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[[WMG: Alternatively, Dr Light DID have kids.]]

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[[WMG: Alternatively, Dr Dr. Light DID have kids.]]



* Alternatively, that Dr Wily was a robot. [[spoiler:The illness was just a karmic flu.]]

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* Alternatively, that Dr Dr. Wily was a robot. [[spoiler:The illness was just a karmic flu.]]



Which leaves us with the question: Which entry would be a logical conclusion to the Classic era? What would serve as a grand opus, a series finale if you will? I think it's ''MMV''. While it predates the appearance of characters like Duo and most importantly Bass, I think it serves as a fitting close to the franchise.

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Which leaves us with the question: Which entry would be a logical conclusion to the Classic ''Classic'' era? What would serve as a grand opus, a series finale if you will? I think it's ''MMV''. While it predates the appearance of characters like Duo and most importantly Bass, I think it serves as a fitting close to the franchise.



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4th Sep '17 3:48:45 PM Luigifan
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* Zero is Saint Peter, and the Zero Series is about his adventures. ZX is about the Third Coming, and Legends the Fourth. He's stuck in the heavenly [[Main/DeathIsCheap revolving door]], apparently.

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* Zero is Saint Peter, and the Zero Series is about his adventures. ZX is about the Third Coming, and Legends the Fourth. He's stuck in the heavenly [[Main/DeathIsCheap [[DeathIsCheap revolving door]], apparently.



* Dr. Wily is the Robot Devil. He seems more based off the Devil from ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' -- he turned against Light because of pride. Some of the Devil's WickedCulture and occasional SatanIsGood tendencies are reflected with [[EvenEvilHasStandards his rare]] [[PetTheDog signs of humanity.]]

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* Dr. Wily is the Robot Devil. He seems more based off the Devil from ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' -- he turned against Light because of pride. Some of the Devil's WickedCulture WickedCultured and occasional SatanIsGood tendencies are reflected with [[EvenEvilHasStandards his rare]] [[PetTheDog signs of humanity.]]



* Dr Weil fits the bill of the GodOfEvil interpetation of the Robot Devil. Actually, I take that back -- he is MadeOfEvil and the [[GodIsEvil Anti-God]]. He is the enemy of Reploids, humans, and anything else that exists. As the man himself perfectly puts it: [[AGodAmI "I]] [[CardCarryingVillain am the]] [[UpToEleven Devil!"]]

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* Dr Weil Dr.nWeil fits the bill of the GodOfEvil interpetation of the Robot Devil. Actually, I take that back -- he is MadeOfEvil and the [[GodIsEvil Anti-God]]. He is the enemy of Reploids, humans, and anything else that exists. As the man himself perfectly puts it: [[AGodAmI "I]] [[CardCarryingVillain am the]] [[UpToEleven Devil!"]]



[[WMG: Mega man Juno (''Legends'') is Lumine (''X'')]]

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[[WMG: Mega man Man Juno (''Legends'') is Lumine (''X'')]]




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4th Sep '17 3:44:12 PM Luigifan
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An alien/robotic civilization built Ra Moon for calculations and guidance (missile and ship guidance, specifically). Somewhere along the line, Ra Moon becomes sentient, realizes he's being used, and makes certain modifications to himself -- namely, the anti-robotic radiation that shuts down everything and everyone (barring Rock, Blues, the helper pets, the first set of Light's Robot Masters, and Wily's own robots) on whatever planet Ra Moon happens to be on. He leaves his planet since his creators/tormentors have been taken care of, and lands on Earth sometime before or after the Ice Age. Ra Tor and Ra Devil are either followers or creations of Ra Moon's, having aligned themselves with him on a different planet than the one Ra Moon effectively emptied.

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An alien/robotic civilization built Ra Moon for calculations and guidance (missile and ship guidance, specifically). Somewhere along the line, Ra Moon [[AIIsACrapshoot becomes sentient, sentient]], realizes he's being used, and makes certain modifications to himself -- namely, the anti-robotic radiation that shuts down everything and everyone (barring Rock, Blues, the helper pets, the first set of Light's Robot Masters, and Wily's own robots) on whatever planet Ra Moon happens to be on. He leaves his planet since his creators/tormentors have been taken care of, and lands on Earth sometime before or after the Ice Age. Ra Tor and Ra Devil are either followers or creations of Ra Moon's, having aligned themselves with him on a different planet than the one Ra Moon effectively emptied.



What can robots with free will do that robots without can't? Improvise; should something go wrong on the job or off (and [[MurphysLaw it inevitably will]]), a robot may have to improvise in order to save themselves or others, or simply fix what went wrong. Robots without free will cannot, and input from their human employers may never come, so what are they supposed to do in a situation not detailed in their programming? They'll either be destroyed or simply be of no help.

[[WMG: Dr. Light is either extremely lazy or an idiot.]]

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What can robots with free will do that robots without can't? Improvise; should something go wrong on the job or off (and [[MurphysLaw it inevitably will]]), a robot may have to improvise in order to save themselves or and/or others, or simply fix what went wrong. Robots without free will cannot, and input from their human employers may never come, so what are they supposed to do in a situation not detailed in their programming? They'll either be destroyed or simply be of no help.

[[WMG: Dr. Light is either [[BrilliantButLazy extremely lazy lazy]] or [[AbsentMindedProfessor an idiot.idiot]].]]



* The MercyInvincibility and stunning animation isn't actually Mega Man directly suffering damage, but an emergency force field being activated. Mega Man's energy isn't really his health, it's how much power this force field has. Whenever he's hit, the force field activates, rendering him immune to attacks for a short period of time. Sadly, this wasn't a perfect design, and it overloads Mega Man's systems, causing the knockback and stunning. It also has the issue that being reaction-based, some attacks will end up draining more energy to absorb the damage Mega Man would suffer otherwise, (Despite how the field will allow him to endure the same attack afterwards) but it's better than slapping a time limit of twenty six or so seconds to beat a level.

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* The MercyInvincibility and stunning animation isn't actually Mega Man directly suffering damage, but an emergency force field being activated. Mega Man's energy isn't really his health, it's how much power this force field has. Whenever he's hit, the force field activates, rendering him immune to attacks for a short period of time. Sadly, this wasn't a perfect design, and it overloads Mega Man's systems, causing the knockback and stunning. It also has the issue that being reaction-based, some attacks will end up draining more energy to absorb the damage Mega Man would suffer otherwise, (Despite otherwise (despite how the field will allow him to endure the same attack afterwards) afterwards), but it's better than slapping a time limit of twenty six twenty-six or so seconds to beat a level.



* Does Proto Man get charged higher prices than Mega Man? I haven't watched an LP of the game for a long time. But if Proto Man does get charged higher prices, that's probably just to keep up the black market ruse.

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* Does Proto Man get charged higher prices than Mega Man? I haven't watched an LP of the game for a long time. But if Proto Man does get charged higher prices, that's probably just to keep up the black market ruse.
ruse. He ''wants'' to charge Proto Man a fair price (i.e. the same price he'd charge Mega Man, i.e. however many bolts are needed to make the part), but if he actually did, Proto Man might get suspicious.



Wily, being Dr. Light's rival and all, had to have Rosemary, too, so he had his way with her, leaving her pregnant with twins. Traumatized by what happened, Rosemary killed herself. Upon finding out, Dr. Light vowed to kill Wily at whatever cost it took. But he doesn't want his "kids" to experience the same pain he did (hence why they won't — and ''can't'' — kill Wily), so he drafted up a nasty plan: he'd simply have Rock, as Mega Man, continue defeating Wily over and over, destroying his body bit by bit. Eventually, Wily, his body laced all over with cybernetics and tired of constantly having to cook up nasty schemes to defeat Mega Man, killed himself on his own — just as he'd forced Rosemary to do so long ago.

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Wily, being Dr. Light's rival and all, had to have Rosemary, too, so [[RapeAsDrama he had his way with her, her]], leaving her pregnant with twins. Traumatized by what happened, Rosemary killed herself. Upon finding out, Dr. Light vowed to kill Wily at whatever cost it took. But he doesn't want his "kids" to experience the same pain he did (hence why they won't — and ''can't'' — kill Wily), so he drafted up a nasty plan: he'd simply have Rock, as Mega Man, continue defeating Wily over and over, destroying his body bit by bit. Eventually, Wily, his body laced all over with cybernetics and tired of constantly having to cook up nasty schemes to defeat Mega Man, [[DrivenToSuicide killed himself on his own own]] — just as he'd forced Rosemary to do so long ago.
* [[SickAndWrong Holy]] [[PrecisionFStrike @$&#]], [[PoisonOakEpilepticTrees that's]] [[GratuitousRape just]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters plain]] [[BlackAndBlackMorality twisted...]]



It would explain [[spoiler:why Rock thought he caught Roboenza and Wily's denial of it, as well as his role in the X series]].
* Well, we know from the X games that he became a reploid at some point, he ''was'' an advisor to Sigma after all. This merely means he made the conversion much earlier than previously thought.

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It would explain [[spoiler:why Rock thought he caught Roboenza and Wily's denial of it, as well as his role in the X ''X'' series]].
* Well, we know from the X ''X'' games that he became a reploid at some point, point; he ''was'' an advisor to Sigma Sigma, after all. This merely means he made the conversion much earlier than previously thought.



in an effort to prevent another [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] bug scare the Roman numeral X was added to extend how many characters were needed before you run out of space.

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in an effort to prevent another [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] bug scare scare, the Roman numeral X was added to extend how many characters were needed before you run out of space.



[[WMG: Why they seemingly never resolve and conclude the Mega Man Classic storyline?]]
Because, judging from ''VideoGame/MegaManX''[='=]s story, (most of) the original cast will die at some point (but not because Zero killed them; that theory is Jossed). Having them die is a horrific thing, especially considering the cheerful tone of the series (and this is somewhat supported by the WordOfGod). So the writers try to avoid that point as much as they can, preventing any (obvious) relation between the Classic and X series. Just think of it like the Elf Wars event (between X and Zero series), it is an utterly horrific story that could only be told, but never shown.

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[[WMG: Why they seemingly never resolve and conclude the Mega ''Mega Man Classic Classic'' storyline?]]
Because, judging from ''VideoGame/MegaManX''[='=]s story, (most of) the original cast will die at some point (but not because Zero killed them; that theory is Jossed). {{Jossed}}). Having them die is a horrific thing, especially considering the [[LighterAndSofter cheerful tone tone]] of the series (and this is somewhat supported by the WordOfGod). So the writers try to avoid that point as much as they can, preventing any (obvious) relation between the Classic ''Classic'' and X ''X'' series. Just think of it like the Elf Wars event (between X and Zero series), it is an utterly horrific story that could only be told, but never shown.



Think about it. Duo is an alien robot. He probably could've come from the MM universe's version of Cybertron. In ''Power Battle 2'', Duo was stated to have returned to Earth for the second time to help the heroes after he left it at the end of ''VideoGame/MegaMan8''. It's not impossible at some time in the future that Duo would come a third time to pick up the entire cast of the classic series (minus the humans) and have them live on his planet instead of Earth, thus resolving the classic timeline with a happy note. No rampaging Zero or any kind of cataclysm.

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Think about it. Duo is an alien robot. He probably could've come from the MM ''MM'' universe's version of Cybertron.[[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Cybertron]]. In ''Power Battle 2'', Duo was stated to have returned to Earth for the second time to help the heroes after he left it at the end of ''VideoGame/MegaMan8''. It's not impossible at some time in the future that Duo would come a third time to pick up the entire cast of the classic series (minus the humans) and have them live on his planet instead of Earth, thus resolving the classic timeline with a happy note. No rampaging Zero or any kind of cataclysm.



In ''Mega Man 8'', Mega Man was infused with a small amount of so-called Evil Energy that has the effect of turning robots and people, surprise, evil. He's told, though, that his own purity can keep it in check. Enter Wily's final creation, Zero, who is powered by a virus that will infect Mega Man just in case Zero is defeated. Much to everyone's surprise, Zero ''kills Mega Man.'' But it doesn't stop there. The evil energy is no longer contained by Mega Man, and leaps into Zero, kicking the Maverick Virus up a notch and causing Super-Zero to kill everyone. Without any targets left, Zero shuts down. Centuries later, just before ''X'', the Evil Energy-corrupted Virus jumps into Sigma; the reploid who finds Zero's body.

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In ''Mega Man 8'', Mega Man was infused with a small amount of so-called Evil Energy that has the effect of turning robots and people, surprise, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin surprise]], evil. He's told, though, that his own purity can keep it in check. Enter Wily's final creation, Zero, who is powered by a virus that will infect Mega Man just in case Zero is defeated. Much to everyone's surprise, Zero ''kills Mega Man.'' But it doesn't stop there. The evil energy is no longer contained by Mega Man, and leaps into Zero, kicking the Maverick Virus up a notch and causing Super-Zero to kill everyone. Without any targets left, Zero shuts down. Centuries later, just before ''X'', the Evil Energy-corrupted Virus jumps into Sigma; Sigma, the reploid who finds Zero's body.



** '''It Still Won't Die.''' Upon his death at the end of the ''Mega Man Zero'' series, the Evil Energy jumps from Dr. Weil's body into the W Biometal, to threaten the world in ''ZX''.

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** '''It Still Won't Die.''' Upon his death at the end of the ''Mega Man Zero'' ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series, the Evil Energy jumps from Dr. Weil's body into the W Biometal, to threaten the world in ''ZX''.



* Oh my god, someone else thought of this?!?! Anyway, I find it more likely the Sigma Virus is actually invented by Wily with his experiments with Evil Energy, and Cyber Elves are partly the result of related experiments, maybe with Duo's good energy. Note how they all can exist outside a body or container and yet are otherwise like computer programs. Also, I think X is a result of examining Duo's specs and of the good energy experiments.

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* Oh my god, someone else thought of this?!?! Anyway, I find it more likely the Sigma Virus is actually invented by Wily with his experiments with Evil Energy, and Cyber Elves are partly the result of related experiments, maybe with Duo's good energy. Note how they all can exist outside a body or container and yet are otherwise like computer programs. Also, I think X is a result of examining Duo's specs and of the good energy Justice Energy experiments.



** The Roboenza he made in [=MM10=] seems to support the direct above.

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** The Roboenza he made in [=MM10=] ''[=MM10=]'' seems to support the direct above.



* Except that Reploids don't technically have any hard programming blocks: The only thing stopping them from committing crimes is the same thing that keeps the average human from turning to crime. The Virus simply wears away at a Reploid's faculties of reason (or, once it became the Sigma Virus, bent them to its will).

[[WMG: The X timeline (and all events after) are just a possible future for the Classic series.]]
For no reason other than it gives Capcom a good excuse to keep making games for the Classic timeline. Also, imagine how awesome it would be to fight Zero as a boss and destroy him before he causes the X timeline to happen.

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* Except that Reploids don't technically have any hard programming blocks: The only thing stopping them from committing crimes is the same thing that keeps the average human from turning to crime. The So it's more likely that the Virus simply wears away at a Reploid's faculties of reason until they became psychopaths [[LackOfEmpathy who couldn't give two shits about others]] (or, once it became the Sigma Virus, outright [[MindControl bent them to its will).

will]]).

[[WMG: The X ''X'' timeline (and all events after) are just a possible future for the Classic ''Classic'' series.]]
For no reason other than it gives Capcom a good excuse to keep making games for the Classic ''Classic'' timeline. Also, imagine how awesome it would be to fight Zero as a boss and destroy him before he causes the X ''X'' timeline to happen.









There was no epic battle involving anyone killing anyone. Rock, Roll, Auto, Beat, Protoman, Bass, Light, Wily and any others I hadn't mentioned died of old age because the humans are mortal and because immortal robots hadn't yet been invented so the artificial guys deteriorated like any other complex machines, especially without the superscientists that created them maintaining them. Dr. Light simply hid his greatest creation away from the prying eyes of the world (especially given the debacle involving expiry dates on his creations).

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There was no epic battle involving anyone killing anyone. Rock, Roll, Auto, Beat, Protoman, Bass, Light, Wily Wily, and any others I hadn't mentioned died of old age because the humans are mortal and because immortal robots hadn't yet been invented so the artificial guys deteriorated like any other complex machines, especially without the superscientists super-scientists that created them maintaining them. Dr. Light simply hid his greatest creation away from the prying eyes of the world (especially given the debacle involving expiry dates on his creations).



* I'm pretty convinced that all the parallels to the X series in the most recent games are the result of the writers messing with the fandom.

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* I'm pretty convinced that all the parallels to the X ''X'' series in the most recent games are the result of [[TrollingCreator the writers messing with the fandom.fandom]].



[[WMG: X is the timeline post the second gameboy Mega Man game]]

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[[WMG: X is the timeline post following the second gameboy Game Boy Mega Man game]]



* Timeline prime) MMI -> MMII-> MMI(GBA) -> MMIII -> Games -> Past!Wily kidnaps MM, chaos caused -> MMX
* Timeline 2)...............................\->MMII(GBA) -> Prime!MM (quint) stuck in this timeline.
** Supporting this, X-era mechanaloids appear in Rock Man Shadow's army in ''Challenger of the Future.'' Therefore, Quint is close enough to the X timeline that X era mooks existed.

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* Timeline prime) MMI ''MMI'' -> MMII-> MMI(GBA) ''MMII'' -> MMIII ''MMI'' (GB) -> ''MMIII'' -> Games -> Past!Wily kidnaps MM, chaos caused -> MMX
''MMX''
* Timeline 2)...............................\->MMII(GBA) \->''MMII'' (GB) -> Prime!MM (quint) (Quint) stuck in this timeline.
** Supporting this, X-era mechanaloids mechaniloids appear in Rock Man Shadow's army in ''Challenger of the Future.'' Therefore, Quint is close enough to the X ''X'' timeline that X era X-era mooks existed.



* It wouldn't Infect Humans, though. Wily's illness was just Karma.

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* It wouldn't Infect Humans, infect humans, though. Wily's illness was just Karma.
karma.



* [[{{CosmicAC}} This Troper]] [[{{Fridge Logic}} thought]] that perhaps the whole thing with the robot illness and [[spoiler: Roll giving the medicine for her to Mega Man instead]] was a sinister EvilPlan to begin with, and interpreted [[spoiler:Wily's attempt to give Mega Man a pill, and the mountain of "cures" he leaves behind at the end]] as [[spoiler:incubators and/or catalysts of some sort for what would become the "Sigma" Virus]]...

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* [[{{CosmicAC}} [[Tropers/{{CosmicAC}} This Troper]] [[{{Fridge Logic}} thought]] that perhaps the whole thing with the robot illness and [[spoiler: Roll [[spoiler:Roll giving the medicine for her to Mega Man instead]] was a sinister EvilPlan to begin with, and interpreted [[spoiler:Wily's attempt to give Mega Man a pill, and the mountain of "cures" he leaves behind at the end]] as [[spoiler:incubators and/or catalysts of some sort for what would become the "Sigma" Virus]]...



Rock's outburst at the end of Rockman 7 shows a dangerous side to Robot Masters. He was ready to disobey his "programming" and kill Wily, which may make him the first true Maverick robot. Eventually alerted to the danger posed by robots capable of making their own decisions outside of the restrictions imposed upon them, Light dismantles all of the Robot Masters. Realizing that it is folly to hope to restrict the moral independence of a sentient being, he creates X as a new template for truly independent robots, taking precautions to ensure that his new creation will make the right decisions.

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Rock's outburst at the end of Rockman 7 ''Rockman 7'' shows a dangerous side to Robot Masters. He was ready to disobey his "programming" and kill Wily, which may make him the first true Maverick robot. Eventually alerted to the danger posed by robots capable of making their own decisions outside of the restrictions imposed upon them, Light dismantles all of the Robot Masters. Realizing that it is folly to hope to restrict the moral independence of a sentient being, he creates X as a new template for truly independent robots, taking precautions to ensure that his new creation will make the right decisions.



This starts at with the theory that Zero was created from the plans for X that Bass stole when he ransacked Light's lab in ''MM7''. By copying X's programming and design, Wily hoped to take advantage of X's 30+ year absence and have Zero take over the world. But Zero had X's ability to choose his own path, and didn't feel like destroying the forces of good (this is WordOfGod). So Wily, who was getting old anyway, created a machine to upload his soul, for lack of a better term, into Zero. Of course, Mega Man found out and wrecked the whole plan by wrecking Wily's lab just after the upload was finished. Zero's capsule was shut down with him (and Wily) inside. Mega Man brought the programming back for Light to use (since he's getting old as hell too). Light, rather than upload himself into X (which would be an unconscionable disregard of X's free will), uploaded himself into a series of capsules, from which he could create new upgrades for X if they were needed.

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This starts at with the theory that Zero was created from the plans for X that Bass stole when he ransacked Light's lab in ''MM7''.''[=MM7=]''. By copying X's programming and design, Wily hoped to take advantage of X's 30+ year absence and have Zero take over the world. But Zero had X's ability to choose his own path, and didn't feel like destroying the forces of good (this is WordOfGod). So Wily, who was getting old anyway, created a machine to upload his soul, for lack of a better term, into Zero. Of course, Mega Man found out and wrecked the whole plan by wrecking Wily's lab just after the upload was finished. Zero's capsule was shut down with him (and Wily) inside. Mega Man brought the programming back for Light to use (since he's getting old as hell too). Light, rather than upload himself into X (which would be an unconscionable disregard of X's free will), uploaded himself into a series of capsules, from which he could create new upgrades for X if they were needed.



[[WMG: Whoever created the Evil Energy (most likely the evil robot in Megaman 8) also created the Stardroids]]

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[[WMG: Whoever created the Evil Energy (most likely the evil robot in Megaman ''Megaman 8) also created the Stardroids]]



Despite years of failure, working on Zero and nearing death, Dr Wily is still doing his schemes with Robot Masters that stand no chance against the Blue Bomber. This is all intentional, though -- each of Wily's failures contributes to getting Zero to be perfect. Bass was originally Wily's masterpiece, however Bass's arrogance became his undoing. So Wily decided to get make his next creation without said arrogance, which is why King was initially a WellIntentionedExtremist. When that failed, Wily began working on Zero.

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Despite years of failure, working on Zero and nearing death, Dr Dr. Wily is still doing his schemes with Robot Masters that stand no chance against the Blue Bomber. This is all intentional, though -- each of Wily's failures contributes to getting Zero to be perfect. Bass was originally Wily's masterpiece, however masterpiece; however, Bass's arrogance became his undoing. So Wily decided to get make his next creation without said arrogance, which is why King was initially a WellIntentionedExtremist. When that failed, Wily began working on Zero.



[[WMG: All the stars in the original timeline are actually the same character]]
It all starts with Dr. Light's robot Mega Man. Eventually, Mega Man defeats Dr. Wily once and for all, leaving Zero sealed away with no one to release him. Dr. Light discovers just how powerful Mega Man is, so he seals him away 'till mankind is ready for him, after making a few cosmetic changes; since Dr. Wily is gone, there's really no need for such an advanced robot anyways. Then the Mega Man X series happens. After that, Zero is sealed away, Dr Weil decides to clone Zero, but he can't find advanced enough material to use. So he uses X instead, scrapping him, and changing him into a perfect Zero clone. The "original" X in Mega Man Zero is actually just another clone Ciel created before she made the main villain Copy X. And Omega is the REAL Zero, that whole mention of Zero containing the original's consciousness was due to the fact that Cyber Elf X still believes he's the original. Anyways, Zero/X gets remodeled as a Humaniod when ZX takes place, but since he's a hero, the Sage Trinity decide not to kill him but let him live. Until Master Albert remodels him as Grey, and gives him amnesia. Oh yeah, and Model X is actually Copy X's biometal, and Model Z is actually cyber Elf X's biometal. Anyways, a huge catastrophy takes place, Grey is remodeled again to be a Carbon (Which is actually revealed via WordOfGod to be a very advanced robot that is identical to humans in every way, apparently even including reproduction.) He becomes Mega Man again.

