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21st May '17 11:20:11 AM snichols1973
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** The schoolhouse that Megamind and his rival attended as kids turns out to be [[spoiler: Metro Man's Fortress of Solitude]].
21st May '17 9:35:52 AM snichols1973
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* LonelyAtTheTop: Megamind experiences this after going on a crime spree with no Metro Man to stop him; Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again, Naturally" plays in the background to emphasize this:
-->'''Minion''': Is... is something wrong, sir?
-->'''Megamind''' [dejectedly]: Just think about it: We have it all; yet we have nothing. It's just too easy now.
-->'''Minion''': I'm sorry, you've lost me, sir.
-->'''Megamind''': I mean... we did it, right?
-->'''Minion''': Uh, well... ''you'' did it, sir. Yes, you've made that perfectly clear.
-->'''Megamind''': Then why do I feel so ''"melun-choly"''?
-->'''Minion''': ''"Melun-choly"''?
-->'''Megamind''': Unhappy.
-->'''Minion''': Oh, uh... what if tomorrow, we could go kidnap Roxanne Ritchi? That always seems to lift your spirits!
-->'''Megamind''': Good idea, Minion; but without him, what's the point?
-->'''Minion''': ''Him'', sir?
-->'''Megamind''': Nothing.
4th May '17 8:47:38 PM Eddy1215
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-->'''Megamind''': Oh, YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Minion, [[IfWeSurviveThis if I live]], [[IllKillYou I will kill you!]]

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-->'''Megamind''': Oh, YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Minion, [[MisplacedRetribution Minion]], [[IfWeSurviveThis if I live]], [[IllKillYou I will kill you!]]
4th May '17 8:45:16 PM Eddy1215
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* ChekhovsGag: During the DeatTrap scene, Megamind's [[SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass solar-powered]] DeathRay didn't fire instantly because it was '[[{{Irony}} warming up]]'. During the climax, [[spoiler:when Megamind retrieves his super power infusion gun to stop Titan, he can't use it immediately because ''it'' is warming up]].

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* ChekhovsGag: During the DeatTrap DeathTrap scene, Megamind's [[SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass solar-powered]] DeathRay didn't fire instantly because it was '[[{{Irony}} warming up]]'. During the climax, [[spoiler:when Megamind retrieves his super power infusion gun to stop Titan, he can't use it immediately because ''it'' is warming up]].
4th May '17 8:44:17 PM Eddy1215
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* ChekhovsGag: During the DeatTrap scene, Megamind's [[SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass solar-powered]] DeathRay didn't fire instantly because it was '[[{{Irony}} warming up]]'. During the climax, [[spoiler:when Megamind retrieves his super power infusion gun to stop Titan, he can't use it immediately because ''it'' is warming up]].
-->'''Megamind''': Oh, YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Minion, [[IfWeSurviveThis if I live]], [[IllKillYou I will kill you!]]
5th Mar '17 7:48:26 PM ZombieAladdin
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* GeniusThriller: Becomes this in the third act when Titan relentlessly tries to kill Megamind. Megamind has to use his devices in creative ways to keep one step ahead of Titan, as he knows he doesn't stand a chance against Titan in a fair fight.
3rd Feb '17 6:03:29 PM creader
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** Minion initially wants to take back Metro Man's powers from Hal, citing it was a terrible idea. Later on, Minion states that Hal doesn't look like a hero. [[spoiler:On both accounts, he's right.]]
1st Feb '17 8:05:33 PM creader
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* BilledAboveTheTitle[=/=]CelebrityVoiceActor: The latter is par for the course with Dreamworks, obviously, but they have been pretty good about avoiding the former after the ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' backlash. Until "[[Creator/WillFerrell FERRELL]] VS. [[Creator/BradPitt PITT]]", that is.

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* BilledAboveTheTitle[=/=]CelebrityVoiceActor: BilledAboveTheTitle: The latter is par for the course with Dreamworks, obviously, but they have been pretty good about avoiding the former after the ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' backlash. Until "[[Creator/WillFerrell FERRELL]] VS. [[Creator/BradPitt PITT]]", that is.



* BoringInvincibleHero: Metro Man, it seems, has no weaknesses. [[spoiler:No, not even copper]].
** The interesting thing is, [[spoiler:it's boring to nobody ''except him''. And it makes sense. He says himself that at the part where he fakes his own death that he's just "going through the motions." Megamind tries to take over the city, Metro Man defeats him. Day in and day out, (presumably) every single day. And the city keeps expecting him to do this for goodness-knows-how-long. He wants to do something else, darn it!]]

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* BoringInvincibleHero: Metro Man, it seems, has no weaknesses. [[spoiler:No, not even copper]]. \n** The interesting thing is, [[spoiler:it's boring to nobody ''except him''. And it makes sense. He says himself that at the part where he fakes his own death that he's just "going through the motions." Megamind tries to take over the city, Metro Man defeats him. Day in and day out, (presumably) every single day. And the city keeps expecting him to do this for goodness-knows-how-long. He wants to do something else, darn it!]]



* BrickJoke

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* BrickJokeBrickJoke:



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* DoNotCallMePaul[=/=]ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:Titan tells Roxanne never to call him Hal ever again. He is Titan from now on]].

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* DoNotCallMePaul[=/=]ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:Titan DoNotCallMePaul:
**[[spoiler:Titan
tells Roxanne never to call him Hal ever again. He is Titan from now on]].



