Characters: Mega Man X: Command Mission
This page deals with characters from Mega Man X: Command Mission. As the game is more plot heavy than most Mega Man games; Spoilers will not be hidden. Read at your own risk.For characters from the main Mega Man X games, see here. X, Zero and Axl's pages should not be duplicated here.
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The first character that joins X is Spider, a Bounty Hunter with a gambling motif who at first is looking to collect on X's head. After seeing Aile's core, he joins X due to Aile being a former partner of his. When the party are attacked by Shadow, he takes a shot intended for Zero, ultimately convincing Zero to rejoin the party. Shortly after, when they are trapped by Incentas, Spider sacrifices himself to allow the party to escape...or does he? After the fight with Ferham, we see Botos being attacked by a mystery person, one who has the same voice as Spider...
- Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (JP), Jonathan Love (EN)
- Bounty Hunter
- Death Dealer
- Expy: Is one ultimately for Double, with both sharing many similarities. Seeminlgy a friend? Check. Hides his true form? Check. Is the The Mole? Check. Is he Major Villian in reality? Check. Has an Meaningful Name? Check.
- The Gambler
- Heel-Face Turn/Heel Face Mole
- Heroic Sacrifice/Taking You with Me: Does this to Incentas to ensure the escape of the other Hunters.
- The Lancer: Replaces Zero in this regard, since they're not on the same team for very long.
- Meaningful Name: There's a playing card game called "Spider Solitaire". It's also "Redips" spelled backwards.
- The Mole
- Smug Snake: Although slightly less when he joins the team.
- Taking the Bullet: Intercepts a shot from Shadow's Pulverizer Cannon which was aimed at Zero, which convinces Zero to forgo his misgivings about the Resistance and join the party.
Steel Massimo is the name of two characters: a hero who refused to join the Rebellion and so was captured and tortured, and a player character who took up the real Massimo's armour and name. This second Massimo joins X and Spider when they infiltrate Tiana Camp in order to rescue Nana. What he lacks in courage he makes up in determination.
- Voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawazu (JP), Noah Umholtz (EN)
- All Love Is Unrequited: Has a small crush on Marino when he first sees her. No one else ever addresses it, including Marino herself, who seems more curious about Zero than anyone else.
- An Axe to Grind
- Berserk Button: Insulting the original Massimo."...feeble Massimo? FEEBLE MASSIMO?! You Sunnova-!"
- The Big Guy: His imposing frame is probably the reason why he's the resistance party member who appears most often in cutscenes after Zero and Axl steal the spotlight and Spider dies.
- El Cid Ploy -> Take Up My Sword -> Becoming the Mask
- Fake Ultimate Hero: A good version and ultimately grows to be a hero in his own right.
- Gentle Giant
- Golden Supermode: His Glint Armor.
- Mighty Glacier
- Although he's weak to all three Elemental Powers.
- Which actually makes him quite The Load, since he's almost impossible to keep alive after the halfway point of the game.
- Actually, he's a Mighty Glacier once he uses his Golden Supermode. Otherwise, he's a Glass Cannon.
- He most likely was not initially built to be a combat reploid.
- Although he's weak to all three Elemental Powers.
- No Name Given
A thief looking to steal the Force Metal Generator from Gaudille's lab; she ends up befiending the naive Cinnamon, who reveals that she has the Force Metal Generator built into her. Marino decides she has to "steal" Cinnamon, but gets attacked by Dr. Psyche. She then joins X's team, because the Cadre are stealing precious valuables she could be stealing!
- Voiced by: Mariko Suzuki (JP), Carol Anne Day (EN)
- Boobs of Steel: Heyo!
- Classy Cat-Burglar
- Fragile Speedster: She's already quick, but her Hyper Mode cranks up her speed to such an absurd degree that she can potentially get infinite turns until it runs out.
- Highly-Visible Ninja, at that.
- Lovely Angels: Has this dynamic with Cinnamon.
- Nominal Hero: As stated above, her excuse for joining the team after Cinnamon convinces her isn't quite above board, and she does only half-heartedly promise to X that she'll try to stop stealing if you talk to her at Hunter Base after beating Epsilon.
A young reploid who lives a sheltered life in Doctor Gaudile's lab, created to house his Force Metal Generator invention. Although she's naive and shy, she's the one who convinces both Gaudile and Marino to join X against the Cadre because she wants to make her own decisions and help her new friends.
- Voiced by: Ai Nonaka (JP), Caitlynne Medrek (EN)
- Apologetic Attacker
- Barrier Maiden
- Cheerful Child
- Lovely Angels: Has this dynamic with Marino.
