|This article is about the robot Tango. For his Mega Man Battle Network counterpart, see Tango (program)|
Tango appears in Mega Man V and Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chōsensha as a weapon. He rolls toward the screen to attack enemies and vanishes when the energy is depleted, when falling into a pit, or when the player leaves the room where Tango was used.
Damage data chart
Known damage values in units for Mega Man V.
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Mega Man & Bass CD data
Tango has short appearances in the manga titles Mega Man Megamix, Mega Man Gigamix, and Rockman Remix. His design is largely the same as his game-design, minus the cat snout in favor of a more anime-like face. He seems quite fond of Proto Man, offering support for him whenever possible.
Originally created as a pet robot, Tango was modified to be able to assist Mega Man in combat situations. With a build based on that of a cat, Tango enjoys a high level of agility—but because of those same feline design elements, he also has a powerful wanderlust, which means he will wander off without warning for days at a time. So far, Tango has always returned home on his own eventually.
Tango has short appearances in Mega Man Megamix, having a fight against Snake Man alongside Beat in "Metal Heart" and napping in "The Grim Reaper of Resurrection". In "The Greatest Enemy in History", he is shown to be able to transmit what he sees to Eddie. Tango helped Cut Man and the other Robot Masters find Mega Man, and after Roll recovers from her injury, Tango awakens her.
In Mega Man Gigamix, Tango tries to help an agonizing Proto Man by bringing an Energy Tank for him. During the Stardroids attack, Tango tries to protect Proto Man and is injured. Tango awakes Proto Man by licking him, and stops working after some time. Proto Man thanks Tango and wraps the inactive cat's injure with his scarf before leaving for the final battle against the Stardroids. After the battle, Tango is found by Roll and she desperately takes him for Dr. Light, who calms her by saying that he can be repaired.
Tango appeared in the Worlds Collide crossover with Sonic the Hedgehog, which is set in the future as the main comic, at the time, was yet to start the events of Mega Man 3, while Worlds Collide happens after Mega Man 10. In this series, Tango also seems rather fond of Proto Man, purring against his leg and following him as he is taken in for repairs by Roll. During Mega Man and Sonic's fight in Mega City, Tango allied with Mega Man as backup. His ramming ability was also mentioned to be similar to Sonic's, to the latter's annoyance.
Tango also makes an appearance in the 46th Short Circuits strip, where he is seen napping on Doctor Light's lap as the latter reads his book.
- Tango is a genre of music and a dance style that is Argentina's musical symbol.
- Keiji Inafune stated that the reason for creating Tango was that the team in charge of Mega Man V wanted to introduce a supporting character that did not appear in the NES games.
- In the CD data of Tango, his good point being "Rolling-stone" is probably based on the famous 60's Rock Band "The Rolling Stones". It could also be a reference to the way Tango attacks.
- Tango dislikes Rush, likely a nod to the classic belief of dogs and cats being averse to one another.
- Tango's distaste for pitfalls stems from the rolling nature of his attack—Tango rolls along the ground, and therefore cannot cross pitfalls, instead falling into them and ceasing his attack prematurely.
- Like Rush and Beat, Tango's head is similar to Mega Man's helmet.
|Mega Man V|
|Mercury • Venus • Mars • Jupiter • Saturn • Uranus • Pluto • Neptune|
|Dark Moon • Terra • Skull Blazer • Enker • Quint • Punk • Ballade • L. Knuckle and R. Knuckle • Brain Crusher • Sunstar|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
|Grab Buster • Bubble Bomb • Photon Missile • Electric Shock • Black Hole • Deep Digger • Break Dash • Salt Water • Spark Chaser|
|Mega Man's Support Items|
|Rush Coil • Rush Jet • Tango|
|List of enemies|
|Alabell • Armaroid • Baby Flies • Birdy • Bikky Bomb • Biree Spark • Biribaree • Boostun • Byouz • Cannon Roader|
Chainsoar • Chunco • Doncatch • Elecit • Fankurow • Feeber • Fooley • Fukuhorn • G.S.Q • Handoo • Hell Metall DX
Kamapot • La Jaba • Malmet • Metall Sniper • Monkikki • Nibul • Ou-Ou • Palm Hopper • Parocket • Pikashu
Piriparee • Shaboan • Shuhorn • Sibul • Soshi Breaker • Swim Ball • Tamp • Wandering Head
|- Mid-bosses -|
|Gundrill • Hyoey • T. Khamen • Tyhorn|
|Damage data chart • Script|