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Fanfic: Mega Man Reawakened
Mega Man Reawakened is a Mega Man 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.

It can be found here, and the author's Twitter can be found here.


This fanfic contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Tron, Denise, and Roll have taken part in fighting Wily and his robots.
  • Afraid of Needles: Needle Man is afraid of his own weapons.
  • 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.
  • Attack Reflector: This method of attack is used to surprise Gemini Man.
  • The Atoner: Darian Darhk seems to be this, as he was a member of the original Emerald Spears but tried to stop Wily, and defies his superior in order to stop Gamma.
  • Audience Participation: In Arc 1, readers voted on which Robot Master Megaman would fight first. The winner was Cutman.
  • Author Appeal: References to My Little Pony, specifically Generation 4, appear in Arc 4, chapter 3. Robert and Tron even see a movie about it.
  • Back from the Dead: Robert, as Mega Man.
    • Also Bastian Wily, as 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 is all about Robert's birthday.
  • Break the Haughty: Happens to Bass early in Arc 4, as Roll easily defeats him. An even more severe instance happens to him in the Arc 4 finale when Break Man curbstomps him.
    • This happens to Break Man as Arc 5 goes on.
  • Breather Episode: Arc 4, chapter 3, which is all about a birthday party for Megaman.
  • Bring Him to Me: After Break Man goes AWOL, Wily orders Bass to bring him in alive. Bass has other ideas.
  • 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.
    • The Doc Robots are weaker than their MM2 counterparts, and some, such as Wood Man, have twisted versions of their personalities.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: Robots generally can't lie, which is why Bass has a hard time keeping secrets.
  • Canon Immigrant: 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' Mega Man, appear in Arc 4.
    • Prism Man, who's exclusive to the Mega Man NT Warrior anime, appears in Arc 4.
  • 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 starts out as a minor character and becomes an informant to Robert.
  • 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.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Wily creates three holographic clones of Mega Man in his third fortress; they're pretty easily dispatched.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Lexington Loath, like in the Legends games.
  • Crossover: Word of God states that there may be a crossover with Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • 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: Roll takes on Hard Man and Spark Man 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.
  • Dynamic Entry: Roll makes her presence known in a fight with Break Man by shooting an arrow at him.
  • Elite Mooks: The various Joe Robots and Big Eyes often cause trouble for Robert.
  • Enemy Within: Robert's hatred, seen as an Evil Twin.
  • Energy Absorption: Spark Man draws electricity from the power plant to attack.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Dr. Wily is disgusted with the Neo Emerald Spears.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Rush sees right through Snake Man's ploy.
  • Excited Title! Two-Part Episode Name!: Every chapter has one, such as "Journey to Wily's Fortress; Beware the Yellow Devil!"
  • Explosive Overclocking: This almost happens to Spark Man, but Roll stops 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.
  • First-Person Smartass: Robert tends to narrate this way.
  • 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; they appear in Arc 4.
  • Full Name Ultimatum: Wily calls Bass by his full name, Bastian Lionel Wily, to get him to report back to him.
    • Robert calls Roll by her real name, Rebecca Light, in order to motivate her into beating Spark Man.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The Neo Emerald Spears, or N.E.S.
  • Genre Savvy: By the end of Arc 5, both Robert and Bass know each other's fighting style and use their knowledge to their advantage.
  • Glass Cannon: Elec Man.
  • Glory Hound: General Yancey, who threatens to shut Light Labs down and stop Mega Man from destroying Gamma so the government doesn't look bad. It turns out he's even worse, in that he gave Wily the ID necessary to steal Gamma in the first place so he could act heroic in trying to stop Wily.
  • 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.
    • Despite some bad blood between them, Light is allowing Dr. Wily one final chance, in-universe because Dr. Wily saved Robert, in real life it's due to it being based on Mega Man 3. One wonders how things will go when the story reaches Mega Man 10.
  • Heads or Tails: Gemini Man uses coin flips to make decisions at times.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Robert uses the often-overlooked Top Spin to defeat the Kamegoro robots.
  • He's Back: Robert in the Arc 3 finale, as he lets go of his hatred.
  • Heel Face Mole: Snake Man pretends he's good to catch Robert off-guard.
  • 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 in Arc 2.
    • Dr. Wily claims this in Arc 4; Robert and the others are suspicious of this. Though it's convincing, he's faking it.
  • 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.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Needle Man is shut down by having his needles reflected back at him.
  • 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.
    • Robert himself does this to Break Man, infuriating him.
  • 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.
  • Irony: Needle Man is afraid of needles.
  • 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.
    • Spark Man tries to do this to Roll, but fails.
  • 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.
  • Literal Split Personality: Gemini Man's Gemini Duality mode splits his personalities into two bodies.
