"I am the destroyer!"
—Crash Man, Mega Man & Bass database

Crash Man, known as Clash Man (クラッシュマン Kurasshuman) in Japan, is a Robot Master from Mega Man 2 that was built by Dr. Wily using the designs of Bomb Man and Guts Man as a base with high speed and agility, the use of high explosives as primary weapons, and clad in a thick armor that can effectively withstand explosions. His Special Weapon is the Crash Bomber, powerful time bombs that attach themselves to their targets before detonating.


Crash Man is an honest, forthright individual who is usually obedient, if somewhat clumsy due to his lack of hands. However, he has a bad tendency to suffer from violent mood swings- he can be docile one moment and fly into uncontrollable rages the next, often going on destructive rampages with his bombs when angered. He enjoys demolishing buildings, but cares very little about recycling.


Mega Man 2

Crash Man is one of the eight combat robots Dr. Wily created to fight against Mega Man. If Crash Man isn't attacked, he will just run back and forth, only jumping to shoot a Crash Bomb where Mega Man is standing if shot at. So if the player runs, jumps and then shoots, Crash Man will jump up to get hit by the blast. Then just keep running so that the Crash Bomb will miss. This strategy can be done continuously until he is defeated. If his weakness, Air Shooter, is used on Crash Man, Mega Man doesn't need to jump to harm him, but only to make the Crash Bomb miss.

Mega Man 3

The second Doc Robot in Needle Man's stage copies Crash Man's moves, and before the battle, Crash Man has a cameo appearance as program data copied by Doc Robot. This Doc Robot is weak against Hard Knuckle and Top Spin, unlike the original Crash Man, Doc Robot's Crash Bombs take less time to explode, also, the explosion lasts for less time (less than half) due to having a Mega Man 3 styled explosion.

Mega Man II

Crash Man is one of the first four bosses, and his way of fighting is similar to the one in Mega Man 2. However, his weakness, the Air Shooter, only registers one hit at a time. This means that the player has to use more shots to defeat him than in his NES appearance, and the smaller space in his boss arena makes avoiding his Crash Bombs more difficult. Mega Man gains Crash Bomber and Rush Coil after his defeat.

Mega Man: The Power Battle

Crash Man is one of the six bosses from the "Mega Man 1~2" course. He attacks by throwing a single Crash Bomb, but sometimes he will jump and throw four bombs on the floor, their explosion covering a large area from the floor. His weakness is the Rolling Cutter.

Yamato Man


Clash Card

In Wily & Right's RockBoard: That's Paradise, the Boss Card Clash Card (クラッシュカード Kurasshu Kādo) can be used to summon Clash Man, who will set a Clash Bomb in one of the opponent's buildings. The bomb explodes in the next turn, downgrading the building.

Super Adventure Rockman

Clash Man and other Wily Numbers are rebuilt by Ra Moon in the Temple of the Moon. Clash Man is the last of the eight bosses from the second game to be fought, suddenly appearing during Episode 2 to attack Rockman with all his strength. Besides his Clash Bomb, Clash Man can also attack with other weapons hidden in his body, having rapid-firing weapons in his shoulders and large-sized bombs in his back that can split into three or more Clash Bombs when hit. If the player is defeated by Clash Man, Fire Man will appear to save Rockman, giving him a chance to fight against Clash Man again.

Later, Clash Man and the other robots are revived again near the end of Episode 3, but they are betrayed by Ra Moon and attacked. Clash Man and the others are apparently destroyed with Ra Moon in the Temple of the Moon.

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Other appearances


Mega Man & Bass CD data

Crash Man CD data card

Rockman Complete Works data


Mega Man Legacy Collection translation: A robot with a sturdy body. He's barely even phased by most explosions. He's not too bad as long as you can dodge his Crash Bombs.

Rockman Battle & Fighters data


Translation: Despite appearances, he has a strong body and is unfazed by the slightest attack. He's usually well-behaved, but when he gets angry, he's out of control. (Wily says) His special weapon is Crash Bomb.

