Web comic Brawl in the Family celebrates its 500th release with a special clip detailing the rise and fall of Mega Man. In two minutes, we see how our robotic blue man goes from riches to rags.
It starts with high praise from the Nintendo elite themselves, but as the years progress and the iterations stack up, Mega Man is lumped further down the totem pole. There are some surprise cameos, such as Aero the Acro-bat, Bubsy and even a charming Boogerman. The demise of Mega Man is further ridiculed with that ludicrous inclusion in Street Fighter X Tekken, which no one liked. That’s a fact. Though, in Capcom’s defense, a more presentable rendition was available in Tatsunoko vs Capcom. It’s this watering down of the franchise that eventually also lead to inner strife with some of the company’s developers. Luckily, the clip ends on a happy note. Did you know that Mega Man will appear in the new Super Smash Bros, coming to Nintendo 3DS and Wii U? Well, it’s true. Welcome to the family, Mega Man.