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Mazinger Z
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Stats
Composition Super Alloy Z
Power Source Photonic Energy Engine
Pilot Koji Kabuto
Dimensions Height: 24 meters

Weight: 32 tons

Notable moves Rocket Punch, Rust Hurricane, Breast Fire, Koshiryoku Beam

Mazinger Z of Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!, is the primary robot of the series. While its appearance and role in the series is the same as the original manga, there are some differences between them such as the influence behind their creation and even features a new way to fight.

HistoryEdit

After a close encounter with Dr. Hell and being scarred by Baron Ashura, Juzo Kabuto uses the data from the prototype robot Energer Z made by him and his son Kenzo Kabuto to create an improved version of it with influence from the Mycenaen warrior, Zeus (where the Z in Mazinger Z comes from). When Baron Ashura's Ashura Corps attacked his home, Juzo sent the Hover Pilder to Koji for him to pilot.
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With Koji getting used to the controls, he eventually overpowers Ashura's assault with the Mazinger's power but at the cost of Juzo's life.

For the rest of the series, Koji would fight with the Mazinger against Hell's Mechanical Beasts all the while uncovering the hidden history of Tsubasa Nishikiori and the Mycenae Empire. In the battle against Hades when the past and present collide, the Mazinger's use of Rocket Punch inspired Zeus to use a similar attack. The same arm became a big discussion between the Photon Power Laboratory and Dr. Hell. Eventually, with Tsubasa's command, the severed arm of Zeus becomes the God Scrander with a program based on Juzo appearing.

At the end of the series, the Mazinger faces off against the Hell King Gordon robot fortress controlled by Dr. Hell. With all of his comrades defeated, Koji unleashes the 100 Rocket Punch attack on the King of Hell before making them combine into a giant fist to land a finishing blow to Hell. But with Hell's defeat came the Mycenae Empire and Koji charging the Mazinger with a Big Bang Punch. As seen at the start of the second episode however, it shows the Mazinger lying defeated. What happens afterwards this is unknown.

Attacks and WeaponsEdit

The Mazinger Z has mostly the same attacks as the original model from the manga but some are slightly changed. It appears to lack the Missile Punch and other features such as the Iron Cutter from the anime.
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  • Rocket Punch: the signature attack of the Mazinger, launching the forearm toward an opponent, it is powerful enough to blast through nearly any enemy.
    • Iron Cutter: (Super Robot Wars V only) Mazinger sprouts razor-blades from its forearm to add cutting power to its Rocket Punch.
  • Rust Hurricane: A powerful blow of wind in that can cause enemies to dissolve from the corrosive elements mixed into it.
  • Breast Fire: Using the heatsinks on the chest, the Mazinger can convert the Photonic Energy it stores into heat and shoot it at an opponent, causing it to melt.
  • Koshiryoku Beam: A blast of Photonic Energy from the eyes. At regular output it is not very strong, but at full power it is one of the Mazinger's most powerful attacks.
  • Drill Missile: (Super Robot Wars V only) Mazinger fires small, needle-like missiles from ports in its upper arms. Mazinger fires these after shooting its Iron Cutter.

With God ScranderEdit

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  • Big Bang Punch: With the God Scrander transforming the Mazinger into a form resembling Zeus' fist (even making it glow gold) it is launched at an opponent at overwhelming speed surpassing nuclear bombs, making the it the Mazinger's most powerful attack.
  • 100 Rocket Punch Barrage: by using mass produced fists of the Mazinger Z's own fist, they can be launched at an opponent for a powerful attack. After the initial attack the fists combine into a gigantic version of the Mazinger's fist and is launched at an opponent to deliver the finishing blow.
  • Dynamic Combination: (Super Robot Wars BX only) Mazinger Z turns into its Big Bang Punch form and Mazinkaiser SKL mounts it. The gigantic fist collides with its foe and Mazinkaiser SKL follows up with a Thor Hammer Breaker, knocking the hapless foe into the sky. Mazinger Z turns into its regular form and fires a full-power Koshiryoku Beam, while Mazinkaiser SKL fires off an Inferno Blaster, causing a massive explosion visible from space. At the end, Kouji, Kaido and Magami yell, "We are Hell!"

EquipmentEdit

Hover PilderEdit

The command center of the Mazinger Z. Much like the original it can serve as a mode of transportation and is armed with Photon Beams and missiles.

Jet ScranderEdit

An attachment to the Mazinger to allow flight. Unlike the original, it only had one appearance as it was destroyed in the explosion of the submarine Saluud.

God ScranderEdit

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Mazinger Z flying with the Jet Scrander.

Originally the severed arm of Zeus, it served as a powerful source of Photonic Energy. Juzo secretly modified it to be an attachment of the Mazinger with the call "God Scrander!" causing it to unfold and attach itself to the back of the Mazinger to give it bigger and stronger wings than the Jet Scrander. It also features a transformation that changes the Mazinger into a forearm by making three fingers appear with the Mazinger's arms serving as the other two. The head and other features are folded inward to change it into a form similar to Zeus' fist, giving it a golden glow.

Trivia Edit

  • The concept of the Big Bang Punch started in the canceled Dai-Mazinger.

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