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Derived from the term "Internet Navigator" a NetNavi (ネットナビ Nettonabi?), or Navi (ナビ Nabi) for short, is a key concept in the Mega Man Battle Network series of video games, developed by Capcom, as well as the MegaMan NT Warrior (Rockman.EXE) anime and manga. NetNavis also have a minor role in Mega Man Star Force, a separate series that takes place 200 years in the future of Mega Man Battle Network.

Characteristics

NetNavi Concepts 2

Concept art of minor NetNavi characters.

A NetNavi is a sentient, or semi-sentient, computer program with artificial intelligence designed to be an assistant for the operator and resides in his or her Personal Terminal, abbreviated as "PET". Specifically, the PET is a multipurpose device that is capable of acting in numerous functions, such as sending and receiving e-mail, acting as an alarm clock and calendar, and acting as a cell phone. Each of these functions is controlled by the NetNavi that resides within the PET under normal circumstances. A PET is, however, also capable of connecting to computerized devices, referred to as "Jacking In" (Plug-In), in which case the NetNavi is transferred to that device and may roam around it, affecting programs contained in that device as required, and moving through that device to any other devices connected to it, such as moving from a specific computer to the larger Internet. In addition, NetNavis may function as anti-virus software, directly combating the offending programs in an activity called "virus busting". Two Navis can also battle one another in "NetBattles," and are designated by the extension ".EXE".

When NetNavis are defeated in these battles, they are usually logged out to avoid permanent damage, though if they're not logged out fast enough, or if they suffer a fatal blow, they will get deleted. For example, MegaMan was deleted after getting hit by PharaohMan's piercing laser in MegaMan NT Warrior and when he sacrificed himself to destroy Alpha in Mega Man Battle Network 3.

NetNavis are given a unique personality that often reflects upon their operator's personality, and usually develops a strong friendship with their operators. NetNavis can also be used as assistants in their operator's occupation. Malicious users may use their Navi to hack into secure computer networks and commit crimes. Though these NetNavis are not technically viruses, they are treated as such. Functionally, these NetNavis are analogous to the Robot Masters of the original Mega Man series. Indeed, many of the NetNavis in the Battle Network series are similar in name, appearance, and concept to their corresponding classic Robot Masters, although not all Navis have a Robot Master equivalent, or vice-versa. There have been a few NetNavis based on characters from other Mega Man series as well, such as Colonel, Iris and Zero from the Mega Man X series and Glyde from the Mega Man Legends series. With the sole exception of Ring.EXE, all navis based on existing characters retains the full name.

NetNavis have the ability to download Battle Chips for use in battle against viruses or each other. Certain NetNavis have elemental stereotypes that define their fighting styles and techniques.

After a Navi has been deleted, their data seems to get carried off somewhere in the Net, as seen when certain areas, a stronger version of villain Navis can be encountered and fought. Also, in a request from Mega Man Battle Network 6 one must find the data of a certain Navi belonging to a certain old woman (who is actually someone who died long time ago).

List of known NetNavis

The Mega Man Battle Network series revolves around several main NetNavis that act as protagonists, as well as a group of NetNavi villains. All of them debuted in the first game.

Rockman-1 MegaMan / Rockman (ロックマン Rokkuman) – Operated by Lan Hikari (Hikari Netto), MegaMan is the main Navi of the series. Originally Lan's twin brother Hub (Saito), he died at a young age due to a rare disease known as "HBD", but his personality was saved by their father, who was at the time working on a project to combine NetNavi programming with human DNA. This information was long withheld from Lan until MegaMan was fatally wounded by MagicMan in the first game. Subsequently, in order to save MegaMan, Lan installed a Hub.BAT file that brought the former’s programming into complete sync with Lan’s DNA (it had previously deviated by a small percentage in order to protect the two). Lan has been known to use both the names "Hub" and "MegaMan" to address his Navi.
Roll. mugshot oss Roll (ロール Rōru) - Operated by Mayl Sakurai (Sakurai Meiru), Roll is the main female NetNavi of the series, and serves as MegaMan's love interest. While not as experienced in battle as MegaMan, Roll is often able to hold her own, and proves to be a valuable ally throughout the series.
Gutsman mugshot oss GutsMan (ガッツマン Gattsuman) - Operated by Dex Oyama (Oyama Dekao), GutsMan is a large and strong Navi who believes that he and his operator are the greatest NetBattlers there are (they continuously fail, though).
Glide mugshot oss Glyde/Glide (グライド Guraido) - Operated by Yai Ayanokoji (Ayanokouji Yaito), Glyde is a cyber-butler armed with rare and powerful chips to help defend himself. He is based on Glyde of the Mega Man Legends series. Renamed Glide in the English anime and manga MegaMan NT Warrior, and from MegaMan Battle Network 4 onward to match with the anime name.
Numberman5 NumberMan (ナンバーマン Nanbāman / 日本語 Kisoman) - Operated by Higsby (Higure Yamitaro), NumberMan was originally a Navi in the criminal organization known as WWW, but, like his operator, turned over a new leaf due to MegaMan and Lan's influence. Afterwards, he is effectively the mascot for Higsby's Battle Chip shop, where the player can purchase chips or use the Number Trader he operates to trade chips for new ones and enter lottery numbers to get valuable chips. He later joins Team Colonel in order to gain self-confidence.
Protoman mug shot oss ProtoMan / Blues (ブルース Burūsu) - Operated by Eugene Chaud (Enzan Ijuin), he and his operator are Official NetBattlers. They are considered to be MegaMan's and Lan's rivals, often working towards the same general goal but in substantially different manners. Weirdly, it is Chaud, and not ProtoMan, that shares the personality of the original series' Proto Man.
Bass Bass / Forte (フォルテ Forute) - Intended to be the first fully autonomous NetNavi, fully independent of an operator, Bass was falsely blamed for causing massive problems in Alpha, the original Internet, and was nearly killed by the SciLab Elite Corps. Because of this, Bass has hated humankind ever since. At one point, Sean Obihiro (Obihiro Shun) of Gospel attempted to make a clone army of Bass copies, eventually leading to the accidental creation of the Gospel Megavirus.

