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This page is about the original Guts Man. For his NetNavi counterpart, see GutsMan.EXE.
"It's a foreman's job to look out for everyone. So sometimes, you've just got to do what ain't in the blueprints!"
―Guts Man, Mega Man Powered Up
"I've got it covered."
―Guts Man, Mega Man Powered Up

Guts Man (ガッツマン Gattsuman?) is a civil engineering Robot Master from the original Mega Man series. He was created by Dr. Light to work alongside Bomb Man for the purpose of land reclamation and construction.

Guts Man possesses great physical strength, being capable of lifting and transporting heavy objects, including rocks of over two tons, with little effort. In battle, he can use his Super Arm to throw heavy objects, such as boulders and blocks, at his enemies. He can also use his strength to hit his enemies with a powerful tackle, and make the ground shake with his jumps.

In terms of his personality, he is similar to that of a typical construction foreman; while he can be hot-tempered, impatient and unreasonable, he is passionate about his line of work, is more intelligent than his appearance and mannerisms would initially suggest, and cares deeply for the well-being of his colleagues when on the job. Guts Man enjoys karaoke, and is good friends with Stone Man.

Guts Man, alongside Cut Man, are the bosses with most appearances in the series. Guts Man and Cut Man also appeared in all episodes of Ruby-Spears' Mega Man animated series, and his GutsMan.EXE counterpart is a major character in the Mega Man Battle Network series. There is also a huge tank with his form in Mega Man 2, Guts Tank, a modified version of him in Mega Man 7, Guts Man G, and other robots that bear a resemblance to his design, like Guts Hover, Gamma, Concrete Man and Gori-Three.

Video game appearances

Mega Man

Dr. Wily reprogrammed Guts Man and Dr. Light's other industrial robots to help him conquer the world. As such, Guts Man appears as a boss and is defeated by Mega Man. He is weak to Bomb Man's Hyper Bomb.

In the walls of the last stage from Dr. Wily's Robot Manufacturing Plant, there are several Guts Men visible in the walls, suggesting that Dr. Wily was producing copies of him. Mega Man fights against Guts Man again in the same stage, but it is unknown if he is the original repaired or a Copy Robot.

Strategy

Guts Man will jump around the room towards Mega Man. His jumps will shake the ground, which will knock Mega Man over and immobilize him for a second if he's on the ground, so jumping when he lands can avoid the brunt of it. He cannot jump in the left corner, so if he comes really close to Mega Man, he will jump backwards. After jumping around for a bit, a boulder will drop on his hand and he will throw it at Mega Man. The block will hit the other blocks, so the block will break into smaller blocks. He will then repeat this pattern.

Mega Man Powered Up

A remake of the first game. Guts Man is shown to have average intelligence, and usually tells his enemies to go home, because "little boys don't belong here", due to his stage being a construction site. Most of his lines are related to work.

When encountered as a boss, his entrance is simply rising from the ground. Like the original game, Guts Man attacks by jumping and throwing rocks, but after losing half of his health, if difficulty is set to Normal or Hard Mode, he will occasionally burrow into the ground and try to jump out from below the player with a block. On Hard Mode, he throws the block upon rising and then burrows into the ground again twice. On Easy Mode, Guts Man does not cause earthquakes with his jumps, does not burrow underground, and receives knockback from the player's attacks. Guts Man is weak to Time Man's Time Slow, but if Mega Man defeats him using only the Mega Buster, he becomes a playable character.

As a playable character, Guts Man is able to create blocks from thin air and then throw them using the Super Arm. He can also use them as platforms to reach high areas and pass by some hazards, but only five can be used at a time, and he can't make them on conveyor belts. This ability is somewhat slow in combat, as Guts Man must create the block, pick it up, and then throw it; it also cannot hit smaller enemies at ground level.

Wily & Right's RockBoard: That's Paradise

Playable characters may temporarily transform into Guts Man under certain conditions. If the Guts Man player stops on the building of other player, he will downgrade it with the Super Arm.

Mega Man: The Power Battle

Guts Man is one of the six bosses from the "Mega Man 1~2" course. He is weak to Crash Man's Crash Bomb.

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters

"You can break the rocks that Guts Man throws at you! Guts Man is tough. Use weapons with great attacking power to win!"
—Dr. Light

Guts Man is one of the six bosses from the "Recover the New Parts" course. He is weak to Napalm Man's Napalm Bomb. He could summon Mets if he uses his Super Arm and then ram at a character.

