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Crush Crawfish

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Maverick Info
MMX3 - Crush Crawfish Art.png
Artwork from Mega Man X3.
MMX3 - Crush Crawfish Portrait.png
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Crush Crawfish, Scissors Shrimper
Title(s):Destroyer of the Seven Seas[1]
Group(s):Doppler Army, Mavericks
Appearances:Mega Man X3
Designer:Kazushi Itō[1]
Game Info
Weapon(s):Spinning Blade
Weakness(es):Triad Thunder
Stage(s):Shipyard Stage

Crush Crawfish, known as Scissors Shrimper (シザーズ・シュリンプァー) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X3. He is a blade-themed Reploid based on a crayfish, who slashes his enemies using his giant claws. He is a defective combat Reploid who was reactivated by Dr. Doppler.

In the Games

Mega Man X3

Sprite from Mega Man X3.

Crush Crawfish debuts in Mega Man X3 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He serves as the boss of Shipyard Stage. The Japanese game manual states that he was created for combat, but was sealed away when a glitch in his brain made him unable to tell friend from foe. Someone, likely Dr. Doppler, has reactivated him, and he now attacks anyone who dares to enter the shipyard.[2]

Crush Crawfish tries to pull the player close so he can snip them with his claws for heavy damage. Defeating Crawfish grants X the Spinning Blade. His weakness is Triad Thunder, from Volt Catfish, which briefly stuns him. A boss attack rematch with Crush Crawfish later occurs in Doppler Stage C.

Other Game Appearances

Other Media

  • In the Rockman X3 manga, Crush Crawfish reprises his role from Mega Man X3.
  • In the Archie Mega Man comic, Crush Crawfish appears in the "Worlds Unite" arc as one of the many Mavericks resurrected in Sigma's army.

Official Data

Source Data
Rockman X3 (PS) manual ...[JP]
Super Famicom Kanpeki Kōryaku Series #123: Rockman X3 Hisshō Kōryaku-hō ...[JP]
Kodansha Manga Hyakka #34: Rockman X Chō Hyakka ...[JP]
Height: 163 cm Weight: 232 kg Max Power: 4000rp Max Speed: 7600rp
Compendium of Rockman X Boss File He was developed as a combat Reploid, but was locked away due to his dangerous personality which failed to distinguish between enemies and allies. He has been released, and now occupies the shipyard.[JP]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery Crawfish was designed as a military combat Reploid, but his uncontrolled violence and inability to tell friend from foe led to him being kept in storage, buried at the back of a forgotten warehouse. Somehow he has reawakened and taken over the naval yard, where he mercilessly cuts up any who come near. Once caught in his massive claws, most targets have zero chance of survival. If only there were a way to overload his faulty cognitive circuits...


Behind the Scenes

Developer Commentary

"Itou from the Legends series designed Crawfish. I think Inafune ended up drawing the actual illustration, though I doubt he remembers that." - (Hayato Kaji)[1]
"Someone else was drawing it at first, but they just couldn't get an approval on the rough draft, so Inafune had to step in and do it himself." - (Shinsuke Komaki)[1]


Language Name Origin
Japanese Scissors Shrimper (シザーズ・シュリンプァー) "Scissors" refers to his claws, while "Shrimper" is derived from shrimp.
English Crush Crawfish "Crush" refers to the pressure between his claws, while "Crawfish" is an alternative name for crayfish.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. Game manual, Rockman X3. December 1995.