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* TheLongList: Roll used a ''lot'' of Utility Arm attachments over the show's run. [[note]]She's used a vacuum, a blender, a reverse vacuum, a lengthened vacuum, several fans, an ice-shooting fan, a garbage disposal, three different circular saws, a hockey stick, an ice pick, a microwave, a hair dryer, a net, a nail file, a small pair of scissors, a corkscrew, polisher, a ball-shooting cannon like in amusement parks, a toaster gun, a frying pan, a faucet, a lightbulb, a mop, a cake mixer, a plunger, a plumber's snake, an axe, a spatula, and a baking sensor that detects earthquakes.[[/note]]



* SwissArmyAppendage: Roll's Utility Arm, which has almost every weapon imaginable build into it.

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* SwissArmyAppendage: Roll's Utility Arm, which has almost every household appliance and weapon imaginable build into it.it. [[note]]She's used a vacuum, a blender, a reverse vacuum, a lengthened vacuum, several fans, an ice-shooting fan, a garbage disposal, three different circular saws, a hockey stick, an ice pick, a microwave, a hair dryer, a net, a nail file, a small pair of scissors, a corkscrew, polisher, a ball-shooting cannon like in amusement parks, a toaster gun, a frying pan, a faucet, a lightbulb, a mop, a cake mixer, a plunger, a plumber's snake, an axe, a spatula, and a baking sensor that detects earthquakes.[[/note]]


* AdaptationalJerkass: In this adaption Mega Man X is significantly colder and much more ruthless than he is in the video games, especially compared to the ones made after the cancelling of this series.

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* AdaptationalJerkass: In this adaption AdaptationalPersonalityChange: Mega Man X is significantly colder and much a lot more ruthless and destructive than he is in his original counterpart. He has a top priority of stopping Vile and Spark Mandrill, no matter the video cost. In the games, especially compared to X is more of a pacifist, and gains the ones made after the cancelling of this series.resolve to fight, in order to protect humanity.



* AdaptedOut: Some Robot Masters never made an appearance in the cartoon. ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' are the only two games to have every Robot Master from it make at least one appearance on the cartoon.

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* AdaptedOut: Some Robot Masters never made an appearance in the cartoon. ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' are the only two games to have every Robot Master from it make at least one appearance on the cartoon. No Robot Masters from ''VideoGame/MegaMan6'' appear at all, despite the fact that ''Mega Man 6'' was released a year prior.


* HowWeGotHere: The first episode, "The Beginning", explores Rock's origins and his conversion into Mega Man through flashbacks.


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* InMediasRes: The first episode, "The Beginning", explores Rock's origins and his conversion into Mega Man through flashbacks after being injured in battle, after which he recovers and defeats Wily.


-->'''Wily:''' I've got to turn up the power... Wait, what am I worrying about? There's no way Mega Man can stop my Robo-Spider! ha ha ha...

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-->'''Wily:''' Mega Man, no! I've got to turn up the power... power! ...Wait, what am I worrying about? There's no way Mega Man can He can't stop my Robo-Spider! ha ha ha...


-->'''Wily:''' I've got to turn up the power...Wait, what am I worrying about? There's no way Mega Man can stop my Robo-Spider!

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-->'''Wily:''' I've got to turn up the power... Wait, what am I worrying about? There's no way Mega Man can stop my Robo-Spider!Robo-Spider! ha ha ha...



