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18th Feb '17 2:16:12 PM Observance
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* ''{{Transformers}}'': any and all "[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Cityformer cityformers]]" are colossi who turn into Transformer-scaled cities or fortresses, though scale in Transformers has traditionally been [[YourSizeMayVary utterly screwed]]. Their ranks include Metroplex, Trypticon, Fortress Maximus, Scorponok, Overlord...
** Metroplex, the Transformer who doubles as ''a massive mobile city''.
** Also, Trypticon, who is less a Base On Wheels and more a Base On Legs, as he transforms from a city into a giant robot dinosaur. [[note]]There are actually several city-robots in the original ''Transformers'' continuity, although no more have shown up since.[[/note]]



* ''{{Transformers}}''
** Metroplex, the Transformer who doubles as ''a massive mobile city''.
** Also, Trypticon, who is less a Base On Wheels and more a Base On Legs, as he transforms from a city into a giant robot dinosaur. [[note]]There are actually several city-robots in the original ''Transformers'' continuity, although no more have shown up since.[[/note]]
** Megatron's constant energy-stealing in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' wasn't so he could power his doomsday base so he could destroy the Autobots, but simply so he could keep it moving around so the Autobots wouldn't find it. One wonders why he bothered with it in the first place.

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* ''{{Transformers}}''
** Metroplex, the Transformer who doubles as ''a massive mobile city''.
** Also, Trypticon, who is less a Base On Wheels and more a Base On Legs, as he transforms from a city into a giant robot dinosaur. [[note]]There are actually several city-robots in the original ''Transformers'' continuity, although no more have shown up since.[[/note]]
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Megatron's constant energy-stealing in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' wasn't so he could power his doomsday base so he could destroy the Autobots, but simply so he could keep it moving around so the Autobots wouldn't find it. One wonders why he bothered with it in the first place.
17th Feb '17 12:33:59 AM Doug86
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* The final boss of ''SpyHunter 2'' for the Playstation 2.

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* The final boss of ''SpyHunter ''Videogame/SpyHunter 2'' for the Playstation 2.
31st Jan '17 8:19:45 PM PaulA
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* On both the film and movie versions of Creator/MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/TheLostWorld1995'', the expedition team to Isla Sorna utilizes a modified Fleetwood RV (called the "[[Literature/TheLostWorld Challenger]] Trailers" on the novel) as a mobile expedition lab and base, with such things as integral motion detectors, tear gas launchers, a wireless connections to the computer systems that are still active on the ruined [=InGen=] labs on the island and a highly reinforced frame that can withstand a wide variety of punishment (up to and including dinosaur attacks). The Trailers and their integral devices see some more use on the novel, [[spoiler:including the rear trailer (which was the main supply carrier) surviving the T-Rex attack that wrecks the whole vehicle on the film and being used by the characters as a temporary shelter]].

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* On both the film and movie versions of Creator/MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/TheLostWorld1995'', the expedition team to Isla Sorna utilizes a modified Fleetwood RV (called the "[[Literature/TheLostWorld "[[Literature/TheLostWorld1912 Challenger]] Trailers" on the novel) as a mobile expedition lab and base, with such things as integral motion detectors, tear gas launchers, a wireless connections to the computer systems that are still active on the ruined [=InGen=] labs on the island and a highly reinforced frame that can withstand a wide variety of punishment (up to and including dinosaur attacks). The Trailers and their integral devices see some more use on the novel, [[spoiler:including the rear trailer (which was the main supply carrier) surviving the T-Rex attack that wrecks the whole vehicle on the film and being used by the characters as a temporary shelter]].
26th Jan '17 6:47:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most Terran Buildings in ''StarCraft'' are mobile, though they fly rather than moving on the ground and have to land to produce units.
** In early press releases for ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' it was stated that the Terran's [[HumongousMecha "Thor"]] unit would be built by [=SCVs=] like buildings, making it kind of a base on legs. But that idea was eventually scrapped and instead it is built by factories like every other land vehicle.

