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Episode 2: Electric Nightmare
The Beginning is the first episode of the Mega Man animated series.
Dr. Wily, Proto Man and six Robot Masters assault an airport and Mega Man is called upon for help. When Roll's safety is in jeopardy during the battle, Mega Man gets critically damaged. While Dr. Light repairs Mega Man, he begins having flashbacks to the day this all began when Proto Man was first created, when Wily turned on Dr. Light, when Rock and Roll were created and when Rock was rebuilt into Mega Man. Mega Man is repaired and along with Roll takes the fight to Wily once more.
- In this episode Proto Man copies Guts Man's weapon, Super Arm. This is the only episode where he copies a weapon and the only one where Guts Man has his weapon copied.
- This is the only episode where all Robot Masters from the same game appear together, in this case, the six Robot Masters from the original Mega Man game.
- Much like Proto Man's alliance with Dr. Wily, the history of Mega Man's origins were modified for the show. In the video game's storyline, Dr. Wily was Light's partner instead of assistant and it wasn't Proto Man's failure that split their partnership. Also, on the show, it was Dr. Light's idea to have Rock rebuilt into Mega Man, not Rock's own idea like in the games.
- This episode marks the only appearance of the Met, the little hardhat robot from the Mega Man games. But, unlike the games, there's only one of him and he's a good guy. He is referred to as Doc.
- For whatever reason, Proto Man was short when he was first built.
- The vehicle that Roll operates in this episode was turned into a toy in the Mega Man action figure line. The same vehicle appears in the second segment with a different paint scheme as the vehicle Rock and Roll escape from Skull Fortress in.
- In some markets, this episode did not air first, but rather second. In these few markets, it was the second episode "Electric Nightmare" that aired first.
- This episode is an unlockable bonus exclusive to the PlayStation 2 version of the game Mega Man: Anniversary Collection.
- In the second segment when Mega Man's helmet is removed during repairs, his hair is gone. It is replaced with a metallic dome-like piece.
- This is the only episode that Fire Man appears, though he is seen in the intro.