Reploids are a group that appear in the Mega Man comic series, and the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs, published by Archie Comics. They are a highly advanced type of robots from the future of Mega Man's World based on the schematics of X and surpassing the earlier Robot Masters.
The Reploids were created by Dr. Cain, who uncovered Dr. Light's ultimate creation, Mega Man X. Modeling the Reploids after X, Dr. Cain sought to bring about an age of robots and humans living together in harmony. Unfortunately, a virus caused many Reploids to become hostile and violent, which were dubbed Mavericks. The Maverick Hunters were created to stop the Mavericks, but tragedy struck when Hunter Commander Sigma was corrupted and became leader of the Mavericks, leaving for the remainder of the Hunters to defeat Sigma and his forces.
The conflict between Mavericks and Hunters eventually expanded to other worlds after the Hunters launched an assault on Sigma's latest fortress. During the attack, however, Sigma managed to beam his programming to the Lost Hex above Sonic's World through a Genesis Portal. X, Zero, and Axl attempted to pursue him with help from Silver the Hedgehog, but ended up on Seaside Island instead. Fortunately, an unlikely alliance with Team Sticks enabled them to travel to Sonic's World, which was in the process of being merged together with Mega Man's World in the year 20XX. The two forces soon joined the Freedom Fighters and various Robot Masters under Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man aboard the Sky Patrol, and the two groups set out to stop Sigma's plan. In response, however, Sigma began recreating every Maverick that had previously served him.
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man X Free Comic Book Day 2014 - "The X Factor Part 1 and 2"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #76, "Worlds Unite! Part One: Across Time and Space"
- ↑ Mega Man: Worlds Unite Battles #1
- ↑ Sonic Boom #8, "Worlds Unite Part Two: Broken Heroes"
- ↑ Mega Man #50, "Worlds Unite Part Four: Death and Destruction"