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''Super Robot Wars Judgment'' is the final installment of the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series for the Creator/{{Nintendo}} GameBoyAdvance, featuring vastly improved visuals, game mechanics and an all-new storyline dealing with the invasion of the lunar [[HumanAliens Fury]]. The player, as usual, can choose between a male or a female PlayerCharacter, each with his or her own unique storyline that ties in with the new imposing menace.

''Judgment'' generated considerable controversy in the ''Super Robot Wars'' fandom. The game was announced mere ''weeks after'' the release of ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha 3]]''. Secondly, ''Judgment'' broke tradition by excluding Universal Century ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' and ''GetterRobo'', which disappointed some of the veterans of the series (to date, only ''{{Mazinger}}'' has appeared in every non-original [=SRW=]). The inclusion of ''TekkamanBlade'' was seen as a violation by some, as the series uses PoweredArmor rather than HumongousMecha (fans, however, note this demonstrates Banpresto's willingness to expand upon the definition of "robot" for the franchise).

A translation patch has been released by the Romhacking Aerie. It is available [[http://aerie.wingdreams.net/?p=154 here]].

''Judgment'' is an excellent introduction to the series for Western newcomers, with its beautiful visuals and tunes, buttery-smooth difficulty curve that stands in stark contrast to [[NintendoHard other games in the series]], accessible game mechanics and a cast of characters from shows that were both localized for and popular with the Western market. However, take care: most of the other translated ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games are more primitive by comparison in interface and presentation, and it can have the unintentional effect of [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny making its predecessors seem dated and ugly]].

!Series featured in ''Judgment'' ('''Bold''' indicates debuting entries):
* ''MartianSuccessorNadesico''
* ''CombattlerV''
* ''{{Mazinkaiser}}''
* ''BlueCometSPTLayzner''
* ''MobileSuitGundamSEED''
* '''TekkamanBlade'''
* ''{{Dancougar}}''
* ''MobileFighterGGundam''
* '''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'''
* ''[[{{Zeorymer}} Hades Project Zeorymer]]''
* ''VoltesV''
* ''BrainPowerd''
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''Judgment'' features examples of:

* AdaptedOut:
** The entire "[[MobileFighterGGundam Devil Colony]]" arc, as its plot comes to a halt upon [[spoiler:Master Asia's death]]. Similarly, [[MobileFighterGGundam Prime Minister Wong Yun-Fat]] (who was involved in the TV series' final arc that the final battle is based on) and [[MobileFighterGGundam Urube Ishikawa]] (whose role of manipulating Domon is partially done by Azrael) are given this.
** The [[{{Dancougar}} Muge Zorbados Empire]] does not exist in ''Judgment''; instead, Shapiro defects to the Gradosians.
* AGodAmI: BigBad [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsJudgment Gu-Landon Goetz]] and [[{{Dancougar}} Shapiro Keats]], at least until [[spoiler:[[{{Dancougar}} Sara]] [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim shoots him]]]]
* AllYourPowersCombined: [[spoiler:[[{{Zeorymer}} Great]] [[SecretCharacter Zeorymer]]]] possesess the strongest attacks of all seven enemy [[{{Zeorymer}} Hakkeshu of the Hau Dragon]]. In the case of Breist of Fire and Gallowin of Water, this is their CombinationAttack "Twin Lords" which [[spoiler:Great Zeorymer]] performs by ''cloning itself''.
* AmbidextrousSprite: Averted; it doesn't matter for most units, as they don't [[FaceHeelTurn change sides]] and most of cast are symmetrical, but it still manages to avoid it with [[spoiler: several Gundam units ([[MobileFighterGGundam Gundam Rose and Bolt Gundam]] and [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Buster and Duel AS]]) having asymmetrical designs. When they appear as enemies, their sprites are edited to not be ambidexterous]].
** But played straight in most cases, as seen in mission where there are yellow enemy units that can also attack the red ones.
