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[[Mega Man Legends (series)|Mega Man Legends]] series terminology.
Terms from the [[Mega Man Legends series]].
 
   
The MegaMan Legends series happens far in the future of the other Mega Man series, and the technology of this timeline is superior to the other series. Because of this and that the appearance of the characters vary between human-like (like [[Roll Caskett]]), cyborg-like ([[Barrell Caskett]]) and completely mechanical ([[Bon Bonne]]), fans have difficult to differ the characters between humans or robots (mostly [[Wikipedia:Android|androids]]), and even a hybrids of the two (like [[Wikipedia:Cyborg|cyborgs]]). As the series don't have a specific term to discerne the characters, except to the "carbons", [[Wikipedia:Biorobotics|biorobotics]], [[Wikipedia:Biotechnology|biotechnology]] and [[Wikipedia:Synthetic biology|synthetic biology]] could be considered the most plausible explanation to them. But how far the technology, the robots, and the humans changed in the timeline of the MegaMan Legends series is uncertain.
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==Air Pirate==
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An {{Nihongo|'''air pirate'''|空賊|kūzoku}} is the name given to criminal [[Digger]]s.
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==Air Pirate Alliance==
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The {{Nihongo|'''air pirate alliance'''|空賊連合|kūzoku rengou}} is an alliance between the [[Bonne Family]], the [[Glyde Gang]] and the brothers [[Bola]] and [[Klaymoor]] formed in ''Mega Man Legends 2'' to obtain the Mother Lode. The alliance ended in [[Calinca]], where Bola and Klaymoor decide to leave the alliance and the Bonne Family separate [[Glyde]]'s car from the [[Gemeinschaft]] before it explodes.
   
=Terms=
 
 
==Carbon==
 
==Carbon==
"'''Carbon'''" is how the people in [[Elysium]] (Heaven) refers to the artificially created humans in Terra (Earth). It's believed that while they are created from carbon (i.e. molecular, organic beings), they are in some way artificial or mechanical.
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'''Carbon''', known as {{Nihongo|'''Decoy'''|デコイ|}} in Japan, is a term for the people living around the world in the [[Mega Man Legends (series)|Mega Man Legends]] series. People do not call themselves Carbons, however; this term is generally reserved for use by ancients who belong to the [[Master System]], which is responsible for creating the Carbons.
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==Carbon Reinitialization Program==
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The '''Carbon Reinitialization Program''', known (roughly) as the {{Nihongo|"'''Humanity Regeneration Program'''"|人類再生プログラム|Jinrui Saisei Puroguramu}} in Japan, is a program of the Master System that was meant to run only after all original humans from [[Elysium]] have died, using their genetic code from Elysium's Library to clone new humans and "delete" all Carbons (humans) in Terra, restoring the ancients.
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In [[Mega Man Legends 2]], the Carbon Reinitialization Program of Elysium could only be accessed by putting the four keys in their right places for the door to the Mother Zone Library, which contains the genetic records of the humans who built the System. [[Yuna]] had hidden the keys so [[Sera]] could not start the program, but [[Geetz]] convinced [[Von Bluecher]] and [[Mega Man Volnutt|Mega Man]] to search for the keys, saying they are needed to unlock the [[Mother Lode]] and have access to technology that has long been lost. It was [[the Master]]'s last wish to delete all data from the Library and destroy the Master System. In the end of Mega Man Legends 2, the Carbon Reinitialization Program slowly started shutting down as well as the Master System.
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In Mega Man Legends, [[MegaMan Juno]] attempted to use a reinitialization program similar to the Carbon Reinitialization Program, but that would only delete the Carbons on [[Kattelox Island]] instead of the planet, avoiding overpopulation. In the non-canon crossover [[Namco × Capcom]], Juno was revived and became a "Aberrant Unit" that tries to reinitialize all Carbons in the planet with [[Eden]].
   
