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Rain on the Just by N. L. Rummi is a Megamind fanfiction.

After the events of the film, not everything is completely settled. It isn't easy to change overnight, after all. While Megamind deals with his new status as a hero (and the obsessive fanboys that can come with that role), Music Man (formerly known as Metro Man or Wayne) is beginning to realize that maybe he didn't think the entire Faking the Dead plan out fully. Roxanne tries to help out both of them as much as possible while her boyfriend tries to gather the courage to say those three little words...


Meanwhile, life continues to have complications as a new villain has apparently targeted the city. Bombs are being left in various locations around Metro City. At each site, a card is left behind with the image of a bug and fire on it.

Tropes in Rain on the Just include:

  • Accent On The Wrong Syllable: Megamind still does this, but he's been trying to correct it for at least the word "hello." Hence the later O.O.C. Is Serious Business moment below.
  • Alliterative Name: The Beetle-Bomber (though he wanted to be called Fire Bug instead)
  • Beneath Notice: No one notices someone delivering bagels.
  • Berserk Button: In regards to Megamind, don't put Roxanne in danger, don't blow up parts of his city, and don't try to kill Minion. He doesn't react well to that last one at all.
  • Call-Back: Once more, Roxanne gets tied up to a chair.
    • And Megamind gets to wander around the prison disguised as the Warden again.
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  • Calling Card: The cards left behind by the Beetle-Bomber.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The paradox gun.
    • Owen's blueprints.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The guy Roxanne bumps into at the coffee shop with the phone.
  • Connect the Deaths: The Beetle-Bomber chooses his target locations so they form a flame when connected on the city map. On Owen's blueprints, the center is also marked and it happens to be the final location.
  • Damsel in Distress: Roxanne is kidnapped (again).
  • Damsel out of Distress: Roxanne tries to pry out details of her kidnapper's plan, manages to have the presence of mind to activate a tracking device, attempts to escape on her own by smashing open a window, warns Megamind that Owen has a gun as soon as her boyfriend arrives, nearly wrestles a weapon out of Owen's hands when he gets too close, and spends her entire captivity trying to keep things under control.
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  • Darker and Edgier: While far from being a Dark Fic, it has plenty of emotional turmoil and features a pretty frightening villain who almost manages to finish off Minion (not to mention the possible offscreen deaths).
  • Didn't Think This Through: Metro Man's Faking the Dead plan backfires when he finds he no longer has his limitless wealth and resources to fall back on.
  • Disney Death: Minion.
  • Fanboy: Owen gives off the impression of being a particularly obsessive one.
  • Foreshadowing: The reference early on to The Incredibles.
  • Heroic BSoD: Happens to Megamind when he thinks that Minion is dead.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Megamind and Minion, just like in the film.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Bernard is obviously moved by the brain bot's Heroic Sacrifice as he later honors it with a placard. Not that he'd ever admit it though.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him!: Thankfully Minion talks him out of that and Megamind just plays the part of one approaching the slippery slope instead.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Metro Man's decision to fake his death and refuse to help Metro City any more doesn't result in any consequences in the movie, but in the fic, his hasty decision to do so results in him losing all of his money (as he failed to secure it in another account beforehand) and resources. He also can't use his fame to get free stuff anymore, and eventually gets exposed as Metro Man near the end of the fic.
  • Lampshading: In the words of Roxanne, "Is it too much to ask to not be tied to a chair for once?"
  • Loony Fan: Owen goes to some rather disturbing lengths to "help" his idol, including blowing up several buildings, kidnapping Roxanne, and offering up a trapped Metro Man as a gift.
  • Mad Bomber: The Beetle-Bomber/Fire Bug/Owen.
  • Mistaken for Romance: Roxanne's and Wayne's friendly interactions at the café.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Roxanne and Music Man/Metro Man meeting for coffee looks rather suspicious when Owen shows pictures of it.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: After working so hard to try and pronounce "hello" at least semi-correctly, Megamind arriving to the rescue by saying "Ollo" tells Roxanne that her boyfriend is seriously ticked off.
  • Shout-Out: Megamind references Buddy/Syndrome's actions in the film as a reason why they can't just brush off Owen's attention.
  • That Man Is Dead: Owen keeps trying to get people to use his chosen name of Fire Bug rather than his normal one or Beetle-Bomber.
  • Tranquil Fury: Megamind, in a frighteningly OOC moment, when he's preparing to finally kill Metro Man for good. Turns out it was only an act.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Bernard ponders this about the brainbot that pulled a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Writer's Block: Music Man is struggling with songwriting since he has nothing to inspire him after his apparent death.