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29th Apr '16 6:16:12 PM YpsiFang
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* The suits of haunted armor from ''VideoGame/Brawlhalla'' that fell from the sky and attacked the villagers of the Ikrusk.
28th Apr '16 11:32:42 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Alphonse Elric is one of these. Different in that he's a main character, and a good guy. Also, the fact that he has the voice of an eleven-year-old takes a lot of the intimidation factor right out. It ''does'' [[IAmNotShazam get him mistaken]] for the Fullmetal Alchemist [[RunningGag on a regular basis]], which annoys his brother Ed - the ''real'' Fullmetal Alchemist - to no end.

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** Alphonse Elric is one of these. Different in that he's a main character, and a good guy. Also, the The fact that he has the voice of an eleven-year-old takes a lot of the intimidation factor right out. It ''does'' [[IAmNotShazam get him mistaken]] for the Fullmetal Alchemist [[RunningGag on a regular basis]], which annoys his brother Ed - the ''real'' Fullmetal Alchemist - to no end.



* In the ''Anime/RoninWarriors'' [=OVA=] ''Gaiden'' the Armor of Halo is seen running around the streets of New York without its owner. Turns out it is being controlled by [[EvilSorcerer Shikaisen]] the BigBad of the story. The Armor of Torrent is seen walking on its own in the last episode of the [=OVA=] ''Legend of the Inferno Armor'' in order to join the other Ronin armors that were captured by [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mukala]]. It has been confirmed by the main characters that the armors can be used for good or evil. But the more fights the armors are used in, especially without the human spirit, [[TheHeartless the more corrupt the armors become]]. That is why by the end of the second [=OVA=] [[spoiler: the armors are destroyed for good]].

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* In the ''Anime/RoninWarriors'' [=OVA=] ''Gaiden'' the Armor of Halo is seen running around the streets of New York without its owner. Turns out it is being controlled by [[EvilSorcerer Shikaisen]] the BigBad of the story. The Armor of Torrent is seen walking on its own in the last episode of the [=OVA=] ''Legend of the Inferno Armor'' in order to join the other Ronin armors that were captured by [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mukala]]. It has been confirmed by the main characters that the armors can be used for good or evil. But evil but the more fights the armors are used in, especially without the human spirit, [[TheHeartless the more corrupt the armors become]]. That is why by the end of the second [=OVA=] [[spoiler: the armors are destroyed for good]].


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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Fairtheora's sentinel armor is enchanted to move on its own if need be.
13th Mar '16 12:05:58 AM nombretomado
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* ConanTheBarbarian once fought one of these guys, realising he was screwed as even though he could chop the arm and the head of the armor off, the thing could still attack. Thankfully the Wench of the Week shone some light into the priest controlling it, following which it collapsed like a sack of potatoes.

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* ConanTheBarbarian ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian once fought one of these guys, realising he was screwed as even though he could chop the arm and the head of the armor off, the thing could still attack. Thankfully the Wench of the Week shone some light into the priest controlling it, following which it collapsed like a sack of potatoes.
7th Feb '16 11:27:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheAdventuresOfMarkTwain'', the Mysterious Stranger is depicted as an empty suit of red plate armor holding an animate masquerade-style mask on a stick where its head should be.
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* In ''TheAdventuresOfMarkTwain'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfMarkTwain'', the Mysterious Stranger is depicted as an empty suit of red plate armor holding an animate masquerade-style mask on a stick where its head should be.
* MarvelCinematicUniverse:Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:



* In Kristen Britain's novel ''FirstRidersCall'', out of control magic causes every suit of armor inside the palace to come to life and attack the inhabitants for a period of about an hour.

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* In Kristen Britain's novel ''FirstRidersCall'', ''Literature/FirstRidersCall'', out of control magic causes every suit of armor inside the palace to come to life and attack the inhabitants for a period of about an hour.



* ''GauntsGhosts'' books have the wirewolves, daemons inhabiting suits of armour. The fething things are definite {{Lightning Bruiser}}s.
* Lancelot fights against an animated suit of armor in the RogerZelazny short story "The Last Defender of Camelot".

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* ''GauntsGhosts'' ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' books have the wirewolves, daemons inhabiting suits of armour. The fething things are definite {{Lightning Bruiser}}s.
* Lancelot fights against an animated suit of armor in the RogerZelazny Creator/RogerZelazny short story "The Last Defender of Camelot".
27th Jan '16 2:36:50 PM Josef5678
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* The Guard Armor/Opposite Armor, the second boss of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''. Hard to say whether it's exactly empty, but it certainly doesn't have a person in it. The same creature shows up again in ''358/2 Days''; from the looks of it, it seems more like it actually ''is'' the armour, rather than something controlling it. Considering that it has RaymanianLimbs, and the ability to fire energy shots when it turns into the Opposite Armor, that should have been a no-brainer.

