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    |Megaman X                                            |
    |FAQ                                                  |
    |For the Super Nintendo Entertainment System          |
    |By Meowthnum1 (Meowthnum1 [at] metacrawler [dot] com)|
    |Last Updated: 10/20/02                               | 
    |Version 1.4                                          |
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    _PLEASE_ visit http://pub84.ezboard.com/bmeowthnum1sgaming for help.  I now
    delete all emails :P.
    
    
    Table of Contents:
    
    I. Introduction
    II. Basics
        2.01: Controls
        2.02: Story
        2.03: Boss Order
    III. FAQ
         3.01: FAQ
         3.02: Stage-Specific Hints/Tips
    IV. Appendices
        4.01: Bosses
        4.02: Powers
        4.03: Heart Locations
        4.04: Sub-Tank Locations
        4.05: Capsule Locations
        4.06: My summery of the X stories
        4.07: Secrets
        4.08: Ending
    V. Last Words
        5.01: Copyright Information
        5.02: Revision History
        5.03: Credits
        5.04: So long!
    
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                                |I. Introduction|
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    Hi, and welcome to my Mega Man X FAQ.  I'm Trace Jackson, I'm 19, and attend
    University of Florida.  That is me in "real" life.  I am more known (and
    that's just plain sad) as Meowthnum1.
    
    If you have seen my other guides, you will notice that, in this one, I don't
    have my AIM name.  This is because I said that I only wanted to be contacted
    over AIM for CHATTING, NOT for asking questions.  Also, people would warn me
    after helping them.  Thanks to the people that fall in to those categories, I
    now have a closed buddy list.  You will also notice that now I have no email
    address listed.  This is because I'm tired of Klez, and emails that contain
    no intelligence whatsoever.  If you need help/wish to contribute/correct,
    then: http://pub84.ezboard.com/bmeowthnum1sgaming
    
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    Onward.  On a side note, like my new section header?
    
    
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                                      |II. Basics|
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                        =          2.01: Controls        =
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    This is the SNES, so the controls are a bit more complicated...
    
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    |Control    |       Function         |
    |           |                        |
    |  A        |  Dash                  |
    |  B        |  Jump                  |
    |  Y        |  Shoot                 |
    |  X        |                        |
    |  L        |  Weapon Quick-Change   |
    |  R        |  Weapon Quick-Change   |
    |Select     |                        |
    |Start      |  Bring Up Menu         |
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    From the instruction manual:
    
    
    
                            THE JOURNAL OF DR. CAIN
    
    April 8th
    
    Still nothing. For the last month, I have been sifting through the dirt
    trying to find a fossil record which would verify my findings on Mesozoic
    plant life, but so far I have come up empty. Tomorrow, I'll move my
    archaeological dig to a new site. Maybe I'll have better luck.
    
    April 9th
    
    Set up camp at the new site and laid out a preliminary groundwork for the
    dig. I got some odd readings at location E-46. It looks like something
    metallic is buried several meters below the surface.
    
    April 10th
    
    I can't believe what I found! Several meters below the surface was the
    remains of a lab. Although most of the lab was damaged, I did manage to find
    papers that indicate that it belonged to the famous robot designer, Dr.
    Thomas Light. I've begun to review what is left of Dr. Light's notes and it
    looks like he was onto a major breakthrough. The notes keep referring to
    "the capsule".
    
    
    April 13th
    
    I found it. Standing 14 meters high and 8 meters wide, the capsule was hidden
    underneath a collapsed ceiling. Even underneath all that rubble, the capsule
    has remain intact and was still running some sort of diagnostic when I found
    it. There is a warning on the capsule, but all the indicators on the capsule
    show green. It should be safe to open it. I'll know tomorrow.
    
    April 14th
    
    Today I met "X". Not simply a robot, X is something totally different. Light
    has given him the ability to think and make his own decisions. At times, X
    seems more like a man than like a machine.
    
    April 15th
    
    Light was a genius! I've been going over his design notes and they are a
    quantum leap beyond anything the world has ever seem. Using them as a guide,
    I may be able to replicate his design and integrate them into a new
    generation of robots. I'll begin transporting X and the rest of Dr. Light's
    things back to my lab tomorrow.
    
    
    November 22nd
    
    With X's help I have completed my first "Reploid". Although I don't
    completely understand how all of Dr. Light's systems works, I was able to
    make some minor modifications and the Reploid seems to be functioning
    perfectly. His strength and intelligence seem limitless and he is fully
    able to make his own decisions. In fact, we got into our first argument.
    How intriguing!
    
    January 3rd
    
    The new reploids have been running off the assembly line for several weeks.
    It's amazing how easily they have been able to adapt to even the most
    difficult jobs. It still is a bit odd to see them working side by side with
    humans, but everyone seems to be happy to accept them.
    
    February 16th
    
    Three reploids went "maverick" today and injured two people before they were
    stopped. This is the third instance of this type of behavior and I still have
    no idea what is causing it! There is some talk about stopping the assembly of
    any more reploids, but I don't think it will happend. Maybe we've become too
    dependent on them....
    
