History MazingerZ / TropesSToU

4th Sep '17 9:23:07 PM Peteman
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* UnbuiltTrope: ''Anime/MazingerZ'', while not quite the UrExample, is definitely the TropeCodifier for the SuperRobot genre. However, to a modern reader, it seems to constantly slip between an over-the-top parody, and a brutal deconstruction. The BigBad is smart enough to send the [[{{Robeast}} "Mechanical Beasts"]] in groups to attack Mazinger; the mecha, though nearly indestructible, doesn't provide much safety for the pilot inside; and the main character nearly destroys the town while he's trying to figure out how to pilot the mecha. And that's before [[WhamEpisode the villains take over a Japanese village in a very Nazi-like manner, including a systematic slaughter of the civilians that they considered "useless" and usage of the women of the village as human shields for their latest Mechanical Beast]].

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* UnbuiltTrope: ''Anime/MazingerZ'', while not quite the UrExample, is definitely the TropeCodifier for the SuperRobot genre. However, to a modern reader, it seems to constantly slip between an over-the-top parody, and a brutal deconstruction. The BigBad is smart enough to send the [[{{Robeast}} "Mechanical Beasts"]] in groups to attack Mazinger; the mecha, though nearly indestructible, doesn't provide much safety for the pilot inside; and the main character nearly destroys the town while he's trying to figure out how to pilot the mecha. And that's before [[WhamEpisode the villains take over a Japanese village in a very Nazi-like manner, including a systematic slaughter of the civilians that they considered "useless" and usage of the women of the village as human shields for their latest Mechanical Beast]].
21st Jun '17 10:28:39 AM fruitstripegum
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The series is clearly set in TheSeventies given the hairstyles, clothes and technology.
15th Jan '17 12:29:57 PM DustSnitch
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Boss thinks he is the smartest and biggest badass ever, the best biker around and a real ladies man, and people would ''pay'' for the chance to attend his birthday party (not joke. In episode 20 He ''tried'' to have his classmates paying for tickets. And he was shocked when all girls ran away from him screaming). Everyone else knows he is the ButtMonkey. Hence, when Kouji showed up, showing he was a real {{Badass}}, and [[BadassBiker a better biker]] and [[TroubledButCute getting all girls -especially Sayaka- crazy over him right away]], Boss understandably was not happy, and he constantly tried to showing Kouji up with very little success. He went so far to build his own -goofy-looking- HumongousMecha using metal scraps and junk from a rubbish dump, and claimed it would replace Mazinger-Z itself. Tip: It did not.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Boss thinks he is the smartest and biggest badass ever, the best biker around and a real ladies man, and people would ''pay'' for the chance to attend his birthday party (not joke. In episode 20 He ''tried'' to have his classmates paying for tickets. And he was shocked when all girls ran away from him screaming). Everyone else knows he is the ButtMonkey. Hence, when Kouji showed up, showing he was a real {{Badass}}, badass, and [[BadassBiker a better biker]] and [[TroubledButCute getting all girls -especially Sayaka- crazy over him right away]], Boss understandably was not happy, and he constantly tried to showing Kouji up with very little success. He went so far to build his own -goofy-looking- HumongousMecha using metal scraps and junk from a rubbish dump, and claimed it would replace Mazinger-Z itself. Tip: It did not.
19th Dec '16 4:25:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Boss thinks he is the smartest and biggest {{Badass}} ever, the best biker around and a real ladies man, and people would ''pay'' for the chance to attend his birthday party (not joke. In episode 20 He ''tried'' to have his classmates paying for tickets. And he was shocked when all girls ran away from him screaming). Everyone else knows he is the ButtMonkey. Hence, when Kouji showed up, showing he was a real {{Badass}}, and [[BadassBiker a better biker]] and [[TroubledButCute getting all girls -especially Sayaka- crazy over him right away]], Boss understandably was not happy, and he constantly tried to showing Kouji up with very little success. He went so far to build his own -goofy-looking- HumongousMecha using metal scraps and junk from a rubbish dump, and claimed it would replace Mazinger-Z itself. Tip: It did not.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Boss thinks he is the smartest and biggest {{Badass}} badass ever, the best biker around and a real ladies man, and people would ''pay'' for the chance to attend his birthday party (not joke. In episode 20 He ''tried'' to have his classmates paying for tickets. And he was shocked when all girls ran away from him screaming). Everyone else knows he is the ButtMonkey. Hence, when Kouji showed up, showing he was a real {{Badass}}, and [[BadassBiker a better biker]] and [[TroubledButCute getting all girls -especially Sayaka- crazy over him right away]], Boss understandably was not happy, and he constantly tried to showing Kouji up with very little success. He went so far to build his own -goofy-looking- HumongousMecha using metal scraps and junk from a rubbish dump, and claimed it would replace Mazinger-Z itself. Tip: It did not.
9th Dec '16 10:19:09 PM nombretomado
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* SlidingScaleOfAnimeObscurity
17th Nov '16 1:16:05 PM starofjusticev21
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** In the original myths Hades was the God of Underworld, his default shape was humanoid (but like all Greek deities he was a shape-shifter), and even though he was not exactly a nice guy, he was not worse than his relatives. In the Mazinverse he is a GodOfEvil whose (unchangeable) shape is that of a giant being of fire and wishes conquering the surface world.

