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You are an interesting individual, as I thought you might be.
~ Copy X

Copy X, also known as "Master X" and "X", is the secondary antagonist of the Mega Man Zero series.

He is the main antagonist of Mega Man Zero and a major antagonist in Mega Man Zero 3. He is a powerful evil Reploid who is the clone of the original Megaman X and ruler of Neo Arcadia.



Copy X is a Reploid that is a clone of the original X, created by the scientist Ciel to take the place of X as ruler of Neo Arcadia, since X used his own body to seal the Dark Elf.

However, Copy X had a different vision from the original X, because he was not put to sleep for at least 30 years and his reliability was never tested. He felt that the humans must be put above all else, considered Reploids to be second-class to humans, and when the energy crisis started, he began to hunt down Reploids at random, wrongly accusing all of them of being Mavericks, using them as scapegoats for the crisis.

The few who survived, organize a resistance against Neo Arcadia, and Ciel joins them, feeling guilty for what Copy X became. His army, led by his loyal guardians Harpuia, Fefnir, Leviathan and Phantom, slowly crushes the resistance.

Mega Man Zero

Copy X appears as the main antagonist. Although he is never seen until the end of the game, he is a powerful and ominous presence in the mind of the Resistance force. Without more options, Ciel decides to find the lost legendary Reploid known as Zero to help them in their fight. They finally find the chamber where he is hibernating, but they are followed by Copy X's forces. Ciel manages to awake Zero, who then opens the way out of the place and saves Ciel. Zero then helps the resistance, eventually defeating the four guardians and making his way to Neo Arcadia. After Phantom self-destructs, the remaining 3 guardians attempt to bar his entrance to their master, but Copy X himself appears and tells them to leave.

He tells Zero he has been looking forward to this moment and claims that he has built a utopia for humans that neither Zero nor the original X could create. Zero battles Copy X in his ultimate armor and defeats him for the first time. Zero says that he remembers the original X being mightier. Copy X furiously transforms into his final form, a massive seraph form. Zero battles him and narrowly defeats him a final time. While dying, Copy X says he was supposed to be perfect and that he will never forgive Zero. He then sets his base to self-destruct in an attempt to destroy Zero, but Zero escapes.

Mega Man Zero 3

Much time later, he is resurrected by Dr. Weil, who uses him on his plan to take control of Neo Arcadia. Copy X has a noticeable stutter, and his eyes are now blue instead of red.

After the first four judges are defeated, Copy X and Dr. Weil send a missile to a human residential area (Area Z-3079) to catch the Dark Elf. Therefore, when Copy X and Dr. Weil contact the Resistance asking her to surrender and hand over the Ciel System, Ciel refuses to deliver it, because she created it to bring peace between humans and reploids and they weren't above to sacrifice lots of innocent lives to catch the Dark Elf. Later, Zero defeats some revived robots from Megaman Zero 1, infiltrates in Neo Arcadia and challenges him, defeating him once again, but when he tries to power himself up, a bomb that was inside of his body is triggered, causing him to self-destruct. Weil easily takes over Neo Arcadia after this, becoming it's new ruler, saying that X had sadly passed away thanks to bloodthirsty extremists. As the series ends with Megaman Zero 4, it is unknown if he would have ever made a reappearance, if the series did continue, he may have been resurrected yet again but Neo Arcadia, Weil, and the guardians were all destroyed so it may or may have not been unlikely.

Rockman Zero manga

Copy X as seen in the Rockman Zero manga.

Copy X appears shortly along with his Ultimate Armor in the Rockman Zero manga, where he is an unnamed fusion of the Four Guardians created by Cial, who refers to him as the "Perfect Reploid". He overwhelms the battle-weary Zero using his Nova Strike and deals a serious blow, reverting Zero into his meek self. Believing he had already won, he prepares to kill Zero, but Lito tries to protect Zero. Angry, he throws Lito away and would have killed him, but Zero gathers up the courage and strength to fight back without his helmet, impaling the Perfect Reploid from behind using his Z-Saber. Without the Four Guardians, the Resistance was able to defeat the Neo Arcadian armies. Copy X was noticeably much more psychotic than his original depiction as seen through his facial tick.


Copy X, the polar opposite of the original Mega Man X himself.

