Main character of the first series and main character in general, featured in every adaptation of the series, pilots Getter-1.
- Anti-Hero: Type IV.
- Type III in Armageddon.
- A Father to His Men: In the Go Manga, he beats the ever-loving tar out of a group of drug-peddling Yakuza who dealt drugs that killed one of his students.
- Adaptational Heroism: He is less violent and ruthless in the 1970's anime.
- Badass Longcoat: In Armageddon.
- Bare-Handed Blade Block
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: In Armageddon.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: At one point in original manga.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: In Getter Robo Go he can break a sword on his chest and crush dinosaurs skull with his bare hands.
- Combination Attack: Comes up with the Final Dynamic Special. This indicates his friendship with Kouji, Tetsuya and Duke in the crossover specials. Also comes up with the Final Getter Tomahawk and Double Shine Spark with Go in Armageddon.
- Composite Character: In Armageddon, he is a composite of himself and Shinichi Kuruma from Majuu Sensen (Another series created by Ken Ishikawa).
- Determinator: Always.
- Future Me Scares Me: Swears off piloting Getter Robo after the events of the Shin Getter Robo manga, where a testing accident with Shin Getter leads him to have several prophetic dreams of the nightmarish Getter Emperor, culminating in an incident where he temporarily passes through a time portal to come face-to-face with Emperor itself.
- Freudian Trio: Id in all versions aside 70s anime. Especially in New Getter
- Genius Bruiser: The Armageddon version has him handy enough to customize a Getter 1 into the Black Getter.
- Good Is Not Nice: Almost every incarnation of him is an aloof roughneck due to an intense upbringing from his father, though he's not completely incapable of developing bonds with others and socializing, making him more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the original manga, through he survives and at the end of Armageddon and New Getter.
- Hot-Blooded: Every incarnation.
- Hotblooded Sideburns: So much that he's the one featured in the main page's picture.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In some versions, even his rather tame portrayal in Devilman Vs Getter Robo has it's moments.
- Retired Badass: In Go manga.
- Serial Escalation: Ryoma in New tops every other incarnation in being Hot-Blooded and even manages to top himself in the last episode.
- Slasher Smile: Often, but New Getter version really takes the cake.
- Spanner in the Works: In Armageddon he shows up out of nowhere in a Big Damn Heroes moment. The next episode the villains lampshade this, saying he "had a bad habit of wrecking our plans."
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: During his fight with assassins in New Getter.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Getter Robo Go, he comes back as an even bigger badass than before.
- Training from Hell: In the original manga he mentions training with his father, which apparently involved fighting tigers with his bare hands.
- Transformation Name Announcement: CHANGE GETTAAAAA ONE! SWITCH ON!
- "GETTER EMPEROR CHANGE!" The voice that quakes the Universe itself was, indeed, that of Ryoma Nagare. "CHANGE GETTER EMPEROR ONE!"
Pilot of Getter-2, more intelligent and calm than Ryoma, but in many continuities also even crazier than him.
- Adaptational Heroism: He's kind of a dick in the original anime, but is mostly a moody loner. This is in sharp contrast to the manga, where he's a homicidal psychopath and terrorist.
- Anti-Hero: Type V. Eventually, he softens up slightly to a Type IV.
- Type II in the 70s anime version.
- Type III in Armageddon.
- Axe-Crazy: Manages to pull out this and The Stoic at the same time.
- Badass Longcoat: In Ah and Hien.
- Bad Boss: In his first appearance of the manga, he brutally kills his minions, sometimes for no reason at all. He does get better but still has some tendencies that make others fear him.
- Character Development: Grows significantly over the course of the series. In Getter Robo Go he even gets engaged.
- Deadpan Snarker: on occasion, he tends to be the most prone of this among the three pilots. Such as this gem from Armageddon:Ryoma: Hayato! What was that!?Hayato: (calmly reloading gun) It had big claws and a long tail, so I'd say it was a monster.
- For the Evulz: In original manga he starts a revolution in his school, takes control of one of it's buildings and plots to kill Japan's prime minister out of boredom. In New he leads terrorists to satisfy his sadistic thirst of killing.
