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29th Jul '17 2:54:10 PM grammy
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* A bad guy in the ''Anime/MazeMegaburstSpace'' {{OVA}}s.
* Baltro from ''Manga/ZatchBell'' is an example. It's a foot-tall demon with telekinesis (more specifically, it can telekinetically control anything that has a special kind of flower attached to it). So until its defeat at the end of the story arc, Baltro hides inside an enormous suit of armor that it controls with that power.
** Koral Q, the {{tokusatsu}} madon, also qualifies.
* The alien frogs in ''Manga/SgtFrog'' use fake robot bodies when forced to interact with humans, [[PaperThinDisguise although we still see their normal faces.]] Incidentally, Keroro usually appears disguised as a woman.
** The more tech-saavy Kururu's manages a full body android disguise, but only manages to show off his trademark creepy geek side by making it look exactly like a cutesy teen J-pop idol.

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* A bad guy strange, but almost direct play on this occurs in ''Basquash'': actually the ''Anime/MazeMegaburstSpace'' {{OVA}}s.
* Baltro from ''Manga/ZatchBell'' is an example. It's a foot-tall demon
HumongousMecha this show focuses on are later revealed to be created originally with telekinesis (more specifically, it can telekinetically control anything that has a special kind of flower attached to it). So until its defeat at the end purpose to be a Mobile Suit Giant, allowing the humans to mingle easier with the race of the story arc, Baltro hides inside an enormous suit of armor that it controls with that power.
** Koral Q, the {{tokusatsu}} madon, also qualifies.
* The alien frogs in ''Manga/SgtFrog'' use fake robot bodies when forced to interact with humans, [[PaperThinDisguise although we still see their normal faces.]] Incidentally, Keroro usually appears disguised as a woman.
** The more tech-saavy Kururu's manages a full body android disguise, but only manages to show off his trademark creepy geek side by making it look exactly like a cutesy teen J-pop idol.
giants.



* In ''Anime/SpacePirateMito'', the title character is about the size of a human third-grader, and resembles one. Her [[PoweredArmor battle suit]] is of a normal-sized shmexxy woman. HilarityEnsues when she has to leave it and it splits in half. So traumatizing for her son. It's later revealed that all [[PoweredArmor mail suits]] are modeled after the same woman, giving her son yet another shock when the BigBad's [[SamusIsAGirl helmet comes off]], revealing the same face as his mother.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the Life Size Host Robot Body Sayo-chan I that Haruna [[ArtInitiatesLife created]] for [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]] to pilot from its abdominal cockpit with her [[HauntedFetter voodoo doll]] so she can form a Pactio with Negi. [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids It also comes equipped with]] EyeBeams, RocketPunch, and torso-mounted [[GatlingGood Gatling Guns]].
** The cockpit design is even a ShoutOut to Anime/MobileSuitGundam, it's exactly the same as the orignal Gundam, Guncannon, and Guntank, complete with the bulky fold-out targeting computer.
** There's also Chichigami, a fairly short mercenary who pilots the Paio II,a MiniMecha that wasn't revealed to be such until later.
* A variant occurs in ''Manga/NewMazinger'', an one-shot painted ''Anime/MazingerZ'' graphic novel done by Creator/GoNagai and released by Dark Horse Comics: the titular super-robot is blasted into a sword-and-sorcery world where he rescues a topless princess (this IS Go Nagai, after all) from invading lizard-men. When the princess attempts to offer herself to the mysterious knight to persuade him to aid her people, he reveals that he is a machine piloted by a human "just the right damn size for a pet!"
* In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', the Zentraedi are a humanoid species whose members stand about 30 feet tall. The HumongousMecha piloted by the humans are designed, on purpose, to be the same size. In one episode of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', one of the characters even steals a Zentraedi uniform and puts it on his mecha to [[DressingAsTheEnemy pass as a member of the Zentraedi crew]].

