At some unseen point Megamind Killed people horriblyIt cutesy cartoon universe or not no one is sentenced to 88 consecutive life sentences without doing something beyond the Moral Event Horizon at some point. Before the start of the films story Megamind HAD to have genuinely killed whether or not it was intentional a large amount of of Metro Cities populace in a horrific and torturous fashion (thus the need for the extra life sentences). Another possiblity is at some point Megamind did/committed a crime SO Horribly WRONG that Metro Man had to erase Megamind's well..mind and personality of the horrific event ala Dr. Light (thus explaining his Affable Evilness), However he simply accepted his 88 Life sentences because
Roxie is/was a supervillain herself.In the trailer she's apparently familiar with every possible death-trap, nonchalantly saying they're garish, lame, juvenile, "seen it..." That and it would be freaking awesome.
Minion will die at some point to show how serious the situation is.C'mon, cute animal(ish) best friend? Movie about redemption? They will make us cry and we will love every minute of it.
When Megamind's parents told him he was "destined for greatness..."...they'd meant he'd be a great hero.
Megamind will end up turning Roxy into an alien like him.Megamind's the last of his kind and there is some interesing chemistry between the two. Not only that but Megamind had given super powers to a human. Genetic tinkering is not beyond his abilities.
Dreamworks is holding a supervillainSeriously, who the hell would leak so much of the movie in its own trailers?!?
Megamind is a prequel to Monsters VS Aliens......and it was Galaxhar who caused that black hole. He might have been an alien minion race of a different clade than minion.
Metroman knew Megamind would become a hero.It's interesting to note that Megamind never intended to hurt anyone - save Metro Man. It's not out of left field that Metro Man noticed this. Could his retirement have been a Gambit Roulette to allow him to retire and force Megamind into being a hero? It's probably not lost on him that he's partially responsible for pushing him into being a villain by constantly making him a Butt Monkey when they were young. At the end, Metro Man seems like a proud parent when he says "I knew you had it in you." at the end.
Megamind would have turned Roxie into Titan if everything had gone according to plan.She's the obvious choice; do-gooding, willing to snark with him, focused on stopping him, knows him as well (maybe better, even before they started dating) than Metroman did... and she's also the only person (aside from Minion, who obviously isn't an option) that he knows well enough to accurately judge whether they'd be a good hero or not.
Megamind is still serving time for his time as a supervillainHe's doing community service now. Being a superhero.
If anyone ever asked Megamind would say that he's still a supervillain after the events of the movie, even if for all intents and purposes he's acting in a heroic way.It just happens that with the hero gone the only thing around for him to fight are those uppity, unstylish, not-super villains who think they can get away with committing crimes on his turf.
Metro Man isn't retired for good.He's said that he was burnout from fighting Megamind over and over again, and that's he's tired of being the person society wants him to be, that doesn't mean he'll never superhero again, teaming with Megamind will be a new experience and if he finds out that he wants to help people for himself, he'd probably get back into it. And it's way to cool to not happen, or course...what could stop them?
Hal bears resemblance to Will Farell. Plus: Spinoff Imminent?Planing Epileptic Trees here, but perhaps they had originally planned to cast Robert Downey Jr as Megamind and Will Farell as Hal/Titan/Tighten? Also the Wii games mentioned a new league of evil called the Doom Syndicate and a Mega Team with one of the screenshots showing Metro Man, Megamind, Minion and even Hal fighting side by side, and supposedly picks up where the movie left off. Smells like a pitch for a CGI animated series to me. It might work~ in wake of the new threat, Megamind forms a justice league and gives the powers extracted from Metro Man to Roxie, and Metro Man comes out of retirement and hiding to join the league (After all, for once he'll be facing a different adversary). In the meantime, Hal gets broken out of prison and is recruited by Doom Syndicate which is in fact a front for Galaxhar's attempt to invade the planet, and is granted superpowers and transformed back to Tighten as Galaxhar is impressed by the wanton destruction Hal has caused in the movie. Tighten proceeds to be the Monster of the Week of the first episode until he finds Galaxhar's true motives for invading and Galaxhar's plans for him once he's outlived his usefulness. Tighten then does a Heel-Face Turn for good and defects to the Mega Team. If they want to include a B-Plot, it could involve the public's reaction to Metro Man's relevation that he's alive, and subsequently their distrust in him for abandoning them and thus Metro Man has to not only re-earn the confidence of the public, but make them understand that even superheroes need time out. Nah, too cliche...
Megamind is a GeniusEither a Grimm or a Neid.
Megamind and Metroman's home planets were Kakrafoon Kappa and Kakrafoon Iota, respectivelyMegamind bears a STRIKING resemblance to the Belecerebons of Kakrafoon Kappa mentioned by the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy voice over in the BBC Television series episode six. Metroman's planet being the next orbit nearer to the star, he must be from Kakrafoon Iota. I guess they didn't like the Disaster Area concert. Which also explains Megamind's love of heavy metal.
