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Jewel Man (ジュエルマン Jueru Man?) is one of the Robot Masters from Mega Man 9 whose period of use had expired and was scheduled to be scrapped. Jewel Man was designed to work in a diamond mine where he was in charge of cutting and polishing rocks with dexterity. He likes to receive attention and collect shiny things.

His weapon, Jewel Satellite, has jewels surround Mega Man like a shield. This is similar to shield weapons like Wood Man's Leaf Shield, Skull Man's Skull Barrier, Star Man's Star Crash, Plant Man's Plant Barrier, Junk Man's Junk Shield, and Pump Man's Water Shield.

Strategy

His pattern is running left and right with his Jewel Satellite surrounding him; he only jumps when Mega Man jumps, and throws individual jewels at Mega Man whenever he hits one of them or after a long time passes. With good aim, it's actually possible to slip in a shot through his shield; ironic since no projectiles can pass through the Jewel Satellite when used by Mega Man.

His weakness is Galaxy Man's Black Hole Bomb. In addition to doing five units of damage to him, it will also suck in the jewels of his Jewel Satellite, preventing him from firing at Mega Man until he creates more jewels.

Stage enemies


Damage Data Chart

Displays the amount of damage in units that Jewel Man will receive from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 9.

Mega Man 9
Mega Buster Proto Buster Concrete Shot Tornado Blow Laser Trident Plug Ball Jewel Satellite Hornet Chaser Magma Bazooka Black Hole Bomb
1 1:3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1:1 5
*For Proto Buster and Magma Bazooka, the first digit is the damage done when the weapon is fired normally; the second digit is damage done when the weapon is charged up.

Appearance in other media

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Jewel Man, or rather, a time-cloned version of him also appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 250 and Mega Man #27 of the Worlds Collide arc. The latter also ended up encountering a (humorous) confrontation with Rouge the Bat, the latter of whom was infatuated with his jewel-based body and attempted to pull off the large jewel on top of his head.

Manga

Jewel Man appears in the short Mega Man Megamix manga story "For Whose Sake?" included in the booklet of Rockman 9 Arrange Soundtrack and in Rockman Maniax.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In the end credits of Mega Man 9, Jewel Man impresses Roll by giving her a huge gem.
  • During production, Jewel Man's original name was Diamond Man (ダイアモンドマン?) and his weapon was called Diamond Satellite. Earlier artworks show him with different color schemes including blue, orange and green. Interestingly, the name Diamond Man had earlier been used as one of the boss submissions for Mega Man 6.
  • In concept art, the phrase okama (オカマ) is used to describe Jewel Man (then Diamond Man) due to his effeminate appearance.
  • He and Top Man share a similar design.


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