Mega Man: Battle & Chase

As Guts Man is a big robot that uses a lot of energy, he enters the competition with the vehicle Wild Arms so he can use the prize money to buy as many Energy Tanks as possible. In his ending, he commemorates his victory with a karaoke song, but no one likes his singing and he falls on his stock of Energy Tanks.

Vehicle
Wild Arms (ワイルドアームズ Wairudo Āmuzu?)
Game description
Powerful off-roader. Can throw rocks and cause earthquake.
Maximum speed
432 km/h (in plain terrains)
PartsGame description
Body Twin Arm Body
("Double Arm Body" in Japan)
A heavy body that can throw rocks and create earthquake.
EngineSlope Engine A powerful engine that is useful on uphill roads.
WingPower Wing A wing that has great resistance against body crash.
TirePress Tire
("Power Press Tire" in Japan)
Useful on the dirt road. Going over mines with these tires does not decrease speed very much.


Losing quotes:

  • I'll be back!
  • I won't forget this. And I won't forget you!


Super Adventure Rockman

In this game, Mega Man can only fight against Bubble Man or Heat Man. When Mega Man meets Guts Man, he says that he found the other robot Mega Man could not fight defeated, and he gives the special weapon of the boss to Mega Man.

Chokkan! Rockman

In the mini-game Ikari no Guts Man (怒りのガッツマン? Guts Man's Wrath), Mega Man must dodge the rocks throw by Guts Man. After dodging all rocks, Guts Man will try to throw a rock that is twice his size, but he is unable to hold it and is smashed by the rock, completing the mini-game.

Rockman ×over

Guts Man appears as a boss in the 25th Anniversary Special World of Rockman ×over, and also in Battle Memory. A special event has as boss an upgraded Guts Man with wood attribute.

Rockman Strategy

Featured as both an antagonist and optional ally, Guts Man first appears in the Mine Cave in Southern Asia. Here he is an ally of Metal Man, both of them being sent to aid Gemini under Dr. Wily's orders. Guts Man also teamed up with Cloud Man and Ice Man to hold Duo captive, only to be defeated by Mega Man's team.

Other appearances

  • Guts Man has a short appearance in the ending of Mega Man 3.
  • Guts Man has a cameo appearance in the opening scene of Mega Man 7, the top of his head being slightly visible below Cut Man in the newspaper. Also, Dr. Wily steals a Guts Man from the robot museum and modifies him into Guts Man G. It is unknown if the stolen Guts Man is the original, a copy, or a replica.
  • Guts Man has a short appearance in the opening scene of Mega Man 8. Guts Man G also has a cameo appearance as a toy in Clown Man's stage.

Data

Mega Man & Bass CD data

CDData-04-GutsMan


Rockman Complete Works data

とちかいたく用ロボット。 とてもがんじょうなボディをもっている。
いわ攻撃だけよければ、カンタンにたおせる。

Translation: Land reclamation function robot. He has a very sturdy body. If you can just avoid his rock attacks, you can easily defeat him.

Rockman Battle & Fighters data

Power Battle:

とちかいたくさぎょううようロボットとしてかいはつされた。とくしゅごうきんでできているため、つうようしないぶきもおおい。とくしゅぶきはスーパーアームじゃ。
Translation: A robot created for land development work. As he was made of a special alloy, he doesn't hold many weapons. Special weapon is Super Arm.

Power Fighters:

PBにもとうじょうしたガッツマンはロックマン1からとうじょうとちかいはつようとしてつくられたロボットだけにとてもパワフルできょだいないわをかるがるなげつけてくるこうげきにきをつけなければならないぞ。
Translation: Gutsman appeared in Rockman 1 and also appeared in PB. A very powerful robot created for land development, can easily throw huge rocks, be careful of his attacks.

Stage enemies

Enemies in Guts Man's stage:

Damage Data Chart

Displays the amount of damage per unit that Guts 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 1 1 0 10 2 1

Dialogues from Mega Man Powered Up

As a Boss

Guts Man: Hey, men only! Little boys don't belong here. Go home before you get hurt!

Mega Man: Time to punch out and go home, Gutsman!

Guts Man: You big idiot! What'll happen to me if I get fired?! I'm gonna take you down with me!

Guts Man: Hey, men only! Go home before you get hurt!

Roll: Get a hold of yourself! You're bothering other people, you know?! You're making me mad!

