Characters: Megaman Battle Network
This character sheet is for the Mega Man Battle Network (also known as Rockman.EXE) game franchise and the Mega Man NT Warrior anime by extension. For the most part, this page is still under construction.See the Mega Man character page for links to other Rockman/Mega Man series' character pages.Character names are given English version first, with Japanese version in parentheses.
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The title character and Lan's Navi. In the games, he is Lan's twin brother Hub (Saito) Hikari, who died when he was an infant and was brought back to life as a Navi. In the anime, he possesses one of the three Ultimate Programs.
- Adapted Out/Spared by the Adaptation: Mega Man's backstory as Hub is never present in the anime.
- Arm Cannon: And again.
- Badass: As usual, saving the world from evil megalomaniac scientists is just another day on the Net.
- Took a Level in Badass: Throughout the games, he does a subtly increasing version. In game two, he acquires the ability to change his attacks based on his battle performance, which sticks with him throughout the third game, where he also acquires a permanently equipped (though upgradable) charge attack. By games four and five he can use Soul Unison and gains gameplay use of Full Synchro, and by the final game he drops Soul Unison for the even easier to utilize Cross Fusion system.
- Berserk Button: In volume 8 of the Manga, Mega Man.EXE kills Shade Man.EXE by ripping the evil vampire navi to shreds for threatening to kill Lan. Of course, that was the Darkloids' plan all along (to make him angry).
- Brain Uploading: His program is based on Hub, Lan's twin brother who died as a baby.
- Character Title: The Japanese title of the anime is simply titled Rockman.EXE. The games in Japan are Battle Network Rockman.EXE for the first three, and simply Rockman.EXE for the latter three.
- Chest Insignia: The stylized red H against a black background representing the Hikari family and an apparent love for soccer.
- The creators say that it's not an H, but rather an abstract symbol whose equal portions are meant to represent Mega Man's relationship to Lan as his brother. That said, it actually evolved from an earlier design that was an H.
- Cool Mask: Has a mask that covers his mouth during battle. Retracts out of battle.
- Disney Death: In 3.
- Enemy Without: Started with MegaMan DS in the fourth game.
- Expy: To the original Mega Man
- The Hero
- Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of the third game. This turns out to be a Disney Death in the long run.
- Holding Your Shoulder Means Injury: Done here, though it leads to something else.
- Japanese Pronouns: "Boku"
- Messianic Archetype: It helps that he and Net belong to the Net Saviors in Axess on.
- One-Way Visor: Proto Soul◊ has one, as does Search Soul◊, Gyro Soul◊, Knight Soul◊ and Meddy Soul◊.
- Player Character: For the internet world and in combat.
- Power Copying: Unlike his namesake, he only got new abilities himself by defeating regular enemies or just buying battle chips for the first few games. Then came Style Change, Double Soul, Trans Armnote and Cross.
- The Power of Friendship: The basis of each of MegaMan's Double Souls is a profound moment of empathy between the two NetNavis involved. Averted with the Cross System, since the Link Navis are actually connected to Lan (and the principle involved here is Lan's own Operating skill), who links their power with Mega Man's.
- Punny Name
- Japanese: Saito (彩斗) is a pun on the term "saito" (サイト), Japanese for website.
- English: Hub is a networking term for a device that allows communication between multiple computers and networks.
- Replacement Goldfish: Averted. He is Hub (Saito), Lan's dead twin brother. This only applies to the games.
- Which is odd, seeing as how in the anime, there was an episode in which Lan was used as a basis to rebuild MegaMan's almost destroyed body.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Lan. Mega Man is polite, composed, and hardworking while Lan is loud outgoing, and kinda lazy.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Site" for his human name.
- Synchronization: In terms of game mechanics, Mega Man can achieve Full Synchro with Lan when he successfully counterattacks an enemy, causing the attack power of his next offensive battlechip to be doubled. In plot terms, this often grants him Cut Scene Power To The Max.
- Taken to the next level in the anime with Cross Fusion, which allows him to merge with Lan in order to fight enemies in the real world.
- Super Mode: Through the use of the ability "Full Synchro", he and Lan can combine their power to make him vastly more powerful than the average Navi in the first three games storywise, and the ability finally becomes a recurring gameplay element in the last three games of the main series. However, it has the side effect of Lan himself being hurt whenever Mega Man gets hurt.
- Superpowered Evil Side: In the sixth game, resulting from sealing an Eldritch Abomination in his body. He also gains a variation of this in the fourth and fifth game.
- Has shades of this in the manga as Saito (Hubstyle) Rockman. He goes Ax-Crazy from the power until he learns to control it.
- Time Travel: Aside from being involved with Geo in the BN remake, he also time travels to the future in one sidequest in Star Force.
- He also does this during Stream to stop Shade Man from conquering the past and filling the present day with Darkloids.
- Virtual Ghost: Is the digitized mind of Lan's brother Hub.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the anime, Mega Man has a fear of ghosts, since they can't be explained by science.
Lan Hikari (Netto Hikari)
Mega Man's operator.
- Badass: When he and Mega Man fuse together in the anime, he gets a lot of moments to be this, and in the games Lan shows an absurd amount of bravery that qualifies him for this at times.
- Big Eater
- Book Dumb: Heavily hinted to be Brilliant but Lazy.
- Determinator: Endured a ridiculous amount of radiation in the second game to defeat Gospel and offer its leader a chance at redemption.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He formed the Brother Band system, as well as the beginnings of the EM tech that took the world by storm in Mega Man Star Force.
- Heavy Sleeper
- Hot-Blooded: Moreso in the anime.
- Idiot Hero
- Kid Hero
- Master of the Mixed Message
- Not a Morning Person
- Official Couple: With Mayl.
- Parrot Exposition: Lan does this many times that some fans call him "Solid Snake Jr." It doesn't help that he has the bandanna and short spiky hair, not unlike Snake himself.
- Player Character: For the real world.
- Punny Name
- Japanese: Netto (熱斗) is a pun on "intaanetto" (インターネット), the Japanese name for the Internet (which itself often shortened to "netto").
- English: Lan is a pun on the computer term LAN (Local Area Network).
- Rollerblade Good: Not exactly the Badass kind though.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Mega Man.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Net" for his Japanese name has made a few appearances.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Curry, especially tonkatsu curry rice.
Mayl Sakurai (Meiru Sakurai)
Childhood friend of Lan. She lives next door for most of the series.
- Balloon Belly: Episode 54 of Anime.
- But Not Too Foreign: She's half-Netopian.
- Cherry Blossom Girl
- Cute Bruiser/Pintsized Powerhouse: In the anime, a flashback showed her beating up an older boy bullying Lan when they were toddlers.
- The Glomp: Has a habit of doing this to Lan in the openings of the anime since Axess. Not so much in the actual show itself, but it has happened.
- Heroes Want Redheads
- Meaningful Name: Mayl's name is a pun off of "e-mail."
- Official Couple: With Lan.
- Patient Childhood Love Interest: Fills just about every detail right up until we get to the romance part. Then Jasmine comes into the picture, and Mayl kicks it up a notch.
- Punny Name: Her name is a pun on "e-mail" in both Japanese and English.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Mayl has pink hair, her Navi symbol has a heart motif, and she's very kind.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The English-dubbed anime calls her Maylu. "Mail" has also appeared on a few bits of Japanese media.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Roll's Girly Girl.
- Tsundere: In the anime, a type-B.
- Seems to be one in the games as well. On several occasions throughout he series, Mayl calls Lan a dummy, and on the ACDC Area BBS, she wrote:Mayl: It'd be nice if he(Lan) just sent me a mail or something... But I don't really care or anything...
- Design notes in the recently translated Official Complete Works claim that Mayl was intended to be one of these in her original conception (and the concept art certainly is much less demure than her finished form), due to the creator's preference for them, though this was nixed due to the waning popularity of the Tsundere personality.
- Seems to be one in the games as well. On several occasions throughout he series, Mayl calls Lan a dummy, and on the ACDC Area BBS, she wrote:
- Victorious Childhood Friend: After trying to grab Lan's usually oblivious attention throughout most of the series, it's revealed at the end of the sixth game that both married each other in the future.
Operated by Mayl, and a very close friend to Mega Man by extension.
- Chest Insignia: Her insignia is filled in with a pink heart against a gold background.
- The Chick
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Whereas Roll is overall friendly in the games, she had episodes of this in the anime when it came to another Navi snagging MegaMan's attention.
- Distressed Damsel:
SometimesOften plays this role, being distressed at least once in games 1-3, seemed to drop the damsel ball in 4, where she Took a Level in Badass, then went right back to being distressed for all of 5, and was captured yet again in 6.
- Even in 4 she's still kidnapped by Shade Man and shortly before her tournament match against Mega Man, she's held hostage by a generic navi.
- Genki Girl: Like her operator Roll is very energetic, particularly towards MegaMan.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: She has the qualities of both Rogue and Aisha.
- The Medic: Translates into her battle chips as well, which heal Mega Man.
- Symbol Motif Clothing: Heart patterns are prominent in her design; namely her Chest Insignia, helmet and arrowheads.
- Summon Magic: She can summon weaker viruses to aid her in battle during the fourth game.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Battle Chip Challenge and the fourth game, she finally gets to take part in battle on-screen as a boss. And she's not as much of a joke as you might expect.
- Weapon of Choice
- Her arrows have the ability to break all selected battlechips that have not yet been used that turn.
- Whip It Good: When she's not attacking with her bow and arrows, she teleports in front of her enemy and smacks them around with her two antennae on her head.
- When she was transformed by an evil chip, her weapon of choice became a thorny whip.
Dex Oyama (Dekao Oyama)
- Balloon Belly
- Big Brother Instinct: Has a younger brother, Chisao, who he is very protective of.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Defeat Means Friendship: He was largely antagonistic to Lan in the first game until his defeat.
- Genius Bruiser: The second half of the series make the point that Dex has a talent for Shogi. Not that this becomes a viable plot point. Ever.
- Gentle Giant: Once he quits trying to act imposing, he's a sweet guy. It even shows around Chisao a lot.
- Moe Couplet: Any of his interactions with his little brother are especially adorable.
- The Rival
- Supreme Chef: He works for WWW's curry restaurant starting in Axess.
- Ascended Extra: A mostly one-time, if memorable and oft-recurring, Robot Master villain from the classic series managed to become a part of the heroic main cast for Battle Network.
- The Big Guy
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In Network Transmission due to Dex applying the Zero Virus Vaccine without knowing its effects. In Red Sun MegaMan's Dark Soul also possessed him at one point, courtesy of LaserMan.
- Chest Insignia: A large green plus sign that takes up most of the insignia. The corners are outlined in black.
- Dumb Muscle: While strong, GutsMan is not exactly bright.
- Funetik Aksent: In the translated games, he speaks with a Southern accent.
- Expy: To the original Guts Man.
- Gentle Giant
- Rocket Punch: A high-level GutsMan ability, and one that you can acquire with the GutsStraight chip.
- Verbal Tic: Replacing "desu" with "degatsu".
Yai Ayanokoji (Yaito Ayanokoji)
- Expy: Of a minor character named Yaito from Mega Man Legends 2, much like her NetNavi.
- Forehead of Doom: The glare off her (rather large) forehead is a running gag in the anime. She even uses it as an attack of sorts.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Grade Skipper
- Maid Corps: They can be seen in montages throughout several episodes doing random chores across the city in the Anime.
- Ojou: Her father is the CEO of Gabcom.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Yai is not particularly skilled at Net Battle at all, but makes up for it loads of rare and expensive Battle Chips.
- Spoiled Sweet: Despite coming from a rich family, she's very kind and notable for being a surprisingly 3-D Character for the role she fills, even if as a general character she may feel a bit flat. Also, although she is clearly used to being rich she is shown to be fully capable of enjoying simple things such a fish cooked over a campfire.
- Battle Butler: Definitely not one of the evil kinds though.
- Chest Insignia: A red diamond and two yellow triangles that make up one large triangle. To the sides of the triangle is a black background, while the bottom is an orange background. According to Capcom, it's supposed to be a kind of burning incense.
- Expy: Of Glyde from the Mega Man Legends series.
- Nice Guy: Very, very polite.
- The Unfought: Notable for being the only non-generic ally Navi that cannot be battled in the entire series.
Eugene Chaud/Chaud Blaze (Enzan Ijuin)despite being the same age as the rest of the main cast.
- Big Good: In the fifth game, of Team ProtoMan.
- Bright Slap: Delivers a verbal one to Lan a few times over the course of the games.
- Improbable Age: In the anime, he's the Vice President of his dad's company, despite being Lan's age.
- Jerkass: Started out as this, before Character Development took its toll.
- Meaningful Name: Not in the anime. Despite having the last name "Blaze", neither Proto Man, his navi, nor he himself are affiliated with fire.
- Must Have Caffeine
- The Rival: The more serious rival to Lan.
- The Spock
- The Stoic
- Teen Genius: More like a preteen genius. Not only an Official Netbattler, but at the end of the sixth game, while the rest of the cast was graduating from elementary school, Chaud reveals he graduated from High School.
- Training from Hell: Is said that he trains his NetBattle skills for extended periods of time that would deprive anyone from eating food.
- Tsundere: Some of his behavior towards Lan in the manga can be interpreted this way.
- Not just the manga. In the games, he literally has lines like 'It's not like I'm here because I wanted to be with YOU, okay?' Especially in 2 and 3, you can feel the Tsun vibes rolling off him.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: "Why is Chaud such a jerk? Because his dad's an even bigger one."
- Anti-Hero: He is brutal in combat and does not show any mercy to his enemies.
- Badass: He's a combination of the Classic series Proto Man and Zero from the X series. Enough said.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Wields a bright red and pink Laser Blade in place of a buster cannon like most Navis, though he still has the option to use one.
- Chest Insignia: Split in half by a vertical Z or lightning mark of sorts. The left half is white while the right half is black. The symbol is echoed by Chaud's hair.
- Combat Pragmatist: DesertMan frying your vision with trippy mirages? ProtoMan! Blind Mode!
- Expy / Composite Character: Started the trend of the ProtoMan expies taking elements from their Mega Man X incarnation Zero. While he has Proto Man's basic design, shield, and a visor on his helmet to approximate sunglasses, he also has long hair, is a high-ranked law enforcement official, and forsakes ranged combat to kick ass with his sword. Future ProtoMan expies would be as much as if not even more of Zero as well.
- Cool Shades: Wouldn't be Proto Man without these. Sadly lacks the Scarf of Asskicking, though.
