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Mega Man Series
256px-Mega man logo
Publisher Capcom
Year of creation 1987
Genre Platformer

The Mega Man Series is one of Capcom's most popular franchises along with Street Fighter. The main series is about a robot called Mega Man who defeats robots and copies their powers and weapons. There are many different Mega Man sub-series, some of the popular ones being Mega Man (classic series), Mega Man X, and Mega Man Battle Network.

Miiverse

The series is very popular on Miiverse, users often make posts or fan art related to the character. Many Mega Man games have been released on the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console system, therefore there are many Mega Man related communities on Miiverse.

Communities

A list of Mega Man related communities:

Mega Man (classic)

The Classic Mega Man series takes place in the year 20XX. A scientist known as Dr.Wily steals and rewires robots known as robot masters from his old colleague Dr. Light to try and take over the world. Dr Light's lab assistant, a robot known as Rock volunteers to stop Dr.Wily by becoming a super fighting robot known as Mega Man.

Games and Miiverse Communities

Mega Man X

Mega Man X takes place 100 years in the future after the classic Mega Man Series. New robots known as Reploids are created, who have a mind of their own and can make their own Decisions. There are also rouge Reploids known as Mavericks, who are the main enemies of the series. The series features the main character X, a new Mega Man that can gain new weapons and upgrades. The series is known for changing up the usual Mega Man plots and gameplay, such as the ability to dash and wall jump, and instead of Dr. Wily, there's another villain known as Sigma. The list of consoles the Mega Man X series appeared on are: SNES (X1-X3), Playstation (X4-X6), and Playstation 2 (X7-X8).

Games and Communities

  • Mega Man X: After X recently wakes up from hibernation, a reploid called Sigma goes maverick, and creates a team of 8 more mavericks to wreak havoc against the humans. X must destroy the 8 mavericks and Sigma himself, with the help of a maverick hunter named "Zero."
  • Mega Man X2: A couple of months after Mega Man X, a mysterious group known as the "X hunters" steal Zero's parts and sends 8 of Sigma's former mavericks around to cause problems. X must destroy the mavericks, and steal back Zero's parts before the X hunters rebuild Zero and use him against society.
  • Mega Man X3: A scientist named "Dr. Doppler" attacks the maverick hunter base, and then sends 8 of his own mavericks around in attempt for world domination. X and Zero must destroy the mavericks and bring Dr. Doppler to justice. This is the first installment of the Mega Man X series where you can play as Zero.

Mega Man Zero

Mega Man Zero is a series set in the far future, hundreds of years after the Mega Man X series. The games feature the character Zero as the main protaganist

Games and Communities

Mega Man Zero: After being put in hibernation for 200 years, Zero witnesses a couple of reploids being hunted down and slaughtered by mavericks. After saving a couple of the reploids and escorting a human scientist named Ciel, Zero learns that the city of Neo Arcadia (one of the only places habitable for humans) has begun declaring multiple citizen reploids mavericks for unknown reasons. The accused have fled to the resistance base that Ciel made, and now Neo Arcadia is trying to destroy them. Zero must take part in many guerilla missions before assaulting Noe Arcadia himself. Mega Man Zero is infamous for it's very high difficulty spike and cheap level design.

Mega Man Battle Network

Mega Man Battle Network is a tactical RPG unlike the other Mega Man franchises which were side-scrolling platformers (Mega Man Network Transmission being an exception). It spawned 2 spin-off games and even an anime. Mega Man Battle Network takes place in an alternate universe where instead of robotics, the internet is everybody's main source of daily life. Because of this, our fellow robots aren't robots, but computer programs called "NetNavis." They're stored in a portable system called a "PET" (abbreviation for "PErsonal Terminal") which their operators can use to "jack into" the net and/or other household devices, and even fight computer viruses. The list of consoles the Mega Man Battle Network Franchise appeared on are: Gameboy Advance (BN 1-6), Nintendo Gamecube (Mega Man Network Transmission Only), and the Nintendo DS (Mega Man Battle Network 5, Double Team only)

