History Videogame / MegamanX4

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* Frost Walrus of Repliforce, gives [[ElementalBarrier Frost Tower]] to X, and [[AnIcePerson Hyou]][[retsuzan]] to Zero; is weak to Rising Fire / Ryuenjin.

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* Frost Walrus of Repliforce, gives [[ElementalBarrier Frost Tower]] to X, and [[AnIcePerson Hyou]][[retsuzan]] Hyou]][[SwordPlant retsuzan]] to Zero; is weak to Rising Fire / Ryuenjin.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyFeS-9zOiA The Japanese commercial]] for this game shows the infamous scene where [[spoiler:Zero yells "WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOR?!" while cradling Iris's corpse.]]

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyFeS-9zOiA The Japanese commercial]] for this game shows the infamous scene where [[spoiler:Zero yells "WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOR?!" while [[CradlingYourKill cradling Iris's corpse.]]]]]]
22nd Feb '17 6:25:39 AM Getta
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[[ExtyYearsFromNow In the year 21XX]], two major Reploid organizations exist to counter Maverick activity -- the Maverick Hunters including X and Zero, and the Repliforce. During this time, Zero got to know Iris, the sister of the Repliforce Colonel. One day, the aerial Sky Lagoon is suddenly attacked, causing it to crash to the ground. As Repliforce was in the area, the Colonel is asked to disarm his men and come in for questioning; however, he refuses due to his pride. To make matters worse, the Repliforce General launches a coup d'état to start a nation only for Reploids, which immediately causes the entirety of Repliforce to be labeled as Mavericks, forcing the Maverick Hunters to turn against their allies.

Mavericks:

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[[ExtyYearsFromNow In the year 21XX]], two major Reploid organizations exist to counter Maverick activity -- the Maverick Hunters including X and Zero, and the new group, Repliforce. During this time, Some time before the game, Zero got to know Iris, the sister of the Repliforce Colonel. One day, the aerial Sky Lagoon is suddenly attacked, causing it to crash to the ground. As Repliforce was in the area, they're suspected to be responsible and the Colonel is asked to disarm his men and come in for questioning; however, he refuses due to his pride. To make matters worse, the Repliforce General launches a coup d'état to start a nation only for Reploids, which immediately causes the entirety of Repliforce to be labeled as Mavericks, forcing the Maverick Hunters to turn against their allies.

Mavericks:Maverick bosses:



* Magma Dragoon of the 14th Special Unit, gives [[PlayingWithFire Rising Fire]] to X, and [[FlamingSword Ryuenjin]] to Zero; is weak to Double Cyclone / Raijingeki.
* Storm Owl of Repliforce, gives [[RazorWind Double Cyclone]] to X, and Tenkuuha to Zero; is weak to Aiming Laser / Rakuhouha.



* Frost Walrus of Repliforce, gives [[ElementalBarrier Frost Tower]] to X, and [[AnIcePerson Hyouretsuzan]] to Zero; is weak to Rising Fire / Ryuenjin.

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* Cyber Peacock, gives [[PlayerGuidedMissile Aiming]] [[FrickinLaserBeams Laser]] to X, and [[SmartBomb Raku]][[GroundPound houha]] to Zero; is weak to Soul Body / Ryuenjin.
* Storm Owl of Repliforce, gives [[RazorWind Double Cyclone]] to X, and [[ParryingBullets Tenkuuha]] to Zero; is weak to Aiming Laser / Rakuhouha.
* Magma Dragoon of the 14th Special Unit, gives [[PlayingWithFire Rising Fire]] to X, and [[FlamingSword Ryuen]][[{{Shoryuken}} jin]] to Zero; is weak to Double Cyclone / Raijingeki.
* Frost Walrus of Repliforce, gives [[ElementalBarrier Frost Tower]] to X, and [[AnIcePerson Hyouretsuzan]] Hyou]][[retsuzan]] to Zero; is weak to Rising Fire / Ryuenjin.Ryuenjin.
* Jet Stingray of Repliforce, gives [[AttackDrone Ground Hunter]] to X, and [[VideoGameDashing Hienkyaku]] to Zero; is weak to Frost Tower / Hyouretsuzan.



* Jet Stingray of Repliforce, gives [[MookMaker Ground Hunter]] to X, and [[VideoGameDashing Hienkyaku]] to Zero; is weak to Frost Tower / Hyouretsuzan.
* Cyber Peacock, gives [[PlayerGuidedMissile Aiming]] [[FrickinLaserBeams Laser]] to X, and [[SmartBomb Rakuhouha]] to Zero; is weak to Soul Body / Ryuenjin.



!! Tropes:

* AllThereInTheManual: Did you know that Colonel and Iris were designed to be one perfect Reploid by scientists working for Repliforce? And that said Reploid was supposed to be based on X? The irreconcilable personalities meant the project needed to be [[SplitAtBirth split]] to allow any sort of functionality, with Colonel gaining X's fighting spirit and sense of justice, whereas Iris retained X's compassion and pacifism. This is also evident in their relationship to Zero, as Colonel is TheRival to Zero, whereas Iris acts as a [[TrueCompanions True Companion]] to Zero.

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!! Tropes:

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* AllThereInTheManual: Did you know that Colonel and Iris were designed to be one perfect Reploid by scientists working for Repliforce? And that said Reploid was supposed to be based on X? The irreconcilable personalities meant the project needed to be [[SplitAtBirth split]] to allow any sort of functionality, with Colonel gaining X's fighting spirit and sense of justice, whereas Iris retained X's compassion and pacifism. This is also evident in their relationship to Zero, as Colonel is TheRival to Zero, whereas Iris acts as a [[TrueCompanions True Companion]] to Zero. This is also what causes Colonel to decide to go to war instead of disarming himself and the Repliforce; he literally can't opt for a peaceful solution.



* BilingualBonus: All of Zero's sword techniques retain their original Japanese names; for instance, Raijingeki translates to ''"Thunder God Attack"'' and Ryuenjin means ''"Dragon Flame Blade"''.

