[[http://www.drunkduck.com/MMZ_After_Zero/ After Zero]] (full name ''VideoGame/MegaManZero: After Zero'') is a Mega Man fan-SpriteComic by Tropers/SomeNewGuy that utilizes the ''Zero'' and ''MegaManZX'' universes.
Taking place one year after the finale of ''Zero'', the story stars Elpizo, villain of ''Zero 2'', newly restored from a Cyber Elf to help fight off...[[MegaManZX Prometheus]]?! It starts as a simple "fight the EvilOverlord" plot, but as the story unfolds, it quickly becomes clear that there's more to this invasion then meets the eye. Who exactly is Prometheus? Why does he want to conquer the world? And why does he seem to fear Elpizo? These questions drive the plot, and its only the first season!
Be warned, this comic proudly [[PragmaticAdaptation makes the Mega Man canon its bitch]].
Due to a combination of issues, such as writer's block, lack of motivation, and a busy life schedule, the comic is currently on indefinite hiatus, though the author has ''not'' forgotten it and hopes to pick it back up one day.
[[Characters/AfterZero Now has a budding character sheet!]]
A possible written reboot is currently in development, but ''nowhere near'' even close to being ready.
!!This work contains examples of:
* AffablyEvil: Ekrail
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Staggroff]]
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Pretty much everyone. Elpizo is a kind, considerate man who tries to mask his [[TheAtoner immense guilt over his past crimes]] with a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky facade]], Prometheus is ''sane'' and a chessmaster, Vent and Aile are brooding and angsty and funloving and determined, respectively, Mantisk is a depraved chessmaster who methodically ruins his targets' lives before killing them purely for the lulz, [[spoiler:Pandora is a noble woman who leads the remnants of the Pantheon Units against her misguided brother, and actually shows some semblance of emotions ([[TheStoic though not much]])]]...it'd be easier to list the characters that ''don't'' apply.
* AreWeThereYet: Fefnir asked this multiple times during the Guardians' trek to the New Hunter base, much to Harpuia's detriment.
* TheAtoner: Elpizo and, to a slightly lesser extent, Harpuia.
* AxCrazy: Volteel, Volteel, ''Volteel''.
* BackFromTheBrink: Its established that the Prometheum is winning the current war by a large margin, but Elpizo and co have been slowly turning the tide.
* BigBad: Prometheus, currently.
* BigNo: Lev, after [[spoiler:Staggroff dies.]]
* BloodKnight: Fefnir, of course.
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Prometheus and Pandora, oddly enough.]]
* ContinuityNod: Lots.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Prometheus threatens to turn any who displease him into a metool.
* DeadpanSnarker: Elpizo, Sparky, and Lev.
* DiscontinuityNod: "And that's why I don't like talking about the Seventh Maverick War."
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Prometheus and Foxtar regularly reprimand Mantisk for his various atrocities. Makes you wonder why they even bother keeping him around.
* EvilCounterpart: Ekrail to Harpuia.
* [[FiveBadBand Four Bad Band]]: For season 1
** The BigBad: Prometheus
** TheDragon: Cubit Foxtar
** TheBrute: Deathtanz Mantisk
** The EvilGenius: Childre Inarabitta
** TheHero: Elpizo
** TheLancer: Leviathan /Harpuia
** TheBigGuy: Fefnir /Phantom
** TheSmartGuy: Harpuia /X
** TeamPet: Sparky
* FriendlyEnemy: Ekrail
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:Volteel]]
* HulkSpeak: Staggroff when in battle mode.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Harpuia
* MoralEventHorizon: Mantisk crosses it at least once in almost all of his appearances.
* MoralityPet: Alouette to Devilbat.
* NobleDemon: Prometheus, Foxtar and Ekrail.
* NoFourthWall: The holiday filler segments.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Leviathan prefers to be called Lev.
* PunctuatedPounding: [[http://www.drunkduck.com/MMZ_After_Zero/index.php?p=541939 STAY! AWAY! FROM! MY! FAMILY!]]
* TheRival: Omega to Elpizo.
* ScheduleSlip: Hasn't updated in ''over two years''.
* ShipTease: Between Elpizo and Leviathan.
* ShoutOut: To ''[[WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Doctor McNinja]]'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', and some others.
* TheStoic: [[spoiler:Pandora]]
* StupidEvil: Volteel has slaughtered his own squadron several times simply because he wanted to kill something.
* TookALevelInBadass: The [[strike:Resistence]] New Hunter infantry are ''much'' more competent then they were in the games.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Elpizo and Harpuia.
* WorthyOpponent: Ekrail