The Hero of the story and Dr. Light's #1 robot. Initially created by Doctor Light to function as his lab assistant, but then Doctor Wily happened and he was forced to take up arms. A complete dork when not in battle, and a bit of an Idiot Hero. His body was remade with parts meant for war and he can switch to his old body at will. He is bold and reckless.
Back from the Dead: The comic stays to true to the game. As long as the memory chip is intact, then the robots can be rebuilt.
Badass Adorable: Mega Man has the appearance and mentality of a 10 year-old child.
Compelling Voice/Hypnotic Eyes: He can control other Light robots via override, though he uses his voice and/or eyes that works in conjunction with radio waves (wifi). It's never really explained which.
Determinator: The later parts of the second episode seriously show this off, as both of his bodies are consistently under threat of total destruction. He's lost an arm, been killed, is suckered by Quint into having one of his bodies explode, and still returns to battle Wily. By punching his ship with a Shoryuken!
Quintet: Don't you know when to give up?
Mega Man: Don't ask me questions with answers that don't exist.
Mega Man's twin unit "sister". Created by Doctor Light for more domestic purposes than Rock. In contrast to Rock's inquisitive and occasionally fiery nature, Roll is more gently inclined and dislikes the idea of fighting. Not counting that one time she decapitated Ice Man. DisguntledFerret describes him as a sweet little girl and iron-fisted housekeeper.
Beware the Nice Ones: Arguably. There have been moments of plot importance where Roll has gone berserk. Subverted in that her only weapon is a vaccum cleaner.
Technical Pacifist: Unlike Rock, Roll doesn't approve of combat. While she's far from meek- and quite cantakerous at times- she just doesn't like the prospect of fighting. This actually helps sidestep the unfortunate implication present in most other depictions of the character (i.e.: she cannot fight because of her status as a female).
The Rival: Enker is Mega Man's first true robot-based rival in the series.
Quintet/ Rock/Mega Man V
"I've got myself a plan. I'm going to break the endless cycle of war once and for all. Under my rule, no one's going to have to be miserable or suffer anymore."
Wily's second-in-command in the second episode, No Future, replacing Enker. He is in fact a time-displaced copy of Rock, designated Mega Man V, from an alternate future timeline that was introduced in the filler arc "Greatest Killer", and has his origins in the second Rockman World on the Gameboy. His is suspiciously familiar.
Affably Evil: Shown most in his interactions with Mega Man, Wily, and Enker.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Between flashbacks and the aforementioned Berserk Button, it's heavily implied that in his timeline, Doctor Light died of an unnamed illness, robbing Quintet of his moral compass.
Worthy Opponent: To the point that he lays off destroying Mega Man completely the first time they meet, considering him insignificant. Later, he stands by and watches Enker fight Mega Man, on the grounds that he would fight him if Enker was defeated.
One of the original Robot Masters, Electric Man is considered one of the strongest of the first eight, though this comes with a superiority complex. He gets a Heel-Face Turn after his initial defeat by Mega Man.
Big Damn Heroes: Twice in the first episode, against the Yellow Devil, and then later saving Mega Man from Copy Rock.
Embarrassing Nickname: Not particularly embarrassing, but Electric Man doesn't like it when Mega Man calls him "Elecky".
Face-Heel Turn: It wasn't his choice, thanks to Wily, but he then got a-
Heel-Face Turn: Interesting in that Mega Man blew him up before this happened, and Doctor Light was able to repair him and remove Wily's Hate Plague programming, making this a postmortem heel face turn.
Smug Super: Justified, as he's apparently the most powerful of the first 8 Robot Masters (besides Mega Man), and unlike poor Cut Man, can actually hold his own against the second generation Robot Masters.
Would Hit a Girl: Electric Man has no problems with the notion of frying Writer, but is prevented from doing so first by his own overconfidence, and later by Enker coming in at the last minute, allowing Writer to use her powers on Electric Man (again).
Factor G's pioneer super combat robot. Unlike the E1's, who are essentially mass production versions of the Mega Man chassis, ATLAS is unique, valuable, and extremely strong. However, he was apparently left unfinished, which is why he speaks in points of ellipsis. He is described as the strong, silent type as he doesn't try to communicate in any manner.
Arch-Enemy: To Crash Man, although he loses in their second fight and Mega Man beats Crash Man instead.
The Reveal: Spoofed in "Heavy Metal". Atlas is in disguise for the whole fight with Fire Man, until told to remove it by the Factor G-men.
