* AntiClimaxBoss: After defeating the first phase of the battle against [[{{Mazinkaiser}} Ankoku Daishogun]], you will fight him, three on one with the {{Mazinkaiser}}, [[spoiler:[[{{Mazinkaiser}} "Shin"]]]] [[{{Mazinkaiser}} Great Mazinger]] and the [[GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo]]. All pilot's Spirit Points are restored to full and Will is maximized. The fight itself (thanks to the brutally overpowered {{Combination Attack}}s of the former two) can be ended in roughly two to three attacks, even on a SelfImposedChallenge run.
* DoingItForTheArt: [[spoiler: [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Gai Daigoji]] gets a brand-new update to his character portrait so that he matches with the other ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'' cast when the story moves to the ''Prince of Darkness'' plot]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Ardygun family, as a whole for the OriginalGeneration of ''Super Robot Wars''. Fans have been clamoring for their inclusion in a future ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' instalment; see WildMassGuessing.
** ''W'', in general, is by far the most popular of the NintendoDS [=SRW=]s, and was the most popular handheld SRW until [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Z2]] came along, with some having gone so far as to consider it the best SRW ''period'' when it was released. Literally the only real complaint was that it could be a bit easy compared to previous titles, and that's mostly due to certain units or unit groups being surprisingly easy to "[[GameBreaker break]]" simply through competent, average play.[[note]]The GaoGaiGar units and Ardygun family units being the biggest offenders in this regard.[[/note]]
* Expy: The 'Val' series of mechs are a clear nod to the SRX team. To whit:
** Valhawk: 'Leader' mech/[[MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam expy]] (R-1)
** Valstork: BFG and FriendlyFireproof [[HerdHittingAttack MAP attack]] (R-2/R-3)
** Valguard: [[CombiningMecha Combined from the first two]] with finger lasers and energy-fist attacks (SRX)
** Valzacard: Final Upgrade and GameBreaker that uses a second mech as a weapon in its final attack (SRX-Altered)
* FixFic: [[spoiler:Gai Daigoji, [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Tsukumo Shiratori]], [[TekkamanBlade Miyuki "Tekkaman Rapier" Aiba, Balzac Asimov]], and nearly everyone in ''MobileSuitGundamSEED'' survive; even [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Seina]] is given more CharacterDevelopment and a better death]].
* GameBreaker: See [[GameBreaker/SuperRobotWars here]] for details
* GoddamnedBats: The [[TekkamanBlade Radam Tekkamen]] are not only durable, but have high mobility and offensive weapons. Later, these units gain a second HP bar using units similar to [[TekkamanBlade Tekkaman Blade's Pegas]]. This also applies to the [[DetonatorOrgun Eyds]]. However, due to the amount of {{GameBreaker}}s and ''W'' being mostly an easy title, these units are considering annoying rather than actual threats anytime they appear.
* HoYay: The whole [[TekkamanBlade David Kruegel/Tekkaman Dead]] ordeal is commented on, but it's mostly "don't let [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Hikaru Amano]] [[YaoiFangirl find out about this]]!"
* MagnificentBastard: The entirety of the [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsW Database]] and the creation of the Valzacard]] basically places [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsW Blessfield Ardygun]]]] as this.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: ''EVERYTHING'' about the [[MidSeasonUpgrade Valzacard]]. For instance, it's most 'Basic' attack (the equivalent to a Gundam's [[CherryTapping Head Vulcans]] or the Mazinger's EyeBeams) is a City-Leveling WaveMotionGun.
* RunningGag: Kazuma's inability to get a date/girlfriend, in spite of being able to say some very flattering things to the girls of "Neue Wärter".
* ThatOneBoss: [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Gauron, Gates and Takuma]]. In short, if you're a named male villain from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', facing them ''will'' suck.
** While these bossess with their "Lambda Drive"-equipped units are deadly later in the late, they fail to keep up with the incoming {{GameBreaker}}s received. As dangerous as a Gauron is by being able to take two actions during an enemy turn, use Spirit Commands and weapons fueled by the Lambda Drive, he still can't keep up with a heavily upgraded "Valguard".
** Ankoku Daishogun, provided you want to gain a SecretCharacter: not only does he bring multiple sturdy {{mook}}s, each with StandardStatusEffect weaponry to fight you, he's extremely resilient and powerful. To make matters worse, you cannot use [[{{GaoGaiGar}} Big Volfogg]] for this stage (only normal [[{{GaoGaiGar}} Volfogg]]). This poses a challenge for a player doing a "[[SelfImposedChallenge No Upgrade Run]]" where the only way to destroy him in five turns is to fully abuse combining mechanics of the [[{{GaoGaiGar}} The Ryu robots]].
* TheWoobie[=/=]IronWoobie: Tekkaman Blade, so much that even [[{{GaoGaiGar}} Kotaro Taiga]] is outright terrified by his life experiences.
* WildMassGuessing: Fans tend to assume that because of the abilities of the Valzacard, it will fulfill the role of the [[SpaceRunawayIdeon Ideon]] if ''Original Generation'' gets to the events of ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha 3]]''.
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