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- Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (JP), Jonathan Love (EN)
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 ID, he joins X due to Aile being a former partner of his.
- Ambiguous Situation: The Reveal of him being Redips in disguise leaves the question: Was there a real bounty hunter named Spider (and did X meet him?), or was it just Redips all along?
- Bounty Hunter: Is introduced coming after X for the bounty the Rebellion put on his head.
- The Cynic: Is a great deal more realistic than X, even pointing out his frustration that Chief R gets to sit at base while they go risk their lives in battle.
- Death Dealer: Uses cards loaded through the equivalent of internal duel disks, each with varying levels of potency. Has the slick and smooth personality to match, and his Hyper Mode is called Trickstar.
- Expy: Is one ultimately for Double, with both sharing many similarities. Seemingly a friend? Check. Hides his true form? Check. Is The Mole? Check. Is he a major villain in reality? Check. Has a Meaningful Name? Check.
- Flechette Storm: His low level Action Trigger attack, such as a Two Pair or Tri Card, fires a barrage of cards that slice through the target instead of exploding.
- The Gambler: Come on. His Action Trigger is literally a hand of poker.
- HeelFace Turn: Has his after seeing Aile's ID since it turns out they're old friends. Then he turns out to be a HeelFace Mole Playing Both Sides all along.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted. When the party is trapped by Incentas, Spider sacrifices himself to allow them to escape, but turns out he faked his death.
- 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".
- The Mole: He's actually Redips manipulating both sides to take ultimate power via the Supra-Force Metal.
- Nominal Hero: While he does decide to fight for justice, his bounty hunter side still shines through. He implies to X's face that he still has his own goals, plans on stealing from Professor Gaudile, and continues into Gimialla Mine with the party just so he can hear about Supra-Force Metal. Then of course, there's the twist...
- Only a Flesh Wound: Gets a nasty shot in the arm courtesy of Shadow and is shown limping afterwards, but it doesn't affect him gameplay-wise.
- Only in It for the Money: Starts out this way with the Rebellion; later he joins the Resistance out of a supposed desire to do what's right.
- Out of Focus: Subverted. Unlike his fellow series-newcomer party members, Spider stays quite relevant in cutscenes and story beats right up until his supposed death. Then his character lives on via Redips.
- Smug Snake: Although slightly less when he joins the team.
- Street Smart: Is more familiar with Giga City and its residents, such as Massimo, than X is. There's even a few random passerby who know him.
- 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.
- Taking You with Me: Does this to Incentas to ensure the escape of the other Hunters.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: The second-tallest party member behind Massimo, wears dark armor, and has a sarcastic edge to him.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Learns to fight for what's right instead of for what pays... or does he?
- Voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawazu (JP), Noah Umholtz (EN)
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 armor and name. This second Massimo joins X and Spider when they infiltrate Tianna Camp in order to rescue Nana. What he lacks in courage he makes up for in determination.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Seems to have a crush on Marino. She doesn't rebuke him, but is simply unaware of his feelings.
- An Axe to Grind: Most, if not all, of his weapons are axes and lances.
- Animal Motifs: Despite being a human-type Reploid, the original Massimo was a dragon-type Reploid, thus his armor possesses wings and a maw-like visor.
- Ascended Fanboy: Got to follow his hero, the original Massimo, for a while in an attempt to grow stronger. Eventually, he was pushed to become Massimo himself.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: He was looking for a way to get stronger. What better way to get stronger than to be handed your hero's legacy and forced to fight to defend it?
- Becoming the Boast: He is actually the student of the real Steel Massimo. But his mentor was captured so he put on his armor and went to go save him. When met up by X later, he seems really nervous and in over his head until he realizes X is there and starts to puff up his chest and put on a Miles Gloriosus act. Later he finds his mentor close to death and his mentor basically tells him to Take Up My Sword. As the game progresses he goes from an inexperienced wannabe hero to the asskicking real deal.
- 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 party member who appears most often in cutscenes after Zero and Axl steal the spotlight and Spider dies.
- Cowardly Lion: Is still working on his self-confidence and anxiety issues, but when push comes to shove, he'll bring an axe down into a Maverick's head if need be.
