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Bubble Crab, known in Japan as Bubbly Crablos (バブリー・クラブロス Baburī Kuraburosu), is a crab-based Reploid from Mega Man X2. He was once a Maverick Hunter and served in the 6th Naval Unit along with Wheel Gator (the two had a strained working relationship and always argued, which could explain Bubble Crab's weakness against Spin Wheel). Being extremely avaricious, Bubble's only motivation in life was to amass great wealth; he joined Sigma's rebellion purely out of greed, as he saw it as his chance to get rich quick.  He was put in charge of transportation, and tasked with defending the Mavericks' deep-sea submarine base.

Strategy

Bubble Crab has a variety of attacks that can sometimes make him difficult to fight if the player is not prepared.  He often encases himself in a giant bubble that takes a good amount of damage to be destroyed, and he can also launch mini crab drones and bubble rings at X .  His room also has a rising and sinking tide which adds further challenge to the battle.  He falls quite easily to the Spin Wheel, however, as the weapon is capable of instantly destroying his bubble shields. Crab also has a fairly easy to manipulate AI pattern: whenever X is above him, he will jump upwards with his claws. If the tide is high enough, it is possible to lock him into this pattern by jumping over him and back, firing as he hits the ground, then repeating the process. If done correctly, Bubble Crab may never use a different attack.

Data

Mega Man X2 Stats:

  • Height: 180cm (5'11")
  • Weight: 140kg (309 lbs)
  • Power: 6000rp
  • Speed: 4800rp

Stage Enemies

Enemies in Bubble Crab's stage, the Deep-Sea Base:

Other Media

Archie Comics

Bubble Crab was cloned by Sigma during the Worlds Unite event, a crossover between Archie's Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Sonic Boom lines with Mega Man X and other Sega and Capcom properties included. He joined an army of Mavericks who joined their master in attacking the Sky Patrol before departing to claim other worlds for Sigma.

Other appearances

Bubble Crab appears in the Rockman X2 manga and in Rockman X Mega Mission.

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Trivia

  • A remixed version of Crab's level music plays in Mega Man X5 as Tidal Whale's stage theme.  It was put in place after the original stage theme for Tidal Whale was scrapped.
  • Strangely, Bubble Crab's crab claws are not located at the end of his arms, but rather in his shoulders, and they protrude upward in attack. He also has a second pair of eyes attached to stalks, much like a real crab. They do not seem to function as eyes, however, and only flash during certain attacks, suggesting that they serve to store or channel power.


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