History Music / TheProtomen

6th Sep '16 10:50:07 AM lalalei2001
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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, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k40apNr7vvE which got an official preview during PAX East 2016]].

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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, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k40apNr7vvE which got an official preview during PAX East 2016]].
2016]]. Its trailer can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o4CO9reBgs here]].
15th Aug '16 1:48:05 AM lalalei2001
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** The fandom does this as well, calling themselves "The Resistance". Individual clubs or groups of fans might take squad names. Of particular note are the Chamethrawer Squadron, the LIGHT Brigade, and "Protofans."
*** Also the Brotomen. Though that is more of a loose association.

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** The fandom does this as well, calling themselves "The Resistance". Individual clubs or groups of fans might take squad names. Of particular note are the Chamethrawer Squadron, the LIGHT Brigade, and "Protofans."
*** Also the Brotomen. Though that is more of
"Protofans" as a loose association.catch-all term.
12th Aug '16 9:56:45 AM lalalei2001
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* TheDragon: The Sniper was this to Dr. Wily before Light and Joe took it out.

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* TheDragon: The Sniper was this to Dr. Wily before Light and Joe took it out. In Act I, Protoman takes this role.
10th Aug '16 11:21:47 PM lalalei2001
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The first album, a self-titled release also known as ''Act I'' or ''Hope Rides Alone'', was self-published in 2005, and tells the story of how Protoman and Megaman were created to fight against Dr. Wily's regime and the very different paths their lives took. It was followed in September 2009 by ''Act II: The Father of Death'', a prequel which tells the story of how Dr. Light and Wily created artificial intelligence, and how it all went so very wrong. ''Act III'' takes place sometime after ''Act I'' and is to be released an an unspecified date, likely 2015. A [[http://www.twitch.tv/pax/b/330672275 live]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBWGZgbaEEQ preview]] of an ''Act III'' track was heard at PAX 2012, and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLdi6DnpzQI second song was previewed]] at [=MAGfest=] 2015.

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The first album, a self-titled release also known as ''Act I'' or ''Hope Rides Alone'', was self-published in 2005, and tells the story of how Protoman and Megaman were created to fight against Dr. Wily's regime and the very different paths their lives took. It was followed in September 2009 by ''Act II: The Father of Death'', a prequel which tells the story of how Dr. Light and Wily created artificial intelligence, and how it all went so very wrong. ''Act III'' takes place sometime after ''Act I'' and is to be released an an unspecified date, likely 2015. date. A [[http://www.[[https://www.twitch.tv/pax/b/330672275 live]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBWGZgbaEEQ preview]] of an ''Act III'' track was heard at PAX 2012, and a [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLdi6DnpzQI second song was previewed]] at [=MAGfest=] 2015.


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* JobStealingRobot: In Act II, Wily's machines replace the human workforce entirely. Light voices concerns about this in the Intermission, but is convinced to turn them on anyway.
16th Jul '16 4:02:17 PM lalalei2001
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* CrazyPrepared: In Act II, Wily built another control tower, an entire fortress, and a robot army in case his Sniper and main telescreen were attacked.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Wily, across both acts.
11th Jun '16 8:12:55 AM lalalei2001
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* AllThereInTheScript: Megaman is never referred to by name in the lyrics of Act I. In Act II, Dr. Light is only referred to in the lyrics as "Tom" and "Thomas", and Joe is only named after he dies.

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* AllThereInTheScript: Megaman is never referred to by name in the lyrics of Act I. In Act II, Dr. Light is only referred to in the lyrics as "Tom" and "Thomas", and Joe is only named after he dies. Much of the story itself is told in the liner notes.
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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* DarkestHour: DarkestHour:
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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.

It is
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]].
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