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This page is about the original Ice Man. For his NetNavi counterpart, see IceMan.EXE.
"There's something dangerous up ahead, sir! Oh? Freeze it at all costs, soldier!"
―Ice Man, Mega Man Powered Up
"Um... I didn't quite catch the last part, sir... A good soldier always stays cool in battle!"
―Ice Man, Mega Man Powered Up

Ice Man (アイスマン Aisuman?) is one of the first six (eight in Mega Man Powered Up) Robot Masters from the original Mega Man series. He was built by Dr. Light to perform human-like tasks under extreme climate conditions. This can be done due to the fact he is impervious to chilling sub-zero temperatures. Ice Man is capable of functioning in hot environments, though he is less powerful there. His Special Weapon is Ice Slasher, a sharp ice blade launched from his mouth that can freeze anything with its temperature of 200 degrees below zero. Freeze Man greatly respects him.

Ice Man has been known to love showing off for crowds of people and can be known to be sometimes very self-centered, but he cares deeply for his friends. As his namesake he loves participating in activities revolving around snow, like say snowball fights. Ice Man has been known to have a dislike of heat-related activities, such as sauna baths and ironically enough, the Fire Storm.

Video game appearances

Mega Man

Dr. Wily reprogrammed Ice Man and Dr. Light's other industrial robots to help him conquer the world, and Ice Man appears as a boss and is defeated by Mega Man. He is weak to Elec Man's Thunder Beam.


Ice Man will start the fight by going to the right corner and jumping up. He will then shoot 3 Ice Slashers. One up, one in the middle and one while landed. Jump over them carefully (Mega Man will lose 10 health points if he is hit by one). When he lands, he will immediately jump and do the same pattern again, but this time starting from down to up. He will then slide towards Mega Man. When he starts getting pretty close, and after doing the pattern again, he will slide away from Mega Man. He will repeat this pattern then over and over.

Mega Man Powered Up

A remake of the first game. Ice Man appears to have two personae, referring to himself as a soldier (in the first person) and as a commander (in the third person). He is often scared when others show up, prompting the commander persona to have him attack. Nothing about his mental state is displayed in the manual, however, so it's reasonable to assume he is adopting the commander persona as an imaginary friend rather than a split personality.

Like the original game, Ice Man is a boss that attacks with his Ice Slasher, but his pattern is different. He also has an additional attack were he makes ice stalactites fall. In Normal mode this new attack is used when his life is halved, and in Hard he can use it anytime. Ice Man is weak to Bomb Man's Hyper Bomb, but if Mega Man defeats him using only the Mega Buster, he becomes a playable character.

As a playable character, Ice Man can use his Ice Slasher to briefly turn his enemies into frozen blocks. He can then use these blocks as an extra foothold to get to places that other characters cannot reach. In addition to this, Ice Man does not slip on the ice blocks in his stage.

Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge

Ice Man appears as one of the first four bosses. He acts similar to his appearance in the first Mega Man game, but the number of times he uses Ice Slasher per attack was reduced to four.

Mega Man: The Power Battle

Ice Man is one of the six bosses from the Mega Man 1~2 course. The theme that plays when fighting him is a remix of Freeze Man's stage theme.

Besides his Ice Slasher attack pattern from the first game, Ice Man also attacks by using Ice Slasher several times without jumping or by creating clouds that drop snowflakes that can freeze the player's character. He is weak to Guts Man's Super Arm.

He makes a cameo when fighting Freeze Man, seen on top of the Moby in the background.

Mega Man's Soccer

Ice Man is one of the fastest players from the game, alongside Gemini Man and Dr. Wily, but he has the lowest Tackle and Defense. Ice Man doesn't have his own team, but he is a member of seven teams in Tournament mode and the Mega Man and Cut Man teams in League mode.

Mega Man: Battle & Chase

Ice Man wants to go on a vacation in the South Pole, so he enters the competition to obtain money. His vehicle is Cool Mobile. In his ending, Ice Man makes an ice sculpture of him with Roll, hinting that he has affection for her.