- Femme Fatalons: In his first appearance.
- Freudian Trio: Ego to Ryomas Id.
- Gorn: In the original manga and New he cuts out a guys eyes, ears and tongue with his fingernails.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns: however he doesn't have them in the 70s anime adaption, the crossovers, or Getter Robo Devolution.
- Japanese Delinquents: In the original manga, he's the leader of a gang of them.
- The Lancer: For Ryoma
- Older and Wiser: In Armageddon, Shin vs Neo and manga continuity starting from Go.
- Omniscient Morality License: Pulls it out few times to justify more amoral actions against the enemies. Suprisingly doesnt use it in Go manga, when Go calls him on sacrificing peoples lives to find out how neutralize Randos nuclear devices.Hayato: Dont worry. Ill ask them to forgive me when I see them in hell.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: He's a strong believer in this philosophy.
- Real Men Wear Pink: In the showdown with Shin Dragon in Armageddon, he's kicking ass in a giant robot while wearing a pink work shirt. And it works.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: To Go during the start of, well, Go, sending powerful assassins after him to see if he's worth recruiting. It's even implied he has done this to others, who failed the test.
- The Smart Guy: Smartest of Getter Power Trio.
- The Stoic: Probably one person who managed to be stoic and Axe-Crazy at the same time.
- Not So Stoic: In original manga he starts panicking at the first encounter with dinosaurs, to the point of peeing himself and pass out after piloting Getter for the first time. In New, after helping defeats Oni in Getter for the first time he drops his stoic persona and tries to destroy Satome Research Lab, while grinning like a maniac.
- Slasher Smile: Oh so very often, but Go manga version really takes the cake, probably outclassing even New incarnation.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky
- Tear Off Your Face: His introduction in the original manga, Hayato punishes a would-be deserter with this. A second guy just loses his eyes, ears, and nose.
- Terrorists Without a Cause: In New he leads a terrorist cell. At one point of his henchmen calls him on the fact he dont give a damn about their cause and uses them as his personal tool to kill people.
- This is actually a Setting Update of the original manga, wherein he was the leader of one of 1970s Japan's notoriously violent campus radical groups.
- Yakuza: In the 90s he became a gangster instead of a terrorist as the only terrorists making the news in Japan at the time were the Aum Shinrikyo cultists, which wouldn't suit his personality very well.
Young and idealistic judo fighter with a big heart, pilots Getter-3.
- Anti-Hero: Type II.
- Back from the Dead: In Ark, he's the leader of the Getter Crusaders.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: In Devilman vs Getter Robo after we get to see his shower scene.Musashi: Sorry, Im not Michiru.
- Audience? What Audience?: He immediately has to explain to Ryoma who is he talking to.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He can make big monkeys fly with his judo.
- Fat Idiot: Though he does get smarter as the story progresses.
- Freudian Trio: Superego to Ryomas Id and Hayatos Ego.
- Gonk: Not that cartoonishly ugly, just... plainer compared to others.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In every continuity.
- They Killed Kenny: Humorously, there's a bit of a running gag involving him dying in some way, due to the his Heroic Sacrifice in the original manga, to the point where virtually all reboot continuities and games featuring him will kill him off. The only time it's possible to save him will involve secrets (and these routes are non-Canon as far as story goes).
- Took a Level in Badass: From plucky comic relief, to taking on the dinosaur empire solo in the original Getter Robo, to leading the Getter Crusaders in Ark.
- Parental Substitute: In Armageddon. After Michiru and Saotome's deaths and Ryoma's imprisonment, Musashi takes Genki in. Too bad he also dies soon afterwards, so Benkei (who's his old friend in this Alternate Universe) raises Genki... as Kei.
- Plucky Comic Relief: In manga.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Early in the classic anime he was terrified of reptiles, making more difficult for the Getter team to fight the Mechasaurus. Then he learned to overcome his fear after Hayato locked him up in a room filled with snakes and frogs.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Manga version clearly thinks he is in Lighter and Softer classic anime world, and not Darker and Edgier world of manga, much to annoyance of his teammates.
