* {{Anvilicious}}: When an American pilot in ''Armageddon'' blames Shin Getter for causing the Getter Bomb and nearly destroying Earth, Kei gives us the line "They act like they've never dropped a bomb before in ''their'' history!"
* CompleteMonster: [[MadScientist Professor]] [[BigBad Rando]] from ''Go'' was an EvilOverlord whose mission was to TakeOverTheWorld even if he had to kill every human on it. Starting with mass murder, Rando forcibly converted his victims to mindless killing machine cyborgs and unleashed them on the rest of humanity. He had no compunction using [[NukeEm nuclear weapons]] on a city as well, all borne out of his desire to rule the world.
* CrazyAwesome: '''Everything'''. It should be noted that ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' get its CrazyAwesome gene from this show.
* CreatorsPet: Just a tiny bit. There seemed to be some slight hints of shilling Benkei in an early episode of ''Getter Robo G''. During a test the veterans Ryoma and Hayato take a beating testing Getter Robo G's simulation. Benkei tries it and everyone is distracted and leave Benkei. They return in panic only to find that he had fallen asleep and was unscathed.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: '
** '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adSGHnlEgeU Ima Ga Sono Toki Da]]'', the title theme for the first few episodes of ''Armageddon''. Not that the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyBfoCtsXYk Original 70's Theme song]] isn't as awesome.
** Getter has had a lot of awesome themes, though. Ima Ga Sono Toki Da was replaced by ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaJw6lqGFew HEATS]]'', Shin VS Neo has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHsvnJ1NqO8 STORM]]'', and New had ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maGo746WoLE Dragon]]''.
** New itself has multiple: ''Warriors'', ''SAGA'', ''Hoero!'', and ''Deep Red''.
** From Armageddon/Sekai Saigo no Hi is the instrumental track ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ_d1YdrQwE TEKIJOU]]'', which is an intense soundtrack suited for both duels and dramatic transformations.
* DesignatedHero: Subverted. Hayato in ''New Getter'' starts off as murderous, sadistic, AxCrazy terrorist. Other characters are quick to forget this, even after he tries to kill them all almost immediately after getting control of the Getter, though this is because Hayato is quick to prove himself as a skilled pilot and a reliable hero. Besides, he's ''their'' murderous, sadistic, Ax Crazy terrorist.
* DracoInLeatherPants: It seems that whenever the Getter Emperor rears its head the only time it appears heroic is when there is another assimlative enemy on the horizon (The Invaders) or something that is so desperate to stop the Getter is destroying Earth too (Shin Getter Robo manga.) Many see the Getter Emperor as being a simple force of awesome that simply IS -- and as a force of awesome, it destroys indiscriminately.
* FanonDisContinuity: Even though it's a series with a great deal of [[AlternateContinuity continuities]], which would usually make the point of discussing canon moot, hardcore fans will NOT talk about the ''Getter Robo Go'' anime except as an abomination.
* FirstInstallmentWins: More people know about the first three pilots plus Benkei, probably only the hard-core fans know of the later {{Power Trio}}s. Most likely due to the LighterAndSofter 70's anime which are adaptions of only the first Getter Robo publication.
** The second manga trio of Go, Shou, and Gai is also relatively well-known, at least compared to the cast of... well, anything after ''Go''. Even on ThisVeryWiki, most of the tropes relate to the original team, the team in the ''Go'' manga, or the cast [[AlternateUniverse as portrayed in]] ''Armageddon''.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Like many of the works of Creator/KenIshikawa and Creator/GoNagai, Manga/GetterRobo is rather popular in Spanish and Italian speaking countries.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Anyone who's watched ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' knows the phrase uttered during the transformation sequence; it's the page quote on this very wiki. Then you realize that not only has Getter Robo been doing those actions with just three units, but more ''accurately'' as well (the Black Lion makes up the head and torso, whereas the other lions form a single limb each).
** ''Getter Robo Go'' has Raseshi and Professor Rando, rather clear [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of of [[Anime/MazingerZ Baron Ashura and Doctor Hell]] and has Raseshi [[spoiler: set up his master's defeat as a part of triumphant return of ancient race he's a member of]]. Guess what few years later Baron Ashura does in ''Anime/ShinMazinger''.
* {{HSQ}}: Very high. Spikes are expected whenever a dinosaur shows up.
* ItWasHisSled: Musashi dies in most Getter Robo continuities.
* LesYay: Michiru with Miki in ''Manga/{{Devilman}} vs Getter Robo''
* MagnificentBastard: Raseshi [[spoiler: leads Rando's Canada campaign to the ground, resulting in his army being forced to defensive and him to activate doomsday device Dinosaur Empire will use to destroy humanity]].
