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->''"Hey, VideoGame/MegaMan! Wanna go do something stupid?"''
-->-- '''Bass'''

Probably the [[TropeCodifier most influential]] of all {{Sprite Comic}}s ever. Stands on three pillars: NoFourthWall, ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' and stupidity. Originally, it was intended to just be [[FillerStrips filler]] for a hand-drawn [[{{Webcomics}} comic]] the author was making, but the idiotic adventures of Mega Man and friends proved more popular, and the title characters were incorporated into the author's skewed vision of the Megaverse.

The bulk of the comic can be boiled down to a basic format; once a year, there would be a parodic retelling of one of the 8-bit ''Mega Man'' games, and once a year, a villain would show up and try to kill everyone. Filling the gaps are a mind-boggling amount of TimeTravel, {{Alternate Universe}}s, stupid antics, meta-interactions with the comic's author, and, of course, the titular Bob and George, two brothers who were a {{supervillain}} and {{superhero}} respectively before getting [[TrappedInAnotherWorld warped into the Megaman Universe]].

Ran daily (mostly) from April 1st, 2000, to July 28th, 2007, [[TropeMakers making]], [[TropeCodifier codifing]], [[{{Troperiffic}} abusing]], [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]], and generally [[PlayingWithATrope making tropes into all sorts of funny shapes]] throughout its [[WebcomicsLongRunners once-a-day, seven-year run]].

Can be found [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/ right through this link]].

It was also known for hosting many sub-comics, of which only MSPaintMasterpieces is still known to update. [[ScheduleSlip Sometimes.]]
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!!Includes examples of:

* AbortedArc: Not directly in the comic per se, but the 'Cataclysm' side-story is a good example. Referenced in-comic by X, Zero, Protoman, and Bob; meant to explain the intentional gap between the VideoGame/MegaMan and VideoGame/MegaManX series, with the plot being that Dr. Wily's building and premature activation of Zero, causing him to [[KillEmAll systematically kill and destroy every member of the Mega Man continuity]]. Originally planned to be [[AnimationBump animated multi-part flash movies]], according to Dave himself, they became "A lesson in frustration for everyone involved." Eight episodes were planned, but less than half of them ever saw the light of day, due to the project stalling out and Anez's life progressing towards adulthood. Anez himself has stated that he'd like to finish them one day, but "I don't really know if that day will ever come."
* AboveGoodAndEvil: Bob claims he and George are this. George doesn't agree.
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Mega Man, naturally, [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/041009c in this strip]]. He was also ([[RetCon temporarily?]]) too stupid to realize that he had fatal wounds.
* ActualPacifist: The aptly named Pacifist Man.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer
* AlternateUniverse: There are an infinite number of them, and Bob visits a lot of them.
* AmnesiacDissonance
* AmbidextrousSprite: Awesomely lampshaded [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/051118 here.]]
** [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030511c Pointedly averted]] in the ''Mega Man 4'' storyline, as Mega Man attains more and more damage to his body.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Zero and X.
** Sephiroth too, while Bob is hanging out in a null dimension and his GoodAngelBadAngel create ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' characters for him to hang out with.
* AnimatedAdaptation: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/010405 Comics We Wanted to See Animated]].
* TheAnnotatedEdition: The [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000401c on-site commentary]], which currently goes up to March 18th, 2005.
* {{Anticlimax}}: Mega Man's fight with Skull Man, [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030606c after tons of fan speculation]]. (Skull Man got better.)
* AscendedFanboy: A variation with George. He grew up playing the ''Mega Man'' and ''Mega Man X'' games in his home dimension. Now he gets to fight alongside the characters he used to control in the games.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011212 "George can't use his blaster, I still have yours, and I just happen to be wearing my asbestos undies today."]]
* AuthorGuestSpot: [[TropeCodifier Practically invented it]].
* BabyTalk
* BackhandedApology
* BackFromTheDead: Almost everyone at one time or another.
* BadDreams
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:The ''whole plot'' was one by Bob and George's mom to toughen George up and to show Bob that he CantGetAwayWithNuthin.]]
* BatmanGrabsAGun: In the last five strips of the series, George [[spoiler: figures out how to work his PowerArmor's ArmCannon, and takes aim at Bob]].
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Alternate Mega Man and Crystal Man believe in this. Alternate Bass does not. Which is right seems to vary.
* BerserkButton: Bob displays two.
