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22nd Feb '17 5:51:40 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' tends to treat its various Mecha along these lines, varying between different factions and types of giant robots. Imperial Guard Sentinels, Tau Battlesuits and Eldar War-Walkers are simply specialized units that die about as fast as anything else, while Space Marine Dreadnoughts and Eldar Wraithlords are a class up. Then there's the [[HumongousMecha Titans]]. Subverted to some degree in that Imperial mechs are treated as walking [[CargoCult god-machines]], Eldar mechs use the trapped souls of their people, Chaos mechs are literally possessed by demons, and Ork mechs work [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve because the Orks think they should]]. The Tau, however, use purely technological mecha, and with the newest edition they gained a Gundam sized WaveMotionGun wielding HumongousMecha.
** Imperial Titans might be closer to SuperRobot territory as, according to Tau researches, Ad Mecs are using some kind of AppliedPhlebotinum to keep the thing from sinking into ground or crushing under its own weight.
** The funniest thing is that the Orks' designs are actually the closest to being practical as giant war machines. A skirt-like design to bring it a low center of gravity, large feet (for stompin') or treads that prevent the machine from sinking into the ground because of its weight, a large operating crew for each individual part. Beyond that the rest is Ork belief.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' tends to treat its various Mecha along these lines, varying between different factions and types of giant robots. Imperial Guard Sentinels, Tau Battlesuits and Eldar War-Walkers are simply specialized units that die about as fast as anything else, while Space Marine Dreadnoughts and Eldar Wraithlords are a class up. Then there's the [[HumongousMecha Titans]]. Subverted to some degree in that Imperial mechs are treated as walking [[CargoCult god-machines]], Eldar mechs use the trapped souls of their people, Chaos mechs are literally possessed by demons, and Ork mechs work [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve because the Orks think they should]]. The Tau, however, use purely technological mecha, and with the newest edition they gained a Gundam sized WaveMotionGun wielding HumongousMecha.
** Imperial Titans might be closer to SuperRobot territory as, according to Tau researches, Ad Mecs the Tech-Priests are using some kind of AppliedPhlebotinum to keep the thing things from sinking into ground or crushing collapsing under its their own weight.
** The funniest thing is that the Orks' designs are actually the closest to being practical as giant war machines. A skirt-like design to bring give it a low center of gravity, large feet (for stompin') or treads that prevent the machine from sinking into the ground because of its weight, weight and a large operating crew for each individual part. Beyond that the rest is Ork belief.
20th Feb '17 4:03:48 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* For the most part, the [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] in ''Film/PacificRim'' blends this with SuperRobotGenre. The Jaegers are Real Robots in that they're explicitly built by a military-industrial complex and time is given to the extreme amount of resources, logistics and support required to drive and maintain them. On the other hand, individual Jaegers are treated like Super Robots, what with their colourful and individual names and designs, being humanity's 'only hope', and fight using common Super Robot tropes like rocket punches, wrestling moves, unique fighting styles between each robot, the 'drift' and [[spoiler:the AbsurdlySharpBlade of Gipsy Danger being its ultimate weapon.]]
13th Feb '17 7:57:49 PM Orayn
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** Taken UpToEleven in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', not only did it [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter omit beam weapons]] to emphasize the seriousness, the setting of ChildSoldier goes DarkerAndEdgier compared to the past. Fights are brutal, messy affairs with an emphasis on blunt weapons to crush the cockpits of the enemy mechs, and not even the Gundam is immune to the lack of supplies that force Tekkadan to scavenge parts from fallen enemy mechs and use retrofitted mobile workers as support units. [[spoiler: As it turns out, though, beam weaponry isn't nonexistent, but forgotten, and the cast discover this in the most nightmarish way possible. The Mobile Armors possess technology that no faction in the current conflict has, not even Gjallarhorn. More specifically, they carry beam weapons in an era where every other combatant relies on solid ordnance. However, still downplayed as mobile suits have a coating that is highly resilient to beam weaponry.]]

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** Taken UpToEleven in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', not only did it [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter omit beam weapons]] to emphasize the seriousness, the setting of ChildSoldier goes DarkerAndEdgier compared to the past. Fights are brutal, messy affairs with an emphasis on blunt weapons to crush the cockpits of the enemy mechs, and not even the Gundam is immune to the lack of supplies that force Tekkadan to scavenge parts from fallen enemy mechs and use retrofitted mobile workers as support units. [[spoiler: As it turns out, though, beam weaponry isn't nonexistent, but forgotten, and the cast discover this in the most nightmarish way possible. The Mobile Armors possess technology that no faction in the current conflict has, not even Gjallarhorn. More specifically, they carry beam weapons in an era where every other combatant relies on solid ordnance. However, still downplayed as While mobile suits have a coating that is highly resilient to beam weaponry.weaponry, they still prove very effective at their original purpose of wiping out unarmored vehicles, structures, and people.]]
24th Dec '16 11:44:20 AM theknack101
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** Taken UpToEleven in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', not only did it [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter omit beam weapons]] to emphasize the seriousness, the setting of ChildSoldier goes DarkerAndEdgier compared to the past. Fights are brutal, messy affairs with an emphasis on blunt weapons to crush the cockpits of the enemy mechs, and not even the Gundam is immune to the lack of supplies that force Tekkadan to scavenge parts from fallen enemy mechs and use retrofitted mobile workers as support units. [[spoiler: As it turns out, though, beam weaponry isn't nonexistent, but forgotten, and the cast discover this in the most nightmarish way possible. The Mobile Armors possess technology that no faction in the current conflict has, not even Gjallarhorn. More specifically, they carry beam weapons in an era where every other combatant relies on solid ordnance.]]