Pilot of Getter-3 after Musashi's death in fight with Dinosaur Empire
- Ambiguously Brown
- Big Brother Mentor: To Genki.
- Parental Substitute: In Armageddon.
- Flat Character: Manga-only. He doesn't really have much going for his character, other than being a replacement for Musashi. In the anime adaptation of Getter Robo G and in Armageddon, however, he is more fleshed out and has more going for his character than he did in the manga.
- Gentle Giant
- Gonk: Again, more plain than ugly
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Shin Getter Robo And in Armageddon.
- Stout Strength: In the anime he's a bit more muscular so he looks less like Musashi, unlike his manga counterpart.
- Technical Pacifist
- Team Dad: In Armegeddon.
Wild man raised by Buddhist monks who has sworn vendetta against the Oni for massacring his group. He carries a sword connected to them, and pilots Getter-3.
- Anti-Hero: Type III
- Bald of Awesome
- Composite Character: Mix of Musashi, Benkei and Baku.
- Expy: His design is heavily based off of Baku Yamagishi from Getter Robo Arc.
- Fat Idiot
- Freudian Trio: Superego to Ryomas Id and Hayatos Ego.
- Fundoshi: Wears one in his debut episode . . .
- Going Commando: . . . but only that episode.
- Genius Bruiser
- Gonk: Again, not THAT ugly...
- Groin Attack: Gets to be at reciving end from Michiru.
- Only Sane Man: The reason why the professor picked him for the team. He wanted to destroy the Getter when he learned of the possible future. To help balance out Ryoma and Hayato.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Has a sworn vendetta against Oni.
Young student with unusual physical features, Hayato gets him to pilot Getter Robo Go. He pilots Getter one And later Getter-1 in Shin Getter
- Adaptational Backstory Change: In Armageddon, he is an artificial human created by Professor Saotome. This is a big contrast to his portrayal in Getter Robo Go and Shin Vs. Neo where he's a normal guy born to a family.
- Adaptational Personality Change: In Getter Robo Go and Shin Vs. Neo, Go is quite boisterous, cocky and full of attitude. In Armageddon, on the hand, he is stoic and doesn't show much emotion.
- Artificial Human: In Armageddon.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Sho in manga and Kei in Armageddon. Justified in Armageddon, since he is Michiru's Opposite-Sex Clone and thus he is Kei's brother.
- Charles Atlas Superpower
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life
- Determinator: The best evidence is probably his fight with Ryoma, while he gets beaten over and over again but keeps coming.
- Expy: In the anime adaptation of Getter Robo Go, he bears a strong resemblance to Koji Kabuto.
- The Hero: Of the second trio in Getter Robo Go.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: Intentionally plays like a mediocre gym student to hide his abilities.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: After hitting on Sho few times it's him who pushes her into Schwartz Koff's arms.
- Screaming Warrior: In the beginnings of Armageddon. Holy crap!
Skilled swordfighter and daughter of professor Tachibana, who has built Getter Robo Go alongside Hayato, to fight Professor Rando. Pilots Getter-2.
- Action Girl
- Defrosting the Ice Queen
- Demoted to Extra: She appears in the first episode of Armageddon, but only as a brief cameo.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Hi, Linda.
- The Lancer
- Lady of War
- Official Couple: With Schwartz Koff.
- The Stoic: She's usually very calm and quiet, however...
- Not So Stoic: She is horrified and shocked when she sees that her brother, Shinichi, was turned into a cyborg.
Young mechanic who gets to pilot Getter-3 in Getter Robo Go, after the first man choosen by Hayato to pilot it gets crazy.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When a mechanic buddy of his is beaten up, he goes berserk and beats up the ex-wrestler that did it.
- The Big Guy
- Cargo Cult: Really loves the Getter.
- Gentle Giant
- Go Mad from the Revelation
- Gonk: But doesn't get it as badly as Musashi and Benkei did. Actually he's kind of cute, in a youthful way.
- Big Beautiful Man: If you think he is.
- Nice Guy
- The Smart Guy: Out of the three he's got the most knowledge on machines, being a mechanic and all.
