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31st Dec '16 10:19:58 AM ShutUpNavi
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* Working with concept artist Vitaly Bulgarov, Korea Future Technology created a humanoid walking mecha called the [[http://www.wired.co.uk/article/korea-building-giant-robot-mech METHOD-1]]. Looking like a cross between ''Film/{{Aliens}}''' Power Loader and the AMP Suits from ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' it features a glass cockpit. The pilot can control the robot using a variety of buttons, joysticks, and [[MotionCaptureMecha motion capture]]. METHOD-1 was built to study the suitability of giant mecha in the real world with various utilitarian applications.
27th Dec '16 6:10:59 PM Delphi
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* In live-action, giant transforming and combining mecha have been a staple of the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' franchise since its third installment, ''Series/BattleFeverJ'', having borrowed the concept from [[Series/SpiderManJapan a live-action Japanese adaptation]] of ''Franchise/SpiderMan''. Yes, ''that'' Spider-Man.

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* In live-action, giant transforming and combining mecha have been a staple of the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' franchise since its third installment, ''Series/BattleFeverJ'', having borrowed the concept from [[Series/SpiderManJapan a live-action Japanese adaptation]] of ''Franchise/SpiderMan''. Yes, ''that'' Spider-Man. It should be noted however, that Super Sentai's mecha are only actual ''mechanical'' about half the time, otherwise being spirits, gods, spiritual projections, etc, that just ''look'' like robots. Sometimes this carries over to Power Rangers, sometimes not.
25th Dec '16 2:26:39 PM MiddleEighth
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*''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' has the “Lord Equus” form of Theecat's equibots.
20th Dec '16 2:34:30 PM MadCat221
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* The classic western Humongous Mecha tabletop game is ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'', and its RPG spinoff, ''[=MechWarrior=]''. Both series feature everything from [[PoweredArmor 3-meter tall battle frames]] to hulking 25-meter tall fusion-powered [=BattleMechs=] ranging from 20 to 100 metric tons, and even a few rare TransformingMecha. While ''Battletech'' is now more known for its RealRobotGenre designs, its first editions largely featured very much Eastern mecha designs that were licensed from ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' (among others) that led to a [[ScrewedByTheLawyers messy lawsuit due to licensing confusion]], resulting in those designs becoming "[[{{Unperson}} unseen]]" for 20 some years til they received a redesign. Incidentally, it's also the reason this trope is called Humongous ''Mecha'' [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope and not Humongous Mechs]].

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* The classic western Humongous Mecha tabletop game is ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'', and its RPG spinoff, ''[=MechWarrior=]''. Both series feature everything from [[PoweredArmor 3-meter tall battle frames]] to hulking 25-meter 15-meter tall fusion-powered [=BattleMechs=] ranging from 20 to 100 metric tons, and even a few rare TransformingMecha. While ''Battletech'' is now more known for its RealRobotGenre designs, its first editions largely featured very much Eastern mecha designs that were licensed from ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' (among others) that led to a [[ScrewedByTheLawyers messy lawsuit due to licensing confusion]], resulting in those designs becoming "[[{{Unperson}} unseen]]" for 20 some years til they received a redesign. Incidentally, it's also the reason this trope is called Humongous ''Mecha'' [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope and not Humongous Mechs]].
22nd Nov '16 5:13:05 PM tenuousbreaker
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* ''Series/MechX4'' has the titular MECH-X4, controlled through the lead characters's motions through technopathy with the aid of a harness to facilitate jumping. In practice, control of the robot is similar to virtual reality controls in real life. The cockpit is more spacious than your typical mecha cockpit to accommodate for this, with the consoles that other characters use to man the weapons being more like computer desks. The mech itself is not only large, but it actually has multiple rooms on the inside, including an entertainment room and a maintenance room.
21st Nov '16 6:24:54 PM jormis29
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* During most of ''The Final Station'' you hear characters mentioning the Guardian, the awesome weapon being built to counter ''their'' attacks, and debating its presumed effectiveness or lack thereof - the project has been long-delayed by various problems and implied bureaucratic red-tape. [[spoiler: When you finally see it, it's '''''enormous''''' - it dwarfs the city it's being built in, and you never get to see more than a small part of it due to the rest being completely outside of the screen.]] You're tasked to help bring it to functionality by bringing core parts to where it's being built, [[spoiler: then it's launched in a massive plume of fire. And then a few minutes later you very anticlimactically happen across its broken remains - the way the plot is told never makes clear whether it's destroyed, sabotaged or fails spontaneously, but the large gashes on the thing's superstructure make one wonder.]]

