The other platoon members may notice this but all have their own reasons for not wanting to complete the invasion.
Tamama-He lives in a mansion and has access to all the snacks he could ever want, also is best friends with Momoka.
Giroro-His crush on Natsumi.
Dororo-He doesn't really care about invading in the first place.
Kururu-Doubt that Kururu cares about the invasion either...
- ... naw, too easy.note
- Jossed; in both the manga and anime, we see a flashback to how Koyuki met Dororo, and it shows the members of her ninja village being told to disperse and integrate with modern Japanese society. Of course, we still don't see Koyuki's parents, so she might be both an orphan and a ninja. Though we may not see Koyuki's parents BECAUSE they are ninjas.
- Jossed, his growth is actually stunted by his powers. Namely his Tamama Impact.
- Fuyuki is the Keroroverse version of Dib, albeit a well-liked non-crazy version.
- Keroro is a heavily diluted form of Zim, ocassionaly featuring his rage and lust to conquer earth, but usually just being lazy and stupid.
- Giroro is a personification of Zim's drive and reckless determination to conquer earth, though not nearly as insane or stupid as Zim.
- Tamama represent's Gir's "Duty Mode" cranked up to 100.
- Kururu is Zim's ocassional technological aptitude.
- Dororo is... I give up. Someone just wanted to throw a ninja in for good measure.
- It does add Instant Awesome.
- And Natsumi is Gaz. Also, Momoka is Gretchen and Pururu is Tak...this fits much better than I thought.
- Slight problem - Keroro Gunso(1999-present) is two years older than Invader Zim(2001-2002). Alternate theory: Jhonen Vasquez was Separated at Birth from Mine Yoshizaki. Magic Plastic Surgery was involved. As were Human Popsicles. Along with ridiculous amounts of whatever the Japanese put in their candy. Turn of the millennium, they both decided to make weird series about Ineffectual Sympathetic Alien Invaders. Eagle Land, being so lame they're lame, killed Invader Zim after two seasons, despite its fanbase. Japan, which prides itself on being geek Mecca, has made seven seasons of this madness, along with twenty volumes of manga - there are entire shelves of Keroro swag, just like in the opening sequence of the first series!
- This means that The Garuru Platoon's actual mission was to replace the faulty Keroro clone with a better copy. Ko-Keroro's behavior is how the original Keroro acted, casual cruel streak and all. Garuru considered the mission 'completed' because the platoon proved they could function without a 'proper' Keroro to lead them.
- Though I can't belive that nobody has suggested that their products of instrumentality yet. Anyway, my theory is that Keroro witnessed Neon Genesis Evangelion during a bad trip in his Lotus-Eater Machine, the "Space Dreaming Plant Alpha". He then told Aki about the dream, and she made it into an anime.
- Just more proof that it was bad for his health.
- Shinji = The nieve Fyuki
- Asuka = The hot-headed Natsumi
- Rei = Momoka, who Fyuki is
shipped withseriously creeped out by.
- Misato = Aki, attractive motherly figure.
- In the manga, when Fuyuki and Natsumi first mention their mother, Keroro's image of her is strikingly similar to unit 01.
- The Keroro Platoon = A really, really, REALLY messed characature of the Angels.
- 623 is Kaworu.
- Actually he is, judging from episode... 10 was it?
- Episode 9, Kururu's official introduction.
- Alternatively, he could be Keroro's lazy uncle. We do see that Keroro looks a lot more like his mother than his father.
As dense as Keroro can get, he has picked up on the similarities, even if only subconsciously. He also got to see how Zeroro turned out, and has been shown to regret it (even gaining a 'Guilt Switch' in the anime). But this time around, he can do it right.
...Not that he's actually all that good at maintaining that resolve. But Fuyuki does sometimes function as a sort of Morality Pet for him at times, and he does appear to put more effort into actually acting as his friend instead of just using their friendship for his own ends.
But, who are the real ones working here? The Garuru Platoon. They were hired by the TV company to patrol around Pekopon so nothing actually deadly could come and kill their Cash Cow Franchise. Every Monster of the Week that finds its way into Tokyo was actually planned and purposely let loose on the Keroro Platoon. Most of the enemies, like the Shurara Corps, are actually just actors. Pretty much, everything is a lie, created to make some Keronian CEO very rich.
- This means that the Garuru Platoon's appearance to replace the Keroro Platoon was simply a Ratings Stunt, a Cliffhanger to keep the viewers watching.
- Well, he did drink Giroro when he became a liquid.
