History VideoGame / Medabots

21st Aug '17 1:15:33 PM lalalei2001
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In 22nd century Japan, everybody and their grandmother has a RobotBuddy, manufactured by the Medabot Corporation and creatively called Medabots, robots powered by medals which effectively serve as their brains. Ikki Tenryou is a plucky ten year old whose parents won't buy him a Medabot, and he refuses to save his allowance for one. One fateful day, he finds a medal in the river near his house. He takes what little money he ''does'' have and buys an extremely outdated model called Metabee from the Hop Mart store clerk Hikaru (Henry in the dub), and promptly activates it. It then proceeds to quite beautifully ''not work.'' Up until the point where Ikki calls him a "piece of junk" and quickly realizes why you [[BerserkButton shouldn't call Metabee]] that. The worst part is that Ikki can't even eject Metabee's medal to make him stop. The good news, Ikki finally got his Medabot. The bad news, the Medabot has a serious attitude problem. Wacky robot hijinks ensue, including characters with multiple (and mistaken) identities, long repeated flashbacks, and a of course a TournamentArc. Oh, and they save the world at one point. From... themselves.

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In 22nd century Japan, everybody and their grandmother has a RobotBuddy, manufactured by the Medabot Corporation and creatively called Medabots, robots powered by medals which effectively serve as their brains. Ikki Tenryou is a plucky ten year old whose parents won't buy him a Medabot, and he refuses to save his allowance for one. One fateful day, he finds a medal in the river near his house. He takes what little money he ''does'' have and buys an extremely outdated model called Metabee from the Hop Mart store clerk Hikaru (Henry in the dub), and promptly activates it. It then proceeds to quite beautifully ''not work.'' Up until the point where Ikki calls him a "piece of junk" and quickly realizes why you [[BerserkButton shouldn't call Metabee]] that. The worst part is that Ikki can't even eject Metabee's medal to make him stop. The good news, Ikki finally got his Medabot. The bad news, the Medabot has a serious attitude problem. Wacky robot hijinks ensue, including characters with multiple (and mistaken) identities, long repeated flashbacks, and a of course a TournamentArc. Oh, and they save the world at one point. From... themselves.
TournamentArc.
21st Aug '17 1:14:37 PM lalalei2001
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-> ''"Then it's agreed! I officially declare this match a submission robattle! As such, I, Mr. Referee, will act as referee so no one gets hurt. Medafighters ready? Medabots... Robattle!"''

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-> ''"Then ->''"Then it's agreed! I officially declare this match a submission robattle! As such, I, Mr. Referee, will act as referee so no one gets hurt. Medafighters ready? Medabots... Robattle!"''



[[NoExportForYou Only three games have made it to the west]] during the height of the anime's popularity. One was a relatively plot-less 2-on-2 fighting game for the UsefulNotes/GameboyAdvance called ''Medabots AX''. It featured 30 different Medabots and 12 medals, allowing for a fair bit of customization. Next was ''Medabots RPG'', also for the Gameboy Advance. It was a remake of ''Medarot 2'' on UsefulNotes/GameboyColor, of which the anime was also based on. It was far more plot-based, having Ikki go on a series of adventures and battle the evil Rubberobo gang. It had a fairly unique style of TurnBasedCombat, and let you fight with a team of 3, with 120 Medabots and 30 medals to collect. The last game was ''Medabots Infinity'' for the UsefulNotes/GameCube, a poorly received AdventureGame that was criticized for its plot, confusing maze-like level design, and instant death traps that could kick you out of ten-minute levels.

The main series had a resting pause of 6 years before having a new entry in the franchise, known as ''Medarot DS'', released in 2010 for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS. In 2012, ''Medabots 7'' was released for the Nintendo3DS, followed by ''Medarot Dual'' in 2013, ''Medarot 8'' in 2014, ''Medarot 9'' in 2015, and ''Medarot: Girls Mission'', the first game in the series with an all-girl cast, in 2016.

The anime series, which ran for 52 episodes in Japan from 1999 to 2000, is supposed to be about robots who fight each other, but most of the show is just wacky hijinks. It's the heartwarming tale of robot dog fights, ridiculous plot devices and poorly edited on-screen text. It was adapted into English by Creator/{{Nelvana}} in Canada and shown in the United States on Creator/FoxKids from 2001 to 2002. Nelvana's version stands out from other 90s dubs for its surprisingly dark undertones, relatively solid plot, and the fact that it wasn't afraid to [[AffectionateParody poke fun at itself]]. Hey, at least it's not a [[YuGiOh card game]] that decides the fate of the world.

In 22nd century Japan,[[note]]in reality, [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 202X]][[/note]] everybody and their grandmother (literally) has a RobotBuddy, manufactured by the Medabot Corporation and creatively called Medabots (robots powered by medals which effectively serve as their brains).

