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This page is about the original Bomb Man. For his NetNavi counterpart, see BombMan.EXE.
"Idiot! Bombs aren't toys! Timing it right, lighting the fuse -- that's the stuff you gotta leave to pros!"
―Bomb Man, Mega Man Powered Up

Bomb Man (ボンバーマン Bonbāman, lit. "Bomberman") is a Robot Master from the original Mega Man. He was created by Doctor Thomas Light for demolition and land development, blasting away debris so that land could be cleared for construction projects, working in tandem with Guts Man. Bomb Man's and Fire Man's development began at the same time, and despite being warned by Rock that working with both explosives and fire could be dangerous, Dr. Light went on believing that Ice Man could handle things if anything happened. A few flash fires did occur, but Ice Man ran away saying he doesn't like saunas.[4] His Special Weapon is the Hyper Bomb—very powerful explosives originally used for land reclamation and destroying abandoned buildings.

Physical appearance

Bomb Man is a rotund robot with a yellow head holding his red mohawk and beak-like jaws, his body is black and spherical resembling a bomb covered by a red chest plate and red- yellow limbs matching his head.

Personality

Bomb Man's personality depicts him to be that of a teenager (possibly a nod to his mohawk). He enjoys fighting and is an expert in demolitions, being able to quickly create and throw Hyper Bombs with startling accuracy, capable of destroying most targets with ease. However, he also enjoys firework displays, festivals, and ten-pin bowling. He is also a daredevil and his attitude depicts it, but he can be a bit wasteful on money and his bombs and has a dislike for a match or lighter, possibly due to the risk of them igniting his bombs.

Video game appearances

See also: Bomb Man Stage

Mega Man

Dr. Wily reprogrammed Bomb Man and Dr. Light's other industrial robots to help him conquer the world. Bomb Man appears as a boss that Mega Man must battle, so Mega Man defeats him and obtains his Hyper Bomb. He is weak to both Fire Man's Fire Storm.

Strategy

Bomb Man will just jump around the room and throw Hyper Bombs that land in front of the player at the moment of throwing the bomb. He usually jumps away from Mega Man instead of towards him.

Mega Man Powered Up

As a remake of the first game, Bomb Man appears as a boss, but he becomes a playable character if he is defeated by Mega Man using only the Mega Buster. As a playable character, Bomb Man can throw his Hyper Bomb in several angles.

Strategy

Bomb Man fights in a similar way he did in the original game. In Easy and Normal difficulties, if the player attacks Bomb Man while he has a bomb in his hand (or in Normal difficulty, hit with Mega Man C's charged shots or Proto Man's Proto Strike), Bomb Man will immediately drop his bomb but it will still detonate. This can somewhat be dangerous if playing as Mega and Roll as they only have meelee attacks. In Hard difficulty, Bomb Man's regular attack now consists of him throwing two bombs instead of one which land on either side of the player. While they can be avoided by jumping right as the bombs land, if the player stands near a wall, the additional bomb exploding on a wall makes it difficult for the player to avoid taking damage.

In Normal and Hard difficulties, if Bomb Man is near a wall after using his regular bomb attack, he will then use a Special Attack where he attacks with a giant bomb depending on his quote, being invulnerable while doing so:

  • If Bomb Man says, "That's a bit harsh!" (or "Back at ya!" in the Wily Castle rematch), he will throw the bomb directly at the player's character.
  • If Bomb Man says "I'll show you!" (or "Ha! Boom!" in the Wily Castle rematch), he will throw the bomb in front of him and causes it to bounce across the room a few times before detonating.

In Normal mode, he starts using the Special Attack after losing half of his health. In Hard mode, Bomb Man throws two Hyper Bombs at the same time and the Special Attack is available from the beginning of the battle. He is weak to Cut Man's Rolling Cutter in which said attack can also destroy any of the bombs used in his attacks.

Mega Man's Soccer

Bomb Man is a balanced player that doesn't have his own team. In Tournament mode, he is a member of the Fire Man, Elec Man, Pharaoh Man, Dust Man, Skull Man and Wily teams. In League mode, he is a member of the Fire Man and Skull Man teams.

Super Adventure Rockman

If Mega Man is defeated by Magnet Man, Bomb Man will appear to save him, giving the player the chance to fight against Magnet Man again.

Chokkan! Rockman

In the mini-game Bomb Wars, Mega Man must defeat Bomb Man before time runs out. Bomb Man is in a high position out of reach and keeps dropping bombs. Mega Man must throw the bombs back to Bomb Man to damage him.

Rockman Strategy

Bomb Man appears in Rockman Strategy as a boss and optional teammate. He first appears in Aries' Steelmaking Factory along with Flame Man, and reappears in Dimensional Space when the player is facing the Wily Capsule. Here, he joins Sword Man, Skull Man, and Aqua Man in defending Dr. Wily.

