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9th Sep '16 3:29:27 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Gundam 00 seems to have been plagued by this one because in the series, a lot of Devines and Brings and also the [[StarfishAliens ELS]] in the movie.
** To expound: in the beginning, the only way Earth felt it had any chance of defeating the Gundams of Celestial Being is by overwhelming them with numbers (with varying degrees of success). They were that powerful by comparison. Once everyone has access to GN technology, Celestial Being had to focus better on tactics than just being a few overwhelming powerhouse units to deal with the same mass of forces.
** Played straight in the last battle. [[spoiler:Ribbons attacks the combined forces of Celestial Being, the A-Law group that defected, Katharon, etc.. with a continuous swarm of Trans-Am-equipped Gaga units. They do little more than activate Trans-Am and kamikaze everything.]]
** This is also the main tactic of the ELS, most of which don't even have projectile weapons ([[spoiler:until the final battle, in which they begin copying human weapons]]), but there are just so ''many'' of them that it's nearly impossible to shoot them all. One character in the final battle bemoans that the human forces are outnumbered over 10,000 to one... and it's not clear whether this is intended to be hyperbole.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Gundam 00 seems to have been plagued by ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has problems with different versions of this one because in throughout its life.
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the series, a lot of Devines and Brings and also first season, the [[StarfishAliens ELS]] in the movie.
** To expound: in the beginning,
three superpowers believe the only way Earth felt it had any they stand a chance against the technological superiority of defeating the Gundams of Celestial Being is by overwhelming to dog-pile them with numbers as many mobile suits as possible (with varying degrees of success). They were that powerful by comparison. success). Once everyone has access to the playing field is leveled by a mysterious benefactor handing the militaries their own GN technology, Celestial Being Drive-powered mecha, the Gundams had to focus better on tactics than start fighting smart just being a few overwhelming powerhouse units to deal with survive.
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the same mass final battle of forces.
** Played straight in
the last battle. [[spoiler:Ribbons attacks the combined forces of Celestial Being, the A-Law group that defected, Katharon, etc.. with a continuous swarm of Trans-Am-equipped Gaga units. They do little more than activate second season, [[spoiler:BigBad Ribbons Almark's master plan involves cheap mass-produced mobile suits, piloted by clones, which use Trans-Am and to become almost unstoppable kamikaze everything.missiles.]]
** This is also In the main tactic of movie, the ELS, most of which ELS mostly rely on this because in their first few encounters with humanity, they don't even have projectile weapons ([[spoiler:until the final battle, in which ranged weapons. Of course, they begin copying human weapons]]), but there are just also assimilate both organic and inorganic matter on contact, so ''many'' of them that it's nearly impossible they probably would have resorted to shoot them all.ramming speed anyway. One character in the final battle bemoans that the human forces are outnumbered over 10,000 to one... and it's not clear whether this is intended to be hyperbole.
24th May '16 5:59:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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24th May '16 5:50:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* On both Lion {{Voltron}} and the original GoLion, the Red Berets were a small but terrifying force, whether in the very bloody original or the bowlderized adaptation. In both instances, either through murder or just creating terror and chaos, they had the population shuddering inside the Castle, demanding angrily that their heroes protect them and on the edge of despair if not revolt. But when the Berets show up even there, they swarm Black Lion and explode, their dust covering the lead Lion with gunk that renders it immobile and therefore unable to join the others when the giant enemy monster shows up. This all may have been a sign of the growing desperation of the evil lead trio, in that they didn't think this through. The Berets were causing a lot more damage and terror than many of the enemy attacks, but were traded for disabling one of the Lions, which by that late point in the series, the heroes had gotten very good at undoing.

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* On both Lion {{Voltron}} Anime/{{Voltron}} and the original GoLion, the Red Berets were a small but terrifying force, whether in the very bloody original or the bowlderized adaptation. In both instances, either through murder or just creating terror and chaos, they had the population shuddering inside the Castle, demanding angrily that their heroes protect them and on the edge of despair if not revolt. But when the Berets show up even there, they swarm Black Lion and explode, their dust covering the lead Lion with gunk that renders it immobile and therefore unable to join the others when the giant enemy monster shows up. This all may have been a sign of the growing desperation of the evil lead trio, in that they didn't think this through. The Berets were causing a lot more damage and terror than many of the enemy attacks, but were traded for disabling one of the Lions, which by that late point in the series, the heroes had gotten very good at undoing.
18th Jan '16 4:02:56 PM Willbyr
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* The Gunmen of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' appear in massive numbers when engaging in large scale combat, at the command of their respective leaders. To a much more frightful degree, the attacking forces of the [[spoiler: Anti-Spiral race]] work in deadly efficiency. Fresh troops come in increasingly greater numbers as fast as they fall, pulling out the wrath of lethal bait-and-switch tactics designed to kill an enemy the moment the underestimate their foe.
* In ''{{Hellsing}}'' Alucard's level 0 releases the sum of all the millions of souls he's collected over the centuries, literally drowning entire armies in them. [[spoiler: The irony is that a variation of this trope is The Major's tactic against Alucard. First he let's the vampire battalion murder most of London resulting in above ''3 million'' deaths. Then the Vatican's army arrive and fight the vampire battalion. Alucard shows up and uses his level 0 state to kill them all. The goal is not to hope that his large army will kill off Alucard but to trick him into believing that this was their plan causing Alucard to believe he had been victorious. This would cause him to start to absorb all of the blood (and with it the souls) of all the millions that have died. Then Schrödinger would kill himself and be absorbed so that Alucard would gain his reality warping powers which would cause Alucard to cease to exist.]]

