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Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:56 am
by Lozof
I was honestly surprised when I found out, that especially few robot masters are based on flora: Only Wood Man and Plant Man. That got me thinking: Could / Should one call some more robot masters plant-themed? My best idea for this would be Hornet Man because his stage actually features a few plant robots. But since Hornet Man is only about a hornet hive, it might be too much of a stretch. What are your opinions on that matter?

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:55 pm
by Brazencoronet17
Well, it's hard with the hornet, as his stage has only a plant aesthetic and flower presenters. Though possibly divivsive, hornet man is not a plant based RM, but a nature-based one instead. Manchester on nature?

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:45 pm
by LeonardMan
Lozof wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:56 am
I was honestly surprised when I found out, that especially few robot masters are based on flora: Only Wood Man and Plant Man. That got me thinking: Could / Should one call some more robot masters plant-themed? My best idea for this would be Hornet Man because his stage actually features a few plant robots. But since Hornet Man is only about a hornet hive, it might be too much of a stretch. What are your opinions on that matter?
Instead of a "Plant" theme, I would call it "Nature" theme (Nature is both plants and animals), or as I personally used to call it, the "Wood" element (Wood can also mean "Forest", including the animals that live and thrive in the woods).

Within such a definition, the robot masters fitting in this theme would be: Wood Man, Snake Man, Plant Man, Slash Man, Search Man and Hornet Man.

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:27 pm
by Lozof
LeonardMan wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Instead of a "Plant" theme, I would call it "Nature" theme (Nature is both plants and animals), or as I personally used to call it, the "Wood" element (Wood can also mean "Forest", including the animals that live and thrive in the woods).

Within such a definition, the robot masters fitting in this theme would be: Wood Man, Snake Man, Plant Man, Slash Man, Search Man and Hornet Man.
I personally would rather seperate between flora and fauna. Plants and animals would be seperate groups for me while Search Man seems more like a military guy. But I think it is a neat idea for a robot master group!

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:30 pm
by Lozof
Brazencoronet17 wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:55 pm
Well, it's hard with the hornet, as his stage has only a plant aesthetic and flower presenters. Though possibly divivsive, hornet man is not a plant based RM, but a nature-based one instead. Manchester on nature?
His stage and his general theme does have the best symbiosis with plants, but since he himself does lack any plant-like feature, I'd have to agree.

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:30 pm
by LeonardMan
Lozof wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:27 pm
I personally would rather seperate between flora and fauna. Plants and animals would be seperate groups for me
Well, two Robot Masters don't justify an entire separate category, but you could include fangame ones such as Leaf Man (Mega Man SFR) and Forest Man(Rokko-chan). Don't know if any other fangames have any more plant-themed bosses.

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:45 pm
by Lozof
LeonardMan wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:30 pm
Well, two Robot Masters don't justify an entire separate category, but you could include fangame ones such as Leaf Man (Mega Man SFR) and Forest Man(Rokko-chan). Don't know if any other fangames have any more plant-themed bosses.
I'm currently making polls about the favourite robot master of specific themes and would rather limit it to the official games. If I were to include fangames now, there would probably be a gigantic debate if they and also which one's should or shouldn't be included. Especially since I already did quite a few polls without them and if I did include them, it would easily break the poll limit of 10 answers for some themes. While you might not think it's worth it, I do think themes with only two or even just one robot master are acceptable before I have to make up an unconventional theme. I currently wouldn't know where Skull Man and Acid Man could fit. And who knows, maybe there will be more robot masters for those categories in the future?

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:28 pm
by LeonardMan
Lozof wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:45 pm
I currently wouldn't know where Skull Man and Acid Man could fit.
Ah, Skull Man... Yeah, I've had troubles classifying him FOR YEARS, and I STILL can't find a category for him!

As for Acid Man, this might sound weird to you, but since I classify Toad Man and Toxic Seahorse as Water-types, I decided to do the same to Acid Man. There are so few acid-based bosses that, just as with plant-based ones, I may as well just merge them into another category.

For the unclassifiable ones like Skull Man, I'd put him in a "miscellaneous" or "others" category, along with Oil Man.

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:43 pm
by Royalguard
Lozof wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:45 pm
I currently wouldn't know where Skull Man could fit.
LeonardMan wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Ah, Skull Man... Yeah, I've had troubles classifying him FOR YEARS, and I STILL can't find a category for him!
Skull Man, with his skeleton theme, is pretty clearly linked around "Death" as a theme.

Skull Man could in theory be categorized with Dust Man and Junk Man, as are both located in scrapyard type areas where the broken remains of robots are discarded to, which could be implied as the robot equivalents of "Death".

