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Dark Necrobat

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Maverick Info
MMX5 - Dark Necrobat Art.png
Artwork from Mega Man X5.
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Dark Necrobat, Dark Dizzy
Title(s):Forgotten Warrior of Shadow[1]
Group(s):Mavericks (formerly)
Appearances:Mega Man X5
Inspiration:Vampire bat
Designer:Haruki Suetsugu[1]
Game Info
Weapon(s):X5X5 Dark Hold
Weakness(es):X5 F-Laser
X5 C-Flasher
Stage(s):Planetarium Stage

Dark Necrobat (ダーク・ネクロバット), also known as Dark Dizzy, is a Maverick from the X era, appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X5. He is a darkness-themed Reploid based on a vampire bat, who attacks with Batton Bones and shadow powers. He is a former Maverick created by Sigma who possesses the Fuel Tank required for the Space Shuttle project.

In the Games

Mega Man X5

Sprite from Mega Man X5.

Dark Necrobat debuts in Mega Man X5 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He is a Maverick who escaped service of Sigma, and now holds the Fuel Tank needed for the Space Shuttle in the Planetarium Stage. He is a relatively easy boss who rarely attacks, and when he does, they can easily be countered. Defeating Dark Necrobat grants Dark Hold to both X and Zero. His weakness is the F-Laser or C-Flasher from Shining Firefly, which stuns him and makes him fall. A boss attack rematch with Dark Necrobat later occurs in Zero Space Stage 4: Birth.

Other Game Appearances

Other Media

  • In the Rockman X5 manhua, Dark Necrobat reprises his role from Mega Man X5.
  • In the Archie Mega Man comic, Dark Necrobat appears in the "Worlds Unite" arc as one of the many Mavericks resurrected in Sigma's army.

Official Data

Mega Man X5

Forgotten Warrior of Shadow
Dark Necrobat
A bat Reploid whom Sigma built as a Maverick three years ago. He hated being bossed around and eventually escaped; since his fighting ability is lackluster, Sigma decided he was not of much use and forgot about him. He now hides out in the secret space laboratory of the planetarium, where there is a Fuel Tank that can be used for the Shuttle. His Dark Hold is a terrifying technique that freezes time for a certain period of time.[2][3]

Compendium of Rockman X

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Planetarium Stage Dark Necrobat
Weapon: Dark Hold Weakness: F-Laser/C-Flasher
Profile: A boss in the form of a giant bat. He is always flying, and summons smaller bats to do his bidding. He can also grab the player to suck their blood.
Attack: Effect:
Batton Attack Moves to a corner and summons a swarm of Batton Bones.
Bloodsucking Swoops in an arc, biting the player to suck their blood.
Dark Wave Fires giant ultrasonic waves in the shape of tall rings.
Dark Hold Freezes the player's movement for one second.
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery

MMX5 - Dark Necrobat Art.png Dark Necrobat
A Maverick purpose-built by Sigma three years ago, he escaped his former master and has been missing ever since. Though almost entirely forgotten by Sigma, who grew dissatisfied with his sub-par combat abilities, he still wields a terrifying power with his Dark Hold technology, which can stop time for a few vital seconds.

Behind the Scenes

Developer Commentary

"This one was influenced by a certain manga, so perhaps they asked the designer, "Please give him a "Kōmori_rasu" vibe!"[note 1] (laugh) However, as you can see the result is a smart design that I really like. Just before the game was completed, we discovered a bug that made his Dark Hold perpetually freeze the game. Gave me a real chill. (laugh)" - (Developer Comments)[3]
"The idea was that he was a bat who drained energy from the opponent, so I thought of him as essentially Count Dracula, and designed him after that. A monster in a formal outfit. He's the only one in this game to have the 'Σ' mark on him." - (SENSEI, Designer Comments)[3]
"I shamelessly went for the Count Dracula look here. His right eye is a monocle, and he has a haughty air about him." - (Haruki Suetsugu)[1]


Language Name Origin
Japanese Dark Necrobat (ダーク・ネクロバット) "Necrobat" is a combination of "bat" and "necro", a Greek prefix meaning death.
English Dark Necrobat / Dark Dizzy "Dark Dizzy", his name in the initial English release of Mega Man X5, was inspired by Dizzy Reed, a keyboardist of the rock band Guns N' Roses. In the game's Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 re-release, his name was changed to "Dark Necrobat" to match his original Japanese name.


  1. The character/manga referred to is redacted, being written as: "Kōmori_rasu" (「コウモリ○ラス」).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. Haoh Game Special #188: Rockman X5 Kanzen Kōryaku Guide. 2000.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (Archived) Capcom Japan official website, New Products, Rockman X5. 2001. (