* AntiClimaxBoss: After defeating the first phase of the battle against the [[Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} Great General of Darkness]], players will fight him three-on-one with the Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}, [[spoiler:[[Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} "Shin"]]]] [[Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} Great Mazinger]] and the [[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo]]. All pilots' Spirit Points are restored to full and Will is maximized. The fight itself (thanks to the brutally overpowered {{Combination Attack}}s of the former two) can be ended in roughly two to three attacks, even on a SelfImposedChallenge run.
* DoingItForTheArt: [[spoiler: [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Gai Daigoji]] gets a brand-new update to his character portrait so that he matches with the other ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' cast when the story moves to the ''Prince of Darkness'' plot]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Ardygun family as a whole for the OriginalGeneration of ''Super Robot Wars''. Fans have been clamoring for their inclusion in a future ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' instalment; see WildMassGuessing.
** ''W'' is by far the most popular of the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS [=SRW=]s, and was the most popular handheld-based installment in the franchise until the ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Second Super Robot Wars Z]]'' duology for [[UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable PSP]], with some having gone so far as to consider it the best SRW ''period'' when it was released. The only real complaints regarding ''W'' concerned the lack of animated {{Super Move Portrait Attack}}s (everyone gets a total of ''one'' portrait, even if they're laughing/sad/[[VillainousBreakdown flipping out]]/etc.) and the game could be a tad easy compared to previous titles (mostly due to certain units or unit groups being surprisingly easy to "[[GameBreaker break]]" simply through competent, average play[[note]]''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' and the OriginalGeneration units being the biggest offenders in this regard[[/note]]).
* FridgeBrilliance: In Scenario 12 (only on NewGamePlus), [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Sosuke Sagara]] "defends the school festival from rival delinquents" by wiring the soccer pitch with enough bombs to destroy a {{Robeast}} outright (discovered when [[ProperlyParanoid a pair of Robeasts attack the school, step on the pitch, and are annihilated outright by the blast]]). This seems like overkill, even for Sosuke, but keep in mind that in this MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, his baseline for "delinquent" is ''[[Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} Boss]]'', who, as crappy as it may be and look, ''did'' single-handedly build his own HumongousMecha [[Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} Boss Borot]] out of what amounts to junk and scrap metal.
* FixFic: [[spoiler:Gai Daigoji, [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Tsukumo Shiratori]], [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Miyuki "Tekkaman Rapier" Aiba, Balzac Asimov]], and nearly everyone in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' survive; even [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Seina]] is given more CharacterDevelopment and a better death]].
* GameBreaker: See [[GameBreaker/SuperRobotWars here]] for details
* GoddamnedBats: The [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Radam Tekkamen]] are not only durable, but have high mobility and offensive weapons. Later, these units gain a second {{Hit Point}}s bar using units similar to [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman Blade's Pegas]]; this also applies to the [[Anime/DetonatorOrgun Eyds]]. However, due to the amount of {{Game Breaker}}s and ''W'' being mostly an easy title, these units are generally annoying and cumbersome rather than actual threats any time they appear.
* HoYay: The whole [[Anime/TekkamanBlade David Kruegel/Tekkaman Dead]] ordeal is commented on, but it's mostly "don't let [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Hikaru Amano]] [[YaoiFangirl find out about this]]!"
* MagnificentBastard: The entirety of the [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsW Database]] and the creation of the Valzacard]] basically places [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsW Blessfield Ardygun]]]] as this.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: ''EVERYTHING'' about the [[MidSeasonUpgrade Valzacard]]. For instance, it's most "basic" attack (the equivalent to [[CherryTapping Head Vulcans]] from a Franchise/{{Gundam}} or the Mazinger's EyeBeams) is a city-leveling WaveMotionGun.
* RunningGag: The inability for protagonist Kazuma Ardygun to get a date or girlfriend, in spite of being able to say some very flattering things to the girls of "Neue Wärter".
* ThatOneBoss: [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Gauron, Gates and Takuma]]. In short, if it's a named male villain from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', facing them ''will'' suck.
** While these bosses with their "Lambda Drive"-equipped units are deadly later in the game, they fail to keep up with the incoming {{Game Breaker}}s received. As dangerous as Gauron is by being able to take two actions during an enemy turn, use Spirit Commands and have weapons fueled by the Lambda Drive, he still can't keep up with a heavily upgraded "Valguard".
** The Great General of Darkness, provided players want to gain a SecretCharacter: not only does he bring multiple sturdy {{Mook}}s, each with StandardStatusEffect weaponry, he's extremely resilient and powerful. To make matters worse, players cannot use [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Big Volfogg]] for this scenario (only normal [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Volfogg]]). This poses a challenge for a player doing a "[[SelfImposedChallenge No Upgrade Run]]" where the only way to destroy The General in five turns is to fully abuse combining mechanics of the [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Ryu robots]].
* TheWoobie[=/=]IronWoobie: Tekkaman Blade, so much that even [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Kotaro Taiga]] is outright terrified by his life experiences.
* WildMassGuessing: Fans tend to assume that because of the abilities of the Valzacard, it will fulfill the role of the [[Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon Ideon]] if ''Original Generation'' gets to the events of ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha 3]]''.
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