This page is devoted to the various {{Mecha}} in Gurren Lagann

For the Main characters, go to the Characters/TengenToppaGurrenLagann page.\\
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[[folder:The Titular Mecha]]

!!'''Lagann'''
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A strange, miniature Gunmen robot that transforms into a drill bit. It was discovered by Simon embedded deep underground, along with the Core Drill that serves as its ignition key. Lagann is a very expressive robot that reflects how its pilot feels and is quite adept with generating many more drills. Though Lagann is a small target with not much threatening presence, its power is apparently limitless. Forms the head of Gurren Lagann, adorned by a helmet pinched from the Enki.

* CombiningMecha: With anything.
* EmpathicWeapon: Reacts to Spiral Power, and particularly Simon's spiral power. [[spoiler: Eventually proven to have a mind of its own.]]
* FastballSpecial: Lagann has been both the ball and the pitcher.
* MiniMecha: It's tiny compared to others.
* NoConservationOfEnergy: Grows as many drills as Simon needs, out of nowhere.
* SpringCoil: Can sprout a set of defensive springs from its legs to leap out of the way from enemy attack or act as shock absorbers in the event of a rough landing.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill
* ThisIsADrill
* YouWillBeAssimilated: A rare heroic example; it grabs enemy mecha and absorbs every part of them into itself.

!!'''Gurren'''
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A Gunmen formerly known as the Gunzar that belonged to a Beastman commander named Dusack. Kamina hijacked the Gunmen and quickly learned how to pilot it, but then attacked two other enemy Gunmen so brutally, Gunzar's feeble limbs couldn't handle the abuse and all but one disintegrated. Littner Village salvaged new limbs from the Gunmen destroyed in the fight that ensued to take the Gunzar, and it was quickly rebuilt into the Gurren, which served as Kamina's mecha. Forms the body of Lagann, and was later bestowed a set of wings taken from another Gunmen. [[spoiler:It got speared through the chest by Tymilph, piercing into the cockpit and inflicting a lethal wound to its pilot. Eventually passed over to Rossiu's ownership when Kamina died, but he was a bit clumsy at controlling it. Yoko also had a more promising stint piloting Gurren, though she regretted stepping into the cockpit where her love interest was killed. Eventually, Gurren found a permanent owner in the form of Viral, whose own mecha had finally quit working altogether. After his HeelFaceTurn, he became Simon's trusty co-pilot in the Gurren.]]

* AceCustom: Subverted; it's essentially just a [[RuleOfCool cool-looking]] mecha without Lagann.
** It ''was'' rebuilt by Leeron and his team from the hijacked Gunzar and the remains of two other Gunmen and is more powerful than Gunzar (the limbs of which were weak enough to snap from delivering strong blows). It's not as powerful as Viral's AceCustom Enki, however.
* BadassNormal: Still powerful without special features.
* {{BFS}}: Originally wielded a pair of these, but after Kamina captured it, he had them melted down into its signature CoolShades.
* CombiningMecha: With Lagann.
* CoolShades: Modeled after [[TriangleShades Kamina's own]].
* GrandTheftPrototype: While the majority of the hero-controlled gunmen in the show are implied to have been aquired in the same fashion, this one stands out on the grounds that this was the one that inspired the rest.
* FastballSpecial
* HumongousMecha
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
** [[WeCanRebuildHim It survived the ordeal]] well enough to still be usable afterwards. [[spoiler:Its pilot at the time, [[TearJerker sadly, did not]].]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Uses its CoolShades either as a sword or a boomerang.
* OutOfFocus: After [[spoiler:[[HesBack Simon's rebirth]]]], the Gurren doesn't get any more solo action scenes, serving as little more than an extension for Lagann. The only time it actually ''moved'' without Lagann was [[spoiler: during Viral's FastballSpecial during the FinalBattle]]. It has the saddest justification: [[spoiler: Kamina has died, and the mecha has now lost its original characterization as Kamina's avatar while fighting. Thus, the focus shifts to purely Simon, who carries on for both of them, with Gurren being a part of Lagann just like Kamina remains a part of him.]]

!!'''Gurren-Lagann'''
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The protagonist's main mecha, and the [[TitleDrop titular mecha]] in the dub. Formed from Gurren and Lagann, hence the name. Lagann drills through the canopy of Gurren, and Spiral Power causes the mecha to fuse, extending the limbs and joints of the mecha until they appear muscular and humanoid. Capable of sprouting an insane number of drills in various shapes and sizes, depending on the Spiral Power and willpower of the pilots, and generating defensive barriers. Piloted by two people- one in the head, one in the torso.

It soon acquired several new battle armaments- a helmet snatched from Enki, and later, a set of wings that gave it the ability to fly. Gurren Lagann can also pilot Arc-Gurren, using one of its drills as an activation key like the Core Drill Simon keeps with him.

