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Artwork of a Hothead from Mega Man 2
Game information
Description: Stands around, throwing fireballs at you regularly.
HP: 10
Damage: 8 (contact)
3 (Tackle Fire projectile)
Added in version: 1.0.0
Series information
Game of origin: Mega Man 2
Other appearances: Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Mega Man Powered Up
Mega Man (Game Gear)
Programmer(s): WreckingPrograms

Hothead (also known as Changkey Maker) is a torch robot, with the ability to spawn Tackle Fires. Hothead was a robot that originally worked at various festivals, but was repurposed for combat by Dr. Wily. They are enemies that originate from Mega Man 2 from Quick Man's stage.

In Mega Man Maker


When a Hothead spawns, it will throw a single Tackle Fire at the player every few seconds.

The Tackle Fires thrown by Hothead function like projectiles instead of enemies, and as such, cannot be attacked but can be deflected by Shine and Proto Man's Shield. The thrown Tackle Fire can also ignite oil if they collide with it, but the Hothead as on itself cannot ignite oil despite being fire-themed. The Tackle Fire could be destroyed and bounced over terrain in Mega Man Powered Up, but this behavior is not carried over in Mega Man Maker. The Hothead can only shoot the Tackle Fires roughly four tiles above it, which limits how much it can attack the player if it is at a higher place than it.

If the player gets behind Hothead, it will turn around to face the player.

Hotheads do not take as much damage as other enemies with the Bubble Lead.

Hotheads and the Tackle fires they throw both interact with the Mega Man & Bass Darkness Object, creating areas of light around them in the darkness.



  • Originally, in Mega Man 2, the screen would go dark after defeating a Hothead, this does not happen in Mega Man Maker however.

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