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"M-Ms. Roll!! What are you doing here? Although Dr. Wily did say you would come."
―Cut Man, Mega Man Powered Up

Cut Man (カットマン Kattoman) is a Robot Master who was created by Dr. Light to be a timber-felling robot. Cut Man debuted in the first Mega Man game, where he was reprogrammed by Dr. Wily to help him conquer the world.

His Special Weapon is the Rolling Cutter, an extremely sharp circular pair of scissor-like blades that can be thrown like boomerangs to attack from a distance. They are made of highly resistant "ceramic titanium", allowing them to slice through most materials effectively. His body was designed with a lightweight chassis that grants him fast and agile movement, even in strong rain and wind, as well as the ability to jump against horizontal surfaces to reach great heights. Metal Man would eventually be built via Cut Man's design.

Physical appearance

Cut Man is a slightly short slender robot with a spherical scarlet red head with blue eyes, silver eyelids and handlebars on the sides of his head resembling ears, holding his cutter on the top of his head attached to a base that uses to remove and put. He also sports a white suit with gloves, a pelvic plate and boots matching his head.


Cut Man has been known to be highly well-aware of his surroundings and is very cunning. He is also very stubborn and has a bad tendency to not listen to others. He likes papercutting and haircuts, and has been known to be extremely bad at the game rock-paper-scissors.

Video game appearances

Cut Man is one of the main bosses in the games Mega Man, Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge, Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, as well as the games' remakes and collections (like Mega Man: The Wily Wars and Rockman Battle & Fighters). He is a playable character in Mega Man's Soccer and Mega Man Powered Up. In most of his appearances, Cut Man attacks by throwing the cutter on his head while running and jumping around the room.

Mega Man

Dr. Wily reprogrammed Cut Man and Dr. Light's other industrial robots to help him conquer the world. Cut Man appears as a boss that Mega Man must battle, so Mega Man defeats him and obtains his Rolling Cutter. He is weak to Guts Man's Super Arm. It is best to hit him with the slabs of brick while he's in the air. Since it is hard to hit him with the bricks, use the Mega Buster or Fire Man's Fire Storm.


Cut Man will walk towards Mega Man and try to jump on him if he is on top of the blocks that Super Arm can throw. If Cut Man is hit, he will throw his Rolling Cutter. Sometimes he throws Rolling Cutter without needing to get hit. Remember that the Rolling Cutter can fly back to Cut Man and he can still walk around after throwing it. He can also throw the Rolling Cutter in mid-air.

Mega Man Powered Up

In Mega Man Powered Up, Cut Man has the personality of a kind-hearted, yet naive child, seen showing reluctance to fight and instead trying to convince his brothers to come back with him through words. He is also seen as quite gullible, one major example being that he could not see that Mega Man? was a fake (who later admitted it himself, saying "You're not the sharpest pair in the drawer, huh?"). Cut Man is found to be somewhat formal as he addresses other robots as "Mr." or "Ms." (either this or it shows that his A.I. age is younger). Similarly, the reason why he fought Mega Man in the main game is because he was led to believe by Wily that Mega Man had indeed turned to evil.

As a boss, Cut Man fights in a similar way to the first game, but he also has an additional attack where his Rolling Cutter grows to cover a wider area while being able to destroy Guts Blocks. This new attack is only used when he loses half of his energy in Normal difficulty, and he can use it anytime in Hard (which he also uses the attack twice in succession and the cutter moves faster). In Hard, Cut Man will sometimes jump directly to the player if they attack and will not give the player a warning when he uses his regular Rolling Cutter. If Mega Man defeats Cut Man using only the Mega Buster, he becomes available as a playable character.

As a playable character, Cut Man can throw two Rolling Cutters at a same time (whilst Mega Man can only throw one), and he has the additional ability to wall-jump against any vertical surface (except ice, which causes him to slip), in order to reach high places.

Mega Man 7

Cut Man makes a cameo appearance during the intro of Mega Man 7. He appears in a comic-segment from the newspaper article depicting Wily's arrest that was shown, along with his own logo, "Cutman 2" that is reminiscent of the Rockman logo.

