The Mega Man Legends series made its debut in 1997 on the Sony PlayStation. In Japan the series is called Rockman DASH, which stands for Digouter's Adventure Stories in the Halcyon Days.  (which in Greek mythology, is a period of seven days in winter when storms never occur, having calm winds and waves.)
The story is centered around Mega Man Volnutt, Roll Caskett, and their "grandfather" Professor Barrell Caskett as they search the world, "digging" through ancient ruins, in search of Quantum Refractors (the major source of power for their civilization). Along the way, they skirmish frequently with the Bonnes, a group of marauding pirates and their Servbots.
Mega Man Legends TimelineEdit
Note that the exact time the events of the series occur is unknown. It's believed that the Mega Man Legends series takes place several thousand years after the Mega Man ZX series. Based on in-game dialogue, the series takes place at least in the year 8XXX.[Citation needed]
The events of the Mega Man Legends series, those leading up to it and including it, are as follows:
The order these events take place are unknown.
- Elysium is created as a Utopian society. The Elder System is shut down and the Master System replaces it.
- Carbons are created.
- Most of the humans die from unknown causes.
- The last human, The Master, dies on Terra (he lived on Elysium for three thousand years).
- Mega Man Trigger attempts to shut down the Master System according to Master's wishes. Yuna remains neutral after first having opposed Trigger.
- Data was created to protect Trigger's memories and the Master's genetic sample from Sera.
- Trigger and Sera battle on Terra and Trigger is reset to his original form. Yuna seals Trigger and Data on Nino Island and Sera with Geetz on Forbidden Island.
- The Earth (referred to as "Terra" outside Japan) has been flooded and, as such, the population exists on a series of small islands.
- An energy crisis breaks out once again and, in order to fulfill the energy needs, refractor crystals are mined from ancient ruins by explorers (or miners) called "Diggers". The ultimate goal of these Diggers is to find the legendary massive energy source, the Mother Lode. Diggers are often assisted by assistants who use computers to track enemies via radar.
Set before the events of Mega Man Legends, unknown to Tron Bonne, Bon Bonne and the Servbots, Teisel Bonne, the leader of the Bonne family, loaned one million Zenny from Lex Loath to be able to finance the construction of their airship, the Gesellschaft. When the airship was almost complete, he went with Bon Bonne to the Nakkai Ruins in Ryship Island to find a Refractor to pay his debt, but one of Loath's men, Glyde, captures him and Bon saying that the payback time is long over and now he has to work for it. The Gesellschaft loses contact with Teisel, and worried with him, Tron goes to his last location with a Drache, finding the Gustaff broken and the Servbots that were with him scared and crying. The Servbots tell her what happened, and they return to the Gesellschaft, where they find Teisel's IOU receipt. Tron is shocked by how much money he owes, but she is determined to obtain money to pay the debt and rescue her siblings.
Tron and the Servbots begin to steal valuables from the island, the player being able to choose which area to go, varying from going in digouts in the Nakkai and Shala-Kun Ruins, steal containers from harbors, and steal animals from the Sart Farm. When they attack Gold City, they must face the police, including Denise, who gives her best to stop Tron, but doesn't has luck and is scolded by her captain. Tron shows some sympathy towards Denise's misfortune. After obtaining the needed money, they go after Loath and pay the debt to free her brothers, but Loath says it is not enough as they must also pay the interest on it, saying they still own two million zenny and taking them out of his hideout. They continue stealing the island until the new amount of money is obtained, and search for Loath to pay the debt, Servbot #15 finding him in a warehouse from Primiki Harbor. However, Loath says they are still short, as Tron has interest on her interest, and he captures her to help Teisel the debt by working with him.
