Octoper OA (オクトーパーＯＡ Okutōpā OA), known as Octoboss in Mega Man for Game Gear, is a giant octopus robot that appears as the mid-boss in Wave Man's stage, appearing while Mega Man is using the marine bike. It was originally made to monitor water quality. It bobs up and down in the water, and can only be damaged in the green core on its forehead. When its face appears, it will shoot energy balls from its mouth.
The Octoper OA in the Mega Man Game Gear game is smaller than the one in Mega Man 5 on the NES, making it harder to hit its weak point. On the Hard difficulty, Octoper OA's speed will increase after taking some damage.
- Octoper OA's name is a modification of the word octopus, and is similar to the word October (オクトーバー). Because of this, its name is mistranslated as "October" in the Navi Mode of Mega Man: Anniversary Collection.
- Octoper OA would also have been able to attack with a tentacle, but this was removed from the game.
- Octoper OA is the only mid-boss in Mega Man 5.
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