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Armored Armadillo

From Mega Man Wiki
Maverick Info
MMX - Armored Armadillo Art 2.png
Artwork from Mega Man X.
MMX Xtreme MHX
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Armored Armadillo, Armor Armarge
Title(s):Steel-Armored Warrior,[1][2] Armored Warrior[3]
Group(s):Mavericks, Maverick Hunters (formerly)
Appearances:Mega Man X, Mega Man Xtreme, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
Inspiration:Screaming hairy armadillo
Designer:Kazunori Tazaki[3]
Game Info
Weapon(s):MMX - Rolling Shield Icon.png MMXT1 - Rolling Shield Icon.png Rolling Shield
MHX - Ball Icon.png Balls
Weakness(es):MMX - Electric Spark Icon.png MMXT1 - Electric Spark Icon.png Electric Spark
MMXT2 - Tri-Thunder Icon.png Tri-Thunder
MHX - Go-Getter Right Icon.png Spark Mandrill weapons
Stage(s):X1: Gallery Stage
XT1: Gallery Stage
MHX: Energy Mine Ruins
Voice (JP):Kenta Miyake
Voice (EN):Noah Umholtz

Armored Armadillo, known as Armor Armarge (アーマー・アルマージ) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, first appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X. He is a shield-themed Reploid based on an armadillo, with impenetrable defenses and counterattacks.

Like the rest of the Mavericks in the first game, he was previously part of the Maverick Hunters, specifically leading the 8th Armored Unit.

In the Games

Mega Man X

Sprite from Mega Man X.

Armored Armadillo debuts in Mega Man X as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He is a former Maverick Hunter who joined Sigma's rebellion out of loyalty to his superior, and serves as the boss of Gallery Stage. His attacks are deceptively fast and his defenses will repel careless attacks, requiring careful strategy. Defeating Armadillo grants X the Rolling Shield. His weakness is Electric Spark, from Spark Mandrill, which totally removes his armor and makes the fight considerably easier. A boss attack rematch with Armored Armadillo later occurs in Sigma Stage 3.

Mega Man Xtreme

Sprite from Mega Man Xtreme.

In Mega Man Xtreme, Armored Armadillo returns as a digitized Maverick in the Mother Computer. He is one of the four bosses in Hard Mode, being the boss of Gallery Stage. He again yields Rolling Shield to X and his armor can still be removed with Electric Spark. Armored Armadillo is later part of the boss attack in Sigma Stage 3.

Mega Man Maverick Hunter X

Render from Mega Man Maverick Hunter X.

In the remake Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, Armored Armadillo receives a redesign but plays largely the same role as in Mega Man X, being the boss of Energy Mine Ruins. He is a disciplined soldier who followed Sigma's rebellion out of loyalty to his commander.

For X, Armadillo is still weak to Electric Spark and yields Rolling Shield upon his defeat, while for Vile he is weak to weapons obtained from Spark Mandrill (Go-Getter Right, Egoistic Pill, Infinity Gig, Peace Out Roller, Stubborn Crawler) and yields the Ball weapon system. Armadillo's boss attack rematch later occurs in Sigma Palace 2.

Other Game Appearances

Other Media

Official Data

Mega Man X

Rockman X manual[4] A Reploid who was the leader of the 8th Armored Unit. He is a stalwart warrior with militaristic discipline, and now that Sigma has seized command of his Maverick Hunter Unit, he obeys his superior's orders as absolute. He takes over a mine in order to secure mineral resources for use in weapons. Clad in steel armor, he boasts high defensive power.[JP]
Rockman X Chō Hyakka[5] ...[JP]
Height: 194 cm Weight: 232 kg Max Power: 5800rp Max Speed: 7800rp

Stage Select

MMX ArmoredArmadillo Spec.png Armored Armadillo
Height: 194 cm (6.36 ft)
Weight: 232 kg (510 lb)
Attacks: Rolling Shield, Guarding

Compendium of Rockman X

MMX - Armored Armadillo Art 2.png
Gallery Stage Armored Armadillo
Weapon: Rolling Shield Weakness: Electric Spark
Profile: Former commander of 8th Armored Unit. He is a warrior with a durable skin who unconditionally follows the orders of his superiors. When he joined Sigma, he relinquished command of his Hunter unit and took over a mine for its mineral resources.
Attack: Effect:
Tackle Rolls up his body and dashes, bouncing off of surfaces.
Rapid-Fire Shot Fires several shots from the cannon on his head.
Guard Protects himself from Charge Shots, then counterattacks with a spread shot.
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MMX - Armored Armadillo Art 2.png
Gallery Stage Armored Armadillo
Weapon: Rolling Shield Weakness: Electric Spark
Profile: Former commander of the 8th Armored Unit. A righteous warrior, he followed his superior Sigma and joined the rebels. His tough armor can reflect even X's Charge Shots. Appeared in Mega Man X.
Attack: Effect:
Guard After blocking a Charge Shot, he counterattacks by firing shots in five directions.
Tackle Dashes sideways, bouncing off the walls on contact.
Rapid-Fire Shot Fires energy shots from the cannon in his head.
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Mega Man Maverick Hunter X

MHX - Armored Armadillo Art.png Steel-Armored Warrior
Armored Armadillo
Leader of the 8th Armored Battalion. The steel armor than envelopes his body boasts a high level of defensive strength, rendering most attacks useless. Just like his hard exterior suggests, his personality is rough and gritty. Even though Sigma has taken control of the Maverick Hunters Battalions, he fervently obeys orders from all commanders. Since he needs mined ore and minerals for ammunition, he must maintain control over a mine to keep his supply coming.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery

MMX - Armored Armadillo Art 2.png Steel-Armored Warrior
Armored Armadillo
Leader of the 8th Armored Unit. Though Armadillo is a stoic soldier who never disobeys an order, he is loyal to a fault, continuing to obey Sigma's orders despite the fact that he has turned against humanity. The mine he has captured is the prime source of the raw materials Sigma needs to manufacture weapons.
With a body shielded by a stout steel, Armadillo is ideally suited to fighting underground.

Behind the Scenes

Developer Commentary

"Inafune did Eagle and Penguin, Kaji designed Mandrill, Octopus, and Chameleon. Mammoth, Armadillo, and Kuwanger were Tazaki's. Even as I watched them work, I could really see each of their distinct flavors coming out in their illustrations." - (Tatsuya Yoshikawa)[3]


Language Name Origin
Japanese Armor Armarge (アーマー・アルマージ) Named after the armadillo.
English Armored Armadillo



  1. Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. 2005.
  2. Mega Man X Legacy Collection. 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  4. Game manual, Rockman X. December 1993.
  5. Kodansha Manga Hyakka #34: Rockman X Chō Hyakka. 1996.