Hard Man is a Robot Master created by Dr. Wily. He was first seen in Mega Man 3 as one of the games 8 Robot Masters. Hard Man can fire his hand off from his body as missile called the Hard Knuckle, enabling him to punch foes from any distance. He has a body made of hard metals, which makes him extremely tough, but as a side effect hinders his movement, and as such, he hates swimming.
Hard Man attacks by firing his Hard Knuckle, which moves like a Missile Bill from the Super Mario series. He can also slam the ground much like a Thwomp. Hard Man is weak to the Magnet Missile.