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5th Dec '16 12:46:28 PM Darthrai
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', although arguments over whether they should be counted as Super or {{Real Robot}}s [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/alpha30.jpg is debated even by characters themselves]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. Eva units fit the Super Robot description almost point-for-point - [[spoiler:sentient]], check; each unit is one of a kind, check; Earth's only defense, check; production overseen by main character's bastard dad, check; each unit usually accepts only one pilot, check.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', although arguments over whether they should be counted as Super or {{Real Robot}}s [[http://www.dra-mata.com/manga/4koma/old/alpha30.jpg is debated even by characters themselves]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. Eva units fit the Super Robot description almost point-for-point - [[spoiler:sentient]], check; each unit is one of a kind, check; Earth's only defense, check; production overseen by main character's bastard dad, check; each unit usually accepts only one pilot, check. Note that the series is infamously a GenreDeconstruction, and that the titular mecha [[spoiler: are actually a dark and twisted parody of the Super Robot concept: they're actually giant cloned {{Humanoid Abomination}}s that [[SoulJar contain the souls of the pilots' mothers]]]].
28th Nov '16 4:06:50 PM Morgenthaler
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In contrast to Real Robots, Super Robots are often (but not always) the creations of eccentric {{Mad Scientist}}s who work alone in their secluded laboratories; exactly where they get the parts, funding, and equipment, or how they manage to keep anyone else (except the select few needed to drive the plot) from finding out about their activities is usually left as a exercise for the viewer. The pilot tends to be an average-across-the-board AudienceSurrogate, sometimes even an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, who [[FallingIntoTheCockpit falls into the cockpit]] and discovers they have a natural aptitude for piloting a giant robot. Instead of using an elaborate system of controls like those found in an airplane cockpit, the pilot controls a Super Robot using a mere handful of buttons (and maybe a joystick), [[MotionCaptureMecha motion capture]] or even a mind-reading system, and the motion of the mecha itself is often [[ImpossiblyGracefulGiant implausibly humanlike]]. Overall, the science behind a Super Robot is usually [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness on the soft side of the scale]], with the RuleOfCool and the [[HotBlooded burning passion]] of TheHero and [[ThePowerOfFriendship his friends]] [[ThePowerOfLove and lovers]] having more effect on the machine's capabilities than [[SchematizedProp a list of well-defined specifications]]. In contrast to a Real Robot, where the mecha is just one more piece of equipment in the overall arsenal (even if it is the cornerstone), a Super Robot is an enabling device for its pilot to pull off {{Badass}} heroics.

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In contrast to Real Robots, Super Robots are often (but not always) the creations of eccentric {{Mad Scientist}}s who work alone in their secluded laboratories; exactly where they get the parts, funding, and equipment, or how they manage to keep anyone else (except the select few needed to drive the plot) from finding out about their activities is usually left as a exercise for the viewer. The pilot tends to be an average-across-the-board AudienceSurrogate, sometimes even an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, who [[FallingIntoTheCockpit falls into the cockpit]] and discovers they have a natural aptitude for piloting a giant robot. Instead of using an elaborate system of controls like those found in an airplane cockpit, the pilot controls a Super Robot using a mere handful of buttons (and maybe a joystick), [[MotionCaptureMecha motion capture]] or even a mind-reading system, and the motion of the mecha itself is often [[ImpossiblyGracefulGiant implausibly humanlike]]. Overall, the science behind a Super Robot is usually [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness on the soft side of the scale]], with the RuleOfCool and the [[HotBlooded burning passion]] of TheHero and [[ThePowerOfFriendship his friends]] [[ThePowerOfLove and lovers]] having more effect on the machine's capabilities than [[SchematizedProp a list of well-defined specifications]]. In contrast to a Real Robot, where the mecha is just one more piece of equipment in the overall arsenal (even if it is the cornerstone), a Super Robot is an enabling device for its pilot to pull off {{Badass}} badass heroics.
17th Nov '16 12:16:10 AM Ominae
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* ''Series/MechX4'' is an American take on the genre with the titular mech controlled via technopathy, the ability to control machines from the mind.
5th Nov '16 11:12:48 AM nombretomado
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* L.E.G.E.N.D. from Webcomic/{{Energize}} and [[Webcomic/HeroesUnite Heroes Alliance]] is a super robot built by the Heroes Unite Initiative to help take down Energize when he went rogue in the Energize: Hunted arc. [[spoiler: L.E.G.E.N.D. barely slowed Energize down for a moment.]]

