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{{quote|I've already been infected by the [[Sigma Virus|Virus]]... I'm destined to be retired by [[Zero|you]] once I become a Maverick, so go ahead, take me down...|The Skiver|Mega Man X5}}
 
{{quote|I've already been infected by the [[Sigma Virus|Virus]]... I'm destined to be retired by [[Zero|you]] once I become a Maverick, so go ahead, take me down...|The Skiver|Mega Man X5}}
   
'''The Skiver''', known as {{Nihongo|'''Spiral Pegasus'''<ref name="mmocw51" />|スパイラル・ペガシオン|Supairaru Pegashion}} in Japan, is a [[wikipedia:Pegasus|Pegasus]]-themed [[Reploid]] from ''[[Mega Man X5]]''. He was a young director of the [[Repliforce]] air brigade, who survived the Repliforce Incident that occurred during the events of ''[[Mega Man X4]]''. He looked up to [[Colonel]] as he questions [[Zero]] (if used at the time) as to why he killed him. Skiver held the Orbiter Wing need for the [[Space Shuttle|Shuttle Operation]] to destroy the [[Eurasia]] colony, but because of being in the early stages of the [[Sigma Virus|viral]] infection (and unresolved issues with the [[Maverick Hunter]]s) he refuses to cooperate and orders to be taken down in a duel.
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'''The Skiver''', known as {{Nihongo|'''Spiral Pegasus'''<ref name="mmocw51" />|スパイラル・ペガシオン|Supairaru Pegashion}} in Japan, is a [[wikipedia:Pegasus|Pegasus]]-themed [[Reploid]] from ''[[Mega Man X5]]''. He was a young director of the [[Repliforce]] air brigade, who survived the Repliforce Incident that occurred during the events of ''[[Mega Man X4]]''.
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He looked up to [[Colonel]] as he questions [[Zero]] (if used at the time) as to why he killed him. Skiver held an Orbiter Wing need for the [[Space Shuttle|Shuttle Operation]] to destroy the [[Eurasia]] colony, but because of being in the early stages of the [[Sigma Virus|viral]] infection (and unresolved issues with the [[Maverick Hunter]]s) he refuses to cooperate and orders to be taken down in a duel.
   
 
==Strategy==
 
==Strategy==
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==Dialogues==
 
==Dialogues==
 
===When Playing as X===
 
===When Playing as X===
<div style="float: left; margin-left:0.5em;" class="tabber" >
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<tabber>
<div class="tabbertab" title="Needing the Orbiter Wing" style="width:635px; padding:10px;">
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Needing the Orbiter Wing=
 
 
'''The Skiver:''' X! I've wanted to meet you... But considering the situation, we don't have time for small talk. Soon, the Reploid Air
 
'''The Skiver:''' X! I've wanted to meet you... But considering the situation, we don't have time for small talk. Soon, the Reploid Air
 
Force will be destroyed. You may be our only hope... But, you'll have to convince me first... Through battle...
 
Force will be destroyed. You may be our only hope... But, you'll have to convince me first... Through battle...
</div>
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|-|
<div class="tabbertab" title="W/O needing the Orbiter Wing" style="width:635px; padding:10px;">
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W/o needing the Orbiter Wing=
 
 
'''The Skiver:''' I didn't want to meet you in a situation like this... Not only this airport, but I, too, will be infected by the virus, and all will turn into Mavericks... Therefore, my destiny lies in your hands... Before I've totally lost my mind, please fight me... and make me accept my destiny...
 
'''The Skiver:''' I didn't want to meet you in a situation like this... Not only this airport, but I, too, will be infected by the virus, and all will turn into Mavericks... Therefore, my destiny lies in your hands... Before I've totally lost my mind, please fight me... and make me accept my destiny...
</div>
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<div class="tabbertab" title="Eurasia crashed or was destroyed" style="width:635px; padding:10px;">
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Eurasia crashed or was destroyed=
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'''The Skiver:''' Squawk! Who... Are... You?<br/><br/>
   
'''The Skiver:''' Squawk! Who... Are... You?
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'''X:''' Skiver... You have also been...<br/><br/>
 
'''X:''' Skiver... You have also been...
 
