History Anime / SDGundamForce

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''SD Gundam Force'', the SD ''officially'' standing for "Superior Defender", but also for "SuperDeformed", A term used for a long-running series of [[AffectionateParody Affectionate Parodies]], is a [[CelShading CG anime]] series based on the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' metaseries. It ran for two seasons, but ended on a full course.

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''SD Gundam Force'', the SD ''officially'' standing for "Superior Defender", but also for "SuperDeformed", A a term used for a long-running series of [[AffectionateParody Affectionate Parodies]], is a [[CelShading CG anime]] series based on the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' metaseries. It ran for two seasons, but ended on a full course.



%%* BlackSpeech:[[spoiler: General Zeong.]]

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%%* BlackSpeech:[[spoiler: * BlackSpeech: General Zeong.]]Zeong speaks in a an odd guttural and snarling language, only Professor Gerbera can translate for him.



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The combonation move Zapper, Grappler and Destroyer come up with, but never get to use? It's what ultimately destroys the General.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The combonation combination move Zapper, Grappler and Destroyer come up with, but never get to use? It's what ultimately destroys the General.]]



* CoolAirship: The Magna Musai is the Dark Axis flagship and suitably menacing. [[spoiler: It is later reconfigured into the Gundam Musai.]]



* CoolStarship: The Magna Musai is the Dark Axis flagship and suitably menacing. [[spoiler: It is later reconfigured into the Gundam Musai.]]



* TheDitz: Sayla; the girl just ignored a pitched intergalactic battle to focus on baking a cake! Although you could take her line at the end of the same episode as a sign of ObfuscatingStupidity...

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* TheDitz: Sayla; the girl just ignored a pitched intergalactic battle to focus on baking a cake! Although you could take her line at the end of the same episode as a sign of ObfuscatingStupidity...



* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: If Bakumetsumaru wasn't enough... all of Arc is inspired by the idea of samurai.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt - Zero [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks tosses his sword]] while locked in a nosediving tackle with Tallgeese, causing a rock suspended overhead to crash down and leaving his enemy to be smashed into the Dark Hole after his friends pull him out of danger.

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* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: If Bakumetsumaru wasn't enough... all of Arc Ark is inspired by the idea of samurai.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt - ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: Zero [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks tosses his sword]] while locked in a nosediving tackle with Tallgeese, causing a rock suspended overhead to crash down and leaving his enemy to be smashed into the Dark Hole after his friends pull him out of danger.



* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: It's ironic this Gundam show is always being accused of ruining the franchise given all the impressive looking and effective weapons. Just look at Zapper Zako and Dom.

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* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: It's ironic this Gundam show is always being accused of ruining the franchise given all the impressive looking and effective weapons. Just look at Zapper Zako Zaku and Dom.



* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Deed's fall from grace and adoption of the Deathscythe identity was brought about falling in love with Princess Rele. He thought that invading her home and turning her to stone would make her turn his love; LoveMakesYouStupid and LovesMakesYouCrazy also apply here.]]

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Deed's fall from grace and adoption of the Deathscythe identity was brought about by falling in love with Princess Rele. He thought that invading her home and turning her to stone would make her turn return his love; LoveMakesYouStupid and LovesMakesYouCrazy LoveMakesYouCrazy also apply here.]]



* TheMole: Rare villain-on-villain version: [[spoiler:Zako Red is strongly implied to be nothing more than a dummy body for Sazabi, as seen when Red goes inert after handing Sazabi the Soul Drive and is unceremoniously disposed of.Not to mention they have the exact same voice, and Zako Red seems to force his "Zako" tic rather than it being an actual tic]]
* {{Mooks}}: The Zakos Pawn Leos and Zakobusshi exist to defeated effortlessly by the Gundam Force and allies. Ironically, the subtrope of MechaMooks is subverted. While the Zakos are nearly indistinguishable from each other and act as grunts, none of them are ever portrayed as dying onscreen, and are instead just bashed aside with no harm outside of a concussion and comically missing armor.

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* TheMole: Rare villain-on-villain version: [[spoiler:Zako Red is strongly implied to be nothing more than a dummy body for Sazabi, as seen when Red goes inert after handing Sazabi the Soul Drive and is unceremoniously disposed of. Not to mention they have the exact same voice, and Zako Red seems to force his "Zako" tic rather than it being an actual tic]]
* {{Mooks}}: The Zakos Zakos, Pawn Leos Leos, and Zakobusshi exist to defeated effortlessly by the Gundam Force and allies. Ironically, the subtrope of MechaMooks is subverted. While the Zakos are nearly indistinguishable from each other and act as grunts, none of them are ever portrayed as dying onscreen, and are instead just bashed aside with no harm outside of a concussion and comically missing armor.



** It may apply to Sayla; there have been two instances of her experiencing the intergalactic battles from the front seat, but she never lets on that she knows what's happening...

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** It may apply to Sayla; there have been two instances of her experiencing the intergalactic battles from the front seat, but she never lets on that she knows what's happening...



%%* PostScriptSeason: Season 2.



%%* PunchParry: In the final battle between Captain and Commander.
* RacingTheTrain: Shute's first appearence, mostly to show off his rocket skates to the audience. Justified in that he's a kid who's playing around.

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%%* PunchParry: In the final battle between Captain and Commander.
* RacingTheTrain: Shute's first appearence, appearance, mostly to show off his rocket skates to the audience. Justified in that he's a kid who's playing around.



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Captain came very close to saying this to Cheif Haro in episode 2, when he told him he wanted to hang out with Shute. But he chickened out at the last moment.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Captain came very close to saying this to Cheif Chief Haro in episode 2, when he told him he wanted to hang out with Shute. But he chickened out at the last moment.



