History Anime / UFORoboGrendizer

16th Jul '16 3:42:46 PM Someoneman
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* AirJousting: Grendizer could [[CombiningMecha combine with a space-ship]], and the Vegan army mainly used mini-ufos and {{Robeast}}s [[TransformingMecha that often were capable to transform into large flying saucers]], and all of them were carried in huge starships. Hence, nearly every episode had a major or minor dog fight. One of the most awesome moments in the series happened when Duke played a game of chicken with [[CoDragons Blackie's]] mothership.

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* AirJousting: Grendizer could [[CombiningMecha combine with a space-ship]], and the Vegan army mainly used mini-ufos and {{Robeast}}s [[TransformingMecha that often were capable to transform into large flying saucers]], and all of them were carried in huge starships. Hence, nearly every episode had a major or minor dog fight. One of the most awesome moments in the series happened when fight, including an episode where Duke played a game of chicken with [[CoDragons Blackie's]] mothership.



** And in another chapter, Brunhild, an old friend of Duke. Nonetheless, he was aware enough to warn Duke against come closer [[TearJerker and beg to kill him]].

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** And in another chapter, Brunhild, an old friend of Duke. Nonetheless, he was aware enough to warn Duke against come closer [[TearJerker and beg to kill him]].him.



* EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Kind of subverted. The Vegans had conquered many other planets before striking Earth. It is true Duke Fleed landed on Earth -from all places!- when he ran away from the Vegan troops, and the Vegans show a special interest for Earth, but that is because there are not so many habitable worlds (FridgeBrilliance which is utterly true!). Earth, Fleed and Vega had a similar atmosphere and enviroment, so Earth was the kind of planet they were searching for.

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* EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Kind of subverted. The Vegans had conquered many other planets before striking Earth. It is true Duke Fleed landed on Earth -from all places!- when he ran away from the Vegan troops, and the Vegans show a special interest for Earth, but that is because there are not so many habitable worlds (FridgeBrilliance which is utterly true!).worlds. Earth, Fleed and Vega had a similar atmosphere and enviroment, so Earth was the kind of planet they were searching for.



* LukeIAmYourFather: It was inverted and played straight. [[spoiler:Maria]] told [[spoiler:Duke]] she was daughter of [[spoiler:the King and Queen of Fleed]], not knowing he was [[spoiler:their son, and therefore, her brother.]] The moment they played this trope straight with each other was definitely a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* LukeIAmYourFather: It was inverted and played straight. [[spoiler:Maria]] told [[spoiler:Duke]] she was daughter of [[spoiler:the King and Queen of Fleed]], not knowing he was [[spoiler:their son, and therefore, her brother.]] The moment they played this trope straight with each other was definitely a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.]]



* StarcrossedLovers:Duke and Hikaru. Hikaru's father refused accepting their relationship (on grounds of Duke being male. Danbei was an OverprotectiveDad was perfectly willing to kill any male came near from his daughter), but that was not the real obstacle (or an obstacle for that matter). The real obstacle was Duke wanted to return his planet to rebuild it if he managed surviving the war, whereas Hikaru did not want to leave Earth. Not matter what their feelings are, a separation is inevitable. Also, [[spoiler:Duke and Rubina. Rubina is King Vega's daughter. They got engaged before the Fleed's invasion, but King Vega -who never agreed the engagement in first place-, refuses seeing his daughter getting married with Duke.]] Of course,'' [[TearJerker/UFORoboGrendizer it ended up in tears]]''.

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* StarcrossedLovers:Duke and Hikaru. Hikaru's father refused accepting their relationship (on grounds of Duke being male. Danbei was an OverprotectiveDad was perfectly willing to kill any male came near from his daughter), but that was not the real obstacle (or an obstacle for that matter). The real obstacle was Duke wanted to return his planet to rebuild it if he managed surviving the war, whereas Hikaru did not want to leave Earth. Not matter what their feelings are, a separation is inevitable. Also, [[spoiler:Duke and Rubina. Rubina is King Vega's daughter. They got engaged before the Fleed's invasion, but King Vega -who never agreed the engagement in first place-, refuses seeing his daughter getting married with Duke.]] Of course,'' [[TearJerker/UFORoboGrendizer it ended up in tears]]''.]]



* TakingTheBullet: During an aerial duel between Grendizer and another starship in the episode 72, [[spoiler:Rubina]] flies her own ship between Grendizer and an energy beam to save Duke. She [[spoiler:dies shortly after. Her [[HeroicSacrifice]]]] is done more tragic because Duke had accused her from betraying him shortly before. The whole episode was a TearJerker.

