Doodle A Day: Day 42 Skull Man
Amongst all of the Robot Masters Skull Man is very unique. Usually when you get to a boss room the fight starts and the Robot Master is jumping all over the place trying to attack you, but with Skull Man it’s different. If you get to Skull Man’s room and do nothing, Skull Man will just stand there staring back at you. Until you make the first move Skull Man won’t do anything.
I find this very interesting because it lets you speculate a lot about Skull Man as a character. Why doesn’t he attack you? Does he have no real desire to fight? Is he looking for a more peaceful solution to this conflict? Or perhaps he’s just a sadistic asshole who never makes the first move?
Or it could be a clue for the player? When Cossack’s most fearsome looking creation won’t attack you maybe that was Cossack trying to let you know he isn’t a bad guy after all? I could just be looking into this little bit of programming a bit to deeply, but it’s fun to speculate.
For Skull Man I decided to use the design from the manga Mega Man MegaMix, as I like his more slender appearance over his original design. The only difference is I decided to leave Skull Man his buster, which his manga version lacks.