* EnsembleDarkHorse: Sheep Man started off as TheScrappy, but evolved into this as well as a MemeticBadass.
* GameBreaker: Many people cite the Triple Blade as the game's Metal Blade equivalent, due to having large damage and [[SpreadShot spread]] for low ammo cost.
* HilariousInHindsight: All that talk in the old days about ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' being the 10th installment of the series is a whole lot funnier now that there actually ''is'' a tenth installment...
* ItsEasySoItSucks: When it was announced that this game would have an Easy Mode, it got a lot of flak from StopHavingFunGuys. Never mind the fact that Easy Mode is completely optional.
* MemeticMutation: Mega Man's "UNGHHH..." and how it came out of nowhere, even though Roll said "UNGH..." when you beat 4 Robot Masters.
* ScrappyWeapon: Thunder Wool. It is nigh impossible to aim, and blows through all its ammo in 6 shots. To make matters worse, the cloud can be destroyed if an enemy or projectile collides with it. This means you can't reliably use it at close range or in a tight corridor, since that pretty much guarantees that it'll disappear before it can fire off a bolt, thus wasting a ton of your ammo.
** To quote one Website/GameFAQs poster: "Anything the Thunder Wool does, another weapon does better and for less ammo cost."
* ToughActToFollow: Coming after the acclaimed ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'', this game tends to get this status. General consensus is that it's a good game, but not quite as good as ''9''.
** [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel On the other hand, some actually think that the game's a major improvement over 9]], mainly due to 9 being the epitome of PlatformHell and 10 actually having the decency to be, you know, fair. It even has an easy mode if it's still a bit too difficult for you, but you don't have to use it if you don't want to. The game also lets you use Protoman along with his charge shot and slide from the get-go as opposed to relegating him to DLC, and you can even visit the shop with him this time around. Never mind that Bass finally makes his grand return. (Even if it's DLC.) The game actually remembers that Mega Man 2 isn't the be-all end-all to Megaman, and it's that much more of an enjoyable experience for it.