History VideoGame / MegamanZX

9th Sep '17 11:45:24 AM rjd1922
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* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted with glory and extreme prejudice with Chronoforce's Time Slow in ''ZX Advent''. Even if you can't think of other times that justify using it, it is basically essential for claiming Rospark's gold medal (defeat Rospark by only damaging him with Rospark) on Expert Mode because it ''does'' work on bosses, and he otherwise dominates the battlefield with his ContactDamage. Using Time Slow will even the odds and slow him to a crawl without extending his MercyInvincibility, allowing you to assault him in your Rospark's bud form and deal enough damage to drain his life, even though it'll still take countless hits whereas he can take you out with very few.

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* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted with glory and extreme prejudice with Chronoforce's Time Slow in ''ZX Advent''. Even if you can't think of other times that justify using it, it is basically essential for claiming Rospark's gold medal (defeat Rospark by only damaging him with Rospark) on Expert Mode because it ''does'' work on bosses, and he otherwise dominates the battlefield with his ContactDamage.CollisionDamage. Using Time Slow will even the odds and slow him to a crawl without extending his MercyInvincibility, allowing you to assault him in your Rospark's bud form and deal enough damage to drain his life, even though it'll still take countless hits whereas he can take you out with very few.
3rd Sep '17 7:27:23 AM HalcyonDayz
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* MonsterCompendium: Like in ''Videogame/MegaManZero 3'', in both games, you can collect Secret Disks to find the infos about mooks and bosses, as well as NPCs.

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* MonsterCompendium: Like in ''Videogame/MegaManZero 3'', in both games, you can collect Secret Disks to find the infos about mooks and bosses, as well as NPCs.{{Non Player Character}}s.
21st Aug '17 10:51:42 AM Luigifan
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* AlluringAnglerfish: Lurerre from ''ZX'' is mostly shown as a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent robotic mermaid]], but the "mermaid body" is actually her lure - her big, ugly body is offscreen most of the time, and sometimes appearing to launch a strong attack.

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* AlluringAnglerfish: Lurerre from ''ZX'' is mostly shown as a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent robotic mermaid]], but the "mermaid body" is actually her lure - -- her big, ugly body is offscreen most of the time, and sometimes appearing to launch a strong attack.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Rospark may be a robot, [[CampGay but he sure acts the part]]. A rose-based Pseudoroid with a clownish voice who enjoys fighting Grey while acting like Ashe is full of cooties, has a large, pink ''very'' phallic rod at his groin area (but also another one on his head), and ''[[BaraGenre is a rose]]''... Is there any other way to take that?

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Rospark may be a robot, [[CampGay but he sure acts the part]]. A rose-based Pseudoroid with a clownish voice who enjoys fighting Grey while acting like Ashe is full of cooties, has a large, pink pink, ''very'' phallic rod at his groin area (but also another one on his head), and ''[[BaraGenre is a rose]]''... Is there any other way to take that?



* AndroidsArePeopleToo: Almost literally in this game - see RidiculouslyHumanRobots below.

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* AndroidsArePeopleToo: Almost literally in this game - -- see RidiculouslyHumanRobots below.



** TheCorruption: Specifically, it corrupts people who tries to use its great power.

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** TheCorruption: Specifically, it corrupts people who tries try to use its great power.



* AttackItsWeakPoint: Partially subverted. The idea in ''ZX'' is to ''avoid'' hitting the enemy's weak point, because doing so makes it cost more to repair the enemy's Biometals (not that it costs very much in the first place[[note]] unless you're playing ''Hard Mode'', in which case even the cheapest repair phase is ''ludicrously'' pricey[[/note]]) once they're salvaged (and you don't get the boss plushie for the mobile in Prairie's room). One medal in ''ZXA'' requires that hit ''only'' the weak point. [[labelnote:Another note...]]A mercy of the former game's system is that Psuedoroids respawn after a while, once you beat five the least recent one you've fought will reappear, so you can take them on again without doing their entire level over (except for Leganchor, who is laughably easy to beat without hitting his weak point anyway). This grants you as many tries as you need to get a Level 4 Victory to repair the Biometal without paying and secure the boss doll in Praire's room.[[/labelnote]]

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* AttackItsWeakPoint: Partially subverted. The idea in ''ZX'' is to ''avoid'' hitting the enemy's weak point, because doing so makes it cost more to repair the enemy's Biometals (not that it costs very much in the first place[[note]] unless place[[note]]unless you're playing ''Hard Mode'', in which case even the cheapest repair phase is ''ludicrously'' pricey[[/note]]) once they're salvaged (and you don't get the boss plushie for the mobile in Prairie's room). One medal in ''ZXA'' requires that you hit ''only'' the weak point. [[labelnote:Another note...]]A mercy of the former game's system is that Psuedoroids respawn after a while, while; once you beat five the least recent one you've fought will reappear, so you can take them on again without doing their entire level over (except for Leganchor, who is laughably easy to beat without hitting his weak point anyway). This grants you as many tries as you need to get a Level 4 Victory to repair the Biometal without paying and secure the boss doll in Praire's room.[[/labelnote]]



* AxCrazy: Prometheus is a straight forward example, while Siarnaq appears to also be this despite coming off as emotionless.

