I, Ookamikun, am a Troper who actually was once a lurker in TV Tropes
. After a days of reading entries, I decided to man up and edit some entries anonymously before finally joining the site. It was only around late 2010 where I decided to join the forums too. Since then I've been hanging around in the site when I have free time.
I'm the kind of person who is pretty sociable
, but often snarky
for kicks. I... am not a huge fan of Shipping
, though I really don't mind it in small doses. Anime Tropes
have a tendency to irk me, but usually they can be harmless when not forced. I may have a tendency to be nitpicky about small details, like how some shout outs
in Digimon Xros Wars
aren't from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
, darn it! I think Humans Are Boring
hence prefer fiction where main characters aren't human beings.
I'm a big fan of Tokusatsu
(regardless of country) - I particularly grew up with Hikari Sentai Maskman
, Choudenshi Bioman
, Space Sheriff Shaider
, Kousoku Sentai Turboranger
, Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman
, Choujin Sentai Jetman
, Kamen Rider Black
, and Ultraman
. I'm a bit too leery towards new toku shows (the less we speak about Kamen Rider Decade
and Kamen Rider Kiva
, the better), but I like Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
, Kamen Rider Kuuga
, Kamen Rider W
, and Ultraman Max
. Despite that, I also enjoy Power Rangers
, particularly Power Rangers Zeo
, Power Rangers in Space
, Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
, Power Rangers Time Force
, and Power Rangers RPM
(which I consider to be the pinnacle of Power Rangers shows... sorry Space fans). By virtue of definition, I also enjoy Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
, Xena: Warrior Princess
, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I also like Super Robot
shows, especially the ones made during the 70's and 80's. I pretty much relished Mazinger Z
, Great Mazinger
, Voltes V
, and Daimos
. No, I do not think Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
I love Western Animation
, as I especially love Looney Tunes
. The DC Animated Universe
is also my favorite, along with the DC Universe Original Animated Movies
. There are many cartoons I also like, from HeyArnold
, from 2 Stupid Dogs
to Dexter's Laboratory
, and hey, even SpongeBob SquarePants
Oh, and I like wolves
. They can be cute
, and well... I like the way how they hug each other
. They're so adorable yet so awesome, and did you know that dogs come from them? You can even see them on certain breeds!
I'm not much of a trope launcher, as the only trope I have launched is, well... Badass Furry
(because I absolutely love the anthropomorphic characters done by Tetsu Inada
, especially Doggie Kruger
). Because nothing says Bad Ass
than a huge blue dog! However, I've launched work titles, like Tatsunoko Production
, Isao Sasaki
, and Orangina
. I've also kept tabs on works like Digimon Xros Wars
, Star Fox
, and the like.
The Wolf Verse
Because I'm bored/have too much time in my hands, I decided to have this. This is essentially some of my ideas on superheroes based on the Tokusatsu
genre albeit in Western-animated form (which would mean it isn't Live-Action TV
therefore not Toku
). It's a mix of both Henshin Hero
and, well, non-Henshin Hero. The amount of team members vary
, from the solo hero to the Five-Man Band
plus Sixth Ranger
. They share a single Multiverse
I actually plan to write them... somehow
The Wolf Verse heroes are the following:
- Police Force K9
- Rescue Force Quadro
- Ancient Runic Knightsworns
- The Aviators
- Feral School - Beast Arts
- Galactic Armada
- Hybrid Heroes
- Ultimate Highway Racers
- The Journey of the Starbearers
- Shed Your Skin
- Chrome Titans
- Star Specter
- Police Enforcer PUG
- Galaxy Sheriff SIXA
- Aura Fighter Long Woo
- Code Agent: Panther
- Metal Avian Cosmos
- Robot Smasher AXL
- The Scorched Steel Sphere
- Binary Paranormal
- Jurassic Rampage - Machines and Dinos
- Electric Fighter Thunderbird
The series contains the following tropes:
- The Ace: Some Sixth Rangers are.
- Action Girl: Some female heroes are.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Some villains are, but Prime Program in Star Specter is the Big Bad equivalent.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Sifu Gui-Lon from Feral Style - Beast Arts, some of the parents of the current Deck4s team, Commissioner "Mad Dog" Duke from S.W.A.T., and Garyuki from Chrome Titans.
- Badass Normal: Some teams are essentially this compared to the others. Police Force K9 are just a bunch of specialized policemen as opposed to S.W.A.T. who are policemen with Powered Armor.
- Big Bad: Depending on the series, it has either a single Big Bad, or many.
- Big, Badass Wolf: The verse sure has them either as The Hero, Sixth Ranger, or the teammate. Some teams don't have a wolf, like The Aviators (where everyone are birds), Ultimate Highway Racers (the closest thing for a wolf is a husky), and Aura Fighter Long Woo (where everyone are dragons).
- Brainwashed and Crazy
- By the Power of Grayskull!: For transformation, of course.
- Carnivore Confusion: Generally avoided as characters are based from carnivores... save for certain teams. For instance, Q3 is a rabbit and Commander Alpha is a goat. Thankfully they are in different universes, so it makes sense. This also leads to...
- Furry Confusion: S.W.A.T. has Sharkie, who is a shark. Generally fishes aren't anthropomorphic, but in this verse he seems to be one.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Most teams are. Generally it's the suit or armor color, but some like Hybird Heroes take it differently (their beast form is color-coded).
- Cross Over: Some teams crossed over with each other.
- Dark Action Girl: Female Dragons and villains
- Darker and Edgier: Certain seasons are. Shed Your Skin is pretty dark despite the dorky main character, and Star Specter is pushing it, because it is the only series where the leader dies at the end.
- Fanservice: Some transformation sequence for both male and female.
- Five-Man Band
- Henshin Hero: A bulk of them.
- The Hero: Some series only have one hero instead of a team.
- Heroic Sacrifice: So many to spoil.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Darwin (Dart) and Daniel (Dash).
- Mecha: Ranging from space stations to actual robots. The Aviators are primarily about a group of pilots with Cool Planes whereas Ultimate Highway Racers are a bunch of racers with Cool Cars.
- Petting Zoo People: Though some universes have humans and mythical species.
