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25th Feb '17 1:34:11 PM nombretomado
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* From ''The Tin Man'' onwards, some of DaleBrown's books have featured the eponymous armours. They are noted as being resistant to bullets and eventually having limited jumpjet capability and railguns, but vulnerable to knives and missiles.

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* From ''The Tin Man'' onwards, some of DaleBrown's Creator/DaleBrown's books have featured the eponymous armours. They are noted as being resistant to bullets and eventually having limited jumpjet capability and railguns, but vulnerable to knives and missiles.
22nd Feb '17 5:05:14 AM Hunn2070
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** ComicBook/SpiderMan once donned one of his own, the Iron Spider armor. However, he dumped it in favor of his old red-and-blues when ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' really picked up and he deflected from Iron Man's side.

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** ComicBook/SpiderMan once donned one of his own, the Iron Spider armor. However, he dumped it in favor of his old red-and-blues when ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' really picked up and he deflected defected from Iron Man's side.
19th Feb '17 2:16:27 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* Building your own suit of power armor is apparently a pretty common ambition of [[GadgeteerGenius gadgeteer]] and [[MadScientist devisor]] students at [[WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy]].

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* Building your own suit of power armor is apparently a pretty common ambition of [[GadgeteerGenius gadgeteer]] and [[MadScientist devisor]] students at [[WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy]]. There is even a course on the subject, "Applied Defensive Technologies", where the term project is to build a working suit of powered armor (though at least some students have already done so when they start the class).
2nd Feb '17 5:44:32 PM DarthWalrus
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' features the T-60 series armor, a SuperPrototype model that was only just entering field testing when the bombs fell. The game also overhauls power armor completely: rather than just being a set of armor equipped via the inventory screen, it behaves almost like a vehicle, with its own power source, customization, SubsystemDamage, and the ability to freely enter and exit the armor. Every suit of power armor was redesigned to look more plausible: bulkier, [[ShouldersOfDoom shoulder-ier]], and more proportional to the human inside.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' features the T-60 series armor, a SuperPrototype model that was only just entering field testing when the bombs fell.fell, and in the 200 years since the Great War, the Brotherhood has gained the capability to produce them. The game also overhauls power armor completely: rather than just being a set of armor equipped via the inventory screen, it behaves almost like a vehicle, with its own power source, customization, SubsystemDamage, and the ability to freely enter and exit the armor. Every suit of power armor was redesigned to look more plausible: bulkier, [[ShouldersOfDoom shoulder-ier]], and more proportional to the human inside.
22nd Jan '17 10:00:10 PM Anicomicgeek
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* Harry Osborn wears one as the Green Goblin in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''. The suit works in tandem with the spider venom in his veins and heals his injuries and ailments.
** And if the [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary materials]] are to be believed, the Vulture will be wearing one in ''The Amazing Spider-Man 3''.

