History WesternAnimation / MegaMan

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** While not really evil, in this adaption Mega Man X is significantly colder and much more ruthless than he is in the video games, especially compared to the ones made after the cancelling of this series.
21st Mar '16 11:45:46 PM Ramona122003
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* CreepyMonotone: Proto Man engages in this in "Curse of the Lion Men" when Tar reprograms him and the other robots.

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* CreepyMonotone: CreepyMonotone:
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Proto Man engages in this in "Curse of the Lion Men" when Tar reprograms him and the other robots.
14th Mar '16 2:53:20 PM Ramona122003
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* AdaptationalBadass: Unlike in the game, Pharaoh Man can punch you in the face.

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* AdaptationalBadass: AdaptationalBadass:
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Unlike in the game, Pharaoh Man can punch you in the face.
12th Mar '16 3:02:05 AM Ramona122003
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* TheWorfEffect: Mega Man is easily one of the strongest robots in the world and he gets completely trashed by Vile and Spark Mandrill. He couldn't even dent them.

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* TheWorfEffect: TheWorfEffect:
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Mega Man is easily one of the strongest robots in the world and he gets completely trashed by Vile and Spark Mandrill. He couldn't even dent them.them.
** In ''Red Gulch'', after Wily enhances his robots using pieces of a meteorite, Mega Man can't hurt any of the Robot Masters. Heck, he can't even hurt a Battonton.
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* MisterMuffykins: Ms. Lapierre, a criminal affiliated with Wily, had a poodle named Fluffy.

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* MisterMuffykins: MisterMuffykins:
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Ms. Lapierre, a criminal affiliated with Wily, had a poodle named Fluffy.



* MoodWhiplash: "Mega-Pinocchio", odd premise aside, was one of the most serious episodes of the show, involving Wily besmirching Dr. Light's name, Mega Man having existential crises, him nearly killing his own family twice, and an attack on the White House. It ends with Rush doing something silly.
** "Bro Bots" ends likewise, though it could be argued that it was to cheer Mega (and the audience) up.

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* MoodWhiplash: "Mega-Pinocchio", MoodWhiplash:
** ''Mega-Pinocchio'',
odd premise aside, was one of the most serious episodes of the show, involving Wily besmirching Dr. Light's name, Mega Man having existential crises, him nearly killing his own family twice, and an attack on the White House. It ends with Rush doing something silly.
** "Bro Bots" ''Bro Bots'' ends likewise, though it could be argued that it was to cheer Mega (and the audience) up.



* NeverRecycleYourSchemes: Dr. Wily never repeats a plan. Sometimes {{justified|Trope}} by Dr. Light coming up with a counter to whatever he had tried.

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* NeverRecycleYourSchemes: NeverRecycleYourSchemes:
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Dr. Wily never repeats a plan. Sometimes {{justified|Trope}} by Dr. Light coming up with a counter to whatever he had tried.



** Most likely he would have failed, since Vile and Mandrill were so advanced. For X, copying Snake Man's power was a piece of cake because Wily's tech is a lot simpler.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Cut Man's voice is an impression of PeterLorre.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
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Cut Man's voice is an impression of PeterLorre.



* NoWaterproofingInTheFuture: In the games, Mega Man sank in water (except for ''8'', where he could swim for some reason), [[SuperNotDrowningSkills but had no problem]] staying under, being a robot. In the series, Mega Man experiences rapid loss of energy when underwater.
** Bonus ouch points: It's mostly limited to him.

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* NoWaterproofingInTheFuture: In the games, Mega Man sank in water (except for ''8'', where he could swim for some reason), [[SuperNotDrowningSkills but had no problem]] staying under, being a robot. In the series, Mega Man experiences rapid loss of energy when underwater.
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underwater. Bonus ouch points: It's mostly limited to him.



* OffModel: A promotional image for the cartoon featuring Mega and Rush [[AssKickingPose looking like they're ready to kick some Robot Master ass]]; what is supposed to be Mega's abs instead looks like a lumpy EldritchAbomination on his stomach.

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* OffModel: OffModel:
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A promotional image for the cartoon featuring Mega and Rush [[AssKickingPose looking like they're ready to kick some Robot Master ass]]; what is supposed to be Mega's abs instead looks like a lumpy EldritchAbomination on his stomach.



* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Played with. A number of episodes revolve around Wily attempting to acquire money to finance his plans or stealing technology or resources, but he still has the resources to build his usual Wily Machine style mechs.

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* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: OffscreenVillainDarkMatter:
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Played with. A number of episodes revolve around Wily attempting to acquire money to finance his plans or stealing technology or resources, but he still has the resources to build his usual Wily Machine style mechs.



* OneEpisodeWonder: Quite a few Robot Masters.
** Especially Pharaoh Man in Electric Nightmare, who retaliated after having his weapon stolen during the climax.

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* OneEpisodeWonder: Quite a few Robot Masters.
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Masters. Especially Pharaoh Man in Electric Nightmare, who retaliated after having his weapon stolen during the climax.



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Only Proto Man is allowed to defeat Mega Man, and he'll gladly remind you of this fact if you [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim try to simply shoot Mega.]]

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou:
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Only Proto Man is allowed to defeat Mega Man, and he'll gladly remind you of this fact if you [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim try to simply shoot Mega.]]



* OnlySaneMan: In a way, Proto Man was the most sane out of Wily's robots; he was a BloodKnight, but even he demonstrates better decision-making than the BigBad.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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In a way, Proto Man was the most sane out of Wily's robots; he was a BloodKnight, but even he demonstrates better decision-making than the BigBad.



* OutsideContextHero: Just as Vile and Spark Mandrill in "Mega X" were completely out of context for Mega Man, X himself was an out of context foe to Wily and his robots. When they did try to fight him, he caught Cut Man's weapon and crushed it like it was made of tinfoil.

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* OutsideContextHero: Just as Vile and Spark Mandrill in "Mega X" were ''Mega X'' are completely out of context for Mega Man, X himself was is an out of context foe to Wily and his robots. When they did try to fight him, he caught catches Cut Man's weapon and crushed crushes it like it was made of tinfoil.



* PetTheDog: The episode "Bro Bots." In it, Proto Man fakes [[HeelFaceTurn going straight]] to implant an inhibitor chip into Mega to keep him from stopping Wily's scheme of the week. Even though he was faking it, he is genuinely surprised when Mega says that he "always wanted a real brother relationship" with him.

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* PetTheDog: PetTheDog:
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The episode "Bro Bots." In it, Proto Man fakes [[HeelFaceTurn going straight]] to implant an inhibitor chip into Mega to keep him from stopping Wily's scheme of the week. Even though he was faking it, he is genuinely surprised when Mega says that he "always wanted a real brother relationship" with him.



* PlotDrivenBreakdown: Quite a few episodes have these. In "Bro Bots", to name one example, Proto Man implants a chip into Mega Man that causes him to suffer these.

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* PlotDrivenBreakdown: PlotDrivenBreakdown:
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Quite a few episodes have these. In "Bro Bots", to name one example, Proto Man implants a chip into Mega Man that causes him to suffer these.



* PowerCopy: Happens regularly, though Proto Man did it only once in the pilot. Also it is different from the video game version in that Mega Man doesn't have to defeat a Robot Master to duplicate their powers. All that is required is for Mega to concentrate for a few seconds while touching a Robot Master. This cartoon-exclusive loophole was played with in an episode where after Mega copies Pharaoh Man's powers and spouts his catchphrase, Pharaoh knocks him away with a punch to the face.
** He was also able to analyze the schematics of Wily's giant robot spider, an AgonyBeam, and a bomb.

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* PowerCopy: Happens regularly, though Proto Man did it only once in the pilot. Also it is different from the video game version in that Mega Man doesn't have to defeat a Robot Master to duplicate their powers. All that is required is for Mega to concentrate for a few seconds while touching a Robot Master. This cartoon-exclusive loophole was played with in an episode where after Mega copies Pharaoh Man's powers and spouts his catchphrase, Pharaoh knocks him away with a punch to the face.
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face. He was also able to analyze the schematics of Wily's giant robot spider, an AgonyBeam, and a bomb.



* PragmaticAdaptation: While the show has its fair share of detractors, it's often considered to be one of the better [[AnimatedAdaptation Video Game based animated shows]] around. At least when it came to the [[WesternAnimation/{{Darkstalkers}} three]] [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter 90's]] animated shows based off of Capcom Video games, the Mega Man series is usually considered to be the best one of the three here.
** There was also the decision to change Proto Man from Mega Man's AloofBigBrother Mysterious Ally to his WorthyOpponent on Wily's side. Given that Dark Man, Proto's impersonator from the fifth game, shows up in the series, it's more likely this was a conscious decision in order to give Mega Man an appropriate rival (Bass from the seventh game didn't exist yet).
** According to an interview this was requested by Capcom itself.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: PragmaticAdaptation:
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While the show has its fair share of detractors, it's often considered to be one of the better [[AnimatedAdaptation Video Game based animated shows]] around. At least when it came to the [[WesternAnimation/{{Darkstalkers}} three]] [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter 90's]] animated shows based off of Capcom Video games, the Mega Man series is usually considered to be the best one of the three here.
** There was also the decision to change Proto Man from Mega Man's AloofBigBrother Mysterious Ally to his WorthyOpponent on Wily's side. Given that Dark Man, Proto's impersonator from the fifth game, shows up in the series, it's more likely this was a conscious decision in order to give Mega Man an appropriate rival (Bass from the seventh game didn't exist yet).
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yet). According to an interview this was requested by Capcom itself.



** The episode "The Day the Moon Fall" gives a realistic look of what would happen to the world if the moon was moved closer to Earth's orbit. The results are not pretty.

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** The episode "The Day the Moon Fall" gives a realistic look of what would will happen to the world if the moon was moved is move closer to Earth's orbit. The results are not pretty.



** Some episodes have addressed the fact that Dr. Wily doesn't have Offscreen Villain Dark Matter and needs money to fund his operations.

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** Some episodes have addressed the fact that Dr. Wily doesn't have Offscreen Villain Dark Matter OffscreenVillainDarkMatter and needs money to fund his operations.



* TheRival: Proto Man to Mega Man

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* TheRival: TheRival:
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Proto Man to Mega ManMan. Out of all the Robot Masters, Photo Man is the only one who can beat Mega Man in an one-on-one fight. Mega Man is also the only one who can Photo Man.



* ServantRace: How Wily seems to view robots.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Brain Bot.

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* ServantRace: How Wily seems to view robots.
robots. They live only to serve him.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Brain Bot. He loves to use big and over-complicated words to explain the simplest things.