Other NetNavis

Below is a list of NetNavis organized by their game debut.

Common Navis

NormNavMug NormalNavi (ノーマルナビ) - Generic NPC Navis with a robotic appearance. Early in the series, there was only one design of normal Navis, with 2 colors, Green and Yellow. Some of them varies in colors and appearance details, unlike custom Navis, who are far more varied in appearance and ability. In the anime, ProtoMan once refered to them as "general-purpose navis".
BN3HeelMug HeelNavi (ヒールナビ) - Generic NPC Navis. Most of them are seen as vandals or even villains, but it's possible to find a few good HeelNavis in games. They are also mistakenly called "HealNavis", as heel and heal are homophones. They are also known as "Punk" Navis. They first appeared in Battle Network, being a purple/black recolor of the Normal Navis with angry eyes. Starting with Battle Network 3, they were redesigned, were all Purple and had 'disc' shaped heads. Later series made stronger ones black. They received another design change in Battle Network 6, looking somewhat like SkullMan. Normal ones are black, while stronger ones are Red (it's suggested that HeelNavis working for Wily are Black, while -real- HeelNavis, who have a sense of authority are Red.)

Mega Man Battle Network

BN1IceMug IceMan (アイスマン Aisuman) - Operated by Dr. Froid (Hikawa Seiji) in the games and by his son, Tory (Hikawa Tohru), in the anime. Both, IceMan and Dr. Froid were forced to work for the WWW to freeze the water supply of the town and then pollute it, when Froid's son was kidnapped (the reverse is true in the anime). In the anime, a distinguishing feature of IceMan that is brought up frequently later in the series is a birthmark on his rear end. He follows his operators orders quite well.
BN1BombMug BombMan / BomberMan (ボンバーマン Bonbāman) - Created by Dr. Wily, BombMan is an independent Navi and guardian of the WWW server. He is not very intelligent, as he often uses Internet shorthand (e.g. "Who R U?") when speaking (in the English game). He was deleted when he self-destructed in order to prevent MegaMan from reaching the WWW Server. He was renamed BlasterMan in the English anime.
BN1ColorMug ColorMan / ColoredMan (カラードマン Karādoman) - Operated by Ms. Madd (Iroaya Madoi), ColorMan is one of WWW's Navis and attacks the city's traffic guidance system, changing all of the traffic lights from red to green and causing accidents. He is aided by two clown totems, and rides around on a Homing Ball (Tama). MegaMan first met him in IceMan's level where he seemed to be a peaceful Navi, but soon shows his true identity. He was renamed WackoMan in the English anime.
BN1ElecMug ElecMan (エレキマン Erekiman) - Operated by Jack Zap/Count Zap (Jack Electel/Count Elec), ElecMan is one of WWW's Navis and attacks the city's power plant. He can control and generate electricity. He appears in Battle Network 6 under the control of Count Zap's wife, Ann.
BN1FireMug FireMan (ファイアマン Faiaman) - Operated by Mr. Match (Kenichi Hino/Hinoken), FireMan is one of WWW's Navis who was witness to its downfall at the hands of MegaMan. With his operator, he was responsible for computerized ovens attacking their owners. He reappears later on, and turns good after being double-crossed by fellow WWW expatriates. He was renamed TorchMan in the English anime.
BN1MagicMug MagicMan (マジックマン Majikkuman) - Operated by Yahoot (Mahajarama), MagicMan is one of WWW's Navis. Originally he was to be called Wizardman.
BN2PharaohMug PharaohMan (ファラオマン Faraoman) - A Navi created by Dr. Wily and assigned to protect the WWW's most hidden secrets from invaders. In the anime, he is the "Ultimate NetNavi" created by Tadashi Hikari.
BN2ShadowMug ShadowMan (シャドーマン Shadōman) - Operated by the mercenary, Mr. Dark/Dusk (Dark Miyabi), ShadowMan has been hired for missions by the WWW, the Professor, Nebula (anime only), and Gospel, with each of those assignments leading him into confrontations with MegaMan. In Battle Network 5, he takes on a job working for Team Colonel when Nebula attacks the Internet.
BCCSharkMug SharkMan (シャークマン Shākuman) - Operated by Masa, SharkMan is an aquatic Navi who can swim through netspace as if it were water.
BCCSkullMug SkullMan (スカルマン Sukaruman) - Operated by Miyu (Kuroi Miyuki), SkullMan is a Navi with the ability to break apart his body and attack in separate pieces.
BN1StoneMug StoneMan (ストーンマン Sutōnman) - Created by Dr. Wily, StoneMan is an independent Navi that works for the WWW and shuts down the city's subway system.
BN4WoodMug WoodMan (ウッドマン Uddoman) - Operated by Sal (Saroma), WoodMan is a Navi that has participated in the Eagle Tournament and was tricked into attacking Cielo Castillo's network in an attempt to make people see "nature's wrath."

