle: [[spoiler:Omega Zero holds his gun this way.]]
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Technically, since he's completely mindless (he's simply programmed to kill, period) and having destroyed the world once.
* GiantHandsOfDoom
* GoldenSuperMode: After he absorbed the Dark Elf, his color turns yellow and he becomes more durable.
* [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe: Inverted, as it was technically not a theft. Dr. Weil received Zero's body legally from the goverment for his proposed Project Elpis in order to create a Reploid to be the perfect ruler, by using the Mother Elf's program rewriting ability to control all Reploids in the world, avoiding them becoming Mavericks. Nobody knew that Weil set up the events for the Elf Wars and fooled everyone for his world conquest.]]
* GroundPound: In his BishonenLine, mimicking [[spoiler:''X'' series Zero.]]
* HumongousMecha: And his OneWingedAngel makes him more humongous.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''ware'' (see his quote above).
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Exiled One (Omega)". "Cannonball" is a secondary one, used for his [[spoiler:Omega Zero]] form.
** BossRemix: His first form's battle theme, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Omega Battle"]], of the former.
* MeaningfulName: His name means "the end", and he is his creator's instrument in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* MindManipulation[=/=]MindControlDevice: He can turn other reploids into mindless slaves (when he fused with the Dark Elf). Only reploids with virus countermeasures (Zero's are imperfect but still work, X and by extension the Guardians have the perfect countermeasures) can resist it. Dr. Weil uses him to [[spoiler:take control of all Reploids on the planet.]]
** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:He's the original body of Zero, and thus the originator of the Sigma Virus, which turns Reploids into Mavericks. In addition, the Dark Elf was originally the Mother Elf, the Anti-Sigma Virus, which was reverse-engineered from Zero's viral data inside his old body. And since X can resist the Sigma Virus due to his perfect virus countermeasures by Dr. Light, he also can resist Omega's MindManipulation. The 4 Guardians, being the extensions of X's soul, can do so as well.]]
* [[spoiler:MirrorBoss: With a twist!]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Ancient Dead Languages version. See MeaningfulName above.
* OneLetterName: Technically, [[GratuitousGreek one Greek letter name]] (Ω).
* OneWingedAngel: His second form is a gigantic 3-headed figure, and in battle, we can only see his head and upper body. [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070303135433/megaman/images/e/eb/Omega_Complete_sketches.jpg For reference.]]
* PaletteSwap: Upon absorbing the Dark Elf.
* TheParagon: According to the Official Complete Works, the Project Elpizo (Dr. Weil's project) is described as a project to make a reploid to become a perfect ruler using the power of the Mother Elf to control all the reploids in the world, avoiding them becoming Mavericks. The reploid was Omega. Of course, it's GoneHorriblyWrong.
* PersonOfMassDestruction
* PillarOfLight: [[spoiler:When Omega Zero is released and awakened, a pillar of light appears, [[CallBack mimicking Zero's resurrection from the first game]]. Then, in the last boss fight, he can use this as an attack, and also to protect himself.]]
* PoweredArmor
* PowerGlows: As [[spoiler:Omega Zero]], he glows white.
* PowerPalms: He has an opening in his hands that could fire rings of energy. [[spoiler:In his Omega Zero form,]] he also has knuckles similar to the Z-Knuckle of the fourth game (instead of a Z, he has a Ω), which is presumably used to focus his power (especially when he does the GroundPound attacks).
* RedEyesTakeWarning: As [[spoiler:Omega Zero.]]
* ReflectingLaser: One of his primary attacks in his first form.
* RoboticPsychopath: Major understatement.
* SayMyName: Before you fight his first form in the FinalBoss fight, he shouts Zero's name.
* SealedEvilInACan: If by "can" you mean "space".
** He himself is a "[[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan can]]", as the container for the Dark Elf. In an inversion, the Dark Elf's nature makes Omega the more evil one, instead of the other way around.
* {{Shoryuken}}: One of his attacks [[spoiler:as Omega Zero]].
* ShouldersOfDoom: [[OneWingedAngel Fusion]] Omega's shoulders are monstrous versions of X's and Zero's heads. Yeah.
* ShoutOut: Omega's finisher is [[StreetFighter Shun Goku Satsu]].
** It could also be a reference to [[spoiler:Zero Final from Xtreme 1 and 2.]]
** Omega's second form has different-coloured arms and white middle body. You know, there's [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} some other guy named Omega]] who has the same appearance. [[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke I mean, Omegamon.]] You probably won't get the catch easily, because Omegamon's name overseas is Omnimon.]][[/note]]
** Could also be a reference to the Hyper Slash Combo (fan nickname), which could be performed in Mega Man X 4 to 6 by rapidly performing two hits, dashing and repeating the sequence pretty much endlessly.
* SNKBoss: In {{MUGEN}} renditions, at least. [[spoiler:He comes much closer to this officially as ''ZX'''s BonusBoss. While the patterns to avoid his attacks aren't any different, they dialed up his speed and he fires off attacks at random, including his DesperationAttack and ''self-healing ability''.]]
* TheSpeechless: And every time he does speak, he only growls and rambles. Except twice after his powered armor has broken down, one his quotes above and second being confused with Dark Elf's changing into the Mother Elf.
-->''What is it Dark Elf?''
* SuperRobot: He fills all the criteria for being one, especially even more so after transforming into a even greater humongous mecha.
* SwordAndGun: His weapons in his BishonenLine.
* SwordBeam: In his BishonenLine, he can fire these after firing his buster two times. He can also fire smaller ones in midair that covers most of the screen.
* SwordPlant: One of his attacks in his first form.
* WaveMotionGun: In his second form, fired from his ArmCannon.
* WarmUpBoss: In the intro stage. Quite ironically, his first form at the end of the game fights almost identically with an extra attack, more health, and a gold PaletteSwap.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''The Eight Gentle Judges (Weil's Numbers)''']]
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Created by Dr. Weil, they were once the highest authority of the law in Neo Arcadia, leading the populace peacefully alongside X (both the original and the copy). After Dr. Weil returned, they were turned into [[KnightTemplar Knights Templar]] as the rest of the military.

