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24th May '16 9:57:09 AM thekeyofe
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* ''[[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Warmachine]]'' gets its name from its big, steam powered robots called Warjacks. The predecessors to modern warjacks were the much-larger Colossals, which were obsolete for a while but have started being produced again as of the most recent book.

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* ''[[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Warmachine]]'' gets its name from its big, steam powered robots called Warjacks. The predecessors to modern warjacks were the much-larger Colossals, which were obsolete for a while but have started being produced again as of by all the most recent book.major nations of Immoren.



* ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' series: Wanzers (portmanteau of German for "Walking Tank").

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* ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' series: series has Wanzers (portmanteau which is a portmanteau of German ''Wanderung Panzer'' (German for "Walking Tank").
26th Apr '16 10:25:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo'' has QT ARMS (or Quantum Technology Advanced Reinforced Maneuvering Shroud) for the main girls, with the B.O.A.R Ship (Beyond Orbit Azonal Runabout) for two employees of the Space Police, and a mechanised force called Existence [[spoiler: who were made to serve the titular Girl Who Leapt Through Space]]

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* ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo'' ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace'' has QT ARMS (or Quantum Technology Advanced Reinforced Maneuvering Shroud) for the main girls, with the B.O.A.R Ship (Beyond Orbit Azonal Runabout) for two employees of the Space Police, and a mechanised force called Existence [[spoiler: who were made to serve the titular Girl Who Leapt Through Space]]
25th Apr '16 5:04:38 PM davelerner
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* ''Literature/BabeRuthManTankGladiator'' uses man-tanks.
20th Apr '16 12:37:53 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'': Variable Fighters (TransformingMecha, with the mecha mode additionally being refered to as a Battroid) and Destroids (Non-Transforming). The Zentraedi also have their Battle Pods. Also, variable fighters are frequently referred to as Valkyries, which was the actual nickname of the first regular production VF.



* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'': Variable Fighters (TransformingMecha, with the mecha mode additionally being refered to as a Battroid) and Destroids (Non-Transforming). The Zentraedi also have their Battle Pods. Also, variable fighters are frequently referred to as Valkyries, which was the actual nickname of the first regular production VF.
20th Apr '16 12:36:53 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': Variable Fighters (TransformingMecha, with the mecha mode additionally being refered to as a Battroid) and Destroids (Non-Transforming). The Zentraedi also have their Battle Pods. Also, variable fighters are frequently referred to as Valkyries, which was the actual nickname of the first regular production VF.

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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': ''Anime/{{Macross}}'': Variable Fighters (TransformingMecha, with the mecha mode additionally being refered to as a Battroid) and Destroids (Non-Transforming). The Zentraedi also have their Battle Pods. Also, variable fighters are frequently referred to as Valkyries, which was the actual nickname of the first regular production VF.
17th Apr '16 1:27:54 PM arisboch
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Knightmare Frames. Later in the series comes the Knight Giga Fortress, which is essentially a giant flying cockpit with KMF technology (equivalent to the Mobile Armor in ''Gundam'').

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Knightmare Frames.Frames (a wordplay between "nightmare" and a "knight's mare"). Later in the series comes the Knight Giga Fortress, which is essentially a giant flying cockpit with KMF technology (equivalent to the Mobile Armor in ''Gundam'').
4th Apr '16 4:00:35 PM WillKeaton
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* Franchise/MetalGear: Early Kojima nomenclature (''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'', ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' and ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'') made Metal Gears a subgroup of mechs as a whole, which were referred to as Heavy Walkers. The presence of Metal Gear Gustavs, a rejected boss from ''Metal Gear 2'', suggested that the term "Metal Gear" was just an affectionate nickname for Heavy Walkers. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' [[RetCon clarified]] the issue by saying that the difference between a Metal Gear and a Walking Tank is that the Metal Gears are useful in terms of the global nuclear map, and Walking Tanks (like the Gekkos) are simply weapons. This was probably brought into the canon because the main Metal Gear of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' was more of a [[spoiler:submarine.]] Regardless, by ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' the term "Metal Gear" has essentially taken over for concepts similar to real [=UAVs=] and [=UGVs=], as AI-controlled weapons similar to the Gekko are now referred to as "Unmanned Metal Gears", or more simply "Unmanned Gears".

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* Franchise/MetalGear: ''Franchise/MetalGear'': Early Kojima nomenclature (''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'', ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' and ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'') made Metal Gears a subgroup of mechs as a whole, which were referred to as Heavy Walkers. The presence of Metal Gear Gustavs, a rejected boss from ''Metal Gear 2'', suggested that the term "Metal Gear" was just an affectionate nickname for Heavy Walkers. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' [[RetCon clarified]] the issue by saying that the difference between a Metal Gear and a Walking Tank is that the Metal Gears are useful in terms of the global nuclear map, and Walking Tanks (like the Gekkos) are simply weapons. This was probably brought into the canon because the main Metal Gear of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' was more of a [[spoiler:submarine.]] Regardless, by ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' the term "Metal Gear" has essentially taken over for concepts similar to real [=UAVs=] and [=UGVs=], as AI-controlled weapons similar to the Gekko are now referred to as "Unmanned Metal Gears", or more simply "Unmanned Gears".
4th Apr '16 4:00:09 PM WillKeaton
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** [=IndustrialMechs=] exist as well. It's just that they are so varied that there really is no one "category" of [=IndustrialMechs=]. You have [=LoggerMechs=], [=LifterMechs=], the long list even includes [=CattleMechs=]. Partial list is available in an older "3025 Tech Manual". Which, because of the Unseen designs, was redone and all the [=IndustrialMechs=] went away for "Star League Era" designs from the even more out of print 2750 TRO. Newer manuals have a short list of some of the [=IndustrialMechs=] one might see modified for battle or in use. (Such as the [=SalvageMechs=] designed to haul damaged BattleMechs back to base.)

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** [=IndustrialMechs=] exist as well. It's just that they are so varied that there really is no one "category" of [=IndustrialMechs=]. You have [=LoggerMechs=], [=LifterMechs=], the long list even includes [=CattleMechs=]. Partial list is available in an older "3025 Tech Manual". Which, because of the Unseen designs, was redone and all the [=IndustrialMechs=] went away for "Star League Era" designs from the even more out of print 2750 TRO. Newer manuals have a short list of some of the [=IndustrialMechs=] one might see modified for battle or in use. (Such as the [=SalvageMechs=] designed to haul damaged BattleMechs [=BattleMechs=] back to base.)
4th Apr '16 3:58:55 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Anime/{{Xabungle}}'' has Walker Machines. The titular WM gets the Combat Mecha due to the fact that dedicated combat WMs are rare.

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* ''Anime/{{Xabungle}}'' has Walker Machines. The titular WM gets the Combat Mecha due to the fact that dedicated combat WMs [=WMs=] are rare.
4th Apr '16 3:57:58 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' has [=STRAINs=] (STRategic Armored INfantry) and [=GAMBEEs=] (General Axis Motorized Battle Exoskeleton Equipment).

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* ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' has [=STRAINs=] (STRategic ([=STRategic Armored INfantry) INfantry=]) and [=GAMBEEs=] (General Axis Motorized Battle Exoskeleton Equipment).
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