* {{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!"
* AssPull: [[spoiler:Kei in Armageddon is actually Genki Saotome, who is female.]]
* CompleteMonster: Rando, from ''Getter Go'', starts with mass-murdering people and [[BodyHorror turning their corpses into remotely controlled cyborgs]], unleashes his mecha-hordes on the rest of humanity to exterminate everyone in their path, nukes cities... solely because of his ambition to rule the world.
* CrazyAwesome: '''EVERYTHING'''.
* 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]]''.
* DesignatedHero: 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.
** That's 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 is not selfish or destruvice to anyone or anythign in the wide universe.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Musashi. Originally an anime-only character, his surprise popularity led to Ishikawa incorporating him into the manga. He's been very dead in both continuities since the 1970s (apart from a brief appearance in ''Armageddon'' and a cameo in ''Shin vs Neo''), but he's still ''the'' most popular and well-known Getter-3 pilot.
** He's so dead that virtually all reboot continuities and games featuring him ''will'' kill him off. The only time it's possible to save him will involve secrets (and these routes are non-Canon as far as story goes).
* 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 KenIshikawa and GoNagai, GetterRobo is rather popular in Spanish and Italian speaking countries.
* HellIsThatNoise: The Invaders from ''Armageddon,'' who continually emit an absolutely nightmarish, echoey, screeching wail.
* HilariousInHindsight: Anyone who's watched ''{{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 [[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 Robot continuities.
* LesYay: Michiru with Miki in ''{{Devilman}} vs Getter Robo''
* LoveItOrHateIt: Even among hardcore fans, ''New Getter'' is rather divisive.
* 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!'''
* MostWonderfulSound: Every time you hear the words "Open Get!" coming out of one of the pilots' mouth, expect something awesome coming this way...
* MyRealDaddy: Go Nagai is often credited as the man behind ''Getter'', but all he did was come up with the concept; Ken Ishikawa 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!!]]
** 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 sinester 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 Rays storage capacity.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: ''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.
* SoCoolItsAwesome: C'mon people! Only five tropes are needed from this franchise to justify this one!
* 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: Ryoma at one point tells Musashibo that Michiru would fall for him if he shows her his little warrior. He actually buys this.