Game Theory: How Mega Man DOOMED Humanity!

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I haven't talked about Mega Man in... wow! A very long time! Today Theorists, we are going to remedy that! When I think of Mega Man, I tend to think of the amazing gameplay rather than any deep, overarching story. That was an oversight on my part as the lore within the Mega Man universe is CRAZY! Did you know that Mega Man will bring about the end of all human life? No? Well put on your helmets, we're digging deep into this franchise!
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Epic Game Music
Epic Game Music Month ago
I've played like every Mega Man game and I never really thought about the plot as a whole until now. Mind blown!
captain rainbow
captain rainbow 3 days ago
@Mudkip cool!
Mudkip 3 days ago
@captain rainbow you were the 69th reply
captain rainbow
captain rainbow 3 days ago
Colt Lyles
Colt Lyles 4 days ago
Colt Lyles
Colt Lyles 4 days ago
Jaden Nguyen
Jaden Nguyen 2 hours ago
6:02 I don’t know how I saw this but the number is same as introspective’s sub count
Ultra Zombie
Ultra Zombie 2 hours ago
Dr wah-wee
JoelJames2 2 hours ago
MatPat: "Wily is innocent" Also MatPat: "Wily wins and all of humanity suffers for it"
christian ventez abadia
Problem with your theory and all megaman lore: At megaman X8 new reploids suppose to be inmune to virus and fight by their own will
Prince Asbel Archive
No one will watch this video! - FF to August 9th, 2020: 2,648,529 views. To compare, the two most recent videos for TLOU2, "Ellie Is NOT Immune!" & "Joel's Choice Meant Nothing!" have 1,749,862 views & 2,381,513. Mega Man beat them both. The moral is, not everything about 2020 is bad. ;)
Vince Edmarq Roque
Vince Edmarq Roque 7 hours ago
Dr. Wiley just bulk up ok
Ty Van Buskirk
Ty Van Buskirk 9 hours ago
Awesome theory! This makes me wonder though... in Mega man x Dr Cain excavates X in Dr. Light’s old abandoned lab. However that lab was in mega city. What happened to mega city? Did it all get buried? Did crud blow up? Though that is an interesting thought, here’s another one. In Dr. Cain’s journal, he says that X is a quantum leap ahead of the technology that the world uses today. The thing is... X is 100 years old. Not to mention, Dr. Light made high-end thinking and free will robots 100 years ago. And yet all this time humans have just been using robots to do tasks and... wait... Wily in his academy days... OMG! It seems that Wily’s plan of having robots be both extra speedy and strong while being under the control and order of humans actually ended up winning in favor of Dr. Light’s plan for the last 100 years. Dang Wily.
ItsAbs0 Gaming
ItsAbs0 Gaming 10 hours ago
How and where does the MegaMan Battle Network series fit in?
Chase Bolton
Chase Bolton Day ago
This sounds like metal sonic
But I love the mega man franchise
Mitzen Meezer
The only wrinkle in this is that he never mentions the one original content in the Gameboy Mega Man series--Mega Man V, with the Stardroids. Where he manipulates alien robots.
rdh288 Day ago
Yeah, this is pretty much cannon. Although it was the evil energy, not robotenza that became the maverick virus and there's no implication that it contained Wiley's consciousness.
some one good at fortnite
@rdh288 thanks for the read most people I find saying evil energy is the maverick virus only use dookieshed as a source and make up excuses.
rdh288 Day ago
@some one good at fortnite It's from the (sounds crazy, I know) timeline of the Mega Man universe on the Japanese website for the Mega Man Zero Collection. A virus made reploids go maverick before X was created. From a separate source, X was created in response to events in Mega Man 8, and was started before the Power Fighters, which probably is set before Mega Man 10. Of course, that promo website is gone now, so who knows how cannon it was. It's transcribed at megaman.fandom.com/wiki/Rockman_Zero_Collection_Timeline
some one good at fortnite
And there was actually no implication that evil energy is the maverick virus and it think that can't be the case because duo said himself he destroyed all the evil energy on earth.
Killian B
Killian B Day ago
Wiley's final solution, eh?
Mega kidicarus
1:23 Not to mention that there are multiple timeline splits, but, that might be best to note as a Film [Anime] Theory.
Jonah Thayer
Jonah Thayer 2 days ago
Gotta love that cheerful thumbnail
Barış Nalcı
Barış Nalcı 2 days ago
Psy duck looks like a god of the pokemons. Can you make video of dont truest psy duck... =)♨️♨️♨️♨️♨️♨️
Ash 236
Ash 236 2 days ago
I can't defeat airman
Mr tengumann crafter
Nice job mat you came to the same thought I did. :D
captain rainbow
captain rainbow 3 days ago
No offense but if this and your other megaman theory are true then wily winning wouldn't be bad
black link
black link 3 days ago
You could say that the virus was insurance that if zero was defeated the person who defeated him would just take his place
Metroplex 3 days ago
6:36 so Terminator
ice killer
ice killer 3 days ago
Mega man is in the tv🖥
Adrian Black
Adrian Black 3 days ago
Mega Man is not a robot
TheRhuen 4 days ago
Yep, the only series with a background story more apocalyptic than Legend of Zelda.
