Turn Cannon (ターンキャノン Tānkyanon) is a stationary, rotating cannon in the Mega Man X series that can alternate its firing angles between horizontal and 45-degrees. They are mostly stationed on ceilings and floors, but in some stages they occupy floating platforms.

Turn Cannons appear in Spark Mandrill's, Boomer Kuwanger's and the first three final stages in Mega Man X and its remake Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. In Mega Man Xtreme, they appear in Spark Mandrill's and Storm Eagle's stages, and in Mega Man Xtreme 2, Blast Hornet's stage.

In Mega Man X8, they can be found in Gravity Antonion's Primrose, Bamboo Pandamonium's Booster Forest and Sigma Palace. The red Turn Cannons that appear in Sigma Palace are equipped with flamethrowers instead of normal cannons. When powered-up by a MAME-Q, green Turn Cannons gain the ability to fire three shots instead of one.

They also reappear in Rockman X DiVE, using their X8 design. Besides the default version, the game also has a red Turn Cannon with shots that can temporarily paralyze the player.

Lift Cannon

Lift Cannon (リフトキャノン Rifuto Kyanon) is a Turn Cannon attached to the top of an elevating platform, that appears in Storm Eagle's stage in Mega Man X and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. The platform moves up and down as the cannon turns, similar to a screw. Once the cannon is destroyed, the platform will fall down. If X stands on the platform, it will rise and allow him to reach the area with a Sub Tank.

Other media

Turn Cannons appear in Sonic Universe #76 defending Sigma's arctic base from the Maverick Hunters.


Similar enemies


  • Sepelak, Greg (2004). Mega Man X8 Official Strategy Guide. pg.110. BradyGAMES Publishing.

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