|This page is about the original Ice Man. For his NetNavi counterpart, see IceMan.EXE.|
- "There's something dangerous up ahead, sir! Oh? Freeze it at all costs, soldier!"
- ―Ice Man, Mega Man Powered Up
- "Um... I didn't quite catch the last part, sir... A good soldier always stays cool in battle!"
- ―Ice Man, Mega Man Powered Up
- "Can you see me, everyone?"
- ―Ice Man, Mega Man & Bass
Ice Man (アイスマン Aisuman) is a Robot Master from the original Mega Man . He was created by Dr. Light to perform human-like tasks under extreme climate conditions. This can be done due to the fact he is impervious to chilling sub-zero temperatures. Ice Man is also capable of functioning in hot environments, though he is less powerful there. His Special Weapon is the Ice Slasher, a sharp ice blade launched from his mouth that can freeze anything with its temperature of 200 degrees below zero. Freeze Man greatly respects him.
Ice Man has been known to love showing off for crowds of people and can be known to be sometimes very self-centered, but he cares deeply for his friends. As his namesake he loves participating in activities revolving around snow, like snowball fights. Ice Man has been known to have a dislike of heat-related things, such as sauna baths and ironically enough, the Fire Storm.
Video game appearances
Ice Man will start the fight by going to the right corner and jumping up. He will then shoot 3 Ice Slashers. One up, one in the middle and one while landed. Jump over them carefully (Mega Man will lose 10 health points if he is hit by one). When he lands, he will immediately jump and do the same pattern again, but this time starting from down to up. He will then slide towards Mega Man. When he starts getting pretty close, and after doing the pattern again, he will slide away from Mega Man. He will repeat this pattern then over and over.
A remake of the first game. Ice Man appears to have two personae, referring to himself as a soldier (in the first person) and as a commander (in the third person). He is often scared when others show up, prompting the commander persona to have him attack. Nothing about his mental state is displayed in the manual, however, so it's reasonable to assume he is adopting the commander persona as an imaginary friend rather than a split personality.
Like the original game, Ice Man is a boss that attacks with his Ice Slasher, but his pattern is different. He also has an additional attack were he makes ice stalactites fall. In Normal mode this new attack is used when his life is halved, and in Hard he can use it anytime. Ice Man is weak to Bomb Man's Hyper Bomb, but if Mega Man defeats him using only the Mega Buster, he becomes a playable character.
As a playable character, Ice Man can use his Ice Slasher to briefly turn his enemies into frozen blocks. He can then use these blocks as an extra foothold to get to places that other characters cannot reach. In addition to this, Ice Man does not slip on the ice blocks in his stage.
Ice Man appears as one of the first four bosses. He acts similar to his appearance in the first Mega Man game, but the number of times he uses Ice Slasher per attack was reduced to four.
Ice Man is one of the six bosses from the Mega Man 1~2 course. The theme that plays when fighting him is a remix of Freeze Man's stage theme.
Besides his Ice Slasher attack pattern from the first game, Ice Man also attacks by using Ice Slasher several times without jumping or by creating clouds that drop snowflakes that can freeze the player's character. He is weak to Guts Man's Super Arm.
He makes a cameo when fighting Freeze Man, seen on top of the Moby in the background.
Ice Man is one of the fastest players from the game, alongside Gemini Man and Dr. Wily, but he has the lowest Tackle and Defense. Ice Man doesn't have his own team, but he is a member of seven teams in Tournament mode and the Mega Man and Cut Man teams in League mode.
Ice Man wants to go on a vacation in the South Pole, so he enters the competition to obtain money. His vehicle is Cool Mobile. In his ending, Ice Man makes an ice sculpture of him with Roll, hinting that he has affection for her.
|Cool Mobile (クールモービル Kūru Mōbiru)|
|This machine is cool. It can drop ice blocks or freeze the opponent.|
|480 km/h (in plain terrains)|
("Southern Cross Body" in Japan)
|This generates ice pillars, and can freeze other cars with the "Ice Slasher".|
|Engine||Aurora Engine||Gives you above average top speed. It also has very powerful brakes.|
|Wing||Blizzard Wing||Enables you to maneuver in the air. It also enhances suspension ability.|
|Tire||Non-Slip Tire||You won't slip, even on the frozen ground.|
- I'll pay you back double for this insult!
- I'm not going to go home and cry...yet!
Ice Man and the other Robot Masters from the first game assist Mega Man. However, Ice Man is the only of the six Robot Masters to not appear in a scene to save Mega Man when he is defeated by a boss, only appearing briefly in the beginning and ending of the game.
