History Fridge / MegaManZero

21st Mar '18 10:16:25 PM Luigifan
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* Zero's decision to kill Weil seems to be spitting on the laws of robotics that were so important to the series. However, his decision is in accordance to the Zeroth Law of Robotics which in essence is a threshold law designed to protect the human race, as obeying law 1 would cause humanity to be harmed through inaction. It's made especially ironic given that Zero was never built with the laws in mind (Wily made him and all, and he's technically a "Robot Master"), yet he unwittingly follows the most important law.

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* Zero's decision to kill Weil seems to be spitting on the laws of robotics that were so important to the series. However, his decision is in accordance to the Zeroth Law of Robotics Robotics, which in essence is a threshold [[GodzillaThreshold threshold]] law designed to protect the human race, as obeying law 1 would cause humanity to be harmed through inaction. It's made especially ironic given that Zero was never built with the laws in mind (Wily made him and all, and he's technically a "Robot Master"), yet he unwittingly follows the most important law.



*** Weil is also a mass murderer despot. The sprirt of Law Zero was intended specifically to stop people like him (think of Adolf Hitler and Pol Pot), and will override the first law.

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*** Weil is also a mass murderer despot. The sprirt spirit of Law Zero was intended specifically to stop people like him (think of Adolf Hitler and Pol Pot), and will override the first law.



*** Speaking of which, remember the ending of ''VideoGame/MegaMan7''? Wily got away because Mega Man couldn't follow the Zeroth law. Then he went on to create the Maverick Virus, and you know the rest. By following the Zeroth Law, Zero was able to do what Mega Man could not -- destroy the villain and create an era of peace.
* The final battle with Zero and Omega Zero can mirror the fact that Zero is fighting his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide old self]]. Remember that in ''X2'', Sigma made reference to Dr. Wily for Zero being his last creation made. In ''X4'', we know who the silhouette is in the beginning of Zero's nightmare. And ''X5'', everyone obviously knows, but Sigma does not refer to him by name to X and Zero. Also, Zero was ''AxCrazy'' with Sigma's flashback. All the plot build-up from the entire ''X'' series to ''Zero 3'" makes a true resolution of the story of Zero finally taking down what represented his evil side. And since Zero lost his original body, Dr. Wily's final creation is technically destroyed, but the original Zero's mind still exists.

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*** Speaking of which, remember the ending of ''VideoGame/MegaMan7''? Wily got away because Mega Man couldn't follow the Zeroth law. Then he went on to create the Maverick Virus, and you know the rest. By following the Zeroth Law, Zero was able to do what Mega Man could not -- destroy the villain and create an era of peace.
* The final battle with Zero and Omega Zero can mirror the fact that Zero is fighting his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide old self]]. Remember that in ''X2'', Sigma made reference to Dr. Wily for Zero being his last creation made.creation. In ''X4'', we know who the silhouette is in the beginning of Zero's nightmare. And ''X5'', everyone obviously knows, but Sigma does not refer to him by name to X and Zero. Also, Zero was ''AxCrazy'' with within Sigma's flashback. All the plot build-up from the entire ''X'' series to ''Zero 3'" 3'' makes a true resolution of the story of Zero finally taking down what represented his evil side. And since Zero lost his original body, Dr. Wily's final creation is technically destroyed, but the original Zero's mind still exists.



** By extension, the [[BlindIdiotTranslation Z-Saver]] chip in the Battle Network series features Zero series Zero through the same connection.
** This may count as Fridge Heartwarming: At the end of the series, Zero is dead and is supposedly in Cyberspace. Fastforward to VideoGame/ProjectXZone, Iris is brought back thanks to the representatives of Franchise/DotHack. Now, what does .hack have in common with the Mega Man series? Cyberspace. Zero also vows to find Iris once again. So, in essence, at the end of the series, Zero and Iris are finally [[TogetherInDeath reunited]].

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** By extension, the [[BlindIdiotTranslation Z-Saver]] chip in the Battle Network ''Battle Network'' series features Zero ''Zero'' series Zero through the same connection.
** This may count as Fridge Heartwarming: At the end of the series, Zero is dead and is supposedly in Cyberspace. Fastforward to VideoGame/ProjectXZone, Iris is brought back thanks to the representatives of Franchise/DotHack. Now, what does .hack have in common with the Mega Man ''Mega Man'' series? Cyberspace. Zero also vows to find Iris once again. So, in essence, at the end of the series, Zero and Iris are finally [[TogetherInDeath reunited]].