- Face-Heel Turn: Is corrupted by Dark Chips in EXE 4 and 5, and then again in the anime, turning him evil and resulting in a few I Know You Are In There Fights.
- Flash Step: Is fond of attacks like Step Swords and Delta Ray Edge.
- The Lancer
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Has the Proto Shield to deflect attacks.
- Non-Indicative Name: Only in the dub; ProtoMan.EXE isn't actually a prototype of anything.
- The Rival: The more serious rival to MegaMan.EXE.
- The Stoic
- Sword Beam: Another trademark attack of his he takes from Zero.
- Tsundere: Again like his operator, some of his behavior towards Mega Man in the Manga can be seen this way.
Voiced by Eri Sendai (JP)This rather quiet girl lives around Cyber City in the sixth game. Almost nobody knows anything about her, other than that Colonel.EXE is unwilling to attack her. She assists Lan and MegaMan in various ways against WWW and the legendary beasts Falzar and Gregar. In the anime, she and Trill are residents of the alternate world Beyondard, in which she has been trying to end the war between the Falzars and the Gregars. She assists Mega Man in allowing him to Beast-Out without having him lose control of his powers and go berserk.
- Apocalypse Maiden
- Can Not Spit It Out: She likes Lan and almost tells him, but decides against it.
- Expy: Of Mega Man X4's Iris.
- Heroic Sacrifice: With Colonel at the end of the sixth game.
- Middle Child Syndrome: In a sense. Since she was created from Colonel's kindness data, she thinks of Colonel as her older brother and when she finds Trill, he recognizes her as his big sister.
- Mysterious Waif
- The Reveal: In the games, Iris.EXE is actually a Navi formed from the removed compassionate part of Colonel.EXE. She has the power to control military installations and networks around the world. Due to this, she has spent most of her life making use of Copybots, which allow Navis to appear in the real world, in order to hide from Wily.
- The Stoic: She's often softspoken and doesn't show much emotion.
Voiced by Noriko Shitaya (JP)This young and childish Navi only appears in the anime. Trill is known as the Synchronizer, and has taken an immense liking to Mega Man for protecting him and Iris against the worshipers of Falzar and Gregar. Eventually Trill allows Mega Man to gain the ability to Beast-Out, thus gaining the powers of either of the two beasts, but Mega Man loses control and attacks anything in sight if Iris is not there as well.
- Badass Adorable: He has the ability to turn Mega Man into his beast forms from Battle Network 6.
Mick (Aragaki Kojirou)Lan's best freind in Cyber City, though he'd never admit it, they became friends after Lan stopped BlastMan.EXE, who tricked Mick into giving him access into the school security system. A bit of a Jerkass, he softens up over time. He has a standard navy with a custom red and orange paint scheme.
- Expy: Partially for Dex. He has Dex's pride and initial bully status, but is still a prick after he befriends Lan.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As shown with Penga, he can be a nice guy when he wants to.
- Morality Pet: Penga the Penguin, who is one of the few things in 6 that get's him to feel something other than hate or disinterest.
- Shadow Archetype: To Lan. Both are proud netbattlers who have Navi's who mother them, but while Lan is incredibly friendly kid who's extremly close with his navi, Mick is rude to everyone and bickers with his Navi constantly.
- Tsundere: Fills this role after the BlastMan scenario, probably because Chaud had partially grown out of it by the sixth game.
- Unwitting Pawn: He teams up with BlastMan.EXE to get revenge on Lan for defeating a virus he set on him as a prank, but Blast Man just uses him to try and kill the teaching staff and cause panic.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With his Navi and Lan.
World Three (WWW)
The main antagonists of the first season of the anime. They are also the main antagonists of the first and third games and the sixth.
- Punch Clock Villain: Dr. Wily aside, the rest of them are like this in the anime, with Yahoot running a curry restaurant that the others work at, which the protagonists actually frequent.
Voiced by Katsumi Cho (JP), Paul Dobson (EN)The leader of World Three. Long ago, he tried to obtain funding for his research on robotics technology, but that funding went to the Hikari family's research on internet technology instead. Now he wants revenge by destroying the internet, despite the apparent irony of using the same internet technology to do so.
- Big Bad: In 1, 3 and 6. Also see below.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: When Lan and MegaMan are trying to stop him from unleashing Alpha: "You can't! There are no jacks in this room!"
- Even Evil Has Standards: why he gave Dr. Regal Laser-Guided Amnesia at the end of Battle Network 5.
- When he split Colonel's kind side into Iris, he also bundled the weapon controls program with her, implying that at the time, he believed such a dangerous program needed to be used with restraint. Though this part kind of goes out the window when he tries to use the program in game 6.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Gets hit with this in the end of the third game, when Alpha turns on him and devours him. He turned out to be Not Quite Dead.
- Fat and Skinny: With Tadashi in flashback sequences during Battle Network 5.
- How To Cheat Death
- Irony: He's probably the best computer scientist around by the time the series starts, but he only uses his skills to destroy civilization out of spite for his rival. At least until the end of the series.
- Mad Scientist
- Made of Iron: Survived being at or near the epicenter of at least four different explosions (one of which was strong enough to destroy half of Cyber City and another that took out an entire island) and also having his mind drained by Alpha.
- The Man Behind the Man: In the second game.
- Morality Chain: Baryl's father seemed to be one for him, since he ended up resuming his evil plans after the former's death.
- Morality Pet: Though later on, Colonel and Iris's Heroic Sacrifice causes him to have a Heel Realization
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate
- Omnicidal Maniac
- Pet the Dog: adopting Baryl and paying for the treatment of Mach's ill daughter.
- after defeating the Cybeast in BN6, he urges Lan to escape the exploding base while he just stays behind.
- Redemption Equals Life: at the end of the series, touched by the Heroic Sacrifice of Colonel and Iris, Wily survives the explosion of his base, and willingly surrenders to the authorities. He later sends Lan a letter to thank him.
- Except in the Japanese version of 6, where he dies with his hatred.
- You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good: Tadashi Hikari seems to think this about Wily in the third game, which makes sense given that they worked on SoulNet together. Though in the NA version of 6, Wily makes a Heel-Face Turn.
Mr. Match (Kenichi "Hinoken" Hino)
FireMan voiced by: Satoshi Katougi (JP), Ross Douglas (EN)
FlameMan voiced by: Takashi Nagasako (JP)
A very passionate man that loves anything to do with pyrotechnics. Operator of FireMan.EXE, HeatMan.EXE, and FlameMan.EXE, although he is only seen with one of them at a time.
- Beard of Evil: He has a pointy goatee.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In Network Transmission, FireMan gets infected by the Zero Virus Vaccine.
- Calling Your Attacks: "FIAH AAAAHM!"
- Dark Is Not Evil: HeatMan looks completely psychotic, but is actually Match's only heroic Navi.
- Fiery Redhead: Pun not intended.
- Heel Face Mole: In the third game
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: In the games.
- Karma Houdini: He never gets in trouble for his actions in the games, especially in 3, where he sets fires all over the net which causes temperatures in the real world to reach dangerous levels hospitalizing multiple Sci Lab scientists.
- Locked Out of the Loop / Mugging the Monster: In 3. Wily apparently didn't bother to tell his current active agent that one should never, under any circumstances, EVER provoke Bass.
- Manipulative Bastard: Match plays Lan like a fiddle in 3.
- Nightmare Face: HeatMan possesses one by default.
- Panthera Awesome: FlameMan is somewhat leonine in appearance.
- Pyro Maniac: FireMan in Network Transmission, after being given the false vaccine.
- Playing with Fire: Mr. Match is the most prominent user of Fire Navis in the series, given he has three of them and makes an appearance in all Battle Network games except 5.
Count Jack Zap (Count Jack "Elec" Elekiter)
Count Zap voiced by: Kenta Miyake (JP), Colin Murdock (EN)
A man associated with a rich family that has a rather electric personality. Operator of ElecMan.EXE.
- Attention Whore: His suit has lights all over it. His character designer confirms that this is so he's always clearly visible, no matter how dark it is.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In Network Transmission, ElecMan is hacked by the false vaccine.
- Gratuitous English: "OH! MY! GAHD!"
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the anime, Elec Man holds Magnet Man still in order for Mega Man to delete them both with a program advance.
- Knight of Cerebus: His attack in the first Megaman Battle Network is far more serious than Ms. Madd's.
- Shock and Awe: ElecMan.EXE.
Ms. Madd (Madoi Iroaya)
ColorMan voiced by: Yuji Ueda (JP), Andrew Thoth (EN)
A fashionable yet goofy woman that can be quite cunning at times. Operator of ColorMan.EXE.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Subverted. ColorMan is notably the ONLY WWW Navi in Network Transmission that was not targeted by the false vaccine. In fact, ColorMan was completely unaware of the current state of affairs; he was just bored because Madd was ignoring him.
- Dub Name Change: From ColorMan.EXE to WackoMan.EXE in the anime.
- Elemental Powers: ColorMan has Playing with Fire and Making a Splash.
- Fighting Clown: ColorMan.Exe.
Yahoot voiced by: Kenichi Sonobe (JP), Ron Halder (EN)
He runs a curry restaurant that Lan frequently visits in the anime. In the games, he was Dr. Wily's right hand man, and nearly succeeds in deleting Mega Man. Operator of MagicMan.EXE. Voiced by Ron Halder in the dub.
- Ascended Extra: He only shows up as the last WWW member in the first game and is never seen. In the anime he shows up more often, particularly in Stream where he occasionally helps foil Neo WWW's plans.
- The Dragon: to Dr. Wily in the first game.
- Eyes Always Shut
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Match, Zap, and Maddy aren't too fond of him at first, even when they turn over a new leaf, but gradually tolerate him.
- Heel-Face Turn: In the anime, he opens up a curry restaurant that's mildly successful with his other rejected comrades.
- Supreme Chef: He's the owner and head chef of Maha Ichiban/#1 Curry.
Stone ManAn independent Navi working for WWW who prevents the subway trains from running.
- Co-Dragons: With Bomb Man in the anime.
- Taken for Granite: Asteroid Stone Man gave his operator the (unwanted) ability to do this.
Bomb ManAnother independent Navi working for WWW in the first game by guarding their web address.
- Cartoon Bomb/Projectile Attack: His main method of attack.
- Co-Dragons: With Stone Man in the anime.
- Dub Name Change: To Blaster Man in the English anime.
- Playing with Fire: Averted, Bomb Man is non-elemental unlike his Robot Master counterpart, however, his battle chips play this straight.
Pharaoh ManIn the games, is a solo navi always seen guarding WWW territory. In the anime he was created by Lan's father Tadashi Hikari to monitor and guide the flow of data, however due to a virus he became corrupted and had to be sealed away. In the manga, he is an ancient navi that helps Mega Man with his Style Change
- A God Am I: In the games he has an attitude like one, but in the anime he literally has the power of one.
- Big Bad: Of the first half of season one of the anime one were he wrecks havoc and even succeeds in deleting Mega Man himself, though he got better.
- Neharious Pharaoh: Slightly subverted, while his name is Pharaoh Man, he his design is more of a sarcophagus that than an actual pharaoh.
- Would Rather Suffer/Suicide Attack: In, the anime, when captured by Wily, he chooses this way out refusing to sere Wily. Unbeknownst, his remaining data would gone on to form two of the most deadly forces that plagued the net those being Bass, and the virus beast himself Gospel
Rei voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama
FlashMan voiced by: Makoto Yasumura
Operator of FlashMan.EXE, he manages to steal one of the Tetracodes from the school network that is required to release Alpha in the third game.
- Calling Your Attacks: "SHINING BROWSER CRASHER!"
- Heroic RROD: Induces a temporary one by frying Lan's PET.
- Light 'em Up/Shock and Awe: While technically an Elec-element Navi, FlashMan's attacks are mostly light-based.
- Meaningful Name: His name sounds a lot like "psycho ray", FlashMan's signature move is a ray of light that causes people and devices to go haywire.
- Smug Snake: Has the personality of one, and his character sprite is always wearing an arrogant smirk.
Inukai voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada
Operator of BeastMan.EXE and a zookeeper of Yoka Zoo. In the third game, he manages to steal the second Tetracode from the zoo after causing a disruption through electronic implants in every animal in the zoo.
- Beast Man: Well, if it isn't obvious already.
- Expy: Don't you DARE tell me you took one look at BeastMan and didn't think he was meant to be the Netnavi counterpart to Slash Man.
- Gonk: Inukai is very brutish in appearance.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: BeastMan has saberteeth, Wolverine Claws, and a lion's mane.
- Wolverine Claws: BeastMan.
- You Have Failed Me: Wily disposes of them after their failure in the Rankings.
Voiced by: Chiyako Shibahara (JP), Gabe Kouth (EN)
A rather cowardly autonomous (self-reliant) Navi. In the third game, he devises a plan to have washing machines produced by World Three trap users in a sort of bubble bomb. Drillman mentions that Bubbleman is like a close cousin to him.
- Adaptational Wimp/Adaptational Badass: In the anime, he can't do anything to hurt Megaman. On the other hand, he's the only Darkloid who managed to avoid deletion and the only one to show up in every season of the anime starting with Axess and when he's [[Redemption Promotion fighting alongside the good guys, his combat skills increase being able to delete some of Dr. Regal's viruses and some Beastized viruses.
- Butt Monkey: In the anime. He's treated as joke by most everyone, and even Shade Man doesn't start treating him any better until he sees that he's the only Darkloid loyal to him, but then he sees Shade Man brutally killed by Regal.
- Dirty Coward: He spends an entire day running like hell from you, and forcing you to chase his goons all over the Internet. Even in battle, he hides behind a rock and a myriad of deadly bubble traps. And it doesn't end when he dies. When you can meet him again as a random encounter, he will only appear in Beach Area when you're at critical health. Yeah.
- I Surrender, Suckers: After being beaten in his scenario in the 3rd game he begs Lan and Megaman to spare him if he dispels the bubble bomb when Megaman and Lan do spare him he then proceeds to attempt to set off the bombs instead he's prevented from doing so when Chaud and Protoman show up and finish him off before he can.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: In the anime, he does antagonize Lan and Mega Man occasionally, but he befriends Ice Man and Spout Man later. In the last episode of Axess, he helps the other navis fight some viruses to retaliate against Regal for deleting Shade Man and helps the others cheer for Lan and Mega Man. At the end, he brings Rush back to the protagonists after kidnapping him earlier. Then in Stream, he goes back to being a villain, helping Shade Man alter the past allowing Darkloids to rule the world, and in Beast, he hands over Trill to the heroes, terrorizes Net City by pretending to be a Cybeast, helps the Cross Fusion Team (sans the ones stuck in Beyondard) fight off the Beastized viruses, and in Beast +, he forms an allegiance with Blackbeard and Yuika.
