"Some clowns short of a circus."
—Clown Man, Mega Man & Bass database

Clown Man (クラウンマン Kuraunman) is a mischievous Robot Master from Mega Man 8. He was originally a robot designed for an amusement park, but was stolen, reprogrammed, and remodeled for combat by Dr. Wily, gaining the ability to telescopically extend his arms and channel high-voltage electricity through them as part of his Special Weapon, the Thunder Claw. The leftover parts used on his modification were later used by Wily to help create Frost Man. Clown Man can also temporarily surround his body in a ball of electricity and bounce around in fast and erratic patterns for a unique attack that called the Thunder Carnival. His weakness is Tengu Man's Tornado Hold as it can knock him out from the air during his flying trapeze swing and leave him all tangled up in his own arms on the ground for a few seconds before he's able to recover.

Clown Man made his base in an amusement park somewhere in the east of Australia. Despite being of a mischievous, yet silly nature and his nature as a good sportsman to his foes, he is also highly emotional, being particularly prone to having bouts of disliking everything and everyone around him. Clown Man is highly skilled on a flying trapeze, and incorporates said skill into his attack strategy to swing up and around repeatedly in an attempt to collide with his foes.



Usage English Japanese Rōmaji and translation
Intro (Stage Select) I'm Clown Man. クラウンマン様だぞ。 Kuraunman-sama da zo.
Pre-battle I'll make you join my men! お前もオレの家来にしてやる! Omae mo ore no kerai ni shite yaru!
("I'll make you my retainer!")
Pre-battle Yo, geeky! お前生意気だぞッ! Omae namaiki da zo!
("You're getting cocky!")
Pre-battle You've got no chance. へへ、どーせお前が負けるんだ! Hehe, dōse omae ga makeru n da!
("Hehe, you're gonna lose anyway!")
Pre-battle Weakling! This isn't a joking matter! 弱いくせに、生意気だぞ! Yowai kuse ni, namaiki da zo!
("You're pretty cocky for a weakling!")
Attack shout Watch it! ほぅ~ら! Hoūra!
("Check this out!")
Attack shout Thunder Carnival! サンダーカーニバル! Sandā Kānibaru!
Attack shout Thunder Claw! サンダークロー! Sandā Kurō!
If Mega Man is hit by Thunder Claw. Wimp! バァ~カ! Bāka!
("You dummy!")
Cry Ouch! 痛てっ! Ite!
Hit by Tornado Hold Mommy! ママァ~! Mamaa~!
Hit by Tornado Hold What are you doing!? 何だよ~! Nan da yo~!
("What the?!")
Hit by Tornado Hold What have you done to me!? 何すんだよぉ!? Nani sun da yō!?
("What's the big idea?!")
Defeat See you in my dreams. 覚えてろよ~! Oboetero yo~!
("You'll regret this!")

Mega Man & Bass CD data

Clown Man CD data card

Stage enemies

Enemies in Clown Man's stage:

Other media

Rockman 8

In the manga, Clown Man disguises himself as a small wind-up robot called Antonio Takeda the Third before revealing himself to fight Mega Man.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Clown Man is also featured in Archie Comics' Mega Man series, debuting during the Worlds Collide crossover. He joins a large army of Robot Masters dispatched to attack Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog's team of allies, and was seen approaching Shadow the Hedgehog, though he evidently failed to defeat him. Shortly before Light's Robot Masters arrived as the cavalry, Clown Man was seen with several other Robot Masters attacking the (by that point) extremely exhausted team of heroes, although Knuckles nonetheless managed to land a hit on Clown Man.

Other appearances

Clown Man has a brief appearance in the end of Mega Man Gigamix and the short stories from Rockman Maniax.



  • Clown Man and Tengu Man are the only Robot Masters to trash-talk the player in Mega Man 8 if they score a hit. In his case, Clown Man calls Mega Man a "wimp" for falling to his Thunder Claw.
  • During Capcom's boss character contest for Mega Man 8, Clown Man was one of three robots created using a pre-made design template supplied to fans (Search Man and Sword Man were the others). Clown Man's template was known as "Long Arm Robot".
  • The North American Mega Man 8 manual states that Clown Man was originally a robot used on a science fiction TV show that Wily rescued after its cancellation. Made of old sets and props, Clown Man displays the charisma of show business. As Dr. Wily can't stop laughing at his long arms, Clown Man became especially proud of them due to never getting a laugh while on the show.
  • The basis for the Thunder Claw may stem from the joke novelty of the joy buzzer, which is a handheld device used to generate a harmless but surprising shock done for a handshake-based prank.
  • Although ColorMan.EXE and CircusMan.EXE have some similarities with Clown Man, they aren't NetNavi counterparts of him. However, his original concept, shown during the credits of Mega Man 8, showed him standing on a giant ball.
  • Clown Man is one of two entertainer themed Robot Masters, the other being Magic Man from Mega Man & Bass. Interestingly enough, both are weak to Tengu Man's respective weapons (Tornado Hold and Tengu Blade).
  • Coincidentally, Clown Man and Magic Man were both fan designs in a Nintendo Power contest. The prototype of Clown Man was designed by Eugene Han from Ridgewood, New Jersey. Most likely there is no connection whatsoever with Clown Man actually ending up as a Robot Master.
  • His quote, "See you in my dreams" could be a reference to Stephen King's It. In a scene where the character Eddie takes a shower, Pennywise the Dancing Clown comes out from the water drain to terrorize him and before leaving says "See you in your dreams."
  • He has the longest stun time from his weakness being used on him, taking around six seconds to recover. The others take around four to five seconds. On the flipside, Grenade Man can't be stunned at all.