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* BilingualBonus: All of Zero's sword techniques retain their original Japanese names; for instance, Raijingeki translates to ''"Thunder "Thunder God Attack"'' Attack" and Ryuenjin means ''"Dragon "Dragon Flame Blade"''.Blade".



* BossArenaUrgency: The mini-boss of Split Mushroom's stage is fought over platforms above SpikesOfDoom where the boss flies beneath those platforms and then jumps up to attack you, crushing part of the platform in the process; [[IncreasinglyLethalEnemy if you don't defeat it quickly]], you'll end up with less and less moving room.



* CoolAirship: Many of them can be seen in the background of Storm Owl and the Space Port stages; they're apparently fish-shaped airships.
* CoresAndTurretsBoss:
** The mini-boss of Storm Owl's stage is a periodically opening-and-closing core on the wall which summons multiple WaveMotionGun-shooting drones to distract you.
** [[spoiler:Iris's boss battle is like this; she can only be damaged by attacking its outer crystal core, while her Ride Armor-like body acts as the "turret" that also summons floating mines if you attack it.]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: For the first time, the Maverick label is used on a group not infected with the Sigma Virus[[note]]The Mavericks in ''X'' and ''X2'' are all but {{retcon}}ned to have been infected[[/note]] (though Repliforce may or may not have brought it on themselves by being so stubborn) and Zero's ties to Dr. Wily are revealed, not to mention [[spoiler:Iris' death, which would continue to haunt Zero after the game.]]
* DesignatedLoveInterest: Iris to Zero; they got together sometime between ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' and this game, and don't share much romantic screentime in the game proper [[spoiler:before Iris's death]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: For the first time, the Maverick label is used on a group not infected with the Sigma Virus[[note]]The Mavericks in ''X'' and ''X2'' are all genuinely having flawed programming (whether by itself or due to Maverick Virus), but {{retcon}}ned to have been infected[[/note]] (though Repliforce may or may not have brought it merely rebellious (albeit on themselves by being so stubborn) an army-scale) and Zero's ties to Dr. Wily are revealed, not to mention [[spoiler:Iris' death, which would continue to haunt Zero after the game.]]
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* DesignatedLoveInterest: Iris to Zero; they got together sometime between ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' and this game, and don't share much romantic screentime in the game proper [[spoiler:before Iris's death]].



* DreamIntro: Zero's storyline starts with him having a nightmare of a mysterious figure telling him to destroy the world.
* EasyLevelsHardBosses: When playing as Zero. The Z-Saber's precision makes him great in the main stages, but since he gains new ''moves'' rather than new weapons, he can't always exploit the bosses' weaknesses. He has no animation-interrupting move against Slash Beast and Magma Dragoon, for instance.
* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler:Sigma]] in his [[VillainOpeningScene introductory scene]] with the General after the General dismisses him, but not before [[spoiler:Sigma]] assures that the General would soon change his mind about the Maverick Hunters. And he laughs again when he realizes that the General has taken action against the Maverick Hunters in his speech to Repliforce.
** Also, [[spoiler:[[TheMole Double]]]] laughs after he reveals his true form and slaughters some Reploids at Hunter Base, vowing to target X.

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* DreamIntro: Zero's storyline starts with him having [[NightmareSequence a nightmare nightmare]] of a mysterious figure telling him to destroy the world.
world, as well as [[FlashbackNightmare his past, involving lovely shots of]] [[BodyHorror mutilated Reploids by his own hands]].
* DualBoss: Sigma's third phase has 2 forms, one is a robotic gunner with his face on top, and another is his giant disembodied head that lies on the ground. They have separate health bars, as well.
* EasyLevelsHardBosses: When playing as Zero. The Z-Saber's precision makes and his multiple movement options make him great in the main stages, but since he gains new ''moves'' rather than new weapons, he can't always exploit the bosses' weaknesses. He has no animation-interrupting move against Slash Beast and Magma Dragoon, for instance.
* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler:Sigma]] Sigma in his [[VillainOpeningScene introductory scene]] with the General after the General dismisses him, but not before [[spoiler:Sigma]] Sigma assures that the General would soon change his mind about the Maverick Hunters. And he laughs again when he realizes that the General has taken action against the Maverick Hunters in his speech to Repliforce.
** Also, [[spoiler:[[TheMole Double]]]] laughs after he reveals his true form and slaughters some Reploids at Hunter Base, vowing to target X.



* EyeBeams: Sigma in the second phase can attack with this.



* {{Fauxshadow}}: Happened unintentionally. X, in his ending, tells Zero to retire him if he ever goes Maverick. This is supposed to come to pass in ''Videogame/MegaManZero'' as the original BigBad is the real X who loses his compassion due to countless wars and becomes a KnightTemplar and Zero has to stop him, instead of the copy of X (what ends up happening).



* FeatheredFiend: Cyber Peacock and Storm Owl.



* FlunkyBoss: Web Spider and Jet Stingray can shoot out spider and stingray drones respectively. Meanwhile, Split Mushroom can deploy multicolored clones of himself, as well as creating a real body double.

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* FlunkyBoss: Web Spider and Jet Stingray can shoot out spider and stingray drones respectively. Meanwhile, Split Mushroom can [[SelfDuplication deploy multicolored clones of himself, as well as creating a real body double.]]



* TheGrimReaper: [[spoiler:Sigma]] disguises himself in a Grim Reaper motif, complete with black robes, [[TheFaceless shadowed face]], and a [[SinisterScythe Sinister]] [[LaserBlade Laser Scythe]].
* HardLevelsEasyBosses: When playing as X. As usual, you can rip through bosses like nothing if you know their weaknesses, many of which [[AIBreaker interrupt the boss's attacks,]] and even weaken them beyond damage dealt.

