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''Super Robot Wars Destiny'' is the fourth installment of Banpresto's ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' franchise on the Creator/{{Nintendo}} GameBoyAdvance, preceded by ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''. The series featured in ''Destiny'' is noted to be unique towards fans at the time (other than ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'', since both involve the removal of traditional series), as uncommonly used series appear in the main plot, such as ''{{Megazone23}}'' and ''Anime/TheBigO''.

!Featured series (debuts in bold):
* '''Anime/TheBigO (Season 1)'''
* '''[[MiraiRoboDaltanious Future Robo Daltanious]]'''
* '''[[GetterRobo Getter Robo Armageddon]]'''
* [[{{Godmars}} Six God Combination Godmars]]
* '''{{Macross 7}}'''
* '''{{Megazone 23}} (Parts I and II)'''
* Mobile Suit Gundam Series
** [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Chars Counterattack]]
** [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]] (TV series, ''not'' [[TheMovie Endless Waltz]])
* Mazinger Series
** {{Mazinger Z}}
** {{Great Mazinger}}
** [[{{Grendizer}} UFO Robo Grendizer]]

''Destiny'' takes place in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic world]], prominently after the beginning of ''Getter Robo Armageddon'', where [[NukeEm a nuclear explosion wipes out the majority of humanity]]. While other factions are doing their own activities, they are shocked to discover the Earth is sealed, having disappeared from the face of the universe. The heroes must find out the reason behind the sealing and how to stop it. On the course of the journey, the player will engage against the antagonistic Ruina, a destructive race bent on seeing the rest of the universe in ruins.

Like prior games, ''Destiny'' gives players the choice of two protagonists: Joshua Radcliff or Cliana Rimskaya, with a selection of two [[OriginalGeneration original]] [[RealRobot real]] or {{super robot}}s. However, depending on who is the primary protagonist out of the two, it ultimately affects which SecretCharacter is recruitable for the player. Note that ''Destiny'' is also notorious among the fandom for being a tad bit difficult, if not actually NintendoHard, as the way damage is calculated essentially forces super robots unable to tank their way through scenarios as usual.

Also important is ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' and its sequels feature a large portion of the roster from ''Destiny'': only ''Daltanious'', ''Megazone 23'', ''Victory Gundam'' and ''ZZ Gundam'' aren't present, with the original ''Mazinger'' trio being left in the first ''Z'' release. While only a coincidence, but WildMassGuessing presumes a remake of this game using the ''Z'' engine is entirely possible. With the announcement that the cast of ''Destiny'' is to be part of ''Original Generation'', the game has clearly not been forgotten and has returned in style.
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!!Tropes common to this game are:
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The Res Arcana System, Gravity Control System, and the Sympathia System, the latter which allows [[spoiler: Glacies and/or Ventus to join, should the right conditions be met]]. Forte Gigas has Dual Res Arcana Engines which give it the largest Energy pool of all the units in Destiny, and perhaps the entire series save it's Original Generation incarnation.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: "[[spoiler: Forte Gigas]]" is ''exactly'' what you want your HumongousMecha to be called.
* CoolMask: [[{{Grendizer}} Duke Fleed]] and Chronicle Asher
* CloningBlues: Kroppen is a clone of Emperor Harin, Kento's father, but he accuses Harin of being the clone. A radiation test verifies that Kroppen is indeed the clone.
* CombiningMecha: Daltanius, Godmars, Getter Robo, Shin Getter Robo and [[spoiler: Forte Gigas, combined from the protagonists' super robots Ganador and Strega]]
* CompositeCharacter: [[{{Godmars}} Emperor Zul]] in ''Destiny'' is a combination of the original Emperor Zul from the TV series (has his appearance and personality), [[MiraiRoboDaltanious Emperor Dolmen]] (due to the Kroppen cloning plot) and [[{{Grendizer}} King Vega]] (he led the attack that destroyed Planet Fleed).
** This is actually something that Zul would do, as he had several clones of himself within the TV series.
* CrapsackWorld: It already sucked from the get go, and the villains are hell bent on making it stay that way.
* EasilyForgiven: You can recruit [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Katejina Loos]] and instantly forgive every single thing of [[MoralEventHorizon sheer depravity that she has done]]. Granted, several of her actions, such as killing members of the [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Shrike Team and Odelo Heinrik]], don't occur in ''Destiny''.