* ArcWelding[=/=]CanonWelding[=/=]MetaOrigin: Like most [=SRWs=], ''Judgment'' ties together the disparate stories of the various series involved. For instance, the HumanAliens from ''Layzner'' and ''Voltes V'' are descendants of the ancient Martian civilization from ''Nadesico'' (who are presumably descended from space explorers of [[MazingerZ the advanced Mycenae civilization]] or contemporaries of them) and the truly extraterrestrial enemies such as [[BrainPowered Orphan]] and the [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Radam]] are presumably members of the alien alliance the Fury fled to Earth from in order to escape. Some of the advanced technologies created by humans such as [[MartianSuccessorNadesico IFS Nanomachines]] and the seven Hakkeshu are said to have been created using designs gleaned from the MentalTimeTravel of the [[FullMetalPanic Whispered]], who are in turn tapping into Fury designs.
* AscendedExtra: Of the [[MobileFighterGGundam Shuffle Alliance's]] support characters (excluding [[MobileFighterGGundam Rain Mikamura]]), only George de Sand's butler Raymond makes it in as a new attack for the Gundam Rose, no less. To top it off, Raymond's Butler Gundam gets a map sprite.
** The original Shuffle Alliance make their only cameo appearance in the '''''entire [=SRW=] franchise to date''''' in ''Judgment''. Sadly, this trope is subverted as they are not playable.
** Even though [[{{Mazinkaiser}} Tetsuya Tsurugi]] has a relatively small role in ''{{Mazinkaiser}}'', he is the only supporting character in the game who has dialogue with bosses outside his [[GreatMazinger parent series]]. On the other hand, given his [[SpotlightStealingSquad previous ascension]] in the ''Alpha'' series, it's understandable that certain villains want to have a word with him.
** [[spoiler: [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Gai Daigoji]], if you get him back]].
* AscendedFanboy: In addition to Gai and [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Akito Tenkawa]], [[{{Mazinkaiser}} Kouji Kabuto]] is also a {{Gekiganger 3}} fan. If you take the Nadesico[=/=]Layzner Route after Scenario 43, the special Gekiganger film created by the [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Jovians]] turns almost everyone else into a fan. Even [[MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu]] is overcome with emotion.
** On the very same scenario, we find out that [[TheBigGuy Daijoro]] is an aspiring manga artist.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The Shuffle Alliance CombinationAttack is one of the strongest attacks in ''Judgment'', but requires energy from all five Gundams of the Alliance and must be adjacent to one another. The dual {{Combination Attack}}s from each other are more efficient and easier to set up.
** The "Love" Spirit Command may grant almost every possible buff in the game, but is still the most expensive Spirit Command in the game at the cost of 90 Spirit Points (for point of comparison, by the end of ''Judgment'', an average pilot will have amassed around 160-200 Spirit Points). Subverted because it's rare a pilot will need all possible Spirit Commands at once, since the player will be saving Spirit Points to cast "Love" against bosses.
** Great Zeorymer is possibly the strongest single unit in the game. Howewer, to obtain it you need to choose routes leading to missing most of the other secrets, and you must abstain from using normal Zeorymer - which is a very useful robot in its own right - in all missions except for those where its deployment is mandatory.
* AxCrazy: [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsJudgment Jua-Mu Dalby]], after his promotion to full Knight, and [[BlueCometSPTLayzner Gosterro]]
* BeachEpisode: Which kind of loses its point as it's rendered all in text...
* BigDamnHeroes: [[{{Dancougar}} Alan Igor]] and [[MobileFighterGGundam Schwarz Bruder]] do this, but [[spoiler:when the party is running from the failed peace negotiations, Gai is the one who pulls this and starts talking about things that actually make sense (even while speaking in Gekiganger), that is, if you meet the requirements for getting him back]].
** Another one pulled by the protagonist during a ''Full Metal Panic'' event: [[spoiler:[[FullMetalPanic Sousuke Sagara, Chidori Kanama]], Kouji and [[{{Mazinkaiser}} Sayaka Yumi]] are stranded behind enemy lines and are about to be discovered by the enemy when [[FullMetalPanic Melissa Mao and Kurz Weber]] appear, then followed by a whole team of robots. Chidori being amazed at the number of mecha is an icing on the cake]].
