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* In ''Literature/TheMurderbotDiaries'', Murderbot's opponents are usually nameless SecUnit robots which it refers to by number (e.g. Hostile One). This somehow manages to make them *more* individual and less mookish.


* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': The Dark Masters are often show fielding two types of hulking robotic Digimon, Guardromon and Mechanorimon, when invading other areas of the Digital World. The Dark Master [=MachineDramon=] also makes use of numerous Mechanorimon when sweeping his territory to catch the heroes, alongside Tankmon {{Cyborg}}s.

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': The Dark Masters are often show fielding two types of hulking robotic Digimon, Guardromon and Mechanorimon, when invading other areas of the Digital World. The Dark Master [=MachineDramon=] Machinedramon also makes use of numerous Mechanorimon when sweeping his territory to catch the heroes, alongside Tankmon {{Cyborg}}s.


* Black Shadow uses them in the ''VideoGame/FZero'' Anime. You [[PlayerMooks can actually race as them]] in the anime-based ''F-Zero Climax''.
* [[MadScientist Jail Scaglietti's]] AntiMagic Field protected Gadget Drones in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. There are four types of them. The Type I Gadgets are the {{Mooks}} among the Mecha-Mooks, the Type II Gadgets are the {{Airborne Mook}}s, the Type III Gadgets are the {{Giant Mook}}s, and the [[LostTechnology Type IV Gadgets]] are the EliteMooks.

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* ''VideoGame/FZero'': Black Shadow uses them in the ''VideoGame/FZero'' Anime.anime. You [[PlayerMooks can actually race as them]] in the anime-based ''F-Zero Climax''.
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[[MadScientist Jail Scaglietti's]] AntiMagic Field protected Gadget Drones in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''.Drones. There are four types of them. The Type I Gadgets are the {{Mooks}} among the Mecha-Mooks, the Type II Gadgets are the {{Airborne Mook}}s, the Type III Gadgets are the {{Giant Mook}}s, and the [[LostTechnology Type IV Gadgets]] are the EliteMooks.



* Pretty frequent the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' universe. Most of the {{Mook}}s were {{Cyborg}}s, but several of them were RidiculouslyHumanRobots such like the Gamia sisters, [[spoiler:Erika, Lorelei or the Robot posed like Kouji.]] JustAMachine was subverted: When Kouji killed the Gamia, they were so human-looking he felt sickened and disturbed. And he felt sad when some of they died. Also, they were or were not MadeOfExplodium depending on the robot [[spoiler:Erika did not explode; Kouji robot did, though.]]

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* Pretty frequent the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' universe.''Anime/MazingerZ'': This is pretty frequent. Most of the {{Mook}}s were {{Cyborg}}s, but several of them were RidiculouslyHumanRobots such like the Gamia sisters, [[spoiler:Erika, Lorelei or the Robot posed like Kouji.]] JustAMachine was subverted: When Kouji killed the Gamia, they were so human-looking he felt sickened and disturbed. And he felt sad when some of they died. Also, they were or were not MadeOfExplodium depending on the robot [[spoiler:Erika did not explode; Kouji robot did, though.]]



* A subversion of this trope are the Pacifistas in ''Manga/OnePiece'' [[spoiler:as they are cyborgs modified to be human weapons by the evil World Government, and they are anything but as it took the Straw Hats everything they had to beat just one of them pre-timeskip.]]
** There's also [[spoiler: Z's Shiro Kumas in ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ'', who seem to be [[PaletteSwap basically white-colored Pacifistas]]]].
* The Grimoire units from the ''Manga/RideBack'' anime.
* The multitude of (live) enemy troopers who would get mowed down in most episodes of ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' were [[{{Macekre}} recast]] as RidiculouslyHumanRobots in some of its various US incarnations (e.g., ''Battle of the Planets'').
* ''[[Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato Star Blazers]]'' was infamous for, as an American adaption of anime, having enemy soldiers who were killed described as "robots".
* A subversion is featured in ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}''. The creepy white DeathRay-wielding Shapes appear to be Mecha-Mooks, but are in fact humans who have (voluntarily or otherwise) undergone full-body Texhnolyzation. Their heads, concealed beneath [[CyberCyclops monocular faceplates]], as well as the rest of their organs, stuffed in a green cone in their chest, are all that remains of their original bodies.
* The Bugmechs from the ''Anime/VipersCreed'' anime.
* The American release of the Vehicle Team ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' had just about every enemy unit, and most friendly units, as robots. The number of "robot attack ships" and "android stormtroopeers" was staggering. This was done to follow the "nobody can die in cartoons" standard against animated violence on TV at the time.