* AnimalMotifs:
** Blazin' Flizzard: Frilled lizard
** Childre Inarabbita: KillerRabbit
** Deathtanz Mantisk: [[BigCreepyCrawlies Praying mantis]]
** Devilbat Schilt: BatOutOfHell
** Cubit Foxtar: {{Kitsune}}
** Tretista Kelverian: [[{{Hellhound}} Cerberus]]
** Volteel Biblio: PsychoElectricEel
* AttackDrone: Foxtar has 9 of these.
* AxCrazy: [[PsychoElectro Volteel]] is by far the most unhinged boss in the series. Well, maybe aside from Omega, that is. Mantisk isn't exactly very stable either.
** The Drama Tracks imply that their AxCrazy nature in Mega Man Zero 3 had more to do with Weil's reprogramming them. Prior to that, they were actually nice reploids (in fact, Mantisk also deliberately kept his scythearms dullened to match his reluctance to kill.)
* BadassCape: All of them have one.
* BilingualBonus: "Tretista" roughly means "three-headed" in Italian.
** "Biblio" roughly means "book" in Greek. Fitting, as his stage is in a library.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: By Dr. Weil.
* ContinuityNod[=/=][[ContinuityCameo Cameo]]: Dr. Weil summons them in ''Zero 4'' as his first form's special attack.
* DarkIsNotEvil: prior to being BrainwashedAndCrazy, Mantisk supposedly has this kind of characterization: demonic-looking both in and out of battle form, yet is a pacifist.
* DetachmentCombat: Tetrista Kelverian can deploy the [[strike:canine heads]] canines on his shoulders to attack Zero.
* DubNameChange: Devilbat was originally Hellbat.
* DumbMuscle: Kelverian shows some traits of this.
* EvilLaugh: After being brainwashed/reprogrammed by Weil, they start abusing this to a varying degree.
* FireIceLightning: A set of two for each element, plus a fourth pair for the non-elemental. It's the ''Zero'' tradition, after all...
** AnIcePerson: Childre and Le Cactank.
** NonElemental: Mantisk and Kelverian.
** PlayingWithFire: Flizard and Foxtar.
** ShockAndAwe: Schilt and Volteel.
* GratuitousGerman: Deathtanz Mantisk, with ''tanz'' being German word for ''dance''.
* FaceHeelTurn: Enforced by Dr. Weil's reprogramming.
* HisaoEgawa: Voices Tretista Kelverian.
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Glacier le Cactank in particular.
-->''Has the legendary hero stooped to thievery? How deplorable. As king of the Snow Plains, I do hereby judge your crime.''
-->(cue OneWingedAngel)
-->''I, Glacier Le Cactank, of Weil's Numbers, have reached a verdict. The punishment for thievery is death!''
* LargeAndInCharge: According to his ranking, Chief Judge, Kelverian.
* LightIsNotGood: After Dr.Weil's return, see ManInWhite.
* LukeIAmYourFather: According to the Drama Track ''Vile Incident: Eden Dome: It's Sin And Rebirth'', their creator was none other than Dr. Weil, which also explained why they simply exiled Omega to space rather than executing/retiring him.
* ManInWhite: In their humanoid forms.
* MartialPacifist: Mantisk, prior to being BrainwashedAndCrazy, was this, despite working as an executioner. He always hoped that all the lives he takes are a result of a right, fair judgement.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''Death'''tanz Mantisk, '''Devil'''bat Schilt.
* OneWingedAngel: ''All'' of them can do it, via a TransformationSequence.
* PowerCopying
** Blazin' Flizard: [[SpreadShot Burst Shot]] and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]
** Childre Inarabbita: [[SwordBeam Throw Blade]] and [[AnIcePerson Ice]]
** Devilbat Schilt: [[SwordPlant Saber Smash]] and [[ShockAndAwe Thunder]]
** Deathtanz Mantisk: [[DeathOfAThousandCuts 1000 Slash]] and Light
** Cubit Foxtar: [[DeathFromAbove Soul Launcher]] and DoubleJump
** Glacier le Cactank: [[OrbitingParticleShield Orbit Shield]] and Spike
** Volteel Biblio: [[SpreadShot V-Shot]] and [[{{Intangibility}} Shadow Dash]]
** Tetrista Kelverian: [[DeadlyLunge Gale Attack]] and Absorber
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* RousseauWasRight: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the drama tracks]], the Eight Gentle Judges were quite fair and benevolent until Weil came along; see BrainwashedAndCrazy above.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Listing all the variations would take too long. Just play it safe with the official English.
* TeleportSpam: Devilbat Schilt.
* WeaponOfChoice: Technically speaking...
** Deathtanz Mantisk: SinisterScythe
** Glacier le Cactank: EpicFlail
** Blazin' Flizard: PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Craft''']]
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-->''One person can't change the world. Heroes are a thing of the past...''
--->''Voiced by KentaMiyake''

