|Mega Man using Skull Barrier.|
Skull Barrier (スカルバリヤー Sukaru Bariyā?) is Skull Man's special weapon. It creates a skull-shaped energy shield around the user, protecting him from attacks. Unlike the Leaf Shield, Mega Man can walk around while the shield is active. In Mega Man 4, it automatically shuts off when it takes a hit, but it can stand against a maximum of three projectiles in Mega Man III, disappearing if it hits an enemy or the projectile is too strong to hold up against. It is also Dive Man's weakness and Bright Man's semi-weakness, although the latter is much harder to avoid and so close-up weapons are not recommended. Unlike Leaf Shield, the barrier cannot be thrown.
Damage Data Chart
Known damage values in units for Mega Man 4.
- For Tako Trash, Skull Barrier doesn't harm him, but after the player hits him with Drill Bomb, it will do 1 unit of damage to him.
Boss weak against Skull Barrier
- Dive Man: Mega Man 4 and Mega Man III
- The Skull Barrier is the only weapon from the eight bosses that isn't used by Mega Man in the Rockman 4 manga, and one of the two weapons he doesn't use in the Rockman World 3 manga.
|Mega Man series|| Leaf Shield (2) • Skull Barrier (4) • Star Crash (5) • Plant Barrier (6) • Junk Shield (7) |
Jewel Satellite (9) • Water Shield (10) • Soul Satellite (SFxMM)
Force Field (DOS) • Flame Mixer (R&FWS)
|Mega Man X series||Rolling Shield (X) • Guard Shell (X6) • Gaea Shield (X7)|
|Mega Man III|
| Gemini Man • Snake Man • Spark Man • Shadow Man |
Drill Man • Dust Man • Dive Man • Skull Man
|Giant Suzy • Punk • Wily Machine|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
| Gemini Laser • Search Snake • Spark Shock • Shadow Blade|
Drill Bomb • Dust Crusher • Dive Missile • Skull Barrier • Screw Crusher
|Mega Man's Support Items|
|Rush Coil • Rush Jet|
|Damage Data Chart • Enemies • Wily Castle • Wily Station|