 
==Digger==
 
==Digger==
'''Digger''', known in Japan as '''Digouter''' (ディグアウター), is the name given to people that excavate ruins protected by [[Reaverbots]] to gather ancient technology and [[Quantum Refractor]]s. Among them, there is a rumor of a giant Refractor known as "Mother Lode", which is said to have enough energy to finish the energy crisis and make the wearer rich. Some Diggers search ruins to help people, while others only think in wealth. Some Diggers have partners known as "Spotters" that help them from outside. For instance, [[MegaMan Trigger|MegaMan Volnutt]] is a Digger and [[Roll Caskett]] a Spotter.
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'''Digger''', known as {{Nihongo|'''Digouter'''|ディグアウター|Diguautā}} in Japan, is the name given to people that digout underground ruins protected by [[Reaverbots]] to gather ancient technology and [[Quantum Refractor]]s.<ref>[http://www.capcom-unity.com/devroom/blog/2010/12/06/the_world_of_mega_man_legends Mega Man Legends 3 Devroom: The World of Mega Man Legends]</ref> Among them, there is a rumor of a treasure known as "Mother Lode", which is said to be so valuable that could make the wearer rich. Diggers may search ruins to help people by finding ancient technology or only to find valuable treasures. Some Diggers have partners known as '''Spotters''' ('''Operators''' in Japan) that help them from outside. For instance, [[MegaMan Volnutt]] is a Digger and [[Roll Caskett]] a Spotter. There is also a guild of Diggers, the headquarters of the Digger's Guild being located in [[Nino Island]].
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==Mother Lode==
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The '''Mother Lode''', known as {{Nihongo|'''Great Inheritance'''|大いなる遺産|Ooinaru Isan}} in Japan, is a legend between Diggers rumored to be a valuable treasure that could provide so much power that the world never need to fear of running out of energy and make the wearer rich. It was sought after by many people with varying reasons for generations. In [[Mega Man Legends 2]], [[Verner Von Bluecher]] says that he and [[Barrell Caskett]] are confident that the Mother Lode is located on [[Forbidden Island]], and Bluecher created the [[Sulphur-Bottom]] to be able to pass by the island's storm. However, it is revealed that the Mother Lode is not a treasure, but "a catastrophe waiting to happen" as said by [[Yuna]] (inside [[Matilda]]), the Carbon Reinitialization Program, and how Mistress [[Sera]] was about to use it.
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===Keys to the Mother Lode===
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[[File:MML2Keys.jpg|thumb|240px|The keys in the Mother Zone.]]
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The four keys to the Mother Lode are required to activate the Carbon Reinitialization Program in [[Elysium]]. They have the power to turn on or off the program and yet to open up the area where the program is. The keys are very resistant, shown to be able to resist lava. After Sera was sealed in Forbidden Island, Yuna hid the keys in the [[Manda Ruins]], [[Nino Ruins]], [[Saul Kada Ruins]] and [[Calinca Ruins]].
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==Prototype Anthro Unit==
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'''Prototype Anthro Unit''', known as {{Nihongo|'''Original Human Unit'''|オリジナル・ヒト・ユニット|Orijinaru Hito Yunitto}} in Japan, is a term mentioned in the games Mega Man Legends and [[Rockman DASH: 5tsu no Shima no Daibouken!]], but few details are given about it. Prototype Anthro Units lived on the [[Sub-Cities]] of Kattelox Island. It is possible that these "units" were either prototypes for the Carbons (as the English name implies) or even actual humans, although the latter is doubtful.
   
 
==Quantum Refractors==
 
==Quantum Refractors==
'''[[Quantum Refractor]]s''' are the main energy source in the [[Mega Man Legends series]]. They are used by both [[Reaverbot]]s and the people on the surface. Refractor Shards are collected and used as [[Zenny]].
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'''Quantum Refractors''', known as '''Deflector''' in Japan, are the main energy source in the Mega Man Legends series. They are used by both [[Reaverbot]]s and the people on the surface. Refractor shards are collected and used as [[Zenny]].
   
