Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (超天元突破グレンラガン Chō Tengen Toppa Guren Ragan?, literally "Super Heaven-Piercing Gurren Lagann"), informally known as STTGL, is a large, mecha-like mass of energy formed during the final battle with the Anti-Spirals in the second movie adaptation of the series, The Lights in the Sky are Stars.
After Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann was destroyed by the Granzeboma, Team Dai-Gurren split its power into pieces to form their own separate Tengen Toppa Gunmen, including Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's head becoming Tengen Toppa Lagann. The rest of said team was composed of a Tengen Toppa Gunmen for all surviving members, along with Nia. After a lengthy battle, Lordgenome sacrificed himself to absorb the Anti-Spiral's Infinity Big Bang Storm and create a mass of Spiral Power, which Simon absorbed into the Tengen Toppa Lagann, combining with the other Tengen Toppa Gunmen to form the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. It only appears in the second movie, and never appeared in the original television series.
Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is very popular regarding its size, although it's impossible to calculate as the mecha is nothing but a materialized thought, and a higher dimensional entity (It doesn't exactly exist in the physical world).
However, its physical size can be estimated using available information. Estimates for its height range from 348.48 billion light years to 10.45 trillion light years. Compared to the observable universe, which has a diameter of 93 billion light years, the STTGL is 3.7 to 112 times longer than the observable universe.
According to an official guidebook, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is 1025 times Gurren Lagann's height. But the guidebook is ambiguous on a few details, including Gurren Lagann's height (while the book assumes 5 meters for the Arc and Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann's heights, it's ambiguous if that applies to Tengen Toppa as well) and a potential 10x multiplier (the exact wording being "In traditional Gurren Lagann style it's multiplied by 10", with the past tense implying the mutiplication has already happened). As such, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has four possible heights, ranging from 5.28 billion light years (with a 5-meter Gurren Lagann and no multiplier) to 158 billion light years (with a 15-meter Gurren Lagann and the 10x multiplier).
Comparing STTGL's foot with the Granzeboma and extrapolating using the average foot-length-to-size ratio of an average person (6.6, times 10 due to Granzeboma being 1/10th STTGL's foot), the height of STTGL is one of these four values: 348.48 billion light years, 1.045 trillion light years, 3.48 trillion light years, or 10.45 trillion light years. For calculations on this page, the one-trillion-light-year figure will be used.
After transforming into its drill form, its size is multiplied significantly, since its Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill is approximately 20 times longer (approximately 20 trillion light years) and at least sixteen times wider. This gives it a volume of 1.34 duodecillion cubic light-years, or approximately 3.3 million times the volume of the observable universe.
The Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann contains the mass of the Infinity Big Bang Storm that has the power on par with the birth of the entire universe, including the Multiverse Labyrinth composing many higher dimensional multiverses that branches infinitely with endless series of possibilities, the Super Spiral Space, higher-dimensional membranes, and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann itself as its head. The mass litterally is equal with the mass of the entire existence of Gurren Lagann franchise.
Its enormous mass indicates that it should have an enormous gravitational pull, which would suck in objects at a gravitational force orders of magnitude greater than the combined gravitational force of all supermassive black holes. In the movie, the Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill is shown to suck every matters in the entire Super Spiral Space and making it a vacuum space.
This form resembled an immeasurable mass of spiral power in the form of a faceless Kamina, the former pilot of Gurren, original founder of Team Gurren, and Simon's surrogate older brother, though it has "hair" closer to Simon's, complete with crimson cape and Simon's star glasses. Its size appears to be approximately 66 times taller than its preceding form, with the Granzeboma and all the Super Spiral galaxies looking tiny in comparison.
Attack and abilitiesEdit
Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill Break - Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann forms a drill from Spiral Power out of its right fist (a variant of the Giga Drill Break). This drill is over 180 times larger than STTGL (in terms of cone area). When it collided with Anti-Spiral Giga Drill Break, an equivalent attack from the Super Granzeboma, they caused the very Super Spiral Space the fight was held in to collapse on itself and caused Super Spiral Big Crunch. This attack proved not strong enough to overcome the Anti-Spiral Giga Drill Break, only weaker by a small margin.
In addition, Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has all the abilities of previous Gurren Lagann forms. These include abilities such as reality warping, creating energy and matter out of nothing, bringing large entities into existence, teleporting, traversing between dimensions and universes, and manipulating space-time and probability.
Examples of its space-time and probability manipulation abilities include punching holes through space-time, attacking targets at any point in space-time (in the past, present, and future), attacking through space-time without moving, and manipulating probability such that a 0% chance of survival becomes a 100% guarantee of victory. It is also capable of matching the mind, soul, power, reality, space, time and probability manipulation abilities of the Anti-Spirals.
Its reality-warping and probability manipulation abilities go even further in being able to negate and cancel out any reality-warping powers used by opponents, such as negating any attempts to attack it through space-time, negating any form of reality manipulation, and negating any other reality-warping powers that an opponent attempts to use against it. The Anti-Spirals used mind, soul, power, reality, space, time and probability manipulation, all of which were negated by Simon and the STTGL with their own mind, soul, power, reality, space, time and probability manipulation abilities. Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann also has other abilities previously demonstrated by its creator and main pilot, Simon, up until that point, such as telepathy, negating mind and soul manipulation, limitless spiral power growth.
PowerEditSuper Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is an 11-dimensional mecha, as it contains the mass equal to the entire universe corresponding 11 dimensional cosmology within it.
Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is shown to be almost equal in power to the Anti-Spiral's Super Granzeboma, but falls slightly short. Their very clash caused the very Super Spiral Space the fight was held in to collapse on itself and caused Super Spiral Big Crunch, which shown to suck every matters within it and making it a vacuum space.
Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has immeasurable ammount of speed, which is beyond the infinity of quantifiable number of measurable speed. Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is able to moves freely in Super Spiral Space, a space beyond time and space corresponding 11 dimensional reality, the speed of STTGL should be comparable and even faster to Simon who traversed all possible multiverses to save his comrades in short time. Additionaly comparable to the Ashtangas those able to travel beyond linear time and to the Anti-Spiral, beings capable of lightly transcend space time and controls multiple dimensions.
- In theory, the Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill Break did not fail to break the Anti-Spiral Giga Drill Break. It required the STTGL to weaken the indestructibility of the Super Granzeboma at the cost of its own structural integrity while combining every Giga Drill Break in history to finish destroying its only rival.
- Simon has inherited all of the spiral power that was generated by the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann allowing him to defeated the Anti-Spiral as said by Imaishi on his interview, in fact the Spiral energy isn't coming from the mecha, it's coming from pilot. Because the robot itself is only an armor or amplifier.
- Final Drill Guidebook
- Work Soul Databook
- Interviews (http://www.style.fm/as/13_special/mini_080404a.shtml, http://www.style.fm/as/13_special/mini_interview/gurren_movie2_4.shtml, https://mediag.bunka.go.jp/article/article-15013/)