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Cyborg 009: Legend of the Super Galaxy is the third theatrical film adaption of Cyborg 009. It was released on December 20, 1980 and was created to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Cyborg 009 franchise.

The film features the 00 Cyborg team being assembled again to do battle against Emperor Zoa, an intergalactic tyrant seeking to conquer the universe.

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  • Brought Down to Normal: After being brought back to life, Heinrich discovers he's a normal human, though it becomes subverted when he requests Gilmore turn him back into a cyborg.
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  • Damsel in Distress: Tamara, the princess of the planet Fantarion, who is being held prisoner by a robot named Roduk.
  • Death Seeker: 004 confesses that he's wanted to die ever since he was converted into a cyborg.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • The English dub Anglicized Francoise's name to "Francis" (oddly in the masculine spelling), changed Jet to "Jedd", Pyunma to "Puma", Geronimo Junior to "Chief", and most egregiously renamed Great Britain to "O'Shaughnessy" while Albert Heinrich became "Heinrich Struller". The 00 Cyborgs were also referred to as "The Galaxy Legion", perhaps to better explain why they'd be going out into outer space.
    • The Spanish dub of Super Galaxy also had its own name changes in store: Jet was renamed "Zanahoria" ("carrot", for his red hair), Albert to "Siegfried", Geronimo Junior to "Arizona", and "Great Britain" to "Chamberlain". These same name changes carried over to the French dub, although Jet was now called "Poil de Carrote" ("carrot head").
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  • Galactic Conqueror: Zoa, who seeks to become ruler of the universe using the power of the Vortex.
  • A God Am I: Zoa introduces himself to the 00 Cyborgs as the "God of the Universe".
  • Heroic Sacrifice: 004 sacrifices himself to hold off the aliens and give his fellow cyborgs time to escape.
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  • Mineral Macguffin: The Vortex, a powerful energy source that Zoa intends to use to conquer the universe.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Zoa was originally a cyborg who turned against and killed his creators.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Zoa barely appears in this film. The same goes for his dragon, Garro, whose only actions are boasting about how Zoa will take over the universe and attacking the 00 Cyborgs when they infiltrate Zoa's space station.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: Zoa ends up absorbing so much energy from the vortex that it kills him.
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  • Shout-Out: Several shots of the movie are references to films such as Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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