Ice Man has a short appearance in his mini-game, Item on Ice (アイテムonアイス). In the beginning, Ice Man runs from Mega Man, and Mega Man must dodge falling objects while taking items. After completing the mini-game, Ice Man appears again and is destroyed by one of the falling objects.
Ice Man is one of the bosses from World 3. He also appears in some Battle Memory.
Ice Man is featured in the game Rockman Strategy, appearing first in Taurus' stage in Western Asia alongside Frost Man. He subsequently joins Guts Man and Cloud Man in holding Duo hostage, only to be defeated by Mega Man's team.
- Ice Man appears in Mega Man 3's ending.
- In Mega Man 8, several Ice Man toys appear in Clown Man's stage.
- Ice Man appears in a CD data in Mega Man & Bass.
- Ice Man is a boss in Rockman The Puzzle Battle.
- In Mega Man Legends 2, there are magazines in Calinca with Ice Man on the cover of issue 2.
- Ice Man appears in the trailer to Rockman Online.
Translation: Robot made for extreme temperatures. Usually uses Ice Slasher at the height of jumps.
Translation (approximate): A robot working in a cold storage warehouse carrying luggage, was originally created as an Antarctica exploration robot. He looks pretty weak but is formidable. Special Weapon is Ice Slasher.
List of enemies in Ice Man's stage:
List of enemies in Ice Man's (Game Boy) stage:
Damage Data Chart
Displays the amount of damage in units that Ice 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|
Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)
- "And with Mr. Zero's super freeze formula, Dr. Wily will make me the COOLEST guy in the world!"
- ―Ice Man, Episode 7: Ice Age
Ice Man makes his first appearance in Episode 1 of the Mega Man animated series, but he doesn't actually speak.
He reappears in Episode 7, "Ice Age" alongside Air Man in a plot to freeze the entire city. Here, he has a major role and is depicted as being one of the more powerful Robot Masters, defeating Mega Man, Roll and Rush at least three times over the course of the episode.
He is eventually tricked into fighting against Dr. Wily when Dr. Light convinces him that Wily has betrayed him and replaced him with Air Man. This prompts him to plan a revenge attack against the evil doctor, by taking command of a group of powerful "Ice Bots" provided by Dr. Light.
Mega Man: Fully Charged
Ice Man appears in Mega Man: Fully Charged among the rest of the Robot Masters fought by Mega Man. Unlike most other Robot Masters, he is not a recruit of Sergeant Breaker Night. Instead, he wants to be a hero and do the right thing, which puts him at odds with Mega Man when his attempts go awry.
This version of Ice Man lacks his signature parka hoodie, being replaced with a blue santa hat, and now has visible hair. He is noted to have a more simplistic AI compared to other Robot Masters. As such, he takes things very literally and his morality is more black-and-white, unable to understand things like metaphors or the reasoning behind actions.
Ice Man appears in the Fifth Episode ("Mega Trouble in Megaland") along with the other original five Robot Masters, working as a subordinate to Cuts Man. Unlike some of his fellow Robot Masters, he does bear a resemblance to his original counterpart, maintaining his usual blue parka and white boots. However, he has a cyan and much more robotic-looking face and cuboid body, and fights against the heroes using a handheld pistol that can fire either a freezing beam or sharp icicles that can be used as projectiles or makeshift barricades. Interestingly, he resembles the DC Comics Supervillain Captain Cold.
Ice Man is also referenced in passing during the episode "Nightmare on Mother Brain's Street", where Mega Man mentions that his worst nightmare is of being frozen solid by him.
Ice Man, along with the other six Robot Masters, appeared in the clip show episode "When Mother Brain Rules".
Ice Man was originally created by Dr. Light to scout the continent of Antarctica, but having finished his mission there, Ice Man returned and is now working in a large cold storage warehouse. In order to function in harsh environments and extremely cold temperatures, Ice Man's internal circuits are made up of the smallest components available. These small components allow Ice Man to function with the least amount of energy possible, and they are also the reason for his physical form being smaller than usual. The only disadvantage of using these smaller components is their hyperconductivity, and a strong electrical surge like Elec Man's Thunder Beam will easily incapacitate him. Despite his small stature, Ice Man is quite effective in combat.
