MEGAMIND FANDOM CRASH COURSE
aka the “I’m just walking into this fandom after the movie has been out for three years what is going on and why is there a bottle of lube on the counter and why is there fire everywhere” course
#1) There really are no rules aside from not being a dick to other fandom members. We’re all adults and we don’t play that bullying game yo’.
#2) Speaking of all adults, if you’re not 18+ please tell us immediately because we don’t want to put you in an awful position. But the majority of the fandom are in their mid twenties or older and it usually has been, so yeah adults all up in this fandom. What are kids movies nobody knowwws
#3) There is no sequel and if someone says otherwise they are most certainly lying. They WERE working on a sequel, but it was dropped after a lot of hush-hush bullshit that led the fandom on too long and confused us all. (There are apparently 3 sequel scripts sitting around somewhere at DWA but I cannot confirm the source of this, but the likelihood of this being true is very high.)
#4) When you see Megamind animated in a white suit, that is from the 13min short “Megamind: The Button of Doom”, which was on some versions of the BluRay and the DVD double-packs, and is now on Netflix or as a download on iTunes.
#5) The Doom Syndicate are a group of side-villains that were pulled rather late in the production of the movie. They can still be seen in the Art of Megamind book (in color storyboards even!), and in the video games.
#6) Popular Doom Syndicate characters in the fandom include but aren’t limited to: Hot Flash, Psycho Delic, and Lady Doppler.
#7) Vice Versa is an OC, one of the very first in this fandom— which took off immediately and burst into ridiculous amounts of fan-material. He is a VERY evil clone of Megamind.
#8) There is a roleplay game going on here loosely named “Tumblr Metrocity”. It actually kind of makes sense despite being disorganized from the very start and established without any rules. (That’s just kind of how this fandom rolls!) Metro City is essentially in the middle of an odd dimensional rift and characters come and go. This means alternate universes, alternate types of Megaminds (hero, villain, genderbent, doing their own thing, etc etc) and various OCs. It’s been going on for two years now. (I play a villain Megamind that was as-canon-as-possible up until the timeline events of the movie came and passed, making him still-evil and very conflicted by his destiny… It makes sense to us, I swear!)
#9) You should probably get comfortable with tentacles if you’re not already
#10) In fact this fandom has a lot of kinkage so prepare yoursellf
#11) We don’t kinkshame or have shipping wars here. No really. I’m serious. We don’t give a shit. Pair up who you want we’ll probably read it and ask for seconds
#12) “The Great Nipple Debate” was an old fandom joke-war on the assumption that Megamind has a nip-slip with the black mamba torn up. This was when it was still in theaters and all we had were crappy camvids. Some people think it’s a nipple, others don’t, but it doesn’t matter, do your own thing.
#13) The brainbots’ sounds are written out as “bowg bowg bowg”.
#14) Metro Man’s name is “Wayne Scott” to the fandom. This was found by Metro Man’s adoptive parents being the Scott’s, and the name Wayne being used for him in the original script. It’s another superhero joke, har har.
#15) The original script is titled “Mastermind” and was originally intended to be a much more adult live-action movie. (Megamind makes reference to his own balls.)
#16) That script also mentions Megamind’s real name is “Bubsy” and the entire fandom has appeared to collectively “lol how about no” at that. (The original writers made a decision, and we’ve elected to ignore it…) His most logical “real” name would be John Doe, with the possible nickname “Blue” while growing up. This is merely a common headcanon among fans, but go with what you wish obviously!
#17) Megamind’s birthday is somewhere in December, fandom guesses. A lot of us think it’s December 17th. He would be a Sagittarius.
#18) The characters have no “official” ages outside of Hal, however Megamind, Minion, and Metro Man have all been confirmed to be somewhere in their mid-30s or 40s.
#19) The LiveJournal Community was the original fandom homebase, before Tumblr became a thing. The fandom had been ridiculously active had and once passed 1,000 members, made near 7,000 posts, and has accumulated around 105,000 comments. The community has slowed down to nothing and most of the fandom has migrated here. Although its scattered, we all keep in touch via the “Megamind” tag.
#20) There is an AIM chat, ask a fan to join :3
#21) Recommended official materials would be the Art of Megamind book and the comics. There is the prequel comic for free on the main movie website. “The Mega Collection” includes all four of the other comics that were released. Approach the comics with caution, as there is a lot of inconsistency and “lol wut” among them. The video games aren’t TOO bad, but still not great. If you want to see the Doom Syndicate in action, that would be where to find them.
#22) There are various video games: the PS3/XBOX360 are the same game, the PSP/DS are the same, and the WII one is its own (and really bad, except you can play as Hot Flash which is awesome). There’s also a mobile game for some phones but I couldn’t tell you what it’s like at all.
#23) Popular headcanons, which you can take or leave of course, are: Minion always cooks and cleans, Megamind can’t cook at all and can essentially burn salad, Megamind is a sugar junkie, the brainbots are essentially dogs, Megamind’s home planet was heavily aquatic and thus he is very naturally good at swimming and holding his breath underwater, Megamind can see in the dark, Metro Man is gay, Megamind is bisexual, Megamind has been kidnapping Roxanne for many many years prior to the movie,
Roxanne and him hump like bunnies the end
#24) There are a lot of lies being thrown around within Dreamworks and a few involve the apparent need to fire many of the employees after the box office failure of Rise of the Guardians and the giant hit the company took from it. About half a year later Katzenberg was called out on trying to pay $75mil for 3 more Breaking Bad episodes. That’s over half of the budget for Megamind, and was not even contributing to the company itself. And on the subject of “wtf”, Megamind has been almost entirely wiped from their advertising materials and websites, as if being swept under the rug… possibly in hopes the fandom will shut up (and no, it hasn’t actually worked.) But that’s just my personal speculation. I am a very opinionated fan.
#25) Turbo was made instead of Megamind 2. Just let that sink in. (Turbo was also admitted to be a joke pitch that won a contest within the company.)
#26) DashCon Megamind is a fandom get-together finally happening at this year’s DashCon near Chicago this summer. We already have hotel rooms booked for it and many members are confirmed to be showing up. If you are interested and are a known fandom member, get in touch with dani-kin.
I will probably update this at some point because I’m sure I’ll need to edit it with more things or edit typos or whatever, but right now I’m tired so here you go, Merry Buttmas.
Ps. I am a super opinionated asshole, news at eleven