History Anime / GreatMazinger

15th Oct '17 10:24:02 AM lillolillo
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* StayInTheKitchen: Often Tetsuya will taunt Jun saying if she can't put up with their harsh training then she should stay in the kitchen. Jun's retort is always swift and violent.
30th Jun '17 5:50:33 AM fruitstripegum
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* BigDamnHeroes (Tetsuya's forte. Even his debut was a BigDamnHeroes moment in the final episode of ''Anime/MazingerZ'', where, fresh off beating Dr. Hell, a new, more powerful army appears and promptly whups Mazinger Z. When all hope seems lost, the brand shiny new Great Mazinger shows up on scene and proceeds to hand the new enemies their butts. Tends to happen a lot in the remakes, generally kicked off with a nice, big Thunder Break).

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* BigDamnHeroes (Tetsuya's BigDamnHeroes: Tetsuya's forte. Even his debut was a BigDamnHeroes moment in the final episode of ''Anime/MazingerZ'', where, fresh off beating Dr. Hell, a new, more powerful army appears and promptly whups Mazinger Z. When all hope seems lost, the brand shiny new Great Mazinger shows up on scene and proceeds to hand the new enemies their butts. Tends to happen a lot in the remakes, generally kicked off with a nice, big Thunder Break).Break.



* ButNotTooForeign (June combines this with ButNotTooBlack.)
* ButtMonkey (General Hadias's role in a nutshell, he only gets to use three of his warrior beasts in the entire series while the other six generals use much more and multicapable robotic types pretty much take over the second half of the show (although they are shown much earlier). However, he is the only general in the show to hold his own against the Mazingers in the final showdown).

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* ButNotTooForeign (June ButNotTooForeign: June combines this with ButNotTooBlack.)
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* ButtMonkey (General ButtMonkey: General Hadias's role in a nutshell, he only gets to use three of his warrior beasts in the entire series while the other six generals use much more and multicapable robotic types pretty much take over the second half of the show (although they are shown much earlier). However, he is the only general in the show to hold his own against the Mazingers in the final showdown).showdown.



* CanonImmigrant (Great Mazinger later gets featured in the alternate retelling of the first of the trilogy, ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'')

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* CanonImmigrant (Great CanonImmigrant: Great Mazinger later gets featured in the alternate retelling of the first of the trilogy, ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'') ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}''.



* CharacterDevelopment (The characters of ''Mazinger Z ''had only the basics of this, but the ones of ''Great'' get a bit more fleshed out. [[spoiler: I.e: Tetsuya's jealousy of Kouji for being Kenzou's ''true'' son [[ValuesDissonance which make more sense for Japanese viewers than Westerners due to honor and blood line issues]], Jun being a victim of discrimination for being the daughter of a black man and a Japanese woman, Shirou's relationship with Kenzou himself...]] )

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* CharacterDevelopment (The CharacterDevelopment: The characters of ''Mazinger Z ''had only the basics of this, but the ones of ''Great'' get a bit more fleshed out. [[spoiler: I.e: Tetsuya's jealousy of Kouji for being Kenzou's ''true'' son [[ValuesDissonance which make more sense for Japanese viewers than Westerners due to honor and blood line issues]], Jun being a victim of discrimination for being the daughter of a black man and a Japanese woman, Shirou's relationship with Kenzou himself...]] )]]



* {{Crossover}} (Out of all 70's anime based on Dynamic Productions mangas ''Great'' has the biggest number of crossovers - one with ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', one with ''Manga/GetterRobo'', one with ''Getter Robo G'' and one with ''Getter Robo G'' and ''Grendizer'' at the same time).

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* {{Crossover}} (Out {{Crossover}}: Out of all 70's anime based on Dynamic Productions mangas ''Great'' has the biggest number of crossovers - one with ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', one with ''Manga/GetterRobo'', one with ''Getter Robo G'' and one with ''Getter Robo G'' and ''Grendizer'' at the same time).time.



* TheDragon (Great General of Darkness (aka Ankoku Daishogun). CoDragons include Archduke Gorgon, Minister Argos, the Seven Mikenese Generals (mostly Julicaeser), and Marquise Janus (Gorgon's successor after [[spoiler:being destroyed by a Thunder Break in episode 22]].)
** Dr. Hell as the Great Marshal of Hell takes over his position starting in episode 36 after [[spoiler: he dies in combat against Great Mazinger five episodes earlier]].



* TheDragon: Great General of Darkness (aka Ankoku Daishogun). CoDragons include Archduke Gorgon, Minister Argos, the Seven Mikenese Generals (mostly Julicaeser), and Marquise Janus (Gorgon's successor after [[spoiler:being destroyed by a Thunder Break in episode 22]].
** Dr. Hell as the Great Marshal of Hell takes over his position starting in episode 36 after [[spoiler: he dies in combat against Great Mazinger five episodes earlier]].



* LavaAddsAwesome: One of the weapons of Marquis Janus' IslandBase was an artificial volcano built on the island could vomit rocks and lava when Janus needed.



* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger (Great's trademark pose when using Thunder Break)

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* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger (Great's GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Great's trademark pose when using Thunder Break)Break.



* Myth/GreekMythology: (Pretty much the theme of the main villains).

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* Myth/GreekMythology: (Pretty Pretty much the theme of the main villains).villains.



* LatexSpaceSuit (The pilot suits)

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* LatexSpaceSuit (The LatexSpaceSuit: The pilot suits)suits.
* LavaAddsAwesome: One of the weapons of Marquis Janus' IslandBase was an artificial volcano built on the island could vomit rocks and lava when Janus needed.



* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Marquis Janus- could change size when needed. However usually she turned her HumongousMecha into human-sized, so maybe it inverts the trope.
* MalignedMixedMarriage: Jun Hono is mentioned as having been bullied for being the child of a Japanese mother and an African-American father. This was especially notable for an anime during TheSeventies, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped when issues like racism were rarely discussed in the Japanese media at all, let alone in children's programming]].



* MalignedMixedMarriage: Jun Hono is mentioned as having been bullied for being the child of a Japanese mother and an African-American father. This was especially notable for an anime during TheSeventies, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped when issues like racism were rarely discussed in the Japanese media at all, let alone in children's programming]].
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Marquis Janus- could change size when needed. However usually she turned her HumongousMecha into human-sized, so maybe it inverts the trope.



* ParentalAbandonment ([[spoiler: Tetsuya and Jun are orphans raised by Dr. Kenzou Kabuto.]])

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* ParentalAbandonment ([[spoiler: ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Tetsuya and Jun are orphans raised by Dr. Kenzou Kabuto.]])]]



* RazorWings (Great Mazinger's Great Booster).

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* RazorWings (Great RazorWings: Great Mazinger's Great Booster).Booster.



* RedOniBlueOni: Tetsuya and Kouji. Surprisingly, Kouji is the blue one, since he had matured somewhat in America and tried thinking strategically(not to mention having quite a lot of combat experience), whereas Tetsuya's jealousy turned him rash and impulsive.

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* RedOniBlueOni: Tetsuya and Kouji. Surprisingly, Kouji is the blue one, since he had matured somewhat in America and tried thinking strategically(not strategically (not to mention having quite a lot of combat experience), whereas Tetsuya's jealousy turned him rash and impulsive.



* TagalongKid: Shiro Kabuto, right like in the original series.



* TagalongKid: Shiro Kabuto, right like in the original series.



* TokenMinority (Jun is a [[ButNotTooForeign half-black]] female lead *and* the love interest for the main character, reasonably impressive for a 1970s Japan kids' show.)

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* TokenMinority (Jun TokenMinority: Jun is a [[ButNotTooForeign half-black]] female lead *and* the love interest for the main character, reasonably impressive for a 1970s Japan kids' show.)



* UngratefulBastard: Tetsuya and Jun had the same kind of gratitude and regard Kouji and Sayaka received for their world-saving efforts. Or even worse. In the manga episodes penned by GosakuOta -one of the Creator/GoNagai assistants-, Great Marshall Of Hell [[spoiler:warned he would blow Tokyo up unless the HomeBase and the HumongousMecha of the heroes were destroyed. People demanded the Government yielded... And they did. The Fortress of Science was destroyed, and Tetsuya and his allies were forced to flee and lie low for a while.]] During that time they had absolutely NO help to try and keep defending the humankind. They got many insults, though.

