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7th May '18 10:22:21 PM Kuruni
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* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' is a DeconstructorFleet of Humongous Mecha anime tropes, featuring short, non-combat robots used for civilian purposes such as construction. The only combat robots belong to the protagonists, the police, who prevent mecha-related crimes and the military, like the Japanese Self-Defense Force.

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* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' is a DeconstructorFleet focus on MundaneUtility of Humongous Mecha anime tropes, featuring short, non-combat robots used for civilian purposes such as construction. The only combat robots belong to the protagonists, the police, who prevent mecha-related crimes and crimes, the military, military like the Japanese Self-Defense Force.Force, and MegaCorp like the Schaft Enterprises.
7th May '18 1:13:27 PM Kalaong
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* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' is likely the most feasible Humongous Mecha anime, featuring short, non-combat robots used for civilian purposes such as construction. The only combat robots belong to the protagonists, the police, who prevent mecha-related crimes and the military, like the Japanese Self-Defense Force.

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* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' is likely the most feasible a DeconstructorFleet of Humongous Mecha anime, anime tropes, featuring short, non-combat robots used for civilian purposes such as construction. The only combat robots belong to the protagonists, the police, who prevent mecha-related crimes and the military, like the Japanese Self-Defense Force.
5th May '18 4:33:14 AM azbyc15243
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* While most Drag-Rides in ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'' are MiniMecha, a few are large enough to qualify for this trope. Jormungandr is essentially a portable fortress: once set up in a specific location, it can't move from there, but its offense and defense are in the highest class among Drag-Rides. Gorynych can temporarily transform into a mobile version by assimilating the wreckage of other Drag-Rides. In this state, known as Devil Machia Mode, it can wrestle [[{{Kaiju}} Ragnarok]] and win.
2nd May '18 7:20:56 AM Kuruni
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* The satirical game ''TabletopGame/MachoWomenWithGuns'' had an enemy called [=BattleWarMechBots=]. It lampshades how ridiculous the whole concept is militarily, physically, and technically, noting that they were abandoned in favor of good old tanks once everybody realized that they just don't work.

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* The satirical game ''TabletopGame/MachoWomenWithGuns'' had an enemy called [=BattleWarMechBots=]. It lampshades how ridiculous the whole concept is militarily, physically, giant smiley face with arms and technically, noting that they were abandoned in favor of good old tanks once everybody realized that they just don't work.legs.
18th Apr '18 9:29:10 AM DanteVin
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* Colossus of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' is a full on giant robot, complete with RoboSpeak. Its Omega form is even bigger then its regular form. The anime adaptation shows its size compared to the rest of the crew.
7th Apr '18 11:44:27 AM nombretomado
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' features both mundane "Destroyer Robots" and {{Magitek}}-based ''Deus Machina''. While the eponymous Demonbane is 50 meters tall, the form it takes in prequel novel, Gunshin Kyoshuu Demonbane ([[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/demonbane-HUGE_9947.jpg War God Demonbane]]) is considered a prime contender for the title of "largest robot in all of fiction" (insomuch as a SizeShifter infinite in scope can be said to have a defined size), as it consumed the universe it started out in and began accidentally annihilating other universes it "bumped into". The final form, Elder God Demonbane, while not as large, has an ability known as ''Athleta Aeternum'' which allows it to summon itselves from all infinite universes, including those from realities that shouldn't exist. [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] gets rid of the Gunshin Kyoshuu by altering the timeline of the multiverse, removing it from existence. It keeps losing to the Elder God form in their eternal fighting.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' features both mundane "Destroyer Robots" and {{Magitek}}-based ''Deus Machina''. While the eponymous Demonbane is 50 meters tall, the form it takes in prequel novel, Gunshin Kyoshuu Demonbane ([[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/demonbane-HUGE_9947.jpg War God Demonbane]]) is considered a prime contender for the title of "largest robot in all of fiction" (insomuch as a SizeShifter infinite in scope can be said to have a defined size), as it consumed the universe it started out in and began accidentally annihilating other universes it "bumped into". The final form, Elder God Demonbane, while not as large, has an ability known as ''Athleta Aeternum'' which allows it to summon itselves from all infinite universes, including those from realities that shouldn't exist. [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] gets rid of the Gunshin Kyoshuu by altering the timeline of the multiverse, removing it from existence. It keeps losing to the Elder God form in their eternal fighting.
1st Apr '18 8:16:05 PM dodderbugs
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** ''VideoGame/{{Chromehounds}}''. Just as much, if not more customizable, with the major difference between it and the ''Armored Core'' series being about 300 MPH. Loved/hated because of its speed, it places mecha combat in a more realistic (all things being relative) setting, keeping the focus on blowing stuff up while changing the game from "fly fast and ShootEverythingThatMoves" to a more tactical game. Squads that fail to utilize the different role types and don't have an effective commander quickly find themselves scrap metal.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Chromehounds}}''. Just as much, if not more customizable, with the major difference between it and the ''Armored Core'' series being about 300 MPH.MPH (500 km/ph). Loved/hated because of its speed, it places mecha combat in a more realistic (all things being relative) setting, keeping the focus on blowing stuff up while changing the game from "fly fast and ShootEverythingThatMoves" to a more tactical game. Squads that fail to utilize the different role types and don't have an effective commander quickly find themselves scrap metal.