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* A subversion of this trope are the ''Manga/OnePiece'': The Pacifistas in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are a subversion, [[spoiler:as they are cyborgs modified to be human weapons by the evil World Government, and they are anything but as it took the Straw Hats everything they had to beat just one of them pre-timeskip.]]
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pre-timeskip]]. There's also [[spoiler: Z's [[spoiler:Z's Shiro Kumas in ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ'', who seem to be [[PaletteSwap basically white-colored Pacifistas]]]].
* ''Manga/RideBack'': The Grimoire units from the ''Manga/RideBack'' anime.
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': The multitude of (live) enemy troopers who would get mowed down in most episodes of ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' were are [[{{Macekre}} recast]] as RidiculouslyHumanRobots in some of its various US incarnations (e.g., ''Battle of the Planets'').
* ''[[Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato Star Blazers]]'' ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'': ''Star Blazers'' was infamous for, as an American adaption of anime, having enemy soldiers who were killed described as "robots".
* A subversion is featured in ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}''. The ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'': In a subversion, the creepy white DeathRay-wielding Shapes appear to be Mecha-Mooks, but are in fact humans who have (voluntarily or otherwise) undergone full-body Texhnolyzation. Their heads, concealed beneath [[CyberCyclops monocular faceplates]], as well as the rest of their organs, stuffed in a green cone in their chest, are all that remains of their original bodies.
* %%* ''Anime/VipersCreed'': The Bugmechs from the ''Anime/VipersCreed'' anime.
* ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'': The American release of the Vehicle Team ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' had has just about every enemy unit, and most friendly units, as robots. The number of "robot attack ships" and "android stormtroopeers" was staggering. This was done to follow the "nobody can die in cartoons" standard against animated violence on TV at the time.



* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': Out of the [[BigBad Marder]] army's entire supply of [[AMechByAnyOtherName Panzers]], the Promaxis -a centaur-like robot armed with a spear, a shield and a ChestBlaster- is the most common one.
* An odd one in ''Anime/TheBraveOfGoldGoldran'': The 'Custom Gear' robots deployed by Serious Walzac are basically [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Zakus]]. The purpose-specific [[EliteMooks Walter-use variations thereof]] hew closer to GM-style customizations, and overall are gradually supplanted with Mobile Armor-style robots that stand more of a chance against the [[SuperRobot Legendra Yuushas]].
* The Invid in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' have the Inorganics, ugly animal-like combat robots they use to supplement their depleted numbers. They are only used by the Regent's faction, as the Regess was able to replenish her forces thanks to the resources available once she conquered Earth and the Robotech Expeditionary Force being too busy fighting the Regent and an internal civil war to come back and finish her off.
* The VF-171s in ''Anime/{{Macross Frontier}}'' are this most of the time. They make up the bulk of the NUNS fighter forces and are consistently outmatched by the Vajra. In comparison, the heroes' VF-25s have no trouble cutting through hordes of Vajra.

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* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': Out of the [[BigBad Marder]] army's entire supply of [[AMechByAnyOtherName Panzers]], the Promaxis -a -- a centaur-like robot armed with a spear, a shield and a ChestBlaster- ChestBlaster -- is the most common one.
* An odd one in ''Anime/TheBraveOfGoldGoldran'': An odd one : The 'Custom Gear' "Custom Gear" robots deployed by Serious Walzac are basically [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Zakus]]. The purpose-specific [[EliteMooks Walter-use variations thereof]] hew closer to GM-style customizations, and overall are gradually supplanted with Mobile Armor-style robots that stand more of a chance against the [[SuperRobot Legendra Yuushas]].
* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'': The Invid in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' have the Inorganics, ugly animal-like combat robots they use to supplement their depleted numbers. They are only used by the Regent's faction, as the Regess was able to replenish her forces thanks to the resources available once she conquered Earth and the Robotech Expeditionary Force being too busy fighting the Regent and an internal civil war to come back and finish her off.
* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'': The VF-171s in ''Anime/{{Macross Frontier}}'' are this most of the time. They make up the bulk of the NUNS fighter forces and are consistently outmatched by the Vajra. In comparison, the heroes' VF-25s have no trouble cutting through hordes of Vajra.Vajra.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': The Dark Masters are often show fielding two types of hulking robotic Digimon, Guardromon and Mechanorimon, when invading other areas of the Digital World. The Dark Master [=MachineDramon=] also makes use of numerous Mechanorimon when sweeping his territory to catch the heroes, alongside Tankmon {{Cyborg}}s.