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* UngratefulBastard: Tetsuya and Jun had recieve the same kind of gratitude and regard Kouji and Sayaka received for their world-saving efforts.efforts - none. Or even worse. In the manga episodes penned by GosakuOta -one of the Creator/GoNagai assistants-, Great Marshall Of Hell [[spoiler:warned he would blow Tokyo up unless the HomeBase and the HumongousMecha of the heroes were destroyed. People demanded the Government yielded... And they did. The Fortress of Science was destroyed, and Tetsuya and his allies were forced to flee and lie low for a while.]] During that time they had absolutely NO help to try and keep defending the humankind. They got many insults, though.



* [[spoiler:YouKilledMyFather]]: It happened in the last episode to [[spoiler: Kouji and Tetsuya]], that went in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge because it.

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* [[spoiler:YouKilledMyFather]]: It happened in the last episode to [[spoiler: Kouji and Tetsuya]], that and they went in on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge because it.
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26th Apr '17 7:20:00 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** In the ''Great Mazinger vs Manga/GetterRobo'' feature, Tetsuya tried all Great Mazinger's weapons against an EldritchAbomination. Neither did work, and the monster ripped off his mecha's arms and melted one leg. What Tetsuya did? Trying ''headbutting'' it.

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** In the ''Great Mazinger vs Manga/GetterRobo'' feature, Tetsuya tried all of Great Mazinger's weapons against an EldritchAbomination. Neither did work, None of them worked, and the monster ripped off his mecha's Great's arms and melted one leg. What did Tetsuya did? Trying ''headbutting'' it.do? He tried to ''headbutt it''.
26th Apr '17 7:18:46 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* TheWorfEffect: Tetsuya was stablished on both series how an excellent HumongousMecha AcePilot, BloodKnight CombatPragmatist and highly competent, HotBlooded Badass. In the reimaginings (''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' and ''Anime/ShinMazinger'') how did you show the situation at hand was dangerous and the villain a serious threat? Simple. Pit Tetsuya against said villain and injure him or make him struggle.
** Venus A was also used like a punching bag by the Mycenae Warrior Monsters when it was needed showing how terrible they were.
* WorthyOpponent: Tetsuya and Ankoku Daishogun. And its mutual. Some of the Mycene general also view Tetsuya as a opponent that worth fighting against.

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* TheWorfEffect: Tetsuya was stablished on established in both series how as an excellent HumongousMecha AcePilot, BloodKnight CombatPragmatist and highly competent, HotBlooded Badass. In the reimaginings (''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' and ''Anime/ShinMazinger'') how did do you show the situation at hand was is dangerous and the villain a serious threat? Simple. Pit Tetsuya against said villain and injure him or make him struggle.
** Venus A was also used like a punching bag by the Mycenae Warrior Monsters when it was needed showing to show how terrible they were.
* WorthyOpponent: Tetsuya and Ankoku Daishogun. And its mutual. Some of the Mycene Mycenae general also view Tetsuya as a opponent that worth fighting against.
26th Apr '17 7:17:01 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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Several millennia ago, a powerful civilization named Mykene thrived in the Greek island of Bardos. To defend their island from invaders, they employed [[HumongousMecha metallic giants]] [[ChestBlaster that blasted tongues of fire from their chests]]. However, an earthquake destroyed their island and the Mykene disappeared. For a long while it was believed they perished right then, but it was false. In reality they were forced to seek shelter underground, and a lot of them grafted their heads into powerful mechanical bodies to survive. However they longed to return to the surface again and getting the sunlight, fresh air, and unpolluted water back.

Many centuries later, Dr. Hell and Dr. Kabuto conducted research on Bardos and through different means both of them reached the conclusion that their civilization was still alive. Dr. Hell decided on allying himself with one them. (Which turned out to be a bad move). Dr. Kabuto suspected the Mykene were preparing to return to the surface and take it back from humans and he decided to start taking precautions.

When his son and his daughter-in-law were mortally injured in a laboratory accident that went awry, he turned his son into a cyborg to keep him alive and revealed to him his plans and his fears. Kenzo Kabuto agreed to work secretly to prevent the Mykene invasion.

After the ending of ''Anime/MazingerZ'', Mazinger Z was easily destroyed by the Mykene Battle Beasts. Kouji and Sayaka went to study in America, leaving the defense of Earth on the hands of Tetsuya Tsurugi and Jun Hono, two combat-pro [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan orphans]] who are slightly DarkerAndEdgier compared to Kouji and Sayaka. Piloting Great Mazinger -an upgrade to Mazinger Z, built by Kenzo, Koujiís NotQuiteDead father, by improving upon his fatherís plans- and Venus A, [[BattleCouple Tetsuya and Jun]] go to battle the Mykene Empire, led by the Emperor of Darkness, and eventually Tetsuya becomes the WorthyOpponent of TheDragon, The Great General of Darkness.

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Several millennia ago, a powerful civilization named Mykene Mycenae thrived in the Greek island of Bardos. To defend their island from invaders, they employed [[HumongousMecha metallic giants]] [[ChestBlaster that blasted tongues of fire from their chests]]. However, an earthquake destroyed their island and the Mykene Mycenae disappeared. For a long while it was believed they perished right then, but it was false. In reality they were forced to seek shelter underground, and a lot of them grafted their heads into powerful mechanical bodies to survive. However they longed to return to the surface again and getting the sunlight, fresh air, and unpolluted water back.

Many centuries later, Dr. Hell and Dr. Kabuto conducted research on Bardos and through different means both of them reached the conclusion that their civilization was still alive. Dr. Hell decided on allying himself with one them. (Which turned out to be a bad move). Dr. Kabuto suspected the Mykene Mycenae were preparing to return to the surface and take it back from humans and he decided to start taking precautions.

When his son and his daughter-in-law were mortally injured in a laboratory accident that went awry, he turned his son into a cyborg to keep him alive and revealed to him his plans and his fears. Kenzo Kabuto agreed to work secretly to prevent the Mykene Mycenae invasion.

After the ending of ''Anime/MazingerZ'', Mazinger Z was easily destroyed by the Mykene Mycenae Battle Beasts. Kouji and Sayaka went to study in America, leaving the defense of Earth on the hands of Tetsuya Tsurugi and Jun Hono, two combat-pro [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan orphans]] who are slightly DarkerAndEdgier compared to Kouji and Sayaka. Piloting Great Mazinger -an upgrade to Mazinger Z, built by Kenzo, Koujiís NotQuiteDead father, by improving upon his fatherís plans- and Venus A, [[BattleCouple Tetsuya and Jun]] go to battle the Mykene Mycenae Empire, led by the Emperor of Darkness, and eventually Tetsuya becomes the WorthyOpponent of TheDragon, The Great General of Darkness.



* AHeadAtEachEnd: Several Mykene War Beasts had a head at each end (an occurrence happened more often than you would think since ALL Mykene War Beasts had several heads: one of them was the {{Humongous Mecha}}'s head and the other -or others- belonging to the human warrior fused with the mecha). This trope was used for first time in the Mazinger universe in the ''Mazinger Z vs Great General of Darkness'' feature.

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* AHeadAtEachEnd: Several Mykene Mycenae War Beasts had a head at each end (an occurrence happened more often than you would think since ALL Mykene Mycenae War Beasts had several heads: one of them was the {{Humongous Mecha}}'s head and the other -or others- belonging to the human warrior fused with the mecha). This trope was used for first time in the Mazinger universe in the ''Mazinger Z vs Great General of Darkness'' feature.



* AbusivePrecursors: The Mykene Empire.

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* AbusivePrecursors: The Mykene Mycenae Empire.



* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: The Mykene inhabited the Greek island of Bardos. Their technologic level was miles ahead of any other culture of the same time, and the rest of the world would need millennia to catch up. However, one earthquake shook their island and destroyed their cities, and they were forced to seek shelter underground. They founded another civilization BeneathTheEarth, but on the surface the only remainder left of their presence were abandoned, decaying ruins, and old legends about the HumongousMecha they used to defend their land.

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* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: The Mykene Mycenae inhabited the Greek island of Bardos. Their technologic level was miles ahead of any other culture of the same time, and the rest of the world would need millennia to catch up. However, one earthquake shook their island and destroyed their cities, and they were forced to seek shelter underground. They founded another civilization BeneathTheEarth, but on the surface the only remainder left of their presence were abandoned, decaying ruins, and old legends about the HumongousMecha they used to defend their land.



* AirborneAircraftCarrier: Mykeros and later Demonika, Mykene Empire's flying fortresses. All of them were flying fortresses with formidable attack powress and capability to store several War Beasts.

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* AirborneAircraftCarrier: Mykeros and later Demonika, Mykene Mycenae Empire's flying fortresses. All of them were flying fortresses with formidable attack powress and capability to store several War Beasts.



* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Mykene play with this trope. The Warrior Monsters are HumongousMecha with the head of a Mykene soldier implanted in the giant mechanical body. Since the soldiers are indoctrinated to attack and wipe out anything non-related to the Mykene civilization, the trope is justified. On the other hand, the commanders of the army display different personalities and even honorable qualities (specially Ankoku Daishogun), and even though they are not portrayed like good, they are not portrayed like proud of being evil, but like a proud race of warriors want to return to the surface world after being forced to living underground for millennia.
* AnimalMecha: The Mykene Empire army was split in seven armies. Five out of those seven armies were named after the animals their mechas resembled: mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes and insects.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Mykene Mycenae play with this trope. The Warrior Monsters are HumongousMecha with the head of a Mykene Mycenae soldier implanted in the giant mechanical body. Since the soldiers are indoctrinated to attack and wipe out anything non-related to the Mykene Mycenae civilization, the trope is justified. On the other hand, the commanders of the army display different personalities and even honorable qualities (specially Ankoku Daishogun), and even though they are not portrayed like good, they are not portrayed like proud of being evil, but like a proud race of warriors want to return to the surface world after being forced to living underground for millennia.
* AnimalMecha: The Mykene Mycenae Empire army was split in seven armies. Five out of those seven armies were named after the animals their mechas resembled: mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes and insects.



* BeneathTheEarth: The Mykene. Their civilization thrived in the Greek island of Bardos millennia ago. An earthquake destroyed their island and forced them to seek shelter underground. They lived below Earth for millennia, building their cities in networks of subterranean tunnels and caverns and grafting their bodies into HumongousMecha to survive. Unlike fromn other examples from this trope they did not strictly harbored a grudge against humans... but they did not like them, nonetheless.

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* BeneathTheEarth: The Mykene.Mycenae. Their civilization thrived in the Greek island of Bardos millennia ago. An earthquake destroyed their island and forced them to seek shelter underground. They lived below Earth for millennia, building their cities in networks of subterranean tunnels and caverns and grafting their bodies into HumongousMecha to survive. Unlike fromn other examples from this trope they did not strictly harbored a grudge against humans... but they did not like them, nonetheless.



** And don't even try to hurt or threaten Jun or Kenzo, as a Mykene Battle Beast found the hard way.

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** And don't even try to hurt or threaten Jun or Kenzo, as a Mykene Mycenae Battle Beast found the hard way.



*** Several Mykene Battle Beasts found the hard -and extremely painful- way. [[spoiler:Great Marshall of Hell being one of them.]]

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*** Several Mykene Mycenae Battle Beasts found the hard -and extremely painful- way. [[spoiler:Great Marshall of Hell being one of them.]]



* BigCreepyCrawlies: Overlapping with AnimalMecha, one whole host of the Mykene Empire army were bio-mechanical, massive insects. Their commander, General Scarabeth, resembled a gigantic rhinoceros beetle.

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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Overlapping with AnimalMecha, one whole host of the Mykene Mycenae Empire army were bio-mechanical, massive insects. Their commander, General Scarabeth, resembled a gigantic rhinoceros beetle.



* BlackAndWhiteMorality: At first sight the Mazinger trilogy seems belonging to this trope since the the heroes are mostly good guys and the villains tend to be pure evil, but in reality the morality in these series is more greyish than it seems. [[MadScientist Dr.]] [[BigBad Hell]] [[FreudianExcuse became mad after having endured years of abuse, insults and mockery from everybody -including his parents- since he was a little kid, and even when he made a good action, he usually got beaten and scorned]]. [[Anime/GreatMazinger The Great General of Darkness]] wanted to take over the surface world because the Mykene civilization had been forced to live underground for millennia and he wanted his people to once again enjoy things humans take for granted; seeing sunlight again and breathing fresh air. [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Emperor Vega]] began invading other planets because his own homeworld was dying, and several of his henchmen were {{WellIntentionedExtremist}}s wanted establishing a benevolent dictatorship because they genuinely believed Earth's people would be better off. And, frankly, humans in [[Anime/MazingerZ the]] [[Anime/GreatMazinger Mazinger]] [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer trilogy]] often acted like [[UngratefulBastard utter]] [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] and forced the heroes to ponder why they bothered.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: At first sight the Mazinger trilogy seems belonging to this trope since the the heroes are mostly good guys and the villains tend to be pure evil, but in reality the morality in these series is more greyish than it seems. [[MadScientist Dr.]] [[BigBad Hell]] [[FreudianExcuse became mad after having endured years of abuse, insults and mockery from everybody -including his parents- since he was a little kid, and even when he made a good action, he usually got beaten and scorned]]. [[Anime/GreatMazinger The Great General of Darkness]] wanted to take over the surface world because the Mykene Mycenae civilization had been forced to live underground for millennia and he wanted his people to once again enjoy things humans take for granted; seeing sunlight again and breathing fresh air. [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Emperor Vega]] began invading other planets because his own homeworld was dying, and several of his henchmen were {{WellIntentionedExtremist}}s wanted establishing a benevolent dictatorship because they genuinely believed Earth's people would be better off. And, frankly, humans in [[Anime/MazingerZ the]] [[Anime/GreatMazinger Mazinger]] [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer trilogy]] often acted like [[UngratefulBastard utter]] [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] and forced the heroes to ponder why they bothered.



* BrainInAJar: The [[BodyHorror Kedora]]. Creator/KenIshikawa one-shot "The Relic of Evil" revealed that [[spoiler: the Mykene controlled their {{Robeast}} by grafting the brain of a soldier taught to destroy all non-Mykene civilizations into a parasitic organism, and it fused with a robot, giving the Mykene soldier complete control.]] They would show up later in ''Anime/ShinMazinger''.
* BreathWeapon: Great Typhoon. Great Mazinger blows a jet of wind from its mouth grill to blow the enemy away. It is similar to Mazinger's Rust Tornado, but without the rust effect. Many Warbeasts also had breath-based attacks, usually expelling out fire, acid or even poison. One of the seven armies of Mykene Empire (the Reptilian Warbeasts) specialized in this kind of weapons.
* TheBridge: The [[AirborneAircraftCarrier aircrafts]] of [[BeneathTheEarth the Mykene Empire]] had bridges fitted with the basic elements.

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* BrainInAJar: The [[BodyHorror Kedora]]. Creator/KenIshikawa one-shot "The Relic of Evil" revealed that [[spoiler: the Mykene Mycenae controlled their {{Robeast}} by grafting the brain of a soldier taught to destroy all non-Mykene non-Mycenae civilizations into a parasitic organism, and it fused with a robot, giving the Mykene Mycenae soldier complete control.]] They would show up later in ''Anime/ShinMazinger''.
* BreathWeapon: Great Typhoon. Great Mazinger blows a jet of wind from its mouth grill to blow the enemy away. It is similar to Mazinger's Rust Tornado, but without the rust effect. Many Warbeasts also had breath-based attacks, usually expelling out fire, acid or even poison. One of the seven armies of Mykene Mycenae Empire (the Reptilian Warbeasts) specialized in this kind of weapons.
* TheBridge: The [[AirborneAircraftCarrier aircrafts]] of [[BeneathTheEarth the Mykene Mycenae Empire]] had bridges fitted with the basic elements.