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** Taken UpToEleven in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', not only did it [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter omit beam weapons]] to emphasize the seriousness, the setting of ChildSoldier goes DarkerAndEdgier compared to the past. Fights are brutal, messy affairs with an emphasis on blunt weapons to crush the cockpits of the enemy mechs, and not even the Gundam is immune to the lack of supplies that force Tekkadan to scavenge parts from fallen enemy mechs and use retrofitted mobile workers as support units. [[spoiler: As it turns out, though, beam weaponry isn't nonexistent, but forgotten, and the cast discover this in the most nightmarish way possible. The Mobile Armors possess technology that no faction in the current conflict has, not even Gjallarhorn. More specifically, they carry beam weapons in an era where every other combatant relies on solid ordnance. However, still downplayed as mobile suits have a coating that is highly resilient to beam weaponry.]]
6th Dec '16 9:07:56 AM Mhazard
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** Taken UpToEleven in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', not only did it [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter omit beam weapons]] to emphasize the seriousness, the setting of ChildSoldier goes DarkerAndEdgier compared to the past. Fights are brutal, messy affairs with an emphasis on blunt weapons to crush the cockpits of the enemy mechs, and not even the Gundam is immune to the lack of supplies that force Tekkadan to scavenge parts from fallen enemy mechs and use retrofitted mobile workers as support units.

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** Taken UpToEleven in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', not only did it [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter omit beam weapons]] to emphasize the seriousness, the setting of ChildSoldier goes DarkerAndEdgier compared to the past. Fights are brutal, messy affairs with an emphasis on blunt weapons to crush the cockpits of the enemy mechs, and not even the Gundam is immune to the lack of supplies that force Tekkadan to scavenge parts from fallen enemy mechs and use retrofitted mobile workers as support units. [[spoiler: As it turns out, though, beam weaponry isn't nonexistent, but forgotten, and the cast discover this in the most nightmarish way possible. The Mobile Armors possess technology that no faction in the current conflict has, not even Gjallarhorn. More specifically, they carry beam weapons in an era where every other combatant relies on solid ordnance.]]
20th Nov '16 2:46:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' contains elements of this with the MEKA, a MiniMecha military program made by South Korea. They are used to combat Omnic invaders, and while tough, they're only as strong as the various other {{badass}}es in the ''Overwatch'' universe that ''don't'' have mechs, as is personified by the game's lone playable MEKA fighter, D.Va.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' contains elements of this with the MEKA, a MiniMecha military program made by South Korea. They are used to combat Omnic invaders, and while tough, they're only as strong as the various other {{badass}}es badasses in the ''Overwatch'' universe that ''don't'' have mechs, as is personified by the game's lone playable MEKA fighter, D.Va.
31st Oct '16 4:05:46 PM Jake18
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** Taken UpToEleven in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', not only did it [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter omited beam weapons]] to emphasize the seriousness, the setting of ChildSoldier goes DarkerAndEdgier compared to the past. Fights are brutal, messy affairs with an emphasis on blunt weapons to crush the cockpits of the enemy mechs, and not even the Gundam is immune to the lack of supplies that force Tekkadan to scavenge parts from fallen enemy mechs and use retrofitted mobile workers as support units.

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** Taken UpToEleven in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', not only did it [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter omited omit beam weapons]] to emphasize the seriousness, the setting of ChildSoldier goes DarkerAndEdgier compared to the past. Fights are brutal, messy affairs with an emphasis on blunt weapons to crush the cockpits of the enemy mechs, and not even the Gundam is immune to the lack of supplies that force Tekkadan to scavenge parts from fallen enemy mechs and use retrofitted mobile workers as support units.
28th Oct '16 4:23:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu'' uses a number of real robot conventions, such as having its own style of MinovskyPhysics and paying attention to things like supplies, despite the original ''Anime/{{Gaiking}}'' (a GoNagai anime from the '70s) being entirely SuperRobot.

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* ''Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu'' uses a number of real robot conventions, such as having its own style of MinovskyPhysics and paying attention to things like supplies, despite the original ''Anime/{{Gaiking}}'' (a GoNagai Creator/GoNagai anime from the '70s) being entirely SuperRobot.
20th Oct '16 8:35:49 AM Jake18
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** Taken UpToEleven in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', not only did it [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter omitted beam weapons]] to emphasize the seriousness, the setting of ChildSoldier goes DarkerAndEdgier compared to the past. Fights are brutal, messy affairs with an emphasis on blunt weapons to crush the cockpits of the enemy mechs, and not even the Gundam is immune to the lack of supplies that force Tekkadan to scavenge parts from fallen enemy mechs and use retrofitted mobile workers as support units.

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** Taken UpToEleven in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', not only did it [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter omitted omited beam weapons]] to emphasize the seriousness, the setting of ChildSoldier goes DarkerAndEdgier compared to the past. Fights are brutal, messy affairs with an emphasis on blunt weapons to crush the cockpits of the enemy mechs, and not even the Gundam is immune to the lack of supplies that force Tekkadan to scavenge parts from fallen enemy mechs and use retrofitted mobile workers as support units.
4th Oct '16 7:46:23 AM UltimateLazer
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' contains elements of this with the MEKA, a MiniMecha military program made by South Korea. They are used to combat Omnic invaders, and while tough, they're only as strong as the various other {{badass}}es in the ''Overwatch'' universe that ''don't'' have mechs, as is personified by the game's lone playable MEKA fighter, D.Va.
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