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This page is about Glyde, a character from the Mega Man Legends series. To see information on his NetNavi counterpart, see Glyde.EXE.

Glyde (グライド?) is the second in command in the Loath family and takes care of collecting debts for Lex Loath. He was originally an enemy of the Bonne family in The Misadventures of Tron Bonne. Similar to how Tron uses Servbots, Glyde uses Birdbots. Glyde is a snob, selfish, arrogant, smart and excellent pilot, but often has bad luck and shows some cowardice and slight clumsiness after he is defeated the second time, tripping as he makes a panic-stricken escape from the Gustaff, and again after he tries to flee the collapsing Colossus and stumbles, only to be pushed over by Loath and fall flat on the ground.

Story

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne

Glyde was the one responsible for capturing Teisel and Bon Bonne in Nakkai Desert and forcing them to pay off their debt to Mr. Loath. Apparently Loath loaned huge amounts of money to many people then made them pay off their debts (and interest on the debts), and those who could not pay were forced to work off their debts. Teisel's debt to the Loath family was 1,000,000 Zenny. Tron took it upon herself to steal 1,000,000 zenny and bail her brothers out from Loath's grip.

She then learns that she needs 2,000,000 zenny to bail them out (due to the interest), but after obtaining the money, Loath tells her that she owes interest on the interest. He then orders Glyde to take her away. After throwing her in a cell, Glyde returns and talks to Loath, who reveals that he has plans to conquer the world. Tron eventually reunites with her brothers who tell her that Loath is planning to locate the "Colossus", an ancient treasure of the ancients whose power is strong enough to take over the world. The Bonne family eventually escape from their prison, however Glyde returns with his battle robot and engages Tron in battle. Glyde does lose, however the Colossus awakens immediately afterwards. Glyde boards the Colossus with Loath and prepares to attack the Bonnes, causing large damage to the Gesellschaft. After a fierce battle, where the Servbots themselves have to fight against the Colossus, the Colossus is defeated and Glyde and Loath are turned over to the Gold City Police, where they are the most wanted criminals.

In this game, Glyde pilots an odd mech double the size of the Gustaff called Rafale. It resembles a bird, and can swap between aerial movement and bipedal movement. The machine is equipped with several lasers and electrical generators which can be fired from the hands of the robot or the mouth, and also carries an energy saber about the length of the machine housed into the arms of it. The machine is fought twice, first after the introduction stage in the desert, and again in the Colossus's crypt.

Mega Man Legends 2

Glyde returns in the beginning of Mega Man Legends 2, partnered with the Bonnes, Bola and Klaymoor to retrieve the keys to the Mother Lode. Neither Teisel nor Glyde are particularly fond of their partnership, with Glyde harassing Teisel about it early on.

Glyde's primary involvement is during the events of Nino Island when he attempts to have his Birdbots take over the island. After being thwarted by Mega Man, his forces retreat to Calbania Island which is later blown up in a failed attempt to defeat Mega Man. In a last attempt, Glyde brings in his airship King Glydon to attack Nino Island himself, but is defeated by the combined efforts of Mega Man and Roll.

During the final attempt to stop Mega Man near Yosyonke City, both Teisel and Glyde attempt to blow Mega Man up with their train, the Gemeinschaft. After Glyde's section is destroyed, Teisel happily disconnects Glyde's car, leaving Glyde to swear revenge as his car explodes. Glyde's final fate is unknown, as his death is never confirmed, and both he and the Bonnes were seen surviving from explosions several times.

Trivia

  • The NetNavi Glyde.EXE and his NetOp, Yai, are based on this Glyde and a NPC from Mega Man Legends 2, Yaito. [1]
  • The names Bonne and Glyde are a likely reference to Bonnie and Clyde, two well-known and famous American outlaws who spearheaded a gang of criminals and became legendary due to their various robberies.


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