Super Robot Wars/Glossary
- 1 Classic Glossary
- 2 Alpha Glossary
- 3 Z Glossary
- 4 OG Glossary
- 5 Masou Kishin Glossary
- 6 Others/Need to be organized
- 6.1 Aerogaters
- 6.2 Aggressors
- 6.3 Armored Modules
- 6.4 Balmar
- 6.5 Black Hole Engine
- 6.6 Boost Drive
- 6.7 Chōkijin
- 6.8 Colossal Blade
- 6.9 Cry Wolves
- 6.10 Cytron
- 6.11 Direct Motion Link System
- 6.12 Divine Crusaders
- 6.13 Divine Crusaders War
- 6.14 Dynamic General Guardian
- 6.15 Earth Cradle
- 6.16 Earth Federation Army
- 6.17 Einst
- 6.18 Elpis Incident
- 6.19 Ether Drive
- 6.20 Extra-Over Technological Investigative Institute
- 6.21 Extra-Over Technology
- 6.22 Fulcanelli Engine
- 6.23 Fury
- 6.24 GEIM System
- 6.25 Gravicon System
- 6.26 Guests
- 6.27 Hope Incident
- 6.28 Inspectors
- 6.29 Isurugi Industries
- 6.30 Jacket Armor
- 6.31 L5 Campaign
- 6.32 LIOH System
- 6.33 Machine Cells
- 6.34 Machinery Children
- 6.35 Magneito Ten
- 6.36 Mao Industries
- 6.37 Meteor-3
- 6.38 Moon Cradle
- 6.39 Nendō Field
- 6.40 Neue Wärter
- 6.41 Octopus Squad
- 6.42 Omni Dendro Encephalon System
- 6.43 Operation Break Out
- 6.44 Operation Desert Cross
- 6.45 Operation Mole Hunt
- 6.46 Operation Plantagenet
- 6.47 Operation SRW
- 6.48 Orgone
- 6.49 Oxtongue Rifle
- 6.50 Personal Troopers
- 6.51 Prana Converter
- 6.52 Project Terrestrial Dream
- 6.53 Psychodriver
- 6.54 Real Troopers
- 6.55 Sealing War
- 6.56 Self-Regeneration System
- 6.57 Shadow-Mirror
- 6.58 Spheres
- 6.59 Spirit Dependency Link
- 6.60 SRX Development Project
- 6.61 SRX Team
- 6.62 System XN
- 6.63 T-Link System
- 6.64 Tesla Drive
- 6.65 Tesla Leicht Institute
- 6.66 The School
- 6.67 Time Flow Engine
- 6.68 Tokyo Manifesto
- 6.69 Trombe
- 6.70 Tronium
- 6.71 Tronium Engine
- 6.72 Troye Unit
- 6.73 United Colony Corps
- 6.74 Uranus System
- 6.75 Vanishing Trooper Incident
- 6.76 W-Numbers
- 6.77 W-I3NK System
- 6.78 W-Series
- 6.79 Wärter
- 6.80 White Death
- 6.81 White Star
- 6.82 White Wraith
- 6.83 Wong Heavy Industries
- 6.84 Ze Balmary Empire
- 6.85 The Galactic Alliance Of Zuvorg
The Classic Timeline refers to a series of games in the Super Robot Wars franchise that are directly linked to one another, through each of their events. The timeline is as follows:
- Super Robot Wars Gaiden: Masō Kishin - The Lord Of Elemental (Part 1)
- Super Robot Wars 2
- Super Robot Wars 2G
- Super Robot Wars 3
- Super Robot Wars EX
- Super Robot Wars F
- Super Robot Wars F Final
- Super Robot Wars Gaiden: Masō Kishin - The Lord Of Elemental (Part 2)
Aegis Plan/Aegis System
Originally designed by the Divine Crusaders as an extensive defense network to ward off an extreme alien attacks, the Aegis Plan involves the creation of a network of satellites that deploy an energy barrier. This network and the various facilities that allow it to operate are collectively known as the Aegis System. Receiving energy from Moon-based microwave transmitters, the satellites project a barrier between each other, creating a bowl-shaped shield covering half of the Earth. In Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden, the Aegis System was used to block a massive gravitational shockwave created by the apparent destruction of the Excelion from Gunbuster. The majority of the power needed for the shield was supplied by Londo Bell's complement of super robots. In Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation, a prototype Aegis System was used to defend the Hellgate facility.
In Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2, the Aegis Plan refers to the development and mass-production of new Personal Troopers for the Earth Federation Army, rather than the term used in Alpha Gaiden. In the same game, Viletta Vadim briefly mentions the development of the Aegis System, during a dialogue between her and Aya Kobayashi. Mistuko Isurugi, head of Isurugi Industries, also mentioned about sponsoring a new Aegis Project, at the height of Operation Mole Hunt, further fueling a possible implementation of the Aegis System in future Original Generation games.
The Alpha Numbers are the collective protagonists that the player controls in the Super Robot Wars Alpha series. However, the group did not always go by this name. In Alpha, the protagonists form under the banner of the Londo Bell task force, similar to the one that appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. When flung into an alternate future Earth in Alpha Gaiden, those forces caught up in the time warp combined with allies from that future, known as the Irregulars. Early in Alpha 2, the protagonists note that the composition of their forces has changed in that a good deal of their allies don't have direct ties to the Earth Federation, such as the GGG organization and the space pirates of the Crossbone Vanguard. Also, more super robots have joined with a battleship in the form of the Daiku Maryu. As such, they surmise that a new name needs to be created. Thus, the term Alpha Numbers is suggested by Kincaid Nau and the chosen protagonist in Alpha 2. The name becomes canonical, as it carries over into Alpha 3.