* Japanese artist Kogoro Kurata has made one called the Kuratas. This has a diesel-powered wheeled spider-tank lower body instead of legs, travels up to 6mph, can be piloted or controlled with a smartphone, and has water-bottle-firing gatling guns activated by the pilot smiling! You can build your own for $1.5 million. [[http://www.gizmag.com/kuratas-mecha-robot/23511/ Photo gallery here]]

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* Japanese artist Kogoro Kurata has made one called the Kuratas. This has a diesel-powered wheeled spider-tank lower body instead of legs, travels up to 6mph, 6mph (10 km/ph), can be piloted or controlled with a smartphone, and has water-bottle-firing gatling guns activated by the pilot smiling! You can build your own for $1.5 million. [[http://www.gizmag.com/kuratas-mecha-robot/23511/ Photo gallery here]]
1st Apr '18 8:12:42 PM dodderbugs
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* A company called Boston Dynamics developed a [[SpiderTank four-legged]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2YldU1f09I MiniMecha capable of carrying 88 pounds and withstanding significant force without falling over.]] It's a bit... [[UncannyValley unsettling]].

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* A company called Boston Dynamics developed a [[SpiderTank four-legged]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2YldU1f09I MiniMecha capable of carrying 88 pounds 40 kilograms and withstanding significant force without falling over.]] It's a bit... [[UncannyValley unsettling]].
1st Apr '18 8:09:51 PM dodderbugs
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For those of you wanting to create your own Humongous Mecha work, [[SoYouWantTo/WriteAHumongousMechaAnime we've got you covered]]. While not a reality yet or likely to be... [[http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/30/kuratas-the-13-foot-mech/ Japan is working on it.]] [[https://www.megabots.com/ and so is the US]] and these two [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVJTGLL2SnI/ are going to fight]]

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For those of you wanting to create your own Humongous Mecha work, [[SoYouWantTo/WriteAHumongousMechaAnime we've got you covered]]. While not a reality yet or likely to be... [[http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/30/kuratas-the-13-foot-mech/ com/2012/07/30/kuratas-the-4 metre tall-mech/ Japan is working on it.]] [[https://www.megabots.com/ and so is the US]] and these two [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVJTGLL2SnI/ are going to fight]]



* In ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. The BigBad, Friend, holds a robotics engineer hostage so that he can construct a fifty-foot giant mecha to use on the Bloody New Year's Eve. However, throughout the brainstorming process, the aforementioned engineer is on the verge of snapping because he can't get them to understand that a robot constructed in such a way probably couldn't even ''stand'', much less cause massive havoc and destruction. [[spoiler:They eventually make a cheap, pretend mecha that just ''looks'' like a humongous mecha instead. Not that everyone else realises this, though...]]

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* In ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. The BigBad, Friend, holds a robotics engineer hostage so that he can construct a fifty-foot 15 metre giant mecha to use on the Bloody New Year's Eve. However, throughout the brainstorming process, the aforementioned engineer is on the verge of snapping because he can't get them to understand that a robot constructed in such a way probably couldn't even ''stand'', much less cause massive havoc and destruction. [[spoiler:They eventually make a cheap, pretend mecha that just ''looks'' like a humongous mecha instead. Not that everyone else realises this, though...]]



* ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'': the eponymous Escaflowne is a 20-something-foot-tall MagiTek mecha that can transform into a dragon-mech.

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* ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'': the eponymous Escaflowne is a 20-something-foot-tall 6 meter tall MagiTek mecha that can transform into a dragon-mech.



* In ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'', a 13-foot tall death machine appears in volume 4 of the manga.

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* In ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'', a 13-foot 4 meter tall death machine appears in volume 4 of the manga.



** Moist also introduces the idea of thirty foot killer golems, since "If you don't invent thirty-foot killer golems first, someone else will".

