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I don't care about justice or peace! Who's the strongest? That's my only concern.
~ Bass

Bass (or Forte in Japanese) is a recurring villain from the Mega Man franchise. Created by Dr. Wily to be a superior Robot Master in the same vein of design as Mega Man, Bass will do anything to complete his programmed objective—unfortunately for Dr. Wily, this includes terminating any other robots that threaten to accomplish his goal before him.

History

After being defeated so many times by Mega Man, Dr. Wily studied Mega Man's blueprints, in hopes of creating a similar robot. During his research, he accidentally developed a powerful energy source that he called “Bassnium”. With this new energy, he was able to create Bass.

Believing that someday he might get arrested, Wily programmed Bass and other robots to look for him in case he went missing for too long. After Wily remains in jail for three months, Bass wakes up and starts looking for Wily, releasing him from the prison with little effort. As Megaman gives chase to Wily, he meets with Bass, and the two have a brief fight. Bass deceives Mega Man, making him believe he was an ally.

Later on, Mega Man finds Bass again, seemingly wounded. Mega Man invites him to go to Dr. Light's lab for repairs. Once in the lab, Dr. Light repairs him and makes some enhancements on him. As a way of thanks, Bass blows up the lab, revealing his true intentions. Wily mocks Mega Man for being too naive, since Bass was his creation all along. Mega Man goes after Wily in his new Skull Castle, finding Bass again. Mega Man defeats him, but he simply retreats. He finds Bass once again, but this time Bass fuses with his pet robot Treble, so Mega Man fuses with Rush for a even fight, defeating Bass once again. Later on, after Mega Man defeats Dr. Wily, Bass appears and rescues Wily.

Bass starts distrusting Wily, rebelling against him and deciding to defeat Mega Man by himself. Although he had many attempts, he never managed to defeat Megaman. Wily then starts doubting Bass's abilities, so he creates a powerful robot named King in order to test Bass. However, King rebels against him, starting a war of his own. Disgusted, Bass goes after King just to prove himself, getting really mad when he discovers that it was Wily who created King. He goes after Wily and defeats him, so Wily reveals his plans, also revealing that he had a plan for a new King. But, before he had a chance to show him, Protoman appears and destroys the computer with the plans. Wily demands that Bass attacks Proto Man, but he refuses to obey, saying that he doesn't take orders from anyone.

Cameo

Bass' blueprints can be seen in the game of Mega Man 9.

Downloadable

Like Proto Man in Mega Man 9, you can download Bass for 200 Wii Points, along with Treble for Mega Man 10.

Videos

Mega Man Villains
Classic series

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Mega Man X

Sigma | Vile | X Hunters ( Serges | Violen | Agile ) | Zain | Geemel | Dr. Doppler | Bit | Byte | Berkana | Gareth | Mac | Double | Repliforce ( Colonel | General ) | Dynamo | High Max | Gate | Isoc | Red Alert Syndicate | Red | Lumine | Epsilon | Colonel Redips | Nightmare Phenomenon | Mavericks ( Launch Octopus | Chill Penguin | Flame Mammoth | Boomer Kuwanger | Sting Chameleon | Spark Mandrill | Storm Eagle | Armored Armadillo | Wire Sponge | Morph Moth | Flame Stag | Magna Centipede | Overdrive Ostrich | Bubble Crab | Wheel Gator | Crystal Snail | Blast Hornet | Blizzard Buffalo | Gravity Beetle | Toxic Seahorse | Volt Catfish | Crush Crawfish | Tunnel Rhino | Neon Tiger | Web Spider | Cyber Peacock | Storm Owl | Magma Dragoon | Jet Stingray | Split Mushroom | Slash Beast | Frost Walrus | Grizzly Slash | Squid Adler | Izzy Glow | Duff McWhalen | The Skiver | Axle the Red | Dark Dizzy | Mattrex | Commander Yammark | Rainy Turtloid | Shield Sheldon | Blizzard Wolfang | Blaze Heatnix | Infinity Mijinion | Metal Shark Player | Ground Scaravich | Soldier Stonekong | Tornado Tonion | Splash Warfly | Flame Hyenard | Ride Boarski | Snipe Anteator | Wind Crowrang | Vanquishing Gungaroo | Earthrock Trilobyte | Gigavolt Man-O-War | Avalanche Yeti | Burn Rooster | Bamboo Pandamonium | Optic Sunflower | Dark Mantis | Gravity Antonion | Wild Jango | Silver Horn | Dr. Psyche | Incentas | Shadow | Botos | Ferham | Scarface )

