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* ProjectedMan: One of Megamind's acts. Specifically, using the brainbots to form a huge version of his head.
** Reprised in "Button of Doom".

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* ProjectedMan: One of Megamind's acts. Specifically, using the brainbots to form a huge version of his head.
** Reprised
head. This is reprised in the followup short "Button of Doom".Doom".
* ProtagonistTitle: Played with. Although he's initially the villain, it's Megamind's story of how his HeelFaceTurn came to be.
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* NothingIsScarier: Megamind humorously tries to invoke this when Roxanne asks him what he intends to do with the city now that he's defeated Metro Man, especially since [[AndThenWhat he doesn't have an answer]].
-->'''Megamind:''' Imagine the most horrible, terrifying, EVIL thing you can possibly think of... and multiply it by SIX! In the mean time, I want you to carry on...
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* SmallRoleBigImpact: The real Bernard only appears in one scene for a few minutes but it allows Megamind to steal his identity and enables him to build a relationship with Roxanne.
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* VictoryIsBoring: The main motif of the movie.

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* VictoryIsBoring: The main motif What Megamind feels after killing Metro Man, and these feelings of boredom are what kickstarts the rest of the movie.movie's plot.



* VillainousCrush: Implied at the beginning, where some of Megamind's behavior towards a kidnapped Roxanne comes off as downright flirtatious. Later, it's a central part of the story, but he's less villainous at that point.
* VillainousRescue: "YOU ''DARE'' CHALLENGE '''MEGAMIND'''?!"

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* VillainousCrush: Implied at the beginning, where some of Megamind's behavior towards a kidnapped Roxanne comes off as downright flirtatious. Later, it's a central part of the story, but he's less villainous at that point.
point. Confirmed by [[WordOfGod the filmmakers' commentary]].
* VillainousRescue: "YOU ''DARE'' CHALLENGE '''MEGAMIND'''?!"VillainProtagonist: A deconstructive parody of such.
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* XanatosSpeedChess: While falling to his death, Megamind is able to work out a new strategy for overcoming Titan.
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'''ALL SPOILERS ARE UNMARKED. Beware if you haven't seen the movie yet.'''



* {{Manchild}}: Hal. [[spoiler:Then he gets superpowers with no apparent weakness and, because absolute power corrupts absolutely, he becomes a PsychopathicManchild.]]

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* {{Manchild}}: Hal. [[spoiler:Then Then he gets superpowers with no apparent weakness and, because absolute power corrupts absolutely, he becomes a PsychopathicManchild.]]



* NearVillainVictory: Titan has seen through Megamind's masquerade as "Metro Man" and thrown him high into the air to fall to his death. Roxanne tries to flee but ends up pinned down in a fountain with nowhere to run. Titan's eyes are starting to glow with his heat-vision to ends things once and for all... [[spoiler:But, suddenly the dehydration gun lands in the fountain followed by a dehydrated cube. [[BigDamnHeroes Megamind emerges triumphantly to catch the infuser gun which drops into his hands]] and proceeds to de-infuse Titan robbing him of his powers and gaining the victory.]]

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* NearVillainVictory: Titan has seen through Megamind's masquerade as "Metro Man" and thrown him high into the air to fall to his death. Roxanne tries to flee but ends up pinned down in a fountain with nowhere to run. Titan's eyes are starting to glow with his heat-vision to ends things once and for all... [[spoiler:But, But, suddenly the dehydration gun lands in the fountain followed by a dehydrated cube. [[BigDamnHeroes Megamind emerges triumphantly to catch the infuser gun which drops into his hands]] and proceeds to de-infuse Titan robbing him of his powers and gaining the victory.]]



** Also, it looked like Metro Man was being booed by the crowd and he said he gave up publicly. [[spoiler:None of it happened]].

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** Also, it looked like Metro Man was being booed by the crowd and he said he gave up publicly. [[spoiler:None None of it happened]].happened.



** Another trailer suggests that Metro Man, upon retiring, immediately passes on his hero mantle to Megamind. [[spoiler: While this does happen towards the end, the trailer makes it out to be that the whole movie centers around Megamind trying to take Metro Man's place as the city hero.]]