With the death of Omega and the Guardians, Craft steps up as the new general of Weil's army. He only joined so that he can protect Neige, and sees heroes as "a thing of the past". He personally leads "Operation Ragnarok", with the 8 Einherjar Warriors under his command. Their plan is to obliterate all life outside Neo Arcadia in order to discourage the escaping citizens. [[spoiler:He later rebels against Weil, firing the [[KillSat Ragnarok satellite]] at Neo Arcadia, but was defeated by Zero before firing for a second time. Zero tells Craft that the two of them may be Reploids used for war, but they must place their trust in the people they believed in (X and Ciel in Zero's case) and let them be responsible for "changing the world."]]

* AllEncompassingMantle: In his first appearance.
* AMillionIsAStatistic: [[spoiler:He fired the Ragnarok at Neo Arcadia, trying to kill Dr. Weil. The attack, according to the manual, claimed 20,000,000 deaths of innocents. Yet the intended target ironically survives.]]
* {{Antivillain}}
* {{BFG}}: Which is nearly as large as he is, with a WaveMotionGun and a [[{{BFS}} big]] [[BayonetYa bayonet]] that can be launched.
* ConfusionFu: Fights with a very unorthodox attack pattern than can be hard to react to. It rather places his "commando"-like motif into perspective.
* TheDragon
** [[spoiler:BastardUnderstudy: Not inherently evil, however; he only turned against Weil out of love for Neige.]]
** DragonWithAnAgenda
** DragonInChief: As the field leader of the Operation Ragnarok, he gets more exposure and gives more direct threat than Weil himself (though he makes up for it in the last parts of the game).
** NobleTopEnforcer
* FingerlessGloves
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroesWantRedheads: He wants Neige. Although he just thinks that he's a hero.
* HonorBeforeReason: Inverted. According to Neige, Craft used to be a warrior that went by his own code, before being convinced that living under Dr. Weil's rule is better than being killed by Weil for defiance.
** ShootTheDog
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He's considerably taller than Neige.
* ILetYouWin: Zero believes that Craft held himself back when they first fought. [[{{Subverted}} Turns out]], he wasn't...well, take his own word for it anyway.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Neige, at least in the past.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Not acknowledged in-canon, but the fact is, there are ''very'' few people worth putting faith in, if the personalities of the caravaners and their BrokenAesop are any indication.
* LaserSight: Before he fires his WaveMotionGun, he'll aim it at your head with one. When you dash, the laser sight goes past you, and so does the WaveMotionGun itself, but you have to time your dash in order to avoid it.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Kraft".
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: After being talked out of working under Dr. Weil by Neige, he [[spoiler:destroys Neo Arcadia using Ragnarok, claiming thousands of lives, trying to take down Dr. Weil.]] Dr. Weil even lampshades this by stating "Turned by the sweet words of a woman!" when he was betrayed.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: His FinishingMove, fired from above, which has the possibility to hit the entire screen, with very few openings for dodging.
** Even better, he lifts himself into the air by ''firing his WaveMotionGun into the ground.'' [[YouFailPhysicsForever And flies in the same direction as the blast.]]
* MoralityPet: Neige.
* RecursiveAmmo: One of his attacks involves throwing a bomb that splits into 6 and scatters away.
* RoboShip: {{invoked}} With Neige.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Kraft" in the Japanese version, which in German means [[MeaningfulName "power" and "strength"]]. In America, on the other hand, it's associated with a brand of cheese, so this one was probably for the better.
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: He can phase through Zero while doing this.
* WakeUpCallBoss: At least when compared to the 4 main bosses (and 2 intro bosses, if you really want to count it) you have to beat before him. He has many nasty attacks, a quick dash, and 3 bars of health. Even in his second fight, where you've got most of the useful techniques, he still proves to be a real threat.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Einherjar Eight Warriors''']]
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The local QuirkyMinibossSquad of ''Zero 4'' and Craft's EliteMooks. Assigned by Dr. Weil to attack Area Zero.