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* TheGrimReaper: [[spoiler:Sigma]] Sigma disguises himself in a Grim Reaper motif, complete with black robes, BlackCloak, [[TheFaceless shadowed face]], and a [[SinisterScythe Sinister]] [[LaserBlade Laser Scythe]].
* HardLevelsEasyBosses: When playing as X. As usual, you can rip through bosses like nothing if you know their weaknesses, many of which [[AIBreaker interrupt the boss's attacks,]] and even weaken them beyond damage dealt. He has to struggle in the levels, however, because he's not as agile as Zero and can (mostly) only attack things in front of him.



* [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Sigma]]: The games cutscenes make it clear right off the bat that Sigma is alive and is going to be the real villain of the game, but X and Zero don't find that out until they fight him at Final Weapon. Split Mushroom [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this if you're playing as X.

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* [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Sigma]]: The games cutscenes make it clear right off the bat that Sigma is alive and is going to be the real villain of the game, but X and Zero don't find that out until they fight him at Final Weapon. Split Mushroom [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this if you're playing as X.X; the Sigma logo also appears in his health bar (Magma Dragoon and Cyber Peacock have it too) instead of the Repliforce logo.



* LightningBruiser: Slash Beast is quite strong and hardy, and fast enough to outrun a moving train. Magma Dragoon as well.

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* LightningBruiser: Slash Beast is quite strong and hardy, and fast enough to [[RacingTheTrain outrun a moving train.train]]. Magma Dragoon as well.



* NightmareSequence: Zero's opening cutscene starts with one of these.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Double]].

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Double]].[[spoiler:Double seems gullible and clumsy, but he's actually a competent mole and a dangerous fighter]].



* PowerupMount: This game introduces 2 [[MiniMecha Ride Armors]]: Raiden attacks with a chargeable LaserBlade [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Below The Shoulder]] and can be used to crush some train cars in Slash Beast's stage and be brought into Magma Dragoon's boss battle. And Eagle is a flying variant with a chargeable ArmCannon, available in Storm Owl's stage. There's also the Ride Chaser high speed bike section in Jet Stingray's stage; you use it to chase him.



* SadBattleMusic: The [[spoiler:Zero vs Iris]] theme pretty much points out that it's a tragic battle. To a lesser extent, the vs Colonel and General theme; while suitably epic, it also has the vibes of a battle that shouldn't happen from the start.



* SinisterScythe: [[spoiler:[[BigBad Sigma]]]] uses a [[LaserBlade Laser Scythe]].

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* SinisterScythe: [[spoiler:[[BigBad Sigma]]]] [[BigBad Sigma]] uses a [[LaserBlade Laser Scythe]].



** A [[ChargedAttack fully charged]] Twin Slasher can be used to break away heavy stone blocks.

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** A [[ChargedAttack fully charged]] Twin Slasher Slasher, or Shippuuga, can be used to break away heavy stone blocks.blocks.
* VideogameSettings
** {{Cyberspace}}: Cyber Peacock's stage.
** JungleJapes: Web Spider's stage.
** LethalLavaLand: Magma Dragoon's stage.
** LevelsTakeFlight: Storm Owl's stage.
** LocomotiveLevel: Slash Beast's stage.
** MadScientistLaboratory: Split Mushroom's stage is an abandoned lab full of biological horrors.
** SlippySlideyIceWorld: Frost Walrus' stage.
20th Feb '17 3:04:56 AM Getta
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* HonorBeforeReason: After the Sky Lagoon incident, Colonel refuses to disarm his troops to come in for questioning out of pride, which, [[AllThereInTheManual combined with their lacklustre performance on the field]], which makes Repliforce as a whole look suspicious.

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* HonorBeforeReason: After the Sky Lagoon incident, Colonel refuses to disarm his troops to come in for questioning out of pride, which, [[AllThereInTheManual combined with their lacklustre performance on the field]], which makes Repliforce as a whole look suspicious. Justified, however, in that (as the manual has stated) he was built without the supposed capability of compassion and pacifism that he was supposed to have, thus he lacked the capability of peaceful reasoning.
25th Jan '17 8:00:41 AM contrafanxxx
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* NightmareSequence: Zero's opening cutscene starts with one of these.
14th Aug '16 3:33:42 AM MissConception
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''Mega Man X4'' is the fourth entry in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn on July 1997 in Japan, August 1997 in North America, and October 1997 in Europe. It was also the first ''Mega Man X'' game not to be released on the UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem.

[[ExtyYearsFromNow In the year 21XX]], two large reploid armies to combat the outbreak of Mavericks exist, the Maverick Hunters including X and Zero, and the Repliforce. The two great organizations have worked together several times to counter Maverick activity, and it was during this time that Zero gets to know the Colonel and his sister Iris of the Repliforce. With the Maverick Hunters, X has also befriended a new ally, a clumsy rookie named Double.

But one day, the aerial city of Sky Lagoon is targeted by Mavericks, causing it to crash to the earth causing thousands of causalities. As Repliforce was in the area during the attack, they are asked to disarm themselves and come in for questioning; however, the Colonel refuses due to his pride. To make matters worse, the Repliforce leader, General, launches a coup d'état to start a nation only for Reploids to exist, which soon causes him and the entirety of Repliforce to be labeled as Mavericks by the government, forcing the Maverick Hunters to turn against their once allies.

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''Mega Man X4'' is the fourth entry in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn on July August 1997 in Japan, August September 1997 in North America, and October 1997 in Europe. It was also the first ''Mega Man X'' game not to be released on the UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem.

[[ExtyYearsFromNow In the year 21XX]], two large reploid armies major Reploid organizations exist to combat the outbreak of Mavericks exist, counter Maverick activity -- the Maverick Hunters including X and Zero, and the Repliforce. The two great organizations have worked together several times to counter Maverick activity, and it was during During this time that time, Zero gets got to know Iris, the Colonel and his sister Iris of the Repliforce. With the Maverick Hunters, X has also befriended a new ally, a clumsy rookie named Double.

But one
Repliforce Colonel. One day, the aerial city of Sky Lagoon is targeted by Mavericks, suddenly attacked, causing it to crash to the earth causing thousands of causalities. ground. As Repliforce was in the area during area, the attack, they are Colonel is asked to disarm themselves his men and come in for questioning; however, the Colonel he refuses due to his pride. To make matters worse, the Repliforce leader, General, General launches a coup d'état to start a nation only for Reploids to exist, Reploids, which soon immediately causes him and the entirety of Repliforce to be labeled as Mavericks by the government, Mavericks, forcing the Maverick Hunters to turn against their once allies.



