History Anime / TheBigO

11th Aug '16 12:17:31 AM TotemicHero
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* FreezeFrameBonus: The newspaper clippings in the intro sequence are a mix of English and German, and include multiple pieces about jazz festivals and performances, including an announcement of the death of Lester Young (an actual famed jazz saxophonist who died in 1959). Of course, catching this with the spinning black shadows of various objects from the show in front of said clippings is impossible without pausing.
4th May '16 4:00:47 PM HighCrate
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* EnhancedPunch: The titular robot's standard finisher is to punch an enemy Megadeus and fire a piston in its forearm on impact, dealing massive damage and usually obliterating whatever part of the enemy robot it hits.
23rd Apr '16 12:16:29 AM drac0blade
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** The specific words "Big O" and "Showtime" may not be specifically necessary, but Roger's voice is. In fact, this is exploited in an episode when the villain somehow manages to craft an animatronic bust of Roger which is a perfect replica of his face and chest cavity, so that it will have Roger's voice (I guess synthetic vocal chords sound just like the regular kind); he then sets it on a little automated buggy and has it shout "Big O!" into one of Roger's watches, over and over, so that the robot is too busy chasing the bust to come to the aid of the negotiator. Fortunately, [[spoiler:once the buggy falls into the water, Big O stops in its tracks, as with no voice command to follow, it has no reason to move]], foiling the villain's plans.

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** The specific words "Big O" and "Showtime" may not be specifically necessary, but Roger's voice is. In fact, this is exploited in an episode when the villain somehow manages to craft an animatronic bust of Roger which is a perfect replica of his face and chest cavity, so that it will have Roger's voice (I guess synthetic voice (synthetic vocal chords must sound just like the regular kind); he then sets it on a little automated buggy and has it shout "Big O!" into one of Roger's watches, over and over, so that the robot is too busy chasing the bust to come to the aid of the negotiator. Fortunately, [[spoiler:once the buggy falls into the water, Big O stops in its tracks, as with no voice command to follow, it has no reason to move]], foiling the villain's plans.
17th Apr '16 11:33:13 AM zhongtianqi
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The second season began airing on the [[UnCancelled revived]] {{Toonami}} block on July 27th of 2013, airing at 3:30 AM and joining the lineup alongside SwordArtOnline. Currently, Toonami only has the rights to air the second season (which they hold indefinitely due to Creator/CartoonNetwork funding it, as mentioned above).

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The second season began airing on the [[UnCancelled revived]] {{Toonami}} block on July 27th of 2013, airing at 3:30 AM and joining the lineup alongside SwordArtOnline. Currently, Toonami only has Due to its role funding the rights to air the second season (which they hold indefinitely due to anime's revival, Creator/CartoonNetwork funding it, as mentioned above).
(indefinitely) holds exclusive airing rights to the second season.
4th Apr '16 2:16:34 PM VampireBuddha
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* BrokenMasquerade: Near the end of the second season, Gordon Rosewater proclaims that [[spoiler:there never were any memories before 40 years ago]]. Then, Angel starts to [[spoiler:delete the world systematically herself...followed by the season's GainaxEnding of a then-cancelled show.)]]

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* BrokenMasquerade: Near the end of the second season, Gordon Rosewater proclaims that [[spoiler:there never were any memories before 40 years ago]].ago, while Schwartzwald independently reaches the same conclusion]]. Then, Angel starts to [[spoiler:delete the world systematically herself...followed by the season's GainaxEnding of a then-cancelled show.)]]
8th Mar '16 10:49:25 AM Aasivar
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** The Megadei all have what appears to be a system of judging the worthiness of their pilot. When they turn on, a display says "Cast in the Name of God, Ye Not Guilty" if the robot accepts its pilot. They also turn off several times throughout the series in response to the pilot's emotional state. The Megadei even seem to be able to be able to move of their own volition in a limited fashion. Pilots are frequently caught in the hands of their Megadeus before they get in the cockpit. Big O goes so far as to punch through a wall to protect Dorothy even though it wasn't being piloted. [[spoiler: So obviously they can think and act on their own if their owner is in danger or in need]].