* ShowingTheirWork: While the show isn't accurate by ''today's'' standards, Ruby Spears included several Robot Masters from the games with designs mostly unscathed. While there are exceptions (Air Man, Roll), overall the looks are usually accurate.

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* ShowingTheirWork: ShowingTheirWork:
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While the show isn't accurate by ''today's'' standards, Ruby Spears included several Robot Masters from the games with designs mostly unscathed. While there are exceptions (Air Man, Roll), overall the looks are usually accurate.



*** Dr. Wily does the hand thing in "The Strange Island of Dr. Wily" when commanding the giant Stone Bots.

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*** ** Dr. Wily does the hand thing in "The Strange Island of Dr. Wily" when commanding the giant Stone Bots.



* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Averted with Roll. When she was captured, she was usually grabbed by her waist. In one instance when the 'bots were on the moon, she was lifted by her shoulder.
** Played straight, oddly, with Proto Man. While he wasn't rendered helpless, Wily's hand on his upper arm was enough to stop him from going after Mega Man.

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* StandardFemaleGrabArea: StandardFemaleGrabArea:
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Averted with Roll. When she was captured, she was usually grabbed by her waist. In one instance when the 'bots were on the moon, she was lifted by her shoulder.
** Played straight, PlayedStraight, oddly, with Proto Man. While he wasn't rendered helpless, Wily's hand on his upper arm was enough to stop him from going after Mega Man.



* StockFootage: Mega Man's PowerCopying sequence, which begins with a close-up of Mega's face while a wire frame of the ability's chip appears for a few seconds, and ends with Mega feeling rather satisfied as he looks at his ArmCannon.

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* StockFootage: StockFootage:
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Mega Man's PowerCopying sequence, which begins with a close-up of Mega's face while a wire frame of the ability's chip appears for a few seconds, and ends with Mega feeling rather satisfied as he looks at his ArmCannon.



* TheStoic: X. With the Mavericks he has to hunt down, it's no wonder. ([[NotSoStoic So what was with all that screaming at the end?]])

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* TheStoic: TheStoic:
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X. With the Mavericks he has to hunt down, it's no wonder. ([[NotSoStoic So what was with all that screaming at the end?]])



* StoryBreakerPower: The games will limit you to one power at a time, but "Cold Steel" shows, near the end, that Mega Man can ''stack'' his abilities and use two at the same time.

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* StoryBreakerPower: StoryBreakerPower:
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The games will limit you to one power at a time, but "Cold Steel" shows, near the end, that Mega Man can ''stack'' his abilities and use two at the same time.



* TooDumbToLive: Mega Man leaping in front of a shot meant for... a statue of President Lincoln. Then again, the repercussions of just standing there and not trying to neutralize the shot somehow wouldn't be pleasant.
** Best part, Mega Man himself knows it was crazy and asked Dr. Light why the heck he cared about a statue. The answer was more-or-less that Mega Man's humanity wouldn't allow Lincoln to be destroyed.

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
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Mega Man leaping in front of a shot meant for... a statue of President Lincoln. Then again, the repercussions of just standing there and not trying to neutralize the shot somehow wouldn't be pleasant.
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pleasant. Best part, Mega Man himself knows it was crazy and asked ask Dr. Light why the heck he cared about a statue. The answer was is more-or-less that Mega Man's humanity wouldn't allow Lincoln to be destroyed.



*** Presumably, he meant that the dinos should've stayed around long enough to pick off the humans. That bit of idiocy ''does'' fit him, however.
*** ''Is'' he a human? Look at him closely and you can see he has claws and what looks like scaly skin. He seems like some kind of lizard-man who believes HumansAreBastards. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Maybe if the series explored his character more]]...
** Tina [=McIntyre=] stowed away on a space shuttle to see her astronaut dad. While that was silly at best, she crosses into this when seeing her father threatened by Wily and the Robot Masters for a password...and she runs out and is promptly held hostage.
*** What really brings this scene into IdiotBall territory was the fact that ''Mega Man was winning'' against Wily's robots when she ran out and became a hostage.

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*** Presumably, he meant that the dinos should've stayed around long enough to pick off the humans. That bit of idiocy ''does'' fit him, however.
*** ''Is'' he a human? Look at him closely and you can see he has claws and what looks like scaly skin. He seems like some kind of lizard-man who believes HumansAreBastards. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Maybe if the series explored his character more]]...
** Tina [=McIntyre=] stowed away on a space shuttle to see her astronaut dad. While that was silly at best, she crosses into this when seeing her father threatened by Wily and the Robot Masters for a password...and she runs out and is promptly held hostage.
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hostage. What really brings this scene into IdiotBall territory was the fact that ''Mega Man was winning'' against Wily's robots when she ran out and became a hostage.



* TookALevelInBadass: Top Man went from being an easy boss with an oft-mocked acquired weapon to a smooth-talking womanizer capable of defeating Mega Man unaided.

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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Top Man went from being an easy boss with an oft-mocked acquired weapon to a smooth-talking womanizer capable of defeating Mega Man unaided.



* TookALevelInDumbass: A lot of Wily's Robot Masters in which this had its fair share of LampshadeHanging (usually from Proto Man).

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* TookALevelInDumbass: TookALevelInDumbass:
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A lot of Wily's Robot Masters in which this had its fair share of LampshadeHanging (usually from Proto Man).



