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20th Apr '16 1:49:06 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the title's vessel was originally a [[NeglectfulPrecursors Supervision Army]] gunship capable of space travel. When it [[PortalCut sliced away Macross Island and a bit of the surrounding ocean]], the submersible landing vessel and aircraft carrier ''Daedalus'' and ''Prometheus'' were taken along for the ride, and somehow attached to the Macross ship. ''Then'' they reconfigured the vessel to turn into a HumongousMecha, with these ships taking the place of its arms. In the visual continuity sprouting from ''[[TheMovie Do You Remember Love?]]'' the ''Daedalus'' and ''Prometheus'' were replaced with two ARMD defense cruisers that were already in orbit when the Macross folded into outer space.

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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the title's vessel was originally a [[NeglectfulPrecursors Supervision Army]] gunship capable of space travel. When it [[PortalCut sliced away Macross Island and a bit of the surrounding ocean]], the submersible landing vessel and aircraft carrier ''Daedalus'' and ''Prometheus'' were taken along for the ride, and somehow attached to the Macross ship. ''Then'' they reconfigured the vessel to turn into a HumongousMecha, with these ships taking the place of its arms. In the visual continuity sprouting from ''[[TheMovie Do You Remember Love?]]'' ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' the ''Daedalus'' and ''Prometheus'' were replaced with two ARMD defense cruisers that were already in orbit when the Macross folded into outer space.
24th Mar '16 10:51:28 AM HiddenWindshield
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* In the fight on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' between Music/{{NSYNC}} and The Music/BackstreetBoys, each boy band had a combiner form they used in the ring.
** Actually The Backstreet Boys were the only ones to form one. It was called the "Backstreet Beast"
*** *NSYNC did form some spinning rotor-like object that had their toenails as blades
** This was also parodied/[[{{Homage}} homaged]] in WesternAnimation/RobotChicken with "Enter the Fat One" (along with Film/EnterTheDragon and Film/TheKarateKid--including Pat Morita); Music/BritneySpears [[BodyHorror "combines"]] with fellow artists Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/AvrilLavigne, Music/JessicaSimpson, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[Music/AshleeSimpson Jessica Simpson's sister]] as the FinalBoss. Joey in turn gains the [[ThePowerOfFriendship power of his bandmates' souls]] and grows to an equal size to defeat the girl-monster.

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* In the fight on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' between Music/{{NSYNC}} and The Music/BackstreetBoys, each the latter boy band had a combiner form they used in the ring.
** Actually The Backstreet Boys were the only ones
combined to form one. It was called the "Backstreet Beast"
*** *NSYNC did form some spinning rotor-like object that had their toenails as blades
**
Beast". This was also parodied/[[{{Homage}} homaged]] in WesternAnimation/RobotChicken with would later be parodied by the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch "Enter the Fat One" (along with Film/EnterTheDragon and Film/TheKarateKid--including Pat Morita); One"; Music/BritneySpears [[BodyHorror "combines"]] with fellow artists Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/AvrilLavigne, Music/JessicaSimpson, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[Music/AshleeSimpson Jessica Simpson's sister]] as the FinalBoss. FinalBoss, while Joey in turn gains the [[ThePowerOfFriendship power of his bandmates' souls]] and grows to an equal size to defeat the girl-monster.
19th Mar '16 11:06:29 AM Totema
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* In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' raid "Burden of the Son", the raid boss is a mecha of this variety. Four humanoid robots form the limbs, while a quadruped robot forms the torso and head. Naturally, the whole fight ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pdqUzOH_Hg including the background music]]) is an homage to Voltron and other anime of its era.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', the Venture twins' overactive imagination during a witness testimony in a court case against the Monarch culminates in them combining together to form "Mecha Shiva", which they reenact in the court room.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', the Venture twins' overactive imagination during a witness testimony in a court case against the Monarch culminates in them combining together to form "Mecha Shiva", which they reenact in the court room. Really it's just Dean sitting on Hank's shoulders while they wildly wave their arms.
29th Feb '16 11:42:54 PM arnoldmcguire335
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** MechaExpansionPack? More and more recent series have "auxiliary Zords" that can replace limbs to add new powers. Every year starting around 2000, both shows tend to feature a wide range of individual animals or vehicles who would start doing this with the base combined mecha. At times like this, instead of "'''''GATTAI!'''''" (combination), get used to "'''''BUSOU!'''''" (armament.) This began with ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'' whose claim was that there were '''one hundred''' potential mechas (only a quarter ended up in the show, but others were designed and planned). Once they acquire enough of these, they usually end up combining together to form a second complete mecha such as [=DaiTenkuu=] in ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''/the Samurai Battlewing in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''; or the Dual Drive Megazord of ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' (presented as a 'quick and dirty' emergency combination of the spare vehicles once too many of the usual vehicles had been damaged). Sometimes they ''all'' pile onto the main mecha at once. Also, some SixthRanger mecha do this with the combined robot of the other Rangers.

