If they ever do Zero's theme, it will be him calling out Wily for his actionsZero being a robot capable of independent thought, realizes what Wily has in store for him, (namely, to turn him into a psychopath, seal him away and kill X), and before Wily can induce his murderous personality and put him in stasis, he tells Wily he's a lying, manipulative hypocrite, who built and stole armies of robots and programmed them with their various neuroses and set them loose on innocent populations, lambasting Light and Mega Man for their actions in daring to try and save innocent people from his rampages (all from the comfort of his fortress), then running like a coward or begging for mercy he did not deserve every time they had to stop him. Furthermore, for all his exclamations of robot rights and whatever, he was responsible for more robot deaths, misery, reprogramming and oppression than any other person in the world, done in the name of his own self-aggrandizement, and that he was about to lobotomize his greatest achievement for petty revenge.
The Message From Dr. Light takes place in the same universe as The Protomen as well as this one.Either just before or during Hope Rides Alone (in which Proto Man attacks the robot masters from the first game), or just after Unrest In The House Of Light (in which he tells Mega Man about what happened to his "brother," causing him to go out to try to avenge his death).
Mega Man started wondering about being a war machine because of Crash ManSeeing Crash Man throw the fight, he began wondering about what he did. The other Robot Masters were not so big an issue, given they were causing mayhem and destruction for poorly-defined reasons, or were trying to kill him for personal glory or intense Moral Myopia (avenging the other robot masters despite the fact that they were rampaging murder machines working for a deranged power-hungry mad man), or in Flashman's case, because he was a Stalker with a Crush who could stop time.
Crash Man died by his own bomb, but not his own hand.In the frantic fight, although he had the upper hand, at some point, Mega Man managed to tornado Crash Man and a fired crash bomb into a wall. He got up to finish Mega Man off, but noticed the lodged crash bomb next to him, and rather than take off to finish off Mega Man, he stood next to the bomb until it exploded, saluting Mega Man just beforehand.
The Megas will get a woman to sing Splash Woman's song.It makes sense, as she's a girl. :p
The death metal screaming in Look What You've Done represents Wily's insanity.The calmer singing represents his more rationally evil side.
In the (hypothetical) Mega Man 4 album, the robot masters sing about their intention to save their sister.Them fighting Mega Man was just to distract Wily from seeing Protoman pulling his Heel-Face Turn and saving Kalinka, but when Proto Man shows up with Kalinka in tow, Wily pulls an epic Nice Job Breaking It, Hero, pointing out that Mega Man just slaughtered 8 innocent robots, and Proto Man was complicit.
The voices in Heatman's mind are his brothers that had fallen before.He blames himself for letting them die in the first place and hunts Mega Man down for revenge, destroying anything that gets in his path which may or may not have been entire cities.
"The Message From Doctor Light" is Doctor Light's answer to the questions Mega Man asks in "Lamentastions of A War Machine"In "Lamentations", Mega Man has been reduced to begging Doctor Light to tell him why he was made; was he built solely to kill? Is anything he's doing right? Is there a soul beneath all his programming? Etc. And what is in "The Message"?
Doctor Light's answer.
Yes, Mega Man was built with the ability to fight "I gave you power", but he was also built to save mankind "A sense of justice beyond any compare." The very fact that Mega Man is questioning his right to kill is proof of that. As for Mega Man's question of whether he has a soul, all Doctor Light can offer as an answer is to tell Mega Man what he built; from his eyes to his (ROBOTIC) hair; "But the burning in your heart, I did not put there."
Finally, we have Doctor Light's answer as to why Mega Man was made. "What purpose am I to fulfill? Was I built to kill?" Doctor Light's answer? "Latex, and steel / Zeroes and ones make up my son. / The world gave me / no child, so I built one." "They call you hero, I call you my son.". Above all else, Mega Man is Doctor Light's son. That is why he was built.
That is the message from Doctor Light.
