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->''"A suit isn't a space suit - although it can serve as one. It is not primarily armor - although the Knights of the Round Table were not armored as well as we are... A suit is not a ship but it can fly, a little - on the other hand neither spaceships nor atmosphere craft can fight against a man in a suit except by saturation bombing of the area he is in."''
-->-- ''Literature/StarshipTroopers''

The KnightInShiningArmor's fashionable protective wear does well enough against swords and arrows, but what do you do when one has to face bullets, missiles, and {{Death Ray}}s - or worse, BigCreepyCrawlies are [[AlienInvasion invading your planet]]? [[TimTaylorTechnology Power it up]], of course! Powered Armor is a SciFi RecycledInSpace version of the iconic medieval plate armor, frequently used by {{Space Marine}}s or [[FeudalFuture futuristic Knights]].

It's big, it's bulky, it's intimidating, and when you wear it you can wreak havoc on the battlefield. Powered Armor typically amplifies the movements of its wearer, adding its strength to theirs in a sort of purely mechanical {{Synchronization}}. As the page quote says, they also tend to be a self-contained environment, allowing the user to exist comfortably in space, underwater, or in other areas that would kill unprotected humans, like a HazmatSuit. They can often fly, at least for [[NotQuiteFlight short distances]] or via [[InASingleBound rocket-assisted jumps]]. If this gives them good mobility and speed then the users often join the LightningBruiser camp. And most importantly and as the name implies, the amplified sturdiness and strength allows the wearer to don thick slabs of armor rendering them at least highly resistant to small arms with little encumbrance or exertion.

In event of its failure to protect them, or other medical emergencies, many can retrieve the wearer to base for treatment. Some are capable of acting as AnimatedArmor.

Some versions have other useful gadgets built in as well; too much of this can result in them becoming a sort of wearable DoAnythingRobot. [[PowerCrystal With crystals.]] Of course, some suits of Powered Armor are explicitly made to be AdaptiveArmor capable of great versatility. If it does this with ''weapons'', then it's a wearable SwissArmyWeapon; expect at least one of these to be an ArmCannon, or possibly a PowerFist. ShouldersOfDoom (and in turn, [[ShoulderCannon Shoulder Cannons]]) are almost mandatory. It usually is at least ImmuneToBullets or whatever else is used in FiveRoundsRapid in the local 'verse; superior models may mount DeflectorShields allowing it to [[StoneWall take]] damage well above its apparent weight class. Some of these double as life support units, as is the case for the ManInTheMachine. Sadly, they can't remove their suits without risking death.

Powered Armor is distinct from ClothesMakeTheSuperman in that it is specifically designed for combat and is clearly armour rather than clothing. Distinct from HumongousMecha in that Powered Armor is a suit worn on the body, while HumongousMecha are vehicles that are controlled, either from a cockpit or with some UnusualUserInterface. There are, however, [[MiniMecha the occasional mecha that sit on the line]] between HumongousMecha and Powered Armor. A really advanced set of powered armor will usually be made of NanoMachines that make the hero into a ChromeChampion. The change may even be [[InstantArmor Instant]].

If the armor cannot be removed, then it is a ClingyCostume.

Note that unlike HumongousMecha, Powered Armor actually could be useful, especially in urban battles where tanks (or four-story robots) would be limited in movement. There's also a number of different civilian uses for a suit that makes you strong enough to lift a car.

The usage of Powered Armor in fiction is famous enough for ThatOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_exoskeletons_in_fiction to have an article on the subject]] (though its examples list makes it look more like a TVTropes page). Although the technical difficulties involved in making Powered Armor are not to be underestimated, the US military is currently conducting experiments with equipment similar to power armor, perhaps making this a future TruthInTelevision.

Compare ClothesMakeTheSuperman, HumongousMecha, ScaryImpracticalArmor, BattleBallgown.

Not to be confused with MiniMecha, where despite the machine's size, the limbs are still fully mechanical. Nor with MetaMecha which is Powered Armor for [[MiniMecha Mini]]/HumongousMecha. Or [[ThePowerOfLove The Power of Amore]].

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[[folder:Anime]]
* ''BubblegumCrisis'', featuring both the Knight Sabers' "[[AMechByAnyOtherName Hardsuits]]" and the bulkier Battlemover suits other factions use.
* In order to combat fully-cyborg individuals (like the protagonists), paramilitary organizations in ''GhostInTheShell'' occasionally requisition Power Armour. They're exceedingly rare, however.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ:'' In NewMazinger (one of the alternate manga continuities) several characters (including Kouji Kabuto) wore combat, powered armor.
* The Tekkamen from ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' appear to wear powered armor, but in fact ''become'' metallic life forms when they transform. However, the Sol Tekkaman units ("Teknosuits" in ''Teknoman'') are actual powered armors.
* The Robes from ''{{Mai-Otome}}'', although the designs are so non-armour-ish that they lean more heavily towards ClothesMakeTheSuperman.
* Non-micronised Zentradi in ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its sequels wear Powered Armor the size of a HumongousMecha. They kind of ''have'' to, given that they're the ''size'' of HumongousMecha.
** ''MacrossFrontier,'' gives us the Debut of the EX-Gear, a powered armour/exoskeleton (with built in JetPack and provision for a {{BFG}}) suit for use by VF pilots, granted it's not as well armored as some of the contemporaries (the waist, upper arms, and thighs are somewhat exposed, [[spoiler: as poor Michel found out...]]) but you must take into account thats its main function is to serve as a linkup/ejection system for the new line of Variable fighters.
** ''Frontier'' also gave us the one-off "Armored Klan": Klan Klan was unable to get to her powered armor suit to repel a Vajra attack, so she improvised by strapping on equipment designed for [[HumongousMecha Valkyries]] in order to fight.
* B-Ko from ''ProjectAKo'' breaks out a {{Stripperific}} mockery of one for her showdown with A-Ko... at least it would be a mockery if it did not enable her to fight a running battle with the HumongousMecha-wrecking titular lead.
** Unfortunately, in the sequel, B-Ko's father (Who may or may not be an {{Expy}} for [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]) wears a similar suit... [[NightmareFuel And doesn't bother to alter the design for a male body!]]
* [[spoiler:Chao Lingshen]] claims the outfit she wore during the [[StoryArc festival arc]] of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' was merely a somewhat upgraded version of a standard battlesuit from her homeland, but even without the built in time-travel device it straddled the line with ClothesMakeTheSuperman.
* Bonta-Kun in ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'' is a Theme Park mascot converted into the cutest miniature death machine since MetalSlug by Sousuke Sagara. Oddly enough, he marketed it to various police forces around the world, with limited success. Even more oddly, it appears to be based on SharpX68000 hardware.
* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' manga presents Do-chan (for dogi, a martial arts uniform, plus an affectionate suffix.) It is an ancient, sentient (and utterly perverted) suit of armor that looks like a puffy Chinese blouse, black leggings, and a yin-yang belt. It can move around independently, has limited senses (sight, hearing, and touch, at least) and can fight to defend itself. It will only accept a female owner, but those who wear it will find that their speed, power, and agility have been increased to match their own ultimate potential. Thus, when Akane wears it, she can punch enormous craters into asphalt, [[{{Roofhopping}} leap over buildings]], and generally outclass Ranma to the point of utter humiliation.
** A more straight-up example is the Battle Armor which [[TheWoobie Gosunkugi]] purchased [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower off a mail-order ad]]. It promises amazing strength and incredible combat skills for defeating one's foes... and it certainly delivers, except that it locks into place as soon as you put it on and only activates when said foe comes along. And ''then'', you have a very limited time to defeat him before the suit self-destructs.
* One of the more bizarre powered armors comes from ''KemekoDeluxe''. The titular Kemeko is a SuperDeformed, borderline {{Gonk}}-ish power suit that nonetheless provides its wearer, MM, with enhanced battle capabilities. MM herself wears a LatexSpaceSuit and has to have some form of {{hammerspace}} inside that thing - she's bigger than it is.
* ''{{Gantz}}'' gives the hunters particularly [[SufficientlyAdvanced hypertech]] powered armour that provides superstrength, RoofHopping jumping powers and apparently some kind of forcefield. In typical Gantz style the big black ball doesn't bother telling anybody these facts, or that the suits' protection does not extend to [[SwordFight swords]] or lasers.
** As seen in the Osaka and Italy arcs, there is a bigger, tougher Gantz armor that's [[InformedAbility supposed]] to be superior to the regular suits. It's not sure if it can really hold up considering all of the users seen thus far are dead.
* The Gold Cloths in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' certainly qualify. Although Bronze and Silver Cloths, as well as rival gods' distinctive suits of armor, can protect the wearer to a supernatural degree, the Zodiac-based Cloths of Athena's Gold Saints provide notable increases in strength, speed, and defensive power, far beyond any other Cloth, Scale, or Surplice. They can even survive absolute zero and being hit with earth-shattering attacks.
** Also, the anime presented a [[PowerTrio three-man squad]] called the Steel Saints, created by the Kido Foundation as assistants to the heroic Bronze Saints. Their "Cloths" are [[MagiTek mechanical]] and crammed with gadgets that can emulate a Saint's supernatural abilities. They were PutOnABus as soon as they could...
** The bus comes back in the second season of ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega''. The Steel Saints are trained to fill the gap causes by [[spoiler:mass Saint death following the siphoning of Earth's cosmo to Mars in the first season]]. Just like any stopgap measure, the Steel Cloths are a shoddy job and the wearer weaker than even the Bronze. The Steel Saints are [[RedShirts fully aware of their unenviable fate]], and in one episode, [[RageAgainstTheHeavens chews the Gods (including Athena) for making playthings out of humans]].
* In ''GaoGaiGar'', Cyborg Guy has a suit of "Ultimate Armor". He graduates to "ID Armor" when he becomes an Evoluder. It's not clear whether the armor is enhancing his natural strength and speed, enabling it, or is just there to [[RuleOfCool look cool]]. That said, the ID armor has one important part in it (the [=GaoBrace=] and Will Knife), and Evoluder Guy probably at least needs the ID Armor to pilot [=GaoFar=] and [=GaoFighGar=].
* The Figures in ''{{Figure17}}'' are a kind of sentient powered armor, and Hikaru is an accientally-created ArtificialHuman derived from a broken Figure, who can still revert to Figure form when necessary. The aliens D.D. and Oldina also use Figures to fight.
* ''{{Guyver}}: Bio-Boosted Armour'', a manga from the late 80's, along with a one shot OVA from '86, a twelve part mini-series released by studio L.A. Heroes released from 89 to about 92-93 and also a twenty six episode series that expanded more on the manga than the twelve episode one, that was released in 2005 by FUNimation Studios. This series uses this concept to its fullest extent. It starts out with a high schooler named Sho Fukamachi walking in the woods near the school with his friend Tetsuro Segawa. There they hear and see the aftermath of a huge explosion and see something hurdling through the sky towards them. Sho picks it up to and points out that it's alien looking, when he all of sudden trips and smacks his face against it and it starts to encompass him. Later when Tetsuro is in immediate danger from a secret world government style organization known as Chronos, Sho clad in this "bio" metal armor then destroys the ones troubling Tetsuro. Afterward he seemingly regains consciousness while still in the armor and notes that it is DEFINITELY alien.
** A downside of the armor is that they can't be permanently separated from their recognized user without the Remover. The user can "dequip" the armor at will when not needed and it's been demonstrated that a sufficient electrical jolt to the control metal can cause the armor to spontaneously dequip.The Removers have to be bonded to someone and though they don't kill the host, they do leave them naked and powerless in front of someone who ''wanted'' to strip their armor from them, probably a bad guy.
* ''{{Appleseed}}'' has two classes of Powered Armor: "Protectors", which are fairly standard suits; and "Landmates", which border on being MiniMecha and suspend the wearer in the torso of the armor. The Landmates' main outer "Slave Arms" follow the movements of the arms of the pilot, placed in smaller, form-fitting armored gauntlets which dangle outside the main body.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7T-6ThKoJ0 Madox-01]]
* ''{{Steamboy}}'' has one of the least impressive examples of Powered Armor on this list. They're basically full-plate armor with steam backpacks ([[FridgeLogic how they're not cooking with that setting]], I'm not sure), showing immunity against small arms fire and not much else.
* ''GenesisClimberMospeada''/''{{Robotech}}'': The New Generation. The main TransformingMecha of the show was a [[CoolBike Motorcycle]] that turned into a Power Armor, it was even the 'Mospeada' of the original name.
