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    Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden 
  • The Titans try to jack the Combattler V and Shin Getter Robo, but fail.
  • Gym Ghingham blames Amuro Ray and Char for causing the Black History.
    • Not exactly: what Gym said is because of the heroes of the past, specifically Amuro and Char, the Black History came to happen. Admittedly, the Black History was a bit different here…
  • The Innocents somehow manages to get a hold of Rosamia Badam and Puru Two, forcing them onto their side.
  • Guin Sard Lineford uses the Psyco Gundam and calls it the "Black Doll", a Shout-Out to the Turn A novelization where he does the same.
  • Jamil Neate and Gym once fought together (notably, Jamil allied himself with the Moonrace).
  • The Dinosaur Empire are mortal enemies with the Ancestors, as well as the Getters.
  • Minmei is held hostage by Jamitov, so she could give support to his coup d'etat of the Earth Federation Army.
  • The Moon Cradle is the home of D.O.M.E.
  • Bernard Monsha is asked to serve as combat instructor to the Earth Militia. He loses to Sochie Heim in mock battle.
  • The Breakers and Vultures are hired guns of the Gallia and Ameria Innocent factions.
  • Ennil El's father was murdered by the Innocents.
  • The Vertigo's Bits attack is based off of funnel technology. Likewise, the G-Bits are apparently a fusion of Gundam and Mobile Doll tech.
  • The Machine Cells are the Earth-based version of the Aerogater's Zyflud crystals.
  • The post-Black History earth has very low prana, stunting the effectiveness of the Masou Kishin mechs.
    • Speculation: though the Aura Battlers aren't in Alpha Gaiden, since Byston Well tech runs on a similar premise, it can be safely assumed they would fare poorly as well.
  • The Earth Cradle was a halfway finished backup plan of Bian Zoldark's that was scrapped, and later continued by the Nubia Connection for its leader, Khamen Khamen. Khamen uses it in case his operation to blow up Jupiter gets royally screwed. The Ancestors are born as a result of the security system of the Earth Cradle going haywire, screwing Khamen over by default.
  • Khamen is on speaking terms with the Moonrace leader Agrippa Maintainer and Dekim Barton, until he kills both of them when he no longer needs their help.
  • The Mariemeia Army is a remnant of the Organization of Zodiac collaborating with the Titans obstensibily to get the remnants of the Romafeller Foundation back into power. In reality, they're lying through their teeth and planning to use Operation Meteor to blackmail the Titans and Preventers into submission, and want to subvert Operation Aegis to save themselves and their supporters. The Titans are pretty much doing the same thing.
  • Midgard attempts to jack the GP-02 Physalis (because if Anavel Gato could do it, so can he) for use as a trump card for the Ghingham Army, but is stopped by the Preventers.
  • The Innocent and Moonrace are bitter enemies, despite both having fled to space after the Dinosaur Empire ravages the planet.
  • General Bat somehow can pilot the Shin Getter Robo. He does so through sheer determination. He actually is dying while piloting it. This may be a possible Shout-Out to the Getter Robo manga, where three Dinosaur Empire soldiers stole the Getter Robo G and were able to pilot it without any real problems.
  • Char's reason for colony dropping Axis in Alpha 2 is more or less born out of seeing the records of the Black History. He repeatedly lampshades through the rest of Alpha Gaiden that he's seriously wondering if humanity really is doomed to eternally screw themselves over and over again, which provides the convenient bridge to his Face–Heel Turn in Alpha 2. Complete with Foreshadowing during the final fight with Magus: while he said it in "heroic" manner, what he states is basically his plan in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack.
  • The Frost Brothers are pulling off the same scheme on the Moonrace and the Innocents as they did in After War Gundam X, which is essentially get both sides to kill each other as payback for them not being picked as anything other than Category-F Newtypes.
  • Like in Super Robot Wars 3, if certain requirements are met Shu Shirakawa is the True Final Boss. However, if the difficulty is set on Easy, the player will not fight Shu instead, Shu pulls a Heel–Face Turn and stops the incoming shockwave with the Neo Granzon.
  • After the group is sent to the future, Sayaka and Musashi are rendered MIA for a long time. It's later revealed they are being held hostage by Archduke Gorgon, at which point he desires to use them as human shields. Banjou Haran coldly and honestly declares he doesn't care how many people he'll have to kill, he won't let Gorgon live in this world anymore. His delivery is so bitter and cold it forces Gorgon to back down and hand over Sayaka, Musashi and Daitarn's support crew, no strings attached.
