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June 04, 2017, 11:48:37 PM
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Offline Upsilon

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A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« on: June 04, 2017, 11:48:37 PM »
In MM8BDM, though you may already know this, You play as a robot named Maestro.  However, It's never revealed as to who made him/her/them (i'm gonna call em a him for this theory).  However, I think I may already have the answer, though you may just get spoiled on a big twist, so I'm gonna put a spoiler here.

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So that's my theory regarding Maestro.  However, there may be holes in it  or things I missed, so feel free to point them out!

June 05, 2017, 12:55:08 AM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 12:55:08 AM »
There's no real answer to Maestro. That's up for the player to decide. It's very unlikely that anything about him will ever be officially explained. It's all up to the players.

That said, because of that your theory can be completely true!

June 05, 2017, 01:52:15 AM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 01:52:15 AM »
My personal favorite theory is that he's just an ordinary mass-produced robot who finds himself wrapped up in the campaign.

June 05, 2017, 02:04:36 AM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 02:04:36 AM »
What buggs me is that he wasn't even created by Dr. Light, I always thought he was created by him.

June 05, 2017, 02:15:48 AM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 02:15:48 AM »
Here's my own long-winded headcanon.

Maestro was designed to be the NormalNavi of MM8BDM. In Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge, there were ten different NormalNavi varieties that you'd see depending on the tournament you'd entered. Stat-wise, they were pretty well-rounded, with half of them wielding your garden-variety NormalBuster. However, there were also elemental NormalNavi varieties wielding FireCannons, AquaShots, ZapRings and Twisters, plus the elite NormalNavi X with his ChargeShot. Additionally, in Battle Network 4, NormalNavis could be seen using swords, cannons, and bombs. Taking this information into account, I like to think of Maestro as one unit of a mass-produced robot model comparable to Sniper Joe in simplistic design and modularity, but also very similar to the Robot Masters in terms of AI complexity.



Think of him like an empty teddy bear at your local Build-a-Bear Workshop. You'd walk into the hobby store at the New Metropolis Mega Mall, pick out a blank robot, designate a name, gender, and function, and customize him to your liking. Just like that, you've got your own personal robot pal. Like Battle Chip Challenge's NormalNavis, you could outfit him with all kinds of different tools and weapons. Want him to be just like Mega Man? Give him a chargeable buster and a few sidearms! Prefer the more gallant style? You can't go wrong with a sword and shield! If you wanted, you could just beef up your new robot and send him into battle with nothing but his bare hands, watching with satisfaction as he pummels his enemies into submission.

Then there's Maestro's creator whom Dr. Light alludes to occasionally. I like to think of him as your hardcore, D.I.Y. hobbyist, who took Maestro home and decided to improve upon him. With the right tools, this guy made his robot faster, stronger, and smarter. He even expanded upon Maestro's innate modularity and effectively replicated the Variable Weapon System utilized by Mega Man. These enhancements allowed him to rise above the common robot and keep pace with the Robot Masters as he fought in the tournament.





I really, really like Battle Chip Challenge.

June 06, 2017, 01:50:42 AM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 01:50:42 AM »
^ Favourited

made a heelnavi version for fun and practice

June 08, 2017, 03:47:12 AM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 03:47:12 AM »
Here's my theory.

Maestro was Dr. Light's "hidden agenda" to replace MegaMan because of his actions toward Dr. Wily in MegaMan 7 (ie threatening his life) and releasing him into the robot fighting tournament was the perfect opportunity to steal MegaMan's spotlight as the title character of the 8 Bit Deathmatch.

June 08, 2017, 04:07:56 AM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2017, 04:07:56 AM »
But 8bdm takes place after MM6 and MM7 on never happen until they do in 8bdm.

June 10, 2017, 03:37:43 AM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 03:37:43 AM »
Also, that's in the American release only, so it's not canon either way.

June 10, 2017, 04:04:48 AM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 04:04:48 AM »
effectively replicated the Variable Weapon System utilized by Mega Man.
The MM8BDM opening says all robots are refitted with Megaman's powers.

My theory? Well, if you insist.
Maestro's creator is a friend of Dr. Light's and unimportant.
Maestro himself is a robot built specifically for the tournament.
Let that sink in for a moment.
A robot built specifically to use Megaman's powers against other robots also using Megaman's powers.
It's no wonder he does so well... he is the true Megaman killer.

June 10, 2017, 11:18:52 AM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 11:18:52 AM »
The MM8BDM opening says all robots are refitted with Megaman's powers.

Actually, if you think about it, Maestro DOES have the Weapons Variable System.
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June 10, 2017, 01:01:32 PM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2017, 01:01:32 PM »
As for why the Robot Masters are still using Mega Busters and Special Weapons after the tournament, I guess since they're fighting each other over who gets to destroy Maestro, they want to use any means necessary and decide to take advantage of their tournament-mandated modifications.

August 24, 2017, 08:17:26 PM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2017, 08:17:26 PM »
Nice theory! Sorry if i'm kinda late... :(

August 25, 2017, 04:28:36 AM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 04:28:36 AM »
One thing that's always confused me is that, even though Maestro was created by a different scientist, Light still refers to him indirectly (I'd assume he's referring to him, at least) by saying "...you [Rock] can't watch over every match. I'll have to contact my old robots..." in the intro, which would mean that he IS, indeed, a Light bot. My assumption could be off; Maestro could just have never been mentioned in the intro period, and just showed up on Light's doorstep right at the beginning of the tournament for no apparent reason, but if that's the case, there's a lot of missing story happening "off-screen" that you just have to fill with total conjecture, the following being my interpretation in this instance:

1.) Dr. Light contacts Scientist M, Maestro's creator, apart from the old robots he's contacting (which, in this case, would be the first DLN line).
2.) Scientist M sends Maestro to Light for one reason or another.
3.) Light is the one that boots up Maestro and helps calibrate his motor, cognitive, and weapons systems. This is where the player begins in a new game.

Such a huge chunk of information is missing if one assumes that Maestro isn't a Light bot that Light refers to in the intro as one of the "old robots". So then why does Light keep addressing Maestro as made by another creator?

August 25, 2017, 07:49:13 PM
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Re: A Half-baked MM8BDM Theory: What is Maestro's Origin?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 07:49:13 PM »
I believe Light is referring to the MM1 masters in that line rather than you.