This led to a lot of speculation that Cut Man was a hidden boss (just like Proto Man was), and many thought that the Rolling Cutter could be obtained, which would explain the missing weapon slot on the pause menu. However, according to the Rockman 7 prototype, the missing weapon turned out to be Beat, which apparently would function exactly the same way as he did in Mega Man 5 and Mega Man 6.[1]

Mega Man 8

In the Sega Saturn version of Mega Man 8, Cut Man, alongside Wood Man, is a hidden/ mini-boss in the intro stage of the second half of the game. Winning grants Mega Man a Bolt (relocated in the PSX version), and he is never fought again. As well as taking more damage from the Mega Buster than most other Robot Masters in the game (except Tengu Man), he is weak to the Mega Ball, Flame Sword, Thunder Claw, Ice Wave and Water Balloon.

Various Cut Man toys can also be seen in the first part of Clown Man's stage in Mega Man 8.

Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge

Cut Man is one of the four bosses available in the beginning of the game. He fights in a similar way from his first appearance in Mega Man.

Mega Man: The Power Battle

Cut Man is one of the six bosses from the "Mega Man 1~2' course. He fights in the same way from previous games, running and jumping around the room while attacking with his Rolling Cutter.

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters

"Watch out for the scissors on his head and you'll win easily. There must be a harder weapon than the Rolling Cutter."
—Dr. Light

Cut Man is one of the six bosses from the "Rescue Roll!" course. Cut Man fights in a similar way he did in Mega Man: The Power Battle, but his Rolling Cutter will stop in the air for a brief moment and change its direction. He will also rarely throw a bigger Rolling Cutter. He is weak to Slash Man's Slash Claw. If the player has the Slash Claw, they can get Cut Man stuck in an infinite loop, in which he'll be stuck in the corner and they can use the Slash Claw every time he gets up until he's defeated. This can make quick work of Cut Man.

After losing half of his energy (if he isn't one of the first bosses fought, depending of the difficult setting), Cut Man will throw the bigger Rolling Cutter often, and the normal-sized cutter will be rarely used. Cut Man will also start hiding inside a gap cut in the stage with a cutter, and four other gaps will appear, Cut Man appearing from one of them to do one of the following:

  • Make a grimace.
  • Throw a Rolling Cutter in an arc.
  • Summon eight Tsuranattoris divided in two groups.
  • Throw two bouncing pumpkins.
  • Throw two bouncing Akuma-like objects.
  • Release two energy projectiles diagonally.
  • Throw three Mobi-chan-like objects.
  • Yashichi.

Wily & Right's RockBoard: That's Paradise

Cut Card

In RockBoard, Cut Man appears in the Boss Card Cut Card (カットカード). When the player draws a Boss Card or Reggae Card, the Cut Card can be used to make Cut Man cut (discard) the card and draw other in its place. This is useful to defend against the negative effects of Reggae Cards, which are activated as soon as they are draw.

Mega Man's Soccer

Cut Man is a player with the seventh (draw with Fire Man) fastest run speed and the fourth strongest tackle, but his defense is low. His special kick, Rolling Cutter Shot, cuts the target into pieces.

Cut Man is one of the eight bosses in the Capcom Championship mode, where Mega Man must defeat a team of eight Cut Men. After defeating the team, one Cut Man joins Mega Man's team. In Tournament mode, Cut Man's team is formed by 3 Cut Men, Ice Man, Bubble Man, Flash Man, Snake Man, and Toad Man. In League mode his team has 3 Cut Men, 2 Ice Men, 2 Bubble Men, and Enker.

Super Adventure Rockman

In Super Adventure Rockman, Cut Man and the other Robot Masters from the first game assist Mega Man. If the player loses to Metal Man, Flash Man or Top Man, Cut Man will appear to save Mega Man and the player will have the choice to fight against the boss again or quit.

Chokkan! Rockman

In Cut Man's mini-game, Geigeki! Comet Cutter (迎撃!コメットカッター), Cut Man must use the Rolling Cutter to intercept comets before they land.