Hal is Snotty Boy from BarnyardJust take a look at the physical similarities alone: Mess, weird shaped hair, complete with near spaghetti-like thickness, bulbous nose, close eyes, malshaped teeth. Then there's the attitudes: Rude, cocky, and selfish. If you just have Hal call everyone stupid, they'd be a perfect match. Maybe Snotty Boy grew up the jerk he is, continued to be dumped, lost a little weight, and went into the camera profession just because it is connected to television, and it's the only position a person like him could obtain in the field.
Megamind is autisticWell, why do you think he says "Metrocity" instead of "Metro City" and "olo" instead of "hello"?
Metro Man's super-speed causes him to age comparatively fasterMetro Man looks physically older than Megamind, by the end of the film, and also seems comparatively more mature. If he ages according to his personal speed, not the world's speed, that would explain why he goes from being the jerky-kid to the more mature adult in what seems like a very short time.
Megamind and Metroman are the princes of their home planets...hence why they are the only two people put into the (presumably, proto-type) pods. Metro Man's planet was richer, which is why his was better built.
Megamind was in love with Roxanne long before the events of the movie...and he just wasn't aware of it. He always kidnapped her partly because she would be the perfect bait for Metro Man (as his rumored girlfriend) and partly because he wanted to be around her. At one point Minion mentions to Megamind how kidnapping Roxanne always cheers him up. His scowling "let's call your boyfriend" could contain a hint of jealousy, perhaps?
Metroman didn't save the city when Megamind and Roxie asked him to because of more than just his dislike of being a superhero.As well as not wanting to be a superhero any more, Metroman could guess that whatever created Titan was more than likely Megamind's work. He wanted Megamind to clean up his own mess- if Metroman had just stepped in and stopped it, where would that leave Megamind(or Metroman himself)? Megamind needed to fix the problem he created by himself, or he'd never become the hero Metroman saw he could be.
Metro Man's real name is Mr. Goody Twoshoes. Megamind's real name is Buddy.They knew each other since childhood, and even went to school together. Megamind explicitly states that they chose their own monikers, but not until they had fallen into the roles of Hero and Villain. Since they've known each other all their lives, it makes sense that they'd know each others real names (or at least those given by their adoptive parents). Yet Megamind keeps calling Metro Man "Mr Goody Twoshoes", and Metro Man calls Megamind "Little Buddy". So it follows that maybe those are their names. Sort of like how in Kill Bill, we think Bill keeps calling The Bride "Kiddo" as an affectionate nickname, but it turns out to actually be her last name.
Mega Minds real name is Sir.The one "person" who would know his real name always calls him Sir.
Metro City is the last city on Earth.After becoming ruler of Metro City, Megamind doesn't even consider taking over the rest of the world, which seems like the most obvious next step. Surely fighting against all of the world's armed forces at once would be as great a challenge, if not greater, than fighting Metroman. The whole city seems to be on a giant island, and the only country we hear about outside of Metro City is Romania. Why? Because Metro City is practically all that's left. Something bad happened to the rest of the world- war, plague, flood, alien invasion- something that rendered almost all of the world uninhabitable, and thus Metro City is the only thing left worth defending. It also explains why Megamind doesn't just try to take over another city: because there are no other cities to take over.
Metroman's spaceship turned out better because his parents had more relative time to work on it via superspeed.
Minion was a fish because Megamind's parents thought he would land in the water.
Megamind is his species' equivalent of a teenager.
What Megamind's parents were telling him
Megamind's race kidnapped humans and did experiments on them.
Part of the reason Megamind has a crush on Roxy at is she looks a little like his species.
Minion encourages Megamind to keep people out and encourages his supervillian defence.I'm partly thinking about how he seems to keep trying to get Megamind to give up on Roxanne and refuses to let him have the invisable car. He sees a patern Megamind tries to get friends he gets hurt, and Minions only purpose in life is to protect Megamind.
Metro Man will still be a superhero sometimesJust not a flashy one. He'll go around in that low key trenchcoat ensemble and beat muggers up in dark alleys, but never take the spotlight or any type of credit.
Titan vs. Tighten
Megamind is a metaphor for the history of Comic books
The titular character is supposed to represent people with a mental disability.As a teenaged girl with Asperger's Syndrome, I was surprised at how much I could feel like I could relate to Megamind much more than your typical protagonist— a hard time learning, making new friends, expressing my feelings, etc. This can be justified by the fact that people have described having autism as 'an alien in a different planet'. Not to mention that, as he grew up, that's when he realized he could be as creative and talented as his opponent.
Megamind would be (or possibly is) an awesome cook.There's scant evidence for it in the film, which is why I'm thinking of writing a fanfic short for it. But consider the type of restaurant Megamind took Roxanne to... and how he actually seemed to be reasonably in his element there (no "which fork do I use," perfect composure over sharing a glass of wine). A guy who devours learning from written sources would be in his element with cookbooks. Now consider the traits that make a talented chef: timing, multitasking, an attention to detail, a flair for color and contrast and design - presentation!