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the Life Size Host Robot Body Sayo-chan I that Haruna [[ArtInitiatesLife created]] for [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]] to pilot The main character from its abdominal cockpit with her [[HauntedFetter voodoo doll]] so she can form a Pactio with Negi. [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids It also comes equipped with]] EyeBeams, RocketPunch, and torso-mounted [[GatlingGood Gatling Guns]].
** The cockpit design is even a ShoutOut to Anime/MobileSuitGundam, it's exactly
the same as the orignal Gundam, Guncannon, and Guntank, complete with the bulky fold-out targeting computer.
** There's also Chichigami, a fairly
''Anime/JapanAnimatorExpo'' short mercenary who pilots the Paio II,a MiniMecha that wasn't revealed to be "I Can Friday by Day!" is actually such until later.
* A variant occurs in ''Manga/NewMazinger'', an one-shot painted ''Anime/MazingerZ'' graphic novel done by Creator/GoNagai and released by Dark Horse Comics: the titular super-robot is blasted into
a sword-and-sorcery world where he rescues a topless princess (this IS Go Nagai, after all) from invading lizard-men. When the princess attempts to offer herself to the mysterious knight to persuade him to aid her people, he reveals that he is a machine mech, piloted by a human "just the right damn size squad of tiny military extraterrestrial squirrels going deep undercover to look for a pet!"
* In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'',
resource of some kind. Somehow, "she" is undercover so deep, she has a younger sister and a mother she lives with who don't know she's a robot. There are at least two other teenagers in the Zentraedi area who are a humanoid species whose members stand about 30 feet tall. The HumongousMecha piloted by the humans are designed, on purpose, to be the same size. In one episode of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', one of the characters even steals a Zentraedi uniform and puts it on his mecha to [[DressingAsTheEnemy pass as a member of the Zentraedi crew]].also actually mechs for small animals.



* A strange, but almost direct play on this occurs in ''Basquash'': actually the HumongousMecha this show focuses on are later revealed to be created originally with the purpose to be a Mobile Suit Giant, allowing the humans to mingle easier with the race of the giants.

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* A strange, but almost direct play on this occurs in ''Basquash'': actually In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', the Zentraedi are a humanoid species whose members stand about 30 feet tall. The HumongousMecha this show focuses on piloted by the humans are later designed, on purpose, to be the same size. In one episode of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', one of the characters even steals a Zentraedi uniform and puts it on his mecha to [[DressingAsTheEnemy pass as a member of the Zentraedi crew]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** The Life Size Host Robot Body Sayo-chan I that Haruna [[ArtInitiatesLife created]] for [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]] to pilot from its abdominal cockpit with her [[HauntedFetter voodoo doll]] so she can form a Pactio with Negi. [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids It also comes equipped with]] EyeBeams, RocketPunch, and torso-mounted [[GatlingGood Gatling Guns]].
*** The cockpit design is even a ShoutOut to Anime/MobileSuitGundam, it's exactly the same as the orignal Gundam, Guncannon, and Guntank, complete with the bulky fold-out targeting computer.
** There's also Chichigami, a fairly short mercenary who pilots the Paio II,a MiniMecha that wasn't
revealed to be created originally with such until later.
* A bad guy in
the purpose to be a Mobile Suit Giant, allowing ''Anime/MazeMegaburstSpace'' {{OVA}}s.
* A variant occurs in ''Manga/NewMazinger'', an one-shot painted ''Anime/MazingerZ'' graphic novel done by Creator/GoNagai and released by Dark Horse Comics:
the humans to mingle easier with titular super-robot is blasted into a sword-and-sorcery world where he rescues a topless princess (this IS Go Nagai, after all) from invading lizard-men. When the race of princess attempts to offer herself to the giants.mysterious knight to persuade him to aid her people, he reveals that he is a machine piloted by a human "just the right damn size for a pet!"
* Nagisa Aizawa from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' is a a 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 (the access port is a large screw on the back of her head [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight that nobody seems to notice]]). Her older brother Ryo turns up in a female suit, entirely so he can [[PeepingTom peep on girls in the bath]] -- [[LaserGuidedKarma and it comes back to bite him in the ass]] when fellow pervert Shimada falls for "her".



