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An illustration of the starring characters in the various series. From left to right: Zero, MegaMan Trigger, MegaMan.EXE, Mega Man, Grey in Model A, Ashe in Model A, Geo Stelar with Omega-Xis, Vent/Aile in Model ZX, and Mega Man X.
An illustration of the starring characters in the various series. From left to right: Zero, MegaMan Trigger, MegaMan.EXE, Mega Man, Grey in Model A, Ashe in Model A, Geo Stelar with Omega-Xis, Vent/Aile in Model ZX, and Mega Man X.

Mega Man, known as Rockman (ロックマン Rokkuman?) in Japan, is a series of video games from Capcom, usually starring the character Mega Man. There are well over 50 Capcom releases bearing the Mega Man name, easily making it Capcom's largest franchise.[1] The Mega Man games began in 1987 with the first Mega Man game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This series is known as the Mega Man Classic series, and has spawned several other series. These are the major Mega Man series, including year they began: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 640 pixel, file size: 479 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)An official 20th anniversary wallpaper released by Capcom of Japan on their official Mega Man website. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 640 pixel, file size: 479 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)An official 20th anniversary wallpaper released by Capcom of Japan on their official Mega Man website. ... Zero ) is a video game character and one of the three protagonists in the Mega Man X series and protagonist of the Mega Man Zero series of video games. ... MegaMan Trigger (MegaMan Volnutt to his adoptive family) is the main character and protagonist of the Mega Man Legends franchise. ... MegaMan. ... Mega Man, known as Rock Man ) in Japan, is a video game character created by Keiji Inafune and is the title character of what has been referred to as the Classic Mega Man series developed by Capcom since 1987. ... This is a list of characters appearing in the video games Mega Man ZX and Mega Man ZX Advent. ... This is a list of characters appearing in the video games Mega Man ZX and Mega Man ZX Advent. ... The following is a list of characters from the Mega Man Star Force video game and its anime and manga equivalents. ... This is a list of characters appearing in the video games Mega Man ZX and Mega Man ZX Advent. ... Mega Man X, or Rockman X ) in the games original Japanese, usually abbreviated to simply X, is the main character of Capcoms Mega Man X video game series. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... For the original NASA meaning, see capsule communicator. ... Mega Man, known as Rock Man ) in Japan, is a video game character created by Keiji Inafune and is the title character of what has been referred to as the Classic Mega Man series developed by Capcom since 1987. ...

  • Mega Man (Rockman) (1987)
  • Mega Man X (Rockman X) (1993)
  • Mega Man Legends (Rockman DASH) (1997)
  • Mega Man Battle Network (Rockman EXE) (2001)
  • Mega Man Zero (Rockman Zero) (2002)
  • Mega Man ZX (Rockman ZX) (2006)
  • Mega Man Star Force (Ryūsei no Rockman, lit. "Shooting Star Rockman") (2006)

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Series Overview

Mega Man among various characters from the Mega Man X, Mega Man Legends, and classic Mega Man series.
Mega Man among various characters from the Mega Man X, Mega Man Legends, and classic Mega Man series.

