* AccidentalInnuendo: Partway through the anime, Hope plays ShipperOnDeck for Geo, who's [[http://i40.tinypic.com/o87wbo.jpg too embarassed]] to deal with the conversation, and Hope notes that [[http://i39.tinypic.com/20r36zs.jpg he's still just a kid]] when it comes to romantic topics. But the lines and the expressions are a great out-of-context joke.
* AmericansHateTingle: Luna is more popular than Sonia in Japan thanks to her {{Tsundere}} and {{Ojou}} status, but the opposite happens in the west, in which Luna garners a large hatedom, largely due to being the unpopular choice for the series' ShipToShipCombat (see DieForOurShip) and the tendency of those with ShippingGoggles to oversimplify/downplay or misconstrue her CharacterDevelopment. The rest of her haters are simply sick of the {{Tsundere}} archetype.
* {{Anvilicious}}: Having friends is good. Being emo is bad.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** "Stellar", an incredibly [[IncrediblyLamePun rocking]] tune for... [[NoExportForYou a Japanese]] trailer.
** Each rendition of the main theme, Shooting Star, is amazing. And then it goes vocal in the third.
*** It was supposed to be sung by Sonia... but Capcom never got around to it due to unfortunately low sales. Luckily there's a well-dome Japanese fan version available for your listening pleasure on Youtube: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlDs071_k6U Here it is.]]
** The theme of Spade Magnes's stage is also widely hailed as the best stage music in the Star Force Series. It manages to be energetic and intense without being over the top. Considering the limits of the DS sound card, this is saying a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkgY2QJ7WkU lot.]]
* BrokenBase: Fans of ''[=MMBN=]'' either enjoy ''[=MMSF=]'' or accuse it of being a waste of effort on Capcom's part. Drama ensues.
* CompleteMonster:
** Gemini, from the first game, is a wicked FM-ian who [[FantasticRacism despises all other forms of life]], both organic and EM-based. A destruction-loving {{sadist}} and [[TreacherousAdvisor advisor]] to King Cepheus, he took advantage of the kingís paranoia by convincing him to destroy Planet AM, their neighboring world. When they discover Omega-Xis stole the key to activating Andromeda, their [[EarthShatteringKaboom planet-destroying superweapon]], to Earth, Gemini was among the FM-ians sent to reclaim it, [[TheStarscream secretly plotting to destroy Earth and take down Cepheus]]. He finds a compatible human in Patrick Sprigs, a boy abandoned as a baby who suffers from a violent split personality named "Rey." He takes advantage of this, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating Patís feelings and other half]], convincing him to destroy [[HumansAreBastards humanity]] by [[FusionDance merging with]] him to form Gemini Spark and use Andromeda themselves while using their powers to [[HatePlague make humans attack each other]]. When one of his allies, Queen Ophiuca, is defeated by Mega Man and begs him for help, Gemini responds by [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness killing her on the spot]]. Heís eventually defeated, but his manipulations of Pat and Geo convince the latter to abandon everyone in his life for a time. Heís later revived when Cepheus decides to use Andromeda, putting Gemini in charge of stopping Mega Man. He attempts to destroy the machinery needed to help Mega Man reach Cepheus, suggesting heís fine getting himself killed to destroy the Earth. Upon his defeat, he asks Cepheus to destroy the planet to avenge him. Loyal only to himself and his love of destruction, Gemini is Star Forceís poster child for AliensAreBastards.
** [[DiabolicalMastermind Mr. King]] is the leader of the organization Dealer, and the BigBad of the third game. [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Appearing to the world as a benevolent millionaire who donates to charity]], Mr. King is actually a ManipulativeBastard willing to use anyone for his own benefit. As the operator of Joker, all of Joker's crimes lead right back to King. In addition to forcing his own Wizard to self-destruct to defeat his enemies, King adopted [[WouldHurtAChild orphans]] and forced them to become {{child soldier}}s and to undertake [[SuicideMission suicidal missions]] in order to further his own plans. Jack and Tia were the only orphans to survive these missions. He then proceeded to take control of [[KillSat Meteor G]] so he could take over the world by force, raining down deadly Noise upon those who would not subjugate themselves to him. After being betrayed by his subordinates and supposedly destroyed, King became an EnergyBeing and decided to [[ColonyDrop wipe out the world using Meteor G]] figuring if he can't rule the world, [[OmnicidalManiac he will destroy it]].
