[[folder:Multiple Acts]]

!!'''Multiple Acts'''

!!Dr. Thomas Light
* TheAtoner: By the time of "Light Up The Night," he tries to fix his mistakes by killing the original Sniper, then sending Joe to blow up Wily's tower so he can kill Wily. He fails. He later tries again by building Protoman to fight Wily. This also fails.
* BadassBeard: Light's epic beard is seen in the games, posters, booklet art, and fan art, and is the subject of the song "Beard's Going Nowhere."
* BecauseISaidSo: He tells Mega Man not to fight. There's not much he could do to stop him from leaving.
* DespairEventHorizon: Has definitely crossed this by the time of Act III. He appears for the final third of "Hold Back the Night" to counter the female lead's idealism and duets over fragments of her lines that, taken out of context, sound defeatist rather than hopeful. It's clear that after Mega Man abandoned the city, Light lost his final shred of idealism.
--> ''But all of your heroes are gone. And the blood that they spilled is on my hands! A darkness will block out the sun. Not a thing can be done with so few men that a hero couldn't do!''
* TheHero: In Act II, he's the main hero for the first half of the story and has a major role in the second half as well.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: In Act II. By the time of Act I, it's implied Wily kept him around because he still made for a good scapegoat.
* HumansAreSpecial: Light believes this. Unfortunately, this only seems to be true for a few individuals.
* ItsAllMyFault: "They will punish me for what he did to you/but either way, it's all my fault/because I made the man who laid his hands on you..."
* KnightInSourArmor: After Protoman dies, he outright says that "Mankind deserves the hell that they have brought upon themselves." However, this doesn't stop him from building another son and leaving inspirational words on Protoman's grave.
* MadeOfIron: In "Father of Death," he breaks his arm in a fall and apparently walks it off, as it's never brought up again.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction in "Father Of Death" to turning on the machines, and again in "Funeral For A Son" when he sees that Protoman failed.
* NiceGuy: He built his machines in order to help ease the workload of his companions and girlfriend.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Breaks things repeatedly in Act II by activating the robots, then sending Joe to blow up the tower.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: He stops Joe from killing the Sniper, finishing the job himself.
* TragicHero: Light's passion for saving the city and its people made the entire plot possible, including the deaths of Emily and Joe, Wily's takeover, and Protoman and Mega Man's disillusionment with the City.
* VoiceOfTheResistance: Along with Joe, in ''Light Up The Night''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Between the releases of the Acts, it was never established if he died with the crowd or if he somehow escaped. The lyrics in "Hold Back The Night" and [[WordOfGod Panther's testimony]] show that he left before the slaughter.
* WideEyedIdealist: He believes in the good of people. However, he underestimates the power the media has over the people, and since Wily takes advantage of this, it leads to his downfall.

!!Dr. Albert Wily
* BigBad: Across the whole series.
* CharmPerson: He convinces the entire City to go along with his words, including trying to kill Dr. Light.
* TheChessmaster: Some kid on a bike attacking the control tower? It's no problem; you have another one. Protoman attacking your complex? No problem, send out all the Robot Masters to attack him at once. Mega Man attacking, this time getting to the fortress gates and possibly threatening you? Send out Protoman to deal with him.
* ConsummateLiar: He admits as such.
--> It doesn't matter where you hear it from; whether truth or lies, it gets said all the same!
* CrazyPrepared: He built another control tower in case the one he was using was attacked, then used that as an excuse to declare martial law.
* EmperorScientist: Rules the city and possibly the world, and is a roboticist.
* EvilIsPetty: One of his reasons for killing Emily was because she wouldn't be with him.
* HumansAreFlawed: Wily believes this. He's mostly right.
* IfICantHaveYou: The reason he kills Emily.
** That, and she caught him stealing Light's stuff.
* KickTheDog: A band member revealed that he later called the Sniper robots "Joe", like in the games, for an extra jab at Light.
* KillEmAll: His order to the army of robots at the end. In some live performances, he actually says the line.
* LargeHam: Throughout Act II, but ''especially'' in ''The Hounds''.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: He sends all the robots out at once to attack Protoman, then sends him out against Mega Man when his army falls.
* NonActionBigBad: Throughout both Acts. It's lampshaded in Act I.
-->''Wily had no power on a field of battle''.
* SuddenlyVoiced: He had no spoken lines until Act II.
* TheUnfought: Light never gets to the part of the plan where he confronts him, and Mega Man abandons the City before he reaches him.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In Act II, everyone loves him and believes his every word.
* VisionaryVillain: Most of his lines in Act II drip with this sort of behavior, as the man has his ambitions.
* TheVoiceless: In Act I he has no spoken lines.
* YouCantFightFate: In ''The Hounds'', he states that he and Light were destined for their paths in life; it had been building from the moment they met.

