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    Mega Man Classic 
  • Many Robot Masters from the NES era still have a solid fan base, including but not limited to: Metal Man (due to his design and overblown weapon), Shadow Man (design and difficulty), Skull Man and Pharaoh Man (both looking badass), Sheep Man, originally The Scrappy when Mega Man 10 was announced, but ultimately became this when the game came out, and Tundra Man for his unique and elegant design, flamboyant personality, and useful weapon.
  • Kalinka, Dr. Cossack's daughter, only appeared in Mega Man 4 but is beloved by the fanbase and appears frequently in fan works, the various manga adaptations, and the Archie comics. Being one of the few female characters in the Classic series helps.
  • Splash Woman (from Mega Man 9), who has a huge fan base and has made many players robosexual. Aside from Roll, she's one of the very few female characters in the series, let alone for the Classic timeline.
  • Tango the robot cat only plays a major role in the Game Boy Mega Man V and makes a few minor cameos elsewhere, but his adorable design and general usefulness earned him many fans.

    Mega Man X Series 
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    Mega Man Zero Series 
  • Harpuia became a huge Ensemble Darkhorse during the run of the Mega Man Zero series because he was likable Anti-Villain that ultimately showed himself to be a Hero Antagonist and later full blown hero
  • The Zero series spawned a few minor/temporary ones, like Chilldre Inarabitta and Leviathon.

    Mega Man ZX Series 

    Mega Man Legends Series 

    Battle Network Series 
  • Mr. Match is fondly remembered as the introductory antagonist in the very first Battle Network game. His popularity was such that he was brought back in every following game but the fifth, although never as anything more than a strictly secondary character.
  • Princess Pride, although her popularity can mainly be attributed to her anime incarnation being a nice girl. When she made a reappearance in Team Colonel, her originally cruel personality was changed into the kind one which fans had grown to love.

    Star Force Series 
  • Sonia Strumm/Sky is this for western fans due to being one of the most likable and sweet characters of the cast and being actually capable of fighting semi-evenly with Mega Man. She's also, like Tron, pretty cute.
  • A.C. Eos is fairly popular as well for being both very relaxed and likable, and being fairly complex as the game later shows.
  • Hyde became somewhat subject to this to those who watched the Tribe season of the Mega Man Star Force anime, as he was changed from a sycophant quasi-Dragon in the game to an out-there, comic relief artist in the anime. It didn't hurt that his crowning moment of villainy was kidnapping the hero's mother and throwing her off buildings and bridges Green Goblin-style just for the lulz.
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