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Morph Moth

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MMX2 - Morph Moth Art 2.png
Artwork from Mega Man X2.
MMX2 Xtreme
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Morph Moth, Metamor Mothmeanos
Title(s):Fallen Angel from the Island of Dreams[1]
Group(s):Mavericks
Appearances:Mega Man X2, Mega Man Xtreme
Inspiration:Bagworm moth
Game Info
Weapon(s):Silk Shot
Weakness(es):Mega Man X2: Speed Burner
Mega Man Xtreme: Rolling Shield
Mega Man Xtreme 2: Ray Claw/Rising
Stage(s):Mega Man X2: Robot Junkyard Stage
Mega Man Xtreme: Scrap Factory Stage


Morph Moth, known as Metamor Mothmeanos (メタモル・モスミーノス) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, first appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X2. He is a scrap-themed Reploid based on a moth, who evolves from a bagworm form into a flying menace. His history is a mystery, but he is some sort of prototype with highly-advanced circuitry.

In the Games

Mega Man X2

Sprite from Mega Man X2.

Morph Moth debuts in Mega Man X2 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He is a mysterious SA-Class Maverick who serves as the boss of Robot Junkyard Stage. He begins the battle in his bagworm form, which grows larger as it absorbs scrap. Once he is at half health, he enters his moth form and attacks from high above. Defeating Morph Moth grants X the Silk Shot. His weakness is the Speed Burner, from Flame Stag, which wraps him in flames. A boss attack rematch with Morph Moth later occurs in X-Hunter Stage 4.

Mega Man Xtreme

Sprite from Mega Man Xtreme.

In Mega Man Xtreme, Morph Moth returns as a digitized Maverick in the Mother Computer. He is one of the four bosses in Hard Mode, being the boss of Scrap Factory Stage. He again yields Silk Shot to X, but because Flame Stag is in Normal Mode, Moth is also weak to Armored Armadillo's Rolling Shield. Morph Moth is later part of the boss attack in Sigma Stage 3.

Other Game Appearances

  • In Mega Man Xtreme 2, Morph Moth returns for the Boss Attack mode alongside the other Mega Man Xtreme bosses. His weakness is adjusted to Ray Claw/Rising.
  • In TEPPEN, Morph Moth appears as a Unit Card.

Other Media

Official Data

Mega Man X2

Fallen Angel from the Isle of Dreams
Morph Moth
Affiliated unit unknown. A prototype Reploid with special circuitry, his personality isn't too particular about anything. In his larval form, he has the ability to absorb Reploid parts and grow into his adult form, but is weak to fire attacks. He has occupied a scrap plant and is creating Mavericks from scrap metal.[2][3]
Height: 214 cm
Weight: 128 kg
Max Power: 3200rp
Max Speed: 7600rp

Compendium of Rockman X

MMX2 - Morph Moth Art.png
Robot Junkyard Stage Morph Moth
Weapon: Silk Shot Weakness: Speed Burner
Profile: Affiliation unknown. He has the special ability to grow by absorbing the scrap metal of other robots. His junkyard factory constructs Mavericks out of scrap metal.
Attack: Effect:
Scrap-Scatter Throws scrap while swinging from the ceiling.
Dash Scrap-Scatter Throws scrap while dashing on the ground from side to side.
Scrap Absorption Absorbs scrap while hanging from the ceiling.
Phosphorescent Powder Scatters phosphorescent dust from his wings.
Beam Stops moving to shoot a beam aimed at X.
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MMX2 - Morph Moth Art.png
Scrap Factory Stage Morph Moth
Weapon: Silk Shot Weakness: Speed Burner/Rolling Shield
Profile: A Reploid of unknown affiliation who appeared in Mega Man X2. He has the special ability to absorb the remains of scrapped Reploids to grow and transform during battle.
Attack: Effect:
Dash Scrap-Scatter Before transforming, he dashes back and forth while scattering junk.
Scrap-Scatter Before transforming, he hangs from the ceiling and tosses junk.
Phosphorescent Powder Sprinkles phosphorescent powder while gliding.
Beam Stops midair to shoot light in one of four directions.
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery

MMX2 - Morph Moth Art 2.png Morph Moth
Moth is a strange Reploid not found in any database.
A prototype equipped with advanced circuitry, he may take a lackadaisical approach to his duties, but his abilities are fearsome; he can absorb the junk from scrap Reploids to power himself up. Under Sigma's orders, he has occupied a robot junkyard and is using its scrap to resurrect destroyed Mavericks.

Behind the Scenes

Nomenclature

Language Name Origin
Japanese Metamor Mothmeanos (メタモル・モスミーノス) "Metamor" is derived from the word metamorphosis, which is the process of a larva changing into a moth. "Mothmeanos" may simply be a corruption of the word moth.
English Morph Moth "Morph" means to transform or change.

References

  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.