Awesome: Armored Trooper VOTOMS

The original series

  • One thing viewers may notice is that the amount of Stock Footage this show has is relatively low. Many of the mecha battles are animated separately and don't rely on recycled scenes. For a 1980s anime, this is quite impressive.
  • The first time Chirico gets an AT in working order in the first arc and utterly cleans house with the biker gang terrorizing the city. An AT may be fragile compared to its counterparts from other mecha shows, but it is more than enough to take on a bunch of punks armed with bikes and machine guns.
  • Chirico's assault on the police station when he singlehandedly modifies a Scopedog and takes on a police army, complete with an insane 1440 no scope that takes out almost a dozen targets effortlessly, 30 years before Major League Gaming would even popularize the term "no scope."
  • In Episode 12, when the AT Battling team is prepared to ambush Chirico and Fyana in the elevator, he already anticipated their moves and rigged the lift with a directional bomb that takes out nearly a dozen elite Battlers at once.
  • The end of the first arc, when the Melkian army deploys an elite AT airborne unit to take down the corrupt police station. The Mle Trois is a sight to behold as the cops, the army, and Chirico & his friends turn the show into a nonstop showcase of explosions.
  • The Kummen Jungle War arc showcases some of the most awesome mecha combat in the series, possibly even the Real Robot Genre. The battlefields vary greatly, from dense jungle to raging rivers to rocky mountains, and Chirico has to employ real tactics and think on his feet to stay alive especially since the Veela army has a Perfect Soldier on their side. The battle in the lake may very well qualify as probably the most intense fight in the series.
  • The final duel between Chirico and Ypsilon in Sunsa.
  • In Episode 51, Chirico achieves his highest kill count in a single AT: 37.
    • Also from that same episode, Fyana stealing an AT, following Chirico across the desert to keep him alive just long enough to demand a answer for what he was doing. If that wasn't enough, she told him that if it turned out he was following in the footsteps of Wiseman she wouldn't hesitate to shoot him no matter how much it would kill her to do so.

OVAs and expansions

  • In Pailsen Files, the invasion of planet Monad. Imagine spending over 4.5 billion dollars every second during the battle which involves sending over 120 million Gilgamesh soldiers to invade a planet turned fortress by the Balarant forces, which technically makes it an unwinnable war. But in the eyes of Wockam, this was all an attempt to further test the Barcoff squad's survivability.
Rochina/Ruske : However, our ISS, which will attack the core, is only made up of 300. And in essence, only five.
  • from the Red Shoulder Document: Roots of Ambition OVA, the parade scene, just...the parade scene The combination of that march music along with Pailsen's priceless expression at seeing that Chirico's squad was there, was just great.
  • During the final fight between Chirico and a super-crazed Teitania. Teitania effortlessly destroys Chirico's Burglary Dog, thus causing him to eject out injured. Chirico, in a last-ditch effort, pulled out his trademark pistol and tried to shoot at it. But, he suddenly collapsed from his injuries and fires a bullet towards the ground. Now for the awesome part. That bullet would then ricochet off the ground, slip through a small hole in Teitania's Order Buckler's armor, hit her auxiliary brain, and incapacitate her, rendering her unable to go on fighting. This has to go down as one of the luckiest shots in Votoms history.