Chest, Plum, and Ripot
Chest (チェスト Chesuto?), Plum (プラム Puramu?), and Ripot (リポット Ripotto?) are three reporter characters from Mega Man: Battle & Chase, which had most of their appearances removed from the non-Japanese versions of the game. Chest gives descriptions of courses and parts to the player, Plum interviews the opponent before their first race in Grand Prix Mode, and Ripot appears after Plum's interview and to give the prize after defeating 8 racers (9 when playing with Bass). Both Plum and Ripot make comments during races, and the three have a short appearance in the special credits scene shown after completing the game with all of Dr. Wily's car parts obtained.
Chest also appears as a newscaster in the game Rockman Strategy.
- The three characters appeared in the Mega Man Megamix manga series, appearing in Mega Man Megamix vol. 3 and the three Rockman Gigamix volumes. They appear most prominently in Gigamix volume 1.
- Chest had a short appearance in the manga story of Mega Man 9 from the Rockman 9 Arrange Soundtrack.
- They also appeared in the Rockman Battle & Chase manga. In this manga, Quick Man has a crush on Plum.
- Plum, alongside Roll, Splash Woman, and Kalinka, are the only female main characters in the classic series.