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The Armor Parts, also known as First Armor and Armor of Light, are four parts that form the first armor that Mega Man X receives from the Light Capsules in the Mega Man X series. It first appeared in Mega Man X, and has since made appearances in Mega Man Xtreme, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, a remake to the original game, and Mega Man X DiVE.

After defeating Sigma's army in Mega Man X, X returned the armor parts to the Light Capsule. They were hidden deep underground to protect them, analyzing and improving them into the armor parts from Mega Man X2.[1]


  • Foot Parts - Enables the dash function on the ground. This dash ability was designed to be internalized inside X's own system in the games after this, allowing him to have the same dash function without the use of armor. This enhancement also allows X to destroy certain blocks by kicking off of them.
  • Body Parts - Reduces all damage received by 50%.
  • Arm Parts - X can charge up to a third level that fires a more powerful Charge Shot, and he gains the ability to charge Special Weapons obtained from defeated Mavericks. There are two types of Arm Parts available in Maverick Hunter X:
    • Spiral Crush Buster - This version is obtained from the Light Capsule containing the Arm Parts. Fires a string of small pink shots, hitting multiple times (in Maverick Hunter X it can hit up to three enemies at once or hit a single enemy up to three hits). The damage power for this version is the same as the normal second-level X-Buster Charge Shot, but larger.
    • Zero Buster - This version is only in Maverick Hunter X. It is obtained from Zero if the player doesn't have the Spiral Crush Buster by the time they encounter Zero after defeating Vile in Sigma Stage 3. It resembles the red-colored Charge Shot from Zero's own buster, dealing more damage to bosses than the Spiral Crush Buster.
  • Head Parts - X can jump into certain blocks to destroy them with a headbutt. In addition, X is protected from any rocks falling onto his head in Sting Chameleon's stage (except for those containing Crag Man enemies).
    • In Mega Man X DiVE, the Headbutt works as a skill that will impulse X upwards in an angle, being able to damage enemies on his way.
  • Hadoken - This powerful upgrade is a hidden bonus. While not part of the armor per se, if the player has all Armor Parts, Sub Tanks, and Life Ups, X can receive this attack from a secret Light Capsule in Armored Armadillo's stage. It launches a fireball that can one-hit kill almost any enemy in the game.


Mega Man X locations:

Location Foot Parts
Snow Mountain Stage (Chill Penguin)
In the middle of the stage, after dealing with some Spikys. This capsule cannot be missed.
Location. Alternatively, be patient and wait for the falling blocks to stack up, and wall dash jump from them. Body Parts
Forest Stage (Sting Chameleon)
Before entering the cave at the start of the stage, dash and jump from the higher ground and wall kick above it. Defeat RT-55J and the capsule will appear.
Location Head Parts
Airport Stage (Storm Eagle)
After passing the Flamers and climbing a metal mesh, instead of continuing right, drop down the other side of the metal mesh, dash jump up to the flammable obstacles and destroy them (done faster with Fire Wave). The capsule will be in the other side.
Location Arm Parts
Factory Stage (Flame Mammoth)
Above the entrance to the large area that has the Life Up and Sub Tank. Dash jump from the right side and wall kick the blocks to break them with the Foot Parts, then continue wall kicking to break the remaining blocks with the Head Parts until reaching the capsule. Be careful to not fall before entering the capsule, as it will be harder to reach the area after breaking the blocks.

Mega Man Maverick Hunter X locations:

Parts Stage (Boss) Location
Foot Parts Energy Mine Ruins
(Flame Mammoth)
Above the entrance to the large area. No requirements to gain access.
Head Parts Abandoned Missile Base
(Chill Penguin)
In the area with Spikys. Requires the Foot Parts to break the blocks and gain access.
Body Parts New-type Airport
(Storm Eagle)
After the area with Flamers. Requires the Head Parts to break the blocks and gain access.
Arm Parts Recon Base Ruins
(Sting Chameleon)
Above the cave's entrance. Appears after defeating RT-55J.