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* TakingTheBullet: During an aerial duel between Grendizer and another starship in the episode 72, [[spoiler:Rubina]] flies her own ship between Grendizer and an energy beam to save Duke. She [[spoiler:dies shortly after. Her [[HeroicSacrifice]]]] is done more tragic because Duke had accused her from betraying him shortly before. The whole episode was a TearJerker.
6th Apr '16 4:43:28 AM Tron80
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* MindProbe: In the ''UFO Robo Grendizer vs Great Mazinger'' feature, Barendos kidnapped Kouji and used a mind-probing machine to extract information about Grendizer and the other Earth's giant war mechas -Great Mazinger and Mazinger Z- from him.
7th Mar '16 11:51:42 AM GrammarNavi
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!!'''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''' contains examples of:

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!!'''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''' !!'''UFO Robo Grendizer''' contains examples of:



** In ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', Mazinger-Z, Great Mazinger and Grendizer combined all of their attacks in one manga scene to destroy a Vegan starship. And in one of the movies, Grendizer and Great Mazinger combined their ChestBlaster attacks to destroy a Saucer Beast.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: At the beginning it looks the trope is being played straight, but finaly it is averted. Several of the Vegans are decent people and many of them are given redeeming qualities.

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** In ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', ''UFO Robo Grendizer'', Mazinger-Z, Great Mazinger and Grendizer combined all of their attacks in one manga scene to destroy a Vegan starship. And in one of the movies, Grendizer and Great Mazinger combined their ChestBlaster attacks to destroy a Saucer Beast.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: At the beginning it looks the trope is being played straight, but finaly finally it is averted. Several of the Vegans are decent people and many of them are given redeeming qualities.



* BlackAndWhiteMorality: At first sight the Mazinger trilogy seems belonging to this trope since the the heroes are mostly good guys and the villains tend to be pure evil, but in reality the morality in these series is more greyish than it seems. [[MadScientist Dr.]] [[BigBad Hell]] [[FreudianExcuse became mad after having endured years of abuse, insults and mockery from everybody -including his parents- since he was a little kid, and even when he made a good action, he usually got beaten and scorned]]. [[Anime/GreatMazinger Great General of Darkness]] wanted to take over the surface world because the Mykene civilization had been forced to live underground for millennia and he wanted his people to enjoy again things humans take for granted -such as seeing sunlight and breathing fresh air-. [[UFORoboGrendizer Emperor Vega]] began invading other planets because his own homeworld was dying, and several of his henchmen were {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s wanting to establish a benevolent dictatorship because they genuinely believed Earth people would be better off. And, frankly, humans in [[Anime/MazingerZ the]] [[Anime/GreatMazinger Mazinger]] [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer trilogy]] often acted like [[UngratefulBastard utter]] [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] and forced the heroes to ponder why they bothered.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: At first sight the Mazinger trilogy seems belonging to this trope since the the heroes are mostly good guys and the villains tend to be pure evil, but in reality the morality in these series is more greyish than it seems. [[MadScientist Dr.]] [[BigBad Hell]] [[FreudianExcuse became mad after having endured years of abuse, insults and mockery from everybody -including (including his parents- parents) since he was a little kid, and even when he made a good action, he usually got beaten and scorned]]. [[Anime/GreatMazinger Great General of Darkness]] wanted to take over the surface world because the Mykene civilization had been forced to live underground for millennia and he wanted his people to enjoy again things humans take for granted -such (such as seeing sunlight and breathing fresh air-. [[UFORoboGrendizer air). [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Emperor Vega]] began invading other planets because his own homeworld was dying, and several of his henchmen were {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s wanting to establish a benevolent dictatorship because they genuinely believed Earth people would be better off. And, frankly, humans in [[Anime/MazingerZ the]] [[Anime/GreatMazinger Mazinger]] [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer trilogy]] often acted like [[UngratefulBastard utter]] [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] and forced the heroes to ponder why they bothered.



* CardCarryingVillain: Vega's homeworld was dying cause the overexploitation of a rare radioactive mineral called vegatron. BigBad King Vega started his campaign of conquest through the galaxy because he needed to find a suitable world to settle their people on (and because he was a power-hungry bastard). His CoDragons followed him out of loyalty to him or to the Empire, and some of them were {{WellIntentionedExtremist}}s, but Barados... Good Lord, Barados was pointlessly cruel and he committed atrocities as laughing: deliberately murdering women and children to exterminate a planet's population, taking hostages to blackmail his enemies with and then killing them in a horrible way... Let's tell than TheHero Duke told that was the only Vegan he could not forgive and when [[spoiler:he died,]] no Vegan higher-up missed him.