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** In the original myths Hades was the God of Underworld, his default shape was humanoid (but like all Greek deities he was a shape-shifter), and even though he was not exactly a nice guy, [[EverybodyHatesHades he was not worse than his relatives.relatives]]. In the Mazinverse he is a GodOfEvil whose (unchangeable) shape is that of a giant being of fire and wishes conquering the surface world.
28th Oct '16 4:20:34 PM nombretomado
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** The original GoNagai ''Anime/MazingerZ'' manga had way more ShipTease between Kouji and Sayaka than the anime adaptation. Thus, when Sayaka told Kouji he was being transfered to her high-school (in the early chapters), he blushed and stated he "would look forward to it".

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** The original GoNagai Creator/GoNagai ''Anime/MazingerZ'' manga had way more ShipTease between Kouji and Sayaka than the anime adaptation. Thus, when Sayaka told Kouji he was being transfered to her high-school (in the early chapters), he blushed and stated he "would look forward to it".



** Talking about Tetsuya, there was a healthy amount of teasing between Jun and him. Jun flirting with an ObliviousToLove Tetsuya, Jun pretending a sprained ankle just so Tetsuya rubbed her foot (unfortunately it did not work like she hoped), Tetsuya returning the unwanted gifts of a StalkerWithACrush in person and warning that Jun wanted being left alone, he getting jealousy and accusing her of wanting to replace him with Kouji (and being slapped for it. Seriously, it was stupid)... And in the GoNagai manga a [[{{Robeast}} War Beast]] got Jun hostage. Cue Great Mazinger beheading the Beast with [[ArmedLegs a brutal kick]] as Tetsuya yelled she was a very special person for him.

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** Talking about Tetsuya, there was a healthy amount of teasing between Jun and him. Jun flirting with an ObliviousToLove Tetsuya, Jun pretending a sprained ankle just so Tetsuya rubbed her foot (unfortunately it did not work like she hoped), Tetsuya returning the unwanted gifts of a StalkerWithACrush in person and warning that Jun wanted being left alone, he getting jealousy and accusing her of wanting to replace him with Kouji (and being slapped for it. Seriously, it was stupid)... And in the GoNagai Creator/GoNagai manga a [[{{Robeast}} War Beast]] got Jun hostage. Cue Great Mazinger beheading the Beast with [[ArmedLegs a brutal kick]] as Tetsuya yelled she was a very special person for him.



* ThirdPersonPerson: Dr. Hell occasionally refers to himself in third person when he is ranting, angry or uttering {{BadassBoast}}s. GoNagai's ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' manga offers a good example:

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* ThirdPersonPerson: Dr. Hell occasionally refers to himself in third person when he is ranting, angry or uttering {{BadassBoast}}s. GoNagai's Creator/GoNagai's ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' manga offers a good example:
6th Oct '16 5:36:23 AM Tron80
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* TheUnfavorite: [[spoiler:Kenzo Kabuto]] had two biological sons [[spoiler:Kouji and Shiro]] and two adoptive children (''[[Anime/GreatMazinger Tetsuya and Jun]]''). Although Tetsuya was clearly his favorite, he still showed he cared for his two blood sons. However, he got Jun completely neglected, treating her like a soldier, not making anything about her feelings of abandoment and her inner tensions, and he seldom shown he cared for her. It went so far that, before [[spoiler:[[KilledOffForReal dying]]]] after his [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]] he pleaded [[spoiler:Kouji]] that he treated Tetsuya like his brother and took care of [[spoiler:Shiro]]... but he did not mention Jun at all. Nonetheless, his attitude drove Jun to think she could not be dependant on someone else and to develop a very strong-willed and self-reliant personality.

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* TheUnfavorite: TheUnFavourite: [[spoiler:Kenzo Kabuto]] had two biological sons [[spoiler:Kouji and Shiro]] and two adoptive children (''[[Anime/GreatMazinger Tetsuya and Jun]]''). Although Tetsuya was clearly his favorite, he still showed he cared for his two blood sons. However, he got Jun completely neglected, treating her like a soldier, not making anything about her feelings of abandoment and her inner tensions, and he seldom shown he cared for her. It went so far that, before [[spoiler:[[KilledOffForReal dying]]]] after his [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]] he pleaded [[spoiler:Kouji]] that he treated Tetsuya like his brother and took care of [[spoiler:Shiro]]... but he did not mention Jun at all. Nonetheless, his attitude drove Jun to think she could not be dependant on someone else and to develop a very strong-willed and self-reliant personality.


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* UpUpAndAway: Mazinger-Z almost always assumes this position when it flies, [[http://www.altadefinicionhd.com/images/stories/Titulosanalizados/M/mazinger/mazinger-6-1.jpg curling its hands into fists or keeping them straight]].
22nd Jun '16 7:54:32 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: Several times Kouji complained to Sayaka that she was getting in the way, hindering him and doing more harm than good. And even if he had a point, he wasn't exactly diplomatic about it... It was hilariously GenderFlipped with Jun and Boss later. Jun would be fighting, and Boss got in the way constantly in order to "help".
21st Apr '16 5:56:25 AM Tron80
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* UnwittingPawn: Dr. Hell was Archduke Gorgon's unwitting pawn. Gorgon helped Hell to fight Kouji Kabuto and his allies because the constant conflict weakened and wore the heroes down, and as soon as Hell stopped being useful, he abandoned him and let him die (or killed him personally in some versions) while his War Beasts finished Mazinger off.
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