Guts Man: Hey, there's work to be done around... Ah, alright, missy, I'll forgive you...

Guts Man: I don't care who you are. If you're messin' up my site, I'm gonna hurt you good!

Proto Man: Stop. This isn't your site anyway.

Guts Man: You big idiot! What'll happen to me if I get fired?! I'm gonna take you down with me!

Guts Man: Hey, men only! Little boys don't belong here. Go home before you get hurt!

Cut Man: ...But you were so kind before, Mr. Gutsman. Don't worry, I'll get you out of here!

Guts Man: You big idiot! What'll happen to me if I get fired?! I'm gonna take you down with me!

Guts Man: Hey, men only! Little boys don't belong here. Go home before you get hurt!

Ice Man: You're coming with me, soldier!

Guts Man: You big idiot! What'll happen to me if I get fired?! I'm gonna take you down with me!


Guts Man: You don't have a permit to have fun here, Bombman!

Bomb Man: Not looking your usual cool self, Gutsman... Fighting, fireworks, festivals—that's where it's at!

Guts Man: Think you can set off fireworks with me, your superior? Well, ain't you just special!

Guts Man: I don't care who you are. If you're messin' up my site, I'm gonna hurt you good!

Fire Man: Evil! Remember my name! For I am Fireman! My flame of justice will have its revenge on you!

Guts Man: Yeah, I'm bad. So what? I'm also your boss!

Guts Man: I don't care who you are. If you're messin' up my site, I'm gonna hurt you good!

Elec Man: Even if you were to call lightning from the sky with your thunderous voice, you will never pierce my gorgeous heart...

Guts Man: Ha, let's see what you'd say if a rock fell on your head!

Guts Man: Hey, men only! Little boys don't belong here. Go home before you get hurt!

Time Man: If you disappeared, that would be the speediest solution here.

Guts Man: I ain't got time for you, moron. If I get fired, your time's up, too!

Guts Man: I don't care who you are. If you're messin' up my site, I'm gonna hurt you good!

Oil Man: Hey! What's up, old man? I know you totally dig your work and all, but how about chillin' out and listenin' to what I gotta say!

Guts Man: I ain't got use for an oil seller on my site! Get outta here!


As Playable

Mega Man?: "Gutsman, I just signed with Dr. Wily. Wanna join our project?"

Guts Man: "The Doc ain't just my Pops, he's much more than that. So I gotta turn your project down."

Mega Man?: "Whatever, hard-head. Never had much hope for you anyway."

Yellow Devil: "Bumo... Bumomomo! Bumomo bumomomomo bumo!"

Guts Man: "You got a nice frame on you! But you won't win if we start matchin' muscles, pound for pound!"

Yellow Devil: "Bu, bumoooo?! Bu, bumomomomo?! Bumomomoooo!!"

Copy Guts Man: "Yo, Muscle-head! Let's get this power match on! There's nothin' better than brute strength, after all."

Guts Man: "Heeey! Those arms, those legs, that frame--top of the line parts! If I win, you're workin' for me!"

Copy Guts Man: "What?! Hey, hey...wait a sec!!"


Other media

Mega Man

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Guts Man from the cartoon show.

"You've got that right, Megatwerp!"
―Guts Man, Mega Man (cartoon)

Guts Man appeared every episode of Ruby-Spears' Mega Man animated series, as one of Doctor Wily's main henchmen alongside Cut Man. In the cartoon, all brawn and very little in the way of brains would be the best way to describe Guts Man, who was often referred to also as "Gutsy" on the show. While Guts Man is a very strong and deadly opponent because of his immense strength and resistance, he usually finds himself on the losing side thanks to his stupidity.

This Guts Man has a very square blue jaw, where the video game Guts Man had a more round beige jaw, and this Guts Man also has grey feet with blue lines while his video game counterpart has red feet. Other than that, there's not much difference. He was voiced by Garry Chalk.

Guts Man also had his own action figure based on his cartoon counterpart. Curiously however, advertisements showed the figure packaged with a chunk of brick wall, which could be inserted into the peg-based blasters of the toys of other characters. The actual toy, however, instead came packaged with a fire hydrant with the same ability.

Captain N: The Game Master

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Guts Man in Captain N: The Game Master.

Guts Man appears along with the other five original Robot Masters in the fifth episode of the cartoon Captain N: The Game Master. He somewhat resembles his game counterpart, only with a dark blue and orange colour scheme, no helmet, and a much smaller lower jaw. Here, he acted as a subordinate to Cuts Man, and only appeared on-screen for about four seconds before being dematerialized by Captain N's Zapper.