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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': The Geth are an entire race of these throughout the series. ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' adds a series of cheap, mass-produced robotic security troops (called "Mechs" in-universe, natch), that are roughly on-par with a B1 Battle Droid in terms of intelligence and accuracy, though the Battle Droids never had robotic dogs and giant missile-firing robots backing them up. Unlike the geth, mechs do not use true AI and so don't think for themselves and lack any self-preservation. They're also are surprisingly resilient - blowing off a limb only slows them down, and they have a taser-like device on their non-gun arm. Even if you take off its legs it'll still crawl towards you with the intent to self-destruct in your face. Usually encountered in hordes.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': The Geth are an entire race of these throughout the series. ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' adds a series of cheap, mass-produced robotic security troops (called "Mechs" in-universe, natch), that are roughly on-par with a B1 Battle Droid in terms of intelligence and accuracy, though the Battle Droids never had robotic dogs and giant missile-firing robots backing them up. Unlike the geth, mechs do not use true AI and so don't think for themselves and lack any self-preservation. They're also are surprisingly resilient - -- blowing off a limb only slows them down, and they have a taser-like device on their non-gun arm. Even if you take off its legs it'll still crawl towards you with the intent to self-destruct in your face. Usually encountered in hordes.


{{Anime}}, has a second, more [[HumongousMecha literal]] type: RealRobot series' will usually have at least one class of {{mecha}} that basically acts as [[RedshirtArmy the "Grunt" unit]] for the bad guy's army. This mech is usually simply constructed, probably with a basic ranged weapon ([[GatlingGood machinegun]] or [[FrickinLaserBeams energy weapon]] or two, a close-combat weapon, and may have the option of carrying a [[{{BFG}} bigger gun]], depending on how much tougher the hero's armor is.) These will act just like regular Mooks ''or'' Mecha-Mooks, depending on how much the writers want you to empathize with the enemy. There's usually a very good chance that the Hero's Rival will at least start out by riding in an AceCustom version of this mecha. [[TankGoodness Tanks]] usually serve a similar role on the heroes' side, and said grunt will often be the only thing they can reasonably threaten.

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{{Anime}}, has a second, more [[HumongousMecha literal]] type: RealRobot series' will usually have at least one class of {{mecha}} that basically acts as [[RedshirtArmy the "Grunt" unit]] for the bad guy's army. This mech is usually simply constructed, probably with a basic ranged weapon ([[GatlingGood machinegun]] or [[FrickinLaserBeams energy weapon]] or two, a close-combat weapon, and may have the option of carrying a [[{{BFG}} bigger gun]], depending on how much tougher the hero's armor is.) These will act just like regular Mooks ''or'' Mecha-Mooks, depending on how much the writers want you to empathize with the enemy. There's usually a very good chance that the Hero's Rival will at least start out by riding in an AceCustom version of this mecha. [[TankGoodness [[TanksForNothing Tanks]] usually serve a similar role on the heroes' side, and said grunt will often be the only thing they can reasonably threaten.


* ''{{Videogame/Xenoblade}}'' has the mechon, though they are certainly not fragile, they take only [[ScratchDamage Scratch Damage]] from conventional weapons, and half damage from magic attacks. Their only weakness is the [[{{BFS}} Mon]][[LaserSword ado]]

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* ''{{Videogame/Xenoblade}}'' has the mechon, though they are certainly not fragile, they take only [[ScratchDamage Scratch Damage]] from conventional weapons, and half damage from magic attacks. Their only weakness is the [[{{BFS}} Mon]][[LaserSword Mon]][[LaserBlade ado]]


In many of these shows, a common sequence has the heroes fighting the mooks [[ThouShaltNotKill as normal]], until one of them hits one a little ''too'' hard, [[RoboticReveal revealing]] it to be a robot. At which point, things [[NotEvenHuman start to get really]], ''[[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman really]]'' [[JustAMachine messy]], as the heroes [[IAmNotLeftHanded decide they don't have to hold back anymore]].