The Robot Masters are all aspects of Wily's PersonalityWhen you think about it, each of the Masters exhibit as their primary personality trait something that you'd expect to find on a crazed scientist like Wily. Air Man represents Wily's isolation and loneliness, and his resentment for being exiled from the scientific community. Metal Man is Wily's arrogance and self-confidence, his unwavering belief that Light, and by extension Mega Man, could never defeat him. Wood Man is Wily's inner Well-Intentioned Extremist, but like Wily himself, he goes overboard in trying to protect what he cares about. Bubble Man is Wily's feeling of worthlessness, and his unending desire to prove himself. Heat Man is Wily's rage and hatred for Light and Mega Man, and the more unstable side of his personality. However, he also represents Wily's guilt, which is why he imagines himself to be in Hell. Flash Man has aspects of both Air Man and Bubble Man - loneliness and worthlessness - but primarily he's Wily's envy and jealousy of Light's accomplishments, which reveals itself as a desire for Mega Man - symbolically, Light's acheivments. Quick Man is Wily's inner fear, the knowledge that, even if he won't admit it to himself, Light is actually better than him, and Mega Man is going to win, regardless of what he does. Finally, Crash Man is Wily's own self-loathing, his own desire to be defeated. Deep inside, he hates himself, and wants to be stopped, and that reveals itself in Crashman's desire to help Mega Man.
Alternatively, the eight Robot Masters are reflections of Mega Man's personalityBubble Man, Air Man and Flash Man represent Mega Man's insecurities: specifically, Mega Man's inability to determine his purpose. Quick Man reflects Mega Man's fears: Mega Man is actually scared shitless whenever he has to fight a Robot Master, and Quick Man is a representation of that. Metal Man and Heat Man are what Mega Man is afraid to become: murderers who feel no remorse for their actions. Wood Man represents what Mega Man believes to be a sense of justice: is Mega Man just as myopic as Wood Man is? Finally, Crash Man is Mega Man's Shadow Archetype: Mega Man is afraid that his directive to fight will eventually consume his free will.
All the Alternative Character Interpretation is intentionalThey wanted us to relate to the robot masters and feel bad for someone of that we gleefully kill them. Though, we have a trope for this, its Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory.
Bomb Man is singing about dropping the bomb......Literally. He has somehow come into possession of a nuclear bomb and is going to destroy a city(Monsteropolis?) with it. Think about the lyrics: "One detonation, and the city's coming down... My power will bring the light of a new dawn, it's time to drop the bomb... The day of reckoning is near... Obliteration: the human's chance has passed." But he's commiting suicide in a way because the bomb vaporizes him as well, like Major Kong in Dr. Strangelove. Mega Man couldn't have killed him, because he didn't have Fire Man's weapon(assuming the songs go in chronological order).
If they ever do songs about the Mega Man KillersYeah, I know, it's unlikely, but still, if they do, they'll each likely be influenced heavily by the genre the robot was named after, and based on the boss music that plays in their original Game Boy appearances.
Dr Wily is in love with Dr LightThe second half of Look What You've Done does sound like the aftermath of a particularly bad breakup. Dr Wily's burning lust manifests itself in the form of Flash Man, who is obviously gay for Mega Man (Light by proxy).
The Doc Robot will get a song in the upcoming Mega Man 3 albumHe will constantly switch between the personalities of the Robots from Mega Man 2, in a homage to the Get Equipped album. Whenever he isn't using a bosses' power, he will sing about how he and Mega Man both share the ability to copy the weapons of others and will try and use this point to persuade Mega to join Wily's legion.
Mega Man is headed for a Heroic BSODThe songs from his POV are getting increasingly darker, tracing the path towards a mental breakdown. In "I Want to Be the One", he is utterly optimistic and gung-ho about defeating Wily. In "Lamentations of a War Machine", he is remorseful of his actions, worries about being a killing machine, and repeatedly asks "Was I right?" "History Repeating" is, if anything, even darker, with lines like "Who do I call when I'm broken and bleeding?" and "What always ends in bloodshed begins as just a game", and a refrain about how he wishes he could change his destiny. If the trend continues, he may hit PTSD.
Both Gotta Run/Be The One and Megaman 3 With Lyrics are canon.Related to the above, Megaman's been headed on to this for a while. Gotta Run/Be The One has The Megas' half represent Megaman's rational side, optimistic and courageous about the future. The Brentalfloss half, on the other hand, represents his instinctive and crazier side. The two both refer to themselves as Megaman, yet the Brentalfloss voice refers directly to the Megas voice, implying the two are Split Personalities. Then, following the painful realizations at the end of Megaman 2, the Brentalfloss side took over in 3 in full to deal with it. If taken as canon, Megaman 3 With Lyrics really does sound like Megaman is just plain insane at that point, only able to survive by embracing the insanity.
