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7th Dec '16 6:50:07 PM SwiftSeraph
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* [[RodandReelRepurposed Rod-and-Reel Repurposed]]: In episode 52, Shiro accidentally steals Sayaka's towel with a fishing rod while he tries to get back his toy that ended up in the bathroom.
28th Oct '16 4:20:21 PM nombretomado
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* RedShirt: In the last GoNagai manga arc, the Japanese army created the Mazinger army -a squad of mass-production Mazingers- to try and defeat BigBad Dr. Hell once and for all. Since the robots needed trained pilots, several new characters were introduced -like the blonde twins Lori and Loru. However, as Kouji was performing test flights with the [[MidSeasonUpgrade Jet Scrander]], Dr. Hell threw a ''massive'' attack involving several mobile fortresses and several dozens of [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beasts]]. Main character, LoveInterest and BattleCouple Sayaka Yumi and the Mazinger army flew to meet the Hell's army. Only one of them survived, and you will never guess who. [[spoiler:Sayaka.]]

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* RedShirt: In the last GoNagai Go Nagai manga arc, the Japanese army created the Mazinger army -a squad of mass-production Mazingers- to try and defeat BigBad Dr. Hell once and for all. Since the robots needed trained pilots, several new characters were introduced -like the blonde twins Lori and Loru. However, as Kouji was performing test flights with the [[MidSeasonUpgrade Jet Scrander]], Dr. Hell threw a ''massive'' attack involving several mobile fortresses and several dozens of [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beasts]]. Main character, LoveInterest and BattleCouple Sayaka Yumi and the Mazinger army flew to meet the Hell's army. Only one of them survived, and you will never guess who. [[spoiler:Sayaka.]]



* RuleOfCool: GoNagai [[WordOfGod explicitly said]] that this is the reason ''Anime/MazingerZ'' (and as a result the SuperRobotGenre) is what it is. He DID his research about science and technology, but ultimately he did what he thought seemed cooler. Thus, we got a MadeOfIndestructium eighteen-meter-tall humanoid war machine [[spoiler:and EldritchAbomination]] created by a MadScientist, piloted from within, powered with AppliedPhlebotinum, equiped with [[RocketPunch punches can be thrown at the enemy]], [[EyeBeams optical weaponry]], [[BreathWeapon corrosive gusts of wind]] and [[ChestBlaster heat blasts]] capable to melt at seconds a monster made of metal, capable to [[IfItSwimsItFlies fly, swim]] and to withstand a nuclear blast and be dunked in magma for a short while, and [[MonsterOfTheWeek constantly fights]] robotical gladiators capable to [[ShockAndAwe shot lightning bolts]] and make 3-D mirages in thin air without a screen, flying medieval knights, whales loaded with nukes, three-headed dragons, giant crabs capable to set off earthquakes, TransformingMecha capable turning into giant landmines, {{Ninja}}s, archerians, snipers and humanoids capable fly at Match 6 speed. And that is without getting into the HomeBase equipped with a BeehiveBarrier, the zombie cyborg {{Mook}}s, the [[AbusivePrecursors ancient civilizations]] capable to [[LostTechnology build superweapons]], one of the CoDragons that is a half-tiger cyborg, or the SuperVillainLair that in reality is a humongous HumongousMecha disguised like an IslandBase.

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* RuleOfCool: GoNagai Creator/GoNagai [[WordOfGod explicitly said]] that this is the reason ''Anime/MazingerZ'' (and as a result the SuperRobotGenre) is what it is. He DID his research about science and technology, but ultimately he did what he thought seemed cooler. Thus, we got a MadeOfIndestructium eighteen-meter-tall humanoid war machine [[spoiler:and EldritchAbomination]] created by a MadScientist, piloted from within, powered with AppliedPhlebotinum, equiped with [[RocketPunch punches can be thrown at the enemy]], [[EyeBeams optical weaponry]], [[BreathWeapon corrosive gusts of wind]] and [[ChestBlaster heat blasts]] capable to melt at seconds a monster made of metal, capable to [[IfItSwimsItFlies fly, swim]] and to withstand a nuclear blast and be dunked in magma for a short while, and [[MonsterOfTheWeek constantly fights]] robotical gladiators capable to [[ShockAndAwe shot lightning bolts]] and make 3-D mirages in thin air without a screen, flying medieval knights, whales loaded with nukes, three-headed dragons, giant crabs capable to set off earthquakes, TransformingMecha capable turning into giant landmines, {{Ninja}}s, archerians, snipers and humanoids capable fly at Match 6 speed. And that is without getting into the HomeBase equipped with a BeehiveBarrier, the zombie cyborg {{Mook}}s, the [[AbusivePrecursors ancient civilizations]] capable to [[LostTechnology build superweapons]], one of the CoDragons that is a half-tiger cyborg, or the SuperVillainLair that in reality is a humongous HumongousMecha disguised like an IslandBase.
16th Apr '16 3:00:56 AM Tron80
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* ResentfulGuardian: Dr. Hell's mother hated her son and regarded him as a burden and a nuisance, and she made her contempt very clear to everyone, including Hell.
7th Apr '16 11:20:31 PM Tron80
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* PowerGivesYouWings: One of the many {{Mid Season Upgrades}}s that Mazinger-Z gets is the Jet Scrander: a JetPack with huge, red RazorWings.

