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19th Apr '18 12:18:14 AM KJMackley
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** The only Gundam series [[AvertedTrope to discard]] the RealRobotGenre and be purely SuperRobotGenre is ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. The entire series is a TournamentArc where each Gundam is custom built by each nation to participate in the Gundam tournament, with the prize for the winning nation is to be in charge for four years until the next tournament. The technology is more fantastical than anything resembling real science, with HotBlooded and ThePowerOfLove having an actual impact on Gundam performance. Even more notably, very few grunt suits are seen, every mobile suit is a Gundam.
19th Apr '18 12:09:02 AM KJMackley
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** Of particular note is ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'', which is one of the [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness hardest]] Gundam shows to date. Much attention is paid to maintenance and logistics--to the point where some of the mecha in question undergo changes (including one near-total redesign) while being repaired, due to a lack of spare parts. The techs are basically MacGyvering them back together. There's also how they're actually used in the series--they're seen used in combined operations, supporting and being supported by infantry and other vehicles, rather than still being superweapons that handle their battles on their own like in the other series.

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** Of particular note is ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'', which The original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' launched the genre in part by establishing a tech-line on both sides of the conflict. The Federation had traditional military vehicles that were getting pounced on by Zeon's mobile suits, the titular Gundam was the ''third'' prototype for Federation-based mobile suit technology, and was accompanied throughout the series by the Guntank (a hybrid humanoid upper body with tank treads) and Guncannon (humanoid design with shoulder-mounted artillery weapons). On Zeon's side, it progressively introduced newer and more advanced designs to try and match the Gundam. By the mid point it's revealed that the Federation had already begun production of the GM "Jim" line, non-SuperPrototype versions of the Gundam, making the Gundam itself less significant to the course of the entire war, especially compared to the SuperRobotGenre.
** The OAV ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam''
is one of the [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness hardest]] Gundam shows to date. Much attention is paid to maintenance and logistics--to the point where some of the mecha in question undergo changes (including one near-total redesign) while being repaired, due to a lack of spare parts. The techs are basically MacGyvering them back together. There's also how they're actually used in the series--they're seen used in combined operations, supporting and being supported by infantry and other vehicles, rather than still being superweapons that handle their battles on their own like in the other series.



** Another one of the hardest ''Gundam'' shows would be ''MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket''.

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** Another one of the hardest ''Gundam'' shows would be ''MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket''. The crux of the story revolves around an enemy group tasked with destroying a SuperPrototype Gundam in the testing stage. It is really more about espionage and a surgical military strike than the big battles of other shows, it has the fewest action sequences per episode of any Gundam series.
** In pure terms of TechnologyPorn, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'' featured very intricate mech designs and the plot started off via one Gundam with [[NuclearOption First Strike]] capabilities [[GrandTheftPrototype being stolen]]. The political ramifications of this (given that nuclear weapon development was outlawed during the last war) is more important than the technology being fielded by the Gundams.
12th Apr '18 4:51:00 AM EternalNothingness
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* Being the [[TropeNamer original source]] of the term "real robot", ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' has loads of these, from Grunt and Mook mecha like the Gespenst and Lion to {{Super Prototype}}s like the R-series units (and their [[CombiningMecha combined [=SRX=] form]] and Huckebein Mk III. The Alteisen is a particular note, as it has no high tech weapons and is generally considered obsolete, while the Alteisen Reis is barely considered this, as it is so off balance that it needs a Magnetic flight device Just to stand.

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* Being the [[TropeNamer original source]] of the term "real robot", ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' has loads of these, from Grunt and Mook mecha like the Gespenst and Lion to {{Super Prototype}}s like the R-series units (and their [[CombiningMecha combined [=SRX=] form]] form]]) and Huckebein Mk III. The Alteisen is a particular note, as it has no high tech weapons and is generally considered obsolete, while the Alteisen Reis is barely considered this, as it is so off balance that it needs a Magnetic flight device Just to stand.
12th Apr '18 4:50:09 AM EternalNothingness
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* Being the [[TropeNamer original source]] of the term "real robot", ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' has loads of these, from Grunt and Mook mecha like the Gespenst and Lion to {{Super Prototype}}s like the R-2 and Huckebein Mk III. The Alteisen is a particular note, as it has no high tech weapons and is generally considered obsolete, while the Alteisen Reis is barely considered this, as it is so off balance that it needs a Magnetic flight device Just to stand.
** From ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' onward, there were three real robots that could actually [[CombiningMecha combine with each other to form a]] SuperRobot. They were all part of the [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Trooper series]], and included a JackOfAllStats general-purpose unit piloted by the HotBlooded [[TheHero hero]], a MightyGlacier artillery unit piloted by TheLancer, and a FragileSpeedster aerial support unit piloted by TheChick.
*** In a sense, if Grungust and Huckebein represent super and real robots solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined Super Robot Type-X form represent super and real robots in groups. As real robots, the Real Personal Troopers would specialize in different military roles, including melee, ranged artillery, and high-speed flight. But as super robots, they could combine to form a bigger, more powerful mecha that could bend and break the laws of physics, rather than be grounded within them like its R-series components.

