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25th Jun '16 1:27:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[MightyOrbots The Mighty Orbots]]'' from 1980's Saturday morning TV.

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* ''[[MightyOrbots ''[[WesternAnimation/MightyOrbots The Mighty Orbots]]'' from 1980's Saturday morning TV.



* ''{{Transformers}}'' is usually closer to this than RealRobot, but contains its own twists; for example, the robots are [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots sentient and have their own will]], and [[MechanicalLifeforms weren't created by humanity in the first place]], nor do they really need humans -- they've just ended up on our planet by chance.

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* ''{{Transformers}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'' is usually closer to this than RealRobot, but contains its own twists; for example, the robots are [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots sentient and have their own will]], and [[MechanicalLifeforms weren't created by humanity in the first place]], nor do they really need humans -- they've just ended up on our planet by chance.
22nd Jun '16 6:47:49 AM ScrewySqrl
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* WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr is a very early (1966) example, played straight as an arrow.
12th Jun '16 3:55:35 AM Ominae
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** ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''
30th May '16 3:09:26 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** "[[{{Transformers Cybertron}} Optimus Prime, Super Mode!"]]

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** "[[{{Transformers Cybertron}} "[[Anime/TransformersCybertron Optimus Prime, Super Mode!"]]
30th May '16 9:41:50 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [[TransformersEnergon "Optimus Prime, Super Mode! Powerlink!]] [[TransformationSequence Fire One, combine! Copter Two, combine! Digger Three, combine! Submarine Four!]] [[note]]For whatever reason, he almost never says "combine!" with Submarine Four.[[/note]] [[TransformationNameAnnouncement Optimus Prime Super Mode, Powerlink complete!"]]

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** [[TransformersEnergon [[Anime/TransformersEnergon "Optimus Prime, Super Mode! Powerlink!]] [[TransformationSequence Fire One, combine! Copter Two, combine! Digger Three, combine! Submarine Four!]] [[note]]For whatever reason, he almost never says "combine!" with Submarine Four.[[/note]] [[TransformationNameAnnouncement Optimus Prime Super Mode, Powerlink complete!"]]



*** Then throw in [[CombiningMecha combination]]. in ''TransformersEnergon,'' the drone vehicles he has and can combine with, and some of the attacks done with them (such as having them fly around him in a circle and amplify his attack to make a serious BeamSpam finisher - so awesome he naturally does it ''only once ever.'') ''really'' scream "title robot of a SuperRobot anime."

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*** Then throw in [[CombiningMecha combination]]. in ''TransformersEnergon,'' ''Anime/TransformersEnergon,'' the drone vehicles he has and can combine with, and some of the attacks done with them (such as having them fly around him in a circle and amplify his attack to make a serious BeamSpam finisher - so awesome he naturally does it ''only once ever.'') ''really'' scream "title robot of a SuperRobot anime."
24th May '16 6:43:48 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Especially if there's no particular reason they should ever un-combine except to allow for the next episode's transformation sequence. e.g. {{Voltron}}, [[Franchise/PowerRangers Megazord]]...

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** Especially if there's no particular reason they should ever un-combine except to allow for the next episode's transformation sequence. e.g. {{Voltron}}, Anime/{{Voltron}}, [[Franchise/PowerRangers Megazord]]...
15th May '16 11:52:26 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** The original Human Torch from the 1940s
** Vision, who has density control and can fly through no visible means.
** Ultron though he is a villain.

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** The original Human Torch from the 1940s
1940s was a very humanlike android (complete with artificial, but working body parts) who fought criminals and later, the Axis as part of ''ComicBook/TheInvaders'' during WW2.
** Vision, who has density control and can fly through no visible means.
means, as well as looking like a traditional superhero.
** Ultron though he Ultron, although this is inverted as he's a villain.
8th May '16 11:29:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Double points if the weapon is disguised as/transforms from a part of the robot (such as a detachable pair of wings[[note]][[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Or]] [[CoolShades sunglasses]].[[/note]] which can be thrown as a boomerang) or another robot transforms into the weapon.

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** Double points if the weapon is disguised as/transforms from a part of the robot (such as a detachable pair of wings[[note]][[TengenToppaGurrenLagann wings[[note]][[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Or]] [[CoolShades sunglasses]].[[/note]] which can be thrown as a boomerang) or another robot transforms into the weapon.



* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is based on the mecha being like this [[{{Troperiffic}} in as many ways as possible]]: Let's see... Sentient: check. TransformationSequence: check. Creates weapons at will: check. [[CallingYourAttacks High-volume attack screaming]]: check. [[ExpressiveMask Flexible face]]: check. CombiningMecha: check. One-of-a-kind: Kinda check; Lagann is one-of-a-kind, but Gurren is just a Ganmen that Kamina jacked during a battle. Powered by [[HotBlooded Hot Blood]]: Check. Drills: Oh, so very checked. [[spoiler:Becoming large enough to literally throw galaxies as projectiles: not in the list, but it ''should be'', and absolutely check.]]

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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is based on the mecha being like this [[{{Troperiffic}} in as many ways as possible]]: Let's see... Sentient: check. TransformationSequence: check. Creates weapons at will: check. [[CallingYourAttacks High-volume attack screaming]]: check. [[ExpressiveMask Flexible face]]: check. CombiningMecha: check. One-of-a-kind: Kinda check; Lagann is one-of-a-kind, but Gurren is just a Ganmen that Kamina jacked during a battle. Powered by [[HotBlooded Hot Blood]]: Check. Drills: Oh, so very checked. [[spoiler:Becoming large enough to literally throw galaxies as projectiles: not in the list, but it ''should be'', and absolutely check.]]



* The Deus Machina from the ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' franchise, which are notable in particular for being ''{{Magitek}}'' super robots. The strongest form of the titular mech is also the largest super robot in the genre, dwarfing even the much more famous ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''by an order of magnitude.'' It gets so big it pops the universe it's in.

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* The Deus Machina from the ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' franchise, which are notable in particular for being ''{{Magitek}}'' super robots. The strongest form of the titular mech is also the largest super robot in the genre, dwarfing even the much more famous ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''by an order of magnitude.'' It gets so big it pops the universe it's in.
18th Apr '16 11:37:55 AM Willbyr
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* The Deus Machina from the ''{{Demonbane}}'' franchise, which are notable in particular for being ''{{Magitek}}'' super robots. The strongest form of the titular mech is also the largest super robot in the genre, dwarfing even the much more famous ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''by an order of magnitude.'' It gets so big it pops the universe it's in.

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* The Deus Machina from the ''{{Demonbane}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' franchise, which are notable in particular for being ''{{Magitek}}'' super robots. The strongest form of the titular mech is also the largest super robot in the genre, dwarfing even the much more famous ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''by an order of magnitude.'' It gets so big it pops the universe it's in.
11th Mar '16 11:40:36 AM ProfessorDetective
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** They're arguably {{Real Robots}} given how slow they are and [[spoiler: it's shown they were used in a war in the past and have land, air and sea variants]] also their treatment as godlike in-universe is because the world is {{After the End}} well, maybe, {{Mind Screw}} and all...

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** They're arguably {{Real Robots}} [[RealRobotGenre Real Robots]] given how slow they are and [[spoiler: it's shown they were used in a war in the past and have land, air and sea variants]] also their treatment as godlike in-universe is because the world is {{After the End}} well, maybe, {{Mind Screw}} and all...



* ''Anime/HeroicAge'' certainly fits the category in spirit, at least. The HumongousMecha used by the humans are generally more in the Real Robot class, being mass-produced vehicles with few, if any, extraordinary abilities, but the overall mood of the show is much more like the positive, optimistic outlook of SuperRobot series than the cynical view of the RealRobot, with lots of credit to the PowerOfLove. The only thing barring the Nodos from classification as [[SuperRobot Super Robots]] is that they're...well, not robots. Though they do tend to have a distinctly mechanical vibe to their appearance, especially outside of BerserkMode.

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* ''Anime/HeroicAge'' certainly fits the category in spirit, at least. The HumongousMecha used by the humans are generally more in the Real Robot class, being mass-produced vehicles with few, if any, extraordinary abilities, but the overall mood of the show is much more like the positive, optimistic outlook of SuperRobot series than the cynical view of the RealRobot, [[RealRobotGenre Real Robot]], with lots of credit to the PowerOfLove. The only thing barring the Nodos from classification as [[SuperRobot Super Robots]] is that they're...well, not robots. Though they do tend to have a distinctly mechanical vibe to their appearance, especially outside of BerserkMode.



* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'': Zearth and the other dimensional robots of its kind. Athough since it's a series by MohiroKitoh, its cynicism is worth the idealism of any three idealistic Super Robot series at least.

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* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'': Zearth and the other dimensional robots of its kind. Athough Although since it's a series by MohiroKitoh, its cynicism is worth the idealism of any three idealistic Super Robot series at least.



** Amazo, who either has or can copy the super powers of the Justice League.

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** Amazo, who either has or can copy the super powers superpowers of the Justice League.
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