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12th Apr '18 5:38:05 AM EternalNothingness
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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a [[JackOfAllStats general-purpose]] [[TransformingMecha transforming]] unit, while the R-2 Powered is a [[MightyGlacier heavily armored]] [[MoreDakka artillery]] unit, and the R-3 Powered is a [[FragileSpeedster high-speed]] [[LongRangeFighter sniper]] unit. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.

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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a [[JackOfAllStats general-purpose]] [[TransformingMecha transforming]] unit, while the R-2 Powered is a [[MightyGlacier heavily armored]] [[MoreDakka artillery]] unit, and the R-3 Powered is a [[FragileSpeedster high-speed]] [[PsychicPowers psychic]] [[LongRangeFighter sniper]] unit. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.
12th Apr '18 5:04:19 AM EternalNothingness
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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats general-purpose [[TransformingMecha transforming]] unit, while the R-2 Powered is a MightyGlacier artillery unit, and the R-3 Powered is a [[FragileSpeedster high-speed]] [[LongRangeFighter sniper]] unit. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.

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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats general-purpose [[JackOfAllStats general-purpose]] [[TransformingMecha transforming]] unit, while the R-2 Powered is a MightyGlacier artillery [[MightyGlacier heavily armored]] [[MoreDakka artillery]] unit, and the R-3 Powered is a [[FragileSpeedster high-speed]] [[LongRangeFighter sniper]] unit. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.
12th Apr '18 4:46:43 AM EternalNothingness
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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats general-purpose [[TransformingMecha transforming]] unit, while the R-2 Powered is a MightyGlacier artillery unit, and the R-3 Powered is a [[FragileSpeedster high-speed [[LongRangeFighter sniper]] unit. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.

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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats general-purpose [[TransformingMecha transforming]] unit, while the R-2 Powered is a MightyGlacier artillery unit, and the R-3 Powered is a [[FragileSpeedster high-speed high-speed]] [[LongRangeFighter sniper]] unit. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.
12th Apr '18 4:46:00 AM EternalNothingness
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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats general-purpose unit, while the R-2 Powered is a MightyGlacier [[LongRangeFighter artillery]] unit, and the R-3 Powered is a FragileSpeedster aerial support unit. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.

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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats general-purpose [[TransformingMecha transforming]] unit, while the R-2 Powered is a MightyGlacier [[LongRangeFighter artillery]] artillery unit, and the R-3 Powered is a FragileSpeedster aerial support [[FragileSpeedster high-speed [[LongRangeFighter sniper]] unit. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.
11th Apr '18 3:04:26 PM EternalNothingness
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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats general-purpose unit, while the R-2 is a MightyGlacier [[LongRangeFighter artillery]] unit, and the R-3 is a FragileSpeedster aerial support unit. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.

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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats general-purpose unit, while the R-2 Powered is a MightyGlacier [[LongRangeFighter artillery]] unit, and the R-3 Powered is a FragileSpeedster aerial support unit. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.
11th Apr '18 10:59:25 AM EternalNothingness
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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats unit piloted by TheHero, while the R-2 is a MightyGlacier artillery unit piloted by TheLancer, and the R-3 is a FragileSpeedster support unit piloted by TheChick. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.

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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats unit piloted by TheHero, general-purpose unit, while the R-2 is a MightyGlacier artillery unit piloted by TheLancer, [[LongRangeFighter artillery]] unit, and the R-3 is a FragileSpeedster aerial support unit piloted by TheChick.unit. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.
11th Apr '18 9:01:12 AM EternalNothingness
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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats melee specialist piloted by TheHero, while the R-2 is a MightyGlacier artillery unit piloted by TheLancer, and the R-3 is a FragileSpeedster sniper piloted by TheChick. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.