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* {{Foil}}: As expected, Metro Man and Megamind are foils for each other, being complete opposites in level of superpowers, moral outlooks, and style, but yet NotSoDifferent after all.

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* {{Foil}}: {{Foil}}:
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As expected, Metro Man and Megamind are foils for each other, being complete opposites in level of superpowers, moral outlooks, and style, but yet NotSoDifferent after all.



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* HamToHamCombat[=/=]YouFightLikeACow: Fights between Megamind and Metro Man involve a lot of this. When duking it out with [[spoiler:Titan]] for the first time, Megamind tries it on his new enemy, but realizes he is too bull-headed and spiteful for this kind of duel.

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* HamToHamCombat[=/=]YouFightLikeACow: HamToHamCombat: Fights between Megamind and Metro Man involve a lot of this. When duking it out with [[spoiler:Titan]] for the first time, Megamind tries it on his new enemy, but realizes he is too bull-headed and spiteful for this kind of duel.



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* IronicEcho: "Ollo."

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* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
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"Ollo."



* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}[=/=]{{Malaproper}}: Megamind pronounces a lot of words oddly. Sometimes it is intentional in order to sound more evilish, other times it is just mispronunciation. For example, he says "Ollo" instead of "Hello", "Shul" instead of "School" (See also BilingualBonus above) and "Metrocity" (rhymes with "atrocity") instead of "Metro City". It becomes SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay later in the film.

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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}[=/=]{{Malaproper}}: Tro-PAY}} Megamind pronounces a lot of words oddly. Sometimes it is intentional in order to sound more evilish, other times it is just mispronunciation. For example, he says "Ollo" instead of "Hello", "Shul" instead of "School" (See also BilingualBonus above) and "Metrocity" (rhymes with "atrocity") instead of "Metro City". It becomes SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay later in the film.



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* LoyalAnimalCompanion[=/=]NonHumanSidekick: Minion.

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* LoyalAnimalCompanion[=/=]NonHumanSidekick: Minion.LoyalAnimalCompanion: Minion.
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1st Feb '17 4:55:16 PM creader
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* [[AllAnimalsAreDogs All Robots Are Dogs]]: The Brain-bots act like a big group of puppies when not carrying out an evil plan--they swarm over to Megamind at the start while Minion says they missed him, play fetch with wrenches and Megamind frequently refers to himself as "Daddy" regarding them (much like most pet-owners do).

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* [[AllAnimalsAreDogs All Robots Are Dogs]]: AllAnimalsAreDogs: The Brain-bots act like a big group of puppies when not carrying out an evil plan--they swarm over to Megamind at the start while Minion says they missed him, play fetch with wrenches and Megamind frequently refers to himself as "Daddy" regarding them (much like most pet-owners do).



* DitzyGenius: Megamind.
** Comes to a head when he discovers that [[spoiler: Metro Man is still alive. His reaction: ask the ethereal shade what messages he brings from beyond, and ''poke his face'' to see if he's incorporeal]].

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* DitzyGenius: Megamind.
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Megamind. Comes to a head when he discovers that [[spoiler: Metro Man is still alive. His reaction: ask the ethereal shade what messages he brings from beyond, and ''poke his face'' to see if he's incorporeal]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Hal]] gets the Titan powers via a stray shot into his nose. Later during a fight, his head bashes through a wall and someone's chopstick goes up his left nostril. [[spoiler:Which is where Megamind shoves the depowering gun later on.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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[[spoiler:Hal]] gets the Titan powers via a stray shot into his nose. Later during a fight, his head bashes through a wall and someone's chopstick goes up his left nostril. [[spoiler:Which is where Megamind shoves the depowering gun later on.]]



-->'''Hal:''' "Roxie, if I was Metro Man, I'd watch you like a dingo watches a human baby. [[CantBelieveISaidThat Wait…]]"

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-->'''Hal:''' --->'''Hal:''' "Roxie, if I was Metro Man, I'd watch you like a dingo watches a human baby. [[CantBelieveISaidThat Wait…]]"



* GoodIsNotNice: As a child, Metro Man was actually a bit of a jerk to Megamind. The only reason he ended up with the nice, cushy childhood and Megamind landed in a prison is because baby Metro Man ''deliberately'' bumped Megamind's rocket off course (complete with blowing him a raspberry as he passed!). He eventually grew out of it, but Metro Man's treatment of Megamind when they were children was practically outright bullying.
** There was no "deliberateness" in their pods' collision; the escape pods had no controls and were (presumably) on pre-programmed courses that happened to intersect. The raspberry was real, though.

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* GoodIsNotNice: As a child, Metro Man was actually a bit of a jerk to Megamind. The only reason he ended up with the nice, cushy childhood and Megamind landed in a prison is because baby Metro Man ''deliberately'' bumped Megamind's rocket off course (complete with blowing him a raspberry as he passed!). He eventually grew out of it, but In fact, Metro Man's treatment of Megamind when they were children was practically outright bullying.
** There was no "deliberateness" in their pods' collision; the escape pods had no controls and were (presumably) on pre-programmed courses that happened to intersect. The raspberry was real, though.
bullying.
11th Jan '17 3:58:30 PM Tightwire
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--> Megamind: [[DeadpanSnarker The ''sun'' is ''warming up.'']]

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--> Megamind: '''Megamind:''' [[DeadpanSnarker The ''sun'' sun is ''warming warming up.'']]]]
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