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* CardCarryingVillain: Vega's homeworld was dying cause the overexploitation of a rare radioactive mineral called vegatron. BigBad King Vega started his campaign of conquest through the galaxy because he needed to find a suitable world to settle their people on (and because he was a power-hungry bastard). His CoDragons followed him out of loyalty to him or to the Empire, and some of them were {{WellIntentionedExtremist}}s, {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s, but Barados... Good Lord, Barados was pointlessly cruel and he committed atrocities as laughing: deliberately murdering women and children to exterminate a planet's population, taking hostages to blackmail his enemies with and then killing them in a horrible way... Let's tell than TheHero Duke told that was the only Vegan he could not forgive and when [[spoiler:he died,]] no Vegan higher-up missed him.
5th Mar '16 2:58:32 AM Tron80
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* OldFlame: Duke and Rubina. Their marriage was arranged when they were children, and they liked each other. However their relationship broke off when King Vega invaded and destroyed Duke's homeworld. Rubina believed that Duke died, and Duke grew to hate Vegans. Several years later, she met him again, and both acknowledged they kept loving each other in spite of everything.
25th Feb '16 6:55:07 AM Tron80
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* GutPunch: In the Ota chapters both sides loses the war. The Vegan invaders are destroyed, but [[spoiler:Duke, Maria and Sayaka die]] and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt happens. Only [[spoiler:Kouji and Hikaru]] are left alive. It was lucky ''Grendizer'' was the last series in the original saga, because you get to wonder how the creators could have gone one.

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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Rubina is a beautiful, red-haired woman. She's also a pink-skinned alien.
* GutPunch: In the Ota chapters both sides loses the war. The Vegan invaders are destroyed, but [[spoiler:Duke, Maria and Sayaka die]] and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt happens. Only [[spoiler:Kouji and Hikaru]] are left alive. It was lucky ''Grendizer'' was the last series in the original saga, because you get to wonder how the creators could have gone one.
3rd Feb '16 9:11:03 AM SunajHguh
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A while ago, the Vega homeworld became unstable and fell into ruin due to [[DugTooDeep its inhabitants overmining and overexploiting]] [[{{Unobtainium}} Vegatron, a powerful radioactive ore]]. [[TheEmpire Seeking finding another planet to settle on]], [[BigBad King Vega's]] armies started attacking and conquering neighbor worlds, like [[TheKingdom planet Fleed]], an highly advanced but peaceful and idyllic world. The Vegan Alliance easily succeeded on taking over the planet, but [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo the Vegatron bombs]] that they used to annihilate the Fleedian army and cities [[HoistByHisOwnPetard turned the planet into an inhabitable radioactive wasteland]].

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A while ago, the Vega homeworld became unstable and fell into ruin due to [[DugTooDeep its inhabitants overmining and overexploiting]] [[{{Unobtainium}} Vegatron, a powerful radioactive ore]]. [[TheEmpire Seeking finding to find another planet to settle on]], [[BigBad King Vega's]] armies started attacking and conquering neighbor worlds, like [[TheKingdom planet Fleed]], an a highly advanced but peaceful and idyllic world. The Vegan Alliance easily succeeded on taking over the planet, but [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo the Vegatron bombs]] that they used to annihilate the Fleedian army and cities [[HoistByHisOwnPetard turned the planet into an inhabitable radioactive wasteland]].



However the coming of the Vegan Alliance is about of putting an end to his peaceful life. [[IJustWantToBeNormal Duke hates war and fighting, he likes his new life and he just wants to be normal,]] but if he does not fight his adoptive world will become another poisoned CrapSackWorld. And if he ran and abandoned his home again cowardly he would be unable to stand it (he already got a pretty severe HeroicBSOD due to leaving Fleed).

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However the coming of the Vegan Alliance is about of putting to put an end to his peaceful life. [[IJustWantToBeNormal Duke hates war and fighting, he likes his new life and he just wants to be normal,]] but if he does not fight his adoptive world will become another poisoned CrapSackWorld. And if he ran and abandoned his home again cowardly again, he would be unable to stand it (he already got a pretty severe HeroicBSOD due to leaving Fleed).
3rd Feb '16 9:06:36 AM SunajHguh
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Kouji Kabuto, hero of the the wars against ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Dr. Hell]] and ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger the Mykene Empire]], return to Japan after a short stay overseas and arrives at the Makiba Ranch to meet [[TheProfessor Prof. Umon]] and talk with him about the recent trend of ufo sightings in Japan. There he meets the Makiba family and Daisuke, Dr. Umon's son, who comes across like a weird, silent, lonely and taciturn boy. To add to the weirdness, when Kouji expresses his desire of being the one to make FirstContact with intelligent alien lifeforms, Daisuke warns him that he can not be sure that the aliens he intends to meet are friendly.