-->'''Wily:''' I'm not taking any chances. '''*turns up power*'''

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-->'''Wily:''' -->'''Wily:''' ...I'm not taking any chances. '''*turns up power*'''


* AdaptationalBadass:
** Top Man went from being an easy boss with an oft-mocked acquired weapon to a smooth-talking womanizer capable of defeating Mega Man unaided.
** Metal Man was ''always'' awesome, but in the cartoon he had a spectacularly hardcore moment. After pinning Mega Man under a metal pipe, he ''tried to saw his head off''.
** Woodman's Leaf Shield became somewhat practical by being an actual shield. He used it to defend Proto Man from attack, and he was one of the few Robot Masters to threaten Dr. Light.
** Unlike in the game, Pharaoh Man can punch you in the face.
** Ice Man defeated Mega Man about 3 times in one episode and broke Rush.
** Roll shows us how dangerous kitchen utensils are, and occasionally wields things like axes and buzzsaws.
** Mega Man himself can copy the powers of a Robot Master without defeating or disabling them first like in the game. He also disables the Robot Master's weapons after he copies them, making them powerless, with the exception of Pharaoh Man and to a lesser extent Crystal Man. He's also been shown once using two Robot Master's weapons at the same time, something that is impossible in the game. On top of all that, he knows karate moves.
** Dark Man is based on his second, rather basic form, rather than the armed ones, but his abilities are less defensive than his game counterpart's, and better for capture purposes.



** He takes this role again in "Mega X", coming up with the plan to flood the plasma plant and have the Mavericks do the work, and getting to use the lightanium rods before Vile and Spark Mandrill tried to bring them to the future.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Expect any EnemyMine situation to have Wily betraying the heroes or even his own allies. This gets turned against him when he tried to use the Lion Men to take over the world.

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** He takes this role again in "Mega X", coming up with the plan to flood the plasma plant and have the Mavericks do the work, and getting to use the lightanium rods before Vile and Spark Mandrill tried try to bring them to the future.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Expect any EnemyMine situation to have Wily betraying the heroes or even his own allies. This gets turned against him when he tried tries to use the Lion Men to take over the world.



* LiterallyShatteredLives: Wily threatens Light with this in "The Beginning", saying that if he tried anything, Ice Man would freeze him and Cut Man would ''slice him up''. They demonstrated with a chemistry table.

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* LiterallyShatteredLives: Wily threatens Light with this in "The Beginning", saying that if he tried tries anything, Ice Man would freeze him and Cut Man would ''slice him up''. They demonstrated demonstrate with a chemistry table.



** Ms. Lapierre, a criminal affiliated with Wily, had a poodle named Fluffy.
** A robo-poodle named Lady Silicon appeared briefly in "Bad Day At Peril Park". Rush tried to impress her.

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** Ms. Lapierre, a criminal affiliated with Wily, had has a poodle named Fluffy.
** A robo-poodle named Lady Silicon appeared appears briefly in "Bad Day At Peril Park". Rush tried tries to impress her.



* NoBackwardsCompatibilityInTheFuture: Averted. X is able to [[PowerCopying copy Snake Man's weapon]] just fine. It would've been [[FridgeLogic interesting to see]] what would happen if Mega Man had tried to copy Vile or Spark Mandrill. Would it simply fail, or would the process take so long that he'd get clobbered before it was finished?

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* NoBackwardsCompatibilityInTheFuture: Averted. X is able to [[PowerCopying copy Snake Man's weapon]] just fine. It would've been [[FridgeLogic interesting to see]] what would happen if Mega Man had tried to copy Vile or Spark Mandrill. Would it simply fail, or would the process take so long that he'd get clobbered before it was finished?



** The episode "Bro Bots". In it, Proto Man fakes [[HeelFaceTurn going straight]] to implant an inhibitor chip into Mega to keep him from stopping Wily's scheme of the week. Even though he was faking it, he is genuinely surprised when Mega says that he "always wanted a real brother relationship" with him. Later on when his ruse is revealed, Proto Man tried to invoke WeCanRuleTogether with his brother in exchange for removing the inhibitor chip. Mega Man obviously refuses, causing Wily to point out just how disappointed Proto Man looked about this.