==Mother Lode==
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==Rebel Riders==
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"'''Rebel Riders'''", known roughly as {{Nihongo|"'''Garter Family'''"|ガーター族|}} in Japan, is a group that would have appeared in the cancelled ''[[Mega Man Legends 3]]''. Rebel Riders were composed of wild-hearted youngsters who rampaged through the streets on their modified bikes and have trouble with the [[police]]. They were composed of several different teams, such as the [[Bright Bats]] and the [[Roast Beefs]].
"'''Mother Lode'''" is a rumor between Diggers said to be a giant and valuable Refractor that has enough energy to finish the energy crisis and make the wearer rich. However, it's revealed in [[Mega Man Legends 2]] that the Mother Lode is not a treasure, but "a catastrophe" as said by Yuna (inside [[Matilda]]). It's believed she refers to the Mother Unit [[Sera]].
 
   
==Elysium's units==
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==Ruins==
The function of the units in Elysium is to serve and protect the humans from [[Elysium]] and follow the Master System. In the far past known of the Mega Man Legends timeline, [[The Master]] is the only remaining human, and not many units are seen.
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{{Nihongo|'''Ruins'''|遺跡|}} are countless underground labyrinths and caverns located in many parts of Terra, that are inhabited by Reaverbots and contain various treasures and artifacts. Diggers, those that dare to explore the Ruins, go to them to "excavate" the items contained inside.
   
===Bureaucratic Unit===
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It is revealed in ''Mega Man Legends 2'' that the Ruins are the scattered remnants of the Elder System, that carry a potential threat to the world.
'''Bureaucratic Unit''' is a third class model from Elysium, [[MegaMan Juno]] being the only one known. His function is to control the carbon population in [[Kattelox Island]]. When he awakened in the first game and saw the population was far above the limit, he decided it would be easier to be "reinitiated" the island.
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==Steel Prince==
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{{Nihongo|'''Steel Prince'''|こうてつ王子|Koutetsu Ouji|unnamed outside Japan}} is a popular TV series mentioned in the first ''Mega Man Legends'' game. When [[Teisel Bonne]] is in his room in the [[Gesellschaft]], he turns on the TV at three o' clock to watch the show, one of his favorites, but instead sees in the news that a blue boy (Mega Man) had defeated [[Tron Bonne]] and [[Bon Bonne]].
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The show is also often mentioned by a child inside one of the green houses from Downtown. Outside Japan the child's mentions to the show were replaced by the ''[[Street Fighter]]'' series, the titular character being named [[w:c:streetfighter:Ken Masters|Ken]] and his {{Nihongo|Steel Buster|こうてつバスター|Koutetsu Basutā}} the "Dragon Punch".
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==System==
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The {{Nihongo|'''System'''|システム|}}, also referred as the '''Master System''', is the system of [[Elysium]]. Not much was revealed about the System, except its main function is to protect and serve humans that live on Elysium, [[the Master]] being the only known. Despite this system allowing them to live in peace without conflict, it allows the euthanasiasion of Carbons on Terra (to prevent overpopulation) and strictly coheres to its rules without remorse.
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In the end of [[Mega Man Legends 2]], Mega Man destroyed the System. A previous version, known as the "Elder System" ("World System" in Japan), that was shut down by the humans of the Master System, has started to reactivate.
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==System's units==
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The function of the units of the System is to serve and protect the humans from Elysium and follow the Master System. In the far past known of the Mega Man Legends timeline, the Master is the only remaining human, and not many units are seen.
   
