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Mega Man Reawakened
Mega Man Reawakened
fanfic written by DestinyZX, AKA Mega Man RA. The fic is a retelling of one of the author's previous works,
Mega Man NG
, and is meant to be a tribute to all iterations of Mega Man.
Robert Light was once human, but an attack from Dr. Wily and Bass left him dead. In a last-ditch attempt to save his life, Robert's grandpa, Dr. Light, converted him into a robot. Robert, now named Mega Man, vows to stop Wily and those who would conquer the world.
And it's only the beginning of his story. Torn between the life he knew as a human and the life he knows now, and tormented by anger towards his family and memories of his past, Robert must balance his very human emotions with the pressure of being the world's defender.
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This fanfic contains examples of: Action Girl: Tron, Denise, and Roll. Agent Peacock: Flash Man; he's quite dangerous even when literally slapping Mega around.. Alternate Universe Fic: It's a separate universe from the games and animated adaptations. Anti-Villain: Woodman, who loves nature and tries to help Robert sort out his anger in the midst of battle. Glyde, as he turned to Wily out of having nowhere else to go and showed clear regrets over the matter. Audience Participation: In Arc 1, readers voted on which Robot Master Megaman would fight first. The winner was Cutman. Author Appeal: References to , specifically Generation 4, appear in Arc 4, chapter 3. Robert and Tron even see a movie about it. My Little Pony Back from the Dead: Robert. Also Bastian Wily, AKA Bass. Badass in Distress: Megaman is captured twice. Once is by Glyde and his Birdbots, and he breaks free on his own after being locked up. The other is by the Neo Emerald Spears, and Rush and Bon Bonne save him. Berserk Button: Roll's is making fun of her or Robert. Big Brother Instinct: Robert is protective of Roll, and doesn't want her to make the same mistakes he did. Big Damn Heroes: Rush and Bon Bonne save Megaman in Arc 4, chapter 2. In Arc 4, chapter 4, Wily, Glyde, and Protoman help save Megaman from a rampaging Quentin Emerald. Arc 5, chapter 1, has Roll save Robert from Magnet Man's Gravity Squeeze. Birthday Episode: Arc 4, chapter 3. Break the Haughty: Happens to Bass in Arc 4, chapter 1, as Roll easily defeats him. An even more severe instance happens to him in the Arc 4 finale when Break Man curbstomps him. Breather Episode: Arc 4, chapter 3, which is all about a birthday party for Megaman. Broken Pedestal: Robert admired Wily and his work until he turned evil. Brother-Sister Incest: Due to a programming bug, Roll falls in love with Robert at first. By the Power of Grayskull!: "Activate battle mode, passcode: REAWAKEN!" Came Back Wrong: Robert is this due to returning from the dead until late in Arc 3. Catfight: Roll and Tron get into one in Arc 4, chapter 1. Character Development: Robert goes through this as the story goes on, learning to control his anger rather than lash out. Chekhov's Gunman: Darian Darhk. Chekhov M.I.A.: Protoman is mentioned in passing in the first few chapters; it's stated he left for parts unknown. He appears in the finale of Arc 3. Combat Pragmatist: Robert, as well as some of the Robot Masters. Flash Man uses his Time Stopper and electricity powers for a very lethal combination. Composite Character: This version of Mega Man has traits from all of them, as well as a ponytail like Zero. Bass is a mix of his classic self, his Battle Network self, and Ruby Spears' Protoman. Protoman appears to mostly be based off his Mega Man Battle Network counterpart, with hints of his classic self and Ruby-Spears self. Roll is based off of her Battle Network and Ruby-Spears self. Continuity Cameo: Big Name Fan Lizsama's Original Character, Elizabeth Marmalade, appears in Arc 3 with her permission. The Neo Emerald Spears, who are based off the Emerald Spears from Archie Comics' , appear in Arc 4. Mega Man Prism Man, who's exclusive to the anime, appears in Arc 4. Mega Man NT Warrior Corrupt Corporate Executive: Lexington Loath, like in the Legends games. Curb-Stomp Battle: Roll delivers one to Bass in Arc 4. Bass is on the receiving end of a brutal one in the Arc 4 finale, courtesy of Break Man. Cute Machines: The Servbots, Birdbots, and a Metool Megaman saved. Damaged Soul: Robert, post conversion. Wood