[[WMG: The reason Mega Man is gone by the time the X series starts is due to the Sigma Virus.]]

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[[WMG: All the stars in the original timeline are actually the same character]]
character.]]
It all starts with Dr. Light's robot Mega Man. Eventually, Mega Man defeats Dr. Wily once and for all, leaving Zero sealed away with no one to release him. Dr. Light discovers just how powerful Mega Man is, so he seals him away 'till mankind is ready for him, after making a few cosmetic changes; since Dr. Wily is gone, there's really no need for such an advanced robot anyways. Then the Mega ''Mega Man X X'' series happens. After that, Zero is sealed away, Dr Dr. Weil decides to clone Zero, but he can't find advanced enough material to use. So he uses X instead, scrapping him, and changing him into a perfect Zero clone. The "original" X in Mega ''Mega Man Zero Zero'' is actually just another clone Ciel created before she made the main villain Copy X. And Omega is the REAL Zero, that whole mention of Zero containing the original's consciousness was due to the fact that Cyber Elf X still believes he's the original. Anyways, Zero/X gets remodeled as a Humaniod when ZX ''ZX'' takes place, but since he's a hero, the Sage Trinity decide not to kill him but let him live. Until Master Albert remodels him as Grey, and gives him amnesia. Oh yeah, and Model X is actually Copy X's biometal, and Model Z is actually cyber Elf X's biometal. Anyways, a huge catastrophy catastrophe takes place, Grey is remodeled again to be a Carbon (Which (which is actually revealed via WordOfGod to be a very advanced robot that is identical to humans in every way, apparently even including reproduction.) reproduction). He becomes Mega Man again.

[[WMG: The reason Mega Man is gone by the time the X ''X'' series starts is due to the Sigma Virus.]]



Zero being the reason for the end of the Classic series just doesn't make sense, considering a) WordOfGod jossed it and b) no way in Hell the survivors would let him return to his capsule. Quint, however, was around and active in the future of ''Mega Man Classic''. Dr Wily would makes sure that [[XanatosGambit even if Quint lost in the past, he wouldn't have to deal with Light in the future]]. The solution was to have the reprogrammed Quint aka [[spoiler:an incredibly skilled future Mega Man]] destroy any of Dr. Light's functioning robots and his lab, so that they wouldn't be able to oppose Future Wily. This included [[KillEmAll eliminating Proto Man, Bass]], [[WouldHurtAGirl Roll]] (ignoring the helper robot [[NiceJobFixingItVillain allowed it to become Mega Man]]), and Auto. If you take the ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' cameo as canon, Auto escaped. This may go to explain why X spent 70 years overdue in a capsule, in spite of a presumably living Dr. Cossack and a working Dr. Light AI: Quint crashed the lab and buried the X capsule even further. Quint [[AntiClimaxBoss is so pathetic]] because, [[TemporalParadox among other things]], he's been wailed on by the FutureBadass versions of all surviving Light bots. However, Quint didn't need to eliminate all of [[spoiler:Mega Man's]] friends and foes...

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Zero being the reason for the end of the Classic ''Classic'' series just doesn't make sense, considering a) WordOfGod jossed it and b) no way in Hell the survivors would let him return to his capsule. Quint, however, was around and active in the future of ''Mega Man Classic''. Dr Wily would makes sure that [[XanatosGambit even if Quint lost in the past, he wouldn't have to deal with Light in the future]]. The solution was to have the reprogrammed Quint aka [[spoiler:an incredibly skilled future Mega Man]] destroy any of Dr. Light's functioning robots and his lab, so that they wouldn't be able to oppose Future Wily. This included [[KillEmAll eliminating Proto Man, Bass]], [[WouldHurtAGirl Roll]] (ignoring the helper robot [[NiceJobFixingItVillain allowed it to become Mega Man]]), and Auto. If you take the ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' cameo as canon, Auto escaped. This may go to explain why X spent 70 years overdue in a capsule, in spite of a presumably living Dr. Cossack and a working Dr. Light AI: Quint crashed the lab and buried the X capsule even further. Quint [[AntiClimaxBoss is so pathetic]] because, [[TemporalParadox among other things]], he's been wailed on by the FutureBadass versions of all the surviving Light bots. However, Quint didn't need to eliminate all of [[spoiler:Mega Man's]] friends and foes...



Mega Man: The Power Fighters shows that Bass knows about Zero's existence. Bass [[WellDoneSonGuy wants to prove he's the best by killing his rival Robot Masters]], so the moment Bass realises that Zero is Wily's masterpiece? [[CainAndAbel It's not going to be pretty.]] Wily can't have Bass trying to break Zero before he's complete, so he eliminated him.

[[WMG: The [[Main/RedShirt Green Biker Dude]] isn't as dead as you'd think.]]
Turns out he's a reprogrammed Ballade ([=MM4GB=]/Rockman World IV) who's been busy making sure that Dr. Light's capsules get to the right sets of stages in every X game. Ol' [=GBD=] had to fake his death because part-timing with the Maverick Hunters was putting undue stress on his workload.

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Mega ''Mega Man: The Power Fighters Fighters'' shows that Bass knows about Zero's existence. Bass [[WellDoneSonGuy wants to prove he's the best by killing his rival Robot Masters]], so the moment Bass realises that Zero is Wily's masterpiece? [[CainAndAbel It's not going to be pretty.]] Wily can't have Bass trying to break Zero before he's complete, so he eliminated him.

[[WMG: The [[Main/RedShirt [[RedShirt Green Biker Dude]] isn't as dead as you'd think.]]
Turns out he's a reprogrammed Ballade ([=MM4GB=]/Rockman (''[=MM4GB=]''/''Rockman World IV) IV'') who's been busy making sure that Dr. Light's capsules get to the right sets of stages in every X ''X'' game. Ol' [=GBD=] had to fake his death because part-timing with the Maverick Hunters was putting undue stress on his workload.



* Roboenza is a prototype Maverick Virus. Dr Wily needed to see if he could get the virus to make robots loyal to him, not go insane and uncontrollable.

[[WMG: Mega Man V on Game Boy is the final game in the Classic series.]]
It's clear that for a variety of reasons Capcom is never going to be exactly specific about the end of the Classic series. Aside from the obvious problems caused by creating definitive fates for the cast, trying to bridge the gap between the light-hearted Classic series with the much grimmer X series would be rather difficult as well as tone-deaf.

Which leaves us with the question: Which entry would be a logical conclusion to the Classic era? What would serve as a grand opus, a series finale if you will? I think it's MMV. While it predates the appearance of characters like Duo and most importantly Bass, I think it serves as a fitting close to the franchise.

First, thematically it's very different from the prior games. Instead of the usual Robot Masters, it's a new concept with the Stardroids, powerful alien robots built with materials not found on earth. Other than a brief couple adventures in vacuum there are no outdoor sections in the game, much of the game being in [[Main/EternalEngine giant mechanical mazes]]. Half the game is set in space. It's clear Capcom wanted to end the Game Boy series on an epic note -- why not end the entire series that way? (After all, Mega Man 10, while entertaining, was hardly conclusive...)

If you look at the series there's a clear escalation in Wily's behavior. First it was about proving himself, then it became about revenge, and he's been getting worse over time, going so far as to kidnap someone's child to force them to do his bidding, though nothing tops using time travel to kidnap a future version of Mega Man to kill Mega Man's present-day version for sheer outlandishness and raises some serious questions as to whether Quint will even matter in the future of Mega Man anymore. Wily's labs get grander as well, with multiple fortresses, a giant tank fortress, multiple space stations and even a starship. (Where does he get the money? That's a question for another WMG entry.) Mega Man V reaches the logical conclusion to this nonsense with a friggin' Death Star knockoff -- it's gigantic, it's in space, and it shoots laser blasts at you the size of city buses. The destructive capability of this thing has to be quite high.

Along the way, he's gotten involved with alien technology at least a couple times, some of it quite ancient -- and powerful. The Evil Energy alone is nearly enough to kill Mega Man without Duo's interference -- a fact that had to have made an impression on Wily. It stands to reason, then, that he'd be looking for more alien technology. Which leads us to the Stardroids, who laugh off Mega Man's buster shots, a clear escalation from before when Wily's own robots were always vulnerable to basic buster fire. So why is it that the Stardroids have gone almost forgotten? Perhaps it's because they only appeared at the end of the Classic series, and by the time of X, the Stardroids' impact is no longer relevant? (Though there's the distinct possibility that Zero is a Wily-built Stardroid based on Terra...)

There's also his repeated attempts at creating a counter to Mega Man. Quint and the Mega Man Killers, then Bass and finally Zero. Mega Man V has you face all three of the Mega Man Killers and Quint; Bass is off on his own and Zero is possibly unfinished, or perhaps part of another dead man's switch much like the rampage that broke Wily out of jail was in Mega Man 7.

The combination of Wily's escalation, his obvious experimentation as he works on Zero, his use of the Stardroids, and his bringing back Quint and the Killers for one last go-round all speak to Mega Man V being not just the end of the Game Boy series, but the end of the Classic series in general. It's Wily's grand opus, a repeat of his old man-behind-the-man ruse combined with his attempt to harness alien technology, a reunion of the robots he built specifically to counter Mega Man, and his biggest starbase yet. He's throwing everything he's got at Mega Man. Wily's getting along in years, he can't keep doing this forever, can he? This is his last ditch attempt to take out the thorn in his side once and for all; after that, it's up to Zero to carry on his legacy.

And in the end he still fails, a victim of his own hubris. What did he expect when he awakened an ancient super weapon?

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* Roboenza is a prototype Maverick Virus. Dr Dr. Wily needed to see if he could get the virus to make robots loyal to him, not go insane and uncontrollable.

[[WMG: Mega ''Mega Man V V'' on Game Boy is the final game in the Classic ''Classic'' series.]]
It's clear that for a variety of reasons Capcom is never going to be exactly specific about the end of the Classic ''Classic'' series. Aside from the obvious problems caused by creating definitive fates for the cast, trying to bridge the gap between the light-hearted Classic [[LighterAndSofter light-hearted]] ''Classic'' series with the [[DarkerAndEdgier much grimmer X grimmer]] ''X'' series would be rather difficult as well as tone-deaf.

Which leaves us with the question: Which entry would be a logical conclusion to the Classic era? What would serve as a grand opus, a series finale if you will? I think it's MMV.''MMV''. While it predates the appearance of characters like Duo and most importantly Bass, I think it serves as a fitting close to the franchise.

First, thematically thematically, it's very different from the prior games. Instead of the usual Robot Masters, it's a new concept with the Stardroids, powerful alien robots built with materials not found on earth. Other than a brief couple adventures in vacuum vacuum, there are no outdoor sections in the game, much of the game being in [[Main/EternalEngine [[EternalEngine giant mechanical mazes]]. Half the game is set in space. It's clear Capcom wanted to end the Game Boy series on an epic note -- why not end the entire series that way? (After all, Mega ''Mega Man 10, 10'', while entertaining, was hardly conclusive...)

If you look at the series series, there's a clear escalation in Wily's behavior. First it was about proving himself, then it became about revenge, and he's been getting worse over time, going so far as to kidnap someone's child to force them to do his bidding, though nothing tops using time travel to kidnap a future version of Mega Man to kill Mega Man's present-day version for sheer outlandishness and raises some serious questions as to whether Quint will even matter in the future of Mega Man anymore. Wily's labs get grander as well, with multiple fortresses, a giant tank fortress, multiple space stations stations, and even a starship. (Where does he get the money? That's a question for another WMG entry.) Mega ''Mega Man V V'' reaches the logical conclusion to this nonsense with a friggin' Death Star knockoff -- it's gigantic, it's in space, and it shoots laser blasts at you the size of city buses. The destructive capability of this thing has to be quite high.

Along the way, he's gotten involved with alien technology at least a couple times, some of it quite ancient -- and powerful. The Evil Energy alone is nearly enough to kill Mega Man without Duo's interference -- a fact that had to have made an impression on Wily. It stands to reason, then, that he'd be looking for more alien technology. Which leads us to the Stardroids, who [[NoSell laugh off off]] Mega Man's buster shots, a clear escalation from before when Wily's own robots were always vulnerable to basic buster fire. So why is it that the Stardroids have gone almost forgotten? Perhaps it's because they only appeared at the end of the Classic ''Classic'' series, and by the time of X, ''X'', the Stardroids' impact is no longer relevant? (Though there's the distinct possibility that Zero is a Wily-built Stardroid based on Terra...)

There's also his repeated attempts at creating a counter to Mega Man. Quint and the Mega Man Killers, then Bass and finally Zero. Mega ''Mega Man V V'' has you face all three of the Mega Man Killers and Quint; Bass is off on his own and Zero is possibly unfinished, or perhaps part of another dead man's switch much like the rampage that broke Wily out of jail was in Mega ''Mega Man 7.

7''.

The combination of Wily's escalation, his obvious experimentation as he works on Zero, his use of the Stardroids, and his bringing back Quint and the Killers for one last go-round all speak to Mega ''Mega Man V V'' being not just the end of the Game Boy series, but the end of the Classic ''Classic'' series in general. It's Wily's grand opus, a repeat of his old man-behind-the-man ruse combined with his attempt to harness alien technology, a reunion of the robots he built specifically to counter Mega Man, and his biggest starbase yet. He's throwing everything he's got at Mega Man. Wily's getting along in years, he can't keep doing this forever, can he? This is his last ditch last-ditch attempt to take out the thorn in his side once and for all; after that, it's up to Zero to carry on his legacy.

And in the end end, he still fails, a victim of his own hubris. What did he expect when he awakened an ancient super weapon?
superweapon?



It's just that Mega Man actually managed to ''win''. From what little we know about Zero's construction, he was incomplete. That could mean Dr Wily died before he could be physically completed, or an incomplete Zero was sent after Mega Man. We do see him having dreams of seeing his creator, destroyed robots and what looks like blood on his hands. Zero was initially launched, however it went ''badly'' as the psychotic Maverick went off to slaughter everyone in his path. Mega Man was able to defeat him, but only because Zero wasn't finished yet and nowhere near his true potential. It didn't just take every Robot Master power-up he had, but likely the help of [[EnemyMine Bass]] to stop him. Even then [[NearVillainVictory he would've killed Mega Man]] if it weren't for the RestrainingBolt forcing him to make a tactical retreat. Dr Wily proceeded to keep Zero in lockdown for the next century because he wasn't finished and [[EvenEvilHasStandards even he thought he was psychotic]]. And even that century wasn't enough because he was still a maniac upon waking up. While there were human casualties, the only main character who died was likely [[KarmicDeath Dr Wily himself]]...which didn't really stick.

[[WMG: Auto is the SoleSurvivor of the Classic series.]]
That's part of why he was built. As Dr Light's assistant, he was entrusted with maintaining his work. Proto Man's own lifespan is short, Mega Man may have become Quint and the rest could be explained by warranty. However Auto was made to last the centuries, and help run both the holograms containing Dr Light's mind and physically construct the armor to fit 22nd century technology standards. The Auto-looking mechaniloid that guards the first capsule was an invention of his.

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It's just that Mega Man actually managed to ''win''. From what little we know about Zero's construction, he was incomplete. That could mean Dr Dr. Wily died before he could be physically completed, or an incomplete Zero was sent after Mega Man. We do see him having dreams of seeing his creator, destroyed robots robots, and what looks like blood on his hands. Zero was initially launched, however launched; however, it went ''badly'' ''badly'', as the psychotic Maverick went off to slaughter everyone in his path. Mega Man was able to defeat him, but only because Zero wasn't finished yet and nowhere near his true potential. It didn't just take every Robot Master power-up he had, but likely the help of [[EnemyMine Bass]] to stop him. Even then then, [[NearVillainVictory he would've killed Mega Man]] if it weren't for the RestrainingBolt forcing him to make a tactical retreat. Dr Dr. Wily proceeded to keep Zero in lockdown for the next century because he wasn't finished and [[EvenEvilHasStandards even he thought he was psychotic]]. And even that century wasn't enough enough, because he was still a maniac upon waking up. While there were human casualties, the only main character who died was likely [[KarmicDeath Dr Dr. Wily himself]]...himself]]... which didn't really stick.

[[WMG: Auto is the SoleSurvivor of the Classic ''Classic'' series.]]
That's part of why he was built. As Dr Dr. Light's assistant, he was entrusted with maintaining his work. Proto Man's own lifespan is short, Mega Man may have become Quint Quint, and the rest could be explained by warranty. However However, Auto was made to last the centuries, and help run both the holograms containing Dr Dr. Light's mind and physically construct the armor to fit 22nd century technology standards. The Auto-looking mechaniloid that guards the first capsule was an invention of his.



[[WMG: VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork nearly existed in the Classic Series, but Light never finished it. (by ProjectCarthageTVT)]]

The I.B.N. terminal behind Light in several of the Classic Series games, could that be this timeline's unfinished Interlinking Battle Network? See, it's already known that the Classic Series and Battle Network take place at the same time, the Battle Network timeline acting as the one where Light finished the Battle Network, and in the Classic Series, he didn't finish it.

[[WMG:The Dark Aura from EXE and the Evil Energy from Classic are the same thing.]]

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[[WMG: VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' nearly existed in the Classic Series, ''Classic'' series, but Light never finished it. (by ProjectCarthageTVT)]]

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The I.B.N. terminal behind Light in several of the Classic Series games, ''Classic'' series games... could that be this timeline's unfinished Interlinking Battle Network? ''Battle Network''? See, it's already known that the Classic Series ''Classic'' series and Battle Network ''Battle Network'' take place at the same time, the Battle Network timeline acting as the one where Light finished the Battle Network, and in the Classic Series, series, he didn't finish it.

[[WMG:The Dark Aura from EXE ''EXE'' and the Evil Energy from Classic ''Classic'' are the same thing.]]



The Classic series had the [[VideoGame/MegaManV Stardroids]], evil robots from space, [[VideoGame/MegaMan8 Duo]], the apparent protector of the galaxy, and the evil robot who brought the evil energy to Earth. After the events of VideoGame/MegaManZXAdvent, humanity and Reploids build a spaceship and [[Main/CaptainObvious go out somewhere in space]], where the crew meets Duo. Back on Earth, Master Thomas causes a cataclysm and destroys humans and Reploids alike, replacing them with Carbons. Meanwhile, the spaceship crew build a new life on other planets, where humans and Reploids live harmoniously.

[[WMG: Dr Light is an immigrant to America, originating from Japan.]]
Thus how his counterpart is named Tadashi Hikari, despite the timeline diverging after his birth. "Hikari" means Light so it was simple translation, and since "Tadashi" also means light he decided not to be redundant and chose a first name to avoid confusion.

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The Classic series had the [[VideoGame/MegaManV Stardroids]], evil robots from space, [[VideoGame/MegaMan8 Duo]], the apparent protector of the galaxy, and the evil robot who brought the evil energy to Earth. After the events of VideoGame/MegaManZXAdvent, humanity and Reploids build a spaceship and [[Main/CaptainObvious [[CaptainObvious go out somewhere in space]], where the crew meets Duo. Back on Earth, Master Thomas causes a cataclysm and destroys humans and Reploids alike, replacing them with Carbons. Meanwhile, the spaceship crew build a new life on other planets, where humans and Reploids live harmoniously.

[[WMG: Dr Dr. Light is an immigrant to America, originating from Japan.]]
Thus how his counterpart is named Tadashi Hikari, despite the timeline diverging after his birth. "Hikari" means Light so it was simple translation, and since "Tadashi" also means light light, he decided not to be redundant and chose a first name to avoid confusion.
confusion.



[[WMG: Every game Contains a Different Mega Man]]
...who is referred to by his model number. Thus, X is the tenth incarnation of Mega Man. After every game, once Wily was defeated, Light deactivated Mega Man and disassembled him, possibly restoring him to the original Rock body and possibly not. He did this to prevent anyone from trying to steal his killer robot or coerce him into letting them use it. This explains why Mega Man loses all weapons and abilities each game; they were thrown out when the old body was destroyed. Clearly, inbetween nine and ten something happened to the original Mega Man's programming (likely Bass managed to steal or destroy it), which is why X is a distinct personality from him and has no memory of Light or WIly, and Light took the opportunity, along with a long lapse between crises, to start from scratch, producing a completely new body and AI. When he realized Wily really wasn't coming back, he just kept improving X, body and mind, until he died. Protoman had the good sense to stay out of Light's reach and thus was never disassembled. For this theory to work, one must consider as cannon that Bass performed all the action in ''& Bass'', that the Game Boy games didn't happen, and that the Power Battles games, if they even happened at all, involved the other three playable characters only.

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[[WMG: Every game Contains contains a Different different Mega Man]]
...who is referred to by his model number. Thus, X is the tenth incarnation of Mega Man. After every game, once Wily was defeated, Light deactivated Mega Man and disassembled him, possibly restoring him to the original Rock body and possibly not. He did this to prevent anyone from trying to steal his killer robot or coerce him into letting them use it. This explains why Mega Man loses all weapons and abilities each game; they were thrown out when the old body was destroyed. Clearly, inbetween nine and ten ten, something happened to the original Mega Man's programming (likely Bass managed to steal or destroy it), which is why X is a distinct personality from him and has no memory of Light or WIly, Wily, and Light took the opportunity, along with a long lapse between crises, to start from scratch, producing a completely new body and AI. When he realized Wily really wasn't coming back, he just kept improving X, body and mind, until he died. Protoman had the good sense to stay out of Light's reach and thus was never disassembled. For this theory to work, one must consider as cannon canon that Bass performed all the action in ''& Bass'', that the Game Boy games didn't happen, and that the Power Battles ''Power Battles'' games, if they even happened at all, involved the other three playable characters only.



* Also, Roll x Ice Man is obviously a Main/SlapSlapKiss relationship. Three guesses who's doing the slapping.
** Roll x Ice Man?! That's less Main/SlapSlapKiss... more Main/BrotherSisterIncest.

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* Also, Roll x Ice Man is obviously a Main/SlapSlapKiss SlapSlapKiss relationship. Three guesses who's doing the slapping.
** Roll x Ice Man?! That's less Main/SlapSlapKiss... SlapSlapKiss... more Main/BrotherSisterIncest.BrotherSisterIncest.



That being said, this doesn't explain why he doesn't simply replace the worst weapon from each game (Top Spin/Spark Shock, Power Stone, etc.) with his various {{GameBreaker}}s like the Metal Blades or Thunder Beam.

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That being said, this doesn't explain why he doesn't simply replace the worst weapon from each game (Top Spin/Spark Shock, Power Stone, etc.) with his various {{GameBreaker}}s {{Game Breaker}}s like the Metal Blades or Thunder Beam.



** i always assumed that he could only copy powers for a time and then after that they were erased.
*** its also possible that the code for the powers was located somewhere on doctor Wiley and that when he is destroyed the code is too, and so mega man cant use it anymore.
*** maybe Mega Man thinks it will turn him evil if he uses their powers to long, or wants to respect their memory.

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** i I always assumed that he could only copy powers for a time and then after that they were erased.
*** its It's also possible that the code for the powers was located somewhere on doctor Wiley Doctor Wily and that when he is destroyed the code is too, and so mega man cant Mega Man can't use it anymore.
*** maybe Mega Man thinks it will turn him evil if he uses their powers to too long, or wants to respect their memory.memory.



If these games take place it'll be the third time Wily has built his robots. We haven't seen Tango ever. What really does it is the ending to Rockman World 5 with the Stardroids. It has all the makings of Mega Man TheMovie: one time outsider enemy that threatens the entire solar system. Wily returns to the fold, but results in HereWeGoAgain. Sequels are possible but not necessary since there is a very strong sense of closure. If this were part of the original series it mucks up with the PlotHook at the end of MM6.
* ''10'' would like to have a word with you. Tango shows up on the counter for Proto Man's shop, and the {{BonusBoss}}es are bosses exclusive to the GB games. Some fans hold that the series actually took place before ''6'', as every robot seen is either brand new, or from the first five games.