* CardCarryingVillain: DragonInChief Great General of Darkness (Ankoku Daishogun) was very clear about his goals: he wanted the ancient Mykene civilization returned to the surface world and felt the light of Sun for first time in milennia, and he thought conquering the surface and wiping the whole humanity out was the only way to accomplish that. However, BigBad Great Emperor of Darkness didn't make clear that was his motivation. Then again, he was [[spoiler:Hades.]] It's a bit hard not being evil when you are a GodOfEvil.

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* CardCarryingVillain: DragonInChief Great General of Darkness (Ankoku Daishogun) was very clear about his goals: he wanted the ancient Mykene Mycenae civilization returned to the surface world and felt the light of Sun for first time in milennia, and he thought conquering the surface and wiping the whole humanity out was the only way to accomplish that. However, BigBad Great Emperor of Darkness didn't make clear that was his motivation. Then again, he was [[spoiler:Hades.]] It's a bit hard not being evil when you are a GodOfEvil.



* CoolAirship: Mykeros and Demonika, Mykene Empire flying fortresses and airborne carriers.

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* CoolAirship: Mykeros and Demonika, Mykene Mycenae Empire flying fortresses and airborne carriers.



* {{Cyborg}}: Prof. Kenzo Kabuto and Archduke Gorgon. And if you keep in mind the Warrior Monsters were bio-mechanical HumongousMecha were controlled by the brain of a Mykene soldier grafted into it, then you have to that series' {{Robeast}}s were giant cyborgs.

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* {{Cyborg}}: Prof. Kenzo Kabuto and Archduke Gorgon. And if you keep in mind the Warrior Monsters were bio-mechanical HumongousMecha were controlled by the brain of a Mykene Mycenae soldier grafted into it, then you have to that series' {{Robeast}}s were giant cyborgs.



** It is played straight with Kenzo. His sons, Kouji and Shiro grew up believing their parents had died cause a laboratory experiment that went wrong. [[spoiler:However, Kenzo's father saved his son's life by turning him into a cyborg. However, neither of them told Kouji and Shiro he was alive because Kenzo was going to build a HumongousMecha to repel the Mykene invasion they predicted, and train its pilot. And both his father and he wanted to shield Kouji and Shiro from danger and psychological shock.]] It was not a bad reason, even if it was somewhat weak because Juzo was also building another HumongousMecha and he raised them, even if he hired a maid because he was nearly always absent. [[spoiler:When Kenzo revealed the truth to his little son, it took a long while for Shiro forgiving him. Though Kouji forgave him right away.]]

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** It is played straight with Kenzo. His sons, Kouji and Shiro grew up believing their parents had died cause a laboratory experiment that went wrong. [[spoiler:However, Kenzo's father saved his son's life by turning him into a cyborg. However, neither of them told Kouji and Shiro he was alive because Kenzo was going to build a HumongousMecha to repel the Mykene Mycenae invasion they predicted, and train its pilot. And both his father and he wanted to shield Kouji and Shiro from danger and psychological shock.]] It was not a bad reason, even if it was somewhat weak because Juzo was also building another HumongousMecha and he raised them, even if he hired a maid because he was nearly always absent. [[spoiler:When Kenzo revealed the truth to his little son, it took a long while for Shiro forgiving him. Though Kouji forgave him right away.]]



* DarkestHour: In the anime it happened in the last episode: the Mykene bombarded the Fortress of Science, Kouji and Tetsuya were forced to fight separately, Tetsuya was defeated [[spoiler: and nearly got killed]] and Prof. Kenzo Kabuto [[spoiler:died.]] And in the GosakuOta episodes it was worse AND [[FromBadToWorse things went downhill]].
** Nevertheless, in that same manga the DarkestHour happened in one of the last arcs: Great Marshall of Hell blackmailed the Government into destroying the Fortress of Science, Great Mazinger and Venus A. The Fortress was blown up to bits and crumbled into the ocean, the heroes were forced to flee and hiding, and while they were seeking a shelter and lying low, the Mykene army conquered Japan.

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* DarkestHour: In the anime it happened in the last episode: the Mykene Mycenae bombarded the Fortress of Science, Kouji and Tetsuya were forced to fight separately, Tetsuya was defeated [[spoiler: and nearly got killed]] and Prof. Kenzo Kabuto [[spoiler:died.]] And in the GosakuOta episodes it was worse AND [[FromBadToWorse things went downhill]].
** Nevertheless, in that same manga the DarkestHour happened in one of the last arcs: Great Marshall of Hell blackmailed the Government into destroying the Fortress of Science, Great Mazinger and Venus A. The Fortress was blown up to bits and crumbled into the ocean, the heroes were forced to flee and hiding, and while they were seeking a shelter and lying low, the Mykene Mycenae army conquered Japan.



* DoingInTheWizard: In the Mazinger versus Great General of Darkness, a prophet warns Boss and his gang -and later Kouji and his friends- about the inminent Mykene invasion. It turns out that [[spoiler:in reality he was Prof. Kenzo Kabuto, father of Kouji and Shiro, who kenw about the Mykene for reasons having nothing to do with prophecies.]]

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* DoingInTheWizard: In the Mazinger versus Great General of Darkness, a prophet warns Boss and his gang -and later Kouji and his friends- about the inminent Mykene Mycenae invasion. It turns out that [[spoiler:in reality he was Prof. Kenzo Kabuto, father of Kouji and Shiro, who kenw about the Mykene Mycenae for reasons having nothing to do with prophecies.]]



* EvilPlan: [[GodEmperor Emperor of Darkness]]' plan is [[TakeOverTheWorld conquering the surface world]] so that [[BeneathTheEarth the Mykene civilization]] can live above ground again.

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* EvilPlan: [[GodEmperor Emperor of Darkness]]' plan is [[TakeOverTheWorld conquering the surface world]] so that [[BeneathTheEarth the Mykene Mycenae civilization]] can live above ground again.



* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: In the ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' movie Tetsuya is fighting [[FishPeople Angoras]] and [[BigCreepyCrawlies Scarabeth]]. Tetsuya throws Great Mazinger's [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang Great Boomerang]] and right after shoots [[BreathWeapon Great Typhoon]]. Both attacks miss, both commanders laugh and ask where he is aiming at... when Great Mazinger's boomerang slices them both from behind. As he is dying, Scarabeth -Mykene army's best tactician- realizes Tetsuya had missed his boomerang throw on purpose, and he shot Great Typhoon to change the boomerang's trajectory. So he caught them by surprise and killed both of them at once.

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* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: In the ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' movie Tetsuya is fighting [[FishPeople Angoras]] and [[BigCreepyCrawlies Scarabeth]]. Tetsuya throws Great Mazinger's [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang Great Boomerang]] and right after shoots [[BreathWeapon Great Typhoon]]. Both attacks miss, both commanders laugh and ask where he is aiming at... when Great Mazinger's boomerang slices them both from behind. As he is dying, Scarabeth -Mykene -Mycenae army's best tactician- realizes Tetsuya had missed his boomerang throw on purpose, and he shot Great Typhoon to change the boomerang's trajectory. So he caught them by surprise and killed both of them at once.



* FacelessGoons: Mykene Empire's foot troops wear viking helmets cover his entire head.

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* FacelessGoons: Mykene Mycenae Empire's foot troops wear viking helmets cover his entire head.



