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Artwork from Mega Man 4.
|Name(s):||Bright Man, Brightman|
|Appearances:||Mega Man 4, Mega Man IV, Mega Man (Game Gear)|
|Related Numbers:||Serial Number: DWN-025|
Mega Man & Bass CD: 025
|Built by:||Dr. Cossack|
|Stage(s):||Bright Man's stage (Mega Man 4), Bright Man's stage (Mega Man IV), Bright Man's stage (Game Gear)|
|1994 animated series info|
|Voiced By:||Garry Chalk|
|Episode(s):||Electric Nightmare, Robo-Spider, Curse of the Lion Men, Bro Bots|
Bright Man is a fat, orange robot with a large lightbulb on top of his head. His weapon, the Flash Stopper, allows him to create a bright flash of light that stops time for his enemies, then attack them with shots from his buster.
In the Games
Mega Man 4
In Mega Man 4, Bright Man is one of the main eight Robot Master bosses and appears as the last choice (in reading order) on the stage select screen. His stage is set inside a power plant, with gimmick enemies that can turn the lights off or back on when shot.
Bright Man spends most of his battle not using his time-stopping power, but rather jumping around and firing generic shots, which he can aim slightly upwards or downwards. If he does opt to use it, Mega Man will become frozen in place, where he remains until he takes damage from one of Bright Man's projectiles or his body. This makes the attack unavoidable, but as Bright Man can only decide to use it at specific amounts of remaining health - 16, 8, or 4 - he can be prevented from using it entirely by carefully playing around these numbers.
Battle Network era
Bright Man has a NetNavi equivalent in BrightMan.EXE, who reinterprets his theme with glowing eyes and cables rather than a lightbulb. He appears as a boss in Mega Man Network Transmission and his operator is unknown.
Mega Man & Bass CD
Mega Man Legacy Collection Database
Bright Man appears under "Mega Man 4" in the Database in Mega Man Legacy Collection and is the first Robot Master listed for the game. Like other Robot Masters, he can be fought by pressing a designated button while viewing his data.
|Emits light at ten million watts. Those who see the light become unable to move. As long as you avoid that, he's not that hard to defeat.|
|HP 28||AT 08|
Related Robot Masters
Bright Man's ability to stop or manipulate time is shared by a few other Robot Masters:
- Flash Man (Mega Man 2)
- Centaur Man (Mega Man 6)
- Saturn (Mega Man V)
- Clock Men (Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chōsensha)
- Time Man (Mega Man Powered Up)
Bright Man's electric affinity is shared by several Robot Masters:
- Elec Man (Mega Man)
- Spark Man (Mega Man 3)
- Cloud Man (Mega Man 7)
- Clown Man (Mega Man 8) - Minor theme
- Dynamo Man (Mega Man & Bass)
- Plug Man (Mega Man 9)
- Sheep Man (Mega Man 10)
- Fuse Man (Mega Man 11)
- Bright Man being "long on ideas" according to his Mega Man & Bass CD is a reference to a quote by Thomas Edison, often credited with the invention of the lightbulb: "I am long on ideas, but short on time."