Slash Man (スラッシュマン,Surasshuman?) is a Robot Master created by Dr. Wily to clear forests for the construction of his secret bases. His design was based on Pluto from Mega Man V. Due to this similarity in design, it is likely that Slash Man boast similar movement speed and agility. In Mega Man 7, Slash Man is in charge of an army of dinosaur robots, but his mobility is so high his comrades can't keep up with him.
Slash Man's Slash Claw is a portable version of a wave-like cutting device used to destroy asteroids, released in the form of a pair of razor-sharp claws on his forearms. He can also bind enemies with a red adhesive substance, holding them in place as he prepares to attack, which, when combined with his speed and attacking power, make him deadly close ranged opponent. He is vulnerable to drastic changes in temperature, tending to hibernate in cold winters and dehydrate in hot environments, thus he is vulnerable to the Freeze Cracker and the Scorch Wheel.
Slash Man has a cameo appearance and a custom 8-bit sprite in Mega Man 10 as data of the Weapons Archive. Like Slash Man's weakness to Freeze Cracker, his data is vulnerable to the ice weapon Chill Spike.
Slash Man was originally called "Claw Man" by his designer. [Citation needed]