- But then he threw him up becase he tasted gross and that whole incident was caused by Tamama mistaking Giroro for strawberry soda, perhaps what happened was that Giroro touched something and Tamama put it in his mouth and it tasted more octopus-ish than usual. Saying that the Animax dub of episode 169 might have Tamama say that liquid Giroro tastes like octopus ink
- Alternately, his knowledge of how Giroro tastes may be related to his sexuality. Oi vei!
- Well, he did drink Giroro when he became a liquid.
Mr. Hinata was a prominent scientist in Japan. He went to a conference in America one year at which he met Dib and Gaz's mom, who had an impressive career of her own at the time but was unhappy in her marriage to Professor Membrane. The two fell madly in love and ran off together, explaining their absence from both canons.
Compare this to Pururu. While the Manga!Pururu is not treated as insanely charming (coming off as more of a Yandere who captures Natsumi's heart by telling her to torture Keroro more), in the anime, she's basically a Canon Sue: everybody loves her, falling all over themselves to impress her, and despite being assigned to a different platoon (the elite Garuru Platoon, natch), she's treated more like a Sixth Ranger. Clearly there's something going on there, and since the manga has already confirmed that the Keron Star has a special effect on its wearer, and the anime is quite fond of Flanderization, they just tweaked that idea to suit their own needs: metaphorically pimping out their chosen Canon Sue.
- First off, the Keronian military is way too powerful for them not to be currently engaged in an all out war. Thus, they are at war.
- Second, Viper, Viper the elder and so on and so forth are shown to be, despite remarkably bad tactical sense, a match for anything but a full platoon of Keronian military troops. If their entire race follows that path then by simple mathematics, the Keronians are fully engaged against Viper forces.
- Viper and his race are, to be straightforward, snakes. And aggressive, cruel and sadistic. And not exactly against using humans as bait for the platoon.
- The Keronians, despite their heavy military theme, and WW1/WW2 Axis powers theme, have plenty of allies, including a race who could be considered virtually gods, as they can destroy entire planets. Additionally, the fact that 566 'opposes' Keroro and his platoon can simply be taken as a sign of his insanity, rather than any true heroism. And the fact the actual 'space police' aren't opposed to the Keronian's, when presumably they work for an equivalent to the Space UN, which should oppose illegitimate wars of conquest.
- Both the Keronian military and Viper have shown they have technology centuries in advance of Earth's best available assets, including bio-engineered supersoldiers (Tamama). As such, our own military would be easily overwhelmed (as the introduction suggests we would have been).
- Despite the fact he's supposedly a ruthless military invader, Keroro and company have actively gone out of their way to befriend people, so even the most jaded and misanthropic of them has become close to someone. Indeed, when offered a chance to actually conquer the world by ruthless means, Keroro balks at the idea.
- As such, from all this, we can conclude that the Keronian military plans to use Earth as a stepping stone on their next strike into Viper controlled territory. This would most probably be a flanking manoeuvre.
- Another possibility is that they're here as scouts or guards- an early warning system to see if the enemy shows up in any real numbers in this part of the galaxy. The "conquering" thing is a silly pretense to avoid freaking out their hosts and causing mass suspicion and panic.
The introduction of Angol Mois's cousin in SoulCalibur 4 suggests that this was the purpose of their mission, but that their actual observations upon arriving find that there are many sympathetic humans who didn't do anything to deserve death. It also explains why Angol Mois, along with her family the few times you see them, are extremely friendly.Yellow Peril view of the Chinese makes him Unfortunate Implications incarnate.
- This can also explain why he is by far the least popular character merchandise-wise.
- I always figured it was the opposite. The way he calously experiments on live humans coupled with the Imperial Japan theme the Kerons have makes him seem like a (nominally) kid-friendly version of Unit 731.
- That's because of how the Yellow Peril evolved. The trope was originally Chinese, but gradually came to symbolize all Asians, and was definitely played up in allied propaganda depictions of the Japanese during World War II. It wouldn't be too far of a stretch that Mine Yoshizaki drew him with that in mind, considering the Keronians are already a satire of World War II Japan.
In other words, it was never about Zeroro at all. Zeroro's just a hapless Scapegoat. (The fact that Zeroro's recognized as the best assassin, yet is completely exempt from the usual assassin's fate of fading into obscurity doesn't help much either.) That's why their latest fight ended the way it did: Keroro finally noticed him, and the result... wasn't exactly what Zoruru expected.
So Zeroro was an assassin In Name Only, probably with little to no field experience prior to joining the Keroro Platoon. He may serve more as a public 'face' for the program, to allay concerns about the military having an assassination branch. This also feeds into the above theory, if Zoruru is aware of his rival's inexperience.