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* AxCrazy: Prometheus is a straight forward straightforward example, while Siarnaq appears to also be this despite coming off as emotionless.



* BalancePowerSkillGimmick: The game uses this in a MultiformBalance variant: Model ZX is balanced, Model FX is about power, Models HX and PX are about dexterity and speed, and Model LX is about movement in water. (It can be used outside water but its performance is lackluster.)

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* BalancePowerSkillGimmick: The game uses this in a MultiformBalance variant: Model ZX is balanced, Model FX is about power, Models HX and PX are about dexterity and speed, and Model LX is about movement in water. (It can be used outside water water, but its performance is lackluster.)



* CallBack: Area N is one to the Zero Space (''VideoGame/MegaManX5'''s final stages). Both are caused when a gigantic floating object fell to earth, causing the ground zero to merge with Cyberspace and other strange phenomena. Also, [[spoiler:Zero is partly the cause of the phenomenon (as Omega is derived from Zero as well) and you get to fight him in the area.]]

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* CallBack: Area N is one to the Zero Space (''VideoGame/MegaManX5'''s final stages). Both are caused when a gigantic floating object fell to earth, causing the ground zero to merge with Cyberspace and other strange phenomena. Also, [[spoiler:Zero is partly the cause of the phenomenon (as Omega is derived from Zero as well) and you get to fight him in the area.]]area]].



* CasualHighDrop: In ''Advent'', in Ashe's storyline, she in the intro jumps off the Hunters airship down several hundred meters to the Raiders ship below her and manages to land safely. This pretty much [[EstablishingCharacterMoment establishes her as a badass]] even before she gets her hands on the Model A.

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* CasualHighDrop: In ''Advent'', in Ashe's storyline, she in the intro jumps off the Hunters Hunters' airship down several hundred meters to the Raiders Raiders' ship below her and manages to land safely. This pretty much [[EstablishingCharacterMoment establishes her as a badass]] even before she gets her hands on the Model A.



* TheChosenOne: In a slightly different sense - here, being "the Chosen One of Model (insert letter here)" just means that you can access the Biometal's power; but since [[spoiler:it's implied that [[BigBad Master Albert]] did the choosing, with his special blood donation, which means that the Mega Men are "destined" to be so]], this trope is still played straight.

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* TheChosenOne: In a slightly different sense - -- here, being "the Chosen One of Model (insert letter here)" just means that you can access the Biometal's power; but since [[spoiler:it's implied that [[BigBad Master Albert]] did the choosing, with his special blood donation, which means that the Mega Men are "destined" to be so]], this trope is still played straight.



** In fact, [[NostalgiaLevel one whole level is essentially a remake of the intro level]] in the original ''VideoGame/MegaManX''. To really rub the point home the only model available at the time is Model X.

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** In fact, [[NostalgiaLevel one whole level is essentially a remake of the intro level]] in the original ''VideoGame/MegaManX''. To really rub the point home home, the only model available at the time is Model X.



** Serpent in the first game has an ability to summon thunder strikes that could instantly take down the target, but he only does that in the cutscene of his first appearance. Probably justified with the fact that he was outdoor when he did that; he later appears in a cave and then in the [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Slither Inc. HQ.]]

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** Serpent in the first game has an ability to summon thunder strikes that could instantly take down the target, but he only does that in the cutscene of his first appearance. Probably justified with the fact that he was outdoor outdoors when he did that; he later appears in a cave and then in the [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Slither Inc. HQ.]]



** Pandora is able to create {{Beehive Barrier}}s, but she never do that in the boss fight.

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** Pandora is able to create {{Beehive Barrier}}s, but she never do does that in the boss fight.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Grey and Ashe did, as [[spoiler:they beat the uber-powered [[AGodAmI Albert]].]]
* DigAttack: Flammole has 2 variant of this: one where he goes up and down while he drills the ground and ceiling, trying to strike you from above/below, and another where he just goes back and forth underground and sending harmful debris everywhere.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Grey and Ashe did, as [[spoiler:they beat the uber-powered [[AGodAmI Albert]].]]
Albert]]]].
* DigAttack: Flammole has 2 variant variants of this: one where he goes up and down while he drills the ground and ceiling, trying to strike you from above/below, and another where he just goes back and forth underground and sending harmful debris everywhere.



* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Them]]: Being popular characters from the Zero series, the 4 Guardians were included as biometals in this series. However, you have to be ''dead'' before you can be a biometal, so the Guardians were [[RetCon abruptly declared]] to have died at the end of Zero 3. Apparently by '' [[StupidSacrifice standing too close to Omega when he blew up]]''.
** That was, actually, declared as such, [[AllThereInTheManual as stated in Mega Man Zero Official Complete Works]]. Because rumors sparked that they were KIA during Mega Man Zero 4's fall of the Ragnarok [[ColonyDrop on top of Neo Arcadia]], thanks to one of the artworks illustrating the game's soundtrack CD, Remastered Tracks Rockman Zero Physis, back in the day. [[CerebusRetcon The artist responsible for said artwork dismissed it as "for fun" material]] in response, apologizing for the fans right after.

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* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Them]]: Being popular characters from the Zero series, the 4 Guardians were included as biometals Biometals in this series. However, you have to be ''dead'' before you can be a biometal, Biometal, so the Guardians were [[RetCon abruptly declared]] to have died at the end of Zero 3.''Zero 3''. Apparently by '' [[StupidSacrifice standing too close to Omega when he blew up]]''.
** That was, actually, declared as such, [[AllThereInTheManual as stated in Mega Man Zero Official Complete Works]]. Because rumors sparked that they were KIA during Mega ''Mega Man Zero 4's 4''[='=]s fall of the Ragnarok [[ColonyDrop on top of Neo Arcadia]], thanks to one of the artworks illustrating the game's soundtrack CD, Remastered Tracks Rockman Zero Physis, back in the day. [[CerebusRetcon The artist responsible for said artwork dismissed it as "for fun" material]] in response, apologizing for the fans right after.



** Pandora and Prometheus. In the first game they at least have the decency to only attack one at a time, in the second... not so much.

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** Pandora and Prometheus. In the first game game, they at least have the decency to only attack one at a time, in the second... not so much.



** The intro level in the second game also qualifies; unlike the first game which gives you Model X from the start, here you're forced to play with your base form wielding a standard peashooter.

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** The intro level in the second game also qualifies; unlike the first game game, which gives you Model X from the start, here you're forced to play with your base form wielding a standard peashooter.



* EmotionEater: Model W feeds on negative emotions (anger, sadness, fear, etc) to grow and be activated. This is probably because Model W is [[spoiler: the essence of Dr. Weil, whose sole enjoyment in life was causing people to suffer]]. This is also justified on a deeper level; if you read the sourcebooks and [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation extrapolate a little]], it's implied that [[spoiler: Dr. Weil]]'s insanity was shaped partially by [[HeWhoFightsMonsters his]] ''[[HeWhoFightsMonsters own]]'' [[HeWhoFightsMonsters fear of Mavericks]]. Serpent powers up Model W by ''feeding'' it what is explicitly stated to be ''the souls of people who died while in the grip of fear!''

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* EmotionEater: Model W feeds on negative emotions (anger, sadness, fear, etc) etc.) to grow and be activated. This is probably because Model W is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the essence of Dr. Weil, whose sole enjoyment in life was causing people to suffer]]. This is also justified on a deeper level; if you read the sourcebooks and [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation extrapolate a little]], it's implied that [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Weil]]'s insanity was shaped partially by [[HeWhoFightsMonsters his]] ''[[HeWhoFightsMonsters own]]'' [[HeWhoFightsMonsters fear of Mavericks]]. Serpent powers up Model W by ''feeding'' it what is explicitly stated to be ''the souls of people who died while in the grip of fear!''



* EquipmentUpgrade: In the first game, if the Biometal you gain are damaged (i.e you did some number of hits on the Pseudoroid's weak points), you can ask Fleuve to upgrade it up to its fullest version, at the expense of EC.

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* EquipmentUpgrade: In the first game, if the Biometal Biometals you gain are damaged (i.e you did some number of hits on the Pseudoroid's weak points), you can ask Fleuve to upgrade it up to its fullest version, at the expense of EC.



* EvilTaintedThePlace: The Area N was the crash site of the space station Ragnarok, with which MegaManZero's BigBad Dr. Weil fused himself long ago. Said area is full of strange phenomena, including the appearance of Reploids there who should've died long ago.