Mega Man X8

Cut Man appears as a hidden mid-boss in Optic Sunflower's stage, Troia Base, in some kind of digital form that is a replica of his 8-bit appearance and boss room. In the PlayStation 2 version, the battle only happens if there is a save of Mega Man X: Command Mission on the memory card or a code is used at the title screen. In the PC version, the player must get all the upper lights lit up in the Troia Base training sessions. In the Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 version, like the PS2 version, a code must be entered at the main title screen. In Mega Man X8, Cut Man will only jump around and throws his Rolling Cutter weapon around as his only attacks, similar to his first appearance. Defeating him in this game is pretty easy as he has only 16 HP. Weakness for Cut Man in this game are Thunder Dancer (X); Raikousen (Zero) and Plasma Gun (Axl).

Game Codes
Mega Man X8 ←, Circle, ↑, Triangle, ↓, X, →, Square, L1, R1, L2, R2 (PS2 & PS4)

←, A, ↑, X, ↓, B, →, Y, L, R, ZL, ZR (NS)

←, B, ↑, Y, ↓, A, →, X, LB, RB, LT, RT (Xbox One/Steam)

When the code is entered correctly, the Mega Man X8 sound clip is heard.

Rockman ×over

Cut Man is one of the four bosses from World 3 in Rockman ×over. He also appears in some Battle Memory.

Rockman Strategy

Cut Man appears in Rockman Strategy in the Japan Opening Stage and in the company of Libra. His second appearance takes place in the Desert Storm area in central Asia, where he is paired with Hard Man. In addition to being a recurring enemy, he can also become a member of the player's party.

Other appearances


See also: Cut Man's Stage

Mega Man & Bass CD data

Cut Man CD data card

Rockman Complete Works data


Mega Man Legacy Collection translation: A robot created for deforestation. It can be beaten easily with rapid-fire attacks.

Rockman Battle & Fighters data

  • Power Battle: しんりんのもくざいばっさいロボットとして、かつやくしていた。みがるなうえにあめかぜにつよい、きょうりょくなロボット。とくしゅぶきはローリングカッターじゃ。
  • Power Fighters: PBにもとうじょうしたカットマンはロックマン1からとうじょう。くうかんをきりとりながらいどうし、スキマからときどきゴウキにんぎょうをなげつけてくる。


  • Power Battle: He was active as a wood-cutting robot in forests. He is a powerful robot that is nimble and resistant to wind and rain. His special weapon is Rolling Cutter.
  • Power Fighters: Cut Man, who also appeared in PB, first appeared in Rockman 1. He moves around while cutting through the stage, and sometimes throws Gouki dolls through the gaps.

Damage data charts

Displays the amount of damage in units that Cut Man will receive from each Special Weapon from the original Mega Man and Mega Man 8.

Mega Man
Mega Buster Rolling Cutter Super Arm Ice Slasher Hyper Bomb Fire Storm Thunder Beam
3 1 14 0 2 3 1
Mega Man 8
Mega Buster Mega Ball Tornado Hold Astro Crush Flame Sword Thunder Claw Homing Sniper Ice Wave Flash Bomb Water Balloon
2:4 4 3 3+3 4 4 3 4 3 4
* For Mega Buster, the first digit is the damage done when the weapon is fired normally; the second digit is damage done when the weapon is charged up.
* A fully-charged Mega Buster does the same damage in all of its forms (normal, Laser, and Arrow).

Dialogues from Mega Man Powered Up

As a Boss

Cut Man: Brother?! I can't believe it! Dr. Wily was right! You've changed into a bad robot...

Mega Man: Cut Man...? What's going on?

Cut Man: You're an evil fighting robot now! I'm gonna stop you Mr. Mega Man, and make you good again!

Cut Man: M-Ms. Roll!! What are you doing here?! Although Dr. Wily did say you would come.

Roll: Stop misbehaving! If you don't I shall punish you!

Cut Man: Oh... Ms. Roll is really scary! It's like you've gone crazy! But I'm gonna save you!

Cut Man: Who are you? Are you the evil robot Dr. Wily warned me about?

Proto Man: Cutman... Sorry, but this ends here.

Cut Man: I thought so! Get ready to be sliced and diced!

Cut Man: So... It was you that destroyed all the robots here? Dr. Wily was right after all...