Ian Kunesky
Ian Kunesky 4 days ago
I understand it doesn’t deal with the theory that much, but zx is my favorite set of games so seeing it touched on so briefly upsets me a little.
walkingmadness 4 days ago
the real question is did wily do more stuff before he was found in x2 because the enemy called serges was implied to be wily uploaded into what may potentially be an artificial body he made himself, though the wiki(checked it because I had trouble remembering serges' name) implied that wily may have indeed used the virus to transfer his consciousness or atleast aspects of it into robots/reploids
AceOnTheRails 4 days ago
9:45, I'd like to suggest you check out "reploid revo", that channel covers this in great depth and explains why Zero turns good using that same design document
The Failanx
The Failanx 5 days ago
FegaMan is the best version of MegaMan no one can convince me otherwise.
Ariel Joy
Ariel Joy 5 days ago
Even Me Playing the first game and it broken: NOOOOOOOOOO! ITS TRUE!!!
Ariel Joy
Ariel Joy 5 days ago
me when i saw the pic of this video: NOOOOOOO!
doodle dud
doodle dud 5 days ago
theres still life though
That one Guy
That one Guy 5 days ago
Game theory: Willy is innocent Also game theory: Willy ended humanity
andrei vasiliu
andrei vasiliu 5 days ago
I don't think willy is good anymore
X_yuri and moon_X
Me I love the ness sans thing
dayana yazbek
dayana yazbek 5 days ago
If ya want something to theorize about that gives ya a totally unique feeling like Doki Doki Literature Club is YOU and ME and HER it has a lot to theorize about an you’ll love it I swear
GDGH 21 5 days ago
you always amaze me mat always....
DrxQuinnx 5 days ago
MegaMan Battle:, The Power battle series actually shows how Wily told bass about Zero being his latest creation in a secret ending en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Man:_The_Power_Battle
DrxQuinnx 5 days ago
Here's the ending it's from the second game, both games are Japanese arcade releases ruvid.net/video/video-Q17qZaPpJfA.html
The3Dluxe 6 days ago
Zero being made by Wily isn’t just a theory. It’s outright confirmed in X5.
pretictable_ dice
if you remove the and ex when he said znx it will turn out zex
Ryder Johnson
Ryder Johnson 6 days ago
Wily = coronavirus ?
Robert Lancaster
Robert Lancaster 6 days ago
I was recommended this coz its game theory (:
Lullaby 6 days ago
Lol, I passed out mid video, I don’t think that mental e tank helped... Though that could be cause I didn’t sleep for a day
方素月 6 days ago
方素月 6 days ago
Romondoto 6 days ago
Am I the only one that was blown away
animegx45 6 days ago
So glad the Battle Network universe ended better.
ric boi
ric boi 6 days ago
you say turning himself into virus hmmm that reminds me of someone a yeah william
Hero Syndicate
Hero Syndicate 6 days ago
Legends was awesome once you change the setting for turning in the options
John Kenneth Oliva
I know this is not related to the video but Matt I dare you to solve this. scontent.fmnl9-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/109938694_333494361388266_2908068898688069405_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=sHlK4wWcjPsAX-S65I_&_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl9-1.fna&oh=f237c8e7857e705f63520caa4dd26990&oe=5F4D30B0 :) :) :)
Im happy ro see that this community is still alive
Jordan Espinosa
Jordan Espinosa 7 days ago
Your original MegaMan video is actually the reason I subscribed to your channel. I still go and watch it from time to time. Is it different? Sure, but I think it still holds up well enough.
Link 7 days ago
This is crazy wtf man
Felix’s 7 days ago
Jeg skal drepe meg selv Ok ()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()
Ike Sharpsword
Ike Sharpsword 7 days ago
Can you solve what happened to zero in megaman zero 4? Pls solve it matpat
Hayden Saunders
Hayden Saunders 7 days ago
I never played mega man but this still made me go wow
Tenchi Kelly
Tenchi Kelly 7 days ago
0:32 LEG MAN
Antimony 7 days ago
Ain't this already the running theory or pieced together cannon?
Korrupted Tomato
Korrupted Tomato 7 days ago
Maybe the Xx In the game 20XX is 2020...