* BossInMookClothing: The 'Behemoth' [[FullMetalPanic Arm Slave]]. In the anime, it was a unique, one-of-a-kind AwesomeButImpractical unit that required a special (and insane) pilot. But after the relevant incident has popped up in the game, numerous Behemoths - driven by ordinary {{Mooks}} - show up in a bunch of stages as mercenaries. They're essentially [[MightyGlacier Mighty Glaciers]], possessing thick armor, a ton of HP, and a 'Lambda Drive' shield to boot... their attacks, however, aren't very accurate, or very long ranged, so they mostly just wind up serving as metallic [[StoneWall Meat Shields]]. On the other hand, if they DO manage to hit you... you're gonna NOTICE.
* BoringButPractical: Aside from pilot stats, Spirit Commands, and [[BrainPowerd Nanga's]] air support, eight out of ten ''Brain Powerd'' units carry the same abilities: good mobility, a barrier, a variant on "Mirror Image" [[note]]At 130 Will, gain a 50% chance of evading any attack[[/note]], A-ranking for performance underwater, decent melee weapon, and reliable long-ranged {{Combination Attack}}s. Their practicality is only limited by low energy reserves (which they regenerate quickly).
** To a lesser extent the [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Aestivalis Units]]. Decent mobility, a nice barrier, as long as they are in range of the Nadesico they refill their energy each turn. Later they get a Barrier ignoring melee attack. Ryoko, Hikaru and Izumi also have some nice team attacks you can easily spam after upgrading their energy a bit.
* BrokenBird: [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsJudgment Calvina Coulange]]; she gets better.
* BullyingADragon: [[Anime/TekkamanBlade General Colbert]] tries to [[spoiler: nuke Orphan, which, with help from the heroes, sends the missiles through the Vital Net directly to his position]].
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: If you attack [[BlueCometSPTLayzner Prince Ru-Kain]] with Akito in one scenario, he'll pull this on the deaths of Akito's martian parents. [[BerserkButton Akito doesn't appreciate this]].
* CharacterDevelopment: For many characters, especially for the chosen protagonist, [[spoiler: and for Gai, if you acquire him]].
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: [[MobileFighterGGundam Master Asia]] can take out several anti-aircraft batteries on the [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Archangel]] with his bare hands like it was nothing, then ''leaps through the air over to the Nadesico and do the exact same thing''. Of course, this IS "[[RedBaron The Undefeated of the East]]" we're talking about here.
* CloudCuckoolander: [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Izumi]] is this HARD. She regularly [[BreakingTheFourthWall smashes the fourth wall to tiny bits]], [[ShoutOut makes references to anything she can]] and [[HurricaneOfPuns has dialogue that would fit right into]] a ''DragonQuest'' game.
* CutenessProximity: [[FullMetalPanic Bonta-kun]] is so cute, he makes all the villains mellow out the moment they fight him.
--> '''[[MobileSuitGundamSEED Rau Le Creuset]]''': What is this? The darkness in my heart is disappearing!
* CurseCutShort: Although specific to the translation patch, at one point Mao calls Kurz a "motherf-" only for him to cut her off. Later, Domon cuts [[MobileFighterGGundam Allenby Beardsley]] off when she starts to call [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Murata Azrael]] a "blonde, racist, son of a--"
* DeathByOriginStory:[[spoiler: Touya's parents (El-Serda Shiun and his unnamed wife) and Franz Zeppelin (who developed the three starting mechs, and also friends with El-Serda).]]
* DeusSexMachina: It may not have been intentional, but "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgone Orgone]]" energy? It makes you wonder exactly what they do to fuel their mecha...
** The root word "org" means "impulse". It could act in a way similar to [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Spiral Energy]] based off of willpower: at a higher Will, the user is able to utilize the full extent of Orgone energy inside the units.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The seven Hakkeshu of the Hau Dragon and [[spoiler:Great Zeorymer]], [[MobileFighterGGundam The Devil Gundam]], [[TekkamanBlade Tekkaman Omega]], [[BrainPowerd Baron Maximillian's Hyper Baronz]] and [[spoiler: Gu-Landon's Zui Gaiden fused with the Fury mothership]]
* FakeBalance: The three original HumongousMecha are supposed to be balanced, with {{Real Robot}}s "Bellzelute" as a light, dodgy sniper and "Coustwell" the somewhat heavier, melee counterpart. "Granteed", the SuperRobot, is supposed to be the tanker with balanced weapons on both ends. However, thanks to the AI's tendency to attack units with lower evasion rates, the Granteed and its overwhelming armor rating makes it better than the other two. As a bonus, because it is an L-sized unit, attack and defense bonuses are increased, with weapons so powerful its second strongest is greater than the final attack of the other originals, not to mention good weapon reach that makes it the best sniper, tanker, and melee attacker out of all three.