* UnwillingRoboticisation: "Bad Day at Peril Park". {{Subverted|Trope}} in that the humans are only brainwashed to think like robots.

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* UnwillingRoboticisation: UnwillingRoboticisation:
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"Bad Day at Peril Park". {{Subverted|Trope}} in that the humans are only brainwashed to think like robots.



* VanillaEdition: The [=DVDs=] of the show have all the episodes... and nothing else. No concept art, interviews, or anything.
** Oddly enough, Ruby-Spears concept art ''was'' featured in ''ComicBook/NovasAventurasDeMegaman''.

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* VanillaEdition: The [=DVDs=] of the show have all the episodes... and nothing else. No concept art, interviews, or anything.
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anything. Oddly enough, Ruby-Spears concept art ''was'' featured in ''ComicBook/NovasAventurasDeMegaman''.



* VillainousWidowsPeak: Wily had one in his college days.

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* VillainousWidowsPeak: VillainousWidowsPeak:
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Wily had one in his college days.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Doc the Metool only appeared in the first episode, as a helper to Roll.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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Doc the Metool only appeared in the first episode, as a helper to Roll.



* WhatTheHellHero: Mega Man and Dr. Light gets this in ''Mega-Pinocchio'' after Mega Man dropped two bombs that collapsed a building. It was really Wily toying with Mega Man's mind that made him do it.

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
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Mega Man and Dr. Light gets this in ''Mega-Pinocchio'' after Mega Man dropped two bombs that collapsed a building. It was really Wily toying with Mega Man's mind that made him do it.
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* GainaxEnding: The ending of "Night of the Living Monster Bots" implies that [[spoiler: the entire episode was one of Evelyn's movies]].
* GeniusBruiser: Pharaoh Man and Crystal Man.

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* GainaxEnding: The ending of "Night ''Night of the Living Monster Bots" Bots'' implies that [[spoiler: the entire episode was one of Evelyn's movies]].
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movies.
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GeniusBruiser: Pharaoh Man and Crystal Man.



* HeelFaceMole: Proto Man in "Bro Bots".
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Mega Man and Dr. Light in "Mega-Pinocchio."

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* HeelFaceMole: Proto Man in "Bro Bots".
Bots". He pretends to turn against Wily all so he can plant a scramble chip on Mega Man, and capture Dr. Light, Roll, and the newly elected-governer.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Mega Man and Dr. Light in "Mega-Pinocchio."''Mega-Pinocchio''. After taking control of Mega Man's mind, Wily has him mess up a battle to make him look incompetent and make the public turn against Dr. Light. He then steals Light's other robots and tries to take over Washington DC, all in Dr. Light's name.



* HeroicSacrifice: Non-fatal example; Rush let Mega borrow some of his energy to save the day in "Robo-Spider."

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
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Non-fatal example; Rush let Mega borrow some of his energy to save the day in "Robo-Spider."



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Wily and his robots stopped the Lion Men from being defeated by Mega Man... and were later mind controlled by them.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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Wily and his robots stopped the Lion Men from being defeated by Mega Man... and were later mind controlled by them.



* IKnowYouAreinTheresomewhereFight: Not said by words, but Roll evoked this trope when she was trying to get through to Mega Man, who was under the influence of Wily's mind-control chip. Mega Man doesn't really listen to her until Dr. Light interferes and interrupts Wily's control, allowing Roll's words to free Mega Man.

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* IKnowYouAreinTheresomewhereFight: IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Not said by words, but Roll evoked this trope when she was trying to get through to Mega Man, who was under the influence of Wily's mind-control chip. Mega Man doesn't really listen to her until Dr. Light interferes and interrupts Wily's control, allowing Roll's words to free Mega Man.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Roll uses household appliances both in and out of combat.

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: ImprobableWeaponUser:
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Roll uses household appliances both in and out of combat.



*** In the same episode, Mega Man even manages to break the spy-bot into parts by ''twirling a broom.''

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*** ** In the same episode, Mega Man even manages to break the spy-bot into parts by ''twirling a broom.''



* InsufferableGenius: Brain Bot. A RunningGag in his episode is Team Wily shouting "Quiet!" at him.

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* InsufferableGenius: InsufferableGenius:
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Brain Bot. A RunningGag in his episode is Team Wily shouting "Quiet!" at him.



* {{Irony}}: Mega Man is voiced by Ian James Corlett, who voiced Dr. Wily in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''.
** In "Mega-Pinocchio", Roll spends the entirety of the episode wanting to fight Wily's bots. Instead she had to fight a mental battle against her own brother.

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* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}:
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Mega Man is voiced by Ian James Corlett, who voiced Dr. Wily in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''.
** In "Mega-Pinocchio", ''Mega-Pinocchio'', Roll spends the entirety of the episode wanting to fight Wily's bots. Instead she had has to fight a mental battle against her own brother.



* JustAMachine: Wily seems to hold this view of robots, except for Proto Man.
** At the beginning of "Ice Age", the kids that Mega Man is tasked with supervising say that he can't help them, since all of his actions are pre-programmed (except they're not).
** Mega Man, interestingly, seems to have this view on himself at times. When congratulated for his good work, he often brushed it off as something he was just program to do. And in ''Mega-Pinocchio'' he was confused about why he cared about a statue since he was only a robot.
* JustAStupidAccent: This incarnation of Dr. Wily has what sounds like a German accent, although it's never elaborated on where he's from.

