I think my favourite mecha trope is when a villain joins the good guys permanently.
Which show did this best, do you think? Who are your favourite characters who had an epiphany?
That kind of cliche usually rubs me the wrong way, but GGG did it pretty well.
This reminds me, I'm pretty positive there was a story where the initial main antagonist not only joins the heroes during the course of the story but even becomes their new leader. I just can't remember what it was.
And it wasn't Target: 2006.
Abaranger did it great.
Abarekiller was a dick all the way throughout the show even after he joined. Plus, he only joined for a short amount of time.
Was about to mention this. From the petty rival to awesome immortal wingman, Viral had a great development.
Also worth mentioning Dougram's
Heckle, at first wanted that shit to die and in the end he was my favorite of the bunchand LoGH's Merkatz
Well, they were more like antagonists, not villains, but it works.
>character is evil, but noble
>fancies himself the protagonist's rival
>holds the pursuit of truth higher than anything
>finds out his rival died without him knowing
>has respect for his rival's kin
>even after he loses, he still respects his new rival, and shows an understanding (compassion, even) to the side of good
>finally gets to be the protagonist
I'm glad Viral won the TTGLbowl, he deserved it.
>tfw his family
He doesn't need to. His desire to change destiny, allowed him to access spiral power, so now he can do anything humans can. It also helped that the Mc has perfect command of spiral spiral power, and can just warp reality around him.
>Gaw Ha Leccee
They never been a villain. They just happen to be bad guy underling.
If you ask about Villain, that would be Adette Kistler.
>disregard of others & civilian
>all tactic is fair tactic
I really liked Galden from Ryu Knight TV series and was a bit disappointed, that in the "Adeu's Legend" OVA he was replaced by a bunch of quite boring antagonists.
I really liked Nouza who started out as a merciless asshole who had no issues with slaughtering his own cronies but then gets completely fucked over and in the end even decides to put his life at risk by ripping out a vital artificial organ with his bare hands to support his former rival.
>name is literally "rival" with V and R switched
>him and his gunman are allusions to the first rival from the first actual piece of epic literature
Viral confirmed for most rival
It wasn't permanent I guess, but it lasted more or less all of Zeta.
Quattro is my favorite version of Char.
She turned good after the most baddass knife fight of the history. Then she was banged by the greatest pilot and got 7 babies
>tfw all of AD owe their lives to this man and his ultimate sacrifice