* One interesting variation in ''PokemonSpecial'' is what Koga wears during the Silph Co. siege. His armor is made out of ''his Pokemon''. His Muk forms a shoulder and chest plate while his Golbat rests on his arm for a tonfa-like weapon. His other arm has an Ekans wrapped around it.
* Mewtwo's armor in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' is a partial aversion in that its only power is to ''weaken'' Mewtwo's power to a level where he can safely battle without slaughtering his opponent as well as keep him under control.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' AlternateContinuity manga ''Suzaku of the Counterattack'' turns the Lancelot from a HumongousMecha into a ''Franchise/KamenRider''-like costume that actually gets treated like a comic book superhero by the common folk.
** Meanwhile, in ''NightmareOfNunnally'', the other spinoff manga: ''Lelouch, of all people'', gets this treatment. Although, in his case, it's not tech-based but a special type of wired Geass which allows him to fight in a similar manner to Suzaku's suit. By the end of the manga, he had faced off against hordes of [[HumongousMecha Knightmare Frames]] and other Geass-related pheomena, and always came out on top. There's a reason why fans [[MemeticMutation like to say]] that [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Zero's Geass let's him fight on par with]] [[GGundam Master Asia]].
*** Oh, and it also lets him [[RunningGag stop bullets by posing]]!
* From ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Akatsuki member Sasori is the prime example, hiding himself in a mobile and [[MultiArmedAndDangerous heavily armed]] puppet, we also have a version of this of the spiritual version in the form of Susano'o, which Sasuke Uchiha and Itachi Uchiha use.
** In its higher forms, Sasuke and Itachi's Susano'o falls more into MiniMecha in their size and power. Same with Madara's in its 'complete' (full skin form) [[spoiler: but it turns into a HumongousMecha in his 'Perfect' Form.]]
* Similar to the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Toph]] example below, Risho of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' used earth to cover himself for battle, although it's not clear if it actually powered him or just lent more ferocity to his blows.
* The eponymous ''InfiniteStratos'' suits are powered armor that [[{{Stripperiffic}} doesn't do much to actually armor]] the pilot's torso and head, instead enveloping it in [[DeflectorShields some kind of force field]]. They are also of the InstantArmor variety, being summonable at will.
* {{Tokusatsu}} {{Deconstruction}} ''Manga/{{Zetman}}'' has [[HeroicWannabe Alfasz,]] who combats the [[BodyHorror Players.]] The suits wearer, Kouga Amagi purposefully modelled it on a Children's show hero, due to being bit of a Justice Freak.
* Academy City uses them in their military, as well as in their rescue divisions, in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' and ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''.
* Many of the superheroes in ''TigerAndBunny'' make use of some form of Powered Armor, most notably the two title characters.
* ''SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' features [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] in shape shifting MagiTech armor powered by the wearer's singing voice.
* In ''Anime/CampusSpecialInvestigatorHikaruon'' the hero use a suit similar to Franchise/MetalHeroes, specifically an {{Expy}} from Series/SpaceSheriffSharivan.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] first built his powered armour in the Vietnamese jungle and has since made countless upgrades, redesigns and variants to stay ahead in the PoweredArmour arms race with villains like Titanium Man and the Crimson Dynamo. To make matters worse, villains are constantly trying to steal his designs, and the first Spymaster ''succeeded''. His sale of Tony's blueprints on the black market sparked the Armor Wars, a storyline in which Iron Man goes about attacking armored villains ''and'' heroes in a fit of paranoia over misuse of his inventions.
** His friend James Rhodes has used Stark armor many times, either taking up the Iron Man mantle while Tony was incapacitated or presumed dead, or working independently as Comicbook/WarMachine.
** Pepper Potts also has her own armor that was designed by Tony, called "Rescue".
* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. Contrary to its almost medieval-industrial revolution aesthetic, being covered in visible rivets and displaying no apparent electronics, it is actually a nuclear-powered, ultra-sophisticated walking tank that stands up next to Tony Stark's best designs. It makes him strong and tough enough to go toe-to-toe with the Thing, discharge an array of devastating energy attacks, enables him to fly and control his vast arsenal of external technological devices. (Some versions even have a device that renders him immune to direct assault by mutant powers, so Magneto's victory over him in a fight isn't as assured as it would be against Tony.) He can basically beat the tar out of any non-"cosmic" character short of the Hulk and SquirrelGirl.
** Doom also has on occasion created stronger variants of the armor, powered by draining some of the above-mentioned "cosmic" characters and thus rendering Doom's power [[AGodAmI almost as God-like as his ego]]. Since Doom is also a mage, he can use a combination of [[{{Magitek}} magic and science]].
** In one notable issue of Mighty Avengers (just before ComicBook/CivilWar) Doom and Iron Man go one-on-one after the rest of the Avengers were subdued by an army of [[MechaMooks Doombots]] and array of traps. Their suits are so well matched that it comes down to whose suit's battery can last longer. [[spoiler: It's Doom's.]]
* [[Comicbook/XMen Jubilee]] and several other depowered mutants started wearing Powered Armor to [[RePower compensate]] for their [[BroughtDownToNormal lost abilities]] in the latest incarnation of the NewWarriors.
* Franchise/{{Batman}} in certain incarnations (most notably when [[{{Azrael}} Jean Paul Valley]] [[AntiHeroSubstitute took on the role)]] beefed the suit into a virtual war machine not unlike ComicBook/IronMan. (This was a sort of "Be careful what you wish for" to fans who wanted Batman to become more Punisher-like during the DarkAge). ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had the same general concept, but the suit was [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman more slender and less clunky looking]] than most.
** In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' Batman needs an exoskeleton to move at all (thanks to the wounds from a life-time of crimefighting). His actual Batman costume is a Powered Armor. As is the BlueBeetle's and several other heroes.
** In ''TheDarkKnightReturns'', Batman uses powered armor (among other things) to [[spoiler:fight Superman]].
** Batman foe Mr. Freeze has to wear a sealed, temperature controlled suit to even survive in lukewarm environments, due to his cryophilic physiology/disease/disorder/whatever. Many writers offset this by outfitting Freeze' suit with a powered exoskeleton capable of breaking a man in half.
** In Batman vs. Predator, Batman resorts to this in order to continue the fight [[spoiler: while recovering from the asskicking the Predator gave him earlier on]]. Also uses [[spoiler:sonar]] to beat the Predator's cloak.
** His Insider Suit was a suit with the powers of every League Member. The problem is, using those powers required a ridiculous amount of energy.
** He's had power armor built for both Batwing vigilantes, one looking like a more armored version of the Batman Beyond suit.
** He has broken out two power suits during the New 52. One to fight against Terminus, a dying villain whose armor doubled as life support, but also during the Night of the Owls, when he uses a suit so large it was basically a mecha. Although he used this suit specifically so that he wouldn't be frozen when Alfred lowered the temperature in the room to freeze the (undead) assassins.
* {{Steel}}, a.k.a. John Henry Irons.
** When his niece Natasha [[LegacyCharacter took on the identity]], she had her own, sleeker suit of armor.
* S.T.R.I.P.E.
* LexLuthor has twice donned a suit of Powered Armor to fight Comicbook/{{Superman}} mano a mano: Once in the early '80s, quickly abandoned after ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''; and once in the mid-'00s, during the run-up to ''InfiniteCrisis'', when temporal shenanigans were causing Lex to play out his pre-Crisis persona. On neither occasion did it last; he's just a more compelling villain without powers.
** Luthor also gains a sort of Powered Armor in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague. It increases his abilities, but its main purpose is to keep his Kryptonite-induced disease in check (shooting Kryptonite rays is just a bonus). The Luthor that shows up in various video games (particularly fighting games) also wears the armor.
* The ''Total Justice'' mini-series ([[MerchandiseDriven which was based off a popular Hasbro toyline]]) revolved around the members of the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] losing their powers and being forced to don suits of armor that mimicked their abilities.
* Brianna Diggers of ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' uses a variety of Powered Armor, and even Gina has broken one out one or two times.
* The Ninja Turtles from the year 2094 wore these during an arc in the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures Archie comic]], based on action figure designs.
* The 616 version of the Rhino is a muscular thug in a suit resembling the hide of a rhinoceros. However, the UltimateMarvel version of the Rhino is a wimpy geek in a high-tech suit of robotic armor. They drew on this portrayal for the character's appearance in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''.
* Dan Dreiberg of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' tried making a powered exoskeleton version of his costume. It didn't get past the prototype stage; the first (and only) time he wore it, it broke his arm.
* ''ComicBook/{{Hardware}}'' from MilestoneComics.
* The DCU's Rocket Red Brigade, who are basically the Powered Armor division of the Russian army. Originally, their armor was blocky and square; in recent years, they've shifted to a more streamlined, figure-fitting design.
* Supernaut of the Stark-backed ''Order'' uses a suit so big it practically qualifies as a miniature HumongousMecha, with enough armament for a small army to boot. Supernaut's somewhat notable in that outside of his suit, he's a paraplegic.
* The Asgardian Destroyer is an unusual example, since it is, depending on your point of view, not an armor at all, or the very purest form of armor. It is not wearable, but rather sucks up the spirit of a sapient being that comes too close to it - it cannot operate on its own, although it quickly overrides the will of anyone who powers it. Unless that individual's will is strong enough. Anyway, it's more or less an armor that is powered by its 'wearer' instead of the other way around. It might be the most powerful armor in comics (well... apart from the Celestials' armor, but that might not ''be'' armor).
* In "Superman:3D", a substory of FinalCrisis, Superman and Ultraman (his evil counterpart) are merged, together, with a 'thought robot' made out of 'divine metals' by Monitor Dax Novu to defeat the Dark Monitor, Mandrakk. This 'thought robot', basically a giant (''really'' giant. It's giant in the World of Nil, where the Monitors live - which means that it is much, much, ''much'' bigger than a universe) mecha empowered by the dual spirits of the two supermen, meant for one single battle. It is super(of course)-adaptive, getting stronger in response to its opponents' strength.
* {{Darkhawk}} has his entire body replaced by a powered armor body.
* An interesting version appears in ''ComicBook/{{Okko}}''--the Combat Bunraku are huge, wooden, and entirely analog, being controlled via series of ropes and pulleys by the "puppeteer" who sits in the chest cavity.
* Even CaptainAmerica got in on the armored action in the mid-90s, as he was forced to wear an armored version of his familiar red-white-and-blues due to the Super-Soldier Serum breaking down in his body and rendering him paralyzed. Naturally, it didn't take.
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'''s Rotor Walrus has taken up wearing Powered Armor when he decided to return to active duty.
** Back during the original "Death Egg Saga", Sonic, Tails and Robotnik all donned powered armor, though Sonic and Tails' were quite unconventional -- Sonic rode around in the shell of Silver Sonic while Tails rode around in the shell of a [=SWATBot=].
* In SonicTheComic Robotnik wears War-Armour to battle [[TheStarscream Brutus]] which has a distinctive green and purple colour scheme, much like the battle-suit worn by super-villain, Lex Luthor, it also has a [[KillItWithIce hose-like weapon that sprays liquid nitrogen]] which alows Robotnik to destroy [[MadeOfIndestructium Brutus]].
* In ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye, it is eventually revealed that [[spoiler: "Ultra Magnus" is actually a form of Powered Armor [[LegacyCharacter that has been worn by several different Autobots]] over the ages since the death of the original Ultra Magnus. The idea was cooked up by a lawmaker, Chief Justice Tyrest, who was so fascinated with Magnus' reputation that he created the armor and spread a story about Magnus merely ''faking'' his death to create "an eternal lawman" controlled by him. The current wearer of the "Magnus Armor" is a small, unassuming 'bot with the somewhat unfortunate name of Minimus Ambus. It's also mentioned that the wearers of the Magnus Armor have to be "Point One Percenters", meaning that they have stronger than usual [[OurSoulsAreDifferent sparks]] that allow their bodies to integrate with the armor without their frames collapsing from the strain.]]
* Tom-Tom the Robot Man in ''ComicBook/JackStaff'' is [[UnroboticReveal revealed]] in the comic's first arc to be a [[SamusIsAGirl paraplegic teenage girl]] in Powered Armour. Later on in the comic she upgrades him to a pure remote-controlled machine.
