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Wheel Gator

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Maverick Info
MMX2 - Wheel Gator Art 2.png
Artwork from Mega Man X2.
MMX2 Xtreme
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Wheel Gator, Wheel Alligates
Title(s):Fanged Heavy Tank[1]
Group(s):Maverick Hunters (formerly), Mavericks
Appearances:Mega Man X2, Mega Man Xtreme
Game Info
Weapon(s):X2 XT1 Spin Wheel
Weakness(es):X2 Strike Chain
XT1 Magnet Mine
XT2 Tornado Fang
XT2 Drill Crush
Stage(s):X2: Dinosaur Tank Stage
XT1: Dinosaur Tank Stage

Wheel Gator, known as Wheel Alligates (ホイール・アリゲイツ) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, first appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X2. He is a spike-themed Reploid based on an alligator, who hides underwater to ambush targets with his jaws. He is an SA-Class Maverick who was formerly a Maverick Hunter in the 6th Naval Unit.

In the Games

Mega Man X2

Sprite from Mega Man X2.

Wheel Gator debuts in Mega Man X2 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He serves as the boss of Dinosaur Tank Stage. The Japanese game manual explains that he is a former Maverick Hunter of the 6th Naval Unit who joined Sigma's rebellion, and is now bulldozing an entire city using a giant dinosaur-shaped tank.[2]

Wheel Gator spends large portions of the battle underwater, attempting to ambush the player and crowding the arena with bladed wheels. Defeating Wheel Gator grants X the Spin Wheel. His weakness is the Strike Chain, from Wire Sponge, which briefly stuns him in place. A boss attack rematch with Wheel Gator later occurs in X-Hunter Stage 4.

Mega Man Xtreme

Sprite from Mega Man Xtreme.

In Mega Man Xtreme, Wheel Gator returns as a digitized Maverick in the Mother Computer. He is one of the four bosses in Hard Mode, being the boss of Dinosaur Tank Stage. He again yields Spin Wheel to X, but because Wire Sponge is not in the game, Gator is instead weak to Magna Centipede's Magnet Mine. Wheel Gator is later part of the boss attack in Sigma Stage 3.

Other Game Appearances

Other Media

Official Data

Source Data
Rockman X2 manual He was formerly vice-captain of the 6th Naval Unit, but during a mission he fell to destructive urges and turned his fangs on his comrades. Because of this, he was hunted as a traitor who harmed his comrades. He has a knack for cruelty and destruction, and after joining Sigma, he is satisfied with a post in which he can act on his desires. To cause even more destruction, he plans to drive a giant ground carrier to crush a city.[JP]
Kodansha Manga Hyakka #24: Rockman & Rockman X Himitsu Daihyakka ...[JP]
Kodansha Manga Hyakka #34: Rockman X Chō Hyakka ...[JP]
Height: 210 cm Weight: 206 kg Max Power: 6400rp Max Speed: 5000rp
Compendium of Rockman X Boss File (X2) A former member of the 6th Naval Unit with a violent disposition. Because he often injured his comrades, he was betrayed and treated as a criminal. As a servant of Sigma, he now relishes in destruction behind the wheel of a giant dinosaur tank.[JP]
Compendium of Rockman X Boss File (XT1) Originally a Maverick Hunter in the 6th Naval Unit, he was punished as a traitor for harming comrades, being unable to control his ferocious tendencies. Appeared in Mega Man X2.[JP]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery Gator was second-in-command of the 6th Naval Unit until during a mission, he got caught up in a frenzy of destruction and turned his weapons on his fellow Hunters. He became a fugitive, fleeing the very Hunters he had once commanded. Working under Sigma has proven to be ideal for Gator, as he can slaughter and destroy to his heart's content. Recently he has acquired the means to enact even greater devastation: a massive land-based mobile fortress.


Behind the Scenes


Language Name Origin
Japanese Wheel Alligates (ホイール・アリゲイツ) "Wheel" refers to his bladed wheel weapons, and "Alligates" is a corruption of alligator.
English Wheel Gator "Gator" is an American slang shortening of alligator.


  1. MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. Game manual, Rockman X2. December 1994.