** The first was pressed when he made a big show on how Alternate Mega Man couldn't possibly get through his shield. Mega Man does exactly that and reduces Bob to incoherent rage.
** The second is triggered when Metool D2 threatens to do...[[NoodleIncident something]]...to [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Bob's mother.]]
** [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011022c Also, do not speak against ice cream]].
** Nobody [[SoundEffectBleep [=****=]]]ing squashes Non-Alternate Mynd.
* BigRedButton: The control to George's [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030923 time suit]] [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030924 isn't red]], but it's big, and quite important according to Dr. Light.
** George gets back at Dr. Light by manipulating a BigRedButton controlling X's pod, [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050419 much to Dr. Light's astonishment]].
** Then there's the BigRedButton [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/051126 inside Mega Man's mind]] [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/051127 that activates his router]].
* BilingualDialogue
* BlatantLies: Dr. Wily whenever he's interacting with Dr. Light.
* BloodyHilarious: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/040307c Bloody Explanations]]
* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler: Played with, as the villain doesn't just wander away, and the trap worked. Mostly.]]
* {{Bowdlerization}}: A rare case where the author had to Bowdlerize ''himself'' (and UpToEleven at that) by replacing a strip which was already censored to begin with ([[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/010513 Heat Man's Snack]] was originally [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/comics/0105/010513a.png this]] -- see [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/010512 Heat Man's Armor]] for the set up).
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The characters are very aware of being aware of being in a webcomic, with forums. Kinda hard not to since [[AuthorGuestSpot the Author is a semi-regular character.]]
* BrickJoke: While Bob was unconscious (during Mynd's arrival in the main universe), [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011031 the 2001 Halloween comic]] occurred. [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011210 40 strips later...]]
** Does "the slide" count?
* BurningWithAnger: Bob. Unsurprising since he has fire powers.
* TheButlerDidIt
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/020305 "Cool! I'm just a pair of glowing floating eyeballs!"]]
* CainAndAbel: Bob and George on a few occasions. Interestingly, Bob is the villainous one, despite being the younger brother.
* CallingYourAttacks
-->'''Ran''': COSSACK BUSTER!!!
* CameBackWrong: Mega Man's very hasty reassembling of Skull Man:
-->'''Skull Man''': Would someone remove my arm from ''what is '''not''' an arm socket?!''
* CampGay: Top Man and Very Alternate Bob.
* CanineCompanion: Rush
* CardCarryingVillain: "What? I'm evil. ILied."
* CatsAreMean: Tango spends several comics screwing with Rush and Treble.
* TheCavalry
* CerebusSyndrome, to some extent.
* ChainedToARailway: Alternate Mega Man in the fifth game parody.
* CharacterDevelopment: Mostly averted with the StaticCharacter Mega Man characters, but George is an example who goes through subtle, but important, character development through the comic's run.
* {{Chiaroscuro}}
* CirclingBirdies
* CivilianVillain: Dr. Wily, a few times.
* ClusterFBomb: Zero in the first Cataclysm Movie.
** ClusterBleepBomb: There are a [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030115 few]] [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/041201 censored]] [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/060624 ones]] as well.
* ColdBloodedTorture
* CommonalityConnection: Ice cream!
* ContemplateOurNavels
* ContinuityPorn: Somehow, David has managed to tie up as many loose ends up as possible using only this technique. ''And it worked!''
* ContractualGenreBlindness
* ContractualImmortality: Used by George at several points to survive situations that should have killed him. He can occasionally use it to shield whoever is closest.
* ContrivedCoincidence
* CoolGate: The original dimensional portal in Bob and George's home dimension.
* CoolShades: Proto Man and all his recolors.
* CowerPower: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/001222c How Mega Man Faces Danger]]
* CrazyPrepared: Proto Man. Occasionally the villains, particularly in later years.
* CreatorBreakdown: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/010628 Parodied]]. When The Author breaks down, the comic literally falls apart until he's placated with explosions.
* {{Crossover}}: During his journey through parallel dimensions, Bob ends up as a guest on [[http://maccshq.rpgclassics.com/farts/index.shtml Fairly Aimless RPG Talk Show]] or [[FunWithAcronyms FARTS]] (click on episode 5 to see their half of the crossover, or you can just [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/010309 click here]] to see the BnG webcomic's cross-post of the relevant bit).
** Almost every anniversary party chapter can be seen as a crossover between the main Bob and George comic and the many comics that are hosted on the site.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Mega Man; ordinarily an idiot, but he often develops quite clever strategies whenever he heads into battle. His programming states that stupidity is a secondary objective, and he ignores it while performing his primary task - fighting stuff.