Mega Man Battle Network 2

BN2AirMug AirMan (エアーマン Eāman) - Operated by Arashi Kazefuki, AirMan can form whirlwinds and merge them into one big tornado. He attacks the ventilation system in Yai's house, resulting in a buildup of dangerous gas.
BN2CutMug CutMan (カットマン Kattoman) - Second-in-command of the mercenary group that ShadowMan leads, CutMan idolizes ShadowMan and does his best to live up to his idol's expectations. In the anime, he has a group of five siblings, the CutMan Brothers, that constantly plot revenge for his demise.
*Cut Man is the only one of the original 6 Robot Masters whose Navi counterpart did not appear in the first game.
BN2FreezeMug FreezeMan (フリーズマン Furīzuman) - The top Navi of Gospel. Originally operated by Sean Obihiro, FreezeMan locks up the environmental control systems around the cyberworld, resulting in earthquakes, floods, and heat waves worldwide. He can encase himself in ice for protection.
BCCGateMug GateMan (ゲートマン Gētoman) - Operated by Mr. Famous (Eguchi Meijin), GateMan is a Navi with various weapons hidden in the panel at his chest. He was the first contest-winning Navi design.
BN6HeatMug HeatMan (ヒートマン Hītoman) - Mr. Match's second Navi. He can enclose himself in a lighter for defense. He appears again in Battle Network 6 Cybeast Gregar as an ally and Megaman's first Link Navi partner.
BN2KnightMug KnightMan (ナイトマン Naitoman) - Operated by Princess Pride, KnightMan originally worked for Gospel, attacking a conference on the organization's activities, but like his operator, changes his ways by joining Team Colonel at MegaMan's request.
BN2MagnetMug MagnetMan (マグネットマン Magunettoman) - Operated first by Gauss Magnus (Gauss Magnets), then by his daughter, Tesla Magnus (Tesla Magnets), MagnetMan was a former Gospel Navi who committed an act of airborne terrorism at Gauss' request. He hijacks a plane still in flight and wants to decimate the passengers. He's larger than his Mega Man series counterpart and his overdrive attack consists of him making a blue clone of himself and smashing together (red + blue attract each other). He later joined forces with Team ProtoMan.
BN2NapalmMug NapalmMan (ナパームマン Napāmuman) - A military-grade Navi and guardian of the hidden WWW server after he was stolen from the Electopian military by the WWW. Later comes under the control of a fireworks maker named Fyrefox (Rokushakudama Nenji) and becomes a member of Team Protoman. He was renamed MoltanicMan in the English anime.
BN2PlanetMug PlanetMan (プラネットマン Puranettoman) - A mysterious Navi and temporary leader of the WWW whose origins are unknown.
BN2QuickMug QuickMan (クイックマン Kuikkuman) - Operated by Speedy Dave (Hayami Daisuke), QuickMan is an incredibly fast Navi who was sent to destroy the Okuden Dam with explosives.
BCCSnakeMug SnakeMan (スネークマン Sunēkuman) - Operated by Ms. Millions (Ms. Millionaire), SnakeMan can hide in his jar for protection.
BN4.5ThunderMug ThunderMan (サンダーマン Sandaaman) - Operated by Raoul, ThunderMan is a Navi that can surround his enemies with clouds to hamper their movements. He reappears again in Battle Network 4 Red Sun as a competitor in the Red Sun Tournament. After defeating him, Megaman gains the Thunder Soul.
BN5ToadMug ToadMan (トードマン Toodoman) - Operated by Ribitta (Midorikawa Kero), ToadMan can launch song notes that paralyze opponents. Ribitta and ToadMan later join Team Colonel for reporting purposes.

