History VideoGame / SuperRobotWarsZ

8th Sep '17 7:51:55 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: ''Anime/{{Xabungle}}'' characters, of course, along with the Siberian Railroad soldiers. Gainer, being the gamer he is, also throws in a few LampshadeHanging. For the originals, Rand shows impressive levels of this by deciding to not bother with a RunningGag, among others (despite having one major GenreBlind moment when he trusts [[ObviouslyEvil Asakim]], though he ''is'' his partner's savior at the time, thus it's a bit justified). The all-time champion, however, is The Edel Bernal, whose first action in the final battle is calling another two versions of himself, averting MookChivalry ''[[ThatOneBoss by a mile]]''.
** Before the start of scenario 59 in ''Jigoku-hen'', Alto states that if he [[LoveConfession confesses his feelings to Sheryl or Ranka]], it would be like a death sentence.



* LaughablyEvil: Jason Beck, of course. The Edel Bernal is one for the OriginalGeneration, whose GenreSavvy nature and [[AscendedFanboy eerily accurate comments to ZEUTH]] make him a rather amusing villain, leading to him being considered one of the "best" [=SRW=] villains simply due to an unabashed, unapologetic nature.

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* LaughablyEvil: Jason Beck, of course. The Edel Bernal is one for the OriginalGeneration, whose GenreSavvy nature and [[AscendedFanboy eerily accurate comments to ZEUTH]] make him a rather amusing villain, leading to him being considered one of the "best" [=SRW=] villains simply due to an unabashed, unapologetic nature.



* RunningGag: Rand being called "[[RedBaron The Crusher]]" by others. Lampshaded by him repeatedly and eventually, [[GenreSavvy he gets tired of trying to object]]. Early on in ''Z'', he points out that someone was doing it just to piss him off.

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* RunningGag: Rand being called "[[RedBaron The Crusher]]" by others. Lampshaded by him repeatedly and eventually, [[GenreSavvy he gets tired of trying to object]].object. Early on in ''Z'', he points out that someone was doing it just to piss him off.
16th Aug '17 12:06:15 PM simonscot
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[[caption-width-right:250:Old robots meet new robots in a [[MemeticMutation Storm]] of Awesome]]

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[[caption-width-right:329: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The]] [[Anime/{{Gunbuster}} Big]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Three]] of Creator/StudioGainax, together at last]]

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[[caption-width-right:329: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The]] [[Anime/{{Gunbuster}} Big]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Three]] of Creator/StudioGainax, together at last]]last.]]



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[[caption-width-right:301: Make that [[{{Anime/Diebuster}} Four]] Four.]] ]]

24th Jun '17 11:03:05 AM nombretomado
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* ActionGirl: The series showcases a fair number of female ace pilots, with ladies like [[Anime/{{Gunbuster}} Noriko]], [[Anime/DancougarNova Aoi]], and [[CodeGeass Kallen]] kicking copious amounts of ass alongside the boys.

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* ActionGirl: The series showcases a fair number of female ace pilots, with ladies like [[Anime/{{Gunbuster}} Noriko]], [[Anime/DancougarNova Aoi]], and [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass Kallen]] kicking copious amounts of ass alongside the boys.



*** In the same game, Zero accidentally places a Geass on [[spoiler:Esther, after she turns into a Dimensional Beast, commanding her to stop when she attacks the [[CodeGeass Shinkirou]]]]. A few scenarios later, Crowe believes [[spoiler:Esther cannot be turned back into a human]]; when he is attacked, Zero reissues the same command he placed, [[spoiler:proving to Crowe that Esther isn't completely a Dimensional Beast, and still retains her humanity]].

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*** In the same game, Zero accidentally places a Geass on [[spoiler:Esther, after she turns into a Dimensional Beast, commanding her to stop when she attacks the [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass Shinkirou]]]]. A few scenarios later, Crowe believes [[spoiler:Esther cannot be turned back into a human]]; when he is attacked, Zero reissues the same command he placed, [[spoiler:proving to Crowe that Esther isn't completely a Dimensional Beast, and still retains her humanity]].



