List of characters in the Mega Man Battle Network series

List of characters in the Mega Man Battle Network series

The following is a list characters from both the "Mega Man Battle Network" series of video games, and the "MegaMan NT Warrior" ("Rockman EXE") anime and manga. For brevity, only human characters and programs are listed here. For their NetNavi companions, see the main article on NetNavis.
Japanese names are documented first in Western order, followed by English names, if applicable.

Main characters

*Netto Hikari (光熱斗 "Hikari Netto") / Lan Hikari - Lan, a fifth-grade student (sixth-grade at the outset of "Battle Network 4" and "Axess"), is not particularly special, but the bond of friendship between him and his NetNavi, MegaMan, allows them to achieve what others may deem impossible. In the anime and manga, Lan is the only child of Yuichiro Hikari and Haruka Hikari, while in the games, he had a twin brother, Hub (Saito; 彩斗), who died as a child from a heart condition and was reincarnated in the form of MegaMan.

*Dr. Yuichiro Hikari (光祐一朗 "Hikari Yūichirō") - Yuichiro is Lan's father, and the creator of MegaMan. He followed in his father's footsteps, working as a scientist and a renowned authority on anything having to do with the net. As such, he is often away, working on his latest project at SciLab. In "Axess", his focus moves onto merging operator and NetNavi in a process known as Cross Fusion, which later inspired the "Double Soul" ("Soul Unison") concept in the games.

*Meiru Sakurai (桜井メイル "Sakurai Meiru") / Mayl Sakurai - Mayl is a classmate and friend of Lan, and the operator of Roll. The two are next-door neighbors, and are often perceived to be a couple, though in all incarnations, Lan is clueless towards Mayl's affections. During the epilogue following the sixth game in the series, it is revealed that Lan and Mayl are married and have a child together named "Patch" ("Raito"). The two have always been very close growing up. Mayl, being the more mature and intelligent of the two, is often having to beat some sense into Lan when he gets himself into trouble. The two do occasionally have oppositions, but the bickering only brings them closer. Mayl sometimes shows that she may have romantic feelings towards her lifetime friend. Roll and Megaman's relation strongly parallels that of Lan and Mayl's, though Roll is much more blatant with her affection towards Megaman. She was renamed Maylu Sakurai in the English anime and manga. It is revealed in the 5th game, when the character observes Mayl's house in a Visionburst 11 years in the past, that Mayl's father is Netopian (the Battle Network equivalent of an American), making Mayl at least half Netopian.

*Rush - In the games, Rush is a Navi Customizer part that aids a user in multiplayer battles, as well as a virus and Battle Chip in the first "Battle Network" game. In the anime, Rush is an onsen-loving canine virus created by Yuichiro and installed into Maylu's PET when Roll and friends attempt to recover MegaMan. Rush has the ability to travel between the real world and the cyberworld with advanced holographic technology. He can also transform into the Rush Synchro Chip while in the real world, allowing Maylu to Cross Fuse with Roll.

*Dekao Oyama (大山デカオ "Ōyama Dekao") / Dex Oyama - Dex is a classmate and friend of Lan, and the operator of GutsMan. He is often portrayed as a bully with a soft spot. Dex has a younger brother named Chisao, who is seen infrequently in "Battle Network", and a recurring character in the anime. In later anime episodes, Dex gives up NetBattling in order to focus on his new career as a curry chef. Renamed Dex Ogreon in the English anime and manga.

*Chisao Oyama (大山チサオ "Ōyama Chisao") - Chisao is Dex's younger brother, and originally lived in Netopia (Ameroupe). He is too young to operate his own NetNavi, although he is a NetBattling prodigy (pulling off a Program Advance with GutsMan in the anime when Dex himself could not). He is firm in his belief that his brother is the world's best NetBattler and GutsMan the world's best NetNavi. Renamed Chisao Ogreon in the English anime and manga.

*Yaito Ayanokoji (綾小路やいと "Ayanokouji Yaito") / Yai Ayanokoji - Yai is a rich classmate and friend of Lan's, and the operator of Glyde. She is considerably younger than the other main characters, as she skipped a few grades due to her intelligence, and (in the anime) operates out of her father's company, AyanoTech (Gabcom), the original name of which is a play on the name of Capcom, the original creators of most of the "MegaMan" / "Rockman" series. In the anime, she is known for her large forehead, as well as her love of strawberry milk, and secretly adores Chaud. Renamed Yai Ayano in the English anime and manga.

*Tohru Hikawa (氷川透 "Hikawa Tōru") / Tory Froid - Tory, a character appearing only in the anime, is a friend of Lan's, cofounder of the onsen club with Ms. Mari, a skilled skater and violinist, and the operator of IceMan. His father, Dr. Froid (Seiji Hikawa; 氷川清次 "Hikawa Seiji"), runs the city's water works facility, and because of this, is blackmailed by WWW to do their bidding before Lan comes to the rescue. In the games, Tory is never mentioned by name, IceMan is his father's Navi, and he is kidnapped so that his father cooperates, whereas in the anime, the reverse is true.

