|This article is about the Special Weapon. For the Mega Man Zero 4 weapon, see Zero Knuckle. For the Battle Chip, see Sword (Battle Chip).|
Flame Sword (フレイムソード Fureimu Sōdo) is the Special Weapon Mega Man obtains by defeating Sword Man in Mega Man 8. Befitting its name, it is a close-ranged fire-based weapon, capable of igniting things that are highly flammable, such as the Thorn Vines in Search Man's stage. Flame Sword can be executed on the ground and in the air, and even underwater. On the ground, Mega Man will perform a horizontal outward slash, and in the air, he will perform a downward slash. It is especially useful on Search Man himself, as it can burn down the bushes he hides behind and prevent him from ever using his Homing Sniper, and it's also Frost Man's secondary weakness. Despite having short range, it has very high power, dealing more damage than usual against a good amount of bosses.
Damage Data Chart
Damage values in units in Mega Man 8.
|Bass and Treble||1|
|Wily Machine No. 8||2|
- For Bliking, it is the only boss in Mega Man 8 to take a different amount of damage from each strike from the Flame Sword (3 units of damage the first strike; 2 the second time; 3, 2, 3, etc.), hence the data value in its field above is listed in fraction form.
- Cut Man and Wood Man are available only in the Sega Saturn version of Mega Man 8.
Super Smash Bros. series
Mega Man uses the Flame Sword in the Super Smash Bros. series of fighting games as his forward air attack. This attack involves Mega Man quickly summoning the Flame Sword to his hand in midair (rather than morphing his hand into a Mega Buster that emits the blade), and performing a downward swing with it in front of him, much like when the move is used in midair in Mega Man 8. The attack inflicts 9% damage or 5% if the sword hits the opponent at the end of the move, and has a fire effect, true to its name.
Mega Man used the Flame Sword against the Wily Machine in the Rockman 8 manga. Instead of being made of flames, Mega Man's sword is identical to Sword Man's.
- The voice that tells the player what weapon they got puts emphasis on the "W" in sword.
|Fire Special Weapons and Techniques|
|Original series||Atomic Fire • Blazing Torch • Fire Storm • Flame Blast • Flame Mixer • Flame Shower • Flame Sword •|
Magma Bazooka • Pharaoh Shot • Pharaoh Wave • Scorch Wheel • Solar Blaze • Torch Arm • Wave Burner • Yoga Inferno
|X series||Circle Blaze • Fire Wave (Xtreme 2)• Ground Fire • Magma Blade • Melt Creeper • Rising Fire • Speed Burner|
|X series||Bakuenjin • Enkoujin • Enkoukyaku • Fire Wave • Quake Blazer • Ryuenjin • Shoenzan|
|Zero series||Blast Shot • Burning Shot • Burst Shot • Flame Fang • Soul Launcher • Split Heavens • Tenshouzan|
|Mega Man series||Blade Launcher • Flame Sword • Gyro Attack • Metal Blade • Quick Boomerang • Ring Boomerang • Rolling Cutter • Screw Crusher • Shadow Blade • Silver Tomahawk • Slash Claw • Tengu Blade • Triple Blade • Wheel Cutter • Shark Boomerang|
|Mega Man X series||Boomerang Cutter • Crescent Shot • Magma Blade • Ray Claw • Shadow Runner • Sonic Slicer • Spinning Blade • Spin Wheel • Twin Slasher • Wind Cutter|
|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U|
|Mega Man's Weapons and Moves|
|Mega Buster • Sliding • Mega Upper • Charge Shot • Super Arm • Metal Blade • Leaf Shield • Air Shooter • Crash Bomb|
Hard Knuckle • Top Spin • Spark Shot • Flame Blast • Slash Claw • Flame Sword
|Hyper Bomb • Ice Slasher • Shadow Blade • Skull Barrier • Plant Barrier • Danger Wrap • Tornado Hold|
|Other properties included in Super Smash Bros Nintendo 3DS / Wii U|
|- Sonic the Hedgehog -|
|Sonic the Hedgehog • Tails • Knuckles the Echidna • Shadow the Hedgehog • Green Hill Zone • Chaos Emeralds • Super transformation|
|- Street Fighter -|
|Ryu • Hadoken • Shoryuken|
|Super Mario • Donkey Kong • The Legend of Zelda • Kid Icarus • Metroid • Pokémon (also owned by Game Freak and Creature Inc.)|