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"Oh, it's YOU that's causing my suffering! Then if I tear you to pieces, the pain will stop!"
―Flame Hyenard, Mega Man X7

Flame Hyenard (フレイム・ハイエナード, Fureimu Haienādo) is a hyena-based Reploid and member of the Red Alert syndicate from Mega Man X7.

History

Flame Hyenard was a bounty hunter who was one of the main fighters in the vigilante group Red Alert.

Eventually, the Professor came into contact with Red Alert and used DNA data to greatly enhance the strength of its members, Hyenard included. However, this also made him subservient to the will of the Professor. For some reason, unlike the other members, the Professor's mind control also caused Hyenard to undergo severe physical pain.

After Red Alert and the Maverick Hunters went to war against each other, Hyenard took over an industrial complex as well as an huge gazelle-shaped Mechaniloid and lied in wait for the Hunters.[1] When they arrived, Hyenard decided to kill them, believing them to be the ones responsible for his suffering. However, the Hunters proved stronger and defeated him in a fierce battle, putting the crazed Reploid out of his misery.

Characteristics

Flame Hyenard is an average-sized Reploid with the design of a hyena. His armor is mostly sandy brown and black, with various vents and exhaust holes located around his body. One of his shoulders was normally open, constantly emitting a small stream of fire.

When X, Zero and Axl encountered Flame Hyenard, he was in a crazed and delusional state. He initially disregarded their invasion of his lair, walking right by them with little thought, but upon noticing them decided that they were the cause of his suffering. He then became aggressive and attacked, giving the Maverick Hunters little choice but to put him down. It's implied that his affliction was caused from being infected with the Sigma Virus. It is unknown what Hyenard's personality was like before the infection.

Strategy

Hyenard creates two copies of himself that will pursue and attack the player while he stands on the head of a giant gazelle-type Mechaniloid that is walking through the lava surrounding the starting platform, launching guided missiles.

  • Destroying his clones is useless, as the real Hyenard won't suffer any damage and he will just generate more to replace them as they are taken down. The Hunters must climb the Mechaniloid to fight against Hyenard himself. The Mechaniloid can be stopped momentarily by attacking the joints of its legs, allowing it to be climbed easier.
  • Once on the Mechaniloid, if the player stays in the middle of its back, Hyenard will call his clones (by yelling Tri-Formation), forming a formation that surround and attack them with fireballs. When being surrounded by this formation, if the player attempts to escape, the Trio will immediately gang-rush them. Although it doesn't cause damage, this attack cannot be dodged and it knocks the character down, leaving them vulnerable to other attacks. The only way to escape from this formation is to destroy Hyenard's clones, or wait until the Trio perform a Tri-Strike attack and escape.
  • While combating Hyenard and his clones, the Mechaniloid will occasionally launch eight Super Missiles from the four bays on its back, that will fly up and rain back down. Its missile attack can be stopped if both of its horns are destroyed.

An alternate strategy is, once on the Mechaniloid, run straight for its shoulders and position the character there.

  • This will cancel Hyenard's Tri-Formation (clones) and he will retake his position on the head of the Mechaniloid. Hyenard will regularly attack with a volley of fireballs, but otherwise he will not move from his post (as long as the player character stays in the shoulder/neck area) and will just stand there taking damage.
  • While standing on the shoulders, using A-Bullet is a good choice for the aiming ability, though this will cause the fight drag on due to how weak the weapon is. If X is unlocked before, a charged X-Buster shot is a good alternative, in terms of hit radius and damage output.
  • To end the fight faster, move onto the neck and attack him with Splash Laser, or if using Zero use Raijinshou. Volt Tornado is also a good alternative for X and Axl.
  • Caution must be taken when using this strategy as there is no traction on the Mechaniloid and the character will slide as it moves (this is especially dangerous during turns).

Data

Stage

Main article: Lava Factory

Quotes

Dialogues

Flame Hyenard: Hrk...Agh...It...It hurts...
X: These symptoms...Could it be...?!
Flame Hyenard: Oh, it's YOU that's causing my suffering! Then if I tear you to pieces, the pain will stop!

X: Wait! I don't want to lose any more... not even an enemy!

Flame Hyenard: Hrk...Agh...It...It hurts...
Zero: So you're that Hyenard. You've been diagnosed with a malfunction. You must come with me.
Flame Hyenard: Oh, it's YOU that's causing my suffering! Then if I tear you to pieces, the pain will stop!

Zero: Ah! The sickness is already in its late stages. I don't think he'll come quietly.

Flame Hyenard: Hrk...Agh...It...It hurts...
Axl: Hyenard?
Flame Hyenard: Oh, it's YOU that's causing my suffering! Then if I tear you to pieces, the pain will stop!

Axl: Don't worry - I have just the cure.

In-Battle Quotes

Action Romaji Japanese English
Throwing fireballs Moero! 燃えろ! BURN!
Throwing fireballs Uraah! (grunt) おうらあぁ! BURN TO THE GROUND!
Summoning clones Torifōmēshon! トリフォーメーション! Tri-formation!
Sometimes when hit with regular attacks Ite! (Ouch!) いて! Vaagh!
Stunned by weakness Aaaaah, ite! (Arrgh, ouch!) ああああ、いて! Ahhh!
Said randomly throughout battle HOOO! ほおおおお! HOOOO!
Resurrecting destroyed clones Hei! (Hey!) ヘイ! Arise!
Resurrecting destroyed clones Omaera! お前ら! You two!
Defeated Aaaaahaaaa! あぁぁぁぁぁはあああ! AAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGHH!!!

Other Media

Dreamwave Productions

Flame Hyenard has a brief appearance in the last issue from Dreamwave Productions' Mega Man comic.

Archie Comics

Flame Hyenard was one of the many Mavericks featured in Worlds Unite, and his presence was noted as Axl recognized several of his "old friends from Red Alert" amongst the Maverick army led by Sigma-2.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Flame Hyenard has become infamous for being one of the most annoying bosses in Mega Man X7 due to his erratic, often skipping, and loud speech pattern "BURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!" all throughout the fights with him in the English version of the game.
  • Flame Hyenard is the only Maverick from X7 whose pre-battle dialogue is the same no matter which character fights him.
    • However, in Japanese version, although he says the same lines to each of hunters, his intonations are different depending on whom he talks to.

References

  • Sepelak, Greg (2003). Mega Man X7 Official Strategy Guide. pg.62. BradyGAMES Publishing. (For HP and attack names.)


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