** [[CodeGeass The Knights of the Round and Jeremiah Gottwald]] do appear in ''Jigoku-hen'', but are not playable. Instead, they are tasked with rescuing [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Relena Peacecraft]] and other important figureheads during Scenario 49. Likewise, Athrun and Lunamaria, but are instead a ChekhovMIA. They rejoin Z-BLUE in ''Tengoku-hen'', but rendered as TheCameo for Shinn and Kira's "Destiny Combination" and "Strike Freedom Combination Assault" attacks, respectively.

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** [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass The Knights of the Round and Jeremiah Gottwald]] do appear in ''Jigoku-hen'', but are not playable. Instead, they are tasked with rescuing [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Relena Peacecraft]] and other important figureheads during Scenario 49. Likewise, Athrun and Lunamaria, but are instead a ChekhovMIA. They rejoin Z-BLUE in ''Tengoku-hen'', but rendered as TheCameo for Shinn and Kira's "Destiny Combination" and "Strike Freedom Combination Assault" attacks, respectively.



* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Setsuna with the "Innovator" and [[CodeGeass Suzaku Kururugi]] with the "Curse of Geass" pilot skills, respectively. The "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zero System]]" unit ability, however, functions more as an AmplifierArtifact.

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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Setsuna with the "Innovator" and [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass Suzaku Kururugi]] with the "Curse of Geass" pilot skills, respectively. The "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zero System]]" unit ability, however, functions more as an AmplifierArtifact.



* EpicFail: Played with - poor Lelouch is the only protagonist of a series in [=SRW=] history to miss his target and get shot down in the AttractMode of ''Hakai-hen''. In his own series, his piloting skills are mediocre, relying on ambushes, misdirection and squad tactics. In the demo roll, however, he's using a customized, obsolete [[CodeGeass Knightmare Frame]] against one of the two best pilots from ''Code Geass'' in an advanced Knightmare Frame.

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* EpicFail: Played with - poor Lelouch is the only protagonist of a series in [=SRW=] history to miss his target and get shot down in the AttractMode of ''Hakai-hen''. In his own series, his piloting skills are mediocre, relying on ambushes, misdirection and squad tactics. In the demo roll, however, he's using a customized, obsolete [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass Knightmare Frame]] against one of the two best pilots from ''Code Geass'' in an advanced Knightmare Frame.



* FallingIntoTheCockpit: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the originals; NewMeat Setsuko has military training and Rand was using the Gunleon for years prior to ''Z''. Crowe takes it further by being a [[RetiredBadass former member]] of the [[CodeGeass Britannian]] [[AcePilot Firebug Squad]]. Hibiki, however, plays this straight, as his first experience with a HumongousMecha is with the Genion.

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* FallingIntoTheCockpit: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the originals; NewMeat Setsuko has military training and Rand was using the Gunleon for years prior to ''Z''. Crowe takes it further by being a [[RetiredBadass former member]] of the [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass Britannian]] [[AcePilot Firebug Squad]]. Hibiki, however, plays this straight, as his first experience with a HumongousMecha is with the Genion.



** In ''Jigoku-hen'', a concentrated volley by [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Serpents]] wipe out an entire team, save Heero and [[CodeGeass Kallen Kozuki]]. Some might wonder why [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Shinji]], Rei Ayanami and Hibiki don't use their respective machines' barriers to block the attack at all.

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** In ''Jigoku-hen'', a concentrated volley by [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Serpents]] wipe out an entire team, save Heero and [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass Kallen Kozuki]]. Some might wonder why [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Shinji]], Rei Ayanami and Hibiki don't use their respective machines' barriers to block the attack at all.



