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7th Feb '16 9:18:09 PM Kuruni
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** See also many of the other series created by Ryosuke Takahashi, such as Dougram and [[Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner SPT Layzner]]. While they're not as realistic as VOTOMS, they are compared to the majority of mecha shows and have a similar gritty atmosphere.
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** See also many of the other series created by Ryosuke Takahashi, such as Dougram [[Anime/FangOfTheSunDougram Dougram]] and [[Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner SPT Layzner]]. While they're not as realistic as VOTOMS, they are compared to the majority of mecha shows and have a similar gritty atmosphere.

* 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 Humongous Mecha, and had TransformingMecha based on designs from Macross/Robotech before a lawsuit threat from HarmonyGold (these days the game has TransformingMecha that ''don't'' use the image of any outside party's licenses). Originally created by FASA Corporation in 1984, it was sold to WizKids in 2000, and has been owned since 2003 by Topps. Incidentally, it's also the reason this trope is called Humongous ''Mecha'' 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 tall Humongous Mecha, and had TransformingMecha based on designs from Macross/Robotech and Dougram before a lawsuit threat from HarmonyGold (these days the game has TransformingMecha that ''don't'' use the image of any outside party's licenses). Originally created by FASA Corporation in 1984, it was sold to WizKids in 2000, and has been owned since 2003 by Topps. Incidentally, it's also the reason this trope is called Humongous ''Mecha'' and not Humongous Mechs.
7th Feb '16 8:43:59 PM BattleMaster
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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 Humongous Mecha, and had TransformingMecha before their botched design licensing contract fell through with HarmonyGold. Originally created by FASA Corporation in 1984, it was sold to WizKids in 2000, and has been owned since 2003 by Topps.
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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 Humongous Mecha, and had TransformingMecha based on designs from Macross/Robotech before their botched design licensing contract fell through with HarmonyGold.a lawsuit threat from HarmonyGold (these days the game has TransformingMecha that ''don't'' use the image of any outside party's licenses). Originally created by FASA Corporation in 1984, it was sold to WizKids in 2000, and has been owned since 2003 by Topps. Incidentally, it's also the reason this trope is called Humongous ''Mecha'' and not Humongous Mechs.
2nd Feb '16 7:03:40 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWBKSO4DvWk&feature=PlayList&p=94EFCEE0E015C827&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=51 Code Guardian]], set during WW2, has a giant German mecha duke it out with a giant American mecha as the former tries to destroy a naval ship yard only to have [[spoiler:a giant Japanese samurai mecha show up at the end]].
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWBKSO4DvWk&feature=PlayList&p=94EFCEE0E015C827&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=51 Code Guardian]], Guardian,]] set during WW2, has a giant German mecha duke it out with a giant American mecha as the former tries to destroy a naval ship yard only to have [[spoiler:a giant Japanese samurai mecha show up at the end]].

* A company called Boston Dynamics developed a [[SpiderTank four-legged]] MiniMecha capable of carrying 88 pounds and withstanding significant force without falling over. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2YldU1f09I]] It's a bit... [[UncannyValley unsettling]]. * Though not a military vehicle, the civilian-made, [[SpiderTank six-legged]] Timberjack Walking Machine probably deserves a mention. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2V8GFqk_Y]]
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* A company called Boston Dynamics developed a [[SpiderTank four-legged]] MiniMecha capable of carrying 88 pounds and withstanding significant force without falling over. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2YldU1f09I]] com/watch?v=e2YldU1f09I MiniMecha capable of carrying 88 pounds and withstanding significant force without falling over.]] It's a bit... [[UncannyValley unsettling]]. * Though not a military vehicle, the civilian-made, [[SpiderTank six-legged]] Timberjack Walking Machine probably deserves a mention. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2V8GFqk_Y]]com/watch?v=CD2V8GFqk_Y Timberjack Walking Machine probably deserves a mention.]]
2nd Feb '16 7:01:35 PM WillKeaton
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** In WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated, the aforementioned Omega Supreme (and apparently, ''every other Greek letter'' Supreme) are HumongousMecha driven ''by Transformers''. Giant robots driving giant robots, yes.
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** In WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated, ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated,'' the aforementioned Omega Supreme (and apparently, ''every other Greek letter'' Supreme) are HumongousMecha driven ''by Transformers''. Giant robots driving giant robots, yes.
2nd Feb '16 7:01:11 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/GalacticMaximum'': [[http://maximumcomic.com/?strip_id=0 The opening fight]] * In ''Webcomic/TheSpecialists'', Max originally intended it to be a robot, but he coudl not get it to move right. [[http://thespecialistscomic.com/page-35/ solution: Mecha]]. (And he calls it a golem.)
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* ''Webcomic/GalacticMaximum'': [[http://maximumcomic.com/?strip_id=0 The opening fight]] fight.]] * In ''Webcomic/TheSpecialists'', Max originally intended it to be a robot, but he coudl not get it to move right. [[http://thespecialistscomic.com/page-35/ solution: Mecha]]. Mecha.]] (And he calls it a golem.)
2nd Feb '16 7:00:32 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' parodies this a few times, most notably in the [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010715 GOFOTRON arc]].
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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' parodies this a few times, most notably in the [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010715 GOFOTRON arc]].arc.]]

