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25th Aug '16 6:00:31 PM LinTaylor
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* Aizawa Nagisa from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' is a tiny alien piloting a human sized version of herself (minus her antenna). Her brother on the other hand, pilots a ''female'' robot ''specifically'' so that he can sneak into the female baths...

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* Nagisa Aizawa Nagisa from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' is a tiny alien piloting a human sized HumanAlien who's about the size of an action figure and typically rides around in a mech that looks like a human-sized version of herself (minus (the access port is a large screw on the back of her antenna). head [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight that nobody seems to notice]]). Her older brother on the other hand, pilots Ryo turns up in a ''female'' robot ''specifically'' female suit, entirely so that he can sneak into [[PeepingTom peep on girls in the female baths...bath]] -- [[LaserGuidedKarma and it comes back to bite him in the ass]] when fellow pervert Shimada falls for "her".
20th Aug '16 6:14:49 PM BNSF1995
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* The Pretenders in ''{{Transformers}}'' were suits ''for'' the titular giant robots, either disguised as humans or monsters. It was never explained ''how'' the Cybertronians could hide with these suits, considering they were still giant robots.

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* The Pretenders in ''{{Transformers}}'' were suits ''for'' the titular giant robots, either disguised as humans or monsters. It was never explained ''how'' the Cybertronians could hide with these suits, considering they were still giant robots. The concept works fine in animation (due to Transformers often changing sizes, known in the fandom as "mass-shifting") and the Decepticon Pretenders (almost all of them have monsters for shells), but for the Autobot Pretenders (who are basically all humans), it causes major scale discrepencies in the toyline.
19th Aug '16 2:26:52 AM Tre
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* Creator/SciFiChannel has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DH-v2G-aZg this commercial.]]

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* Creator/SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DH-v2G-aZg this commercial.]]
10th Aug '16 12:12:54 AM harlbior
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* ''Franchise/Stargate'':

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10th Aug '16 12:12:00 AM harlbior
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* The personifications of the emotions of Riley and other characters in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' influence their actions via a control console and view everything from their perspective as if on a viewscreen.


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* ''Franchise/Stargate'':
** The Goa'uld in ''Franchise/{{Stargate}}'' are a biological variant, usurping control of a living human host. It's explained that the reason Humans were popular for this role (as opposed to their previous hosts, the Unas) were because human bodies were easy to repair.
** The Tok'ra (a rebel faction of Goa'uld) defy this trope by sharing control with their human host rather than forcibly taking it from them.
** Jaffa, the soldiers of the Goa'uld, additionally serve as incubators for Goa'uld larvae, which they carry in a pouch on their stomach. However, they cannot control the Jaffa soldiers directly.
7th Aug '16 12:43:21 PM nombretomado
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* TheDCU's Mr. Mind (a tiny but very evil Venusian worm) has been seen to use large robots as bodies when he's not taking over humans.
* The Brain, from TheDCU, went from, urm, [[BrainInAJar being a brain]] to possessing a certain robotic supervillain later on, then [[{{Squick}} professing his love to his French talking Gorilla, Monsieur Mallah]]....

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* TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU:
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Mr. Mind (a tiny but very evil Venusian worm) has been seen to use large robots as bodies when he's not taking over humans.
* ** The Brain, from TheDCU, Brain went from, urm, [[BrainInAJar being a brain]] to possessing a certain robotic supervillain later on, then [[{{Squick}} professing his love to his French talking Gorilla, Monsieur Mallah]]....
17th Jul '16 7:07:00 AM StFan
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In sci-fi and anime you have your HumongousMecha and you have ...this.

The Mobile Suit Human is a MiniMecha designed to look like everybody else (more or less), manned by a tiny (usually about rodent-sized) pilot who can operate it to blend in with the rest of the population without being noticed; or to make himself seem more impressive than he otherwise would be. Nobody is ever afraid of anything tiny if it's not a KillerRabbit.

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In sci-fi and anime you have your HumongousMecha and you have ...have... this.

The Mobile Suit Mobile-Suit Human is a MiniMecha designed to look like everybody else (more or less), manned by a tiny (usually about rodent-sized) pilot who can operate it to blend in with the rest of the population without being noticed; or to make himself seem more impressive than he otherwise would be. Nobody is ever afraid of anything tiny if it's not a KillerRabbit.



* SyFy Channel has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DH-v2G-aZg this commercial.]]

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* SyFy Channel Creator/SciFiChannel has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DH-v2G-aZg this commercial.]]



[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The main characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' played with this trope: one is a pilot/Chef and the other is an expert at being/[[ShapedLikeItself appearing human]], at least [[CharacterDevelopment at the beginning]].
* According to ''[[AllThereInTheManual The Art of]] WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', the evil Emperor Zurg is actually a miniature alien in a suit of armor.

