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Awesome Music: Super Robot Wars

The Super Robot Wars franchise is chock full of these. One of the main reasons why the games are popular is also credited to how kickass the character Leitmotifs are.

  • First off, all licensed series have their openings and other music for its characters as their own Leitmotifs, thus they won't be listed here. Many of these are awesome in and of themselves, so see their relevant Anime sections for those.

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    Courtesy of JAM Project 

The songs of JAM Project are pretty much the incarnation of this trope, having the power to turn just about anything into a Moment Of Awesome.
  • "Hagane no Messiah" ("Messiah of Steel"), the theme of Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden and the group's first contribution to the franchise.
  • "GONG" is one of the greatest songs ever made, both in terms of the melody's essence, as well as the context of the song in relationship to Alpha 3 it appears in. See the lyrics for yourself.
    • Although it can be argued that "Skill" in Alpha 2 is the most popular JAM Project song, used as finale of many of their concerts or used for an encore. Fans have made this powerfully clear in a number of animated music videos made over the years. One powerful example is during the final opening CG scene in Alpha 3, where the Alpha Numbers stare down an impossibly huge numbers of STMC, and charging towards and getting buried in an endless swarm of them. The actual music makes this scene look rather doomed and depressing, but overlaying it with the end of "Skill", however, and you absolutely cannot believe for an instant they aren't going to emerge victorious (or hold back the Manly Tears the end of that song forces from you).
  • The Second Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen gives us "Noah", while its sequel Saisei-hen has "Hagane no Resistance" ("Resistance of Steel"), both EXTREMELY energetic themes for two great games.
  • "The Wings of Legend" from the Second Super Robot Wars Original Generation, combining a slow buildup of a ballad into an epic marching song.
  • "MAXON", the first opening theme for The Inspector, the Animated Adaptation of Original Generation 2.
  • The 3-episode Original Generation: The Animation may not have been great, but at least JAM Project provided "Meikyuu no Prisoner" ("Prisoner of the Labyrinth"), later used as its own Leitmotif in Original Generations and Original Generation Gaiden.

    Classic Timeline 

    Super Robot Wars Alpha 

    Super Robot Wars Z 

    Super Robot Wars Original Generation 

    Masou Kishin 

    Other 

Super Robot Wars Advance

Super Robot Wars Compact 2

Super Robot Wars Compact 3
  • "Kurenai no Shurashin" ("Crimson God of Carnage"), Leitmotif of Folka. One of the better tunes in Compact 3, it turned more awesome when it appears in Original Generation. You can practically feel the vibe that Folka truly is Kenshiro incarnate piloting a Humongous Mecha.
  • "Kishin Ranbu" ("Wild Dance of the Machine Gods"), once The Cavalry arrives in Compact 3. Original Generations version here.

Super Robot Wars Destiny
  • When this game was released, none of its original musical tracks were named. Once the Second Original Generation was released, the title theme was given the name "Destinies". It was given an orchestrated version for the Second Original Generation.
  • Joshua and Cliana each have a normal Leitmotif, but a second one is triggered whenever they use the strongest attack in whichever mecha they are in. For Joshua, "Desire" and "Drumfire", respectively; for Cliana, "Duologue" and "Duet", respectively.
  • "Devastator", the default theme of the Melior Esse of the Ruina.
  • "Despair", Destiny Big Bad Perfectio's Leitmotif. Until the release of the Second Original Generation, fans have been calling his theme "King of Ruin". Its remix from 2nd Original Generation is also pretty great.

Endless Frontier

Super Robot Wars Judgment

Super Robot Wars K

Super Robot Wars L

Super Robot Wars MX

Super Robot Wars Reversal

Super Robot Wars W
  • "Bullet Striker", Kazuma Ardygun's first Leitmotif.
  • "Just One Chance", used in the "EXA Nova Shoot Over" attack for the Valzacard
  • "Determination ~ Pride and Memory in the Heart", the Leitmotif used when Kazuma's younger sister Mihiro gets to pilot the Valhawk solo for one scenario (for the rest of W, she's a co-pilot). It's gentle enough to match a character like Mihiro but forceful enough to match what she's capable of handing out, even worth keeping on the Valhawk when Kazuma returns post-Time Skip. It's kept on the Valstork battleship, so you'll hear it by using the eldest Ardygun sibling Shihomi, after she succeeds their father Blessfield. This possibly makes this Leitmotif the Ardygun family's theme song.
  • "Eternal Memory" for the Final Boss, despite it being uncommonly upbeat.

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