Stage enemies

Crash Man's stage in Mega Man 2.

Enemies in Crash Man's stage, a large vertical stage that must be climbed.

Damage data chart

Mega Man 2

Amount of damage in units that Crash Man receives from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 2.

Mega Man 2
Mode Mega Buster Metal Blade Air Shooter Bubble Lead Quick Boomerang Crash Bomber Time Stopper Atomic Fire Leaf Shield
Normal 2 0 20 2 2 0 0 2:6:12 0
Difficult 1 0 10 1 1 0 0 1:3:6 0

Other media

Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)

Crash Man in the Mega Man cartoon show.

"Hey, hey, step aside, Magnet Man. It's time for Crash Man to finish this job with his time bombs."
―Crash Man, Mega-Pinocchio

Crash Man appeared in the episode Mega-Pinocchio. He only appears for a brief scene when attacking the city and has only one line of dialogue, but nonetheless plays an important role in the progression of the episode. In the show, he only uses "time bombs", changing from his standard drill-like weapon to another missile-shaped explosive before firing them—suggesting that the drill-like weapons he had beforehand were his Crash Bombers, and that the time-delayed explosives he used were added for the show. He speaks with a vaguely Italian-American sounding accent, and is portrayed by Terry Klassen.

Captain N: The Game Master

Crash Man appears in episode 20 of Captain N: The Game Master, where he and other Robot Masters from Mega Man 2 play football against the main characters. Crash Man has drastic changes in his appearance, and instead of shooting Crash Bombs, he throws cartoon-style Acme bombs from a scoop-shaped blaster. Crash Man also actually has a hand.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Mega Man Megamix

Crash Man in Mega Man Megamix.

Crash Man was built to be a combat robot who specializes in heavy artillery. His main weapon is the Crash Bomber, which changes shape after being launched from Crash Man's body. Each Crash Bomber extends forward to form a tip which pierces its target. If the Crash Bomber senses a heat source nearby upon impact, it immediately explodes to cause direct damage. If there is no heat source located nearby, however, the Crash Bomber sets itself to detonate after a short delay. Though Crash Man's armor was specifically designed to withstand potential detonations in his immediate proximity, he is not impervious to other attacks.

Concept from Rockman Remix shows that Crash Man's arms can rotate, having hands in one side and drills in the other. Crash Man only appeared with hands in the party from "The Strongest Enemy to Date", and is never seen using his drills, which appears to be unrelated to Crash Bomber in the manga. Instead, the Crash Bombs are fired from the side of his arms and other parts of his body.

In the story "R Destruction Order", Crash Man, Metal Man and Heat Man appeared to help Air Man when he was outnumbered by Dr. Light's robots. When Mega Man went after Dr. Wily, Heat Man asked Crash Man to give him Crash Bombs, which he consumed and used as an energy boost to pursue Mega Man while the others fought against Dr. Light's robots. Later, Crash Man retreated when Wily's plan failed. He also has brief appearances in "The Strongest Enemy to Date".

In Mega Man Gigamix, Crash Man and other robots try to protect Dr. Wily from the alien robot that invaded Wily's base, but they are defeated. Later, they were repaired and appear in Dr. Light's destroyed laboratory to assist Wily, Light, Cossack, and their robots.

Mega Man 2 (Worlds of Power)

Crash Man was the fifth superrobot fought by Mega Man. Mega Man had no trouble dodging Crash Man's barrage of bombs and taunted him, which angered Crash Man and made him launch bombs without even aiming. Mega Man obtained the Crash Bomber after defeating him. Later, Mega Man fought Crash Man again inside Dr. Wily's Castle of Evil.

Yamato Man

Rockman: Dr. Wily no Inbou

"Long live to the Wily empire!!"
—Clash Man

When a base is built in the city, Rockman climbs it to the top and finds Clash Man. Clash Man's Clash Bombs are quite powerful, and he is able to dodge the Rock Buster and Metal Blade, but not the Air Shooter, which is used to defeat him.