The Alpha Timeline refers to a series of games in the Super Robot Wars franchise that are directly linked to one another, through each of their events. The timeline is as follows:
- Super Robot Wars Alpha
- Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden
- Super Robot Wars Alpha 2
- Super Robot Wars Alpha 3
The Alpha Timeline primarily focuses on the conflict with the Ze Balmary Empire, but also involved battles against the Ancestors, the Buff Clan (from Space Runaway Ideon), the Zentraedi, and the STMC (from Gunbuster), as well as several intra- and interplanetary conflicts within the Earth's solar system, such as the Gryps Conflict and attacks from the Dinosaur Empire (from Getter Robo). The One Year War occurs before the start of the first game, but ended prematurely when the SDF-1 Macross crashed to Earth.
The Ancestors are an antagonistic force that exist in the alternate future of Earth, seen in Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden. They are made up of the Earth Cradle's former staff who, having been awakened after a long cryogenic slumber, are literally the ancestors of those people living in and around Earth. Led by the entity known as Magus (the Earth Cradle's super-computer fused with Sophia Nate via Machine Cells), the Ancestors ultimately seek to exterminate humanity, whose in-fighting was destroying the environment that Magus had worked so long to restore.
Masou Kishin Glossary
La Gias is a subterranean world contained deep within the Earth. A vast place, it sports multiple nations and a large populace. Developing independent of the surface world, La Gias is a place where technology and mysticism have combined into a unique whole. It is here that the Masōki and Masō Kishin machines are created; their armor material (Orichalconium) is unique to La Gias. Interaction between the surface world and La Gias is usually kept to a minimum, but surface humans such as Masaki Andoh that have been summoned to La Gias, as well as La Gias denizens, like Shu Shirakawa, have traveled to the surface on their own.
Others/Need to be organized
The Aerogaters was the codename given by the Earth Federation, referring to the alien invaders. The Aerogaters were the seventh fleet of the Ze Balmary Imperial Galactic Frontier Inspection Army, sent to the Earth in order to gather information on the Earth and its inhabitants, before the main invasion of the Balmar Empire.
Armored Modules are units created and designed for the use of the Divine Crusaders. Armored Modules, most of which are real robots, were originally derived from fighter jets, but given humanoid appearances when the idea to create cheap, effective mobile weapons for mass-production purposes was needed. All Armored Modules are designated with the model number AM.
One example of an Armored Module is the Lion unit.
Black Hole Engine
An experimental energy system, created with Extra-Over Technology, the Black Hole Engine has energy cycling through it in an inexhaustible form, thus, a perfect power supply for mobile weapons. However, due to the infamous Vanishing Trooper Incident at Mao Industries, official research into this technology was put on hold.
Shu Shirakawa took the research and continued to work with it, eventually using it on his Granzon to produce its most powerful weapon, the Black Hole Cluster. As such, it is one of the most powerful humanoid-shaped weapon Earth has produced.
Like the Tesla Drive, the Boost Drive also gives a mecha the ability to fly. However, this piece of equipment is developed by Isurugi Industries, rather than the Tesla Leicht Institute, and was intended for the Rangzer X fighter jet to use. Instead, the Boost Drive saw utilization for the Neo Divine Crusaders and their Lion units. With the Boost Drive, a mecha can accelerate to greater speeds than the Tesla Drive.
The Chōkijin are the group of mechanical lifeforms created by Earth's planetary defense system, the Nashim Ganeden, and considered as gods by ancient civilizations. They were created to fight the Hundred Evils (百邪 Hyakuja,) dark forces that included other mechanical beings that revolted against the will of Baral, the Yōkijin. Originally, there were twelve of them, divided into three classes: the Four Calamities, the Four Punishments, and the Four Spirits. A group of people developed four more Chōkijin, to represent the fourth class, the Four Gods, which were also blessed with power from the Ganeden. Each Chōkijin in this class represents one of the four mythical beasts: Genbu, Suzaku, Byakko and Seiryū. According to the dialogue in Super Robot Wars Alpha 3, the original Chōkijin were destroyed in a battle against evil in an ancient era, with the exception of the Shin RyuOhki. After the Four Gods were used by humans to destroy each other, only the KoOhKi and RyuOhKi of the Four Gods class survived.
Also known as the Zankantō (lit. Ship Cutting Blade), the Colossal Blade is a giant sword created for the use of Sanger Zonvolt and his mecha. There are 3 known types of the Colossal Blade:
- The Type-0 Colossal Blade for the Grungust Type-0 was 82 metres in length, with thrusters installed in several parts of the back end of the sword, giving Sanger better control with the Type-0.
- The Thrudgelmir Colossal Blade for the Thrudgelmir is part of the machine's being. A portion of the shoulder, a larger central spike and two smaller spikes, separate to form the hilt, the handle is created from the bottom, and then the blade forms on top. It is unknown what kind of material the blade is made of, but it can be assumed that it uses liquid memory metal when it forms. This sword is unique because it also possesses an alternate form, one where the blade is entirely made of pure energy. The length of the weapon is unknown, but it is far greater than either of the other two, able to destroy entire sections of the surrounding landscape in one swing.
- The Type-3 Colossal Blade for the Grungust Type-3, in the form of a katana, also uses liquid memory metal, and can take multiple forms. Its basic shape is a katana, and Sanger's techniques use it as a scimitar-shaped sword and a gigantic broadsword. When Sanger activates the Dygenguard, he reprograms it to use the Type-3 Colossal Blade as its only weapon.
The Cry Wolves is a group of mercenary fighters, usually employed by members of the Earth Federation Army. Its known members are Albero Esto, as its leader, Hugo Medio and Albero's son, Foglia Esto. The group operates using customized Gespenst MK II M units. The group originates from Super Robot Wars MX, and have made an appearance in Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden.
In MX, Albero, Hugo and Foglia encountered the Devil Gundam, and their attacks on the machine proved futile, until Albero was targeted. Foglia rushed to defend his father and was turned into a zombie soldier, forcing Albero to kill him. In turn, Hugo also received a fatal injury, and the entire squad was obliterated, save Hugo and Albero. In Original Generation Gaiden, they encountered the Jetzt, a new species of Einst, instead. The same events that occurred in MX are realized here, but the sudden interference of Axel Almer and Einst Alchemie saved Hugo and Albero. Foglia was not resurrected as an enemy grunt in the OG Gaiden version.