Mega Man Xtreme locations:

Parts Stage (Boss) Location
Foot Parts Snow Mountain Stage
(Chill Penguin)
Like Mega Man X, the capsule is in the middle of the stage and can't be missed.
Body Parts Volcanic Zone Stage
(Flame Stag)
Inside the area with the second Beetron, under Zain's room. Dash jump to reach the capsule.
Head Parts Airport Stage
(Storm Eagle)
Same location as Mega Man X. After passing by the platforms with Flamers, drop down after seeing a Sky Claw and destroy the flammable obstacle to find the capsule.
Arm Parts Power Plant Stage
(Spark Mandrill)
In the last dim area there are blocks in the ceiling near the first Hotarion's spawn point. Break the blocks with the Head Parts and climb up to find the capsule.


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Foot Parts - Upper part of leg becomes white, with blue dots on the side. Yellow borders separate the white and blue areas. In the remake version, a larger gold border replaces the yellow border and blue portion above it, and the feet has more white portions than the original.

Arm Parts - X's Buster becomes white and red. Hands become blue and arms become white.

Head Parts - Border around the head becomes white and a yellow crest forms near X's crystal on his helmet, which are more pronounced in the remake.

Body Parts - X becomes covered with a chunky white chest plate. The shoulder armor is stockier in the remake version.

Other appearances

Zero's First Armor costume in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

  • In the anime opening of the PlayStation/Sega Saturn versions of Mega Man X3, X is shown changing into the complete First Armor all at once. While fighting Sigma, X changes from the First Armor into the Second Armor. This is likely due to the movie being an abridged summary of the first two games.
  • One of Zero's colors in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is based on this armor.
  • X appears with this armor in Street Fighter x All Capcom.
  • This armor appears as a costume in Dead Rising 3.
  • The armor appears in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite as one of X's Supers called "Armor of Light".
  • The armor appeared as a costume for X is Puzzle Fighter.
  • The armor appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is an Enhanced version of the Uncommon-rank Mega Man X spirit. Here, it is called "Full Armor X".
  • X appeared with the Foot Parts in a card from TEPPEN.
  • X's appearance will change to him equipped with the armor when promoted in Army Men Strike. In this game its design is a mix of the original and Maverick Hunter X appearances.
  • Full Armor X appeared in Elemental Story.
  • First Armor X is one of X's evolutions in Tower of Saviors.






  • It is not possible to see X receive Shotgun Ice in full armor without getting a Game Over in Mega Man X. This is due to how the stages are laid out, as the Foot Parts are required to receive the Arm Parts from the Light Capsule in Flame Mammoth’s stage or to get Zero's buster in Sigma Stage 1 (which also requires defeating Chill Penguin). To see X get Shotgun Ice in full armor one must receive the Foot Parts in Chill Penguin’s stage, kill themselves until they get a game over, and then move onto the other stages to get the other parts before returning to defeat Chill Penguin.
  • The front cover for the North American box art for Mega Man X shows X with his full armor on. The artwork used in this boxart also features what appears to be a harpoon launcher mounted underneath the buster. This never appeared in any other renditions of the armor.
  • If the player returns to the stage select after obtaining the new Buster from Zero but does not finish the stage, the stage will begin with Zero still alive, but X retains his buster. Zero's death scene will play as if the Buster was obtained from Flame Mammoth's stage.
  • Notably, this armor seems to serve the purpose of making X more resemble Zero, along with making his functions more similar to Zero's (addition of a dash, super-powerful charged shot, etc.). Aside from the Buster, which is visually and functionally identical to Zero's original Buster cannon, this is most evident with the leg upgrades and helmet upgrades, making both parts of his body more closely resemble Zero's legs and helmet.
  • In the Rockman X manga, the First Armor is heavily damaged following the final battle with Sigma in the adaptation of the first game, leading X to discard the armor in grief over the people fought throughout the story. After reverting to his original armor, X throws the armor's helmet into the ocean.
  • A life-sized toy replica of the armor’s Buster was released by Jakks Pacific. As it has lights and sound effects, it is referred as a “Light Buster” in the box.
  • If the player uses a password to skip the Foot Parts and completes the game without it, X will still have the Foot Parts in the ending sequence. This is because the player is not supposed to clear the game without having collected it. Nonetheless X still won't have it equipped during the cast roll, and in the last part of the cast roll, when X does a dash, the in-game graphics will glitch and X will lose his legs and some parts of his body.