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28th Dec '17 5:11:50 AM jormis29
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** Novel ''Gaia Gear'' add Man Machine, which look like mobile suit, but with advance technology that's on completely another level.

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** Novel ''Gaia Gear'' ''Literature/GaiaGear' add Man Machine, which look like mobile suit, but with advance technology that's on completely another level.
8th Dec '17 4:41:45 PM JackTheHammer
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* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'', they are called "Artifices."
11th Nov '17 6:40:16 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The SNES game ''VideoGame/BattleClash'' called their mechas Standing Tanks (or S.T.'s for short)

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* The SNES game ''VideoGame/BattleClash'' called their mechas robot vehicles Standing Tanks (or S.T.'s for short)short). This is because the "Battle Game" was originally fought with outdated tanks until it got popular enough for the participants to build machines from the ground up for. Even when the machines start flying, the term "standing tank" sticks.
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.
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