History Franchise / Zoids

26th Mar '17 9:06:20 AM nombretomado
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A spate of video games take place in their own pocket continuities, {{Mega Crossover}}s of several of the above, or some combination of the two. Notable entries include the TurnBasedStrategy game ''Zoids Assault'' for the XBox360 and the ''Zoids Saga'' RolePlayingGame series for GameBoyAdvance and {{Nintendo DS}}, along with a Commodore 64 game simply titled ''Zoids'' and released during the kits' original 80s heyday. Genesis is also included as one of the series in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'', which is considered a good sign for Takara Tomy and Bandai to work together.

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A spate of video games take place in their own pocket continuities, {{Mega Crossover}}s of several of the above, or some combination of the two. Notable entries include the TurnBasedStrategy game ''Zoids Assault'' for the XBox360 and the ''Zoids Saga'' RolePlayingGame series for GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance and {{Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo DS}}, along with a Commodore 64 game simply titled ''Zoids'' and released during the kits' original 80s heyday. Genesis is also included as one of the series in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'', which is considered a good sign for Takara Tomy and Bandai to work together.
25th Mar '17 7:40:26 AM fruitstripegum
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Harry, who proclaims himself to be "A man destined to be king". Leena also counts to a degree, having answered an anonymous e-mail asking who the greatest Zoid pilot is with "ME!".



* SmallNameBigEgo: Harry, who proclaims himself to be "A man destined to be king". Leena also counts to a degree, having answered an anonymous e-mail asking who the greatest Zoid pilot is with "ME!".
12th Feb '17 12:35:07 PM HiddenWindshield
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** All the anime protagonists possess [[RuleOfCool sentient mecha]].
24th Dec '16 11:15:07 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Badass}}: Karl Schwarz in the Battle Story, he charges Prozen's Deathsaurer in an Iron Kong and kills it. An Iron Kong '''killed''' a '''Deathsaurer'''. A Zoid that normally requires Madthunders or an Ultrasaurus to kill.
** Ray Gregg survived through the entire history of the Ray Force, whether against Berserk Fuhrers, Seismosaurus, Energy Ligers. You name it, he survived it.
18th Dec '16 1:13:56 AM Xtifr
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'''''Zoids''''' (dub title '''''Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury'''''), was aired in 1999 and was the first anime series. Taking elements from the Battle Story, Chaotic Century focuses on [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Van Flyheight]], a boy who comes across a small Zoid known as an Organoid, which he names Zeke (Sieg in the original Japanese), sleeping in a pod hidden in an old ruin. He also discovers a [[MysteriousWaif mysterious girl]] he names Fiona (Fiine), who happened to be sleeping in the pod next to Zeke's. Zeke has the ability to resurrect Zoids, so after restoring an abandoned Shield Liger to life, Van takes it to help Fiona find "Zoid Eve". Along the way, they meet up with the smuggler and trader Moonbay, the mercenary Irvine, and end up getting caught up in the war between the Helic Republic and Guylos Empire that takes priority over finding Zoid Eve.

The second season of Chaotic Century, '''''Zoids: Guardian Force''''', takes place two years after the end of the first season. Van is part of a special forces unit founded to help keep the peace between the Republic and the Empire. As he reunites with Fiona, they find themselves opposing a mysterious group that seeks to cause chaos all over the planet. While ''Chaotic Century'' had concluded its story, it left a lot of the backstory concerning Fiona and Zoid Eve a mystery. ''Guardian Force'' delves heavily into the backstory and finally gives a conclusion to the characters' timeline. The show had such a fan following that Cartoon Network actually relented to fan complaints that the last four episodes were not aired during its Toonami run and ran a marathon of those last four episodes.

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'''''Zoids''''' ''Zoids'' (dub title '''''Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury'''''), ''Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury''), was aired in 1999 and was the first anime series. Taking elements from the Battle Story, Chaotic Century focuses on [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Van Flyheight]], a boy who comes across a small Zoid known as an Organoid, which he names Zeke (Sieg in the original Japanese), sleeping in a pod hidden in an old ruin. He also discovers a [[MysteriousWaif mysterious girl]] he names Fiona (Fiine), who happened to be sleeping in the pod next to Zeke's. Zeke has the ability to resurrect Zoids, so after restoring an abandoned Shield Liger to life, Van takes it to help Fiona find "Zoid Eve". Along the way, they meet up with the smuggler and trader Moonbay, the mercenary Irvine, and end up getting caught up in the war between the Helic Republic and Guylos Empire that takes priority over finding Zoid Eve.

