History Main / VerticalMechaFins

3rd Aug '16 3:55:09 PM MrUnderhill
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* In the ArmoredCore series, some arms having this, most notably many of Armored Core V and Verdict Day's [[TacticalRockPaperScissors TE-resistant]] arms.


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** Some arm units also have these, most notably many of ''Armored Core V'' and ''Verdict Day's'' [[TacticalRockPaperScissors TE-resistant]] arms.
8th Jul '16 2:01:28 PM Willbyr
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** During the [[spoiler: Genesic]] Final Fusion sequence [[spoiler: which, as you may remember, would have been the original,]] the way the fins fall into the arms suggest they were there as something to keep [[spoiler: Protectgao]] locked in. This extends to Stealth Gao/Stealth Gao II as well, logically.

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** During the [[spoiler: Genesic]] [[spoiler:Genesic]] Final Fusion sequence [[spoiler: which, as you may remember, would have been the original,]] the way the fins fall into the arms suggest they were there as something to keep [[spoiler: Protectgao]] locked in. This extends to Stealth Gao/Stealth Gao II as well, logically.



* [[AwesomeButImpractical The Jagd Mirage]] in TheFiveStarStories with its WaveMotionGun pack installed. There ''is'' a reason why they are nicknamed ''[[MeaningfulName The Twin Towers]]''. Namely, their barrels are 150 meters long, which boosts an already impressively tall (~50 m) Jagd's height to an obscene 200 meters.

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* [[AwesomeButImpractical The Jagd Mirage]] in TheFiveStarStories ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' with its WaveMotionGun pack installed. There ''is'' a reason why they are nicknamed ''[[MeaningfulName The Twin Towers]]''. Namely, their barrels are 150 meters long, which boosts an already impressively tall (~50 m) Jagd's height to an obscene 200 meters.



* The [[SuperPrototype Guren]] in ''CodeGeass'' gains a pair of Fins when it is upgraded into the [[MidSeasonUpgrade Guren S.E.I.T.E.N.]]. These Fins are more than decoration: they're actually [[DetachmentCombat slash harkens]]... not that it needs them when it can simply RocketPunch enemies with a WaveMotionGun. Still, Kallen likes to [[CherryTapping humiliate outclassed opponents]] with them, especially while delivering a KirkSummation or ShutUpHannibal
* In ShamanKing Asakura Hao has these when using an [[InstantArmor armor-type Over Soul]].
* Earth Engine from Anime/CaptainEarth has these.

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* The [[SuperPrototype Guren]] in ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' gains a pair of Fins when it is upgraded into the [[MidSeasonUpgrade Guren S.E.I.T.E.N.]]. These Fins are more than decoration: they're actually [[DetachmentCombat slash harkens]]... not that it needs them when it can simply RocketPunch enemies with a WaveMotionGun. Still, Kallen likes to [[CherryTapping humiliate outclassed opponents]] with them, especially while delivering a KirkSummation or ShutUpHannibal
* In ShamanKing ''Manga/ShamanKing'' Asakura Hao has these when using an [[InstantArmor armor-type Over Soul]].
* Earth Engine from Anime/CaptainEarth ''Anime/CaptainEarth'' has these.
2nd Jul '16 11:55:54 AM nombretomado
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* {{Bionicle}}: normal Skrall and Mata Nui have these.

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* {{Bionicle}}: Toys/{{Bionicle}}: normal Skrall and Mata Nui have these.
7th Jun '16 4:53:00 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/macross/macross.htm SDF-1 Macross]] from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. It has fins that turn into a WaveMotionGun.
** And after their botched take-off attempt, the ship loses the conduits that power the gun; bypassing the missing section involves [[TransformingMecha transforming the ship into humanoid form]].
** Both the Modified and Armored Valkyries feature auxiliary boosters that increase the vertical stature of their battroid modes. In "Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove", the Modified Valkyrie's right booster has the fuel tank replaced with a "strike cannon" that is even taller (when it's not folded forward).
** The Macross Quarter and the Macross-class ''Global'' research ship from ''Macross Frontier''. In the former's case, the fins don't serve any specific purpose, as the vessel's WaveMotionGun is a detachable Gunpod that the TransformingMecha wields in its right hand.
** they do serve a purpose on the Quarter, they're nacelles for the centerline engine thrusters

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
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The [[http://www.''[[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/macross/macross.htm SDF-1 Macross]] Macross]]'' from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. It has fins that turn into a WaveMotionGun.
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WaveMotionGun. And after their a botched take-off attempt, the ship loses the conduits that power the gun; bypassing the missing section involves [[TransformingMecha transforming the ship into humanoid form]].
** Both the Modified and Armored Valkyries feature auxiliary boosters that increase the vertical stature of their battroid modes. In "Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove", ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', the Modified Valkyrie's right booster has the fuel tank replaced with a "strike cannon" that is even taller (when it's not folded forward).
** The Macross Quarter ''Macross Quarter'' and the Macross-class ''Global'' research ship from ''Macross Frontier''. ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. In the former's case, the fins don't serve any specific purpose, primarily as nacelles for the centerline engine thrusters, as the vessel's WaveMotionGun is a detachable Gunpod that the TransformingMecha wields in its right hand.
** they do serve a purpose on the Quarter, they're nacelles for the centerline engine thrusters
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30th May '16 9:44:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]] Megatron. [[TransformersEnergon Energon]] one too. And Star Saber from ''[[TransformersVictory Victory]]''.