Games and Miiverse communities

  • Mega Man Battle Network: A terrorist organization known as the "WWW" (pronounced "World 3") sends their elite members around the country to retrieve 4 superprograms and use them to create the ultimate virus capable of destroying the entire net. Megaman and his operator, Lan Hikari must put a stop to the WWW's plan and prevent the destruction of the net.
  • Mega Man Network Transmission: A month after the defeat of the WWW, an unknown infection called the "Zero Virus" began spreading and causing NetNavi's to go berserk. Lan and Megaman investigate the phenomenon while combatting a Navi selling fake vaccines, Navi's infected by the fake vaccine, and even some ex-WWW members. Unlike the other Battle Network games, Network Transmission is a side-scroller instead of a tactical RPG. This game is infamous among Mega Man fans due to the unbalanced difficulty level. For example, the first few bosses in the game are way too difficult without the right battlechips (Fireman.EXE and Quickman.EXE for example) and some other bosses (mainly the later ones) are too underwhelming (Gravityman.EXE for example).
  • Mega Man Battle Network 2: Three months after Mega Man Battle Network, a new Netmafia called "Gospel" is trying to collect 4 superprograms to try to use to clone an insanely powerful NetNavi. However, Gospel is attacking all over the world, and to be allowed access to different areas, Lan and Megaman must become city battlers, the lesser form of an Official netbattler. Megaman and Lan must travel the world and stop Gospel from destroying society.
  • Mega Man Battle Network 3: Blue/ White: The game has 2 different versions that were released, similar to the Pokémon Series. Mega Man Battle Network 3: Blue and White both have differences in versions, each version has a slightly different story, weapons, and items. The game also introduces Navi costumization were the player can customize and improve Mega Man. As for the story, the WWW has been reformed, and is once again attempting to destroy the net. They plan to do so by retrieving 4 tetracodes, which are keys to unlock the cyber beast Alpha, an evil prototype version of the internet. Megaman.EXE and Lan must prevent the release of Alpha before the net is destroyed.
  • Mega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon/RedSun: Depending on what version the player plays, different parts of the story and enemies Mega Man fights will be different. Megaman.EXE and Lan Hikari takes part in multiple tournaments, while a new crime syndicate called "Nebula" attacks in between matches. Nebula creates "darkchips" which they use to spread around the net to cause corruption and darkness. Meanwhile all of that is happening, the world's top scientists are scrambling to stop an asteroid heading towards Earth. The game is infamous for the lack of much story and the fact that you have to do a playthrough of the game at least 3 times in order to get 100%. Battle Network 4 is also infamous for the large amounts of grammar errors it has, examples being "So much electrical store!" And the infamous "What a polite young man SHE was!" Despite this, Mega Man Battle Network 4 is the best-selling Battle Network game and the 2nd-best selling Mega Man game in the entire series (only losing to Mega Man 2).
  • Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel/ Team Protoman: Depending on what version the player plays, some of the bosses Mega Man fights and which team he joins will be different. Nebula hasn't given up after Mega Man Battle Network 4, and after kidnapping Lan's father, they hijack Scilab's computers and take over the entire net! Soon after, Megaman.EXE and Lan Hikari join a team of of Navi's and their operators to free the net from Nebula's grasp (hence the name, Team Colonel/Protoman). Mega Man Battle Network 5 also has a DS version called Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double team, which includes content from both games and includes extra content (like voice acting and the party battle system).

Mega Man Starforce

Mega Man Starforce is an RPG series created in 2006 and was made exclusively for the Nintendo DS. The series is set in the same universe as the Battle Network series and takes place about 200 years after it.

Games in the series

  • Mega Man Star Force (DS)
  • Mega Man Star Force 2 (DS)
  • Mega Man Star Force 3 (DS)
  • Rockman.EXE Operate Shooting Star (Crossover between Battle Network and Starforce) (DS)

Mega Man Legends

The Mega Man Legends series made its debut in 1997 on the Playstation and on the Nintendo 64 a few years after.

Games in the series

  • Mega Man Legends (Known as Mega Man 64 on the Nintendo 64) (PS1) (N64)
  • Mega Man Legends 2 (PS1)
  • Mega Man Legends 3 (3DS) (cancelled)

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Trivia

  • Megaman is known as Rockman in Japan
  • The first few NES games are infamous for it's bad box art (You can see Mega Man 1's box art here).
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  • the voice acting in Mega Man 8 and Mega Man X4 is known for being very bad and has spawned several memes. Some examples are "Doctah Wahwee" and "WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOOOOOOOR"
  • Doctah Wahwee is a meme that spawned from the infamous voice acting of Mega Man 8. Whenever the voice actor of Dr. Light, Jack Evans, attempts to say "Dr. Wily," it ends up coming out like "Doctah Wahwee" instead. Throughout the entire scene that the Doctah Wahwee phrase appears, there are numerous other pronouncing errors, such as "W-Mega Man", "enahgee wesouwces", "we mus wecuvah all da enahgee immedotly", "nevah seen dese on ewuth", and more.
  • There is a Miiverse meme known as Maga Man, which is a parody of the character MegaMan.

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