Past the Moon and Mars
We'll fly to the stars
We'll fly 'til our dream's in sight
Say Da Garn
Now stand up and fight
With all of your might
To make a future that is bright!
The Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn (Densetsu No Yuusha Da Garn) was broadcasted through 1991-1992. It is the third installment of the Brave franchise. The story focuses on Seiji Takasugi, who obtained a jewel called "Orin", which is the Earth's alter ego and it has elected him to be the commander of eight brave robots. The robots are sleeping within many parts of the world as the "Brave Stones". However, they become super robots by fusing with modern machines once Seiji awakens them, and they soon follow his commands. Their enemy is Lord Ohboss, an invader who aims to steal the Earth's planet energy with the aid of his subordinates that Da-Garn and the other brave robots must stop in order to save the Earth.
Tropes for the following show:
- Accidental Kiss: Yanchar and Hikaru.
- Action Bomb: Great Da Garn GX turns into one in the end.
- Alien Invasion: One being launched against Earth is what causes it to select Seiji to awaken the Braves from their slumber.
- Aluminum Christmas Trees: Dubai Police Force actually does employs a Lamborghini for patrol.
- Bittersweet Ending: Earth is saved from Ohboss, but all of the robots, Da Garn included, sacrificed themselves to make it happen.
- Broken Faceplate: Happens to Great Da Garn GX in the final episode.
- Character Name Alias: On one occasion, upon being confronted by Hikaru and his mother while in his commander guise, Seiji attempts to deflect their suspicion by claiming his name is Luke Skywalker.
- Combination Attack: The Formation Attack in ep 10.
- Combining Mecha: It's Brave Series, so all of the main heroes are these.
- Da Garn and his two support vehicles into Da Garn X. Further combines with Ga Ohn to form Great Da Garn GX.
- Jumbo Saber, Shuttle Saber, and Jet Saber can combine into Sky Saber. They can further combine with Hawk Saber to form Pegasus Saber.
- The Landers can combine into Land Bison.
- Cool Car: Da Garn, Mach and Turbo Lander all have cool cars of various kinds as alternate modes.
- Cool Plane: The Saber Team.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Redlone is the main villain for the first ten episodes... then he's defeated by the Braves and runs into Ohboss on his way off planet. Ohboss then sends Butcho to take his place.
- Disney Death: Sky Saber dies, but is restored back to life by Hawk Saber.
- Drill Tank: Drill Lander.
- Five-Man Band: The alien invaders have this setup:
- Big Bad: Ohboss, as the leader and the main villain.
- Co-Dragons: Violecche and Cyan, his two highest ranking subordinates, though the latter seems to be Ohboss's main Dragon.
- The Brute: Butcho, the Fat Bastard whose Mooks rely the most on brute force.
- Evil Genius: Redlone, the man with robot subordinates and the mecha collection.
- Dark Chick: Lady Pinky, the only girl, who regularly shows a sadistic side by whipping her android servants.
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: Seven Changer, who is actually a Brave Fighter spying on them.
- Guardian Entity: The Braves are the guardians of the Earth itself, awoken to protect if from the invasion.
- HeelFace Turn: Late in the series, Butcho, Lady Pinky, and Violecche all decide to leave Ohboss with Butcho living peacefully on Earth.
- Hero Stole My Bike: A Running Gag, with a twist. Da Garn is possessing a police car...and said car's owner is unaware of the fact that his car is a sapient guardian of the planet. So he tends to react badly whenever it gets 'stolen' by Da Garn heading off.
- Heroic Sacrifice: All Brave Fighters in the end.
- Humongous Mecha
- The Kid with the Remote Control: The brave fighters can execute orders with authorization by Seiji and Yancharan.
- The Man Behind the Man: Lady Pinky for Butcho.
- Maybe Ever After: Lady Pinky and Violecche.
- Mecha-Mooks: Redlone's minions, both the mooks and the giant Monsters of the Week, seem to be unmanned machines.
- Militaries Are Useless: Earth's military is unfortunately painfully outmatched against the invaders, and can't even deal with the mooks.
- Mutual Kill: Seven Changer and Red Geist.
- Parents as People: Seiji's parents aren't abusive or INTENTIONALLY neglectful, they've just both got very demanding and important jobs they can't take much time away from, his father being a high ranking member of the military during an alien invasion and his mother being a news anchor covering the same situation. They clearly love and want to have more involvement in his life, and regret this situation.
- Playing with Fire: A few of the Braves.
- Put on a Bus: Da Garn himself for a few episodes, while he's busy holding Africa together.
- Rapid Aging: Ohboss' punishment for Lady Pinky's many failures.
- Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: The Earth decided to recruit a fifth (later Sixth) grader as it's champion. To be fair, Seiji is a very COMPETENT fifth grader, but still.
- Battle Trophy: Redlone shows a liking to collecting enemy vehicles for his personal collection.
- Robeast: Butcho's Armored Beasts.
- Sealed Cast in a Multipack: The Braves are slumbering in the Brave Stones all over the world, and it's Seiji's job to free them.
- Sealed Good in a Can: The Braves in this series are sealed into Brave Stones and its up to Seiji to awaken them.
- Secret Identity: Seiji uses a suit to prevent him from being recognized while helping Da Garn.
- Shapeshifter Mode Lock: Violecche and Lady Pinky gets this for punishment.
- Spell My Name with an "S": While one fansub calls the first villain "Redlone," one fan's synopsis of the final episode uses "Red Ron."
- Stripperiffic: Pink's date outfit.
- Time Abyss: The Braves are very old, having been created in ancient times to protect the planet.
- Those Were Only Their Scouts: The first monster to arrive destroys all of Earth's military sent up against it...and it turns out that was only his mooks, not even a full fledged Monster of the Week.
- Third-Person Person: Pink Yamamoto, as part of Lady Pinky's disguise as cutesy little girl.
- Transformation Trinket: The Director, which not only allows for the transformations and combinations of the Braves, but let's Seiji transform into his suit.
- Transformation Is a Free Action: In episode 10, Redlone subverts this, timing his attacks to prevent the Braves from combining. Seiji thankfully realizes that this won't work if he has the Landers combine on the way.
- Transforming Mecha
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Violecche can transform into a cat and a wolf while Lady Pinky can transform into Pink Yamamoto and Magical Pinky.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: Seiji has this issue with both of his parents. In the second episode, he reveals he hasn't seen his mother in four days if that's an indicator. His mother is not happy about this.
- You Have Failed Me: Violecche kills Butcho on behalf of Ohboss in episode 20, although Butcho is later revived.