History Characters / MazingerZ

29th Mar '17 12:33:34 PM rafi
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* BigBad

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* BigBad BigBad: The main villain in every version of ''Mazinger Z''.



* DubNameChange: In Tranzor Z, the American imported version, Dr. Hell was called Dr. Demon. In Spain he was called Doctor Infierno (a literal translation).

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* DemotedToDragon: In ''Great Mazinger''.
* DubNameChange: In Tranzor Z, the American imported version, Dr. Hell was called Dr. Demon. In Spain the Spanish dub in the Seventies he was called Doctor Infierno (a literal translation).(literal translation), and his Great Mazinger Incarnation was called Mariscal Infierno (Marshal Hell).



* IOweYouMyLife: In ''Great Mazinger'' [[spoiler: he serves the Mykene Emperor because he saved his life –disregarding he got him killed indirectly-.]]



* [[KneelBeforeZod Kneel Before Dr. Hell!]]

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* [[KneelBeforeZod Kneel Before Dr. Hell!]]KneelBeforeZod: His main drive to take over the world is he wishes forcing the entire humankind to bowing down to him.



* LargeHam



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: He was quite unstable and troubled before his KickTheDog moment but arguably it was when he found out that his love was unrequited he utterly snapped, and it led him to...
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Deciding to MurderTheHypotenuse. People had shunned him out before, but from that day they started giving him a wide berth because he started seeming {{Obviously Evil}} (and downright creepy).

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: He was quite unstable and troubled before his –seeing KickTheDog moment example-, but arguably it was when he found out that his love was unrequited he utterly snapped, and it led him to...
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* LoveMakesYouEvil: Deciding Decide to MurderTheHypotenuse. People had shunned him out before, but from that day they started giving him a wide berth because he started seeming {{Obviously Evil}} ObviouslyEvil (and downright creepy).



* OmnidisciplinaryScientist

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* OmnidisciplinaryScientistOmnidisciplinaryScientist: He is a MadScientist wants taking over the world! It is practically a requirement!


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* WeaponOfChoice: [[spoiler: In the Great Marshall of Hell his left hand is an oversized mix between vice claw and hook.]]
29th Mar '17 11:47:15 AM king3000
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* AdaptationalVillainy: He's surprisingly nastier in Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact! Granted he becomes more heroic, but still.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: He's surprisingly nastier in Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact! Granted he becomes more heroic, but still.Impact!
29th Mar '17 11:45:07 AM king3000
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* AdaptationalVillainy: He's surprisingly nastier in Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact! Granted he becomes more heroic, but still.
22nd Feb '17 12:32:41 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DefeatMeansFriendship: At the beginning he was always picking fights with Kouji or challenging him to bike-riding duels. Kouji won every time. Boss was, understandably, unhappy, but thanks to those fights and rivalry they became friends -[[VitriolicBestBuds even though he was a tad vitriollic half the time]]-. Actually, in one of their first arguments, in spite of Boss' anger, [[GenreSavvy Kouji himself laughed it off and told him he was sure that they would become good friends.]]

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: At the beginning he was always picking fights with Kouji or challenging him to bike-riding duels. Kouji won every time. Boss was, understandably, unhappy, but thanks to those fights and rivalry they became friends -[[VitriolicBestBuds even though he was a tad vitriollic half the time]]-. Actually, in one of their first arguments, in spite of Boss' anger, [[GenreSavvy Kouji himself laughed it off and told him he was sure that they would become good friends.]]



* TookALevelInBadass: While most of the time in ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' they're there for the audience to have a laugh, he and his two lackeys, Mucha and Nuke (who are revealed to know martial arts), rescue Kouji from Baron Ashura's clutches. In the final battle they help out in their mecha, Boss Borot, by catching a freaking [=ICBM=], stopping Baron Ashura him/herself from flattening the heroes, and pulling Mazinger out of the rubble of the city, enabling Kouji to fight. Boss also becomes GenreSavvy by the end: "Don't worry about us, we're the comic-relief characters who get blown up but still live!"

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* TookALevelInBadass: While most of the time in ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' they're there for the audience to have a laugh, he and his two lackeys, Mucha and Nuke (who are revealed to know martial arts), rescue Kouji from Baron Ashura's clutches. In the final battle they help out in their mecha, Boss Borot, by catching a freaking [=ICBM=], stopping Baron Ashura him/herself from flattening the heroes, and pulling Mazinger out of the rubble of the city, enabling Kouji to fight. Boss also becomes GenreSavvy savvy by the end: "Don't worry about us, we're the comic-relief characters who get blown up but still live!"



