Mecha Mania: The Greatest Giant Robots of All Time
Enter stage left, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Not only does each individual Ranger have their own, customized, animal inspired robot, but they combine to form the Megazord! Megazord is a building sized bot with a shield made from the head of a giant robotic mastodon and an electrified power sword that does some serious damage.
Not to get too nerdy on you, but there are actually a lot of Megazord variations made up of a variety of Zord combinations. But, for all intents and purposes, we’ll give the nod to the OG Megazord.
When you think of giant robots, you think bulky machines with heavy weapons and little mobility. While that description may fit most mecha, it can’t describe the sleek, slim builds of the Evangelion Units, EVAs for short, from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Created for the sole purpose of defending the last bastion of humanity, Tokyo-3, from the Angel threat, the EVAs are humanoid robots piloted by orphaned teenagers, in which they share a psychic link with. As confusing as it sounds, their origins only gets weirder from there — but that story is for another list.
Despite their slim build, the EVAs are some of the most powerful robots on this list. Their feats of strength include catching a massive star-shaped monstrosity from orbit, and throwing a spear so hard that it broke orbit and embed itself into the Moon.
The EVAs prove that, in the world of giant robots, judging a mech by its robotic exterior can have dire consequences.
The Sentinels were created for a singular purpose: to hunt and destroy the mutants of the Marvel’s X-Men universe. They are autonomous, (though only a few of them are actually self-aware) incredibly powerful, and dangerous.
Their superior strength coupled with their ability to fly long distances very quickly strikes fear in every mutant trying to evade them. Oh, they also possess the ability to shoot lasers and can sense the presence of mutants from a long way off, too. They can show up anywhere and anytime.
Sure, Wolverine’s mantle is full of “de-commissioned” Sentinel scalps, but that doesn’t make them any less scary. Just be happy that you live in this universe and not the Marvel one. That is, unless you enjoy running for your life!