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Shade Man is a Robot Master from Mega Man 7, found in a haunted house course. He originally worked at an amusement park's "ghost house", but was stolen by Dr. Wily and given a special sound system for his Special Weapon, the Noise Crush, which was originally intended for mind control. Following his act of stealing Shade Man, Doctor Wily gave him the serial number DWN-055.
Shade Man likes hanging from places during his spare time, fitting his nature as a vampire, but possesses a dandy streak within him. Shade Man likes singing despite his terrible voice and tries to improve it all the time. Since he carries a microphone, Shade Man sometimes gets the job done wrongly. He likes tomato juice but does not like garlic.
Shade Man is a purple vampire-esque robot who has a pointed nose and ears akin to Waluigi from the Super Mario series. He also has wings and a tail similar to an imp. Shade Man wears purple armour on top of a black shirt and trousers as well as purple boots that have claws. He also has a purple helmet that has a yellow arrow pointing downwards. Shade Man only has one hand which sits on his right arm; Shade Man's left arm has a cannon that lets him fire his noise crush bullets.
Mega Man 7
Shade Man and eight other Robot Masters, namely Freeze Man, Junk Man, Burst Man, Cloud Man, Spring Man, Slash Man, and Turbo Man, were recruited by Wily and sent to take over the world during the events of Mega Man 7, where Shade Man brought a haunted, crumbling castle under his control, but they and Wily himself were defeated.
When he is encountered, Shade Man "greets" Mega Man by mock-bowing to him.
Shade Man starts his battle by flying to the top of his room and divebombing the Blue Bomber. This can be avoided either by sliding or staying out of Shade Man's way. If Shade Man hits with his Dive Bomb, Mega Man will be drained of his life force gradually, giving half of the lost energy to Shade Man as the robotic vampire sinks his fangs into Mega Man's neck, although the Blue Bomber can escape Shade Man's grasp if you mash the buttons. Shade Man also has a second pattern that is used on the ground, with two attacks. His first grounded attack has him fire lasers from his eyes. These lasers cannot be avoided by sliding under their area of effect due to their low height (but can still be jumped over), and Mega Man will be paralysed (and turn grey like stone) if one hits him. Shade Man can also fire his Noise Crush bullets. He will first fire a high wave that can be avoided by sliding beneath it, and then will fire a low wave that can be avoided by vaulting it. The waves will make their way to the wall opposite to the one Shade Man has his back against, then reflect off the former wall and head back to him. Shade Man will then absorb those waves to power up his next two uses of the attack, which do not bounce off the wall back in his direction. He will then resume the cycle.
Shade Man is weak to the Wild Coil. If hit with an uncharged Wild Coil shot, he will fall and try to fly back up again. (He will not fall if he was diving at Mega Man.)
- Shade Man is a homage to Ghosts 'n' Goblins, right down to his stage resembling that game's first stage.
- Due to an error in the game, Shade Man has his cannon on his right arm during his fight.
- Shade Man has a cameo in Mega Man 8's intro, fighting Mega Man with two Battontons.
- Shade Man's likes and dislikes can reference how vampires might mistaken tomato juice for human blood and hold a disdain for garlic.
- Dark Dizzy bears a resemblance to Shade Man.