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17th Feb '17 1:53:15 PM kyojikasshu
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': The titular gundam (known in series as "Unit 1") can go from Bird mode to Mobile Suit mode and back, and [[SuperPrototype Wing Zero]][[note]]The prototype for ''all'' the gundams, making it a double SuperPrototype[[/note]] could transform as well. Epyon transformed into a dragon-shaped mecha. Gundam Wing Endless Waltz changed the designs, however.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': The titular gundam Gundam (known in series as "Unit 1") can go from Bird mode to Mobile Suit mode and back, and [[SuperPrototype Wing Zero]][[note]]The prototype for ''all'' the gundams, making it a double SuperPrototype[[/note]] could transform as well. Epyon transformed into a dragon-shaped mecha. Gundam Wing Endless Waltz changed the designs, however.



** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'': Both of Witz Su's Airmaster Gundams have plane-shaped flight modes, as the name would imply.

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** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'': Both of Witz Su's Airmaster Gundams have plane-shaped flight modes, as the name would imply. Olba Frost's Gundam Ashtaron also has a mobile armor mode.
25th Jan '17 6:04:09 AM ExSlacker
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* Turbo Man in ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'', Ground Man in ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'', Galaxy Man in ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'', & Nitro Man in ''VideoGame/MegaMan10''; as well as Ride Boarski of ''VideoGame/MegaManX 7''.

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* Turbo Man in ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'', Ground Man in ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'', Galaxy Man in ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'', & Nitro Man in ''VideoGame/MegaMan10''; as well as Ride Boarski of ''VideoGame/MegaManX 7''.''VideoGame/MegaManX7''.



* ''VideoGame/WildArms2'' and ''VideoGame/WildArms3'' feature the Dragon Caliber, Lombardia. He's a living mechanical "dragon" who can transform into a jet, and becomes your GlobalAirship after defeating him. He even gets a Gundam-style launch sequence in his very first appearance.



* ''VideoGame/WildArms2'' and ''VideoGame/WildArms3'' feature the Dragon Caliber, Lombardia. He's a living mechanical "dragon" who can transform into a jet, and becomes your GlobalAirship after defeating him. He even gets a Gundam-style launch sequence in his very first appearance.
14th Jan '17 9:41:42 PM lostbirdinatree
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* ''Anime/NekketsuSaikyoGosaurer'' has a bunch of mechs that go from being a ELEMENTARY SCHOOL to a bunch of robot dinosaurs

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* ''Anime/NekketsuSaikyoGosaurer'' has a bunch of mechs that go from being a ELEMENTARY SCHOOL to a bunch of robot dinosaursdinosaurs.


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* Beethes, aka Beethoven (yes, that [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]]) from ''Anime/{{Classicaloid}}'' creates these from large, mostly mechanical objects with MagicMusic. This goes from RuleOfCool to RuleOfFunny when [[BalefulPolymorph he gets turned into a fish temporarily]] and makes a crab mecha out of an oven and kitchen equipment.
4th Jan '17 3:29:59 PM LinTaylor
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*** The Flags and Enacts are odd examples because rather than transforming mid-battle like pretty much every other example on this page, they have to be "converted" between forms while at an airbase. Graham Akre is the first pilot to attempt a mid-air transformation, and by the time of TheMovie, the Braves (successors to the Flags) are all capable of doing so.
1st Jan '17 5:17:12 PM MiddleEighth
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*Theecat's totemen in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. They can shift into all kinds of useful forms, and can also combine to make more useful forms.
7th Dec '16 12:26:15 AM Rorosilky5
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** ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' has the Robobot Armor. While it is capable of PowerCopying, one of them becomes an auto-scrolling jet.

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** ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' has the Robobot Armor. While it is capable of PowerCopying, one of them becomes an auto-scrolling jet.jet, aswell as a super fast racecar.
23rd Oct '16 2:14:44 PM dlchen145
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** Additionally, there is a reasonable explanation for the use of these mechas (well, at least the fighter-jet-sized ones), something not all [[RealRobot Real]] or SuperRobot shows care to give to the viewers, mind it. In the first few episodes of [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross the original series]], [[{{Badass}} Roy Focker]] states that the Valkyries were designed to be able to fight "on even grounds" with the Zentradi. While most GiantRobot shows have mechs almost entirely for RuleOfCool, a quick flash of FridgeBrilliance makes one realize that "on even grounds" doesn't mean tech-wise, but the fact that using Variable Fighters (VF-1's) is the ''only'' way to engage in true infantry-based-warfare with [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever the Zentradi]], while their jet-based primary form is to provide fast, long-distance travel that would normally be provided by transport planes/choppers, and the Gerwalk transitional form exists (as stated in the show itself) as a VTOL form for difficult terrain when taking off in the Valkyrie form and landing in the Battroid form. There is a certain degree of MundaneUtility to the Gerwalk mode as well, as some supplementary materials state that this is the mode that they use to transport Valkyries around the hanger for maintenance outside of combat; it's also often used to pull off maneuvers that wouldn't be possible with a regular jet, like using the leg boosters to quickly reverse direction and get behind an opponent.

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** Additionally, there is a reasonable explanation for the use of these mechas (well, at least the fighter-jet-sized ones), something not all [[RealRobot Real]] or SuperRobot shows care to give to the viewers, mind it. In the first few episodes of [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross the original series]], [[{{Badass}} Roy Focker]] Focker states that the Valkyries were designed to be able to fight "on even grounds" with the Zentradi. While most GiantRobot shows have mechs almost entirely for RuleOfCool, a quick flash of FridgeBrilliance makes one realize that "on even grounds" doesn't mean tech-wise, but the fact that using Variable Fighters (VF-1's) is the ''only'' way to engage in true infantry-based-warfare with [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever the Zentradi]], while their jet-based primary form is to provide fast, long-distance travel that would normally be provided by transport planes/choppers, and the Gerwalk transitional form exists (as stated in the show itself) as a VTOL form for difficult terrain when taking off in the Valkyrie form and landing in the Battroid form. There is a certain degree of MundaneUtility to the Gerwalk mode as well, as some supplementary materials state that this is the mode that they use to transport Valkyries around the hanger for maintenance outside of combat; it's also often used to pull off maneuvers that wouldn't be possible with a regular jet, like using the leg boosters to quickly reverse direction and get behind an opponent.
25th Sep '16 8:18:50 PM Prfnoff
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* Spaceball One/Mega-Maid, from ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.

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* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', the villains' Spaceball One/Mega-Maid, from ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.One flagship transforms into Mega-Maid, a giant {{Fembot}} equipped with a vacuum cleaner to suck up Druidia's atmosphere.
18th Sep '16 8:57:41 AM nombretomado
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* ''AnarchyReigns'' has Garuda, who transforms into a jet and can be ridden on by his teammates in co-op modes.

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* ''AnarchyReigns'' ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' has Garuda, who transforms into a jet and can be ridden on by his teammates in co-op modes.
5th Sep '16 5:52:02 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* In ''Film/{{Big}}'', a prototype toy transforms from a robot into a skyscraper, and Creator/TomHanks' character suggest that the robot transform into something more fun, like an insect or a [[Main/EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaur]].

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* In ''Film/{{Big}}'', a prototype toy transforms from a robot into a skyscraper, and Creator/TomHanks' character suggest suggests that the robot transform into something more fun, like an insect or a [[Main/EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaur]].
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