Mega Man Megamix

In the manga Mega Man Megamix, Guts Man is taller than his video game counterpart, featuring a more elaborate and geometric design complimented with many construction-based visual motifs. His alloy is the most resistant of Dr. Light's robots. When Dr. Wily reprogrammed Dr. Light's robots in "The Birth of Mega Man", Guts Man is the last of the six robots that Mega Man faces. As the Mega Buster doesn't work against him, Mega Man used the Hyper Bomb to damage the inner components of Guts Man, deactivating him. He is later fixed by Dr. Light to help in deactivating Wily's base. In "R Destruction Order", the government decides to dispose all six of Dr. Light's robots for their criminal actions, but Wood Man rescues them, asking them to join Wily again. Guts Man refuses, and helps Mega Man to fight against Air Man and other Wily robots. After this event, the government forgave the six robots. Guts Man also appeared in other stories and in Mega Man Gigamix.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Like the other five Robot Masters from the first game, Guts Man was in the first story arc, Let the Games Begin!, where the day after being presented to the public, he was stolen and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily. He was the second Robot Master Mega Man fought, and after the Mega Buster was ineffective, he was defeated with a Hyper Bomb. After Dr. Wily's defeat, Guts Man was fixed by Dr. Light and he helps Mega Man in the story arcs Time Keeps Slipping and The Return of Dr. Wily. In the latter story arc, he also, while attempting to breach the gate to Wily Castle, expressed irritation at Cut Man's awful puns, but nonetheless thanked him for the puns, as his irritation gave him the strength he needed to breach the gate. He also unwittingly acted as a barrier for Ice Man and Oil Man when confronting the Mecha Dragon, who proceeded to bicker who should hide behind Guts Man regarding the Mecha Dragon's flamethrower. He later helped destroy the Mecha Dragon, and eventually aided Mega Man, alongside Time Man, Oil Man, and Bomb Man (Ice Man, Fire Man, and Cut Man had to tend to Elec Man due to an injury he received during the fight against Mecha Dragon and the then-brainwashed Mega Man), in infiltrating deeper into the castle, but then got angered that Wily would create a tank based on his likeness, and stayed behind alongside Oil Man and Time Man to fight it while Mega Man and Bomb Man proceeded deeper into the castle.

Later, Guts Man is seen constructing a dam, but was forced to work together with a recent creation of Light's, Concrete Man, due to a storm threatening the construction. They got into intense arguments, although after working together to ensure the dam's completion and stability, they became fast friends. He was later tasked to aid in the renovation and expansion of the Glacial Research Center at Ice Man's request, although his eagerness to complete the project got the better of him, causing him to worsen the construction efforts, eventually cumulating in an exasperated Ice Man freezing him and having him sent back to Light Labs. In large part because of this incident, Ice Man also refused to call in Guts Man even to rescue him, Mega Man, Roll, and Quake Woman after an accident that occurred at the research center. This eventually would come back to haunt Guts Man, when he was forced to take Cut Man along with him and Bomb Man due to Ice Man blocking his calls. Guts Man also got into a loud argument with Bomb Man regarding what to give Mega Man for his birthday. They eventually settled on a gift card. When Break Man appeared, Guts Man-alongside Bomb Man and Cut Man-attempted to subdue him, but they were effortlessly, and savagely, beaten. They had not long to dwell on their defeat before the Genesis Wave washed over not only their reality, but that of Wily's new partner, Dr. Eggman.

For unknown reasons, Guts Man and the other Mega Man: Powered Up Robot Masters did not appear among the time-cloned Robot Masters in the Worlds Collide arc (to Mega Man's relief), although he was briefly mentioned by Stone Man while he and Concrete Man ganged up on Knuckles the Echidna, where he noted that Knuckles hits like Guts Man. In addition, Guts Man himself, alongside the other seven original Robot Masters, appeared in the final issue of the arc, where they wiped out several Robot Masters, allowing Dr. Light, Proto Man, and Knuckles to leave the battlefield in time to rescue Sonic and Mega Man after they were captured.

