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''Science Ninja Team Gatchaman'' was one of the earliest anime to which American audiences were exposed in the late 1970s (but not ''the'' first anime that American audiences were ever exposed to -- that honor most likely goes to ''Anime/AstroBoy'' in the early '60s). The original series appeared on Japanese television in 1972, produced by Creator/TatsunokoProduction; 105 episodes were originally produced, but the English translations used only 85 of those episodes.

The show revolves around five heroic teenagers in bird suits who use ninja-type weapons. Each hero drives a special vehicle which combines with the God Phoenix mothership, which is then able to fire missiles and convert to the Kagaku Ninpo Hinotori ("Science Ninja Art: Firebird", or "Fiery Phoenix" in ''Battle of the Planets''). ''Gatchaman'' was, in fact, [[TropeMaker the very first place the concepts]] of FiveManBand ([[{{The Hero}} hero]], [[{{The Lancer}} cool guy]], [[{{The Chick}} token female]], [[KidAppealCharacter precocious kid]] and [[{{The Big Guy}} big guy with a hick accent]]) and CombiningMecha [[{{Sentai}} intersected]]. The heroes mostly waged battles against the MonsterOfTheWeek built by the evil Galactor crime syndicate/terrorist army, which was ultimately led by Sosai ("Leader") X, an alien supervillain who wanted to rule the Earth, and Berg Katse, a mutant who could shift genders at will.[[note]]Although, in the second dub, GForceGuardiansOfSpace, Berg Katse, or rather "Galactor" (after the organization) is portrayed as the leader with Leader X, or rather "Computor" portrayed as being merely a consultant.[[/note]]

''Gatchaman'' first appeared on American television in 1978, syndicated as ''BattleOfThePlanets'', which has its own page.

In the mid-80s, after the popularity of ''BOTP'' waned and Sandy Frank was trying to find a new way to market the series, Turner Broadcasting Services became interested and acquired the rights to produce a new adaptation. In 1986, Turner hired Fred Ladd to reissue ''Science Ninja Team Gatchaman'' as ''Anime/GForceGuardiansOfSpace'', and it briefly aired in the summer of the following year. Although the stories were much truer to the original, the budget was much lower than that of ''Battle of the Planets'', while the voice acting, dub names, and ''horribly, horribly repetitive'' background music were considered by a lot of fans to be very inferior. After its initial run and a brief revival on the Creator/CartoonNetwork in 1995, ''G-Force'' fell back into obscurity.

The second and third series were then localized by Creator/SabanEntertainment in 1996 as ''Anime/EagleRiders''. As bad as Gatchaman was edited for consumption, the later two series were downright butchered into one series, with some episodes even merged with others and a plot twist manufactured to tie both series together. Only 13 episodes of ''Eagle Riders'' saw the light of day in America, as the rest of the series would be aired only overseas.

For years, the first series was not available in the US uncut, with the last twenty episodes (including the series finale) [[note]]in the case of G-Force, episodes 81, 86, and 88-105 were missing. While Battle of the Planets had a different 20 episodes unadapted: numbers 13, 19, 20, 28, 29, 34, 38, 50, 56, 64, 66, 78, 81, 82, 85, 94, and 102 through 105.[[/note]] unseen until 2005, when Creator/ADVFilms announced the ambitious project to dub ALL 105 episodes into English for release on DVD. Which they did, finishing up the series in five box sets. However, the rights for all of the English-language adaptations expired after Sandy Frank's license lapsed in 2007, which included this version as ADV had sub-licensed the title, leaving fans to KeepCirculatingTheTapes for it and the older dubs.

A lot of older American anime fans [[GatewaySeries saw it as kids]] from one or another syndicator, and have a nostalgic soft spot for it. Many critics do consider it to be a historically important anime. Considering its competition in its time in the realm of SuperHero animated television series was ''SuperFriends'', then the superior animation and writing of ''Gatchaman'' easily made this series the best in the genre until the {{Diniverse}} franchise began in the 1990s.

