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Hey guys, I was wondering if you might be able to clear this matter up for me.

As you know, Proto Man, Mega Man, Roll, and the Industrial Series of Robot Masters constitute DRN 000-008. Of course, this is because they were created by Dr. Light (or Dr. Wright/Right), who was assisted by Dr. Wily at the time. As Dr. Wily helped Light with the first batch of robots, it makes sense that the robots he built on his own start their numbering at DWN 009. However, here is what I've never been entirely convinced about:

  • Why are the robots created by Dr. Cossack still numbered as DWN robots sometimes? Of course, I have seen them, as they are numbered by us, as DCN robots, which makes more sense. However, if you number them as DCN robots, shouldn't the numbering start at DCN-001 as opposed to DCN-025? Perhaps, one could argue, they start at DCN-025 because Wily forced Cossack to build them as part of his scheme, but this is a weak argument, at least in my opinion.
  • The same can be said for the robots Wily takes control of in Mega Man 6. They were not designed by him, and therefore they are often considered part of the MXN series of bosses. However, shouldn't this also start at MXN-001, rather than MXN-041?
  • Using this logic, what about the Robot Masters from Mega Man 9? They, too, were designed by Dr. Light and are, as we now know, part of the DRN series of RMs. However, rather than continuing the series numbering at DRN-009 (or DRN-011 if you included Oil and Time Man), they are numbered DRN-065 through DRN-072. Why do you think Capcom decided to pick up the DRN series' numbering after the Wily series?
  • As a final point, I should add that this numbering is often a bit confusing, especially since there are Robot Masters that are designed by other people/robots (even those controlled directly by Wily) who are given their own unique RM numbering series. For example, the robots designed by King are labeled as KGN-001 through KGN-006, just as the Star Droids, created by Wily (except for Sunstar), are labeled as SRN-001 through SRN-009.

These are just some points and questions I had that I was hoping someone here might be able to elaborate on. --Brahman 01:21, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Maybe Light and Cossack built other robots before?
    • After Wily became "good", Light had some free time to create new robots, and decided to follow Wily's numbers like Wily followed Light's numbers?
  • MXN-001 to 040 are other participants from the tournament?
  • DRWN, DCN and MXN are only used in Hitoshi Ariga's mangas. They are still DWN in games: [1] [2]
    • Maybe Wily consider robots he modified as his own robots?
  • That's Capcom's strange numbering system.
--Quick 18:41, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
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