    The council has now decided to set up a group of "Hunters" to destroy any
    maverick before it can cause injury. The reploid named Sigma has assigned to
    lead the Hunters. Sigma is one of the most intelligent reploids I've created
    and contains my latest circuit designs. His systems should be immune to any
    problems.
    
    May 16th
    
    It's been two months since Sigma took control of the Maverick Hunters and he
    and his hunters have been able to prevent any further injury to the
    population. Everyone is starting to breath a little bit easier....
    
    I am a little worried about X. He seems unsure of his place in life and what
    Dr. Light had planned for him. But, given time, I'm sure he'll find his
    way....
    
    
    June 4th
    
    My worst nightmare has just come true. Sigma went maverick today and took
    most of the other hunters with him. His motives are unclear, but it seems
    that he "decided" that humans are inferior and limiting the growth of the
    Reploids. For that reason, he decided that all humans should be eradicated.
    
    Most of the population is in hiding or trying to flee the city. I'm not sure
    how long we can hold out against Sigma's forces. I fear I have built the
    Reploids too well.
    
    X is taking the news of the war very personally. He wants to join ZERO, the
    new leader of the Maverick Hunters, when he goes after Sigma. I'm doubtful
    of their chances, but I won't stop him. Something has to be done....
    
    
    
    Right.
    
    Or, as they used to say, Light out!.
    
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    CHILL PENGUIN        -> Use X-Buster         -> Go to Storm Eagle
    STORM EAGLE          -> Use X-Buster         -> Go to Spark Mandrill
    SPARK MANDRILL       -> Use Shotgun Ice      -> Go to Armored Armadillo
    ARMORED ARMADILLO    -> Use Electric Spark   -> Go to Launch Octopus
    LAUNCH OCTOPUS       -> Use Rolling Shield   -> Go to Boomer Kuwanger
    BOOMER KUWANGER      -> Use Homing Missiles  -> Go to Sting Chameleon
    STING CHAMELEON      -> Use Boomerang Cutter -> Go to Flame Mammoth
    FLAME MAMMOTH        -> Use Storm Tornado    -> Go to Sigma's Fortress
    
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    Q: Who is Dr. Light?
    
    A: The famous creator of the Blue Bomber, that Super Fighting Robot, Megaman!
    
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    Q: Who built Zero?
    
    A: The same person who built Quickman
    
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    Q: Who built Quickman?
    
    A: Dr. Wily
    
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    Q: How do I melt the igloos in Chill Penguin's stage?
    
    A: With Fire Wave
    
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    Q: Why go to Storm Eagle's stage before you have his weakness?
    
    A: Once you beat Storm Eagle, his plane crashes in to Spark Mandrill's level,
    which cuts the power (so no more electric sparks) and allows you to get
    certain items.  Plus Storm Tornado is an extremely effective weapon against
    mini-bosses
    
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    Q: What's the best way to beat the mini-boss of Spark Mandrill's level?
    
    A: Personally, I prefer to use Storm Tornado on him, and any other "Heavy"
    enemy (IE the turtles, Sting Chameleon's mini-boss, etc.)
    
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    Q: What are the level differences?
    
    A: If you beat Chill Penguin before beating Flame Mammoth, his stage is
    frozen over, allowing you to walk on the lava.  If you beat Storm Eagle
    before Spark Mandrill, Storm Eagle's ship falls in to Spark Mandrills level,
    cutting the power.  If you beat Launch Octopus before Sting Chameleon, his
    stage is flooded.  I *think* that is it...
    
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    Q: HOW DO I BEAT THE MINI-BOSS OF STING CHAMELEON'S STAGE?!
    
    A: First off, calm down.  Use Storm Tornado on his HEAD.
    
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    Q: I see the sub-tank in Storm Eagle's stage.  I cannot get in.  How do I?
    
    A: Jump off the window, shoot it, and then enter.
    
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    Q: I've heard of everything else, but what's a mandrill and a kuwanger?
    
    A: A mandrill is a large baboon.  Kuwanger is Japanese for Cockroach.
    
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    Q: So why not translate Kuwanger?
    
    A: Seriously, would you be afraid of a Maverick named Boomer Cockroach?
    
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    Q: I'm having trouble with a stage.  Any advice?
    
    A: Go to Sting Chameleon's stage, and get the body upgrade.
    
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    Q: Is there anyway to save Zero in Sigma's Fortress?
    
    A: No.
    
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    Q: [Insert your contributed question here]
    
    A: [Insert my "gracious" answer here] (hint, hint).
    
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                                    CHILL PENGUIN
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    -Fire Wave can destroy (melt, actually) the igloos.
    
    -If for some reason you have it, I seriously recommend going through this
     stage with a charged Rolling Shield through this level, given the large
     amount of enemies.
    
    -When you get to an area that is made up of hills (in a cave), be sure to
     jump, wait, shoot the wheel, and climb.
    
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    -The lift part has many side ports with powerups, and many flying enemies.
     Use those side ports to your advantage to take the enemies out.
    
    -The DR tanks can be blown up.
    