The series was [[{{Revival}} revived]] in 1994 as a 3-episode {{OVA}} with character designs by Yasuomi "''Mezzo Forte'', ''Kite''" Umetsu and a soundtrack by Maurice White of the band "Earth, Wind, and Fire". A CGI {{Revival}} film animated by Imagi Animation Studios (who rose to fame with the fourth ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' film) was scheduled for release in 2010, but the project entered DevelopmentHell and never came out. More recently, Ken, Joe, and Jun have appeared as playable characters in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' alongside some of Tatsunoko's other greatest hits. A ContinuityReboot anime series titled ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds'' premiered in July 2013, though it's largely InNameOnly. A [[http://japanverse.com/2013/04/gatchaman-live-action-movie-trailer-released/ live-action movie adaptation]] was released in August of 2013 and [[HeyItsThatGuy features Tori Matsuzaka]] [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger (Takeru Shiba/Shinken Red)]] as Ken.

At Anime Boston, ADVFilms' successor SentaiFilmworks [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-25/sentai-filmworks-adds-gatchaman-di-gi-charat-godannar-anime announced]] that they have acquired the license for Gatchaman and will release both the entire 1972 anime series and the 1994 OVA on both DVD and Blu-Ray.

Check the ''[[Characters/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Character Sheet]]'' for character-specific tropes.

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!!''Gatchaman'' provides examples of:

