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-->''InAWorld covered by endless water...''

''Rockman DASH'' in Japan, is a 1997 Playstation game that was Capcom's first attempt to take the franchise into 3D. The storyline revolves around "Mega Man Volnutt" and his friends/surrogate family Roll and Barrel Caskett -- a team of "Diggers" exploring the ruins left by the {{Precursors}} searching for energy-generating refractors that are more precious than gold in their ScavengerWorld. Opposing them are the Bonne Family, a trio of IneffectualSympatheticVillain Pirates. Other foes include Glyde, a pirate who hates Teisel Bonne's guts, Bola and Claymore, two former pirates/bounty hunters who [[BadassGrandpa kick some serious ass, despite being very old]], and others.

* ''Legends 1'' is about Volnutt and the Casketts fighting to keep the Bonnes from destroying an island town to steal an ancient treasure buried there, while uncovering the secret behind a centennial catastrophe about to befall it. This game was rereleased on the {{Nintendo 64}} under the title ''[[SuperTitle64Advance Mega Man 64]]''.
* The sequel, ''Legends 2'', picks up a year after the end of the previous game, with Volnutt and the Casketts having beaten Juno and the Bonnes. The game introduces Glyde, Bola, and Claymore as three more rivals to Volnutt, along with the mysterious Yuna and Sera. The plot revolves around the mysteries surrounding Volnutt, Juno, and the origins of both Elysium and Terra.
* There was also a prequel called ''The Misadventures of Tron Bonne'' in which Tron and her [[MechaMooks Servbots]] have to go on a crime spree to save her brothers Teisel and Bon from Glyde.
* In 2008, a new game in the series was released on cell phones in Japan, ''Rockman DASH Big 5 Island Adventure''. The game is a midquel, taking place between the first and second games of the series, and rumors claim that the game might see a release on {{WiiWare}} or [=DSiware=] like the formerly-cell-phone only ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]''.
* On September 29, 2010, Capcom Europe [[http://www.themmnetwork.com/2010/09/29/mega-man-legends-3-announced-for-nintendo-3ds/ confirmed]] ''Legends 3'' as a Nintendo3DS title almost 10 years after the release of ''Legends 2''... Unfortunately, on July 18, 2011, Capcom announced that, due to the vague reason of not meeting required criteria, the project had been [[http://www.capcom-unity.com/devroom/blog/2011/07/18/a_message_from_capcom cancelled,]] with the SuspiciouslySpecificDenial that it had nothing to do with sacking KeijiInafune. What made it worse was that Inafune even [[http://t.co/FTqmlOBW offered to help finish the game, only for Capcom to refuse.]] Fans were not amused.

Unlike the other games in the series, ''Legends'' is more of an adventure game with loads of exploration and character interaction, as opposed to the hardcore side-scrolling shooters the other games are, and many parallels can be drawn between its gameplay and the gameplay of the 3D installments of Nintendo's ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' franchise. In aesthetic and themes, it's very obviously influenced by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki films, specifically ''CastleInTheSky''. In fact, the Reaverbots, the ancient robots found in the ruins of the game, are quite obvious [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to the robots in ''CastleInTheSky''. Likewise, the archetypes of an adventurous boy, a strong female and lost civilizations are very much present as well.

Despite the small amount of games, characters from this series have made more appearances in CapcomVsWhatever titles than all the other series combined. [[note]][[StealthPun Notably]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Tron Bonne]][[/note]]
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!!Tropes:
* AbridgedSeries: For both ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo1Y6KTHDt4 Legends]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbFQadB5eBE Legends 2]]''[[note]]Both are made by a Troper, so expect a lot of direct trope references.[[/note]]
* AccidentalPervert: Mega Man seems to fit this trope to a tee. Both of the main games involve optional events where Mega Man ends up walking in on Roll when she's undressed.
** In ''Legends 1'', Mega Man walks in on Roll while she is in her room changing, and in ''Legends 2'', he enters the bathroom just as Roll is getting out of the bathtub. Both times are completely accidental ([[LampshadeHanging although in her diary Roll wonders if Mega Man is doing it on purpose since it happened twice]]).
