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Mega Man using Metal Blade.
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"Wow! I wish I'd copied Metal Man's power first! That would've made all this a lot easier!"
―Mega Man, Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Metal Blade (メタルブレード Metaru Burēdo?), written as Metal-Blade in some games, is Metal Man's Special Weapon, taking the form of a devastating razor-edged circular saw blade made of Ceratanium[1] that can be rapidly thrown in eight directions.

Appearances

Mega Man 2 and Mega Man II

The Metal Blade is generally considered to be the strongest weapon from Mega Man 2, as Bubble Man, Flash Man, and even Metal Man himself are weak to this weapon. It is also Wood Man and Magnet Man's weakness in Mega Man II. Air Man, Crash Man, and Quick Man are immune to the Metal Blade. It uses barely any energy, consuming 1 energy for every seven Metal Blades (a total of, without recharge, 112 blades in Mega Man 2 and 76 in Mega Man II).

Mega Man 3

The Doc Robot from Mega Man 3 also used this weapon along with the weapons from the other Robot Masters in Mega Man 2, but the player can't take it from Doc Robot after defeating him in Spark Man's stage. The only difference with the original is that Doc Robot's Metal Blades are orange, but the color is the same for Metal Man's blades in Mega Man: The Wily Wars.

Super Adventure Rockman

The Metal Blade is the first weapon obtained by Mega Man, as Metal Man is the game's first boss. It is Bubble Man's and Flash Man's weakness.

Other appearances

The Metal Blade is one of the weapons used by Mega Man in the upcoming fighting games Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Mega Man can throw it in eight directions, and it can be picked up and thrown like an item.

The Metal Blade was set to appear in the cancelled game Mega Man Universe. Metal Man was also to appear in the game, possibly meaning the player would have had to defeat him again in order to obtain the Metal Blade.

Damage Data Chart

Damage values in units in Mega Man 2.

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Boss Damage
Normal Difficult
Metal Man 28 14
Air Man 0 0
Bubble Man 8 4
Quick Man 0 0
Crash Man 0 0
Flash Man 8 4
Heat Man 2 1
Wood Man 4 2
Mecha Dragon 0 0
Picopico-kun 1 1
Guts Tank 0 0
Boobeam Trap 0 0
Wily Machine 2
1st Phase
2 1
Wily Machine 2
2nd Phase
2 1
Alien + +
*Any data with a "+" represents the weapon actually restoring the boss's health.

List of Bosses Immune To Metal Blade

Other media

Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)

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Mega Man getting the Metal Blade in the cartoon show.

In the episode Future Shock, Mega Man takes the Metal Blade from Metal Man and uses it to cut the floor below Guts Man, creating a circular hole for him to fall into.

Captain N: The Game Master

While Mega Man is not shown using it, the Metal Blade is used by Metal Man in the episode The Big Game and by Doc Robot in A Tale of Two Dogs.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

In issue 11, Mega Man copies the Metal Blade while facing Metal Man and uses it to take him out (a nod to his weakness). He also uses it to finish off Wily Machine 2 in issue 12, remarking on how he wished he'd copied that power first, also abandoning his initial plan to use every single special weapons he had acquired from Wily's new Robot Masters on the machine upon realizing how effective the Metal Blades were against the machine.

Metal Man, after his revival, utilized the Metal Blade again during his confrontation with Light's Robots in issue 30. Mega Man eventually copied the Metal Blade again and used it to dispatch Metal Man himself as well as the Robot Masters Bubble Man and Flash Man.

Rockman: Dr. Wily no Inbou

After Metal Man's defeat, Mega Man obtains his first special weapon, the Metal Blade. He uses it in several occasions, with varying usefulness. Mega Man used it for the first time when surrounded by enemies in Wood Man's area, throwing blades in several directions to destroy them and escape. It is used to destroy Wood Man, Bubble Man, and Flash Man, and later Metal Man, Bubble Man, and Flash Man again in Wily's hideout. Mega Man also tries to use it against other bosses, with Crash Man and Quick Man easily dodging the blades and the Mecha Dragon deflecting it.

Other appearances

The Metal Blade is also used by Mega Man in the Mega Man 2 novel, the Rockman World 2 manga, and Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin.

Gallery

Screenshots

Other media

Trivia

  • Metal Blade with a hyphen is used as the English name in Mega Man 2 and Mega Man: The Wily Wars, while without hyphen is in Mega Man II and Mega Man: Anniversary Collection.
  • Ironically, this weapon does more damage to Metal Man himself than any other Robot Master in the game. During the second Robot Master battles in Wily Castle, Metal Man can be defeated with only two blades (or one on Normal Mode).
  • There is a glitch in Mega Man 2 that permits Metal Blade to be used infinitely. As each unit from the weapon gauge is equal to four blades, if the player throws three blades, change to other weapon and change back to the Metal Blade, the unit will "refill" to four blades.
  • The Metal Blade could also be frozen stationary if the player presses UP, DOWN, and the FIRE button at the same time, but, as long as the player is on the same screen as the frozen blade, they can only shoot either two, one, or none. For example, if the player freezes one Metal Blade, they can only shoot two Metal Blades instead of three; if the player freezes two, they can only shoot one instead of two; and if the player freezes three of the blades, they cannot shoot any Metal Blades at all.

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References


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