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* In the first ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' novel, Jim [=diGriz=] asks his Special Corp robot if it has any compartments it can use to stash his clothes as he has to change into another disguise. The robot then appears to explode as all kinds of drawers and hatches open up in its body.

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* In the first ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' novel, Jim [=diGriz=] asks his Special Corp robot if it has any compartments it he can use to stash his clothes as he has to change into another disguise. The robot then appears to explode as all kinds of drawers and hatches open up in its body.

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* In the first ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' novel, Jim [=diGriz=] asks his Special Corp robot if it has any compartments it can use to stash his clothes as he has to change into another disguise. The robot then appears to explode as all kinds of drawers and hatches open up in its body.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' when in war mode.
** He at least has the space for most of it.
* R2-D2 from ''[[StarWars Star Wars]]''. Every hatch, detail, bolt and panel opens up and has an improbable number of really nifty devices behind them.
** The Expanded Universe later justified it by saying that the R2-series of droids are designed to be highly modular. So presumably a lot of his tools get switched out or replaced offscreen or between movies.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': The Iron Giant when in war mode.
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* R2-D2 from ''[[StarWars Star Wars]]''. Every hatch, detail, bolt and panel opens up and has an improbable number of really nifty devices behind them.
** The Expanded Universe later justified it by saying that the R2-series of droids are designed to be highly modular. So presumably a lot of his tools get switched out or replaced offscreen or between movies.
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* ''Series/SmallWonder'': VICI. Once she even began malfunctioning after extending her neck too much and getting a thingamajig disconnected

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* ''Series/SmallWonder'': VICI. Once she even began malfunctioning after extending her neck too much R2-D2 from ''Franchise/StarWars''. Every hatch, detail, bolt and getting panel opens up and has an improbable number of really nifty devices behind them. The Expanded Universe later justified it by saying that the R2-series of droids are designed to be highly modular. So presumably a thingamajig disconnectedlot of his tools get switched out or replaced offscreen or between movies.



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* ''Series/SmallWonder'': VICI. Once she even began malfunctioning after extending her neck too much and getting a thingamajig disconnected
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* [[WesternAnimation/{{DynomuttDogWonder}} Dynomutt's]] most commonly displayed ability is his telescoping limbs.

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* [[WesternAnimation/{{DynomuttDogWonder}} Dynomutt's]] ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder'': Dynomutt's most commonly displayed ability is his telescoping limbs.


* ''MahouSenseiNegima'': Both the anime and the manga versions of Chachamaru. Although she's primarily a quiet girl, at times she reveals anything from gatling guns to massive swords. These weapons can be as big as she is, at times. [[AWizardDidIt She is a ]]''[[AWizardDidIt magical ]]''[[AWizardDidIt robot, though]].

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'': ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Both the anime and the manga versions of Chachamaru. Although she's primarily a quiet girl, at times she reveals anything from gatling guns to massive swords. These weapons can be as big as she is, at times. [[AWizardDidIt She is a ]]''[[AWizardDidIt magical ]]''[[AWizardDidIt robot, though]].


* Finally, in ''Comicbook/{{Excalibur}},'' Karima Shapandar looked like an ordinary human until she deployed her ''endless'' array of instruments of destruction. She got a redesign upon her move to ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}},'' though, sadly.

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* Finally, in ''Comicbook/{{Excalibur}},'' Karima Shapandar looked like an ordinary human until she deployed her ''endless'' array of instruments of destruction. She got a redesign upon her move to ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}},'' ''Comicbook/XMen,'' though, sadly.


* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{DynomuttDogWonder}} Dynomutt's]] most commonly displayed ability is his telescoping limbs.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{DynomuttDogWonder}} [[WesternAnimation/{{DynomuttDogWonder}} Dynomutt's]] most commonly displayed ability is his telescoping limbs.


* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Dynomutt}} Dynomutt's]] most commonly displayed ability is his telescoping limbs.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Dynomutt}} ''[[WesternAnimation/{{DynomuttDogWonder}} Dynomutt's]] most commonly displayed ability is his telescoping limbs.


* ''WesternAnimation/DynoMutt Dyno-Mutt's]] most commonly displayed ability is his telescoping limbs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DynoMutt Dyno-Mutt's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Dynomutt}} Dynomutt's]] most commonly displayed ability is his telescoping limbs.

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* In ''Videogame/SpaceEngineers'', concealing weapons underneath ship armor is very popular. On the other hand, the ship actually needs the internal space to fit the weapons and the mechanism to deploy them. It's also liable to end in disaster if the pistons or rotors jam, which can cause [[HoistByHisOwnPetard rockets to misfire straight into the delicate internals of the ships]]. The trailer for the XboxOne port has a space station with turrets that rise out from hidden ports.

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* In ''Videogame/SpaceEngineers'', concealing weapons underneath ship armor is very popular. On the other hand, the ship actually needs the internal space to fit the weapons and the mechanism to deploy them. It's also liable to end in disaster if the pistons or rotors jam, which can cause [[HoistByHisOwnPetard rockets to misfire straight into the delicate internals of the ships]]. The trailer for the XboxOne UsefulNotes/XboxOne port has a space station with turrets that rise out from hidden ports.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In one episode, Mr. Cat experiments on Quack Quack (a duck) in a laboratory to give him telescoping limbs.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' in "Jack VS Aku". One of the assassins ordered by Aku is a gigantic robot with a telescoping cannon built into his chest...that extends reeeeeally far. By the time it has fully extended, the bore of the barrel is so tiny that the bullet that comes out is the size of a pea and has almost no velocity leading it to bounce harmlessly off of Jack's sword. Moreover the comical length of the cannon cause the robot to lose balance and fall over. [[MadeOfExplodium And then he explodes]].
* The titular Big Guy from ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'' had telescoping Machine Guns, Missile Launchers, Thrusters, Grenades, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a lighter]] all built into his frame. He does have the bulk to contain it all within him, but it would effectively leave him an empty shell with no servos to actually move (let alone having enough structural integrity to sustain the amount of damage he does).


** Also in Futurama, the Masked Unit could do this: his day-to-day form is an unassuming robot, until Bender starts to insult him and he telescopes into his ''pro-wrestler'' form.

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** Also in Futurama, the Masked Unit could do this: his day-to-day form is an unassuming robot, until Bender starts to insult him and he telescopes into his ''pro-wrestler'' form. (Strangely for a comic spot, this is one of the most realistic examples on the page, as the transformation only consists of [[FakeMuscles taking up more space]] and changing voice pitch. Robot pro-wrestling is [[{{Kayfabe}} entertainment]], after all.)

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