Mega Man X, named Rockman X (ロックマンエックス Rokkuman Ekkusu) in Japan, commonly called X (エックス Ekkusu), was the eponymous protagonist of the Mega Man X series. In 2003 when Mega Man X7 came out, he was badly butchered and reduced to a tritagonist role.
Why He Gets An F instead of an X
- Compared to other games, X has become a whiny crybaby.
- He likes to complain about violence a lot, especially compared to past entries in the series, which makes him a coward too, to the point where it can make Mega Man in his 8th game way better in comparison
- He took Axl way too seriously in the beginning.
- Despite being the title character, he is unable to be playable until you save 64 reploids or defeat a few mavericks to unlock him which is a pain.
- He doesn't even feel like the main protagonist in X7. Newcomer Axl fills that role instead of him even though the game is named after X, not Axl.
- At the end, he stays like he was at the beginning, so he practically learns nothing.
- His American voice acting is appalling, and you have to listen to believe. His voice actor, Peter Von Gomm, also voiced Flame Hyenard, who is infamous for his "Burn to the Ground".
- While his Japanese voicer, Showtaro Morikubo, did a nice job at voicing him, that good voice hasn't returned ever since, which is sad.
- X is a likable protagonist in X1-X6, and becomes likeable again in X8-CM and Zero-Zero 3.
- He becomes somewhat more sympathetic when you get him recruited.
- He's extremely useful, if you keep him to catch up, of course.
- Though it wastes his talent, Showtaro Morikubo still does a great job voicing him in Japanese. Unfortunately, it's also the last time he voiced X. (Though Takahiro Sakurai does a pretty good job voicing X in X8 much like voicing Cloud (Final Fantasy VII) ever since the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts)