History Main / LeaderFormsTheHead

20th Jun '16 10:33:40 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* This trope dates back to ''Manga/GetterRobo'', the first CombiningMecha, where each of the Getter Machines' combined forms were controlled primarily by the pilot of the upper body. Getter-1, the form belonging to group leader [[HotBlooded Ryouma]] [[BadAss Nagare]], was the most commonly used form.
* ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' [[TropeCodifier codified]] this for USA audiences along with many other CombiningMecha tropes; its TransformationSequence (played, of course, OnceAnEpisode) comes with a voice-over of the team leader ordering each step of the process, ending with "...AND I'LL FORM THE HEAD!"

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* This trope dates back to ''Manga/GetterRobo'', the first CombiningMecha, where each of the Getter Machines' combined forms were controlled primarily by the pilot of the upper body. Getter-1, the form belonging to group leader [[HotBlooded Ryouma]] [[BadAss [[{{Badass}} Nagare]], was the most commonly used form.
* ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' [[TropeCodifier codified]] this for USA audiences along with many other CombiningMecha tropes; its TransformationSequence (played, of course, OnceAnEpisode) comes with a voice-over of the team leader ordering each step of the process, ending with "...AND I'LL FORM THE HEAD!"HEAD!" (Naturally, this was also played straight in the shows ''Voltron'' was adapted from, ''Anime/GoLion'' and ''Anime/DairuggerXV''.)



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12th Jun '16 10:46:26 AM thatother1dude
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->[[color:pink:Y'all can]] [[KickChick do the treading]]\\
[[color:turquoise:Swing]] [[LaserBlade energy machete]]\\
[[CombiningMecha If combinationís ready,]]\\
'''[[BlingOfWar I'll]] [[color:gold:form the head!]]'''

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->[[color:pink:Y'all can]] [[KickChick ->''Y'all can do the treading]]\\
[[color:turquoise:Swing]] [[LaserBlade
treading \\
Swing
energy machete]]\\
[[CombiningMecha
machete \\
If combinationís ready,]]\\
'''[[BlingOfWar I'll]] [[color:gold:form
ready, \\
'''I'll form
the head!]]'''head!'''''
12th Jun '16 12:12:15 AM thatother1dude
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** In the second episode of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', the team hasn't figured out how to combine at will, so they actually try stacking the lions on top of each other in the position of their place on Voltron. Hunk [[SelfServingMemory unconvincingly claims to have formed the head]], despite specifically having said "I'm a leg".
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8th Jun '16 11:14:30 PM BattleMaster
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** In Sentai parody episode "The Bad Guy", the "S-Force Super Ultra Dimensional Magno Extreme Robotoid Power Zorp" is equal parts Voltron (combining) and Franchise/SuperSentai (theme), with the Red Falcon at the head. Later, Coop literally forms a new mecha by sliding/smashing Megas' limbs into their robots and slapping the bird on his back. When in fights, it becomes noticeable how uncomfortable it would be to be in a limb. The actual episode's bad guy finds this treatment disrespectful to his nemeses, and of course loves it.

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** In Sentai parody episode "The Bad Guy", the "S-Force Super Ultra Dimensional Magno Extreme Robotoid Power Zorp" is equal parts Voltron (combining) and Franchise/SuperSentai (theme), with the Red Falcon at the head. Later, Coop literally forms a new mecha by sliding/smashing Megas' limbs into their robots and slapping the bird on his back. When in fights, it becomes noticeable [[AssShove how uncomfortable uncomfortable]] it would be to be in a limb. The actual episode's bad guy finds this treatment disrespectful to his nemeses, and of course loves it.
8th Jun '16 11:12:28 PM BattleMaster
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** Very bizarre example when [[spoiler: Prowl, pro team leader of the Autobots after Optimus Prime steps down, is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy cerebro-shelled]] by the Insecticon Bombshell and forced to act as the head of ''Devastator'', who had been believed permanently out of action ever since the Constructicons' former leader Scrapper was [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene executed by humans after he had surrendered while injured]].]]

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** Very bizarre example when [[spoiler: Prowl, pro team leader of the Autobots after Optimus Prime steps down, down (Bumblebee was allegedly in charge, but everyone followed Prowl's orders over his), is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy cerebro-shelled]] by the Insecticon Bombshell and forced to act as the head of ''Devastator'', who had been believed permanently out of action ever since the Constructicons' former leader Scrapper was [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene executed by humans after he had surrendered while injured]].]]
24th May '16 7:08:03 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Played with in the ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'' raid, "The Chronoscope." Player characters get a bit of time travel to an earlier version of the city of Stormreach, back when it's invaded by devils from another plane. After your party lays the smackdown against five flying Abishi demons at end-game (each with an elemental mastery), they retreat and take to the air to regroup. [[CallingYourAttacks Each demon describes their contributing attack]]. The last, black in color, says "[[{{Voltron}} And I'll form the head!]]" as they magically combine into a nasty dragon-like demon.

