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Offline Gomess

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"Mantid (a 30-foot robot praying mantis)"
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:58:59 AM »
This exact quotation gets 10 results on Google, including Wikipedia's article on the Turok franchise. But... is it legit?

I'll admit to having not read *all* of Unity, or the early 90s Tal'set comics, but I've read a fair few and seen not even a hint that this "Mantid" exists. Bionisaurs? Check. Pirates? Sure. Hitler? Why not. But can anyone give an issue reference for this 30-foot robot praying mantis??

I'm willing to be surprised here, but something about the phrasing of the whole paragraph I got this line from doesn't sit right with me.

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Re: "Mantid (a 30-foot robot praying mantis)"
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 10:13:59 PM »
It doesn't exist! :V

Wikipedia and TVTropes are both massively incorrect about the plot of Valiant's Dinosaur Hunter series, and I have no idea where it came from either. It's like they took that story, mashed it up with the games, and added a bit of Magnus, Robot Fighter and called it a day.

But yeah, whoever it was is mistaken and is splicing the comics and the game together.

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Re: "Mantid (a 30-foot robot praying mantis)"
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 12:45:25 AM »
I knew it! Sometimes you've gotta trust your gut.

It's a shame that one person's misrememberings can end up being reproduced word for word across various websites with no one actually bothering to check - I was wracking my brain about having 'missed' this supposed story arc of Tal'set and Andar fighting giant robot Mantids on a post-apocalyptic Earth.

...Though now I'm curious whether there may be a giant robot called Mantid in Robot Fighter... Hmm.

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Re: "Mantid (a 30-foot robot praying mantis)"
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 02:07:05 PM »
« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 02:07:26 PM by Dinomite »

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