* AnimalMotifs: excluding Mandrago and Titanion, we have...
** BigBadassWolf: Fenri Lunaedge.
** EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Tech Kraken, although he isn't actually squishy...
** FeatheredFiend: Popla Cocapetri
** ALoadOfBull: Mino Magnus.
** {{Pegasus}}: Pegasolta Eclair
** TurtlePower: Heat Genblem.
* AnAxeToGrind: Again, Mino Magnus.
* AxCrazy: Sol Titanion.
** Her FreudianExcuse also ends up becoming extremely ironic in terms of who she's serving, as the reason she's AxCrazy was because a scouting unit commissioned by Dr. Weil basically invaded the artificial sun she and a twin of hers was maintaining and killed her twin, causing her to go mad and destroy them to avenge her twin.
* AvengingTheVillain: Tech Kraken, trying to avenge Phantom. Interestingly, neither of them are fully "villains". He even encourages Zero to stop Weil after his second defeat.
** RevengeBeforeReason
* BeamSpam: Heat Genblem uses a ridiculously long lasting beam cannon which he fires while spinning. Even his stage is a Particle Beam cannon, and reminiscent of Quick Man's stage from ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'', minus the OneHitKill beams, though there are still beams a-plenty.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Fenri again.
** Also Pegasolta Eclair.
* CorridorCubbyholeRun: Genblem's stage.
* DetachmentCombat: Magnaxe can split into five parts, four of which are used to attack Zero.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Fenri can create clones of himself made of ice.
* TheDragon: Heat Genblem, the most loyal to Craft.
* ElementalPowers
** Fenri Lunaedge: [[AnIcePerson Ice]]
** Mino Magnus: [[ExtraOreDinary Metal]], though functionally, it's Lightning.
** Popla Cocapetri: [[TimeMaster Time]]
*** In-game, NonElemental.
** Noble Mandrago: [[GreenThumb Nature]], well, really, nanomachines simulating nature.
*** NonElemental in-game.
** Sol Titanion: [[KillItWithFire Fire]]
** Pegasolta Eclair: [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]]
** Tech Kraken: [[MakingASplash Water]][=/=][[AnIcePerson Ice]]
** Heat Genblem: [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: most of Titanion's attacks.
** Also Genblem with his infamous spinning laser beam attack.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Pegasolta Eclair claims that the un-beautiful things shall go down.
* FlunkyBoss: Mandrago can fire seeds to the soil around the boss room that will grow into either flowers that can shoot bullets or venus flytraps that can snare you. She can also summon [[BeeBeeGun bees]] by firing some brown goo (possibly honey-like) at you.
** Also Cocapetri, who apparently can lay down robotic eggs which can run around, trying to hurt you.
* TheFourGods: Heat Genblem is loosely named after Xuán Wǔ/Genbu, the turtle.
** He's less loosely based off of [[StreetFighter Ryu]] and {{Gamera}}.
* HairTriggerTemper: Cocapetri
* HealingFactor: Mandrago is able to heal a small amount of her health, if you play in the right weather.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** TetsuyaKakihara: Fenri Lunaedge.