- If I Were a Rich Man: He is in love with money in the Manga.
- It's All About Me: When Mega defeats him in combat, the first thing out of his mouth is whining about how you're bullying him. Nevermind that he's holding thousands of people hostage with explosives, which is why Mega's hunting him down in the first place.
- Odd Friendship: Not really friends but by the time he met Ice Man and Spout Man in the anime, he was way over-shadowed by more powerful Navis (and was the butt of many jokes among the Darkloids). Shade Man, however, seemed to have a soft spot for the guy almost bordering on being a father figure (gently inquiring on where Bubble Man had been). That couldn't last long given what Shade Man was using.
- Making a Splash
- Spam Attack: His Navi-chip fires a series of harpoons that do separate amounts of damage, meaning that this can cause considerable devastation with Attack Plus chips, ESPECIALLY against Heat-element enemies.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the anime, he's the only Darkloid to avoid deletion. Probably because he didn't use any Dark Chips.
- Undying Loyalty: The only Darkloid who didn't betray Shade Man in the anime.
- Verbal Tic: In Japanese, he appends "puku" to the ends of his sentences. In English, he says "blub" a lot, and his blubs can be interpreted as swearing.
Sunayama voiced by: Ken Narita (JP)
DesertMan voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada (JP), Ward Perry (EN)
A flamboyant and very popular television actor, this man arranges the N1 Grand Prix tournament in the third game, which was ultimately an attempt to force Chaud to give up ProtoMan to him (while holding Chaud's father hostage) and announce the World Three's return live to the entire world. Operator of Desertman.EXE.
- Affably Evil
- Attention Whore: He very clearly wants people to know that it was HIM that beat everyone in the N1.
- Dishing Out Dirt: DesertMan is essentially a sand golem.
- Graceful Loser: While he tries to pull a Look Behind You, he surrenders quietly when apprehended and merely asks that he receives the TV ratings for the N1 Grand Prix.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: DesertMan speaks in what one can only assume are sandstorm noises, but the game provides subtitles.
- Large Ham: Somewhat fitting, since he works in television.
- Logical Weakness: DesertMan vanishes after every hit... unless you deal Aqua damage, which turns him to mud and stalls him.
- Meaningful Name: Suna means "sand."
- Nice Hat
In the games, she is a nature-loving woman that has Plantman.EXE take over the hospital network, causing the computer-controlled tree of life to grow vines that disrupted hospital services. In the end, she is successful in stealing the third Tetracode from the hospital.
- Adaptational Heroism/Heel-Face Turn: Anetta in the anime. She works for Regal at first and attempts to sabotage Chaud and Proto Man with a Dark Chip as revenge for Proto Man deleting her navi, Silk. Once she realizes it was a misunderstanding, she leaves Regal and exposes him as the leader of Nebula. Afterwards, she occasionally shows up to help Lan and Chaud.
- Camp Gay: Dear Tadashi, PLANTMAN. He constantly spouts flowery metaphors relating to plant life, and quite clearly thinks of MegaMan as impressive. You wouldn't think it'd be healthy for a Wood-element Navi to be so flaming.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Green Thumb: PlantMan.Exe.
- Hospital Hottie: The evil kind.
- Purple Prose: PlantMan. Think Balder with roses instead of peacocks and you're halfway there.
Voiced by: Satoshi Katougi (JP), Trevor Devall (EN)
Another autonomous Navi of the World Three, he considers Bubbleman to be somewhat of a cousin of sorts. Wily calls on him in the third game to drill and break through Scilab security and steal the program containing Alpha.
- Ax-Crazy: "DELEEEEEEETE!"
- The Dragon: In 3.
- Dynamic Entry: When he's resurrected as a tank, he very nearly takes out Lan by smashing through the wall.
- No Kill Like Overkill: His NaviChip. Three drills across the board, then he pops out of three enemy spaces, THEN drops rocks on them. Also, it's Break-element.
- Psycho Supporter: Easily the most crazed WWW member, barring perhaps Wily himself. He's also fanatically loyal to Wily.
- This Is a Drill: Well, obviously. He even provides the page picture.
Joe Mach (Go Mach)
In the sixth game, he is Lan's teacher at Cyber Academy. He is the operator of BlastMan.EXE and assists the others in capturing MegaMan as a favor to Baryl, but has a sense of guilt and helps Lan find MegaMan after all of the other members decide to break off from Baryl and the World Three.
- Bash Brothers: with Baryl.
- Big Damn Heroes/Dynamic Entry: his rescue of Lan and Baryl from the W3 dissidents.
- Badass Teacher/Cool Teacher: While BlastMan's combat prowess is nothing to write home about, Mr. Mach himself is this. See Big Damn Heroes above.
- Foreshadowing: Joe Mach is known for giving stern lectures. After defeating BlastMan the first time, the evil Navi complains about his operator giving him a lecture.
- Genius Bruiser: Is a competent teacher and asskicker.
- Not What I Signed On For: After losing to Mega Man at the Undernet 2 area, his comrades (or rather, soon-to-be-ex-comrades) reveal their intention to break away from WWW and join up with their benefactor. Joe Mach refuses, and states that he only agreed to help them so they'd deliver the Cybeast back to WWW, and makes it very clear that he did not intend to defect from WWW.
- One Steve Limit: Only in the English version though, but he takes a quick note on how Match's name are similar to his in Gregar.
- Shout-Out: To Speed Racer—just look at his Japanese name.
Blackbeard (Captain Kurohige)
Blackbeard voiced by: Kouji Ishii
DiveMan voiced by: Shinji Kawada
A man with violent tendencies with a tendency to talk like a pirate. In the sixth game, he attempts to cause mass chaos at the Aquarium as revenge for being fired from the Aquarium. Operator of DiveMan.EXE.
- Expy: To Inukai from BN3, for being an abusive animal trainer and causing chaos using them. Both of them are the second WWW member to face MegaMan and also the earliest WWW members to be dispatched in their respective games.
- Ironic Hell/Mythology Gag: In the anime, he and Yuika are sentenced to work in an aquarium after stealing Wily's reverse synchro chips.
- Whip It Good: Carries a black bullwhip.
Yuika voiced by: Rie Kanda
CircusMan voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawada
A rather selfish girl that will use underhanded tactics to get ahead in life. In the games, she, along with Circusman.EXE, revives Gregar and Falzar. They capture the one opposite of the version being played, while Mega Man absorbs the other. Later on, they successfully capture Mega Man for a short time, and Yuika along with everyone but Mach break off from the World Three to form their own organization.
- Expy: She's Ms. Madd with the correct job position that has more similarities with her Navi. CircusMan also fills the "annoying-and-gimmicky-villain" role of BubbleMan and CloudMan.
- Monster Clown: The operator of CircusMan.EXE. She also has a clownish getup and tends to be rather causal about doing evil things. She also acts in a similar manner to a circus performer.
- Tempting Fate: "He's still just an illusion, he can't do anything", yeah except cause a massive explosion
Prosecutor Ito (Satoru Roppo)
A cheerful but cynical lawyer who wants justice, but knows that true justice cannot be achieved unless the world is destroyed. He and JudgeMan.EXE serve the World Three by punishing those that fail the organization and remove those that are deemed to be a threat. They attempt to frame Yuichiro Hikari in the sixth game.
- Amoral Attorney: He wants true justice by destroying the world.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Even when he is revealed to be an enemy, his friendly personality really doesn't change that much.
- Books That Bite: One of JudgeMan's attacks summons giant fanged books that chomp towards his opponents.
- Expy: while his beliefs and actions are somewhat reminiscent of Light Yagami.
- Eyes Always Shut
- Hypocrite: He possesses a strong hatred of criminals and anything unjust, but becomes one in the pursuit of his goals. Also, even though he believes in order, he tries to bring it about by destroying the crime-filled world.
- Judge, Jury, and Executioner
- Shock and Awe: Judgeman has an attack that strikes you with an electrical whip. This seems to be the only "Law" or "Justice" type attack he has since the rest seem to fit the book theme (He was originally called Bookman.EXE which makes much more sense)
Vic (Tsuyuharu Nyudo)
A man that can be described as somewhat of a lunatic with some ninja-like abilities that have never really been explained in the sixth game. He and ElementMan.EXE wreak havoc with the weather by taking over Sky Town's weather control system.
- Elemental Powers: ElementMan can access all four main elements in the series; Fire, Aqua, Elec and Wood.
- Master of Disguise
- Psychotic Smirk: Wears one constantly.
- Tornado Move: One of ElementMan's attacks.
Voiced by: Isshin Chiba
A rather mysterious man that has a connection with Wily, at least in the games. He forms a team with Lan and several others in the fifth game to liberate the internet from Nebula.
- Big Good: In the fifth game, of Team Colonel.
- The Bus Came Back: In the anime, he returns in Beast via his Beyondard counterpart.
- The Dragon: In the sixth game.
- Get a Hold of Yourself Man: Gives one to Lan in the fifth game.
- Happily Adopted: By Wily in the games.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Starts out as an ally in the fifth, then becomes Wily's second-in-command, before Lan and Mega Man manage to convince Baryl and Colonel to turn against Wily after MegaMan defeats Colonel in the sixth game.
- Killed Off for Real: In the anime, he asks Duo to absorb him and Colonel so Duo can have a better understanding of cross fusion in exchange for sparing Earth. This speeds up his aging process and causes him to die of old age.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Yes, the anti-Nebula team leader in Team Colonel is with the World Three in the sixth game.
- Perma Stubble
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto
Operated by Baryl. Designed by Wily and given to Baryl, Colonel was supposed to be the perfect Navi, having the best fighting capabilities while being compassionate. The compassionate part was removed (and became Iris.EXE) when Baryl's father died fighting a war.
- Colonel Badass: Literally. Even gets a battle chip labeled "Colonel's Army" to emphasize this.
- Chest Insignia: A thin black outline of a minus sign against a gray background. There are two black vertical bars attached to the top end and the bottom end as well.
- Eleventh Hour Super Power: His complete form with Iris is implied to be on or nearly the same level as Hub.bat MegaMan.EXE, demonstrated when he completely annihilates the Cybeast that took over Mega Man in one blow without harming Mega Man himself.
- The Dragon: With Baryl in the sixth game.
- Heroic Sacrifice: With Iris at the end of the sixth game.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Variation. He used to be far more emotional and more capable of conscience until that part of himself was spun off into a separate being called Iris.EXE.
Sword ManA WWW Navi guarding the way to the Life Virus in Network Transmission. Appears as a darkloid in the anime's Axess season and returns as an Asteroid Navi working for a ninja.
- Animate Inanimate Object: He's three swords working together.
- Villains Prefer Swords: He's three sentient swords.
- Multiple Head Case: Each of his swords are capable of talking and thought.
- Technicolor Blades: Well, not the blades, but the handles for each of his sentient sword are primary colors.
Star ManA WWW Navi selling a fake vaccine to the Zero Virus which causes said virus instead. Appears in the anime as a darkloid during Axess and returns as an Asteroid Navi in Stream operated by a fortune teller specializing in romance.
- Colony Drop: He tries this in Stream when he misunderstands his operator's desire to create shooting stars by summoning an asteroid to wipe out Japan, or at least Den Tech City.
- Dub Name Change: Axess' English dub changed his name to Nova Man.
Gravity ManA WWW Navi in Network Transmission. appears in the anime as a Darkloid and Asteroid Navi.
A net official that is also a fisherman of sorts. He runs a beef shop. The contradiction is an intentional part of the undercover disguise. Operator of SharkMan.EXE.
- Everything's Even Worse with Sharks: Subverted.
- Making a Splash: SharkMan.EXE.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: In the anime, he pretends to know nothing of Netbattles.
- Put on a Bus/What Happened to the Mouse?: He pretty much disappears after a filler episode of Axess and when he returns in Beast, its his Beyondard counterpart.
- Secret Identity: He is Commander Beef to almost everyone else.
A calm woman that loves nature and strives to protect it through non-violent means in this technology-based age. Operator of WoodMan.EXE. Voiced by Kelly Sheridan in the dub.
- Ascended Extra: In the first game she's simply an optional opponent and has a tournament mini-arc (like any other tournament opponent) in the fourth game. In the anime she's a teammate of Commander Beef.
- Blush Sticker
- The Bus Came Back: She and Wood Man return in a later episode of Axesss to help Mega Man and Lan defeat Spark Man and give Mega Man Wood Soul.
- Green Thumb: WoodMan.
- Nature Hero
- Nice Girl: Contrast to most of the tournament people you face in the fourth game. But even then a problem will always try to slip in.
Miyu Kuroi (Miyuki Kuroi)
A mysterious woman with strange psychic powers (perhaps not limited to sensing a very odd aura from MegaMan.EXE in the first game) that runs an antique shop. Operator of Skullman.EXE. Voiced by Anna Cummer in the dub.
- Ascended Extra: She's nothing but an optional opponent in the first game but is a semi-regular character in the anime.
- Dem Bones: Well, it's SkullMan...
- The Stoic: In the anime.
- Super-Stoic Shopkeeper: And a real creepy one at that.
- Not So Stoic: She has a few moments in the anime, such as getting easily seasick (along with Sal) at the end of their only Axess appearance.
Dr. Yuichiro Hikari
Lan's father, a renowned computer scientist. Voiced by Michael Adamtwaite in the dub.
- Badass Pacifist: In the fifth game, he holds out against being subjected to Cold-Blooded Torture for an unbelievable amount of time, and risks dying in an exploding volcano to give the man who engineered said torture one last chance at redemption.
- Generation Xerox: He continues his father's work and Lan follows closely in both their footsteps.
- Good Parents: He's not around to raise his son as often as he probably should be, but when he is around he is a dependable father figure, and its quite clear his son and wife hold him in high regard. It helps that he sends Lan plenty of cool stuff like Battle Chips and the Navi Customizer.
- Megane: He looks good with those glasses.
- Not That Kind of Doctor
- Unnamed Parent: In the English versions of the first three games, he is only referred to as "Dr. Hikari" or "[Lan's] Dad." It wasn't until the Battle Chip Challenge Spin-Off that his first name was revealed, and only the 5th and 6th games mentioned it in the main series.