When Dr. Wily reprogrammed Dr. Light's six robots and tries to conquer the world in The Birth of Mega Man, Mega Man fights against Ice Man inside Wily's mobile fortress, stopping him with Thunder Beam. Ice Man is later repaired by Dr. Light and he helps to stop the fortress. In R Destruction Order, it was decided that the six robots should be destroyed, but Wood Man saves them and convinces Ice Man and Elec Man to join Dr. Wily. However, they actually wanted to find Dr. Wily and knock out Wood Man inside Wily's base. Ice Man freezes Dr. Wily's control panel to stop him from launching more rockets. In the original version of the story from Rockman Remix, he also freezes Reggae.
Ice Man also appears in Mega Man Gigamix, where he participates in the Battle & Chase competition.
Ice Man took over a resort and made several hostages. Mega Man infiltrates the area to save them and Ice Man does a surprise attack by freezing him. However, Mega Man melts the ice and defeats Ice Man with Thunder Beam. He later reappears inside Dr. Wily's hideout, but is quickly defeated with Thunder Beam.
Dr. Wily takes control of Ice Man, Cut Man, Fire Man, Elec Man and other robots to help him conquer the world, and the assistant robot Rock asks Dr. Light to modify him for combat so he can stop them. Rock becomes Mega Man and manages to destroy most of the rampaging robots, angering Wily, who sends Ice Man and the other three robots to stop him. At first they have numeric advantage over him, but Mega Man hides in a building and they split to find him. Mega Man defeats one at a time, each fight being easier with the Special Weapons he obtained, Ice Man being the last to go down.
Ice Man, alongside Blizzard Man and Chill Penguin, entered the Battle & Chase competition so they could use the prize money to return to Antarctica. Ice Man is hit by Napalm Bomb during the race and is severely injured, Mega Man and Blizzard Man stopping to assist him. Seeing the scene, Shadow Man decides to help them by taking water from his radiator to Ice Man, saving him and becoming their friend.
Ice Man appears in the manga Rockman wo Tsukutta Otokotachi - Rockman Tanjou Densetsu, Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin, and Rock'n Game Boy.
- Ice Man shares his name with a Marvel X-Men character.
- Ice Man's weakness to the Thunder Beam is ironic, considering ice is much less conductive than water, regardless of the water's previous purity (since pure water itself doesn't conduct the electricity, but the minerals it might have do conduct it).
- Ice Man's quote in Mega Man Powered Up, "I don't l-like to be shocked, sir!" might be a reference to his weakness in the original Mega Man, the Thunder Beam.
- Ice Man is the only Robot Master in the original Mega Man to have green eyes.
- Although Ice Man has green eyes, his Mega Man Powered Up artwork and Rockman ×over sprite depicts him with blue eyes.
- Ice Man is one of three ice-themed Robot Masters to have a weapon which is effective on a fire Robot Master, the others being Cold Man and Tundra Man.
- Ice Man could arguably be compared to Popo of the Ice Climbers franchise.
- In Mega Man: The Power Battle, Ice Man's theme is a remix of Freeze Man's theme.
- Ironically, in the cartoon show's intro, Mega Man defeats Ice Man with Fire Storm in one hit. Another irony even occurs in the commercial for Rockman on Famicom, where Mega Man also defeats Ice Man with Fire Storm, thus, contradicting his actual weakness in the game.
- This may be a reference to how fire is able to melt ice in real life. However, the reason Ice Slasher is Fire Man's weakness in Mega Man remains unknown.
- Ice Man is the first robot master to have a mental illness, displaying symptoms that are commonly associated with individuals possessing Dissociative Identity Disorder - however, this trait is only seen in Mega Man Powered Up.
|List of 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
|Game Script • 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|
|Mega Man: The Power Battle|
|Mega Man • Proto Man • Bass|
| - Mega Man 1~2 -|
Cut Man • Guts Man • Ice Man • Crash Man • Heat Man • Wood Man
- Mega Man 3~6 -
Magnet Man • Gemini Man • Dust Man • Gyro Man • Napalm Man • Plant Man
- Mega Man 7 -
Freeze Man • Junk Man • Cloud Man • Slash Man • Shade Man • Turbo Man
- Dr. Wily -
| Rolling Cutter • Super Arm • Ice Slasher • Crash Bomber • Atomic Fire • Leaf Shield|
Magnet Missile • Gemini Laser • Dust Crusher • Gyro Attack • Napalm Bomb • Plant Barrier
Freeze Cracker • Junk Shield • Thunder Strike • Slash Claw • Noise Crush • Scorch Wheel
|Damage Data Chart • Script|
|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|