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13th Feb '16 2:18:22 PM MarkLungo
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The sport IGPX combines motor racing with RollerDerby, via teams consisting of three HumongousMecha and their pilots. Races consist of 180 miles of track, with much of that length suspended hundreds of feet in the air in loops, tunnels, turns, and diverted side-tracks. After the first lap, competing teams are allowed to use their mecha to disable or slow down those of the other team in an all out melee at 350mph (565kph). At their discretion, racers may [[TransformingMecha transform into a high speed mode]] in the third and final lap... [[FragileSpeedster if their opponents are kind enough to let them]].

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The sport IGPX combines motor racing with RollerDerby, UsefulNotes/RollerDerby, via teams consisting of three HumongousMecha and their pilots. Races consist of 180 miles of track, with much of that length suspended hundreds of feet in the air in loops, tunnels, turns, and diverted side-tracks. After the first lap, competing teams are allowed to use their mecha to disable or slow down those of the other team in an all out melee at 350mph (565kph). At their discretion, racers may [[TransformingMecha transform into a high speed mode]] in the third and final lap... [[FragileSpeedster if their opponents are kind enough to let them]].
1st Dec '15 12:14:30 PM theLibrarian
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* SuperToughness: Team Black Egg's hat is super defense.

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* SuperToughness: Team Black Egg's hat is super defense. This doesn't help them in the initial run, as they're in last place at the end and replaced with White Snow.
20th Nov '15 1:54:29 PM HighCrate
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* MightyGlacier:
** Team Black Egg's hat is super defense.
** Team White Snow's "Operation Snowman" falls into the same category; they lose because Team Satomi is a lot harder to hit.


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* SuperToughness: Team Black Egg's hat is super defense.
17th Nov '15 1:43:42 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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The sport IGPX combines motor racing with old-fashioned roller-derby, via teams consisting of three HumongousMecha and their pilots. Races consist of 180 miles of track, with much of that length suspended hundreds of feet in the air in loops, tunnels, turns, and diverted side-tracks. After the first lap, competing teams are allowed to use their mecha to disable or slow down those of the other team in an all out melee at 350mph (565kph). At their discretion, racers may [[TransformingMecha transform into a high speed mode]] in the third and final lap... [[FragileSpeedster if their opponents are kind enough to let them]].

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The sport IGPX combines motor racing with old-fashioned roller-derby, RollerDerby, via teams consisting of three HumongousMecha and their pilots. Races consist of 180 miles of track, with much of that length suspended hundreds of feet in the air in loops, tunnels, turns, and diverted side-tracks. After the first lap, competing teams are allowed to use their mecha to disable or slow down those of the other team in an all out melee at 350mph (565kph). At their discretion, racers may [[TransformingMecha transform into a high speed mode]] in the third and final lap... [[FragileSpeedster if their opponents are kind enough to let them]].
6th Nov '15 4:39:48 PM nombretomado
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Originally rejected as a series when pitched to Cartoon Network, a Microseries was released in 2003 as a replacement in {{Toonami}}'s Total Immersion Event. {{Ratings}} were high enough, and viewer response good enough, that it was picked up as a 13-episode series airing in 2005. A second season began airing in 2006, but got moved from Saturdays at 10:30 to Friday at midnight.

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Originally rejected as a series when pitched to Cartoon Network, a Microseries was released in 2003 as a replacement in {{Toonami}}'s Total Immersion Event. {{Ratings}} UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}} were high enough, and viewer response good enough, that it was picked up as a 13-episode series airing in 2005. A second season began airing in 2006, but got moved from Saturdays at 10:30 to Friday at midnight.
9th Jun '15 11:52:12 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* TheAce: Takeshi's hero, an enigmatic pilot from decades back called "The Rocket," although since his personality is never explored in this time frame, he might not necessarily qualify. Later, it turns out The Rocket is [[spoiler:the team coach]].
* AcePilot: See TheAce, although pretty much all the teams have at least one member that qualifies of AcePilot.

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* TheAce: Takeshi's hero, hero is an enigmatic pilot from decades back called "The Rocket," and although since his personality we don't see much of him, he is never explored in this time frame, he might not necessarily qualify.well regarded by everyone. Later, it turns out The Rocket is [[spoiler:the team coach]].
* %%* AcePilot: See TheAce, although pretty much all All the teams have at least one member that qualifies of AcePilot.



* BadassGrandpa: Yama's the oldest pilot in the [=IG1=]. That doesn't mean he's a pushover. On or off the track.
* [[spoiler:BattleCouple: It is established early on in the series that Liz and Takeshi regularly spar together, long before the second season started hinting at their LastMinuteHookup. Given that Liz and Takeshi often fill the combat role in races, including a scene of them facing down Yamma, this trope easily fits their relationship.]]
* CelebrityVoiceActor: Creator/LanceHenriksen, Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/MichelleRodriguez, and Haley Joel Osment.

