History YMMV / MazingerZ

15th Jul '16 5:08:05 PM king2000
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Mazinger Z can be seen as one to some of Mitsuteru Yokoyama's Super Robot works, such as Tetsujin 28-go and Giant Robo.
22nd Jun '16 7:53:53 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: Several times Kouji complained to Sayaka that she was getting in the way, hindering him and doing more harm than good. And even if he had a point, he wasn't exactly diplomatic about it... It was hilariously GenderFlipped with Jun and Boss later. Jun would be fighting, and Boss got in the way constantly in order to "help".
22nd Jun '16 7:53:13 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: Several times Kouji complained to Sayaka that she was getting in the way, hindering him and doing more harm than good. And even if he had a point, he wasn't exactly diplomatic about it... It was hilariously GenderFlipped with Jun and Boss later. Jun would be fighting, and Boss got in the way constantly in order to "help".

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* StopHelpingMe: UnwantedAssistance: Several times Kouji complained to Sayaka that she was getting in the way, hindering him and doing more harm than good. And even if he had a point, he wasn't exactly diplomatic about it... It was hilariously GenderFlipped with Jun and Boss later. Jun would be fighting, and Boss got in the way constantly in order to "help".
11th May '16 4:20:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* EnsembleDarkHorse: In a meta sense. Go Nagai originally made this simply to blow off steam while writing the [[CrapsackWorld horribly depressing]] ''{{Devilman}}'' manga and directing the anime. Mazinger ''blew'' Devilman out of the water in terms of popularity, which Nagai always had [[CreatorBreakdown odd feelings]] about.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: In a meta sense. Go Nagai originally made this simply to blow off steam while writing the [[CrapsackWorld horribly depressing]] ''{{Devilman}}'' ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' manga and directing the anime. Mazinger ''blew'' Devilman out of the water in terms of popularity, which Nagai always had [[CreatorBreakdown odd feelings]] about.
20th Mar '16 5:11:48 AM rafi
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* ShipperOnDeck: Shiro ships his brother Kouji and Sayaka.
** Kouji also shipped his little brother with Lorelei... until things go FromBadToWorse.
** And Minerva-X [[http://www.onemanga.com/Shin_Mazinger_Zero/8/30/ ships Kouji/Sayaka]] in ''ShinMazingerZero''.
20th Mar '16 5:07:38 AM rafi
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:: And let's not get started with the ones think there was HoYay between Duke Fleed and him...

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:: ** And let's not get started with the ones think there was HoYay between Duke Fleed and him...
20th Mar '16 5:01:17 AM Scraggle
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** Dr. Hell is a LargeHam and a CompleteMonster wanted to TakeOverTheWorld to force the whole humankind to [[KneelBeforeZod bow down to him]], but in ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' he was actually trying to save the world (although he thought conquering it was the proper way to accomplish that). Some fans actually feel SympathyForTheDevil, thinking it was unfair he worked so hard, scheming complex plans and strategies and crafting incredible scientific breakthroughs only to be defeated, crushed and humiliated over and over and over by a loud-mouthed, Jerkass IdiotHero with a cool HumongousMecha. People who know about his Backstory also tends to see him as TheWoobie.

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** Dr. Hell is a LargeHam and a CompleteMonster who wanted to TakeOverTheWorld to force the whole humankind to [[KneelBeforeZod bow down to him]], but in ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' he was actually trying to save the world (although he thought conquering it was the proper way to accomplish that). Some fans actually feel SympathyForTheDevil, thinking it was unfair he worked so hard, scheming complex plans and strategies and crafting incredible scientific breakthroughs only to be defeated, crushed and humiliated over and over and over by a loud-mouthed, Jerkass IdiotHero with a cool HumongousMecha. People who know about his Backstory also tends to see him as TheWoobie.



* RootingForTheEmpire: Dr. Hell is a LargeHam CompleteMonster wanted to TakeOverTheWorld to force the whole humankind to [[KneelBeforeZod bow down to him]], but some fans know about his Backstory tend to see him like TheWoobie (or a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds) and actually feel sympathetic towards him, thinking it was unfair he worked so hard, scheming complex plans and strategies and crafting incredible scientific breakthroughs only to be defeated, crushed and humiliated over and over and over by a loud-mouthed, Jerkass IdiotHero teenager with a cool HumongousMecha.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Dr. Hell is a LargeHam CompleteMonster wanted to TakeOverTheWorld to force the whole humankind to [[KneelBeforeZod bow down to him]], but some fans know about his Backstory tend to see him like TheWoobie (or a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds) and actually feel sympathetic towards him, thinking it was unfair he worked so hard, scheming complex plans and strategies and crafting incredible scientific breakthroughs only to be defeated, crushed and humiliated over and over and over by a loud-mouthed, Jerkass IdiotHero teenager with a cool HumongousMecha.
10th Nov '15 11:46:24 AM Anddrix
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* ValuesDissonance: The reason why Kouji's [[StayInTheKitchen blatant sexism towards Sayaka]] (and the main reason why she was so {{Tsundere}} for him) had to be toned down as the Mazinsaga continued. It'd be [[DudeNotFunny very unfunny]] to have him say "girls must not fight and you are stupid for thinking otherwise" in Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}, after all.

