History Comicbook / MegaMan

11th Feb '16 6:37:09 PM Scorntex
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* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler:Issue 55 suggests, and Ian Flynn later confirmed, that had the series continued Dr. Wily would have done ''something'' to Mister X, and taken his identity.]]
13th Jan '16 7:34:07 AM Cronosonic
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* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: Issue 55 (both the main story and the Short Circuits strip) introduce [[VideoGame/MegaManX Signas, Lifesaver, Douglas, Palette, Layer, Dr. Doppler, Lumine]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Dr. Weil, Neige, Copy X, the Four Guardians, the Resistance, Ciel]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Prometheus, Pandora, Master Albert, Master Thomas, Master Mikhail, the Biometals, Atlas, Aeolus, Siarnaq, Thetis]], [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Mega Man Volnutt, Roll Caskett, Barrell Caskett, Data, Tron Bonne, Tiesel Bonne, Bon Bonne, the Servbots, Juno]], [[VideoGame/RockmanXover Over-1, Nero L]], [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Geo Stelar]], [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]] (though both [[LawyerFriendlyCameo as silhouettes]]), [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Ruby-Spears Dr. Light, Dr Wily and Roll]], [[StylisticSuck Bad Box Art Roll, Bad European Box Art Mega Man, Intentionally Bad Box Art 9 Mega Man and Dr. Wily, and Intentionally Bad Box Art 10 Mega Man and Proto Man]]. Whew!
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* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: Issue 55 (both the main story and the Short Circuits strip) introduce [[VideoGame/MegaManX Signas, Lifesaver, Douglas, Palette, Layer, Dr. Doppler, Lumine]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Dr. Weil, Neige, Copy X, the Four Guardians, the Resistance, Ciel]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Vent, Aile, Grey, Ashe, Prometheus, Pandora, Master Albert, Master Thomas, Master Mikhail, the Biometals, Atlas, Aeolus, Siarnaq, Thetis]], [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Mega Man Volnutt, Roll Caskett, Barrell Caskett, Data, Tron Bonne, Tiesel Bonne, Bon Bonne, the Servbots, Juno]], [[VideoGame/RockmanXover Over-1, Nero L]], [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Geo Stelar]], [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]] (though both [[LawyerFriendlyCameo as silhouettes]]), [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Ruby-Spears Dr. Light, Dr Wily and Roll]], [[StylisticSuck Bad Box Art Roll, Bad European Box Art Mega Man, Intentionally Bad Box Art 9 Mega Man and Dr. Wily, and Intentionally Bad Box Art 10 Mega Man and Proto Man]]. Whew!

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* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: MergingTheBranches: Issue 55 (both 55's preview of ZX provides a rather clear indication that Flynn had plans to include all four protagonists in the main story and same timeline, instead of the Short Circuits strip) introduce [[VideoGame/MegaManX Signas, Lifesaver, Douglas, Palette, Layer, Dr. Doppler, Lumine]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Dr. Weil, Neige, Copy X, split-timeline approach the Four Guardians, the Resistance, Ciel]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Prometheus, Pandora, Master Albert, Master Thomas, Master Mikhail, the Biometals, Atlas, Aeolus, Siarnaq, Thetis]], [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Mega Man Volnutt, Roll Caskett, Barrell Caskett, Data, Tron Bonne, Tiesel Bonne, Bon Bonne, the Servbots, Juno]], [[VideoGame/RockmanXover Over-1, Nero L]], [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Geo Stelar]], [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]] (though both [[LawyerFriendlyCameo as silhouettes]]), [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Ruby-Spears Dr. Light, Dr Wily and Roll]], [[StylisticSuck Bad Box Art Roll, Bad European Box Art Mega Man, Intentionally Bad Box Art 9 Mega Man and Dr. Wily, and Intentionally Bad Box Art 10 Mega Man and Proto Man]]. Whew!actual games took.
10th Jan '16 10:58:11 AM Scorntex
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* AvengingTheVillain: As of issue 32, [[spoiler: the Stardroids are on their way to Earth to do this for Ra Moon]].
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* AvengingTheVillain: As of issue 32, [[spoiler: the Stardroids are on their way to Earth to do this for Ra Moon]].Moon. They don't arrive before the series ends]].