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* Most Terran Buildings in ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' are mobile, though they fly rather than moving on the ground and have to land to produce units.
** * In early press releases for ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' it was stated that the Terran's [[HumongousMecha "Thor"]] unit would be built by [=SCVs=] like buildings, making it kind of a base on legs. But that idea was eventually scrapped and instead it is built by factories like every other land vehicle.
8th Jan '17 10:42:18 AM nombretomado
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* Even more mundane is the fact that many stationary bases can be made entirely out of "containerized" buildings. Field kitchens, latrines, showers, command posts, etc. that are designed to be folded up into a shipping container for easy deployment, although many of these have to be rendered stationary to serve their designed purpose[[note]] Not entirely unlike the Mobile Homes that don't go anywhere in TheLastStarFighter[[/note]].

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* Even more mundane is the fact that many stationary bases can be made entirely out of "containerized" buildings. Field kitchens, latrines, showers, command posts, etc. that are designed to be folded up into a shipping container for easy deployment, although many of these have to be rendered stationary to serve their designed purpose[[note]] Not entirely unlike the Mobile Homes that don't go anywhere in TheLastStarFighter[[/note]].''Film/TheLastStarFighter''[[/note]].
3rd Jan '17 8:59:14 AM Medinoc
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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series has the MCV, which is basically a vehicle that can transform into a Construction Yard and then build bases. It can also pack up and leave when needed.

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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series has the MCV, which is basically a vehicle that can transform into a Construction Yard and then build bases. Depending on game, mode and options,[[note]]It's often an option for multiplayer games, but unavailable in single player[[/note]] It can sometimes also pack up and leave when needed.
14th Dec '16 7:23:53 PM Kalaong
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* In ''Anime/One Piece'', Capone "Gang" Bege doesn't have one, he IS one. His Devil fruit power allows him to store large amounts of men and weaponry inside his body , including cannon and a full calvary charge.

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* In ''Anime/One Piece'', ''Anime/OnePiece'', Capone "Gang" Bege doesn't have one, he IS one. His Devil fruit power allows him to store large amounts of men and weaponry inside his body , including cannon and a full calvary charge.
8th Dec '16 12:15:55 PM jazzyamx
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This trope is for land vehicles only. For bases hidden in boats or flying vehicles, see CoolBoat, CoolAirship, and CoolSpaceship. MercurialBase is a subtrope dealing with bases on extremely hot planets. MilitaryMashupMachine often overlaps with this, since a BaseOnWheels is just a turret or three away from being a [[MilitaryMashupMachine Land Battleship]]. See ClownCarBase for when the outward size more reasonable than its contents.

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This trope is for land vehicles only. For bases hidden in boats or flying vehicles, see CoolBoat, CoolAirship, and CoolSpaceship. MercurialBase is a subtrope dealing with bases on extremely hot planets. MilitaryMashupMachine often overlaps with this, since a BaseOnWheels is just a turret or three away from being a [[MilitaryMashupMachine Land Battleship]]. See ClownCarBase for when the outward size is more reasonable than its contents.
7th Nov '16 9:16:24 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' has the Fatboy experimental unit. It's as large as several city blocks and can quickly produce most ground units while (not) firing away with its twelve gauss cannons, two riot guns, four railguns and torpedo launcher.

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* ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' has the Fatboy experimental unit. It's as large as several city blocks and can quickly produce most ground units while (not) firing away with its twelve gauss cannons, two riot guns, four railguns and torpedo launcher. It needs the torpedoes because it's amphibious, simply driving along the sea floor.
28th Oct '16 12:48:41 AM KidDynamite
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* The mobile base for KITT in ''Series/KnightRider'' is a big truck. Notice that it seems to have some [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS]] technology applied, as it is bigger in the inside than in the outside. The ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' proved it is possible to drive into a semi that's traveling at freeway speeds.
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