Ryoma's son, pilot of Getter Āḥ-1
- Anime Hair: His hair resembles a pair of horns or ears.
- You Killed My Mother: He wants revenge on the man who killed his mother.
Half reptilian pilot of Getter Āḥ-2, son of Emperor Gore and a kidnapped human woman.
- Half-Human Hybrid
- Lizard Folk: Half Reptilian.
- HeelFace Mole: Intended to be by the current emperor.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Decides to destroy humanity to prevent Getter Emperor's Dark Future.
Younger brother of Messiah Tayel, pilot of Getter Āḥ-3
- Bald of Awesome: His head is shaved, with the exception of his eyebrows. Justified. Given that he is a monk and it is probably part of his religion.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: His eyebrows are quite noticeable and prominent.
- Genius Bruiser: He seems to be a very strong fellow, given his size, and also has some skill in hacking and programming.
Racist and misogynist pilot of American mecha Stilva, part of forces opposing Rando.
- Adaptational Heroism: His racist and sexist beliefs were Adapted Out in Armageddon, and he is also less of a violent asshole.
- Amazon Chaser: After being rescued by the Japanese woman, Sho, he becomes smitten with her tough nature and starts to see the error of his ways.
- Eagle Land: Lots of type 2.
- Freudian Excuse: His grandpa was killed at Pearl Harbor and his dad's business was beaten by Japanese companies.
- Jerkass: Racist and a misogynist but...
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After some character development.
- Noble Bigot
- Not So Different: With Go in terms of both being bad ass hot blooded young men.
- Politically Incorrect Hero
- Worthy Opponent: Starts to get a spark of begrudgingly towards Go when the two fight fist to fist.
Pilots Stilva with Schwartz Koff, but gets a lot less focus, spending a lot of time injured.
- Eagleland: Has shades of Type 1, as opposed to Schwartz's Type 2.
- Foil For Schwartz.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Large Ham
- Boyish Short Hair: Has short green hair in Armageddon.
- Break the Cutie: The Shin Getter gives her brain damage.
- Also, her backstory in Armageddon. Take a cute little girl raised as a boy, but otherwise happy and normal. Have her witness her beloved older sister's demise in an horrible incident and witness the death of her dad, apparently at the hands of one of her Big Brother Mentors, few afterwards. Watch her become a Creepy Child whose life isn't exactly much better from then on. Watch people blame her for the world going to shit and try to kill her, with only a desperate gambit by Benkei sparing her life... And then see her recover and grow into a Hot-Blooded Action Girl.
- Composite Character: Kei in Armageddon is a mix of Kei from manga and Sho And Michiru Satome.
- Full-Frontal Assault: Armageddon. Justified Trope: she had just come out of an Out-of-Clothes Experience.
- Genki Girl
- Lady of War: Anime version
- Samus Is a Girl: Only in Armageddon. She's actually Genki, who in that particular continuity was a girl treated as a boy, and then went through a horrifying Break the Cutie.
- Ship Tease: A lot of it between her and Go in the manga.
Mysterious child who claims to have been send by God to help Getter Team. Pilots Getter-3 when he, Ryoma and Go hijacks Shin Getter
- Creepy Child: At times but he does have a sense of humor.
Leader of Dinosaur Empire and main villain of the first manga and classic anime.
- Anti-Villain (Original Manga version only, and Shin vs Neo to an extent)
- Back from the Dead: In Shin Vs. Neo
- Badass Cape: Often seen wearing one.
- Big Bad: Of the original series and first installment of the manga.
- Cyborg: In Shin Vs Neo.
- Dragon-in-Chief: To Great Demon Yura.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Invoked In the end he wants to die a warrior's death in a fight with Getter Robo, but is denied that chance by Demons, who shoots him in the back. Even Ryoma is pissed about it.
- Evil Overlord: More misguided than "Evil", since he does care about his own people and wants revenge on humanity for stealing the dinosaur's land. But he still counts as this, since he wants to kill all of humankind.
- Large Ham: Most of times he doesn't speak, he yells.
- Obviously Evil: Zigzagged. Despite his menacing appearance, he's just fighting for his own race's survival.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Gore, Gor or Goru?
