This page is about the original Tengu Man. For his NetNavi counterpart, see TenguMan.EXE.
"I'll knock you off your perch!"
—Tengu Man, Mega Man & Bass database

Tengu Man (テングマン Tenguman) is a Robot Master from Mega Man 8 and Mega Man & Bass. Originally built as an experimental robot that can generate artificial typhoons, he was modified into a combat robot by Dr. Wily. He is modeled after the Tengu, a Japanese yōkai.

Tengu Man is equipped with a razor-winged jet engine on his back that grants him high-speed flight, a retractable triple-bladed fan weapon (also known as a ha-uchiwa) on his arm, and the ability to summon cutting blades of air and whirlwinds with Tornado Hold to trap and blow his opponents to their doom. He is one of the few Robot Masters to grant two different Special Weapons on separate occasions.

Having and maintaining both an independent spirit and a strong pride, Tengu Man is highly proud of his large nose while being good at reading the atmosphere and likes fly fishing in his spare time. He looks down on others and fights with boldness, having noticeably arrogant and overconfident mannerisms while also scoffing at the concepts of both unity and social ties.

Video game appearances

Mega Man 8

Tengu Man is one of the first four bosses, and is stationed within a high mountain range in Japan. Mega Man defeats him and obtains Tornado Hold and one sample of the Evil Energy. His weakness is Ice Wave, which freezes his feet, keeping him in place for a few seconds and allowing the player to follow up with another attack while he is stuck.

Mega Man & Bass

Tengu Man is a member of King's army. His stage is one of the two stages unlocked by defeating Ground Man. When defeated, the player obtains the Tengu Blade. He is weak to Spread Drill, which causes him to fall to the ground when hit.


Mega Man & Bass CD data

Tengu Man's CD data

Stage enemies

Mega Man 8

Tengu Man's stage is high in the air, Mega Man requiring to use Rush at one point to proceed.

Mega Man & Bass

Tengu Man's stage appears to be high in the air. In the beginning, Mega Man or Bass must use balloons to proceed and get inside an area with pipes. In the Japanese version, Roll mentions that it is a weird stage for a tengu-like robot, and it makes a great conversation topic.

Damage data charts

Displays the amount of damage in units that Tengu Man will receive from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 8 and Mega Man & Bass.

Mega Man 8
Mega Buster Mega Ball Tornado Hold Astro Crush Flame Sword Thunder Claw Homing Sniper Ice Wave Flash Bomb Water Balloon
2:4 1 2:1 0 2 1 1 6 1 1
  • For Mega Buster, 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.
  • A fully-charged Mega Buster does the same damage in all of its forms (normal, Laser, and Arrow).
  • For Tornado Hold, the first number is damage inflicted from hitting the boss with the fan; the second number is damage dealt from the tornado it creates.
Mega Man & Bass
Mega Buster Bass Buster Ice Wall Wave Burner Remote Mine Spread Drill Tengu Blade Magic Card Copy Vision Lightning Bolt Treble Boost
1:3 1:2 1 1 1 6:4:3 1:1 1 1 1 2
*Damage values listed on this chart assume the player does not have the "C. Attack" (Counter Attacker) item equipped and activated.
*For Bass Buster, the first number is when the weapon is fired normally; the second is when Super Buster is activated. Hyper Buster shares the same attack power as a standard Bass Buster shot.
*For Spread Drill, the first number is damage inflicted with the big drill; the second number is with the smaller drills; third number is with the tiny drills.
*For Tengu Blade, the first number is the projectile; the second number is the slash or dash.

In-game voice quotes

Mega Man 8

In the Japanese version, Tengu Man speaks like an ancient Japanese samurai. He uses the term "sessha" to refer to himself, which is an archaic way of saying "I" as opposed to more common words such as watashi, boku, etc. He also says "de gozaru", an archaic way of saying "desu" (to be) during his Intro.

Usage English Japanese Rōmaji and translation
Intro (Stage Select) I'm Tengu Man. テングマンでござる! Tenguman de gozaru!
Pre-battle It's just a kid? Don't make me laugh. 小僧が相手とは…笑わせるな! Kozō ga aite to wa... Warawaseru na!
("I did not expect my opponent is a kid... Don't make me laugh!")
Pre-battle Kid, you're almost not worth the effort. 小僧!拙者が軽く捻ってやるわ! Kozō! Sessha ga karuku hinette yaru wa!
("Kid! I shall defeat thee easily!")
Pre-battle Are you worthy of my challenge? 本気で来い。拙者は強いぞ! Honki de koi. Sessha wa tsuyoi zo!
("Come seriously. I am strong!")
Pre-battle I'll take on you. Be ready! 拙者が相手だ!覚悟せい! Sessha ga aite da! Kakugo sei!
("Thy opponent is me! Brace thyself!")
Drawing weapon after intro Hya! けぇっ! Kē!
(One of the kiai or kakegoe)
Attack shout Yama arashi!
(山嵐!, "Mountain storm!")
神風! Kamikaze!
("Divine wind!")
Attack shout Tornado Hold! トルネードホールド! Torunēdo Hōrudo!
Attack shout Here you go! 行くぞ! Iku zo!
("Here I come!")
If Mega Man is hit by Tornado Hold. Get this! Feel my power! くらえ!どうだ! Kurae! Dōda!
("Eat this! How'd you like that!")
Cry No! んぐぅ! Ngū!
Hit by Ice Wave No! Nuu! なんと!?ぬうぅ! Nanto!? Nuū!
("What!? Guuh!")
Breaks free from Ice Wave No way! バカな! Baka na!
Defeat It's regretful. 無念ぞ… Munen zo...

