Concrete Man (コンクリートマン Konkurītoman?) is one of the Robot Masters from Mega Man 9 whose period of use had expired and was scheduled to be scrapped. Concrete Man is a construction robot built to be the supervisor of dam construction. He is stubborn and will tell off any lazy robots.
He tries to stop the player with his Concrete Shot, jumps from the top of the screen and shakes the floor, which will make Mega Man stumble, or tackles.
Concrete Man's weakness is the Laser Trident due to its ability to penetrate most shielding. It can also cause critical damage to him, and can pierce through the blocks of the Concrete Shots.
Damage Data Chart
Displays the amount of damage in units that Concrete Man will receive from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 9.
|Mega Man 9|
|Mega Buster||Proto Buster||Concrete Shot||Tornado Blow||Laser Trident||Plug Ball||Jewel Satellite||Hornet Chaser||Magma Bazooka||Black Hole Bomb|
- *For Proto Buster and Magma Bazooka, the first digit is the damage done when the weapon is fired normally; the second digit is damage done when the weapon is charged up.
Appearance in other media
Concrete Man appeared in issue 17 of Archie Comics' Mega Man comic series, where Dr. Light brings him to Guts Man so he can finish the construction of a dam earlier, which could collapse due to the heavy rain and flood the town downstream. Guts Man and Concrete Man began competing, and when they were about to start fighting, the dam starts leaking and they team up to finish the work. In the end, the two become friends and share some karaoke and E-Tanks after their work, singing Brandnew Way together.
He also briefly appears during the Worlds Collide arc in Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 250, where he alongside Stone Man fought Knuckles the Echidna. It isn't made clear whether this Concrete Man was the real deal, having been reprogrammed again, or a copy created by the time distortion fields in the Skull Egg Zone. Regardless, he and his fellows either ceased to exist or were returned to their proper place in time and space by Mega Man. He would later appear in the Worlds Unite crossover in Sonic Universe #76, where he joined his friend Guts Man and the other first generation Robot Masters in the reconstruction of Dr. Light's Laboratory. He also appears in Issue 53, where he and Guts Man are setting up the Robot Museum. He also considers allowing himself to be recycled since he doesn't like waste. This, however, upsets Mega Man, who disagrees with the view of Guts Man and Concrete Man that as robots they are just tools who will eventually cease to be useful.
- During production, Concrete Man was called Cement Man (セメントマン?) and his weapon would've been called Cement Shot. Also, earlier concept arts show Concrete Man with a drill on his left arm.
- During the ending credits of Mega Man 9, Concrete Man is shown with a hand replacing his blaster on his right hand while chasing Dr. Wily, presumably to exact revenge on Wily for the actions he tricked him into committing.
- This implies that this was the reason why Wily was nowhere to found after the game.
- His stage name is a reference to the common phrase used to describe cities, "concrete jungle". Also, "Concrete Jungle" is the name of a few songs and music albums.
- Concrete Man's artwork has blue eyes, while his mugshot has orange eyes because of color limitations. Additionally, the green chest gem in his artwork is white in his sprite.
- Both he and Cut Man have the same bad points: being stubborn (as well as Stone Man in his Japanese CD data of Rockman & Forte).
- His stage is the only one that's playable in the trial version of Mega Man 9. When the player reaches him, the moment his health goes up all the way, the trial ends.