* CryingIndian: Tomahawk Man from the sixth game.
* CutHimselfShaving: After the Shadowy Author revives dead characters in the Rockman Universe. Bob tells Rock and Dr. Light that they fell down. Rock then questions if Roll fell ''up'', as she's tied to the ceiling. Bob responses that he put her up there to prevent her from falling down.
* DamselInDistress: Kalinka in the fourth game parody.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Mynd and Non-Alternate Mynd seem to read the EvilOverlordList. They still make mistakes, though.
* DeadlyDodging: Proto Man fires at the Helmeted Author, who phases out. The shot hits and kills [[spoiler:George]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Helmut, Roll, the Author. And, of course, Dave Anez himself in the commentary.
* DeathTrap
* DelayedRippleEffect: Any time time travel is used.
* DidntSeeThatComing
* DidntWeUseThisJokeAlready: Used repeatedly, [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000614 even to the point of going meta]].
* DimensionLord: Mynd claims to be one.
* DistressedDude: George.
* TheDitz: Bass, most of the time. Even Mega Man needs someone stupider than him (he can be smart, but Dr. Wily prefers to leave him in idiot mode so that his plans aren't constantly criticised).
* DividedWeFall
* DoAndroidsDream
* DodgeTheBullet
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In the comments for a battle between Snake Man and Ring Man in the 6th games Robot Tournament, Anez admitted that he ran out of amusing filler robots with some relation and just threw in the two least quirkiest robots for that day's comic. The next day he commented on how many e-mails he got explaining "the obvious relationship between snakes and rings."
* DoNotTauntCthulhu
* DontExplainTheJoke: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011207 "It's funny... laugh dammit!!"]]
* DoomedByCanon: Even though most of the cast get killed during major storylines (such as in "The Attack of Mynd") and get better once they're over, it seems as if the Cataclysm would be their {{Final Death}}s. [[spoiler:Then it turns out that they merely faked their deaths, making this trope a subversion.]]
* DramaticThunder
* DramaticWind, heavily {{lampshade|Hanging}}d.
* DrunkenMaster: Dr. Cossack - "While I am an excellent programmer while sober, I am a programming MASTER when tanked."
* {{Duck}}: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/061016 Both definitions apply here]].
* DumbassHasAPoint
* EinsteinHair: Dr Wily, naturally.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Bob
* EvilCounterpart: As in the games, Bass to Mega Man. Though in this case, Wily went a little too far in having Bass one-up Mega Man in everything. Yes, he's stronger and faster...but he's also ''[[UpToEleven stupider]]''.
* EvilIsNotWellLit: Played with. Mynd is unable to find the lightswitch in his lair.
* EvilOverlordList: Used quite a lot with Mynd.
** [[http://bobandgeorge.com/archives/0111/011107a.html This]] was supposed to be how he found out about it.
* EvilSmellsBad
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: Wily's fortresses.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller
* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: The Rockman Universe and the alternates in the final battle, who are sent out in droves. Averted in the case of George himself, who does care what happens to the Mega Man universe despite not being from it.
* FailOSuckyname: George's superhero alterego, Blitz, was originally called "[[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000610 Spark]]".
** Dr. Light has his own support unit, which, to keep with the ThemeNaming scheme, he calls Circus.
--->'''George''': Circus?\\
'''Dr. Light''': Circus music is a type of music, too!
* AFateWorseThanDeath
* FieryRedHead: Hi Bob.
* FillerStrips: A rare (if not unique) case of the FillerStrips becoming the actual strip.
* FollowTheLeader: Inspired hundreds, if not ''thousands'' of copycat sprite comics.
* FireForgedFriends
* FlawExploitation
* ForgotICouldFly: Note: do not point out to a character who has spent six months suspended by his arms in Dr. Wily's fortress that he has superpowers and could have escaped. Megaman also often forgets he can teleport, although subverted in one occasion he is badly injured and forced to crawl to his base due to the fact it was broken.
* ForgottenSuperweapon
* AFriendInNeed
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/020825c Played straight the "Something Different arc".]] He's also subverted this in a few comics where the funny background events would be given their own panel(s) in the foreground.
* FunWithAcronyms: The [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/010310 Fairly Aimless RPG Talk Show]]
* FusionDance: Nate and Chadling can do this with other characters, resulting in combinations like Charge (Geo'''rge''' + '''Cha'''dling).