* FinalBattle: It varies depending on if we are discussing the Creator/GoNagai manga, the anime series or the GosakuOta manga. In the anime version, [[spoiler:Great Marshall of Darkness sent several Warrior Monsters to attack the Photon Energy Research Institute as Demonika -his CoolAirship- stealthily approached the Fortress of Science. Kouji fought a powerful Warrior Beast but Tetsuya (who was irrationally jealous) refused to sortie to help him. Finally he deployed Great Mazinger, and Great Marshall chose that moment to attack. A Warrior Monster attacked Tetsuya as Demonika started bombarding the Fortress. Tetsuya was easily shot down and cut off reinforcements. Dr. Kabuto then commited a HeroicSacrifice to save him. After retrieving his corpse, Mazinger-Z, Great Mazinger, Venus A and Diana A regrouped and attacked Demonika together, blowing the Mykene army up to Hell.]] The manga versions are similar, but there is a very important difference in the GosakuOta version: Tetsuya [[spoiler:commited HeroicSacrifice, self-detonating Great Mazinger to destroy Demonika and the Mykene army.]]

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* FinalBattle: It varies depending on if we are discussing the Creator/GoNagai manga, the anime series or the GosakuOta manga. In the anime version, [[spoiler:Great Marshall of Darkness sent several Warrior Monsters to attack the Photon Energy Research Institute as Demonika -his CoolAirship- stealthily approached the Fortress of Science. Kouji fought a powerful Warrior Beast but Tetsuya (who was irrationally jealous) refused to sortie to help him. Finally he deployed Great Mazinger, and Great Marshall chose that moment to attack. A Warrior Monster attacked Tetsuya as Demonika started bombarding the Fortress. Tetsuya was easily shot down and cut off reinforcements. Dr. Kabuto then commited a HeroicSacrifice to save him. After retrieving his corpse, Mazinger-Z, Great Mazinger, Venus A and Diana A regrouped and attacked Demonika together, blowing the Mykene Mycenae army up to Hell.]] The manga versions are similar, but there is a very important difference in the GosakuOta version: Tetsuya [[spoiler:commited HeroicSacrifice, self-detonating Great Mazinger to destroy Demonika and the Mykene Mycenae army.]]



* GiantFlyer: The division of the Mykene army commanded by Birdler were all giant, bird-like mecha.

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* GiantFlyer: The division of the Mykene Mycenae army commanded by Birdler were all giant, bird-like mecha.



* GoodWingsEvilWings: Great Mazinger had two sets of wings: two red metallic wings unfolded from its back, and Big Booster (a grey JetPack docked its back. Big Booster wings were triangular and grey-colored). Several squads of the Mykene Empire army were formed by animal-shaped, bio-mechanical {{Robeast}} (such like the Avian army or the Insect army), so it was usual seeing Monster Warriors equiped with wings of bat, bird or insect.
* GrandFinale: Kouji and Tetsuya's rivalry reaches a boiling point when [[spoiler:the Mykene army attacks Mazinger and Tetsuya refuses helping Kouji. Finally, he gets talked into launching Great Mazinger, only to be shot down by a War Beast was awaiting for him. At the same time, flying aircraft Demonika appears and starts bombarding the HomeBase of the heroes. TheProfessor Kenzo Kabuto (Kouji's biological father and Tetsuya's adoptive father) commits HeroicSacrifice to save his adoptive son. Tetsuya suffers a HeroicBSOD, realizing his fear of losing his father has brought about his father's death, and Mazinger, Great Mazinger, Aphrodite and Venus combine forces to annihilate Emperor of Darkness' CoDragons and blowing up their fortress. And in one of the manga versions, Tetsuya committed another HeroicSacrifice to atone for what he had done.]]

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* GoodWingsEvilWings: Great Mazinger had two sets of wings: two red metallic wings unfolded from its back, and Big Booster (a grey JetPack docked its back. Big Booster wings were triangular and grey-colored). Several squads of the Mykene Mycenae Empire army were formed by animal-shaped, bio-mechanical {{Robeast}} (such like the Avian army or the Insect army), so it was usual seeing Monster Warriors equiped with wings of bat, bird or insect.
* GrandFinale: Kouji and Tetsuya's rivalry reaches a boiling point when [[spoiler:the Mykene Mycenae army attacks Mazinger and Tetsuya refuses helping Kouji. Finally, he gets talked into launching Great Mazinger, only to be shot down by a War Beast was awaiting for him. At the same time, flying aircraft Demonika appears and starts bombarding the HomeBase of the heroes. TheProfessor Kenzo Kabuto (Kouji's biological father and Tetsuya's adoptive father) commits HeroicSacrifice to save his adoptive son. Tetsuya suffers a HeroicBSOD, realizing his fear of losing his father has brought about his father's death, and Mazinger, Great Mazinger, Aphrodite and Venus combine forces to annihilate Emperor of Darkness' CoDragons and blowing up their fortress. And in one of the manga versions, Tetsuya committed another HeroicSacrifice to atone for what he had done.]]



* GutPunch: In the GosakuOta manga the punches started when the Mykene blew up a coast city after Great Marshall of Darkness replaced the former [[spoiler:deceased]] DragonInChief. In a few episodes the Japanese army threw an attack against the heroes and their HomeBase, [[TheProfessor Prof. Kabuto]] went through a DespairEventHorizon, the Fortress of the Science got destroyed, forcing the heroes to run away and lie low, the Mykene burnt Tokyo to ashes, conquered Japan and crafted a KillSat, obliterating whole cities. Then you have the FinalBattle. The heroes were busy building a new HomeBase when the Mykene army launch an attack. Misato [[spoiler:gets sliced in half]] in front of Tetsuya as he is unable to do anything, Mazinger-Z and Great Mazinger are trashed, Prof. Kabuto [[spoiler:dies to save Tetsuya,]] and in reaction Tetsuya, realizing it was his blame [[spoiler:commits a TakingYouWithMe HeroicSacrifice.]] The FinalBattle in the anime version was ''not quite'' so brutal, but in exchange you had [[spoiler:a scene where Prof. Kabuto dies in arms of his son Kouji.]]

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* GutPunch: In the GosakuOta manga the punches started when the Mykene Mycenae blew up a coast city after Great Marshall of Darkness replaced the former [[spoiler:deceased]] DragonInChief. In a few episodes the Japanese army threw an attack against the heroes and their HomeBase, [[TheProfessor Prof. Kabuto]] went through a DespairEventHorizon, the Fortress of the Science got destroyed, forcing the heroes to run away and lie low, the Mykene Mycenae burnt Tokyo to ashes, conquered Japan and crafted a KillSat, obliterating whole cities. Then you have the FinalBattle. The heroes were busy building a new HomeBase when the Mykene Mycenae army launch an attack. Misato [[spoiler:gets sliced in half]] in front of Tetsuya as he is unable to do anything, Mazinger-Z and Great Mazinger are trashed, Prof. Kabuto [[spoiler:dies to save Tetsuya,]] and in reaction Tetsuya, realizing it was his blame [[spoiler:commits a TakingYouWithMe HeroicSacrifice.]] The FinalBattle in the anime version was ''not quite'' so brutal, but in exchange you had [[spoiler:a scene where Prof. Kabuto dies in arms of his son Kouji.]]



* HomeBase: The Fortress of Science was the place where the heroes lived and their HQ to fight the Mykene Empire. It stood out in sea beside the Japanese shoreline and it could submerge -doubling like an UnderwaterBase-. Some parts of the building could detach off the remain and work like a submarine or a flying carrier. Mykene Empire HomeBase was necessarily an ElaborateUndergroundBase because they were a civilization lived underground.

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* HomeBase: The Fortress of Science was the place where the heroes lived and their HQ to fight the Mykene Mycenae Empire. It stood out in sea beside the Japanese shoreline and it could submerge -doubling like an UnderwaterBase-. Some parts of the building could detach off the remain and work like a submarine or a flying carrier. Mykene Mycenae Empire HomeBase was necessarily an ElaborateUndergroundBase because they were a civilization lived underground.



* IControlMyMinionsThrough: Great Emperor of Darkness was a GodEmperor, so he used Authority, Fear, Loyalty, Power and Divine Right. His minions were loyal and respected his authority because he had protected the whole Mykene civilization when they were forced to hide underground, and because its power [[spoiler:(in ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' his real identity was Hades).]]

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* IControlMyMinionsThrough: Great Emperor of Darkness was a GodEmperor, so he used Authority, Fear, Loyalty, Power and Divine Right. His minions were loyal and respected his authority because he had protected the whole Mykene Mycenae civilization when they were forced to hide underground, and because its power [[spoiler:(in ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' his real identity was Hades).]]



