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* AliensAndMonsters: Many of Dazaan's forces take on demonic forms.


* ColorCodedCharacters / FiveManBand: Takeshi and his friends wear football jerseys with distinct colors.
** TheLeader: Takeshi, in red.
** TheChick: Miki, in pink.
** TheKid: Matsuo, in yellow.
** TheBigGuy: Goro, in blue.
** TheSmartGuy: Hideki, in white.

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* ColorCodedCharacters / FiveManBand: ColorCodedCharacters: Takeshi and his friends wear football jerseys with distinct colors.
colors:
** TheLeader: Takeshi, in red.
Takeshi - Red
** TheChick: Miki, in pink.
Miki - Pink
** TheKid: Matsuo, in yellow.
Matsuo - Yellow
** TheBigGuy: Goro, in blue.
Goro - Blue
** TheSmartGuy: Hideki, in white.Hideki - White


* TransformationSequence: Seen each time Dai Apolon is formed.

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* TransformationSequence: Seen each time Dai Apolon is formed.formed.
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* {{Sizeshifter}}: When Takeshi merges with Dai Apolon, stock footage shows his muscles growing to enormous size to fit inside the mech's form.


* CulturalRebel: ''Dai Apolon's'' use of American football as a motif is seen as this, given that the sport was barely recognized as an amateur sport in Japan in the mid 1970s, and may have been done to add variety to the show. In-story, Takeshi and his friends frequently play football, while Dai Apolon has a football-helmet-shaped head and uses the "Apolon Ball," a football-shaped double-bladed knife.

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* CulturalRebel: ''Dai Apolon's'' use of American football as a motif is seen as this, a form of this trope, given that the sport was barely recognized as an amateur sport in Japan in the mid 1970s, and 1970s; it may have been done to add variety to the show. In-story, Takeshi and his friends frequently play football, while Dai Apolon has a football-helmet-shaped head and uses the "Apolon Ball," a football-shaped double-bladed knife.


* CulturalRebel: ''Dai Apolon's'' use of American football as a motif is seen as this, given that the sport was barely recognized as an amateur sport in Japan in the mid 1970s, and may have been done to add variety to the show. In-story, Takeshi and his friends frequently play football, while Dai Apolon has a football-helmet-shaped head and uses the "Apolon Ball," a football-shaped double-bladed knife.



* ForeignCultureFetish: ''Dai Apolon's'' use of American football as a recurring motif is seen as this, given that the sport was barely recognized as an amateur sport in Japan in the mid 1970s, and may have been done to add variety to the show. In story, Takeshi and his friends frequently play football, while Dai Apolon has a football-helmet-shaped head and uses the "Apolon Ball," a football-shaped double-bladed knife.


* DubNameChange: ''Shadow World'' changed the setting to California and renamed the protagonists.

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* DubNameChange: ''Shadow World'' changed the setting to California and renamed gave the protagonists.protagonists American names.



* HumongousMecha: Dai Apolon is basically three humongous mecha that combine into a ''very'' humongous mech.

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* HumongousMecha: Dai Apolon is basically three humongous mecha that combine into a ''very'' humongous mech.and its individual component mechs qualify.

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* ElementalShapeshifter: Takeshi's ability to control Dai Apolon was vaguely described as this, where he turned into electricity and combined with its circuitry. However, outside of this singular case, Takeshi exhibited no other [[ShockAndAwe electricity-based powers.]]


The story begins with Takeshi, a teen ward of the Blue Sky orphanage who recently started an American football team with his friends. On the day before his sixteenth birthday, the caretaker produces a letter that was with Takeshi when he arrived. It tells Takeshi that the author would be returning for him when he turned sixteen, and Takeshi the news sends him running away in fear.

Takeshi arrives at the football field pursued by his friends, when a giant green crystal falls from the sky and stabs him in the chest. It emits a blinding light that knocks everyone out, whereupon a UFO appears and beams them aboard. When he wakes up, Takeshi is greeted by Rabi, a royal advisor from the planet Apolon. Rabi reveals to Takeshi that he is the last prince of Apolon, spirited away to Earth to avoid death at the hands of General Dazaan. As a member of the royal family, Takeshi can use the "Key Energy" crystal in his chest to control Dai Apolon, the world's guardian robot.

