|“||Heh heh heh. You have excellent DNA, don't you? I'd like to analyze your DNA once.||„|
|~ Metal Shark Player|
Metal Shark Player (Metalshark Prayer in the Japanese version) is one of the eight bosses from Mega Man X6.
Metal Shark was a Reploid created by Gate to work on a recycling research team. His studies allowed him to control the DNA data from deceased Reploids, eventually becoming capable of resurrecting dead Mavericks. Since DNA resurrection was strictly forbidden, the government took action against him. gate, however, encouraged him to continue his studies (Alia points out he would've continued even if Gate had tried to stop him), so he is disposed off as punishment. Gate later resurrects him to serve as one of his Nightmare Investigators, being put back in charge of his Recycle Laboratory.
Metal Shark attacks with his anchor, which bounces around. He will also dive under the junk and drop over the player. When his health is low he will resurrect a Maverick to attack. If you're playing with X he will resurrect Magna Centipede, while with Zero he will resurrect Sting Chameleon. On the Xtreme difficulty he will resurrect Blast Hornet no matter which character the player uses. His weakness is the Meteor Rain.