    -The glass blocking the sub-tank is destroyed by simply shooting it once
    
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    -Keep your finger on the jump button.  The large enemies shoot sparks on the
     floor.
    
    -Keep trying for the sub-tank.  Remember that if the boomerang is not
     destroyed, you do not lose weapon energy for it.
    
    -Use Storm Tornado on the mini-boss, and the turtle enemies.
    
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                                 ARMORED ARMADILLO
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    -Use Storm Tornado to take care of the mine diggers.
    
    -The Bubble Bats (originally introduced in Woodman's stage of Megaman 2) will
     nine times out of ten give you a 1-up!
    
    -Use a charged up X Buster to take out the enemies on the final mine-cart
     ride.
    
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                                   LAUNCH OCTOPUS
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    -I know I've said this before, use Storm Tornado on the ship to have it crash
     down and let you take out the first serpent.
    
    -Use Shotgun Ice on the serpent boss.
    
    -The upward cyclones REALLY help.
    
    -For the fish mini-boss, use... *gasp* STORM TORNADO!!  Use it first on the
     top part (scope?), and then take out the rest.
    
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    -This music > j00
    
    -As tempting as it is to rush through this stage, TAKE YOUR TIME!!
    
    -Take out the guns on the tower.  It will really help.
    
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    -Use *gasp* Storm Tornado on the secret mini-boss.  It is worth it to get
     this upgrade.
    
    -Go as quick as you can in the first cave.
    
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    -The first stage you only fight Boomer Kuwanger as far as re-fights go.
    
    -Don't even bother with Vile until he's out of his carrier.
    
    -THERE IS NO WAY TO SAVE ZERO!!!
    
    -Go in with all four sub-tanks full.  The Bospider will take at least one!
    
    -The second stage has Chill Penguin and Storm Eagle.
    
    -The third stage is nothing but refights.
    
    -Refill all of your sub-tanks before facing Sigma.  If you die during battle,
     and have used all of your sub-tanks, get a game over, and try again with
     full sub-tanks.
    
    -At the start of the first stage, use Storm Tornado on the turtles, and use a
     charged up Rolling Shield for the lifts.
    
    -In the first hallway of the fortress (after the lifts), run through it with a
     charged up Chameleon Sting.  This way you will not be hurt.
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    Name: Vile
    Location: Intro Stage: Highway
    Weapon: None
    Weakness: None
    Strategy: This battle goes by quickly.  Let him hit you with his Mech until
              he uses these yellow balls.  Get hit by those, and then Zero will
              come rescue you.  I've not found a way to defeat Vile otherwise.
              It should be noted that you CAN DIE.  If he starts shooting the
              yellow balls, and you continue to get hit otherwise, you can and
              will die.
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    Name: Chill Penguin
    Location: Ice Mountains
    Weapon: Shotgun Ice
    Weakness: Fire Wave
    Strategy: This guy is simple.  He has several attacks: Slide at you (jump
              (over), shoot Shotgun Ice at you (jump), create a blizzard (doesn't
              hurt), create statues (which slide at you in the blizzard; jump),
              and...breath ice on you (back off).  Blast him with a fully charged
              shot when he's on the ceiling, or when he's doing the statues
              (jump a little, and shoot so the shot goes just over the ice).
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    Name: Storm Eagle
    Location: Air Base
    Weapon: Storm Tornado
    Weakness: Chameleon Sting
    Strategy: But we're using the X-Buster.  When he shoots Storm Tornado at you,
              jump over it.  When he is flapping his wings causing you to go
              backwards, dash toward him, firing at him.  He'll also dive at you.
              When he does this, dash away, and try to fire at him.  On occasion,
              he'll drop an egg.  Try to shoot this egg before it hits the
              ground.  He'll go down quite quickly (hmph.  And he was supposed to
              be the second to last Maverick...)
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    Name: Spark Mandrill
    Location: Power Plant
    Weapon: Electric Spark
    Weakness: Shotgun Ice
    Strategy: Oh, please... At the start, fire a Shotgun Ice at him.  It will
              freeze him.  When he breaks out, just fire again.  Keep this up
              until he dies.  Believe it or not, this is the only thing you have
              to do to beat him... if only Sigma were this easy...
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    Name: Armored Armadillo
    Location: Gallery
    Weapon: Rolling Shield
    Weakness: Electric Spark
    Strategy: He'll roll around.
    
