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Super Robot Wars: Unlimited Generation is a Livejournal RP set in the Super Robot Wars universe.

All the characters are members of the Galaxy Defense Force and fighting to protect the Earth from all of the original series' enemies. Unique among Livejournal games in that a significant portion of the gameplay was in AIM Chat-based "missions" - between 1 and 3 per week; this feature was kept for the offshoot mecha_dressing and its Spiritual Successor Super Robot Wars Unlimited Generation Alpha.


The roleplay can be found here. It concluded in 2011.

Unlimited Generation provides examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: Occurred from time to time when certain people had to duck out of the roleplay for various reasons, leaving a character arc or even a series hanging.
  • Ace Custom: Regularly happened with characters getting new upgrades for their machines post-series (or sometimes just late in their story), such as Duo's Deathscythe Spirit, Axel's Soulgain Mugen, and Patrick's Dynames Tau accompanied by a number of automated grunts.
  • Adaptation Expansion:
    • Prominent examples of people having a bigger role than they did in their original canon include Sochie Heim, Signum, and Anew Returner.
    • Also applied to mecha, with the game's willingness to use obscure units, MSVs (especially from SEED), and units that haven't actually appeared yet in the canons the game supposedly uses, like Banpreios, Laevatein, and Shin RyuKoOh.
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  • Almighty Janitor: Axel Almer (silly version) is the base's janitor, despite being one of the more powerful fighters both in and out of his mech.
  • Anime Theme Song: Yes, the roleplay has its own opening.
  • Apocalypse How: Due to the various canons involved, the GDF had to deal with averting everything between Class 0 and Class X.
  • Ascended Meme: *bans Deus*, Deus being a former player, became a meme after many shenanigans in the OOC chat. Then, when the final battle on the Silentium homeworld came around, the heroes discovered that the final boss was a machine named the Deus Imperator. How was it destroyed? By Simon combining Gurren-Lagann with Megas XLR and GaoGaiGar... then crushing it into light using a drill-augmented Goldion Crusher. In other words? The GDF dropped the banhammer on Deus.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Gilbert Durandal showed this in freaking spades in the Destiny finale, using a Gundam from a CE fanfiction to beat the likes of Kira, Shinn, Luna, Cagalli, Alto, Lamia, and Shiro left and right and coming close to beating them single-handedly.
  • Beach Episode: The mission Beach Rescue Operation.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: This is Hauwsr's ultimate fate. Rather than face death by Janus and Saturnus's hands because of causality reversal, Hauwsr causes the Black Hole Engine to self-destruct.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: Riki's farewell speech. Played for laughs.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • Pretty much every Disgaea mission ever, though especially so in A Netherworld Encore: Evening of Darkness, in which Laharl distracted the mod (Li-Chi) running the mission by mail-ordering her a model of the GP-02. Another mod (TK) had to finish the mission.
    • Li-Chi 'accidentally' apologized in the IC chat before 'realizing' she said it in the wrong chat.
    • During Braves! Death At Dawn!, not only did the GaoGaiGar narrator talk up the GGG's last resort, 'the miracle machine, Projectile X,' but in addition Axel responded with "I like what that mysterious voice was saying. Let's trust it."
  • Break The Game Breaker:
    • It's become somewhat of a running gag that the 00-Raiser, one of the strongest mobile suits at the disposal of the GDF, is constantly being totaled on missions.
    • The Cathedral Terra also had to be sealed inside a pocket dimension to keep it from succumbing to the laws of physics.
    • And let's not forget the Soulgain. It gets trashed on just about every single mission Axel sorties in. But thanks to its regenerative abilities, it's usually good to go again by the next mission.
  • Brick Joke:
    • When Masaki was dropped, the excuse used was that he had gotten lost on his way to pick up a pizza. Two and a half years later, he returns... and still has the pizza with him.
    • In a conversation they had following their duel, one of the things Cagalli mentions to Shinn is that he should be glad she's not charging him for the Akatsuki's repairs, referring to a running gag from more than half a year ago where Shinn would have to pay for the repairs the Strike Gundam (technically Orb property at that point) out of his own pocket.
  • Broad Strokes: Lamia and Axel's canon incorporates a mix of both the plot from Super Robot Wars Advance and Super Robot Wars: Original Generation.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: The fate of Loran at the end of ∀ Gundam's finale, wherein he lost the use of his legs. Loran's handler was planning on dropping him and wanted a decent in-game explanation for Loran leaving.
  • Brought Down to Normal: The eventual fate of Laharl, who attempted to hack the game to the point of being omnipotent, but in the end dropped his level down to a measly 3. More than enough for Prinnies to take him in a fight.
  • Came Back Wrong: Saturnus and Janus in the finale due to manipulation of Claustrum and Discordia's powers. Justified because, if they came back right, they would have no reason to fight against the GDF.
  • Cherry Tapping: Patrick Colasour kills Ribbons Almark with the useless vulcan cannons of a mook robot that had all of its limbs blown off.
  • The Chessmaster: The big bad of Goblin, Norton, wants to be one so bad that he actually made chess piece-themed robots. These ChessBots moved and attacked like actual chess pieces.
  • Christmas Episode:
    • Complete with a Grinch as the enemy. In fact, the GDF attempts to use Christmas spirit on him, only to have it backfire.
    • A second one happened, with a festive ending: A mass team attack based off the lyrics to The Twelve Days of Christmas, topped off by Santa himself dealing the finishing blow via Colony Drop with a giant pear tree.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Hauwsr: whenever something goes terribly wrong or just gets on his nerves, a steady stream of cursing can be heard from his office.
  • Combining Mecha:
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: Happens occasionally during mission descriptions, including the infamous line "The shit (meant to be shot) pierces-"
  • Rule of Cool: The FAQ states "In accordance with the strict rules of SRW continuity, you are only allowed to diverge from canon if it is totally awesome."
  • Rule of Drama: Averted. More than a few missions will feature a serious plot event and a more humorous one (usually Disgaea) at the same time.
  • Screw Destiny:
    • The general state of mind of the GDF; but when you have so many Super Robot series, it's not surprising.
    • Saturnus used his causality reversal to declare that the Twin Satellite Cannon would be used against them, and Janus threw up a shield. Garrod decided to cheat destiny instead — by using Requiem's relay stations to redirect both the microwave beam and the Twin Satellite Cannon's shot.
  • Settled for Gay: Alex married Julius so he could do her taxes for her.
  • Ship Tease: The main source of ship tease has been Duo Maxwell. He's been teased with Kaname Chidori and Asuka Langley Soryu, but OOCly, everyone knows nothing would ever come of those due to having their own love interests in the game. Given the kind of girls those two are, the jury is out on whether he has awful luck or he's getting off easy.
  • Shout-Out: If it's a mecha series and not actually in the game, someone has probably referenced it. Witness Shinji's predilection for Inazuma Kicks or Shiro's anything ever. Hell, even stuff that has been actually in the game gets randomly referenced - Asuka tends to use Getter Robo OVA moves when powered up by the plot.
  • Token Minority: Parodied in the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers-based April Fools' joke mission, where Touji and Mila were drafted into the makeshift team and given robots for no other reason than that they were disabled. The mysterious being in charge insisted upon following the formula of children's shows from The '90s.
  • Up to Eleven: Both the IC mentality of the GDF, and even extends OoCly to missions.
  • Uptown Girl: Teppei/Sara, though the latter's more of a Fallen Princess... and then we find out that Teppei didn't even find out Sara was rich until the epilogue, because she never thought it was important enough to mention. Awkward.