If Dr. Light and Dr. Wily weren't enough for ya, Resident Evil 3 has one more Mega Man-themed surprise.
Just as you exit the derelict subway station (the one with the Dr. Light and Dr. Wily poster) there's an alleyway blocked by two zombies. Beyond the undead pair, you'll find an abandoned toy shop, "Toy Uncle", that's filled with all kinds of Mega Man merchandise. And not just *any* Mega Man merchandise – Bad Box Art Mega Man. Figures, posters, replica helmets.
The toy includes such phrases as:
"I'm the man. The myth. The Mega." "Gettin' Mega with it." and "I like big bots, and I cannot lie."
The existence of Bad Box Art Mega Man – a presumed fictional superhero in this alternate Resident Evil universe – throws a wrench in the (half serious) theory that the Mega Man games take place after the events of the zombie outbreak. OR maybe it's this very superhero that inspires Dr. Light to create Mega Man in the first place?
Yeah; try not to think about it too hard. Like the Light and Wily poster, this is all in good humor.