History Characters / TheBigO

8th Jul '17 3:23:32 PM Tehrannotaur
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* NoisyRobots: To emphasize her being an android, she makes whirring noises whenever she moves.



* ReiAyanamiExpy: Teenage girl, short hair, mysterious past, an android intended as a ReplacementGoldfish for her creator's deceased granddaughter, pale skin, emotionless; all she's missing is the blue hair.

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* ReiAyanamiExpy: Teenage girl, short hair, mysterious past, an android intended as a ReplacementGoldfish for her creator's deceased granddaughter, pale skin, emotionless; emotionless, and as an added bonus, her first name starts with an R; all she's missing is the blue hair.



* ThreeLawsCompliant: Being that she's a ShoutOut to Isaac Asimov, this is somewhat expected, although she follows this to varying levels. She's clearly First Law compliant, such as during a fight with Alan Gabriel, whose status as robot or human is unclear, when she initially fights back very little and appears to be losing. She asks him whether he's a human or a robot like her, and he answers jokingly, "I'm the boogeyman!" Apparently taking this as a literal statement that he's not human (and therefore violence against him would not violate the First Law), she finally starts fighting him (for reference, Alan is later revealed to be a cyborg). She also is presumably Third Law compliant as well, and she's generally quite loyal and helpful (if [[ServileSnarker sarcastic]]). But when she gets it in her head to do something like play loud piano to wake up her oversleeping employer, no amount of Second Law cajoling will stop her.

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* ThreeLawsCompliant: Being that she's a ShoutOut to Isaac Asimov, this is somewhat to be expected, although she follows this to varying levels. She's clearly First Law compliant, such as during a fight with Alan Gabriel, whose status as robot or human is unclear, when she initially fights back very little and appears to be losing. She asks him whether he's a human or a robot like her, and he answers jokingly, "I'm the boogeyman!" Apparently taking this as a literal statement that he's not human (and therefore violence against him would not violate the First Law), she finally starts fighting him (for reference, Alan is later revealed to be a cyborg). She also is presumably Third Law compliant as well, and she's generally quite loyal and helpful (if [[ServileSnarker sarcastic]]). But when she gets it in her head to do something like play loud piano to wake up her oversleeping employer, no amount of Second Law cajoling will stop her.
2nd Jul '17 3:34:26 AM GalahadPC
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* UnknownRival: WordOfGod suggests this is why Beck becomes increasingly unhinged through the show. With each encounter, Beck sees himself more and more as the only fitting adversary for Roger Smith and the Big O, while Roger regards Beck as just another criminal, albeit one who gets farther in over his head every time.

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* UnknownRival: WordOfGod suggests this is why Beck becomes increasingly unhinged through the show. With each encounter, Beck sees himself more and more as the only fitting adversary for Roger Smith and the Big O, while Roger regards Beck as just another criminal, albeit one who gets with a habit of getting farther in over his head every time.time. Considering he's up against the likes of Schwartzwald and Rosewater, it's no wonder Beck ultimately can't compete.
2nd Jul '17 3:24:33 AM GalahadPC
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* UnknownRival: WordOfGod suggests this is why Beck becomes increasingly unhinged through the show. With each encounter, Beck sees himself more and more as the only fitting adversary for Roger Smith and the Big O, while Roger regards Beck as just another criminal, albeit one who gets farther in over his head every time.
23rd Jun '17 10:33:32 PM CaptNoDad
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* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Dorothy on his watch. Even his patience his limits.

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* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Dorothy on his watch. Even his patience his has limits.
13th Jun '17 11:48:14 PM Tehrannotaur
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** It's evident that she can invoke or avert this trope ''intentionally'', i.e. either appear and behave very human, or very inhuman. And she often does the latter to simply tick off Roger.

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** It's evident that she can invoke or avert this trope ''intentionally'', i.e. either appear and behave very human, or very inhuman. And she often does the latter [[TheGadfly to simply tick off Roger.Roger]].



* ThreeLawsCompliant: Being that she's a ShoutOut to Isaac Asimov, this is somewhat expected, although she follows this to varying levels. She's clearly First Law compliant, such as during a fight with Alan Gabriel, whose status as robot or human is unclear, when she initially fights back very little and appears to be losing. She asks him whether he's a human or a robot like her, and he answers jokingly, "I'm the boogeyman!" Apparently taking this as a literal statement that he's not human (and therefore violence against him would not violate the First Law), she finally starts fighting him (for reference, Alan is later revealed to be a cyborg). She also is presumably Third Law compliant as well, and she's generally quite loyal and helpful (if [[ServileSnarker sarcastic]]). But when she gets it in her head to do something like play loud piano to wake up her oversleeping employer, no amount of Second Law cajoling will stop her.



* UncannyValleyGirl: Besides [[EmotionlessGirl all the]] [[CreepyMonotone above tropes]], some of her movements are...unsettling. See AnimationBump.
18th May '17 11:44:46 PM Tehrannotaur
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* PickYourHumanHalf: She plays with this. One one hand, she's clearly the most human-looking out of the androids but everything else of her is pretty much robotic. At the same time, however, choice of words, penchant for playing the piano, and tendency to mess with Roger at times show that there is much to to her than just her general emotionlessness. Plus, it's suggested that her robotic nature isn't a shortcoming of her programming or construction, but the effect the death of her "Father" had on her, which would be a ''very'' human reaction.
18th May '17 11:31:20 PM Tehrannotaur
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* DoAndroidsDream: Roger muses about this in regards to Dorothy for a while due to his early and quickly debunked assumption that she was emotionless, or that her "simulated" emotions wouldn't be convincing. [[spoiler:Being that she's a digital copy of the original Dorothy's mind,]] she doesn't appreaciate it and gets back at him by playing the piano loudly while Roger's trying to sleep.