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If these games take place place, it'll be the third time Wily has built his robots. We haven't seen Tango ever. What really does it is the ending to Rockman ''Rockman World 5 5'' with the Stardroids. It has all the makings of Mega Man TheMovie: one time one-time outsider enemy that threatens the entire solar system. Wily returns to the fold, but results in HereWeGoAgain. Sequels are possible but not necessary since there is a very strong sense of closure. If this were part of the original series series, it mucks up with the PlotHook at the end of MM6.
''MM6''.
* ''10'' would like to have a word with you. Tango shows up on the counter for Proto Man's shop, and the {{BonusBoss}}es {{Bonus Boss}}es are bosses exclusive to the GB games. Some fans hold that the series actually took place before ''6'', as every robot seen is either brand new, or from the first five games.



** That and in the japanese version, Mega Man just stands there, with no response to Wily's taunt.

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** That and in the japanese Japanese version, Mega Man just stands there, with no response to Wily's taunt.



Mega Man? (who I will call Nega Man for simplicity) is shown in Powered Up as a normal Mega Man with a triangle instead of his head-square and a purple cape. Many of the robot masters notice he's a fake and attack him. However, all of the robot masters appeared to have been tricked or modified in some way. Cutman was just gullible, Gutsman was convinced that he worked at the mine and his memories removed, Fireman was convinced that everything was evil, etc. Mega Man was convinced by tricking him into thinking he wasn't Mega Man at all. Mega Man wouldn't ever fight against justice, and if he even thought of himself doing such a thing, he'd try to turn it around to good again. Wily decided that if he thought he was only a clone and not the real deal, he would be easier to coerce onto his side. Seems he was right. Even better, since most of the other robot masters assumed it was a fake, they were even more likely to destroy him properly. This explains why you don't see him until the end with the other repaired robot masters.

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Mega Man? (who I will call Nega Man for simplicity) is shown in Powered Up ''Powered Up'' as a normal Mega Man with a triangle instead of his head-square and a purple cape. Many of the robot masters notice he's a fake and attack him. However, all of the robot masters appeared to have been tricked or modified in some way. Cutman was just gullible, Gutsman was convinced that he worked at the mine and his memories removed, Fireman was convinced that everything was evil, etc. Mega Man was convinced by tricking him into thinking he wasn't Mega Man at all. Mega Man wouldn't ever fight against justice, and if he even thought of himself doing such a thing, he'd try to turn it around to good again. Wily decided that if he thought he was only a clone and not the real deal, he would be easier to coerce onto his side. Seems he was right. Even better, since most of the other robot masters assumed it was a fake, they were even more likely to destroy him properly. This explains why you don't see him until the end with the other repaired robot masters.






* I always figured that if he only had one eye, it'd be because one was gouged out during his days as an industrial robot... which is nothing short of [[{{Nightmare Fuel}} unpleasant.]]

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* I always figured that if he only had one eye, it'd be because one was gouged out during his days as an industrial robot... which is nothing short of [[{{Nightmare Fuel}} unpleasant.]][[NightmareFuel unpleasant]].



[[WMG: There's no eyes under Proto man's visor.]]
There are only optical sensors, he's wearing the visor because his eyes got damaged, revealing a metallic skeleton rather than an eye, the mouth and forehead are undamaged, but his eyes are damaged, in fact, in artwork for Rock Man 3: Complete Works, Proto man is in the background, and through his visor, where his eye would be is ''glowing'', so his optical sensors manifest as glowing.

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[[WMG: There's no eyes under Proto man's Man's visor.]]
There are only optical sensors, he's wearing the visor because his eyes got damaged, revealing a metallic skeleton rather than an eye, the eye. The mouth and forehead are undamaged, but his eyes are damaged, damaged; in fact, in artwork for Rock Man 3: Complete Works, Proto man is in the background, and through his visor, where his eye would be is ''glowing'', so his optical sensors manifest as glowing.



[[WMG: Something bad will happen to Protoman or those around him in [=MM10=].]]
The last time a popular character was playable from the beginning was Zero in X4. And as soon as he was fully playable BAD STUFF happened to him and those around him. in X4 Zero, didn't die, but Iris did...
* Bad stuff for Zero ''started'' in X4? You do recall that he ''died'' in the first game, right? And that he was playable from the beginning (in a manner of speaking) in X3? Also, no, the last time a popular character was playable from the beginning was ''& Bass'', and nothing horrible happened to him.\\

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[[WMG: Something bad will happen to Protoman or those around him in [=MM10=].''[=MM10=]''.]]
The last time a popular character was playable from the beginning was Zero in X4. ''X4''. And as soon as he was fully playable BAD STUFF playable, '''bad stuff''' happened to him and those around him. in X4 Zero, In ''X4'', Zero didn't die, but Iris did...
* Bad stuff for Zero ''started'' in X4? ''X4''? You do recall that he ''died'' in the first game, right? And that he was playable from the beginning (in a manner of speaking) in X3? ''X3''? Also, no, the last time a popular character was playable from the beginning was ''& Bass'', and nothing horrible happened to him.\\



* In Mega Man 6, Mega Man gains a vent there as well. Hmm...

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* In Mega ''Mega Man 6, 6'', Mega Man gains a vent there as well. Hmm...



Proto Man was thinking that this would force Mega Man to fight him to get them back. That would allow him to gauge Mega Man's combat readiness and determine whether or not Mega Man would need his help. However, since Mega Man just went straight to fighting robot masters, he opted to just show up and offer his help in 10.

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Proto Man was thinking that this would force Mega Man to fight him to get them back. That would allow him to gauge Mega Man's combat readiness and determine whether or not Mega Man would need his help. However, since Mega Man just went straight to fighting robot masters, he opted to just show up and offer his help in 10.
''10''.






Ice Wall does not damage Burner Man - it pushes him into the spikes, which damage him. Thus, Needle Man's Needle Cannon, which blasts a series of sharp needles, is his weakness, and works somewhat like Leaf Shield to Air Man; the needles end up in his flamethrowers, and, thus, he can't release his flames and feels internal damage.

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Ice Wall does not damage Burner Man - -- it pushes him into the spikes, which damage him. Thus, Needle Man's Needle Cannon, which blasts a series of sharp needles, is his weakness, and works somewhat like Leaf Shield to Air Man; the needles end up in his flamethrowers, and, thus, he can't release his flames and feels internal damage.



Needle Man was originally a robot master called Spike Man, whom Wily created to try and take advantage of the fact that spikes are a OneHitKill in the Mega Man universe. However, upon completing construction, the fact that Spike Man was literally made of spikes caused him to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard immediately self-destruct]] from his own CollisionDamage. Wily instead had to settle with needles, which were far less powerful but still dangerous, and thus Needle Man was born.

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Needle Man was originally a robot master called Spike Man, whom Wily created to try and take advantage of the fact that spikes [[SpikesOfDoom spikes]] are a OneHitKill in the Mega Man ''Mega Man'' universe. However, upon completing construction, the fact that Spike Man was literally made of spikes caused him to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard immediately self-destruct]] from his own CollisionDamage. Wily instead had to settle with needles, which were far less powerful but still dangerous, and thus Needle Man was born.



*** Again, ref Megamix: When Dr. Wily designed Metal Man, he was going for a fast, effective robot who was good at battle - Metal Man is one of the most agile of the robots, but is so largely due to his incredibly [[GlassCannon lightweight armor]], which none of the others have - so his weapon, which is the strongest of all, is incredibly deadly to himself.

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*** Again, ref Megamix: When Dr. Wily designed Metal Man, he was going for a fast, effective robot who was good at battle - -- Metal Man is one of the most agile of the robots, but is so largely due to his incredibly [[GlassCannon lightweight armor]], which none of the others have - -- so his weapon, which is the strongest of all, is incredibly deadly to himself.



*** It's also a nod to VideoGame/MegaMan1, where Elec Man's weakness is Rolling Cutter. The electric guy being weak to the cutting weapon.

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*** It's also a nod to VideoGame/MegaMan1, ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'', where Elec Man's weakness is Rolling Cutter. The electric guy being weak to the cutting weapon.



** Rain Flush -> Bright Man: Having a light bulb on top of head, it is much more vulnerable to the acid, which eats through the glass.

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** Rain Flush -> Bright Man: Having a light bulb on top of his head, it is much more vulnerable to the acid, which eats through the glass.



*** Not just stun, damage. Pharaoh Man is designed for operation in dim light, which makes his body - which can manipulate light - hypersensitive to massive lights.

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*** Not just stun, damage. Pharaoh Man is designed for operation in dim light, which makes his body - -- which can manipulate light - -- hypersensitive to massive lights.



*** It's also a nod to how Skull Man, a ghostly-looking robot, being weak to a vacuum cleaner.

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*** It's also a nod to how Skull Man, a ghostly-looking robot, being weak to a vacuum cleaner.



** Pharaoh Shot -> Ring Man: That blast of light must make it really hard to focus. Also, consider that as a robot designed to combat Mega Man, Dr Wily probably forced Dr Cossack to make him. Perhaps he had it weak to one of his original Robot Masters to get back at Wily.

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** Pharaoh Shot -> Ring Man: That blast of light must make it really hard to focus. Also, consider that as a robot designed to combat Mega Man, Dr Wily probably forced Dr Dr. Cossack to make him. Perhaps he had it be weak to one of his original Robot Masters to get back at Wily.



** Gyro Attack -> Crystal Man: You know how, despite being known as the hardest substance on Earth, diamonds are rather fragile(Hardness=/=Toughness). Well, imagine the blunt Gyro Attack wailing on Crystal Man at high speeds.
** Water Wave -> Star Man: Stars can be equated to giant balls of firey gas. Water puts out fire.

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** Gyro Attack -> Crystal Man: You know how, despite being known as the hardest substance on Earth, diamonds are rather fragile(Hardness=/=Toughness). fragile (Hardness=/=Toughness)? Well, imagine the blunt Gyro Attack wailing on Crystal Man at high speeds.
** Water Wave -> Star Man: Stars can be equated to giant balls of firey fiery gas. Water puts out fire.



** Napalm Bomb -> Stone Man: Bombs are typically used for demolitions, like building. Who are composed of bricks, like Stone Man.

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** Napalm Bomb -> Stone Man: Bombs are typically used for demolitions, like building.buildings. Who are composed of bricks, like Stone Man.



** Bubble Bomb -> Jupiter: Essentially an electrical appliance, the addition of water would screw him up
** Electric Shock -> Saturn: Electric Shock is Jupiter's weapon. In mythology, Jupiter overthrew Saturn

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** Bubble Bomb -> Jupiter: Essentially an electrical appliance, the addition of water would screw him up
up.
** Electric Shock -> Saturn: Electric Shock is Jupiter's weapon. [[GeniusBonus In mythology, Jupiter overthrew SaturnSaturn.]]



** Silver Tomahawk -> Yamato Man: Veiled critique on the relationship the USA and Japan have?

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** Silver Tomahawk -> Yamato Man: [[TakeThat Veiled critique critique]] on the relationship the USA and Japan have?



** Junk Shield -> Freeze Man: While Scorch Wheel is pretty obvious, the bio states he was a prototype for a non-polluting robot before Dr Wily stole him. He might have issues being exposed to a pollutant because of this.

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** Junk Shield -> Freeze Man: While Scorch Wheel is [[ElementalRockPaperScissors pretty obvious, obvious]], the bio states he was a prototype for a non-polluting robot before Dr Dr. Wily stole him. He might have issues being exposed to a pollutant because of this.



** Astro Crash -> Aqua Man: Water cannot exist in a liquid condition in space

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** Astro Crash -> Aqua Man: Water cannot exist in a liquid condition in spacespace.



*** Alternatively, being underwater Splash Woman has never encountered bees. How's she supposed to defend herself against

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*** Alternatively, being underwater underwater, Splash Woman has never encountered bees. How's she supposed to defend herself against something that's completely unfamiliar?



** Wheel Cutter - Commando Man: Normally, robot masters can evade the wheel before taking severe damage, due to their agility; Commando man is not so agile, plus the blade contains Tungsten carbide which cuts armor rather well.

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** Wheel Cutter - Commando Man: Normally, robot masters can evade the wheel before taking severe damage, due to their agility; Commando man Man is not so agile, plus the blade contains Tungsten carbide which cuts armor rather well.



** Mega Buster-> Enker and Punk: Wily thought that Mega Man wouldn't bother using his ordinary attack against his top Robot Masters. Ballade lacks this weakness thanks to Wily's trial and error
** Screw Crusher-> Ballade: Ballade betrayed Wily. When Wily rebuilt him, he made sure that a loyal Mega Man Killer would take him out if he ever tried this again
** Hard Knuckle -> Quint: Quint is a future Mega Man. Wily thought that in case Quint regains his senses, he should be able to take him out with a loyal Robot Master of his. Or maybe its because he's similar to Proto Man in design.
** Hard Knuckle -> Proto Man: From the MM10 DLC, we know Proto Man has low HP. He has poor defenses, so something heavy like the Hard Knuckle would hurt more
** Super Adaptor -> Bass: His rip-off of the Rush Adaptor can't beat the original

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** Mega Buster-> Enker and Punk: Wily thought that Mega Man wouldn't bother using his ordinary attack against his top Robot Masters. Ballade lacks this weakness thanks to Wily's trial and error
error.
** Screw Crusher-> Ballade: Ballade betrayed Wily. When Wily rebuilt him, he made sure that a loyal Mega Man Killer would take him out if he ever tried this again
again.
** Hard Knuckle -> Quint: Quint is a future Mega Man. Wily thought that in case Quint regains his senses, he should be able to take him out with a loyal Robot Master of his. Or maybe its it's because he's similar to Proto Man in design.
** Hard Knuckle -> Proto Man: From the MM10 ''[=MM9=]'' DLC, we know Proto Man has low HP. He has poor defenses, so something heavy like the Hard Knuckle would hurt more
more.
** Super Adaptor -> Bass: His rip-off of the Rush Adaptor can't beat the original
original.



Breakman is supposed to be Protoman with a different helmet; however, notice that Protoman has two separate eyes while Breakman has a single eye? During ''3'', Break Man (probably made by Wily) decides to hunt down and destroy Mega Man; at the same time, Protoman finds out about Breakman and decides to stop him. The "reveal" is actually Protoman wearing Breakman's helmet in a strange sense of humor, having finally defeated his copy.
* Technically, Proto Man, Mega Man, ''and'' Roll are robot masters, or "Master-Type Robots". It's a classification of their programming, not status as a boss or anything like that. And we actually haven't seen Protoman without his sunglasses, so for all we know, he might really be a cyclops (see above WMG.)

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Breakman Break Man is supposed to be Protoman with a different helmet; however, notice that Protoman has two separate eyes while Breakman Break Man has a single eye? During ''3'', Break Man (probably made by Wily) decides to hunt down and destroy Mega Man; at the same time, Protoman finds out about Breakman Break Man and decides to stop him. The "reveal" is actually Protoman wearing Breakman's Break Man's helmet in a strange sense of humor, having finally defeated his copy.
* Technically, Proto Man, Mega Man, ''and'' Roll are robot masters, or "Master-Type Robots". It's a classification of their programming, not status as a boss or anything like that. And we actually haven't seen Protoman without his sunglasses, so for all we know, he might really be a cyclops (see above WMG.)
WMG).



Again, no reason for this other than to emphasis the fact that they aren't human like the Reploids.

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Again, no reason for this other than to emphasis emphasize the fact that they aren't human like the Reploids.



[[WMG: All of the robots have a free will, not just those in the X series.]]
The free will of the robots is shown by the choices they make. However, the choices they make are inspired by their programming. They cannot make a decision that goes against how they were programmed. Like, Mega Man was programmed to be kind and compassionate, so he made the choice to be converted into a fighting robot so he can protect people. He made that choice on his own, but he could not have made a decision to help Wily take over the world because it would violate his programming. Bass was programmed to be evil, which would explain why he would betray his creator. If he didn't have a free will (even a limited one like he probably does), Bass would have had to obeyed Wily's every command and stayed with him. Proto Man, however, probably did have more of a free will than any others, as he chose to escape the lab and live on his own, and I highly doubt he was programmed to be rebellious. When X was built, Light decided to get rid of programming so X could develop his own personality, but he put him in the chamber to do ethics drills for thirty years.
* Bass actually was programmed to defeat Mega Man, which explains why he sides with him on occasion: he wants to prevent [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Mega Man from falling at the hands of any other Robot Master.]]

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[[WMG: All of the robots have a free will, not just those in the X ''X'' series.]]
The free will of the robots is shown by the choices they make. However, the choices they make are inspired by their programming. They cannot make a decision that goes against how they were programmed. Like, Mega Man was programmed to be kind and compassionate, so he made the choice to be converted into a fighting robot so he can protect people. He made that choice on his own, but he could not have made a decision to help Wily take over the world because it would violate his programming. Bass was programmed to be evil, which would explain why he would betray his creator. If he didn't have a free will (even a limited one like he probably does), Bass would have had to obeyed obey Wily's every command and stayed stay with him. Proto Man, however, probably did have more of a free will than any others, as he chose to escape the lab and live on his own, and I highly doubt he was programmed to be rebellious. When X was built, Light decided to get rid of programming so X could develop his own personality, but he put him in the chamber to do ethics drills for thirty years.
* Bass actually was programmed to defeat Mega Man, which explains why he sides with him on occasion: he wants to prevent [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he wants to prevent Mega Man from falling at the hands of any other Robot Master.]]



All Robot Masters are designed so that if they take enough damage, They are instantly teleported back to a designated spot. This is why Mega Man can die [[NintendoHard more times than anyone could ever know]] and yet remains alive no matter what, and also explains why the "destroyed" Robot Master bosses always make it back to Wily's fortress (I mean, it's not like Dr. Wily ''himself'' took a trip to all eight stages and completely restored all of them before Mega Man even got to his fortress.) The "explosion" when a Robot Master is defeated is actually just how this particular form of teleporting looks (Why not? It doesn't look or even sound too much like an explosion, either!).
* That,or the explosions spare their CPU,which can be put in a new robot
* This is half-canon, depending on the game. In MM9, it's explicit, as all the RM's show up fine in the end credits. In ''Powered Up'', this happens if you don't use their weaknesses.

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All Robot Masters are designed so that if they take enough damage, They they are instantly teleported back to a designated spot. This is why Mega Man can die [[NintendoHard more times than anyone could ever know]] and yet remains alive no matter what, and also explains why the "destroyed" Robot Master bosses always make it back to Wily's fortress (I mean, it's not like Dr. Wily ''himself'' took a trip to all eight stages and completely restored all of them before Mega Man even got to his fortress.) fortress). The "explosion" when a Robot Master is defeated is actually just how this particular form of teleporting looks (Why not? It doesn't look or even sound too much like an explosion, either!).
* That,or That, or the explosions spare their CPU,which CPU, which can be put in a new robot
robot.
* This is half-canon, depending on the game. In MM9, ''MM9'', it's explicit, as all the RM's show up fine in the end credits. In ''Powered Up'', this happens if you don't use their weaknesses.



Its simply a clone of Mega Man with all his memories,along with future technology.Wily just said it was to mess with Mega Man, and I doubt if he could steal and control a more hardened Mega Man he'd have a problem with the original one

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Its simply a clone of Mega Man with all his memories,along memories, along with future technology.technology. Wily just said it was to mess with Mega Man, and I doubt if he could steal and control a more hardened Mega Man he'd have a problem with the original oneone.



** "In the future there was nothing that could stop me. But I traveled back in time, so that I could find the one who could destroy me." Seems pretty cleancut.

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** "In the future there was nothing that could stop me. But I traveled back in time, so that I could find the one who could destroy me." Seems pretty cleancut.
clean-cut.



Both Bass and Mega Man have [[PowerCopying similar abilities]],plus Bass is more agile and supposedly has a better power source.He just happens to be too arrogant to train like Mega Man does,which is why Mega Man can beat him.
* It's true that from a first look at their specs, Bass is the superior robot, especially considering that he has all of that Bassnium ruining through him, as well as by virtue of being much newer than Mega Man. However, he tends to severely underestimate Mega Man's {{determinator}} status and ends up losing. Considering that he's lost a total of ''five'' times already (six, if you count the battle at the beginning of ''6''), you'd think that Bass would have wised up, but he's too much of an ArrogantKungFuGuy to sing a different tune. In the arcade game ''Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters'', beating the game with Proto Man and Bass has Proto Man also muse that Bass loses constantly because he doesn't know what he's fighting for (cue [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]] [[MemeticMutation jokes]] in 3...), as opposed to Mega Man, who fights for world peace for both humans and robots alike.

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Both Bass and Mega Man have [[PowerCopying similar abilities]],plus abilities]], plus Bass is more agile and supposedly has a better power source.source. He just happens to be too arrogant to train like Mega Man does,which does, which is why Mega Man can beat him.
* It's true that from a first look at their specs, Bass is the superior robot, especially considering that he has all of that Bassnium ruining through him, as well as by virtue of being much newer than Mega Man. However, he tends to severely underestimate Mega Man's {{determinator}} status and ends up losing. Considering that he's lost a total of ''five'' times already (six, if you count the battle at the beginning of ''6''), ''7''), you'd think that Bass would have wised up, but he's too much of an ArrogantKungFuGuy to sing a different tune. In the arcade game ''Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters'', beating the game with Proto Man and Bass has Proto Man also muse that Bass loses constantly because he doesn't know what he's fighting for (cue [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]] [[MemeticMutation jokes]] in 3...), as opposed to Mega Man, who fights for world peace for both humans and robots alike.



Both Flash Man (2) and Bright Man (4) clearly use "Flash Stopper": they both flash before using it, it's only a few seconds, and they can still use their arm cannons. As Flash Man's version had the virus, when Mega Man copied it he got a corrupted version, thus why he can neither turn it off nor fire while it's in use. Bright Man's correctly copied weapon has UnfortunateImplications about what Capcom thinks of Russia.

[[WMG: The Cut Man video game in the Mega Man 7 intro was real.]]
When Cut Man was presumably reprogrammed to work for good again at the end of Mega Man, he went back to deforestation like he was built to do. However, environmentalist groups protested and put a stop to his actions. Dr. Light worried until he noticed that, like in RealLife, Cut Man was the most popular Robot Master and had a large fanbase. So Cut Man instead became a celebrity and starred in a series of video games, the second of which was so anticipated that news of its release was only beaten out of headlines by Dr. Wily's arrest. So in the Mega Man universe, Cut Man replaces Mega Man in the video games. Which leads to the question: Who replaces Cut Man in the video games of the Cut Man universe?

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Both Flash Man (2) (''2'') and Bright Man (4) (''4'') clearly use "Flash Stopper": they both flash before using it, it's only a few seconds, and they can still use their arm cannons. As Flash Man's version had the virus, when Mega Man copied it it, he got a corrupted version, thus why he can neither turn it off nor fire while it's in use. Bright Man's correctly copied weapon has UnfortunateImplications about what Capcom thinks of Russia.

[[WMG: The Cut Man video game in the Mega ''Mega Man 7 7'' intro was real.]]
When Cut Man was presumably reprogrammed to work for good again at the end of Mega Man, ''Mega Man'', he went back to deforestation like he was built to do. However, environmentalist groups protested and put a stop to his actions. Dr. Light worried until he noticed that, like in RealLife, Cut Man was the most popular Robot Master and had a large fanbase. So Cut Man instead became a celebrity and starred in a series of video games, the second of which was so anticipated that news of its release was only beaten out of headlines by Dr. Wily's arrest. So in the Mega Man ''Mega Man'' universe, Cut Man replaces Mega Man in the video games. Which leads to the question: Who replaces Cut Man in the video games of the Cut Man ''Cut Man'' universe?



