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10th Oct '17 11:41:58 AM PoisonClaw
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* Silhouette Knights, the {{Magitek}} mecha from ''LightNovel/KnightsAndMagic'' are distinctly not robots, but massive, magically powered suits of armor.
28th Aug '17 11:03:19 AM CosmicFerret
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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'': ''VideoGame/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".
7th Aug '17 4:51:29 AM MarqFJA
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* ''TabletopGame/BlissStage'' has the [=ANIMa=], or A lien N umina I nversion Ma chine. It's not [[EmpathicWeapon literally a giant robot,]] though.

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* ''TabletopGame/BlissStage'' has the [=ANIMa=], or A lien N umina I nversion Ma chine.'''A'''lien '''N'''umina '''I'''nversion '''Ma'''chine. It's not [[EmpathicWeapon literally a giant robot,]] though.
2nd Jul '17 2:40:53 AM Piterpicher
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* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' mostly uses the same names as ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', although the fighters and other human transforming mecha are called Veritechs. Although the series often ''did'' refer to them collectively as "Mecha." The VF-1 Veritech was [[RetCon retroactively renamed]] the "VF-1 Valkyrie Veritech Fighter" after the Macross original in time for the 20th anniversary release of RobotechTheShadowChronicles in 2006.

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* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' mostly uses the same names as ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', although the fighters and other human transforming mecha are called Veritechs. Although the series often ''did'' refer to them collectively as "Mecha." The VF-1 Veritech was [[RetCon retroactively renamed]] the "VF-1 Valkyrie Veritech Fighter" after the Macross original in time for the 20th anniversary release of RobotechTheShadowChronicles ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' in 2006.
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".]]
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