Mega Man: "Omigosh! He's a robot!"
The Speechless: He wasn't completed so his voicebox hasn't yet been installed.
The antagonist of the Alternate Future arc "Greatest Killer". Allegro was created by a rival of Dr. Light for the sole purpose of destroying all that he had built. His body was based off a wandering robot that may or may not have been Proto Man.
Alternate Continuity: Not actually created by Ferret. He was originally a character from a different comic called The Primer Chronicles in which he was the Big Bad. Ferret used him with the author, Esper's, permission.
Determinator: Unlike many of the other robot masters, Cut Man was able to hold off Wily's reprogramming for a longer period of time then the stronger robots who fell pretty much in seconds. Unlike them, however, he went completely insane from the process (perhaps due to being the nicest besides Rock and Roll, having damaged himself by trying to resist for so long, or going insane was the only thing keeping him from going comatose).
Good Is Dumb: A little, but he quickly shows that he understands that Robot Masters' free wills, personalities, and favorite activities were programmed into them. It's a not so subtle hint that he believes they are static characters and/or slaves (as he is being taken over by Wily, he hopes that it's just his personality developing even though that shouldn't technically be possible).
What the Hell, Hero?: He gets this from Wood Man with regards to his previous actions under Wily's control.
Cut Man: "Gh-n-newbie heroes have it rough..."
Wood Man: "You've chopped down trees, and you've chopped down humans. You're no hero."
One of the original Robot Masters used by Doctor Wily in his first attack. After being killed by Mega Man and repaired by Doctor Light, he was stolen (again). It appears that Quintet used him as a test subject for the Harmony Support units- which would later lead to his unfortunate death.
Brainwashed and Crazy: During Wily's initial attack, then later on when he is stolen and augmented with Quintet's wormlike Support Units.
The Robot Master Doctor Wily tasked with attacking Monsteropolis from atop Aeropolis. With his output increased to ridiculous levels by the Weather Amplifier, he inflicted great damage on the city, only to be interrupted by Electric Man, then exploded by Mega Man.
Personality Powers: Averted. Heat Man may be the single least fiery cast member in the entire strip.
Although, judging from strip #1003,◊ he may start to play this straight. There's a reason for this. As he gets more angry and excitable, the more he uses his powers and the more unstable he becomes. His core is fission-based and as he increases the reaction rate of his core, he gets more powerful. The price is that when the rate of fission becomes uncontrolled, it will burst out his body and create a nuclear explosion instead of a leak (Wily really doesn't care about his robots surviving, as long as they take someone with them).
Spanner in the Works: Quintet either thought that Heat Man wouldn't be a threat, or that he had been mind controlled with Flash Man and Wood Man. Either way, he was dangerously wrong.
Turns out that he's powered by a nuclear bomb, and using mind control would be rather risky.
With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Once Heat Man actually gets off his duff, his power source goes critical pretty swiftly, resulting in a maniacal shift in personality right up until his death.
One of Wily's Robot Masters. He was initially incomplete, but was stolen along with Guts Man, Electric Man, and Fire Man when Dr. Wily made his second attempt at world conquest. Spike Man was also the first of the Robot Masters to be deployed during the second episode.
Smug Super: Much like Electric Man, only without the power to back it up.
One of the six Robot Masters who were originally stolen by Dr. Wily. He, along with Fire Man and Electric Man, is said to have power output levels higher than Rock's. He was stolen again, and brainwashed by Quintet, reappearing to attempt to keep Heat Man from wrecking Quintet's plans.
"Fighting to protect what's good... that's a worthy cause! If that's what you choose, then I'll stand behind you one hundred percent. But, I want you to promise me something. "Right" and "wrong" are not the same as "good" and "evil". Sometimes what's right is not always the same as what is good. It's usually wise to do what's right. But, please keep in mind what the "good" thing is... and always shoot for that goal, with all your heart and spirit!"
Badass Grandpa: He yells at the soldier who threatened Roll's life if he doesn't help build war weapons. He also attacks Enker with a laser cannon, trips a harmonized Flash Man, practices Street Fighter karate after his heart problems, and uses a giant robot to save Monsteropolis.
Hollywood Heart Attack: Averted. His heart attack is realistic if it was one in the first place. It's never really stated if it was one or just heart palpitations caused by the stress of the soldier threatening Roll's life if he doesn't help build war weapons.
