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Tornado Tonion

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Maverick Info
MMX7 - Tornado Tonion Art.png
Artwork from Mega Man X7.
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Tornado Tonion, Tornado Debonion
Title(s):Dancing Assassin[1]
Group(s):Red Alert
Appearances:Mega Man X7
Game Info
Weapon(s):X7X7 Volt Tornado
X7 Raijinshou
Weakness(es):X7X7 Gaea Shield
X7 Gokumonken
Stage(s):Radio Tower
Voice (JP):Wataru Takagi
Voice (EN):Jack Merluzzi

Tornado Tonion, known as Tornado Debonion (トルネード・デボニオン)[2] in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X7. He is an electricity-themed Reploid based on an onion, who fights by spinning and dancing with tornadoes. He is a member of the vigilante syndicate Red Alert.

In the Games

Mega Man X7

Render from Mega Man X7.

Tornado Tonion debuts in Mega Man X7 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He serves as the boss of the Radio Tower stage. He is a member of Red Alert who loves to dance, and occupies a radio transmission tower as part of the conflict.

Tornado Tonion attacks the player by spinning towards them in a tornado, and attacking with his onion scales. Defeating Tonion grants Volt Tornado to Axl and X, and Raijinshou to Zero. His weakness is the Gaea Shield or Gokumonken from Soldier Stonekong, which sends him spinning away. A boss attack rematch with Tornado Tonion later occurs in the Crimson Palace.

Other Game Appearances

  • In Rockman ✕over, Ride Boarski appears in a Battle Memory.
  • In TEPPEN, Ride Boarski appears as a Unit Card.

Other Media

Official Data

Mega Man X7

Tornado Tonion
He has hijacked a radio tower and now waits for the Maverick Hunters at the top. He can summon and control electrically-charged tornadoes to capture his enemies.[3]

Compendium of Rockman X

MMX7 - Tornado Tonion Render.png
Radio Tower Tornado Tonion
Weapon: Volt Tornado/Raijinsho Weakness: Gaea Shield/Gokumonken
Profile: A Red Alert assassin who manipulates tornadoes charged with electricity. He looks like a joke at first, as he fights by dancing, but his abilities are unquestionable.
Attack: Effect:
Volt Tornado Summons a tornado and attacks.
Circle Extends his scales in a rotating circle.
Wall Arranges his scales into a moving wall.
Wiper Slides his scales into an oscillating blade.
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery

MMX7 - Tornado Tonion Render.png Tornado Tonion
This bizarre Reploid has taken control of a radio tower, and lurks at the summit waiting for the Maverick Hunters to arrive. His electrical tornadoes restrain any enemy they catch.

Behind the Scenes

Developer Commentary

"This is a fat onion guy who becomes skinny once you peel him. Even though his arms are floating, he still looks quite like a 'Mega Man X' character, which was a relief. His nose is usually pointed, but he keeps it tucked away during the game." - (Concept Art Room)[4]


Language Name Origin
Japanese Tornado Debonion (トルネード・デボニオン) "Debonion" is likely a portmanteau of onion and the Japanese "debu" (デブ) meaning fat.
English Tornado Tonion "Tonion" is a portmanteau of onion and ton, referring to his weight. It was also possibly done in order to make his name an alliteration.


  1. MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. R20: Rockman & Rockman X Official Complete Works. 2008.
  3. Game manual, Rockman X7. July 2003.
  4. (Archived) Capcom Japan official website, Rockman X7. 2003. (