** The ''actual'' balance comes in with how the protagonist receives a different set of Spirit Commands depending on whether they're piloting the Granteed or not. On a first playthrough, if the male pilot uses the Granteed, he receives the "Accelerate" Spirit Command [[note]]Increase movement by three for one turn[[/note]], which doesn't quite compensate for the unit's base movement of five. When it finally arrives on the frontlines (or within range of it), it's the best of the three and solidifies its position as the top-tier super, but not before.
* FanTranslation
* FieryRedhead: [[BrainPowerd Hime Utsumiya]], [[{{Dancouga}} Sara Yuuki]] and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsJudgment Festenia Muse]]
* FixFic: [[spoiler:Gai, [[TekkamanBlade Miyuki "Tekkaman Rapier" Aiba and Balzack Azimov]], [[BlueCometSPTLayzner Ahmos Gale and Alberto Null Julia Asuka]]]] can survive. [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Asagi, Juri and Mayura of ORB]] also survive (but other ''Gundam SEED'' characters aren't so lucky...), [[{{Mazinkaiser}} Rolly and Roll]] and [[spoiler: Alan]] don't die. However, [[spoiler: Ru-Kain]] does bite it, while [[spoiler:[[MartianSuccessorNadesico Haruki Kusakabe]]]] FINALLY dies and the tragic events of ''[[MartianSuccessorNadesico Prince Of Darkness]]'' are averted.
* FlatWhat: The general reactions the non-''Nadesico'' characters have to viewing the "How and Why of the Nadesico" bits in-game.
* GlassCannon: The Shuffle Alliance units hit hard thanks to their pilots' stats, but their evasion rate and armor rating are terrible. The exceptions are Dragon Gundam, since it has a variant of "Mirror Image" and an attack that decrease the target's attack, and Bolt Gundam, which is more of a MightyGlacier. Rising Gundam and Nobel Gundam are also an exception.
* GuestStarPartyMember: [[spoiler: [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Natarle Badgiruel, Tolle Koenig, Kuzzey Buskirk, Mu La Flaga]]]], and the [[spoiler: [[FullMetalPanic Tuatha de Danann]]]]. [[spoiler: Tekkaman Rapier, Balzak and Gai Daigoji]] also count, provided you don't save them.
** WelcomeBackTraitor: [[spoiler: [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Akatsuki Nagare]]]]
* HandsomeLech: Kurz hits on the female bosses when attacking them.
* HenshinHero: We're not sure why the Tekkamen are in a game about giant robots, but no one's complaining.
* HotBlooded: One of the pilots [[LampshadeHanging mentions pretty much all the characters are]].
* HypocriticalHumor: Occasionally, [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Argo Gulskii]] will espouse that only newcomers give speeches in battle. Given where he comes from...
** To be fair, he [[TheQuietOne never joins in]].
* InfinityPlusOneSword: [[spoiler: Great Zeorymer]]
* JigglePhysics: All the original female characters during the final attacks of the units; in the case of the male protagonist, its a result of AnimeHair.
* JokeCharacter: Despite being a SecretCharacter, [[spoiler:Bonta-kun]] isn't that great. Most players unlock it likely [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUEwjS-iZq4 due to its]] {{Leitmotif}}.
** Note the unit shares the same stat growths as the [[FullMetalPanic ARX-7 Arbalest]]. The only reason why it's not as useful is a lower HP pool and weaker weapons, not to the mention it lacks the Arbalest's "Lambda Drive" abiliity. It does have a high evasion rate, can be upgraded to be fairly decent, if not outstanding (carrying four possible parts slots in contrast to the Arbalest's two), with the benefit of inspiring some [[CrowningMomentOfFunny absurdly funny comments from the villains who fight it]]. The Grenade Launcher is also a mid-to-long ranged weapon at a maximum range of six, whereas the Arbalest caps at the range of four.
