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** The logical explanation for this, supported by later games in all franchises via maps on the stage select screens, is that the general ''area'' of the Robot Master or Maverick is known - but not his or her ''exact location''. Mega Man teleports to the area to locate the boss, and after dispatching him or her, leaves. (The fact that the level is linear and that there is a "boss room" is just a holdover from the original game technology and design, except for the fortress levels.)

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** Keep in mind that in the Mega Man games, you only ever fight robots that have been programmed, reprogrammed, stolen, etc. by Wily; apart from a handful of robots such as Mega Man, Roll, Proto Man and Bass, you never see any Robot Masters that ''don't'' get kidnapped and/or made to take over the world. Light has likely made a lot of robots that you never have to fight, like Auto. (Of course, the [[Main/FridgeLogic serial numbers]] would suggest otherwise...)


** Well, they have decent teleportation technology by that point, so I assume that it's to take down his forces, like in the [[DragonBall Red Ribbon Saga]]. Otherwise, Wily could teleport every single robot, including all eight robot masters, into his chambers the moment you came in. Basically, so you don't have to defeat an army single handed.

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** Well, they have decent teleportation technology by that point, so I assume that it's to take down his forces, like in the [[DragonBall [[Manga/DragonBall Red Ribbon Saga]]. Otherwise, Wily could teleport every single robot, including all eight robot masters, into his chambers the moment you came in. Basically, so you don't have to defeat an army single handed.


** That is '''far''' from the "only possible explanation." The Mega Man X series ''does not'' establish that nobody remembers Light or Mega Man. It's simply not a thing that's brought up. You know what else the X series never makes reference to? Some apocalyptic catastrophe that wiped out a chunk of humanity. Dr. Cain knows enough about Dr. Light to recognize his name and his work. X is so much more advanced because Dr. Light was just that good and was experimenting with a system that he invented and nobody else had.



** It's unknown exactly what happened, but with a little analysis you can get close. In the Original Megaman timeline there are lots of robots, high tech and the like, and Dr. Light is a well known scientist, but in the X times no one really remembers either Dr. Light or Megaman (who saved the day several times), also Megaman X happends to be a really impressive discovery to Dr. Cain, and it's tech is used to made the reploids, why is all this? how such an important scientist is forgotten in just a century? why the name of "Megaman" or it's aspect is unfamiliar to everyone? how an 100 years old robot is a Super High-tech machine? Technology advances quickly, and in a world were robots are self conscious this is really weird, so the only possible explanation is that some sort of catastrophe wiped out a good part of population, leading to a technological recess and the lost of the collective memories of important events and persons. In this catastrophic scenario Dr Light hid himself in a subterranean lab where X was created (this can be seen in the OVA "The day of Sigma"). Also in that OVA we only see Dr. Light alone, there is no Roll and no Rock (Megaman) which is strange cause his original purpose was to be the best lab assistant, so why he is not helping the Dr? Maybe he perished in the catastrophe, so Dr. Light made X as a new savior to humanity. Also in the same ova Dr. Light doesn't seem too Happy about his new creation, he seems rather worried about something, and we see him coughing, and his lab is rather dark, so is possible that this lab is also a bunker to protect himself from whatever happened, and his health deteriorated due to his age and the condition he is now. Anayway what's seems to be clear is that something big happened so humanity stuck for a century and forgot about a lot.

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**It's unknown exactly what happened, but with a little analysis you can get close. In the Original Megaman timeline there are lots of robots, high tech and the like, and Dr. Light is a well known scientist, but in the X times no one really remembers either Dr. Light or Megaman (who saved the day several times), also Megaman X happends to be a really impressive discovery to Dr. Cain, and it's tech is used to made the reploids, why is all this? how such an important scientist is forgotten in just a century? why the name of "Megaman" or it's aspect is unfamiliar to everyone? how an 100 years old robot is a Super High-tech machine? Technology advances quickly, and in a world were robots are self conscious this is really weird, so the only possible explanation is that some sort of catastrophe wiped out a good part of population, leading to a technological recess and the lost of the collective memories of important events and persons. In this catastrophic scenario Dr Light hid himself in a subterranean lab where X was created (this can be seen in the OVA "The day of Sigma"). Also in that OVA we only see Dr. Light alone, there is no Roll and no Rock (Megaman) which is strange cause his original purpose was to be the best lab assistant, so why he is not helping the Dr? Maybe he perished in the catastrophe, so Dr. Light made X as a new savior to humanity. Also in the same ova Dr. Light doesn't seem too Happy about his new creation, he seems rather worried about something, and we see him coughing, and his lab is rather dark, so is possible that this lab is also a bunker to protect himself from whatever happened, and his health deteriorated due to his age and the condition he is now. Anayway what's seems to be clear is that something big happened so humanity stuck for a century and forgot about a lot.