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* Played with in the ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'' raid, "The Chronoscope." Player characters get a bit of time travel to an earlier version of the city of Stormreach, back when it's invaded by devils from another plane. After your party lays the smackdown against five flying Abishi demons at end-game (each with an elemental mastery), they retreat and take to the air to regroup. [[CallingYourAttacks Each demon describes their contributing attack]]. The last, black in color, says "[[{{Voltron}} "[[Anime/{{Voltron}} And I'll form the head!]]" as they magically combine into a nasty dragon-like demon.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', when JJ Venture's team spoofed ''{{Voltron}}'' with the "Ventronic." Complete with the "I form the " exclamations. The combined form had ''two'' heads, the one formed from JJ's robot, and the "left arm" clown head, shaped in a way to be recognizable and comfortable to their mentally handicapped friend Ned. Instead of just putting the clown head on top, they wound up with a stubby, useless arm, not too dissimilar to JJ himself.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', when JJ Venture's team spoofed ''{{Voltron}}'' ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' with the "Ventronic." Complete with the "I form the " exclamations. The combined form had ''two'' heads, the one formed from JJ's robot, and the "left arm" clown head, shaped in a way to be recognizable and comfortable to their mentally handicapped friend Ned. Instead of just putting the clown head on top, they wound up with a stubby, useless arm, not too dissimilar to JJ himself.
17th Apr '16 7:00:21 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* This trope dates back to ''Manga/GetterRobo'', the first CombiningMecha, where each of the Getter Machines' combined forms were controlled primarily by the pilot of the upper body. Getter-1, the form belonging to the leader of the group, was the most commonly used form.

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* This trope dates back to ''Manga/GetterRobo'', the first CombiningMecha, where each of the Getter Machines' combined forms were controlled primarily by the pilot of the upper body. Getter-1, the form belonging to the group leader of the group, [[HotBlooded Ryouma]] [[BadAss Nagare]], was the most commonly used form.
5th Apr '16 2:17:03 PM justthereforthecode
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUOzPBD3F9c POWER RANGERS x POKEMON x TRANSFORMERS x VOLTRON x GURREN LAGANN : COMBINE!]]
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1st Apr '16 10:22:07 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Voltron}}'' [[TropeCodifier codified]] this for USA audiences along with many other CombiningMecha tropes; its TransformationSequence (played, of course, OnceAnEpisode) comes with a voice-over of the team leader ordering each step of the process, ending with "...AND I'LL FORM THE HEAD!"
** Played with in ''VoltronForce'', where Voltron has [[MultiFormBalance different forms]] depending on which lion forms the torso and head.
* Played with in ''GurrenLagann''. SupportingLeader Kamina makes Simon's Ganmen the (second) head. All along, Kamina had been setting Simon up to be a true hero. However, as Kamina was still the leader at this point, his ganmen forms everything ''but'' the head of the combined ganmen, has its own head on its torso, and the combined ganmen has his trademark sunglasses on both faces.\\

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* ''{{Voltron}}'' ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' [[TropeCodifier codified]] this for USA audiences along with many other CombiningMecha tropes; its TransformationSequence (played, of course, OnceAnEpisode) comes with a voice-over of the team leader ordering each step of the process, ending with "...AND I'LL FORM THE HEAD!"
** Played with in ''VoltronForce'', ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'', where Voltron has [[MultiFormBalance different forms]] depending on which lion forms the torso and head.
* Played with in ''GurrenLagann''.''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. SupportingLeader Kamina makes Simon's Ganmen the (second) head. All along, Kamina had been setting Simon up to be a true hero. However, as Kamina was still the leader at this point, his ganmen forms everything ''but'' the head of the combined ganmen, has its own head on its torso, and the combined ganmen has his trademark sunglasses on both faces.\\
29th Feb '16 12:59:47 PM DragonRanger
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** In ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''/''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'', mecha had a standardized combination scheme; some were torsos, some were arms, and some were legs; and all could be switched at will. Aside from the SixthRanger's mecha, all three "torso" pieces belonged to the Red Ranger, while the other Rangers held arm/leg/other parts. Plus in another case, a centaur-like megazord was formed using one of the Red Ranger's mecha as the head and torso and an enlarged version of another as the legs.

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** In ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''/''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'', ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''/''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'' and ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', mecha had have a standardized combination scheme; some were torsos, some were arms, scheme where each mecha transforms into a specific body part (divided torso/arms/legs in ''Wild Force''/''Gaoranger'' and some were legs; torso/midsection/feet in ''Zyuohger'') and all could can be switched at will. freely exchanged with other mecha of the same part. Aside from the SixthRanger's mecha, mecha of the {{Sixth Ranger}}s, all three the "torso" pieces belonged belong to the Red Ranger, Rangers, while the other Rangers held arm/leg/other hold other parts. Plus in another case, ''Wild Force''/''Gaoranger'' also has a case where a centaur-like megazord was formed using one of the Red Ranger's mecha as the head and torso and an enlarged version of another as the legs.legs, leaving only the arms made up of mecha that weren't his.
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