History Anime / SDGundamForce

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* EggMcGuffin: The Spirit Egg, during the Mystery of Lacroa episodes, is the focus of those episodes because of its importance to SDGF and Zero.

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* EggMcGuffin: The Spirit Egg, during the Mystery of Lacroa episodes, is the focus of those episodes because of its importance to SDGF the SDG and Zero.



* EverytownAmerica: Neotopia features a lot of American motifs from Mark's terrible country music, to everybody playing catch in the park, to even a giant ferris wheel statue of the mayor herself that resembles the Statue of Liberty! If that doesn't make it America maybe Shute knowing the existence of Ypsilanti, Michigan might.

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* EverytownAmerica: Neotopia features a lot of American motifs from Mark's terrible country music, to everybody playing catch in the park, to even a giant ferris wheel statue of the mayor herself that resembles the Statue of Liberty! If that doesn't make it America maybe Shute knowing the existence of [[DubInducedPlotHole Ypsilanti, Michigan Michigan]] might.



* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: Zako, Grappler, and Dom are a trio of villains higher than the Zako mooks who (initially) give the Gundam Force a hard time.
%%* HelpingHands: General Zeong

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* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: Zako, Grappler, and 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 Zeong's gigantic pair of hands can fly and function as a set of AttackDrones.



* LargeHam: Most of the villains, though even good guys like Zero and Baku get in on the ham sometimes.



* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: Zako, Grappler, and Dom are a trio of villains higher than the Zako mooks who (initially) give the Gundam Force a hard time.



* ShotInTheAss: When looking for an exit in the Dark Hole, Bakunetsumaru takes a barrage of bullets to the bum curtesy of Captain.

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* ShotInTheAss: When looking for an exit in the Dark Hole, Bakunetsumaru takes a barrage of bullets to the bum curtesy courtesy of Captain.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: "Cynicism"? [[SugarBowl What's 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.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: "Cynicism"? [[SugarBowl What's that?]] Joking aside, the grey morality of other Gundam shows is not fully present here and characters are powered/inspired by virtues like friendship and loyalty.
24th May '17 5:31:45 PM SouldriveMan
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* ShotInTheAss: When looking for an exit in the Dark Hole, Bakunetsumaru takes a barrage of bullets to the bum curtesy of Captain.
24th May '17 4:56:54 PM shadowwolf75
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%%* AndTheAdventureContinues:

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%%* AndTheAdventureContinues:* AndTheAdventureContinues: The show ends with Shute and company patrolling the different worlds with the Gundam Force.



* BigBad: General Zeong is the leader the Dark Axis the one pushing the invasion.

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* BigBad: General Zeong is the leader of the Dark Axis the one pushing the invasion.Axis.



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Zero's undying loyalty for the queen of Lacroa, Princess Rele, is shown during his time in Neotopia when he starts calling Sayla "Princess".

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Zero's undying loyalty for the queen princess of Lacroa, Princess Rele, is shown during his time in Neotopia when he starts calling Sayla "Princess".
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* Everytown,America: Neotopia features a lot of American motifs from Mark's terrible country music, to everybody playing catch in the park, to even a giant ferris wheel statue of the mayor herself that resembles the Statue of Liberty! If that doesn't make it America maybe Shute knowing the existence of Ypsilanti, Michigan might.

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* Everytown,America: EverytownAmerica: Neotopia features a lot of American motifs from Mark's terrible country music, to everybody playing catch in the park, to even a giant ferris wheel statue of the mayor herself that resembles the Statue of Liberty! If that doesn't make it America maybe Shute knowing the existence of Ypsilanti, Michigan might.


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* WeAllLiveInAmerica: While the show features tons of American stereotypes, Neotopia still features lots of Japanese customs. Such as Shute knowing how to make riceballs and several of the citizens having Japanese names.
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* Everytown,America: Neotopia features a lot of American motifs from Mark's terrible country music, to everybody playing catch in the park, to even a giant ferris wheel statue of the mayor herself that resembles the Statue of Liberty! If that doesn't make it America maybe Shute knowing the existence of Ypsilanti, Michigan might.
16th Apr '17 4:55:32 PM DA
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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Demon Sword 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. ''Gundam SD'' doesn't care.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Demon Sword Epyon houses an evil spirit that absorbs anyone that's been injured by it and steals their powers. In addition, it will eventually turn the wielder into a berserker.berserker [[spoiler:before corrupting their body into the Evil Warrior Epyon]].
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: You cannot hang a flying fortress from a satellite. It doesn't work that way. ''Gundam SD'' ''SD Gundam Force'' doesn't care.



