History Characters / Megamind

17th Dec '17 3:40:05 AM TitoMosquito
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* DrunkWithPower: [[spoiler: Not long after getting his powers, Hal decides that he'd rather use them for his own gain, rather than take on the responsibility of protecting the city]].

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* DrunkWithPower: [[spoiler: Not long after getting his powers, Hal decides that he'd rather use them for his own gain, rather than take on the responsibility of protecting the city]].city.]]


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* RefusalOfTheCall: He didn't ask to be a superhero, [[spoiler: he'd rather be a supervillain.]]
6th Dec '17 9:17:32 AM AnotherGuy
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* LargeHam: He revels in the trappings of being an "evil mastermind", from "The Black Mamba!" to ''weaponizing'' his hamminess as "SHOWMANSHIP!"
22nd Nov '17 5:56:06 PM creader
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Part of the reason for his StartOfDarkness.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Part of the reason for his StartOfDarkness.StartOfDarkness is how he was ostracized from his classmates (including Metro Man) due to his odd appearance and scientific mishaps. It got to the point that Megamind thought it meant the only good thing he could do was being bad.
24th Oct '17 7:24:48 AM nighttrainfm
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* CaptainErsatz: Megamind is a mixture of Brainiac and ComicBook/LexLuthor (with Superman's origin), [[spoiler: and by the end of ''Button of Doom'' has developed Batman-like characteristics]].

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* CaptainErsatz: Megamind is a mixture of Brainiac and ComicBook/LexLuthor (with Superman's origin), [[spoiler: and by the end of ''Button of Doom'' has developed Batman-like characteristics]].characteristics.]]



* GeniusBruiser: Played with. In the Prequel comic, Megamind makes their rivalry out as Brains vs. Brawn. Yet his flashback shows that he's not the DumbMuscle Megamind indicated he was; [[spoiler:but even so, his scenes as Music Man seem to hint that he can still be bit of a [[TheDitz ditz]]]].

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* GeniusBruiser: Played with. In the Prequel comic, Megamind makes their rivalry out as Brains vs. Brawn. Yet his flashback shows that he's not the DumbMuscle Megamind indicated he was; [[spoiler:but even so, his scenes as Music Man seem to hint that he can still be bit of a [[TheDitz ditz]]]].ditz]].]]



* NoNameGiven: He has no secret identity. [[spoiler: This turns out to be part of his problem]].

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* NoNameGiven: He has no secret identity. [[spoiler: This turns out to be part of his problem]].problem.]]



* StartingANewLife: [[spoiler: He [[FakingTheDead pretends to be vaporized]] so he can pursue a... erm... [[DreadfulMusician "music" career]]]].
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:Deep down, he was unhappy with his life and career]].
* StrippedToTheBone: [[spoiler:Subverted. That wasn't actually his skeleton]].

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* StartingANewLife: [[spoiler: He [[FakingTheDead pretends to be vaporized]] so he can pursue a... erm... [[DreadfulMusician "music" career]]]].
career]].]]
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:Deep down, he was unhappy with his life and career]].
career.]]
* StrippedToTheBone: [[spoiler:Subverted. That wasn't actually his skeleton]].skeleton.]]
* {{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.]]
* SupermanSubstitute: Basically Superman mixed with Elvis. The crucial difference turns out to be [[spoiler: that he has no secret identity, and is *completely* burned out as a result.]]



* {{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.]]
23rd Oct '17 4:13:36 PM Shadeblade11
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* AlliterativeName: '''M'''ega-'''m'''ind.



* BeardOfSorrow: [[spoiler:After he faked his death, he gave up shaving and grew a beard worhty of his face]].

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* BeardOfSorrow: [[spoiler:After he faked his death, he gave up shaving and grew a beard worhty worthy of his face]].
23rd Oct '17 4:12:20 PM Shadeblade11
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* AlliterativeName: '''M'''etro '''M'''an. [[spoiler: Later '''M'''usic '''Man'''man.]]

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* AlliterativeName: '''M'''etro '''M'''an. [[spoiler: Later '''M'''usic '''Man'''man.'''M'''an.]]
6th Oct '17 7:06:34 PM Pikachu4Prezident
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* AntiVillain: It quickly becomes apparent that for all his grand evil schemes (most of which go for style over substance), he's not truly playing to win. He's baffled that he actually manages to kill Metroman and it doesn't take long before he realizes that he ''needs'' someone to step up and challenge him.

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* AntiVillain: It quickly becomes apparent that for all his grand evil schemes (most of which go for style over substance), he's not truly playing to win. He's baffled that he actually manages to kill Metroman Metro Man and it doesn't take long before he realizes that he ''needs'' someone to step up and challenge him.



* TheBadGuyWins: The premise of the movie is his surprise victory over Metroman.

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* TheBadGuyWins: The premise of the movie is his surprise victory over Metroman.Metro Man.



* TragicKeepsake: His disintegrater ray is actually a modified version of his binky his parents gave him as a baby. [[TearJerker Before they died, along with the rest of his people and home planet.]]

