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Artwork from Mega Man X2.
|Appearances:||Mega Man X2, Mega Man Xtreme, Mega Man Xtreme 2, Rockman X DiVE|
Bar Waying is an enemy first appearing in Mega Man X2. It consists of two robotic "heads" that extend between the floor and ceiling of a corridor, and a cylindrical, beam-like gate between them.
In the Games
Mega Man X2
In Mega Man X2, Bar Waying is one of the first enemies encountered in the game, appearing in the Abandoned Reploid Factory opening stage and briefly in Flame Stag's Volcanic Zone Stage. The gate starts out at the ceiling, but once X is close enough, it begins to extend downwards until its bottom part reaches the floor, effectively blocking off the passage. Though it can harm X from above if he attempts to move through before the gate is completed, the enemy will remain completely stationary after finishing its animation, behaving like a wall and making no attempt to attack. Shooting it a few times will destroy it, and X can also dash through before the gate has fully extended if he is quick enough, making it mostly harmless and inconsequential.
A more notable use of a Bar Waying appears in the Volcanic Zone Stage, blocking off a Heart Tank in the erupting volcano section. As X is being chased by the rising lava, he must destroy the Bar Waying quickly to retrieve the Heart Tank or risk taking damage, making it one of the few instances in which the enemy's presence can create a truly dangerous situation.
Rockman X DiVE
Bar Wayings appear more frequently in the mobile game Rockman X DiVE, starting with the Power Control Center stage of the Story mode and also being found in some Event stages. They serve a similar role as in Mega Man X2, simply blocking off the character's way until destroyed, which can allow them to temporarily lock the player in with a swarm of more dangerous enemies.
- Drill Waying (Mega Man X3) - A variation with a moving head, which needs to be shot at to destroy the gate.
- Despite acting like a wall, X can phase through the completed gate with the charged Speed Burner in X2, though it will slow him down.