* BittersweetEnding: In the ''Mega Man 3'' story arc, Wily has been defeated again and Gamma cannot be used for evil. However, Mega Man had no choice but to destroy Gamma and Dr. Light does not have the funds to rebuild it. [[spoiler: Light also has to rebuild his home and lab after Wily destroyed it]] and Blues is still not on the best terms with his family, although he's finally getting better.
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* BittersweetEnding: BittersweetEnding: ** In the ''Mega Man 3'' story arc, Wily has been defeated again and Gamma cannot be used for evil. However, Mega Man had no choice but to destroy Gamma and Dr. Light does not have the funds to rebuild it. [[spoiler: Light also has to rebuild his home and lab after Wily destroyed it]] and Blues is still not on the best terms with his family, although he's finally getting better.better. ** The series ends chronologically with Kalinka Cossack being abducted by a reluctant Blues on Wily's orders, forcing her father to pretend to be a villain for him, meaning Rock cannot give up the life of constant fighting he hates so much. The final issue, meanwhile, has Doctor Light [[spoiler:witnessing all the things Dr. Wily will do, and the suffering that will happen long after both of their deaths, but also the hope of seeing the various future Mega Men, all fighting for peace, just like Rock.]]

** In issue 49, Roll suggests that if some of Wily's Robot Masters don't want to be reprogrammed, maybe they can make [[VideoGame/MegaMan7 a robot museum to live in]].
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** In issue 49, Roll suggests that if some of Wily's Robot Masters don't want to be reprogrammed, maybe they can make [[VideoGame/MegaMan7 a robot museum to live in]]. A few issues later, the museum is in the process of being built... and Concrete Man is one of the ones building it.
26th Dec '15 3:35:26 PM lalalei2001
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With issue #55, Archie [[http://www.bumbleking.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8301 put the series on hiatus]]. t's unknwon if the book will return as-is, be rebooted, or is canceled.
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With issue #55, Archie [[http://www.bumbleking.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8301 put the series on hiatus]]. t's unknwon It's unknown if the book will return as-is, be return, get rebooted, or is canceled.
26th Dec '15 3:31:37 PM lalalei2001
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Delerting natter.
With issue #55, Archie [[http://www.bumbleking.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8301 put the series on hiatus]], but certain events before then (such as interviews in which the creators referred to the book in the past tense) [[http://www.themmnetwork.com/blog/2015/12/23/archies-mega-man-truly-over-or-simply-on-hiatus and a letter sent out to subscribers on the issue's release]] suggests that [[{{Cancellation}} it's more of a die-atus]] (which ''Mega Man'' fans are probably used to at this point).
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With issue #55, Archie [[http://www.bumbleking.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8301 put the series on hiatus]], but certain events before then (such as interviews in which the creators referred to hiatus]]. t's unknwon if the book in the past tense) [[http://www.themmnetwork.com/blog/2015/12/23/archies-mega-man-truly-over-or-simply-on-hiatus and a letter sent out to subscribers on the issue's release]] suggests that [[{{Cancellation}} it's more of a die-atus]] (which ''Mega Man'' fans are probably used to at this point). will return as-is, be rebooted, or is canceled.
26th Dec '15 3:15:04 PM SpinAttaxx
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With issue #55, Archie [[http://www.bumbleking.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8301 put the series on hiatus]].
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With issue #55, Archie [[http://www.bumbleking.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8301 put the series on hiatus]]. hiatus]], but certain events before then (such as interviews in which the creators referred to the book in the past tense) [[http://www.themmnetwork.com/blog/2015/12/23/archies-mega-man-truly-over-or-simply-on-hiatus and a letter sent out to subscribers on the issue's release]] suggests that [[{{Cancellation}} it's more of a die-atus]] (which ''Mega Man'' fans are probably used to at this point).

* AfraidOfNeedles: Needle Man, ironically enough. {{Justified}} in that almost all of the Mega Man 3 Robot Masters are weak to their own weapon.
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* AfraidOfNeedles: Needle Man, ironically enough. {{Justified}} in that almost all of the Mega ''Mega Man 3 3'' Robot Masters are weak to their own weapon.weapon[[note]]But this is probably more a quirk of the game's ObviousBeta status[[/note]].

** Ra Moon is a real case of this trope.
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** Ra Moon is a real case of this trope.trope, as are the Stardroids and Shadow Man (as well as [[FaceHeelTurn Trio]]).

