Getter Robo/YMMV

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  • And the Fandom Rejoiced: Super Robot Wars Z 2 Hakai-Hen gave the fans Musashi in Shin Getter 3. Musashi in Shin Getter 3. Squee ensued.
    • On the other side of the pond, there's Discotek Media acquiring the license for Shin vs Neo (which was the only animated Getter Robo reimagining not to be brought to the US until now).
  • Anvilicious: When an American pilot in Armageddon blames Shin Getter for causing the Getter Bomb and nearly destroying Earth, Kei gives us the subtle line "They act like they've never dropped a bomb before in their history!"
  • Ass Pull: Kei in Armageddon is actually Genki Saotome, who is female. This one is rather polarizing, so be careful.
  • Awesome but Impractical: Stoner Sunshine in Armageddon. It's used a total of three times, and it fails two of those times. Meanwhile, Getter Beam is used frequently, and backfires only once. In Super Robot Wars games, it is much more reliable and effective.
  • Complete Monster: Curiously, most of the literal monsters in both the manga and in some of the anime incarnations often have understandable and even somewhat sympathetic motives. Human (or once-human) villains in the manga, on the other hand, tend to be genocidal nutjobs, driven by pure megalomania. Rando, from Getter Go, for example, starts with mass-murdering people and turning their corpses into remotely controlled cyborgs, unleashes his mecha-hordes on the rest of humanity to exterminate everyone in their path, nukes cities... solely because of his ambition to rule the world.
    • Semei as well is a total bastard with no redeeming qualities.
  • Crazy Awesome: EVERYTHING.
  • 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.
  • Designated Hero: 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.
    • That's because Hayato is quick to prove himself as a skilled pilot and a reliable hero. Besides, he's their murderous, sadistic, Ax Crazy terrorist.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Musashi. Originally an anime-only character, his surprise popularity led to Ishikawa incorporating him into the manga. He's been very dead in both continuities since the 1970s (apart from a brief appearance in Armageddon and a cameo in Shin vs Neo), but he's still the most popular and well-known Getter-3 pilot.
    • He's so dead that virtually all reboot continuities and games featuring him will kill him off. The only time it's possible to save him will involve secrets (and these routes are non-Canon as far as story goes).
  • Fanon Discontinuity: 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.
  • Funny Moments: In Getter Robo Go Rando sends an cyborg assassin to kill Go. Upon Go's mother seeing a thug-faced nine foot tall man with a trenchcoat and mohawk... she promptly calls out "Go one of your friends is here!" and fusses for a panel why her son couldn't have normal friends.
  • 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.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Oddly enough, Ryoma gets a couple. Special props to "Musashi... it's over" from Shin vs Neo and "So long, my buddies" from New Getter.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The Invaders from Armageddon, who continually emit an absolutely nightmarish, echoey, screeching wail.
  • 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).
  • HSQ: Very high. Spikes are expected whenever a dinosaur shows up.
  • 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: FUCK DINOSAURS!
  • Moment of Awesome: So very, very many. Easily one of the most awesome Humongous Mecha series.
  • 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: Several aspects of the Getter Rays are like this, as are many of the enemies.
    • One of the best examples is the final battle of Getter Robo Go where Shin Getter absorbs everything it comes into contact. This doesn't become clear until the largest enemy mecha grabs Shin Getter in its tentacles, which then turn into a hand. The POV shifts to show that the mecha is now Shin Getter's new body. Enemy and ally alike are freaked out.

Schwartz: AAAH! AAAH! THE GETTER IS EATING IT!!

    • The Invaders in Armageddon.
    • Shin Getter Robo itself, given it's sinester look, it's demonic expression (complete with batshit insane, robotic eyes) and the fact that the robot itself develops a malicious self awareness thanks to it's superior Getter Rays storage capacity.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: 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.
  • So Cool Its Awesome: C'mon people! Only five tropes are needed from this franchise to justify this one!
  • 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.
  • Unfortunate Implications : It is hinted that the Getter Rays are humanity's will of life. Now, read the series and realize how much trouble it does.
  • 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!: Ryoma at one point tells Musashibo that Michiru would fall for him if he shows her his little warrior. He actually buys this.