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This page is about the Robot Master Top Man. To find information on his NetNavi counterpart, see TopMan.EXE.
"We're center stage now, Mega Man! Don't disappoint me, now! Let's dance!"
―Top Man, Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Top Man (タップマン Tappuman) is a Robot Master created by Dr. Light and Dr. Wily to work on other planets in search for the Energy Elements needed to build Gamma, but he was reprogrammed and used for combat by Dr. Wily in Mega Man 3.

Top Man is equipped with an auto balance system within his body, allowing him to spin rapidly much like a top, which he uses as an attack called the Top Spin to injure enemies, and as a defensive mechanism because the high rotational speeds make projectiles deflect off of him. However, he can't spin for too long because he gets dizzy, and maintaining such high speeds could damage his internal components. Top Man also attacks by tossing rapidly spinning tops from his head or shooting tops from his arm cannon.

Physical Appearance[]

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Top Man is a humanoid robot who has an overall black body, an orange helmet shaped like a spinning top, an orange torso with a small yellow area on the top center, white hands, white parts on his knee, and orange boots with small brown wheels on each of them.


Top Man is known to be somewhat of a smooth talker, and as such this allows him to make arrangements on Dr. Wily's behalf easier. However, despite this, he has been known to be poor at storytelling and has occasionally been known to push his luck too far. He is fond of physical activities relating to roller skating and has been known to shun people who can't dance.

Video game appearances[]

Mega Man 3[]

Top Man is one of the eight Robot Masters, and defeating him will reward the player with Top Spin.

Attack Pattern[]

Top Man is one of the easiest bosses in the game as he does the same thing over and over. He will start by throwing 3 tops from his head into the air, which then launch themselves at Mega Man, encouraging sliding to dodge. He will use Top Spin in place, becoming invincible to all attacks. After a bit, he zooms to the other side trying to tackle the player. He will then repeat those 2 attacks in that same order. The timing of his spin dash is actually faster the first time he uses it.

In The Wily Wars, Top Man's first Top Spin is not faster than the others. He also has a bit more downtime between Top Spin and tops.


Top Man's main weakness is Hard Knuckle, which can kill him in just 4 hits but will not phase him if he is spinning. He also has secondary weaknesses to the Mega Buster and Needle Cannon, which do 2 damage.

As with all other Robot Masters in Mega Man 3, he is weak to his own weapon and dies in 7 hits to it, though it can only be used in the rematches. Top Spin is not recommended, due to its nature of hurting the player.

Mega Man II[]

Top Man is part of the second wave of 4 Robot Masters, all of which come from Mega Man 3. The second wave is fought via teleport systems in the Wily Castle stage, which takes them to their own stages. As there is no indication of which stage is which, Top Man's is the top right. Keep in mind that weapon ammo will not generate in between these stages.

Attack Pattern[]

Top Man's pattern is almost completely unchanged (except that his first spin is the same speed as the others), making him one of the easiest bosses in the game. His top projectiles dings shots.


Top Man's weakness is once again Hard Knuckle, which kills him in 4 hits. Alternatively, Needle Cannon is a secondary weakness that does 2 damage.

Mega Man's Soccer[]

Top Man is an average player with low defense that doesn't have his own team. In Tournament mode he is a member of the Fire Man, Wood Man, Dust Man, Enker, and Proto Man teams, and in League mode he is part of the Needle Man team.

Super Adventure Rockman[]

Top Man is one of the robots revived by Ra Moon in the Lanfront Ruins and appears as the third boss of Episode 3. When the room Mega Man is in fills with acid after defeating Hard Man, he tries to escape by climbing up the pillars in the room, but Top Man attacks Mega Man at the top. The game does not show what happens to Top Man after the fight, but he was probably melted in the acid like Hard Man, as Beat takes the Top Spin chip before it falls in the acid. If the player loses, Top Man will shoot a top from his arm cannon and make Mega Man fall, but he is rescued by Rush and Cut Man, and the player will have the option to restart the fight.

Top Man and the other Wily Numbers are later revived by Ra Moon again, and after Ra Moon betrays Wily, they are attacked and collapse. If Mega Man is defeated by the New Yellow Devil, he can ask the robots to help him by giving all their remaining energy to him, becoming inactive after this. Their bodies are apparently destroyed alongside Ra Moon's temple.


Mega Man & Bass CD data[]

Top Man's CD data card.

Rockman Complete Works data[]


Mega Man Legacy Collection translation: Spins at high speeds and has a shield system that renders incoming attacks ineffective. He's popular at New Year's, because he can produce Toy Tops from his head.


Main article: Top Man Stage

Damage data chart[]

Amount of damage in units that Top Man receives from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 3.

Mega Man 3
Mega Buster Needle Cannon Magnet Missile Gemini Laser Hard Knuckle Top Spin Search Snake Spark Shock Shadow Blade
2 2 1 0 7 4 1 1 1

Other media[]

Ruby-Spears Top Man

Top Man from the Mega Man cartoon show.

Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)[]

In the Mega Man animated series, Top Man appeared in the episode Campus Commandos voiced by Jim Byrnes, where he infiltrated a robot campus pretending to be a student and befriended Roll to trick her. During the episode, he proved to be powerful, deflecting incoming attacks with his Top Spin, once knocking out Mega Man and rendering his Buster useless.

He was the last of the three Robot Masters to go down in this episode, only doing so after Roll used the Stealth Suit to pull him high into the air whilst spinning, before dropping him into a fountain. Even still, he was shown to have survived the fall, last being seen surfacing and blowing some inhaled water out of his mouth.

Captain N: The Game Master[]


Top Man in Captain N: The Game Master.

Top Man appeared in the beginning of the episode "A Tale of Two Dogs", which is based on Mega Man 3. He was the only Robot Master remaining and had the last energy tank needed for Gamma to work. He was defeated by Mega Man with only one punch of the Hard Knuckle.

Mega Man Megamix[]

Top Man appears in the story Metal Heart trying to recover the Yellow Devil MK-II, but has no success. He appears briefly in the story The Strongest Enemy to Date.

Top Man also appears in Mega Man Gigamix

Mega Man (Archie Comics)[]

Main article: Top Man/Archie Comics

Other appearances[]

Top Man also appeared in the manga Rockman World 2, Rockman: Yomigaeru Blues, and Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin.





Production notes[]

"I focused entirely on Top Man for an entire week, but lost all of the data in a big [computer] crash when someone tripped over the power cord. I was so devastated, but with everything so fresh in my mind I was able to get back to where I was in about three days. This incident is why I'll never forget Top Man... sometimes I wonder if my first attempt would have made a better Top Man (laughs)." -Keiji Inafune [1]



  1. Mega Man Official Complete Works, UDON Entertainment Corp. 2009. pg.19. Retrieved on March 16, 2011.