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'', the [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Hands of Blue]] wear blue bodysuits underneath their normal suits that turn out to be a "low profile" suit of powered armor. It allows them to resist bullets and crossbow bolts, as well as allowing them to move with surprising speed and to hit extremely hard. With these suits, they are fast enough and strong enough that even [[SuperSoldier River]] proves unable to match them in hand-to-hand combat. Fortunately, they aren't invincible, but it takes a lot of abuse to bring one down, unless you're [[WrenchWench Kaylee]]. [[spoiler: Kaylee just squishes them with a power loader.]]
* In ''FanFic/SpiritOfRedemption'' the quarians and geth have made War Machine battle suits for the quarians to wear.
* In ''FanFic/{{Avalon}}'', there are the Iron Suits, dummied down versions of the ''ComicBook/{{Iron Man}}'' suit used by Nerv.
* In ''[[PeterChimaera Digimon 2: Return of Digimon]]'' the eponymous character creates a robot body to defend the world from an evil digimon.
* ''Fanfic/MassEffectClashOfCivilizations'': This ''Franchise/MassEffect'' / ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' CrossOver has the MJOLNIR Mark VIII, made from Forerunner metals that are lighter and stronger and it can be used by non-[=SPARTANs=].
* Sky Bolt designs custom crystal-powered armor for the [[Fanfic/TheDuskGuardSaga Dusk Guard]]. The basic design enhances strength and durability. When fully powered, it leaves the other guard units' enchanted armor in the dust.
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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' Mr. Freeze wears a powered armor that allows him to toss people around. The suit was, of course, powered by diamonds.
* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'':
** Max [=DaCosta=]'s Exosuit gives him the strength to rip machines apart with his bare hands in his quest to reach Elysium.
** Later Kruger is outfitted with a sleeker model, which appears to be a fifth-generation exosuit. That said, the armor part of the suit is shown to be distinct from the exoskeleton that allows the protagonist to walk and move. Unlike Max's older model Exosuit, a third-generation exosuit; Kruger's has more extensive armour components, including better protection for his torso. Also, unlike Max who had to undergo extensive surgery for interfacing, Kruger only needed assistance from Drakey and Crowe, as opposed to an entire surgery team, in part because Kruger already has point-mounting implants on his body that the exosuit is attached to.
* In ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'', the heroes' costumes was armor, rather than the spandex suits worn in the series.
* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' features the "Delta-6 Accelerator suit", a powered armour that allows the wearer to outrun cars, leap over speeding commuter trains in a single bound, dodge missiles and climb buildings like a hyperactive monkey. Oh yes, and it's armed (quite literally) with an on-board [[GatlingGood Gatling gun]] and mini-missile launcher. They're used in a single scene by the two newest recruits; the story goes that the script was originally for a {{HALO}} movie or rip-off and that scene is an artifact.
* The aliens in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' use biological suits, but are still weak enough that WillSmith can knock one out with his bare fist.
* ''Film/IronMan'' is unique in that it [[{{Deconstruction}} shows the trials and tribulations]] that would logically have to go with actually creating and testing such a device. The sound of Tony Stark screaming in terror as his suit(s) malfunction at inopportune moments almost becomes a RunningGag. To say nothing of the disastrous North Korean, Iranian, and the cringe-inducing Hammer Tech tests in the [[Film/IronMan2 second film]].
** The Deconstruction goes further in Film/IronMan3, showing what happens when a PTSD-burdened, sleep-deprived Tony Stark attempts to rapidly prototype ''dozens'' of different designs.
** Unfortunately, they seem to suffer from ConservationOfNinjutsu.
* Harry Osborn wears one as the Green Goblin in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''. The suit works in tandem with the spider venom in his veins and heals his injuries and ailments.
** And if the [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary materials]] are to be believed, the Vulture will be wearing one in ''The Amazing Spider-Man 3''.
* The Kryptonians all wear it in ''Film/ManOfSteel''. It's bulletproof and has a self-contained atmosphere. Given the effect of Earth on Kryptonians, it seems doubtful that it enhances their strength to any meaningful degree.
* The (sized more like MiniMecha) combat suits of the humans from ''Film/TheMatrix: Revolutions'' that carried big guns but provided very little protection. Word of God has said this is because the Sentinels could easily tear through any armor they put up, making it more efficient to simply leave them unarmored. It has been shown in ''Animatrix'' that the armored suits go down just as easily as their descendants, but [[AnArmAndALeg prolong the suffering of the pilot.]]
* The third ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' film, unlike the two prior installments of the film series, ''does'' include prototype/early run suits of Marauder Powered Armor, although almost as a b-plot, and they only get 5, maybe 10 minutes of action on screen. It was, however, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]], [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing and long overdue]].
* ''Film/TheTuxedo'' could be considered a form of Powered Armor, as it enhances the wearer's reflexes, strength, and speed. In fact, the tuxedo mostly functions on its own with the wearer only required to select a particular action from the list. In the film, Creator/JackieChan's character can't fight. It's the tuxedo that does all the fighting, although in the typical Jackie Chan fashion. The final fight involves a battle between JackieChan's character (in a super-powered tux) and the BigBad (who managed to get one too). Somehow, though, the BigBad is ''much'' more proficient with the tux than "Jimmy", even though "Jimmy" has been walking around in it for most of the film, while the BigBad put it on literally two minutes before the fight. It ''could'' be justified because [[spoiler:the BigBad is wearing the original "superspy" suit, while Jimmy's could have been an inferior version]].
* In ''Film/TheWolverine'', the [[spoiler: Silver Samurai]] is a humongous robotic suit of adamantium armor to help him face off against Wolverine.
* The "Jackets" of ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' (and its source material, ''AllYouNeedIsKill'' allow regular humans to move faster and carry more weapons than they would ordinarily. At the same time, [[ArmorIsUseless they're shown to be completely useless against Mimic weaponry, and are essentially worthless in combat against them except for the power of their weapons]].
* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' depicts a newly developed suit of armour for The Shredder, complete with BladeBelowTheShoulder by the dozen.
* ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' has a realistic version, as Bond and Melina must take on a mook in a deep-sea diving JIM suit.
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* Development of this is finished near the end of ''Literature/{{Duumvirate}}''. The people wearing it are already [[{{Transhuman}} genetically engineered superhumans]]. The combination tends to work well.
* ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'' [[TropeCodifier codified the concept]], building off Creator/EEDocSmith's ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' series.
* HarryHarrison's ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' spared barely a paragraph to mock Heinlein's armored soldiers, showing what happens [[RealityEnsues when one tries to land in a swamp]]... thus proving he has no concept of what Heinlein's creations can do; as a self-contained environment, the soldier inside won't care if he's fully submerged. Hell, in the first chapter of the book the character realizes he's about to land in a river, which he avoids doing ''only'' because it'll cost him precious seconds to get out.
* ''Dominant Species'' by Michael E. Marks centered on a Marine Rapid Assault Team in powered armor; the depiction took a serious (rather than fantasy) approach to the depiction of powered armor capabilities and vulnerabilities.
* The "living-brain" Martians in H. G. Wells' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' came very close; their war-machines straddle the line between this trope and HumongousMecha. They also had smaller non-combat work-machines into which they strapped themselves.
* The powered suits in Creator/DianeDuane and Peter Morwood's ''Space Cops'' books.
* From Creator/JohnRingo:
** ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' has the main character design and then command units of ACS against the invading [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Posleen]], powered at one point by actual [[GreenRocks Glowing Green Rocks]] (appropriated alien heavy plant power cells).
** The Wyverns from ''Literature/IntoTheLookingGlass'' start off as more MiniMecha, using only Earth technology, but later versions that also use Adar technology fit this trope.
* The marines in DavidWeber's ''Literature/InFuryBorn'' uses powered armor, as do the marines of ''Literature/HonorHarrington''. Interestingly enough, we never see fights between forces equipped with Powered Armor in the Honorverse, only between the armored troopers and non-armored enemy forces. And at least one book included [[RealityEnsues an example]] of what happens when you try to steathily land on top of a building in a [[DynamicEntry heavy Power Armor suit.]] While they are portrayed as NighInvulnerable in this setting (at least against infantry), there has been at least one example of them being defeated by regular squishy unarmored personnel who catch them by surprise (and use a {{BFG}}).
* Although present in Weber's and Ringo's ''Literature/PrinceRoger'' series, they don't see a lot of use in the earlier books due to limited power and the environment of the DeathWorld the titular prince's bodyguard unit is stranded on is exceedingly hostile to advanced electronics.
* The titular armor from Creator/JohnSteakley's BugWar novel, ''Literature/{{Armor}}''.
* Joe Haldeman's classic, ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', although in this case the suits had little armour.
* From ''The Tin Man'' onwards, some of DaleBrown's books have featured the eponymous armours. They are noted as being resistant to bullets and eventually having limited jumpjet capability and railguns, but vulnerable to knives and missiles.
* In Creator/CJCherryh's Literature/AllianceUnion science fiction series, the Earth Company Marines (and, presumably, their Union equivalents) wear Powered Armor. The only really detailed description is in ''Rimrunners'' where ex-Marine Bet Yeager, late of the carrier ''Africa'', has to repair and recondition a pair of suits and then teach a neophyte to use it.
* Odd subversion in Peter F. Hamilton's ''Literature/FallenDragon'': Skin suits are largely biological suits powered by the wearer's ''blood''.
** The skin suits also have AdaptiveArmor features like using reserve supplies to provide the wearer with a HealingFactor, reconfiguring itself on-the-fly to provide enhanced protection against different types of damage or even accomplishing simple tasks ''without'' the host.
** Hamilton's ''Commonwealth Saga'' novels, set in a different timeline to ''Fallen Dragon'', feature much more capable non-biological powered armour. These suits, worn by conscript soldiers in a war against a genocidal alien HiveMind, are super-strong and protected by force fields, while also sporting plasma rifles, kinetic missiles, ''tactical nukes'' and other heavy-duty firepower. Even so, they tend to get slaughtered in a pitched battle with the aliens, who outnumber them several million to one.
* Space and combat suits in the ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' universe tend to come with basic comm gear, flight capability and some kind of force field for protection at a minimum; additional sensors, life support, fairly sophisticated built-in computers, and stealth features like invisibility are also found more often than not. Perhaps ironically, one thing that these suits are ''not'' primarily intended to function as is actual body armor; that's what the force field is for. Likewise, weapons tend to be external (and frequently hand-held) rather than integrated into the suit.
* In the Literature/VorkosiganSaga, Miles ("Mr. Naismith") Vorkosigan was too short to use the average powered armor suits of his universe, but acquired a "petite" size in his first mercenary venture. He had to have the techs adapt the plumbing to fit, though, as it was originally for a female. Later in his career he's worn powered armor so often that the equipment's left a mark on his forehead.
* In [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]'s [[Literature/TheCulture Culture]] novels, powered, intelligent armor features in ''Matter'' and ''The Hydrogen Sonata''. These armor suits are pretty nifty even by the Culture's high-tech standards, providing impressive protection, massive physical strength and a significant degree of AI autonomy.
** And as a protagonist in the short story "Descent" in ''The State of the Art'', and as a device to protect the wearer in a high-gee hazardous environment populated with super-strong StarfishAliens in 'Literature/{{Excession}}''. The latter is technically a glorified spacesuit, but anything that provides super-strength and plenty of damage resistance can easily be used for military purposes.
** In ''{{Literature/UseOfWeapons}}'' the protagonist also wears powered armour/spacesuit at one stage, which he requisitioned from the Culture (though he very pointedly does not want a sentient suit). At one point he turns up his suit's strength in order to lift a large stone object but has to be very careful that he's in the correct stable and braced position.
* In Ian Douglas's Heritage/Legacy/Inheritance trilogies, the USMC has these. They start out as glorified spacesuits and end up being a combination starfighter/power armor/drop pod with enough features to make the Mjolnir VI look like a Model T.
* The protagonist of Gary Gibson's ''Stealing Light'' has some sort of LatexSpaceSuit InstantArmour PoweredArmour she stole from some aliens. If they knew about it, they'd want it back. Alas, it's implanted in place of one of her lungs (at least).
* The novel ''Literature/RevelationSpace'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds features powered armor suits that can fly to a planet's surface and back to orbit, extrude powerful weapons, withstand heavy damage and change their shape; oddly, they aren't mentioned in later books, even if they would be useful.
** They're mentioned as being exceedingly rare and powerful by one character in that novel. ''Chasm City'' is largely empty of serious high-tech of that kind. ''Redemption Ark'' and ''Absolution Gap'' don't contain any infantry combat of note. Similar armor is, however, used in Reynolds' novella ''Literature/DiamondDogs'', when a group of characters uses it to gain entry to a hostile alien structure.