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* L.E.G.E.N.D. from Webcomic/{{Energize}} ''Webcomic/{{Energize}}'' and [[Webcomic/HeroesUnite ''[[Webcomic/HeroesUnite Heroes Alliance]] Alliance]]'' is a super robot built by the Heroes Unite Initiative to help take down Energize when he went rogue in the Energize: Hunted arc. [[spoiler: L.E.G.E.N.D. barely slowed Energize down for a moment.]]



* The eponymous ''IlivaisX'' and its fellow prototypes definitely fall in here. The GEKICOM units have implausible ElementalPowers, the STRUQ units are a massive CombiningMecha pastiche, and the Phonos Weapons are as a whole incredibly powerful and dangerous. X itself is more of a {{Deconstruction}} though. It's sentient and has its own agenda of sorts, has an unlimited source of energy that by it's very nature is just ''off'', there's all sorts of parallels between it and Lucifer, and so on.

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* The eponymous ''IlivaisX'' ''Literature/IlivaisX'' and its fellow prototypes definitely fall in here. The GEKICOM units have implausible ElementalPowers, the STRUQ units are a massive CombiningMecha pastiche, and the Phonos Weapons are as a whole incredibly powerful and dangerous. X itself is more of a {{Deconstruction}} though. It's sentient and has its own agenda of sorts, has an unlimited source of energy that by it's very nature is just ''off'', there's all sorts of parallels between it and Lucifer, and so on.
28th Oct '16 4:25:56 PM nombretomado
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* On the other hand, GoNagai's ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and its sequels (''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'') and reimaginations (''Anime/GodMazinger'', ''Manga/NewMazinger'', ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''Manga/MazingerAngels'', ''Anime/ShinMazinger'') was the one who ''[[TropeCodifier defined]]'' the trope as we know it.

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* On the other hand, GoNagai's Creator/GoNagai's ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and its sequels (''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'') and reimaginations (''Anime/GodMazinger'', ''Manga/NewMazinger'', ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''Manga/MazingerAngels'', ''Anime/ShinMazinger'') was the one who ''[[TropeCodifier defined]]'' the trope as we know it.
27th Oct '16 9:56:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''GiantRobo''

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* ''GiantRobo''''Manga/GiantRobo''
10th Oct '16 5:48:00 PM astrakhan
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** In Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry, the [Gundam Tryon 3](http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/%E6%9C%80%E5%BC%B7%E6%A9%9F%E5%8B%95_Gundam_Tryon_3) is a Super Robot existing in a Real Robot universe... albeit said robots are actually model kits animated by special particles. Its core design is the Double Zeta Gundam, which is the closest the overall Gundam meta-series got to a Super Robot while keeping the Real Robot trappings.

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** In Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry, the [Gundam Tryon 3](http://gundam.[[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/%E6%9C%80%E5%BC%B7%E6%A9%9F%E5%8B%95_Gundam_Tryon_3) com/wiki/%E6%9C%80%E5%BC%B7%E6%A9%9F%E5%8B%95_Gundam_Tryon_3 Gundam Tryon 3]] is a Super Robot existing in a Real Robot universe... albeit said robots are actually model kits animated by special particles. Its core design is the Double Zeta Gundam, which is the closest the overall Gundam meta-series got to a Super Robot while keeping the Real Robot trappings.
10th Oct '16 5:46:00 PM astrakhan
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** In Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry

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** In Anime/GundamBuildFightersTryAnime/GundamBuildFightersTry, the [Gundam Tryon 3](http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/%E6%9C%80%E5%BC%B7%E6%A9%9F%E5%8B%95_Gundam_Tryon_3) is a Super Robot existing in a Real Robot universe... albeit said robots are actually model kits animated by special particles. Its core design is the Double Zeta Gundam, which is the closest the overall Gundam meta-series got to a Super Robot while keeping the Real Robot trappings.
10th Oct '16 5:42:17 PM astrakhan
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** In Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry
23rd Jul '16 8:58:28 PM Hylarn
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*''Anime/RegaliaTheThreeSacredStars'': While strange and even trippy, it's adherence to RuleOfCool places it here rather than RealRobot.
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