History Music / TheProtomen

26th May '16 1:13:10 AM lalalei2001
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* DarkestHour: November of 2007 was a dark time for the Protomen. First they were attacked by Killer Robots, forced to barricade inside their bus to survive. Then they were attacked by [[Film/BackToTheFuture the Libyan Death Squad]]; only the fury of the warriors of Greenville saved them. Finally, after crashing their plane in a ShoutOut to ''Film/TopGun'', the band lost their beards. Also, Doug Fetterman fell around this time.

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November of 2007 was a dark time for the Protomen. First they were attacked by Killer Robots, forced to barricade inside their bus to survive. Then they were attacked by [[Film/BackToTheFuture the Libyan Death Squad]]; only the fury of the warriors of Greenville saved them. Finally, after crashing their plane in a ShoutOut to ''Film/TopGun'', the band lost their beards. Also, Doug Fetterman fell around this time.



* {{Deconstruction}}: Every single aspect.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Every single aspect.aspect deconstructs the plot, setting, and characters of the ''Mega Man'' series.



* NonActionBigBad: Dr. Wily. It's {{lampshaded}} in Act I:

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* NonActionBigBad: Dr. Wily.Wily never fights the heroes directly. It's {{lampshaded}} in Act I:
16th May '16 12:12:05 AM lalalei2001
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The Protomen are a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters very large]] indie progressive rock band from Nashville, [=TN=], whose musical catalogue is based around a RockOpera trilogy inspired by ''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]]''. ''[[InNameOnly Very loosely]]'' based off of the mythology of the classic ''Mega Man'' games, the first three in particular, it shows an Orwellian {{Dystopia}} that takes the idealistic side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism and beats it to death with its own corpse.

It is a {{Deconstruction}} of HoldingOutForAHero, and a general examination of the psychology behind fascism.

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The Protomen are a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters very large]] indie progressive rock band from Nashville, [=TN=], whose musical catalogue is based around a RockOpera trilogy inspired by ''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]]''. ''[[InNameOnly Very loosely]]'' based off of the mythology of the classic ''Mega Man'' games, the first three in particular, it shows an Orwellian {{Dystopia}} that takes the idealistic side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism and beats it to death with its own corpse.

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that's a {{Deconstruction}} of HoldingOutForAHero, and a general examination of the psychology behind fascism.



** Despite this, Act II ends on a high note compared to Act I. The final act of the album [[spoiler: details Joe's rebellion and attack on Wily's control tower. And following his death]], Thomas Light reads [[spoiler: the dead]] Emily's letter and realizes "This city needs [him] now," he then begins building Protoman.
*** Also, Act II ends on a high note if you consider that [[spoiler: Protoman's belief that all men are cowards who would rather die to fight back was proven wrong, not so long ago. There was still at least one man that had the courage to fight back.]]

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** Despite this, Act II ends on a high note compared to Act I. The final act of the album [[spoiler: details Joe's rebellion and attack on Wily's control tower. And following his death]], Thomas Light reads [[spoiler: the dead]] Emily's letter and realizes "This city needs [him] now," he then begins building Protoman.
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Protoman. Also, Act II ends on a high note if you consider that [[spoiler: Protoman's belief that all men are cowards who would rather die to fight back was proven wrong, not so long ago. There was still at least one man that had the courage to fight back.]]



** The Act II cover art is based on the poster for Film/StreetsOfFire, and the woman who sang on the 7" vinyl single of ''Father of Death'' was credited as "Ellen Aim."

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** The Act II cover art is based on the poster for Film/StreetsOfFire, ''Film/StreetsOfFire'', and the woman who sang on the 7" vinyl single of ''Father of Death'' was credited as "Ellen Aim."
6th May '16 8:09:42 PM lalalei2001
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* The Replicant: Trumpet, backing vocals

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* [[Film/BladeRunner The Replicant: Replicant]]: Trumpet, backing vocals
5th May '16 10:24:59 AM Kulsprutejojjo
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An [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/788868065/the-official-protomen-documentary official documentary]] is in production, as is an official music video for Light Up the Night.

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An [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/788868065/the-official-protomen-documentary official documentary]] is in production, as is an official music video for Light Up the Night.
Night, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k40apNr7vvE which got an official preview during PAX East 2016]].
28th Apr '16 8:42:12 AM erforce
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-->'''-- Protoman, ''The Stand (Man or Machine)'''''

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-->'''-- Protoman, -->-- '''Protoman, ''The Stand (Man or Machine)'''''



-->'''-- Dr. Light (Dr. Wily) ''The Good Doctor'''''

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-->'''-- Dr.-->-- '''Dr. Light (Dr. Wily) ''The Good Doctor'''''



Additionally, the Protomen composed the score for ''Terminator the Second'', a theatrical piece of found art that reconstructs the plot of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} 2'' using dialogue from the works of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. They appeared in it as the SWAT Team that takes down Dyson. They have also produced music for WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool.