* ''Literature/TheDiamondAge'' has "Hoplites", military combat exoskeletons that seem to take the place of infantry and tanks in serious warfare. Some models are notable in that they allow the wearers to go RoofHopping.
* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' has Shardplate, [[LostTechnology Lost]]-{{Magitek}} powered armor. It magically fits itself to any wearer, and in addition to being extremely tough (it's the only armour that a [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Shardblade]] doesn't cut straight through like water) and increasing the wearer's strength and speed. If it gets damaged, it can regrow itself if it is supplied with [[{{Mana}} stormlight]].
* The Eternads of Robert Buettner's ''Jason Wander'' and ''Orphan's Legacy'' series.
* Max Barry's ''Literature/MachineMan'' makes use of this when [[spoiler: Carl the security guard needs an exo-suit to hold up his titanium sledgehammer arms]].
* Creator/EEDocSmith's ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' series is probably the UrExample. ''Galactic Patrol'', the first Lensman book to be published, ends with the hero wearing a super-tough high tech suit of armor which, despite having a built-in inertialess drive, was not actually powered. True powered armor first appeared in ''Children of the Lens'', serialized in ''Astounding'' magazine in 1947 and published in book form in 1954; the powered armor was a LensmanArmsRace outgrowth of the series's earlier armor suits.
* Confederate Marines in the ''Literature/ConfederationOfValor'' series use a low-key version of this. Like all their tech, the armor has to balance the benefits of powered armor with being light and flexible enough not to impede movement if the enemy uses EMP to knock out the electronics.
* In the TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering book ''The Thran'', the Halcyte Guard get a form of powered armor: they're lighter and tougher than conventional armor, mold themselves to fit the wearer, and the helmets even have a magical form of radio communication. The only real downside is that they're just as vulnerable to their own weapons as conventional armor is, and their swords can already slice through metal as if it were butter.
* Used in Creator/TomKratman's ''Literature/{{Caliphate}}'', although not in the traditional sense. The suit itself is more of an armored exoskeleton, but the ones worn by the Suited Heavy Infantry can have armor added to them to increase their protection, or reduced to enhance speed and endurance. It's explicitly pointed out when they're introduced that they do not make the wearer invulnerable, just that the user requires more effort to kill.
* ''Literature/AllYouNeedIsKill'' refers to its powered armor as "Jackets." They're the only way that humans can really fight the alien Mimics at close range, due to their toxic biology and hardiness.
* In ''The Hoplite'' by Creator/RobertReed, the marines sent out to pillage the surrounding territory use a suit of high-tech powered armor, with a railgun in one arm and control systems to call in drone and artillery strikes.
* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/TheHermeticMillennia'', the Knights Hopsitaliar wear these.
* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/LineOfDelirium'' duology features the protagonists wearing power armor during their raid on the Imperial orbital base. Most Imperial soldiers also wear power armor, though. Various functions are controlled by the chin. In particular, the protagonist puts on a type of armor that can generate a plasma shield around it, not for protection but in order to [[ThereWasADoor walk through walls]], even space station bulkheads. Melting walls with your entire armor drains the power supply, though. Apparently, any powered armor can be quickly put on and taken off without any special tools.
* In ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'', this is Mech's primary schtick. He's a MadScientist, and the armor is his first and greatest invention. It's highly modular, capable of adapting to any device plugged into it, not to mentions millions of layers of microscopic ablative plates that let it adapt to any threat. It's also the most obvious reason that he's a clear ComicBook/IronMan expy.

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* The Daleks from ''Series/DoctorWho'' are basically evil lumps of flesh encased in salt-shaker-shaped personal tanks that function the same way Powered Armor does for humanoids.
** The Cybermen, both the original and the AlternateUniverse version in the new series, were originally designed as a suit to increase the vitality and lifespan of the wearer.
** The Ice Warriors wear powerful armor in Earth's atmosphere, and in "Cold War" [[spoiler:it could act autonomously from its user]].
* On ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', the Lost Tribe faction of [[spoiler: the Asgard]] wear humanoid-shaped power armor suits that provide them with mobility, protect them from hazardous environments, and come equipped with blasters and built-in energy shields. They're also conveniently designed to automatically adjust to the wearer, so other races that aren't bigger than the armor's maximum size can wear them.
** This is ''extremely'' convenient, given that that all the Asgard we have seen are ''half'' the size of the average human, and as they are a race of clones, we can reasonably presume that their stature is pretty uniform.
** Intimidation probably has something to do with it. Admit it, you'd be half as afraid of someone wearing armor half your size than someone who is larger. Also, if it came to hand-to-hand combat, a smaller power armor would probably be at a disadvantage.
* {{Toku}}satsu
** If a Franchise/{{Metal Hero|es}} isn't a HollywoodCyborg or RidiculouslyHumanRobot, he's a guy in a suit of Powered Armor out to SaveTheWorld.
** The same goes for most man-made Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s, with the prime example being [[Series/KamenRiderKiva IXA]], and the earliest being [[Series/KamenRiderAgito G3]].
** Kamen Rider G3, Kamen Rider G4, G3-Mild and V1 in ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'' are the earliest examples. Some tie-ins include Kamen Riders G2 and G1 with more similarity to Series/KamenRiderKuuga.
** All of the Rider Gears from ''[[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Kamen Rider 555]]'', especially Delta which can be used by normal humans but it's powers are [[EvilFeelsGood addictive]].
** [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Kamen Rider IXA]] is an interesting example as it actually goes through research and development. The version used by Otoya, Yuri and Jiro in 1986 is a prototype prone to [[HeroicRROD overheating]] while this problem is fixed in the 2008 version used by Nago.
** [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Kamen Rider Birth]] is similar as you get the actual Birth armour and Proto-Birth it's slightly weaker prototype.
** Series/KamenRiderFourze, Kamen Rider Meteor and Kamen Rider Nadeshiko.
* "The Suit" in ''Series/SuperForce''. In the first episode, an advanced spacesuit serves this purpose, though by the climax, they've switched to a purpose-built urban assault system based on the space suit.
* Series/{{MANTIS}}. Being paraplegic, the dude required the suit even to ''walk'', let alone be a superhero.
* ''Series/BlackScorpion'' villain Slapshot also uses such a suit for similar reasons.
* ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog''
* A [[MonsterOfTheWeek Villain Of The Week]] develops an exoskeletal suit that allows him to move as fast as ''Series/TheFlash''. Then his control chip gets damaged. Cue the "bug on its back" sight.
* Ever since it first appeared in ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', the Battlizer power-up has usually been a staple upgrade for the Red Ranger and occasionally other Rangers in ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Of course, the source of their Powered Armor varies by series.
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* The warrior-contestants in Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/{{Gladiators}}'' wear glowing orange power armor suits that cover their entire bodies [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic (but not their heads)]].
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''loves'' Powered Armor. Every species from the SuperSoldier (maybe human) {{Space Marine}}s to the [[BlackAndGrayMorality not-quite-as-evil-as-everyone-else]] Tau Empire to the ChurchMilitant (definitely human) [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]] to the SpikesOfVillainy-loving Chaos {{Space Marine}}s turned [[FaceHeelTurn evil]]([[HumansAreBastards er]]) to the [[PlantAliens Space Fungi]] [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orkz]] will wear these into battle. However, this armour is generally reserved for the elite forces of the species. Naturally, [[CrapsackWorld being Warhammer 40000]], the less-fortunate tend to be CannonFodder.
** Also naturally, [[SerialEscalation being Warhammer 40000]], Powered Armour is merely where it ''begins'', with more extreme versions for everyone. Space Marines have Terminator armour equipped with personal teleporters and weapons including-but-not-limited-to arm-mounted [[GatlingGood gatling guns]] and [[DropTheHammer giants hammers]] that spark lightning with every hit, as well as Centurion armor that is officially a MetaMecha for "normal" PoweredArmor, Tau have suits armed with missile launchers and a pair of enormous railguns, Chaos Marines have suits fused to their wearer that spontaneously spawns any desired weapon and even its ammunition, while Orkz prefer to simply stick on lotsa pointy bits and give it MoreDakka. The Grey Knights even get Powered Armor ''for'' their Terminator Powered Armor in the form of the Dreadknight suit.
** Worth mentioning about the Tau Empire is that their standard power armour makes their soldiers about as big, strong and resilient as your average human dude. Albeit a bit more bulletproof. And their big suits are actually MiniMecha.
*** That can fly.
** Spyrers are ordinary humans (from the Spyre, natch, of Necromunda's Hive Primus) who use Powered Armor to achieve ClothesMakeTheSuperMan, and it's hinted that their ancient, possibly alien suits are actually TheSymbiote, as they literally grow stronger and more powerful as the wearer gets more used to them. These are unusual artefacts belonging to noble families rather than standard military gear, however.
** The Eldar have an interesting variation, Exarch armor doesn't make the wearer stronger or faster, but instead gives him or her access to the skills and memories of previous wearers of the suit. The [[LegacyCharacter Phoenix Lords]] operate on the same principle.
* While you wouldn't expect it, WarhammerFantasy has Chaos Armor, which acts like magically-powered armor, rivaled only by the Dwarven Gromil armor (which is also enchanted) and the Empire's full plate armor.
** The Albion campaign expansion featured the High Elf "Armour of the Gods" that was suspiciously identical in effect to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' wargear Power Armour.
* [[IronKingdoms WARMACHINE]] features military commanders wearing technomagical suits called Warcaster Armor. Additionally, the empire of Khador reserves valuable robot cyberbrains for only their largest war robots, with the role of light armor being filled by soldiers sturdy enough to wear Man O' War suits. There's even a soldier wearing this bulky powered armor ''on horseback''.
** And the horse gets its own powered armor to compensate.
* Rackham's AT-43 features suits of powered armor for nearly every army (including Space Gorillas).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' sings "The Girl is Mine" with Warhammer every Saturday on the subject. It also enjoys playing with the trope to a degree usually not seen. Many units that one might classify as powered armor from their size, like the Triax Ulti-Max and Coalition States Terror Trooper, are in fact very small piloted combat robots instead of worn suits, while some worn suits such as the Glitterboy are simply so powerful as to intrude on combat robot territory. The Lunar Colony's VRDS system takes it UpToEleven by allowing one to wear a combat robot like it was power armor.
** The books even state (at least for the Terror Trooper) that such suits blur the line between Power Armor (Rifts doesn't use the -ed) and [[HumongousMecha Giant Robots]]. The defining characteristic seems to be that Power Armor is one man, while Giant Robots need a crew of 2-5.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' had "Battle Dress" armor, which was pretty much an Iron Man suit for every G.I. in the Imperial forces. Besides its protective function, the powered armor was the only way to handle the recoil and backblast from the awesome FGMP-15.
** FGMP-14. FGMP-15 was the model with the anti-grav recoil module, which meant you *didn't* have to wear Battle Dress to wield it. However, the FGMP-15 costs almost as much as an FGMP-14 and Battle Dress put together.(though the cost of the avionics suite that went into the Battle dress dwarfed the cost of the FGMP - it made economic sense to run a xray lazer or two as point defense )
* While ''{{Battletech}}'' is best known for its 'Mechs, there's also Powered Armor down there, ranging from simple suits worn by special-forces troopers, to one-ton monsters capable of taking down a 'Mech in teams and withstanding their weaponry, to two-ton four-legged machines more piloted than worn, with enough firepower to shame an infantry company.
** The Clan genetics program has culminated in the birth of huge humans to pilot their massive Powered Armor; the Elementals. Even one outside of the likewise-named armor can dismember an armored opponent with their bare hands, and the massive brutes top seven or even eight feet tall. Elemental armor fits above into the 'one-ton monster' variety, a sizable fraction being the pilot itself. Examine for yourself a [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/File:Color-battlearmor.png cutaway diagram of the standard Clan Elemental battle armor]].
** Much like the larger Battlemechs, the powered armour technology is even present in the civilian market throughout the Inner Sphere, with uses ranging from police and rescue work to forklift truck analogues (which was presented as a clear homage to ''Aliens'').
* Given ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'''s attitude towards the RuleOfCool (namely, if the concept exists and is sufficiently awesome, put it in the game), it should come as no surprise that there are many, many examples of this to be found in Creation.
