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* ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'': [[HiveMind The Vex]] are an interesting take on this trope. Its bipedal members encountered throughout the game aseem entirely robotic in appearance, possessing a glowing white core on their abdomens that explode into milky fluid when destroyed. Said fluid, however, is not MachineBlood, but what the Vex actually ''[[BizarreAlienBiology are]]'': a colony of microscopic, hyperintelligent protozoa in a nutrient soup.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'': [[HiveMind The Vex]] are an interesting take on this trope. Its The bipedal members encountered of the race fought throughout the game aseem -- Goblins, Hobgoblins, and Minotaurs -- seem entirely robotic in appearance, possessing a glowing white core on their abdomens that explode into milky fluid when destroyed. Said fluid, however, is not MachineBlood, but what the Vex actually ''[[BizarreAlienBiology are]]'': a colony colonies of microscopic, hyperintelligent protozoa in a nutrient soup.soup capable of piloting mechanical shells.


* The Emperor of the Arquillian Galaxy from ''Film/MenInBlack'', of course. He's the classic [[LittleGreenMen Little Green Man]] in a can... disguised as an [[MobileSuitHuman elderly Eastern European]] jeweler.

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* The Emperor prince of the Arquillian Galaxy from ''Film/MenInBlack'', of course. He's the classic [[LittleGreenMen Little Green Man]] in a can... disguised as an [[MobileSuitHuman elderly Eastern European]] jeweler.


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* In ''WebVideo/WorldsGreatestAdventures'', the Martians appear to be this Cassius clearly is, at least.

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* In ''WebVideo/WorldsGreatestAdventures'', Sam Starfall from ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''. He wears an environment suit, but we've never seen his actual form. It's implied that it's [[BrownNote so horrible that it destroys the Martians appear minds of anyone who sees it]]. Also, his suit is deliberately designed to be this Cassius clearly is, at least. cute, as a means of distracting people so he can steal from them.



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* Sam Starfall from ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''. He wears an environment suit, but we've never seen his actual form. It's implied that it's [[BrownNote so horrible that it destroys the minds of anyone who sees it]]. Also, his suit is deliberately designed to be cute, as a means of distracting people so he can steal from them.

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* Sam Starfall from ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''. He wears an environment suit, but we've never seen his actual form. It's implied that it's [[BrownNote so horrible that it destroys In ''WebVideo/WorldsGreatestAdventures'', the minds of anyone who sees it]]. Also, his suit is deliberately designed Martians appear to be cute, as a means of distracting people so he can steal from them.this Cassius clearly is, at least.


* ''VideoGame/Destiny'': [[HiveMind The Vex]] are an interesting take on this trope. Its bipedal members encountered throughout the game aseem entirely robotic in appearance, possessing a glowing white core on their abdomens that explode into milky fluid when destroyed. Said fluid, however, is not MachineBlood, but what the Vex actually ''[[BizarreAlienBiology are]]'': a colony of microscopic, hyperintelligent protozoa in a nutrient soup.

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* ''VideoGame/Destiny'': ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'': [[HiveMind The Vex]] are an interesting take on this trope. Its bipedal members encountered throughout the game aseem entirely robotic in appearance, possessing a glowing white core on their abdomens that explode into milky fluid when destroyed. Said fluid, however, is not MachineBlood, but what the Vex actually ''[[BizarreAlienBiology are]]'': a colony of microscopic, hyperintelligent protozoa in a nutrient soup.

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* ''VideoGame/Destiny'': [[HiveMind The Vex]] are an interesting take on this trope. Its bipedal members encountered throughout the game aseem entirely robotic in appearance, possessing a glowing white core on their abdomens that explode into milky fluid when destroyed. Said fluid, however, is not MachineBlood, but what the Vex actually ''[[BizarreAlienBiology are]]'': a colony of microscopic, hyperintelligent protozoa in a nutrient soup.


May overlap at times with MobileSuitHuman if the "can" is human shaped. Contrast with ExposedExtraterrestrials.

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May overlap at times with MobileSuitHuman if the "can" is human shaped. Contrast with ExposedExtraterrestrials.
ExposedExtraterrestrials. SubTrope of EnclosedExtraterrestrials.

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** The [[ProudMerchantRace volus]] also wear suits, because they suffer from ExplosiveDecompression and breathing problems outside their native high-pressure and ammonia-heavy atmosphere.

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* Turns up often in the ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' cartoon. Crosses over with MobileSuitHuman. In one episode, there was even a [[MatryoshkaObject Russian Nesting Doll]] of them-a little green man piloting an android, who himself was a robot piloted by a little BLUE man!


* The aliens in ''Film/EarthVsTheFlyingSaucers'' fit this trope as well as a hole in a certain spooky fault line. They wear bulky PoweredArmor while being little green men.

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* The aliens in ''Film/EarthVsTheFlyingSaucers'' ''Film/EarthVsTheFlyingSaucers'' fit this trope as well as to a hole in a certain spooky fault line. T. They wear bulky PoweredArmor while being little green men.men (well, [[TheGreys little GREY men]], but that's black and white film for you).