Cytron is a form of elementary particle that is the basis for all Fury-based technology. The use of cytron allows the exchange of information between humans and the machine they are utilizing. This form of control is known as Cytron Control, and the best use of it is through the Cytron Control System, installed in various Fury machines.
Direct Motion Link System
Similar to the Mobile Trace System from Mobile Fighter G Gundam, the Direct Motion Link System uses a pilot's physical movement to control the machine equipped with this system, allowing greater maneuverability and techniques that a normal mecha would not be able to perform. Thus far, only known 5 units are equipped with the system: the Dygenguard, the RaiOh, the DaiRaiOh, the Soulgain and the Vaisaga, though with the Soulgain and Vaisaga, it is slightly different and called the Direct Feedback System. However, in one episode of the animated Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars, the Valsione also appears to have a similar version of the Direct Motion Link System, which would explain how its human-like face can mimic the facial expressions of its pilot.
Divine Crusaders War
Also known as the DC War, when the Divine Crusaders rebelled against the Earth government, this triggered a global civil war, between the Earth Federation Army and the Divine Crusaders. While many prominent Divine Crusaders leaders were killed during the war, the war would not officially end until the arrival of the Aerogaters. A second DC War would occur when the Neo Divine Crusaders rose to power, but this war would not last long, as few members of the Neo Divine Crusaders staged a coup d'etat, siding with the Shadow-Mirror, effectively destroying the Neo Divine Crusaders.
Dynamic General Guardian
As one half of Project Ark, the Earth Cradle is a massive underground facility, whose primary purpose is the cryogenic hibernation of the human population on Earth. It was created by the Divine Crusaders as a failsafe, in case humanity lost a war with alien invaders and was facing extinction. Dr. Sophia Nate, head of Project Ark, would oversee the Earth Cradle personally. To supplement the Cradle with a military force, Major Sanger Zonvolt and Egret Feff would supply their command experience and the Machinery Children, respectively. The vast majority of the Earth Cradle's systems are overseen by supercomputer Magus.
Earth Federation Army
The Earth Federation Army, or simply, EFA, is composed of all the military personnel and units present in the Earth government. The Aggressors, ATX Team, Octo Squad and the SRX Team are just some of the units that are part of the Earth Federation Army.
The Elpis Incident was an attempted terrorist attack on the space colony of Elpis, led by Archibald Grims. Knowing his demands would not be met by the United Colony Corps, Archibald would kidnap one of the Elpis' prominent residents, Cattleya Fujiwara-Branstein, and hold her hostage inside the colony's docking bay, alongside canisters of a deadly nerve gas. Elzam V. Branstein, a high-ranking member of the United Colony Corps and Cattleya's husband, would be forced by Archibald to either destroy the docking bay, killing his own wife, or risk the entire colony being gassed. Regardless, Archibald released the gas and made his escape. Left with no choice, Elzam took his wife's life for the lives of the residents on Elpis, preventing the nerve gas from poisoning the space colony.
In actuality, Archibald was working under the orders of a prominent member of the Earth Federation Council, who wished to undermine the legitimacy of the colonial independence movement.
According to former Shadow-Mirror operative Lamia Loveless, in the Shadow-Mirror universe the colony of Elpis would be gassed, killing the entire Branstein family save Maier V. Branstein's youngest son, Raidiese F. Branstein, who in turn was killed while test-piloting the Huckebein.
Extra-Over Technological Investigative Institute
Abbreviated as the EOTI Institute, the Extra-Over Technological Investigative Institute was founded by Dr. Bian Zoldark, located on the fictional island of Aidoneus in the Marquesas Islands. Upon learning that Meteor-3 had foreign substances that were potentially dangerous to use, the EOTI Institute was set up to research the origin of this material. After thorough study, Bian realized that Meteor-3 was sent to Earth by extraterrestrials, and warned the Earth government of an impending alien invasion. Eventually, the EOTI Institute would become the base of operations for Bian's rebellious faction, the Divine Crusaders.
Also called EOT, Extra-Over Technology refers to any Earth technology that uses extraterrestrial material from Meteor-3 in the Original Generation timeline, or from the inital findings from the SDF-1 Macross in the Alpha Timeline.
Developed by Divine Crusaders scientist, Dr. Adler Koch, the GEIM System raises a pilot's overall abilities and combative skills to a significant degree. However, the system is known to cause an overload to the pilot's mind, notably if their consciousness is weak, rendering the pilot vulnerable to outbursts of uncontrollable rage and loss of instinct. The first use of the GEIM System was installed in the Valsion Custom in Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation. In Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 Neo Divine Crusaders Agilla Setme redesigned the system for the Rapiéçage, allowing the system to be more bearable for the pilot, though extreme mental conditioning was still required in order to handle it to the fullest.
The Gravicon System functions as a gravity controller. A gravitational field spreads out in front of a unit equipped with this device, and thanks to this, a defensive Gravity Wall allows damage dealt to the unit to be minimized or absorbed by the Gravity Wall. The Huckebein MK II is one unit that carries the Gravicon System.
The Guests are an antagonistic force that made their most prominent appearance in the Classic Timeline of the Super Robot Wars series. Their name originates from the term used to describe their leader, Teniquette Zezernan, who was "The Guest" at the Antarctic, where government officials met so peace talks can be arranged. Acting as the official militia of the Zuvorg Alliance, the Guests have two main functions: they are called in small numbers to make first contact with fledgeling worlds, and used in full force to wipe out civilizations that have been deemed a great threat to the galactic peace and power balance. In their former capacity, the Guests are seen using imitation Balmarian technology, in order to mask their overall presence. For the latter, their mechanized forces display the highest technology the Zuvorg Alliance has to offer. However official their status may be, at the most basic level, the Guests are practically Zezernan's private army, and he is not above using them to fulfill his personal ambitions.