** They're called Warstriders. The Abyssals call them Bonestriders. Which they make [[MemeticMutation IN A CA-]] in the Underworld. [[OverlyLongGag WITH A BOX OF SCR-]] [[{{Squick}} With spare body parts]].
** Warstriders are arguably closer to a MiniMecha. There is also powered armor, from Gunzosha (which can even be worn by mortals, at the cost of a mere half their lifespan) to Celestial Battle Armor (which is as tough as Superheavy Plate armor, far less restrictive, and can usually fly).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} 2020'' introduced an entire subclass of Solo called 'PA Trooper' who's only reason for existence was using various heavily-armed suits of Powered Armor. The supplement 'Maximum Metal' was mostly devoted to their design.
* Although ''{{Mekton}}'' primarily focuses on HumongousMecha, the scaling rules provide two different power levels for powered armor - the smaller Human Scale (which are light powered suits on the ''IronMan'' - ''BubblegumCrisis'' axis) and larger Roadstriker Scale (which are slightly larger and bulkier, on a rough size and mass scale with a large motorcycle to a light truck).
* Pretty much every side in ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'' is a big fan of powered armour. Of course, how dangerous they are is entirely dependent on what they're up against. They're basically invincible to infantry level firepower, requiring specialist anti-armour weapons to scratch, while carrying guns which can kill a normal human/Migou/Deep One with a single shot. On the other hand, up against anything larger, they're the GlassCannon, who tend to get crippled if they get hit at all.
* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' lists this as one possible product of the defensive Prostasia axiom (although you have to use the travel axiom Skafoi to make it fly and the weapons axiom Katastrofi to give it weaponry).
** And the Exelixi axiom for super-strength... a good suit tends to be an expensive investment for a veteran Genius. But oh so worth it.
* Powered Armor characters are common in ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''. One of the most powerful human villains in the official game universe is Doctor Destroyer, who wears a suit of powered armor that lets him take out (spelled "kill") whole teams of superheroes.
* A fair number of powered armor suits survived the Last War in '{{Deadlands}}: Hell on Earth.' The trick isn't so much finding one as getting it to work for more than fifteen minutes in the ScavengerWorld left AfterTheEnd.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Ultra-Tech'' has a slew of them. The most powerful is the [[TechnologyLevels TL12]] "Warsuit" which, just for starters, is armored with layers hyper dense regenerating metal alloy and multiplies an ordinary person's strength 25 times over. There's also the clever "Exo-Field Belt" which is Powered Armor made out of nothing but forcefields.
* ''MutantsAndMasterminds'': while the Device power can be used to represent anything from the hammer Mjolnir to a GreenLanternRing, the battlesuit is one of the coolest uses. (Especially since there are no restrictions on what you can give a battlesuit save the points available, meaning that it's not impossible to build a suit that lets you ''warp time''.)
** To expand, there are two types of device. Those you can remove with a disarm check (weapons) and those you can only remove from someone only when he's unconscious. This include powered armors.
* It is technically possible to do this in TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}} by combining multiple levels of Mobility Upgrade, Strength Upgrade, and Hydraulic Jacks on a suit of milspec or modern Samurai armor, but your GM will not be pleased.
* The D20Modern supplement ''D20 Future'' features Powered Armor in a few different forms. The standard version is a fairly basic version, providing a sealed, protected environment and enabling flight, but not giving the wearer any offensive abilities. Blurring the line with MiniMecha, the Mecha chapter includes rules for Large size Mechs (roughly 9-11 feet tall) that act more like the Marauder suits from ''Literature/StarshipTroopers''; they grant the wearer a sizable Strength bonus (+8 for the smallest, when a normal human's absolute maximum is 18) and serve as mounting brackets for heavy armor, shielding, and weapons too heavy for a normal human to wield (such as .50 caliber chainguns and rocket launchers), with options for sealed environments, flight capability, and other neat doodads.
* ''TabletopGame/FadingSuns'' has some powered armors, but these are rare and it's hard to get your hands one one. The most accessible ones are powered just enough to compensate for their weight (allowing you to wear it with no penalties as long as it has power), better ones outright enhance the wearer's strength.
* In ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'', Bunker wears a suit of advanced, US military-engineered power armor capable of "wielding the firepower of an entire battalion." And going by the [[MoreDakka amount of dakka]] he can lay down once he arms up, that's not hyperbole.
* TabletopGame/TheSingularitySystem features powered armors which allow personal-scale combatants to effectively be treated as vehicles for vehicle-scale combat.
* ''TabletopGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' supplement ''Uncanny X-Men'' boxed set "Adventure Book".
** In Chapter 4 "Time Out" the Mandrill's soldiers wear armor based on [=SHIELD=]'s Mandroid armor.
** Chapter 5 "Nightmare in New Guinea"
*** The {{PC}}s are at an audience with the Mandrill when he decides to capture them. He and his soldiers open fire on them with [[StunGuns neurostunner pistols]] that cause unconsciousness. If that fails to take them down, several soldiers wearing the special armor from Chapter 4 will appear and attack.
*** While the {{PC}}s are escaping from Mandrill's base, one his soldiers wearing a battlesuit attacks them. She uses a [[StunGuns neurostunner]] built into her armor to knock them out.
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* The Golden Armour from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', although it's more of a fantasty variant than most of the science fiction examples on this page. [[spoiler: It has the power to incinerate Antidermis, including all the [[WetwareCPU Kraata]] inside Rahkshi, and permanently transfers the Kraata's powers to the user]]. The Toa Nuva's AdaptiveArmor also develops different characteristics to enhance the wearer's performance depending on the environment.
** There's also the Exo-Toa which, as the name suggests, are an exo-skeleton armour for a Toa. If needs be they can function independently making them robots as well as Power Armour.
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* [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief's]] MJOLNIR armor is one of the most well-known video game examples. A fusion-powered, [[DeflectorShield energy-shielded]] suit of death that makes the operator so powerful that he can ''[[SuperStrength flip tanks over]]'' with little effort. It is literally ''too much'' for a normal human to take, which is why only SPARTAN II soldiers, who are biologically and cybernetically enhanced to post-human levels, can don the suits.
** ''Halo'' also has the Arbiter, who wears power armor that's functionally the same as Master Chief's, but with a cloaking device and the added bonus of being a legendary religious artifact. Minus the artifact status, every other Elite in the series wears armor pretty much identical to it; ironically, the Arbiter suit is an antiquated relic in comparison to the more modern Covenant standard-issue suits.
** In addition to the SPARTAN-II's Mjolnir Mrk. IV-VI armor suits, ''Halo'' features SPI (Semi-Powered Infiltration) armor worn by SPARTAN-III's and arguably the Cyclops Exoskeleton (though that's designed more for repair and heavy utility work than combat).
** The manual for ''Halo: Reach'' implies that combat Scarabs are not so much vehicles piloted by a Lekgolo worm colony (as fans previously assumed) as a huge Lekgolo worm colony in a similarly massive suit of Powered Armor. For some idea of the scale here, the combat Scarab is adapted from a form of fully-mechanical mobile mining platform. They also normally carry a complement of more normally-sized infantry to protect against boarding attempts and man mounted guns.
** The ''HaloLegends'' short ''Prototype'' shows us another one: the [[MiniMecha HRUNTING/YGGDRASIL]] [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/HRUNTING/YGGDRASIL_Mark_I_Prototype_Armor_Defense_System Mark I Prototype Armor]] Defense System, a weapon so powerful that it made a normal soldier amount to [[GameBreaker an entire battalion]]. Before it could be mass-produced, however, the UNSC ordered its destruction to [[GenreSavvy prevent it from falling into enemy hands]], as the research station was being overrun; the guy assigned to do it took out a couple hundred Covenant soldiers, as well as a few fliers and tanks ''before'' he activated the self-destruct, which in itself resulted in a nuclear explosion ''visible from orbit''.
** Forerunners wore suits of armor [[TwentyFourHourArmor for their entire lives]], which, among other things, gave them virtual immortality, their own personal AI (or Ancilla), and took away the need to sleep. Warriors wore a varient known as "Combat Skin": in Combat Evolved, 343 Guilty Spark claims that Chief's MJOLNIR would rate Class 2 on the Combat Skin power-scale, and recommended he switch to [[UpToEleven Class 12 or higher]]. Just how outclassed the MJOLNIR armor is in comparison to a Forerunner Combat Skin is clearly demonstrated in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'', where the Didact handily throttles the Master Chief - repeatedly.
* ''{{Metroid}}'''s Samus Aran is the other quintessential example.
** ...And the [[TheFederation Galactic Federation]] [[SpaceMarine Marines]] probably got the idea from her.
** Samus's suit itself is essentially a modified (for humans[[note]]Technically Samus was modified a bit herself by the Chozo so she could survive on their planet but she's still a very different shape to a "normal" Chozo warrior.[[/note]]) version of a Chozo warrior's armour. Of course, being a race of ActualPacifist aliens, Samus is the only Chozo (by adoption, of course) to take up the mantle for hundreds of years.
* ''{{VideoGame/Tribes}}'' has everyone wearing a suit of Powered Armor, complete with JetPack. They come in three sizes: [[FragileSpeedster light/scout]], [[TheMario medium/assault]], and [[MightyGlacier heavy/juggernaut]]. They can be further customized with a variety of packs that draw from the armor's energy supply (or in the case of the energy pack, give increased recharge rate), such as a shield pack, repair pack, cloaking pack, or sensor jammer pack.
* {{Planetside}} has the MAX (Mechanized Assault eXoskeleton) suits. They're extremely powerful and well armored, but slow (until you activate the sprint mechanism, disabling your weaponry), turn slowly, and they can only carry one weapon.
* ''{{Turrican}}''[='s=] protagonist wears the eponymous suit, which has plenty of weapons and a spiky ball mode not too much unlike [[{{Metroid}} Samus Aran's]].
* ''[[Videogame/{{Half-Life 1}} Half-Life]]'''s Gordon Freeman has his HEV suit, which features "high impact electro-reactive armor" (read: goes rigid when hit), and gets an actuator upgrade (read: powered sprint function) in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}''. It was [[AllThereInTheManual originally designed for combat situations, but the expense of the suit made it unfeasible to implement]], so it was instead adapted for handling things in [[TitleDrop hazardous environments]]. When it's called on for a combat role, however, it's still a suit of reactive armor.
** ''Opposing Force'' reveals that while the US Military didn't adopt the suit itself, they adapted the reactive armor aspect, in the form of the Powered Combat Vest.
* ''StarCraft'' has several types, most of them Terran. The only reason the Terran infantry stands a chance against the Zerg is that they're in that armor that makes a regular human about as strong as a Hydralisk (and just as large); the guns also help, letting them draw first blood against Zerglings. Protoss Zealots get powered armor as well, but theirs is more geared around [[SomeKindOfForceField a plasma shield]] and [[HollywoodCyborg cybernetics]] than actual armor. It makes the Zealots capable of killing 3 or 4 enemies each when properly used.
** In the sequel, you get to see it up close. Marine CMC suits aside, [[KillItWithFire Firebat]] and [[StuffBlowingUp Marauder]] armor systems are frikkin' huge, more like MiniMecha than anything else; almost the size of a tank.
*** In fact, the Marine suit straddles the line with MiniMecha as the Marine's hand is actually inside the suit's forearm while the suit's hand is fully mechanical.
** We also get to see how a Marine gets suited up: the armor is [[TechnologyPorn built around him]] by multiple mechanical arms, in a scene that's [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything uncanny in its resemblance]] to the one in Film/IronMan.
* ''{{Section 8}}'' has players using Powered Armor - which allows them to 'burn in', that is, [[ItsRainingMen rain themselves]] from 15000 feet in the air to the ground. In ten seconds. Among other things.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. Although in the original the Cyborg Ninja was a cyborg instead of a guy in a Powered Armor, in the sequel it is this way.
** And how does ex-president George Sears [[spoiler:AKA Solidus Snake]] stay limber despite [[spoiler:premature]] aging? Power Armor.
** His Arsenal Tengu goons wore something similar, just without the tentacles and with a gas mask.
** The Beauty and the Beast unit in number 4 counts, too as well as the form fitting suits worn by the Frogs that allow them to leap over 2 meter walls in a single bound.
** One brief rail shooter scene in [=MGS4=]'s South America features actual powered armor [[{{Mook}} mooks]]. They don't show up anywhere else.
** Snake himself uses powered armor in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'': his [=OctoCamo=] suit augments his prematurely aged muscles, allowing him to operated as if he were a man of a much younger age. Without it, he finds it difficult to even stand.