* CallForward:
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* CallForward:CallForward: By the truckload:

** In issue 49, Roll suggests that if some of Wily's Robot Masters don't want to be reprogrammed, maybe they can make a robot museum to live in.
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** In issue 49, Roll suggests that if some of Wily's Robot Masters don't want to be reprogrammed, maybe they can make [[VideoGame/MegaMan7 a robot museum to live in.in]]. ** During "Spiritus Ex Machina'', Pharaoh Man mentions how he dreads to think of what he'd do [[VideoGame/MegaMan4 if he were under Wily's control]]. ** While exploring the Temple of the Moon in Issue 34, Cossack decides to create [[VideoGame/MegaMan4 a Robot Master with drills]] once he returns. ** Issue 54 has parts of the under-construction ''VideoGame/MegaMan5'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' Robot Masters scattered around Wily's lab, alongside blueprints for various Wily Castles and fortresses seen in between ''VideoGame/MegaMan4'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan6''. ** Issue 53 has Concrete Man and Guts Man discussing their futures after being decommissioned - Guts Man wishing to be [[VideoGame/MegaMan7 on display]] and telling Concrete Man that [[VideoGame/MegaMan9 he'd change his mind about being recycled instead when his time comes]].

* DecompositeCharacter: In the games, Mr. X was simply a PaperThinDisguise used by Dr. Wily. In the comics, he's an separate supervillain who forces Wily into his employment and [[spoiler:is heavily hinted to be a future Xander Payne]].
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* DecompositeCharacter: In the games, Mr. X was simply a PaperThinDisguise used by Dr. Wily. In the comics, he's an separate supervillain who forces Wily into his employment and [[spoiler:is heavily hinted revealed to be a future Xander Payne]].Payne, having been affected by TimeTravel and taking TheSlowPath]].

* ForegoneConclusion: the crossover, as well as the two time travel arcs makes any reader damn sure of future many events, even if they've never played the original games or even the X games.. Any reader of either story will already know that [[spoiler: Cossack doesn't really turn evil, Bass was working for Wily, Splash Woman pulls a HeelFaceTurn, Sigma turns evil, and Mega Man never achieves everlasting peace.]]
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* ForegoneConclusion: the The crossover, as well as the two time travel arcs arcs, makes any reader damn sure of many future many events, even if they've never played the original games or even the X games.. games. Any reader of either story will already know that [[spoiler: Cossack doesn't really turn evil, Bass was working for Wily, Splash Woman pulls a HeelFaceTurn, Sigma turns evil, and Mega Man never achieves everlasting peace.]]peace]].

* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Until the second half of the Mega Man 3 story arc, Wily isn't liked by anyone ''except'' Dr. Light, who unquestionably trusts him.
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Until the second half of the Mega ''Mega Man 3 3'' story arc, Wily isn't liked by anyone ''except'' Dr. Light, who unquestionably trusts him. Though of course, he was never anyone's friend to begin with.

*** Ra Moon [[spoiler: shutting down the Mega Man 2 Robot Masters, leaving only the Light Robots to battle the BrainwashedAndCrazy Mega Man 3 Robot Masters]].
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*** Ra Moon [[spoiler: shutting down the Mega ''Mega Man 2 2'' Robot Masters, leaving only the Light Robots robots to battle the BrainwashedAndCrazy Mega ''Mega Man 3 3'' Robot Masters]].

*** Even the ending isn't safe, as [[spoiler:after his defeat, Ra Moon [[spoiler: shutting down sends a final message to his "children"... who turn out to be [[VideoGame/MegaManV Sunstar and the Mega Man 2 Robot Masters, leaving only the Light Robots to battle the BrainwashedAndCrazy Mega Man 3 Robot Masters]].Stardroids]]]].

* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/MegaManX Signas, Lifesaver, Douglas, Palette, Layer, Dr. Doppler, Dr. Weil, Lumine]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Neige, Coy X, The Four Guardians, The Resistance, Ciel, ]] [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Prometheus, Pandora, Master Albert, Master Thomas, Master Mikhail, the Biometals, Atlas, Aeolus, Siarnaq, Thetis]], [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Mega Man Volnutt, Roll Caskett, Barrell Caskett, Data, Tron Bonne, Tiesel Bonne, Bon Bonne, Servbots, Juno]], [[VideoGame/RockmanXover Over-1, Nero L]], [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Geo Stelar]], [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Megaman.exe]], [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan 90's Cartoon Dr. Light, Dr Wily and Roll]], [[StylisticSuck Bad Box Art Roll, Bad European Box Art Mega Man, Intentionally Bad Box Art 9 Mega Man and Dr. Wily, Intentionally Bad Box Art 10 Mega Man and Proto Man. ]]Whew!]]
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* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: [[spoiler: Issue 55 (both the main story and the Short Circuits strip) introduce [[VideoGame/MegaManX Signas, Lifesaver, Douglas, Palette, Layer, Dr. Doppler, Dr. Weil, Lumine]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Dr. Weil, Neige, Coy Copy X, The the Four Guardians, The the Resistance, Ciel, ]] Ciel]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Prometheus, Pandora, Master Albert, Master Thomas, Master Mikhail, the Biometals, Atlas, Aeolus, Siarnaq, Thetis]], [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Mega Man Volnutt, Roll Caskett, Barrell Caskett, Data, Tron Bonne, Tiesel Bonne, Bon Bonne, the Servbots, Juno]], [[VideoGame/RockmanXover Over-1, Nero L]], [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Geo Stelar]], [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Megaman.exe]], MegaMan.EXE]] (though both [[LawyerFriendlyCameo as silhouettes]]), [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan 90's Cartoon Ruby-Spears Dr. Light, Dr Wily and Roll]], [[StylisticSuck Bad Box Art Roll, Bad European Box Art Mega Man, Intentionally Bad Box Art 9 Mega Man and Dr. Wily, and Intentionally Bad Box Art 10 Mega Man and Proto Man. ]]Whew!]]Man]]. Whew!

* LawyerFriendlyCameo: [[spoiler:When Xander is travelling through time, he witnesses the events of ''Worlds Collide'', and sees Sonic. We don't, however.]]
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: [[spoiler:When Xander When [[spoiler:Xander is travelling through time, time]], he witnesses the events of ''Worlds Collide'', Collide'' and sees Sonic. We don't, however.]]however. ** Despite the publishing rights to ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' being held by Creator/VizMedia, issue 55's Short Circuits features MegaMan.EXE and Mega Man/Geo Stellar as silhouettes. This is also how Compass Man appears in ''[[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide Worlds Collide]]'' despite elements from ''Rockman & Forte: Mirai kara no Chōsensha'' being off-limits to Archie.

** While explaining his time-machine scheme in issue 20, Wily mentions that it's [[LampshadeHanging "almost like I've done it before"]] - which he did, in the "Future Shock" episode of the cartoon. This could also have been an in-universe CallBack[=/=]in-comic CallForward to the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide Worlds Collide]] Crossover where Dr. Wily also manipulates the fabric of space-time with the help of [[VillainousFriendship Dr. Eggman]].
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** While explaining his time-machine scheme in issue 20, Wily mentions that it's [[LampshadeHanging "almost like I've done it before"]] - which he did, in the "Future Shock" episode of the cartoon. This could also have been an in-universe CallBack[=/=]in-comic CallForward to the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide Worlds Collide]] Crossover CrossOver where Dr. Wily also manipulates the fabric of space-time with the help of [[VillainousFriendship Dr. Eggman]].

** Even if you knew nothing about the Mega Man series, Wily is obviously bad news just by looking at him in issue one.
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** Even if you knew nothing about the Mega Man ''Mega Man'' series, Wily is obviously bad news just by looking at him in issue one.

* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Played with. The first two arcs had Dr. Wily reprogramming local robots and reusing old factories for his fortresses. By the third arc, he's got his own fortress, robot minions and Robot Masters. The fourth arc has him acquire supplies by using [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Ra Moon]].
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* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Played with. The first two arcs had Dr. Wily reprogramming local robots and reusing old factories for his fortresses. By the third arc, he's got his own fortress, robot minions and Robot Masters. The fourth arc has him acquire supplies by using [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Ra Moon]].Moon]], and following the ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' adaptation he receives support from the [[VideoGame/MegaMan6 X Corporation]].

** Everyone's reaction when Ra Moon shut down the Mega Man 2 Robot Masters, leaving only the Light robots to fight.
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** Everyone's reaction when Ra Moon shut down the Mega ''Mega Man 2 2'' Robot Masters, leaving only the Light robots to fight.

* SmugSnake: For all of Wily's brilliance, he can fall into this. Most notable during the end of the Mega Man 2 arc and the Ra Moon story arc.
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* SmugSnake: For all of Wily's brilliance, he can fall into this. Most notable during the end of the Mega ''Mega Man 2 2'' arc and the Ra Moon story arc. arc. * TheSlowPath: Following the end of ''Worlds Unite'', [[spoiler:Xander is thrown thirty years into the past. By the time he "returns" to the present, he has set up the X Corporation and adopted the identity of Mr. X]].

* YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler:Xander, member of an anti-robot group, has a cybernetic implant to replace his lost eye.]] ** Gets taken a bit further. As a former conspiracy nut, he [[spoiler:Uses knowledge of the future to create a giant, shadowy organization with seemingly unlimited funds that secretly controls dozens of shell companies around the world. Not only that, he know actively finances robot terrorism.]]
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* YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler:Xander, Xander, member of an anti-robot group, has [[spoiler:has a cybernetic implant to replace his lost eye.]] ** Gets taken a bit further. As a former conspiracy nut, he [[spoiler:Uses [[spoiler:uses knowledge of the future to create a giant, shadowy organization with seemingly unlimited funds that secretly controls dozens of shell companies around the world. Not only that, he know now actively finances robot terrorism.]]terrorism]].
22nd Dec '15 6:53:05 AM Emreld3000
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* IgnoredEpiphany: [[spoiler:In the final issue, Dr. Light looks upon the events of the X and Zero series, and he starts to seriously consider if the progress of robotics is worth it... but with looking at the ZX and Legends series, he realizes that the world always has a Mega Man to protect it.]]

* RobotWar: Played with - while the robots are the ones doing most of the fighting, it's Dr. Wily who programs the robots to conquer the world. Mega Man (and later, the rest of Light's Robot Masters) are often the only ones who could fight back.
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* RobotWar: Played with - while the robots are the ones doing most of the fighting, it's Dr. Wily who programs the robots to conquer the world. Mega Man (and later, the rest of Light's Robot Masters) are often the only ones who could fight back. Played straight in the Mega Man X era.

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* RobotWar: SomethingWeForgot: Played with - while for laughs in the robots are Short Circuits for #55. [[spoiler:Mega Man Volnutt complains that he's still stuck on the ones doing most of moon, despite the fighting, it's Dr. Wily who programs comic not even coming close to covering the robots to conquer the world. Mega events of ''Mega Man (and later, the rest of Light's Robot Masters) are often the only ones who could fight back.Legends 2.'']]
9th Dec '15 1:57:56 PM Emreld3000
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** Vesper Woman is based on an unused concept design for a female robot master for ''Mega Man 9''.

* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Ra Moon, the Stardroids, Sunstar and Shadow Man are all related to each other here. In the games, no connection is made to any of them (possibly barring the Stardroids and Sunstar).
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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Ra Moon, the Stardroids, Sunstar Sunstar, and Shadow Man are all related to each other here. In the games, no connection is made to any of them (possibly barring the Stardroids and Sunstar).

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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Ra Moon, ** Gets taken a bit further. As a former conspiracy nut, he [[spoiler:Uses knowledge of the Stardroids, Sunstar and Shadow Man are all related future to each other here. In create a giant, shadowy organization with seemingly unlimited funds that secretly controls dozens of shell companies around the games, no connection is made to any of them (possibly barring the Stardroids and Sunstar).world. Not only that, he know actively finances robot terrorism.]]
9th Dec '15 1:35:36 PM Emreld3000
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* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/MegaManX Signas, Lifesaver, Douglas, Palette, Layer, Dr. Doppler, Dr. Weil, Lumine]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Neige, Coy X, The Four Guardians, The Resistance, Ciel, ]] [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Prometheus, Pandora, Master Albert, Master Thomas, Master Mikhail, the Biometals, Atlas, Aeolus, Siarnaq, Thetis]], [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Mega Man Volnutt, Roll Caskett, Barrell Caskett, Data, Tron Bonne, Tiesel Bonne, Bon Bonne, Servbots, Juno]], [[VideoGame/RockmanXover Over-1, Nero L]], [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Geo Stelar]], [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Megaman.exe]], [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan 90's Cartoon Dr. Light, Dr Wily and Roll]], [[StylisticSuck Bad Box Art Roll, Bad European Box Art Mega Man, Intentionally Bad Box Art 9 Mega Man and Dr. Wily, Intentionally Bad Box Art 10 Mega Man and Proto Man. ]]Whew!]]
16th Nov '15 5:59:20 PM qwertyuiop[qweee
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** Now Vesper Woman seems to be one for Protoman and Quake Woman.

** Now Vesper Woman seems to be one for Protoman and Quake Woman.
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