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5th May '17 11:34:47 AM Iaculus
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* Despite its name, the Skull Gundam from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' doesn't quite fit this trope. While its arms and legs are skeletal, its torso is [[{{Cephalothorax}} a giant skull]].

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* As an iconic, long-running mecha franchise, ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' sometimes brings in this design element:
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Despite its name, the Skull Gundam from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' doesn't quite fit this trope. While its arms and legs are skeletal, its torso is [[{{Cephalothorax}} a giant skull]].skull]].
** The suits of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' frequently have parts of their inner frames exposed, especially the waists, giving them a bit of this aesthetic. It's a way to give them a low-tech, inhuman feel, befitting the especially gritty, down-to-earth atmosphere of the show.
8th Apr '17 5:55:09 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheEmpire The Coalition States]] in ''{{Rifts}}'' actually calls theirs Skelebots. Given that all their wargear (body armor, PoweredArmor, HumongousMecha, ''[[TankGoodness tanks]] and {{SpiderTank}}s, '''aircraft...''''') have a [[NothingButSkulls skull motif]], this was pretty much the logical extension. It's also useful in their role as military terror weapons.

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* [[TheEmpire The Coalition States]] in ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' actually calls theirs Skelebots. Given that all their wargear (body armor, PoweredArmor, HumongousMecha, ''[[TankGoodness tanks]] and {{SpiderTank}}s, '''aircraft...''''') have a [[NothingButSkulls skull motif]], this was pretty much the logical extension. It's also useful in their role as military terror weapons.
5th Mar '17 10:22:00 PM ironcommando
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* ''Videogame/ContraIIITheAlienWars'' features a giant one as a boss. It breathes fire, fires homing eye beams and throws time bombs around the room. Eventually it will lose its grip on the doors it was holding open, [[OffWithHisHead cutting off its head.]]

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* ''Videogame/ContraIIITheAlienWars'' features a giant one named Big Fuzz (or "[[FanNickname Robo-Corpse]]") as a boss.bossfight. It breathes fire, fires homing eye beams and throws time bombs around the room. Eventually it will lose its grip on the doors it was holding open, [[OffWithHisHead cutting off its head.]]]] Big Fuzz reappears in ''Contra 4'' with the same fire breath attack and this time, you must close the doors on its neck to kill it in similar fashion.
5th Mar '17 3:25:01 PM ShivaIndis
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* An early boss in ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}'', [[spoiler:Dr. Lem.]] He seems like a relatively mundane MadDoctor type until an unexpected RoboticReveal mid-boss fight where it turns out he has a Terminator-esque endoskeleton.
13th Nov '16 11:25:48 AM DRCEQ
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** One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' had the league fighting off against a horde of skelebots who looked ''exactly'' like Zeta, only with different heads.
25th Sep '16 1:39:38 PM DiamondWeapon
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* The Murderbots in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''.
18th Sep '16 2:59:03 PM eroock
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14th Aug '16 1:54:20 PM nombretomado
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* DoctorSteel's iconic robots are built this way.

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* DoctorSteel's Music/DoctorSteel's iconic robots are built this way.
31st Jul '16 2:03:43 PM nombretomado
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* DCComics villain Metallo, at least in his ComicBook/PostCrisis version, as a direct ShoutOut to the T-800.

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics villain Metallo, at least in his ComicBook/PostCrisis version, as a direct ShoutOut to the T-800.
28th Jul '16 8:53:51 AM SebastianGray
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': All of the Necrons, barring scarabs, tomb spyders, and arguably the pariahs take the form of skeleton-themed robots - which makes sense, considering they were inspired by/based on ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': All 40000}}'':
** The Necrons are the result of an ancient alien race, the Necrotyr, uploading their consciousness into skeletal robotic bodies. Thematically the Necrons are intended to be a [[RecycledInSpace science fiction version]] [[DemBones
of the Necrons, barring scarabs, tomb spyders, and arguably Undead.]]
** The Chaos Androids from
the pariahs first two editions of the game (as well as the early GaidenGame Space Crusade) were daemonically-possessed automatons that take the form of skeleton-themed robots - which makes sense, considering they shining plasteel skeletons. These androids were inspired by/based on ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''.[[{{Retcon}} removed from the game and background material]], along with the Chaos Squats who created them, and their look used as one of the inspirations for the Necrons.
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