History VideoGame / Medabots

28th Dec '16 6:16:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** Mr. Referee pops out from a random place and does his standard pre-battle speech, as seen at the top. This includes; coming out of the ocean, flying down from a helicopter/airplane, crawling up a '''[[BadAss burning rooftop]]''', and already appearing to begin with.

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** Mr. Referee pops out from a random place and does his standard pre-battle speech, as seen at the top. This includes; coming out of the ocean, flying down from a helicopter/airplane, crawling up a '''[[BadAss burning rooftop]]''', '''burning rooftop''', and already appearing to begin with.
20th Nov '16 3:49:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: The medabots Nin-Ninja and Icknite from the episode, "Welcome to Ninja World".
19th Oct '16 10:09:38 PM LadyCherry
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* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: [[MultilayerFacade 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.]]



* CombatPragmatist: Victor is not above using his teammates' Medabots as sacrifices to either take out an enemy Medabot or protect Warbandit.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Poor Rokusho. Long ago, Rokusho once had a happy life with his creator, Professor Hushi and Baton, the Robot Parrot. Unfortunately, one day, his home was suddenly caught on fire.[[spoiler: Which was revealed to have been caused by Dr. Meta-Evil.]] Because of this, Rokusho was left without a home, and was forced to wander the Earth. He got better, though.



* DramaticUnmask: Space Medafighter X loses his mask during the final arc of the first season. [[spoiler:He has Phantom Renegade's mask directly underneath it]].



* HeroOfAnotherStory: There are several hints through the series that suggest that Henry/Hikaru was this [[spoiler: before the "Ten Days of Darkness" happened]]. Which makes sense as he was the main protagonist of the first game.



* IllGirl: In one of the games' manuals, Karin is stated to have a heart condition where she would die or at least go into critical condition if her heart rate gets too high, which is one of the reasons why Kouji acts like a JerkAss with Ikki in ''Medarot 2''.



* KillerRabbit: There's an episode featuring a group of pre-schoolers, the Ankle Biters, and their medabot named [[FluffyTheTerrible Churlybear]]. As one would expect, said machine looks like a big, cute teddybear - until provoked into battle... Its eyes then narrow and [[GlowingEyesOfDoom start glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red,]] and the unfortunate opponent finds out Churlybear is armed with an [[{{BFG}} extremely powerful]] [[FrickinLaserBeams beam cannon]], and a [[GravityMaster gravity beam]] which essentially reduces the enemy to a puppet in the Medabot's hands. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Said gravity beam should be handled with care though...]]

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* KillerRabbit: There's an episode featuring a group of pre-schoolers, the Ankle Biters, Biters (the Crushers in the original Japanese), and their medabot named [[FluffyTheTerrible Churlybear]]. As one would expect, said machine looks like a big, cute teddybear - until provoked into battle... Its eyes then narrow and [[GlowingEyesOfDoom start glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red,]] and the unfortunate opponent finds out Churlybear is armed with an [[{{BFG}} extremely powerful]] [[FrickinLaserBeams beam cannon]], and a [[GravityMaster gravity beam]] which essentially reduces the enemy to a puppet in the Medabot's hands. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Said gravity beam should be handled with care though...]]



* TheOjou: Karin, who is also just the sweetest little girl you've never met.



%%* ShockAndAwe: Peppercat.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Pulled more specifically on ''Spirits'', Nae serves as Karin, Dr. Aki, ''and'' Henry's replacement. She's Dr. Aki's granddaughter (as opposed to his niece), becomes Ikki's older [[ObliviousToLove Oblivious]] LoveInterest, provides Metabee with [[NextTierPowerUp upgrades]] and plays CoolBigSis.
** An aversion in the videogames, since Nae Akihabara is introduced to the player as an intern working in the Medarot Corporation in the first game, she then becomes regular in the next games.