Ikki Tenryou is a plucky ten year old whose parents won't buy him a Medabot, and he refuses to save his allowance for one. One fateful day, he finds a medal in the river near his house. He takes what little money he ''does'' have and buys an extremely outdated model called Metabee from the Hop Mart store clerk Hikaru (Henry in the dub), and promptly activates it. It then proceeds to quite beautifully ''not work.'' Up until the point where Ikki calls him a "piece of junk" and quickly realizes why you [[BerserkButton shouldn't call Metabee]] that. The worst part is that Ikki can't even eject Metabee's medal to make him stop. The good news, Ikki finally got his Medabot. The bad news, the Medabot has a serious attitude problem.

Wacky robot hijinks ensue, including characters with multiple (and mistaken) identities, long repeated flashbacks, and a of course a TournamentArc. Oh, and they save the world at one point. From... themselves.

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[[NoExportForYou Only three games have made it to the west]] during the height of the anime's popularity. One was a relatively plot-less 2-on-2 fighting game for the UsefulNotes/GameboyAdvance called ''Medabots AX''. It featured 30 different Medabots and 12 medals, allowing for a fair bit of customization. Next was ''Medabots RPG'', also for the Gameboy Advance. It was a remake of ''Medarot 2'' on UsefulNotes/GameboyColor, of which the anime was also based on. It was far more plot-based, having Ikki go on a series of adventures and battle the evil Rubberobo gang. It had a fairly unique style of TurnBasedCombat, and let you fight with a team of 3, with 120 Medabots and 30 medals to collect. The last game was ''Medabots Infinity'' for the UsefulNotes/GameCube, a poorly received AdventureGame that was criticized for its plot, confusing maze-like level design, and instant death traps that could kick you out of ten-minute levels.

The main series had a resting pause of 6 years before having a new entry in the franchise, known as ''Medarot DS'', released in 2010 for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS. In 2012, ''Medabots 7'' was released for the Nintendo3DS, followed by ''Medarot Dual'' in 2013, ''Medarot 8'' in 2014, ''Medarot 9'' in 2015, and ''Medarot: Girls Mission'', the first game in the series with an all-girl cast, in 2016.

The anime series, which ran for 52 episodes in Japan from 1999 to 2000, is supposed to be about robots who fight each other, but most of the show is just wacky hijinks. It's the heartwarming tale of robot dog fights, ridiculous plot devices and poorly edited on-screen text. It was adapted into English by Creator/{{Nelvana}} in Canada and shown in the United States on Creator/FoxKids from 2001 to 2002. Nelvana's version stands out from other 90s dubs for its surprisingly dark undertones, relatively solid plot, and the fact that it wasn't afraid to [[AffectionateParody poke fun at itself]]. Hey, at least it's not a [[YuGiOh card game]] that decides the fate of the world.\n\n

In 22nd century Japan,[[note]]in reality, [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 202X]][[/note]] Japan, everybody and their grandmother (literally) has a RobotBuddy, manufactured by the Medabot Corporation and creatively called Medabots (robots Medabots, robots powered by medals which effectively serve as their brains).

brains. Ikki Tenryou is a plucky ten year old whose parents won't buy him a Medabot, and he refuses to save his allowance for one. One fateful day, he finds a medal in the river near his house. He takes what little money he ''does'' have and buys an extremely outdated model called Metabee from the Hop Mart store clerk Hikaru (Henry in the dub), and promptly activates it. It then proceeds to quite beautifully ''not work.'' Up until the point where Ikki calls him a "piece of junk" and quickly realizes why you [[BerserkButton shouldn't call Metabee]] that. The worst part is that Ikki can't even eject Metabee's medal to make him stop. The good news, Ikki finally got his Medabot. The bad news, the Medabot has a serious attitude problem.

problem. Wacky robot hijinks ensue, including characters with multiple (and mistaken) identities, long repeated flashbacks, and a of course a TournamentArc. Oh, and they save the world at one point. From... themselves.
21st Aug '17 1:02:50 PM MarcoPolo250
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''Medabot Spirits'' (''Medarot Damashii''), a sequel series that was also dubbed for the States (for [[Creator/{{Freeform}} ABC Family]]), followed up on the original anime's story, but a majority of the characters from the original were [[BrotherChuck dropped without any explanation]], while Ikki and Metabee were given a NextTierPowerUp.

