History VideoGame / Medabots

26th May '16 12:56:02 AM kirara19
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* BrokenAce: Downplayed with Uchuu Medarotter X/Space Medafighter X, who seems pretty copacetic with life. [[spoiler:Hikaru Agata was a great medafighter when he was a kid, but when the "Ten Days of Darkness" happened, he not only lost his best friend (Metabee) but his friendship with American representative, Joe Swihan, and Egyptian representative, Patra. He had to lower his profile and became a Convenience Store clerk (and a Phantom Thief)]]. {{Fanon}} usually gives him more {{angst}} than usual, but it is only left to interpretation. Other incarnations of [[spoiler: Hikaru]] don't play with this trope, though. [[spoiler:He is more of a RetiredBadass]]... but people don't believe he was a good medafighter.

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* BrokenAce: Downplayed with Uchuu Medarotter X/Space Medafighter X, who seems pretty copacetic with life. [[spoiler:Hikaru Agata was a great medafighter when he was a kid, but when the "Ten Days of Darkness" happened, he not only lost his best friend (Metabee) but his friendship with American representative, Joe Swihan, and Egyptian representative, Patra. He had to lower his profile and became a Convenience Store clerk (and a Phantom Thief)]]. {{Fanon}} usually gives him more {{angst}} than usual, but it is only left to interpretation. Other incarnations of [[spoiler: Hikaru]] don't play with this trope, though. [[spoiler:He is more of a RetiredBadass]]... but people don't believe he was a good medafighter.



** The videogames (''Medarot'' to ''Medarot 7'') and the manga develop between 2010-2033, while the medabots were partially developed during the 70s...
** Though it is an AlternateContinuity from the original source of the franchise, the anime series is debatable happening around the 2020s in the original version (the timeline of Medarot 2 through 4, where the anime is sort-of based on, happens in that decade) but changed to the 22nd century in the English dub. Also a proof of TechnologyMarchesOn, since the anime series was done in 1999-2001... and there are still [=VCRs=] in the future?

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** The videogames (''Medarot'' to ''Medarot 7'') and the manga develop between 2010-2033, while the medabots were partially developed during the 70s...
2010-2033.
** Though it is an AlternateContinuity from the original source of the franchise, the anime series is debatable debatably happening around the 2020s in the original version (the timeline of Medarot 2 ''Medarot 2'' through 4, where the anime is sort-of based on, happens in that decade) but changed to the 22nd century in the English dub. Also a proof of TechnologyMarchesOn, since the anime series was done in 1999-2001... and there are still [=VCRs=] in the future?dub.



** The original Medarot game for GameBoy was released as ''Medarot: Perfect Edition'' for the Bandai's UsefulNotes/WonderSwan in 1999 and ''Medarot: True Type'' (or ''Shingata: Medarot'') for the GameBoyAdvance in 2004 (with whole different characters and redesigns, and whole different graphics and music compared to its original game, using the engine of ''Medarot 2 CORE'').
** Medarot 2, originally released on the GameBoyColor, got this treatment too, released as ''Medarot 2 CORE'' in 2002/2003 for the GBA. This version was one of the only games to make it to western shores, under the names ''Medabots: Metabee Version'' and ''Medabots: Rokusho Version''. It should be noted that the remake is also a RecursiveAdaptation, integrating little bits and pieces from the anime back into the story.

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** The original Medarot ''Medarot'' game for GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy was released as ''Medarot: Perfect Edition'' for the Bandai's UsefulNotes/WonderSwan in 1999 and ''Medarot: True Type'' (or ''Shingata: Medarot'') for the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance in 2004 (with whole different characters and redesigns, and whole different graphics and music compared to its original game, using the engine of ''Medarot 2 CORE'').
** Medarot 2, originally released on the GameBoyColor, UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor, got this treatment too, released as ''Medarot 2 CORE'' in 2002/2003 for the GBA. This version was one of the only games to make it to western shores, under the names ''Medabots: Metabee Version'' and ''Medabots: Rokusho Version''. It should be noted that the remake is also a RecursiveAdaptation, integrating little bits and pieces from the anime back into the story.
23rd Jan '16 9:48:21 PM Tavernier
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* MindScrew: The season finale for the original series.

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* MindScrew: The season finale for the original series.series, which involves two different alien races and a HumongousMecha in the shape of a fetus.
4th Dec '15 7:02:14 PM Tavernier
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* [[MegatonPunch Medaton-Punch]]: One particular Medabot, Belzelga. When a member of the QuirkyMiniBossSquad took control of the prototype, it proceeded to display it's punching ability. As in, it OHKO'd any part of whoever it hit. ([[IncrediblyLamePun again, sorry]])
** Blackram, which is of the same model, supposedly has similar punching abilities. We see two of them in the anime, but sadly, neither of them lasts long enough to showcase their power.