* TheAbridgedSeries: [[http://gatchablog.blogspot.com/2009/05/video-parody-gatchaman-abridged.html Well, there's ONE episode but it would be great if someone decided to continue.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Hayabusa449/videos There at least are two episodes,]] in fact.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Jun has long green hair in the original series and sequels (although some argue [[HairColorDissonance it may be a stylized black]] in the case of the original), but was given short, light brown hair in the '90s OVA remake. The live action adaptation also depicts her as brunette, to provide more realism.
** Ryu has dark brown hair in the original three series, but blond and violet hair in the aforementioned OVA, and dyed red hair in the live action.
* AdaptationNameChange: [[spoiler:Joe's backstory has him born as ''George'' Asakura. His parents were Galactor operatives who were killed trying to escape the organization; Dr. Namba rescued the young boy, renamed him ''Joe'' to hide him from Galactor, and raised him as his own. Through all the animated series, he is referred to and addressed as ''Joe'', but in the 2013 live-action adaptation, he is again ''George'' Asakura.]]
* AgeLift: Ryu is 17 in the original series, but becomes 25 (and the oldest member) in the OVA.
* AllThereInTheManual: Some of the mecha and design changes to Gatchaman II were given an in-story reasoning, but only in an obscure 16-episode radio drama series that aired in 1978, as a way to lead into the sequel.
** While applying to the dub, ADV's scripts gave the name of the female Galactor commander as "Madam X". In the original, she was simply known by terms such as "Female Commander" (onna-taicho).
** Berg Katse's profile from Tatsunoko's planning sheets describes him as being 29 years old, and liking to tame ferocious animals. The latter detail did not quite make it into the series, and his age was slightly raised to 30 in the compilation film.
** The magazine ''Fantastic Graphics TV Anime'' had an article staged as an interview with the characters, where various bits of origin info were revealed [[note]]Such as Ryu being the last member to join the team after saving Nambu in a boating accident, as well as Jun losing her parents as a child and then her aunt dying.[[/note]] However, as the original planning sheets made no note of these facts, their canon status is questionable.
* AlternateHistory: The first series takes place in 2001, an indeterminate amount of time after a war between two neighboring countries[[note]]Mistranslations of early supplemental material had fans believing it was a third world war, although it is never said that that's the case[[/note]]. Many countries shown in the series have [[FictionalCountry names suspiciously similar to real ones]] or are hybrids of a few different countries, save for some like Japan. There at least THREE different countries based off of America in the series, all meant as separate entities yet with similar naming scheme (Ameria, Ameris, and Amerishima).
* AmnesiacDissonance: Episode 60 involves Ken saving an amnesiac pilot who ends up becoming an unofficial sixth member of the team. When he recovers his memories during a mission and remembers that he was a member of Gallactor, he must decide between his loyalty to Gallactor or his new-found friends at the Gatchaman team.
* AnchoredShip: Ken and Jun. Jun clearly has feelings for Ken, and he often appears to have some for her despite his utter cluelessness when it comes to romance in general, but because of their duties and the importance of the Science Ninja Team's unity above all else the status of their relationship remains undecided until [[spoiler:the end of the third series]]. BattleOfThePlanets averted this entirely with [[ShipTease Mark and Princess]], though.
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: While their names don't imply this trope, their costumes and ship do.
* AsLethalAsItNeedsToBe: The weapons here qualify. Sometimes depicted as lethal, sometimes not. The only two that had definite lethal variations were Jun's yo-yos, which could be turned into bombs; and Jinpei's bolos, which could be loaded with timed explosives.
* AttackAttackAttack: Joe's only strategy is attacking the enemy until they all are dead. Let's say that that the [[CombiningMecha God]] [[CoolAirship Phoenix]] has a button to activate the missile launcher and Joe has practically worn it down all by himself since he is always pressing it (and if the missile attack fails? He presses the button again until they have run out of missiles). Even in scouting or infiltrating missions where they must be stealth instead of not engaging the enemy, he is always asking why they are NOT blowing them up.
* BackToBackBadasses: Constantly. Most of times it was [[TheHero Ken]] [[RedOniBlueOni and]] [[TheLancer Joe]] or Ken [[BattleCouple and]] [[TheChick Jun]] who did the back-to-back fight, but it any member of the team could -and did- find in a situation that demanded fighting back-to-back with a teammate.
* BadassNormal: The entire team sort of since none of them have any latent superhuman abilities and can kick ass even as civilians.
* BigRedButton: The firing button for the God Phoenix's bird missiles.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull:
--> ''"Bird Go!"''
* CallingYourAttacks: "Kagaku Ninpou (Science Ninja Technique)! Tatsumaki (Tornado) Fighter!"
