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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: What's that? No women of royal blood in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''? Like that'll stop us. Now get Alto-hime into a kimono and some kabuki makeup, stat!


[[TheMovie A movie version]] was announced at the airing of the last episode of the series. It was initially expected that it would largely be a clip show of the series with some new scenes, similar to ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', but as the project developed it eventually became more of an AlternateContinuity retelling that was split into two movies. The first, ''The False Songstress'', was released in November 2009 and covers the range of episodes 1-7 in the series, including numerous new and altered scenes as well as several new songs. Some scenes were altered quite drastically. For instance, Sheryl Nome's fall during her first concert in episode one was caused by Alto accidentally knocking her off during a stunt, while in TheMovie she jumps off the stage by her own free will. The second movie, ''The Wings of Goodbye'', was released on February 26, 2011 which resolves the LoveTriangle that has hounded the show since the first episode.

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[[TheMovie A movie version]] was announced at the airing of the last episode of the series. It was initially expected that it would largely be a clip show of the series with some new scenes, similar to ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', but as the project developed it eventually became more of an AlternateContinuity retelling that was split into two movies. The first, ''The False Songstress'', was released in November 2009 and covers the range of episodes 1-7 in the series, including numerous new and altered scenes as well as several new songs. Some scenes were altered quite drastically. For drastically - for instance, Sheryl Nome's fall during her first concert in episode one was caused by Alto accidentally knocking her off during a stunt, while in TheMovie she jumps off the stage by her own free will. The second movie, ''The Wings of Goodbye'', was released on February 26, 2011 which resolves the LoveTriangle that has hounded the show since the first episode.


** This is not limited to the cast in the show. Throughout the NUN, learning to fly is very popular and encouraged at a young age to all citizens. There are high school clubs and sport teams dedicated to piloting Variable Fighters.

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** This is not limited to the cast in the show. Throughout the NUN, learning to fly is very popular and encouraged at from a young age to all citizens. There are high school clubs and to sport teams throughout the known galaxy dedicated to piloting Variable Fighters.this activity.

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** This is not limited to the cast in the show. Throughout the NUN, learning to fly is very popular and encouraged at a young age to all citizens. There are high school clubs and sport teams dedicated to piloting Variable Fighters.


* ArtisticLicenseBiology: [[spoiler:Sheryl]] is infected by an alien desease caused by bacteria, but what is shown is clearly a microscope shot portraying muscle tissue and ''viruses''.



* YouFailBiologyForever: [[spoiler:Sheryl]] is infected by an alien desease caused by bacteria, but what is shown is clearly a microscope shot portraying muscle tissue and ''viruses''.


* ShortAnimeMovie: '''Mercilessly''' subverted. The movie became so long they split it into ''two'' movies, and they are at least two hours long a piece.

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* ShortAnimeMovie: ShortFilm: '''Mercilessly''' subverted. The movie became so long they split it into ''two'' movies, and they are at least two hours long a piece.


** Also: [[PoweredArmor Do. Not.]] [[InstantExpert Steal.]] [[UnstoppableRage Sheryl's.]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Panties.]]

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** Also: [[PoweredArmor Do. Not.]] [[InstantExpert Steal.]] [[UnstoppableRage Sheryl's.]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Panties.]]



* BigDamnHeroes: Everyone, at some point. Most notably [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and awesomely]] [[spoiler: SMS' arrival at the battle over the Vajra homeworld]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: Everyone, at some point. Most notably [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and awesomely]] point:
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[[spoiler: SMS' arrival at the battle over the Vajra homeworld]]



* CherryTapping: Ozma's CrowningMomentOfAwesome in Episode 17 is this, as he uses the VF-25's combat knife and head lasers to kill a Large-type Vajra. [[spoiler: Though it wasn't entirely by choice, since the Vajra had become immune to nukes, missiles and guns.]]

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* CherryTapping: Ozma's CrowningMomentOfAwesome Ozma in Episode 17 is this, as he uses the VF-25's combat knife and head lasers to kill a Large-type Vajra. [[spoiler: Though it wasn't entirely by choice, since the Vajra had become immune to nukes, missiles and guns.]]