- All There in the Manual: Haruka's name is not mentioned anywhere in the games proper.
- Education Mama: Lan can NOT sneak bad grades past this woman, though given he's not one for studying, it's hard to knock her for this.
- Good Parents: Like her husband, she's a very dutiful parent to their son, and Lan and Mega Man both respect her.
- Heroic BSOD: Has one in the fifth game when temporarily Brainwashed and Crazy, and it's a Tear Jerker to watch, especially because it involves her sorrow over her kidnapped husband.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the Gaiden Game (Battle Chip Challenge), she's a possible battle contestant.
Ms. Mari (Mariko Ozono)
The young teacher in Lan's elementary school.
- Anime Hair: Her hair buns looks like a pair of swiss rolls.
- Bound and Gagged: In the first game only. You're strangely given the OPTION to free her.
- Forced Tutorial: For the first two games.
- Ship Tease: With Higsby, although it's definitely more from his end.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With her sister Yuri. The anime emphasizes this even further.
Ribitta (Kero Midorikawa)
A rather quirky news reporter who is so dedicated to getting the first scoop on everything to the point where she is willing to travel and film overseas without the appropriate licenses in the second game. Operator of ToadMan.EXE.
- Animal Motifs: Frogs, of course.
- Combat Commentator: In the N1 Grand Prix arc of the anime.
- Demoted to Extra: Aside from being the tournament announcer she was otherwise ignored. She still showed up every season on news reports, but she wasn't a Duo Crest holder despite almost everyone else in BN 5 being one, and she never had a single focus episode in any season. Toadman was even worse, only really getting one major scene period in the first season.
- Hot Scoop: Regarded as one in universe.
- Intrepid Reporter
- Making a Splash: ToadMan.Exe.
- Shock and Awe: Despite being Aqua element, ToadMan's battle chip deals Elec damage.
- What Could Have Been: It seems that she was going to be a member of the Cross Fusion team in Stream, but in the end it was decided against.
Higsby (Yamitaro Higure)
A part-time teacher of sorts that also runs the local battlechip shop. In the first game, he was a member of World Three and tried to brainwash the local Akihara school into becoming World Three servants. Since that failed attempt, he cut off ties with the World Three and becomes a close friend to Lan and Mega Man's group.
- Adaptational Heroism: His villainous actions in the anime are far less despicable than they were in the game where he merely holds Mayl, Dex, Yai, and Ms. Mari hostage to get Yai's rare chips instead of brainwashing every kid in school and trapping Ms. Mari in the supply closet. It helps that the anime Higsby wasn't a WWW member.
- Adorkable: At times.
- Anime Hair: Just look at it!◊
- Heel-Face Turn: We mentioned that he was in World Three at the beginning of the first game, right?
- Nerd Glasses
- Proud to Be a Geek
- Put on a Bus: In the 6th game, when you get access to your hometown again his chip shop is locked up with a sign on the door saying he's overseas on a trip.
- Ship Tease: It's blatantly obvious that he has a crush on Ms. Mari. In the games, Higsby's sometimes seen daydreaming about her and in the fifth game, he says he's going to propose after the adventure's over.
- Smart People Wear Glasses
- Verbal Tic: He adds "huh" to almost every sentence in English. In Japanese, he replaces "desu" with "demasu". He even writes the "huh"s in his emails!
An intelligent Navi that appears to have a huge brain of sorts encased in a light bulb. Operated by Higsby. Voiced by Samuel Vincent in the dub.
- Chest Insignia: Dark green right angle triangle complete with a small yellow square at the base of the triangle. The triangle is set against a lighter green background.
- Good with Numbers
- Improbable Weapon User: Dice bombs, protractor boomerangs, and math balls. In the anime, he also uses swords that look like oversized Mahjong scoring sticks.
- Lovable Coward: He's not the best at netbattling, but people love him anyway.
- The Smart Guy: Of Team Colonel.
- Took a Level in Badass: He's frankly pathetic in the first game, but in later appearances he's a far more formidable opponent.
Mr. Famous (Meijin Eguchi)
A man with an outgoing personality that offers advice to young Netbattlers and tests them. Operator of Gate Man.EXE, Punk.EXE, Kendo Man.EXE, and Foot Man.EXE in the games, although he is never seen with more than one at a time.
- Adaptational Villainy: Three of his navis show up in the anime as Zoanoroids.
- Amicable Exes: In the anime, he and his ex-girlfriend Makoto Akoi are on good terms, to the point where Famous even rescues her from Zoan Punk.
- Catch Phrase: "san wa iranai", or in the dub, "Famous. Just Famous.".
- Contest Winner Cameo: All of his Navis, except Punk.
- Creator Cameo: Mr. Famous is Masakazu "Meijin" Eguchi, a scenario writer for the EXE series (who would also get an avatar in Legend Master Shin). During the early tournaments following the release of the first game, Masakazu gained a name for himself by demonstrating mastery of the mechanics.
- Insistent Terminology: He insists on being called "Meijin" and not "Meijin-san", and always says "san wa iranai" (roughly "no need for the -san") whenever he gets called "Meijin-san". Once, he underscores this by pointing out he isn't even over thirty, yet.
- The dub changes this to an aversion to being called "Mr.", which is a fairly direct translation.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: With another Creator Cameo — the character of Soul Battler Takeshi. Takeshi, who only appears in certain message boards in the last few games (and who is the reason for all the "Soul" naming in 6), is the Battle Network incarnation of a much-beloved EXE tournament host whose Hot-Blooded-ness is often juxtaposed with the cool, collected Mr. Famous. More information on Takeshi, here.
Tory Froid (Tohru Hikawa)
A rather young boy whose father manages the Waterworks, which purifies and controls the water supply. Because of this, he was kidnapped and taken hostage by WWW in an attempt to force his father and IceMan.EXE to comply to the WWW's demands.
- Ascended Extra: In the first game, he was just a random kid you rescued, and had a generic sprite. In the anime, he becomes a much more major character.
- Demoted to Extra: And then he is hit with this in later seasons. It makes you wonder what the point of giving him a bigger role was...
- Bilingual Bonus: "Froid" is the French word for cold.
- Butt Monkey: When he starts appearing less often starting in Axess, the group usually goes off somewhere without him. Twice in Axess, the group boards Yai's rocket to investigate what caused one of her satellites to disappear and to confront Dr. Regal leaving him behind. Then in Beast +, he and Mayl are at Higsby's Chip Shop when she notices Lan and Dex and follows them, ditching Tory in the process.
- Flat Character: He looks generic for an anime character and beyond his love of history and hot springs, he doesn't get much characterization.
- Nice Guy/Only Sane Man: Not that hard to fulfill either of those roles when your friends are Lan, Mayl, Dex, and Yai.
- Swapped Roles: In the first Battle Network game, he's being held hostage by the WWW to blackmail his dad into messing up the Water Works. In the anime, his dad is captured while he sabotages the Water Works.
Operated by Tory and his father. Ice Man is a rather small and cute Eskimo-type Navi specializing in ice attacks. Voiced by Samuel Vincent in the dub.
- Badass Adorable
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In Network Transmission, Mr. Froid gives him the Zero Virus Vaccine.
- Chest Insignia: A bright blue eight-pointed star against a slightly darker blue background.
- An Ice Person
RushA rare and unique virus in the games in which it only has 10 HP but only loses 1 HP per attack and becomes harder to hit with each round and runs away if you fail to hit him.In the anime, its a computer program Dr. Hikari created to guide the group to Mega Man's frame after he was deleted by Pharaoh Man.
- A Day in the Limelight: An undubbed Axess episode shows Rush running away from home and befriending a Malako virus and comes across Bubble Man.
- Adaptational Heroism/Ascended Extra: A random virus in the games, but an ally in the anime.
- Big Friendly Dog: He's not big, but he's friendly all the same.
- Blessed with Suck: He certainly thinks his ability to turn into a synchro chip and cross fuse with Mayl and Roll is this considering everytime Cross Fusion Roll gets hit, he feels the damage.
- Butt Monkey: The fact that he gets turned into a synchro chip and can feel the pain whenever Cross Fusion Roll gets hurt and is forced into doing so despite not wanting to.
- Evil Counterpart: He meets a pink, female and feral version of himself in the first season finale. In the games, its supposed to be a stronger version of Rush with 800 HP and drops more rare chips.
- Jerkass: In his Axess limelight episode above, he refuses to bring Lan an umbrella during a rain storm claiming he'll short circuit, which turns out to be a lie since Lan comes home and sees him taking a bath.
- Out of Focus: In the Gospel finale, he gets damaged by the Gospel Virus Beast and in Axess, he gets captured by Shade Man and Bubble Man so the two Darkloids can turn him into a chip allowing Shade Man to materlialize in the real world without dimensional areas.
- Team Pet: Becomes this once he has the ability to enter the real world.
- Useless Protagonist: To some extent. The only useful things he's ever done are sending a cat virus back into cyberspace via a wormhole/portal and that was only because Dr. Hikari opened it up underneath the cat virus, save Lan from getting crushed by rubble earlier in the same scenario, spray water at the real world viruses in the first season finale and becoming a synchro chip to allow Mayl and Roll to cross fuse. The rest of the time, he's just there for comic relief.
- Whack A Monster: This is how you're supposed to damage it in the games.
Raoul and Thunder Man
- Absentee Actor: Raoul doesn't appear in the last two episodes of Axess, but Thunder Man shows up to help the others fight against Regal's viruses.
- A Day in the Limelight: They have one with Raika and Search Man in Axess fighting Fridge Man, Bright Man, Sword Man, and Star Man. They also share a couple of episodes of Stream with Chaud and Proto Man.
- Afro Asskicker: He and Chaud wear afros to disguise themselves during their Net Battle against Lan in Axess.
- Scary Black Man: Subverted. Raoul may look intimidating, but he's quite nice in spite of his appearance.
- Shock and Awe: Thunder Man is an Elec Navi.
- Temporarily a Villain: Invoked. Raoul, Thunder Man, and Chaud disguise themselves as villains in the anime to teach Lan the dangers of underestimating his opponents.
Tora (Aragoma and Torakichi) and King ManAn (initially) arrogant boy with a talent in chess.
- The Chessmaster: His Navi and battles are chess themed.
- Demoted to Extra: In the third game, Tora was essentially a second Dex in terms of gameplay, being an ally who could be battled repeatedly for more Navi chips and plotwise, helps the others defeat WWW. Their only anime appearance was in a filler episode during the first season.
- Jerkass: When he first meets Lan, he tells him to go home instead of participating in the N1 Grand Prix. Lan justifiably asks him who Tora thinks he is bossing him around like that. Tora responds that kids are mannerless these days and provokes Lan during the N1 announcements and embarrasses him in front of the audience when Mega Man tells Lan to calm down by citing Lan as a baby an needing his Navi to nanny him. And when Sunyama is announcing the contestants, he tells him "Shut up and show us the fight arena!". Though this quickly disappears after the N1 as Haruka state that Tora has been polite during his stay at Lan's house and becomes more respectful towards Lan and decided he was the second best person from the N1 to learn from (the first person being Chaud) and politely but still hot bloodedly challenges Dex to a Net Battle.
- Shockwave Stomp: King Man's knights are capable of doing this, unless they land in your left column.
- King Man's Navi chip can also do this if he lands on an unoccupied panel which damages enemies on the four surrounding panels, otherwise, nothing happens, which makes absolutely no sense since King Man himself can delete Mega Man like this and a cutscene shows King Man deleting Flash Man by stomping on him.
- Unknown Rival: To Chaud.
Tamako and Metal ManA lady who runs a gift shop outside the Ura Inn in the third game and a tournament opponent in the fourth game.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade/Extra Ore Dinary: Metal Man has some circular blades he can use as an attack.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her artwork shows her like this.
- Bigger on the Inside: Tamako does this in her debut episode in the anime popping out of places or objects she shouldn't be able to fit inside of such as a bowl of food.
- Cool Uncle: She's Mamoru's aunt, but we never see the two interact.
- Dub Name Change: Metal Man is called Heavy Metal Man in the anime's English dub.
- Evil Counterpart: Metal Man has one int he form of Zoano Metal Man.
- Macross Missile Massacre: Firing missiles is another of Metal Man's attacks.
ChisaoDex's younger brother.
- Ascended Extra: He only appears in 3, 4, and Battle Chip Challenge, but shows up in every season of the anime, not that he does much.
- Bratty Half-Pint: When he first shows up in the third game, he blocks the way into the subway station until his big brother, the #1 Net Battler in town shows up but doesn't bother telling anyone who said brother/netbattler is. Then in Battle Chip Challenge, he tells Dex that in order to win, he should get rid of Guts Man and get a new Navi. Then in the fourth game, he fakes his own kidnapping so Lan would be disqualified for being a no show at the tournament.
- Older and Wiser: The older part is debatable, but Chisao is far less bratty in the anime. His loyalty to Dex is downplayed and doesn't hold any animosity towards the others and even once rooted for Lan and Mega Man to defeat Dex and Guts Man in Axess.
- Supreme Chef: He works for WWW's curry shop just like Dex in Stream and is somehow able to make curry sherbert.
- Tagalong Kid: In the third game and the anime.
Raika and Search Man
A military commander from the cold nation of Sharo, he is the operator of the sniper SearchMan.EXE. They usually only cared about achieving their objectives during dangerous missions, but in the anime, they eventually warm up to the main casts' friendly personalities.
- Ascended Extra: He and Search Man become main characters in the anime during Beast.
- Bodyguard Crush: In the anime, Raika is given some Ship Tease with Princess Pride.
- Breakout Character: Is given a much larger role in the laters seasons, basically becoming the tertiary protagonist after Lan and Chaud.
- Cold Sniper: He and Search Man are quick to delete any innocent navis corrupted by dark chips since they belive its the only way to save them and its most definitely the only way to prevent more damage.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When he first shows up, he rags on Lan since Japan's only defense against Nebula and their dark chips are cross fusion and essentially calls Lan a dumbass and claims that darkloids can be defeated using intelligence instead of relying on cross fusion and in the following episode, Raika orders Search Man to fire at Desert Man, but Search Man is reluctant since Desert Man is holding Mega Man over a lava pit which means if Search Man deletes Desert Man, Mega Man would've also deleted. When Search Man fires a freeze bullet at the lava, Raika scolds Search Man, but finally shows Mega Man some respect but still insults Lan. When he returns later in Axess, he refuses Raoul's help thinking he'll get in the way due to being a civilian. The "heart of gold" finally comes in a few episodes later when Fridge Man takes over a mine in Sharo and unintentionally traps Sharo's heroic dog in the dimensional area. Raika previously known for following all orders uses Lan to bypass the dimensional area and risk getting himself in trouble just to save his friend.