Mega Man Battle Network 3

BN3BeastMug BeastMan (ビーストマン Bīsutoman) - Operated by Takeo Inukai, BeastMan is an animalistic Navi working for the WWW. He invades the zoo systems, causing animals to go berserk through chips implanted in their bodies. He makes a second appearance later in the game as the 8th ranked navi. He was renamed SavageMan in the English anime.
BN3BowlMug BowlMan (ボウルマン Bouruman) - A Navi from the Undernet ranked #2. He's made up of bowling balls and pins, and even "bowls" straight at MegaMan. He is exclusive to the Blue/Black version of MegaMan Battle Network 3.
BN3BubbleMug BubbleMan (バブルマン Baburuman) - A Navi working for the WWW that was created by Dr. Wily who is DrillMan's cousin. He assaults people with exploding bubbles from dishwashers built by the organization. BubbleMan is a coward, and retreats several times when encountered. In the anime, he is ShadeMan's most trusted ally, who frequently races back and forth between being a villain and Navi of neutral alignment.
BN5NoimageMug CopyMan (コピーマン Kopīman) - A Navi from UnderNet ranked #3 with the ability to adopt the forms of other Navis. He takes on the appearance of GutsMan, and mimics his moves and abilities. His true form is unknown. It is unknown if NoodleMan in the anime has been based on CopyMan, because not only does he have the ability to transform, but, like CopyMan, took the form of GutsMan, adopting the name "NuggetsMan".
BN3DarkMug DarkMan (ダークマン Dākuman) - An assassin Navi seeking to fight Serenade, but must first delete ten-thousand NetNavis. He guards the UnderNet Secret Server with YamatoMan, and can change his alignment between Fire, Elec, and Aqua elements.
BN3DesertMug DesertMan (デザートマン Dezātoman) - Operated by Noboru Sunayama, DesertMan is a Navi that moves around in sand. Disguised as a generic Navi, he attempts to abduct ProtoMan in battle.
BN3DrillMug DrillMan (ドリルマン Doriruman) - BubbleMan's cousin created by Dr. Wily who possesses the ability to dig underground and attack his enemies. DrillMan steals the computer system Alpha (Proto) from SciLab, and creates a wormhole leading into the UnderNet.
BN3FlameMug FlameMan (フレイムマン Fureimuman) - Mr. Match's third Navi, FlameMan sabotages the SciLab heating system, overheating the building. He augments his abilities with candles. In the manga, he is depicted as a transformation of FireMan through the use of Dark Power.
BN3FlashMug FlashMan (フラッシュマン Furasshuman) - Operated by Rei Saiko, FlashMan steals a passcode for Alpha from Lan's school, and hypnotizes his friends when they interfere.
BCCKingMug KingMan (キングマン Kinguman) - Operated by Tora (Aragoma Torakichi), KingMan is a chess-themed Navi that can attack with chess pieces. He is one of the competitors in the N1 Grand Prix.
BCCMetalMug MetalMan (メタルマン Metaruman) - Operated by Tamako Shiraizumi, MetalMan is a heavily armored Navi. He was renamed HeavyMetalMan in the English anime. He makes a second appearance in Megaman Battle Network 4 Blue Moon as a participant in the Hawk tournament. After his defeat, Megaman gains the Metal Soul.
BN3MistMug MistMan (ミストマン Misutoman) - A genie Navi in a magic lamp from the Undernet ranked #2. The player may want to hit the lamp as MistMan is made up of mist (hence his name) and cannot be attacked normally. Only seen in White/original version of Mega Man Battle Network 3, except for his omega version.
BN3PlantMug PlantMan (プラントマン Purantoman) - Operated by Anetta, PlantMan steals a passcode for Alpha from a hospital, temporarily shutting down the systems and risking the life of one of Lan's friends, Mamoru. He was renamed VineMan in the English anime.
BN5NoimageMug Punk (パンク Panku) - Mr. Famous' second, highly customized Navi. He is the only one of Mr. Famous' Navis in all six games who was not designed by a fan. In combat, he invades the opponents area to strike and constantly moves around, making him increddibly tough.
BN3SerenadeMug Serenade (セレナード Serenādo) - The ruler of the Undernet, and one of the few Navis to defeat Bass, Serenade was created by Dr. Urakawa. Extremely ambiguous in terms of gender, the subject is constantly debated among fans. He/she was referred to as a male in the American version of the game, and a female in the Japanese version of the manga, and even as both male and female in the English manga, but was confirmed by one of the game designers to be a sort of divine, perfect being that transcends gender.
BN3JapanMug YamatoMan (ヤマトマン) / JapanMan - Serenade's bodyguard created by a SciLab team, YamatoMan is extremely adept with his spear, able to project it over a wide area. He can also conquer the enemy area with tiny soldiers. He guards the Undernet Secret Server along with DarkMan. He was renamed JapanMan in the English media.

