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Velguarder[2][3] (ベルガーダー Berugādā), also known as Velguader,[1] is Sigma's pet. He is a wolf-type Reploid[4] or Mechaniloid[3] possessing a ferocious mind circuit, whom Sigma uses to hunt down and terminate those who betray him.[4]

In Mega Man X and its remake, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, X must face Velguarder before confronting Sigma himself in Sigma's hideout. He reappears in Mega Man Xtreme 2, resurrected by Berkana as the first boss of the Laguz Research Laboratory stages.

Strategy

As Sigma oversaw Velguarder's production, the two share several traits.[4] Similar to Sigma, Velguarder is capable of a triangular jump attack, leaping back and forth between walls. He is also able to fire powerful flames and lightning from his mouth, similar to Wolf Sigma. Velguarder is weak to Shotgun Ice in Mega Man X, and he is weak to both Ray Claw/Rising and Tornado Fang/Drill Crush in Mega Man Xtreme 2.

MMX1 Velguarder Charge.gif Charge (突進)
Velguarder runs forwards at high speed.
Damage: 6
MMX1 Velguarder TriangleKick.gif Triangle Kick (三角蹴り)
Velguarder leaps from wall to wall in a triangular pattern.
Damage: 6
MMX1 Velguarder Flame.gif Flame (炎)
Velguarder breathes fire, which arches downwards before rising upwards
Damage: 4
MMX1 Velguarder Electricity.gif Electricity (電撃)
Velguarder launches four electricity balls in arcs from his mouth.
Damage: 4

Other appearances

Damage data charts

Mega Man X

X
X-Buster Shotgun Ice Electric Spark Rolling Shield Homing Torpedo Boomerang Cutter Chameleon Sting Storm Tornado Fire Wave Hadouken
1:2:3:3 3:4 1:2 1:2 1:2 1:2 1 1:2 1:2 32

Maverick Hunter X

X
X-Buster Z-Buster Shotgun Ice Electric Spark Rolling Shield Homing Torpedo Boomerang Cutter Chameleon Sting Storm Tornado Fire Wave Hadouken
1:2:3 1:?:?:3 3:4 1:2 1:2 1:2 1:2 1 1:2 1:2 32

Mega Man Xtreme 2

X
X-Buster Ray Claw Tri-Thunder Marine Tornado Fire Wave Strike Chain Sonic Slicer Bomb Bee Tornado Fang Giga Crash Hadouken Shoryuken
1:1:1:2:1 4:6 0:0 0:0 0:0 0:0 2:3 0:0 4:6 8 16 16
Zero
Z-Saber Rising Tri-Thunder Fish Fang Fire Wave Lightning Dash Earth Gaizer Drill Crush Zero Final
2,2,2:2:3-3-3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 10

Other media

Velguarder has a short appearance in the Rockman X manga protecting the door to Sigma's throne room, X alluding the watchdog to a Cerberus protecting the gate to hell. X's fight against Velguarder happens off-panel, the next scene showing X carrying Velguarder's head and crushing it with his foot in front of Sigma.

Velguarder also makes an appearance in the Short Circuits panel for issue 39 of the Archie Comics Mega Man series, where Sigma presents Velguarder with the implication that the respective robot dogs for Mega Man and Bass, Rush and Treble, were inferior.

Gallery

Similar enemies

Trivia

  • In Mega Man X, if the Hadouken is used just at the exact moment the player regains control of X after Velguarder's intro sequence, he will jump right in front of X as the Hadouken is shot at point-blank, hitting him and ending the battle.
  • Velguarder falls apart with a much shorter, smaller explosion than other bosses in the SNES version, but explodes in an exact way as the other Mavericks in Mega Man Maverick Hunter X.
  • Velguarder's flame attack is similar to Friender's in Mega Man 2.
  • His name appears as "Velguader" in the credits of Mega Man X.
  • Despite the fact Rush from the Classic series was based on Friender from Neo-Human Casshern, Velguarder physically resembles Casshern's loyal ally.
  • Velguarder's head seems to resemble the Maverick emblem.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mega Man X SNES credits.
  2. MM25 Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works page 153
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rockman Memories page 66
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rockman & Rockman X Daizukan, Kodansha, 1994. Translation from The Mega Man Network web archive. Rockman X Collected Sourcebook Information. 2000-2004. Retrieved December 4, 2011.


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