Monday, May 15th, 2000 #45
The Author as Mega Man I Hate It When That Happens
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The irony here isn't that the audience missed an important plot point because the Author was too busy focusing the comic on himself, it's that the important plot point was perhaps the most important plot point in the entire history of the Megaman video game series, since it was the argument that led to Dr. Wily stealing Dr. Light's robots and using them to take over the world, which would lead to all of the Megaman and Megaman X video games. You'd think if there was one plot point the Author shouldn't miss out on, it would be that one.

I suppose it should be noted, however, that in the Capcom canon, the change in Dr. Wily's behavior was due to a lab accident. Originally he was apparently as good-natured as Dr. Light, and they were truly friends and equals, but his personality took a turn for the worse after a lab accident made him go crazy. That insanity is then what really led him to steal the robots and try to take over the world.

Hmm... you know, a storyline in which a character goes back in time and ultimately causes Dr. Wily to turn evil would have made for an interesting time loop.
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