The damage Guts Man had sustained from Break Man was repaired after the Genesis Wave was undone by Mega Man and Sonic at the end of the Worlds Collide crossover. However, during their renewed fight against Break Man, Roll ended up intercepting a shot meant for Mega Man by Break Man, and he alongside the other Robot Masters save for Break Man ended up shutting down due to Ra Moon's EMP wave. He was later reactivated, alongside Cut Man, Bomb Man, Rush, and Mega Man, and deployed to the Lanfront Ruins in the Amazon (the point of origin for the EMP wave) to halt the EMP wave. However, upon arrival, they were ambushed by Bubble Man, Heat Man, Flash Man, and Metal Man, resulting in a fight between the two Robot Master factions. Guts Man tried to punch Flash Man, though the latter evaded the attack with his Time Stopper. Guts Man later managed to land a successful hit on Flash Man while the latter was distracted with taunting Mega Man. He then shoved Bubble Man towards Mega Man after the latter requested that he needed him close to copy his Bubble Lead special weapon.

After defeating this initial squad of Robot Masters, Guts Man and the others came across the others from the Mega Man 2 line, and helped make them aware of the world's dire circumstances. As a result, an unlikely alliance formed between the two parties, who banded together to battle Ra Moon and its Robot Masters. Matters were further complicated when Ra Moon deactivated the Wily Masters not under its thrall, seized control of Wily's Ra Thor robot, and then created the Ra Devil to destroy its foes. The intensity of the battle led to Guts Man's deactivation; as such, he did not witness Mega Man's victory over Ra Moon. He was then reactivated by Dr. Wily-whose Robot Masters had all departed on his orders-and became angry, thinking that the doctor was attempting to reprogram him again. Cut Man and Bomb Man then reminded him of Dr. Light's safeguards, and pointed out a greater concern: Mega Man's critical condition. Reluctantly, the three Robot Masters and Rush took Wily back to Light Labs with them to have their friend repaired.

Short Circuits

As with most of the characters, Guts Man appears in the humorous Short Circuits strips at the end of each issue of Mega Man. His first appearance in such a strip was in Issu3 6, where he punches Time Man after the latter rings like an alarm clock while wearing a sign declaring him to be "Snooze Man."

Other appearances

Guts Man appeared in the manga Rockman, Rockman 8, Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin, and Rockman Tanjou Densetsu. He also appears in the Brazilian comic Novas Aventuras de Megaman, where he is named Killer and bears a resemblance to the way he appears in the Ruby-Spears cartoon. Guts Man can be seen in a single panel from the Rockman & Forte manga, helping to repair the large damage that Ground Man caused to the city.

Gallery

Artwork

Misc

Trivia

R8FakeGuts

After defeating the fake Guts Men in the Rockman 8 manga, Mega Man and Guts Man discover that they were controlled by Mets.

  • Guts Man (along with Bomb Man) was one of the only Robot Masters from the first Mega Man game that didn't appear in its Game Boy equivalent.
  • The top bit of Guts Man's head resembles a Met helmet, identifying both as construction robots.
  • Guts Man and Splash Woman have the same interest: karaoke.
  • Guts Man's original pose from Mega Man: Battle & Chase has him flexing one arm, but as it resembles the offensive gesture "Bras d'honneur", it was considered unacceptable in regions outside of Japan and an alternate art of Guts Man with both arms up was done.[1] However, the instruction booklet from the European version used the original art, the alternate version's usage being unknown.
  • In the third volume of the Mega Man Megamix series, in the story "The Greatest Enemy in History", Guts Man can be seen riding his "Wild Arms" car from Battle & Chase, whereas Cut Man is riding Rush Jet.
  • In Mega Man Powered Up, Guts Man can easily defeat any of the other robot masters (including the false Mega Man) by trapping them in blocks. At maximum, Guts Man can have 4 blocks on screen. The player can use just 3 to trap them (although this can be difficult for some), then repeatedly summon a fourth and smash it against the prison-wall. Some of the small chunks will penetrate the wall and damage the boss, making an easy win.
  • An early sketch from the cover art of Rockman's Soccer shows that Guts Man was once planned for the game, but he was scrapped and replaced by Proto Man.
  • Guts Man's advantage over Time Man during the battle against the latter is a reference to breaking alarm clocks given the right amount of stress and/or strength in pop-culture.

References

  1. "This Guts Man was done for the overseas versions after we found out his original pose was not acceptable over there. Up to this point, my process involved line drawings, tracing paper, and my Rotring, so having to redraw this was kind of a pain. (laughs)" -Shinsuke Komaki
    Mega Man Official Complete Works, UDON Entertainment Corps., 2009. pg.88. Retrieved on March 9, 2011.

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