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Special Weapon

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A Special Weapon (特殊武器)[1][2][3] is a recurring type of weapon in the Mega Man franchise. They are unique weapons obtained by defeating bosses such as Robot Masters or Mavericks, which consume Weapon Energy when used.

Classic era

Mega Man's Mega Buster is equipped with a Weapon Change System[4] that allows him to incorporate the abilities of the Robot Master bosses he defeats to use Special Weapons.

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X era

X's X-Buster is equipped with a Variable Weapons System (武器可変システム)[3] that similarly allows him to incorporate the abilities of defeated Maverick bosses to use Special Weapons. Zero uses a similar system called Learning (ラーニング)[5] that allows him to learn from the abilities of Maverick bosses to devise his own Techniques, similar to Special Weapons. Axl uses his Copy Chip to copy the abilities of Maverick bosses to use Special Weapons. Vile's usage of Maverick weapons is never explained in lore.

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References

  1. Game manual, Mega Man II. 1991.
  2. Game manual, Mega Man 5. 1992.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kodansha Manga Hyakka #34: Rockman X Chō Hyakka. April 1996.
  4. Game manual, Mega Man Powered Up. 2006.
  5. Compendium of Rockman X. 2005.