* GainaxEnding: Par for the course with how the rest of plot was.
* GambitIndex: Practically every trope involving plots that are contorted, nonsensical, retconned or impossibly complicated.]]
* GeniusDitz: Mega Man, when fighting Robot Masters and Dr. Light with his inventions.
** Fanon figured that since his [[EpilepticTrees primary mission is to defeat robot masters and secondary mission is to be stupid]], he would "smarten up" during fights. [[AscendedFanon Author took this and ran with it.]]
** At [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/040830 one]] point, Mega Man actually frightened his intelligent alternate self with his sudden battle brilliance.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: George and Proto Man stumble across a VHS tape of the First Annual Robot Tournament (the events leading to Mega Man 6). Turns out, it's just a documentary. But George really wants to find out what happened:
-->'''George''': There's only one way to find out what really happened! We have to go back in time!\\
''(Proto Man slaps George across the face)''\\
''({{Beat}})''\\
'''George''': ...did you just bitch-slap me?\\
'''Proto Man''': Yes. You needed it.\\
'''George''': Yes I did. Thanks.
* GetItOverWith
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: [[spoiler:Gamma from the VideoGame/MegaMan3 storyline made a reappearance at the climax of the VideoGame/MegaMan4 storyline, only to get stepped on by a colossal Eddie]].
* GlassCannon: Ran's a OneHitPointWonder to the extreme, but his Cossack Buster is one of the most destructive in the entire comic.
* AGodAmI: X
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual
* GoMadFromTheIsolation
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Bob has them. His mother sent them.
* GoodIsDumb: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/020722c Why George forgot]]
* GossipyHens [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/010819c Here]]
* GrandfatherClause: Gets away with sprite comic clichés because it started most of them.
* GrandfatherParadox: Played with extensively using various examples.
* GuestStrip: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/0007spc A Special Comic By Someone Else]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[WordOfGod The commentary]] mentions that Bob and George's mom is actually a [[spoiler:succubus]].
** [[spoiler:AntiAntiChrist]]: Naturally, George is this.
* HappilyEverAfter
* HarmlessVillain: Wily turns into one pretty quickly, and has been part of at least one EnemyMine.
* HeelFaceTurn: Crash Man
* HelpingHands
* HeroAntagonist: In the 6th Mega Man game storyline, all the bosses were trying to stop a rampaging Mega Man, who had undergone a FaceHeelTurn after being reprogrammed by Vic.
* HeroicSacrifice
* HeroicSecondWind
* HighlyVisibleNinja: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=050105 Very visible.]]
* HighPressureBlood: Pretty much everybody, but Helmut takes the cake.
* HonoraryUncle: Mega Man attempts to make Helmut this for no apparent reason.
* HowMuchDidYouHear: Not only is it a RunningGag, but the monologuing character complaining about the Running Gag has become a part of said Running Gag.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Many times. Later, it's forcibly subverted in the Guts Man vs. Stone Man fight.
-->'''Bob:''' Who will triumph when these two behemoths square off?
-->'''Stone Man:''' I will, cause you ain't got no ''guts''!
-->'''Guts Man:''' Pssh! You're ''stoned''!
-->'''Bob:''' One more pun and I will kill you both myself, understand?
-->'''Both':'' Yessir.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: An inversion is parodied [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/070419c here]].
* IceCreamKoan
* {{Identical Twin ID Tag}}s: The alternate future and alternate far-future versions of Bass and Mega Man wear nametags, thanks to the Author's intervention. Then the alternate far-far-future versions of Bass and Mega Man arrive with similar name tags...[[spoiler:and then take them off, revealing themselves to be the ''present-day'' alternate Bass and Mega Man.]]
* IdiotBall: The MM4 Robot Masters in [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030421 the April 21, 2003 comic]].
-->'''Commentary:''' Wow, who would've thought that all of the Robot Masters would just be standing around in a big field together in the middle of nowhere where Mega Man could just conveniently run into them? I mean, seriously, aren't they supposed to be out trying to TakeOverTheWorld or something?
* IgnoredAesop: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000428c "[V]iolence is never the answer."]]
* ILied: Oh, ''[[RunningGag god]]''. Every single villain does this at least one. "What? I'm evil. ILied." The first instance even has a JustForFun/NotableReferencesToTVTropes example.
* ImmuneToDrugs: Dr. Light has an alcohol tolerance that could rival that of AndreTheGiant. His response to being told he "must've consumed enough to take down a bull elephant"?