* TheAssimilator: Integrates anything that gets added to its machinery.
* CentipedesDilemma: Will not function if its pilot overthinks how to operate it.
* CombiningMecha: With [[CoolStarship Arc-Gurren]]. Then with [[ThatsNoMoon Cathedral Terra]]. Then with [[spoiler:[[SerialEscalation Team Dai-Gurren]]]]
* CoolHelmet: Taken by force from Enki's busted head.
* CoolShades: Forged out of the swords wielded by Gunzar.
* FastballSpecial: Involves Gurren's pilot ripping the mecha's head off.
* FangsAreEvil: On Gurren: Averted.
* FinishingMove! GIGA! '''DRILL!''' '''''BREAK!'''''
* HumongousMecha: You standard issue version. [[spoiler: The later ones take it SerialEscalation.]]
* IncendiaryExponent: In Episode 7, the Man On Fire Blazing Chariot Kick.
* LossOfIdentity: Gurren Lagann grows accustomed to a pilot's personality and begins to respond naturally after they are in sync with it. However, should that pilot enter an ill or irrational state, and the mecha is as good as a multi-story doorstop.
* MadeOfIron: In episode 7, when the much larger Dai-Gunzan attempts to rip apart the Gurren Lagann, the Gurren Lagann's joints manage to hold off for more than 20 seconds before [[BigDamnHeroes being saved by Dayakka's cannon.]]
* MeaningfulName: Translates as "crimson lotus enveloping face", the combination of Gurren and Lagann's two-word translated names.
* MegatonPunch: Has more than enough power to send foes flying with a single punch and easily demolish lesser {{Mook}}s.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Flight.
* NoConservationOfEnergy: Drills out of every orifice.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: The CoolShades can be used as one. So can its wings.
* RealityWarper: Crosses with TheDeterminator. Gurren Lagann created a wormhole through space to reach a very far away Rossiu in seconds flat [[spoiler:before he could carry out suicide]].
* TearsFromAStone: There is a heavy downpour of rain after [[spoiler:Kamina dies]]. Rain trickles down the face of Gurren Lagann and makes it look like it's crying along with the vast majority of Team Dai-Gurren.
* ThisIsADrill: You couldn't get any more literal: it's a walking drill warrior!
* TitleDrop: English dub only. The name isn't used in Japanese.
* UseYourHead: Headbutts the Enki in a stalemate.
** Gurren Lagann can also detach its head for use as an emergency weapon.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Bizarrely, a mecha that may ralph up Spiral Energy by the bushels if its pilot tosses their cookies.
* WeaponOfChoice: Obviously, drills. However, it can also utilize fire, raw Spiral Power, and boomerangs.

!!'''Arc Gurren-Lagann'''
A combination between Gurren-Lagann and the Arc Lordgenome left for humanity to enter space with. Of the Gurren-Lagann forms, this one shows up the least, but it is notable for winning one of the first unambiguous victories against the Anti-Spirals.
* CombiningMecha: Gurren-Lagann and a CoolStarship...''and they're not done yet.''
* CoolShades: Subverted; this is the only form that does not have any cool shades.
* FinishingMove: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rfKf8JLnbY Burst...SPINNING]]...'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rfKf8JLnbY PUNCH!]]'''"
** Here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMnaAIcswic English]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLNpbCzemvw Japanese]] versions from the anime.
* HumongousMecha: Comparatively tiny compared to some of the future mechs, but towers over other "Space Gunmen." ''And'' houses a colony fit for hundreds of thousands of people!
* MegatonPunch: Rather than pulling off a Giga Drill Breaker in its initial battle, it finishes off an Anti-Spiral battleship by punching it so hard it hits nothing, and ''breaks it'', ripping out of space-time before it explodes.
* SerialEscalation: A bigger version of Gurren-Lagann.
* VictoryThroughIntimidation: All it does is flare up its Spiral Aura once and a huge number of Mugann are destroyed.

!!'''Super Galaxy Gurren-Lagann'''
--> ''Our friends' hopes and dreams are etched into its body, transforming the infinite darkness into light! Unmatched in Heaven, and Earth; one machine, equal to the gods! Super Galaxy GURREN LAGANN! ... We're gonna show you the power... of the human race.''
The combination of Arc Gurren-Lagann with the Cathedral Terra/Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren.
* CombiningMecha
* CoolShades: Two ''massive'' pairs of star-shaped shades. Generated after Cathedral Lazengann[[note]]the original mech form of Cathedral Terra/Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren[[/note]] is upgraded into Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann.
* HumongousMecha: Practically the size of the ''moon'', and can handle the impact of ''planets''.
* MoreDakka: Its Maelstrom Cannon could best be classified as an anti-''universe'' gun, able to hit targets that were hiding in space-time itself. It's as close as anyone's likely to get to enough dakka. [[spoiler:It still misses.]]
* SerialEscalation: A much bigger version of Arc Gurren.
* ShoutOut: The way it's introduced is practically identical to how the GunBuster was first launched: slowly rising up in the [[BadassArmfold Gainax Pose]]. There are many similarities in their overall shape as well.
* ShowyInvincibleHero: Counts as this in its own right, since its entire introduction is a massive CurbStompBattle against the previously devastating Anti-Spiral defense force. Even [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers]] couldn't stand up to its power.
* ThatsNoMoon: The Cathedral Terra was disguised as the Earth's moon.
* ThisIsADrill: Combines the two enormous drills on its shoulders for an epic Giga Drill Breaker, but also can turn its ''fingers'' into drills.
** TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: Promptly skewered by the Granzeboa in both the FinalBattle and ''Lagann-Hen.'']]