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** Another trailer suggests that Metro Man, upon retiring, immediately passes on his hero mantle to Megamind. [[spoiler: While this does happen towards the end, the trailer makes it out to be that the whole movie centers around Megamind trying to take Metro Man's place as the city hero.]]



** Metro Man's combination of SmugSuper and JerkJock behavior as a kid were directly responsible for Megamind's StartOfDarkness. [[spoiler: Then when he secretly retired from the superhero game it inspires the bored Megamind to create Titan, who [[GoneHorriblyWrong Goes Horribly Wrong]]]]. Roxanne [[WhatTheHellHero has some pretty choice words]] (and objects to smash over him) about Metro Man's decision.

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** Metro Man's combination of SmugSuper and JerkJock behavior as a kid were directly responsible for Megamind's StartOfDarkness. [[spoiler: Then when he secretly retired from the superhero game it inspires the bored Megamind to create Titan, who [[GoneHorriblyWrong Goes Horribly Wrong]]]].Wrong]]. Roxanne [[WhatTheHellHero has some pretty choice words]] (and objects to smash over him) about Metro Man's decision.



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] and {{Lampshaded}}, like so much else in the movie. [[spoiler:Megamind does not actually think Metro Man is dead, but wait, [[SubvertedTrope he is]]! Until it turns out [[DoubleSubversion he is not]]]].

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] and {{Lampshaded}}, like so much else in the movie. [[spoiler:Megamind Megamind does not actually think Metro Man is dead, but wait, [[SubvertedTrope he is]]! Until it turns out [[DoubleSubversion he is not]]]].not]].



* NotInTheFace: Titan says this to [[spoiler:Megamind disguised as]] Metro Man.

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* NotInTheFace: Titan says this to [[spoiler:Megamind Megamind disguised as]] as Metro Man.



** Megamind, when [[spoiler:Titan]] tells him he plans to [[spoiler:''kill him'' and Megamind realizes that he is serious]].

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** Megamind, when [[spoiler:Titan]] Titan tells him he plans to [[spoiler:''kill ''kill him'' and Megamind realizes that he is serious]].serious.



** [[spoiler:Titan]] gets one himself when it looks like [[spoiler:Metro Man]] has returned to defeat him. It turns out to be [[spoiler:Megamind using his holographic disguise watch]]. [[spoiler:Titan]] returns the favor when he [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay manages to see through the deception]].

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** [[spoiler:Titan]] Titan gets one himself when it looks like [[spoiler:Metro Man]] Metro Man has returned to defeat him. It turns out to be [[spoiler:Megamind Megamind using his holographic disguise watch]]. [[spoiler:Titan]] watch. Titan returns the favor when he [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay manages to see through the deception]].



* OurHeroIsDead: Metro Man is killed, leaving Megamind without a {{foil}}. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he was not really killed, he just wanted to retire]].

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* OurHeroIsDead: Metro Man is killed, leaving Megamind without a {{foil}}. [[spoiler:Subverted Subverted in that he was not really killed, he just wanted to retire]].retire.



* PeekABooCorpse: Metro Man. [[spoiler:But it turns out it was fake]].

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* PeekABooCorpse: Metro Man. [[spoiler:But But it turns out it was fake]].fake.



* PleaseWakeUp: Subverted with [[spoiler:Minion]]. Megamind is not fooled.

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* PleaseWakeUp: Subverted with [[spoiler:Minion]].Minion. Megamind is not fooled.



* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler:Titan]]. Initially he is simply a {{Manchild}}, self-absorbed and without much ambition. [[spoiler:Then he gets superpowers with no apparent weakness and, because absolute power corrupts absolutely, he becomes this.]]
* PunchClockHero: The entire plot is kicked off because [[spoiler:Metro Man has become this. After admitting to himself that he no longer enjoys being a superhero, he uses Megamind's latest evil scheme to fake his own death so he can retire from being the defender of Metro City.]]

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* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler:Titan]].Titan. Initially he is simply a {{Manchild}}, self-absorbed and without much ambition. [[spoiler:Then Then he gets superpowers with no apparent weakness and, because absolute power corrupts absolutely, he becomes this.]]
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* PunchClockHero: The entire plot is kicked off because [[spoiler:Metro Metro Man has become this. After admitting to himself that he no longer enjoys being a superhero, he uses Megamind's latest evil scheme to fake his own death so he can retire from being the defender of Metro City.]]