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** Moist also introduces the idea of thirty foot 9 meter killer golems, since "If you don't invent thirty-foot killer golems first, someone else will".



* ''Literature/TheFourHorsemenUniverse'': The Raknars that Jim Cartwright accepts as partial payment on a contract in ''Cartwright's Cavaliers'' are hundred-foot-tall piloted robots designed by {{Precursors}} to kill canavars, genetically engineered monsters that devastated TheFederation in a war ending in its collapse millennia before.

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* ''Literature/TheFourHorsemenUniverse'': The Raknars that Jim Cartwright accepts as partial payment on a contract in ''Cartwright's Cavaliers'' are hundred-foot-tall thirty meter tall piloted robots designed by {{Precursors}} to kill canavars, genetically engineered monsters that devastated TheFederation in a war ending in its collapse millennia before.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' had a [[spoiler: 100-foot tall {{Steampunk}} Cyberman]] in ''The Next Doctor''. It was also an actual mecha, because it didn't have a human brain in it.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' had a [[spoiler: 100-foot 30 meter tall {{Steampunk}} Cyberman]] in ''The Next Doctor''. It was also an actual mecha, because it didn't have a human brain in it.



* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' had TRAZE-R, a thirty-foot high robot Dick Tracy that fought an enemy robot to the death. Like everything else about Locher-period ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'', TRAZE-R was [[CloudCuckoolander absolutely bugnuts insane]].

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* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' had TRAZE-R, a thirty-foot 9 meter high robot Dick Tracy that fought an enemy robot to the death. Like everything else about Locher-period ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'', TRAZE-R was [[CloudCuckoolander absolutely bugnuts insane]].



** Some golems can get pretty humongous, as well, in particular the iron, mithral, and adamantine golems. However, the biggest autonomous constructs are undoubtedly the colossi, 100-foot tall humanoids of stitched flesh, hewn stone, or cast iron, only ever created by the mightiest wizards.

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** Some golems can get pretty humongous, as well, in particular the iron, mithral, and adamantine golems. However, the biggest autonomous constructs are undoubtedly the colossi, 100-foot 9 meter tall humanoids of stitched flesh, hewn stone, or cast iron, only ever created by the mightiest wizards.



** ''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 melt its own armor to turn itself into a [[ActionBomb walking nuke]] (which, thankfully, it never does).

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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 15 meter tall]] and could use an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, and melt its own armor to turn itself into a [[ActionBomb walking nuke]] (which, thankfully, it never does).



* Before the events of ''Videogame/BattleClash'', Antonov uncovered a standing tank factory in Russia and, rather than use it to build said vehicle, converted the entire facility into a SpiderTank called "Ivan", which stands a little over [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty feet tall!]] Ivan can be outrun by a tricycle, boasting a top speed of twelve miles an hour, but your pilot, Mike, [[GoodIsDumb insists on being sporting]] and [[ViolationOfCommonSense engaging it head on]], making for a fairly difficult battle. The sequel, ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'', features Cobra, which is one hundred and fifty feet tall! However, Cobra a semi serpent that doesn't actually stand so much as float in the atmosphere of a Gas Giant. Grouken is even bigger than Cobra but is basically a giant underwater box with torpedo silos.

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* Before the events of ''Videogame/BattleClash'', Antonov uncovered a standing tank factory in Russia and, rather than use it to build said vehicle, converted the entire facility into a SpiderTank called "Ivan", which stands a little over [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty feet 15 meters tall!]] Ivan can be outrun by a tricycle, boasting a top speed of twelve miles an hour, hour (20 km per hour), but your pilot, Mike, [[GoodIsDumb insists on being sporting]] and [[ViolationOfCommonSense engaging it head on]], making for a fairly difficult battle. The sequel, ''Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge'', features Cobra, which is one hundred and fifty feet tall! However, Cobra a semi serpent that doesn't actually stand so much as float in the atmosphere of a Gas Giant. Grouken is even bigger than Cobra but is basically a giant underwater box with torpedo silos.



* Carlos Owens, a former army mechanic, spent four years and $25,000 to build an 18-foot tall steel mecha. [[http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2009-05/man-machine No, really.]]

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* Carlos Owens, a former army mechanic, spent four years and $25,000 to build an 18-foot 5 meter tall steel mecha. [[http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2009-05/man-machine No, really.]]
21st Mar '18 9:52:03 PM nombretomado
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* The RaySeries has Humongous Mecha... in ''ship-based'' {{Shoot Em Up}}s.

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* The RaySeries VideoGame/RaySeries has Humongous Mecha... in ''ship-based'' {{Shoot Em Up}}s.
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