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''Medabot Spirits'' (''Medarot Damashii''), a sequel series that was also dubbed for the States (for [[Creator/{{Freeform}} ABC Family]]), States, followed up on the original anime's story, but a majority of the characters from the original were [[BrotherChuck dropped without any explanation]], while Ikki and Metabee were given a NextTierPowerUp.
NextTierPowerUp. Since Fox Family Worldwide was sold to Disney, this series was broadcast on [[Creator/{{Freeform}} ABC Family]].
21st Aug '17 12:59:40 PM MarcoPolo250
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The anime series, which ran for 52 episodes in Japan from 1999 to 2000, then dubbed by Creator/{{Nelvana}} and aired on Creator/FoxKids from 2001 to 2002 (when FK went kaput and was replaced by the Fox Box), is supposed to be about robots who fight each other, but most of the show is just wacky hijinks. It's the heartwarming tale of robot dog fights, ridiculous plot devices and poorly edited on-screen text. It stands out from other 90s dubs for its surprisingly dark undertones, relatively solid plot, and the fact that it wasn't afraid to [[AffectionateParody poke fun at itself]]. Hey, at least it's not a [[YuGiOh card game]] that decides the fate of the world.

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The anime series, which ran for 52 episodes in Japan from 1999 to 2000, then dubbed by Creator/{{Nelvana}} and aired on Creator/FoxKids from 2001 to 2002 (when FK went kaput and was replaced by the Fox Box), is supposed to be about robots who fight each other, but most of the show is just wacky hijinks. It's the heartwarming tale of robot dog fights, ridiculous plot devices and poorly edited on-screen text. It was adapted into English by Creator/{{Nelvana}} in Canada and shown in the United States on Creator/FoxKids from 2001 to 2002. Nelvana's version stands out from other 90s dubs for its surprisingly dark undertones, relatively solid plot, and the fact that it wasn't afraid to [[AffectionateParody poke fun at itself]]. Hey, at least it's not a [[YuGiOh card game]] that decides the fate of the world.



''Medabot Spirits'' (''Medarot Damashii''), a sequel series that was also dubbed for the States (for [[Creator/{{Freeform}} ABC Family]], successor to FK state-side), followed up on the original anime's story, but a majority of the characters from the original were [[BrotherChuck dropped without any explanation]], while Ikki and Metabee were given a NextTierPowerUp.

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''Medabot Spirits'' (''Medarot Damashii''), a sequel series that was also dubbed for the States (for [[Creator/{{Freeform}} ABC Family]], successor to FK state-side), Family]]), followed up on the original anime's story, but a majority of the characters from the original were [[BrotherChuck dropped without any explanation]], while Ikki and Metabee were given a NextTierPowerUp.
22nd Jul '17 8:13:02 AM fruitstripegum
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* ThemeNaming: Each one of the members of the Roborobo Gang is named after some kind of seafood. Dub-wise, the Screws all have names beginning with "S", and the Rubber-Robos have had their names changed to simple sea creatures.
* ThemeTuneCameo:
** Mostly noticeable in the original version of the original series, the AnimeThemeSong itself and the ending appeared as tunes in the anime series. The first one pretty much when Metabee is going to have his heroic moments; the other one is listened through the episode where the school building is completely buried in snow, in a radio. Also several of the [[ImageSong Image Songs]] have appeared in some moments of the series, mostly the ones of the Screws and an Ikki and Metabee duet.
** The English dub also counts with the opening theme used as part of the battles' soundtrack.



* TooDumbToLive:
** The Roborobo Gang once mistook a medabot for having a rare medal simply because it won a battle without moving. They apparently didn't see the fact that Ikki had made Metabee a series of paper "aeroparts" (medaparts that allow the user to fly) and Metabee couldn't control them. [[spoiler: During the final battle in ''Spirits'', Ikki lures Kam and Gryphon to the power plant of the Kilobot company building by placing Metabee, Arc-Dash, and Roks onto the rim of it, believing that Kam will give up the fight and not risk blowing up the building. ''Oh'' how wrong he was...]]
** In episode 26, after the Phantom Renegade introduces himself to the Rubber-Robo Gang, Gilgirl commented that they already know who he is and said that they're not dumb enough to fall for his tricks. Then the Phantom said that the Rubber-Robo gang are geniuses. Then, the Phantom quickly says, "Look, it's the Phantom Renegade!" and the Rubber-Robo gang turn around and said "Where?". Then, the Phantom Renegade threw a smoke-bomb and fled off with Rokusho.
* ThemeNaming: Each one of the members of the Roborobo Gang is named after some kind of seafood. Dub-wise, the Screws all have names beginning with "S", and the Rubber-Robos have had their names changed to simple sea creatures.
* ThemeTuneCameo:
** Mostly noticeable in the original version of the original series, the AnimeThemeSong itself and the ending appeared as tunes in the anime series. The first one pretty much when Metabee is going to have his heroic moments; the other one is listened through the episode where the school building is completely buried in snow, in a radio. Also several of the [[ImageSong Image Songs]] have appeared in some moments of the series, mostly the ones of the Screws and an Ikki and Metabee duet.
** The English dub also counts with the opening theme used as part of the battles' soundtrack.


