Charge Man

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Charge Man
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This page is about the original Charge Man. For his NetNavi counterpart, see ChargeMan.EXE.

Charge Man (チャージマン Chājiman?) is a Robot Master based on a steam locomotive, which is used by him as camouflage to make shipments to Dr. Wily. He is unique in that he is powered by coal and water, lowering his operating costs exponentially. His main attack, the Charge Kick, makes him throw a full-throttle kick at his maximum speed. He's also able to launch flaming pieces of coal from his smokestack.


He walks in an attempt to touch Mega Man and damage him. He can be avoided just by timing a jump. He can also throw coal from his chimney so they fall in a random position, being invincible while doing that. The coal is avoided by moving out of the way if the coal is about to fall on Mega Man. He can also attack by using the Charge Kick to tackle Mega Man, which must be avoided by timing a jump so he fails. He is also invincible while doing the Charge Kick.

His weakness is the Power Stone, but it is very difficult to hit him with it. The best time to use it is when he comes walking at Mega Man while looking at him, and when he gets near him, then using it. However, he still is invincible while doing the Charge Kick and while shooting coal if struck with it. It defeats him in seven hits. The Mega Buster is also a better option, as it is easier to hit Charge Man with it.


Mega Man & Bass CD data


Stage enemies

Damage Data Chart

Displays the amount of damage in units that Charge Man will receive from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 5.

Mega Man 5
Mega Buster Gravity Hold Water Wave Power Stone Gyro Attack Star Crash Charge Kick Napalm Bomb Crystal Eye Super Arrow Beat
1:3 0 1 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 1

Other media

Mega Man: Upon a Star

The Mega Man 5 bosses have short appearances fighting against Mega Man or helping Wily in the three episodes from the OVA.

Mega Man Megamix

In the manga, Charge Man appeared in the story "Holiday of Soldiers", where the eight Robot Masters from Mega Man 5 have part-time jobs at an amusement park to obtain money for Wily. He operates the train ride.

During the Stardroid invasion of Earth in Mega Man Gigamix, Charge Man was tasked with providing Mega Man with a quick escape against Saturn, during which he demonstrated the use of a coalbox-like car to haul passengers in.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Charge Man appeared during the Worlds Collide crossover as part of a Robot Master army that battled Mega Man's allies outside the Wily Egg. He joined a force of Robot Masters-also including Turbo Man, Metal Man, and Quick Man-in chasing Sonic the Hedgehog. However, the speedy hero soon caused a pileup by tripping Quick Man, who in turn caused his allies to crash.

Other appearances

Charge Man also appeared in the manga Rockman 5 and Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin.



  • Charge Man is one of two Robot Master from Mega Man 5 that did not appear in the Mega Man cartoon series. The other is Napalm Man, who while also not appearing in any episode, did make a brief cameo in the intro.
  • Charge Man appears in the Mega Man 8 intro, representing his game in this intro. He appears alongside Pharaoh Man fighting against Mega Man in Egypt.
  • Charge Man's dislike of trendy designs likely results from his completely practical design, a characteristic shared with real steam locomotives.  This also hints at the fact that diesel engines replaced steam locomotives, as early diesels were designed to look streamlined and modern - the antithesis of a steam engine.

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