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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.
7th Jan '16 8:12:03 PM nombretomado
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* Present on the eponymous mecha of ''SpaceRunawayIdeon''.

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* Present on the eponymous mecha of ''SpaceRunawayIdeon''.''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''.
21st Dec '15 6:54:54 PM Pneumatrap
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* In feudal Japan, samurai sometimes wore flags on their back. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eboshi_kabuto.JPG The Other Wiki]]. This might also be the original source of inspiration for VerticalMechaFins
* Also in the 16th and 17th century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth the heavy Calvary, known as hussars, wore sets of wings on their backs for ceremonial and/or intimidation purposes. This has lead to them being called winged hussars to distinguish them from later and earlier age hussars which were light cavalry.

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* In feudal Japan, samurai sometimes wore flags on their back. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eboshi_kabuto.JPG The Other Wiki]]. This might also be the original source of inspiration for VerticalMechaFins
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* Also in the 16th and 17th century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth the heavy Calvary, cavalry, known as hussars, wore sets of wings on their backs for ceremonial and/or intimidation purposes. This has lead to them being called winged hussars to distinguish them from later and earlier age hussars which were light cavalry.
7th Nov '15 4:27:19 PM nombretomado
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** As if lampshading their purpose as [[spoiler:restraints]], virtually any change in the Evas will first involves the Vertical Mecha Fins exploding. Such changes include [[spoiler:when the Unit 01 gains an S2 organ in the TV series and performing the Third Impact in ''The End of Evangelion''.]] ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' continues with the [[spoiler:second set of arms Unit 03 grows in their place, Unit 02's Beast Mode purging them to eject its limiters, and Unit 01's ascension to godhood once more.]]

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** As if lampshading their purpose as [[spoiler:restraints]], virtually any change in the Evas will first involves the Vertical Mecha Fins exploding. Such changes include [[spoiler:when the Unit 01 gains an S2 organ in the TV series and performing the Third Impact in ''The End of Evangelion''.]] ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' continues with the [[spoiler:second set of arms Unit 03 grows in their place, Unit 02's Beast Mode purging them to eject its limiters, and Unit 01's ascension to godhood once more.]]
24th Jul '15 2:10:20 PM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/PlanetSide 2'', each faction's PoweredArmor gets their own flavor of vertical kibble with the cosmetic "Composite" armor, with varying degrees of size. The New Conglomerate MAX gets a set large of heat exchangers riding above their shoulders, the Vanu Sovereignty has diagonal "wings", and the Terran Republic have circular ammunition magazines mounted behind their shoulder blades.
18th Jun '15 6:50:54 PM nombretomado
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* The Megas in ''MegasXLR'' has a pair of massive Cadillac-fins on either side of the head unit, courtesy of Coop.

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* The Megas in ''MegasXLR'' ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' has a pair of massive Cadillac-fins on either side of the head unit, courtesy of Coop.



* Lex Luthor's giant mech in an episode of ''JusticeLeague'' (Season 1). In fact, the mech itself looks like a thinly disguised [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion Unit 02]]. Possibly a ShoutOut, since the series' creator Bruce Timm is a bit of an ''Evangelion'' fan (he's done a few TimmStyle drawings of Evangelion characters).

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* Lex Luthor's giant mech in an episode of ''JusticeLeague'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' (Season 1). In fact, the mech itself looks like a thinly disguised [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion Unit 02]]. Possibly a ShoutOut, since the series' creator Bruce Timm is a bit of an ''Evangelion'' fan (he's done a few TimmStyle drawings of Evangelion characters).
13th Jun '15 5:41:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Gunbuster}}'', another series by Gainax, has this too in the eponymous mecha. in this case, they house rocket boosters and storage containers for Buster Shield, Buster Tomahawk and Buster Homerun.

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* ''{{Gunbuster}}'', ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}}'', another series by Gainax, has this too in the eponymous mecha. in this case, they house rocket boosters and storage containers for Buster Shield, Buster Tomahawk and Buster Homerun.
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