* TheEmpire: The Gishin Empire and the [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Zanscare Empire]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: When asked about what happened to most of the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam AEUG]], [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Kamille Bidan]] responds [[EverybodysDeadDave they were dead before the game started]]...and this is just in the first few scenarios...
** Zanscare's brutality is a large plot point early on during intermissions, including their habits of public executions. [[CharsCounterattack Amuro Ray and Bright Noah]] fail to stop [[CharsCounterattack Char Aznable's attempt at dropping Axis on Earth]][[note]]Londo Bell apparently never got formed, thanks to the Organization of Zodaic coup d'etat. In fact, Bright and Amuro start the game as prisoners/guests of Char's[[/note]]. Also, ''both'' of the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Purus]] are dead. ''Destiny'' pretty much finds a way to make Universal Century more depressing, even when events are already concluded.
* DemonicSpiders: Ruina and Zanscare {{mooks}}. In-universe, [[GetterRobo the Invaders]] are considered this. The ''Megazone 23'' {{mooks}} don't fall under this only because they don't swarm.
* DemotedToExtra: Unless you [[NintendoHard meet the conditions]] [[SecretCharacter to recruit her]], [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Haman Karn]] won't appear in the storyline at all.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[{{Macross 7}} Gepelnitch]], The Invaders, Emperor Zul and the BigBad Perfectio.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: ''Destiny'' makes it clear it's a CrapsackWorld from the get-go. It's up to the Blue Swear to fix that.
* EldritchAbomination: Perfectio, king of the Ruina EnergyBeings from another dimension. Since Perfectio feeds on despair, the Ruina try to turn Earth into his cattle farm by sealing Earth in another dimension. While it's possible to destroy the Ruina, Perfectio's NighInvulnerable and can only be stopped by sealing the gate to its home dimension.
* EnemyMine: While ''Destiny'' includes antagonists from ''Gundam ZZ'', ''Char's Counterattack'' and ''Gundam Wing'', the situation at hand causes them to have the competence to ally with you all at the start since things are bad enough. Due to the Zanscare Empire attacking Earth, along with the Invaders and the [[MacrossSeven Protodevlin]], and the [[VillainTeamUp united alien forces of the villains]] from ''Daltanius'', ''Godmars'' and ''Grendizer'', the heroes quickly realize pretty much the only organizations out there that still have the sheer manpower to defend humanity are the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Principality of Zeon]] and the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Organization of Zodiac]]. Thankfully, [[Anime/TheBigO Roger Smith]] takes care of the negotiations. This results in one of the first ''heroic'' roles for longstanding villains like Char (his roles as Quattro aside).
* FiveBadBand: From the Ruina
** The BigBad - Perfectio
** TheDragon - Ignis
** The EvilGenius - Contagio
** TheBrute - Aquila
** The DarkChick - Umbra; rather fitting since her name is [[MeaningfulName Latin for "shadow"]].
** The SixthRangerTraitor - Glacies or Wintos, depending on who the primary protagonist is; [[spoiler:if certain conditions are met, they become recruitable]]
** The SixthRanger - [[Anime/TheBigO Schwarzwald]]
* FixFic: At one point, ''Destiny'' follows the plot of ''Megazone 23'' Parts I and II (putting the "Trash" gang [[PutOnABus on a bus]]), until Eve sends the entire Megazone to another dimension to keep ADAM from destroying everything. ''Destiny'' also allows the player to gain back [[spoiler: [[{{Macross 7}} Kinryu]], who was KilledOffForReal in the TV series]]. In addition, [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Junko Jenko]] and Odelo do not die in ''Destiny''; however, [[spoiler: [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Oliver Inoue]]]] does still die, albeit through a different manner than in the series.
* FragileSpeedster: Most notably the [[{{Megazone 23}} Garland]], as well as the [[{{Godmars}} Cosmo Crusher]] and the [[{{MacrossSeven}} Valkyries]].
* GalacticConqueror: Emperor Zul
* GameBreakingBug: A primary reason why some certain gamers were ticked off about ''Destiny''. The armor coding is so bugged that it {{nerf}}s {{super robot}}s and their ability to tank. However, some players argue there is no bug present in the game: Units in ''Destiny'' simply have defensive stats on par with the Classic Timeline games, while weapon attack power is on the high end of the scale, comparable to the ''Original Generation'' titles. Since ''Destiny'' units lack the high armor rating to balance it out, overall damage is rendered higher. Accuracy and evasion rates for real-types are similarly high, as most real robot pilots have the "Focus" Spirit Command to give themselves a boost. At the same time, it's rare to see super robot pilots in ''Destiny'' to get the "Guard" Spirit Command to raise their defense (though they universally have ''some'' sort of defensive Spirit Command).
