* AwesomeMusic: The theme, which is sung by [[JAMProject Endoh Masaaki]]. ''Especially'' the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhTUh7d8Ft0 FINAL]] version.
** Some of the StockFootage music is also noteworthy - in particular, "Final Fusion" is one of the most heroic ThemeMusicPowerUp tunes in the series, and "Goldion Hammer" is basically music for "[[CurbStompBattle Kiss your ass]] [[FinishingMove goodbye, villain]]!"
** '''POWER OF DESIRE''' and "Let's Final Fusion!", the latter sung by '''both''' Masaaki Endoh and Hironobu Kageyama.
** The [[{{Determinator}} aptly named]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm2T0uXYBbk Yuuki Aru Tatakai]], practically the musical cue that the villains are about to get their sh*t wrecked in a truly epic way. Most of the series's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome best moments]] have this song accompanied them (the showdown with EI-01, the final battle with the Z-Master, GaoGaiGar vs Zonuda and Gai's EPIC beatdown of Palparepa)
** King J-Der's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24G1ip05QJs Utsukushiki Tsubasa]] (Beautiful Wings of Light). Plenty of Super Robots have HotBlooded Rock themes. How many have a fricking OPERA?
* EarWorm: #[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w9UX_ZxAmA GAGAGA GAGAGA GAOGAIGAR!]]#
* GlassCannon: The 11 Sol Masters from FINAL (with the exception of Pia Decem Pit). They're able to dish out a serious beating, but they have the defense of wet cardboard, breaking apart from even medium-strength attacks. Their "infinite regeneration" is the only thing that keeps them from being curb-stomped by GGG in combat.
* GrowingTheBeard: The first 20 or so episodes are not actually that impressive and reveal the show as the kid's show it was... but around episode 27 or so, the quality of the story, the acting, the animation, the hot blood, and the absurdity all takes a sharp uptick and the show grows ever more entertaining from there.
* HilariousInHindsight - "Made in China" stamps on FuuRyu and RaiRyu toys.'
** When Furyu and Rairyu act under UN orders and storm GGG in FINAL, they deploy in deep space which causes them to appear gray. There are ''bootleg toys'' of them in that color.
* MemeticMutation: "Symmetrical Docking" became a FanNickname for two women pressing their breasts together after a memorable ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' YonKoma gag comic.
** Seen [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/150779 here]]
* MostAnnoyingSound: Good god, Sunou's voice is like like scratching nails on a chalkboard made of screeching kittens.
* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognise: In FINAL, Kotaro is replaced with this old bugger in the command chair, and the UN makes its move to acquire GGG's resources, which they're planned for some time. Turns out the old guy wasn't part of their plan - [[YouShallNotPass he even ends up holding the line.]]
* NightmareFuel: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RgIU5tgCkA Penchinon]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLTqGkUGCzE Oh dear GOD Penchinon.]]
** In episode 3, the [[spoiler: government decides]] to [[spoiler: send a full assault squad and helicopter to "retrieve"]] little Mamoru, after the kid [[spoiler: transformed and purified another monster. They have at least five guys yank the kid, thrashing and crying for his parents, off of his feet.]] All while saying that [[spoiler: they didn't want to hurt him.]]
** Also the previews for episode 31. [[spoiler: A satellite drifting quietly in space, a close-up of a small rock beside it... spooky music? And then BOOM! FULL-SCREEN PASDER, complete with evil laugh and [[TheManBehindTheMan Pagliaccio]] DEVOURING HIM WHOLE.]] And just to top it all off? Episode 31's title: [[spoiler: Farewell, GGG]].
** Episode 16: [[spoiler: a university festival vanishes into a fireball, with little warning, leaving nothing but a massive crater]]. What would give small children nightmares is the way the attack is presented - it's very reminiscent of Sarah Connor's dream sequence in ''{{Terminator 2}}'' and unlike any other so far, we see the injured and the scale of the disaster, implying that people actually ''died'' this time.
** No mention of Guy's [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown BRUTAL Beatdown]] of the [[spoiler: Zounda]]? Sure, it seems awesome, but [[spoiler: when you hear Guy's anguished and enraged shouts as he destroys the beast that contains Mikoto by ripping it apart, even after [=GaoGaiGar=] starts falling apart,]] you can't help but shiver. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCE42E5oths Watch and Listen...]] He doesn't even resort to using any of his attacks, just shouting in rage and tearing it limb from limb. And when it comes to the core... he just rips it out, no Hell and Heaven.
* {{Padding}}: Especially prevalent in the first half of the series, the mediocre first half would have much shorter episodes if not for the constant blabbering during the battles.
* PeripheryDemographic: The TV series was originally aimed at kids, yet suffered poor TV ratings. Its popularity actually came from massive DVD sales to older otaku.
* SequelDisplacement: To wit: [=GaoGaiGar=] is the ''only'' one of [[BraveCommandDagwon two]] out of the eight BraveSeries to have a page here on TVTropes. That's saying something.
** The rest of the BraveSeries now have pages, but [=GaoGaiGar=] is ''still'' the most easily recognized of the eight. All but the hardest-core mecha fans will react with a blank stare and "Wait... there was a series?" when the BraveSeries is brought up in the context of GGG.
*** This is all compounded by the fact that, as of this writing, [[BraveOfTheSunFighbird only]] [[Anime/TheBraveFighterOfLegendDaGarn three]] [[Anime/{{BravePoliceJ-Decker}} other]] BraveSeries have been fully-subbed in a coherent way.
* SuperlativeDubbing: ''Damn'' the dub is awesome.
** Which makes it all the more unfortunate that it was canceled halfway through, just when it was about to get good. Apparently low sales sealed the dub's fate and season 2 was released subtitled only.
* ToyShip: Mamoru and Hana. Driven home with a big golden hammer at the end [[spoiler:when their schoolfriends present Hana to Mamoru in a wedding dress, veil and all, before he leaves.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Yes, folks, this really is a merchandise-driven children's show at heart, and it's worth remembering that as you watch it. The original, anyway - FINAL was made for the PeripheryDemographic that sprang up after the wee kiddies didn't really take to it.
* TheWoobie It's hard to not feel incredibly terrible for Mamoru after all that happens to him in FINAL.
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