Other appearances

Data

Mega Man & Bass CD data

Bomb Man CD data card


Rockman Complete Works data

ガッツマンとともに、かいたくさぎょうをしたロボット。ハイパーボムをなげる前にダメージをあたえよう。

Mega Man Legacy Collection translation: A robot who, together with Guts Man, used to clear land for development. Be sure to damage him before throwing the Hyper Bomb.

Stage enemies

Bomb Man's stage in Mega Man.

Enemies in Bomb Man's stage:

Damage data chart

Displays the amount of damage in units that Bomb Man will receive from each Special Weapon from the original Mega Man.

Mega Man
Mega Buster Rolling Cutter Super Arm Ice Slasher Hyper Bomb Fire Storm Thunder Beam
2 2 0 0 1 4 2

Other media

Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)

Bomb Man from the Mega Man cartoon show.

"Hey Mega! Remember me!? A BLAST from the PAST!"
―Bomb Man, Terror of the Seven Seas

Bomb Man appears in four episodes from Ruby-Spears' Mega Man animated series. In the first episode, The Beginning, he and the other five robots from the first game attack an airport with Wily. Bomb Man's weapon was the first one taken by Mega Man in the show. He also appears in episodes Terror of the Seven Seas, Mega Dreams and Crime of The Century. He looks accurate to his game counterpart except his hands and feet are orange and he has an orange beak.

Captain N: The Game Master

Bomb Man appears in the episode "Mega Trouble in Megaland" along with the other original five Robot Masters, working as a subordinate to Cuts Man. Other than the predominantly green color change and a more rectangular body (as opposed to the more spherical design of the original), this depiction of Bomb Man is very similar to the game version.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Mega Man Megamix

Bomb Man was created for land development purposes just like Guts Man, being a demolition robot equipped with explosives called Hyper Bombs. Bomb Man is not a complex robot by any means, and enjoys big, flashy things like fireworks. Besides, since Bomb Man and Guts Man were designed for working in and around construction sites, they possess enhanced abilities when it comes to search and rescue operations, and can perform simple medical diagnoses. They are not, however, capable of performing actual medical procedures.[5]

Bomb Man, alongside other five robots created by Dr. Light, were controlled by Dr. Wily to help him conquer the world, but Bomb Man is defeated by Mega Man inside Wily's base and restored to his original self. Due to their actions while controlled by Wily, the government considered them a threat and decided to destroy the six Light Numbers, but after they assisted in the battle against the Wily Numbers, the order to destroy them was revoked.

In Mega Man Gigamix, Bomb Man assisted in the battle against the white robot and the Stardroids.

Other appearances

Bomb Man also appears in the manga Rockman and Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin.

Gallery

Screenshots

Other media

Miscellaneous

Trivia

  • Out of the six Robot Masters of the first Mega Man game, Bomb Man is the one with least appearances in games. Bomb Man (along with Fire Man) did not appear in any of the arcade titles. He, along with Guts Man, did not appear in the first Game Boy title, Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge. However, as Guts Man appeared in Capcom Quiz: Hatena? no Daibouken, Bomb Man is the only Robot Master from the first four NES games to not appear in a Game Boy title.
  • Bomb Man is the only Robot Master from the first game not to appear as a boss in Rockman Xover.
  • Bomb Man is also the only Robot Master from the first game who does not appear in the Mega Man: Fully Charged animated series.
  • Bomb Man's weakness to the Rolling Cutter in Mega Man Powered Up is a reference to bomb defusion.
  • Bomb Man's Japanese name is literally translated as "Bomberman", though he is still commonly referred to as "Bomb Man" in Japan. Mega Man's Soccer is the only instance of Bomb Man being referred to as "Bomberman" within a game.
  • In the Mega Man comic Bomb Man mentions he exhausted all of his Hyper Bombs after helping Mega Man to destroy the Boobeam Trap. This is ironic considering he has an unlimited amount of them when fought as a boss in any game or as a playable character in Mega Man Powered Up.
  • Also in the Mega Man comic, Bomb Man referred to his hatred to Cut Man's puns once in Issue 23 and again in Issue 29, making him one of the only Robot Masters, along with Time Man to reflect to his puns the most.
  • A mass produced enemy based on Bomb Man was designed for the first game to go along with Sniper Joe, a mass produced model who's based on Proto Man.

References

  1. "As the new guy, it was my job to create Elec Man and Bomb Man. I was also allowed to participate when using dots to give Guts Man and Fire Man motion." -Keiji Inafune
    Mega Man Official Complete Works, UDON Entertainment Corp. 2009. pg.7. Retrieved on March 10, 2011.
  2. Mega Man's Soccer.
  3. Famicom Tsūshin #43, page 140.
  4. Rockman Classics Collection Original Notebook
  5. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 2


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