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* TragicKeepsake: His disintegrater disintegrator ray is actually a modified version of his binky his parents gave him as a baby. [[TearJerker Before they died, along with the rest of his people and home planet.]]



* VictoryIsBoring: The whole premise of the movie.

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* VictoryIsBoring: The whole premise What he feels after killing Metro Man, and these feelings of boredom are what kickstarts the rest of the movie.movie's plot.



* BrokenAce: [[spoiler: Despite being the beloved hero and his amazing superpowers, he realized that he was pushed into the role of hero like Megamind was to being a villain. Using his superspeed to slow time relative to himself, he goes to clear his mind, ended up reading some self-help books, and then faked his death so he could retire]].

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* BrokenAce: [[spoiler: Despite being the beloved hero and his amazing superpowers, he realized that he was pushed into the role of the hero like Megamind was to being a villain. Using his superspeed SuperSpeed to slow time relative to himself, he goes to clear his mind, ended up reading some self-help books, and then faked his death so he could retire]].



* ChickMagnet: Many of ladies go ''ga-ga'' over him.

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* ChickMagnet: Many of the ladies go ''ga-ga'' over him.



* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:{{Subverted}}. Even when Hal threatens the city, Metroman refuses to help]].

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* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:{{Subverted}}. Even when Hal threatens the city, Metroman Metro Man refuses to help]].



* {{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.]]

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* {{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 on, it turns out that ''both'' of them were pushed into roles they didn't want: Megamind as a villain and Metro Man as a hero.]]



* PeekABooCorpse: [[spoiler:Turns out to be fake]].

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* PeekABooCorpse: [[spoiler:Turns [[spoiler:One that turns out to be fake]].little more than a model skeleton wrapped in a white sheet]].



* WeaksauceWeakness: According to himself, his weakness is copper. [[spoiler:Turns out, he was lying. What his real weakness is, if he has ''any'', is anyone's guess]].

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* WeaksauceWeakness: According to himself, his weakness is copper. [[spoiler:Turns out, he was lying. What his real weakness is, if he has ''any'', even ''has'' one, is anyone's guess]].



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler:Believes this of Megamind]].

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler:Believes this of Megamind]].Megamind after he declines his and Roxanne's pleas to help out against Titan]].



* BrainyBrunette: [[spoiler:Megamind even states that she's the "smartest person he knows"]].
* CaptainErsatz: She is heavily based off Superman's LoveInterest ComicBook/LoisLane.
* DamselInDistress: Roxanne is a parody of this. At first she's so used to being kidnapped and rescued that she's not fazed by it any more. [[spoiler:However, she really ends up being in danger by the end]].
* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler:She winds up falling for Megamind (without even realizing it). Trope is subverted when Megamind [[HeelFaceTurn switches sides]]]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Has a dry sense of humor.

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* BrainyBrunette: [[spoiler:Megamind even states that she's the "smartest person he knows"]].
knows" when he arrives at her apartment to ask for her help against Titan]].
* CaptainErsatz: She is heavily based off Superman's LoveInterest She's essentially Dreamwork's answer to ComicBook/LoisLane.
* DamselInDistress: Roxanne is a parody of this. At first she's She's so used to being kidnapped and rescued that she's not fazed by it any more. [[spoiler:However, she really ends up being in danger by [[spoiler:She truly qualifies for the end]].
trope once Titan goes berserk and takes her hostage during his takeover of Metro City]].
* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler:She winds up falling for Megamind (without even realizing it). Trope is It's subverted when once Megamind [[HeelFaceTurn switches sides]]]].
becomes a hero for real]]]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Has a dry sense All those years of humor.being used as bait for many of Megamind's schemes has really applied a fine razor edge to her wit.



* DudeMagnet: Gets the attention of [[AffablyEvil Megamind,]] [[TheCape Metro Man,]] and [[PsychopathicManchild Hal.]] [[spoiler:Turns out she and Metro Man weren't a couple. Obviously doesn't end up with [[{{Yandere}} Hal]]. She becomes an item with Megamind]].

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* DudeMagnet: Gets the attention of [[AffablyEvil Megamind,]] [[TheCape Metro Man,]] and [[PsychopathicManchild Hal.]] [[spoiler:Turns out [[spoiler:She reveals to Megamind that she and Metro Man weren't a couple. Obviously couple, and considering the type of person [[{{Yandere}} Hal]] is, she obviously doesn't end up with [[{{Yandere}} Hal]]. She becomes an item him; she ultimately ends up with Megamind]].



* HartmanHips: Roxanne probably has the most pronounced hips Dreamworks has created.

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* HartmanHips: Roxanne probably has the most pronounced hips on any character that Dreamworks has created.created to date.



* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:She (a human) becomes this with Megamind (an alien)]].

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* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:She (a human) becomes this [[spoiler:She, a human, ends up in one of these with Megamind (an alien)]].Megamind, an alien]].



* LovesMyAlterEgo: [[spoiler:Falling for Megamind masquerading as Bernard]].
* MagicSkirt: Her blue cocktail dress.

