Anonymous said: One thing I really like about RS-MM is how Dr. Light wasn't always a stay-at-home dad and took part in a lot of the adventures.
Nothing wrong with being a stay-at-home parent if that’s what makes you happy and it works with your family!
That disclaimer aside, lets mark this as a ‘RS-Dr. Light appreciation’ post. Most people will forever remember RS-Dr. Light as this guy:
I don’t think he’s anyones favorite character (in fact, some people admit to outright hating him!). My only problem with Dr. Light in the cartoon is that he is never given any interesting motivations or arcs other than ‘assist Mega Man’ and ‘fight Dr. Wily,’ which makes him a difficult character to get invested in. Come to think about it, he’s kinda a living plot device—it was his inventions that started the events of The Beginning, and more often then not it’s his inventions that either trigger the events of the following episodes or solve the episode. Still, I’ve always found Dr. Light the easiest to write, perhaps tied with Proto Man.
RS-Dr. Light’s faults are being too trusting, his sexism toward his own daughter, and most notably, being too oblivious.
…But he plays a valuable and role, between spot repairs for Mega Man or building the pivotal invention that saves the day. He’s well voice acted. It’s obvious that he cards deeply for his creations, and is very passionate and disciplined about his work. But one of his most admirable character traits is his direct involvement in Mega Man’s missions against Dr. Wily, which sometimes requires taxing physical activity, helping beyond what would be expected for a human of Dr. Light’s age.
and this (though I realize this isn’t exactly a positive shot unless you really hate RS-Roll (neither is the last shot for that matter…oh well)):
Let’s not forget when he overrode the U.N.’s decision to surrender to Dr. Wily:
So there’s something to be said for RS-Mega Man’s absent minded creator, even if he did create the annoying RS-counterparts for Rush and Eddie. :)