!!Mega Man
* BeigeProse: Somewhat, in ''Vengeance''.
* BringIt: "All you wounded, those of you who can, pick yourselves off the ground, hurry back, tell your leader ''you need more men!''"
* DespairEventHorizon: After killing his brother, he turns his back on humankind as well. In some live performances of the song, ''he's'' the one that shouts the line "Kill them all!"
* TheHero: In Act I.
* HopeBringer: He actually drives the crowd to cheer him on, rather than just watch his demise.
* HotBlooded: If only in ''The Will Of One'' and ''Vengeance'' -- the latter pretty much consists of him screaming for the enemy to fight better.
* JadeColoredGlasses: After being forced to kill his brother, he shares Protoman's viewpoint on humanity and leaves the City to die.
* OneManArmy: He manages to put a sizable dent in Wily's forces singlehandedly.
* ReplacementGoldfish: For Protoman, who Light retroactively saw as a son.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: He's capable of crying, and the liner notes describe his heart hurting under the weight of what Dr. Light told him about Protoman.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After killing Protoman, he turns his back on the city and leaves its people to their fate.
* VoiceOfTheResistance: In Act I. He's also the ''only'' resistance.
* WideEyedIdealist: He thinks that he can turn Protoman back to his side by getting the crowd's help at first. They then tell him to kill his brother.

!!Humanity In General
* TheAlcoholic: Once Wily takes over, they crowd the bars.
* AngryMob: They try to lynch Dr. Light at Wily's behest.
* ApatheticCitizens: In all Acts.
* DespairEventHorizon: Their response to Mega Man abandoning them is to simply wail "We Are The Dead" as the robots slaughter them all. Taken even further in Act III. In "Hold back the Night", they outright say "No one will come... The City is dead."
* FromBadToWorse: Their mindset gets worse as time goes on.
* GullibleLemmings: They believe Wily's lies and attempt to lynch Dr. Light when the courts find him innocent.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The crowd establishes that, by the end of Act I, they're almost as bad as the forces supressing them.
* SpontaneousCrowdFormation: They gather to lynch Dr. Light, and crowd around Joe's body after his HeroicSacrifice in Act II. In Act I, they gather at Protoman's assault on Wily's fortress, when Mega Man reads the words on his brother's grave, and when Mega Man attacks the fortress.
* TooDumbToLive: Yes, growing up in a police state does tend to mess with the heads of the populace, but all the same, what could possibly make them think that telling their single, superpowered defender, currently mourning his brother ''who he just killed on their behalf'', that said brother deserved to die is a ''good idea''?
* TorchesAndPitchforks: In ''Give Us The Rope''.

