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  • Anvilicious: When an American pilot in Armageddon blames Shin Getter for causing the Getter Bomb and nearly destroying Earth, Kei gives us the line "They act like they've never dropped a bomb before in their history!"
  • Awesome Music:
    • Ima Ga Sono Toki Da, the title theme for the first few episodes of Armageddon. Not that the Original 70's Theme song isn't as awesome.
    • Getter has had a lot of awesome themes, though. Ima Ga Sono Toki Da was replaced by HEATS, Shin VS Neo has STORM, and New had Dragon.
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    • New itself has multiple: Warriors, SAGA, Hoero!, and Deep Red.
    • From Armageddon/Sekai Saigo no Hi is the instrumental track TEKIJOU, which is an intense soundtrack suited for both duels and dramatic transformations.
  • Complete Monster: Professor Rando from Go was an Evil Overlord whose mission was to Take Over the World even if he had to kill every human on it. Starting with mass murder, Rando forcibly converted his victims to mindless killing machine cyborgs and unleashed them on the rest of humanity. He had no compunction using nuclear weapons on a city as well, all borne out of his desire to rule the world.
  • Crazy Awesome: Everything. It should be noted that Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann get its Crazy Awesome gene from this show.
  • Creator's Pet: Just a tiny bit. There seemed to be some slight hints of shilling Benkei in an early episode of Getter Robo G. During a test the veterans Ryoma and Hayato take a beating testing Getter Robo G's simulation. Benkei tries it and everyone is distracted and leave Benkei. They return in panic only to find that he had fallen asleep and was unscathed.
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  • Designated Hero: Subverted. Hayato in New Getter starts off as murderous, sadistic, Ax-Crazy terrorist. Other characters are quick to forget this, even after he tries to kill them all almost immediately after getting control of the Getter, though this is because Hayato is quick to prove himself as a skilled pilot and a reliable hero. Besides, he's their murderous, sadistic, Ax Crazy terrorist.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: It seems that whenever the Getter Emperor rears its head the only time it appears heroic is when there is another assimlative enemy on the horizon (The Invaders) or something that is so desperate to stop the Getter is destroying Earth too (Shin Getter Robo manga.) Many see the Getter Emperor as being a simple force of awesome that simply IS — and as a force of awesome, it destroys indiscriminately.
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  • Fanon Dis Continuity: Even though it's a series with a great deal of continuities, which would usually make the point of discussing canon moot, hardcore fans will NOT talk about the Getter Robo Go anime except as an abomination.
  • First Installment Wins: More people know about the first three pilots plus Benkei, probably only the hard-core fans know of the later Power Trios. Most likely due to the Lighter and Softer 70's anime which are adaptions of only the first Getter Robo publication.
    • The second manga trio of Go, Shou, and Gai is also relatively well-known, at least compared to the cast of... well, anything after Go. Even on This Very Wiki, most of the tropes relate to the original team, the team in the Go manga, or the cast as portrayed in Armageddon.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Like many of the works of Ken Ishikawa and Go Nagai, Getter Robo is rather popular in Spanish and Italian speaking countries.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Anyone who's watched Voltron knows the phrase uttered during the transformation sequence; it's the page quote on this very wiki. Then you realize that not only has Getter Robo been doing those actions with just three units, but more accurately as well (the Black Lion makes up the head and torso, whereas the other lions form a single limb each).
    • Getter Robo Go has Raseshi and Professor Rando, rather clear Expies of of Baron Ashura and Doctor Hell and has Raseshi set up his master's defeat as a part of triumphant return of ancient race he's a member of. Guess what few years later Baron Ashura does in Shin Mazinger.
    • New Getter Robo has a female Raikou Minamoto. Mama Raikou, anyone?
    • The fact that Yasunori Matsumoto voiced a character named Gai/Guy.
  • HSQ: Very high. Spikes are expected whenever a dinosaur shows up.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Getter Robo refers to the entire package of combining jets and the different machines they can form. The red (or blue, in Go's case), demonic-looking machine that typically appears on the covers is typically Getter 1 or its series' equivalent.
  • It Was His Sled: Musashi dies in most Getter Robo continuities.
  • Les Yay: Michiru with Miki in Devilman vs Getter Robo
  • Magnificent Bastard: Raseshi leads Rando's Canada campaign to the ground, resulting in his army being forced to defensive and him to activate doomsday device Dinosaur Empire will use to destroy humanity.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Every time you hear the words "Open Get!" coming out of one of the pilots' mouth, expect something awesome coming this way...
  • My Real Daddy: Go Nagai is often credited as the man behind Getter, but all he did was come up with the concept; Ken Ishikawa handled pretty much everything else (though Nagai did help with monster designs). In recent years, especially following Ishikawa's death, this has been getting better.
  • Nightmare Fuel: It has it's own page.
  • Older Than They Think: Much like the Misconception that Mazinger Z invented the Rocket Punch and Calling Your Attacks which was actually inspired by Giant Robo, the concept of combining robots predates Getter Robo with the 1968 manga "Giant Machine" which featured a family of scientists controlling vehicles to combine to form the title mecha, complete with "forming the head" of the Humongous Mecha
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: The Getter Robo Go anime is supposedly not well-received. Shin vs Neo, which is based on Go, is considered a successful redemption take on Go.
    • Also Jack King's portrayal in the same. He was appallingly offensive in the original anime (even to the Japanese's eyes), but in Shin vs Neo, he's basically a walking, Gratuitous English talking series of Awesome and Funny Moments.
  • Uncanny Valley: Even though they hail from a franchise that is well known for having Gonk characters there's something very off about Mr. Cohen and Mr. Stinger.
  • Values Dissonance: The manga draws a lot of ideas and values from eastern philosophy and Buddhism, which may come across as somewhat "hippy" to western readers.
  • What an Idiot!: In New Getter Robo, Ryoma at one point tells Benkei that Michiru would fall for him if he shows her his little warrior. He actually buys this. Justified, given that Benkei has lived a very sheltered life and as a result, he has No Social Skills.


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