- Military Brat: Comes with him being a Russian (Sharo) soldier stereotype.
- Sugar and Ice Personality
- Ascended Extra: Similar to Raika, he has more screentime in the anime.
- Balloon Belly: He gets one in his debut episode when he and Lan are having a competition to see who can eat more curry.
- Weapon of Choice: His tomahawk, although he uses it when he's lost to determine which way he should go. There's also Tomahawk Man's double axe when he performs cross fusion.
JasmineA Chinese girl who's studying medicine.
- Anime Chinese Girl: She's from Choina, the Battle Network version of China.
- Cool Old Guy: Jasmine's grandpa is highly knowledgeable in medicine and computer technology, is kind towards animals (pandas in particular) and enjoys playing mild pranks on Lan and Dex by making him think he can open doors, refrigerators, and light stoves with magic when he's really holding a remote control in his hand.
- Friend to All Living Things: Jasmine and her grandfather are shown to be kind to animals.
- The Medic: Meddy being a nurse, serves this role in the games and anime.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In Megaman Battle Network 5, Jasmine is studying medicine to find a cure for grandpas's disease. In the anime, he's Jasmine's medicinal teacher and perfectly healthy.
Fyrefox (Rokushakudama Nenji)A fireworks maker who joins Team Proto Man with his navi Napalm Man and becomes a member of the Cross Fusion team in the anime's Stream season.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the games, he's willing to steal items to make better fireworks and only joins Team Proto Man to avoid getting arrested. In the anime, he's a law abiding citizen.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He yells at just about everyone he comes across, but will often attempt to do the right thing to protect others, such as when Asteroid Napalm Man accidentally showed up in his PET injured, he immediately nursed him back to health.
- Playing with Fire: He's a pyro technician and operates Napalm Man.exe in the games and anime.
- Too Dumb to Live: In one episode of Stream, he keeps calling Tesla an old lady setting her off and making her chase him and Lan.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Nenji and Napalm Man argue about everything, but are capable of working together and care about each other, such as when Napalm Man entered a Net Police robot to stop Magnet Man and drives it into a trash compactor to make sure it wouldn't hurt any humans, Nenji then enters the compactor, removes the robot's CPU to jack Napalm Man out. Nenji yells at Napalm Man for almost getting himself deleted while Napalm Man retorts that Nenji could've gotten himself crushed and the two laugh it off.
Charlie AirstarA pilot and the operator of Gyro Man.exe. Becomes a member of the Cross Fusion team in the anime.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Charile often acts goofy and has a smug look on his face, but when things get dangerous, he's capable of being serious.
- Dating Catwoman/Villainous Crush: He and Tesla have some feelings for each other.
- Greed: Downplayed. In the anime, he wanted to arrest Sunyama for his museum robberies because the owners were willing to pay handsomely for the returned artworks.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: He's one of the few people not affected by Regal's Soul Net Server.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In his debut, he flirts with just about every woman he comes across (including Ms. Mari), but beyond that he turned out to be a good person such as catching Lan and Chaud with his helicopter when the two are forced to fall out of a sand filled building.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When he takes Tesla to an island where some scientists are building a satellite and realizes that Neo WWW is planning on hijacking it, he admits that Neo WWW's attack is partly his fault and helps the scientists, Lan, and Mega Man defeat Neo WWW.
Tesla Magnus (Tesla Magnets)
- Bad Boss/Spoiled Brat: In the anime, she expects birthday presents from her Neo WWW lackeys during the entire month her birthday is in. Needless to say, they ran out of money and ideas pretty quickly.
- Berserk Button: Don't call her an old lady.
- Evil Is Petty: In the anime, the Net Police misprint her age as 30 on her wanted poster and spends the whole episode hijacking one of their robots and rampages throughout the city chasing Lan and Nenji. At the end, Mr. Gauss changes her age to 29.
- Jerkass: In the fifth game, she's mining some minerals and Lan's friends fall underground and could've been buried alive. When Lan asks her to turn off the mining machines, she tells him to do it himself.
- Save the Villain/Token Evil Teammate: In the anime, she recruits Inukai, Rei, Sunyama, and Narcy as the Neo WWW, but joins the Cross Fusion Team when the other characters save her from Dark Mega Man.
- Shock and Awe: She becomes Magnet Man's operator in the fifth game and the anime's Stream season.
Net Mafia Gospel
This Net Mafia group makes up the villains for the second game and the second season of the anime. Their main goal in both the game and the anime is to create a beast made up of internet bugs with the power to destroy all that stand in their way.
A rather mean-spirited man that makes a living out of extorting money from rich families in any way that he can. He tries to extort money from Yai's parents to fund Gospel projects by leaking dangerous gas into Yai's house at the beginning of the second game. The operator of AirMan.EXE.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the classic series, AirMan is That One Boss and even has a song dedicated for his toughness. Here he is the Starter Villain that has no combat gimmicks contrast to the rest of the BN2 Navis.
- Blow You Away: AirMan.
- Knight of Cerebus: A rare early example - The early arcs in Megaman Battle Network tend to be somewhat comedic or wacky. The first scenario of Megaman Battle Network 2 is him gassing a pre-pubescent girl to blackmail her parents. This pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the game...
- Meaningful Name: "Arashi" means "storm", and "Kaze" means "wind".
- Oh, Crap: His reaction once he notices the bomb noted below.
- You Have Failed Me: In the second game he is blown up by a briefcase bomb after losing to Lan and Mega Man.
Speedy Dave (Daisuke Hayami)
He is an ecoterrorist that joined Gospel out of his love of nature. He brags a lot about his IQ of 160. He is the operator of Quickman.EXE, and attempts to blow up a dam in the second game. In the anime, he is a childhood friend of Sal. Voiced by Kirby Morrow in the dub.
- Anti-Villain: Only in the anime, as it turns out that he never truly planned to hurt anyone, and wanted to merely scare them into taking better care of nature. By the end of the episode, he has betrayed Gospel and leaves, but not before saying goodbye to Sal.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: QuickMan's Early-Bird Cameo in Network Transmission has him taken over by the false vaccine.
- Confusion Fu: Well, it is Quick Man...
- Early-Bird Cameo: At least in terms of the game's timeline. In Network Transmission, he sends Lan a thank you letter for stopping the vaccinated QuickMan.EXE before he becomes an enemy in MMBN2.
- Flash Step: QuickMan will happily evade every attack you throw at him using this. You only get a chance to hit him when he's currently attacking you (like many bosses in the second game).
- Informed Ability: As Chaud said, his IQ of 160(!!) didn't do him much good...
Mr. Dark/Dusk (Dark Miyabi)
A mysterious and dangerous assassin-for-hire that operates Shadowman.EXE and is feared throughout both the real and cyber worlds. He is hired by Gospel in the second game to destroy key installations that make up the network, but fails when Mega Man and Proto Man intervene. In the fifth game, after a short fight, he agrees to help MegaMan and Colonel retake the internet from Nebula.
- Badass: ShadowMan is quite capable of single-handedly undermining an internet government.
- Badass Normal: In the anime, he defeated Zoan Blizzard Man using some ninja caltrops.
- Combo: ShadowMan in the second game utilizes both Grass Stage and a fire bomb attack. Fire attacks deal double damage on enemies standing on a grass panel.
- Early-Bird Cameo: In Network Transmission. The last thing you see in that game is him talking to Gospel.
- He actually appeared even earlier, he's a Bonus Boss in the first game.
- Fuuma Shuriken: It wouldn't be ShadowMan without them.
- Flechette Storm: His NaviChip, as well as an advance that utilizes it, BodyGuard. Stars everywhere!
- Heel-Face Turn
- Inconsistent Dub: In 5, he's renamed Dusk.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Ninja: It's nice to see that even in this advanced age, ninjas can and will still exist.
- Punch Clock Villain: Dark and ShadowMan are mercenaries.
In the games, she is said to be the ruler of a small island nation known as Creamland that gained considerable power due to being one of the first to use the new internet technology. However, the larger and more powerful nations soon caught up and surpassed Creamland in terms of political power, which motivates her to join Gospel, attempt to sabotage an international Net Official meeting and kill everyone involved. She operates KnightMan.EXE. Voiced by Jillian Michaels in the dub.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the anime, she was heroic to begin with.
- Badass Princess: In the anime especially, though she's pretty willing to put her own ass on the line in the games as well.
- Blondes Are Evil: In the second game.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Unless they are crazy jealous of other succeeding nations.
- Heel-Face Turn: In BN 5. A change so extreme that it basically flips her whole personality from BN 2 out of nowhere.
- Out of Focus: Gets the least amount of screentime in Stream compared to the other Duo Crest characters. While Dingo became a regular character, Dark and Tesla were recurring villains and Jasmine Nenji and Charlie got 3 to 4 focus episodes each, Pride only had 1. And once she can Cross Fuse she still frequently missed out on some battles because of her ruling duties.
- Rebellious Princess
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Same Character, but Different: You will be surprised if your first encounter with Pride is the fifth game or the anime. The second game version of her is really mean towards everyone.
- Spoiled Sweet
Loyal retainer of Princess Pride, and saddled with a rather admirable case of My Master, Right or Wrong.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: His battle chip in the second game can do this, even to himself.
- The Brute: Shares this position with MagnetMan in Gospel until he becomes The Big Guy of Team Colonel alongside TomahawkMan.
- Epic Flail: You know an attack's awesome when it's called Royal Wrecking Ball.
- Gentle Giant: When not in combat, he's obviously a Nice Guy despite his imposing stature.
- Heel-Face Turn: He worked with Gospel in MMBN2, but only because his Princess did. In the fifth game, he joins Team Colonel alongside the Princess.
- Mighty Glacier
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Despite claiming to have no ability to question his orders, he clearly had moral problems with being on the villainous team in the second game, but elected to remain loyal to his mistress. He joins Team Colonel by the same logic, though he joins the team rather willingly.
- Stone Wall: His StoneBody condition makes all damage inflicted to him reduced to 1. Like most BN2 Navis he is only vulnerable to attacks when he's attacking (or jumping forward).
Gauss Magnus (Gauss Magnets)
Leader of his own company and an outward success story, he has some very bitter issues regarding having grown up poor, which is why he's a member of Gospel in the second game.
- Always Someone Better: To Count Zap in the anime which is why he joined the WWW. Kind of subverted when Elec Man and Count Zap help Mega Man delete Magnet Man.
- Karma Houdini: Double subversion: In Stream, he gets sentenced to prison for 931 years, but Tesla leads the Neo WWW to break him and Magnet Man out.
- Overprotective Dad: Of his daughter Tesla, in the anime, albeit played for laughs.
- The Dragon: Implied to be one for Gospel.
- The Unfavorite: Mentions his brother Jack Count Zap got adopted into a rich family, while he had to dig himself out of poverty the hard way, and he's rather bitter about it. Inverted in the anime where his brother is apparently the unfavorite, resulting him joining the WWW.
- Villainous Crossdresser: He does this in the anime.
Gauss (and later his daughter Tesla's) Navi.
- Barrier Warrior: His specialty in the fifth Battle Network game.
- Battle Butler: Acts this way to both Gauss and Tesla.
- The Brute: Shares this position with KnightMan in Gospel until he becomes The Big Guy of Team Protoman alongside NapalmMan.
- Doppleganger Attack: his Signature Move, the North South(NS) Tackle.
- Heel-Face Turn: A reluctant one in the fifth game, though he remains loyal because Tesla explicitly orders him to be, hence he joins Team Proto Man alongside her.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Will do what Gauss or Tesla order, good or ill, without complaint, even if it means Teeth-Clenched Teamwork with Mega Man as a member of Team Protoman.
- Shock and Awe: Electric elemental due to his magnetism theme.
Leader of Gospel (Kid Grave)/Sean Obihiro (Shun Obihiro)
- Absentee Actor/Adapted Out: Sean never appears in the anime as his Gospel/Kid Grave disguise is a robot.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Of course, like the rest of that appearance, it's just a hologram.
- Chekhov's Gunman: The first time you see him in the games, he's on the same plane that a fellow Gospel agent was planning to attack. In fact, he can be seen even earlier in the Netopian Airport terminal.
- And after you defeat said Gospel agent, he vanishes from the plane.
- Abusive Parents: Or rather, foster parents.
- The Atoner: In 3.
- Bratty Half-Pint/Insufferable Genius: His Manga characterization. It really grinds on Chaud's nerves.
- Break the Cutie: His backstory.
- Heel-Face Turn: He joins forces to help Chaud and Raika defeat the darkloids in the Manga. He also seems to have repented in MMBN3 and actually snaps Lan out of brief Heroic BSOD.
- Improbable Age: Leader of a dangerous criminal organization at ten years old.
- No Mouth: Although it turns out to be part of a holographic disguise.
- Walking Spoiler
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Seriously, when a kid says "My computers are more honest than people", you know he's broken.
- You Gotta Have Silver Hair
Battle Network 4 Tournament Opponents
- The various tournament opponents that Lan encounters in the fourth game.
Terry Jomon and Spark ManA robot specialist who wants to win the tournament so his grandfather, the owner of Jomon Electrics will give him funding for his projects.
- Adapted Out: Terry never shows up in the anime.
- Casting a Shadow/Living Shadow: Spark Man can summon his opponents' shadows to fight for him.
- Cheaters Never Prosper/Laser-Guided Karma: He sends Lan a fake e-mail promising free PET maintenance, but is actually hacking into it so Lan can only use a folder with weak chips instead of his own so he can win the tournament. His grandpa helps Lan fix his PET and then expresses his disappointment in Terry and disowns him.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: When Spark Man hijacks a train in the anime, he fills it mostly with Elec viruses, but also has some Heat viruses to counter any Wood Navis (Wood Man specifically) or chips that the opponent might use.
- Locomotive Level: His last appearance in Axess excluding The Great Net Police Battle has him taking over a train.
- Never My Fault: Any Net Battle Terry loses, he blames on Spark Man.
- Shock and Awe: Spark Man is an Elec Navi.
- Taking You with Me: Right before he's deleted, he sabotages the train's braking system so the train will crash taking down Mega Man, Lan, and Wood Man.
