I'm neither Maverick, nor Rebellion. But if I brought your head to the Rebellion Army, it would fetch a pretty penny!
~ Spider to Mega Man X.
Listen, there isn't really anything complicated about why X decided to make friends with a lowlife bounty hunter like me. It's quite simple, really. Just like why I saved you. 'Cause I felt like it, Zero. That's it.
~ Spider, upon saving Zero

Spider is a manipulative Reploid who is really Colonel Redips in disguise and a minor antagonist in Mega Man X: Command Mission. He uses playing cards as weapons and has a high rate of evasion. Spider was introduced as an ally in the game and apparently he was somewhat well-known in Giga City before the game took place, as at least one resident may have know him.


Spider first appears in Chapter 2, when he is hired by Wild Jango to seek out and assassinate X. When he finds X in the Air City North Square, he engages him in combat, but the battle is interrupted by alarms. Not to be deterred, he returns not long after for a second strike, this time easily getting the upper hand. However, upon seeing the crest of his former comrade Aile in X's possession, he decides to join X and fight against his employer.

He stays with the party until X and the others are trapped by Incentas in Chapter 6, when Spider "sacrifices himself" to allow the others escape. Later, he reveals himself as being both Spider and the person in charge of the unit at Giga City, Colonel Redips, before using the Supra-Force Metal which he'd already obtained from X to take on an entirely new godlike transformation. Like Axl, Spider, or at least Redips, has the ability to assume multiple forms. This is how he carries on the masquerade of himself as both Spider and Redips as he motions towards the Supra-Force Metal.



  • Redips is Spider spelled backwards. In the instruction booklet, Redips' own name is misspelled "Rideps" in all instances, either by accident or to hide the otherwise obvious connection from being deduced by merely reading the book.
  • Although the above-mentioned connection between Spider and Redips' names as the official basis for Spider's name, it could also possibly come from the computer playing card mini-game, Spider Solitaire. This also could also explain his weapons of choice.
  • It's unknown if the real Spider is dead or alive, or even if he existed. However, following Epsilon's defeat, as X heads over to the base heliport to await transportation back home, Marino tells him in her first conversation that she researched the chameleon ability and found out that a long time ago, Spider was at a place that researched copy abilities. It is believed that Spider's DNA was somehow obtained in the occasion.
  • One interesting point, and possible subtle hint towards Spider's true identity, may be his Hyper Mode ability, Trickstar. It is exactly the same as Axl's Hyper Stealth Mode, in that it renders him invisible/transparent and nigh invulnerable to attack.
  • As Spider is actually Redips, every time Redips contacts X, Spider is absent. In the beginning of Chapter 6, Spider is seen using his copy ability to change form. In addition, Spider had started complaining about taking commands from Chief R, hinting towards being more comfortable being the one in charge, and talking about having "goals of [his] own", back when he and X first entered Tianna Camp to free Resistance POWs - the very first order of business shortly after teaming with X and reclaiming Central Tower for the Resistance.
  • A sub-mystery also surrounding the identity of Spider and Redips is as to whether Spider really knew Aile, or just simply fabricated/knew and used the story of their being past bounty hunting partners to earn X's trust in order to join his faction. On one hand, Spider's turn from Rebellion mercenary to Resistance soldier upon seeing Aile's ID seems to indicate some level of camaraderie. On the other hand, he would later betray the very movement that Aile gave his life for simply to advance his own goals of ultimate power. Depending on when and how Redips got the ability to swap between himself and Spider, either conclusion (or perhaps even both) is entirely possible.


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Mega Man Classic

Wily Labs
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Robot Masters
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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 | Bit | Boomer Kuwanger | Bubble Crab | Byte | Chill Penguin | Crystal Snail | Cyber Peacock | Dark Dizzy | Double | Duff McWhalen | Dynamo | Flame Mammoth | Flame Stag | Gareth | Geemel | Grizzly Slash | Infinity Mijinion | Izzy Glow | Launch Octopus | Magma Dragoon | Magna Centipede | Mechaniloids | Metal Shark Player | Morph Moth | Nightmare Phenomenon | Overdrive Ostrich | Spark Mandrill | Spider | Split Mushroom | Squid Adler | Sting Chameleon | Storm Eagle | Wheel Gator | Wire Sponge | X Hunters | Zain

Doppler Army: Dr. Doppler | Blast Hornet | Blizzard Buffalo | Crush Crawfish | Gravity Beetle | Neon Tiger | Toxic Seahorse | Tunnel Rhino | Volt Catfish

Repliforce: General | Colonel | Web Spider | Storm Owl | Slash Beast | Frost Walrus

Nightmare Investigators: Gate | Isoc | High Max | Blaze Heatnix | Ground Scaravich | Rainy Turtloid

Red Alert Syndicate: Red | Soldier Stonekong | Splash Warfly | Flame Hyenard | Wind Crowrang

New Generation Reploids: Lumine | Bamboo Pandamonium | Burn Rooster

Rebellion Army: Epsilon | Colonel Redips

Mega Man Zero

Neo Arcadia: Copy X | Craft | Crea & Prea | Dark Elf | Dr. Weil | Eight Gentle Judges | Einherjar | Fefnir | Four Guardians | Mutos Reploids | Omega

Resistance: Elpizo

Mega Man ZX

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

Mega Man Legends

Birdbots | Bola | Bonne Family | 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
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 | 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 | R-Shadow | Robosaur Park Dinosaurs | Slur | Vespor Woman

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