- "What's your favorite anime?"
- ―Plug Man, Mega Man: Robot Master Field Guide
Plug Man (プラグマン Puragu Man) is a Robot Master from Mega Man 9 that Dr. Light created to inspect the quality control in a television factory, strictly inspecting each unit. He is obsessed with gadgets and loves to browse electronic stores like Akihabara and talking with his friends about geeky subjects. His Special Weapon is the Plug Ball.
Video game appearances
Plug Man is one of the eight Robot Masters whose period of use had expired and was scheduled to be scrapped. Dr. Wily pretended to be concerned by offering to repair them, reprogramming the tricked robots to help him conquer the world.
In the end credits picture, he is seen going shopping with Rush, having been rebuilt after the events of the game.
Damage Data Chart
Displays the amount of damage in units that Plug Man will receive from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 9.
|Mega Man 9|
|Mega Buster||Proto Buster||Concrete Shot||Tornado Blow||Laser Trident||Plug Ball||Jewel Satellite||Hornet Chaser||Magma Bazooka||Black Hole Bomb|
- *For Proto Buster and Magma Bazooka, the first digit is the damage done when the weapon is fired normally; the second digit is damage done when the weapon is charged up.
Plug Man's stage consists of many Appearing Block puzzles similar to those in previous games like Elec Man's and Heat Man's stages. There are also video holograms of the player's character that cause damage on collision.
Appearance in other media
Plug Man appears in the short manga story "For Whose Sake?" included in the booklet of Rockman 9 Arrange Soundtrack.
Plug Man appeared in the Archie Mega Man comics before the adaptation of his game in the Worlds Collide crossover event. In it, he joined a massive Robot Master army that did battle with Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog as well as their allies. During a fight with Knuckles, Plug Man was knocked into Spark Man and Bright Man, shocking and destroying all three.
- Plug Man is called Plasma Man (プラズママン) and Plasman (プラズマン) in his concept arts. His weapon would've been called Plasma Ball and he had the appearance of a plasma globe. The name "Plasman" was also used in previous concept arts of characters from Mega Man 2 and 3, but none of them resembled Plug Man.
- During the ending credits, Plug Man is shown with a hand replacing his plug on his right hand while carrying Capcom bags with Rush. The removal of his plug is probably to make him harmless in case he goes berserk again, or he's able to change his arm into a plug like Mega Man and other robots can turn their hands into cannons.
- Plug Man is one of two Robot Masters in Mega Man 9 designed by Keiji Inafune, confirmed on Inafune's Capcom-Unity Blog.
- In Mega Man 10, the Appearing Block puzzle from Plug Man's stage appears in the Endless Attack mode.
- His plug color in the artwork is black, but in battle it is purple due to color limitations.
- As an electric-themed boss, Plug Man's weakness to ground/crystal weapons is similar for two other electric Mavericks who are also weak to ground/crystal weapons: Tornado Tonion and Gigabolt Man-O-War.
- His Plug Ball does the second highest damage to Mega Man in the game, behind only the Laser Trident.