"Genre" screws up references: Super Robot Genre get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 11th Apr 2012 11:59:00 PM
edited 13th May '12 7:11:42 AM by Prime32
- Super Robot: Humongous Mecha meets Super Hero. Tends to be unique, or at least very limited in quantity; may require a specific person (or a person of a specific type) to pilot it. On the softer side of Mohs Scale of Sci-Fi Hardness; may sometimes be powered by emotion (eg, Heroic Resolve and Hotbloodedness actually make it work better). If a Humongous Mecha is sentient, then it's almost certainly a Super Robot.
- Real Robot: Humongous Mecha meets Military Science-Fiction. Tend to be widely-used weapons of war (though the occasional unique Super Prototype or Ace Custom machine may still appear), treated much the same as a tank, fighter plane, or Space Fighter. Harder on the Mohs Scale of Sci-Fi Hardness than Super Robots (though whether they're actually hard sci-fi is a subject of much Fan Wank).
- Super Robot Genre: Typically involves a lone heroic force fighting against overwhelming odds through the power of Hot Blood. Frequently uses a Monster of the Week format, and almost always on the idealistic side of the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism.
- Real Robot Genre: Tends to focus at least as much on character interaction and worldbuilding as on flashy action sequences. Much more likely to be on the cynical side of the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism. Frequently set During the War and often shows that War Is Hell.
edited 8th Oct '12 1:00:24 AM by Specialist290
edited 9th Jan '13 3:01:57 PM by Prime32
edited 9th Mar '13 7:48:13 PM by NativeJovian
Single Proposition: Super Robot Genre
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