That's not really true. X spazzes out a bit after the first Maverick in X8, and suffers a serious loss of resolve both during and after the Lumine battle. It's just that Zero and Axl are working to keep X's head on straight.
Yes, they are Rockman Model ZX, but no, they are not Rockman ZX, much like Zero isn't Rockman Zero. Besides, the second title in the ZX-series is named Advent for a reason: it is not ZX2 and was never advertised as such. It is simply another title in the setting established in ZX; therefore it can take a different route and exclude Rockman Model ZX from the role of main character.
You are being overly literal on the title. There is no "Live Metal Model ZX", there is only "Rockman Model ZX". So "ZX" in and of itself, can refer only to that.
The second game is not "Rockman Advent", it is "Rockman ZX Advent". Whether or not the game is titled "ZX 2" is irrelevant; no matter what you call it, it is the second game of the ZX series. And it was always advertised as that.
This is why I said, IMO. It just my own personal opinion. I think it's worse to do it with established characters in a long running series with many, many games, rather than characters only one game in. Like I've said before, to me, it's the equivalent of doing it with Samus in the Metroid series.
I dunno, I think a game where you start as Rundas and unlock a Hyper Beam wielding engine of destruction Samus would be pretty damn badass.
Could've sworn I already admitted my error with ZXA... LOL, and as for what you're hearing, I have NO idea, cause judging by the Cyber Mission post, you're not listening at all. You brought up the title thing with ZX. I have CLEARLY stated time and time again that I find it unacceptable for X, the main character of his series, having to be unlocked in his own series. So why you would think I'd find it acceptable in Rockman X Cyber Mission is mindboggling, title or not.
Because you claimed that tacking on an additional label, "Advent" justifies ignoring previous character references in the title.
You admitted your error but the lengths to which those implications extend were not specified, plus I prefer to add my own input on a discussion I'm already part of, rather than rely solely on Flame (not to discourage others jumping in; this is a community after all). However, since you and Flame already dove into that (which I acknowledged in my previous post, mind you), I kept that segment short.
LoL, I'm adding ambiguity? NOW you've specified this fact with the characters. Before you didn't, and just said that one thing.
My previous post read, "...you cannot, ever, play as MegaMan Model ZX."
You are either unfamiliar with ZX series terminology or you are not paying attention.
Zero doesnt own the X series
Considering that Inafune's idea of "finality" in the X-series is to simply kill Zero, that is HIGHLY debatable. The game outright states that a still-off-screen character wants X dead, for crying out loud.