*** In both games, [[AllMenArePerverts Mega Man pumps his fist triumphantly after leaving the room, and you get the short music of a goal accomplished]] [[FridgeLogic which calls into question]] [[SarcasmMode how accidental it was]]. Note that the fist bump was removed in the English version of ''Legends 1'', but maintained in the N64 port.
** Also, in ''Legends 2'', Tron Bonne is left [[ClothingDamage naked when her clothes burn off]] when the robot she was piloting explodes after a fight with Mega Man. The camera is on Mega Man as Tron questions why he is just staring blankly at her until one of her [[MechaMooks Servbots]] points out to her that she is [[NakedPeopleAreFunny Naked]].
** Also from ''Legends 2'', not so much GettingCrapPastTheRadar as the radar having a huge blind spot is Sera's visible (although not frontal) nudity at Forbidden Island.
** In the first game, checking the bookstore in town will have him come across a Dirty Magazine, which ''might'' be fun to read... but people could see!
* AffablyEvil:
** Mega Man Juno is polite and calm and sounds like he's taking out the trash when he speaks of genocide. There's no malice at all in his actions.
** The Bonnes definitely count. In particular, the [[MascotMook Servbots]], who start a burger restaurant in the first game, and write friendly, polite letters to Mega Man in the second one.
* AfterTheEnd: It's been a while, certainly, but The End has definitely come and gone. [[EpilepticTrees Several times, if you put it in the main Mega Man timeline.]]
* ArmCannon: The famous Mega-Buster along with several of the other upgradable weapons that can be equipped.
* ArmsAndArmorThemeNaming: ''Legends 2'' has a pair of air-pirate {{Recurring Boss}}es named Bola and Klaymoor.
* ArtificialHuman:
** [[spoiler:Turns out ''everyone'' in the Legends series (except for Megs himself, a RidiculouslyHumanRobot) is a "Carbon." Mega Man and Data were charged with safeguarding the Master of the Ancients' DNA, presumably the last remaining sample of completely human genetic code.]]
** This has been given ForeShadowing in the [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' series, with humans and reploids being merged into a single species since the tensions between the two races were settled in the conclusion of the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series. Evidently, this [[GoneHorriblyWrong went horribly wrong]] and they made the similar-but-inferior servant/replacement Carbons somewhere along the line.]]
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Plenty of the boss robots are invulnerable in all but one spot. Luckily, it's almost always someplace you can lock onto. This goes double for the WakeUpCallBoss in the second game: the most obvious place to shoot is its thinly-armored head, but there's also an extra-vulnerable spike below its [[LiteralAssKicking rear exhaust ports]].
* {{Bowdlerization}}: Extremely minor overall (it was always a kids' game), but some things just couldn't [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar squeeze by the radar]] in the US. One such change: the "comic book" FetchQuest item in the first game is...something completely different. Jim's dialogue when you give it to him doesn't delve into the contents of this mysterious magazine (he only insists that you trade it for his [[ShoutOut X-Buster]]), and the item description only says the contents are a "secret".[[note]]The bikini-clad model on the cover makes it pretty obvious, though.[[/note]]
** Kind of interesting that they decided to change that in particular when one of the bookshelves (which has no specific graphical details) in the book store says it's full of dirty magazines. Volnutt wouldn't mind taking a peek at them if there weren't so many people around to see him do it.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The Bonnes at the end of the first game successfully make off with the island's treasure like they intended; Mega Man having other things to worry about as they did so. Sure, they lost everything, but the value of what they made off with allowed them to replenish their weapons and more.]]
* BagOfSpilling: Justified. An optional dialogue box in the opening cutscene of ''Legends 2'' can have Volnutt asking "What happened to my weapons?" I.e the special weapons and parts he would have obtained in the first game. Roll admits that cash was tight and that she needed to sell them to make ends meet.
* BeamSpam: The Mega Buster is completely customizable, letting you install parts to affect its stats. Should you choose to max out its firing speed and the shots it can fire without needing a moment to cool down, while ignoring its power stat, you get what is essentially an infinite spray of weak energy bullets. It works, too, in a pinch - most enemies lack MercyInvincibility.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: In ''Legends 2'', the Guildmaster is more than willingly to do this if the Birdbots manage to penetrate Nino Island. If they succeed, he will trigger the island's self destruct mechanism, killing everyone as a result. Naturally, this [[NonStandardGameOver ends your game]].
