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Mega Man
Mega Man in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Full name DLN-001, Mega / Rock
Species Robot
First appearance Mega Man (1987, Mega Man series)
"Super Mario: Die Bescherung" (1992, Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Mega Man: Legacy Collection 2 (2017, Mega Man series)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (as a costume) (2017, Mario franchise)

Mega Man (known in Japan as Rockman) is a robot created by Dr. Light and the titular protagonist of the Mega Man video game series. Originally created to be Light's lab assistant, Dr. Wily taking over six of Light's robots led Mega Man to be converted into a battle robot to fight Wily and stop him from taking over the world as well as achieve everlasting peace.

In the Mario franchise, Mega Man has made appearances in the Club Nintendo comics and cameos as unlockable costumes that his amiibo can unlock, and he is a playable third-party guest character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


Club Nintendo comics[edit]

Mega Man, Dr. Light and Mario trying to catch Wario in "Super Mario: Die Verwandlung".

Mega Man's first appearance in Mario-related media is in the German Club Nintendo magazine comic "Super Mario: Die Bescherung". The comic shows him with several other characters at Mario and Luigi's Christmas party.

His first and only major appearance was in the 1993 comic "Super Mario: Die Verwandlung", where he serves as Dr. Light's assistant. Toward the beginning Mega Man is the one that lets Mario into Dr. Light's home and guides him to his lab, making fun of Mario wearing a plastic bag to cover his pixelated head. Later, when Dr. Light confuses Mario's pixels for pimples, Mega Man appears and recommends "Oil of Mega Man". Finally, when Wario breaks out of the lab, Mega Man is the one driving the car they are chasing him in.

Mega Man is also mentioned in the comic "Super Mario: Mario im Wunderland". When Mario and Toad meet Kirby, the latter explains that he wants to see the wizard so that he can wish to look like Mega Man.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

SmashWiki article: Mega Man (SSB4)
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Super Smash Bros. Character
Mega Man
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Special Moves
Standard:  Metal Blade (Hyper Bomb, Shadow Blade)
Side:  Crash Bomber (Ice Slasher, Danger Wrap)
Up:  Rush Coil (Tornado Hold, Beat)
Down:  Leaf Shield (Skull Barrier, Plant Barrier)
Final Smash:  Mega Legends
Battle Entrance
Mega Man teleports onto the stage in a similar manner to the Mega Man games.

“Mega Man Joins the Battle!”
Introduction, "Mega Man Joins the Battle!" Trailer

Mega Man and Mario facing each-other in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Mega Man's first appearance in first-party Mario-related media is as a playable guest character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, as well as the third third-party character to be confirmed as a playable character in the series.

Mega Man's appearance and aesthetics in this game are based on his appearance in the NES titles, possessing a moveset centered around shooting as his opponents; he can use the Mega Buster to fire multiple single shots as his standard attack, which can be used while both walking and jumping, and use the Charge Shot as a side smash attack[1]. His only direct attacks are the slide as his strong down attack, which made its debut in Mega Man 3, and the Mega Upper as his strong up, a move introduced in Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters which later appeared in Marvel vs. Capcom.

Much of Mega Man's moveset is based around the special weapons (referred to as the "Variable Weapon System") obtainable from the various Robot Masters in the classic Mega Man series[2]. His special moves include Metal Blade, Crash Bomber, and Leaf Shield from Mega Man 2 as his neutral special, side special, and down special respectively, and Rush Coil from Mega Man 3 as his up special. His dash attack is the Top Spin, a move from Mega Man 3 which can hit multiple times. His up smash is the Spark Shock and his down smash is the Flame Blast, from Mega Man 3 and Mega Man 6, respectively. His aerial attacks include Slash Claw from Mega Man 7 as his back air, Flame Sword from Mega Man 8 as his front air, Air Shooter from Mega Man 2 as his up air which sends a tornado into the air that pushes opponents up, and Hard Knuckle from Mega Man 3 as his down air which acts as a meteor smash. His grab is the Super Arm from the original Mega Man. His Final Smash is Mega Legends, which involves the other incarnations of the Mega Man character appearing alongside this one to blast opponents all at once.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

By scanning the Mega Man amiibo on the GamePad while playing Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a special Mii racing suit designed after the character will be unlocked. A sample of this suit is shown right next to a picture of Mega Man on the Mii Racing Suits screen, which is located in the main menu of the game; thus, Mega Man makes his first cameo appearance within a Mario game. These features are only present as of version 4.0 of the aforementioned game.

