- "After rain comes, destruction!"
- ―Toad Man, Mega Man: Robot Master Field Guide
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Toad Man (トードマン Tōdoman) is an agricultural Robot Master that was created by Doctor Mikhail Cossack for irrigation of crops during periods of drought. When Dr. Wily forced Dr. Cossack to fight against Mega Man in Mega Man 4, Toad Man was modified for combat. His Special Weapon, the Rain Flush, is an unavoidable attack based on his original rain-making technology, that can summon deadly acid rain to a wide area.
Befitting his original agricultural purpose, Toad Man is surprisingly skilled in the field of natural science, and like the amphibian he is based on, he also has the ability to jump incredibly high. He enjoys practicing long-jumping and triple-jumping in his spare time, but he is known to be somewhat tone-deaf, and quickly gets uncomfortable when in the company of Snake Man.
Video game appearances
Toad Man is one of the eight bosses. His attack pattern is very simple and is easily exploited. Toad Man will hop around the room, trying to land on Mega Man; the player should slide under him to avoid getting hit. He will occasionally stop hopping to attack with his Rain Flush, which consumes the entire area with acid rain. Though the attack deals a huge deal of damage, it can be canceled altogether by shooting Toad Man before the attack is used. If the player keeps shooting Toad Man as he lands from a hop, he will also never use his Rain Flush. For this reason, a lot of fans consider Toad Man to be the easiest robot master in the franchise.
His weakness is the Drill Bomb, which defeats him in seven hits.
Toad Man is one of the first four bosses. His attack pattern is similar to Mega Man 4, but he jumps faster.
Toad Man is a balanced player that doesn't have his own team. In Tournament mode he is a member of the Cut Man, Wood Man, Needle Man, Dust Man, and Dr. Wily teams. In League mode he is part of the Needle Man and Pharaoh Man teams.
Toad Man is one of the bosses fought in the final stages. His strategy is similar to Mega Man 4, but he becomes a lot more difficult here due to being much faster and hopping around more erratically, making it much harder to stop him using the Rain Flush.
Toad Man appears as one of the four bosses in the 25th Anniversary Special World of Rockman ×over, and also in Battle Memory. A special event has as boss an upgraded Toad Man with fire attribute.
- Toad Man has a cameo appearance in Mega Man Powered Up as a decoration in the back of Roll's "Rainy Day Roll" costume. However, he can barely be seen in-game due to his small size.
- Toad Man appears in the CD database from Mega Man & Bass.
- Toad Man appears on the loading screen for Mega Man 7 in Mega Man: Anniversary Collection, despite not appearing in the seventh game.
Enemies in Toad Man's stages from Mega Man 4 and Mega Man IV, a dam-like area with rain and wind that pushes the player back and makes pitfalls more dangerous.
Damage Data Chart
Amount of damage in units that Toad Man receives from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 4.
|Mega Man 4|
|Mega Buster||Flash Stopper||Rain Flush||Drill Bomb||Pharaoh Shot||Ring Boomerang||Dust Crusher||Dive Missile||Skull Barrier||Wire Adaptor|
*For the Mega Buster and Pharaoh Shot, the first digit is when the weapon is fired normally and the second is when it is fully charged.
- "We could use some rain...ACID rain."
- ―Toad Man
Toad Man appeared in the episode Robosaur Park from Ruby-Spears' Mega Man animated series. In the series, he had was aqua green instead of grass green, had a mouth with a long prehensile tongue, making him slightly more similar in appearance to an actual toad. He also has flippers similar to Wave Man, and his shoulder pads were green instead of white. He also liked to make croaking or ribbit sounds like real frogs and toads. Instead of dancing to use Rain Flush, he simply fires a pod into the air to generate a cloud of acid rain, similar to how Mega Man uses it.
Toad Man is a farm worker robot capable of causing rainfall in regions suffering from a drought. His Rain Flush ability is comprised of a two-step process: the environmental preparation, then the actual rainfall. In step one, Toad Man emits a spray of high-pressure liquid. (The liquid in this spray is a special ionized colloidal mixture.) The resulting water vapor rapidly expands and reaches its freezing point in the atmosphere. In the second step, Toad Man sprinkles ice crystals into the forming clouds to force the development of rain. When working on farms, Toad Man mixed fertilizers and pesticides into his rain, but after being modified for combat in preparation for his battle against Mega Man, Toad Man instead created acid rain.
