Anime / Gao Gai Gar FINAL

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Together with the oath sworn through courage!

The OVA sequel to GaoGaiGar, released from 2000-2003. Following the Gutsy Galaxy Guard's victory over the Zonder and the 31 Primevals, a new threat makes their appearance on Earth. GGG - with Guy Shishio and the newly-constructed GaoFighGar - teams up with their French counterpart Chasseur to battle the evil organization Bionet. Among Chasseur`s ranks is Renais Cardiff Shishioh, Guy's cousin - a former Bionet cyborg with the relentless pursuit of destroying those who took away her humanity. But after a battle with Bionet, GGG`s bases around the world are suddenly attacked, and the recently-discovered "Q Machine Parts" and the original Gao Machines are stolen by Mamoru Amami, who has been abducted and cloned by an even greater threat known as the "Eleven Masters of Sol." Evicted from Earth by the United Nations, GGG must now travel to the far reaches of the galaxy to battle the Sol Masters and save the universe before it`s too late.

Tropes

  • Action Girl: Rune Cardiff Shishioh.
  • Battle in the Rain: FINAL #2, Gai in GaoFiGar vs Mamoru in the old GaoGaiGar. Or so it seemed.
  • Big "NO!": Mikoto lets one out at the end of episode 5.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Despite having defeated the 11 Soul Masters and destroyed the Pas-Q Machine, thus saving the universe, the heroes are trapped where the Repli-Trinary Solar System was, and they can only send Mamoru and Kaido back to Earth to reunite with their families and friends. Though they believe GGG will find a way back to the solar system, despite having been banished from it by the UN.
    • The very last frames shows that there might still be hope left. The last thing seen in FINAL is the Galeorian Comet, which sent them to the Repli-Trinary Solar System in the first place. And as learned in the beginning of FINAL, the Galeorian Comet passes Earth once every 8 years. So there is still hope for the heroic GGG, if they can survive for those 8 years.
      • A bit of All There in the Manual would show that they may not have even had to wait anywhere near that long: one of Genesic's abilities that was never shown is called the Galeoria Road. Most speculation on it is that it emulates the dimension-travelling power of the Galeoria Comet, meaning that the key to their salvation is already at hand.
  • Book Ends: In the first episode, EI-02 takes a Broken Magnum to the head, and regenerates, just to take a punch right in the jaw. In the last episode of FINAL, Palparepa takes a Broken Magnum at point-blank range, right in the head, and regenerates, just in time to get a socked right in the jaw.
    • The entire final battle between Genesic GaoGaiGar and Palparepa Prajna is almost identical to the battle between GaoGaiGar and Zonuda. At least the part after a bright explosion of light and a silhouette of GaoGaiGar with rocks floating upwards. The dialogue is changed, though.
  • The Cameo: Alouette from the Final 00 manga has three.
    • Shigeru Akamatsu and his two assistants from Betterman appear in episodes 4 and 8.
    • Lamia, also from Betterman, has several in Grand Glorious Gathering.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Of all things, the Tiger Wood.
  • Continuity Nod: The GaoGaiGar vs. Palparepa match at the end of FINAL was basically a big throwback to the last fight of the original series against Zonuda. Except for the "punching the enemy during regeneration" bit, that relates to the very first episode.
  • Darker and Edgier: FINAL is much darker than the original series, given that it's an OVA, it's obvious why.
  • Darkest Hour: FINAL episodes 4/5. 3G has been laid low by Palparepa's chemical nanomachines and manipulated into shutting down the Brave Robo Corps. Arma and Renais have been defeated by the Sol Masters, but Guy and GaoFighGar have been utterly curbstomped by Palparepa; GaoFighGar has been reduced to scrap metal, and Guy appears to be dead. All hope seems completely lost... and then Mamoru comes back, Renais finds Soldato-J, the J-Ark flies again, and the story begins to pull itself back from the Despair Event Horizon.
  • Edited for Syndication: Grand Glorious Gathering can be seen as this. Although it adds new scenes that link it to the Betterman Universe.
  • Episode 0: The Beginning: There is a six part manga prequel that shows the creation of GaoFighGar and more about Bionet.
  • Everyone Looks Sexier If French: Renais is French, and is very hot... well, literally and figuratively. Look but don't touch—her skin temperature runs hot enough to burn on contact.