In other media

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Tengu Man makes his debut in the Worlds Collide crossover event with Sonic the Hedgehog. He appears as part of an army of Robot Masters who battle Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and their allies in the Skull Egg Zone, and is most notable for having been hit heavily by an attack from Rouge the Bat. This all took place in an altered reality created after Wily and Dr. Eggman fired off the Genesis Wave.

He also has two cameos in Mega Man Issue 55.

Rockman 8

Tengu Man was responsible for generating the typhoon covering Wily's secret flying hideout. When Duo enters the typhoon to find the Evil Energy and is followed by Mega Man, Tengu Man keeps him away with his wind. After some struggle, Mega Man manages to stop the typhoon and fights against Tengu Man as Super Mega Man. Although heavily damaged, Tengu Man angrily takes Mega Man and dives to crush him on the impact. Mega Man uses Flash Bomb to blind Tengu Man, making him release Mega Man. As Tengu Man opens his eyes, he sees Mega Man ready to fire a charge shot, which destroys him. Mega Man floats on the water tired and is rescued by his friends.

Tengu Man later appears again inside the Wily Tower, where he has a fight with Pirate Man and both disappear.

Rockman & Forte

Tengu Man is shown to have joined King's army to exact revenge on Mega Man for disgracing him in their previous battle, making Astro Man lure him to trap while he is flying with Rush and a Met. After convincing Astro Man to stop fighting, Tengu Man knocks him down, revealing that they are in a platform flying high on the air. At first Tengu Man has advantage, but Bass appears and weakened him before being forced to leave due to Treble having low energy. As the platform starts breaking, Mega Man manages to defeat Tengu Man with the Met's help before falling to their doom. However, Astro Man secretly rescues Mega Man and the Met, and they are found by Rush.

Other appearances

Tengu Man has a cameo appearance in the end of Mega Man Gigamix.


Tengu Man, along with Sword Man, were made into Mega Armor model kits by Bandai. It features a removable blade. Curiously, promotional pictures of the model depict his wings, feet and shuriken being molded in blue plastic, which the actual model has these pieces molded in white plastic.



Tengu Man bust
  • Tengu Man and Frost Man appears in the option screen with volume and sound effects.
  • Tengu Man is one of four Robot Masters to give Mega Man two different weapons. The other three are Astro Man, Centaur Man and Pharaoh Man.
  • In Mega Man & Bass, Tengu Man still uses the Tornado Hold in battle, but instead of sending the player skyward for Tengu Man to kick down, the weapon catches the player and tries to dump him off the edge of the platform to his death.
  • Tengu Man is the second Robot Master based on a mythological creature (the first was Centaur Man).
  • Yama arashi”, or "oroshi", meaning “mountain storm”, refers to the phenomena of dangerous katabatic downwinds accelerated by air currents meeting rolling mountain slopes that can push out hurricane force gales.
  • Tornado Hold seems to take inspiration from the feather fans (羽団扇 ha-uchiwa) that tengu use to create gusts of wind, while the Tengu Blade more closely resembles Japanese war fans, namely the tessen.
  • Tengu Man has different stage themes in the Saturn and PlayStation versions of Mega Man 8. With his theme from Mega Man & Bass, he's the only classic series Robot Master to have three official stage themes.
  • Tengu Man is the only Robot Master in Mega Man 8 (besides Cut Man) who takes 2 units of damage from a Mega Buster shot and 4 units from a fully-charged Mega Buster shot. This makes him one of the weakest bosses in Mega Man 8 to the Mega Buster.
  • In his Mega Man 8 artwork and Mega Man & Bass CD database, Tengu Man's "cutter" is blue, but in his Mega Man & Bass artwork and sprite, it is green.
  • He is one of two Robot Masters to Trash-talk the player if they score a hit in Mega Man 8, the other being Clown Man. In his case, Tengu Man says, "Eat this!" upon hitting Mega Man with his Tornado Hold and "How do you like that!?" when spiking Mega Man with his weapon (or arm).
  • In Mega Man & Bass, if the player hits Tengu Man with Spread Drill while he is inside the wall during his diving attack, this will cause Tengu Man to fall inside the wall and get stuck, thus making him unable to fight back. The only ways to free Tengu Man so players can beat him would be to either jump off the arena and restart the fight, or restart the level.