[[WMG: The MM3 Robot Masters were actually good.]]
The plot of MM3 is Wily faking a HeelFaceTurn and building an ultimate "peace-keeping" robot, Gamma, with Dr. Light. They build the Robot Masters together to work the facilities needed to create such a robot. As they were half-built by Light, these Robot Masters are a little more Good-aligned. Wily, of course, pitched the design as having lots of weapons, probably under the guise of having a BiggerStick, scheming to take the robot and take over the world with it once it's complete. The Robot Masters somehow come across this information while Light and Mega Man do not, and so decide to shut down production to prevent Gamma's completion and stop Wily. However, they do not inform Light of their reasons, maybe because doing so would risk Wily catching on, and the end result is a literal case of PoorCommunicationKills.

[[WMG: Dr Light's reasoning behind the MM3 Robot Masters.]]
Both Dr Wily and Dr Light made the 8 Robot Masters in Mega Man 3. Since Dr Wily was pretending to be good, he had to claim he was making them under the logic they were being done for the benefit of humanity. Well, asides from Top Man...I've got no idea why he was made
* Needle Man was created for knitting and developing nails
* Magnet Man was made to easily attract metal ore out of quarries
* Gemini Man is an experiment in hard light holograms
* Hard Man was the first in a new model of tough armor, to be mass-produced for their robots
* Snake Man was developed, obviously, for searching in hard to reach areas so people don't have to bother
* Spark Man is designed with the same purpose as Elec Man
* Shadow Man...okay, Shadow Man was made mainly because both scientists agreed [[RuleOfCool ninjas are cool.]]

[[WMG: Dr Wily created Robot Masters [[CutLexLuthorACheck for public use]] after world domination.]]
Dr Wily want to prove he's the better roboticist. As such, it'd make sense that he'd develop them to help as well as conquer, since once he takes over the world he can prove he can help people better than Dr Light. Note that [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans this isn't why he's trying to rule the world]], just what he plans to do to feed his ego.

Mega Man 2
* Quick Man was developed for quick and easy delivery
* Heat Man was made to one-up Fire Man
* Bubble Man is a FlawedPrototype in making a water-faring helper. Burst Man and Wave Man are a DecompositeCharacter of him; one to better weaponize bubbles, the other the fufill its original purpose
* Wood Man is for environmental purposes. [[PragmaticVillainy A cleaner world is a better world to rule]].

Mega Man 5
* Charge Man was, obviously, made for shipping researches.
* Star Man exists was made to help astronomers. When he rules the world, Wily-funded astronauts will have Gravity Man helping them with artificial gravity.
* Crystal Man already has a non-world takeover skill: [[OffscreenVillainDarkMatter make Dr Wily money.]] Same with Junk Man.
* Stone Man was an attempt to make a Guts Man of his own.

Mega Man 7
* Freeze Man exists to one-up Ice Man

Mega Man 8
* Grenade Man exists to one-up Bomb Man. Dr Wily decided against this since [[EvenEvilHasStandards he's creeped out by Grenade Man.]]

Mega Man and Bass
* Burner Man exists to one-up Cut Man

[[WMG: Quint is Captain N Mega Man.]]
They both wear visors & both have the same colour scheme. Instead of travelling to his future, the time machine Wily stole took him to an alternate one, that of the Captain N universe.
* The development of his Main/VerbalTic, of course, is a byproduct of [[Main/HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace interdimensional travel]]: Quint got stranded in a time and place where Main/{{Woolseyism}} is a fundamental force.

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[[WMG: The MM3 ''[=MM3=]'' Robot Masters were actually good.]]
The plot of MM3 ''[=MM3=]'' is Wily faking a HeelFaceTurn and building an ultimate "peace-keeping" robot, Gamma, with Dr. Light. They build the Robot Masters together to work the facilities needed to create such a robot. As they were half-built by Light, these Robot Masters are a little more Good-aligned. Wily, of course, pitched the design as having lots of weapons, probably under the guise of having a BiggerStick, scheming to take the robot and take over the world with it once it's complete. The Robot Masters somehow come across this information while Light and Mega Man do not, and so decide to shut down production to prevent Gamma's completion and stop Wily. However, they do not inform Light of their reasons, maybe because doing so would risk Wily catching on, and the end result is a literal case of PoorCommunicationKills.

[[WMG: Dr Dr. Light's reasoning behind the MM3 ''[=MM3=]'' Robot Masters.]]
Both Dr Dr. Wily and Dr Dr. Light made the 8 Robot Masters in Mega ''Mega Man 3. 3''. Since Dr Dr. Wily was pretending to be good, he had to claim he was making them under the logic they were being done for the benefit of humanity. Well, asides [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg aside from Top Man...Man]]... I've got no idea why he was made
made.
* Needle Man was created for knitting and developing nails
nails.
* Magnet Man was made to easily attract metal ore out of quarries
quarries.
* Gemini Man is an experiment in hard light holograms
holograms.
* Hard Man was the first in a new model of tough armor, to be mass-produced for their robots
robots.
* Snake Man was developed, obviously, for searching in hard to reach hard-to-reach areas so people don't have to bother
bother.
* Spark Man is designed with the same purpose as Elec Man
Man.
* Shadow Man... okay, Shadow Man was made mainly because both scientists agreed [[RuleOfCool ninjas are cool.]]

[[WMG: Dr Dr. Wily created Robot Masters [[CutLexLuthorACheck for public use]] after world domination.]]
Dr Dr. Wily want to prove he's the better roboticist. As such, it'd make sense that he'd develop them to help as well as conquer, since once he takes over the world world, he can prove he can help people better than Dr Dr. Light. Note that [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans this isn't why he's trying to rule the world]], just what he plans to do to feed his ego.

Mega *''Mega Man 2
*
2''
**
Quick Man was developed for quick and easy delivery
*
delivery.
**
Heat Man was made to one-up Fire Man
*
Man.
**
Bubble Man is a FlawedPrototype in making a water-faring helper. Burst Man and Wave Man are a DecompositeCharacter of him; one to better weaponize bubbles, the other the to fufill its original purpose
*
purpose.
**
Wood Man is for environmental purposes. [[PragmaticVillainy A cleaner world is a better world to rule]].

Mega
rule.]]

*''Mega
Man 5
*
5''
**
Charge Man was, obviously, made for shipping researches.
*
research.
**
Star Man exists was made to help astronomers. When he rules the world, Wily-funded astronauts will have Gravity Man helping them with artificial gravity.
* ** Crystal Man already has a non-world takeover non-world-takeover skill: [[OffscreenVillainDarkMatter make Dr Dr. Wily money.]] Same with Junk Man.
* ** Stone Man was an attempt to make a Guts Man of his own.

Mega *''Mega Man 7
*
7''
**
Freeze Man exists to one-up Ice Man

Mega
Man.

*''Mega
Man 8
*
8''
**
Grenade Man exists to one-up Bomb Man. Dr Wily decided against this since [[EvenEvilHasStandards he's creeped out by Grenade Man.]]

Mega *''Mega Man and Bass
*
Bass''
**
Burner Man exists to one-up Cut Man

Man.

[[WMG: Quint is Captain N ''Captain N'' Mega Man.]]
They both wear visors & both have the same colour scheme. Instead of travelling to his future, the time machine Wily stole took him to an alternate one, that of the Captain N ''Captain N'' universe.
* The development of his Main/VerbalTic, VerbalTic, of course, is a byproduct of [[Main/HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace interdimensional travel]]: Quint got stranded in a time and place where Main/{{Woolseyism}} {{Woolseyism}} is a fundamental force.



[[WMG: Quint is Mega Man in the future but not from the future.]]
This theory relates to the one above. Because the Mavericks automatically attack Mega Man, he gets new armor and goes by a new name to hide. He chooses Quint because he figures that he uses that armor in the future because of Quint in MMII being him from the future. But not really.
I think Wily was just screwing with Mega Man's head with Quint and lying about him being Mega Man. It's just a robot with a similar design. If Mega Man somehow found this out after getting the Quint armor, he would still keep it as a tribute to Proto Man (The helmet and shades resemble his brother's) who probably died due to his unstable core years ago.

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[[WMG: Quint is Mega Man in the future future, but not from the future.]]
This theory relates to the one above. Because the Mavericks automatically attack Mega Man, he gets new armor and goes by a new name to hide. He chooses Quint because he figures that he uses that armor in the future because of Quint in MMII ''MMII'' being him from the future. But not really.
really.\\
I think Wily was just screwing with Mega Man's head with Quint and lying about him being Mega Man. It's just a robot with a similar design. If Mega Man somehow found this out after getting the Quint armor, he would still keep it as a tribute to Proto Man (The (the helmet and shades resemble his brother's) brother's), who probably died due to his unstable core years ago.



[[WMG: Turbo Man is a Transformers reference.]]
He's a robot that can transform into a car at will. This may be in-universe as well; depending on when 20XX is Dr Wily could've been a Transformers fan growing up, so he decided to make his own with his favorite car.

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[[WMG: Turbo Man is a Transformers ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' reference.]]
He's a robot that can transform into a car at will. This may be in-universe as well; depending on when 20XX is Dr is, Dr. Wily could've been a Transformers ''Transformers'' fan growing up, so he decided to make his own with his favorite car.



* The Support Units: LSU, WSU and CSU. The "SU" is support unit, and the first letter is their creator. So Rush, Eddie and Tango would be LSU-001, LSU-002 and LSU-003. Treble and possible Reggage would be WSU-001 and WSU-002, and Beat would be CSU-001.
* Doctor Light's unnumbered robots: Auto is likely SLN-001, aka "Special Light Number". Since the first three models he's the only Robot Master he has without a man or woman added that we know of. And he does serve a special purpose as Dr Light's assistant. If Zero has a Robot Master numbering despite not being one of DWN-Infinity, X could have one as DLN-X.

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* The Support Units: LSU, WSU WSU, and CSU. The "SU" is support unit, and the first letter is their creator. So Rush, Eddie Eddie, and Tango would be LSU-001, LSU-002 LSU-002, and LSU-003. Treble and possible possibly Reggage would be WSU-001 and WSU-002, and Beat would be CSU-001.
* Doctor Light's unnumbered robots: Auto is likely SLN-001, aka "Special Light Number". Since the first three models models, he's the only Robot Master he has without a man or woman added that we know of. And he does serve a special purpose as Dr Light's assistant. If Zero has a Robot Master numbering despite not being one of DWN-Infinity, X could have one as DLN-X.



* Other Robot Masters by Dr Wily: Doc Robot could be SWN-000. Like Bass, he's an attempt to replicate Mega Man's power-namely his ability to copy other Robot Masters' powers. King would probably go by KGN-000 as he's the leader of the King Numbers, though as an advanced model he could be considered SWN-002 as well.

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* Other Robot Masters by Dr Dr. Wily: Doc Robot could be SWN-000. Like Bass, he's an attempt to replicate Mega Man's power-namely power -- namely his ability to copy other Robot Masters' powers. King would probably go by KGN-000 as he's the leader of the King Numbers, though as an advanced model he could be considered SWN-002 as well.



Transformers G1 happens on Earth mostly in the 90s-2000s, right? So, see, many of these roboticists who make Robot masters grew up watching the Transformers on the news or in their neighborhoods. This would mean that Light and Wily had a chance to watch the Transformers in action during their youths, and Light would have been influenced by news of Optimus Prime's dealings with humans more than Wily, who would have been influenced by the actions of Decepticons. As an extension to this WMG, Unicron's power is what makes the Evil Energy possible, and Duo was made as a collaborative project between Cybertron and some other alien race. Therefore, all the Robot Masters who used Evil Energy were unconsciously tapping into Unicron's power and feeding him strength during their crimes against innocents. By this extension, Zero's "Truest" personality would not be the berserker Red Demon that Wily made him into, but rather a herald of Unicron.

[[WMG: Mega Man is indeed "more than just a robot"; because he has a Spark]]

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Transformers G1 ''Transformers G1'' happens on Earth mostly in the 90s-2000s, right? So, see, many of these roboticists who make Robot masters grew up watching the Transformers on the news or in their neighborhoods. This would mean that Light and Wily had a chance to watch the Transformers in action during their youths, and Light would have been influenced by news of Optimus Prime's dealings with humans more than Wily, who would have been influenced by the actions of Decepticons. As an extension to this WMG, Unicron's power is what makes the Evil Energy possible, and Duo was made as a collaborative project between Cybertron and some other alien race. Therefore, all the Robot Masters who used Evil Energy were unconsciously tapping into Unicron's power and feeding him strength during their crimes against innocents. By this extension, Zero's "Truest" personality would not be the berserker Red Demon that Wily made him into, but rather a herald of Unicron.

[[WMG: Mega Man is indeed "more than just a robot"; robot", because he has a Spark]]Spark.]]



** Of course, he never actually does overrule the Three Laws in the ending to MM7; he tries to, but hesitates long enough for Bass to rescue Wily. So the Three Laws might still be in full effect for him, for all we know.

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** Of course, he never actually does overrule the Three Laws in the ending to MM7; ''[=MM7=]''; he tries to, but hesitates long enough for Bass to rescue Wily. So the Three Laws might still be in full effect for him, for all we know.



[[WMG: Dr. Light is Ironman]]
After the Civil War fiasco in the Marvel Universe, Tony Stark realized what a tool he'd been and decided to try and start over in a different universe, under a new identity. He put away the Ironman suit and took on the alias of Thomas Light, and uses the Ironman technology to focus on building robots instead of weapons. Evidence includes:

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[[WMG: Dr. Light is Ironman]]
Iron Man]]
After the Civil War fiasco in the Marvel Universe, Tony Stark realized what a tool he'd been and decided to try and start over in a different universe, under a new identity. He put away the Ironman Iron !an suit and took on the alias of Thomas Light, and uses the Ironman Iron Man technology to focus on building robots instead of weapons. Evidence includes:



* In the X series, not only is Dr. Light able to build X an "Ironman" suit of sorts... he's able to build it in POD. WITH A BUNCH OF SCRA- I mean, with practically nothing to work with.

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* In the X series, not only is Dr. Light able to build X an "Ironman" suit of sorts... he's able to build it in [[MemeticMutation A POD. WITH A BUNCH OF SCRA- SCRA-]] I mean, with practically nothing to work with.



* As he got steadily older, Dr. [[strike:Light]] Stark had to give up the Ironman mantle. Taking a pseudonym was due to all the world either wanting either his attention or his death, due to his techno-hero legacy; "Thomas" is a name beginning with T that is very similar to Tony, and cold laboratory "light" is regularly "stark". The Ironman name itself became the basis for the ''Man'' artificial intelligence series, the next logical step in the JARVIS concept: machines that could not only process commands by voice and physical interaction, but walk and interact with their environments. Protoman was the logical title for the original generalized model, Mega Man the generalized refinement, and many of the others receiving their names specifically to make it easy to remember their niche capabilities. His inventions, though, ''again'' fell into the hands of international terrorism (especially via the machinations of one of his own truly talented former colleagues), which forced him to reevaluate the role of scientists and engineers on the cutting edge of technology for a second time. His ultimate decision was that so long as people like him only made tools (which includes weapons), there could never be any guarantees against their dark uses; the only way to make a tool ineffective in the cause of evil was to give the tool choice in the matter. Thus, work began on a truly New, and potentially horrifying, stage in the history of humanity: '''X''', a biped-frame-based artificial intelligence with the ability to not only act, but act ''on its own'': the ability to think, feel and make its own decisions. This work had to be in secret, of course, because humanity was not yet ready for the implications of the creation of the kind of artificial species their kind had feared the development of (and [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 for good reason]]) for ages already. Thus, the Capsule, designed to test X exclusively by [[strike:Stark's]] Light's own personally programmed sentience and personality algorithms, to ensure that "he" would not wind up unleashing the very threat that Light sought to create him to prevent. And it would've gone off without a hitch, if [[strike:[Insert true identity here]]] Wily hadn't somehow got wind of the project, and begun work on his own vision of the future, in turn. And finally, the clincher: Light's Creator/SeanConnery beard is the fully matured stage of Stark's Generation X goatee.

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* As he got steadily older, Dr. [[strike:Light]] Stark had to give up the Ironman mantle. Taking a pseudonym was due to all the world either wanting either his attention or his death, due to his techno-hero legacy; "Thomas" is a name beginning with T that is very similar to Tony, and cold laboratory "light" is regularly "stark". The Ironman Iron Man name itself became the basis for the ''Man'' artificial intelligence series, the next logical step in the JARVIS concept: machines that could not only process commands by voice and physical interaction, but walk and interact with their environments. Protoman Proto Man was the logical title for the original generalized model, Mega Man the generalized refinement, and many of the others receiving their names specifically to make it easy to remember their niche capabilities. His inventions, though, ''again'' fell into the hands of international terrorism (especially via the machinations of one of his own truly talented former colleagues), which forced him to reevaluate the role of scientists and engineers on the cutting edge of technology for a second time. His ultimate decision was that so long as people like him only made tools (which includes weapons), there could never be any guarantees against their dark uses; the only way to make a tool ineffective in the cause of evil was to give the tool choice in the matter. Thus, work began on a truly New, and potentially horrifying, stage in the history of humanity: '''X''', a biped-frame-based artificial intelligence with the ability to not only act, but act ''on its own'': the ability to think, feel feel, and make its own decisions. This work had to be in secret, of course, because humanity was not yet ready for the implications of the creation of the kind of artificial species their kind had feared the development of (and [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 for good reason]]) for ages already. Thus, the Capsule, designed to test X exclusively by [[strike:Stark's]] Light's own personally programmed sentience and personality algorithms, to ensure that "he" would not wind up unleashing the very threat that Light sought to create him to prevent. And it would've gone off without a hitch, if [[strike:[Insert true identity here]]] Wily hadn't somehow got wind of the project, and begun work on his own vision of the future, in turn. And finally, the clincher: Light's Creator/SeanConnery beard is the fully matured stage of Stark's Generation X goatee.



[[WMG: The Mega Man universe is an AlternateUniverse to Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.]]
The reason the characters can copy weapons is obvious, they use their Spiral Energy to integrate their weapons into their bodies, like Gurren Lagann did with that airship, the only characters that use drills, are Crashman (who changed them into a type of bomb), and Drillman, who doesn't realize his Spiral Energy potential. It can also be assumed that the Biometals also run on Spiral Energy, allowing themselves to change forms and create new powers for themselves, Elysium is also obviously the Anti-Spiral Homeworld, just not stopping their evolution in a futile attempt to stop Spiral Energy.

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[[WMG: The Mega Man ''Mega Man'' universe is an AlternateUniverse to Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.]]
The reason the characters can copy weapons is obvious, they use their Spiral Energy to integrate their weapons into their bodies, like Gurren Lagann did with that airship, airship; the only characters that use drills, are Crashman (who changed them into a type of bomb), and Drillman, who doesn't realize his Spiral Energy potential. It can also be assumed that the Biometals also run on Spiral Energy, allowing themselves to change forms and create new powers for themselves, themselves. Elysium is also obviously the Anti-Spiral Homeworld, just not stopping their evolution in a futile attempt to stop Spiral Energy.



They are merely the business-end of a high-tech security system that uses spikes charged with several thousand gigavolts of electricity on some sort of circuit loop. The spikes are merely there to provide a good surface area. This would explain some of the chips in the later X and Zero series games that negate spike damage for a single hit; they're surge protectors that take the brunt of the voltage and yet they still explode from the sheer amount of power packed into them. If anything, organic or mechanical, touches those spikes, they're deader than dead.

[[WMG: Capcom keeps the Mega Man continuities unbridged to delay/prevent Main/TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.]]
Think about it. Why hasn't Keiji Inafune or any other developer close to the Mega Man series come out and said that [[spoiler:Zero is Wily's creation]] or bothered to depict [[spoiler:the Zero games' Elf Wars backstory]] in the X games? Or, for that matter, shown us what Lan and pals (or their offspring) have been up to in Star Force? Simple. It's because Capcom is cowering under the tyranny of Mega Man Juno, whose finger is perched on the Main/BigRedButton that will trigger another Carbon Reinitialization Program if any of the series' loose ends are tied up by Main/WordOfGod.

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They are merely the business-end of a high-tech security system that uses spikes charged with several thousand gigavolts of electricity on some sort of circuit loop. The spikes are merely there to provide a good surface area. This would explain some of the chips in the later X ''X'' and Zero ''Zero'' series games that negate spike damage for a single hit; they're surge protectors that take the brunt of the voltage and yet they still explode from the sheer amount of power packed into them. If anything, organic or mechanical, touches those spikes, they're deader than dead.

[[WMG: Capcom keeps the Mega Man ''Mega Man'' continuities unbridged to delay/prevent Main/TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.]]
Think about it. Why hasn't Keiji Inafune or any other developer close to the Mega Man ''Mega Man'' series come out and said that [[spoiler:Zero is Wily's creation]] or bothered to depict [[spoiler:the Zero ''Zero'' games' Elf Wars backstory]] in the X ''X'' games? Or, for that matter, shown us what Lan and pals (or their offspring) have been up to in Star Force? ''Star Force''? Simple. It's because Capcom is cowering under the tyranny of Mega Man Juno, whose finger is perched on the Main/BigRedButton BigRedButton that will trigger another Carbon Reinitialization Program if any of the series' loose ends are tied up by Main/WordOfGod.
WordOfGod.




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* ...okay, how the ''hell'' did ''that'' happen?



That plot point in VideoGame/MegaMan9 where robots have a life cycle? [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou It jumped the fourth wall.]]

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That plot point in VideoGame/MegaMan9 ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'' where robots have a life cycle? [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou It jumped the fourth wall.]]



Now hear me out on this one. Darkstalkers is getting recognition outside of VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom years after Darkstalkers 3 was released, Toonami was revived four years after its initial death, the same could easily apply to Mega Man.

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Now hear me out on this one. Darkstalkers ''Darkstalkers'' is getting recognition outside of VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' years after Darkstalkers 3 ''Darkstalkers 3'' was released, Toonami was revived four years after its initial death, the same could easily apply to Mega Man.
''Mega Man''.



* Mega Man 11 in 2.5d, or Powered Up 2.
* Mega Man X9 in 2.5d, or Maverick Hunter X2.
* Mega Man Legends 3.

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* Mega ''Mega Man 11 11'' in 2.5d, or Powered ''Powered Up 2.
2''.
* Mega ''Mega Man X9 X9'' in 2.5d, or Maverick ''Maverick Hunter X2.
X2''.
* Mega ''Mega Man Legends 3.3''.



[[WMG: Roll will be playable if we ever get a Mega Man 11.]]
Proto Man was DLC in Mega Man 9. He was in Mega Man 10 with Bass as DLC. Roll is the obvious next robot to add.

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[[WMG: Roll will be playable if we ever get a Mega ''Mega Man 11.11''.]]
Proto Man was DLC in Mega ''Mega Man 9. 9''. He was in Mega ''Mega Man 10 10'' with Bass as DLC. Roll is the obvious next robot to add.



* Dr Light is [[{{God}} Robot God]], for [[GodIsGood obvious reasons]].
* Dr Wily is the Robot Devil. He seems more based off the Devil from ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' -- he turned against Light because of pride. Some of the Devil's WickedCulture and occasional SatanIsGood tendencies are reflected with [[EvenEvilHasStandards his rare]] [[PetTheDog signs of humanity.]]

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* Dr Dr. Light is [[{{God}} Robot God]], for [[GodIsGood obvious reasons]].
* Dr Dr. Wily is the Robot Devil. He seems more based off the Devil from ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' -- he turned against Light because of pride. Some of the Devil's WickedCulture and occasional SatanIsGood tendencies are reflected with [[EvenEvilHasStandards his rare]] [[PetTheDog signs of humanity.]]



** Like Dr. Light, he'd have had to be a pre-Pythian Time Lord who first existed in the Battle Network universe. Dr. Regal had to come from somewhere. Also, the Boat Shop guy from the first ''Legends'' is another regeneration.

