The phrase "super robot genre" is a bit awkward, especially when it doesn't necessarily involve Super Robots.The super robot genre is, as you might expect, a type of Mecha Show that usually features Super Robots. However, the heart of the genre lies with the characters rather than the mecha. Super robot genre protagonists — typically either a lone warrior or a small, elite team — are Ideal Heroes defending their homes from an onslaught of mysterious, overwhelmingly powerful foes. Whether they're fighting giant monsters, an Alien Invasion, other Humongous Mecha, or The Legions of Hell, they're facing an enemy that threatens the entire world, and only they can stop it — so they're Saving the World with every battle. After all, when the entire planet is at stake, Evil Only Has to Win Once. For that reason, the super robot genre tends to star heroes who won't give up for anything, ever. They'll typically sustain this determination with copious amounts of Hot Blood, with support from their friends and loved ones in especially tight spots. Said hero may be a crack Ace Pilot with years of experience, or they may be an Ordinary High-School Student who managed to Fall into the Cockpit — but either way, they'll be supremely confident in their ability to stand their ground against the evil that threatens the world, due to the combination of the righteousness of their cause and the strength of their spirit. As you may imagine, given that these heroes usually win the day purely by being awesome enough to do whatever they set their mind to, works in the super robot genre lean heavily toward the idealistic side of the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism. Oh, right, and there are usually robots, too. The super robot genre takes its name from the Super Robots that generally appear — though it's possible to have a work that uses the character archetypes and plot structure of a super robot show without actually having any super robots in it, thus the distinction between "super robots" and the "super robot genre". The super robot genre usually uses a Monster of the Week format, each episode following the same formula of a new threat appearing, fighting the heroes, and being defeated — not uncommonly by the same attack, which will appear Once an Episode (and may leave viewers wondering why they don't use that attack first). Compare and contrast the Magical Girl genre, which involves many of the same tropes, but stars girls with magical powers instead of boys with Humongous Mecha. See also Real Robot Genre, a generally Darker and Edgier take on the giant robot series.
— Native Jovian, who can't come up with a better name for the trope.
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