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* JustAMachine: JustAMachine:
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Wily seems to hold this view of robots, except for Proto Man.
** At the beginning of "Ice Age", ''Ice Age'', the kids that Mega Man is tasked with supervising say that he can't help them, since all of his actions are pre-programmed (except they're not).
** Mega Man, interestingly, seems to have this view on himself at times. When congratulated for his good work, he often brushed brushes it off as something he was just program to do. And in ''Mega-Pinocchio'' he was confused he's confuse about why he cared about a statue since he was he's only a robot.
* JustAStupidAccent: JustAStupidAccent:
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This incarnation of Dr. Wily has what sounds like a German accent, although it's never elaborated on where he's from.



* KickTheDog: Wily yelling at his own robots. Among other things, he's called them "nothing but heaps of useless chips!" And Proto Man was one of the 'bots he was yelling at.
** In "Mega-Pinocchio", his plan was to con Mega into believing he was human so he could plant a chip in him, controlling his mind. However, rather than act on it right away, he spent time toying with Mega Man's mind and gives him existential crises before exerting full control.
*** To make it worse, once he has exerted full control he has Mega Man reprogram all of Dr. Light's robots and had him nearly kill his family by crushing them when they were trapped in the dumpster. Then, when Roll comes back to free her brother Wily orders Mega Man to vaporize her.

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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog:
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Wily yelling at his own robots. Among other things, he's called them "nothing but heaps of useless chips!" And Proto Man was one of the 'bots he was yelling at.
** In "Mega-Pinocchio", his plan was to con Mega into believing he was human so he could plant a chip in him, controlling his mind. However, rather than act on it right away, he spent time toying with Mega Man's mind and gives him existential crises before exerting full control.
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control. To make it worse, once he has exerted full control he has Mega Man reprogram all of Dr. Light's robots and had has him nearly kill his own family by crushing them when they were trapped in the dumpster. Then, when Roll comes back to free her brother brother, Wily orders Mega Man to vaporize her.



*** And again in "Terror of the Seven Seas", [[BerserkButton this time getting a]] [[BeamSpam pummeling]] by Mega for his efforts.

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*** ** And again in "Terror of the Seven Seas", [[BerserkButton this time getting a]] [[BeamSpam pummeling]] by Mega for his efforts.



* LargeHam: Dr. Wily. Period.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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Dr. Wily. Period. Especially when he's ranting to his robots, giving speeches, or just laughing.



* LightningBruiser: Appropriately, Elec Man.
** Also Quick Man.
** Mega Man himself is one.

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* %%* LightningBruiser: Appropriately, Elec Man.
** %%** Also Quick Man.
** %%** Mega Man himself is one.



* ManchurianAgent: In ''Mega-Pinocchio'' Mega Man was himself as long as Wily gave him no commands though his mind helmet. As soon as Wily did, however, Mega Man would unquestionably obey any order. Mega Man seems to remember the order as an emotion or a part of his human thinking so he thought nothing of it. Although, part of that was caused by how Wily phase his commands: like telling Mega Man he felt fear, making him drop bombs on a building or him feeling pity toward Guts Man, letting him escaped.

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* ManchurianAgent: In ''Mega-Pinocchio'' ''Mega-Pinocchio'', Mega Man was is himself as long as Wily gave gives him no commands though his mind helmet. As soon as Wily did, does, however, Mega Man would unquestionably obey any order. Mega Man seems to remember the order as an emotion or a part of his human thinking so he thought thinks nothing of it. Although, part of that was is caused by how Wily phase his commands: like telling Mega Man he felt that he's feeling fear, making him drop bombs on a building building, or him feeling pity toward Guts Man, letting him escaped.



* MindControlDevice: Wily has a handheld reprogrammer that can also turn off robots. This gets a CallBack in a later episode when Tar of the Lion Men uses it to reprogram Proto Man, Roll, and the rest of Wily's robots to serve him.
** The mind-control chip he planted on Mega Man along with the helmet he used to give Mega Man commands. Dr. Light also creates his own version of the mind helmet to help free Mega Man from Wily's control.

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* MindControlDevice: MindControlDevice:
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Wily has a handheld reprogrammer that can also turn off robots. This gets a CallBack in a later episode when Tar of the Lion Men uses it to reprogram Proto Man, Roll, and the rest of Wily's robots to serve him.
** The mind-control chip he planted plants on Mega Man along with the helmet he used uses to give Mega Man commands. Dr. Light also creates his own version of the mind helmet to help free Mega Man from Wily's control.



* MindScrew: The ending of "Night of the Living Monster Bots" implies that [[spoiler: the entire episode was one of Evelyn's movies]].
** There's also the possibility that [[spoiler: the heroes recovered the battle footage Wily intended to release as a movie, and they released it instead.]]

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* MindScrew: The ending of "Night of the Living Monster Bots" implies that [[spoiler: the entire episode was one of Evelyn's movies]].
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movies. There's also the possibility that [[spoiler: the heroes recovered the battle footage Wily intended to release as a movie, and they released it instead.]]
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** When Tar of the Lion Men took over, Wily and Light briefly became his dragons.
** When under Wily's control in ''Mega-Pinocchio'' Mega Man became his dragon alongside Proto Man.

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** When Tar of the Lion Men took over, Wily and Light briefly became becomes his dragons.
** When under Wily's control in ''Mega-Pinocchio'' Mega Man became becomes his dragon alongside Proto Man.