  • 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: Bomb Man, Crash Man, and 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.
  • Mirrors Reflect Everything/Reflecting Laser: The Gemini Laser bounces off gem-encrusted walls at Mega Man and Rush, and they later reflect it back at Gemini Man with a Prism battlechip.
  • Mission Control: Dr. Light, Higsby, and Tron have all been this for Megaman at times.
  • The Mole: Wily employed one to help him steal Gamma. It turns out to be General Yancey.
  • Mood-Swinger: Tron since Arc 5. Turns out it's because she's pregnant.
  • 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.
    • Sometimes it flip-flops, the most notable evidence comes from Arc 5, Chapter 5. Tron is a little clingy with Robert and seems like she'll snap without him.
  • 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.
  • Mutual Kill: Late in Arc 5, Mega Man and Bass charge shots to take each other out. Both coem close to shutting down, but they're saved by an E-Tank.
  • My Greatest Failure: Police Chief Marmalade thinks his is voting for Wily to have a bail sum at all.
  • Mysterious Informant: Robert hears from one in Arc 5, chapter 6. It's Darian Darhk.
  • Mythology Gag: The Mega Man 1 Robot Masters' personalities are based on their personalities from 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.
    • Roll uses a hockey stick as a weapon and goes berserk after getting a bad haircut, both things that her Ruby-Spears self did.
  • Naďve Newcomer: Roll, both on the battlefield and at home.
  • 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.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: General Yancey imposes a strict time limit on Project Gamma's completion, and he threatens to have the whole thing scrapped if it isn't done in time.
  • OC Stand In: The Bonnes' parents, here named Victor and Anastasia; they died in the backstory.
  • 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 Bass's case, his father is alive.
  • 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.
  • Pokémon Speak: The Yellow Devil Mark II speaks like its Powered Up self, entirely in the word "Bumo."
  • 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.
  • Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: Roll tries to punch and kick a Hammer Joe; it blocks her attacks easily with its heavy armor.
  • 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.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: While Gemini Man's calm personality, Pollux, has blue eyes, his violent one, Castor, has red eyes.
  • 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.
    • Late in Arc 5, it's revealed that Darian Darhk was a member of the original Emerald Spears, who was given a mysterious blood transfusion and stopped aging. He was sent to spy on the Lights and Wily, and ensure that Wily would not go back to his old ways.
  • 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.
    • Break Man is also this.
  • Robot Maid: Dr. Light has one.
    • Roll was 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.
  • Ship Teasing: There's some between Bass and Roll in Arc 5.
  • Shock and Awe: Elec Man, Flash Man, and Spark Man have this power, all to varying degrees.
  • 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.
  • Spike Balls of Doom: Needle Man's super attack has him curl up into one of these, firing his needles out everywhere.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Robert uses Top Spin to block Bass's shots.
  • Split Personality: Gemini Man has one that's similar to Two-Face.
  • A Spot Of Tea: Wily enjoys drinking tea, as does Glyde.
  • Sssssnake Talk: Snake Man has a hiss, like his Ruby-Spears self.
  • 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.
    • The Doc Robot Metal Man uses this as a tactic against her. She proves him wrong.
  • Surprise Pregnancy: Downplayed. Tron discovers this in Arc 5, chapter 7, but it's only after 2 months of pregnancy.
  • 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.
    • Wily's third fortress has tanks defending it.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Bass insists on being the one to destroy Megaman.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: In Arc 5, Robert at one point uses a Program Advance to destroy a breakable wall. There's nothing left of it when he finishes.
  • 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.
  • Together in Death: After his defeat, Gemini Man joins his other half in death when he shuts down.
  • Tranquil Fury: Wily has this with Break Man and Bass in Arc 5, chapter 5.
    • Roll does this when fighting the Doc Robot Metal Man.
  • 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. It takes elements from every version of Mega Man to create an original universe.
  • Undying Loyalty: Glyde has this towards Wily as thanks for helping him avoid being captured.
  • 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," and Needle Man's "sha-sha."
  • 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, who tries to help Robert sort out his anger in the midst of battle.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Break Man quotes The Megas' Protoman song as he tells Robert his real name.
  • Weapons That Suck: Roll's vacuum attachment from the cartoon is seen; she often uses it to suck up enemy projectiles.
  • 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.
    • Arc 5, chapter 7 ends with the reveal that Tron is pregnant.
  • Wham Line: Arc 5, chapter 7 has one.
    Tron: Denise... I'm pregnant.
  • 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.
  • Wolfpack Boss: Every Robot Master rematch is fought against all of them at once.
  • Worthy Opponent: Metal Man sees Robert as a worthy opponent and fights him fairly.
  • 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.

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