* AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/SuperRobotWars An entire page of it]].
* BrokenBase: Now with its [[BrokenBase/SuperRobotWars own page]].
* CompleteMonster:
** [[SadistTeacher Aguilla Setme]] is the cruel head of the School, a brainwashing academy for {{Child Soldier}}s. Setme is responsible for the brainwashing and MindRape of countless children into heartless soldiers, and she has no compunction sending them to die as cannon fodder, or to kill civilians. The process is portrayed as a painful and traumatic one as well, with Latooni, one of the "graduates" of the School who is saved having what amounts to PTSD and severe issues. When Arado, one of her "children" manages to escape her, Setme shows no remorse in brainwashing his LoveInterest Seolla and sending her to murder him. When Seolla is saved, Setme has their beloved big sister figure Ouka brainwashed to kill them, Ouka only freeing herself long enough to [[TakingYouWithMe destroy Setme at the cost of her own life]]. Setme even says they're not even people to her, just test subjects to be used and discarded.
** The AxCrazy [[BloodKnight Archibald Grims]], a PsychoForHire without a cause, only wants [[ForTheEvulz to enjoy more bloodshed]], especially if it's from innocents. He also gleefully forces Elzam to make a SadisticChoice, whether it's to allow Grims to unleash a deadly nerve gas, killing the entire populace of a colony, or to kill his, Elzam's, own wife to prevent the attack.
** Lubikka Hakkinen is a brutal, {{sadist}}ic [[PsychoForHire mercenary]] who leads attacks on civilian colonies all the while sporting a big SlasherSmile on his face. One of these attacks took the lives of the parents of Tytti Noorbuck, and this wasn't the first atrocity Lubikka had committed. When Tytti exposed him, Lubikka was forced to flee, becoming a mercenary raider who still carried out war crimes, except now he possesses a fixation on making Tytti suffer. He targets her friends and kills her lover Ricardo, all to hurt the one person who escaped him before he plans to kill her as well.
** Jua-Mu Dalby may not be one at the beginning, but he certainly is an extremely nasty individual despite his youthful appearance. While he's extremely loyal to [[NobleDemon Al-Van]], he completely looks down on Earthlings, insulting them at every chance possible with no chance of even considering them WorthyOpponent (like Fu-Lu Mulu). He is also responsible for partaking in the destruction of Ashalley Kreutzer facility, mentally scarring his 'mentor' Calvina Coulange, and unlike Al-Van, Jua-Mu has no regrets and conflict over it, he just enjoys slaughtering humans over the superiority complex he has as a Fury. When Al-Van is demoted and Jua-Mu took an increase in power via injection of massive Larseium, what remains of his sanity goes away, and instead he punts up his AxCrazy {{Jerkass}} behavior to the point he's extremely loud in not just insulting humanity, but also personally carrying out mass slaughter on them.
* DemonicSpiders: [[Anime/MacrossPlus Ghost X-9s]] in ''Alpha'', the [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Katana]] clones in ''Endless Frontier'', Dimensional Beasts in the ''Second Z'', certain Elemental Machines throughout ''Masou Kishin''
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlphaGaiden Sanger Zonvolt]] began as a sympathetic enemy and late-joining SixthRanger type in ''Alpha Gaiden'', but was so popular among fans of the game he was brought back as a major character for ''Original Generation'', as a ''main'' character for ''Alpha 2'' and has a prominent role in ''Alpha 3'', ''then'' being the representative for [=SRW=] in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''. Being one of, if not, '''THE''' biggest badass in the Banpresto multiverse helps.
** The Ardygun family in ''W'' are wildly popular, as well. The fact that they have one of the most iconic GameBreaker mecha in the franchise helped a bit of their popularity (or really, ''W'', in general). For a one-game-only continuity NintendoDS [=SRW=], it's so well-liked that a sizable part of the fanbase considered it the best installment to date.
** ''Judgment'' is pretty popular for its original mechanical designs, main characters and for breaking traditions, especially among Western players, thanks to the FanTranslation.
** While there are a plenty of favorites for the franchise's original characters, those appearing exclusively in ''Original Generation'' are better received, such as [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Kai Kitamura]] of the elite Aggressors and The School children, namely [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration namely Latooni Subota and Ouka Nagisa]].
** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars3 Valsione]] could count, being one of the best examples of HumongousMecha RobotGirl in fiction. In a similar vein, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lamia Loveless]], though she's more RidiculouslyHumanRobot.
** [[Characters/MasouKishin Shu Shirakawa]] is pretty popular, mostly stemming from his infamous [[ThatOneBoss Granzon/Neo Granzon]] in older appearances. When his ''EX'' route is carried over into ''Original Generation'' via DownloadableContent called ''Dark Prison'', his status continues to elevate.
