Post Reply The Megazord from Power Rangers, or the Operation Meteor Gundams from Gundam Wing?
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Posted 4/5/18 , edited 4/5/18
In my case, I would have rather a balance of both, mostly because of how they each represented their respective genres.

The Megazord/Daizyujin is a combining super robot made out of five smaller super robots, each taking the form of one of five prehistoric animals. Due to this, it is capable of bending and breaking the laws of physics towards its every whim, like the very Power Rangers that pilot the thing.

The Operation Meteor Gundams from Gundam Wing, on the other hand, have no ability to combine with each other. The reason is because combining would have belonged to super robot territory, and the Gundams are all real robots, grounding them in reality and thus treating themselves more like expendable military equipment than superheroes like the Megazord.

PS: I wanted to go for Getter Robo versus the Project V mobile suits from Mobile Suit Gundam, due to them coming in trios and yet are handled differently due to the genres they inhabited. But I thought I'd go for the Megazord and the Operation Meteor Gundams, due to them being more remembered fondly in the West than either Getter Robo or the Project V mobile suits.
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I have never played well with others, so combining with someone/a team that's the end of the team itself. I'd be horrible in a power rangers or voltron situation. however, solo combat... just another reason why I'm drawn to Gundam. it tests the individual and often loner to better and become the best, they don't have to fight with a team, be friends, etc.
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Posted 4/5/18 , edited 4/5/18
Wing Gundam, Gundam 00, and Epyon had combat and plane modes. Why combine when you can transform? The upgrades in "Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz" seals the deal for me over sharing a Megazord.
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Posted 4/6/18 , edited 4/6/18

niotabunny wrote:

I have never played well with others, so combining with someone/a team that's the end of the team itself. I'd be horrible in a power rangers or voltron situation. however, solo combat... just another reason why I'm drawn to Gundam. it tests the individual and often loner to better and become the best, they don't have to fight with a team, be friends, etc.


Then why were Wing and Wing Zero built with Heavy Arms, Death Scythe, Altron, and Sand Rock?

There were five Gundams waging an epic scale five-mecha rebellion against the UESA, followed by the Romefeller Foundation after it used them to usurp and replace the aforementioned UESA. Even with no ability to combine with each other, they still worked at their best in a group of five, due to them specializing in different combat roles that compliment each other, e.g. general-purpose, desert, stealth, melee, and ranged.
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Posted 4/6/18 , edited 4/6/18
Gotta go with the Operation Meteor Gundams here. As cool as the Megazord it, that machine is not exactly equipped with the capability to fight in space (and later in the series, it reaches its limit where it needed to have upgrades), while Gundams are built for combat on the planet and in outer space. So it's just that Gundams are more powerful that I would take that.
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Posted 4/7/18 , edited 4/7/18

Bakaneer wrote:

Gotta go with the Operation Meteor Gundams here. As cool as the Megazord it, that machine is not exactly equipped with the capability to fight in space (and later in the series, it reaches its limit where it needed to have upgrades), while Gundams are built for combat on the planet and in outer space. So it's just that Gundams are more powerful that I would take that.


That's because the Megazord was originally Daizyujin, a mecha piloted by the Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, which was how we got the stock footage for Power Rangers. The Zyurangers were originally prehistoric knights brought to the future via cryogenic stasis to fight against a prehistoric witch (who eventually formed the basis for Rita Repulsa) from their time period. So at the time, neither they nor Daizyujin were built for space combat, because they were products of prehistoric times.
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