What’s the best Sci-fi armor out there?
There’s a huge amount of options in this category of sci-fi soldier uniforms, and it’s probably one of the most fun blog posts I can think about. After all, who doesn’t want to see the cool army uniforms of the future? We already covered an entrant from an unlikely source (Lost in Space), so will leave that one out .
Master Chief – Mjolnir Mark 5 Uniform
Now, there were plenty of variants we could have gone for from our friend John 117. But the Mark 5 went through a lot against the odds. The upgraded armour had more of a chance, it was stronger, the shields charged faster and the HUD was better… which all makes it so much less satisfying to make it through a library like level. The Mark 5 had character. It was clunky, chunky and a pretty awful shade of green, but it was so “ineffective against the flood” as The Monitor notified us, that it made us feel even better to grab that damn Index. Anniversary version shown here in full glory.
Corporal Hicks – United States Colonial Marine Core Uniform
Hicks was just awesome, and in fact this armour really didn’t help the guys out that much. But it had some cool tracking sensors on the guns and a mike, yes a mike, built into the helmet in 2179. So advanced huh? It also held up against alien blood for quite a while. It also had some terrific shin pads. Presumably the marines played soccer on their breaks.
Iron Man – Mark 1 Armour
Now, we could have gone for anything right up to Iron Man Mark 37, or whatever it is that Mr Stark is up to. But the best moment in the series for me, was seeing the genius himself construct an ergonomic piece of armour capable of protecting him from machine guns and giving him the strength to blast through a small army. The style is pretty well maintained right up to the latest Hulk Buster version.
Colonel Bill Cage – Marine armor
I’m so reluctant to put anything with Tom Cruise in any blog post. The guy drives me crazy playing himself in every movie. Let’s have some variety Tom! And yes, the armor is actually ridiculous. The recoil from the weapons would rip those spindly stems right off the suit every time. But, it’s still a Mech style armour, and that makes it pretty fun. A good variety of weapons on every suit helps too.
Colonel Zod Uniform
Sucky movie, I mean, if I wanted to watch a ball smash into something for an hour I would play pinball. It’s more fun. Anyway, Zod’s armor featured a cool HUD and was undamaged after a battle with Superman. Unlike my hope for a good Superman movie.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Military Uniform
The questions is, is this an exo-suit or armour? Either way it nicely resembles current military uniform and essentially looks bitchin. Unfortunately I don’t know a lot more about it, but we’ll find out soon whether it deserves to be on this list.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Daedric armor
Tough to pick just one, but you can’t get any more beastly, or evil looking than the Deadric armor. It’s intimidating, dark, and features unnecessary sharp spikes creeping up on the shoulders (don’t jump the guy). Combined with the Sauron style face, it’s pretty terrifying.
Dead Space – Resource Integration Gear
Not strictly armor, but bloody effective, and upgradable. Instantly recognisable in the helmet with an oddly three lined viewing section that glows it protected Isaac throughout from zombie like attackers. Also useful in a vacuum.
Crysis – Nanosuit Armour
Probably the best armor in the list, and definitely an exoskeleton. It’s nimble, with rechargeable energy and it’s one of the best looking protective uniforms you could ever hope to see. The red section in the helmet is particularly striking and it can give abs and pecks to any soldier if you’re a little vain. Able to vary itself based on your attacking preferences it’s infinitely flexible in what it gives the user.
I’m sure you’ll have you’re own favourites, and obviously it’s an important topic, so offer yours up in the discussion section below.