[[folder:Act I]]
!!'''Act I'''

* BackFromTheDead: Post ''Hope Rides Alone'', Wily brought him back to serve as his commander.
* BrokenPedestal: For Mega Man.
* DarkMessiah: ''The Stand'' goes over this pretty thoroughly. Protoman sings about how man once looked to him as their "hero", but they really only cared about martyrs.
* DeathSeeker: May have become this; if the crowd stood and fought like he told them to, they'd have to kill him.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: His death in ''The Sons Of Fate'', at least outside of live performances.
* TheDragon: To Wily in Act I, post FaceHeelTurn.
* EvilLaugh: In live performances, at least.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Has a deep robotic voice in both albums and live shows.
* FaceHeelTurn: After "dying" in ''Hope Rides Alone'', he changes sides and decides that if humanity deserves to live they should fight for themselves.
* FallenHero: Changed sides after his death, when his beliefs were crushed.
* TheFatalist: Subverted in that, while he's a fatalist, he ''desperately wants not to be and is constantly fighting to have his philosophy proven wrong''. It's too bad that every time he does, the crowd's actions just reinforce it.
* ICallItVera: His latest arm cannon is named 'Life Ruiner'.
* LargeHam: Live, at least. A couple of times he imitated pro wrestler Rick Flair.
* MachineMonotone: His lines in ''The Stand'' begin to be consumed by one as he goes from talking with his brother to trying to kill him. By the time ''The Sons Of Fate'' begins, his voice is [[EvilSoundsDeep deeper and more hateful]].
* NeverFoundTheBody: Only his helmet was recovered after his death.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: In ''Hope Rides Alone'', the cause of his "death".
* TheParagon: He intended to fulfill this role, but ultimately failed.
* WarriorPoet: Some stuff he says in ''The Stand'' is fairly poetic.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He's turned his back on the people he was meant to protect. Sadly, with good reason.

!!The Robot Army
* AdaptationalBadass: Could apply to any one of the re-imagined characters in the rock operas, but if the music video footage of 'Hope Rides Alone' is to be believed, the Robot Masters have become ''terrifying'' figures; Elec Man in particular.
* KillEmAll: Wily tells them to kill the crowd at the end.
* KillerRobot: All of them.
* LosingYourHead: Cutman gets his head cut off in the music video.
* MechaMooks: The Snipers.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The Robot Masters 'kill' Protoman. Probably helped that, unlike the games, they attacked at once.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Robot Masters, like in the games.
* ShockAndAwe: Elecman electrocutes Protoman's ''face'' in the video.
* SkullForAHead: Elecman in the music video.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Robot Masters disappear after ''Hope Rides Alone'', the first song on the album. Only time will tell if they make an appearance in Act III.
** According to the music video footage, Cutman appears to have been killed via [[CranialProcessingUnit a bad case]] [[LosingYourHead of headlessness]], Bomb Man seems to have exploded, and Ice Man was taken out by a powershot.
* WholeCostumeReference: In the music video, Bombman is basically a robotic [[Characters/MadMax Wez]]. [[http://protomen.com/act1/images/wallpapers/bombman.jpg For]] [[http://www.highdefdigest.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Road-Warrior.jpg comparison]].

[[folder: Act II]]
!!'''Act II'''

!!Emily A. Stanton
* DeadManWriting: Via her letter to Dr. Light.
* {{Determinator}}: She rebukes Wily, telling him that Light's the better man.
* DyingAlone: Underscored by her funeral, which no one attended.
* HistoricalInJoke: On the Father of Death wanted poster, Edwin ''Stanton'', the Secretary of War for the [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln Lincoln Administration]], vows to bring her murderer to justice.
** The poster itself was an altered version of the one about Lincoln's assassination.
* KilledMidSentence: In "Father of Death".
--> "No matter how dark this City gets, there will be--"
* MeaningfulName: The name Emily means someone who is earthy, strong-willed, and a hard worker. Emily can also mean 'rival', or trying to equal or excel. It still fits rather well, considering what got her killed.
* OriginalCharacter: Emily doesn't have a game counterpart.
* SlashedThroat: This is how she dies.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Emily was an unambiguously good person to the end. Tragically, it's also what got her killed.
* TragicFuneral: No one attends, and the priest's words are drowned out by Wily's broadcast.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: We hear her in the middle of ''Father Of Death'', just in time for her to be faced with DeathByOriginStory.
* WrenchWench: According to the liner notes, she worked in the factory.
--> "The one I love, she works so hard, she works her fingers till they bleed. Some of the pain that she endures would bring a strong man to his knees. I only want to help."