* GuestStarPartyMember: A few in ''Hakai-hen'', such as Suzaku (who joins ZEXIS for a few scenarios at Euphemia's request, only to leave once the [[CodeGeass Special Administrative Zone incident]] occurs); [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Brera Stern]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs Marquise]], Timp, Beck, Fyana, the [[Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS Barcoff Squad]] in a flashback scenario, and [[Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS Gregor Galosh]]. Suzaku, Brera, Fyana and Gregor join ZEXIS officially in ''Saisei-hen'', while Zechs continues to be a guest. Similarly, [[Anime/DaiGuard Kokubogar]] in both games, but he never joins permanently.

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* GuestStarPartyMember: A few in ''Hakai-hen'', such as Suzaku (who joins ZEXIS for a few scenarios at Euphemia's request, only to leave once the [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass Special Administrative Zone incident]] occurs); [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Brera Stern]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs Marquise]], Timp, Beck, Fyana, the [[Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS Barcoff Squad]] in a flashback scenario, and [[Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS Gregor Galosh]]. Suzaku, Brera, Fyana and Gregor join ZEXIS officially in ''Saisei-hen'', while Zechs continues to be a guest. Similarly, [[Anime/DaiGuard Kokubogar]] in both games, but he never joins permanently.



*** Happens again at the end of ''Hakai-hen'': Zero orders ZEXIS to disperse and go their separate ways, as their mission to destroy Gaiou is complete. However, Lelouch is doing this because his crusade against Britannia isn't over. Again, this becomes another bad idea because the "[[CodeGeass Black Rebellion]]" fails without ZEXIS's support; the Black Knights are captured (aside from Kallen and [[CodeGeass C.C.]]), while Zero is apprehended and {{Brainwashed}}. Celestial Being and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing the colony Gundams]] are promptly targeted with their protection from the United Nations revoked, rendering the former nearly wiped out, with the ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Ptolemaios]]'' battleship and most of its Gundams destroyed, and scattering the colony Gundams. The ZEXIS forces on the Dark Continent are understaffed and unable to stop [[Manga/GetterRobo Professor Saotome]]. ZEUTH Gundam pilots are forced to turn to the Organization of Zodiac for protection and shelter, and the rest of the ADW is helpless to stop the rise of the A-LAWS and the hegemony by [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Ribbons Almark]].

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*** Happens again at the end of ''Hakai-hen'': Zero orders ZEXIS to disperse and go their separate ways, as their mission to destroy Gaiou is complete. However, Lelouch is doing this because his crusade against Britannia isn't over. Again, this becomes another bad idea because the "[[CodeGeass "[[Anime/CodeGeass Black Rebellion]]" fails without ZEXIS's support; the Black Knights are captured (aside from Kallen and [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass C.C.]]), while Zero is apprehended and {{Brainwashed}}. Celestial Being and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing the colony Gundams]] are promptly targeted with their protection from the United Nations revoked, rendering the former nearly wiped out, with the ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Ptolemaios]]'' battleship and most of its Gundams destroyed, and scattering the colony Gundams. The ZEXIS forces on the Dark Continent are understaffed and unable to stop [[Manga/GetterRobo Professor Saotome]]. ZEUTH Gundam pilots are forced to turn to the Organization of Zodiac for protection and shelter, and the rest of the ADW is helpless to stop the rise of the A-LAWS and the hegemony by [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Ribbons Almark]].
4th Jun '17 6:33:51 AM Ominae
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The first ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' title to be created under Creator/NamcoBandai, ''Super Robot Wars Z'' broke certain precedents and traditions: for example, the number of new series is more than any previous [=SRW=]. Released in 2008, you play as either Rand Travis, a wandering repairman/mechanic, who's partnered with the young Mel Beater, or Setsuko Ohara, a member of "Glory Star", a small military squadron in the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Earth Federation]], alongside teammates Denzel Hammer and Toby Watson, as they are pulled through many conflicts.