* CombatPragmatist: Proto has a moment of this near the end of "Terror of the Seven Seas"; he and Mega engage in what's supposed to be a straight fistfight. Once it's apparent that he's going to lose, he changes his mind about not using his arm cannon and shoots Mega. All this earns him is a running punch to the head.

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* CombatPragmatist: CombatPragmatist:
**
Proto has a moment of this near the end of "Terror of the Seven Seas"; he and Mega engage in what's supposed to be a straight fistfight. Once it's apparent that he's going to lose, he changes his mind about not using his arm cannon and shoots Mega. All this earns him is a running punch to the head.



* ContinuityNod: During an EnemyMine situation, Wily comments on how nice it is that he and Dr. Light are working together again. This happened in both the games' backstory and the first episode of the show.

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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During an EnemyMine situation, Wily comments on how nice it is that he and Dr. Light are working together again. This happened in both the games' backstory and the first episode of the show.



* CulturalTranslation: Generally what people tend to think about this series. As this show was mostly a western production, the character designers would go with the style what was the ''it'' thing in other western cartoons of its time: muscles. This had the side effect of making Mega Man/Rock and his "sister" Roll look more like teenagers, as opposed to their child-esque appearances in the games. Other than that, most of the characters resembled their video game counterparts, only on 'roids, with the exception being a completely redesigned Roll.

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* CulturalTranslation: CulturalTranslation:
**
Generally what people tend to think about this series. As this show was mostly a western production, the character designers would go with the style what was the ''it'' thing in other western cartoons of its time: muscles. This had the side effect of making Mega Man/Rock and his "sister" Roll look more like teenagers, as opposed to their child-esque appearances in the games. Other than that, most of the characters resembled their video game counterparts, only on 'roids, with the exception being a completely redesigned Roll.



* CuteBruiser: Roll.

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* %%* CuteBruiser: Roll.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In "The Big Shake", Wily discovered Light and Mega Man were working on a device to stop his earthquake machine. His response was to direct a maximum-powered earthquake directly at Light's lab in an attempt to kill them all, or at the very least wreck the machine.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
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In "The Big Shake", Wily discovered Light and Mega Man were working on a device to stop his earthquake machine. His response was to direct a maximum-powered earthquake directly at Light's lab in an attempt to kill them all, or at the very least wreck the machine.



* DeadpanSnarker: Proto Man, and Vile in "Mega X".
** Proto Man is a Deadpan Snarker by nature. He has no problem mocking Wily, his allies, or Mega Man.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Proto Man, and Vile in "Mega X".
DeadpanSnarker:
** Proto Man is a Deadpan Snarker by nature. He has no problem mocking Wily, his allies, or and Mega Man.



%%** Proto Man, and Vile in "Mega X".



* DemotedToExtra: Crash Man had only seven seconds of screen time.

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* DemotedToExtra: DemotedToExtra:
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Crash Man had only seven seconds of screen time.



* DestructiveSavior: Mega Man X.

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* DestructiveSavior: Mega Man X. His idea of keeping Vile and Spark Mandrill from stealing the Lightanium rods is to fire on them, nearly destroying the entire plant. Mega Man is more than a little horrified.



** May not be so disproportionate; see Fridge Horror.



* EatingMachine: Mega Man and Roll have been seen eating robot food. They even went to a restaurant and ordered the specialized food off the menu. Although, EatingOptional for them.

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* EatingMachine: EatingMachine:
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Mega Man and Roll have been seen eating robot food. They even went to a restaurant and ordered the specialized food off the menu. Although, EatingOptional for them.



* EvilFeelsGood: What Proto Man firmly believes.
** Wily might as well believe this too since he thought near the end of ''Mega-Pinocchio'' that Mega Man willingly turned on his family because the power of evil was stronger than good.

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* EvilFeelsGood: EvilFeelsGood:
**
What Proto Man firmly believes.
believes and tries to get Mega Man to feel the same.
** Wily might as well believe this too since he thought thinks near the end of ''Mega-Pinocchio'' that Mega Man willingly turned turns on his family because the power of evil was is stronger than good.



* {{Expy}}: The cop bots in "Future Shock" seem to be based off of Sniper Joes, and a different kind seem based off of Dark Man.
** Rush is obviously based off of Franchise/ScoobyDoo in this incarnation.
*** Actually, according to [[http://siphersaysstuff.tumblr.com/post/8519989554/joerubyinterview this article]], Rush was supposed to be as different from him as possible, but he still wound up that way.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
**
The cop bots in "Future Shock" seem to be based off of Sniper Joes, and a different kind seem based off of Dark Man.
** Rush is obviously based off of Franchise/ScoobyDoo in this incarnation.
*** Actually,
incarnation. Although, according to [[http://siphersaysstuff.tumblr.com/post/8519989554/joerubyinterview this article]], Rush was supposed to be as different from him as possible, but he still wound up that way.



* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]] depending on the episode. At the very least, the guns ''looked'' realistic.

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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: FamilyFriendlyFirearms:
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[[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]] depending on the episode. At the very least, the guns ''looked'' realistic.



* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Since the characters were mostly robots, the writers/animators could get away with dismembering or otherwise mutilating them.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: FamilyUnfriendlyViolence:
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Since the characters were mostly robots, the writers/animators could get away with dismembering or otherwise mutilating them.