 
===Mother Unit===
 
===Mother Unit===
'''Mother Unit''' is a [[Wikipedia:Android|android]] with [[Wikipedia:Positronic brain|positronic brain]] built to watch over and manage a world, as said by [[Yuna]] near the end of [[Mega Man Legends 2]]. [[Sera]] and Yuna are the only Mother Units, with Sera assigned to the systems of Elysium while Yuna is to the systems of Terra. Yuna also mentions she has [[Wikipedia:Nanotechnology|nanotechnology]] on her body, but it's unknown if Sera has it or not.
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'''Mother Unit''' is an [[Wikipedia:Android|android]] with [[Wikipedia:Positronic brain|positronic brain]] built to watch over and manage a world, as said by [[Yuna]] near the end of [[Mega Man Legends 2]]. [[Sera]] and Yuna are the only Mother Units, with Sera assigned to the systems of Elysium while Yuna is to the systems of Terra. Yuna also mentions she has [[Wikipedia:Nanotechnology|nanotechnology]] on her body, which could explain why Sera, Gatz and Geetz are able to change their form and, in the case of the Servitor Units, assimilate machines like the [[Sulphur-Bottom]].
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===Servitor Unit===
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'''Servitor Unit''' is a class of android that serves a Mother Unit. In [[Mega Man Legends 2]] there are two Servitor Units. [[Geetz]] is the Servitor Unit for Mistress [[Sera]] and [[Gatz]] is the Servitor Unit for Mistress [[Yuna]]. Both Servitor Units have the ability to transform into large dragon-like [[Reaverbot]]s.
   
 
===Purifier Unit===
 
===Purifier Unit===
'''Purifier Unit''', known in Japan as '''Irregular Hunter''' (the same Japanese name for [[Maverick Hunter]]), is a first class model from Elysium that has the function to seek out and eliminate "Aberrant Units" known in Japan as '''Irregulars''' (the same Japanese name for [[Maverick]]), units that malfunctioned and threatened the Master System. [[MegaMan Trigger]] is the only known Purifier Model. Mega Man Trigger was "reset" to a child form.
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'''Purifier Unit''', known in Japan as '''Irregular Hunter''' (the same Japanese name for [[Maverick Hunter]]), is a first class model from Elysium that has the function to seek out and eliminate "Aberrant Units". [[MegaMan Trigger]] is the only known Purifier Model, being a "First Class Purge Officer". Mega Man Trigger was "reset" to a child form after the fight against Sera.
   
===Servitor Unit===
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===Bureaucratic Unit===
'''Servitor Unit''' is a class of android that serves a Mother Unit. In [[Mega Man Legends 2]] there are two Servitor Units. [[Geetz]] is the Servitor Unit for Mistress [[Sera]] and [[Gatz]] is the the Servitor Unit for Mistress [[Yuna]]. Both Servitor Units have the ability to transform into large dragon-like [[Reaverbot]]s.
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'''Bureaucratic Unit''' is a third class model from Elysium, [[MegaMan Juno]] being the only one known. In Japan, he is known as a '''Third Class Purging Officer''' (三等死生観, ''Santoushiseikan''), with MegaMan Volnutt being a first class unit. His function is to control the carbon population in [[Kattelox Island]]. When he awakened in the first game and saw the population was far above the limit, he decided it would be easier to "Reinitialize" the island.
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===Aberrant Unit===
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'''Aberrant Units''', known as '''Irregulars''' (the same Japanese name for [[Maverick]]) in Japan, are units that malfunctioned and threatened the Master System. Purifier Units are in charge to eliminate those units.
   
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Revision as of 23:18, August 6, 2019

Mega Man Legends series terminology.

Air Pirate

An air pirate (空賊 kūzoku) is the name given to criminal Diggers.

Air Pirate Alliance

The air pirate alliance (空賊連合 kūzoku rengou) is an alliance between the Bonne Family, the Glyde Gang and the brothers Bola and Klaymoor formed in Mega Man Legends 2 to obtain the Mother Lode. The alliance ended in Calinca, where Bola and Klaymoor decide to leave the alliance and the Bonne Family separate Glyde's car from the Gemeinschaft before it explodes.

Carbon

Main article: Carbon

Carbon, known as Decoy (デコイ) in Japan, is a term for the people living around the world in the Mega Man Legends series. People do not call themselves Carbons, however; this term is generally reserved for use by ancients who belong to the Master System, which is responsible for creating the Carbons.

