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31st Aug '16 12:14:45 PM Mr_White
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{{Anime}}, has a second, more [[HumongousMecha literal]] type: RealRobot series' will usually have at least one class of {{mecha}} that basically acts as [[RedshirtArmy the "Grunt" unit]] for the bad guy's army. This mech is usually simply constructed, probably with a basic ranged weapon ([[GatlingGood machinegun]] or [[FrickinLaserBeams energy weapon]] or two, a close-combat weapon, and may have the option of carrying a [[{{BFG}} bigger gun]], depending on how much tougher the hero's armor is. These will act just like regular Mooks ''or'' Mecha-Mooks, depending on how much the writers want you to empathize with the enemy. There's usually a very good chance that the Hero's Rival will at least start out by riding in an AceCustom version of this mecha. [[TankGoodness Tanks]] usually serve a similar role on the heroes' side, and said grunt will often be the only thing they can reasonably threaten.

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{{Anime}}, has a second, more [[HumongousMecha literal]] type: RealRobot series' will usually have at least one class of {{mecha}} that basically acts as [[RedshirtArmy the "Grunt" unit]] for the bad guy's army. This mech is usually simply constructed, probably with a basic ranged weapon ([[GatlingGood machinegun]] or [[FrickinLaserBeams energy weapon]] or two, a close-combat weapon, and may have the option of carrying a [[{{BFG}} bigger gun]], depending on how much tougher the hero's armor is. ) These will act just like regular Mooks ''or'' Mecha-Mooks, depending on how much the writers want you to empathize with the enemy. There's usually a very good chance that the Hero's Rival will at least start out by riding in an AceCustom version of this mecha. [[TankGoodness Tanks]] usually serve a similar role on the heroes' side, and said grunt will often be the only thing they can reasonably threaten.
23rd Jul '16 8:22:08 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Film/RoboCop2014'' has the EM-208's humanoid robot soldiers,the ED-209 walking weapon platform and the XT-908 flying assault drone.
* ''Film/AvengersAgeofUltron'' features mechanical soldiers courtesy of the titular villain that the heroes [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence go about massacring in ways that would be very much unbefitting the PG-13 rating were they flesh-and-blood]], tearing off limbs, cracking skulls, smashing them to pieces…
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* ''Film/RoboCop2014'' has the EM-208's EM-208 humanoid robot soldiers,the soldiers, the ED-209 walking weapon platform and the XT-908 flying assault drone.
* ''Film/AvengersAgeofUltron'' ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' features mechanical soldiers courtesy of the titular villain that the heroes [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence go about massacring in ways that would be very much unbefitting the PG-13 rating were they flesh-and-blood]], tearing off limbs, cracking skulls, smashing them to pieces…
pieces…
* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' has the Swarm of androids that [[BigBad Krall]] has at his disposal. In fact, his only organic minions are [[TheDragon Manas]] and [[spoiler: [[TheMole Kalara]]]].
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18th Jul '16 9:05:13 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The mooks in ''VideoGame/INinja'' are mechanized ninjas that bleed green goop, to which Ninja is free to spill and let it soak his blade. The game ''certainly might'' have gotten an MRating if they were human.
4th Jul '16 11:36:41 AM nombretomado
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* The Vahki robots in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''. Greg Farshtey, writer of the storyline, has professed a dislike of Vahki. It's extremely common for Vahki to be destroyed in downright cruel and unusual ways, particularly during the '05 arc.

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* The Vahki robots in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. Greg Farshtey, writer of the storyline, has professed a dislike of Vahki. It's extremely common for Vahki to be destroyed in downright cruel and unusual ways, particularly during the '05 arc.
29th Jun '16 10:39:52 AM REV6Pilot
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* The Loader robots make up most of Handsome Jack's forces in VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}.

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* The Loader robots make up most of Handsome Jack's forces in VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}.''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Hyperion does have combat-oriented human forces, however those are generally EliteMooks.



* ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth: The schtick of the Supremacy faction -- while their human troops are highly augmented with cybernetics, they also field armies of CNDR and CARVR drones. They can easily outproduce either of the other affinities in terms of raw numbers, and most of their troops can be upgraded with bonuses based on having allied units nearby.