** Megamind gets heartbreaking puppy-dog eyes [[spoiler:when Roxanne dumps him. Alone. In the rain]].

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** Megamind gets heartbreaking puppy-dog eyes [[spoiler:when when Roxanne dumps him. Alone. In the rain]].rain.



* PursueTheDreamJob: [[spoiler:Metro Man gets tired of being a super hero]] and doing what everyone expects him to do, so he retires and plans to go into making music under the name Music Man. It turns out he's not very good at it.

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* PursueTheDreamJob: [[spoiler:Metro Metro Man gets tired of being a super hero]] hero and doing what everyone expects him to do, so he retires and plans to go into making music under the name Music Man. It turns out he's not very good at it.



* RaisedByOrcs: Megamind was raised by prisoners at a penitentiary. Surprisingly, he seems to have had a (relatively) happy and healthy childhood. When he [[spoiler:gives up on the city]] and says that he is "going home", the next shot is Megamind turning himself in to the warden.

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* RaisedByOrcs: Megamind was raised by prisoners at a penitentiary. Surprisingly, he seems to have had a (relatively) happy and healthy childhood. When he [[spoiler:gives gives up on the city]] city and says that he is "going home", the next shot is Megamind turning himself in to the warden.



** [[spoiler:Megamind tells him a woman he saves would be his, but when Hal finds out that women don't work that way, he does not take it well. Also, being the self-absorbed person he is, just because he's given superpowers doesn't mean he'll use his powers for altruistic reasons. After Roxanne's rejection of Hal, Megamind learned it the hard way.]]
** [[spoiler:After finding out Megamind is Bernard, Roxanne quickly dumps him because he has been lying to her and she feels that he is simply playing with her. She can't believe Megamind has developed genuine feelings for her. ]]

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** [[spoiler:Megamind Megamind tells him a woman he saves would be his, but when Hal finds out that women don't work that way, he does not take it well. Also, being the self-absorbed person he is, just because he's given superpowers doesn't mean he'll use his powers for altruistic reasons. After Roxanne's rejection of Hal, Megamind learned it the hard way.]]
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** [[spoiler:After After finding out Megamind is Bernard, Roxanne quickly dumps him because he has been lying to her and she feels that he is simply playing with her. She can't believe Megamind has developed genuine feelings for her. ]]



** Megamind is always kidnapping her and trying to impress her, but [[spoiler:dates her the old-fashioned way, the two fall in love, and ''then'' he ends up saving her at the end]].
** [[spoiler:Titan]] tries this at Megamind's suggestion, but he's too clueless to realize that dropping Roxanne to her near-death (repeatedly) does not count as a "rescue".
* TheResenter: Megamind, to varying degrees. This was his reason [[ThenLetMeBeEvil for turning evil]] in the first place... but it was also played with [[spoiler:in his romance with Roxanne]].
-->'''Megamind:''' I'm the bad guy! I don't save the day, I don't fly off into the sunset, and I don't [[spoiler:get the girl]]!

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** Megamind is always kidnapping her and trying to impress her, but [[spoiler:dates dates her the old-fashioned way, the two fall in love, and ''then'' he ends up saving her at the end]].
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** [[spoiler:Titan]] Titan tries this at Megamind's suggestion, but he's too clueless to realize that dropping Roxanne to her near-death (repeatedly) does not count as a "rescue".
* TheResenter: Megamind, to varying degrees. This was his reason [[ThenLetMeBeEvil for turning evil]] in the first place... but it was also played with [[spoiler:in in his romance with Roxanne]].
Roxanne.
-->'''Megamind:''' I'm the bad guy! I don't save the day, I don't fly off into the sunset, and I don't [[spoiler:get get the girl]]!girl!



%%* RewatchBonus: After {{the reveal}} that [[spoiler: Metro Man was burned out from hero life during the whole museum opening]] and [[spoiler: Hal is a PsychopathicManchild who only wanted to use his powers for his own gain--first to woo Roxanne, then to become an evil overlord]], it's interesting to watche the film from the start, to see the little hints and {{foreshadowing}}.