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** The episode "Bro Bots". In it, Proto Man fakes [[HeelFaceTurn going straight]] to implant an inhibitor chip into Mega to keep him from stopping Wily's scheme of the week. Even though he was is faking it, he is genuinely surprised when Mega says that he "always wanted a real brother relationship" with him. Later on when his ruse is revealed, Proto Man tried tries to invoke WeCanRuleTogether with his brother in exchange for removing the inhibitor chip. Mega Man obviously refuses, causing Wily to point out just how disappointed Proto Man looked looks about this.


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->''Fighting...to save...THE WORLD!''


* MythologyGag: Despite playing a bit loose with the source (likely due to the lack of supplementary material at the time), the series does reference the original games from time to time.
** Annie does the [[http://www.themmnetwork.com/2010/03/18/the-great-mega-man-finger-phenomenon/ Mega Man hand thing]] in "Future Shock". Ruby-Spears clearly paid great attention to the artwork, at the very least. Dr. Wily also does the hand thing in "The Strange Island of Dr. Wily" when commanding the giant Stone Bots.
** Wily refers to the bat enemies he periodically uses throughout the series by their original Japanese names (Battontons).
** Before he became Mega Man, Mega Man's name was Rock.
** Mega Man uses a holographic projector in "The Day the Moon Fell" that looks similar to the Wily alien holographic projector in ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''.
** The writers watched the subbed ''Anime/MegaManUponAStar'' [=OVAs=] to get a feel for Wily's vocal characterizations, citing that in the raw footage Wily spoke Japanese with a German accent.
** At one point, Wily's Skulker is destroyed, and to escape, he uses a smaller, UFO-like ship to escape. Aside from the fact it looks like a UFO, This is functionally identical to his Wily capsules, which he used to escape deadly scenarios after ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''.



** The episode "Bro Bots". In it, Proto Man fakes [[HeelFaceTurn going straight]] to implant an inhibitor chip into Mega to keep him from stopping Wily's scheme of the week. Even though he was faking it, he is genuinely surprised when Mega says that he "always wanted a real brother relationship" with him. Later on when his ruse is revealed, Proto man tried to invoke WeCanRuleTogether with his brother in exchange for removing the inhibitor chip. Mega Man obviously refuses, causing Wily to point out just how disappointed Blues looked about this.

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** The episode "Bro Bots". In it, Proto Man fakes [[HeelFaceTurn going straight]] to implant an inhibitor chip into Mega to keep him from stopping Wily's scheme of the week. Even though he was faking it, he is genuinely surprised when Mega says that he "always wanted a real brother relationship" with him. Later on when his ruse is revealed, Proto man Man tried to invoke WeCanRuleTogether with his brother in exchange for removing the inhibitor chip. Mega Man obviously refuses, causing Wily to point out just how disappointed Blues Proto Man looked about this.



* PragmaticAdaptation:
** While the show has its fair share of detractors, it's often considered to be one of the better [[AnimatedAdaptation Video Game based animated shows]] around. At least when it came to the [[WesternAnimation/{{Darkstalkers}} three]] [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter 90's]] animated shows based off of Capcom Video games, the Mega Man series is usually considered to be the best one of the three here.
** There was also the decision to change Proto Man from Mega Man's AloofBigBrother Mysterious Ally to his WorthyOpponent on Wily's side. Given that Dark Man, Proto's impersonator from the fifth game, shows up in the series, it's more likely this was a conscious decision in order to give Mega Man an appropriate rival (Bass from the seventh game didn't exist yet). According to an interview this was requested by Capcom itself.

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* PragmaticAdaptation:
** While the show has its fair share of detractors, it's often considered to be one of the better [[AnimatedAdaptation Video Game based animated shows]] around. At least when it came to the [[WesternAnimation/{{Darkstalkers}} three]] [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter 90's]] animated shows based off of Capcom Video games, the Mega Man series is usually considered to be the best one of the three here.
** There was also the
PragmaticAdaptation: The decision to change Proto Man from Mega Man's AloofBigBrother Mysterious Ally to his WorthyOpponent on Wily's side. Given that Dark Man, Proto's impersonator from the fifth game, shows up in the series, it's more likely this was a conscious decision in order to give Mega Man an appropriate rival (Bass from the seventh game didn't exist yet). According to an interview interview, this was requested by Capcom itself.