** TheChick: Karen and Neutra-Nurse.

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** TheChick: Karen Karin and Neutra-Nurse.
16th Oct '16 1:12:46 PM LadyCherry
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* AceCustom: In the anime, Arc-Beetle is one of the strongest Medabots in the world and has never lost a single Robattle. It should be noted the Arc-Beetle is powered by a rare medal and his Medafighter is [[TheAce Space-Medafighter X/Phantom Renegade]] [[spoiler: aka Henry/Hikaru Agata]].
15th Oct '16 7:04:39 AM kirara19
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** In the games, Retort play as a ''help'' for the main character (Ikki or Azuma [[spoiler: when the former assumes the Kaitou Retort identity]]) because he also wants to stop the Roborobo [[spoiler: (or their later incarnations)]]. Lady Retort/Phantom Lady also falls for being a sidekick of sorts to Retort (though she does not appear in ''Medarot DS'' nor ''Medarot 7'').

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** In the games, Retort play Retort's role plays as a ''help'' for the main character (Ikki or Azuma [[spoiler: when the former assumes the Kaitou Retort identity]]) because he also wants to stop the Roborobo [[spoiler: (or their later incarnations)]]. Lady Retort/Phantom Lady also falls for being a sidekick of sorts to Retort (though she does not appear in ''Medarot DS'' nor ''Medarot 7'').



* {{Mon}}:
** Mostly Type I with a few shades of Type II. ''Medabots'' is a clear example of FollowTheLeader, since ''Medarot (1)'' (Game Boy) was released a year after ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red & Green]]''. Unlike most Mons games, however, the franchise instead focuses on collecting ''parts'' that you can swap in to create a MixAndMatchMan out of your original bot; the games also offer romantic sub-plots for the main character, something you don't see in ''Pokémon'' (until Gen V & VI games, where it is at least ''implied'').
** The anime is also a clear follower, with Ikki usually avoiding the whole mix-and-match mechanic unless a specific strategy calls for it or when he doesn't have Metabee's parts at hand.

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* {{Mon}}:
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{{Mon}}: Mostly Type I with a few shades of Type II. ''Medabots'' is a clear example of FollowTheLeader, since ''Medarot (1)'' (Game Boy) was released a year after ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red & Green]]''. Unlike most Mons Mon games, however, the franchise instead focuses on collecting ''parts'' that you can swap in to create a MixAndMatchMan out of your original bot; the games also offer romantic sub-plots for the main character, something you don't see in ''Pokémon'' (until Gen V & VI games, where it is at least ''implied'').
** The anime is also a clear follower, with Ikki usually avoiding the whole mix-and-match mechanic unless a specific strategy calls for it or when he doesn't have Metabee's parts at hand.



** In the first manga adaptation, Hikaru and his Metabee act more as friends or siblings, instead of an owner and its ''pet''.

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** In the first manga adaptation, Hikaru and his Metabee act more as friends or siblings, instead of an owner and its their ''pet''.
15th Oct '16 6:44:38 AM kirara19
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* {{Angrish}}: Metabee, in the English dub at least, generally accompanied by the "Ki!Ki!Ki!" noise he makes when excited or under stress.



** In the games, Retort also is also played as a ''help'' for the main character (Ikki or Azuma [[spoiler: when the former assumes the Kaitou Retort identity]]) because he also wants to stop the Roborobo [[spoiler: (or their later incarnations)]]. Lady Retort/Phantom Lady also falls for being a sidekick of sorts to Retort (though she does not appear in ''Medarot DS'' nor ''Medarot 7'').

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** In the games, Retort also is also played play as a ''help'' for the main character (Ikki or Azuma [[spoiler: when the former assumes the Kaitou Retort identity]]) because he also wants to stop the Roborobo [[spoiler: (or their later incarnations)]]. Lady Retort/Phantom Lady also falls for being a sidekick of sorts to Retort (though she does not appear in ''Medarot DS'' nor ''Medarot 7'').



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The one time Mr. Referee is attacked, he strikes back with a Medabot IN ORBIT.



* {{Badass}}: Several.
** BadassGrandpa: The principal's medabot Samurai, Dr. Aki, Dr. Meta-Evil and Mr. Referee.
** BadassNormal: Ikki, [[spoiler:Hikaru/Henry as]] Phantom Renegade/Space Medafighter X, Koji, Victor.
* BadBoss: Dr. Meta-Evil. If you fail him, you'll get turned into a [[TransformationTrauma Teddy Bear]].
* BatmanGambit: See RoaringRampageOfRevenge down below.

