History VideoGame / Robopon

27th Oct '16 7:01:57 PM WillKeaton
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* BrokenPedestal: Prince Tail's father had a shady past with Dr. Zero, and won the Legend1 title by nearly killing the doctor after Zero defeated him. Tail has a HeroicBSOD when Zero tells him the truth.

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* BrokenPedestal: Prince Tail's father had a shady past with Dr. Zero, and won the Legend1 [=Legend1=] title by nearly killing the doctor after Zero defeated him. Tail has a HeroicBSOD when Zero tells him the truth.



* FaceHeelTurn: Doctor Disc goes power-mad after being outed as the Legend3, kidnapping Lisa and threatening to destroy Cody's company. He calms down once he's defeated.

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* FaceHeelTurn: Doctor Disc goes power-mad after being outed as the Legend3, [=Legend3,=] kidnapping Lisa and threatening to destroy Cody's company. He calms down once he's defeated.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Tail Castle, an NPC mentions that long ago, Prince Tail's father defeated an evil doctor to earn his Legend1 title--but adds that he remembers the doc winning the fight and disappearing. [[spoiler:It turns out the latter is true]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Tail Castle, an NPC mentions that long ago, Prince Tail's father defeated an evil doctor to earn his Legend1 [=Legend1=] title--but adds that he remembers the doc winning the fight and disappearing. [[spoiler:It turns out the latter is true]].



* GoldenSnitch: Dr. Zero's Legend0 ranking in the second game, which, in his words, "transcends all ranking systems." He uses it to instantly rise to the top of the ranking and thus spend the rest of his time constructively.

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* GoldenSnitch: Dr. Zero's Legend0 [=Legend0=] ranking in the second game, which, in his words, "transcends all ranking systems." He uses it to instantly rise to the top of the ranking and thus spend the rest of his time constructively.



* [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Dr. Zero]]: Prince Tail is known to be the Legend1 and anticipates fighting Cody at the end, but once you hit Legend3 status, [[spoiler: Dr. Zero comes in and defeats the prince, bumping him to Legend2 and making Zero the final boss]].

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* [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Dr. Zero]]: Prince Tail is known to be the Legend1 [=Legend1=] and anticipates fighting Cody at the end, but once you hit Legend3 [=Legend3=] status, [[spoiler: Dr. Zero comes in and defeats the prince, bumping him to Legend2 [=Legend2=] and making Zero the final boss]].



* {{Jerkass}}: Bisco. He insults Cody and his family personally, calls his Robopon junk, threatens to beat him up, and beats you to the Legend7 title. Becomes [[TookALevelInJerkass even worse]] in the second game, where he shoves Cody onboard [=SubRio=] before he can retrieve his Robopon, makes fun of him for it, and starts a years-long feud between two kingdoms. [[spoiler:That last act doesn't go unpunished]].

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* {{Jerkass}}: Bisco. He insults Cody and his family personally, calls his Robopon junk, threatens to beat him up, and beats you to the Legend7 [=Legend7=] title. Becomes [[TookALevelInJerkass even worse]] in the second game, where he shoves Cody onboard [=SubRio=] before he can retrieve his Robopon, makes fun of him for it, and starts a years-long feud between two kingdoms. [[spoiler:That last act doesn't go unpunished]].



** Though the first game had this too. To reach the Legend3, [[spoiler: Dr. Disc]], you had to blow up the floors of his tower with bombs, as well as the cave in Grease Mountain with walls you had to blow up.
* MassHypnosis: Miss Amron, the Legend6, uses a TV signal to hypnotize the town of Caleyu.

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** Though the first game had this too. To reach the Legend3, [=Legend3,=] [[spoiler: Dr. Disc]], you had to blow up the floors of his tower with bombs, as well as the cave in Grease Mountain with walls you had to blow up.
* MassHypnosis: Miss Amron, the Legend6, [=Legend6,=] uses a TV signal to hypnotize the town of Caleyu.