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* During most of ''The Final Station'' ''VideoGame/TheFinalStation'' you hear characters mentioning the Guardian, the awesome weapon being built to counter ''their'' attacks, and debating its presumed effectiveness or lack thereof - the project has been long-delayed by various problems and implied bureaucratic red-tape. [[spoiler: When you finally see it, it's '''''enormous''''' - it dwarfs the city it's being built in, and you never get to see more than a small part of it due to the rest being completely outside of the screen.]] You're tasked to help bring it to functionality by bringing core parts to where it's being built, [[spoiler: then it's launched in a massive plume of fire. And then a few minutes later you very anticlimactically happen across its broken remains - the way the plot is told never makes clear whether it's destroyed, sabotaged or fails spontaneously, but the large gashes on the thing's superstructure make one wonder.]]
21st Nov '16 12:28:24 AM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' has the Sentinels, mutant-hunting Humongous Mecha. They started out small (when compared to Evangelion, SuperSentai, etc.) but worked their way up to standard mecha size. Much worse (in terms of design impracticality) is that they were created in a "Master Mold," which is actually a much larger Sentinel. There is ''no'' good reason for a factory to take this shape. Since AIIsACrapshoot, Sentinels are known for getting out of their creators' hands in short order (Especially Master Molds, Sentinel-shaped factories which wouldn't ''need'' any decision-making ability.) The LiteralMinded AIs in fact point out their creators' fallacies - "Hunt mutants? You do know that there are some mutations in every life form? Humans are mutants."

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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' has Pre-Crisis Comicbook/LexLuthor often built giant robots to try to kill Franchise/{{Superman}} and/or Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. In ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'' Superman fights a skyscraper-sized Lex's robot at the beginning of the story, and later a submarine spider-mecha.
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Sentinels, mutant-hunting Humongous Mecha. They started out small (when compared to Evangelion, SuperSentai, etc.) but worked their way up to standard mecha size. Much worse (in terms of design impracticality) is that they were created in a "Master Mold," which is actually a much larger Sentinel. There is ''no'' good reason for a factory to take this shape. Since AIIsACrapshoot, Sentinels are known for getting out of their creators' hands in short order (Especially Master Molds, Sentinel-shaped factories which wouldn't ''need'' any decision-making ability.) The LiteralMinded AIs in fact point out their creators' fallacies - "Hunt mutants? You do know that there are some mutations in every life form? Humans are mutants."
11th Nov '16 3:12:32 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' has Metal Gear Sahelanthropus a TransformingMecha that can switch from a hunched form similar to Metal Gear [=REX=] to an upright form that stands nearly [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50 feet tall]] and could use an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and met it's own armor to turn itself into a [[ActionBomb walking nuke]] (which, thankfully, it never does).
5th Nov '16 9:43:13 PM nombretomado
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* In Pete Townhed "A Friend Is A Friend" based on book {{TheIronGiant}}.

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* In Pete Townhed "A Friend Is A Friend" based on book {{TheIronGiant}}.WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant.
5th Nov '16 11:04:19 AM nombretomado
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* ''IlivaisX'' is a mecha anime in WebSerialNovel format, using both RealRobot and SuperRobot influences. The eponymous mech (and the others like it) are more streamlined and shiny and just futuristic in general than other examples present.

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* ''IlivaisX'' ''Literature/IlivaisX'' is a mecha anime in WebSerialNovel format, using both RealRobot and SuperRobot influences. The eponymous mech (and the others like it) are more streamlined and shiny and just futuristic in general than other examples present.
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