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%%* RewatchBonus: After {{the reveal}} that [[spoiler: that Metro Man was burned out from hero life during the whole museum opening]] and [[spoiler: opening and Hal is a PsychopathicManchild who only wanted to use his powers for his own gain--first to woo Roxanne, then to become an evil overlord]], overlord, it's interesting to watche the film from the start, to see the little hints and {{foreshadowing}}.



** There's also the different disguises Megamind takes on. He's Bernard when he's exploring the world of normal people, with the prejudice stripped away for a while. He's the Jor-El type when he's trying to pass on what he knows about being a hero (proving that he understands ''both sides'' of the game). And it's no coincidence that when he begins his most heroic effort ever, he looks [[spoiler:''exactly'' like Metro Man]] - or that it's Roxanne who frees him from the disguises twice, first forcing him to confront what he's doing and later allowing him to claim his destiny on his own terms, rather than in the shoes of someone else.

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** There's also the different disguises Megamind takes on. He's Bernard when he's exploring the world of normal people, with the prejudice stripped away for a while. He's the Jor-El type when he's trying to pass on what he knows about being a hero (proving that he understands ''both sides'' of the game). And it's no coincidence that when he begins his most heroic effort ever, he looks [[spoiler:''exactly'' ''exactly'' like Metro Man]] Man - or that it's Roxanne who frees him from the disguises twice, first forcing him to confront what he's doing and later allowing him to claim his destiny on his own terms, rather than in the shoes of someone else.



* ScrewDestiny: The running theme of the film. Megamind never learns what his parents meant for him and spends his life trying to live up to what he ''thought'' they said. [[spoiler:Metro Man becomes tired of being a superhero just because everyone expects him to be one and quits to become a musician. Titan refuses to be a hero just because Megamind demands he be one]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: [[spoiler: Hal/Titan]] at first refuses to hold up his end of [[spoiler: the hero-villain dynamic]], it gets worse when [[spoiler: he actually starts doing petty crimes for personal gain, and then goes into full-blown supervillain territory after he gets pissed off]].

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* ScrewDestiny: The running theme of the film. Megamind never learns what his parents meant for him and spends his life trying to live up to what he ''thought'' they said. [[spoiler:Metro Metro Man becomes tired of being a superhero just because everyone expects him to be one and quits to become a musician. Titan refuses to be a hero just because Megamind demands he be one]].
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: [[spoiler: Hal/Titan]] ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Hal/Titan at first refuses to hold up his end of [[spoiler: of the hero-villain dynamic]], dynamic, it gets worse when [[spoiler: when he actually starts doing petty crimes for personal gain, and then goes into full-blown supervillain territory after he gets pissed off]].off.



* ShootingSuperman: Played with. After [[spoiler:discovering that Metro Man is still alive, Roxanne begins throwing stuff at him, larger items each time. They smash harmlessly against his head, and naturally he doesn't so much as blink]].

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* ShootingSuperman: Played with. After [[spoiler:discovering discovering that Metro Man is still alive, Roxanne begins throwing stuff at him, larger items each time. They smash harmlessly against his head, and naturally he doesn't so much as blink]].blink.



** Megamind trains [[spoiler:Titan]] with a classic ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' level, with Minion as Donkey Kong.

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** Megamind trains [[spoiler:Titan]] Titan with a classic ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' level, with Minion as Donkey Kong.



* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: The HannibalLecture delivered by [[spoiler:Titan]] at the end:
-->'''[[spoiler:Titan]]:''' You're so naive, Roxy. You see the good in everybody even when it's not there. You're living in a fantasy! There is no Easter Bunny, there is no Tooth Fairy, [[MurderArsonAndJaywalking and there is no Queen of England]]! [[ThisIsReality This is the real world, and you need to wake up!]]
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler: Titan, when using his eye beams, once when melting the Megamind mannequin, and again when he's about to do the same thing on the real Megamind]].
* SmallNameBigEgo: {{Subverted}}. It ''seems'' like Megamind thinks he is a lot more successful and imposing than he really has been, but when Metro Man is "killed" he is as shocked as everyone. He ''knows'' he is incompetent; that has been his issue since childhood. [[spoiler:He learns that he is far better ''fighting'' evil than ''being'' evil]].
* SmugSuper: Metro Man begins this way as a child, with the winking and smirking and intentionally showing up young Megamind, and his public persona as a grown-up superhero still comes off as a bit smug and self-satisfied. [[spoiler: It's all an act, however, and deep down he's become a genuinely nice guy who's lost purpose and focus in his life and is burned out by the demands of being a superhero. He's even proud that Megamind took over for him]].