* ShoutOut: [

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* ShoutOut: [ShoutOut:



** Zero summoned [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid a cardboard box labeled for storing oranges]] in an episode where a pawn leo was sneaking around while invisible, only being seen when he picked it up. The box returned in the second season in an episode where Destroyer Dom and Grappler Gouf were sneaking around in cardboard boxes with holes cut out for them to see which had the same exact label and markings.

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** Zero summoned [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid a cardboard box labeled for storing oranges]] in an episode where a pawn leo Pawn Leo was sneaking around while invisible, only being seen when he picked it up. The box returned in the second season in an episode where Destroyer Dom and Grappler Gouf were sneaking around in cardboard boxes with holes cut out for them to see which had the same exact label and markings.



* TheSpock - Captain's lack of comprehension for facets of humanity others take for granted also makes him TheComicallySerious. He loosens up as time goes on.

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* TheSpock - TheSpock: Captain's lack of comprehension for facets of humanity others take for granted also makes him TheComicallySerious. He loosens up as time goes on.



** [[spoiler: The Daishougun of Perfect Virtue helped Genkimaru get the bridge of the Gundamusai to the Ark from a distance, without Genkimaru seeing him]]

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** [[spoiler: The Daishougun of Perfect Virtue helped Genkimaru get the bridge of the Gundamusai to the Ark from a distance, without Genkimaru seeing him]]



* TakenForGranite: The Bagu-Bagu turn organic matter to stone and Princess Rele suffers this. [[spoiler: It's inverted later on.]]

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* TakenForGranite: The Bagu-Bagu turn organic matter to stone and Princess Rele suffers this. [[spoiler: It's inverted reversed later on.]]



%%* TerribleTrio: Zapper, Grappler, and Destroyer become one of these.
%%* ThatsAllFolks: The ending of the [[GrandFinale final episode]].



%%* ZenSurvivor: the Dai-Shogun of Perfect Virtue.

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%%* ZenSurvivor: the Dai-Shogun of Perfect Virtue.

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* TakenForGranite: The Bagu-Bagu turn organic matter to stone and Princess Rele suffers this. [[spoiler: Inverted later on.]]
* TeenGenius: Bell Wood and Shute.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Zapper, Grappler and Destroyer.
* TerribleTrio: Zapper, Grappler, and Destroyer become one of these.
* ThatsAllFolks: The ending of the [[GrandFinale final episode]].

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* TakenForGranite: The Bagu-Bagu turn organic matter to stone and Princess Rele suffers this. [[spoiler: Inverted It's inverted later on.]]
* TeenGenius: Bell Wood and Shute.
Shute are teenagers with impressive technological achivements, but Bell Wood's dimensional gate never works properly.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Zapper, Grappler and Destroyer.
*
Destroyer do not like working together. Too bad for them.
%%*
TerribleTrio: Zapper, Grappler, and Destroyer become one of these.
* %%* ThatsAllFolks: The ending of the [[GrandFinale final episode]].



* UnfortunateNames: Tallgeese, which is kind of odd considering the names the rest of the Dark Axis run around with. So much so that Shute can't resist pointing and laughing when he introduces himself.
** Does //not// help that his armor has what seems to be a rooster comb on the top of it...

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* UnfortunateNames: Tallgeese, which is kind of odd considering the names the rest of the Dark Axis run around with. So much so that Shute can't resist pointing and laughing when he introduces himself.
** Does //not// help
himself. Making it worse is that his armor has what seems to be a rooster comb on the top of it...



* WaveMotionGun: The cannons on the Magna Musai.
* WorldTree: the Spirit Tree of Lacroa is so big that the royal family had its castle built around it, and the town is built on its roots. It was TakenForGranite by the Dark Axis, and the first we hear of it is when the Dark Axis is trying to revive it for some reason. [[spoiler: In the series' second half we learn that the Tree can create Spirit Eggs that give birth to sacred spirits and Knight Gundams. This power was sealed off by the royal family so the Dark Axis couldn't use it to sacrifice Knight Gundams to the General. After the Dark Axis is defeated for good and Lacroa is un-petrified, Princess Rele undoes the seal.]]

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* WaveMotionGun: The cannons on the Magna Musai.
Musai are massive.
* WorldTree: the The Spirit Tree of Lacroa is so big that the royal family had its castle built around it, and the town is built on its roots. It was TakenForGranite by the Dark Axis, and the first we hear of it is when the Dark Axis is trying to revive it for some reason. [[spoiler: In the series' second half we learn that the Tree can create Spirit Eggs that give birth to sacred spirits and Knight Gundams. This power was sealed off by the royal family so the Dark Axis couldn't use it to sacrifice Knight Gundams to the General. After the Dark Axis is defeated for good and Lacroa is un-petrified, Princess Rele undoes the seal.]]



* ZenSurvivor: the Dai-Shogun of Perfect Virtue.

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* %%* ZenSurvivor: the Dai-Shogun of Perfect Virtue.
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* AccentuateTheNegative: This series has been generally panned by many anime and gundam fans who failed to see the positive aspects.

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* AccentuateTheNegative: This series has been generally panned by many anime and gundam fans who failed to see the positive aspects.



** Zapper also tends to do this when insulting people, with or without SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.
* [[spoiler: AndTheAdventureContinues]]

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** Zapper also tends to do this when insulting people, with or without SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.
* [[spoiler: AndTheAdventureContinues]]
%%* AndTheAdventureContinues:



* ArtifactOfDoom: The Demon Sword Epyon.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: You cannot hang a flying fortress from a satellite. It doesn't work that way.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: [[spoiler: Chief Haro showing off his fighting ability in the final battle against General Zeong, which involves deflecting missiles with his ''head''.]]
** Early on, Captain Gundam had an annoying habit of informing the villains that he was authorized to use weapons in defense of Neotopia. Followed by him smacking them around.
** To say nothing of Commander Sazabi and General Zeong.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Allegedly Zapper Zaku, who pretended to be loyal to the SDG after Commander Sazabi's defeat just to get a chance to destroy General Zeong for mistreating him, his companions and the Zakos.]]