Mega Man Battle Network 4

BN4AquaMug AquaMan (アクアマン Akuaman) - Operated by Shuko Kido, AquaMan is a childlike Navi capable of flooding cyberspace when he cries. He was renamed SpoutMan in the English anime and Mega Man Battle Network 6. He provides both the Aqua Soul and Spout Cross abilities in their respective games.
BN4BurnerMug BurnerMan (バーナーマン Baanaaman) - Operated by Atsuki Homura, BurnerMan engages in a constant feud with FireMan, similar to their operators.
BN4ColdMug ColdMan (コルドマン Korudoman) - Operated by Ivan Chillski (Ivan Coolisky), ColdMan hacks Sharo's weather control systems to cause a blizzard. He was renamed FridgeMan in the English anime.
BN4JunkMug JunkMan (ジャンクマン Jankuman) - A Navi born from junk data, he was renamed JunkDataMan in the English anime. He is a lonely Navi without an operator. Megaman claims the Junk Soul after defeating him in the Blue Moon Tournament
BN4KendoMug KendoMan (ケンドーマン Kendooman) - Mr. Famous' third Navi, and a master of kendo. He was the winning design in the second contest.
BN4LaserMug LaserMan (レーザーマン Rēzāman) - Operated by Dr. Regal, LaserMan is effectively the Navi in charge of Nebula, who was deleted at the hands of MegaMan in his attempt to control the asteroid that contained Duo.
BN5DarkMega Dark MegaMan (ダークロックマン Dāku Rokkuman, Dark Rockman) / MegaMan DS (Rockman DS) - The darkness within MegaMan released in physical form. He has full access to the powers of the Dark Chips. In the manga, he was a cannibalistic Navi that worked alongside LaserMan to absorb Bass. In the anime, he was created by Dr. Regal after MegaMan was infused with dark energy from a bite to the neck by ShadeMan. In addition to his Dark Chip arsenal, he could also predict Lan and MegaMan's battle patterns. He infiltrated Duo's comet, only to be impaled through the chest by Slur's sword. In an act of redemption, he sacrificed himself in an attempt to delete her, but was unsuccessful.
BN4SearchMug SearchMan (サーチマン Sāchiman) - Operated by Raika (Laika), SearchMan is a soldier Navi armed with a sniper rifle in his right arm and the ability of camouflage. He joins Team ProtoMan at ProtoMan's request.
BN4ShadeMug ShadeMan (シェードマン Shēdoman) - Created by Dr. Regal, ShadeMan is a vampiric Darkloid who frequently antagonizes MegaMan as well as (in a crossover with the Boktai series of video games) Django the Solar Boy. In the anime, he is the initial leader of the Darkloids, and is deleted by Cross Fusion LaserMan at the end of Axess, only to return in Stream through the Past Tunnel with the intent of transforming all Navis into Darkloids.
BN4SparkMug SparkMan (スパークマン Supākuman) - Operated by Terry JoMon (Joumon Teruo), SparkMan can send electricity through his enemies with his prodlike arms.
BN4TopMug TopMan (タップマン Tappuman) - Operated by Tensuke Takumi, TopMan is a somewhat senile Navi.
BN4VideoMug VideoMan (ビデオマン Bideoman) - Operated by Viddy Narcy (Narcy Hide, real name Yamashita Hidenosuke), VideoMan is a Navi that can rewind to heal, and fast-forward to improve his speed. He attempts to force MegaMan to forfeit a battle by reversing his movements.
BN4WindMug WindMan (ウインドマン Uindoman) - Operated by Lilly (Igarashi Ran), WindMan causes a windstorm in cyberspace when his operator accidentally becomes drunk. He was renamed WindBlastMan in the English anime. He provides the Wind Soul in Red Sun.