** In ''Revengeance'', Raiden's original combat augmentations were externalized in a bodysuit (a la Gray Fox) while he used a more humanlike body to facilitate bodyguard duty.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'' has power armor, and its sequel ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' has an advanced model powered by a portable fusion generator.
** The third installment, despite Bethesda's tendency to feature unrealistic armor , has a tuned down Powered Armor, even though they're still following the original design.
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' sees the return of truly effective power armor, with the dispensing of damage resistance (multiplicative) and implementation of damage thresholds (additive). As well as the return of the above advanced model suit (now known as [[TheRemnant Remnant]] Armor).
* ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Shadow of Chernobyl'' has a full Exoskeleton armor near the end of the game.
** Or a couple hours in, with the most recent release in the franchise.
* ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' had SteamPunk Powered Armor. The best powered armor in the game is being worn by [[ShoutOut a character who was sent out]] from his desert-located HiddenElfVillage to locate a [[MacGuffin water crystal]] and who is now being refused permission to rejoin the community because he's changed too much. The dev team is definitely referencing their [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} previous works]].
** One must question what the powered armor-user ''thought'' would happen when he decided to become a technologist (as using steampunk powered armor heavily implies he's become) considering that the universe operates on MagicVersusScience logic and the HiddenElfVillage is a community of ''master mages''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Killzone 2}}'' give us the Heavy Assault troops (Abbreviated to just "Heavies" in the second game) who wear big bulky Faceless suits of powered armour, often carry some of the heavy hitting weaponry, and soak up tonnes of punishment before finally dying (especially in the second game).
* ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'''s Guntz is a Steam-Powered Armor-dillo.
** Ditto Ratchet from ''VideoGame/ShiningForceIII''.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars J'' and ''W'' are unique for the series, in that they also feature series' that use Powered Armor as well as HumongousMecha, namely ''Anime/DetonatorOrgun'' and the abovementioned ''Anime/TekkamanBlade''.
** But before that, a couple of little-known games called ''Hero Senki'' and ''Super Hero Sakusen'' combined ''{{Tokusatsu}}'' heroes like ''Franchise/KamenRider'' and ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' with ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]'' pilots wearing Powered Armor versions of their Mobile Suits, though in Super Hero Sakusen it was implied that the Gundams and original mechs were full-size. Don't think about it too hard.
** ''Hero Senki'' also featured the first appearance of one of Banpresto's most wide-ranging original mecha, the Gespenst, in Powered Armor form. It later got upgraded to a HumongousMecha in ''Super Robot Wars 4''.
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' has the '''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit]]''', which not only mutates Jim to a strangely large size, but allows him to wage war against various intergalactic nasties. While it's made to be Powered Armor, with a foot-long mutant earthworm sitting in the collar it [[MobileSuitHuman borders on mecha territory]].
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has this, to an extent. Regular armor is still powered, but it can be upgraded with a more powerful exoskeleton that increases melee damage. (Especially noticable if they already had something that boosts melee attacks, like the assault training talent.)
** VideoGame/MassEffect3 has the multiplayer N7 Destroyer, who wears a "T5-V Battlesuit". This includes a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher, a ShockwaveStomp and a "Devastator Mode" that increases fire rate and weapon damage at the cost of turning you into a MightyGlacier. The turian DLC characters wear armor similar to Garrus - except with a JetPack function.
** The Inferno and Collector armor suits, the former re-used in multiplayer as the N7 Paladin, are built to give the wearer some of the traditional benefits of power armor. In the Inferno armor's case, you can actually see motors on the elbows and knees.
* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' pretty much centers on the deployment, uses and functionality of a semi-realistic, 2020's PowerArmor suit. This "Nano-muscle suit" or Nanosuit is designed like a materials scientist's wet dream, with a reactive fabric that can, in turn, make the user [[NighInvulnerability bulletproof]], [[SuperSpeed super-fast]] with enhanced reflexes and dexterity, [[SuperStrength super-strong]] (and by that we mean "[[PersonOfMassDestruction bring-a-whole-house-down-with-nothing-but-your-fists]]" strong), or [[InvisibilityCloak invisible]]. It also includes a large suite of sensors, scanners, emitters and recording equipment, and a medical system that can bring the user back from the brink of death in a few seconds. It's as close to being Superman as one is likely to get in this century. The only problem is, just like today, the power source. Exertion of any of the four suit functions drains power very quickly (especially the cloak, which increases power drain with movement speed). The capacitor banks recharge quickly, but there are significant intervals of vulnerability, especially outside of Armor mode.
** US Army Intelligence also seems to thinks that the larger alien machines, the flying Scouts and [[HumongousMecha gigantic]] [[SpiderTank Hunters]], are actually a sort of powered "exosuit" for the rather feeble, jellyfish-like Aliens. In ''Crysis 2'' this is made clearer, as the main enemies are mollusk-like alien organisms granted rigidity and ''legs'' via an advanced robot exoskeleton.
** The Nanosuit 2 in the sequel takes this trope and kicks it into orbit. The suit is more of a ''symbiote'' that can fully integrate with the user on a ''molecular'' level, growing its nanofabric into wounds and replacing vital functions, essentially keeping a ''corpse'' not only alive, but in combat capacity far beyond that of a normal soldier. It also features an advanced AI that can link up with your brain [[spoiler: and [[BrainUploading save a copy of your personality]] if you actually kick the bucket]]. All of the previous functionality is ported over and improved as well.
* The best (and most expensive) form of armor tech in any turn-based ''{{X-COM}}'' game is generally this. Flying Armor, Magnetic Ion Armor, X-COM Armor (sic) all apply. The first two even give you unlimited flying, allowing for much more freedom in moving around the battlefield. Sadly, these suits do nothing against any of the game's DemonicSpiders.
** Except for Chryssalids, which can't attack you if you're on air. Advisable not to hover too near them in any case.
** X-COM Armor in ''Apocalypse'' is not in fact powered, but simply extremely light. Marsec Armor on the other hand...
*** Note that this the opposite of how powered armor worked in the first game: The Power Suit (the penultimate armor in the first game) consists of thick armor plating and a power source that just restores normal mobility and strength to the user. With nothing but heavy armor plates and a sealed environment, this is just about as basic as powered armor gets. The Flying Suit is the same design with flight capacity.
** SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/UFOAfterBlank'' has two varieties of powered armor in the first game. Human powered armor is the standard version of this trope, but since it was in prototyping before the alien invasion, it has several drawbacks, most notably the fact that the user ''cannot run''. However, carrying capacity is vastly increased, and the powered armor is the only way to use [[{{BFG}} deployable]] [[MoreDakka weapon turrets]]. On the other side of the equation is the Reticulan bio-armor, which doesn't enhance statistics, but actually acts as a symbiotic armor layer (some of which can project a personal shield) powered by, well, whatever a symbiotic armor layer eats.
** 2012's ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' features powered Titan and Archangel armor, the former being the heaviest armor in the game and the latter being jet-pack-equipped flying armor.
*** The 2013 ''Enemy Within'' expansion adds giant MEC armor, which turns its users into walking tanks with built in flamethrowers, power fists and grenade launchers; on the downside, it can only be used by special cyborg troopers who must have all four limbs amputated before they can use the armor.
*** In ''XCOM: Enemy Within'' there is an enemy unit called a Mechtoid, which is a Sectoid (one of TheGreys) in a large mechanized suit.
* Man-Bot in the ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' series wears a powered exoskeleton that feeds off his energy generation power and bleeds off excesses. He can't take the armour off [[BlessedWithSuck or his power starts killing people]].
** Positron in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has much the same deal, until recently his armour was the only thing stopping him from [[PersonOfMassDestruction going boom]].
* A functional suit of {{Magitek}} power armor (complete with ArmCannon) is an easter egg in the ''BaldursGate'' series. As a decoded note in Baldur's Gate says "ALWAYS keep the pantaloons!".
* In ''VideoGame/AloneInTheDark3'' (which takes place in the Wild West) the final boss fights you wearing a 19th century power armor suit (which even has an ArmCannon).
* ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'':
** The Riot Guards in ''VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay'' fall somewhere between Powered Armor and MiniMecha, being soldiers wearing robotic suits similar to a compact version of the ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' Power Loader example.
** In ''VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena'', an enemy roughly analogous to Riot Guards return in the form of Athena Mechs. However, [[spoiler:Revas dons a suit that plays this trope completely straight for the final boss fight.]]
* R.E.V.6.s from ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'' Though it's actually more along the lines of a MiniMecha in design. The sequels allow the player to hijack powered armor and wreak havoc on the enemy.
** A more traditional example of Powered Armor is the suits worn by the [[EnemySummoner Phase Casters]] and [[BossInMookClothing Phase Commanders]] in ''F.E.A.R. 3''. When you defeat them, they [[DefeatEqualsExplosion self-destruct]] in an attempt to [[TakingYouWithMe take down the player]].
* In ''VideoGame/KeithCourageInAlphaZones'', the Nova Suit is depicted as this in the manual's comic, however, in the original ''Mashin Eiyuden Wataru'' anime, it was a HumongousMecha.
* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' universe features several examples of powered armor:
** Most of the units from Tiberian Sun and Tiberium Wars, particularly the GDI Commando and Zone Trooper units from Tiberium Wars.
*** The Wolverine ''looks'' more like a MiniMecha (and does have an entry in that trope page) and is built from the vehicle factory, but is described as powered assault armor in both of the two games it shows up in. It also uses infantry voice clips in ''Tiberian Sun''.
** Soviet Tesla Troopers from Red Alert 2 and [[RedAlert3 3]].
*** With the most recent expansion pack in the series, [[AnIcePerson Cryo Legionnaires]] as well. Their suits are noted as making tesla troopers' look downright primitive, and give them vastly increased speed and the ability to walk on water in addition to the usual protection.
*** There is also Desolators, whose suit doubles as life support for their unlucky pilots.
* These show up as the top armour in ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland}}''; only five suits are available late in the game (for a party that can max at seven), until you reach TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon.
* According to what is AllThereInTheManual, the Alto Angelo enemies from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'' are what happens when demon-ascended members of the Order of the Sword use the Bianco Angelo AnimatedArmor suits as Powered Armor, although this does not fully explain the different capabilities of the former. Then again, [[AWizardDidIt demons and magic]].
* ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'': One of [[RobotGirl Mei-Fang's]] supers has her pulling out a Powered Armor from... [[HyperspaceArsenal somewhere]] and shoulder-tackling her opponent while wearing it. If Mei-Fang has enough for a second super attack, she could then follow it up with a blast from its shoulder canon.
* Rush [[TransformingMecha turns into]] several variants in the ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series. In ''VideoGame/MegaMan6'', One confers a PowerFist, while the other flies. In ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'', the Super Mega Man form splits the difference, granting a RocketPunch and short jet boosts. Treble can also do this for Bass, though his is primarily a flight mode.
** It's debatable whether ''VideoGame/MegaManX's'' various armors are powered, though the Ultimate Armor from ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'' almost certainly is.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'': The [[ArtifactOfDoom Biometals]]? The Biometal envelops the [[ChosenOne Chosen Ones]] with a Powered-Armor based on the previous character the Model was based on. Of course, this is a topic of contention among several fans.
* Depending if you consider it powered or not, ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}'''s Big Daddies wear armored diving suits. The game does state that they require certain circuit boards (R-34s) to run properly, that and the drill needs fuel, as well as the helmet lights. Obviously the power has to come from somewhere, and it certainly doesn't come from the guy inside. Considering the Lightning Plasmid aslong as the big daddy is supplied with eve this troper see no issues with him being able to power his own suit.
* In ''StarWars: [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Outcast]]'' Galak Fyyar wears a huge battle suit with lightsaber-resisting cortosis, shield generator and other toys. There's also the Shadowtroopers, dark Jedi also clad in lightsaber-resistant armor. Not that this poses a problem for [[MemeticBadass Kyle Katarn]].
** ''Jedi Academy'' adds Hazard Troopers, who are typically armed with one of the game's two {{BFG}}s, armored enough to take multiple lightsaber strikes, and can [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom smack the player away]] if they get too close.
** Well, they didn't so much add them as bring them from the first game, ''Dark Forces'', where the main mission of the game is to destroy the factory making the armor for droid Dark Troopers, but the final stage is power armor for the General in charge.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' this is pretty much the entire idea behind the Technology origin, and the Arachnos Wolfspider Archetype has powers based around giant suits of armor.