- Power Trio: Some teams are composed of three members.
- The Psycho Rangers: Negative Universe versions of DartDash and Deck4s, Sirius clone in Shed Your Skin, and mass-produced Shark Armor in S.W.A.T.
- Shout-Out: Crossing from Tokusatsu, Super Robot, and even Comic Book references!
- Sixth Ranger: Penta-Quad (Rescue Force Quadro), Macesworn Dageroth (Ancient Runic Knightsworns), Foresteye (Hybrid Heroes), Raven Rider (Ultimate Highway Racers), Anubis (DartDash), Wild Joker (Deck4s), Orion (Star Specter), and Garyuki and Shilong (Chrome Titans).
- Transformation Trinket: Varies from wrist transformers to belt buckles.
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Metrovil City has always been a pioneer in technology throughout the world. Of course, that means criminals are rampant in the streets, using hi-tech gadgets to perform their dirty work. Thankfully, two heroes protect the city: the daring duo going by the collective name "DartDash". No one knows that they are actually a repair technician and a student doing internship... and that they are quite different
from each other.
This is the ninth entry in the Wolf Verse and is the sixth Henshin Hero
entry in the series. The main characters are homages to the first transforming hero series, Rescue Force Quadro
. This is the first series where there are less than four main characters, which will become a recurring number later on.
The two main characters are:
- Dart (Douglas Flash) - this wolf was the one who developed the suits. After his mentor died from an accident, he continued the studies and development of the suits in recluse as a hardware/software technician. He tries out the suit just as when Dwight sees him, and soon they end up being a team. He is a lone wolf, which clashes with his partner's outgoing personality. Gets called as "Doug" by friends.
- Dash (Dwight Chase) - he is a college student cheetah in software engineering looking for internship. He gets recommended to try out Doug, which him ending up seeing the suits and eventually become Dart. He serves as Doug's Foil, being a very social, easy-going feline who has a sign of  from time to time.
- The Dash suit specializes in moving fast without causing the user to burn up.
They are also accompanied by:
- Shelly Caine - this German Shepherd is one of the top officers of the local police. She sees the DartDash as an asset, but at the same time prefers to have the force handle the case if possible. She gets into fights against crime, and can handle herself quite well. She knows Doug, and tries to make him come out of his shell.
- Arnold Nubitz (Anubis) - he is a new curator of the local museum. As turns out though, he is actually Anubis, Egyptian God of Judgment, who is sent by Ra due to Set disturbing the plane of mortals. He acts as the de facto Sixth Ranger of the duo, as he becomes close friends with them and assists them whenever he can.
Together, they fight:
- Ferrous (Simon Sanders) - he is a monkey wearing an armor who is obsessed on science and discovery, so much so that he wants to do experiments without care for the innocent people. This obsession was triggered because he was actually one of the scientists who developed the then prototype micro-suits before meeting an accident, causing his body to fail him and thus relying on his suit. Has Mecha-Mooks called Boltbodies.
- Mythik - this rat was a once former magician who practices street "magic" for money, yet wasn't below scamming people and stealing. When he stole an artifact, he accidentally awakened the sealed Set. He now serves him to keep his magical powers, clashing with the duo and Anubis in his quest to serve Set. Unlike the other two, he doesn't command followers, but he teams up with Ferrous occasionally.
- Diana Anglica - she is a Siberian Husky that leads the Nimbus Raiders. As expected from pirates, she plunders technology and sells them in the black market, preferring the skies because it is far easier to get around when off the ground. Has a thing for the lonely, non-social canine Dart. She prefers to do her own thing, and at some point offered assistance to the heroes due to a bigger disaster.
- Negative Dart and Negative Dash - they are Dart and Dash coming from the Negative Universe, where they are the bad guys. Unlike the original Dart and Dash, they actually don't like each other. They only tolerate one another because their suit, which was stolen, only works when activated at the same time, so they might as well work together. They are quite sadistic and dangerous, wanting people to kiss their feet.
This show contains the following tropes:
- The Apprentice: Wepwawet is a lesser god who looks up to Anubis. He takes over Anubis's job when he goes undercover, which he sometimes have trouble doing.
- Badass Grampa / Handicapped Badass: Negative Ferrous (called Dr. Simon), who nearly died from trying to stop the evil DartDash from their attack on the city, managed to be the person to finally suppress the Negative DartDash.
- The Baroness: Diana Angelica
- Beam Spam: This is the Dart suit's main offense.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: DartDash, deploy!
- City of Adventure: Metrovil City
- Evil Counterpart: Negative Dart has dark-violet-colored energy blasts and tend to prefer area damage, like carpet-bombing a city. Negative Dash has claws aside from super speed, and isn't holding back on using them.
- Reversed with Dr. Simon, who retains his armored suit to keep himself alive yet a good guy, but with no Boltbodies.
- Flight: This is the Dart suit's other function.
- Dark and Troubled Past / Troubled Backstory Flashback: Douglas has a mentor and father-figure named Dr. Norton who he loved so much who worked on the suit technology capable of containing many forms of technology while being able to be stored in small trinkets. It received a less than positive reaction due to its uses (albeit the idea was then stolen by Ferrous (then called Simon)), causing the mentor to lose hope, and soon getting hit by a car during his depression (the driver was Simon, who then had to rebuild his body with the project he had stolen). Douglas was left with the experiments to continue with it, feeling dedicated to his work after being left by his mentor.
- I Am Not Shazam: The characters from the Negative Universe aren't really named "Negative ____". It is just a naming convention to differentiate characters.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Subverted - Douglas might be serious, unsocial and seem cold, but he's quite sensitive to other people and actually opens up to people he considers close to him.
- Mad Scientist: Ferrous
- Mirror Universe: Partly. In the Negative Universe, the only characters reversed are DartDash and Simon/Ferrous. Simon is a good guy who collaborated with Norton in developing the suits, when the building they were making the suits were broken-in by crooks named Dwight and Douglas. Norton took a shot for Simon while telling him to flee, whereas the thieves found the transforming devices.
- Post Humous Character: Dr. Norton.
- Psycho Rangers: The Negative DartDash, which came from another dimension later revealed as the Negative Universe.
