Thunder Bolt, known as Thunder Strike (サンダーストライク Sandā Sutoraiku) in Japan and in the English version of Mega Man: The Power Battle, is Cloud Man's special weapon. This weapon shoots a ball of electricity straight forward (though due to a program glitch, it tends to curve downward if fired while falling). It travels through walls, but if it does not destroy an enemy on impact it will split and travel upwards and downwards. The Thunder Bolt can also be used to activate some of the machines in Junk Man's stage.
This weapon will electrocute Junk Man, preventing him from using his Junk Shield and magnetism attacks if used consecutively. Conversely, if the Thunder Bolt is used on Spring Man, it will cause him to become magnetized, and he will pull Mega Man toward him and toss him upward, causing some serious damage (8 units). It will also supercharge Turbo Man, making him temporarily invincible as he drives around his chamber. If the Thunder Bolt is shot on the cloud platforms on Cloud Man's stage, it will cause a thunderstorm in the platform and the electricity can hurt Mega Man.
Damage Data Chart
Known damage values in units for Mega Man 7.
|Guts Man G||0|
|Bass and Treble||2|
|Wily Machine No. 7||2|
- If Thunder Bolt is used on Turbo Man, he becomes invincible for a few seconds. During this time he transforms and attempts to ram into Mega Man.
- If Spring Man is hit by Thunder Bolt, he magnetizes himself, attempting to pull Mega Man into him. If he succeeds he grabs Mega Man and sends him into the ceiling.
Bosses weak against Thunder Bolt
Dialogues about Thunder Bolt in Mega Man 7
Mega Man: The Thunder Bolt fires out electrically charged spheres, right?
Dr. Light: Yes, and it can also be used to power some electronic machines.
- A weapon with a similar name, (Lightning Bolt, obtained from Dynamo Man) can be obtained in Mega Man & Bass.
- In Mega Man: Powered Up, Elec Man uses an attack called Thunder Bolt when he is weakened. However, the attack is more similar to the Lightning Bolt than the Thunder Bolt.
|Electric Special Weapons and Techniques|
|Mega Man Classic series||Bit Cannon • Electric Shock • Force Field • Lightning Bolt • Plug Ball • Scramble Thunder • Spark Shock |
Thunder Beam • Thunder Bolt • Thunder Claw • Thunder Wool
|Mega Man X series||Electric Spark • Lightning Web • Thunder Dancer • Triad Thunder • Tri-Thunder • Volt Tornado|
|Mega Man X series||E-Blade • Lightning • Raijingeki • Raijinken • Raijinshou • Raikousen • Tri-Thunder|
|Mega Man Zero series||Saber Smash • Sengatotsu • Shield Sweep • Spark Shot • Thunder Stab • Tractor Shot • V-Shot|