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** Of particular note is that the three [[AMechByAnyOtherName Real Personal Troopers]] that make up the SRX are all {{Real Robot}}s, each specializing in different combat roles when separated from each other like almost any other team of real robots. The R-1 is a JackOfAllStats melee specialist unit piloted by TheHero, while the R-2 is a MightyGlacier artillery unit piloted by TheLancer, and the R-3 is a FragileSpeedster sniper support unit piloted by TheChick. So in a way, if the SuperRobot Grungust and the RealRobot Huckebein represent their respective mecha genres solo, then the Real Personal Trooper mecha and their combined SRX form are said genres when based on the group.
7th Apr '18 12:46:08 PM CountDorku
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* In ''Film/PacificRimUprising'', this gets deployed ''against'' the mecha, when [[spoiler:a BrainwashedAndCrazy Newt unleashes a tide of tiny Swarmers that merge three kaiju into the giant "Mega Kaiju".]]
21st Mar '18 11:27:34 AM MagnusForce
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* The {{kaiju}} robot King Joe from ''Series/{{Ultraseven}}''. Its normal form is a cluster of four self-piloting spaceships that form its chest, its head and arms, its waist, and both of its legs, but they can combine into a HumongousMecha in order to fight. As one of Ultraseven's most famous enemies, King Joe has reappeared in many later shows since then.
16th Mar '18 2:02:31 PM arnoldmcguire335
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** Group of vehicles to bigger vehicle? Rare, but a ''few'' Megazords have a vehicle mode as well as a robot mode. If the components are themselves vehicles, you get five Time Jets becoming the Time Force Megazord Jet Mode, or Operation Overdrive's Battle Fleet Carrier (whose components only exist in StockFootage, sadly).
** Mix and Match? Time Force again. There's the speedy Mode Blue, the strong Mode Red, and the too-expensive-to-CGI-often Jet Mode, all with the same components. Also, Magiranger/Mystic Force and Ninninger/Ninja Steel each had a dragon formation and a Megazord formation. The first two Megazords also had a tank mode and a robot mode.

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** Group of vehicles to bigger vehicle? Rare, but a ''few'' Megazords have a vehicle mode as well as a robot mode. If the components are themselves vehicles, you get five Time Jets becoming the Time Force Megazord Jet Mode, Mode/Time Jet Gamma, or Operation Overdrive's Overdrive's/Boukenger's Battle Fleet Carrier Carrier/[=GoGo=] Voyager (whose components only exist in StockFootage, sadly).
** Mix and Match? Time Timeranger/Time Force again. There's the speedy Mode Time Robo Beta/Mode Blue, the strong Mode Time Robo Alpha/Mode Red, and the too-expensive-to-CGI-often Time Jet Gamma/Jet Mode, all with the same components. Also, Magiranger/Mystic Force and Ninninger/Ninja Steel each had a dragon formation and a Megazord formation. The first two Megazords also had a tank mode and a robot mode.



* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' has three fighter planes called Vectors combine into one huge robot with special abilities depending on which Vector forms the head. One forms the head, torso and arms, one forms the pelvis, legs and feet, and one forms a set of wings that attches where the abdomen would be.

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* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' has three fighter planes called Vectors combine into one huge robot with special abilities depending on which Vector forms the head. head, just like the aforementioned Getter. One forms the head, torso and arms, one forms the pelvis, legs and feet, and one forms a set of wings that attches attaches where the abdomen would be.



** Also, During a FakeActionPrologueSimilarly, we see Hank and Dean "Form up" (or to be more accurate, one sits on the others shoulders) in order to form "Mecha-Shiva".

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** Also, During a FakeActionPrologueSimilarly, FakeActionPrologue, similarly we see Hank and Dean "Form up" (or to be more accurate, one sits on the others shoulders) in order to form "Mecha-Shiva".



* The football-themed ''UFO Warrior Dai Apolon'' was a combining mecha made out of three humanoid mecha, which when combined were piloted by main-protagonist Takeshi, who was a [[IKnowMaddenKombat football player]]. It also came with three UFO support craft piloted by Takeshi's friends to provide Dai Apolon cover fire.

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* The football-themed ''UFO Warrior Dai Apolon'' was a combining mecha made out of three humanoid mecha, which when combined were piloted by main-protagonist Takeshi, who was a [[IKnowMaddenKombat football player]]. It also came with three UFO support craft piloted by Takeshi's friends to provide Dai Apolon cover fire.
fire, or if the other two mecha are not combined with the main character's, can combine with two of the three support craft so the other two can be piloted.



** Before this, in the ''SD Gundam Gaiden: Kikōshin Densetsu'' Card game and Gunpla kits, Elgaia, Mercarius, Aquarius, Jupitarius, Orphelis and Gigantus can combine to form Ultra Armor God Gungenesis, the combined form of the 6 Armor Gods using Elgaia as the core. All six components were based off Godmars.



* Final level of ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' features astronomically gigantic Unite Ultra Platinum -- a combining mecha made up from [[spoiler: Platinum Robo (itself humongous mecha the size of a city) and ''200'' of hijacked enemy mechs -- Gah-Goojins]].

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* Final The final level of ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' features the astronomically gigantic Unite Ultra Platinum -- a combining mecha made up from [[spoiler: Platinum Robo (itself humongous mecha the size of a city) and ''200'' of hijacked enemy mechs -- Gah-Goojins]].



* In ''VideoGame/RoboArmy'', one boss is a pack of {{Robot Dog}}s that all merge together before you fight them.

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* In ''VideoGame/RoboArmy'', ''Robo Army'', one boss is a pack of {{Robot Dog}}s that all merge together before you fight them.



* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''

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* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' has this, but even moreso with ''Gatchaman F'''s [=GatchaSpartan=], which is made from five different machines each piloted by a member of the Gatchaman in a near similar manner to the below mentioned Gattiger.



* Two Player Mode in ''VideoGame/{{Blasteroids}}'' can have one player with a ship in Speeder mode (small, fast and maneuverable with little armor or firepower in exchange) combine with the other's ship in Warrior mode (large, slow but heavily armored) to form the Starlet: The Speeder becomes a player-controlled Turret that has firepower increased for its role but loses the ability to move independently (the Thrust button instead firing large blue shots), while the Warrior body becomes the Spiaret, losing some of its firepower but gaining maneuverability in exchange.

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* Two Player Mode in ''VideoGame/{{Blasteroids}}'' ''Blasteroids'' can have one player with a ship in Speeder mode (small, fast and maneuverable with little armor or firepower in exchange) combine with the other's ship in Warrior mode (large, slow but heavily armored) to form the Starlet: The Speeder becomes a player-controlled Turret that has firepower increased for its role but loses the ability to move independently (the Thrust button instead firing large blue shots), while the Warrior body becomes the Spiaret, losing some of its firepower but gaining maneuverability in exchange.



* ''VideoGame/StarForce'' has an enemy like this called Larios, which is a core that summons other fortresses to combine with it. Destroying the core before the fortresses combine with it is worth a bonus 50,000 points.

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* ''VideoGame/StarForce'' ''Star Force'' has an enemy like this called Larios, which is a core that summons other fortresses to combine with it. Destroying the core before the fortresses combine with it is worth a bonus 50,000 points.



** Most notable: ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]''[='=]s Gundam was formed by three fighters, and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' had the Impulse which was made up by variable fighter jets. In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' Gundam 00 can also be powered up by enabling the 0 Raiser as a kind of attached catalyzer.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]'' had not only Victory Gundam as a combination of three fighters, but some of the atmopheric mobile suits had an upper torso that could turn into a helicopter, and a seperate "leg unit" that followed the cockpit around which would be attached to make a full mobile suit.

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** Most notable: ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]''[='=]s Gundam was formed by three fighters, and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' had the Impulse which was made up by variable fighter jets. In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' the 00 Gundam 00 can also be powered up by enabling the 0 Raiser as a kind of attached catalyzer.
catalyzer, making the 00 Raiser.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]'' had not only Victory Gundam as a combination of three fighters, but some of the atmopheric atmospheric mobile suits had an upper torso that could turn into a helicopter, and a seperate separate "leg unit" that followed the cockpit around which would be attached to make a full mobile suit.suit. When the main core fighter of the victory Gundam was upgraded to include boosters that act as beam cannons when it combines with its fighter limbs, it becomes the V-Dash Gundam, or if it has a different head, the V-Dash Hexa.



* ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg'', from the creator of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo'', has an interesting version: the protagonist is a cyborg who transforms into a giant head, which then combines with man-made parts to form a HumongousMecha. In the {{Revival}}-slash-AlternateUniverse sequel ''KoutetsushinJeeg'', a transforming motorcycle forms the head of Koutetsushin Jeeg, which otherwise functions exactly like its precursor.
** Which was probably the inspiration for the Headmasters of various ''Transformers'' series, which were people in special PoweredArmor that lets them turn into the head of a Transformer to make it stronger.
*** There's also Targetmasters (gun) and Powermasters (engine.)

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* ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg'', from the creator of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo'', has an interesting version: the protagonist is a cyborg who transforms into a giant head, which then combines with man-made parts to form a HumongousMecha. In the {{Revival}}-slash-AlternateUniverse sequel ''KoutetsushinJeeg'', ''Koutetsushin Jeeg'', a transforming motorcycle forms the head of Koutetsushin Jeeg, which otherwise functions exactly like its precursor.
** Which was probably the inspiration for the Headmasters of various ''Transformers'' series, which were people in special PoweredArmor that lets them turn into the head of a Transformer to make it stronger.
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stronger. There's also the Targetmasters (gun) and Powermasters (engine.)(engine).



* This was the main gimmick of the Creator/{{Capcom}} ShootEmUp ''SideArms'': by picking a certain power-up, one player could combine their mecha with the other player's to form a more powerful mecha controlled by both.

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* This was the main gimmick of the Creator/{{Capcom}} ShootEmUp ''SideArms'': ''Side Arms'': by picking a certain power-up, one player could combine their mecha with the other player's to form a more powerful mecha controlled by both.



* 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 ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''

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* Both parodied and played straight in ''{{Operator}}'': ''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 ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
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