|This article is about the original Robot Master. For others, see Fire Man (disambiguation).|
- "If you get too close to me, you'll get burned!"
- ―Fire Man's database CD, Mega Man & Bass
Fire Man (ファイヤーマン Faiyāman) is a Robot Master from the original Mega Man. He was built by Dr. Light to work in an incinerator at a waste management facility and is able to wield flames that can reach 7000-8000 degrees. Fire Man can melt or burn through almost anything with his Special Weapon, the Fire Storm, whose weapon system excellently combines offense and defense. Fire Man's and Bomb Man's development began at the same time, and despite being warned by Rock that working with both explosives and fire could be dangerous, Dr. Light went on believing that Ice Man could handle the situation in case anything happened. A few flash fires did occur, but Ice Man ran away saying he doesn't like saunas.
Fire Man is a medium height robot with blue eyes and a silver suit with red pieces of armour. His helmet resembles as much a knight medieval helmet as a torch which emanates a flame fire, also holding a piece covering his mouth, he also has both of his forearms as red arm cannons which he shoots his Fire Storm, matching his red chest plate.
A hot-blooded and charismatic, albeit hot-tempered individual, Fire Man sees himself as something of a hero, obsessed with fire and the ideals of justice, often referring to himself as the "Flame of Justice". He enjoys camping in the summer, but has a particular dislike for rainy days and the cold, particularly from his weakness, the Ice Slasher.
Video game appearances
Fire Man's only attack is a blast of fire which stalls after being shot then promptly blazes forward, leaving a flame on the ground as it crosses Mega Man's vertical position. He will only attack from a specific distance (about 1/2 of screen width) or in counterattacking, which means that if one keeps close enough to him he will keep retreating, changing direction only after reaching a wall, attacking only if hit and allowing the player to calculate his own attacks and subsequent jump dodges. Following this method guarantees a no-damage fight, as long as one does not get greedy near walls.
As a remake of the first game, Fire Man appears as a boss, but he becomes a playable character if he is defeated by Mega Man using only the Mega Buster. He can use his Fire Storm whenever he wants, but if he runs into water or touches Water Blocks, he will lose the ability to launch waves of fire (though he will still be able to summon a fiery sphere around him) until he comes back into contact with Fire Blocks. While ignited, any snow platforms that Fire Man stands on or touches will melt away though it is possible to not melt the platforms if Fire Man quickly jumps after landing on it.
In Mega Man Powered Up, Fire Man's projectiles no longer stall even in Old Style.
In New Style, Fire Man's Fire Storm projectiles also no longer ignite the ground below the player, thereby making the fight much easier compared to the original game and Old Style. In Hard difficulty, he will also jump and shoot mid-air. In Normal and Hard, Fire Man gains a new attack which he sends a wave of fire that travels slowly along the ground and disappears after reaching a wall though in Hard, after the fire wave reaches a wall, it continues travelling in the other direction and disappears after reaching the other side. He uses this attack when his health is down by half in Normal and in Hard, he can use this at anytime.
Dialogues (Mega Man Powered Up) As a Boss
If Playing as Mega Man
Fire Man: Fiiiiire! Burn! Burn! My justice burns hotly! Evil beware!
Mega Man: Fireman?! Why are you...? I haven't done anything to you!
Fire Man: By the fire of justice, I am certain you are evil!! Fiiiiiire!!
Fire Man is one of the four bosses available in the beginning of the game.
The Boss Card Fire Card (ファイヤーカード) can be used to summon Fire Man, who will incinerate (discard) one of the opponent's cards of the player's choice.
Fire Man is a balanced player. In the Capcom Championship mode, a team formed by eight Fire Men in one of the eight team bosses. One Fire Man joins Mega Man's team after his defeat.
If RockMan is defeated by Crash Man, Fire Man will appear to save him, giving the player the chance to fight against Crash Man again.
In the mini-game Isoge! Rousoku Ignition (急げ！ろうそくイグニッション "Hurry up! Candle Ignition"), Fire Man skies down a "Rockman 20th Anniversary" cake while lighting candles to gain more time and taking strawberries for extra points.
Fire Man is one of the four bosses from World 3. He also appears in Battle Memory.
Fire Man is a recurring enemy in this game, first appearing during the Opening Stage in Japan along with Cut Man. He also appears in Sagittarius' Magma Inferno stage in Northwest Africa with Burst Man, and can become a member of the player's party.
- Fire Man appears in Mega Man 3's ending.
- Fire Man appears in a CD data in Mega Man & Bass.
