Hornet Man is one of the Robot Masters from Mega Man 9 whose period of use had expired and was scheduled to be scrapped. Hornet Man was designed to manage a flower park. It was his job to pollinate the flowers using his vast knowledge of flowers from around the world, and he loves gardening. He attacks by releasing robot hornets from the honeycomb in his chest.

Class: Infiltrator

Gains Combat Reflexes when attacking or attacked by Tacticians. Counters attacks and makes attacks Stealthy. 

Hornet Man's battle sprite


Flying - immune to ground attacks

Beekeeper - chance to assist with Hornet Chaser when an ally attacks or is attacked

Robot Master - immune to Bleeding, Poison, Biofeedback, and Fried Circuits

Flammable - vulnerable to fire and energy attacks

Toxin master - attacking a Poisoned target causes the poison to trigger, causing extra damage.


Level 1 - Hornet Chaser

  • Summon Slashing Melee
  • 6 hits
  • One Enemy
  • (special) Summon Attack - does not trigger counter or retaliation effects.
  • (special) Guaranteed hit - always hits
  • (enemy) Flanked - single-target attacks against this target provide a follow-up attack
  • (enemy) Poison - attack reduced. Takes damage each turn.

Level 2 - Stinger Sword

  • Slashing Melee
  • One Enemy
  • (Special) Deadly Crits - deals extra damage on critical hits.
  • (enemy) Pressure Points - causes either Weakened, Slowed, Dizzy, or Exposed.
  • (enemy) Bleeding - takes damage each turn and when attacking.

Level 6 - Honey Blast

  • Ranged
  • All Enemies
  • (enemy) Hobbled - attacks cannot be Stealthy
  • (enemy) Soaked in honey - cannot dodge attacks. Attacking this target will heal the attacker. Counts as Staggered for actions that exploit opportunity.

Level 9 - Flight of the Bumblebee

  • Unarmed Melee
  • 10 hits
  • All Enemies
  • (special) Stealthy - does not trigger counter or retaliation effects
  • (special) Boon Buster - does more damage to enemies with  Strengthened, Fortified, Focused, Agile, Shield, or Regen effects
  • (enemy) Combo Setup - next unarmed attack against this target does extra damage
  • (allies) Rising Up - grants either Strengthened, Fortified, Focused, or Agile.

Team-Up Bonuses






Fully Armed

Red in the Ledger

Robot Masters

Safety First

Tin Men

You Have My Sword

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