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

    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

      @Mudkip cool!

    • Mudkip

      @captain rainbow you were the 69th reply

    • captain rainbow
      captain rainbow


    • Colt Lyles
      Colt Lyles


    • Colt Lyles
      Colt Lyles


  • Chase Bolton
    Chase Bolton

    This sounds like metal sonic

  • Its.serotonin

    But I love the mega man franchise

  • Mitzen Meezer
    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

    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
      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

      @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

    • some one good at fortnite
      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

    Wiley's final solution, eh?

  • Mega kidicarus
    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

    Gotta love that cheerful thumbnail

  • Barış Nalcı
    Barış Nalcı

    Psy duck looks like a god of the pokemons. Can you make video of dont truest psy duck... =)♨️♨️♨️♨️♨️♨️

  • Ash 236
    Ash 236

    I can't defeat airman

  • Mr tengumann crafter
    Mr tengumann crafter

    Nice job mat you came to the same thought I did. :D

  • captain rainbow
    captain rainbow

    No offense but if this and your other megaman theory are true then wily winning wouldn't be bad

  • black link
    black link

    You could say that the virus was insurance that if zero was defeated the person who defeated him would just take his place

  • Metroplex

    6:36 so Terminator

  • ice killer
    ice killer

    Mega man is in the tv🖥

  • Adrian Black
    Adrian Black

    Mega Man is not a robot

  • TheRhuen

    Yep, the only series with a background story more apocalyptic than Legend of Zelda.

  • Ian Kunesky
    Ian Kunesky

    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

    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

    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

    FegaMan is the best version of MegaMan no one can convince me otherwise.

  • Ariel Joy
    Ariel Joy

    Even Me Playing the first game and it broken: NOOOOOOOOOO! ITS TRUE!!!

  • Ariel Joy
    Ariel Joy

    me when i saw the pic of this video: NOOOOOOO!

  • doodle dud
    doodle dud

    theres still life though

  • That one Guy
    That one Guy

    Game theory: Willy is innocent Also game theory: Willy ended humanity

  • andrei vasiliu
    andrei vasiliu

    I don't think willy is good anymore

  • X_yuri and moon_X
    X_yuri and moon_X

    Me I love the ness sans thing

  • dayana yazbek
    dayana yazbek

    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
    GDGH 21

    you always amaze me mat always....

  • DrxQuinnx

    MegaMan Battle:, The Power battle series actually shows how Wily told bass about Zero being his latest creation in a secret ending

    • DrxQuinnx

      Here's the ending it's from the second game, both games are Japanese arcade releases

  • The3Dluxe

    Zero being made by Wily isn’t just a theory. It’s outright confirmed in X5.

  • pretictable_ dice
    pretictable_ dice

    if you remove the and ex when he said znx it will turn out zex

  • Ryder Johnson
    Ryder Johnson

    Wily = coronavirus ?

  • Robert Lancaster
    Robert Lancaster

    I was recommended this coz its game theory (:

  • Lullaby

    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

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  • Romondoto

    Am I the only one that was blown away

  • animegx45

    So glad the Battle Network universe ended better.

  • ric boi
    ric boi

    you say turning himself into virus hmmm that reminds me of someone a yeah william

  • Hero Syndicate
    Hero Syndicate

    Legends was awesome once you change the setting for turning in the options

  • John Kenneth Oliva
    John Kenneth Oliva

    I know this is not related to the video but Matt I dare you to solve this. :) :) :)


    Im happy ro see that this community is still alive

  • Jordan Espinosa
    Jordan Espinosa

    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

    This is crazy wtf man

  • Felix’s

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  • Ike Sharpsword
    Ike Sharpsword

    Can you solve what happened to zero in megaman zero 4? Pls solve it matpat

  • Hayden Saunders
    Hayden Saunders

    I never played mega man but this still made me go wow

  • Tenchi Kelly
    Tenchi Kelly

    0:32 LEG MAN

  • Antimony

    Ain't this already the running theory or pieced together cannon?

  • Korrupted Tomato
    Korrupted Tomato

    Maybe the Xx In the game 20XX is 2020...

  • Wanderingsage7

    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

    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

    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
    E RA

    this vid is probably gonna get super-demonotized for talking about viruses and human extinction.

  • De Prince
    De Prince

    Woooh darkman wit no buster Dark man wit no shield Dark man no nothing Dark man wit shield and buster

  • ZeKingOf UwU
    ZeKingOf UwU


  • Eli Michaud
    Eli Michaud

    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
    J M

    No u failed us

  • Xavier OYY
    Xavier OYY

    I hate this vid so im unsubscribing

  • N Knitis
    N Knitis

    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

    @TheGameTheorists Take your theories up to space. They're all asinine.

  • Bean_Boi 64
    Bean_Boi 64

    Now this wily virus had the power to affect humans and now is called c0rona virus.

  • SILVIO x
    SILVIO x

    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

    More megaman videos

  • Chuck's Cool Reviews
    Chuck's Cool Reviews

    Dr. Wily is Zero

    • some one good at fortnite
      some one good at fortnite

      @Chuck's Cool Reviews that's not what the theory even is about or says.

    • Chuck's Cool Reviews
      Chuck's Cool Reviews

      @some one good at fortnite I was summarizing the video.

    • some one good at fortnite
      some one good at fortnite

      Any proof for this theory?

  • Law Ennit
    Law Ennit

    I've played every Mega Man game and have been saying this for a very long time.

  • Matthew Hoge
    Matthew Hoge

    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

    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
    You want to Know my name? NOPE

    more compilcated then zelda =0

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