Cool Mobile (クールモービル Kūru Mōbiru?)
Game description
This machine is cool. It can drop ice blocks or freeze the opponent.
Maximum speed
480 km/h (in plain terrains)
PartsGame description
BodyPolar Body
("Southern Cross Body" in Japan)
This generates ice pillars, and can freeze other cars with the "Ice Slasher".
EngineAurora Engine Gives you above average top speed. It also has very powerful brakes.
WingBlizzard Wing Enables you to maneuver in the air. It also enhances suspension ability.
TireNon-Slip Tire You won't slip, even on the frozen ground.

Losing quotes:

  • I'll pay you back double for this insult!
  • I'm not going to go home and cry...yet!

Super Adventure Rockman

Ice Man and the other Robot Masters from the first game assist Mega Man. However, Ice Man is the only of the six Robot Masters to not appear in a scene to save Mega Man when he is defeated by a boss, only appearing briefly in the beginning and ending of the game.

Chokkan! Rockman

Ice Man has a short appearance in his mini-game, Item on Ice (アイテムonアイス?). In the beginning, Ice Man runs from Mega Man, and Mega Man must dodge falling objects while taking items. After completing the mini-game, Ice Man appears again and is destroyed by one of the falling objects.

Rockman ×over

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

Rockman Strategy

Ice Man is featured in the game Rockman Strategy, appearing first in Taurus' stage in Western Asia alongside Frost Man. He subsequently joins Guts Man and Cloud Man in holding Duo hostage, only to be defeated by Mega Man's team.

Cameo appearances


Mega Man & Bass CD data


Rockman Complete Works data


Translation: Robot made for extreme temperatures.  Usually uses Ice Slasher at the height of jumps.

Rockman Battle & Fighters data


Translation (approximate): A robot working in a cold storage warehouse carrying luggage, was originally created as an Antarctica exploration robot. He looks pretty weak but is formidable. Special Weapon is Ice Slasher.

Stage enemies


Concept art of Ice Man's stage.

Main article: Ice Man's Stage

List of enemies in Ice Man's stage:

List of enemies in Ice Man's (Game Boy) stage:

Damage Data Chart

Displays the amount of damage in units that Ice 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
1 2 0 0 4 1 10

Other Media


Ice Man in the Mega Man animated series.

Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)

Ice Man makes his first appearance in Episode 1 of the Mega Man animated series, but he doesn't actually speak.

He reappears in Episode 7, "Ice Age" alongside Air Man in a plot to freeze the entire city. Here, he has a major role and is depicted as being one of the more powerful Robot Masters, defeating Mega Man, Roll and Rush at least three times over the course of the episode.

He is eventually tricked into fighting against Dr. Wily when Dr. Light convinces him that Wily has betrayed him and replaced him with Air Man. This prompts him to plan a revenge attack against the evil doctor, by taking command of a group of powerful "Ice Bots" provided by Dr. Light.

Ice Man was the first Robot Master besides Cut Man and Guts Man to appear in more than one episode. He also called his Ice Slasher "Freeze Ray".

Captain N: The Game Master

Ice Man appears in the Fifth Episode ("Mega Trouble in Megaland") along with the other original five Robot Masters, working as a subordinate to Cuts Man. Unlike some of his fellow Robot Masters, he
does bear a resemblance to his original counterpart, maintaining his usual blue parka and white boots. However, he has a cyan and much more robotic-looking face and cuboid body, and fights against the heroes using a handheld pistol that can fire either a freezing beam or sharp icicles that can be used as projectiles or  makeshift barricades. Interestingly, he resembles the DC Comics Supervillain Captain Cold.

Ice Man is also referenced in passing during the episode "Nightmare on Mother Brain's Street", where Mega Man mentions that his worst nightmare is of being frozen solid by him.

Ice Man, along with the other six Robot Masters appeared in the clip show episode "When Mother Brain Rules".

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Main article: Ice Man/Archie Comics

Mega Man Megamix

Ice Man was originally created by Dr. Light to scout the continent of Antarctica, but having finished his mission there, Ice Man returned and is now working in a large cold storage warehouse. In order to function in harsh environments and extremely cold temperatures, Ice Man's internal circuits are made up of the smallest components available. These small components allow Ice Man to function with the least amount of energy possible, and they are also the reason for his physical form being smaller than usual. The only disadvantage of using these smaller components is their hyperconductivity, and a strong electrical surge like Elec Man's Thunder Beam will easily incapacitate him. Despite his small stature, Ice Man is quite effective in combat.