** This is why the under-3-meter tall Garland is less a FragileSpeedster and more a GlassCannon. A stiff breeze will probably kill it, but it can kill the stiff breeze - or get it to retreat - ''handily''.
*** Long story short, the game doesn't like the concept of [[{{LightningBruiser}} Lightning Bruisers]]. In the end, it can be circumvented with a change in tactics - treat your units as interceptors and bombers rather than infantry and unstoppable tanks on the first playthrough. And, because you'll have pre-modified afflicted characters' Defense stats for every following run, the 'bug' isn't as noticeable from the second playthrough onwards.
** One that is an ''actual'' bug, though, is that the game applies Bonus Points to character data regardless of if they are friend or foe at the moment. So, if you level up and modify [[MobileSuitVictoryGundam Chronicle]], [[{{Megazone23}} B.D]], [[GodMars Marg and Rose]][[note]]Rose only gets BP if you convince her properly; otherwise she becomes the fifth Cosmo Crusher pilot and won't gain any to begin with[[/note]], or [[{{Macross7}} Gabil]] at all, they'll have those modifications to their stats when you fight them on your next playthrough. The kicker is that the game gives different character portraits different stats, so this means ''Brainwashed'' Marg (enemy only) doesn't get the Bonuses, but [[MobileSuitVictoryGundam Katejina]] and Glacius (their portraits only change when they join) aren't affected.
*** Luckily, the game properly transfers [[GetterRobo Hayato]] and [[{{Macross7}} Max's]] BP. (Hint: don't pump up ''just'' their Defense.)
* [[AltumVidetur Gratuitous Latin]], ThemeNaming: All Ruina characters and mecha. [[FridgeBrilliance There's actually a pretty good reason for this...]]
* TheHeartless: The Ruina, in the sense that they're powered by negative emotions of some sort or another.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Trieze Kushrenada]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8b0-hbpIMI does this]] to defeat Perfectio]].
** [[spoiler: [[GreatMazinger Dr. Kabuto]] remains in the Scientific Fortress to allow everyone inside to escape from the Ruina's assault]].
* [[HumongousMecha Humongous]] [[CombiningMecha Combining]] and/or [[TransformingMecha Transforming]] [[RealRobot Real]] and {{Super Robot}}s
* LightningBruiser: [[{{Megazone23}} The (Proto) Garland]]. Granted, its armor is crap, but it's agile enough to not ''need'' armor, and WOW does it hit hard when fully upgraded (specifically, its standard "Physical Attack" has a high critical hit rate, accurate, and doesn't cost EN; combine this with its 4 parts slots, and it will very easily be getting nothing but critical hits at a decent range in no time flat).
* MidseasonUpgrade: ''Destiny'' notably gives Amuro three of them in a single playthrough. He begins with the [[CharsCounterattack Re-GZ]], then moves to his canon [[CharsCounterattack Nu Gundam]]. If certain requirements are met, the Nu Gundam HWS (Heavy Weapons System) is unlocked. Finally, the uber-powerful Hi-Nu Gundam is a ''mandatory'' upgrade for the last scenarios of the game. In a twist, while upgrades carry over from the Nu to the Nu HWS, it doesn't for the Hi-Nu.
* MythologyGag: Getter Robo in ''Destiny'' uses the exact same Open Get sequence from ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Super Robot Wars Impact]]'' (Getter 3/Shin Getter-3/Shin Poseidon, Getter 1/Shin Getter-1/Shin Dragon and Getter 2/Shin Getter-2/Shin Liger).
* NewGamePlus: Like most [=SRWs=], ''Destiny'' carries over kill count totals, customizations and credits to the next playthrough. However, customizations are unit-specific, so if you get a new or secret unit/character for the first time, it starts as a blank slate on the next playthrough.
* NintendoHard: A variant exists with unlocking Haman. She will only join the party if take the [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Angel Halo]] route, sortie Char, Kamille and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Judau Ashta]] during a certain scenario (and they survive, and ensure those three pilots' kill count exceeds 400 or more collectively before a certain point in the game. The first two are easy; the last one? [[NewGamePlus Basically impossible/impractical for your first time through]].