- Non-Action Big Bad: In the original series and manga. Averted in Shin Vs. Neo, where he actually fights Shin Getter Robo personally after being resurrected and modified.
- Villain Ball: Often show to hold a large one It's later revealed it's a result of being so desperate to conquer the Earth before his race will be forced to return into magma, that he was very reckless
- Worthy Opponent: At the end he and Getter Team become this for each other.
Yura the Great
The true leader of the dinosaur empire in the anime.
- Canon Foreigner: Only appeared in the first anime
- Giant Foot of Stomping: He ends up crushed under the foot of a gigantic apatosaurus.
- Greater-Scope Villain
- The Man Behind the Man: To Emperor Gore.
- This Cannot Be!: His reaction to their sudden defeat.
Leader Of Hundred Demons Empire, an empire of horned demonic cyborgs.
- Asshole Victim: When he gets killed, both at the end of Getter Robo G, and at the end of Shin Getter Robo after he's brought back from the dead, Burai was such a despicable character that he really deserved what was coming to him and nobody mourns for him.
- Big Bad: Of Getter Robo G.
- Back from the Dead: in the Shin Getter manga, time-travelling Insects from the Getter Emperor's time found the drifting hulk of the Hundred Demon Empire vessel and restored Burai to life, in hopes that he would destroy Getter and prevent the Getter Emperor from ever existing.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Takes pride in all the evil things he does.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Unlike Emperor Gore, who was a misguided Well-Intentioned Extremist simply looking out for his people, Burai is just a power-hungry, sadistic tyrant with zero noble intentions.
- Eviler Than Thou: Towards Gore.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Burai was initially just a student coming along on an arctic exploration, who was sent into the crashed remains of an Alien ship specifically because he was expendable. The core of the ship was still active and modified him into the demonic creature we all know, and he used the repaired ship and the Arctic team to found the Hundred Demon Empire.
- Hate Sink: Arguably one of the most evil villains in the series, second only to Professor Lando.
- Playing Both Sides: Starting all out war between Demon Empire, Dinosaur Empire and Getter Team to force Gore into making final, desperate attack - either Getter or Dinosaur Empire would be defeated, leaving him with only one enemy or the two would weaken each other.
- The Sociopath: While Gore at-least cared about his people, Burai only sees those around him as pawns to benefit him.
- Time Travel: As confirmed in the Shin Getter Robo manga, the crashed ship that transformed Burai was part of a fleet fighting a losing battle against the Getter Emperor, something that was implied in the original chapter but not confirmed as the exact details had likely not been conceptualized.
- Would Hurt a Child: Has no problem enslaving children.
The main villain of the Getter Robo Go manga, a Mad Scientist with dreams of world domination. In order to do so, he convinces the world's goverments to fund the creation of a scientific laboratory at the north pole, where different scientific teams could work together for a better future; he then proceeded to turn nearly all of the greatest scientists he invited there into his cybernetic slaves. The Japanese team managed to escape, thanks to Hayato, who then, together with Doctor Tachibana, created a secret organization to thwart his plans.
- Arch-Enemy: With Hayato.
- Badass Beard / Beard of Evil
- Badass Cape: Probably visits the same store as Gore.
- Badass Moustache
- Bald of Evil: Well, balding actually, but still.
- Big Bad: Of Getter Robo Go.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Doctor Hell.
- Cybernetics Will Eat Your Soul: What he subjects other people to.
- Evil Overlord
- Eviler Than Thou: Gets to be on the receiving end from Hayato at one point. And later gets another one from the Dinosaur Empire
- Herr Doktor: He is german, hence his name: Alrich Zu Lando.
- Hijacked by Ganon: his plan gets hijacked by the Dinosaur Empire.
- Mad Scientist
- Obviously Evil
- Shock and Awe: Can generate lightning.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Rando or Lando?
- Take Over the World: OF COURSE
- Unwitting Pawn
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness
Professor Rando's right hand of unknown motives and abilities.
- Adaptational Backstory Change: See Same Character, but Different.
- The Dragon With An Agenda.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Manga only. In the anime, Raseshi is in fact female.