- Restraining Bolt: The Negative DartDash, unlike the good version, cannot transform unless both devices are activated at the same as a fail-safe feature was added when Dr. Simon made the suits. While it prevented them from going on separate rampages, it made them more dangerous due to them being forced to cooperate with one another.
- Sixth Ranger: Anubis acts like one. He even appears in the team-up with Deck4s.
- Super Speed: This is the Dash suit's main capabilities.
- They Fight Crime: The motive of DartDash, or at least what the city thinks. Dwight also thinks of this as a way to test the suits. Douglas finds this as a way to fulfill his mentor's wish of using the suits for good.
- Transformation Trinket: Douglas uses a small device resembling a car alarm key, while Dwight is a wrist-worn device disguised as a watch.
- Villainesses Want Heroes: Diana flirts with both Dart and Dash. In fact, if possible, she wants both of them to be her personal... attendants.
Deck! Set! Shuffle!
This is the tenth entry in the Wolf Verse and is the seventh Henshin Hero
entry in the series. New Castle City has a legacy of mysterious defenders since the pioneering days. Four people decided to name themselves after playing cards as their identities while keeping the town safe, and soon passing down their duties and jobs to the next generation. In this age of modern times, crime has gotten dangerous than before, so the current (and previous) generation of the secret defenders use technology to stop evil and keep the town safe.
The team uses a wrist-mounted transforming device that requires a Slot Card
(designed after their emblems) to activate, requiring them to say "Deck! Set! Shuffle!" to activate and wear their suit. They can then insert a Function Card
to activate an ability for their suit. The suit, mostly black with the emblem on the chest, is a technological device with each having their own properties, but all feature protection from most damage, a wrist-mounted grappling hook, and sharp throwing cards. Later on, they gain a
sixth fifth member
, a Dual Slot Card
, and Hi Function Cards
The Deck4s are:
- Ace Armstrong, a.k.a. Ace ♠ (Ace of Spades) - The Hero. A young wolf with a sense of duty. He is actually an orphan taken by the previous Ace of Spades... and this has some repercussions.
- Kingston Long, a.k.a. King ♥ (King of Hearts) - The Boisterous Bruiser. This white tiger is Ace's best friend and is the one who remodeled the previous Deck4s suits to utilize additional programs to enhance the suits. In a way, he is also Foil to Ace due to him having a very well-knit (extended) family. His mom was the former King of Hearts.
- His deck is called Defense, as his Function Cards are all about being the Stone Wall for the team to fit his stout stature. He starts with Metal, Forcefield, Shield, and Densify. He later gains the Hi Function Cards Zero Point and Tactile Density.
- His deck combinations are Liquid Metal (Metal + Forcefield), Armor (Metal + Shield), Magnet (Metal + Densify), Hyper Barrier (Forcefield + Shield), Gravitation (Forcefield + Densify), and Discus (Shield + Densify).
- Jack Jordan, a.k.a. Jack ♣ (Jack of Spades) - The Heart. He accepted the job the moment Ace and Kingston recruited him. An easy-go-lucky lounge lizard who has a side-job of teaching dance classes, his experience with his students lets him keep the team together, especially involving Ace. In a way, he also acts as The Lancer towards Ace. His mom was the original Queen of Diamonds.
- Queena Brandon, a.k.a. Queen ♦ (Queen of Diamonds) - The Action Girl. A ferret who, unlike Jack, didn't take the revelation too lightly, and it didn't help that his father, the former Jack of Clubs, was always away. When her P.E. students were threatened by a villain attack however, she took up the mantle.
- Jonah "Jo" Kendall, a.k.a. Wild Joker - The Fifth Ranger. She is Kingston's preppy apprentice and student under tutelage. A young coyote, she accidentally discovered Kingston's secret identity. This proved useful however, as she soon helps the team develop new programs for their suits.
- As Wild Joker, she uses a unique device called the Wild Card. It has access to all of the starting Function Cards of all the four suits. However, she can only use one Function Card per suit at a time, though she can use two or more Function Cards as long as they belong to a different suit. When four cards (one for each suit) have been used, she can perform an energy kick attack called Joker Trump, which releases the held energy from the devices, resetting the card counter to allow the use of Function Cards again.
The series has more than one villain
. They may appear alone, or appear in pairs if needed.
- Iron Fist - one of the most recurring villains in the series, he wants to excavate New Castle City for its resources beneath the land. He has Diggerbots to do his bidding.
- Captain Barracuda and the Shark-Eater Crew - an ancient pirate and his gang, now dead, but gets resurrected because of an excavation done by Iron Fist. After being sealed, he attempts to find ways to return back to the mortal plane.
- Mars Rupert, a.k.a. Code - a cracker who obtains illegal files for his own gain. He outsmarts the team, and is capable of fighting against them toe-to-toe with his technology.
- Silvermane - female thief/assassin who crosses paths with the Deck4s, and has a thing for strangely upbeat people like Jack. She appears rarely, but usually involves teaming up later on.
This show contains the following tropes:
- Action Girl: Queena and Jo, and others! To emphasize, the leader of the founders, the original Ace of Spades "Desert Coyote", is a woman.
- Ascended Fangirl: Jo is really amazed that his tutor is the King of Hearts, then she is really happy that she soon gets to help them, and then she is really, really happy that she becomes part of the team.
- Bad Ass: The preceding Deck4s team only used suits without Function Cards. They're far more experienced compared to the current team too.
- Badass Normal: But then the original Deck4s (then called The Deck) rely solely on skill and wit, having no suits to use at all.
- Baleful Polymorph: In an episode where a cult releases an ancient demon Xagul decides to turn everyone in the city into demons, the cult members transformed into monstrous beings as Xagul appear.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: Deck! Set! Shuffle!
- Calling the Old Man Out: Ace does this to his dad.
- And Kingston does this to Ace when Ace pushes the team too hard so much. Suffice to say this is enough to slowly change Ace to a Nice Guy.
- City of Adventure: New Castle City.
- The Clan: The Longs. They've been also a holder of one of the suits, and everyone knows who it is.
- Clothes Make the Superman
- Cross Over: with DartDash.