Mega Man Battle Network 5

BN5BlizzardMug BlizzardMan (ブリザードマン Burizādoman) - Created by Dr. Regal, BlizzardMan is a skiing, snowman-like Darkloid who takes over the ACDC Area. He also has a tendency to say "Whoosh!" at least once when he speaks in the English game.
BN5CloudMug CloudMan (クラウドマン Kuraudoman) - Created by Dr. Regal, CloudMan is a Darkloid with a resemblance to the Japanese thunder god Raiden.
BN5ColonelMug Colonel (カーネル Kāneru) - Operated by Baryl (Barrel), Colonel is the head of an elite team of Navis who free the net from Nebula's influence. He appears again in BN6, as the leader of WWW, with his "good half" (taking the form of Iris) ripped out of him by Dr. Willy.
BN5CosmoMug CosmoMan (コスモマン Kosumoman) - Created by Dr. Regal, CosmoMan is the strongest of the four Darkloids and acts as leader after the demise of LaserMan.
BN5NoimageMug GridMan / FootMan (フットマン Futtoman) - Mr. Famous' fourth and final Navi, modeled after a football player. Though he seems to swap positions at will, he can and will summon his "Team" to back him up.
BN5GyroMug GyroMan (ジャイロマン Jairoman) - Operated by Charlie Airstar, GyroMan is a Navi that can transform into a helicopter. He joins Team ProtoMan at ProtoMan's request.
BN5LarkMug LarkMan / SwallowMan (スワローマン Suwarōman) - An independent Navi from the UnderNet who prides himself on being the "freest of all birds".
Meddy-Mugshot Meddy (メディ Medi) - A nurse Navi operated by Jasmine. After encountering MegaMan in the UnderNet, Meddy joins Team ProtoMan. In the anime, she and Roll are rivals for MegaMan's affections.
BN5TomahawkMug TomahawkMan (トマホークマン Tomahōkuman) - Operated by Dingo, TomahawkMan is a Navi fashioned after a Native American warrior. Colonel convinces him to join Team Colonel. He fights using a tomahawk, and uses a totem pole to summon meteors, heal, and become invulnerable. In Mega Man Battle Network 6, he goes into battle with an eagle.

Mega Man Battle Network 6

BN6BlastMug BlastMan (ブラストマン Burasutoman) - Operated by Mr. Joe Mach (Mach-sensei) of WWW, BlastMan is a fire-wielding Navi. He was also operated briefly by Mick (Kojirou Aragaki).
BN6ChargeMug ChargeMan (チャージマン Chājiman) - Operated by Mr. Al Ferry (Kurogane Kunio), ChargeMan is a Navi based on a train.
BN6CircusMug CircusMan (サーカスマン Sākasuman) - Operated by Yuika (Chirol) of WWW, CircusMan is a clown-like Navi. Originally, he was named PierotMan by his designer.
BN6DiveMug DiveMan (ダイブマン Daibuman) - Operated by Blackbeard (Captain Kurohige) of WWW, DiveMan is a Navi based on a submarine who ends all his sentences with "de a~ru" in the Japanese version and "Awooga" in the English version.
BN6DustMug DustMan (ダストマン Dasutoman) - Operated by Mister Press, DustMan is a Navi based on a vacuum cleaner.
BN6ElementMug ElementMan (エレメントマン Erementoman) - Operated by Vic (Nyuudo Tsuyuharu) of WWW, ElementMan is a Navi capable of changing his battle element from Neutral to Wood, Fire, Elec, or Aqua. In the anime, he cannot say anything beyond "pikira."
BN6GroundMug GroundMan (グランドマン Gurandoman) - Operated by Moliarty (Horisugi Dotarou), GroundMan is a Navi based on a drill vehicle.
BN6IrisMug Iris (アイリス Airisu) - Colonel's sister who was created from his kindness and weapons control program. After Baryl's father died, Colonel's emotion data was extracted by Dr. Wily and shaped into Iris, for use as a weapons control program. In both Battle Network 6 and the anime, she travels around the real world via modified CopyBot. In the latter, she was instead created by Tadashi Hikari of Beyondard, and has the ability to erect barriers and bypass firewalls without interference.
BN6JudgeMug JudgeMan (ジャッジマン Jajjiman) - Operated by Prosecutor Ito (Roppou Satoru) of WWW, JudgeMan is a Navi based on books. Originally, he was to be named BookMan by his designer.
BN6EraseMug KillerMan (キラーマン Kirāman) / EraseMan - A demonic Navi that serves as a hitman belonging to Dark Scythe (Dark Kirisaki).
BN6SlashMug SlashMan (スラッシュマン Surasshuman) - Operated by Ms. Pat Fahran (Paxy Faran), SlashMan is a Navi fitted with long claws.
BN6TenguMug TenguMan (テングマン) - Operated by Master Feng-Tian (Fuuten Roushi), TenguMan is a legendary Navi based on a Tengu.

Mega Man Network Transmission

NTBrightMug BrightMan (ブライトマン Buraitoman) - Operated by an unknown character, BrightMan is capable of deflecting attacks. He has a habit of snapping his fingers and shouting his trademark line: "Check it out!"
NTGravityMug GravityMan (グラビティマン Gurabitiman) - Created by Professor WWW, GravityMan is a gravity-controlling Navi. In the anime, he speaks with a robotic singular tone.
NTNeedleMug NeedleMan (ニードルマン Nīdoruman) - Operated by an unseen gardener at Yai's house, NeedleMan is a Navi who speaks the yakuza dialect in the Japanese version. In the anime, he is operated by Ms. Yuri (Ozono Yuriko), twin sister of Lan's teacher, Ms. Mari (Ozono Mariko). He was renamed SpikeMan in the English anime.
BN45StarMug StarMan (スターマン Sutāman) - Employed by the Professor, StarMan is a Navi that might be small in size, but in actuality, is quite powerful. He was renamed NovaMan in the English anime.
NTSwordMug SwordMan (ソードマン Sōdoman) - Created by the Professor, SwordMan is a Navi with three heads, each one with a different personality.
NTZeroMug Zero (ゼロ) - Created by Dr. Wily and resurrected for the plans of the Professor, Zero is actually a Navi-like virus whose viral form can cause Navis to freeze or run wild. After his defeat, his viral nature may be sealed by Dr. Hikari given the attainment of "Mystery Data". In the anime, he is manufactured by the Professor to oversee the resurrection of the Super Cybeast, Grezar, but gradually develops a will of his own.