- El Cid Ploy: Starts out as a good-natured Fake Ultimate Hero (specifically an imitation and protégé-in-spirit of his own role model) and ultimately grows to become a genuine hero in his own right.
- Expy: He and the original Massimo seem to be a combined Expy of the titular protagonist of Maximo: Ghosts to Glory.
- Face of a Thug: Has an intimidating glare, and most of his face is covered by armor. Not only that, but he's got huge wings on his back, a dragon-shaped visor, and imposing green armor. However, he's really not that scary of a guy once you get to know him.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: Played with; at first he seems like he's just a fake poser, but he begins to grow into his role over time and become a true Ultimate Hero.
- Gentle Giant: Very kind and caring.
- Glass Cannon: Especially towards the latter half of the game, as he's weak to all three Elemental Powers. His high health combined with Force metals can help deal with this, though.
- Golden Supermode: His Glint Armor, which not only enhances his powers but also negates the elemental weakness, making him just as tough as he is strong.
- Heroic BSoD: Suffers a short one after leaving the party to be with the original Massimo in his final moments. He gets snapped out of it when he finds Silver Horn stepping on Nana and taunting the original Massimo.
- Heroic Build: The largest and most "muscular" Reploid of X's party.
- Iconic Outfit: His armor is what makes him a hero at first - it's how he is able to pass as Massimo - but he later becomes more than just a rando in a suit of armor.
- Interface Spoiler: A very, very minor one. When he joins your party, he's Level 1 despite having allegedly been fighting the Rebellion for quite some time. This is the player's first hint that this Massimo isn't the original.
- Mighty Glacier: Massimo is the physically strongest party member, has high endurance and the highest LE value; However, he is also the slowest party member and is vulnerable to elemental attacks.
- Mistaken for Badass: Due to his armor, people think he's the famous hero Steel Massimo. He's not yet, but hey, he's working on it.
- No Name Given: His original name and identity is unknown.
- Out of Focus: While Massimo does retain the spotlight slightly more than Marino or Cinnamon, he doesn't have a single line during the final chapter of the game.
- Paper Tiger: He seems quite intimidating and tries to put on a brave face, but when X and Spider first find him, he's suffering a nervous breakdown and tries to play it off.
- Super Strength: Sent Silver Horn, a colossal Maverick more than twice his size and ten times his weight, flying with a single punch! Granted, his Berserk Button was pushed hard, but still very impressive.
- Taking Up the Mantle: Followed the original Steel Massimo for a while, and after the original's defeat, he is granted his armor and told to continue the legacy of the Steel Massimo name.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to explain him without bringing up his backstory and the fact that he's not the original Massimo.
- Wave-Motion Gun: His Action Trigger is a powerful concentrated laser beam.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He disappears after the final battle and is never mentioned again.
- Voiced by: Mariko Suzuki (JP), Carol Anne Day (EN)
A thief who specializes in stealing high-end technology and leaking information. She was looking to steal the Force Metal Generator from Gaudile Laboratory, and ends up befriending and kidnapping the naive Cinnamon. She then joins X's team, mostly because the Rebellion is stealing precious valuables she could be stealing!
- Action Girl: Works as a thief, and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty in a fight.
- The Aloner: Marino's thievery is a solo gig, and she's reluctant to join the Resistance; later she even admits she doesn't get close to people in order to avoid getting hurt. She is also unsurprised by Redips' betrayal, claiming that's how all business types are.
- Badass in Distress: After breaking into the Gaudile Laboratory and kidnapping Cinnamon, she gets brought to the brink of death by Dr. Psyche's guards. Fortunately, Cinnamon heals her.
- Boobs of Steel: She is the physically strongest female in the party, as Cinnamon is the main healer and Nana isn't playable.
- Classy Cat-Burglar: She's known as a master thief, and makes sure to wear the demeanor of a gallant rogue. She believes that she is a step above petty criminals, and tries to avoid looking like a common thief.
- Diving Kick: While she mostly uses blades, Marino Stamp from her Action Trigger is a two-footed dive kick.
- Flash Step: When performing melee attacks, she teleports forwards while leaving an afterimage.
- Fragile Speedster: She's already quick, and her Hyper Mode cranks up her speed to such an absurd degree that she can potentially get infinite turns until it runs out. However, she isn't very durable and has the second lowest LE of the group.
