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Dr. Thomas Light[edit]

Dr. Thomas Light, master robot engineer, (C) Capcom, Inc.
  • Also Known As: Dr. Wright and Dr. Right
  • Born: Circa 1958
  • Died: Circa 2040
  • Strength: Light is a good-natured person.
  • Weakness: He is easily tricked.
  • Likes: The Internet.
  • Dislikes: Fighting/Violence.

Dr. Thomas Light was born circa-1958, and when he grew older he went off to school to study electronics and computer technology, a field which was beginning to really take off at the close of the twentieth century. It was in college that he met his friend and future colleague Albert Wily, and once the two graduated with their doctorate degrees, they went into research together, eventually forming what came to be known as Light Labs. Light Labs began to study computer and robotic technology in the 1990s, and by the early 2000s they released the first of a series of robotic creations on the world.

Light Labs logo from Wily and Right's Rockboard: That's Paradise, (C) 1993 Capcom, Inc.

Still, Dr. Light and his partner knew that much more was possible, and so over the next couple years they worked on what they called Proto Man, a modified version of the Sniper Joe police robot, but with a far more advanced artificial intelligence system. However, when Proto Man went awol in 2005, the two set their sights on developing a pair of robots named Rock and Roll, as well as a series of industrial robots to help mankind.

It was for this incredible research that Dr. Light received the 2007 Nobel Prize (for his creation of the Robot Masters). However, this caused much jealousy from his colleague, who felt that he should share in the triumph. Thus, that, shared with Light's winning of the LIT Manual Design Contest caused Wily to revolt in December of 2008.

Light would reluctantly convert his lab assistant, Rock, into the fighting robot that became known as Mega Man. Would this be the fate of his new creations? Would violence be the destiny of both human and robot kind? Light desired peace, but he knew that Rock had to stop Wily before it was too late. [3]

Dr. Albert W. Wily[edit]

Dr. Albert W. Wily, Light and Rock's rival, (C) Capcom, Inc.
  • Born: Circa 1958
  • Died: Circa 2040
  • Strength: Wily is a genius (especially as a scientist)
  • Weakness: He never gives up
  • Likes: Taking over the world
  • Dislikes: Admitting defeat

Albert W. Wily was born circa 1958 and would later attend the same university as Thomas Light. The two studied electrical systems together, and upon graduating would become colleagues and later found Light Labs by the 1990s. Wily was a brilliant partner to Dr. Light and the two work vigorously at the close to the twentieth century and into the early-2000s on a project to build robots that would help mankind. Early models, like the Sniper Joe police units proved successful, so the two would go on to build humanoid robots with more advanced A.I. units. Although Proto Man would go awol in 2005, the Rock and Roll project the following year proved to be a huge success, so the two worked hard to continue and build a series of industrial units to help in the world's labor force.

Wily felt a sense of pride in his work. As such, it came as a huge blow to him when, the following year, Dr. Light received the 2007 Nobel Prize for the Design of the Robot Masters. Wily felt like he should have shared in the accomplishment since he, too, designed every one of them. Light also won the LIT Manual Design Contest, and that proved to be the final straw.

Dr. Wily's signature logo, (C) Capcom, Inc.

Wily reprogrammed all of the industrial units and every robot that he could get his hands on in Light Labs one night in December of 2008, but he failed to get past the programming within Rock and Roll's A.I. However, he didn't see any use for a lab assistant and a housekeeper and figured that his army was massive enough. With that, the former colleague of Thomas Light left and built his own lab/fortress and made his intentions clear to the world- a new era of technology had been born (one under his rule!).

Was the world ready to deal with Dr. Wily's powerful new army yet? Would the former lab assistant robot, now converted into a fighting machine known as Mega Man, be able to stop him with no outside help? [3]

  • Note: Wily's age is mentioned in the Japanese Rockman & Forte (Super Famicom, 1998) manual as being 57. The game takes place circa 2015, and thus his birthyear is extrapolated to be circa 1958. Light and Wily are roughly the same age, so Light is estimated to be born around the same year. 2040 has been accepted as an estimated death year because by that year they would have been 82-years-old.

