Tora voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (JP), Scott McNeil (EN)
KingMan voiced by: Keikou Sakai (JP), Scott McNeil (EN)
An initially arrogant boy with a talent in chess. He is a notable N1 contestant that ended up helping Lan and friends in 3's endgame scenario.
- Chess Motifs: His Navi KingMan, who looks like a chess king and uses chips based on chess pieces and tactics resembling chess openings.
- The Chessmaster: On a much smaller scale than normal, but Tora's skill at chess is applied directly to his netbattles. It is surprisingly effective.
- Chest Insignia: A white crown on a black background.
- Demoted to Extra: In the third game, Tora was essentially a second Dex in terms of gameplay, being an ally who could be battled repeatedly for more Navi chips and plotwise, helps the others defeat WWW. Their only anime appearance was in a filler episode during the first season.
- Flunky Boss: KingMan commands other chess pieces to guard him in battle while he stays in the back row.
- Jerkass: When he first meets Lan, he tells him to go home instead of participating in the N1 Grand Prix. Lan justifiably asks him who Tora thinks he is bossing him around like that. Tora responds that kids are mannerless these days and provokes Lan during the N1 announcements and embarrasses him in front of the audience when Mega Man tells Lan to calm down by citing Lan as a baby an needing his Navi to nanny him. And when Sunayama is announcing the contestants, he tells him "Shut up and show us the fight arena!". Though this quickly disappears after the N1 as Haruka state that Tora has been polite during his stay at Lan's house and becomes more respectful towards Lan and decided he was the second best person from the N1 to learn from (the first person being Chaud) and politely but still hot bloodedly challenges Dex to a Net Battle.
- Nigh Invulnerable: KingMan's chess pieces cannot be destroyed. Breaking chips can incapacitate them, but only temporarily.
- Shockwave Stomp: KingMan's knights are capable of doing this, unless they land in your left column. KingMan's Navi chip can also do this if he lands on an unoccupied panel which damages enemies on the four surrounding panels, otherwise, nothing happens, which makes absolutely no sense since KingMan himself can delete MegaMan like this and a cutscene shows KingMan deleting FlashMan by stomping on him.
- Unknown Rival: To Chaud.
Tamako voiced by: Takako Honda (JP), Willow Johnson (EN)
MetalMan voiced by: Susumu Chiba (JP), John Payne (EN)
A lady who runs a gift shop outside the Ura Inn in the third game and a tournament opponent in the fourth game.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: MetalMan has some circular blades he can use as an attack.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: MetalMan's fist can bypass armor, and is considered of the Break element in the fourth game.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her artwork shows her like this.
- Bigger on the Inside: Tamako does this in her debut episode in the anime popping out of places or objects she shouldn't be able to fit inside of such as a bowl of food.
- Cool Aunt: She's Mamoru's aunt, but we never see the two interact.
- Dub Name Change: MetalMan is called Heavy MetalMan in the anime's English dub.
- Evil Counterpart: MetalMan has one in the form of Zoano MetalMan.
- Extraoredinary: MetalMan attacks with metallic weapons.
- Hair Decorations: Tamako wears a buzzsaw/gear on her hair.
- Macross Missile Massacre: Firing missiles is another of MetalMan's attacks.
- Mighty Glacier: MetalMan in 3 embodies "strong but slow" as he usually stands still while attacking. This is compensated by the metal gears on the field that can hinder Mega's mobility. 4 makes him a little faster however.
- Mythology Gag: In the anime during their first battle against Megaman, Megaman gets an upper hand on Metalman by utilizing one of his own sawblades against him. Unlike Mega Man 2 however, it isn't a One-Hit Kill
- Power Fist: MetalMan's Battle Chip attack that can break through armor and panels.
- Spirited Competitor: She is eager to seek challenges from strong opponents like Lan and MegaMan.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: While she is very happy to fight you in 3, her appearance in 4 has her denying Lan from battling her in the tournament just because he failed a Secret Test of Character she set up (never mind that she has absolutely no authority to deny him in the first place), despite them obviously showed their combat prowess in the previous game. She then asks him to go get some "fighting spirit" from her master so that they can beat her in a difficult minigame before their match started.