- Hero of Another Story: While Marino doesn't exactly go off on her own adventures, she does take an interest in Axl's copy ability and begins investigating it. Before the final chapter, she discovers that Spider's data was logged into a copy research facility; players won't realize the significance of this until the battle with Redips.
- Hidden Depths: She was a fashion model before becoming becoming a ninja-thief.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: She can't help but be kind to Cinnamon, even while kidnapping her for the Force Metal Generator.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Despite being a ninja, her armor is bright pink and gold. Not only that, but her every footstep makes a loud noise, like most Reploids, and she gets caught by Dr. Psyche with relative ease. Possibly justified, since Marino was a model before becoming a thief and thus wasn't necessarily built for stealth.
- Just Like Robin Hood: Has very anti-corporate sentiments and often steals from high-profile targets. In her concept art it specifies that she makes expensive medical technologies available to the public.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Dark to Cinnamon's Light.
- Lovely Angels: Has this dynamic with Cinnamon.
- Ms. Vice Girl: Greed; continues to talk about theft even after joining the heroic Resistance.
- Never Be Hurt Again: As mentioned, she avoids getting close to people so she doesn't get hurt by them.
- 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 Central Tower after beating Epsilon.
- Out of Focus: After joining the party, she doesn't have another voiced line in the entire game, only speaking if you talk to her between chapters (or occasionally out in the field).
- Palette Swap: Her Quicksilver Hyper Mode turns her armor black, her hair yellow, and her body a pale yellow that makes it look like bare skin.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her armor is mostly pink.
- Robot Buddy: Keeps her beam knives holstered in a floating Mechaniloid called Hayohn (that little Oni on her back). It just kinda sits at her waist, but it's confirmed to be a separate entity from her body.
- She's Got Legs: Her leg armor is noticeably slimmer than other female Reploids' such as Cinnamon and Nana. Additionally, her Quicksilver form makes it look like she's got completely bare thighs too.
- Stock Ninja Weaponry: Able to wield an assortment of beam knives and shuriken.
- Stripperific: Her outfit is one of the most form-fitting in the game, and in her Quicksilver Hyper Mode becomes particularly revealing below the waist.
- Technicolor Ninja: Styles herself as a Reploid kunoichi, getting around Gaudile's lab through quickness and stealth and using ninja weapons such as shurikens and chakrams. Contrasts nicely with the samurai Zero.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Learns to care more about the Resistance than herself.
- Town Girls: Butch to Cinnamon's femme and Nana's neither.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She disappears (along with everyone besides X, Zero, and Axl) after the final battle, leaving her whereabouts unknown. Early on she states she plans to steal less and live more legitimately, but that's about it.
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.
- Ascended Extra: She had an archetype based after her in the cancelled Rockman Online, giving equal importance as the X, Zero, and Duo archetypes.
- Anime Hair: In a subdued example, her hair spreads out behind her back to resemble angle wings. Justified in that she's a Reploid, meaning anything is possible.
- Apologetic Attacker:"Sorry, but I did warn you."
- Badass Adorable: Despite being a healer, Cinnamon can lay down the hurt if you let her, especially with the Kitty Gloves that give an all-around debuff on each hit.
- Barrier Maiden: Her Force Metal Generator and healing capabilities make her very valuable and coveted by all sides, or at least it seems that way at first. However, none of the Rebellion after Psyche really care about acquiring her, which they probably wouldn't given the actual force metal refinery they have as well as the existence of Supra-force metal, and while her healing trigger and metal forging capabilities do come in handy, the Resistance members clearly see her more as a person than as a tool.
- Cheerful Child: She appears to be foolishly naive once Marino comes to her to steal the Generator (which happens to be inside her), but is only really charmed by the thief because she senses goodness in Marino. After things get really bad with Psyche's attack on the lab, she's clearly wiser to the ways of the world, but usually maintains an optimistic and hopeful demeanor nonetheless.
- Combat Medic: Give her the Kitty Gloves and she'll hit just as hard as the othersand that's even after the nerf they got in the International editions to 16 power. The Japanese release, by comparison, had 66, effectively making Cinnamon able to hit almost as hard as Marino's Comet weapons, and that's before you take into account how the gloves can reduce enemy stats with each hit.
