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18th Mar '17 11:43:15 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' features the Divine Beasts, a set of four giant {{Magitek}} elemental mecha designed to aid the hero in fighting Ganon. They are Vah Rutah (elephant, power over water); Vah Rudania (salamander, power over fire); Vah Medoh (bird, power over wind); and Vah Naboris (camel, power over lightning). Unfortunately, the last time they were used, Ganon's evil took control of them and turned them against Hyrule. Link has to find a way to purify them so they can be used properly this time around.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' features the Divine Beasts, a set of four giant {{Magitek}} elemental mecha designed to aid the hero in fighting Ganon. They are Vah Rutah (elephant, power over water); Vah Rudania (salamander, (lizard, power over fire); Vah Medoh (bird, power over wind); and Vah Naboris (camel, power over lightning). Unfortunately, the last time they were used, Ganon's evil took control of them and turned them against Hyrule. Link has to find a way to purify regain control over them so they can be used properly this time around.around.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'': The bosses of the series are all gigantic mechanical sea creatures. Though they mimic the movements of living creatures extremely well, the lore states that they are in fact just machines piloted by other creatures.
18th Mar '17 11:39:45 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' features the Divine Beasts, a set of four giant {{Magitek}} elemental mecha designed to aid the hero in fighting Ganon. They are Vah Rutah (elephant, power over water); Vah Rudania (salamander, power over fire); Vah Medoh (bird, power over wind); and Vah Naboris (camel, power over lightning). Unfortunately, the last time they were used, Ganon's evil took control of them and turned them against Hyrule. Link has to find a way to purify them so they can be used properly this time around.
28th Dec '16 11:30:48 AM MiddleEighth
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*Theecat's equibots in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', which can merge to become Lord Equus, a horse-headed HumongousMecha.
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14th Nov '16 2:54:26 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'': The Flying Octopus, Comicbook/DocOctopus' aircraft looks like a... flying octopus.

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* ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'': The Flying Octopus, Comicbook/DocOctopus' Comicbook/DoctorOctopus' aircraft looks like a... flying octopus.
14th Nov '16 2:53:31 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'': The Flying Octopus, Comicbook/DocOctopus' aircraft looks like a... flying octopus.
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11th Nov '16 12:04:40 AM Morgenthaler
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Animal mecha are, simply put, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin mecha built in the shape of animals]]. They are usually modeled after creatures considered {{Badass}}, especially [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]], [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]], predatory beasts ([[PantheraAwesome often big cats]]), and [[GiantFlyer birds of prey]].

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Animal mecha are, simply put, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin mecha built in the shape of animals]]. They are usually modeled after creatures considered {{Badass}}, badass, especially [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]], [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]], predatory beasts ([[PantheraAwesome often big cats]]), and [[GiantFlyer birds of prey]].
18th Oct '16 6:52:49 PM MagnusForce
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* In ''Series/UltraSeven'' the eel {{kaiju}} "Eleking", controlled by Pitt aliens.
5th Oct '16 6:22:21 AM Prfnoff
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* The final level of ''VideoGame/JamesPond 3'', "Bovine Aerial Assault," has the BigBad piloting a cow mecha.
* In ''VideoGame/RabioLepus'', you play in the flying rabbit mecha Usagi.
* The post-facelift Caldari Scorpion starship in ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' evokes the design of a scorpion, with large "claws" containing weapons and a large tail section. The pre-facelift version looked like a [[FashionableAsymmetry scorpion with only one claw]].



* The final level of ''VideoGame/JamesPond 3'', "Bovine Aerial Assault," has the BigBad piloting a cow mecha.
* In ''VideoGame/RabioLepus'', you play in the flying rabbit mecha Usagi.
* The post-facelift Caldari Scorpion starship in ''Videogame/EVEOnline'' evokes the design of a scorpion, with large "claws" containing weapons and a large tail section. The pre-facelift version looked like a [[FashionableAsymmetry scorpion with only one claw]].
20th Mar '16 4:53:33 PM nighttrainfm
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* Several ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series, with ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'' being the first installment to feature AnimalMecha. The most notable, of course is ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', a.k.a. ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Aside from that airship that looks like a bird from ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger''.

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* Several ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series, with series. In adapting one into the other, sapient, ''talking'' mecha sometimes become more like giant animals (Abaranger into Dino Thunder and Go-Onger into RPM).
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''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'' being was the first installment to feature AnimalMecha. a full set of AnimalMecha, not counting that airship that looks like a bird from ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger''.
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The most notable, recognizable PR examples are probably the Dinozords of course is ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', a.k.a. ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Aside from that airship that looks like a bird from ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger''.
20th Mar '16 4:50:50 PM nighttrainfm
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* Several ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series, with ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'' being the first installment to feature AnimalMecha. The most notable, of course is ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', a.k.a. ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Aside from that airship that looks like a bird from ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger''.



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* Several ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series, with ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'' being the first installment to feature AnimalMecha. The most notable, of course is ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', a.k.a. ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Aside from that airship that looks like a bird from ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger''.
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* Of course, ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (which by then was already being adapted into ''Franchise/PowerRangers'') got into the act too, with ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman''/''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' and ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger''/''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' being prominent examples.
** The Guardian Beasts from ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', sentient dinosaur mecha who combine into '''God'''. Their Dinozord counterparts were never treated as fully sentient.
** ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' also has Dinosaur Mecha, the Bakuryuu...except this time, they're all Dinosaurs (well, ok, a few are just prehistoric reptilians, like pterasaurs and dimetrodons, but close enough), unlike ''Zyuranger'' (only the Triceratops and T-Rex are truly Dinosaurs). They're all intelligent, reasoning creatures and characters in their own right. Their [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder American counterparts]] are cybernetic animals.
*** What's weird is that rather than mecha, the Bakuryuu are said to be actual descendants of the dinosaurs (on an alternate Earth). Full-body cyborgs, maybe?
*** Meanwhile, the Wild Zords of ''Wild Force'' are the animal mecha protectors of the ancient kingdom of Animaria, with animal intelligence and then some - they're who chose the Rangers, and the Megazord from the GreatOffscreenWar 3,000 years ago is now "Animus, Lord of the Wild Zords," the ultimate authority above even Princess Shayla, who is this season's Zordon equivalent. You gotta wonder why ''they're'' metal and can [[CombiningMecha combine]].


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* Of course, ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (which by then was already being adapted into ''Franchise/PowerRangers'') got into the act too, with ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman''/''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' and ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger''/''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' being prominent examples.
** The Guardian Beasts from ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', sentient dinosaur mecha who combine into '''God'''. Their Dinozord counterparts were never treated as fully sentient.
** ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' also has Dinosaur Mecha, the Bakuryuu...except this time, they're all Dinosaurs (well, ok, a few are just prehistoric reptilians, like pterasaurs and dimetrodons, but close enough), unlike ''Zyuranger'' (only the Triceratops and T-Rex are truly Dinosaurs). They're all intelligent, reasoning creatures and characters in their own right. Their [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder American counterparts]] are cybernetic animals.
*** What's weird is that rather than mecha, the Bakuryuu are said to be actual descendants of the dinosaurs (on an alternate Earth). Full-body cyborgs, maybe?
*** Meanwhile, the Wild Zords of ''Wild Force'' are the animal mecha protectors of the ancient kingdom of Animaria, with animal intelligence and then some - they're who chose the Rangers, and the Megazord from the GreatOffscreenWar 3,000 years ago is now "Animus, Lord of the Wild Zords," the ultimate authority above even Princess Shayla, who is this season's Zordon equivalent. You gotta wonder why ''they're'' metal and can [[CombiningMecha combine]].
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