History Anime / GreatMazinger

15th Aug '16 10:05:52 AM longWriter
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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 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.
28th Jul '16 10:28:26 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DeflectorShields: The Fortress of Science was equipped with a deflective energy barrier that surrounded the whole building to repel the strikes of the MonsterOfTheWeek and raids of enemy ships and airships. Unfortunately, a strong enough War Beast could shatter the barrier by employing enough brute force, and the CoDragons were DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to search and blow up the devices that made the barrier working.

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* DeflectorShields: The Fortress of Science was equipped with a deflective energy barrier that surrounded the whole building to repel the strikes of the MonsterOfTheWeek and raids of enemy ships and airships. Unfortunately, a strong enough War Beast could shatter the barrier by employing enough brute force, and the CoDragons were DangerouslyGenreSavvy savvy enough to search and blow up the devices that made the barrier working.



* SnipingTheCockpit: In the Mazinger trilogy aiming for the cockpit (clearly visible in Mazinger-Z and Great Mazinger) is a common tactic constantly employed by GenreSavvy villains... and the army when the Government turns on the heroes (which also is an alarmingly common occurrence). In fact, it happened in the first Mazinger-Z manga chapter. And in a Anime/GreatMazinger manga episode, a Warbeast is holding Great Mazinger still as Marquis Janus orders to snipe the cockpit. However, the likewise GenreSavvy HumongousMecha builders had the cockpits specially reinforced to protect the pilot.

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* SnipingTheCockpit: In the Mazinger trilogy aiming for the cockpit (clearly visible in Mazinger-Z and Great Mazinger) is a common tactic constantly employed by GenreSavvy savvy villains... and the army when the Government turns on the heroes (which also is an alarmingly common occurrence). In fact, it happened in the first Mazinger-Z manga chapter. And in a Anime/GreatMazinger manga episode, a Warbeast is holding Great Mazinger still as Marquis Janus orders to snipe the cockpit. However, the likewise GenreSavvy savvy HumongousMecha builders had the cockpits specially reinforced to protect the pilot.
19th Jul '16 3:19:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy : The Mykene. Oh god the Mykene. Not only most of them are a good fighter and thinker, they know that the biggest weakness of Great Mazinger, is the fact that it is a piloted robot. This resulted in NearVillainVictory for the Mykene as early as the third chapter.
18th May '16 12:21:17 PM rafi
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* AnArmAndALeg: Great Mazinger (literally) at the end of his fight with the General of Darkness.
** Happen regurarly to Jun and Boss mechas.
18th May '16 12:18:13 PM rafi
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* {{Badass}}: Tetsuya. That is NOT debatable. Great General of the Darkness is also an absolute badass. During his duel with Great Mazinger, he beat the crap out of the giant robot, and in fact [[spoiler:he believed he had killed Tetsuya, declaring his victory before dying.]] And in a promotional material featuring all Go Nagai robots, he single-handedly crushed all of them -minus Shin Getter Robo, Grendizer and Mazinkaiser-, and the slaughter didn't stop until [[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo]] and [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Grendizer]] showed up.
23rd Mar '16 3:47:28 AM Tron80
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* PromotionToParent: [[spoiler:Tetsuya and Jun take care of Shiro most of the time.]] Subverted because [[spoiler:they didn't know for a long while that they were his adoptive siblings.]]
7th Mar '16 11:40:55 AM GrammarNavi
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* {{Badass}}: Tetsuya. That is NOT debatable. Great General of the Darkness is also an absolute badass. During his duel with Great Mazinger, he beat the crap out of the giant robot, and in fact [[spoiler:he believed he had killed Tetsuya, declaring his victory before dying.]] And in a promotional material featuring all Go Nagai robots, he single-handedly crushed all of them -minus Shin Getter Robo, Grendizer and Mazinkaiser-, and the slaughter didn't stop until [[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo]] and [[UFORoboGrendizer Grendizer]] showed up.

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* {{Badass}}: Tetsuya. That is NOT debatable. Great General of the Darkness is also an absolute badass. During his duel with Great Mazinger, he beat the crap out of the giant robot, and in fact [[spoiler:he believed he had killed Tetsuya, declaring his victory before dying.]] And in a promotional material featuring all Go Nagai robots, he single-handedly crushed all of them -minus Shin Getter Robo, Grendizer and Mazinkaiser-, and the slaughter didn't stop until [[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo]] and [[UFORoboGrendizer [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Grendizer]] showed up.



* {{Crossover}} (Out of all 70's anime based on Dynamic Productions mangas ''Great'' has the biggest number of crossovers - one with ''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 of all 70's anime based on Dynamic Productions mangas ''Great'' has the biggest number of crossovers - one with ''UFORoboGrendizer'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', one with ''Manga/GetterRobo'', one with ''Getter Robo G'' and one with ''Getter Robo G'' and ''Grendizer'' at the same time).
11th Nov '15 5:26:32 PM Doug86
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* 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 ''ShinMazinger''.

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* 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 ''ShinMazinger''.''Anime/ShinMazinger''.



* Myth/ClassicalMythology: It has an increasingly important role in the trilogy. Dr. Hell finding several HumongousMecha in the underground mazes of a Greek island has its basis on the Greek legend of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talos]], the giant man of bronze that protected Creta. Gorgon's {{Robeast}}s resembled gods, heroes and creatures found in the Greek myths. And in later retellings of the story (Z-Mazinger and ShinMazinger), Mazinger-Z turns out to be [[spoiler:Zeus]] and Emperor of Darkness becomes [[spoiler:Hades.]]