Prior to Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation, the Earth Federation attempted to suppress an independence movement by the space colonies, known as NID4. A massive super robot, the Giganscudo, was constructed, but was stolen by terrorists, who used it to seize the Hope Colony. Unwilling to negotiate with the terrorists, the Federation attacked, and during the battle, the outer wall of the colony was destroyed, killing most of its inhabitants. This was one of the events that turned some Federation officials bitter towards their own government, namely Tempest Hawker, whose wife and daughter were killed in the attack.
The Inspectors were composed of 5 individuals: Mekibos, Vigagi, Sikalog, Aguija and Wendolo, all who answer towards the Zuvorg Council. Their mission was to inspect civilizations, judging if they were becoming too expansive in the galaxy and would eventually posing a threat to the Zuvorg Alliance. In that case, the Inspector were to use brute force in order to stop their expansion. Their failure is a flare for the Guests to intervene to pretty much wipe that civilization.
Headed by Mitsuko Isurugi, Isurugi Industries is the company responsible in the production of the Lion units used by the Divine Crusaders. When the Divine Crusaders War was over, the company housed Project Terrestrial Dream, and secretly aided the Shadow-Mirror and their operations.
Jacket Armor is a special type of armor plating placed all around a unit. It is designed to either replace normal armor or be built over it. Though the use of Jacket Armor seems somewhat useless, as any mecha with excess armor loses mobility, it can be "purged" as a means to increase movement capabilities, allowing the pilot to perform better maneuvers and surprise enemies with its sudden boost in speed. Only the Wild Wurger and R-Blade Custom are equipped with Jacket Armor.
The arrival and invasion of the Aerogaters brought about the L5 Campaign, where the Earth Federation Army would push back the Aerogater forces away from the Earth's surface to the White Star, located at the L5 Lagrange point.
Short for Lead Innovative Organic Harmony, the LIOH System was introduced by Minaki Tomine's father, Kaoru Tomine, who wanted to create a world where the perfect soldier could exist to fight, and so, developed the LIOH System. What this piece of technology does is pump large, unspecific amounts of adrenaline into the human body, thereby enhancing the pilot's performance in combat. The known side effects to this system is an uncontrollable outburst of rage from the pilot, causing the user to go berserk, and unable to differentiate from friend and foe. The only unit to be equipped with this system is the RaiOh.
Similar to the DG Cell nanotechnology imbedded into the Devil Gundam in Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Machine Cells are self-replicating, self-regenerating nanomachines. If injected into an organic body, Machine Cells extend its longevity by a large factor. These nanomachines can also be injected into technological matter, enhancing and transforming them into more powerful machines, along with the ability to regenerate damaged mechanical parts. The Thrudgelmir is one mecha that is infused with Machine Cells.
The Machinery Children are a series of Machine Cell-injected clones created by Egret Feff. Their genetic make-up was created from data gathered through the young men and women who were graduates of The School. Three clones were created: Uruz, Ansuz, and Thurisuz, all having extreme combat capabilities and bear a strong physical resemblance to Arado Balanga.
Magneito Ten is the official name given to the collective protagonists that the player controls in Super Robot Wars MX. The group decides that they need a new name when Ruri Hoshino states that the first chosen name, "Nahel Argama Plus Nadesico B", sounds unwieldy. The name, Magneito Ten, is given as the default name, though the player may type in a name of their choice for the team.
Mao Industries, headed by Ring Mao, works alongside the Tesla Leicht Institute, in order to create the line of Personal Troopers and Real Troopers for the Earth Federation Army. Its facilities are located on the moon.
Meteor-3 refers to the third meteor that struck Earth during the Space Era. Unlike the other two meteors, Meteor-3 did not crash into the planet with the amount of force one would expect an object of its mass to have. Moreover, samples of advanced technology were discovered in the meterorite.
In actuality, Meteor-3 is Septuagint, a machine sent by the Balmarians, an extraterrestrial race, to allow the inhabitants of the planet to advance their technological level. However, should the race prove too strong to be harvested, Septuagint will activate itself and commence a planet-wide destruction of the species, in order to prevent it from becoming a threat to the Ze Balmary Empire.
As one half of Project Ark, the Moon Cradle is a massive facility, whose primary purpose was the cryogenic hybernation of the human population of Earth's space colonies. It was created by the Divine Crusaders as a failsafe, in case humanity lost a war with alien invaders and was facing extinction. The facility is overseen by the supercomputer Gloria. After the first Balmar War, the Moon Cradle was taken over for use by Mao Industries. The Moon Cradle also acted as a part of the Aegis Plan, its large microwave transmitters beaming the energy necessary to activate the Aegis System.
The Nendō Field is a psychic field generated by the T-Link System. This field of energy can be used both offensively, as an added power to a mecha's weaponry, and defensively, as a barrier to minimize damage from enemy attacks. The SRX is one machine that generates a Nendō Field. In the North American localization of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation, it would be renamed the Telekinetic Field (its literal translation) or TK Field.
Neue Wärter is the reorganized remnants of the original Wärter task force, formed as a response to major catastrophies, such as the Bloody Valentine War from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, the Radam invasion from Tekkaman Blade, and the threat of the Evoluders from Detonator Orgun.
"Neue" means "new" in German, referencing the fact the group is the new warden of the lighthouse.
Also known as the Octo Squad, this is another Personal Trooper unit typically assigned to the Hiryu Custom. It often fights alongside the ATX Team. Katina Tarask heads the unit, with Russel Bagman, Leona Garstein and Tasuku Shinguji as its team members. Octopus Squad members typically pilot Gespensts, with the exception of Leona's Guarlion and the Giganscudo used by Tasuku. In the North American localization of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation, it would be shortened to the Oct Squad. Its emblem, seen on Katina's piloting suit, is a cartoonish octopus.
