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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!]]



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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:
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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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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.'']]]]
11th Jan '17 3:57:32 PM Tightwire
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--> Megamind: [[DeadpanSnarker The ''sun'' is ''warming up.'']]
7th Nov '16 10:25:50 AM dlchen145
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* BadToTheBone: The TropeNamer song is used in the movie, to great effect, as well as several other {{badass}} themes (like [[Music/GunsNRoses "Welcome To The Jungle"]], [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Highway to Hell", "Back In Black"]] and [[Music/OzzyOsbourne "Crazy Train"]]).

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* BadToTheBone: The TropeNamer song is used in the movie, to great effect, as well as several other {{badass}} badass themes (like [[Music/GunsNRoses "Welcome To The Jungle"]], [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Highway to Hell", "Back In Black"]] and [[Music/OzzyOsbourne "Crazy Train"]]).
12th Oct '16 2:34:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* CreateYourOwnVillain: Played with. The supervillainous Megamind tries to create his own ''hero'' because he needs someone to do battle with. But his creation turns out to be even [[EvilerThanThou more evil than him]], and doesn't have the same [[ThouShaltNotKill moral standings]] his previous rival had.

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* CreateYourOwnVillain: Played with. The supervillainous Megamind tries to create his own ''hero'' ''[[CreateYourOwnHero hero]]'' because he needs someone to do battle with. But his creation turns out to be even [[EvilerThanThou more evil than him]], and doesn't have the same [[ThouShaltNotKill moral standings]] his previous rival had.
8th Oct '16 6:23:57 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Before that, Megamind is utterly disgusted when he learns that [[spoiler: Titan]] has been stealing things purely to satisfy his own petty whims. Granted, this is a bit hypocritical given what Megamind, had himself been doing to the city for several weeks, but [[spoiler: it still violated his expectations of Titan as a new hero that could [[ReplacementGoldfish replace]] Metro Man.]]

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** Before that, Megamind is utterly disgusted when he learns that [[spoiler: Titan]] has been stealing things purely to satisfy his own petty whims. Granted, this is a bit hypocritical given what Megamind, had himself been doing to the city for several weeks, but [[spoiler: it still violated his expectations of Titan as a new hero that could [[ReplacementGoldfish replace]] Metro Man.]]]] Besides which, Megamind openly identifies as a villain and a criminal -- criminals are ''supposed'' to steal things.
8th Oct '16 6:19:43 AM DoctorNemesis
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* CurseCutShort: At one point, Megamind and Minion are walking to "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC, which gets cut off by another song right as they get to the first instance of 'Hell' in the song. Then it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Minion fiddles with the boombox's controls, trying to turn it off, and it switches back to the song and the word 'Hell' is almost the ''only'' word heard before switching away again.

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* CurseCutShort: At one point, Megamind and Minion are walking to "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC, which gets cut off by another song song[[note]]"Lovin' You (Is Easy Cause You're Beautiful)" by Minnie Riperton"[[/note]] right as they get to the first instance of 'Hell' in the song. Then it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Minion fiddles with the boombox's controls, trying to turn it off, and it switches back to the song and the word 'Hell' is almost the ''only'' word heard before switching away again.
14th Sep '16 10:31:08 AM ErebusElysium
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** In "The Button of Doom": Zherage - Garage; RaBAHT - Robot

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** In "The Button of Doom": Zherage - Garage; RaBAHT [=RaBAHT=] - Robot


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* CoversAlwaysLie: On the UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} and UsefulNotes/BluRay Covers of ''Megamind'', the titular character himself is portrayed as clean-shaven, while in the film he has a goatee. This is even shown on the back of the cover, which includes still-images of the film ''with'' his goatee.
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