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
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.
- 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.
- Word of God says 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.
- He pulls several of these in the manga and it always turns out to be a Disney Death there too. Though it took him a year to come back from the last one.
- 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, 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.
- 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.
Mayl Sakurai (Meiru Sakurai)
Childhood friend of Lan. She lives next door for most of the series.
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:
Sometimes Often 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.
- 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.
Dex Oyama (Dekao Oyama)
Another childhood friend of Lan, and a friendly rival.
Operated by Dex, and friendly rival to Mega Man by extension.
- 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)
A good friend of Lan, and two years younger than the rest of the crew. Her family is one of the richest in the world.
- Expy: Of a minor character named Yaito from Mega Man Legends 2, much like her Net Navi.
- 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 thoroughout 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.
Operated by Yai. Glyde is more of a butler Navi rather than a combat navi, and does not have much in terms of offensive capabilities. His rare and expensive battlechips sometimes makes up for that.
- 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 Word of God, 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)
A young boy that is a rising star among the Net Officials. He's also the son of the President of ICP, the company that creates the PETs everyone uses. In the anime, he also happens to be the company's Vice President, 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
- Not So Stoic: In the manga he's a bit more hotheaded, prone to violent outbursts during comedic moments, particularly towards Lan and Sean, especially when Sean is being annoying and/or unhelpful.
- 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 Net Battle 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."
Operated by Chaud. He shares the same stoic personality as Chaud. In the anime, he possesses one of the three Ultimate Programs.
- 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.
- The Rival: The more serious rival to MegaMan.EXE.
- The Stoic
- Not So Stoic: Like his operator, he's a bit more hot headed and prone to violence in the manga, usually directed towards Mega Man. Though at one point, when the Navis were physically manifested in the real world, he and Chaud both went after Sean for a comment he made at the exact same time.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 inital bully status, but is still a prick after he befriends Lan.
- 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 disintrest.
- 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.
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.
Mr. Match (Kenichi "Hinoken" Hino)
FireMan voiced by: Satoshi Katougi (JP), Ross Douglas (EN)
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.
Count Jack Zap (Count Jack "Elec" Elekiter)
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.
- 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.
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.
- The Dragon: to Dr. Wily in the first game.
- Eyes Always Shut
- Heel-Face Turn: In the anime, he opens up a ramen shop that's mildly successful with his other rejected comrades.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
- 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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
Viddy Narcy (Narcy Hide)
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Yuichiro Hikari
- 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.
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.
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 Villany: 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.
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.
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.
A Chinese girl who's studying medicine.
- Anime Chinese Girl
- 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.
- Virtrolic 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.
A 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/Villanous 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.
- Beserk 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.
- Saving 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Gauss (and later his daughter Tesla's) Navi.
Leader of Gospel (Kid Grave)/Sean Obihiro (Shun Obihiro)
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 Villany: 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
- 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 Pokemon 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.
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.
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.
- Ambiguous Gender: In the original Japanese, Serenade is female. In English, Serenade is consistently referred to with masculine pronouns. However, according to Word of God, 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 Word of God, 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 Word of God, 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 Cain'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
- Big, Badass Bird of Prey
- 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.
- 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.