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27th Jun '16 11:00:25 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has Manhacks, deployed by Combine soldiers, vicious little flying robots that consist of a camera eye and a buzzsaw. Manhacks are mainly used for riot control, and often fly about in swarms, shredding any hostile they encounter.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has Manhacks, deployed by Combine soldiers, vicious little flying robots that consist of a camera eye and a buzzsaw. Manhacks are mainly used for riot control, and often fly about in swarms, shredding any hostile they encounter. Gordon can use the Gravity Gun to catch them and send them flying into walls or into Combine soldiers themselves. They can also be used as floating buzz saws to limited effect.



** The RobotBuddy ED-E in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has this function, along with mobile storage and crafting tools. Ulysses, the boss of ''Lonesome Road'', is supported by a pair of respawning Eyebots, which also provide repair and healing services to him.

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** The RobotBuddy ED-E in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has this function, along with mobile storage and crafting tools. tools with more added in ''Lonesome Road'' provided the Couirer has found them. Ulysses, the final boss of ''Lonesome Road'', is supported by a pair of respawning Eyebots, which also provide repair and healing services to him.him. This is bad because he is the single toughest boss in game[[note]]He has 100 skill in Guns, Melee Weapons, and Explosives, and 880 minimum to 1030 maximum hit points[[/note]], and you have a horde of Marked Men trying to kill you at the same time.
27th Jun '16 10:17:37 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise has a few examples of attack drones. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', you encounter an enemy that throws out these two little balls that somehow turn into [[DoppelgangerAttack holographic clones]] of him that can kill you with their holographic guns and can take a lot more damage than he can, though the technology is never seen again (probably [[LostTechnology Forerunner tech]] the Covenant couldn't reverse-engineer). In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' backstory though, this is taken to the extreme, with two ridiculously advanced Forerunner AIs duking it out with fleets of thousands of drone [[StandardSciFiFleet capital ships]] which are commandeered by the AIs after their crews die. Supplementary materials also reveal that some of the UNSC fighter-craft you see in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' are actually [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/F-99_Unmanned_Combat_Aerial_Vehicle unmanned drones]]. Additionally, there are a number of other types of attack drones mentioned in the ExpandedUniverse.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise has a few examples of attack drones. drones:
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In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', you encounter an enemy that throws out these two little balls that somehow turn into [[DoppelgangerAttack holographic clones]] of him that can kill you with their holographic guns and can take a lot more damage than he can, though the technology is never seen again (probably [[LostTechnology Forerunner tech]] the Covenant couldn't reverse-engineer). reverse-engineer).
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In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' backstory though, told in the terminals, this is taken to the extreme, with two ridiculously advanced Forerunner AIs [=AIs=] duking it out with fleets of thousands of drone [[StandardSciFiFleet capital ships]] which are commandeered by the AIs [=AIs=] after their crews die. Supplementary materials also reveal that some of the UNSC fighter-craft you see in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' are actually [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/F-99_Unmanned_Combat_Aerial_Vehicle unmanned drones]]. Additionally, drones]].
** Besides from the ones seen in the games,
there are a number of other types of attack drones mentioned in the ExpandedUniverse.
27th Jun '16 10:16:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise has three examples of attack drones. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', you encounter an enemy that throws out these two little balls that somehow turn into [[DoppelgangerAttack holographic clones]] of him that can kill you with their holographic guns and can take a lot more damage than he can, though the technology is never seen again (probably [[LostTechnology Forerunner tech]] the Covenant couldn't reverse-engineer). In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' backstory though, this is taken to the extreme, with two ridiculously advanced Forerunner AIs duking it out with fleets of thousands of drone [[StandardSciFiFleet capital ships]] which are commandeered by the AIs after their crews die. Supplementary materials also reveal that some of the UNSC fighter-craft you see in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' are actually [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/F-99_Unmanned_Combat_Aerial_Vehicle unmanned drones]].

