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This is a list of Vile's weaponry in the Mega Man X series, primarily in the game Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. He can equip one weapon each to his arms, shoulders, and legs, and they are further divided by their weapon systems (Vulcans, Missiles, Rocket punches, Cannons, Lasers, Cutters, Napalms, Balls, and Flamethrowers). Finally, each weapon system is ordered by weapon color — the first weapon is gold, then green, violet, indigo, and finally cyan. Each weapon has a cost to its use, and the total cost of all three equipped weapons must be less than Vile's available resources, which increase for each boss he defeats. Defeating the final bosses (X and Zero) removes this limitation. Vile also frequently uses customized Ride Armors which he nicknames "Goliath".

In Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, Vile starts off with the Vulcan, Cannon, and Napalm weapon systems, equipped with the Cherry Blast, Front Runner, and Bumpity Boom weapons. The other weapon systems must be obtained by defeating specific bosses, and individual weapons are only revealed after both the boss holding the weapon system and the boss holding the weapon itself are defeated. For example, the "Straight Nightmare", a Laser-type weapon obtained from Storm Eagle, will only be made available after both Sting Chameleon and Storm Eagle are defeated.

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Vile, from Maverick Hunter X.

Arm Weapons

Arm Weapons are generally the weakest of Vile's weapons, but their high firing rate and low WE usage means that they can deal a large amount of damage in a short period of time.

MHX-Icon-Vile-VulcanIcon Vulcans

Vulcans are Vile's standard Arm Weapons. While individually weak, they have good rapid-fire ability.

Name Boss Cost Description
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-CherryBlast Cherry Blast
Cherī Burasuto
Available from start.2 unitsWith a range of approximately 25 feet, this vulcan is easy to use.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-ZipZapper Zip Zapper
Jīppu Zappā
Armored Armadillo8 unitsThough boasting extreme accuracy, this vulcan lacks extensive range.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-BuckshotDance Buckshot Dance
Bakkushotto Dansu
Sting Chameleon12 unitsThe scattering power of this vulcan results in less than perfect aiming.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-DistanceNeedler Distance Needler
Disutansu Nīdorā
Chill Penguin6 unitsThis vulcan has good range and speed, but cannot fire rapidly. It is effective against Spark Mandrill.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-Triple7 Triple 7
Toripuru Sebun
Flame Mammoth16 unitsBoasting both power and spread, this vulcan consumes much power. Ironically, this is also the Vulcan Weapon used when Vile rides the Goliath Ride Armor in the game, albeit without using any weapon energy.

MHX-Icon-Vile-MissleIcon Missiles

Missiles offer more power than vulcans, but consume more energy. This weapon system is obtained from Launch Octopus.

Name Boss Cost Description
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-HumerusCrush Humerus Crush
Hyūmerasu Kurasshu
Launch Octopus4 unitsMissiles offer more power than vulcans, but consume more energy. It is effective against Boomerang Kuwanger.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-PopcornDemon Popcorn Demon
Poppukōn Dēmon
Sting Chameleon6 unitsThis missile splits into 3 and can cause great damage.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-BanzaiBeetle Banzai Beetle
Banzai Bītoru
Storm Eagle6 unitsA set of wings allows this missile to glide, contacting many enemies. It is effective against Flame Mammoth and Boomerang Kuwanger.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-LostLamb Lost Lamb
Rosuto Ramu
Boomerang Kuwanger6 unitsThis missile travels at an odd angle but can be very useful. It is effective against Boomerang Kuwanger.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-SerotinalBullet Serotinal Bullet
Serotinaru Baretto
Chill Penguin4 unitsThis missile is extremely slow, but can be set as a trap. It is effective against Boomerang Kuwanger and Spark Mandrill.

MHX-Icon-Vile-RocketPunchIcon Rocket Punches

Vile's Rocket Punch weapons are similar to the Hard Knuckle from Mega Man 3 and the Mega Arm from Mega Man V. They are extremely powerful, but can only be fired once at a time. This weapon system is obtained from Spark Mandrill.

Name Boss Cost Description
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-GoGetterRight Go-Getter Right
Gō Gettā Raito
Spark Mandrill6 unitsA rocket punch sends your fist flying to teach enemies a lesson. It is effective against Armored Armadillo.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-SpoiledBrat Spoiled Brat
Supoirudo Buratto
Launch Octopus6 unitsThough lacking in power, this rocket punch offers intense speed.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-EgoisticPill Egoistic Pill
Egoisutikku Piru
Armored Armadillo12 unitsThis punch can pierce enemies and objects, but can be stubborn. It is effective against Armored Armadillo.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-GoldenRight Golden Right
Gōruden Raito
Flame Mammoth20 unitsThough suffering from a short range, this weapon is among the strongest.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-InfinityGig Infinity Gig
Infinitī Gigu
Chill Penguin16 unitsAdvanced homing technology can be difficult to get a handle on. It is effective against Spark Mandrill and Armored Armadillo.

