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Original Appearance:

Mega Man X



Voice Actor:

Hiroshi Shimozaki


Mega Man X

"I don't care what happens to this world! By defeating X, I validated my own existence, and that's all that matters to me now!"

Vile (VAVA in Japanese) is an antagonist hailing from Capcom's Mega Man X series. He used to be a Maverick Hunter prior to the first Mega Man X game and was ranked S-A Class in Sigma's 17th Elite Unit prior to his commander's rebellion against humanity.

History[edit | edit source]

Vile was originally an A-Class Maverick Hunter, though during his career he racked up disciplinary charges for unnecessary force, excessive violence, and endangering his teammates than any other Hunter in history. It even reached the point where other Hunters were afraid of being put on a mission with him, due to his recklessness and outright bloodthirsty tactics. When Sigma turned Maverick and took many of the best Hunters with him on his war against humanity, it was no surprise that Vile followed him willingly. Though his favorite tool in battle was Ride Armors, even on his own he was a powerful Hunter.

He was thought to have been destroyed by Zero and X during the first Sigma Revolt. Zero sacrificed himself to destroy Vile's Ride Armor, and X defeated him in single combat. Ultimately, both Reploids' remains were recovered from the wreckage of Sigma's base and rebuilt by Maverick agents.

Vile as he makes his appearance in Project X Zone Chapter 20

Vile was not heard from again until the Dopple Town incident a few short years later. Under the control of Sigma, the benevolent Dr. Doppler rebuilt Vile into a more powerful form. Vile's sole drive then was the destruction of X and Zero. Even backed by his new, high-powered Ride Armor "Goliath", Vile fell again to X. Unfortunately, recovery teams sent into Dopple Town after the riots were unable to locate Vile's remains.

Vile was once again re-activated to serve as a lackey for Sigma's (and indirectly Lumine's) plan. In this iteration, he was upgraded once again, donning a new design and more powerful weaponry. He engaged X, Zero, and Axl on several occasions, each time losing until his final defeat. However, he is not seen getting destroyed in the game's "Hard Mode", which contains the full ending.

Crosspedia Entry[edit | edit source]

Project X Zone 2[edit | edit source]

Vile MK-2[edit | edit source]

A Reploid who was formerly a member of Maverick Hunter unit 17, making him an ex-comrade of X and Zero.

Although he was an A-rank, top class Hunter, he was also arrogant and violent, and his destructive tendencies often led to tension with those around him. When X's superior Sigma finally launched his revolt against humanity, Vile took the opportunity to leave the unit behind.

He sought to exhibit his strength by defeating X, who is said to represent the true potential of Reploids. After several fierce battles, X destroyed him, but he was rebuilt and enhanced by Dr. Dopple, a scientist-type Reploid who had turned Maverick. Now, burning with resentment toward his earlier defeat at the hands of X, whom he considers an inferior, he tirelessly pursues his chance for revenge.

Vile MK-2 & Goliath Ride Armor[edit | edit source]

Vile MK-2 riding in his latest "Goliath" Ride Armor.

His old Ride Armor was a modification of a construction machine, but the Goliath was created specifically with combat in mind. It is as massive as a giant, just as the name suggests, and is also equipped with vicious needle claws on each arm. It attacks by putting its full weight behind each blow.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Vile makes his debut in Chapter 20: The Maverick Hunters, where he is summoned by Due Flabellum, following her explanation about what has happened with the boundaries, but is confronted by X and Zero. Vile is surprised that Zero now holds the position as the Maverick Hunters' commander and reveals he has been revived to continue his relentless ambition to defeat X. After his defeat, he retreats from Cyberspace.

Later, he reappears in Chapter 27: The Dimensional Cliff in the Geo-Fortress, along with his Ride Armor. He used the fortress to repair the Ride Armor and download his data to rebuild it every time it was destroyed. The truth behind his revival isn't revealed until Chapter 29: An Unbeatable Love, where it is learned his resurrection came via the Feydoom's power, succumbing to his negative emotions toward X for killing him twice in the past. When Iris temporarily revives in The World, he takes advantage of Zero's anguish to weaken him and paralyze him. However, Zero was able to recover thanks to the efforts of the others. After his defeat, Vile retreats from the server. He is last seen in Chapter 37: A Familiar Future, where he is defeated.

Vile MK-2 as he makes his apperance in Project X Zone 2 Chapter 7

Vile makes his second appearance in Project X Zone 2 in his Vile MK-2 body from Mega Man X3, where he makes his first appearance in Chapter 7: Going Commando. He later appears in Chapter 22: The Demons Within, this time with his Ride Armor Goliath from Mega Man X3. In Chapter 27: A Summation of Malice, Vile uses the AIDA to revive Sigma.

Vile MK-2 as he makes his apperance in Project X Zone 2 Chapter 7

Vile makes his second appearance in Project X Zone 2 in his Vile MK-2 body from Mega Man X3, where he appears in Chapter 7: Going Commando when X and Zero confront him. He later appears in Chapter 22: The Demons Within, this time with his Ride Armor Goliath from Mega Man X3. After he is defeated with the Ride Armor, he is then fought without it. In Chapter 27: A Summation of Malice, Vile uses the AIDA to revive Sigma.

