Mega X is the 26th episode of the Mega Man animated series. The episode was written by Michael Maurer and Richard Merwin.
Dr. Light has developed Litanium, a rare material that Dr. Wily has learned about and wants for himself to create a powerful Plasma Blaster. After Mega Man repels Wily's forces, Wily tries formulating another plan to take the Litanium when a portal opens inside Skull Fortress.
Then, invaders from the distant future arrive. But these are no ordinary invaders. These are Reploids, Vile and Spark Mandrill. Wily is easily intimidated by the future robots and strikes a deal with them, letting Vile have most of the Litanium for himself. Vile and Mandrill attack the plasma power plant where Dr. Light's Litanium is being made and overwhelm Mega Man. Vile almost destroys Mega Man and Roll, but another invader from the future arrives and saves them... Mega Man X.
Now, Mega Man and X must team up to defeat the evil alliance of Dr. Wily and Vile before the Reploids can return to the future with the Litanium.
Mega Man X series characters:
- This marked the first time that the Classic and X series crossover in an official product. It happened again at the end of Dreamwave's shortlived Mega Man comic and more successfully in two Mega Man stories from Archie Comics:
- The episode was partially meant to be a sneak preview of a Mega Man X cartoon series that was in the works. However, the show never made it past development stages, because of the Mega Man show's cancellation.
- There are some differences in the spelling and pronunciation of certain things in this episode. First, Vile refers to Reploids as "Repliroids" (which is the original, Japanese version of the term) and the name of Sigma (the main villain in the Mega Man X video game series) is misspelled Cigma.
- This is the last episode that Snake Man appears.
- Mega Man X is shown to be able to use and charge up Robot Master special weapons when gets Snake Man's power and super charges it. This is the only instance happening in the franchise to date.
- The song played at the end of this episode is "Take Cover" by Mr. Big, and this song was a big hit in certain countries, and even went to #1 in some of them, including Japan.
- Unlike his game counterpart, X is much more reckless and faster to resort to violence, and does whatever is necessary to complete the mission.
- X is voiced by Michael Donovan, who is known for playing other cartoon action heroes such as Guile from Street Fighter: The Animated Series He also voiced Wes Weasely and Mad Mike from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Vile is voiced by Lee Tockar, but is uncredited.