- Expressive Mask: The whole suit design covers up to their head, with their eyes white and everything else black. Their masks can pretty much mimic their eye movements.
- Evil Twin: Code duplicates the Wild Joker suit... and manages to create a suit that uses all Function Cards without any limit at all. It is a very tough fight, that the previous Deck4s have to intervene.
- Feuding Families: The Shirous towards the Longs. Though it gets resolved in this generation.
- Five-Man Band
- Genki Girl: Jo
- Home Base: The basement of the Iron Tiger Gym.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ace was originally this, but after standing up to his father and knowing that the team will stick with him, he mellows out and becomes a Nice Guy.
- Legacy Character: The Deck4s are.
- Missing Mom: Ace has no adoptive mom... because Ace's dad is single.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Ace really didn't feel like growing up with his adoptive father. As it turns out, his dad failed to save his parents when he was a very young cub, and so his father sees him as a reminder of his dad's greatest failure.
- Petting Zoo People
- Psycho Rangers: Negative Deck4s. When the two teams fight, their powers are equal... except the ones from the Negative Universe have no qualms of being ruthless. They defeated them by switching opponents.
- Punny Name:
- Ace, Kingston, Jack, Queena, Jo(ker) are all the notable card values.
- The Deck4s suits are simply called suits... then you realize the emblems in playing cards are called "suits".
- Rogues Gallery
- Stout Strength: Kingston is chubby (funny, considering their family owns a workout gym and most of their males are indeed built or bulky) but that doesn't stop him from being a very skilled King of Hearts.
- "Super Sentai" Stance: While not on the action itself, they do this after the Transformation Sequence.
- Tempting Fate: Kingston specifically says not to use Function Cards that do not belong to their deck. Ace just had to use Jack's Flame though. Oh, and Ace's father saw the whole thing.
- Transformation Trinket: the wristworn device called Suit Case, which is actually a two-piece device - the "case" itself and the Slot Card.
- Transformation Sequence
- Twang Hello: Their metal card projectiles make a good use of this.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Subverted that originally Ace had this intention, but when he realized that his dad was only seeing his faults, he got angry and stopped caring about his father's opinion. Later on the series, Ace was nearly killed in a fight, and soon his dad come to his aid. He was surprised, and after the fight, his father apologized, saying that in the end, he grew up so well despite everything, and despite what he said before, he mellowed out and hugged his dad.
- Wild Card: Wild Joker suit abilities.
Formation... COLOSSUS TITAN!
Ten years ago, a meteorite shower struck Earth, giving science a new metallic element called Chrome Titanium to work on. This had repercussions, with crises and other worldly changes. Among them were researching the new element for various purposes to solve the problems of the world, but of course this also catches the eye of nefarious criminals, various mutants formed from the incident, and other forms of villainy.
That is why the city of Astroville formed C
headed by Prof. Brown, a service that handles higher level threats by sending three Chromeriders
in their Titan Gears. When worse comes to worse, they combine to form the Streak Titan, a large robot based from Chrome Titanium alloy. Later on, they are joined by the Wolfe twins and their Razor Titan, but then soon come across a couple of scientists from Japan...
This is the fourteenth series of the Wolf Verse, the sixth non-Henshin Hero
entry. It focuses on the Combining Mecha
aspect as well as being a homage to the Super Robot
The main Chromeriders who pilot the Streak Titan are...
- Lou Longstripe - pilot of the Tiger Chopper; resourceful and calm, albeit fumbling when it comes to other people.
- Felicia Leonne - pilot of the Lion Prowl (a racecar); hot-headed and always on the move, and has a tendency not to wait around for orders.
- Leo Black - pilot of the Panther Double (an all-terrain); geeky smart guy and mechanic who serves as the mediator between the two.
The rival team who pilot the Razor Titan that will join later on are:
- Luna Wolfe - pilot of the Wolf Fighter; analytical and to-the-point, and has a rather ferocious side... but hides a kind heart.
- Lowell Wolfe - pilot of the Wolf Bomber; quiet and cool, but actually is a pretty cool guy when he does show his side.
And later on:
- Daichi Garyuki - pilot of the Green Liner (a magnetic train without rails); muscular, strong... and a scientist who is the mentor of Woo Shilong, a scrawny dragon who stands beside his master.
Together, they fight:
- Dr. Syke Kole - a scientist who wants to obtain most of the Chrome Titanium research, preferably the ability to replicate the material perfectly.
- Tabulus - a mutated platypus who lays eggs that turn into humongous monsters. Wants to get back at the world for turning into a freak.
- Kendreaux - a succubus whose goal is to turn Astroville into her feeding ground. She summons machinations made of black magic.
- Akuryu - a mysterious dragon who has enigmatic plans for Chrome Titanium. He made the three villains unite, secretly making them work for him.
This show contains the following tropes:
- A Day in the Limelight: Everyone gets one.
- Bad Ass: Garyuki
- BFG: Colossus Titan's side cannons.
- BFS: Streak Titan's Streak Sword and Imperial Titan's Galaxy Blade.
- Bi the Way: Lowell hints that he is one, as he is interested in getting a date... soon feels rather fond towards Leo. Leo meanwhile...
- Blade on a Stick: Colossus Titan's Colossal Spear... which fires lasers!
- Boisterous Bruiser: Garyuki
- Breath Weapon: Dragon Titan's Hellfire.
- Calling Your Attacks: While they avoid shouting out basic weapon attacks or weapons, when it involves finishing moves, they won't hold it.
- Streak Titan:Ready? Ray... SLIDER!
- Razor Titan: TORNADO RIPPER!!!
- Colossus Titan: Let's go! MILKY WAY!
- HAAAAAAAAAAAAH! SPIRALING SPEAAAAAAAAAAAR!!!
- Rocket... TORNADOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
- Imperial Titan: Galaxy Rail... ATTACK!
- Galaxy Railway... engage! Ready? Galaxy... Rail... Slider... BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURST!
- Dragon Titan is surprisingly a subversion, as Garyuki just orders around without yelling, and simply taunts the enemy or berates them.