Despite being proclaimed himself to be the perfect copy of the original Megaman X in every way, Copy X has the distinction of being a main incarnation of Mega Man who is outright evil. The standard by which he views himself creates a warped sense of justice in which any decision he makes is right by virtue of being a perfect copy.

Zero makes note of this difference after defeating Copy X the first time by calling him naive, suggesting that he lacked the experiences and memories of the original X to properly understand justice and rule Neo Arcadia as X did. However, Copy X disregards this, and doesn't hesitate to stand up for himself and his perfection.

Above all, Copy X is an extremely arrogant narcissist, overestimating himself and his own role as a ruler.



  • Copy X, in his reappearance in Mega Man Zero 3, follows the long tradition in the Mega Man franchise of a "fake villain", as he was manipulated by Dr. Weil, similar to how both Dr. Wily and Sigma manipulated other villains in their respective eras.
  • The original X was originally slated to appear as the antagonist of the Zero series, instead of Copy X (in fact, Copy X was never even going to exist), but due to the release of Mega Man X6, this idea was omitted in the list of original concepts meant to connect Mega Man X5 with the first Zero game.
  • Copy X is far more powerful in Mega Man Zero than in Mega Man Zero 3 because of his powerful second form, despite the fact that he has an extra attack in Mega Man Zero 3 called the "Reflect Laser".
  • It is probable that Copy X's first incarnation would not have trusted Weil and, therefore, would not have been his pawn. However, Copy X "Mark II" probably had his brain modified to trust Weil and listen to his advice.
  • Even though Copy X is the 5th Mega Man incarnation, he is only quasi-playable in his Mega Man Zero 3 mini game.
  • Copy X is one of two Mega Man incarnations to not appear in all installments of "his" series (the other one is Mega Man Volnutt, who is not involved in one installment of his series).
    • In this regard, Copy X is also the only one in which the series does not revolve around him (besides being one of the main antagonists), instead revolving around Zero.
  • Oddly enough, Copy X features a slide attack, a technique that was shared with the original Mega Man, although it was only used as a dash technique.
  • In actual gameplay, both of Copy X's forms has the least health of the final bosses in the Mega Man Zero series, with both of his forms having only two life-bars, in a contrast to the later final bosses, and some bosses earlier in the first game (which includes the Four Guardians), which had three life bars. Because he has two forms however, he still has the most health of the bosses in the first Mega Man Zero game.
  • If the player loses to Copy X not in Seraph form, he will continuously jump around the room executing his attacks in a taunt-like manner while yelling his you-are-defeated sentence.
  • Copy X's personality might be a result of not having to go through Dr. Light's extensive 3 decade-long testing. In other words, he might be a perfect copy of X physically, but never mentally conditioned to be at all like him, lending the possibility that even the original X could have been evil if it weren't for Light's precautions being implemented beforehand to correct this core issue.
  • X's ending in Mega Man X4 may be the first foreshadowing to Copy X, or likely the original intention for X to become the villain in the Zero series. While escaping from Final Weapon, he contacts Zero and begs him to destroy him in case he ever goes Maverick.
  • In Zero's Mega Man X7's ending, Zero has a nightmare where X apparently goes berserk and tries to eliminate all the Mavericks, even Zero. This was most likely foreshadowing Copy X's rise to power.
  • In both of his appearances, his attacks reference special weapons from Mega Man X.
  • In a sense, Copy X's destruction can be seen as an indirect success on Zero's original objective that was given to him by Dr. Wily when he was created, which was to destroy Dr. Light's creation.
  • The Ultimate Armor set of moves is parallel to the system of Omega (Zero Form) himself, only with the lack of an EX Skill.
  • Copy X is possibly a homage to the Copy Robot of the classic Mega Man series.
  • If one closely listens to Seraph Mode Copy X's theme "Fake", it sounds like a re-imaging of Vile's theme from the first Mega Man X game.
  • Amusingly, both the Original and Copy X have only one unique theme dedicated to them. It's "Cyberelf" for Cyber-elf X, and "Fake" for (needless to say) Copy X.
  • The Modified Pantheon Aqua from Mega Man Zero 3 emits phrases and an eerie cackle very remarkably like Copy X's Seraph transformation. It also drops objects in a similar fashion to Copy X's helmet halo ray attack, and fires a wide area laser across the floor.