- Dororo was built into The Woobie-slash-The Chew Toy to try and offset the fact that everyone has trouble remembering him. After all, they can't sell toys of a character nobody recognizes, right? (Plus, they don't want to glorify the Pekoponian Ninja Arts too much, which is why he's significantly weaker in the anime and easily neutralized by his Trauma Switch.)
- Originally, they planned on replacing the unpopular Kururu with Hospital Hottie Pururu. That didn't work out, so they've resorted to having her show up as often as possible, turning her into their Canon Sue.
- They refuse to acknowledge Character Development because they assume Viewers Are Morons. This is also why they rely so heavily on the Fleeting Demographic Rule, such as repeating the "Momoka tries to set up a romantic interlude with Fuyuki" plot over and over and over...
- The anime-exclusive characters were added to try and boost ratings. For instance, Joriri was inserted because the execs feared they weren't getting enough 'silly Keroro antics' in their Whole Episode Flashbacks (which are constructed from whole cloth anyway...), so they whipped up an Expy and called it a day.
- In one of the manga chapters we learn that the Platoon's antics have been turned into a show called "Tales Of The Keroro Platoon" which is broadcasting on Keron. This means that the anime is a Show Within a Show of the manga. And later in Volume 17, we learn that it is celebrating its 5th anniversary and (according to Tamama) they tell a lot of lies.
- Dororo: Feudal Japan. There's the obvious ninja thing, plus he's exrememly sensitive to shame & often reacts violently to it.
- Giroro: Post-Tokugawa-era. Gentlemanly; strong, if somewhat outdated warrior code; has trouble interacting with different cultures he's just met, but he's learning.
- Kururu: WWII-era. A smug, sinister, casually cruel little freak who has no problem performing experiments on live, human subjects.
- Keroro: Late 20th Century, especially post-fanancial crisis. Basically decent, but spends way too much time obsessing over nostalgic Humongous Mecha shows . Perpetually broke & seen as a bit of a joke by his contemporaries.
- Tamama: Modern Japan. Comes off as very cutesy, but hides (poorly) serious mental problems just below the surface.
- Keroro: Sloth (never does his job/chores), Avarice (for Gundam Models)
- Giroro: Wrath (should be obvious)
- Tamama: Lust (for Keroro), Gluttony (eating candy all the time)
- Kululu: Pride (he thinks he's awesome, and doesn't hesitate to treat everyone else like dirt)
- Dororo: Envy (envious of anyone with friends)
- I think lust is more split between Giroro and Kururu with Tamama having envy
- Dororo doesn't have envy at all. Not even a slight bit of jealousy. Dororo is more of a guy who presents all of the Seven Heavenly Virtues. Tamama is the EMBODIMENT of Envy which goes way further than his lust.
- Alternatively, Keroro is Sloth and Avarice, Tamama is Envy and Gluttony, Giroro is just Wrath, Kululu is Pride and Lust (watching girls in the shower even more than Giroro).
- I think lust is more split between Giroro and Kururu with Tamama having envy
- Jossed , Haru Hinata comes home at the end of ep 357. We do not see his face, but we see in an old picture that he has Natsumi's pink/red hair.
- Clues to past invasion attempts include: the ancient Kirurus, the secret Keron base in Machu Pichu where Dark Keroro was born in, the "kappa" that the Hinata ghost had befriended in her time, and the ancient planet compressor hidden underground in episode 27.
- But it was because Keroro met Mois and made such a good impression with the Angols that the Keronians and Angols even have a friendly alliance in the first place. If I recall the manga correctly, this alliance is extremely unusual; countless other alien races had tried to gain the Angols' favor only to be denied and yet Keroro has somehow become the exception and is regarded fondly among the people to the point where they let their youngest child deviate from her mission to destroy Earth to support him and his cause. Now the question is how on Keron did Keroro meet Mois in the first place? The Angol homeworld exists in a different dimension and all of the Angols are fiercely protective over Mois.
- It's also stated in the manga that the Angol homeworld does not exist in this dimension which further supports the theory time works differently there.
Fuyuki also has a crush on Momoka, but is equally as shy about expressing his feelings since he feels they're too different in social status: Fuyuki is a "commoner," despite his mom's well-paying job, and Momoka is on or near the top of the pyramid, both financially and socially.
The Fuyu/Momo ship is quite clearly one of, if not THE most popular ship in the fandom, about as popular as Kero/Tama, Giro/Natsu, and Koyu/Natsu. It's also the closest thing that the anime and manga have to a canon couple (when the main characters are concerned). Leave it to the fanfiction writers and the fanartists to fix this unresolved subplot!