Mega Man X: The Day of Sigma [OVA]
Part 1 – Gone Berserk
The OVA begins with an operation of the Maverick Hunters trying to stop the rampage of a berserk Mechaniloid that is devastating a building. While Sigma, Zero and the rest of the 17th Unit are already on the ground securing the area, X is dispatched from an aircraft via drop point and delivers the first blow at the Maverick Mechaniloid. During the course of the attack at the Mechaniloid, the berserk robot manages to get hold of one of the Hunters holding him in front of itself in order to protect its already open power generator. X aims for the generator, yet hesitates to fire because of the other Reploid in the way. As he can’t bring himself to shoot, Sigma takes action and uses his beamsaber to destroy the generator, cutting off one of the Reploids’ arms in the process, thus shutting the Mechaniloid down.
After the Mechaniloid is defeated, X is scolded by Chill Penguin because of hesitation, claiming there would have been many more casualties if Sigma hadn’t stopped the robot. Sigma himself then walks over to X, stating that X’s aiming capabilities aren’t any different from his own and that he easily could have destroyed the generator and there would have been only a small chance that the Reploid previously held hostage by the Mechaniloid would have been hit by the blast. He tells X that there are moments when Maverick Hunters cannot afford to hesitate in a dangerous situation and have to “pull the trigger” in order to save the many while endangering a few and that the Hunters have sworn to be both, sword and shield of those who are not capable of defending themselves.
Part Two – Hunter Base
The unit then returns to the Maverick Hunter HQ. As Zero and X walk inside the assembly hall, they hear two other Hunters talking about the current Maverick uprisings. X then asks what could cause someone to go Maverick and Zero explains that it’s due to program errors and shortcuts in the brain of a Reploid which causes someone to go Maverick, the Repl