* GenreSavvy: He was pretty GenreSavvy. For example, he made sure they got spare parts for Mazinger-Z ready to be used in case of an emergency (during one battle Mazinger had lost his fists and they launched spare {{Rocket Punch}}es at its location to help Kouji). In one episode he hesitated several persons were dead why their corpses were not found. And he memorized the plans for the [[MidSeasonUpgrade Jet Scrander]] in case of they were stolen (and indeed, they were).



* NeverFoundTheBody: That is the reason GenreSavvy Prof. Yumi suspected they might be still alive.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: That is the reason GenreSavvy Prof. Yumi suspected they might be still alive.
21st Jan '17 8:22:26 AM rafi
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* BelligerentSexualTension: With Sayaka.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: After hearing reports about ufo sightings, he wishes making the FirstContact with the aliens in ''UFO Robo Grendizer''. Needless to say, It went very poorly.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Sayaka.Sayaka in ''Mazinger Z'' and Maria in ''UFO Robo Grendizer''.



* TheBusCameBack: He and Sayaka went to America after the end of the original series, and they were not seen again until the end of ''Great Mazinger''.

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* TheBusCameBack: ButtMonkey: He and Sayaka went to America after the end suffered of the original series, and they were not seen again until the end of ''Great Mazinger''.this in ''Grendizer'' quite often.



* DemotedToExtra: In ''Mazinger'' he was TheHero. In ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' he was TheLancer for a short while. In ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' he was the sidekick before becoming TheLancer again.



* InterspeciesRomance: With Maria (that is an alien princess) with ''Grendizer''.



* TheLancer: To Daisuke/Duke Fleed in ''Grendizer''.



* TheRival: With Boss usually, and Tetsuya in ''Great Mazinger''.

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* PutOnABus: He and Sayaka went to America after the end of the series, and they were not seen again until the end of ''Great Mazinger''.
* TheRival: With Boss usually, usually – and Tetsuya in ''Great Mazinger''.''Anime/GreatMazinger''.



* {{Sidekick}}: To Duke Fleed/Daisuke Umon in Grendizer. Later graduated to TheLancer.

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* {{Sidekick}}: To Duke Fleed/Daisuke Umon in Grendizer.''Grendizer''. Later graduated to TheLancer.
21st Jan '17 8:11:25 AM rafi
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* BadassAdorable: He could make some impressive feats when he wanted or needed. [[spoiler:In episode 9 of ''Great Mazinger'' the Professors Morimori, Sewashi and Nossori had been brainwashed by Baron Ashura in helping him. Shiro beat the crap out of them. Agreed, they were brainwashed and they were older men; still, it was one single child against three adult men]].

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* BadassAdorable: He could make some impressive feats when he wanted or needed. [[spoiler:In [[spoiler: In episode 9 of ''Great Mazinger'' the Professors Morimori, Sewashi and Nossori had been brainwashed by Baron Ashura in helping him. Shiro beat the crap out of them. Agreed, they were brainwashed and they were older men; still, it was one single child against three adult men]].
21st Jan '17 8:10:36 AM rafi
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This is a page about the characters appearing in the Main/{{Manga}} turned Main/{{Anime}} ''Anime/MazingerZ''. Just as a warning, this page probably contains spoilers.

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This is a page about the characters appearing in the Main/{{Manga}} turned Main/{{Anime}} ''Anime/MazingerZ''. Just as a warning, this page probably contains spoilers.



* BadassAdorable: He could make some impressive feats when he wanted or needed. [[spoiler:Once, the Professors Morimori, Sewashi and Nossori had been brainwashed by Baron Ashura to help him. Shiro beat the crap out of them. Agreed, they were brainwashed and they were older men; still, it was one single child against three adult men]]

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* BadassAdorable: He could make some impressive feats when he wanted or needed. [[spoiler:Once, [[spoiler:In episode 9 of ''Great Mazinger'' the Professors Morimori, Sewashi and Nossori had been brainwashed by Baron Ashura to help in helping him. Shiro beat the crap out of them. Agreed, they were brainwashed and they were older men; still, it was one single child against three adult men]]men]].



* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Boss Can Breathe In Space]] According to ''Anime/MazingerZ'', the Boss Borot has an open-air cockpit.

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* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Boss Can Breathe In Space]] According to ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''MazingerZ'' anime, the Boss Borot has an open-air cockpit.



** And in ''Great Mazinger'', to Jun. This time, on the other hand, is played painfully straight.
* MadeOfIron: He had to be to endure the punishment he did and come out of alive.

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** And in ''Great Mazinger'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', to Jun. This time, on the other hand, is played painfully straight.
* MadeOfIron: IronButtMonkey: He had to be to endure the punishment he did and come out of alive.



* PaperThinDisguise: Apparently Baron Ashura's mooks can't tell the difference between Boss in a helmet and one of their co-workers. ''The mooks that were assigned to guard him and Kouji specifically, no less.''



