Everyone's always talking about their most beloved weapons, but how about defensive systems?
Energy fields, physical shields, deflection systems all welcome, if it keeps an attack from melting your face it's fair game.
Did someone just say DEFENSE?
The best defenses are the ones that can be used for offense as well.
I always thought this thing was fucking cool for the Shinkiro. All the KMFs tended to just get more and more weapon systems, but when this fucker came on the scene, it was like a big fuck you to everyone. But that's just in the way of energy shields.
Motherfucking Alex's Chobham armor is one of the coolest sets of armor of all time for me. Just that plain military gray and bulky look. A lot of the Full Armor Gundam MSVs that have a similar look like that are awesome too, but they can't compete with the Alex.
It shocks me this tech didn't really go anywhere in the Wing universe, planet defensors were the shit.
I liked that it required an onboard autist to mash a keyboard in order to work. I have no idea what the fuck calculations a human could possibly be doing better than a computer but hey, it was a neat concept.
The holonic armour on the Zega units was sort of similar, but that was more of an always on thing, the co-pilot just dealt with balancing the energy used on shielding or weapons.
Who needs a shield when you can make one out of thin air.
Goddamn its defense was bullshit.
Spoilers I guess if you haven't read the manga.
>Shield with thrusters and cameras
Such simple additions and it becomes so much more effective than any other UC shield.
Until Banana's magic shield funnels of course.
Water Shield is probably the best Shield Weapon in classic Mega Man, was a while since i last marathoned the series, but i know i liked it back when i played, im pretty sure i disliked the Dust/Junk ones though.
Mah nigga. How powerful are the barriers on the Valkyries would you say? Could they shrug off almost an projectile?
>How the fuck did those little metal spinner shields in early 00 work?
When the computer detects an incoming projectile, it rotates the rod to the right angle to intercept the shot. It can cover the same area as a solid shield with much less weight, which is important for relatively limited flying MS like the Flag.
The Nu's funnel barrier was pretty rad.
But the Unicorn had some pretty impressive defense too. Shield funnels and an I-Field? That's up there with the GP03 as far as defenses go.
Mazinkaiser is still where it's at. Can't stop Kabuto Kouji.
Mobility aid, could use the cameras to actually see what's in front of you without having to pop your main camera into the firing line, and you could basically do a rocket shield bash with it.
>2x beam shields
>mega beam shield with shield funnels
>motherfucking Wings of Light
>gold-plated anti-beam parts
this thing had LAYERS of defenses.
>Being so decadent that you not only have a solid gold MS, but you fuck with the GN drives so they output solid gold GN particles for no reason other than to display your wealth
Rolling Shield, imo. Went to fight Sigma with all Sub Tanks full thanks to it.
Almost forgot, the Proto Shield was pretty rad too.
That's from X.
>absolutely no armor or bulk whatsoever because MUH SPEED
>only that small beam knife for offense
>in battle, starts on the upper hand against Garrod
>all jumping around not being caught and shit
>at the first moment Garrod manages a hit, with the fucking vulcans, the suit gets utterly shredded
It was a funny fight.
Technically, it was two hits. First Garrod blocks one of his beam knife attacks with the Buster Rifle, it explodes and throws the suit into a building, then Garrod spams the vulcans.
>I liked that it required an onboard autist to mash a keyboard in order to work.
Yeah, that was a very neat. I don't think there's many mecha that have keyboard controls. Impractical as fuck, but it looked cool.
Not very /m/ related(one could argue with Chachamaru and the Chao saga it vaguely counts) but pic related was cool.
Alternately probably Minovsky stuff like that time in 0079 when the white base went between two mountains so the particles bounced off and made it shielded.
i like primal/assault armor.
the concept of a sheild made of radiation was pretty cool.
Gaia's defenses give me a boner. First there's that amazing barrier...
And even if you manage to avoid that, good luck even scratching the paint with a direct attack.
Seeing it needing to do nothing but stand still to defeat the other gods was so satisfying.
I-Field or bust.