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19th Oct '17 12:26:14 PM lillolillo
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* Doctor Doom's Doombots -- both the RobotMe Doombots, and the more straightforward purple-and-gray Mecha-Mook Doombots. Oddly, the two designs rarely appear together in a story.

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* Doctor Doom's ComicBook/DoctorDoom's Doombots -- both the RobotMe Doombots, and the more straightforward purple-and-gray Mecha-Mook Doombots. Oddly, the two designs rarely appear together in a story.



* In ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'', ComicBook/LexLuthor's robot enforcers called "Gardeners" execute whoever gets out of line.



* Franchise/{{Superman}} is one of the few ''good guys'' to keep a contingent of Mecha-Mooks, the Superman Robots in the Fortress of Solitude. In the Silver Age, he mainly used them as [[RobotMe decoys]] to preserve his secret identity, and occasionally to pinch hit for him when he'd been incapacitated by Kryptonite or some such. A [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge got dropped]] on the bunch of them in UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, but they were reintroduced in the [[ComicBook/PostCrisis modern era]] and occasionally appear in the present day.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} is one and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} are some of the few ''good guys'' to keep a contingent of Mecha-Mooks, the Superman and Supergirl Robots in the Fortress of Solitude. In the Silver Age, he they were mainly used them as [[RobotMe decoys]] to preserve his their secret identity, identities, and occasionally to pinch hit for him one of them when he'd they'd been incapacitated by Kryptonite or some such. A [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge got dropped]] on the bunch of them in UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, but they were reintroduced in the [[ComicBook/PostCrisis modern era]] and occasionally appear in the present day.
15th Oct '17 6:52:37 AM WaveSwallow
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', {{Cyborg}} MadScientist Doc Terror had several varieties of mecha-mooks to pit against the titular heroes.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''
** XANA's various monsters can count as the virtual version of Mecha-Mooks. They do appears robot-like the two times some are materialized in the real world.
** Then in season 4, the BigBad is busy constructing a whole army of robots to conquer the Earth.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', {{Cyborg}} MadScientist Doc Terror had several varieties of mecha-mooks to pit against the titular heroes.



* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''
** XANA's various monsters can count as the virtual version of Mecha-Mooks. They do appears robot-like the two times some are materialized in the real world.
** Then in season 4, the BigBad is busy constructing a whole army of robots to conquer the Earth.



* Lord Boxman from ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' runs a factory that builds MechaMooks that he sells to other super villains. His own QuirkyMinibossSquad of robots are regularly destroyed, either by the heroes or by [[BadBoss Boxman]] himself when they fail.



* A number of bad guys from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' have mechanical minions, from Lord Dominator's [[MagmaMan magma-powered robots]] to the clunky automaton soldiers of elderly super-villain Mandrake the Malfeasant.



* A number of bad guys from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' have mechanical minions, from Lord Dominator's [[MagmaMan magma-powered robots]] to the clunky automaton soldiers of elderly super-villain Mandrake the Malfeasant.
* Lord Boxman from ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' runs a factory that builds MechaMooks that he sells to other super villains. His own QuirkyMinibossSquad of robots are regularly destroyed, either by the heroes or by [[BadBoss Boxman]] himself when they fail.
10th Oct '17 8:28:10 PM WaveSwallow
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* Lord Boxman from ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' runs a factory that builds MechaMooks that he sells to other super villains. His own QuirkyMinibossSquad of robots are regularly destroyed, either by the heroes or by [[BadBoss Boxman]] himself when they fail.
16th Sep '17 11:46:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series as often as not had the title heroes battling the robotic Sentinels and all manner of mechanical foes, rather than organic bad guys. Indeed, only two characters (good, bad, or background) are directly shown to die at any point in the series, and both eventually come BackFromTheDead.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series as often as not had the title heroes battling the robotic Sentinels and all manner of mechanical foes, rather than organic bad guys. Indeed, only two characters (good, bad, or background) are directly shown to die at any point in the series, and both eventually come BackFromTheDead.
15th Sep '17 3:18:16 PM DarkHunter
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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.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Commonly used by the military of Atlas. They're shown to be rather weaker in combat than actual human soldiers and ''especially'' the superhuman Huntsmen and Huntresses, but they make for this with [[ZergRush sheer numbers]] and they are actually capable of taking down at least basic Grimm unassisted. 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.]]
7th Sep '17 8:52:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* German versions of computer and arcade games, notably in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'', where all soldiers are replaced by robots, the ''Probotector'' (''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'') series, ''Space Invasion'' (''VideoGame/{{Commando}}''), ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'', or fighting games, where blood is recoloured green or black. This is because of censorship in Germany (''UCK'' board) disallowing displaying [[NeverSayDie human deaths]].

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* German versions of computer and arcade games, notably in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife'', where all soldiers are replaced by robots, the ''Probotector'' (''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'') series, ''Space Invasion'' (''VideoGame/{{Commando}}''), ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'', or fighting games, where blood is recoloured green or black. This is because of censorship in Germany (''UCK'' board) disallowing displaying [[NeverSayDie human deaths]].
21st Aug '17 9:15:26 PM PhantomRider
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***The Nestene Consciousness has the power to control plastic. Its minions are animated by it directly, the limbs of one creature, though they definitely act like your basic robot soldiers.
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.
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