No Right Answer: Best Giant Ever: Robots vs Monsters

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Best Giant Ever: Robots vs Monsters

Sometimes pop culture just gives us low-hanging fruit. With a movie like Pacific Rim, how can we not pit robots vs monsters together?

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ZZoMBiE13

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Gotta go with Giant Monsters. All the best robots are piloted by people, and people suck.
 

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<spoiler= Best Giant>http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2010/27/4359_126469026686.jpg
Also internet does not have enough Marx Brothers call outs.
 

Fayathon

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Chicks dig giant robots, it's gotta be true, it's in a goddamn song.


Also seriously disappointed by the lack of MEGAS in this argument. (Besides the one image.)
 

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Giant robot all the way! Also Kyle, how can you forget the Cloverfield monster or King Kong?
 
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Giant Monsters would have won if you struck out from Japanese cinema. There's giant monsters everywhere: Giant spiders, giant sharks, etc. Why? Because we're afraid that someone is gonna spill some radioactive ooze and we'll be up to our eyeballs in nightmare creatures. No one 'accidentally' creates a giant death-bot.

(They do sometimes make giant robots that accidentally turn evil, but they should have seen that coming.)
 

GamemasterAnthony

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I think Andre the Giant actually counts as a giant monster. At least...that was his schtick in the WWE. (Called the WWF back before the World Wildlife Fund got the derp virus and copyrighted the initials.)

CAPTCHA: hear me roar!

In all lower case? You're doing it wrong, Captcha!
 

Lightknight

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The idea that so many of the giant robot examples are built in the image of monsters is a pretty significant point that he made. I wonder why dragons haven't come into play. They are both giant monsters and pilotable.

I also think sentient robots (Iron Giant) significantly outweigh pilotable ones and are, perhaps, both Robots and Monsters in their own right.
 

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Grimlock proves that giant robot dinosaurs are always better than giant monsters.
 

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Giant Robots always win. Why? Because even though they try to be giant monsters, they try to be BETTER giant monsters. What can Godzilla do that Mechagodzilla can't (besides beat Godzilla)? Nothing, you hear me?! NOTHING!

Also, we got two giant robots that will always triumph over giant monsters. They are...

1. The Iron Giant. Nothing beats the Giant. Also it is voiced by Vin Diesel. (Seriously, Iron Giant 2 please!)
2. The MEGAS. To put it simply, the MEGAS is awesomeness roboticized. You would sell your first-born child to the devil to pilot that thing. There is not a person alive who would say "I don't want to pilot the MEGAS." If you do, allow me to give you this certificate that verifies that YOU DO NOT EXIST.

 

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Funny thing about Andre the Giant... He played BOTH a monster



AND a robot!



That just so happens to be disguised as a monster.
 

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The lack of EVAs (wich are kinda/sorta monsters themselves), Megas-XLR and Symbionic Titan greatly dissapoints me.

I always digged giant robots more than giant monsters, I've never felt sympathetic for a giant monster before (except maybe King Kong), I just like them as antagonists, a giant punching bag and a great excuse to clean out the dust from our giant robots and take them out for a ride.
 

DTWolfwood

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My money is always on Giant Robots. They are just works of fictional art!

all of the Japanese mechas look great. all the lumbering giants of western style mechs look great.

Giant monsters are just ugly :p
 

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"Now the interenet is gonna implode and kill me, i never really liked all those giant robots.." -my internet actually crashed right after he said that- XD
 

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Fayathon said:
Chicks dig giant robots, it's gotta be true, it's in a goddamn song.


Also seriously disappointed by the lack of MEGAS in this argument. (Besides the one image.)
Actually I was sure Megas would ba a contrargument for the "robots are without personality"
 

Elijah Newton

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You have giant monster hands... yet you took them off. I don't understand why someone, having something as awesome as those, would ever voluntarily remove them.

"You can take my monster hands when you pry them off my cold, dead... no. Nope, changed my mind. Not even then."
 

kailus13

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Kyle should win simply for being able to drink while wearing monster hands.

Robots are better 'cause they can do anything than monsters can do, and do it better.
 

Stalydan

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Here's how it can be decided. Which ever one is the coolest to fight against wins.

Sure giant robots are cool but it's usually with another giant robot. Giant monsters on the other hand... Shadow of the Colossus anyone?
 

Fayathon

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Reqviemus said:
Fayathon said:
Chicks dig giant robots, it's gotta be true, it's in a goddamn song.


Also seriously disappointed by the lack of MEGAS in this argument. (Besides the one image.)
Actually I was sure Megas would ba a contrargument for the "robots are without personality"
Robots don't need personality to be awesome, true story.