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The story begins with Takeshi, a teen ward of the Blue Sky orphanage who recently started an American football team with his friends. On the day before his sixteenth birthday, the caretaker produces a letter that was with Takeshi when he arrived. It tells Takeshi that the author would be returning for him when he turned sixteen, and Takeshi the news sends him running away in fear.

Takeshi arrives at the football field field, pursued by his friends, when a giant green crystal falls from the sky and stabs him in the chest. It emits a blinding light that knocks everyone out, whereupon a UFO appears and beams them aboard. When he wakes up, Takeshi is greeted by Rabi, a royal advisor from the planet Apolon. Rabi reveals to Takeshi that he is the last prince of Apolon, spirited away to Earth to avoid death at the hands of General Dazaan. As a member of the royal family, Takeshi can use the "Key Energy" crystal in his chest to control Dai Apolon, the world's guardian robot.


''UFO Warrior Dai Apolon'' [[note]]alternately known as ''UFO Senshi Dai-Apolon, UFO Soldier Dai-Apolon, UFO Robo Dai-Apolon, Daiapolon,'' and ''Shadow World''[[/note]] was a [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robot]] anime series by Creator/StudioLive. It debuted in April 1976 on TBS and ran for 47 episodes.

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''UFO Warrior Dai Apolon'' [[note]]alternately known as ''UFO Senshi Dai-Apolon, UFO Soldier Dai-Apolon, UFO Robo Dai-Apolon, Daiapolon,'' and ''Shadow World''[[/note]] was a [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robot]] anime series by Creator/StudioLive. It debuted in April 1976 on TBS [[Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem TBS]] and ran for 47 episodes.

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* ColorCodedCharacters / FiveManBand: Takeshi and his friends wear football jerseys with distinct colors.
** TheLeader: Takeshi, in red.
** TheChick: Miki, in pink.
** TheKid: Matsuo, in yellow.
** TheBigGuy: Goro, in blue.
** TheSmartGuy: Hideki, in white.


[[caption-width-right:314: AintNoRule that says aliens can't play football!]]

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[[caption-width-right:314: AintNoRule that says aliens HumongousMecha can't play football!]]


* ForeignCultureFetish: ''Dai Apolon's'' use of American football as a recurring motif is seen as this, given that the sport was barely recognized as an amateur sport in Japan in the mid 1970s, and may have been done to add variety to the show. In story, Takeshi and his friends frequently play football, while Dai Apolon has a football-helmet-shaped head and welds a football-shaped double-bladed saber.

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* ForeignCultureFetish: ''Dai Apolon's'' use of American football as a recurring motif is seen as this, given that the sport was barely recognized as an amateur sport in Japan in the mid 1970s, and may have been done to add variety to the show. In story, Takeshi and his friends frequently play football, while Dai Apolon has a football-helmet-shaped head and welds uses the "Apolon Ball," a football-shaped double-bladed saber.knife.


Takeshi arrives at the football field, pursued by his friends, when a giant green crystal falls from the sky and stabs him in the chest. It emits a blinding light that knocks everyone out, whereupon a UFO appears and beams them aboard. When he wakes up, Takeshi is greeted by Rabi, a royal advisor from the planet Apolon. Rabi reveals to Takeshi that he is the last prince of Apolon, spirited away to Earth to avoid death at the hands of General Dazaan. As a member of the royal family, Takeshi can use the "Key Energy" crystal in his chest to control Dai Apolon, the world's guardian robot.

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Takeshi arrives at the football field, field pursued by his friends, when a giant green crystal falls from the sky and stabs him in the chest. It emits a blinding light that knocks everyone out, whereupon a UFO appears and beams them aboard. When he wakes up, Takeshi is greeted by Rabi, a royal advisor from the planet Apolon. Rabi reveals to Takeshi that he is the last prince of Apolon, spirited away to Earth to avoid death at the hands of General Dazaan. As a member of the royal family, Takeshi can use the "Key Energy" crystal in his chest to control Dai Apolon, the world's guardian robot.

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