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23rd Nov '16 6:20:42 PM urutapu
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In reality, this is a JustifiedTrope as this enables robots to actually walk and even climb the stairs [[NoKnees without actually having any knees to bend]], which simplifies their construction, albeit can leave them vulnerable to falling over.

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In reality, this is a JustifiedTrope as this it enables robots to actually walk and even climb the stairs [[NoKnees without actually having any knees to bend]], which simplifies their construction, albeit can leave construction (while also opening them vulnerable up to falling over.
over, however).
30th Oct '16 10:06:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{GURPS}}'' 4th edition ''Ultratech'' handbook includes, in its chapter on NanoMachines, the "hopper" type--microbots that resemble metallic fleas or crickets.

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* ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' 4th edition ''Ultratech'' handbook includes, in its chapter on NanoMachines, the "hopper" type--microbots that resemble metallic fleas or crickets.
26th Sep '16 9:00:53 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* The Egg Press from ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy Sonic Advance]]'', pictured above.

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* The Egg Press from ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy Sonic Advance]]'', pictured above.''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':


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** The Marvelous Queen in the second Special Stage, and the [[EternalEngine Atomic Destroyer Zone]] Boss 1 from ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogTripleTrouble Sonic Triple Trouble]]''.
** The [[LethalLavaLand Red Volcano Zone]] boss from ''VideoGame/SonicBlast'' is this with an added ball and chain.
** The Egg Press from ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy Sonic Advance]]'', pictured above.
2nd Sep '16 11:33:30 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures: Babs' Big Break'', Montana Max controls one of these in the final battle against him.
9th Jun '16 2:03:12 PM Someoneman
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* The [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Eye Big Eye]] from ''VideoGame/MegaMan''. Every game of the original series has its own variation of that enemy, of which the ones from the first and second game are the [[DemonicSpiders worst]].

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* The [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Eye Big Eye]] from ''VideoGame/MegaMan''. Every game of the original series has its own variation of that enemy, of which the ones from the first and second game are the [[DemonicSpiders worst]].enemy.
21st Sep '15 2:03:25 PM Piando
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* A non-robotic example that doesn't use legs to begin with, but in one early episode of ''{{Beyblade}}'', Kenny, normally a non-action character, attempts to enter a beyblade contest with a spring loaded top in lieu of the traditional spinning method. This works well enough against some of the weaker players due to being evasive and being out of the range of attack most of the time until the opponent's top run out of spinning momentum, but due to its inability to attack it became easy prey to Kai's superior blade and skill.

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* A non-robotic example that doesn't use legs to begin with, but in one early episode of ''{{Beyblade}}'', ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'', Kenny, normally a non-action character, attempts to enter a beyblade contest with a spring loaded top in lieu of the traditional spinning method. This works well enough against some of the weaker players due to being evasive and being out of the range of attack most of the time until the opponent's top run out of spinning momentum, but due to its inability to attack it became easy prey to Kai's superior blade and skill.



* ''SystemShock'' features robots called Hoppers, which are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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* ''SystemShock'' ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' features robots called Hoppers, which are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.



* In ''LegoStarWars'', when C-3P0 gets hit his leg falls off and he hops to get around.

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* In ''LegoStarWars'', ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame Lego Star Wars]]'', when C-3P0 gets hit his leg falls off and he hops to get around.
12th Jul '15 4:16:17 PM nombretomado
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* The Hopster from ''MakaiKingdom'', which appears again as the TX-6 Jumpstart from ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero''. "No one knows if it's supposed to move like that, or if it's just broken."

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* The Hopster from ''MakaiKingdom'', ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'', which appears again as the TX-6 Jumpstart from ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero''. "No one knows if it's supposed to move like that, or if it's just broken."
25th Jun '15 4:03:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''KnightRider'': KITT can do something similar to the ''Series/RedDwarf'' example when the situation warrants, which is pretty much OnceAnEpisode. The production team got through a ''lot'' of Trans-Am bodyshells for those stunts.
* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': The Black Frog Ninjazord, naturally, what with being a frog.

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* ''KnightRider'': ''Series/KnightRider'': KITT can do something similar to the ''Series/RedDwarf'' example when the situation warrants, which is pretty much OnceAnEpisode. The production team got through a ''lot'' of Trans-Am bodyshells for those stunts.
* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': The Black Frog Ninjazord, naturally, what with being a frog.
11th Feb '15 10:10:57 AM TheUnsquished
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* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'''s Professor Madblood once attempted to build a giant robot, but he only got as far as building a giant robotic foot, which has to move by hopping.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Riff's [[HumongousMecha Mark-19 robot]] can [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090505 do this]], but it only works once.
* The Rabbit Ambulance from ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}''.
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[[folder:{{Webcomics}}]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'''s Professor Madblood once attempted to build a giant robot, but he only got as far as building a giant robotic foot, which has to move by hopping.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Riff's [[HumongousMecha Mark-19 robot]] can [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090505 do this]], but it only works once.
* The Rabbit Ambulance from ''Webcomic{{Achewood}}''.
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19th Jan '15 12:45:56 PM Mhoram
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* In ''LuckyStarr and the Oceans of Venus'', Lucky needs to get somewhere fast and all the regular vehicles are being used to evacuate the sector of the UnderwaterCity. A policeman jokingly suggests that he take a "hopper"--a ludicrous hopping vehicle that was a System-wide fad some years back--and Lucky takes him up on it.

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* In ''LuckyStarr ''Literature/LuckyStarr and the Oceans of Venus'', Lucky needs to get somewhere fast and all the regular vehicles are being used to evacuate the sector of the UnderwaterCity. A policeman jokingly suggests that he take a "hopper"--a ludicrous hopping vehicle that was a System-wide fad some years back--and Lucky takes him up on it.
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