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8th Jan '17 11:50:41 AM Morgenthaler
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--->'''Skinner:''' Tanks?! Oh, this is just too inaccurate.
--->''[Professor Frink appears behind him in a giant robot spider.]''
--->'''Professor Frink:''' Well then, you're definitely ''not'' going to like my steam-powered super-spider. [[OhGodWithTheVerbing With the]] ''stepping'' and the ''squishing'' and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the webs made of NYLON]]

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8th Jan '17 11:49:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Professor Frink creates a steam-powered one that shoots nylon web for a [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Civil War reenactment]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' parodies the ''Wild Wild West'' spider tank more affectionately when Skinner tries to maintain realism in a Civil War re-enactment, despite the interruption from some nearby WorldWarII veterans...

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' parodies the ''Wild Wild West'' ''Film/WildWildWest'' spider tank more affectionately when Skinner tries to maintain realism in a Civil War re-enactment, despite the interruption from some nearby WorldWarII veterans...



--->''[Professor Frink appears behind him in a [[Film/WildWildWest giant robot spider]].]''

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--->''[Professor Frink appears behind him in a [[Film/WildWildWest giant robot spider]].spider.]''
8th Jan '17 11:48:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' sent up the ''Wild Wild West'' Spider Tank [[note]]The film was competing with the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' movie at the time[[/note]], where Cartman pretends he's a rapping cowboy who has to save Salma Hayek from a ''big metal spider.''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' parodies the ''Wild Wild West'' spider tank more affectionately when Skinner tries to maintain realism in a Civil War re-enactment, despite the interruption from some nearby WorldWarII veterans...
--->'''Skinner:''' Tanks?! Oh, this is just too inaccurate.
--->''[Professor Frink appears behind him in a [[Film/WildWildWest giant robot spider]].]''
--->'''Professor Frink:''' Well then, you're definitely ''not'' going to like my steam-powered super-spider. [[OhGodWithTheVerbing With the]] ''stepping'' and the ''squishing'' and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the webs made of NYLON]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' sent up the ''Wild Wild West'' Spider Tank [[note]]The film was competing with the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' movie at the time[[/note]], where Cartman pretends he's a rapping cowboy who has to save Salma Hayek from a ''big metal spider.''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' parodies the ''Wild Wild West'' spider tank more affectionately when Skinner tries to maintain realism in a Civil War re-enactment, despite the interruption from some nearby WorldWarII veterans...
--->'''Skinner:''' Tanks?! Oh, this is just too inaccurate.
--->''[Professor Frink appears behind him in a [[Film/WildWildWest giant robot spider]].]''
--->'''Professor Frink:''' Well then, you're definitely ''not'' going to like my steam-powered super-spider. [[OhGodWithTheVerbing With the]] ''stepping'' and the ''squishing'' and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the webs made of NYLON]]
8th Jan '17 9:49:42 AM nombretomado
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* Though not strictly tanks, the Leviathan and Harrower helljacks from ''[[IronKingdoms Warmachine]]'' qualify well enough for this trope.

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* Though not strictly tanks, the Leviathan and Harrower helljacks from ''[[IronKingdoms ''[[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Warmachine]]'' qualify well enough for this trope.
2nd Dec '16 1:59:09 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'', Comicbook/LexLuthor's underwater secret lab is a giant mecha supported by spider legs.
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27th Nov '16 8:06:56 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Dinotopia}}'' prequel has spider-like strutters. Unlike most other examples, they actually ''have'' flat, padded feet.

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* The ''{{Dinotopia}}'' ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' prequel has spider-like strutters. Unlike most other examples, they actually ''have'' flat, padded feet.
25th Nov '16 12:29:17 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-278 SCP-278]] is a giant mechanical vehicle in the shape of a spider, made of steel, iron, and banyan wood. It can be piloted by humans using mechanical controls. It is also capable of moving around on its own. It escaped in 2008, and was covered up as a performance art piece called "La Princesse". See the Real Life section below.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-278 SCP-278]] SCP-278 ("A Large Mechanical Spider")]] is a giant mechanical vehicle in the shape of a spider, made of steel, iron, and banyan wood. It can be piloted by humans using mechanical controls. It is also capable of moving around on its own. It escaped in 2008, and was covered up as a performance art piece called "La Princesse". See the Real Life section below.
25th Nov '16 12:28:25 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''. [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-278 SCP-278]] is a giant mechanical vehicle in the shape of a spider, made of steel, iron, and banyan wood. It can be piloted by humans using mechanical controls. It is also capable of moving around on its own. It escaped in 2008, and was covered up as a performance art piece called "La Princesse". See the Real Life section below.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''. ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
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[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-278 SCP-278]] is a giant mechanical vehicle in the shape of a spider, made of steel, iron, and banyan wood. It can be piloted by humans using mechanical controls. It is also capable of moving around on its own. It escaped in 2008, and was covered up as a performance art piece called "La Princesse". See the Real Life section below.below.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2069 SCP-2069 ("AEGIS")]]. After the invading robots realized how determined the human race was to fight back, one of the war machines they created was a type of spider tank.
29th Oct '16 12:20:53 PM Smeagol17
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** One early episode featured the military prototype with more of a scorpion theme. It was possessed by its designer so he could protest his parents' decision not to allow him to get a healthy body via BrainUploading.

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** One early episode featured the military prototype with more of a scorpion theme. It was possessed by its designer so he could protest his parents' decision not to allow him to get a healthy body via BrainUploading.[[{{cyborg}} cyborgization]].
8th Oct '16 11:32:23 PM Terrible_Cage
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* ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' has the Mosqueman, a four-legged robot walker, although officially it is described as an "octopus"-shaped robot.
** Director Kouchi Yotsui's SpiritualSequel, ''VideoGame/CannonDancer'', has a smaller, more agile spider robot which jumps out of the way every time it is hit.
** The 2014 ''Strider'' brings an updated sort-of model called the Brainwalker, which is [[PoweredByAForsakenChild powered by the brains of captured civilians]].
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