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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
- In terms of Maverick bosses, there's Storm Eagle and Magma Dragoon, the former due to his personality, creative boss battle, and overpowered weapon, and the latter due to being a draconic Akuma expy, more relevant to the plot most other Maverick bosses, and the only Maverick boss in the X series to get a Final Speech after being defeated.
- Split Mushroom for his memetic "Take a wild guess" when asked who's behind the plot.
- The Mega Man X5 Mavericks' Guns N' Roses-inspired names made them very memorable, to the point that when the original names were used in the X Legacy Collection releases fans were upset. Duff McWhalen in particular is especially popular, and most of the complaints about the name reversions are about how boring "Tidal Whale" is in comparison.
- From Mega Man X2, the Green Biker Dude who dies in the beginning of the first level has attained meme status.
- Layer was introduced in the second-to-last Mega Man game ever released, but immediately became a fan favorite out of the three Operators due to her Ms. Fanservice design and crush on Zero.
- RiCO from X Dive, due to her bubbly personality and her politeness to the player.
Mega Man Zero Series
Mega Man ZX Series
- Girouette was almost one for the Mega Man ZX series until it turned out he was a Sacrificial Lamb. Come to think of it, he might be one anyway.
- Another ZX example comes in the form of the villainous BrotherSister Team known as Prometheus and Pandora. A Red Oni, Blue Oni Evil Duo consisting of a badass Ax Crazy Awesome Grim Reaper and his emotionless Dark Magical Girl of a sister, the fandom has been warming up to these two from day one. They've garnered even more of a fanbase since they've been revealed as Woobies, Destroyers of Worlds due to their horrendous childhood. The stellar music that accompanies their multiple appearances also helps. How much do the fans like them? So that much that there was an outcry when Master Albert, the Magnificent Bastard of the series, owned them. Fans are hoping that the ambiguous nature of their "death" can allow for a reappearance in the future. That, and Pandora is ADORABLE.
Mega Man Legends Series
- How about the Bonne family from Mega Man Legends? A family of comically villainous pirates who have some hilarious dialogue and help to liven up an already colorful game. Seriously, they got their own spin-off game!
- There's also Tron's Servbots. Their popularity led to one being a joke character in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, and one of Tron's super combos is summoning all 40 Servbots (sans the one following her) to Zerg Rush her opponent.
- Eventually, both Tron Bonne and Zero found their way onto the Capcom vs. Fighting Game series. Tron and Servbot in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Tron returns in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Zero in the Updated Re-release of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (Ultimate All-Stars) and Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Zero also appears as a secret character in SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos. Both of them also appear in the Turn-Based Strategy Project X Zone.
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.