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Spiral Pegasus

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Maverick Info
MMX5 - Spiral Pegasus Art.png
Artwork from Mega Man X5.
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Spiral Pegasus, The Skiver, Spiral Pegacion
Title(s):Air Force Prince[1]
Group(s):Repliforce (formerly), Reploid Air Force
Appearances:Mega Man X5
Designer:Ryūji Higurashi[1]
Game Info
Weapon(s):X5 Wing Spiral
X5 W-Shredder
Weakness(es):X5X5 Dark Hold
Stage(s):Reploid Air Force Stage

Spiral Pegasus, also known as The Skiver, or as Spiral Pegacion (スパイラル・ペガシオン) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X5. He is a wind-themed Reploid based on a pegasus, who attacks by flying through the sky and creating hurricanes. He is a former Repliforce air force officer who possesses the Orbiter Wing required for the Space Shuttle project.

In the Games

Mega Man X5

Sprite from Mega Man X5.

Spiral Pegasus debuts in Mega Man X5 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He is a former Repliforce officer who now leads his own Reploid Air Force, and holds the Orbiter Wing needed for the Space Shuttle in the Reploid Air Force Stage. His attacks are dangerous for their ability to push the player off the arena, which is the back of a fighter jet. Defeating Spiral Pegasus grants Wing Spiral to X and W-Shredder to Zero. His weakness is the Dark Hold from Dark Necrobat, as he can be immobilized by it for an extended period of time. A boss attack rematch with Spiral Pegasus later occurs in Zero Space Stage 4: Birth.

Other Game Appearances

Other Media

  • In the Rockman X5 manhua, Spiral Pegasus reprises his role from Mega Man X5.
  • In the Archie Mega Man comic, Spiral Pegasus appears in the "Worlds Unite" arc as one of the many Mavericks resurrected in Sigma's army.

Official Data

Mega Man X5

Air Force Prince
Spiral Pegasus
A young pegasus Reploid who now leads the Reploid Air Force. Because of his youth, he is often more passionate than reasonable. He looked up to and admired his teacher, Colonel from Repliforce, who perished in the Great War, and still has not forgotten him. He possesses the Orbiter Wing which can be used for the Shuttle. His Wing Spiral is a powerful tornado that instantly whirls anything it touches skywards.[2][3]

Compendium of Rockman X

MMX5 - Spiral Pegasus Art.png
Reploid Air Force Stage Spiral Pegasus
Weapon: Wing Spiral/W-Shredder Weakness: Dark Hold
Profile: A boss in the form of a pegasus. He has wings and can glide freely through the air to hit the player, and can generate tornadoes. He is the ruler of the skies.
Attack: Effect:
Dash Attack Dashes towards the player horizontally.
Hurricane Attacks by creating a blue afterimage.
Shoryuken After leaving the screen, he attacks from off-screen with afterimages.
Wing Spiral Launches a tornado from midair.
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery

MMX5 - Spiral Pegasus Art.png Spiral Pegasus
A headstrong young Repliforce officer commanding a unit of the air force. Pegasus' excessive pride has often led him to make costly mistakes. He saw Colonel as his mentor and still bears a grudge about his death. His Wing Spiral weapon blasts anything it touches into the air.

Behind the Scenes

Developer Commentary

"This is our second shot in the fantasy series. In the previous game, X4, we used a dragon motif, but as a rule for the X series bosses, fantasy characters are not real creatures and are difficult to understand, so I was prohibited from using them. Well, I broke that rule again this time. (laugh) His attack method was easy to imagine and he looked cool, so I decided on him fairly quickly. The fact that his attack method resembles Eagle's is because I was heavily influenced by Xtreme, which I was making at the same time, so I made them similar on purpose." - (Developer Comments)[3]
"He's a soldier, so he has a military uniform (as you can see). I like him quite a bit, but I'd still like to rework the wings. When I was drawing this, I was listening to the theme song of Captain Tsubasa over and over. Thus we have the wings (tsubasa)... I wonder if he'll make use of them." - (SEITO, Designer Comments)[3]
"Whale, Pegasus, and Dinorex were designed by Higurashi. They are simple yet refined, without a lot of unnecessary parts. Maybe it's just because I've been working on robots for so long, but my designs always seem to end up more cumbersome (laugh)." - (Haruki Suetsugu)[1]


Language Name Origin
Japanese Spiral Pegacion (スパイラル・ペガシオン) "Pegacion" is derived from the mythological creature, the "pegasus".
English Spiral Pegasus / The Skiver "The Skiver", his name in the initial English release of Mega Man X5, was inspired by Michael "High in the Sky" Monroe, a frequent collaborator with the rock band Guns N' Roses. In the game's Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 re-release, his name was changed to "Spiral Pegasus" to better reflect his original Japanese name.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. Haoh Game Special #188: Rockman X5 Kanzen Kōryaku Guide. 2000.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (Archived) Capcom Japan official website, New Products, Rockman X5. 2001. (