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* {{Badass}}: Several.
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BadassGrandpa: The principal's medabot Samurai, Dr. Aki, Dr. Meta-Evil and Mr. Referee.
** * BadassNormal: Ikki, [[spoiler:Hikaru/Henry as]] Phantom Renegade/Space Medafighter X, Koji, Victor.
* BadBoss: Dr. Meta-Evil. If you fail him, you'll get turned into a [[TransformationTrauma Teddy Bear]].
* BatmanGambit: See RoaringRampageOfRevenge down below.
Victor.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Mister Referee.



* FlashbackNightmare

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* %%* FlashbackNightmare



** Chidori, Ikki's mom. To illustrate: her lazy son won't get out of bed. Solution? Get in bed with him (and make the sweetest face in history). Amazingly, it worked.
* GirlOfTheWeek

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** Chidori, Ikki's mom. To illustrate: illustrate -- her lazy son won't get out of bed. Solution? Get in bed with him (and make the sweetest face in history). Amazingly, it worked.
* %%* GirlOfTheWeek



* HairTriggerTemper: Metabee. Played for both laughs and drama.
** Ikki and Arika as well. Usually with each other.

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* HairTriggerTemper: HairTriggerTemper:
**
Metabee. Played for both laughs and drama.
** Ikki and Arika as well. Usually Arika, usually with each other.



* IdiotHair: Hikaru/Henry has one, perhaps it's his best physical characteristic. Also, Seaslug/Sakekaasu has one as well.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: Hikaru/Henry and Ikki. Given that they're 18 and 10 years old respectively.



* {{Keet}}: Rintarou is a one-man ''stampede'' who comes complete with NonStandardCharacterDesign and AnimeHair.



* ManipulativeBastard: Dr. Meta-evil gets this award for [[spoiler: tricking Rokusho into attempted murder of Dr. Aki.]] Once more, see RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Dr. Meta-evil gets this award for [[spoiler: tricking Rokusho into attempted murder of Dr. Aki.]] Once more, see RoaringRampageOfRevenge.]]



* {{Meganekko}}: Dr. Aki's assistant, Ms. Caviar.



* MistakenForProfound: Some of the smartest things are said by people meaning compeltely different things.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Sakekaasu/Seaslug is this when he infiltrates the Medarot Corporation.]]
* {{Mon}}: Mostly Type I with a few shades of Type II. ''Medabots'' is a clear example of FollowTheLeader, since ''Medarot (1)'' (Game Boy) was released a year after ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red & Green]]''. Unlike most Mons games, however, the franchise instead focuses on collecting ''parts'' that you can swap in to create a MixAndMatchMan out of your original bot; the games also offer romantic sub-plots for the main character, something you don't see in ''Pokémon'' (until Gen V & VI games, where it is at least ''implied'').

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* MistakenForProfound: Some of the smartest things are said by people meaning compeltely different things.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Sakekaasu/Seaslug is this when he infiltrates the Medarot Corporation.]]
* {{Mon}}:
{{Mon}}:
**
Mostly Type I with a few shades of Type II. ''Medabots'' is a clear example of FollowTheLeader, since ''Medarot (1)'' (Game Boy) was released a year after ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red & Green]]''. Unlike most Mons games, however, the franchise instead focuses on collecting ''parts'' that you can swap in to create a MixAndMatchMan out of your original bot; the games also offer romantic sub-plots for the main character, something you don't see in ''Pokémon'' (until Gen V & VI games, where it is at least ''implied'').



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Henry uses this even while playing the BigBrotherMentor role.



* OneOfTheBoys: Kikuhime/Samantha, who is a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak (she takes classes of ballet, for example).



* OneLiner: Dub-Metabee, all the time.



* ScarfOfAsskicking: 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''.



* SchoolNewspaperNewshound: Arika, who is the only member of the school Newspaper club.



* ShockAndAwe: Peppercat.

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* %%* ShockAndAwe: Peppercat.



* SpoiledSweet: Karin.



* StoicSpectacles: Victor.



* TheStrategist:
** Most competent medafighters need to be this by necessity. For a {{Mons}} show for kids, it's impressively tactical.
** Ikki is an excellent example in the show (when the writing remembers to let him be). He often takes advantage of the terrain.