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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Demon Sword Epyon.
Epyon houses an evil spirit that will eventually turn the wielder into a berserker.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: You cannot hang a flying fortress from a satellite. It doesn't work that way.
way. ''Gundam SD'' doesn't care.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: AuthorityEqualsAsskicking:
**
[[spoiler: Chief Haro showing off his fighting ability in the final battle against General Zeong, which involves deflecting missiles with his ''head''.]]
** Early on, Captain Gundam had an annoying a habit of informing the villains that he was authorized to use weapons in defense of Neotopia. Followed This was followed by him smacking them around.
** To say nothing of Commander Sazabi and General Zeong.
Zeong are both more powerful than any Dark Axis soldier beneath them (with the general greater than the commander).
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Allegedly Zapper Zaku, who Zaku pretended to be loyal to the SDG after Commander Sazabi's defeat just to get a chance to destroy General Zeong for mistreating him, his companions and the Zakos.]]



* BerserkButton: Bakunetsumaru flies off the handle faster than usual when Zero [[spoiler: plants flowers on him.]]
** Tallgeese doesn't take kindly to his name being made fun of, either.
* BigBad: Several. We start off with Zapper Zako, then his team mates, then the Commander of those guys, [[spoiler: then we get the ManBehindTheMan General Zeong...]]
* BigEater: Most of, if not all of, the Musha Gundams. Bakunetsumaru makes the Daishogun 200 rice balls as a SNACK.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
**
Bakunetsumaru flies off the handle faster than usual when Zero [[spoiler: plants flowers on him.]]
him.
** Tallgeese doesn't take kindly to his name being made fun of, either.
of.
* BigBad: Several. We start off with Zapper Zako, then his team mates, then the Commander of those guys, [[spoiler: then we get the ManBehindTheMan General Zeong...]]
Zeong is the leader the Dark Axis the one pushing the invasion.
* BigEater: Most of, if not all of, the Musha Gundams.
**
Bakunetsumaru makes the Daishogun 200 rice balls as a SNACK.



* [[spoiler:BlackSpeech: General Zeong.]]
* PowerGivesYouWings: Zero Custom, Knight of Silver Wings. [[spoiler: Captain with the power of the Superior Dragon on his side.]]

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* [[spoiler:BlackSpeech: %%* BlackSpeech:[[spoiler: General Zeong.]]
* PowerGivesYouWings: Zero Custom, Knight of Silver Wings. BreakingSpeech: [[spoiler: Captain Sazabi and Gerbera gives these to Shute and Captain, respectively. Sazabi claims that 'there is only those who rule, and those who are ruled!' while Gerbera's lecture can be summarized as HumansAreBastards.]] They are both told to ShutUpHannibal;
--->[[PowerOfFriendship Shute]]: We don't rule anyone and we wont be ruled by anyone! Not ever! We're all friends! Friends living together!
--->[[RobotBuddy Captain]]: Those of us
with the power of the Superior Dragon on his side.]]Soul Drives are ''meant'' to be with humans!



* TheChessmaster: Several, but Kibaomaru comes into focus as he's an avid ''shogi'' player. he even uses a giant board as a plateform in the Dark Axis base.

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* TheChessmaster: Several, but Kibaomaru comes into focus as he's an avid ''shogi'' player. he He even uses a giant board as a plateform in the Dark Axis base.



* TheChosenOne: Not the two main characters, Captain and Shute, actually. Zero was singled out as being the one destined to save his homeland Lacroa from the petrification, which he does...with some help.

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* TheChosenOne: Not the two main characters, Captain and Shute, actually. Zero Shute. It's actually ''Zero'' who was singled out as being the one destined to save his homeland Lacroa from the petrification, which he does...does with some help.



* CombinationAttack: GUNDAM FORCE, TRIPLE ATTACK!
** Also, FINAL DEADLY SCREAMING CHAOS CATASTROPHE!
* CoolAirship: The Magna Musai, [[spoiler: which is later reconfigured into the Gundam Musai.]]
* CoolGate: The Zakarello Gate.
* CoolSword: Zero's Buster Sword, and Bakunetsumaru's katanas, one of which is a piece of Ark's Five Sacred Swords.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: Arguably, Captain's battle with Sazabi. Though Captain gradually loses ''all'' his equipment (and even an ''arm'') he never changes composure and always seems perfectly fine, while Sazabi gradually freaks out.]]
** A perfect example from the same fight is when Captain [[spoiler:grabs Sazabi's beam sabers with his, albeit charged up via his Soul Drive, bare hands. Before he squeezes hard enough to destroy the beam sabers, Sazabi lampshades this]]:
-->'''Sazabi''': What!? With your bare hands!? You can't do that!
-->'''Captain''': Sorry Commander, but I'm afraid I must contradict you!
* CyberCyclops: The Dark Axis. [[spoiler: At least the ones that aren't Gundams.]]

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* CombinationAttack: CombinationAttack:
**
GUNDAM FORCE, TRIPLE ATTACK!
** Also, FINAL DEADLY SCREAMING CHAOS CATASTROPHE!
* CoolAirship: The Magna Musai, Musai is the Dark Axis flagship and suitably menacing. [[spoiler: which It is later reconfigured into the Gundam Musai.]]
* CoolGate: The Zakarello Gate.
Gate is a living dimensional gate generator.
* CoolSword: Zero's Buster Sword, and Bakunetsumaru's katanas, one of which is a piece of Ark's Five Sacred Swords.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: Arguably, Captain's battle with Sazabi. Though Captain gradually loses ''all'' his equipment (and even an ''arm'') he never changes composure and always seems perfectly fine, while Sazabi gradually freaks out.]]
** A perfect example from the same fight is when Captain [[spoiler:grabs Sazabi's beam sabers with his, albeit charged up via his Soul Drive, bare hands. Before he squeezes hard enough to destroy the beam sabers, Sazabi lampshades this]]:
-->'''Sazabi''': What!? With your bare hands!? You can't do that!
-->'''Captain''': Sorry Commander, but I'm afraid I must contradict you!
* CyberCyclops: The Dark Axis. [[spoiler: At least the ones that aren't Gundams.
Swords..]]