** [[spoiler: Chief Haro showing off his fighting ability in the final battle against General Zeong, which involves deflecting missiles with his ''head''.]]

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** [[spoiler: Chief [[spoiler:Chief Haro showing off his fighting ability in the final battle against General Zeong, which involves deflecting missiles with his ''head''.]]



* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Zapper 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.]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Zapper [[spoiler:Zapper 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.]]



** Zero is implied to have eaten at least one entire cake.

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** Zero is implied to have eaten at least one entire cake.cake by himself.



* BreakingSpeech: [[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;

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* BreakingSpeech: [[spoiler: Sazabi [[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;



* 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.]]
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: Professor Gerbera is Captain Gundam's "brother" Madnug post-brainwashing.]]

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* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: The [[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.]]
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: Professor [[spoiler:Professor Gerbera is Captain Gundam's "brother" Madnug post-brainwashing.]]



* CyberCyclops: The Dark Axis have only one eye. [[spoiler:At least the ones that aren't Gundams]]
* DancingMookCredits: The Season 2 credits were kicked off and ended by the Zako Soldiers dancing to the song playing in the credits. Along with nearly every other main character.

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* ComedicSpanking: When Genkimaru proved to be particularly bratty, Bakunetsumaru created the "spanking fan." He doesn't actually use it, but he threatens Genki with it several times.
* CyberCyclops: The Dark Axis units have only one eye. [[spoiler:At least the ones that aren't Gundams]]
* DancingMookCredits: The Season 2 credits were kicked off and ended by the Zako Soldiers dancing to the song playing in the credits. Along credits along with nearly every other main character.
5th Apr '17 10:43:01 PM DA
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* 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.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The combination move Zapper, Grappler and Destroyer come up with, but never get to use? It's what ultimately destroys the General.]]

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* TheChessmaster: Several, but Kibaomaru comes into focus as he's an avid ''shogi'' player. He even uses a giant board as a plateform platform in the Dark Axis base.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The combination move Zapper, Grappler and Destroyer come up with, but never get to use? It's what ultimately destroys the General.]]



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

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



* CyberCyclops: The Dark Axis have only one eye. [[spoiler:At least the ones that aren't Gundams]]



* 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 major villains of the series end up dead.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: We spend the entire first season under the impression that "The Commander", Sazabi, is the leader of the Dark Axis, [[spoiler: but when he's defeated we discover that he's actually subservient to Zeong.]]

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: By the end of the series, [[spoiler: Zapper [[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 major villains of the series end up dead.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: We spend the entire first season under the impression that "The Commander", Sazabi, is the leader of the Dark Axis, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but when he's defeated we discover that he's actually subservient to Zeong.]]



* EliteFour: In season one, Commander Sazabi has the Four Doga Commandos acting as his personal Dragons during the Invasion of Neotopia. [[spoiler: While Dogas Blue, Purple and Green were each destroyed by a member of the Gundam Force, Doga Grey was personally wiped out by Sazabi himself. In Ark, Kibaomaru has his Kibao Horde, a quartet of Musha Gundams that guard his castle. Those four, however, survive their battles.]]

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* EliteFour: In season one, Commander Sazabi has the Four Doga Commandos acting as his personal Dragons during the Invasion of Neotopia. [[spoiler: While [[spoiler:While Dogas Blue, Purple and Green were each destroyed by a member of the Gundam Force, Doga Grey was personally wiped out by Sazabi himself. In Ark, Kibaomaru has his Kibao Horde, a quartet of Musha Gundams that guard his castle. Those four, however, survive their battles.]]



** 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 [[spoiler:who instead of being a gundam Gundam split into two separate gundams 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.]]