* MoCapMecha: The Quarter turns into this during ''The Wings of Goodbye'', where it's synced to Captain Wilder's movements... as [[SkySurfing he surfs the Quarter into the atmosphere.]] On a piece of random debris. And it is CrazyEnoughToWork and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]].''

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* MoCapMecha: The Quarter turns into this during ''The Wings of Goodbye'', where it's synced to Captain Wilder's movements... as [[SkySurfing he surfs the Quarter into the atmosphere.]] On a piece of random debris. And it is CrazyEnoughToWork and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]].'' CrazyEnoughToWork.



* RuleOfCool: The last episode has what boils down to [[spoiler: a ''singing contest'' between the two female leads which determined whether the series' evil aliens up to this point are allied with the good guys or not, turning into an extended space battle set to music, and Alto sniping the BigBad of the series who has now become a ''super-dimensional galactic being.'' Oh, and the LoveTriangle omnipresent in the series is ''never resolved''.]] And it's ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]]''.

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* RuleOfCool: The last episode has what boils down to [[spoiler: a ''singing contest'' between the two female leads which determined whether the series' evil aliens up to this point are allied with the good guys or not, turning into an extended space battle set to music, and Alto sniping the BigBad of the series who has now become a ''super-dimensional galactic being.'' Oh, and the LoveTriangle omnipresent in the series is ''never resolved''.]] And it's ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]]''.]]



* TheShowMustGoOn: Alto's hotdogging during Sheryl's show causes Sheryl to fall into his arms. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Sheryl promptly orders him to get flying, and works it into the show.]]

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* TheShowMustGoOn: Alto's hotdogging during Sheryl's show causes Sheryl to fall into his arms. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Sheryl promptly orders him to get flying, and works it into the show.]]


* MoCapMecha: The Quarter turns into this during ''The Wings of Goodbye'', where it's synced to Captain Wilder's movements... as [[SkySurfing he surfs the Quarter into the atmosphere.]] On a piece of [[CrazyAwesome random debris]]. And it is CrazyEnoughToWork and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]].''

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* MoCapMecha: The Quarter turns into this during ''The Wings of Goodbye'', where it's synced to Captain Wilder's movements... as [[SkySurfing he surfs the Quarter into the atmosphere.]] On a piece of [[CrazyAwesome random debris]].debris. And it is CrazyEnoughToWork and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]].''


[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnOws0VLg6k This clip]] features a great many visual examples of several of the tropes listed below. Note that this is merely part of one of the ''less'' intense battles of the series...


** And TheMovie upstages this in it's GrandFinale with no less than EIGHT [[BigFreakingGun Macross]] [[WaveMotionGun Quarters]], a fleet of NUNS battle cruisers, [[NoKillLikeOverkill and who knows how many Koneig Monsters]] all firing on the Vajra Queen. [[spoiler: Of course, that also happened to be where Alto was standing but it still looked pretty cool.]]

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** And TheMovie upstages this in it's GrandFinale with no less than EIGHT [[BigFreakingGun Macross]] [[WaveMotionGun Quarters]], a fleet of NUNS battle cruisers, [[NoKillLikeOverkill and who knows how many Koneig Koenig Monsters]] all firing on the Vajra Queen. [[spoiler: Of course, that also happened to be where Alto was standing but it still looked pretty cool.]]



** In the series finale, Canaria's Konig Monster is shot down along Macross Galaxy's main cannon. Her response? 4 heavy Reaction cannon shots to Galaxy's head. It knocks Galaxy out for long enough for both the Quarter and Macross Frontier to finish it off.

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** In the series finale, Canaria's Konig Koenig Monster is shot down along Macross Galaxy's main cannon. Her response? 4 heavy Reaction cannon shots to Galaxy's head. It knocks Galaxy out for long enough for both the Quarter and Macross Frontier to finish it off.



* CanonImmigrant: The VB-6 König Monster first appeared in the Playstation game Macross Digital Mision VF-X. Macross Frontier is the first animated Macross series in which it has appeared - see above link for it in action. Fan theory holds that it got in due to its awesome, gigantic toy.