*Enzan Ijuin (伊集院炎山 "Ijūin Enzan") / Eugene Chaud - Chaud is member of the Official NetBattler Association, an online police force against hacking. He is meticulous in his duties; his arrogance makes Lan thinks of him as a rival. Chaud is the operator of ProtoMan (Blues), a Navi that (according to the anime) he created himself and spends ten hours a day training. Like Yai, Chaud is the heir to a corporation, IPC, but unlike Yai, Chaud's father (Shuuseki Ijuin) often treats him coldly. Because of his constant training with ProtoMan, he is a NetBattler with over 500 wins, and is introduced as such in the anime. In the anime, he becomes a NetSaver (Net Savior), and is also the second to gain the ability to Cross Fuse. He was renamed Chaud Blaze in the English anime and manga.

*Laika (ライカ "Raika") / Raika - Raika is a NetSaver from Sharo, and the operator of SearchMan. He was trained to be an elite soldier, and sees NetBattling as war. In "Battle Network 4", he is one of Lan's tournament opponents in the "Red Sun" version. In "Battle Network 5", he is a member of Team ProtoMan. In "Axess", he often relies on cunning and instinct to solve his battles against Nebula and the Darkloids, and looks down on Cross Fusion. Initially, this puts him at odds with Lan, who he believes is inferior because he has the tendency to do things without thinking, but finds that they are surprisingly effective together. In "Stream", he becomes one of the Cross Fusion members marked by Duo, and develops fondness for Princess Pride.

*Mariko Ozono (大園まり子先生 "Ōzono Mariko-sensei") / Ms. Mari - Ms. Mari is the teacher of class 5-A at the ACDC/DenTech school (Densan), of which Lan, Mayl, Dex and Yai are students. She serves as the adult chaperone to many of Lan's activities. She does not have a NetNavi in the anime, and uses a generic one in the games.

*Masa (マサ) - The owner of a fish stand, and the operator of SharkMan. In the anime, he has a secret identity as Commander Beef (ビーフ司令 "Bīfu Shirei"), one of the Net Agents, and only uses SharkMan while costumed. By day, he often lectures the kids on the various merits of fish, and claims that he does not have a NetNavi. Masa has a crush on Ms. Mari, but Ms. Mari has fallen for Commander Beef. In Beyondard, Masa is the leader of the human resistance, operating under the name Masked Captain (覆面隊長 "Fukumen Taichō"). Renamed Maysa in the English anime and manga.

*Yamitaro Higure (日暮闇太郎 "Higure Yamitarō") / Mr. Higsby - Higsby is a collector of rare Battle Chips who owns his own chip shop, "Higsby's" (Higure-ya; 日暮屋). His NetNavi, NumberMan, operates a similar chip shop from the cyberworld in the anime. Originally, Higsby locks down Lan's school as part of a WWW operation in the games, or as a way to steal rare chips from Yai in the anime, but Lan manages to show Higsby the error of his ways. In the anime, Higsby has a crush on Ms. Mari, and sees Maysa and Commander Beef as rivals for her affection. This fact is also briefly mentioned in "Battle Network 5", where he is a member of Team Colonel.

*Saloma (サロマ "Saroma") / Sal - Sal is the owner of a boxed lunch stand. She is also a gardener, and the operator of WoodMan, who takes on the identity Black Rose (黒バラ仮面 "Kurobara Kamen") as a Net Agent in the anime. Unlike Maysa/Commander Beef, Sal uses WoodMan both as herself and Black Rose, leaving little doubt about her secret identity. She shared a childhood friendship with Speedy Dave.

*Miyuki Kuroi (黒井みゆき "Kuroi Miyuki") / Miyu - Miyu is a fortune teller, and the operator of SkullMan. She is an antique shop proprietor, and also a Net Agent in the anime, taking on the identity of Mysteriyu (Miyumiyu; みゆみゆ).

*Meijin Eguchi (江口名人 "Eguchi Meijin") / Mr. Famous - Mr. Famous is a scientist working with Yuichiro. In the games, he is the creator of several powerful Navis, including GateMan, KendoMan, GridMan (Footman), and Punk, although he does not have one in the anime. In every game he has appeared in, each of his Navis were created by fans of the series in a Capcom-sponsored contest (with the exception of Punk). A running gag in the anime involves Famous repeatedly trying to convince Lan to not use "Mr." when addressing him (the Japanese version often has the line "San wa iranai" (literally, "don't put in the san" or "no need for formalities," while the English version will have "Famous, just Famous" to that effect). With each passing series, the number on Famous' shirt increases by one. It started at 15 and ended at 19, meant to represent the "Mega Man" / "Rockman" franchise's age. In real life, Masakazu Eguchi is the name of the scenario writer for the games, and he often cosplays as Meijin at official Japanese events.