** Some enemies start building up robotic armor as well, especially the Longbow and Arachnos soldiers (though the former eventually drop the armor and get superpowers instead.)
* In ''[[VideoGame/StarTrekEliteForce Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force]]'', all members of the hazard team wear highly advanced armor with shielding and regenerative capabilities, as well as lots of fancy electronics. When you pause the game, you can see a diagram of the armor that they use.
* ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'':
** Human marines (which are not shown in-game, but appear in a splash/loading screen) are supposed to use this. Though in the actual game they're just used for boarding actions, instead of ground combat they use OrbitalBombardment.
*** However, one of the spin-offs in beta, ''Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders'' is all about ground combat and the human and Tarka infantry appear to be wearing armor at the very least.
** The Suul'ka are [[spoiler:Liir Elders who wear PoweredArmor that allows them to live in space.]] The armor is a very crucial part of the backstory [[spoiler:since the main reason the Liir are so advanced is because the Suul'ka psychically enslaved the younger Liir to jumpstart an industrial revolution solely to build those spacesuits.]]
* One of the ground troop technologies available in the ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'' series.
* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter 2'' had the Emergency Defense Squad from the Bio Lab Escape level who can only be killed by explosions. Chance and Rhoemer (in a flashback in part 3) both wore NighInvulnerable high-impact kevlar armor. Ditto for Anton Girdeux in the first game.
* ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'' has a notable example in that although the powered armor is the best armor, it - surprise! [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Requires power]] and will prove no protection when the power runs out, until it's recharged again. And in the later levels of the game, you can go a ''very'' long time without finding a recharge station...
* ''The Sacred Armour of Antiriad'' (from the old UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum game of the same name). Naturally, it is an Anti-Rad suit with a "gravity displacer" and a "pulsar beam" launcher.
* HACS (Heavy Armour Combat Suits) that the terrorists use in ''RazingStorm'' generally serve to be the game's {{Giant Mook}}s.
* The protagonist, Marines and heavy Skaarj of ''VideoGame/UnrealIITheAwakening'' are wearing various forms of power armor.
* [[HilariousInHindsight Amusingly,]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', there is a PaletteSwap of the Guard Armor, called exactly... you guessed it... ''Powered Armor!''
* The Power Suit in ''VideoGame/PowerBlade'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The sequel has several specialized power armors such as the Newt Suit and Rocket Suit.
* The NES game ''VideoGame/{{Shatterhand}}'' also has a power armor powerup.
* The RagnarokOnline 3rd job Mechanic can get a set of powered armor.
* The Silencers from ''VideoGame/{{Crusader}}'' have a kind of powered armor as their uniform. The armor itself doesn't (apparently) increase strength or speed, but it can mount a dizzying array of technological devices, including wide-spectrum vision, targeting sensors, personal shielding (against weaponry and hard radiation), and also apparently comes with a ''[[HyperspaceArsenal backpack]] [[DungeonsAndDragons of holding]]'' standard. Oh, and it's apparently made of [[ElementsDoNotWorkThatWay polonium, which (among other things) is ridiculously radioactive]].
* In the ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' games, ''everyone'' wears a form of powered exoskeleton called [=RiG=] ([[FunWithAcronyms Resource Integration Gear]]) that serves to monitor health and personal resources, and manages communications and interfacing with other machines and computer systems. On top of the standard [=RiGs=], the games' protagonists usually wear an enclosed suit of armor, complete with CollapsibleHelmet. These suits have specific profession-based designs (Soldier, Engineer, Archaeologist, Miner, etc), but regardless of the individual model, they are ''[[CrazyPrepared all]]'' vacuum-enabled with an oxygen supply, zero-gravity boots and thrusters and have incorporated armor & weapons management systems. So even a lowly systems engineer has a chance in the [[TemptingFate unlikely event]] of a [[RecycledINSPACE Space]] ZombieApocalypse.
* Relatively late in ''VideoGame/SilentStorm'', you gain access to Panzerkleins, developed by [[NebulousEvilOrganisation THO]] scientist. They're as ridiculous as they sound, and if you want to finish the game, you'll need all of them you can get. Panzerkleins make your soldiers immune to anything but armor-piercing rounds, heavy explosives, and energy weapons. The armor itself is very difficult to destroy. It's much easier to kill the pilot and take it for yourself. The BigBad even has a flying variant.
* Prominently featured in ''{{Conduit 2}}''. Players can also customize their armor loadouts for different attribute buffs.
* In ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 4'' there are suits that allow the mooks within to remain mobile whìle firing [[GatlingGood rotary guns.]]
* ''VideoGame/TimeShift'' had a pretty nice suit, a bit like [[Franchise/{{Halo}} The Master Chief's]], except you didn't need to be superhuman to use it, but still made you stronger, faster, provided shields, in addition to providing the power to [[BulletTime slowdown time]], [[TimeStandsStill stop time]] and reverse it (like 10 seconds).
* Featured prominently in ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}'', which basically allows the user to go CrazyAwesome. Comes with a shapeshifting gun!
* The Demonica in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' is designed to withstand the environment of the [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Schwartzwelt]]. Its AdaptiveArmor abilities allow it to increase the wearer's performance to superhuman levels, its [=HUD=] can be enhanced with exploration and combat feeds, and early on acquires the Demon Summoning Program, allowing the user to control creatures of eldritch power. The only catch is that there are no on-board weapons - you have to carry an issued gun and knife. There's nothing stopping you from later upgrading those too, though.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has several versions which straddle the line between this and MiniMecha, such as Goblin Shredder and Gnome Pounder. In addition, the Gan'arg demons and some creations of the Scourge employ powered exoskeletons though they're more of a HollywoodCyborg and FrankensteinsMonster respectively.
** ''WarcraftExpandedUniverse'' has a character class named "Steam Warrior", which specializes in operating similar suits of SteamPunk or Magitek armor.
* The idea of powered-armor-wearing shooter heroes is directly ridiculed in ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever''. Duke is offered some oddly [[Franchise/{{Halo}} familiar]] power armor but turns it down on the grounds that "power armor is for pussies". In fairness, since Duke can kick an alien's head off, rip open metal doors with his bare hands and survive weapon damage using the power of his ego, he hardly needs it.
* Arguably, almost all armour in every RPG where characters receive bonuses other than protection (such as increase to attributes such as strength and agility)from their equipment is this. Naturally, this depends on whether items are actually enhanced or enchanted to provide benefits or it's a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation and the bonus provided is purely mechanical.
* ''[[{{Aleste}} Aleste Gaiden]]'' puts protagonist Ray Waizen in a suit of high-speed combat armor which can jump 30 meters InASingleBound and comes equipped with twin gravitational-energy swords.
* A number of armors in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' are described as powered in FlavorText.
* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' Bounty Hunters and Troopers utilize power armor to protect themselves, and also allows them to become a mobile artillery. Sith Juggernauts and Jedi Guardians also make use of such an armor, but since they are close combat specialists, it's more for their protection than anything else.
* ''VideoGame/{{ESWAT}}'' has the I.C.E. suit, worn by police officers who graduate to the E.S.W.A.T. level.
* The various ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' games often feature Battle Armor, usually as annoying CannonFodder for your HumongousMecha's weaponry. ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'' allows the players to use the Elemental or Longinus power armor, which can carry a pair of weapons ([[LightningGun Particle projector cannon]], [[FireBreathingWeapon flamethrower]], [[MoreDakka autocannon]], etc), a twin-shot rocket launcher, and a copious amount of sticky explosives. In addition to their guns, Battlearmor are ''extremely'' mobile - while they walk slowly, they have powerful [[{{Jetpack}} jump jets]] allowing them to jump across the battlefield, or dodge fire by jumping out of enemy crosshairs. Their main form of combat is to get under the legs of enemy [=BattleMechs=] and start [[KneeCapping carving off its legs]], or to [[PersonalSpaceInvader jump onto its head]] and start [[SnipingTheCockpit peeling away the cockpit]]. Battlearmor suits also come with a AutoDoc to repair suit breaches and [[RegeneratingHealth heal the user]], to make up for battlearmor [[GlassCannon typically dying in one shot]] to anything but machineguns or grazing laser hits.
* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' The Boss pilots a suit of armor with all of their superpowers and a repulsor cannon during the final mission.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' features the Expansion Suit, which was created by Dr. Xerosic as a means to utilize the ultimate criminal, complete with the ability to [[Main/ShapeshifterBaggage transform the person into various sizes]], superhuman strength, and even the capability to steal Poke Balls, all the while doing so while [[Main/{{Brainwashed}} the subject is in a comatose state]]. [[spoiler: [[UnwittingPawn Emma]]]] is the subject who wears it, and after the Trainer and Looker thwart his plan, he deems the suit a success and [[Main/IRegretNothing willingly gets arrested]], but not before leaving the suit to [[spoiler: Emma's]] possession to use for the sake of good.
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* The A.N.T from ''MechagicalGirlLisaANT'', when used by a human (it was intended as a HumongousMecha for alien ants).
* Ysengrin from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. His wooden arms aren't ArtificialLimbs, but part of [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=671 magically-powered shapeshifting armor.]] Made of wood. Surrounding a pathetically wizened and balding wolf.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060515 This suit]], while not armored, certainly does all the other things that power armor is supposed to do.
* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', Tagon's Toughs (and some other military/mercenary groups) all wear [[LatexSpacesuit powered]] ''[[LatexSpacesuit clothing]]'', which can deflect small arms fire, increase strength, offer emergency life support, and fly. And ''that's'' just their knocking-around uniform; their big hard-shelled field combat armors improve on all those abilities multiple times over and add huge shoulder-mounted cannons to boot. (Though that's the latest stage in a [[ZigZaggedTrope zigzag process]]; the low-profile suits were a strict upgrade from the ''original'' bulky hardshelled suits.)
* Tessa and the rest of her squad of {{super soldier}}s in {{SSDD}} are field-testing experimental powered armor that is controlled using NanoMachine implants as of the current arc (which is backstory), she has been seen using the armor in other story arcs that take place later (from her perspective).
* [[{{Nodwick}} Piffany]] gets a suit at one point, as an ''Aliens'' ShoutOut.
* [[NeverMessWithGranny Abigail Primrose]] in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' owns a suit of BubblegumCrisis-styled Powered Armor capable of flying into space. It was given to her by [[OurDragonsAreDifferent space dragons.]]
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' the 4U City military initially seemed to be using [[GiantRobot Giant Robots]], but these were later revealed as being this trope.
* In TalesOfTheQuestor, the newest member of Quentyn's party is a knightless squire with a sort-of-borrowed, sort-of-stolen suit of armor. Magical, self-propelled armor.
* The squirrels at ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' built a set of suits (along with a MiniMecha for 4mb3r) after the giant bug incident.
* CogaSuro: Steve's second Super Suit [and possibly the third] works like this; in the sequel, Zero-Saviour wears a RobotGirl that turns into a Franchise/KamenRider-esque suit of PowerArmour.
* The Bulls from ''MyLifeatWar'' wear bulky, primitive power armor. They even have power cables to power them.
* ''Webcomic/TheEnd'' features Fiah Guardian armor, which is apparently powerful enough to contend with armed spacecraft.
* In ''BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000901c Dr. Wily suits up to face Megaman.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Pulse}}'', SuperheroSchool students Annie "Pulse" Chang and Tabitha "Bolt" Greene use their natural electrical charge to power InstantArmor with DeflectorShields that allow them to fly and make them car-lifting strong for up to an hour.
* ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' has Mecha Maid, who in her civilian identity, is wheelchair bound.
* Slick in ''Webcomic/{{Waterworks}}'' wears a diving suit which also happens to have an assortment of special equipment, such as the ability to [[PortalPool teleport from one pool to another]], {{Hammerspace}}, or being able to see in various bands of the electromagnetic spectrum.
* [[http://bythebook.smackjeeves.com/comics/1238668/pg11/ By The Book]] has "steam knights", who wear steam-powered armor. Unfortunately, it's [[http://bythebook.smackjeeves.com/comics/1241635/pg12/ very heavy]].
* ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'': The Heliorians from U19 use them to compensate their lack of ki abilities, and they are INCREDIBLY effective.
