Bass

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Bass
Bass
Bass, as seen in Mega Man 10
SWN-001
Information
In-Game Information
HP: 28
Attack Damage:  ???
Weapon: Bass Buster
Variable Weapon System
Affiliations: DrWilyLogo.png Dr. Wily
Misc. Information
Japanese Name: Forte
Script: フォルテ
Romaji: Forute
Designer: Hayato Kaji
Gender: Male
Eye Color: Red
Series Information
Official Game Appearances: Mega Man 7
Mega Man 8
Mega Man & Bass
Mega Man 9 (cameo)
Mega Man 10
Inc Game Appearances: Mega Man Revolution
SIBRE
Other Appearances: Bass Comic Adventures
SIBRE Sprite
"He who hesitates is lost!"
―Bass, Mega Man 7

Bass, known as Forte (フォルテ Forute) in Japan, is a Robot Master created by Dr. Wily to imitate Mega Man's design, along with Treble, an imitation of Rush's design. He was created based on a research conducted on Mega Man with the intention of surpassing his power sometime during or before the events of Mega Man 6, and made his debut in Mega Man 7. Bass is the prominent anti-hero of the Mega Man classic series, and his goal is to become the most powerful robot in existence. Although Bass and Mega Man are rivals, at times they team up to take down mutual enemies of the two. Despite being created by Dr. Wily, Bass frequently rebels against his creator, usually for his own purposes.

Personality

"You just never give up with your half-brained plans for world domination."
―Bass, Mega Man 10

Bass is presented as an extremely smug, bad-tempered, egotistical, rebellious, fiercely independent and arrogant individual who believes that he's the strongest above all else. Bass is very prideful and thinks very highly of himself, labeling everyone else around him as inferior "junk robots". He has always been shown to hold a rivalry with Mega Man, but aside from him, Bass happens to have hatred for every robot that was created by Dr. Wily (with the possible exception of Treble and, needless to say, himself), since he feels that they're standing in the way of his goal to destroy Mega Man and become the strongest. Bass looks down on them, believing himself to be superior to them in every way, shape, and form. However, a notable aspect of his personality he showed in Mega Man & Bass was that he seemed to have some degree of respect for humans, since they created robots. Duo says that there is goodness in Bass (even going so far as to say that he has "justice energy"), which the latter ignored, saying that he only wants to fight, claiming that his only concern is who the strongest is. Despite his rivalry with Mega Man, he is willing to work alongside him if it is to his benefits, as evidenced by Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters and his aiding Mega Man in defeating Rockman Shadow's forces. The latter instance also implied that the aftermath of the battle left Bass with some respect for Mega Man. There's a possibility that Duo's claim of there being goodness in Bass is true, since he was able to use the Evil Energy Capsules in Mega Man 8 without dying. During the events of Mega Man & Bass, he even began to show some form of concern for King.

Bass appears to care for Treble and vice versa, Bass always welcomes the fierce Treble despite the confidence in his own abilities, his robotic wolf-like companion seems to understand all his commands and is very loyal to him, even bringing Bass a cure for Roboenza when he was infected.

Despite being extremely powerful, Bass' faults that usually lead to his downfall are his arrogance and overconfidence. According to Proto Man, it's because he has "nothing to fight for". The reason that he's continuously defeated by Mega Man is because of his selfish motive, which is simply to prove himself as the strongest, as opposed to Mega Man's desire to "fight for everyone's future" and bring peace to the world.

Play Style Differences

  • Bass has a multi-directional buster, allowing him to usually fire in 8 different directions, giving him a significant advantage over blue robots that can't shoot up.
  • Bass has the unique ability of a double-jump, allowing him to perform a second jump while in midair. This opens up different pathways that can't be reached by other playable characters
  • Bass has a dash function rather than a slide.


Mega Man Revolution
Playable Characters
Mega ManBassProto Man
List of Robot Masters
Ghost ManSand ManPyre WomanBlast ManCryo ManHaste ManSaw ManStorm Woman
Other Bosses
Big SlammerTawa KonchuGaton MeYellow Devil MK-IIIPunch BoyReaperbotWily Machine 384389Wily Capsule R
Blue NovemberMechanahandKraken GThe AmalgamDoppelgangerRemir RobotDr. Remir
Special Weapons
Acid BubbleSand ShieldFire SeekerSound BlasterIce ShardWild SprintIron SawStorm ChaserIon Blade
Secondary Weapons
- Mega Man -
BeatNova PulseTri MissileRush CoilRush JetRush MarineShotgunTango
- Bass -
Bass GrenadeDestructo LaserScatter InfernoRacing ZapperReggaeStar SpiralTreble BoostWind Cutter
- Proto Man -
Break EraserCarryDark MaceDrill RemoteGround BombOxy ThrowerShatter OrbsSidewinder Twin
List of Enemies
Beetle Bomber • Big Stamper • Blade Runner • Bombabee • Bomb Head • Bubble Boo • Catcisu • Changkey Head • Cloud Bully
Crabb Y • Crane Fiend • Eye Tank • Fish Fiend • Fuguoid • Ghoulie • HeatoolHockey Joe • Iron Gabyoall • Killer Jester
Laffic Trite • Man-O-War • MetMetonMeticicalMimmick MetMimmick MetonMobinade • Pengoo
Proto Ghoulie • Puck • Rounder L • Sand Wanaan • Shadespike • Shield Attacker XLR • Shieldner • Shotman III • Snark
Sniper Joe • Snoose • Speaker Boomer • Speaker Tower • Spikycles • Spyder • Star Bomb • Tarratt • Tarratt Turret • Whee
Xeno Claw • Xeno Egg • Xeno Runner
- Sub-bosses -
GhullkinTwister SisterRed Beam TrapBuoy BoyBreakenElectro GunnerMarine Joe
Removed Content
- Bosses -
Big FishDefender
- Weapons -
Shooting StarFire SpreadRemote Missile
Miscellaneous
DuoEvil Energy
SIBRE
Playable Characters
Mega ManProto ManBassRoll
List of Robot Masters
Ordnance ManEclipse ManOrder ManChaos ManFleet ManWeld ManBoxer ManTooth WomanNecro Man
Swamp ManTrick ManAsphalt ManDevil ManGamble WomanPlague ManPolarity ManRain Woman
Positive Woman • Negative ManGharial ManAnchor ManAngel WomanWinter ManEdge ManHex ManTorpedo Man
Other Bosses
- Guardians -
SarabandeDirgePrelude
Special Weapons
Blast MissileEclipse SpaceSword of Order/Axe of ChaosOption BusterWelding FistBoxer PunchDrill RapierNecrotic Elegy
Swamp SplasherTrick BombAsphalt PaveFel BatGamble DicePlague VialPolarity PushAcid Cloud
Paradigm ShiftGharial DroneAnchor ThrowAngel ShotWinter ChillAll EdgeRuin HexTorpedo Cannon
- "College Build" -
Question AxerVector FlareHeat DashAmethyst Blast
Support Items
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Miscellaneous
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