History Characters / Megamind

24th Jun '17 9:09:34 AM WanderingBrowser
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* EntitledToHaveYou: [[spoiler: "You're supposed to be with ME!"]]

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* EntitledToHaveYou: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:Unwittingly fueled by Megamind, but he believes that having gained Tighten's powers means he can finally have Roxanne, just because he wants to. He even states as such when she rejects him: "You're supposed to be with ME!"]]



* FlyingBrick: [[spoiler: After gaining all of Metro Man's powers]].

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* FlyingBrick: [[spoiler: After gaining all of Metro Man's powers]].powers, which are predominantly {{Flight}}, SuperStrength, EyeBeams and being NighInvulnerable]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Hal's early interactions with Roxanne come off as creepy and awkward. [[spoiler:Not surprisingly, he turns out to be an EntitledToHaveYou StalkerWithACrush once he gets powers.]]
** [[spoiler:During the training montage, Tighten runs an obstacle course that ends with him catching a mannequin of Megamind. Instead of just catching it, he brutally pounds it to the ground and then slowly melts its face with his laser vision whilst grinning and chuckling evilly, much to the horror of the real Megamind. This is a warning sign that Hal's own moral code is pretty lackluster, and one of the things that foretells he's going to turn out to be the real bad guy.]]
** [[spoiler:One of the things Tighten does after getting confident in his super-powers? Using his XRayVision to spy on Roxanne; another indication of his status as a StalkerWithACrush and a villain in the making.]]



* HeroAntagonist: Invoked. [[spoiler:Megamind, bored without an enemy, decides to make him Metro Man's successor. It doesn't work out too well]].

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* HeroAntagonist: Invoked. [[spoiler:Megamind, bored without an enemy, decides to make him Metro Man's successor. It doesn't work out too well]].well.]]



* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:To a darker and scarily realistic version than Megamind]].

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* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:To [[spoiler:Hal is revealed to be a darker and scarily realistic version of this than Megamind]].Megamind.]]



** When he tells Roxanne "You never took the time to know me." Kinda hard to blame her for that, but still... It's pretty much the only thing he is right about which becomes more obvious when Roxanne tries to convince him to become his old self who liked what he was only to take the answer that he ''did not'' like what he was.
** In while it was made to break her spirits, Hal wasn't wrong that not everyone has good in them.

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** When he tells Roxanne "You never took the time to know me." Kinda hard to blame her for that, but still... It's pretty much the only thing he is right about about, which becomes more obvious when Roxanne tries to convince him to become his old self who liked what he was was, only to take receive the answer that he ''did not'' like what he was.
** In while While it was made to break her spirits, Hal wasn't wrong that not everyone has good in them.


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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Invoked; Megamind-as-Space-Dad explains he chose the name "Titan" for Hal's super-powered form because it invokes a sense of a being of godlike power, which Titan is. FridgeBrilliance is that there's actually several more iterations of this to Hal's names. Firstly, the Titans are, in many versions of the myth, described as beings of petty cruelty and selfish whim, which fits Hal's ultimately villainous attitude to a T. Secondly, Hal believing it's actually "Tighten" is... okay, it's because he's an idiot, but it's also meaningful: "Tighten" means "to squeeze", which fits both his villainous goals -- to force the world into giving him everything he feels he wants -- and the Silver Agey feel of the film. As a bad guy, Tighten ''[[IncrediblyLamePun puts the city in a pinch]]''!]]
6th Jun '17 9:23:59 PM creader
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* ChildhoodFriends: Ever since their infancy, he and Minion have been tight-knit companions.



* GoodParents: Not Megamind himself, but from what little is seen of them, his prison-inmate foster parents seem to have been this, except for a tendency to teach BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Minion, since infanthood.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Minion, since infanthood. They are each other's best friend, closest ally, and partner-in-crime.



* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: While he was at school.

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* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: While he was at school.school; his inventions would only alienate him from his peers even more.



* {{Invisibility}}: His car.

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* {{Invisibility}}: His car.car is invisible.



* MeaningfulName: While not his actual birth name, ''Megamind'' is adequate given both Megamind's huge head (both in the literal and figurative sense) and how much of a genius he is.



* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Wears a giant, white "M" on his superhero suit.



* DisappearedDad: In a weird reversal, Metro Man's adoptive parents are hinted to be very uninterested (his father doesn't even look up from his newspaper when he's flying as a baby), while Megamind's adoptive "parents" (the prison inmates) treat him warmly like family, despite teaching him {{Family Unfriendly Aesop}}s.

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* DisappearedDad: In a weird reversal, Metro Man's adoptive parents are hinted to be very uninterested (his father doesn't even look up from DarkAndTroubledPast: Like Megamind and Minion, his newspaper original planet was destroyed, leaving him the LastOfHisKind. However, it's implied he had a nice childhood compared to Megamind's. [[spoiler:Turns out, he apparently grew up trapped into the role of being a superhero when he's flying as a baby), while Megamind's adoptive "parents" (the prison inmates) treat him warmly like family, despite teaching him {{Family Unfriendly Aesop}}s.he didn't ask for it.]]



