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Pharaoh Man

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Robot Master Info
MM4 - Pharaoh Man Art.png
Artwork from Mega Man 4.
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Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Pharaoh Man, Pharaohman
Group(s):Robot Masters
Appearances:Mega Man 4, Mega Man IV
Related Numbers:Serial Number: DWN-028
Mega Man & Bass CD: 028
Built by:Dr. Cossack
Designer:Takayuki Ebara
Game Info
Weapon(s):Pharaoh Shot
Weakness(es):Flash Stopper
Stage(s):Pharaoh Man's stage (Mega Man 4), Pharaoh Man's stage (Mega Man IV)
1994 animated series info
Voiced By:Terry Klassen
Episode(s):Electric Nightmare

Pharaoh Man (or Pharaohman) is a Robot Master first appearing in Mega Man 4 and is one of the eight Robot Masters originally built by Dr. Cossack.

As his name indicates, Pharaoh Man is based on an Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, wearing a nemes headdress and a mouth covering resembling a mummy's bandages. His weapon, the Pharaoh Shot, allows him to throw balls of energy and also charge up a stronger attack, though the resulting shockwave appears very different from Mega Man using the weapon.

In the Games

Mega Man 4

Boss sprite from Mega Man 4.

In Mega Man 4, Pharaoh 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 in a desert and pyramid, leading into his tomb chamber.

In battle, Pharaoh Man has several attacks; he can leap across the room and throw a ball at Mega Man, make two consecutive hops and throw a ball on each, or charge up for a stronger and larger shockwave, which travels forward in a straight line. Notably, he is the only boss in Mega Man 4 who is not fought on flat ground, as his boss room contains pyramid steps in the middle; however, this feature is absent when he is refought in Dr. Wily stage 3, changing the dynamics of the fight.

Pharaoh Man's weakness is the Flash Stopper from Bright Man, which deals no damage to him, but freezes him as though he were a minor enemy, allowing Mega Man to whittle him down with buster shots while he is defenceless. Defeating him grants Mega Man the Pharaoh Shot.

Battle Network era

Pharaoh Man has a Net Navi equivalent in PharaohMan.EXE, who resembles a floating sarcophagus more than a living pharaoh or mummy. He first appears as a hidden boss in Mega Man Battle Network and has no operator.

Other Media

1994 animated series

In the 1994 animated series, Pharaoh Man appears in the second episode, Electric Nightmare. His design is similar to the games, apart from his chestpiece being green instead of golden.

Throughout the episode, he accompanies Dr. Wily as the latter puts his plan to control the city's electronic devices into action, but he does not have a major role until the end, when Wily calls upon him as his trump card to avoid being captured by Mega Man at the governor's office. Pharaoh Man blasts Mega Man through a window and continues to fight him by a fountain outside, where Mega Man grabs his weapon arm to take his power. Undeterred, Pharaoh Man punches him in the face, but is blasted into the sky by the Pharaoh Shot.

His only quote is "So you command, so it shall be done", acknowledging Dr. Wily's orders.

Official Data

Mega Man & Bass CD

In Mega Man & Bass, Pharaoh Man's CD is located in Ground Man's stage, which features sandy ruins similar to his own. It is found inside a Treasure Chest, which requires Mega Man or Bass to climb down into a hidden room and sink through quicksand to get to it.

028 Pharaoh Man
MM&B - CD - Pharaoh Man.png An investigator robot for pyramids. He has thousands of henchmen robots. GOOD POINT:
Charismatic leader
Too nice to women
"I'm the king of the world!" DISLIKE:

Mega Man Legacy Collection Database

Pharaoh Man appears under "Mega Man 4" in the Database in Mega Man Legacy Collection and is the fourth Robot Master listed for the game. Like other Robot Masters, he can be fought by pressing a designated button while viewing his data.

MM4 - Pharaoh Man Art.png Pharaoh Man
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.
HP 28 AT 08 MMLC - Icon Weakness.png MMLC - Icon Flash Stopper.png