                2   1  2
    
    
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               that's basically the order.  Anyways, when he lands, blast him
               with Electric Spark.  This will take off his armour.  Now you can
               hit him whenever you like, even when he's rolling around!  The
               only attack you have to watch out for besides the rolling is when
               he lands, he'll fire little plasma shots at you.  Just jump over
               them.
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    Name: Launch Octopus AKA Octopardo (the person Squid Adler refers to in MMX5)
    Location: Marine Base
    Weapon: Homing Tornado
    Weakness: Rolling Shield
    Strategy: If you went in an odd order, you can use Boomerang Cutter to take
              off his arms (or maybe that's just Megaman XTreme).  Anyways, this
              guy jumps around the room firing homing tornadoes.  From time to
              time, he'll use a charged up Storm Tornado.  Just use Rolling
              Shield when you've a nice shot.  This guy is easier than most think
              he is.  And to think, Squid Adler was a disciple of this guy!
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    Name: Boomer Kuwanger (In Japanese, Kuwanger means Cockroach...)
    Location: Tower
    Weapon: Boomerang Cutter
    Weakness: Homing Tornado
    Strategy: This guy is a...weird person.  He'll teleport around the room, and
              throw boomerang cutter at you.  That's it.  Fire Homing Torpedoes
              every 2-3 seconds, and avoid his attacks.  Each torpedo should hit
              this way.
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    Name: Sting Chameleon
    Location: Forest
    Weapon: Chameleon Sting
    Weakness: Boomerang Cutter
    Strategy: He'll cling to the wall, vanish, appear, and either fire Chameleon
              Sting at you, or stick his tongue at you.  If you constantly hit
              him with Boomerang Cutter (it helps to jump up right next to him),
              he'll have no chance to stay on too long, and he goes down easily.
              For some reason, I used to have a hard time with this guy...
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    Name: Flame Mammoth
    Location: Oil Plant
    Weapon: Fire Wave
    Weakness: Storm Tornado
    Strategy: To start off the battle, fire Boomerang Cutter at him. This will
              cut off his horn.  Now he cannot make the conveyor belt turn the
              opposite way, or spout oil at you.  Now you need only worry about
              Fire Wave and his jumps.  Shoot Storm Tornado at him while he's on
              the ground.  When he's about to jump, charge it up, and he'll jump
              on top of you.  If you release it at the right time, it'll hit him,
              and knock him back before he hits you!  This guy is too easy...
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    Name: Vile
    Location: Sigma Fortress, Stage one
    Weapon: None
    Weakness: Rolling Shield
    Strategy: At first, you'll see him being chased by Zero.  You, being the
              idiot you are, and despite the fact that Zero told you to stay put,
              decide to chase them in.  You have another round against Vile...
              just like the last one.  Once you are beaten, Zero will break out,
              and self-destruct on his armor.  Now you have to face Vile. He'll
              run around the room, while jumping.  No longer do you have to be
              afraid of those yellow things he shoots.  He jumps over you, shoots
              , runs at you, and repeats.  Unload on him with
              Rolling Shield, and pay him back for choking you earlier.  Of
              course, he's just the mid-boss of this level...
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    Name: Bospider
    Location: Sigma Fortress, stage one
    Weapon: None
    Weakness: Shotgun Ice
    Strategy: This guy is very hard.  He'll appear at the top, create vines to
              climb down.  At first, he'll go down slowly.  Once he gets to the
              bottom, he'll open the "eye" in the middle of his chest.  Hit him
              now with Shotgun Ice.  He'll continue this pattern, getting faster
              every time.  On occasion, he'll appear, drop miniature spiders,
              and go back up.  For these guys, just avoid them.  Repeat this
              process until he is destroyed.
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    Name: Rangda-Bangda
    Location: Sigma Fortress, stage two
    Weapon: None
    Weakness: Chameleon Sting
    Strategy: Woo-hoo!  This guy is fun.  Use Chameleon Sting.  When an eye
              appears, hit it with everything you've got.  After each eye appears
              about twice, the room will close in.  Climb on the wall, and the
              "nose" will come at you.  Shoot this with Chameleon Sting, while
              avoiding the bottom (spikes).  You know you're getting closer when
              an eye/nose is destroyed.  A small note...destroy both eyes before
              the nose if you can help it.
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    Name: D-Rex
    Location: Sigma Fortress, Stage three
    Weapon: None
    Weakness: Boomerang Cutter
    Strategy: Attack the upper part of the vehicle.  You'll notice that the top
              and bottom parts of the vehicle are separated.  If you go through
              the middle, make it quick.  Often, the top will drop, and you'll be
              damaged.  When he goes up, and charges what looks like a giant
              Electric Spark, shoot him twice, and climb up the wall.  You'll
              avoid him this way.
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    Name: Sigma's Dog
    Location: Sigma Fortress, Stage Four
    Weapon: None
    Weakness: Shotgun Ice
    Strategy: This is Sigma's...dog?  He'll shoot blasts of fire and ice at you.
              Just avoid these by jumping over, and shoot him.  When he dashes
              up the wall, dash under him, blast him, charge, and fire.  He goes
              down easily.  But there's a reason...
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    Name: Sigma
    Location: Sigma Fortress, Stage Four
    Weapon: None
    Weakness: Electric Spark
    Strategy: Heh... this guy is fun.  He'll jump up from one wall to another.
              Wait for him to jump once, dash under him, and then hit him.  He'll
              occasionally stand on the ground for a bit. When he does, fire a
              charged up Electric Spark at him.  Stay near the top of the wall
              otherwise.  When he holds his sword in front of him (so it covers
              his body), do not attack him.  It is a wasted effort.  This guy is
              easier than he looks.  But, as with Sigma's Pet, there is a
              reason... Once you kill Sigma off, he blows up...but his head still
              remains!  He floats up to become the...
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    Name: Velguader (thanks to Devin Morgan for confirming this name as opposed
                     to this being the name of his dog.)
    Location: Sigma Fortress, Stage Four
    Weapon: None
    Weakness: Rolling Shield
    Strategy: Holy ****!  This thing is...large.  Anyways, climb up on to the
              wall.  From here, jump on to a hand, and fire Rolling Shield at
              its head.  When the hand opens up, jump on to the wall to avoid
              lightning.  Be sure to stay on the wall or on the claws.  Use your
              sub-tanks if you need them...you'll have no more need for them
              after this battle.  It should also be noted that if you lose to
              any of these three bosses, you have to start all over again...
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    Name: X-Buster
    Won From: None
    Use Against: Anybody
    Description: Fire a chargeable plasma shot.
    
