MMLC Robot Master List: Pharaoh Man

Aug 03, 2015 // GregaMan

Number: DWN-028

Weapon:  Pharaoh Shot

Weakness:  Flash Stopper

A high-performance robot made to explore pyramids. It’s hard to stand your ground against him in a head-to-head fight, so definitely use the weapon that plays on his weakness.

Having now stated on record multiple times that Mega Man 4 is my favorite game in the classic series, I think it’s safe to go ahead and reveal that, in this game’s own time, eight-year-old Greg thought Pharaoh Man was jumping the shark. “What was his original function?” I scoffed. “To rule over mankind?” I can understand how Dr. Cossack might have thought a robot with explosive drills for hands or a giant toadbot with the ability to summon rain might have served some benefit for  humanity, but what could he possibly have had in mind when developing a robot pharaoh?

Of course we all know now that Pharaoh Man was designed for exploring pyramids and other ruins, suggesting his resemblance to Tutankhamun was merely to establish an aesthetic motif. On top of this, Pharaoh Man turned out to be one of the coolest and most visually striking Robot Masters of all time. So I guess what I’m saying is, eight-year-old Greg can crammit.

Pharaoh Man also bestows Mega Man with one of the finest special weapons of all time—the chargeable Pharaoh Shot. This gives Mega Man the ability to summon a fireball in his bare hand, which can be fired in six directions, making it highly versatile. But first you have to wrest it from Pharaoh Man’s cold, dead mitts—a feat easier said than done . I recommend using the Flash Stopper to keep him in place.