* TheAlcoholic: We first hear him in a bar and everyone else seems to be [[DrowningMySorrows drowning their sorrows]]. Fanon has him as this to an extreme degree. Fittingly, his first words in the "Light Up The Night" video are him asking if Light has anything to drink.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Shows up as a viewpoint character in the latter half of Act II when before the story had focused on Dr. Light.
* CloudcuckooLander: Has a rousing speech in a bar, speaks intimately to a girl who's all but paying attention to him, steals a kiss from her for good luck and rides off into the night, his blood ignited.
* CoolBike: Has a motorcycle inherited from his father.
* FingerlessGloves: Panther wears these as him in live shows, and fan art has Joe wearing them too.
* HotBlooded: Shouts at a literal killing machine to come out and face him, armed with a lead pipe.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Tries to fend the Sniper off with a pipe.
* KissOfDeath: The second meaning, as his hours are numbered.
* LargeHam: He has a bit of this in ''Breaking Out'', in which he declares he's getting the hell out of dodge to a girl that he barely knows, and then kisses her.
* LoveableRogue: Even though he's part of the riff-raff, he's easily the most admirable person we meet in the post-takeover generation.
* OnlyOneName: His last name is never revealed, though ''The Cover Up'' implies it's Wilson.
* OriginalCharacter: He has no game counterpart, though his name is taken from the Joe robots in the games.
* ParentalAbandonment: They were killed.
* SenselessSacrifice: His sacrifice in "The Fall" only makes things worse.
* VoiceOfTheResistance: Tragically, at the time he and Light were the only members of the resistance.

!!The Sniper[=/=]Light's Monster
* CyberCyclops: It has one glowing red eye.
* DegradedBoss: Mass produced Sniper Joes are released into the city at the very end of Act II once the tower is destroyed.
* TheDragon: To Wily in Act II.
* TheDreaded: He single-handedly kept the city in line through fear alone.
* InSeriesNickname: "Light's Monster."
* KarmicDeath: It dies in the same manner Emily did.
* KillerRobot: Kills Emily and presumably many other humans.
* KnifeNut: Even though he has a gun, he prefers to use the knife.
* MachineMonotone: If we take the singing at the end of ''Keep Quiet'' to be him.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Red ''eye'', in this case.
* SlashedThroat: How it checks out.

!!The Girl in the Bar
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Was preparing one after Joe stole a kiss, but by then he got on his bike and rode off.
* ChekhovsGunman: Possibly; we never find out what, if anything, happened to her.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She was ignoring Joe all night until he whispered in her ear, even stealing a kiss from her.
* NoNameGiven: The only thing we know about her is that she's apparently around Joe's age.
* TheVoiceless: Has no spoken lines or lines in the notes.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Never mentioned post Breaking Out.

[[folder: Act III]]
!!'''Act III'''

!!Act III Female Lead
* TheBusCameBack[=/=]ChekhovsGunman: If she is the girl in the bar, as speculated.
* FingerlessGloves: The Gambler wears these as her.
* HotBlooded: The one song we know of featuring her is full of passion on her end.
* VoiceOfTheResistance: "Hold Back the Night" has her talking to Dr. Light to try and spark a movement.


[[folder:The Protomen]]

!!''Current Members''