- Expy: Design-wise, Cinnamon is similar to Nina from the Breath of Fire series (also from Capcom). Both being angel-themednote blonde girls that serve as The Chick and are the main healers of the party.
- She's also arguably yet another expy of the original Roll, having the same eye (Depending on the Artist) and hair colors and being the equivalent of a sweet supporting character role to the rest of the main cast (albeit still fully capable as a party member). Her name even goes well with Roll's Theme Naming.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Easily the sweetest member of the entire Resistance.
- Healing Hands: Her Action Trigger is a preferred way of healing the party members without wasting sub-tanks.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Light to Marino's Dark.
- Lovely Angels: Has this dynamic with Marino.
- The Medic: With her around, sub tanks aren't even necessary to heal her allies 100%. All it takes is her Action Trigger.
- Out of Focus: Like Marino, she pretty much becomes Demoted to Extra once she joins the party, getting negligible appearances in any cutscenes at all.
- Palette Swap: Her Iron Maiden form is pretty much just her usual look with a new black paintjob. In Rockman X DiVE, she gets some extra frills to look extra maid-like.
- Panty Shot: A result of a minidress barely ends at her thighs, though the cutscenes and camera don't try to emphasize this. This is the only character with upskirts in the entire X series, and likely the whole series besides Roll's infamous Versus debut.
- Power Fist: Not usually clenched, but still effective.
- Power Gives You Wings: Her hair functions as this during her Angelic Aide healing Action Trigger.
- Required Secondary Powers: She has the highest tolerance for Force Metal out of the entire cast, which makes sense considering the Generator is installed inside of her.
- Tagalong Kid: Takes this role from the now-Older and Wiser Axl.
- Theme Naming: Cinnamon is named after a spice, and the game features three similar-looking merchants named Saffron, Cumin, and Jasmine as well.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Cinnamon's cute as a button and (at least in terms of motifs) literally angelic. Her "father", meanwhile, is an anthropomorphic platypus.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She is a girly girl to Nana's tomboy.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Her post-game whereabouts are the best-kept secret out of everyone's.
- White Magician Girl: Takes this role, but in the sci-fi setting of Mega Man X.
- Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (JP), Randall Wiebe (EN)
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.
- 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.
- Overprotective Dad: Tried to say no to joining the Resistance in the war along with Cinnamon until she assured him she could handle it. This is understandable, though, since he created both Cinnamon and the Generator inside her, so for both significant and sentimental reasons he doesn't want her falling into the wrong hands.
- The Smart Guy: A force metal expert researcher with a mechanical nature laboratory who can build reploids and create force metal forging gems, yeap, he qualifies.
- Token Heroic Orc: The Professor is probably one of the only animal-type Reploids in the series that is not a Maverick that you get to interact with.
- We Used to Be Friends: Implied with Dr. Psyche.
- Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (JP), Ben Jeffery (EN)
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.
- Mission Control: To Central Tower.
- Parrot Pet Position: The parrot on his shoulder. It survives to the ending.
- Pirate Parrot: Apparently it's for monitoring and information handling.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Reserved yet prudent, the Resistance highly respects his strategic wisdom.
- 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.
- And the bird's name? O-M-8.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: He is unceremonious gunned down by Redips during the beginning of the final chapter. Though his pet bird apparently survived and is standing with Nana.
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: In the last chapter, he is suddenly killed when signaling the transport ship that was supposed to take the Hunters home opened fire.
- Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (JP), Angie Beers (EN)
A young computer specialist who worked at Central Tower before being kidnapped by Silver Horn and forced to work for him as a sys-op at Tiana Camp. Once X and his friends free her, she becomes the navigator for the team.
- Bridge Bunny: The team's navigator and Chief R's second in command.
- 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: To Central Tower.
- Spanner in the Works: Doesn't tip Silver Horn off about X and company when they get to her room, naturally due to the fact that he's holding her hostage, and they're there to rescue her and the other POW's.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Easily for Alia, considering that Nana's role is almost identical to Alia's, not to mention that this is the only game since her introduction that Alia doesn't appear in.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She is a tomboy to Cinnamon's girly girl.
- Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Scott Roberts (EN)
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, 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.
- 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: As stated above, sacrifices himself to stop the PREON mechaniloids converging in on him and X.
- 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...
- We Hardly Knew Ye: His sacrifice takes place in the same scene he's introduced in.
The Rebellion Army
- Voiced by: Yukitoshi Hori (JP), Dave Pettitt (EN)
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.
- Anti-Villain: Turns out to be this, believing that force is the only way to get people to listen to their ideals.
- Asskicking Equals Authority/Authority Equals Asskicking: The strongest member of the Rebellion is also their High Commander.
- Climax Boss: Closes out the Resistance-Rebellion struggle, but there's still more to go in the game.
- 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...
- His goals are very similar to the goals of General from Mega Man X4.
- He's also got some things in common with Sigma. Visionary reploid, Greek letter name, ripped cloak (Mega Man X6), shoulder rods (Mega Man X7), Dave Pettitt's English version Badass Baritone (Mega Man X8)... being a Disc-One Final Boss for a New-Generation Reploid (also X8)...
- His appearance is akin to a large Reploid version of Cloak.
- 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: They add to the intimidation factor that makes him a
- Scary Black Man: Big E here is the first black humanoid Reploid in the series.
- 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 his motivation for exposing all Reploids to the Supra Force Metal, realizing that the results could be reproduced.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Redips.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wants to advance the potential of Reploids, forced into taking the "by any means necessary" route due to being framed for Maverick.
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: The Rebellion is basically the epitome of this, and he's the commander.
- Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (JP), Corby Proctor (EN)
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.
- Adaptive Ability: Is able to resist and counter any second consecutive melee or ranged attack.
- Anti-Villain: He's loyal to the antagonists but his methods and personality are far from those of a heel.
- 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.
- Voiced by: Yuka Koyama (JP), Onalea Gilbertson (EN)
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.
- An Ice Person: Her elemental power, making her the opposite of fellow Rebellion high flyer Mach Jentra. That said, it's not all she's got to her.
- Back for the Dead: Ferham survives the events at the Melda Ore Plant and returns to help the heroes during the final battle. While she survives an direct attack from Redips, she sacrifices herself to destroy the Supra-Force Metal for good.
- The Baroness: Sexpot personality type. Clearly enjoys flirting with Zero in chapters 7 and 8.
- Big Damn Heroes: She arrives just in time to weaken Redips, giving X and co. and opportunity to defeat him.
- The Dark Chick: Ferham is the only female member of the Rebellion Army and is the one to do a High-HeelFace Turn.
- Dressed Like a Dominatrix: She even coos for Zero to come 'play with her' while she's whipping him.
- Doppelgänger Attack: It's called Crimson Shade, and it's even more potent than Zero's Heat Haze.
- Flight: Seems to be VTOL-based, in fact it's so good she's able to travel this way.
- Harping on About Harpies: Is based on this.
- High-HeelFace 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/Heroic Sacrifice: Leaves the atmosphere with the Supra-Force metal after the final battle, blowing herself up with it so that it can never be used for harm again.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In the ending, she had redeemed herself and apologized to X afterwards before she sacrifices herself.
- Undying Loyalty: To the other Rebellion Cadres.
- Whip It Good: Her main weapon.
- Voiced by: Kōzō Shioya (JP), Tommy James (EN)
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
- Dirty Coward: Only fights his enemies when he thinks he's at an advantage, but should he find himself outgunned, he'll scour out a way to will run from his enemies.
- Doppleganger Spin: He relies on this heavily after losing his force metal and combat prowess.
- Fat Bastard: Full of greed and cowardice.
- Flunky Boss: Summon minions to help him in fight.
- "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...
- Gonk: Particularly when his mouth's open as it is in-game.
- Irony: He's Rewarded 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 itand without even being in Epsilon's organization.
- Jerkass: As Ferham found out the hard way when she needed help.
- Musical Assassin: Use sound attacks to debuff the party status.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: Is only hanging with the Rebellion so he can get his hands on Supra Metal, openly attacks a wounded Ferham for her metal and calls Epsilon and the Rebellion STUPID when he's on the verge of acquiring the warhead's metal scot free.
- Small Name, Big Ego: When he's in a situation he thinks he can handle, he is way too full of himself.
