Mega Man, known as Rock Man in Japan, is the title character of what has been referred to as the "Classic" Mega Man series developed by Capcom since 1987. Since then, he has become one of the company's primary original characters and continues to be one of the video game industry's most recognizable icons. Having appeared on nearly every gaming console and handheld system since the NES, his games continue to evolve with the ever-changing hardware demands of modern gaming systems. Mega Man's fiction universe can be divided into seven categories, each featuring different variations and incarnations of the same robotic boy hero. Several spin-off series have emerged over the past few years, each one continuing the Mega Man mythos in some unique way, including but not limited to the Mega Man X, Mega Man Legends, Mega Man Battle Network and Mega Man Star Force series.
Mega Man's role in the original series was to battle the forces of the mad scientist Dr. Wily and his ever-growing army of robots, and must stop them from taking over the planet by using their own special abilities against them. Utilizing his special Mega Buster arm cannon, and his ability to copy a defeated robot's coding, Mega Man must travel the world and traverse harsh environments in order to bring Wily's menace to an end. With the help of his good-hearted creator Dr. Light and his assorted robotic companions, Mega Man's eventual goal is to one day achieve "everlasting peace". Mega Man's original Japanese name, "Rock Man", is a reference to the music genre rock and roll, and is meant to work in tandem with his "sister" robot, Roll. In parts of the English speaking world, some people call Mega Man "The Blue Bomber" because of his blue armor.
In Marvel vs. Capcom, Mega Man has access to a wide variety of his various tools. He can use his Mega Buster arm-gun, and charge it up just as he can in the later games of the original series. Mega Man has an uppercut move as well. He can summon Eddie to deliver an item that he can utilize throughout the battle. He can use the Rockball (from Mega Man 8) can kick it around the screen. He can use the Tornado Hold (also from Mega Man 8, Tengu Man's weapon). And lastly, he can employ the Wood Man's Leaf Shield from Mega Man 2, which will absorb all damage from exactly one hit. His Hyper Combos employ many of his companions, including Rush and Beat. During Rush Drill, Rush the dog transforms into a cannon drill that advances on the opponent while Beat Plane has Beat the bird transforming into a small plane that Mega Man can pilot and attack the opponent with two different weapons.
|Type||Partner Assist||Variable Counter||Variable Combination|
|α||2 hit Charge Shot||2 hit Charge Shot||Hyper Mega Man|
|β||Rock Upper||Rock Upper||Hyper Mega Man|
|γ||2 hit Charge Shot||Rock Upper||Hyper Mega Man|