* GameBreaker: See [[Gamebreaker/SuperRobotWars entries here]]
* GoddamnedBats: Barrelions from ''Original Generation'', nearly all {{Mook}}s in ''Destiny''
* HilariousInHindsight
** Any time {{Fanart}} or a parody video depicting a HumongousMecha series that hasn't made an [=SRW=] appearance yet, then makes its debut for a new installment, will be this. Case in point, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWAh6ULyNJE this 2006 video]] showcases ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'', ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer'', ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'', ''Anime/GunXSword'', ''Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar'' and ''Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu'', while [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTj-YNFwJQk this 2010 one]] includes ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'', and ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
** ''Scramble Commander 2'' might not be one of the most well-received games, but it had ''Anime/MacrossZero'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''. In other words, two series where [[NamesTheSame the protagonist was named Shinn]]. One could say this is an area where it gets [[IncrediblyLamePun a leg up - twice]] - on the other games.
* ItsHardSoItSucks: The average ''Super Robot Wars'' title is something that might be a bit overwhelming for a total newcomer, but is otherwise fairly easy outside of a handful of [[ThatOneLevel trouble scenarios]]. Any title that gets any harder than that tends to elicit complaints, ''A Portable'' being the most notable example. The most common arguments against more difficult [=SRWs=] are that the {{Curb Stomp Battle}}s [[RuleOfFun are part of the fun]] and that [[EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame the animations and cross-series interactions are more important than the gameplay]].
* MemeticMutation: No [=SRW=] meme has been more profilic sin-'''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pYsz3ytMQ3Y "Trombe!"]]'''
** A scene in the final episode of ''Divine Wars'' about [[spoiler:the characters' facial reactions on [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Lefina Enfield]] in a PlayboyBunny outfit]] became a meme on its own, usually having them get surprised about other "WTF" scenes in media. This went recursive by reacting to the reaction panels of its "Gaijin {{Yonkoma}}" predecessor.
** "Real Men Ride Each Other"
** Never be surprised if you suddenly see [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsK Mist Rex]] inserted in newly announced [=SRW=] screenshots, be it a licensed series or not, he won't be in. He's just [[TheScrappy that hated]], the {{Troll}}s are using him to agitate fans into thinking he's in the next title.
** One that existed since ''Alpha'', [[spoiler:only to be brought back via ''Original Generation'']], is "''[[ManBehindTheMan Sore mo watashi da]]''!" ("That was me as well!")
* TheScrappy: An inevitability, given an individual's preference to particular HumongousMecha series
** Any series for installments that are simply included [[{{Filler}} to round out the cast]], usually by way of PostScriptSeason or they simply take most of the spotlight from their peers. ''Anime/MazingerZ'' [[Anime/GreatMazinger and]] [[Anime/{{Grendizer}} its]] [[Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} various incarnations]] are the biggest offenders.
** ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' and its sequel movie "Prince of Darkness" for the early-to-mid 2000s. They made an abnormal number of appearances for a series that wasn't one of the "mainstays" ([[Anime/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 one of which]] is a VideoGameRemake of a trilogy that didn't have ''Nadesico'') and were fairly important in all of them. Judging by the reaction to its inclusion in ''BX'', the eight or so years away from SRW were sufficient to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap rescue the series from the Scrappy Heap]].
** The trio of ''Anime/DancougarNova'', ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', and ''Gundam SEED Destiny''. Although ''Nova'' missed ''Operation Extend'' and ''SEED Destiny'' wasn't in ''Neo'' (nor any RealRobot series), these three have, otherwise, been included in every traditional [=SRW=] since their introduction. The fact that ''Frontier'' and ''SEED Destiny'' are included [[WolverinePublicity in order to generate sales]] doesn't help matters. That being said, ''Frontier'' is generally considered the worst of the three, as fans do enjoy seeing [[FixFic the writers revamp the plot]] of ''SEED Destiny'', and ''Dancougar Nova'' isn't very plot-intrusive for crossovers. This position is emphasized with ''BX'', which gives ''SEED Destiny'' and ''Nova'' a break, but still includes ''Frontier''.
** Sometimes, a series' {{Leitmotif}} can be bashed due to its frequent use - take "Last Impression" from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'', for example. Certain fans have grown weary of the tune due to it serving as the only musical theme for ''Endless Waltz'' through its years of [[WolverinePublicity obligatory appearances]].
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Playing modern, better-polished and more-refined games in the series first is an '''excellent''' way to ruin the much more-primitive early entries. It's really hard to be motivated to get through the ExcusePlot of the NintendoHard original ''Super Robot Wars'' when there's little to no battle animations, the lacking of any ability to skip them, being able to choose how to react to an enemy attack when it happens (instead you have to make one choice for the whole party), etc.
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