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* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: The HannibalLecture delivered by [[spoiler:Titan]] Titan at the end:
-->'''[[spoiler:Titan]]:''' -->'''Titan:''' You're so naive, Roxy. You see the good in everybody even when it's not there. You're living in a fantasy! There is no Easter Bunny, there is no Tooth Fairy, [[MurderArsonAndJaywalking and there is no Queen of England]]! [[ThisIsReality This is the real world, and you need to wake up!]]
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler: SlasherSmile: Titan, when using his eye beams, once when melting the Megamind mannequin, and again when he's about to do the same thing on the real Megamind]].
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* SmallNameBigEgo: {{Subverted}}. It ''seems'' like Megamind thinks he is a lot more successful and imposing than he really has been, but when Metro Man is "killed" he is as shocked as everyone. He ''knows'' he is incompetent; that has been his issue since childhood. [[spoiler:He He learns that he is far better ''fighting'' evil than ''being'' evil]].
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* SmugSuper: Metro Man begins this way as a child, with the winking and smirking and intentionally showing up young Megamind, and his public persona as a grown-up superhero still comes off as a bit smug and self-satisfied. [[spoiler: It's all an act, however, and deep down he's become a genuinely nice guy who's lost purpose and focus in his life and is burned out by the demands of being a superhero. He's even proud that Megamind took over for him]].him.



* SoftWater: Played with. [[spoiler:During the finale, Megamind is falling to his death and knows that the shallow water in the fountain will not break his fall. However, he dehydrates himself into a cube, which ''does'' let him survive the fall, and rehydrates him upon contact with the water]].
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: [[spoiler:Titan realizes that Metro Man is actually a disguised Megamind when "Metro Man" says "Metrocity" instead of "Metro City"]].

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* SoftWater: Played with. [[spoiler:During During the finale, Megamind is falling to his death and knows that the shallow water in the fountain will not break his fall. However, he dehydrates himself into a cube, which ''does'' let him survive the fall, and rehydrates him upon contact with the water]].
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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: [[spoiler:Titan Titan realizes that Metro Man is actually a disguised Megamind when "Metro Man" says "Metrocity" instead of "Metro City"]].City".



** Roxie says this verbatim to [[spoiler:Minion, who is disguised as Megamind at the time]].
** [[spoiler:A hidden Metro Man to Megamind, though the latter never hears it]].

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** Roxie says this verbatim to [[spoiler:Minion, Minion, who is disguised as Megamind at the time]].
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** [[spoiler:A A hidden Metro Man to Megamind, though the latter never hears it]].it.



* StalkerWithACrush: Hal, Roxie's camera-man. [[spoiler:Her rejection of him as Titan begins his StartOfDarkness. It is a bad sign that one of the first things Hal uses his new superpowers for is ''peeping'' into Roxanne's apartment]].

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* StalkerWithACrush: Hal, Roxie's camera-man. [[spoiler:Her Her rejection of him as Titan begins his StartOfDarkness. It is a bad sign that one of the first things Hal uses his new superpowers for is ''peeping'' into Roxanne's apartment]].apartment.



* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:Metro Man]] is revealed to be a "depressed" type smiler.

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* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:Metro Man]] Metro Man is revealed to be a "depressed" type smiler.



* StrippedToTheBone: Metro Man after Megamind's death ray hits the observatory. [[spoiler:Supposedly]].

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* StrippedToTheBone: Metro Man after Megamind's death ray hits the observatory. [[spoiler:Supposedly]].Supposedly.



