Webcomic / MMBN 7 The World Tournament

The year is 20XX...

People are very lazy because they have Net Navis that do everything for them since even desks are controlled through the internet. Some people use these Net Navis for fighting and are called "Net Battlers". But, who is the strongest Net Battler? This new tournament will decide that.

Megaman Battle Network 7: The World Tournament is a Megaman Battle Network sprite comic made by Pharaoh Man (no, not that one). Having been running since January 2010, the comic takes place after the events of Megaman Battle Network 6 and focuses on a tournament, in which various Battle Network characters participate to decide who's the strongest. However, unbeknownst to most of them, a mysterious copycat known only as Regurk aims to create chaos - and while his actions and the tournament seem unconnected, they somehow intertwine at points.


Megaman Battle Network 7: The World Tournament provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Ascended Extra: CopyMan was just a bonus boss in Battle Network 3. Here, he's the main villain's Navi.
    • Ring and her NetOp Mary only ever showed up in the game Battle Chip Challenge and then never showed up again. Here, they're side characters, but that's more than they've received since their original game.
  • Big Bad: Regurk is shaping up to be this.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just when it looks like Sean and Dusk will get hacked apart by Copybot!Eraseman, he gets sniped by Copybot!Searchman.
  • Big "NO!": Given by Lan when he finds out Soul Unisons aren't allowed in the tournament.
  • Blatant Lies: When asked why Lan should believe him when he states they're allies again, Dusk claims he's "realized the error of my ways... and stuff." Lan is not convinced.
  • Butt-Monkey: A lot of the fodder characters, but the most notable example of the main characters is Sean. Insulted by his own navi, ignored by his friends, a girl he likes is only interested in Bass and Megaman; the guy can't catch a break.
  • Camp Gay: Averted by Viddy Narcy of all people - he's apparently so secure about his sexuality he can wear whatever he wants.
  • Comic-Book Time: A particularly ridiculous example: the comic has been going for over 4 years, and yet not a single day has passed in-universe until the Sweet Sixteen Arc.
  • Crosshair Aware: Eraseman sees the crosshairs lock onto on him right before being sniped by Searchman.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Several, especially the ones where major characters fight lesser opponents.
  • Dangerous Workplace: Scilab, just as it is in the games, up to the point where it is attacked twice in one day.
  • Double Entendre: When asked where Bass is by Kalinka, Sean replies "In my pants." In his PET
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Anetta is a flake here, being easily distracted by whatever animal she sees, yet she is able to think of a way to track Regurk through Dark Scythe. Lampshaded by Baryl
    Anetta:You probably don't know this, but Raika put some spy... thingy on your PET.
    Baryl: Anetta...
    Dark Scythe: Is that so? Eraseman, find it and delete it.
    Anetta: WAIT! We can use it! If... if you send Regurk an e-mail we'll be able to locate him! We'll be able to stop him! So please help us!
    Baryl:Wait... That's a great idea! ...Why didn't I think of that?!
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even Regurk - a guy who burned down part of Sharo and tried to have several characters killed - wouldn't steal from a kid in a wheelchair. He isn't above beating up kids who stole from a kid in a wheelchair, though.
  • The Generic Guy: The Normal Navis, the most common and basic model.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: During Tomahawkman and Woodman's match, Woodman has Tomahawkman pinned down but Tomahawk is able to grab his tomahawk. Woodman is essentially a giant tree. Do the math.
  • I Call Him "Mr. Happy": Lan named his Little Lan.
  • Imagine Spot: Both Chaud and Sean have one concerning Baryl's reaction to them breaking an official copybot.
  • Insistent Terminology: Bass isn't Sean's navi, Sean is Bass' human slave.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Dex and Gutsman have trained for a whole month, sleeping for only one hour a day, in order to get to Lan and Megaman's level. How well has it gone? While they haven't fought Lan and Megaman yet, they've fully averted the trope by not only curbstomping Sunayama and Desertman, but also defeating Wily and Drillman! And later on, defeating Protoman too!
  • Hypocritical Humor: Megaman calls Shadowman's retreating "typical ninja"... while in Shadow Soul. Lampshaded by Protoman.
  • Jerk Ass: Everyone at one point or another.
  • Loophole Abuse: Dr. Hikari realises in his match against Ryu & Cosmoman that Cosmoman's Infinite Cosmos attack locates the enemy and fires off an infinite number of meteors at them, but Cosmoman needs to actually see the opponent for it to work.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Regurk is Mamoru's half-brother.
  • Master of Disguise: Regurk.
  • Naked First Impression: Not really first impression in-universe, but Lan and Mayl's first interaction in the comic has Lan running out the front door where Mayl is waiting for him... and forgetting to put on his shorts.
  • Oh, Crap!: Regurk is at first delighted that Bass and Serenade will be facing each other in a battle to the death, as they're two of the three Navis that CopyMan can't copy fully. Then, as Bass killed Serenade, he remembered that Bass' special ability was to absorb abilities from those he defeated, meaning that Bass is now pretty much unstoppable.
  • Power Glows: When Full Synchro is used by Ryu and Cosmoman
  • Reverse Mole: Anetta is one, having been hired by Baryl to get information on Regurk. Unfortunately, Regurk figures this out.
  • The Cameo: A lot of the "original" characters include Fred Flintstone, Toph, Isis, etc.
  • The Worf Effect: In a comic with plenty of Curb-stomp battles to go around, this is to be expected.
  • Worf Hadthe Flu: Lan was not paying attention to Mach during the start of the fight at all and tried to finish the match quickly without thinking, allowing Mach and Blast Man to take advantage of Lan's carelessness and trainwreck Megaman and Lan for the first half of the fight.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Let's just say Bass isn't satisfied with simply making his opponent log out.
  • Tournament Arc: The whole comic: The preliminary round consists of 16 divisions for each navi type (Normal has 4 division) with 4 participants each, where the winner of each division moves on to the final part of the tournament. The only part of the comic that doesn't focus on the tournament is Regurk's side plot - thought that still intertwines with the tournament at points.
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