So I've been boning up on my X series trivia in the past couple weeks, and I seem to have hit a conundrum that I think could either spark interesting theories and speculation, or will simply be answered in one post and then this topic dies.
Anyway, what I came across was the origin of Sigma Virus and how "Mavericks" came to be. From what I've been reading, it seems as though Zero caught a virus that lay dormant in the capsule he had been sealed in until his release. When he battled Sigma, as seen in poorly animated/acted cutscene in X4, Zero transferred his virus to Sigma, thus Sigma Virus was born and it caused Sigma to turn Maverick.
Here's where my confusion comes in. Some sources say that a "Maverick" is a reploid that has become infected with Sigma Virus, becoming a violent threat to humanity. Sigma was, however, a top-class Maverick Hunter and de factor leader of the Hunters prior to this attack. So without Sigma Virus, how were their Mavericks to hunt in the first place?
Or are there other ways for a reploid to be classified as "Maverick?" Thoughts?
I will take "Shut up, Yosh" as an acceptable answer.
Edited by Yosh on September 9, 2011 at 9:55:32