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** Like Dr. Light, he'd have had to be a pre-Pythian Time Lord who first existed in the Battle Network ''Battle Network'' universe. Dr. Regal had to come from somewhere. Also, the Boat Shop guy from the first ''Legends'' is another regeneration.



** Reploid/humankind eventually realized this, and created a replacement species in the form of the Carbons, which could be immune to Wiy's infection and continuous reappearance, which they hadn't figured out how to end. The destruction protocol are to prevent technology from becoming advanced enough for Wily to make another go. The boat shop owner in Legends really IS Wily, or at least his latest creation, biding his time until the world's tech level once again becomes high enough for him to hijack it and take over, making Mega Man Volnutt's "saving" of the carbons a Main/NiceJobBreakingItHero moment a few years down the road when Wily attacks again.

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** Reploid/humankind eventually realized this, and created a replacement species in the form of the Carbons, which could be immune to Wiy's Wily's infection and continuous reappearance, which they hadn't figured out how to end. The destruction protocol are to prevent technology from becoming advanced enough for Wily to make another go. The boat shop owner in Legends ''Legends'' really IS ''is'' Wily, or at least his latest creation, biding his time until the world's tech level once again becomes high enough for him to hijack it and take over, making Mega Man Volnutt's "saving" of the carbons a Main/NiceJobBreakingItHero NiceJobBreakingItHero moment a few years down the road when Wily attacks again.



* Wily can't possibly be Dr Weil. Weil is (or was) a human, and is too evil to be Wily anyway. At the very least, though, Weil respected him. He did seem to respect Omega, so [[ItsAllAboutMe his narcissim]] wouldn't be big enough to not respect the man.

[[WMG: [[LittlestCancerPatient Mamoru Ura]] is behind EVERYTHING in Battle Network.]]
How does a little kid in a wheelchair manage to worm his way from the latter half of [=BN3=] to the rest of the series? Let me count the ways:
* Secretly operated several of the WWW's "autonomous" Navis in [=BN1=].
* Helped Wily pull the strings behind Sean in [=BN2=]. This backfired when Sean was hospitalized (see the It Just Bugs Me page for more).
* His operation in [=BN3=], though effective, was falsely diagnosed. Also, that "King of the Undernet" thing helps out a lot.
* Managed to seal Bass in stone prior to [=BN4=], and had enough time between that and lunch to convince HideoKojima to conduct the great VideoGame/{{Boktai}} crossover.
* Now here's where things get weird: touched by Kojima's magic Fourth Wall-breaking powers, Mamoru began expanding into more behind-the-scenes work. For [=BN5=], he manipulated Bandai and other key players on the Nikkei to [[NoExportForYou prevent the Progress PET from coming to America]], thus denying us Bass Cross Mega Man until the DS rerelease came about. The economic backlash manifested in prohibitively higher vendor prices in-game, and Nebula's offensive did nothing for consumer confidence.
* Unsatisfied with Capcom's workarounds to the [=BN5=] content omissions, Mamoru would finally double-cross Kojima to eliminate [[BonusBoss The Count]] from the American release of [=BN6=].

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* Wily can't possibly be Dr Dr. Weil. Weil is (or was) a human, and is too evil to be Wily anyway. At the very least, though, Weil respected him. He did seem to respect Omega, so [[ItsAllAboutMe his narcissim]] wouldn't be big enough to not respect the man.

[[WMG: [[LittlestCancerPatient Mamoru Ura]] is behind EVERYTHING in Battle Network.''Battle Network''.]]
How does a little kid in a wheelchair manage to worm his way from the latter half of [=BN3=] ''[=BN3=]'' to the rest of the series? Let me count the ways:
* Secretly operated several of the WWW's "autonomous" Navis in [=BN1=].
''[=BN1=]''.
* Helped Wily pull the strings behind Sean in [=BN2=].''[=BN2=]''. This backfired when Sean was hospitalized (see the It Just Bugs Me page for more).
* His operation in [=BN3=], ''[=BN3=]'', though effective, was falsely diagnosed. Also, that "King of the Undernet" thing helps out a lot.
* Managed to seal Bass in stone prior to [=BN4=], ''[=BN4=]'', and had enough time between that and lunch to convince HideoKojima to conduct the great VideoGame/{{Boktai}} ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' crossover.
* Now here's where things get weird: touched by Kojima's magic Fourth Wall-breaking powers, Mamoru began expanding into more behind-the-scenes work. For [=BN5=], ''[=BN5=]'', he manipulated Bandai and other key players on the Nikkei to [[NoExportForYou prevent the Progress PET from coming to America]], thus denying us Bass ''Bass Cross Mega Man Man'' until the DS rerelease came about. The economic backlash manifested in prohibitively higher vendor prices in-game, and Nebula's offensive did nothing for consumer confidence.
* Unsatisfied with Capcom's workarounds to the [=BN5=] ''[=BN5=]'' content omissions, Mamoru would finally double-cross Kojima to eliminate [[BonusBoss The Count]] from the American release of [=BN6=].
''[=BN6=]''.



[[WMG: Wily is stuck in a loop in Powered Up.]]
Think about it, every robot master sees the same conversations and levels, but they all contradict each other. They are actually alternate timelines. The first time, Wily only took Timeman, he used the schematics and used them to make a time machine to take over the world, but due to Timeman's incomplete nature, he was trapped in a time loop instead, where he would live out the day and return to the beginning of the day at the end. The first time he took Light's robots to take over the world in a different manner, he left Timeman behind, of course, Timeman kicked his ass. From then on he continued to try to take the robot masters, leaving one behind in an insane sense of humor (this is Wily, after all). At the very end, when he was defeated for the 10th time, he finally managed to repair the time machine before the time loop began again, just in time to fix the time distortion. Guess which robot got left behind on the final loop? Yep. Mega/Rock. Good thing too, we could have been playing "Oilman 3" in our childhood instead.

[[WMG: Mega man Juno (Legends) is Lumine (X)]]
They both have long purple hair. They both went maverick at free-will. Lumine's a New Generation Reploid and Juno tried to kill someone of higher rank while he lost his memory, Mega Man Trigger. They appeared at the last part of the game as the final boss and they die while they're smiling believing they still will win the whole thing.

Also Copy X's Seraphim (2nd) form has similarities from both. His 2nd form was related to a seraph like Lumine and he had detached arms and no legs like Juno. If X had everything the original X had. It is possible that X copied Lumine's weapon after defeating him.

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[[WMG: Wily is stuck in a loop in Powered Up.''Powered Up''.]]
Think about it, it; every robot master sees the same conversations and levels, but they all contradict each other. They are actually alternate timelines. The first time, Wily only took Timeman, Timeman; he used the schematics and used them to make a time machine to take over the world, but due to Timeman's incomplete nature, he was trapped in a time loop instead, where he would live out the day and return to the beginning of the day at the end. The first time he took Light's robots to take over the world in a different manner, he left Timeman behind, behind; of course, Timeman kicked his ass. From then on on, he continued to try to take the robot masters, leaving one behind in an insane sense of humor (this is Wily, after all). At the very end, when he was defeated for the 10th time, he finally managed to repair the time machine before the time loop began again, just in time to fix the time distortion. Guess which robot got left behind on the final loop? Yep. Mega/Rock. Good thing thing, too, we could have been playing "Oilman 3" in our childhood instead.

[[WMG: Mega man Juno (Legends) (''Legends'') is Lumine (X)]]
(''X'')]]
They both have long purple hair. They both went maverick at free-will. Lumine's a New Generation Reploid and Juno tried to kill someone of higher rank while he lost his memory, Mega Man Trigger. They appeared at the last part of the game as the final boss boss, and they [[GoOutWithASmile die while they're smiling smiling]], believing they still will win the whole thing.

Also Also, Copy X's Seraphim (2nd) form has similarities from both. His 2nd form was related to a seraph like Lumine Lumine, and he had detached arms and no legs like Juno. If Copy X had everything the original X had. It had, it is possible that X copied Lumine's weapon after defeating him.



This is probably my strangest theory ever, but, what else could Wily use the time machine he built in the Gameboy games for? Here's what I think, Wily's plans did not just extend to X, but to Zero and ZX, he used the time machine he built while he was passing himself through reploids until he eventually found his own ancient time machine and went back, and told himself a GambitRoulette worthy of history. Wily didn't build Bass to defeat Mega Man, truth is, Bass had most of Mega Man's abilities, so, when Wily built Zero, Zero would continue to escape, with Bass fighting Zero every time, every time Zero was defeated, Wily would elaborate upon the flaws in Zero's designs, and upgrade Zero until eventually Bass was defeated, but he didn't use Zero to bring about the Cataclysm, he waited a hundred years later (Virus brought him back to life), to create havoc again, and eventually met Sigma (Sigma mentions this in the Japanese version of an X game), and told him a few interesting facts, eventually this age would die out as well, but then Weil came along, Wily wasn't Weil, he manipulated and destroyed Weil's view on life, causing Weil to go insane, this age would end, and somehow continue in the ZX series, but by the end of the ZX series, he seems to have finally been out of existence, as there is no noticeable trace of Dr. Wily in the Legends series, meaning that Dr. Wily's plans will eventually end in his failure and defeat.
* After an eternity of trying to change time so that he would win, he eventually accepted that there was nothing he could do to win, so became a fishboat captain.

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This is probably my strangest theory ever, but, what else could Wily use the time machine he built in the Gameboy games for? Here's what I think, think; Wily's plans did not just extend to X, ''X'', but to Zero ''Zero'' and ZX, he ''ZX''. He used the time machine he built while he was passing himself through reploids until he eventually found his own ancient time machine and went back, and told himself a GambitRoulette worthy of history. Wily didn't build Bass to defeat Mega Man, Man; truth is, Bass had most of Mega Man's abilities, so, when Wily built Zero, Zero would continue to escape, with Bass fighting Zero every time, every time. Every time Zero was defeated, Wily would elaborate upon the flaws in Zero's designs, and upgrade Zero until eventually Bass was defeated, but he didn't use Zero to bring about the Cataclysm, Cataclysm,p; he waited a hundred years later (Virus brought him back to life), to create havoc again, and eventually met Sigma (Sigma mentions this in the Japanese version of an X game), and told him a few interesting facts, eventually facts. Eventually this age would die out as well, but then Weil came along, along. Wily wasn't Weil, Weil; he manipulated and destroyed Weil's view on life, causing Weil to go insane, this insane. This age would end, and somehow continue in the ZX ''ZX'' series, but by the end of the ZX ''ZX'' series, he seems to have finally been taken out of existence, as there is no noticeable trace of Dr. Wily in the Legends ''Legends'' series, meaning that Dr. Wily's plans will eventually end in his failure and defeat.
* After an eternity of trying to change time so that he would win, he eventually accepted that there was nothing he could do to win, so he became a fishboat captain.



* Just wanted to add, for anyone looking it up, that he refers to "The Old Man" in the english version as well.

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* Just wanted to add, for anyone looking it up, that he refers to "The Old Man" in the english English version of ''X5'' as well.



I mean, come on! They both aspire to take over the world, both have a blue teenager/kid as a nemesis, tried to bring a red guy to their side, have a wide assortment of machines, and have failed at the same plan over and over, but Wily suffers the least VillainDecay, whereas Eggman is having reputation problems because of Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Sonic 2006, but, he's getting better as of Chronicles and Unleashed, but even though Wily is more reliant in the fake surrender strategy, but at least he built an ultimate weapon that could have destroyed the world and probably planned the Gambit guessed earlier, whereas Eggman... Eh, never mind.

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I mean, come on! They both aspire to take over the world, both have a blue teenager/kid as a nemesis, tried to bring a red guy to their side, have a wide assortment of machines, and have failed at the same plan over and over, but over. Wily suffers the least VillainDecay, whereas Eggman is having reputation problems because of Heroes, Shadow ''Heroes'', ''Shadow the Hedgehog, Hedgehog'', and Sonic 2006, ''Sonic 2006'', but, he's getting better as of Chronicles ''Chronicles'' and Unleashed, but even though ''Unleashed''. Wily is more reliant in the fake surrender strategy, but at least he built an ultimate weapon that could have destroyed the world and probably planned the Gambit guessed earlier, whereas Eggman... Eh, never mind.



* Dr. Willy lets his real name slip in the beginning of Mega Man 7.

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* Dr. Willy Wily lets his real name slip in the beginning of Mega ''Mega Man 7.
7''.



If only sentient beings can dream and X was put to sleep for 30 years, don't you think that he might have been dreaming? What would he have dreams about? The Battle Network and Star Force series. In the Battle Network series, Mega Man has a loving brother (Lan) and can go after Roll and not have certain...legal issues pop up. Another thing sentient minds do is speculate. X probably speculated about what could the world have turned out like, had the (in that world) theoretical "networks" research that Light would have worked on, had Wily not won the research grant to develop robotics.

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If only sentient beings can dream and X was put to sleep for 30 years, don't you think that he might have been dreaming? What would he have dreams about? The Battle Network and Star Force series. In the Battle Network ''Battle Network'' series, Mega Man has a loving brother (Lan) and can go after Roll and not have certain...certain... legal issues pop up. Another thing sentient minds do is speculate. X probably speculated about what could the world have turned out like, had the (in that world) theoretical "networks" research that Light would have worked on, had Wily not won the research grant to develop robotics.



* RealLife-Edison had a short lived partnership with Tesla. Tesla invented many great things while Edison stole all of his ideas. Edison stole the idea of direct current from Tesla and he turned it into an inferior form-alternating current. He used this invention to discredit Tesla and turn himself into a respected "inventor." Tesla went mad and lost all of his money--yet he managed to invent brilliant things. Edison invented nothing else whatsoever and stole all of his other ideas from inventors such as Joseph Snow. Evidence--found a hundred years later--proved that Tesla was a genius and Edison was a plagiarist.
* Game series-Light had a short lived partnership with Wily. Wily invented many great robots while Light invented a robot whose sole purpose was to steal ideas. Light stole the idea of a sentient robot from Wily and he turned it into an inferior form-Mega Man. He used this invention to discredit Wily and turn himself into a respected "inventor." Wily went mad and lost all of his money--yet he managed to invent brilliant robots. Light invented a few very simplistic servant robot who were piles of shit compared to their opponents. A Reploid Virus--unleashed a hundred years later--proved that Wily was a genius.

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* RealLife-Edison had a short lived partnership with Tesla. Tesla invented many great things while Edison stole all of his ideas. Edison stole the idea of direct current from Tesla and he turned it into an inferior form-alternating current. He used this invention to discredit Tesla and turn himself into a respected "inventor." Tesla went mad and lost all of his money--yet money -- yet he managed to invent brilliant things. Edison invented nothing else whatsoever and stole all of his other ideas from inventors such as Joseph Snow. Evidence--found Evidence -- found a hundred years later--proved later -- proved that Tesla was a genius and Edison was a plagiarist.
* Game series-Light had a short lived partnership with Wily. Wily invented many great robots while Light invented a robot whose sole purpose was to steal ideas. Light stole the idea of a sentient robot from Wily and he turned it into an inferior form-Mega form -- Mega Man. He used this invention to discredit Wily and turn himself into a respected "inventor." Wily went mad and lost all of his money--yet money -- yet he managed to invent brilliant robots. Light invented a few very simplistic servant robot robots who were piles of shit compared to their opponents. A Reploid Virus--unleashed Virus -- unleashed a hundred years later--proved later -- proved that Wily was a genius.



*** Reggae, actually. Whereas Cossack built Beat as a useful thank you gift for Mega Man, Wily made Reggae purely to keep himself from being lonely.

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*** Reggae, actually. Whereas Cossack built Beat as a useful thank you thank-you gift for Mega Man, Wily made Reggae purely to keep himself from being lonely.



Of the four major robot characters, there is only one female: Roll. Of the remaining three, two (Blues and Rock) are her brothers. Therefore, excluding the gay option, there is one viable pairing: Bass and Roll. Plus, Bass might do it just to tick off Mega Man (Imagine taunts like "By the way, tell your sister I had a lovely time last night." before they fight.)

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Of the four major robot characters, there is only one female: Roll. Of the remaining three, two (Blues and Rock) are her brothers. Therefore, excluding the gay option, there is one viable pairing: Bass and Roll. Plus, Bass might do it just to tick off Mega Man (Imagine (imagine taunts like "By the way, tell your sister I had a lovely time last night." before they fight.)



First of all, let's focus on their modus operandi: their ability to split into many parts. This, along with their gooey structure, would require that they either work through MagicRealism, or that they're actually thousands upon thousands of nanomachines. Now, for the nanomachines to work in such a coordinated manner, thay would all need a single location from which they recieve orders, the HiveMind. What they receive their info from should be pretty obvious, as it's the sole weakness of every single Devil: the eye. This would explain why attacking it destroys the beast, and why it's so large: it needs to be to process all those machines. As for why Wily doesn't simply lock it in a closet somewhere, the HiveMind could be shortrange, and it also doubles as a camera, or an actual eye, hence why it leaves itself vulnerable.

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First of all, let's focus on their modus operandi: their ability to split into many parts. This, along with their gooey structure, would require that they either work through MagicRealism, or that they're actually thousands upon thousands of nanomachines. Now, for the nanomachines to work in such a coordinated manner, thay would all need a single location from which they recieve orders, the HiveMind. What they receive their info from should be pretty obvious, as it's the sole weakness of every single Devil: the eye. This would explain why attacking it destroys the beast, and why it's so large: it needs to be to process all those machines. As for why Wily doesn't simply lock it in a closet somewhere, the HiveMind could be shortrange, short-range, and it also doubles as a camera, or an actual eye, hence why it leaves itself vulnerable.



[[WMG: The breathing liquid that Dr. Weil use is actually his own body turned artificially into [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion LCL]]]]
He say that his body in the Zero series is robotic but he was once human, so, it's possible that his body was used as part of a experiment where the ones who took Weil's body also discover a form to create an artificial Anti A.T. Field and they used in his old human to put into that glass in his head and used as breathing liquid of his new robotic body. Well this is only possible if in any alternate universe all animals an plants are made of LCL no matter how. Also his breathing liquid is Tang colored like the original LCL.

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[[WMG: The breathing liquid that Dr. Weil use uses is actually his own body turned artificially into [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion LCL]]]]
He say says that his body in the Zero ''Zero'' series is robotic but he was once human, so, it's possible that his body was used as part of a experiment where the ones who took Weil's body also discover a form to create an artificial Anti A.T. Field Field, and they used in his old human body to put into that glass in his head and used as breathing liquid of his new robotic body. Well this is only possible if in any alternate universe all animals an and plants are made of LCL no matter how. Also Also, his breathing liquid is Tang colored Tang-colored like the original LCL.



X is the Roman numeral 10, so 200X could be 2010.That year there was a big oil spill, and Oil Man was one of the first 8 Robot Masters. And they are sending robots to stop it. Hmmm. Before the end of the year, the other seven (Ice Man, Fire Man, Bomb Man, Cut Man, Guts Man, Elec Man, and Time Man) will show themselves and wreak havoc.
* Further proof of this theory is the lightning-stricken Jesus statue (Elec Man)
* [[LetXBeTheUnknown X is a variable.]] Besides, Roman Numerals do not work that way. You're completely dropping a zero before the X for no justified reason, and it would be 20010 if anything. There's nothing wrong with the theory itself though, especially since fans like to retcon the date to 20XX, which ''would'' include 2010.

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X is the Roman numeral 10, so 200X could be 2010. That year there was a big oil spill, and Oil Man was one of the first 8 Robot Masters. And they are sending robots to stop it. Hmmm. Before the end of the year, the other seven (Ice Man, Fire Man, Bomb Man, Cut Man, Guts Man, Elec Man, and Time Man) will show themselves and wreak havoc.
* Further proof of this theory is the lightning-stricken Jesus statue (Elec Man)
Man).
* [[LetXBeTheUnknown X is a variable.]] Besides, Roman Numerals do not work that way. You're completely dropping a zero before the X for no justified reason, and it would be 20010 if anything. There's nothing wrong with the theory itself itself, though, especially since fans like to retcon the date to 20XX, which ''would'' include 2010.



More specifically, Reploids are more capable of being affected by outside forces

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More specifically, Reploids are more capable of being affected by outside forces
forces.



To the best of my knowledge, it's generally believed that Wily's consciousness is part of the maverick virus. I've also read that Light did something similar so as to work the capsules in the X series, among other things. My guess is that Wily has been influencing Reploid's through the virus and attempting to continue his ambitions to rule the world. Light, being in a similar state of existence, is continually trying to stop him through whatever means necessary. Thus, the two remain in an eternal battle of wills, with the world at stake.

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To the best of my knowledge, it's generally believed that Wily's consciousness is part of the maverick virus. Maverick Virus. I've also read that Light did something similar so as to work the capsules in the X ''X'' series, among other things. My guess is that Wily has been influencing Reploid's Reploids through the virus and attempting to continue his ambitions to rule the world. Light, being in a similar state of existence, is continually trying to stop him through whatever means necessary. Thus, the two remain in an eternal battle of wills, with the world at stake.



There is no wife in the picture because he simply didn't have one. His relationship with Dr. Wily was a little closer than just friends, which is why Dr. Wily reacted so harshly when he perceived Dr. Light as betraying him. This is also why Dr. Light took stopping Wily into his own hands - he knows what Mega Man will and won't do, while he doesn't want to risk hurting Wily because deep down, he still cares a little bit.

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There is no wife in the picture because he simply didn't have one. His relationship with Dr. Wily was a little closer than just friends, which is why Dr. Wily reacted so harshly when he perceived Dr. Light as betraying him. This is also why Dr. Light took stopping Wily into his own hands - -- he knows what Mega Man will and won't do, while he doesn't want to risk hurting Wily because deep down, he still cares a little bit.



This is pretty much canon already. When Rock (who, like Roll, has the mentality of a child) volunteers to fight Dr. Wily, Dr. Light reprograms him...without changing his mentality to that of an adult. In other words, Mega Man's basically a ''child soldier''. Oh, and did I mention he could very well be on a suicide mission. I mean, sure, he always wins (how would he be able to fight for everlasting peace if he didn't?), but how can Dr. Light guarantee that he will?

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This is pretty much canon already. When Rock (who, like Roll, has the mentality of a child) volunteers to fight Dr. Wily, Dr. Light reprograms him...without changing his mentality to that of an adult. In other words, Mega Man's basically a ''child soldier''.''{{child soldier}}''. Oh, and did I mention he could very well be on a suicide mission. I mean, sure, he always wins (how would he be able to fight for everlasting peace if he didn't?), but how can Dr. Light guarantee that he will?



Rock seems pretty well-adjusted for someone whose had to single handedly win at least ten Robot Wars. X starting to break down in one and reach a climax by X7. The reason? X is a fully realized sentient, while Rock is still just an advanced Robot Master. Rock simply doesn't have an emotional burden to bear the way X does.

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Rock seems pretty well-adjusted for someone whose who's had to single handedly win at least ten Robot Wars. X is starting to break down in one and reach a climax by X7.''X7''. The reason? X is a fully realized sentient, while Rock is still just an advanced Robot Master. Rock simply doesn't have an emotional burden to bear the way X does.



Spike strips are conductors for special energy waves designed to overwrite a robot's programming and immediately activate its self-destruct systems. This also explains why some spike traps in the series merely do damage instead of instantly killing--those spikes are simply ordinary spikes.

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Spike strips are conductors for special energy waves designed to overwrite a robot's programming and immediately activate its self-destruct systems. This also explains why some spike traps in the series merely do damage instead of instantly killing--those killing -- those spikes are simply ordinary spikes.