- The Medic
- Power Fist
- Power Gives You Wings
- Tagalong Kid: Takes this role from the now-matured Axl.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Her post-game whereabouts are the best kept secret out of everyone's.
- Zettai Ryouiki
A platypus Reploid who developed the Force Metal Generator and built Cinnamon. He's determined to stay out of the conflict between X and the Cadre, but Cinnamon eventually convinces him to join the cause.
- Voiced by: ??? (JP), Randall Wiebe (EN)
- Actual Pacifist: He refused to join the Resistance (nor especially the Rebellion) because he didn't want his inventions to be used for war. Cinnamon convinces him anyway.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Averted here; he is probably one of the only animal-type Reploids in the series that is not a maverick.
- Overprotective Dad
- The Smart Guy
- We Used to Be Friends: Implied with Dr. Psyche.
The leader of the Resistance. He was initally held hostage by Wild Jango until X freed him, after which he assumed command and assisted the team with his clever strategies and deep knowledge of Giga City. He was killed when signalling the transport ship that was supposed to take the Hunters home opened fire. His pet bird still survives to the ending.
- Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (JP), Ben Jeffery (EN)
- Mission Control
- Pirate Parrot: Apparently it's for monitoring and information handling.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Stealth Pun: See the mechaniloid bird on his shoulder? Think what his name sounds like.
- As a bonus, one of the sketches shows him with a peg leg as well.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Though the bird apparently survived and is standing with Nana.
A young computer specialist who worked at Central Tower before being kidnapped by Silver Horn and forced to work for him as a sysop at his POW camp. Once X and his friends free her, she becomes the navigator for the team.
- Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (JP), Angie Beers (EN)
- Bridge Bunny
- Brought to You by the Letter "S"/Seven Is Nana: Her chestplate features two 7's on it.
- Emotionless Girl: Forced to be this while at Tianna Camp.
- Mission Control
A member of the resistance against the Rebellion Army, he was apparently a former partner of Spider's who was injured and lost the use of his legs, replacing them with a hover-wheelchair of sorts. After agreeing to work with X and giving him his ID (which means casually tearing it off of himself, since it was built onto him) he sacrifices himself to allow X to escape the endless number of PREONs converging on their location. Not to be confused with the Mega Man ZX protagonist with the same name.
- Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), ??? (EN)
- Bounty Hunter: His previous occupation.
- Frozen Face: His mouth doesn't move when he talks in-game (the right-side image is concept art), although he does have one. Just how bad was that injury?
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Stupid Sacrifice: We all know that X could have taken those PREONS. It's possible that Aile simply didn't believe he was capable of any other contribution to the cause...
- Name's the Same: as the Mega Man ZX protagonist.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: His sacrifice takes place in the same scene he's introduced in.
The Rebellion Army
- Rebellion Cadres
The leader of the Rebellion Army. He was actually the result of secret Supra Force Metal experiments and was the only subject to not go Maverick or be destroyed for failure. Given extraordinary abilities thanks to the Supra Force Metal, he sought to give all reploids the same power to evolve beyond what humans had created them to be...whether they actually wanted it or not.
- Voiced by: Yukitoshi Hori (JP), Dave Pettitt (EN)
- Asskicking Equals Authority
- Authority Equals Asskicking
- Climax Boss
- Death Equals Redemption: Implied in The Stinger, where it was stated that the Government posthumously cleared Epsilon of all charges of being a Maverick, instead transferring the charges onto Redips.
- Disc One Final Boss: Unsurprising for a Mega Man X game, however The Man Behind the Man is not the one fans had come to expect...
- Expy: His goals are very similar to the goals of General from Mega Man X4.
- Meaningful Name: In mathematics, the symbol Epsilon represents the margin of error. Obviously, his creators knew how risky their Supra-force metal experiments were.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Implied with the hierarchy of his rebellion: Most of the ones more prone to being maverick are placed at the bottom tier, and those who aren't maverick are at the top.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Scary Black Man
- Sequential Boss: The fight against him consists of two phases.
- Sole Survivor: It's stated that he was the only one of the Reploids who underwent Supra Force Metal testing that neither went Maverick from exposure nor was killed from it. This also acted as the motivation for exposing all Reploids to the Supra Force Metal, realizing that the results could be reproduced.
- Unwitting Pawn
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: The Rebellion is basically the epitome of this, and he's the commander.