When Dr. Wily reprogrammed Dr. Light's six robots and tries to conquer the world in The Birth of Mega Man, Mega Man fights against Ice Man inside Wily's mobile fortress, stopping him with Thunder Beam. Ice Man is later repaired by Dr. Light and he helps to stop the fortress. In R Destruction Order, it was decided that the six robots should be destroyed, but Wood Man saves them and convinces Ice Man and Elec Man to join Dr. Wily. Whoever, they actually wanted to find Dr. Wily and knock out Wood Man inside Wily's base. Ice Man freezes Dr. Wily's control panel to stop him from launching more rockets. In the original version of the story from Rockman Remix, he also freezes Reggae.

Ice Man also appears in Mega Man Gigamix, where he participates in the Battle & Chase competition.


Ice Man took over a resort and made several hostages. Mega Man infiltrates the area to save them and Ice Man does a surprise attack by freezing him. However, Mega Man melts the ice and defeats Ice Man with Thunder Beam. He later reappears inside Dr. Wily's hideout, but is quickly defeated with Thunder Beam.

Rockman World

Dr. Wily takes control of Ice Man, Cut Man, Fire Man, Elec Man and other robots to help him conquer the world, and the assistant robot Rock asks Dr. Light to modify him for combat so he can stop them. Rock becomes Mega Man and manages to destroy most of the rampaging robots, angrying Wily, who sends Ice Man and the other three robots to stop him. At first they have numeric advantage over him, but Mega Man hides in a building and they split to find him. Mega Man defeats one at a time, each fight being easier with the Special Weapons he obtained, Ice Man being the last to go down.

Rockman Battle & Chase

Ice Man, alongside Blizzard Man and Chill Penguin, entered the Battle & Chase competition so they could use the prize money to return to Antarctica. Ice Man is hit by Napalm Bomb during the race and is severely injured, Mega Man and Blizzard Man stopping to assist him. Seeing the scene, Shadow Man decides to help them by taking water from his radiator to Ice Man, saving him and becoming their friend.

Other appearances

Ice Man appears in the manga Rockman wo Tsukutta Otokotachi - Rockman Tanjou Densetsu, Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin, and Rock'n Game Boy.




Magazine featuring Ice Man in Mega Man Legends 2.

  • Ice Man is also the name of a Marvel X-Men character.
  • Ice Man was the first ice-themed Robot Master; it wasn't until Mega Man 6 that another ice-type was introduced, Blizzard Man.
  • Ice Man's quote in Mega Man Powered Up "I don't l-like to be shocked, sir!" references the fact that his weakness in the original Mega Man was Thunder Beam.
  • Ice Man is the only Robot Master of the six that are fought in Mega Man to have green eyes.
  • Although Ice Man has green eyes, his Mega Man Powered Up artwork and Rockman ×over sprite depicts him with blue eyes.
  • Ice Man is one of the two ice Robot Masters to have a weapon which is effective on a fire Robot Master (the other being Cold Man).
  • Ice Man could arguably be compared to Popo of the Ice Climbers franchise.
  • While Hyper Bomb is Ice Man's weakness in Mega Man Powered Up and not in the original NES game, it can still do a considerate amount of damage to him in Mega Man.
  • In Mega Man: The Power Battle, Ice Man's theme is a remix of Freeze Man's theme.
  • Ice Man is one of the shortest Robot Masters.
  • In the cartoon show's intro, Mega Man defeats Ice Man with Fire Storm in one hit. Another irony even occurs in the commercial for Rockman on Famicom, where Mega Man also defeats Ice Man with Fire Storm, thus, contradicting his actual weakness in the game.
  • Ice Man is the first robot master to have a mental illness, displaying symptoms that are commonly associated with individuals possessing Dissociative Identity Disorder - however, this trait is only seen in Mega Man Powered Up.
  • Ice Man has green eyes in his Mega Man and Street Fighter X All Capcom artworks.

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