- What the Fu Are You Doing?: At the start of her scenario in 4, she asks Lan to break a giant boulder. When he refuses to attempt it, she tells him that she can do it and takes a punch. All she accomplishes is hurting herself. (She then berates Lan for not trying.)
Voiced by: Tomoko Ishimura (JP), Nathan Tipple (EN)
- Adaptational Personality Change: Chisao is far less bratty in the anime. His loyalty to Dex is downplayed and doesn't hold any animosity towards the others and even once rooted for Lan and MegaMan to defeat Dex and GutsMan in Axess.
- Ascended Extra: He only appears in 3, 4, and Battle Chip Challenge, but shows up in every season of the anime, not that he does much.
- Bratty Half-Pint: When he first shows up in the third game, he blocks the way into the subway station until his big brother, the so-called #1 Net Battler in town shows up but doesn't bother telling anyone who said brother/netbattler is. Then in Battle Chip Challenge, he tells Dex that in order to win, he should get rid of GutsMan and get a new Navi. Then in the fourth game, he fakes his own kidnapping and forces Lan to waste his time by finding him so that Lan would be disqualified for being a no show at the tournament.
- Supreme Chef: He works for WWW's curry shop just like Dex in Stream and is somehow able to make curry sherbet.
- Tagalong Kid: In the third game and the anime.
- Hidden Depths: He explains that the main server of the Undernet is in fact beneath his family's inn, and that his father (a Scilab member) created it for the purpose of containing the Giga Freeze program. He's also the current admin of the Undernet, and it's heavily implied that Serenade (yes, that Serenade) is his NetNavi by virtue of their similar emblems.
- Littlest Cancer Patient: He's younger than Lan when he gets his dreadful disease. Lan's mission is to help save him.
- Meaningful Name: His full name especially (Mamoru Ura) gives away one of the biggest secrets in the game. "Ura" refers to the "Ura Internet", aka Undernet's Japanese name, and "Mamoru" means "protect", which fits him being the Undernet's admin.
- Wheelchair Woobie: Always seen on a wheelchair.
Voiced by: Toru Okawa (JP), Colin Murdock (EN)
A Navi with a bowling theme associated with the Undernet in the third game's Blue version.
- Adaptational Villainy: While he can't be considered a hero in Battle Network 3 since he's associated with the Undernet, he wasn't a villain in any sense either, honoring his agreement of telling Mega Man everything he knows about Serenade if MegaMan wins in battle. In the anime, he's a Darkloid.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: His bowling pins and balls deal breaking damage.
- Asshole Victim: True, while in the anime he is a Darkloid and thus a villain, it's not like had a choice in that matter as he like, ProtoMan was turned into one thru a Dark Chip. However unlike ProtoMan, the protagonists never got to knew that fact so unfortunately for him...
- Even Evil Has Standards: He does not tolerate cheating (or attempts) at bowling.
- Evil Counterpart: To MistMan in a meta sense. They're both version exclusive bosses and fulfill the same plot role of being the #2 ranked Undernet Navi.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: You'd think a bowling themed Navi would be a joke, but he actually presents a fair challenge.
- I Know Madden Kombat: A NetNavi based on a bowler.
- Spam Attack: The attack where he shoots bowling pins at you. It's not hard to dodge and can be easily interrupted, but it does go on for a while.
Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (JP), Ron Halder (EN)
A genie-esque Navi associated with the Undernet in the third game's White version.
- Attack Its Weak Point: When you're fighting him, you're supposed to attack his lamp, not MistMan himself.
- Adaptational Heroism: He wasn't really villainous in the games, but he's still associated with the Undernet. In the anime, he's an ally to MegaMan, Lan, and Mayl.
- Badass Beard: Sports a thick one that completely obscures his mouth.
- Good Counterpart: To BowlMan in a meta sense. They're both version exclusive bosses and fulfill the role of being the #2 ranked Undernet Navi. Unlike BowlMan however, MistMan was not turned into a Darkloid in the anime.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Hilariously justified since he has to obey whoever's holding his lamp. If Mayl is holding it, MistMan attacks SwordMan and FridgeMan, if Ms. Yuri is holding it, MistMan attacks Cross Fusion MegaMan.