- The loading screen from the first Mega Man game in Mega Man: Anniversary Collection shows Fire Man and Guts Man.
- Fire Man is an opponent in Rockman The Puzzle Battle.
- Fire Man is the main enemy from Rockman Panic Fire, where he is overheated and leaves Changkeys where he steps.
- Fire Man is an unlockable playable character in Rockman Go Go!.
Mega Man Legacy Collection text: A waste disposal robot who controls flames reaching temperatures of around 8000 degrees. His Fire Storm is tough to dodge, so be sure to attack with a weapon that plays on his weakness.
Enemies in Fire Man's stage:
Enemies in the Game Boy version of Fire Man's stage:
Damage data chart
Displays the amount of damage in units that Fire Man will receive from each special weapon from the original Mega Man.
|Mega Buster||Rolling Cutter||Super Arm||Ice Slasher||Hyper Bomb||Fire Storm||Thunder Beam|
Fire Man makes an appearance in the intro to the Ruby-Spears Mega Man animated series, as well as an appearance in the first episode. He was completely silent and was taken out near effortlessly by Roll's vacuum. He did not appear in the series again. He strongly resembled his game counterpart, but his armor had a very muscular appearance and his joints were red, and he had flames painted on his arms.
Fire Man is a bulky robot that worked as a welding robot until he lost his temper, being recruited by Sgt. Night to help him start a war between humans and robots. He is the first robot fought by Mega Man.
Fire Man appeared along with the rest of the Robot Masters from the first Mega Man game in the fifth episode. He looked nothing like his game counterpart aside from flamethrower arms and a flame on his head.
- Dr. Light to be a waste disposal robot, but he was reprogrammed by Dr. Wily to help him conquer the world. After Dr. Wily's defeat, Fire Man's programming is restored and he now works as a disposal robot and occasionally assists Mega Man. Fire Man is a Robot Master created by
Fire Man was created by Dr. Light as a waste management robot that uses his flames to burn away the world's waste, which is piling up on a daily basis. He is in charge of the worker robots who take care of more simple tasks at the waste management duties himself. His Fire Storm burns at 7000 to 8000 degrees celsius, and it is capable of burning through just about anything. His body is covered with a fireproof material, and his internal components are also heat resistant. The metal components of Fire Man's body are used to launch his flames. His personality is better described as a quietly burning flame, rather than a chaotic and rampart wildfire.
In Mega Man Megamix, Fire Man was reprogrammed by Dr. Wily to help him conquer the world, but he is stopped by Mega Man and Dr. Light repairs him. Dr. Light's robots are considered dangerous and are set to be disposed, but Dr. Wily sends Wood Man to retrieve them and give a chance to join him again and avoid destruction. Fire Man and his brothers refuse the deal and assist Mega Man against Dr. Wily's robots, fighting against Air Man, Metal Man, and Crash Man alongside Cut Man, Guts Man and Bomb Man. Due to the heroic actions from Dr. Light's robots, the orders to destroy them is cancelled and they return to their works.
In their day off, Dr. Light's robots go to an amusement park and have fun until Bass appears and starts causing trouble. They attempt to stop Bass, but are no match for him and are heavily damaged. They are later repaired by Dr. Light, but Proto Man damages them before they leave Dr. Light's lab to avoid their interference in the battle between Mega Man and Bass. When a false Mega Man declares that humans are his enemies, Dr. Light and his robots are temporarily placed under arrest, but Ring Man assists them to escape so they can help prove the real Mega Man's innocence.
Fire Man appears in Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin, Rockman wo Tsukutta Otokotachi - Rockman Tanjou Densetsu, and Rock'n Game Boy.
- Fire Man is the only Robot Master from the original Mega Man to have the same weakness in all of the games he appears in.
- Fire Man is the first Robot Master in the original Mega Man series not to have any hands. It is also the first Robot Master to have at least one arm cannon.
- In Mega Man Megamix however, Fire Man can turn his cannons into hands, like Mega Man (see Gallery above).
- Additionally, his Powered Up incarnation shows him able to climb ladders, implying that his arms end in hands that he can fold into said cannons.
- In Rockman Strategy, Fire Man's name was mistakenly switched with that of Flame Man during the translation to English.
- Fire Man is the second least utilized member of the original six Robot Master bosses from the original Mega Man game, notably being absent from Mega Man: The Power Battle. Additionally, he appeared with less frequency than any of the other Robot Masters in the first fifty or so issues of the Archie Comic, and never unaccompanied by his fellows except during his battle with Mega Man.