* Nagisa Aizawa from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' is a a 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 (the access port is a large screw on the back of her head [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight that nobody seems to notice]]). Her older brother Ryo turns up in a female suit, entirely so he can [[PeepingTom peep on girls in the bath]] -- [[LaserGuidedKarma and it comes back to bite him in the ass]] when fellow pervert Shimada falls for "her".
* Momo from Pretty Dream Rainbow Live who is a pink penguin (with hair) wearing a female human suit named Chisato Ibara.
* The main character from the ''Anime/JapanAnimatorExpo'' short "I Can Friday by Day!" is actually such a mech, piloted by a squad of tiny military extraterrestrial squirrels going deep undercover to look for a resource of some kind. Somehow, "she" is undercover so deep, she has a younger sister and a mother she lives with who don't know she's a robot. There are at least two other teenagers in the area who are also actually mechs for small animals.

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* Nagisa Aizawa from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' is a a 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 (the access port is a large screw on the back of her head [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight that nobody seems to notice]]). Her older brother Ryo turns up in a female suit, entirely so he can [[PeepingTom peep on girls in the bath]] -- [[LaserGuidedKarma and it comes back to bite him in the ass]] when fellow pervert Shimada falls for "her".
* Momo from Pretty Dream Rainbow Live ''Anime/PrettyRhythmRainbowLive'' who is a pink penguin (with hair) wearing a female human suit named Chisato Ibara.
* The main alien frogs in ''Manga/SgtFrog'' use fake robot bodies when forced to interact with humans, [[PaperThinDisguise although we still see their normal faces.]] Incidentally, Keroro usually appears disguised as a woman.
** The more tech-saavy Kururu's manages a full body android disguise, but only manages to show off his trademark creepy geek side by making it look exactly like a cutesy teen J-pop idol.
* In ''Anime/SpacePirateMito'', the title
character from is about the ''Anime/JapanAnimatorExpo'' short "I Can Friday by Day!" size of a human third-grader, and resembles one. Her [[PoweredArmor battle suit]] is actually such a mech, piloted by a squad of tiny military extraterrestrial squirrels going deep undercover to look for a resource of some kind. Somehow, "she" is undercover so deep, normal-sized shmexxy woman. HilarityEnsues when she has a younger sister to leave it and it splits in half. So traumatizing for her son. It's later revealed that all [[PoweredArmor mail suits]] are modeled after the same woman, giving her son yet another shock when the BigBad's [[SamusIsAGirl helmet comes off]], revealing the same face as his mother.
* ''Manga/ZatchBell'':
** Baltro is an example. It's
a mother she lives foot-tall demon with who don't know she's telekinesis (more specifically, it can telekinetically control anything that has a robot. There are special kind of flower attached to it). So until its defeat at least two other teenagers in the area who are end of the story arc, Baltro hides inside an enormous suit of armor that it controls with that power.
** Koral Q, the {{tokusatsu}} madon,
also actually mechs for small animals.qualifies.
29th Jul '17 2:40:57 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/SpacePirateMito''n the title character is about the size of a human third-grader, and resembles one. Her [[PoweredArmor battle suit]] is of a normal-sized shmexxy woman. HilarityEnsues when she has to leave it and it splits in half. So traumatizing for her son. It's later revealed that all [[PoweredArmor mail suits]] are modeled after the same woman, giving her son yet another shock when the BigBad's [[SamusIsAGirl helmet comes off]], revealing the same face as his mother.

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* In ''Anime/SpacePirateMito''n ''Anime/SpacePirateMito'', the title character is about the size of a human third-grader, and resembles one. Her [[PoweredArmor battle suit]] is of a normal-sized shmexxy woman. HilarityEnsues when she has to leave it and it splits in half. So traumatizing for her son. It's later revealed that all [[PoweredArmor mail suits]] are modeled after the same woman, giving her son yet another shock when the BigBad's [[SamusIsAGirl helmet comes off]], revealing the same face as his mother.
16th Jul '17 3:48:11 PM Kayube
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** The Slitheen from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of London"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E5WorldWarThree "World War Three"]] wear skinsuits to disguise themselves as humans. In an inversion, however, they're much bigger than the humans they're impersonating, and use compression technology to shrink down to fit.