The second season of Chaotic Century, '''''Zoids: ''Zoids: Guardian Force''''', Force'', takes place two years after the end of the first season. Van is part of a special forces unit founded to help keep the peace between the Republic and the Empire. As he reunites with Fiona, they find themselves opposing a mysterious group that seeks to cause chaos all over the planet. While ''Chaotic Century'' had concluded its story, it left a lot of the backstory concerning Fiona and Zoid Eve a mystery. ''Guardian Force'' delves heavily into the backstory and finally gives a conclusion to the characters' timeline. The show had such a fan following that Cartoon Network actually relented to fan complaints that the last four episodes were not aired during its Toonami run and ran a marathon of those last four episodes.
18th Dec '16 1:13:26 AM Xtifr
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'''''Zoids''''' is set on the planet Zi, a mostly desert-like world where the human population lives with Zoids, native mechanical lifeforms that can be turned into deadly fighting machines.

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'''''Zoids''''' ''Zoids'' is set on the planet Zi, a mostly desert-like world where the human population lives with Zoids, native mechanical lifeforms that can be turned into deadly fighting machines.



The second anime series, '''''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury''''', takes place centuries after the previous two, events from the first two seasons only [[BroadStrokes vaguely being canon]] and confirmed as such by voiceovers left out of the dub. The world is more or less at peace, and battles between groups of Zoids are now a national spectator sport. The story focuses on Bit Cloud, a wandering Junk dealer seeking to build the perfect Zoid. Bit runs afoul of the Blitz Team, one of the competing teams of Zoid warriors, and while imprisoned, ends up befriending the Liger Zero, a tempermental Zoid that usually doesn't let anybody pilot it. The Liger Zero seems to like Bit, however, so the Blitz Team allows him to work off his debt by piloting the Zoid for them. As the story progresses it reveals an organization that likes to break the normal rules, calling themselves the Backdraft Group.

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The second anime series, '''''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury''''', ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury'', takes place centuries after the previous two, events from the first two seasons only [[BroadStrokes vaguely being canon]] and confirmed as such by voiceovers left out of the dub. The world is more or less at peace, and battles between groups of Zoids are now a national spectator sport. The story focuses on Bit Cloud, a wandering Junk dealer seeking to build the perfect Zoid. Bit runs afoul of the Blitz Team, one of the competing teams of Zoid warriors, and while imprisoned, ends up befriending the Liger Zero, a tempermental Zoid that usually doesn't let anybody pilot it. The Liger Zero seems to like Bit, however, so the Blitz Team allows him to work off his debt by piloting the Zoid for them. As the story progresses it reveals an organization that likes to break the normal rules, calling themselves the Backdraft Group.



The third series, '''''Zoids: Fuzors''''', was similar in theme to ''New Century'', but set in its own continuity. It shows off the concept of the Fuzors, smaller Zoids that can [[CombiningMecha combine with the larger ones]] to boost their power or give them new abilities. ''Fuzors'' was also aired on Toonami, but was canceled after only 13 of its 26 episodes aired. Eventually, all 26 episodes were shown in Australia. In a curious change, the series was shown in Japan ''after'' its US release. The Japanese version had new animation added, to the point where the second episode is completely different.

The fourth series, '''''Zoids: Genesis''''', is also in its own continuity, and is [[AfterTheEnd set after a]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt terrible cataclysm]] wrecks the civilization on Zi. This series only had a limited release outside Japan.

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The third series, '''''Zoids: Fuzors''''', ''Zoids: Fuzors'', was similar in theme to ''New Century'', but set in its own continuity. It shows off the concept of the Fuzors, smaller Zoids that can [[CombiningMecha combine with the larger ones]] to boost their power or give them new abilities. ''Fuzors'' was also aired on Toonami, but was canceled after only 13 of its 26 episodes aired. Eventually, all 26 episodes were shown in Australia. In a curious change, the series was shown in Japan ''after'' its US release. The Japanese version had new animation added, to the point where the second episode is completely different.