* {{Bishounen}}: Glyde, the Bonnes' nemesis (Their ''other'' nemesis) is a tall, slender, man with long blonde hair.
* {{BFG}}: The Active Buster and Powered Buster special weapons. Mega Man looks unwieldy swinging around a gun as tall as he is.
* BleachedUnderpants: Averted; character artist for the series, Hideki Ishikawa, made RuleThirtyFour of the characters.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Every instance of the name "Rock" [[spoiler: and later Rockman]] was replaced with Mega Man. So a 14 year old kid's first name is Mega Man. Okay. It gets worse when [[TheReveal the reveal]] comes along, and it turns out his name is coincidentally still Mega Man. (''Legends 2'' attempts to rectify this by saying Roll named him after her [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic favorite video game character.]]) It gets even more awkward when your main weapon is called the "{{VideoGame/Mega Man|Classic}} Buster".
** The [[ShoutOut shout out to the]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX Z-Saber]] was mistranslated as the "Zetsabre".
* BootstrappedTheme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v07PY14Zyw&feature=related Flutter vs The Gesellschaft]], which has used as a theme for the series in nearly every reference to the series since, including [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX1NdUbU6iI Tatsunoko vs Capcom]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-stN8CDCqI Marvel vs Capcom 3]].
* BreakoutCharacter: Tron, who went from being one of the antagonists to having her own spinoff game and being featured in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[MarvelvsCapcom3 3: Fate of Two Worlds]]'', ''NamcoXCapcom'' and ''ProjectXZone''. She's made more appearances than ''Trigger'' has.
* BrickJoke:
** ''Legends 1'' gives us this exchange:
-->'''Teisel Bonne:''' Then that will be our new {{plan}}! We'll wait for him to open the Main Gate-- we'll let him keep whatever he finds until then! He'll see-- it'll be the Bonnes who'll have the last laugh [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall in this game]]!
** Fast forward to the post credits [[TheStinger stinger]]:
-->'''Teisel Bonne:''' Who would've thought there was [[spoiler:such a huge refractor]] down there, and all we had to do was just wander in and pick it up! I told you we'd have the last laugh! Ha ha ha ha ha ha...!
* CameraLockOn: As mentioned above, Mega Man's lock on ability is similar to Link's.
* CatchPhrase: "Miss Tron!", said by every Servbot.
* ChekhovsGunman: ''Data'' of all people. He starts the series as a little mechanical monkey who can save your progress, restore your life/weapon energy, and claims to have known you for a while, but for the longest time has no other significance in the plot. He becomes a ''huge'' part of the story starting at the end of the first game.
* CherryTapping: Inverted and only accessible if the player invokes it onto him/herself. In ''Legends 2'', when Roll is accompanying Mega Man to the first ruins, trying to use the Lifter on Roll will result in her slapping Mega Man, doing a ''very'' tiny amount of damage. Do this enough and...
** You can carry one special weapon at a time. Unequip it, and Mega Man will resort (in [=MML1=]) to a kick that inflicts minimal damage on anything that's not an empty soda can. It can be used to defeat enemies.
* ClothingDamage: In ''Legends 2'', Tron Bonne is declothed from an explosion right in front of Mega Man. The whole ordeal takes place off-screen, but it is still humorous to see Mega Man's expression, and hear Tron's embarrassment.
* CoolAirship: The ''Flutter'' used by the protagonists, and the Bonnes' ''Gesellschaft''.
* CraniumRide: A method to defeat Marlwolf. He tries swatting you off, which inflicts severe damage if he does.
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: Apparently, [[spoiler:the Master and all of Elysium's inhabitants, lived in a perfect age and artificial world in space, right after the ZX series, complete with no pain, war nor famine, and all wore togas in a very Roman utopian future. Whether Refractors count as the spires, mileage may vary, yet it doesn't help the fact that the PerfectPacifistPeople grew so bored that they got bored to death.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Legends 2'' is this to ''Legends'', but that's to be expected considering its deeper plot.
