Eddie was created by Dr. Light to carry items for Mega Man. (According to U.S. game manuals, Dr. Light built him as his personal cybernetic suitcase.) He is equipped with a material transfer unit that allows him to relay an unlimited amount of items from Dr. Light's Laboratory, but as Dr. Wily (using Dr. Cossack) attacked during its contruction, Eddie is sent incomplete to assist Mega Man in the battle and is unable to choose items, giving them randomly. Like Rush, Eddie is equipped with a sensor that identifies Mega Man's exact location. The sensor allows him to appear by Mega Man’s side instantly whenever he is needed. He has a jet engine that allows him to fly.
Video game appearances
- From Mega Man 4 to Mega Man 6 and Mega Man III to Mega Man V, Eddie appears in a section of some stages to help Mega Man, giving a random recovery item, much like a ? Can in Mega Man 3 or an Item Present. Items dropped by Eddie will not disappear until they are taken or the player leave the area.
- In Mega Man 4, Eddie appears in the stages of Ring Man, Dust Man, Dive Man, Skull Man, and the second Wily Castle stage.
- In Mega Man 5, Eddie appears in the stages of Stone Man, Napalm Man, and Crystal Man. For some reason, Eddie could not be retrieved after the events from the fourth game, but he still functions and reappears to assist Mega Man.
- In Mega Man 6, Eddie appears in the stages of Centaur Man, Knight Man, Plant Man, Tomahawk Man, and the last Wily Castle stage.
- In Mega Man 8, Eddie helps Mega Man in the Rush Jet sections from Tengu Man's stage and the Wily Tower by throwing bombs from his head.
- In Mega Man & Bass, Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha, Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10, Eddie can be bought as an item by Mega Man in the item shop, called Eddie Call (エディコール?) in such games. He costs 150, 150, 50 and 10 Screws, respectively. When the item is used, Eddie will teleport in and drop many healing items for Mega Man to pick up. This version works exactly as Rush Item from Mega Man 8.
- In Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, Eddie may appear during battles and give an item that calls a support robot. Rush will appear when the item is taken by Mega Man, Treble appears with Bass, and Beat with Proto Man or Duo.
Cameos and minor appearances:
- In Mega Man: Battle & Chase, Eddie appears only in the loading screen together with Auto, both racing on cars. Player 2 can make Eddie's car move faster.
- In the Navi Mode of Rockman Complete Works, Eddie and Beat point recommended directions to the player.
- In Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Mega Man and Roll can summon Eddie to give them the Mega Ball, Tornado Hold or Leaf Shield. In the Hyper Combos Hyper Mega Man and Hyper Roll, the user transforms by combining with Rush, Eddie and Beat and performs a powerful attack.
- In Otoranger, the Fever attack of the good Mega Man characters is a combination of Eddie, Rush, Beat and Tango named Right Great.
- Eddie appears in Rush's card from SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash.
Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)
Eddie has several appearances in Ruby Spear's Mega Man animated series, where he was voiced by Scott McNeil. His main role is to give Energy Cans to Mega Man when his energy is low, being able to store up to five of them in his head at once. In the cartoon, Eddie's color scheme was changed from red to green and he also received a small height increase.
Eddie is a video game character that comes out from the TV a few times to help Mega Man recover.
Eddie first appeared in one panel from issue 20. In the Worlds Collide crossover he supplied Mega Man with a replacement chip for his Mega Buster (as Sonic had used his super-speed to steal the chip from him to disable his weapon), as well as an Energy Tank to refill his reserves before resuming his match with Sonic in his dimension.
Eddie eventually made his formal debut in Issue 37, where he was seen being worked on by Auto while Dr. Wily was privately admitting that he was luring Mega Man and company into a trap.
Eddie only appeared in two panels, the first being inside Dr. Light's limousine in the first issue, and the second being worked on by Dr. Light in the fourth issue, where Light mentions that the robot will be able to "make the finest coffee this side of Seattle".
Eddie doesn't have an active role in the manga, usually only having minor appearances. He was created by Dr. Light as an item transport robot to assist Mega Man, but as he was rushed out to assist him in a time of need, his Item Selection function is not as refined as it could have been. Still, Eddie manages to play an important role outside of battle as well by acting as a rice cooker for Dr. Light's household. He transmitted to Dr. Light the events that Tango observed in "The Strongest Enemy to Date", Light not knowing who sent the footage.
Eddie also appeared in the Rockman manga series, Rockman 8, Rockman & Forte, and Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin. In most of those, Eddie has a very small role or a brief appearance, the shortest being in only one panel from the Rockman & Forte manga, where Roll uses him as a rice cooker.
- ↑ The Reploid Research Lavatory: Dr. Right Explains It All
- ↑ Rockman 5 instruction manual, page 16: Dr.ワイリーとの戦いに備えDr.ライトか開発したアイテム運びロボット。開発修了する前にDr.ワイリーか攻めてきた為に、"ロックマン4"では未完成のまま出動したが、そのまま回収されていない。未だにどこかで活動しているかも知れない。 (Translation)