History Fridge / Megamind

5th Apr '18 4:48:43 PM H8FearADRLuv
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** In an ironic twist, while Titan became a bi-product of Megamind's evil teachings, the new and improved Megamind becomes a new hero thanks to Roxanne's (unintentional teachings about being a hero). It's about doing nice things for good people because it makes them happy, not because you get something in return. He also learned to utilize his abilities for good (cleaning the city for instance), which explains why Megamind is later [[CharacterDevelopment disgusted by Hal/Titan's blatant abuse of his powers for selfish purposes]].


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* This is more like "fridge stupidity" in Hal's case: why in the world does he think the tiny suit meant he had a son when he's not even married? When you think about it, this is the same guy who is convinced that a complete stranger is his "Space Dad" (and that he also has a "[[PaperThinDisguise space step-mom]]"). So of course he'd be convinced that out of blue, he has a "Space son".
4th Apr '18 4:19:08 PM Tightwire
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* The seeds for [[spoiler:Metro Man's emergence as "Music Man" were sown pretty early on in the film. In the backstory montage, while young Megamind dehydrates/rehydrates Minion, young Metro Man is ''playing ukulele'' in the background. The music career didn't just come out of nowhere, it had been a hobby since boyhood, pushed to the side by the superhero career.]] Granted, he had talent...

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* The seeds for [[spoiler:Metro Man's emergence as "Music Man" were sown pretty early on in the film. In the backstory montage, while young Megamind dehydrates/rehydrates Minion, young Metro Man is ''playing ukulele'' in the background. The When the museum is opened, he behaves very much like a rockstar at a concert entertaining his fans. It seems that his whole life, he's wanted to be in the music career didn't just come out of nowhere, it had been a hobby since boyhood, pushed to the side by business, but the superhero career.]] Granted, he had talent...powers and the games with Megamind just got in the way.



** To add another note, Metro Man's costume does resemble something [[spoiler:music stars]] would wear. Specifically, [[spoiler:Elvis.]]
*** Keep in mind the song that's playing during that scene: "A Little Less Conversation" [[spoiler:... sung by Elvis.]]

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** To add another note, Metro Man's costume does resemble something [[spoiler:music stars]] would wear. Specifically, [[spoiler:Elvis.]]
*** Keep in mind the
Elvis. The song that's playing during that scene: "A Little Less Conversation" [[spoiler:...Conversation"... sung by Elvis.]]



** In light of this monologue and who it describes (someone of noble heart and mind, who puts the welfare of others before their own), consider also who's calling him -- no one said the perfect candidate had to be a man...
** Man, I was fooled by that too--I predicted that the hero would be Roxanne; she would be perfect! But I was disappointed to find out it was [[spoiler: Hal]] that got the abilities. She would have been the right choice, though, [[spoiler: and that's why she didn't get the powers: choosing her would have ended the story right then and there.]]
** If Megamind's repeated kidnappings of Roxanne are a type of subconscious courtship ritual, then she's the last person he'd want to have the powers. Not only would it have recast her in the role of adversary, it would have made her ''impossible to kidnap.''
** Or the idea ''did'' come to him - fleetingly - then he realized he'd be fighting a ''woman''; and that's most likely not his style.

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** In light of this monologue and who it describes (someone of noble heart and mind, who puts the welfare of others before their own), consider also who's calling him -- no one said the perfect candidate had to be a man...
** Man, I was fooled by that too--I predicted that the hero would be Roxanne; she would be perfect! But I was disappointed to find out it was [[spoiler: Hal]] that got the abilities. She would have been the right choice, though, [[spoiler: and that's why she didn't get the powers: choosing her would have ended the story right then and there.]]
** If
man. Trouble is, Megamind's repeated kidnappings of only known Roxanne are as a type of subconscious courtship ritual, victim his whole life. He completely overlooks her as a candidate - which is fortunate, because then she's the last person he'd want to have the powers. Not only would it have recast her in the role of adversary, it she would have made fought him with her ''impossible to kidnap.''
** Or the idea ''did'' come to
new powers and sent him - fleetingly - then he realized he'd be fighting a ''woman''; and that's most likely not his style.to jail.