* AscendedMeme: Did a mostly-Wood Man Due Vendetta, then promised to do an all-Wood Man one another time.
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Panther wears Western-style clothing, has CoolShades, and an NES Zapper Gun in his holster.
* BackFromTheDead: Panther was dead for weeks when the robots infected him with strep throat, but came back.
* CatsHaveNineLives: A possible explanation for the above.
* CloudCuckoolander: Co-writes the Newsletters with Commander, which are amazingly off the rails.
* CompellingVoice: Fans have done many things because he tells them to.
* CoolShades: Wears these a lot.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: This destroyed their first tour bus.
* FingerlessGloves: He wears these as Joe.
* TheHero: He's the leader of the band.
* HeroicMime: He became this when he lost his voice due to fire-throwing ninjas stealing his growl.
* HotBlooded: Plays Mega Man and Joe, and is this in real life.
* MushroomSamba: According to some sources, some very special cookies found their way to Panther at Nerdapalooza. He subsequently missed a full show that night.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He and Turbo Lover accidentally wrecked their tour bus, Jesse Christine.
* PantheraAwesome: In his codename, and KILROY described him as a dangerous jungle cat.
* PermaStubble: He can't grow a beard, so when he doesn't shave, he has this.
* SuperReflexes: Caught a Megabuster being tossed directly at his head from stage right.
* VoiceOfTheResistance: Briefly had it stolen by Ursula the Sea Witch.

* BadassBeard: Has one of these.
* BadassBiker: Seen riding one in ''Webcomic/DeadOfSummer''.
* BearHug: He's fond of giving these.
* CloudCuckoolander: He co-writes the newsletters with Panther, which are amazingly off the rails.
* ColonelBadass: Commander, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment actually]], but he totally fits the trope.
* CommandingCoolness: His codename and sense of authority invoke this.
* CoolBike: Given his attire, it wouldn't be wrong to assume he has one.
** He had one in Webcomic/DeadOfSummer.
* CoolShades: Wears cool [[spoiler: clip-on]] shades.
* DeadpanSnarker: Often makes witty remarks in interviews.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: His fighting style, even though part of his uniform is a strap of bullets.
* HotBlooded: Known for passionate news posts about whatever the band is up to.
* ManlyTears: These were shed when the robots took his beard from him. It got better, thankfully.
* PrehensileHair: His beautiful long locks will strangle you if you don't watch out.
* ShoutOut: His full name, Commander Hawk, may be a reference to Franchise/GIJoe's General Hawk.
* VocalDissonance: He can hit surprisingly high notes with a falsetto.
* VoiceOfTheResistance: He handles PR and usually writes the news posts.

* CloudCuckoolander: He can say some pretty weird things at show intros.
* CompellingVoice: If he asks the crowd to cheer, they'll cheer, no questions asked.
* DeadpanSnarker: Fond of witty remarks, especially if a show mishap occurs.
* DropTheHammer: In live performances of Act II, he wields a sledgehammer.
* EyeBeams: One of his [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan super fighting robot]] powers.
* TheFaceless: No one has ever seen him with his mask off. Those that have have never lived to tell about it.
* FrozenFace: More literal than usual, as he's a robot. And thus can't emote with his face.
* FunWithAcronyms: 'KILROY' is actually an acronym. His full name is Kingsley Ivan Lamarck Rodrigo Othello Youngblood.
* GratuitousSpanish: Fond of peppering his speeches with Spanish phrases.
* MadeOfIron: {{Justified|Trope}}, as he's a machine.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: KILROY is so human you'd swear he was wearing a mask.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: According to a news post.
* ShoutOut: To the graffiti 'Kilroy Was Here' and the Music/{{Styx}} RockOpera of the same name.
* SuperStrength: He can bend steel with his bare hands.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: As of the single release show for "This City Made Us", had a two-tone baby blue and pink mullet/mohawk dealie.

!!Murphy Weller
* BewareTheNiceOnes: It takes a lot to make him angry, but if you do, you're dead.
* GrumpyOldMan: According to KILROY, he's this, but it's closer to CoolOldGuy.
* TheNickNamer: He named the Nightwalker and Ringo Segundo.
* OlderThanTheyLook: According to his Facebook page, he's 100 years old. He doesn't look a day over 90.
* ShoutOut: His name is a reference to ''Franchise/RoboCop''; specifically, the character, Alex Murphy, and his actor, Creator/PeterWeller.
* VoiceOfTheResistance: He handles PR, selling merchandise.

