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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.
30th Oct '16 4:37:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' went this way for the 2014 sets. Instead of re-releasing the heroes with new armor and weapons, they were released as minifigures and put inside mechas to battle huge subterranean monsters.

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* ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' ''Toys/HeroFactory'' went this way for the 2014 sets. Instead of re-releasing the heroes with new armor and weapons, they were released as minifigures and put inside mechas to battle huge subterranean monsters.
28th Oct '16 4:12:44 PM nombretomado
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* GoNagai's ''Anime/MazingerZ'' was the first series to feature giant robots piloted by humans, the convention which came to define the entire genre. It also created the SuperRobotGenre as we know it, featuring, if not originating, many of the tropes that have come to be associated with the genre. The series, along with sequels ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', have been aired worldwide.
** The caption for the page image is in fact a good example of HilariousInHindsight. GoNagai, trying to come up with an idea for a giant robot story that wouldn't rip off ''Tetsujin'', was observing a gridlock one day when he mused to himself that the drivers in back must be wishing for a way to bypass those in front. From that idle thought came the concept of a man-driven robot, and the rest is history.

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* GoNagai's Creator/GoNagai's ''Anime/MazingerZ'' was the first series to feature giant robots piloted by humans, the convention which came to define the entire genre. It also created the SuperRobotGenre as we know it, featuring, if not originating, many of the tropes that have come to be associated with the genre. The series, along with sequels ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', have been aired worldwide.
** The caption for the page image is in fact a good example of HilariousInHindsight. GoNagai, Creator/GoNagai, trying to come up with an idea for a giant robot story that wouldn't rip off ''Tetsujin'', was observing a gridlock one day when he mused to himself that the drivers in back must be wishing for a way to bypass those in front. From that idle thought came the concept of a man-driven robot, and the rest is history.
28th Oct '16 12:22:06 PM the_butcher
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*''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic "Hold My Beer... And Watch This!" utilizes the Siberian's invulnerability to overcome the structural difficulties of a Kilometer tall Robot after TheSingularity.
28th Oct '16 12:16:05 PM the_butcher
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* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': The part-mechanical, part-biological Evangelion. Throughout the history Shinji and Asuka start to realize that they are not mere robots, and figure out some of their secrets [[spoiler:(such like their mothers being stuck inside).]]
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': In addition to the bio-mechanical canon Evas, a new Unit-04 showed up in the sequel.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': The gigantic bio-mechanical Evangelions. Since this is a crossover, they are severely -and disturbingly- different from canon, and piloting them is more dangerous (most people die or lose their minds when they get into the cockpit).
* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': The Evangelions, bio-mechanical giant robots. A NERV worker says -when he sees Unit 00 being deployed- that it is their anti-{{Kaiju}} secret weapon.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': The bio-mechanical Evangelions. In addition to Unit-01 of canon, a new Unit-00 gets built, Unit-02 gets repaired, and the organization HERZ uses several MP-Evas seized from SEELE in the aftermath of the battle of 2015.
* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': The bio-mechanical Evangelions. Unlike in canon, though, Unit-03 is not destroyed and it takes part in the last battles, and Unit-04 also makes an appearance [[spoiler:When Kaoru pilots it.]]
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': The bio-mechanical Evas. As in canon, Shinji gets summoned to Tokyo-3 to pilot one. However, he is unable to synchronize with it, but due to him being ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' he is capable to support the pilots of the other giant robots without riding one.



* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': The Evangelions. Neither politicians nor army men relish the idea of relying on giant robots to fight, but Shinji quickly proves that they are the best weapon to battle the giant aliens.
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': The bio-mechanical Evangelions. Shinji hates them, but after the War [[spoiler:Unit 01 is the only giant robot left and he still has to undergo regular synch tests with it.]]



* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Asuka is pilot of Eva, a giant cybernetic robot, to fight giant alien monsters. However the super-heroines of Tokyo-3 -including ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Asuka herself]]''- are kind of rendering the Evas obsolete, and villains like Brainiac actually have technology can nullify their force fields. As the history progresses, Asuka has to choose between being a mecha pilot and a super-heroine.



* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'' is a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''/''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' crossover featuring the signature massive mechas from both franchises: Evangelions and Titans.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' features not only the Evangelions from canon but also the Jet Alone, which [[spoiler:reappears in the FinalBattle, piloted by one of the main characters.]]
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': In addition to the bio-mechanical canonical Evangelions, this story features two new Evas: Unit-A and Unit-08.
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