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* EvilTaintedThePlace: The Area N was the crash site of the space station Ragnarok, with which MegaManZero's ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''[='=]s BigBad Dr. Weil fused himself long ago. Said area is full of strange phenomena, including the appearance of Reploids there who should've died long ago.



** The Sage Trinity are named after characters from previous Mega Man series (Albert Wily, Thomas Light, Mikhail Cossack). [[spoiler: Played straight with Albert, who proves to be evil and treacherous like his namesake, but subverted by Thomas, who turned out to be a not-so-benevolent figure in ZXA's [[TheStinger secret ending]].]]

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** The Sage Trinity are named after characters from previous Mega Man series (Albert Wily, Thomas Light, Mikhail Cossack). [[spoiler: Played [[spoiler:Played straight with Albert, who proves to be evil and treacherous like his namesake, but subverted by Thomas, who turned out to be a not-so-benevolent figure in ZXA's [[TheStinger secret ending]].]]



** Played differently in the sequel where you can talk to the civilians in Model A form, and if you are using another form when you're going to talk to them (or when you're entering cutscenes), [[NoCutsceneInventoryInertia you'll automatically transform into]] [[ShapeshifterDefaultForm the Model A form.]] [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that said civilians are all Hunters and fully aware of Biometal, Pseudoroids and Mega Men, where as the civilians in ''ZX'' are just your average townsfolk.

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** Played differently in the sequel where you can talk to the civilians in Model A form, and if you are using another form when you're going to talk to them (or when you're entering cutscenes), [[NoCutsceneInventoryInertia you'll automatically transform into]] [[ShapeshifterDefaultForm the Model A form.]] [[JustifiedTrope justified]] Justified]] in that said civilians are all Hunters and fully aware of Biometal, Pseudoroids Pseudoroids, and Mega Men, where as the civilians in ''ZX'' are just your average townsfolk.



* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: A lot of talk is made over how unique and powerful the Mega Men are, despite their comparatively BoringButPractical moves compared to the Pseudoroids (Model W Mega Men being an exception, to the boring but practical thing, of course), but Advent shows this to actually be the case, thanks to Model A's A-Trans ability. The Mega Man forms are all built for general combat in all terrain (even Model L is usable and quite agile on land), while the Pseudoroids are specialized to the point of paralysis sometimes. Even Buckfire, the most "Mega Man" like of the Pseudoroids just can't quite match the sheer agility of a proper Mega Man. Looks like there's something to all that talk after all.

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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: A lot of talk is made over how unique and powerful the Mega Men are, despite their comparatively BoringButPractical moves compared to the Pseudoroids (Model W Mega Men being an exception, to the boring but practical thing, of course), but Advent ''Advent'' shows this to actually be the case, thanks to Model A's A-Trans ability. The Mega Man forms are all built for general combat in all terrain (even Model L is usable and quite agile on land), while the Pseudoroids are [[CripplingOverspecialization specialized to the point of paralysis paralysis]] sometimes. Even Buckfire, the most "Mega Man" like Man"-like of the Pseudoroids Pseudoroids, just can't quite match the sheer agility of a proper Mega Man. Looks like there's something to all that talk after all.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Master Albert's demise comes from his own back-up body Grey and his unaltered descendant Ashe.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Master [[spoiler:Master Albert's demise comes from his own back-up body Grey and his unaltered descendant Ashe.]]



##Albert can use the attack of the Enemy Mega Men, as well as Model A's homing shot and Model ZX's charge saber. He also has 6 wings, a tail and a halo (as Mega Man Model W.)

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##Albert can use the attack of the Enemy Mega Men, as well as Model A's homing shot and Model ZX's charge saber. He also has 6 wings, a tail tail, and a halo (as Mega Man Model W.)W).



* IAmWho: The protagonists said this word-for-word in the games. The ones who play the trope the straightest is Grey and Ashe, as they don't know who they really are.

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* IAmWho: The protagonists said this word-for-word in the games. The ones who play the trope the straightest is are Grey and Ashe, as they don't know who they really are.



** Serpent says that the blood of the Model W's creator [[spoiler: runs in Aile's veins. ZXA reveals that he was referring to Master Albert, who donated his blood to certain survivors of Maverick Raids, thus giving them the key for Megamerging. Those "Chosen Ones" (as seen in Aeolus' cipher) later become the Mega Men.]]
** Played straighter with [[spoiler:Ashe, as she is an actual descendent of Albert himself.]]

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** Serpent says that the blood of the Model W's creator [[spoiler: runs [[spoiler:runs in Aile's veins. ZXA reveals that he was referring to Master Albert, who donated his blood to certain survivors of Maverick Raids, thus giving them the key for Megamerging. Those "Chosen Ones" (as seen in Aeolus' cipher) later become the Mega Men.]]
** Played straighter with [[spoiler:Ashe, as she is an actual descendent of Albert himself.]]himself]].