Man helps heal him. Dangerously Genre Savvy: In their rematches, the Robot Masters aren't above attacking all at once. In the lead up to the Mega Man 3 arc, Wily makes Glyde and Bass stay hidden so they won't jeopardize his plan, and is implied to have used Quentin Emerald's attack to gain the public's trust. A Day in the Limelight: Arc 5, chapter 2 focuses on Roll in Hard Man's area all by herself. Dead Person Conversation: In the Arc 3 finale Robert converses with his dead father. Deadpan Snarker: Robert, Bass, and sometimes Glyde and Wily. Dramatic Irony: Wily does not know Megaman is Robert at first, and neither does Tron. Driven to Suicide: Denise Marmalade, though her friends and family talk her down. Enemy Within: Robert's hatred, seen as an . Evil Twin Even Evil Has Standards: Dr. Wily is disgusted with the Neo Emerald Spears. Excited Title! Two-Part Episode Name!: Every chapter has one, such as "Journey to Wily's Fortress; Beware the Yellow Devil!" Face-Heel Turn: Dr. Wily claims this in Arc 4; Robert and the others are suspicious of this. Though it's convincing, he's faking it. Fantastic Racism: Seen with the Neo Emerald Spears, who hate all robots. It's especially prevalent with their leader. Feed It a Bomb: Mega deals with some Big Fish this way in Arc 3. Fighting Down Memory Lane: Happens in Arc 3, Chapter 11, as Robert's memories return in full due to Wood Man's Pulse of Life. Flashback: Plenty are seen relating to the Light family's past, as well as Wily's. Foil: Megaman and Bass are both the doctors' grandsons, and humans who have been rebuilt as robots, but which side they're on is different. Bass and Blues are driven by power, but while Bass is hotheaded, Blues is calm and rational. Foreshadowing: Dr. Light has plans to make Roll and Rush late in Arc 3. Full Name Ultimatum: Wily calls Bass by his full name, Bastian Lionel Wily, to get him to report back to him. Fun with Acronyms: The Neo Emerald Spears, or N.E.S. Glass Cannon: Elec Man. Good Old Fisticuffs: Robert sometimes fights this way as opposed to weapons or battle chips. Wily threatens to fight Megaman this way in Arc 3, but uses the alien hologram. Green Aesop: Cut Man's and Wood Man's chapters deal with protecting the environment. Green-Eyed Monster: Wily was insanely jealous of Light, and this led to their falling out. He's Back: Robert in the Arc 3 finale, as he lets go of his hatred. Heel-Face Revolving Door: The first set of Robot Masters, who were reprogrammed to be evil, are returned to the good side, and then reprogrammed to be evil again. They currently are good, this time permanently. Heel-Face Turn: The Bonnes do this. Heroic Sacrifice: Time Man does this to save Mega from Flash Man, though he lives. History Repeats: Both Protoman and Roll run away because they don't want Dr. Light to fix them at first, though Roll later relents. Robert points this out to Quentin Emerald, who's a terrorist like his father. Hot-Blooded: Both Megaman and Bass. Some of the Robot Masters, such as Crash Man. Hypocrite: The Neo Emerald Spears, who profess hatred of robots yet use mechs to attack. I Have the High Ground: Protoman does this a lot. I Lied: Wily lies to Lex Loath about giving him a robot army, leaving him a million Zennies poorer and in jail. I Shall Taunt You: Several of the Robot Masters do this, as does Break Man. I Was Beaten By A Girl: In Arc 4, Bass is humiliated after Roll defeats him. Ignored Epiphany: Robert seems to be paying attention to what Woodman is saying about his anger issues, but when he goes to talk it out with Dr. Light he becomes enraged at things being hidden from him, resulting in a huge argument. Immediate Sequel: Shadow Man's chapter takes place immediately after Top Man's, and in the same area. Impossible Task Instantly Accomplished: In Arc 4, the police give Wily a huge bail sum of a billion dollars, hoping it will deter him until the trial. Glyde pays it right off and he goes free. In the Blood: Played straight with Quentin Emerald, whose father was a terrorist, but subverted with Dr. Regal, who isn't evil despite his father being Wily. Internal Reveal: Robert reveals the full truth of his half-human, half-robot nature to Quentin Emerald, stunning him. In the finale of Arc 4, Blues reveals to Robert that they are brothers. Kick Them While They Are Down: Flash Man mocks both Robert and Time Man while he has the advantage, and