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Lyra's Mech by Foxi-5 Lyra's Mech by Foxi-5
And... another quickie lo-res paint. Lyra's mech.

Who would have guessed that Lyra is a hand to hand, brawling expert? What better pilot and mech to help the Princess of the Night's weapons ballista?

Now they can go chase Queen Chrysalis together...

Luna’s Mech -> Night Wraith [link]
Lyra's Mech -> Lyrian Brawler [link]
Rainbow Dash’s Mech -> Thunderbow [link]
Derpy’s Mech -> Crossfire [link]
Big Mac’s Mech -> Hellshock [link]
Applejack’s Mech -> Chaos Maul [link]
Fluttershy's Mech -> Razorwing [link]
Pinkie Pie's Mech -> Overkill [link]
Twilight’s Mech -> Adjudicator [link]

Yes, you can repost if desired. (However it's not to be used for commercial purposes)

Consolidated Edits:

It's called the Lyrian Brawler.

Why is Princess Celestia face-hoofing? She is in recall mode; the royal psychologist told her that Luna should meet new friends and engage in team building exercises to help develop her interpersonal skills. However, she just didn't realize that it would lead to something like this...
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:iconfalagur:
Falagur Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
its cool
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:iconrainbowfallout:
Rainbowfallout Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
*Peaks* Looks like a 80-tonner, no particularly heavy parts aside from the arms 4 LRM 6s and a pair of AC/2s, 4 SRMs,
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Could be Rotary Autocannons! Then it would be quite heavy!
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:iconrainbowfallout:
Rainbowfallout Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Rotary or no, building a mech to fight like the Atlas when it's meant for brawling isn't a good idea
An 80-ton, lightly armed mech with heavy armor should be able to move fast, take hits, and get into manhandling range better.
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Agreed. Victor is a good example.
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:iconfujin777:
Fujin777 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, the team building exercises would lead to this stuff: mechs baby yeah!!!
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:iconr36ular-6uy:
R36ULAR-6UY Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I only have one problem with this hand-to-hand specialist mech... The hands have no wrists, and the fingers can't bend backwards a lot. This would pose a problem if there was a mech punch coming and there wasn't time for a block, but rather the need for a grapple was needed (where the defender uses a palm to absorb a hit), this mech would not be able to do such thing. Otherwise this could do well at just about everything else. Nice work.
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HaloRecons12 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ah....an MLP and a Mechwarrior Fan.   Love it, :)
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:iconmaverik-soldier:
Maverik-Soldier Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder why the mech is bipedal. Mechs are more or less thought to follow humanoid shape to be easier to understand how to balance them and all that...

Not to menction that quadrupedal mechs also exist and are cool. :3

Sample: www.sarna.net/wiki/images/e/e8…

Cool mech nevertheless...
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:iconr36ular-6uy:
R36ULAR-6UY Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Those are some big hands...
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:iconfoxkristen:
foxkristen Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
This is the Mecha I seek, the Lyra is undoubtedly the best ever!
go Lyra GO! =D
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:iconavlead:
AVLead Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Celestia facehoof I am a dummy!
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:iconkuronekoking:
kuronekoking Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Writer
we are doomed if she goes eldar... or even tau... nah... tau would be cool!
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:iconeune7:
EUNE7 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They might as well make pacific rim a pony version vid or animated version
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:iconeune7:
EUNE7 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dat mech pacfic rim was awesome
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:icontzone5000:
Tzone5000 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Nice.
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:icondeathwatch116:
Deathwatch116 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Made a story out of MLP, so 'id like to see what Bronies think of it. And don't worry this isn't some stupid hate thing. Legit story.
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:icondeathwatch116:
Deathwatch116 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Not a brony (Don't hate bronies either) but respect to you for turning the badassery up a ton of notches
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:iconpilotsolaris:
PilotSolaris Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:iconpilotsolaris::iconsaysplz: Developed alongside the TX-172 "Night Wraith"-class Combat Battle Walker, the TX-189 "Lyrian Brawler"-class Antimecha Battle Walker was designed to get up close and personal with Changeling "Super-Strider"-class Attack Mechas during the Changeling War while still being able to neutralize a target from a distance. While it saw little action in the Changeling War contrary to its "sister" Battle Walker, the TX-172, its impact was still felt and the "Lyrian Brawler" still stands as a favorite in popular culture, with many fillies and colts playing "Lyrian Brawler" as a pastime. When the Crystal War broke out, the TX-189 became, alongside its "sister", the TX-172, the most commonly seen "Pony" Line Battle Walker on the battlefield due to its ability to take down even the CV-102 "Destroyer"-class Juggernaut Mecha used by King Sombra's forces. While it primarily relies on its hands and its massive combat "knife" and "sword", its arsenal includes 2 shoulder-mounted Gatling Cannons, 1 shoulder-mounted Antiaircraft Missile Launcher, 1 back-mounted Missile Pod, and 2 arm-mounted Light Railcannons, as well as 2 standard cockpit-mounted antipersonnel machine guns.
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:iconreinsonicfan309:
ReinSonicFan309 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wtf man just robots not ponys -_-
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:iconfoxi-5:
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
:iconohlunaplz::iconsaysplz:Alas fair citizen. Thy robots would neigh exist without ponies for inspiration.
:iconshockedlunaplz::iconsaysplz:Tis better to have at least robots and ponies, than to have naught inspiration and nothing to show?
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:iconmissethesummerneko12:
MissetheSummerNeko12 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
???: HEY!
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:iconfierce-dities-link:
Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
I bet her favorite part of that awesome mech is the hands, right? :D
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:iconfoxi-5:
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
:iconhappylyraplz:
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:iconfierce-dities-link:
Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
I knew it! Lyra is awesome!
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:iconsinneththehedgehog:
SinnethTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
That's no Mech, that's a Space Station!
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:iconmkbalefire:
MKBalefire Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
MOTHER. OF. GOD. **drops his slushie**

