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5th Dec '17 10:12:27 AM Kadorhal
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This usually comes in two flavours, free control cockpit room inside the mecha (or remote controlled by same) or a large apparatus that the pilot fits into. The first type of control have the pilot wearing some kind of motion capture suit, or the room itself has a certain motion capture technology, and the mecha simply mimics it. The second type usually have a mechanized suit, or part of one, inside the cockpit, which is used to capture the motion AND hold the pilot in place.

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This usually comes in two flavours, free control cockpit room inside the mecha (or remote controlled by same) or a large apparatus that the pilot fits into. The first type of control have the pilot wearing some kind of motion capture suit, or the room itself has a certain motion capture technology, and the mecha simply mimics it. The second type usually have a mechanized suit, or part of one, inside the cockpit, which is used to capture the motion AND ''and'' hold the pilot in place.



* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'': This is how the titular mecha is controlled whenever Guy performs fusion with Galeon, who transform into a humanoid figure of Guy, and he stands within, allowing too do punches and kicks.

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* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'': This is how the titular eponymous mecha is controlled whenever Guy performs fusion with Galeon, who transform into a humanoid figure of Guy, and he stands within, allowing too do punches and kicks.within.



* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'': Called the Mobile Trace System, the pilot stands on a platform and has a tight rubber suit which controls all the movements so it can function as a kung fu mecha. Special attacks are voice activated. This is different from other mecha in the Gundam verse which generally have nothing but joysticks.

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* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'': Called the Mobile Trace System, the pilot stands on a platform and has wears a tight rubber suit which controls all the movements so it can function as a kung fu mecha. Special attacks are voice activated. This is different from other mecha in the Gundam verse ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' 'verse, which generally have nothing but joysticks.two joysticks and two pedals.



* ''SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' mixes this with virtual reality with the Bioroids. The nerve impulses of the pilot are redirected to cause the Bioroid to move instead of the pilot's body. It's assumed that a similar method of force-feedback is also involved.

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* ''SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' mixes this with virtual reality with the Bioroids. The nerve impulses of the pilot are redirected to cause the Bioroid to move instead of the pilot's body. It's assumed that a similar method of force-feedback is also involved.
26th Nov '17 1:02:49 PM ViperhawkZ
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* Hisako "Armor" Ichiki, from the ''Comicbook/X-Men'', controls her eponymous armor like this. It's a psychic construct, so there's no control interface as such, but Hisako can be seen floating inside the armor as it mimics her movements, and the armor itself is designed to invoke a humanoid mech.

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* Hisako "Armor" Ichiki, from the ''Comicbook/X-Men'', ''Comicbook/XMen'', controls her eponymous armor like this. It's a psychic construct, so there's no control interface as such, but Hisako can be seen floating inside the armor as it mimics her movements, and the armor itself is designed to invoke a humanoid mech.
26th Nov '17 1:02:30 PM ViperhawkZ
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* Hisako "Armor" Ichiki, from the ''Comicbook/X-Men'', controls her eponymous armor like this. It's a psychic construct, so there's no control interface as such, but Hisako can be seen floating inside the armor as it mimics her movements, and the armor itself is designed to invoke a humanoid mech.
2nd Sep '17 3:08:10 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'': Ryuuseioh, being one of the lightest Sentai mecha ever, follows Ryu Ranger's movements. Even better, it's apparently the face actor in the Ryu Ranger suit for these scenes (and visibly fills the suit out differently). This didn't translate into Season 2 of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', though, as while Ryuuseioh was carried over (as the Red Dragon Thunderzord) the Ryu Ranger footage was not. However, ''MMPR'' did show Tommy switching the Tigerzord into a mocap mode.

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' / ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
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''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'': Ryuuseioh, being one of the lightest Sentai mecha ever, follows Ryu Ranger's movements. Even better, it's apparently the face actor in the Ryu Ranger suit for these scenes (and visibly fills the suit out differently). This didn't translate into Season 2 of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', though, as while Ryuuseioh was carried over (as the Red Dragon Thunderzord) the Ryu Ranger footage was not. However, ''MMPR'' did show Tommy switching the Tigerzord into a mocap mode.



** In ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'', Gien's ultimate robot, [=NeoCrisis=], could plugged directly into Gien, allowing the two to synch perfectly.



** In ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'', Gien's ultimate robot, [=NeoCrisis=], could plugged directly into Gien, allowing the two to synch perfectly.
17th Mar '17 7:31:50 PM Vir
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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Gideon Rises", where [[spoiler:Li'l Gideon]] controls one of these while wearing an ''actual'' mo-cap suit, complete with ping-pong ball sensors.

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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Gideon Rises", where [[spoiler:Li'l Gideon]] Li'l Gideon controls one of these while wearing an ''actual'' mo-cap suit, complete with ping-pong ball sensors.
8th Jan '17 6:57:13 PM TheTropper
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* ''Anime/{{Daimos}}'' is the very 1st one to have this in Anime, despite Kazuya sitting on the cockpit. Only the arm movements are copied, but how does the leg movements get copied too?

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* ''Anime/{{Daimos}}'' is the very 1st one to have this in Anime, despite Kazuya sitting on the cockpit. Only cockpit, only the arm movements are copied, but how does the leg movements get copied too?too?
* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'': This is how the titular mecha is controlled whenever Guy performs fusion with Galeon, who transform into a humanoid figure of Guy, and he stands within, allowing too do punches and kicks.
28th Dec '16 7:08:52 PM EryliaStarheart
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* The Korean [[http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/yours-for-christmas-2017-price-11m-giant-walking-robot-that-you-sit-inside-20161228-gtipbe.html Method-2 prototype]], notable for being the first truly bipedal, rather than wheel-assisted, manned vehicle, is uncannily similar to the above mentioned [[Film/Avatar AMP suits]], including the control method for arms.

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* The Korean [[http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/yours-for-christmas-2017-price-11m-giant-walking-robot-that-you-sit-inside-20161228-gtipbe.html Method-2 prototype]], notable for being the first truly bipedal, rather than wheel-assisted, manned vehicle, is uncannily similar to the above mentioned [[Film/Avatar [[Film/{{Avatar}} AMP suits]], including the control method for arms.
28th Dec '16 7:07:43 PM EryliaStarheart
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* The Korean [[http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/yours-for-christmas-2017-price-11m-giant-walking-robot-that-you-sit-inside-20161228-gtipbe.html Method-2 prototype]], notable for being the first truly bipedal, rather than wheel-assisted, manned vehicle, is uncannily similar to the above mentioned [[Film/Avatar AMP suits]], including the control method for arms.
27th Dec '16 3:22:11 PM Sark0TAG
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* The third ''Film/SpyKids'' movie has a giant robot that Juni Cortez has to use against [[spoiler: Demetra]] in an arena match; by the use of a special suit, and moving in place on an open platform. Any movements by him are mirrored by the robot, although Juni doesn't get used to it right away.
3rd Dec '16 8:46:32 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/{{Domina}}'': America has "echoes," [[MiniMecha mini-mechs]] that mirror the pilot's movements. They're not seen often, but when they are, they are used to justify InstantExpert and FallingIntoTheCockpit, since in theory piloting one is the same as fighting normally.
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