Mega Man[edit]

Mega Man from Mega Man: Powered Up!, (C) 2006 Capcom, Inc.
  • Also Known As: Rockman
  • Original Name: Rock
  • Serial Number: DRN. 001/DLN. 001
  • Year of Creation: 2006
  • Height: 132 cm (4'4")
  • Weight: 105 kg (230 lbs)
  • Installed Capacity: 1500ps/1200rpm
  • Torque Capacity: 220kg-m/8500rpm
  • A.I. Fixed Age: 10 years
  • Strength: Rock possesses a strong sense of justice.
  • Weakness: He can sometimes be a little careless.
  • Likes: Animals.
  • Dislikes: Anything that disturbs peace.

"Rock" was the brainchild of doctors Thomas Light and Albert W. Wily, built after their first creation, Proto Man, went awol during its A.I. testing. Rock was built with a sister robot, Roll, and was designed to be a lab assistant who would work with the two scientists and help them with their day-to-day tasks in the lab. Light and Wily put a lot into their new creation, building it with the most advanced A.I. that they could come up with at the time (advanced in that it was very human-like, although they wanted it to behave like a child), but they were careful to adhere to Isaac Asimov's laws of robotics (especially that a robot will never harm a human being).

Things went well with the new project until, two years later, Dr. Wily reprogrammed all of the industrial robots in the lab and took all of the other robots that he could get his hands on and fled to wreak havoc on the world. He did, however, fail to get past the encryption in Rock and Roll's brains, but Wily didn't see any use for a lab assistant and housekeeper.

However, Dr. Light knew that the police forces and armies of the world would not be ready to face the new threat that Wily's powerful robot army now possed, but he wasn't sure what to do. It was Rock, who possessed a strong sense of justice, who volunteered to be converted into a fighting robot. He was equipped with a Plasma Cannon that had variable weapon capability and strong titanium armor and set out to take on his former friends.

Rock, who quickly became known as Mega Man, faced a powerful force unlike any the world had ever seen. Would he be able to stop the evil madman before it was too late?

Types[edit]

Mega Man
  • Weapon: Mega Buster

The main hero of the game, and the only one available from the start. He has the same capabilities as in the original NES game, starting out with only his Mega Buster, which fires tiny yellow pellets. You can only have three pellets on-screen at a time. He is the only character who gains a new weapon by defeating a Robot Master.

Mega Man S
  • How to unlock: Beat every level on Easy mode as Mega Man.

This is Mega Man with the Slide ability first introduced in Mega Man 3. Hold Down dpad and press the Jump button to slide through small passages or under enemy fire.

Mega Man C
  • How to unlock: Beat every level on Normal mode as Mega Man.

This is Mega Man with both the Slide and the ability to charge his Mega Buster, first introduced in Mega Man 4. Hold the Fire button to charge up, then release it to fire a charged shot. Charged shots are much more powerful than Mega Man's normal shots, and can break through enemy defenses.

Mega
  • Weapon: Mega Kick
  • How to unlock: Beat every level on Hard mode as Mega Man.

This is Mega Man with no armor, no Slide, and no weapons, not even the Mega Buster. He can only attack by kicking his enemies.

Roll[edit]

Roll, Rock's "sister", (C) 2006 Capcom, Inc.
  • Serial Number: DRN. 002/DLN. 002
  • Year of Creation: 2006
  • Strength: Roll takes good care of everyone.
  • Weakness: She's a scaredy-cat.
  • Likes: Cooking and cleaning.
  • Dislikes: Cockroaches.
  • Weapon: Roll Swing
  • How to unlock: Download her using the game's online mode.

Roll was designed as the sister robot for Rock after the failure of the prototype humanoid robot known as Proto Man. Light and Wily believed that if they created two robots, their independence would be overshadowed by the bond that the two of them would share for each other. Moreover, they were both designed with child-like minds, being the children of-sorts that Light never had.

Roll was designed to serve as a housekeeper to help out in the Light household and to assist whenever needed. Once Rock was converted into Mega Man, she provided excellent moral support while he was away trying to bring Dr. Wily to justice.

Roll's only weapon is a broom, which she swings like a club. She can perform a double-swing combo if you press the fire button twice while on the ground. You can download a variety of alternate costumes for her; some of these costumes give her a different weapon, but they all still work the same way. None of her costumes change her gameplay in any way.