MMLC Robot Master List: Elec Man

Jul 06, 2015 // Minish Capcom

Number: DLN-008

Weapon: Elec Beam

Weakness: Rolling Cutter

A robot who controls electricity. He’s a strong enemy with speed and power to match. Take him down quickly with a weapon that plays on his weakness.

Probably my favorite of the MM1 bosses, Elec Man always felt a bit like a legit super villain. That mask and color scheme reminded me of Marvel’s Electro, and his powers were the easiest to immediately equate with comic books. Super strength could be any of a billion characters. Bombs & blades too. But hurling electric beams felt right out of a Spidey comic.

This strong design is backed by Elec Man’s abilities – he’s considered among the strongest overall MM1 Robot Masters (according to Dr. Light, that is!). His original purpose was to monitor the power of nuclear power plants, which is not something you hand over to just any industrial robot.

But, like the rest of the MM1 Light Numbers, Elec Man must be taken down. Doing so nets you the Elec Beam, an attack that, as a kid, I felt was surging with energy. Its three-way attack, combined with the bizarre sound effect and flickering presentation made it stand out from the rest.

Elec Man’s pulpy design moved me so much that I made a PixelBlock of him several years ago. He’s been chilling on my desk ever since!

That wraps up Mega Man 1! Tomorrow Metal Man kicks off our look at Mega Man 2, which as you know is part of the Legacy Collection due out this summer on PS4, Xbox One and PC, with a Nintendo 3DS version coming later this winter.