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* [[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]] Megatron. [[TransformersEnergon [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]] one too. And Star Saber from ''[[TransformersVictory Victory]]''.
30th May '16 8:42:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[TransformersArmada Armada]] Megatron. [[TransformersEnergon Energon]] one too. And Star Saber from ''[[TransformersVictory Victory]]''.

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* [[TransformersArmada [[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]] Megatron. [[TransformersEnergon Energon]] one too. And Star Saber from ''[[TransformersVictory Victory]]''.



* {{Transformers}} toys - ''TransformersArmada'' and ''TransformersAnimated'' Megatron, to name a couple. [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1]] Optimus Prime had smokestacks to give this effect.

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* {{Transformers}} toys - ''TransformersArmada'' ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' and ''TransformersAnimated'' Megatron, to name a couple. [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1]] Optimus Prime had smokestacks to give this effect.
7th May '16 11:58:41 AM nombretomado
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* Shockwave and Megatron in ''TransformersAnimated'' have this going on, as do [[TheStarscream Starscream]] and the rest of the [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne G1]] Seekers.

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* Shockwave and Megatron in ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' have this going on, as do [[TheStarscream Starscream]] and the rest of the [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne G1]] Seekers.



* The flashback episode of ''GeneratorRex'' chronicling Rex joining Providence. Turns out he's got a SuperpoweredEvilSide that turns him into a HumongousMecha with [[AllYourPowersCombined All His]] [[ShapeshifterWeapon Shapeshifter Weapons]] [[AllYourPowersCombined Combined]], including ''two'' [[{{BFG}} Slam Cannons]], [[ShoulderCannon shoulder-mounted]] in Vertical Mecha Fins position.

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* The flashback episode of ''GeneratorRex'' ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' chronicling Rex joining Providence. Turns out he's got a SuperpoweredEvilSide that turns him into a HumongousMecha with [[AllYourPowersCombined All His]] [[ShapeshifterWeapon Shapeshifter Weapons]] [[AllYourPowersCombined Combined]], including ''two'' [[{{BFG}} Slam Cannons]], [[ShoulderCannon shoulder-mounted]] in Vertical Mecha Fins position.
20th Feb '16 10:39:01 AM Saber15
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* The ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' series, set in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe, features VerticalMechaFins on most of the mechs that have them in the boardgame, such as the [[http://wiki.mechlivinglegends.net/images/e/e9/Mauler.jpg Mauler.]]

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* The ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' series, set in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe, features VerticalMechaFins on most of the mechs that have them in the boardgame, such as the [[http://wiki.mechlivinglegends.net/images/e/e9/Mauler.jpg Mauler.]]]] Depending on the mech, vertical arm-mounted fins can be useful for shielding the mech's side torsos from flanking enemies, though they make the arms a larger target.
18th Feb '16 5:30:30 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Although the titular HumongousMecha itself had normal shoulder pads, several Mechanical Beasts had VerticalMechaFins. One example is Baras K9, that had long and pointed shoulders were part of his JetPack. Many Warrior Beast from ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and Vegan Saucers from ''UFORoboGrendizer'' had VerticalMechaFins. Grendizer itself had hints of this, sporting long, sharp, circular blades sprouting from his shoulders.

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Although the titular HumongousMecha itself had normal shoulder pads, several Mechanical Beasts had VerticalMechaFins. One example is Baras K9, that had long and pointed shoulders were part of his JetPack. Many Warrior Beast from ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and Vegan Saucers from ''UFORoboGrendizer'' ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' had VerticalMechaFins. Grendizer itself had hints of this, sporting long, sharp, circular blades sprouting from his shoulders.
2nd Feb '16 3:41:53 AM Adept
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* Verdant in ''LinebarrelsOfIron'' has massive fin like pods on its back, their purpose? to hold the 20 swords verdant uses in combat, also serve as a physical shield and when they open up they give the blue mecha a very menacing winged appearance.

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* Verdant in ''LinebarrelsOfIron'' ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'' has massive fin like pods on its back, their purpose? to hold the 20 swords verdant uses in combat, also serve as a physical shield and when they open up they give the blue mecha a very menacing winged appearance.



* In ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' [Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann has giant [[ThisIsADrill drills]] mounted on its shoulders. When it performs a Giga Drill Breaker, they detach and connect together before attaching to the mecha's hand.

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* In ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' [Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann has giant [[ThisIsADrill drills]] mounted on its shoulders. When it performs a Giga Drill Breaker, they detach and connect together before attaching to the mecha's hand.
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