Atsuki Homura and Burner ManA young man who's very passionate about pyrotechnics, essentially a younger, ruder version of Mr. Match.
- Adapted Out: Atsuki never shows up in the anime.
- Evil Counterpart/Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: Calling Mr. Match a hero is stretching it, but otherwise, the trope stands.
- Jerkass: He's rude towards Mr. Match, calling him an old man and laughs at him and Fire Man for losing to Lan and Mega Man in the past.
- Playing with Fire: Burner Man is a Heat Navi.
- Sore Loser: When Lan defeats him in the tournament, he angrily tells Burner Man to burn down the whole building only to set himself on fire and runs into an elevator.
Ivan Chillski (Ivan Coolski) and Cold ManA man from Sharo (the Battle Network version of Russia) and his Navi Cold Man.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Cold Man is a walking, talking refrigerator.
- Dub Name Change: Cold Man is called Fridge Man in the anime's English dub. Unlike the other name changes in the dub, this one actually makes more sense since he is indeed a sentient refrigerator.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Cold Man wears one.
- Too Dumb to Live: Ivan takes control of weather computers all over the world so he can cause blizzards in Netopia because its too hot for him, not realizing he can just take off his coat.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The well intentioned part is debatable, but in the anime, Ivan lost his job due to the company running low on funds to support his compression research, when he receives Asteroid Cold Man, they begin compressing Navis all over the world, which leads to Chaud, Proto Man, and Raoul arresting Ivan and deleting Cold Man.
Tensuke and Top ManAn elderly man who wants to bond with his grandson by playing with tops.
- Adapted Out: His twin brother never shows up in the anime.
- Badass Grandpa: When his top goes out of control, he jacks in Top Man to delete the viruses, which normally wouldn't be impressive, but remember that tops spin which means its difficult to aim properly when the jack in port keeps changing locations.
- Battle Tops: His only hobby are tops.
- Cool Old Guy: He becomes this at the end of his only anime appearance.
- Grumpy Old Man/Screw Politeness Im A Senior: He doesn't get along with other people, not even other seniors initially and has a habit of yelling at everyone when he thinks the other seniors are implying he's stupid for not understanding the elemental type match ups.
- Pet the Dog: He genuinely loves his grandson Kousuke which is why he's trying to learn how to properly use the battle chips.
- Taken up to eleven when his mechanical top gets infected by a virus and scans Kousuke as its target and he practically begs Lan to help Kousuke and when the top scans Lan as its new target, he warns him to run.
Shuko Kido and Aqua ManAn unlucky girl working hard to support her younger twin brothers.
- Badass Adorable: You know you're badass when you're a kid yet able to help Mega Man delete Burner Man.
- Butt Monkey/Cute Clumsy Girl: Though not really in a funny way.
- Dub Name Change: Aqua Man is called Spout Man in the anime's English dub, which oddly transferred over to the sixth game.
- Making a Splash: Aqua Man is an Aqua Navi.
- Out-of-Context Eavesdropping: When she and her brothers are thinking about replacing their washing machine, Aqua Man thinks they're talking about him and want to throw him out for a new Navi.
- Parental Substitute: She's this for her brothers while Higsby is this for her.
- Promotion to Parent: Her parents have already passed away leaving her to raise her twin brothers. Thankfully, said brothers are either in high school or college and able to pull some of their weight around when it comes to supporting their family.
- Weak, but Skilled: Aqua Man's Soul Unison and Soul Cross doesn't inflict a lot of damage, but has a very fast charge rate, similar to any Aqua element style change from the second and third games.
Viddy Narcy (Narcy Hide)An aspiring filmmaker (and a very flamboyant one at that) who joins Neo WWW in the anime when he believes no one appreciates his ideas.
- Adaptational Villainy/Ascended Extra: In the games, while he's definitely not nice, he's still not a villain. In the anime, he becomes a member of Neo-WWW. In Beast, he has a Beyondard counterpart who's the king of a town's criminal underground and abuses the citizens.
- Butt Monkey: Particularly his Beyondard counterpart in Beast who keeps getting blown away by Tengu Man.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Seriously, just look at him.
- Evil Is Petty: Some of his evil plans involve getting revenge on people who have (from his perspective) wronged him, such as kidnapping Dex to make a huge pot of curry so he can drown Jawaii Island because he used to work for their tourism office but got fired.
- Never My Fault: During his very short lived Heel-Face Turn, he wins Yai's Navi design contest, but gets disqualified since the contest is for kids. He accuses Yai of humiliating him, but as Yai points out, it was his own fault for not reading the rules.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Well, he certainly has this mindset.
Lilly (Igarashi Ran) and Wind Man
- Blow You Away/Wind from Beneath My Wings: Wind Man of course.
- Lady Drunk: Lilly drinks when she's nervous.
- No Sell: Since Wind Man is floating, panels do not affect him and Mega Man's Wind Soul negates enemy auras.
Junk Man.EXEA solo Net Navi who joins the tournament to have one last fight before his data decays.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome/What Happened to the Mouse?: In the anime, he never appears again after the Axess finale except for his Zoano counterpart in Beast.
- Killed Offfor Real: After the tournament match against Lan and Mega Man, his data decays.
- Recycled In Space: In the anime, he resides in space.
- Spared by the Adaptation: He never decays in the anime.
The main antagonists for the fourth and fifth game, along with the Axess season of the anime. Nebula is mostly made up of autonomous Navis, and would rather take over the internet instead of causing its destruction. They experiment with and distribute Dark Chips throughout the internet, which grant Navis incredible power but often results in the Navi's soul being tainted in various ways, including and not limited to disobeying any possible operators and an addiction to Dark Chip usage.
The leader of Nebula, Dr. Regal seeks to take over the world and plunge it into an age of evil and darkness. In the fourth game, he attempts to achieve this by taking over Duo's Comet. In the fifth game, he attempts to activate Soul Net, which links humans to the internet where he can tamper with their emotions. His Navi is LaserMan.EXE.
- As Long as There Is Evil: Leaves Lan to ponder this in the epilogue of the fourth game.
- Avenging the Villain: In the games, he's the son of Dr. Wily.
- Beard of Evil: In the fifth game.
- Big Bad: Games 4 and 5. Axess season and The Movie.
- Black and Gray Morality: Mocks any conjecture of heroicism.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Makes absolutely no bones about his willingness to do horrible things to people.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Challenges the heroes' simplistic views of Good and Evil during the climax of the fourth game. Accuses Chaud of slaughtering countless "criminal" Net Navis during his tenure as an Official, and accuses Lan of being similar when he hunted down the Net Navi responsible for severing global network connections...which almost certainly establishes him as a Troll, since the Heel Navi in question, who had to have a good idea of the magnitude of his actions, attempted kamikaze suicide when he was cornered.
- Catch Phrase: He always makes sure to include the word "evil" in his dialogue.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He's always been the head of Nebula, but that was largely an issue on the back burner of the story until late in the 4th game. In the 5th game he actually has a plot to enact.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Does this to Dr. Hikari in the fifth game.
- Eye Scream: In the movie, he kidnaps Yuichirou and performs laser eye surgery on him to extract the last remaining data for Nebula Grey.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Yuichirou bowls the good doctor over in the ending of the fifth game.
- Eviler Than Thou: To Shade Man in the anime.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: In the anime. He also very clearly commits suicide by falling backwards off a roof in the fourth game, though the fifth reveals he lived. In the manga, he makes a successful escape with his personal submarine... until Bass catches up with him and destroys it wholesale.
- Inflicts one on ShadeMan in Axess. It is not fun at all watching Shade screaming as his arms are ripped off. Even less pleasant is when he gets hit point blank with LaserMan's Cross Laser, which actually manages to explode out of him.
- Heel-Face Turn: Yuichirou urges him to do this, specifically returning to the mouth of an erupting Mt. Fuji to offer him a Last-Second Chance. While his mind reels at this (and with good reason), Regal feebly manages to refuse. And then Papa Wily Shows Up and gives him a Bright Slap to remember. Or Not.
- Humans Are Bastards: His motivating principle, derived from society's rejection of his father. His plot in 5 basically amounts to him putting every human mind through hell and watching as the world tears itself apart.
- In the Blood: A revenge-driven mad scientist? Yeah, he Turned Out Like His Father, alright. Ancestry is a recurring theme between him and Yuichirou.
- Killed Off for Real: In the anime, Duo ages him to death as punishment for his actions in Axess and the (undubbed) movie.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: His fate at the end of the fifth game.
- Light Is Not Good: While his navi Laser Man has light-based powers, he is just as evil as his operator.
- Mind Rape: This is basically what happens to people caught up in his version of Soul Net.
- Not That Kind of Doctor: Shows up as a subtle play in the manga - Dr. Regal, after having been revealed as infiltrating the Ameroupan/Netopian army with Darkloids, introduces himself as "assisting with a birth."
- One-Winged Angel: At the end of Stream, he transforms into a huge serpent with a human head. Not that it avails him much...
- Shadow Archetype/Evil Counterpart: Of Yuichirou. World-renowned scientist responsible for major leaps in technology? Check. Child of a likewise famous scientist? Check. Develop technology intended to benefit mankind? Ha ha ha no.
- To Create A Playground For Evil: His ultimate goal.
- Trailers Always Spoil: One actually went out of its way to point out who the villain was.
- The Unfavorite: His father Dr. Wily pays more attention to his deceased friend's son and neglected his own.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Well, almost. Hailing from an infamous military state, he's universally recognized as one of the most dangerous men on the planet, but in the face of imminent doom, Yuichirou and the assembled are... not entirely unwilling to work with him.
Ms. Yuri (Yuriko Ozono)
Ms. Mari's long-lost twin sister, and an high-ranking member of Nebula (in the anime). In the games, she's a former member of WWW instead.
- Ascended Extra: Her role for the anime has been greatly expanded.
- Heck, she got her own design. In the games, Yuri was a recolour of Mari.
- Butt Monkey: During her time as a villain in Axess, particularly in the undubbed episode where Mega Man obtains Wind Soul where the characters trample her and in the Mist Man episode she falls into the same traps Lan and Mayl did earlier and even plays keep away with Mist Man's lamp. She's even had a few comedic anime expressions such as sweatdrops when she realizes Mr. Gauss mistook Ms. Mari for her.
- Dark Action Girl: In the anime.
- Dark Is Evil: In the anime's Axess season.
- Dark Is Not Evil: During the end of Axess when she stops Dark Proto Man from killing Ms. Mari.
- Disney Death: In the anime.
- Heel-Face Turn: In both the games and anime.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Operator of Needleman.EXE in the anime.
- Sinister Shades: In the anime.
- Spikes of Villainy: When she becomes Cross Fusion Needle Man (the English dub even changes Needle Man's name to Spike Man). Subverted in Stream.
A pure manifestation of evil that appeared within Dr. Regal's Dark Chip Factory during the fifth game.
- Chained by Fashion: Several chains extend from its body, and it has manacles on its wrists.
- The Corruption: An embodiment of darkness.
- Eldritch Abomination: The embodiment of the darkness of humanity's soul, which Dr. Regal planned to install into the Soul Server, a network interfacing with every human mind on the planet.
- Final Boss: Of the fifth game.
- Ultimate Evil: The Elemental Embodiment of Dark Power. Or, rather, Dark Power and Dark Chips are the processed forms of Nebula Gray's essence.
- Really just a small computer-orb that can manipulate Dark Power like nobody's business. The giant beast people call Nebula Grey is simply the amalgamation of D. Power being controlled. When active the core spouts blue flame, and when inactive, it simply resembles a mechanical orb.
- Note - this varies between adaptations. The orb is the weak point in the games only. In the anime, Bass-Cross MegaMan just whales on the thing wholesale, and we only get a glimpse of the core after Nebula Gray's body has been reduced to gray goo (no, not that kind). In the manga, however, Nebula Gray is a totally self-integrated creature. Made of Dark Power, certainly, but the beast is indeed a beast.
- Really just a small computer-orb that can manipulate Dark Power like nobody's business. The giant beast people call Nebula Grey is simply the amalgamation of D. Power being controlled. When active the core spouts blue flame, and when inactive, it simply resembles a mechanical orb.
An autonomous Navi known as a Darkloid, navis who are infused with power from a Dark Chip. He first appeared in 4 as an independent Navi who attacked other Navis to consume their energy and kidnapped Roll.EXE to have her for "dessert". He started out invincible to all attacks, which pushed Lan and Mega Man into using the Dark Chip he had dropped earlier. As he died he laughed that Mega Man was now infused with evil from the Dark Chip. He returns in 5 as part of Nebula, occupying the Net and helping towards the activation of Soul Net. In Axess Shade Man was the leader of the Darkloids, turning a portion of the Net into their fortress. They were tasked by Nebula to perform missions in exchange for Dark Chips, which he discovered later would lead to their deletion. He was betrayed by Dr. Regal and his Navi Laser Man and later attacked them toward the end of the series, but was deleted by the cross fusion of human and Navi.
- Animal Motif: Bats, par for the course.
- As Long as There Is Evil: States in 5 that so long as there is Dark Power, the Darkloids will always come back from deletion.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: In the anime, he's the leader of the Darkloids and by far the strongest.
- Beard of Evil: Has a thin goatee and mustache.
- The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: His Noise Crush attack lets him step into your side of the field regardless of how many spaces you have.
- The Dragon: To Dr. Regal in the anime.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Partway through the series before the doublecross.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Having both your arms violently ripped off and an explosion tear you apart from the inside isn't exactly approved for younger audiances. Hence the 4Kids censoring most of it out.
- He's even MORE brutally eviscerated in the manga. By MegaMan himself, no less.
- Handicapped Badass: In Axess, Cross Fusion Mega Man and Proto Man unleash a double Program Advance on him. All it does is destroy one of his arms and when he's forced back into cyber space, he doesn't have much trouble beating up Mega Man and Proto Man. In Stream, after Regal rips both of his arms off, but before he gets deleted, he's accidentally brought into the future and proves to once again be a challenge for Cross Fusion Mega Man and Proto Man until Ms. Yuri intervenes and later literally disarms Asteroids Flash Man and Beast Man.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: The first two fights with him in the fourth game, you can't hurt him with anything besides Dark Chips in the 2nd fight.
- I'm a Navitarian
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: With his intended "dessert" Roll.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His Noise Crush ability.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Ishihara stated he had an image of Nobunaga Oda in his mind when designing Shademan.EXE
- Our Vampires Are Different
The new commander of Nebula and a Darkloid. Appears as the boss of the fifth liberation mission. In the anime, he is the second in command of the new Darkloids led by Dark Rockman.
