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Wheel Gator

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Maverick Info
MMX2 - Wheel Gator Art.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):Spin Wheel
Weakness(es):Mega Man X2: Strike Chain
Mega Man Xtreme: Magnet Mine
Mega Man Xtreme 2: Tornado Fang/Drill Crush
Stage(s):Mega Man X2: Dinosaur Tank Stage
Mega Man Xtreme: 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 is a former Maverick Hunter who joined Sigma's rebellion, and serves as the boss of Dinosaur Tank Stage. He spends large portions of the battle underwater, and covers the arena in 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

Mega Man X2

Evil Fanged Heavy Tank
Wheel Gator
Long ago he was vice-captain of the 6th Naval Unit, but he betrayed the Maverick Hunters and was discharged. He's cruel and enjoys causing destruction, having the highest maximum power of the eight bosses. He attacks by biting from underwater, and pilots a dinosaur-shaped ground carrier that is wreaking havoc through a city.[2][3]
Height: 210 cm
Weight: 206 kg
Max Power: 6400rp
Max Speed: 5000rp

Compendium of Rockman X

MMX2 - Wheel Gator Art 2.png
Dinosaur Tank Stage Wheel Gator
Weapon: Spin Wheel Weakness: Strike Chain
Profile: A former member of the 6th Naval Unit with a violent personality. Because he often injured his comrades, he was betrayed and persecuted as a criminal. As a servant of Sigma, he now relishes in destruction behind the wheel of a giant dinosaur tank.
Attack: Effect:
Spin Wheel (Underwater) Shoots a wheel while underwater, which climbs around the arena and falls.
Spin Wheel (Above Water) Shoots 2 wheels while above water, which bounce off the water's surface.
Biting Suddenly emerges from the water to bite X, continuously damaging him until he escapes.
Shot Devour Swallows X's shots and fires them back at him.
Charge Spins his body and charges forwards. When he hits a wall, the impact site becomes damaged.
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MMX2 - Wheel Gator Art 2.png
Dinosaur Tank Stage Wheel Gator
Weapon: Spin Wheel Weakness: Magnet Mine
Profile: Originally a Maverick Hunter in the 6th Naval Unit, he was persecuted as a traitor for harming comrades, being unable to control his ferocious tendencies. Appeared in Mega Man X2.
Attack: Effect:
Spin Wheel (Underwater) Shoots a wheel out of the water, which can climb walls.
Spin Wheel (Above Water) Shoots a wheel over the water that bounces across the surface.
Biting Bites at X from underwater. Can even grab X out of the air.
Shot Devour Can eat X's shots and spit them back.
Lunge Dashes while spinning his body. He only uses it at half health.
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery

MMX2 - Wheel Gator Art 2.png Wheel Gator
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. Kodansha Manga Hyakka #24: Rockman & Rockman X Himitsu Daihyakka. April 1995.
  3. Comic BomBom Special #96: Saishinban Rockman Daihyakka. December 1994.