- For more information on this group outside the Worlds Unite crossover, see the Maverick Hunters page on the Mega Man Wiki.
The Maverick Hunters were created after a number of Reploids went Maverick, with Sigma being appointed as their leader. X, the original Reploid, was invited to join the group a number of times, but initially refused due to his pacifist tendencies. Unfortunately, some time after former Maverick Zero joined the Hunters, Sigma went Maverick and took many former Hunters-including Vile-with him. At this point X chose to join the fight, working with Zero and others to battle Sigma's forces and his many plots to take over Earth 21XX. As time went by, they were joined by new allies like their new commander Signas, Navigator Alia, and Axl. (MMX)
Eventually, the Maverick Hunters launched a massive attack on Sigma's latest fortress, looking to end his threat once and for all. While Zero, Axl, and other Hunters engaged Vile and Sigma's other minions, X penetrated the inner sanctum in an effort to finish of Sigma. However, the villain proved to be one step ahead of them, as he escaped through a Genesis Portal to Mobius. Determined to stop him, X and his two closest teammates opened another portal with aid from Silver the Hedgehog and Sigma's own portal generator and passed through it in search of their foe. However, Silver's inexperience in creating Genesis Portal-his task at the time being to close them-led the trio to the Sonic Boom Zone instead. There they formed an unlikely alliance with Team Sticks, and then press-ganged that world's Orbot and Cubot into opening another portal for them. They managed to reach Mobius just as it was being fused together with a past version of their own world, and found themselves allied with the Knothole Freedom Fighters and a number of Robot Masters in the quest to defeat Sigma. (SU: #76; WUB: MM; SB: Archie Sonic Boom Issue 8; MM: #50)
It soon became evident that the fused planet was in a state of decay, and the leaders of the growing force of Sigma's foes looked to the Maverick Hunters for insight based on their previous engagements with the villain. They were later forced to reluctantly accept the aid of Dr. Wily, Dr. Eggman, and Xander Payne, who informed them that Sigma had taken up residence on the Lost Hex. The Hunters and their allies set their course for the planetoid, and X attempted to contact their comrades in the future with no success. They soon found themselves facing Sigma's Deadly Six minions and an army of Mechaniloids, several of whom were recognized as having been resurrected through the power of the Genesis Portals and Unity Engines. The Hunters also recognized that the Zeti were under Sigma's control, but focused their attention on getting rid of the Mechaniloids. Unfortunately, they and the Robot Masters, along with Gemerl and Bunnie Rabbot, were later subjected to the aliens' power to manipulate machinery and forced to attack their comrades. They were subsequently freed from this control by the Egg-Wily Uppity Robot Scrambler Cannon, and with the enemy force defeated Zero called for them to press their assault on Sigma. Unfortunately, the weary heroes were then greeted by the sight of their foe in a massive new robot body fused with the Lost Hex and accompanied by an army of Time-Cloned Mavericks. (SU: #77; SB: #9; StH: #274)
Weakened by their previous battles, the heroes were unable to stop Sigma from dispatching most of his forces to other worlds following a brief attack on the heroes. A handful remained behind to finish them off, only to be engaged by a group of heroes from the Street Fighter Zone recruited by Sticks. With these Mavericks defeated, the Hunters were divided into teams with the Robot Masters and Freedom Fighters. Their mission: pursue the Mavericks to the worlds they had invaded, recruit local allies, and stop Sigma from absorbing the power of more worlds. At the suggestion of Dr. Eggman, however, the heroes also prepared a backup plan involving the seven Chaos Emeralds. (MM: #51)
Despite the Hunters' brave efforts, it would fall to Super Sonic and Super Mega Man to face Sigma in the final battle for the fate of all worlds. In the end, the actions of Xander Payne resulted in Sigma's trip back in time being prevented from ever taking place. As such, the Hunters were returned to their own world and time with no memory of these events, though they still had a brief encounter with Silver after he helped them stop Vile. (MM: #52)
- X (basis for the Reploids)
- Signas-The commander of the Maverick Hunters.
- Alia-A female Reploid who serves as a Navigator for X and his teammates, providing them with technical support while they're in the field.
- Sigma (former commander)
- Vile (former Hunter)
- Several unnamed hunters and at least one Navigator seen on the Day of Sigma and during the attack on Sigma's Fortress
- Alia and Signas both appeared on the cover of Sonic Boom #8, but were not present in that issue nor in any issue of the crossover, though they were mentioned in Sonic Universe #77.