is a fictional character
in the Mega Man Battle Network
series of video games
and the MegaMan NT Warrior anime
. His design is based on Guts Man
of the original Mega Man
series. In the anime, he is voiced by Scott McNeil
in the English version, and Yoshimitsu Shimoyama
in the original version of the series.
GutsMan.EXE is the NetNavi
of Dex Ogreon
(Dekao Oyama). Alongside his operator, GutsMan used to be a bully of sorts, picking on the Navis of weak children. When Lan Hikari
(Netto Hikari) received MegaMan.EXE
(Rockman), however, he was defeated, and the two realized the error of their ways, though they remained rivals to the bitter end. GutsMan, in particular, has feelings for Roll
, and therefore gets very angry when she spends time with MegaMan.
In both the video games and anime, MegaMan receives the powers of Guts Soul through his strong friendship with GutsMan. In the latter case, during Beast+, GutsMan also unknowingly teaches Zero the meaning of "companionship".
Being a basic carbon copy of his operator, GutsMan tends to move and react slowly. This means that he tends not to make hasty decisions (though he and Dex feature a very "Gung-ho" attitude of doing things), but will only act if sufficiently provoked or if a given situation calls for it (in the case of a friend being in danger). Naturally, direct physical attacks usually earn an immediate reaction. When finally roused though, the angry GutsMan and his strength can be a terrifying sight to behold. In the Japanese version, GutsMan ends the majority of his sentences with "de gatsu" ("guts").
In the anime, GutsMan's dedication to his friends is most well displayed while he and his allies are searching for MegaMan's new body in the wake of PharaohMan's awakening. Finding themselves trapped in a collapsing cavern, the Navi valiantly saves Roll from falling debris, then allows everyone to escape by holding up the weight of the structure on his own. He does, however, recover following the incident, and remains helpful.