   
 
'''The Skiver:''' You have killed the General... I'll kill you to avenge his death!
 
'''The Skiver:''' You have killed the General... I'll kill you to avenge his death!
</div>
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</tabber>
</div>
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{{clr}}
<br style="clear:both;"/>
 
   
 
===When Playing as Zero===
 
===When Playing as Zero===
<div style="float: left; margin-left:0.5em;" class="tabber" >
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<tabber>
<div class="tabbertab" title="Needing the Orbiter Wing" style="width:635px; padding:10px;">
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Needing the Orbiter Wing=
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'''The Skiver:''' I've wanted to see you, Zero... I wanted to ask you something... My thoughts always come back to the Colonel. I wanted to ask you if the battle between you two was necessary. I'm not accusing you, I just want to know, that's all. I've already been infected by the Virus... I'm destined to be retired by you once I become a Maverick, so go ahead, take me down... I want to fight you for the Colonel... That's what the Colonel would want.<br/><br/>
'''The Skiver:''' I've wanted to see you, Zero... I wanted to ask you something... My thoughts always come back to the Colonel. I wanted to ask you if the battle between you two was necessary. I'm not accusing you, I just want to know, that's all. I've already been infected by the Virus... I'm destined to be retired by you once I become a Maverick, so go ahead, take me down... I want to fight you for the Colonel... That's what the Colonel would want.
 
   
 
'''Zero:''' I understand... But I'll fight you only because this is my mission. Now... let's do it!
 
'''Zero:''' I understand... But I'll fight you only because this is my mission. Now... let's do it!
</div>
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|-|
<div class="tabbertab" title="W/O needing the Orbiter Wing" style="width:635px; padding:10px;">
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W/o needing the Orbiter Wing=
 
 
'''The Skiver:''' Zero! I didn't want to see you in a situation such as this... Soon the Virus will take full control of me... When that
 
'''The Skiver:''' Zero! I didn't want to see you in a situation such as this... Soon the Virus will take full control of me... When that
 
happens, you'll have to retire me. So... Fight me now, Maverick Hunter... I want to fight you for the Colonel... And that's what the
 
happens, you'll have to retire me. So... Fight me now, Maverick Hunter... I want to fight you for the Colonel... And that's what the
Colonel would want.
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Colonel would want.<br/><br/>
   
 
'''Zero:''' I understand... But I'll fight you only because it is my mission... Here I come!
 
'''Zero:''' I understand... But I'll fight you only because it is my mission... Here I come!
</div>
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<div class="tabbertab" title="Eurasia crashed or was destroyed" style="width:635px; padding:10px;">
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Eurasia crashed or was destroyed=
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'''The Skiver:''' Iris, who is this guy? Please... ...tell me, Iris. Who is this guy?<br/><br/>
   
'''The Skiver:''' Iris, who is this guy? Please... ...tell me, Iris. Who is this guy?
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'''Zero:''' Skiver... You've become one of the Mavericks too...? Iris is gone... I'm...<br/><br/>
 
'''Zero:''' Skiver... You've become one of the Mavericks too...? Iris is gone... I'm...
 
   
 
'''The Skiver:''' KILL YOU. I'LL KILL YOU!! I WON'T ALLOW YOU TO ESCAPE!
 