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**It's unknown exactly what happened, but with a little analysis you can get close. In the Original Megaman timeline there are lots of robots, high tech and the like, and Dr. Light is a well known scientist, but in the X times no one really remembers either Dr. Light or Megaman (who saved the day several times), also Megaman X happends to be a really impressive discovery to Dr. Cain, and it's tech is used to made the reploids, why is all this? how such an important scientist is forgotten in just a century? why the name of "Megaman" or it's aspect is unfamiliar to everyone? how an 100 years old robot is a Super High-tech machine? Technology advances quickly, and in a world were robots are self conscious this is really weird, so the only possible explanation is that some sort of catastrophe wiped out a good part of population, leading to a technological recess and the lost of the collective memories of important events and persons. In this catastrophic scenario Dr Light hid himself in a subterranean lab where X was created (this can be seen in the OVA "The day of Sigma"). Also in that OVA we only see Dr. Light alone, there is no Roll and no Rock (Megaman) which is strange cause his original purpose was to be the best lab assistant, so why he is not helping the Dr? Maybe he perished in the catastrophe, so Dr. Light made X as a new savior to humanity. Also in the same ova Dr. Light doesn't seem too Happy about his new creation, he seems rather worried about something, and we see him coughing, and his lab is rather dark, so is possible that this lab is also a bunker to protect himself from whatever happened, and his health deteriorated due to his age and the condition he is now. Anayway what's seems to be clear is that something big happened so humanity stuck for a century and forgot about a lot.


*** Considering that Wily [[MoreThanMindControl succeeded in convincing the Mega Man 9 Robot Masters to rebel]] [[DramaticIrony BECAUSE of the expiration dates]], [[CaptainObvious I don't think it worked too well.]]

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*** Considering that Wily [[MoreThanMindControl succeeded in convincing the Mega Man 9 Robot Masters to rebel]] [[DramaticIrony BECAUSE of the expiration dates]], [[CaptainObvious I don't think it worked too well.]]


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** It's possible that Mega Man doesn't have either the Zeroth Law programmed in or the mental dexterity to come around to that answer - and this would make sense, because he couldn't go straight Franchise/Terminator on Wily's ass, anyway. Light may have been GenreSavvy enough to know that the Zeroth Law is ''pretty damned easy to abuse by a sufficiently intelligent robot'', and thus he favored intelligence over flexibility. In his shoes, ''anyone'' would vastly prefer a robot smart enough to find a way to defeat Wily without hurting him (as this already happened in a lot of prior games before) than a robot that might decide that Wily's rivalry with Light is the problem that endangers other humans.

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** It's possible that Mega Man doesn't have either the Zeroth Law programmed in or the mental dexterity to come around to that answer - and this would make sense, because he couldn't go straight Franchise/Terminator ''Terminator'' on Wily's ass, anyway. Light may have been GenreSavvy enough to know that the Zeroth Law is ''pretty damned easy to abuse by a sufficiently intelligent robot'', and thus he favored intelligence over flexibility. In his shoes, ''anyone'' would vastly prefer a robot smart enough to find a way to defeat Wily without hurting him (as this already happened in a lot of prior games before) than a robot that might decide that Wily's rivalry with Light is the problem that endangers other humans.


