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4th May '16 2:20:52 AM DonPiano
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* This Troper gave some thought on why Zero is named "Zero", How he can do exceptionally high close range damage at the expense of low armor, and also as a character why he has a tendency to rush headlong to face impossible odds, performing extraordinarily heroic feats [[spoiler: getting himself killed at least three times counting both series he participates in the process]]. Then I remembered the Japanese airplanes employed during World War II, The A6M2 "Zeroes" who were destructive in close range, but fragile compared to most other fighter planes, and several pilots who were about to die or ran out of ammunition... who were instructed beforehand by their superiors that they may not make it out alive, crashed their ships into targets as a last ditch effort, creating the suicidal term known as "Kamikaze", and they were revered for such heroic acts. Interesting stuff.
** Becomes more brilliant in Marvel vs Capcom 3. The opening quote for Captain America to Zero is "Your name's Zero? Hope you don't fight like one." Now what war did Cap fight in? And what war did the A6M2 Zeroes fight in? That's right, Cap isn't insulting Zero, he's tense about his fighting style. KMan

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* This Troper gave some thought on why Zero is named "Zero", How he can do exceptionally high close range damage at the expense of low armor, and also as a character why he has a tendency to rush headlong to face impossible odds, performing extraordinarily heroic feats [[spoiler: getting himself killed at least three times counting both series he participates in the process]]. Then I remembered the Japanese airplanes employed during World War II, The A6M2 [=A6M2=] "Zeroes" who were destructive in close range, but fragile compared to most other fighter planes, and several pilots who were about to die or ran out of ammunition... who were instructed beforehand by their superiors that they may not make it out alive, crashed their ships into targets as a last ditch effort, creating the suicidal term known as "Kamikaze", and they were revered for such heroic acts. Interesting stuff.
** Becomes more brilliant in Marvel vs Capcom 3. The opening quote for Captain America to Zero is "Your name's Zero? Hope you don't fight like one." Now what war did Cap fight in? And what war did the A6M2 [=A6M2=] Zeroes fight in? That's right, Cap isn't insulting Zero, he's tense about his fighting style. KMan



** Actually, that was a major point of the Battle Network series, according to the WordOfGod itself. [[SubvertedTrope Unfortunately]], it only works until the 4th Battle Network game, when TheGiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere FinalBoss appears. Meet Duo, a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien in charge of an EarthShatteringKaboom Mobile, which [[FridgeLogic suggests that there may be more than one nail for the wanting]].

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** Actually, that was a major point of the Battle Network series, according to the WordOfGod itself. [[SubvertedTrope Unfortunately]], it only works until the 4th Battle Network game, when TheGiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere the GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere FinalBoss appears. Meet Duo, a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien in charge of an EarthShatteringKaboom Mobile, which [[FridgeLogic suggests that there may be more than one nail for the wanting]].



* This troper finally noticed a pattern in ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission.'' The game is divided into a total of ten chapters. You fight a boss at the end of each chapter. The first boss is a flunky with no real impact on the story, it's just...y'know, there. The next eight stages are the main bosses (with two battles in Chapter 9) and the final chapter is the boss rush and final bosses. In the main ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, you fight an intro boss, eight Maverick bosses, and then a boss rush leading into the final battle. While Command Mission was essentially the EnsembleDarkForce of the series, they kept the same pattern all along. --{{Tropers/TimeTravelerEon}}

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* This troper finally noticed a pattern in ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission.'' The game is divided into a total of ten chapters. You fight a boss at the end of each chapter. The first boss is a flunky with no real impact on the story, it's just...y'know, there. The next eight stages are the main bosses (with two battles in Chapter 9) and the final chapter is the boss rush and final bosses. In the main ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, you fight an intro boss, eight Maverick bosses, and then a boss rush leading into the final battle. While Command Mission was essentially the EnsembleDarkForce EnsembleDarkhorse of the series, they kept the same pattern all along. --{{Tropers/TimeTravelerEon}}



* There is a good reason why Proto Man marks his entrance with a whistle, and why the ending to Mega Man 3 is an extended version of his whistle. Blind Willie McTell, a blues performer, would often encourage his audience members to whistle during his songs. This started a tradition of whistling during a blues concert, and later stuck with Proto Man, which makes even more sense seeing that his real name is Blues.

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* There is a good reason why Proto Man marks his entrance with a whistle, and why the ending to Mega Man 3 is an extended version of his whistle. Blind Willie McTell, [=McTell=], a blues performer, would often encourage his audience members to whistle during his songs. This started a tradition of whistling during a blues concert, and later stuck with Proto Man, which makes even more sense seeing that his real name is Blues.



* When you think about it, some of the villians ''[[TheBadGuysWin won]]'' in a way. Dr Wily managed to surpass Dr Light, considering Zero not only outlasted X, [[EnsembleDarkforce but become a greater hero than him.]] Sigma ultimately won, since humanity ultimately died out and machines (or Carbons, if you will) took over.

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* When you think about it, some of the villians ''[[TheBadGuysWin won]]'' in a way. Dr Wily managed to surpass Dr Light, considering Zero not only outlasted X, [[EnsembleDarkforce [[EnsembleDarkhorse but become a greater hero than him.]] Sigma ultimately won, since humanity ultimately died out and machines (or Carbons, if you will) took over.