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The ending of ''3'', so very, very, ''very'' much...
* DieForOurShip: Many [=GeoxSonia=] fans despise Luna. In fanfics, she is usually bashed or treated like a spoiled brat. The fact that the anime turned her from a {{Tsundere}} to a Obsessed Fangirl with bits of ClingyJealousGirl didn't help.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: FM King Cepheus is surprisingly popular in Japan.
* EvilIsSexy:
** Heartless. [[spoiler:[[HighHeelFaceTurn She]] [[HeelFaceTurn gets]] [[ReverseMole better]], but is no less sexy.]]
** Queen Ophiuca. Look at her [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080708234260/megaman/images/3/31/OphiuchusQueen.jpg official art]] closely and you will see what is unmistakeably an exotic dancer outfit in her design. Somebody's been feeling repressed of late, hmm?
* FakeBalance: In the third game, NonElemental non-time-stopping cards get the most perks in single player mode. Despite not being able to capitalize on the ElementalRockPaperScissors, they are the only way the player can raise the Noise Gauge which powers the game's SuperMode. During a long boss fight, it is possible to jack the Noise Gauge all the way to its cap, allowing you to see the ''real'' potential of your Finalized form.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Most fans will pretend that ''[=SF2=]'' never happened.
* FriendlyFandoms: With ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'', which is ''also'' about a HenshinHero with connections to space.
* GameBreaker: Has. Its. Own. ''[[GameBreaker/MegaManStarForce Page]]''.
* GeniusBonus:
** Most players don't know what "Laplace" refers to, or even how to pronounce it.
** The villain of the second game and her Dragon both draw from the mythology of the Tanabata festival. Their english names draw from the stars featured in the myth.
* HilariousInHindsight: Gemini Spark's reaction to the final battle in the anime can be summed up in basically two sentences.
-->WheresTheKaboom There was supposed to be an EarthShatteringKaboom!
* HoYay:
** Oh lord, the Gemini Spark chapter of Star Force, between Pat and Geo. The first part of which is more or less Pat and Geo going on a date together and then Geo shyly and awkwardly asking Pat if he wanted to be "Brothers" afterwards.
** Geo was extremely depressed over [[spoiler:Ace's death]].
** Geo and Jack in ''3''. More a case of FoeYay, it starts off with Geo trying to befriend Jack. Then Jack seems to start finally warming up to Geo after they hang out in swimsuits at the beach. Then after [[spoiler:TheReveal, Jack spends the rest of the game obsessed with trying to kill Geo (not defeat, ''kill''), only to fail utterly to stop Geo from ruining all his evil plans at the last moment... then within a few minutes, gives into Geo's will, leaves with his sister back to earth, and eventually works to save Geo's life after he's left out in space. And according to the credits images, does become at least friends with Geo.]]
** The anime had bits of it between Geo and [[InterspeciesRomance Omega]]-[[{{Squick}} Xis]]. The two most notable bits were [[PlayedForDrama Omega-Xis being moved to tears by Geo forgiving him for supposedly killing Geo's dad]] and [[PlayedForLaughs Omega-Xis commenting on how a comet reminded him of Geo's "lovely eyes" after his personality was affected by said comet's EM waves.]]
* MemeticBadass: [[http://georockman.net/site/images/wallpapers/capcom3/wp09_1280x960.jpg Goyouda Heiji]]. This trope was basically the fan response to that Wall Paper.
* {{Moe}}: Luna's DayInTheLimelight episode two-fer consists of her trying to learn how to cook for Rockman. She finally gets it down ([[LethalChef after a long string of failures]]), and presents it to Rockman only to find that her creation was ruined in the latest attack. Her pout is ''adorable''.
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Joker [[spoiler:vaporizing Luna. Sure, she gets better, but that changes nothing.]]
** [[spoiler:He laughs and pulls a WhatMeasureIsANonSuper , calling her "a stain upon the Earth." simply because she's a normal.]]
** In the anime, for Gemini, it's either when he [[spoiler: just starts killing the FM-ians, just when he kills Wolf, or when he kills ''his other half.'']]