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* The Gunmen of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' appear in massive numbers when engaging in large scale combat, at the command of their respective leaders. To a much more frightful degree, the attacking forces of the [[spoiler: Anti-Spiral race]] work in deadly efficiency. Fresh troops come in increasingly greater numbers as fast as they fall, pulling out the wrath of lethal bait-and-switch tactics designed to kill an enemy the moment the underestimate their foe.
* In ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' Alucard's level 0 releases the sum of all the millions of souls he's collected over the centuries, literally drowning entire armies in them. [[spoiler: The irony is that a variation of this trope is The Major's tactic against Alucard. First he let's the vampire battalion murder most of London resulting in above ''3 million'' deaths. Then the Vatican's army arrive and fight the vampire battalion. Alucard shows up and uses his level 0 state to kill them all. The goal is not to hope that his large army will kill off Alucard but to trick him into believing that this was their plan causing Alucard to believe he had been victorious. This would cause him to start to absorb all of the blood (and with it the souls) of all the millions that have died. Then Schrödinger would kill himself and be absorbed so that Alucard would gain his reality warping powers which would cause Alucard to cease to exist.]]
28th Nov '15 8:30:25 AM Gojirob
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* The main tactic of the Invid in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is to overwhelm the enemy with ''enormous'' numbers of technologically inferior mechas. Best seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLzlwR2z4yE their assault on Tirol]] in the ''Sentinels'' movie (in which the defences of Tirol's capital exact a heavy toll on the attacking Invid scouts and a squadron of bioroid apparently manages to stalemate them... And then three Invid carriers show up and unleash ''six hundreds shock troopers''. [[FromBadToWorse That's just the vanguard, the first wave is still arriving]]. Note that here the Invid are at their ''weakest and less numerous'') and [[https://youtu.be/WEzwGcPmxUs?t=13m6s the Battle of Reflex Point]] at the end of the series and ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' (in which the Robotech Expeditionary Force shows up with a large fleet, opens fire on the Invid carriers to inflict as much losses before they can launch... And the Invid ''still'' come in such numbers they grind down the REF fighter complement and manage to ram their motherships. This is with a ground assault on their main installation tying up much of their forces).

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* The main tactic of the Invid in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is to overwhelm the enemy with ''enormous'' numbers of technologically inferior mechas. Best seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLzlwR2z4yE their assault on Tirol]] in the ''Sentinels'' movie (in which the defences of Tirol's capital exact a heavy toll on the attacking Invid scouts and a squadron of bioroid apparently manages to stalemate them... And then three Invid carriers show up and unleash ''six hundreds shock troopers''. [[FromBadToWorse That's just the vanguard, the first wave is still arriving]]. Note that here the Invid are at their ''weakest and less numerous'') and [[https://youtu.be/WEzwGcPmxUs?t=13m6s the Battle of Reflex Point]] at the end of the series and ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' (in which the Robotech Expeditionary Force shows up with a large fleet, opens fire on the Invid carriers to inflict as much losses before they can launch... And the Invid ''still'' come in such numbers they grind down the REF fighter complement and manage to ram their motherships. This is with a ground assault on their main installation tying up much of their forces).forces).
* On both Lion {{Voltron}} and the original GoLion, the Red Berets were a small but terrifying force, whether in the very bloody original or the bowlderized adaptation. In both instances, either through murder or just creating terror and chaos, they had the population shuddering inside the Castle, demanding angrily that their heroes protect them and on the edge of despair if not revolt. But when the Berets show up even there, they swarm Black Lion and explode, their dust covering the lead Lion with gunk that renders it immobile and therefore unable to join the others when the giant enemy monster shows up. This all may have been a sign of the growing desperation of the evil lead trio, in that they didn't think this through. The Berets were causing a lot more damage and terror than many of the enemy attacks, but were traded for disabling one of the Lions, which by that late point in the series, the heroes had gotten very good at undoing.
6th Aug '15 6:50:00 AM Prfnoff
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* The aliens in both ''GunparadeMarch'' anime series follow this trope only by virtue of their superior numbers and mindlessness. Individual units are ''stronger'' than even the HumongousMecha of Earth (let alone more conventional vehicles, which are present in greater numbers) and the latter are forced to survive via better tactics and superweapons. ''Orchestra'' does show humans finally catching up with genetically engineered {{Mons}}.