-->'''Dr. Light:''' Bull elephant? Pssh... lightweights.
* ImplausibleDeniability
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Mynd
* IndyPloy: Pretty much the entire comic, according to the author. In the comments section he admits that he was basically winging the entire thing, and whenever he created a plot hole, he was willing to go to absurd lengths to fix them, introducing time travel, clones, etc... rather than just let the hole remain.
* TheInfiltration: Several, both villainous and heroic.
* InMediasRes: The Attack of [[spoiler: Non-Alternate Mynd]] starts off this way. [[spoiler: While previous events had lead up to this, the actual series of comics starts off with George, Protoman and Mike standing on a pile of corpses, fighting, with no explanation as to how they got there. Mynd asks George to explain HowWeGotHere.]]
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: In some of the fan comics.
* InTheBack: Often.
* IronicEcho - [[ChekhovsGag "Jesus, Dr. Light, it's only one button!"]]
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne
* IWorkAlone: One reason Bob gives for turning down Mynd's offer.
* [[JediMindTrick Jedi Mynd Trick]]: Mynd uses this on Chadling to force the disobedient minion to obey him. Unfortunately for Mynd, after a certain point it stops working....
** The Author once attempts to use the Jedi Mind Trick on the ''audience'' in a literal attempt to HandWave a plot hole. [[CaptainObvious It doesn't work.]]
* JerkAss: Doctor Light.
* JustAFleshWound: Most of the characters are robots, after all. And it wasn't like Mega Man really needed that arm anyway...
* JustEatHim
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown
* KillItWithFire: Bob is very fond of this trope.
* KnightsAndKnaves - parodied with Gemini Man.
* LampshadeHanging: They do this so often that they hang lampshades on their habit of lampshade hanging.
-->'''Dr. Light:''' [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000614 Want to know why his name's Rock?]]\\
'''Dr. Wily:''' I know, I know, [[ThemeNaming Rock and Roll]]. I got it. [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000513 We did this joke before]], remember?\\
'''Dr. Light:''' We did?\\
'''Dr. Wily:''' Yes. In fact, [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000525 we've done this joke before as well]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: What Wily fakes in order to infiltrate Dr. Light's lab and set up the events of the third game after trying to take over the world twice.
** Subverted during a time travel mishap, when everyone's too distracted to remember they're '''supposed''' to do this to two of the characters to prevent a paradox.
* LectureAsExposition
* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: The commentary [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000815c here.]] (The actual comic, too, but mostly the commentary)
** Not the actual comic, but the Custom Comic (and glue factory) thread on the official forums lives off this trope.
* LightningCanDoAnything: One of the titular characters manipulates lightning.
* LostAesop
* LukeIAmYourFather: Parodied with Bob (Darth Volcanus) in the 4th game.
--> '''Mega Man:''' Ring Man, I am your father.
--> '''Ring Man:''' No you're not.
--> '''Mega Man:''' You win this argument.
** Also used in the third game with [[PaperThinDisguise Break Man]] aka Protoman. He can't pass up the opportunity to tell Mega Man they're brothers.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Mynd says this in [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050227c this strip]] when Charge sliced off his left hand. Charge responds to this by slicing his right hand.
* ImThinkingItOver: "[[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/041230 George's Decision]]":
-->'''Mynd''': Will you stand aside and let me deal with the imposter, or do you want to die too?
-->(BeatPanel)
-->'''Mike'''/'''Proto Man''': George!
-->'''George''': What?! I'm thinking!
* IWasToldThereWouldBeCake
* MaliciousMisnaming: Roll's nickname for Mike is Ninja Ned, which he hates.
* MaliciousSlander
* TheMan
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane
* MediumAwareness: ''Everyone''.
* MilestoneCelebration: {{Averted|Trope}} in the [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/010828 500th Comic]], [[NoFourthWall much to the characters' chagrin]].
* AMillionIsAStatistic
* MirrorUniverse: The alternate universe has all characters swapping their core personality traits. So Proto Man becomes stupid, Mega Man is a genius and George is super-violent.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: In every year of the comic, somebody attacks and the heroes defeat him. The "monsters of the year" are, in order: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000621 The Yellow Demon]], [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/001230 Bob]], [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011102 Mynd]], [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/020911 "evil Mega Man"]], [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/040205 Helmut]], [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/041224 Non-alternate Mynd]], [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050614 X]], and finally [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/070510 Bob again]].
* MookFaceTurn: Blame the ice cream.