Wanderingsage7 7 days ago
And there a few reploids who might just be wily but it's never certain. And there's a carbon that looks exactly like wily
Dragon Wolf3
Dragon Wolf3 8 days ago
The "most sense making" thing I can think of, is this: I remember you saying that william put a chip in the crying childs head so he would have the dreams (fnaf4 nights) so he wouldnt go there. Maybe (Although I dont think so) the older brother, foxy bro, is also such an illusion. Yeah, he can interact With the child but holo ballora could do similiar things. They were there to scare him and ended up not stuffing the child in freddys mouth but he got there himself, maybe to flee from the illusions. The only other thing I can think of wich supports this, is that I dont remember seeing foxy bros room. We saw the C.C. room and his sisters but never his. Yeah this whole thing doesnt make much sense, I just wanted to say it anyway
Remix 2
Remix 2 8 days ago
this ain't even a theory, a majority of the stuff you listed was already confirmed or pretty obvious if you could simply put the pieces together, such as dr wily creating zero, that's not a "theory", that's literally confirmed in the mega man universe, I believe it even shows wily working on zero briefly during one or two of the endings of the classic mega man series
E RA 8 days ago
this vid is probably gonna get super-demonotized for talking about viruses and human extinction.
De Prince
De Prince 8 days ago
Woooh darkman wit no buster Dark man wit no shield Dark man no nothing Dark man wit shield and buster
ZeKingOf UwU
ZeKingOf UwU 8 days ago
Eli Michaud
Eli Michaud 8 days ago
The algorithm bit at the start wasnt a lie. I watch so much mega man content and this was never recommended to me. I just stumbled upon it after happening to look at the channel for the first time in a while. The world hates mega man
J M 8 days ago
No u failed us
Xavier OYY
Xavier OYY 8 days ago
I hate this vid so im unsubscribing
N Knitis
N Knitis 8 days ago
I had an idea for a theory, how strong exactly is the mega buster and like the prototype buster and many others if possible, I know it will be tough but you usually can find the facts with those pixel measurements so I ask u to do your best and I hope you read this and choose to look into this😁
Avg 12
Avg 12 9 days ago
@TheGameTheorists Take your theories up to space. They're all asinine.
Bean_Boi 64
Bean_Boi 64 9 days ago
Now this wily virus had the power to affect humans and now is called c0rona virus.
SILVIO x 9 days ago
Wait... So if megaman killed wily in megaman 7 wily wouldnt won. So its megans fault. Oh, only now i understood why he called the video "megaman doomed humanity". I understood it only now.
Galkadrago 9 days ago
More megaman videos
Chuck's Cool Reviews
Dr. Wily is Zero
some one good at fortnite
@Chuck's Cool Reviews that's not what the theory even is about or says.
Chuck's Cool Reviews
@some one good at fortnite I was summarizing the video.
some one good at fortnite
Any proof for this theory?
Law Ennit
Law Ennit 9 days ago
I've played every Mega Man game and have been saying this for a very long time.
Matthew Hoge
Matthew Hoge 9 days ago
You know a franchise that deserves better, Kid Icuras. How about a theory on that, like why can't Pit fly on his own, hmm
EpicStar 86
EpicStar 86 9 days ago
At 2:33 I like how Game Theory uses Gutsman as the example in this case because all Megaman fans know how much Wily loves Gutsman!!! (Not in a Romantic way)
You want to Know my name? NOPE
more compilcated then zelda =0
Croy Wiggin
Croy Wiggin 9 days ago
I really thought this was all common knowledge.
Dudi 2323
Dudi 2323 9 days ago
i care about mega man fUn FaCtS: 1)his name in japan is rock man 2) his first name was rock man in the rainbow adventure (or something like that) 3) is just it go away
Darkness Lord
Darkness Lord 9 days ago
He called all 2.5 million of us nobody Who I’m I kidding I’m am nobody lol Nice video dude
Colin Miyamoto
Colin Miyamoto 9 days ago
Ok this theory has a lot of holes in it One: Zeros confirmed to be wilys last creations through a dream sequence of wily calling zero his masterpiece Two:What wily wanted was to rule the world not to destroy humanity Three: sigma uses every new villain in the x games while wily never used anyone at all Four: Sigma became the virus when he got infected meaning that it isn’t wily
Mixed Martial Anime
The overarching story thru the series' is way underrated
Zero Logic
Zero Logic 9 days ago
I was so proud of MatPat when he said that he wasn’t doing a video about how the villain is good, but then he said he had already done it and yeah, I’m even more proud of him
Phillip [TEC]
Phillip [TEC] 9 days ago
Oh my sweet summer MatPat, you need my expertise here to fill in a lot of holes you have. Also, Zero has been confirmed to be Wily's robot for a long long long loooooooong time.
aiden griner
aiden griner 9 days ago
Uh, he didn’t really win but whatever continue your “imma ruin this game” persona
Voya 9 days ago
how do you edit??
dAvId rObInSoN
dAvId rObInSoN 10 days ago
"Mistakes make you stronger" The people at the robot research institute: *_S T R O N K S_*
ShadowGhost4909 10 days ago
Huh... a virus you say?? **Looks at 2020** Sounds just like another virus I know that's taking over the world and causing deaths...
