I'm no Maverick. I'm in complete control of myself and my actions.
~ Gigabolt Man-O-War to Axl.

Gigabolt Man-O-War is a Maverick and a minor antagonist in Mega Man X8.

He was voiced by Mariette Sluyter.

Biography

Gigabolt Man-O-War is one of the new-generation Reploids who turned Maverick and joined Sigma's rebellion. Despite believing he is not a Maverick, he still wishes to help Sigma by siphoning energy from Megalopolis. No matter who confronts him, he will always believe he is not a Maverick.

The entire stage consists of the player chasing Gigabolt Man-O-War in between the buildings of Megalopolis on a Sirius Ride Chaser. After he's taken enough damage he will stop on a floating platform and the actual boss fight begins. He will float around and sweep across the arena, shooting lightning from his hands and releasing small jellyfish drones which track the player. Once he's low on health he will position himself above the arena and discharge lightning to strike the platform at various points. His weakness is the weapons of Earthrock Trilobyte.

Trivia

  • Gigabolt Man-O-War is based off the real life Portuguese man-o'-war (Scientific name: Physalia physalis), also known as bluebottle, man-of-war and floating terror.
  • Gigabolt Man-O-War is erroneously named Gigavolt Man-O-War in the cutscenes and in the game credits.
  • Because of how far his sanity has slipped form shouting nonsensical food-related battlecries, Gigabolt Man-O-War has suffered a malfunction that caused him to briefly exhibit an inability to speak, which is seen as reluctance, and because he doesn't understand the word Maverick and unquestioningly follows Sigma's orders, Gigabolt Man-O-War has a childish innocence.
  • Because of the aforementioned above, Gigabolt Man-O-War is the weakest of the New Generation Reploids, and the weakest of all 64 Mavericks in the game series.
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