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Spiky (スパイキー Supaikī) is a spiked wheel-like enemy in the Mega Man X series that rolls forward in an attempt to collide with the player.

If a Spiky's health is nearly depleted, it will spin sideways (with respect to the player) and fall over, eventually self-destructing. They appear in the Opening Stage, Armored Armadillo's stage and Chill Penguin's stage in Mega Man X and Mega Man Xtreme, and in the Sigma stages in Mega Man X and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X.

In Mega Man X8, they have two varieties of movement: simply rolling forward or rolling while jumping horizontally (similar to Spiky Mk-II). When a jumping Spiky is powered-up by a MAME-Q, they gain an extra vertical jump between their normal jumps, plus a 1.5X speed increase. They appear in Noah's Park, Metal Valley and Primrose. Sometimes an abnormally large Spiky will appear, along with regular-sized Spikys, in Noah's Park Intermission stage.


Hits Data Chart

Amount of shots/hits from Special Weapons it takes to destroy a Spiky.

Mega Man X
X Buster Shotgun Ice Electric Spark Rolling Shield Homing Torpedo Boomerang Cutter Chameleon Sting Storm Tornado Fire Wave Hadouken
3:1:1:1 1:1 2:1 2 2:1 1:1 1 1:1 2:1 1

Spiky Mk-II

Spiky Mk-II is an upgrade of Spiky from Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X5. Unlike the earily model, Spiky MK-II hops about in hopes of hitting the player. In Mega Man X4 the Spikys will also spin flat on the ground, chasing the player. They appear in Split Mushroom's stage and Magma Dragoon's stage in Mega Man X4, and in Crescent Grizzly's stage and Shining Firefly's stage in Mega Man X5.

Other appearances

  • Spiky appears in Rockman X DiVE, with both the original and Mega Man X8 visuals, with either the rolling or jumping horizontally behavior. The White Day event version of the Factory Stage has a White Day themed Spiky that only hop about as ways to hit the player.

Other media

Spiky appears in the Rockman X manga in the area controlled by Chill Penguin and as one of the Maverick minions surronding X and Zero in the forest.

In Irregular Hunter Rockman X, Kinkō Sōdā and Chill Penguin have Spikies working for them.

Spiky also makes an appearance on the Variant Cover of Mega Man #40 from Archie Comics.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In Mega Man X8 and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, the Spiky has faces on both sides.
  • In Mega Man X8, it seems to have a sad expression on its face rather than an angry one. However, both the angry ones and the sad ones coexist in Rockman X DiVE.

Similar enemies

References

  • Sepelak, Greg (2004). Mega Man X8 Official Strategy Guide. pg.109. BradyGAMES Publishing.


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