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* DoAndroidsDream: Roger muses about this in regards to Dorothy for a while due to his early and quickly debunked assumption that she was emotionless, or that her "simulated" emotions wouldn't be convincing. [[spoiler:Being that she's a digital copy of the original Dorothy's mind,]] she doesn't appreaciate appreciate it and gets back at him by playing the piano loudly while Roger's trying to sleep.



* TheGadfly: She has a tendency to do this from time to time.



%%* PickYourHumanHalf
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Teenage girl, short hair, mysterious past, artificially created, pale skin, emotionless; all she's missing is the blue hair.

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%%* PickYourHumanHalf
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Teenage girl, short hair, mysterious past, artificially created, an android intended as a ReplacementGoldfish for her creator's deceased granddaughter, pale skin, emotionless; all she's missing is the blue hair.
30th Mar '17 1:45:10 PM DracoKanji
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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Negotiating must be QUITE a gig to keep his digs looking so fine.
* {{Robosexual}}: First {{lampshaded}} and discussed between him and R. Dorothy at the end of episode 9:

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* OlderThanHeLooks: Maybe. [[spoiler:He could be a "tomato", or one of the people behind the Event. It's hinted late in the series that he helped Gordon Rosewater start the Paradigm project but willfully erased his memories of doing so. If so, he'd be well over 60. However, this doesn't line up with memories from his childhood or the timeline of the series.]]
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Seemingly, but actually averted. Negotiating must be QUITE doesn't seem like a gig to keep high-profile job, but his digs looking so fine.
brand of "negotiation" often involves stopping groups from breaking out into inner city wars and at least once was implicated to pay quite well, with the briefcase of cash and all.
* {{Robosexual}}: {{Robosexual}}:
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First {{lampshaded}} and discussed between him and R. Dorothy at the end of episode 9:
30th Mar '17 1:29:41 PM DracoKanji
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* DoesntLikeGuns: He feels they're unbecoming of a gentleman.

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* DoesntLikeGuns: He feels they're unbecoming of a gentleman. Not that he'll ignore their occasional necessity, since there are a pair of them in the headlights of his CoolCar.
30th Mar '17 12:33:31 PM DracoKanji
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* DreadfulMusician: She'd probably be pretty good were it not for her stubborn insistence on playing every last note perfectly, which prevents her from playing with feeling.

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* DoAndroidsDream: Roger muses about this in regards to Dorothy for a while due to his early and quickly debunked assumption that she was emotionless, or that her "simulated" emotions wouldn't be convincing. [[spoiler:Being that she's a digital copy of the original Dorothy's mind,]] she doesn't appreaciate it and gets back at him by playing the piano loudly while Roger's trying to sleep.
* DreadfulMusician: She'd probably be pretty good were it not for her stubborn insistence on playing every last note perfectly, which prevents her from playing with feeling. She also tends to play loudly. She weaponizes this when Roger slights her in some way.



%%* SciFiBobHaircut

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%%* SciFiBobHaircut* SciFiBobHaircut: Sports one throughout the series. Partially justified that as a robot, it doesn't grow, and it fits the Sid Mead-style {{Zeerust}} aesthetic of the show.



%%* NotSoStoic:

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%%* NotSoStoic:* NotSoStoic: Usually comes off as nearly monotone and matter-of-fact, but her choice of words can be quite biting. She'll also rarely have a much more normal mode of speech with angered enough, bringing to question how much is an act.



%%* WhenSheSmiles

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%%* WhenSheSmiles* WhenSheSmiles: Though she claims she can't properly emote due to her robotic body and face, she has a very sweet smile that has on occasion defused Roger.



%%* BadassMustache

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%%* BadassMustache* BadassMustache: Fit for an Alfred Expy with a missing eye.



* CoolOldGuy: As said in Expy, he's basically Alfred Pennyworth with additional badass injected.

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* CoolOldGuy: As said in Expy, he's basically Alfred Pennyworth with additional badass injected. On the rare occasion he finds himself in the line of fire, he's deadly with a Tommy gun and has used a rocket launcher against a Deus.



* InksuitActor: Unintentionally, but he bears a strong resemblance to his English VA, who wore a similar mustache for a time as well.



%%* MysticalWaif

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%%* MysticalWaif* MysticalWaif: Almost nothing is known about her for most of the series except that she has a pair of scars on her back that she jokes are from her wings being taken. [[spoiler: She's actually the human form of Big Venus, sort of.]]



* ShipTease: With Roger. One scene has them running on the beach barefoot together and laughing. Dorothy calmy disapproves.



%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive

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%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He owns most of the major companies in Paradigm and uses the amnesia from 40 years ago to maintain control.



%%* PsychopathicManchild:

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%%* * PsychopathicManchild: Has a tendency to throw tantrums and yell when things don't go his way. He also plays with toys while talking about business and feels like the world owes him more than he already has.



* CharClone

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* CharCloneCharClone: Has the ideology and terrorist tendencies down to the letter. Has bandages instead of a mask, though.



* {{Expy}}: The bandages are evocative of Hush, but he wouldn't debut for another three years after this series' airing. Schwartzwald's really the [[XMeetsY Joker meets Char Aznable]]. His background as a formerly happily married, moral man, asymmetrical facial scarring, and subsequent mental breakdown also parallels Harvey Dent/Two-Face.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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The bandages are evocative of Hush, but he wouldn't debut for another three years after this series' airing. Schwartzwald's really the [[XMeetsY Joker meets Char Aznable]]. His background as a formerly happily married, moral man, asymmetrical facial scarring, and subsequent mental breakdown also parallels Harvey Dent/Two-Face.



%%* SlasherSmile:

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%%* SlasherSmile:* SlasherSmile: The only parts of his face we get to see are his eyes and a rictus grin
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