* MoralityDial: All of Dr. Light's robots have one. Bass, on the other hand, has a switch whose two options are "evil" and "stupid".
* MoreHeroThanThou
* MotorMouth: Quick Man.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030610 Skull Man's Skull Barrier]] is hyped by Skull Man as an "ultimate weapon", but subsequent strips have Mega Man pointing out how it's anything but.
* MundaneUtility: The initial purpose of all the robots created in the first game. After all, why have a fridge when you can have a robot that produces cold standing in a box?
* MushroomSamba: Needle Man's needles cause hallucinations.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: Parodied, with the villain/hero roles reversed, [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=060808 in this comic]].
** Played straight [[http://bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=040914 here]]
* NameAndName
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Dr. Light's entire pathos with X is this. [[spoiler:He meddles with X's programming to the point where he makes him an antisocial wuss who is pacifistic (resulting in a botched plan by Proto Man and Roll to steal his blaster) and hates ice-cream (making it impossible to make friends with people, ''especially'' George, Chadling and Mega Man). After a off-handed remark by George that he can't force people to be his friend, X goes nuts and does exactly that... with a little help from the wireless router Dr. Light used to build X's brain.]]
* NoFourthWall: The Author keeps arguing with the characters.
* NonverbalMiscommunication: Nate [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011029 tries to inform]] Mega Man and Bass about Mynd's evil plans, but they think he's reminding them about the upcoming Halloween strip. However, Protoman gets it.
* NoodleImplements: Protoman's plan to get X's blaster required car batteries, cinder blocks, iced tea and the city's ENTIRE supply of yogurt.
* NormalFishInATinyPond
* TheNoseKnows
* NotNowKiddo
* JustForFun/NotableReferencesToTVTropes: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011103c This]] commentary, which also brings up the propensity for ILied.
* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: In [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000607 this comic]], George says these exact words (minus "here"). Bob immediately proves him otherwise by blowing up a building.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Though Mega Man is a genuine idiot, he has feigned stupidity in battle to cause his opponents to drop their guard. Most famously against Ring Man.
** [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/020618 This comic]], as revealed [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/020803c]]. Also note the commentary.
** [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/040929c And the bad guys will do it too]].
* OddShapedPanel
* OffhandBackhand: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/020711 They're still sunglasses, you stupid bastard...]]
** [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/021228 Did I mention I really hate clones?]]
* OneDimensionalThinking: Deliberately averted
* OneHitPointWonder: The Cameo character Ran, for whom DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist.
* OneTwoPunchline: After [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011209 Bob revives from unconciousness off panel]], when he actually appears in the penultimate panel of [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011210 the next comic]], he is wearing a ridiculous girly costume. The final panel has him making a reference to [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011031 the prior Halloween comic]], which is where the costume originated.
* OnlySaneMan: Proto Man, and also Ring Man.
* OverclockingAttack
* OverusedRunningGag: Wily complaining about him never seeing people are around to hear his plans. In the case of WordOfGod, he admits that this is most of his jokes and a large part of the humor.
* PaintItBlack: Bob's outfit is literally a Proto Man costume charred black (fanart depicts his scarf in rags for extra effect).
* PaintingTheMedium: Whenever story lines change, the background color changes too. [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/001213 This, like many tropes, gets lampshaded]].
* ParentalFavoritism: Dr Light, towards X.
* PeopleJars
* PlayingWithFire: Bob
* PlotArmor: Lampshaded in [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=010107 this strip]], double subverted in [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=010108 the next strip]] and seemingly used straight with a prior LampshadeHanging in [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=020731 this strip]] and [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=020730 the previous one]].
** Later, it's given a DoubleSubversion. Bob and George can't die because they're in the title of the comic, so when the plot calls for George to actually die, the ''title of the comic'' changes to allow it to happen. [[BackFromTheDead He gets better]], though, and the title returns to "Bob and George."
* PlotHole: Averted, or so the Author says.
** This is almost a RunningGag; Plot Holes appear all over the place, and half the fun is watching the author attempt to seal them.
*** So much so that on the forums, the word 'Plothole' gets automatically filtered to 'Spoon'. Afterall, [[Film/TheMatrix there is no spoon]]
** Helmut appears to be the one to handle plot holes when no actual explanation can be given, having [[http://bobandgeorge.com/archives/011019c rescued Chadling from an alternate dimension]] and [[http://bobandgeorge.com/archives/020331 returned Bob's blaster]], for example.