In the fictional universe of Mega Man, the classic Mega Man series consists of 8 main titles including the original game, as well as all Game Boy and PC titles featuring the original design of MegaMan/Rockman. The classic series is considered to be the origin of the story, with Mega Man being the first installment, and continuing with the direct sequels Mega Man 2-8 and finally the Mega Man and Bass games. There are also spinoff titles that do not relate to the series' storyline. The continuity of the Game Boy games' plots, as they relate to the main storyline, has never been confirmed officially, but theories on the matter have been well documented [13]. Although the classic series has yet to reach an ending, the storyline shifts to the Mega Man X series, followed by Mega Man Zero and finally Mega Man ZX. The Mega Man Legends has an uncertain position within the continuity. Some claim that Mega Man Legends takes place thousands of years after the events of Mega Man ZX. Mega Man Battle Network exists as an alternate universe or timeline.[citation needed] Mega Man Star Force follows the Battle Network series. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (592x892, 673 KB)From Capcom Design Works, scanned by the Digital Preservation Group. An illustration by Hideki of several Mega Man characters from the various incarnation of the series. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (592x892, 673 KB)From Capcom Design Works, scanned by the Digital Preservation Group. An illustration by Hideki of several Mega Man characters from the various incarnation of the series. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... The Mega Man X (Rockman X in Japan) series was the second Mega Man franchise released by Capcom. ... The Mega Man Zero , Rockman Zero) series is the fifth series in Capcoms Mega Man video game franchise, created by Keiji Inafune[1]. Consisting of four games developed for the Game Boy Advance by Inti Creates, the series began with the release of Mega Man Zero in 2002. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The Mega Man Battle Network series is one of Capcoms Mega Man series and debuted in 2001 on the Game Boy Advance. ... For the anime and manga series of the same name, see Mega Man Star Force (anime). ...


Games and Animation

Mega Man firing his Mega Buster while in Shadow Man's stage from Mega Man 3 (NES).
Main article: Mega Man (character)

The character Mega Man was created in 1987 by Keiji Inafune[2] at Capcom of Japan as the protagonist in a new style of platform game. Mega Man, in Shadow Mans stage, Mega Man 3, on the NES. Taken via emulator (FCEUltra). ... Mega Man, in Shadow Mans stage, Mega Man 3, on the NES. Taken via emulator (FCEUltra). ... Mega Mans primary weapon in the Mega Man video game series. ... Mega Man, known as Rock Man ) in Japan, is a video game character created by Keiji Inafune and is the title character of what has been referred to as the Classic Mega Man series developed by Capcom since 1987. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Keiji Inafune Keiji Inafune , born 8 May 1965) is the character designer of Mega Man and producer of Onimusha and Dead Rising video game series and designs characters for many other Capcom games, and is the head of the Capcom Production Studio 2. ... A simple platform sequence from the game Wonder Boy Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles. ...


In the story behind the original series, Mega (Rock) is a robot created as a lab assistant by the scientist Dr. Thomas Light; following treachery by Dr. Wily, Mega was converted into a fighting robot to defend the world from Wily's violent robotic threats. Thus he becomes Mega Man (Rockman in the Japanese original). For other uses, see robot (disambiguation). ... Name trivia Right Labs logo from the Famicom game RockBoard. ...


Though all Mega Man games feature unique stories, settings, and characters, they nevertheless share several common features that have made the series one of the most consistent in video game history. Until 1997, all Mega Man games were side scrolling, with 2D maze-like levels. The character controlled by the player was Mega Man himself, who had to fight through these levels using the Mega Buster (so named in Mega Man 4), a cannon attached to his arm, to shoot the robotic monsters that inhabited his environment. After defeating a Robot Master, the boss of a level, Mega Man would gain the ability to use that Robot Master's special weapon. Each robot master was themed after a specific element or object, for example "Fire Man," "Ice Man," "Stone Man," or "Napalm Man." The weapons Mega Man gained, in turn would share the theme of whomever it was he had just defeated. Levels can generally be completed in any order, and as a result determining the best strategic use of different weapons in different levels is one of the hallmarks of the series. Each new Mega Man game would contain new enemies, as well as familiar ones, new bosses (and thus weapons), and new gadgets. Enemies would have at least one weakness from certain weapons: for example, Ice Man's weapon is powerful against Fire Man. This creates a preferred order of stage completion. After all eight bosses are defeated, Mega Man travels to Wily's castle, and after fighting past clones of the eight bosses, confronts Wily, usually in his flying saucer. ... Not to be confused with Robot Master (Transformers). ... Flag Ship from the video game Gorf In video games, a boss (sometimes called a guardian) is a particularly large or difficult computer-controlled character that must be defeated at the end of a segment of a game, whether it be for a level, an episode, or the very end...


