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13th Jun '17 1:41:29 AM Kuruni
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** Except for Autozam's GTO and FTO: the only time they're called by a generic name is when Fuu calls them robots when comparing them with both of Chizeta's Djinn.
12th Jun '17 10:37:00 PM gabrielpc
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* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' In Cephiro, a Rune-God is basically a mecha that's controlled by a Magic Knight's spirit. This is an attempted {{Woolseyism}}--the original Japanese PunnyName is "Mashin", both "Demon-God" and "Machine". In the [[UsefulNotes/LatinAmerica LatAm]] dub made in LA they're known as "Genies", in the OVA's dubbed in mexico they are just "Gods"

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* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' In Cephiro, a Rune-God is basically a mecha that's controlled by a Magic Knight's spirit. This is an attempted {{Woolseyism}}--the original Japanese PunnyName is "Mashin", both "Demon-God" and "Machine". In the [[UsefulNotes/LatinAmerica LatAm]] dub made in LA they're known as "Genies", in the OVA's dubbed in mexico they are just "Gods""Gods".
** Except for Autozam's GTO and FTO: the only time they're called by a generic name is when Fuu calls them robots when comparing them with both of Chizeta's Djinn.
13th May '17 5:32:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'': Sometimes.

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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'': ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': Sometimes.
7th May '17 8:35:37 PM Kuruni
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* Arm Slaves appear in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' Arm Slave is for "Armored Mobile Master-Slave System" and is often shortened to just AS. Arm Slaves essentially mimic the [[MotionCaptureMecha movements of their pilots]], so the name actually makes some sense (although you'd think people would come up with a better name for them then that).[[note]]The established term for this in sci-fi is a "waldo", or maybe "voodoo control". Whether this is better or worse term is dependent on the beholder.[[/note]]
** In a author's note in the novel, it's mentioned that when the Americans first revealed the "AS" acronym, the general public thought it was short for "Assault Soldier". So even though Arm Slave is the official term, Assault Soldier is the popular name among civilians mostly because it just sounds better.

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* Arm Slaves appear in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' Arm Slave is for "Armored Mobile Master-Slave System" and is often shortened to just AS. Arm Slaves essentially mimic the [[MotionCaptureMecha movements of their pilots]], so the name actually makes some sense (although you'd think people would come up with a better name for them then that).[[note]]The established term for this in sci-fi is a "waldo", or maybe "voodoo control". Whether this is better or worse term is dependent on the beholder.[[/note]]
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[[/note]] In a author's note in the novel, it's mentioned that when the Americans first revealed the "AS" acronym, the general public thought it was short for "Assault Soldier". So even though Arm Slave is the official term, Assault Soldier is the popular name among civilians mostly because it just sounds better.
7th May '17 5:52:21 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** In a author's note in the novel, it's mentioned that when the Americans first revealed the "AS" acronym, the general public thought it was short for "Assault Soldier". So even though Arm Slave is the official term, Assault Soldier is the popular name among civilians mostly because it just sounds better.
7th May '17 5:45:25 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* In ''Anime/CrossAnge'', they are called Para-mails which the cast got the design based on the more powerful Ragna-mail.

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* In ''Anime/CrossAnge'', they ''Anime/CrossAnge'' has Para-Mails, which are based on ancient machines called Ragna-Mails. [[spoiler: The Dragons' Ragna-Mail replicas are called Para-mails which the cast got the design based on the more powerful Ragna-mail.Ryuu-Shin-Ki, or "Dragon Sacred Treasures".]]
5th May '17 11:14:30 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** Then comes the Titans of the Adeptus Mechanicus, which is fully a splinter faction of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Unlike the Knights, these things are considered actual God Machines, and they get more guns the higher up you get on the scale. Their chassis ranges in size from the 15-meter-tall Warhound Scout Titan to the gargantuan Imperator-class Titan, a 55-meter walking cathedral-fortress able to house a company of soldiers and sporting weapons rated against capital ships. And sometimes they get a few offshoots in the process, either from a lost blueprint or after one too many retrofits.

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*** Then comes the Titans of the Adeptus Mechanicus, which is fully a splinter faction of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Unlike the Knights, these things are considered actual God Machines, and they get more guns the higher up you get on the scale. Their chassis ranges in size from the 15-meter-tall Warhound Scout Titan to the gargantuan Imperator-class Titan, a 55-meter walking cathedral-fortress able to house a company of soldiers and sporting weapons rated against capital ships. And sometimes they get a few offshoots in the process, either from a lost blueprint or after one too many retrofits. The canon is ''massively'' inconsistent on actual scale; Imperators especially can be anywhere from 40 to 100 meters tall depending on source.
30th Apr '17 6:14:16 PM nombretomado
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** First up, Transformers are generally sentient robots that can transform into vehicles and animals, although in [[Film/{{Transformers}} the films]] and ''TransformersAnimated'' [[NotUsingTheZWord they're not referred in such words]] (save for the second film, when the former Sector 7 guy calls them that).

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** First up, Transformers are generally sentient robots that can transform into vehicles and animals, although in [[Film/{{Transformers}} the films]] and ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' [[NotUsingTheZWord they're not referred in such words]] (save for the second film, when the former Sector 7 guy calls them that).



*** In ''[[TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' the Headmaster unit is something else entirely: namely, a robotic head that cuts off other robots' heads to take over their bodies (and can turn into a small full robot in emergencies).

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*** In ''[[TransformersAnimated ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' the Headmaster unit is something else entirely: namely, a robotic head that cuts off other robots' heads to take over their bodies (and can turn into a small full robot in emergencies).
17th Apr '17 3:57:09 PM WillKeaton
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The name used is usually different in just about every series that features HumongousMecha, unless it's deliberately trying to reference another series.

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The name used is usually to describe the HumongousMecha tends to be different in just about every series that features HumongousMecha, them, unless it's that series is deliberately trying to reference another series.
26th Mar '17 11:20:59 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/TitanFall'' has the eponymous Titans, which have limited AI to act autonomously or can be boarded and controlled by their Pilot.
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