There will be a song with one of the Robot Masters announcing their love to Proto Man.Seeing how we have Magnet Man's song telling how he loved Roll and Flash Man's song has his major FoeYay with Rock, it'd make sense if another Robot Master would have an attraction to Blues. Only question is who would be the one the Megas to choose to pair up with Blues...
Proto Man will take offense at Mega Man's will to continue, claiming it to be his.In Proto Man's song "I'm not the Break Man," he mentions that Doctor Light ripped out his heart to give Mega Man, leading to Doctor Wily in "Gamma Unchained" to mention that he gave Proto Man "[...] power, a new heart" that resulted in him thinking of nothing more than revenge. Doctor Light, in "The Message From Doctor Light" points out that "[...] the burning in your heart I did not put there." If Mega Man's heart is originally Proto Man's than the burning referenced in that song, would have been there when Light pulled it out of his firstborn and originally belonged to Proto Man. Proto Man in his song, clearly takes offense at being thrown away like he was by his father. He'll want to make a claiming on the burning, claiming it to be his will to "Continue".
Mega Man became disillusioned after Mega Man 2, because that was the first time he'd actually killed robotsTake Mega Man 9 as evidence. In the little comic that depicts what happens immediately before MM 9, we have the robot masters fromt he first game try (and fail) to stop the newest uprising before it starts. The robot masters fo the first game were DRN models; Doctor Light's creations. Rather than destroy them utterly, Mega Man broke them, and Doctor Light was able to repair them later. However, the robot masters in Mega Man 2 were the first DWN models; Wily's creations. Most likely, Mega Man was told to break them entirely, and even if Light wanted to fix them, he probably wouldn't know how, without Wily. So, the robot who wants to fight for justice is made to outright kill eight fellow robots (and whatever their legions were) for the first time. I rather think that it makes sense that he would lose his enthusiasm for fighting for justice right around then, wouldn't you say?
"History Repeating: Red" will be from Proto Man's perspective, and the Robot Master songs will address him."History Repeating" was a song giving us a look at Mega Man's thoughts before he went to battle the robots. Assuming "I Am Not the Break Man" is first, Proto Man will be the focus, to match the color naming of the album. One of Robot Masters will question Proto Man's loyalty, in reference to his little "training matches" in the game. The final song will show Proto Man not necessarily forgiving Light and Mega Man, but at least without malice, more just a grudge and estrangement.
History Repeating will end on a sad note.In "I Want To Be The One to Watch You Die", Dr. Light urges Megaman to kill Dr. Wily and put an end to the fighting Wily has caused. In the Ending credits song of History Repeating: Red, We will see Megaman kill Wily, and then watch as the public pushes for his destruction, being a robot that killed a human. Megaman is tried for murder, and is placed in cryostasis, paving the way for an eventual Megaman X album.
There is a reason for the Mood Whiplash chorus in Fly on a Dog.The song is mostly Megaman continuing to question his place in the world and emotionally sink deeper into a mental breakdown. Yet during the chorus the fun that comes from having a pet dog that can also be a rocket board is enought to, at least partially, break through Rock's turmoil and give him something positive to think about. This of course was the very reason Rush was created.
Continue is sung by Proto Man...When he's found a beaten, hurt Mega Man who is still determined to keep going. The song is sung by Proto Man in awe—he sees his brother in a new light, fighting for what he believes in, for what he believes is right. And from this, Proto Man takes inspiration, leading to the supportive, if somewhat aloof, older brother figure that we see in the later games.
Scent Blaster actually fits into the canonMost of the lyrics have nothing to do with the subject matter, instead sounding like a regular Megas song. Judging by the lyrics, it's probably Mega Man singing to Proto Man about how they can fight together, and how he should rise above Wily's control. As for the parts about scents, maybe Wily is releasing some sort of gas.
There will be a song in Roll's point of view.The song will either be about how she's rooting for her older brother despite his doubts or how she's scared for him and wants him to come home safely. May or may not also have some of her views concerning Magnet Man.
If they ever do Cutman's Theme, they'll do a cover of Light's Out by Game Over.Listen here. Jury's still out on Gutsman though.
They'll do a single about Beck