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"You must be X... My name is Zain! You have no chance of beating me!"
―Zain, Mega Man Xtreme

Zain (ザイン Zain) is one of the Shadow Hunters from Mega Man Xtreme. He works with Techno to the hack the Mother Computer system in the Maverick Hunter base, along with his partner Geemel.

Characteristics

Zain is a quiet and proud individual. He shows no interest in hacking the Mother Computer, and seems to only care about fighting.

Zain is a heavily-armored yellow Reploid who wields a large sword. In battle he performs jumping slashes, spin attacks, and defensive blocks. His weakness is Shotgun Ice, but his deceptive speed and short attack animations still make him a difficult opponent.

History

Mega Man Xtreme

Zain is first seen when Geemel and Techno are discussing X's progress, and he volunteers to seek him out for a fight. The player can fight against him by finding a secret room in Flame Stag's stage, but he escapes after the battle.

Zain next appears in the Sigma Stage on the way to the Mother Computer's core. He fights X, but is destroyed in the ensuing battle - having died within the Mother Computer, his "soul" is deleted. His defeat inspires Geemel to seek revenge on the Maverick Hunters in Hard Mode.

Strategy

  • Jump Slash (ジャンプ斬り) - Zain jumps and comes down with a sword slash.
  • Spinning Slash (自転斬り) - Zain spins around the arena with his sword extended.

Damage Data Chart

Mega Man Xtreme-Weapon
X Buster Shotgun Ice Electric Spark Storm Tornado Speed Burner Spin Wheel Magnet Mine Silk Shot Rolling Shield Hadoken Shoryuken
1:1:2:3 3:4 0:0 0:0 0:0 0:0 0:0 0:0 0:1 -- --


Mega Man Xtreme-Zero Scramble
Z1-Dash Z2-Rising Z3-Earth Gaizer Z4-Zero Final
0 0 0 8

Quotes

  • "Don't worry, I'll do it... I'll crush him for sure..."
  • "You must be X... My name is Zain! You have no chance of beating me!"
  • "I underestimated you... You got lucky... But next time your luck won't be able to save you..."
  • "I've been waiting for you, X! You have no chance to win!"
  • "I can't believe this..."

Other Media

Archie Comics

Zain was amongst the many Mavericks resurrected by Sigma to serve in his army during Worlds Unite. He and Geemel were sent to the world of Ghosts 'n Goblins to plant an Unity Engine, but were interrupted by Bunnie Rabbot and Zero and incinerated by Astaroth.

Gallery

Production Notes

Designer Comments
"These designs [Zain and Geemel] were pretty simple. I just went straight off the instructions I got to make 'armor' characters. Zain is heavy plate, and Geemel is light plate. I did think they were a little too complex considering the Game Boy's graphical capacity, so I was totally blown away when I saw them come to life on that little screen! I can't say enough nice things about the masterful skills of the people who work the dots." - Haruki Suetsugu [1]

Trivia

  • Zain's name is possibly derived from Zayin (also spelled Zain), the seventh letter of many Semitic abjads. Zayin, in Biblical Hebrew, means "sword", referring to Zain's weapon of choice.

References


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