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* Being the [[TropeNamer original source]] of the term "real robot", ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' has loads of these, from Grunt and Mook mecha like the Gespenst and Lion to {{Super Prototype}}s like the R-2 R-series units (and their [[CombiningMecha combined [=SRX=] form]] and Huckebein Mk III. The Alteisen is a particular note, as it has no high tech weapons and is generally considered obsolete, while the Alteisen Reis is barely considered this, as it is so off balance that it needs a Magnetic flight device Just to stand.
** From ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' onward, there were three real robots that could actually [[CombiningMecha combine with each other to form a]] SuperRobot. They were all part of the [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Trooper series]], and included a JackOfAllStats general-purpose unit piloted by the HotBlooded [[TheHero hero]], a MightyGlacier artillery unit piloted by TheLancer, and a FragileSpeedster aerial support unit piloted by TheChick.
*** In a sense, if Grungust and Huckebein represent super and real robots solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined Super Robot Type-X form represent super and real robots in groups. As real robots, the Real Personal Troopers would specialize in different military roles, including melee, ranged artillery, and high-speed flight. But as super robots, they could combine to form a bigger, more powerful mecha that could bend and break the laws of physics, rather than be grounded within them like its R-series components.
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12th Apr '18 3:38:13 AM EternalNothingness
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** From ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' onward, there were three real robots that could actually [[CombiningMecha combine with each other to form a]] SuperRobot. They were all part of the [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Trooper series]], and included a JackOfAllStats melee unit piloted by the HotBlooded [[TheHero hero]], a MightyGlacier artillery unit piloted by TheLancer, and a FragileSpeedster sniper unit piloted by TheChick.
*** In a sense, if Grungust and Huckebein represent super and real robots solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined Super Robot Type-X form represent super and real robots in groups. As real robots, the Real Personal Troopers would specialize in different military roles, including melee, sniping, and heavy weapons. But as super robots, they could combine to form a bigger, more powerful mecha.

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** From ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' onward, there were three real robots that could actually [[CombiningMecha combine with each other to form a]] SuperRobot. They were all part of the [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Trooper series]], and included a JackOfAllStats melee general-purpose unit piloted by the HotBlooded [[TheHero hero]], a MightyGlacier artillery unit piloted by TheLancer, and a FragileSpeedster sniper aerial support unit piloted by TheChick.
*** In a sense, if Grungust and Huckebein represent super and real robots solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined Super Robot Type-X form represent super and real robots in groups. As real robots, the Real Personal Troopers would specialize in different military roles, including melee, sniping, ranged artillery, and heavy weapons. high-speed flight. But as super robots, they could combine to form a bigger, more powerful mecha.mecha that could bend and break the laws of physics, rather than be grounded within them like its R-series components.
4th Mar '18 4:16:09 PM nombretomado
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* The [=VTs=] of the ''SteelBattalion'' games are the most blatant example. Especially when you must figure out how to drive a HumongousMecha ''with a Humongous Controller'' featuring 3 joysticks, 4 pedals, and more than 50 buttons and dials! [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Steel_Battalion_controllers.jpg Have a looksee.]] It's worth noting that one button is the eject button, which you must use in time or else the game will erase your save file, [[FinalDeathMode as if you died]].

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* The [=VTs=] of the ''SteelBattalion'' ''VideoGame/SteelBattalion'' games are the most blatant example. Especially when you must figure out how to drive a HumongousMecha ''with a Humongous Controller'' featuring 3 joysticks, 4 pedals, and more than 50 buttons and dials! [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Steel_Battalion_controllers.jpg Have a looksee.]] It's worth noting that one button is the eject button, which you must use in time or else the game will erase your save file, [[FinalDeathMode as if you died]].
1st Mar '18 8:58:25 AM EternalNothingness
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** From ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' onward, there were three real robots that could actually [[CombiningMecha combine with each other to form a]] SuperRobot. They were all part of the [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Trooper series]], and included a JackOfAllStats melee unit piloted by the HotBloodedHero, a MightyGlacier artillery unit piloted by TheLancer, and a FragileSpeedster sniper unit piloted by TheChick.

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** From ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' onward, there were three real robots that could actually [[CombiningMecha combine with each other to form a]] SuperRobot. They were all part of the [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Trooper series]], and included a JackOfAllStats melee unit piloted by the HotBloodedHero, HotBlooded [[TheHero hero]], a MightyGlacier artillery unit piloted by TheLancer, and a FragileSpeedster sniper unit piloted by TheChick.
1st Mar '18 8:57:44 AM EternalNothingness
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** From ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' onward, there were three real robots that could actually [[CombiningMecha combine with each other to form a]] SuperRobot. They were all part of the [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Trooper series]], and included a JackOfAllStats melee unit piloted by the HotBloodedHero, a MightyGlacier artillery unit piloted by TheLancer, and a FragileSpeedster sniper unit piloted by TheChick.
*** In a sense, if Grungust and Huckebein represent super and real robots solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined Super Robot Type-X form represent super and real robots in groups. As real robots, the Real Personal Troopers would specialize in different military roles, including melee, sniping, and heavy weapons. But as super robots, they could combine to form a bigger, more powerful mecha.
21st Feb '18 8:18:57 PM Kuruni
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* While ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' is very much a Super Robot show, the last episodes of the series introduces the Homeland Mobile Emergency Robot (the "H.M.E.R" or "Hammer"), a government-built mech crewed by a small army of soldiers and commanded by the resident GeneralRipper. Unlike the agile, elegantly-designed Titan, the Hammer is slow, bulky, and takes forever to make even the simplest of maneuvers--with a series of rocket boosters no less--and it's primary method of battling monsters is by blasting them with it's massive array of Gatling guns, missiles, and one huge laser cannon, causing tons of collateral damage in the process.
21st Feb '18 5:24:08 PM Trooper924
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* While ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' is very much a Super Robot show, the last episodes of the series introduces the Homeland Mobile Emergency Robot (the "H.M.E.R" or "Hammer"), a government-built mech crewed by a small army of soldiers and commanded by the resident GeneralRipper. Unlike the agile, elegantly-designed Titan, the Hammer is slow, bulky, and takes forever to make even the simplest of maneuvers--with a series of rocket boosters no less--and it's primary method of battling monsters is by blasting them with it's massive array of Gatling guns, missiles, and one huge laser cannon, causing tons of collateral damage in the process.
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