MegaMan.EXE, known as Rockman.EXE (ロックマンエグゼ Rokkuman Eguze) in Japan, is the NetNavi of Lan Hikari in the MegaMan NT Warrior anime series, and shares the role of the protagonist with him. Steadfast and loyal to his friends, MegaMan fights for justice alongside his operator, meeting many friend and enemies along the way, and gaining new powers and abilities to save the Earth from evil.
Powers and abilities
Mega Buster - MegaMan’s main form of attack. Shoots a blast of energy at his targets. Can be charged up for a Charge Shot.
Battle Chips - By having Lan slot Battle Chips into his PET, MegaMan gains access to a large variety of different attacks bestowed by the chips. However, this requires Lan to be near the cyberspace that MegaMan is in.
Program Advance - After extensive training with Lan, MegaMan can perform Program Advances, which is the act of combining a set of three chips into one powerful attack.
Extension Chip - Through the use of an extension chip slotted into Lan’s PET from another person’s PET, MegaMan can gain the attributes of another Navi, and is able to use their abilities.
Style Change - Allows MegaMan to take on a new form and element to adapt to his situation, changing his capabilities and buster shots. This was lost and replaced with Double Soul.
Cross Fusion - Performed with Lan. Allows MegaMan to combine with his operator and form a “armor” around Lan, allowing him to fight in the real world with MegaMan’s powers with the aid of a Dimensional Area.
Double Soul - Allows MegaMan to combine with another Navi, giving him their powers and abilities and giving MegaMan armored themed after the one he combined with. After the initial combination, MegaMan can execute Double Soul without the Navi present through special chips Lan receives.
Forte Cross - Forte Cross was achieved when Forte attempted to absorb Rockman’s Ultimate Program and was unable to control it. Forte instead merged with Rockman and gave him his abilities and immense power, allowing them to defeat Nebula Gray.
Beast Out - When combined with Trill.EXE, Rockman can turn into Glaga-Beast or Falzer-Beast Rockman, however despite gaining immense strength and speed, Rockman loses control of himself and cannot think rationally, and simply rampages until his target is deleted.
Cross Beast - By using the data from another person’s PET and a Beast Out Chip, Rockman can utilize Cross Beast, giving Rockman the power of a Cybeast and another Navi.
- MegaMan’s anime counterpart has many key differences from his video game counterpart:
- In the video game series, MegaMan is revealed to be Lan’s twin brother Hub, who died from HBD during birth reborn into a NetNavi. This is untrue in the anime series, and MegaMan is simply a customized Navi that Dr. Hikari gifts Lan for his 10th birthday.
- MegaMan is deleted when Alpha absorbs him and Lan, and MegaMan overloads himself to save Lan. In the anime, MegaMan is deleted when PharaohMan.EXE fires a laser meant to delete ProtoMan hits MegaMan after MegaMan pushes the former out of the way. In both instances he is revived sometime after.
- Despite receiving all of the Double Souls from Mega Man Battle Network 4, MegaMan does not gain any of the Double Souls introduced in Mega Man Battle Network 5 in the anime besides Gyro Soul.