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* [[MegatonPunch Medaton-Punch]]: One particular Medabot, Belzelga. When a member of MegatonPunch: DVL models are incredibly strong and destructive, and in the QuirkyMiniBossSquad took control of the prototype, it proceeded to display it's punching ability. As in, it OHKO'd any part of whoever it hit. ([[IncrediblyLamePun again, sorry]])
** Blackram, which is of the same model, supposedly has similar punching abilities. We see two of them in
games are reserved as EliteMooks. In the anime, Belzelga (DVL-2) is a SuperPrototype capable of wrecking almost any Medabot with just one punch, which makes it a perfect target for the Rubberrobo Gang. Blackram (DVL-1) should be capable of similar feats, but sadly, neither of them lasts long enough the only two to showcase their power.appear in the anime are subjected to TheWorfEffect in Metabee's debut episode.
2nd Dec '15 12:06:14 AM Tavernier
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* CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown: During the TournamentArc, the identity of Uchuu Medarotter/Space Medafighter X is used by several different people to act as the third member of team Japan. This is probably cheating, but whatever (this is technically an inversion).

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* CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown: During the TournamentArc, the identity of Uchuu Medarotter/Space Space Medafighter X is used by several different people to act as the third member of team Japan. This is probably cheating, but whatever (this is technically an inversion).



* CoolMask: Kaitou Retort/Phantom Renegade (and by extension, Uchuu Medarotter X/Space Medafighter X)'s mask. Also counting, in minor degree, Lady Retort's in the videogame.

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* CoolMask: Kaitou Retort/Phantom Renegade (and by extension, Uchuu Medarotter X/Space Space Medafighter X)'s mask. Also counting, in minor degree, Lady Retort's in the videogame.



* DatingCatwoman: A flipped aversion. Ms. Caviar/Ms. Karasumi falls in love with Seaslug/Sakekaasu, at the moment he [[TheMole infiltrates]] the Medarot corporation and eventually, reveals his true intentions. She tries for all the possible motives to get to him (even filling the Space Medafighter x/Uchuu Medarotter X role at the final tournament. At the end, however, her long-lost lover just accepts her [[spoiler:(after the Roborobo Gang parted their own ways, except for him), making her a new member of the gang]].

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* DatingCatwoman: A flipped aversion. Ms. Caviar/Ms. Karasumi falls in love with Seaslug/Sakekaasu, at the moment he [[TheMole infiltrates]] the Medarot corporation and eventually, reveals his true intentions. She tries for all the possible motives to get to him (even filling the Space Medafighter x/Uchuu Medarotter X role at the final tournament. At the end, however, her long-lost lover just accepts her [[spoiler:(after the Roborobo Gang parted their own ways, except for him), making her a new member of the gang]].



* {{Fanboy}}: Rintarou is an illustrative example in the anime. He is mostly an Uchuu Medarotter X fan... to the point that he gets annoying. [[spoiler: He was also the only one to guess at the first time that X was Hikaru Agata, because he was also a [[AscendedFanboy fan of him before being a medarotter]]... however, without implying that he was also ''Hikaru-nii-chan''... [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensues]]]].

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* {{Fanboy}}: Rintarou is an illustrative example in the anime. He is mostly an Uchuu Medarotter Space Medafighter X fan... to the point that he gets annoying. [[spoiler: He was also the only one to guess at the first time that X was Hikaru Agata, because he was also a [[AscendedFanboy fan of him before being a medarotter]]... however, without implying that he was also ''Hikaru-nii-chan''... [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensues]]]].



* IdentityImpersonator: When Uchuu Medarotter X/Space Medafighter X's identity as Kaitou Retort/Phantom Renegade was blown up, not only the select Corps increased their security for the tournament, but he couldn't just get out of the it because the rules established that if one of the contestants of any team was absent it would be an immediate disqualification. This [[spoiler: meant trouble for both Dr. Akihabara and Hikaru]]. The best solution was that [[spoiler:Hikaru]] would be calling anyone of the kids to take his X identity during the matches [[spoiler:(and decided to be at the event as well as a clerk to not rise any suspicious behavior)]]. While X was present at the day of the match of Japan vs USA, those that were with the mask were Karin, the Screws and Ms. Caviar.

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* IdentityImpersonator: When Uchuu Medarotter X/Space Space Medafighter X's identity as Kaitou Retort/Phantom Renegade was blown up, not only the select Corps increased their security for the tournament, but he couldn't just get out of the it because the rules established that if one of the contestants of any team was absent it would be an immediate disqualification. This [[spoiler: meant trouble for both Dr. Akihabara and Hikaru]]. The best solution was that [[spoiler:Hikaru]] would be calling anyone of the kids to take his X identity during the matches [[spoiler:(and decided to be at the event as well as a clerk to not rise any suspicious behavior)]]. While X was present at the day of the match of Japan vs USA, those that were with the mask were Karin, the Screws and Ms. Caviar.



** Hikaru/Henry takes this trope to new heights, not only somehow managing to keep everybody in the dark about how [[spoiler:Space Medafighter X and Phantom Renegade are the same person despite the only real difference being a tuxedo instead of a jumpsuit and a different colored mask]], but also that he's [[spoiler:The legendary Medafighter, Hikaru Agata]]. It makes somewhat more sense in the dub, where Hikaru changed his name to ''Henry'' on purpose, but no such measure was taken in the original.