* Of course the Proto Form[=/=]Junk Armor would reduce your defense. WordOfGod says it's the Black Zero armor from the X games. Where does Black Zero appear the first time? At the end of ''X2'', when it was easily destroyed with a single slash.
* Due to Copy X's nature, he was doomed to go crazy. When Copy X finally meets Zero, he freely admits that he is a copy of the original. But how exactly did he come to this conclusion? ''Everyone'' believed him to be the true X, except for Ciel. Imagine how his life would have been ever since he was born; he's activated as a newborn reploid with the experience of a child, but everyone around him believes that he's their beloved X come back to them. Already, he's had an impossibly heavy mantle of expectations hefted onto his shoulders before he even really knows what's going on. So he tries to fit into these large shoes and be the 'X' they want him to be -- after all, they say he's X, so he ''must'' be X, right? But... he doesn't have any of the memories or experiences of the original X. Eventually, he comes to the only real conclusion; that he's only a copy of the original. His entire life is based on a gigantic lie. If everyone knew the truth, they would abandon him, because he's not the X that everyone loved and respected. He, understandably, suffers a psychotic break. It's at this point that he begins his campaign of iron-fisted rule, because if he can't ''be'' the beloved X, then he has no choice but to be ''better'' than him in order to earn that love by his own merits. Copy X might be a cruel tyrant, but his upbringing really didn't leave any room for anything but an unstable, emotionally skewed individual.

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* Of course the Proto Form[=/=]Junk Armor would reduce your defense. WordOfGod says it's the Black Zero armor from the X ''X'' games. Where does Black Zero appear the first time? At the end of ''X2'', when it was easily destroyed with a single slash.
* Due to Copy X's nature, he was doomed to go crazy. When Copy X finally meets Zero, he freely admits that he is a copy of the original. But how exactly did he come to this conclusion? ''Everyone'' believed him to be the true X, except for Ciel. Imagine how his life would have been ever since he was born; he's activated as a newborn reploid with the experience of a child, but everyone around him believes that he's their beloved X come back to them. Already, he's had an impossibly heavy mantle of expectations hefted onto his shoulders before he even really knows what's going on. So he tries to fit into these large shoes and be the 'X' they want him to be -- after all, they say he's X, so he ''must'' be X, right? But... he doesn't have any of the memories or experiences of the original X. Eventually, he comes to the only real conclusion; that he's only a copy of the original. His entire life is based on a gigantic lie. If everyone knew the truth, they would abandon him, because he's not the X that everyone loved and respected. He, understandably, suffers a psychotic break. It's at this point that he begins his campaign of iron-fisted rule, because if he can't ''be'' the beloved X, then he has no choice but to be ''better'' than him in order to earn that love by his own merits. Copy X might be a cruel tyrant, but his upbringing really didn't leave any room for anything but an unstable, emotionally skewed individual.



** The battle music for Copy X's OneWingedAngel form, "Fake", is also a rearrangement of the battle music used for Vile and Sigma's fortress bosses in the original ''Mega Man X''. To date, Vile has ''never'' been the BigBad in ''any'' game he's appeared in; the most he's ever been is a pawn or TheDragon for Sigma, the X series' perennial BiggerBad. [[spoiler: Next time we see Copy X, he's a pawn for the ''Zero'' series BiggerBad, Dr. Weil, who's also been pulling the strings for the entire series. ''Copy X is a fake BigBad.'']]

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** The battle music for Copy X's OneWingedAngel form, "Fake", is also a rearrangement of the battle music used for Vile and Sigma's fortress bosses in the original ''Mega Man X''. To date, Vile has ''never'' been the BigBad in ''any'' game he's appeared in; the most he's ever been is a pawn or TheDragon for Sigma, the X series' perennial BiggerBad. [[spoiler: Next [[spoiler:Next time we see Copy X, he's a pawn for the ''Zero'' series BiggerBad, Dr. Weil, who's also been pulling the strings for the entire series. ''Copy X is a fake BigBad.'']]



* Think of the attitudes humanity has towards genuinely non-violent robots: in [=MM9=], we see [[spoiler:the Robot Masters are still online when Wily finds them]]. In [=MMX6=], Gate's Reploids are killed off due to their potential risks instead of merely reassigned; in the context of this series, robots are basically sentient, so humans are willing to leave living people ''to basically starve to death, or outright kill them, out of convenience.'' Yet, people like Dr. Wily and Weil get to live, with no "kill on sight" orders established before being captured. How ''horrifically'' skewed are humanity's priorities towards robots and humans to even allow this to happen? The worst part about this? This means that Dr. Weil's BreakingSpeech ''[[StrawmanHasAPoint has ground.]]'' [[HumansAreBastards Only humans understand the joy of power, indeed.]]
** This goes double when you read [[AllThereInTheManual Mega Man Zero Official Complete Works]]; his reason for starting the Elf Wars was that he thought Reploids were getting off too easy for the massive destruction caused in the Maverick Wars, especially once the plan to solve the Maverick problem was to basically install anti-virus software and call things even. On the surface, it makes sense; each ''X'' series game chronologically takes place a few months after the last one, meaning not even half a decade had passed since Reploids were made before Sigma caused multiple wars and a ColonyDrop. And similar to how Weil fails to grasps his exile was his own fault, the wars were humanity's fault for making Reploids so powerful in the first place.