- The Starscream: Is one of Epsilon high-ranked officers and plans to take the Supra Metal for himself.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His midsection is so much bigger than his legs it's a wonder they can support it.
- 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.
- Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Ryan Luhning (EN)
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.
- Backpack Cannon: His long range weapon, and he is damn good with it.
- Expy: To several of the Dragons in the series: The most obvious is Vile, both being vicious, power-hungry former Maverick Hunter turned traitors with a Shoulder Cannon as one of their main weapons. Then there's Double, another psychopath with an energy Blade Below the Shoulder who shows a much nastier side of his personality when he's revealed to be playing for the other side. Finally, there's Dynamo, another rival of X and Zero who uses both an energy blaster and saber and worships Sigma much like how Shadow worships Epsilon.
- FaceHeel Turn: In the first chapter of the story.
- Interface Spoiler: Never officially joins the playable party through all of chapter 1.
- Laser Blade: His melee weapon, in contrast to Zero's Laser Blade.
- Mood Ring 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.
- More Than Mind Control: It was said that aside from wanting power, he actually agreed with the Rebellion's beliefs, at least enough to show him taking offense to Epsilon being considered a Maverick. His former commanding officer turning out to be the real villain may or may not have made him Properly Paranoid.
- Obviously Evil: His name and appearance practically gave him away from jump.
- Slasher Smile: After turning on the Hunters.
- Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (JP), Gerald Matthews (EN)
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.
- 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.
- Panthera Awesome: Of the lynx variety.
- Shock and Awe: His elemental power which fuels nearly all his attacks.
- Wolverine Claws: Uses these for a running attack.
Silver Horn (Silver Horned)
- Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (JP), Bryon Close (EN)
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
- The Brute: The big, tough and most violent member of the Rebellion Army, who enjoys giving Cold-Blooded Torture to his prisoners.
- Expy: Of Flame Mammoth, elements aside.
- Fat Bastard: Nana and the original Massimo would not disagree.
- Hate Sink: Silver Horn is the sadistic and arrogant operator of the Tianna POW Camp. Defying the Rebellion Army's good intentions for the Reploid species, Silver Horn tortures and murders any Reploids who refuse to join the Rebellion, including the famed hero Steel Massimo. Silver Horn rules over his camp with an iron fist and forces the navigator Nana to act as a sysop under the threat that he will execute all of the POWs if she doesn't comply. When confronted by the heroes, Silver Horn begins to gleefully torture Nana while gloating to Steel Massimo's successor all about how he dealt with his predecessor and adds that he believes the weak should serve the strong. Witnessing Silver Horn's arrogance and complete disregard for anyone's life but his own gives the new Massimo the courage to fight and the heroes put an end to the sadistic Reploid. A true Maverick, Silver Horn proved to be far more depraved and loathsome than his well-intentioned boss Epsilon.
- 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.
- Jerkass: See Hate Sink above.
- Making a Splash: Uses water powers and can even induce a "splash" of sorts by stomping the ground and causing the water in his coliseum to burst up into a tidal wave.
- Sadist: Delights in holding and coercing Nana as captive to function as the Tianna Camp's systems operator, or else he would have the remaining prisoners held there executed.
- The Sociopath: See Hypocrite above.
- Temper-Ceratops: He's a Reploid based on a triceratops and is a giant brute that also happens to be the vilest and most sadistic member of the Rebellion Army.
- Wardens Are Evil: Runs the POW camp with an iron fist, employs a Might Makes Right philosophy, and loves torturing his prisoners.
- Would Hit a Girl: Mercilessly hurting Nana.
- Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: Clearly, he loves his job a little too much. Especially for Massimo's taste.
- Voiced by: Kōzō Shioya (JP), Roger Rhodes (EN)
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.
- Flunky Boss: One can't be blamed for thinking his support needles are more dangerous than he is at first.
- Mad Scientist: He's quite clearly insane.
- One-Winged Angel: After being defeated, he transforms into Mad Nautilus.
- We Used to Be Friends: Implied with Gaudile.
Mach Jentra (Mach Gentler)
- Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Tony Binns (EN)
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.
- Flight: Courtesy of thrusters in his boots and on his back.
