History YMMV / Robotech

23rd May '18 1:46:14 PM EDP
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** Dana Sterling, daughter of Max and Miriya - just how the Hell did she end up so different from them? Was it simply because they had to leave her early in life, or does she act out the way she does to cope with off screen discrimination for being half-alien (as the expanded universe hints at)? [[TheGhost The little brother she once mentioned]] didn't exactly help.

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** Dana Sterling, daughter of Max and Miriya - just how the Hell did she end up so different from them? Was it simply because they had to leave her early in life, or does she act out the way she does to cope with off screen discrimination for being half-alien (as the expanded universe hints at)? Having to care for [[TheGhost The the little brother she once mentioned]] while studying to become an officer certainly didn't exactly help.
23rd May '18 1:44:53 PM EDP
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** Dana Sterling, daughter of Max and Miriya - just how the Hell did she end up so different from them? Was it simply because they had to leave her early in life, or does she act out the way she does to cope with off screen discrimination for being half-alien (as the expanded universe hints at)?

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** Dana Sterling, daughter of Max and Miriya - just how the Hell did she end up so different from them? Was it simply because they had to leave her early in life, or does she act out the way she does to cope with off screen discrimination for being half-alien (as the expanded universe hints at)?at)? [[TheGhost The little brother she once mentioned]] didn't exactly help.
5th Apr '18 10:43:37 AM Godzillawolf
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* MoralEventHorizon: The Robotech Masters are anything but saints, and have already done some very horrid acts: but once their backs are to the wall and informed they have only four days worth of power left (and that over 60% of their people can no longer function physically or mentally at optimal performance), they decide to dispose of the "excess baggage" to lighten their load: giving their "invalids" painkillers, putting a laser rifle in their hands, and sending them down to Earth as canon fodder either shows how bastardly they are, or how desperate they are. A degenerated clone who resembles an old woman tells Musica's sisters in light of this, "War is their sacrificial alter, it is the Robotech way." (Cut to badass space battle, doesn't feel so badass now does it?).
24th Mar '18 1:06:59 PM Godzillawolf
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** Humans happen to resemble the Robotech Masters and the Zentradi, the race responsible for the Invid home world being devastated... You have to wonder if some of the more 'senseless' acts of destruction on human habitation were their personal revenge fantasy.


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** Sean hitting on a trio of Tirolians. Angelo instantly calls him out on it.
19th Feb '18 11:32:09 PM CanuckGod
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*** Probably both.
14th Feb '18 2:16:33 AM SpaceDrake
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* BrokenBase: ''Robotech'' has one of the mothers of all broken bases. To count all the different ways the base is broken practically calls for a family tree-style diagram, given that there have been so many different adaptations of the ''Robotech'' story or expanded universe materials (TV show, novels, role-playing game, comics, etc.) and many of them disagree with each other. There were even breaks between several different efforts to reconcile the differences among the adaptations. And that's not even taking into account the new sequel material, which itself contradicts the original in a number of ways. The many years without new ''Robotech'' content and nothing to do on the mailing lists except hash and rehash old arguments didn't exactly help matters, either.

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* BrokenBase: ''Robotech'' has one of the mothers of all broken bases. To count all the different ways the base is broken practically calls for a family tree-style diagram, given that there have been so many different adaptations of the ''Robotech'' story or expanded universe materials (TV show, novels, role-playing game, comics, etc.) and many of them disagree with each other. There were even breaks between several different efforts to reconcile the differences among the adaptations. And that's not even taking into account the new sequel material, which itself contradicts the original in a number of ways. The many years without new ''Robotech'' content (while ''Macross'' got more and more interesting content in Japan, with ever-greater visibility) and nothing to do on the mailing lists lists, message boards and whatnot except hash and rehash old arguments didn't exactly help matters, either.
11th Aug '17 10:58:36 PM PatPayne
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** Not even Palladium's TabletopRPG is safe. "Nose Lasers."