Carbon Reinitialization Program

The Carbon Reinitialization Program, known (roughly) as the "Humanity Regeneration Program" (人類再生プログラム Jinrui Saisei Puroguramu) in Japan, is a program of the Master System that was meant to run only after all original humans from Elysium have died, using their genetic code from Elysium's Library to clone new humans and "delete" all Carbons (humans) in Terra, restoring the ancients.

In Mega Man Legends 2, the Carbon Reinitialization Program of Elysium could only be accessed by putting the four keys in their right places for the door to the Mother Zone Library, which contains the genetic records of the humans who built the System. Yuna had hidden the keys so Sera could not start the program, but Geetz convinced Von Bluecher and Mega Man to search for the keys, saying they are needed to unlock the Mother Lode and have access to technology that has long been lost. It was the Master's last wish to delete all data from the Library and destroy the Master System. In the end of Mega Man Legends 2, the Carbon Reinitialization Program slowly started shutting down as well as the Master System.

In Mega Man Legends, MegaMan Juno attempted to use a reinitialization program similar to the Carbon Reinitialization Program, but that would only delete the Carbons on Kattelox Island instead of the planet, avoiding overpopulation. In the non-canon crossover Namco × Capcom, Juno was revived and became a "Aberrant Unit" that tries to reinitialize all Carbons in the planet with Eden.

Digger

Main article: Digger

Digger, known as Digouter (ディグアウター Diguautā) in Japan, is the name given to people that digout underground ruins protected by Reaverbots to gather ancient technology and Quantum Refractors.[1] Among them, there is a rumor of a treasure known as "Mother Lode", which is said to be so valuable that could make the wearer rich. Diggers may search ruins to help people by finding ancient technology or only to find valuable treasures. Some Diggers have partners known as Spotters (Operators in Japan) that help them from outside. For instance, MegaMan Volnutt is a Digger and Roll Caskett a Spotter. There is also a guild of Diggers, the headquarters of the Digger's Guild being located in Nino Island.

Mother Lode

The Mother Lode, known as Great Inheritance (大いなる遺産 Ooinaru Isan) in Japan, is a legend between Diggers rumored to be a valuable treasure that could provide so much power that the world never need to fear of running out of energy and make the wearer rich. It was sought after by many people with varying reasons for generations. In Mega Man Legends 2, Verner Von Bluecher says that he and Barrell Caskett are confident that the Mother Lode is located on Forbidden Island, and Bluecher created the Sulphur-Bottom to be able to pass by the island's storm. However, it is revealed that the Mother Lode is not a treasure, but "a catastrophe waiting to happen" as said by Yuna (inside Matilda), the Carbon Reinitialization Program, and how Mistress Sera was about to use it.

Keys to the Mother Lode

MML2Keys

The keys in the Mother Zone.

The four keys to the Mother Lode are required to activate the Carbon Reinitialization Program in Elysium. They have the power to turn on or off the program and yet to open up the area where the program is. The keys are very resistant, shown to be able to resist lava. After Sera was sealed in Forbidden Island, Yuna hid the keys in the Manda Ruins, Nino Ruins, Saul Kada Ruins and Calinca Ruins.


Prototype Anthro Unit

Prototype Anthro Unit, known as Original Human Unit (オリジナル・ヒト・ユニット Orijinaru Hito Yunitto) in Japan, is a term mentioned in the games Mega Man Legends and Rockman DASH: 5tsu no Shima no Daibouken!, but few details are given about it. Prototype Anthro Units lived on the Sub-Cities of Kattelox Island. It is possible that these "units" were either prototypes for the Carbons (as the English name implies) or even actual humans, although the latter is doubtful.

Quantum Refractors

Main article: Quantum Refractor

Quantum Refractors, known as Deflector in Japan, are the main energy source in the Mega Man Legends series. They are used by both Reaverbots and the people on the surface. Refractor shards are collected and used as Zenny.

