Mega Man Dies at the End

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Mega Man Dies At The End is a parody series of Mega Man made by Lowbrow Studios, who is known for making Sonic for Hire. The series has a similar premise to Sonic For Hire, as Mega Man visits various video games. He's also washed up as well, but its for a different reason other than screwing around with money. He has been trying to find Roll (His sister), and after defeating Dr. Wily fifteen years ago, he started slowly disappearing and moving to the countryside with his Robot Dog Rush. In the present, a mysterious robot who turns out to be Roll in disguise wanting to give Mega Man revenge visits Mega Man and tells him that "he's up for one last job" and that they know information about Roll, along with offering him a huge reward. The "mysterious man" turns out to have Guts Man work for him too, who serves as Mega Man's guide for the missions. Guts Man tells him to get powerups that will help him with a really big job, which ends up breaking Dr. Wily from jail and forcing Mega Man and the evil doctor to be fugitives. Guts Man has to join them too. It is ultimately revealed that Mega Man was tricked by the mysterious robot and Roll ultimately died. However, another twist was revealed that Roll was ultimately the mysterious robot who baited Mega Man to free Wily so she could kill the both of them at once, before ultimately being foiled by her brother. A second season is in the works.

Unlike Sonic for Hire, this series is continuous and Mega Man doesn't screw up his jobs.

Tropes used in Mega Man Dies at the End include:

  • Air Vent Passageway: Mega Man goes through an air vent in "The Big Job" making a lot of noise. The guards do not notice.
  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The setting of "The Fugitives.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Mega Man, first episode.
  • Big Bad: The mysterious robot who set Mega Man up in the first episode by telling him that they knew where Roll was. Turns out that mysterious robot was Roll all along, who wanted her revenge on Mega Man and Dr. Wily.
  • Big Brother Bully: Mega Man
  • Brick Joke: In Episode 1, Mega Man aimed a gun at the mysterious robot, asking him to give him the cash reward. In Episode 2, the bartender aims a gun at Mega Man, telling him to pay an obnoxiously huge fee.
  • Continuity Nod: The Bomberman in this series is a bad guy. His brother from Sonic for Hire though is a good guy, which is even referenced when Bad Bomberman dies, saying that he'll be able to go to the great taco stand in Heaven.
  • Crossover: he meets Battletoads, Balloon Fighter, Samus, and Bomberman. The Bomberman he encounters is the brother of the Bomberman from Sonic for Hire.
    • In one episode, Sonic and Gilius Thunderhead appear as part of a story arc continuation from their series. They escape from the same prison facility. Wily uses them as a distraction, saying that Gilius is having gay sex with Sonic.
    • One episode of Sonic for Hire was actually about Mega Man and Sonic meeting up with each other. The crew accidentally foil Sonic's attempt of robbing a gas station because Guts Man caused the gas station to explode.
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to the original games, very much so. Compared to Sonic for Hire as well. At the same time, it's not as foul-mouthed as Sonic for Hire.
  • Roll was Dead All Along. It turns out that she wasn't and she turned out to be the mysterious robot.
  • Down the Drain: Mega Man, Gutsman, and Dr Wily escape the prison via sewer.
  • Enemy Mine: As of episode 9, Mega Man and Wily have to work together to get to safety. They also work together to find out who set Mega Man up. The one who set Mega Man up was none other than Roll..
    • Depending on whether or not One considers Guts Man a good or bad guy in the games, him too.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The title card...and what supposedly happens to Mega Man at the end.
  • Expy: Bomberman's voice and personality are based on the Joker in The Dark Knight.
    • In fact, at the beginning of "Men Who Have Bombs", he even has the similar lips, but that's because he was drinking Kool-Aid.
  • Foreshadowing: Listen to Wily when the Killbot in "The Showdown" appears. He says "Holy Shazazakaisa (However that's pronounced) ... roll ... um ... like the bread." Roll is the pilot of the Killbot
  • Great Escape: Mega Man breaks Wily out of prison.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: One of the prison guards has a voice that sounds extremely similar to Earthworm Jim's.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Mega Man treating Roll like crap.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Guts Man.
    • Bomb Man has shades of this.
  • I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Mega Man is on the receiving end of two of these
  • Jerkass: Guts Man. He usually bails out on Mega Man whenever he does something, saying that he has "priors".
    • Although Mega Man wasn't shown to be one throughout the season, it is shown that he was a huge one towards Roll, who in turn became the villain of Season 1.
  • Machinima
  • My Name Is Not Durwood: Mega Man always called Samus 'Cindy'. She never really corrected him on this, however...
  • Name's the Same: Mega Man confuses Bomberman with Bomb Man, a character from Mega Man 1.
    • Even funnier if you think about it because in Japan, they both have the same exact name.
  • "On the Next...": Every single episode ends with these, showing a clip of what's going to happen the following week. However, "The Big Job" had a completely fake one.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Megaman provides these a couple of times with puns:
    • Against Balloon Fighter: "Do you want to know what my favorite season is? Fall!"
    • Against the Battle Toads: "You're Toadst!"
    • Against Samus: "Knife to meet you!"
    • Against the Masked Figure/Roll: "Are you ready to Rock?"
  • Post Mortem One Liner
    • Against Bomberman: "Like my diarrhea, that was pretty... EXPLOSIVE."
    • Against the Masked Figure/Roll, despite not being dead: "It never pays to get stoned on the job."
  • Prison Rape: Subverted when Dr. Wily complains about the showers in the prison... because they've only got bar soap, and it dries his skin. Double subverted when he reveals that he also gets raped.
  • Running Gag: Bomberman's affinity for the metric system. It culminates when he threatens to blow up Mega Man if he moves "2.5 centimetres".
    • Guts Man ditching Mega Man and Wily later on whenever he says that he has prior convictions, usually when he feels like he's broken the law or maimed/killed somebody. His appearance in Sonic for Hire shows him blowing up a gas station!
  • Shout-Out: Oh so many. Top Gun, The Dark Knight, Sonic for Hire and such are just a few examples.
  • Spoiler Title: Mega Man Dies at the End
    • He kinda does at the Season Finale.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Sonic for Hire. A character from an old series travels through other games doing odd jobs for various reasons. While its Mega Man has a very different attitude than Sonic, that is one of the few non-aesthetic differences.
  • The Hero Dies: Mega Man dies ... at the end.
    • Turns out he does die at the end, although Word of God says that there's another season in the works.
    • Trailers Always Spoil: The title itself says that he does.
  • What Do You Mean It's Not Heinous?: Of Bomberman's many evil deeds, the one that seems to upset the other characters the most is the fact that he uses the metric system.
  • Word of God: According to Low Brow Studios, Dr. Wily did survive in "The Battle: Part 2" (The Season 2 Finale of Sonic for Hire, where Mario summoned a bunch of villains, including Wily to go after Sonic. Almost all of them got killed though) but he had "one hell of a head injury".
    • As for Sonic for Hire, they too have a Facebook Page with some of the posts being typed as if Mega Man was saying them. It's not updated as often as its sister series though.