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** Hikaru/Henry takes The Phantom Renegade, [[LegacyCharacter whichever incarnation of him it is]], should be immediately recognizable by his hairstyle, which is usually unhidden. The first Renegade pulls this trope to new heights, not only somehow managing to keep everybody in the dark about how [[spoiler:Space off slightly better, as Renegade II has a head full of AnimeHair.
** Exaggerated and parodied with Space
Medafighter X and X, whose mask is almost identical to Phantom Renegade are Renegade's, but in a nice golden hue. Not one member of the same person despite cast is able to make this connection until X takes a hit in the only real difference being a tuxedo instead of a jumpsuit face and a different colored mask]], but also his mask splits open... [[MultilayerFacade to reveal the Renegade's mask directly beneath it]]. [[spoiler:All this silliness actually helps distract from the fact that he's [[spoiler:The Henry is in fact legendary Medafighter, Medafighter Hikaru Agata]]. It makes somewhat more sense Agata, especially in the dub, Japanese original, where Hikaru changed his Henry's name to ''Henry'' on purpose, but no such measure was taken in the original.is still Hikaru]].



* PhantomThief: Phantom ''Renegade''.
** His japanese name is, technically, ''Kaitou Retort'': Phantom Thief/Bandit Retort.

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* PhantomThief: Phantom ''Renegade''.
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''Renegade''. His japanese name is, technically, ''Kaitou Retort'': Phantom Thief/Bandit Retort'', "Phantom Thief/Bandit" Retort.



* ScarfOfAsskicking: Uchuu Medarotter X/Space Medafighter X wears one. If that wasn't necessary to show how badass he is. Counting double since his complete outfit is a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/KamenRider''.

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* ScarfOfAsskicking: Uchuu Medarotter X/Space Space Medafighter X wears one. If that wasn't necessary to show how badass he is. Counting double since his complete outfit is a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/KamenRider''.
7th Nov '15 9:14:29 AM Tavernier
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* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: [[MultilayerFacade Hikaru/Henry]] is not only the [[WorldsStrongestMan best Medafighter in Japan]] but he can also [[spoiler: preform the [[FlashStep Shadow Sword]]]] ''himself'', [[spoiler: takes out God-Emperor/Mega-Emperor's Medal ''with his bare hands'' and personally helps fight the BigBad's MechaMooks in the Finale alongside the other Medabots using personalized shuriken.]]

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* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: [[MultilayerFacade Hikaru/Henry]] Space Medafighter X]] is not only the [[WorldsStrongestMan best Medafighter in Japan]] but he can also [[spoiler: preform the [[FlashStep Shadow Sword]]]] ''himself'', [[spoiler: takes out God-Emperor/Mega-Emperor's Medal ''with his bare hands'' and personally helps fight the BigBad's MechaMooks in the Finale alongside the other Medabots using personalized shuriken.]]
7th Nov '15 9:10:15 AM Tavernier
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* AbortedArc: Subverted. The anime seems to have intended to develop a sub-plot around one of it's CanonForeigner characters, a spear carrier named Brandon, but never got it off the ground. In his main appearance, he mentioned to be TheAce and is the older brother of a classmate of Ikki's; he then appears during the last few seconds of the Takoyaki episode unexpectedly. ...And then he shows up completely without warning during the finale.

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* AbortedArc: Subverted. The anime seems to have intended to develop a sub-plot around one of it's CanonForeigner characters, a spear carrier SpearCarrier named Brandon, but never got it off the ground. In his main appearance, he mentioned to be TheAce and is the older brother of a classmate of Ikki's; he then appears during the last few seconds of the Takoyaki episode unexpectedly. ...And then he shows up completely without warning during the finale.
12th Oct '15 2:47:03 PM ZeroWizard
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** TheDarkChick: Gilgirl
** TheEvilGenius: Shrimplips

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** TheDarkChick: DarkChick: Gilgirl
** TheEvilGenius: EvilGenius: Shrimplips
7th Oct '15 12:47:22 PM VenomLancerHae
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* NamesToKnowInAnime:
** Creator/JunkoTakeuchi as Metabee, Creator/MaayaSakamoto as Karin.
** The main animation studios in which both series were done: Creator/BeeTrain & Creator/ProductionIG (who took the mantle in Damashii, alongside Creator/TransArts).
17th Sep '15 11:20:28 PM Tavernier
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* CripplingOverspecialization: PlayedForLaughs in ''Spirits''. Kilobots have no non-violent abilities or programming, so if you need to do something like, say, halt a speeding truck to keep yourself from falling out of the back, your kilobot will be unable to help you -- "stop the truck" isn't an attack.
29th Aug '15 1:52:40 PM Tavernier
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* KleptomaniacHero: Ikki mostly ''averts'' it in the games. Rather than provide inconsequential fluff text for scenery like most other RPGs would, the game has Ikki remind himself to "[[LampshadeHanging stop acting like a thief]]".

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* KleptomaniacHero: Ikki mostly ''averts'' it in the games. Rather than provide inconsequential fluff text for scenery like most other RPGs [=RPG=]s would, the game has Ikki remind himself to "[[LampshadeHanging stop acting like a thief]]".
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