Space Emperor God Sigma is an anime series aired from 1980 to 1981. There were 50 episodes. It is also referred to as "God Sigma; Empire of Space" and "Space Combination God Sigma;".
The year is 2050 and an energy crisis is Earth's main concern. A brilliant scientist in Trinity City develops the Trinity energy, a new source of energy powerful enough to supply the entire world. The alien empire of the Elda learn of this energy and plot to seize it by force. They attack Earth's space colony on Jupiter's moon of Io and occupy it. Meanwhile, the Trinity energy has been applied to three giant robots that combine to form God Σ, a mighty robot led by its main pilot, martial artist Toushiya Dan. With its mighty sword, it now stands between the peace of Earth and the power of the Elda forces.
However, later in the series it's revealed that the Elda forces came from the future, where Earth attacked Elda's home planet. Using an advanced time-machine the Eldans try to seize the secret of Trinity energy to save their home planet.
This anime provides examples of:
- Big Bad: Teral the supreme commander of the elda forces attacking the Earth, before being usurped by the corrupt commander Lagan.
- BFS/Cool Sword: Musouken
- Calling Your Attacks
- Combining Mecha: The robots Kaimeiou, Rikushinou, and Kuuraiou combine to form God Sigma.
- FaceHeel Turn: Professor Kazami later went off the deep end in the name of science and betrayed the heroes, becoming the bad guy.
- Improbable Weapon User: Spin Saucer
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: God Shield Or, in the show itself and Super Robot Wars Z, GODDO SHIIIIIIELDO!!
- Power Trio: Toshiya Dan, Juri Noguchi, Kensaku "Kiraken" Kira
- Ramming Always Works/Incendiary Exponent: Wing Attack
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The hot blooded and adventurous Toshiya is the red and the more serious and calculating Juli is the blue. Their respective uniforms and robots reflect this.
- Samus Is a Girl: Halfway trough the series it turns out Supreme Commander Teral is actually a woman and the replacement of the real supreme commander of the Elda who died before the start of the series.
- Shock and Awe/Whip It Good: God String
- Super Robot
- The Starscream: Lagan, who usurps Teral as the leader of the Eldans towards the end of the series.
- Throwing Your Axe Always Works: God Tomahawk
- Zorro Mark: Sigma Breast *God Sigma fires a mark that looks the Greek letter Sigma at the enemy*