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Additionally, the Protomen composed the score for ''Terminator the Second'', a theatrical piece of found art that reconstructs the plot of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} 2'' ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' using dialogue from the works of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. They appeared in it as the SWAT Team that takes down Dyson. They have also produced music for WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool.
18th Apr '16 12:45:54 PM lalalei2001
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!!Tropes Used All Throughout Both Albums:

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!!Tropes Used All Throughout Both All Albums:
13th Apr '16 9:46:23 AM lalalei2001
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In 2012 they released their first live disc, a [[{{Music/Queen}} Queen]] [[CoverAlbum tribute]], and an in-universe album of 70s and 80s covers called ''The Cover Up'' was released in early 2015. ''Act I'' has also received a remastered rerelease on vinyl, and there are plans for an ''Act II'' vinyl release. Makeup and Vanity Set's 8-bit remix of ''Act I'' is getting a release on vinyl. The Protomen also held an April 2012 music video shoot for ''Act II'' track "Light Up the Night" and will release a vinyl of songs from Act III in August 2015.

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In 2012 they released their first live disc, a [[{{Music/Queen}} Queen]] [[CoverAlbum tribute]], and an in-universe album of 70s and 80s covers called ''The Cover Up'' was released in early 2015. ''Act I'' has also received a remastered rerelease on vinyl, and there are plans for an ''Act II'' vinyl release. Makeup and Vanity Set's 8-bit remix of ''Act I'' is getting a release on vinyl. The Protomen also held an April 2012 music video shoot for ''Act II'' track "Light Up the Night" and will release released a vinyl of songs from Act III in August 2015.
31st Oct '15 11:17:10 AM lalalei2001
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The Protomen have appeared in a ZombieApocalypse webcomic, Webcomic/DeadOfSummer. Several members have other bands, including Music/CheerUpCharlieDaniels (Turbo Lover, occasionally Panther, the Gambler, and Sir Bakker in live shows), Music/AdamAndTheCouchPotatoes (Turbo Lover, with the Gambler appearing in a music video), and The Ascent Of Everest (Sir Bakker). Music/MakeupAndVanitySet is affiliated with them, having done an 8-bit chiptunes mix of ''Act I'', with plans to make one of ''Act II''. They are also affiliated with Music/{{Brentalfloss}}, Music/TheMegas, and Music/TenaciousD.

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The Protomen have appeared in a ZombieApocalypse webcomic, Webcomic/DeadOfSummer. Several members have other bands, including Music/CheerUpCharlieDaniels (Turbo Lover, occasionally Panther, the Gambler, and Sir Bakker in live shows), Music/AdamAndTheCouchPotatoes (Turbo Lover, with the Gambler appearing in a music video), and The Ascent Of Everest (Sir Bakker). Music/MakeupAndVanitySet is affiliated with them, having done an 8-bit chiptunes mix of ''Act I'', with plans to make one of ''Act II''. They are also affiliated with Music/{{Brentalfloss}}, Music/TheMegas, and Music/TenaciousD.
Music/TenaciousD, and have gotten "Light up the Night" into ''VideoGame/RockBand 4''.
2nd Sep '15 2:02:28 PM lalalei2001
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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: The band took a break from their rock opera to perform at Whiskerino, creating an [[http://www.protomen.com/BeardsGoingNowhere/ epic song about beards]].
** It actually manages to subvert the trope as well as playing it straight: It's not a part of the canon, but reading the lyrics give the impression that it's written from the view of a pre-Act II Light. Beard's Going Nowhere could also be the ''happy'' ending, where Light and Emily escaped the ruined City.

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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: The band took a break from their rock opera to perform at Whiskerino, creating an [[http://www.protomen.com/BeardsGoingNowhere/ epic song about beards]].
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beards]]. It actually manages to subvert the trope as well as playing it straight: straight. It's not a part of the canon, but reading the lyrics give the impression that it's written from the view of a pre-Act II Light. Beard's Going Nowhere could also be the ''happy'' ending, where Light and Emily escaped the ruined City.
2nd Sep '15 1:47:26 PM Smapti
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* Sir Robert Bakker: Lead guitar, violin
* Shock Magnum: Guitar

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* Sir Robert T. Bakker: Lead guitar, violin
* Shock Magnum: GuitarGuitar, featured vocals (Dr. Wily)
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