Pharaoh Man could also be themed around "Death", as he has mummy themed enemies in his level, and the tomb he is located in is a resting place for the dead.

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:50 pm
by Brazencoronet17
Royalguard wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Lozof wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:45 pm
I currently wouldn't know where Skull Man could fit.
LeonardMan wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Ah, Skull Man... Yeah, I've had troubles classifying him FOR YEARS, and I STILL can't find a category for him!
Skull Man, with his skeleton theme, is pretty clearly linked around "Death" as a theme.

Skull Man could in theory be categorized with Dust Man and Junk Man, as are both located in scrapyard type areas where the broken remains of robots are discarded to, which could be implied as the robot equivalents of "Death".

Pharaoh Man could also be themed around "Death", as he has mummy themed enemies in his level, and the tomb he is located in is a resting place for the dead.
MM4 has a lot of dead RMs.

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:40 pm
by Royalguard
Brazencoronet17 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Royalguard wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Lozof wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:45 pm
I currently wouldn't know where Skull Man could fit.
LeonardMan wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Ah, Skull Man... Yeah, I've had troubles classifying him FOR YEARS, and I STILL can't find a category for him!
Skull Man, with his skeleton theme, is pretty clearly linked around "Death" as a theme.

Skull Man could in theory be categorized with Dust Man and Junk Man, as are both located in scrapyard type areas where the broken remains of robots are discarded to, which could be implied as the robot equivalents of "Death".

Pharaoh Man could also be themed around "Death", as he has mummy themed enemies in his level, and the tomb he is located in is a resting place for the dead.
MM4 has a lot of dead RMs.
I guess Dr. Cossack may have some issues that might be worth addressing.

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:39 pm
by LeonardMan
Royalguard wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:40 pm
Brazencoronet17 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Royalguard wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Skull Man, with his skeleton theme, is pretty clearly linked around "Death" as a theme.

Skull Man could in theory be categorized with Dust Man and Junk Man, as are both located in scrapyard type areas where the broken remains of robots are discarded to, which could be implied as the robot equivalents of "Death".

Pharaoh Man could also be themed around "Death", as he has mummy themed enemies in his level, and the tomb he is located in is a resting place for the dead.
MM4 has a lot of dead RMs.
I guess Dr. Cossack may have some issues that might be worth addressing.
Poor man hasn't quite yet gotten over the death of his wife, I guess :( I mean, in the castle it's just him, his daughter, and his robots.

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:21 pm
by Nigel Chinclucker
LeonardMan wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:30 pm
Lozof wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:27 pm
I personally would rather seperate between flora and fauna. Plants and animals would be seperate groups for me
Well, two Robot Masters don't justify an entire separate category, but you could include fangame ones such as Leaf Man (Mega Man SFR) and Forest Man(Rokko-chan). Don't know if any other fangames have any more plant-themed bosses.
If we only include robot masters with animals as their names, that would be 3 (Snake Man, Toad Man, and Sheep Man). But they're classified as beastlike on the Mega Man wiki, which also includes bosses like Splash Woman, Centaur Man, and Pluto.

Also, concerning robot masters like Skull Man, I tend to put them in a category I just call "Break," but "Other" would also work, and would include robot masters like Strike Man and Bounce Man. I'm probably gonna make a chart with all the types I can think of.

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:46 am
by Lozof
Nigel Chinclucker wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:21 pm
If we only include robot masters with animals as their names, that would be 3 (Snake Man, Toad Man, and Sheep Man). But they're classified as beastlike on the Mega Man wiki, which also includes bosses like Splash Woman, Centaur Man, and Pluto.

Also, concerning robot masters like Skull Man, I tend to put them in a category I just call "Break," but "Other" would also work, and would include robot masters like Strike Man and Bounce Man. I'm probably gonna make a chart with all the types I can think of.
I could imagine that Spring Man and Bounce could fit into the same category. Feel free to tell me about your chart when you have finished!

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:48 pm
by LeonardMan
Nigel Chinclucker wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:21 pm
Also, concerning robot masters like Skull Man, I tend to put them in a category I just call "Break," but "Other" would also work, and would include robot masters like Strike Man and Bounce Man.
Lozof wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:46 am
I could imagine that Spring Man and Bounce could fit into the same category.
I'm pretty sure Spring Man, Strike Man and Bounce Man belong into the "Toy" theme with the likes of Top Man or Yo-Yo Man.

Re: Who / What is a plant-based robot master?

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:25 pm
by Lozof
LeonardMan wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:48 pm
I'm pretty sure Spring Man, Strike Man and Bounce Man belong into the "Toy" theme with the likes of Top Man or Yo-Yo Man.
That's also a theme I am thinking about after I saw this diagram: https://www.deviantart.com/ronnieraccoo ... -160856434