Omni Dendro Encephalon System
Typically referred to as the ODE System, the system, as presented in Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation OVA, began life as a concept developed by EOTI Institute professor and Divine Crusaders collaborator, Dr. Wilhelm von Juergen, during the L5 Campaign, as part of the institute's basal research program. Though the system was originally designed for networking (possibly unmanned) mobile weapons, such as the specially-designed VTX-001 Bartoll concept, the death of the professor's wife and child during an Aerogater attack led Juergen to drastically redesign the system, to rely on captured human beings to derive data from Juergen's rationalization, being that if the ODE System was used to forcibly unite the minds of all humanity, future wars would not result in mourning similar to what he had experienced.
After the war, Juergen brought both the revised ODE System and the VTX-001 concept to Wong Heavy Industries, where design and mass production took place, following the appearance of the Inspectors in Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2. Somewhere between the events in Original Generation 2, the ODE started to become a sentient being and instead absorbed Juergen into the network, and later uses his body as its avatar. It's not known who did this, but Original Generation Gaiden imply that Duminuss may be involved.
In the events of the OVA, the Bartolls immediately began to proliferate in massive numbers following their introduction, and only a decisive strike by the Earth Federation upon the Bartolls' main line of self-production would bring the process to a halt, killing the already-absorbed Professor von Juergen in the process.
A massive amount of unknown data was released into the ODE System, following Juergen's death. The system's next step toward advancement in development could not be determined at this time, causing it to enter a suspended state. All Bartoll units immediately deactivated as a result, save one Bartoll unit.
In Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden, the ODE was actually more active than the OVA. When Lamia Loveless broke free from its control, it immediately considered her a disturbance to the harmony of minds and shot her, almost killing her. As the EFA thought it killed her, they struck him in revenge, and in its last moments it slipped out Duminuss' presence. As if speaking of the devil, Duminuss appeared right after and destroyed the body of Juergen, claiming that not only it serves its purpose, it spoke too much too, possibly almost revealing her secret.
In the aftermath, Duminuss took over the remaining data of ODE and rebuilt a new core in Lamia, also sharing some Bartoll and data with the Shura advisor Mizal Touval. The ODE within Lamia was later destroyed when Axel Almer interfered and rescued her. The ODE shared to Mizal was later destroyed in the battle of Swordian. However, as Duminuss left the Hellgate Facility intact, it is possible that the ODE was not destroyed yet and will reappear in the future.
Operation Break Out
The operation was divided into two phases: the first phase (BREAKOUT 1) involved a preemptive assault upon the United Colony Corps fleet in planetary orbit, made before their Armored Modules could descend upon the Earth Federation headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Hiryu Custom took severe damage during the first phase of the operation, leading Hagane captain Daitetsu Minase to complete the second phase (BREAKOUT 2) with only his ship (after requesting and receiving the Hiryu Custom's full complement of pilots and mobile weapons). This phase involved descending from the atmosphere and directly attacking and subjugating Aidoneus Island, headquarters of the Divine Crusaders.
The name of this operation was most likely derived from "Break Out", the name of the series' first opening theme, sung by JAM Project.
Operation Desert Cross
Operation Mole Hunt
Appearing in Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2, Operation Mole Hunt was the Earth Federation campaign dedicated to subduing the remaining Divine Crusaders scattered around Earth, eventually ending at the Earth Cradle, where the majority of the Divine Crusaders Remnants are located. The operation, however, was doomed to fail, as Operation Desert Cross was underway, by the remnants, along with Shadow-Mirror forces allying themselves with the faction, providing supplies and mobile weapons for use, eventually leading to the creation of the Neo Divine Crusaders.
The goal of Operation Plantagenet was the removal of the Inspectors from Earth, who have set up their base of operations in North America. The Earth Federation Army, with the help of the Neo Divine Crusaders, would simultaneously strike from the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, moving closer inland as one large, united front. Unfortunately, the untimely appearance of the Shadow-Mirror, who have temporarily allied themselves with the Inspectors, would catch the Earth Federation and Neo Divine Crusaders off-guard, ending the operation. The Inspectors did withdraw from North America, but only because of the appearance of massive numbers of Einst shortly thereafter.
Operation SRW was the Earth Federation codename for the final attack against the Aerogaters. Although the meaning behind SRW is officially unknown, Ryusei Date believed that SRW stood for Super Robot Wars, while Excellen Browning jokingly believed it to be Sexy Romance Weapon.
Orgone is an energy source used by the lunar Fury to not only power their mobile units, weapons and ships, but also to repair them.
An experimental weapon, capable of rapidly switching between solid and beam ammunition for long-range combat. The original, utilized by the Weiss Ritter, is capable of charging its beam energy or utilizing sustained streams while its solid ammunition is capable of semi-automatic fire. A second, more compact and enhanced unit is utilized by the Wild Falken, which generally fires its beam energy in full-automatic mode, and its solid ammunition has a high-rate of semi-automatic fire, making it more powerful than the original. However, the original would be mutated during the Weiss Ritter's transformation into the Rein Weiss Ritter, allowing for three beams to be fired simultaneously from three barrels, equilizing the two weapons.
When the Earth government saw the need to build new military weapons, after Bian Zoldark's warning of alien invaders, the concept of Personal Troopers, or PTs was created. Built to resemble a humanoid fighting machine, Personal Troopers, all real robots, would represent the majority of the Earth Federation Army. Experimental Personal Troopers are designated with the model number PTX while mass production model are designated with RPT model number.
One example of a Personal Trooper is the Gespenst unit.
A special equipment that only mecha from La Gias (like the Cybuster) have. A Prana Converter allows the pilot to the channel his/her prana energy to the unit, giving full control and synchronization over it. The equipment also converts some of the energy into the unit itself, temporarily providing additional power and boosts in abilities.