* 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]]:

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* NervesOfSteel:[[spoiler: Captain's 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]]:



* CyberCyclops: The Dark Axis have only one eye. [[spoiler: At least the ones that aren't Gundams]]



* NotSoDifferent: Sazabi tries this on Captain near the end of their fight [[spoiler: when it's revealed Sazabi has a Soul Drive like Captain's, only filled with darkness]], culminating in asking Captain to join the Dark Axis. Captain's response?

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* NotSoDifferent: Sazabi tries this on Captain near the end of their fight [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when it's revealed Sazabi has a Soul Drive like Captain's, only filled with darkness]], culminating in asking Captain to join the Dark Axis. Captain's response?



** 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.]]

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** 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 [[spoiler:the leader of the SDG, Chief Haro.]]



* 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. Later still when Tallgeese sacrifices himself to free Fenn from Deathscythe's magical cage]]. Depending on whether you're watching the anime or reading the manga, [[spoiler: Gerbera/Madnug at the end will either free himself from brainwashing only to be killed by his boss or sacrifice himself for his boss.]]

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* RebelliousPrincess: [[spoiler: Rele.[[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 [[spoiler:Bakunetsumaru is forced to kill him. Later still when Tallgeese sacrifices himself to free Fenn from Deathscythe's magical cage]]. Depending on whether you're watching the anime or reading the manga, [[spoiler: Gerbera/Madnug [[spoiler:Gerbera/Madnug at the end will either free himself from brainwashing only to be killed by his boss or sacrifice himself for his boss.]]



* Room101: The "Robo House," a room within the SDG base where {{Killer Robot}}s are rehabilitated. [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment It involves giving them potted plants and watching videos of the Neotopian citizens dancing around]].



* SecretIdentity: Captain's 'civilian' 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.]]

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* SecretIdentity: Captain's 'civilian' 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 [[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 [[spoiler:Shute's father, Mark.]]



** After the end of the first season, Zapper Zaku is captured by the SDG and dragged into a creepy white room for "reprogramming." Here, [[Room101 everything he loathes and fears is shoved in his face]] [[NineteenEightyFour until he cracks and learns to love organic creatures]].

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** After the end of the first season, Zapper Zaku is captured by the SDG and dragged into a creepy white room for "reprogramming." Here, [[Room101 [[NineteenEightyFour everything he loathes and fears is shoved in his face]] [[NineteenEightyFour face until he cracks and learns to love organic creatures]].creatures]]. Of course, given what Zapper hates and fears (flowers, people getting along), this is [[PlayedForLaughs much funnier than the original]].
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** After the end of the first season, Zapper Zaku is captured by the SDG and dragged into a creepy white room for "reprogramming." Here, [[Room101 everything he loathes and fears is shoved in his face]] [[NineteenEightyFour until he cracks and learns to love organic creatures]].
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* CoolSword: Zero's Buster Sword, and Bakunetsumaru's katanas, one of which is a piece of Ark's Five Sacred Swords..]]

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* CoolSword: Zero's Buster Sword, and Bakunetsumaru's katanas, one of which is a piece of Ark's Five Sacred Swords..]]Swords.



* RentAZilla: Musha Daishinsho is an enormous gundam.

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* RentAZilla: Musha Daishinsho is an enormous gundam.Gundam.



** [Film/ApocalypseNow "I love the smell of concrete in the morning."]]

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** [Film/ApocalypseNow [[Film/ApocalypseNow "I love the smell of concrete in the morning."]]
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* FaceHeelTurn: [
** [spoiler: Deed, Knight of the Shining Blade became Deathscythe knight of Darkness when he betrayed Lacroa.]].

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* FaceHeelTurn: [
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** [spoiler: [[spoiler: Deed, Knight of the Shining Blade became Deathscythe knight of Darkness when he betrayed Lacroa.]].



* LaughabllyEvil: Tallgeese is delightfully [[LargeHam hammy]] and at one point does a little dance and song.

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* LaughabllyEvil: LaughablyEvil: Tallgeese is delightfully [[LargeHam hammy]] and at one point does a little dance and song.
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