* [[DarkSkinnedRedhead Dark Skinned]] [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Greenhead]]: The Mother Units in 2, as well as their Servitors.
* [[DatingCatwoman Dating Batman]]: Tron keeps falling for Volnutt whenever they meet and aren't trying to shoot each other. Sadly, he hasn't a clue.
* DegradedBoss: The first boss in ''Legends'' reappears as a two-armed Hammuru Doll in one of the portals. However, it also behaves differently due to terrain layout.
* DoomedProtagonist: [[spoiler:Mega Man and Yuna have been up there for a decade now.]]
* DownerEnding: By the end of ''Legends 2'', [[spoiler:Roll and Tron are epically failing at making a space program to retrieve Mega Man, who's stuck on Elysium with Yuna (who's still in Roll's mom's body) and Sera - and the three of them are most likely at the mercy of the Elder System, whose Reaverbots (or commands for the existing Reaverbots) may be more on the [[KillAllHumans "Kill All Carbons"]] side than the Ancients we've seen.]]
* DropPod: Used to get Mega Man to Forbidden Island.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: The [[FrickingLaserBeams Shining Laser]]. Though it costs a hell of a lot of money to fully upgrade, once you do you've basically got an infinite-ammo DeathRay that can down almost all enemies, up to and including both games' FinalBoss, in mere ''seconds''. The only thing that prevents it from truly being in GameBreaker territory is that in both games, you don't gain the necessary parts to build it until you're practically at the end anyway.
* EmptyRoomPsych: The power plant in the first game.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: During the siege of Saul Kada, Teisel steals the town's supplies, except the toilet paper. That would be barbaric.
** And then the Bonnes save Mega Man from Juno. Killing off an island of people is too far for them.
** The Bonnes as villains have always been [[LovableRogue thieves]], not murderers.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Mega Man Juno again. Race memory from [[HeyItsThatVoice his Japanese VA having voiced]] [[{{Slayers}} Xelloss]] beforehand? You decide.
** He does, for a very short time, have his eyes open when he first awakens.
* ForcedTutorial: In the original game, in ''The Misadventures of Tron Bonne'', and to a lesser extent in ''Legends 2''. Also suffers from CaptainObvious and StopHelpingMe.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: An unusually obvious example, with a painting in the museum directly showing [[spoiler: the final boss battle with Juno.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Roll Caskett and Tron Bonne.
* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: The test in the second game has questions about real world events, rather than events in the MML world. Subjects ranged from history, pop culture, music, sports, even math questions, among others.
-->'''Question:''' What was the name of the first album released by ''Hewey Lewis and the News''?
** GuideDangIt: ''No one'' will know the answers to these questions without a lifetime of research on ''every'' subject or without [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/197897-mega-man-legends-2/faqs/9385 consulting a guide.]]
* GoldfishPoopGang: Bola and Klaymoor from ''Legends 2''.
* GlobalCurrency: Zenny. See also ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork''.
* HeroInsurance: Averted; you have to pay to rebuild buildings that are destroyed in boss battles (including buildings you need to complete the game).
* HeWasRightThereAllAlong: The boss of the second subgate in ''Legends''. A short, yellow pillar that Roll "doesn't pick up any readings" from when you first see it, a HumongousMecha the next time you enter the room.
* HumongousMecha: Largely the province of the Reaverbots, though the Bonnes keep coming close.
** In terms of sheer size and firepower, Tron's masterpieces probably top even the biggest Reaverbots. Bruno and the Gesellschaft, to name two especially colossal ones.
** Let's not forget the giant dinosaur found in Saul Kada in the second game, which is bigger than Bruno by a good margin.
** The biggest so far would have to be the Colossus Reaverbot that serves as the endgame boss of ''The Misadventures of Tron Bonne''. It's so big that the battle against it takes place ''on the shoulders/head of the Reaverbot itself''. Heck, it's so big that its HitPoint bar goes off-screen.
* InAWorld: The beginning of the first game. "In a world covered by endless water..."
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Teisel Bonne
** The other games in the series prove that the Bonnes are competent. They're simply [[spoiler:fighting against a highly advanced precursor combat android in the Legends games.]]
