The Neo Maverick Thugs is the nickname given to the gangster reploids of the Neo Maverick Army. Their origin is unknown, and they have a few variations.


Cold Hook ThugEdit


The Cold Hook Thugs are firstly shown in Parade, their fighting style consists in catching their enemies with their cold hook and pushing them into their fists, increasing the strength of the punch. 

Punk Rider ThugEdit


The Punk Rider Thugs operate small shooting ships, and have the most basic fighting style. Their first appearance is also in the fourth chapter, and they are the majority compared to the Cold Hook Thugs in the Parade. They can also ride flying platforms that are discarded after they reach the destination.

Driver ThugEdit


The Driver Thug is normally seem riding a Cannon Driver MKII, an upgraded version of the memorable Cannon Driver from Mega Man X2. The Cannon Driver MKII is mobile and can jump, also having the ability to extend the joints between the upper and lower part.

Their first appearance is at The Siege Begins! and they are defending the bridge of the Iberian Castle. X steals a Cannon Driver and tries to use it to defeat the other thugs, but he fails since it was just a trap.

Shield ThugEdit

The Shield Thugs are the thugs initially in charge of the Iberian Castle area, and are commanded by the Neo Maverick general Kran. Their fighting style consists in defending and dashing towards the enemies to push them away or bashing them with the shield.

A few squads of Shield Thugs are dispatched to the Iberian Castle Sewers to hunt The Rats, but they end up getting lost and some of them have the bad luck of meeting X and Zero in the way.