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** MechaExpansionPack? More and more recent series have "auxiliary Zords" that can replace limbs to add new powers. Every year starting around 2000, both shows tend to feature a wide range of individual animals or vehicles who would start doing this with the base combined mecha. At times like this, instead of "'''''GATTAI!'''''" (combination), get used to "'''''BUSOU!'''''" (armament.) This began with ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'' whose claim was that there were '''one hundred''' potential mechas (only a quarter ended up in the show, but others were designed and planned). Once they acquire enough of these, they usually end up combining together to form a second complete mecha such as [=DaiTenkuu=] in ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''/the Samurai Battlewing in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''; or the Dual [=DaiTanken=] of ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger''/Dual Drive Megazord of ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' (presented as a 'quick and dirty' emergency combination of the spare vehicles once too many of the usual vehicles had been damaged). Sometimes they ''all'' pile onto the main mecha at once. Also, some SixthRanger mecha do this with the combined robot of the other Rangers.




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* Kaimeiou, Rikushinou, and Kuuraiou combine to form [[Anime/GodSigma Space Emperor God Sigma]] in this way. '''TRIPLE CROSS!'''



* The ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' toyline featured Magnaboss, a combiner made of an elephant, an eagle, and a lion, each with an individual robot mode, and Tripredacus, who was similarly composed of a cicada, a lobster, and a beetle. The three components of Tripredacus appeared briefly on the cartoon, though they looked nothing like their toys because of budget constraints.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' toyline featured Magnaboss, a combiner made of an elephant, an eagle, and a lion, each with an individual robot mode, and Tripredacus, who was similarly composed of a cicada, a lobster, and a beetle. The three components of Tripredacus appeared briefly on the cartoon, though they looked nothing like their toys because of budget constraints. Magnaboss did show up on ''Anime/BeastWarsII'', though.




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* ''Series/UltramanDyna'' has the Super GUTS Machines, Alpha-go, Beta-go and Gamma-go that can combine to the GUTS Eagle.



* ''Anime/ZettaiMutekiRaijinOh'''s featured combination sequence merges the humanoid Ken-Oh, the lion Juu-Oh, and the avian Hou-Oh to form Raijin-Oh.

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* ''Anime/ZettaiMutekiRaijinOh'''s featured combination sequence merges the humanoid Ken-Oh, the lion Juu-Oh, and the avian Hou-Oh to form Raijin-Oh. Bakuryuu-Oh and the OVA's one-shot Castle Raijin-Oh, however, falls under TransformingMecha.
25th Feb '16 10:07:03 AM Willbyr
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxU_NFrleDY&fmt=18 Happens all over]] ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxU_NFrleDY&fmt=18 Happens all over]] ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.



* Lagann of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has the power to hijack and combine with any other significantly sized machine, and can even combine ''those combinations''. First with the Gurren to form the Gurren-Lagann, and that with the city-sized [[CoolStarship Arc-Gurren battleship]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rfKf8JLnbY form]] the [[MetaMecha Arc-Gurren-Lagann]], and finally [[spoiler:''that'' with the moon-sized [[CoolStarship Hyper-Galaxy DaiGurren]] to form [[MetaMecha Hyper-Galaxy Gurren Lagann]]]]. Kamina literally ''cites'' the [[strike:RuleOfCool]] [[HotBlooded Rule of Manly Spirit]] as justification, and haphazardly shoves his partner's mech into his by the drill protruding from the bottom of it in the third episode, looking incredibly stupid for his efforts until ''it actually works.'' Unlike most other instances, the combination is incredibly kickass.