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* BadassGrandpa: Yama's the oldest pilot in the [=IG1=]. That doesn't mean he's a pushover. On pushover on or off the track.
* [[spoiler:BattleCouple: BattleCouple: [[spoiler: It is established early on in the series that Liz and Takeshi regularly spar together, long before the second season started hinting at their LastMinuteHookup.RelationshipUpgrade. Given that Liz and Takeshi often fill the combat role in races, including a scene of them facing down Yamma, this trope easily fits their relationship.]]
* CelebrityVoiceActor: Creator/LanceHenriksen, Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/MichelleRodriguez, and Haley Joel Osment.
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* ChildProdigy: Max
* CombatCommentator: Benjamin Bright is the announcer for the IGPX races, notable mainly for being almost a caricature in both personality and the style in which he's drawn.

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* %%* ChildProdigy: Max
* CombatCommentator: Benjamin Bright is the announcer for the IGPX races, notable mainly for being almost a caricature in both personality and the style in which he's drawn.races.



* TheDanza: SteveBlum plays Amy's doctor, Dr. Blum
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Liz Ricarro, though her hair is a darker red than most.

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* TheDanza: SteveBlum plays Amy's doctor, Dr. Blum
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%%* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Liz Ricarro, though her hair is a darker red than most.



* FalseCameraEffects: Especially LensFlare.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Jesse and Liz look like they can cook, but a few accidents ruins their preparation. Two scenes later though, they seem to have put it all together nicely.
* FlashStep: [[spoiler:Andre]] pulls one off against Team Velshtien. How he managed to do this with mecha is only ever explained via TechnoBabble.
* FreudianTrio:
** Takeshi (ego)
** Liz (id)
** Amy (superego)

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* %%* FalseCameraEffects: Especially LensFlare.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Jesse and Liz look like they can cook, but a few accidents ruins their preparation. Two scenes later though, they seem to have put it all together nicely.
* FlashStep: [[spoiler:Andre]] pulls one off against Team Velshtien. How he managed to do this with mecha is only ever explained via TechnoBabble.
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Velshtien.
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FreudianTrio:
** %%** Takeshi (ego)
** %%** Liz (id)
** %%** Amy (superego)



* LargeHamAnnouncer: Bright.
* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler:Takeshi and Liz]]

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* %%* LargeHamAnnouncer: Bright.
* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler:Takeshi and Liz]]Liz became a couple at the end of the second season.]]



* LoopholeAbuse: Several special techniques used are allowed because there Ain't No Rule against them. Said techniques get banned for being dangerous and game breaking.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Several special techniques used are allowed because there Ain't No Rule against them. Said techniques then get banned for being dangerous and game breaking.



** Team Black Egg's hat.

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** Team Black Egg's hat.hat is super defense.



* MultinationalTeam: Takeshi, Mark and Michiru are Japanese, Amy is Irish, Liz is Puerto Rican, River is Canadian, Andrei is Russian, and Luca is a domestic shorthair.

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* MultinationalTeam: Takeshi, MultinationalTeam:
**Takeshi,
Mark and Michiru are Japanese, Amy is Irish, Liz is Puerto Rican, River is Canadian, Andrei is Russian, and Luca is a domestic shorthair.



** Extending this thought, here are the teams and pilots by nationality:

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** Extending this thought, here Here are the teams and pilots by nationality:



* ThePowerOfFriendship: Discussed and played straight. Especially in the case of Team White Snow.

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* %%* ThePowerOfFriendship: Discussed and played straight. Especially in In the case of Team White Snow.



* RapidFireFisticuffs: Takeshi and Cunningham during the season 1 finals. Happens more often in season 2.
* ReTool: A major one. The main series is wildly different from the microseries.
* TheRival: Cunningham and River to Takashi. Also, Sola to Luca.

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* RapidFireFisticuffs: Takeshi and Cunningham during the season 1 finals. Happens more often in season 2.\n
* ReTool: A major one. The main series is wildly different from the microseries.
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microseries, being about races instead of battles.
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TheRival: Cunningham and River to Takashi. Also, Sola to Luca.



* TalkingAnimal: Luca. Justified since he ([[ViewerGenderConfusion yes, it's a he]]) is part cyborg.

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* TalkingAnimal: Luca. Justified Luca is justified since he ([[ViewerGenderConfusion yes, it's a he]]) is part cyborg.



* TeamShot
* TeamSpirit
* TeenGenius: Max and Amy

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* %%* TeamShot
* %%* TeamSpirit
* %%* TeenGenius: Max and Amy



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Liz and Amy
* TournamentArc: Both seasons

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* %%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Liz and Amy
* TournamentArc: Both seasonsseasons are framed by the annual [=IGP1=] tournament.



* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: How Team White Snow usually operates. Hacking into systems, ganging up on opponents, even combining their mechs to form one super-powered bot. Oddly enough they never get called out on this or disqualified. It falls sorely on Team Satomi to beat them at their own game.
** Team Sledge Mama as well though they only keep it toward rough housing and nothing beyond that. They even save Team Satomi from a group of fans who were trying to severely injure them.

