Rock Is Dead
One of the crazier things about Mega Man X5 localization is that all the Mavericks were named after members of the washed-out rock group Guns N Roses. The decision actually came from Alyson Court, the voice actress behind Claire Redfield for a series of Resident Evil titles. She was married to the localization author of Capcom USA at the time and he was a big GnR fan. He asked her to name her members of the band and the rest is history. Fortunately, the upcoming Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 will be more faithful to the game's original intent.
In a statement to GameSpot, a Capcom spokesman said: "In our mission to make these collections an authentic Mega Man X experience, we took the opportunity to name the Mega Man X5 Better Matching Mavericks Across All Regions for Better Narrative Cohesion Throughout the Series We hope fans will appreciate our intention to unite the Mega Man X Maverick naming convention all these years later . "
Personally, I do not hate Guns personally, N Roses, it never really made any sense to have those incredibly stupid names in Mega Man . It was so out of place with the rest of the series and not really a tribute to the group in a passionate way. This is not how Lemmy Koopa is named after Lemmy Kilmister, for example. Also Axl Rose is a colossal asshole, so I would rather not even pay homage to him.
Mega Man Makes one of his strangest decisions with new X Collection 1