* TakeOverTheCity: Megamind's nominal, outwardly stated goal is to rule Metro City, which apparently translates to something like "have the run of the place", with what turns out to be genuinely vague ideas about remaking it in his image or creating an army of slaves or what. [[spoiler:Tighten suggests something similar, but ''without'' Megamind's relative restraint, he ends up on his way to destroying "Tightenville".]] The movie does keep coming back to what this means for the citizens living there.
* TakeThat: After Megamind [[spoiler:kills Metro Man]] he puts up posters in front of town hall that say "No you can't" with him posing like UsefulNotes/BarackObama in his political "Yes we can" ads. Technically the posters were inspired by the HOPE posters, but you get the idea.
* TakeUpMySword: Implied by [[spoiler:Metro Man]] at the end.

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* TakeOverTheCity: Megamind's nominal, outwardly stated goal is to rule Metro City, which apparently translates to something like "have the run of the place", with what turns out to be genuinely vague ideas about remaking it in his image or creating an army of slaves or what. [[spoiler:Tighten Tighten suggests something similar, but ''without'' Megamind's relative restraint, he ends up on his way to destroying "Tightenville".]] "Tightenville". The movie does keep coming back to what this means for the citizens living there.
* TakeThat: After Megamind [[spoiler:kills kills Metro Man]] Man he puts up posters in front of town hall that say "No you can't" with him posing like UsefulNotes/BarackObama in his political "Yes we can" ads. Technically the posters were inspired by the HOPE posters, but you get the idea.
* TakeUpMySword: Implied by [[spoiler:Metro Man]] Metro Man at the end.



* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler: Hal screams at Roxie that there is no Hal anymore, just Titan]].

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* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler: ThatManIsDead: Hal screams at Roxie that there is no Hal anymore, just Titan]].Titan.



* ThouShaltNotKill: Megamind ''constantly'' tries to kill Metro Man in the past, but he never actually expected to succeed. [[spoiler:Hal/Titan]], however, is a thug and will, or at least tries to, kill anyone who gets in his way.
* TimeStandsStill: Metro Man reveals that during a fit of superspeed, he was able to infiltrate Megamind's lair, reconsider apprehending him, go to the library and read dozens of self-help books, pick up some fries and a drink at a restaurant, and relax in the park before [[spoiler:deciding to fake his death]]. All in the space of an instant. If you watch closely, [[RewatchBonus you can even see his image dim for a frame]].

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Megamind ''constantly'' tries to kill Metro Man in the past, but he never actually expected to succeed. [[spoiler:Hal/Titan]], Hal/Titan, however, is a thug and will, or at least tries to, kill anyone who gets in his way.
* TimeStandsStill: Metro Man reveals that during a fit of superspeed, he was able to infiltrate Megamind's lair, reconsider apprehending him, go to the library and read dozens of self-help books, pick up some fries and a drink at a restaurant, and relax in the park before [[spoiler:deciding deciding to fake his death]].death. All in the space of an instant. If you watch closely, [[RewatchBonus you can even see his image dim for a frame]].



** [[spoiler:Hal. As Hal, he is, well, Jonah Hill. As Titan, he is a muscular stud]].
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:Titan]].

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** [[spoiler:Hal.Hal. As Hal, he is, well, Jonah Hill. As Titan, he is a muscular stud]].
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* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:Titan]].Titan.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Probably had one of the worst offending example of the Trope, in which [[spoiler:it revealed that Metro Man was ''not'' dead and had simply given up superheroics.]] The entire film revolved around the fact that [[spoiler: Megamind was trying to cope with having killed Metro Man]]. This was most likely done to reassure parents and kids that [[spoiler: Metro Man was not really going die]] so that they would actually go see it.
* TrialBalloonQuestion: Subverted by Roxanne. [[spoiler:She would not mind if he was an alien species... but it is actions that determine a person]].

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Probably had one of the worst offending example of the Trope, in which [[spoiler:it it revealed that Metro Man was ''not'' dead and had simply given up superheroics.]] superheroics. The entire film revolved around the fact that [[spoiler: that Megamind was trying to cope with having killed Metro Man]]. Man. This was most likely done to reassure parents and kids that [[spoiler: that Metro Man was not really going die]] die so that they would actually go see it.
* TrialBalloonQuestion: Subverted by Roxanne. [[spoiler:She She would not mind if he was an alien species... but it is actions that determine a person]].person.



