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Artwork from Mega Man X2.
|Morph Moth, Metamor Mothmeanos
|Fallen Angel from the Island of Dreams
|Mega Man X2, Mega Man Xtreme
|Mega Man X2: Speed Burner
Mega Man Xtreme: Rolling Shield
Mega Man Xtreme 2: Ray Claw/Rising
|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
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
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.
- In the Rockman X2 manga, Morph Moth reprises his role from Mega Man X.
- In Rockman X Mega Mission 3, Morph Moth is revived as Metamor Mothmeanos HL by the Limited, disguised as Grün Metamo.
- In the Archie Mega Man comic, Morph Moth appears in the "Worlds Unite" arc as one of the many Mavericks resurrected in Sigma's army.
|Fallen Angel from the Isle of Dreams
|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.
|Height: 214 cm
Weight: 128 kg
|Max Power: 3200rp
Max Speed: 7600rp
|Robot Junkyard Stage
|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.
|Throws scrap while swinging from the ceiling.
|Throws scrap while dashing on the ground from side to side.
|Absorbs scrap while hanging from the ceiling.
|Scatters phosphorescent dust from his wings.
|Stops moving to shoot a beam aimed at X.
|Scrap Factory Stage
|Speed Burner/Rolling Shield
|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.
|Before transforming, he dashes back and forth while scattering junk.
|Before transforming, he hangs from the ceiling and tosses junk.
|Sprinkles phosphorescent powder while gliding.
|Stops midair to shoot light in one of four directions.
|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
|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.
|"Morph" means to transform or change.