History Videogame / MegamanX4

13th Apr '17 12:40:03 PM MMTrigger
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Iris just happened to be at the Sky Lagoon (or the city that was crushed) for no other reason than to draw in Colonel, see BirBrotherInstinct, and kick-start the plot. Sigma mentions her, but only to mock Zero.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Iris just happened to be at the Sky Lagoon (or the city that was crushed) for no other reason than to draw in Colonel, see BirBrotherInstinct, BigBrotherInstinct, and kick-start the plot. Sigma mentions her, but only to mock Zero.
13th Apr '17 12:39:04 PM MMTrigger
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Colonel himself states he only went to the Sky Lagoon ruins to rescue Iris.


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* ContrivedCoincidence: Iris just happened to be at the Sky Lagoon (or the city that was crushed) for no other reason than to draw in Colonel, see BirBrotherInstinct, and kick-start the plot. Sigma mentions her, but only to mock Zero.
31st Mar '17 4:48:55 AM Getta
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* BloodKnight: Magma Dragoon sabotages Sky Lagoon, ending untold lives just to force X or Zero to have to fight him in a final duel to the death. Frost Walrus is similar, with him being a SociopathicSoldier (he was already wanted by Maverick Hunters before he joined the Repliforce) who thinks that rioting around is a military man's duty.

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* BloodKnight: Magma Dragoon sabotages Sky Lagoon, ending untold lives just to force X or Zero to have to fight him in a final duel to the death. Frost Walrus is similar, with him being a SociopathicSoldier (he was already wanted by Maverick Hunters before he joined the Repliforce) who thinks that rioting around is a military man's duty. Slash Beast is yet another.



* 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.

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* DualBoss: Sigma's third phase has 2 forms, one is a robotic gunner armed with a {{BFG}} with his face on top, and another is his giant disembodied head that lies on the ground. They have separate health bars, as well.



* FiveBadBand: Sigma puts one in this game.
** BigBad: Sigma
** TheDragon: [[spoiler:Double]]
** TheBrute: Magma Dragoon
** EvilGenius: Cyber Peacock
** DarkChick: Split Mushroom



* 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.]]

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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 orange clones of himself, as well as creating a real body double.]]]]



* ShootTheMageFirst: In the second half of Frost Walrus' stage, there'll be a bird-like robot that tries to charge up energy, and when it's done, releases extreme cold that freezes that part of the stage, rendering it slippery and [[StalactiteSpite filled with falling icicles]]. Try destroying it before he's done charging!



* WaveMotionGun: The airships of Storm Owl's level have big vertical laser cannons that fire at intervals; they reappear at the first part of Final Weapon stage. There are also big laser-shooting drones, again at Storm Owl's level. [[spoiler:Iris' mecha form (and later also its crystal core) also fires big purple lasers.]]



* WilyWalrus: Frost Walrus is a gigantic walrus with ice powers who looks down on the small and weak and acts like a roughneck.

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* WilyWalrus: Frost Walrus is a gigantic robot walrus with ice powers who looks down on the small and weak and acts like a roughneck.
21st Mar '17 8:41:01 PM Getta
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* InfinityPlusOneSword: the Ultimate Armor, introduced in this game. It has similar capabilities to the Fourth Armor,

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: the Ultimate Armor, introduced in this game. It has similar capabilities to the Fourth Armor, including [[BottomlessMagazines unlimited use of uncharged special weapons]], but its Giga Attack can be used repeatedly without requiring him to fill its energy. It can only be acquired with a cheat code, then getting to a Light Capsule to retrieve it.
21st Mar '17 8:11:03 PM Getta
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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.

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* Cyber Peacock, gives [[PlayerGuidedMissile Aiming]] [[FrickinLaserBeams Laser]] to X, and [[SmartBomb Raku]][[GroundPound Raku]][[GroundPunch houha]] to Zero; is weak to Soul Body / Ryuenjin.