* Split Mushroom of Sigma's forces, gives [[SelfDuplication Soul Body]] to X, and [[SpinAttack Kuuenzan]] (as well as [[DoubleJump Kuuenbu]]) to Zero; is weak to Lightning Web / Raijingeki.

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* Split Mushroom of Sigma's forces, Mushroom, gives [[SelfDuplication Soul Body]] to X, and [[SpinAttack Kuuenzan]] (as well as [[DoubleJump Kuuenbu]]) to Zero; is weak to Lightning Web / Raijingeki.



* Cyber Peacock of Sigma's forces, gives [[PlayerGuidedMissile Aiming]] [[FrickinLaserBeams Laser]] to X, and [[SmartBomb Rakuhouha]] to Zero; is weak to Soul Body / Ryuenjin.

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* Cyber Peacock of Sigma's forces, Peacock, gives [[PlayerGuidedMissile Aiming]] [[FrickinLaserBeams Laser]] to X, and [[SmartBomb Rakuhouha]] to Zero; is weak to Soul Body / Ryuenjin.



* AllThereInTheManual: Did you know that Colonel and Iris used to be one reploid? And that said reploid was supposed to be a clone of X? It didn't work, however, and needed to be split to allow any sort of functionality, with Colonel gaining X's fighting spirit and sense of justice, whereas Iris retained X's compassion and pacifism.
* AscendedExtra: Zero was technically PromotedToPlayable in ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'', but this game allows him to be chosen as the main playable character from the start, and gives a lot of CharacterDevelopment. Unlike X, he gains 3 cutscenes involving him whereas alongside X's ending where he worries about being a Maverick and Double's betrayal.
* BackFromTheDead: Despite seemingly being destroyed for good at the end of X3 by Dr. Doppler's antivirus, Sigma somehow managed to survive it and create an antidote. His appearance in a Grim Reaper garb is quite appropriate for his comeback.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Did you know that Colonel and Iris used were designed to be one reploid? perfect Reploid by scientists working for Repliforce? And that said reploid Reploid was supposed to be a clone of based on X? It didn't work, however, and The irreconcilable personalities meant the project needed to be split [[SplitAtBirth split]] to allow any sort of functionality, with Colonel gaining X's fighting spirit and sense of justice, whereas Iris retained X's compassion and pacifism.
pacifism. This is also evident in their relationship to Zero, as Colonel is TheRival to Zero, whereas Iris acts as a [[TrueCompanions True Companion]] to Zero.
* AscendedExtra: Zero was technically PromotedToPlayable in ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'', but this game allows him to be chosen as the main playable character from the start, and gives a lot of CharacterDevelopment. Unlike X, he gains 3 three cutscenes involving him whereas alongside X's ending where he worries about being a Maverick and Double's betrayal.
* BackFromTheDead: Despite seemingly being destroyed for good at the end of X3 ''X3'' by Dr. Doppler's antivirus, Sigma somehow managed to survive it and create an antidote.it. His appearance in a Grim Reaper garb is quite appropriate for his comeback.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: While X's ending is only somewhat bittersweet, Zero's ending really qualifies for this. Sigma is once again defeated and the Final Weapon is destroyed along with him, but the Repliforce fiasco has taken untold lives, not just the thousands killed in the Sky Lagoon crash and the subsequent war, but including all of the newly introduced major characters such as Iris, Colonel and General (the former two being killed by Zero, the latter performing a HeroicSacrifice to destroy Final Weapon). Also, Zero tragically discovers his terrible history of being built by Dr. Wily, starting as a Maverick and unwittingly being the source of the Sigma virus. Even after he saves the day, he even believes he has the possibility of going Maverick again. Whereas [[VideoGame/MegaManX1 the first]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX2 two games]] ended on a triumphant note and [[VideoGame/MegaManX3 the third game]] on a mildly bittersweet note, this game really ended in a much more melancholy way.]]
** [[spoiler: It also retroactively turns X3's ending into a DownerEnding; we find out in this game that despite his efforts, Dr. Doppler's antivirus is useless against the Sigma Virus in the long run, the latter finding a way to overcome it, and that Sigma didn't even ''need'' to infect others to incite a war, but instead pull strings and turn the Reploids against each other. Doppler's efforts and HeroicSacrifice in X3 was all for nothing.]]
* BloodKnight: Magma Dragoon sabotages [[ColonyDrop Sky Lagoon]] and kills thousands just to force X or Zero to have to fight him in a final duel to the death.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: While [[spoiler:While X's ending is only somewhat bittersweet, Zero's ending really qualifies for this. Sigma is once again defeated and the Final Weapon is destroyed along with him, but the Repliforce fiasco has taken untold lives, not just the presumed thousands killed in the Sky Lagoon crash and the subsequent war, conflict, but including all of the newly introduced major characters such as Iris, Colonel and General (the former two being killed by Zero, the latter performing a HeroicSacrifice to destroy Final Weapon). Also, Zero tragically discovers rediscovers his terrible history of being built by Dr. Wily, starting as a former Maverick and history, unwittingly being the source of the Sigma virus.Virus. Even after he saves the day, he even believes he has the possibility of going Maverick again. Whereas [[VideoGame/MegaManX1 the first]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX2 two games]] ended on a triumphant note and [[VideoGame/MegaManX3 the third game]] on a mildly bittersweet note, this game really ended in a much more melancholy way.]]
** [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It also retroactively turns X3's the ending of ''X3'' into a DownerEnding; we find out in this game that despite his efforts, Dr. Doppler's antivirus is useless against the Sigma Virus in the long run, the latter finding a way to overcome it, and that Sigma didn't even ''need'' to infect others to incite a war, but instead pull strings and turn the Reploids against each other. Doppler's efforts and potential HeroicSacrifice in X3 was all for nothing.]]
* BloodKnight: Magma Dragoon sabotages [[ColonyDrop Sky Lagoon]] and kills thousands Lagoon, ending untold lives just to force X or Zero to have to fight him in a final duel to the death.



