This page is about the Robot Master Dust Man. For information on his NetNavi counterpart, see DustMan.EXE.
"Don't let me suck more than I can handle."
―Dust Man, Mega Man: Robot Master Field Guide

Dust Man (ダストマン Dasutoman) is a Robot Master with a built in vacuum cleaner above his head, originally created by Doctor Mikhail Cossack to be used for sanitation, being able to inhale any type of garbage smaller than him. His powerful suction power got Dr. Wily's attention and he was modified into a combat robot to fight against Mega Man in Mega Man 4. Dust Man's Special Weapon is the Dust Crusher, a bomb encased in compacted scrap metal that can launch debris in several directions upon impact. He can also pull opponents towards himself with his vacuum.

His weakness is the Ring Boomerang.


Dust Man, while a good sanitation robot, often overestimates the amount of garbage he can handle, and thus his vacuum jets often get jammed due to the mass amount of garbage he can end up inhaling, which requires him to be cleaned out. He enjoys spring cleaning, but suffers from bad breath and a pollen allergy, and has an evident dislike of mice and other rodents.

Video game appearances

Mega Man 4

Dust Man is one of the eight bosses. He has two main means of attack. He'll shoot his Dust Crusher at Mega Man. This block splits into four debris each flying diagonally, which Mega Man can avoid by jumping over it and standing in place so the four debris also miss Mega Man. Dust Man's other attack is enabling his vacuum feature. Once activated, Mega Man will be sucked toward him, attempting to collide with him, and he is invincible while doing so. Sliding away from this is the easiest way to avoid running into Dust Man. He may also jump really high, enough to reach half the screen. If he is about to land on Mega Man, he can avoid it by moving out of his way.

His weakness is the Ring Boomerang, and it defeats him in seven hits; however, the charged Mega Buster is perfectly fine against him, too.

Mega Man III

Dust Man is one of the four bosses fought in the Wily Castle. His attacks are similar to Mega Man 4. His weakness is Drill Bomb.

Mega Man: The Power Battle

Dust Man is one of the six bosses from the "Mega Man 3~5" course. The same basic strategy from Mega Man 4 can be applied to Dust Man. Simply avoid his Dust Crusher when it splits, and slide away from him when he tries to suck Mega Man in or when he jumps. He is weak to Plant Barrier.

Wily & Right's RockBoard: That's Paradise

Playable characters may temporarily transform into Dust Man under certain conditions. If the Dust Man player stops on the building of other player, he will suck money from the owner.

Mega Man's Soccer

Dust Man is a player that runs slowly, but has a strong kick and defense. A team of eight Dust Mans is one of the eight bosses in the Capcom Championship mode, and one Dust Man joins Mega Man's team after his defeat.

In Tournament mode his team is formed by three Dust Mans, Bomb Man, Air Man, Gemini Man, Top Man, and Toad Man. In League mode his team has three Dust Mans, two Air Mans, two Snake Mans, and one Dr. Wily.

Other appearances


Mega Man & Bass CD data

Dust Man's CD data card

Rockman Complete Works data


Rockman Battle & Fighters data

さまざまなゴミをすいこんであっしゅくしょりするじどうゴミしょりロボット。そのきょうりょくなきゅういんりょくにめをつけたワイリーがせんとうようにかいぞうした とくしゅぶきは、ダストクラッシャーじゃ。

Translation: (approximate) An automatic compression disposal robot that can inhale various garbage. His powerful suction power got Wily's attention and he was modified for combat. Special weapon is Dust Crusher.

Stage enemies

Enemies in Dust Man's Stage in Mega Man 4, a waste disposal with a large press machine:

Enemies in Dust Man's stage in Mega Man III (Game Boy):

Damage Data Chart

Amount of damage in units that Dust Man receives from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 4.

Mega Man 4
Mega Buster Flash Stopper Rain Flush Drill Bomb Pharaoh Shot Ring Boomerang Dust Crusher Dive Missile Skull Barrier Wire Adaptor
1:3 0 1 1:1 1:3 4 1 1 1 1

*For the Mega Buster and Pharaoh Shot, the first digit is when the weapon is fired normally and the second is when it is fully charged.

Other media

Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)

Dust Man in the Mega Man cartoon show.

Dust Man firing his arm cannon in the Ruby-Spears animated series

Dust Man appeared in the episode Incredible Shrinking Mega Man from Ruby Spears' Mega Man animated series voiced by Terry Klassen.  His weapon is dramatically different in the animated series-instead of the bomb, Mega Man copies the vacuum itself. He uses this to suck in bolts and shoot them out at high speed, reflecting Cut Man's Rolling Cutter back at him. His appearance also changes. His head is now in front of the vacuum instead of directly under it, and he has a red button on his forehead. Also, he retains his arm cannon, which he actually uses. However, instead of being a plasma cannon like Mega Man's, it seems to be a heat ray more along the lines of Pharaoh Man's cartoon weapon.

Mega Man Megamix

In the manga, Dr. Cossack developed Dust Man as a possible solution to the increasing waste management issues plaguing the city. Dust Man is equipped with a powerful vacuum duct which he uses to suck up the waste and fine metal particles that are produced in industrial areas. He is then able to crush all of the collected garbage and dust inside his body to form a tightly compact mass which reduces the amount of space taken up by industrial waste. Dust Man's combat modifications allow him to compress air as well as waste using his Dust Crusher, and he uses this pressurized air to launch junk out of his body towards his enemies.

Dust Man first appeared in "The Grim Reaper of Resurrection", which happens after the events from Mega Man 4. Dust Man, Drill Man and Pharaoh Man were captured by Skull Man in his attack on Dr. Cossack's Citadel, and they are reprogrammed by Wily to attack Mega Man and the other robots created by Dr. Cossack. Ring Man defeated Dust Man during the battle, and he is later repaired by Bright Man.

Dust Man appears briefly in the story "The Strongest Enemy to Date" as one of the participants from the robot competition, and he is attacked by Mr. X's robots.

He also appears in Mega Man Gigamix vol. 3 to help Mega Man and the other robots.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Dust Man made his debut in the Archie Comics Mega Man comic during the Worlds Collide story arc, as part of a massive army of Robot Masters assembled by Dr. Wily and Dr. Eggman.

Other appearances

Dust Man also appeared in the manga Rockman 4, Rockman World 3, Rockman: Yomigaeru Blues, and Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin.



  • Dust Man has a cannon on his right arm, but he has never been seen using it in a game, instead pulling the Dust Crusher from his "mouth", before throwing it. He did however, use it in other media. In the Mega Man cartoon episode Incredible Shrinking Mega Man and in the Rockman 4 manga, it fires an energy projectile similar to most Busters. In the Rockman World 3 manga, Dust Man fires the Dust Crusher from his arm instead of his vacuum.
  • According to Rockman & Rockman X Daizukan, the development of Dust Man is inspired by Junk Golem.
  • In Mega Man: The Power Battle, Dust Man's theme is a remix of Guts Man's theme.
  • Dust Man is considered to have bad breath because the scents of the garbage he inhales remain in his "mouth".
  • While the concept of a Robot Master that uses dust may seem to be a strange concept, in actuality dust can actually overheat electronics.
  • Dust Man was designed by Yūsuke Murata, the same designer of Crystal Man, who is also the artist of Eyeshield 21 and the Weekly Shōnen Jump version of One-Punch Man.