- Expy: Of Baron Asura.
- Gender Flip: Is female in the anime, rather than being male like in the manga.
- Same Character, but Different: In the manga, Raseshi is an androgynous, effiminate male who is actually a reptillian in disguise. In the anime however, Raseshi is a female, mutated human with a demonic face that comes out her chest.
- Lizard Folk: What he is revealed to be later on in the manga.
- Sissy Villain: He is very effeminate and androgynous looking.
New leader of Dinosaur Empire after Gore's demise secretly manipulating Rando for her own goals.
- Distaff Counterpart: For Gore.
- Eviler Than Thou: Gives one to Rando.
- Large Ham: Apparently unable not to yell whenever she talks about Getter Robo.
- Legacy Character: For Gore.
- The Man Behind the Man: For Raseshi and Rando
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Towards Rando
Powerful wizard who rules his own dimension and commands the Oni. He kidnaps Getter Robo and it's pilots to provide him a challenge.
- Card-Carrying Villain: The Oni are mindless beasts, the Oni Gods want to save the world from Getter Rays...Seimei's just evil.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: In his final fight he utterly smashes Getter at last until Ryoma gets back, when the roles are reversed.
- Expy: Of Abe no Seimei, half-legendary historical figure.
- Our Monsters Are Weird: His monster form is just bizarre.
- The Man Behind the Man: For the Oni.
- One-Winged Angel: twice
Four Oni Gods
Four godlike beings that appears at the end of New Getter Robo, real masterminds behind the Oni and Semei.
- Bald of Awesome: Dhtarastra
- Chest Blaster: Virudhaka.
- Cool Sword: Virudhaka's.
- Expy: Of four gods from another Ishikawa's manga, Kyomu Senki Miroku.
- The Man Behind the Man: For Semei
- Mega Manning: Virudhaka (red head) creates a drill with his arm to block Hayato's.
- The Stoic: Vaisravana (gold) and even more Virudhaka.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Will stop at nothing to destroy the threat of Getter Energy. They would probably get along with the Anti-Spirals.
Mr. Cohen and Mr. Stinger
- Adaptational Dye Job: Cohen originally had white hair in Majuu Sensen, before it was changed to blonde in Armageddon. Also Stinger originally had normal Beige skin in Majuu Sensen, before being changed to blue in Armageddon.
- Adaptational Name Change: In Majuu Sensen, Cohen was originally named Dr. Shaft, and Stinger was called Dr. Baruvia.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Stinger has blue skin for some reason.
- In Majuu Sensen, it's implied Stinger's body is made of rock.
- Body Horror: Because Cohen and Stinger are controlled by the Invaders, they have the ability to puke out alien slime, and then there is their giant monster form in the final episode.
- In Majuu Sensen Cohen, or Dr. Shaft as he is called in that series, has the ability to reproduce children from his own body◊.
- Breath Weapon: The third episode has Cohen puking Invader slime.
- Big Bad Duumvirate : Of Armageddon.
- Canon Foreigner: Neither of them appear in the Getter Robo manga.
- Canon Immigrant: Cohen and Stinger both originally appeared in another series by Ken Ishikawa called Majuu Sensen, where they also went by different names (see above).
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Stinger, who is always seen with a creepy grin.
- Eldritch Abomination: Their final form.
- Evil Counterparts: When piloting Metal Beast Getter G, Cohen is opposite Benkei and Stinger is opposite to Hayato.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Cohen has a very deep voice.
- Faux Affably Evil: They are both well-mannered and polite, however that doesn't change the fact that they are genocidal monsters.
- Gonk: Both of them have a very inhuman like design.
- Mook Maker: The third episode has Cohen puking Invader slime and in the finale a whole armada of Elite Mooks come from him.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Being The Man Behind the Man aside, they play second fiddle to Saotome most of the time in Armageddon...Then they begin hurling moons, planets, black holes and eventually an Invader Dimension at Earth and all in the final two episodes!
- Not So Stoic: Cohen.
- Obviously Evil: Seriously, who in their right mind would trust two guys whom both have such an unusual appearance?
