The world used to be a simple place. Before the year 200X a benevolent doctor (of robotics) could manufacture a handful of humanoid robots, equip them with tremendous power, and not once have to worry about his or her creations being hijacked by a mad doctor (also of robotics) and used for evil purposes/world domination/what have you.
TIMES HAVE CHANGED, and Mega Man 1 was the turning point. Dr. Light made 6 Robot Masters for the good of mankind, but he didn’t spend enough time making sure their programming was secure. Dr. Wily took those robots and started running all kinds of unsigned code on their robot brains
“That’s all well and good,” I hear you saying, “but what does this have to do with me?” Everything, that’s what! Now you can get the original 6 robot masters on a sweet shirt or hoodie in any color you can imagine, or on an iPhone case, laid out rotary-dial style so you can call’em up whenever you want!