The amount of attention the Protomen's pages have gotten on this site.
One news post detailed the band's delight at a giant LEGO fortress. The paragraph ended with Scartoe sleeping in the arms of a giant brown bear.
The circumstances behind the release of the "Breaking Out" demo. A fan poked somewhere he wasn't supposed to go and ripped a low-quality MP3 of the song, posting it on the forums. The Protomen edited out his post, then released a high-quality version in their newsletter, reasoning that if everyone was going to have one they may as well have it in good quality.
At one show, Panther fell ill to biological weaponry and was unable to sing, and the Nightwalker stayed behind to tend to him. So KILROY recruited two audience members. One, codenamed the Ringer, played keyboard on "The Stand (Man Or Machine." And the other, codenamed Steve, played Megaman in "Vengeance." The next day, Panther personally thanked them, especially Steve... and called him back up for an encore.
Not to mention that they stayed an extra day and played an extra set after the whole festival was officially supposed to end.
On March 4th, 2011, they started a pledge for $8,000 to help finance a documentary about the band and set it to run for 29 days. The goal was reached, and surpassed, within five hours. The final total was over $32,000.
Demon Barber comforting Commander after he lost his beard to the robots, in a Shout-Out to Top Gun.
"Beard's Going Nowhere" is mostly fun. Then you get to the parts involving Emily, and it becomes funny, sweet, and heartbreaking all at once.
When I was younger, things were different And a man was allowed to be a man But I grew up too fast, like I was racing with the devil I've felt the blade so many times Emily girl, won't you take my hand and we'll ride Across the barren face of this desert road You set my wheels on fire I'll rev my engine till the sound is just deafening Emily, girl, I swear we'll make it out of this wasteland...
At the Act I Vinyl Release Show (the first official release of "Fade to Phil"), after "Due Vendetta," Panther announced "this is how the album really ends" and launched into a phenomenalcover of "Against All Odds" by Phil Collins. But what really pushes it into Heartwarming territory? The return of Demon Barber.
K.I.L.R.O.Y.: [nuzzles him]It's good to have you back, Demon.
Playing "Beard's Going Nowhere" at Nerdapalooza 2012 in memory of Triforce Mike.
A lot of interactions the band has with fans counts. As a thanks to fans who voted them into the Bonnaroo Musical Festival, they held an ice cream social/concert.
The band's President's Day 2013 auctions have 25% of the proceeds going to charity.
The 10th Anniversary show, featuring "Beard's Going Nowhere," "Separate Ways," a pinata shaped like Doug Fetterman, and the return of Heath Who Hath No Name.
After a limited-edition T-Shirt sold out very quickly, the Protomen apologized by making a new print of it.
In one of the Cover Up's story tracks, Light is asked about Emily and says she was a fighter. In an earlier track, he had this to say to Emily's spirit.
"I need you to know something... the way we used to be together... it was real. And no matter what happens tonight... no one can take that away from me. Or us. I gotta go now. I'll see you soon."
The Light up the Night music video is one big love letter to the Protomen fandom, featuring common fan theories like Joe loving alcohol, the Protomen existing in-universe, and Dr. Light meeting KILROY.
"The Will of One" has this in the middle.
Megaman: "Even here, it is not safe... Even this grave has been defaced. Someone has written here, on this stone...in some angry hand... Hope rides alone!"
Light: "You have heard me tell this story many times before you sleep. No matter how dark this city gets...even now, there's hope for man..."
Megaman's refusal to fight Protoman counts. They are brothers.
Proto's determination to help the City somehow even as he's dying.
Protoman: "If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep, maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he's free."