Mega Man~ I Want To Be The One, Lamentations Of A War Machine, History Repeating Pt. 1, History Repeating Pt. 2 (One Last Time), Fly on a Dog
I want to be the one who fights for justice! I want to be the one. (I've got to be the one!) I want to be the one who fights against you, Dr. Wily. If I've a heart made out of steel, then does that mean I cannot feel? Remorse for everything I've done... My hands a smoking gun!
Dr. Light~ The Message From Dr. Light, I Want To Be The One To Watch You Die
I made you in my image! I built your heart. I gave you eyes. I gave you power. A sense of justice beyond any compare. I gave you hands, a child's face. I gave you HAIR! (Robotic hair!) ...But the burning in your heart I did not put there...
Adult Fear: Has to watch his "son" go to war countless times, and has to help him do that.
Not to mention knowing one of the combatants on the other side is his other "son", driven by contempt against him.
The Atoner: He wants to use Mega Man to "Clear the name of Dr. Light"
"The things I hoped, the failing dream; has finally got the best of me."
Ignored Epiphany: Seems to realize that what he is doing (sending Mega Man to kill Wily) isn't that different at all from what Wily is doing. He then quickly decides it doesn't matter, Wily needs to die anyway.
Revenge: Outright stated to be a pretty big motivator in I Want To Be The One to Watch You Die
''I want to finally end this game/You are the one that wrote the end/You wanted War/Now I just want revenge
Robot Master: Built both Proto Man and Mega Man, among others.
Proto Man- Parts of History Repeating Pt. 2 (One Last Time), I'm Not The Break Man
They lost me, forgot me. Made you from parts of me. If you're the one—my father's son—Then what am I supposed to be?
Calling the Old Man Out: Does this in I'm Not the Break Man, where he rages that he was simply discarded by Dr Light
Came Back Wrong: In Gamma Unchained, it is implied Wily simply wished to bring him back to life- before realising that he is simply driven by hate and rage... All directed at Doctor Light.
I thought that I could bring the dead back/A broken shell, rusted red with age/I gave him power, a new heart/It filled too quickly with his rage.
And he says: "Why do you fight? / How can you say you know what's right? / What if we win? / What if we fall? / Will any choice that we make / matter at all?"
The Resenter: Hates Mega Man for a number of reasons—claiming he has free will while still obeying Dr. Light, replacing Protoman as Light's son, and perhaps most of all, being built from Protoman's remains.
I had a name, my father called me "Blues"/He tore my heart from my chest to give to you/I'm not broken; I'm not the Break Man/I was the first, I am the Proto Man
Tranquil Fury: Despite how obviously enraged he is, the vocals of his track are kept low and sombre, only raised at the end for the Tear Jerker line above. In addition, Gamma Unchained implies the moment he was reactivated, he immediately was driven to anger.
In History Repeating, Part 2 (One Last Time), he casually greets Rock/Mega Man and challenges him to a fight, speaking in an almost friendly manner despite the hate he has for Mega Man.
Hi, Rock!/My weapon is hot, It's time to throw down/Show me what you got.
Air Man~ The Annihilation Of Monsteropolis
Do you know what it's like to be built this way? With only the power to push others away? You've a heavy role to bear, do you think you can carry it? I'll usher in the end upon my thunder chariot...
Badass Boast: has a few during the coda and throughout his song "There will be a tombstone with The Planet Earth engraved on it!"
(Carved from mighty oak!) Youíve come far, youíve destroyed many of the others. Iíll avenge the death of my robot brothers. (This is not a joke!) Understand Iím different than the robots youíve seen before. Iíve been born from nature and machines of war.
Mega Man is so powerful, I feel my end is near. (I wonder) If there's a chance I could change his mind, so he could join me here.
Decadent Gay: Though it may just be extreme Foe Yay, lines like "I've always admired Mega Man, and his flawless design/I wonder what he will think of my blue suit, and this helmet of mine" and "Hey Mega Man, join my side/And let me stop this moment in time/You'll be mine, forever!/This moment will last forever!/One last moment together!" strongly imply it
Hero Worshipper: Which wouldn't be as blatant if it weren't for the fact that the hero was hunting for his blood.