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* ValuesDissonance: The reason why Kouji's [[StayInTheKitchen blatant sexism towards Sayaka]] (and the main reason why she was so {{Tsundere}} for him) had to be toned down as the Mazinsaga continued. It'd be [[DudeNotFunny very unfunny]] unfunny to have him say "girls must not fight and you are stupid for thinking otherwise" in Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}, after all.
12th Jun '15 11:26:58 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster:
** Dr. Hell's {{backstory}} features [[AbusiveParents being mishandled by his parents]] during the childhood riddled with misfortune, discrimination and humiliation, which formed him into the [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds relentlessly unforgiving]], [[KickTheDog dastardly]] man with a tendency to [[MurderTheHypotenuse dispatch romantic rivals]]. [[OmnicidalManiac He wishes to purge the world of idiots]] and force the survivors to [[KneelBeforeZod bow down to him]]. When older, Dr. Hell designed {{Doomsday Device}}s for Hitler and made human experiments with inmates in Auswitch. Several years after the end of WWII, he led an archaeological research expedition to the Greek Island of Bardos, where he found an army of HumongousMecha. Right away, he murdered the whole expedition ''minus Dr. Kabuto''. Later, he got himself an army of {{Mook}}s by mechanizing the brains of corpses and turning them into expendable {{Cyborg}}s programmed to serve him faithfully and unquestionably. He constantly designs WeaponsOfMassDestruction his [[CoDragons second-in-commands]] use to obliterate whole cities.
** For Baron Ashura, "good" and "evil" are meaningless words made up by human beings. He/she is perfectly capable of hitting children (once also having blown apart the wheelchair of a disabled girl to prevent her from escaping), murdering little dog cubs or commiting worse atrocities if he thinks it will further his/her goals, like machine gun several survivors of a shipwreck as he/she gloats they will be revived like cyborgs and turned into his/her slaves or like slaying a hostage or pawn after he or she has outlived his or her usefulness. He/she is easily Hell's most brutal henchmen, ''usually'' the most loyal, and would do anything to turn Hell's dreams into reality. Under his/her command, his/her Mechanical Beasts set whole cities on fire, bombard them with missiles into smoking ruins, cause earthquakes to bring them down, cut ships in halves, ''murdering the whole passage'', shoot or blast whole planes down, blow up trains and buses and thus kill thounsands of people.
** Before Hell met him and saved his life, Count Brocken was a Nazi officer who was considered particularly blood-thirsty by his own partners. He also is the first of Hell's henchmen to kill someone on panel on the manga ''even before Ashura'', and he is capable of joking as he cuts heads off.
** In one of the alternate realities from ''ShinMazingerZero'', [[spoiler:Dr. Kabuto]] himself. He [[spoiler:murdered his son Kenzo,]] tried to murder [[spoiler:his grandson]] Kouji, and [[spoiler:raped and murdered Sayaka]] in front of an impotent Kouji.
** Marquis Janus is a witch more than willing to befriend people under disguise before poisoning them. Another of her acts in the Gosaku Ota manga episodes is [[spoiler:slicing Misato in half]] to pay Tetsuya back for defeating her in a fair fight.
** Great Marshall of Darkness is downright cruel, especially in the Ota episodes: His first strategy was blowing up one city and then warning he would do the same thing in Tokyo unless the Japanese Government destroyed the Fortress of Science and Great Mazinger. The Government caves in - and [[spoiler:Great Marshall razes Tokyo to rubble anyways]]. Another of his plans involves creating a KillSat to blow up from the space any target he feels like annihilating. You can say [[spoiler: Dr. Hell became an even greater bastard after dying and being brought back to life as a servant of Mykene Emperor.]]
** King Vega's idea of what to do when your homeworld is becoming unstable and on the verge of destruction is to begin conquering and colonizing another worlds. Original inhabitants of a planet are usually exterminated, although in some instances they are "only" enslaved. To put his mindset in perspective, when his own daughter Rubina asked him why he isn't willing to make peace with the people of Earth, ''he couldn't come up with an answer''.
** Barados deliberately targets women and children in order to exterminate the Fleed's population, which is without mentioning the [[spoiler: "let's drop several hundred of children from three thousand meters from height"]] -incident.
7th Jun '15 5:47:55 AM StFan
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* FirstInstallmentWins: ''MazingerZ'' has got a lot of sequels (''GreatMazinger'', ''UFORoboGrendizer''...), alternate series (''GodMazinger'', ''MazinkaiserSKL'') and reimaginations (''{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''ShinMazinger'', ''ShinMazingerZero''...). None of them has had the success, the impact or the popularity enjoyed by the original series.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: ''MazingerZ'' FirstInstallmentWins:
** ''Anime/MazingerZ''
has got a lot of sequels (''GreatMazinger'', ''UFORoboGrendizer''...(''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''...), alternate series (''GodMazinger'', ''MazinkaiserSKL'') (''Anime/GodMazinger'', ''Anime/MazinkaiserSKL'') and reimaginations (''{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''ShinMazinger'', ''ShinMazingerZero''...(''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''Anime/ShinMazinger'', ''Anime/ShinMazingerZero''...). None of them has had the success, the impact or the popularity enjoyed by the original series.
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