* ItsPersonal: Fighting the Mykene army was not a personal matter for Tetsuya... until [[spoiler:Professor Kabuto]] died. THEN it became personal right away. In the Ota manga chapters, Tetsuya has a personal grudge against Marquiss Yanus after [[spoiler: she tore Misato in half in front of him.]]

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* ItsPersonal: Fighting the Mykene Mycenae army was not a personal matter for Tetsuya... until [[spoiler:Professor Kabuto]] died. THEN it became personal right away. In the Ota manga chapters, Tetsuya has a personal grudge against Marquiss Yanus after [[spoiler: she tore Misato in half in front of him.]]



* LostTechnology: The Mykene technology. It was seen for first time when Dr. Hell foudn an army of giant robots in the island of Bardos.

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* LostTechnology: The Mykene Mycenae technology. It was seen for first time when Dr. Hell foudn an army of giant robots in the island of Bardos.



** In the ''Mazinger-Z versus Great General of Darkness'' movie it is said the legions of Mykene Warrior Monsters are commanded by Great General of Darkness. He seems to be the supreme leader of the Mykene Empire. In first episode of ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' we learnt he is the supreme commander of the Mykene ''army'', and he is under the orders of the Emperor of Darkness (also known like [[spoiler:Hades]]).

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** In the ''Mazinger-Z versus Great General of Darkness'' movie it is said the legions of Mykene Mycenae Warrior Monsters are commanded by Great General of Darkness. He seems to be the supreme leader of the Mykene Mycenae Empire. In first episode of ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' we learnt he is the supreme commander of the Mykene Mycenae ''army'', and he is under the orders of the Emperor of Darkness (also known like [[spoiler:Hades]]).



* TheMole: The Mykene Empire had a mole infiltrated among Dr. Hell's henchmen, [[spoiler:Archduke Gorgon]], and [[spoiler:Marquiss Janus]] tried to infiltrate into the Fortress of Science once by pretending being an average human girl.

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* TheMole: The Mykene Mycenae Empire had a mole infiltrated among Dr. Hell's henchmen, [[spoiler:Archduke Gorgon]], and [[spoiler:Marquiss Janus]] tried to infiltrate into the Fortress of Science once by pretending being an average human girl.



** In the GosakuOta manga episodes, Great Marshall of Darkness sucessfully blackmailed Japanese army into destroying Great Mazinger and the Fortress of Science. The army bombarded the Fortress and stormed into the place before blowing it up completely, and the heroes were forced to flee and lie low for a while. Meanwhile, Mykene army conquered Japan.
** In the last episodes of the anime and GosakuOta manga, the Mykene army struck the Fortress [[spoiler:and in the manga, Marquis Janus traped Misato and cut her in half]], and attacked Mazinger-Z and Great Mazinger separately. Kouji and Tetsuya nearly got killed, and [[spoiler:Prof. Kabuto commited a HeroicSacrifice to save Tetsuya.]] The generals of the Mykene army laughed. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Five minutes later they were not laughing]].

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** In the GosakuOta manga episodes, Great Marshall of Darkness sucessfully blackmailed Japanese army into destroying Great Mazinger and the Fortress of Science. The army bombarded the Fortress and stormed into the place before blowing it up completely, and the heroes were forced to flee and lie low for a while. Meanwhile, Mykene Mycenae army conquered Japan.
** In the last episodes of the anime and GosakuOta manga, the Mykene Mycenae army struck the Fortress [[spoiler:and in the manga, Marquis Janus traped Misato and cut her in half]], and attacked Mazinger-Z and Great Mazinger separately. Kouji and Tetsuya nearly got killed, and [[spoiler:Prof. Kabuto commited a HeroicSacrifice to save Tetsuya.]] The generals of the Mykene Mycenae army laughed. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Five minutes later they were not laughing]].



* NotSoDifferent : Proud of their skills as a warrior, protecting their kinds, yet prefer to show their superiority in combat towards their enemy, admires someone who can math their own skills, and many more to list. Yes, the only difference that Tetsuya have against the Mykene generals, especially Ankoku Daishogun is the fact that he is Human.

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* NotSoDifferent : Proud of their skills as a warrior, protecting their kinds, yet prefer to show their superiority in combat towards their enemy, admires someone who can math their own skills, and many more to list. Yes, the only difference that Tetsuya have against the Mykene Mycenae generals, especially Ankoku Daishogun is the fact that he is Human.



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Mykene. Many of them were warriors highly proud of their skills and eager for testing them, and their {{Robeast}}s were made by grafting into the body of a HumongousMecha the brain of a soldier indoctrinated to fight and exterminate all non-Mykene civilizations.

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Mykene. Mycenae. Many of them were warriors highly proud of their skills and eager for testing them, and their {{Robeast}}s were made by grafting into the body of a HumongousMecha the brain of a soldier indoctrinated to fight and exterminate all non-Mykene non-Mycenae civilizations.



* RuleOfThree: It was not so blatant like in the first series. Still, three HumongousMecha fought the Mykene. Great Mazinger, Venus-A and Boss Borot. Boss Borot was driven by three pilots: Boss, Nuke and Mucha. The BridgeBunnies are three. Prof. Kabuto had three sons [[spoiler:Tetsuya, Kouji and Shiro]]...

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* RuleOfThree: It was not so blatant like in the first series. Still, three HumongousMecha fought the Mykene.Mycenae. Great Mazinger, Venus-A and Boss Borot. Boss Borot was driven by three pilots: Boss, Nuke and Mucha. The BridgeBunnies are three. Prof. Kabuto had three sons [[spoiler:Tetsuya, Kouji and Shiro]]...



* SculptedPhysique: The Mykene have bodies that are part organic, part mechanic.

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* SculptedPhysique: The Mykene Mycenae have bodies that are part organic, part mechanic.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Jun Hono was the only female character between the heroes (and Marquiss Janus the only female member of the Mykene high command. Then again, the remainder members were humans whose brains had been grafted into HumongousMecha, so it was hard telling). That changed during the last chapters, when Sayaka was BackForTheFinale and the male to female ratio became 3:2. In the GosakuOta manga, Misato again was a recurring character in the last arcs, so the ratio became 3:3.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Jun Hono was the only female character between the heroes (and Marquiss Janus the only female member of the Mykene Mycenae high command. Then again, the remainder members were humans whose brains had been grafted into HumongousMecha, so it was hard telling). That changed during the last chapters, when Sayaka was BackForTheFinale and the male to female ratio became 3:2. In the GosakuOta manga, Misato again was a recurring character in the last arcs, so the ratio became 3:3.



* TakeOverTheWorld: The Mykene were an ancient civilization had been forced to survive underground for millennia. BigBad and PhysicalGod Emperor of Darkness and TheDragon Ankoku Daishogun wanted to return to the surface world and let their people enjoy sunlight, fresh air and clean water, and they thought take over the world was the only way to achieve that.

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* TakeOverTheWorld: The Mykene Mycenae were an ancient civilization had been forced to survive underground for millennia. BigBad and PhysicalGod Emperor of Darkness and TheDragon Ankoku Daishogun wanted to return to the surface world and let their people enjoy sunlight, fresh air and clean water, and they thought take over the world was the only way to achieve that.



* ThematicRoguesGallery: The Mykene's Warrior Beasts, split in seven thematically-organized divisions: the armies of Superhumans, Evil Ghosts, Mammalian, Avian, Aquatic, Insect and Reptilian Battle Beasts.

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* ThematicRoguesGallery: The Mykene's Mycenae's Warrior Beasts, split in seven thematically-organized divisions: the armies of Superhumans, Evil Ghosts, Mammalian, Avian, Aquatic, Insect and Reptilian Battle Beasts.



* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Subverted. For start with, the Headquarters of the Fortress of Science are not located in Tokyo on the Japanese shore. Therefore, the enemy feels not compelled to exclusively target and attack Tokyo. A lot of Japanese cities are destroyed, and in the Mazinger Z versus Great General of Darkness, the Mykene army struck New York, Londres and Moscow before striking Tokyo.

