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Spark Mandrill

From Mega Man Wiki
Maverick Info
MMX - Spark Mandrill Art 2.png
Artwork from Mega Man X.
MMX Xtreme MHX
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Spark Mandrill
Title(s):Lightning King of Bullet Fists,[1][2] Quick-Fisted King of Lightning[3]
Group(s):Mavericks, Maverick Hunters (formerly)
Appearances:Mega Man X, Mega Man Xtreme, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
Designer:Hayato Kaji[3]
Game Info
Weapon(s):MMX - Electric Spark Icon.png MMXT1 - Electric Spark Icon.png Electric Spark
MHX - Rocket Punch Icon.png Rocket Punches
Weakness(es):MMX - Shotgun Ice Icon.png MMXT1 - Shotgun Ice Icon.png Shotgun Ice
MMXT2 - Strike Chain Icon.png Strike Chain
MMXT2 - Lightning Icon.png Lightning
MHX - Distance Needler Icon.png Chill Penguin weapons
Stage(s):X1: Power Plant Stage
XT1: Power Plant Stage
MHX: Electromagnetic Power Plant
Voice (JP):Takashi Nagasako
Voice (EN):Randy Brososky

Spark Mandrill, known as Spark Mandriller (スパーク・マンドリラー) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, first appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X. He is an electricity-themed Reploid based on a mandrill, with immense physical strength and lightning attacks.

Like the rest of the Mavericks in the first game, he was previously part of the Maverick Hunters, specifically serving in the 17th Unit with X and Zero.

In the Games

Mega Man X

Sprite from Mega Man X.

Spark Mandrill debuts in Mega Man X 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 Power Plant Stage. His attacks are quite quick and powerful, but his punch can be deflected with a Charge Shot. Defeating Spark Mandrill grants X the Electric Spark. His weakness is the Shotgun Ice, from Chill Penguin, which can be infamously used to freeze him solid and stop him from moving. A boss attack rematch with Spark Mandrill later occurs in Sigma Stage 3.

Mega Man Xtreme

Sprite from Mega Man Xtreme.

In Mega Man Xtreme, Spark Mandrill returns as a digitized Maverick in the Mother Computer. He is one of the four bosses in Normal Mode, being the boss of Power Plant Stage. He again yields Electric Spark to X and is weak to Shotgun Ice, though he is considerably more difficult due to his large size on the Game Boy screen. Spark Mandrill is later part of the boss attack in Sigma Stage 3.

Mega Man Maverick Hunter X

Render from Mega Man Maverick Hunter X.

In the remake Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, Spark Mandrill receives a redesign but plays largely the same role as in Mega Man X, being the boss of Electromagnetic Power Plant. He is a simpleton who joins Sigma's rebellion out of blind loyalty, assuming he knows best. In battle, for X he is still weak to Shotgun Ice and yields Electric Spark upon his defeat, while for Vile he is weak to weapons obtained from Chill Penguin (Distance Needler, Serotinal Bullet, Infinity Gig, Quick Homesick, Sea Dragon's Rage) and yields the Rocket Punch weapon system. Mandrill's boss attack rematch later occurs in Sigma Palace 2.

Other Game Appearances

Other Media

Official Data

Mega Man X

Rockman X manual[4] A Reploid who belongs to the 17th Unit, the same as X. Because Sigma was his boss, he simply followed suit and joined the rebellion. He attacks a power plant to secure energy and interrupt the city's operations. Since he was able to capture it relatively easily, he now devours his favorite food, electricity, and sleeps, leaving the rest of the work to his minions.[JP]
Rockman X Chō Hyakka[5] ...[JP]
Height: 305 cm Weight: 294 kg Max Power: 8700rp Max Speed: 2200rp

Stage Select

MMX SparkMandrill Spec.png Spark Mandrill
Height: 305 cm (10.0 ft)
Weight: 294 kg (646 lb)
Attacks: Electric Spark, Dash Punch

Compendium of Rockman X

MMX - Spark Mandrill Art 2.png
Power Plant Stage Spark Mandrill
Weapon: Electric Spark Weakness: Shotgun Ice
Profile: A Reploid from the same 17th Unit as X. When his commander Sigma rebelled, he simply followed him. He shuts down the power plant to secure an exclusive energy supply.
Attack: Effect:
Dash Punch Punch attack that moves forwards. Flinches if hit by a Charge Shot.
Electric Spark Electric discharge that travels along the floor and walls.
Ceiling Climb Moves by hanging from the ceiling and climbing across the arena.
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Power Plant Stage Spark Mandrill
Weapon: Electric Spark Weakness: Shotgun Ice
Profile: A Reploid who belonged to the same 17th Unit as X. He followed Sigma and joined his rebellion. He could generate electricity. Appeared in Mega Man X.
Attack: Effect:
Dash Punch Rushes towards X with a punch.
Electric Spark An electric shock that travels along the floor and walls.
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Mega Man Maverick Hunter X

MHX - Spark Mandrill Art.png Lightning King of the Bullet Fists
Spark Mandrill
Comes from the same 17th Battalion as X. Possesses immense strength and a powerful electrical shock attack, but doesn't seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed. He has obediently followed Sigma, his superior, into the rebellion. He has attacked the city's electrical power stations, bringing the city to a halt, and has already taken control. He wreaks whatever damage he feels like, and leaves it to his subordinates to clean up the mess.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery

MMX - Spark Mandrill Art 2.png Lightning King of the Bullet Fists
Spark Mandrill
Mandrill once fought with X and Zero in the 17th Unit, but when the uprising began, he blindly followed Sigma's orders and joined in with the destruction.
Now, by overtaking the power station he has secured an energy source for Sigma's forces and cut off power to the city. Because there was only light resistance, Mandrill leaves most of the fighting to his underlings, spending his time gorging himself on pure electricity, fresh from the generator.

Behind the Scenes

Developer Commentary

"Inafune did Eagle and Penguin, Kaji designed Mandrill, Octopus, and Chameleon. Mammoth, Armadillo, and Kuwanger were Tazaki's. Even as I watched them work, I could really see each of their distinct flavors coming out in their illustrations." - (Tatsuya Yoshikawa)[3]


Language Name Origin
Japanese Spark Mandriller (スパーク・マンドリラー) Named after the mandrill.
English Spark Mandrill


  1. Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. 2005.
  2. Mega Man X Legacy Collection. 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  4. Game manual, Rockman X. December 1993.
  5. Kodansha Manga Hyakka #34: Rockman X Chō Hyakka. 1996.