** SakiNakajima: Sol Titanion.
* HotBlooded: Fenri, despite being an ice boss. The voice helps a lot, considering he's [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]...[[note]]Or, rather, another ice-elemental character with the same voice, [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Jin Kisaragi]].[[/note]]
* HulkSpeak: Mino Magnus combines this with a VerbalTic, in this case a roar of "[[{{Kiai}} Ndooooooh!]]".
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Genblem.
* TheMaze: The first half of Kraken's level.
* {{Mook}}: Zero refers to them as such.
* NorseMythology: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einherjar einherjar]] are those that have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries. They prepare daily for the events of Ragnarök, when they will advance for an immense battle.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Sol Titanion, a robotic version.
* PerfectPlayAI: Genblem.
* PlayfulHacker: Cocapetri.
* PowerCopying
** Popla Cocapetri: [[TimeStandsStill Time Stopper]]
** Mino Magnus: Tractor Shot
** Sol Titanion: [[SpreadShot Burning Shot]]
** Tech Kraken: [[DeathOfAThousandCuts Ice Javelin]]
** Noble Mandrago: [[SwordPlant Sky Chaser]]
** Pegasolta Eclair: Thunder Stab
** Heat Genblem: [[{{Shoryuken}} Flame Fang]]
** Fenri Lunaedge: [[SwordBeam Ice Blade]]
* PsychoPrototype: Fenri Lunaedge, according to the [[AllThereInTheManual Mega Man Zero Official Complete Works]], was supposed to be a fusion between a reploid and a prototype Cyber Elf, but the fusion as well as a glitch within the Cyber Elf's programming...well, drove him rabid.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* RollingAttack: One of Fenri's attacks.
* SmugSnake: Pegasolta Eclair is so vain and proud of his "beauty". Also, in-game, almost whenever he floats, he has a tendency to quickly fly upward everytime you try to land a hit. Annoying? Right.
* SpeechImpediment: Magnus talks really, ''really'' slowly. Throughout the entire game, nobody (including his allies) has the patience to let him finish a thought. Also, while Zero typically remains silent during a stage boss's pre-fight speech, he will cut Magnus off.
* TakenForGranite: Cocapetri's signature attack, considering he's a cockatrice.
** TimeStandsStill: Not explicitly stopping time, but his ultimate move includes "petrifying" all the stage (as the whole stage turns grey). Zero's EX Skill from him, Time Stopper, also qualifies.
* ThisIsADrill: Mandrago's "feet" are actually a drill split in two.
* WeatherControlMachine: Pegasolta Eclair's mission has Zero disabling this. Titanion is an arguable case, with an artificial sun.
* WorthyOpponent: in the end, Kraken doesn't want anymore revenge, he just wants to see the power that defeated Phantom.
[[/folder]]
[[Characters/MegaManZeroAntagonists Antagonists]]

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** Blazin' Flizard: [[SpreadShot Burst Shot]]
** Childre Inarabbita: [[SwordBeam Throw Blade]]
** Devilbat Schilt: [[SwordPlant Saber Smash]]

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** Blazin' Flizard: [[SpreadShot Burst Shot]]
Shot]] and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]
** Childre Inarabbita: [[SwordBeam Throw Blade]]
Blade]] and [[AnIcePerson Ice]]
** Devilbat Schilt: [[SwordPlant Saber Smash]]Smash]] and [[ShockAndAwe Thunder]]



