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Dive Missile (ダイブミサイル Daibu Misairu) is Dive Man's Special Weapon. It fires amphibious homing missiles that can lock onto nearby targets, chasing them down before striking. It was originally used to catch big fishes before being remodeled for combat.[1]

Appearances

Mega Man 4

Dive Missile is used by Dive Man in combat, and Mega Man obtains it after Dive Man's defeat. Dive Missile uses 1 weapon energy unit. With a full weapon energy gauge, Mega Man can use 28 Dive Missiles. It is Drill Man's weakness.

The homing system of the weapon is a bit quirky and unpredictable, so the weapon requires more precise timing than most others to use properly.  A notable case is when using the weapon against Taketentos: if the shot is timed improperly (and sometimes even when timed right), the missile will either do a series of completely unnecessary spirals before belatedly hitting its target, chase after the rotor portion of the enemy, or fly straight off the screen without locking onto any target. 

Mega Man III

Dive Missile functions like its appearance in Mega Man 4, being obtained from Dive Man and being effective against Drill Man. Dive Missile uses 1 weapon energy unit, but as the game's gauge is smaller, Mega Man can use 19 Dive Missiles with a full weapon energy gauge.

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters

Dive Missile is obtained by the player that takes the Special Weapon Item dropped by Dive Man after his defeat in the "Rescue Roll!" course. It is Slash Man's weakness.

Damage Data Chart

Known damage values in units for Mega Man 4.

Divemissileicon Dive Missile
Boss Damage
Bright Man 1
Toad Man 1
Drill Man 3
Pharaoh Man 1
Ring Man 1
Dust Man 1
Dive Man 1
Skull Man 1
Mothraya 0
Square Machine 0
Cockroach Twins 1
Cossack Catcher 0
Metal Daddy 0
Tako Trash 0
Wily Machine No. 4 : 1st Phase 0
Wily Machine No. 4: 2nd Phase 0
Wily Capsule 0

Other media

Cartoondivemissile

Mega Man getting Dive Missile in the cartoon show

Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)

Mega Man uses Dive Missile in the Mega Man animated series, not through copying the weapon, but using Water Wave to direct it at Dive Man, and then copying the actual weapon. These missiles are larger, with a much more powerful warhead. In addition, the schematic only shows a propeller in the missile, and it was never used above water.

Mega Man Megamix

Dive Man's Dive Missiles are mobilized by a screw propulsion system, and are equipped with both active and passive sonar systems. Despite all of these features, the Dive Missiles function in almost complete silence. When fighting out of water, the missiles switch to a jet propulsion system, and they also have the added feature of a laser tracking system.

References

  1. Rockman Complete Works official site
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