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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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** 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.
14th Oct '15 5:23:03 AM rafi
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: ''Grendizer'' was aired in France and in Italy before ''Anime/MazingerZ''. Then, the viewers not know that Koji (renamed with a different name) was the main character of Mazinger Z and every reference to this in the series is lost.



* ExecutiveMeddling: Go Nagai originally wanted Sayaka to be the 4th spazer pilot but was opposed by director and co-plotter of the series, Shingo Araki, who wanted and indeed did introduce his own character to the series, Maria.



* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: In various countries, Grendizer got aired before its predecessor Anime/MazingerZ. So for many, Koji Kabuto was Duke's friend before being TheHero of his own series.
** An even bigger problem, however, lies in the fact Koji's name was changed in a lot of foreign versions (for example, in France and Italy where ''Grendizer'' was [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff absurdly huge]], Koji was called "Alcor" [[ThemeNaming after the star]] in ''Grendizer'') and then got his normal, unmodified name back in other Mazinger works that aired after ''Grendizer'' was huge. These being the pre-Internet days, people didn't pick up on the fact that it was supposed to be the same character and so audiences assumed that [[OlderThanTheyThink Mazinger was simply a very blatant, cheap knockoff of Grendizer]].



* RecycledTheSeries: In 1975 Creator/ToeiAnimation produced a SuperRobotGenre movie called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uchu_Enban_Daisenso Uchu Enban Daisenso]]''. Creator/GoNagai, who did the designs of characters and mechas, liked the concept so much that he decided to recycle and improve his designs and create a new ''Mazinger'' anime based on the movie ''.
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