- Combining Mecha / Humongous Mecha
- Tiger Chopper, Lion Prowl, and Panther Double combine into Streak Titan
- Wolf Fighter and Wolf Bomber combine into Razor Titan
- Streak Titan and Razor Titan combine into Colossus Titan
- Green Liner is a Titan Gear that can become a Titan itself called Dragon Titan
- Colossus Titan and Dragon Titan combine into Imperial Titan
- Cool Car: Lion Prowl
- Cool Plane: Wolf Fighter and Wolf Bomber
- Cool Train: Green Liner, and it flies!
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Luna
- Five-Man Band:
- Girls' Night Out Episode: The episode "Race in Time" focuses on Felicia and Luna retrieving a volatile compound that requires speed transportation.
- Fragile Speedster: The Razor Titan is smaller, faster, and has a dangerous arsenal. However, it doesn't take hits too much unlike Streak Titan.
- Frickin' Laser Beams:
- Streak Titan has Ray Slider!
- Colossus Titan has its side guns and Milky Way!
- Imperial Titan has Shield Flash!
- Fun with Acronyms: CATS - Chromerider Action Tactics Squad
- Gentle Giant: Lowell is a pretty cool guy.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Garyuki dies in a fight against Akuryu. At the cost of his life, he is able to destroy the generators for Akuryu's forcefield, teach Shilong to man up, and allow the Green Liner to be rebuilt to be able to combine with the two Titans.
- Home Base: CATS Eye
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Felicia ends up accepting the fact that Lou likes Luna more and supports them, and blames herself for missing the opportunity.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Dragon Titan, Garyuki, Shilong, and Akuryu.
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Imperial Titan
- Macross Missile Massacre: Dragon Titan has a bunch of missiles from its back and its chest.
- The Mario: The Streak Titan has a balanced repertoire of both ranged and closed combat with decent speed. With that said, its balanced-ness is exploited by enemies sometimes.
- Monster of the Week: Themed with the villain of the episode, in fact!
- Orphanage of Love: The Wolfe twins grew up in the Humble Box. Lowell is particularly good with children there.
- The Professor: Professor Robert Brown
- Recurring Extra:
- Javis, one of the security guards of CATS Eye.
- The unnamed assistant of Prof. Brown, who is some sort of blue bird.
- The Astroville mayor.
- Miss Eleanor, the caretaker of Humble Box.
- The Rival: The Wolfe twins were the rival group until episode 12 where they joined CATS.
- The rivalry was caused by Luna thinking that her (and Lowell's) father was kicked out of CATS after establishing it. After realizing her misunderstanding, she and Lowell joins the group.
- Following the episode where they formed Colossus Titan for the first time, Leo accidentally drank a questionable liquid, causing him to imagine the whole team do the Voltes V opening. Doubles as a Big Lipped Alligator Moment.
- Dragon Titan is Dragon Caesar... who is also Godzilla.
- The primary Colossus Titan finisher Spiraling Spear is a homage to Daimos and its Reppu Seikenzuki. The Milky Way lasers push the enemy upward before returning to the Colossal Spear, to which the Colossus Titan pierces the enemy upward while it falls to its spear, yelling SPIRALING SPEAR!
- Space Clothes: The main characters wear typical spandex uniform. Subverted by Garyuki and Shilong who don't wear spandex uniforms.
- Took a Level in Badass: Shilong mourned for his master... then picks up his coat, wears it, and stops hiding from his master's shadow.
- Tsundere: Felicia is Type A. This is why Lou became closer to Luna than to her.
- Wrench Wench: while Felicia is not as knowledgeable as Leo in terms of Titan technology, she is quite well-versed in cars.
Metal Avian Cosmos
Metal Avian Cosmos
Fly to reach unending space.
Earth has already reached new levels of technological advancement. The birds, after flying throughout the skies and local space, finally devised ways on manned space travel beyond the Solar System through lightspeed travel. However, their first manned lightspeed space travel was cut short when exploration vessel gets attacked by a race of cats called the Caracal. Jay, one of the top pilots and astronauts in Aeronautics and Astronautics Airbase (A3), gets furious upon hearing this, not helped when his beloved Gale, is one of the people in it. When news of the Caracal appearing in their space quarters, A3 prepares him the MAC, or the Metal Avian Cosmos
, called MAC-Icarus, a specially-designed machine that is one-of-a-kind, as it can shift
from craft mode
for fast travel and evasion, to a more combat-oriented fighter-mode, turning it into a humanoid robot
. Things get a little more complicated when Gale is alive but inside the feline starship, and that this isn't the first MAC, the first encounter with the Caracal, and the first lightspeed travel.
This is the twentieth entry in the Wolf Verse and their ninth non-Henshin Hero
series. This also makes it the third Humongous Mecha
entry with a focus less on Monster of the Week
, and more on having a war.
The main cast are:
- Jay Whites - The Hero and pilot of MAC-Icarus. Is a bit hot-headed especially whenever his girlfriend is mentioned, but otherwise keeps his cool whenever he is inside the vehicle. Respects authority, something he seems so strongly tied to.
- Gale Miriam - The Chick and Jay's Love Interest. Is supposedly killed, but ends up alive inside the Caracal starship. Manages to escape along with another Caracal.
- Iziar Erving - Erving is a black panther Caracal who helped Gale escape. Not a pilot, but very well-versed in mechanics.
- Commander Freud George - head officer of A3. Stern and direct on giving orders. Was once a pilot too, but broke his right leg some time in the past. Knows more than what he lets others see.
- Ace One / Jude Hooks - a huge eagle who piloted a prototype MAC. Originally abandoned Earth after realizing how horrible the planet was, becoming a mercenary-for-hire for the Caracal, allowing his MAC to be customized into MAC-Garuda. Rejoins after some encounters with Jay, doubling as a teacher and partner.
- Kirian Albedo - Albedo is the main commanding officer leading the Caracal army. A cougar. Son of the Kirian family who is assigned on the Solar System. Responsible on preventing the birds from polluting other planets.
- Kirian Reema - Albedo's sister. Actually against the idea of coercing the birds to remain in Earth, but it is her duty as a Kirian. Responsible for sending Erving. Later on joins the Caracal Rebel Force.