!!'''Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann'''
--> ''Don't underestimate us. We don't care about time, or space or... multi-dimensional whatevers! We don't give a damn about that. Force your way down a path YOU choose to take, and do it all yourself! That's the way Team Dai-Gurren rolls! Even when trapped by karma's cycle, the dreams we left behind will open the door! Even if the universe stands in our way, our seething blood will determine what will be! We'll break through time and space and defy all who would stop us to grab hold of our path! TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN!'' WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE?
The titular mecha, formed for the final battle and piloted by the entirety of Team Dai-Gurren. Galaxies ''whimper'' before it in terms of comparative size.
* AllYourPowersCombined: In addition to being piloted by ''everyone'' left standing, it can manifest weapons like Viral's swords and Yoko's rifle to attack with.
* [[spoiler:AnArmAndALeg]]: [[spoiler:Savagely dismantled by the Granzeboma in ''Lagann-Hen'', spurting out red liquid similar to blood. ]]
* CombiningMecha: Averted. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann breaks the pattern of mecha-piloting-mecha-piloting mecha; instead, it's a manifestation of everyone's HeroicWillpower in the Super-Spiral universe. (It does [[MetaMecha contain]] the other Gurren Laganns, but they aren't combined with anything but more power.)
* CoolShades: This time, they aren't used as weapons, though.
* DualWielding: You know what's better than a Giga Drill Breaker? Two of them.
* HumongousMecha: Ten billion light years in height.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Literally able to manifest anything its pilots need it to.
* IncendiaryExponent: Wreathed in green flames of pure Spiral power. It's practically the Dai-Gurren insignia come to life.
* MirrorMatch: To avoid such an obscenely powerful mecha completely destroying any drama when it appeared, it was matched against an equally powerful EvilKnockoff for its first and only fight.
* RealityWarper: At this point, the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann can do basically anything as long as its pilots feed it willpower.
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Nobody even bothers trying to make sense of how the human sized protagonists are doing battle with a robot a hundred times the size of the Milky Way. Physics, fortunately, packed its bags and left long ago. Justified, however, since it's happening in a pocket universe where thought is given form. Not to mention Spiral Power breaks the laws of physics anyway.
* SerialEscalation: Still bigger, and this is where it gets ridiculous.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:Whereas it fights on par with the Granzeboma, in the movie, ''Lagann-Hen'', it's utterly shredded to pieces and decapitated.]]
* ThisIsADrill: Quite a few of them. All of them bigger than the average galaxy.
* TitleDrop

