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Power Armor is a mecha term commonly used to describe full body armor that not only protects, but enhances physical capabilities. Unlike regular body armor, this includes some form of powered exoskeleton or power_suit to act as mechanical muscle, reducing the user's amount of work to do just about anything. A common form of armor in science_fiction, especially in space environments - a popular example is Samus_Aran.
One of the first appearances of power armor in science fiction was in the novel Starship_Troopers (1959).
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