Web Animation: Mega Man Dies At The End
Mega Man Dies At The End
is a parody series of Mega Man
made by Lowbrow Studios
, who is known for making Sonic For Hire
(And now, Morty Kombat
). The series has a similar premise to Sonic For Hire
, as Mega Man visits various video games. He's also washed up as well, but its for a different reason other than screwing around with money. He has been trying to find Roll (His sister), and after defeating Dr. Wily fifteen years ago, he started slowly disappearing and moving to the countryside with his Robot Dog Rush. In the present, a mysterious robot who turns out to be Roll in disguise wanting to give Mega Man revenge
visits Mega Man and tells him that "he's up for one last job" and that they know information about Roll, along with offering him a huge reward. The "mysterious man" turns out to have Guts Man work for him too, who serves as Mega Man's guide for the missions. Guts Man tells him to get powerups that will help him with a really big job, which ends up breaking Dr. Wily from jail and forcing Mega Man and the evil doctor to be fugitives. Guts Man has to join them too. It is ultimately revealed that Mega Man was tricked by the mysterious robot and Roll ultimately died. However, another twist was revealed that Roll was ultimately the mysterious robot who baited Mega Man to free Wily so she could kill the both of them at once, before ultimately being foiled by her brother
At the end of Season 1, Fake Man chased after Mega Man and Wily returns to Wily's Castle
and threatens to shoot them, however Wily says that they have bombs all over the place. An explosion then occurs, making us think that everybody inside the castle died. However, there was never an explosion
. Mega Man and Wily escape, but they land on the ground and Mega Man faints and gets taken to a hospital, where he is put on a bed. Guts Man, who got killed by Roll, returns as a ghost as well
. He shows Mega Man past events of his life and tries to convince Mega Man to change, but Mega Man is instead convinced to become more of a jerk and Guts Man gets sent to Hell
. Mega Man escapes the hospital with Dr. Wily and they are currently on the lam, although Bomb Man got arrested earlier
. Ultimately, X, Zero, Bass, and Proto Man
get sick of the Pulp Fiction
references so they try to chase and kill Mega Man and anyone associated with them. Sonic ultimately killed Mega Man
Unlike Sonic For Hire
, this series is continuous and Mega Man doesn't screw up his jobs.
After a hiatus near the end of 2012, the series returned for a special three part Series Finale, ending on March 23rd, 2013.
Mega Man Dies at The End provides examples of the following tropes:
- Accidental Misnaming: Mega Man always called Samus 'Cindy'. She never really corrected him on this, however...
- In "Hot Stump Action", a part of a flashback episode, she did however.
- Aesop Amnesia: Mega Man delibrately prevents himself from becoming a better person, and interperets what Ghost Guts Man tries to teach him incorrectly in order to become a bigger asshole.
- Air-Vent Passageway: Mega Man goes through an air vent in "The Big Job" making a lot of noise. One guard notices but just continues to read a porn magazine.
- Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The setting of "The Fugitives."
- An Ice Person: Popo.
- Beard of Sorrow: Mega Man, first episode.
- Big Bad: The mysterious robot who set Mega Man up in the first episode by telling him that they knew where Roll was. Turns out that mysterious robot was Roll all along, who wanted her revenge on Mega Man and Dr. Wily.
- Big Brother Bully: Mega Man to Roll, Proto Man to Mega Man.
- Brick Joke: In Episode 1, Mega Man aimed a gun at the mysterious robot, asking him to give him the cash reward. In Episode 2, the bartender aims a gun at Mega Man, telling him to pay an obnoxiously huge fee.
- Cast Full of Gay: Bass, Proto Man, X, Zero, Hard Man, Stryker, Guts Man
- Continuity Nod: The Bomberman in this series is a bad guy. His brother from Sonic For Hire though is a good guy, which is even referenced when Bad Bomberman dies, saying that he'll be able to go to the great taco stand in Heaven.
- Crossover: he meets Battle Toads, Balloon Fighter, Samus, and Bomberman. The Bomberman he encounters is the brother of the Bomberman from Sonic For Hire.
- In one episode, Sonic and Gilius Thunderhead appear as part of a story arc continuation from their series. They escape from the same prison facility. Wily uses them as a distraction, saying that Gilius is having gay sex with Sonic.
- One episode of Sonic For Hire was actually about Mega Man and Sonic meeting up with each other. The crew accidentally foil Sonic's attempt of robbing a gas station because Guts Man caused the gas station to explode.
- The crossover is reciprocated, when Sonic and Eggman come back for the Megaman Dies at the End Finale, to kill the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X, Zero, and Mega Man.
- Darker and Edgier: Compared to the original games, very much so. Compared to Sonic For Hire as well. At the same time, it's not as foul-mouthed as Sonic for Hire.
- Down the Drain: Mega Man, Gutsman, and Dr. Wily escape the prison via sewer.
- Downer Ending: Mega Man is offhandedly killed by Sonic after everything he went through. Just to top it off, he already lost his only chance at redemption, having interpreted it as a sign that he needs to be an even bigger asshole.
- Enemy Mine: As of episode 9, Mega Man and Wily have to work together to get to safety. They also work together to find out who set Mega Man up. The one who set Mega Man up was none other than Roll..