* DefeatMeansFriendship: By the end of the series, [[spoiler: Zapper Zaku, Grappler Gouf, Destroyer Dom, and even Cobramaru have defected to the 'Genki Energy Force.]] Between this trope and all the cases of RedemptionEqualsDeath, only the [[BigBad Big Bad's]] of the series seem to end up dead.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: By the end of the series, [[spoiler: Zapper Zaku, Grappler Gouf, Destroyer Dom, and even Cobramaru have defected to the 'Genki ''Genki Energy Force.Force''.]] Between this trope and all the cases of RedemptionEqualsDeath, only the [[BigBad Big Bad's]] major villains of the series seem to end up dead.



* TheDitz: Sayla. Come on, the girl pretty much just ignored a pitched intergalactic battle to focus on baking a cake! Although you could take her line at the end of the same episode as a sign of ObfuscatingStupidity...
* EggMcGuffin: The Spirit Egg, during the Mystery of Lacroa episodes.

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* TheDitz: Sayla. Come on, Sayla; the girl pretty much just ignored a pitched intergalactic battle to focus on baking a cake! Although you could take her line at the end of the same episode as a sign of ObfuscatingStupidity...
* EggMcGuffin: The Spirit Egg, during the Mystery of Lacroa episodes.episodes, is the focus of those episodes because of its importance to SDGF and Zero.



* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: If Bakumetsumaru wasn't enough... all of Arc!

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* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: If Bakumetsumaru wasn't enough... all of Arc!Arc is inspired by the idea of samurai.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Deed to Deathscythe]].
** Zapper Zaku was actually a nice guy before the events of the series as told in the side story manga, [[spoiler: however, when his friend was killed, he became the trigger happy villain we know and love to hate]]
*** [[spoiler: This effectively gave more meaning to his attack against General Zeong]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Deed to Deathscythe]].
[
** [spoiler: Deed, Knight of the Shining Blade became Deathscythe knight of Darkness when he betrayed Lacroa.]].
** Zapper Zaku was actually a nice guy before the events of the series as told in the side story manga, [[spoiler: however, when his friend was killed, he became the trigger happy villain we know and love to hate]]
*** [[spoiler:
hate. This effectively gave more meaning to his attack against General Zeong]]



* FauxAffablyEvil: Tallgeese, who is delightfully [[LargeHam hammy]] and at one point does a little dance and song.
* [[FiveBadBand Four Bad Band]]: The enemies end up this way at the end of the series.
** The BigBad: Commander Sazabi[[spoiler:/General Zeong]]
** TheDragon: Zapper Zaku[[spoiler:/Commander Sazabi/]]
** The EvilGenius: Grappler Gouf[[spoiler:/Professor Gerbera/Madnug/]]
** The Brute: Destroyer Dom



* GoldfishPoopGang: Zapper's gang end up this way by season 2. In the last 26 episodes, they only menace the Gundam Force three times (And one of those times was by accident), and spend the rest of the episodes being bounced around by fate and circumstance.

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* GoldfishPoopGang: Zapper's gang end up this way by season 2. In the last 26 episodes, they only menace the Gundam Force three times (And (and one of those times was by accident), and spend the rest of the episodes being bounced around by fate and circumstance.



* HannibalLecture: [[spoiler: Sazabi and Gerbera gives these to Shute and Captain, respectively. Sazabi claims that 'there is only those who rule, and those who are ruled!' while Gerbera's lecture can be summarized as HumansAreBastards.]] They are both told to ShutUpHannibal;
--->[[PowerOfFriendship Shute]]: We don't rule anyone and we wont be ruled by anyone! Not ever! We're all friends! Friends living together!
--->[[RobotBuddy Captain]]: Those of us with Soul Drives are ''meant'' to be with humans!
* HarmlessVillain -> QuirkyMiniBossSquad: Zako, Grappler, and Dom.
* HelpingHands: General Zeong just might have the LARGEST Helping Hands in fiction.

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* HannibalLecture: [[spoiler: Sazabi and Gerbera gives these to Shute and Captain, respectively. Sazabi claims that 'there is only those who rule, and those who are ruled!' while Gerbera's lecture can be summarized as HumansAreBastards.]] They are both told to ShutUpHannibal;
--->[[PowerOfFriendship Shute]]: We don't rule anyone and we wont be ruled by anyone! Not ever! We're all friends! Friends living together!
--->[[RobotBuddy Captain]]: Those of us with Soul Drives are ''meant'' to be with humans!
* HarmlessVillain ->
QuirkyMiniBossSquad: Zako, Grappler, and Dom.
*
Dom are a trio of villains higher than the Zako mooks who (initially) give the Gundam Force a hard time.
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HelpingHands: General Zeong just might have the LARGEST Helping Hands in fiction.



* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: It's ironic this Gundam show is always being accused of ruining the franchise, though. Just look at Zapper Zako and Dom.

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* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: It's ironic this Gundam show is always being accused of ruining the franchise, though. franchise given all the impressive looking and effective weapons. Just look at Zapper Zako and Dom.Dom.
* LaughabllyEvil: Tallgeese is delightfully [[LargeHam hammy]] and at one point does a little dance and song.



