Playing With: Ace Custom

Basic Trope: A Super Prototype, except it's a modification built upon the original.
  • Straight: Rad Anderson pilots a customized Armed Porte, with a different paintjob and 1.3 times more speed.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Every pilot has their own unique version of the Armed Porte.
    • Rad's Armed Porte has weaponry which can eliminate a planet, much better than the mere machine gun the standard model has.
  • Downplayed: Rad's Armed Porte has a few special features, but is hardly different.
  • Justified:
    • Rad is or knows a gadgeteer who improves the specs on his Armed Porte.
    • Rad is a commander or ace who's been given special permission to make his own modifications.
  • Inverted:
    • Rad's Armed Porte is heavily damaged and beyond repair, giving it less capable abilities than a standard model.
    • Super Prototype: The production model is much worse than the prototype.
  • Subverted: Rad's Armed Porte as a cool paint job, but actually has worse performance than the stock model.
  • Double Subverted: ...or so he tells the bad guys. Rad's Armed Porte really is better than the stock model.
  • Parodied: Rad's Armed Porte has a minibar. No way you're going to find that in a standard model.
  • Zig-Zagged: Rad's Armed Porte is faster than the stock model, but only because the armor has been stripped to the bare minimum. Or there's some other tradeoff involved.
  • Averted: Rad's Armed Porte is the same kind as the others, down to the color scheme.
  • Enforced: "Different variations of the same mecha allow us to sell more copies of the same model-kit. Genius!"
  • Lampshaded: "How is he moving so fast? It's only an Armed Porte!"
  • Invoked: The Empire wants to give its best officers a way to stay alive for much longer.
  • Exploited: The enemy forces put a bounty on Rad's head and are able to recognize him due to his Porte's alterations.
  • Defied: The company decides not to give The Empire an enhancement in their Armed Porte unit.
  • Discussed: "Armed Porte Command Type. 33% greater thrust output, much more high-performing weaponry."
  • Conversed: "Well, I guess that's a new model of the same dang mech."
  • Deconstructed: It's much more expensive to put out the Armed Porte Command Type, and even then they are eventually outdone by Troperion Zero in the first place.
  • Reconstructed: However, at some point, it becomes more profitable to create the Command Type, so all units upgrade to that, while Rad sticks to a new Sub Vertigo unit.

Fly back to Ace Custom in your personal Armed Porte.