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Robots-Major Characters

Mega Man/Rock

"I am Mega Man! I fight for everlasting peace!"
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.

Reset Man

The first of the humanoid robots. He is an old test model made for trial runs that has become frightened of many things as a result of his terrible life. He is sometimes referred to as Polka.

Roll

"Rock... please don't do anything stupid."
SIBLING ASSESSMENT
"... well... Don't DIE, anyway..."
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.
  • Closer to Earth
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Lawful Good: DisguntledFerret said this was true here.invoked
  • Robot Girl
  • Shout-Out: Perhaps to her cartoon self, whose weapon was, among other household appliances, a vacuum cleaner.
  • Super Powered Robot House Maid: This is essentially Roll's job description.
  • 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).
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Her Robot Master ability is apparently a rather harmless vacuum.

Enker

"Being invulnerable makes for such fun."
Enker, the "Mega Man Hunter", was Wily's dragon for the first major arc (basically, Mega Man 1). Following his initial defeat by Mega Man, he was revived for Wily's second attack, only to be shunted under Quintet's command.

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.
  • Asskicking Pose: Done when mode changing into Mega Man V.
  • Bad Future: Quintet comes from one of these. The details are unknown, but it's implied everyone is dead except for him.
  • Berserk Button: DON'T EVER TALK ABOUT DOCTOR LIGHT!
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He doesn't really like Wily.
  • Face-Heel Turn
  • Failure Knight
    "Yeah... I'm only strong when I borrow the power of others. I'm just another failure. note 
  • Fallen Hero
  • Improbable Weapon User: he uses Sakugarne, a modified pogo-stick... that is, a jackhammer.
    Quintet: "Beware my power, Rock! I am Quintet! And this is my nuclear powered pogo stick!"
    Mega Man: "Your what?"
  • Large Ham: Granted, an evil one, but he has his moments.
  • Laser Blade: Acquired by Power Copying Allegro in Greatest Killer.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: For anyone who played the games he was in or got his info CD in Megman And Bass knows he is an altered Mega Man from the future.
  • Lawful Evil: DisguntledFerret said this was true here.invoked
  • Meaningful Name: Possibly. It's been noted on the forums that V is half of X.
    • Also, a quintet is a group of five. Guess which number V is the roman numeral for.
  • Sinister Shades: His first appearances have him completely in silhouette... except for his gleaming visor.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: During the latter half of "Water Hazard", he floods an entire building just to kill Mega Man.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Quint from the games? An absolute joke. Quintet from the comic? Hyper competent, super powerful, and the biggest threat in the series.
  • Twin Telepathy: He has this with Future!Roll. It also seems that all robots built with a twin unit (like Rock and Roll) have a version of this.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Briefly loses his cool when Mega Man says that Dr. Light wouldn't approve of what he (Quintet) is doing.
    Quintet: "WHAT WOULD YOU KNOW?! You're just a stupid little robot that's barely a year old! If you saw what I saw, and you knew what I know, then you'd do what I'm doing!"
  • We Can Rule Together: A slight variation.
    "The ultimate goal I have is peace. Everlasting peace. Let's work together."
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Quintet's attempts to bring "everlasting peace" involve bloodshed. Lots of it.
  • 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.

Quick Man

Supposedly the strongest of Wily's 8 Robot Masters in the second episode. As his name would imply, he's the quickest. He's also huge.

Electric Man

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.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Used to destroy the Yellow Devil. It doesn't quite stick.
  • Psycho Electro: For a good guy, he sometimes seems a little... unhinged.
    Electric Man: "Could you put lightning in a jar? Could you put a thunderstorm under lock and key, Writer?
    Writer: "Yes I could!"
    Electric Man: "Haha... spunky. If I could see your eyes I'd know if you mean that. My electrical current will run through your little body like a beautiful river of death."
  • Offhand Backhand: Electric Man beats Metal Man this way during their brief fight.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: When Enker kidnaps Roll during "Lightning Strike", he pins Elec Man to a wall with his Mirror Buster. He then volunteers to handle the Yellow Devil. The following exchange results.
    Mega Man: "W... wait, you? But you're already hurt, Elecky!"
    Electric Man: "Don't call me Elecky. And it's not as bad as it looks."
    Mega Man: "That's good... Because it looks incredibly bad to me."
  • Prepare to Die: "HEY, SLIMEBALL! YOU'VE GOT THREE SECONDS TO LIVE! USE THEM WISELY!"
  • Shock and Awe: Emphasis on "awe".
  • 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).