!!'''Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann'''
The strongest final form of Gurren-Lagann, appearing only in TheMovie.
* ApocalypseHow: Class X-4- just clashing drills with its EvilKnockoff ''destroyed the universe they were fighting in.''
* BadassCape: Tossed aside as it uses its Giga Drill Breaker... if you can pull off a cape made of pure cosmic energy.
* CapedMecha: One wonders how many galaxies you could fit inside that gargantuan thing!
* CombiningMecha
* CoolShades: Has a pair the size of a billion nebulas.
* EnergyBeing
* HumongousMecha: {{Exaggerated}}. It is 1.8% the size of the observable universe, and notably the fourth-largest mech in fiction[[labelnote:*]]Only surpassed by the [[EvilCounterpart Super Grand Zamboa]] and the {{Retgone}}d forms of [[{{VideoGame/Demonbane}} Demonbane and Liber Legis]][[/labelnote]].
* MetaMecha: UpToEleven. A robot the size of a significant fragment of the universe piloted by one the size of a galaxy piloted by one the size of the moon piloted by one the size of a small country piloted by one the size of a building piloted by one the size of a VW Bug.
* PhysicalGod: Not so much a giant robot as it is a god being piloted by one in turn piloted one called equal to the god! Not to mention it was created by a Big Bang.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Of [[spoiler:Kamina]].
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Again, the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann formed the head. And not even all of its head.
* SerialEscalation: The obscenely big and powerful Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann above? That forms this one's ''face''.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: Its drill fails to break the Anti-Spiral's own; however, a barrage of drills from the weaker Gurren Lagann mechs manage to break the Anti-Spiral drill.]]
* ThisIsADrill: A drill large enough that a pocket universe can't withstand its power. Heck, it's the size of an '''''entire''''' universe!
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[[folder:Mecha: Team Gurren/Dai-Gurren]]
!!'''King Kittan'''
Kittan's personal Gunmen, acting as field deputy and squad commander for Team Dai-Gurren. As shown in ''Kittan Zero'', it's revealed that he gained it from a victorious battle against the Beastmen. King Kittan is a star-shaped mecha with thin, pointed limbs that transform into lances, triangular horns doubling as pincers, two large eyes with red pupils, and a very jagged, toothy mouth affixed into a Joker-esque sneer. It used to be a red-colored, custom-model Gunmen piloted by a pig Beastman, but Kittan got the wild idea to hijack it with his bare hands, beating the pilot senseless and fighting a lion Beastman for control over the mecha- and won. The moment he leapt in the cockpit, his immense fighting spirit generated enough Spiral Power to alter the Gunmen into the form seen in the series. Much like Lagann and Gurren, King Kittan has its own combining ability, King Kittan Deluxe, though more of an equipping variety: it can pair up with the Kiyalunga, Kiyal's Gunmen, and use it as a lance and smiley-faced shield. [[spoiler: Post-timeskip, King Kittan is retired and put into storage, then given to Makken and Leyte to dismantle. Instead, they outfit it with a Spiral cannon on its right arm and keep it in prime condition. Eventually, King Kittan sits within the much larger Space King Kittan to act as a pilot under Kittan's control. Tragically, Kittan decides to sacrifice himself to destroy the Anti Spiral's Death Spiral Machine and loses Space King Kittan in his initial attack. King Kittan lasts just a little longer, with the help of one of Simon's drills. Then, for the first and final time, Kittan taps into his own Spiral Power and uses a super-sized Giga Drill Break with King Kittan on the machine, destroying it in one blow. Sadly, the explosion vaporizes King Kittan, taking Kittan himself along with it.]]
* AceCustom: One-of-a-kind Gunmen designed specifically for full-range combat.
* AttackPatternAlpha: Forms King Kittan Deluxe with Kiyalunga and rides the Dayyakaiser into battle.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower
* CombiningMecha: With Kiyal's Kiyalunga to form King Kittan Deluxe. Only shown once due to Kiyal's aversion toward battle, but [[spoiler:Space King Kittan wields a double-edged lance and shield similar to this combination.]]
* DoubleWeapon: Uses a two-sided lance in tandem with a shield when Kiyalunga forms its battle gear.
* DualWielding: King Kittan's arms can be turned into twin battle lances.
* [[spoiler: EmergencyWeapon]]: [[spoiler: Gurren-Lagann's drill, after Space Kittan is crushed heading toward the Death Spiral Machine.]]
* LargeHam: Effectively a megaphone for Kittan's boisterous attitude.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Kiyalunga becomes a bulletproof shield for King Kittan: with a smiley face, no less.
* HeelFaceTurn: Technically switched sides when Kittan took control over it, complete with metamorphosis from "bad guy mech" into "good guy mech."
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Kittan sends it crashing into the Death Spiral Machine with a Giga Drill. Both he and the Gunmen are turned to ashes in the following massive explosion.]]
* MadeOfIron: Withstood [[spoiler:tremendous amounts of gravity before crashing into the Death Spiral Machine. The actual explosion is what destroyed it.]]
* HyperspaceArsenal: Apparently totes several unseen gun turrets on its body, shown in sphere form in ''Kittan Zero''.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: [[spoiler:First gets the power to fly from a thruster reverse-engineered from Dai-Gunten's specs, then Anti-Spiral weaponry on its arm after the time-skip.]]
* MoreDakka: Used an arsenal of guns in ''Kittan Zero.''
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Actually, it's a tooth-shaped hatch, but it has the shape of a cocky sneer, well-fitting to Kittan's personality.
* [[spoiler:ThisIsADrill]]: [[spoiler:First, Leite adapts Space King Kittan to transform into a drill bullet to cleave through the gravity of the Death Spiral Machine. When this mech crumples from the pressure, Kittan ejects his King Kittan, jams a broken drill onto its arm, and rockets toward the Death Spiral Machine to deliver the final blow.]]
* ThePowerOfTheSun: [[spoiler:Space King Kittan's Space Sunbeam lance attack.]]
* SliceAndDiceSwordsmanship
* [[spoiler:SuicideMission]]: [[spoiler:Its final mission.]]
* SuperStrength: Ferociously powerful, and somehow managed to [[spoiler:hold a gigantic Giga Drill over its head and then guide it straight into the [[GravityMaster Death Spiral Machine]]]].
* TransformingMecha: Demonstrated the ability to transform from a rocket-propelled sphere into Gunmen form in ''Kittan Zero''. This is never demonstrated again after Kittan takes control of it. [[spoiler:The larger Space King Kittan, however, gets modified by Leite to transform into a bullet-shaped drill moments before Kittan undertakes his Suicide Mission.]]
* WeaponOfChoice:
** JoustingLance: Uses a short, double-edge lance as King Kittan Deluxe and later, [[spoiler:a much larger, standard jousting lance as Space King Kittan]].
* WreckedWeapon: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: [[spoiler:King Kittan uses a broken drill from Gurren Lagann in its final attack, but Kittan's Spiral Power causes the drill to repair itself and firmly attach to his Gunmen's right arm, turning into a Giga Drill far bigger than King Kittan itself]].
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[[folder:Mecha: Beastmen]]
!!'''Enki[[spoiler:/Enkidu/Enkidudu]]'''
Viral's Gunmen throughout the first arc. It has three forms, each with a unique feature that the others lack. It sports a variety of weapons such as missles, gunmen-scaled swords, barriers, axes, and particle beams, and is also skilled at hand-to-hand combat. [[spoiler: It debuts with a samurai-style helmet that fires a particle beam, but it gets torn off in its first battle with the newly-formed Gurren-Lagann and taken by Kamina as a trophy. Viral re-stylizes Enki into Enkidu, a slightly modified Enki with an axe-shaped crest on its head, complete with a backup supply of crests, in place of its lost helmet, which Viral consistently demands back. After Enkidu suffers defeat several times on end, Viral discards the axe weapon and fits Enkidu with a second pair of arms and swords, turning it into Enkidudu. However, this mecha fails to hold up for mere ''seconds'' against Gurren-Lagann. Eventually, after seven years of abuse since Lordgenome's defeat, it suffers damage beyond repair as Viral tries to fight off the Grapearl squadron that has him pinned down in the desert, and shuts down permanently. Enkidudu is most likely scrapped after his capture.]]
* AceCustom: Easily the strongest non-General Gunmen in the first arc, powerful enough to [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp]] Kamina's own AceCustom Gurren, but overshadowed by Gurren-Lagann.
* {{BFG}}: Enki's particle beam.
* {{BFS}}: Enki's swords, [[spoiler: Enkidu's axe]], and [[spoiler: Enkidudu's four swords.]] [[spoiler: Sixteen if you count Tengen Toppa Enki Durga.]]
* CantCatchUp: A formidable enemy when its introduced but becomes less so as the episodes pass. [[spoiler: Not so with Tengen Toppa Enki Durga in ''Lagann-Hen'': every sense of might it brought on gets pushed back up to its former glory.]]
* [[spoiler: CarryABigStick: Tengen Toppa Enki Durga wields a single kanabō along with it's fifteen swords. He's never actually shown using it though.]]
* CoolHelmet: [[spoiler: Has one in its debut, but seconds after Simon and Kamina for Gurren Lagann, Kamina tears the helmet clean off Enki and places atop Lagann's head.]]
* DualWielding: Swords. [[spoiler: Later, four of them, and in the movie, a breathtaking ''fifteen!''[[note]]Along with a kanabō in the final arm[[/note]]]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: Fitting Viral's MonsterKnight nature, Enki has a samurai-ish look.
* HumongousMecha
* HyperspaceArsenal: [[spoiler: Enkidu is somehow able to fit at least a dozen axe-like crests in some hidden compartment in its head, with new ones popping out at will.]]
* KnifeNut: One of Enki's many weapons is a launcher that fires immense kunai knives.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Enki packs a small arsenal of rockets and unleashes all of them at Gurren-Lagann as a desperation move. It does pretty much nothing.
* MeaningfulName: Each time Viral gets a new mech (They are all just slightly stronger versions of the original), another ''du'' is added at the end.
** Enkidu was a 1/3 man, 2/3 beast from ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'', who was created by the god Enki to defeat Gilgamesh but ending up becoming his best friend and fighting alongside him.
** The Enkidurga in the movie gets the "durga" part of its name from the eponymous Hindu goddess, who had (depending on her form) between ten to a '''thousand''' arms.
* MeteorMove: [[spoiler: Attempts one on Gurren Lagann in episode 7 with its swords after hurling it into the air, but fails, and has its swords broken.]]
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: [[spoiler: The Enkidudu, which can wield four swords at once.]] [[spoiler: Even more so for Tengen Toppa Enki Durga- it has ''sixteen arms''!]]
* NiceHat: Enki's head-like helmet, which doubles as a {{BFG}}. [[spoiler: Gurren Lagann takes it and puts it on Lagann after smashing it off, and wears it the rest of the series. The Enkidu has one in the form of a strange curved blade atop its head, which can be removed and used as a massive axe/hooksword.]] [[spoiler: Tengen Toppa Enki Durga has a more stylized version of Enki's helmet.]]
* PunnyName: [[spoiler:Enkidu. It's the name of a character from The Epic Of Gilgamesh (see above) but "du" also means "two" (as in "duality", "duo"). Basically the name also means "Enki Two".]]
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Axe Always Works]]: Subverted. It doesn't work at all.
* TheWorfEffect: After Simon snaps out of his HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath, [[spoiler: The Enkidu becomes less and less able to contend with Gurren Lagann.]] [[spoiler: Eventually, When the Enkidudu challenges Gurren Lagann in episode 15, it is [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomped]] with one hand in under 20 seconds. Finally, in episode 17, the Grapearls finish it off permanently and it gets scrapped.]]
* WakeUpCallBoss: Enki is the first truly powerful mecha the heroes face, and the one that allows them to create Gurren-Lagann.
* WaveMotionGun: Enki's giant laser.

