X and Zero are the final bosses of Vile’s story in Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. They confront him in the third part of Sigma’s palace, where they attempt to stop the rogue Maverick Hunter for good. X is equipped with both his full armor and some of the Maverick’s Special Weapons.


Having infiltrated Sigma’s palace at the same time as Vile, X and Zero head him off as he made his way to confront their former commander. Attempting to stop him and Sigma in one go, X and Zero tag team Vile, but are still badly beaten. He beats and taunts the heavily damaged X and is about to finish him off before Zero grabs Vile’s leg, distracting him long enough for X to charge his buster and nearly destroy Vile. The two escape and the nearly-dead Vile is confronted by Sigma. Vile asks what make X so special, and Sigma asks instead what Vile had planned to do once he destroyed X and confronted him, to which Vile admits he had not thought about it. Sigma orders his men to retrieve Vile and walks away. Vile declares that he has no care about the fate of the world and that by defeating X he has validated his existence before deactivating again.


Some attack names are conjectural.

Joint Charged Shot - Zero fires his charged shot first followed by X. The two shots collide and separate into four shots that shoot across the screen.

Pincer Buster Attack - Zero jumps to the left side of the screen and X teleports to the right. X is shielded by a charged Rolling Shield. Zero will begin shooting charged shots while X takes pot shots with his buster. Zero will teleport out while X continues attacking.

”Aura” - Once either X or Zero have been defeated, the other will begin glowing. Their buster shots will all be charged and their attacks and stronger.

X’s abilities

X-Buster - X will shoot three shots of his X-Buster.

Homing Torpedo - X launches two Homing Torpedos.

Charged Rolling Shield - X swaps with Zero with a pre-charged Rolling Shield.

Charged Storm Tornado - X launches a charged Storm Tornado.

Zero’s abilities

Charged Shot - Zero fires a charged Z-Buster shot along with three normal shots.

Downward Kick  - Zero will jump up and kick down diagonally towards Vile.

Giga Attack - Zero will get in the middle of the room, jump and punch the floor, releasing a total of 18 beams of light in a pattern.




  • It is unknown how X got the Maverick’s special weapons as it was Vile who defeated them. A plausible explanation is X and Zero had come upon the remains of the Mavericks and X absorbed their abilities then.
  • A similar fight against X and Zero is unlocked if one reaches the end of X Challenge in either either Mega Man X Legacy Collection. In it, X is also wearing his best armor (the armor parts from Maverick Hunter X being the only armor at the time) and after one is defeated, the other will change up their tactics and become strong in an attempt to beat the player.
  • X and Zero share the same boss music with Sigma's first form in X's story.
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