Solar Man (ソーラーマン Sōrā Man) is a Robot Master from Mega Man 10. He attacks by shooting energy straight out of the top of his head. He is also able to block and absorb attacks with his artificial sunlight to increase the power of his attacks.

Solar Man worked in a sunlight research lab before he went berserk from Roboenza. In his spare time he developed a "Solar Workout" plan which had little to no success.[1]


Solar Man jumps around the room firing Solar Blaze from his head. He occasionally tilts his head towards you, aiming to absorb your shots in order to power the Solar Blaze.

On Easy Mode, his Solar Blaze starts at its weakest form and he only throws one fireball at a time.

On Hard Mode, his Solar Blaze is always at its most powerful form, and he also has a new attack in which he shoots three Solar Blazes into the air that fall at your position at the time. 

The best weapon to use is Water Shield, in that not only does it cancel out his attacks, but if used properly can hit him multiple times. It will also reduce the size of his Solar Blaze. He becomes extremely easy this way.

Damage Data Chart

Displays the amount of damage in units that Solar Man will receive from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 10.

Mega Man 10
Mega Buster Proto Buster Triple Blade Water Shield Commando Bomb Chill Spike Thunder Wool Rebound Striker Wheel Cutter Solar Blaze Mirror Buster Screw Crusher Ballade Cracker
1 1:3 1 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 -- 1 1

*For Proto Buster, the first is normal hit; the second is charged up.

Stage Description

Solar Man's stage strongly uses two central gimmicks, consisting of vertical and horizontal stretches avoiding the fire spewing Changkeys, and conveyor belts that the player can either use for speed or be slowed down by them.

  • On Easy Mode, many pits and gaps are protected by floating platforms, there are increased amounts of pickups and fewer enemies are present.
  • On Hard Mode, the Changekeys appear in larger and harder to avoid areas, strong enemies like the Oshitsu Osarettsu appear on some conveyor belts, along with Searchies altering the conveyor belt direction appearing. Swalloweggs appear on some climbing sections, along with a single Tsurare Stamp before the boss shutter. Pickups are less generous. More enemies are present. 

Stage enemies

Enemies that appears in Solar Man's stage, an artificial sun that (according to concept art) floats high above a city.

Other media

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Solar Man appeared as part of the Robot Master army under Dr. Wily and Dr. Eggman in the Worlds Collide crossover between Archie Comics' Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic Universe lines. He notably joined a number of other fire-based Robot Masters (Heat Man, Pharaoh Man, Magma Man, Burner Man, and Flame Man) in attacking Blaze the Cat. Despite their power, however, the pyrokinetic Cat proved mightier, turning their powers into a fiery tornado that swept away her attackers.



  • Solar Man's weakness to the Water Shield draws many conclusions:
    • On a microcosmic scale, the use of water on his artificial sun helps dowse out and interfere with its accumulation and constant generation of energy, weakening it.
    • On a macrocosmic scale, water is considered a vital element in the role of the effects of solar radiation onto the Earth, from clouds and the seas helping to absorb and reflect the energy that sunlight gives to lessen its effect and channeling its warmth into the ecosystem and cooler areas of the Earth. In essence this also explains Star Man's weakness to the Water Wave.
  • As his name would suggest, Solar Man is capable of creating artificial sunlight from the top of his head. This would lead some to believe that he would be a light-elemental Robot Master. However, he is actually considered to be fire-themed.
  • Solar Man apparently has no visible head in his sprite, along with red hands instead of white, and his feet are also red instead of white.
  • Due to color limitations, his eyes in his mugshot are orange instead of green like in the artwork.
  • Solar Man's weapon, the Solar Blaze, seems to be a combination of both of Pharaoh Man's weapons: the Pharaoh Shot and the Pharaoh Wave. Like the first, it is a sun-type attack that is thrown by the player.  However, it cannot be charged like the Pharaoh Shot. Instead, it can split, sending two fire waves forward and backward from the splitting point, much like the Pharaoh Wave.
  • Solar Man is the first Robot Master who originally invented an exercise program prior to being turned evil by Dr. Wily in some way or another (Roboenza in Solar Man's case), the second being Bounce Man who was stolen and reprogrammed by Wily.


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