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Fridge Brilliance

  • Nearly every time he talks, Ax-Crazy Blood Knight Psychopathic Manchild Tenzan Nakajima makes some reference to the whole affair being a video game, and the things he intends to do to insure his own victory, including "Level Grinding" and the like. In the meta-sense, everything he suggests he will do is a method players can exploit. Hell, in many ways, his behavior can verge on Fourth Wall Breaking, You Bastard! Lampshade Hanging.
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  • Fighting the True Final Boss Stern Regisseur in Original Generation 2 (pre-Continuity Reboot) for the first time might seem nonsensical when the Game Over conditions states players must destroy the massive, space station-sized Stern Regisseur before it can enter Earth's atmosphere. "Couldn't it be destroyed just as fine above the Earth as it is in space?" No; the point of the objective is that in its desperation to destroy humanity, the Stern Regisseur is trying to Colony Drop itself.
  • The "Octo Squad" has a Meaningful Name (at least by the time the Second Original Generation occurs): the squad's Humongous Mecha all use some form of Dual Wielding or Guns Akimbo - dual Plasma Stakes (Gespenst MK II M Custom Type-G), dual Plasma Cannons (Gespenst MK II M Custom Type-C), a pair of Blade Railguns (Siegerlion) and a pair of Seize Anchors (Giganscudo Duro). Four machines, armed with a weapon on each hand: in other words, "eight arms".
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  • The episode subtitle for the Second Original Generation is "Gaia Saviour": at one point in the game, Arteil Steinbeck declares the "Gaia Sabers" will be the ones who will save the Earth. For all intent and purposes, it seems the Gaia Sabers are whom "Gaia Saviour" is a reference to, except "saber" is explicitly spelt differently than "saviour" for the in-game text (in English, no less). It becomes clear that "Gaia Saviour" is not referring to the Gaia Sabers, but to those who can save Earth the best. Is it the Gaia Sabers? No; the "Garden of Baral"? No; it's the "Steel Dragon Battle Group", who are specifically selected by Irui Gan Eden during the finale of the Second Original Generation.
  • Why among the Endless Frontier characters is it just Haken Browning and Aschen Brodel heading into The Moon Dwellers? Excluding the fact Aschen foolishly transported herself and Haken into the Original Generation universe, they're the only two who have direct ties to main Continuity via the Shadow-Mirror, their origins. Characters like Kaguya Nanbu, Suzuka or Neige Hausen are natives to the Endless Frontier, while Aledy Naash is from a branch of the "Shura" and not of the same faction under the rule of Folka Albark post-Original Generation Gaiden. Putting those without links to Original Generation for The Moon Dwellers would require heavy "re-adjustment" to its setting, too Fish out of Water for certain other characters who aren't Haken and Aschen; the same applies to Reiji Arisu, Xiaomu and KOS-MOS, who belong to their respective universes.
    • This is reinforced with the Gespenst Haken in The Moon Dwellers: it's explicitly stated the machine uses the same Swiss Army Gun that Haken uses, perfect for him as The Gunslinger, whereas Kaguya, Suzuka, Neige and Aledy wouldn't know how to effectively use it in accordance to their abilities. As for Aschen, who becomes the Gespenst's permanent sub-pilot, she can easily fulfill the unit's secondary functions logistically and analytically via combat data, perfect for an Artificial Human such as her.
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  • In The Moon Dwellers, Jua-Mu Dalby receiving the Coustwell Brachium after becoming more unhinged from "Larseilam" makes more sense when one realizes the machine has more potential for a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs, something that fits the Ax-Crazy and insane Jua-Mu just like his Super Robot Wars Judgment counterpart.

Fridge Horror

  • Scenario 27 of Original Generation 2 sees our heroes trying once again to rescue Seolla and Ouka from the clutches of the School. When Latooni and Ouka fight, Ouka comments, "You're so stubborn. That's what makes you so cute." Just your average Les Yay battle banter... And then you remember that Ouka's being brainwashed by Agilla Setme and suddenly all these horrible visions start pouring into your brain.
    • May also have to do with Ouka's views of Latooni distorted due to the suggestion and brainwashing as a side effect, Ouka does care for her fellow friends who survived the School before. Latooni, Arado, and Seolla were all she had to consider as a family aside from a large supercomputer.
  • At the ending of the "The Inspector" Anime when Beowulf appears, everyone shrug off his presence there as nonsense and get back into the fighitng. The thing is, when you think about what he was shown doing in the first episode, plus the strange einst units he bring along (who all look like some mechs of the good guys...) paint a very bleak image of what Kyosuke's corrupted alterego was up to between his two appearances.

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