!!The Gambler
* ActionGirl: Has featured roles in Acts II and III.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The redhead.
* CoolShades: Wears these on occasion.
* FieryRedhead: Has reddish brown hair.
* HappilyMarried: To Sir Robert Bakker.
* ProfessionalGambler: It's in her codename; she's known for playing in seedy casino halls.
* ShoutOut: Her name is a reference to the Kenny Rogers album of the same name.

!!Sir Robert Bakker
* AdventurerArchaeologist: A paleontologist is a type of archaeologist.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* HappilyMarried: To the Gambler.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Married to The Gambler.
* KnightInShiningArmor: He's a knight, among many other job descriptions.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A robot knight paleontologist musician.
* ShoutOut: His name is in reference to renowned paleontologist Dr. Robert Bakker, who helped write ''Literature/JurassicPark''.

!!Ringo Segundo
* BadassBeard: Semi-subverted, it's painted on.
* BadassMustache: Also with sideburns!
* ADayInTheLimelight: Though a guitarist, he got a solo verse in the cover of Queen's "I Want It All."
** Also as Ringo Bowie during some performances of Under Pressure.
* GratuitousSpanish: His name means "The second ringer".
* NiceHat: Sometimes wears a cowboy hat.

!!Shock Magnum
* AwesomeMcCoolName: His name is ''awesome''.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Subbed for Ringo post-Warped Tour, and took over as Wily once Turbo Lover in "Father of Death". Panther takes over for "The Hounds."
* GentleGiant: Taller than pretty much everyone else in the band, yet is very soft-spoken on the occasions he sings.
* ShockAndAwe: Much like Lazer, his facepaint features a solitary black bolt over one eye.
* PrehensileHair: He's fond of showing this off while playing.

!!Reanimator Lovejoy
* AscendedMeme: [[http://getdownfromtherereanimator.tumblr.com Get down from there Reanimator]] has resulted in anything but.
* BackFromTheDead: Part of his job description.
* BadassBeard: Has one of these on and off.
* CombatMedic: His drumbeats are known to heal people.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Climbing to high places and then jumping from them for drum cues is his signature move. Also standing on his drum kit ''while drumming.''
* ShirtlessScene: At shows where it's really, really hot, he will have no qualms about playing shirtless.
** His Queen show costume.
* ShoutOut: His name is a reference to the movie ''Film/ReAnimator'' and [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Reverend Lovejoy]].
* WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings: Constantly breaking sticks and other drum parts and throwing them at people.
** Could alternately be attributed to ThePowerOfRock.

!!''Past Members''

!!Doug Fetterman
* BadassMustache: Definitely had this.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: The band has made T-shirts in memoriam.
** When Music/MakeupAndVanitySet did his take on Act I, he named the penultimate song ''The Sons Of Doug Fetterman''.
* NiceHat: His memorial t-shirt shows him with a cowboy hat.
* SacrificialLion: He was the first member to be declared R.I.P.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Averted; while they may have been scary at times, they were see-through. Unless lighting made them shiny.
* ShoutOut: His name is the same as a character from ''Film/{{Jaws 2}}''.
* ShroudedInMyth: Nobody knows of the circumstances of his death. It's possible [[NeverFoundTheBody he's still around]]...
* TokenEvilTeammate: If Webcomic/DeadOfSummer is to be believed, he filled this role before Turbo Lover.
* WarriorPoet: A quote from him was featured in the Act II CD booklet.

* ShoutOut: Possibly to Music/{{Styx}}'s Mr. Roboto. Or Franchise/RoboCop.
* ShroudedInMyth: Very little is known about him.

!!The Merchant
* ActionGirl: Sang as a chorus member and as Emily.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Unquestionably blonde.
* CoolShades: Wore these at times.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She sold the band's merchandise.
* FatalMethodActing: In-universe. She played the role of Emily exactly once, when the Sniper killed her.