* LighterAndSofter: In comparison to other ''Gundam'' series... until it hits the CerebusSyndrome.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: See the FaceHeelTurn spoiler.
* LowClearance: Happens twice; Grappler Gouf is trying to hijack a train, but is focused on the train that he doesn't see the tunnel and hits the wall. Later on, when he and the Gundams are fighting their TrainTopBattle, the same thing happens to Zero.

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* LighterAndSofter: In comparison to other ''Gundam'' series... until series it hits the CerebusSyndrome.
is cute and tiny and funny. Then CerebusSyndrome kicks in and it fits in better.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: See [[spoiler: Deed's fall from grace and adoption of the FaceHeelTurn spoiler.
Deathscythe identity was brought about falling in love with Princess Rele. He thought that invading her home and turning her to stone would make her turn his love; LoveMakesYouStupid and LovesMakesYouCrazy also apply here.]]
* LowClearance: Happens twice; Grappler Gouf is trying to hijack a train, but is so focused on the train that he doesn't see the tunnel and hits the wall. Later on, when he and the Gundams are fighting their TrainTopBattle, the same thing happens to Zero.



* MindRape: [[spoiler: The General's specialty.]]
* TheMole: Rare villain-on-villain version: [[spoiler:Zako Red is strongly implied to be nothing more than a dummy body for Sazabi, as seen when Red goes inert after handing Sazabi the Soul Drive and is unceremoniously disposed of.]]
** [[spoiler:Not to mention they have the exact same voice, and Zako Red seems to force his "Zako" tic rather than it being an actual tic]]
* {{Mooks}}: The Zakos Pawn Leos and Zakobusshi.
** Ironically, the subtrope of MechaMooks is subverted. While the Zakos are nearly indistinguishable from each other and act as grunts, none of them are ever portrayed as dying onscreen, and are instead just bashed aside with no harm outside of a concussion and comically missing armor.
* MoreDakka: Dom's Gallop trailer is filled with a ridiculous amount of guns that all fire at once on command. [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Of course, they rarely, if ever, hit something.]]
* [[MyHeroZero My Hero Zero, the Winged Knight]]
* MythologyGag: Practically built into the premise. Some are more obvious than others, for instance Gerbera's [[spoiler: true identity as Captain Gundam's brother]] is based on the fact that [[spoiler: the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gerbera Tetra]] was based off of the rejected Gundam GP-04 (and in fact, the Gerbera Tetra Kai IS the GP-04 with armor covering the Gundam-y parts), while Captain Gundam and his various upgrades are based on the GP-01 and GP-03.]]

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* MindRape: [[spoiler: The General's specialty.specialty is brainwashing people into evil by tormenting them with custom built nightmares.]]
* TheMole: Rare villain-on-villain version: [[spoiler:Zako Red is strongly implied to be nothing more than a dummy body for Sazabi, as seen when Red goes inert after handing Sazabi the Soul Drive and is unceremoniously disposed of.]]
** [[spoiler:Not
Not to mention they have the exact same voice, and Zako Red seems to force his "Zako" tic rather than it being an actual tic]]
* {{Mooks}}: The Zakos Pawn Leos and Zakobusshi.
**
Zakobusshi exist to defeated effortlessly by the Gundam Force and allies. Ironically, the subtrope of MechaMooks is subverted. While the Zakos are nearly indistinguishable from each other and act as grunts, none of them are ever portrayed as dying onscreen, and are instead just bashed aside with no harm outside of a concussion and comically missing armor.
* MoreDakka: Dom's Gallop trailer is filled with a ridiculous amount of guns that all fire at once on command. [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Of course, they They rarely, if ever, hit something.]]
* [[MyHeroZero My Hero Zero, MyHeroZero: From the land of Lacroa he has come to banish evil! He is ''Zero'', the Winged Knight]]
Knight!
* MythologyGag: Practically References to other Gundam series are practically built into the premise. premise.
**
Some are more obvious than others, for instance Gerbera's [[spoiler: true identity as Captain Gundam's brother]] is based on the fact that [[spoiler: the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gerbera Tetra]] was based off of the rejected Gundam GP-04 (and in fact, the Gerbera Tetra Kai IS the GP-04 with armor covering the Gundam-y parts), while Captain Gundam and his various upgrades are based on the GP-01 and GP-03.]]



** Also subverted with Superior Dragon [[spoiler: Who instead of being a gundam split into two separate gundams is an actual dragon that is a spirit, who is the combined form of Fenn and Steel Dragon. He is also never properly seen on screen. Although, the fusions between Zero and Fenn and Deed and Steel Dragon are reminiscent of (Vassal) Knight Gundam and Satan Gundam.]]

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** Also subverted with Superior Dragon [[spoiler: Who who instead of being a gundam split into two separate gundams is an actual dragon that is a spirit, who is the combined form of Fenn and Steel Dragon. He is also never properly seen on screen. Although, the fusions between Zero and Fenn and Deed and Steel Dragon are reminiscent of (Vassal) Knight Gundam and Satan Gundam.]]



* NeverSayDie: The English dub tries to hide the fact that Cobramaru attempts ''seppuku'' after his defeat in Season 2.
** Averts it earlier during the Ashuramaru episodes.
* NonIndicativeName: The Zako Zako Hour, which only runs for a few minutes.

