The Scorching Duo
The Scorching Duo refers to a pair of bosses, both named Scorch Man. One of them is among the first four bosses that must be fought in the fangame Mega Man Sunrise, while the other is one of six bosses that must be fought in the bootleg game Zook Hero Z.
They both appear in Make a Good Mega Man Level 2, collectively serving as the boss of Tier 4, the Train Station. After their defeat, Scorch Man from Mega Man Sunrise can be found as an NPC in the Chateau Chevaleresque, while Scorch Man from Zook Hero Z can be found as an NPC in Tier 7.
The Scorching Duo starts the battle on opposite sides of the room. They simultaneously shoot projectiles straight forward 6 times, randomly choosing between both standing on the ground or both jumping while doing so. Zook Scorch Man then jumps to the center of the room, and Sunrise Scorch Man jumps straight up twice; each time he jumps, he shoots a giant fireball that leaves behind a stream of smaller fireballs straight up and down, and Zook Scorch Man shoots flames to his left and right each time Sunrise Scorch Man shoots his giant fireball. The duo then swaps positions, and the pattern repeats.
When the Scorching Duo's health reaches 14, they "fuse" together into what is simply the two of them tied together with rope. Their pattern then changes; While floating above Mega Man, Sunrise Scorch Man shoots 7 flames that drop to the ground and linger before disappearing. They then swoop down 3 times, with Zook Scorch Man shooting flames to the left and right each time they touch the ground.
- Originally, the Scorching Duo consisted of Scorch Man from Mega Man Sunrise and Scorch Man from the fangame Mega Man Eternal. To match this, the theme that playing during the boss fight against them was the boss theme of the latter's sequel fangame, Mega Man Eternal II. Following objections from the creator of Mega Man Eternal, that game's Scorch Man was replaced with Scorch Man from Zook Hero Z, and the boss theme was changed to the boss music from Mega Man Sunrise. The attacks where Zook Hero Z Scorch Man shoots flames to his left and right is a leftover from the Mega Man Eternal Scorch Man.
- In his game of origin, the Scorch Man from Zook Hero Z is named Fire Magician in the games instruction manual. The unofficial name "Scorch Man" comes from a review of Zook Hero Z by Brahman (which is no longer available for viewing).
|Make a Good Mega Man Level 2 - Tier 4|
|Alien Temple • Joe Destruction Co. • Neon Man • Jungle Base • Orbital Station • Shovel Knight • Poorly Named Level • Enhanced Mobility|
|List of Bosses|
|Alien • Neon Man • Whopper • Volt Man|
|The Scorching Duo|