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YMMV: Mega Man: Defender of the Human Race
  • Awesome Music: Music in a fanfiction? Well, sort of. The author suggests playing Wily Castle 1 from Mega Man 2 during Rock's first raid on Skull Castle.
  • Growing the Beard: While the first two episodes are good, the story really hits its stride with Episode 3.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Has its own page.
  • Moment Of Awesome: Has its own page.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Dr. Wily crosses this repeatedly; it's noted in-story. In order:
    • Episode 1: Kidnapping Rock and Roll and tormenting Dr. Light about how scared they looked as he carted them off to be reprogrammed, then ordering a reprogrammed Bomb Man to kill Light.
    • Episode 3: Killing Doc while trying to kill Roll.
    • Episode 5: Making ProtoMan be a Heel Face Mole for his plan.
    • Episode 6: Kidnapping Kalinka Cossack to frame Mega Man, then shackling her to an ion bomb when he intervened.
    • Episode 7: Torturing an innocent Metool by way of a direct pain program, and considering using it on ProtoMan.
    • Episode 8: Talking about wiping the female robot master's memory within earshot of her and ordering Drill Man on a suicide mission. This proves atrocious enough to make Drill Man pull a Heel-Face Turn.
    • Episode 10: Giving a direct order for the Mega Man Killers to kill Kalinka right in front of Mega Man, in as painful a way as possible. When that fails, he forcibly takes control of the Ballade Crackers and detonates them right before Ballade's self-sacrifice.
    • Episode 10 epilogue (Major spoiler!): Torturing ProtoMan in cold blood after interrogating him, with a much more potent version of the pain program mentioned above. For hours. All because ProtoMan refused to fight Mega Man once due to an injured girl who needed help. And, as revealed later in Episode 11, he also removed ProtoMan's positive traits.
    • Episode 11: Forcing ProtoMan to verbally assault, betray, and vent against Mega Man during what was supposed to be a peaceful conversation, shattering their shaky familial bond. Then, in the climax, he orders ProtoMan to kill Mega Man with the Mad Grinder, and reinstills the fear program in him so he won't rebel.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has its own page.
  • Squick: In Episode 11 Wily remarks that people in pain and terror turn him on. Lampshaded by ProtoMan.
  • Tear Jerker: It has its own page.
  • The Woobie: Mega Man, Roll, and ProtoMan all have moments of this at times.
    • Lynn and Castor as well.
    • Peekaboo the Met, whose timid personality came about due to torture at the hands of Wily.
    • Nomad is activated by mistake, feels pain almost immediately upon waking, is unable to speak, overhears Wily talking about wiping her memory, and doesn't get a name before running off.

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