Shoulder Weapons

Shoulder Weapons are of middling strength, and can be aimed to fire at 0°, 30°, and 60°. Because of this, they are best used against airborne enemies. Furthermore, if used in the air they will cause Vile to hover while firing, decreasing their firing time. This technique can also be used to extend the horizontal distance of Vile's jumps.

MHX-Icon-Vile-CannonIcon Cannons

Cannons are Vile's standard Shoulder Weapons.

Name Boss Cost Description
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-FrontRunner Front Runner
Furonto Ran'nā
Available from start.2 unitsThis cannon not only offers power, but can be aimed up and down.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-TridentLine Trident Line
Toraidento Rain
Sting Chameleon6 unitsThis weapon fires 3 rounds, but leaves you open for a moment.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-Fatboy Fatboy
Boomerang Kuwanger10 unitsThe most powerful cannon around, it consumes a lot of energy.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-FireMurrain Fire Murrain
Faiyā Mārein
Flame Mammoth8 unitsThis weapon spreads explosions on contact, damaging lots of enemies. It is effective against Launch Octopus.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-LongshotGizmo Longshot Gizmo
Rongushotto Gizumo
Storm Eagle14 unitsThis cannon fires 5 shots at once, but leaves you open to attack. It is effective against Flame Mammoth.

MHX-Icon-Vile-LasersIcon Lasers

Lasers are similar to Cannons, but can pierce enemy shields. This weapon system is obtained from Sting Chameleon.

Name Boss Cost Description
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-CerberusPhantom Cerberus Phantom
Keruberosu Fantomu
Sting Chameleon6 unitsNot as powerful as other weapons, this laser fires in 3 directions. It is effective against Storm Eagle.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-NervousGhost Nervous Ghost
Nābasu Gōsuto
Spark Mandrill8 unitsThis laser can be aimed with the up and down directional buttons. It is effective against Storm Eagle.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-RisingSpecter Rising Specter
Raijingu Supekutā
Flame Mammoth18 unitsIt cannot be aimed, but its wide shape covers a large area. It is effective against Storm Eagle.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-StraightNightmare Straight Nightmare
Sutorēto Naitomea
Storm Eagle14 unitsThough slow, this laser can burn through multiple enemies in a row. It is effective against Flame Mammoth.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-NecroBurst Necro Burst
Nekuro Bāsuto
Launch Octopus28 unitsUse up all your energy at once to unleash a powerful energy burst.

MHX-Icon-Vile-CuttersIcon Cutters

Cutters fly around the screen on arcing paths. This weapon system is obtained from Boomerang Kuwanger. All Cutters can cut off Launch Octopus's tentacles and Flame Mammoth's trunk.

Name Boss Cost Description
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-MetalCrescent Metal Crescent
Metaru Kuresento
Boomerang Kuwanger4 unitsUse the directional buttons to aim this weapon that fires 3 cutters. It is effective against Sting Chameleon.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-QuickHomesick Quick Homesick
Kuikku Hōmushikku
Spark Mandrill4 unitsThis cutter travels in an arc like a boomerang. Use it to pick up items! It is effective against Spark Mandrill and Sting Chameleon.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-ParasiteSword Parasite Sword
Parasaito Sōdo
Chill Penguin6 unitsFires cutters that grow as they fly and can pierce enemies. It is effective against Sting Chameleon.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-TwoHeadedSlash Two Headed Slash
Tsū Heddo Surasshu
lit. "Two Head Slash")
Launch Octopus6 unitsThis specialized weapon unleashes 2 cutters at once. It is effective against Sting Chameleon.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Shoulder-MaroonedTomahawk Marooned Tomahawk
Marūndo Tomahōku
Armored Armadillo12 unitsThis long-lasting weapon spins in place and goes through objects. It is effective against Sting Chameleon.

Leg Weapons

Leg Weapons are generally the most powerful of Vile's weapons, but they cause Vile to stop while launching them, leaving him open to attack. However, like Shoulder Weapons, if used in the air they will cause Vile to hover while firing, decreasing their firing time. This technique can also be used to extend the horizontal distance of Vile's jumps.

MHX-Icon-Vile-NapalmIcon Napalms

Napalms are Vile's standard Leg Weapons. They fire powerful explosives that activate after bouncing a few times.