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* TheStrategist:
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TheStrategist: Most competent medafighters need to be this by necessity. For a {{Mons}} show for kids, it's impressively tactical.
** Ikki is an excellent example in the show (when the writing remembers to let him be). He often takes advantage of the terrain.
tactical.



* TomboyishName: In the English dub, Samantha.
* TournamentArc

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* TomboyishName: In the English dub, Samantha.
*
%%* TournamentArc



* {{Tsundere}}: Arika is a particularly {{Tomboy}}ish Type-B. Kikuhime/Samantha is a Type-A who is a little heavy on ''tsun'' and very rarely shows her ''dere'' side...



* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Ikki, Kouji, and Kagiyama during their match against [[spoiler:Team Sweden, who are presented as a trio of beautiful Idol Singers, but who are actually Roborobos... ''MALE'' Roborobos.]]
** [[spoiler:'''[[{{Gonk}} UGLY]]''' male Roborobos.]]
* VerbalTic: This is applied in both versions of the anime, but it's more noticeable in the Japanese one with the Rubber-Robo Gang, since they usually end their sentences with the word robo.
** Speaking of, when Surumi fights as herself she has a noticeable accent verbal tic at the end of her sentences. This is, however, not used when she is in her Roborobo identity.

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* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Ikki, Kouji, and Kagiyama during their match against [[spoiler:Team Sweden, who are presented as a trio of beautiful Idol Singers, but who are actually Roborobos... ''MALE'' Roborobos. '''[[{{Gonk}} UGLY]]''' male Roborobos.]]
** [[spoiler:'''[[{{Gonk}} UGLY]]''' male Roborobos.]]
* VerbalTic: This is applied in both versions of the anime, but it's more noticeable in the Japanese one with the Rubber-Robo Gang, since they usually end their sentences with the word robo.
** Speaking of, when Surumi fights as herself she has a noticeable accent verbal tic at the end of her sentences. This is, however, not used when she is in her Roborobo identity.
"robo".



* VitriolicBestBuds: Metabee and Ikki again, who fight like brothers.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: VitriolicBestBuds:
** This is the basis of the friendship between Ikki and
Metabee and Ikki again, who in the anime, since they often fight like brothers.as if they were siblings.
** In the first manga adaptation, Hikaru and his Metabee act more as friends or siblings, instead of an owner and its ''pet''.



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Bugs]]: Kouji. In a party he even freaks out and destroy everything in sight.
14th Oct '16 8:06:15 PM LadyCherry
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* AndThenWhat: When the Rubberrobo Gang tricked Metabee into thinking Ikki abandoned him, they temped him with a chance to revenge. It wasn't enough as Metabee asked what he'd do after that.

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* AndThenWhat: When the Rubberrobo Gang tricked Metabee into thinking Ikki abandoned him, they temped tempted him with a chance to revenge. It wasn't enough as Metabee asked what he'd do after that.



* AngryBlackMan: Metabee is played as one [[{{Woolseyism}} in the dub]] by Joseph Motiki.



* 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 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]].



* DraggedIntoDrag: In the GBA game, Ikki is forced to wear female clothing at least three times, much to his chagrin.



* ExpressiveMask: Phantom Renegade and, to an unexplained lesser extent, Space Medafighter X.



* FinishingMove: Metabee's Reaction Missiles, replaced halfway through the series by the Medaforce when they become SoLastSeason.



* INeedToGoIronMyDog: When Ikki, Erika and Metabee pretended to be students of Rosewood Academy (a private school for rich kids) to sneak in there and the doorman asked why they weren't wearing their uniforms, they told the doorman that they spilled caviar on it and their butler would bring them later. The Screws tried the same excuse but their leader ruined it by stating they spilled caviar on their butler.

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* INeedToGoIronMyDog: (English dub only) When Ikki, Erika and Metabee pretended to be students of Rosewood Academy (a private school for rich kids) to sneak in there and the doorman asked why they weren't wearing their uniforms, they told the doorman that they spilled caviar on it and their butler would bring them later. The Screws tried the same excuse but their leader ruined it by stating they spilled caviar on their butler.



* IntrepidReporter: Arika is one of the reporters of her school's newspaper, and is always in search of a scoop. She's almost always carrying around some kind of camera.



* LargeHam: Phantom Renegade and Space-Medafighter X.



