YMMV / Combattler V

  • Complete Monster: Empress Janera is cruel even by Super Robot standards. Initially wanting to Take Over the World, Janera sent her monsters to destroy resistance, but was always blocked by Combattler V. It is revealed Janera even oppresses her own people, the Campbellians, inspiring their true leader Deus to return and lead a revolt against her forces. Realizing time is short, Janera opts for a new solution against Earth: leading an attack personally, she deploys a bomb to the earth's core to destroy the planet and kill everything on it.
  • Ear Worm: V! V! V! VICTORY! COM! BINE! 1! 2! 3! Now with more Rock n Roll!
  • Iron Woobie: Hyouma Aoi. The amount of injury and pain he goes through in the series is astounding, and that's before one considers that he's an orphan. And yet he never, ever gives up.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Garuda is himself a victim of Oreana, and actually quite pitiful given his inevitable fate as a Proud Warrior Race Guy. On the other hand, he may have character depth (specially compared with other 70s Super Robot villains)... but his ferocity and sadism towards enemies is genuine, and has made it clear several times.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Choudenji (insert X here)!!". More prevalent in Super Robot Wars' 4Koma or Fan translations.