* KarmicDeath: Finally, [[spoiler: Kusakabe]] gets what he deserves!
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: Rau Le Crueset for killing Kusakabe]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Mu La Flaga; not even the method used to prevent his canon death in ''Alpha 3'' can save him]].
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Azrael tells Akatsuki that having IFS Nanomachines makes him no better than [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Coordinators]]. Both traits have the same effect on pilot performance.
* LethalJokeCharacter: Believe it or not, [[{{Mazinkaiser}} Boss Borot]] - four parts slots and three pilots with a great set of Spirit Commands each, it's an absolute monster when upgraded. Just make sure to slap a part that enables flight.
** Like most [=SRWs=] that have the Boss Borot as a playable unit, if it gets destroyed in battle, it costs a mere ''10 credits'' to repair, even if it used it's [[ActionBomb self-destruct attack]].
** What really adds to this unit's lethality is it's a CombatMedic in ''Judgment'': not only can it perform its usual resupplying ammo and energy job, but the Boss Borot is capable of repairing allied units, and its weaponry is exceptionally cheap to upgrade. Essentially, it's [[SwissArmyWeapon Swiss Army]] GlassCannon in a game with lots of options for upgrading durability.
** Unlike its previous counterparts, the Boss Borot has attacks that can strike aerial opponents. Granted, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny'' gave the unit the "Borot Pressure Punch", but ''Advance'' rendered it a secret upgrade, became a MidSeasonUpgrade in ''Reversal'' and was available in ''Destiny'' from the start, but that game had much better units.
* MagikarpPower: The Shuffle Alliance units may be {{Glass Cannon}}s, but they have enough to benefit from upgrades to armor rating and mobility. This hybrid defense works well with the pilots' high level of the "[[CriticalStatusBuff Prevail]]" pilot skill [[note]]The lower the HP, the greater the increase to accuracy/evasion/critical/armor stats[[/note]] and allows their strong offense to work to its fullest. Each unit also receives a MidSeasonUpgrade later, with the God Gundam for Domon and the rest of the Shuffle Alliance getting their {{Super Mode}}s and {{Combination Attack}}s.
** The [[SecretCharacter hidden]] [[spoiler:Vorlent]] unit may seem like an underwhelming original unit with only three attacks, especially considering its requirement (beating the game three times each with a different original mecha). However, it's MidSeasonUpgrade is the [[spoiler:Raftclans]], arguably the strongest of the original playable mecha. It also has the Orgone Cloud ability.
** Layzner, too: a FragileSpeedster at the start, but once it unlocks "V-MAX", it becomes a LightningBruiser.
** Units with poor base stats make up for it with more parts slots and more cost effective weapon upgrades.
* ManlyTears: Kouji, [[CombattlerV Hyoma Aoi]] and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsJudgment Touya Shun's]] reaction to [[spoiler: the aftermath of Master Asia's death]].
* MarathonLevel: The attack on [[{{Mazinkaiser}} Hell Island]] pits you against several waves of high HP bosses and EliteMooks, including [[FullMetalPanic Gauron]], who is invulnerable to all but the strongest and most expensive attacks.
* MistakenForPedophile: At one point, Kurz tries to cheer up [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Ruri Hoshino]]. She tells him he's acting inappropriately and the other pilots proceed to tease the hell out of him.
* MsExposition: [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Inez Fressange]] really likes explaining things and usually shows up out of nowhere whenever someone asks a technical question just to explain it and dissapear again. She joins the crew after chapter 3, within one or two battles other characters in the game start to comment on her love of explanations, by chapter 7 people start to openly ignore her.
* NamiTamaki: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71T9FPpNQBE Castaway]]", the theme song of ''Judgment''. Note its not an ''actual'' in-game theme song, but one used for promotional purposes.
* NukeEm: The [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Earth Alliance's]] solution to every problem. It eventually comes back to bite them in the ass HARD.
** This is [[{{Zeorymer}} Burrstone of the Mountain's]] specialty.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: [[SmugSnake Ru-Kain]] leads the [[BlueCometSPTLayzner Gradosian Empire]] in striking an alliance with the [[spoiler: [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Jovian Federation]]. This is completely antithetical to his [[TheSocialDarwinist in-series beliefs]], where he [[FantasticRacism views all humans as inferior]]. It's partially justified by it playing to his MightMakesRight philosophy, however]]. Several characters do point out the Grandosians would never see the Jovians as equals, and are simply using this alliance to make their invasion of Earth easier before turning on them, to the point of aggravating the war so that the Earthlings and Jovians will wipe each other out.