* TheCameo: [[VideoGame/MegaManX1 Chill Penguin]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManX3 Blizzard Buffalo]] can be seen frozen in the background of Frost Walrus's stage.

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* TheCameo: [[VideoGame/MegaManX1 Chill Penguin]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManX3 Blizzard Buffalo]] can be seen frozen in the background of Frost Walrus's stage.the Snow Base.



* DarkerAndEdgier: For the first time, the Maverick label is used on a group not infected with the Sigma Virus [[note]] Note that the Mavericks in X1-X2 are {{retcon}}ned to have been infected [[/note]] (though Repliforce may or may not have brought it on themselves by being so stubborn) and Zero's ties to Dr. Wily are revealed, not to mention [[spoiler: Iris' death, which would continue to haunt Zero after the game.]]
* DesignatedLoveInterest: Iris to Zero; they got together sometime between ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' and this game, and don't share much romantic screentime in the game proper [[spoiler: before Iris's death]].
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Iris dies in Zero's arms]].
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler: [[MeaningfulName Double.]]]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: For the first time, the Maverick label is used on a group not infected with the Sigma Virus [[note]] Note that the Virus[[note]]The Mavericks in X1-X2 ''X'' and ''X2'' are all but {{retcon}}ned to have been infected [[/note]] infected[[/note]] (though Repliforce may or may not have brought it on themselves by being so stubborn) and Zero's ties to Dr. Wily are revealed, not to mention [[spoiler: Iris' [[spoiler:Iris' death, which would continue to haunt Zero after the game.]]
* DesignatedLoveInterest: Iris to Zero; they got together sometime between ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' and this game, and don't share much romantic screentime in the game proper [[spoiler: before [[spoiler:before Iris's death]].
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Iris [[spoiler:Iris dies in Zero's arms]].
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler: [[MeaningfulName [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Double.]]]]



* EasyLevelsHardBosses: When playing as Zero. His agility makes him great in the main stages, but since he gains new ''moves'' rather than new weapons, he can't always exploit the bosses' weaknesses. He has no animation-interrupting move against Slash Beast and Magma Dragoon, for instance.
* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler: Sigma]] in his [[VillainOpeningScene introductory scene]] with the General after the General dismisses him, but not before [[spoiler: Sigma]] assures that the General would soon change his mind about the Maverick Hunters. And he laughs again when he realizes that the General has taken action against the Maverick Hunters in his speech to Repliforce.
** Also, [[spoiler: [[TheMole Double]]]] laughs after he reveals his true form and slaughters some Reploids at the Maverick Hunter HQ, vowing to target X.
* {{Expy}}: Magma Dragoon is pretty much Akuma as a dragon reploid.
* FaceHeelTurn: Former Maverick Hunter, Magma Dragoon.

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* EasyLevelsHardBosses: When playing as Zero. His agility The Z-Saber's precision makes him great in the main stages, but since he gains new ''moves'' rather than new weapons, he can't always exploit the bosses' weaknesses. He has no animation-interrupting move against Slash Beast and Magma Dragoon, for instance.
* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler: Sigma]] [[spoiler:Sigma]] in his [[VillainOpeningScene introductory scene]] with the General after the General dismisses him, but not before [[spoiler: Sigma]] [[spoiler:Sigma]] assures that the General would soon change his mind about the Maverick Hunters. And he laughs again when he realizes that the General has taken action against the Maverick Hunters in his speech to Repliforce.
** Also, [[spoiler: [[TheMole [[spoiler:[[TheMole Double]]]] laughs after he reveals his true form and slaughters some Reploids at the Maverick Hunter HQ, Base, vowing to target X.
* {{Expy}}: Magma Dragoon is pretty much Akuma [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma]] as a dragon reploid.
Reploid.
* FaceHeelTurn: Former Magma Dragoon, who betrayed the Maverick Hunter, Magma Dragoon.Hunters.



** [[spoiler: Iris turns on Zero after Zero kills her brother]].

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** [[spoiler: Iris [[spoiler:Iris turns on Zero after Zero kills her brother]].



* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: Jet Stingray, as well as the Kill Fisher enemies in Web Spider's stage.

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* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: Jet Stingray, as well as the Kill Fisher enemies in Web Spider's stage.the Jungle.



* GiantSpider: Web Spider of the Repliforce.

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* GiantSpider: Web Spider of the Repliforce.Spider.



* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Iris' death]] triggers one for Zero, one that lasts all the way until ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 4''.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: General ends up sacrificing himself to stop the KillSat Sigma had commandeered to KillAllHumans]].

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Iris' [[spoiler:Iris' death]] triggers one for Zero, one that lasts all the way until ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 4''.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: General [[spoiler:General ends up sacrificing himself to stop the KillSat Sigma had commandeered to KillAllHumans]].



** Several Repliforce generals, including Storm Owl and Jet Stingray, start attacking innocent civilians in order to drive attention to themselves and away from Repliforce as they prepared to launch into space. This, of course, simply justifies the mandate that Repliforce has turned Maverick and must be destroyed.
* HumongousMecha: Eregion is as tall as the screen. Frost Walrus is possibly the largest "eight stage bosses" character in all of Mega Man (Rainy Turtloid of ''X6'' comes second), as he stands at 3/4 of the screen height, even larger than [[VideoGame/MegaMan8 Frost Man]]. General is even taller.

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** Several Repliforce generals, members, including Storm Owl and Jet Stingray, start attacking innocent civilians in order to drive attention to themselves and away from Repliforce as they prepared to launch into space. This, of course, simply justifies the mandate that Repliforce has turned Maverick and must be destroyed.
* HumongousMecha: Eregion is as tall as the screen. Frost Walrus is possibly the largest "eight stage bosses" character in all of Mega Man (Rainy Turtloid of ''X6'' ([[VideoGame/MegaManX6 Rainy Turtloid]] comes second), as he stands at 3/4 of the screen height, even larger than [[VideoGame/MegaMan8 Frost Man]]. General is even taller.



