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17th Jul '17 7:38:13 AM Dark_Lord_
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* ''Series/MadanSenkiRyukendo'' has a strange example in the form of the Mecha-Tsukaima, which is a mechanical version of the series' regular Mooks, the Tsukaima and is used by the mechanical villain Baron Bloody. What makes the Mecha-Tsukaima strange, is that only one of them is seen onscreen during fights and its fighting prowess is more like a MonsterOfTheWeek than a simple Mook. The reason why it's listed here, is because it looks just the same as a normal Mook, but with mechanical parts attached to it.
* ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce'' has the Axtos, which are the robotic foot soldiers belonging to Neo-Terra, which is an evil organization led by robots who want to reset the earth to a state before humanity ruled the planet. Their way of doing this, is to cause several disasters, in hopes of destabilizing society. With the heroes being hypermodern rescue workers, the villains send out the Axtos to interfere with their rescue missions.
2nd Jul '17 2:00:07 AM Dark_Lord_
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* About half of the time, the {{Mooks}} in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' are robots, including the Cogs (though the Putties of ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphin]]'' were actually golems). Robot or not, however, ''Power Rangers''' mooks are almost never shown to be killed, instead teleporting away once they have been incapacitated.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Operation Overdrive]]'' changes this, however, with a nearly unprecedented level of mook destruction, and at least one of the two sets of mooks are indeed alive. Quite a few Rinshi in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' got reduced to purple dust, too. ''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]'' goes back to having more durable grunts. The same courtesy is seldom extended to the MonsterOfTheWeek.
** In a bit of a retcon, Divatox's mooks in the ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' movie were quite clearly humanoids in fish-styled armor (we even see several of them with their faceplates off), but for the series, they've been downgraded to a non-humanoid fishlike race. The "tron" in "Piranhatron" suggests they're Mecha-Mooks, but they make squishy sounds when hit.
** The majority of Mooks in {{Toku}} tend to be either Mecha-Mooks or else mystical beings, rarely humans, except in cases where they disguise as humans such as the ''[[Franchise/MetalHeroes Space Sheriff]]'' trilogy.
** Recent series of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and subsequently ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' have featured plenty of mook destruction. This is most likely due to the availability of cheap CG explosions.

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* About half of the time, the {{Mooks}} in ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and its adaptation ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' have several of these. Examples are robots, including the Cogs (though Barlo Soldiers (Cogs) from ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger'' (''Series/PowerRangersZeo''), the Putties Zenitto (Cyclobots) from ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'' (''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'') and the Ugatz (Grinders) from ''Series/EngineSentaiGoonger'' (''Series/PowerRangersRPM''). Special mention goes to:
** The Piranhatrons from ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' and the Quantrons from ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' are two sets
of ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphin]]'' were actually golems). Robot or not, however, robotic mooks specifically created for the ''Power Rangers''' mooks are almost never shown to be killed, instead teleporting away once they Rangers'' franchise and have been incapacitated.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Operation Overdrive]]'' changes this, however, with a nearly unprecedented level of mook destruction, and at least one of the two sets of mooks are indeed alive. Quite a few Rinshi in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' got reduced to purple dust, too. ''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]'' goes back to having more durable grunts. The same courtesy is seldom extended to the MonsterOfTheWeek.
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no direct Sentai counterparts. In a bit of a retcon, Divatox's mooks the Piranhatrons appearing in the ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' ''Turbo'' movie were quite clearly humanoids in fish-styled armor (we even see several of them with their faceplates off), but for the series, they've been downgraded to a non-humanoid fishlike race. The "tron" in "Piranhatron" suggests they're Mecha-Mooks, but they make squishy sounds when hit.
** The majority mooks from ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger''. There are three types of Mooks in {{Toku}} tend to be either Mecha-Mooks or else mystical beings, rarely humans, except in cases where they disguise them, each more powerful than the other. The Anaroids are the typical disposable mooks, the Batsuroids are their slightly stronger commanders and the Igaroids are just as humans such strong as the ''[[Franchise/MetalHeroes Space Sheriff]]'' trilogy.
** Recent series of ''Franchise/SuperSentai''
average MonsterOfTheWeek and subsequently ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' have featured plenty of mook destruction. This is most likely due able to talk. Adapted in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' as the availability Krybots, Blue-head Krybots and Orange-head Krybots, with the main difference being that the Blue-heads are also able to talk.
** ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' combines this trope with GiantMook. [=MegaZord=] Alpha, one
of cheap CG explosions.the mecha occasionally deployed by the villains, has the ability to release [=BugZords=], which are essentially its mooks.
3rd Jun '17 7:04:51 AM Clare
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* Ming's Ice Robots in ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth''. Only their leader, Garax, has a distinct personality and, while the Defenders have no qualms about destroying rank-and-file Ice Robots, it seems he is a different story. Indeed, towards the end of ''The Gravity of Ming'', Flash has Garax at his mercy, but declines to shoot him, saying:
-->No, I'm not like you.