- Flunky Boss: He constantly summon allies to aid him in combat.
- Large Ham: Especially when he thinks he's winning.
- Mook Maker: Duboar. He controls it and seems to care about it to an extent.
- Playing with Fire: Considering he's running a volcanic factory, it only makes sense.
- Wicked Cultured: Has the personality of refined English gentleman, complete with the accent in the English version.
- Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (JP), Roger Rhodes (EN)
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
- Barrier Change Boss: He uses all three and swaps between them.
- Convenient Color Change: His body energy and armor will both change colors depending on each elemental state. His default state, seen in the above image and cutscenes, features his electric state's yellow and sky blue body armor and his fire state's burning body energy.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Especially with the Asura Knuckle.
- Multiple Head Case: Also has three separate heads, one to face forward for each elemental state. His default state features his yellow-framed brown Ra head, which he uses in his fire form.
- 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
- Voiced by: ??? (JP), Roger Rhodes (EN)
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
- Bonus Boss: Defeating him nets Zero a new Hyper Mode: the Absolute Zero Armor!
- Cloudcuckoolander: Named his hammer and drill Naguru D and K-Ball respectively, considers them as actual mechaniloids, goes laughing mad when introduced, frequently spews non-sequiturs in battle.
- 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.
A 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.
- Voiced by: Ryoichi Tanaka (JP), Michael Shepherd (EN)
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.
- Big Bad: Out to rule the universe.
- 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: Even Zero has to ask again what he and the others were fighting for.
- One to Signas and Colonel, even sharing the latter's rank.
- Ultimately subverted, as he's more an expy to Double, than anyone else, as discussed under Spider.
- Him being a leader of the Maverick Hunters who turned Maverick himself, talking about evolution, being the hidden Big Bad manipulaing the conflict, and having facial marks (as Spider and right before transformation), also makes him and expy of Sigma. Which has sense, seeing as a New Generation Reploid, he has Sigma's DNA.
- His Commissar Cap and status as a megalomaniacal Big Bad in a Capcom video game also evokes a certain criminal dictator to a degree.
- High-Altitude Battle: Great Redips is fought in a space station, to be exact.
- 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: Manipulated the entire Rebellion war so he could fish them out and take their Supra metal.
- Mission Control: Operates as this, ostensibly from Far East HQ.
- 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: Guided the Hunters into basically destroying the only guys in his way all the while planning to dispose of them as "traitors" afterward.
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: A particularly dickish example at that.
- Walking Spoiler: Can't really talk about him without giving much away.
- Voiced by: ??? (JP), Gerald Matthews (EN)
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.
- 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: He is a seahorse, after all.
- Voiced by: ??? (JP), Carol Anne Day (EN)
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: Destroying her (and her Belladonnas) nets X a new Hyper Modethis 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.
- Idol Singer: Wants to be one.
- Lone Wolf Boss: There's no indication that she has anything to do with the Rebellion.
- King Mook: She's a boss version of the similar looking Belladonnas, with only visible difference is her metal oversized skirt in contrast with Belladonna's Underwear of Power.
- 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 threeswhether 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
- Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (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 Boss: They can only be fought after beating the game.
- Doppelgänger Spin: A possible interpretation of the Tails is that Ninetails is the only original one and the others are all shadow clones of him similar to what Botos does in chapter 8. This is based on the vast majority of their powers being borrowed from all the other enemies in the game, the fact that they all sound and look alike except for the tail spaces on their backs, and the Resistance troops referring to "A savagely strong prisoner", hinting at only one known captive held down at Shaft 999F.
- Fixed Damage Attack: Ninetails' Nine Fragments does 999 damage 9 times to one character, for a total of 8991 damage!
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: One of only a handful of enemies able to employ all three elements with equal lethality while not being weak to any of them.
- Kitsune: The android version. By the time one gets to Fivetails it shouldn't take much to figure out that the trail stops at Ninetails.
- 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.
- Suicide Attack: The Self Destruct technique of Fivetails and Sixtails. Fivetails will just use SOS to summon a fresh Fivetails. Sixtails only does it once after ten turns have passed and ends the battle when he Self-Destructs, but if he does, you lose the sub tank part and figure tokens he was carrying and can't obtain 100% Completion.