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise has three a few examples of attack drones. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', you encounter an enemy that throws out these two little balls that somehow turn into [[DoppelgangerAttack holographic clones]] of him that can kill you with their holographic guns and can take a lot more damage than he can, though the technology is never seen again (probably [[LostTechnology Forerunner tech]] the Covenant couldn't reverse-engineer). In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' backstory though, this is taken to the extreme, with two ridiculously advanced Forerunner AIs duking it out with fleets of thousands of drone [[StandardSciFiFleet capital ships]] which are commandeered by the AIs after their crews die. Supplementary materials also reveal that some of the UNSC fighter-craft you see in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' are actually [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/F-99_Unmanned_Combat_Aerial_Vehicle unmanned drones]]. Additionally, there are a number of other types of attack drones mentioned in the ExpandedUniverse.
9th Jun '16 1:13:16 PM DarkHunter
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** Prequel ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' has the QF-2200D Ghost, a cheap but effective reconnaissance fighter used during the Unification Wars.

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** Prequel ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' ''Anime/MacrossZero'' has the QF-2200D Ghost, a cheap but effective reconnaissance fighter used during the Unification Wars.
7th Jun '16 6:31:13 PM GiantSpaceChinchilla
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* ''Film/{{Toys}}'' features drones the size of ordinary remote controlled toys with full power weapons controlled via videogames.
6th Jun '16 4:08:11 AM LinTaylor
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** Universal Century kicked it off with bits, funnels, and incoms. Bits tend to be larger and carry their own reactors, while funnels are smaller and have to dock with their [[HumongousMecha mobile suit]] to recharge ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Nu Gundam's]] fin funnels are a misnomer, carrying their own reactor; one presumes they were given that name in-universe [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal for the exact same reason as in real life]]) While the latter two require PsychicPowers to function, incoms don't, at the cost of requiring a guidance cable.

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** Universal Century kicked it off with bits, funnels, and incoms. Bits tend to be larger and carry their own reactors, while funnels are smaller and have to dock with their [[HumongousMecha mobile suit]] to recharge ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Nu Gundam's]] fin funnels are a misnomer, carrying their own reactor; one presumes they were given that name in-universe [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal for the exact same reason as in real life]]) While the latter two require PsychicPowers to function, incoms don't, at the cost of requiring a guidance cable. In-universe, it's explained that the bit/funnel system was made possible by the development of Newtype-based technologies as MinovskyPhysics made automated drones as we would know them effectively useless.



*** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083'' kind of cheats this one with the Neue Ziel, whose forearms can detach on control cables; this was explained as the Ziel using an experimental "half-system" in which the control duties are split between the pilot and a dedicated computer. Since this happens a good five in-universe years before practical incoms were developed, it was {{Ret Con}}ned into being the precursor to said system.

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*** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'' kind of cheats this one with the Neue Ziel, whose forearms can detach on control cables; this was explained as the Ziel using an experimental "half-system" in which the control duties are split between the pilot and a dedicated computer. Since this happens a good five in-universe years before practical incoms were developed, it was {{Ret Con}}ned into being the precursor to said system.



*** In-universe, it's explained that the bit/funnel system was made possible by the development of Newtype-based technologies as MinovskyPhysics made automated drones as we would know them effectively useless.

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*** In-universe, ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'' features the first recorded instance of melee drones with the Divinidad's feather funnels. However, rather than being designed for the purpose, it's explained simply a case where the Divinidad is so massive (the eponymous Gundam is about the size of its ''face'') and the funnels are tough enough that the bit/funnel system was made possible by the development of Newtype-based technologies as MinovskyPhysics made automated drones as we would know them effectively useless. they can [[RammingAlwaysWorks ram enemy machines and survive]] (and even if they don't, it has so many funnels that losing a few isn't a problem).
6th Jun '16 4:03:23 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' absolutely ''loves'' the Attack Drone concept; it's one of the few things to appear across every continuity. In order:

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' absolutely ''loves'' the Attack Drone concept; it's one of the few things to appear across almost every continuity.continuity[[note]]the sole execption so far is the newest series, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', where the tech level is seemingly lower than other ''Gundam'' shows[[/note]]. In order:



*** The original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' novel puts a twist on this with the Elmeth. While the anime version just has standard beam gun-equipped bits, the novel version has some which are essentially psychically-guided [[NukeEm nuclear missiles]].
*** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083'' kind of cheats this one with the Neue Ziel, whose forearms can detach on control cables; this was explained as the Ziel using an experimental "half-system" in which the control duties are split between the pilot and a dedicated computer. Since this happens a good five in-universe years before practical incoms were developed, it was {{Ret Con}}ned into being the precursor to said system.



** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' has the Qubeley Papillion which uses the same funnels utilized by the original Qubeley, but several of them have been modified to appear transparent, making it look like that anything getting close to it would suddenly explode as soon as the general vicinity around the machine started to glitter and sparkle.

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** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' has the Qubeley Papillion which uses the same funnels utilized by the original Qubeley, but several also has a set of them have been modified to appear transparent, "clear funnels" made of transparent plastic, making it look like that anything getting close to it would suddenly explode as soon as the general vicinity around the machine started to glitter and sparkle.



** ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' has Gundam The End's DE (Dead End) Fangs which are basically melee-oriented versions of Gundam 00's fangs, except they can combine together to form a sturdy projectile. Unlike most funnel weapons however, Saga has to control ''each and every one of them by hand''.

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** ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' has Gundam The End's DE (Dead End) Fangs which are basically melee-oriented versions of Gundam 00's fangs, except they resemble nothing so much as remote-controlled bullets that ram enemies and can combine together to form a sturdy super-sturdy projectile. Unlike most funnel weapons however, Saga has to control ''each and every one of them by hand''.
31st May '16 8:34:35 AM Doug86
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* OlderThanTheyThink. The earliest version of what you could call a drone or cruise missile was developed by the Americans during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. They didn't get the bugs worked out before war's end, and kept the whole project a secret until it was revived in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, with drones ranging from purpose-built prop-driven proto-cruise missiles, to four-engined bombers loaded up to the gills with explosives for one-way raids.

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* OlderThanTheyThink. The earliest version of what you could call a drone or cruise missile was developed by the Americans during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. They didn't get the bugs worked out before war's end, and kept the whole project a secret until it was revived in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, with drones ranging from purpose-built prop-driven proto-cruise missiles, to four-engined bombers loaded up to the gills with explosives for one-way raids.



* The Soviet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletank teletanks]], which first saw combat in the Winter War, at the start of WorldWarII. They were basically radio controlled light tanks which came in many variants. Standard tactics were for the control tank (with radio transmitter and operator) to stay back as far as practicable while the teletank approached the enemy. The control tank would provide fire support as well as protection for the radio control operator. If the enemy was successful at seizing the teletank, the control tank crew was instructed to destroy it with its main gun. Some variants were fitted with bombs for suicide attacks. When not in combat the teletank was driven manually.

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* The Soviet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletank teletanks]], which first saw combat in the Winter War, at the start of WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. They were basically radio controlled light tanks which came in many variants. Standard tactics were for the control tank (with radio transmitter and operator) to stay back as far as practicable while the teletank approached the enemy. The control tank would provide fire support as well as protection for the radio control operator. If the enemy was successful at seizing the teletank, the control tank crew was instructed to destroy it with its main gun. Some variants were fitted with bombs for suicide attacks. When not in combat the teletank was driven manually.
27th May '16 12:30:09 PM Monolaf317
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' (obviously called "Drones") featured these...and the titular duo thinks that controlling them is a video game. HilarityEnsues.
9th May '16 1:55:56 AM Rakurai
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has Psycho Launchers, which are essentially a pair of personal attack drones that serve as the ranged weapon for the Blast Fencer and Galactic Knight classes. A more traditional drone is also available for Skells to equip, and will bombard the target with lasers for a while when summoned. Combining this with effects that reduce/reset cooldowns can lead to unholy levels of BeamSpam, as several groups of drones can be active simultaneously.



* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has Psycho Launchers, the ranged weapon of choice for the Blast Fencer and Galactic Knight classes.
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