The classic series was the source material for two animated television series both apatly named "Mega Man" and featuring the heroes, villains, and themes of the games. The first show was a three- part OVA called "Mega Man: Upon a Star" developed in Japan, the other simply called "Mega Man," was developed specifically for North American audiences by animation studio Ruby Spears.


The original Mega Man has spawned a number of spin-off titles that have appeared since the launch of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

  • Keiji Inafune, wanting to give a new face to the popular character, created the Mega Man X series in 1993. Set in the future, this series follows the story of Mega Man's successor, Mega Man X, an upgraded model with increased offensive and movement capabilities. This character, often referred to as simply "X," is a further creation of Dr. Light put into suspended animation and uncovered 100 years in the future by a researcher named Dr. Cain. The Mega Man X series was marketed at a new generation of video game players with an action twist to the original series' usually playful antics. In the Mega Man X series, the characters grow in abilities and power as the game progresses.
  • Beginning on the Sony PlayStation in 1997, a 3D action game series called Mega Man Legends was created to take advantage of the then-new console's advanced graphics hardware. This series, which is in the same world as the other games (though thousands of years in the future), takes place in a time when the world is covered by immense bodies of water, marked by a re-occurrence of several major characters from the original series in different situations. The hero, Megaman (Rock Volnutt), is a relic hunter called a "Digger" who scavenges various ruins laden throughout the world in search of refractor shards that can be mined as power sources and traded as currency. Mega Man Legends brings the gameplay into 3D and is an action adventure with role-playing game elements.
  • Mega Man Battle Network, a series on the Gameboy Advance and Nintendo Gamecube, began in 2001 as a way for the Mega Man games to branch out into the growing role-playing game market, as well as to celebrate Mega Man's 15th anniversary. Modeled after the popular monster battling franchises prevalent in Japanese media, this series features a character called Mega Man.EXE, a "NetNavi" who acts as a virtual pet to Lan Hikari, a school child and would-be hero who uses his friend to help battle computer virus and other Internet-based threats. This game does not belong to the original series timeline. A resulting anime series Mega Man NT Warrior, was also produced.
  • In 2002, a follow-up series to the Mega Man X franchise was developed for the Game Boy Advance which starred Zero, a character from the previous games. Though called Mega Man Zero, a character named "Mega Man" is not actually playable, though it does take place within the same world as the previous Mega Man games. The series revolved around the battles Zero must have against a powerful human-supremacy force as he protects the oppressed remains of reploids. In the Mega Man Zero series weapons are no longer copied, but abilities and enhancements can be collected throughout the levels.
  • Mega Man ZX, which began in 2006 is placed in the future, 200 years after the Zero series. This is the first Mega Man game where the main protagonists are of different genders; Vent and Aile. This game resolves around the fight of Vent and Aile to help the Guardians, a group that fight against the Mavericks, to stop the plans of Serpent, using the power of the Biometals, that have the info of the legendary heroes X and Zero. This is also the first game of the original time line where the main character is a human.
  • A new series, Mega Man Star Force (流星のロックマン Ryusei no Rockman?, Rockman of the Shooting Star) was released on the Nintendo DS on December 14th, 2006, and released in North America on August 8, 2007. The first game's launch commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Mega Man franchise. An anime based on this series began airing on TV Tokyo in October 2006, and aired in North America in August on Toonami Jetstream.

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Timeline

The timeline for the series and its spinoffs is somewhat complicated. According to Rockman Perfect Memories, an official Capcom sourcebook only available in Japan:

It has been argued that Mega Man (the first game) takes place in 2008, Mega Man 2 takes place in 2009, and all games from Mega Man 3 and after take place from 2010 and beyond. This argument has been based on the Rockman Perfect Memories source book's reference to Dr. Light's reception of the Nobel Prize in 2007. However, the rest of this is based on logical reasoning and is as-of-yet unconfirmed by Capcom.[3][4]
  • Mega Man X begins at the 22nd century of 21XX.
  • Mega Man Zero is the continuation of the X series, set approximately one hundred years after the X series ends.
  • Mega Man ZX is set approximately 200 years after the Zero series.
  • Mega Man Legends takes place several thousand years after ZX but the exact time is also unknown.
It has been said that the Mega Man Legends series takes place in the year 8XXX (the ninth millennium A.D.), since the DASH in Rockman DASH stands for "Digouter Adventure Story in the Halcyon Days."[5][6]