* Why didn't Mega Man kill Wily in ''7''? Dr. Light programmed his robots with Asimov's Laws, which means he also included a very important one: the Zeroth Law. This Law states that any time a human is endangering other humans, a robot is given license to incapacitate the human through whatever means necessary. Wily has been, is, and will be a threat both to humans and robots. Mega Man, at the end of ''7'', wanted to kill Wily in both versions. If he wanted to, he could've just manipulated his own programming into allowing him to do so in order to ensure that nobody else would be endangered by Wily's schemes. Hell, at the beginning of the game, it shows a giant robot destroying quite a bit of the city. It's just sort of strange how people say that there wasn't any way for Mega Man to do the deed when there was one, albeit with some creativity on his part.
** It's possible that Mega Man doesn't have either the Zeroth Law programmed in or the mental dexterity to come around to that answer. Light may have been savvy enough to know that the Zeroth Law is pretty damned easy to abuse by a sufficiently intelligent robot and he favored intelligence over flexibility. I know in his shoes I would vastly prefer a robot smart enough to to find a way to defeat Wily without hurting him than a robot that might decide that Wily's rivalry with me is the problem and thus that I am endangering other humans. Fiction is filled with robots that have rationalized out that the most dangerous things to humans are other humans and worked from there. Also while it is stated that a robot cannot kill a human we don't know if Mega Man robots are actually three law compliant or some completely new variant that happens to include no killing humans.
* Okay, once and for all. Can Rush talk or not?

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** Might as well be captured and converted to the Dark Side by Wily.
** Or Wily somehow created a Copy Robot with an uncanny resemblance of Mega Man.
* Why didn't Mega Man kill ''kill'' Wily in ''7''? at the end of ''Mega Man 7''? Dr. Light programmed his robots Robot Masters with Asimov's Laws, Laws of Robotics, which means he also included a very important one: the '''the Zeroth Law. Law'''. This Law states that any states: ''Any time a human is endangering other humans, a robot is given license to incapacitate the human through whatever means necessary. necessary'' (in this case, incapacitation might as well be interpreted as ''taking human's life''). Wily has been, is, ''has been'', ''is'', and ''always will be be'' a threat both to humans and robots. robots.
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Mega Man, at the end of ''7'', wanted Man actually ''wanted to kill Wily '''kill''' Wily'' in both versions. If he wanted to, he could've just somehow manipulated his own programming into allowing ''allowing him to do so so'' in order to ensure that nobody else would be endangered by Wily's future schemes. Hell, at the beginning of the game, it shows a ''[[DarkerAndEdgier giant robot destroying quite a bit of the city. city]]''. It's just sort of strange how people say that there wasn't any way for Mega Man to do the deed when there was one, a chance, albeit with some creativity on his part.
** It's possible that Mega Man doesn't have either the Zeroth Law programmed in or the mental dexterity to come around to that answer. answer - and this would make sense, because he couldn't go straight Franchise/Terminator on Wily's ass, anyway. Light may have been savvy GenreSavvy enough to know that the Zeroth Law is pretty ''pretty damned easy to abuse by a sufficiently intelligent robot robot'', and thus he favored intelligence over flexibility. I know in In his shoes I shoes, ''anyone'' would vastly prefer a robot smart enough to to find a way to defeat Wily without hurting him (as this already happened in a lot of prior games before) than a robot that might decide that Wily's rivalry with me Light is the problem and thus that I am endangering endangers other humans. humans.
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Fiction is filled with robots that have rationalized out that the most dangerous things to humans are other humans - and worked from there. Also Also, while it is stated that a robot cannot ''cannot kill a human human'', we don't know if Mega Robot Masters from ''Mega Man robots saga'' are actually three law compliant Three Laws Compliant, or is there some completely new variant that happens to include no "[[ThouShaltNotKill No Killing Humans]]" protocol.
* While on the topic of the subject mentioned above, there is also one question: ''What would happen if Mega Man '''actually killed''' Wily''?
** On the realistic side, there would be '''harsh consequences''. Mega Man couldn't bear living with this terrible deed - after all, he has ''the strong sense of justice''. Killing the single ''human being'' (even if it is his sworn enemy) would predictably make Mega Man ''a lot worse'', thus he would be rendered as criminal and hunted down - just like in case of the Mavericks from ''Mega Man X'' saga. Dr. Light would obviously reject him as his "son", because he ''couldn't comprehend'' the nightmare behind
killing humans.
* Okay, once and for all. Can Rush talk or not?
Wily. Bass would be ''outright terrified'' - because even if he was angry at Wily from time to time, he ''would never pull the trigger'' on his creator.
** In the worst case scenario, Mega Man would ''embrace the thirst of human blood''. Simply put: his free will would decide that he could do whatever the Hell he wants from now on, [[NightmareFuel so...]]