*** The other games prove that ''Tron'' is competent. Bon has the excuse of being a baby. Teisel doesn't.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Traditionally, the Shining Laser (especially once you've sunk enough Zenny into its energy capacity to make it infinite). Easy Mode playthroughs also hand you a Buster Part that turns the default weapon into one.
** The second game version of the Shining Laser turned out to be even ''more'' powerful than the first version. That's saying something, considering the original version with full upgrades could down the final boss in '''four seconds of fire'''.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: Bon Bonne, despite [[TheUnintelligible only having two syllables to work with]], can get some astonishingly complex points across when necessary.
* InvincibleMinorMinion: The Servbots.
** Partially averted - you ''can'' blast them until they fry and turn a charred, burnt color. After which you can kick them for health.
* InvisibleMonsters: The first game has the Blue Sharukurusu in the Lake Ruins. As if the regular green versions weren't [[DemonicSpiders tough enough already]], these blue ones will remain invisible until they are near you. Which is probably a few seconds away from impaling you. Nothings screams "Nightmare Fuel" when you hear Reaverbot footsteps and you can't see the enemy until it's too late...
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: An odd non-romantic example. Roll seems to realize who the amnesiac "Joe" really is, but doesn't reveal the truth because it might ruin the life he's made for himself with a new family.
* KarmaMeter: Volnutt's armor can gradually turn black as he [[KickTheDog abuses local fauna]] or conducts other selfish acts (even going straight to jet black for stealing a business loan the Servbots take out, if you decide not to return it to the police instead). This generally nets him higher store and upgrade prices, but is necessary in 2 to get a weapon component (sadly, not to the InfinityPlusOneSword).
** Note that in the first game, adopting cats, being nice to Roll, and completing sidequests for the citizens of Kattelox brightens your armor up again. The second game's primary route of redemption was making massive cash donations to the church; prices go down and your reputation betters if you lighten your armor past the default shade, becoming [[FanNickname Light Mega Man]].
*** In the first game you can kick a can in one of the first areas behind a shop's counter in order to get money for "recycling", and doing this for a while will turn Mega Man darker, but without any negative effects. A similar can kicking into a garbage for money is in Legends 2, but it doesn't have the same effect.
* KickTheDog: As mentioned directly above, the game lets you invoke this quite literally. You can kick the dogs in the industrial district of Kattlelox, causing your KarmaMeter to go down, and your armor to turn black. Other, less literal, KickTheDog opportunities are also available, such as keeping stolen money as opposed to returning it.
** The Japanese version of the first game allows you to kick Paprika away from Tron instead of just talking to him.
* KillAllHumans: The few reploids left aside from Trigger, along with the remaining mechaniloids, are still carrying out their "keep the servant species Carbons in from [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turning against their masters]]" orders, despite the masters having died of natural causes ages ago.
* LargeHam: Teisel Bonne:
--> "I ''said...'' ''CLOOOOSE'' the ''HAAAATCH!!!''"
* LawOfDisproportionateResponse: In the first game, Teisel has no interest in getting involved with the raiding, he claims he left that to Bon and Tron. Then he goes to turn on his favorite TV show, only to find it has been interrupted by an emergency news cast of Mega Man saving the town. Teisel does not take this well.
* LeftHanging: With the cancellation of Part 3, doesn't look Part 2 will ever get resolved.
* LethalJokeItem: The Drill arm in ''2''. See the GameBreaker entry for more info.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Mega Man Volnutt and Roll Caskett.
** Except that [[spoiler: Reading Roll's diary near the end of the second game reveals that she does ''not'' think of the relationship as this (or at least wishes it was something more).]]
* LoanShark: Lex Loath, the Bonne family's exasperated money lender and antagonist of ''Misadventures''.
