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Happy Birthday, Megaman
Season 1, Episode 13
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Air date December 2, 1989
Written by Jeffrey Scott
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"Happy Birthday, Megaman" is a Season 1 episode of Captain N: The Game Master. It is the thirteenth episode of both the season and the series, as well as the Season 1 finale.

The episode was written by Jeffrey Scott.

Plot summary[]

It's Mega Man's birthday, but the robot is upset because he isn't a human being like the rest of his N Team friends. Fortunately, he finds out about the Warp of Life - a mysterious warp zone that has the power to grant life. So Mega Man, with his friends in tow, sets out to gain humanity.

Character appearances[]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

N Team Forces of Chaos Others


  • One of only two Season 1 episodes in which Mother Brain and her lackeys don't appear.
  • Dr. Wright is mentioned next in "The Big Game" and makes a cameo in "Having a Ball", with his next full appearance in "Germ Wars".
  • Last episode to be animated by Dongyang Animation.
  • Last episode to have music composed by Shuki Levy and Haim Saban. From the next episode onwards, Michael Tavera takes over as the new composer for the series.
  • Even though this was Shuki Levy's Last Episode composing for Captain N,but funny enough,this won't be his last time composing something for the Mega Man franchise,because Interesting Enough,Speaking of Mega Man and Shuki Levy,before the production of the Ruby Spears Mega Man Cartoon began years later,Shuki Levy (Who did the Music for Season 1 of Captain N) Composed an unused Theme song (Which differed Greatly from the more Well known "Super Fighting Robot" Theme song) for a possible 80's Mega Man Pilot Series in France. but sadly,the concept of that may have been Scraped at the Last second. (Similar to what Happened with "Buddy Boy",the scraped Prototype version of Captain N The Game Master) However,furthermore Ashi Productions (A Japanese Anime Studio in japan that Co-Produced the Ruby Spears Mega Man Cartoon) years later produced a Mega Man OVA Pilot called "Mega Man: Upon a Star",which served as a Pilot for the much Later Ruby Spears Cartoon which Much of it's Concept (Including some of the Ocean Group Voice actors) including the possible canceled French Animated Series later inspired the American Ruby Spears Cartoon (Funny how life works sometimes for the Mega Man
  • furthermore,to add to the confusion,the unused Theme song had lyrics in French instead of English (and it was even included on Shuki Levy's official Music Website!),meaning that the scraped concept for a Planned French Mega Man Animated Pilot Series was probully gonna be produced by either Dic Entertainment or Saban Entertainment. (Meaning,that Dic was gonna attempt a more Faithful adaptation of Mega Man before the Production of the Ruby Spears Mega Man cartoon Began). or Either that,Shuki Levy may have also planned to use an English Translation of the unused Song in an episode of Captain N,but was cut dued to NBC Budget cuts.




  • In the opening scene, there is a blizzard. Just minutes later, it's sunny outside.
  • The Warp of Life wishes Mega Man happy birthday at the end of the episode, but the N Team had spent weeks at the carnival.
  • Mega Man becomes human at the end of the episode, yet in later episodes this has no effect on him whatsoever. He can still use all his robotic abilities and super strength, and still describes himself as having mechanical components at times.


  • In the beginning of this episode Megaman is ungrateful for his birthday gifts, that's not the Megaman I know.
    • On the other hand, only the first two Megaman games ever released had come out when this show aired, and they did effectively nothing to explore his personality besides having him fight Dr. Wily.
    • Also to note,that sense Mega Man mentioned earlier in the episode on how the other N Team Members treat him more as a security Guard robot rather than an Actual N-Team Member,the Machine Parts that Kevin and Kid Icaurus give him as Birthday gifts further remind him on how he's not human like his other N Team pals which hurts his self esteem as a robot which makes it understandable on why he was so ungrateful for his birthday gifts and why he was so rude to Mega Girl throughout the majority of the episode moments later. (It also didn't help much either that Mega Girl herself was a Birthday Gift from Dr Wright to serve as a Robot Playmate for Mega Man which was the final nail in the coffin that drove Mega Man to a Mentle Breakdown to snap at his friends like
  • How does Megaman, a robot, have a birthday? Birthdays are for humans.
  • Actually, Dr Wright never did specifically say that Robots can have birthdays like humans which he did mention that Mega Man was close to as a Human he can make him which he wasn't Born 3 years ago like a Normal Human but was "Turned on",which meaning Dr Wright never actually specifify an actual Birth Date for Megaman but rather just throw him a party in his honor,since Robots don't have Birth Marks like Humans do.
  • How did Duke find the map to the Warp of Life? The episode never explains where it came from or how Duke knew what it was.
  • Why does Mega Man think the map is a newspaper when he first sees it? It doesn't really look like one. Besides, the Palace of Power isn't on any newspaper routes that we know of, and Duke seems to be well-trained enough not to steal newspapers or chase after Videoland's newspaper carriers.
  • Princess Lana is suspicious of the map and the legend of the Warp of Life, but Kevin and Mega Man become very interested in it right away. After surviving so many of Mother Brain's plots and traps (especially in "Metroid Sweet Metroid"), shouldn't Kevin have learned to be more cautious?
  • Dr. Wright puts a "happiness chip" on Mega Man, and he acts happy for the duration of the "Shake It Up" montage. So why is he mean to Mega Girl only a few scenes later?
    • It's possible that Mega Girl accidentally deactivates the happiness chip when she shuts off the merry-go-round to snap the N Team out of their happy trance.
    • Also,as Mentioned Above,it also didn't help much either that Mega Man was going through a Mentle (Self Esteem) Mid Life Crisis throughout the Entire episode,which just looking at Mega Girl further reminds him that he's not Human like the other N-Team Members.
  • Dr. Wright claims he "could invent anything in the lab in the Pleasure Zone" even though the lab has no equipment whatsoever aside from a few test tubes.
  • Just what was Mega Girl doing out there in the middle of the ocean anyway? (It's doubtful that she was spending her free time going fishing.)
  • The end of the episode claims that Mega Girl already passed the Three Challenges, entered the Warp of Life, and became human before Mega Man did. However, this is inconsistent with the Season 2 episode "Germ Wars", in which Mega Man doesn't know what stomach acid is. Hasn't he had time to learn about human biology, or have Mega Girl teach him about it? (She probably has more time to teach him than Dr. Wright does.)

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