** This show premiered a few months before MazingerZ, which is considered to be either the TropeMaker or TropeCodifier of this trope. This show may even be the UrExample.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The aforementioned Science Ninja Technique Tornado Fighter.
* ChestInsignia
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman - The costumes, called "Bird Styles" enable the team to use a few special techniques (usually involving [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning really fast]]) and enhance their speed/agility/mobility some by granting them the ability to glide and maneuver in air (by jumping really high, etc.). They are also bulletproof against small arms fire (but they still have to dodge bullets since the impact will hurt them regardless).
* CombinationAttack
* CombiningMecha: The God Phoenix.
* CompilationMovie: One was released in Japan in 1978, which compiled key moments from the series[[note]]the first episode, the "Red Impulse" arc, and the finale[[/note]] into a 2-hour theatrical feature meant to reacquaint viewers with the original series before the premiere of the ''Gatchaman II'' series a few months later. New footage was also added to the beginning, with Leader X narrating about his purpose and a brief animated sequence showing [[spoiler: two fetuses being merged, with an image of Katse superimposed over them]]
* CoolPlane: The God Phoenix, again.
* CutAndPasteTranslation: The series has to set a minor record for having not only one, but several made of it for the American/English language market, including BattleOfThePlanets, the slightly more faithful GForceGuardiansOfSpace, and EagleRiders, based on the later series. As well as somewhat more faithful dubs in more recent years.
* DistressBall: Everyone picks it up every now and then due to stubbornness or overconfidence.
** Jinpei in episode 8. Bothered by his alter ego The Swallow's lack of popularity, he decides to go off on his own to save their new underwater base from Galactor and to show everyone just how heroic The Swallow really is. Naturally, he gets nabbed by Katse and has to call the rest of the team for help.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Joe, but only [[PostScriptSeason after]] [[{{Retcon}} the fact]]]].
* DubNameChange: Only the ADV Films dub kept everyone's original names.
* [[spoiler:EarthShatteringKaboom]]: [[spoiler:The fate the Earth would have faced, hadn't Joe used his feather in the earthquake machine in the first season finale.]]
* EveryoneKnowsMorse: The drummer of a rock band [[BrownNote captured by Galactor]] manages to smuggle out a distress signal this way.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: ''Ninja Art: Tornado Fighter!''
** The episode where Joe is put in a spinning cylinder.
* FauxtasticVoyage: Used to foil a mass prison breakout launched by Galactor.
* FiveManBand: The TropeMaker (or at least the TropeCodifier), there are two Smart Guys[[note]]Technically Jinpei and occasionally Jun[[/note]] on the team.
** TheHero: Ken "The Eagle" Washio (G1)
** TheLancer: Joe "The Condor" Asakura (G2)
** TheChick: Jun "The Swan" (G3)
** KidAppealCharacter: Jinpei "The Swallow" (G4), also TheFace by virtue of being the only child on the team and he certainly has a way with other children.
** TheBigGuy: Ryu "The Owl" Nakanishi (G5)
* ForgottenSuperweapon: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the series concerning the God Phoenix's Fiery Phoenix function as it is very dangerous to use, is hard on the crew regardless and thus is strictly a last resort measure.
* FurBikini: A [[FluffyFashionFeathers feather one]] seen [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gatchaman_carnival.jpg during a carnival style celebration]] in one episode.
* GainaxEnding: In the case of Gatchaman Fighter (the second sequel) and the '90s remake OVA, which both end in a rather bizarre fashion. [[spoiler: At the end of Fighter, Leader Z explodes with the Science Ninja Team still apparently inside it- but not before the spirit of Dr. Nambu appears to an apparently dying Ken and urges him to "LIVE", and his mysterious pendant glows and causes the team's mechas to merge together. In the end it's insisted that the Gatchaman can never die, for they are the immortal phoenix, as a large flaming phoenix shoots through space to make its way back to Earth. In the OVA, there's a similar case with the team seeing a mysterious spirit in a Gatchaman-esque uniform that tells them to "spread their wings wide". The glowing figure makes its way back to Earth to greet Nambu, and the Phoenix ship flies by once more, before transforming into a similar white Phoenix spirit and flying off to parts unknown.]]
* GiantEqualsInvincible: SubvertedTrope. Yes, Galactor's {{Robeast}} were HumongousMecha that easily whitstood any attack the army threw at them, and destroying them in return, but a FiveManBand of teenagers with a CoolAirship was all what was needed to take on them.
* GratuitousEnglish/SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The live-action film used a ''lot'' of American and European extras and background characters in order to invoke an international feel. Of note is one scene where a (very) white security guard at a gala event instructs guests ("Put you hand there. Thank you, next." (motions towards scanner) "Please, alright. Put your hand there. Alright, next..." etc') on the use of an ID scanner. A negative result causes Ken to reply back to him in equally flawless English.