       C
    UX -
       C
    
    X = X
    - = not charged
    C = charged
    U = Upgraded charge.
    
    Charged Description: You fire a large, pink shot.
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    Name: Shotgun Ice
    Won From: Chill Penguin
    Use Against: Spark Mandrill
    Description: You shoot a pellet of ice that breaks when it hits something.
    
             B
              B
    X IIIIIIII W
              B
             B
    
    X = X
    W = Wall
    I = Ice
    B = path it goes upon breaking.
    
                It should also be noted that it goes back when it breaks as well.
    
    Charged Description: A penguin-shaped ice platform forms (and you can ride
                         it!).  It goes forward automatically, and bounces off
                         the wall.
    
      iiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    X iiiiiiiiiiiiiii W
    
    X = X
    W = Wall
    I = ice platform (it doesn't go up, but I used that to represent it came
    back.)
    
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    Name: Electric Spark
    Won From: Spark Mandrill
    Use Against: Armored Armadillo
    Description: You shoot a medium sized ball of electricity.
    
    X OOOOOOOOOOO
    
    X = X
    O = Spark
    
    Charged Description: You shoot two large pillars of electricity in either
                         direction.
    
    
        PPPPPPPPP PPPPPPPPP
        PPPPPPPPP PPPPPPPPP
        PPPPPPPPPXPPPPPPPPP
        PPPPPPPPP PPPPPPPPP
        PPPPPPPPP PPPPPPPPP
    
    X = X
    P = Pillar of electricity
    
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    Name: Rolling Shield
    Won From: Armored Armadillo
    Use Against: Launch Octopus
    Description: You shoot a ball forward that appears to roll.
    
      O
    XO OOOOOOO
    
    X = X
    O = Rolling Shield
    
    Charged Description: A shield surrounds you that can destroy most minour
                         enemies in one hit.  If you cannot destroy an enemy, the
                         shield breaks.
      SSSSS
      SSXSS
      SSSSS
    
    X = X
    S = Shield
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    Name: Homing Torpedo
    Won From: Launch Octopus
    Use Against: Boomer Kuwanger
    Description: You shoot a torpedo that homes in on the closest target.  Yeah.
    
            HHHHHH
    X HHHHHHHHHHHH
            H
    EHHHHHHHH
    
    X = X
    H = Homing Torpedo
    E = Enemy
    Charged Description: Four "Piranhas" come out and home in on the closest
                         target.
       PE
    X PPE
      PPE
     PPPE
    
    X = X
    P = Piranha
    E = Enemy
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    Name: Boomerang Cutter
    Won From: Boomer Kuwanger
    Use Against: Sting Chameleon
    Description: You shoot a small boomerang that comes back to you if it missed
                 an enemy.  It can be used to grab items such as 1-ups, sub-tanks
                 (as in Spark Mandrill's stage), Heart Tanks
                 (Boomer Cockroach's).
      IIIIIIIII
    X BBBBBBBBH
    
    X = X
    B = Boomerang
    I = Boomerang coming back with item
    H = Heart Tank
    
    Charged Description: Four extremely large boomerangs fly out diagonally.
    
                    BBBBB     BBBBB
                     BBBBB   BBBBB
                      BBBBB BBBBB
                           X
                      BBBBB BBBBB
                     BBBBB   BBBBB
                    BBBBB     BBBBB
    
    X = X
    B = Boomerang
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    Name: Chameleon Sting
    Won From: Sting Chameleon
    Use Against: Storm Eagle
    Description: You shoot a shot that will fire off in to three shots.
    
        /
       /
    X o-----
       \
        \
                 X = X; o = large shot; /\- = new shot
    Charged Description: You turn invisible and invincible...except to spikes.
    
    NO ASCII
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    Name: Storm Tornado
    Won From: Storm Eagle
    Use Against: Flame Mammoth
    Description: You shoot a slow-moving tornado horizontally.
    
    XTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
    
    X = X
    T = Tornado
    
    Charged Description: You create a vertical cyclone.
    
    T
    T
    T
    T
    X
    T
    T
    T
    T
    
    X = X
    T = Tornado
    
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    Name: Fire Wave
    Won From: Flame Mammoth
    Use Against: Chill Penguin
    Description: You shoot a steady stream of fire.
    
