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Why does Getter Robo need 3 different forms and 3 pilots? Why

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Why does Getter Robo need 3 different forms and 3 pilots? Why don't they just give Getter 1 a drill and make it capable of fighting underwater? The other two forms seem pointless.
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>>12546840
>Trying to apply logic to super robots
you must be new here
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>>12546860

Go is a real robot and it still has three forms.
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Because it changes the pilots who are more specialized to different types of fighting.
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Because fuck you, that's why.
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>>12546960
>getter robo
>real robot
wat
explain further
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>>12547017

What's there to explain? It's a military robot with a gun and missiles that runs off plasma energy and doesn't do anything supernatural.
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Well you can't really do the Getter Change attacks if it only had one form
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>>12547038
Ooooh nice one, I totally fell for it
10/10
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>>12547085
So when are you going to read the manga?
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>>12547085

Ah, the classic "Denying Getter is a real robot" meme. A 2009 vintage, if I recall. A fine year for full-bodied, flavourful memes.
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>>12547100
Sorry anon, I want to, but I barely read manga
It's on my list tho, so one day I'll get to it

>>12547105
sure m8, keep to your "real robots" like Mazinger or GaoGaiGar
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>>12547148
I will.
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>>12546840
>Why don't they just give Getter 1 a drill and make it capable of fighting underwater?
Boom.
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>not thinking OPEN GET is a useful escape tactic that allows for strategic combinations

>and also because it looks cool
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>>12546840
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>>12547215
This gayter looks edgy.
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>>12547271
>Getter
>not inherently edgy
It has fucking arm blades and tomahawks as a main weapon
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>>12547339
I'll give you arm blades, but tomahawks are a longshot from being an "edgy" weapon. Now, Shin Getter and the scythe, that's an edgy weapon.
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>>12547271
Getter Robo was always edgy, just the fun kind of edgy. Even back in the 70s, even in the Toei Anime. Toei Hayato nearly kills a guy in the first episode by assaulting him with a soccer ball and mad footy skills. Manga Hayato is a fucking high school terrorist.
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>>12547376
What is the old slang for edgy? Badass?
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>>12547445
"Cool".
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>>12547376
Hayato in the anime is fond of throwing knives, has murdered people onscreen (they turned out to be dinosaurs but they still clearly bled like humans), and that harmonica he favors is also a lethal throwing weapon in a pinch.

He also slices up sharks at one point with Ryoma. Was pretty cool.
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>>12547376
Nothing beats the King of Edge, MAZINKAISER.

Mazinkaiser looks like he's perpetually angry at everything.
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>>12547523
Remember that time he and Ryoma were just chilling and then a snake came at them and he cut its head off by just throwing his harmonica at it like a bowie knife?
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Why is Dragonhorse considered a normal name to give your kids in Japan?
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>>12547526
Shin Mazinkaiser Zero when?
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>>12547590
Ryuu because asian dragon and obvious meaning.
Ma (Horse) because ma is synonymous to stable, foundation. It's also masculine.

Ryuuma sounds cool for MC name.
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>>12547605
Derped. Mythologies still same, except ryuu to ryo.
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Whiole we are at it can anyone tell me what's the end game of Will of Getter / GE ?
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>>12547215
I need to get further in Daikessen, but the RNG keeps fucking over my dodges...
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>>12547952
>Daikessen
>Dodging

That's why you're fucking up, defend for everything this is one of those games where counter attacking and dodging are useless because the enemy just hits too hard.
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>>12547970
you try defending when you're at less than 500 HP. it doesn't work. even then, Defending is just about as random as dodging, just based off a different stat.


...I really wish we'd get another game like Daikessen, where you and your enemy are about equal, and Dodging, attacking, and defending are mutually exclusive to eachother...

heck, it'd be the perfect excuse to finally fight in Getter Valhala for a single mission.
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>>12546840
You know Getter 3s are designed for more than just "underwater" fighting, right?
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>>12548013
>Can your unit open get?
DO NOT COUNTER
>Can your unit fly and dodge?
DO NOT COUNTER
>Is your unit a fucking tank
DO NOT COUNTER.

deploy the damn healer on every stage, put your units on the whale to recover HP, always consider you'll get hit. CHANGE FORMS. Daikkesen seriouslly punish people who stay on getter-1 variations, and most importantly.