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* PowerGivesYouWings: One of the many {{Mid Season Upgrades}}s Upgrade}}s that Mazinger-Z gets is the Jet Scrander: a JetPack with huge, red RazorWings.
7th Apr '16 11:12:48 PM Tron80
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* PervertRevengeMode: Sayaka took no kindly when she was spied in the anime series. One example happened in the the Mazinger vs Great General of Darkness movie, when Kouji walked into her when she was having a shower, and she slapped him.

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* PervertRevengeMode: PervertRevengeMode:
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Sayaka took no kindly when she was spied in the anime series. One example happened in the the Mazinger vs Great General of Darkness movie, when Kouji walked into her when she was having a shower, and she slapped him.


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* PowerGivesYouWings: One of the many {{Mid Season Upgrades}}s that Mazinger-Z gets is the Jet Scrander: a JetPack with huge, red RazorWings.
23rd Mar '16 3:38:04 AM Tron80
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* TheProfessor (Sayaka's father, Dr. Gennosuke Yumi. Also the trio composed of Sewashi, Nozori and Morimori. Dr. Kabuto is sometimes this, overlaping with MadScientist in the manga and ''Mazinkaiser''.)

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* TheProfessor (Sayaka's father, TheProfessor:
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Dr. Gennosuke Yumi. Also the trio composed of Sewashi, Nozori and Morimori. Dr. Juzo Kabuto is sometimes this, overlaping with MadScientist in the manga manga, ''Mazinkaiser'' and ''Mazinkaiser''.)''Shin Mazinger Zero''.
** Sayaka's father, Dr. Gennosuke Yumi.
** Also the trio composed of Sewashi, Nozori and Morimori.
** And, last but not least, [[spoiler:Kenzo Kabuto.]]
* PromotionToParent:
** After their parents and grandfather's deaths, Kouji became his little brother Shiro's de facto guardian.
** In the sequel, [[spoiler:Tetsuya and Jun take care of Shiro most of the time.]] Subverted because [[spoiler:they didn't know for a long while that they were his adoptive siblings.]]
1st Jan '16 8:57:55 AM RocketPuncher
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* RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude: Kouji and Sayaka (and Boss) are sixteen, and they pilot giant robots to save mankind.
31st Dec '15 1:02:25 AM RocketPuncher
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* PoorCommunicationKills: In episode 26, the conflict between Kouji and secondary character Saijyo could have been averted if the latter had explained that his dog stole Kouji's little brother's chickens because she had puppies to feed.
19th Jul '15 8:44:46 PM nombretomado
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* PeggySue: Both Kouji and Minerva-X become this in ''ShinMazingerZero''.

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* PeggySue: Both Kouji and Minerva-X become this in ''ShinMazingerZero''.''Manga/ShinMazingerZero''.



