Ice Wave (アイスウェーブ,Aisu Wēbu?) is Frost Man's Special Weapon from Mega Man 8. When equipped, Mega Man fires an icicle, which upon hitting the ground, will send a flow of ice along the floor until it hits a wall. It can freeze enemies (and some take damage by it), and it can even freeze the lava fountains in Sword Man's stage.
Ice Wave is Tengu Man's weakness. As well as inflicting a considerable amount of damage against him while active and negating any Tornado Holds he creates, Ice Wave also has an added affect of freezing Tengu Man in place the moment his feet touches the ground, allowing Mega Man to fire extra shots at him.
For Bliking, it is the only boss in Mega Man 8 to take a different amount of damage from each strike from the Ice Wave (2 units of damage, the first strike; 1 the second time; 2, 1, 2, etc.), hence the data value in its field above is listed in fraction form.
Cut Man and Wood Man are available only in the Sega Saturn version of Mega Man 8.
In the Rockman 8 manga, Mega Man used Ice Wave to defeat Aqua Man by freezing the water in his body. He also used it against Sword Man to create an ice sword and to freeze him.
Mega Man using Ice Wave. The little icicle that Mega Man has fired is the source of the Ice Wave that travels along the ground.
Mega Man using Ice Wave.
Mega Man using Ice Wave in mid-air.
Mega Man firing Ice Wave, showing its ability to climb surfaces.
Mega Man using Ice Wave against Tengu Man in Wily Tower. If Tengu Man is hit with Ice Wave while standing on the ground, he will be frozen in place for Mega Man to blast away at him.