* TheScrappy:
** Zack, thanks to the events of the start of the first game. He still suffers from it, but people have started to like him for his roles in the later games.
** On the other hand, Sonia [[EnsembleDarkhorse of all people]] gets a lot of hate in the second game for her contrived SuperDickery. This is mainly because she is one of the few characters who are genuinely friends with Geo and trusted him [[DefeatMeansFriendship after her introduction arc]].
** Solo is disliked for being a ReplacementScrappy for [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork [=Bass.EXE=]]], [[SoreLoser gets very obnoxious]] after losing many times to Megaman, and for having the strongest PlotArmor in the series.
* ScrappyMechanic:
** The ''[=SF1=]'' games had levels that fell into the same rut that many other UsefulNotes/NintendoDS games fell into early on, with level puzzles relying largely on Touch Screen gimmicks rather than button pressing.
** The ''[=SF2=]'' games did away with this at first except for the FinalDungeon. Remember those sections where you get chased by Murian guards? If you touch them, you will initiate a minigame where you need to draw lines on the guard with the laggy touchscreen function. ''In less than 5 seconds.'' Otherwise, a fight ensues with the guards. They are rather tough with a lot of hitpoints. It peaks up in the end where you need to sneak through those guards in order to even ''reach'' the FinalBoss. Lose the Le Mu fight? Have fun crossing through the dreaded section all over again!
** The Noise-based form-changes in ''[=SF3=]''. They're changed only if you defeat Giant viruses, and each one you get is random. Coupled with the fact that a lot of them aren't very good (The Wolf Woods Noise especially suffers, due to many high-tier enemies being [[ElementalRockPaperScissos Fire-based.]]) You're forced to use one, otherwise you can't access the finalized Noise forms, which are actually very good.
* ShipToShipCombat: Between Geo/Luna and Geo/Sonia shippers, sometimes elevating to idiotic heights.
* SophomoreSlump: The first game was decent, but most people have to agree the second was a fair step down... [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel but the third was a much larger step up.]]
* ThatOneBoss: Listed on the [[ThatOneBoss/MegaMan TOB page for the franchise]].
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Well, it ''is'' Mega Man. One of the main issues the fandom had with the new series was the new battle system, which stripped out much of the logistic and strategic complexity of Battle Network in favor of gameplay that heavily relied on timing and reflexes. Its detractors refer to the new battle system as a watered-down imitation, while its fans have actually compared it to the reflex-based gameplay of the main series' timeline.
** Fans weren't in particular sure whether they preferred classic SF-Mega with War Rock's head for a blaster or new [=SF3=]-Mega with a much more streamlined ArmCannon.
** One of the main reasons for [=SF2=]'s not so good reception is due to straying too far from the core plot (no concern of space at all in contrast to the first and third games).
** One major complaint against [=SF3=] was how the modified battle system arbitrarily isolated some of the Battle Cards you drew each turn, especially the more powerful ones; this is almost universally recognized as a ScrappyMechanic because of how it interrupts combos and general cohesiveness.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Part of the criticism for the series, particularly the second game, was that it never seemed like the writers were truly taking advantage of both the setting and the characters. Part this can be seen in how the second game was handled, where it focused more on zany and silly scenarios instead of advancing the overall plot much of the time and for having some retreaded moments from the original game. It also wasted Solo's story arc by never allowing him to grow as a character.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Pat (as in Patrick, not Patricia) is dressed in purple spandex, and wears a purple headband with long hair. His androgynous name was probably an intentional carryover from the Japanese version, where he was named Tsukasa, a common Japanese name for both genders. To further the point, the name Tsukasa is usually written in hiragana if it belongs to a girl, and kanji if it belongs to a boy. But Tsukasa Futaba TakesAThirdOption and writes his name in katakana. In fact, there's fanart featuring him as a girl that was produced ''before the first game came out''.
** How long did it take '''''YOU''''' to realize that Ken Suther was a guy? No points if it took learning his name for you to get the memo.
* {{Woolseyism}}: The original names of Lyra and Taurus--Harp and Ox--were changed to fit with the rest of the FM-ians' ThemeNaming. Though one wonders why Lyra and Sonia [[DubInducedPlotHole still wave change to form Harp Note.]]