- Fire Man is also the first Robot Master ever to not have a visible mouth. However, in Mega Man Megamix he can open his face plate.
- Fire Man has blue eyes, but he is portrayed with red eyes in Mega Man Powered Up and the Ruby-Spears cartoon.
- In Mega Man Powered Up, Fire Man speaks in a southern drawl.
- If Fire Man goes through his own stage in Mega Man Powered Up, Fire Man's theme will be warped to a major key to emphasise that something isn't right.
- Mega Man Powered Up US game manual. 2006. pg.26. Retrieved on December 3, 2011.
- The Reploid Research Lavatory: Weird Science
|Six Robot Masters|
|Cut Man • Guts Man • Ice Man • Bomb Man • Fire Man • Elec Man|
|Yellow Devil • Copy Robot • CWU-01P • Wily Machine 1|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
|Rolling Cutter • Super Arm • Ice Slasher • Hyper Bomb • Fire Storm • Thunder Beam|
|Mega Man's Support Items|
|List of enemies|
|Adhering Suzy • Blaster • Big Eye • Bunby Heli • Bombombomb • Changkey • Crazy Razy • Foot Holder • Gabyoall • Kamadoma|
Killer Bomb • Mambu • Metall • Pepe • Pickelman • Screw Driver • Sniper Joe • Super Cutter • Watcher
|Script • Gallery • List of enemies • Damage data chart • Miscellaneous data|
|Mega Man Powered Up|
|List of Playable Characters|
|Mega Man (Mega, S, C) • Roll • Proto Man |
Cut Man • Guts Man • Ice Man • Bomb Man • Fire Man • Elec Man • Time Man • Oil Man
|List of Robot Masters|
|Cut Man • Guts Man • Ice Man • Bomb Man • Fire Man • Elec Man • Time Man • Oil Man|
|Yellow Devil • CWU-01P • Copy Robot • Wily Machine|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
|Rolling Cutter • Super Arm • Ice Slasher • Hyper Bomb • Fire Storm • Thunder Beam • Time Slow • Oil Slider|
|Other Weapons and Support Items|
|Magnet Beam • Clock Hand • Mega Kick • Roll Swing • Proto Strike|
|Walkthrough • Damage Data Chart • Game Script • Enemies|
|Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge|
|List of Robot Masters|
|Cut Man • Ice Man • Fire Man • Elec Man • Bubble Man • Quick Man • Flash Man • Heat Man|
|Enker • Wily Machine I|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
|Rolling Cutter • Ice Slasher • Fire Storm • Thunder Beam • Bubble Lead • Quick Boomerang • Time Stopper • Atomic Fire • Mirror Buster|
|Mega Man's Support Items|
|Damage Data Chart • Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge Script • Enemies|
|Super Adventure Rockman|
|Mega Man • Beat • Rush • Dr. Light • Roll • Proto Man • Dr. Wily • Ra Moon|
Cut Man • Guts Man • Ice Man • Bomb Man • Fire Man • Elec Man
|Metal Man • Bubble Man • Heat Man • Flash Man • Quick Man • Shadow Man|
Wood Man • Air Man • Crash Man • Snake Man • Needle Man • Gemini Man
Magnet Man • Hard Man • Top Man • Spark Man • Ra Thor • New Yellow Devil
|Metal Blade • Bubble Lead • Atomic Fire • Time Stopper • Quick Boomerang • Shadow Blade|
Leaf Shield • Air Shooter • Crash Bomber • Search Snake • Needle Cannon • Gemini Laser
Magnet Missile • Hard Knuckle • Top Spin • Spark Shock
|Enemies • Energy Tank • Information Card • Item Box • Lanfront Ruins • Proto Shield|
|Mega Man • Beat • Rush • Dr. Light • Roll|
Proto Man • Duo • Auto • Eddie • Fan • Dr. Wily
|Aries • Taurus • Gemini • Cancer • Leo • Virgo|
Libra • Scorpio • Sagittarius • Capricorn • Aquarius • Pisces
Bass • Treble • Apollo • Luna • Wily Machine α • Wily Capsule α
|Fire Man • Cut Man• Bomb Man • Flame Man • Ice Man • Frost Man|
Guts Man • Metal Man • Elec Man • Spark Man • Cloud Man • Heat Man
Napalm Man • Bubble Man • Freeze Man • Hard Man • Yamato Man • Tomahawk Man
Pharaoh Man • Burst Man • Dive Man • Aqua Man • Stone Man • Astro Man
Knight Man •Sword Man •Skull Man
|Characters and Enemies • Screws • Dr. Light's Laboratory • Items • Script|