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* Think of the attitudes humanity has towards genuinely non-violent robots: in [=MM9=], ''[=MM9=]'', we see [[spoiler:the Robot Masters are still online when Wily finds them]]. In [=MMX6=], ''[=MMX6=]'', Gate's Reploids are killed off due to their potential risks instead of merely reassigned; in the context of this series, robots are basically sentient, so humans are willing to leave living people ''to basically starve to death, or outright kill them, out of convenience.'' Yet, people like Dr. Wily and Weil get to live, with no "kill on sight" orders established before being captured. How ''horrifically'' skewed are humanity's priorities towards robots and humans to even allow this to happen? The worst part about this? This means that Dr. Weil's BreakingSpeech ''[[StrawmanHasAPoint has ground.]]'' [[HumansAreBastards Only humans understand the joy of power, indeed.]]
** This goes double when you read [[AllThereInTheManual Mega Man Zero Official Complete Works]]; his reason for starting the Elf Wars was that he thought Reploids were getting off too easy for the massive destruction caused in the Maverick Wars, especially once the plan to solve the Maverick problem was to basically install anti-virus software and call things even. On the surface, it makes sense; each ''X'' series game chronologically takes place a few months after the last one, meaning not even half a decade had passed since Reploids were made before Sigma caused multiple wars and a ColonyDrop. And similar to how Weil fails to grasps grasp that his exile was his own fault, the wars were humanity's fault for making Reploids so powerful in the first place.
30th Nov '17 8:12:19 AM JAG001
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** The battle music for Copy X's OneWingedAngel form is also a rearrangement of the battle music used for Vile and Sigma's fortress bosses in the original ''Mega Man X''. Vile was the first boss of that game, and easily mistaken for the BigBad as a result when he's really just a pawn for Sigma, the ''actual'' BigBad. [[spoiler: Next time we see Copy X, he's revealed to be a pawn for the ''Zero'' series' BiggerBad, Dr. Weil.]]

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** The battle music for Copy X's OneWingedAngel form form, "Fake", is also a rearrangement of the battle music used for Vile and Sigma's fortress bosses in the original ''Mega Man X''. To date, Vile was the first boss of that game, and easily mistaken for has ''never'' been the BigBad as a result when in ''any'' game he's really just appeared in; the most he's ever been is a pawn or TheDragon for Sigma, the ''actual'' BigBad. X series' perennial BiggerBad. [[spoiler: Next time we see Copy X, he's revealed to be a pawn for the ''Zero'' series' series BiggerBad, Dr. Weil.]]Weil, who's also been pulling the strings for the entire series. ''Copy X is a fake BigBad.'']]
28th Nov '17 1:06:33 PM JAG001
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** The battle music for Copy X's OneWingedAngel form is also a rearrangement of the battle music used for Vile and Sigma's fortress bosses in the original Mega Man X. Appropriate, given Zero's opinion of Copy X. He sees Copy-X the same way he saw Vile; a villainous rebel without a cause to fight for who could only ever be the BigBad of ''anything'' if there wasn't some BiggerBad for him to be a pawn of. [[spoiler: We meet the BiggerBad in ''Zero 2''.]]

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** The battle music for Copy X's OneWingedAngel form is also a rearrangement of the battle music used for Vile and Sigma's fortress bosses in the original Mega ''Mega Man X. Appropriate, given Zero's opinion of Copy X. He sees Copy-X X''. Vile was the same way he saw Vile; a villainous rebel without a cause to fight first boss of that game, and easily mistaken for who could only ever be the BigBad of ''anything'' if there wasn't some BiggerBad as a result when he's really just a pawn for him Sigma, the ''actual'' BigBad. [[spoiler: Next time we see Copy X, he's revealed to be a pawn of. [[spoiler: We meet for the BiggerBad in ''Zero 2''.''Zero'' series' BiggerBad, Dr. Weil.]]
26th Nov '17 2:46:36 PM JAG001
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** The battle music for Copy X's OneWingedAngel form is also a rearrangement of the battle music used for Vile and Sigma's fortress bosses in the original Mega Man X. Appropriate, given Zero's opinion of Copy X. He sees Copy-X the same way he saw Vile; a villainous rebel with no cause to fight for who could only ever be the BigBad of ''anything'' if there wasn't some BiggerBad for him to be a pawn to. [[spoiler: We meet the BiggerBad in ''Zero 2''.]]