It seems to me that, at the beginning of Mega Man 1, robotics was a fairly new field. The first batch of Robot Masters (Proto Man, Rock/Mega Man, Roll and the six bosses) were built as proof of concept more than anything. But in between games, robotics technology improved, and Wily used the latest advances to build 8 Robot Masters specifically designed for combat, and Dr. Light similarly upgrades Mega Man so that he can match them. This happens in between each game: robotics advances, Wily builds new Masters with state-of-the-art tech, Light upgrades Mega Man to match them. With the upgrades on both sides, either Mega Man's upgrades make him incompatible with previously-copied weapon data, or the Masters' upgrades make them tough enough to resist the weaker weapons of old, so Mega Man just copies new weapons whenever Wily attacks rather than wasting time on upgrading old weapons. We can extend the latter explanation to the X series as well; Reploid technology rapidly advances in between games, so X's old copied weapons become useless, and their weapons become strong enough to overwhelm his armour, so there's no point in even equipping it. It's not a perfect explanation, and it doesn't really extend to any of the other series (besides maybe Battle Network), but it's a start.

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It seems to me that, at the beginning of Mega ''Mega Man 1, 1'', robotics was a fairly new field. The first batch of Robot Masters (Proto Man, Rock/Mega Man, Roll Roll, and the six bosses) were built as proof of concept more than anything. But in between games, robotics technology improved, and Wily used the latest advances to build 8 Robot Masters specifically designed for combat, and Dr. Light similarly upgrades Mega Man so that he can match them. This happens in between each game: robotics advances, Wily builds new Masters with state-of-the-art tech, Light upgrades Mega Man to match them. With the upgrades on both sides, either Mega Man's upgrades make him incompatible with previously-copied weapon data, or the Masters' upgrades make them tough enough to resist the weaker weapons of old, so Mega Man just copies new weapons whenever Wily attacks rather than wasting time on upgrading old weapons. We can extend the latter explanation to the X ''X'' series as well; Reploid technology rapidly advances in between games, so X's old copied weapons become useless, and their weapons become strong enough to overwhelm his armour, so there's no point in even equipping it. It's not a perfect explanation, and it doesn't really extend to any of the other series (besides maybe Battle Network), ''Battle Network''), but it's a start.



* [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr Wily]], the classical MadScientist, represents our desire to use technology for war. He started the Robot War, becoming the BiggerBad for the DarkerAndEdgier VideoGame/MegaManX series, in the same way as how our weapons manage to escalate war. We're known for turning technology originally meant for maintenance(for example fire to warm and cook and electricity to power our infrastructure) into technology capable of killing others(for example fire to [[KillEmWithFire burn life]] and even cities, and electricity to power our turrets and electric chairs), which is reflected with Dr Wily turning the formerly helpful Robot Masters created by Dr Light and Cossack into weapons. Not to mention many of the Robot Masters he builds [[CutLexLuthorACheck could have been used for constructive purposes.]] The only original Robot Masters he didn't corrupt? Rock and Roll, who as maid robots can't be used for any destructive purpose whatsoever
** Some of Wily's robots also count. King is a prototype of AIIsACrapshoot born out of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, and Bass is the consequence of machinery with more human qualities. [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]] is the result of a positive aspect of weaponry: despite being the ultimate fighting robot of Dr Wily, he uses his immense powers to maintain peace instead of wreck it.
* [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sigma]], and Mavericks in general, represent [[AIIsACrapshoot technology antagonizing us.]] [[TheVirus The Maverick Virus]] embodies technology going defective unwillingly, hence why most viral Mavericks are AxCrazy. BigBad Sigma represents the idea of technology rebelling because it thinks it knows better than us. Sigma has been seen as [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans trying to free Reploidkind]], [[KillAllHumans kill the inferior human race]] and [[SanitySlippage a genocidal madman]], but one facet never changes-[[NeverMyFault he's always right in his actions, and you are wrong for opposing him.]] [[MadScientist Gate]] is the embodiment of our fears of technology we can't comprehend-he's obsessed with creating Reploids with unreadable codes. [[FantasticRacism Lumine]] is a symbol of the cold desire to continually advance, leaving what hasn't in the dust(hence his sociopathic distaste for the old model Reploids).
* VideoGame/MegaManZero has a number of antagonists. [[EvilKnockoff Copy-X]] is a result of [[KnightTemplar our extreme measures to deal with rogue technology.]] The paranoid desire to annihilate every machine we see as a threat, which is why Copy-X labels almost all of his own race as a threat. The Resistance is the positive reaction to deal with this threat: show that machinery can be used for good, while Elpizo is the negative reaction: [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds kill the oppressive humans to solve the problem once and for.]] Finally, there's Dr Weil, who is the living, breathing embodiment [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters of our most monstrous behavior]] to what we create. Dr Weil's view [[JustAMachine as nothing more than objects]] are self-evident of taking technology for granted, [[ItsAllAboutMe his inability to take responsibility]] mirrors our habit of not coming to terms with the pain our machines can cause, and [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans the desire to make the world suffer]] is the use of technology turned to make other suffered. Dr Weil's cyborg nature embodies how we've become completely dependent on our technology to do things for us. [[RoboticPsychopath Omega]] is the embodiment of the idea that technology should only be used to harm others
* [[VideoGame/MegaManZX With machines and humans becoming one race]], the villains of this era are the worries that technology and progress will cause us to lose our humanity. [[SocialDarwinist Serpent]] is our fear of progress dehumanizing us, willing [[MoralEventHorizon to do anything]] in the cause of bettering ourselves. Master Albert is our fear of progress making us [[AGodAmI gods]]-Albert tries to control the Wheel of Fate to transcend the cycle of violence, like we try to control the elements to transcend nature. Biometal W aka [[spoiler:Dr Weil]] is the fear that despite how much society and technology progresses, we will never become better than our base, animalistic nature
* VideoGame/MegaManLegends is one big fear of TheSingularity. It is our fear that as technology progresses, we will reach a point where we are no longer human.

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* [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr Dr. Wily]], the classical MadScientist, represents our desire to use technology for war. He started the Robot War, becoming the BiggerBad for the DarkerAndEdgier VideoGame/MegaManX ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, in the same way as how our weapons manage to escalate war. We're known for turning technology originally meant for maintenance(for example maintenance (for example, fire to warm and cook and electricity to power our infrastructure) into technology capable of killing others(for example others (for example, fire to [[KillEmWithFire burn life]] and even cities, and electricity to power our turrets and electric chairs), which is reflected with Dr Dr. Wily turning the formerly helpful Robot Masters created by Dr Dr. Light and Cossack into weapons. Not to mention many of the Robot Masters he builds [[CutLexLuthorACheck could have been used for constructive purposes.]] The only original Robot Masters he didn't corrupt? Rock and Roll, who as maid robots can't be used for any destructive purpose whatsoever
whatsoever.
** Some of Wily's robots also count. King is a prototype of AIIsACrapshoot born out of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, and Bass is the consequence of machinery with more human qualities. [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]] is the result of a positive aspect of weaponry: despite being the ultimate fighting robot of Dr Dr. Wily, he uses his immense powers to maintain peace instead of wreck it.
* [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sigma]], and Mavericks in general, represent [[AIIsACrapshoot technology antagonizing us.]] [[TheVirus The Maverick Virus]] embodies technology going defective unwillingly, hence why most viral Mavericks are AxCrazy. BigBad Sigma represents the idea of technology rebelling because it thinks it knows better than us. Sigma has been seen as [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans trying to free Reploidkind]], [[KillAllHumans kill the inferior human race]] race]], and [[SanitySlippage a genocidal madman]], but one facet never changes-[[NeverMyFault changes -- [[NeverMyFault he's always right in his actions, and you are wrong for opposing him.]] [[MadScientist Gate]] is the embodiment of our fears of technology we can't comprehend-he's comprehend -- he's obsessed with creating Reploids with unreadable codes. [[FantasticRacism Lumine]] is a symbol of the cold desire to continually advance, leaving what hasn't in the dust(hence dust (hence his sociopathic distaste for the old model old-model Reploids).
* VideoGame/MegaManZero ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' has a number of antagonists. [[EvilKnockoff Copy-X]] is a result of [[KnightTemplar our extreme measures to deal with rogue technology.]] The technology]] -- the paranoid desire to annihilate every machine we see as a threat, which is why Copy-X labels almost all of his own race as a threat. The Resistance is the positive reaction to deal with this threat: show that machinery can be used for good, while Elpizo is the negative reaction: [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds kill the oppressive humans to solve the problem once and for.for all.]] Finally, there's Dr Dr. Weil, who is the living, breathing embodiment [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters of our most monstrous behavior]] to what we create. Dr Dr. Weil's view of Reploids [[JustAMachine as nothing more than objects]] are self-evident of taking technology for granted, [[ItsAllAboutMe his inability to take responsibility]] mirrors our habit of not coming to terms with the pain our machines can cause, and [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans the desire to make the world suffer]] is the use of technology turned to make other suffered. Dr others suffer. Dr. Weil's cyborg nature embodies how we've become completely dependent on our technology to do things for us. [[RoboticPsychopath Omega]] is the embodiment of the idea that technology should only be used to harm others
others.
* [[VideoGame/MegaManZX With machines and humans becoming one race]], the villains of this era are the worries that technology and progress will cause us to lose our humanity. [[SocialDarwinist Serpent]] is our fear of progress dehumanizing us, willing [[MoralEventHorizon to do anything]] in the cause of bettering ourselves. Master Albert is our fear of progress making us [[AGodAmI gods]]-Albert gods]] -- Albert tries to control the Wheel of Fate to transcend the cycle of violence, like we try to control the elements to transcend nature. Biometal W aka [[spoiler:Dr [[spoiler:Dr. Weil]] is the fear that despite how much society and technology progresses, we will never become better than our base, animalistic nature
nature.
* VideoGame/MegaManLegends ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' is one big fear of TheSingularity. It is our fear that as technology progresses, we will reach a point where we are no longer human.



Dr. Wily never made any female robots in the game, the last stage of Megaman 1 has lots of Guts Men on the walls, and of course [[MegaMan2 Gutsdozer]] and [[MegaMan7 Guts Man G]].

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Dr. Wily never made any female robots in the game, games, the last stage of Megaman 1 ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' has lots of Guts Men on the walls, and of course [[MegaMan2 [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Gutsdozer]] and [[MegaMan7 [[VideoGame/MegaMan7 Guts Man G]].



She gets cryogenically frozen for some reason, and wakes up to discover a future in which robotics have gone truly wrong. As a result, she is present at the very beginning and the very end of the great war (well, until ZX, anyway) between humans and robots.

[[WMG: When Archie's comic gets to the VideoGame/MegaMan5 story, the following happening after Dark Man is defeat....]]
* Dark Man: My master's latest plan had bit the big one.
* Mega Man: Who is your master?
* Dark Man: [[VideoGame/MegaManX4 Take a wild guess!]]
* Mega Man & Proto Man: Dr. Wily!

[[WMG: When Archie's comic gets to the VideoGame/MegaMan6 story, Wily's PaperThinDisguise as Mr. X will be lampshaded.]]
* Mega Man: Did you really think you could fool me, Dr. Wily.
* Dr. Wily disguised as Mr. X: Uh... You must have me mistaken! I am Mr. X!
* Mega Man: Mr. X? You're not even trying anymore.

[[WMG: The Super Adventure Rockman story in Archie's game book, not only with Mega Man get back up from Robot Masters from VideoGame/MegaMan1 and VideoGame/MegaManPowerUp....]]
..But also the full eight Robot Masters from Mega Man 9.
* {{Jossed}}. It's just like in the game where Mega Man receives back up from the Mega Man 2 robots after talking to them. The Mega Man 1/Powered Up robots and Cement Man are incapacitated, Splash Woman is off somewhere, and the rest of the Mega Man 9 robots are not built yet.

[[WMG: In the Archie's comic gets to Mega Man 3 story.....]]
...The reborned VideoGame/MegaMan2 Robot Masters will face Mega Man instead of Doc Robot.

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She gets cryogenically frozen for some reason, and wakes up to discover a future in which robotics have gone truly wrong. As a result, she is present at the very beginning and the very end of the great war (well, until ZX, ''ZX'', anyway) between humans and robots.

[[WMG: When Archie's comic gets to the VideoGame/MegaMan5 ''VideoGame/MegaMan5'' story, the following happening will happen after Dark Man is defeat....defeated...]]
* Dark Man: '''Dark Man:''' My master's latest plan had bit the big one.
* Mega Man: '''Mega Man:''' Who is your master?
* Dark Man: '''Dark Man:''' [[VideoGame/MegaManX4 Take a wild guess!]]
* Mega '''Mega Man & Proto Man: Man:''' Dr. Wily!

[[WMG: When Archie's comic gets to the VideoGame/MegaMan6 ''VideoGame/MegaMan6'' story, Wily's PaperThinDisguise as Mr. X will be lampshaded.]]
* Mega Man: '''Mega Man:''' Did you really think you could fool me, Dr. Wily.
* Dr.'''Dr. Wily disguised as Mr. X: X:''' Uh... You must have me mistaken! I am Mr. X!
* Mega Man: '''Mega Man:''' Mr. X? You're not even trying anymore.

[[WMG: The Super In the ''Super Adventure Rockman Rockman'' story in Archie's game book, not only with will Mega Man get back up from Robot Masters from VideoGame/MegaMan1 and VideoGame/MegaManPowerUp....VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp....]]
..But also the full eight Robot Masters from Mega ''Mega Man 9.
9''.
* {{Jossed}}. It's just like in the game where Mega Man receives back up from the Mega ''Mega Man 2 2'' robots after talking to them. The Mega ''Mega Man 1/Powered Up 1''/''Powered Up'' robots and Cement Man ''Cement Man'" are incapacitated, Splash Woman is off somewhere, and the rest of the Mega ''Mega Man 9 9'' robots are not built yet.

[[WMG: In the When Archie's comic gets to Mega the ''Mega Man 3 3'' story.....]]
...The reborned VideoGame/MegaMan2 reborn ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'' Robot Masters will face Mega Man instead of Doc Robot.



Rather than cut the amount of time for the MM3 Robot Masters in half in order to fight an additional eight robots, Mega Man will fight one Doc Robot with the powers of all eight MM2 Robot Masters. That way it also functions as kind of a parallel to Mega Man. The fight could take place at Wily's Castle.

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Rather than cut the amount of time for the MM3 ''[=MM3=]'' Robot Masters in half in order to fight an additional eight robots, Mega Man will fight one Doc Robot with the powers of all eight MM2 ''[=MM2=]'' Robot Masters. That way it also functions as kind of a parallel to Mega Man. The fight could take place at Wily's Castle.



[[WMG: The X factor in the Archie comics is [[spoiler: the power gem that [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Shard the Metal Sonic]] has]]]]
Alright, hear me out here. In the comic continuity [[spoiler: Shard was originally a metal Sonic just like any other, but eventually developed some sort of conscience that made him realize how precocious life is. Now then, since his original programming was to basically follow Robotnik, and since he was the only one able to defy that programming as well as the only character with a power gem...]] Now, take into account that [[spoiler: most Reploids have some sort of gemstone on their bodies.]]] Perhaps ''that'' is the mysterious X factor for the Archie canon...

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[[WMG: The X factor in the Archie comics is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the power gem that [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Shard the Metal Sonic]] has]]]]
Alright, hear me out here. In the comic continuity [[spoiler: Shard continuity, [[spoiler:Shard was originally a metal Metal Sonic just like any other, but eventually developed some sort of conscience that made him realize how precocious precious life is. Now then, since his original programming was to basically follow Robotnik, and since he was the only one able to defy that programming as well as the only character with a power gem...]] Now, take into account that [[spoiler: most [[spoiler:most Reploids have some sort of gemstone on their bodies.]]] Perhaps ''that'' is the mysterious X factor for the Archie canon...



[[WMG: When they get to Mega Man V (V not 5) there will be an reference and then explanation as to Pluto's name.]]
This tropper's guess is that when researching the solar system they decided to name some of the invading Stardroids/newly built Stardroids (as Terra and Sunstar were already named/made) after the planets themselves to emphasise the scale of their conquest. However they got the information from radio and TV broadcasts from before Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet and didn't realise until they arrived.

On the same lines this fact with be a BerserkButton for Pluto.

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[[WMG: When they get to Mega ''Mega Man V (V V'' (''V'', not 5) ''5'')m there will be an a reference and then explanation as to Pluto's name.]]
This tropper's troper's guess is that when researching the solar system they decided to name some of the invading Stardroids/newly built Stardroids (as Terra and Sunstar were already named/made) after the planets themselves to emphasise the scale of their conquest. However However, they got the information from radio and TV broadcasts from before Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet and didn't realise until they arrived.

On the same lines lines, this fact with will be a BerserkButton for Pluto.



Mr. X claims to have seen the robot-filled future and wants to avert it, which Xander did in the "Dawn of X" storyline when he traveled into the future. He also seems to have a cybernetic left eye like Xander. He even claims to have known Wily, which happens due to their mutual involvement in the "Worlds Unite" crossover. Given that Genesis Portals mess with time and space, it's possible that Xander will be thrown back in time after the crossover, become Mr. X and found the X Foundation to prevent what he saw from happening.
* {{Confirmed}}

[[WMG: Wily is about to get Quint during Rock of Ages, and it's all Mr X's plan.]]
To sum it up - Megaman recognizes Gamma, but not Cossack being the villain, so the story takes place between Megaman 3 and 4. Seeing that, the Megaman Killers and the Genesis Unit were both likely the robots Mr X has ordered Wily to make, and they currently are aiming for the power to time travel, as we could see.
This would place this around the time of the Game Boy games in this continuity, probably... Which means Quint is near - especially evident by the fact he appeared between the MM3 and 4 scenes during the comic.
But more importantly, Mr X's big plan is to scare citizens with evil robots, to support his cause and destroy them all.
And well... What would be a better way to do so than with an evil Megaman coming straight from the future?

[[WMG: Megaman eventually gets recruited by Duo into the Star Marshals.]]
As mentioned above, it would fit with the ThemeNaming. Also, it would explain why no trace of him ever shows up from the X series on. He's still alive, patrolling space the whole time.

[[WMG: Nasten'ka from [[NovasAventurasDeMegaman the Brazilian comic]] will appear (by Geno from the Cutstuff forums)]]
After Mega Man 4, Kalinka goes up to Cossack and is all like, "Poppa, build me a robot to protect me when you're not around!!" And Cossack builds a bodyguard robot which he officially names Anastasia Cossack, but is given the affectionate nickname of Nasten'ka.

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Mr. X claims to have seen the robot-filled future and wants to avert it, which Xander did in the "Dawn of X" storyline when he traveled into the future. He also seems to have a cybernetic left eye like Xander. He even claims to have known Wily, which happens due to their mutual involvement in the "Worlds Unite" crossover. Given that Genesis Portals mess with time and space, it's possible that Xander will be thrown back in time after the crossover, become Mr. X X, and found the X Foundation to prevent what he saw from happening.
* {{Confirmed}}

{{Confirmed}}.

[[WMG: Wily is about to get Quint during Rock of Ages, and it's all Mr Mr. X's plan.]]
To sum it up - -- Megaman recognizes Gamma, but not Cossack being the villain, so the story takes place between Megaman 3 ''Mega Man 3'' and 4. ''4''. Seeing that, the Megaman Killers and the Genesis Unit were both likely the robots Mr Mr. X has ordered Wily to make, and they currently are aiming for the power to time travel, as we could see.
This would place this around the time of the Game Boy games in this continuity, probably... Which means Quint is near - -- especially evident by the fact he appeared between the MM3 ''[=MM3=]'' and 4 ''4'' scenes during the comic.
comic.\\
But more importantly, Mr Mr. X's big plan is to scare citizens with evil robots, to support his cause and destroy them all.
all.\\
And well... What would be a better way to do so than with an evil Megaman Mega Man coming straight from the future?

[[WMG: Megaman Mega Man eventually gets recruited by Duo into the Star Marshals.]]
As mentioned above, it would fit with the ThemeNaming. Also, it would explain why no trace of him ever shows up from the X ''X'' series on. He's still alive, patrolling space the whole time.

[[WMG: Nasten'ka from [[NovasAventurasDeMegaman [[ComicBook/NovasAventurasDeMegaman the Brazilian comic]] will appear (by Geno from the Cutstuff forums)]]
After Mega ''Mega Man 4, 4'', Kalinka goes up to Cossack and is all like, "Poppa, build me a robot to protect me when you're not around!!" And Cossack builds a bodyguard robot which he officially names Anastasia Cossack, but is given the affectionate nickname of Nasten'ka.



* all this explains why the three human-played Robot masters appeared to be wearing "biker gear" (actually basic armor) and why the other three look more robotic than human.
* it also explains why Elec Man did not have a helmet, and why Ice Man was missing his parka.

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* all All this explains why the three human-played Robot masters Masters appeared to be wearing "biker gear" (actually basic armor) and why the other three look more robotic than human.
* it It also explains why Elec Man did not have a helmet, and why Ice Man was missing his parka.
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** Holy crap! I wrote this a few years ago on a forum. I'm A: amused it found its way here and B: glad people like it!- Tropers/TheQu

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** Holy crap! I wrote this a few years ago on a forum. I'm A: amused it found its way here and B: glad people like it!- Tropers/TheQu
it! --Tropers/TheQu



** This clearly [[HoistByHisOwnPetard failed]], since [[spoiler:Wily managed to use the expiration dates to sway the robots to serve him]].

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** This clearly [[EpicFail clearly]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard failed]], since [[spoiler:Wily managed to use the expiration dates to sway the robots to serve him]].



What can robots with free will do that robots without can't? Improvise; should something go wrong on the job or off (and it inevitably will), a robot may have to improvise in order to save themselves or others, or simply fix what went wrong. Robots without free will cannot, and input from their human employers may never come, so what are they supposed to do in a situation not detailed in their programming? They'll either be destroyed or simply be of no help.

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What can robots with free will do that robots without can't? Improvise; should something go wrong on the job or off (and [[MurphysLaw it inevitably will), will]]), a robot may have to improvise in order to save themselves or others, or simply fix what went wrong. Robots without free will cannot, and input from their human employers may never come, so what are they supposed to do in a situation not detailed in their programming? They'll either be destroyed or simply be of no help.



** Also explains their similar designs, since they'd be sent to capture areas they were designed to work in or felt a need to protect. For example, Wood Man took over a forest that Concrete Man was meant to start developing on, Quick Man took over Plug Man's factory, Bubble, Air and Heat took Splash, Tornado and Magma, respectively, Crash Man took over the rocket launch point for Galaxy Man, Flash Man took over a crystal mine where Jewel Man was working, and Metal Man took over a factory near where Hornet Man was running a Bee Farm. This also explains why they had weapons in ''[=MM9=]'', so they could protect themselves from similar incidents in the future.

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** Also explains their similar designs, since they'd be sent to capture areas they were designed to work in or felt a need to protect. For example, Wood Man took over a forest that Concrete Man was meant to start developing on, Quick Man took over Plug Man's factory, Bubble, Air Air, and Heat took Splash, Tornado Tornado, and Magma, respectively, Crash Man took over the rocket launch point for Galaxy Man, Flash Man took over a crystal mine where Jewel Man was working, and Metal Man took over a factory near where Hornet Man was running a Bee Farm. This also explains why they had weapons in ''[=MM9=]'', so they could protect themselves from similar incidents in the future.
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[[WMG: VideoGame/MegaMan1 is a metaphor for the atomic bomb (by TheQu)]]

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[[WMG: VideoGame/MegaMan1 is a metaphor for the atomic bomb (by TheQu)]]Tropers/TheQu)]]



** Holy crap! I wrote this a few years ago on a forum. I'm A: amused it found its way here and B: glad people like it!- TheQu

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** Holy crap! I wrote this a few years ago on a forum. I'm A: amused it found its way here and B: glad people like it!- TheQu
Tropers/TheQu



The big nuclear war happened, and everyone in America/Japan died except two elderly roboticists. Knowing their side lost the war, they're playing games in the rubble. Wily is trying to rebuild the nation as it was through cheap mass-produced robots, and Light is trying to build an android nearly as close to a human as possible. They're each trying to prove their plan is the superior one by having their robots destroy the other's. The whole backstory about building robots for peace and Wily stealing them is the story as explained to Mega Man by Light, so that Mega Man would go out and destroy Wily's robots. This explains why Wily gets right back into building robots for the next game after you defeat him. It's just a game. "Oh well, you win this round Light. But I've got some great ideas for the next round. I'm gonna make a robot that shoots bubbles!". Light lets Wily go, then tells Mega Man some story about Wily escaping from prison. And Dr. Cossack in Mega Man 4? He's human, but he's Russian... Apparently, the USSR won the war.

