Mega Man
Nickname Blue Metal Hero
Special Moves Metal Blade (Neutral), Crash Bomber (Side), Rush Coil (Up), Leaf Shield (Down)
Final Smash Mega Legends
First appearance Mega Man (1987)

Mega Man (ロックマン, Rockman) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. Returning from Super Smash Bros. 4, he becomes the first-revealed of the nineteen third-party characters in the game along with fellow Capcom character Ryu, Bandai Namco's Pac-Man, Goku and Naruto, Konami's Snake, Sega's Sonic, Bayonetta and AiAi, Square Enix's Cloud, Golgoth Studio's Justice, Clamp's Sakura, Activision's Crash, Team Shanghai Alice's Reimu, Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha, Nickelodeon's SpongeBob, Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim and Disney's Ralph and Elsa. Mega Man does not widely use hand-to-hand combat, instead relying on the large arsenal of ranged weaponry he has amassed by defeating boss characters in his own games. His sound effects are reused from the vast number of retro Mega Man games he has appeared in.

Trophy Description

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!


  • Mega Man makes several references to his home series outside of his moveset:
    • Mega Man is the only character to have additional effects added to his KO explosion. When Mega Man gets KO'd, he splits into multiple orbs with identical coloration to his outfit, while the signature "lose a life" sound from the original Mega Man echoes in the background. This is a direct reference to what would happen to him in the Mega Man series whenever he dies.
    • Mega Man is tied for highest air acceleration, true to the famously "twitchy" controls in the Mega Man series.
    • Aside from his idle poses, Mega Man stands completely still when idle, like in the classic Mega Man games. In the Wii U & Nintendo 3DS Developer Direct at E3 2013, Mega Man is also seen blinking when idle, but for unknown reasons, this is not the case in the final game.
  • The Robot Masters that appear in the segment in Mega Man's trailer where he shows off his Robot Master abilities are silhouetted versions of their original artwork from the Mega Man series.
  • None of the Robot Master weapons from Mega Man 5, Mega Man 10, Mega Man & Bass, or Mega Man V are included in Mega Man's arsenal, even though there is at least one weapon used from every other Mega Man game from 1-9, although the Black Hole Bomb from Mega Man 9 appears briefly during his Final Smash. Beat from Mega Man 5 also appears as a custom up special move.
  • While Mega Man's eighth palette swap uses yellow as the light armor color, the Wii U stock icon uses white instead for unknown reasons. The 3DS version uses yellow like it should be.
  • Mega Man's forward aerial, Flame Sword, shares the same name as Roy's up smash.
  • Mega Man and Pac-Man are the only two third-party characters in SSB4 who do not speak in-game, despite both of them having spoken in their home series.
  • Mega Man and Rosalina are the only two SSB4 newcomers to appear in the CGI portions of a newcomer trailer other than their own, namely Bowser Jr.'s.
  • Mega Man, Villager, and Rosalina are the only newcomers whose Final Smashes are not shown in their reveal trailers.
  • Mega Man, King Dedede, and Snake are the only characters that have projectiles that can stick to walls.
  • If Mega Man is Star KOed while the Leaf Shield is active, the Leaf Shield will still continue around him depending on how long the move has left. However, this is merely aesthetic and causes no gameplay issues.
  • Despite being a third-party character, Mega Man's appearance was heavily advertised, as he appeared in more trailers and promotional material than any other third-party character.
  • Curiously, in Mega Man's trailer, he is seen pulling out two Metal Blades, something that can't be done in neither Smash Bros. nor Mega Man.
  • In the E3 2013 gameplay demo, where the Wii Fit Trainer was also revealed, Mega Man's name in the HUD was displayed as one word ("Megaman") as opposed to two ("Mega Man").
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