|Mega Man using Flash Stopper.|
Flash Stopper (フラッシュストッパー Furasshu Sutoppā?) is Bright Man's Special Weapon. This is not to be mistaken as Flash Man's power, Time Stopper. Unlike Time Stopper, Flash Stopper only works in bursts, stopping time for a short period, but this allows Mega Man to attack enemies with his Mega Buster while they are immobile -- Flash Stopper does not attack enemies directly.
This weapon is Pharaoh Man's weakness, as when it is activated, he cannot move. Pharaoh Man will also take damage faster when Flash Stopper is activated, as he does not flash while it is active and consequently does not have the brief invincibility period. Although the stopping effect itself does not damage him, he can be held in place with it, before firing away at him. The Flash Stopper weapon also has a bonus effect: It can allow Mega Man to attack shielded enemies without the buster shots being deflected.
Oddly enough, although Bright Man's version will stop time, no Robot Master besides Pharaoh Man will be frozen if the weapon is used against them.
Damage Data ChartEdit
Damage values in units in Mega Man 4.
- *For Flash Stopper, Pharaoh Man is the only boss that is vulnerable to it, thus more damage can be inflicted on him with this weapon than on other bosses.
The Flash Stopper uses 4 units of weapon energy in Mega Man 4 and 3 units in Mega Man IV, even if less energy is available. With the weapon energy gauge full, it can be activated a total of 7 times in both Mega Man 4 and Mega Man IV. Neither version requires energy to fire the Mega Buster when activated.
Bosses weak against Flash StopperEdit
- Pharaoh Man: Mega Man 4 and Mega Man IV
- Napalm Man: Mega Man (Game Gear)
- Star Man: Mega Man (Game Gear)
|Time and Space Weapons|
|Mega Man Classic series|| Astro Crush • Black Hole • Black Hole Bomb • Centaur Flash • Flash Stopper • Gravity Hold |
Star Crash • Time Bomb • Time Slow • Time Stopper • Time Switch
|Mega Man X series||Dark Hold • Gravity Well • Squeeze Bomb|
|Light / Laser Special Weapons and Techniques|
|Mega Man Classic series||Centaur Flash • Flash Stopper • Gemini Laser • Laser Trident • Spark Chaser|
|Mega Man X series X||Aiming Laser • Chameleon Sting • F-Laser • Ray Arrow • Ray Claw • Ray Splasher • Shining Ray|
|Mega Man X series - Axl||Ray Gun|
|Mega Man X series||C-Flasher • Rakuhouha • Rekkoha • Tenshouha|