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Sniper Armor (スナイパーアーマー Sunaipā Āmā) is a Sniper Joe pilotting a lilac jumping machine equipped with a machine gun. The armor was originally created by Dr. Light. When encountered it shoots the gun or tries to crush Mega Man. Destroying the armor will cause the "Returning Sniper Joe" pilotting it to attack on foot.


In Mega Man 2, Sniper Armors appear in Flash Man's stage, one is in Heat Man's stage, two are in Quick Man's stage, and are both with and without the walking armor in the final stages.

In Mega Man: The Wily Wars, they appear in the second Wily Tower stage.

A single Sniper Armor appears in the Wily Stage (a replica of Quick Man's stage) in Mega Man on the Game Gear.

In Mega Man 11, a new type of Sniper Armor appears, which is again piloted by a Sniper Joe.

Hits Data Chart

Amount of shots/hits from Special Weapons it takes to destroy a Sniper Armor.

Mega Man 2
Mode Mega Buster Metal Blade Air Shooter Bubble Lead Quick Boomerang Crash Bomber Time Stopper Atomic Fire Leaf Shield
Normal 10 0 2 0 3 3 Y 10:4:1 2
Difficult 20 0 3 0 5 5 Y 20:7:1 3




Rockman Character Collection cover

  • As the walking machine was created by Dr. Light, it's believed by fans that it was planned to be an "Item-4", which is sustained by the artwork from the Rockman Character Collection cover, where Mega Man is using the armor, with a "4" in front of it. However, the presence of Dr. Wily's mark on it indicates that Mega Man may have took it from a Sniper Joe.