    Xffffff
    
    X = X
    f = Fire
    
    Charged Description: You shoot a burst of fire that grows bigger as it goes
                         along the floor.
    
           FFFFFFFFFFFFFF
          FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
         FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
      F FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
    XF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
    
    X = X
    F = Fire
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    These increase the amount of life you can have in your life bar.
    
    CHILL PENGUIN
    
    When you reach the cave with the Mech, use the Mech to jump on to the ceiling
    of the cave (by jumping, and then jumping out).  Use Fire Wave on the igloos.
    
    SPARK MANDRILL
    
    When you see a ladder going down, climb on to the wall next to it.  Jump-dash
    from the wall, and try to reach the ledge above you.
    
    ARMORED ARMADILLO
    
    When you reach the second spike tank, use Storm Tornado to rip it apart as
    fast as you can.  Then go forward, and collect your heart!
    
    LAUNCH OCTOPUS
    
    When you reach the area with cyclones coming out of the water, use one to get
    to the top, and jump on to the ship.  Use Storm Tornado to destroy the ship,
    and stay on it until you reach the bottom.  Defeat the serpent, and go to the
    far right of the room to get the heart.
    
    BOOMER KUWANGER
    
    There are two ways to get this.  When you get to the top of the area with the
    platforms coming out with turrets on them (on the outside of the tower),
    you'll see the tank.  You can use a regular Boomerang Cutter (which you get
    from this stage), or use a charged up Shotgun Ice to create a platform to use
    to get to this tank.
    
    STING CHAMELEON
    
    Before you reach the area where you enter in to a cave, and rocks begin to
    fall on you, use your helmet upgrade (you do have it, right?) to break the
    breakable blocks.  Dash all the way right to collect your reward.
    
    STORM EAGLE
    
    At the start of the level, ride the lifts up to the top.  When you reach the
    very top, jump-dash to the left.  With luck, you'll reach the platform with
    the heart tank.
    
    FLAME MAMMOTH
    
    You MUST have defeated Chill Penguin to get this.  When you reach the area
    with hammer Mets, and frozen lava, go under the platforms, and grab the heart
    at the very right.
    
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    These allow you to store extra energy, and you can use them to rejuvenate
    your life-bar.
    
    STORM EAGLE
    
    When you reach the area with platforms with fire turrets on them, get to the
    top, and go in to the building on your left.  Here you will find the sub-
    tank.
    
    SPARK MANDRILL
    
    When you reach the first "down-ladder," go right (you should be at the bottom
    right of the room.)  Stand as close to the pillar blocking your way to the
    sub-tank as possible, jump, hold right, and fire Boomerang Cutter.  It'll
    come back to you, hopefully with the sub-tank.
    
    ARMORED ARMADILLO
    
    When you get to the first Spike-Tank, wait for it to pass, and enter the room
    behind its previous location.
    
    FLAME MAMMOTH
    
    In the room with the Heart Tank, go to the top.  Once there, go all the way
    left, and use a combination of the leg and head upgrades to destroy the
    blocks.
    
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    These are enhancement capsules left behind for X by Dr. Light.  His spirit
    appears in them.  NOTE: Neither the hadoken capsule, nor the Z-Buster upgrade
    are listed in the secret section.
    
    CHILL PENGUIN
    
    If you miss this one, I will hunt you down, and beat you with a dull spoon.
    It's right in your path, as you enter the cave, and climb the walls.  This
    allows you dash.  This becomes a default feature in later games...
    
    STORM EAGLE
    
    When you come to a large gray pillar, dash jump from it to the right.  If you
    make it to the platform, you'll reach the head upgrade.  This allows you to
    break certain blocks with your head.  Yeah.
    
    STING CHAMELEON
    
    This is the hardest capsule.  Not because of location, but because of its
    guardian.  You'll reach a cave near the beginning of the level.  Climb up the
    wall, and enter this seemingly empty place.  Blocks will come down,
    and...well...block (haha) your path out.  A mini-boss will come down.  See
    the FAQ for the strategy to beat him (coincidentally, he's harder than the
    boss of this stage).  Once you beat him, Light's capsule will come up.  This
    decreases your damage by 1/2!
    
    FLAME MAMMOTH
    
    This is the hardest to get due to location.  When you reach the area with
    everything else useful in this game, climb on to the yellowish-gray platform.
    Dash jump from there, and land on the blocks.  Climb on the wall until a
    block breaks.  If you fall, and you destroy the first block, you have to
    start over.  Once you get past the first two rows, you will make it up to the
    top.  This not only allows you to get an extra powerful charge on your X-
    Buster, but you can now charge Master Weapons!
    