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Every character in ''X4'' except X and Zero are dead by the end of the game]].
* KillSat: The Repliforce space station, [[spoiler: Sigma plans on using the space laser to destroy all life back on earth]].
* KingOfBeasts: Slash Beast is a lion reploid, and he certainly acts the part.
* LandSeaSky: Slash Beast, Jet Stingray and Storm Owl respectively are the army, navy and air force generals of Repliforce.

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Every [[spoiler:Every character in ''X4'' except X and Zero are dead by the end of the game]].
* KillSat: The Repliforce Repliforce's space station, [[spoiler: Final Weapon, [[spoiler:with which Sigma plans on using the space to use its laser cannon to destroy all life back on earth]].
Earth]].
* KingOfBeasts: Slash Beast is a lion reploid, Reploid, and he certainly acts the part.
* LandSeaSky: Slash Beast, Jet Stingray and Storm Owl respectively are represent the army, navy and air force generals of Repliforce.Repliforce, respectively.



* TheMole: [[spoiler: Double]].

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: Double]].[[spoiler:Double]].



* NaiveNewcomer: Double is a new rookie Maverick Hunter who likes to tag along with X, [[spoiler: [[ObfuscatingStupidity or so it]] [[TheMole would seem]]]].
* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Sigma has turned the Repliforce against humanity and caused countless loss of life on both sides, and his string pulling results in Colonel and Iris getting killed by Zero and nearly destroying General, and Final Weapon is mere seconds away from accomplishing its goal by the time X or Zero mop the floor with him. If General hadn't been functional enough to perform a HeroicSacrifice by [[TakingYouWithMe destroying the Final Weapon along with himself]], Sigma's plan would have actually succeeded.]]

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* NaiveNewcomer: Double is a new rookie Maverick Hunter newcomer who likes to tag along with assist X, [[spoiler: [[ObfuscatingStupidity [[spoiler:[[ObfuscatingStupidity or so it]] [[TheMole would seem]]]].
* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Sigma [[spoiler:Sigma has turned the Repliforce against humanity and caused countless loss of life on both sides, and his string pulling results in Colonel and Iris getting killed by Zero and nearly destroying General, and Final Weapon is mere seconds away from accomplishing its goal by the time X or Zero mop the floor with him. If General hadn't been functional enough to perform a HeroicSacrifice by [[TakingYouWithMe destroying the Final Weapon along with himself]], Sigma's plan would have actually succeeded.]]



* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Double]].

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Double]].[[spoiler:Double]].



* RememberTheNewGuy: Repliforce, we're made to understand they've been around for awhile and have worked with the Maverick Hunters on several occasions. Based on the memo in the accompanying booklet, they had been established after the third game.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Repliforce, we're Repliforce. We're made to understand they've been around for awhile and have worked with the Maverick Hunters on several occasions. Based on the memo [[AllThereInTheManual in the accompanying booklet, manual]], they had been established after the third game.



--> '''Zero''': [[spoiler: Iris?! Iris! Iris! Iris... [[TheScream AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!]]]]
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: There are 2 storylines, one for X and one for Zero. When you choose one, the other won't appear, except in one case: In X's ending, Zero contacts him.
* ShoutOut: Magma Dragoon is a big one to Akuma of the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' franchise, he even uses the {{Shoryuken}} and the [[KamehameHadoken Hadoken]] by name.

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--> '''Zero''': [[spoiler: Iris?! [[spoiler:Iris?! Iris! Iris! Iris... [[TheScream AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!]]]]
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: There are 2 two storylines, one for X and one for Zero. When you choose one, the other won't appear, except in one case: In X's ending, Zero contacts him.
* ShoutOut: Magma Dragoon is a big one to Akuma of the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' franchise, he franchise. He even uses the {{Shoryuken}} and the [[KamehameHadoken Hadoken]] by name.



* SinisterScythe: [[spoiler: [[BigBad Sigma]]]] uses a [[LaserBlade Laser Scythe]].

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* SinisterScythe: [[spoiler: [[BigBad [[spoiler:[[BigBad Sigma]]]] uses a [[LaserBlade Laser Scythe]].



* SplitAtBirth: Colonel and Iris, as together they used to be a single reploid built with the intention of being a clone of X, but were split into two beings, each retaining parts of X's personality. This is even evident in their relationship to Zero, Colonel is TheRival to Zero, someone with X's fighting ability and honor for Zero to compete against, whereas Iris acts as a [[TrueCompanions True Companion]] to Zero, someone with X's compassion for Zero to feel a deep connection with.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyFeS-9zOiA The Japanese commercial]] for this game shows the infamous scene where [[spoiler: Zero yells "WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOR?!" while cradling Iris's corpse.]]

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyFeS-9zOiA The Japanese commercial]] for this game shows the infamous scene where [[spoiler: Zero [[spoiler:Zero yells "WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOR?!" while cradling Iris's corpse.]]



* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Sigma]] pulls one here; If either the Maverick Hunters or Repliforce wins, he can aim the Final Weapon on the Earth. The only reason he plans fails was because [[spoiler: General survive his fight with X and Zero and stops the weapon himself.]]

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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Sigma]] [[spoiler:Sigma]] pulls one here; If if either the Maverick Hunters or Repliforce wins, he can aim the Final Weapon on the Earth. The only reason he plans fails was because [[spoiler: General survive [[spoiler:General survives his fight with X and Zero and stops the weapon himself.]]
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* CutsceneBoss: Colonel's Memorial Hall battle in Zero's story. In X's game, it is a proper stage complete with a boss fight, but in Zero's version, it all takes place in FullMotionVideo, culminating with Iris interrupting and reminding her brother that Zero saved her.

