Changkey Maker (チャンキーメーカー Chankī Mēkā), also known as Hothead in the Mega Man 2 instruction manual for the U.S. and in Mega Man Powered Up, is a large fire-headed robot that was originally created to light bonfires. It takes Changkeys from the head to throw at enemies.


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Changkey Makers first appeared in Mega Man 2, where there are only three of them in the dark room of Quick Man's stage. When Mega Man gets close to them, the room lights up, but it becomes dark again if they are destroyed.

Changkey Maker also appear in:

Hits Data Chart

Amount of shots/hits from Special Weapons it takes to destroy a Changkey Maker.

Mega Man 2
Mode Mega Buster Metal Blade Air Shooter Bubble Lead Quick Boomerang Crash Bomber Time Stopper Atomic Fire Leaf Shield
Normal 5 3 1 2 5 0 Y 5:2:0 2
Difficult 10 5 1 3 10 0 Y 10:4:0 3
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Mega Buster Rolling Cutter Super Arm Ice Slasher Hyper Bomb Fire Storm Thunder Beam
10 5 ? Y 0 10 5
Needle Cannon Magnet Missile Gemini Laser Hard Knuckle Top Spin Search Snake Spark Shock Shadow Blade
10 4 5 10 0 3 0 5

  • Damage values for Mega Man 2's weapons in The Wily Wars are equivalent to those of its "Difficult" setting.

Other media

Changkey Maker appears briefly in the manga Rockman: Dr. Wily no Inbou, Rockman World, and Rock'n Game Boy. One also appears on the Variant Cover of Mega Man Issue 3 in its Mega Man: Powered Up design.


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