!!'''Byakou'''
Thymilph the Crasher's [[AceCustom personal Gunmen]], used when the Dai-Gunzan cannot do the job for whatever reason. Looks like a skull with spearheads on its limbs. [[spoiler:Mortally wounds Kamina, but is in turn destroyed by his Giga Drill Break, along with its pilot.]]
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* BladeOnAStick: The Alkaid Glaive.
* [[spoiler:HeroKiller]]
* KillItWithFire: Not exactly fire, but some kind of burning plasma, and the attack is called "Condemn Blaze" (Thymilph being the General of Fire and all).
* NothingButSkulls: The body is shaped like a skull.
* TransformingMecha: Presumably. All of the other Generals' mechas can transform, [[spoiler:but the Byakou was likely destroyed before Thymilph could take advantage of its alternate mode.]]
* WaveMotionGun: Condemn Blaze.

!!'''Sayrune'''
Adiane the Elegant's [[AceCustom personal Gunmen]], designed for both flight and underwater combat. Has two modes: WingedHumanoid and scorpion. [[spoiler:Was blown to pieces, along with its pilot, during her unsuccessful attack on the seafaring Dai-Gurren.]]
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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Scorpion mode.
* DoubleEntendre: The humanoid version of the mecha looks both like a face and like a female body (with the eyes serving as breasts and the mouth serving as a VaginaDentata).
* MakingASplash: While the Sayrune does not explicitely manipulate water, it is a lot more efficient in it, being fast enough to effortlessly outmanoeuver Gurren-Lagann.
-->'''Adiane''': ''Nothing is faster than me underwater!''
* RazorWings: Used as blades in the Bloody Clasper attack.
* ScaryScorpions: The Sayrune's alternate mode.
* SpinAttack: Using its wings. '''BLOODY CLASPER!'''
* TransformingMecha
* UnderwaterBossBattle
* WhipItGood: Uses [[EnergyWeapon energy]] whips.
* WingedHumanoid: With somewhat butterfly-like wings.

!!'''Gember'''
Guame the Immovable's [[AceCustom personal Gunmen]], covered in heavy armor. Has two modes: big hulking beast and giant wood louse. [[spoiler:Was destroyed by a Giga Drill Breaker as it attempted to execute Team Dai-Gurren, but its pilot ejected on time.]]
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* CombatTentacles: Its antennae can wrap enemies up.
* DeadlyHug: The Gember Press is basically a bearhug... with spikes.
* [[ImAHumanitarian I Am A Mechatarian]]: One of its combat techniques is to literally eat enemy mechas alive.
* MightyGlacier: It certainly looks pretty resilient.
* SpikesOfDoom: Used in the Gember Press attack.
* TheBrute: Big and burly.
* TransformingMecha

!!'''Shuzack/Suzaku'''
Cytomander the Swift's [[AceCustom personal Gunmen]], designed for aerial combat. Has two modes: WingedHumanoid and winged skull with scythe arms. [[spoiler:Was destroyed, along with its pilot, when it collided with the bow of the flying Dai-Gurren and rammed into Cytomander's own flying fortress.]]
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* ClippedWingAngel: The second form of the Shuzack is destroyed immediately upon transformation, leaving its full capacities unknown.
* [[ChainsawGood Buzzsaw Good]]: There's a circular saw secreted in Shuzack's torso. The movie calls this attack "Majestic Big Chop".
* FragileSpeedster: Presumably, since it looks fairly frail compared to other Gunmen.
* SpikesOfDoom: according to the movie, one of Shuzack's attacks involves a lot of spikes coming out of every seam of its body, and is called "Demolition Dr..." [[spoiler:Cytomander was then destroyed with a Giga Drill Break [[KilledMidSentence mid-sentence]] and mid-attack.]]
* WingedHumanoid