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* Lagann of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has the power to hijack and combine with any other significantly sized machine, and can even combine ''those combinations''. First with the Gurren to form the Gurren-Lagann, and that with the city-sized [[CoolStarship Arc-Gurren battleship]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rfKf8JLnbY form]] the [[MetaMecha Arc-Gurren-Lagann]], and finally [[spoiler:''that'' with the moon-sized [[CoolStarship Hyper-Galaxy DaiGurren]] to form [[MetaMecha Hyper-Galaxy Gurren Lagann]]]]. Kamina literally ''cites'' the [[strike:RuleOfCool]] [[HotBlooded Rule of Manly Spirit]] as justification, and haphazardly shoves his partner's mech into his by the drill protruding from the bottom of it in the third episode, looking incredibly stupid for his efforts until ''it actually works.'' Unlike most other instances, the combination is incredibly kickass.



* Both parodied and played straight in ''{{Operator}}'': After forcibly combining his opponents' mech with his own [unusually, an irreversible process that forced the other guy to abandon ship], Griff later has a dream about 'combining' that is a direct ShoutOut to GurrenLagann

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* Both parodied and played straight in ''{{Operator}}'': After forcibly combining his opponents' mech with his own [unusually, an irreversible process that forced the other guy to abandon ship], Griff later has a dream about 'combining' that is a direct ShoutOut to GurrenLagann''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
23rd Feb '16 12:32:21 PM DarkStorm
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** For those curious, it was the vehicle Voltron used in this sketch, which as its Japanese name (Dairugger XV) suggests, has over a dozen parts.

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** For those curious, it was the vehicle Voltron used in this sketch, which as its Japanese name (Dairugger XV) suggests, has over a dozen parts. (Perhaps ironically, though, their combining sequence in the original Dairugger/Voltron series is actually shorter than the more well-known Lion Voltron, due to not having to transform each piece before combining, they just all join together at once, in under 30 seconds)
22nd Feb '16 3:38:38 PM Jake
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* ''Anime/TheBigO'' episode 18 "The Greatest Villain". Simon Beck uses a megadeus that combines from three smaller vehicles.

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* Hilariously parodied in ''Anime/TheBigO'' episode 18 "The Greatest Villain". Villain", when Simon Beck uses a megadeus that combines from three smaller vehicles.vehicles. Roger straightens his bow-tie while he waits for them to finish gattai-ing, and then the action turns into a beautiful homage to ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIbYfPbGc0Y See the whole thing here.]]
14th Feb '16 12:33:57 PM Shachihoko
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* A mildly weird case in Anime/BubukiBuranki, in that the components are [[EmpathicWeapon weapons]] rather than smaller mecha. The result is still a HumongousMecha, though.
6th Feb '16 8:31:19 AM tropower
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* ''Anime/CombattlerV'' and ''Anime/VoltesV'' (similar designs, from the same anime director). Combattler was the first such mecha to have a combination sequence that could actually be visibly followed (and as Bandai had become a sponsor, not coincidentally [[MerchandiseDriven reproduced in toy form]]).

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* ''Anime/CombattlerV'' [[note]]Pronounced "Combattler 'Vee'".[[/note]] and ''Anime/VoltesV'' ''Anime/VoltesV''[[note]]Pronounced "Voltes 'Five'".[[/note]] (similar designs, from the same anime director). Combattler was the first such mecha to have a combination sequence that could actually be visibly followed (and as Bandai had become a sponsor, not coincidentally [[MerchandiseDriven reproduced in toy form]]).
6th Feb '16 8:26:25 AM tropower
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"[[LeaderFormsTheHead ...and I'll form...the head!]]"]][[note]]In [[Anime/GoLion the original version]], it happens without anything being spoken.[[/note]]

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"[[LeaderFormsTheHead ...and I'll form...the head!]]"]][[note]]In head!]]"[[note]]In [[Anime/GoLion the original version]], it happens without anything being spoken.[[/note]]
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