Red Thunder as he appears in Mega Man X: Unit 49.
|First Appearance||Chain Vengefulness|
|Primary Weapons:||Heat Buster|
|Secondary Weapons:||Electropulse Anklets|
|Energy Manipulation:|| Solar Energy|
|Affiliations and Positions|
|“||It's an insult trying to run from me, scumbag!||”|
— Red Thunder, Chain Vengefulness
Red Thunder is a Maverick Hunter that plays a secondary role in Mega Man X: Unit 49's Season 2 and onwards. First appearing in Widhalm's flashback in Chain Vengefulness, he chases his enemies restlessly.
Red Thunder is very confident about his own skills, given his unique features, and thinks that his speed is unmatchable - for that, he might take an impossible task if it challenges this belief. If he considers it is necessary, he will end up exceeding his limits without considering long term risks, such as overcharging his Electropulse Anklets.
Although he tries to keep his emotions cool, he still cares about his colleagues and his mood will warm up if someone messes with them, making him intolerant to injustice most of time, at the point of denying mercy to regretful enemies, unlike X.
Red Thunder is equipped with the Heat Buster, an arm cannon that shoots fire blasts at the enemies with less frequency than a Solar Buster, but it can be charged like the latter.
Red Thunder's main ability comes from his feet: the Electropulse Anklets are a pair of devices attached to his Emergency Acceleration System that can be charged to release strong electromagnetic pulses that can fry nearby machines and even sensitive internal parts of Mechaniloids and Reploids, rendering them temporarily unable to move or permanently damaged. He moves forward in a short instant, with energy particles coming from the lightning mark on his chest and head, while everything around is struck by red and purple thunderbolts. Although Red Thunder can bear higher voltages than other Reploids, his body is apparently unable to bear the strenght of his Electropulse Anklets at its full charge, also leaving him damaged.
Not much has been revealed about Red Thunder's history yet. It is known that his Unit in 2187 was ordered to hunt the two criminal brothers Dikho & Scatho, and, after several tries, they managed to catch them while meeting with the weapon dealer Maestro. Scatho and Maestro were killed, but at the cost of the lives of his two partners, Gunther and Fenghi. Somehow, Dikho vanished severely damaged and Red Thunder left behind, with a desire for vengeance.
For more information, check Chain Vengefulness.
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