* LostTechnology: Collecting the stuff is much of a [[ScavengerWorld digger's job description]]. They go after [[PowerCrystal refractors]] since all machines in the world run on them, they're [[EnergyEconomy good as cash]] [[GlobalCurrency the world over]], other technological specimens they're seen gathering include scraps of [[MadeOfIndestructium unreproducible alloys]], technical or weapon schematics, parts, and [[InWorkingOrder assembly kits]], when they're not just poking around for [[AdventurerArchaeologist historical clues]]. Then there's [[KillerRobot robotic guardians]] of the [[DungeonCrawling ruin sites]], the workings, much less the function of [[ForgottenSuperweapon most]] ruins themselves, the [[BigBad final]] [[SealedEvilInACan bosses]] of the games, even [[spoiler:[[SealedGoodInACan the protagonist himself]], and his dancing [[NeuroVault pet monkey]].]] [[LostTechnology Lost technology]] is so prevalent in Legends a game of [[OneDegreeOfSeparation one degree of separation]] with it won't be easy to lose.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: One of Bon Bonne's attacks.
** Mega Man Volnutt can also do this with the Active Buster, especially if it's fully upgraded.
* MechaMooks: Reaverbots, Servbots, Birdbots...it's safe to say that Volnutt shoots mechanical objects almost exclusively. (Tron? Not so much.)
* MechanicalEvolution
* MishMashMuseum: The first floor alternates paintings and sculptures, and the second floor displays items that you collected when digging (or won from a TV show).
* MissionControl: Roll Caskett [[spoiler:and later Yuna.]]
* MoneySpider: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. Quantum refractors are the GlobalCurrency. They're also a vital power source, both for civilization's technology and for the Reaverbots themselves. The larger the refractor, the more power it generates and the greater its value.
* [[MrFixit Ms Fix It]]: Things don't stay broken around Roll Caskett; vehicles, equipment, and weapons. Roll fixes all of them to help Mega Man while Digging or fighting pirates. Anything broken she can set her hands on at all is her hobby.
* NakedFirstImpression: Sera is completely nude when she is first seen by Mega Man [[spoiler: when he unintentionally frees her at the center of the Forbidden Island]] in ''Legends 2''.
* NeuroVault: [[spoiler:Data, for Trigger, ''himself'' the amnesiac caretaker of the last pure human DNA]].
* NintendoHard: Both main games (on their standard difficulties) aren't particularly hard, but the Class S Digger's Test in the sequel more than makes up for it.
* NonStandardGameOver: Can happen a few times:
** In ''Legends 1'', there are two occasions where Mega Man has to shoot down enemies and a boss (two bosses the second time round) from atop of a vehicle. If the vehicle is destroyed, then it is a GameOver, regardless of Mega Man's remaining health.
** Then in ''Legends 2'', there are several battles where Mega Man must protect Nino Island from the Birdbots. If they get in, the Guildmaster [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled activates the self destruct mechanism, killing everyone]].
** And then [[spoiler:failing to escape Glyde's base in time]].
** And similarly to the ''Legends 1'' example above, [[spoiler:if your train is destroyed in the Calinca train battle]].
* NoPronunciationGuide: In Japan, "Bonne" is pronounced "bone" (and is spelled the same way). The English releases pronounce it "Bonne", as in "bonnet", but then the later English releases (such as ''MarvelVsCapcom3'') revert back to "bone".
* TheNotLoveInterest:
** Of course not, since they are....wait....[[ClingyJealousGirl why should you be angry with Tron's advance, Roll]]?
** In 2, if the player bought all the gifts for Roll, didn't let her take damage in the [[spoiler:Yosyonke snowfields]], and viewed the [[AccidentalPervert bathroom scene]], her final diary entry (only viewable if the player travels back from [[spoiler: Elysium]])[[spoiler: outright states that she loves him.]] This is heavily hinted in the main story, it's never stated except in that optional diary entry.
* OhCrap: In the first game, when Mega Man finally destroys the Gesselschaft and the Focke-Wulf, he and Roll suddenly realize [[spoiler: that the Bonnes didn't eject from it.]]
* OrphanedSeries: For a long time, until 2008, where Japanese cell phones got a new game, and late 2010, with ''Legends 3'' being announced on the 3DS and again after that.
** Then it got [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By The Videogame Company]] and got canceled again.
* ParentalAbandonment: Roll. It doesn't help that [[spoiler:her dad's gotten a whole new family trying to rebuild his post-amnesia life and that her mom's currently being [[GrandTheftMe bodyjacked]] by an Ancient that's currently stuck on Elysium.]]
* PayingForTheActionScene: After Mega Man stops a pirate attack on the city in Mega Man Legends, he can contribute to the city rebuilding fund to help repair the damage the pirates caused during the attack.
* PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling: In the B-class ruins in ''2'', one enemy configuration has a single giant gold Reaverbot that, with an S License, drops 10,000 Zenny per kill, goes down with a single Buster shot after being thrown with the [[LethalJokeItem Lifter]], and, unlike practically every other enemy in the game, respawns when you leave and come back to the room it's in. Because said ruin comes up fairly early in the game and a skilled player with a fully-upgraded Vacuum Arm can net around 50,000 Zenny per ''minute'' this way, farming this guy for an hour or two can get you enough cash to upgrade all of your weapons and items to a point where the rest of the game becomes trivial at best.
* PolygonCeiling: Though not as bad as most examples of the trope, a lot of people still took issue with the third-person action-RPG nature of the game, along with some slight control issues.
* {{Precursors}}: We're not quite sure if they count as [[NeglectfulPrecursors Neglectful]] or [[AbusivePrecursors Abusive]], but they were there. [[spoiler:Apparently, in layers.]]
* PunishmentBox: In ''The Missadventures of Trone Bonn'' some servbots sometimes disobey you; when it happens Tron sends them to the punishment chamber (a minigame that is essentially about applying {{Video Game Cruelty Potential}} to the servbot).
* RescueRomance: What made Tron fall for Mega Man? Him saving her from a dog.
* RetiredBadass: Bola in ''Legends 2'', if only Klaymoor wouldn't keep pulling him in for [[TheCaper one last score]]...
* RidiculousFutureSequelisation: One of the purchasable items in ''2'' is a cartridge for ''[[Franchise/ResidentEvil Resident Evil 43]]''.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Taken to a new extreme: [[spoiler:Ridiculously Human Robot Humans. Or something. The original Japanese is a bit clearer on this, but every "human" character is a Carbon - a [[MechanicalEvolution descendant of artificially created humans]] meant to populate Terra as long as the Master was around. Then he stopped being around, so the other Ancients want to [[InferredHolocaust "re-initialize" Terra]] to bulldoze the Carbons and dig their kind out of whatever dormancy they're in.]] See Tomato In The Dyson Sphere below for the short version.
* [[RollerbladeGood Rollerblade]]/[[RocketBoots Rocket Boots]]: Roll's able to make Mega Man a pair of shoes that have built in rocket-propelled roller skates. Which he's able to walk and run in without issue. [[ItWillNeverCatchOn Maybe because]] they [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heelys balance on the heels]].
* SexyWalk: Most likely unintentional, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8YW1Xymp6M Mega Man]] has one - a rare male example.
* ShockwaveStomp: Most of the bosses[[note]]mainly the massive ones, although Mega Man Juno's first form is a notable exception[[/note]] can do this in one way or another, which Mega Man has to jump over. One paticular example is at the end of the second game; [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel Sera]]'s shockwave is too high to jump over, and has to be avoided by [[spoiler:''literally siderolling through it'']].
* TheSiege: The Bonnes' preferred method of extortion, often leading to Mega Man having to shell out for repairs to damaged/destroyed buildings.
* [[ShoutOut Shout In]]: While conventional {{Shout Out}}s to earlier games exist in droves (from a Classic series mini-cartoon playing on a bar's TV to the Z(et)sabre and X-Buster showing up as weapon materials), Legends has the rare condition of having exponentially more cameo appearances than actual games (many being Volnutt, Roll, Tron, the Servbots, and Juno appearing in CapcomVsWhatever games and in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Battle Network]]'' scenery).
** There's also the notable Servbot heads in ''both DeadRising'' games.
* SmashMook: Hammuru Dolls and Jaiwan.
* SuicidalGotcha: ''Legends 1''[='s=] tutorial ruin ends with Mega Man pulling one.
* SuperTitle64Advance: The Nintendo 64 version of the first ''Legends'' is (rather appropriately) titled ''Mega Man 64''.
* TakeYourTime:
** In ''Legends 1'', [[spoiler:Mega Man Juno is going to "purge" the island! You have to chase and stop him! Oh, that's right, you can go back to the surface and finish up any unfinished sidequests and partake in any TV show minigames, it's not like Juno will purge the island anytime soon...]]