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** The Slitheen from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of London"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E5WorldWarThree "World War Three"]] wear skinsuits to disguise themselves as humans. In an inversion, however, they're much bigger than the humans they're impersonating, and use compression technology to shrink down to fit. It still ends up looking like the humans in question gained large amounts of weight, though. In ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', however, the Slitheen eventually develop improved versions of the technology that allow them to fit into skinnier bodies.
8th Jun '17 9:41:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Rack fits this trope. He looks pretty much like a normal-sized guy in power armor. But he's really a small dwarf in Mobile Suit Human hardware that he built. He operates it using hand controls and telekinesis.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Rack fits this trope. He looks pretty much like a normal-sized guy in power armor. But he's really a small dwarf in Mobile Suit Human hardware that he built. He operates it using hand controls and telekinesis.
1st Jun '17 8:09:24 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Trinity}}'' RPG by WhiteWolf the alien Qin use these, but most of the time it's subverted, since the suits, though human shaped, are obviously alien. They're just more practical for interacting with humans than their natural small 'furry squid/slug' form. In one particular plot a faction of Qin tried to use 'perfect human replica' suits to infiltrate a radical, racist, Slavic supremacist terror group, but only having a limited understanding of human culture, they used a suit modelled on an ethnic African appearance. Needless to say, HilarityEnsued.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Trinity}}'' RPG by WhiteWolf Creator/WhiteWolf the alien Qin use these, but most of the time it's subverted, since the suits, though human shaped, are obviously alien. They're just more practical for interacting with humans than their natural small 'furry squid/slug' form. In one particular plot a faction of Qin tried to use 'perfect human replica' suits to infiltrate a radical, racist, Slavic supremacist terror group, but only having a limited understanding of human culture, they used a suit modelled on an ethnic African appearance. Needless to say, HilarityEnsued.
28th May '17 7:23:32 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'', the Creator/HarryHarrison spoof of military sci-fi, SpaceCadet "Eager" Beager turns out to be a Chinger spy living in the head of a human-looking robot. The Chinger aliens were presented as giant lizards in the official military propaganda, but they are actually seven inches tall.
** The inverse (a human concealed inside a robotic alien suit) happens often in Creator/HarryHarrison sci-fi, such as ''Repairman'', ''Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers'', and ''[[Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You]]''.

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* Creator/HarryHarrison:
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In ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'', the Creator/HarryHarrison spoof of military sci-fi, SpaceCadet "Eager" Beager turns out to be a Chinger spy living in the head of a human-looking robot. The Chinger aliens were presented as giant lizards in the official military propaganda, but they are actually seven inches tall.
** The inverse (a human concealed inside a robotic alien suit) happens often in Creator/HarryHarrison sci-fi, such as ''Repairman'', ''Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers'', ''Literature/StarSmashersOfTheGalaxyRangers'', and ''[[Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You]]''.
4th May '17 10:53:57 AM Dvandemon
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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.
5th Mar '17 8:21:10 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Comicbook/TheAmazingScrewOnHead'' by ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'s creator Mike Mignola is a {{steampunk}} AlternateUniverse where the title character is, for reasons unexplained, a head with a threaded bolt for a neck that can screw into various robot bodies, mainly humanoid.



* In a very ''un''-comedic example, the aliens in ''Film/DarkCity'' used corpses as {{Mobile Suit Human}}s.
* 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.
* Got a rare serious turn in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' -- [[spoiler:the roughly human-sized alien invaders turnes out to be biomechanical suits; the real deal are child-sized. They are implied to be physically weaker, but [[TheGreys by no means disarmingly cute]].]] In the novelization, it is explained that they're not ''just'' [[spoiler:biomechanical suits]]... They 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 revelations like that tend to be unclear.]]
* The 2008 Film ''Film/MeetDave'', an Creator/EddieMurphy vehicle, takes this to extremes, featured a suit that looks like... Eddie Murphy. And is captained by... a miniature Eddie Murphy (actually a tiny humanoid alien). And is also a spaceship with about a hundred crewmen, making it a HumongousMecha at the same time.