Project Terrestrial Dream
Project Terrestrial Dream, or Project TD, was originally a project developed for deep-space exploration, but when the Divine Crusaders took over the project, it was forced to help mass-produce their Lion units. When the Divine Crusaders War and L5 Campaign were over, Project TD relocated to Isurugi Industries.
When the Earth government saw the need to build new military weapons, after Bian Zoldark's warning of alien invaders, the concept of Real Troopers was created. Built to resemble a humanoid fighting machine, Real Troopers, all real robots, would represent a small portion of the Earth Federation Army. However, unlike Personal Troopers, Real Troopers would utilize Extra-Over Technology extensively. All Real Troopers are designated with the model number RTX.
One example of a Real Trooper is the Huckebein unit.
The Sealing War (Fuuin Sensou) is the main conflict that occurred in Super Robot Wars Alpha 2. The name mainly derives from the attempt made by Irui Ganeden to seal away the Earth from all outside influences by erecting a powerful barrier around it, creating a final paradise in the universe. To ensure this goal, she would also destroy extraterrestrial groups, such as the spacenoids and the remnants of the Barm-Boazan-Zera Alliance that had just recently committed themselves to peace with Earth, and rid the Earth of powers that seek to guide humanity towards outer space, such as Orphan from Brain Powerd and Beamler. The Alpha Numbers realize that this act would lead to the stagnation and ultimate destruction of humanity, and resolve to destroy the Nashim Ganeden and prevent its plan.
The Self-Regeneration System is a system installed to a unit that gives it the ability to repair minimal damage using nanotechnology, thus increasing its survival rate and longetivity in battle. The Cybuster is one machine equipped with this system.
The Spheres are mysterious items appearing in both Super Robot Wars Z and 2nd Super Robot Wars Z. These artifacts' origins are unknown and is said they can control Dimensional Quakes at will when activated. The Spheres are powered by a specific emotion or mental state, and generate unpleasant effects in their users when continuously active (in some cases causing a feedback loop, where the effects engender the needed emotion). There are twelve spheres known to exist and each of them is named after a sign of the western zodiac. Seven of the Spheres are currently possessed by known characters, who are sometimes referred to as "Sphere Reactors". Asakim Dowen's main goal is in collecting the Spheres, stating that they may be the key to ending his immortality.
Only six of the twelve spheres were revealed (Asakim holds a seventh that has not been divulged upon). These are:
- Sphere of the Wounded Lion (based on Leo. Housed inside the Gunleon; is powered by and causes physical pain in its user. It is owned by Rand Travis and Mel Beater.)
- Sphere of the Sorrowful Maiden (based on Virgo. Housed inside the Nautilus Carver, the main weapon of the Virgola Glory, and is powered by sadness and sorrow. It causes its user to slowly lose their five senses. It is owned by Setsuko Ohara.)
- Sphere of the Swaying Scales (based on Libra. Housed inside the VX System, which powers the DM-Buster Unit Brasta. This sphere is powered by unshaking resolve in the face of misfortune, and causes violent monomania in its user. It is owned by Crowe Bluste.)
- Sphere of the Lying Black Sheep (based on Aries. Was housed inside the Arietis. It is powered by lies, and forces the user to only make untrue statements; eventually their speech degrades into pure gibberish. It was owned by Aim Liard.)
- Sphere of the Bottomless Gourd (based on Aquarius. was housed inside Seiohki The Insa. Powered by "love through self-sacrifice", it saps the user's life energy and causes their body to slowly disintegrate. According to Aim, it is one of the most difficult of the spheres to activate. It was owned by the Holy King of Insaraum, Uther.)
- Sphere of the Truth-Seeking Goat (based on Capricorn. Currently housed in the Shurouga, it is powered by the desire to seek the truth. Asakim Dowen activated its power to counter Aim Liard's lies and kill him. This sphere was not originally Asakim's; he acquired it from another Sphere holder (heavily implied to be Xine Espio from Z1.))
Spirit Dependency Link
A special system that only mecha from La Gias (like the Cybuster) have. A Spirit Dependency Link allows the elemental spirit guardian of the machine to possess the pilot, boosting the performance levels of the unit and its pilot at the same time.
SRX Development Project
Also known as the SRX Developmental Project, the SRX Development Project would involve creating a variety of real robots that would combine into a single, powerful super robot, having advantages of both types in its combined form. The R-Series of mecha were the result of the project, with the SRX being its final product.
Designed and developed by Guiliam Jeager, the System XN is a dimensional warp device, capable of sending its user to another dimension/universe. The first System XN would be installed in Guiliam's original Gespenst Type-R, in Hero Senki: Project Olympus, which would later evolve into the XN Geist. However, through the game's events, Guiliam would be sent to another universe, against his will, by his own device, ending up in multiple dimensions, before landing in the Shadow-Mirror universe. Here, he would build two new System XN devices, codenamed Lykeios and Aguieus. However, in order for them to function properly, a living core is required, in which Guiliam is one, used as a fail-safe to keep the System XN from being excessively abused by anyone. The Aguieus unit would be installed in Vindel Mauser's Zweizergain, while the Lykeios unit would transport the Shadow-Mirror army into the Original Generation universe. The Lykeios would be destroyed after Axel Almer made his exit from the Shadow-Mirror universe, and the Aguieus destroyed, upon sending the Original Generation protagonists out from Einst space at the end of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2.
Created by Dr. Kenzo Kobayasahi, the Telekinesis-Link System, or T-Link System, can only be utilized by Psychodrivers. The system allows a Psychodriver to use the energies in their psychic abilities to power up both the on-board weapons on the machines they pilot and the machines themselves. The T-Link System also amplifies the user's psychic powers (to a degree) and is known to draw other Psychodrivers to them, similar to the Psycomm] and Psycoframe systems in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise. The R-3 and the Huckebein MK III are examples of mecha that use the T-Link System. In addition, the SRX Development Project made heavy use of T-Link technology and Psychodrivers -- two of the three SRX Team pilots, as well as the pilot of the R-Gun Powered, are all psychodrivers.
