Tengu Man (テングマン,Tenguman?) is a Robot Master from Mega Man 8. He is equipped with a razor-winged jet engine on his back that grants him high-speed flight, a retractable triple-bladed weapon on his arm, and the ability to summon cutting blades of air and whirlwinds to trap and blow his opponents to their doom. He fights with the boldness of a teenager, and speaks like one too, having noticeably brash and overconfident mannerisms. Tengu Man was created by Doctor Albert W. Wily, modeled after the Tengu, a Japanese yōkai, and was stationed within a high mountain range in Japan to occupy Mega Man.
In Mega Man & Bass, it is revealed that he survived the events of Mega Man 8, enlisting as a high-ranking member of King's Army to exact revenge on Mega Man for disgracing him in their previous battle. His stage is one of the two stages unlocked by defeating Ground Man, and is one of the few robot masters to grant two different weapons on separate occasions.
In Mega Man & Bass, Tengu Man still uses the Tornado Hold in battle, but instead of sending the player skyward for Tengu Man to slash down, the weapon catches the player and tries to dump him off the edge of the platform to his death.
Tengu Man is the second Robot Master based on a mythological creature (the first was Centaur Man).
Tengu Man's attack, the kamaitachi, is a ball made of sharp wind. The Kamaitachi is a Japanese yokai from folklore that told of a wind weasel capable of creating sharp wind strong enough to cut.
Tengu Man has different stage themes in the Saturn and PlayStation versions of Mega Man 8. With his theme from Mega Man & Bass, he's the only classic-series Robot Master to have three official stage themes.
Tengu Man is the only Robot Master in Mega Man 8 (besides Cut Man in the Sega Saturn version) who takes 2 units of damage from a Mega Buster shot and 4 units from a fully-charged Mega Buster shot. This makes him one of the weakest bosses in Mega Man 8 to the Mega Buster.
In his Mega Man 8 artwork, CD database, and sprite, Tengu Man's "cutter" is blue, but in his Mega Man & Bass artwork, it is green.
In Mega Man and Bass, if the player hits Tengu Man with Spread Drill while he is inside the wall during his diving attack he will fall inside the wall and get stuck, thus unable to fight back.
Tengu Man was one of the only two Robot Masters to receive a toy in the form of a model kit from Bandai's Mega Armor model kit series, the other being Sword Man. Tengu Man's model features a removable shurken. Curiously, promotional pictures of the model depict his wings, feet and shuriken being modeled in blue plastic, which the actual model has these pieces modeled in white plastic.