Guts Man: Huh? What are you talking about?

Cut Man: You're an evil fighting robot now! I'm gonna stop you Mr. Gutsman, and make you good again!

Cut Man: So you're the lowlife that's been running around turning everything into popsicles?

Ice Man: Well, you see, t-that's righ... No! You have it all wrong!

Cut Man: You're the one that's wrong, Iceman... For your punishment, I'll slice you in half!

Cut Man: Dr. Wily was right... You've been changed into a bad robot, blowing things up at random...

Bomb Man: That's a bit harsh! I've never done anything I'm ashamed of!

Cut Man: Even if it cuts me in half, I will make you whole again!

Cut Man: Dr. Wily was right... You've been changed into a bad robot, blowing things up at random...

Fire Man: Fiiiiire! The flame of justice burns strong!! A match of burning wills—my righteousness versus yours! Fiiiiiiiire!!

Cut Man: Well, if we're both right... we're just gonna have to battle it out!

Cut Man: You've been frying the poor robots here to a crisp... I should have believed Dr. Wily...

Elec Man: My battles are blindingly beautiful, aren't they?

Cut Man: Even if it cuts me in half, I will make you whole again!

Cut Man: All these robots... cut down before their time... Dr. Wily was right about you...

Time Man: ...because time is precious.

Cut Man: Even if it cuts me in half, I will make you whole again!

Cut Man: Dr. Wily was right... You've been changed into a bad robot, blowing things up at random...

Oil Man: Hey, don't go around saying strange things like that! You sure your head's on right, bro? Wanna oil it up some?

Cut Man: You really have changed... The old Oilman was just so much slicker.

Other media

Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)

Cut Man from the Mega Man cartoon show.

Main article: Cut Man (Ruby-Spears)
"I'm going to make paper dolls out of you!"
―Cut Man threatens Mega Man.

In the 1994 animated series, Cut Man is one of the four main antagonists along with Dr. Wily, Proto Man, and Guts Man. He and Guts Man are the bumbling minions of Dr. Wily who attempt to stop Mega Man when he arrives to foil Dr. Wily's plan, and always fails in a humorous fashion.

Cut Man retains much of his design (colour scheme included) from the games, but Cut Man's mouth has been changed to be a plate (akin to Snake Man's oral redesign).

Captain N: The Game Master

"Cuts Man's the name, and cutting's my game! And I don't mean hair!"
―Cuts Man, Captain N: The Game Master

Cut Man also appears in the fifth episode of Captain N: The Game Master, where he is called "Cutsman". His appearance is totally different from the original; he is green and orange with a purple face as opposed to red and white, and the cutter on his head looks more like a giant golden pair of barber's scissors. He was quite powerful, proving invulnerable to the heroes' attacks until they distracted him so that he was hit by his own returning cutters. His helmet, without the scissors, looks like a recolored Flash Man helmet.

Mega Man Megamix and Gigamix

Cut Man appears in most of the stories in Mega Man Megamix, often playing a prominent role. He is usually shown to be overconfident and quick to challenge anyone he sees as an enemy.

Cut Man first appeared along with the other 7 of Dr. Light's Robot Masters in the Megamix story "The Birth of Rockman", the first story in the series. Cut Man, like the other Robot Masters from Mega Man 1, is shown going haywire and attacking the city, cutting down buildings with his Rolling Cutter. Rock (now converted to Mega Man) arrives on a military jet, destroying Cut Man's worker robots in the process. After a brief scuffle, Cut Man is incapacitated with two shots. Mega Man proceeds to copy the Rolling Cutter and enter Dr. Wily's mobile base. Cut Man appears at the end of the story, fully repaired by Dr. Light, to congratulate Rock with the other Robot Masters on his victory against Dr. Wily.