Toad Man first appeared in the story "Grim Reaper of Resurrection", which happens after Mega Man's battle against Dr. Cossack. When Skull Man attacked Dr. Cossack's Citadel, Toad Man is one of the three robots left behind, and he informs Mega Man what happened. He and Dive Man are repaired by Bright Man and they help Mega Man search for Dr. Cossack.
Toad Man also appeared in the Archie Comics Mega Man series, making his debut during the Worlds Collide crossover event with the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. As a result of this, he appears some time previous to the comic's adaptation of Mega Man 4, as part of an army of Robot Masters who battle Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and their allies. He is found fighting against Blaze the Cat.
- Toad Man appears as No. 29 (DWN-029) in the credits of Mega Man 4; this is actually Ring Man's number. Ring Man, in turn, appears with Pharaoh Man's number, and Pharaoh Man appears with Toad Man's number.
- Toad Man's dislike is Snake Man, and Snake Man likes Toad Man. This may have to do with the fact that some snakes can eat toads without fear of poisoning.
- Many players consider Toad Man the easiest boss in Mega Man 4, as well as one of the easiest main bosses in Mega Man history. If the player shoots Toad Man after every hop, he will never attack. In the Game Gear game, however, Toad Man hops considerably faster, making avoiding his jumps and attacking him more difficult.
- Toad Man is one of the few animal-themed Robot Masters, along with Snake Man, Slash Man, Hornet Man, Sheep Man and (from the non-canon PC game) Shark Man.
- The inspiration for his design was the fact that toads are a sign of good rain in some cultures.
- The fact that Toad Man is hard of hearing- if not completely tone-deaf- results from all amphibians having poor hearing, if any at all.
- Toad Man's fire upgrade in Rockman Xover could be a reference to the Fire-Bellied Toad.
- Toad Man's weakness to the Drill Bomb is a reference to a cruel habit and past-time of children to stuff fireworks into small animals and set them off for fun.
|Mega Man IV|
| Bright Man • Toad Man • Pharaoh Man • Ring Man |
Stone Man • Charge Man • Napalm Man • Crystal Man
|"Satellite Cannon" • Ballade • "Bridge" • Hunter • Wily Robo Iron Golem • Wily Capsule|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
| Flash Stopper • Rain Flush • Pharaoh Shot • Ring Boomerang|
Power Stone • Charge Kick • Napalm Bomb • Crystal Eye • Ballade Cracker
|Mega Man's Support Items|
|Rush Coil • Rush Jet • Beat|
|Damage Data Chart • Enemies • Wily Station • Wily Battleship|
|Mega Man (Game Gear)|
|Bright Man • Stone Man • Star Man • Napalm Man • Wave Man • Toad Man • Dr. Wily|
|Mega Man's Weapons|
|Mega Buster • Flash Stopper • Power Stone • Star Crash • Napalm Bomb • Water Wave • Rain Flush|
| 100 Watton • Apache Joe • Asteroid • B Bitter • Baby Metall • Bomb Thrown • Bounder • Changkey Maker • Dachone • Daidine • Dompan|
Gas • Giree • Gyotot • Hirarian 427 • Irucan • Jet Bomb • Lyric • Metall Cannon • Metall Mommy • Minoan • Mizzile • Mousubeil
Power Muscler • Puyoyon • Rackaser • Ratton • Rider Joe • Rock Thrown • Rolling Drill • Scworm • Sniper Armor • Space Metall
Springer • Swallown • Subeil • Sumatran • Taban • Tatepakkan • Teckyun • Tondeall • Toss Machine • Totem Polen
Twin Cannon • Yudon • V
|- Sub-bosses -|
|Escaroo • Octoper OA|
|Extra Life • Life Energy • Weapon Energy • Energy Tank • Mystery Tank|
|Battan • Bottomless Pit • Force Beam • Spikes • Mega Man (Game Gear) Damage Data Chart|