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*NervesOfSteel:[[spoiler: Captain's battle with Sazabi. Though Captain gradually loses ''all'' his equipment (and even an ''arm'') he never changes composure and always seems perfectly fine, while Sazabi gradually freaks out.]] A perfect example from the same fight is when Captain [[spoiler:grabs Sazabi's beam sabers with his, albeit charged up via his Soul Drive, bare hands. Before he squeezes hard enough to destroy the beam sabers, Sazabi lampshades this]]:
-->'''Sazabi''': What!? With your bare hands!? You can't do that!
-->'''Captain''': Sorry Commander, but I'm afraid I must contradict you!
* CyberCyclops: The Dark Axis have only one eye. [[spoiler: At least the ones that aren't Gundams]]
* NeverSayDie: Zigzagged.
**The English dub averts it during the Ashuramaru episodes.
**
The English dub tries to hide the fact that Cobramaru attempts ''seppuku'' after his defeat in Season 2.
** Averts it earlier during the Ashuramaru episodes.
* NonIndicativeName: The Zako Zako Hour, which Hour only runs for a few minutes.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Shute's father, Mark, appears to be a laid-back guitarist with a penchant for bad hippie music, but is strongly implied to be [[spoiler: the leader of the SDG, Chief Haro.]] May also apply to Sayla; there have been two instances of her experiencing the intergalactic battles from the front seat, but she never lets on that she knows what's happening...
** [[spoiler: Also, Zapper, possibly. He ''claims'' to have been faking his happy janitor routine...]]
* OmnicidalManiac: The General. Possibly the only villain in Gundam history who wants to wipe out the entire ''multiverse.''

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: ObfuscatingStupidity:
**
Shute's father, Mark, appears to be a laid-back guitarist with a penchant for bad hippie music, but is strongly implied to be [[spoiler: the leader of the SDG, Chief Haro.]] May also ]]
**It may
apply to Sayla; there have been two instances of her experiencing the intergalactic battles from the front seat, but she never lets on that she knows what's happening...
** [[spoiler: Also, Zapper, possibly. He Zapper ''claims'' to have been faking his happy janitor routine...when he joined the final battle.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: The General. Possibly General is possibly the only villain in Gundam history who wants to wipe out the entire ''multiverse.''



* PostScriptSeason: Season 2.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: What Captain needs to activate the Soul Drive, and a major theme of the series.
** Of course, the power of friendship can't stop Zero from [[SomethingAboutARose screwing]] with [[BerserkButton Bakumetsumaru.]]
* PowerTrio: Twice.
** SD Force
*** Ego: Captain
*** Superego: Zero
*** Id: Bakunetsumaru
** Dark Axis
*** Ego: Zaku
*** Superego: Gouf
*** Id: Dom

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* %%* PostScriptSeason: Season 2.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: What PowerGivesYouWings:
** Zero Custom, Knight of Silver Wings.
** [[spoiler:
Captain needs to activate the Soul Drive, and a major theme of the series.
** Of course,
with the power of friendship can't stop Zero from [[SomethingAboutARose screwing]] with [[BerserkButton Bakumetsumaru.the Superior Dragon on his side.]]
* PowerTrio: Twice.
** SD Force
*** Ego: Captain
*** Superego: Zero
*** Id: Bakunetsumaru
** Dark Axis
*** Ego: Zaku
*** Superego: Gouf
*** Id: Dom
ThePowerOfFriendship: What Captain needs to activate the Soul Drive, and a major theme of the series. Of course, the power of friendship can't stop Zero from [[SomethingAboutARose screwing]] with [[BerserkButton Bakumetsumaru]]; after all, friends tease!



* PunchParry: In the final battle between Captain and Commander.

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* %%* PunchParry: In the final battle between Captain and Commander.



* [[spoiler: RebelliousPrincess: Rele. She's a bit of a brat at first and eager to spend time with the Gundam Force, especially Shute.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: At first subverted with [[spoiler: Bakunetsumaru's friend, Kujakumaru/Ashuramaru,]] who turns against him because he refuses to follow this trope. Later played straight when [[spoiler: Bakunetsumaru is forced to kill him. And later still when Tallgeese sacrifices himself to free Fenn from Deathscythe's magical cage]]. And depending on whether you're watching the anime or reading the manga, [[spoiler: Gerbera/Madnug at the end.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Dark Axis.[[spoiler:.. who can't be taken literally for all of Season 1.]]

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* [[spoiler: RebelliousPrincess: [[spoiler: Rele. She's a bit of a brat at first and eager to spend time with the Gundam Force, especially Shute.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: At first subverted with [[spoiler: Bakunetsumaru's friend, Kujakumaru/Ashuramaru,]] who turns against him because he refuses to follow this trope. Later played straight when [[spoiler: Bakunetsumaru is forced to kill him. And later Later still when Tallgeese sacrifices himself to free Fenn from Deathscythe's magical cage]]. And depending Depending on whether you're watching the anime or reading the manga, [[spoiler: Gerbera/Madnug at the end.end will either free himself from brainwashing only to be killed by his boss or sacrifice himself for his boss.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Dark Axis.[[spoiler:.. who can't be taken literally for all of Season 1.]]Axis have red eyes that peer down on the dimension they are invading.



** Bakunetsumaru the hotheaded samurai, and Zero, the levelheaded knight. Zero has the longer fuse of the two, but he spends off time picking on Bakunetsumaru.

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** Bakunetsumaru the hotheaded samurai, and Zero, the levelheaded knight. Zero has the longer fuse of the two, but he spends off time picking on Bakunetsumaru.Bakunetsumaru (by making flowers grow out of his swords).



* RentAZilla: Musha Daishinsho.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter / SmallAnnoyingCreature: Fenn. One second he's all snuggly and cute, the next second he's ruining your hard culinary work or breathing fire in your face.

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* RentAZilla: Musha Daishinsho.
Daishinsho is an enormous gundam.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter / SmallAnnoyingCreature: RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Fenn. One second he's all snuggly and cute, the next second [[SmallAnnoyingCreature he's ruining your hard culinary work or breathing fire in your face.]]