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* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'':
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Harry Osborn wears one as the Green Goblin in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''.Goblin. The suit works in tandem with the spider venom in his veins and heals his injuries and ailments. \n** And if the [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary materials]] are to be believed, the Vulture will be wearing one in ''The Amazing Spider-Man 3''.
16th Jan '17 5:06:19 PM SirMaxwellofMacsen
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* ''VideoGame/{{Brigador}}'' has Power suits, which are used both a drivable vehicle and a common enemy type, mainly by [[TheEmpire The NEP Loyalists]]. However, even though the [[FlavorText Flavor text]] describes them as Power Armored infantry and are even labeled as such, they technically straddle the line between this trope and [[MiniMecha Mini Mechs]] due to the fact that they, while rather small compared to most other vehicles, would be quite large and bulky compared to the majority of other Power Armor described on this page. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation The game itself even treats them as just tiny Mechs]], to the point where you can only buy them in the same Acquisitions section as their larger Mech cousins. The 'Fence' powersuit further blurs the line between Power armor and Mech, because unlike the 'Mongoose' Powersuit, which actually looks like a suit of heavy Powered armor (And bares a resemblance to the Battlesuits from ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', See Tabletop section), the Fence looks like a quite literal Mini Mech despite its classification, even being controlled from a cockpit rather than being worn by the pilot. Mind you, said cockpit is '''Horrendously''' exposed, to the point where, in similar fashion to the 'Walker Gear' Mini Mechs from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', the pilot hangs off the back of the Powersuit's main body, completely open to enemy fire. But considering how [[BloodKnight horrifyingly fanatical]] the [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized Corvids]] (The Fence's manufacturer) are to their cause, how limited their resources are already [[ScavengedPunk (forcing them to make most of their Combat Vehicle from old car parts and junk)]], and the fact that Powersuit units are used as Pseudo Cannon fodder anyway, they just don't care enough to improve the design. [[CrazyEnoughToWork So long as it works I guess]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Brigador}}'' has Power suits, which are used as both a drivable vehicle and a common enemy type, mainly by [[TheEmpire The NEP Loyalists]]. However, even though the [[FlavorText Flavor text]] describes them as Power Armored infantry and are even labeled as such, they technically straddle the line between this trope and [[MiniMecha Mini Mechs]] due to the fact that they, while rather small compared to most other vehicles, would be quite large and bulky compared to the majority of other Power Armor described on this page. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation The game itself even treats them as just tiny Mechs]], to the point where you can only buy them in the same Acquisitions section as their larger Mech cousins. The 'Fence' powersuit further blurs the line between Power armor and Mech, because unlike the 'Mongoose' Powersuit, which actually looks like a suit of heavy Powered armor (And bares a resemblance to the Battlesuits from ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', See Tabletop section), the Fence looks like a quite literal Mini Mech despite its classification, even being controlled from a cockpit rather than being worn by the pilot. Mind you, said cockpit is '''Horrendously''' exposed, to the point where, in similar fashion to the 'Walker Gear' Mini Mechs from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', the pilot hangs off the back of the Powersuit's main body, completely open to enemy fire. But considering how [[BloodKnight horrifyingly fanatical]] the [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized Corvids]] (The Fence's manufacturer) are to their cause, how limited their resources are already [[ScavengedPunk (forcing them to make most of their Combat Vehicle Vehicles from old car parts and junk)]], and the fact that Powersuit units are used as Pseudo Cannon fodder anyway, they just don't care enough to improve the design. [[CrazyEnoughToWork So long as it works I guess]].
16th Jan '17 5:00:57 PM SirMaxwellofMacsen
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* ''VideoGame/{{Brigador}}'' has Power suits, which are used both a drivable vehicle and a common enemy type, mainly by [[TheEmpire The NEP Loyalists]]. However, even though the [[FlavorText Flavor text]] describes them as Power Armored infantry and are even labeled as such, they technically straddle the line between this trope and [[MiniMecha Mini Mechs]] due to the fact that they, while rather small compared to most other vehicles, would be quite large and bulky compared to the majority of other Power Armor described on this page. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation The game itself even treats them as just tiny Mechs]], to the point where you can only buy them in the same Acquisitions section as their larger Mech cousins. The 'Fence' powersuit further blurs the line between Power armor and Mech, because unlike the 'Mongoose' Powersuit, which actually looks like a suit of heavy Powered armor (And bares a resemblance to the Battlesuits from ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', See Tabletop section), the Fence looks like a quite literal Mini Mech despite its classification, even being controlled from a cockpit rather than being worn by the pilot. Mind you, said cockpit is '''Horrendously''' exposed, to the point where, in similar fashion to the 'Walker Gear' Mini Mechs from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', the pilot hangs off the back of the Powersuit's main body, completely open to enemy fire. But considering how [[BloodKnight horrifyingly fanatical]] the [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized Corvids]] (The Fence's manufacturer) are to their cause, how limited their resources are already [[ScavengedPunk (forcing them to make most of their Combat Vehicle from old car parts and junk)]], and the fact that Powersuit units are used as Pseudo Cannon fodder anyway, they just don't care enough to improve the design. [[CrazyEnoughToWork So long as it works I guess]].
13th Jan '17 10:29:22 AM EryliaStarheart
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In order to boost the wearer's mobility, certain armor versions also have built-in thrusters that allow them to fly, at least for [[NotQuiteFlight short distances]] or via [[InASingleBound rocket-assisted jumps]]. If this gives them good mobility and speed without sacrificing protection, the users often join the LightningBruiser camp, with the disadvantage, if any, being bulk and low maneurability. There might, however, be variants that are (comparative) {{FragileSpeedster}}s, which forego the thick plating in lieu of even more equipment made to amplify the movements of its wearer, providing a boost to agility and movement speed.