Rebel Riders

"Rebel Riders", known roughly as "Garter Family" (ガーター族) in Japan, is a group that would have appeared in the cancelled Mega Man Legends 3. Rebel Riders were composed of wild-hearted youngsters who rampaged through the streets on their modified bikes and have trouble with the police. They were composed of several different teams, such as the Bright Bats and the Roast Beefs.

Ruins

Ruins (遺跡) are countless underground labyrinths and caverns located in many parts of Terra, that are inhabited by Reaverbots and contain various treasures and artifacts. Diggers, those that dare to explore the Ruins, go to them to "excavate" the items contained inside.

It is revealed in Mega Man Legends 2 that the Ruins are the scattered remnants of the Elder System, that carry a potential threat to the world.

Steel Prince

Steel Prince (こうてつ王子 Koutetsu Ouji, unnamed outside Japan) is a popular TV series mentioned in the first Mega Man Legends game. When Teisel Bonne is in his room in the Gesellschaft, he turns on the TV at three o' clock to watch the show, one of his favorites, but instead sees in the news that a blue boy (Mega Man) had defeated Tron Bonne and Bon Bonne.

The show is also often mentioned by a child inside one of the green houses from Downtown. Outside Japan the child's mentions to the show were replaced by the Street Fighter series, the titular character being named Ken and his Steel Buster (こうてつバスター Koutetsu Basutā) the "Dragon Punch".

System

The System (システム), also referred as the Master System, is the system of Elysium. Not much was revealed about the System, except its main function is to protect and serve humans that live on Elysium, the Master being the only known. Despite this system allowing them to live in peace without conflict, it allows the euthanasiasion of Carbons on Terra (to prevent overpopulation) and strictly coheres to its rules without remorse.

In the end of Mega Man Legends 2, Mega Man destroyed the System. A previous version, known as the "Elder System" ("World System" in Japan), that was shut down by the humans of the Master System, has started to reactivate.

System's units

The function of the units of the System is to serve and protect the humans from Elysium and follow the Master System. In the far past known of the Mega Man Legends timeline, the Master is the only remaining human, and not many units are seen.

Mother Unit

Mother Unit is an android with positronic brain built to watch over and manage a world, as said by Yuna near the end of Mega Man Legends 2. Sera and Yuna are the only Mother Units, with Sera assigned to the systems of Elysium while Yuna is to the systems of Terra. Yuna also mentions she has nanotechnology on her body, which could explain why Sera, Gatz and Geetz are able to change their form and, in the case of the Servitor Units, assimilate machines like the Sulphur-Bottom.

Servitor Unit

Servitor Unit is a class of android that serves a Mother Unit. In Mega Man Legends 2 there are two Servitor Units. Geetz is the Servitor Unit for Mistress Sera and Gatz is the Servitor Unit for Mistress Yuna. Both Servitor Units have the ability to transform into large dragon-like Reaverbots.

Purifier Unit

Purifier Unit, known in Japan as Irregular Hunter (the same Japanese name for Maverick Hunter), is a first class model from Elysium that has the function to seek out and eliminate "Aberrant Units". MegaMan Trigger is the only known Purifier Model, being a "First Class Purge Officer". Mega Man Trigger was "reset" to a child form after the fight against Sera.

Bureaucratic Unit

Bureaucratic Unit is a third class model from Elysium, MegaMan Juno being the only one known. In Japan, he is known as a Third Class Purging Officer (三等死生観, Santoushiseikan), with MegaMan Volnutt being a first class unit. His function is to control the carbon population in Kattelox Island. When he awakened in the first game and saw the population was far above the limit, he decided it would be easier to "Reinitialize" the island.

Aberrant Unit

Aberrant Units, known as Irregulars (the same Japanese name for Maverick) in Japan, are units that malfunctioned and threatened the Master System. Purifier Units are in charge to eliminate those units.

References

  1. Mega Man Legends 3 Devroom: The World of Mega Man Legends


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