- Adaptational Badass: While the fight against him in the game may not be a challenge (aside from that unavoidable desperation attack), this is completely inverted in the anime where he is powerful enough to undo MegaMan's and Lan's Cross Fusion.
- Desperation Attack: When his hitpoints get low, CosmoMan vanishes into a space portal and proceeds to spam the battlefield with almost unavoidable planet spheres.
- Flat Character: Like his predecessor LaserMan, aside from wanting to implunge the world in darkness, has little to no personality.
- Master of Disguise: In the manga he manages to disguise as Bass, and did a pretty good job with that until he did something the real Bass would never do Asking for help.
- Space Master
- Spam Attack: CF Tesla uses this to defeat Cosmo Man for good.
A member of the autonavis known as Darkloids. He wishes to turn his are of the Net into a Nebula ski resort. In all his incarnations he's depicted as the weakest.
- Acrofatic: Surprisingly for guy of that shape BlizzardMan is pretty fast and it can be a pain to fight him.
- Badass Adorable: Is the most adorable of the four Darkloids in the game and anime.
- Demoted to Extra: BlizzardMan instead of having his other post-game areas he shares one with Cosmoman...as a sub boss.
- An Ice Person
- Too Dumb to Live: See Cloud Man's entry.
Member of the Autonavis known as Darkloids. He speeks in Greek terms and by far the more crueler of them. He is also responsible for capturing MegaMan's and ProtoMan's/Colonel and turning them into Darkloids.
- The Brute: CloudMan is the powerhouse of the four Darkloids.
- Jerkass: Doesn't help that he is the most successful Darkloid in the game (kidnapping MegaMan and deleting three of the party members on separate occasions) he gloats about it to Lan, bringing him to angst mode as a result.
- Final Season Casting: His design was rushed once the developers realized there were three Darkloids in the games instead of four.
- Four Is Death: The fourth and most powerful of the Darkloids.
- Shock and Awe: Elec-type Navi.
- Suicide Attack: He blows himself up to take out MegaMan, Meddy/ToadMan and ProtoMan/Colonel, while he fails to delete the former names mentioned, he succeeds in getting the team leader who is then revived into a Darkloid for the next area, and as a insult to injury he is a Darkloid and can constantly be revived.
- Too Dumb to Live: In the anime, he and Blizzardman decided to freeze the room where Lan and a good number of his friends were at, unfortuantly those friends consisted of, a wood-element navi an element Cloudman is weak against, a fire element navi, an Asteroid navi obsessed with explosions and one with with superior strength. Combined with MegaMan, CloudMan barely manages to escape as Blizzardman is deleted.
- Master of Disguise
In the games, a wild Navi that believes he is as free as a bird for having no operator. In the anime, a Darkloid under the command of Dark Rockman.
- Ascended Extra: In the games he is an optional boss with little personality except he loves being an autonavi, in the anime is a Darkloid that serves Dark Rockman, and manages to live for a while.
- Law of Conservation of Detail: Averted. While he has a unique design and can be fought LarkMan bears no importance to the fifth game's plot.
- Replacement Goldfish: Replaces Shademan.EXE as the fourth Darkloid since he has already been deleted.
- Flat Character: Doesn't really have much of a personality except that he loves to be free.
Duo is said to be an advanced Navi from a universe far away, created to test and judge life across space and punish said life if they are deemed to be evil. His ultimate method of punishment involves slamming his comet into a planet. He arrives to judge humankind in the fourth game and in the anime season Stream.
- A God I Am: Never outright stated, but seeing as he thinks he's the right to destroy entire planets based his judgement of them as evil, he defiantly qualifies, especially in the anime where that's shown to be a self-appointed role.
- Cosmic Entity
- Deus Est Machina
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In the games, Lan and Mega Man actually defeat him in combat.
- Expy: Of Galactus, and The Celestials. His overall look, and the fact he has a herald (Slur) in the Anime, recalls more Galactus, but his tendency to judge whole planets, and a more cybernetic nature, harkens more to The Celestials. Also of course one of the original Duo.
- Final Boss: Of the fourth game.
- Karma Houdini: Anime only. Despite threatening to destroy the Earth and destroying his own planet he gets away with everything he did.
- Navigational Abomination
- Outside-Context Villain: He isn't evil per se, but he's still a threat completely separate from the rest of the game, having nothing to do with any of the other characters except that they're on the planet he's going to destroy.
- Physical God: Taken Up to Eleven in the anime, where he is invincible.
- Restored My Faith in Humanity: His final fate in the game.
- Turned Against Their Masters: Only in the Anime, where the first planet he judged and destroyed, was the one of his creators. Subverted, that he killed the navigators of his world too. Althrough in the finale of Stream, he also tried persuading the navis to abandon their operators, so he also played it straight.
- The Voice: He's the one who tells you about chaos unisons and gives you chips themed after his attacks from the fourth game in Battle Network 5.
An anime-only character, Slur is a servant of Duo, although she has a few agendas of her own regarding humankind.
- Ambiguous Gender: While fansubs use female pronouns for the character, Slur's appearance and voice are androgynous, and there's no concrete reference to "her" gender in the Japanese version, or English official materials for that matter. It's possible that Slur was intended to be a genderless being like Serenade.
- Asshole Victim: Nobody is phased by her death.
- Badass: You know you're this when you curb-stomp Bass of all Navi's. Later, she fights Mega Man, Proto Man, Colonel, and Search Man at once. They pretty much get their asses handed to them.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Everytime somebody tries to fight her ends in this, part of why fans hate her but she's thankfully on the receiving end of one from Bass.
- Dark Action Girl
- The Dragon: To Duo.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Bass impales her with his "hand".
- Humans Are Bastards: And so, she thinks it is her duty to destroy them.
- Invincible Villain: She never loses, ever. Part of the reason for Stream being considered Seasonal Rot. Thankfully, she's finally killed by Bass.
- Knight Templar: A particularly evil one.
- Light Is Not Good: Most of her attacks are light-based, but don't expect anything good from her.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Prior to Bass killing her she appeared indestructible.
- No Sell: To EVERYTHING. Even getting hit with three Program Advances at once didn't phase her.
- Not So Invincible After All: After being featured prominently easily defeating anybody who tried to fight her Stream's finale has Bass taking sweet revenge on her for an earlier defeat.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Shock and Awe: Some of her attacks are electricity-based.
- The Sociopath: As bad as Duo was, she's even worse, having some standards he has regarding fair play when judging a planet, she has none if she had her way she's destroy the Earth herself.
- Treacherous Advisor: She is unconditionally loyal to Duo, but she's actively trying to sway him into deciding that humans are not worthy to live.
Phantom/Legend of Network
Characters from the Mobile Phone Gaiden Games Phantom of Network and Legend of Network.
HatMan.EXEA magician Navi.
- Expy: Of the Robot Master Magic Man of the original series, more so than MagicMan.EXE who looks like a sorcerer.
- Raymanian Limbs: Has nothing up his sleeves since he has no arms so his hands float by his body.
- Stage Magician
Shuuichi EboshiSon of Mr. Hat and HatMan.EXE's operator.
Mr.HatA magician and Shuuichi's father. In the anime he is HatMan.EXE's operator.
- Stage Magician: His occupation which gives him little time to be with his son.
- Shock and Awe: An Electric type Navi.
CacheA NetNavi that manages the Cache Server, where all of the world's cache data is accumulated.
NobodyA male survivor from the lost Atlampian Civilization. After awakening in the year 200X he discarded his name and called himself Nobody. Believing that the modern day Net Society stole its technology from the Atlampians and angered at its use by WWW and Nebula, he believes that humanity had no future and decides to destroy the world by reviving the Atlampian's Trojan Horse.He commands another Atlampian survivor named Sherrice to retrieve the codes and program to revive the Trojan Horse. He is eventually defeated by Lan and MegaMan.EXE who had help from a mysterious person called "L.o.N." . The destruction of the Trojan Horse destroyed the server of the Atlampian Ruins and was somehow sent back 3000 years into the past some time after the fall of the Atlampian Civilization. There he saw that the Atlampian people survived despite that their society fell; this revelation made him have a change of heart. He then made messages to help Lan in the future to stop himself in that era, signing them as "L.o.N."note
- Fling a Light into the Future: As L.o.N. he made messages for Lan to help him stop himself in the 20XX era.
- Heel-Face Turn: After going into the past and seeing that his people survived.
- Human Popsicle: Was put in cold sleep just before the fall of the Atlampian Civilization and awoke 3000 years later in the year 200X.
- Meaningful Name: Nobodynote is a pseudonym that Odysseus used during the Odyssey. Odysseus was the Greek hero who came up with the plan of the Trojan Horse to defeat their enemies.
- Mysterious Benefactor: Will have had been the person called L.o.N. who is the one who was sending messages to Lan to stop the himself in the era of 20XX.
- Really 700 Years Old: Is chronologically over 3000 years old.
- Time Travel: After the Trojan Horse was defeated and as the ruins' server blew up, an anomaly in time and space opened up and he fell through it. He ends up 3000 years in the past just after the fall of the Atlampian Civilization.
SherriceA female survivor around Lan's age from the lost Atlampian Civilization. The creator and operator of RideMan.EXE.
- Hair Decorations: Has one that looks like an artifact that puts her hair in twintails.
- Heel-Face Turn
- Human Popsicle: Just like Nobody, she was placed in cold sleep before the fall of the Atlampian Civilization.
- Mega Twin Tails/Rapunzel Hair: Has her long blonde hair up like this.
- The Mole:
- Otaku: Of Period Pieces, the reason RideMan is modeled after a cowboy is that she likes Westerns.
- Phenotype Stereotype: She is from Netopia the series' equivalent of the Americas and Europe.
- Really 700 Years Old: Chronologically, she is over 3000 years old but because she was put in cold sleep she is physically the same age as Lan.
In the games, he was created by Dr. Cossack around the same time that Alpha was, and he was designed to be the world's first autonomous Navi (that is, a Navi that can function without an operator). However, he was blamed for causing bugs in Alpha's system, and several Navis were sent to delete him. He escaped into the deepest parts of the internet, but not without a scar. In the anime, he is a reincarnation of Pharaoh Man.EXE. He possesses one of the three Ultimate Programs, and seeks to take the other two from Mega Man and Proto Man. Bass has a hatred for humankind in both versions. Voiced by Matt Hill in the dub.
- Adaptational Badass: Bass in the classic series was not harmless by any means, but as a boss he wasn't anything special, and despite being The Dragon he acted as little more than another minion for Wily. Here, he's far and away the toughest foe of each game and when the games started to get his characterization down he firmly establishes himself as Megaman's strongest enemy.
- All-Encompassing Mantle
- Arm Cannon: Two of them just like his classic incarnation. In his first appearance, all his attacks are down with them.
- Badass: One simply cannot spell "badass" without Bass! Even in an internet where digital Eldritch Abominations exist, he is still Megaman's most powerful enemy.
- Beam Spam/More Dakka: Air Burst. Bass doesn't need to aim, he just needs to hit you! (And odds are, he will.)
- Blood Knight: Especially in the Manga.
- Bonus Boss: In every single game.
- Casting a Shadow: Starting the fourth game, he starts using darkness type attacks, creating a BFS, a pair of saws that are laughably easy to dodge because he never fires them down MegaMan's middle row, and a Dragon Ball style giant energy sphere.
- Chest Insignia: Concealed by his cape, it's marred by the glowing scar he received during his attempted deletion by Sci Lab.
- Damage-Sponge Boss: While having a shit load of health is standard for him, his Bass XX incarnations have so much is possible to exhaust a chip folder before killing him.
- Death Is Cheap: He dies or is at least defeated several times in each game (though his defeats aren't always depicted as killing him), but he keeps coming back and survives even beyond the encounter with him in the sixth and final game. Due to his ability to recover from near-death due to his Get Ability program, it may actually be impossible to completely destroy him. The only time he might have come died is when he was absorbed by Alpha, but Gospel saved him.
- Deflector Shields: His iconic Life Aura blocks all direct damage until the player hits him with a attack strong enough to break it down. In the fourth and fifth games, Bass XX (if you hack him out of the game code to come play) uses Black Barrier instead.
- Did You Just Punch Out Bass?: Yes, you did. And each time (over twenty!) is worth it.note
- Enemy Mine: With Mega Man, in the movie.
- In the third game, he has a very reluctant team up with Wily.
- Expy: To the original Bass
- Fusion Dance: BassGS, from 3, is the result of doing this with Gospel. It's also a Mythology Gag, since in the classic series, Gospel (aka Treble) was Bass's counterpart to Rush.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: When he's actually fought as as part of the story in the third game, there's no way of getting rid of his LifeAura and thus he cannot be harmed. Even battle chips and abilities that grant invincibility won't help, as his attacks in the fight ignore it.
- Humans Are Bastards: What he believes.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: What he did in the last episode of Stream would have been truly despicable... except he did it to Slur, so it's awesome!
- Then there's the moment where he kills Dr. Regal in the manga by somehow blowing up the submarine he was escaping in.
- Misanthrope Supreme
- Multiple-Choice Past: In the games, Bass was created by Dr. Cossack as one of, if not the first independent Navis. In the anime, Bass is Pharaoh Man's reincarnation.
- Navigational Abomination: Once a normal NetNavi, he's become much, MUCH more than that.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He considers himself this to Mega Man in the manga after Mega Man defeats him for the first time, which leads him to interfere and actually help Mega Man against several future villains, most prominently Nebula Grey and The combined form of Falzer and Greger at the very end of the final arc.
- Pet the Dog: While he's otherwise cruel and inhumane in the games, he doesn't kill Cossack despite certainly being able to. Apparently he still has at least some sympathy towards his creator.
- Pet the Lupine Abomination: Out of all of his Bug Fragment-based knockoffs, he gets along very well with Gospel, which does say something since creating copies of him in first place really pissed him off.
- Physical God: Within the Cyberworld, anyway.
- Power Copying: His Get Ability program, which allows him to take on the abilities of any virus, navi, or program he deletes (though the only time we see this used in gameplay is the sixth game where he used battlechips during the battle). Ironic that Bass would be the only one with what is supposed to be Mega Man's signature power.
- Sore Loser: Just like Silver from Pokémon Gold and Silver, he doesn't take defeat well and will constantly berate you for being a pathetic weakling. Despite you having defeated him several times.
