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This page is about the original Fire Man. For his NetNavi counterpart, see FireMan.EXE.
"Evil! Remember my name, for I am Fire Man! My flame o' justice will have its revenge on you!"
―Fire Man, Mega Man: Powered Up

Fire Man (ファイヤーマン Faiāman?) is a Robot Master from the original Mega Man series. He was built by Dr. Light to work in an incinerator at a waste management facility and is able to wield flames that can reach 7000-8000 degrees.[1] Fire Man can melt or burn through almost anything with his Special Weapon, the Fire Storm, whose weapon system excellently combines offense and defense.

A hot-blooded and charismatic, albeit hot-tempered individual, Fire Man sees himself as something of a hero- obsessed with fire and the ideals of justice, often referring to himself as the "Flame of Justice". He enjoys camping in the summer, but has a particular dislike for rainy days and the cold- particularly from his weakness, the Ice Slasher.

Video game appearances

Mega Man

Dr. Wily reprogrammed Fire Man and Dr. Light's other industrial robots to help him conquer the world, appearing as a boss. Mega Man fights against Fire Man and defeats him.

Strategy

First, let him walk towards Mega Man. Then, let him shoot with the Fire Storm. Jump over it and dodge the fire that comes below. After he has done that, shoot at him as fast as possible. He will repeat this pattern, so shoot him every time after jumping over the fire. After doing this for a while, he will walk away from Mega Man. Now shoot him at the back fast, and he should be destroyed.

Mega Man Powered Up

As a remake of the first game, Fire Man appears as a boss, but he becomes a playable character if he is defeated by Mega Man using only the Mega Buster. He can use his Fire Storm whenever he wants, but if he runs into water, he will lose the ability to launch waves of fire (though he will still be able to summon a fiery sphere around him) until he comes back into contact with lava or fire.

Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge

Fire Man is one of the four bosses available in the beginning of the game.

Wily & Right's RockBoard: That's Paradise

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The Boss Card Fire Card (ファイヤーカード?) can be used to summon Fire Man, who will incinerate (discard) one of the opponent's cards of the player's choice.

Mega Man's Soccer

Fire Man is a balanced player. In the Capcom Championship mode, a team formed by eight Fire Men in one of the eight team bosses. One Fire Man joins Mega Man's team after his defeat.

In Tournament mode, his team consists of three Fire Men, Ice Man, Bomb Man, Air Man, Gemini Man and Top Man. In League mode, his team contains three Fire Men, two Bomb Men, two Flash Men and Enker.

Super Adventure Rockman

If Mega Man is defeated by Crash Man, Fire Man will appear to save him, giving the player the chance to fight against Crash Man again.

Chokkan! Rockman

In the mini-game Isoge! Rousoku Ignition (急げ!ろうそくイグニッション? "Hurry up! Candle Ignition"), Fire Man skies down a "Rockman 20th Anniversary" cake while lighting candles to gain more time and taking strawberries for extra points.

Rockman ×over

Fire Man is one of the four bosses from World 3. He also appears in Battle Memory.

Rockman Strategy

Fire Man is a recurring enemy in this game, first appearing during the Opening Stage in Japan along with Cut Man. He also appears in Sagitarius' Magma Inferno stage in Northwest Africa with Burst Man, and can become a member of the player's party.

Other appearances

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Mega Man loading screen in Mega Man Anniversary Collection

Data

Mega Man & Bass CD data

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Rockman Complete Works data

やく8000どの火をあやつる、はいきぶつしょりロボット。ファイヤーストームはよけにくいので、弱点武器で攻撃しよう

Stage enemies

Enemies in Fire Man's stage:

Enemies in the Game Boy version of Fire Man's stage:

Damage Data Chart

Displays the amount of damage in units that Fire Man will receive from each special weapon from the original Mega Man.

Mega Man
Mega Buster Rolling Cutter Super Arm Ice Slasher Hyper Bomb Fire Storm Thunder Beam
2 2 0 4 1 1 1

Other Media

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Fire Man in the Mega Man cartoon show.

Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)

Fire Man makes an appearance in the intro to the Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon, as well as an appearance in the first episode. He had no lines and was taken out near effortlessly by Roll's vacuum. He did not appear in the series again. He strongly resembled his game counterpart, but his armor had a very muscular appearance and his joints were red, and he had flames painted on his arms.

Captain N: The Game Master

Fire Man appeared along with the rest of the Robot Masters from the first Mega Man game in the fifth episode. He looked nothing like his game counterpart aside from flamethrower arms and a flame on his head.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Other appearances

Fire Man appears in Mega Man Megamix, Mega Man Gigamix, Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin, Rockman wo Tsukutta Otokotachi - Rockman Tanjou Densetsu, and Rock'n Game Boy.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Fire Man's weakness is rare, since he is a fire-type robot weak against an ice weapon; only two other bosses, a fellow Robot Master and a Maverick share this type of weakness. Most other fire-elemental bosses in the Mega Man and Mega Man X series are otherwise weak to wind or water-elemental weapons.
  • Originally, Fire Man could melt ice, making players argue that Ice Man should be weak against Fire Man's weapon.[Citation needed] Others argue that, after the ice melts, it turns to water, which in turn can put out Fire Man's flames, rendering him vulnerable. This might explain why the Ice Slasher is Fire Man's weakness.
  • Fire Man is the only Robot Master from Mega Man to have the same weakness in all of the games he appears in.
  • Fire Man is the first Robot Master in the original Mega Man series to not have any hands.
    • In Mega Man Megamix however, Fire Man can turn his cannons into hands, like Mega Man (see Gallery above).
  • Fire Man is also the first Robot Master ever to have at least one arm cannon.
  • Fire Man's head appears to have been designed to be like a torch, and to an extent also resembles a stereotypical knight's helmet.
  • Fire Man is perhaps the least utilized member of the original six Robot Master bosses from the original Mega Man game, notably being absent from Mega Man: The Power Battle. Additionally, he appeared with less frequency than any of the other Robot Masters in the first fifty or so issues of the Archie Comic, and never unaccompanied by his fellows except during his battle with Mega Man.
  • Fire Man is also the first Robot Master ever to not have a visible mouth however in Mega Man Megamix he can open his face plate.

References

  1. Mega Man Powered Up US game manual. 2006. pg.26. Retrieved on December 3, 2011.


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