is a fictional character
in the Mega Man Battle Network
series of video games
and the MegaMan NT Warrior
. His design is based on Duo
of the original Mega Man
series. In the anime, he is voiced by Kenji Nomura
in the original version of the series.
Introduced in Mega Man Battle Network 4
, Duo is the operation system for an asteroid-based rocket poised to destroy Earth. The villainous Dr. Regal
attempts to control Duo, and the program itself acts as judge of the human race, deeming it evil and unworthy of survival. For this reason, Duo intends to destroy the planet, effectively eradicating the species so that there is not a single trace of evil energy left. Although his story essentially ends at the game's conclusion, he makes anonymous appearances in subsequent installments, usually providing players with exclusive Giga chips.
In the anime, Duo is a god-like entity, created by an alien race, that seeks to cleanse the world of all evil. The extraterrestrials that oversaw his genesis intended for Duo to expand their already vast computer network beyond the boundaries of their home planet, and he was therefore installed into a shuttle that was launched into space, eventually becoming a comet once it reached the outer limits of the atmosphere. Duo, however, defected from his original objective, as he felt that space did not require the network's useless influence, thus it was destined to be destroyed. From his comet, Duo laid waste to the planet, but not before some of its inhabitants escaped on a floating city, eventually landing on Earth during the age of the dinosaurs. Researching methods of halting "The Cybernetic God," the survivors came across a process similar to Cross Fusion
, but were unsuccessful in completing a viable hybrid being, and only their city remained intact by the time it is discovered in Stream
, shielded by technology akin to the "Dimensional Areas".
Duo's comet makes several trips to the Earth, crash landing thirty years prior to the events of Stream, and again fifteen years later destroying the airplane both Dr. Regal and Ms. Yuri (Yuriko Ozono) as children were traveling on. He turns the two into probes to monitor human life, then leaves them in the ocean to be found and raised by Dr.Wily. When Regal initiates a Dimensional Area that envelops the globe at the end of Axess, Duo is alerted to the chaos and sets off to perform "Earth Erasure". Giant viruses materialize in the real world and cause havoc, and ultimately the Earth ceases to exist. However, coming across Lan Hikari (Netto Hikari) and Chaud Blaze (Enzan Ijūin), he becomes intrigued by Cross Fusion and decides to spare the world so that it may prove to him that it merits survival. He reverts the damage caused by his advent, then marks thirteen individuals with the Crests of Duo, those chosen specifically for such a purpose.
Powers and abilities
Duo possesses a variety of extremely potent abilities, many of them manifesting themselves in the form of space-age weaponry. His mighty fists are capable of crushing those that oppose him, and may detach through rocket propulsion to strike his enemies. His chest cavity houses explosive artillery, which is launched in either a direct or homing fashion, as either mines or missiles. This cavity may also compress in on itself to release a powerful focused laser beam that fans out at certain points along the spectrum. His most devastating technique involves expelling a flaming ball of energy, resembling a face, from his head.
In the anime, Duo also possesses the ability to separate Navis and operators from Cross Fusion with a mere thought, allowing them to take on physical bodies while in his comet.
is a fictional character in the MegaMan NT Warrior anime. She is voiced by Akeno Watanabe in the original version of the series.
Slur is Duo's subordinate, exclusive to the anime, and the last remaining NetNavi of the planet that created Duo. She is Duo's main means of communicating with Earth, and serves as the instigator of conflict throughout Stream
. It is she who tests humans for their worthiness to survive her master's judgment; she appears before people and offers them Asteroid Navis
, special Navis that may take the appearance of MegaMan
's past foes. These Navis boast superior strength and versatility to their Earth counterparts, and in most cases, are immune to conventional methods of dispatch, such as elemental weakness. Slur also provides humans with Dimensional Chips
, through which Asteroids may materialize as gigantic versions of themselves in the real world without a Dimensional Area present. While her actions themselves may be interpreted as evil, Slur states Duo is not responsible for Earth's impending erasure - the humans themselves are to blame, for they use the Asteroids for selfish gain. The evil energy cultivated by the Asteroids is sent to Duo's comet, where it awaits usage as the "erasure wave".
Because she foils Bass' (Forte) attempts to take Duo's power for himself at the beginning of Stream, sending him flying into the depths of the UnderNet, the vengeful Navi returns to delete her cruelly with the powers absorbed from Nebula Grey following the events of Rockman EXE: Program of Light and Dark at the end of the series by impaling her with his arm.
Powers and abilities
As an extraterrestrial NetNavi, Slur's powers are heightened beyond those of regular Navis and even Duo's Asteroids. She is able to levitate and travel back and forth through the Past Tunnel with speed greater than the norm, and does not require any external assistance in transcending space-time, capable of tearing open portals in the net to take her where she needs to go. Her abilities can be exercised from great distances, and have been shown to reach Earth from Duo's comet in space. Her defenses are also virtually impenetrable; she survives injuries that would prove fatal to regular Navis, such as a triple Program Advance or sword to the chest.
Many of Slur's attacks involve a living form of wiring that sprouts from beneath her sleeves. She is able to shape this wiring into weapons (swords mostly), which instantly take on the appearance and density of the object in question. In addition, she can strangle, bind, or electrocute her victims with these wires, but does not necessarily need to be within close proximity; most of the time, she conjures wires out of thin air.
Slur's other ability harnesses the power of her aura. Often, Slur transforms into either a sphere or sliver of light and rams her enemies. She can also concentrate the energy from her aura into concussive bullets projected from the palms of her hands, or create a ring of this same force to cause explosions.