Crash Man

Crash Man is another of Wily's 8 Robot Masters in episode II. He likes blowing things up. Like a lot.

  • Implacable Man: Takes Mega Man's whole arsenal, is torn apart by a military robot, is repeatedly attacked by Cut Man, and just pieces himself together and keeps destroying stuff.
  • Mythology Gag: Being as he is from the future, he's made of a Titanium-V alloy. This references the Titanium-X alloy Mega Man X is built of.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: "Crash Man" may not sound too intimidating, but he's called "The Destroyer" for a very good reason.
  • Off with His Head!: Not that it slows him down, mind you.
  • One-Man Army: By the time of "Mega Man Hunter", Crash Man has destroyed over a hundred military bases, killing and wounding an unknown number of military personnel.
  • Taking You with Me: Upon being defeated, he gives all of his energy into one final attack meant to destroy Aeropolis' engines and bring it crashing to the ground.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Said to him by Cut Man during "Live and Learn".

ATLAS

"......"
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.
  • Badass Longcoat: As a rather transparent disguise.
  • The Big Guy
  • Cyber Cyclops: Although unlike most of the examples on that page, he's a good guy.
  • Defiant to the End: When Crash Man destroys an E1 series that tries to save his "chief," ATLAS glowers at Crash Man as he is blown apart. It looks like he will be rebuilt, however.
  • Implacable Man: ATLAS lacks the agility to dodge enemy attacks. He makes up for it by not needing to.
  • Lawful Neutral: DisguntledFerret said this was true here.invoked
  • 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.

Robots-Minor Characters

Allegro

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.

Metal Man

Metal Man is another of Wily's 8 Robot Masters in episode II. Based off of Cut Man's blueprints, he's the weakest out of the second generation. He's also a douchebag.

Reader & Writer

A pair of female robots, referred to collectively as "Harmony", who work for Quintet.

  • Back Stab: Sort of. While Mega Man is trying to get Bubble Man to come out and fight, Reader sneaks up behind him and shoves him into the water, destroying his Mega Man body.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Both of them at different times.
  • Enemy Scan: This appears to be part of Reader's main job description.
  • Reality Warper: Writer's 'Data Writer' attack appears to be something like this, except she has to make direct contact with the person she's trying to affect.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Writer is "dressed" in black, with what appears to be a pointy witch hat.
  • Robot Girl
  • Sinister Shades: Both of them, a trait they share with Quintet.

Cut Man

The weakest of the first generation robots, despite his heroic spirit.

  • Back from the Dead: He lampshades it... by claiming he's immortal (it's actually Dr. Light's doing).
  • Big Damn Hero: He gets his chance when Mega Man is controlled by Harmony units. It turns out the Rolling Cutter is the one weapon that one-shots the Harmony Units without destroying the host body.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "ROLLING CUTTER!" "RAMMING CUTTER!"
  • Curbstomp Battle: Between him and Wood Man. He loses. Cut Man's defeat to Wood Man makes sense as he was (ironically) weak to his power in Mega Man: The Power Battle.
  • Defiant to the End: When cornered by Wood Man, he's given one last chance to attack. He impales Wood Man on his scissors and declares that he is never, ever pointless before throwing the both of them off into a pit of spikes.
  • 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).
  • Flashback: Invoked and Lampshaded here.
    Cut Man: N... NO! This flashback is too stupid!
  • 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).
  • Heroic Wannabe: It gets him killed. Again.
  • Unbreakable Weapons: His scissors are unbreakable just like the games' Word of God has said.
  • 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."

Fire Man

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.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Thanks to Wily... TWICE!
  • Heel-Face Turn: Not for long...
  • Killed Off for Real: Falling into the ocean fried his data chip, meaning that while Doctor Light could build another robot with that body, it wouldn't be him.
  • Limit Break: Ultimate Fire Storm. Interrupted when Mega Man tells him not to save his best attack for last and hits him with Ice Slasher, promptly cutting it off.
  • Playing with Fire

Air Man

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.