* FlashStep: Quick Man's specialty.
* [[FiveBadBand Four Bad Band]]:
** BigBad[=/=]EvilGenius: Dr. Wily.
** TheDragon: Proto Man.
** TheBrute: Guts Man.
** [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Cut Man]].

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* FlashStep: Quick Man's specialty.
* [[FiveBadBand Four Bad Band]]:
** BigBad[=/=]EvilGenius: Dr. Wily.
** TheDragon: Proto Man.
** TheBrute: Guts Man.
** [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Cut Man]].
specialty. He's the fastest robot in the series.



* GeniusDitz: Dr. Light has his moments, such as when he wonders aloud "why anyone would bar the outside of a bathroom door" [[FridgeLogic before realizing]] something bad is brewing.
** Not to mention just ''standing'' there as Dr. Wily welded a door shut, and once he left, trying to ''punch'' his way out.

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* GeniusDitz: GeniusDitz:
**
Dr. Light has his moments, such as when he wonders aloud "why anyone would bar the outside of a bathroom door" [[FridgeLogic before realizing]] something bad is brewing.
** Not to mention just ''standing''
brewing. He also ''stands'' there as Dr. Wily welded a door shut, and once he left, trying to ''punch'' his way out.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Say what you will about [[AccidentalInnuendo some other incidences,]] but there is ''no way in hell'' that Ruby-Spears ''couldn't'' have known what they were doing with this line:

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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Say what you will about [[AccidentalInnuendo some other incidences,]] but there is ''no way in hell'' that Ruby-Spears ''couldn't'' have known what they were doing with this line:



** Also Cut Man.

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** %%** Also Cut Man.



* GoneToTheFuture: Mega Man in "Future Shock".

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* GoneToTheFuture: Mega Man in "Future Shock". He think Dr. Light is lost in time after trying to save his life by pushing him into the time machine and sending him into the future by a minute. He goes into into time to search for him. In truth, Dr. Light is thrown from the machine before Mega Man sent the time machine into the future.
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* AndroidsArePeopleToo: Mega Man and Roll are treated no differently from humans in the show.

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* AndroidsArePeopleToo: AndroidsArePeopleToo:
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Mega Man and Roll are treated no differently from humans in the show.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Mega sees Roll as this at times.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: AnnoyingYoungerSibling:
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Mega sees Roll as this at times.times since she wants to help him fight Wily's robots despite not being redesign to be a warrior.



* AscendedExtra: Dark Man, the robot posing as Proto Man in ''5'', gets two major parts in two episodes, a pretty cool voice, an awesome power, and he's even competent to boot!

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* AscendedExtra: AscendedExtra:
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Dark Man, the robot posing as Proto Man in ''5'', gets two major parts in two episodes, a pretty cool voice, an awesome power, and he's even competent to boot!



* BadFuture: The one in "Future Shock", in which Wily has nearly taken over the entire world in the span of thirty or so years.

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* BadFuture: BadFuture:
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The one in "Future Shock", in which Wily has nearly taken over the entire world in the span of thirty or so years.



* BadassCape: Pharaoh Man sports one.

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* BadassCape: BadassCape:
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Pharaoh Man sports one.



* BerserkButton: Don't hurt Roll or Rush, lest you want Mega to ventilate you.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Don't hurt Roll or Rush, lest you want Mega to ventilate you.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Mega Man qualifies for this, but Roll does too, especially when she [[spoiler: finds out that Top Man was just using her and pretended to like her.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: BewareTheNiceOnes:
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Mega Man qualifies for this, as this. He is polite, kind to everyone he meets, and is always willing to help, but he's merciless towards Wily's robots. He blows them up and destroys them in some times amusing ways.
**
Roll does too, is this too. She is sweet and kind, although a little temperamental. She is also just as merciless as her brother when it comes to fighting Wily, especially when she [[spoiler: finds out that Top Man was just using her and pretended to like her.]]



* BigBrotherBully: Proto Man is this quite a bit...
** BigBrotherInstinct: ...though occasionally he does help Mega, unintentionally or not.
*** Mega Man is this to his sister Roll to the point that in the pilot episode he is crushed by a monorail train protecting her. In the same episode he tells a lie, something that robots are supposedly incapable of doing, to save Roll from being reprogrammed.

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* BigBrotherBully: Proto Man. He lives to destroy his baby brother.
* BigBrotherInstinct:
** Proto
Man is can also be this quite a bit...
** BigBrotherInstinct: ...though
at times. He occasionally he does help Mega, helps Mega during his battles, unintentionally or not.
*** ** Mega Man is this to towards his sister Roll to the point that in the pilot episode he is crushed by a monorail train protecting her. In the same episode he tells a lie, something that robots are supposedly incapable of doing, to save Roll from being reprogrammed.



** Tar of the Lion Men's pretty tall, too.
* {{Bishonen}}: Mega Man, sort of.
** Proto Man qualifies too.

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** %%** Tar of the Lion Men's pretty tall, too.
* %%* {{Bishonen}}: Mega Man, sort of.
** %%** Proto Man qualifies too.



