Dr. Wily

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Dr. Wily
Artwork of Dr. Wily from MM10
Category: Characters

Doctor Albert W. Wily is the main antagonist of the Mega Man series.

He is a scientist and inventor, with the ability to create, modify, program, and reprogram various machines, robots, and Robot Masters. He is also known for his deception skills, manipulating others (people and Robot Masters) into doing his bidding, planning elaborate schemes, and being able to escape just about any situation if he is at a severe disadvantage.

He was originally friends and classmates with Dr. Light at the Robot Institute of Technology, but both had a falling out, due to Dr. Light getting his funding revoked and ultimately getting his "Double Gear System" project shut down, due to claiming the project could be too dangerous. This lead a long lasting rivalry between the two, due to Dr. Wily blaming Dr. Light for sabotaging the success of his projects and ruining his reputation.

He has intentions of world domination, and has been involved in various schemes intending to make those dreams a reality, but always fails due to Mega Man and his other allies interfering. However, despite always losing, Dr. Wily always seems to have a backup plan to escape being arrested.

In Mega Man Maker

Currently, Dr. Wily only appears in Mega Man Maker's level editor Tutorial. Opposite of Dr. Light, Dr. Wily encourages the player to make levels difficult.

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  • In Mega Man Maker's Tutorial, Dr. Wily is likely written in such a way to be more relatable to experienced and hardcore players.
  • Dr. Wily is loosely based on Albert Einstein.
  • All Robot Master bosses currently featured in Mega Man Maker, have either been built by and/or controlled at one point by Dr. Wily.
  • Seven of the main eight Robot Masters from Mega Man 3, excluding Shadow Man, were partially built by Dr. Wily.
  • Bass and Treble were built by Dr. Wily.
  • Proto Man was temporarily affiliated with Dr. Wily for a brief period of time.
  • A version of Mega Man's future self, known as Quint, is affiliated with Dr. Wily.
  • Dr. Wily was temporarily known by the alias "Mr. X" while wearing a disguise in Mega Man 6.