* A truly excellent example in the ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movie. [[spoiler: The villain turns out to be Scrappy inside one of these.]]



* The 2008 Film ''Film/MeetDave'', an Creator/EddieMurphy vehicle, takes this to extremes, featured a suit that looks like... Eddie Murphy. And is captained by... a miniature Eddie Murphy (actually a tiny humanoid alien). And is also a spaceship with about a hundred crewmen, making it a HumongousMecha at the same time.
* A truly excellent example in the ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movie. [[spoiler: The villain turns out to be Scrappy inside one of these.]]
* Got a rare serious turn in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' -- [[spoiler:the roughly human-sized alien invaders turnes out to be biomechanical suits; the real deal are child-sized. They are implied to be physically weaker, but [[TheGreys by no means disarmingly cute]].]] In the novelization, it is explained that they're not ''just'' [[spoiler:biomechanical suits]]... They 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 revelations like that tend to be unclear.]]
* In a very ''un''-comedic example, the aliens in ''Film/DarkCity'' used corpses as {{Mobile Suit Human}}s.
* 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.



* The short lived Saturday Morning show ''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). Sargain would then operate HumongousMecha, meaning he was piloting a robot to ''[[MetaMecha make it pilot another robot.]]''
* Kevin is purported to be one of these in an episode of ''Series/TheOfficeUS''.



** The Teselecta, in the 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]].

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** The Teselecta, in Slitheen from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of London"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E5WorldWarThree "World War Three"]] wear skinsuits to disguise themselves as humans. In an inversion, however, they're much bigger than the 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]].they're impersonating, and use compression technology to shrink down to fit.



'''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?
** One can't forget the Slitheens' skinsuits. And no, skinsuit is not a metaphor for nudity.

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'''Doctor:''' '''The Doctor:''' Well, a nice one; definitely one of the nice ones.\\
'''Amy:''' So you're like a-a space...space . . . squid? Or something... are you like a tiny little slug in a human suit? ''[Doctor ''[The Doctor gives her a sour look]'' Is that why you walk like that?
** One can't forget The Teselecta, in the Slitheens' skinsuits. And no, skinsuit 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]].
* The short lived Saturday Morning show ''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 metaphor for nudity.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.]]''
* Kevin is purported to be one of these in an episode of ''Series/TheOfficeUS''.



** 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.

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** The Goa'uld in ''Franchise/{{Stargate}}'' are a biological variant, usurping control of a living human host. It's explained that the reason Humans humans were popular for this role (as opposed to their previous hosts, the Unas) were because human bodies were easy to repair.






* The recurring villain for ''[[WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins 3-2-1 Penguins!]]'' is Baron Von Cavitus, in actuality a mechanical suit driven by a hamster named Bert Bertman.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears''- in one episode, one of the Gummis used a ClockPunk human-sized suit of armor to masquerade as a human. It did well for a while, but then the limbs started coming off...



* A gag in the title sequence of ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'' shows Cassie trying to hire a bounty hunter, and selecting a hulking figure in powered armour - which immediately falls apart, revealing the title character. (The armour never appears or gets a mention during the actual episodes.)
* One episode of ''[[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]]'' features one of these played as TheMole. Or technically, the walrus, or the chairman.
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' had the (ironically named) Gargantuns who were six inches tall. Dissenting Gargantuns would often times use normal sized suits to blend in and attack their targets. (One such case featured framing Buzz Lightyear by wearing one of these suits and attempting to kill the Galactic President who was signing an important treaty. They then attempted a Xanatos Gambit by demonstrating a suit that looked like the President and pretending to use it to derail the peace treaty, all to get the real Buzz to shoot the real President.)



