- "My name is Rockman Shadow! I am a robot with great power. I won't forgive those who don't obey me!"
- ―Rockman Shadow, Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha
Rockman Shadow (ロックマン・シャドウ Rokkuman Shadou), or R-Shadow, is the leader of the group of Robot Masters called "The Dimensions", and the final boss of the game Rockman & Forte: Mirai kara no Chōsensha. He is said to be a powerful, wicked person, holding an obsession with causing chaos and destruction.
Rockman Shadow and the Dimensions are first seen attacking Symphony City, a city where people and robots lived in peace. Rockman (Mega Man) took off to the scene, and at the same time Dr. Wily sends Forte (Bass) to investigate. Because of the circumstances, the two team up to fight against Rockman Shadow and the Dimensions.
After defeating the Dimensions, Rockman and Forte confront Rockman Shadow in a duel to the death. Rockman Shadow reveals that he came from the future, and briefly tells them about Quint, a remodeled Rockman from the future who was previously defeated. During Rockman's storyline, he claims to be another modified version of Rockman from the future, and says that he came back in time to stop Dr. Wily by destroying all robots at an earlier point. However, in Forte's storyline, he instead claims that he was another Rockman robot created at that time, and asks Forte to join him and prove to the world that they are the strongest force imaginable. While Rockman discovers afterward that R-Shadow's motive is a lie, Forte concludes that he was also made by Dr. Wily.
After his defeat, Rockman Shadow admits that he was a failed version of Quint created and ultimately scrapped by Dr. Wily. He states that he rebuilt himself to increase his strength, and devastated the world in his time. As nothing in the future could stop his rampage, he traveled back in time to find someone that could put an end to him: the strongest challengers, Rockman and Forte. With that, he leaves the victor with words of advice in his dying breath.
While the game depicts his "death" and burial after his defeat at the hands of Rockman or Forte, he is shown in a photograph with the main cast in the end, sans helmet. Whether this picture was just to represent the cast of the game or if it is part of the game's story is unknown.
Rockman Shadow fights by jumping to the middle of the room and then sliding (like Rockman) to the other side. If the player is next to or try jumping over him, he will shoot a fast-moving laser that just goes off the screen. After half of his HP is gone, he will disappear and appear above the player on a robot like Sakugarne and dive down at the player, sitting on the floor before repeating. Between the dives four rocks will come down to hit the player. When he loses ¾ of his HP, he begins to fly at the player with a sword. When he swings and stops moving, 3 sparks fan off forward and backward from him.
Damage Data Chart
Displays the amount of damage in units that Rockman Shadow will receive from each Special Weapon in Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha.
|Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha|
|Mega Buster||Bass Buster||Rockn Vulcan/Forte Vulcan||Flame Shower/Flame Mixer||Barrier Wind/Forte Cyclone||Doppel Crash/Doppler Attack||Time Switch/Time Bomb|
- *For 5/2, the first is Doppel Crash; the second is Doppler Attack.
Mega Man (Archie Comics)
Rockman Shadow made a brief cameo in the Archie Mega Man comic series in issue 20. Though unnamed and mistakenly identified as Quint by Mega Man, he claims that he will no longer live in "Mega Man's Shadow," hinting his true identity.
- CoroCoro Comic once featured official artwork of Rockman Shadow and Dangan Man in an article of Rockman & Forte: Mirai kara no Chōsensha.
- Rockman Shadow is the second known enemy that Mega Man buries, the first one being Quick Man's burial after sacrificing himself to save Mega Man in Super Adventure Rockman.
- Rockman Shadow's appearance in the Archie Comics Mega Man series marks the first time he appeared officially in a media outside Japan.
|Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha|
|Mega Man • Bass|
|List of Bosses|
|Dangan Man • Konro Man • Aircon Man • Komuso Man • Clock Men • Compass Man|
|Grey Devil • Rockman Shadow|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
|Rock'n Vulcan • Flame Shower • Barrier Wind • Doppel Crash • Time Switch|
|Bass's Special Weapons|
|Forte Vulcan • Flame Mixer • Forte Cyclone • Doppler Attack • Time Bomb|
| Rush Coil • Tango • Beat • Eddie |
Treble Boost • Reggae
|Damage Data Chart • Game Script|