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* CanonImmigrant: The VB-6 König Monster first appeared in the Playstation game Macross Digital Mision VF-X.VF-X2. Macross Frontier is the first animated Macross series in which it has appeared - see above link for it in action. Fan theory holds that it got in due to its awesome, gigantic toy.



* MacrossMissileMassacre: [[TropeNamer Of course]]. The mecha in this series take this to the extreme. The full armored version of the VF-25 is armed with a whopping [[MoreDakka 210 micro missiles]], with the option to carry [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Konig Monster's antimatter warheads]].

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* MacrossMissileMassacre: [[TropeNamer Of course]]. The mecha in this series take this to the extreme. The full armored version of the VF-25 is armed with a whopping [[MoreDakka 210 micro missiles]], with the option to carry [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Konig Koenig Monster's antimatter warheads]].


* CreatorCameo: The director of the Macross Zero movie looks a lot like ShojiKawamori.

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* CreatorCameo: The director of the Macross Zero movie looks a lot like ShojiKawamori.Creator/ShojiKawamori.



* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler: {{Subverted}} for Ozma Lee, complete with an episode designed specifically by ShojiKawamori to remind fans of another ADeathInTheLimelight episode from the first series.]]

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* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler: {{Subverted}} for Ozma Lee, complete with an episode designed specifically by ShojiKawamori Creator/ShojiKawamori to remind fans of another ADeathInTheLimelight episode from the first series.]]



** The use of surfing, even with HumongousMecha, references [[{{Anime/EurekaSeven}} Eureka Seven]], another series with mechanical design by ShojiKawamori.

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** The use of surfing, even with HumongousMecha, references [[{{Anime/EurekaSeven}} Eureka Seven]], another series with mechanical design by ShojiKawamori.Creator/ShojiKawamori.


* CovertPervert: Luca. When Sheryl teases that Alto is her "slave," his first thought? Alto BoundAndGagged with a [[FetishFuel Dog collar]] being stepped on by a {{Stripperiffic}} Sheryl [[WhipItGood Dominatrix]]!

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* CovertPervert: Luca. When Sheryl teases that Alto is her "slave," his first thought? Alto BoundAndGagged with a [[FetishFuel Dog collar]] collar being stepped on by a {{Stripperiffic}} Sheryl [[WhipItGood Dominatrix]]!


* AnotherCenturysEpisode: R and Portable


* LampshadeHanging: Noted above but there's a lot of shades in this show. There's Alto and his "Princess" callsign/nickname, and there's also a conversation between Klan and Mikhail in which Mikhail points out "If we ever became romantically involved, I'd probably be [[{{Lolicon}} arrested for pedophilia.]]", which netted him a very literal ArmorPiercingSlap, as Klan slapped the head of his [[TransformingMecha Battroid]] so hard he got bashed around in the cockpit. Even later on, [[spoiler:Ozma nearly gets killed in the exact same way as Roy Focker once did, and the camera then cuts to the hospital with Michael mentioning that it'd be tragic if Ozma had actually died.]]

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* LampshadeHanging: Noted above but there's a lot of shades in this show. There's Alto and his "Princess" callsign/nickname, and there's also a conversation between Klan and Mikhail in which Mikhail points out "If we ever became romantically involved, I'd probably be [[{{Lolicon}} [[PaedoHunt arrested for pedophilia.]]", which netted him a very literal ArmorPiercingSlap, as Klan slapped the head of his [[TransformingMecha Battroid]] so hard he got bashed around in the cockpit. Even later on, [[spoiler:Ozma nearly gets killed in the exact same way as Roy Focker once did, and the camera then cuts to the hospital with Michael mentioning that it'd be tragic if Ozma had actually died.]]


** In the final episode, [[spoiler:Brera's save of Alto]] is reminiscent of [[spoiler: Han Solo saving Luke during the Death Star trench run]] in ''StarWars: ANewHope''.

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** In the final episode, [[spoiler:Brera's save of Alto]] is reminiscent of [[spoiler: Han Solo saving Luke during the Death Star trench run]] in ''StarWars: ANewHope''.''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope''.

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