** And then in ''Legends 2'', [[spoiler:oh look, Sera is off to the Elysium to activate the "Carbon Reinitialization Program" [[KillEmAll and wipe out the entire population]] of Terra... what's that? You want to run around farming Reaverbots for zenny for several hours? All right, we won't stop you...]]
*** Except [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that case since [[spoiler:when you reach the final boss chamber, Sera reveals she ''could'' have activated the Carbon Reinitialization Program at any time. However, she decided to wait for Mega Man Trigger to show up because she wanted to personally defeat him first, believing this would resolve her feelings of jealousy over the Master's favoritism towards him.]]
* TankControls: Mega Man can turn while moving, but only barely, which puts him two generations ahead of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games on the same console. But he still has trouble with free movement.
* TerribleTrio: The three members of the Bonne family definitely fit this.
* ThirdIs3D: [[{{Cancellation}} Well, that was the plan, anyway.]]
** Also applies to the series as a whole, being the third series after the original and VideoGame/MegaManX.
* TitleDrop: The Japanese version's TomatoInTheMirror at the end of the first game is the first time the term "[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Rockman]]" is used.
* TitleScream: "THE MISADVENTURES OF TRON BONNE!"
* TremorTrampoline: A minor case happens during the cutscene before the first fight against Tron in the first game; she lands her robot quite hard that it literally bounces Mega Man off his feet. Averted during actual gameplay, though, as hard impacts from large foes like that create damaging shockwaves that have to be jumped over.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The hybrid human/reploid people knew damn well how risky making the Carbons was, so they set up all sorts of failsafes designed to wipe out the Carbons if they went rogue, or if their numbers reached a certain point. Then the human part of the human/reploid people died out, taking the reploids with them due to symbiosis or something, and the Carbons built a civilization of their own. The failsafes interpret this as a rebellion. Oops.
* [[TomatoInTheMirror Tomato In The Dyson Sphere]]: How is Volnutt the only one who can understand Data? Simple: [[spoiler:he's a RidiculouslyHumanRobot]]. Everyone else? [[spoiler: Artificially cloned by a race of {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s with orders to KillEmAll upon the last real human's death.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Tron Bonne
* VerbalTic: Birdbots' "ku-keh!", Appo and Dah's random laughter, and so on.
* ViciousCycle: The plot of the first game.
* VictoryFakeout:
** The ''first boss'' only just subverts this. Mega Man Volnutt defeats it, but the boss decides to go for round two and follows him outside, but Volnutt only just gets away in the Flutter.
** Much later on, Volnutt finally destroys the Gesellschaft and the words '''MISSION COMPLETE''' appear, but then [[spoiler:the Bonnes reveals the Focke-Wulf, resulting in another boss battle]].
* {{Video Game 3D Leap}}
* VillainessesWantHeroes: Tron develops quite an interest in Mega Man as the series develops.
* VillainProtagonist: Tronne in her game. The main way she works to repair her family's debt is stealing stuff and selling it for cash.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Before Yakuto Krabbe there was Rush Mamboo, the ice-spewing [[FrickinLaserBeams laser-shooting]] elephant-sized Reaverbot, which also possesses one of THE longest life bars in any game ever. Seriously challenging for such an early boss.
** Teisel Bonne's first robot in the first game is a step up from previous bosses as well. Being the first boss that requires hitting a certain "sweet spot" to damage it, and attack another specific part of it to be able to reach the sweet spot in the first place. It's main attack can also decimate your shields and health and require you to have gotten used to the dodge roll.
* WarmUpBoss: The one-armed Hammuru Doll in 1, Jaiwan in 2. Both are {{Smash Mook}}s who move slowly, and their attacks are very easy to avoid.
* WolfpackBoss: The wolf-like Karumunas, when you fight 3 of them in the Clozer Woods Sub-Gate.
* WorthyOpponent: While initially having nothing but spite for him due to ruining their plans, Tiesel Bonne acknowledges Mega Man as this by the end of the first game.
* WrenchWench: Roll Casket
* YouAreNumberSix: The Servbots are all distinguished by numbers (the order in which Tron created them). In ''Misadventures'', you can give them names.
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