- One-Winged Angel: Their King of Invaders form.
- The Other Darrin: Cohen is voiced by Kenta Miyake for his appearance in Saisei-Hen since Gouri died before the game was made.
- Perpetual Smiler: Both of then rarely make any other expreson other then a Psychotic Smirk.
- Scary Black Man: It isn't being angry that makes Cohen scary. Aside from hosting Invaders it is his entire mannerisms that make him scary.
- Even more-so in Majuu Sensen, where he has the ability to reproduce kids from his own body.
- The Man Behind the Man: The ones that most likely infected Saotome and Michiru.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Their role for much of the series.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: No one ever takes any notice of Stinger's blue skin and polygonal face.
- Villain Team-Up: In Super Robot Wars Z2: Saisei-Hen, the Anti-Spirals cooperate with the Invaders because the Invaders use Getter Rays incorrectly. Rather than simply inundating themselves in the Getter and allowing evolution to take its course, they forcibly "evolve" themselves. To the Anti-Spirals, the Invaders are not "evolving" so much as they are simply growing bigger and more primal. After all, Stinger and Cohen are the only examples of sapient Invaders after Saotome kicked the bucket.\\ "Correct" evolution is meant to be a slow process that increases not power and size (like in the case of Invaders), but all the attributes of a living thing. The Invaders do not contribute to Spiral Nemesis because they have no souls and therefore their rapid evolution does not increase entropy as much as a Spiral's would.
Anti-Spiral himself states that regardless of how much the Invaders evolve, they are mindless beasts and therefore can be easily dealt with at the moment of his choosing.
- Backup from Otherworld: Her soul arrives alongside Musashi's to dispel her father's Invader assisted Lotus-Eater Machine.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: In Armageddon Michiru was infected with The Virus. Upon learning it, she messed up deliberately with some tests to commit suicide before it took over her. The result was her being crushed to death inside her jet.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The consequences of said action were simply horrifying. Genki went insane after witnessing her death and it takes her (yes, her) more than ten years to recover. Dr. Saotome believed that Michiru had been killed by the Getter guys, blamed them for Michiru's death, and then... yeah.
- The Chick: Most versions.
- Go Out with a Smile: In Armageddon despite the horrible circumstances of her death.
- Identical Stranger: To Hayato's Missing Mom in the original anime.
- Ms. Fanservice: In Devilman vs Getter Robo.
- Took a Level in Badass:
- The 70's anime version did actually join in battles, to the point she flew the Liger machine in Getter G!
- The New version is a deadpan snarker hot scientist. Awesome!
Lady Raikou Minamoto
- Expy: A stretch, but she would be one to Kei Kuruma from Armageddon, since both are gender flips of male characters (Genki Saotome for Kei, and Raikou herself to Raikou... himself?).
- Heroic Suicide: Kills herself via Seppuku to power-up her katana.
- Creepy Child: Only in Armageddon. But the kid's creepiness in that continuity is enough for the whole franchise.
- Hollywood Autism: In the first episode of Armageddom Benkei makes a offhaned referans to Genki having autism. which was seemingly brought on by Michiru's death. Which falls head first into this trope.
- Raised as the Opposite Gender: Again, only in Armageddon.
- She Is All Grown Up: In Armageddon... because Genki not only is a girl there, but she is Kei.
- Voiced by: Kousei Tomita (original series, Shin vs Neo), Mugihito (Armageddon), Masaharu Sato (Daikessen), Kinryuu Arimoto (New), John Paul Shephard (Armageddon dub), Abe Lasser (New dub)
- Back from the Dead: He is killed by Hayato at the beginning of Armageddon, but is resurrected by the invaders.
- Disappears into Light: His fate in the manga, when the Saotome lab is enveloped in a massive wave of Getter Rays from the Shin Dragon.
- Dying as Yourself: One way to interpret his death in Armageddon.
- FaceHeel Turn: He becomes one of the main antagonists in Armageddon after being turned into one of the invaders.
- Good All Along: The Armageddon version. It seems he pulled a monster of a plan that went wrong in the third episode and it got delayed.