- Zabaya - one of the first Caracal Jay meets who pilots an MAC (his is called MAC-Starchaser). A tiger who looks calm, but the heat of the battle can turn him... insane.
- Haide - another Caracal who pilots an MAC (hers is called MAC-Catseye). A white leopard, she is actually more concerned about her well-being than her mission, despite following orders.
- Arkah - the third Caracal MAC pilot (his is called MAC-Pride). A lion, he is an analytical pilot whose MAC is customized to have separating sensors and hi-sensory devices. Very dangerous and quite intelligent.
This show contains the following tropes:
- Attack Drone: MAC-Garuda and MAC-Phoenix has detachable "feathers" that shoot lasers or bullets.
- MAC-Pride has detachable sensors and cameras.
- The Ace: Jude
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Erving may not be a pilot, but he can tell and predict how something works by just observing.
- Arkah's gimmick works on this.
- Bad Ass
- Big, Badass Bird of Prey: Jude is a bald eagle wearing a red bandanna, who is quite muscular (compared to the lanky Jay), and has a no-nonsense attitude. He beats up both birds and cats. He also gets the best MAC.
- Bash Brothers: Once Jude warms up towards Jay, they end up acting more like this outside their mentor-student shenanigans.
- Beam Spam: Whenever the MAC-Icarus needs to use its Razor Light, it needs to fire a barrage of lasers to hold the enemy in place
- Bitter Sweet Ending: Albedo and Jay manage to stop the war from going further, and Jay and Gale are reunited, while Jude and Erving became ambassadors. Reema dies after taking a shot for her brother though, and Commander George was executed for his secrets (despite meaning well).
- The Captain: Kirian Albedo
- The Chick: Gale, though has hints of Action Girl
- Da Chief: Commander George
- Dark Secret: Commander George knows some old secrets. After all, he was one of the few officers who made the Caracal angry.
- Decoy Rival: Zabaya seems like that... but then he gets eliminated (not to mention that he's crazy). Jude fits the mold so well... yet he ends up becoming a mentor instead.
- Fallen Hero: Jude was once an ace pilot who engaged in MAC training. He soon realized how vile Earth was compared to other planets, so he left Earth (while being branded as a traitor). It was Jay who made him re-establish his faith on the birds in Earth once more.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: The general armaments of an MAC.
- Good-Looking Privates: Kirian Albedo
- The Hero: Jay
- Heroic Sacrifice: Reema
- Humongous Mecha: The MACs
- Transforming Mecha: Fighter Mode and Ship Mode
- Mo Cap Mecha: Whenever the MAC goes into Fighter Mode, the pilot stands up in the cockpit to mimic its movements. that's why the pilots wear specific gear - to detect their movements.
- Meaningful Name: Seems like people assumed Jude was short for "Judas", but not really.
- Jay for blue jay (even though he isn't - he's more like a crested falcon) and Gale for nightingale.
- The Mentor: Jude
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Jay inherits Jude's MAC-Garuda when his MAC gets destroyed. Jude later on gets his new one called MAC-Phoenix.
- La Résistance: The Caracal Resistance Force, who wanted to remove the council for freedom.
- As it turns out however, they are actually remaining soldiers of the "abandoned" Caracals that tried to stop the birds from stealing Caracal technology. They wanted to get revenge on the council for "abandoning" them and soon taking over Caracal to form a "better" government. Reema saw this and soon saved her brother from a shot.
- Laser Blade: MAC-Icarus has Razor Light, a single blade of energy.
- MAC-Garuda has Talon Lasers, which are two blades of energy.
- MAC-Phoenix uses its "wings" that create a field of energy that acts like blades.
- Last Name Basis: It may seem like it, but the Caracals all follow an Eastern-style of naming.
- Miss Fanservice: Haide
- Owl Be Damned: Commander George
- Psycho for Hire: Zabaya
- Scary Dogmatic Aliens: The Caracal wants the "birds to remain on Earth".
- Shining Planet: Subverted - Earth is actually polluted. Nature has died down, so the only thing visible are futuristic buildings, the sky, and the sea. No grasses, trees, etc. exist.
- The Smart Guy: Erving
- Token Enemy Minority: Erving. While there have been Caracals that ally with A3 midway through the series (and even Albedo), Erving is the most focused example.
- The Voice: Ace One. The MAC he pilots is actually MAC-Garuda covered with some materials to keep his identity from Jay. He actually appeared right after Jay and Jude fought.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Caracal are made up of families serving a council that divides them to which galaxy sectors they will manage. The Kirian was assigned to lead the one covering Earth. They originally had a peaceful negotiations with birds, but somehow the old superpower in Earth made the birds drive away the Caracal and steal some of their technology, which in turn polluting the planet. They are determined not to let birds leave the planet to prevent spreading pollution.
Robot Smasher AXL
Robot Smasher AXL
In the future, robots were given AI technology to help the people. However, a Mad Scientist
decided to create robots to serve his ambition of taking over the world
by means of a virus, corrupting many machines. A fierce fight ensued, causing him to be heavily injured, but not before transferring his brain to a robot and naming himself the Master Controller. He lost, but Silver City was almost in ruins. Cut to present time, when the city is still in recovery and robot usage has dwindled down. Young pizza delivery boy Accel Smithson accidentally stumbles into warehouse where three special robots are being stored and being operated by a humongous machine that is revealed to be under Master Controller! He accidentally activates the three, with their cores recognizing him as the only user and thus giving him the A
igament Gear and beating up the machine. But then the three robots don't like him and soon he is dragged into Robot Control Service, a group protecting the city from possible robot threat especially anything connected to Master Controller...
This is the twenty-first entry in the Wolf verse and twelfth Henshin Hero
in the series. It focuses on a small scale post-apocalyptic
setting of a recovering town brought by the robot war, though it's essentially more about kicking ass as its main character is pretty much living the dream of a Super Hero
with his robot allies (who become the AXL Gear, allowing Accel to become AXL). Their hijinks gives it a lighthearted tone despite the setting, while at the same time the idea of him enjoying smashing robots with his hammer as they explode adds a rather frantic vibe to it.