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Players can unlock a Mega Man amiibo design for Yoshi in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World by scanning Mega Man's amiibo.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

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Mega Man's amiibo can be used to unlock a Mega Man costume for use as Costume Mario in Super Mario Maker. His sprite is similar to his 8-bit sprite from the Mega Man series, but scaled down to fit the size of Small Mario. As with all other Costume Mario costumes, can only be used in the Super Mario Bros. graphical style.

Mega Man's transformation sound is the level select sound from Mega Man 2, and while he has no jumping sound effect, his landing and death sounds are the ones throughout the Mega Man series, and pressing up on the d-pad causes him to hold out the Mega Buster, which also plays the sound for firing a shot in the Mega Man series. Finally, his level clear song is from Mega Man 2. His running and jumping animations are based on those used in the Mega Man series, and his stopping sprite is based on his sliding sprite first seen in Mega Man 3.

Profiles and statistics[edit]


Name Image Appears in
(Wii U version only)
Mega Man MegaManTrophy3DS.png
NES Mega Man (12/1987)
NES Mega Man 2 (07/1989)
The main hero from Capcom's 1987 action game, Mega Man. He travels from stage to stage, defeating Robot Masters to obtain new weapons. He uses this vast arsenal in Smash Bros. in a variety of ways. Metal Blades, for example, can be fired in eight directions and picked up off the ground!
(Wii U)
Mega Man (Alt.) MegaManAllStarTrophy3DS.png
NES Mega Man (12/1987)
NES Mega Man 2 (07/1989)
Mega Man has more than 10 different weapons at his disposal. His forward air attack, Flame Sword, affects a wide area and doesn't leave much of an opening, making it useful in a variety of situations. His Leaf Shield special spins four leaves around him to deflect projectiles or hurt foes. He can also fire the leaves forward.
(Wii U)

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Viridi: Hey, look! It's Mega Man!
  • Pit: Is that really him? It is really him! WOW!
  • Viridi: I hope he busts out his Mega Buster!
  • Pit: I wanna see his Charge Shot!
  • Palutena: Flame Blast!
  • Viridi: Leaf Shield!
  • Pit: Rush Coil!
  • Palutena: Metal Blade!
  • Viridi: Spark Shock!
  • Pit: Air Shooter!
  • Palutena: Crash Bomber!
  • Viridi: Slash Claw!
  • Pit: Flame Sword!


  • The main hero from Capcom's Mega Man series. An advanced humanoid robot created by Dr. Light, Mega Man was modified from a general-purpose lab assistant into a fighting robot. Fitted with a powerful arm cannon and the ability to gain skills from defeated enemies, Mega Man serves to thwart the evil plans of Dr. Wily and protect the peaceful coexistence between robots and mankind.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロックマン
Spanish Mega Man
French Megaman
German Mega Man
Portuguese Mega-Man -
Russian Мегамен
Mega Man
Korean 록맨
Chinese 洛克人


  • Mega Man series creator Keiji Inafune took some level of inspiration from the Super Mario games when designing this series.[3]
  • Mario appears in a French commercial for Mega Man 2.[4]
  • In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mega Man's original name is "Mega" in Dr. Light's trophy description; while not incorrect, most sources instead call him "Rock" to match his sister Roll. This instance of his original name stems from the PlayStation Portable remake of the original game Mega Man Powered Up.


  1. ^ Week 12: Super Smash Bros. Official Site Updates | Mario Party Legacy
  2. ^ YouTube - Wii U & Nintendo 3DS Developer Direct - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U @E3 2013
  3. ^ Keiji Inafune on the Mega Man Knowledge Base.
  4. ^

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