|“||I bet you can't bounce like this!||„|
|~ Bounce Man|
Bounce Man (known as Rubber Man in Japan) is a minor antagonist in Mega Man 11. Before being brainwashed by Dr. Wily to become one of his Robot Masters, he was created as a crash test dummy, but became a fitness instructor and later the mascot of Boing Boing Park.
He was voiced by Yukari Tamura in Japanese and Bonnie Gordon in English.
Bounce Man is childish, but very cheerful. He loves to play around and seems to view things as a game, à la the Jevil from Deltarune.
Bounce Man is a rotund robot who has a pink body. He has a black LED screen that serves as an eye and has two yellow pupils. His arms are long and rubbery, with pink balls with fingers for hands, but his legs are stubby and toeless, which forces him to bounce in order to move. His torso has cyan tubes and beige buttons. On his head is an antenna that possesses a white ball.
Powers and Abilities
Bounce Man wields the Bounce Ball, which can fire three bouncy balls that bounce around. The Pile Driver serves as his main weakness.
Bounce Man is first seen when Block Man calls his fellow robots to deal with Doctor Wily after the latter busts his way into Doctor Light's office so he can test the Double Gear. Bounce Man and the rest are subsequently kidnapped and brainwashed (much to Block Man's anger). Bounce Man is later defeated by Mega Man when he fights the Blue Bomber in Boing Boing Park. He is then rebuilt and poses with the rest to take a photo.
Bounce Man attacks by bouncing around his room, slamming down on Mega Man should the latter pass under him, and extending his arm for a punch if Mega Man keeps his distance. After he falls below half HP, Bounce Man will enter his second phase, during which he will activate his speed gear to bounce around. When he is defeated, Bounce Man states his disappointment about playtime being over and surrenders the Bounce Ball.
- Bounce Man and Solar Man have developed exercise programs prior to their corruption. In his case, Bounce Man became a fitness instructor for Boing Boing Park but was stolen and reprogrammed by Doctor Wily. Solar Man developed a Solar Workout before his corruption due to Roboenza, which Wily was responsible for.
- Bounce Man's weakness to the Pile Driver references how spikes can pop balloons.
- The way Fuse Man takes more damage than normal from the Bounce Ball is a reference to rubber being very bad at conducting electricity.