History Anime / UFORoboGrendizer

30th Jun '17 5:54:37 AM fruitstripegum
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* TookALevelInBadass: Hikaru Makiba.



* TookALevelInBadass: Hikaru Makiba.



** Duke Fleed and his HumongousMecha is the only thing stands between the human beings and global genocyde. What he has in exchange? Danbei Makiba insulting him, bossing him around and [[OverprotectiveDad threatening with killing him if he does so much like breathing near from his daughter Hikaru]]. Danbei also uses to complain if Grendizer did not exist, [[TooDumbToLive they could be such a good friends with the aliens]].

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** Duke Fleed and his HumongousMecha is the only thing stands between the human beings and global genocyde. What does he has get in exchange? Danbei Makiba insulting him, bossing him around and [[OverprotectiveDad threatening with killing to kill him if he does so much like breathing as breathe near from his daughter Hikaru]]. Danbei also uses to complain complains if Grendizer did not exist, [[TooDumbToLive they could be such a good friends with the aliens]].
30th Jun '17 5:52:45 AM fruitstripegum
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* HopeSpot: In second-to-last episode, Rubina finds out her fiancé [[spoiler:Duke Fleed]] is alive and flies to Earth to meet him. She apologises for the crimes her father committed and tries to convince him everybody -both Vegans and Earth's inhabitants- shall die if the war continues, and the only way to prevent it is they getting married and talking her father into moving the Vega folk to Fleed. And he accepts. For a moment it seems like if the war is over, but a Vegan squad was using Rubina like an unwitting bait attacks [[spoiler:Duke.]] Rubina herself [[spoiler:dies]] shortly after, destroying any hope of the conflict would end up peacefully and without one side annihilating the another one.

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* HopeSpot: In second-to-last episode, Rubina finds out her fiancé [[spoiler:Duke Fleed]] is alive and flies to Earth to meet him. She apologises for the crimes her father committed and tries to convince him everybody -both Vegans and Earth's inhabitants- shall die if the war continues, and the only way to prevent it is they getting married and talking her father into moving the Vega folk to Fleed. And he accepts. For a moment it seems like if the war is over, but a Vegan squad that was using Rubina like an unwitting bait attacks [[spoiler:Duke.]] Rubina herself [[spoiler:dies]] shortly after, destroying any hope of the conflict would end up peacefully and without one side annihilating the another one.



* InterspeciesRomance: The Mazinger trilogy has several examples from romances between humans and humanoid aliens: Duke and Hikaru, and [[spoiler:Kouji and Maria]]. And the you have [[spoiler:Duke and Rubina]]. Both of them are aliens but they are from different species -and born in different planets-.

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* InterspeciesRomance: The Mazinger trilogy has several examples from romances between humans and humanoid aliens: Duke and Hikaru, and [[spoiler:Kouji and Maria]]. And the you have [[spoiler:Duke and Rubina]]. Both of them are aliens but they are from different species -and born in on different planets-.planets.
30th Jun '17 5:51:28 AM fruitstripegum
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* AlphaStrike: In the climax of the first season's two-part finale Duke played chicken with the Mother Burn -Blackie's CoolStarship-, shooting all of Grendizer's weapons at once as he flied straight towards it. [[spoiler:And he won!]]
* AlternateContinuity: As things currently stand, Grendizer is the most powerful robot in the ''Mazinger'' universe... but so is the [[Anime/MazingerZ Mazinkaiser]]. This means that the two are mutually exclusive and aside from a single piece of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAec-jyYmTY promotional material]], they have ''never'' appeared together in a fictional work, be it animation or a ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' game. Go Nagai often jokes that he doesn't want to establish one as more powerful than the other and avoids having Grendizer and Mazinkaiser appear side by side for that reason. There have been rumors that he intends to clear this up at some point, but so far the two remain exclusive.


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* AlphaStrike: In the climax of the first season's two-part finale Duke played chicken with the Mother Burn -Blackie's CoolStarship-, shooting all of Grendizer's weapons at once as he flied straight towards it. [[spoiler:And he won!]]
* AlternateContinuity: As things currently stand, Grendizer is the most powerful robot in the ''Mazinger'' universe... but so is the [[Anime/MazingerZ Mazinkaiser]]. This means that the two are mutually exclusive and aside from a single piece of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAec-jyYmTY promotional material]], they have ''never'' appeared together in a fictional work, be it animation or a ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' game. Go Nagai often jokes that he doesn't want to establish one as more powerful than the other and avoids having Grendizer and Mazinkaiser appear side by side for that reason. There have been rumors that he intends to clear this up at some point, but so far the two remain exclusive.
5th Apr '17 2:48:42 PM rafi
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* AllYourColorsCombined: The Mazinger trilogy series have extensively played with this trope:
** In ''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.

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* AllYourColorsCombined: The Mazinger trilogy series have extensively played with this trope:
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** In ''UFO Robo Grendizer'', the movies "UFO Robot Grendizer vs Great Mazinger", the two robots combined their ChestBlaster attacks to destroy a Saucer Beast.
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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.
22nd Feb '17 7:03:17 AM rafi
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* ZergRush: The Vegans attacked Earth cities with vast fleets of mini-ufos, often backed by at least one mothership and several Saucer Beasts.
28th Oct '16 4:22:09 PM nombretomado
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''UFO Robot Grendizer'' (UFOロボ·グレンダイザー, UFO Robo Gurendaizā, sometimes romanized as UFO Robo Grendizer), known alternately by the names ''Grandizer'', ''Goldorak'' and ''Goldrake'', is a SuperRobotGenre MechaShow anime and manga created by GoNagai, and the final series in the ''Mazinger'' trilogy, (chronologically set after ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger''). It was broadcast on Japanese television from October 5, 1975, to February 27, 1977, and lasted 74 episodes. ''[[RuleOfThree Three]]'' manga versions were produced, one of them written by GoNagai and the others by GosakuOta and EijiImamichi.