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge

BCCRingMug Ring(リング Ringu) - Operated by Mary Towa, Ring is a Navi who often argues with her operator over who is responsible for defeat.
BCCTurboMug TurboMan (ターボマン Taaboman) - Operated by Kai Todoroki, TurboMan is a dragster Navi who idolizes MegaMan (just as his operator idolizes Lan). He is able to transform into a car to run over his enemies.

Rockman.EXE Phantom of Network

The following Navis appear in the mobile phone game Rockman.EXE Phantom of Network, as well as episodes 21-26 of Rockman.EXE Beast+.

PoNHatMug HatMan (ハットマン Hattoman) - Operated by Mr. Hat's son, Shuuichi. HatMan is a born magician.
BN5NoimageMug JammingMan (ジャミングマン Jaminguman) - An insect-like Elec Navi equipped with antennae that allows it to emit pulse signals to disrupt communication systems. In the anime, JammingMan cuts off access to the cyberworld during the Phantom Navi incident from within Science Labs. Its unique structural composition is the basis for the cache data duplicates of humans created by Cache in the final two episodes of the series.
BN5NoimageMug Cache (キャッシュ Kyasshu) - Cache is the final boss of Phantom of Network, an entity born of the Cache Server. He has access to cache data, which allows him to create backup copies of Navis. In the anime, he is the source of the Phantom Navis, upon whom he bestows remnants of the Zero Virus to allow them to substantiate in the real world, and it is his intention that all existence be consumed into his growing body.

Legend of Network

BN5NoimageMug RideMan (ライドマン Raidoman) - A cowboy-themed Navi that can rope his enemies to attack them at close range.

Operate Shooting Star

OSSClockMug ClockMan (クロックマン Kurokkuman) - A NetNavi that can travel on time.

Made-for-TV

  • Drill-Mach - One of the competitors in the N1 Grand Prix who was defeated by StoneMan and BombMan. He was captured by Allegro for the little robot's amusement. Incorrectly dubbed "DrillMan" in the English anime.
  • GreenMan - One of the competitors in the N1 Grand Prix who was easily defeated by GutsMan. Unnamed in the Japanese version.
  • LeagueMan (リーグマン Rīguman) - Operated by Kyuuta Hoshida, LeagueMan is a born baseball-playing Navi with an insanely powerful pitch.
  • PickMan (ツルハシマン Tsuruhashiman) - One of the Navis who was defeated in the N1 Grand Prix by StoneMan and BombMan. He was captured by Allegro for the little robot's amusement.
  • PrismMan (プリズマン Purizuman) - PrismMan is a police Navi operated by Gorou Misaki. He is often the test subject for Cross Fusion experiments, although he has never successfully Cross Fused without the use of Dark Synchro Chip.
  • RocketMan / BreakMan (ブレイクマン Bureikuman) - One of the competitors in the N1 Grand Prix who was defeated by IceMan. He was again defeated by ProtoMan and ShiningMan in a tag team match with WhaleMan.
  • Nenjiro - A generic Navi that belonged to Fyrefox before he sacrificed himself to save Fyrefox. As a result of Fyrefox's loss, he refers to his new NetNavi, Asteroid NapalmMan, as "Nenjiro".
  • NoodleMan / SanukiMan (サヌキマン) - A Navi who can take on the appearance of other Navis and uses udon-like tentacles to tangle opponents. He takes the shape of GutsMan and goes under the pseudo-name NuggetsMan (Kutsman).
  • SherbetMan (シャーベットマン Shābettoman) - One of the ice Navis that was destroyed by Zoanoroid StoneMan. He resembles a polar bear.
  • ShineMan (シャインマン Shainman) - A NetNavi operated by Saiko Rei before he was upgraded into Asteroid FlashMan by Slur. ShineMan participated in the Navi Card Races.
  • ShiningMan (シャイニングマン Shaininguman) - One of the competitors in the N1 Grand Prix. He was in a tag team match alongside ProtoMan, and was logged out along with both of their opponents with one attack. ShiningMan has a theme song in battle. He was captured by Allegro for the little robot's amusement, and is based on Rainbowman.
  • Silk (シルク Shiruku) - A nurse Navi that was operated by Anetta. During a fire in a hospital, Silk tried to stop the system from malfunctioning. She was overwhelmed by a dark aura in the system, however, and was deleted when she impaled herself on ProtoMan's sword (in the English version, she remained in the system to keep the hospital doors open and was deleted, while ProtoMan watched and tried to convince her to escape).
  • Slur (スラー Surā) - A servant of Duo whose primary objective is to test mankind. She appears to humans and offers them Asteroid Navis and Dimensional Chips, then watches the results of her actions to assess whether or not the world deserves to survive. Being an extraterrestrial Navi, she is extremely powerful, sending Bass to the UnderNet at the beginning of Stream, and single-handedly defeating MegaMan, ProtoMan, SearchMan and Colonel nearing the end. She is ultimately deleted by Bass, who surprises her with the powers he absorbed from the remnants of Nebula Grey following the events of the movie.
  • Trill (トリル Toriru) - A child Navi created by Tadashi Hikari of Beyondard. Trill was discovered by Bubbleman after thawing from Colonel's Ice Seed. Being in an infant state, he would not stop crying until held by MegaMan, but "grew up" and gained the ability to speak. Trill is known as the "Synchronizer," and is heavily sought after by the Cybeast armies and Wily of Beyondard for his special talents. It is Trill's power that allows MegaMan to "Beast Out". In the final episode of the series, a cache data duplicate of Trill urges Lan and MegaMan to gather their strengths and defeat Cache. He is able to store viruses inside his pockets to defend himself.
  • WhaleMan (ホエールマン Hoēruman) - One of the N1 Grand Prix Navis who was defeated by SharkMan and was later defeated again by ProtoMan and ShiningMan in a tag team match with BreakMan. He was captured by Allegro for the little robot's amusement. WhaleMan is the only anime-exclusive Navi that has a Zoanoroid counterpart.
  • YetiMan (イエティマン Ietiman) - One of the ice Navis that was destroyed by Zoanoroid StoneMan.