* Brain's human outfit from ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' is a mechanical human body topped off by Brain's own head. He claimed his tiny head and large ears were the result of a "medical condition". On another occasion, he stated outright, "[[SarcasticConfession Actually, I'm a laboratory mouse in the advanced stages of a plot to take over the world.]]"
** One episode reveals [[strike: Bill Gates]] [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Gill Bates]] to be a suit piloted by Brain's archrival Snowball the Hamster.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' cartoon series, there were many Arquillians living on Earth, and their suits were [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids very powerful compared to humans.]] In one episode, another similarly-sized race, the Fmek, ran around body-jacking the pacifist Arquillians to use their suits against them.
** It goes even further with Microcephalopoids, aliens so small that they use Mobile Suit ''Arquillians'' to ''[[MetaMecha pilot]]'' Mobile Suit Humans.
* Roach Coach, from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': a one-off villain who despises humanity and has a device that let him control roaches. He appears at first to be an ordinary man (with antennae), but he turns out to be a roach in a robot human suit.



* One of the {{Couch Gag}}s in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' has Mandy's face opening to reveal a smaller Mandy, who then utters [[Franchise/StarWars "Echuta"]].
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' has "Government Man", a robotic [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]] piloted by GIR that looks even more like and android than him.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' cartoon series, there were many Arquillians living on Earth, and their suits were [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids very powerful compared to humans.]] In one episode, another similarly-sized race, the Fmek, ran around body-jacking the pacifist Arquillians to use their suits against them.
** It goes even further with Microcephalopoids, aliens so small that they use Mobile Suit ''Arquillians'' to ''[[MetaMecha pilot]]'' Mobile Suit Humans.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' showed Mr. Flynn-Fletcher's body being revealed to be a suit piloted by Perry the Platypus at one point in said episode. Another had an alien in a Mrs. Flynn-Fletcher suit so he could learn about the habits of Earthling mothers while Phineas and Ferb repaired his spaceship.
* Brain's human outfit from ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' is a mechanical human body topped off by Brain's own head. He claimed his tiny head and large ears were the result of a "medical condition". On another occasion, he stated outright, "[[SarcasticConfession Actually, I'm a laboratory mouse in the advanced stages of a plot to take over the world.]]"
** One episode reveals [[strike: Bill Gates]] [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Gill Bates]] to be a suit piloted by Brain's archrival Snowball the Hamster.
* Roach Coach, from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': a one-off villain who despises humanity and has a device that let him control roaches. He appears at first to be an ordinary man (with antennae), but he turns out to be a roach in a robot human suit.
* Right on the line between this and HumongousMecha, in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' Episode XVI, "Jack & the Smackback" (aka the Dome of [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom]]), Jack fights The Aqualizer, which, while quite large, we discover after Jack lays the smackdown on it is controlled by a rather tiny sea slug-looking critter.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' sees most of the crew of the eponymous research station's bodies turned into these for mice, while the crew themselves have their brains put into giant robots. It is made more amusing by the fact that the whole cycle was started because the captain of the station had scandalous photos of the science officer engaged in sexual acts with a fat intern, which said captain was threatening to show to said science officer's girlfriend...and the science officer spent 90% of the episode drunk.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretFilesOfTheSpyDogs'' had Humanesks, which pretended to be fat humans. They had spy dogs as pilots.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Plankton will sometimes dress up in robot contraptions that make him equally big as the rest of the cast. Not exactly ''human'', though. Generic fish or Mr. Krabs himself are his favourites.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS2E17BountyHunters "Bounty Hunters"]], one of the titular characters is a hulking armoured figure named Seripas -- who, true to this trope, turns out to be a diminutive alien about half a metre tall.



* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' had the (ironically named) Gargantuns who were six inches tall. Dissenting Gargantuns would often times use normal sized suits to blend in and attack their targets. (One such case featured framing Buzz Lightyear by wearing one of these suits and attempting to kill the Galactic President who was signing an important treaty. They then attempted a Xanatos Gambit by demonstrating a suit that looked like the President and pretending to use it to derail the peace treaty, all to get the real Buzz to shoot the real President.)
* A gag in the title sequence of ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'' shows Cassie trying to hire a bounty hunter, and selecting a hulking figure in powered armour - which immediately falls apart, revealing the title character. (The armour never appears or gets a mention during the actual episodes.)



* The recurring villain for ''[[WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins 3-2-1 Penguins!]]'' is Baron Von Cavitus, in actuality a mechanical suit driven by a hamster named Bert Bertman.
* One episode of ''[[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]]'' features one of these played as TheMole. Or technically, the walrus, or the chairman.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Plankton will sometimes dress up in robot contraptions that make him equally big as the rest of the cast. Not exactly ''human'', though. Generic fish or Mr. Krabs himself are his favourites.
* ''Comicbook/TheAmazingScrewOnHead'' by ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'s creator Mike Mignola is a {{steampunk}} AlternateUniverse where the title character is, for reasons unexplained, a head with a threaded bolt for a neck that can screw into various robot bodies, mainly humanoid.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears''- in one episode, one of the Gummis used a ClockPunk human-sized suit of armor to masquerade as a human. It did well for a while, but then the limbs started coming off...
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretFilesOfTheSpyDogs'' had Humanesks, which pretended to be fat humans. They had spy dogs as pilots.
* Right on the line between this and HumongousMecha, in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' Episode XVI, "Jack & the Smackback" (aka the Dome of [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom]]), Jack fights The Aqualizer, which, while quite large, we discover after Jack lays the smackdown on it is controlled by a rather tiny sea slug-looking critter.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' showed Mr. Flynn-Fletcher's body being revealed to be a suit piloted by Perry the Platypus at one point in said episode. Another had an alien in a Mrs. Flynn-Fletcher suit so he could learn about the habits of Earthling mothers while Phineas and Ferb repaired his spaceship.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' sees most of the crew of the eponymous research station's bodies turned into these for mice, while the crew themselves have their brains put into giant robots. It is made more amusing by the fact that the whole cycle was started because the captain of the station had scandalous photos of the science officer engaged in sexual acts with a fat intern, which said captain was threatening to show to said science officer's girlfriend...and the science officer spent 90% of the episode drunk.
* One of the {{Couch Gag}}s in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' has Mandy's face opening to reveal a smaller Mandy, who then utters [[Franchise/StarWars "Echuta"]].



* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' has "Government Man", a robotic [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]] piloted by GIR that looks even more like and android than him.


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* In the Creator/MarvelComics' {{Retcon}} series ''{{Marvel}}: The Lost Generation'', a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] BrainInAJar hero called the Eternal Brain was given a robot named Walkabout to provide him with mobility.

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* In the Creator/MarvelComics' {{Retcon}} series ''{{Marvel}}: ''Franchise/{{Marvel|Universe}}: The Lost Generation'', a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] BrainInAJar hero called the Eternal Brain was given a robot named Walkabout to provide him with mobility.
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* ''TopTen'' features an intelligent talking Doberman Pinscher in a humanoid mechanical suit of armor.

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* ''TopTen'' ''ComicBook/TopTen'' features an intelligent talking Doberman Pinscher in a humanoid mechanical suit of armor.



** Also {{ComicBook/BPRD}} agent Johan Krauss, who's pretty much a cloud of gas in a pressurized suit.
* In the MarvelComics' {{Retcon}} series ''{{Marvel}}: The Lost Generation'', a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] BrainInAJar hero called the Eternal Brain was given a robot named Walkabout to provide him with mobility.

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** Also {{ComicBook/BPRD}} agent Johan Krauss, who's pretty much a cloud of gas in a pressurized suit.
* In the MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' {{Retcon}} series ''{{Marvel}}: The Lost Generation'', a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] BrainInAJar hero called the Eternal Brain was given a robot named Walkabout to provide him with mobility.
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