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- For more info on Quake Woman outside the crossover, see her page on the Mega Man Knowledgebase.
Quake Woman, also known as Tempo, is a female Robot Master created by Dr. Noele Lalinde, a colleague of Dr. Thomas Light. Like Mega Man she is a heroic robot, and her creator thinks of her as a daughter much the way Dr. Light regards Roll.
Ally to Mega Man
Quake Woman was created by Dr. Lalinde as a research assistant robot, and was later upgraded with digging abilities for subterranean operations. Unfortunately, she was badly damaged during one such mission, and nearly losing her affected Dr. Lalinde badly. Hoping to distance herself from Tempo, Lalinde removed her emotions and for a time acted as though she were a mere tool. However, after Quake Woman first joined forces with Mega Man, Lalinde realized that she still cared for her "daughter," and restored Quake Woman's emotional programming at her earliest opportunity. Despite struggling with being able to feel again, Quake Woman proved as heroic as ever, helping both Mega Man and Roll on missions and even helping rescue victims of Ra Moon. (AMM)
Quake Woman answered Dr. Light's call when Sonic Man attacked Mega City on the orders of Sigma-1 to set up one of the Unity Engines. Dr. Light called upon her and several of Dr. Wily's former Robot Masters, including Shadow Man, after the Light Robot Masters tried and failed to defeat Sonic Man. While she wasn't created for combat like her unlikely new teammates, Quake Woman agreed to help due to her friendship with Roll. Unfortunately, Quake Woman and the Wily Robot Masters found themselves just as outmatched by Sonic Man as their predecessors, and even Break Man proved unable to defeat him. Their world and Sonic's World then began to merge together, leading the Robot Master to an encounter with the Knothole Freedom Fighters. The two groups were soon joined by the restored Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man, and together with Dr. Light, Roll, Auto, Gemerl, Knuckles the Echidna, and the Maverick Hunters and Team Sticks boarded the Sky Patrol. Quake Woman developed something of a rapport with the Freedom Fighters' resident artificial intelligence Nicole the Holo-Lynx, before the entire crew of heroes were called into action to assault Sigma's base on the Lost Hex. (StH: #273; MM: #50; SU: #77)
Quake Woman is a heroic Robot Master who, like Mega Man, is willing to fight in defense of others despite being created for peaceful purposes. She is also devoted to her friends, and willing to face danger in order to help them. Interestingly, she suffers from a case of claustrophobia caused by the incident that lead to her emotions being temporarily removed.
Quake Woman is equipped for digging, her primary weapon/tool being her Quake Drill, which is designed to carve through solid rock or even metal.
- Quake Woman is one of several characters introduced in Archie Mega Man, and the first female Robot Master in that group. She is also one of the few female Robot Masters featured in any branch of the franchise, the only other notable models being Roll and Splash Woman.
- As a character created exclusively for the Mega Man comic series, she does not appear in the mainly game character-centric first crossover. She does, however, make a cameo appearance on the cover art of Mega Man #24 (part one of the crossover).