  • Egret Fehu seems to know that if the shockwave successfully devastated Earth, the Mycene Empire, Dinosaur Empire and their army of mechabeasts will attack. As a countermeasure, he baited the Mycene Empire into attacking South Atalia, knowing that Tetsuya Tsurugi, the person with the most experience in fighting the Mycene Empire and the best pilot alive, is the only person left on Earth amongst the Alpha Numbers, who will defend the place. As a result, he used his battle data as a reference for his project that results in the creation of the Machinery Children.
    Super Robot Wars Alpha 2 
    Super Robot Wars Alpha 3 
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: One of the known highlights of Alpha 3 is basically a now-badass Shinji Ikari slaps the hell out of Kira Yamato from his Wangst. That wasn't actually the case, however. When Kira lashed out at everyone, Shinji just defaulted on his 'meek' persona but more or less told him somewhere along the line of "Please, just cut this out...". He's still telling Kira to stop it with his Wangst, but he was still in his Cowardly Lion persona (despite the effects of interacting with the Alpha Numbers back in Alpha 1 were not retconned) instead of physically slapping him and going all gung-ho and optimistic.
  • The Danza: Rio is voiced by Rio Natsuki.
  • Fan Nickname: In Japan, Nilpha and Salpha for Alpha 2 and Alpha 3, respectively.
  • Fan Translation: Done by Aeon Genesis for Alpha Gaiden. Still something of an Obvious Beta, as admitted by the creator, the game is playable from start to finish, despite some bugged text strings. However, it's generally agreed the work is accurate to the original translation, even pulling a Pragmatic Adaptation to keep a joke from Combat Mecha Xabungle intact.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": Super Robot Spirits sold roughly 10,000 units in Japan and was a No Export for You. Many players never knew Levi Tolar made her debut in Spirits when she appeared in Alpha.
  • Name's the Same: Miwa Uzuki or Miwa Sakimori? Thank god the former can be referred as "Micchi"...
  • No Export for You: A very frustrating example as a translation of the Sega Dreamcast version of Alpha WAS in the works at some point (spurred on largely by the fact it was ready for release at the height of the popularity of New Mobile Report Gundam Wing, and the general anime boom in America), but contractual disputes killed it, regardless.
    • To be specific, the exact reason it was canned was because Harmony Gold said "no", as they did not want Super Dimension Fortress Macross to be brought to the US, thus interfere with Robotech sales (even though Robotech had ended a decade earlier)note . They were the only licensing company to say no on the deal, and Banpresto couldn't just dummy out the units as Macross is integral to the game's plot.
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  • Promoted Fangirl: Natsuki Katou, the voice actress for Luria Kayitz in Alpha 3, admitted to being a big fan of New Mobile Report Gundam Wing in general, specifically Heero Yuy. This is why Heero and Luria have a special battle quote together, despite little to no meaningful interaction between the two within the game itself.
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  • Vapor Ware: To say people have waited a long time for the Alpha Fan Translation is an Understatement, to say the least.
  • What Could Have Been: Quite a few, mostly revealed by Banpresto around the time of Alpha 3 and during the production of Super Robot Wars Z.
    • Originally, Banpresto wanted King of Braves GaoGaiGar from the start, with Alpha covering the first-half of the series, Alpha 2 the second-half, and Alpha 3 covering King of Braves GaoGaiGar FINAL (Alpha Gaiden wasn't part of the original plan).
    • They also wanted to bring back Giant Robo in Alpha 3, with an original storyline where Big Fire tries to get his hands on Irui and ends up with the Nashim Gan Eden. Unfortunately, the death of creator Mitsuteru Yokoyama caused his estate to raise the licensing fee greatly, so plans had to be abandonednote .
    • Incomplete sprites for practically all the mecha from Gundam Sentinelnote  can be found on the disc of Alpha 3: for ages, fans speculated that Sentinel was removed in favor of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (which Word of God admitted was added due to Bandai's insistence) until the same sprites were also found on the Alpha 2 disc. The only remnant of the story in either game is the Barzam, whose appearance is that of the refined version from Sentinel (which closely resembles the Gundam Mk-II) than the original Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam version.
    • The songs from Macross 7 were originally planned to be fully voiced and not just a line or two. Sadly, Word of God dropped that when they realized that licensing the music from the show is apparently more expensive than the entire series itself.
    • Just the general fact that the first game was not only just being considered but substantially worked on for a localization at one point. International fans were so close to having this series in the franchise in English.

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