This page is about the Robot Master Ground Man. To see information on his NetNavi counterpart, see GroundMan.EXE.
"I hate sand."
—Ground Man, Mega Man & Bass database

Ground Man (グランドマン Gurandoman) is one of the first three selectable bosses in Mega Man & Bass, alongside Astro Man and Cold Man. He is a Robot Master created by King to excavate ruins, but sometimes hoards treasure that he finds for his own personal collection without consulting his leader. He likes excavating with a passion and only stops when he is ordered to do so. He is said to be the most powerful robot in King's army. His Special Weapon is the Spread Drill, a drill-like missile that can separate into smaller drills. He can also transform into a small drill-shaped machine, being invincible during the attack, and uses a giant drill when in the ceiling.

Despite having an unsocial and inhospitable attitude while hardly ever speaking at times, Ground Man is a deep thinker, having and maintaining a personal insight view of the world around him. He enjoys finding rare treasures from within his various excavations in his spare time while disliking both coarse ground and underground water which gets in the way of his work.

Strategy

Ground Man's main method of movement is by jumping towards the player. Ground Man can dig into the ground, reappearing in another place, fire off a Spread Drill that splits into smaller drills as it travels, transform into an invincible drill tank that moves across the ground, changing directions three times, or jump into the ceiling, moving after the player and using a gigantic drill to attack them that has to be dodged by sliding or dashing out of the way. Remote Mines prevent Ground Man from digging into the ground or ceiling, and are Ground Man's weakness.

Data

Mega Man & Bass CD data

Ground Man's CD data card.


Stage enemies

Enemies in Ground Man's stage:

Damage Data Charts

Amount of damage in units that Ground Man receives from each Special Weapon in Mega Man & Bass.

Mega Man & Bass
Mega Buster Bass Buster Ice Wall Wave Burner Remote Mine Spread Drill Tengu Blade Magic Card Copy Vision Lightning Bolt Treble Boost
1:3 1:2 1 1 4 0:0:0 1:1 1 0 1 2
*Damage values listed assume the player does not have the "C. Attack" (Counter Attacker) item equipped and activated.
*For Bass Buster, the first number is when the weapon is fired normally; the second is when Super Buster is activated. Hyper Buster shares the same attack power as a standard Bass Buster shot.
*For Spread Drill, the first number is damage inflicted with the big drill; the second number is with the smaller drills; third number is with the tiny drills.
*For Tengu Blade, the first number is striking with the projectile; second number is attacking with the slash or dash.

Other media

Rockman 8 (manga)

Ground Man and King's other robots appear in the Rockman 8 manga, but with the exception of Pirate Man, they leave shortly after their appearance.

Rockman & Forte

In the Rockman & Forte manga, Ground Man is causing earthquakes in the city. Mega Man and Bass defeat him by taking his giant drill and using it against him.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

In the Mega Man comic from Archie Comics, Ground Man first appears alongside most of the other Robot Masters from the series as part of Dr. Wily and Dr. Eggman's Robot Master army in the Worlds Collide crossover with the Sonic the Hedgehog comic. During the battle he apparently approached Knuckles the Echidna, one of Sonic's allies, but seems to have been unsuccessful in defeating him given the latter's continued participation in the battle. This battle was only possible due to the strange reality of the Skull Egg Zone and the altered reality created by the Genesis Wave, which was undone by Mega Man at the end of the crossover.

Gallery

Trivia

  • His weakness to Remote Mine contains multiple references:
    • Firstly, explosives are a common weakness for most earth-mover Robot Masters, with notable examples being Guts Man, Stone Man, and Block Man.
    • Secondly, explosives can be dangerous to use in mining operations as they can cause cave-ins, making them extremely dangerous in close quarters underground.
    • Thirdly, Ground Man's weakness is a reference to the phrase "breaking ground," which is what pirates do when they find buried treasure spots which are sometimes found within ancient ruins; this is in line with the facts that Remote Mine is obtained from Pirate Man and Ground Man's stage is some sort of ancient temple.
  • Ground Man was originally called "Drill Man" by his designer, Rockman X author Iwamoto Yoshihiro. As there was already a Drill Man in Mega Man 4, his name had to be changed.
    • Some changes made to his appearance included removing a W from his forehead, and drills from his finger tips. The former was possibly done to prevent players from discovering Wily was involved before the confrontation with King in his castle.
  • Ground Man is one of the few Robot Masters that can transform into a vehicle. The others are Turbo Man, Galaxy Man, and Nitro Man.
  • His quote, "I hate sand." may be a subtle reference to Anakin Skywalker and his infamous line of "I don't like sand" from the 2002 movie Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.


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