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* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Subverted. For start with, the Headquarters of the Fortress of Science are not located in Tokyo on the Japanese shore. Therefore, the enemy feels not compelled to exclusively target and attack Tokyo. A lot of Japanese cities are destroyed, and in the Mazinger Z versus Great General of Darkness, the Mykene Mycenae army struck New York, Londres and Moscow before striking Tokyo.



* UnresolvedSexualTension: Tetsuya and Jun. You would think the issue of them being adoptive siblings would be the main issue, but it is not. Tetsuya is an ObliviousToLove IdiotHero FULL of issues -he is the TropeMaker for BrokenAce, JerkassWoobie and InferioritySuperiorityComplex in HumongousMecha anime-, and he is obsessed with piloting Great Mazinger and fighting the Mykene Empire because he thinks if he does not, his life will be worthless and his adoptive father will love him no longer. Hence, he is unable to notice Jun's ''very'' obvious advances and flirting. And Jun is a {{Tsundere}} with plenty issues herself and little tolerance for oblivious fools. So they keep their BelligerentSexualTension throughout the entire series.

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Tetsuya and Jun. You would think the issue of them being adoptive siblings would be the main issue, but it is not. Tetsuya is an ObliviousToLove IdiotHero FULL of issues -he is the TropeMaker for BrokenAce, JerkassWoobie and InferioritySuperiorityComplex in HumongousMecha anime-, and he is obsessed with piloting Great Mazinger and fighting the Mykene Mycenae Empire because he thinks if he does not, his life will be worthless and his adoptive father will love him no longer. Hence, he is unable to notice Jun's ''very'' obvious advances and flirting. And Jun is a {{Tsundere}} with plenty issues herself and little tolerance for oblivious fools. So they keep their BelligerentSexualTension throughout the entire series.



* UnwantedAssistance: Jun was a ActionGirl with a worth-of-years extensive training like mecha pilot and martial artist. Likewise, Venus A was clearly more powerful than the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' {{Fem Bot}}s). During her first mecha battle she fought the Mykene War Beast skilfully, gaining the upper hand several times. She could have won... if Boss would have not gotten in the way EVERY TIME she was about of finishing the {{Robeast}} off, telling her [[StayInTheKitchen girls should not fight]] and he would look after the Mykene monster. Whenever she managed to shove him off, the War Beast had recovered and she had to begin again. The ironical part is Boss thought he was being chivalrous, charming and kind instead of an offensive and hindering nuisance.

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* UnwantedAssistance: Jun was a ActionGirl with a worth-of-years extensive training like mecha pilot and martial artist. Likewise, Venus A was clearly more powerful than the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' {{Fem Bot}}s). During her first mecha battle she fought the Mykene Mycenae War Beast skilfully, gaining the upper hand several times. She could have won... if Boss would have not gotten in the way EVERY TIME she was about of finishing the {{Robeast}} off, telling her [[StayInTheKitchen girls should not fight]] and he would look after the Mykene Mycenae monster. Whenever she managed to shove him off, the War Beast had recovered and she had to begin again. The ironical part is Boss thought he was being chivalrous, charming and kind instead of an offensive and hindering nuisance.



** Venus A was also used like a punching bag by the Mykene Warrior Monsters when it was needed showing how terrible they were.

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** Venus A was also used like a punching bag by the Mykene Mycenae Warrior Monsters when it was needed showing how terrible they were.
5th Apr '17 2:50:30 PM rafi
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* AllYourColorsCombined: The Mazinger trilogy series have extensively played with this trope:
** In ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', the [[spoiler:final battle]] is won when Mazinger, Great Mazinger, Aphrodite A and Venus A combine their strongest attacks to bring CoolAirship Demonika down.
** In ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', Mazinger-Z, Great Mazinger and Grendizer combined all of their attacks in one manga scene to destroy a Vegan starship. And in one of the movies, Grendizer and Great Mazinger combined their ChestBlaster attacks to destroy a Saucer Beast.
** In the first episode of ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', Mazinger-Z and Great Mazinger used their ChestBlaster weapons in combination to melt a Mechanical Beast to slag.

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* AllYourColorsCombined: AllYourColorsCombined:
**
The Mazinger trilogy series have extensively played with this trope:
** In ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', the
[[spoiler:final battle]] is won when Mazinger, Great Mazinger, Aphrodite A and Venus A combine their strongest attacks to bring CoolAirship Demonika down.
** In ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', Mazinger-Z, Great Mazinger and Grendizer combined all of their attacks in one manga scene to destroy a Vegan starship. And in one of the movies, Grendizer and Great Mazinger combined their ChestBlaster attacks to destroy a Saucer Beast.
** In the first episode of ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', Mazinger-Z and Great Mazinger used their ChestBlaster weapons in combination to melt a Mechanical Beast to slag.
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19th Feb '17 8:06:43 PM kkhohoho
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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: At first sight the Mazinger trilogy seems belonging to this trope since the the heroes are mostly good guys and the villains tend to be pure evil, but in reality the morality in these series is more greyish than it seems. [[MadScientist Dr.]] [[BigBad Hell]] [[FreudianExcuse became mad after having endured years of abuse, insults and mockery from everybody -including his parents- since he was a little kid, and even when he made a good action, he usually got beaten and scorned]]. [[Anime/GreatMazinger Great General of Darkness]] wanted taking over the surface world because the Mykene civilization had been forced to live underground for millennia and he wanted his people enjoyed again things humans take for granted -such like seeing sunlight and breathing fresh air-. [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Emperor Vega]] began invading other planets because his own homeworld was dying, and several of his henchmen were {{WellIntentionedExtremist}}s wanted establishing a benevolent dictatorship because they genuinely believed Earth people would be better off. And, frankly, humans in [[Anime/MazingerZ the]] [[Anime/GreatMazinger Mazinger]] [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer trilogy]] often acted like [[UngratefulBastard utter]] [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] and forced the heroes to ponder why they bothered.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: At first sight the Mazinger trilogy seems belonging to this trope since the the heroes are mostly good guys and the villains tend to be pure evil, but in reality the morality in these series is more greyish than it seems. [[MadScientist Dr.]] [[BigBad Hell]] [[FreudianExcuse became mad after having endured years of abuse, insults and mockery from everybody -including his parents- since he was a little kid, and even when he made a good action, he usually got beaten and scorned]]. [[Anime/GreatMazinger The Great General of Darkness]] wanted taking to take over the surface world because the Mykene civilization had been forced to live underground for millennia and he wanted his people enjoyed to once again enjoy things humans take for granted -such like granted; seeing sunlight again and breathing fresh air-. air. [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Emperor Vega]] began invading other planets because his own homeworld was dying, and several of his henchmen were {{WellIntentionedExtremist}}s wanted establishing a benevolent dictatorship because they genuinely believed Earth Earth's people would be better off. And, frankly, humans in [[Anime/MazingerZ the]] [[Anime/GreatMazinger Mazinger]] [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer trilogy]] often acted like [[UngratefulBastard utter]] [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] and forced the heroes to ponder why they bothered.
19th Feb '17 8:01:39 PM kkhohoho
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Many centuries later, Dr. Hell and Dr. Kabuto conducted research on Bardos and through different means both of them reached the conclusion that their civilization was still alive. Dr. Hell decided on allying himself with one them (which would be a bad move). Dr. Kabuto suspected the Mykene were preparing to return to the surface and take it back from humans and he decided to start taking precautions.

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Many centuries later, Dr. Hell and Dr. Kabuto conducted research on Bardos and through different means both of them reached the conclusion that their civilization was still alive. Dr. Hell decided on allying himself with one them (which would them. (Which turned out to be a bad move). Dr. Kabuto suspected the Mykene were preparing to return to the surface and take it back from humans and he decided to start taking precautions.
19th Jan '17 4:17:06 AM DustSnitch
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** In his climatic SwordFight with TheDragon Great General of Darkness, his mecha was damaged and running out of power and he was badly hurt after a battle when he was informed that the Great General of Darkness -the biggest villain {{Badass}} of the Mazinverse- was approaching to challenge him. Everyone exhorted him to run away. What did Tetsuya do? Picking [[DualWielding two swords]] and meeting {{The Dragon}}'s challenge.

