Mega Man: An Outlaw in an Asimovian World

" A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

The Three Laws of Robotics, Isaac Asimov

In the year 20XX, Mega Man has broken The First Law. Is he a Hero? Is he a Villain? There’s a lot of ambiguity in the simple tale of Mega Man.

Not in the initial conflict, mind you. The tale of a scientist who goes mad with power and programs his once friendly robots to take over the world is pretty straight forward. You’re Mega Man, the “child” of Dr. Light, and it’s your mission to put a stop to Dr. Wily’s nefarious plans by defeating each Robot Master and saving the world.

Well, that’s what you’re told."

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