Created by the scientists from the Tesla Leicht Institute, a Tesla Drive gives a mecha the ability to fly. Normally, ground-based mecha would not be capable of flight status, but this booster equipment makes it possible for all mecha. Cheap to manufacture, most Banpresto Original units are equipped with a Tesla Drive, such as the Weiss Ritter and the mass-produced Lions of the Divine Crusaders. A more powerful Twin Tesla Drive was created in Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2, though the only units to carry this equipment are the Calion and the Astelion.
Though they have yet to make an appearance in the Original Generation timeline, the Altairion and Vegalion are also equipped with Twin Telsa Drives. As such, when they combine into the Hyperion (Mecha), it has an output of four Telsa Drives. The AS Alegrías was also outfitted with the Twin Telsa Drive.
Tesla Leicht Institute
The Tesla Leicht Institute, or TLI, are the original creators behind the Grungust series of super robots and the inventors of the Tesla Drive. Located in the southwestern United States, they are in an indirect partnership with Mao Industries. The original spelling of the institute's name is "Tesla Reich," named for noted scientists Nikola Tesla and Wilhelm Reich, as confirmed by a background image in Super Robot Wars Original Generations, as well as its glossary entrance in Super Robot Wars Alpha 3.
Originally operated by the Earth Federation Army, The School was a training facility designed for children to become Personal Trooper pilots. However, the training would involve extensive physical and mental conditioning, with only a handful of its students surviving to "graduation". When The School was shut down by the Earth Federation Army, it was reopened under the Divine Crusaders, eventually leading them up to the Neo Divine Crusaders, where its surviving students would partake in battles. Arado Balanga, Latooni Subota, Seolla Schweizer and Ouka Nagisa were a few of the children under The School.
The School is known to have physically augmented its students with the use of anabolic steroids, giving them greater strength and regenerative capabilities. Hallucinogenic drugs and memory and mental manipulation would allow School instructors to better handle their subjects and control them with ease.
Time Flow Engine
Created by Fel Gureden, the father of Raul Gureden and Fiona Gureden, the Time Flow Engine is the device that powers the Excellence machine. How this device operates and what energy source it utilizes is still unknown, but what is known is that it has the ability to create a portal that can send its user to an undisplaced location either backward or forward in time. This feature happens only in Super Robot Wars Reversal. In Super Robot Wars Original Generations, the Time Flow Engine can send its user to a different dimension. Whether it can be utilized for time-travel in the Original Generation universe remains to be seen.
In Original Generations, Guiliam Jeager states that the Time Flow Engine could have been inspired by the functions of the System XN, which works solely as a dimension-traveling device.
This was a public announcement made to the Earth, presented by newly-elected Earth president, Brian Midcrid, after the L5 Campaign, that extraterrestrial threats to humanity was evident. The Tokyo Manifesto also saw to it that the Earth Federation Army begins rearming itself fully so it is capable of combatting future invaders.
Trombe was the name of Elzam V. Branstein's horse at his home colony of Elpis. This name would also be used to designate both Elzam's and Rätsel Feinschmecker's personal, red and black customized units.
Tronium is the name of the substance that was found inside Meteor-3. Studies show that it is highly unstable, ten times more radioactive than uranium and able to produce phenomenal amounts of energy. Dialogue from Super Robot Wars Alpha claim that Tronium is very rare since its source, planet Tron, was destroyed by Zentradi long ago.
When a substance was discovered inside Meteor-3, it was highly unstable, ten times more radioactive than uranium and able to produce phenomenal amounts of energy. This material would be called Tronium, and the Tronium Engine is the result of research and development on the use of it. The first instance for the use of the Tronium Engine was the planned SRX Development Project, intended for the SRX to utilize. Later, the Space Noah-Class battleship Hagane would be fitted with a Tronium-powered buster cannon on the bow of the ship.
This was an elite mobile group of space colonists, charged with protecting the space colonies. The Troye Unit, also known as the Royal Guard, was unique, in that all of its members were female. Leona Garstein once belonged to the group and though Sleigh Presty was offered a position in the unit, she turned it down and stayed on Earth for the completion of Project Terrestrial Dream.
Troye is actually a mistranslation, as the correct translation is Treue (Faithful in German), as confirmed by Leona Garstein's background music in Super Robot Wars Original Generations. This is due to the fact both Troye and Treue are written the same way in katakana.
United Colony Corps
Like the Earth Federation Army, the United Colony Corps, or simply, UCC, is composed of all the military personnel and units present in the space colonies. The Troye Unit is one unit that is part of the United Colony Corps.
A backup T-Link System installed in several Personal Troopers, the Uranus System activates when the pilot's mind is under extreme stress and the body of the Personal Trooper is heavily damaged. When activated, it greatly amplifies the machine's reaction times and combat potential, at the cost of further straining the pilot's telekinetic powers, to the point where it can cause a mental collapse and cripple their psychic abilities. The Uranus System was first introduced in Super Robot Wars Alpha, as a system installed in the Huckebein MK III and the R-1. In Super Robot Wars Alpha 3, the Uranus System in the R-1 backfires, leading to the temporary loss of pilot Ryusei Date's Psychodriver powers. It is also installed in Ryoto Hikawa's Huckebein MK III L in Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2.
Vanishing Trooper Incident
After the discovery of Extra-Over Technology inside Meteor-3, the Earth Federation Army would use it to create the Real Trooper line of humanoid fighting machines. Mao Industries, located on the moon, took up this task, and created the first in its Huckebein production line, the Huckebein 008R, fitted with an experimental Black Hole Engine. During testing of the engine, an error in the system caused it to overload, effectively destroying the entire facility. Only three people survived the Vanishing Trooper Incident: Raidiese F. Branstein, Irmgult Kazahara and Kirk Hamill. In the North American localization of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation, it would be called the Berserk Trooper Incident.