Project X Zone stats[edit | edit source]

Vile in Project X Zone
Vile in Project X Zone
Appearance Unit Lv HP
Chapter 20 Vile 28 83835
Chapter 27
Chapter 29 Vile & Ride Armor 39 74056
Vile 39 119156
Chapter 37 Vile & Ride Armor 48 84056
Vile 48 136149


  • Vile:
  • Vile & Ride Armor:

Project X Zone 2 stats[edit | edit source]

Vile MK-II in Project X Zone 2
Chapter 7 Vile MK-II 8 34548 305 78 53 64 3 0 3 3 5
Chapter 22 Vile MK-II 18 70740 545 149 94 113 3 0 3 3 5
Chapter 27 Vile MK-II & Goliath 24 40800 720 153 122 122 3 3 0 0 6


  • Vile MK-II: Vile's Shield
  • Vile MK-II & Goliath: None

Project X Zone Enemy Attack List[edit | edit source]

Vile[edit | edit source]

Name Details
Rising Specter Vile attacks with Infinity Gig, fires a shot from his shoulder cannon, and finishes with Rising Specter.
Splash Hit Vile dashes over the targets and uses Splash Hit.

Vile & Ride Armor[edit | edit source]

Project X Zone 2 Enemy Attack List[edit | edit source]

Vile MK-II[edit | edit source]

Name Strength Effect Details
Attack A None
Shoulder Cannon
S None Vile jumps and uses the cannon in his right shoulder to release a sphere that splits in several projectiles, dashes in the target's direction to kick it, and finishes with a flamethrower from his cannon.
Flames of Revenge
S Stun Hits 2-4 targets. Vile MK-II starts with a rocket punch, then releases several projectiles from his left shoulder, and ends by releasing a napalm from his knee.

Vile MK-II & Goliath[edit | edit source]

Name Strength Effect
Attack C Stun
Multi-Attack C Stun

Project x Zone 2 Enemy Auto Skill List[edit | edit source]

Vile MK-II[edit | edit source]

Name Effect
Nultify Poison Cannot be poisoned (or removes the effect)

Vile MK-II & Goliath[edit | edit source]

Name Effect
Nultify Poison & Stun & Down Cannot be poisoned, stunned and downed (or removes the effect)

Equipment Drop[edit | edit source]

Project X Zone:

  • Crash Bomb
  • Dragon Shot
  • Drill Arm

Project X Zone 2:

  • Vile's Shield

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Project X Zone
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa A. - Alisa B. - Arthur - Bahn - Batsu - BlackRose - Bruno - Chris - Chun-Li - Cyrille - Dante - Demitri - Devilotte - Erica - Estelle
Flynn - Frank - Gemini - Haken - Heihachi - Hsien-Ko - Ichiro Ogami - Imca - Jill - Jin - Juri - Kaguya - Ken - Kite - Kogoro - KOS-MOS - Kurt
Lady - Leanne - Ling Xiaoyu - Lindow - Mii - Morrigan - Neneko/Neito - Pai - Reiji - Riela - Rikiya - Ryu - Sakura - Sänger - Saya - Servbots
Soma - T-elos - Toma - Tron - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - X - Xiaomu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Rival Characters
Astaroth - Aya-me - Ciseaux - Coco ★ Tapioca - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Drei - Due - Ein - Jedah - Lord Raptor - Meden
Necron - Nemesis - Omicon - Phantom - Riemsianne - Selvaria - Seth - Skeith - Vajra - V-Dural - Vile
Non-Playable Characters
Aura - Iris

Project X Zone 2
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa - Aty - Axel - Captain - Chris - Chrom - Chun-Li - Ciel - Dante - Demitri - Erica - Estelle - Felicia - Fiora - Flynn - Gemini
Goro Majima - Haseo - Heihachi - Hibana - Hotsuma - Ichiro Ogami - Ingrid - Jill - Jin - June - Kage Maru - Kazuma Kiryu - Kazuya - Ken - Kite
KOS-MOS - Leanne - Leon - Ling Xiaoyu - Lucina - Maya - Morrigan - Nana - Natsu - Pai - Phoenix - Reiji - Ryo - Ryu - Sakura - Segata
Strider Hiryu - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - Vergil - X - Xiaomu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Rival Characters
Aya-me - Azure Kite - B.B. Hood - B. Hayato - Byaku Shin - Ciseaux - Coco ★ Tapioca - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Dokurobo - Dural - Druk
Juri - Kamuz - Kurohaganeα - Lord Raptor - M. Bison - Marduk - Metal Face - Nelo - Nemesis - Nine Nine - Pyron - Ranmaru - Robot Axel
Saya - Shadow - Sheath - Shtrom - Shtrom Jr. - Sigma - Skeith - Solo - T-elos - Tong Pooh - Unknown - Ustanak - Vajra - Vile MK-II - Zagi
Non-Playable Characters
Ada - Aura - Chizuru Urashima - Garigliano - Miyuki - Miles Edgeworth - Otohime - Sylphie - Tarosuke - Tiki
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