|This article is about the Robot Master Gravity Man. For information on his NetNavi counterpart, see GravityMan.EXE.|
Gravity Man (グラビティーマン Gurabitīman?) is a Robot Master created by Doctor Albert Wily. He has the ability to control gravity with the unit installed in his body. In Mega Man 5, he occupied an anti-gravity research institute and used it against Mega Man. His only offensive weapon against enemies is a buster; but he can use Gravity Hold in a short range to freely manipulate his opponents' gravity and his own gravity and then fall like a heavy weight into them. He dislikes space since there is little gravity found in space. For this reason, his weakness is the Star Crash.
Video game appearances
Gravity Man is one of the eight bosses. He constantly shifts gravity up and down, running back and forth. He may also jump, sometimes shooting bullets from his own buster while jumping. When he changes gravity, it is Mega Man's opportunity to shoot him. His weakness is the Star Crash, and it can also negate his shots. But using it as a shield to negate his shots instead of throwing it costs more energy, so anytime the opportunity arises, the player should quickly throw the shield at Gravity Man and he will take heavy damage. It defeats him in seven hits.
Enemies in Gravity Man's stage.
Damage Data Chart
|Mega Man 5|
|Mega Buster||Gravity Hold||Water Wave||Power Stone||Gyro Attack||Star Crash||Charge Kick||Napalm Bomb||Crystal Eye||Super Arrow||Beat|
- *For Mega Buster, the first number is when the weapon is fired normally; the second is when it is fully charged.
- *For Charge Kick, no damage value is listed as it is physically impossible to hit Gravity Man with it.
Gravity Man appeared in the episode "Master of Disaster" from Ruby-Spears' Mega Man animated series voiced by Jim Byrnes. His Gravity Hold is a replaced by a "gravity beam", which he uses to cause several stalactites to fall.
The Mega Man 5 bosses have short appearances fighting against Mega Man or helping Wily in the three episodes from the OVA.
Gravity Man is a combat robot who was created for Dr. Wily's fifth attempt at world domination. His Gravity Hold was developed based on the theory that gravitational fields are spatial distortions. Gravity Man is able to choose any one point in his surroundings as a gravitational focal point, and cause a gravitational field to be produced around that point. To create a useful focal point, Gravity Man needs something with mass and usually selects a wall or ceiling for this purpose. When Mega Man uses the Gravity Hold as a special weapon, he creates the focal point within the body of his enemy.
Gravity Man first appeared in the story "Holiday of Soldiers", where the eight Robot Masters from Mega Man 5 have part-time jobs in an amusement park to earn money for Dr. Wily. Gravity Man works by distributing balloons.
Gravity Man, like many of the Robot Masters, appears in the Archie Comics series before the adaptation of his game during the Worlds Collide crossover event with the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comic. He appears as part of a Robot Master army assembled by Dr. Wily and Dr. Eggman to battle Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and their allies.
- Gravity Man's quote, "yet the earth does move", is derived from Galileo Galilei's phrase "And yet it moves!".
- Gravity Man is the only Robot Master from Mega Man 5 that didn't reappear as a boss in any other Mega Man game.
- He is the only Robot Master to appear on the box art for the North American version of Mega Man 5.
- Gravity Man is the only Robot Master to have a Triangle-shaped outfit.