* MemeticMutation:
** '''FUCK DINOSAURS!'''
** "If there's a hole, it's a guy's job to thrust into it!"
* MostWonderfulSound: Every time you hear the words "Open Get!" coming out of one of the pilots' mouth, expect something awesome coming this way...
* MyRealDaddy: Creator/GoNagai is often credited as the man behind ''Getter'', but all he did was come up with the concept; Creator/KenIshikawa handled pretty much everything else (though Nagai did help with monster designs). In recent years, especially following Ishikawa's death, this has been getting better.
* NightmareFuel: Several aspects of the Getter Rays are like this, as are many of the enemies.
** One of the best examples is the final battle of ''Getter Robo Go'' where [[spoiler:Shin Getter ''absorbs'' everything it comes into contact. This doesn't become clear until the largest enemy mecha grabs Shin Getter in its tentacles, which then turn into a hand. The POV shifts to show that the mecha is now Shin Getter's new body. Enemy and ally alike are freaked out.]]
--->'''Schwartz:''' [[spoiler:AAAH! AAAH! THE GETTER IS EATING IT!!]]
*** On a meta level, it's also scary because it's theorized to be the birth of [[spoiler: ''[[MechanicalAbomination Getter]]'' ''[[EldritchAbomination Emperor.]]'']]
** The Devolved beings in Getter Robo Devolution. They're unlike any other mechanical beast the Getter has faced before. They're strong and quick. Able to hurt the Getter as well....but the truly scary part about them? [[spoiler:''They're all different Getter Robos''.]]
*** Oh and now it gets worse. Turns out there's been a BIGGER threat looming over them. This threat has also been their closest ally. Has assisted the team and humanity in fighting the Devolved beings but has slowly revealed it's true nature. The name of this threat? [[spoiler:You guessed it. The Getter Emperor yet again... the whole manga seemingly it's ACTUAL origin story.]]
** The Invaders in ''Armageddon''. Of particular mention is the way they infiltrated and assimilated a large portion of a polar colony, then used the [[AndIMustScream still-alive Colonists]] to ward Shin Getter off from attempting to attack it. Just as it's about to do irreversible damage to Shin Getter, the Black Getter swoops out of the sky, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkc6E47KBNI proceeds to brutally rip the Invader to shreds without caring about the moaning and crying colonists that were assimilated by the Invaders]]. The resulting chorus of cries from the unfortunates who ''splatter everywhere while still moaning'' horrifies the pilots of the Shin Getter, as well as the one girl they managed to rescue.
** Shin Getter Robo itself, given it's sinister look, it's demonic expression (complete with batshit insane, robotic eyes) and the fact that the ''robot itself develops a malicious self awareness'' thanks to it's superior Getter Ray storage capacity.
** Absolutely [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] as [[https://youtu.be/Pciq4XOXYTo the battle against the Four Heavenly Kings]] is in New Getter Robo, Ryoma's reaction to the sudden burst of Getter Rays from the fallen Getter Machines is ''horrifying''. [[spoiler: While Benkei and Hayato are lucid and slightly disturbed by their bodies literally pulsing with Getter Rays, Ryoma goes completely AxCrazy, roaring like a beast and [[LaughingMad laughing like a maniac]] while ignoring the fact that his furious movements are ''literally crushing his allies to death''. It takes the two of them screaming his name at the top of their lungs to get him to snap out of it.]]
*** And that's not even getting into what ends the fight. [[spoiler: The team doesn't kill the last Heavenly King, A version of ''Getter Emperor'' appears and crushes the monster to pulp in it's hand!]]
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: The ''Getter Robo Go'' anime is supposedly not well-received. ''Shin vs Neo'', which is based on ''Go'', is considered a successful redemption take on ''Go''.
** Also Jack King's portrayal in the same. He was appallingly offensive in the original anime (even to the Japanese's eyes), but in ''Shin vs Neo'', he's basically a walking, GratuitousEnglish talking series of [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome]] and SugarWiki/FunnyMoments.
* UncannyValley: Even though they hail from a franchise that is well known for having {{Gonk}} characters there's something very off about Mr. Cohen and Mr. Stinger.
* ValuesDissonance: The manga draws a lot of ideas and values from eastern philosophy and Buddhism, which may come across as somewhat "hippy" to western readers.
* WhatAnIdiot: In ''New Getter Robo'', Ryoma at one point tells Benkei that Michiru would fall for him if he shows her his [[UnusualEuphemism little warrior.]] He actually buys this.
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