'''The Skiver:''' KILL YOU. I'LL KILL YOU!! I WON'T ALLOW YOU TO ESCAPE!
</div>
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</tabber>
</div>
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{{clr}}
<br style="clear:both;"/>
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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'''''Developer Comments'''''<br/ />
 
'''''Developer Comments'''''<br/ />
 
This is our second shot in the fantasy series. In the previous game, X4, we went for a [[Magma Dragoon|dragon motif]], but as a rule for the X series bosses, fantasy types are not existent creatures, so if it's hard to figure out, it becomes unavailable. Well, I broke that rule again this time. (grin)
 
This is our second shot in the fantasy series. In the previous game, X4, we went for a [[Magma Dragoon|dragon motif]], but as a rule for the X series bosses, fantasy types are not existent creatures, so if it's hard to figure out, it becomes unavailable. Well, I broke that rule again this time. (grin)
His attack method was easy to imagine and he looked cool, so I decided on him fairly quickly. The fact that his attack method resembles [[Storm Eagle|Eagleed's]] is because I was heavily influenced by [[Mega Man Xtreme|Cyber Mission]], which I was making at the same time, so I tried making them similar on purpose.
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His attack method was easy to imagine and he looked cool, so I decided on him fairly quickly. The fact that his attack method resembles [[Storm Eagle|Eagleed's]] is because I was heavily influenced by [[Mega Man Xtreme|Cyber Mission]], which I was making at the same time, so I tried making them similar on purpose.<ref name="elysium">[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/rockman_elysium/27991.html#cutid1 Rockman Elysium: Production notes about the cast of X5]</ref><ref name="capcombbs">[http://web.archive.org/web/20010405045728/bbs.capcom.com/messages/355/16284.html Capcom Community: X5 Developer/Designer Note translations]</ref>
   
 
'''''Designer Comments'''''<br/ />
 
'''''Designer Comments'''''<br/ />
He's a soldier, so he's in uniform (as is). I like him rather a bit, but I'd still like to rework the wings. When I was drawing this, I was listening to the theme to [[Wikipedia:Captain Tsubasa|Captain Tsubasa]] over and over. [Captain Tsubasa is a classic soccer manga/anime.] Thus we have the wings (tsubasa) link.... I don't know if he'll make the best use of them or not.<ref>http://asylums.insanejournal.com/rockman_elysium/27991.html#cutid1</ref><ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20010405045728/bbs.capcom.com/messages/355/16284.html</ref>
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He's a soldier, so he's in uniform (as is). I like him rather a bit, but I'd still like to rework the wings. When I was drawing this, I was listening to the theme to [[Wikipedia:Captain Tsubasa|Captain Tsubasa]] over and over. [Captain Tsubasa is a classic soccer manga/anime.] Thus we have the wings (tsubasa) link.... I don't know if he'll make the best use of them or not.<ref name="elysium" /><ref name="capcombbs" />
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In the American version, The Skiver was named after [[Wikipedia:Guns N' Roses|Guns N' Roses]] collaborator [[Wikipedia:Michael Monroe|Michael "High in the Sky" Monroe]].
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*In the American version, The Skiver was named after [[Wikipedia:Guns N' Roses|Guns N' Roses]] collaborator [[Wikipedia:Michael Monroe|Michael "High in the Sky" Monroe]].<ref>[http://protodudesrockmancorner.blogspot.com/2011/04/alyson-court-talks-mega-man-x5-guns-n.html Protodude's Rockman Corner: Alyson Court Talks Mega Man X5 Guns N' Roses References]</ref>
   
 
*Spiral Pegasus makes a cameo appearance in the ''[[Rockman Zero (manga)|Rockman Zero]]'' manga.
 
*Spiral Pegasus makes a cameo appearance in the ''[[Rockman Zero (manga)|Rockman Zero]]'' manga.
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 03:30, March 31, 2012

"I've already been infected by the Virus... I'm destined to be retired by you once I become a Maverick, so go ahead, take me down..."
―The Skiver, Mega Man X5

The Skiver, known as Spiral Pegasus[1] (スパイラル・ペガシオン Supairaru Pegashion) in Japan, is a Pegasus-themed Reploid from Mega Man X5. He was a young director of the Repliforce air brigade, who survived the Repliforce Incident that occurred during the events of Mega Man X4.

