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If he a mechaniloid?
The Joe series are in a weird spot. On the one hand they're not specialized robot masters or reploids, but on the other they do perform more involved tasks like operating vehicles and computers so they're not completely mindless mechaniloids.
My guess is that they're closer to being robot masters, since their Hoganmer cousins from the X series are designated as reploids.
They're more human-shaped mechaniloids originally designed for assistance in law enforcement but Wily took over them. Ultimately it seems that their coding allows to determine their status. The X1 Mettall series technically are Reploids, but every other Mettall seen since are Mechaniloids. Probably because an armless existence was horrifying.
>The X1 Mettall series technically are Reploids, but every other Mettall seen since are Mechaniloids. Probably because an armless existence was horrifying.
The DNA Soul of a Mettaur.
so i didn't play any of the zero games or anything beyond... the first time i saw the word mechaniloid was in x6. are robots in the mm games considered mechaniloids sometimes? is this maybe a comic thing?
Mechaniloid was a Japanese term that didn't made the jump overseas until X6, but it refers to robots with very basic AI that only take on functions without any semblance of a personality like a Robot Master, let alone actual free will like Reploids or Carbons.Remember the bipedal walkers from X1? The ones fropped from the Bee Choppers in the intro stage, or the general mechanical-looking enemies. They're Mechaniloids. However, mechaniloids are not exempt from going Maverick via viral infection, since the term became an in-universe buzzword enforced by the government that merely means "malfunctioning machine", as reploids are still enforced a "perfectly safe", because despite all the wars caused by them, in-universe they still save millions of Zenny in labor work.
The fucking captcha and this website goes full blown retard, I couldn't even see my posts for 2 min.
Mechaniloids are those dumb robots (usually construction workers) that have no AI or a very rudimentary one. They can also go Maverick, but their issue is faulty programming, not the Maverick Virus.
By the time MMX begins, there are no robots with AI, but there are a lot of Mechaniloids. Only after X is discovered by Dr. Cain is that they start to rededploy robots with AI. They're called Reploids (Repliroids in japanese), because they're "Replica Androids". Both X and Zero are erroneously called Reploids, but neither of them are. X is actually the original template of the Reploids.
>but their issue is faulty programming, not the Maverick Virus.
The X4 Kodansha book and X5 state otherwise, the Maverick virus causing them to malfunction and disobey/engage in random violence. Pre-X1, the source of the original Mechaniloid malfunctions were pinpointed at a mountainous area somewhere in Block-A, originated from an old computer broadcasting an unknown computer virus. That's where Gamma's Unit went investigate and stumbled upon Zero.
I'm pretty sure anything that isn't a Robot Master is just considered a robot.
Nta but then later games basically made Zero the originator of the Maverick Virus and it's why it doesn't affect him like everyone else (though the much easier answer is because Zero is not a Reploid, he's a Robot Master, though that doesn't explain why it affects X)
Zero isn't the originator of the Maverick Virus, in fact, he's infected himself. The virus affects a robot's disposition but because the virus wasn't even completed by the time Wily croaked (and neither was Zero), the virus had the opposite effect on him. He is a good guy BECAUSE he's malfunctioning and he's spreading that shit without realizing.
As for X, the now-defunct "Rockman Zero Collection Timeline" site by Inti Creates states that after the events of MM10, Dr. Light decided to work on a "perfect antibody program" on X, while the events of 9 were what made him decide on testing his reliability in the capsule.
pic related is a translation of the pre-production scenario the Rockman 5/Rockman X1 planner posted on twitter a couple years ago, Zero was always intended to be Wily's creation and all.
Is that a Zaku?
What's he do.
Shoot three shots and jump once.
Every game for the past 30 freaking years.
its an 8 bit sprite in a video game. grow up
I have played only five Mega Mans: 1-4 and X. Against that background, it is mind-boggling that Mega Man actually has this much lore, and that anybody actually cares about it. Surely it's just a chaotic mess that transparently exists only to provide weak fictional justification for the player to fight cool robots?? Kind of like how Resident Evil lore is just a chaotic mess that weakly justifies fights against monstrous fleshbeasts...
>Kind of like how Resident Evil lore is just a chaotic mess that weakly justifies fights against monstrous fleshbeasts...
Atleast the monsters here are kino.
Silent Hill is literally a softcore eldritch porn.
Any monster in the game make me want to rape these disgusting creatures to the point I tamed them without even knowing rather be scared of them.
Gaming horror's shit.
Lore keeps people talking about a game long after its heyday. Humans like stories.
Without new games, but more fans that actually know Japanese and raised awareness of the Japan-only books that preceded the Official Complete Works books, as well as awareness on the games' own mistranslations/flat out rewrites (X2 and the Legends games being particularly infamous), lore is really the only thing left to discuss.
It's mechanized Link
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