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The big nuclear war happened, and everyone in America/Japan died except two elderly roboticists. Knowing their side lost the war, they're playing games in the rubble. Wily is trying to rebuild the nation as it was through cheap mass-produced robots, and Light is trying to build an android nearly as close to a human as possible. They're each trying to prove their plan is the superior one by having their robots destroy the other's. The whole backstory about building robots for peace and Wily stealing them is the story as explained to Mega Man by Light, so that Mega Man would go out and destroy Wily's robots. This explains why Wily gets right back into building robots for the next game after you defeat him. It's just a game. "Oh well, you win this round Light. But I've got some great ideas for the next round. I'm gonna make a robot that shoots bubbles!". Light lets Wily go, then tells Mega Man some story about Wily escaping from prison. And Dr. Cossack in Mega ''Mega Man 4? 4''? He's human, but he's Russian... Apparently, the USSR won the war.



* Another human (who looks suspiciously like [[StreetFighter Chun Li]]) is briefly seen in the opening to Mega Man 9. The police officers that arrest Light, on the other hand, are all robots (then again, they ''were'' fake police robots created by Wily...)

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* Another human (who looks suspiciously like [[StreetFighter Chun Li]]) is briefly seen in the opening to Mega ''Mega Man 9.9''. The police officers that arrest Light, on the other hand, are all robots (then again, they ''were'' fake police robots created by Wily...)



[[WMG: Wily is being mind controlled by aliens]]

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[[WMG: Wily is being mind controlled mind-controlled by aliens]]



[[WMG: The [[spoiler:expiration dates]]introduced in Mega Man 9 were done so against Dr. Light's will.]]

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[[WMG: The [[spoiler:expiration dates]]introduced dates]] introduced in Mega ''Mega Man 9 9'' were done so enacted against Dr. Light's will.]]



* In the Mega Man Children's Anime (Which was funded by the Japanese tourism board), episode 2, Dr. Light and Dr. Wily have 1 year to prepare for a confrontation in space. Dr. Wily builds a literal army of robots along with a comet-hurling death star-sized space station. Dr. Light builds a small glider, which is powered by Mega Man and Protoman... so nothing at all. After Mega Man defeats Dr. Wily, the only way he is able to return into orbit is with one of Dr. Wily's space ships, meaning Dr. Light had no plan for Mega Man's re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.

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* In the Mega Man Children's Anime (Which (which was funded by the Japanese tourism board), episode 2, Dr. Light and Dr. Wily have 1 year to prepare for a confrontation in space. Dr. Wily builds a literal army of robots along with a comet-hurling death star-sized space station. Dr. Light builds a small glider, which is powered by Mega Man and Protoman... so nothing at all. After Mega Man defeats Dr. Wily, the only way he is able to return into orbit is with one of Dr. Wily's space ships, meaning Dr. Light had no plan for Mega Man's re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.



There's a dragon on the background on the faux boxart that somewhat resembles it. Plus considering how many elements of Mega Man 2 were reused for Mega Man 9 makes it's possible.
* Okay, so I was wrong.

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There's a dragon on the background on the faux boxart that somewhat resembles it. Plus considering how many elements of Mega ''Mega Man 2 2'' were reused for Mega ''Mega Man 9 makes 9'' means it's possible.
* Okay, so [[{{Jossed}} I was wrong.
wrong]].



** Also explains their similar designs, since they'd be sent to capture areas they were designed to work in or felt a need to protect. For example, Wood Man took over a forest that Concrete Man was meant to start developing on, Quick Man took over Plug Man's factory, Bubble, Air and Heat took Splash, Tornado and Magma, respectively, Crash Man took over the rocket launch point for Galaxy Man, Flash Man took over a crystal mine where Jewel Man was working, and Metal Man took over a factory near where Hornet Man was running a Bee Farm. This also explains why they had weapons in MM9, so they could protect themselves from similar incidents in the future.

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** Also explains their similar designs, since they'd be sent to capture areas they were designed to work in or felt a need to protect. For example, Wood Man took over a forest that Concrete Man was meant to start developing on, Quick Man took over Plug Man's factory, Bubble, Air and Heat took Splash, Tornado and Magma, respectively, Crash Man took over the rocket launch point for Galaxy Man, Flash Man took over a crystal mine where Jewel Man was working, and Metal Man took over a factory near where Hornet Man was running a Bee Farm. This also explains why they had weapons in MM9, ''[=MM9=]'', so they could protect themselves from similar incidents in the future.



** Explain how the bosses instantly repair themselves once Mega Man's gone, then.

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** * Explain how the bosses instantly repair themselves once Mega Man's gone, then.



[[WMG: There are two strands of Roboenza.]]
Wily first wanted to make sure the virus worked first, so he started off with the more benign version. This is the strand that infected Roll and the majority of the robots. Much later, he released the second strand that makes robots go berserk after a set period of time, and this is the version that infected the eight Robot Masters fought in ''10''. The cure was designed with the first strand in mind, but may or may not work on the second strand.

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[[WMG: There are two strands strains of Roboenza.]]
Wily first wanted to make sure the virus worked first, so he started off with the more benign version. This is the strand strain that infected Roll and the majority of the robots. Much later, he released the second strand strain that makes robots go berserk after a set period of time, and this is the version that infected the eight Robot Masters fought in ''10''. The cure was designed with the first strand strain in mind, but may or may not work on the second strand.
strain.



Wily, being Dr. Light's rival and all, had to have Rosemary, too, so he had his way with her, leaving her pregnant with twins. Traumatized by what happened, Rosemary killed herself. Upon finding out, Dr. Light vowed to kill Wily at whatever cost it took. But he doesn't want his "kids" to experience the same pain he did (hence why they won't—and ''can't''—kill Wily), so he drafted up a nasty plan: he'd simply have Rock, as Mega Man, continue defeating Wily over and over, destroying his body bit by bit. Eventually Wily, his body laced all over with cybernetics and tired of constantly having to cook up nasty schemes to defeat Mega Man, killed himself on his own—just as he'd forced Rosemary to do so long ago.

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Wily, being Dr. Light's rival and all, had to have Rosemary, too, so he had his way with her, leaving her pregnant with twins. Traumatized by what happened, Rosemary killed herself. Upon finding out, Dr. Light vowed to kill Wily at whatever cost it took. But he doesn't want his "kids" to experience the same pain he did (hence why they won't—and ''can't''—kill won't — and ''can't'' — kill Wily), so he drafted up a nasty plan: he'd simply have Rock, as Mega Man, continue defeating Wily over and over, destroying his body bit by bit. Eventually Eventually, Wily, his body laced all over with cybernetics and tired of constantly having to cook up nasty schemes to defeat Mega Man, killed himself on his own—just own — just as he'd forced Rosemary to do so long ago.



The timeline split between Classic and Battle Network is only about 20 years before the first games - which means Dr Light's son, Yuchiro Hikari was already born. However, Hub, one of Yuchiro's twin sons, died. And of course since Net Navi technology doesn't exist in this reality, he couldn't be saved that way. Feeling sad about this, having also lost his wife, and wanting surviving twin Lan to stay safe, Tadashi Hikari leaves ACDC Town, renames himself Thomas Light, and builds Rock and Roll.

[[WMG: Classic Mega Man's Maximum Safe Fall Distance Is 4 Screens]]
Point 1: If you fall in off a platform that isn't above a bottomless pit in most Mega Man games, you end up in the previous screen.
Point 2: Dr. Wily level 1 in Mega Man 2 has Mega Man climb at least 5 screens up.
Point 3: In Spark Man's stage in Mega Man 3, Mega Man falls 3-4 screens and lands safely.

[[WMG: Dr. Wily has been a robot since Mega Man 4.]]
He genuinely died at the end of Mega Man 3. He had secretly created a robot copy of himself which would continue his work and believe itself to be the real Wily. [[spoiler: At the end of Mega Man 10, he realizes what he is and leaves the Roboenza cures being for the good of robotkind - or perhaps just to eradicate the virus so he doesn't catch it again, if the cures don't grant immunity. If he did leave the cures beind for the good of robotkind, it's because he now feels true empathy for them - it's just humanity he has a problem with now.]]

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The timeline split between Classic ''Classic'' and Battle Network ''Battle Network'' is only about 20 years before the first games - -- which means Dr Dr. Light's son, Yuchiro Hikari Hikari, was already born. However, Hub, one of Yuchiro's twin sons, died. And of course course, since Net Navi technology doesn't exist in this reality, he couldn't be saved that way. Feeling sad about this, having also lost his wife, and wanting surviving twin Lan to stay safe, Tadashi Hikari leaves ACDC Town, renames himself Thomas Light, and builds Rock and Roll.

[[WMG: Classic Mega Man's Maximum Safe Fall Distance Is maximum safe fall distance is 4 Screens]]
screens]]
Point 1: If you fall in off a platform that isn't above a bottomless pit in most Mega Man ''Mega Man'' games, you end up in the previous screen.
Point 2: Dr. Wily level 1 in Mega ''Mega Man 2 2'' has Mega Man climb at least 5 screens up.
Point 3: In Spark Man's stage in Mega ''Mega Man 3, 3'', Mega Man falls 3-4 screens and lands safely.

[[WMG: Dr. Wily has been a robot since Mega ''Mega Man 4.4''.]]
He genuinely died at the end of Mega ''Mega Man 3.3''. He had secretly created a robot copy of himself which would continue his work and believe itself to be the real Wily. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of Mega ''Mega Man 10, 10'', he realizes what he is and leaves the Roboenza cures being for the good of robotkind - -- or perhaps just to eradicate the virus so he doesn't catch it again, if the cures don't grant immunity. If he did leave the cures beind for the good of robotkind, it's because he now feels true empathy for them - -- it's just humanity he has a problem with now.]]



It would explain [[spoiler: why Rock thought he caught Roboenza and Wily's denial of it, as well as his role in the X series.]]

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It would explain [[spoiler: why [[spoiler:why Rock thought he caught Roboenza and Wily's denial of it, as well as his role in the X series.]]series]].



* [[spoiler: In Bass's ending, he thinks Wily caught Roboenza too...]]
* I always figured we was at least [[HollywoodCyborg PARTLY robotic]], but not fully. I assumed that parts of him had to be "rebuilt" after his [[NotQuiteDead apparent death in Mega Man 3]]. It would also explain why he just won't die, and, like others have said, how he caught the Roboenza.

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* [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In Bass's ending, he thinks Wily caught Roboenza too...]]
* I always figured we was at least [[HollywoodCyborg PARTLY robotic]], but not fully. I assumed that parts of him had to be "rebuilt" after his [[NotQuiteDead apparent death death]] in Mega ''Mega Man 3]].3''. It would also explain why he just won't die, and, like others have said, how he caught the Roboenza.



Because, judging from ''VideoGame/MegaManX'''s story, (most of) the original cast will die at some point (but not because Zero killed them; that theory is Jossed). Having them die is a horrific thing, especially considering the cheerful tone of the series (and this is somewhat supported by the WordOfGod). So the writers try to avoid that point as much as they can, preventing any (obvious) relation between the Classic and X series. Just think of it like the Elf Wars event (between X and Zero series), it is an utterly horrific story that could only be told, but never shown.

[[WMG:Duo's origins, and how the classic series might end.]]

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Because, judging from ''VideoGame/MegaManX'''s ''VideoGame/MegaManX''[='=]s story, (most of) the original cast will die at some point (but not because Zero killed them; that theory is Jossed). Having them die is a horrific thing, especially considering the cheerful tone of the series (and this is somewhat supported by the WordOfGod). So the writers try to avoid that point as much as they can, preventing any (obvious) relation between the Classic and X series. Just think of it like the Elf Wars event (between X and Zero series), it is an utterly horrific story that could only be told, but never shown.

[[WMG:Duo's [[WMG: Duo's origins, and how the classic series might end.]]



[[WMG:The Maverick Virus was a variant of Evil Energy.]]
In ''Mega Man 8'', Mega Man was infused with a small amount of so-called Evil Energy that has the effect of turning robots and people, surprise, evil. He's told, though, that his own purity can keep in in check. Enter Wily's final creation, Zero, who is powered by a virus that will infect Mega Man just in case Zero is defeated. Much to everyone's surprise, Zero ''kills Mega Man.'' But it doesn't stop there. The evil energy is no longer contained by Mega Man, and leaps into Zero, kicking the Maverick Virus up a notch and causing Super-Zero to kill everyone. Without any targets left, Zero shuts down. Centuries later, just before ''X'', the Evil Energy-corrupted Virus jumps into Sigma; the reploid who finds Zero's body.

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[[WMG:The [[WMG: The Maverick Virus was a variant of Evil Energy.]]
In ''Mega Man 8'', Mega Man was infused with a small amount of so-called Evil Energy that has the effect of turning robots and people, surprise, evil. He's told, though, that his own purity can keep in it in check. Enter Wily's final creation, Zero, who is powered by a virus that will infect Mega Man just in case Zero is defeated. Much to everyone's surprise, Zero ''kills Mega Man.'' But it doesn't stop there. The evil energy is no longer contained by Mega Man, and leaps into Zero, kicking the Maverick Virus up a notch and causing Super-Zero to kill everyone. Without any targets left, Zero shuts down. Centuries later, just before ''X'', the Evil Energy-corrupted Virus jumps into Sigma; the reploid who finds Zero's body.



* Oh my god, someone else thought of this?!?! Anyway, I find it more likely the Sigma Virus is actually invented by Wily with his experiments with Evil Energy, and Cyber Elves are partly the result of related experiments, maybe with Duo's good energy. Note how they all can exist outside a body or container and yet are otherwise like computer programs. Also I think X is a result of examining Duo's spec and of the good energy experiments.
* Alternatively, Duo destroyed all of the Evil Energy Wily had, and the Maverick Virus was an attempt to artificially recreate the effects of Evil Energy. Given the events of the ''X'' Series, Wily succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.

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* Oh my god, someone else thought of this?!?! Anyway, I find it more likely the Sigma Virus is actually invented by Wily with his experiments with Evil Energy, and Cyber Elves are partly the result of related experiments, maybe with Duo's good energy. Note how they all can exist outside a body or container and yet are otherwise like computer programs. Also Also, I think X is a result of examining Duo's spec specs and of the good energy experiments.
* Alternatively, Duo destroyed all of the Evil Energy Wily had, and the Maverick Virus was an attempt to artificially recreate the effects of Evil Energy. Given the events of the ''X'' Series, series, Wily succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.



* Jossed by {{Word of God}} and the real Mega Man 9 having nothing to do with the X series.
** If one remembers the introductory screens of VideoGame/MegaManX1, the X-Buster was referred to as the 'Mega Buster Mark 17' (though not in that exact wording). If we figure that the Mega Buster was upgraded once between numbered Classic games (i.e. excluding Wily Wars, Game Boy games, Mega Man & Bass, etc.), then 'Mega Man X', the game, would count as being 'Mega Man 17'; thus, 'Mega Man 16' should be one to connect the Classic and X series.

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* Jossed by {{Word of God}} and the real Mega ''Mega Man 9 9'' having nothing to do with the X series.
** If one remembers the introductory screens of VideoGame/MegaManX1, ''VideoGame/MegaManX1'', the X-Buster was referred to as the 'Mega Buster Mark 17' (though not in that exact wording). If we figure that the Mega Buster was upgraded once between numbered Classic games (i.e. excluding Wily Wars, Game Boy games, Mega Man & Bass, etc.), then 'Mega Man X', the game, would count as being 'Mega Man 17'; thus, 'Mega Man 16' should be one to connect the Classic and X series.



* Jossed: ''10'' has nothing to do with X (although Roboenza might be a prototype for the Maverick Virus. In fact, there's probably a WMG on this page to that effect.

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* Jossed: ''10'' has nothing to do with X (although Roboenza might be a prototype for the Maverick Virus. In Virus -- in fact, there's probably a WMG on this page to that effect.
effect).



''9'' mentioned mandatory expiration dates for robots. After Light seals X in his capsule and dies of old age, nobody is left to renew Mega Man's license. He, Roll, and the other Light robots are scrapped as the law requires. Wily uses the virus to keep control of Zero, using him as an assassin (thus his X4 flashbacks) until Wily too dies of old age. Without Wily to control him, Zero goes on a rampage until stopped by Sigma, transmitting the virus to him. Zero has killed, but it wasn't the original series cast.

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''9'' mentioned mandatory expiration dates for robots. After Light seals X in his capsule and dies of old age, nobody is left to renew Mega Man's license. He, Roll, and the other Light robots are scrapped as the law requires. Wily uses the virus to keep control of Zero, using him as an assassin (thus his X4 ''X4'' flashbacks) until Wily too dies of old age. Without Wily to control him, Zero goes on a rampage until stopped by Sigma, transmitting the virus to him. Zero has killed, but it wasn't the original series cast.



* I disagree that the robots of the original cast were scrapped, at least Mega Man and Roll. Being very strong-willed and independent, they'd escape the scrapper's torch, kill a few people and become fugitives of the law. I smell fanfiction!

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* I disagree that the robots of the original cast were scrapped, at least Mega Man and Roll. Being very strong-willed and independent, they'd escape the scrapper's torch, kill a few people people, and become fugitives of the law. I smell fanfiction!



* Except that Reploids don't technically have any hard programming blocks: The only thing stopping them from committing crimes is the same thing that keeps the average human from turning to crime. The Virus simply wears away at a Reploid's faculties of reason (or, once it Became the Sigma Virus, bent them to its will).

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* Except that Reploids don't technically have any hard programming blocks: The only thing stopping them from committing crimes is the same thing that keeps the average human from turning to crime. The Virus simply wears away at a Reploid's faculties of reason (or, once it Became became the Sigma Virus, bent them to its will).



For no reason other then it gives Capcom a good excuse to keep making games for the Classic timeline. Also, imagine how awesome it would be to fight Zero as a boss and destroy him before he causes the X timeline to happen.

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For no reason other then than it gives Capcom a good excuse to keep making games for the Classic timeline. Also, imagine how awesome it would be to fight Zero as a boss and destroy him before he causes the X timeline to happen.



* Check out the art for Terra, then Zero. He's not based on a Robot Master at all. He's a Wily-built ''stardroid''...which opens up a lot of possibilities regarding the Maverick Virus being an adapted form of Evil Energy, as above.

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* Check out the art for Terra, then Zero. He's not based on a Robot Master at all. He's a Wily-built ''stardroid''... which opens up a lot of possibilities regarding the Maverick Virus being an adapted form of Evil Energy, as above.
** Wily didn't build Terra, though. He just repaired him.



There was no epic battle involving anyone killing anyone. Rock, Roll, Auto, Beat, Protoman, Bass, Light, Wily and any others I hadn't mentioned died of old age because the humans are mortal and because immortal robots hadn't yet been invented so the artificial guys deteriorated like any other complex machines, especially without the superscientists that created them maintaining them. Dr. Light simply hid his greatest creation away from the prying eyes of the world (especially given the debacle involving expiry dates on his creations)

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There was no epic battle involving anyone killing anyone. Rock, Roll, Auto, Beat, Protoman, Bass, Light, Wily and any others I hadn't mentioned died of old age because the humans are mortal and because immortal robots hadn't yet been invented so the artificial guys deteriorated like any other complex machines, especially without the superscientists that created them maintaining them. Dr. Light simply hid his greatest creation away from the prying eyes of the world (especially given the debacle involving expiry dates on his creations)creations).



** Well, there was the BadFuture where Rockman Shadow killed off all the other remaining robots (Rockman and Forte, Challenger from the Future). So if any cataclysm-like event is going to happen, it's still Wily's fault - but not Zero's.

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** Well, there was the BadFuture where Rockman Shadow killed off all the other remaining robots (Rockman (''Rockman and Forte, Challenger from the Future). Future''). So if any cataclysm-like event is going to happen, it's still Wily's fault - -- but not Zero's.



* Timeline prime) MMI -> MMII-> MMI(GBA) -> MMIII -> Games -> Past!Wiley kidnaps MM, chaos caused -> MMX

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* Timeline prime) MMI -> MMII-> MMI(GBA) -> MMIII -> Games -> Past!Wiley Past!Wily kidnaps MM, chaos caused -> MMX



This goes hand in hand with no cataclysm theory. It also explains Zero's none maverick personality as a caring, if jerky, protector. The Maverick virus and Zero were created in an effort to stop X in case the 30 years of Ethical Programming failed. The W Progrma was a fail safe to revert Zero's personality to it's non-safe one once it determined that X wasn't evil. However Dr. Wily and Dr. Light did not predict that the X's design would be replicated so quickly and it activated against Sigma who was the only one that lasted long enough to activating. The Maverick Virus itself was also designed to help stop X (as seen in X5 where X is damaged by the virus) and the W program was simply purging the virus. As Mega Man Zero shows...this was not a bad idea.

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This goes hand in hand with no cataclysm the "no cataclysm" theory. It also explains Zero's none maverick non-Maverick personality as a caring, if jerky, protector. The Maverick virus and Zero were created in an effort to stop X in case the 30 years of Ethical Programming failed. The W Progrma Program was a fail safe fail-safe to revert Zero's personality to it's non-safe its non-Maverick one once it determined that X wasn't evil. However However, Dr. Wily and Dr. Light did not predict that the X's design would be replicated so quickly quickly, and it activated against Sigma Sigma, who was the only one that lasted long enough to activating. activate it. The Maverick Virus itself was also designed to help stop X (as seen in X5 ''X5'' where X is damaged by the virus) and the W program was simply purging the virus. As Mega ''Mega Man Zero shows...Zero'' shows... this was not a bad idea.



We know that it give robots flu-like symptoms, then makes them attack people. The Maverick Virus does the same thing, only without the "illness" at the start. The is similar to Timeman being able to only slow down time, while subsequent robot masters could time freeze. Seems like the sort of progression to be expected from Mad ScienceMarchesOn.

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We know that it give gives robots flu-like symptoms, then makes them attack people. The Maverick Virus does the same thing, only without the "illness" at the start. The is similar to Timeman being able to only slow down time, while subsequent robot masters could time freeze. Seems like the sort of progression to be expected from Mad ScienceMarchesOn.



[[WMG: Wily created the Sigma Virus in 10]]

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[[WMG: Wily created the Sigma Virus in 10]]''10'']]



Rock works with Dr. Cossack to continuously boost his power until the doctor's death because Dr. Light became focused entirely on the X project after Roll's and Blue's demise. He continued to protect humanity as best as he could, until it was becoming physically impossible. A mysterious benefactor offered to upgrade him even further, turning him into Quint, but removing his ethics programming. And took him to the past where he was destroyed.

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Rock works with Dr. Cossack to continuously boost his power until the doctor's death because Dr. Light became focused entirely on the X project after Roll's and Blue's Blues' demise. He continued to protect humanity as best as he could, until it was becoming physically impossible. A mysterious benefactor offered to upgrade him even further, turning him into Quint, but removing his ethics programming. And then took him to the past where he was destroyed.



