The blame for Wily's ineptitude really resides with Capcom. In the first game what Wily was trying to do made perfect sense. Wily and Light, the two best robotic designers in the world, teamed up to build six environmental robots that would be able to help usher the world into a new golden age. Seeing an opportunity, however, Wily reprogrammed the robots and used them to try and take over the world.

It makes sense. Again, easy, clear, concise, to-the-point. The robots were super-powerful and nothing on Earth could touch them. Plainly, Wily, having control of the robots, had all the power. It was only because Light reprogrammed one of his service bots to be a warrior bot that Wily was defeated.

So what does he do? He goes back to the drawing board and makes more robots that were even more powerful. Mega Man goes out, works ever harder, and defeats Wily again. At this point we have to think "well, okay, plainly Wily has tried that bag of tricks twice, and it's just not working. Time to stop." But no. Capcom had a formula and they weren't going to deviate from it. They would use that same scheme for another eight games.

It makes a evil genius look pretty dumb. The definition of insanity? Trying the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.
 
dutchguy
2016-03-28 03:20:24 
Well in game Wily forced another roboticist to make the robots by kidnapping his daughter, in another he used a timeachine to bring technology from the future back to the present and he also once hosted a robot world tournament and reprogrammed the winners who were clearly among the most powerful robots in the world at that time.
    

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