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"Mega Man: The Slash Claw cuts things apart, doesn't it?"
Dr. Light: "Yes, but it has limited range.
"
―Mega Man and Dr. Light, Mega Man 7

Slash Claw (スラッシュクロー Surasshu Kurō) is Slash Man's Special Weapon in the Mega Man series. It allows the user to swing his arm to generate a crescent-shaped beam of energy straight forward. It is a short range weapon, but the powerful slashes are very effective against smaller enemies.

Appearances

Mega Man 7

Slash Claw is obtained by Mega Man after Slash Man's defeat. This is Spring Man's weakness; hitting him with this weapon causes him to fall to pieces and prevents him from using his Wild Coil. It is also the weakness of Guts Man G and HannyaNED², and does 2 points of damage to Junk Man.

Mega Man 10

The Weapons Archive blocks in the first Wily Castle stage uses the Slash Claw when it uploads Slash Man's data file.

Mega Man: The Power Battle

Slash Claw is obtained by the player after Slash Man's defeat in the Mega Man 7 course. It is the weakness of Shade Man and the Wily Machine.

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters

After Slash Man's defeat in the "Rescue Roll!" course, Slash Claw can be obtained by taking the Special Weapon Item dropped by Slash Man. With two players, the weapon will be obtained by the first player to take the item. It is Cut Man's weakness, as the Slash Claw is stronger than his Rolling Cutter.[1]

Super Smash Bros. series

SSBSlashClaw

Mega Man using Slash Claw in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

The Slash Claw is used by Mega Man in the fighting games, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as his back aerial attack. Mega Man turns around and quickly slashes opponents behind him with it, hitting them three times and inflicting 5% in the first hit, 4% in the second and 3% in the third, for a total of 11% if all hits land on the opponent. The last hit sends opponents back. One of Mega Man's alternate color swaps also resembles his color when equipped with the Slash Claw in Mega Man 7.

Damage Data Chart

Known damage values in units for Mega Man 7.

MM7-SlashClaw-Icon Slash Claw
Boss Damage
Freeze Man 1
Junk Man 2
Burst Man 1
Cloud Man 1
Spring Man 4
Slash Man 1
Shade Man 1
Turbo Man 1
Mash --
Bass 1
Guts Man G 2*
Bass and Treble 1
Gameriser 0
HannyaNED² 3
Wily Machine No. 7 0
Wily Capsule 0
  • For Guts Man G, reflecting a rock using Slash Claw does 4 units of damage (as opposed to 2 if used directly).

Other media

Slash Claw appeared in the Rockman 7 manga.

Gallery

References

  1. "Watch out for the scissors on his head and you'll win easily. There must be a harder weapon than the Rolling Cutter." - Dr. Light, Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters
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