- Our Genies Are Different
- Poisonous Person: He can use mist like poison as an attack.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He first appears as a random passerby when Lan and friends try to enter ACDC Academy to take back Dex's assignment. He later stumbles upon Lan during the BubbleMan scenario, helping him to compress MegaMan so that they can go through the narrow tiles in Yoka area and defeat BubbleMan. This programming skill of his comes up later on when it was revealed that he was the one who created Bass, one of if not the strongest Navi to ever exist.
- Expy: Of the Classic series' Dr. Cossack.
Voiced by: Takeshi Aono
Yuichiro's father as well as Lan's grandfather. A kind, brilliant scientist who is responsible for the setting of the series due to the society choosing to fund his research over Dr. Wily's. While he was mentioned in the first game he never makes an appearance until the third, where the remains of his data are kept in Alpha (Incidentally, this is also why Yuichiro doesn't want to delete Alpha despite the dangers it can cause if it falls under the wrong hands). The fifth game also reveals that he and Wily used to work on SoulNet in order to bring peace to the world by linking human souls via the Internet, though they decided to leave it up to their descendants to finish it in the end.
- Always Someone Better: The reason why Wily is jealous of him and aims for the destruction of the Net society.
- Badass Beard: A long one that makes him resemble Santa Claus.
- Chekhov's Gun: Anything he is involved with is relevant to the plot.
- For Want of a Nail: Battle Network's premise is what if Dr. Light decided to focus on networking instead of robotics.
- Meaningful Name: "Hikari" means light while "Tadashi" can mean right, referring to the debate on how his original counterpart's name should be spelled.
- Posthumous Character: Died long before the series even began, but Lan and Mega get to meet the data remains of him at the end of the third game.
Rei voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama
FlashMan voiced by: Makoto Yasumura (JP), Clay St. Thomas (EN)
Operator of FlashMan.EXE, he manages to steal the first Tetracode from the school network that is required to release Alpha in the third game.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: FlashMan's Navi Chip attack pierces guards in addition to temporarily stunning them.
- Calling Your Attacks: "SHINING BROWSER CRASHER!"
- Heroic RRoD: Induces a temporary one by frying Lan's PET.
- Light 'em Up: While technically an Elec-element Navi, FlashMan's attacks are mostly light-based.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: As much as a Starter Villain can get. When discovered, Rei considers killing the cast on the spot, although he doesn't follow through with it and settles with hypnosis. Also, rather than stick around for the boss battle, he leaves the scene at first opportunity, having accomplished his mission of taking the TetraCode, remotely commanding FlashMan to see things through.
- Punny Name: His name sounds a lot like "ray psycho". FlashMan's signature move is a ray of light that causes people and devices to go haywire.
- Shock and Awe: FlashMan is an Elec Navi.
- Smug Snake: Has the personality of one, and his character sprite is always wearing an arrogant smirk.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Battle Chip Challenge spell his name as "Ray".
- Starter Villain: Of 3.
Inukai voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada
BeastMan voiced by: Hiroshi Matsumoto (JP), Scott McNeil (EN)
Operator of BeastMan.EXE and a zookeeper of the Yoka Zoo. In the third game, he manages to steal the second Tetracode from the zoo after causing a disruption through electronic implants in every animal in the zoo.
- Beast Man: Ya think?
- Dub Name Change: From BeastMan to SavageMan in the anime.
- Fragile Speedster: BeastMan hits fast and frequently, though not as tough. Later rematches made him a Lightning Bruiser.
- Gonk: Inukai is very brutish in appearance.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a scratch mark over one of his eyes.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: BeastMan has saberteeth, Wolverine Claws, and a lion's mane.
- Wolverine Claws: BeastMan attacks with these.
- You Have Failed Me: Wily disposes of them after their failure in the Rankings.
Voiced by: Chiyako Shibahara (JP), Gabe Kouth (EN)
A rather cowardly autonomous (self-reliant) Navi. In the third game, he devises a plan to have washing machines produced by World Three trap users in a sort of bubble bomb. DrillMan mentions that BubbleMan is like a close cousin to him.
