|For his video game counterpart, see SearchMan.EXE.|
SearchMan.EXE is the NetNavi of Raika in the MegaMan NT Warrior anime series, debuting in Axess. He shares the role of tritagonist with his operator. SearchMan is a sharpshooter who is able to snipe enemies from incredibly long distances with pinpoint precision. Before him and Raika became friends with Lan Hikari, Chaud Blaze, and their NetNavis MegaMan and ProtoMan, SearchMan would delete anyone who was in the way of his mission with his Scope Gun, treating those who were deleted as collateral damage.
His first appearance in the anime is in episode 12, where he has the mission to protect programs from ShadowMan. He was able to delete ShadowMan.
In episode 19, DesertMan was making Mettaur invisible and using them to steal Dark Chips. SearchMan was able to hit some with paint, and followed them to DesertMan's lair. There SearchMan and MegaMan battle him, but they were overwhelmed. When MegaMan was grabbed and hung over lava, SearchMan made the decision to freeze the lava to save him, instead of deleting DesertMan. This gave DesertMan the chance to launch an attack on SearchMan, doing critical damage. This helped SearchMan and MegaMan have a connection, and MegaMan was given the Search Soul. This gave MegaMan the power to defeat DesertMan.
SearchMan makes many other appearances throughout the series, including helping ThunderMan take on the Darkloid group of BrightMan, ColdMan, StarMan, and SwordMan. They were able to delete BrightMan, helping ThunderMan get revenge, while the others escaped. In episode 40, Lan and MegaMan travel to Sharo to meet with Raika due to a Dimensional Area being summoned in Sharo by ColdMan. Lan was the only one able to enter the Dimensional Area, but Raika grabbed onto Lan as he Cross Fuses and enters with them. After Lan and MegaMan defeat ColdMan, he retreats back into the Net, but SearchMan is there and shoots him, sending him back to Nebula. He and Raika were called in to help the NetPolice prepare a defense while Chaud used Control X to find Dr. Regal's satellite. He worked together with MegaMan to fight off the revived Darkloids, deleting GravityMan, SwordMan, and BurnerMan (SwordMan and BurnerMan were deleted off-screen).
He is a key factor in the final fight against a cross-fused Dr. Regal by penetrating Regal's cyber fortress. This would allow Roll, GutsMan, Glyde, IceMan, NumberMan, SpoutMan, and later arrivals of ThunderMan, JunkDataMan and BubbleMan to join the fight. They assist him in deleting the viruses there, while SearchMan himself destroys the massive Dimensional Area Generator's core, shutting down the world-wide Dimensional Area while a cross fused Lan defeats Regal.