"Intruders... bad... E-li-mi-nate intruders..."
―CWU-01P, Mega Man Powered Up

CWU-01P is an aquatic robot from the first Mega Man game that was originally created for water purification, but it is used by Dr. Wily to protect his fortress. Its weakness is the Super Arm, but the Fire Storm works just as well.

In the first game, there are seven CWU-01Ps that roll through the room inside of bubbles and shoot three bubbles at the enemy. The seven are the same in their design, except that they have different speeds and different colors in the circle on them. They appear consecutively, and when one CWU-01P is defeated, the next will be faster. Each CWU-01P defeated removes 4 HP from their total HP.

Mega Man Powered Up

In the remake Mega Man Powered Up, there is only one CWU-01P that reforms its bubble multiple times. It has a new design and speaks in a voice and manner similar to that of a security drone. The lines of dialogue are a direct reference to the Daleks from the Doctor Who series whenever the CWU-01P states the word "E-LIM-IN-ATE!" compared to the Daleks "EX-TER-MIN-ATE!" The bubble must now be penetrated before the player can actually do any damage to the machine, similar to the Green Devil. On the easiest difficulty setting it goes around in a tight circle in the middle of the room and shoots bullets at regular intervals. On harder difficulty settings it gains a sweeping laser attack that brings down Guts Blocks in order to crush the player; these blocks can be thrown by using the Super Arm. In addition, the circle it follows is wider, and it breaks the Guts Blocks it collides with. Its weakness is still Super Arm, but hitting CWU-01P with Thunder Beam will stun it briefly. Oil Slider is also highly effective against the bubble, as Oil Man points out that water and oil don't mix. Defeating the CWU-01P causes it to drown.

Dialogue Before the Battle

Whenever it makes its entrance, the CWU-01P says, "Intruders... bad... E-li-mi-nate intruders...!". Unless stated otherwise, the CWU-01P's reaction to the Robot Master's response is to say, "Negative! Must... eliminate! Eliminate! Eliminate...!"

If Mega Man confronts it

  • CWU-01P: "Intruders... bad... E-li-mi-nate intruders..."
  • Mega Man: "Please, let me pass!"
  • CWU-01P: "Negative! Must... eliminate! Eliminate! Eliminate...!"

If Cut Man confronts it

  • CWU-01P: "Intruders... bad... E-li-mi-nate intruders..."
  • Cut Man: "I only want to pass through. I don't really wanna fight, so move!"
  • CWU-01P: "Negative! Must... eliminate! Eliminate! Eliminate...!"

If Guts Man confronts it

  • CWU-01P: "Intruders... bad... E-li-mi-nate intruders..."
  • Guts Man: "No entry? How about if I just bust on through?"
  • CWU-01P: "Request... denied. Must... eliminate."

If Ice Man confronts it

  • Ice Man: "You don't make any sense!"

If Bomb Man confronts it

  • Bomb Man: "I just wanna set things right. You gonna get in my way?"

If Fire Man confronts it

  • Fire Man: "An underwater battle, huh? Yeah, I'm in a pinch now!! But! My spirit of righteousness will burn even hotter, yeah!" (The CWU-01P reacts to this response by saying, "Eliminate, Eliminate, Eliminate!")

If Elec Man confronts it

  • Elec Man: "Do your worst, but I find it hard to believe that such a low-voltage robot like you can defeat me."

If Time Man confronts it

  • Time Man: "Disappear, you out-dated model..."

If Oil Man confronts it

  • Oil Man: "Haven't you ever heard that oil and water don't mix?! Yeah, you heard me, I'm tellin' you "no", so you better be lettin' me through!"

If Roll confronts it

  • Roll: "I'm not a pollutant! I'm always clean and tidy!" (The CWU-01P reacts to this response by saying, "Must... eliminate! Eliminate! Eliminate!")

If Proto Man confronts it

  • Proto Man: "Robots are machines that follow orders. I'm a machine that doesn't, so what does that make me?" (The CWU-01P responds to this by saying, "Must... eliminate. Eliminate!")

Other media

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

CWU-01P appears in the Time Keeps Slipping story arc from the comic series with its appearance from Mega Man Powered Up. It attacked Mega Man, Cut Man and Ice Man while they were investigating the remains from Wily's base, and is stopped by them.

Other appearances

CWU-01P appeared in the Rockman manga and has a cameo appearance in Mega Man Megamix.


See also

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