Dr.Light: ... Finally. I see you're already turning tail, Wily. You're a smart man... That's what I'd like to say. HOWEVER! You've sown the seed for your own end. The robots you sent to capture my factory not only provided a chance for Mega Man to hone his most basic combat skills, but also their technological secrets! You failed to remove the hidden failsafe I added in Electric Man six months ago... And you failed to understand the thought I put into one robot... With just a few parts from the technology of the future Sniper Joe, he became capable of overcoming your army! He was even able to replicate the ability of Flash Man for me. Having any trouble seeing into the future lately, Wily?
Dr.Wily: "- Wait, you...!? YOU SON OF A WHORE I'LL"
Dr.Light: SILENCE! I am not finished. I was already wary when you entered that infamous laboratory, Chronos Institute! I knew of the Time Vision project, and the Time Skimmer... And with the blueprints of Time Stopper, there are many things which were now possible. Open your eyes Dr. Albert Wily! Haven't you had enough delusions of world domination!? You lost because you don't understand the true potential science has for this world. Watch and learn.
Shoryuken: Practices it to keep his health up, which is later copied by the Mega Man's non-combat frame to crack open the Wily Machine.
"I could care less. I'm just here to humiliate you, Light! Maybe I can stop it! Beg me and I might. Beg me for forgiveness!"
The Big Bad who wants to Take Over the World. He was Light's former partner, but he had creative differences with him, leading him to betray him early on. The recurring Evil Genius. Arrogant, meticulous, and arguably nuts.
Berserk Button: He appears to have two: being second-guessed by his minions, and a certain blue robot...
Fodder: "We only have one type of gun that consistently blows up the Wily bots, so I got a big pile of them heaped up for you. Also I got a pile of heat shields, a pile of super batteries, and a pile of expendable lackeys all up and ready to be blown apart. And as far as robots go, ATLAS and most of the E1 series that hasn't been destroyed are stationed near Monsteropolis. So you'll organize into a single united front, ready to sacrifice your lives whenever necessary or amusing to me."
Initially the head of the elite US military unit, Fodder Force, where he became famous for putting the mission over the lives of his men. Following the Dr. Wily debacle, he was promoted to Colonel and approached by General Bauter of Factor G, to oversee the CY project. He never fights unless the odds are in his favor and he always looks out for #1.
Dirty Coward: He will shoot at Mega Man even after getting help from him, he will abandon his men in the field, and would rather sleep in then deal with any problems. He will only fight when the odds are in his favor and he doesn't care about civilians.
We Have Reserves: His attitude towards his men, to the extent that he relieved Lt. Gunnady of command after she insisted on retrieving the wounded.
Dr. Light and Dr. Wily's second successful intelligent robot (they didn't know it at the time). A mysterious robot who helped a wounded Reset Man to the best of his abilities. He then stole Reset Man's shield and left to explore the world. His current whereabouts are unknown. He mostly appears in filler now.
Mauve Shirt: Parodied somewhat as the author cut away from the Red-Headed soldier before we could hear him tell Gunnady his name. He is then killed in the next fight. He gets better.
Lt. Roberta Gunnady
Colonel Fodder's direct subordinate in Factor G, replacing his original, unseen assistant, Leon Diedde, after his unfortunate death. She initially considers it an honor to be working under someone as famous as him, but later appears to realize that "notorious" would probably be a better word.
Quickly Demoted Woman: Unfortunate, especially considering that she's one of the strip's five female characters. Three are robots and one is rather minor, not to mention quite dead. Then she is promoted to Captain of the Fodder Force.
An Offer You Can't Refuse: Doctor Wily's offer is, in short: "Build me the Time Skimmer or I'll kill you". Interestingly, Mason actually does refuse for a while, until Dr. Otto convinces him otherwise.
Fate Worse than Death: Happens to him near the end of "Not Just Yet". He and D. Otto cybernetically enslaved as a 'biological computer'.
Mason: Kill me.
A scientist who worked at the Chronos Institute. He helped invent a way to time travel. With 9 comics to his name, he's appeared as much as iXMega Man. He seems to be angry at Dr. Light for some reason.
As the only name given for the author, Disgruntled Ferret is a reoccurring character in the filler strips. He loves videogames, is often lazy, gets bored easily, acts tough (he's a ferret), and loves seeing his characters in pain. Enjoys fillers, groundhogs, sleeping, and shiny things.