* IronicEpisodeTitle: ''Advent'' (means "the second coming") is a second game of the series, yes, but the titular Mega Man ZX is not the hero of this game - They're replaced with Grey/Ashe and Model A.
** Then again it could also refer to the second coming of Model W.

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* IronicEpisodeTitle: ''Advent'' (means "the second coming") is a second game of the series, yes, but the titular Mega Man ZX is not the hero of this game - -- They're replaced with Grey/Ashe and Model A.
** Then again again, it could also refer to the second coming of Model W.



* LegacyBossBattle: [[spoiler:Omega from VideoGame/MegaManZero 3]] appears as a BonusBoss in the N area. Defeating him nets you [[spoiler:the Model O Biometal, the strongest in the game.]] If you have [[OldSaveBonus completed both Zero 3 and 4 in their cartridges]], linking them to the DS slot can let you fight 4 of each game's bosses in the same area and defeating them all gives you the same reward.
* LeftHanging: ''Advent'' left at least 2 major [[SequelHook loose ends]] ([[spoiler:Model Z's fate post-HeroicSacrifice is unknown, and Master Thomas positions himself to be the next BigBad]]). This was in vain as Capcom [[ScrewedByTheNetwork pulled the plug on the series]], and we're not likely to see the third game anytime soon.
* LegacyCharacter: The Biometals, to [[VideoGame/MegaManX X]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero, 4 Guardians, Omega and Weil]]. Arguable case with Model A, as it's revealed that [[spoiler: the "A" stands for "Albert", not "Axl", even though the biometal is clearly based on the latter.]]

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* LegacyBossBattle: [[spoiler:Omega from VideoGame/MegaManZero 3]] appears as a BonusBoss in the N area. Defeating him nets you [[spoiler:the Model O Biometal, the strongest in the game.]] game]]. If you have [[OldSaveBonus completed both Zero 3 and 4 in their cartridges]], linking them to the DS slot can let you fight 4 of each game's bosses in the same area area, and defeating them all gives you the same reward.
* LeftHanging: ''Advent'' left at least 2 major [[SequelHook loose ends]] ([[spoiler:Model Z's fate post-HeroicSacrifice is unknown, and Master Thomas positions himself to be the next BigBad]]). This was in vain vain, as Capcom [[ScrewedByTheNetwork pulled the plug on the series]], and we're not likely to see the third game anytime soon.
* LegacyCharacter: The Biometals, to [[VideoGame/MegaManX X]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero, 4 Guardians, Omega Omega, and Weil]]. Arguable case with Model A, as it's revealed that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the "A" stands for "Albert", not "Axl", even though the biometal is clearly based on the latter.]]latter]].



** Chronoforce's top shell is impervious to spikes and most attacks. [[spoiler: It makes two of the Final Boss' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bohPVPV5Yik#t=01m26s otherwise annoying-to-avoid attacks a trivial matter]].]]

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** Chronoforce's top shell is impervious to spikes and most attacks. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It makes two of the Final Boss' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bohPVPV5Yik#t=01m26s otherwise annoying-to-avoid attacks a trivial matter]].]]



* MightyGlacier: Bifrost of ''Advent''; he has a great attack power, but he moves very slowly. Bonus point of being AnIcePerson, fulfilling the every sense of the trope name.

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* MightyGlacier: Bifrost of ''Advent''; he has a great attack power, but he moves very slowly. Bonus point of being AnIcePerson, fulfilling the every sense of the trope name.



* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Advent's final boss has some otherwise hard-to-avoid attacks if not for the fact that transforming into Chronoforce makes you immune to two of them, and another can be easily avoided by using Model H and upward-dashing then hovering over the blue lasers.
* PreExplosionGlow: All Pseudoroids (as well as [[spoiler:Albert]]) die this way. A carryover from ''Zero'' series.

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* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Advent's ''Advent's'' final boss has some otherwise hard-to-avoid attacks if not for the fact that transforming into Chronoforce makes you immune to two of them, and another can be easily avoided by using Model H and upward-dashing then hovering over the blue lasers.
* PreExplosionGlow: All Pseudoroids (as well as [[spoiler:Albert]]) die this way. A carryover from the ''Zero'' series.



** Also Serpent, President of Slither Inc and the country the first game takes place
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: In ''Advent'' you meet either Vent (when playing as Ashe) or Aile (when playing as Grey) halfway through the story.