Mega Man Battle Network is not included in this timeline as it is set in an alternate universe where computer technology flourished instead of robotics.[7] The Mega Man Star Force series is explicitly stated to take place 200 years after Battle Network (and is thus set in the year 220X). Therefore, it also takes place in the parallel universe. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the first decade of the 21st century. ... Mega Man firing his weapon while in Shadow Mans stage from Mega Man 3 (NES). ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Famicom game. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mega Man 3, known as Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!? , lit. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Name trivia Right Labs logo from the Famicom game RockBoard. ... The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The three methods for logical reasoning, deduction, induction, and abduction can be explained in the following way (taken from [1]): Given α, β, and the rule R1 : α ∴ β Deduction is using the rule and its preconditions to make a conclusion (α ∧ R1 ⇒ β). Induction is learning... For the original NASA meaning, see capsule communicator. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 22nd century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 2101–2200 of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mega Man Zero , Rockman Zero) series is the fifth series in Capcoms Mega Man video game franchise, created by Keiji Inafune[1]. Consisting of four games developed for the Game Boy Advance by Inti Creates, the series began with the release of Mega Man Zero in 2002. ... The Mega Man ZX , Rockman ZX) series is the sixth series in Capcoms Mega Man video games franchise, created by Keiji Inafune. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Mega Man Legends may refer to: Mega Man Legends series, a Mega Man series speculated to occur after Mega Man ZX Mega Man Legends (video game), the first game in the series Category: ... The 9th millennium is a period of time which will begin on January 1, 8001 and will end on December 31, 9000. ... The Mega Man Legends series was the third Mega Man franchise which debuted in December 18, 1997 in Japan and September, 1998 in North America on the PlayStation. ... The MegaMan Battle Network series is one of Capcoms Mega Man series and debuted in 2001 on the Game Boy Advance. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... For the anime and manga series of the same name, see Mega Man Star Force (anime). ...


Mega Man in other media

Television appearances

Further information: Mega Man (TV series)MegaMan NT Warrior, Mega Man Star Force (anime), and Captain N

Mega Man was a animated television series co-produced between Japan & American and is based loosely on the game series by the same name. ... MegaMan NT Warrior , RockMan. ... Mega Man Star Force , Ryūsei no Rockman (lit. ... Captain N: The Game Master is an animated cartoon series that aired on U.S. and United Kingdom television from 1989 to 1992. ...

