"If I defeat Rock, I become a real robot!"
―Matasaburou, Super Adventure Rockman

Matasaburo (マタサブロー Matasaburō), also known as Fan Fiend,[1] is an enemy in the Mega Man series who is mainly found working for Air Man (and happen to be a prototype of him). These enemies and their master are fairly similar in their design, but both their arms have hands while Air Man's left arm has a cannon. On top of their body is a head.


Matasaburo is an enemy native to Air Man's stage in both Mega Man 2 and Mega Man II. Similar to Air Man, they have a built in fan and will try to blow Mega Man over the edge of platforms.

In Mega Man: The Wily Wars they appear in Buster Rod G's stage and the second Wily Tower stage.

In Super Adventure Rockman, the player may encounter one Matasaburo before the fight against Air Man depending on the path chosen. Matasaburo can talk in this game, and all he does is push a rock in Mega Man's direction, which is harmless.

Hits Data Chart

Amount of shots/hits from Special Weapons it takes to destroy a Matasaburo.

Mega Man 2
Mode Mega Buster Metal Blade Air Shooter Bubble Lead Quick Boomerang Crash Bomber Time Stopper Atomic Fire Leaf Shield
Normal 3 3 0 2 3 2 Y 3:1:0 2
Difficult 5 5 0 3 5 3 Y 5:2:0 3
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Mega Buster Rolling Cutter Super Arm Ice Slasher Hyper Bomb Fire Storm Thunder Beam
5 5 ? Y 2 5 1
Needle Cannon Magnet Missile Gemini Laser Hard Knuckle Top Spin Search Snake Spark Shock Shadow Blade
5 3 1 3 1 3 Y 5
  • Damage values for Mega Man 2's weapons in The Wily Wars are equivalent to those of its "Difficult" setting.

Other media

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Matasaburos appeared at the end of Mega Man #10.

Mega Man Megamix

Matasaburos have a short appearance in R Destruction Order, where several robots from Air Man's stage attack a city and are defeated.

Rockman: Dr. Wily no Inbou

Matasabuto had a short appearance in the area controlled by Air Man.


Similar enemies


  • Due to its placement, when the second Matasaburo appears on screen in Air Man's stage, Mega Man is immediately pushed backwards, so it essentially offscreens itself very often.
  • In Super Adventure Rockman, Matasaburo's Information Card states that he is a prototype of Air Man, and when first encountered he says he will become a real robot if he defeats Mega Man. This likely implies he would be converted into a Robot Master.
  • The name "Matasaburo" probably comes from Japanese novel "Kaze no Matasaburo (Matasaburo of the Wind)" by Kenji Miyazawa. It could also include the word "blow" since the robot blows air.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mega Man 2 instruction manual for the U.S.
  2. Mega Man Anniversary Collection Navi Mode