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** Also Serpent, President of Slither Inc and the country the first game takes place
place in.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: In ''Advent'' ''Advent'', you meet either Vent (when playing as Ashe) or Aile (when playing as Grey) halfway through the story.



* RecurringCameraShot: Vent/Aile is having a problem fighting a MiniBoss, when their partner, Giro, shows up as a transformed Mega Man Model Z who leaps to the air and then takes down the Mini-Boss in one powerful slash from.his sword. In the sequel, when Grey/Ashe has difficulty fighting another MiniBoss, Vent/Aile shows up, now as Mega Man Model ZX, doing the same move to the MiniBoss to save them.
* RedemptionDemotion : Expect the A-Trans versions of the other Mega Men to lack many of their [[SecretAIMoves boss]] [[CutscenePowerToTheMax quirks]].

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* RecurringCameraShot: Vent/Aile is having a problem fighting a MiniBoss, when their partner, Giro, shows up as a transformed Mega Man Model Z who leaps to the air and then takes down the Mini-Boss in one powerful slash from.from his sword. In the sequel, when Grey/Ashe has difficulty fighting another MiniBoss, Vent/Aile shows up, now as Mega Man Model ZX, doing the same move to the MiniBoss to save them.
* RedemptionDemotion : RedemptionDemotion: Expect the A-Trans versions of the other Mega Men to lack many of their [[SecretAIMoves boss]] [[CutscenePowerToTheMax quirks]].



** The Hunters in ''Advent'' (who are arguably {{expy}}s of the Caravaners, also from the ''Zero'' series) notably averts this. In fact, they get a CrowningMomentOfAwesome at the beginning of the game for surviving against the resident PsychoForHire, and ''even stole a Biometal out from under his nose.''

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** The Hunters in ''Advent'' (who are arguably {{expy}}s of the Caravaners, also from the ''Zero'' series) notably averts avert this. In fact, they get a CrowningMomentOfAwesome at the beginning of the game for surviving against the resident PsychoForHire, and ''even stole a Biometal out from under his nose.''



* SceneryPorn: The series' visual aesthetic matches its PostCyberPunk setting, with the knowledge that this beautiful world--including the futuristic cities like Area C and Legion HQ as well as the natural environments--came at the heavy sacrifices of [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic three]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX generations]] [[VideoGame/MegaManZero of heroes]] centuries prior, making this beauty a case of EarnYourHappyEnding.

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* SceneryPorn: The series' visual aesthetic matches its PostCyberPunk setting, with the knowledge that this beautiful world--including world -- including the futuristic cities like Area C and Legion HQ as well as the natural environments--came environments -- came at the heavy sacrifices of [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic three]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX generations]] [[VideoGame/MegaManZero of heroes]] centuries prior, making this beauty a case of EarnYourHappyEnding.



** In the first game, it's stated that the Mega Men (the ones who can use Biometals) have the power to either save the world, or destroy it. Also, in Aile's storyline, [[spoiler:it's revealed by Serpent that she has [[InTheBlood the "blood" of Model W's creator]] (it's also revealed in the next game that all Mega Men have the "blood", which contains the DNA of said creator, [[BigBad Albert]].)]] After she defeats [[BigBad Serpent]], she briefly goes into a HeroicBSOD [[spoiler:over her "heritage",]] and then Girouette appears to her as a [[EnergyBeing Cyber-Elf]], telling Aile that [[spoiler:the blood is just blood]] and that only she controls her destiny.

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** In the first game, it's stated that the Mega Men (the ones who can use Biometals) have the power to either save the world, or destroy it. Also, in Aile's storyline, [[spoiler:it's revealed by Serpent that she has [[InTheBlood the "blood" of Model W's creator]] (it's also revealed in the next game that all Mega Men have the "blood", which contains the DNA of said creator, [[BigBad Albert]].)]] Albert]])]]. After she defeats [[BigBad Serpent]], she briefly goes into a HeroicBSOD [[spoiler:over her "heritage",]] "heritage"]], and then Girouette appears to her as a [[EnergyBeing Cyber-Elf]], telling Aile that [[spoiler:the blood is just blood]] and that only she controls her destiny.



** It's later revealed that this is Prometheus and Pandora's ultimate goal, since [[spoiler: Albert modified them to become permanently Megamerged, and they're destined to fight other Mega Men. They can't escape that destiny (possibly because [[YourDaysAreNumbered Their Days Have Been Numbered]] by Albert), so they exact revenge on Albert by killing him and trying to hasten the [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt "destiny of destruction".]]]] Unfortunately, [[spoiler: they become Albert's {{Unwitting Pawn}}s just as they reach their goal...]]