*Iris (アイリス "Airisu") - A mysterious girl that appears before Lan. In the games, she becomes one of his new classmates when he moves. In the anime, she acts as a guardian for Trill, able to control MegaMan's "Beast Out" factor while in Beyondard. In both incarnations, she is, in reality, a Navi that has the ability to manifest in the human world as a modified CopyBot (Copyroid), and is also Colonel's younger sister. In her Navi form, she can bypass firewalls without sustaining damage, and can erect potent barriers to defend herself or others while in the real world or cyberworld.

=Minor characters=
*Haruka Hikari (光はる香 "Hikari Haruka") - Lan's caring mother, who works at home and prepares extravagant meals for her husband and son. In the anime, she is portrayed as somewhat naïve, though she always wishes the best for her loved ones. In the 5th game, Haruka ends up inviting Mayl over in order to teach her cooking, while Mayl returns the favor and teaches her to netbattle.

*Kero Midorikawa (緑川ケロ "Midorikawa Kero") / Ribitta - Ribitta is a television personality at DNN, and is often seen as a reporter or a television host. She is the operator of ToadMan. She was a fairly minor character in the games until "Battle Network 5", when she joined with Team Colonel while trying to get an interview with the team. In the anime, she along with Higsby, are the commentators for the N1 Grand Prix.

*Raoul (ラウル "Rauru") - Raoul is the operator of ThunderMan. In the anime, he is the leader of a gang called "Team Thunder" that opposes a corrupt Netopian mayor. In the anime, he and Chaud often dress up in disco outfits while on missions together.

*Tamako Shiraizumi (白泉たま子 "Shiraizumi Tamako") - The owner of a souvenir stall in front of Yoka Hot Springs, and the operator of MetalMan. In the anime, she has a passion for NetBattling, and offers her customers the opportunity to take home her merchandise without paying if they are able to defeat her.

*Torakichi Aragoma (荒駒虎吉 "Aragoma Torakichi") / Tora - A skilled chess NetBattler, who is the operator of KingMan. In the anime, he beats the world's largest computer in a match with his father, Saikichi's, famous technique known as "Fūrinkazan". He challenges Lan to a chess NetBattle, with their Navis on the line.

*Anetta (アネッタ) - Anetta is the operator of PlantMan in the games, and Silk in the anime. In the games, she is a WWW agent, and is brainwashed by Wily into believing that the cyberworld is destroying nature. In the anime, she had been plagued by illness for most of her life, with Silk acting as her nurse. Silk was deleted trying to save her from a burning hospital, but Anetta fostered a grudge towards Chaud due to her misconception of the situation. After discovering the truth, she becomes Yai's rival for Chaud's affections.

*Shuuko Kido (城戸舟子 "Kido Shūko") - Shuuko is the operator of AquaMan, who, in the anime, believes that she is the unluckiest girl in the world because of bad things that always seem to happen coincidentally around her. After Higsby installs a sense of confidence in her, she begins to idolize him and work at his chip shop. Shuuko has two twin brothers, Atsu and Ty (Atsuho and Taichi).

*Tensuke Takumi (匠転助 "Takumi Tensuke") - An elderly man obsessed with tops who is the operator of TopMan. He searches for methods of impressing his grandson with his Navi. In the anime, he participates in NetBattles for the same reason.

*Kousuke - Tensuke's grandson who loves NetBattling, but finds tops "boring and antique." In the anime, he appears every once and a while as a background character, and enjoys watching action-themed programming on television.

*Teruo Joumon (上文テルオ "Jōmon Teruo") / Terry - Terry is the operator of SparkMan. He tricks Lan into believing his free PET maintenance scheme, and alters the files in his PET to cause trouble.

*Atsuki Homura (火村アツキ "Homura Atsuki") / Atsuki - Atsuki is the operator of BurnerMan. He has a quick temper, and is Mr. Match's rival.

*Ivan Coolisky (イワン・コオリスキー "Iwan Kōrisukī") / Ivan Chilliski - Ivan is the operator of ColdMan who hails from Sharo. He finds even slightly warm temperatures as unbearably hot, and once hacked into Netopia's weather control systems to create a blizzard. After his netbattle with Lan, he was arrested and sent to a prison in Netfrica. In the anime, he is a world-renown engineer who specializes in data compression, and the operator of Asteroid ColdMan. In anger over disapproval of his latest project, he kidnaps Navis from all over the world using his technology.

*Ran Igarashi (五十嵐ラン "Igarashi Ran") / Lily - Lily is the operator of WindMan. Each time she drinks from the bottle around her neck, she becomes incredibly violent, as it was mistakenly filled with wine. In the anime, she is the priestess of Shiisaa Island who guards the Temple of the Wind God, and instead acts silly when inebriated.

*Charlie Airstar (チャーリー・エアスター "Chārī Eastā") - Charlie is a Netopian helicopter pilot, and the operator of GyroMan. In the games, he joins Team ProtoMan after showing that GyroMan's flying ability proves valuable as an asset. In the anime, he becomes one of the Cross Fusion members marked by Duo, and is regarded as a player, though he does form a steady relationship with Tesla Gauss.