Inside Loath's dungeon, Tron finds her brothers, Teisel telling her Loath's plan to make people work for him to find the Colossus. She contacts the Gesellschaft and orders the Servbots to rescue them, but instead of running, they decide to steal what Loath found. When they find the Colossus, Glyde appears and fights against the Gustaff, Tron saying she pilots. After Glyde's defeat, Loath activates the Colossus and the Bonnes escape from the collapsing dungeon, returning to the Gesellschaft. They try to face the Colossus, but the Gesellschaft's weapons are ineffective against it and Tron is injured by its attacks, passing out. After the Servbots defeat the Colossus, Tron is shown to be better and prizes them. Teisel notices how much Tron had grown, wondering how he would explain himself to their departed mother if she saw Tron running around shooting at everything, but he says she did good and is proud of her. Using a Drache, Tron reluctantly rescues Loath and Glyde from the water and tie them, secretly sending them to Denise to help her keep the job, saying to Teisel she only wants to make sure Loath will not cause trouble again. When the Bonnes are commemorating in the Gesellschaft, Tron discovers the favorite Servbot had thrown away the Colossus' golden Refractor by accident, and she gets furious, saying she has something really special waiting for him in the Torture Room.
Mega Man Volnutt is a digger searching for the Mother Lode along with the Caskett family, but their airship, the Flutter, experiences engine trouble and crashes on Kattelox Island. The family consists of Roll Caskett (Mega's "sister"), Barrell Caskett (their "grandfather"), and Data (a monkey that only Mega Man is able to understand). On Kattelox the Casketts come into contact with the Bonne's, a group of pirates who are also seeking refractor crystals (and ultimately the Mother Lode). The Bonne's are led by Teisel Bonne and consist of his siblings, Tron (a mechanical genius) and Bon (a giant baby). The Bonne's also use Servbots to do their bidding.
In repairing the Flutter, Mega Man finds that the ruins on the island are connected to something called the Main Gate. Inside, Mega Man finds a robot called Mega Man Juno, a third-class bureaucratic unit from Elysium. Juno reveals that Mega Man Volnutt is actually Mega Man Trigger, and tells Mega Man that the island's population needs to be reinitialized. Juno also claims that the island's population is made up of carbons. Juno then tells Mega Man that he is suffering from memory loss and paralyzes him to recover his memory after the reinitialization. The Bonnes help him escape the electric trap and then set him up for a final confrontation. In the end, Juno is defeated. Even with his physical body gone, Juno transfers his memory to Eden and the reinitialization is still continuing. Surprisingly, Data gives a new set of commands which halt the process of purification and delete Juno's back-up memory from Eden. Data then informs Mega Man that he contains his memories from the past, but can't reveal anything yet. Data promises to return them to him when the time is right. The people of Kattelox Island proclaim Mega Man and the Casketts as heroes and they fly off in the newly-repaired Flutter while the Bonnes trail behind in a boat made of broken parts with a large refractor crystal they found in the Main Gate.
One year after the events on Kattelox Island a press conference is held between Barrell Caskett and his old friend Verner Von Bluecher that Mega Man and Roll watch from the Flutter on T.V. Von Bleucher claims that his new ship, the Sulphur-Bottom, is capable of landing on the Forbidden Island, a feat which has been met with extremely limited success and which Von Bleucher and Barrell themselves tried 30 years ago. Upon their last attempt they saw a mysterious girl and then lost consciousness and awoke on an island of "eternal winter". This seems to be the case with nearly everyone who attempts to land on the Forbidden Island. What's more, the island is surrounded by a thick and nearly impenetrable cloud. Von Bleucher believes that the Mother Lode is located on that island and that with his new ship he will be able to find it and end the world's energy problems. After they talk, a reporter stands up and begins to question them about the people who travel to the island and go missing. She also tells them that the Mother Lode isn't on the island, but if it were or one were to find it, a horrible disaster would occur. When Barrell gets a look at her face he says..."Matilda...?" (the same name as Roll's lost mother)... but then she runs and jumps out of a window and then is seen riding away on what appears to be a Reaverbot. Meanwhile, Data sets fire to the interior of the Flutter while cooking, but Mega Man manages to save the ship. However, rather than focusing on "interior decorating," they begin to focus on a more important task-building a ship that can penetrate the clouds surrounding the Forbidden Island.
