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Flame Stag

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Maverick Info
MMX2 - Flame Stag Art 2.png
Artwork from Mega Man X2.
MMX2 Xtreme
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Flame Stag, Flame Stagger
Title(s):Heat Knuckle Champion[1]
Group(s):Mavericks, Maverick Hunters (formerly)
Appearances:Mega Man X2, Mega Man Xtreme
Inspiration:Red deer
Game Info
Weapon(s):X2 XT1 Speed Burner
Weakness(es):X2 Bubble Splash
XT1 Storm Tornado
XT2 Marine Tornado
XT2 Fish Fang
Stage(s):X2: Volcanic Zone Stage
XT1: Volcanic Zone Stage

Flame Stag, known as Flame Stagger (フレイム・スタッガー) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, first appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X2. He is a fire-themed Reploid based on a deer, who runs at high speeds and blitzes enemies with flame. He is an SA-Class Maverick who was formerly a Maverick Hunter in the 17th Unit, the same unit as X.

In the Games

Mega Man X2

Sprite from Mega Man X2.

Flame Stag debuts in Mega Man X2 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He is a former Maverick Hunter who joined Sigma's rebellion, and serves as the boss of Volcanic Zone Stage. His attacks are fast and dangerous, but he can easily be manipulated into wasting time jumping up the walls. Defeating Flame Stag grants X the Speed Burner. His weakness is the Bubble Splash, from Bubble Crab, which briefly stuns him in place. A boss attack rematch with Flame Stag later occurs in X-Hunter Stage 4.

Mega Man Xtreme

Sprite from Mega Man Xtreme.

In Mega Man Xtreme, Flame Stag returns as a digitized Maverick in the Mother Computer. He is one of the four bosses in Normal Mode, being the boss of Volcanic Zone Stage. He again yields Speed Burner to X, but because Bubble Crab is not in the game, Stag's weakness is changed to Storm Eagle's Storm Tornado. Flame Stag is later part of the boss attack in Sigma Stage 3.

Other Game Appearances

Other Media

Official Data

Mega Man X2

Heat Knuckle Champion
Flame Stag
A soldier from the 17th Unit who joined Sigma's rebellion along with Boomer Kuwanger, one of the previous eight bosses, and who went missing in action. He never gives up, having tremendous self-confidence in the power of his punches. His specialty is leaping from wall to wall to strike the enemy head-on. He intends to cause an eruption to block out the sun with volcanic ash, starting a global ice age.[2][3]
Height: 240 cm
Weight: 216 kg
Max Power: 7800rp
Max Speed: 4300rp

Compendium of Rockman X

MMX2 - Flame Stag Art 2.png
Volcanic Zone Stage Flame Stag
Weapon: Speed Burner Weakness: Bubble Splash
Profile: A former colleague of X's in the 17th Unit. He has concocted a plan to take control of a volcano and cover the whole Earth with ash, blocking the sun to plunge the planet into a new ice age.
Attack: Effect:
Speed Burner (Tackle) Dashes coated in flames, sometimes ending in an uppercut.
Speed Burner (Projectile) Throws two fireballs, one low and one high.
Triangle Kick Wall kicks up the arena walls, then returns to the bottom.
Super Mode Once he has lost half his health, his flames turn blue and his attack speed increases.
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MMX2 - Flame Stag Art 2.png
Volcanic Zone Stage Flame Stag
Weapon: Speed Burner Weakness: Storm Tornado
Profile: A former colleague of X's in the 17th Unit. He despises losing. He appeared in Mega Man X2, fighting X with punches wreathed in fire.
Attack: Effect:
Speed Burner (Tackle) Dashes with flames surrounding his body. He sometimes attacks with an uppercut on contact.
Speed Burner (Projectile) Fires one fireball down, and one up.
Triangle Kick Wall kicks back and forth across the arena.
Super Mode When reduced to half health, his flames change color and his attack speed increases.
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery

MMX2 - Flame Stag Art 2.png Flame Stag
This former member of the 17th Unit defected along with Boomer Kuwanger, but vanished soon after joining Sigma. A hot-tempered braggart, he has been using his fiery piston-like punches to set off a string of eruptions across a volcanic mountain range. His plan is to block out the sun with volcanic ash and trigger a new ice age.

Behind the Scenes


Language Name Origin
Japanese Flame Stagger (フレイム・スタッガー) "Stagger" is a corruption of the word stag, meaning a male deer.
English Flame Stag


  • Flame Stag's goal, to block out the sun with volcanic ash to start an ice age, is likely inspired by the real-world phenomenon of the volcanic winter, and most famously the Little Ice Age.


  1. MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. Kodansha Manga Hyakka #24: Rockman & Rockman X Himitsu Daihyakka. April 1995.
  3. Comic BomBom Special #96: Saishinban Rockman Daihyakka. December 1994.