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Mega Man Classic

Wily Labs
Dr. Wily | Dr. Cossack | Bass | Devil Series | Gamma | Mega Man Killers (Enker | Punk | Ballade) | Quint | Copy Mega Man | Doc Robot | Dark Man | Ra Moon | Mettaurs | Sniper Joes

Robot Masters
Light Numbers: Cut Man | Guts Man | Ice Man | Bomb Man | Fire Man | Elec Man | Time Man | Oil Man | Concrete Man | Tornado Man | Splash Woman | Plug Man | Jewel Man | Hornet Man | Magma Man | Galaxy Man

Wily Numbers: Metal Man | Air Man | Bubble Man | Quick Man | Crash Man | Flash Man | Heat Man | Wood Man | Needle Man | Magnet Man | Gemini Man | Hard Man | Top Man | Snake Man | Spark Man | Shadow Man | Gravity Man | Wave Man | Stone Man | Gyro Man | Star Man | Charge Man | Napalm Man | Crystal Man | Blizzard Man | Centaur Man | Flame Man | Knight Man | Plant Man | Tomahawk Man | Wind Man | Yamato Man | Freeze Man | Junk Man | Burst Man | Cloud Man | Spring Man | Slash Man | Shade Man | Turbo Man | Tengu Man | Astro Man | Sword Man | Clown Man | Search Man | Frost Man | Grenade Man | Aqua Man | Blade Man | Pump Man | Commando Man | Chill Man | Sheep Man | Strike Man | Nitro Man | Solar Man | Block Man | Fuse Man | Blast Man | Acid Man | Tundra Man | Torch Man | Impact Man | Bounce Man | Genesis Unit (Buster Rod G | Mega Water S | Hyper Storm H)

Cossack Numbers: Bright Man | Toad Man | Drill Man | Pharaoh Man | Ring Man | Dust Man | Dive Man | Skull Man

Stardroids: Terra | Sunstar

King Army: King | Dynamo Man | Cold Man | Ground Man | Pirate Man | Burner Man | Magic Man

Evil Robot

Mega Man X

Sigma | Vile | Armored Armadillo | Berkana | Boomer Kuwanger | Bospider | Bubble Crab | Chill Penguin | Crescent Grizzly | Crystal Snail | Cyber Peacock | Dark Necrobat | Double | Dynamo | Flame Mammoth | Flame Stag | Gareth | Geemel | Launch Octopus | Magma Dragoon | Magna Centipede | Mechaniloids | Morph Moth | Nightmare Phenomenon | Overdrive Ostrich | Shining Firefly | Spark Mandrill | Spike Rosered | Split Mushroom | Sting Chameleon | Storm Eagle | Tidal Whale | Wheel Gator | Wire Sponge | Volt Kraken | X Hunters (Agile | Violen | Serges) | Zain

Doppler Army: Dr. Doppler | Blast Hornet | Blizzard Buffalo | Crush Crawfish | Gravity Beetle | Mac | Neon Tiger | Nightmare Police (Bit | Byte) | Toxic Seahorse | Tunnel Rhino | Volt Catfish

Repliforce: General | Colonel | Web Spider | Storm Owl | Slash Beast | Frost Walrus | Jet Stingray | Burn Dinorex | Spiral Pegasus

Nightmare Investigators: Gate | Isoc | High Max | Blaze Heatnix | Blizzard Wolfang | Commander Yammark | Ground Scaravich | Infinity Mijinion | Metal Shark Player | Rainy Turtloid | Shield Sheldon

Red Alert Syndicate: Red | Soldier Stonekong | Splash Warfly | Flame Hyenard | Wind Crowrang | Snipe Anteator | Vanishing Gungaroo | Tornado Tonion | Ride Boarski

New Generation Reploids: Lumine | Avalanche Yeti | Bamboo Pandamonium | Burn Rooster | Dark Mantis | Earthrock Trilobyte | Gigabolt Man-O-War | Gravity Antonion | Optic Sunflower

Rebellion Army: Epsilon | Colonel Redips

Mega Man Zero

Neo Arcadia: Copy X | Crea & Prea | Dark Elf | Dr. Weil | Omega

Resistance: Elpizo

Four Guardians: Sage Harpuia | Fairy Leviathan | Fighting Fefnir | Hidden Phantom