Ice Man


Heat Man

Crash Man's partner and one of the next-gen Robot Masters. It's unknown how powerful he is, because he spends most of his time sitting on his rear.

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: There's a reason Heat Man's usually so incompetent. He might even be the strongest of the eight.
  • Die Laughing: At the center of an atomic explosion.
  • Lazy Bum: He abandons his partner, Crash Man, in the first fight with ATLAS, but not out of fear, but because he can't be bothered to actually fight.
  • Playing with Fire: Powered by an unstable nuclear bomb.
  • 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.

Spike Man

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.

Flash Man

Created to be Enker's partner. Flash Man's Robot Master ability- the ability to stop time for a short while- would be very useful if he were only more creative with it.

Guts Man

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.

Punk

Dr. Wily's third commander robot. Not very friendly at all. Very angry and violent

Humans-Major Characters

Dr. Thomas Light

"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!"
One of the world's most renowned experts who greatly advanced robotics, and co-creator along with Dr. Wily of the original Sinister Six, Mega Man, Roll, Proto Man, and Reset Man, as well as countless others. May or may not have participated in large fighting tournaments to earn money for his initial robot projects. A Chessmaster in his own right. He is passionate and optimistic.

  • 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.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "DRILL GRAPPLE! A WHOLE LOT OF IT!"
  • Cool Old Guy: The dude isn't a push over and is loved by his robots for his kindness.
  • Chekhov's Gun: His Shoryuken.
  • 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.
  • Hot-Blooded: Particularly when he gets out his Humongous Mecha!
  • This Is a Drill: Drill-Grapple! A whole lot of it!
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: What he was in his youth, if 'Daidigger D' is any indication.
  • MacGyvering: This is why Quintet fears him.
    Quintet: He'll build a death ray if you so much as let him have a cellphone and a paperclip.
  • Neutral Good: DisguntledFerret said this was true here.invoked
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives an absolutely amazing one to Dr. Wily. It starts here.
    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.

Albert Wily

"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.

John Fodder

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."
Gunnady: "May I speak freely, sir?"
Fodder: "Nah."
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.

  • Beard of Evil: Yeah, the dude is a jerk.
  • 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.
  • General Failure: It would be easy to compare his tactics to those of the WWI British generals based on his We Have Reserves policy if it wasn't an insult to the British. He's THAT bad with keeping his men alive. It's a miracle he was promoted.
  • General Ripper: He's solution to everything is to sit in a comfy office and throw more men at the situation.
  • Gunboat Diplomacy: How Fodder enlists Dr. Kinto's help.
  • Lawful Evil: DisguntledFerret said this was true here.invoked
  • The Right Hand of Doom: Actually, The Left Arm of Doom. He lost it to radiation burns while firing an experimental weapon (at Mega Man), and it was replaced with robotic parts.
  • Scary Black Man: In fact, in personality and behavior he closely resembles Ultimate Nick Fury.
  • 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.

Proto Man

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.

Humans-Minor Characters

Fodder Force Uber Team

Captain John Fodder's squad in the Mega Man 1 storyline. Of which, all have died. Except for the redheaded soldier, who was brought back from the dead after Light's Time Gambit.

  • Five-Man Band
  • 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.

  • Closer to Earth: She is a competent soldier unlike Fodder, for one.
  • Good Is Old-Fashioned: Trying to be a decent person gets her canned by Fodder.
  • 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.

Jeff Mason


  • 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.

Doctor Lowe

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.

Doctor Rely


  • Brainy Brunette: Brainy enough to be building a time machine. Unfortunately, she's a terrible judge of character.
  • Disposable Woman: While Wily kept Dr. Otto and Dr. Mason alive, he does no such thing for Doctor Rely. On the other hand, considering what then happens to Otto and Mason, death was a blessing.

Other Filler Characters:

Disgruntled Ferret:

It's kind of irritating that at this point I can blow off Mega Man's arm and he's barely even annoyed. I like torturing characters, and he's taking away my fun here.
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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.


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