Mega Man Zero

Copy X | X Guardians ( Harpuia | Fefnir | Leviathan | Phantom ) | Elpizo | Omega | Crea & Prea | Dark Elf | Dr. Weil | Kraft | Mutos Reploids ( Aztec Falcon | Anubis Necromancess the Third | Maha Ganeshariff | Blizzack Stagroff | Hanumachine | Herculios Anchus | Hyleg Ourobockle | Poler Kamrous | Phoenix Magnion | Panther Fauclaws | Kuwagusta Anchus | Burble Hekelot | Blazin' Flizzard | Childre Inarabitta | Devilbat Schilt | Deathtanz Mantisk | Cubit Foxtar | Glacier Le Cactank | Volteel Biblio | Tretista Kelverian | Noble Mandrago | Heat Genblen | Tech Kraken | Pegasolta Eclair | Popla Cocapetri | Sol Titanion | Fenri Lunaedge | Mino Magnus )

Mega Man ZX

Model W | Prometheus | Pandora | Serpent | Aeolus | Atlas | Thetis | Siarnaq | Master Albert | Pseudoroids ( Hivolt | Fistleo | Lulerre | Purprill | Hurricaune | Flammole | Leganchor | Protectos | Buckfire | Chronoforce | Rospark | Vulturon | Queenbee | Bifrost | Hedgeshock | Argoyle & Ugoyle )

Mega Man Legends

Bonne Family ( Tron Bonne | Teisel Bonne | Bon Bonne | Servbots ) | Megaman Juno | Glyde | Birdbots | Bola | Klaymoor | Mistress Sera | Lex Loathe

Mega Man Battle Network

World Three ( Lord Wily | Mr. Match | FireMan.EXE | HeatMan.EXE | Ms. Madd | ColorMan.EXE | Count Jack Zap | ElecMan.EXE | Yahoot | MagicMan.EXE | BombMan.EXE | StoneMan.EXE | Takeo Inukia | BeastMan.EXE | Noboru Sunayama | DesertMan.EXE | BubbleMan.EXE | DrillMan.EXE | Rei Saiko | FlashMan.EXE | Anetta | PlantMan.EXE | Joe Mach | BlastMan.EXE | Blackbeard | DiveMan.EXE | Yuika | CircusMan.EXE | Vic | ElementMan.EXE | Prosecutor Ito | JudgeMan.EXE ) | NetMafia Gospel ( Sean Obihiro | FreezeMan.EXE | Magnus Gauss | MagnetMan.EXE | Arashi Kazefuki | AirMan.EXE | Speedy Dave | QuickMan.EXE | Dark Miyabi | ShadowMan.EXE | Princess Pride | KnightMan.EXE | CutMan.EXE ) | PharaohMan.EXE | Dr. Regal | LaserMan.EXE | Nebula | Darkloids ( ShadeMan.EXE | BurnerMan.EXE | SparkMan.EXE | VideoMan.EXE | BowlMan.EXE | GravityMan.EXE | BrightMan.EXE | SwordMan.EXE | ColdMan.EXE | StarMan.EXE | CosmoMan.EXE | LarkMan.EXE | CloudMan.EXE | BlizzardMan.EXE | Dark MegaMan.EXE | Dark ProtoMan.EXE ) | Duo.EXE | Cybeasts | Bass.EXE

Mega Man Star Force

Cepheus | Andromeda | Dr. Vega | Le Mu | Mr. King | Crimson Dragon

Non-canon

Dimensions | R-Shadow | Constellation Droids

Cartoon/Comics/Anime/Fan Film

Dr. Wily (Mega Man TV Series) | Dr. Wily (Mega Man Fan Film) | Proto Man | Origami Man