* TryNotToDie: Megamind's strategy for [[spoiler:defeating Titan]].

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* TryNotToDie: Megamind's strategy for [[spoiler:defeating Titan]].defeating Titan.



** Inverted earlier when Megamind gets out of prison to face [[spoiler: Titan]].

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** Inverted earlier when Megamind gets out of prison to face [[spoiler: Titan]].Titan.



* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: Roxanne falls in love with [[spoiler:"Bernard", [[LovesMyAlterEgo Megamind's alterego]]]].

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* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: Roxanne falls in love with [[spoiler:"Bernard", "Bernard", [[LovesMyAlterEgo Megamind's alterego]]]].alterego]].



* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler:Titan. Which makes him much more dangerous than Metro Man]].

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* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler:Titan. Titan. Which makes him much more dangerous than Metro Man]].Man.



* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler:Megamind after Roxanne dumps him]].
* VillainousCrush: Implied at the beginning, where some of Megamind's behavior towards a kidnapped Roxanne comes off as downright flirtatious. [[spoiler:Later, it's a central part of the story, but he's less villainous at that point]].

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* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler:Megamind Megamind after Roxanne dumps him]].
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* VillainousCrush: Implied at the beginning, where some of Megamind's behavior towards a kidnapped Roxanne comes off as downright flirtatious. [[spoiler:Later, Later, it's a central part of the story, but he's less villainous at that point]].point.



** Actually, severely averted - you can't see the outlines of it but the sun's glare reflecting off it. And characters can see this too, it's even turned into a point when [[spoiler:the car, which Megamind had lost, is found again during a critical point in the final battle when Roxanne sees the glare - Megamind's most important plot-related weapon was still in the car]].

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** Actually, severely averted - you can't see the outlines of it but the sun's glare reflecting off it. And characters can see this too, it's even turned into a point when [[spoiler:the the car, which Megamind had lost, is found again during a critical point in the final battle when Roxanne sees the glare - Megamind's most important plot-related weapon was still in the car]].car.



* VirtueIsWeakness: [[spoiler: Hal scoffs at Roxanne's attempts to reason with him by saying that there's good in everyone.]]

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* VirtueIsWeakness: [[spoiler: VirtueIsWeakness: Hal scoffs at Roxanne's attempts to reason with him by saying that there's good in everyone.]]



* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:Titan]] tells Megamind that with [[BrainsAndBrawn his power and Megamind's "big-headed-ness"]] they could rule the world. [[spoiler:Megamind refuses]].
* WeHaveForgottenThePhlebotinum: [[spoiler:Megamind left the {{depower}} gun in his invisible car. Which he then lost. Because it is invisible]].

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* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:Titan]] Titan tells Megamind that with [[BrainsAndBrawn his power and Megamind's "big-headed-ness"]] they could rule the world. [[spoiler:Megamind refuses]].
Megamind refuses.
* WeHaveForgottenThePhlebotinum: [[spoiler:Megamind Megamind left the {{depower}} gun in his invisible car. Which he then lost. Because it is invisible]].invisible.



** [[spoiler: SubvertedTrope. Metro Man isn't vulnerable to copper, he just pretends he is]].

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** [[spoiler: ** SubvertedTrope. Metro Man isn't vulnerable to copper, he just pretends he is]].is.



* WhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Megamind damns himself for creating Titan, who turns out to be a unstoppable engine of wanton destruction]].

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* WhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Megamind Megamind damns himself for creating Titan, who turns out to be a unstoppable engine of wanton destruction]].destruction.



** Megamind and Roxanne's response to [[spoiler:Metro Man faking his death to pursue a career as a musician, turning his back on the Titan situation]].

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** Megamind and Roxanne's response to [[spoiler:Metro Metro Man faking his death to pursue a career as a musician, turning his back on the Titan situation]].situation.



** Although still technically the villain at this point, but this is Roxanne's reaction to Megamind when she finds out that he gave [[spoiler:Hal]] super powers.