* BondVillainStupidity: Dr. Wily's had his moments. One that comes to mind was in "20,000 Leaks Under the Sea". After pulling off a clever {{plan}}, he managed to trap our heroes in a fake laboratory building that was in fact an enormous robot which then took them underwater. We later find out that he had a self-destruct for the building that he could've just used right at the start and kill them all before they even realized anything was wrong. Instead, he trapped them in an AgonyBeam while gloating about his plan, eventually leaving them to their fate, enabling them to make their escape. Not only that, but he apparently left some tools behind that Dr. Light was able to use to help them escape.
** Despite Wily and his robots being somewhat GenreSavvy they missed several opportunities to outright kill Mega Man. In ''Campus Commandos'' the Robot Masters had Mega Man at their mercy twice. The first time they locked him in a closet and the second time they tied him to gears in a clock and left him alone. In ''Brain Bot'' they handcuffed Mega Man to the floor and was going to crush him, but they again left him alone instead of staying to make sure he died. In "Showdown at Red Gulch" they had Mega Man completely at their mercy after they knocked him out, but instead of finishing him they tied him to a horse and sent him off into the desert.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Happens quite a few times across the series to both humans and robots.
** To give perspective, all the main characters (including the villains) have been brainwash at least once.

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* BondVillainStupidity: BondVillainStupidity:
**
Dr. Wily's had his moments. One that comes to mind was in "20,000 Leaks Under the Sea". After pulling off a clever {{plan}}, he managed to trap our heroes in a fake laboratory building that was in fact an enormous robot which then took them underwater. We later find out that he had a self-destruct for the building that he could've just used right at the start and kill them all before they even realized anything was wrong. Instead, he trapped them in an AgonyBeam while gloating about his plan, eventually leaving them to their fate, enabling them to make their escape. Not only that, but he apparently left some tools behind that Dr. Light was able to use to help them escape.
** Despite Wily and his robots being somewhat GenreSavvy they missed several opportunities to outright kill Mega Man. In ''Campus Commandos'' the Robot Masters had Mega Man at their mercy twice. The first time they locked him in a closet and the second time they tied him to gears in a clock and left him alone. In ''Brain Bot'' they handcuffed Mega Man to the floor and was going to crush him, but they again left him alone instead of staying to make sure he died. In "Showdown ''Showdown at Red Gulch" Gulch'' they had Mega Man completely at their mercy after they knocked him out, but instead of finishing him they tied him to a horse and sent him off into the desert.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Happens quite a few times across the series to both humans and robots.
**
robots. To give perspective, all the main characters (including the villains) have been brainwash at least once.



* BriefAccentImitation: Mega does this while under Wily's control in "Mega-Pinocchio".

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* BriefAccentImitation: BriefAccentImitation:
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Mega does this while under Wily's control in "Mega-Pinocchio"."Mega-Pinocchio". He takes on Wily's German accent.



* ButtMonkey: Cut Man, considering he's almost always the first one to be defeated, or to take the most pain in the episode.
** Taken to ridiculous heights [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZdEZSsIZIs here]]! You really feel sorry for the guy.

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* ButtMonkey: Cut Man, considering he's almost always the first one to be defeated, or to take the most pain in the episode.
** Taken
episode. It's taken to ridiculous heights [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZdEZSsIZIs here]]! You really feel sorry for the guy.



* CanonForeigner: The humans besides Light and Wily, and the cartoon-exclusive robots.
** The Lion Men and Lotos the Genie, too.

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* CanonForeigner: The humans besides Light and Wily, and the cartoon-exclusive robots.
**
robots. The Lion Men and Lotos the Genie, too.



* CaptainObvious: Wood Man.

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* CaptainObvious: CaptainObvious:
**
Wood Man.Man's infamous line about Mega Man not liking them as she shoots at them. Photo lampshades that Wily didn't give him too much intelligence.



* {{Catchphrase}}: Mega's "Sizzling circuits!"
** Cut Man had "I'll cut you down to size" and "I'm on the ''cutting'' edge".
*** One other semi-common one "I'm going to make paper dolls out of you."

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* {{Catchphrase}}: {{Catchphrase}}:
**
Mega's "Sizzling circuits!"
** Cut Man had "I'll cut you down to size" and "I'm on the ''cutting'' edge".
*** One other
edge". Another semi-common one one, "I'm going to make paper dolls out of you."



* CatsAreMean: The Lion Men.

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* CatsAreMean: The Lion Men. Humanoid lions that can turn humans into lion slaves. Their goal is to take over the world, naturally.



* TheChessmaster: Wily took this role in "The Big Shake" thanks to a microtransmitter; Dr. Light noted how he was always one step ahead of them.

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* TheChessmaster: TheChessmaster:
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Wily took this role in "The Big Shake" thanks to a microtransmitter; Dr. Light noted how he was always one step ahead of them.



* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Mega Man. Guess it's that strong sense of justice.
* CoDragons: When Tar of the Lion Men took over, Wily and Light briefly became his dragons.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Mega Man.Man can't resist saving people, even if it means letting Wily get away. Guess it's that strong sense of justice.
* CoDragons: CoDragons:
**
When Tar of the Lion Men took over, Wily and Light briefly became his dragons.
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* LikeADuckTakesToWater: The Lion Men grasp technology fairly well, despite thinking planes are giant silver birds.



* TheUnfrozenCavemanLawyer: The Lion Men grasp technology fairly well, despite thinking planes are giant silver birds.
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** More than one publication has even mistaken the show for an anime. This included the PlayStation2 version of ''Mega Man Anniversary Collection'' and the Fox Family channel, which aired the show on their Anime Hour.

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** More than one publication has even mistaken the show for an anime. This included the PlayStation2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 version of ''Mega Man Anniversary Collection'' and the Fox Family channel, which aired the show on their Anime Hour.
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