** Kamat, the Legend4, used his/her influence to ''build an army''.
** Dr. Disc was so determined to defend his title of Legend3 in the first game that he kidnapped his own daughter and built a giant tower to hide from Cody.
** Becoming Legend1 allows you to essentially take over the world, which Dr. Zero is happy to exploit.

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** Kamat, the Legend4, [=Legend4,=] used his/her influence to ''build an army''.
** Dr. Disc was so determined to defend his title of Legend3 [=Legend3=] in the first game that he kidnapped his own daughter and built a giant tower to hide from Cody.
** Becoming Legend1 [=Legend1=] allows you to essentially take over the world, which Dr. Zero is happy to exploit.



* SoLastSeason: Legend1 rankings don't mean much in Majiko; the tournament there is for Legend1s exclusively.

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* SoLastSeason: Legend1 [=Legend1=] rankings don't mean much in Majiko; the tournament there is for Legend1s [=Legend1s=] exclusively.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Played with in the first game. Miss Amron, the Legend6 and a TV idol, uses TV to hypnotize her viewers into loving her. When the broadcast ceases, however, she becomes unpopular.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Played with in the first game. Miss Amron, the Legend6 [=Legend6=] and a TV idol, uses TV to hypnotize her viewers into loving her. When the broadcast ceases, however, she becomes unpopular.
2nd Oct '16 3:46:25 PM StFan
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* CaptainErsatz: Between the first game and the sequel, there are Expies or references to: VideoGame/{{Kirby}} and VideoGame/PacMan (Dotcom), VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}} (Crowle's Oyajitchi-like design), ''Film/TheKarateKid'', Creator/JackieChan, and [[Franchise/MortalKombat Johnny Cage]] in one line (Ralph, Chan, and Luke); the "Monkeys-In-A-Barrel Game" (Chimp), Anime/{{Voltron}} (Voltone), VideoGame/MegaManClassic (the Gigapon[=/=]Micro and Negapon line, which is explained fully in the ShoutOut entry below), Niteboat from WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, Franchise/{{Gundam}} (Gundarn), Series/TheTick (El Seed), Disney/{{Fantasia}} (Hippon), Anime/{{Doraemon}} (Doraepon), Anime/SpeedRacer (Mock V), Franchise/KamenRider ([[Series/KamenRider Rider1]], [[Series/KamenRiderV3 RiderV]] and [[Series/KamenRiderSuperOne Super1]]) and finally a double reference to both Manga/ChoBits and Manga/MegaTokyo with an Robopon {{Expy}} of Chi named "Ping".

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* CaptainErsatz: Between the first game and the sequel, there are Expies or references to: VideoGame/{{Kirby}} and VideoGame/PacMan (Dotcom), VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}} (Crowle's Oyajitchi-like design), ''Film/TheKarateKid'', Creator/JackieChan, and [[Franchise/MortalKombat Johnny Cage]] in one line (Ralph, Chan, and Luke); the "Monkeys-In-A-Barrel Game" (Chimp), Anime/{{Voltron}} (Voltone), VideoGame/MegaManClassic (the Gigapon[=/=]Micro and Negapon line, which is explained fully in the ShoutOut entry below), Niteboat from WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, Franchise/{{Gundam}} (Gundarn), Series/TheTick (El Seed), Disney/{{Fantasia}} (Hippon), Anime/{{Doraemon}} (Doraepon), Anime/SpeedRacer (Mock V), Franchise/KamenRider ([[Series/KamenRider Rider1]], [[Series/KamenRiderV3 RiderV]] and [[Series/KamenRiderSuperOne Super1]]) [[Series/KamenRiderSuper1 Super-1]]) and finally a double reference to both Manga/ChoBits and Manga/MegaTokyo with an Robopon {{Expy}} of Chi named "Ping".
16th Sep '16 3:54:27 AM Sammettik
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* AmbiguousGender: In the first game, Kamat, the Legend4. The game describes Kamat as male, but ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' says Kamat is female. His/her sprites, on the overworld and in-battle, do not help in any way whatsoever.
27th Jul '16 12:09:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** Dr. Zeke in Robopon 2 is in possession of a time machine. His brother, Dr. Zero, perished in an explosion at the end of the first game. So he goes back in time to save Zero.
** In the first game, [[spoiler: Dr. Disc's]] tower has no door for you to enter; the only door is at the very top, on the balcony. [[TakeAThirdOption He didn't expect you to blow it up]].
** In the second game, Dr. Zero doesn't tell you a thing about his plan until it's already enacted, ensuring you have no way of finding or stopping him beforehand.