!!'''Dai-Gunzan/[[spoiler:Dai-Gurren]]'''
Thymilph's gigantic flagship. Essentialy a massive Gunmen with a battleship for a lower torso, loaded with extreme degress of firepower, immensly strong arms that can peel apart victimized Gunmen- or chuck them miles away, and a detchable knife anchor prow. However... some people might think the ship's torso has a more [[UnfortunateImplications phallic meaning.]] Kamina was so stunned at Dai-Gunzan's might he decided [[spoiler: to concoct a hare-brained plan to hijack it using Simon's Lagann- which succeeds as planned.]] [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he didn't think of the possibility that Thymiph might have a backup Gunmen on call- which becomes the worst mistake of his life.]] [[spoiler: Thymilph angrily responds to the hijacking of his ship by spearing Kamina, causing fatal injuries. Kamina manages to hang on long enough to finish Thymilph, but then dies from his wounds, never getting to pilot the ship. Afterward, the flagship is renamed the '''Dai-Gurren'', repainted, and given a new tower to replace the one destroyed by Simon's Lagann in the inital takeover. Dai-Gunzan goes through two upgrades- sea and flight adaptions- before it finally gets outmatched by Dekabutsu and pushed to its limits. The body of the Gunmen is forced to eject from the ship components and gets damaged to the point of no return. Post time-skip, it's scrapped and cannibalized to help build Kamina City, but in the second movie, it gets a Tenga Toppa Gunmen paying tribute to it.]]

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* AceCustom: A glorified version of a mass-produced warship in the Beastman army, as evidence by ''Parallel Works'' 8 and [[spoiler: the arrival of a RedShirtArmy in episode 14]].
* {{BFS}}: The knife anchor prow- effectively a mountain-sized battering ram. Even more devastating when [[spoiler: ejected and thrust into the enemy]].
* {{BFG}}: Loaded with [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment loads]] of cannons!!
* CombiningMecha: Implied to do so with the other generals' ships.
* ConspicuousCG: At least one brief instance pops up in Episode 8 when its arms are slyly replaced with 3D models.
* EmergingFromTheShadows: In Episode 7, as daylight begins to put it into full view.
* FastballSpecial: You know Gurren's varation of it with Lagann? This one is taken UpToEleven - it flings [[spoiler: Gurren Lagann]] and other mecha far away into the ''skyline'' to fight enemies.
* FlunkyBoss: Comes packed with smaller Gunmen and throws them at enemies.
* GagPenis: The battleship body just ''had'' to be where its crotch is. Leeron even seems turned on by it.
** Made even worse by the fact that when it [[spoiler: ejects from its ship components]], there's a big, naked pelvis where they used to be. So in a sense... it's been emasculated!
* GroinAttack: Episode 12 has a scene where a hole punctures the underbelly of the ship right where the you-know-whats would be and creates an increase in pressure. Every male member of the crew aside from Leeron grabs their groin in agony. Sight gag, indeed.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler: Hijacked by Team Dai-Gurren using the power of Lagann - but Kamina never gets to command it]].
* HumongousMecha: Daunting in size compared to all other previous Gunmen seen up until its debut. And then we get to see it's ''not'' the biggest dog in the pound...
* IncendiaryExponent: Firey cannons of death all around!
* InformedAbility: [[spoiler: Apparently could combine with the other generals' warships in the movie, but because it was stolen, it was replaced with Viral's ''Dai-Gunzan Du''.]]
* MidSeasonUpgrade: First [[spoiler:aquatic capabilities (a big set of oars, really), then a thruster device stolen from Dai-Gunten that allows it to fly.]]
* MoreDakka: Overflowing with artillery cannons and loads of other weaponry all over.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: [[spoiler:In the movie, Viral's Dai-Gunzan Du.]]
* SuperToughness: A frontrunner of it, but arguably, its CrowningMomentOfAwesome is [[spoiler: the final charge it takes into Lorgenome's Dekabutsu.]]
* ThisIsADrill: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]: It's one of the few especially strong Gunmen that doesn't use a drill. However, it's mass-produced counterparts are equipped with drills in ''Parallel Works'' 8.
* [[spoiler: TheWorfEffect]]: [[spoiler: In full swing against its equally-powerful sister battleships, and then outright blocked by the far larger Dekabutsu.]]
* [[spoiler: TragicKeepsake]]: [[spoiler: While not necessarily one at first, its the ensuing battle that makes it so. Capturing it costs Kamina his life, but the team remembers him with the ship under their control at last.]]
* [[spoiler: WreckedWeapon]]: [[spoiler: To the worst degree in the climactic battle with Lordgenome. However, in its final moments, the ship pulls off an epic CrowningMomentOfAwesome]].

!!'''Dai-Gunkai'''
Adiane the Elegant's flagship, designed for seafaring combat. Resembles a fusion between a submarine and a centipede. [[spoiler:Destroyed by Gurren-Lagann, drilled straight through from the inside.]]
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* BewareMyStingerTail: It has a stinger tail, though it's never actually used.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: HUGE.
* CoolShip
* MakingASplash: Dai-Gunkai can only travel by water (except in the movie), but it can generate its own water in order to travel by land. Though, the Parallel Works ''Kittan Zero'' seems to imply that's actually an ability of Adiane herself.
* PowerPincers: Armed with massive pincers that can cut off mechanical limbs or drag targets underwater, as well as two [[SinisterScythe scythe-like pincers]] around its mouth.

