Originally Posted by UCB Disco
Umm, no. Just no. Mega Man is the best. Proto Man is literally what his name says, "Prototype". He's a weaker version of Mega Man, and if you played the game with both characters, you'd realize that Proto Man takes more damage than Mega Man.
As for Bass, I have nothing against him, but he's still too fresh on the market to be better than Mega Man.
Have fun beating Hard with the blue weiner. Took me about 6 hours with Proto Man and it'll take even longer with Mega Man.