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* DeathOfAChild: Carla, the little girl, is strangled by Ro-Man, and Johnny is killed when The Great Guidance comes to Earth to kill the rest of the humans.



* InfantImmortality: Averted. Twice. Carla, the little girl, is strangled by Ro-Man, and Johnny is killed when The Great Guidance comes to Earth to kill the rest of the humans.


* ApocalypseHow: Starts off as a Planetary Species Extinction, thanks to the the effect of the Calcinator Death Ray. [[spoiler:Later upgraded to a Planetary Physical Annihilation, as the Great One gets pissed off at Ro-Man's failure to kill the humans and unleashes a "Q-Ray" which completely destroys the planet]]. Subverted when it turns out to [[spoiler: be AllJustADream.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: Starts off as a Planetary Species Extinction, thanks to the the effect of the Calcinator Death Ray. [[spoiler:Later upgraded to a Planetary Physical Annihilation, as the Great One Guidance gets pissed off at Ro-Man's failure to kill the humans and unleashes a "Q-Ray" which completely destroys the planet]]. Subverted when it turns out to [[spoiler: be AllJustADream.]]



* EvilOverlord: The Great One (who is played and voiced by the same actor who does Ro-Man, except with a slightly different helmet).

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* EvilOverlord: The Great One Guidance (who is played and voiced by the same actor who does Ro-Man, except with a slightly different helmet).



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Ro-Man ''almost'' seems like he's going to stop being a {{Jerkass}} at the end, but the Great One has other plans.

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Ro-Man ''almost'' seems like he's going to stop being a {{Jerkass}} at the end, but the Great One Guidance has other plans.


* ApocalypseHow: Starts off as a Class 3a, thanks to the the effect of the Calcinator Death Ray. [[spoiler:Later upgraded to a Class X, as the Great One gets pissed off at Ro-Man's failure to kill the humans and unleashes a "Q-Ray" which completely destroys the planet]]. Subverted when it turns out to [[spoiler: be AllJustADream.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: Starts off as a Class 3a, Planetary Species Extinction, thanks to the the effect of the Calcinator Death Ray. [[spoiler:Later upgraded to a Class X, Planetary Physical Annihilation, as the Great One gets pissed off at Ro-Man's failure to kill the humans and unleashes a "Q-Ray" which completely destroys the planet]]. Subverted when it turns out to [[spoiler: be AllJustADream.]]


* DanBrowned: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq9IKsH9BXg The trailer]] claims, "''Robot Monster'' brings you an actual preview of the devestating forces of our future."

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* DanBrowned: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq9IKsH9BXg The trailer]] claims, "''Robot Monster'' brings you an actual preview of the devestating devastating forces of our future."


%%* AllJustADream
%%* AndYouWereThere
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling:
%%** Carla, Johnny's younger sister.

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%%* AllJustADream
%%* AndYouWereThere
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* AllJustADream: After the Great Guidance comes to Earth, Johnny wakes up, apparently having hit his head and dreamed the whole thing.
** AndYouWereThere: ...At least until Ro-Man suddenly runs out of a cave at him in the end.
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AnnoyingYoungerSibling:
%%** ** Carla, Johnny's younger sister.sister. In a meta example, her actress was so annoying that the other actors begged to have her character killed off so they could get her off the set.



%%* InfantImmortality: Averted. Twice.

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%%* * InfantImmortality: Averted. Twice. Carla, the little girl, is strangled by Ro-Man, and Johnny is killed when The Great Guidance comes to Earth to kill the rest of the humans.

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->''"What in hell can any director do with a lousy cast and a lousy story? There was a film, in the days of 3-D, which only because it was in 3-D, played the Paramount Theater in Hollywood (one of the major houses). The picture lasted one performance, then was scrapped until television came in. It claimed to be a science-fiction piece. The only science (or fiction) about it was the fact it came into being at all."''
-->-- '''Creator/EdWood''', ''Hollywood Rat Race''


* BigBad: The Great Guidance, the space overlord who sent Ro-Man to Earth in the first place.



* CrapsackWorld: There are only two life-bearing planets in the Universe. One is Earth, the other is a mechanical dystopia. The dystopic planet attacked Earth, and has won. There are only eight people left at the start of the film, relentlessly pursued by a robotic fiend.



* DownerEnding: Disregarding the [[spoiler:AllJustADream]], this is a ''bleak'' movie.


* DrivenToSuicide: Meta-example: Phil Tucker, who against all odds genuinely thought he was making a thoughtful horror masterpiece, was so distraught with the savage reviews of ''Robot Monster'' he attempted suicide. He reconciled with his film's infamy, even speaking to Michael Medved about it in the latter's book ''50 Worst Movies''.



* [[PeopleInRubberSuits People In Ape Suits And Diving Helmets]]

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* [[PeopleInRubberSuits People In Ape Suits And Diving Helmets]]PeopleInRubberSuits: Ro-Man looks like a person wearing a cheap gorilla costume and a diving helmet.


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%% ZeroContextExample Administrivia/ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Do not uncomment them without explaining how they apply to the film. Just a trope name is not context; just a trope name and a character's name is not context. Examples should be understandable to people who have never seen the film.


%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Carla, Johnny's younger sister.

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%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: AnnoyingYoungerSibling:
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Carla, Johnny's younger sister.


* DrivenToSuicide: Meta-example: Phil Tucker was so distraught with the savage reviews of ''Robot Monster'' he attempted suicide. He reconciled with his film's infamy, even speaking to Michael Medved about it in the latter's book ''50 Worst Movies''.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Meta-example: Phil Tucker Tucker, who against all odds genuinely thought he was making a thoughtful horror masterpiece, was so distraught with the savage reviews of ''Robot Monster'' he attempted suicide. He reconciled with his film's infamy, even speaking to Michael Medved about it in the latter's book ''50 Worst Movies''.


* FollowTheLeader: ''Invaders From Mars'', released a month earlier.


* ApocalypseHow: Starts off as a Class 3a, thanks to the the effect of the Calcinator Death Ray. [[spoiler:Later upgraded to a Class X, as the Great One gets pissed off at Ro-Man's failure to kill the humans and unleashes a "Q-Ray" which completely destroys the planet]].

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* ApocalypseHow: Starts off as a Class 3a, thanks to the the effect of the Calcinator Death Ray. [[spoiler:Later upgraded to a Class X, as the Great One gets pissed off at Ro-Man's failure to kill the humans and unleashes a "Q-Ray" which completely destroys the planet]]. Subverted when it turns out to [[spoiler: be AllJustADream.]]


* MarsNeedsWomen: Actually justified in a weird way - Ro-Man has no idea why he wants to get into Alice's pants, and while he's struggling with it Great Guidance orders him to kill her, so he goes into the MadnessMantra.

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* MarsNeedsWomen: Actually justified Played with in a weird way - Ro-Man has no idea why he wants to get into Alice's pants, and while he's struggling with it Great Guidance orders him to kill her, so he goes into the MadnessMantra.

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