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The Will of One

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The Will of One
The Protomen

In Dr. Wily's dystopian future, only one man was willing to oppose his rule... Dr. Light worked in secret to create a robot to fight the evils standing between man and freedom. But Protoman was defeated by Wily's robot army, and mankind only looked on, apathetic. Light was devastated. This time, he had built more than a machine. He had built, and lost, a son. Not long after, he created Megaman. Light knew it was only a matter of time before he learned what had happened, so he cautioned, commanded, and begged Megaman not to follow in his brother's footsteps. Mankind could not be saved by just one man.

But Megaman wasn't about to let mankind go unsaved, let Wily go unchecked, and let Protoman go unavenged...


This music video was made with the permission and full support of those rad dudes who call themselves Protomen. It's is the fourth song on their self-titled debut album, and immediately follows 'Unrest in the House of Light' (and you should check out my video for that, too, if you haven't yet!).

Most of the artwork is based on Megaman7 sprites, which were painstakingly recolored, spliced, and/or completely drawn by me. So please don't write this off as 'just another sprite flash'! There's also a nougat of original artwork in there, which I hope to do more of in future projects, if it goes over well and I can get better at it.

I took pains to ensure that the quality of the audio is the best possible, but unless you have awesome computer speakers it's still probably not going to do band justice. The subtitles are there because I love you. Please check out the myspace link for a higher quality listen.

This should have been finished months ago. Thank you to everyone who's been so supportive and patient, especially my fellow Proto-fans! I hope it's worth it. And if you're still living in ignorance of the awesome that is The Protomen, please don't spend another moment in the dark:


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Amazing, part of my childhood. The animation is gritty and powerful. Put me on protomen before I even knew who they were <3

This was really quite powerful. I admit to being amazed at how good it got without the sprites. I'm not that big of a Mega Man fan, but this was awesome. Did you make this song yourself? Well no, you list the audio. It's weird to see Mega Man associated with political imagery.

I especially love the Dr Wily hope posters. Well, the series does get more serious later. At least I think as I haven't played the games. This cartoon's length was good too. There's so much detail of the city.

Love it. Love it so much. You captured the music of the Protomen so well with these. I wish you could make more of these.

If you say
This is how it has to be
You are right. This is a pretty damn good flash.

Now I can't give you credit for the song, as it belongs to one of my favourite bands, but I do think your rendition of a fan music video for it is wonderful!
Love the style, the grainy gritty feel it gives off. You did a good job of making the Mega Man world look more like the world of the Protomen, and for that you have my respect. Keep it up!
My only complaint with this is the animated bit, it was probably the best you could do, but you should have let it just stick to the sprites, it looked better that way.

Credits & Info

4.60 / 5.00

Sep 23, 2009
12:02 PM EDT
Music Video