* SelfParody: Creator/KeijiInafune, the most famous person associated with Mega Man, helped make some of the episodes, possibly evoking this Trope.



* ShownTheirWork:
** While the show isn't accurate by ''today's'' standards, Ruby Spears included several Robot Masters from the games with designs mostly unscathed. While there are exceptions (Air Man, Roll), overall the looks are usually accurate.
** Look at 00:09 in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRb1OZv_7j4 this video]], specifically Annie's hand. She's ''clearly'' doing the [[http://www.themmnetwork.com/2010/03/18/the-great-mega-man-finger-phenomenon/ Mega Man hand thing]]. Ruby-Spears clearly paid great attention to the artwork, at the very least.
** Dr. Wily does the hand thing in "The Strange Island of Dr. Wily" when commanding the giant Stone Bots.
** The Battontons? Yeah, that's their original Japanese names.
** Before he became Mega Man, his name was Rock.
** Mega Man uses a holographic projector in "The Day the Moon Fell" that looks similar to the Wily alien holographic projector in ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''.
** The writers watched the subbed ''Anime/MegaManUponAStar'' [=OVAs=] to get a feel for Wily's vocal characterizations, citing that in the raw footage Wily spoke Japanese with a German accent.
** In "Mega Dreams", Roll walks out of a theater advertising ''Film/TheLastDragon'', which is an actual movie. She even comments on how she loves kung-fu movies, which it is.
** At one point, Wily's Skulker is destroyed, and to escape, he uses a smaller, UFO-like ship to escape. Aside from the fact it looks like a UFO, This is functionally identical to his Wily capsules, which he used to escape deadly scenarios after ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''.

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* ShownTheirWork:
** While the show isn't accurate by ''today's'' standards, Ruby Spears included several Robot Masters from the games with designs mostly unscathed. While there are exceptions (Air Man, Roll), overall the looks are usually accurate.
** Look at 00:09 in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRb1OZv_7j4 this video]], specifically Annie's hand. She's ''clearly'' doing the [[http://www.themmnetwork.com/2010/03/18/the-great-mega-man-finger-phenomenon/ Mega Man hand thing]]. Ruby-Spears clearly paid great attention to the artwork, at the very least.
** Dr. Wily does the hand thing in "The Strange Island of Dr. Wily" when commanding the giant Stone Bots.
** The Battontons? Yeah, that's their original Japanese names.
** Before he became Mega Man, his name was Rock.
** Mega Man uses a holographic projector in "The Day the Moon Fell" that looks similar to the Wily alien holographic projector in ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''.
** The writers watched the subbed ''Anime/MegaManUponAStar'' [=OVAs=] to get a feel for Wily's vocal characterizations, citing that in the raw footage Wily spoke Japanese with a German accent.
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ShownTheirWork: In "Mega Dreams", Roll walks out of a theater advertising ''Film/TheLastDragon'', which is an actual movie. She even comments on how she loves kung-fu movies, which it is.
** At one point, Wily's Skulker is destroyed, and to escape, he uses a smaller, UFO-like ship to escape. Aside from the fact it looks like a UFO, This is functionally identical to his Wily capsules, which he used to escape deadly scenarios after ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''.
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[[http://siphersaysstuff.tumblr.com/post/8519989554/joerubbyinterview An interview]] with Joe Ruby has shed light on production of the show. [[http://www.asmzine.com/geekly-rewind/2011/08/05/from-the-lost-asm-archives-a-little-qa-with-joe-ruby/ Concept art]] has also resurfaced.