They begin their journey on the island of Calinca. In Yosyonke (a town on Calinca) Mega Man and Roll learn of a man named Joe that has a craft that looks just like the one in the blueprints left behind by Roll's parents. Joe, a man in fragile condition, has gone to excavate some ruins and hasn't come back, so Mega Man goes after him. Mega Man finds him injured and brings him back to town. Unfortunately Joe has had amnesia for the past ten years and cannot remember anything about his past life. He was found badly injured and taken in by Maria. He does, however, have a picture of Roll's family. He does let them use his ship, the Dropship and later helps them battle the pirates by letting them use a train he modified. Mega Man and Roll go on to engage the Bonnes and other pirates in their usual confrontations, eventually meeting another adversary named Glyde who uses his Birdbots in combat. Eventually Mega Man's past is revealed to him. Several years ago the last remaining human on Earth, named Master, ruled over Elysium and all of its people. In those days Mega Man was an Purifier Unit as revealed to him by Juno. It's also revealed the people on Terra where created by the people in Elysium, which are referred by them as Carbons. The Master shared a close bond with Mega Man Trigger that Sera was very envious of. Eventually the Master realized that the summary execution of the carbons was wrong and asked Mega Man Trigger to destroy the Master System in order to protect them. The Master eventually died, leaving his genetic code with Trigger. Trigger had fought a rough battle to take the system down. Yuna, the Mother Unit of Terra, remained neutral in the conflict. Sera, however, came to Terra to personally deal with Trigger to finish the conflict. Outside of Elysium both were weakened and fought to a stalemate. Yuna seized the moment and locked the two in stasis fields on separate islands. Trigger had to reset his system in order to heal, but in doing so he would lose his memories. To avoid this, his memories were downloaded into Data. Several years later, it was Barrell Casket that came upon this stasis field in the ruins of Nino Island. When he touched the field it melted and a baby and mechanical monkey appeared. He decided to raise the baby as his own, along with his granddaughter Roll. The story of Roll's parents is also revealed somewhat. They went to the Forbidden Island 10 years ago in search of the Mother Lode but never returned. Yuna found Matilda, hurt and dying, and took pity on her. She used her powers in order to repair her body, but in doing so she expended far too much of her own energy. As a result, the only way to save herself was to merge with Matilda, essentially "borrowing" her body. In doing so, she was no longer recognized as the Mother, having lost her original shell (but she no longer had to stick to the parameters of the system). In the "present" time, Mega Man unsealed Sera from her stasis field and Sera tries to perform the Carbon Reinitialization Program and recover the Master's genetic code from Trigger's original shell. In the ensuing battle, Sera's original shell is damaged, but her programming is moved to Yuna's repaired body. With the Master System destroyed, the Elder System begins to reactivate.
This sequel was announced to be in-development for the Nintendo 3DS on September 29, 2010. A prototype version was scheduled to be released for the 3DS eShop on June 6, to act as a prequel to the full retail game.
However, on July 18, 2011, the Devroom announced that the game had been cancelled.
- Rockman DASH series official site
- Mega Man Legends Station - English site dedicated to the series.
- Rockman DASH Adventure Guide Online - Japanese site dedicated to the series.
- Rockman Perfect Memories Forum (November 9, 2008) - Zan Sidera's analysis of the timeline
- Rockman Perfect Memories, ISBN 4-5751-6354-6
|Mega Man Legends series|
| Mega Man Volnutt • Roll Caskett • Barrell Caskett • Data • Tron Bonne • Teisel Bonne • Bon Bonne • Servbots • Glyde • Birdbots |
Lex Loath • Denise • Von Bluecher • Bola • Klaymoor • MegaMan Juno • Sera • Yuna • Gatz • Geetz • The Master
| Mega Man Legends • Mega Man Legends 2 • |
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne • Rockman DASH: 5tsu no Shima no Daibouken!
Rockman DASH Golf • Kobun ga Tobun? • Oshioki Kobun • Kokkai Kobun • Roll's 15 Panel
| Flutter • Gesellschaft • Gustaff • Locations • Reaverbot • Refractor • Sulphur-Bottom • Support Car |
Terms • Mega Man Volnutt's equipment