*Dingo (ディンゴ) - Dingo is a Netopian (The Battle network version of an American) who takes a quick liking to Lan, and the operator of TomahawkMan. In the games, he was originally on board the Queen Bohemia luxury liner where a booster system, whose development was responsible for many deaths in his hometown, was being sold. His attempt to hijack the system and steal the booster system was foiled by Colonel, who convinces him to join Team Colonel. In the anime, he works at Maha Ichiban as a delivery boy, and becomes one of the Cross Fusion members marked by Duo.

*Nenji Rokushakudama (六尺玉燃次 "Rokushakudama Nenji") / Fyrefox - Fyrefox is a maker of fireworks, and is the operator of NapalmMan (though NapalmMan was an independent NetNavi earlier in the series). In the anime, he was originally the operator of Nenjiro, who had been deleted in a fireworks-related accident. He discovers an injured Asteroid NapalmMan in his PET, who he slowly nurses back to health. In gratitude, NapalmMan decides to change his evil ways and become Fyrefox's Navi. He becomes one of the Cross Fusion members marked by Duo.

*Jasmine (ジャスミン "Jasumin") - Jasmine is a girl from Choina, and is the operator of Meddy (Medi). In the games, she joined Team ProtoMan while searching for a cure for her grandfather's illness. In the anime, she met Lan while searching for a medicinal herb for her instructor back home. She becomes one of the Cross Fusion members marked by Duo.

*Barrel (バレル "Bareru") / Baryl - Baryl is the operator of Colonel, and an official NetBattler from Netopia who seeks Lan and MegaMan to form Team Colonel. In the anime, Baryl lived twenty years before the start of "Stream" (and would die at the beginning of the series), leaving Colonel a solo Navi. With technology known as the Past Tunnel, he is able to communicate with the characters of the present time, and subsequently travel between timeframes. In both versions, he is an old friend of Dr. Wily.

*Django - The "Solar Boy" and main character of the Konami's Game Boy Advance series "Boktai", Django appears in the later games as a Battle Chip. His backstory, as shown in "Battle Network 4", is that of a legendary vampire hunter, the archrival of Draky. He takes part in a side quest to fight the ghost of ShadeMan. His weapon is the Gun Del Sol ("Gun of the Sun"). Various versions of the guns are available as Battle Chips. The Django Battle Chips themselves appear in "Battle Network 5" and "Battle Network 6".

*Phakchi Faran (パクチー・ファラン "Pakuchī Faran") / Ms. Pat Fahran - An expert cook, and the operator of SlashMan. In the anime, she is a woman of Beyondard who worked aboard a cruise ship that was attacked by Zoanoroid WhaleMan. She was the only survivor, having washed up on shore near a fishing village.

*Kojirō Aragaki (新垣コジロー "Aragaki Kojirō") / Mick - One of Lan's new classmates in "Battle Network 6". He thinks very little of Lan and wishes to crush him in a netbattle, or humiliate him in front of his new classmates. In the anime, he is a resident of a fishing village in Beyondard, who has feelings for Ms. Fahran.

*Asuta Ōmori (大森明日太 "Ōmori Asuta") / Tab - Another of Lan's classmates in "Battle Network 6". He runs "Aster Land" (Asuta Land), his own chip shop.

*Dotarou Horisugi (堀杉土太郎 "Horisugi Dotarō") / Moliarty - A hard-working, expert hole-digger, who is the operator of GroundMan. In the anime, Chaud and Maylu encounter him and his partner, Mister Press, while in Beyondard. Together, the duo accidentally travel to a world parallel of their own, wreaking havoc as they chase after a coin dropped by Kousuke.

*Mister Press (ミスタープレス "Misutā Puresu") - A hard-working and innovative advocate of recycling, who is the operator of DustMan, and ends all his sentences with "de gozaru" in the Japanese version. In the anime, Chaud and Maylu encounter him and his partner, Moliarty, while in Beyondard. Together, the duo accidentally travel to a world parallel of their own, wreaking havoc as they chase after a coin dropped by Kousuke.

*Dark Kirisaki (ダーク・キリサキ "Dāku Kirisaki") / Dark Scythe - Dark Scythe is the operator of EraseMan (Killerman). He is a teacher in "Battle Network 6", having been trained in the art of assassination by Dusk, and leads a subdivision of the Beyondard human resistance in the anime. In both incarnations, he is alluded to as the "Black Death God" (黒死神 "Kuroi Shinigami") in the Japanese version.

*Ann Electel (アン・エレキテル "An Erekiteru") / Mrs. Ann Zap - An elderly woman who is Count Zap's wife, and ElecMan's second operator. In the anime, she is portrayed as a much younger counterpart to the former WWW member, who wishes to inherit the assets of her husband's estate. In the past, the day she was to be wed to another man, Zap knocked out the groom and stole Ann away with a diamond ring. After joining WWW, he left without telling Ann his whereabouts, prompting her to search for him.