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[[http://siphersaysstuff.tumblr.com/post/8519989554/joerubbyinterview An interview]] with Joe Ruby has shed light on production of the show. [[http://www.asmzine.com/geekly-rewind/2011/08/05/from-the-lost-asm-archives-a-little-qa-with-joe-ruby/ Concept art]] has also resurfaced.
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** PlayedStraight, oddly, with Proto Man. While he wasn't rendered helpless, Wily's hand on his upper arm was enough to stop him from going after Mega Man.

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** PlayedStraight, [[PlayingWithATrope Played straight]], oddly, with Proto Man. While he wasn't rendered helpless, Wily's hand on his upper arm was enough to stop him from going after Mega Man.


* TheButlerDidIt: Played straight in "Electric Nightmare". When Mega Man is busy cleaning up after a battle with Dr. Wily, the Butler robot welds the door shut, puts a hole in it and sends a pump full of acid into the bathroom and floods it with acid in an attempt to kill him. Even Mega Man himself lampshades this. [[spoiler: The butler was a spy.]]

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* TheButlerDidIt: Played straight in "Electric Nightmare". When Mega Man is busy cleaning up after a battle with Dr. Wily, the Butler robot welds the door shut, puts a hole in it and sends a pump full of acid into the bathroom and floods it with acid in an attempt to kill him. Even Mega Man himself lampshades this. The maid and the nanny were also trying to sabotage him in the same episode. [[spoiler: The butler was a spy.butler, maid, and nanny were under Dr. Wily's influence.]]


* TheButlerDidIt: Played straight in "Electric Nightmare". When Mega Man is busy cleaning up after a battle with Dr. Wily, the Butler robot welds the door shut, puts a hole in it and sends a pump full of acid into the bathroom. Even Mega Man himself lampshades this.

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* TheButlerDidIt: Played straight in "Electric Nightmare". When Mega Man is busy cleaning up after a battle with Dr. Wily, the Butler robot welds the door shut, puts a hole in it and sends a pump full of acid into the bathroom.bathroom and floods it with acid in an attempt to kill him. Even Mega Man himself lampshades this. [[spoiler: The butler was a spy.]]

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* TheButlerDidIt: Played straight in "Electric Nightmare". When Mega Man is busy cleaning up after a battle with Dr. Wily, the Butler robot welds the door shut, puts a hole in it and sends a pump full of acid into the bathroom. Even Mega Man himself lampshades this.
-->'''Mega Man:''' If you ask me, I think the butler did it.


* {{Animesque}}: The series was co-animated by a [[Creator/ProductionReed Japanese company]] and thus, has moments of this.

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* {{Animesque}}: The series was co-animated by a [[Creator/ProductionReed [[Creator/AshiProductions Japanese company]] and thus, has moments of this.


An [[TheAnimeOfTheGame animated adaptation]] of Creator/{{Capcom}}'s beloved {{mascot}}...[[LegacyCharacter more specifically]], the [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic classic version]]. Created by Creator/RubySpears Productions with Creator/AshiProductions of Japan), this series ran from 1994 to 1995.

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An [[TheAnimeOfTheGame animated adaptation]] of Creator/{{Capcom}}'s beloved {{mascot}}...[[LegacyCharacter more specifically]], the [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic classic version]]. Created by Creator/RubySpears Productions with Creator/AshiProductions of Japan), Japan, this series ran from 1994 to 1995.


An [[TheAnimeOfTheGame animated adaptation]] of Creator/{{Capcom}}'s beloved {{mascot}}...[[LegacyCharacter more specifically]], the [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic classic version]]. Created by Creator/RubySpears Productions with Ashi Productions of Japan (now Creator/ProductionReed), this series ran from 1994 to 1995.

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An [[TheAnimeOfTheGame animated adaptation]] of Creator/{{Capcom}}'s beloved {{mascot}}...[[LegacyCharacter more specifically]], the [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic classic version]]. Created by Creator/RubySpears Productions with Ashi Productions Creator/AshiProductions of Japan (now Creator/ProductionReed), Japan), this series ran from 1994 to 1995.

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