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* TooDumbToLive:
** The Roborobo Gang once mistook a medabot for having a rare medal simply because it won a battle without moving. They apparently didn't see the fact that Ikki had made Metabee a series of paper "aeroparts" (medaparts that allow the user to fly) and Metabee couldn't control them. [[spoiler: During the final battle in ''Spirits'', Ikki lures Kam and Gryphon to the power plant of the Kilobot company building by placing Metabee, Arc-Dash, and Roks onto the rim of it, believing that Kam will give up the fight and not risk blowing up the building. ''Oh'' how wrong he was...]]
** In episode 26, after the Phantom Renegade introduces himself to the Rubber-Robo Gang, Gilgirl commented that they already know who he is and said that they're not dumb enough to fall for his tricks. Then the Phantom said that the Rubber-Robo gang are geniuses. Then, the Phantom quickly says, "Look, it's the Phantom Renegade!" and the Rubber-Robo gang turn around and said "Where?". Then, the Phantom Renegade threw a smoke-bomb and fled off with Rokusho.
22nd Jul '17 8:12:07 AM fruitstripegum
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: This is a world where children are allowed to operate robots with built-in sub-machineguns with no problem.
* SoLastSeason:
** ''Anime'': The Medaforce, supposedly the strongest expression of Medabot power, is shown to be completely useless against Kilobots in the first episode of Spirits [[spoiler: until later on.]]
** ''Videogames'': Ikki's KBT Medabots, in contrast to the anime where he holds dear Metabee's medal ''and'' body, in the games he mostly cares about the medal, so it's pretty much guaranteed that he will upgrade Metabee to a newer KBT model between games:
*** KBT-0 Metal Beetle -- ''Medarot'' (Which was actually ''Hikaru's'' "Metabee")
*** KBT-1 Metabee -- ''Medarot 2''
*** KBT-50 Saikichis -- ''Medarot 4''
*** KBT-4 Arc-Beetle -- ''Medarot DS''


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: This is a world where children are allowed to operate robots with built-in sub-machineguns with no problem.
* SoLastSeason:
** ''Anime'': The Medaforce, supposedly the strongest expression of Medabot power, is shown to be completely useless against Kilobots in the first episode of Spirits [[spoiler: until later on.]]
** ''Videogames'': Ikki's KBT Medabots, in contrast to the anime where he holds dear Metabee's medal ''and'' body, in the games he mostly cares about the medal, so it's pretty much guaranteed that he will upgrade Metabee to a newer KBT model between games:
*** KBT-0 Metal Beetle -- ''Medarot'' (Which was actually ''Hikaru's'' "Metabee")
*** KBT-1 Metabee -- ''Medarot 2''
*** KBT-50 Saikichis -- ''Medarot 4''
*** KBT-4 Arc-Beetle -- ''Medarot DS''
22nd Jul '17 8:11:18 AM fruitstripegum
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Due to a series of accidents with a BatmanGambit thrown in: Karin finds Rokusho's old friend. Rokusho asks to help the parrot just before seeing it's Baton, who was one of Dr Hushi's creations. Karin and Rokusho go to Dr. Aki, who was one of Hushi's assistances, and see if they can fix Baton with Aki's technology. Upon partically fixing Baton, Baton's memory kicks in and Rokusho hears that it was Aki who burned Hushi's home to the ground. Aki runs in with an axe on accident to alert Karin that Rubber-Robo Members were stalking around the house. Cue rampage with paranoia.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Due to a series of accidents with a BatmanGambit thrown in: Karin finds Rokusho's old friend. Rokusho asks to help the parrot just before seeing it's Baton, who was one of Dr Hushi's creations. Karin and Rokusho go to Dr. Aki, who was one of Hushi's assistances, and see if they can fix Baton with Aki's technology. Upon partically fixing Baton, Baton's memory kicks in and Rokusho hears that it was Aki who burned Hushi's home to the ground. Aki runs in with an axe on accident to alert Karin that Rubber-Robo Members were stalking around the house. Cue rampage with paranoia.]]
22nd Jul '17 8:09:28 AM fruitstripegum
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* FrickinLaserBeams: Pretty much all over the place.



* FrickinLaserBeams: Pretty much all over the place.
20th Jul '17 10:45:55 AM fruitstripegum
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* Lady Retort = Phantom Lady (Only in the games)

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* ** Lady Retort = Phantom Lady (Only in the games)
20th Jul '17 10:44:59 AM fruitstripegum
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* CatGirl: The CAT series models: Peppercat, her (videogame in-universe) predecesor, Magentacat, Noctocat and Noir Katze.


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* CatGirl: The CAT series models: Peppercat, her (videogame in-universe) predecesor, Magentacat, Noctocat and Noir Katze.
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