He looked up to Colonel as he questions Zero (if used at the time) as to why he killed him. Skiver held an Orbiter Wing need for the Shuttle Operation to destroy the Eurasia colony, but because of being in the early stages of the viral infection (and unresolved issues with the Maverick Hunters) he refuses to cooperate and orders to be taken down in a duel.

Strategy

He flies about and uses his Wing Spiral attack, but can be trapped by Dark Hold, so use this to your advantage. Zero is recommended for this battle, as he can still perform his other skills (that do not require Weapon Energy) when using Dark Hold, unlike X, who is only limited to buster shots when the weapon is in effect.

Data

Nickname: Air Force Prince (エアフォースプリンス Ea Fōsu Purinsu)

Stage enemies

Dialogues

When Playing as X

The Skiver: X! I've wanted to meet you... But considering the situation, we don't have time for small talk. Soon, the Reploid Air Force will be destroyed. You may be our only hope... But, you'll have to convince me first... Through battle...

The Skiver: I didn't want to meet you in a situation like this... Not only this airport, but I, too, will be infected by the virus, and all will turn into Mavericks... Therefore, my destiny lies in your hands... Before I've totally lost my mind, please fight me... and make me accept my destiny...

The Skiver: Squawk! Who... Are... You?

X: Skiver... You have also been...

The Skiver: You have killed the General... I'll kill you to avenge his death!

When Playing as Zero

The Skiver: I've wanted to see you, Zero... I wanted to ask you something... My thoughts always come back to the Colonel. I wanted to ask you if the battle between you two was necessary. I'm not accusing you, I just want to know, that's all. I've already been infected by the Virus... I'm destined to be retired by you once I become a Maverick, so go ahead, take me down... I want to fight you for the Colonel... That's what the Colonel would want.

Zero: I understand... But I'll fight you only because this is my mission. Now... let's do it!

The Skiver: Zero! I didn't want to see you in a situation such as this... Soon the Virus will take full control of me... When that happens, you'll have to retire me. So... Fight me now, Maverick Hunter... I want to fight you for the Colonel... And that's what the Colonel would want.

Zero: I understand... But I'll fight you only because it is my mission... Here I come!

The Skiver: Iris, who is this guy? Please... ...tell me, Iris. Who is this guy?

Zero: Skiver... You've become one of the Mavericks too...? Iris is gone... I'm...

The Skiver: KILL YOU. I'LL KILL YOU!! I WON'T ALLOW YOU TO ESCAPE!

Gallery

Production Notes

Developer Comments
This is our second shot in the fantasy series. In the previous game, X4, we went for a dragon motif, but as a rule for the X series bosses, fantasy types are not existent creatures, so if it's hard to figure out, it becomes unavailable. Well, I broke that rule again this time. (grin) His attack method was easy to imagine and he looked cool, so I decided on him fairly quickly. The fact that his attack method resembles Eagleed's is because I was heavily influenced by Cyber Mission, which I was making at the same time, so I tried making them similar on purpose.[2][3]

Designer Comments
He's a soldier, so he's in uniform (as is). I like him rather a bit, but I'd still like to rework the wings. When I was drawing this, I was listening to the theme to Captain Tsubasa over and over. [Captain Tsubasa is a classic soccer manga/anime.] Thus we have the wings (tsubasa) link.... I don't know if he'll make the best use of them or not.[2][3]

Trivia

  • Spiral Pegasus makes a cameo appearance in the Rockman Zero manga.
  • The Skiver is the second Maverick based on a mythological fantasy creature, the first being Magma Dragoon from Mega Man X4.
  • Right at the beginning of the first inner area in the Skiver's stage, there are several Eagle Ride Armors in the background.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mega Man X Official Complete Works, UDON Entertainment Corp. 2009. pg.51. Retrieved on March 17, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rockman Elysium: Production notes about the cast of X5
  3. 3.0 3.1 Capcom Community: X5 Developer/Designer Note translations
  4. Protodude's Rockman Corner: Alyson Court Talks Mega Man X5 Guns N' Roses References


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