This page is about the original Shade Man. For his NetNavi counterpart, see ShadeMan.EXE. Not to be confused with Shadow Man.
"The lady has joined classier company, my boy!"
—Shade Man, Sonic the Hedgehog #250

Shade Man (シェードマン Shēdoman) is a Robot Master from Mega Man 7 built to look like a vampire. He originally was an attraction robot from the haunted house of an amusement park, but was stolen and modified for combat by Dr. Wily. Wily installed sound wave equipment intended to control human minds, but due to a wiring error, it instead generated powerful destructive sound waves that are used as a Special Weapon called Noise Crush.


Shade Man has a dandy personality and appearance. He likes dark places and hanging on ceilings like a bat. Even though he's based on a vampire, he fears ghosts and spiders. He does not tolerate lazy employees. He wants to be a singer, but he has a terrible voice. He always has a microphone with him so he can practice his singing, which can sometimes get in the way of his work. In the tradition of real vampires drinking the blood of their victims, Shade Man drinks oil out of robots caught in his grasp, which heals him. He also enjoys drinking tomato juice, which can easily be mistaken for blood, and as one might expect, he dislikes garlic.


Mega Man 7

See also: Old Castle Stage (Mega Man 7)

Shade Man flies across the top of his room from side to side, and may dive at Mega Man. If he successfully grabs Mega Man, he will start biting him on the neck to drain his oil, recovering one energy unit for each two units Mega Man loses until he manages to get him off of him. This can be avoided by standing under him and sliding to the side Mega Man has more space when Shade Man performs his dive attack. After landing, he attacks with two petrifying stare beams and then attacks with Noise Crush twice, one up and one down. When the Noise Crush hits a wall, it will return to him and charge his next sound wave attack. The petrifying beams are avoided by jumping, the first sound wave is avoided by jumping over it, and the second sound wave by sliding under it. He'll then fly upwards and repeat his attack sequence.

His weakness is Spring Man's Wild Coil, and an uncharged Wild Coil will make Shade Man fall to the ground if he's flying (but not diving) and make him go directly to the phase of flying across the room's top. It defeats him in ten uncharged hits and five charged ones. The Super Adaptor is also an incredibly great option, as it will make easier to dodge his attacks and keep up with him while flying. The Super Adaptor's fist attack cannot make Shade Man flinch like the Wild Coil, but it defeats him in seven hits.

If the player uses Noise Crush against him in Wily's Castle, he'll just absorb it and send stronger waves back, then fly upwards and then across the top of the room. Unfortunately, the player can't do the same with his waves when equipped with his weapon.

Mega Man: The Power Battle

Shade Man's behavior is the same as in Mega Man 7, but this time his weakness is the Slash Claw.

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters

Like in The Power Battle, Shade Man's behavior is similar to that of Mega Man 7, but he can protect himself with his wings, and he can also summon Battons. This time, his weakness is the Rolling Cutter


Mega Man & Bass CD data

Shade Man's CD data card

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters data

Dr. Light: His "supersonic waves" reflect on the wall. Aim at his wings! Cut them to pieces!

Rockman Battle & Fighters data

  • Power Battle: ゆうえんちのおばけやしきようにつくられたものをかいぞうしたロボットで、はかいおんぱをはんしゃしてこうげきするのがとくい。くらいばしょがすきだが、じつはおばけとクモがにがてだったりする。とくしゅぶきはクラッシュノイズじゃ。
  • Power Fighters: PBにもとうじょうしたシェードマンはロックマン7にとうじょう。そらをじゆうにいどうでききゅうこうかしながらこうげきしてくる。とくにとくしゅぶきのクラッシュノイズにはじゅうぶんきをつけるのじゃ


  • Power Battle: A robot modified from one built for a haunted house at an amusement park, he is good at reflecting destructive sound waves and attacking. He likes dark places, but he actually dislikes ghosts and spiders. His special weapon is Crash Noise.
  • Power Fighters: Shade Man, who also appeared in PB, first appeared in Rockman 7. He can move freely in the sky and attacks while swooping down. Be especially careful with Crash Noise, his special weapon.

Damage data chart

Displays the amount of damage in units that Shade Man will receive from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 7.

Mega Man 7
Mega Buster Freeze Cracker Junk Shield Danger Wrap Thunder Bolt Wild Coil Slash Claw Noise Crush Scorch Wheel Super Adapter
1:2 1:1 1 1 1 3:6 1 0:0 1 4
*For Mega Buster, Wild Coil and Noise Crush, the first number is the damage done when the weapon is fired normally; the second number is damage done when the weapon is charged up.
*For Freeze Cracker, the first number is when the shot is whole; the second number is after it splits.

Other media

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Shade Man appeared as part of the Robot Master army "time-cloned" by Dr. Wily and Dr. Eggman in the Worlds Collide crossover arc. During the battle between the Robot Masters and the heroes working with Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog, Shade Man notably attacks and mocks Shadow the Hedgehog about him and Rouge Woman.

Mega Man Gigamix

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Shade Man assists Dr. Wily escape from the white alien robot by using a decoy of Wily to call his attention while Shadow Man escapes with the real Dr. Wily. He also had a major role during the fight against the Stardroids, leading most of the Wily Numbers and sending Quick Man to save Shadow Man from Mercury.

Rockman 7

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Shade Man appeared in the manga.



  • Shade Man's stage is a homage to another Capcom game, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts for the SNES.
    • The stage also contains an Easter egg: If the player holds down the "B" button while selecting the stage, its music will be replaced by the main theme from the Ghosts 'n Goblins series. This only works before Shade Man is defeated.
  • Shade Man has a cameo appearance in the opening video of Mega Man 8.
  • There is a portrait of Wily wearing traditional vampire clothes in Shade Man's stage. If the Rush Search is used underneath it, the Energy Equalizer can be found.
  • His likes and dislikes are references to vampires. Tomato juice is sometimes mistaken for blood, and garlic is one of vampires' weaknesses.
  • Shade Man, Dark Necrobat (from Mega Man X5), and Launch Octopus (from Mega Man X) are bosses that can drain Mega Man's/X's health and recover their own.