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PERFECT MECHA by Nidaram PERFECT MECHA by Nidaram
Three years old but I dug it up again and felt like I should share it with my Deviantart buddies :D

This was drawn in response to criticisms about "physics" and "realism" and "durability" in regards to some of my early frame-torso ideas. Basically it represents what the average mecha "fan" considers to be the perfect robot based on 4chan /m/ whining as well as some fanart/official mecha design conventions I saw at the time (people looooove gatling guns and Tachikoma eyes).

Most of this isn't as witty anymore and some of it is inconsistent with my own work. Also it's kind of angry but I feel like there's still truth to it.

And yeah, there's a spelling error.

It also kind of looks like a Tieren.

It's all in jest.
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:iconkaustos:
Kaustos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Holy crap it's Go-kun!
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Rayquaza384 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
lol its on tv tropes ^-^
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BurnFairy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
...and this is why I loved Saga Frontier. =3
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RougeGunner Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Do you suppose it is ironic that this is kind of cool? I mean not exactly in a "used by a main protagonist" cool way, but in a "this is what the BBEG needs to send mooks out in when he wants to show the heroes must absolutely crap their pants" sort of way.
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TheLastHokuten Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool. Got here from TvTropes and was surprised when it dumped me here. I only just signed up a couple days ago and I've never frequented the site much. :P

The whole thing is too funny. Gotta love them chainguns.
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HaroldPotter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this, btw. It's so perfectly tongue in cheek.
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8DemensionStudios Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I always thought the mech designs from Zone of Enders made the most sense, even though they look like nothing that would be in our world. Mechs in reality are a horrifyingly boring thing.
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Cloak-and-Dagger42 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The best video game mech designs are probably from Gungriffon, since they were all designed with the intention of being actually possible in real life.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Missing mandatory back-heavy dinglehoppers.
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SimKoning Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
It's always bugged me how people learn about tanks, then conflate the issue of ground pressure, something that is primarily a problem for tracked or wheeled vehicles, with something that walks; the two situations are quite different. To put it in perspective, the largest land animals that ever lived (sauropods) weighed up to 100 tons, yet their feet were only a few feet wide. Tracked vehicles can dig themselves into the ground like a giant dirt chainsaw if their tracks are too narrow, walking things don't have that problem...
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GhostBirdofPrey Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
o hai
TVTropes sent me.
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Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've created the "perfect mecha" too, only mine is a super robot. It's name is Gokaitron.
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HohenheimOL Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lost it when I saw the Animal Farm reference.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
you know your my hero. link to an argument i think you should see: [link] they where like, well i think gundam style units are ridiculous, mechawarrior units make perfect logic! and then they try, and utterly fail to convince me as such, while i crush there arguments. so i say, why not go with gundam style, since you now know that mechs in the first place are completely ridiculous. so im going to design a bunch of differnt types, mechawarrior, armored core ish, and gundam ish. deal wiht it.
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Rotaken Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
laughed my ass off
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GigaDrillSpider Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Nice pic. The labels made me laugh. I see Burger King is in the business of weapon manufacturing now.
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AyanamiXIV Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Preach the truth, brother!
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:iconharvov:
Harvov Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
So true
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kurisama Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lol - just saw this pop up in my faves list - still awesome :D
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karanua Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao:
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pentecil Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
effin' hilarious, as well as a true :D i wonder what the coolness ratio is for missile racks
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Uchikoma Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Depends. If the missiles are verical launch types, then they gain coolness and functionality points for being omni-directional... though in UC gundam-verse they would be completely ineffective
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Wolf99x Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Favorited just because it's hilarious. I may not always agree with the aesthetic someone has with mech designs but I enjoy when people cut down their detractors in a funny manner.
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dracostarcloud Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
It needs to be updated with a drill. :p
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Shady-Kitsune Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
I think this is what's called a "Spider Tank" type of mech...
It isn't? Well it should.. Despie it only has half the legs of a spider, unless it has 4 other extended "limbs" (gatlng guns work!) then it's a spider mech! :XD:
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MonkeydanceGuy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I laughed out loud at "Four legs good, two legs bad". The burger king sponsor logo is a nice touch.
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Threvlin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
/salutes the brilliance. Then proceeds to lol.

Awesome work, well thought out and understandable :P
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ulvdemon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Too funny! :)
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Awesome. Just awesome.

Reminds me why I always gotta have fun doing this stuff...or at least try to.
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Nidaram Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, mecha (and art in general) is best when you just cut loose and have fun.
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kurisama Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
A-ha-ha-ha-ha-aaaa-HHA-HAAA-AAAHHAAAA!!!!

Awesome, and so true. I like ur mechs :D
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ONB-6 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Shit, it does look like something from the People's Reform League, doesn't it? Looks like it was designed by a pack of tasteless Communists. Really says something about /m/, doesn't it?

Really, it's kind of an uncanny valley thing with giant robots, isn't it? The more realistic they become, the more you wonder why they bother with something so ostentatious when a main battle tank would be just as good.

Personally, I think in a wierd way G Gundam had the most realistic mechs. After all, if you're not using a motion capture interface, why bother with a humanoid design in the first place?
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Nidaram Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, all giant robots are unrealistic and "realism" is still at best a design convention and style trend (even in Gasaraki, FLAG, etc.).

So you might as well have fun with it!
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grid-gunner Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Fear his victory pose!
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Illsteir Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Will there be a "3x fast" version?
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crazywrench Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Wait, do you mean "Char Custom"?
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marklungo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
You should have used Pizza Hut for one of the ad banners--then your mecha could have been used on Code Geass. ;-)
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coffee-ping Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
ur design is cute XD
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Spex84 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
lol! I totally agree with the gatling guns.
I'm amazed at the number of times I had to explain to my friends or co-workers that gatling guns _suck_.
Not because they are inherently lame--they're actually incredibly awesome in their pure function.
Gatling guns suck because they are the default "superprojectileweapon", tainted by so many thoughtless creature, character, and vehicle designs. Need a meaner zombie nazi? Add a gatling gun. Need your anthro wolf cyborg to be more badass? Make one of his hands a gatling.
Is your camaro kinda boring? Add two gatlings! And remember, gatlings don't need ammo boxes or anything. The barrels do all the work :D
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PuppetChaos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
What if they're laser gatling guns?
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Uchikoma Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Then we shall replace ammo boxes with capacitors, a miniature nuclear reactor, and/or disposable charge boxes to facilitate the power drain of sufficiently powerful laser weapons.
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demonfiren Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
See: Fallout.
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coffee-ping Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
interesting point :D
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RenMoraes Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
. . .

Yeah !! Mark II is always the best !

I would like to know how would look an mecha sponsored by Mc donald's . XD

Honestly i think is foolishness trying to dictate an ideal and "realistic" mecha concept. An great example who goes against this, is the Beast- Gods-cosmic - Titans - Mechas of Yoji Shinkawa , especially in Z.O.E .


Establish an rigid pattern for concepts, only dameage creativity .



An little mecha concept form mine : [link] , Comments welcomed !
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AjDrawer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
I see many spitefull comment there... (snickers).

Have you made a more serious model?
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Jim1088 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Burger King?

so they sponserd some of the parts :D

epic mech lol
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blackswordsman28 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Needs more Drill
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xiquiel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
haha nice one!
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GJupiter Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So you were the one that made this originally? I love it so much.
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Guncannon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Lulz, people sure love dem gats :D
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