History Film / RobotJox

29th Aug '17 7:40:11 AM DrakeClawfang
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Alexander is introduced standing over the fallen, broken robot of his opponent as they yield and plead for mercy. Alexander coldly demands the referees judge the match, and they rule in his favor and tell him to order his position. Alexander's eyes light up and he turns back to the fight to deliver a FinishingStomp to his opponent. This immediately establishes him as a murderous BloodKnight who has no problem ignoring officials.
29th Aug '17 7:35:47 AM DrakeClawfang
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** While the Market is also against the Confederation owning an American territory, the major reason Alaska is a big deal is because it is so abundant in natural resources like lumber and oil, obviously implying a resource problem for the world.


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* {{Eagleland}}: While the actual nationalities of the people aren't acknowledged (For all that is known, the United States may not even exist outside memory after World War III), the Market is obviously Western-influenced. They also have Tex, who is from the DeepSouth, and the Market leadership is aghast at the idea of the Russian-dominated Confederation owning a part of America.
29th Aug '17 7:30:49 AM DrakeClawfang
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* DesignerBabies: The Genejox, the Jox currently in training to replace Achilles and the other Market Jox, somewhat reminiscent of the Clanners, even in attitude.

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* DesignerBabies: The Genejox, the Jox currently in training to replace Achilles and the other Market Jox, somewhat reminiscent of the Clanners, Clanners in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', even in attitude.



* {{Expy}}: Given the director himself said that ''Transformers'' was his initial inspiration, it probably isn't a coincidence that Achilles's robot is red and white. His first robot particularly has a predominantly red torso with white legs. Recolor the legs blue and it's a dead ringer for G1 Optimus Prime.
** Also, the genetically-engineered pilots are strongly reminiscent of the Clan Elementals from the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' game.

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* {{Expy}}: Given the director himself said that ''Transformers'' was his initial inspiration, it probably isn't a coincidence that Achilles's robot is red and white. His first robot particularly has a predominantly red torso with white legs. Recolor legs; recolor the legs blue and it's a dead ringer for G1 Optimus Prime.
** Also, the genetically-engineered pilots are strongly reminiscent of the Clan Elementals from the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' game.
Prime.
29th Aug '17 7:30:49 AM DrakeClawfang
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29th Aug '17 7:23:53 AM DrakeClawfang
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** RedIsHeroic: Though the Market mostly leans to white, they also feature red a lot.
** DarkIsEvil[=/=]EvilWearsBlack: However, in comparison to the Market's red and white being balanced, the Confederate uniforms and robots are virtually all black.

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** RedIsHeroic: LightIsGood[=/=]RedIsHeroic: Though the Market mostly leans to white, they also feature red a lot.
** DarkIsEvil[=/=]EvilWearsBlack: However, in comparison to the Market's red and white being balanced, the Confederate uniforms and robots are virtually all black.black with sparse yellow details.
29th Aug '17 7:04:24 AM DrakeClawfang
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* AfterTheEnd: It's hinted at that WorldWarIII was ''not'' a good experience, as serving a single hot dog is considered a special occasion.
** In addition, there is pregnancy propaganda all over the place, and one pregnant woman cheerfully says she's just "doing her part" being pregnant. This strongly hints that the world's population is very low.

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* AfterTheEnd: It's hinted at that WorldWarIII was ''not'' a good experience, as serving a single hot dog experience. Apparently it was so bad that every nation on Earth agreed that open war is considered a special occasion.
no longer an option, hence the jox fights.
** In addition, there There is pregnancy propaganda all over the place, and one pregnant woman cheerfully Achilles' sister-in-law says she's just "doing her part" being pregnant. This strongly hints pregnant, the implication being that the world's population is very low.a problem.
** The same sister-in-law mentions "serving real meat" to celebrate Achilles' retirement; said real meat is a single hotdog in a large pot of stew.
** Going outside requires one to wear a mask over their mouth and nose and Achilles is told to come inside quickly before letting the air in, implying some sort of aerial contaminants are still lingering.
8th Jul '17 2:14:23 PM comicwriter
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* MuggedForDisguise: [[spoiler: Athena drugs Achilles and steals his gear to try and take his place in the final match.]]
27th Jul '16 12:10:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Alexander's robot in the first fight is incapacitated when one of its legs is damaged and he falls to the ground. For the next fight, his robot [[spoiler:has ''four legs''.]]
10th Mar '16 7:21:55 PM DrakeClawfang
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Alexander's robot in the first film is knocked off balance when one of its legs is damaged and he falls to the ground. For the next fight, his robot [[spoiler:has ''four legs''.]]

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Alexander's robot in the first film fight is knocked off balance incapacitated when one of its legs is damaged and he falls to the ground. For the next fight, his robot [[spoiler:has ''four legs''.]]
15th Feb '16 3:37:32 PM eroock
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Robot Jox was a low budget western attempt to exploit the HumongousMecha genre. In a dystopic future, a nuclear war has devastated the earth. With war outlawed, all territorial disputes are settled through CombatByChampion using giant robots piloted by "Jox", and their battles have become media-televised sporting events.

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Robot Jox ''Robot Jox'' was a low budget western attempt to exploit the HumongousMecha genre. In a dystopic future, a nuclear war has devastated the earth. With war outlawed, all territorial disputes are settled through CombatByChampion using giant robots piloted by "Jox", and their battles have become media-televised sporting events.
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