Yamin Ali
Yamin Ali 10 days ago
The thumb nail looks so brutal why matt WHY MATT
Adam mohammed
Adam mohammed 10 days ago
Thanks now you ruined megaman for me
the masked gamer
the masked gamer 10 days ago
Gr82BL8 10 days ago
This video totally supports the older theory about Wily being the hero...
Trivator0517 10 days ago
Your inches away from ruining Mega Man for me Mat also seeing that turns out all of Mega man's efforts to protect the world are pointless I have one thing to say... ruvid.net/video/video-8VO48BXuvw8.html at 0:18! and for those that who say the link didn't work WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOR!
Agent Oni
Agent Oni 10 days ago
TCoop888 10 days ago
I had pieced this theory together a while ago after playing the zero and Zx series, I think I found the missing link between Dr. Weil and the flood: Dr. weil had made extensive use of the Mother elf and must have studied it during that time. (the same mother elf that was made from Zeros body and therefore is a product of Wily's virus) In Zero 3 the mother elf is restored to its true form and leaves Dr Weil. But in Zero 4 we see Dr Weil use an attack identical to the one the mother elf used(the sprites are almost a perfect match). Given weil's status as a human uploaded into a machine body it's likely he took part of the corrupted mother elf's code and copied into himself, thereby infecting himself with the wily virus(enhancing or corrupting himself based on interpretation). In the ZX series bio-metal model W's chosen (therefor Dr. Weil's chosen) is the ringleader of the rogue bio-metals who seek to destroy the current world. Including Model L's chosen, who in ZX advent claims that he plans to destroy all humans for the sake of protecting the ocean. In the hidden ending of zx advent,the last game before legends, master Thomas (who is implied to have become Model W's next chosen), is seen alongside Model L's chosen as announces his plan to "reset" humanity. Implying that the rogue bio-metals go on to destroy the world and Model L's chosen floods it after. Leading to Legends several thousand years later.
zach119 Kings
zach119 Kings 11 days ago
Mat:no one is seeing this 2.5 million people: ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THAT
slinkeydog13 11 days ago
I wish he would have touched on the X-Hunter from X2, specifically Serges
RainbowDashX RainbowBlitz
Mat pat you need to finish your final theory on petscop it has 25 episodes now
Tharja-iBW 11 days ago
I just want to pause for a second because I need to make a correction. After the Zero series humans and reploids became the same thing more less, humans didn't leave because the world was ravaged, humans left because the sea had risen too much and had to leave for a few thousand years until it lowered again. Wily didn't win, he was defeated as the two things he created to bring destruction to the world were not only destroyed but turned against his original intention, all because of X. Had Zero not turned good the world would have been fine as X is much stronger than Zero at their best, Sigma wouldn't have turned bad and mavericks wouldn't exist. By the ZX era nobody knew who Megaman, Light, Wily, X or even Zero was and ZX and Z4 are only 100 years apart. Wily lost as not only was every shred of him was defeated but everything he was known for was forgotten by all but one reploids from ZX.
some one good at fortnite
@Tharja-iBW how was X at any disadvantage, he used the ultimate armor and as far as I'm concerned X was at his best, I want an instance were X was shown to be superior to Zero because it just seems like you are using his infinite potential to say he at his best is better than zero.
Tharja-iBW 5 days ago
@some one good at fortnite In short X loses to Zero because X was at a disadvantage. Thank you for proving my point, I never said Zero was at all inferior, I said at their best X is superior. X is based around adaptability and evolution while Zero isn't, his upgrades are weapon based only for the most part while X's are weapon and armor based because the upgrades are made for him. Even in the Zero series Zero's upgrades are weapon based. X at his best is stronger than Zero, Zero isn't far behind and may even get the better of X because of his hesitation and morality (a flaw that is pointed out in maverick hunter X) something he never seemed to get over because of his morality, Zero doesn't hesitate because he didn't go through the same morality checks X did. Regardless of if you think X is stronger or they're evenly matched, Zero is not stronger than X, Atleast not when he's fully equipped.
some one good at fortnite
@Tharja-iBW zero needs his z buster for the canon ending, so X needs to lose his 4th armor to sigma in the first stage. In the fight with X and zero, zero needs to defeat X because X has soul body and zero never gets it.
Tharja-iBW 5 days ago
@some one good at fortnite can you explain that again in English because jesus christ your English is terrible.
some one good at fortnite
@Tharja-iBW you are now just making up excuses if you play as zero X gets power ups that he normally doesn't get so your point is literally invalid. X is not as powerful as you think.
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