Cataclysm Title

Episode One: The End
Running Time:
5 minutes

File Size:
1.25 MB

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The first installment in the Cataclysm series actually shows the end of Zero's rampage through the city, in which he discovers Dr. Light's hidden lab and attacks.
Cast:
Rick O'Shay as Dr. Light & Blues
(and the ELH & Auto)
Dave Anez as Zero
Featuring:
Death as the Computer Voice
Art by Megami
Custom Sprites by Deccus

If you're reading this, you probably already know what the Cataclysm movies are about, and you're probably wondering when they will be done. If you don't already know, then you may be wondering why there appear to be eight, but only three of them are actually done. Well, to answer both of these questions, read on.

To start, it may be helpful to know where the Cataclysm movies originally came from. During the comic's second year, X and Zero were introduced through some time travel, and this lead to the concept known as the "Cataclysm", some cataclysmic event that ended the original Megaman series and set up the Megaman X series. Aside from a few hints from Capcom, very little was officially said about what happened to the original characters. So I decided to tell my version of the story with a series of Flash animations, featuring voice acting and artwork from members of the Bob and George community.

To help raise some money for the website, I decided to use the Cataclysm movies as a donation incentive, where donators were allowed to view the movies first, with free general viewing available later. This worked really well for the first movie, and soon enough the second movie came out with Ran. It took quite a while for the third movie to be finished, and by then things had started to change in my life.

I graduated from college, found a job, moved to another state, and eventually got married. My free time diminished quickly, and I stopped having much time to spend on the comic, much less the Cataclysm movies. Then when I had a massive donation drive to help pay the down payment on a house, I pledged that any future Cataclysm movies would be donation free.

I've tried multiple times to finish the Cataclysm movies since then, trying different approaches, and each time the work would start off strong, full of promises and hope, then dwindle until it was forgotten again. So I can't say whether the movies will ever be done, though I have faith that they will, which is why this area of the site is still up.

And if they do get finished, they will be revamped from the original. Much of the material already produced will be the same, though several things will change, including the ordering of scenes. Originally, each episode would have focused on an individual character, jumping around in the actual timeline of the event, each piece contributing to the overall story. In the revamped version, the chronology will be much more linear, with only three acts, divided into three or four chapters each. Whether the movies would be released as three episodes or one big animation, I can't say. But the outline would look like:

Act One
  Chapter One: The End
  Chapter Two: The Beginning
  Chapter Three: Initiation
Act Two
  Chapter Four: Round One
  Chapter Five: Intermission
  Chapter Six: Round Two
Act Three
  Chapter Seven: Final Round
  Chapter Eight: Blues
  Chapter Nine: The End
Episode Two: Ran
Running Time:
3 minutes

File Size:
2.15 MB

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The second episode features everyone's favorite Commie-bot and his humorous encounter with the malicious Zero.
Cast:
Ran as Ran
Dave Anez as Zero
Featuring:
Art by Dave Anez
(with Megami & Chick Bot)
Custom Sprites by Ran

Episode Three: Roll
Running Time:
4 minutes

File Size:
1.06 MB

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The third movie centers on the rebellious Roll, doing her best to help her brother, but sometimes that's not enough.
Cast:
Liss as Roll
Rick O'Shay as Blues & Dr. Light
Dave Anez as Zero & Ran
Featuring:
Plague as Forte (sorta)
Art by Chick Bot
Custom Sprites by Ran

Episode Four: Prologue
Running Time:
? minutes

File Size:
? MB

The fourth and latest movie tells how the whole thing began, and like most trouble in Rock Man's world, it starts with Dr. Wily.
Cast:
Esper as Dr. Wily
Plague as Forte
Dave Anez as Zero
Featuring:
Liss as Roll
Art by ?
Custom Sprites by Ran

Episode Five: Forte
Coming Sooner Rather Than Later!

Episode Six: The Author
Coming Later!

Episode Seven: Rock
When Hell Freezes Over!

Episode Eight: Epilogue
Sometime Before I Die!

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