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''Gall Force'' is a group of science fiction anime {{OAV}} series made starting in 1986 by the studio Artmic, with production by Youmex and AIC.

The original series concerns a HopelessWar between the OneGenderRace of Solnoids (humanoid females) and the Paranoids, who are an amorphous race that usually inhabits [[MobileSuitHuman powered armor suits]]. The remaining crew of the Solnoid cruiser ''Star Leaf'' barely escape the destruction of their fleet in yet another hopeless battle, only to get caught up in a conspiracy that will have far reaching consequences for all concerned.

The original story has two direct sequels, in which Lufy is rescued ten years after being stranded in space during the original. She joins up with another replica of Catty and her team, first to prevent the ongoing war from claiming Earth and the ''Star Leaf'''s legacy, and later in a last desperate attempt to bring everything to an end other than the mutual annihilation both sides seem to be seeking.

Later, ''[[OddlyNamedSequel Rhea]] Gall Force'' and its sequels, the ''Earth Chapter'' revisit the story on a post-apocalyptic Earth, thousands of years after the original series. The LostTechnology of the Solnoids and Paranoids have given birth to the "NME", techno-organic weapons trying to KillAllHumans, and the [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Spiritual Descendants]] of the original cast find themselves fighting for survival.

The more obscure final entry in the original continuity is ''New Era'', which has humanity rebuild from the ashes of the Earth Chapter, only to fall into conflict with a race of {{Artificial Human}}s they created. But the legacy of the "NME" is still plotting to destroy everything, and the only hope of preserving any of humanity lies with Catty's newest incarnation.

The series saw a revival in 1996 with ''Gall Force:The Revolution'' -- an attempted ContinuityReboot of the franchise that replaced the Paranoids with a perpetual civil war between factions of Solnoids, and a group of rebels trying to bring that war to an end. Despite [[NamesToKnowInAnime an all-star cast of seiyuu]], the series was quickly forgotten, and is [[NoExportForYou the only part of the franchise not released in English]].
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!!The ''Gall Force'' franchise provides examples of:

* AcePilot - Lufy, an "Attacker" with over 150 confirmed kills and a medallion to prove it.
* AdamAndEvePlot - Implied.
* AmazonBrigade
* AnimalThemeNaming - Most of the Solnoids: Rabby (Rabbit), Lufy (Wolf), Catty (Cat), etc.
** Alternately, there's RockThemeNaming in ''New Era''.
* ArtificialHuman - The "new life form" from the originals; The "Yumans" from ''New Era''.
* {{Autodoc}} - When Lufy is brought into the analysis station operated by Spea, they just move her into a chamber and press some buttons to restart her heart from a state of suspended animation. Spea mentions offhand that there are several injuries that may require organ replacement.
* {{Badass}} - Lufy takes out the vast majority of an alien attack group while using the equivalent of her fighter's ''escape pod''.
* BackFromTheDead - Lufy was rescued to appear in the first two sequels.
* BigEater - Rumy.
* BizarreAlienBiology - The "new life form" grows to adulthood within maybe 20 minutes.
** The Paranoids themselves are an exceptionally bizarre race, essentially morphing slime that, aboard their own ships, shapes itself around a robotic frame to move around more easily. They enter their attack ships by being sluiced off the frame and through tubes, literally being ''piped into'' their mecha.
* BloodKnight - Lufy.
* BoisterousBruiser - Lufy.
* BrattyHalfPint - Rumy.
* TheConstant - [[spoiler:Catty. After another of her model appears in the original series, ''Earth Chapter'' introduces another duplicate rebuilt by Earth humanity millenia later; this duplicate also appears in ''New Era''.]]
* ContinuityReboot - ''Gall Force: The Revolution''
* DogFightingFurballs - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqwaCGN0Gdg A smaller one occurs]] with TheBattlestar, two fighters, three HumongousMecha and a suit of PowerArmor versus maybe two or three dozen "battle drones" (actually StarfishAliens in Power Armor).
* DreamSequence - In the escape ship.
* DubInducedPlotHole - It's relatively minor, just a bit of a characterization goof: in the dub, Lufy is nicer to Pony before the spacewalk, saying "You'll live. Promise." This line doesn't exist in the sub, and it's Rabby who encourages the tech to go across the zipline.
* {{Fanservice}} - Via {{Innocent Fanservice Girl}}s and {{Shower Scene}}s.
* EarthAllAlong
* EarthIsABattlefield - Actually, [[spoiler:the moon]].
* EternalRecurrence - If the subtitle of the first movie wasn't a clue, then the lookalikes in ''Rhea'' and beyond should be a better one. [[spoiler:''New Era'' just makes it {{Anvilicious}}.]]
* EverybodysDeadDave - The seven crewwomen of the original OVA are the sole survivors of the Star Leaf (plus one guest).
* FaceFullOfAlienWingWong - Eluza, Patty.
* FasterThanLightTravel - Via a jump drive.
* FireForgedFriends - By the end of their battle together defending the ''Star Leaf'', Rabby and Lufy are virtually the FanPreferredCouple.
* FlingALightIntoTheFuture
* ForeignSoundingGibberish - The text on the screens seems to have a lot of stylized Latin letters, some of which are written upside down.
* GovernmentConspiracy - Between [[spoiler:the Solnoid and Paranoid leadership]]. The "Species Unification Plan".
* HalfHumanHybrid - Well, half-''humanoid''.
* HopeSpot - ''Stardust War'', the finale of the original series. [[spoiler: Captain Nebulart reveals a newly terraformed planet Embryo to the remnants of the Solnoid and Paranoid fleets meeting for an apocalyptic battle, and broadcasts a final plea for both sides to put the meaningless battle behind them. The battle stops as both sides listen to the message. Then someone gets an itchy trigger finger, and an omnicidal BlastOut ensues.]]
* HumanAliens - The Solnoids.
* HumongousMecha - The Paranoid "dynamech", among others.
* IdenticalGrandson - The ''Rhea[=/=]Earth Chapter'' and ''New Era'' series have counterparts of the original cast, that are {{Hand Wave}}d by this trope.
* [[ItsAllJunk It's All Junk]] - Lufy throws her "Attacker" medal to the floor when Rabby accuses her of not caring about her fellow pilots who died while she earned it.
* KillSat - The {{BFG}} of Kill Sats, it orbits a ''sun''. The sun it's supposed to ''kill''. The development of this weapon scares both sides of the Solnoid-Paranoid war into trying to TakeAThirdOption.
* [[LoserSonOfLoserDad Loser Daughter Of Loser Mad Scientist]]: Sandy Newman of the ''Rhea[=/=]Earth Chapter'' series (Rabby's reincarnation), the daughter of the scientist who discovered the ruins from ''Eternal Story'' and created the NME.
* MartyrWithoutACause - Arguably Lufy's motivation for her YouShallNotPass HeroicSacrifice in ''Eternal Story''.
* MechaMook - The Solnoid "cyborg soldiers" who appear starting in the second installment of the original series.
* NamesToKnowInAnime - KenichiSonoda was responsible for the original character designs.
* NotGoodWithPeople - Pony, the only crew member able to communicate with the OX-11 mainframe, but a ShrinkingViolet with her crewmates.
* OneGenderRace - The Solnoids.
* OppositeSexClone - The "new life form". This is actually a subversion: [[spoiler:the plan wasn't to make an OppositeSexClone, but to convert a Solnoid into a totally different species by fusing "contact point" into one. The point was removed before it could fuse with Patty.]]
* {{OVA}}
* PoweredArmor - Used by Lufy.
* TheRealRemingtonSteele - [[spoiler:Catty Nebulart]]
* TheRemake - ''Gall Force: The Revolution'', a 1996 {{Revival}} {{OVA}}.
* ReTool - ''Rhea Gall Force''/''Earth Chapter'', ''New Era''.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots - [[spoiler:Catty]]
* RobotBuddy - TOIL and AIL.
* {{Roboteching}} - While one translation refers to what the ships are firing as missiles, and they're drawn that way at least once, the majority of the time the bendy-path weapons look and act more like ''lasers''.
* SenselessSacrifice - [[spoiler: Pony essentially dies just to satisfy her curiosity.]]
* SoleSurvivor - Seven people survived on the ''Star Leaf''. Only one of them made it to the end.
* SpaceIsNoisy
* SpaceWar
* StarKilling
* StrawManHasAPoint: While Rabby is horrified that [[spoiler:thousands of Solnoids were killed in order to create a New Life Form, it's pointed out that both sides had been fighting for centuries and were on the verge of wiping each other out.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Shildy, who replaced Rabby as Lufy's foil in the sequels to ''Eternal Story''.
* TheTeamWannabe - Mitty
* TenLittleMurderVictims
* TokenMiniMoe - Rumy.
* TransformingMecha - The hoverbikes that turn into humanoid robots.
* WorldOfActionGirls - Justified by being a OneGenderRace.
* WrenchWench - Pony.
* YouAreInCommandNow - Eluza.
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