* PostScriptSeason: For ''Combattler V'', as the [[CombattlerV Campbellians]] have either been defeated before ''Judgment'' starts or they simply don't exist in this setting. For the most part, Combattler is treated as a part of the ''Voltes V'' plotline (though they have separate slots in the "Favorites System").
* RedemptionDemotion: Averted with Gale and Julia; they have the same stats they had as bosses when they join you.
** Played straight with [[BrainPowerd Jonathan and Quincy]], whose [[MidSeasonUpgrade Baronz]] are more powerful than all but the [[BrainPowerd Nelly Brain]], but are nowhere near the 60,000 HP they exhibited as bosses.
* {{Reconstruction}}: Remember the moment where Akito calls himself a fool for believing in Gekiganger? If you saved [[spoiler:Gai]], he shouts that just because the Jovians are abusing the ideal doesn't mean the ideal itself is wrong. After all, [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Tsukumo Shiratori]] believes in that ideal, too. [[spoiler: Eventually, that same ideal inspires the Jovian aces to rebel against Kusukabe, in a sequence of events that culminates in the mad admiral's death]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Yurika's father, Admiral Koichiro, holds back [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Blue Cosmos]] and their mad plans from within the UEFA for as long as he can.
* SecretCharacter:[[spoiler: There's quite a few. To name all of them: either Gale or Julia plus the Layzner mk-II, Tekkaman Rapier and Balzac, Gai Daigoji and the X-Aestivalis, Great Zeorymer, Strike IWSP Pack, Allenby Beardsley, and Bonta-kun. From the originals, you will get Vorlent and its MidSeasonUpgrade Raftclans after you finish the game thrice with different mechs.]]
* ShoutOut: The animation for the "Burning Punch" from the [[MobileFighterGGundam Gundam Maxter]] ends with a [[StreetFighter Shoryu]][[{{Shoryuken}} reppa]]. Bonta-kun's melee attack also incorporates the same punch.
** Other [[MobileFighterGGundam Chibodee Crockett]]-related shouts include references to boxers Mike Tyson and Mohammad Ali. Hell, he even references Ali's CatchPhrase:
--> '''Chibodee''': You wanna see me sting like a bee? Sit tight. That's comin' next.
** When using his [[ChainPain chain attack]], [[{{Mazinkaiser}} Boss]] will sometimes yell "[[MortalKombat Get over here]]!"
** [[{{Zeorymer}} Masato Akitsu's]] [[SplitPersonalityTakeover evil-half Masaki Kihara]] uses one of [[KingOfFighters Iori Yagami's]] DesperationAttack quotes.
--> '''Masaki''': Cry, scream, and then die!
** The background music for Bonta-kun may sound a few notes familiar... and is indeed titled [[Series/TheATeam Tokkou Yarou]].
* ShutUpHannibal: A lot of them, but especially frequent in Scenario 49. To wit:
** Akito vs Ru-Kain:
--> '''Akito''': Why would a man such as yourself ally himself with Kusakabe?
--> '''Ru-Kain''': What Kusakabe affirms is right. [[MightMakesRight Justice is power, and power is justice]]. This is the meaning of being conquered by your betters.
--> '''Akito''': There is no way this can be called justice, neither in Gekiganger nor anywhere else!
** [[spoiler:Gai]] vs [[spoiler:Kusakabe]]
--> '''[[spoiler:Kusakabe]]''': Justice isn't something that can be just spoken of. It must be made real by destroying evil ones such as yourself.
--> '''[[spoiler:Gai]]''': Huhuhuu... Actually, Jovian general, you got it all wrong. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if you win or lose. What does matter is what you believe inside of yourself. A justice like yours, founded of deceit and betrayal, isn't worth a damn!
** [[spoiler:Gai]] also gives a version this to Akatsuki when he starts talking about how there is no justice and bashes how idealistic the heroes are.
