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30th Sep '17 7:21:59 PM hullflyer
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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, manage to even ''build'' the thing without help, 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.
5th Sep '17 2:29:13 AM DarthWalrus
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** That isn't to say American incarnations of Optimus Prime are much better.
*** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' and the general aligned continuity, Optimus is more of a [[MessianicArchetype Savior-like]] figure wielding an ancient holy sword against a warlord empowered by the blood of ''the'' GodOfEvil, and the mysticism of the series is heavily played up.
*** In comparison, ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' takes Optimus along the lines of a honest-to-goodness Superhero, with the classic "Brick" powerset of SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability combined with the mentality of TheCape.
29th Aug '17 2:28:09 PM salvadorfranz
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* In ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries'', the Divine Knights are the super robots compared to the [[RealRobot Panzer Soldats]] as the Divine Knights are a OneManArmy.
20th Aug '17 4:22:54 AM EternalNothingness
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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured [[RayGun guns]]/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon extra-dimensional aliens]]]] called Livlasters, which allowed the heroic Midsummer's Knights to harness their own [[HotBlooded near-limitless Orgone energy]] to power up their mecha to save Earth, like most other super robots.

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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured [[RayGun guns]]/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon extra-dimensional aliens]]]] called Livlasters, which allowed the heroic Midsummer's Knights to harness their own [[HotBlooded near-limitless Orgone energy]] to power up their mecha to save Earth, almost Deus ex Machina levels, like most other super robots.
19th Aug '17 10:52:09 AM EternalNothingness
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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured [[RayGun guns]]/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon extra-dimensional aliens]]]] called Livlasters, which allowed the heroic Midsummer's Knights to harness [[HotBlooded near-limitless Orgone energy]] to power up their mecha to save Earth, like most other super robots.

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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured [[RayGun guns]]/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon extra-dimensional aliens]]]] called Livlasters, which allowed the heroic Midsummer's Knights to harness their own [[HotBlooded near-limitless Orgone energy]] to power up their mecha to save Earth, like most other super robots.
19th Aug '17 10:51:17 AM EternalNothingness
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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured [[RayGun guns]]/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon extra-dimensional aliens]]]] called Livlasters, which allowed the heroic Midsummer's Knights and their mecha to break the laws of physics and thus defend the Earth from the Planetary Gears with the same brutal efficiency as most other super robots.

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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured [[RayGun guns]]/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon extra-dimensional aliens]]]] called Livlasters, which allowed the heroic Midsummer's Knights and to harness [[HotBlooded near-limitless Orgone energy]] to power up their mecha to break the laws of physics and thus defend the Earth from the Planetary Gears with the same brutal efficiency as save Earth, like most other super robots.
19th Aug '17 8:57:21 AM EternalNothingness
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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured guns/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon extra-dimensional aliens]]]] that allowed the heroic Midsummer's Knights and their mecha to break the laws of physics and thus defend the Earth from the Planetary Gears with efficiency.

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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured guns/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon [[RayGun guns]]/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon extra-dimensional aliens]]]] that called Livlasters, which allowed the heroic Midsummer's Knights and their mecha to break the laws of physics and thus defend the Earth from the Planetary Gears with efficiency.the same brutal efficiency as most other super robots.
19th Aug '17 8:49:34 AM EternalNothingness
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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured guns/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon extra-dimensional aliens]]]] that allow the heroic Midsummer's Knights and their mecha to break the laws of physics and thus defend the Earth from the Planetary Gears with efficiency.

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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured guns/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon extra-dimensional aliens]]]] that allow allowed the heroic Midsummer's Knights and their mecha to break the laws of physics and thus defend the Earth from the Planetary Gears with efficiency.
19th Aug '17 8:49:00 AM EternalNothingness
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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured guns/[[spoiler:extra-dimensional aliens]] that allow the heroic Midsummer's Knights and their mecha to break the laws of physics and thus defend the Earth from the Planetary Gears.

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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured guns/[[spoiler:extra-dimensional aliens]] guns/[[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon extra-dimensional aliens]]]] that allow the heroic Midsummer's Knights and their mecha to break the laws of physics and thus defend the Earth from the Planetary Gears.Gears with efficiency.
19th Aug '17 8:40:14 AM EternalNothingness
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* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'', ''Anime/StarDriver'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}, featured guns/[[spoiler:extra-dimensional aliens]] that allow the heroic Midsummer's Knights and their mecha to break the laws of physics and thus defend the Earth from the Planetary Gears.
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