[[WMG: Dr. Light and Wily survived into the X series as uploaded consciousnesses (the capsule interface for Light, the Maverick Virus for Wily) ]]
This starts at with the theory that Zero was created from the plans for X that Bass stole when he ransacked Light's lab in MM7. By copying X's programming and design, Wily hoped to take advantage of X's 30+ year absence and have Zero take over the world. But Zero had X's ability to choose his own path, and didn't feel like destroying the forces of good (this is WordOfGod). So Wily, who was getting old anyway, created a machine to upload his soul, for lack of a better term, into Zero. Of course, Mega Man found out and wrecked the whole plan by wrecking Wily's lab just after the upload was finished. Zero's capsule was shut down with him (and Wily) inside. Mega Man brought the programming back for Light to use (since he's getting old as hell too). Light, rather than upload himself into X (which would be an unconscionable disregard of X's free will), uploaded himself into a series of capsules, from which he could create new upgrades for X if they were needed.

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[[WMG: Dr. Light and Wily survived into the X series as uploaded consciousnesses (the capsule interface for Light, the Maverick Virus for Wily) ]]
Wily)]]
This starts at with the theory that Zero was created from the plans for X that Bass stole when he ransacked Light's lab in MM7.''MM7''. By copying X's programming and design, Wily hoped to take advantage of X's 30+ year absence and have Zero take over the world. But Zero had X's ability to choose his own path, and didn't feel like destroying the forces of good (this is WordOfGod). So Wily, who was getting old anyway, created a machine to upload his soul, for lack of a better term, into Zero. Of course, Mega Man found out and wrecked the whole plan by wrecking Wily's lab just after the upload was finished. Zero's capsule was shut down with him (and Wily) inside. Mega Man brought the programming back for Light to use (since he's getting old as hell too). Light, rather than upload himself into X (which would be an unconscionable disregard of X's free will), uploaded himself into a series of capsules, from which he could create new upgrades for X if they were needed.



Despite years of failure,working on Zero and nearing death, Dr Wily is still doing his schemes with Robot Masters that stand no chance against the Blue Bomber. This is all intentional, though-each of Wily's failures contributes to getting Zero to be perfect. Bass was originally Wily's masterpiece, however Bass's arrogance became his undoing. So Wily decided to get make his next creation without said arrogance,which is why King was initially a WellIntentionedExtremist. When that failed, Wily began working on Zero.

Zero was designed to have the best qualities of Wily's robots-it had the raw power of Bass supplemented with the invaluable AI of King. Mega Man 9 was the result of learning that Light had his own masterpiece. Through stealing Light's more advanced robots,he could get into the mind of Dr Light and have a better understanding on what the flaws of his creations were. All for countering anything his foe could make. Mega Man 10 was the designing of an advanced form of computer virus, to make the Maverick Virus

Wily knows he's going to die soon,even if he succeeds. Zero is his attempt at extending his legacy beyond death. With Zero, he can counter anything Dr Light makes. With the advanced AI, he can exist in some form after death. With both, Wily can end Dr Light's legacy and reshape civilization to his desire. That is why he persists.

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Despite years of failure,working failure, working on Zero and nearing death, Dr Wily is still doing his schemes with Robot Masters that stand no chance against the Blue Bomber. This is all intentional, though-each though -- each of Wily's failures contributes to getting Zero to be perfect. Bass was originally Wily's masterpiece, however Bass's arrogance became his undoing. So Wily decided to get make his next creation without said arrogance,which arrogance, which is why King was initially a WellIntentionedExtremist. When that failed, Wily began working on Zero.

Zero was designed to have the best qualities of Wily's robots-it robots -- it had the raw power of Bass supplemented with the invaluable AI of King. Mega ''Mega Man 9 9'' was the result of learning that Light had his own masterpiece. Through stealing Light's more advanced robots,he robots, he could get into the mind of Dr Dr. Light and have a better understanding on what the flaws of his creations were. All for countering anything his foe could make. Mega ''Mega Man 10 10'' was the designing of an advanced form of computer virus, to make the Maverick Virus

Virus.

Wily knows he's going to die soon,even soon, even if he succeeds. Zero is his attempt at extending his legacy beyond death. With Zero, he can counter anything Dr Dr. Light makes. With the advanced AI, he can exist in some form after death. With both, Wily can end Dr Dr. Light's legacy and reshape civilization to his desire. That is why he persists.



After Mega Man had defeated so many times, while still retaining a child-like personality, Dr. Light was getting bored of this same, same old story. So, he destroyed Mega Man and rebuilt him into a new, older-looking form, while keeping his personality intact. Then he rewired Mega Man, giving him free will in order to make him go through that rebellious-teenager phase. Having never had children of his own it wasn't later until he realized that a superpowered robot going through the rebellious-teenager phase could be more dangerous than he expected, at which point he started X's ethical testing. He saw no other options aside from ending the project, which he didn't want to do, as he'd grown attached to Mega Man.

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After Mega Man had defeated so many times, enemies, while still retaining a child-like personality, Dr. Light was getting bored of this same, same old story. So, he destroyed Mega Man and rebuilt him into a new, older-looking form, while keeping his personality intact. Then he rewired Mega Man, giving him free will in order to make him go through that rebellious-teenager phase. Having never had children of his own own, it wasn't later until he realized that a superpowered robot going through the rebellious-teenager phase could be more dangerous than he expected, at which point he started X's ethical testing. He saw no other options aside from ending the project, which he didn't want to do, as he'd grown attached to Mega Man.



[[WMG: Zero didn't kill the main cast-[[FaceHeelTurn Quint]] did.]]
Zero being the reason for the end of the Classic series just doesn't make sense, considering a)WordOfGod jossed it and b)no way in Hell the survivors would let him return to his capsule. Quint, however, was around and active in the future of Mega Man Classic. Dr Wily would makes sure that [[XanatosGambit even if Quint lost in the past, he wouldn't have to deal with Light in the future]]. The solution was to have the reprogrammed Quint aka [[spoiler:an incredibly skilled future Mega Man]] destroy any of Dr Light's functioning robots and his lab, so that they wouldn't be able to oppose Future Wily. This included [[KillEmAll eliminating Proto Man, Bass]], [[WouldHurtAGirl Roll]](ignoring the helper robot [[NiceJobFixingItVillain allowed it to become Mega Man]]) and Auto. If you take the VideoGame/MegaManX3 cameo as canon, Auto escaped. This may go to explain why X spent 70 years overdue in a capsule, in spite of a presumably living Dr Cossack and a working Dr Light AI: Quint crashed the lab and buried the X capsule even further. Quint [[AntiClimaxBoss is so pathetic]] because, [[TemporalParadox among other things]], he's been wailed on by the FutureBadass versions of all surviving Light bots. However, Quint didn't need to eliminate all [[spoiler:Mega Man's]] friends and foes...

[[WMG: Dr Wily [[OffingTheOffspring killed Bass]].]]

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[[WMG: Zero didn't kill the main cast-[[FaceHeelTurn cast -- [[FaceHeelTurn Quint]] did.]]
Zero being the reason for the end of the Classic series just doesn't make sense, considering a)WordOfGod a) WordOfGod jossed it and b)no b) no way in Hell the survivors would let him return to his capsule. Quint, however, was around and active in the future of Mega ''Mega Man Classic.Classic''. Dr Wily would makes sure that [[XanatosGambit even if Quint lost in the past, he wouldn't have to deal with Light in the future]]. The solution was to have the reprogrammed Quint aka [[spoiler:an incredibly skilled future Mega Man]] destroy any of Dr Dr. Light's functioning robots and his lab, so that they wouldn't be able to oppose Future Wily. This included [[KillEmAll eliminating Proto Man, Bass]], [[WouldHurtAGirl Roll]](ignoring Roll]] (ignoring the helper robot [[NiceJobFixingItVillain allowed it to become Mega Man]]) Man]]), and Auto. If you take the VideoGame/MegaManX3 ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' cameo as canon, Auto escaped. This may go to explain why X spent 70 years overdue in a capsule, in spite of a presumably living Dr Dr. Cossack and a working Dr Dr. Light AI: Quint crashed the lab and buried the X capsule even further. Quint [[AntiClimaxBoss is so pathetic]] because, [[TemporalParadox among other things]], he's been wailed on by the FutureBadass versions of all surviving Light bots. However, Quint didn't need to eliminate all of [[spoiler:Mega Man's]] friends and foes...

[[WMG: Dr Dr. Wily [[OffingTheOffspring killed Bass]].]]



[[WMG: The following inventions of Dr Wily were later integrated in Zero.]]

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[[WMG: The following inventions of Dr Dr. Wily were later integrated in Zero.]]
4th Sep '17 10:31:43 AM Luigifan
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[[WMG: Dr. Wily built Rush as a gift for Mega Man while he was pretending to be good in Mega Man 3.]]

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[[WMG: Dr. Wily built Rush as a gift for Mega Man while he was pretending to be good in Mega ''Mega Man 3.3''.]]



Wily has managed to unearth three alien machines (The Evil Energy, Ra Moon, and Sungod/Sunstar). In MM2, he had a hologram of himself that turned into an alien that attacked. Presumably, while Wily was working with Light, he created some sort of beacon that attracted an alien presence that took over his mind and turned him evil and helped him find the alien robots.

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Wily has managed to unearth three alien machines (The Evil Energy, Ra Moon, and Sungod/Sunstar). In MM2, ''[=MM2=]'', he had a hologram of himself that turned into an alien that attacked. Presumably, while Wily was working with Light, he created some sort of beacon that attracted an alien presence that took over his mind and turned him evil and helped him find the alien robots.



** This clearly failed, since [[spoiler:Wily managed to use the expiration dates to sway the robots to serve him.]]

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** This clearly failed, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard failed]], since [[spoiler:Wily managed to use the expiration dates to sway the robots to serve him.]]him]].



In Mega Man 1, Dr. Wily turns evil because Dr. Light got the Nobel prize for robotics and Dr. Wily helped build them. Dr. Wily reprograms them, and Dr. Light has to modify his lab assistant to stop them. It seems like Dr. Wily is the better programmer, and is mad Dr. Light is taking all the credit. In Mega Man 3, Dr. Wily's around to help build Rush. In Mega Man 4, Dr. Cossack helps build the Charge Shot. Dr. Cossack also built Beat. It seems like the only robots Light built on his own are Auto and Tango, neither of whom have a huge influence on the series. Also, in Mega Man 9, Light can't even be bothered to give Mega Man his Charge Shot and sliding ability back.
* I have always assumed that Wily was the better robot builder, and Light was better at programming. See: X. Wily's crowning achievement? A nanobot virus, a crowning achievement of engineering. Light's? The ability to program a computer to equal the capabilities of the human mind. Also see the alternate universe in Battle Network, where Light goes towards a wholly-programmed society, leaving roboticist Wily in the dust and alone.
* In the Mega Man Children's Anime (Which was funded by the Japanese tourism board), episode 2, Dr. Light and Dr. Wily have 1 year to prepare for a confrontation in space. Dr. Wily builds are literal army of robots along with a comet-hurling death star-sized space station. Dr. Light builds a small glider, which is powered by Mega Man and Protoman... so nothing at all. After Mega Man defeats Dr. Wily, the only way he is able to return into orbit is with one of Dr. Wily's space ships, meaning Dr. Light had no plan for Mega Man's re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.

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In Mega ''Mega Man 1, 1'', Dr. Wily turns evil because Dr. Light got the Nobel prize for robotics and Dr. Wily helped build them. Dr. Wily reprograms them, and Dr. Light has to modify his lab assistant to stop them. It seems like Dr. Wily is the better programmer, and is mad Dr. Light is taking all the credit. In Mega ''Mega Man 3, 3'', Dr. Wily's around to help build Rush. In Mega ''Mega Man 4, 4'', Dr. Cossack helps build the Charge Shot. Dr. Cossack also built Beat. It seems like the only robots Light built on his own are Auto and Tango, neither of whom have a huge influence on the series. Also, in Mega ''Mega Man 9, 9'', Light can't even be bothered to give Mega Man his Charge Shot and sliding ability back.
* I have always assumed that Wily was the better robot builder, and Light was better at programming. See: X. Wily's crowning achievement? A nanobot virus, a crowning achievement of engineering. Light's? The ability to program a computer to equal the capabilities of the human mind. Also see the alternate universe in Battle Network, ''Battle Network'', where Light goes towards a wholly-programmed society, leaving roboticist Wily in the dust and alone.
* In the Mega Man Children's Anime (Which was funded by the Japanese tourism board), episode 2, Dr. Light and Dr. Wily have 1 year to prepare for a confrontation in space. Dr. Wily builds are a literal army of robots along with a comet-hurling death star-sized space station. Dr. Light builds a small glider, which is powered by Mega Man and Protoman... so nothing at all. After Mega Man defeats Dr. Wily, the only way he is able to return into orbit is with one of Dr. Wily's space ships, meaning Dr. Light had no plan for Mega Man's re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.



[[WMG: Roll will be an enemy in MM 10.]]

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[[WMG: Roll will be an enemy in MM 10.''MM 10''.]]




[[WMG: The Mecha Dragon will return as a boss for Mega Man 10.]]

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\n** {{Jossed}}, so hard.

[[WMG: The Mecha Dragon will return as a boss for Mega ''Mega Man 10.10''.]]



[[WMG: Why certain MM2 weapons heal bosses.]]

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[[WMG: Why certain MM2 ''[=MM2=]'' weapons heal bosses.]]



** When you fight the alien, you're essentially fighting a self-contained entity made of [[HardLight light]] - the Bubble Lead is ''reflective'': it overloads the self-contained hologram (it's self-contained to a degree - it's not the projector shooting energy at you, it's the alien); the bar in the corner isn't a measure of how much health it has left so much as how much it damage it can take; it's able to convert everything else into PureEnergy for its health, except the Bubble, because the B. Lead ends up breaking the hologram down.

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** When you fight the alien, you're essentially fighting a self-contained entity made of [[HardLight light]] - -- the Bubble Lead is ''reflective'': it overloads the self-contained hologram (it's self-contained to a degree - -- it's not the projector shooting energy at you, it's the alien); the bar in the corner isn't a measure of how much health it has left so much as how much it damage it can take; it's able to convert everything else into PureEnergy for its health, except the Bubble, because the B. Lead ends up breaking the hologram down.



[[WMG: The MM2 robots stole their sites from the MM9 robot masters]]

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[[WMG: The MM2 ''[=MM2=]'' robots stole their sites from the MM9 ''[=MM9=]'' robot masters]]




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*** One issue -- the expiration date law driving the plot of ''Mega Man 9'' had a GrandfatherClause. If the ''Mega Man 9'' Robot Masters had been around during the events of ''Mega Man 2'', the expiration date law wouldn't have applied to them, so [[spoiler:Dr. Wily would have had a '''much''' harder time swaying them to his cause -- especially if they remembered him having sent ''his own'' robots to interfere with their work several years ago]].



Nearly every game, Dr. Wily has a massive skull-themed fortress which you blast your way through. And yet, despite destroying it every time, he's always ready to go next game. The truth is that all of Wily's real research happens in a secret lab that has not been found, or even suspected, by anybody. Probably because it's underground and well-hidden. From here is where he conducts his real research on robot construction and his latest scheems. Those castles you fight through look to be deathtraps because that's all they are designed to be. What looks to be lab work is merely window dressing.

As evidence, consider the beginning of Mega Man 7, where the robots activate to bust Wily out of prison. That wasn't a contingency plan, that was his actual lab. Every time his castle is destroyed, he just flies back to his lab and begins work on his latest scheme.

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Nearly every game, Dr. Wily has a massive skull-themed fortress which you blast your way through. And yet, despite destroying it every time, he's always ready to go next game. The truth is that all of Wily's real research happens in a secret lab that has not been found, or even suspected, by anybody. Probably because it's underground and well-hidden. From here is where he conducts his real research on robot construction and his latest scheems.schemes. Those castles you fight through look to be deathtraps because that's all they are designed to be. What looks to be lab work is merely window dressing.

As evidence, consider the beginning of Mega ''Mega Man 7, 7'', where the robots activate to bust Wily out of prison. That wasn't a contingency plan, that was his actual lab. Every time his castle is destroyed, he just flies back to his lab and begins work on his latest scheme.




[[WMG: Proto Man's version of the shop in Mega Man 10 is a trick by Auto to get Proto Man to let him help.]]

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\n** Explain how the bosses instantly repair themselves once Mega Man's gone, then.

[[WMG: Proto Man's version of the shop in Mega ''Mega Man 10 10'' is a trick by Auto to get Proto Man to let him help.]]




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* Does Proto Man get charged higher prices than Mega Man? I haven't watched an LP of the game for a long time. But if Proto Man does get charged higher prices, that's probably just to keep up the black market ruse.



[[spoiler: Rather than cure all the robots infected, it either GAVE them the virus, or reprogrammed them to serve under Wily. This time, he wins.]]

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[[spoiler: Rather [[spoiler:Rather than cure all the robots infected, it either GAVE them the virus, or reprogrammed them to serve under Wily. This time, he wins.]]



[[WMG: The classic Mega Man games are contemporary propaganda]]
The classic series Mega Man games are far less serious than virtually all the other games set in the timeline. There is a reason: they aren't a direct description of the events of the original robot wars, but rather, a public retelling of such. As such, they are sanitized to make Dr Wily look less horrid, and the battles Mega Man fight look more lighthearted. In actuality, the conflicts between Dr Light and Dr Wily are just as dangerous, and potentially devastating, as all the later robot wars. The public is just provided with cheery propaganda about it. . . and its these propaganda films(?) that survived into the later eras.

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[[WMG: The classic Mega Man ''Mega Man'' games are contemporary propaganda]]
The classic series Mega Man ''Mega Man'' games are far less serious than virtually all the other games set in the timeline. There is a reason: they aren't a direct description of the events of the original robot wars, but rather, a public retelling of such. As such, they are sanitized to make Dr Dr. Wily look less horrid, and the battles Mega Man fight look more lighthearted. In actuality, the conflicts between Dr Dr. Light and Dr Dr. Wily are just as dangerous, and potentially devastating, as all the later robot wars. The public is just provided with cheery propaganda about it. . . it... and its it's these propaganda films(?) that survived into the later eras.
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[[WMG: Zero wrecked Mega Man and maybe Proto Man, and Bass killed Dr. Wily.]]
Zero got cut loose and did his job, and Bass had a "dude what" moment with Dr. Wily. Dr. Wily ran his mouth and said something stupid like "You're just a useless piece of junk! Zero did what you never could! I oughta scrap you for parts right now!" and Bass was like "lol no" and force-fed him a whole lotta bullets. Zero was already back in his capsule because Dr. Wily was planning to use him as leverage, and Bass thought about trying to take him out but decided to not bother and just left. So Dr. Light, Roll, and maybe Proto Man (if he didn't get blown up during Mega Man's epic battle with Zero) stuck around. Light worked on X, Bass either self-terminated out of guilt, turned himself in out of guilt and got deactivated, or got forcefully apprehended and deactivated, and something happened to Roll and the robot masters after Dr. Light's age caught up with him, whatever that ended up being. Maybe they moved in with Dr. Cossack.
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[[WMG: Zero didn't kill everyone, but he still fought Mega Man.]]
It's just that Mega Man actually managed to ''win''. From what little we know about Zero's construction, he was incomplete. That could mean Dr Wily died before he could be physically completed, or an incomplete Zero was sent after Mega Man. We do see him having dreams of seeing his creator, destroyed robots and what looks like blood on his hands. Zero was initially launched, however it went ''badly'' as the psychotic Maverick went off to slaughter everyone in his path. Mega Man was able to defeat him, but only because Zero wasn't finished yet and nowhere near his true potential. It didn't just take every Robot Master power-up he had, but likely the help of [[EnemyMine Bass]] to stop him. Even then [[NearVillainVictory he would've killed Mega Man]] if it weren't for the RestrainingBolt forcing him to make a tactical retreat. Dr Wily proceeded to keep Zero in lockdown for the next century because he wasn't finished and [[EvenEvilHasStandards even he thought he was psychotic]]. And even that century wasn't enough because he was still a maniac upon waking up. While there were human casualties, the only main character who died was likely [[KarmicDeath Dr Wily himself]]...which didn't really stick.

[[WMG: Auto is the SoleSurvivor of the Classic series.]]
That's part of why he was built. As Dr Light's assistant, he was entrusted with maintaining his work. Proto Man's own lifespan is short, Mega Man may have become Quint and the rest could be explained by warranty. However Auto was made to last the centuries, and help run both the holograms containing Dr Light's mind and physically construct the armor to fit 22nd century technology standards. The Auto-looking mechaniloid that guards the first capsule was an invention of his.


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[[WMG: Dr Light is an immigrant to America, originating from Japan.]]
Thus how his counterpart is named Tadashi Hikari, despite the timeline diverging after his birth. "Hikari" means Light so it was simple translation, and since "Tadashi" also means light he decided not to be redundant and chose a first name to avoid confusion.


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6th Jun '17 6:59:01 AM Piterpicher
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[[WMG: [[{{SonicTheHedgehog}} Sonic]], [[{{AdventuresOfLolo}} Lolo]], and Mega Man are all the same character, only drawn in different art styles.]]

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[[WMG: [[{{SonicTheHedgehog}} Sonic]], [[{{AdventuresOfLolo}} [[{{VideoGame/AdventuresOfLolo}} Lolo]], and Mega Man are all the same character, only drawn in different art styles.]]
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** Metal Blades -> Bubble Man: Given he's meant to swim, Bubble Man would be made of light material and have buoyant tanks that it could cut through easier.


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** Pharaoh Shot -> Ring Man: That blast of light must make it really hard to focus. Also, consider that as a robot designed to combat Mega Man, Dr Wily probably forced Dr Cossack to make him. Perhaps he had it weak to one of his original Robot Masters to get back at Wily.


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** Napalm Bomb -> Stone Man: Bombs are typically used for demolitions, like building. Who are composed of bricks, like Stone Man.
** Power Stone -> Charge Man: Rubble on the train tracks cause him to go off track and crash.


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** Bubble Bomb -> Jupiter: Essentially an electrical appliance, the addition of water would screw him up


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** Yamato Spear -> Knight Man: The two have a WorthyOpponent relationship, so the weakness may reflect that.
** Silver Tomahawk -> Yamato Man: Veiled critique on the relationship the USA and Japan have?


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** Junk Shield -> Freeze Man: While Scorch Wheel is pretty obvious, the bio states he was a prototype for a non-polluting robot before Dr Wily stole him. He might have issues being exposed to a pollutant because of this.
** Wild Coil -> Spring Man: That lanky body of his likely can't resist cutting too well.


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** Thunder Claw -> Grenade Man: The MadBomber already has a short fuse, the electricity would make him even more prone to explode.


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** Tornado Blow -> Magma Man: The strong winds would blow the fire away.


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[[WMG: Numbering systems for robots without them.]]
* The Support Units: LSU, WSU and CSU. The "SU" is support unit, and the first letter is their creator. So Rush, Eddie and Tango would be LSU-001, LSU-002 and LSU-003. Treble and possible Reggage would be WSU-001 and WSU-002, and Beat would be CSU-001.
* Doctor Light's unnumbered robots: Auto is likely SLN-001, aka "Special Light Number". Since the first three models he's the only Robot Master he has without a man or woman added that we know of. And he does serve a special purpose as Dr Light's assistant. If Zero has a Robot Master numbering despite not being one of DWN-Infinity, X could have one as DLN-X.
* The Copy Robots: Probably some variant-based designation. The Copy Robots could be "Copy Robot Number" or CRN.
* Rockman Shadow: Megaman Megamix is SVN-001. As the SuperPrototype, Rockman Shadow would be SVN-000
* The Dark Men: Similar to the Mega Man Killers, they probably have a unique classification of DMN(Dark Man Number). Or they are part of the Copy Robot Numbers, given the most well-known Dark Man is pretending to be Proto Man. The ones that look different might have a CRN-(Fake Proto Man's number)A-C.
* Other Robot Masters by Dr Wily: Doc Robot could be SWN-000. Like Bass, he's an attempt to replicate Mega Man's power-namely his ability to copy other Robot Masters' powers. King would probably go by KGN-000 as he's the leader of the King Numbers, though as an advanced model he could be considered SWN-002 as well.
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