* MadScientist: Dr. Meta-evil of the Rubberrobo Gang.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Henry/Hikaru does this when he's either The Phantom Renegade of Space Medafighter X. To elaborate, As The Phantom Renegade, Henry uses a rough and gruff sounding voice, while as Space Medafighter X, he uses a more heroic voice.



** Rintarou, but that is more in the side of being a CanonForeigner of ''Medarot R'' for both the anime and the main serial manga adaptation.

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** Rintarou, but that is more in the side of being a CanonForeigner CanonImmigrant of ''Medarot R'' for both the anime and the main serial manga adaptation.



* ObliviousToLove: Karin is oblivious to Ikki's and Kouji's feelings for her.



* ShelteredAristocrat: Kouji attempts to be like this and mostly succeeds, though he does sometimes slip into UpperClassTwit territory.
14th Oct '16 7:26:33 PM LadyCherry
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* BerserkButton:
** Do NOT call Metabee defective nor a piece of crap.
** Do not make fun of Space Medafighter X's techniques and abilities.



* CloudCuckoolander: Karin Jyunmai, who can be apparently completely disconnected from all the shenanigans around her and yet have moments where she's ''vastly'' more competent than the sum of her fellows. Also, if you ever need to pull off a heist, she's your girl.



** ItRunsInTheFamily because in the first season finale, Karun's uncle, Dr. Aki knew that Dr. Meta-Evil would use a giant Medabot to conquer the world. So, he secretly constructed a giant Metabee.

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** ItRunsInTheFamily because in the first season finale, Karun's Karin's uncle, Dr. Aki knew that Dr. Meta-Evil would use a giant Medabot to conquer the world. So, he secretly constructed a giant Metabee.



* CutHimselfShaving: Henry used that excuse to justify an injury he got as the Phantom Renegade. It worked despite the injury being on his ''forehead''. (One character suggested he start waxing his eyebrows rather than trying to shave them.)



** The Screws, Kikuhime, Iwanoi, and Kagiyama, became Samantha, Spyke, and Sloan.

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** The Screws, Kikuhime, Iwanoi, and Kagiyama, became Samantha, Spyke, and Sloan.Sloan respectively



* DumbMuscle: Squid-Guts of the Rubber-Robo Gang.



* IWasQuiteTheLooker: In a flashback from episode 26, you can see a young Dr. Aki observing the Rare Medals with his teacher, Professor Hushi.



* KidHero: Ikki is ten years old. Metabee comes equipped with [[MyLittlePanzer a revolver, sub-machinegun, and seeker missiles]].



* MistakenForServant: When Ikki first saw Karin cleaning at the school and mentioning about going to clean a toilet, he assumed she was poor and needed to do menial work to pay for tuition. [[spoiler: Ikki's initial assumption (that Karin was performing those chores as punishment) sounds more logical than either the second one (Karin being poor) or the truth (that she actually enjoys doing the chores)]].



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



* PunnyName: Phantom Renegade's original name, Kaitou Retort. Kaitou (怪盗) is the Japanese word for a mysterious PhantomThief (yes, the Japanese have a word for that). On the other hand, [[AlternateCharacterReading Kaitou]] (回答) is also a Japanese word meaning reply, answer, or ''retort''.



* SelfMadeMan: Dr. Aki sold patents of some medabot models to other companies to have the money to start Medabot Corporation.
* SimpleYetAwesome: Metabee is an old, malfunctioning, outdated model armed with very simplistic weaponry (machine guns and rockets) going up against machines that can do all sorts of things from [[GravityMaster manipulating gravity]] to [[WaveMotionGun firing giant lasers]], but can still kick ass like nobody's business. Admittedly, part of it is probably due to having a unique medallion.



* WrenchWench - Nae, from ''Spirits''.



* YouAreInCommandNow: Dr. Meta-Evil put Shrimplips in charge of the Rubber-Robo Gang after Seaslug had too many failures.
14th Oct '16 6:26:20 AM MarcoPolo250
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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 the series with an all-girl cast, in 2016.