!!Demon Barber
* BadassBeard: Had this as well as very long, curly hair.
* TheCameo: While officially listed as a casualty, his spirit has been known to frequent the band's shows in Nashville, participate in the songs, and sign autographs.
* HeroicSacrifice: He saved his disco records from the burning Thundercon at the cost of his own life.
* KillItWithFire: This is how he died.
* PrehensileHair: His hair was so fluid it was practically ''alive''.
* RealPersonFic: One can be found [[http://lalalei2001.deviantart.com/art/Hands-A-Protomen-Story-114256008 here]] detailing his experience as a P.O.W. (He was listed as such before being declared R.I.P.).
** Note that this was written before Act II was released, and before his cause of death was made known.
* ShoutOut: His name is a reference to ''Theatre/SweeneyTodd.''

!!The Keeper
* BadassBeard: Notably, he was the one who told the rest of the band about Whiskerino.

!!The Repeater
* ActionGirl: Sang as a chorus member.
* NiceHat: Like most members, she wore a red bandanna.

!!The Replicant
* ShoutOut: His name is a reference to the replicants in Film/BladeRunner.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Like the replicants in Film/BladeRunner, his life expectancy was four years.

!!The Dragon
* DropTheHammer: He wields a magic hammer. No, he is not ComicBook/TheMightyThor.
* FakingTheDead: After his apparent death, he was revealed to be alive and affiliated with a different band.
* NotQuiteDead: Turns out, he's alive and affiliated with the band ''Magic Hammer''.
* ShoutOut: His signature in autographs had what looked like a DragonBall in the 'O'.

!!The Keymaster
* BadassBeard: Had one that rivaled Murphy's.
* CombatMedic: He decided to become a pharmacist.
* MasterOfUnlocking: A master of keys and unlocking.
* ShockAndAwe: He could hold his hands up during a storm and eventually summon lightning bolts to strike a random location.
* ShoutOut: His codename is the same as a character from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.

!!Ellen Aim
* ActionGirl: Sang as a chorus member and as Emily.
* FatalMethodActing: In-universe. She voiced Emily on the vinyl/demo, and was swiftly killed by the Sniper in a live performance.
* ShoutOut: Her codename is one to Ellen Aim from Film/StreetsOfFire.

!!Scartoe Gleason
* AnOddPlaceToSleep: Scartoe is famous for sleeping in odd places. Among other things, he slept under the band's merchandise table.
* TheQuietOne: Didn't talk much in interviews.
* WarriorPoet: When he did talk he was often very prolific.

!!Master Blaster
* BackFromTheDead: Returned to play a show in Baltimore, and shows where the Nightwalker isn't around to play trumpet.
* NoNameGiven: At first he didn't have a codename. Murphy gave him one.
* ShoutOut: His name is a reference to the duo Master and Blaster, from [[Film/MadMax Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome]]. They are usually referred to as Master Blaster in the film.

!!Heath Who Hath No Name
* CelebrityResemblance: To Creator/HeathLedger; originally his codename ''was'' Heath Ledger.
* DeadpanSnarker: Fond of quips during interviews.
* NoNameGiven: He hath no name.
* PerpetualSmiler: Perpetual ''Smirker'', but yeah.
* PrehensileHair: He could sculpt his hair into almost any style.

!!Cobra T. Washington
* BadassBeard: At his first show. He shaved soon after.
* ShoutOut: His name is a reference to the Creator/SylvesterStallone action flick ''Film/{{Cobra}}''. And Booker T. Washington.

!!The Ringer
* BadassBystander: He was an audience member called into service by KILROY to play keyboard on The Stand.
* BornLucky: Admit it, you wish this had happened to you.
* HeroicBystander: Helped the band out when Panther was struck down.

* BornLucky: He sang as Mega Man in ''Vengeance'' when Panther fell ill.
* HeroicBystander: Helped the band out when Panther fell.

!!The Gunslinger
* TheGunslinger: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Obviously]].
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Known for carrying these.

!!The Nightwalker
* ActionGirl: Sang as a chorus member and played instruments.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: A mix of blonde and brunette.
* PhantomThief: Averted; she may break into places, but she never steals. She just breaks in for the sake of being there.
* StealthExpert: Known for breaking into houses for the sake of it, without anyone being the wiser.