* TheRival: To Kouji Kabuto.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He thinks he is the smartest and biggest badass ever, the best biker around and a real ladies man, and people would ''pay'' for the chance to attend his birthday party (not joke. In episode 20 He ''tried'' to have his classmates paying for tickets. And he was shocked when all girls ran away from him screaming). Everyone else knows he is the ButtMonkey. Hence, when Kouji showed up, showing he was a real badass, and [[BadassBiker a better biker]] and [[TroubledButCute getting all girls -especially Sayaka- crazy over him right away]], Boss understandably was not happy, and he constantly tried to showing Kouji up with very little success. He went so far to build his own -goofy-looking- HumongousMecha using metal scraps and junk from a rubbish dump, and claimed it would replace Mazinger-Z itself. Tip: It did not.



* PaperThinDisguise: Apparently Baron Ashura's mooks can't tell the difference between Boss in a helmet and one of their co-workers. ''The mooks that were assigned to guard him and Kouji specifically, no less.''
* TheRival: To Kouji Kabuto.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He thinks he is the smartest and biggest badass ever, the best biker around and a real ladies man, and people would ''pay'' for the chance to attend his birthday party (not joke. In episode 20 He ''tried'' to have his classmates paying for tickets. And he was shocked when all girls ran away from him screaming). Everyone else knows he is the ButtMonkey. Hence, when Kouji showed up, showing he was a real badass, and [[BadassBiker a better biker]] and [[TroubledButCute getting all girls -especially Sayaka- crazy over him right away]], Boss understandably was not happy, and he constantly tried to showing Kouji up with very little success. He went so far to build his own -goofy-looking- HumongousMecha using metal scraps and junk from a rubbish dump, and claimed it would replace Mazinger-Z itself. Tip: It did not.



* BeardOfEvil
* DragonWithAnAgenda
* DubNameChange: Called Genghis the Ghastly in the English dub.
* CoDragons: With Ashura [[spoiler:until his/her death]], Brocken and Pygman. However he never treated them like equals.
* HeroKiller: All heroes -and even his allies- are scared of him. He is strong, physically imposing, ruthless, and neither of them can beat him in a fight. The only character refused to shrink back from him was Pygman.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He is a muscled, armor-wearing, sword-wielding man whose lower half is a ''freaking saber-toothed tiger''. You tell me that it is not badass.
* SpannerInTheWorks: His master plan almost fully succeeded, but he could not [[spoiler:kill all of his enemies because he did not knew about Kenzo Kabuto and Great Mazinger. That faulty intelligence brought about the defeat of the Mykene Empire.]]
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: He pitted Mazinger Z against Dr. Hell, expecting them to either destroy each other or leave a survivor so weakened it would be easy for Gorgon to take them down.]]

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* BeardOfEvil
* DragonWithAnAgenda
* DubNameChange: Called Genghis the Ghastly in the English dub.
* CoDragons: With Ashura [[spoiler:until his/her death]], Brocken and Pygman. However he never treated them like equals.
* HeroKiller: All heroes -and even his allies- are scared of him. He is strong, physically imposing, ruthless, and neither of them can beat him in a fight. The only character refused to shrink back from him was Pygman.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He is a muscled, armor-wearing, sword-wielding man whose lower half is a ''freaking saber-toothed tiger''. You tell me that it is not badass.
* SpannerInTheWorks: His master plan almost fully succeeded, but he could not [[spoiler:kill all of his enemies because he did not knew about Kenzo Kabuto and
See [[Characters/GreatMazinger Great Mazinger. That faulty intelligence brought about the defeat of the Mykene Empire.]]
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: He pitted
Mazinger Z against Dr. Hell, expecting them to either destroy each other or leave a survivor so weakened it would be easy for Gorgon to take them down.]]
characters page]].
18th Jan '17 8:48:08 AM rafi
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* AlliterativeName: '''K'''oji '''K'''abuto.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the Vegans in the ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' Creator/GoNagai manga, the UFO Robot Grendizer tai Great Mazinger movie.
** And by Viscount Pygman in the series.

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: BrainwashedAndCrazy:
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By the Vegans in the ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' Creator/GoNagai manga, the UFO Robot Grendizer tai Great Mazinger movie.
** And by Viscount Pygman in the series.Mazinger series.
* TheBusCameBack: He and Sayaka went to America after the end of the original series, and they were not seen again until the end of ''Great Mazinger''.



* ItRunsInTheFamily: Despite the fact that he is kind of an IdiotHero at time he is as much as a genius as his father and grandfather. [[spoiler:He is also as bad as his father when it comes to ParentalAbandonment. At least in Anime/GreatMazinger.]]



* MissingMom: [[spoiler:Tsubasa Nishikori]]
** In episode 90, Dr. Hell fabricated a cyborg looked exactly like her and sent it to the Institute in order to wreak havoc while he made preparations for the final battle. Naturally, that stratagem caused much grief, especially to Shiro.