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    MEGAMAN X
    
    In this game, the Maverick Hunters were led by a great Hunter called Sigma.
    He turned Maverick.  Zero took over.  X was discovered.  X was attacking
    Mavericks on a highway.  At the end, he met a Maverick called Vile.  He was
    in his Robot Ride armor.  As such, he took X down easily.  Zero rescued him,
    though.  While Zero tried to gain information on Sigma's fortress, X had to
    take down his former comrades that were now Mavericks: Launch Octopus, Chill
    Penguin, Spark Mandrill, Armored Armadillo, Boomer Kuwanger, Sting Chameleon,
    Storm Eagle, and Flame Mammoth.  After taking them down, Zero had the
    location of the Fortress. They stormed it together. A little way through,
    they ran in to Vile again. Zero chased after him, and instructed X to remain
    behind.  X didn't.  When he walked in, he discovered that Vile had defeated
    Zero.  X fought Vile, but couldn't defeat him.  Zero broke out, and self-
    destructed on Vile.  It destroyed his Armor, but he was still alive (which is
    more than we can say for Zero).  X broke out, and defeated Vile.  He talked
    to Zero, and Zero died.  X continued through the fortress, not wanting his
    friend's death to be in vain.  He defeated Sigma.  Defeating a leader does
    not defeat the followers, and that is where Megaman X2 picks up.
    
    MEGAMAN X2
    
    This game takes place half a year after Megaman X.  In this game, the
    Maverick Hunters have pretty much neutralized the Maverick resistance.  They
    think they've tracked the remaining Mavericks to an old Reploid factory.
    Soon after, they discover eight more Mavericks: Wheel Gator, Overdrive
    Ostrich, Wire Sponge, Bubble Crab, Flame Stag, Morph Moth, Magna Centipede,
    and Crystal Snail.  To make things worse, a group of Mavericks calling
    themselves the (X-Hunters) stole all of Zero's parts.  They appear to be
    trying to revive him.  After X fought through all of the X-Hunters, he
    discovered that laughing behind the scenes was, in fact, Sigma.  Depending on
    if you didn't take all of Zero's parts back, X had to fight Zero.  At the
    end, Zero came to his senses.  If you got all of his parts back, the real
    Zero comes in, and blasts the other one to shreds.  We also find out at the
    end that Zero is, "The last of the doctor's creations."  I'll give ya a hint
    on this: the doctor ain't Dr. Light
    
    MEGAMAN X3
    
    A Reploid scientist (the irony being that he himself was a Reploid) by the
    name of Dr. Doppler found a way to neutralize all the Mavericks.  He used
    this thing called the Neuro Computer.  However, the Sigma Virus corrupted
    Doppler, and he destroyed the Neuro computer.  He sent out eight Mavericks:
    Blast Hornet, Blizzard Buffalo, Acid Seahorse, Neon Tiger, Gravity Beetle,
    Tunnel Rhino, Volt Catfish, and Crush Crawfish.  Along the way, X also met
    Bit and Byte, two harder Mavericks.  He also ran in to Vile, whom was thought
    to have been destroyed.  When he arrived in Doppler's lab, X beat Doppler
    easily.  Doppler came to his senses.  He told X that he has been possessed by
    the Virus, and had built Sigma a new body.  This body was invincible.  X went
    to stop him.  After taking out his normal body, X faced the Kaiser Sigma, the
    invincible battle body.  X managed to defeat him too.  Sigma then came to the
    realization that he could not destroy X.  He did have a backup plan.  If
    Sigma could not defeat X, he would possess him!  X escaped, but ran in to a
    dead end.  Doppler came in, and sacrificed himself to save X (or, if Zero was
    still around, Zero came in and used the anti-virus on his Z-Sabre).  Outside,
    X came to the awful realization:
    
    To save mankind...
    
                     He must destroy Zero.
    
    MEGAMAN X4
    
    The Sigma threat is gone (yeah, just like it was in Megaman X2 and 3).
    Still, Mavericks live.  The Sky Lagoon is attacked.  X comes, and fends it
    off, however a giant Maverick destroys the power generator, causing the
    Lagoon to fall.  On the ground, he meets the Colonel of the Reploid Force
    (whom I will now refer to as the Repliforce).  X asks the Colonel if it's his
    doing, but the Colonel denies it.  X asks him to disarm, and come to the HQ.
    Colonel refuses, and he is labeled as a Maverick.  After taking out the
    Repliforce members Web Spider, Frost Walrus, Slash Beast, and Storm Owl, they
    also noticed four Mavericks, whose allegiance was unknown: Magma Dragoon,
    Cyber Peacock, Split Mushroom, and Jet Stingray.  The Repliforce has built a
    giant weapon in space known as the Final Weapon.  X and Zero went up there to
    investigate.  Zero had to confront Iris.  After working their way through the
    Final Weapon, they found, as Split Mushroom said, "Take a wild guess."
    Sigma!  We see a scene where Zero fights Sigma...however this one took place
    prior to Megaman X.  Sigma leads the Maverick Hunters, and Zero is a
    Maverick.  Sigma, in surprise, realizes that not only was Zero a Maverick,
    but he was also the first Maverick.  The important part about that scene,
    however, is that Zero almost beat Sigma, but suddenly a W appeared on his
    head.  This caused him to crumble in pain.
    
