MMLC Robot Master List: Shadow Man

Jul 28, 2015 // Minish Capcom

Number: DWN-024

Weapon: Shadow Blade

Weakness: Top Spin

There’s very little data available about this mysterious robot. Dodge all his attacks by jumping.

While Metal Man was a kinda-sorta ninja robot, Shadow Man ditches the ambiguity and goes full-on shinobi. His precision leaps and shuriken-style weapon really seal the deal, making him one of the “cooler” bosses in the classic Mega Man games.

He’s also apparently built from materials not of this Earth, suggesting some other civilization is actually behind his creation. Wily found his frame and repurposed him as yet another fighting robot.

Despite his potential extraterrestrial origins, Shadow Man only gives up his Shadow Blade. It’s similar to the Metal Blade, but far less useful. Hey, that’s probably a good thing… the Metal Blade was too good!

His stage, too, ignores any possible otherworldly connections. Instead it’s a lava-filled sewer! Strange for sure, but it does at least have a dark/light section where you’re in the shadows, so to speak. But perhaps most importantly, the music is top notch!

While Magnet Man was my personal favorite as a kid, I did like Shadow Man’s role in the Megamix comics – give ’em a look!

This wraps up the Mega Man 3 portion of the Legacy Collection master list… GregaMan’s gonna over for Mega Man 4, starting tomorrow.