Megamind is performing community service at the end of the movieIn order to work off those 88 life-sentences Megamind is saddled with, and to allow him to remain as the city's new superhero, it was decided that his new superhero duties would be considered community service.
Megamind and Metro Man's planets were at warThat's what I thought when I saw the two planets apparently wiping each other out - so I assumed that they were at war with each other, and then they wiped each other out in their battles (they both got sucked into a black hole). Neither was especially heroic or villainous.
The hero/villain dynamic was supposed to be in reverse.Megamind was supposed to be the hero, destined to champion the earth with his supreme intellect. Metroman, a Flying Brick, was sent to destroy Earth. Metroman was raised by a rich family and became a superhero. Megamind was raised by prisoners and became a supervillain.
Metroman and Megamind were supposed to be a team.Metroman got the brawn, and Megamind had the superior intellect. Alone they could only do so much, so they were to be a crime-fighting team—with Megamind coming up with genius tactics and cool gadgets, and Metroman beating the crap out of villains.
Both parents wanted their kids to be heroesThey were competing as planets (as is seen in the war theory) so they sent their kids to a planet where they'd be heroes. It just so happened that Metro Man won that time.
Metro Man's ride was programmed to save Megamind from becoming a danger to the worldWhile Megamind landed in the prison and Metro Man landed in the wealthy home, Megamind gets the attentive, doting family who definitely encouraged his brilliance (even if for negative uses), but at the same time a 'father' (the Warden) who was big on discipline. Metro Man on the other hand got parents who were more distant emotionally - indeed, he does seem less enthusiastic, and he gives up on the hero gig first.
Metro Man was actually pulling a lesser Heel-Face Turn of his own.While the movie was focused mainly on Megamind and his Character Development, it didn't entirely neglect everyone else. Throughout the history Megamind provides us in all of his flashbacks, we can see Metro Man developing quite a bit as well. As a kid, Metro Man actually seems to have been a bit of a jerk, joining in with the other kids in bullying and tormenting Megamind, preening and showing off to the kids, and sucking up to the teacher. As an adult, he does seem to have grown out of this: even if he does still preen for the crowd a bit, he does seem to be acting more out of a genuine concern for others than for their affirmation. In fact, part of his reason for quitting seems to be that he was starting to despise their shallow-minded hero-worship and feel like it was all just an empty show. Perceptive as he is in this regard, it can't have escaped his notice either that every one of Megamind's "evil" schemes was more to impress the city's residents (especially Roxy) than to achieve any truly practical villainous goal. (A "cheese typhoon" and "illiteracy beam" sound like they'd be... rather interesting to see, actually, but also thoroughly impractical, and mostly harmless.) That, combined with the realization that his picking on Megamind and hogging everyone's attention as a kid was probably at the root of Megamind's efforts to impress the crowds now led to a psychological breakthrough: realizing that his battles with Megamind really were just an empty show, and Megamind could just as easily keep the show running without him; realizing further that Megamind wouldn't really do the city or its people any permanent harm once he'd succeeded in impressing them with his victory, and soon get just as bored with their affirmation of his ingenuity as Metro Man had before him; and realizing that letting Megamind win would therefore be the most selfless and heroic sacrifice of them all, atoning for everything he'd ever done to him as a kid. While he didn't anticipate every twist and turn that would follow, Metro Man really did know what he was doing, and really is just as kind and compassionate a hero as the people of the city thought him to be. While he probably will continue to use his powers from time to time for people's benefit, he'll only do so in ways that put other people's needs first and allow him to stay out of the spotlight. He's got all the fame and glory he ever wanted, has nothing left to prove, and has reached the height of his moral maturity. From a certain point of view, his story has the happiest ending of anyone's.
Megamind was raised at the prison for his protectionThe irresponsibility of Megamind being raised in a prison has been addressed several times, but if you think about it, where would he have gone? While Metro Man could pass for human, Megamind was very obviously an alien. He wouldn't have gone to child services: he probably would have been picked up by the government. Perhaps the Warden decided keeping him in the prison was actually a roundabout way of protecting him from such a fate?
Megamind's birth planet rotated very slowly.He was eight days old when he was put into the spacecraft, yet he already understood his parents' language well enough to comprehend words like "destined". While some of that might be chalked up to large brain capacity, it would've surely taken much longer than 192 hours, give or take, for baby Megamind to hear enough speech to properly analyze and acquire their vocabulary and grammar. Possibly a day on his native world was the equivalent of multiple days, or even multiple weeks, on Earth.
The citizens know (or will find out) Metro Man is still aliveHis "remains" were bound to have been taken to some research facility. It is then they discover that the skeleton was a prop and the real Metro Man is still out there somewhere.
If a sequel or adaptation comes out, it will involve...