* PopularityPower: Star Man {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this trope in the sixth game storyline, believing this will guarantee his victory until he realizes his opponent is Shadow Man.
** This is the reason Mega Man had to put Skull Man back together after accidentally taking him out in one panel.
* PowerGlows: Most notably George. Bob [[BurningWithAnger smolders]] instead.
* PowerOfFriendship
* PrecisionFStrike: Someone uses the F word (uncensored) once annually, pretty much making this the epitome of the trope. The strips in question are always titled "[Character Name] Says The F-Word."
* PrepareToDie
* PressureSensitiveInterface: Seen here [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030924]] and here [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050419]].
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: The Robot Masters, and Mynd's minions, Chadling and Ned.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: So rag tag that sometimes Wily even joins in on the heroes' side.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: Bob's ultimate plan.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: During July 2003, the Author had not only lost his internet connection, but the site also suffered a server crash. In the following month, he had to play catch up, resulting in many of the punchlines being mediocre, to the point where the author [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030709 actually apologises in-comic]].
* RecapEpisode: There's quite a few of them, most notably "Story Time".
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Bob does this when particularly pised.
* RedHeadedStepchild
* RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear: Subverted [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/041212 here.]]
* {{Retcon}}: Lampshaded many times.
* {{Revenge}}
* ReverseMole
* ReversePsychology
* RightBehindMe: Happens to Wily all the time. Subverted at [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/010804 one point]], where no one was behind Wily, and he complained it just wasn't the same.
** Inverted during the final storyline, where Bob (who at this point believed he killed Wily) boasts that Metool-D2's shield won't stop his Robot Master army, at which point Wily appears behind Bob to have a say on the matter, revealing that Bob [[ActuallyADoombot only killed a robot decoy]].
* RockBottom
* {{Room 101}}: The Rehabilitator.
* RuleOfFunny: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=040527 Here]] we are given a "scientific" explanation where this is named "The Gag Reflex".
** The comic runs on this, really. Acknowledged by Ran:
--->'''Ran:'''And it's not just time traveling. The way I see it, we've broken every law of physics except the third law of thermodynamics.
--->'''Dr. Light:''' Aha! Negative two Kelvin!
--->'''Ran:''' Never mind...
* RuleOfThree
* RunningGag: So many, it's better to just [[http://bobandgeorge.wikia.com/wiki/Running_Gags point at a list]]. Which is almost certainly incomplete.
** Also most of the gags are given multiple subversions.
* SchmuckBait
* SchrodingersButterfly
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Dr. Light in [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000909 this strip]].
* ScrewDestiny: Alternate Bass.
* SelfDeprecation: Sprinkled about here and there, mostly about the abundance of powerful original characters, {{Contrived Coincedence}}s, and recolors.
* SharkPool: A robotic version in Maneki Man vs. Mouse Man. More notably part of a convoluted trap to kill Alternate Mega Man when Bob took over Wily's fortress.
* ShockAndAwe: George's powers.
* ShutUpHannibal
* SpotTheImposter: Lampshaded and parodied [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=001111 here]].
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: almost the entire storyline]]
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: [[HappyEnding subverted]]]]
* ShoutOut: "Oh god, I hope it's not Superman, he's a [[SuperDickery dick]]."
** Also counts as a ContinuityNod.
** Plus ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/031026c here]], ''StarWars'' [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/040427c here]], ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/041016 here]], ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050807 here]], and many, many, many more.
* SingleMaltVision
* SnowballFight
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay
* TheSpeechless: Nate. He occasionally makes use of signs or elaborate waving of hands. Or at least as elaborate as a sprite comic can get.
* SpiritAdvisor: The Shadowy Author.
* StableTimeLoop
* SuperPowerMeltdown
* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: Parodied during the adaptation for the first game, where all of Dr. Light's robots seemed suited for combat, but are all designed to do mundane household chores (Proto Man's a [[BattleButler butler]], Cut Man's a gardener, Ice Man lives in a fridge, Guts Man's a garbage man, Fire Man manages the fireplace, Elec Man powers the TV, and Bomb Man... is just a love machine).
* SupervillainLair: Wily's fortresses.
* SureWhyNot: The comic's author once mentioned that he didn't realize that ''he'd already written'' [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000802 a strip that explains Mega Man's lack of stupidity in battle]] until readers pointed it out.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Wily has many of these.
* SwallowedWhole: Several people by Demons.
