O C K M A N : T H E R O B O T W A R
A TALE OF ROCKMAN
written by Ben Roberts
Hi! Welcome to the Mega Man 1 Story page! I
have been searching eon's for a good story, and
almost came close to writing one myself...but I rarely
have the time to do that. Please remember that this
story is completely written by Maelgrim. He has
really done a fine job with the story and its plotline...which
is why I have chosen to have it displayed up at Sinister
Six.com! Thanks again Maelgrim for allowing
me to display this story on my page!
Cast of Characters
Doctor Thomas Xavier Light-benevolent
robot maker, creator of Rock and Roll
Doctor William Albert Wily-cousin and assistant
to Dr. Light; cynic
Rockman-android 001, assistant to Dr. Light,
champion against chaos
Roll-android 002, Rock's "female" counterpart,
assistant to Dr. Light
Jason/Cut Man-androbot 003, timber felling
Tim/Guts Man-androbot 004, wilderness
Gary/Ice Man-androbot 005, Antarctic exploration
Scott/Bomb Man-androbot 006, ground disruption
IRA/Fire Man-androbot 007, waste disposal
Edward/Elec Man-androbot 008, atomic energy
note: I did change the names from Maelgrim's original names...which he named the robots from ancient
gods. The readers didn't understand this however so
I decided to make it less confusing by Dr. Light giving
the robots our human names rather than the god names.
Be warned that this is the only thing I have
changed in the story.
Setting: 20XX A.D.
Dr. Light's lab--Neo Tokyo, Japan
Skull Castle--Andes Mountain Range in
Chile (South America)
Guts Man's Domain--Mining center in Nokaneng
Fire Man's Domain--Waste disposal center
in New Denver (North America)
Cut Man's Domain--Treeborg supply and
processing plant in Sydney (Australia)
Ice Man's Domain--Water purification center in
New Shirewick (Antarctica)
Bomb Man's Domain--Mining center in Chengdu,
New China (Asia)
Elecman's Domain--World Power Plant in Keliva,
Croatia (Central Europe)
Note: This story is based on the FamiCom game Rockman,
released by Capcom of Japan. It does not use
the Captain N cartoons as reference, and it doesn't
use the United States Mega Man cartoons as reference
either. Rockman is not portrayed as a "living machine"
in this story. He is an android, capable of thought,
emotions, and pain.
portrayal is not entirely consistent with the original
video game, as Rockman as actually supposed to be a
robot (and Rockman X is an android; all copies of him
are replica-androids, hence "repliroids"). However,
I felt it necessary to assign a somewhat more living
term to Rockman as the character he is portrayed as
in my own mind.
inconsistency, which will probably bother more people,
is that Rockman is actually supposed to be a little-boy
robot, with a voice that sounds suspiciously like it
is supplied by a four-year old girl.
I never imagined him as such when I played Megaman 2
for the very first time, and I don't intend to write
him that way. It's my story, dammit.
once read the American Mega Man 2 novelization,
and I can honestly say that I could have better spent
that half hour by trying to poke out my own eyes with
a banana. My story doesn't fit with that novelization,
but I can justify that by saying that this is a tale
of Rockman: not Megaman. I imagine the forces which
push a simple tool-user robot into the role as the guardian
of liberty and freedom as darker and more sinister than
as portrayed in many Megaman fan fiction stories.
and Dr. Light and Dr. Wily's real Japanese names are
Dr. Thomas Right and Dr. Albert W. Wily. I got confused.
those numerous disclaimers out of the way, I invite
you to enter to world of Tokyo 20XX, in which a world
war has left the ravaged planet vulnerable to the machinations
of a madman. In this darkness, a champion against chaos
is his tale.
Roberts / Mælgrim Cedaur
4: First Encounter
7: Ground Zero
8: Fire Storm
9: Wax Wings
11: Skull Castle
12: Last Encounter