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Morph Moth, known in Japan as Metamor Mothmeanos (メタモル・モスミーノス Metamoru Mosumīnosu?), is a Maverick in Mega Man X2 who is based off a bagworm moth. An unusual Reploid of unknown background, he has the ability to transform/evolve his body by absorbing scrap from other Reploids, robots, and machinery. Under Sigma's orders he occupied the Robot Junkyard, using the scrap materials there to resurrect fallen Reploids. When the player first meets him, he looks like a strange dangling organism with eyes, which is actually a larva/cocoon. He can move around and drop junk on the player, and even do a spiraling attack with it. His weakness is Speed Burner.

Strategy

Mega Man X2

Pt. 1 - Cocoon

When the battle begins, Morph Moth (in this form) will swing back and forth like a pendulum. If he swings hard enough he'll drop debris. After his last swing he'll fall to the ground and spin around on the floor, scattering damaging junk and becoming invincible. Then he'll stop in the center of the room (near or exact) and will absorb debris into himself clockwise or counter-clockwise. As he absorbs debris, he will grow bigger. After a few times through his pattern of attacks and absorbing debris, he will become fairly large and pull himself up into the ceiling to transform into his moth form. If enough damage is done to him while in his cocoon form, he will pull up into the ceiling before he reaches his maximum size. For this battle, try to avoid taking damage as much as possible. When he spins on the floor, get off the floor. When he absorbs junk, try to run and dodge in the direction he's absorbing the junk. The player can either let him grow into his true form or pelt him with X-Buster Shots or the Speed Burner. Either way he'll reveal his true form and the real battle will begin.

Pt. 2 - Morph Moth

In this state, Moth will fly around the room dropping sparkling dust/pollen and will occasionally fire a colorful laser beam from his hands. His pollen attack and himself are easily avoided by standing near a wall. If he stops above X and fires a laser, simply dash to avoid it. Just like his previous form, attack him with charged X-Buster shots or Speed Burner, and he'll go down without a problem.

Data

Mega Man X2 stats:

  • Height: 214 cm (7 ft)
  • Weight: 128 kg (282 lbs)
  • Power: 3200rp
  • Speed: 8800rp

Stage enemies

Enemies in Morph Moth's stages:

Other Media

Rockman X2 manga

When X investigates a scrapyard, Morph Moth created an illusion to make X see Reploids he had previously defeated as zombies in order to gain time and transform. X is nervous and has no idea what to do, but when he is attacked by a zombie Wire Sponge, he realizes something is wrong as Wire Sponge was still alive. Looking around, he notices Morph Moth hidden in the ceiling releasing a powder, and attacks him. This causes Morph Moth's illusion to fade, and the zombies that were attacking X are revealed to be Morph Moth's minions.

After taking care of the Mavericks, Morph Moth says that X's cowardice is regrettable and attacks with scrap. A piece of scrap enters the X-Buster when it is about to fire and damages it, and Morph Moth takes the opportunity to transform into his second form. But as X had gained the ability to use the X-Buster in each arm, he is able to fight. After a difficult battle, X manages to destroy Morph Moth with Speed Burner.

Rockman X Mega Mission

In the carddas, Mega Mission 3, he is revived as "Metamor Mothmeanos HL", and attacks the Maverick Hunter base with other three Mavericks disguised as a recruit Hunter under the alias, "Grün Metamo".

Archie Comics

Morph Moth would subsequently appear in the Worlds Unite crossover event, which featured the Mega Man X series joining Archie's Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic Boom titles and other Sega and Capcom franchises. Having been previously defeated by the Maverick Hunters, he was revived by Sigma-1 and added to an army of Mavericks who were soon dispatched to invade other worlds.

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Trivia

  • Morph Moth also appears in the Boss Attack mode from Mega Man Xtreme 2.
  • His stage is the one of the two to not have either instant death spikes or bottomless pits. The other is Flame Stag's Volcanic Zone.
    • In addition, his stage is the only one in the whole game to have nonlethal spiked traps.
  • Morph Moth is the only enemy in the entire game who cannot be defeated in one shot using the Shoryuken. This is due to the fact that his health bar is split in two, and it only causes 16 hit points of damage to him in each form.


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