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** In his climatic SwordFight with TheDragon Great General of Darkness, his mecha was damaged and running out of power and he was badly hurt after a battle when he was informed that the Great General of Darkness -the biggest villain {{Badass}} badass of the Mazinverse- was approaching to challenge him. Everyone exhorted him to run away. What did Tetsuya do? Picking [[DualWielding two swords]] and meeting {{The Dragon}}'s challenge.



* SwordFight: Great Mazinger was the first HumongousMecha used swords like weapon (even before ''Anime/VoltesV'' or ''Anime/GoLion''). Tetsuya was quite profficient using them, and he even did DualWield. Naturally he had several sword duels throughout the series, the most famous and most fondly remembered against {{Badass}} TheDragon Great General of Darkness.

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* SwordFight: Great Mazinger was the first HumongousMecha used swords like weapon (even before ''Anime/VoltesV'' or ''Anime/GoLion''). Tetsuya was quite profficient using them, and he even did DualWield. Naturally he had several sword duels throughout the series, the most famous and most fondly remembered against {{Badass}} Badass TheDragon Great General of Darkness.



* TheWorfEffect: Tetsuya was stablished on both series how an excellent HumongousMecha AcePilot, BloodKnight CombatPragmatist and highly competent, HotBlooded {{Badass}}. In the reimaginings (''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' and ''Anime/ShinMazinger'') how did you show the situation at hand was dangerous and the villain a serious threat? Simple. Pit Tetsuya against said villain and injure him or make him struggle.

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* TheWorfEffect: Tetsuya was stablished on both series how an excellent HumongousMecha AcePilot, BloodKnight CombatPragmatist and highly competent, HotBlooded {{Badass}}.Badass. In the reimaginings (''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' and ''Anime/ShinMazinger'') how did you show the situation at hand was dangerous and the villain a serious threat? Simple. Pit Tetsuya against said villain and injure him or make him struggle.
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Considered DarkerAndEdgier than its predecessor, ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' was less successful and less popular among fans. It was followed by the next, and final, entry of the trilogy, ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''. There were several {{crossover}}s among it and other GoNagai series, such as ''Manga/GetterRobo'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', and the two main characters reappeared in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}''.

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Considered DarkerAndEdgier than its predecessor, ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' was less successful and less popular among fans. It was followed by the next, and final, entry of the trilogy, ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''. There were several {{crossover}}s among it and other GoNagai Creator/GoNagai series, such as ''Manga/GetterRobo'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', and the two main characters reappeared in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}''.



* EldritchAbomination: Several of them showed up in the trilogy, often overlapping with GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Great Emperor of Darkness [[spoiler:as well known as Hades]] (BigBad from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''), Gilgilgan (of the Great Mazinger vs Getter Robo movie), Grangen (of the Great Mazinger vs Getter Robo G feature), Dragonsaurus (of Grendizer, Getter Robot G, Great Mazinger: Kessen! Daikaijuu movie), the Bigbad of SuperRoboRetsuden (a {{Crossover}} penned by Creator/KenIshikawa featuring the most popular HumongousMecha of GoNagai)... and in the ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'' manga [[spoiler:Mazinger Z itself.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: Several of them showed up in the trilogy, often overlapping with GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Great Emperor of Darkness [[spoiler:as well known as Hades]] (BigBad from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''), Gilgilgan (of the Great Mazinger vs Getter Robo movie), Grangen (of the Great Mazinger vs Getter Robo G feature), Dragonsaurus (of Grendizer, Getter Robot G, Great Mazinger: Kessen! Daikaijuu movie), the Bigbad of SuperRoboRetsuden (a {{Crossover}} penned by Creator/KenIshikawa featuring the most popular HumongousMecha of GoNagai)...Creator/GoNagai)... and in the ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'' manga [[spoiler:Mazinger Z itself.]]



* FinalBattle: It varies depending on if we are discussing the GoNagai manga, the anime series or the GosakuOta manga. In the anime version, [[spoiler:Great Marshall of Darkness sent several Warrior Monsters to attack the Photon Energy Research Institute as Demonika -his CoolAirship- stealthily approached the Fortress of Science. Kouji fought a powerful Warrior Beast but Tetsuya (who was irrationally jealous) refused to sortie to help him. Finally he deployed Great Mazinger, and Great Marshall chose that moment to attack. A Warrior Monster attacked Tetsuya as Demonika started bombarding the Fortress. Tetsuya was easily shot down and cut off reinforcements. Dr. Kabuto then commited a HeroicSacrifice to save him. After retrieving his corpse, Mazinger-Z, Great Mazinger, Venus A and Diana A regrouped and attacked Demonika together, blowing the Mykene army up to Hell.]] The manga versions are similar, but there is a very important difference in the GosakuOta version: Tetsuya [[spoiler:commited HeroicSacrifice, self-detonating Great Mazinger to destroy Demonika and the Mykene army.]]

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* FinalBattle: It varies depending on if we are discussing the GoNagai Creator/GoNagai manga, the anime series or the GosakuOta manga. In the anime version, [[spoiler:Great Marshall of Darkness sent several Warrior Monsters to attack the Photon Energy Research Institute as Demonika -his CoolAirship- stealthily approached the Fortress of Science. Kouji fought a powerful Warrior Beast but Tetsuya (who was irrationally jealous) refused to sortie to help him. Finally he deployed Great Mazinger, and Great Marshall chose that moment to attack. A Warrior Monster attacked Tetsuya as Demonika started bombarding the Fortress. Tetsuya was easily shot down and cut off reinforcements. Dr. Kabuto then commited a HeroicSacrifice to save him. After retrieving his corpse, Mazinger-Z, Great Mazinger, Venus A and Diana A regrouped and attacked Demonika together, blowing the Mykene army up to Hell.]] The manga versions are similar, but there is a very important difference in the GosakuOta version: Tetsuya [[spoiler:commited HeroicSacrifice, self-detonating Great Mazinger to destroy Demonika and the Mykene army.]]



** In one of the GoNagai manga chapters a Warrior Monster was holding Jun hostage. Tetsuya did not dare to attack the Monster, but [[TheProfessor Prof. Kabuto]] ordered him throwing his doubt out and attacking (in spite of Jun was his adoptive sister, BattleCouple and LoveInterest).

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** In one of the GoNagai Creator/GoNagai manga chapters a Warrior Monster was holding Jun hostage. Tetsuya did not dare to attack the Monster, but [[TheProfessor Prof. Kabuto]] ordered him throwing his doubt out and attacking (in spite of Jun was his adoptive sister, BattleCouple and LoveInterest).



* UngratefulBastard: Tetsuya and Jun had the same kind of gratitude and regard Kouji and Sayaka received for their world-saving efforts. Or even worse. In the manga episodes penned by GosakuOta -one of the GoNagai assistants-, Great Marshall Of Hell [[spoiler:warned he would blow Tokyo up unless the HomeBase and the HumongousMecha of the heroes were destroyed. People demanded the Government yielded... And they did. The Fortress of Science was destroyed, and Tetsuya and his allies were forced to flee and lie low for a while.]] During that time they had absolutely NO help to try and keep defending the humankind. They got many insults, though.

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* UngratefulBastard: Tetsuya and Jun had the same kind of gratitude and regard Kouji and Sayaka received for their world-saving efforts. Or even worse. In the manga episodes penned by GosakuOta -one of the GoNagai Creator/GoNagai assistants-, Great Marshall Of Hell [[spoiler:warned he would blow Tokyo up unless the HomeBase and the HumongousMecha of the heroes were destroyed. People demanded the Government yielded... And they did. The Fortress of Science was destroyed, and Tetsuya and his allies were forced to flee and lie low for a while.]] During that time they had absolutely NO help to try and keep defending the humankind. They got many insults, though.
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