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* The aliens in both ''GunparadeMarch'' ''VideoGame/GunparadeMarch'' anime series follow this trope only by virtue of their superior numbers and mindlessness. Individual units are ''stronger'' than even the HumongousMecha of Earth (let alone more conventional vehicles, which are present in greater numbers) and the latter are forced to survive via better tactics and superweapons. ''Orchestra'' does show humans finally catching up with genetically engineered {{Mons}}.
2nd Aug '15 5:11:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''MobileSuitGundam00'': Gundam 00 seems to have been plagued by this one because in the series, a lot of Devines and Brings and also the [[StarfishAliens ELS]] in the movie.

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* ''MobileSuitGundam00'': ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Gundam 00 seems to have been plagued by this one because in the series, a lot of Devines and Brings and also the [[StarfishAliens ELS]] in the movie.
30th Jul '15 10:03:34 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** A large horde of Titans rush to [[spoiler:the Female Titan]] and eat their target before they can be stopped.
** Also how the Rogue Titan falls after its rampage in Trost (but not before murdering all the titans in said rush) and how [[spoiler:Erwin tries to deal with the Armoured and Colossal Titan kidnapping Eren]].
** Pretty much the only tactic that normal Titans have, which is also what makes Abnormals and the Shifters so dangerous.
** Thanks to his new found power [[spoiler: as the coordinate Eren is able to use normal titans in this way, siccing huge horde on Reiner and Bertolt]]
19th Jun '15 2:16:35 PM EDP
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* The main tactic of the Invid in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is to overwhelm the enemy with ''enormous'' numbers of technologically inferior mechas. Best seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLzlwR2z4yE their assault on Tirol]] in the ''Sentinels'' movie (in which the defences of Tirol's capital exact a heavy toll on the attacking Invid scouts and a squadron of bioroid apparently manages to stalemate them... And then three Invid carriers show up and unleash ''six hundreds shock troopers''. [[FromBadToWorse That's just the vanguard, the first wave is still arriving]]. Note that here the Invid are at their ''weakest and less numerous'') and the Battle of Reflex Point at the end of the series and ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' (in which the Robotech Expeditionary Force shows up with a large fleet, opens fire on the Invid carriers to inflict as much losses before they can launch... And the Invid ''still'' come in such numbers they grind down the REF fighter complement and manage to ram their motherships).

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* The main tactic of the Invid in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is to overwhelm the enemy with ''enormous'' numbers of technologically inferior mechas. Best seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLzlwR2z4yE their assault on Tirol]] in the ''Sentinels'' movie (in which the defences of Tirol's capital exact a heavy toll on the attacking Invid scouts and a squadron of bioroid apparently manages to stalemate them... And then three Invid carriers show up and unleash ''six hundreds shock troopers''. [[FromBadToWorse That's just the vanguard, the first wave is still arriving]]. Note that here the Invid are at their ''weakest and less numerous'') and [[https://youtu.be/WEzwGcPmxUs?t=13m6s the Battle of Reflex Point Point]] at the end of the series and ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' (in which the Robotech Expeditionary Force shows up with a large fleet, opens fire on the Invid carriers to inflict as much losses before they can launch... And the Invid ''still'' come in such numbers they grind down the REF fighter complement and manage to ram their motherships).motherships. This is with a ground assault on their main installation tying up much of their forces).
19th Jun '15 2:15:25 PM EDP
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* Seen in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', when the Aincrad Liberation Front (also known as just the Army) rushes a floor boss with precisely zero preparation. They didn't even ''scout'' first. The ones who [[BigDamnHeroes rescued them]] are more than a little pissed at their stupidity, and explicitly call them a "zerg-rush guild." It later turns out that there is a political fissure in the guild, and the leader of one faction managed to trick members of the other into using this tactic.

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* Seen in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', when the Aincrad Liberation Front (also known as just the Army) rushes a floor boss with precisely zero preparation. They didn't even ''scout'' first. The ones who [[BigDamnHeroes rescued them]] are more than a little pissed at their stupidity, and explicitly call them a "zerg-rush guild." It later turns out that there is a political fissure in the guild, and the leader of one faction managed to trick members of the other into using this tactic.tactic.
* The main tactic of the Invid in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is to overwhelm the enemy with ''enormous'' numbers of technologically inferior mechas. Best seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLzlwR2z4yE their assault on Tirol]] in the ''Sentinels'' movie (in which the defences of Tirol's capital exact a heavy toll on the attacking Invid scouts and a squadron of bioroid apparently manages to stalemate them... And then three Invid carriers show up and unleash ''six hundreds shock troopers''. [[FromBadToWorse That's just the vanguard, the first wave is still arriving]]. Note that here the Invid are at their ''weakest and less numerous'') and the Battle of Reflex Point at the end of the series and ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' (in which the Robotech Expeditionary Force shows up with a large fleet, opens fire on the Invid carriers to inflict as much losses before they can launch... And the Invid ''still'' come in such numbers they grind down the REF fighter complement and manage to ram their motherships).
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