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In many of these shows, a common sequence has the heroes fighting the humanoid-looking mooks [[ThouShaltNotKill as normal]], until one of them hits one a little ''too'' hard, [[RoboticReveal revealing]] it to be a robot. At which point, things [[NotEvenHuman start to get really]], ''[[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman really]]'' [[JustAMachine messy]], as the heroes [[IAmNotLeftHanded decide they don't have to hold back anymore]].

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* The pre-eminent comics example would probably be the Sentinels of ''Franchise/XMen'', especially in the animated series. Given the wide variety of models that exist, they're all over the place on this trope, sometimes being casually shredded, other times being proper terrors that fit well into MechanicalMonster territory.


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** Then there are Servos (mass-produced clockwork creatures) and Thopters (winged flying machines, ranging from hummingbird-size to passenger capable), primarily of the plane of Kaladesh. With the right deck, you can create a small platoon of them to overrun your opponents through sheer numbers.



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* ComicBook/DoctorDoom's Doombots -- both the RobotMe Doombots, and the more straightforward purple-and-gray Mecha-Mook Doombots. Oddly, the two designs rarely appear together in a story.

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* ComicBook/DoctorDoom's Doombots -- both the RobotMe Doombots, Doombots and the more straightforward purple-and-gray Mecha-Mook Doombots. Oddly, the two designs rarely appear together in a story.


* In the last arc of ''SchlockMercenary'' the Toughs have finally come up against some [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2016-05-16 non-biological enemies]].

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* In the last arc of ''SchlockMercenary'' ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' the Toughs have finally come up against some [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2016-05-16 non-biological enemies]].


* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', the obots were designed to clean up trash and other menial purposes (although the trash itself is used for darker purposes in Dr. Faker's EvilPlan). However, when the heroes launch their attack on Heartland Tower before the FinalBattle of season one, Mr. Heartland manages to use them as an army of disposable soldiers, much like any other example of this Trope. (Note that at least one obot, Obomi, is at least partially sentient, becoming Yuma's friend and RobotBuddy in one episode.)

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', the obots were designed to clean up trash and other menial purposes (although the trash itself is used for darker purposes in Dr. Faker's EvilPlan). However, when the heroes launch their attack on Heartland Tower before the FinalBattle of season one, Mr. Heartland manages to use them as an army of disposable soldiers, much like any other example of this Trope. (Note that at least one obot, Obomi, is at least partially sentient, becoming Yuma's friend and RobotBuddy in one episode.)

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* All of the enemies in ''VideoGame/RocketPowerBeachBandits'' are robots, even the final boss is.

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** They are also, well, drones, as in there are humans controlling them. They can fly and land themselves autonomously (though this intended to be an emergency feature), but cannot fight without a pair of humans controlling them. It greatly simplified their programming and helps to avoid some otherwise messy incidents.


* Through the law of ConservationOfNinjutsu, The [=OMACs=] from ''Countdown To ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' [[BadassDecay fell from]] KillerRobot to Mecha-Mooks pretty quickly

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* Through ''ComicBook/{{Birthright}}'' has Mastema's golem army, created specifically for the law of ConservationOfNinjutsu, heroes to be able to fight an army in a world where they only have three enemies. The [=OMACs=] from ''Countdown To ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' [[BadassDecay fell from]] KillerRobot to Mecha-Mooks golems are nonsentient and pretty quicklyeasy to kill individually.


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* Through the law of ConservationOfNinjutsu, The [=OMACs=] from ''Countdown To ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' [[BadassDecay fell from]] KillerRobot to Mecha-Mooks pretty quickly.


For obvious reasons, Mecha-Mooks are usually very far down the SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence. If they do show signs of self-awareness, [[WhatStatusIsANonHuman destroying them becomes much more ethically problematic.]]

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For obvious reasons, Mecha-Mooks are usually very far down the SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence. If they do show signs of self-awareness, [[WhatStatusIsANonHuman [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman destroying them becomes much more ethically problematic.]]

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For obvious reasons, Mecha-Mooks are usually very far down the SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence. If they do show signs of self-awareness, [[WhatStatusIsANonHuman destroying them becomes much more ethically problematic.]]

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