By Josh Speer / December 20th, 2013
Last time, I covered the Top 10 Coolest Robot Masters for your reading pleasure. This time, I thought I’d do a bit of a 180 and instead cover the top 10 cutest, adorable, ridiculous and downright fabulous (it’s in the lexicon, so I can use it!) Robot Masters. This one is gonna get a bit silly. You’ve all been warned.
Robot Master No. 10: Ring Man
Yes, Ring Man has a gimmick so ridiculous that I deem it cute. I mean hell, he has a freaking hula hoop on his head. Had he come out in recent years, he would be known as Bling Man! However, there is a reason Ring Man is dead last in the cute race – the fact that he is actually a bit of a threat. His attacks may be gimmicky, but that makes them no less deadly. Say what you will about his design, but he gets the most out of his weapon.
Robot Master No. 9: Strike Man
Speaking of gimmicky, let’s move on to number 9: Strike Man! The retro revival of Mega Man 9 and 10 had some pretty crazy bosses, and Strike Man takes the cake. Or the pitch. He almost causes a chicken/egg duality that makes my head want to explode. Regardless, he is slightly less menacing than Ring Man, thereby cuter. Don’t worry, the later entries are going to be much cuter than this.
Robot Master No. 8: Magic Man
I’d wager that the vast majority of you aren’t even remotely familiar with our next entry. That’s because he is from the hard to find Game Boy Advance gem Mega Man & Bass. Everything about this Robot Master screams campy, from his fancy top hat to his attacking with doves and cards (not joking) to his comically oversized and completely unnecessary glasses. Plus, from his pose, I start to wonder if Splash Woman was really the first female Robot Master…
Robot Master No. 7: Oil Man
Number 7 could have easily been on a list called Top 10 Most Racist Robot Masters, had Capcom not given him a design change and color swap. Luckily, he got sanitized and thus stands before you on the cute list. I do have to admit, I never played Powered Up, which he is from, but he exemplifies the oversized, cute style prevalent in that game. He hardly even looks like a Robot Master at all and more like a Disney reject. Still, he’s the first fully cute design thus far. Let’s move on to the next one!
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