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Rolling Cutter
Mega Man using Rolling Cutter.
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Rolling Cutter (ローリングカッター Rōringu Kattā?) is Cut Man's Special Weapon. It takes the form of a large pair of extremely sharp scissor blades that are thrown like boomerangs, flying in front of the user in a teardrop-shaped pattern, before returning to the person that used it. This weapon is useful against Gabyoalls, as the regular arm cannon has no effect on them, except to stun them momentarily. It causes rapid damage with contact.

Video game appearances

Rolling Cutter uses one weapon energy unit in Mega Man, Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters. With a full weapon energy gauge, it can be used 28 times in Mega Man and Mega Man: The Power Battle, 19 times in Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge, and 16 times in Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters. Also in Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, if the Rolling Cutter returns to the user without hitting something, the weapon energy used for that shot will return.

Mega Man

Mega Man obtains Rolling Cutter after defeating Cut Man. It is Elec Man's weakness.

Mega Man Powered Up

Like the original game, Mega Man obtains Rolling Cutter after defeating Cut Man. In New Style it is Bomb Man's weakness, and it can cut his Hyper Bombs before they explode. It is one of the few weapons which can go through walls, others being the Ice Slasher and Super Arm.

When the player uses Cut Man, Cut Man is able to throw two cutters at a time instead of only one.

When facing Cut Man as a boss in New Style, Cut Man can throw a giant cutter in Normal and Hard difficulties.

Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Rolling Cutter is available from the beginning in the Wily Tower mode. However, it doesn't stand out much when compared with the other weapons available, like Metal Blade and Shadow Blade. Bosses don't take much damage from the Rolling Cutter, and Mega Water. S and Iron Ball are immune to it.

Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge

Rolling Cutter is obtain after Cut Man's defeat. It is the weakness of Elec Man and the first form of the Wily Machine.

Bubble Man, Enker, Flash Man, Heat Man, Quick Man, and Wily Machine (2nd form) are immune to the Rolling Cutter.

Mega Man: The Power Battle

Rolling Cutter is obtained after defeating Cut Man in the "Mega Man 1~2" course. It is Crash Man's weakness.

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters

After defeating Cut Man in the "Rescue Roll!" course, the player must get the Special Weapon Item dropped by him before it disappears to obtain the Rolling Cutter. In multiplayer, only the first player to take the item will obtain the weapon. It is Shade Man's weakness.

Other appearances

As Cut Man's weapon, the Rolling Cutter appears in all games he appears, although he doesn't use it in all appearances, like his cameo in Mega Man 7. It is not obtained by the player in those games.

Damage Data Chart

Damage values in units in the original Mega Man.

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Boss Damage
Cut Man 1
Guts Man 1
Ice Man 2
Bomb Man 2
Fire Man 2
Elec Man 10
Yellow Devil 2
Copy Robot 1
CWU-01P ?
Wily Machine No. 1: 1st Phase 1
Wily Machine No. 1: 2nd Phase 1

Other media

Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)


Mega Man getting Rolling Cutter in the first episode of the cartoon show.


Mega Man getting Rolling Cutter in a later episode.

Mega Man uses the Rolling Cutter in the Mega Man animated series. When obtaining the weapon in the first episode, it has a normal design, but in a later episode it has the shape of Cut Man's head.

What was also noticeable about the cutters when used by Mega Man, was that they seemed to have homing capabilities—this was demonstrated in the first episode, when they chased Cut Man across almost the entire airstrip, only stopping when Cut Man escapes in the Skullker, and even then following him inside.

Besides throwing the cutter in his head, Cut Man is shown using the cutter without removing it from his head, cutting objects in his path while running, and can rotate the cutter when needed. He is also able to turn his arm into an arm cannon to fire cutters.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Mega Man obtains the Rolling Cutter in issue 2 and uses it against Elec Man in issue 3.

Other appearances

The Rolling Cutter appears in the manga Mega Man Megamix, Rockman, Rockman World, and Rock'n Game Boy.


Game Images

Other media


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