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** The battle music for Copy X's OneWingedAngel form is also a rearrangement of the battle music used for Vile and Sigma's fortress bosses in the original Mega Man X. Appropriate, given Zero's opinion of Copy X. He sees Copy-X the same way he saw Vile; a villainous rebel with no without a cause to fight for who could only ever be the BigBad of ''anything'' if there wasn't some BiggerBad for him to be a pawn to.of. [[spoiler: We meet the BiggerBad in ''Zero 2''.]]
26th Nov '17 2:45:16 PM JAG001
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** The battle music for Copy X's OneWingedAngel form is also a rearrangement of the battle music used for Vile and Sigma's fortress bosses in the original Mega Man X. Appropriate, given Zero's opinion of Copy X. He sees Copy-X the same way he saw Vile; a villainous rebel with no cause to fight for who could only ever be the BigBad of ''anything'' if there wasn't some BiggerBad for him to be a pawn to. [[spoiler: We meet the BiggerBad in ''Zero 2''.]]
10th Nov '17 8:58:20 PM JAG001
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** It was also in the underground lab Ciel found Zero in, so that data probably included backups of Zero's memories, in addition to blueprints for his weapons. So this might also be why he never completely recovers from his EasyAmnesia.

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** It was also in the underground lab Ciel found Zero in, so that data probably included backups of Zero's memories, in addition to blueprints for his weapons. So this mission might also be why he never completely recovers from his EasyAmnesia.
IdentityAmnesia.
10th Nov '17 8:53:18 PM JAG001
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* In the first game, you're sent to retrieve data from the intro level. When you get back with it, Ciel laments that aside from the Triple Rod and Shield Boomerang blueprints, most of the data was corrupted and useless. Because it was stored on the server inside the boss you shot at, electrocuted, and/or sliced in half to get to it. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops.]]
** It was also in the underground lab Ciel found Zero in, so that data probably included backups of Zero's memories, in addition to blueprints for his weapons.

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* In the first game, you're sent to retrieve data from the intro level. When you get back with it, Ciel laments that aside from the Triple Rod and Shield Boomerang blueprints, most of the data was corrupted and useless. Because it It was stored on the in a server inside in Maha Ganeshariff's body. Maha Ganeshariff's elemental weakness was the boss you shot at, electrocuted, and/or sliced in half to get to it. Thunder Chip. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops.]]
What happens to data when the server it's stored on gets zapped by lightning multiple times?]]
** It was also in the underground lab Ciel found Zero in, so that data probably included backups of Zero's memories, in addition to blueprints for his weapons.
weapons. So this might also be why he never completely recovers from his EasyAmnesia.
3rd Nov '17 1:52:03 PM JAG001
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* In the first game, you're sent to retrieve data from the intro level. When you get back with it, Ciel laments that most of the data was corrupted and useless; they were only able to recover enough of it to create the Triple Rod and Shield Boomerang. Because it was stored on the server inside the boss you shot at, electrocuted, and/or sliced in half to get to it. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops.]]

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* In the first game, you're sent to retrieve data from the intro level. When you get back with it, Ciel laments that aside from the Triple Rod and Shield Boomerang blueprints, most of the data was corrupted and useless; they were only able to recover enough of it to create the Triple Rod and Shield Boomerang.useless. Because it was stored on the server inside the boss you shot at, electrocuted, and/or sliced in half to get to it. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops.]]
3rd Nov '17 1:51:09 PM JAG001
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* In the first game, you're sent to retrieve data from the intro level. When you get back with it, Ciel laments that most of the data was corrupted and useless; they were only able to recover enough of it to create the Triple Rod and Shield Boomerang. Because it was stored on the server inside the boss you shot at, electrocuted, and/or sliced in half to get to it. And it was in the lab Zero was found in before Maha Ganeshariff got to it, so that data probably included backups of Zero's memories, in addition to blueprints for his weapons. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Whoops.]]

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* In the first game, you're sent to retrieve data from the intro level. When you get back with it, Ciel laments that most of the data was corrupted and useless; they were only able to recover enough of it to create the Triple Rod and Shield Boomerang. Because it was stored on the server inside the boss you shot at, electrocuted, and/or sliced in half to get to it. And it was in the lab Zero was found in before Maha Ganeshariff got to it, so that data probably included backups of Zero's memories, in addition to blueprints for his weapons. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Whoops.Oops.]]
** It was also in the underground lab Ciel found Zero in, so that data probably included backups of Zero's memories, in addition to blueprints for his weapons.
3rd Nov '17 1:48:05 PM JAG001
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* In the first game, you're sent to retrieve data from the intro level. When you get back with it, Ciel laments that most of the data was corrupted and useless; they were only able to recover enough of it to create the Triple Rod and Shield Boomerang. Because it was stored on the server inside the boss you shot at, electrocuted, and/or sliced in half to get to it. And it was in the lab Zero was found in before Maha Ganeshariff got to it, so that data probably included backups of Zero's memories, in addition to blueprints for his weapons. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Whoops.]]
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