Comics and manga

Mega Man has also been featured in many comics and manga in Japan. The Rockman Megamix series was produced by Hitoshi Ariga who later went on to provide character designs and artwork for official Capcom releases including the Super Famicom game Rockman & Forte (Mega Man and Bass in the US), as well as illustrating the manga version of The Big O. In addition, Dreamwave Productions and Magnum Press made its own comic books based on the Mega Man Classic game series (although the books from Magnum Press are only found in Brazil and ended quite abruptly). The Dreamwave Mega Man series lasted only four issues, the final one ending very abruptly with plot-threads from the first three dropped completely, though it included a short story promising a Mega Man X follow-up that never materialized. This was one of several Dreamwave Capcom comics that were cut short or simply never made it to issue #1, including Maximo, DarkStalkers and Rival Schools. With the bankruptcy of Dreamwave, the comic rights to Mega Man appear to be, as of early 2006, in a legal limbo. This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... For the original NASA meaning, see capsule communicator. ... This article should be merged with Super Nintendo Entertainment System The Super Famicom design differed from that of the American SNES, though the controllers are almost the same. ... Original run October 13, 1999 – January 19, 2000 No. ... Dreamwave Productions was a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Maximo may refer to: Maximo Gomez, military commander of Cuban independence campaign. ... Darkstalkers, known in Japan and Asia as Vampire ), is a series of 2D fighting games produced by Capcom during the late 1990s for the CPS-2 hardware. ... This article is about the video game series. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Each series (and usually, each individual game) has a licensed manga that follows its storyline. The manga of Rockman EXE, which was written by Ryo Takamisaki, is one of the few Mega Man manga available in English; it is known as Mega Man NT Warrior [8] in North America. Official manga series also exist for X, Zero, ZX, and Ryusei. There are also countless fan doujinshi for every series. This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... Ryo Takamisaki (鷹岬 涼 Takamisaki Ryō, born August 14, 1963) is a manga-ka. ... MegaMan NT Warrior, known as Rockman EXE (Rokkuman EGEZE) in the original Japanese, is an anime and manga series about the Mega Man Battle Network/RockMan EXE series. ... Dōjinshi (; also romanized as doujinshi) are self-published Japanese works, including but not limited to comic books (manga), novels, fan guides, art collections, and games. ...


There are also many webcomics based on the Mega Man series, the (debatably) first being Bob and George, which is mostly a parody of the series. Bob and George was a sprite-based webcomic which parodies the fictional universe of Mega Man. ...


Music

Ascertaining the identity of videogame composers, especially prior to the fifth generation of consoles, can be difficult, as the composers were often uncredited or credited under a pseudonym. NesDev gives the following musical credits (extracted from ROM images for the Classic series)[9]: In the history of computer and video games, the 32-bit / 64-bit /3D era was the fifth generation of video game consoles. ... A pseudonym (Greek: , pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons legal name. ... A ROM image, or simply ROM, is a computer file which contains a copy of the data from a read-only memory chip, often from a video game cartridge, a computers firmware, or from an arcade games main board. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

  • Mega Man: C. Manami & Yuukichan's Papa
  • Mega Man 2: Manami, Ogeretsu, Ietel, and Yuukichan's Papa
  • Mega Man 3: "BUNBUN"
  • Mega Man 4: "OJALIN" & Bun Bun
  • Mega Man 5: Mari
  • Mega Man 6: Yuko Kadota

The following credits were taken directly from the game credits:

  • Mega Man 7: T."ANIE".N, YUK, KRSK, V-TOMOZOH, KAN, APPLE Z, MORE RICH, NARINARI, IPPO

Criticism

Capcom's handling of the Mega Man franchise has been criticized at various times. Many have accused Capcom of milking the series with continuous releases of spin-offs and side-series, a charge that has also been leveled against most of Capcom's other franchises, including Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Viewtiful Joe.[citation needed] Many also think that the over-all quality of the games has suffered due to Capcom's insistence to continue the series when the original development teams have already moved on.[citation needed] Many cite Mega Man 6 which was released when Keiji Inafune's team had already moved on to the X series.[citation needed] Also, Mega Man X6 was released after Inafune had moved on to work on the Zero series even though he intended to end the X series in Mega Man X5. To add heat to the fire, many fans considered X6 to be the worst in the series, though notably the overall quality of the X series did pick up after the release of X7 (but has been criticized for other reasons).[citation needed] For the original NASA meaning, see capsule communicator. ... “Street Fighter” redirects here. ... Resident Evil (known in Japan as Biohazard )) is a media franchise consisting of a survival horror video games series, comic books, novelizations, three Hollywood motion pictures, and a variety of collectibles, including action figures, strategy guides and publications. ... Viewtiful Joe is a video game developed by Capcoms Capcom Production Studio 4 design team Team Viewtiful. The other games in the series, including the PS2 port of the first game, have been made by Clover Studio. ...