* TakeThat: According to Anez, some fans complained about the characters' dialogue being to stilted and too ''{{Superfriends}}''-sounding. He then wrote a comic in which the characters spouted {{Creator/William Shakespeare}}ian dialect (appropriately titled "[[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/010525 Mega Hamlet]]", as Bob had wandered into a Shakespeare-influenced universe), leaving Bob to note, "Well, at least they don't sound like something out of ''{{Superfriends}}''..."
* TastesLikeFriendship: Often also like ice cream.
* TechnicalPacifist: Almost everyone, though DeathIsCheap and people do die.
* TemporalParadox
* TitleDrop: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/011218 Here.]]
* ThickerThanWater
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch
* ThisIsNoTimeToPanic
* ThreeLawsCompliant: While called upon several times, they definitely are not compliant.
* TimeTravel and everyone directly involved will gain a severe hate for it.
* TooDumbToFool
* TooDumbToLive: Inverted. Mega Man has the "extraordinary ability to not recognize life-threatening injuries" -- he's ''too stupid to die.''
** Played straight with many of the robot masters, though; Bubble Man in the game tries to make you jump to the top of the screen with the DeadlySpikes. In the strip, all Rock has to do is do bet him that he can't reach the spikes.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chadling, George, and Mega Man will find a way to get ice cream whether it involves betraying their employer, ruining continuity, or suffering the side effects of massive dairy consumption while lactose intolerant.
** Chadling initially loved bananas, but that was quickly traded for ice cream.
** Bob also mentions, almost in passing, during one of the hand drawn strips that he love BBQ. When he is the [[spoiler:BigBad of the last plot events are just kicking off before the 4th. He tells all his robots to stand down. The text during the celebration shows that he only did so because he seems to enjoy a good BBQ almost as much as George loves ice cream, and will take any excuse to start up the grill within sense.]]
* TropeCodifier: Did not create the sprite comic, but did set a lot of standards for them.
* TropeName: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030513c "The Formula"]]
* TwoLinesNoWaiting
* UnreadableDisclaimer: Bob almost becomes a victim of this in the short crossover chapter mentioned above.
--> '''Macc:''' Say, can I get your autograph? Right here on this soul-sealing contract-looking piece of paper?
--> '''Bob:''' Yeah sure, no problem... Say, what's all this small type that looks suspiciously like fine print... Hey!
--> '''Macc:''' Damn... oh come on, sign it.
* UnrealisticBlackHole
* UnwillingSuspension: George, during the third game. Among others. Many others.
* VillainExitStageLeft: {{Discussed|Trope}} in the commentary [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000908c here]].
* VillainsOutShopping: Bob might be in the middle of destroying the universe, but he ''always'' has time for BBQ.
* VillainousBreakdown
* VisibleInvisibility: So that the reader knows where Shadow Man is.
* VisibleSilence
* WeCanRuleTogether
* WeirdnessMagnet: If the Author appears, weird things 'will' happen to whatever universe or timeline he's in. At one point a character in the future complains that because the Author hadn't showed up for years in his timeline, things have gotten boring 'and' he hasn't had a good reason to smirk for ages.
* WeNeedADistraction: Bass has a very pretty transformation sequence.
* WebcomicOfTheGame: In between the exploits of the title characters and other original characters, there's the 8-bit Mega Man games.
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/020106 Here]].
** Many, ''many'' times, [[TemptingFate usually followed with instant regret]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Mega Man's blatant homophobia towards [[CampGay Topman]]. He gets called out on this afterward. By Helmut no less.
* WhatWereYouThinking: Mega Man to Dr. Light after Dr. Wily reprogrammed his robot servants.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Whether or not the comics takes place in Japan or not is a point of debate, particularly at the fourth of July celebrations.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Bob's fear of Pokémon.
* WithGreatPower
* AWizardDidIt
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* TheWorfEffect: It happens to most Mega Man characters when they're facing an original character.
* WouldNotShootACivilian
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: Alternate George has his eyes plucked out in his first appearance. They're still bleeding seven years later.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Knightman.
* YouAreTooLate
* YouCanSeeMe?: During George's time travel escapades. Only Bass and Rush can see him.
* YouCantFightFate
* YouHaveFailedMe: As [[spoiler:Mega Man]] explains to Bass, it's essentially a requirement for all evil villains to kill their lackeys once they screw up. Nothing personal.
* YouKilledMyFather
* YouShallNotPass
* YouWannaGetSued: [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050517 here]]
* ZombieApocalypse: In a Halloween special.
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