A member of the Rebellion Cadre, and Epsilon's right hand man. He's the most sympathetic of the Cadre, and first to make X question just how 'evil' they really are.
- Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (JP), Corby Proctor (EN)
- Adaptive Ability
- Black Knight: Somewhat subverted, as his hard armor is a combination of yellow and orange. However, the rest of his attire is mostly black, he's every bit the Noble Demon, and according to the data for his chamber at Lagrano Ruins he's built to be a knight.
- The Dragon: To Epsilon.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: The plot and dialogue played his first battle as a duel between him and X, even with other characters praising X for facing him alone, but in gameplay it was really a normal three-on-one battle.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a massive scar on one side of his face, hence the name.
- Noble Demon: He's incredibly loyal to Epsilon, even taking a fatal Charge Shot for him. Also…
- Never Hurt an Innocent: When he stormed Central Tower to challenge X to a fight, he only attacked the members of the resistance that attacked him first, and even went as far as to heal the ones he damaged.
- Senseless Sacrifice: He attempted to hold off the Maverick Hunters to buy time for Epsilon to escape, taking his life in the process. Didn't work.
- Undying Loyalty: To Epsilon and the Rebellion.
Another member of the Rebellion Cadre. She initially was the chief of security at the Force Metal Research Facility until Epsilon convinced her to join him. She seemed to share a tender relationship with Scarface, only giving him 'permission' to use her key.
- Voiced by: Yuka Koyama (JP), Onalea Gilbertson (EN)
- An Ice Person
- The Baroness
- Casting a Shadow Doppelgänger Attack
- Dominatrix: She even coos for Zero to come 'play with her' while she's whipping him.
- Harping on About Harpies: Is based on this.
- High Heel-Face Turn: And an example that's not turning against the group she was working with, but rather affirming that, while their goals are dangerous, their hearts are in the right place. It's the Treacherous Advisor on the Federation end that had them branded Maverick so he could take their goods and become a god with it that was the real bastard to worry about.
- Redemption Equals Death
- Undying Loyalty: To the other Rebellion Cadres.
- Unexplained Recovery: Between chapter 8 and 10.
- Whip It Good
The last member of the Rebellion Cadre. Unlike his comrades, Botos talks big about the Cadre's cause but is actually a pompous coward only out for his own gain. When Ferham is defeated by X and his party, he rips her key from her body so he can steal the Supra Force Metal for himself. He's killed by an unknown assailant who seems to look very familiar…
- Voiced by: Kozo Shioya (JP), Tommy James (EN)
- Dirty Coward
- Doppleganger Spin: He relies on this heavily after losing his force metal and combat prowess.
- Fat Bastard
- Get Back Here Boss: X spends a long time trying to catch up to him after their first battle. Of course, by this point Botos is too weak to be a proper boss...
- Irony as a Traitor Deserves: Tried to manipulate the Rebellion in order to get his hands on all the Supra-Force Metal and the power that would come with it. His killer was doing the exact same thing, but was just better at it—and without even being in Epsilon's organization.
- Not in This for Your Revolution/The Starscream
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Southern Drawl
- Top-Heavy Guy
- Villain Decay: After his force metal is knocked out of him in his first boss battle, he stops being a threat to X's party and becomes an annoyance instead.
- Rebellion Army Operatives
A member of the Far Eastern Maverick Hunters who was sent to Giga City along with X and Zero. When he and Zero are split up from X, he betrays the Hunters and joins the Rebellion for power. He later returns, powered up by Supra Force Metal, in order to challenge X. Upon his defeat, he tries to fire a last ditch attack, but is defeated by Zero and Spider.
- Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Paul Hunter (EN)
- Backpack Cannon
- Cassandra Foreshadowing: Openly refers to Epsilon as "great" and condemns X and others as "government lackeys" during the battle at the mine. Though it's probably the same lip service Botos is serving, he turns out to have a damn good point…
- Expy: To Vile. A power-hungry former Maverick Hunter turned traitor with a Shoulder Cannon as one of his weapons.
- Face-Heel Turn
- Kaleidoscope Eyes: Depending on his personality at the time. When he's trying/pretending to be a nice guy they're blue, but when he goes into power-hungry heel mode they go crimson.
- Laser Blade
- Obviously Evil
- Interface Spoiler: Never officially joins the playable party through all of chapter 1.
- Slasher Smile: After turning on the Hunters.
A fleet-footed bobcat Reploid keeping Central Tower captive for the Rebellion at the time X drifts there from Lagrano Ruins. He also seems to be aware of Spider's reputation as a bounty hunter, even hiring him to eliminate X.
- Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (JP), Gerald Matthews (EN)
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Pulled this on the Resistance before the start of the game.
- Not Me This Time: It is implied in the aftermath of his battle at Far East HQ that the "Wild Jango" that attacked Giga City, held Chief R hostage, and was fought by X and Spider was actually a Next-Generation Reploid mimicking him, possibly Redips.
- A possible additional indicator here is that despite Jango seemingly working for the Rebellion in his containment of Central Tower, according to the Rec Room Epsilon abandoned the Tower as a sign of human arrogance.
- Panthera Awesome: Of the lynx variety.
- Shock and Awe
Silver Horn/Silver Horned
A hulking triceratops-type reploid who operates an undersea POW camp for the Rebellion Army. He seems to run the camp with an iron fist, and behaves in a very arrogant, drunk-with-power manner. Spider and X are sent to his camp to rescue the Resistance base operator Nana, the prisoner who incurs his wrath more than any other prisoner that he hasn't already dismembered…
- Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (JP), Bryon Close (EN)
- Cold-Blooded Torture
- Expy: Of Flame Mammoth, elements aside.
- Fat Bastard
- Hypocrite: The overhelming majority of his POWs hardly count as the "slimy vermin of the world" he says must bow to the Rebellion's power.
- Jerk Ass
- Making a Splash
- What Could Have Been: Silver Horn had the temporary name "Trine Canonhorn" (トライン・カノンホーン?) during his development, and a Mechaniloid similar to him, Twin Barrel (ツインバレル?), was planned to appear in the latter half of the game.
- Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: Clearly, he loves his job a little too much. Especially for Massimo's taste.
A computational reploid who used to be a research partner to Professor Gaudile. He appears in Gaudile's laboratory first to try to convince Gaudile to join the Rebellion, then to wrest control of Gaudile's Force Metal Generator. Despite hinting that he knows of Epsilon's good intentions, he himself acts in an insane, power-hungry manner. Has an "evolved" form called Mad Nautilus, which looks like Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Voiced by: Kozo Shioya (JP), Roger Rhodes (EN)
- Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: Mad Nautilus.
- Expy: If NumberMan.EXE were a Maverick Reploid, he'd be this guy.
- Flunky Boss
- Mad Scientist
- One-Winged Angel
- We Used to Be Friends: Implied with Gaudile.
Mach Jentra/Mach Gentler
A barn swallow type Reploid who, though native to Giga City, was sent back home by the Federation government to help out with peacekeeping before defecting to the Rebellion. He is in charge of the Ulfat Factory and its creation of PREONs via the computer at the core of the factory called Duboar. He's also the only one who can control Duboar, as the machine goes berserk in his absence.
- Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Tony Binns (EN)
- Flight: Courtesy of thrusters in his boots and on his back.
- Large Ham
- Mook Maker: Duboar. He controls it and seems to care about it to an extent.
- Playing with Fire
- Wicked Cultured: Has the personality of refined English gentleman, complete with the accent in the English version.
A member of the Rebellion Army. He's the boss guarding the Gimialla Mine where Supra-Force Metal is reported to have been found. However, it was all a trap to get X's party locked into the mine's command room, where he planned to destroy them either through battle or by pulling a Red. This led to Spider's sacrifice, a key event driving the events of the second half of the game…
- Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (JP), Roger Rhodes (EN)
- Barrier Change Boss
- Elemental Powers: He uses all three and swaps between them.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- Xanatos Gambit: The introduction of high capacity Force Metal mining, combined with having to go through the Supra-Force-infused Shadow, was just about enough to draw the Resistance command team right into a lethal trap. It's only too bad he wasn't counting on the cowboy to be willing to risk it all so the others could pass…
A strange insane duck-styled Reploid working for the Rebellion as a hidden boss. Is apparently assigned to guard a certain treasure that could be useful to the heroes…
- Voiced by: ??? (JP), Roger Rhodes (EN)
- Bonus Boss: Defeating him nets Zero a new Hyper Mode: the Absolute Zero Armour!
- Elite Mook: Seems to be one of those to the Rebellion, if his talk about them assigning him to guard the armor and their insignia on his head are any indication.
PREONsA mass produced combat mechaniloid that acts as the Rebellion's main grunt units. They come in many different variations. They are mass produced by the mechaniloid Duboar.
- Mascot Mook: Essentially, given how abundant they are in this game.
- Shoot the Medic First: Not actually the best strategy with PREON Nurses, if you leave them alive at the end and defend instead of attacking them, they'll show their gratitude by healing you for free.