Mega Man Star Force

In the Mega Man Star Force games, most Net Navis have been significantly downgraded from their original functions. Most generic Navis now seem to be autonomous (without need of an Operator), and those with specialized functions and expertise (often for outright mundane things, such as air-conditioning) can be summoned through the use of their representative cards. Geo obtains a number of these cards over the course of the first game, though, strangely, Net Navis seem to disappear from the second game onward. Some Navis are unusable, such as the Delivery Navi (a Navi in the shape of a truck), which is seen mostly on EM Wave roads.

Propellerman PropellerMan (プロペラマン Puroperaman) - Geo receives a PropellerMan card from Chase Winde. His area of expertise regards aeronautics - he can pilot anything from RC Choppers to robots designed to operate in Zero-G and is more than happy to offer advice on how to achieve flight.
Pitcherman PitcherMan/Pitchman (ピッチマン Picchiman) - Geo finds PitcherMan's card underneath a bench, where it had been "sealed" away by Joe Hawnt, a local boy who fears that it is cursed. An expert on all things baseball, one of his main uses is to operate Pitching Machines, though he can also be used in a baseball-themed arcade game. He maintains that he can only deal one pitch at a time, outright discouraging extended use.
Keyman KeyMan/Openman (オープンマン Oopunman) - Geo takes KeyMan's card from an AMAKEN Employee's pocket when he needs to open the door leading outside of the SpaceSim (the employee in question was currently incapacitated). KeyMan's primary purpose to operate security system, often simply to unlock doors, though he requires the proper password to do so. As his main focus is security, it will often be his primary suggestion when his opinion is considered.
Thermoman ThermoMan/Airconman (エアコンマン Eakonman) - Geo receives ThermoMan's card from a maintenance man who worked at Nacy's Department Store in Time Square. ThermoMan's main purpose is to operate air-conditioning systems (his three main options are Heat, Cool, and Wind); depending on the power of the system, he may be able to significantly change the nature of an environment. His personal preference is for the temperature to be "just right", which reflects his emphasis on comfort.
Shovelman ShovelMan (ショベルマン Shoberuman) - A NetNavi that belongs to the Dump Workers. It is summoned to control backhoes.
BN5NoimageMug TeacherMan - A Navi whose main purpose is simply to function as a teacher - they may tutor students, serve as aides to human teachers, or in certain cases, teach class themselves. For example, before he begins going to school, Geo studies under TeacherMan (it is unknown whether "TeacherMan" refers to either a single, specific NetNavi or a whole class of them), who sends reports of his progress back to the school. There seems to be a subspecies called MathTeacherMan, though this may be an error on the part of the game's English localization team.
BN5NoimageMug DriveMan (ドライブマン Doraibuman) - Another Navi unseen in the game, though referenced by multiple characters. DriveMan's purpose is apparently to operate automobiles and vehicles as an intelligent autopilot, perhaps if the driver in question is either incapacitated, unwilling, or simply not of legal age to drive themselves (such as Luna, Bud, and Zack in the first scenario of the game).

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