** Glacier le Cactank: [[ReverseShrapnel Orbit Shield]] and Spike

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** Glacier le Cactank: [[ReverseShrapnel [[OrbitingParticleShield Orbit Shield]] and Spike
8th Feb '14 4:47:06 AM GreatGuts
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** Volteel Biblio: [[SpreadShot V-Shot]] and [[[{{Intangibility}} Shadow Dash]]

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** Volteel Biblio: [[SpreadShot V-Shot]] and [[[{{Intangibility}} [[{{Intangibility}} Shadow Dash]]
8th Feb '14 4:46:14 AM GreatGuts
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** Childre Inarabbita: [[SwordBeam Throw Blade]]

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** Childre Inarabbita: [[SwordBeam Throw Blade]]Blade]]



** Deathtanz Mantisk: [[DeathOfAThousandCuts 1000 Slash]]
** Cubit Foxtar: [[DeathFromAbove Soul Launcher]]
** Glacier le Cactank: [[ReverseShrapnel Orbit Shield]]
** Volteel Biblio: [[SpreadShot V-Shot]]
** Tetrista Kelverian: [[DeadlyLunge Gale Attack]]

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** Deathtanz Mantisk: [[DeathOfAThousandCuts 1000 Slash]]
Slash]] and Light
** Cubit Foxtar: [[DeathFromAbove Soul Launcher]]
Launcher]] and DoubleJump
** Glacier le Cactank: [[ReverseShrapnel Orbit Shield]]
Shield]] and Spike
** Volteel Biblio: [[SpreadShot V-Shot]]
V-Shot]] and [[[{{Intangibility}} Shadow Dash]]
** Tetrista Kelverian: [[DeadlyLunge Gale Attack]]Attack]] and Absorber
8th Feb '14 4:00:35 AM SLthePyro
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* ConfusionFu: Weil has a patently absurd number of attack types for something from the ''Mega Man'' series, and the only non-random factor that determines which one he'll use is [[TurnsRed going under half HP]]. Depending on how kind the RNG is to you, the finale of the ''Zero'' series will be anywhere between a big anticlimax or a massive headache.



* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Upon becoming the ruler of Neo Arcadia, he strives upon bringing suffering and despair to its citizens with his iron-fist rule, to take revenge on them because of what they've done to him [[note]]they put him in a suit that could regenerate him, prevented him from aging and dying, and they also converted his memories into data, and then he's left into exile in the barren wasteland [[ItsAllAboutME he made himself]] from the events of the Elf Wars[[/note]]. He also admits [[spoiler:after brainwashing all Reploids]] that he genuinely enjoyed the destruction caused by the Elf Wars.

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* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Upon becoming the ruler of Neo Arcadia, he strives upon bringing suffering and despair to its citizens with his iron-fist rule, to take revenge on them because of what they've done to him [[note]]they put him in a suit that could regenerate him, prevented him from aging and dying, and they also converted his memories into data, and then he's left into exile in the barren wasteland [[ItsAllAboutME [[ItsAllAboutMe he made himself]] from the events of the Elf Wars[[/note]]. He also admits [[spoiler:after brainwashing all Reploids]] that he genuinely enjoyed the destruction caused by the Elf Wars.



** Most noticable is his inability to think that a robot would try to kill a human. Clearly he doesn't realise that Zero doesn't consider himself a hero, and being a ''Reploid'', Zero has no reason not to kill. Then again, he's probably just [[ItsAllAboutMe using it as an excuse for his ego.]]

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** Most noticable noticeable is his inability to think that a robot would try to kill a human. Clearly he doesn't realise that Zero doesn't consider himself a hero, and being a ''Reploid'', Zero has no reason not to kill. Then again, he's probably just [[ItsAllAboutMe using it as an excuse for his ego.]]
2nd Feb '14 1:15:41 PM Prfnoff
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''Alouette voiced by RyoHirohashi (in one of the dramas)''\\

