* CrazyAwesome: Joe. No sane person attacks a base by [[DynamicEntry flying in with a motorcycle]] armed with bombs.
* {{Earworm}}: Every song.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Murphy, Turbo Lover, Heath Who, the Keymaster, and Cobra T. Washington. The latter two are notable as they had short tenures with the band.
* EvenBetterSequel: Although both acts are agreed to be good, opinions are split over which one is better. Act I is liked for its [[EpicRocking balls-out rocking]], and Act II is liked for flowing better.
* EvilIsCool:
** Turbo Lover, AKA Dr. Wily. He wears a 50's style suit, tie, fedora, and a 'W' on his face.
** [[AdaptationalBadass The Sniper]], a CyberCyclops ColdSniper who singlehandedly terrifies an entire city into submission.
* FaceOfTheBand: Panther's the lead singer, and voices everyone but Wily and Emily. (And Protoman in live versions of the Sons of Fate, for obvious reasons.)
** KILROY is seen in most promotional pictures and some posters.
* FoeYay: Some between Light and Wily, especially in live shows.
** Ditto for Megaman and Protoman.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: They have [[Funny/TheProtomen their own page]].
* HarsherInHindsight: The entire song "Funeral For A Son" in light of Act II. In particular, this excerpt from the liner notes:
-->''Light notices a tear streaming down the dorsum of his hand and feels a breathtaking weight in his chest. What is this? Frustration? Humiliation? Hatred? Certainly, these are there too.''
-->''But no, this is more than that. These emotions are his ''life''. He has lived with them for so long that they no longer affect him. Over the years he has learned to fight them, then to ignore them, and finally channel them into his work, his creation, his machine, his son.''
** Light's impassioned "YOU ARE ALL THAT I HAVE LEFT", from 'Unrest in the House Of Light', in light of Act II, becomes even more chilling.
*** As does "They have chosen their own end."
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: They have [[Heartwarming/TheProtomen their own page]].
* IronWoobie: Dr. Light.
* MagnificentBastard: Wily. Gains dominance over the public mind by pinning a murder he committed on his only plausible rival, check. Embraces villainy in the process, check. Sounds awesome doing it? Double check.
* MemeticMutation: "Light Up The Night" is almost synonymous with the "[[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Stu Makes Chocolate Pudding at 4 A.M.]]" meme.
** HOW ABOUT I LIGHT UP YOUR NIGHT?
** The phrase "There are no heroes left in man" is usually used in several ImageBoards across the net.
** "WOOD MAN!" This one came from Panther saying "Wood Man" a lot in live performances of Due Vendetta.
** After a rather snarky [[http://wweek.com/portland/event-66990-the_protomen_wizard_attack.html show notice]] described there being a "general lack of interest" in the band, the fandom [[http://fuckyeahprotomenmacros.tumblr.com/post/9655203734 picked up]] [[http://fuckyeahprotomenmacros.tumblr.com/post/9660922274 the phrase]] [[http://fuckyeahprotomenmacros.tumblr.com/post/9655183599 and ran with it.]]
** [[http://getdownfromtherereanimator.tumblr.com Get down from there, Reanimator.]]
* MemeticSexGod: Rock Stars dream of having a sex like like Gene Simmons, Gene Simmons dreams of having a sex life half as good as Turbo Lover.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: They have [[Awesome/TheProtomen their own page]].
* MoralEventHorizon: The ''crowd'' gets one in Act I for making Megaman kill his brother, right after he tells them all to grow a pair and fight back. Then, after Protoman is killed, the crowd asks Megaman ''why he's crying for his death'' and then proclaim that "''You'' are our hero!"
** Wily crosses it in Act I when he orders the deaths of hundreds of his citizens ''just for watching''. However, this is not actually his Moral Event Horizon, since Act II establishes that he crosses the line much earlier: he ordered the machine that he built to kill Emily, watching her die simply because she chose Light over him. As if this wasn't enough, Wily further cements his status as an irredeemable villain by pinning Emily's murder on Light, and ''taunting'' him for his inability to escape his fate. He even admits there's no turning back in ''The Hounds''.
* NarmCharm: A reckless teenager suddenly trusting a homeless middle-aged man and plotting to save a city sounds like something that should be ridiculous. It isn't. [[RefugeInAudacity It's awesome]].
* NightmareFuel: They have [[NightmareFuel/TheProtomen their own page]].
* OlderThanTheyThink: According to an interview with a former member, Due Vendetta was created and recorded before the band was even formed.
* SignatureSong: "Light Up The Night" and "The Stand".
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The band never quotes music from the original games note-for-note, but certain melodies are very similar.
** They did quote a few riffs from the games, most notably Wood Man's stage's drumline in "Hope Rides Alone," and a segment of Flash Man's stage theme in "The Will Of One."
** The second album features "Breaking Out", which has an opening similar to the title-screen music of Mega Man 2. Its piano breakdown is reminiscent of Elec Man's stage from ''Mega Man'' as well.
* TearJerker: They have [[TearJerker/TheProtomen their own page]].
* TooCoolToLive: Joe and Protoman.
* TheWoobie: Dr. Light. Seriously, after listening to Act II, one can get a sense that, useless as it may be, the old man '''needs''' a hug. He's been betrayed twice so far in the story (Wily framing him for murder, Protoman joining Wily), lost his girlfriend, his city, and his son(s) (depending on Mega's fate and whether Joe counts). At least one member of the official forums pointed out that with the way things have gone for him, the next bowl of cereal he pours will probably just burst into flames.
** Protoman, as the City watched him die trying to save them, did nothing to help him, and when he told them to stand for themselves they ordered him dead.
** The ''band'' is a Woobie, especially as you learn more about the members and how it was created--when they started out, they weren't expecting to be ''liked''.
** If anything negative ever happens to Panther, people ''will'' start crying and wish to give him hugs.
** In one interview, KILROY offered the interviewer a high five. He ignored it. You can ''see'' the poor robot's face fall.
** Cobra T. Washington was in 2 other bands and had to learn all the songs and cover songs in ''under 2 months''. And he lived in Mississippi, far from the band's home base in Nashville, which meant he had to drive up for every show.
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