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Saturn (サターン Satān?) is one of the second four Stardroids Mega Man must fight in Mega Man V for the Game Boy. Saturn has the ability to control time and space. Like his namesake planet, he has a large ring that he uses to initiate his Black Hole attack, which pulls his foes closer to him. He can also stop time, which he uses to attack his opponents with energy shots. He also attacks by throwing his ring and sliding.

Saturn is somewhat lazy and uses his Black Hole to bring others to him instead of going to them, which gives him a bad reputation. He loves to be among the first to own the newest, coolest things, which frequently leaves him short on spending money. He enjoys hula hoops and is a natural at it, but he isn't very good at video games.

Strategy

Saturn attacks with his Black Hole to suck Mega Man to it to attack him. It can be avoided just by sliding repeatedly to the opposite side. He also jumps and in half-screen, while in mid-air, stops time and shoots small bullets, then finishing the jump by landing to the other side. To avoid the shots, the player has to quickly run to the center of the screen and stay there so when he stops time, every shot misses Mega Man. He also attacks by throwing his ring and sliding, which is avoided by running towards him and jumping when he slides to avoid his kick. He is vulnerable when he is not attacking. Electric Shock is his weakness, and it can cancel his Black Hole attack, but the player should be careful when trying to attack him with it as it is a close-range weapon. Electric Shock can defeat him in a minimum of three shots if the player is lucky enough, as the Electric Shock can hit him twice for four units of damage each, but if not, Saturn will take up to five hits to be defeated.

Data

Mega Man & Bass CD data

CDData-74-Saturn

Stage enemies

Saturn mug

Saturn's Stage Selected Screen in Mega Man V.

Enemies in Saturn's stage:

Damage Data Chart

Amount of damage in units that Saturn will receive from each Special Weapon from Mega Man V.

Mega Man V

Mega Buster/Arm Grab Buster Bubble Bomb Photon Missile Electric Shock Black Hole Deep Digger Break Dash Salt Water Spark Chaser Tango
1:3 0 0 2 4 0 -- 0 0 0 0

Other media

SaturnGigamix

Saturn in Rockman Gigamix, standing over Charge Man's corpse.

In the manga Rockman Gigamix, the Stardroids are powerful space robots that are attacking Earth, destroying several robots in the process, Saturn defeating Centaur Man and Charge Man. Saturn, Mercury and Uranus fight against Mega Man, Cut Man and Elec Man.[1] After having his eye torn out by Terra for his failure to destroy Mega Man, Saturn is later destroyed by Bass.[2]

Saturn also appeared in a robot museum in the manga Rockman & Forte.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Saturn and the other Stardroids are the "children" of Ra Moon, and learn of their creator's demise when Ra Moon contacts them following its defeat at Mega Man's hands.

Trivia

  • Saturn is named after the planet Saturn, which has rings of cosmic dust around it and is named after the Roman god of agriculture. The name of the god's Greek equivalent, Cronus, is sometimes mistaken for Chronos, the personification of time. Also, his weakness to Jupiter's weapon may be a reference to the fact that the god Saturn/Cronus was overthrown by his son, Jupiter/Zeus, though this does not continue back to Saturn/Cronus overthrowing Uranus/Cealus.
  • Saturn's like for the hula hoop is an obvious inside joke about his rings.
  • Strangely, Saturn's rest position (the one he initially enters the fight in) appears to be on all fours despite the fact he is not an animal-based Stardroid.  He also rarely stands during the fight, usually sliding, in the air, or in his rest position with the Black Hole deployed.
  • Saturn is one of four robot masters in the Classic Series, along with Mega Man, Proto Man and Shadow Man, with the ability to slide.
  • Saturn dislikes video games because they are electronic, and so they remind him of his weakness to Electric Shock. It may also have something to do with a potential lack of skill in playing them.

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