*Mr. Hat (Mr.ハット "Misutā Hatto") - A master magician appearing in "Rockman EXE Phantom of Network", who is the operator of HatMan.

*Shuichi Eboshi (烏星修一 "Eboshi Shūichi") - Mr. Hat's son, who feels neglected because his father is always busy with his magic shows, entering Lan's class as a transfer student. In the anime, he is a transfer student instead entering Tory's class who is hypnotized by Phantom HatMan into transforming large areas of the city into patches of flowers.


WWW (World Three)

*Dr. Wily (Dr.ワイリー "Dokutā Wairi") - Doctor Wily served as the primary antagonists in all but the fourth and fifth games. A former friend of Doctor Tadashi Hikari, he became angered when his research in robotics was pushed aside in favor of Tadashi's research into expansion of the internet. Forming a crime syndicate Wily sought to destroy Tadashi's work through the use of hacking and computer viruses, coming into direct conflift with Tadashi's grandson Lan Hikari and by extension MegaMan.EXE. During this time, he created the continuity's versions of Treble (called "Gospel") and Zero. However after several failures, the realization he had been a poor father to his son Dr. Regal, and taking the role of a surrogate father for Beryl, Wily reformed at the conclusion of "Mega Man Battle Network 6" and worked alongside Lan's father for the remainder of the series.

:In the anime, he instead seeks the most powerful NetNavi in order to achieve his goals, and manages to capture a weakened PharaohMan. From his failure, he manipulates Gospel from behind the scenes, only to have his plans backfire at the hands of Bass. Since those events, Wily largely fades from the storyline, emerging as a character of neutral alignment. A parallel version of Wily surfaces in "Beast", seeking a new body for himself in the form of a Cybeast.

*Kenichi Hino (火野ケンイチ "Hino Ken'ichi"; "Hinoken" for short) / Mr. Match - Mr. Match is an agent of the WWW, and the operator of FireMan, HeatMan, and FlameMan (one at a time, with FlameMan only acting as his Navi in the third game). Mr. Match, like the other original members of the WWW, is of ambigouous alignment, appearing as a hero in certain games and as a villain in others. In the anime, HeatMan was created by Mr. Famous from FireMan's data when FireMan was facing deletion at the hands of FreezeMan, and FireMan was re-created from HeatMan when HeatMan was facing deletion at the hands of PlantMan. In English anime he has a Scottish accent.

*Madoi Iroaya (色綾まどい "Iroaya Madoi") / Madd - Ms. Madd is a WWW agent, and the operator of ColorMan/WackoMan. She was the mastermind behind an incident where the traffic signals in the city were altered as to cause accidents. In the anime, she has a brief stint with Gospel, but found friendship with her fellow WWW operators. Renamed Maddy in the English anime.

*Jack Electel (ジャック・エレキテル "Jakku Erekiteru") a.k.a. Count Elec (エレキ伯爵 "Elekki Hakushaku") / Count Jack Zap - Count Zap is an agent of WWW, and the operator of ElecMan. In the anime, he is the brother of Magnus Gauss, and fosters a rivalry with his brother due to their mother's preference of one over the other, and also randomly inserts Engrish phrases into his speech in the Japanese version. In "Beast+", he is confronted by Ann Zap, his wife, on the subject of inheriting the assets of his estate.

*Mahajarama (マハ・ジャラマ) / Yahoot - Yahoot is a WWW agent, the operator of MagicMan, and, in the anime, the owner of the curry shop, Maha Ichiban. In the anime, he is considered to be the world's foremost authority on curry, and uses the profits from his curry shop (which Lan frequents) to fund the WWW's operations. Later on, he trains Dex to be a curry chef.

*Professor (教授 "Kyōjū") - A former member of WWW who hopes to revive the LifeVirus with the aid of Zero. He buys time by spreading the Zero Virus throughout the net. In the anime, he has a taste for sushi, and creates Zero to oversee the resurrection of Grezar, but is betrayed because he treats him as a "tool."

*Captain Kurohige (キャプテン・クロヒゲ) / Blackbeard - The operator of DiveMan. He is a member of the WWW in "Battle Network 6", and works for Wily of Beyondard in "Beast". He and Yuika find themselves stranded in the world opposite of their own in "Beast+", forming an alliance with BubbleMan to commit crimes.

*Chirol (チロル "Chiroru") / Yuika - The operator of CircusMan. She is a member of the WWW in "Battle Network 6", and works for Wily of Beyondard in "Beast". She and Blackbeard find themselves stranded in the world opposite of their own in "Beast+", forming an alliance with BubbleMan to commit crimes.