The fourth series, '''''Zoids: Genesis''''', ''Zoids: Genesis'', is also in its own continuity, and is [[AfterTheEnd set after a]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt terrible cataclysm]] wrecks the civilization on Zi. This series only had a limited release outside Japan.



It also spawned a SpinOff model line called '''''Soukou Kyoshin Z-Knight''''', which is about Earthlings' humanoid HumongousMecha developed from Zoids. It was moderately successful, but was ultimately discontinued in 1993. It also has a short promo {{OVA}} by Creator/{{Sunrise}}.

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It also spawned a SpinOff model line called '''''Soukou ''Soukou Kyoshin Z-Knight''''', Z-Knight'', which is about Earthlings' humanoid HumongousMecha developed from Zoids. It was moderately successful, but was ultimately discontinued in 1993. It also has a short promo {{OVA}} by Creator/{{Sunrise}}.
20th Jul '16 11:12:31 AM HighCrate
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* TriggerHappy: Leena.

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* %%* TriggerHappy: Leena.



* CombiningMecha
* GladiatorGames
* TheWorfEffect: Rastani from is the walking embodiment of this, right up there with [[TropeNamer Worf himself.]]

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* %%* CombiningMecha
* %%* GladiatorGames
* %%* TheWorfEffect: Rastani from is the walking embodiment of this, right up there with [[TropeNamer Worf himself.]]



* AbortedArc: What ever happened to the Gilvader?
* AGodAmI: Emperor Jiin.

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* %%* AbortedArc: What ever happened to the Gilvader?
* %%* AGodAmI: Emperor Jiin.



* BathKick: Felme does this in some of her bubble bath scenes.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Ruuji and the gang try a sneak attack on Digald's base at Torafu and accidentally give their position away for a brief moment. One of the commander's aides spots this but decides it was just his imagination. The commander's response? Send out patrols to that area.
* TheDragon: Zairin to Jiin.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Ruuji with the Murasame Liger. (Literally)
* HeelFaceTurn: Zairin and Felme.
* HollywoodTactics
* HotSpringsEpisode: Episode 9.
* [[DemotedToExtra Isn't It Sad]], Felme? All that work to make you into a DarkActionGirl and it all gets blown away in one rather pathetic death scene.
* KidHero: Ruuji.

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* %%* BathKick: Felme does this in some of her bubble bath scenes.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Ruuji and the gang try a sneak attack on Digald's base at Torafu and accidentally give their position away for a brief moment. One of the commander's aides spots this but decides it was just his imagination. The commander's response? Send out patrols to that area.
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%%* TheDragon: Zairin to Jiin.
* %%* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* %%* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Ruuji with the Murasame Liger. (Literally)
* %%* HeelFaceTurn: Zairin and Felme.
* %%* HollywoodTactics
* %%* HotSpringsEpisode: Episode 9.
* [[DemotedToExtra Isn't It Sad]], Felme? All that work to make you into a DarkActionGirl and it all gets blown away in one rather pathetic death scene.
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%%* KidHero: Ruuji.



* MsFanservice: Kotoha Elegance.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Felme]].
* TokenMiniMoe: Re Mie.

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* %%* MsFanservice: Kotoha Elegance.
* %%* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Felme]].
* %%* TokenMiniMoe: Re Mie.



* ABoyAndHisX: X = Various dinosaurs (Griff and most notably Great Gorgon, Mighty Zoidzilla.
* AbortedArc: The comic ended with no real resolution.
* ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway

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* %%* ABoyAndHisX: X = Various dinosaurs (Griff and most notably Great Gorgon, Mighty Zoidzilla.
* %%* AbortedArc: The comic ended with no real resolution.
* %%* ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway
15th Jul '16 4:49:18 PM Cag
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* CharacterSelectForcing: In ''Zoids Legacy'', the player can technically put any pilot in the party in any Zoid that the party owns. However, most pilots specialize in certain Zoid types, allowing them to use higher level(and thus, more powerful) Zoids of those types without a penalty, effectively forcing the player to use them like that.
11th Mar '16 3:15:38 PM TrickyTroper
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* MissingMom: The mothers of all four protagonists are absent without explanation.
21st Feb '16 11:19:54 PM NativeJovian
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* HoverSkates: Especially powerful zoids can move this way, usually using thrusters all over their body rather than specifically foot-mounted ones.
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