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In order to boost the wearer's mobility, certain armor versions also have built-in thrusters that allow them to fly, at least for [[NotQuiteFlight short distances]] or via [[InASingleBound rocket-assisted jumps]]. If this gives them good mobility and speed without sacrificing protection, the users often join the LightningBruiser camp, with the disadvantage, if any, being bulk and low maneurability. There might, however, be variants that are (comparative) {{FragileSpeedster}}s, {{Fragile Speedster}}s, which forego the thick plating in lieu of even more equipment made to amplify the movements of its wearer, providing a boost to agility and movement speed.
13th Jan '17 10:27:43 AM EryliaStarheart
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The KnightInShiningArmor's fashionable protective wear does well enough against swords and arrows, but what do you do when one has to face bullets, missiles, and {{Death Ray}}s--or worse, BigCreepyCrawlies are [[AlienInvasion invading your planet]]? [[TimTaylorTechnology Power it up]], of course! Powered Armor is the SciFiCounterpart of the iconic medieval plate armor, frequently used by {{Space Marine}}s, {{Super Cop}}s or [[FeudalFuture futuristic Knights]].

It can be sleek and graceful or big, bulky and intimidating, but when you wear it you can wreak havoc on the battlefield. Powered Armor typically amplifies the movements of its wearer, adding its strength to theirs in a sort of purely mechanical {{Synchronization}}. As the page quote says, they also tend to be a self-contained environment, allowing the user to exist comfortably in space, underwater, or in other areas that would kill unprotected humans, like a HazmatSuit. They can often fly, at least for [[NotQuiteFlight short distances]] or via [[InASingleBound rocket-assisted jumps]]. If this gives them good mobility and speed then the users often join the LightningBruiser camp. And most importantly and as the name implies, the amplified sturdiness and strength allows the wearer to don thick slabs of armor rendering them at least highly resistant to small arms with little encumbrance or exertion.

In event of its failure to protect them, or other medical emergencies, many can retrieve the wearer to base for treatment. Some are capable of acting as AnimatedArmor.

Some versions have other useful gadgets built in as well; too much of this can result in them becoming a sort of wearable DoAnythingRobot. [[PowerCrystal With crystals.]] Of course, some suits of Powered Armor are explicitly made to be AdaptiveArmor capable of great versatility. If it does this with ''weapons'', then it's a wearable SwissArmyWeapon; expect at least one of these to be an ArmCannon, or possibly a PowerFist. ShouldersOfDoom (and in turn, [[ShoulderCannon Shoulder Cannons]]) are almost mandatory. It usually is at least ImmuneToBullets or whatever else is used in FiveRoundsRapid in the local 'verse; superior models may mount DeflectorShields allowing it to NoSell damage well above its apparent weight class. A ManInTheMachine may have such a suit [[SuperWheelchair doubling as a life support unit]], likely [[ClingyCostume unable to remove the suit without risking death]]. There are also suits that can't be removed by the occupant [[RestrainingBolt in order to control him]].

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The KnightInShiningArmor's fashionable protective wear does well enough against swords and arrows, but what do you do when one has as the field of battle became increasingly dominated by technology, any reasonable amount of protection a soldier may carry becomes obviously inadequate to face bullets, missiles, and {{Death Ray}}s--or worse, Ray}}s and autonomous war machines - not to mention all manner of BigCreepyCrawlies are prone to [[AlienInvasion invading your planet]]? planets]]. The solution? [[TimTaylorTechnology Power it up]], of course! course!

Powered Armor is the SciFiCounterpart of the iconic medieval plate armor, frequently used by {{Space Marine}}s, {{Super Cop}}s or [[FeudalFuture futuristic Knights]].