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** It's later revealed that this is Prometheus and Pandora's ultimate goal, since [[spoiler: Albert [[spoiler:Albert modified them to become permanently Megamerged, and they're destined to fight other Mega Men. They can't escape that destiny (possibly because [[YourDaysAreNumbered Their Days Have Been Numbered]] by Albert), so they exact revenge on Albert by killing him and trying to hasten the [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt "destiny of destruction".]]]] Unfortunately, [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they become Albert's {{Unwitting Pawn}}s just as they reach their goal...]]



* SequelEscalation: Probably the most prolific example in the entire franchise. The first game was about stopping one madman from awakening one Model W core, and he fought with one Model W fragment. In game two, you're finding W cores ever other mission, it's revealed that the first game was a minor skirmish in the grand scheme of things, and the BigBad makes his reveal by having FOUR fragments orbit him. This extends to gameplay as well, with Advent having more boss-given powers than any classic-y game in the franchise, with a whopping ''thirteen'' boss powers.

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* SequelEscalation: Probably the most prolific example in the entire franchise. The first game was about stopping one madman from awakening one Model W core, and he fought with one Model W fragment. In game two, you're finding W cores ever every other mission, it's revealed that the first game was a minor skirmish in the grand scheme of things, and the BigBad makes his reveal by having FOUR fragments orbit him. This extends to gameplay as well, with Advent having more boss-given powers than any classic-y game in the franchise, with a whopping ''thirteen'' boss powers.



** The Sage Trinity are all named after the doctors from [[VideoGame/MegaMan the classic series]] (Albert Wily, Thomas Light, Mikhail Cossack), though whether they have any actual relation to the characters is unknown. Interestingly [[spoiler:while Wily's expy is traitorous and evil, [[SubvertedTrope so is Light's]], as revealed in ZXA's [[TheStinger secret ending.]]]]

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** The Sage Trinity are all named after the doctors from [[VideoGame/MegaMan the classic series]] (Albert Wily, Thomas Light, Mikhail Cossack), though whether they have any actual relation to the characters is unknown. Interestingly Interestingly, [[spoiler:while Wily's expy is traitorous and evil, [[SubvertedTrope so is Light's]], as revealed in ZXA's [[TheStinger secret ending.]]]]ending]]]].



** Subverted for Model A; [[spoiler:while it's called Model Albert, its personality differs a lot from Albert himself.]]

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** Subverted for Model A; [[spoiler:while it's called Model Albert, its personality differs a lot from Albert himself.]]himself]].



** The bonus Model OX plays it straighter; in Overdrive you can use the classic three-hit buster shot (twin buster + sabre wave) and various AwesomeButImpractical elemental slashes and BeamSpam attacks (but not normal attacks). Also, unlike the other forms, because OX has no Energy bar [[GameBreaker this form's Overdrive can be sustained forever as long as the player does not get hit and be casually used at the player's leisure]].

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** The bonus Model OX plays it straighter; in Overdrive you can use the classic three-hit buster shot (twin buster + sabre wave) and various AwesomeButImpractical elemental slashes and BeamSpam attacks (but not normal attacks). Also, unlike the other forms, because OX has no Energy bar bar, [[GameBreaker this form's Overdrive can be sustained forever as long as the player does not get hit and be casually used at the player's leisure]].



* TalkingWeapon: The Biometals are all qualify, except for Model W and Model O. Oddly enough, Models H, F, L and P becomes TheVoiceless in the sequel, but that may be justified by them having evil users.

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* TalkingWeapon: The Biometals are all qualify, except for Model W and Model O. Oddly enough, Models H, F, L L, and P becomes TheVoiceless in the sequel, but that may be justified by them having evil users.



* TheStinger: ZXA has one what reveals that [[spoiler: the enemy Mega Men are NotQuiteDead and Master Thomas is not as benevolent as he appears.]]

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* TheStinger: ZXA has one what that reveals that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the enemy Mega Men are NotQuiteDead and Master Thomas is not as benevolent as he appears.]]appears]].



* ThrowTheMookAtThem: ''ZX Advent'': A partial example - Hedgeshock can summon robot mouse flunkies. He can normally be hurt by anything, but there's an achievement for using nothing but the mouse flunkies to hurt her - by knocking them at her with the right powerup.

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* ThrowTheMookAtThem: ''ZX Advent'': A partial example - -- Hedgeshock can summon robot mouse flunkies. He can normally be hurt by anything, but there's an achievement for using nothing but the mouse flunkies to hurt her - -- by knocking them at her with the right powerup.