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* CutsceneBoss: Colonel's Memorial Hall battle in Zero's story. In X's game, it is a proper stage complete with a boss fight, BossOnlyLevel, but in Zero's version, it all takes place in FullMotionVideo, culminating with Iris interrupting and reminding her brother that Zero saved her.
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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Iris' death]] triggers one for Zero, one that lasts all the way until ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 4''
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:General ends up sacrificing himself to stop the KillSat Sigma had commandeered to KillAllHumans]].

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Iris' [[spoiler: Iris' death]] triggers one for Zero, one that lasts all the way until ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 4''
4''.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:General [[spoiler: General ends up sacrificing himself to stop the KillSat Sigma had commandeered to KillAllHumans]]. KillAllHumans]].



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Every character in ''X4'' except X and Zero are dead by the end of the game]].
* KillSat: The Repliforce space station[[spoiler:, Sigma plans on using the space laser to destroy all life back on earth]].
* KingOfBeasts: Slash Beast is a lion reploid, and he certainly acts the part.

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Every [[spoiler: Every character in ''X4'' except X and Zero are dead by the end of the game]].
* KillSat: The Repliforce space station[[spoiler:, station, [[spoiler: Sigma plans on using the space laser to destroy all life back on earth]].
* KingOfBeasts: Slash Beast is a lion reploid, and he certainly acts the part.



* TheMole: [[spoiler:Double]].

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* TheMole: [[spoiler:Double]].[[spoiler: Double]].



* NaiveNewcomer: Double is a new rookie Maverick Hunter who likes to tag along with X[[spoiler:, [[ObfuscatingStupidity or so it]] [[TheMole would seem]]]].

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* NaiveNewcomer: Double is a new rookie Maverick Hunter who likes to tag along with X[[spoiler:, X, [[spoiler: [[ObfuscatingStupidity or so it]] [[TheMole would seem]]]].



* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Double]].

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Double]].[[spoiler: Double]].



* RememberTheNewGuy: Repliforce, we're made to understand they've been around for awhile and have worked with the Maverick Hunters on several occassions. Based on the memo in the accompanying booklet, they had been established after the third game.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Repliforce, we're made to understand they've been around for awhile and have worked with the Maverick Hunters on several occassions.occasions. Based on the memo in the accompanying booklet, they had been established after the third game.



* {{Shotoclone}}: Magma Dragoon
* SinisterScythe: [[spoiler:[[BigBad Sigma]]]] uses a [[LaserBlade Laser Scythe]].

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* {{Shotoclone}}: Magma Dragoon
Dragoon.
* SinisterScythe: [[spoiler:[[BigBad [[spoiler: [[BigBad Sigma]]]] uses a [[LaserBlade Laser Scythe]].



* UtilityWeapon
** [[ShockAndAwe Lighting Web]] can be used to make an [[ImprovisedPlatform improvised wall]] for X to WallJump off of.

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* UtilityWeapon
UtilityWeapon:
** [[ShockAndAwe Lighting Web]] can be used to make an [[ImprovisedPlatform improvised wall]] for X to WallJump off of.
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''Mega Man X4'' is the fourth entry in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn on July 1997 in Japan, August 1997 in North America, and October 1997 in Europe. It was also the first ''Mega Man X'' game not to be released on the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem.

[[ExtyYearsFromNow In the year 21XX]], two large reploid armies to combat the outbreak of Mavericks exist, the Maverick Hunters including X and Zero, and the Repliforce. The two great organizations have worked together several times to counter Maverick activity, and it was during this time that Zero gets to know the Colonel and his sister Iris of the Repliforce. With the Maverick Hunters, X has also befriended a new ally, a clumsy rookie named Double.

But one day, the aerial city of Sky Lagoon is targeted by Mavericks, causing it to crash to the earth causing thousands of causalities. As Repliforce was in the area during the attack, they are asked to disarm themselves and come in for questioning; however, the Colonel refuses due to his pride. To make matters worse, the Repliforce leader, General, launches a coup d'état to start a nation only for Reploids to exist, which soon causes him and the entirety of Repliforce to be labeled as Mavericks by the government, forcing the Maverick Hunters to turn against their once allies.

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''Mega Man X4'' is the fourth entry in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn on July 1997 in Japan, August 1997 in North America, and October 1997 in Europe. It was also the first ''Mega Man X'' game not to be released on the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem.

UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem.

[[ExtyYearsFromNow In the year 21XX]], two large reploid armies to combat the outbreak of Mavericks exist, the Maverick Hunters including X and Zero, and the Repliforce. The two great organizations have worked together several times to counter Maverick activity, and it was during this time that Zero gets to know the Colonel and his sister Iris of the Repliforce. With the Maverick Hunters, X has also befriended a new ally, a clumsy rookie named Double.

Double.

But one day, the aerial city of Sky Lagoon is targeted by Mavericks, causing it to crash to the earth causing thousands of causalities. As Repliforce was in the area during the attack, they are asked to disarm themselves and come in for questioning; however, the Colonel refuses due to his pride. To make matters worse, the Repliforce leader, General, launches a coup d'état to start a nation only for Reploids to exist, which soon causes him and the entirety of Repliforce to be labeled as Mavericks by the government, forcing the Maverick Hunters to turn against their once allies.
allies.