- Subverted that if you let them live they run away taking with them the EXP and money would earn if you did blow up..of course you can subvert it again by blowing them up after you get your free heal from them.
Far East HQ
The leader of the Far East Maverick Hunter HQ. He acts as X and Zero's commanding officer and oversees their infiltration into Giga City until signal jamming makes communication impossible. But when X and his team finally get all the Supra Force Metal from Epsilon and give it to Redips, he betrays them and labels them as traitors. He uses the SFM to declare himself a god and intends to rule over all reploids.
- Voiced by: Ryoichi Tanaka (JP), Michael Shepherd (EN)
- A God Emperor Am I
- Big Bad
- Bling of War: Pretty much just another Expy of Colonel or Signas. Of course, it comes with a Commissar Cap.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He calls X and his friends Mavericks because he cannot understand their Power of Friendship.
- Evil All Along
- Expy: One to Signas and Colonel, even sharing the latters rank. Ultimately subverted, as he's more an expy to Double, than anyone else, as discussed under Spider.
- High-Altitude Battle
- Hopeless Boss Fight: For the first half of the final battle.
- Ironic Echo: You know how he mentions that History will tell who is a maverick? Well, the Government pretty much answered that question in the stinger when they placed all of the charges against Epsilon against Redips.
- The Man Behind the Man
- Mission Control
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Had he not shot Ferham in irritation with her attempt to pull off his Supra-Force Metal with the Healing Factor, she wouldn't have been able to do it and the Hunters would never have beaten him.
- Sdrawkcab Name: Purposefully misspelled as Rideps in the manual in order to put players off the scent.
- Treacherous Advisor
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle: A particularly dickish example at that.
A member of the Far East Maverick Hunters, completely loyal to Redips. When Redips reveals his plans, Dragoon attempts to defeat X's team but is himself defeated.
- Voiced by: ??? (JP), Gerald Matthews (EN)
- Blood Knight: His primary motivation for fighting X's team was because he wanted to see X's power with his own eyes.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: He appears after the traditional Boss Rush in a random room before the Final Boss. None of the characters acknowledge his presence after he's defeated, either.
- Making a Splash
A Reploid hidden away in Tianna Camp, who calls herself the "Super Idol" and seems to be working on a dance routine. She becomes agitated upon being walked in on by the party, oblivious to the powerful item inside her room…
- Bonus Boss: Defeating her nets X a new Hyper Mode: this game's version of the Ultimate Armor!
- Gender Bender: Not herself but Axl can morph into her after you beat her, which leads to some amusing implications.
- Lone Wolf Boss: There's no indication that she has anything to do with the Rebellion.
- Queen Mook: She's a boss version of a similar but rare female random encounter enemy.
- Regenerating Health: Both Rafflesian herself and the Belladonnas fully heal every turn, making a concentrated blitz necessary to take each one out.
- Wolfpack Boss: She and her Belladonnas are this because on top of their impressive power, they always come in threes—whether she's among them (her Tianna Camp boss battle) or not (the end of the Eternal Forest "Path of the Strong" at Gaudile's lab).
The Ninetails Clan
A group of dangerous criminal reploids who fight using a sort of robotic chi instead of elemental powers, sealed away in the lowest shaft area of Central Tower, which can only be accessed by a key acquired after defeating the game. They all look alike, and all have nine tail spaces on their backs, though how many tails are actually there varies between each one by name in escalating order from the first member encountered, Onetail, to the leader, Ninetails. The most powerful enemy in the game by far, including all the other Tails and other hidden bosses, Ninetails seems to be the one they're all based off of.
- Voiced by: ??? (JP), Corby Proctor (EN)
- All Your Powers Combined: Aside from the Annihilator Hadoken, Puncture Arrows, and Ninetails' Nine Fragments, every other ability and attack they have is bitten off previous enemies in the game.
- Blood Knight: All we know is Ninetails is a dangerous criminal and he and the other Tails' reason for fighting the heroes when encountered boils down to "I challenge you to a fight."
- Bonus Bosses
- Fixed Damage Attack: Ninetails' Nine Fragments does 999 damage 9 times to one character, for a total of 8991 damage!
- Lone Wolf Boss: Like Rafflesian, they don't seem to be in with the Rebellion.
- Shotoclones: Again, especially Ninetails. Exhibit A would be…
- Shout-Out: Their Annihilator Hadoken.
- Which Axl sadly doesn't copy in his morph of him instead copying a set damage attack of the last of them.