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''UFO Robot Grendizer'' (UFOロボ·グレンダイザー, UFO Robo Gurendaizā, sometimes romanized as UFO Robo Grendizer), known alternately by the names ''Grandizer'', ''Goldorak'' and ''Goldrake'', is a SuperRobotGenre MechaShow anime and manga created by GoNagai, Creator/GoNagai, and the final series in the ''Mazinger'' trilogy, (chronologically set after ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger''). It was broadcast on Japanese television from October 5, 1975, to February 27, 1977, and lasted 74 episodes. ''[[RuleOfThree Three]]'' manga versions were produced, one of them written by GoNagai Go Nagai and the others by GosakuOta and EijiImamichi.



* AndThisIsFor: It happens at least once in the manga penned by GoNagai. After the Vegans kill one of his oldest friends, Duke [[UnstoppableRage rips to pieces]] a Saucer Beast as he yells: "And this is for my friend!"

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* AndThisIsFor: It happens at least once in the manga penned by GoNagai.Creator/GoNagai. After the Vegans kill one of his oldest friends, Duke [[UnstoppableRage rips to pieces]] a Saucer Beast as he yells: "And this is for my friend!"



* EldritchAbomination: Several of them showed up in the trilogy, often overlapping with GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Great Emperor of Darkness [[spoiler:as well known as Hades]] (BigBad from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''), Gilgilgan (of the Great Mazinger vs Getter Robo movie), Grangen (of the Great Mazinger vs Getter Robo G feature), Dragonsaurus (of Grendizer, Getter Robot G, Great Mazinger: Kessen! Daikaijuu movie), the Bigbad of SuperRoboRetsuden (a {{Crossover}} penned by Creator/KenIshikawa featuring the most popular HumongousMecha of GoNagai)... and in the Manga/ShinMazingerZero manga [[spoiler:Mazinger Z itself.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: Several of them showed up in the trilogy, often overlapping with GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Great Emperor of Darkness [[spoiler:as well known as Hades]] (BigBad from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''), Gilgilgan (of the Great Mazinger vs Getter Robo movie), Grangen (of the Great Mazinger vs Getter Robo G feature), Dragonsaurus (of Grendizer, Getter Robot G, Great Mazinger: Kessen! Daikaijuu movie), the Bigbad of SuperRoboRetsuden (a {{Crossover}} penned by Creator/KenIshikawa featuring the most popular HumongousMecha of GoNagai)...Creator/GoNagai)... and in the Manga/ShinMazingerZero manga [[spoiler:Mazinger Z itself.]]



* FinalBattle: It varies depending on if we are discussing the GoNagai manga, the anime series or the GosakuOta manga. In the anime version, [[spoiler:after his daughter got murdered, King Vega decided he had got it: he had wasted military resources trying take over Earth as planet Vega imploded and everyting he had managed was using up their resources, running out of {{Robeast}}s, and losing his commanders, his best soldiers and his daughter. So he ordered his troops to destroy their SpaceBase to hammer in them the idea of they now had no choice but conquering Earth or die, and he launched a full attack with the remnants of his army. Meanwhile, Duke took off in Grendizer and Kouji, Hikaru and Maria on a new starship. Both sides fought in the space, between Earth and Moon. The Vegan army was finally destroyed in the final confrontation, and Duke killed King Vega.]] GoNagai manga version had no a definite ending, but GosakuOta version did it, and the final was very different from the anime series. Let's tell it got [[spoiler:TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]] worse.

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* FinalBattle: It varies depending on if we are discussing the GoNagai Creator/GoNagai manga, the anime series or the GosakuOta manga. In the anime version, [[spoiler:after his daughter got murdered, King Vega decided he had got it: he had wasted military resources trying take over Earth as planet Vega imploded and everyting he had managed was using up their resources, running out of {{Robeast}}s, and losing his commanders, his best soldiers and his daughter. So he ordered his troops to destroy their SpaceBase to hammer in them the idea of they now had no choice but conquering Earth or die, and he launched a full attack with the remnants of his army. Meanwhile, Duke took off in Grendizer and Kouji, Hikaru and Maria on a new starship. Both sides fought in the space, between Earth and Moon. The Vegan army was finally destroyed in the final confrontation, and Duke killed King Vega.]] GoNagai Go Nagai manga version had no a definite ending, but GosakuOta version did it, and the final was very different from the anime series. Let's tell it got [[spoiler:TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]] worse.



* ItsPersonal: In the GoNagai manga, Commander Barendos [[spoiler:dropped Duke's little siblings from a height from three kilometers]]. In front of Duke. Duke is usually calmed when he is not piloting, but the only sight or mention of Barendos is enough to press Duke's BerserkButton.

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* ItsPersonal: In the GoNagai Creator/GoNagai manga, Commander Barendos [[spoiler:dropped Duke's little siblings from a height from three kilometers]]. In front of Duke. Duke is usually calmed when he is not piloting, but the only sight or mention of Barendos is enough to press Duke's BerserkButton.



* SadisticChoice: It happened fairly often, especially in the manga penned by GoNagai. In one chapter Duke gets attacked by one of his oldest friends, whom he believed dead but was being mind-controlled by the Vegans. His friend could not control his body but he still could warn Duke stay away from him... and beg kill him.

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* SadisticChoice: It happened fairly often, especially in the manga penned by GoNagai.Creator/GoNagai. In one chapter Duke gets attacked by one of his oldest friends, whom he believed dead but was being mind-controlled by the Vegans. His friend could not control his body but he still could warn Duke stay away from him... and beg kill him.
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.
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