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Magna Centipede

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Maverick Info
MMX2 - Magna Centipede Art 2.png
Artwork from Mega Man X2.
MMX2 Xtreme
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Magna Centipede, Magne Hyakulegger
Title(s):Crimson Assassin[1]
Group(s):Mavericks, Maverick Hunters (formerly)
Appearances:Mega Man X2, Mega Man Xtreme
Inspiration:Japanese giant centipede
Game Info
Weapon(s):X2 XT1 Magnet Mine
Weakness(es):X2 XT1 Silk Shot
XT2 Bomb Bee
XT2 Earth Gaizer
Stage(s):X2: Central Computer Stage
XT1: Central Computer Stage

Magna Centipede, known as Magne Hyakulegger (マグネ・ヒャクレッガー) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, first appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X2. He is a ninja-themed Reploid based on a centipede, who throws shuriken stars and infects targets with viruses. He is an SA-Class Maverick who was formerly a Maverick Hunter in the Special 0 Unit.

In the Games

Mega Man X2

Sprite from Mega Man X2.

Magna Centipede debuts in Mega Man X2 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He serves as the boss of Central Computer Stage. The Japanese manual states he is a former Maverick Hunter from the Special 0 Unit who was captured during a mission and brainwashed into a servant of Sigma. He now uses the Central Computer to spread the Maverick Virus around the world.[2]

Magna Centipede's ninja-like movements and attacks are tricky to dodge, and he can inject a virus into X to weaken his abilities. Defeating Magna Centipede grants X the Magnet Mine. His weakness is the Silk Shot, from Morph Moth, which destroys his tail and disables all of his attacks save for his shuriken. A boss attack rematch with Magna Centipede later occurs in X-Hunter Stage 4.

Mega Man Xtreme

Sprite from Mega Man Xtreme.

In Mega Man Xtreme, Magna Centipede returns as a digitized Maverick in the Mother Computer. He is one of the four bosses in Normal Mode, being the boss of Central Computer Stage. He again yields Magnet Mine to X and is still weak to Morph Moth's Silk Shot. Magna Centipede is later part of the boss attack in Sigma Stage 3.

Mega Man X DiVE

In Mega Man X DiVE, Maverick Data of Magna Centipede appears as the final boss of Chapter 17 in Story Mode, being fought in Old Castle 17-6. His defeat unlocks the Chip for Silhouette. He also appeared as the boss of the event Strike of the Crimson Assassin.

Other Game Appearances

  • In Mega Man X6, an image of Magna Centipede appears in Metal Shark Player's Helper Attack to throw shuriken stars at the player.
  • In Mega Man Xtreme 2, Magna Centipede returns for the Boss Attack mode alongside the other Mega Man Xtreme bosses. His weakness is adjusted to Bomb Bee/Earth Gaizer.
  • In Dragon Poker, Magna Centipede appeared as an event character.
  • In TEPPEN, Magna Centipede appears as a Unit Card. His version summoned by Metal Shark Player is called Necro-Centipede (ネクログラフィー・ヒャクレッガー).

Other Media

  • In the Rockman X2 manga, Magna Centipede reprises his role from Mega Man X2. He takes on the disguise of a Reploid girl named Silky (シルキー) to trick X.
  • In Rockman X Mega Mission 2, Magna Centipede is revived as Magne Hyakulegger L by the Limited.
  • In the Archie Mega Man comic, Magna Centipede appears in the "Worlds Unite" arc as one of the many Mavericks resurrected in Sigma's army.

Official Data

Source Data
Rockman X2 manual A ninja-type Hunter who belonged to the Special 0 Unit, also known as the Shinobi Unit. He has the ability to inject a computer virus to drain the opponent's power. While on a mission, he was abducted and brainwashed by the Mavericks. He is cold-hearted in everything he does, and will not hesitate to destroy even his allies to complete a mission. He infiltrated a computer facility and is spreading the Maverick Virus around the world.[JP]
Kodansha Manga Hyakka #24: Rockman & Rockman X Himitsu Daihyakka ...[JP]
Kodansha Manga Hyakka #34: Rockman X Chō Hyakka ...[JP]
Height: 220 cm Weight: 124 kg Max Power: 2900rp Max Speed: 8880rp
Compendium of Rockman X Boss File (X2) Formerly part of the Special 0 Unit, but he was brainwashed by Sigma. Now he is a cold-blooded individual who will even sacrifice his allies in order to fulfill a mission. He uses a super computer to spread the Maverick Virus.[JP]
Compendium of Rockman X Boss File (XT1) Although he was a member of the Special 0 Unit, Sigma brainwashed him into a Maverick. He operated a super computer to spread the Maverick Virus around the world. Appeared in Mega Man X2.[JP]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery A ninja-like Reploid and former member of the Maverick Hunters' Special 0 Unit. Has the unique ability to infect enemies with a computer virus and make their power his own. Centipede was captured by Sigma's forces during the uprising and brainwashed into becoming a Maverick, leaving him as nothing more than a cold, emotionless killer who will not hesitate to destroy his former comrades. He has taken over a computer center and is transmitting the Maverick Virus around the world.
Mega Man X DiVE Also known as the Crimson Assassin. Magna Centipede was originally a Maverick Hunter who belonged to the Special 0 Unit, and is so mission-oriented that he will not hesitate to kill even his companions as long as the mission can be carried out. He slipped in one of his missions and was captured and brainwashed by X-Hunters, after which he switched sides and joined the X-Hunters.


Behind the Scenes

Developer Commentary

"I got the orders from Inafune to come up with the names for the boss characters. In 'X1', the bosses were pretty common animals like the eagle and penguin, but in 'X2' they were a little more unique and the English names were less common in Japan. I really got stuck on the centipede. I didn't think that kids in Japan would know the word 'centipede'. After I puzzled over it for a while, Tsuda said, 'What if we call him Hyakulegger, since he has a hundred legs?' It was settled in that instant when Inafune exclaimed 'That's it!' I think Hyakulegger's naming was a real stroke of genius on Tsuda's part." - (Sho Tsuge)[1]


Language Name Origin
Japanese Magne Hyakulegger (マグネ・ヒャクレッガー) "Magne" is derived from the word magnet, while "Hyakulegger" is derived from "hyaku" () meaning hundred, and the English "legger" referring to the hundred legs of a centipede.
English Magna Centipede Named after a centipede.


  1. 1.0 1.1 MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. Game manual, Rockman X2. December 1994.