* SecretIdentity: Captain's 'civilian' mode. Zero and Bakunetsumaru don't have any, but the Mayor [[HandWave Hand Waves]] it by saying they're actors. They no longer need the identities after [[spoiler: the Big Zam brings down Blanc Base, and the Gundam Force's existence is revealed.]] It's also strongly implied that Chief Haro is really [[spoiler: Shute's father, Mark.]]
* ShoutOut: [[Film/ApocalypseNow "I love the smell of concrete in the morning."]]

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* SecretIdentity: Captain's 'civilian' mode.mode is needed because the people of Neotopia aren't supposed to know about the war with Dark Axis. Zero and Bakunetsumaru don't have any, but the Mayor [[HandWave Hand Waves]] it by saying they're actors. They no longer need the identities after [[spoiler: the Big Zam brings down Blanc Base, and the Gundam Force's existence is revealed.]] It's also strongly implied that Chief Haro is really [[spoiler: Shute's father, Mark.]]
* ShoutOut: [[Film/ApocalypseNow [
** [Film/ApocalypseNow
"I love the smell of concrete in the morning."]]



* ShowWithinAShow: The Zako Zako Hour.
** Later on, the Pawn Leos try this with the Pawn Pawn Hour in one episode, and Zakobusshi take over this role when the cast lands in Ark.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: "Cynicism"? [[SugarBowl What's that?]]
* TheSpock - Captain, especially in the earlier episodes. His lack of comprehension for facets of humanity others take for granted also makes him TheComicallySerious
* SpinoffBabies: This the closest you're going to get with to this trope with HumongousMecha.
* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: Madnug/Gerbera is the victim of one of these, depending on whether or not the [=SDGF=] thought one life was worth changing the timeline for. Then again, the vision of the future Shute saw thanks to the Superior Dragon may have been real.]]

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* ShowWithinAShow: The Zako Zako Hour.
**
Hour is a short segment at the end of episodes where a trio of Zako talk about the episode. Later on, the Pawn Leos try this with the Pawn Pawn Hour in one episode, and Zakobusshi take over this role when the cast lands in Ark.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: "Cynicism"? [[SugarBowl What's that?]]
that?]] Joking aside, the grey morality of other Gundam shows is not present here and characters are powered/inspired by virtues like friendship and loyalty.
* TheSpock - Captain, especially in the earlier episodes. His Captain's lack of comprehension for facets of humanity others take for granted also makes him TheComicallySerious
TheComicallySerious. He loosens up as time goes on.
* SpinoffBabies: This the closest you're going to get with to this trope with HumongousMecha.
* StableTimeLoop:
StableTimeLoop:
**
[[spoiler: Madnug/Gerbera is the victim of one of these, depending on whether or not the [=SDGF=] thought one life was worth changing the timeline for. Then again, the vision of the future Shute saw thanks to the Superior Dragon may have been real.]]



* SummonMagic / SummoningRitual: Tallgeese with the Griffon, and later [[spoiler: Zero with the Feather Dragon.]]

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* SummonMagic / SummoningRitual: SummonMagic: Tallgeese with the Griffon, uses Lacroa magic to summon Griffon and later [[spoiler: Zero with the Feather Dragon.]]



* SupportingLeader: Captain Gundam

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* SupportingLeader: Captain GundamGundam is the field leader for the Gundam Force but he is not TheProtagonist. That would be Shute.



* SynchronizedSwarming: The Bagu-Bagu do this.
* TakenForGranite: The Bagu-Bagu turn organic matter to stone. [[spoiler: Inverted later on.]]
** Princess Rele suffers this.

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* SynchronizedSwarming: The Bagu-Bagu do this.
this for their attacks.
* TakenForGranite: The Bagu-Bagu turn organic matter to stone.stone and Princess Rele suffers this. [[spoiler: Inverted later on.]]
** Princess Rele suffers this.
]]
26th Sep '16 11:25:58 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Practically the definition of a LoveItOrHateIt series. When it first aired, ''SDGF'' was flamed to a crisp by some viewers as a LighterAndSofter perversion of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' that ruined the franchise. However, quite a few ''Gundam'' fans enjoy it because of the flashes of depth lurking beneath the cutesy exterior, ranging from extended {{Mythology Gag}}s to deeper characterization than one normally expects from a kids' show. Two video games were produced, though the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game is more noteworthy for introducing the dimensional pirates of [=DaScar=], {{Exp|y}}ies of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V Gundam]]'''s villainous Zanscare Empire, as well as more Expies of more machines from the primary three worlds involved. There was also a manga retelling of the series, as well as a promotional manga called ''Manga/SDGundamForceGaiden'', neither of which were released in the US.

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Practically the definition of a LoveItOrHateIt series. When it first aired, ''SDGF'' was flamed to a crisp by some viewers as a LighterAndSofter perversion of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' that ruined the franchise. However, quite a few ''Gundam'' fans enjoy it because of the flashes of depth lurking beneath the cutesy exterior, ranging from extended {{Mythology Gag}}s to deeper characterization than one normally expects from a kids' show. Two video games were produced, though the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game is more noteworthy for introducing the dimensional pirates of [=DaScar=], {{Exp|y}}ies of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V Gundam]]'''s villainous Zanscare Empire, as well as more Expies of more machines from the primary three worlds involved. There was also a manga retelling of the series, as well as a promotional manga called ''Manga/SDGundamForceGaiden'', neither of which were released in the US.



* BadassNormal: Shute. Despite having NO combat ability aside from just being annoying(to the bad guys), he manages to help out starting with 1) Rescuing Captain and Zero when they were captured, and ending with 2) [[spoiler:Effectively destroying Zeong's Soul Drive FROM THE INSIDE, among other things.]] And that's not even counting all the times he's been threatened at swordpoint/gunpoint by the Big Bads...and he's only [[ImprobableAge ten years old]]!