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''Alouette voiced by RyoHirohashi Creator/RyoHirohashi (in one of the dramas)''\\
31st Jan '14 1:59:07 AM PlagueTheDarkAngel
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** His motivation for starting the Elf Wars was that he believed the Reploids (as well as the humans) engaged in the Maverick Wars had been foolish for causing such massive destruction over what he considered to be "trivial" matters and should be wiped out, with a utopia for the survivors (that he would rule, of course) built on their corpses. The opposing plan to end the Maverick Wars was to basically install anti-virus software and call things even, which didn't sit well with him. On the surface, it makes sense; each X series game chronologically takes place a few months after the last one, meaning not even half a decade had passed since Reploids were made before Sigma caused multiple wars and a ColonyDrop. But similar to how Weil fails to grasp that his exile was his own fault, the wars were humanity's fault for making Reploids so powerful in the first place. In addition, he doesn't seem to consider the millions of Reploids who simply wish to live in peace, instead blaming an entire race for what terrorist and criminal members of their race chose to do. Even his justification becomes more than a little flimsy when one considers that almost all the maverick incidents were caused not by Reploids choosing to rebel, but by them being driven insane/controlled by The Sigma Virus, which was public knowledge at the time of X3, and it's connection to Zero and his HUMAN creator after X5. So, not only are the Reploids not responsible, but due to the influence of the virus, even many of the Mavericks and Sigma himself aren't responsible.

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** His motivation for starting the Elf Wars was that he believed the Reploids (as well as the humans) engaged in the Maverick Wars had been foolish for causing such massive destruction over what he considered to be "trivial" matters and should be wiped out, with a utopia for the survivors (that he would rule, of course) built on their corpses. The opposing plan to end the Maverick Wars was to basically install anti-virus software and call things even, which didn't sit well with him. On the surface, it makes sense; each X series game chronologically takes place a few months after the last one, meaning not even half a decade had passed since Reploids were made before Sigma caused multiple wars and a ColonyDrop. But similar to how Weil fails to grasp that his exile was his own fault, the wars were humanity's fault for making Reploids so powerful in the first place. In addition, he doesn't seem to consider the millions of Reploids who simply wish to live in peace, instead blaming an entire race for what terrorist and criminal members of their race chose to do. Even his justification becomes more than a little flimsy when one considers that almost all the maverick incidents were caused not by Reploids choosing to rebel, but by them being driven insane/controlled by The Sigma Virus, which was public knowledge at the time of X3, and it's connection to Zero and his HUMAN creator after X5. So, not only are the Reploids not responsible, but due to the influence of the virus, even many of the Mavericks and even Sigma himself aren't responsible.
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** His motivation for starting the Elf Wars was that he believed the Reploids (as well as the humans) engaged in the Maverick Wars had been foolish for causing such massive destruction over what he considered to be "trivial" matters and should be wiped out, with a utopia for the survivors (that he would rule, of course) built on their corpses. The opposing plan to end the Maverick Wars was to basically install anti-virus software and call things even, which didn't sit well with him. On the surface, it makes sense; each X series game chronologically takes place a few months after the last one, meaning not even half a decade had passed since Reploids were made before Sigma caused multiple wars and a ColonyDrop. But similar to how Weil fails to grasp that his exile was his own fault, the wars were humanity's fault for making Reploids so powerful in the first place.

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** His motivation for starting the Elf Wars was that he believed the Reploids (as well as the humans) engaged in the Maverick Wars had been foolish for causing such massive destruction over what he considered to be "trivial" matters and should be wiped out, with a utopia for the survivors (that he would rule, of course) built on their corpses. The opposing plan to end the Maverick Wars was to basically install anti-virus software and call things even, which didn't sit well with him. On the surface, it makes sense; each X series game chronologically takes place a few months after the last one, meaning not even half a decade had passed since Reploids were made before Sigma caused multiple wars and a ColonyDrop. But similar to how Weil fails to grasp that his exile was his own fault, the wars were humanity's fault for making Reploids so powerful in the first place. In addition, he doesn't seem to consider the millions of Reploids who simply wish to live in peace, instead blaming an entire race for what terrorist and criminal members of their race chose to do. Even his justification becomes more than a little flimsy when one considers that almost all the maverick incidents were caused not by Reploids choosing to rebel, but by them being driven insane/controlled by The Sigma Virus, which was public knowledge at the time of X3, and it's connection to Zero and his HUMAN creator after X5. So, not only are the Reploids not responsible, but due to the influence of the virus, even many of the Mavericks and Sigma himself aren't responsible.
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