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Kouji Kabuto, hero of the the wars against ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Dr. Hell]] and ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger the Mykene Empire]], return returns to Japan after a short stay overseas and arrives at the Makiba Ranch to meet [[TheProfessor Prof. Umon]] and talk with him about the recent trend of ufo UFO sightings in Japan. There he meets the Makiba family and Daisuke, Dr. Umon's son, who comes across like as a weird, silent, lonely and taciturn boy. To add to the weirdness, when Kouji expresses his desire of being the one to make FirstContact with intelligent alien lifeforms, Daisuke warns him that he can not be sure that the aliens he intends to meet are friendly.
3rd Feb '16 8:45:55 AM SunajHguh
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Kouji Kabuto, hero of the the wars against ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Dr. Hell]] and ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger the Mykene Empire]], return to Japan after a short stay overseas and arrives at the Makiba Ranch to meet [[TheProfessor Prof. Umon]] and talk with him about the recent trend of ufo sightings in Japan. There he meets the Makiba family and Daisuke, Dr. Umon's son, who comes across like a weird, silent, lonely and taciturn boy. To add to the weirdness, when Kouji expresses his desire of being the one makes a FirstContact with intelligent alien lifeforms, Daisuke warns him that he can not be sure of the aliens he intends meeting are friendly.

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Kouji Kabuto, hero of the the wars against ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Dr. Hell]] and ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger the Mykene Empire]], return to Japan after a short stay overseas and arrives at the Makiba Ranch to meet [[TheProfessor Prof. Umon]] and talk with him about the recent trend of ufo sightings in Japan. There he meets the Makiba family and Daisuke, Dr. Umon's son, who comes across like a weird, silent, lonely and taciturn boy. To add to the weirdness, when Kouji expresses his desire of being the one makes a to make FirstContact with intelligent alien lifeforms, Daisuke warns him that he can not be sure of that the aliens he intends meeting to meet are friendly.
17th Jan '16 3:20:10 PM StFan
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''Grendizer'' was well-received in countries like France, Italy, Canada, the Middle East, Greece and Russia (but not in Japan, and in countries in which the previously two series were broadcasted first, due to the differences in concept and story). When it was shown in the US, it was {{Macekre}}d into ''Anime/{{Grandizer}}'' as part of the ''Force Five'' syndication block. Two episodes of ''Grandizer'' were released on VHS in America; it is otherwise hard to get in the US.

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''Grendizer'' was well-received in countries like France, Italy, Canada, the Middle East, Greece and Russia (but not in Japan, and in countries in which the previously two series were broadcasted first, due to the differences in concept and story). When it was shown in the US, it was {{Macekre}}d into ''Anime/{{Grandizer}}'' ''Grandizer'' as part of the ''Force Five'' syndication block. Two episodes of ''Grandizer'' were released on VHS in America; it is otherwise hard to get in the US.
26th Nov '15 9:33:26 AM fruitstripegum
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* AlienAmongUs: This is the initial premise: Duke [[spoiler:and his sister Maria]] arrived at Earth running from his homeworld's destruction, and he chose living on our planet (he ''might'' leave at any time, but having no home to return to, he sees no point), pretending being a normal human. However, Kouji suspected he was not a normal person when he met him for first time, and playing his charade gets increasingly hard due to the [[TheEmpire VeganAlliance]] [[AlienInvasion invasion]] he has to fight, in such a way that the whole case know his real self after the first season. Finally, after the GrandFinale he [[spoiler:and his sister]] return to planet Fleed to help to rebuild it.



* AlienAmongUs: This is the initial premise: Duke [[spoiler:and his sister Maria]] arrived at Earth running from his homeworld's destruction, and he chose living on our planet (he ''might'' leave at any time, but having no home to return to, he sees no point), pretending being a normal human. However, Kouji suspected he was not a normal person when he met him for first time, and playing his charade gets increasingly hard due to the [[TheEmpire VeganAlliance]] [[AlienInvasion invasion]] he has to fight, in such a way that the whole case know his real self after the first season. Finally, after the GrandFinale he [[spoiler:and his sister]] return to planet Fleed to help to rebuild it.
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