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** The Megadei all have what appears to be a system of judging the worthiness of their pilot. When they turn on, a display says "Cast in the Name of God, Ye Not Guilty" if the robot accepts its pilot. They also turn off several times throughout the series in response to the pilot's emotional state. The Megadei even seem to be able to be able to move of their own volition in a limited fashion. Pilots are frequently caught in the hands of their Megadeus before they get in the cockpit. Big O goes so far as to punch through a wall to protect Dorothy even though it wasn't being piloted. [[spoiler: So obviously they can think and act on their own if their owner is in danger or in need]].
31st Jan '16 8:44:42 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CrapsackWorld: The citizens of Paradigm City are supposedly the last survivors of the human race, living in a post-apocalyptic world where Paradigm is the only known remnant of civilization that still thrives, with no memory of the world or their own history from before the unspecified cataclysm that nearly destroyed Earth; living in what is in its truest form a corporate police state constantly under threat from the megadeuses, the outsiders who seek to eradicate Paradigm, and finally from the executives who control nearly every aspect of life within the city from behind the scenes to serve their own ends.
26th Jan '16 11:49:15 PM spirasen
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* WorldLimitedToThePlot [[spoiler:An extreme example,where this fact is central to the plot.]]
* TheWorfBarrage: Usually played straight, but subverted hilariously in "The Greatest Villain" - Beck's robot appears to block it, then falls apart a second later, resulting in an ''extremely'' short fight. Even mentioned in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' where its encyclopedia entry notes "it did not get any fight scene."

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* WorldLimitedToThePlot [[spoiler:An [[spoiler: An extreme example,where example, where this fact is central to the plot.]]
* TheWorfBarrage: Usually played straight, but subverted hilariously in "The Greatest Villain" - -- Beck's robot appears to block it, then falls apart a second later, resulting in an ''extremely'' short fight. Even mentioned in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' where its encyclopedia entry notes "it notes: "It did not get any fight scene."



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** Though as mentioned above, [[spoiler:this [[EpilepticTrees possibly]] applies to [[MindScrew Roger]] as well]]. [[invoked]]
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld:

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** Though as mentioned above, [[spoiler:this [[spoiler: this [[EpilepticTrees possibly]] applies to [[MindScrew Roger]] as well]]. [[invoked]]
well.]] [[InvokedTrope Invoked.]]
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'''"We have come to terms"'''

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11th Jan '16 4:38:20 AM C2
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** They also appear to use a [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries very specific version]] of the Batman Mythos for inspiration. Gotham and Paradigm are designed with ''very'' similar "Dark Deco" styles, Roger is an anime version of Bruce's redesign for ''The New Batman Adventures,'' Angel is blonde just like Selina Kyle in the animated series (in the comics she has black hair), Norman is just Alfred with an eyepatch, and Dorothy's red hair and relationship with Roger seems inspired by both Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson [[spoiler: except Dorothy is just better]], and as mentioned before, Dan Dastun is a combination of Commissioner Gordon and Harvey Bullock (Batman: TAS is where Harvey Bullock first saw mainstream success). In fact, Sunrise Studios worked on animation for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' prior to the creation of The Big O.

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** They also appear to use a [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries very specific version]] of the Batman Mythos for inspiration. Gotham and Paradigm are designed with ''very'' similar "Dark Deco" styles, Roger is an anime version of Bruce's redesign for ''The New Batman Adventures,'' Angel is blonde just like Selina Kyle in the animated series (in the comics she has black hair), Norman is just Alfred with an eyepatch, and Dorothy's red hair and relationship with Roger seems inspired by both Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson [[spoiler: except Dorothy is just better]], and as mentioned before, Dan Dastun is a combination of Commissioner Gordon and Harvey Bullock (Batman: TAS is where Harvey Bullock first saw mainstream success). In fact, Sunrise Studios worked on animation for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' prior to the creation of The Big O.
8th Jan '16 8:04:48 PM MaliciousIllusion
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** Incidentally, the phrase "Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty" used to be put on the axes of executioners. In Christianity (the religion of the countries that did this with their executioner axes) the death penalty is explicitly commanded by God as punishment for the crime of murder, thus the inscription reminded the executioner that he himself was not committing murder, but justice. In the series the Megadeuses seem to fight just wars rather than perform executions.
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