* EvilTowerOfOminousness: [[spoiler: Dr. Disc's]] tower in the first game. In an example of being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, there's ''no door'' for you to enter the tower, except at the very top. Your solution? Blow it up.

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* EvilTowerOfOminousness: [[spoiler: Dr. Disc's]] tower in the first game. In an example of being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, there's There's ''no door'' for you to enter the tower, except at the very top. Your solution? Blow it up.
25th Jul '16 1:01:43 PM PeppermintTwist
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* StarterMon: Sunny in the "light" versions and C-Cell in the "dark" versions. Surprisingly, neither is too hard to come by in their home games, but they are strong and the mascots of the franchise.
16th Apr '16 11:50:10 PM lalalei2001
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* ActionBomb: Riggs Construction members make their exits in... memorably explosive ways. [[spoiler:In Riggs' case, though, this isn't so permanent.]]

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* ActionBomb: ActionBomb:
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Riggs Construction members make their exits in... memorably explosive ways. [[spoiler:In Riggs' case, though, this isn't so permanent.]]
26th Feb '16 12:36:29 PM lalalei2001
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Robopon's ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' are not to be confused with ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
12th Dec '15 5:15:22 PM ZeroSennin
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%%* FragileSpeedster: Most Move-type Robopon lean towards this. Some can compensate by randomly becoming afterimages ''when you hit them'', others reduce the damage that they take occasionally.

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%%* * FragileSpeedster: Most Move-type Robopon lean towards this. this; they're really fast, but have really low defense and can be brought down in one hit by the right skills. Some can compensate for this by randomly becoming afterimages ''when you hit them'', others reduce the damage that they take occasionally.
28th Aug '15 10:22:29 PM Sammettik
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* BlessedWithSuck[=/=]CursedWithAwesome: Mushroom effects in the second game basically fall under one of these two categories. There are three different mushroom colors, and each one has a specific set of spirits that can be summoned from it. Since the spirits are chosen at random, one may get the spirit that makes stuff cheaper at shops... or the spirit that ''throws stuff out of your inventory for no reason.'' SaveScumming is a must if you don't like letting the RandomNumberGod screw you over.

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* BlessedWithSuck[=/=]CursedWithAwesome: BlessedWithSuck: Mushroom effects in the second game basically fall under one of these two categories.this or occasionally CursedWithAwesome. There are three different mushroom colors, and each one has a specific set of spirits that can be summoned from it. Since the spirits are chosen at random, one may get the spirit that makes stuff cheaper at shops... or the spirit that ''throws stuff out of your inventory for no reason.'' SaveScumming is a must if you don't like letting the RandomNumberGod screw you over.


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* CoversAlwaysLie: The blurb on back of the box for ''Robopon 2'' implies Maskman is the game's BigBad when he's only the StarterVillain.
25th Aug '15 11:41:13 AM HighCrate
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* FragileSpeedster: Most Move-type Robopon lean towards this. Some can compensate by randomly becoming afterimages ''when you hit them'', others reduce the damage that they take occasionally.

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* %%* FragileSpeedster: Most Move-type Robopon lean towards this. Some can compensate by randomly becoming afterimages ''when you hit them'', others reduce the damage that they take occasionally.
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