* Ming's Ice Robots in ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth''. Only their leader, Garax, has a distinct personality and, while the Defenders have no qualms about destroying rank-and-file Ice Robots, it seems he is a different story. Indeed, towards the end of ''The Gravity of Ming'', Flash has Garax at his mercy, but declines to shoot him, saying:
--->No, I'm not like you.
3rd Jun '17 4:37:57 AM bensellers22
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* The VF-171s in ''Anime/{{Macross Frontier}}'' are this most of the time. They make up the bulk of the NUNS fighter forces and are consistently outmatched by the Vajra.

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* The VF-171s in ''Anime/{{Macross Frontier}}'' are this most of the time. They make up the bulk of the NUNS fighter forces and are consistently outmatched by the Vajra. In comparison, the heroes' VF-25s have no trouble cutting through hordes of Vajra.
3rd Jun '17 4:35:04 AM bensellers22
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*The VF-171s in ''Anime/{{Macross Frontier}}'' are this most of the time. They make up the bulk of the NUNS fighter forces and are consistently outmatched by the Vajra.
2nd Jun '17 2:13:17 AM thatmadork
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Commonly used by the military of Atlas. At least they're on the good guys' side. [[spoiler:Until the finale of Volume 3 when Cinder hacks them and sets them to attack Beacon.]]
27th May '17 12:53:56 PM LifeofPi
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'''Dodgers:''' You are lucky I didn't cut you to ribbons.\\

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'''Dodgers:''' You are You're lucky I didn't cut you to ribbons.\\
21st May '17 10:40:06 PM KaputExaltation
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A subtrope of RobotSoldier and, [[CaptainObvious obviously]], {{Mooks}}
19th Apr '17 10:47:52 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has this in the form of Dwemer automatons, ancient robots that serve as the guardians of Dwemer ruins. They range from the small and easily disposed Spiders, to the transforming Sphere (which rolls around as a metal ball before unfolding into a robot armed with both a blade and a repeating crossbow for combat) to the [[HumongousMecha Centurion]], a massive robot armed with a warhammer on one arm and a battleaxe on the other.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has this In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', seen most prominently in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the form extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] were a race of Dwemer automatons, ancient robots that serve {{Robot Master}}s. Known to them as the guardians of Dwemer ruins. They range "animunculi", they created these ranging from the small and easily disposed Spiders, miniature [[SpiderMech Spider Centurion]] workers to the transforming human-sized Sphere (which rolls Centurion soldiers (who [[RollingAttack roll around as a metal ball balls]] before unfolding into a robot armed with both a blade and a repeating and/or crossbow for combat) armed humanoid robots) to the [[HumongousMecha Centurion]], a massive robot armed Steam Centurion golems]]. Given that the Dwemer were known to tinker with a warhammer on one arm the "earthbones" (essentially the laws of nature and a battleaxe on physics in the other.''ES'' universe), their creations were built [[RagnarokProofing to last a long time]], with many still up and running in their old ruins even thousands of years after their disappearance. Plenty of intrepid scholars have attempted to gain control over these Dwemer creations in that time, but usually discover rather quickly that AIIsACrapShoot as the creations have the tendency to go berserk when activated outside of Dwemer ruins.
13th Apr '17 7:35:43 AM hszmv1
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*** It's probable intention was to lampshade Transformers (ab)use of this trope. From Bulkhead's point of view, ripping out the innards of something that is very much alive is already horrible. Doing so in front of a child is downright barbaric, hence the warning. From Miko's point of view, one machine just tore apart another machine like they always do in Saturday Morning Cartoons... but in real life, which is cool. Also helps to set some subtle context that the same attitude is held in reverse by the Transformers. It's easy to kill something when it's a StarfishAlien.
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