    • The French Dragons are the only female robots in the series, making them hot by default.
    • Also subverted from the very beginning - Swan White, GGG's resident Ms. Fanservice, is American.
  • First Church of Mecha: Rather fitting in that Genesic GaoGaiGar is also referred to as the God of Destruction. Rightly so, too.
  • A God Am I: Palparepa.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Once Pisa Sol is destroyed, one could tell Goldymarg was smiling before his death.
  • He's Back: Episode 6 of FINAL completely undoes Guy's Heroic B.S.O.D., topping his triumphant return off with him, now in control of Genesic GaoGaiGar (aka The God Of Destruction), ending the episode by handing the Sol Masters nothing short of a DEATH SENTENCE.
    • Big Damn Heroes + this trope = Episode 7. After being put practically into stasis from their battle with EI-01 and having their base annihilated by the first 3 Primevals, Volfogg, HyoRyu, EnRyu, Goldymarg, and the King of Braves himself all come roaring back and show the new Big Bads that messing with the Gutsy Galaxy Guard was a HUGE mistake.
  • Hope Spot: The start of rpisode 5, and then subverted back and forth like a ping-pong ball a few times in episode 8.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: A somewhat variation of this trope in the form of the Pares Particles, which causes nerve cells to be greatly relaxed, most of GGG is overtaken easily due to their desire for peace, while Guy and Reine aren't affected because of their G-Stones, Papillon isn't also because she studied with hallucinating effects.
  • Madness Mantra: The Repli-Brave Corps constantly chant Terminate upon seeing King J-Der.
  • Meaningful Name: A sort-of reverse example in the final battle, in which all the damage dealt to the Genesic GaoGaiGar is on the Protect side precisely because it's being used as protection, while the Broken side - which is used to attack instead - remains unscathed.
  • Mood Whiplash: Thanks to the replacement for Kotaro being this old bugger who takes his time over the Final Fusion commands.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: With Palparepa towards the end:
    Palparepa: Total victory... this is the right of God.
    Guy: I'll show you... THE POWER OF TRUE COURAGE!
    Genesic GaoGaiGar stands and powers up to excessive levels.
    Palparepa: Go ahead and show me!
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Genesic GaoGaiGar is referred to as "the God of Destruction". Of course he's one of the good guys, but that is certainly not the name of something most people want to mess with.
  • Noodle Incident: Upon seeing Guy, Gimlet mentions that he will pay him back for the event in Hong Kong.
  • Post-Script Season: Takes place one year and a half after the original show.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Guy and Palparepa are fond of throwing these at each other. Palparepa is particularly fond of mocking Guy for his mortality and claiming that "lesser beings" like humans can never match immortals like himself. After hearing this for half the series, Guy finally makes his rebuttal in the midst of a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown in episode 8:
    Guy: The reason you tried to seal off GGG...! The reason you couldn't come close to the G-Crystal...! The reason you isolated GaoFighGar...! The reason you didn't come to directly attack our Earth...! It's all because you feared us! The G-Stone's power can only grow and surpass the power of the Loud G-Stone! This is the energy BORN FROM COURAGE!!
  • Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: In FINAL. Apparently, it requires a whole universe worth of dark matter to rebuild one solar system.
  • Super Prototype: Zig-zagged, though in a manner that ultimately plays it straight. While Genesic GaoGaiGar, the original model, is stronger than GaoGaiGar or GaoFighGar, according to supplemental materials, the Genesic GaoGaiGar was specifically designed to combat the Sol Masters when they go out of control - since it was never intended to combat Zonder and the Primevals, it would have actually been less effective than the Earth-made GaoGaiGar had it fought those enemies. By the time of FINAL, though, the destruction of the Z-Master, and by extension all Zonder metal, has rendered this point moot, making Genesic GaoGaiGar a straight upgrade.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The 11 Masters of Sol from are just trying to rebuild the Trinary Solar System after it was destroyed by the Zonderians. It just so happens that they're using the rest of the universe as construction material.

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