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Gold Man
(DGN-001)
Gold Man
"I've got the touch!"
Vital statistics
Title DGN-001
Gender Male-Programming
Race Robot Master
Faction Anura Unit (primary)
Dr. Grenouille (secondary)
Health 28
Level Glistening City
Status Decommissioned (Rebuilt)
Location El Dorado
Gold Man Sprite

Enlarged standing sprite of Gold Man.

Gold Man is a robot master built by Dr. Grenouille at the behest of the founding members of the Anura Unit. Due to a slight misunderstanding between the doctor and her benefactors, Gold Man's physical design was based directly off of ⅔ of the group. Gold's theme animal is that of the extinct golden toad.

Gold Man is built to take advantage of several aspects of gold, and this shows through on his ability to glint in the sunlight that occasionally covers his arena and his gold-themed abilities.

His signature move is the Gold Coin, where he flips a coin, forcing him to choose between healing himself or dealing a powerful attack - the Midas Beam; when Mega Man obtains this power, it does the same thing, only the attack is weaker and he must catch the coin (in the case of moving at the time of the usage of the technique).

Behind the scenes

  • Gold Man's quote is a reference to Stan Bush's The Touch, combined with the idea of the Midas touch.
  • Gold Man, along with Hylid Man, were not initially intended to be actual robot masters, as Somarinoa does not usually use palette swaps any longer (although technically his old "palette swaps" were not pure, 10-seconds-to-make color alterations, anyhow). Instead, they were created for a quick art project known as The Anura Unit, which was Frog Man and Toad Man recolored to represent a large number of existing frog species for a poster he was going to create for himself; in the end, however, his creativity got the better of him and he could no longer avoid adding backstories to them as he sprited them. While at least 50 were planned to be created, only these two have been made so far simply due to having to give them official names and writing for them; eventually, Somarinoa still plans on creating all 50+, although he does not assume they will all be planned for an actual game project.

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