It can be sleek and graceful or big, bulky and intimidating, but when you wear it you can wreak havoc on
Knights]]. The powered armor is built around an exoskeleton combined with a supplemental system that acts as artificial muscle, mimicking the battlefield. Powered Armor typically amplifies the wearer's own movements of its wearer, adding its strength to theirs in a sort of purely mechanical {{Synchronization}}. As a result, it at the page quote says, they very least negates its own perceived weight and allows the wearer to carry thick, bulky armor plating without being encumbered (In many cases, the wearer gains effective SuperStrength). This is typically the most advanced form of personal protection available; it usually is at least ImmuneToBullets or whatever else is used in FiveRoundsRapid in the local 'verse; superior models may mount DeflectorShields allowing the armor to NoSell damage well above its apparent weight class. It also tend to usually provides protection against environmental hazards that can't really be resisted or dodged by being a self-contained environment, allowing the user to exist comfortably in space, underwater, or in other areas that would kill unprotected humans, like a HazmatSuit. They can often HazmatSuit.

In order to boost the wearer's mobility, certain armor versions also have built-in thrusters that allow them to
fly, at least for [[NotQuiteFlight short distances]] or via [[InASingleBound rocket-assisted jumps]]. If this gives them good mobility and speed then without sacrificing protection, the users often join the LightningBruiser camp. And most importantly camp, with the disadvantage, if any, being bulk and as low maneurability. There might, however, be variants that are (comparative) {{FragileSpeedster}}s, which forego the name implies, thick plating in lieu of even more equipment made to amplify the amplified sturdiness movements of its wearer, providing a boost to agility and strength movement speed.

As the powered armor
allows the wearer to don thick slabs of armor rendering them at least highly resistant to small arms for ample spare carrying capacity, it often comes equipped with little encumbrance or exertion.

In event of its failure to protect them, or other medical emergencies,
many can retrieve the wearer to base for treatment. Some are capable of acting as AnimatedArmor.

Some versions have other
useful gadgets built in as well; too much of this can result in them becoming a sort of wearable DoAnythingRobot. [[PowerCrystal With crystals.]] Of course, some suits of Powered Armor are explicitly made to be AdaptiveArmor capable of great versatility.in. If it does this with ''weapons'', then it's a wearable SwissArmyWeapon; expect at least one of these to be an ArmCannon, or possibly a PowerFist. ShouldersOfDoom (and in turn, [[ShoulderCannon Shoulder Cannons]]) are almost mandatory. It usually is at least ImmuneToBullets or whatever else is used in FiveRoundsRapid in may also provide emergency medical support to the local 'verse; superior models may mount DeflectorShields allowing it wearer, if they manage to NoSell damage well above its apparent weight class.get injured in spite of the armor's protection. A ManInTheMachine may have such a suit [[SuperWheelchair doubling as a life support unit]], likely [[ClingyCostume unable to remove the suit without risking death]]. There Some suits are also suits that capable of taking over, being controlled remotely or [[AnimatedArmor autonomously]] if the wearer becomes incapacitated - or as a RestrainingBolt in case they refuse to follow orders. Often, the suit's computer is an ArtificialIntelligence capable of acting as MissionControl, as well as controlling the systems the wearer can't be removed by pay attention to in the occupant [[RestrainingBolt heat of combat. Some suits of Powered Armor are explicitly made to be AdaptiveArmor capable of great versatility and effectively repairing and upgrading themselves. Too much of this can result in order to control him]].
them becoming a sort of wearable DoAnythingRobot. [[PowerCrystal With crystals.]]
8th Jan '17 3:08:33 PM nombretomado
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* The 616 version of the Rhino is a muscular thug in a suit resembling the hide of a rhinoceros. However, the UltimateMarvel version of the Rhino is a wimpy geek in a high-tech suit of robotic armor. They drew on this portrayal for the character's appearance in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''.

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* The 616 version of the Rhino is a muscular thug in a suit resembling the hide of a rhinoceros. However, the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of the Rhino is a wimpy geek in a high-tech suit of robotic armor. They drew on this portrayal for the character's appearance in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''.
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