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* Many characters from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' wear Powered Armor. Arrowstar, Scarab, Detroit Steel, Doctor Tomorrowland, Talos, Cyclone, Lawgiver, Liberty Belle, Piping Shrike, Ironclad, T-72, Rainbow Knight, Industry, Iron Mask, Steel Tortoise, Dragonfly, Horus, Solar Centurion, Chevalier, Haephestus, The Templar, To, Tetsuronin, Resolute, Ogun, Myrmidon, the Iron Amir, and Lancelot, just to name a few.
** The Iron Legion is an entire team of villainous Powered Armor wearers.
* The GIACA from WelcometoOmega is a good example, but it's not strictly speaking power armor. It's a lot like the Venom symbiote, built into the wearer's genome and its protection based off their reaction time.
* The armor worn by the Dimensional Guardians in the web fiction serial ''Literature/DimensionHeroes''.
* Building your own suit of power armor is apparently a pretty common ambition of gadgeteer and devisor students at [[WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy]]. (In a bit of a subversion, the blind devisor Jericho is working on a life-''saving'' powered armor super-suit for [=EMTs=] and medics to wear on battlefields and in similarly dangerous spots like your basic superpowered hero-vs.-villain slugfest.)
** Loophole has designed and built a suit of 'Iron Man' style power armor with flight, weaponry, and spacesuit capabilities. She's about fifteen. Dynamaxx has a similar power armor suit, but he may have bought some of the components.
** In "Ayla and the Birthday Brawl" a squadron of mercenary killers, half of them in power armor, attack Ayla's friends. Since these are friends from [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]], this turns out to be a serious mistake.
* Nick Klein inherited his grandfather's Powered Armor and his superhero identity, The Rocket, in Jim Zoetewey's ''LegionOfNothing''.
* Lampshaded in the blog-novel ''FlyoverCity!'' – crime fighting archer Sureshot is something of a joke until he dons his 90s-style cyber armor… transforming him into an even ''bigger'' joke.
* TheOnion mentioned it in passing on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxJLUZWPEb8 video]] about the axed [[TankGoodness Dragon Tank]].
-->"Or the Cyberarmor so after one of our troops is shot his body will keep firing guns while rock music plays".
* Powered armor does appear in ''DarwinsSoldiers'' but they are intended mostly for carrying heavy cargo.
* Any {{Machinima}} filmed using ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' will naturally require the presence of this trope. How much it's emphasized or played with as a part of the plot may vary.
** ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' adds specialization modules that give individual Freelancers different abilities. These can range from invisibility, to super healing, to creating a StableTimeLoop.
* Soldiers in the RegistryOfTime universe wear suits of armor that increase strength, stamina, speed, and have built-in targeting systems.
* Iron Man, War Machine, Iron Clad, Iron Cross, Captain Marvel and many others use these in MarvelsRPG.
* Dragon from ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is famous for arriving at every battle in a brand-new powered-armor.
** Defiant, as Dragon's partner, gets to wear some of her creations too.
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* One of the most persistent complaints about the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand'' TV series was the decision to give most of the [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]] garish suits of battle armor that they wore over their existing costumes. Given the emphasis on the show's toyline, this was almost certainly an attempt at making the heroes more "[[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]]".
* As in the comic book continuity, SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor occasionally donned a Kryptonite-powered battlesuit in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' franchise. Possibly as a friendly ShoutOut to ComicBook/IronMan, it was originally intended to slow the effects of a terminal heart condition (ironically the result of constantly carrying around a piece of Kryptonite).
** Also ironically, it packed Kryptonite rays up the wazoo, making it quite appropriate for battling {{Superman}}.
* Granny May from ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' has one. In addition, one episode involved the EvilGenius Dr. Two-Brains building one.
* The Earth Corps scientists from ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'' wore Powered Armor designed for subterranean exploration.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' loved this trope:
** Xanatos had several versions: His standard suit which resembled a crimson gargoyle, the bulky iron gargoyle suit that he used to fight Oberon, and a sort of skeletized armor that basically consisted only of a chestplate, powered gauntlets, and a rocket pack.
** Dingo from The Pack in the same series opted for Powered Armor rather than cybernetic upgrades or genetic manipulation like his fellow Pack members.
** The three modern Hunters are also briefly seen using their own variety of Powered Armour.
** Demona had powered armor in the first act of "The Reckoning".
** Subverted in "Leader of the Pack": Coyote appears to be Xanatos in yet another suit of powered armor, but it turned out to be [[spoiler:[[RobotMe a robot.]]]]
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has a few varieties. The simplest are the exo-suits worn by Spike and Daniel in ''[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]]''--these are modified space suits that confer protection and limited transformation ability. Headmasters and Targetmasters in the American continuity are more advanced forms, which grant improved protection and firepower as well as full transformation abilities, effectively making them one with their partners. In addition, the Autobot Pretenders in ''[[TransformersSuperGodMasterforce Masterforce]]'' can summon powered armour as an intermediate form between their Human and Transformers forms.
** The Apex Armor from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' functions as this for Cybertronians granting invulnerability and enhanced strength. Miko later discovers that the armor works for humans as well.
* The suit from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' originally served as an aid to keep the older Bruce Wayne in decent fighting condition, before his heart gave out. The suit was certainly sleeker then most Powered Armors, protective yet still retained a certain fabric-like dexterity. Bruce later showed a more "ComicBook/IronMan"-like suit he had designed years earlier, which was more powerful and had heavier armor, but also put a lot of strain on the wearer. Of course Bruce later [[ChekhovsGun got to wear the suit to help Terry in a jam.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', everyone's favorite vigilante dons a power suit similar to the larger one from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' in order to tangle with Bane. It allows him to survive, but that's about it. He later dons a different suit to battle a {{Mind Control}}led Superman, although it doesn't help much aside from providing a distraction.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** One of the episodes of the first season had Kim Possible obtaining a power armor that got powered up by the user's stress level. Ironically, despite all the good things that came with the armor, Kim defeated Shego much easier without the armor...
** She later gets a battle suit. Among its features are: defensive shields, self-repair, the ability to capture and redirect energy beams and a physical boost sufficient to let her clumsy boyfriend become a star quarterback.
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' has the "Exo Frames", usually called "E-Frames", which are somewhere straddling the line between Powered Armor and MiniMecha, in addition to the occasional GiantMecha (one of the Terran examples even has a hangar bay for launching [[MiniMook E-Frames]]) and the lighter Powered Armor worn by the [[SpaceMarines Jump Troopers]].
* The Monarch and his Deaths-Head Panoply from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Subverted in that it isn't actually powered. Its just a solid, unmoving suit that fires missiles and rockets about. He can't even move his arms. However this is due to design flaws that haven't been worked out yet.
** In season five, Hank appropriates the "strength suit" of the former Countess of SPHINX, and it really does live up to the awesome potential of this trope. It's also pure fanservice in the [[BreastPlate "improbably molded metal"]] tradition, but it looks like Hank is hanging on to it regardless.
* In "Gangland", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Silvermane shows off his powered armor, which inexplicably doesn't cover his face. It's the kind of powered armor that hums and whirs with every movement, and the noise tips Spidey off about how to defeat him.
** That armor is a tribute to Silvermane's cyborg body from the comics and ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', unprotected head and all.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' villains Baxter Stockman and Darius Dun use these when they want to get offensive. The Shredder also takes to these when he wants a power boost, although, given his Utrom-y nature, those may actually count as HumongousMecha.
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' established that Star Command spacesuits were power armor. Would've justified the toy's clunky appearance... except the animation style made the suit sleeker.
* Gizmoduck of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' fame wore Powered Armor that was almost reminiscent of InspectorGadget, with mechanical arms and gadgets coming out of every panel. In the 2010 ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic series, [[spoiler: [[LittleMissBadass Gosalyn]] controlled the Gizmoduck suit for a while, since it responded to her CatchPhrase.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' features this courtesy of M.A.R.S. Industries. Warning! May cause bouts of UnstoppableRage.
* In the later seasons of ''[[GIJoe A Real American Hero]]'', Cobra Commander got his own battle suit after being [[ItMakesSenseInContext transformed back into a human.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "The Beak", the titular brothers build a suit that was half this, half mecha (since it required the two of them to pilot it).
* In the ''WallaceAndGromit'' short "WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers", Wallace buys a pair of ex-NASA techno-trousers. HilarityEnsues.
* Cybron from ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce''.
* Carl Nesmith aka Captain Nemesis from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series.
* Baxter Stockman of the ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series. Although it looked kinda like Shredder's armor somehow.
* The CGI spin-off series of the ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' film series, ''WesternAnimation/RoughnecksStarshipTroopersChronicles'' does feature powered armour, unlike the first two films. The troopers' standard suits are powered and provide some degree of strength enhancement, and they also use larger, more mecha-like suits called Marauders, typically 1-2 per squad of troopers. The Marauders are highly impressive until their limited battery life expires, at which point the occupant becomes "[[SittingDuck canned lunchmeat]]".
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'': Although they resemble mechs, the armor Lance and Ilana use (Manus and Corus, respectively) fit this more. There are/were many more Manus armor back on Galaluna.
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* Believe it or not, it's coming, and getting increasingly advanced. Utah-based company ''Sarcos'' has already developed a functional powered exoskeleton called "XOS" that increases the strength of the wearer ''significantly''. As one person put it, "From enough grace to gently play ball, to enough super-power to load a missile on an aircraft". And indeed, from [[http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2007/11/video-fix-super/ the footage]], it seems surprisingly mobile. The main problems being that A) Currently, it doesn't have the covering to act as armor, but they fully intend to add an outer shell when the kinks are worked out. And B) they're still working out how to power it as a self-contained unit. The scary part? ''Sarcos'' has been bought up by a defense contractor called ''Raytheon'', meaning we may be seeing elite soldiers in these things by the 2020s. Indeed, the US Army already field tested it in 2009, and by 2010 Raytheon had developed an improved version named XOS 2, which can be seen in action [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UpxsrlLbpU here]].
** According to Scientific American, Raytheon plans to introduce a tethered version of their suit for operational logistics and loading/unloading in 2015, and an untethered version 3-5 years after that. The logistical problem with the untethered suit is building in a power supply that won't run out in less than an hour. But with recent advances in battery technology, that shouldn't be an issue for much longer.
* As of 2013, several tech companies and research organisations have developed working exoskeletons for medical and emergency applications - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanderbilt_exoskeleton some]] are already in use by patients, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReWalk one woman has even used a robo-suit to run the London Marathon]].
* A one man project armor that while not fire proof could have potential use for fighting forest fires. Or the vengeful, hellfire-fueled ghost of Smokey the Bear.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_diving_suit Atmospheric Diving Suits]], especially the more modern ones, could be seen as a type of Powered Armour.
* Similarly to the above example, spacesuits used for EVA (extravehicular activity) are basically tiny spacecraft in the shape of a flexible suit, used for manual work outside in the vacuum of space. While the current US spacesuit, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extravehicular_Mobility_Unit Extravehicular Mobility Unit]] ([[FunWithAcronyms EMU]]), remains more similar to clothing (in that you have to gradually put it on and off piece by piece), its Russian counterpart, the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlan_space_suit Orlan]]'', is entered simply via [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/OrlanDonning.jpg opening a door in its back]], entering and having someone close the door behind you. This technically makes the ''Orlan'' slightly closer in feel and design to a stereotypical ScienceFiction suit of PoweredArmor.
* A Japanese company named [[{{Terminator}} Cyberdyne]] introduced a powered exoskeleton named [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]] (it's like they're ''trying'' to bring about the end of mankind). It's already being [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_(robot) rolled out to hospitals across Japan]] to help treat paralysis. [[http://www.cyberdyne.jp/english/robotsuithal/index.html See for yourself]].
** In a sense HAL may have already graduated to actually powered armor. While not military they've recently attached heavy tungsten radiation shields to HAL units [[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2011/11/09/robotic-exoskeletons-from-cyberdyne-could-help-workers-clean-up-fukushima-nuclear-mess/ to help workers clean up the Fukushima nuclear plant.]] [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2220035/Workers-dismantling-Fukushima-reactor-use-brainwave-controlled-robot-suits-help-carry-heavy-radiation-protection.html The demonstration model is especially cool.]]
* The US military model HULC ([[FunWithAcronyms Human Universal Load Carrier]]) has graduated from testing to production, still no arms though, but has the added bonus of being useful for spinal cord injury sufferers. [[http://www.ted.com/talks/eythor_bender_demos_human_exoskeletons.html]]
* Following the model of the HULC, the [[http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/meet-talos-u-military-real-life-iron-man-233920589.html Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS)]] is a full-body powered armor suit with powerful body armor under production for SOCOM.
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