** [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Kira Yamato]] vs Rau Le Crueset
--> '''Crueset''': You're a mistake, boy! You're something that should never have existed! It is time that you disappear forever!
--> '''Kira''': That's my line! If you hate the world so much that you want everyone to die, then the only way is for you to be destroyed!
* ShutUpKirk: In one of the earlier scenarios, [[BlueCometSPTLayzner Karla Egiel]] summarily orders the heroes to be silent, as "[[FantasticRacism monkeys]]" like them have no right to even question the "[[SocialDarwinist learly superior]]" Gradosians. The heroes [[TalkToTheFist aren't impressed]].
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Played with; although the crew of the Archangel are extremely cynical, they do make sound tactical judgment and treat everything as WarIsHell. The likes of [[SPTLayzner Eiji Asuka]] and [[TekkamanBlade D-Boy]] are justifiably downbeat, too. On the other hand, most of the others are ridiculously idealistic and despite making decisions that could get everyone killed, are always morally right. [[{{Mazinkaiser}} Makes]] [[BrainPowerd perfect]] [[VoltesV sense]] [[CombattlerV when]] [[{{Dancougar}} you]] [[MartianSuccessorNadesico look]] [[MobileFighterGGundam at the cast]].
* TheSmartGuy: In addition to those from their respective series, Masato becomes this after [[spoiler: [[SplitPersonalityMerge inheriting]] EvilGenius Masaki's memories and knowledge]].
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With The Heavens]]: The translation patch calls it "Zeorymer of the Skies", compared to the more-liked "of the Heavens". This will be fixed in a future release.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: Other than the featured series, ''Judgment'' is notorious for the AI's preference for attacking units with low evasion rates. This tends to result in super robots and battleships hogging all the kills.
* TheBattleDidntCount: If you manage to defeat Ru-Kain in Scenario 30 (difficult, but doable), it turns out you haven't even managed to dent his Zakarl - its regenerates HP and the Prince laughs in your face.
** The same goes for Moon/Nadesico route Scenario 23.
* TheObiWan: [[spoiler: Gai]] to Touya and Akito
* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed: The [[{{Mazinkaiser}} Mikene Empire]] is attacking in full force, Orphan is about to exit the atmosphere, and [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Genesis]] is ready to burn the Earth to a crisp. Yeah, nothing alarming about it.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Akatsuki is kind of a jerk, while Masaki is kind of a monster. [[spoiler: Fortunately, only one of them sticks around]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Touya, Akito, Kira, and [[spoiler:Gai]]
* ThisCannotBe: Jonathan and Quincy, all the time, especially if they're taken down when piloting their Baronz. Also, [[spoiler:Ru Kain and Shapiro]] murmur this as they die.
** [[spoiler: Jua-Mu]], who dies in his insanity screaming that he can't be defeated over and over.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Before this game was released, no one would have expected to see ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' in a ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' game.
* VillainTeamUp: The [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Jovian Lizards]], the Gradosian Empire and Shapiro have joined forces. Gauron works for Dr. Hell and the Hau Dragon. Azrael and General Colbert have the same goals. The trope gets subverted when [[spoiler: Master Asia tricks [[VoltesV Duke Bergan]] into facing the heroes underprepared]].
* WeCanRuleTogether: Dr. Hell pulls this on the heroes once they've beaten all his forces. Our heroes reject the offer right away and tell him to [[ShutUpHannibal shut up]].
* WhatTheHellHero: After the Archangel uses [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Lacus Clyne]] as a human shield, almost everyone who had joined the group (and Touya, if he's the protagonist) up to that point are royally pissed, to the point the Archangel crew was worried they would abandon them. Just about the only character who takes the other side is [[GreyAndGreyMorality Akatsuki]].
** To a lesser extent, Touya's initial choice to desert the crew after his first skirmish regardless of the consequences causes Kouji and Tetsuya to have this reaction. Kouji, in particular, really lays it into Touya, going so far as [[LoudLastName using Touya's surname as opposed to his first]].
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Ruri recommends this after Master Asia makes his first appearance.
* TheWorfEffect: Kouji and his Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} briefly suffer this when [[Anime/FullMetalPanic Gauron]] uses the Lambda Drive to block a Turbo Smasher Punch.
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