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Magna Centipede, known in Japan as Magne Hyakulegger (マグネ・ヒャクレッガー Magune Hyakureggā), is a ninja centipede-like Reploid in the Mega Man X series. He is a former Maverick Hunter of the Special 0 Unit that was captured by Sigma's forces during Sigma’s first uprising and brainwashed. Now a Maverick, Magna Centipede became a cold, emotionless killer that would do anything to complete a mission given to him, even destroy his former comrades without hesitation.

Appearances

Mega Man X2

Magna Centipede is one of the eight bosses. He snuck into a computer center where he began transmitting the Maverick Virus around the world. X went to the area to stop the virus and destroyed Magna Centipede, obtaining his Magnet Mine. He is later fought again in the fourth X-Hunter Stage.

Mega Man Xtreme

Magna Centipede appears as a reproduced boss data inside the Hunter Base's Mother Computer. He is one of the four bosses in Hard Mode and one of the eight bosses in Extreme Mode. He fights like his original version, and X obtains the Magnet Mine after deleting him.

Other appearances

  • Magna Centipede appeared as an unit card in TEPPEN. His version summoned by Metal Shark Player is named Necro-Centipede (ネクログラフィー・ヒャクレッガー "Necrography Hyakulegger" in Japan).
  • Magna Centipede appeared as an event character in Dragon Poker.

Strategy

In Mega Man X2 and the Game Boy games, Magna Centipede poses and attacks like a ninja, moving fast and "teleporting" around the room. He will also cling to the ceiling, throw shurikens or attract X magnetically to his tail in order to infect him with the Maverick Virus. He also attacks with his main weapon, Magnet Mine. At times, he will jump across the room. If the Silk Shot is used against him, his tail will break off, rendering him unable to use the Magnet Mine or infect X with the Maverick Virus. He is also vulnerable to Strike Chain.

Abilities:

  • Maverick Virus (イレギュラーウィルス, Irregular Virus) - Magna Centipede uses his tail to inject a computer virus on his target, depriving the opponent of his abilities. This attack can be avoided by button mashing, but if the player fails to do so, X will continually lose physical abilities with each virus injection. The first injection blocks the ability to fire Charge Shots. Further virus attacks drastically reduce rapid fire (firing only one projectile at a time instead of three), dash distance, and jump height, in that order.
  • Magnet Mine (マグネットマイン) - Magna Centipede's tail splits in parts and seek out its target, having two parts rotate between his opponent before pressing him. After losing some health, three parts will rotate around his target. Before crushing the target, the parts will stop spinning for a brief moment, giving the player a chance to escape the attack.
  • Shuriken (手裏剣) - Magna Centipede throws three shurikens.

Data

See also: Central Computer Stage

Mega Man X2 stats

  • Height: 220 cm (7'3")
  • Weight: 124 kg (273 lbs)
  • Power: 2900rp
  • Speed: 8880rp

Other media

Rockman X2 manga

Magna Centipede disguises himself as female human model Reploid named Silky (シルキー) in an attempt to get close to X, revealing himself only after dealing him a mortal blow and infecting him with the virus in his tail. Despite being at a disadvantage, X manages to defeat Magna Centipede by enduring his attacks.

Rockman X Mega Mission 2

Magna Centipede (Magne Hyakulegger) was revived by the Limited as "Magne Hyakulegger L", becoming more powerful. He fights against Zero and is defeated.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Magna Centipede was one of the many Mavericks revived by Sigma during the Worlds Unite crossover. After an initial assault on the good guys, he is sent to the world of Alex Kidd to plant an Unity Engine when he runs afoul of Alex and Stella. They challenge him to a game of rock-paper-scissors over the right to activate the engine, but Centipede's multiple limbs give him an unfair advantage. In response for his cheating, Alex and Stella smash him to pieces.

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Sprites

Trivia

  • His Japanese name, "Hyaku-legger", means "one hundred legs".
    • The name Hyakulegger was chosen because it was believed that Japanese children at the time would not know the word centipede.[1]
  • The area where the X-Hunters were spying on X early in the game is Magna Centipede's stage. This is also the last stage, where X fights against Sigma in a room below where the Chop Register appears. Because of this, the player can't fully revisit his stage once all four X-Hunter Stages are cleared.
  • It is interesting to note that he and all the other known former members of the Zero Unit (0th Special Unit) are all arthropods, excluding Zero himself.

References

  1. Mega Man X Official Complete Works, UDON Entertainment Corp. 2009. pg.25.


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