*Tsuyuharu Nyuudo (入道露晴 "Nyūdo Tsuyuharu") / Vic - The operator of ElementMan. He is a member of the WWW in "Battle Network 6", and is a troubled weather forecaster who is fired from his job in the anime. BubbleMan loans him a Miniroid, and he has ElementMan hack the Marine Land pool system to get revenge on Lan and co. when they unknowingly make fun of him.

*Satoru Roppou (六方悟 "Roppō Satoru") / Prosecutor Ito - The operator of JudgeMan. He is a member of the WWW in "Battle Network 6", and wishes to eliminate NetCrime in the anime by unilaterally convicting Navis before they are taken into custody.

*Gō Mahha (麻波剛 "Mahha Gō") / Joe Mach - Originally appears a Lan's teacher at Cyber Academy, but is later revealed to be BlastMan's operator as well as a WWW agent. He joined the organization because Wily once saved his daughter's life, but betrays WWW to save Lan. His name may be a reference to "Mach Go Go Go" ("Speed Racer").


*Gospel (ゴスペル "Gosuperu") - "Gospel" refers to both a NetMafia organization led by the mysterious Shuryou Gospel (ゴスペル首領 "Gosperu Shuryō"; Boss Gospel) and the wolf-like monstrosity that is unleashed by the organization. In the games, the creature known as Gospel was created from a collection of bugs in various programs, while in the anime, Gospel and Bass were created from the remnants of PharaohMan. Shuryou Gospel is renamed Kid Grave, and the organization and creature are both renamed Grave in the English anime. It is revealed that the reason why Gospel resembles the Cybeast Gregar is due to it being designed after it.

*Shun Obihiro (帯広シュン "Obihiro Shun") / Sean Obihiro - The true identity of Shuryou Gospel. As a child, Sean's parents were killed in an airplane crash. Ostracized by his peers, he decided to strike back at society by forming Gospel. Unbeknownst to him, he was manipulated by Wily the entire time. Sean would eventually change his ways when Lan offers him a hand in friendship. In "Battle Chip Challenge", it was revealed that FreezeMan was his original NetNavi. In the manga, he works undercover as Kei Yuki, an extremely bright professor from Ameroupe.

*Gauss Magnets (ガウス・マグネッツ "Gaussu Magunettsu") / Magnus Gauss - Gauss is the original operator of MagnetMan, and the brother to Count Zap in the anime. He is rich, and second-in-command of Gospel. In the games, he met his end at the hands of Lan while attempting to hijack an airplane. In the anime, he is a cross-dresser with "Wily-mania," and was defeated by WWW. In "Stream", he acts as Neo WWW's janitor for a short period of time before playing matchmaker for his daughter and Charlie Airstar.

*Arashi Kazefuki (風吹アラシ "Kazefuki Arashi") - Arashi was a small company president until larger companies shut him down. He is the operator of AirMan. In "Battle Network 2", he has AirMan hack into Yai's air conditioning system to infect it with gas, while in the anime, he does so to infect it with steam. In the game, he is supposedly killed by a bomb hidden in a suitcase as punishment for his failure, though his appearance in Battlechip Challenge is disputed.

*Daisuke Hayami (速見ダイスケ "Hayami Daisuke") / Speedy Dave - Dave is a park official (or pretends to be one) in the game, and is Sal's childhood friend in the anime. He is the operator of QuickMan. He dislikes littering (game fact) and the destruction of nature, thus he sided with Gospel to destroy the dam in the anime.

*Dark Miyabi (ダーク・ミヤビ "Dāku Miyabi") / Mr. Dark; later, Dusk - Dusk is a mysterious mercenary-for-hire who sides with Gospel in the second game and Team Colonel in the fifth, and the operator of ShadowMan. In the anime, only his Navi appeared in the second season of "EXE", while he made his appearance in "Stream". In both cases, he and ShadowMan were out to eliminate MegaMan until Dr. Wily convinced him to put aside his work and join Lan. In the anime, he becomes one of the Cross Fusion members marked by Duo.

*Princess Pride (プリンセス・プライド "Purinsesu Puraido") - Princess Pride is the princess of Creamland (Brightland in the English anime), and the operator of KnightMan. In the games, she was a member of Gospel who turned good and joined Team Colonel. In the anime, she befriended Lan while disguised as a boy, and resurfaces in "Stream" as one of the Cross Fusion members marked by Duo.

Neo WWW (Neo World Three)

*Tesla Magnets (テスラ・マグネッツ "Tesura Magunettsu") / Tesla Gauss - Tesla is the daughter of Gauss, and the second operator of MagnetMan. In the games, she is a member of Team ProtoMan, while in the anime, she is the founder of the NetCrime organization, Neo WWW who is very sensitive about her age, frequently seen with Charlie Airstar, and becomes one of the Cross Fusion members marked by Duo.

*Takeo Inukai (犬飼猛雄 "Inukai Takeo") - Inukai is a member of the WWW in the games, and Neo WWW in the anime. He is the operator of BeastMan. In "Battle Network 3", he was once a zookeeper who had freed all of the animals in order to scare people. In "Stream", Inukai was a former animal trainer that was fired due to his harsh treatment of animals and used BeastMan to mess with them as vengeance. He also has a pet lion named Manosuke.