Capcom has also been criticised for its abandoning of the Legends series. Only three titles (the original, a prequel, and a sequel) were released in 1997-2000, after which Legends was largely forgotten. Fans were irritated particularly since Legends was the first game in the Mega Man franchise to be released in 3D.[citation needed] Since the release of the second title Legends, characters have only made cameos in other currently running series and the only releases have been the Nintendo 64, PSP and PC ports of the first game. Capcom has never given an official reason for the discontinuation of the Legends series, but one factor may have been the success of the X series on the PlayStation, which may have motivated the company to concentrate on that instead.[citation needed] In a recent interview with Inafune, he expressed interest in making a sequel. However, he said it would require approximately $15 million to create a Mega Man (Legends) title for next generation consoles.[10] Mega Man Legends promotional artwork The Mega Man Legends series (known as Rock Man DASH ) in Japan; DASH being an acronym for Digouters Adventure Story in Halcyon Days}}, was the third Mega Man franchise which debuted on December 18, 1997 in Japan in and September of 1998 in North... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... A stylised illustration of a modern personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ...


One huge gripe is the handling of the franchise outside of Japan. Many fans complain that Capcom converts the titles horribly to the North American market with unnecessary name changes, shoddy and inconsistent translations, generally making the games more "kid-friendly" (as with the removal of 'blood' splashes in Mega Man Zero titles), and in recent times, even the removal of certain gameplay elements (most evident in Mega Man Battle Network 6).[citation needed] Furthermore, the European versions of the games often criticized for low-quality box artwork and even redone logos (despite the titles sharing the North American versions' names).[11] Mega Man Battle Network 6 is the sixth and final installment of the Mega Man Battle Network series from Capcom. ...


One other ongoing gripe is between Capcom and European Mega Man fans who feel neglected particularly concerning the releases of the Mega Man and Mega Man X Anniversary Collections which, for reasons unknown, were made exclusive to the North American market.[12] European fans are also generally irritated by the lack of availability concerning Mega Man titles.[13]


See also

There are currently over 100 titles in the Mega Man series, according to Capcoms official sales data. ... MegaMan NT Warrior, known as Rockman EXE (Rokkuman EGEZE) in the original Japanese, is an anime and manga series about the Mega Man Battle Network/RockMan EXE series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Mega Man X (Rockman X in Japan) series was the second Mega Man franchise released by Capcom. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The Mega Man Battle Network series is one of Capcoms Mega Man series and debuted in 2001 on the Game Boy Advance. ... The Mega Man Zero , Rockman Zero) series is the fifth series in Capcoms Mega Man video game franchise, created by Keiji Inafune[1]. Consisting of four games developed for the Game Boy Advance by Inti Creates, the series began with the release of Mega Man Zero in 2002. ... The Mega Man ZX , Rockman ZX) series is the sixth series in Capcoms Mega Man video games franchise, created by Keiji Inafune. ... For the anime and manga series of the same name, see Mega Man Star Force (anime). ...

References

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  7. ^ (2002-12-20) Rockman Perfect Memories (ロックマンパーフェクトメモリーズ). ISBN 4575163546.  The Japanese language source book outlines the Classic, X, and Legends series and makes mention of the Battle Network and Zero series (which were fairly new at the time of the book's publication.) While the ZX and Star Force series were not yet conceived when the source book was published, Capcom explicitly states their placement in the timelines within the games themselves.
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Mega Man (series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3251 words)
In the story behind the original series, Mega (Rock) is a robot created as a lab assistant by the scientist Dr.
The timeline for the series and its spinoffs is somewhat complicated.
Mega Man's designer, Keiji Inafune, decided to name him Rockman based on rock and roll (hence, the reason his sister is named "Roll").
Mega Man (1532 words)
Mega Man is the hero in a series of video games made by Capcom for various Nintendo and other gaming consoles.
A later cartoon series was based completely on Mega Man and his friends and enemies, although they were distinctly different from their video game forms.
The series is set in the ambiguous year 20XX to avoid seeming dated; in Mega Man 2 this was given as 200X, but generally the transition is interpreted as a change in canon rather than an indication of time passing.
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