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  • Awesome Music: Kimi mo Seishun wa Kagayaiteiru ka? (Does Your Youth Shine?)
    • The soundtrack as a whole can be called this actually.
  • Complete Monster: God Neros is a truly vile Evil Overlord bent on imposing his twisted will on the world. In order to Take Over the World, Neros focused on mass starvation imposed on whole nations, along with genocide of humanity; Neros had even murdered a friend who had protested Metalder being used for evil purposes. Having no limits to depravity, Neros tried to force Metalder to do evil, and mentally tortured him before trying to finish him off.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
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    • Coolgin, disguised as Neros, crosses it when he denies Secretaries K and S the chance to escape the exploding Ghost Bank.
    • Neros disguised as Coolgin, crosses it killing Top Gunder in cold blood.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Kirihara's transformation into his God Neros form. He starts normal, but gradually ages and gains weird deformities on his skin. Then parts of his head start pulsating and his eyes lose their color. The near-final stage has him with creepy red pupils and a hole in his throat where his tie was.
  • Periphery Demographic: Teens and adults enjoyed it more than the kids, which caused it to end after 39 episodes.
  • Vindicated by History: This was the most poorly received of all the Metal Heroes series by children. However, in both Japan and the West, the series is now regarded as the best Metal Hero show due to its darker themes and plot elements.
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