*Noboru Sunayama (砂山ノボル "Sunayama Noboru") - Sunayama is a member of the WWW in the games, and Neo WWW in the anime. He is the operator of DesertMan. Sunayama was a television producer who, in "Battle Network 3", created the N1 Grand Prix as a plot to frame Chaud and ProtoMan. In the anime, he worked for DNN and stole Wily memorabilia for Tesla.

*Rei Saiko (西古レイ "Saiko Rei") / Rei is a WWW operator in the games, and a member of Neo WWW in the anime. He is the operator of FlashMan. He is the least acknowledged of the Neo WWW and, other than his introductory episode, where he operated a Navi-driven race car, all of his plots involve assistance to other members of the Neo WWW.

*Narcy Hide (ナルシー・ヒデ "Narushī Hide") / Viddy Narcy - Real name Hidenosuke Yamashita (山下日出の助 "Yamashita Hidenosuke") in the Japanese version. Viddy is a television producer, and a member of Neo WWW in the anime. He is the operator of VideoMan. In "Battle Network 4", he tries to defeat Lan and MegaMan in the Eagle Tournament by using a rewind program, which caused MegaMan's controls to be reversed. In the anime, he is picked up by Sunayama to take part in Neo WWW's crimes. His favorite color is pink, and he claims to be "beyond gender." His schemes are usually bizarre, involving strange things such as slapping bunny ears onto video game characters and drenching an entire island in curry.


*Dr. Regal (Dr.リーガル "Dokutā Rīgaru") - Regal is the human mastermind behind Nebula, and the operator of LaserMan. In the games, he is the son of Dr. Wily, who Wily had intended to raise as a good person. In the anime, he is aided by the Darkloids (whom he later betrayed). In both cases, Regal uses Nebula to take over the world - in the games, he does so first by attempting to control Duo's asteroid, and then setting up the Kokoro Server (SoulNet in the English game) to feed Nebula Grey the dark thoughts of humans. He attempts to commit suicide, but lives, only to have his memories erased by Wily. In the anime, he ravages the world with Cross Fusion in "Axess", unleashes Nebula Grey from the Undernet in the movie, and then finally sets his sights on Duo's comet in "Stream". Regal is defeated at the hands of Lan and MegaMan in "Axess" and the movie, and killed by Duo at the end of "Stream".

*Yuriko Ozono (大園ゆり子 "Ōzono Yuriko") / Ms. Yuri - Ms. Yuri is the twin sister of Ms. Mari. In the games, she was a former WWW agent who had turned good and since taught summer school. In the anime, she is the second-in-command of Nebula, and the operator of NeedleMan. She was separated from her twin sister fifteen years before the start of the series, and raised by Dr. Wily. At the end of "Axess", she was faced with the choice of killing her own sister or betraying Nebula. In the end, she cuts ties with Nebula, and in "Stream", becomes one of the Cross Fusion members marked by Duo.

*Nebula Grey (ネビュラグレイ "Nebyura Gurei") - A dark program created by Dr. Regal. In the games, Regal installs it into the SoulNet to amplify the negative energies of humans in order to taint the world with evil. In the movie, Regal discovers the dormant Wily Program while in the UnderNet and fuses with it to become Nebula Grey. In an attempt to reach his final evolution, Regal initiates the Spectrum phenomenon, which gradually inverts the real world and cyberworld.


*Duo (デューオ "Dyūo") - A mysterious being from outer space. In the games, Duo was the operation system for a rocket poised to destroy the planet. In the anime, he is a god-like entity, created by an alien race, that sought to cleanse the universe of all evil. Fifteen years prior to "Stream", Duo visited Earth and rescued Dr. Regal and Ms. Yuri from a plane crash, turning them into probes. He returns after having seen the violence brought on by Regal, but decides to spare humankind if it proves its worth.


* Cyber Beast Greiga (電脳獣グレイガ "Dennōjū Gureiga") / Cybeast Gregar - A legendary wolf-like sentient program whose likeness was duplicated by Sean Obihiro in the creation of Gospel. In the anime, he is the leader of the Gregar Army (Glaga Army).

* Cyber Beast Falzer (電脳獣ファルザー "Dennōjū Faruzā") / Cybeast Falzar - A legendary falcon-like sentient program created by Dr. Cain, Mayor Cain's Grandfather, to combat Gregar. In the anime, he is the leader of the Falzar Army (Falzer Army).

* Super Cyber Beast Grezar (超電脳獣グレイザー "Chō Dennōjū Gureizā") - Exclusive to the anime, Grezar is the result of a merging between Gregar and Falzar instigated by the Synchronizer powers of Trill, and serves as Beyondard Wily's new body. It is resurrected prematurely by the Professor following its supposed destruction.