DO NOT FUCKING COUNTER.
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>>12548029
Damage sponging, long range barrage....Judo Throwing?
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>>12548036
Generally they do the power lifting (Judo) and shoot missiles. And be slow as shit.
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>>12548036
Also Hugs. And of course the pilots are meat shields. Every last one of them, for every third Getter.
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>>12548035
but my healer is in Getter Poseidon. and the beetle is not as useful as Michiru's machine keeping Texas Mack and Getter Go on the field, and giving the Texas an extra Dobber Cannon shot.

and I know not to counter. I'm also smart enough not to spam Getter beams and get in the rough of things. though we all make a bad move and the enemy gangs up on a single unit and you're not always lucky enough to be in your Getter 3 form.

though I do need to find a use for the extra 2 pilots because the Stilva is pretty much worthless. the beetle moreso since I have Kei, Gai, AND two base-ships for unit healing.
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>>12548063
The only non Getter mech worth a shit that isn't support is Texas Mack, just stick everyone in a Getter since you'll have a lot of spares anyway.
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>>12547085
Stop trolling, dipshit.
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How hard is it to play Daikessen if you don't know any moon? How hard is it if you've got some SRW moon experience?

Pic unrelated, just thought it'd be neat to share.
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>>12546840
>Why does Getter Robo need 3 pilots
Most robots in the Getter universe require multiple pilots because they are complex pieces of machinery.
>Why does Getter Robo need 3 different forms
Saotome designed a robot that would never be at a terrain disadvantage and each form also represents speed, power or overall balance. Consequently to achieve that, you're going to need wildly different form factors. The lanky and quick land based Getter 2 isn't a stable and strong like the underwater Getter 3. Different forms was a necessity.
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>>12548088
Daikessen is pretty easy with no moon, the only thing you need to learn is the menu and you're set.

SRW experience makes learning the menus that much easier.
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>tfw not sure whether you like Neo Getter or Shin Getter more
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>>12548072
>The only non Getter mech worth a shit that isn't support is Texas Mack

Damnit, now I really need to play this shit. Did he even exist before SGvNG? He was in the Go anime, right?
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>>12548120
He was originally from the Toei Getter anime.
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>>12548104
Alright, thanks!
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>>12547586
Anime Hayato was fucking silly, it was great.

Like at one point he fucking does a backflip and ends up on the other side of some sports field, and then one time there was a guy trying to rebuild the Saotome Labs and he jumped from the ditch underneath it onto a steel beam and grabbed him.
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>>12548138
Why is animu Gai so fat
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>>12548120
He's from the Toei show, where he sort of showed up one episode, talked a bit of shit, showed his robot was actually worth the shit he was talking it up, had a dinosaur specifically prepared to counter him and got his machine damaged, went back to go get it fixed and never appeared again. He was the first mech in all of anime to use a shield and sword on the protag's side though.

Then SRW picked him up for some reason, decided that he would now be an Engrish spewing crazed Texan, and that sort of stuck in his future appearances.
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>>12548088
umm...you need to learn menus, abilities, stats, and you need to UN-Learn a few things you're used to from SRW. I used to do an LP of Daikessen, but didn't get past mission 9 due to losing my screencaps, but I did manually translate a LOT of stuff.

http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum/topic/9133828
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>>12548156
I dunno, ask SvN's character desginers.
Maybe they just wanted to emphasize his whole "big friendly guy" deal a bit more? Roundness in character design is used for making this look cute and unimposing.

If that or something similar was the case though, it'd be weird since Gai wound up with so little screentime anyway.
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>>12548197
Things, not this. Bluh.

>>12548196
Alright, thanks. That'll come in handy.
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>>12548197
What could be more big and friendly then a mountain of muscle and a lantern jaw?

And yeah, he's practically a background character in SvN
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>>12548236
Pretty much everyone was a background character in SvN, really. They didn't have time to give anyone deep characterization.
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Oh, Speaking of Daikessen. I went after Super Getter Robo Go. did I just make the worst decision?
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>>12548275
You could have upgraded both G and Getter-1, it's mostly up to taste.
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>>12548275
but muh real robot Go
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>>12548644
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>>12548644
why don't you go be a retard somewhere else?