** Just to twist the knife further, should you cheat and set those characters' kill totals to the appropriate amount, you still have to wait until you clear the game once before Haman can be recruited. That's right: Haman Karn is exclusively a NewGamePlus SecretCharacter.
* PhysicalGod: Aside from Perfectio, Emperor Zuul pulls some reality-warping bullshit on you to such a degree it was never matched until [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ The Edel Bernal]] came along and took it UpToEleven.
* PutOnABus: Aside from the "Trash" gang, [[{{Macross 7}} Emerald Force member Physica and Gamlin Kizaki's custom VF-22]], [[MazingerZ Dr. Hell, Baron Ashura, Count Brocken]], [[GreatMazinger the Mycenae Empire]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Judau's friends and younger sister]], and all members of the Shrike Team (minus Junko) do not appear in ''Destiny''.
** For obvious reasons, [[{{Megazone 23}} Eve]] has a negligible presence once that storyline has been completed, but [[TheBusCameBack in her case, in about the best way possible]].
* RedshirtArmy: For once, not the basic grunts typical of a Gundam series, but the [[{{Macross 7}} VF-11 Thunderbolt]] appears, as well. There's also a [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Taurus]] squad that gets destroyed by the [[GetterRobo Shin Dragon]].
** In fact, if nameless {{Macross7}} OR [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing OZ]] forces show up on your side at any given time, consider them already
* ShutUpKirk: Emperor Zuul gives one to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Relena Peacecraft]].
* ThemeInitials: As of ''2nd Original Generations'', all of the Banpresto Originals' theme musics have titles that start with '''D'''. '''D'''estinies, '''D'''esire, '''D'''rumfire, '''D'''uologue, '''D'''uet, '''D'''estine, '''D'''eliverer, '''D'''evastator, '''D'''espair...
* TookALevelInKindness: [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Chronicle]] and Katejina are much less bonkers and murderous in the game than they were in the series, to help suspend the disbelief that they'd be worth saving in the first place. And then there's [[{{Megazone23}} B.D]], who is [[DefeatMeansFriendship recruitable if you beat him quickly enough]], and isn't the same population-controlling ass he was in the show. Also, Char is less obsessed with his former ambition of forcing everyone to become Newtypes and becomes a honest-to-God ''BigGood'' for a change.
* UnnecessarilyLargeInterior: The final scenario is a particularly egregious example. It takes place in an underground base at the South Pole. One of the battleships available for the mission is the [[{{Macross 7}} Battle 7]], a [[TransformingMecha transforming]] CoolStarship that stands 1400 meters tall (about 200 meters short of a mile). It ''still'' has room to either fly or walk.
** A scenario or two earlier tries to take this into account: the only battleship you can use is the [[CharsCounterattack Ra Calium]]. However, you can still sortie the ''much larger'' Shin Dragon as one of your units.
* WhatIf: [[CharsCounterattack Londo Bell]] failed to stop the Axis drop (and in fact seems to have not been formed in the first place due to OZ's coup d'etat) and got assimilated into [[CharsCounterattack Neo Zeon's forces]]? This is how ''Destiny'' starts out.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]] and [[GreatMazinger Tetsuya Tsurugi]] want to defeat Ignis for [[spoiler: making Dr. Kabuto sacrifice himself]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: If you choose to go to space for the first few scenarios, the story focuses on making it really damn clear that Char is this, stripping the "extremist" part away with the sudden disappearance of Earth and basically turning him into the BigGood for a while.
* WhereItAllBegan: The final battlefield is located in the South Pole, where you first get to control Joshua and Cliana.
* WhyAmITicking: [[{{Godmars}} Takeru]] is connected to [[EarthShatteringKaboom a bomb that can wipe out the Earth]] via his brainwaves stored in the Godmars itself; therefore, players unfamiliar with Godmars are likely to be surprised when they get a game over if Godmars is destroyed (although, if you've played [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars 4 any of]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha the games]] featuring ''SpaceRunawayIdeon'', you'll be quick to pick this little detail up). It doesn't help that [[spoiler: Takeru's Gaia (initially) transforms into Godmars when it's severely damaged (i.e. HP bar is in the red)]], either. This little penalty also applies when you're in space and nowhere near a planet, too.
* VillainTeamUp: Schwartzvald is mind controlled by Ruina and the Invaders are controlled by Cohen and Stinger who work for the Ruina.
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