Search Man guards Dr. Wily's tower. Wily designed Search Man to look like a camouflaged soldier. Wily also gave Search Man two heads as he thought he would be much smarter. Unfortunately, but he forgot to install two personalities. As a result, Search Man often gets confused and he switches from head to head. Despite this, Search Man is a good strategist.
Search Man isn't very sociable around other people. He does maintain a positive outlook on life. He is cowardly, disliking direct confrontation with his foes and preferring to use more varied approaches in combat. For this reason, Search Man mostly relies on setting traps, sniping from a distance, and the element of surprise.
Search Man attacks by deploying missiles and spiked discs. He will often jump off screen and come back from behind bushes. He uses his Homing Sniper to track Mega Man. When Search Man is low on health, he will unleash a barrage of missiles from his chest. His weakness is the Flame Sword.