* {{Foil}}: To Megamind. Both are the [[LastOfHisKind last of their kind]] and came to Earth. However, while Megamind was bullied, and later, feared by the citizens of Metro City, Metro Man was revered and loved. [[spoiler:And later on it turns ''both'' pushed into roles they didn't want: Megamind as a villain and Metro Man as a hero.]]



* HeroAntagonist: He's the beloved hero who stops the feared VillainProtagonist.



* LastOfHisKind: Like Megamind, Metroman is (presumably given the reference, though we never actually see his homeworld destroyed) the last of his alien species.

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* LastOfHisKind: Like Megamind, Metroman Metro Man is (presumably given the reference, though we never actually see his homeworld destroyed) the last of his alien species.



* ManInWhite: Invoked to initially lessen sympathy for Metroman and emphasize his supposed perfection. [[spoiler: It makes his emotional depth all the more surprising, as he initially seemed to be a simple, shallow SmugSuper.]]

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* ManInWhite: Invoked to initially lessen sympathy for Metroman Metro Man and emphasize his supposed perfection. [[spoiler: It makes his emotional depth all the more surprising, as he initially seemed to be a simple, shallow SmugSuper.]]



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: His drawing of himself and Megamind had him holding Megamind's leash.



* StalkerWithACrush: To Roxanne.
** What takes it to a new level is the following quote being literal:
---> '''Hal''': There's this [[ShallowLoveInterest really good-looking]] one I've got my eye on currently. ''*[[GilliganCut zoom to]] Roxanne in her apartment as seen through Hal's [[spoiler:[[SuperSenses super vision]]*]]''

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* StalkerWithACrush: To Roxanne.
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Roxanne. What takes it to a new level is the following quote being literal:
---> --> '''Hal''': There's this [[ShallowLoveInterest really good-looking]] one I've got my eye on currently. ''*[[GilliganCut zoom to]] Roxanne in her apartment as seen through Hal's [[spoiler:[[SuperSenses super vision]]*]]''



* TwoFirstNames: "Stewart" can also be used as a first name.



* ChildhoodFriends: Ever since their infancy, he and Megamind have been tight-knit companions.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Megamind, since infanthood.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Megamind, since infanthood. They are each other's best friend, closest ally, and partner-in-crime.
6th Jun '17 1:39:50 PM creader
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* Hilarious in Hindsight: Hal is named after Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart. In The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie, he's the voice actor for Hal Jordan, the only one of the pair who went evil.
31st May '17 7:02:30 AM lilithisbiitter
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* Hilarious in Hindsight: Hal is named after Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart. In The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie, he's the voice actor for Hal Jordan, the only one of the pair who went evil.
17th May '17 9:27:24 AM Etheru
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* BoringButPractical: Whenever he needs to get a task done quickly, Megamind tends to rely upon the dehydration gun, since it can dispatch a threat with ease, turns something large into something compact to carry more easily, and eventually [[spoiler:helps him survive a lethal fall]].

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* BoringButPractical: Whenever he needs to get a task done quickly, Megamind tends to rely upon the dehydration gun, since it can usually dispatch a threat with ease, turns turn something large into something compact to carry more easily, and eventually [[spoiler:helps him survive a lethal fall]].
17th May '17 9:26:43 AM Etheru
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* BoringButPractical: Whenever he needs to get a task done quickly, Megamind tends to rely upon the dehydration gun, since it can dispatch a threat with ease, turns something large into something compact to carry more easily, and eventually [[spoiler:helps him survive a lethal fall]].
13th May '17 3:47:13 AM Psychadelico
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* GoodParents: Not Megamind himself, but from what little is seen of them, his prison-inmate foster parents seem to have been this, except for a tendency to teach BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad.
12th May '17 5:50:50 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:When faced against Metroman (or so he thinks), he immediately drops his "total badass super-villain" act and runs away with his cape between his legs.]]
12th May '17 5:35:45 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* BeardOfSorrow: [[spoiler:After he faked his death, he gave up shaving and grew a beard worhty of his face]].



* {{Superdickery}}: The reason the trailer portrays him as a SmugSuper.

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* {{Superdickery}}: The reason the trailer portrays him as a SmugSuper. To be fair he ''was'' pretty smug as a kid and acts quite smug as an adult. [[spoiler:For the most part.]]


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* WeaksauceWeakness: Copper. [[spoiler:Except not, just like Metroman.]]
24th Apr '17 3:08:38 PM Kid3t3rnity
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* CampStraight: Megamind has Ho Yay, Foe Yay or both with pretty much every guy in the movie, and yet he never gets explicit about any of them in that way (Dreamworks kids' movie, remember?) and actually ends up with Roxanne by the end of the movie following a naturally progressing relationship (so no Last Minute Hook Up there).

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* CampStraight: Megamind has Ho Yay, Foe Yay or both with pretty much every guy in the movie, and yet he never gets explicit about any of them in that way (Dreamworks kids' movie, remember?) and actually ends up with Roxanne by the end of the movie following a naturally progressing relationship (so no Last Minute Hook Up there).
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