After "The Birth of Rockman", Cut Man and the other industrial Robot Masters are deemed a threat by the government, and sentenced to be scrapped. Before being "killed", however, Wood Man saves the "First Numbers", claiming that Dr. Wily is robot-kind's savior. Elec Man convinces the group to join Dr. Wily, but this later turns out to be a ruse as the First Numbers help Mega Man stop the "Second Numbers" (Dr. Wily's Robot Masters from Mega Man 2) and attempt to stop Dr. Wily's "Skull Satellites" from firing their weaponry at major world cities. Metal Man appears, but Cut Man distracts him as Mega Man heads to Dr. Wily's base on Item-2, but soon learns he is outmatched. Ice Man and Elec Man manage to stop all but one Skull Satellite from launching, with the last satellite being disarmed by Mega Man. With Dr. Wily's plan doomed to failure, Metal Man and the other Second Numbers retreat, leaving Cut Man damaged but still functioning. After these events, the First Numbers were given full amnesty for their past transgressions.

In Mega Man Megamix and Gigamix, Cut Man seems to have a close friendly relationship with Rush, Mega Man's robotic canine, and is the only Robot Master that makes use of Rush's functions other than Mega Man. In Megamix, Cut Man is seen using the Rush Jet. In Gigamix, he used the Rush Bike, and even used the Super Adapter to transform into Super Cut Man (see gallery).

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Main article: Cut Man/Archie Comics

Other appearances

Cut Man appeared in the manga Rockman, Rockman 8, Rockman World, Rockman wo Tsukutta Otokotachi - Rockman Tanjou Densetsu, Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin, and Rock'n Game Boy. He has a cameo appearance in the fourth issue of the Mega Man comic by Dreamwave Productions.



  • Cut Man's dislike of rocks refers to the popular game, "Rock, Paper, Scissors" where rock defeats scissors, by blunting the scissors' blades as they try to cut the rock, also a reference to his weakness Super Arm. His Japanese dislike, Janken, is the name of this game in Japan.
  • Cut Man's theme in Mega Man: The Power Battle is a remix of Shadow Man's stage theme.
  • He is one of the most popular Robot Masters in the classic Mega Man series, having a great amount of appearances. He is also possibly the most popular of the first six Robot Masters in Mega Man Megamix, as when Mega Man or Roll refer to the robots, they usually state "Cut Man and the others".
  • Cut Man is the only Robot Master in the main series whose primary weakness to a special weapon cannot be used against them again during the rematch in Wily's castle- unless the player is playing as Guts Man in Mega Man Powered Up.
  • Cut Man is the only character other than Mega Man and Roll to use Rush's functions in a game; using Rush Jet in Super Adventure Rockman to save Mega Man. Cut Man also demonstrated the ability to equip the Rush Adapter in the Megamix manga, due to the fact his body was identical to Mega Man's.
  • Cut Man is constantly depicted being in a bad mood,[2] but he isn't always like this, as shown in Mega Man Powered Up and Super Adventure Rockman.
  • In the Archie Comics series, he is known to have terrible puns, all involving cutting, such as "It was slice to meet you!" in Time Keeps Slipping. This aspect of his character is likely carried over from his appearance in the Mega Man cartoon series.
    • Additionally, Time Man and Bomb Man reflect on his terrible puns, being the only Robot Masters to do so.
    • When Mega Man fights him in the Archie Comics series, Mega Man also makes a pun of his own, only to realize his own pun was unimpressive.
  • Cut Man is probably the least resistant Robot Master to the standard Mega Buster in the classic series, and maybe the entire series as a whole. He takes 3 damage and noticeable recoil from a single hit, likely to compensate for the inability to use his main weakness, the Super Arm against him in Wily's Castle. Most other Robot Masters take 1 damage with no recoil. This might be because Mega Man is also called Rockman, and rock beats scissors in RPS.
    • Ironically, his counterpart in Captain N: The Game Master, Cuts Man, is the strongest of the Robot Masters from Mega Man 1. While the other Robot Masters went down with a single shot, Cuts Man was completely immune to the buster. It was only when he was distracted that he was slain with his own Cutting Boomerangs.
  • Cut Man has his theme warped into a major key in Mega Man Powered Up. (The original theme was in A minor, but the new theme is in A-flat major.) He is the only one from the original game with this trait in all playthroughs. Time Man and Oil Man don't count since they were not in the original game, and neither do Fire Man or Guts Man as their themes become major as a warning that something isn't right.


External links

  • Cut Man on the Mega Man Fanon wiki.