doesn't hesitate to attack when they're already down. Laser-Guided Amnesia: Coming back from the dead leaves Robert with little memory of his human life. Lemony Narrator: Robert sometimes makes snarky comments on scenes he's narrating, even ones where he's not present. Limit Break: Program Advances and the Overdrive Invoke System; even the Robot Masters can get these. Later, the Soul Fusion. Love Redeems: Between Tron and Robert, prompting her to turn good. Lower Deck Episode: Arc 4, chapter 2, focusing on Rush and Bon Bonne. Mad Bomber: Top Man. Make It Look Like an Accident: Wily planned an explosion to kill Dr. Light, but ended up killing Robert's father instead. Mean Boss: Denise Marmalade's boss. Meaningful Name: Quentin Emerald is the leader of the Neo Emerald Spears. Break Man chose his name because he breaks anyone who stands in his way. Milestone Celebration: A significant chapter was posted the day before the fic's 2nd anniversary. Mission Control: Dr. Light, Higsby, and Tron have all been this for Megaman at times. Mood Whiplash: Arc 3, Chapter 8 cuts from a heated argument between Robert and Dr. Light that ends with the two of them declaring hatred for each other to Denise Marmalade's family accepting her and her chosen career path. Top Man's chapter, while serious at the finale, is mostly lighthearted. Shadow Man's is serious and even scary throughout. Morality Chain: Robert was this to Tron when he was human. When she finds out he's still alive, she turns good. Later it's reversed, with Tron helping to keep him on the straight and narrow. Most Definitely Not a Villain: Glyde has this problem when Wily supposedly reforms. Mr. Vice Guy: Robert's biggest issues are anger and pride at first—traits he shares with Bass and Break Man. Dr. Light also has pride issues, a trait he shares with Wily. My Greatest Failure: Police Chief Marmalade thinks his is voting for Wily to have a bail sum at all. Mythology Gag: The Robot Masters' personalities are based on their personalities from Mega Man 1 . Mega Man Powered Up Top Man wonders if Roll would like him, referencing an episode of the Mega Man cartoon where she liked him—until she found out he was just using her. Na´ve Newcomer: Roll, both on the battlefield and at home. Not Blood Siblings: Megaman, Roll, and Protoman. Not So Different: Robert and Bass are quite similar at first, as are Light and Wily. Break Man also has Robert's pride issues, as seen in his second fight with him. Not-So-Harmless Villain: Glyde's Birdbots are cute and goofy, and aren't dangerous in small groups, but in large numbers they manage to capture Megaman. Quentin Emerald may be a hypocritical madman, but in Arc 4 he had Robert on the ropes and would have killed him if not for Protoman. OC Stand In: The Bonnes' parents, here named Victor and Anastasia. They died by the time the story starts. Official Couple: Robert and Tron. Later, Tiesel and Denise. Only Known by Their Nickname: Roll's full name is Rebecca Light, but everyone calls her Roll. The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Bass, to Megaman. Crash Man also tries to be this, which ends up taking out some of his fellow robots. Parental Abandonment: Robert's parents and Bass's parents are dead, leaving their grandfathers to raise them. In Arc 3 Robert talks with his deceased father, and in Arc 4 Bass's father, Dr. Regal, is seen in person. Patchwork Fic: Characters and concepts from many Mega Man series appear. Plot-Based Voice Cancellation: Invoked with Heat Man, who uses his helmet top to muffle his explanation of Wily's plan. Poor Communication Kills: In Arc 3 it's revealed that Dr. Light . wasn't designing weapons, but his pride and Robert's led to a falling out over the matter The Power of Hate: Robert's anger makes him more powerful, but also more open to attack. Wood Man helps cure him of this. Bass has this along with the above drawbacks, especially in Arcs 3 and 4. Prehensile Hair: In her combat mode, Roll can use her hair as a weapon. Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Robot Masters. Real Life Writes the Plot: Capcom's canceling of Megaman Legends 3 and other grievances spurred Robert's character against his family, and likely led to the early introduction of the Bonnes. Rescue Romance: Hinted at when Bass saves Roll from a mugging, but soured when he learns she's Robert's sister. The Reveal: The Arc 3 finale reveals that Wily rigged the explosion that killed Robert's father, and it was . intended to kill Dr. Light Revenge: Drs. Wily and Light both want revenge against each other, and end up dragging their families into the conflict. The Rival: Bass, to Megaman. Robot Maid: Dr. Light has one. Roll is designed to be a housekeeper; Robert jokes about her wearing a maid's outfit. Running Gag: The series has a few. Many next chapter previews end with an adjective related to the next episode, such as 'destructive' for Bomb Man's chapter or 'chilling' for Ice Man's. The "I AM A MAN!" punch. Heat Man flipping his top down, resulting in no one being able to understand him. Save the Villain: Megaman saves Bass when the latter starts to overload. He tries to save Bubble Man later, but it doesn't work. Megaman later has to save Wily from Quentin Emerald, who repays the favor. Shock and Awe: Flash Man has this power, as well as Elec Man. Shout-Out: Has its own page. Sissy Villain: Glyde. Smug Snake: A couple Robot Masters, as well as Wily. So Last Season: Every game adaptation sees Mega Man with better armor. A Spot Of Tea: Wily enjoys drinking tea, as does Glyde. Stay in the Kitchen: Roll encounters this at first due to the others thinking it's too dangerous for her, but Robert allows her to go fight. Sweet Tooth: Robert has one. His favorite food is cheesecake. Tag Line: A hero isn't born, it is created. Tank Goodness: The Guts Tank, piloted by Glyde. The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Bass insists on being the one to destroy Megaman. Time Bomb: Glyde sets these to take out the recaptured airship. Others are seen in Arc 4, planted by the Neo Emerald Spears. Top Man sets a bunch of these to blow up Tokyo. Time Skip: Two months pass between Arcs 3 and 4. Timed Mission: Robert has one hour to defeat Top Man before the bombs go off. Transformation Is a Free Action: Lampshaded when Robert wonders why Bass is watching Roll transform instead of doing something—though it's implied he did nothing because Roll looked good while transforming. Transformation Sequence: Robert and Roll get one when they activate their battle modes. Turn Out Like His Father: Dr. Light is worried about this, and admits that Robert is closer to his father than he'd like. Ultimate Universe: For the Mega Man series as a whole. Unstoppable Rage: Robert enters one if someone he cares about or has come to respect is hurt. Verbal Tic: Bubble Man's "puku," Crash Man's "mon." Villain Team-Up: Dr. Wily is allied with Glyde and his Birdbots. As of Arc 4 their partnership seems to have dissolved, though this was later revealed to be a ruse. Villainous Friendship: Between Glyde and Bass, and later, Glyde and Wily. He even paid Wily's billion dollar bail. Villains Out Shopping: Wily goes shopping for tea in Arc 4. Warrior Therapist: Wood Man. Wham Episode: Arc 2, Chapter 5, which introduces the Bonnes in the middle of chapters about Wily and the Powered Up Robot Masters. Arc 3, Chapter 8, where Robert has a . huge argument with Dr. Light, nearly shattering their familial bond beyond repair Arc 3, Chapter 11, which has a rematch against the Robot Masters wherein Wood Man reveals he's a Reploid, and Robert . finally manages to let go of his hate. Tron then convinces Dr. Light to do likewise Arc 4, chapter 4, with Wily being released from jail and apparently reforming, an attack by Quentin Emerald, more details of Project Blues being revealed, Protoman appearing in combat for the first time, and Wily closing the chapter by mentioning Project Gamma. The Arc 4 finale has Blues, in his Break Man persona, utterly curbstomping Bass, Wily being accepted onto Project Gamma, the return of the original Robot Masters, an introduction of a new character named Darian Darhk, and the reveal that Blues and Robert are brothers. Whole Plot Reference: Top Man's chapter is one to . Jet Set Radio Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Tron's terrified of dogs, until she meets Rush. Wistful Amnesia: Robert remembers some details of his life as a human, but they don't really start to return until he runs into Tron Bonne. Worthy Opponent: Metal Man. Yes-Man: Glyde to whoever he's working for, particularly Wily. You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Robert has blue hair, as does his father. Zerg Rush: Cudabots try this on Megaman, and bee robots do this to Roll.