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Plant Man

From Mega Man Wiki
Character Info
MM6 - Plant Man Art.png
Artwork from Mega Man 6.
General information
Name(s):Plant Man, Plantman
Group(s):Robot Masters
Appearances:Mega Man 6, Mega Man: The Power Battle
Related Numbers:Serial Number: DWN-045
Game Info
Weapon(s):Plant Barrier
Weakness(es):Blizzard Attack
Stage(s):Forgotten Area
Other Info
Voiced By:Hekiru Shiina (The Power Battle)


Plant Man (or Plantman) is a Robot Master first appearing in Mega Man 6. Like the other Robot Masters from the game, he was built by an unspecified creator for the First Annual Robot Tournament before being stolen and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily in his Mr. X persona.

Plant Man's design is based on a flowering plant, possibly a kind of corpse flower, with large petals surrounding his head and thorny vines curling around his body. His signature weapon is the Plant Barrier, which creates a shield of petals around the user.

In the Games

Mega Man 6

Boss sprite from Mega Man 6.

In Mega Man 6, Plant Man is one of the main eight Robot Masters that must be fought to reach Mr. X's fortress, appearing as the fourth option on the stage select screen. His stage is the Forgotten Area, which resembles a tropical rainforest, and his title given in his boss intro is "Flower Fancier", making him one of only two Robot Masters in Mega Man 6 to not have a title with the format "Master of [blank]".

In battle, Plant Man fights similarly to Star Man from the previous game, creating a bullet-deflecting shield around himself and jumping across the room before throwing his shield forward at Mega Man. Apart from this attack, Plant Man can only cause damage by colliding with Mega Man, which he may try to do deliberately by running into him.

Plant Man is weak to the Blizzard Attack, which deals 4 damage to him, and he also takes 2 points of damage from Flame Blast, making him the only Robot Master in the game with a secondary weakness. Defeating him grants Mega Man the Plant Barrier, which he can use to create a shield, though unlike Plant Man, he cannot throw it. He also receives the Rush Jet Adaptor, allowing him to become Jet Mega Man.

Mega Man: The Power Battle

Plant Man appears as one of the bosses fought in the arcade game Mega Man: The Power Battle, where he is voiced by Hekiru Shiina[1].

Battle Network era

Plant Man has a Net Navi equivalent in PlantMan.EXE, whose design is more heavily based on the character's thorny vine theme, to the point of also being known as VineMan.EXE. He first appears in Mega Man Battle Network 3 and his Operator is Anetta.

Other appearances

Plant Man makes a cameo appearance in Mega Man 7, appearing in a glass case in the background of the Robot Museum stage. Oddly, he can be seen in the background twice (on the left side and the right), which may indicate that multiple copies of exist of him; however, as the glass cases are largely obscured by the foreground graphics, they may simply be repeated for simplicity.

Official Data

Mega Man 6

Like the other Robot Masters in Mega Man 6, various data about Plant Man is shown on the screen after selecting his stage. Although no units are provided for any of the numbers, the numerical range used for the robots' height and weight suggests that they are given in centimeters and kilograms, respectively.

HEIGHT 143 WEIGHT 111
ATTACK 42 DEFENSE 103
MOBILE 98 SOLAR ENERGY
FORGOTTEN AREA
MM6 - Plant Man.png
PLANTMAN
FLOWER FANCIER

Mega Man Legacy Collection Database

Plant Man appears under "Mega Man 6" in the Database in Mega Man Legacy Collection and is the third Robot Master listed for the game. Like other Robot Masters, he can be fought by pressing A.

MM6 - Plant Man Art.png Plant Man
Once a mascot for a botanical garden. He doesn't have many ways of attacking, so he should be easy to beat.
HP 28 AT 04 MMLC - Icon Weakness.png MMLC - Icon Blizzard Attack.png

Related Robot Masters

Plant Man is one of several Robot Masters that use a spinning shield as their signature move. Others include:

Trivia

  • Although Plant Man has not appeared in any Mega Man TV series, he and the other Robot Masters from Mega Man 6 briefly appear in animated form in that game's Japanese commercial.[2]
  • The Mega Man 6 Robot Masters are implied to come from different countries all over the world, though their exact origins are not specified. Plant Man's theming suggests that he originates from a region with rainforests, such as Southeast Asia or South America. However, his Database entry in Mega Man Legacy Collection implies his plant theme stems from being a mascot for a botanical garden prior to being entered into the tournament, which could be located anywhere.
  • The Mega Man X5 Maverick Spike Rosered bears some resemblance to Plant Man, both being humanoid plant-robots entangled in thorny vines.
  • Plant Man's weapon, the Plant Barrier, appears as a customisation option for Mega Man's Leaf Shield special in Super Smash Bros. 4, even though Plant Man himself does not appear in any form in any of the Smash Bros. games.

References