* 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.
* 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 three cutscenes involving him whereas alongside X's ending where he worries about being a Maverick and Double's betrayal.

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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 respectively, 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.
* 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 three cutscenes involving him whereas him, as well as appearing alongside X's ending where he X worries about being a Maverick and Double's [[spoiler:Double's betrayal.]]



* 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 presumed thousands in the Sky Lagoon crash and the subsequent 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 rediscovers his former Maverick history, unwittingly 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 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 potential HeroicSacrifice was all for nothing.]]
* BloodKnight: Magma Dragoon sabotages Sky Lagoon, ending untold lives 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 While X's ending is only somewhat bittersweet, Zero's ending really qualifies for this. Sigma [[spoiler: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 in the Sky Lagoon crash and the subsequent 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 rediscovers his former Maverick history, unwittingly 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 It also retroactively turns the ending of ''X3'' into a DownerEnding; we [[spoiler: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 potential HeroicSacrifice was all for nothing.]]
* BladeLock: Zero and Colonel are engaged in this in Zero's custcene fight against him.
* BloodKnight: Magma Dragoon sabotages Sky Lagoon, ending untold lives just to force X or Zero to have to fight him in a final duel to the death. Frost Walrus is similar, with him being a SociopathicSoldier (he was already wanted by Maverick Hunters before he joined the Repliforce) who thinks that rioting around is a military man's duty.



* CoolAirship: Many of them can be seen in the background of Storm Owl and the Space Port stages; they're apparently fish-shaped airships.

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* CoolAirship: Many of them can be seen in the background of Storm Owl and the Space Port stages; they're apparently fish-shaped hammerhead shark-shaped airships.



* DarkerAndEdgier: For the first time, the Maverick label is used on a group not genuinely having flawed programming (whether by itself or due to Maverick Virus), but merely rebellious (albeit on 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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* DarkerAndEdgier: For the first time, the Maverick label is used on a group not genuinely having flawed programming (except perhaps for Colonel, that is)[[note]]The third game all but retcons the first and second games' rebellions as being virus-induced[[/note]] (whether by itself or due to Maverick Virus), but merely rebellious (albeit on 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.]]



* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Double.]]]]

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* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Double.]]]]]] He even says "Mavericks" (the side he supposedly belongs to) as among the "idiots, all of them", implying that he may be working for yet another party or purely for himself.]]



* EnergyBall: The Plasma Buster upgrade, introduced for the Fourth Armor, will make X's charged shot fire a piercing large ball of energy that leaves multi-hitting energy balls in its wake. It's also used for the Ultimate Armor, not just for this game but also in its subsequent appearances.



** 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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** Also, [[spoiler:[[TheMole Double]]]] laughs after he reveals his true form and slaughters some Reploids at Hunter Base, vowing to target X. He also does the laugh before his boss fight.



* 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.

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* 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 also doesn't have to get too close to the bosses (except for using Rising Fire against Frost Walrus). 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.



* 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.

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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 lackluster 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.


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* InfinityPlusOneSword: the Ultimate Armor, introduced in this game. It has similar capabilities to the Fourth Armor,


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* TurnCoat: Web Spider was once part of the 0th Unit in the Maverick Hunters before transferring himself to Repliforce some time before this game.
7th Mar '17 8:32:41 AM MisterVercetti
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: All of the events past the fall of Sky Lagoon could have been prevented has Colonel simply cooperated with the Maverick Hunters instead of [[HonorBeforeReason letting his pride get in the way]].

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: All of the events past the fall of Sky Lagoon could have been prevented has had Colonel simply cooperated with the Maverick Hunters instead of [[HonorBeforeReason letting his pride get in the way]].
7th Mar '17 8:32:08 AM MisterVercetti
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: All of the events past the fall of Sky Lagoon could have been prevented has Colonel simply cooperated with the Maverick Hunters instead of [[HonorBeforeReason letting his pride get in the way]].
22nd Feb '17 7:26:35 AM Getta
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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.



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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.

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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.
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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.
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