Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the main hero of the Mega Man arrangement of games. Otherwise called Mega or Rock in his unique structure, he serves as something of a mascot for Capcom.
The pixel craftsmanship for Mega Man was made by the fashioner of the first amusement in the arrangement of games, Akira Kitamura (credited under the nom de plume"A.K." and later transformed into a refined delineation by Keiji Inafune. From that point forward, he has ended up one of the organization's essential unique characters and keeps on being one of the computer game industry's most unmistakable symbols. Having showed up on numerous gaming frameworks since the Nintendo Entertainment System, Mega Man has had a wide gaming group of onlookers, and his amusements keep on evolving with the perpetually changing equipment requests of advanced gaming frameworks. Mega Man's anecdotal universe can be partitioned into seven classifications, each highlighting distinctive varieties and incarnations of the same mechanical kid legend. In spite of the fact that "Mega Man," or "Rockman," is normally the name used to portray just the first Mega Man from the exemplary arrangement, it can likewise be utilized less particularly to depict the Mega Man arrangement of anecdotal works, or the gathering of adherently named principle characters inside.
He has been voiced in the Japanese original versions by Hekiru Shiina in Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, Ai Orikasa in Mega Man 8, Super Adventure Rockman and Mega Man Battle & Chase, Kaoru Fujino in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Ages of Heroes, Yumiko Kobayashi in Mega Man Powered Up and Ayaka Fukuhara.
In the English versions, he has been voiced by Doug Parker in Captain N: The Game Master, Ian James Corlett in the Ruby-Spears cartoon, Ruth Shiraishi (who is currently the only female voice actor to voice Mega Man) in Mega Man 8, Cole Howard in Mega Man Powered Up, Vincent Tong and Ben Diskin.
Dr. Light created Rock and Roll in order to have sons. He also worked as a lab assistant for him.
When Dr. Wily stole and reprogrammed some of the Robot Masters created by Dr. Light, Rock asked Dr. Light to make him a combat robot in order to stop and retrieve the robots. He took the name Mega Man afterwards.
After it, Mega Man entered Dr. Wily's castle and stopped when Wily surrendered.
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Marvel vs. Capcom
Mega Man appears in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes as an playable character, in his ending he obtains the Onslaught abilitie "Magnetic Shockwave". In Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Ages of Heroes, he appears as an unlockable character.
Super Smash Bros.
Mega Man appears as an playable character in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, his moveset are from the classic games. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mega Man appears as an unlockable character and many of the characters who are defeated by Galeem.
- He is the first Mega Man robot and the second robot created by Dr. Light of the Mega Man series.
- Being the first, Mega Man's design was decided to be the analogue and template for other characters in the series that would bear the name. Notably, what would originally be the first character to succeed Mega Man, had a radically different design, before the developers decided on another, more similar design completely.
- In Japan, Rockman and Roll's names are a pun of Rock 'n Roll. This pun was lost in most English versions.
- The Japanese name "Rock" (Mega Man's original name) was not Americanized until Mega Man Powered Up, when it was changed to "Mega". This change has since been retconned, however, as evidenced by the U.S. Mega Man 9 site which uses the name "Rock". However, he was referred to as "Mega" numerous times throughout Mega Man 11.
- Mega Man appears as Rock (in his human-looking form) in only six games: Mega Man, Mega Man 4, Mega Man V (Game Boy), Mega Man's Soccer and Mega Man Powered Up, being playable as Rock in the latter, where he uses a "Mega Kick" instead of an arm cannon, and Mega Man 11'.
- Of the various "Mega Men", classic series Rockman is the only one with blue eyes. All other characters to bear the name "Mega Man" have green eyes. Curiously in the PSP remake Mega Man Powered Up his eye color is changed to green (though the artwork for the game shows him with blue eyes). In the Mega Man Megamix illustrations, his eye color is also depicted as green.
- In Mega Man Star Force 2, if one has the event '1stMegaMan' brother data his secret is that he obtains his energy from the sun.
- Also in the final Club Capcom magazine there was an Ask Dr. Light bit in which he said regarding the robot master energy systems that many of them do utilize “solar energy” in some way and that Mega Man’s charge shot discharges condensed solar energy.
- Spiritia Rosenberg, a character from the Japanese doujin soft series, Rosenkreuzstilette, is based on Mega Man.
- In The Misadventures of Tron Bonne, in one of the houses in the first level, one of the Servbots will turn on a TV showing the 8 bit Mega Man running while the stage selected theme plays.
- In Artix Entertainment's AdventureQuest Worlds MMORPG, one of the randomly-generated regular monsters is a robot called MegaDude, who is a reference to Mega Man, based on his appearance and blaster attack.
- Early concept art for Mega Man X: Command Mission shows that Mega Man (and Cut Man) may have been planned to appear in the game.
- Mega Man made a one-time appearance in a German Super Mario comic book, where he and Dr. Light were helping Mario catch Wario who had recently committed a robbery.
- Mega Man made an appearance in the Cartoon Network show, MAD in the skit "Gaming's Next Top Princess", where he is one of the judges alongside Mario and another person. However, his appearance is slightly different outside of the animation style, he is shown with a buster set on the left hand at all times, and like 'Mega Man?' from Powered Up, the grey square on his helmet is a triangle, and he has brown eyes instead of blue. *He also appeared in another skit ("MAD's Guide to Video Game Cheats") where he beats Strike Man by doing a code which makes cats fall from the sky.
- Mighty No. 9, the spiritual successor to Mega Man.