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Proto Man

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Proto Man

Official artwork of Proto Man from Mega Man 10.

Universe Mega Man
Debut Mega Man 3 (1990)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Rockman X DiVE (2020, via update)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Robot
Gender Male
Created by Keiji Inafune
Article on Wikipedia Proto Man

Proto Man (ブルース, Blues) is a character from the Mega Man universe.


Proto Man is a prototype robot built by Dr. Light, and thus serves as an "older brother" to Mega Man and Roll. After he was completed, Dr. Light discovered a power defect, which would end up depleting Proto Man's power supply. He tried to fix Proto Man, but Proto Man was programmed with independence, which he thought Dr. Light was going to remove, so he fled, and Dr. Light, having learned from the defect, perfected the power supply and created Mega Man and Roll before creating the Robot Masters. Proto Man was discovered by Dr. Wily, who fixed his energy core. He has similar abilities to Mega Man, such as an arm cannon and the Variable Weapons System, but also carries a shield and has a distinctive whistle tune to announce his presence. Proto Man was initially allied with Dr. Wily and would help him in his schemes, but later games depict him as an aloof ally to Mega Man. Dr. Wily attempts to frame Proto Man as the villain in Mega Man 5, but the impostor Dark Man is ultimately revealed by the real Proto Man. Proto Man is also playable in several games, such as Mega Man Powered Up, Mega Man 9, and Mega Man 10.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Proto Man appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 with three roles.

As a trophy[edit]

Proto Man's trophy is exclusive to the Wii U version.

Trophy of Proto Man in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
A prototype robot developed by Dr. Light. After his completion, a critical problem was found in his energy core. He fled Dr. Light's care to die alone, but was then recovered by Dr. Wily and converted into a fighting machine. Since then, he's been both friend and foe to Mega Man and always something of a lone wolf.
NES: Mega Man 3 (11/1990)
SNES: Mega Man 7 (09/1995)

In Smash Tour[edit]

In Smash Tour, Proto Man is a green item. A player using Proto Man will cause any items that target them to be reflected back to the attacking item's user. This resembles how his signature shield blocks projectiles in his own series.

As a costume[edit]

A Mii Gunner dressed as Proto Man.

Proto Man is the basis for a paid downloadable content Mii Costume for Mii Gunners. Nintendo also released a QR code for those who wish to have the exact Mii used in the costume's advertising.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a costume[edit]

A Mii Gunner dressed as Proto Man.

Proto Man appears as a downloadable content Mii Costume for Mii Gunners, released with the third wave of Mii Fighters.

Assist role[edit]

Proto Man, behind classic Mega Man.

Proto Man appears alongside Mega Man during Mega Legends. Along with Bass and five incarnations of Mega Man, he fires a laser at the trapped opponent.


Proto Man also appears as a summonable primary spirit. He can be summoned with the spirit cores of Dr. Light, Roll, and a support type core.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Proto Man.png
Proto Man
★★★★ 3 4011 10029 1484 3711 2527 6318 No Effect Mega Man Series

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ブルース, Blues
UK English Proto Man
France French Proto Man
Germany German Proto Man
Spain Spanish Proto Man
Italy Italian Proto Man
China Chinese (Simplified) Proto Man
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 布魯斯, Blues
South Korea Korean Proto Man
Netherlands Dutch Proto Man
Russia Russian Протомен

See also[edit]