Quick on the draw. In this town, I am the law. Is what they say true? Does Death wear blue? Can he fall?
Face Death with Dignity: At the end Quick Man calmly accepts his end. "My circuits slow, I'm not scared anymore. I see the faces of my brothers who have fallen before."
Miles Gloriosus: His lines indicate that he's afraid of Megaman, and knows he's probably going to die, but he boasts to the crowd "A Megaman is coming to die!" and "The moment of truth has arrived!"
Most of all, though, he seems to be trying to convince himself of his victory, acting confident despite calling the Blue Bomber Death. The ending part can be viewed as him going from denial(What they said is a lie/The shots are heard as the bullets scream death as they fly.) to a form of acceptance(My moment has come/Your speed means nothing if it's Death that you're running from!)
When the crowd gathers for his fight with Megaman, though, it does say that "He knew he couldn't tell them / That he was the quickest of all / Would this be the day that he falls?"
Fighting from the Inside: Pretty much the only thing certain about Crash Man is that he doesn't want to kill Mega Man, but he is, as the song title goes, Programmed To Fight, and is trying to go against his programming, one way or another.
The Greatest Story Never Told: Though both of the above are popular theories, Crash Man himself says it best— "No one will know the truth to this story."
I Let You Win: It's also implied that he's trying to do this throughout the song, eventually overcoming his programming and allowing Megaman to kill him.
Title Drop: "But to your aid an unlikely friend./Programmed to fight 'til the very end!"
Turned Against Their Masters: Crash Man isn't shown to be rebelling due to any sort of sense of justice, but instead simply out of a hatred for his creator.
Elec Man~ Evolution of Circuitry
I say they owe us a debt. Today, it's time to collect. I have the ability to rectify.
Do Not Adjust Your Set: As the song ends, radio static followed by generic muzak is heard, implying the whole song was a hijacked broadcast.
Obliviously Evil: He's convinced he's the good guy, believing it's time to "Power Up The Revolution" to put an end to human cruelty against robots. Despite Wily reprogramming him to conquer on his behalf.
The impossible unity, the two of us make three. While everything's coming down, they will see, that we set them free, and they will believe that hell can freeze.
Blood Knight & Defrosting Ice Queen: Implied by the line- "Now that you've warmed up to me/My temper's at a lower degree/It feels like this dichotomy was meant to be"
Fusion Dance: Implied, but it's probably meant to be metaphorical. Still, lines like "Thus begins our epic fusion" and "Together we are The Chosen One" are sprinkled throughout their song. If it is literal, it seems like Fire Man is the dominant personality, since he seems to do all the talking.
Hell Freezes Over: He/They never thought that this fusion could be. A variation of this trope name is even the name of their song!
Title Drop: The lines in the chorus are literally 2/3s "Hell Has Frozen Over" being repeated.
Wasted Song: Ice Man really got the shaft in this song. Namely, the fact that the entire second half of his theme is noticeably missing. Keep in mind that all the MM 2 robots had every part of their themes show up at some point.
Spark Man~ You've Sparked A War
I feel my hands turning into fists. I see my brothers; they will be missed. We are the chosen, we are the pure. They are the virus, we are the cure.
Fantastic Racism: "We are the chosen, we are the pure. they are the virus, we are the cure."
Irony: He talks about his hands turning into fists... despite not having hands in the first place.
Obliviously Evil: Like Elec Man before him, he's convinced he's the good guy, this time fighting against humans because robots are superior ("We are the chosen, we are the pure, they are the virus, we are the cure").
Hey. What do ya say? You say "don't take their lives, they don't deserve to die." And who does? You think it's us? And what of the one who calls us sons, are you gonna kill him too? 'Cuz who are you? You're a man's metal son the same as every one of us! Become one of us. You can win this fight, but you gotta join our side.
Badass Boast: Delivers one to Megaman, an ultimatum to either join him or die.
You can Fight for the steel/Or Die beneath my Heel.
Just Think of the Potential: Wily sees something in the machines he creates, though admittedly as tools for conquest and replacing humanity.
One night, it was clear (what colors you gleamed) / These things I was building (blue, black, and machine) / Were not meant to serve (perfection in steel) / They were meant to conquer (a glorious future revealed!)