* We all know that Dr Weil is the [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissitic]], [[ForTheEvulz ultra-sadistic]], [[FantasticRacism prejudiced]] epitome of all that is wrong in the world. But, when you think about it, many of his {{Breaking Speech}}es [[StrawmanHasAPoint have ground.]] Indeed, if it wasn't for ItsAllAboutMe, they'd be quite chilling, and Weil nightmarish on a very personal level. You want some examples?
** Dr Weil thinks that HumansAreBastards, since only they can appreciate [[AmbitionIsEvil the joy of controlling people and Reploids.]] Remember, back in Mega Man X4, the main reason the Repliforce had a HeelFaceTurn was because they thought humanity wouldn't like them making a world for Reploids only. Plus, let's look at the motives behind major Mavericks: Sigma saw himself as a WellIntentionedExtremist, Gate had a FreudianExcuse(how would you feel if your creations were hunted down by your peers?), [[spoiler:Lumine]] thought [[TheDarwinist he was only fufilling evolution's course]], and Elpizo is a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. Constrast Dr Wily, who wanted to TakeOverTheWorld out of pride, and Dr Weil himself.
*** The Repliforce was indicted because they were framed and [[IdiotBall they themselves]] [[WhatAnIdiot undermined]] the efforts to exonerate themselves all because of a [[HonorBeforeReason massive robotic dick-waggling contest on their part]]. As for Lumine: [[YouFailBiologyForever EVOLUTION DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!!]]

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* We all know that Dr Dr. Weil is the [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissitic]], [[ForTheEvulz ultra-sadistic]], [[FantasticRacism prejudiced]] epitome of all that is wrong in the world. But, when you think about it, many of his {{Breaking Speech}}es [[StrawmanHasAPoint have ground.]] Indeed, if it wasn't for ItsAllAboutMe, they'd be quite chilling, and Weil nightmarish on a very personal level. You want some examples?
** Dr Weil thinks that HumansAreBastards, since only they can appreciate [[AmbitionIsEvil the joy of controlling people and Reploids.]] Remember, back in Mega Man X4, the main reason the Repliforce had a HeelFaceTurn was because they thought humanity wouldn't like them making a world for Reploids only. Plus, let's look at the motives behind major Mavericks: Sigma saw himself as a WellIntentionedExtremist, Gate had a FreudianExcuse(how would you feel if your creations were hunted down by your peers?), [[spoiler:Lumine]] thought [[TheDarwinist [[TheSocialDarwinist he was only fufilling evolution's course]], and Elpizo is a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. Constrast Dr Wily, who wanted to TakeOverTheWorld out of pride, and Dr Weil himself.
*** The Repliforce was indicted because they were framed and [[IdiotBall they themselves]] [[WhatAnIdiot undermined]] the efforts to exonerate themselves all because of a [[HonorBeforeReason massive robotic dick-waggling contest on their part]]. As for Lumine: [[YouFailBiologyForever [[HollywoodEvolution EVOLUTION DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!!]]
21st Oct '15 2:28:50 PM wrm5
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* The OneUp item looks like your character's head. It could just be a useful way of graphically showing these things... or maybe it actually IS a spare head, complete with a hard drive containing a copy of the character's programming so they can be rebuilt and reactivated immediately.
16th Oct '15 2:24:48 PM arcada188
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** Also, his stage is a robot junkyard, which is essentially graveyard to robots. Dustman is designed to inhale garbage, and his vacuum is implied to be his "mouth". That's right: ''[[ImAHumanitarian Dustman is a robot cannibal]]''.
7th Aug '15 12:33:50 PM Bat178
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* In ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'', when playing as Ashe, you visit the Mysterious Lab, however, the bridge is destroyed (Which was the result of Grey beating his intro boss) leaving Grey's intro area of the Lab inaccessible and Model A mentions that it looks like there was a fight there, while when playing as Grey, you can see the remains of Ashe's intro boss in the Oil Fields. This shows that both characters went through their intro stages. However, Grey is nowhere to be seen when playing as Ashe, and Ashe is nowhere to be seen when playing as Grey. This implies that the opposite player character to the one you are currently playing as died at the end of their intro stage, Grey falling to his death when the bridge is destroyed, and Ashe being killed by Prometheus on the Raiders' airship.
19th Jun '15 5:02:11 AM AceOfScarabs
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** ''Sigma'' has facial scars that are based on both the time Zero nearly beat him to death and the time X gave him the Shining Finger treatment in the Day of Sigma event. Even when creating new incarnations of himself, he keeps these scar-like markings on his face. Slash Beast, being a Proud Soldier Reploid, would probably keep the scarred appearance of his face out of pride.
18th Jun '15 6:50:32 PM Stealth
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** In "Bad Day At Peril Park", Mega Man can't beat Hard Man in a straight battle, but when fires a blaster shot into Hard Man's mouth, this causes Hard Man to go out of control and explode--rather than just falling apart at the seams like other robots have, he violently explodes into bits of shredded shrapnel. Hard Man never reappears after this episode. Mega Man must have destroyed him utterly ''on screen.'' Holy crap.
10th Jun '15 2:44:48 PM DracoKanji
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*** Actually, all of this is Jossed. Inafune stated in an interview that he really liked a game called ''Rush 'n Crash'' from Capcom's very early catalog. The dog is named after that game.
27th May '15 6:45:30 AM akanesarumara
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* [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Wood Man]] is reeeally weak to two things (which is not unusual, take Metal Man for example): the weapon from Heat Man... and the one from Metal Man. Forest fires and chainsaws, anyone? (He's also weak to a well-placed and well-timed attack from Air Man's weapon as well, perhaps referencing storms tearing out trees.)
26th Mar '15 12:37:04 PM MathematicalVoid
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** On the other hand, it's not like he hasn't [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/Needle_Man tried to beat Mega Man with a spike-themed Robot Master]] before.
23rd Mar '15 8:54:53 PM nombretomado
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** The pipe itself is a nod to [[FinalFight a certain ex-wrestler mayor]]'s favorite weapon.

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** The pipe itself is a nod to [[FinalFight [[VideoGame/FinalFight a certain ex-wrestler mayor]]'s favorite weapon.
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