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology: It has an increasingly important role in the trilogy. Dr. Hell finding several HumongousMecha in the underground mazes of a Greek island has its basis on the Greek legend of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talos]], the giant man of bronze that protected Creta. Gorgon's {{Robeast}}s resembled gods, heroes and creatures found in the Greek myths. And in later retellings of the story (Z-Mazinger and ShinMazinger), Anime/ShinMazinger), Mazinger-Z turns out to be [[spoiler:Zeus]] and Emperor of Darkness becomes [[spoiler:Hades.]]
30th Oct '15 11:27:59 AM SunajHguh
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* AirJousting: Great Mazinger was able to fly, and the Avian Host was comprised of bird-alike AnimalMecha specialised in this kind of battles. Aerial duels were constant, the first happening in the first episode and the last of them in the last episode.

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* AirJousting: Great Mazinger was able to fly, and the Avian Host was comprised of bird-alike AnimalMecha specialised in this kind these kinds of battles. Aerial duels were constant, the first happening in the first episode and the last of them in the last episode.
13th Oct '15 7:10:36 PM DarkHunter
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* TheAce: Tetsuya. Both in series and pretty common in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', he is considered this. [[spoiler:Surprisingly Tetsuya himself is the only person who have any kind of doubts about it.]]
** Some ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' {{Yonkoma}} stories have treated with that. This, for example: [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi01.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi02.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi03.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi04.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi05.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi06.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi07.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi08.jpg]]
** Or this: [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/bp04.jpg]], [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/bp05.jpg]]

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* TheAce: Tetsuya. Both in series and pretty common in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', he Tetsuya is considered this. [[spoiler:Surprisingly Tetsuya himself is the only person who have any kind of doubts about it.]]
** Some ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' {{Yonkoma}} stories have treated with that. This, for example: [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi01.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi02.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi03.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi04.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi05.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi06.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi07.jpg]] [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/tsurugi08.jpg]]
** Or this: [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/bp04.jpg]], [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/bp05.jpg]]
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** One of the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' manga takes this UpToEleven. He is such a good pilot that he can handles an army of Mycenean beast and its high class general with only a little help of Venus in a short time. In fact, he is so much of an ace that Egret Fehu considered Tetsuya to be an UltimateLifeform, being described as the soldier that humanity sought to achieve and, as a result [[spoiler:used as a reference for creating the Machinery Children]]. [[BadAss SANGER ZONVOLT]] sees the result of Great fighting with an expression that implies fear on his face.
** The best part of it? While the Egret Fehu part is debatable, all of this(him defending the South Atalia base with Venus) is canon. And this is a story set before the event of [[NintendoHard Alpha Gaiden]].



** The ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games have exploited this. When several of the GoNagai mechas show up in the same game, they are given combination attacks. It is usually called Final Dynamic Special, and it is always impressive: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-f3LOeDqTI]].



* BreakoutCharacter : Tetsuya Tsurugi, in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha''. In the first game he is simply an extension to Koji's storyline. In ''Alpha Gaiden'', he is featured in such an extent that the fanbase pretty much considered him the Main Character of ''Alpha Gaiden'', note that Tetsuya is the only non OG character who has been considered as one.



** Hadias and his warrior beasts get better treatment in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games though with Mamirez being the only spectral type not to appear in one to date.
** If he's not potrayed for his status as TheAce or AcePilot Tetsuya Tsurugi in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' 4koma is this. Any single hole within his character is played for laughs.



** This get elaborated in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Gaiden'', where Tetsuya ''laugh in happiness'' after knowing that the Mykene is alive and he can fight them at that time.



* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'': Great Mazinger is a stalwart on many ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games, appearing in every games with the original Mazinger Z excepting ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK''. However, it will be absent in games that uses the non-classic Mazinger/Mazinkaiser continuity. (Such as ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Super Robot Wars Z2 and Z3]]'', that uses the ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' continuity, or ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'' that uses the SKL continuity)



* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Koji and Tetsuya has a dinstinct way to pilot their own Mazinger. Koji is the Technician, who uses his weapons in normal way, such as Mazinger's Photon powered EyeBeam as a long range weapon, pure brute force and combine it with CombatPragmatism. Tetsuya is the performer who combines his own CombatPragmatism by using Great's wide arsenal of weapon in an unorthodox way, such as using Thunder Break as weapon infusion, Swords as Lightning rods, more directed version of Thunder Break, his surprisingly weird way of handling swords, and covering Great with the heat energy of Breast Burn(which later adapted in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' by Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} for Kaiser Nova).

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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Koji and Tetsuya has a dinstinct way to pilot their own Mazinger. Koji is the Technician, who uses his weapons in normal way, such as Mazinger's Photon powered EyeBeam as a long range weapon, pure brute force and combine it with CombatPragmatism. Tetsuya is the performer who combines his own CombatPragmatism by using Great's wide arsenal of weapon in an unorthodox way, such as using Thunder Break as weapon infusion, Swords as Lightning rods, more directed version of Thunder Break, his surprisingly weird way of handling swords, and covering Great with the heat energy of Breast Burn(which later adapted in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' by Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} for Kaiser Nova).Burn.



* 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. Even ''Videogame/SuperRobotWars'' uses this to varying extent.

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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. Even ''Videogame/SuperRobotWars'' uses this to varying extent.
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