!!'''Dai-Gunten'''
Cytomander the Swift's flagship, a flying aircraft carrier packing a lot of weaponry and Gunmen. [[spoiler:Destroyed by getting rammed by the Dai-Gurren.]]
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* AirborneAircraftCarrier: With multiple runways!
* BigBulkyBomb: The Dai-Gunten is equipped with two gianormous missiles that it can fire in a pinch.
* CoolAirship
* FlunkyBoss: Comes packed with flying Gunmen and releases them at enemies.
* MoreDakka: The Dai-Gunten packs a lot of firepower.
* MacrossMissileMassacre

!!'''Dai-Gundo'''
Guame the Immovable's flagship, a terrestrial walking base with impenetrable armor. [[spoiler:Destroyed by Gurren-Lagann from underneath, along with Guame himself - the only General not to have been killed in his Custom Gunmen.]]
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: [[spoiler:The underside. And even then it doesn't work until Guame tries to reverse thrust in order to crush Gurren-Lagann.]]
* BaseOnWheels: Except it's actually not on wheels, but on a multitude of legs.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: When stationed beneath Teppelin, it can spin to create [[SomeKindOfForceField a barrier]] [[TornadoMove of whirling force]].
** SpinAttack: In the movie, it can weaponize spinning even without using Teppelin.
* FlunkyBoss: It doesn't come equipped with a lot of weaponry, but relies on hordes of Gunmen and its carapace instead.
* MadeOfIndestructium: The wreckage of an AirborneAircraftCarrier falls on it. ''It fails to even make a dent.'' [[spoiler:Just slightly less invulnerable [[AttackItsWeakPoint on the underside]].]]
* TacticalSuicideBoss: Guame wouldn't have been defeated had he not [[spoiler:tried to crush Gurren-Lagann.]]

!!'''Dekabutsu'''
[[spoiler:Lordgenome's giant Space Gunmen, of approximately equivalent size to the Arc-Gurren. Forms the major part of the capital city of Teppelin.]]
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* DropTheHammer: [[spoiler: A hammer bigger than the Dai-Gurren]].
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: Serves as one up until [[spoiler: Teppelin collapses and reveals its true form]].
* HumongousMecha: [[spoiler: The first major example: This one magnificently dwarfs even the biggest Gunmen around at the time!]]
* [[spoiler:MetaMecha: With Lazengann inside.]]
* ThatsNoMoon: [[spoiler:See the capital city of Teppelin? A good portion of it is actually a giant mecha.]]

!!'''Lazengann'''
Lordgenome's personal mecha, Lazengann is the equivalent of Gurren Lagann- a small Gunmen united with a larger body, similar drill-based powers, and equally destructive. It was able to overpower [[spoiler:and defeat]] Gurren Lagann with only a shredded hand to show for it. [[spoiler:It is defeated and most likely destroyed by the Lagann by losing a [[BeamOWar gigantic drill clash]]. It is later revived as a piece of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and used by Lordgenome in the final battle with the Anti Spirals.]] It fights using hand to hand combat, as well as an truckload of drill tendrils from dozens of ports that cover its body, and is capable of flight with no added jetpack.
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* AnArmAndALeg: Loses both of its arms in episode 15. The forearm of one is destroyed by a surprise drill attack by Gurren Lagann after it gets up with HeroicResolve. [[spoiler: The other one is destroyed when Lordgenome detonates it to prevent Lagann from hijacking it after it cripples Gurren with tendrils.]]
* BadassArmFold: Lordgenome is fond of this pose, so he has Lazengann do it whenever it's not fighting.
* BareFistedMonk: Despite being [[spoiler:more powerful than Gurren Lagann]], it is of a much simpler design. It mainly uses its obscene strength and speed to fight, with its CombatTentacles used as long range weapon, or to shred opponents with a surprise attack.
* CombatTentacles: More like Combat Drill Tendrils, but they still count.
* CombiningMecha: It is a Gurren Lagann type, meaning it was formed from the same kind of combination that created Gurren Lagann. [[spoiler:Parallel Works 8 reveals that it can [[MetaMecha combine]] with [[HumongousMecha Dekabutsu]] and [[PlanetSpaceship Cathedral Terra]], much like Gurren-Lagann with Arc Gurren and Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Gurren Lagann.
* ExpressiveMask: Probably the only Gunman to avert this.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Unit 01]].
* HumanResources: [[spoiler:Just before the battle, Lordgenome's consorts are turned into drills and absorbed into the Lazengann (presumably to make up for the lack of a second pilot).]]
* HumongousMecha
* LimitBreak: Two. [[spoiler: First is the Giga Drill Crusher used against Lagann in episode 15, which involves wrapping every single one of its tendrils around each other, forming a massive dirll that covers most of its body. Second is the Lazengann Overload, in which it unleashes every last one of its tendrils against '''A FUCKING BIG BANG''', and holds it off for a while until it completely disintegrates... and then Lordgenome is able to hijack the Big Bang energy and give it to Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.]]
* [[spoiler: MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily]]: [[spoiler: In its ''stomach''.]]
* NoSell: [[spoiler:It ''eats'' a Giga Drill Break, and when Lagann tries to hijack it it just blows up its arm.]]
* PrehensileTail
* PunnyName: ''Lazengann'' means "spiral face" (an intentional parallel to Gurren Lagann, whose name means "crimson face"). However, it sounds near-identical to ''rasengan'' (yeah, ''[[{{Naruto}} that]]'' one), the word for "whirlwind" or "swirl".
* ThisIsADrill: The only example in the show - and probably the only example in anime - to use the "realistic drill bit" kind, although it more often uses the "prehensile tentacles" kind.
** Except for [[spoiler: the Granzeboma, who uses drill tentacles at the end of the FinalBattle.]]

