For fighter info, see Mega Man (SSBWU/3DS) and Mega Man (SSBU). For the universe, see Mega Man (universe).

Mega Man (ロックマン Rokkuman?) is a titular protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom. He is the first third-party character to be confirmed as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and is the third third-party character to appear in the Super Smash Bros. series after Solid Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog. Mega Man reappears as a veteran in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Character description

Mega Man's sprite used in Mega Man 1-6, and re-used in Mega Man 9 and 10.

Mega Man, originally named Rock, was built in the year 200X (retconned to 20XX in later games to keep his creation in the future) by Dr. Light as a helper and lab assistant. When the mad scientist Dr. Wily stole and reprogrammed Dr. Light's six next generation Robot Masters, Rock volunteered to stop Wily and was upgraded by Dr. Light for combat purposes, adopting the new name Mega Man. Mega Man's primary weapon is the Mega Buster, a transformable arm mounted plasma cannon. He also possesses the Variable Weapon System, which allows Mega Man to copy a defeated Robot Master's special weapon. Using these and his strong desire to bring peace to the world, he has repeatedly thwarted Wily's plans. To date, Mega Man has appeared in over 50 games over the last 25 years. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U is his first major, non-cameo game appearance since Mega Man 10 in 2010.

Despite the fact that Mega Man has had voice actors in some media such as Mega Man 8, Marvel vs. Capcom and Mega Man Powered Up, he remains silent in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U; Pac-Man shares this in common with him, likely to reference the era of gaming before voice acting was introduced and became more commonplace.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

As a playable character

Main article: Mega Man (SSBWU/3DS)
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Mega Man makes his Smash Bros. debut as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Most of his attacks involve using various special weapons obtained from various Robot Masters he has defeated from the original series. His Final Smash is Mega Legends, which involves the other incarnations of the Mega Man character appearing alongside the original and fires a Mega Buster at the opponent.


Mega Man
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!
  • (NES) Mega Man (12/1987)
  • (NES) Mega Man 2 (07/1989)
Mega Man (Alt.)
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.
  • (NES) Mega Man (12/1987)
  • (NES) Mega Man 2 (07/1989)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

As a playable character

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Main article: Mega Man (SSBU)

Mega Man returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, unlike in the previous installment, he is an unlockable character. He is classified as fighter #46. His Final Smash, Mega Legends, has been upgraded with Proto Man and Bass from the Mega Man series joining in.


SSB and NES animation comparisons.

  • Series-wise, Mega Man's significance to Nintendo was that his series was originally conceived for the Famicom by Capcom during its fledgling days. Noting the Famicom's mostly blue color palette, Keiji Inafune decided that Mega Man's defining color should be blue to better suit the system's processing. As the Mega Man series progressed throughout the years, his games would become a staple shining example of the run-jump-gun action platformer, and spawn many other significant spinoffs of the series, including X for the Super Famicom, EXE/Battle Network and Zero for the Gameboy Advance, Legends for the Nintendo 64, and Starforce for the DS.
  • Mega Man has appeared on over 20 platforms.
  • Many of Mega Man's basic animations in Super Smash Bros. are recreations of his animations from the NES games, such as his jumping and hurt frames.
    • In fact, when he gets knocked out, an animation of when Mega Man loses all his health plays much like the NES games.
  • Mega Man is the only third-party character in Smash Bros. whose debut was on a Nintendo console; Sonic was on the Sega Genesis, Snake was on the MSX, Pac-Man and Ryu were in arcade machines, Cloud was on the Sony PlayStation, and Bayonetta was on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
  • Mega Man has actually officially crossed over with some Nintendo characters before in the Captain N: The Game Master animated series and with Sonic the Hedgehog in the Archie comic series.
  • Mega Man is the last fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U who originally debuted in the 1980s.

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