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An Operator (オペレーター), known as a NetOp in the English anime and manga, is a person in the Mega Man Battle Network series that acts as operator for a NetNavi by giving instructions and Battle Chips in a Net Battle against other NetNavi or while Virus Busting, the operator's skill to operate the Navi and the bond between them affecting the battle. Operators generally only have one NetNavi and some NetNavis don't have operators at all. Those NetNavis are called Solo NetNavis. NetNavis have been known to switch operators or leave their operators in times of disagreement or conflict. Operators often have their NetNavi's mark as a design somewhere on their outfit.

Aside from the normal operating like giving orders and sending Battle Chip data, an operator who shares strong bonds with his/her Navi is able to perform a Full Synchro: a phenomenon where operator and NetNavi are united as one; eliminate any misinterpreted orders and operation problems, thus allowing the NetNavi to unleash its maximum potential. Bass.EXE is an exception, he is able to unleash 100% power without an operator.

In Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge, operators have minimal participation in NetBattles from the Battle Chip GP, where the NetNavis fight on their own. Operators only select the Battle Chips for their folder and are able to use a maximum of two Battle Chips per NetBattle.

List of Operators

See also