Appearance & CapabilitiesEdit
Getter Emperor has currently only been seen in the form of 'Getter Emperor 1' which follows the traditional Getter 1 design, and expands upon it. Other forms are speculated to follow the same pattern as the Shin Getter Robo manga shows two other components.
Getter Emperor is an ever-expanding mech typically depicted at a galactic scale. Its components are composed of three large starships with the heads of the Getter 1-3 formations that are able to combine. Weaponry is unknown aside from the Eagle equivalent possessing a Getter Beam capable of producing amounts of energy equivalent to those produced by the Big Bang, the complete machine's own Getter Beam which is capable of traveling over 400 million light-years, and the machine's own size likely due to an enormous gravitational field and the corrosive nature of concentrated Getter Rays.
It is heavily implicated that Emperor is just a highly evolved form of the Getter Robo G, after it had been buried by Benkei and gone into a cocoon state for many years, although it can also be stated to be the final evolution of any Getter Robo.
Getter Emperor is a massive, ever-expanding Getter Machine existing in the far future. It signifies the unstoppable force of Getter Rays, and poses a threat to all life in the universe as a result of its sheer size and power. In all appearances of Shin Getter Robo, the Emperor has been alluded to; usually in the form of either the appearance of the Emperor's equivalent of the Eagle Machine.
Getter Emperor's first official appearance was in the manga Shin Getter Robo. Here, it is depicted in the distant future terrorizing an alien armada called the Andromeda Country. This prompts one of its smaller vessels to travel back to the era of the creation of the Emperor's possible larval form: Shin Getter Robo. After a grueling struggle, the enormous vessel is pulled -along with Ryoma Nagare and Hayato Jin in Shin Getter Robo- back to its native era where it is destroyed by Getter Emperor. After Ryoma and Hayato ponder the meaning of this enormous Getter, they are sent back to their own time.
The Getter Emperor would appear in other media including a possible copy used by a future group of humans lead by clones of Musashi Tomoe. It also appeared in a few OVAs including Getter Robo Armageddon where it appeared in Getter Valhalla while offering some fire power in the battle against the Invaders and New Getter Robo where Ryoma encounters the Emperor in a possible future and later crushing Tamonten after the battle with him. Ryoma goes to face it alone in his Getter Machine while fighting off other Getter Robo to prevent the Emperor from ever coming into creation.
- Getter Emperor's expanding power and size has earned hearty amounts of debate concerning it and other 'almighty' mecha such as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Demonbane.