- Depending on whether or not One considers Guts Man a good or bad guy in the games, him too.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The title card...and what supposedly happens to Mega Man at the end.
- Expy: Bomberman's voice and personality are based on the Joker in The Dark Knight.
- In fact, at the beginning of "Men Who Have Bombs", he even has similar lips, but that's because he was drinking Kool-Aid.
- I Take Offense to That Last One
Mega Man: "So where are we now, you ugly fat-headed wet blanket alcoholic piece of shit?
Guts Man: "Wet blanket? You son of a bitch."
- Felony Misdemeanor: Of Bomberman's many evil deeds, the one that seems to upset the other characters the most is the fact that he uses the metric system.
- Foreshadowing: Listen to Wily when the Killbot in "The Showdown" appears. He says "Holy Shazazakaisa (However that's pronounced) ... roll ... um ... like the bread." Roll is the pilot of the Killbot.
- Great Escape: Mega Man breaks Wily out of prison.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: At one point, Guts Man gets "caught up in the moment" and forgets he is supposed to be Mega Man's friend.
- Hope Spot: We all know how the ending is supposed to go. However, just when the Series Finale is nearly over, the antagonists all dead, Sonic pushes Megaman to his death for refusing to allow Megaman costar in Sonic For Hire.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Mega Man treating Roll like crap.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Guts Man.
- Bomb Man is definitely this.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: The Series Finale has two occurrences. The first one is where Zero tells Mega Man "I've gotta hand it to ya!" (He took his hand) and when Zero and Bass die by falling on spikes, Mega Man says "Spike to meet you!". Sonic, Eggman, and Wily find them really lame and the first time, they allow Zero to fix it and the second time they come up with their own pun attempts.
- I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Mega Man is on the receiving end of two of these
- Jerkass: Guts Man. He usually bails out on Mega Man whenever he does something, saying that he has "priors".
- Although Mega Man wasn't shown to be one throughout the season, it is shown that he was a huge one towards Roll, who in turn became the villain of Season 1.
- He's shown to be quite one in other flashbacks in Season 2. He wants to become more of one.
- X, Zero, Proto Man, and Bass decide to kill Mega Man out of boredom.
- Made of Iron: Wily has been shown to survive extremely long falls and although he is injured, he's usually okay though. In Sonic For Hire, he was thrown to a wall and he was the only one that survived, before promptly getting arrested again.
- Most Annoying Sound: In-universe with how Mega Man and Guts Man think of Wily's saucer.
- On the Next: Every single episode from Season 1 ends with these, showing a clip of what's going to happen the following week. However, "The Big Job" had a completely fake one. Season 2 stopped using them on the third episode. The second episode was more of a "meanwhile" type deal.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Mega Man provides these a few times with puns:
- Against Balloon Fighter: "Do you want to know what my favorite season is? Fall!"
- Against the Battle Toads: "You're Toadst!"
- Against Samus: "Knife to meet you!"
- Against the Masked Figure/Roll: "Are you ready to Rock?"
- Against Stryker: "We were just talking about what you have in common with bananas and ice cream, covered in whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and a cherry on top. You both SPLIT!"
- Post-Mortem One-Liner
- Against Bomberman: "Like my diarrhea, that was pretty... EXPLOSIVE."
- Against the Masked Figure/Roll, despite not being dead: "It never pays to get stoned on the job."
- Prison Rape: Subverted when Dr. Wily complains about the showers in the prison... because they've only got bar soap, and it dries his skin. Double subverted when he reveals that he also gets raped.
- Triple Subverted in season 2 when it's implied he actually liked it.
- Running Gag: Bomberman's affinity for the metric system. It culminates when he threatens to blow up Mega Man if he moves "2.5 centimetres".
- Guts Man ditching Mega Man (and Wily later on) whenever he says that he has prior convictions, usually when he feels like he's broken the law or maimed/killed somebody. His appearance in Sonic For Hire shows him blowing up a gas station!
- Sacrificial Lamb: To showcase Mega Man's newfound assholishness during Season Two, he kills Popo for disagreeing with him during a Seinfeldian Conversation.
- Shout-Out: Oh so many. Top Gun, The Dark Knight, Sonic For Hire and such are just a few examples.
- Season 2 has been putting out a lot of Pulp Fiction references. Some fans aren't really too big on that though. Which is why for the last three episodes, they decided to flat-out screw the Pulp Fiction references, much to Mega Man's disappointment.
Mega Man: Come on guys! This isn't fair! Can't we just do another Pulp Fiction reference?!
- Spoiler Title: Mega Man Dies at the End
- He kinda does at the First Season Finale, it is found out it was just a trick by the creators.
- Double Subverted.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Sonic For Hire. A character from an old series travels through other games doing odd jobs for various reasons. While its Mega Man has a very different attitude than Sonic, that is one of the few non-aesthetic differences.
- The Hero Dies: Mega Man dies... at the end. Twice!
Sonic: I don't share the spotlight.
- He does seem to die at the end of Season 1, but Season 2 reveals that the explosion happened long after Mega Man and Wily already escaped.
- Trailers Always Spoil: The title itself says that he dies.
- Unexplained Recovery: Guts Man lives, much to Mega Man's relief and brief confusion.