- Scars Are Forever
- Spanner in the Works: Proves to be a huge in 3 game, preventing the Giga Freeze program from being used on Alpha since he turned out be another Chosen One who could touch it.
- Staying Alive: At the end of 3, he's consumed by Alpha. However, in The Stinger, he's revived by Gospel, who fights alongside him as (what else) a Bonus Boss.
- Stealth Pun: A fake Bass in the second game: "Battle is my forte!"
- Ultimate Life Form: A digital version.
- Worlds Strongest Navi: His final form almost always the single most powerful boss in the games, and if he's not canonically the most powerful Navi in the series, he's only beaten by Mega Man.
- Worthy Opponent: To Mega Man in the Manga.
A supervirus created by Wily in an attempt to destroy the internet in the first game, it had a variety of destructive attacks, but the one thing that made this virus so dangerous was its usage of the LifeAura, which was a powerful protective aura with no elemental weaknesses.
- Adorable Abomination: The Scuttles are kinda cute, but it must always be remembered that they're the remnants of the LifeVirus.
- Back from the Dead: It's recreated in Network Transmission as LifeVirus-R, after being combined with the Zero Virus.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Both the LifeVirus itself, and its Scuttle virus brood.
- Flunky Boss
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Unlike all the other final and bonus bosses in the series (other than Alpha), the LifeVirus appears to be mindless.
- King Mook: Treated as the highest possible achievement of any virus; all other final bosses fit in their own categories.
- Made of Evil: 100% Viral and... well, who knows if it 's lovin' it.
- Non-Malicious Monster: The Life Virus seems to lack a mind any more developed than any other virus. Wily intends to use it as a vehicle to control military satellites.
- Wave Motion Gun: Although the attack doesn't have a name.
- Walking Spoiler: Unless you play Network Transmission.
Bright ManA Navi taken over by the fake Zero Virus vaccine in Network Transmission. Shows up as a Darkloid and Asteroid Navi in the anime.
- Adaptational Villainy: In Network Transmission, he was only fought due to the fake vaccine infecting him. In the anime, he's a Darkloid.
- Canon Foreigner: His operator was never seen in the games, but Stream introduces a minor criminal who needs to give 100 cars to a mob boss to save his girlfriend and is given Asteroid Bright Man by Slur.
- Catchphrase: The Japanese version of the anime has him saying "Yo! Check it out!" every so often.
- Shock and Awe: He's an Elec Navi.
A virus/Navi hybrid of sorts in the Network Transmission game.
- Badass: He's based on the biggest badass of the entire franchise, so yes.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He is a virus. Not an infected Navi, a full-blown computer virus that gained a soul. Even he's not sure how that happened, and he's not too pleased about the problems he causes just by existing.
- Expy: Of Zero from the Mega Man X series, of course - one of the few characters (if not the only one) to be a reference to it.
- Humanoid Abomination: He's a NetNavi, all right, but he's purely viral in nature.
- Irony: The digital version of Zero looks more robotic than the reploid original.
- Large and In Charge: The largest humanoid Navi in the game, he's easily four times the size of MegaMan. You'd be forgiven for thinking he's the Big Bad before he starts talking.
- Laser Blade: Of course.
- Rapunzel Hair: What doubles as a cape.
- Tragic Monster: "I didn't ask to be born a virus."
- Walking Spoiler/Unexpected Character: Come on, did YOU expect an X character to become a Navi?
- Whole Plot Reference: His story is nigh-on identical to that of the actual Zero: Created by Wily, spread a dangerous virus, fought someone intended to hunt him down, had a Heel-Face Turn, proves pivotal to the defeat of the Big Bad.
A multibug organism created by the NetMafia Gospel, in a failed attempt to recreate Bass. The digital counterpart to Bass's Canine Companion, although much more powerful...kinda like Bass.
- Adaptational Badass: Much like his partner, Gospel got a striking power boost in the Battle Network series. His is even more visible going from a mere Canine Companion to a Final Boss.
- Animalistic Abomination
- Breath Weapon: Of all four elements, even. Don't ask how WoodBreath works.
- Canine Companion: Although he's less of a pet and more of a mutually beneficial partner.
- Canis Major: He's pretty dang huge.
- Clone Degeneration: Sort of. Gospel is a failed copy of Bass that couldn't hold its shape.
- Eldritch Abomination: As far the Net is concerned. It's presence means it will eventually multiply in a swarm of other bugs that will overrun and control the net.
- Final Boss: Of the second game.
- Fusion Dance: See Bass's entry above.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Can we understand him? No. Can Bass understand him? Yes. All the worse for us.
- Savage Wolves: Any attempt to recreate Bass is going to be one of these.
- The Worm That Walks: Gospel is a lupine conglomeration of Bug Fragments.
A prototype network of the internet, it was riddled with bugs that were thought to be of Bass's doing, but were later discovered to originate from Alpha itself. Alpha had become sentient, and its bugs began to absorb networks and causing affected devices to malfunction. All links to the internet were taken down for several weeks while Alpha was quarantined and sealed. Wily seeks to release Alpha in the third game, in which everything by then had some sort of link to the internet, to destroy the world.
- Blob Monster: Some fans think that it's the expy to the Bio-devils from the original series. With good reason, too.
- Chekhov's Gun: First appeared as a harmless little cube guarded by four doors. In plain sight, even.
- Desperation Attack: Two of them. One might as well be a Nuke, the other might as well be an electrical BFG.
- Dub Name Change: This one is worth pointing out: it was named Proto in the original, but renamed to Alpha in the dubs to avoid confusion with ProtoMan.
- Eldritch Abomination: It's a prototype of the Internet.
- Final Boss: Of 3.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: It isn't even intelligent, having the mental capacity of an amoeba.
- Meaningful Name
- Non-Malicious Monster: Compare the Life Virus, which at least has the brutish intelligence of virus-kind. Alpha is basically just a giant amoeba set to "Eat".
- One Steve Limit: Proto is changed to Alpha in the English version to avoid confusion with Protoman(named Blues in the original Japanese).
- Psycho Prototype: For the Internet itself.
- Sealed Evil in a Can
- Walking Spoiler: You get the idea by now. It's alluded to throughout Battle Network 3, but its true nature isn't revealed until the end.
Bowl ManA Navi with a bowling theme associated with the Undernet in the third game's blue version.
- Adaptational Villany: While he can't be considered a hero in Battle Network 3 since he's associated with the Undernet, he wasn't a villain in any sense either, honoring his agreement of telling Mega Man everything he knows about Serenade if Mega Man wins in battle. In the anime, he's a Darkloid.
- Asshole Victim: True, while in the anime he is a Darkloid and thus a villain, it's not like had a choice in that matter as he like, Proto Man was turned into one thru a Dark Chip. However unlike Proto Man, the protagonists never got to knew that fact so unfortunately for him...
- Even Evil Has Standards: He does not tolerate cheating (or attempts) at bowling.
- Evil Counterpart: To Mist Man in a meta sense. They're both version exclusive bosses and fulfill the same plot role of being the #2 ranked Undernet Navi.
- Spam Attack: The attack where he shoots bowling pins at you. It's not hard to dodge, but it does go on for a while.
Mist ManA genie-esque Navi associated with the Undernet in the third game's white version.
- Attack Its Weak Point: When you're fighting him, you're supposed to attack his lamp, not Mist Man himself.
- Adaptational Heroism: He wasn't really villainous in the games, but he's still associated with the Undernet. In the anime, he's an ally to Mega Man, Lan, and Mayl.
- Good Counterpart: To Bowl Man in a meta sense. They're both version exclusive bosses and fulfill the role of being the #2 ranked Undernet Navi. Unlike, Bowl Man however, Mist Man was not turned into a Darkloid in the anime.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door/My Master, Right or Wrong: Hilariously justified since he has to obey whoever's holding his lamp. If Mayl is holding it, Mist Man attacks Sword Man and Fridge Man, if Ms. Yuri is holding it, Mist Man attacks Cross Fusion Mega Man.
- Poisonous Person: He can use mist like poison as an attack.
Yamato Man (Japan Man)A samurai Navi residing in the secret area of the Undernet and one of Serenade's minions.
- Adaptational Villainy: He shows up in the anime as an Asteroid Navi and Zoanoroid.
- Dub Name Change: The English version of Battle Network 3 changes his name to Japan Man.
- Punch Clock Villain: He sees Mega Man as a child and feels bad for fighting him, but he's only following Serenade's orders.
- Spin to Deflect Stuff: He does this if you try to attack him with gun type attacks, including the Mega Buster.
- An assassin Navi residing in the secret area of the Undernet and one of Serenade's minions.
- Dark Is Evil: Let's just say he's less honorable than Yamato Man.
- Dirty Coward: His stronger random encounter versions don't show up unless Mega Man is suffering a glitch from the Navi Customizer.
- Ambiguous Gender: In the original Japanese, Serenade is female. In English, Serenade is consistently referred to with masculine pronouns. However, according to Capcom, Serenade is intended to be seen as a perfect being without gender. In the words of a certain Let's Player, it's really up to you.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Asskicking Equals Authority: The leader of the Under Net, a Wretched Hive where rule is determined by power. To drive the point home, Serenade.EXE once took on Bass and won when Megaman in 3's story couldn't even scratch him, though by the post game, it's clear that fusing with Gospel has made him the more powerful one.
- Bonus Boss: The last one before the fight with Bass in 3's post game.
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- Foil: To Forte, both in design and personality. Some fans are quite happy to ship them on these grounds.
- No Biological Sex: According to Capcom, but see Ambiguous Gender.
- No Pronunciation Guide: It's supposed to be pronounced sair-eh-NAHD.
- Otherworldly And Sexually Ambiguous: Serenade.EXE, an otherwise normal Net Navi, looks the part, likely to emphasis hir "holy/angelic" feature (and not to mention hir vast powers). Greatly enhanced in the manga adaptation.
- She Is the King: In Japanese. Again, see Ambiguous Gender.
- Ultimate Life Form: According to Capcom, although Bass would probably fit the description more accurately.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Possibly, as s/he has powers described as holy and saintly, but Serenade's battlechip is counted as a Dark Chip in game.
Gregar is the first of the two mythic "Cybeasts" (Dennoujuu), along with its counterpart, Falzer. Gregar appeared first, originally forming when a huge mass of BugFrags combined and became sentient, taking the form of a monstrous wolf. (Years later, the net-mafia Gospel would accidentally enact a corrupted version of this process and produce the Super-Bug Organism). Gregar was wild and uncontrollable, and ended up destroying everything it touched; in response, a scientist created another Cybeast, named Falzer. Unfortunately, the two were too evenly matched and the situation instead worsened. Eventually the humans gave up on salvaging the original network and simply built a new one on top of it, sealing the Cybeasts together in the "Underground" after they were weakened from one of their most violent stalemate clashs. This seal gets broken in the sixth game, when CircusMan.EXE used stolen Navi lifeforce to empower the Cybeasts to escape their prison. Depending on the version, Gregar either was imprisoned in CircusMan's body or sealed in MegaMan's body, where it fights to take over.
- Animalistic Abomination
- Breath Weapon: Breathes fire in a large area.
- Call Back: Greiga is basically the finished product of a vague plot-thread that was introduced all the way back in BN2, when Yuichirou first explained that the Gospel beast was a Super-Bug Organism.
- Canis Major: Compared to MegaMan, Greiga is several stories tall.
- Fusion Dance: With Falzar in the anime, after he wins their fight.
- Expy: Gregar's one to the Battle Network version of Gospel, but in-universe, Gospel is rather his, with a dash of Legacy Character.
- Mighty Glacier: Averted, unlike baby brother Gospel, who couldn't move at all in the games. For the monster that specializes in sheer firepower, you would not believe how fast this thing is.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Originally Gregar was sealed in the Underground (an old network upon which modern Cyber City's network was built). When he finally escaped, he ended up sealed in one of two new cans, either CircusMan or MegaMan, depending on the version.
- Shock and Awe: One of its most dangerous attacks involves an electrical beam breath that hits the entire front row and the entire column in front of it. If Mega Man is struck by this attack, he'll be stunned and left wide open to a variety of other attacks.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Gureiga, Greiga, Greigar, Graga, Grayga, Glaga, Gregar, Graygar, Grraaaaaaaaaah!
- Super-Powered Evil Side: If he's the one Mega Man contains, he will constantly be trying to get out.
In the games, Falzar was created by Mayor's grandfather, in order to fight and defeat Gregar. This backfired and caused even more damage to the net. Falzar's design is like a phoenix, and uses appropriate wind and fire-based attacks. Both Falzar and Gregar were eventually sealed within the Underground areas located near Centeral Area 3 after one of their battles left both in a weakened state. In the sixth game, the seal is broken and Falzer is revived by Circusman, and depending on the version, Falzar is either captured by Circusman or absorbed by Mega Man.
- Animalistic Abomination
- Death from Above: One of Falzar's signature attacks involves it flying into the air out of range of any attacks, and flapping its wings to generate wind that sends Mega Man to the back row while trying to hit him with its loose sharp feathers.
- Desperation Attack: Same as above, although replace the wind and feather part with "suddenly rushing down the column and trying to slice MegaMan's head off".
- Expy: Not immediately obvious, but Falzar is one of Sigma. Both were created by Dr Cain in their continuities, to fight a growing menace(Maverick Reploids/Gregar), but instead made the problem much worse.
- Fusion Dance: With Gregar in the anime, after he loses their fight.
- Giant Flyer
- Godzilla Threshold: Falzer was originally created to put a stop to Gregar's rampage, because nothing the humans had was in the same weight class. Unfortunately, Falzer was unable to actually defeat it, and instead got caught up in a death match stalemate that made things worse.
- Laser-Guided Tykebomb: was created for the purpose of defeating Gregar. Big mistake.
- Lightning Bruiser: Of the two, Falzer specializes in both agility and mobility. Don't count Gregar out, though, and don't call Falzer "weak" unless you want to die.
- Noble Bird Of Prey
- Overshadowed by Awesome: In the anime, Gregar has more Zoanoroids working for him especially snce he has Zoano Pharoah Man who has the abilty to convert other navis into Gregar's soilders, successfully corrupted Beyonard Colonel, and the war bewtween the two Cybeasts results in Falzar losing and getting absorbed by Gregar.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Originally Falzer was sealed in the Underground. When he finally escaped, he ended up sealed in one of two new cans, either CircusMan or MegaMan, depending on the version.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: If he's the one Mega Man contains.