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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* The main characters A Sunday strip of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' has a fantasy spot in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' played with this trope: one which Calvin is a pilot/Chef and the other is an expert at being/[[ShapedLikeItself appearing human]], at least [[CharacterDevelopment at the beginning]].
* According to ''[[AllThereInTheManual The Art of]] WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', the evil Emperor Zurg is actually
Mobile-Suit Human being operated by a miniature alien in a suit crew of armor.little Calvins.



[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The main characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' played with this trope: one is a pilot/Chef and the other is an expert at being/[[ShapedLikeItself appearing human]], at least [[CharacterDevelopment at the beginning]].
* According to ''[[AllThereInTheManual The Art of]] WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', the evil Emperor Zurg is actually a miniature alien in a suit of armor.
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* ''Film/MenInBlack'': The alien prince of the Arquillian Empire who had the Galaxy was piloting a Mobile Suit Human, the better to hide from enemies -- and to pet his cat.

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* ''Film/MenInBlack'': ''Film/MenInBlack'':
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The alien prince of the Arquillian Empire who had the Galaxy was piloting a Mobile Suit Human, the better to hide from enemies -- and to pet his cat.



* ''StarKid''
* The 2008 Film ''MeetDave'', an EddieMurphy vehicle, takes this to extremes, featured a suit that looked like... Eddie Murphy. And was captained by... a miniature Eddie Murphy (actually a tiny humanoid alien). And was also a spaceship with about a hundred crewmen, making it a HumongousMecha at the same time.

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* ''StarKid''
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* The 2008 Film ''MeetDave'', ''Film/MeetDave'', an EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy vehicle, takes this to extremes, featured a suit that looked looks like... Eddie Murphy. And was is captained by... a miniature Eddie Murphy (actually a tiny humanoid alien). And was is also a spaceship with about a hundred crewmen, making it a HumongousMecha at the same time.



* Got a rare serious turn in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' - [[spoiler:the roughly human-sized alien invaders turned out to be biomechanical suits; the real deal were child-sized. They were implied to be physically weaker, but [[TheGreys by no means disarmingly cute]].]]
** In the novelization, it was explained that they're not ''just'' [[spoiler:biomechanical suits]]... They were literally [[spoiler:ANOTHER alien species that the BigBad conquerors had defeated, found them to be useful, and [[BodyHorror TURNED THEM INTO THE SUITS!]] Or perhaps they somehow evolved some sort of symbiotic/parasitic relationship.. Psychic revelations like that tend to be unclear.]]

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* Got a rare serious turn in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' - -- [[spoiler:the roughly human-sized alien invaders turned turnes out to be biomechanical suits; the real deal were are child-sized. They were are implied to be physically weaker, but [[TheGreys by no means disarmingly cute]].]]
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]] In the novelization, it was is explained that they're not ''just'' [[spoiler:biomechanical suits]]... They were are literally [[spoiler:ANOTHER alien species that the BigBad conquerors had defeated, found them to be useful, and [[BodyHorror TURNED THEM INTO THE SUITS!]] Or perhaps they somehow evolved some sort of symbiotic/parasitic relationship.. Psychic relationship... psychic revelations like that tend to be unclear.]]



* Done hilariously in a skit in the Creator/WoodyAllen movie ''Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex'', complete with a control center in the brain (infiltrated by a religious "spy" mid-coitus) and paratrooper sperm. Seriously.
* ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'': Turns out there was a cockroach that was piloting Kim Jong Il.

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* Done hilariously in a skit in the Creator/WoodyAllen movie ''Everything You Wanted To to Know About Sex'', complete with a control center in the brain (infiltrated by a religious "spy" mid-coitus) and paratrooper sperm. Seriously.
* ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'': Turns out there was a cockroach that was piloting Kim Jong Il.
Seriously.



* [[spoiler:Skool]] from the novel UnLunDun by ChinaMieville. For most of the story, he appears as [[spoiler:a big strong human in a diver's suit]]. Turns out, [[spoiler:the suit is actually full of water and inhabited by a school of fish, hence his name]]. Also, [[spoiler:the mercenary Mr. Cavea]]'s human body turns out to be just a suit. And the examples can go on.

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* [[spoiler:Skool]] from the novel UnLunDun ''Literature/UnLunDun'' by ChinaMieville.Creator/ChinaMieville. For most of the story, he appears as [[spoiler:a big strong human in a diver's suit]]. Turns out, [[spoiler:the suit is actually full of water and inhabited by a school of fish, hence his name]]. Also, [[spoiler:the mercenary Mr. Cavea]]'s human body turns out to be just a suit. And the examples can go on.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The short lived Saturday Morning show ''LosLuchadores'' had an evil chihuahua who operated a man-sized robot.
* In ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'', villain Sargain was a small, ant-like alien operating a man-sized armored robot. His ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' counterpart Zurgane didn't include this and was... uh, we're not sure (although his action figure incarnation did have a removable helmet showing the bug piloting the robo-suit, which surely confused a few fans unfamiliar with the original show).
** Sargain would then operate HumongousMecha, meaning he was piloting a robot to ''[[MetaMecha make it pilot another robot.]]''