Rockman World 2

"I'm Dr. Wily's trusted confidant... Clash Man!!"
—Clash Man

Wanting to be sure that no one will interfere with Dr. Wily's plans, Clash Man appears in the laboratory that Dr. Wily stole the time machine and sends some robots (Blocky, Shotman, and two Telly) to attack Rockman. His robots are easily defeated, and Clash Man uses both arms to attack with a Double Clash Bomb, but Rockman slides to avoid the attack and defeats Clash Man with his buster. Before shutting down, Clash Man says he isn't alone, and Rockman is attacked by Metal Man, Air Man, and Wood Man.

Rockman: Yomigaeru Blues

Clash Man is one of the members of the Wily Patrol, appearing briefly in three panels from the manga.

Other appearances

Clash Man appeared in the manga Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin and Rockman wo Tsukutta Otokotachi - Rockman Tanjou Densetsu.

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  • Crash Man's name has been the subject of controversy. It could be translated as both Crash Man or Clash Man (not to make mention of "Crush Man"). Japanese has a rhotic /l/; there is no way (save context) to discern what letter (of l and r) is intended. Because of this, he's called "Clash Man" in the English version of Mega Man II and "Crash Man" in the Japanese version of Mega Man: The Power Battle. Likewise, the Crash Bomber is given the abbreviation "CL" in the Wily Tower game of Mega Man: The Wily Wars, though the game otherwise refers to the boss and weapon as "Crash". His name and weapon reappear in the Super Smash Bros. trailer, where it once again appears as "Clash" in the Japanese version, but "Crash" in the English version.
  • Crash Man is the only Robot Master from Mega Man 2 that does not have a NetNavi counterpart.
  • Crash Man and Wood Man do not appear in the Mega Man 2 handheld.
  • Due to palette limitations, in his NES sprite, Crash Man's knees are white, instead of yellow like in the artwork.
  • The reason why Crash Man is clumsy is because of his lack of functional hands.
    • However, in the Mega Man Megamix manga, Crash Man does have functional hands. He uses them in place of his usual drills when he is not fighting, and is able to retract them to use his Crash Bomb launchers.
  • Crash Man is the only robot master in the Ruby-Spears Cartoon to not directly fight Mega Man at any point.
  • During development, some of the names for Crash Man's early designs were Drill Man and Missile Man.[1] The name Drill Man was later used for a Robot Master in Mega Man 4.
  • In Mega Man: The Power Battle, Crash Man's theme is a remix of Napalm Man's theme, whilst his actual theme is used for Wood Man.
  • Although Crash Man's armor appears to be orange in some images, Mega Man Official Complete Works shows that his armor is a shade of red, color 156 in the DIC color chart and CMYK color C 0%, M 80%, Y 80%, K 10%.
  • In Mega Man 3, his armor is a salmon hue instead of the usual red in the Doc Robot fight. The colour happens to match with Mega Man's armor when he is using Crash Bomber in Mega Man 2.
  • Interestingly, whilst Crash Man was made from both Bomb Man and Guts Man's designs, his stage utilizes elements from theirs as well. Orbs similar to the ones from Bomb Man's stage appear within the pipes, and the area is set at a high height where various sections of the sky are plain blue, like Guts Man's stage.
  • Due to his tendency towards drastic mood swings, it is possible that Crash Man suffers from emotional dysregulation or even Bipolar disorder.
    • This is further supported by the fact that he is essentially based on two Robot Masters rather than one- Bomb Man and Guts Man.
  • The boss theme from the 1991 NES game Batman: Return of the Joker resembles Crash Man's theme.
  • With good aiming, the Air Shooter can defeat Crash Man in one shot.


  1. Mega Man Official Complete Works, UDON Entertainment Corp. 2009. pg.119. Retrieved on March 14, 2011.