- A Day in the Limelight: Episode 22 of Axess and 14 of Stream focus on him along with IceMan and AquaMan.
- Adaptational Badass: 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 fighting alongside the good guys, his combat skills increased; being able to delete some of Dr. Regal's viruses and some Beastized viruses.
- Adaptational Wimp: On the other hand, he can't do anything to hurt MegaMan in the anime, unlike his game incarnation where his Dirty Coward tactics made him difficult to beat down.
- Butt-Monkey: In the anime. He's treated as joke by most everyone, and even ShadeMan doesn't start treating him any better until he sees that he's the only Darkloid loyal to him, but then he sees ShadeMan brutally killed by Regal.
- Desperation Attack: He conceals himself in a bubble and starts attacking by rapid firing his harpoon.
- 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. He is a Goddamned Boss to the core.
- Enemy Mine: In the finale of Axess, he helps the protagonists fight off a wave of viruses because they share a common enemy in Dr. Regal. However, he specifically saved IceMan and AquaMan, who he'd genuinely befriended earlier.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: In the anime, he does antagonize Lan and MegaMan occasionally, but he befriends IceMan and AquaMan later. In the last episode of Axess, he helps the other navis fight some viruses to retaliate against Regal for deleting ShadeMan and helps the others cheer for Lan and MegaMan. At the end, he brings Rush back to the protagonists after kidnapping him earlier. Then in Stream, he goes back to being a villain, helping ShadeMan alter the past allowing Darkloids to rule the world, and in Beast, he hands over Trill to the heroes, terrorizes Net City by pretending to be a Cybeast, helps the Cross Fusion Team (sans the ones stuck in Beyondard) fight off the Beastized viruses, and in Beast +, he forms an allegiance with Blackbeard and Yuika.
- If I Were a Rich Man: He is in love with money in the manga.
- 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.
- 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 IceMan and AquaMan in the anime, he was way over-shadowed by more powerful Navis (and was the butt of many jokes among the Darkloids). ShadeMan, however, seemed to have a soft spot for the guy almost bordering on being a father figure (gently inquiring on where BubbleMan had been). That couldn't last long given what ShadeMan was using.
- Making a Splash: He's an Aqua Navi.
- 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 Fire-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.
- The Slow Path: Gets stranded in the past after ShadeMan's final deletion. He hides for about a decade before Colonel finds him, at which point he's frozen by him until the first episode of Beast which is 5 years from that point.
- Undying Loyalty: The only Darkloid who didn't betray ShadeMan in the anime.
- Verbal Tic: In Japanese, he appends "puku" to the ends of his sentences. In English, he says "blub" a lot, and his blubs can be interpreted as swearing.
Sunayama voiced by: Ken Narita (JP)
DesertMan voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada (JP), Ward Perry (EN)
A flamboyant and very popular television actor, this man arranges the N1 Grand Prix tournament in the third game, which was ultimately an attempt to force Chaud to give up ProtoMan to him (while holding Chaud's father hostage) and announce the World Three's return live to the entire world. Operator of DesertMan.EXE.
- Affably Evil: He's a bit pushy, but is really only interested in entertaining the people and putting on a good show. Even when the full extent of his evil plan is revealed, he's very enthusiastic.
- Attention Whore: He very clearly wants people to know that it was HIM that beat everyone in the N1.
- Dishing Out Dirt: DesertMan is essentially a sand golem.
- Graceful Loser: While he tries to pull a Look Behind You, he surrenders quietly when apprehended and merely asks that he receives the TV ratings for the N1 Grand Prix.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: DesertMan speaks in what one can only assume are sandstorm noises, but the game helpfully provides subtitles.
- King of Beasts: DesertMan's arms can shapeshift into lion heads.
- Large Ham: Somewhat fitting, since he works in television.
- Logical Weakness: DesertMan vanishes after every hit... unless you deal Aqua damage, which turns him to mud and stalls him.
- Meaningful Name: Sunayama roughly means "sand mountain".
- Nice Hat: Wears a cowboy hat.