* ActionGirl: Sang as a chorus member at the Act I vinyl release show.
* ShockAndAwe: Her facepaint was a lightning bolt across one eye.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Laser with a 'z'!

* ActionGirl: Sang as a chorus member at the Act I vinyl release show.
* EightiesHair: Had a very eighties hairstyle.
* ShoutOut: To Dr. Beverly Crusher from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.

* ActionGirl: Sang as a chorus member at the Act I vinyl release show.
* EightiesHair: Like Crusher, had a fabulous eighties hairdo.

* ActionGirl: Sang onstage alongside the band.

* PandaingToTheAudience: His name is Panda.

!!Neon Leon
* CoolShades: Wore a cool pair of sunglasses.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Subbed for Ringo on the last 3 Warped Tour shows.
* RhymesOnADime: His name rhymes.

!!Turbo Lover
* AscendedExtra: Was a rarely-seen chorus member before voicing Wily.
* CompellingVoice: There's a reason he plays Wily.
* EvilIsPetty: At a Halloween show, he remarked that it was his favorite time of the year... and that he hoped the crowd would get cavities.
* HeelFaceBrainwashing: [[spoiler: The band kidnapped Dr. Wily from the past and brainwashed him to sing about his own deeds. This is the end result.]]
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: When not acting as Wily he's quite the nice guy to hang around with.
* MrFanservice: Sometimes unbuttons his jacket, as well as wearing a spandex leotard.
* NiceHat: He wears a fedora. He's also one of the only band members to have an actual hat as opposed to a bandanna or helmet.
* ShirtlessScene: During covers of "Death On Two Legs". He also strips his jacket down to a unitard.
* ShoutOut: His name is a reference to the song "Turbo Lover" by Judas Priest.
* TimeParadox: See HeelFaceBrainwashing, above.
* TokenEvilTeammate: He plays Dr. Wily. He helped wreck their tour bus. This has not gone unnoticed by fans.
** Not only that, when Panther lost his voice, he took over his lines. Theories have spawned about him wanting to take over the world, or the band.
* VillainousCheekbones: Has these both as Wily and as a chorus member.

!!''Objects Of Note''

!!The Thundercon
* DarkestHour: When it was destroyed, the Protomen were left without a base of operations.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: This was the Protomen's base of operations.
* KillItWithFire: It burnt down, along with Demon Barber.

!!Jesse Christine
* BaseOnWheels: The Protomen used her as their mobile base.
* CoolCar: Almost literally; the bus ''had no heat''. Going to Detroit in February almost destroyed the band.
* DarkestHour: The back of the bus was eaten by a Graboid from Film/{{Tremors}}. Soon after, she broke down completely, and was recently replaced with The Skyhammer.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Her Kind]]: She was the last of the V8 Interceptors.
* MyCarHatesMe: She seemed to break down at the worst possible times. Luckily, she also made a handy barricade when the band was attacked by [[KillerRobot Killer Robots]].

!!The Skyhammer
* BaseOnWheels: Used as the Protomen's second mobile base.
* CoolCar: 26 passenger bus with several beds and seats that don't place you five inches from the person in front of you.
** According to the band she also has a bowling alley.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Her Kind]]: The last of the Super V8 Interceptors.
* MyCarHatesMe: Attempted to kill the Protomen by blowing an expensive tire on her way out of Ohio.
** The Skyhammer once got in a wreck, then lost a tire; fortunately no one was injured. The truck that hit her, on the other hand, was vaporized.
** At the very start of part 2 of their 2010 tour, the Skyhammer blew another tire, lost a trailer fender, and ''broke her fuel pump'', leaving the band stranded in Texas.
* ReplacementGoldfish: For Jesse Christine.

!!The [=ThUnderHAUL=]
* CoolCar: Averted. It's a [=UHaul=].
* ReplacementGoldfish: For The Skyhammer, after the above-mentioned fuel pump incident.