According to former Shadow-Mirror operative, Lamia Loveless, the incident in the Shadow-Mirror universe killed Rai, and ended up causing a taboo for Personal Trooper designers. Although few prototype still developed, it never get mass production.
In the Alpha universe, it was revealed that the plans for the Black Hole Engine was included with the Extra-Over Technology that had crashed on Earth. Shu Shirakawa noticed a flaw in the design, which would have triggered the Vanishing Trooper Incident, and guessed that this was test, to see if humanity posed a threat to the ones who sent the Extra-Over Technology to Earth, the Balmarians. Refusing to correct the design, Shu and Ingram Prisken, whom he confided the information with, reinforced the Huckebein 008R's cockpit and facilities and only had a skeleton crew manning the test to minimize casualties. When Shu revealed this fact to the protagonists, they were aghast at his intentions, but Rai stated that he understood his motives, as a corrected Black Hole Engine would have alerted the Balmarians to their technological potential, forcing them to send its entire fleet to attack Earth, which was heavily underdeveloped with mobile weapons and extremely unprepared for an alien invasion. Shu's actions gave Earth enough time to develop defense mechanisms, such as the Mazingers, Getters and the SRX Development Project, among others.
In the OG universe, Wendolo claimed the Inspectors to be the responsibles for the incident, and that he ordered so because the EFA was giving preference to Meteor 3 balmarian based technology instead of their secretly handed over Black Hole Engine.
While not much is known about the W-Numbers, what is known is that they are Lemon Browning's ultimate models in her W-Series line of bioroids. Judging from the numbering system, it would be logical to conclude that there were at least 17 models created, though only models W15, W16 and W17 have been seen. With each model rolled out, Lemon made advanced developments in their physical appearance and programming, enabling each successive one to appear, act and behave more human than the last. Some W-Numbers have even acquired complex emotions that only humans have, developing a will of it own not bound to its creator.
The fate of the earlier models is unknown, as well as whether or not there were any more models after the 17th. Super Robot Wars Original Generations, however, revealed about the presence of the prototype of the W-Numbers, called W-00. Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden also revealed the existence of a W-Number unit called W-07.
Short for Warfare Information Integrated Inter-Nurval and Kinetic, the W-I³NK System is a unique MMI (Man-Machine Interface) exclusively available to only the Fairlion. It utilizes Shine Hausen's precognitive ability and Latooni Subota's piloting skill, enabling both to remotely control one another's Fairlion unit. In most cases, it is designed so that Latooni, being the veteran pilot, can help control the rookie pilot-princess' unit, once Shine identifies the source of the attack. When the two perform their combination attack, the Royal Heartbreaker, it can be observed from their battle dialogue that Shine actually passes the control over to Latooni.
The W-Series refer to a line of biomechanical androids, or simply, bioroids, created by Shadow-Mirror head scientist, Lemon Browning. Built without emotions and programmed to only fight, Lemon's bioroids take on a human shape, albeit a mechanical one. These bioroids were used over the course of the war between the rogue faction and the Earth Federation Army as the grunt forces of the Shadow-Mirror. The Inspectors were also seen utilizing bioroids as their foot soldiers during their invasion of the Earth. In order to conceal the technology behind them, all bioroids are programmed to self-destruct their machines upon defeat, so as to prevent enemy forces from acquiring said technology.
Wärter is the name given to the protagonist group in Super Robot Wars W. Freeman from Tekkaman Blade suggested the name and was approved by all present and is officially entered into the lexicon by Koutaro Taiga from King of Braves GaoGaiGar. After the events of the Bloody Valentine Incident in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Wärter is disbanded.
Wärter means "warden" in German, specifically, the caretaker of a lighthouse.
The codename White Death was given to Levi Tolar's Judecca mobile weapon, acting as the core and control center of the White Star. In the original Japanese version of the game, the Judecca is given the codename the White Death Cross.
This is the codename for the unidentified mobile weapon that was battling Aerogater forces during Operation SRW. It would later be revealed that the White Wraith was Shadow-Mirror officer Axel Almer's unit, the Soulgain.
In the original Japanese version, it would be known as the Mustacheman.
Wong Heavy Industries
In Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation, Wong Heavy Industries was a corporation directly responsible for the initial production of the VTX-001 Bartoll, as well as its production prototype, the VTX-000 Mironga. Among its staff was Professor Wilhelm V. Jürgen, creator of the ODE System which the Bartoll concept was designed as a component of.
Its main factories are based in the Chinese province of Dalian, which were used to produce units in the initial VTX-001 rollout (supposedly marketed to the Earth Federation Army as a next-generation mobile weapon). The company was also known to have contracted with the Earth Federation to restore a factory plant (based on an asteroid designated "BB-1120") which was once Federation property, but seized and used by the Inspectors during the events of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2. This facility, later designated by the Federation as Hellgate, would be used as the Bartolls' base of operations and primary means of self-replication.
Ze Balmary Empire
The Galactic Alliance Of Zuvorg
The Galactic Alliance Of Zuvorg, commonly known as the Zuvorg Alliance, are an interstellar alliance of planets. Considering themselves a highly advanced civilization, the Zuvorg task themselves with monitoring the pace of the galaxy's development. The Inspectors and Guests are part of the Zuvorg Alliance, and to their commanders, such as Wendolo and Teniquette Zezernan, this task means the conquering or extermination of fledgeling civilizations that are considered threats, such as Earth. The Alliance's main governing body is the Zuvorg Council, a senate-like body of which Wendolo and Zezernan are members. Despite their influence and military power, Wendolo and Zezernan's positions have shown to be far right-wing, compared to the majority of the Council. For example, the Council actually ordered Zezernan to call off his invasion of Earth in Super Robot Wars F Final, although he summarily ignored their mandate. The theocratic and imperialistic nature of the Ze Balmary Empire puts them at odds with the Zuvorg Alliance, although it is unclear just how long they have been fighting with each other.