-->'''Ken''': Strange, it might be broken.
* HenshinHero
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Joe...who is then brought back as a cyborg in the second series...[[PostScriptSeason 4 years later.]]]]
* HoistHeroOverhead: ''Not'' by a Bad Guy either.
* HotBlooded: Joe was the most hot-blooded by far: a hot-tempered, emotional, impulsive, impatient, arrogant BloodKnight and trigger-happy TheGunslinger whom his own teammates had to hold back from attacking the enemy. His hastiness and impatience caused conflicts in the team and [[LeeroyJenkins often got them in troubles]]. And after the first series, when [[spoiler:he got turned into a cyborg,]] he became even ''more'' reckless and ''more'' violent, since he knew that [[spoiler:his cybernetic body could withstand insane amounts of punishment,]] hence he could get away with even more dangerous stunts.
* HotWings: The God Phoenix's "Firebird" mode.
* HumongousMecha
* HurtingHero: Ken lost his father when he was a little child. Later he [[spoiler:finds out that his father is alive only to see how he was KilledOffForReal]] shortly after. At the ending of the series, Joe [[spoiler:commits a HeroicSacrifice to save them.]] At the next series his mentor and surrogate father [[spoiler:gets killed.]] All of that trauma slowly wore his sanity off, and although at the beginning he was the prototypical TheHero and TheLeader with NervesOfSteel, for the final series he had become so violent, uncontrollable and impulsive like TheLancer.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon:
--> ''"Sometimes one, sometimes five; the white shadow that moves unseen..."''
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: How do you make more awesome a FiveManBand of highly-trained spandex-suited teenagers, equipped with {{Badass Cape}}s, {{Cool Helmet}}s all kind of weapons, a CoolShip and combat vehicles? You make them ninjas, of course!
* LastNoteNightmare: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYcREjNUHGc Warera Gatchaman]], the opening theme of the first sequel, Gatchaman II. You're listening to a rousing song about how awesome the Gatchaman team is, and then suddenly, out of nowhere, the song ends with a nasty ScareChord.
* LighthousePoint: A moving one appeared in one episode.
* LimitedAnimation: In some episodes, it's painfully obvious that columns of identical-looking people are running out of buildings or whatever.
* LimitedWardrobe: Although this was sort of explained as their civilian clothes are not simply swapped out for their superhero outfits and actually become them. This was a major plot point when Jun lost one of her shoes and Galactor realized that the Gatchaman team had secret indentities when it accidently transformed into the boot of her costume.
* LiteralChangeOfHeart: Condor's heart is replaced.
* LocalHangout: The Snack J., a bar/dance club owned by Jun, and operated by her and Jinpei. They also live there as well.
* MechaMooks: Flesh-and-blood {{Mooks}} in the originals became "robot soldiers" in the US edits.
* TheMockbuster: A South Korean film called "Iron Man 007" was produced in 1976, heavily lifting from the original Gatchaman (as well as Gaiking). Later, after Gatchaman received an actual dub in Korea in 1979 (''Dokksori O Hungaie'', "Eagle Five Brothers"), a two-part recap movie that recounted Gatchaman II was produced in the following year - but with ''new'' South Korean animation that was [[http://blog.naver.com/connell3/50016439194 traced over and recolored]] from the original Tatsunoko footage, sometimes with some unusual alterations[[note]]In particular, Dr. Pandora goes from wearing a blue jumpsuit to wearing a rather low-cut pink dress in the Korean footage. Her blonde daughter is also changed into a brunet son. Gel Sadra and Pandora's deaths are also altered, with Pandora dying due to X firing a laser beam through her body, while Gel Sadra dies in a mecha explosion.[[/note]]Tatsunoko Productions didn't get wind of the unauthorized copy until sometime in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]].
* MonogenderMonsters: All featured {{Mook}}s of Galaktor were male.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Every episode usually featured a new MechanicalMonster for the team vanquishing.
* {{Mooks}}: The standard Galactor Goon squads.
** MascotMook: Turtle King was the first opponent the team faced. In all adaptations and remakes have been done since, Turtle King always shows up, and usually he is the first MechanicalMonster than TheDragon sends.
* {{Ninja}}
** HighlyVisibleNinja: They're wearing ''Technicolor bird suits''...
** TechnicolorNinjas: ...but one could argue that because the enemy bases are really bright in colors, the lighter colors of Ken and Jun should provide stealth. Also, the enemy bases/mecha tend to have varying colors as well.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In early development of the series, Tatsunoko used photos of different actors for the character designers to base the designs off of. Berg Katse was modeled off of the actress Kim Novak, Ken was modeled off of Sonny Chiba, and Joe was based from Steve [=McQueen=].
* NoEnding: The finale was never seen in the US until 2007, when the Creator/ADVFilms finally released them.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Ken/Jun,]] although it was not until the end of the series when she chose him over [[spoiler:Joe.]]
* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter
* OminousFog: In an early episode, clouds of OminousFog cover an oceanic area where ships are vanishing. At the beginning of the episode a character tells he does not like that eerie fog and it is crepping him out, and another character scoffs that are silly superstitions and [[TemptingFate there is nothing to be frightened of]]... right before they disappear.
* OncePerEpisode: Once every episode one or all team members would scream: "Bird, Go!" (or, if you watch the Spanish dubbing, "Mutación", that is not an accurate translation -mutación=mutation- but sounds even cooler)" to change their civilian clothes into their super-hero costumes.[[note]]In "Battle of the Planets", the transformation phrase was changed to "Transmute!", while "G-Force: Guardians of Space" changed it to "Transform!" or "G-Force, Transform!"[[/note]]
* PostScriptSeason: The second series came 4 years after the original ended, although the third (Gatchaman F) came right after that one.
* PsychoRangers: The OVA introduces the "Jupiter Death Squad" (dub name) that. unlike the usual example, just has four guys (Jinpei wasn't important enough to mimic?)
* PyrrhicVictory: Gatchaman is able to defeat Galactor once and for all,[[spoiler:but not without Joe's HeroicSacrifice]].
* PreExplosionGlow
* RaceLift: Joe is Sicilian in the original series and OVA, but Japanese in the live-action film.
* RadialAssKicking: It nearly happened in a daily basis, with the Spectra commanders sending a legion of {{Mook}}s to try to overwhelming the team with sheer numbers. Needless to say, it was not a very effective strategy.
* RelationshipUpgrade: It happened at the end of the third series (Gatchaman Fighter) when [[spoiler:Jun finally chose Ken over Joe]] and they got together.
* {{Retcon}}: Considering that the second series came four years after the original, and considering the original show's ending, [[spoiler:Joe being resurrected as a cyborg]] can't be anything else.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: Flying, anyway.
* RunningGag: A non-comedic example (except when it is comedic): Joe always wanting to use the bird missile. Ken/the rest of the team tries to dissuade him from using it. With various results.
* {{Sentai}}: A [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Ancestor]] and {{Ur-example}} of the trope.
* ShipTease: Ken and Jun. Jinpei makes fun of this.
* SpinAttack: Ninja technique Tornado Fighter, performed by the whole team. [[http://animewombat.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/gatchaman01-69.jpg They would stand on the each other's shoulders]] (or depending on the iteration, form a ring) and would spin quickly, [[RadialAssKicking spawning a tornado around them that would wipe the entire opposition]].
* StockFootage: The "Bird, Go!" transformation sequence is the most notable usage of stock footage in the series. So much so that the production notes for the series even specified for the animators to reuse Ken's transformation footage for scenes where the group would transform, to avoid the cost of having to animate five individual sequences.
* StockShoutOut: Tons of anime have had shout outs and references to this show, especially the first episode. Heck, even several western cartoons have referenced this or one of its dub versions.
* StormingTheCastle: In each series' GrandFinale.
* SuperHero: The producers were big fans of American superhero comics and were eager to try their take on the genre.
* SuperSentaiStance: Lots and lots of posters of this.
* TellMeHowYouFight: Although they appear to fight the same at a glance, each member of the Science Ninja Team has subtlety different fighting styles. Ken, being TheHero, will often incorporate flashy, elaborate, show-off techniques into his moves, while Joe is usually much more direct and prefers [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown No Holds Barred Beatdowns]], incapacitating strikes and killing blows. Jun is a typical SheFu practitioner and mainly uses highly acrobatic maneuvers combined with kick based attacks and open-palmed strikes. Jinpei takes advantage of his smaller size to be as speedy and agile as possible, and will often sabotage his opponent's attacks before they have a chance to hit him. Ryu uses sumo style techniques which take full advantage of his bulk and raw strength.
* ThreePointLanding: Lots and lots of these by all hands.
* TitleConfusion: Many viewers referred to ''{{Battle of the Planets}}'' as "G-Force", even before the version that was actually called ''G-Force'' came out (and causing further confusion).
* TotallyRadical: A very unique example as the ADV dub makes no attempt to modernise the show at all and actually makes liberal use of 70's slang such as "groovy" and "solid."
* TransformationTrinket: Their bracelet/communicators also triggers change into bird style when they say "[[ByThePowerOfGreyskull Bird go!]]". Most importantly, the bracelets have to stay on while transformed or they change back to civilian form if the bracelets are broken or knocked loose.
* TrueCompanions: Very much so.
* WeaksauceWeakness: The God Phoenix has rather nonsensical design flaws, the most egregious is how the plane's weapons systems are nonfunctional unless all the sub-vehicles are docked inside.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Dr. Pandora in Gatchaman II is listed in the notes to be approximately 21-23 years old, although she looks like she could reasonably be in her thirties.

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