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The first ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' title to be created under Creator/NamcoBandai, [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco Bandai]], ''Super Robot Wars Z'' broke certain precedents and traditions: for example, the number of new series is more than any previous [=SRW=]. Released in 2008, you play as either Rand Travis, a wandering repairman/mechanic, who's partnered with the young Mel Beater, or Setsuko Ohara, a member of "Glory Star", a small military squadron in the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Earth Federation]], alongside teammates Denzel Hammer and Toby Watson, as they are pulled through many conflicts.
4th May '17 10:10:36 AM lillolillo
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** During the first battle with [[Anime/GetterRobo Shin Dragon]] in ''Hakai-Hen'', the Getter Team split into their respective Getter Machines, then combine with spare Getter Machines to form Getter-1, 2, and 3 respectively. They then link the three Getter Reactors together to fire a supercharged Getter Beam. This exact move was used during ''Crater Battle'', a prequel manga to ''Getter Robo Armageddon''.

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** During the first battle with [[Anime/GetterRobo [[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Dragon]] in ''Hakai-Hen'', the Getter Team split into their respective Getter Machines, then combine with spare Getter Machines to form Getter-1, 2, and 3 respectively. They then link the three Getter Reactors together to fire a supercharged Getter Beam. This exact move was used during ''Crater Battle'', a prequel manga to ''Getter Robo Armageddon''.



** The "Double Shine Spark" performed by the [[Anime/GetterRobo Shin Dragon]] in ''Tengoku-hen'' looks like the same gesture the [[Anime/GetterRobo Getter Dragon]] in the first game when the latter uses the "Shine Spark" attack.

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** The "Double Shine Spark" performed by the [[Anime/GetterRobo [[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Dragon]] in ''Tengoku-hen'' looks like the same gesture the [[Anime/GetterRobo [[Manga/GetterRobo Getter Dragon]] in the first game when the latter uses the "Shine Spark" attack.
12th Apr '17 1:21:13 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* When [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Kaworu]] hears [[Anime/{{Macross 7}} Basara]]'s song, he comments "as always, a good song", implying that he's the same Kaworu as the one in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha 3]]'', who's the same as the one in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX MX]]'', continuing the tradition of implying that every Kaworu in every SRW game is the same person.

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* ** When [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Kaworu]] hears [[Anime/{{Macross 7}} Basara]]'s song, he comments "as always, a good song", implying that he's the same Kaworu as the one in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha 3]]'', who's the same as the one in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX MX]]'', continuing the tradition of implying that every Kaworu in every SRW game is the same person.
12th Apr '17 1:20:27 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* When [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Kaworu]] hears [[Anime/{{Macross 7}} Basara]]'s song, he comments "as always, a good song", implying that he's the same Kaworu as the one in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha 3]]'', who's the same as the one in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX MX]]'', continuing the tradition of implying that every Kaworu in every SRW game is the same person.
30th Mar '17 12:33:01 PM Gosicrystal
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: If the player chooses the ZAFT Route at around Scenario 45 of ''Z'', Haman simply [[LostForever vanishes from the plot after a certain point]]. [[spoiler:Fortunately, this doesn't happen if the player manages to take the ZEUTH Route, where she's playable]]. However, [[TheBusCameBack she's back]] for ''Jigoku-hen''.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: If the player chooses the ZAFT Route at around Scenario 45 of ''Z'', Haman simply [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent vanishes from the plot after a certain point]]. [[spoiler:Fortunately, this doesn't happen if the player manages to take the ZEUTH Route, where she's playable]]. However, [[TheBusCameBack she's back]] for ''Jigoku-hen''.
9th Mar '17 2:22:28 PM WolfThunder
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* UpToEleven: ''Saisei-hen'' is the only [=SRW=] to date to surpass the [[http://akurasu.net/wiki/Super_Robot_Wars/Z2.2/Series number of series in a single game]] (Which had a whopping '''39''' series featured) previously set by ''Alpha 3'' (Which had 31 series featured).
7th Mar '17 9:22:02 PM mlsmithca
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* XMeetsY: Due to the nature of multiple universes, different incarnations of the same person and the merging of dimensions into one, the ''Z'' series is effectively ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' meets ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.
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