|For his video game counterpart, see LaserMan.EXE.|
LaserMan.EXE is the NetNavi of Dr. Regal in the MegaMan NT Warrior anime series, serving as both the second leader of the Darkloids (after overthrowing their previous leader ShadeMan) and a major antagonist from within the second half of MegaMan NT Warrior Axess.
During the events of episode 27, LaserMan first appears when ShadeMan attacks Dr. Regal's ship base. ShadeMan attempts to strike down LaserMan, but his attacks go right through, revealing that the latter was speaking through a hologram and wasn't in the real world to begin with. LaserMan then destroys the Dimensional Converters and forces all of the viruses and ShadeMan to de-materialize. He then usurps ShadeMan's position as the new leader of the Darkloids. He commands them on various missions and transforms ProtoMan (who had been corrupted with a Dark Chip) into a complete Darkloid, with the latter being reborn as Dark ProtoMan.
Near the end of Axess, Dr. Regal reveals his plan to cover the entire world in a Dimensional Area, and then proceeds to initiate it using a tower with enough Dimensional Converters to do the job. He soon proceeds to use a Dark Synchro Chip, fusing with LaserMan and deleting ShadeMan who had come to exact his vengeance. Afterwards, Regal melds his body into a giant robotic version of LaserMan and goes on a rampage, attacking various places around the globe. To do that, Regal creates pseudo-materialized holograms using his advanced tech.
After the destruction of the giant-sized Cross Fusion LaserMan, his body along with Dr. Regal's are thrown into the Undernet, and LaserMan is destroyed. However, while Dr. Regal survives and makes his return in the movie Rockman.EXE: Hikari to Yami no Program, LaserMan is never seen again.
- One point of possible debate is LaserMan's exact personality in the Japanese version of the anime. His voice actor is shared with Regal, which surely is of no coincidence, and he speaks and acts just like Regal does. He seems to be designed to mirror Regal in everything. There are points in which it is hard to discern if LaserMan is really speaking what he thinks or if Regal is speaking through him. This is furthered in Episode 48 (Japanese numbering) "Yuriko and Mariko" (renamed "Ms. Yuri's Mission" in the American dub). When Ms. Yuri wakes up on her refuge, all of the refuge's screens show LaserMan's face, yet Regal is also seen as speaking through a microphone. Taking into account how 'hollow' LaserMan's voice sounds, it may certainly be the case that LaserMan is supposed to copy everything Regal does or thinks.
- Further cementing this connection, right before disposing of ShadeMan and taking command of the Darkloids as their new leader, LaserMan tells him that he can never outwit humans because the latter will never be as smart as them. It would be unusual for a Darkloid to compliment or respect the intelligence of humans at all, given their intention to cause havoc without concern for their victims.