Friday, 3 October 2014

Dimension Police Week: Dimensional Robos (BT08) (To be updated to include "TD12", "BT13" and "FC02")

Yep, I'm going to LOVE writing this one.

For those that don't know I main Dimension Police, and more specifically Dimensional Robos. But considering what I grew up with, Transformers, it's a form of logical progression really.
Dimensional Robos are the largest group in Dimension Police and with several possible builds so this post may be longer than the last two.

Dimensional Robos debuted with Super Dimensional Robo, Daiyusha in BT03, Demonic Lord Invasion, but since he was by hemself, with only three other units, we won't be mentioning that pack again for the rest of this article, I won't even put it in the tags. Daiyusha's skill is the same as Enigman Storm's and Super Dimensional Robo, Daiyard's, or rather that's the other way around and they have the same skill as him. Super Dimensional Robo, Daiyusha came first, of that make no mistake.

Following support for Daiyusha wouldn't come until BT08, at which time we were introduced to 7 new Dimensional Robo cards:

A brave's body and soul.
Starting things off we get the deck's new starter, and the core component to Daiyusha, Dimensional Robo, Goyusha.

First and foremost, Goyusha has a Forerunner skill, although it isn't listed as that on his card due to his age (not even on his trial deck reprint, which I find strange but oh well)

In addition to this when on rearguard, Goyusha can be used to trigger the Superior Ride of any Grade 3 with Dimensional Robo in it's card name from your deck. To do this though you must first have a Dimensional Robo Vanguard of Grade 2 or greater and then send another 4 Robos to the soul. Goyusha himself may be used towards paying the cost, and more often than not, he is.

A symbol of fighting spirit.
Dimensional Robo Daibattles, a Critical Trigger with a skill that provides 3000 power when removed from the soul.

Often ending up in the soul via Goyusha's skill, where it joins up with one or more of it's Grade 1 counterpart.

Dimensional Robo, Daibattles is also the right arm of Super Dimensional Robo, Daiyusha.

It may also possibly represent 'air' (I'll Explain this later)

Sharing the same chases as Daibattles, Dimensional Robo, Dailander, when called could provide Daiyusha a power boost of 4000, allowing the latter to go critical, and only for a counterblast 1 (also acting as a one turn 10k booster for that turn) however the boost could also be applied to any Dimensional Robo, regardless of name or position on the field.

In terms of visual distinctions, Dailander bears the number 3 where Daibattles has the number 2, it is also equipped with a twin mounted mortar cannons attached to it's tail fin.

Dimensional Robo, Dailander forms Daiyusha's left arm, and since I'm exploring the concept of elemental relation, Daibattles may represent "Earth".

"Determination" that will
carve a path
Rescue Yusha 4, Dimensional Robo, Daimariner is the BT08 D-Robo decks intended Grade 1 ride target and is also a unit you want to get into the should using Goyusha if you use Goyusha's skill.

Once in the soul it has the same skill as Daibattles, granting a 3000 for one turn power boost when removed from the soul.

It also forms the legs of Daiyusha and may also possibly represent water.

Anger that will strike back
at evil
Our 5th "Resuce Yusha" is Dimensional Robo, Daidragon, one of two beast type Dimesional Robos, ironically both of which are sub-clan beat sticks.Being the Grade 2 of these beat sticks means Daidragon will constantly be hitting with an attack power of 12000 if your Vanguard is a Dimensional Robo.

While it may be possible to form Daiyusha without needing Daidragon, however the incomplete gattai would have a significantly reduced power, and would lack any weapons.

Daidragon is Daiyusha's augmentation unit, and provides the Super Dimensional Robo's weapons and wings, anlong with some additional amour. (The skirt plates are also provided by Daidragon)

Daidragon, aside from "anger" may also represent "Fire" as the two often go hand in hand.

Alongside the Rescue Yusha the last remaining support card for Dimensional Robos, Super Dimenionsional Robo, Dailady. and aside from being a clone, I don't know what to make of the card, I've never even really liked the art. But it's not even like a robot with a humanoid face and hair can't work. Compare the following Designs for Dailady and a mecha from Super Robot Wars called Valsione.

Valsione pulls off the aesthetic that I think Dailady is trying to go by much more effectively and looks nicer for it. Instead of having a mecha face with human tones, Valsione goes for the full human look and manages to pass off as a human in an angelic armour, while it is then the rest of the body, particularly the legs, that reinforce the point of the unit actually being fully mechanical by leaving joins partially exposed and by it's footing.

So I've mentioned, Earth, Fire, Water and Air. The four symbolic Greek elements but the snag is that in the larger picture, it's all irrelevant. That's just a thought of mine that I wanted to get out there as I find that combining mecha sometimes make reference to elemental attributes, although those attributes aren't actually of any use, they are simply referenced.

In any case all 5 mecha come together to form the champion of Justice, Super Dimensional Robo, Daiyusha. During the Liberation War, against Aqua Force and a possessed Blue Storm Dragon, Maelstrom, Suber Dimensional Robo, Daiyusha elevated his power to the next level and managed to gain a new transformation, one with the power of Limit Break.

The last of the BT08 Dimensional Robos is none other than their boss unit, Daiyusha himself, in his strongest form yet. The newly evolved "ultimate champion of justice" Ultimate Dimensional Robo, Great Daiyusha.

At the time of his release in BT08, this really was the best Dimensional Robos had, since then he may have been outclassed by more recent releases but in the future there will once again be a reason to use this unit towards your main gambit. Being a Crossride (X-Ride) Great Daiyusha will have a 13000 base power when Super Dimensional Robo, Daiyusha is  in the soul, additionally to this his limit break gives him an additional 2000 when attacking along with an critical.
It should be noted that during Season 2, the meta was still 10k (or 13k) this meant Daiyusha could apply quite a bit of pressure to the 10k meta by hitting what was the magic number of the time, 15000, by himself. The catch is that you need 3 or more Dimensional Robos in the soul and at the time you couldn't achieve this consistently as excluding Goyusha, the most robos you'd have in your deck is 28. That may sound alot but you also have to look at this a different way.
You have 2 robos of each grade but what if you can't ride robos each grade? That's where Goyusha comes into play assuming he hadn't been retired by your opponent.
You have a high change of getting all the robos you need, but not as high chance of always riding them.

However, as of the start of Season 3 and the rise of the 11k meta, Great Daiyusha lost his effectiveness. Even then, you could argue he had poor synergy with his original form because he did virtually the same thing, bust with more restrictions as to how to achieve it, this includes the point of the skill being a Limit Break.

Speaking of Season 3, when Link Joker attacked, sparking the Invasion War, Daiyusha found himself overwhelmed by the invaders and in need of urgent reinforcements, The Dimension Police responded by dispatching Dimensional Robo, Kaizard commanding a squad of new Dimensional Robos, but since I really want to get this out before the end of the day so I'm for now going to post this in an incomplete state, it's not professional I know, but I never at any point claimed to making a profession out of this blog. I simply do what I feel like.