Friday, October 3, 2008

Splash Woman and Plug Man: Ten Year Old Designs?

Were Splash Woman and Plug Man's designs influenced from two unused Robot Master contest entries?

While shuffling through one of the many Rockman source books, OniCourseMusha (The MegaMan Network) discovered two peculiar Robot Master submissions from ten years ago: Mermaid Woman and Shock Man.

Mermaid Woman looks to be the spitting image of Slash Woman, but what of Shock Man? Where's the Plug Man resemblance exactly? Speculation points to the prongs on his head, which look similar to those on Plug Man's shoulders.

Coincidence or not? Does Capcom owe two Japanese fans some credit?

Oh, and before you pass judgment, be sure to look at this.

(On an unrelated note, I cannot get this song out of my head! It's been driving me mad all day but I love it. Day one purchase by the way.)


  1. Wow. Plugman ended up looking a lot bulkier, that's for sure.

    Now that we've seen these two designs, I have to wonder what else is in the book.

  2. Yesterday I went through the swf files on the Let's Tap site (And found a picture ad for the game that wasn't seen yet, to I sent it to GoNintendo which put it up) and pulled out the song for their site and OGG'd it for looping purposes. Here's a link:

  3. My quick answer is yes. Splash Woman has a lot of similarities, like her trident and the way of holding it, the chest, the hips and the sketch of his helmet. About Plug Man, there's only an idea there. Go compare Rockman 8's boss submissions (appears at credits roll) to see what I mean with "idea".


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