History VideoGame / Medabots

29th Jul '16 9:25:05 AM Chrispang
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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]]

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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]]
game]] that decides the fate of the world.
29th Jul '16 9:24:30 AM Chrispang
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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]].

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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]].
itself]]. Hey, at least it's not a [[YuGiOh card game]]
30th Jun '16 6:34:56 PM theLibrarian
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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Team France in the World Medabot Championship. They apparently won all of their matches by default by having their opponents kidnapped, and as soon as Team Japan manages to break out of their kidnapping and actually fight them Team France ''runs away.''
30th Jun '16 1:46:06 PM JamesAustin
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-> ''"Then it's agreed! I officially declare this match a submission robattle! As such, I, Mr. Referee, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment will act as referee]] so no one gets hurt. Medafighters ready? Medabots... Robattle!"''

''{{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.

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

''{{Medabots}}'', ''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.


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* AntiClimaxBoss: Invoked with Baron ([[EvilerThanThou the Screws Gang's big boss]]) and his Medabot, Banisher, who through the episode they appear are made up to be fearsome opponents. The actual robattle ends as soon as Metabee shoots Banisher. Once. (His special ability is having a ''Strong Appearance''). In the games, Banisher could only deal damage by counterattacking, and since Metabee headshot it (and Metabee is deceptively strong), he presumably dealt enough damage to knock him out. (Either that or the robot is just too weak to fight, and Baron instead tries to scare opponents into submission.)
27th Jun '16 3:58:56 AM kirara19
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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).

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In 22nd century Japan,[[note]]in reality, [[TwentyMinutesintoTheFuture [[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).



* MeditatingUnderAWaterfall: Rokusho does this in "Welcome To Ninja World". [[FridgeLogic Somehow he doesn't rust]].

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* MeditatingUnderAWaterfall: Rokusho does this in "Welcome To Ninja World". [[FridgeLogic Somehow he doesn't rust]].World", as part of his peaceful training.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ikki and takoyaki. A one-off example is Hikaru using a watermelon to bait Metabee, who despite being a robot and not even having a mouth, [[FridgeLogic is somehow lured in because he has a kabuto-type Medal and beetles like sweet fruits]] which can [[UncleTomfoolery get a bit uncomfortable watching that scene in the dub...]]

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ikki and takoyaki. A one-off example is Hikaru using a watermelon to bait Metabee, who despite being a robot and not even having a mouth, [[FridgeLogic is somehow lured in because he has a kabuto-type Medal and beetles like sweet fruits]] which can [[UncleTomfoolery get a bit uncomfortable watching that scene in the dub...]]fruits.
22nd Jun '16 12:21:41 PM longWriter
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** Despite the fact that Karin is technically a member of Ikki's love triangle, she comes with her own competing suitor, Kouji. In the games, Kouji is overprotective of Karin due to her [[IllGirl heart's condition]]. In the latter half of the original anime, while Kouji struggles with the fact that he and Sumilodon CantCatchUp, Karin goes above and beyond in her efforts to help him out or cheer him up[[note]]Though she runs smack into StopHelpingMe in her overenthusiasm once or twice[[/note]].

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** Despite the fact that Karin is technically a member of Ikki's love triangle, she comes with her own competing suitor, Kouji. In the games, Kouji is overprotective of Karin due to her [[IllGirl heart's condition]]. In the latter half of the original anime, while Kouji struggles with the fact that he and Sumilodon CantCatchUp, Karin goes above and beyond in her efforts to help him out or cheer him up[[note]]Though she runs smack into StopHelpingMe UnwantedAssistance in her overenthusiasm once or twice[[/note]].
3rd Jun '16 8:54:06 AM DuelMark
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Upon meeting Dr. Aki and asking him to help train, Ikki and Metabee are asked to clean his house. Ikki believes they are acting ''Film/TheKarateKid'', the chores they do are actually fighting moves. When they enter an actual battle, Dr. Aki states it was just dirty and he needed cleaning, even asking Ikki how he thought cleaning had anything to do with a fight between two robots.
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.
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