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The distinguishing trait between Real Robots and Super Robots is whether the mech is seen as a super hero or a tool. That's literally all there is to it. Friggin Zeta Gundam has its sword extended via "willpower".

The expression originally came from "Real Robot Line", a term used by Sunrise in the 80s to promote their Gundam and Gundam-like animes during the decade. It became popularized in the West thanks to Super Robot Wars using Real Robot and Super Robot as a gameplay mechanic.
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