Mutos Reploids
Harpuia's Forces: Aztec Falcon | Herculious Anchus | Kuwagust Anchus | Panter Flauclaws

Fefnir's Forces: Anubis Necromancess

Leviathan's Forces: Blizzack Staggroff | Poler Kamrous | Maha Ganeshariff

Phantom's Forces: Hanumachine | Hyleg Ourobockle | Phoenix Magnion | Burble Hekelot

Eight Gentle Judges: Childre Inarabitta| Blazin' Flizard | Devilbat Schilt | Glacier le Cactank | Cubit Foxtar | Volteel Biblio | Deathanz Mantisk | Tretista Kelverian

Einherjar Eight Warriors: Sol Titanion | Heat Genblem | Popla Cocapetri | Pegasolta Eclair | Mino Magnus | Noble Mandrago | Techj Kraken | Fenri Lunaedge | Craft

Mega Man ZX

Aeolus | Atlas | Master Albert | Model W | Serpent | Siarnaq | Thetis

Bifrost | Fistleo | Hedgeshock

Mega Man Legends

Birdbots | Bola | Bonne Family ( Teisel Bonne, Tron Bonne, and Bon Bonne) | Glyde Loathe | Klaymoor | Lex Loathe | Megaman Juno | Mistress Sera | Reaverbots | Servbots

Mega Man Battle Network

World Three
Operators: Lord Wily | Mr. Match | Ms. Madd | Higsby | Count Jack Zap | Yahoot | Anetta | Takeo Inukai | Rei Saiko | Noboru Sunayama | Professor | Baryl | Joe Mach | Captain Blackbeard | Vic | Prosecutor Ito | Yuika
NetNavis: FireMan.EXE | NumberMan.EXE | ColorMan.EXE | ElecMan.EXE | MagicMan.EXE | StoneMan.EXE | BombMan.EXE | PlanetMan.EXE | NapalmMan.EXE | PharaohMan.EXE | FlameMan.EXE | PlantMan.EXE | BeastMan.EXE | FlashMan.EXE | DesertMan.EXE | BubbleMan.EXE | DrillMan.EXE | Bass.EXE | Colonel.EXE | BlastMan.EXE | DiveMan.EXE | ElementMan.EXE | JudgeMan.EXE | CircusMan.EXE | StarMan.EXE | SwordMan.EXE | Zero.EXE | GravityMan.EXE | Cybeasts
Others: Life Virus

Operators: Sean Obihiro | Magnus Gauss | Arashi Kazefuki | Speedy Dave | Dusk | Princess Pride
NetNavis: MagnetMan.EXE | AirMan.EXE | QuickMan.EXE | ShadowMan.EXE | CutMan.EXE | FreezeMan.EXE | KnightMan.EXE

Nebula: Dr. Regal
Darkloids: LaserMan.EXE | ShadeMan.EXE | CosmoMan.EXE | BlizzardMan.EXE | CloudMan.EXE | Dark MegaMan.EXE | Dark ProtoMan.EXE | Duo.EXE | Nebula Grey

Alpha | BrightMan.EXE | BurnerMan.EXE | BowlMan.EXE | ClockMan.EXE | ColdMan.EXE | DarkMan.EXE | HeatMan.EXE | JapanMan.EXE | LarkMan.EXE | MistMan.EXE | Serenade.EXE | SparkMan.EXE | VideoMan.EXE

Mega Man Star Force

Cepheus | Gemini | Taurus | Cygnus | Libra | Cancer | Andromeda | Crown | Ophiuca | Wolf | Patrick Sprigs | Jammers

Murian Empire
Dr. Vega | Hyde | Rich Dotcom | Gerry Romero | Shaman | Hollow | Solo | Condor | Plesio | Le Mu | Laplace

Mr. King | Joker | Queen Tia | Jack | Virgo | Corvus | Omega-Xis Copy

Apollo Flame | Chrys Golds | Diamond Ice | Dread Joker R | General Auriga | Harp Note IF | Sirius


Constellation Droids | Dimensions | Dr. Wily (Mega Man TV Series) | Proto Man (Mega Man 1994 Cartoon) | R-Shadow | Robosaur Park Dinosaurs | Slur