    MEGAMAN X5
    
    It opens as Sigma openly attacks the Maverick Hunter base.  This is very odd.
    When X and Zero defeat him, it turns out that he lost on purpose.  Now the
    Sigma Virus is spreading rapidly all over the world.  What's worse is that
    the space colony Eurasia has begun to fall.  In order to stop it, they have
    to destroy it. The Maverick Hunters have two weapons: the Enigma cannon and a
    Space Shuttle.  When they stop the colony after gaining the parts, a new
    virus forms from the scraps of the Sigma virus and the colony virus, named
    the Zero virus.  After meeting old friends (the Rock Monster and Rangda-
    Bangda), they meet up with Sigma (*gasp!*)  Sigma fights them, and goes down.
    The whole point of this game is to convince Zero to become Maverick again.
    Odd...
    
    
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    HADOUKEN CAPSULE
    
    AKA the ninth capsule (which makes no sense, since its actually the fifth).
    
    Anyways, you must have all sub-tanks, heart tanks, Master Weapons, etc.  Play
    through Armored Armadillo's stage until you reach the end.  At the end, climb
    up the ledge near the gate, get the energy capsule, and die (pit to the
    right).  Continue this until a capsule is up there instead of the energy
    capsule.  To use the Hadouken, press down + down-forward + forward + shoot.
    You must have full energy to execute this, but it's extremely powerful.
    
    EASY SUB-TANK FILL
    
    Go to Armored Armadillo's stage.  Jump over the wagon, activate a charged
    Rolling Shield, and jump around, destroying bats.  Just don't attack the
    ostrich!
    
    EASY 1UPS
    
    Go to Armored Armadillo's (*gasp*) stage.  Do the same thing as the sub-tank
    fill trick, but you'll also see a "bubble bat" from Megaman 2.  9/10 times,
    when you destroy it, you get a 1-up!
    
    EASY SUB-TANK FILL 2
    
    At the start of Flame Mammoth's stage.  Take out the robots that come out of
    the generators.
    
    X-BUSTER UPGRADE
    
    What's this doing here?  Simple.  To get this, do not collect the X-Buster
    upgrade in Flame Mammoth's stage.  When you defeat Vile in Sigma's fortress,
    and Zero is about to die, he'll give it to you.
    
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                        =          4.08: Ending          =
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    X looks at the blazing Sigma fortress, and wonders why he's here.  That's it.
    Except for the cast pages...
    
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                                 --------------
                                |V. Last Words |
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    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Mega Man X, and all characters, stages, items, and other related things are
    copyright Capcom 1986-2002.  This guide/FAQ/walkthrough is copyrighted (c)
    2002 to Trace Jackson, and is the intellectual property of Trace Jackson.
    This guide/FAQ/walkthrough is protected under International Copyright Laws,
    and it is prohibited to take any piece of this document and reproduce it in
    anyway without the written consent of the author. Any website or other medium
    found to have this document without permission will be dealt with to the
    fullest extent of the law.  Feel free to print it, or any part of it FOR
    PERSONAL USE ONLY.  Please contact the author (Meowthnum1@hotmail.com) if you
    find this on ANY SITE but GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com), contact the
    author ASAP.
    
    
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                        =          5.02: Credits         =
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    -Devin (DMorgan) (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/3579.html)
    
    -Colin (CMoriarty) (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/4280.html)
    
    -Dallas (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/3855.html)
    
    -Matt (MHulbert) (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/4150.html)
    
    -Steve (Psycho Penguin),
    (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/9471.html)
    
    -Dingo (DJellybean) (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/2226.html)
    
    -AstroBlue (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/4127.html)
    
    -Ronan (Alaska Fox) (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/7818.html)
    
    For being such great people, with whom I seem to be able to talk about to a
    lot.  They are all great, and you should check out their work sometime!
    Thanks guys!  You guys are truly > j00.  Wait...if you are greater than j00,
    then that means...blargh.  Never mind.
    
    -Devin Morgan (again) for contributing the name of Sigma's final form, as
    opposed to that being the name of his dog.
    
    -CJayC for being a great guy, and putting so much time in to GameFAQs, and for
     showing me what I did wrong.
    
    -Me (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/11356.html) for typing this
    guide
    
    -Alt + 0175 for help with the charts.  Alt + 0175 isn't a person; it's the
    keystroke that allows a high underscore (an overscore, if you will).
    Example: Ż yay for that.
    
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                     =      5.03: Revision History    =
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    Version 1.0- Everything is done.  Nice!
    
    Version 1.1- Added two questions, two secrets, and revised some boss
                 strategies.
    
    Version 1.2- I added to Vile (second)'s boss strategy.
    
    Version 1.3- Added/subtracted things of a very small amount.
    
    Version 1.4- Added the stage-specific hints/tips section.
    
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                        =          5.04: So Long!        =
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    I hope you enjoyed reading it.  Check out some of my other work some time.
    Thanks!  =D.  Also...PLEASE NO MORE EMAILS!  VISIT THE MESSAGE BOARD LISTED
    AT THE TOP TO GET MY HELP.  Please?  The Message Board is free!  Also, look
    forward to a full FAQ on this game at some point.
    
                                    -Trace
                                      "Meowthnum1"
                                            Jackson