*** The answer could be "YES" because ''the exact moment of Wily's betrayal'' at the beginning of the classic Mega Man saga was never canonically portrayed. Instead of waiting ''12 games in a row'', Wily could've done it much earlier - ''at the beginning of the entire goddamn Mega Man series'' - by saying something like this: "Thomas, you never respected me, you refused to acknowledge my achievements, you never gave credits on projects I helped you develop... We are no longer friends, fuck you!"


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*** The answer could be "YES" because ''the exact moment of Wily's betrayal'' at the beginning of the classic Mega Man saga was never canonically portrayed. Instead of waiting ''12 games in a row'', Wily could've done it much earlier - ''at the beginning of the entire goddamn Mega Man series'' - by saying something like this: "Thomas, you never respected me, you refused to acknowledge my achievements, you never gave me credits on projects I helped you develop... We You are no longer friends, my friend - fuck you!"



* In Mega Man 11, Dr. Light ''personally'' goes into the Gear Fortress to talk with Wily after the latter is defeated. This is quite unusual situation, but it also raises some questions:
** [=1st=]: '''Why Light had never done this before?'''

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* In Mega Man 11, Dr. Light ''personally'' goes into the Gear Fortress to talk with Wily after the latter is defeated. This is quite an unusual situation, but situation for a Mega Man game, thus it also raises some questions:
** [=1st=]: '''Why Light had never done this before?''' before?'''
*** Possibly due to his off-screen duties as MissionControl to Mega Man.
*** Maybe he reached the peak of his [[NoodleIncident karate skills]] that he practiced in his spare time? The traps that Wily rigged are still stay intact; after all, there is no way that the old man with Santa Claus' beard could pass through all of this without some sort of mystical mumbo-jumbo skills he never mentioned.



*** Light sincerely believes that Wily still might have some goodness in him. After all, Wily left behind a shitload of Roboenza cure pills at the end of ''Mega Man 10''.



** [=4th=]: '''Is Wily himself ''now'' decides to brush off Light?'''


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*** Well, Dr. Light might be gullible enough that he ''still refuses to acknowledge that Wily is irredeemable''. And this is '''Mega Man 11''' we're talking about. ''He's even worse than [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles]]''!
** [=4th=]: '''Is Wily himself ''now'' decides to brush off Light?'''

Light?'''
*** The answer could be "YES" because ''the exact moment of Wily's betrayal'' at the beginning of the classic Mega Man saga was never canonically portrayed. Instead of waiting ''12 games in a row'', Wily could've done it much earlier - ''at the beginning of the entire goddamn Mega Man series'' - by saying something like this: "Thomas, you never respected me, you refused to acknowledge my achievements, you never gave credits on projects I helped you develop... We are no longer friends, fuck you!"




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* In Mega Man 11, Dr. Light ''personally'' goes into the Gear Fortress to talk with Wily after the latter is defeated. This is quite unusual situation, but it also raises some questions:
** [=1st=]: '''Why Light had never done this before?'''
** [=2nd=]: '''What makes him think that Wily will listen to him, anyway?'''
** [=3rd=]: '''Why the fuck Light yet again tries to convince Wily to give up on his evil ambitions if the latter was still doing the same exact shit for the ''[=12th=] time already''?''' Not to mention Wily yet again promises to enact [[SequelHook yet another revenge on Mega Man]].
** [=4th=]: '''Is Wily himself ''now'' decides to brush off Light?'''


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** During the events of ''VideoGame/MegaManII'', Wily kidnaps Mega Man from the future and remakes him into Quint, who is destroyed by present-day Mega Man.


** '''Crazy-Prepared-yet-Nonexcludable Explanation''': Dr. Wily might ''knew exactly where to stand if the castle self-destructs''. Maybe the block that fell onto him was in no way that hard: is it made from styrofoam and masked as such, or something? Quite ridiculous, but let's take into account that Wily is a '''Mad Scientist'''. So mad, in fact, that he can make up [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment back-up plan for his back-up plan and add another back-up plan on top of it]] (sounds like Batman on steriods, only on the Dark Side). This version might sound believable.

