History MazingerZ / TropesPToR

29th Jul '17 10:09:00 AM AceOfScarabs
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** In episode 48 Boss cajoles Prof. Yumi assistants in building him a giant robot with scraps. He wanted a mecha was more powerful than Mazinger-Z itself. What he got instead was a {{Deconstruction}} of the HumongousMecha: Boss Borot is goofy-looking, slow, clumsy, heavy, breaks easily, if it falls over it takes ages to stand up again, it lacks awesome weapons (Boss asked if it would have a RocketPunch and Prof. Moremori's reply was along the lines of "Are you out of your mind? It is too fragile. The fist would shatter upon impact."), and it is largely useless to anything other than cannon fodder.

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** In episode 48 Boss cajoles Prof. Yumi assistants in building him a giant robot with scraps. He wanted a mecha was more powerful than Mazinger-Z itself. What he got instead was a {{Deconstruction}} of the HumongousMecha: Boss Borot is goofy-looking, slow, clumsy, heavy, breaks easily, if it falls over it takes ages to stand up again, it lacks awesome weapons (Boss asked if it would have a RocketPunch and Prof. Moremori's reply was along the lines of "Are you out of your mind? It is too fragile. The fist would shatter upon impact."), and it is largely useless to anything other than cannon fodder. This is the consequence of the Boss Borot being built without the exceedingly strong Chogokin Z Alloy and the Photon Power energy systems.
21st Jun '17 10:25:22 AM fruitstripegum
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* RecycledTheSeries: In 1975 Creator/ToeiAnimation produced a SuperRobotGenre movie called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uchu_Enban_Daisenso Uchu Enban Daisenso]]''. Creator/GoNagai, who did the designs of characters and mechas, liked the concept so much that he decided to recycle and improve his designs and create a new series based on the movie and set in the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' universe: ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''.
21st Jun '17 10:24:41 AM fruitstripegum
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* PowerArmor: In ''Manga/NewMazinger'' (one of the alternate manga continuities) the characters (including Kouji Kabuto) wore power armor.
* PowerCrystal



* PragmaticAdaptation: Several things were toned down in the anime of ''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.



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Mykene. Many of them were warriors highly proud of their skills and eager for testing them, and their {{Robeast}}s were made by grafting into the body of a HumongousMecha the brain of a soldier indoctrinated to fight and exterminate all non-Mykene civilizations.
* PowerArmor: In ''Manga/NewMazinger'' (one of the alternate manga continuities) the characters (including Kouji Kabuto) wore power armor.
* PowerCrystal
* PragmaticAdaptation: Several things were toned down in the anime of ''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.


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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Mykene. Many of them were warriors highly proud of their skills and eager for testing them, and their {{Robeast}}s were made by grafting into the body of a HumongousMecha the brain of a soldier indoctrinated to fight and exterminate all non-Mykene civilizations.
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.
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