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I recall seeing somewhere that the Mecha fight between Japan and the US has been cancelled. Should we remove that part from the main article?
Given that this site already has a page for Golem, why are there so many golem entries on here?
There can definitely be overlap, like a fantastic setting treating a magically animated statue as effectively a piloted Humongous Mecha, or Golurk from Pokemon who is a Mazinger Z Shout-Out.
In the Fan Works tab, shouldn't we remove the works where Mechas appear in the source material too? I mean, otherwise we would have to add every single Harry Potter fanfiction to Magic Wands...
Could the Baba Yaga's house that walks around on bird legs be considered the fantasy equivalent of a mecha?
Kind of a stretch, I would say.
Not sure whether to add Science Ninja Team Gatchaman to the list. The bad guys used a LOT of mechas of various kinds in the series (pick an animal, especially an creepy one, and it's probably been a mecha), but I'm not sure if it really fits the trope.
If it's big and it's mecha, it fit the trope. Go ahead.
(edit:silly me, replied to three years old thread...)
I'd like to suggest some line-defining as far as mecha, vehicles, and powered armor go.
Mechs are vehicles that use some form of legs as a (typically primary) form of movement.
A mech is different from a robot in that a mech is a vehicle, while a robot is autonomous or indirectly controlled. A walking machine controlled from the outside that does not transport its pilot is not a mech.
A mech is different from a powered armour because a powered armour directly assists your body’s movements, while a mech is controlled indirectly (whether this is through mo-cap, a neurohelmet a-la-Battletech, or pure hand controls).
What do you all think?
Is it just me, or are there VERY few female main protagonists in the genre as a whole? I know that piloting giant robots is seen as kind of a manly thing, and I know that nearly every series has a secondary or at the very least backup pilot who's a girl, but really. Gunbuster (and Diebuster by extension), Dancougar Nova, Geneshaft, Idolmaster Xenoglossia, Cosprayers and Sky Girls are the only examples I can think of. Considering that three, MAYBE four of those aren't very well known at all, that Cosprayers is listed in So Bad Its Horrible, and that this is a genre with hundreds of entries based around it, and it's somewhat surprising.
Incorrect data on the humongus mecha
I would like to point out a problem with the comment about Viewtiful joe homaging Gurren lagen since Joe came out first Gurren Lagan is actually doing the homage to six majin not vice versa like pointed out
Isn't Mazinger Z more Super Robot than Humongus Mecha?
Yeah, but this is the Super Trope for that, so it can be included on this page, and it's the Trope Maker for Humongous Mecha anyway.
Took a scalpel to the article removing some natter in the Star Wars and film section
I also decided to
Changed line 142 from:
Mainly because it ruined the flow of the article. Talk about impracticality and such should be at the top of the page
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