- Jerk With Aheart Of Gold: He's a stern, grumpy, and at times, ruthless, old man, but he still ultimately has the best interests of Earth in mind, and he genuinely cares about his kids.
- Made of Iron: In most continuities but in the first three episodes of Armageddon he just keeps seemingly dying but still lives. Unless Inagawa had him intentionally infected himself with Invaders, like Cohen and Stinger, and he was faking pain.
- Mad Scientist: In Armageddon. Then again, it's Armageddon.
- Not that he doesn't have his moments in manga and New, but there he is on good guy's side.
- He goes off the deep end in the Shin Getter Robo manga, where he spends several weeks exposing himself to high levels of Getter Rays while trying to excavate the metamorphosing remains of the Getter G.
- Taking You with Me: In Armageddon, to the Invader Parasite that's trying to flee from his body when he gets hit with the Stoner Sunshine.
- This Is Unforgivable!: In Saisei-Hen, which was given to him by ApolloApollo(nius): "Ba'al... you really are beasts. You who cannot fathom the love and compassion of Man do not deserve to exist beneath the Sun. Ba'al, the Mechanical Angel Aquarion hereby refutes your existence! Behold! The power of mankind... and the power of life!"
A playable protagonist who exclusively appears in Getter Robo Daikessen.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns
- Expy: Strongly resembles and even shares the same as the titular protagonist of Devilman.
The Getter Rays themselves are all but outright stated to collectively be an enormous, reality-spanning Eldritch Abomination seeking either a race that can properly master its use, or a race that it can eventually overtake to create universe-devouring death knights such as its ultimate embodiment seen in Armageddon, the Getter Emperor. For this reason it can be seen as the -true- Big Bad of the entire franchise, even if it's not evil so much as it has a severe case of Blue and Orange Morality.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: More like Robotic Personification, but each Getter Machine acts as this to the Getter in one way or another. It's most obvious with the Shin Getter and the Getter Emperor. The Getter Rays themselves are the very incarnation of life and evolution, though it's decidedly not an anthropomorphic entity in any way.
- Ax-Crazy: Judging by how it acts through the Shin Getter and ESPECIALLY when it takes over Ryoma, it is most certainly this.
- Big Bad: Pretty much the whole reason most of the other villains are doing what they're doing is to stop the Getter from growing too strong and destroying them.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Though it itself doesn't usually take the villain reins directly in most series, with the other villainous factions acting to move the plot against the Getter Team.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Owing to it being a very good example of an Eldritch Abomination, despite all the terrible things it does it can't really be considered 'evil' by our definiton. It simply does what's natural to it, evolving and devouring whatever doesn't make the cut. Really, it makes sense considering that it's the embodiment of evolution and life; that's much like how it goes in real life.
- Demonic Possession: To the Shin Getter, as it contains so much Getter Rays that it's practically alive itself, hence its crazy eyes and mannerisms when piloted. It does this to pilots as well, most notably Ryoma in New Getter Robo at the end of the series.
- Eldritch Abomination: The biggest and baddest one in the franchise, responsible for the creation of all other abominations such as the Invaders, the initial form of the Shin Dragon in Armageddon and the Emperor.
- Mechanical Abomination: Due to manifesting through machines most of the time.
- Emerald Power
- Evil Versus Oblivion: Most of the other villains in the franchise are the evil versus the Getter's oblivion.
- Mysterious Backer: The reason Dr. Saotome and the heroes are able to do much of anything.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Ironically enough given that it's life itself, if allowed to progress uncontrolled it will devour the entire universe as the Getter Emperor and likely go on to destroy other universes in the Getter multiverse as well.
- One-Winged Angel: The Getter Emperor is the ultimate form of this to all the other Getter Machines, and the closest the Getter entity itself gets to a 'true form', physically speaking. The Emperor itself does this through its own evolution, going from the size of a planet to an abomination the size of a galaxy that can kill the God of the universe in a single punch.
- Sentient Cosmic Force
- Walking Spoiler: For a certain value of "walking", but even discussing the Getter's potential character attributes without spoiling nearly everything about the central conflict of the franchise's meta-narrative is the next thing to impossible.