Awesome / Robotech

  • The novelizations turn the Destroids dying horribly in Khyron's assault on the earthbound SDF-1 into an awe-inspiring heroic last stand as the Destroid pilots try to buy time for the Veritechs and MACs/Monsters to arrive; they also include a scene of the Destroids marching out to back up the SDF-1's turrets in the final battle against the Zentradi fleet that was not in the anime, describing it loving detail and crediting them with tripling the SDF-1's short-range firepower for the last battle.
  • In one of the Robotech: The Sentinels novels, Max and his daughter Dana fight. The fight is interrupted before it concludes, but it's implied that the latter might have actually managed to beat the former if they'd fought to the finish.
  • A subtle one. The Pinpoint Defense System harnesses the protection of the Omnidirectional Barrier into three relatively small discs that can be moved anywhere on the hull of the SDF-1 without the risk of overloading the system. These discs are controlled by the three bridge technicians using fist-sized trackballs. Throughout the series, they are able to track incoming laser fire and catch most of those blasts with their barriers. That's equivalent to moving a six-inch target to catch a bullet. And they did this by hand through numerous battles.
  • In the novelizations, each chapter is topped with an excerpt from various things including historical stories, military reports, and biographies. One excerpt is from Gloval's memoirs. In it, he recounts how he had explained to Earth scientists how they performed what they had called the Daedalus Maneuver. Placing all the defense barriers on the front of the Daedalus arm, jamming it into a ship, and opening the forward troop deployment doors so that a battalion of mobile armory could open fire inside the enemy vessel. The scientists dismissed his claims as their knowledge of the SDF-1 suggested this was just a fluke. Gloval comments that they were able to perform this fluke several times on command exactly as intended.

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