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Yamato Man (ヤマトマン Yamatoman?) is a combat Robot Master from the Mega Man series modeled after a samurai warrior. Although his armor appears to be heavy, it was made thin and as light as possible to improve his mobility, but at the cost of reducing his defense. Yamato Man's Special Weapon is the Yamato Spear, which he uses to throw armor-piercing spear heads at enemies. However, he has a short supply of ammo, and has to manually pick them up after use so he can throw them again. As a backup means of attack, Yamato Man is a skilled martial artist, and always carries a spear with him for both defensive and close combat purposes.
Although somewhat shy, he has the Japanese spirit, and has great respect for Knight Man due to his valor and honor. He enjoys collecting Japanese swords in his spare time, but dislikes speaking English.
Video game appearances
In the First Annual Robot Tournament, Yamato Man was stolen and reprogrammed by Mr. X to help him conquer the world. His weakness is the Silver Tomahawk, due to its ability to effectively hit him in the air and cleave through his lightweight armour.
If not for his short stock of spear heads, Yamato Man would be a much more difficult enemy to defeat. He uses two different attacks: one on which he spins his spear and throws its main tip, then runs to retrieve it. The player has to jump over the spear head, then again when Yamato Man approximates to avoid being tackled by him. His other attack consists of jumping very high while spinning his spear and shooting a barrage of heads that spread out. This has to be avoided by moving through an opening between the spear heads. Caution must be taken when sliding to avoid them, especially if the player is trying to dodge the center head - the first or third one will land directly on them when they complete the slide. If he does the same attack twice, he will perform the other attack.
Yamato Man is vulnerable at every moment of the fight. His weakness is Silver Tomahawk, and can hit him when he is jumping if aimed properly, but one must get close in order to hit him when he is on the ground as the weapon has an upward arc. He is defeated by seven hits of this weapon. He is also weak to the Rush Power Adaptor, although proper timing is required to use the Adaptor properly. The player must be careful to avoid any of Yamato Man's attacks (made all the more difficult by the fact they cannot slide with the Adaptor and its bounding box is larger than that of the regular Mega Man) as any hit will cancel the charged shot and the Adaptor's fully-charged shot has a very short range.
Yamato Man appears twice in this game, the first time being aboard Scorpio's airship with Cloud Man. His second appearance is in a chemical plant, where he joins Dive Man and Astro Man in battling Mega Man's party.
Mega Man 6 Stats
Energy: Solar Power
Height: 161 cm (5.3 feet)
Weight: 149 kg (328 lbs.)
Translation: His lightweight armor enhances his mobility. He uses a spear to attack, but what's with the nonsense of going to retrieve it?
Mega Man Legacy Collection text: His light armor makes him especially mobile. He uses a spear to attack, but it's pretty dumb how he has to go retrieve it.
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Damage Data Chart
Displays the amount of damage in units that Yamato Man will receive from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 6.
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|Mega Buster||Blizzard Attack||Centaur Flash||Flame Blast||Knight Crush||Plant Barrier||Silver Tomahawk||Wind Storm||Yamato Spear||Rush Power Adapter||Beat|
- * For Mega Buster, the first number is when the weapon is fired normally; the second is when it is fully charged.
- * For Rush Power Adapter, the first number is with uncharged shots; the second number is damage inflicted from fully-charged shots. The half-charged shot does the same damage as the uncharged shot.
In the manga series, Yamato Man is a Japanese robot that entered in the first World Robot Championship in the story "The Strongest Enemy to Date", where he informs Cut Man and Guts Man that Copy Mega Man is on a rampage after they find him in horrible shape after his battle with Copy Mega Man. He is later repaired by Dr. Cossack.
Yamato Man appears again alongside other Robot Masters in Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 250 during the Worlds Collide story arc. He and Knight Man gang up on Mega Man and Proto Man, but are stunned by an attack by Sonic the Hedgehog.
- The word Yamato (大和) means "great sum", "great harmony", or "great peace" and is the name used for ancient Japan and the peoples of Japan as a whole.
- The Yamato is also one of the oldest hereditary monarchy still in existence.
- It is also the ancient name corresponding to the modern-day Nara prefecture.
- Yamato Man's quote from his CD data, "Nippon Banzai!", means "Long live Japan!". Nippon (日本) means Japan and banzai (ばんざい) is an exclamation that literally means "ten thousand years" and is typically translated as "long live" in English.
- Yamato Man's appreciation of katanas (referenced as "Japanese sword" in his CD Data) is a reference to the fact that samurai usually fought with katanas instead of spears. However, due to the unpopularity of melee weapons (i.e. Top Spin and Charge Kick) among players, it was decided from the beginning that Yamato Man would not use a katana.
- Yamato Man's head is based off the kabuto-style samurai helmets that often sport ornate crests (which were unique signatures to distinguish certain individuals/families/clans from each other).
- Yamato Man is purple in most of his artwork, while in his Mega Man 6 mugshot, he is blue, with most of his yellow highlights white. The only highlight that remains its original color is the crest on his kabuto. In addition, the green button on his chest is yellow on his in-game sprite.
- Yamato Man is the only boss in the game to have two weaknesses, the Silver Tomahawk and Rush Power Adaptor (he is semi-weak to the uncharged shot and the charged shot does as much damage as his weakness).
- In the first episode of Mega Man: Upon a Star, the giant samurai robot, Samurai Man, bears a striking resemblance to Yamato Man.
- Yamato Man is heavily implied to be of Japanese origin.