Name Boss Cost Description
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-BumpityBoom Bumpity Boom
Banpiti Būmu
Available from start.2 unitsThis powerful leg weapon launches hot napalm, but leaves you open.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-RumblingBang Rumbling Bang
Ranburingu Ban
Spark Mandrill12 unitsThis napalm sports a wide horizontal range but cannot attack upward.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-SplashHit Splash Hit
Supurasshu Hitto
Launch Octopus8 unitsThis napalm can attack foes above, but has a narrow horizontal range. It is effective against Flame Mammoth.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-TerritorialPow Territorial Pow
Teritoriaru Pau
Armored Armadillo4 unitsThough offensively weak, this napalm destroys some enemy shots.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-BangAwayBomb Bang Away Bomb
Ban'nawei Bomu
Storm Eagle4 unitsThis napalm travels along the ground, laying a path of fire. It is effective against Flame Mammoth.

MHX-Icon-Vile-BallsIcon Balls

Balls produce spheres of energy which roll and bounce on walls, or produce waves of fire that crawl along surfaces. This weapon system is obtained from Armored Armadillo.

Name Boss Cost Description
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-DeadstarHug Deadstar Hug
Deddosutā Hagu
Armored Armadillo4 unitsUnleash balls of energy which bounce once when contacting walls. It is effective against Launch Octopus.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-PeaceOutRoller Peace Out Roller
Pīsu Auto Rōrā
Spark Mandrill6 unitsThis ball of energy splits into two upon contact with the ground. It is effective against Armored Armadillo.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-SwordBouquet Sword Bouquet
Sōdo Būketto
Flame Mammoth16 unitsUnleash a wave that follows the ground and stops at walls.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-HotIcicle Hot Icicle
Hotto Aishikuru
Sting Chameleon10 unitsSend destructive energy upward in areas with ceilings.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-StubbornCrawler Stubborn Crawler
Sutabōn Kurourā
Boomerang Kuwanger12 unitsThis energy ball travels over terrain, but uses much energy. It is effective against Armored Armadillo and Launch Octopus.

MHX-Icon-Vile-FlamethrowerIcon Flamethrowers

Flamethrowers are among the most powerful of the Leg Weapons. They produce jets of flame from Vile's leg that continuously fire for several seconds. Unlike X's Fire Wave, they do not continue to fire as long as the button is held, but have a set duration. This weapon system is obtained from Flame Mammoth.

Name Boss Cost Description
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-WildHorseKick Wild Horse Kick
Wairudo Hōsu Kikku
Flame Mammoth6 unitsShoot jets of flame from your leg. Strong, but not energy efficient. It is effective against Chill Penguin.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-Dragon'sWrath Dragon's Wrath
Doragonzu Wāsu
Storm Eagle8 unitsA long-range arcing flamethrower useful against far away enemies. It is effective against Chill Penguin.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-GreenEyedLamp Green-Eyed Lamp
Gurīn Aido Ranpu
Sting Chameleon10 unitsPowerful, but with a short range, this weapon consumes much energy. It is effective against Chill Penguin.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-SeaDragon'sRage Sea Dragon's Rage
Shī Doragonzu Reiji
Chill Penguin12 unitsThis powerful freezing gas can even be used underwater. It is effective against Spark Mandrill.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-BurningDrive Burning Drive
Bāningu Doraibu
Boomerang Kuwanger16 unitsCreate a powerful ball of flame using nearby oxygen as fuel. It is effective against Chill Penguin.

Ride Armors

Vile's unique Ride Armor can be found throughout Maverick Hunter X. It functions similarly to the standard Ride Armor, but in addition to the inherent punching attack, it possesses a rapid-fire vulcan able to quickly destroy most enemies. Vile's Ride Armor also possesses a time limit; once mounted, the Ride Armor has thirty-two seconds (analogous to the maximum 32 units of weapon energy) before it runs out of energy and detonates. Time decreases when damage is taken, but increases accordingly when weapon energy capsules are picked up. The Ride Armor also automatically detonates when dismounted.


Vile can also obtain two armor upgrades similar to X's "Parts", the Frozen Castle and the Speed Devil.

Name Boss Description
MHX-Icon-Vile-Misc-FrozenCastle Frozen Castle
Furōzun Kyassuru
Chill PenguinBy utilizing a thin layer of ice, this armor reduces damage by half.
MHX-Icon-Vile-Misc-SpeedDevil Speed Devil
Supīdo Debiru
Storm EagleA layer of atmospheric pressure adds speed by reducing resistance.

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