Anyone who thinks the terms super and real carry any weight in giant robot shows (which is ironic in itself) should just off themselves.
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>>12548837
I think that folk who spend too much time getting mad about what terms other people use should probably take a break from the internet.
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>>12546840
Because they haven't reached the level of technology necessary to make a single design that excels at everything.
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>>12548837
You're retarded. He's talking about Super Getter Robo Go compared to final Getter Robo Go as an upgrade in the game.
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Why does Sun Vulcan Robo need 3 pilots when all it does is AURA PLASMA GAESHI?
Why do you need to shout AURA PLASMA GAESHI 3 times to use it?
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>>12548166
>>12548128
Fancy that. Thank god for SRW then, the Texas Mack team is part of why I love SGvNG so much.
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I'll just leave this here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxsb1jSfzuM
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>>12547148
ok well maybe if you read the manga you wouldnt be shitting on this guy so hard. there really is a clear clut difference between regular getter and neo-getter/go. It doesnt even use getter rays, its referred to as getter just as a title and gets trashed and replaced by the big badass itself, Shin Getter
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>>12547075
>G-Gundam
definitely real
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>>12548837
This, minus the autistic threat of ritual suicide.
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>Getter Robo
>super robot

If you think this is true then it's obvious you don't actually know much about Getter Robo
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>>12550200
Well they were a part of the Super Robot Army in at least one universe.
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Confession: Shin vs Neo is my favourite of the Getter anime.

It doesn't have the highs of New and Armageddon at their peaks but its short length and story lets it stay concise and tell a consistent story, while the other two veer off track after their strong starting episodes. Texas Mack was funny, it actually uses manga enemies instead of pilfering ones from other Ishikawa manga and Musashi's last stand is stunning. Also, STORM is the best opening.

The only thing I can't forgive is fat Gai and the deus ex machina powerup at the end.
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>>12550225
And they were also part of the Real Robot Regiment.
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>>12546960
>>12547038

If the attack names are shouted out, it's a super. That's the only way to be sure.
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>>12550245
Attacks names are shouted as much in Getter as they are in Gundam.
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>>12550245
>FUNNELS!
>BEAM CONFUSE!
>HIGH MEGA LAUNCHER! FIRE!
>UNICORN!
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>>12550438
Most of those are shouted as orders, for example Hi-Megas are mounted on warships with crews and captains.

Funnels is a weird one.
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>>12550617
Getter's weapons are voice activated, which is why they have to yell
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>>12550617
>Most of those are shouted as orders
Same with Getter for the most part.

Honestly, Getter Robo is vastly different depending on what continuity you're talking about.
>Toei Getter = classic super robot style
>OVA Getter = neo super robot style
>Manga Getter = real robot with mystic elements such as psychics and a sentient energy (being?)
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>>12550624

They almost never shout attack names in Getter though.
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>>12550646
Why did they give Shin Getter an edgy as fuck scythe in the OVA? Halberds/great axes are way cooler.
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>>12550662
Furthermore, a bulky monster like that wielding a twiggy-ass scythe just doesn't look right.
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>>12550662
Maybe they thought it looked good with its arm blades or something. I agree that the axes are much better though.
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>>12550662

Armageddon overall was pure edge. Note that it only uses the Scythe when Go is in it, but it switches to an axe when Ryoma takes over. SRWZ2 even takes this into account as a cool little detail.
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SvN Sho a qt.
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>>12550688
Huh. I can't believe I didn't notice that.
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>yfw Armageddon Shin is so fat it can't even fit its head between its shoulders without looking to the side
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>>12550715
>nor without extending its neck, like in >>12550705

Chin Getter is fat. FAT!!!
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>>12550729
You got a problem with fat, son??

Fat people
>discovered Getter radiation
>harnessed Getter energy
>built Getter robo
>stood up to dinosaurs
>saved the world
>saved the future
>fixed getter machines
>beat up americunts
>were clairvoyant
>romanced Michiru
Checkmate, /fit/izens
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>>12550782
>fixed Getter machines

We've been over this, Gai isn't fat, fatty.
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>>12550814
bruh
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>>12550826
I goofed.

You win this time
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>>12550241
My nigga.

>The only thing I can't forgive is fat Gai and the deus ex machina powerup at the end
I- I liked it
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>>12550241
I agree, but I didn't mind God Getter because in all honestly, the moment he said GETTER SHINE the fight was over. That they applied it over Shin Getter as a power up instead of then saying SHIN SHINE SPARK and ramming Gore was immaterial to the ending.
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