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* ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth: ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'': The schtick of the Supremacy faction -- while their human troops are highly augmented with cybernetics, they also field armies of CNDR and CARVR drones. They can easily outproduce either of the other affinities in terms of raw numbers, and most of their troops can be upgraded with bonuses based on having allied units nearby.
27th Jun '16 9:44:16 AM MadCat221
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', battle clanks are often the fighting force of a [[MadScientist Spark]] on a warpath. [[JustTheFirstCitizen Baron]] [[AntiVillain Klaus]] [[EmperorScientist Wulfenbach]]'s two mainstays are his [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld Air-warship fleet]] and the iconic [[http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Wulfenbach_clank Wulfenbach Battle Clank]]. He has a myriad of other ground forces (usually co-opted from other sparks he defeated), but the giant toy soldier-esque clanks are the backbone of his armies.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', battle clanks [[CallARabbitASmeerp clanks]] are often the fighting force of a [[MadScientist Spark]] on a warpath. [[JustTheFirstCitizen Baron]] [[AntiVillain Klaus]] [[EmperorScientist Wulfenbach]]'s two mainstays are his [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld Air-warship fleet]] and the iconic [[http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Wulfenbach_clank Wulfenbach Battle Clank]]. He has a myriad of other ground forces (usually co-opted from other sparks he defeated), but the giant toy soldier-esque clanks are the backbone of his armies.
25th Jun '16 11:17:04 AM nombretomado
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** In the German version of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'', the "real world" GLA soldiers were replaced with cyborg clones that bleed green. Referenced in ''AHDotComTheSeries'', which has The Germans (a mercenary group of recurring characters) use "Cyborg Robots with Green Blood" as their disposable muscle.

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** In the German version of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'', the "real world" GLA soldiers were replaced with cyborg clones that bleed green. Referenced in ''AHDotComTheSeries'', ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'', which has The Germans (a mercenary group of recurring characters) use "Cyborg Robots with Green Blood" as their disposable muscle.
3rd Jun '16 1:54:49 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'': The games feature, as the primary enemy, tons of {{mooks}}. ''DynastyWarriorsGundam'', of course, changes this to use various grunt suits (and some variants) from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'', and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]''.

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* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'': The games feature, as the primary enemy, tons of {{mooks}}. ''DynastyWarriorsGundam'', ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'', of course, changes this to use various grunt suits (and some variants) from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'', and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]''.Counterattack]]''.
* ''Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters''. All robots are enemies, and all enemies are robots.
31st May '16 5:01:09 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Forerunner installations are most commonly guarded by robotic Sentinels; even the basic "Aggressor" variant is armed with a laser capable of cutting through steel. However, they have mostly replaced from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' onward by the Forerunner Prometheans, robotic units originally created to fight the Flood, with the strongest type being the Knights, which are heavily armed bipedal robots that can teleport anywhere at will. What makes the Knights unique is that most of them are [[spoiler:prehistoric humans who were forcibly converted into machines]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Forerunner installations are most commonly guarded by robotic Sentinels; even the basic "Aggressor" variant is armed with a laser capable of cutting through steel. However, they have mostly been replaced from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' onward by the Forerunner Prometheans, robotic units originally created to fight the Flood, with the strongest type being the Knights, which are heavily armed bipedal robots that can teleport anywhere at will. What makes the Knights unique is that most of them are [[spoiler:prehistoric humans who were forcibly converted into machines]].
28th May '16 10:33:58 PM nombretomado
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* The {{PS1}} remake of ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' features AIs as enemies: [[HumongousMecha Wanzers]] piloted entirely by computers rather than pilots. They are ''far less'' effective than human-pilots as they are less intelligent, can't use pilot skills, and can be immobilized by [[WeaksauceWeakness honest-to-God killing the lights.]]

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* The {{PS1}} UsefulNotes/{{PS1}} remake of ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' features AIs as enemies: [[HumongousMecha Wanzers]] piloted entirely by computers rather than pilots. They are ''far less'' effective than human-pilots as they are less intelligent, can't use pilot skills, and can be immobilized by [[WeaksauceWeakness honest-to-God killing the lights.]]
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