Anetta voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (JP), Maryke Hendrikse (EN)
PlantMan voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (JP), Brad Swaile (EN)
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: She started out as a villain in the anime, but is nowhere as villainous as her game incarnation. She eventually defects for good.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: This is one of the reasons why PlantMan's Navi chip is very useful, as it pierces through shields and form under enemies.
- 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: She resembles a dark-skinned Raggedy Ann doll in a lot of ways.
- Dub Name Change: From PlantMan to VineMan in the anime.
- Eco-Terrorist: She's more than willing to make sacrifices if it means protecting the nature, and since Wily has convinced her Net Society threatens the natural world, she's gladly willing to cause chaos at the hospital to help him bring it down.
- Green Thumb: PlantMan is a Wood Navi.
- HeelFace Turn: Anetta in the anime. She works for Regal at first and attempts to sabotage Chaud and ProtoMan with a Dark Chip as revenge for ProtoMan 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.
- Hospital Hottie: The evil kind.
- Modesty Shorts: Wears one under her nurse outfit. The character designer said that it is supposed to indicate that her nurse outfit is a disguise.
- Punny Name: Much like Lan's Japanese name, Anetta, as in the internet.
- Purple Prose: PlantMan. Think Balder with roses instead of peacocks and you're halfway there.
- Ship Tease: In the anime, she is shown to have a crush on Chaud and desires to get closer to him after her HeelFace Turn.
- Standard Status Effects: : PlantMan's flowers releases pollens that cause status ailments; pink flower causes confusion and yellow flower causes paralysis.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wily made her join WWW by claiming that the destruction of the Net Society is important to preserve nature.
Voiced by: Satoshi Katougi (JP), Trevor Devall (EN)
Another autonomous Navi of the WWW, 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.
- Avenging the Villain: He desires to get revenge on MegaMan for deleting BubbleMan.
- Ax-Crazy: "DELEEEEEEETE!" His swirly eyes should indicate how deranged he is.
- The Dragon: To Wily in 3.
- Demoted to Extra: From one of the top players of Wily's second endgame to a Monster of the Week near the end of the anime's first season. He's not even tied to the WWW there, instead being associated with a One-Shot Character.
- Dynamic Entry: When he's resurrected as a tank, he very nearly takes out Lan by smashing through the wall.
- Lightning Bruiser: Attacks fast and hard most of the time while being invulnerable to most attacks thanks to his drill head.
- No Kill Like Overkill: His NaviChip. Three drills across the board, then he pops out of three enemy spaces, THEN drops rocks on them. Also, each wave of attack breaks shields.
- Psycho Supporter: Easily the most crazed WWW member, barring perhaps Wily himself. He's also fanatically loyal to Wily.
- This Is a Drill: Well, obviously. He even provides the page picture.
- The Unfought: In the anime, DrillMan only had three appearances and never fought MegaMan.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: He loses a prime chance to kill Lan because he insist on challenging Mega to a fight. There was absolutely nothing to stop him from attacking a defenseless Lan in his tank.
- The Assimilator: After gaining his rudimentary intelligence, it started devouring everything in sight and incorporating itself into anything plugged into the net. Once Wily starts decoding it, portions broke off and started infecting devices plugged into the net. What tipped off the officials that the viruses causing things go to haywire was that Megaman noted that they were trying to absorb him rather than delete him.
- Blob Monster: Alpha could be the Battle Network series' answer to the Bio-devils from the original series.
- Chekhov's Gun: First appeared as a harmless little cube guarded by four doors. In plain sight, even.
- Desperation Attack: Two of them. One might as well be a Nuke, the other might as well be an electrical BFG.
- Dub Name Change: This one is worth pointing out: it was named Proto in the original, but renamed to Alpha in the dubs to avoid confusion with ProtoMan.
- Eldritch Abomination: It's a prototype of the Internet.
- Final Boss: Of 3.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: It isn't even intelligent, having the mental capacity of an amoeba.
- Meaningful Name:
- It's the prototype of the Internet.
- A piece of software in its alpha phase is unfinished and in the early testing stages.