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* BadassNormal: Shute. Despite having NO combat ability aside from just being annoying(to annoying (to the bad guys), he manages to help out starting with 1) Rescuing Captain and Zero when they were captured, and ending with 2) [[spoiler:Effectively destroying Zeong's Soul Drive FROM THE INSIDE, among other things.]] And that's That's not even counting all the times he's been threatened at swordpoint/gunpoint by the Big Bads...and he's only [[ImprobableAge ten years old]]!



* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: The 'Zakurello Gate' and son does this at the end of the series. With the General destroyed, there's nothing stopping them from going back whatever dimension the Dark Axis stole them from.]]

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* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: The 'Zakurello Gate' and son does this at the end of the series. With the General destroyed, there's nothing stopping them from going back to whatever dimension the Dark Axis stole them from.]]
7th Sep '16 12:27:50 PM contrafanxxx
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* PunchParry: In the final battle between Captain and Commander.
24th May '16 3:06:05 PM drac0blade
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* DefeatMeansFriendship: By the end of the series, [[spoiler: Zapper Zaku, Grappler Gouf, Destroyer Dom, and even Cobramaru have defected to the 'Genki Energy Force.]] Now that I think about it, between this trope and all the cases of RedemptionEqualsDeath, only the [[BigBad Big Bad's]] of the series seem to end up dead.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: By the end of the series, [[spoiler: Zapper Zaku, Grappler Gouf, Destroyer Dom, and even Cobramaru have defected to the 'Genki Energy Force.]] Now that I think about it, between Between this trope and all the cases of RedemptionEqualsDeath, only the [[BigBad Big Bad's]] of the series seem to end up dead.
12th Feb '16 11:58:15 AM GrammarNavi
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** [=DaScar=] from the {{Playstation 2}} game = [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Zanscare Empire]]

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** [=DaScar=] from the {{Playstation 2}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game = [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Zanscare Empire]]
12th Feb '16 11:53:53 AM GrammarNavi
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Practically the definition of a LoveItOrHateIt series. When it first aired, ''SDGF'' was flamed to a crisp by some viewers as a LighterAndSofter perversion of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' that ruined the franchise. However, quite a few ''Gundam'' fans enjoy it because of the flashes of depth lurking beneath the cutesy exterior, ranging from extended {{Mythology Gag}}s to deeper characterization than one normally expects from a kids' show. Two video games were produced, though the {{Playstation 2}} game is more noteworthy for introducing the dimensional pirates of [=DaScar=], {{Exp|y}}ies of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V Gundam]]'''s villainous Zanscare Empire, as well as more Expies of more machines from the primary three worlds involved. There was also a manga retelling of the series, as well as a promotional manga called ''Manga/SDGundamForceGaiden'', neither of which were released in the US.

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Practically the definition of a LoveItOrHateIt series. When it first aired, ''SDGF'' was flamed to a crisp by some viewers as a LighterAndSofter perversion of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' that ruined the franchise. However, quite a few ''Gundam'' fans enjoy it because of the flashes of depth lurking beneath the cutesy exterior, ranging from extended {{Mythology Gag}}s to deeper characterization than one normally expects from a kids' show. Two video games were produced, though the {{Playstation 2}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game is more noteworthy for introducing the dimensional pirates of [=DaScar=], {{Exp|y}}ies of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V Gundam]]'''s villainous Zanscare Empire, as well as more Expies of more machines from the primary three worlds involved. There was also a manga retelling of the series, as well as a promotional manga called ''Manga/SDGundamForceGaiden'', neither of which were released in the US.
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* LowClearance: Happens twice; Grappler Gouf is trying to hijack a train, but is focused on the train that he doesn't see the tunnel and hits the wall. Later on, when he and the Gundams are fighting their TrainTopBattle, the same thing happens to Zero.
-->'''Grappler:''' Hurts, doesn't it? At least I'm not the only idiot around here...
14th Dec '15 7:41:43 PM Willbyr
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-->--'''{{Toonami}} Promo'''

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-->--'''{{Toonami}} -->--'''Creator/{{Toonami}} Promo'''



Practically the definition of a LoveItOrHateIt series. When it first aired, ''SDGF'' was flamed to a crisp by some viewers as a LighterAndSofter perversion of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' that ruined the franchise. However, quite a few ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' fans enjoy it because of the flashes of depth lurking beneath the cutesy exterior, ranging from extended [[MythologyGag Mythology Gags]] to deeper characterization than one normally expects from a kids' show. Two video games were produced, though the {{Playstation 2}} game is more noteworthy for introducing the dimensional pirates of [=DaScar=], [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V Gundam]]'''s villainous Zanscare Empire, as well as more Expies of more machines from the primary three worlds involved. There was also a manga retelling of the series, as well as a promotional manga called ''Manga/SDGundamForceGaiden'', neither of which were released in the US.

Now with a [[Recap/SDGundamForce recap page,]] under construction.

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Practically the definition of a LoveItOrHateIt series. When it first aired, ''SDGF'' was flamed to a crisp by some viewers as a LighterAndSofter perversion of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' that ruined the franchise. However, quite a few ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' ''Gundam'' fans enjoy it because of the flashes of depth lurking beneath the cutesy exterior, ranging from extended [[MythologyGag Mythology Gags]] {{Mythology Gag}}s to deeper characterization than one normally expects from a kids' show. Two video games were produced, though the {{Playstation 2}} game is more noteworthy for introducing the dimensional pirates of [=DaScar=], [[{{Expy}} Expies]] {{Exp|y}}ies of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V Gundam]]'''s villainous Zanscare Empire, as well as more Expies of more machines from the primary three worlds involved. There was also a manga retelling of the series, as well as a promotional manga called ''Manga/SDGundamForceGaiden'', neither of which were released in the US.

Now with a [[Recap/SDGundamForce recap page,]] page]], under construction.


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