** The Duke D'Omas' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20031201 Walking Gunboats]] are, well, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The Duke D'Omas was "mad as a bag of clams[[note]]a compliment in [[MadScientist the GG universe]][[/note]]," though the gunboats do look most impressive. ** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080523 Medical Mecha]]
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** The Duke D'Omas' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20031201 Walking Gunboats]] are, well, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The Duke D'Omas was "mad as a bag of clams[[note]]a clams,"[[note]]a compliment in [[MadScientist the GG universe]][[/note]]," universe]][[/note]] though the gunboats do look most impressive. ** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080523 Medical Mecha]]Mecha.]]
2nd Feb '16 6:59:33 PM WillKeaton
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* In {{VideoGame/Nefarious}}, the VillainProtagonist Crow uses giant robots to battle against the heroes in [[BossBattle reversed boss fights]], where the player controls the boss mech against the computer-controlled hero character.
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* In {{VideoGame/Nefarious}}, ''{{VideoGame/Nefarious}},'' the VillainProtagonist Crow uses giant robots to battle against the heroes in [[BossBattle reversed boss fights]], where the player controls the boss mech against the computer-controlled hero character.
2nd Feb '16 6:58:50 PM WillKeaton
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* The final arc of [[LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Batman 2]] involves a [[spoiler: giant robot modeled after the Joker. It [[MadeofIron falls when Batman sabotages its flying mechanism, suffers several shocks from the metro, gets a weapon ripped off and the core pierced by Superman, loses most of its Kryptonite chasing the Dynamic Duo, fights no less than four superheroes at once who drop it off Wayne Tower...and yet it still tries to fight against six different heroes immediately afterward.]]]]
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* The final arc of [[LEGOAdaptationGame ''[[LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Batman 2]] 2]]'' involves a [[spoiler: giant robot modeled after the Joker. It [[MadeofIron falls when Batman sabotages its flying mechanism, suffers several shocks from the metro, gets a weapon ripped off and the core pierced by Superman, loses most of its Kryptonite chasing the Dynamic Duo, fights no less than four superheroes at once who drop it off Wayne Tower...and yet it still tries to fight against six different heroes immediately afterward.]]]]
2nd Feb '16 6:57:31 PM WillKeaton
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** Most walkers in ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' are Humongous Mechas, with the exception of [[MiniMecha Light Assault Bots]]. The aforementioned Monkeylord dwarfs '''base structures'''.'' [[http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/35124975/view/Monkeylord2.jpg EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM]]. And it is the smallest of all experimentals! '' The Galactic Colossus is at least humanoid, but an ACU is about chest-height to it. Even the LIGHT 'mechs', such as the UEF Mech Marines, are the height of full grown spruce trees.
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** Most walkers in ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' are Humongous Mechas, with the exception of [[MiniMecha Light Assault Bots]]. The aforementioned Monkeylord dwarfs '''base structures'''.'' [[http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/35124975/view/Monkeylord2.jpg EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM]]. THEM.]] And it is the smallest of all experimentals! '' The Galactic Colossus is at least humanoid, but an ACU is about chest-height to it. Even the LIGHT 'mechs', such as the UEF Mech Marines, are the height of full grown spruce trees.
2nd Feb '16 6:55:53 PM WillKeaton
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** ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' has the Super Dimensional Gear Yggdrasil IV. if the name wasn't a send up enough as it was, the fact that it transforms from battleship mode to humanoid mode makes the {{Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross}} homage even more obvious.
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** ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' has the Super Dimensional Gear Yggdrasil IV. if the name wasn't a send up enough as it was, the fact that it transforms from battleship mode to humanoid mode makes the {{Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross}} ''{{Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross}}'' homage even more obvious.
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