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10th Aug '17 11:54:07 AM JKN
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* Planthoppers nymphs are the only known animals that use a gear mechanism located on their hind legs. Such mechanism allows these insects to jump several times their own size.

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* Planthoppers Planthopper nymphs are the only known animals that use a gear mechanism located on their hind legs. Such mechanism allows these insects to jump several times their own size.
10th Aug '17 11:50:56 AM JKN
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*Planthoppers nymphs are the only known animals that use a gear mechanism located on their hind legs. Such mechanism allows these insects to jump several times their own size.
28th May '17 1:39:07 PM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': "Clank" is a general term for a clockwork automaton, and as you might expect from any work of "gaslamp fantasy" worth it's salt, they're quite a lot more sophisticated than anything we've ever accomplished. Agatha Clay has some clanks shaped and sized like pocketwatches. They even tick. They're cute. Not creepy. They also can build more of their likes, albeit later generations are less and less advanced. On the other hand, other sparks-and especially previous generations of Heterodynes-were not known for their restraint. Popular variants include the mind-controlling Slaver Wasps and the clockwork tigers known as Fun-Size Mobile Agony and Death Dispensers.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': "Clank" is a general term for a clockwork automaton, and as you might expect from any work of "gaslamp fantasy" worth it's its salt, they're quite a lot more sophisticated than anything we've ever accomplished. Agatha Clay has some cute little clanks shaped and sized like pocketwatches. They even tick. They're cute. Not creepy. They also can build more of their likes, themselves, albeit later generations are less and less advanced. On the other hand, other sparks-and sparks--and especially previous generations of Heterodynes-were Heterodynes--were not known for their restraint. Popular variants include the mind-controlling Slaver Wasps and the clockwork tigers known as Fun-Size Mobile Agony and Death Dispensers.
31st Mar '17 4:59:45 AM Omeganian
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* General Tik-Tok in the [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]] books, starting with ''Literature/OzmaOfOz''. Who may have the distinction of being the first depiction of a clockwork-powered robot in fiction. By extension, ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' also has tik-tok creatures, namely Madam Morrible's servant, Grommetik.

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* General Tik-Tok in the [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]] books, starting with ''Literature/OzmaOfOz''. Who may have the distinction of being the first depiction of a truly sapient clockwork-powered robot in fiction.fiction (Olimpia is older, but her intelligence doesn't even seem to match a chat bot). By extension, ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' also has tik-tok creatures, namely Madam Morrible's servant, Grommetik.
29th Jan '17 3:57:13 PM Brodnork
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* ''{{Webcomic/Stomp}}'' has clockwork monsters called hissclickers,
7th Jan '17 12:49:18 PM MagnusForce
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has an entire category of creatures called Clockworks. They run the gamut from run-of-the-mill clockwork soldiers and scouts to the more advanced clockwork sorcerers and steeds to the diminutive clockwork spies and familiars to the powerful clockwork dragons and leviathans.
3rd Aug '16 9:46:26 AM narm00
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** ''The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook'' Al-Qadim supplement had the Clockwork Mage kit, which allowed the creation of Mechanicals -- clockwork-based machines which could be used while adventuring or left to perform some task autonomously until they wind down. These has magical cores for control and spellcasting, but are powered by springs or even steam engines.

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** ''The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook'' Al-Qadim supplement had the Clockwork Mage kit, which allowed the creation of Mechanicals -- clockwork-based machines which could be used while adventuring or left to perform some task autonomously until they wind down. These has have magical cores for control and spellcasting, but are powered by springs or even steam engines.
15th Jul '16 1:09:37 AM PaulA
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* The classic ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' has Athena's pet owl, Bubo. Looks like it's made of gold but is clearly mechanical.

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* The classic ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'' has Athena's pet owl, Bubo. Looks like it's made of gold but is clearly mechanical.
3rd Jul '16 4:57:15 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the known lifeforms in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' are biomechanical, and the mechanical halves are clockwork (at least we know they are in the case of the Matoran Universe characters). They've also designed and built pure robots, also clockwork. As far as the toys themselves go, gear-based action features were all the rage in the line's early run (2001-2005), then they phased them our in favor of better articulation or simpler gimmicks.

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* Most of the known lifeforms in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' are biomechanical, and the mechanical halves are clockwork (at least we know they are in the case of the Matoran Universe characters). They've also designed and built pure robots, also clockwork. As far as the toys themselves go, gear-based action features were all the rage in the line's early run (2001-2005), then they phased them our in favor of better articulation or simpler gimmicks.
22nd Apr '16 7:51:53 AM Michael
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* The setting of ''VideoGame/{{Belladonna}}'' has clockwork used in Frankenstein-style reanimation experiments, creating clockwork cyborgs.
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