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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.
10th Oct '16 3:08:22 PM MarcoPolo250
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''Medabots'', also known as ''Medarot'', was originally a Japanese video game series that was later released as an anime. The first videogame of the series was released in 1997 for the GameBoy, and it also led to several spinoffs coming in the next 7 years. The main series had a resting pause of 5 years before having a new entry in the franchise, known as ''Medarot DS'', released in 2009 for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS. In 2012, ''Medabots 7: [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo Kabuto ver.]]/[[JapaneseBeetleBrothers Kuwagata ver.]]'' was released for the Nintendo3DS, and Medarot 8 was released in 2014, again on 3DS and with two versions.

The series's main gimmick is that its medabots are fully customizable. Every medabot consists of four parts: head, right arm, left arm and legs that can be interchanged between battles (and in the anime, even during them). Every time you win a robattle, you take one of the opponent's medaparts, adding to your collection and battle options. Furthermore, every medabot is powered by a medal, which serves as its brain, and allows it to use powerful moves called [[LimitBreak medaforce]]. [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo Most games are released in two versions]], similar to ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'', with certain parts and medals exclusive to one version, encouraging players to trade and battle each other.

[[NoExportForYou Only three games have made it to the west]], during the height of the anime's popularity. One was a relatively plotless 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[[note]]This one was actually a remake of the second game for the Gameboy, which the anime was also based on[[/note]]. 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 with little plot, confusing maze-like level design, and instant death traps that could kick you out of ten minute levels.

The anime series 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 dub anime 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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''Medabots'', also known as ''Medarot'', was originally is a Japanese video game series that was later released franchise that's [[AdaptationDisplacement better known in the States]] as [[AnimeOfTheGame an anime. anime series]]. The first videogame game of the series was released in 1997 for the GameBoy, GameBoy and it also led went on to several spinoffs coming in spawn many sequels and spin-offs, as well as the next 7 years. The main series had a resting pause of 5 years before having a new entry in the franchise, known as ''Medarot DS'', released in 2009 for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS. In 2012, ''Medabots 7: [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo Kabuto ver.]]/[[JapaneseBeetleBrothers Kuwagata ver.]]'' was released for the Nintendo3DS, aforementioned anime and Medarot 8 was released in 2014, again on 3DS and with two versions.

a four-volume manga.

The series's main gimmick is that its medabots Medabots are fully customizable. Every medabot Medabot consists of four parts: head, right arm, left arm and legs that can be interchanged between battles (and in the anime, even during them). Every time you win a robattle, Robattle, you take one of the opponent's medaparts, Medaparts, adding to your collection and battle options. Furthermore, every medabot Medabot is powered by a medal, which serves as its brain, and allows it to use powerful moves called [[LimitBreak medaforce]]. Medaforce]]. [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo Most games are released in in]] [[JapaneseBeetleBrothers two versions]], similar to ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'', with certain parts and medals exclusive to one version, encouraging players to trade and battle each other.

[[NoExportForYou Only three games have made it to the west]], west]] during the height of the anime's popularity. One was a relatively plotless 2 on 2 plot-less 2-on-2 fighting game for the UsefulNotes/GameboyAdvance called ''Medabots AX''. It featured 30 different medabots Medabots and 12 medals, allowing for a fair bit of customization. Next was ''Medabots RPG'', also for the Gameboy Advance[[note]]This one Advance. It was actually a remake of the second game for the Gameboy, ''Medarot 2'' on UsefulNotes/GameboyColor, of which the anime was also based on[[/note]].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 Medabots and 30 medals to collect. The last game was ''Medabots Infinity'' for the UsefulNotes/GameCube, a poorly received AdventureGame with little that was criticized for its plot, confusing maze-like level design, and instant death traps that could kick you out of ten minute ten-minute levels.

The anime 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 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 stands out from other 90s dub anime 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.



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.

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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 "piece of junk 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.



A sequel series, Medabot Spirits (''Medarot Damashii'') followed up the original, but a majority of the characters get [[BrotherChuck dropped without any explanation]], while Ikki and Metabee (the latter given a NextTierPowerUp) remain the main characters.

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A sequel series, Medabot Spirits ''Medabot Spirits'' (''Medarot Damashii'') Damashii''), a sequel series that was also dubbed for the States, followed up on the original, original anime's story, but a majority of the characters get from the original were [[BrotherChuck dropped without any explanation]], while Ikki and Metabee (the latter were given a NextTierPowerUp) remain the main characters.
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