The main cast are:
- Accel Smithson - The Hero and central protagonist. This "canine" (he looks like a wolf but he isn't, apparently) stumbles upon three robots that lock onto the user that boots them for the first time, becoming a power armored hero called AXL. He is a fan of comic books and is living the dream, and he isn't afraid to show it, believing that Silver City needs someone to look up to during its day of recovery. The armaments of the AXL Gear include arm blasters, shoulder rockets, and a powerful, giant hammer called the Megaton Hammer.
- The Trey-Core Robots - these are the robots that form the AXL Gear. They were originally made to power up Master Controller in a secret warehouse. The reason why AXL Gear is strong is due to having three AIs handling the system to boost the wearer. Thankfully it didn't fall into his hands.
- Isaac - The Lancer, Unit Isaac is one of the three robots, notable for being the blue, average-sized one, forming the AXL headgear, front torso, and hammer top. He is the de facto leader of the trio who doesn't like "people", and even shown dislike of Accel in their first meeting. He shows signs of friendliness later on though, and soon enough becomes buddies with him. He is hot-headed and would often try to charge without thinking.
- Albert - The Big Guy, Unit Albert is one of the three robots, who is the yellow, big, bulky one, forming the AXL arms, back torso, and hammer head. Unlike Isaac, he is quite laid back and quiet, and is the one who holds back Isaac's rather dangerous attempts at charging towards enemies recklessly. He is the first to greet Accel without animosity... right off the bat.
- Nikola - The Bumblebee, Unit Nikola is one of the three robots, who is the green, tall, slender one, forming the AXL legs, hips, and the hammer handle. He is a curious robot who tends to be interested in "what people do" rather than being bored by monotonous robotic work, thus he invests his time in reading. Like Albert, he becomes interested with Accel quite quickly.
- Rachel "Ray" Ramilton - The Mentor, or rather, the head of Robot Control Service. She is an adult puma who recruits Accel into the service to protect the remains of Silver City and its inhabitants. Treats the main hero like a kid, but at the same time trusts him on what to do in the situation. She is accompanied by her second-in-command who she marries towards the end of the series.
- Quincy Drew - The Captain of the assault team and essentially Ray's second-in-command. This tanktop-wearing Action Hero snow leopard doesn't like Accel doing much of the work but, as he says it, "beggars can't be choosers," and later on he grows to like the kid especially the more he trains the kid. He has a slight crush on his superior who he marries towards the end of the series.
- Master Controller - The Big Bad of the series. He is responsible for reprogramming robots early in the series, causing mayhem to Silver City. During the war he lost his body, but managed to replace it with a robot body. He still failed... or so it seemed. He is actually in hiding, building the AXL Gear from a remote warehouse. When his Trey Core system is stolen, he becomes frustrated that he stopped hiding and started the siege the city-under-repair with his robots. Thankfully the Robot Control Service is there, anticipating his return.
The Scorched Steel Sphere
The Scorched Steel Sphere
The Sphere is a harsh world - those unaccustomed to its dangerous environment have no chance of survival. Yet there are those who live in this forsaken place, some even venturing its deadly wilderness.
The story takes place in The Sphere
. The sun is quite hot, gravity is stronger, vegetation is almost non-existent, food and water is produced artificially and even then is rare and expensive, and the atmosphere is dangerous. In short, it's a crappy place to live in
. But the people of the planet adapted to this change, finding ways to survive this planet, from being able to breath through the diluted air to withstanding the gravity. Enter a wolf and his Crosser
, a Wildchaser
doing his current job protecting a merchant goat girl. After a feud with thieves, they soon become entangled in a chaotic war between the desert folk and the Steel Society
, as well as some dark secret of the planet's history.
This is the twenty-second Wolf verse entry and the tenth non-Henshin Hero
in the series. Made by the same guys who did Metal Avian Cosmos
, this is a thrilling, action-packed, serialized show featuring a new, dangerous setting for the series. And of course it has vehicles
(called a Crosser), but unlike its predecessors, they look more compact and simple as a small desert craft, and they are barely humanoid (with only a cockpit and two "feet") when engaged in combat mode. The design fits the setting of the show too, keeping the Desert Punk
theme. Also, unlike the rest of the series, the main group doesn't appear right off the first episode
The heroes are:
- Romulus "Rom" Hayes - the main character of the series, he is a grey-brown wolf with an eyepatch. He carries a rifle, and actually uses it quite accurately. He is laid back, often trying to focus solely on doing his job, which he does so seriously. He gets into a fix when, during his duties as a bodyguard for a merchant, ends up "accompanying" an illegal arms merchant, much to the goat girl's denial. After being promised for a hefty amount of fee to help her clear her reputation (after escaping from jail), he accepts... all while knowing that what he is doing is under his self-made Code of a Wildchaser. His Crosser is the SC (Sniper Class) IRONBAR, equipped with a cannon rifle which he can use to snipe enemies with his mad sniping skills.
- Rambee Neils - a female goat weapons merchant who is introduced along with Rom. She hired the wolf to protect her in one of her routes. After thwarting desert bandits trying to steal her goods, she realized that what she was selling, a "hot product" she just received from her suppliers, turned out to be illegal arms. Thus their journey begins, after realizing that her integrity as a merchant is at risk, tagging Rom for the ride. She has no Crosser and is quite untrained, but as the show progresses, she picks up a thing or two from her companions, developing into an Action Girl. Oh, and she knows the way around The Sphere, so that helps too.
- Doogan Krutch - demolitions expert Doberman hailing from a nomad society called the Sandland Folk, who, compared to Rom, is a bit of a hyperactive person. His natural approach to enemies is, of course, blowing them up. He meets up with the two when they encounter his Crosser all worn down in the middle of the desert. Upon giving him a free tow, he shows them how Steel Society is destroying his hometown, to which the two helped in thwarting. Since then, he tagged along in putting down the company. He is a loyal friend who detests seeing his roots being bastardized by goons. His Crosser is the GC (Grenade Class) TURTLEBACK, which is essentially a mobile bazooka and grenade launcher.