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* The aliens in ''Film/EarthVsTheFlyingSaucers'' fit this trope as well as a hole in a certain spooky fault line. They wear bulky PoweredArmor while being little green men.


* The Breen of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', who first appeared on-screen in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', come from a much more frigid environment than most humanoids and need environmental suits to interact with other races face-to-face.
** Though according to Weyoun, their planet is actually quite mild. It's also said that if you saw a Breen in the flesh, it'd turn you to stone. However, ''this'' is also clearly a lie, as Kira manages to steal one of their uniforms without any ill effects. In the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, there's more than one kind of Breen, they just all wear environment suits that make them look identical. Some of them need the refrigeration, some of them don't. Possibly, some of them turn you to stone and some of them don't as well.

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* The Breen of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', who first appeared on-screen in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', come from a much more frigid environment than most humanoids and need environmental suits to interact with other races face-to-face.
** Though according to Weyoun, their planet is actually quite mild.
face-to-face. It's also said later stated in ''Literature/StarTrekNovelVerse'' that if you saw a Breen in the flesh, it'd turn you to stone. However, ''this'' is also clearly a lie, as Kira manages to steal one of their uniforms without any ill effects. In the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, there's more than one kind of Breen, they just all wear environment suits that make them look identical. Some of them need the refrigeration, some of them don't. Possibly, some of them turn you to stone and some of them don't as well.


Aliens wearing large all-enclosing hazmat-like encounter suits that shield their frail physical selves from the elements. The great thing is that because [[ObscuredSpecialEffects you don't know what their encounter-suited butts look like, they could be anything]]! The variety of abnormal suit shapes that can be worn by a performer is also greater than the variety possible with rubber faces. PeopleInRubberSuits still need the full detail and design of a whole new species, while this trope leaves things to the imagination. A permanent life in an encounter suit can also be justified a lot more than {{Humanoid Alien}}s: they have BizarreAlienBiology that can't stand our atmosphere, they're physically very frail by comparison, so it works like PoweredArmour and similar things.

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Aliens It's something that tends to happen with particularly advanced mentor-like alien species, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Sufficiently Advanced]] AncientAstronauts and the like. You don't want to be something as uninspiring as a RubberForeheadAlien nor something as unphysical as an EnergyBeing while also maintaining some sense of secrecy and wonderment, so you take the "astronaut" idea and run with it. The aliens end up wearing large all-enclosing hazmat-like encounter suits that shield their frail physical selves from the elements. elements.

The great thing is that because [[ObscuredSpecialEffects you don't know what their encounter-suited butts look like, they could be anything]]! The variety of abnormal suit shapes that can be worn by a performer is also greater than the variety possible with rubber faces. PeopleInRubberSuits still need the full detail and design of a whole new species, while this trope leaves things to the imagination. A permanent life in an encounter suit can also be justified a lot more than {{Humanoid Alien}}s: they have BizarreAlienBiology that can't stand our atmosphere, they're physically very frail by comparison, so it works like PoweredArmour and similar things.


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It's something that tends to happen with particularly advanced mentor-like alien species, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Sufficiently Advanced]] AncientAstronauts and the like. You don't want to be something as uninspiring as a RubberForeheadAlien nor something as unphysical as an EnergyBeing while also maintaining some sense of secrecy and wonderment, so you take the "astronaut" idea and run with it. The aliens end up wearing large all-enclosing hazmat-like encounter suits that shield their frail physical selves from the elements.

The great thing is that because [[ObscuredSpecialEffects you don't know what their encounter-suited butts look like, they could be anything]]! The variety of abnormal suit shapes that can be worn by a performer is also greater than the variety possible with rubber faces. PeopleInRubberSuits still need the full detail and design of a whole new species, while this trope leaves things to the imagination. A permanent life in an encounter suit can also be justified a lot more than {{Humanoid Alien}}s: they have BizarreAlienBiology that can't stand our atmosphere, they're physically very frail by comparison, so it works like PoweredArmour and similar things.

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It's something that tends to happen with particularly advanced mentor-like alien species, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Sufficiently Advanced]] AncientAstronauts and the like. You don't want to be something as uninspiring as a RubberForeheadAlien nor something as unphysical as an EnergyBeing while also maintaining some sense of secrecy and wonderment, so you take the "astronaut" idea and run with it. The aliens end up Aliens wearing large all-enclosing hazmat-like encounter suits that shield their frail physical selves from the elements.

elements. The great thing is that because [[ObscuredSpecialEffects you don't know what their encounter-suited butts look like, they could be anything]]! The variety of abnormal suit shapes that can be worn by a performer is also greater than the variety possible with rubber faces. PeopleInRubberSuits still need the full detail and design of a whole new species, while this trope leaves things to the imagination. A permanent life in an encounter suit can also be justified a lot more than {{Humanoid Alien}}s: they have BizarreAlienBiology that can't stand our atmosphere, they're physically very frail by comparison, so it works like PoweredArmour and similar things.

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