* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Almost all fanart of Metal Man depicts him as a badass, intimidating Robot Master. This is largely due to his appearance being one of the more dynamic MM2 designs (it probably doesn't hurt that he shares a game with the likes of Air Man, Bubble Man and Wood Man). In the game, however, he's ''easily'' the most pathetic boss. The comic reflects this by having him be absurdly weak, even by present-era 20XX standards.
** Ironically, this "alternate" depiction is more in-line with the official information regarding Metal Man.
* CrazyAwesome: So. Many. Characters. There's Elec Man, who [[SmugSuper will actually ignore his opponent to brag]], Dr. Light, who considers building a HumongousMecha a valid way to spend one's youth([[RuleOfCool Which it is. It totally is]]), and Dr. Wily, who built the Wily Machine No.2 in ''[[GadgeteerGenius ten minutes]]''. The greatest example, however, would have to be [[strike:Blade Man]]Metal Man whilst under the influence of a harmony unit, who would constantly talk about Justice and nonsequiturs.
-->Metal Man: [[color:purple:Believe! You have to believe, mango! Here is a poem! "I really like justice,/I really like peace,/A female nephew is/Called a niece.]]
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Mega Man's HeroicResolve in comic 978:
--> '''Mega Man''': Aggk... I don't think I can win anymore...
--> * Flashback to Mega Man's awakening, and his speech to him at the beginning of No Future.*
--> '''Dr. Light''': I want you to promise me something... Please keep in mind what the good thing to do is... and always shoot for that goal, with all your heart and spirit!
--> '''Mega Man''': [[{{Determinator}} .....I'll win anyway!]] CHARGE!!
** 963 to 990 is a Crowning Moment chain. In order: [[spoiler: Dr. Light shows up in the [[HumongousMecha DaiDigger D.]] Mega Man [[MegaManning copies]] Dr. Light's [[StreetFighter Shotokan Karate]] and Shoryukens Wily Machine 2 and gives Dr. Wily a brief but simple TheReasonYouSuckSpeech (it's 'cuz he's evil) and faces the Wily Machine one on one. Dr. Light [[ThisIsADrill Drill-Grapples]] (a whole lot) the [[ColonyDrop falling Aeropolis]] and keeps it from falling on the city. Mega Man gets the HeroicResolve listed above. Mega Man rams Item 2 to break open the Wily Machine, [[UseYourHead breaking it open with his face]], before giving Wily a one-liner of epic proportions, Reset Man allowing Dr. Light to show Wily how it's done and give the ''true'' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech reason Wily sucks]], using his own Time Travel technology to reverse the effects of the last few hours. Reviving [[TheNameless Redheaded Fodder Force Uber Squad Guy]], [[HeroicWannabe Cut Man]], and [[FailureKnight Enker]] in the process, while restoring the Aeropolis' engines and restoring its airborne capacity.]] Awesome.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: When Electric Man volunteers to take down the Yellow Devil.
---> '''Mega Man''': "Thanks, Elecky. I trust you. Don't die, okay?"
---> '''Electric Man''': "I told you not to call me that. And stop hugging me, I can't look cool if you're hugging me, Rock."
* FridgeBrilliance: The explanation for why a robot covered completely in Metool-type armour is not a viable idea.
** Heat Man being powered by [[spoiler: an unstable nuclear bomb]] makes perfect sense when you remember that [[spoiler: his weapon is called the "''Atomic'' Fire"]]
* GrowingTheBeard: It started off as a stereotypical sprite comic, and it wasn't until Wily's first attack that it started taking itself seriously. Then the ArtEvolution happened...
* HilariousInHindsight: Dr. Wily trick Dr. Light into designing his floating 'Wilymachine' mech by saying the design is to be used for "mining". Later, in the prelude to the Mega Man 2 story arc, Wily states that one of his new (unseen) robots is for "mining", and that the world will be "Mined. All ''mined''". The plot of Mega Man 3 is about Wily and Light working together on some ''mining robots'', who then go beserk...
** Metal Man's upgraded form is named Blade Man. Then ''Mega Man 10'' came along and introduced an actual Blade Man.
*** Even funnier if a viewer [[GeniusBonus knows some rather obscure Mega Man history]]. The poorly done and poorly received ''Mega Man 3'' for PC, unrelated to the NES title of the same name, repainted and edited several of the the NES sprite portraits to represent their Robot Masters. The PC version of Blade Man not only predates ''Mega Man 10'''s Blade Man by 18 years, but his artwork used, you guessed it, Metal Man's portraits and sprites as a basis. [[ShownTheirWork Ferret knows his in jokes.]]
* LawfulEvil: Quintet. John Fodder was initially, more of "Lawful [[JerkAss Asshole]]". The more we see of him, the worse he gets.
* LawfulGood: Megaman
* MoralEventHorizon: During the fight with Quick Man, John Fodder vetoes Lt. Gunnady's request to retrieve wounded in favor of collecting corpses for CY processing.
* NeutralGood: Thomas Light.
* NeverLiveItDown: Rock teases Roll about the incident with Ice Man a few times, to Roll's increasing annoyance.
* NightmareFuel: Mega Man's smile [[http://www.ferretcomic.com/959 here]] is... unsettling, to say the least.
* TearJerker: Cut Man's struggle with Wily's programming, his journal entries, and his initial FaceHeelTurn is absolutely heartbreaking to read.
** In "Too Serious," try reading Enker's laboured speech as he lays alone, immobile and forgotten, begging Dr. Wily to tell him who his enemy is.
* TheWoobie: It's very hard not to pity [[strike:Polka]] Reset Man.