* PragmaticAdaptation: Several things were toned down in the anime of ''MazingerZ''. In the original story, Dr. Kabuto was pretty much another MadScientist with [[GoodScarsEvilScars his face scarred]] who had never met Dr. Hell. In the anime, he was a well-meaning, nice old man who shared a backstory with Hell and built Mazinger Z for defending the world (apparently this was later retconned into manga continuity, since in the ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' manga Kouji claimed Dr. Hell had killed his grandfather). However, Kouji was nicer and less exist -albeit a bigger pervert- in the manga, and Sayaka was a Type B {{Tsundere}} instead of a Type A, and their fights were worst in the anime. Many manga characters (such like Inspector Ankokuji, the twin sisters Loru and Lori or the Gamia assassin androids) and storylines never showed up in the anime, or their story was altered (such like Lorelei's story). Likewise, the anime came up with new characters (such like Professor Gordon and his daughter that modified Mazinger Z to be able to swim, or Viscount Pygman and Archduke Gorgon) developed some situations (such like Mazinger getting its MidSeasonUpgrade and other minor upgrades, or the birth of Boss Borot) and characters (such like the other scientists of the Institute, or Kouji and Sayaka's families) in a greater depth than the manga. On the whole it can be told it was an AdaptationDistillation.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Several things were toned down in the anime of ''MazingerZ''.''Anime/MazingerZ''. In the original story, Dr. Kabuto was pretty much another MadScientist with [[GoodScarsEvilScars his face scarred]] who had never met Dr. Hell. In the anime, he was a well-meaning, nice old man who shared a backstory with Hell and built Mazinger Z for defending the world (apparently this was later retconned into manga continuity, since in the ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' manga Kouji claimed Dr. Hell had killed his grandfather). However, Kouji was nicer and less exist -albeit a bigger pervert- in the manga, and Sayaka was a Type B {{Tsundere}} instead of a Type A, and their fights were worst in the anime. Many manga characters (such like Inspector Ankokuji, the twin sisters Loru and Lori or the Gamia assassin androids) and storylines never showed up in the anime, or their story was altered (such like Lorelei's story). Likewise, the anime came up with new characters (such like Professor Gordon and his daughter that modified Mazinger Z to be able to swim, or Viscount Pygman and Archduke Gorgon) developed some situations (such like Mazinger getting its MidSeasonUpgrade and other minor upgrades, or the birth of Boss Borot) and characters (such like the other scientists of the Institute, or Kouji and Sayaka's families) in a greater depth than the manga. On the whole it can be told it was an AdaptationDistillation.



* PutOnABus: All ''MazingerZ'' characters were PutOnABus in the end of the series, except for Shiro, Boss and his gang -Nuke and Mucha-, that were secondary characters in the sequel.

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* PutOnABus: All ''MazingerZ'' ''Anime/MazingerZ'' characters were PutOnABus in the end of the series, except for Shiro, Boss and his gang -Nuke and Mucha-, that were secondary characters in the sequel.



* RefusalOfTheCall: Kouji JumpedAtTheCall in the original series. In the first timeline seen in ''ShinMazingerZero'', he refused the call and we got to see the outcome. It was not pretty (unless your definition of pretty includes the planet scorched away and the humanity wiped out [[spoiler:by Mazinger-Z]]).

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* RefusalOfTheCall: Kouji JumpedAtTheCall in the original series. In the first timeline seen in ''ShinMazingerZero'', ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'', he refused the call and we got to see the outcome. It was not pretty (unless your definition of pretty includes the planet scorched away and the humanity wiped out [[spoiler:by Mazinger-Z]]).



* RestrainingBolt: It was implied in the original series and outright shown in ''ShinMazingerZero'' that Mazinger Z has a RestrainingBolt: its pilot. If Mazinger has a pilot at its controls and restrains its power, it simply becomes a demon that destroys the world. ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' showed if the HumongousMecha is not controlled, it simply goes berserker and destroys all it meets. ''ShinMazingerZero'' elaborated further on this, showing that [[spoiler:if it is not piloted or it is piloted by someone who is dominated by negative emotions (sadness, hurt, fury, hatred, helplessness...), Mazinger-Z evolves into an EldritchAbomination and destroys the world.]]

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* RestrainingBolt: It was implied in the original series and outright shown in ''ShinMazingerZero'' ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'' that Mazinger Z has a RestrainingBolt: its pilot. If Mazinger has a pilot at its controls and restrains its power, it simply becomes a demon that destroys the world. ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' showed if the HumongousMecha is not controlled, it simply goes berserker and destroys all it meets. ''ShinMazingerZero'' ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'' elaborated further on this, showing that [[spoiler:if it is not piloted or it is piloted by someone who is dominated by negative emotions (sadness, hurt, fury, hatred, helplessness...), Mazinger-Z evolves into an EldritchAbomination and destroys the world.]]



* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Minerva-X was conceived by Dr. Kabuto to fight alongside Mazinger-Z since he whole-heartedly believed a man always must fight with a strong woman by his side (he was a big defender of the BattleCouple trope). Her role was devising a battle strategy to help and support Mazinger according information Mazinger's main computer sent. Okay. However, apparently Dr. Kabuto also thought she needed being capable to think independantly, act on her own and feel emotions to carry out her mission. Not only that, but also he programmed her to love Mazinger-Z (he REALLY was a big defender of the BattleCouple trope). This is reinforced in ''ShinMazingerZero'' where she feels happiness, uncertainness, worry, jealousy, doubt, despair (to the point of telling her "heart" was breaking in one ocassion), joy, and sometimes she even blushes.