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* MissingMom: [[spoiler:Tsubasa Nishikori]]
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Nishikori]]. In episode 90, Dr. Hell fabricated a cyborg looked exactly like her and sent it to the Institute in order to wreak havoc while he made preparations for the final battle. Naturally, that stratagem caused much grief, especially to Shiro.
28th Dec '16 6:12:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Boss is the ButtMonkey, HopelessSuitor and PluckyComicRelief {{Gonk}} character. He is mocked and ridiculized by his friends and belittled by the villains, and he gets beaten easily in each battle. Still, when he is angry he can get ''scarily'' competent and even {{Badass}}. He is {{Acrofatic}} and perfectly capable of holding his own on a fistfight, and although his HumongousMecha is a pile of scrap gets destroyed in every fight, he has blown up some dangerous {{Robeast}}s and pulled off several awesome BigDamnHeroes moments. Also, threatening [[VitriolicBestBuds his friend Kouji]] or Sayaka (his crush) is a bad idea.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Boss is the ButtMonkey, HopelessSuitor and PluckyComicRelief {{Gonk}} character. He is mocked and ridiculized by his friends and belittled by the villains, and he gets beaten easily in each battle. Still, when he is angry he can get ''scarily'' competent and even {{Badass}}.badass. He is {{Acrofatic}} and perfectly capable of holding his own on a fistfight, and although his HumongousMecha is a pile of scrap gets destroyed in every fight, he has blown up some dangerous {{Robeast}}s and pulled off several awesome BigDamnHeroes moments. Also, threatening [[VitriolicBestBuds his friend Kouji]] or Sayaka (his crush) is a bad idea.



* SmallNameBigEgo: He thinks he is the smartest and biggest {{Badass}} ever, the best biker around and a real ladies man, and people would ''pay'' for the chance to attend his birthday party (not joke. In episode 20 He ''tried'' to have his classmates paying for tickets. And he was shocked when all girls ran away from him screaming). Everyone else knows he is the ButtMonkey. Hence, when Kouji showed up, showing he was a real {{Badass}}, and [[BadassBiker a better biker]] and [[TroubledButCute getting all girls -especially Sayaka- crazy over him right away]], Boss understandably was not happy, and he constantly tried to showing Kouji up with very little success. He went so far to build his own -goofy-looking- HumongousMecha using metal scraps and junk from a rubbish dump, and claimed it would replace Mazinger-Z itself. Tip: It did not.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: He thinks he is the smartest and biggest {{Badass}} badass ever, the best biker around and a real ladies man, and people would ''pay'' for the chance to attend his birthday party (not joke. In episode 20 He ''tried'' to have his classmates paying for tickets. And he was shocked when all girls ran away from him screaming). Everyone else knows he is the ButtMonkey. Hence, when Kouji showed up, showing he was a real {{Badass}}, badass, and [[BadassBiker a better biker]] and [[TroubledButCute getting all girls -especially Sayaka- crazy over him right away]], Boss understandably was not happy, and he constantly tried to showing Kouji up with very little success. He went so far to build his own -goofy-looking- HumongousMecha using metal scraps and junk from a rubbish dump, and claimed it would replace Mazinger-Z itself. Tip: It did not.
14th Dec '16 12:17:49 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** FauxActionGirl: Howewer, in the battle, her robot is often half-damaged and she need to be saved too times.



* HimeCut
* {{Joshikousei}}: She wore her high school sailor suit in the Creator/GoNagai manga (in the anime she did not wear school uniform). However her skirt's length is pretty modest.

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* HimeCut
HimeCut: Even bangs, sidelocks and long length; all three checked and her dad is the director of the Photon Lab so the status part is there, but it also sets a contrast with her tomboyish personality.
* {{Joshikousei}}: {{Joshikousei}}:
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She wore her high school sailor suit in the Creator/GoNagai manga (in the anime she did not wear school uniform). However her skirt's length is pretty modest.



* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* {{Tsundere}}: [[TropeCodifier One of the first girls given a major role in almost any anime/manga.]] Her Type varies: she's a Type A in the anime, but a Type B in the manga and in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}''.

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* %%* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* {{Tsundere}}: [[TropeCodifier One of the first girls given a major role in almost any anime/manga.]] {{Tsundere}}: Her Type varies: she's a Type A in the anime, but a Type B in the manga and in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}''.



* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: ''Really'' it is not a good idea to hurt Kouji in front of her. Although her FemBot is a constant victim of TheWorfEffect, she still has TONS of righteous wrath to back her.

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* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: ''Really'' it is not a good idea to hurt Kouji in front of her. Although her FemBot is a constant victim of TheWorfEffect, she still She has TONS of righteous wrath to back her.
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