=Anime-exclusive characters=
*Aki-chan (AKIちゃん) / Aki - An incredibly popular digital idol singer who begins a contest in Jawaii seeking one who can best impersonate her. She is infected by a virus that causes her to lash out at others, but is rescued by MegaMan and co. Both IceMan and GutsMan have feelings for her, though they cannot touch her, as her program is different from that of a NetNavi. In the Japanese version, her hit single is titled "Anata no HEART ni Install!"

*Kyuuta Hoshida (星田球太 "Hoshida Kyūta) - A transfer student who enters Lan's class. His father, Kyuuma Hoshida, a famous baseball player, is traded to the Nihon Senators team. He finds it difficult to adjust to his new life, but with Lan's help, feels welcomed. He is the operator of LeagueMan.

*Commissioner Seishin Kitfune (貴船誠心 "Kifune Seishin") / Chief Keifer - The head of the Net Police who commands the NetSavers.

*Rin Manabe (真辺鈴 "Manabe Rin") / Manuela - Keifer's personal assistant, who almost never leaves his side.

*Gorou Misaki (岬梧郎 "Misaki Gorō") / Misaki - A NetSaver and agent of the Net Police who is the first person to attempt Cross Fusion. He is the operator of PrisMan.

*Mameo (まめ男) - A boy in the same grade as Chisao who utterly detests vegetables. He is Asteroid PlantMan's operator.

*Yui Hazuki (葉月ユイ "Hazuki Yui") - A clumsy secretary who, without realizing it, becomes Asteroid StoneMan's operator. She is fatigued by her job, and accidentally begins turning everything she touches to stone due to her Navi's handiwork.

*Hunter (ハンター "Hantā") - An agent of the Netopian branch of Net Police.

*Mac (マック "Makku") and Harry (ハリー "Harī") - Two brothers that foster hatred towards Manuela for foiling their NetCrimes in the past. Together they are the operators of Asteroid GravityMan, who supports the duo in making her believe she is overweight.

*Iriya (イリヤ) - A well-known fencing master who is a friend of Laika's. He travels from Sharo to participate in a fencing tournament in Japan. He is Asteroid YamatoMan's operator, and has his Navi steal ancient Japanese weapons from museums.

*Katsuki Domon (土門凱 "Domon Katsuki") - A criminal involved in a bombing incident who is the original operator of Asteroid NapalmMan. He attempted to regain control of NapalmMan after losing his PET in an encounter with MegaMan, but was arrested once Fyrefox calmed the rampaging Navi down.

*Cardamon (カルダモン "Karudamon") - Jasmine's grandfather, who is a famed pharmacist in Choina. He booby-traps his home and the surrounding mountain path to prevent people from harming wildlife, as well as protect his medical secrets.

*Route (ルート "Rūto") - The guide program of an automobile museum, developed to control the autopilot systems in cars. She sacrifices herself to distract Asteroid BrightMan, but is reassembled with backup data.

*Ken (ケン) and Mary (メリー Merī) - A couple that works for a gang leader collecting cars. The latter of the two is held hostage by their boss, while the former becomes Asteroid BrightMan's operator, manipulating the autopilot systems of every car in the city to reclaim his girlfriend.

*Rat (ラット "Ratto") - A copycat criminal who intends to unlock every existing lock through a system of seals in the internet, mimicking the actions of Jackass twenty years prior to the events of "Stream". He is the operator of Asteroid DrillMan.

*Jackass (ジャッカス "Jakkasu") - A criminal who intended to rob every cyber bank twenty years prior to the events of "Stream". While breaking into the largest bank, he was confronted by Baryl and Colonel, who put a stop to his plans. At the time, he commanded the to-be-extinct Trilo viruses.

*Allegro (アレグロ "Areguro") - A child-like robot who is a genius in constructing Dimensional Areas, but uses his intellect to trap Navis in a game. Not meeting Bass' expectations as a "younger brother," Allegro's consciousness is destroyed.

*Kitomar - Hunter's father who is a detective of a Netopian police station. MegaMan, after following ShadeMan twenty years into the past through the Past Tunnel, is arrested by him, as he thinks the Navi is working with Jackass.

*Shanka (シャンカ) - A childhood friend of Dingo's who hails from the same village. She hopes to return a totem pole stolen from their village hundreds of years prior, which has been discovered and kept in an art museum, to its proper place.

*Romeda Andou (安藤ロメダ "Andō Romeda") - A fortune teller who is struggling to become well-known in her field. She is Asteroid StarMan's operator. Her name is derived from the name of the Andromeda constellation.

*Kawase (ディープ・カワセ "Dīpu Kawase") - A greedy ninja who is the operator of Asteroid SwordMan.

*Makoto Aoki (蒼木真琴 "Aoki Makoto") - The prime developer of CopyBot technology, Makoto is Mr. Famous' ex-girlfriend. Although her brainchild is stolen by the Zoanoroids, she invents a weapon capable of destroying the CopyBots, and aids SciLab in making contact with the group sent to Beyondard.



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