|“||My work is not for Maverick Hunters. I've never trusted your approach. Therefore, I won't cooperate with you. However... I find you fascinating... No one has ever managed to analyze the infamous X and Zero... But it's too late... Soon, I'll be one of the Mavericks... It's time... I'll have to learn about you through battle. Now... put me out of my misery!||„|
|~ Izzy Glow|
Izzy Glow (Shining Hotarunicus in the Japanese version and Shining Firefly in Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2) is one of the eight Maverick bosses from Mega Man X5.
Dr. Izzy Glow was a Reploid scientist and the world's lead researcher in laser technology. However, he feared his research could be used to create weapons, so he became a recluse and built a fortified laboratory in a castle where he continued his research. as a result, most of his work was never made public. During the Earth Crisis, the Maverick Hunters go into his laboratory after the Laser Device necessary to power up the Enigma cannon, but the place had already been overrun by the Sigma Virus. Izzy Glow, who had already been infected by the virus, refuses to cooperate with the hunters, but since he had not much time left on himself he decides to fight X and Zero to analyze them through battle.
Izzy Glow will mostly teleport around the room, stopping to fire his firefly drones. When on half health, he will also shoot a beam laser from his abdomen which sweeps the entire arena. his weakness is the Tri Thunder.
- In the initial English localization of Mega Man X5, Izzy Glow was named after Izzy Stradlin, the former Guns N' Roses guitarist.