I'd sell my soul, both legs, my left nut, and right kidney to play around with that for just an hour. . . Screw it, take one of my eyes too. It would be worth it. I think I'm in love.
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:iconchakrafox21:
Chakrafox21 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I just noticed that lyras mech has the largest hands out of all of them
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:iconacebird1234:
acebird1234 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow nw that is pretty amazing piece of artwork;nice job.
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:icongummy-gundam:
gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Love the color scheme and the big fists.
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:icongummy-gundam:
gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Your mech designs are solid. I enjoy looking at them, they are pleasing to the eye. Your backgrounds add to the overall picture. And I like the pony flight suits!
I have a question....You say this is a hand to hand combat mech, why so mqany "long range" weapons?
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:iconfoxi-5:
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
SRM's, Medium Lasers, Heavy Gatling(Close range). :)
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:icongummy-gundam:
gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Rodger that one!
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:icondragonkingofthestars:
dragonkingofthestars Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
nice work but i have one 5,000$ question...

why would they make bipeds?

We think meks should be bipeds because we are self are bi pedal, conversely pony's being quadrupeds would make four legged meks.
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:iconfoxi-5:
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
:iconlunamlpplz::iconsaysplz:Well citizen, thy ponies do possess four legs, but thy front hooves allow for a utility need.
:iconohlunaplz::iconsaysplz:Plus many ponies possess magical talents, and such a feature wouldst resemble a mechanical tentacle in operation to lift things.
:iconprincesslunaummplz::iconsaysplz:By combining thy front hooves and using Lyra's favourite, hands and fingers, we can indeed mimic magical levitation of objects, in a sense, whilst providing the utility function.
:iconlunaughtyplz::iconsaysplz:A four legged, tentacle armed, pony mech just didn't quite seem appropriate, after our initial designs scarred thy young children of Canterlot.
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:iconshaymin99:
shaymin99 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish to join that mech squadron
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:iconkrieger559:
Krieger559 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Yeah definately a brawler, those fists were made to crush.
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:icongoth-of-whoville:
goth-of-whoville Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Of course, Lyra had to have the emphasis on the hands lol. I love how all the mechs I've seen from this series so far have the whole "slim waist/ bruiser core" shape ^^.
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EmoBronyBusters54312 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconcommanderex:
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Poor Chrysalis, and all she wanted was to feed her subjects.

I m not sure do killing entire race what is already dying from hunger as no pony will give tham love freely is somethink else than pure evil, even if you go with excuse that it is to put tham out of missery.
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Armaments! I need an armament list! This looks bucking AMAZING!
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Well done.

Could imagine this as a scene from Equine Commander.
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:iconlunar-flame-nlc:
Lunar-Flame-NLC Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Supreme commander reference! Well done my good man.
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Equine commander with four or five factions!
Only a neigh sayer would not see how the fun is doubled and then doubled again!
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:iconlunar-flame-nlc:
Lunar-Flame-NLC Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well let the EDF (Equestrian Defence Force)
 troops march to victory!
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
I need to know how to draw mechs.
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:iconnutjobgto:
NutjobGTO Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I'm wondering what the sprint on this thing is.

And I love how there's almost no long-barrel weapons on this, other than the forearm and shoulder guns, and the shoulder guns look like they rotate, so everything gets out of the way once it closes to contact range.

Pick your target, shoot on the move to keep it pinned while you close, then take it to the ground.
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:iconunicorn9927:
unicorn9927 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Celestia face hoof lol
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:iconcoun7roland:
Coun7Roland Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
That's one helluva MLRS...0.O
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:iconfoxi-5:
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
What's an MLRS?
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