- Alternate Character Interpretation: Regarding the blackmailed Mecha Rangers, one reviewer made a rather compelling case that Shinji, The So-Called Coward, was actually the most badass member of the team:Reviewer: I'd like to point out that despite his apparent wussiness, Shinji's the one who seems to be inflicting more damage. Who was it that finished off Clover? Shinji. Who was it that gored Deathwing in the eye and then later ripped him apart? Shinji. The point, everyone, is that Shinji is just as awesomely badass as Bit, Roger, and Van, and nearly as awesome as Simon. The difference is that his home series was written to make him suffer for it. In fact, his suffering arguably makes him even MORE awesome. When Unit-01 gets damaged, Shinji feels the same pain, and if his sync ratio is high enough, then he suffers the same physical injury. That means that in his case alone, the PILOT takes as much damage as the robot, and STILL comes out victorious. That automatically makes pretty much any of his fights as awesome as Kamina's final battle in Gurren Lagann. Mech damaged, driven by a severely injured pilot who, despite grievous wounds, refuses to give up? Sounds pretty damn similar to me - and Shinji does it on a regular basis. Big O, Shinji might be act like a wimp, but damn if he isn't the most badass wimp in history.
- Iron Woobie: The Entire Dai-Gurren Brigade admits to being this and then you have Shinji...
- Magnificent Bastard: Seele (is taken over by Gendo Ikari and most of its members are replaced with his allies, including Lord Genome)
- The Woobie: Shinji is on the fine line between this and an Iron Woobie.
YMMV / Mighty Morphin Mecha Rangers!