** Subverted by the player characters of the first game; the first transformations into the Model X and Model A Mega Men don't take as long as they seem to, as the camera merely focuses on different parts of the body in separate shots - one could argue it's all happening at the same time. The first transformation into the Model ZX Mega Man does take a while, though presumably because of the bodily strain and the energy being released, which vapourises all of the enemies about to shoot Vent/Aile. However, during gameplay, Mega-merging still takes less than a second.

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** Subverted by the player characters of the first game; the first transformations into the Model X and Model A Mega Men don't take as long as they seem to, as the camera merely focuses on different parts of the body in separate shots - -- one could argue it's all happening at the same time. The first transformation into the Model ZX Mega Man does take a while, though presumably because of the bodily strain and the energy being released, which vapourises all of the enemies about to shoot Vent/Aile. However, during gameplay, Mega-merging still takes less than a second.



* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted with glory and extreme prejudice with Chronoforce's Time Slow in ZX Advent. Even if you can't think of other times that justify using it, it is basically essential for claiming Rospark's gold medal (defeat Rospark by only damaging him with Rospark) on Expert Mode because it ''does'' work on bosses, and he otherwise dominates the battlefield with his ContactDamage. Using Time Slow will even the odds and slow him to a crawl without extending his MercyInvincibility, allowing you to assault him in your Rospark's bud form and deal enough damage to drain his life, even though it'll still take countless hits whereas he can take you out with very few.

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* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted with glory and extreme prejudice with Chronoforce's Time Slow in ZX Advent.''ZX Advent''. Even if you can't think of other times that justify using it, it is basically essential for claiming Rospark's gold medal (defeat Rospark by only damaging him with Rospark) on Expert Mode because it ''does'' work on bosses, and he otherwise dominates the battlefield with his ContactDamage. Using Time Slow will even the odds and slow him to a crawl without extending his MercyInvincibility, allowing you to assault him in your Rospark's bud form and deal enough damage to drain his life, even though it'll still take countless hits whereas he can take you out with very few.



* WhereItAllBegan: Thematic example. Ouroboros, the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, comes to [[spoiler:resemble Ragnarok, as mentioned in the ContinuityNod above.]]

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* WhereItAllBegan: Thematic example. Ouroboros, the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, comes to [[spoiler:resemble Ragnarok, as mentioned in the ContinuityNod above.]]above]].
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* RecurringCameraShot: Vent/Aile is having a problem fighting a MiniBoss, when their partner, Giro, shows up as a transformed Mega Man Model Z who leaps to the air and then takes down the Mini-Boss in one powerful slash from.his sword. In the sequel, when Grey/Ashe has difficulty fighting another MiniBoss, Vent/Aile shows up, now as Mega Man Model ZX, doing the same move to the MiniBoss to save them.
14th Aug '17 9:44:52 AM Gregzilla
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* TheHunter: The Hunters organization in ''ZXA'', which acts as {{Bounty Hunter}}s or {{Treasure Hunter}}s, as well as their EvilCounterpart, the Raiders.

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* TheHunter: HunterOfMonsters: The Hunters organization in ''ZXA'', which acts as {{Bounty Hunter}}s or {{Treasure Hunter}}s, as well as their EvilCounterpart, the Raiders.
27th Jul '17 7:09:53 AM Rmpdc
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''Mega Man ZX'' is another entry in Capcom's flagship series, set about two centuries after the events of ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. The wars between Human and Reploid have finally ended through the process of modifying both races until they're completely indistinguishable from one another. Even so, the threat of Maverick attacks still remains, although the cause of these outbreaks are entirely different.

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''Mega Man ZX'' is another entry in [[Franchise/MegaMan Capcom's flagship series, series]], set about two centuries after the events of ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. The wars between Human and Reploid have finally ended through the process of modifying both races until they're completely indistinguishable from one another. Even so, the threat of Maverick attacks still remains, although the cause of these outbreaks are entirely different.
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* FightingInThePlayground: The boss battle against Purprill takes place in his personal room, which is decorated like a playground, complete with sandy floors.
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* TheArtifact: All of the player characters still explode into balls of light on death, even though most of them are humans. Vent and Aile may be justified in that it's the Biometal that causes the explosion, but Ashe will explode into spheres before she obtains Model A.
4th Jul '17 12:36:28 AM Piterpicher
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* [[ShoutOutVideoGames Shout Out]]:

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* [[ShoutOutVideoGames [[ShoutOut/VideoGames Shout Out]]:
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* EcoTerrorist: In ''ZX Advent'', Thetis is one of the villains, and his motivation for terrorizing the people (and feeding their souls to [[ArtifactOfDoom Model W Fragment]]) is that people have been ruining his beloved seas.
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