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[[folder:Mecha: Anti-Spiral]]
!!'''Granzeboma'''

The Anti-Spiral's Evil Knockoff of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, this is the final and most powerful weapon Team Dai-Gurren faces. It resembles a ghastly cosmic grim reaper. Granzeboma utilizes ''galaxies'' as casual weaponry, and even triggers a ''big bang'' as its finishing attack. [[spoiler:It ultimately gets destroyed when Simon strikes down the Anti-Spiral.]]
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* ApocalypseHow: All of its attacks. It hijacks ''the galaxies themselves'' as weapons and can even mash them together to ''make a new universe with a big bang.''
* BeamSpam: One of its attacks is a hail of red lasers.
* CombatTentacles: Of two kinds. There are the two permanent tentacle-arms, and the drill-tentacles it vomits from its mouth. It uses several of the latter kind to pin down every single Gurren Lagann mech after Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann dissipates, but fails to stop Lagann itself.
* DemBones: A hulking demonic skeletal form.
* EvilCounterpart: Anti-Spiral's polar opposite to Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
** EvilKnockoff: Also designed to mock said mecha in terms of might and sheer disgust toward the humans piloting it.
* EyesOfGold / ProphetEyes: Waivers between the two, until...
** GlowingEyesOfDoom Glowing Red Eyes of Doom: Granzemboa's eyes turn a hellish red as it launches its final offensive against Team Dai-Gurren. In ''Lagann-Hen'', its eyes are white- unless the same footage was reused and doctored to make it appear to be the Super Granzeboma.
* FinishingMove: "Infinity... BIG BANG! '''STOOORRM!!!'''"
* GrimReaper: Natural, given that the Anti-Spiral are harbringers of death and despair.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: ''Galaxies'' and a ''Big Bang''.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Flings two ''galaxies'' as impossibly large shuriken - effortlessly!
* IncendiaryExponent: Wreathed in ghostly purple flames as opposed to Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's green.
* MirrorMatch: Created specifically to counter the power of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
* MoreDakka: Armed with dozens of stellar-powered, probability-altering energy blasts.
* MultiarmedAndDangerous
* RealityWarper: Alters the laws of reality to fight!
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Granzemboa's eyes turn a searing blood red as all the Gurren Lagann mecha rush toward it in a final charge.
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It's just as big as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and in addition has a planet on its head. That would make the planet light-years across. Of course, [[RealityWarper the laws of physics don't really apply to the Anti-Spirals.]] [[RuleOfCool Or this show, for that matter.]]
* SlapOnTheWristNuke: Make that tactical '''BIG BANG.'''
* [[spoiler:SuperMode]]: [[spoiler:The Super Granzeboma in ''Lagann-Hen''.]]
* ThatsNoMoon: Disturbingly [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: Yoko discovers the Anti-Spiral have placed their homeworld on top of Granzemboa's head like a crown - after clipping half the armor around it with a intergalactic-sized version of her rifle.
* ThisIsADrill: Uses rounded, spinning lances that have a more reverse and more sinister spiral shape than Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's drills. Appropriate, given the Anti-Spiral loathe anything pertaining to Spiral Power.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Specifically designed to outclass Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. When that doesn't work, it resorts to using power that ''forges universes.''
* WaveMotionGun: And ''how''. It wads up two galaxies to trigger a massive big bang that creates galaxies on impact with its targets!

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[[folder:Mecha: Movie-Exclusive Mecha]]
!!Yoko W Tank
Yoko's personal mecha, made by Leeron, that appears briefly at the end of Gurren-hen for the finale attack, and then briefly again during the opening battle of Lagann-hen.
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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: It gets guns, just like Yoko.
* MoreDakka: Has at least ''85'' different weapon armarments stored in it, visible when Yoko gets revenge for [[spoiler:Kittan's death]].
* NiceShoes: Has flaming boots to match Yoko's hot kicks.
* RuleSixtyThree: The equivalent of Dayakka's mecha, Dayakkaizer, which she ended up [[DemotedToExtra using more than he did]] as her impromptu mecha in the anime series. In the movie, it was outright promoted into her own personal AceCustom.

!!Do-Ten-Kai-Zan
The combined form of the Beastmen general flagships.
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* CombiningMecha: A combination of Dai-Gundo, Dai-Gunten, Dai-Gunkai, and Dai-Gunzan.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Its only shown attack.

!!Tengen Toppa Solvernia
[[spoiler:Nia's personal mecha in the fight against the Anti-Spiral.]]
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* ThisIsADrill: As usual. This one's [[XOnAStick mounted on the end of a lance]], though.
* WaifFu: It's quite small for a Tengen Toppa, and spends most of its time acrobatically jumping around.

!!Tengen Toppa Enkidurga
Viral's personal mecha in the fight against [[spoiler:the Anti-Spiral.]]
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* MultiArmedAndDangerous: sixteen arms, all with katanas... and one with a club for no apparent reason.

!!Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank
Yoko's personal mecha in the fight against [[spoiler:the Anti-Spiral.]]
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* BarbieDollAnatomy: Allows the movie to get away with a moment where this mecha gets stripped of its outer armaments without pulling a NippleAndDimed moment.
* ClothingDamage: Well, the equivalent for a mecha. It amounts to tearing off its outer armor, the weapons, and its "bra", making it look very much like a bare-chested Yoko.
* HiddenBuxom: Its true boobs are under the TorpedoTits, which are colored to look like Yoko's own bra pre-TimeSkip.
* MoreDakka: Think Yoko was scary with one rifle? How about with ''six'' of them?
* TorpedoTits: Complete with targeting systems that imitate the trademark {{Gainaxing}}.

!!Tengen Toppa Dai-Gurren
A galaxy-sixed version of Dai-Gurren summoned for the fight against [[spoiler:the Anti-Spiral]].
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* HumongousMecha: Utterly dwarfs the Granzeboma, yet is still only the third-largest mech in the movie.
* MoreDakka: Well, it does have Attenborough as its gunner.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: While all the other mecha were very annoying for the Granzeboma, Leeron's probability-altering shells meant that this was the only one that put the Anti-Spiral in pain and knocked him silly (for a while, at least...).

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