Zero (Mega Man) Ironic Fandom
Not to be confused with Zer0 from Borderlands or Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Zero is the deuteragonist of the Mega Man X series, the main protagonist of the Mega Man Zero series, and also an important supporting character in the Mega Man ZX series as the Biometal Model Z. Zero works as a Maverick Hunter, a soldier in charge of defeating Mavericks, robots who turned against humanity. He plays the role as X's comrade and best friend in the X series. The two, later accompanied by Axl, fight Sigma, Vile, and other enemies throughout the series. The Mega Man Zero series features Zero as the title character and protagonist. Set around 100 years after the X series, Zero helps a scientist named Ciel fight the human city of Neo Arcadia, during which he destroys Omega - his original body, Dr. Weil, and Copy X, leader of Neo Arcadia, twice. Zero makes an appearance in the ZX series as Model Z, who plays a minor supporting role in the plot in the first ZX game. While a well-recived character, he also does have a toxic ironic fandom.
Why They Don't Know What They're Fighting For
- Here's the biggest and most glaring problem with this fandom: they ship him with X. This is morally wrong, as it’s better to ship him with Iris instead, and it's also objectophilia.
- They also make weird fan art out of him.
- They don't just like Zero, they extol him like he hatched from an egg and shaped the Mega Man universe.
- They only like him because of his chest bulbs, which in turn is a very questionable reason to like a character.
- Some people also think Zero is a girl simply because of his long hair and his afore-mentioned chest bulbs.
- Zero fangirls, no discussion.
- They shoehorn cheesy dialogue such as "I hid myself while I tried to repair myself" and his infamous "What am I fighting for?!" line into everything related to Zero himself to the point that it gets annoying.
- Because of the memes some of them may not know what Mega Man X is or who Zero is.
- They even whined like Togepi did in Pokémon: Pikachu's Vacation when Zero died in Mega Man X and Mega Man Zero 4.
- They also glorify his Mega Man X design and call his Mega Man Zero design "childish". A good example of this is the comment section of this Reddit post.
- This stupid article of him on MyWaifuList.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- Like most fandoms, they make great fanart out of him.