|Mega Man, as seen in Mega Man 10|
- "No, you're wrong! I only fight when I am forced to protect the world from those who would pit machines against man. I believe humans and robots can live in peace!""
- ―Mega Man, Mega Man V
Mega Man, known as Rockman (ロックマン Rokkuman) in Japan, also known as Rock in his original form, is the main protagonist of the Mega Man Classic series. Built by Dr. Light to be a lab assistant, Rock volunteered himself to be upgraded into a Super Fighting Robot to stop the evil plans of Dr. Wily. He can use his trademark Mega Buster to shoot small shots of compressed solar energy, or he can charge it up for a larger and more damaging shot. He can also absorb and obtain other Robot Masters' Special Weapons through a program known as the "Variable Weapon System". In the MaGMML series, he is the main playable character in every game, except for Make a Good Mega Man Level: Episode Zero, where he appears as a "boss" in the game's first level. He doesn't appear again until the credits of the game, where he is seen running alongside his pet dog Rush through the festival grounds of Make a Good Mega Man Level 2. He can also be "fought" in The Ultimate Choice, but doing so will lead to an instant death after the cutscene ends.
Mega Man's personality seems to stem from his creator, Dr. Light, whose intention may have been to design Rock based on his own interpretation of a real boy as if it were his very own son. Rock, who would later be upgraded into the super fighting robot known as Mega Man, demonstrates a wide range of emotions similar to that of an actual human boy, making him rather unique for a robot.
Rock is extremely courageous and just, choosing to become Mega Man and face the threat Wily posed because he wanted to help and do the right thing. That said, he's also a pacifist, and as seen in the Mega Man Powered Up pre-boss cutscenes, he always tries to find an alternative to violence. This trait was also, to a degree, shown in Mega Man 8 where he questioned Bass as to why they must fight. Along with these traits, Rock is also kind, generous and polite.
However, Wily's frequent false repentances have become a constant frustration to Mega Man, who appears to be developing less patience with him. These frustrations came to a head in the ending of Mega Man 7, where Mega Man contemplated killing Wily, before ultimately deciding against it. He further pointed out Wily's previous false repentances at the end of Mega Man 9, showing his diminishing patience. However, he nonetheless assists Wily when he becomes ill in Mega Man 10.
In other media, Mega Man has also demonstrated strong leadership skills on the occasions where he works with a team. His siblings all notably look up to him and even Proto Man has occasionally shown he's willing to defer to his younger brother for orders.
In the fictional and futuristic year 200X, the robotics expert Dr. Thomas Light worked to create a humanoid robot. This robot would demonstrate an advanced artificial intelligence program that would allow it to make decisions based on vague commands and directions.
Before Dr. Light ever constructed what would eventually become Mega Man, he first designed the robot known as "Proto Man" which, fittingly for his name, was designed as a prototype of his future creations. Dr. Light's achievement greatly exceeded his expectations. However, he found a critical problem in Proto Man's power reactor. He made plans to modify and repair him, but the robot ran away, fearing that he would lose his identity and become like a different person.
After the disappearance of Proto Man, Dr. Light decided to create another robot. He created two robot siblings around the same time to work as a pair. These robots were called "Rock" and "Roll". Rock was created as Dr. Light's lab assistant, and his "sister", Roll, was designed for housekeeping.
Following the success of these two test-type robots, Light designed and built six industrial robots, mainly to be used in the construction and maintenance of public works. These robots were Cut Man, a timber felling robot; Guts Man, a construction robot; Ice Man, a robot designed for exploration in extreme freezing temperatures; Bomb Man, a land reclamation robot; Fire Man, designed for waste management; and Elec Man, designed to oversee and control atomic energy power plants. (Mega Man Powered Up introduced two more Robot Masters: Time Man, a time researcher robot, and Oil Man, an oil maintenance robot). Each of these robots had full use of a human-like intelligence and reasoning potential. However, little did Dr. Light know that all of these robots, including the missing Proto Man, would later serve as the key to unlocking Rock's destiny.
MaGMML Series Playable Appearances
- Make a Good Mega Man Level (Remastered)
- Make a Good Mega Man Level 2
- Make a Good 24 Hour Mega Man Level
- Make a Good Mega Man Level 3 Judge Application Levels
|Make a Good 24 Hour Mega Man Level|
|Mega Man • Dr. Wily|
|Water Wave • Time Slow • Super Arm • Chill Spike • Rush Coil • Rush Jet|
|Hornet Chaser • Jewel Satellite • Grab Buster • Triple Blade • Flash Stopper • Slash Claw • Wheel Cutter • Sakugarne • Wire Adaptor • Super Arrow • Match Blast • Skeletup N' Pakkajoe|
|Air Trick • Breaking Ground • Flooded Temple • Nauseous Greenhouse • Pollution Park • X Factory|
|Abyss Balcony • Up 'n' Duck • Wily 3|
|Centaur Man • Metal Man • Quick Man • Toad Man • Top Man|
|Giga Count • Cloud Devil • Wily Machine Arc|
|Make a Good Mega Man Level 3 - Judge Application Levels|
|Midnight Man • Coptar Man • X Factory • Space Crusade • Gate 303 • Universe City V • Magnum Man|
|List of Bosses|
|Dreadnought • Plant Man • Gemini Man • Volt Man • Volt Boss • Magnum Man|
|Make a Good Mega Man Level: Episode Zero - Chapter 1|
|Explosive Freefall • Surveillance Canyon • Gusty Gorge • Defeat the Giant Spear Man! • Contra Base • Kingdom Crisis • Lost Valley • Skyhigh Ridge • Twilight Terrace • Abandoned Lab • Subterranean Stronghold • Vertical Hunger|
|List of Bosses|
|Mega Man • Dangerous Duck • Giant Spear Man • SRARA Up n' Down • Gomeramos King • Dethgerbis • Piranhabiran • Thwomp Man • Honey Woman • Doc Robot Overloaded • Punk • Boomer Kuwanger • Giga Kuwagata|
|Mega City • Dr. Wily's Secret Bunker|