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** Not even Palladium's TabletopRPG is safe. "Nose Lasers."" [[note]]For those not in the know, in the original ''Macross'' (and its ''Robotech'' adaptation) there was a fairly egregious animation error in the episode where Max and Millia/Miriya are wed. Specifically, the lasers of a Valkyrie/Veritech (which canonically are shot from a ventral barbette that becomes the head in Battroid/Battloid mode) were seen shooting from the leg attachment points on the nosecone. This was due to the episode being animated by a much lower-quality studio than usual (either [=StarPro=] or [=AnimeFriend=], most likely). this was picked up by Palladium as an actual ability of the craft in the RPG.[[/note]]
5th Jul '17 2:16:43 PM avon
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5th Jul '17 2:13:25 PM avon
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* PeripheryDemographic: While the franchise was ostensibly a "boy's show", ''Robotech'' proved to be very popular with girls, who were drawn to the romantic subplots, the presence of women as authority figures and soldiers, along with the complex plotline and action the series is known for.

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** A very creepy AdBumper has a vague deformed clay face of what looks like a Robotech master transforming into a giant zombielike hand reaching out to grip you. As usual, a character for the show does the voiceover in his or her own style, but this voice is hard to place as it is not of a named character that is often heard. It is believed to be a character that the toy line calls the Bioroid Terminator (those being the armored Robotech Master's guards). The voice was creepier than the usual clone voices as this one sounded ghostly. Appropriately enough, this scene came from one of Zor Prime's nightmare's.
--> '''Pre commercial:''' "Robotech will return...and so will you."
--> '''And now back to our show:''' "Robotech is back...''and I'm watching you.''"
* PeripheryDemographic: While the franchise was ostensibly a "boy's show", ''Robotech'' proved to be very popular with girls, who were drawn to the romantic subplots, the presence of women as authority figures and soldiers, along with the complex plotline and action the series is known for.
5th Jul '17 1:52:25 PM avon
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* FanMyopia: A large number of fans are still hung up on the misconception that the ''Macross Saga'' characters (Rick, Lisa, Max, etc.) are the central main characters of the entire saga. Many want ''The Sentinels'' to be finally animated in its entirety. Because the original series ended with the unknown fate of Admiral Rick Hunter, they also demand closure for those characters. There is heavy debate over whether Admiral Hunter should return to lead one last great battle and die heroically, or lead one last great battle and retire to live with Lisa and his new family happily ever after. Seeing as how the ''Macross Saga'' characters were the original cast that fans fell in love with, it's not entirely unreasonable for fans to want to see some closure for them. After all, what's the point of investing in a character just to toss them away? Harmony Gold on the other hand, is expressing more interest in distancing ''Robotech'' (wisely) from ''Macross''. Also, other fans simply feel that, regardless of their final fate, Rick Hunter and the rest of the ''Macross'' characters have already told their story and would prefer ''Robotech'' to move forward. Meanwhile, in the base ''Macross'' franchise, the original characters were last used in 1987 and disappeared on an even more ambiguous note than their ''Robotech'' counterparts.

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* FanMyopia: A large number of fans are still hung up on the misconception that the ''Macross Saga'' characters (Rick, Lisa, Max, etc.) are the central main characters of the entire saga. Many want ''The Sentinels'' to be finally animated in its entirety. Because the original series ended with the unknown fate of Admiral Rick Hunter, they also demand closure for those characters. There is heavy debate over whether Admiral Hunter should return to lead one last great battle and die heroically, or lead one last great battle and retire to live with Lisa and his new family happily ever after. Seeing as how the ''Macross Saga'' characters were the original cast that fans fell in love with, it's not entirely unreasonable for fans to want to see some closure for them. After all, what's the point of investing in a character just to toss them away? Harmony Gold on the other hand, is expressing more interest in distancing ''Robotech'' (wisely) from ''Macross''.''Macross'', at least in terms of new animation, but this is because they are required to do so by license restriction. Also, other fans simply feel that, regardless of their final fate, Rick Hunter and the rest of the ''Macross'' characters have already told their story and would prefer ''Robotech'' to move forward. Meanwhile, in the base ''Macross'' franchise, the majority of the original characters were last used in 1987 and disappeared on an even more ambiguous note than their ''Robotech'' counterparts.
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