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Minerva-X was conceived by Dr. Kabuto to fight alongside Mazinger-Z since he whole-heartedly believed a man always must fight with a strong woman by his side (he was a big defender of the BattleCouple trope). Her role was devising a battle strategy to help and support Mazinger according information Mazinger's main computer sent. Okay. However, apparently Dr. Kabuto also thought she needed being capable to think independantly, act on her own and feel emotions to carry out her mission. Not only that, but also he programmed her to love Mazinger-Z (he REALLY was a big defender of the BattleCouple trope). This is reinforced in ''ShinMazingerZero'' ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'' where she feels happiness, uncertainness, worry, jealousy, doubt, despair (to the point of telling her "heart" was breaking in one ocassion), joy, and sometimes she even blushes.



* RippleEffectProofMemory: Deconstructed in ''ShinMazingerZero''. Kouji and Minerva-X are locked into a GroundhogPeggySue loop. Both of them have RippleEffectProofMemory. However Kouji's memory is faulty, and he only remembers what happened in former timelines through dreams and sudden flashbacks, and they are so vague and so random -and seldom he has them when he needs them- that they are all but useless. On the other hand, Minerva remembers with utter clarity how they failed thousands of times in averting the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and how her beloved, her friends and the whole humanity died several thousands of times because she failed.

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* RippleEffectProofMemory: Deconstructed in ''ShinMazingerZero''.''Manga/ShinMazingerZero''. Kouji and Minerva-X are locked into a GroundhogPeggySue loop. Both of them have RippleEffectProofMemory. However Kouji's memory is faulty, and he only remembers what happened in former timelines through dreams and sudden flashbacks, and they are so vague and so random -and seldom he has them when he needs them- that they are all but useless. On the other hand, Minerva remembers with utter clarity how they failed thousands of times in averting the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and how her beloved, her friends and the whole humanity died several thousands of times because she failed.



* RocketPunch: TropeNamer and TropeMaker. "[[{{Engrish}} Roketto Paaaanchi!]]". Anytime anyone says PANCHIE instead of Punch, it's a tribute to MazingerZ...and inexplicably makes said attack more powerful.

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* RocketPunch: TropeNamer and TropeMaker. "[[{{Engrish}} Roketto Paaaanchi!]]". Anytime anyone says PANCHIE instead of Punch, it's a tribute to MazingerZ...Anime/MazingerZ...and inexplicably makes said attack more powerful.
12th Jun '15 7:33:57 PM nombretomado
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* PragmaticAdaptation: Several things were toned down in the anime of ''MazingerZ''. In the original story, Dr. Kabuto was pretty much another MadScientist with [[GoodScarsEvilScars his face scarred]] who had never met Dr. Hell. In the anime, he was a well-meaning, nice old man who shared a backstory with Hell and built Mazinger Z for defending the world (apparently this was later retconned into manga continuity, since in the ''GreatMazinger'' manga Kouji claimed Dr. Hell had killed his grandfather). However, Kouji was nicer and less exist -albeit a bigger pervert- in the manga, and Sayaka was a Type B {{Tsundere}} instead of a Type A, and their fights were worst in the anime. Many manga characters (such like Inspector Ankokuji, the twin sisters Loru and Lori or the Gamia assassin androids) and storylines never showed up in the anime, or their story was altered (such like Lorelei's story). Likewise, the anime came up with new characters (such like Professor Gordon and his daughter that modified Mazinger Z to be able to swim, or Viscount Pygman and Archduke Gorgon) developed some situations (such like Mazinger getting its MidSeasonUpgrade and other minor upgrades, or the birth of Boss Borot) and characters (such like the other scientists of the Institute, or Kouji and Sayaka's families) in a greater depth than the manga. On the whole it can be told it was an AdaptationDistillation.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Several things were toned down in the anime of ''MazingerZ''. In the original story, Dr. Kabuto was pretty much another MadScientist with [[GoodScarsEvilScars his face scarred]] who had never met Dr. Hell. In the anime, he was a well-meaning, nice old man who shared a backstory with Hell and built Mazinger Z for defending the world (apparently this was later retconned into manga continuity, since in the ''GreatMazinger'' ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' manga Kouji claimed Dr. Hell had killed his grandfather). However, Kouji was nicer and less exist -albeit a bigger pervert- in the manga, and Sayaka was a Type B {{Tsundere}} instead of a Type A, and their fights were worst in the anime. Many manga characters (such like Inspector Ankokuji, the twin sisters Loru and Lori or the Gamia assassin androids) and storylines never showed up in the anime, or their story was altered (such like Lorelei's story). Likewise, the anime came up with new characters (such like Professor Gordon and his daughter that modified Mazinger Z to be able to swim, or Viscount Pygman and Archduke Gorgon) developed some situations (such like Mazinger getting its MidSeasonUpgrade and other minor upgrades, or the birth of Boss Borot) and characters (such like the other scientists of the Institute, or Kouji and Sayaka's families) in a greater depth than the manga. On the whole it can be told it was an AdaptationDistillation.
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