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2nd Dec '16 1:02:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* These are present on [[SuperSoldier SPARTAN]] [[PoweredArmor armor]] in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' series, and they are used to mount a number of attachments from [[InfiniteFlashlight flashlights]] to [[JumpJetPack boost systems]]. They are generally subtle, though many armor variants [[VideoGame/Halo4 in more]] [[VideoGame/Halo5Guardians recent games]] exaggerate their appearance.

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* These are present on the [[SuperSoldier SPARTAN]] Spartans']] [[PoweredArmor MJOLNIR armor]] in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, and they are used to mount a number of attachments from [[InfiniteFlashlight flashlights]] to [[JumpJetPack boost systems]]. They are generally subtle, though many armor variants [[VideoGame/Halo4 in more]] [[VideoGame/Halo5Guardians recent games]] exaggerate their appearance.
20th Oct '16 8:55:10 PM DeltaDart
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* These are present on [[SuperSoldier SPARTAN]] [[PoweredArmor armor]] in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' series, and they are used to mount a number of attachments from [[InfiniteFlashlight flashlights]] to [[JumpJetPack boost systems]]. They are generally subtle, though many armor variants [[VideoGame/Halo4 in more]] [[VideoGame/Halo5Guardians recent games]] exaggerate their appearance.
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
hand.
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.
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