- Rex Rodriguez - a Tyrannosaurus rex mechanic who doesn't like people causing trouble, initially lamenting that he stumbled upon Rom's gang. He dislikes Wildchasers, since they have a tendency to cause trouble than fix them, and that they are quite a greedy bunch. He changes his views when Rom and company help him from a group of bandits who kidnapped his best friend. He joins them out of paying back their deed. He is the silent type, often concentrated in his own work, but nonetheless helps his friends when needed. His Crosser is the AC (Armor Class) ANCHOR, equipped with hooks, harpoons, and strong tether.
And of course, the other cast:
- Jenny Reginald - a female German Shepard and member of the Sandland Folk who treats Doogan as her big brother. Pretty much is like her adoptive brother, minus the explosions. Or maybe not, as she has a knack for guns rather than bombs. She has a crush on Rom, much to Rambee's chagrin. She is one of the top players in the Sandland Folk Retaliation group. She manages to pilot a mass-produced CC (Combat Class) RATMOLE, customized to her fitting.
- Hurricane Joe - a bald eagle hailing from another nomadic, hidden tribe called the Desert Claw, a community dedicated into training its people into elite hunters and Wildchasers (much like Rom). He is Rom's mentor, and thus makes Rom a member of the tribe. Like his student, he dons an eyepatch, and his hunting skills are formiddable. He and the rest of the tribe went into hiding after Steel Society's sudden decision to commit genocide on nomadic tribes, with only few of the members leaving their community. He eventually unites with the Sandland Folk to do a counter strike againts Steel Society. He owns a customized SC PREDATOR. His visible eye being red and having distinct markings hint him of being a Redblue.
- Emily - an ewe living in the middle of the desert... or at least the unchartable region. There, she tends Hope Spot, a lush oasis full of vegetation and water. Living alone, she tends the vegetation, wishing that the rest of The Sphere would bloom like Hope Spot. Towards the end of the show, the last battle involves stopping Leoric from destroying the place. The events then showed signs of restoration happening throughout The Sphere, but at the same time, Emily dies from receiving fatal wounds.
- Annalee Reyes - a lost leopard who the gang encounters on their travels. She is looking for nomadic tribes for her research, hoping to create a cure for her brother. This is a lie, as she is simply gathering information on locations of the hidden tribes. She was flushed out by Jenny who meddled with her items, revealing to be Leoric's right-hand woman. She has a personal CC CRIMSON which has plenty of guns, much like Jenny's Crosser. Unlike Sigurd, she is quite loyal to her master, that she ends up dying for his cause.
- Sigurd Rath - a gorilla who is The Dragon to Leoric, doubling as The Brute too. He is relentless when deployed, making sure that he gets his job done even if it means causing havoc, all while riding his heavily-armed GC JUGGERNAUT. Of course, being second-in-command to a seemingly thin, inexperienced-in-combat person makes him rather infuriated. He then tries to usurp Leoric, only to be shot by a syringe gun containing the "God Formula", dying in the process as his body couldn't handle the mutation.
- Leoric Gallahad - CEO of Steel Society, a company that exists to sell primary needs at a very expensive price while plundering resources (or what's left of it). This lion in his late forties is lanky and has no combat training at all. He relies on power and the ability to command a Red Shirt Army, just to secure his company's dominance in The Sphere. All of this means nothing to him, as he is secretly experimenting with Redblue DNA so that he could perfect the "God Formula", while at the same time making The Sphere harsher and releasing the formula to the atmosphere. He wants a world where only he rules and the strong bow to him, especially after injecting himself with the formula and adapting to it. As Redblue Leoric, he can pilot a specially-created Crosser called AC CHIMERA, a machine that requires massive strength and reaction from the pilot.
- "Bulreed" - He is a husky who lived back when The Sphere was lush but with various companies mining the planet for Infinitium. He was exposed from the radiation caused by mining near his hometown, making him develop fur pigmentation, Mismatched Eyes and an enhanced physical state, making him the first Redblue. He stood up and waged war against the old companies with his customized unknown Crosser (said to be a prototype for AC CHIMERA), becoming victorious. However, he was slowly becoming insane due to the side effects of the mutation, so he decided to seal himself since he couldn't kill himself. He was accidentally (Or Is It) awakened in the current time period, already mentally unstable.
This show contains the following tropes:
Jurassic Rampage - Machines and Dinos
Three ships from outer space crash into Metropol but still intact. Another one crashes remotely, resembling an actual black stone. It awakens, creating limbs from its center and turning into a large colossal golem with metallic parts. The three ships suddenly reactivate, unfolding into huge robotic dinosaurs. The three perform a cooperated attack, destroying the monster with ease. The pilots come out, revealing themselves to be... dinosaur men. They came from the planet Kreide, where dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles found on earth roamed and eventually evolved into bipedal, anthropomorphic dinosaurs that had progressed into space travel. A space exploration group examining the remains of a moon that had been struck by meteors accidentally unleashed a Planet Eater
named Boydo, capable of melding through any metal and computer structure and "infecting" them with its control. Boydo killed the explorers and used the exploration ship to start an invasion.
The fight was in favor towards Boydo and its conquered ships, but then the Kreiden scientists experimented the natural energy radiated from the planet that attracted Boydo's presence - Jurassic Energy. By building three machines powered by the energy called the Machinasaurs and exposing the pilots who took on the task on piloting them, they managed to halt the invasion and push Boydo away from Kreide space. However, it detected a faint pulse of Jurassic Energy somewhere - it was Earth, and unlike Kreide, it was defenseless. It changed its course and began sending initial forces. The three pilots realized that they are somehow responsible for this, so they took off to Earth and stop Boydo from reaching it.
The local air force decides to aid the heroes by allowing them shelter for their machines, befriending a female pilot inside. However, the military itself wants to study the Machinasaurs to create their own, mass-produced versions that doesn't require Jurassic Energy, causing distrust
. And then there's the issue of a mysterious shark-like Machinasaur that is hostile towards the trio.
This is the twenty-third entry in the Wolf Verse and the eleventh non-Henshin Hero
of the series. It focuses on the extra-terrestrial dinosaur men piloting robots resembling dinosaurs battling evil aliens while being Hot-Blooded
and having a continuous story. It is also another entry in the Verse where humans are shown to exist, giving a rather interesting What If?