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* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: How TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty:
**How
Team White Snow usually operates. Hacking into systems, ganging up on opponents, even combining their mechs to form one super-powered bot. Oddly enough they They never get called out on this or disqualified. It falls sorely on Team Satomi to beat them at their own game.
** Team Sledge Mama as well though they only keep it toward rough housing and nothing beyond that. They even save Team Satomi from a group of fans who were trying to severely injure them.



** Becomes the DangerousForbiddenTechnique in season 2, thanks to the IGPX rules committee banning its use.
9th Jun '15 11:29:37 AM StFan
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!!''{{IGPX Immortal Grand Prix}}'' provides examples of:

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1st Feb '15 1:53:36 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[spoiler:BattleCouple: It is established early on in the series that Liz and Takeshi regularly spar together, long before the second season started hinting at their LastMinuteHookup. Given that Liz and Takeshi often fill the combat role in races, including a rather gratuitous scene of them facing down Yamma, this trope easily fits their relationship.]]

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* [[spoiler:BattleCouple: It is established early on in the series that Liz and Takeshi regularly spar together, long before the second season started hinting at their LastMinuteHookup. Given that Liz and Takeshi often fill the combat role in races, including a rather gratuitous scene of them facing down Yamma, this trope easily fits their relationship.]]



* CharacterExaggeration



* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Guys who rely on this trope piss Liz and River off, and Takeshi's embodiment of this contributes to River's FaceHeelTurn.
* HeelFaceTurn: In the second season, an underhanded team called Team White Snow is introduced and presented as the [[OpposingSportsTeam obligatory villains]] of the rest of the series until its very end, after their captain realizes that being an InsufferableGenius and [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty fighting dirty]] can't compensate for honest effort and rapport with team-mates. White Snow then resolves to fight fair next year.

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Guys who rely on this trope piss Liz and River off, and Takeshi's embodiment use of this contributes to River's FaceHeelTurn.
* HeelFaceTurn: In the second season, an underhanded team called Team White Snow is introduced and presented as the [[OpposingSportsTeam obligatory villains]] OpposingSportsTeam of the rest of the series until its very end, after their captain realizes that being an InsufferableGenius and [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty fighting dirty]] can't compensate for honest effort and rapport with team-mates. White Snow then resolves to fight fair next year.



* InNameOnly: A common complaint from the Microseries to the actual series.

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* InNameOnly: A common complaint from the The Microseries to was battles and the actual series.genuine series is races.



* LoopholeAbuse: Several of the stupidly overpowered techniques used are allowed because there Ain't No Rule against them. Subverted later when said techniques get banned for being dangerous and game breaking.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Several of the stupidly overpowered special techniques used are allowed because there Ain't No Rule against them. Subverted later when said Said techniques get banned for being dangerous and game breaking.



* ObviousRulePatch: On two occasions game breaking and dangerous techniques are banned from use. There is some FridgeLogic of why they didn't get banned ''sooner'', however.

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* ObviousRulePatch: On two occasions game breaking and dangerous techniques are banned from use. There is some FridgeLogic of why they didn't get banned ''sooner'', however.



* PrecisionFStrike: Even though the second season already had more instances of swearing due to being aired later in the evening, Takeshi gets one single instance of this near the end of the series.

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* PrecisionFStrike: Even though the second season already had more instances of swearing due to being aired later in the evening, Takeshi gets one single instance of does this near the end of the series.



* SceneryPorn: [[strike:Almost anything that isn't a race]]The entire series has massive amounts of scenery porn. Yes, even the races if you aren't completely absorbed by the HumongousMecha.
* ScrewTheRulesIHavePlot: Subverted; in two separate cases a team had a certain technique banned for being stupidly overpowered and incredibly dangerous.
* ShoutOut : [[Literature/LesMiserables Fantine Valjean]]... Yeah.

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* SceneryPorn: [[strike:Almost anything that isn't a race]]The entire series has massive amounts of scenery porn. Yes, even the The races are gorgeous if you aren't completely absorbed by the HumongousMecha.
* ScrewTheRulesIHavePlot: Subverted; in two separate cases a team had a certain technique banned for being stupidly overpowered and incredibly dangerous.
*
ShoutOut : [[Literature/LesMiserables Fantine Valjean]]... Yeah.Valjean]].



* WaveMotionGun: Team Velshtein's Indoraga Mano attack. Mark's description of how it works doesn't help much:

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* WaveMotionGun: Team Velshtein's Indoraga Mano attack. Mark's description of how it works doesn't help much:is as follows:
21st Nov '14 6:18:51 PM Chris
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The series' DVD release was handled by Creator/BandaiEntertainment, which meant that the show went into licensing limbo when they halted DVD production entirely. Thankfully, the series has been picked up by Creator/DiscotekMedia for a rerelease, meaning that those who wish to watch it no longer have to rely on [=YouTube=] or Toonami reruns.
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