** And Megamind doesn't have his assistant Minion with him either.



* When Megamind and Minion go into their Space Dad/Space Step-Mom disguises, Minion has a PaperThinDisguise, presumably because he doesn't have Megamind's hologram watch. But later [[spoiler: he is disguised as Megamind while Megamind is disguised as Metroman]]. So why didn't Minion have a better Space Step-Mom disguise?
** His current Space Step-Mom disguise worked and he liked it or was used to it.
** Or maybe Megamind realized that such disguises may not fool all the citizens of Metro City and created another hologram watch for Minion to use before the battle.
** [[RuleOfFunny Well it worked, didn't it?]]
** Yeah, it seems kind of dumb that Hal is taken in by 'Space Stepmom', but it seems he's never met Minion. Apart from everything else, how's Hal meant to know that his alien space-father ''wouldn't'' marry some kind of hyper-intelligent fish in a robot gorilla suit and wig? Why wouldn't their alien customs seem rather... alien? It's not a high-tech disguise like Mega-Mind's, but it didn't ''need'' to be. When it DID need to be a great disguise, he DID use the watch.
** From a Doylist perspective it convinces the watcher that there is only one watch without stating it and therefore helps selling the disguises at the end.



** He looks like -- and acts, and Megamind probably insists that -- he's the type of guy who buys multiple versions of the same clothes.

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** He looks like -- - and acts, and Megamind probably insists that -- - he's the type of guy who buys multiple versions of the same clothes.



* Hal/Tighten is fooled by Minion's PaperThinDisguise. It seems like it's him being stupid. Well, Minion isn't in the limelight the way Megamind is. In fact, who cares about minions at all? And this is his Space Dad, who married again. Maybe Space Step-moms look like fish in robot suits, for all he knows.

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* Hal/Tighten When Megamind and Minion go into their Space Dad/Space Step-Mom disguises, Minion has a PaperThinDisguise, presumably because he doesn't have Megamind's hologram watch. But later [[spoiler: he is fooled by Minion's PaperThinDisguise. disguised as Megamind while Megamind is disguised as Metroman]]. So why didn't Minion have a better Space Step-Mom disguise?
** At the time there was only one watch. Once they needed two watches, they made a second.
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It seems like it's him being stupid. Well, Minion isn't kind of dumb that Hal is taken in the limelight the way Megamind is. In fact, who cares about minions at all? And this is by 'Space Stepmom', but he's never met Minion. Apart from everything else, how's Hal meant to know that his Space Dad, who married again. Maybe Space Step-moms look like alien space-father ''wouldn't'' marry some kind of hyper-intelligent fish in a robot suits, for all gorilla suit and wig? Why wouldn't their alien customs seem rather... alien? It's not a high-tech disguise like Mega-Mind's, but it didn't ''need'' to be. When it DID need to be a great disguise, he knows.
DID get a watch.
20th Feb '18 2:02:39 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Let's not forget the {{foreshadowing}} done where the magazine used to show [[spoiler: Hal]] as Metro City's new hero is used to show who really becomes a hero and gets [[HotScoop Roxanne.]]

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** Let's not forget the {{foreshadowing}} done where the magazine used to show [[spoiler: Hal]] as Metro City's new hero is used to show who really becomes a hero and gets [[HotScoop Roxanne.]]
18th Dec '17 2:35:12 PM megagutsman
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* Megaman had ''Superman's'' origin -- except he wasn't raised by a kindly couple, but prison inmates. Note his parents ''are wearing white''.

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* Megaman Megamind had ''Superman's'' origin -- except he wasn't raised by a kindly couple, but prison inmates. Note his parents ''are wearing white''.
6th Dec '17 9:34:00 AM AnotherGuy
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* Megaman had ''Superman's'' origin -- except he wasn't raised by a kindly couple, but prison inmates. Note his parents ''are wearing white''.
26th Nov '17 12:47:47 PM Sirocco
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**From a Doylist perspective it convinces the watcher that there is only one watch without stating it and therefore helps selling the disguises at the end.
13th Nov '17 8:28:36 AM LarenKing
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\n*Megamind's habit of mispronouncing words isn't just an endearing trait. It's something that happens in real life to people who read more than they talk with people, and as a result have a large vocabulary without a real idea of how any of the words are actually pronounced. It's another indication of his solitude.



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** That, and Megamind was clearly freaking out. It might have occurred to him later, if he weren't so distracted by everything else.
1st Oct '17 10:34:03 PM AnotherGuy
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** When Roxanne tells "Megamind" that she knew he'd come back, "Megamind" replies that that made one of them. Knowing it's Minion saying that, it's even funnier. Also, "Megamind" said the plan was to not die, which recalls Minion giving a FlatWhat when Megamind said they were probably going to die.
1st Oct '17 9:56:15 PM AnotherGuy
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* More like Fridge Sadness, but Megamind has no idea what a window is. Considering he's either in jail or an underground lair...
24th Sep '17 5:01:13 PM Tightwire
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* Hal/Tighten is fooled by Minion's PaperThinDisguise. It seems like it's him being stupid. Well, Minion isn't in the limelight the way Megamind is. In fact, who cares about minions at all? And this is his Space Dad, who married again. Maybe Space Step-moms look like fish in robot suits, for all he knows.
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