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** '''Crazy-Prepared-yet-Nonexcludable Explanation''': Dr. Wily might ''knew exactly where to stand if the castle self-destructs''. Maybe the block that fell onto him was in no way that hard: is it made from styrofoam and masked as such, or something? Quite ridiculous, but let's take into account that Wily is a '''Mad Scientist'''. So mad, in fact, that he can make up [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment back-up plan for his back-up plan and add another back-up plan on top of it]] (sounds like Batman on steriods, only on the Dark Side). This version might sound believable.as believable.
** '''Simple-yet-Nonindicative Explanation''': It's a video game logic! Who gives a shit?


* ''How Dr. Wily survived the aftermath of Mega Man 3''? We can clearly see that he was '''CRUSHED TO DEATH''' by falling bricks. Watching the ending scene and then suddenly noticing Wily's UFO flying away in the background only indicates that ''he just did''. No explanation whatsoever. We can only think and make some asumptions.
** '''Plausible-and-Logical Explanation''': Maybe Wily decided to pull yet another trick with decoys. Sounds quite logical: leave the final battle with Gamma and put a dummy in his place. Mega Man still couldn't differentiate this "Dr. Wily" from a real deal, because he was crushed under a rocks moments after said decoy perishes.
** '''Batshit-Crazy-and-Ridiculous Explanation''': There is no way that the old man like Dr. Wily could be alive after being ''squashed by large fucking rock''! From the chronological standpoint of Mega Man series, the mad doctor must be in his 50s at best; thus his physical condition ''is not in his prime''. Yet the fact that he ''survives'' couldn't mean anything other than Dr. Wily suddenly having super-durability akin to Hulk.
** '''Crazy-Prepared-yet-Nonexcludable Explanation''': Dr. Wily might ''knew exactly where to stand if the castle self-destructs''. Maybe the block that fell onto him was in no way that hard: is it made from styrofoam and masked as such or something? Quite ridiculous, but let's take into account that Wily is a '''Mad Scientist'''. So mad, in fact, that he can make up [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment back-up plan for his back-up plan and add another back-up plan on top of it]] (sounds like Batman on steriods, only that Wily on the Dark Side). This version might sound quite believable.
*** What makes this worse is that Mega Man 3 itself was quite incomplete according to Creator/KeijiInafune and his team. The development was so stress-inducing that it might be rushed. And thus, there was no time for devs to explain Wily's unexpected survival.

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* ''How Dr. Wily survived the aftermath of Mega Man 3''? We can clearly see that he was '''CRUSHED TO DEATH''' by falling bricks. Watching the ending scene and then suddenly noticing Wily's UFO flying away in the background only indicates that ''he just did''. No explanation whatsoever. We can only think and make some asumptions.
asumptions such as these:
** '''Plausible-and-Logical Explanation''': Maybe Wily decided to pull yet another trick with decoys. Sounds quite logical: leave the final battle with Gamma and Gamma, but put a dummy in his place.the cockpit. Mega Man still couldn't differentiate this "Dr. Wily" from a real deal, because he was crushed under a rocks moments after said decoy perishes.
"decoy" perishes. And when the time comes, Wily - who is alive and well - may just unexpectedly show up, like: "SUPRISE, MUTHAFUCKAS!".
** '''Batshit-Crazy-and-Ridiculous Explanation''': There is no way that the old man like Dr. Wily could be alive after being ''squashed by large fucking rock''! From the chronological standpoint of Mega Man series, the mad doctor must be in his 50s at best; thus his physical condition ''is not in his prime''. Yet the fact that he ''survives'' couldn't mean anything other than Dr. Wily suddenly having super-durability akin to Hulk.
Hulk. Archie Comics's take on the events of Mega Man 3 rolls with this explanation.
** '''Crazy-Prepared-yet-Nonexcludable Explanation''': Dr. Wily might ''knew exactly where to stand if the castle self-destructs''. Maybe the block that fell onto him was in no way that hard: is it made from styrofoam and masked as such such, or something? Quite ridiculous, but let's take into account that Wily is a '''Mad Scientist'''. So mad, in fact, that he can make up [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment back-up plan for his back-up plan and add another back-up plan on top of it]] (sounds like Batman on steriods, only that Wily on the Dark Side). This version might sound quite believable.
*** What makes this worse is that Mega ''Mega Man 3 3'' itself was wasn't quite incomplete completed according to Creator/KeijiInafune and his team. The development was so stress-inducing that it might could be rushed. And thus, there was no time left for devs to explain Wily's unexpected survival.

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