HL-96 Tyrant 2000 (Movie version)


Model number: HL-96
Code name: Tyrant 2000
Unit type: construction labor
Manufacturer: Hishii Heavy Industries
Operator: civilians
Rollout: December 1995 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 8.02 meters; overall width 4.72 meters
Weight: standard 12.03 metric tons; full 12.65 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced material (aluminum/steel)
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 3.7 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 7.0 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; HOS (hyper operating system)
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

The HL-96 Tyrant 2000 was a heavy duty construction labor produced by Hishii Heavy Industries. The Tyrant’s powerful body made it well-suited to construction, and it could match the power of the AV-98 Ingram. Because the Tyrant was so widely used across Tokyo, it was often stolen and used in labor crime. In 1999, a Tyrant working in an urban area went berserk and ignored its pilot’s instructions. Collateral damage was multiplied when gun maniac Ingram pilot Isao Ota of the Tokyo police’s SV2 engaged the rogue labor. Although unknown at the time, the Tyrant incident was an early example of a hidden program in Shinohara Heavy Industries’ new hyper operating system that caused labors to go berserk under certain situations.

First appearance: Patlabor the Movie
Original mechanical designer:
 Yutaka Izubuchi



Patlabor the Movie Info

Mamoru Oshii

Kazunori Ito

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yutaka Izubuchi
Shoji Kawamori
Yoshinori Sayama
Takehiko Ito

Character Designer:
Akemi Takada

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

1 movie

Theatrical Release:
Japan 07.15.1989


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