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** Although still technically the villain at this point, but this is Roxanne's reaction to Megamind when she finds out that he gave [[spoiler:Hal]] Hal super powers.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Megamind himself ''claims'' to be this. But he's actually quite lacking in the ''woobie'' part and [[spoiler:even more so in the ''destroyer of worlds'' part]].

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Megamind himself ''claims'' to be this. But he's actually quite lacking in the ''woobie'' part and [[spoiler:even even more so in the ''destroyer of worlds'' part]].part.



* WrongGenreSavvy: A socially-awkward kid with an unattainable crush [[spoiler:gains superpowers]]. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Hal Stewart must have seen the movie ''Film/SpiderMan1'' one too many times]] and does not realize [[RealityEnsues what is really going to happen]] [[spoiler:until Roxie spells it out for him]].

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* WrongGenreSavvy: A socially-awkward kid with an unattainable crush [[spoiler:gains superpowers]]. gains superpowers. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Hal Hal Stewart must have seen the movie ''Film/SpiderMan1'' one too many times]] times and does not realize [[RealityEnsues what is really going to happen]] [[spoiler:until until Roxie spells it out for him]].him.



* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Titan to Roxanne]].

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* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Titan Titan to Roxanne]].Roxanne.



* YouFightLikeACow: Megamind tries to encourage [[spoiler:Titan]] to engage in this, but he only charges forward while shouting "aaaaaaaaggghhh!"
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: As Megamind flees the Metro Man museum, [[spoiler:which he is trying to blow up]], he runs into Bernard, who starts deriding him for his "tasteless costume" complete with "cheap replica of his dehydration gun".

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* YouFightLikeACow: Megamind tries to encourage [[spoiler:Titan]] Titan to engage in this, but he only charges forward while shouting "aaaaaaaaggghhh!"
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: As Megamind flees the Metro Man museum, [[spoiler:which which he is trying to blow up]], up, he runs into Bernard, who starts deriding him for his "tasteless costume" complete with "cheap replica of his dehydration gun".
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** Well, he's in his ''pyjamas''.
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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: One explanation for [[spoiler:Titan's descent to evil]].
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: {{Averted}} with Bernard, who appears in the CreditsGag.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: {{Averted}} {{Subverted}} with Bernard, who appears whose fate was left unresolved by the end of the movie, but is revealed in the CreditsGag.



* WhatTheHellHero: Megamind to [[spoiler:Titan]], twice in the same scene. First, upset that [[spoiler:Titan]] did not bother to show up to save the city from him, then when he sees [[spoiler:Titan decided to rob banks - and a bicycle]].
** Megamind and Roxanne Ritchi's response to [[spoiler:Metro Man faking his death to pursue a career as a musician, turning his back on the Titan situation]].
-->'''Roxanne:''' [[spoiler:... and you gave control of the city to ''him!'' ''(indicates Megamind)'' ''({{beat}})'' No offense.]]\\
'''Megamind:''' [[spoiler:No, no, I'm with you.]]
** He might not count as a hero yet, but this is Roxanne's reaction to Megamind when she finds out that he gave [[spoiler:Hal]] super powers.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: Apparently, there are supervillain supply stores.

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
**
Megamind to [[spoiler:Titan]], Titan, twice in the same scene. First, upset that [[spoiler:Titan]] Titan did not bother to show up to save the city from him, Megamind, then when he sees [[spoiler:Titan Titan decided to rob banks - and a bicycle]].
bicycle.
** Megamind and Roxanne Ritchi's Roxanne's response to [[spoiler:Metro Man faking his death to pursue a career as a musician, turning his back on the Titan situation]].
-->'''Roxanne:''' [[spoiler:... -->'''Roxanne:''' ...and you gave control of the city to ''him!'' ''(indicates Megamind)'' ''({{beat}})'' No offense.]]\\
\\
'''Megamind:''' [[spoiler:No, No, no, I'm with you.]]
you.
** He might not count as a hero yet, Although still technically the villain at this point, but this is Roxanne's reaction to Megamind when she finds out that he gave [[spoiler:Hal]] super powers.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: Apparently, there are supervillain supply stores.outlet stores in Romania.
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