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* LovesMyAlterEgo: [[spoiler:Falling for Megamind masquerading as Bernard]].
[[spoiler:She ends up falling in love with Megamind's "Bernard" disguise. She eventually comes to love the real Megamind]].
* MagicSkirt: Her During the scene where she's being flown around the city by Titan, her blue cocktail dress.dress is blown all around every which way, and nary an upskirt shot is to be found.



* SmurfettePrinciple: The sole female main character of the cast.

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* SmurfettePrinciple: The sole female main character of the main cast.



* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:To Metro-Man after he reveals he [[FakingTheDead faked his own death]] just to quit his job as a hero]].

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* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:To Metro-Man Metro Man after he reveals he [[FakingTheDead faked his own death]] just to quit his job as a hero]].
6th Sep '17 1:35:49 PM G-Editor
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* LaughablyEvil: Even after he gets his super powers and [[spoiler: becomes a super villain]] he still has his idiocy making some of his moments quite funny to watch, from giving himself a wegdie to believing the Gueen of England isn't real.

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* LaughablyEvil: Even after he gets his super powers and [[spoiler: becomes a super villain]] he still has his idiocy making some of his moments quite funny to watch, from giving himself a wegdie to believing the Gueen of England isn't real.watch.
6th Sep '17 1:35:13 PM G-Editor
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* LaughablyEvil: Even after he gets his super powers and [[spoiler: becomes a super villain]] he still has his idiocy making some of his moments quite funny to watch, from giving himself a wegdie to believing the Gueen of England isn't real.
4th Sep '17 7:05:14 AM nighttrainfm
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* AscendedFanboy: Deconstructed. [[spoiler: As a regular human he secretly despises Metro Man because he thinks Roxanne is in love with him. When he gets superpowers he abuses them trying to impress Roxanne and, when rejected, goes on a selfish, childish rampage]].
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Whenever he gets angry- special note goes to when he discovers Megamind's deception]].
* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler: Titan's not nearly as heroic as Megamind hoped he would be]].

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* AscendedFanboy: Deconstructed. [[spoiler: As a regular human he secretly despises Metro Man because he thinks Roxanne is in love with him. When he gets superpowers he abuses them trying to impress Roxanne and, when rejected, goes on a selfish, childish rampage]].
rampage.]]
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Whenever he gets angry- angry - special note goes to when he discovers Megamind's deception]].
deception.]]
* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler: Titan's not nearly as heroic as Megamind hoped he would be]].be.]]



* BewareTheSuperman: [[spoiler: Uses his newfound powers to take over the city]].

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* BewareTheSuperman: [[spoiler: Uses his newfound powers to take over the city]].city.]]



* BigBad: [[spoiler:While Megamind is responsible for giving him his destructive power, Titan is the one who chose to use them for his own psychopathic amusement]].

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:While Megamind is responsible for giving him his destructive power, Titan is the one who chose to use them for his own psychopathic amusement]].amusement.]]



* CaptainErsatz: Hal is ComicBook/JimmyOlsen with the caveat that he has always hated Superman, [[spoiler: and when he becomes Titan, he takes on aspects of Superboy-Prime]].

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* CaptainErsatz: Hal is ComicBook/JimmyOlsen with the caveat that he has always hated Superman, [[spoiler: and when he becomes Titan, he takes on aspects of Superboy-Prime]].Superboy-Prime.]]



* ChaoticStupid: [[spoiler:Initially, but turns ChaoticEvil and SelfishEvil after Roxannne explicitly states that she doesn't want to be with him]].

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* ChaoticStupid: [[spoiler:Initially, but turns ChaoticEvil and SelfishEvil after Roxannne explicitly states that she doesn't want to be with him]].him.]]



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: After [[spoiler:being given superpowers by the eponymous villain, he gains his voice actor's signature hairstyle]].

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: After [[spoiler:being given superpowers by the eponymous villain, he gains his voice actor's signature hairstyle]].hairstyle.]]



* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Megamind generally goes to ridiculous extremes in lashing out at the world to get attention, but Hal nearly levels the city in a selfish rampage]].

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Megamind generally goes to ridiculous extremes in lashing out at the world to get attention, but Hal nearly levels the city in a selfish rampage]].rampage.]]



* RedIsViolent: Red hair, a lot of red on his costume, and [[spoiler:far more vicious than Megamind ever was]].
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Hal apparently thinks Titan is spelled "Tighten". [[spoiler:He's even named such in the credits and art book]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: [[spoiler: He knows full well that no-one can stop him from doing whatever he wants]].

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* RedIsViolent: Red hair, a lot of red on his costume, and [[spoiler:far more vicious than Megamind ever was]].
was.]]
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Hal apparently thinks Titan is spelled "Tighten". [[spoiler:He's even named such in the credits and art book]].
book.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: [[spoiler: He knows full well that no-one can stop him from doing whatever he wants]].wants.]]
* ShoutOut: His name is a mashup of the two most famous [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Green Lanterns.]] [[spoiler: They were also chosen to be superheroes by blue aliens, but handled it a lot better than him.]]
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