- Its Bonus Boss name in the western edition is Alpha Omega, quite fitting considering he's the first thing you need to defeat to start unlocking content, while his Omega form is the final thing to be unlocked in the game after acquiring all 7 stars.
- Meat Moss: The final level is covered in a red gelatious substance, although the way it oozes around makes it look like meatmoss, especially given the color.
- Monster Progenitor: It is the source of the AlphaBug viruses.
- Non-Malicious Monster: Compare the Life Virus, which at least has the brutish intelligence of virus-kind. Alpha is basically just a giant amoeba set to "Eat".
- One Steve Limit: Proto is changed to Alpha in the English version to avoid confusion with ProtoMan (named Blues in the original Japanese).
- Psycho Prototype: For the Internet itself.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: It was sealed away after being captured by the net officials, but not before destroying every single piece of machinery it came into contact with. At the end of the game it's revealed that Lan's dad could have deleted it at any time, but chose not to because it held the preserved data of Tadashi Hikari, his father and Lan's Grandfather.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Turns out to be the can holding the data of Tadashi Hikari. However Tadashi isn't banished within Alpha, but willingly sealed himself in along with Guardian so that Alpha can never escape it's own can.
- Walking Spoiler: You get the idea by now. It's alluded to throughout Battle Network 3, but its true nature isn't revealed until the end.
Voiced by: Taro Yamaguchi
A samurai Navi residing in the secret area of the Undernet and one of Serenade's minions.
- Adaptational Villainy: He shows up in the anime as an Asteroid Navi and Zoanoroid.
- Blade on a Stick: A laser-pointed spear as his main weapon.
- Dub Name Change: The English version of Battle Network 3 changes his name to JapanMan, despite being named Yamato Man in the Classic series.
- Interservice Rivalry: He doesn't get along well with DarkMan even though they share a common goal; guarding Serenade.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He sees MegaMan as a child and feels bad for fighting him, but he's only following Serenade's orders.
- Samurai: What he is based on.
- Spin to Deflect Stuff: He does this if you try to attack him with gun type attacks, including the Mega Buster.
- Tin Tyrant: Especially as a Zoanoroid.
- Zerg Rush: On low health, he summons his foot soldiers to swarm the battlefield and steal MegaMan's panels.
Voiced by: Naoki Bando
- Casting a Shadow: Can create shadows that shapeshifts into axes and swords.
- Dark Is Evil: Let's just say he's less honorable than JapanMan.
- Dirty Coward: His Beta version doesn't show up unless MegaMan is suffering a glitch from the Navi Customizer.
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: Alternates between three colors which determines what element will he use; purple (default) for fire, blue for ice, yellow for lightning. This is an allusion to the multiple entities of his Robot Master counterpart in the Classic series.
- Adaptational Badass: In the manga, Serenade delivered a Curbstomp Battle to Bass the first time they fought, but in the game, the battle took days and was a lot closer.
- Ambiguous Gender: In the original Japanese, Serenade is female. In English, Serenade is consistently referred to with masculine pronouns. However, according to Capcom, Serenade is intended to be seen as a perfect being without gender. In the words of a certain Let's Player, it's really up to you.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Asskicking Equals Authority: The leader of the UnderNet, 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 Is Not Evil: Serenade is the boss of the Undernet, but their purpose is to guard Gigafreeze in case it needs to be used against Alpha.
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- The Dreaded: A being so powerful that the Undernet denizens are afraid of saying Serenade's full name.
- Foil: To Bass, both in design and personality. Some fans are quite happy to ship them on these grounds.
- No Biological Sex: According to Capcom, but see Ambiguous Gender.
- No Pronunciation Guide: It's supposed to be pronounced sair-eh-NAHD.
- Otherworldly and Sexually Ambiguous: Serenade.EXE, an otherwise normal Net Navi, looks the part, likely to emphasis hir "holy/angelic" feature (and not to mention hir vast powers). Greatly enhanced in the manga adaptation.
- She Is the King: In Japanese. Again, see Ambiguous Gender.
- Ultimate Life Form: According to Capcom, although Bass would probably fit the description more accurately.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Possibly, as s/he has powers described as holy and saintly, but Serenade's battlechip is counted as a Dark Chip in game.