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Fridge: Getter Robo
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • All the Getter energy attacks have properties that match various energy/radiation weapon types. Getter Beams tend to behave like particle beam sprays or laser-like streams of Getter rays depending on the concentration/charge of the Beam, and the Stoner Sunshine evokes a controlled thermonuclear reaction of Getter energy, which can generate sufficient physical pressure to rip Getter Robo G's armored skin clean off its endoskeletal frame. The effects also extend to how direct exposure to the Getter Rays is lethal to several of the villains - Dinosaurs melt on exposure, and the Invaders in Armageddon "over-evolve" and self-destruct in a manner akin to radiation sickness and/or cancer.
    • Speaking of endoskeletal frames, many, many shots of the Getter Robo mecha without their "skin" of metal plating tend to expose a massive and extensive system of mechanical muscles. For the most part, this explains the terrifying physical strength of the Getters when they have power to spare.
    • Many combat damage closeups tend to show that the Getter's external plating is but a thin layer of metal plates, and several closeups of the Getter Robos in Armageddon show that the skin can be generated spontaenously as part of the combination sequence. This explains how the Getter Machines can morph easily between forms with an organic smoothness not seen in many other Super Robots - Its "skin" of metal panels is clearly very flexible and capable of rearranging itself neatly. It also explains why the Getter is a bit of a Glass Cannon compared to heavily-armored titans like Mazinger Z and the GaoGaiGar, which have solid bodies made out of whole cast-chunks of heavy armor-grade alloy. Furthermore, this means the Getters can just spawn their weapons just by making them out of the same plates formed into weapons.
  • Fridge Horror: Before being adopted by monks, Benkei Musashibo was living in the wild, stealing food and kidnapping girls from nearby villages. Now think what he needed the girls for.

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