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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The short lived Saturday Morning show ''LosLuchadores'' ''Series/LosLuchadores'' had an evil chihuahua who operated a man-sized robot.
* In ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'', villain Sargain was a small, ant-like alien operating a man-sized armored robot. His ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' counterpart Zurgane didn't include this and was... uh, we're not sure (although his action figure incarnation did have a removable helmet showing the bug piloting the robo-suit, which surely confused a few fans unfamiliar with the original show).
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show). Sargain would then operate HumongousMecha, meaning he was piloting a robot to ''[[MetaMecha make it pilot another robot.]]''



* The Teselecta, in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler Let's Kill Hitler]]'', is a shapeshifting humaniform robot piloted by miniaturized humans who traveled back in time to, you guessed it, [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct kill Hitler]].
** In a ''Meanwhile in the TARDIS'' extra.
-->'''Amy:''' "What kind of an alien (are you)?"
-->'''Doctor:''' "Well, a nice one; definitely one of the nice ones."
-->'''Amy:''' "So you're like a-a space... squid? Or something... are you like a tiny little slug in a human suit? ''(Doctor gives her a sour look)'' Is that why you walk like that?"

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The Teselecta, in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' the episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler Let's Kill Hitler]]'', Hitler]]", is a shapeshifting humaniform robot piloted by miniaturized humans who traveled back in time to, you guessed it, [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct kill Hitler]].
** In a ''Meanwhile "Meanwhile in the TARDIS'' TARDIS" extra.
-->'''Amy:''' "What --->'''Amy:''' What kind of an alien (are you)?"
-->'''Doctor:''' "Well,
[are you]?\\
'''Doctor:''' Well,
a nice one; definitely one of the nice ones."
-->'''Amy:''' "So
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'''Amy:''' So
you're like a-a space... squid? Or something... are you like a tiny little slug in a human suit? ''(Doctor ''[Doctor gives her a sour look)'' look]'' Is that why you walk like that?"that?



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* A Sunday strip of ''Calvin and Hobbes'' had a fantasy spot in which Calvin was a Mobile Suit Human being operated by a crew of little Calvins.

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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* A Sunday strip of ''Calvin and Hobbes'' had ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'': Turns out there is a fantasy spot in which Calvin cockroach that was a Mobile Suit Human being operated by a crew of little Calvins.piloting Kim Jong Il.



* ''CaptainCommando'' has [[http://www.arcadeflyers.com/?page=flyer&db=videodb&id=182ℑ=7 a playable character]] that is a super-intelligent baby riding a human-sized, headless robot. During the game, characters and enemies [[http://www.arcadeflyers.com/?page=flyer&db=videodb&id=182ℑ=5 can ride other headless mechas]], so you can have a baby riding a mecha that rides a mecha.

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* ''CaptainCommando'' ''VideoGame/CaptainCommando'' has [[http://www.arcadeflyers.com/?page=flyer&db=videodb&id=182ℑ=7 a playable character]] that is a super-intelligent baby riding a human-sized, headless robot. During the game, characters and enemies [[http://www.arcadeflyers.com/?page=flyer&db=videodb&id=182ℑ=5 can ride other headless mechas]], so you can have a baby riding a mecha that rides a mecha.



24th Jun '16 5:10:37 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' has "Government Man", a robotic ManInBlack piloted by GIR that looks even more like and android than him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' has "Government Man", a robotic ManInBlack [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]] piloted by GIR that looks even more like and android than him.
24th Jun '16 5:09:15 PM WillKeaton
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** It's necessary not only because of how Sam's ''looks''. He also [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2200/fc02109.htm sweats ammonia]].

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** It's necessary not only because of how Sam's ''looks''. He also [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2200/fc02109.htm sweats ammonia]].ammonia.]]
24th Jun '16 5:07:45 PM WillKeaton
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** There were a number of [[{{Expy}} similiar strips]] in other BritishComics to The Numskulls with small variations the most common of which were changing the setting to a television rather than a human or having the characters inside the person be Germs. ComicBook/TheBeano currently runs both The Numskulls and The Germs. [[http://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/variations-on-small-theme.html]]

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** There were a number of [[{{Expy}} similiar strips]] in other BritishComics to The Numskulls with small variations the most common of which were changing the setting to a television rather than a human or having the characters inside the person be Germs. ComicBook/TheBeano currently runs both The Numskulls and The Germs. [[http://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/variations-on-small-theme.html]]html The Numskulls and The Germs.]]
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