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* The Guard Armor/Opposite Armor, the second boss of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''. Hard to say whether it's exactly empty, but it certainly doesn't have a person in it. The same creature shows up again in ''358/2 Days''; from the looks of it, it seems more like it actually ''is'' the armour, rather than something controlling it. Considering that it has RaymanianLimbs, FloatingLimbs, and the ability to fire energy shots when it turns into the Opposite Armor, that should have been a no-brainer.
6th Jan '16 8:20:04 PM nombretomado
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* Nightmare from the ''SoulSeries'' (see [[ImageLinks/AnimatedArmor Image Links]]) spent some time this way until his defeat and death in ''VideoGame/SoulCaliburIV'' requiring him to possess another human in ''VideoGame/SoulCaliburV'' when [[BackFromTheDead his minions reassemble the fragments of Soul Edge]]
* ''VagrantStory'''s Dullahan, Last Crusader, Nightstalker, and Dark Crusader are all suits of armor that [[GeniusLoci Lea Monde]] has infused with the power of the Dark. Some are sent to bar Ashley's way by Sydney himself; others are reanimated by the [[CorruptChurch Knights of the Cross]].
* The character Grey in ''ValkyrieProfile'' had his soul bound to an empty suit of armor, as well as Barbarossa and his {{Palette Swap}}s.

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* Nightmare from the ''SoulSeries'' ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' (see [[ImageLinks/AnimatedArmor Image Links]]) spent some time this way until his defeat and death in ''VideoGame/SoulCaliburIV'' requiring him to possess another human in ''VideoGame/SoulCaliburV'' when [[BackFromTheDead his minions reassemble the fragments of Soul Edge]]
* ''VagrantStory'''s ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'''s Dullahan, Last Crusader, Nightstalker, and Dark Crusader are all suits of armor that [[GeniusLoci Lea Monde]] has infused with the power of the Dark. Some are sent to bar Ashley's way by Sydney himself; others are reanimated by the [[CorruptChurch Knights of the Cross]].
* The character Grey in ''ValkyrieProfile'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' had his soul bound to an empty suit of armor, as well as Barbarossa and his {{Palette Swap}}s.
6th Jan '16 7:17:43 AM Waddle
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* In ''{{TheGuyver}} manga/animation. If the host is killed while in use of the armor, it goes into a murderous autopilot until it's host is resurrected. Technically not empty of a occupant aside from a temporary corpse, still qualifies for this trope regardless.

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* In ''{{TheGuyver}} manga/animation. ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'': If the host is killed while in use of the armor, it goes into a murderous autopilot until it's host is resurrected. Technically not empty of a occupant aside from a temporary corpse, still qualifies for this trope regardless.
27th Dec '15 4:31:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Slayers}} Evolution-R'' the cast meets one of these when they begin their search for the Hellmaster's Jar. This armor is in fact possessed by the soul of Naga the Serpent, who had a run-in with another cursed jar. In the process Naga lost her memories and began referring to herself as Nama.

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* In ''{{Slayers}} ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}} Evolution-R'' the cast meets one of these when they begin their search for the Hellmaster's Jar. This armor is in fact possessed by the soul of Naga the Serpent, who had a run-in with another cursed jar. In the process Naga lost her memories and began referring to herself as Nama.
16th Dec '15 8:02:08 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''{{Elenium}}'', the heroes find themselves up against a number of armored baddies. Until they realize that it is just armor with dusty remains that have been programmed to [[ArtificialStupidity defend the stone they stand on]], [[DisasterDominoes which turns out to be a mistake]]. [[spoiler: The armour was enchanted by [[TheDragon Otha]], who had frightening amounts of power, but also a frightening lack of common sense.]]

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* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''{{Elenium}}'', ''Literature/TheElenium'', the heroes find themselves up against a number of armored baddies. Until they realize that it is just armor with dusty remains that have been programmed to [[ArtificialStupidity defend the stone they stand on]], [[DisasterDominoes which turns out to be a mistake]]. [[spoiler: The armour was enchanted by [[TheDragon Otha]], who had frightening amounts of power, but also a frightening lack of common sense.]]
14th Dec '15 2:55:57 AM Lumbargo
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* In ''Manga/DungeonMeshi'', animated armor stands vigilant in an old throne room. They prove to slot into the ecosystem of the dungeon just like like any other monster.
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