* Web Spider of Repliforce, gives [[FloatingPlatforms Lightning Web]] to X, and [[ShockAndAwe Raijingeki]] to Zero; is weak to Twin Slasher/Shippuuga
* Magma Dragoon of the 14th Special Unit, gives [[PlayingWithFire Rising Fire]] to X, and [[FlamingSword Ryuenjin]] to Zero; is weak to Double Cyclone/Raijingeki
* Storm Owl of Repliforce, gives [[RazorWind Double Cyclone]] to X, and Tenkuuha to Zero; is weak to Aiming Laser/Rakuhouha
* Split Mushroom of Sigma's forces, gives [[SelfDuplication Soul Body]] to X, and [[SpinAttack Kuuenzan]] (as well as [[DoubleJump Kuuenbu]]) to Zero; is weak to Lightning Web/Raijingeki
* Frost Walrus of Repliforce, gives [[ElementalBarrier Frost Tower]] to X, and [[AnIcePerson Hyouretsuzan]] to Zero; is weak to Rising Fire/Ryuenjin
* Slash Beast of Repliforce, gives [[SpreadShot Twin Slasher]] to X, and [[DeadlyLunge Shippuuga]] to Zero; is weak to Ground Hunter/Raijingeki
* Jet Stingray of Repliforce, gives [[MookMaker Ground Hunter]] to X, and [[VideoGameDashing Hienkyaku]] to Zero; is weak to Frost Tower/Hyouretsuzan
* Cyber Peacock of Sigma's forces, gives [[PlayerGuidedMissile Aiming]] [[FrickinLaserBeams Laser]] to X, and [[SmartBomb Rakuhouha]] to Zero; is weak to Soul Body/Ryuenjin

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* Web Spider of Repliforce, gives [[FloatingPlatforms Lightning Web]] to X, and [[ShockAndAwe Raijingeki]] to Zero; is weak to Twin Slasher/Shippuuga
Slasher / Shippuuga.
* Magma Dragoon of the 14th Special Unit, gives [[PlayingWithFire Rising Fire]] to X, and [[FlamingSword Ryuenjin]] to Zero; is weak to Double Cyclone/Raijingeki
Cyclone / Raijingeki.
* Storm Owl of Repliforce, gives [[RazorWind Double Cyclone]] to X, and Tenkuuha to Zero; is weak to Aiming Laser/Rakuhouha
Laser / Rakuhouha.
* Split Mushroom of Sigma's forces, gives [[SelfDuplication Soul Body]] to X, and [[SpinAttack Kuuenzan]] (as well as [[DoubleJump Kuuenbu]]) to Zero; is weak to Lightning Web/Raijingeki
Web / Raijingeki.
* Frost Walrus of Repliforce, gives [[ElementalBarrier Frost Tower]] to X, and [[AnIcePerson Hyouretsuzan]] to Zero; is weak to Rising Fire/Ryuenjin
Fire / Ryuenjin.
* Slash Beast of Repliforce, gives [[SpreadShot Twin Slasher]] to X, and [[DeadlyLunge Shippuuga]] to Zero; is weak to Ground Hunter/Raijingeki
Hunter / Raijingeki.
* Jet Stingray of Repliforce, gives [[MookMaker Ground Hunter]] to X, and [[VideoGameDashing Hienkyaku]] to Zero; is weak to Frost Tower/Hyouretsuzan
Tower / Hyouretsuzan.
* Cyber Peacock of Sigma's forces, gives [[PlayerGuidedMissile Aiming]] [[FrickinLaserBeams Laser]] to X, and [[SmartBomb Rakuhouha]] to Zero; is weak to Soul Body/Ryuenjin
Body / Ryuenjin.



!!Tropes:
* AllThereInTheManual: Did you know that Colonel and Iris used to be one reploid? And that said reploid was supposed to be a clone of X? It didn't work, however, and needed to be split to allow any sort of functionality, with Colonel gaining X's fighting spirit and sense of justice, whereas Iris retained X's compassion and pacifism.
* AscendedExtra: Zero was technically PromotedToPlayable in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX3 Mega Man X3]]'', but this game allows him to be chosen as the main playable character from the start, and gives a lot of CharacterDevelopment. Unlike X, he gains 3 cutscenes involving him whereas alongside X's ending where he worries about being a Maverick and Double's betrayal.

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!!Tropes:

!! Tropes:

* AllThereInTheManual: Did you know that Colonel and Iris used to be one reploid? And that said reploid was supposed to be a clone of X? It didn't work, however, and needed to be split to allow any sort of functionality, with Colonel gaining X's fighting spirit and sense of justice, whereas Iris retained X's compassion and pacifism.
pacifism.
* AscendedExtra: Zero was technically PromotedToPlayable in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX3 Mega Man X3]]'', ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'', but this game allows him to be chosen as the main playable character from the start, and gives a lot of CharacterDevelopment. Unlike X, he gains 3 cutscenes involving him whereas alongside X's ending where he worries about being a Maverick and Double's betrayal.



* DarkerAndEdgier: For the first time, the Maverick label is used on a group not infected with the Sigma Virus[[note]]Note that the Mavericks in X1-X2 are {{retcon}}ned to have been infected[[/note]] (though Repliforce may or may not have brought it on themselves by being so stubborn) and Zero's ties to Dr. Wily are revealed, not to mention [[spoiler:Iris' death, which would continue to haunt Zero after the game.]]
* DesignatedLoveInterest: Iris to Zero; they got together sometime between ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' and this game, and don't share much romantic screentime in the game proper [[spoiler:before Iris's death]].
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Iris dies in Zero's arms]].
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Double.]]]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: For the first time, the Maverick label is used on a group not infected with the Sigma Virus[[note]]Note Virus [[note]] Note that the Mavericks in X1-X2 are {{retcon}}ned to have been infected[[/note]] infected [[/note]] (though Repliforce may or may not have brought it on themselves by being so stubborn) and Zero's ties to Dr. Wily are revealed, not to mention [[spoiler:Iris' [[spoiler: Iris' death, which would continue to haunt Zero after the game.]]
* DesignatedLoveInterest: Iris to Zero; they got together sometime between ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' and this game, and don't share much romantic screentime in the game proper [[spoiler:before [[spoiler: before Iris's death]].
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Iris [[spoiler: Iris dies in Zero's arms]].
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName [[spoiler: [[MeaningfulName Double.]]]]



** [[spoiler:Iris turns on Zero after Zero kills her brother]].

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** [[spoiler:Iris [[spoiler: Iris turns on Zero after Zero kills her brother]].
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* CutsceneBoss: Colonel's Memorial Hall battle in Zero's story. In X's game, it is a proper stage complete with a boss fight, but in Zero's version, it all takes place in FullMotionVideo, culminating with Iris interrupting and reminding her brother that Zero saved her.
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* SkywardScream: "WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOOOOOOOOOOOOR?!"
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