History Franchise / RoboCop

20th Jul '17 8:51:21 AM starofjusticev21
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* JerkassHasAPoint: In one episode, Lt. Hitchcock sets the record on the highest difficulty setting of a dangerous training course, which Robocop then quickly beats himself. Hitchcock scoffs that all cops should have armor-plating, and that's one of several times Lewis gets on him for being jealous that Robocop's more of a man than he is. While the rest of the episode leaves no doubt that Hitchcock's an ass, he does make a point about how amped-up Robocop is and how his results don't really prove anything. That training course was made for ''human'' police officers, and regardless of his crappy attitude, Hitchcock did set the best time through his own abilities. Robocop's abilities, on the other hand, are all artificial; he beat Hitchcock's record because he's NighInvulnerable and has SuperStrength, and he walked right through all the obstacles anybody else would've needed to avoid.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: In one episode, Lt. Hitchcock sets the record on the highest difficulty setting of a dangerous training course, which Robocop then quickly beats himself. Hitchcock scoffs that all cops should have armor-plating, and that's one of several times Lewis gets on him for being jealous that Robocop's more of a man than he is. While the rest of the episode leaves no doubt that Hitchcock's an ass, he does make a point about how amped-up Robocop is and how his results don't really prove anything. That training course was made for ''human'' police officers, and regardless of his crappy attitude, Hitchcock did set the best time through his own abilities. Robocop's abilities, on the other hand, are all artificial; he beat Hitchcock's record because he's NighInvulnerable and has SuperStrength, and he walked right through all the obstacles anybody else would've needed to avoid. Indeed, later in the episode Hitchcock is given a suit of PoweredArmor and takes on Robocop on more even footing and almost destroys him; the tables only turn when thinking Lewis is dead sends Robocop on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
1st Jul '17 3:50:09 PM tropower
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* AlternateContinuity: The show takes place in an alternate reality where takes more advanced technology than what's shown in the movie and Clearance Boddicker is depicted was alive and well.

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* AlternateContinuity: The show takes place in an alternate reality where takes more advanced technology than what's shown in the movie and Clearance Boddicker is depicted was as alive and well.



* DisproportionateRetribution: One episode has an ED-209 unit (you know, the giant robot with machineguns for hands) being placed on traffic control. It opens fire on a couple performing an illegal u-turn.
* JerkassHasAPoint: In one episode a Lt. Hitchcock sets the record on the highest difficulty setting of a dangerous training course, which Robocop then quickly beats himself. Hitchcock scoffs that all cops should have armor-plating, and that's one of several times Lewis gets on him for being jealous that Robocop's more of a man than he is. While the rest of the episode leaves no doubt that Hitchcock's an ass, he does make a point about how amped-up Robocop is and how his results don't really prove anything. That training course was made for ''human'' police officers, and regardless of his crappy attitude, Hitchcock did set the best time through his own abilities. Robocop's abilities, on the other hand, are all artificial; he beat Hitchcock's record because he's NighInvulnerable and has SuperStrength, and he walked right through all the obstacles anybody else would've needed to avoid.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: One episode has an ED-260 unit[[note]]The ED-209 unit was presumably destroyed in this continuity just like in the movie.[[/note]] (you know, the giant robot with machineguns for hands) being placed on traffic control. It opens fire on a couple performing an illegal u-turn.
* JerkassHasAPoint: In one episode a episode, Lt. Hitchcock sets the record on the highest difficulty setting of a dangerous training course, which Robocop then quickly beats himself. Hitchcock scoffs that all cops should have armor-plating, and that's one of several times Lewis gets on him for being jealous that Robocop's more of a man than he is. While the rest of the episode leaves no doubt that Hitchcock's an ass, he does make a point about how amped-up Robocop is and how his results don't really prove anything. That training course was made for ''human'' police officers, and regardless of his crappy attitude, Hitchcock did set the best time through his own abilities. Robocop's abilities, on the other hand, are all artificial; he beat Hitchcock's record because he's NighInvulnerable and has SuperStrength, and he walked right through all the obstacles anybody else would've needed to avoid.



* TitleThemeTune
* {{Tuckerization}}: The characters of Nancy Miller and Cornelius Neumeier were named after ''[=RoboCop=]'' creators Michael Miller and Edward Neumeier. The former character's first name may've also come from Creator/NancyAllen, the actress who played Lewis.

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* TitleThemeTune
TitleThemeTune: "Robocop! Robocop! Ro...bo...cop!"
* {{Tuckerization}}: The characters of Nancy Miller and Cornelius Neumeier were named after ''[=RoboCop=]'' creators Michael Miller and Edward Neumeier. The former character's first name may've may have also come from Creator/NancyAllen, the actress who played Lewis.
16th Jun '17 5:53:41 PM tropower
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* ''[=RoboCop=]: The Animated Series'': AnimatedAdaptation, 1988. Produced by Creator/MarvelComics for a syndicated cartoon block (notable for the fact that the funding for the 13th episode was used instead to make the 1989 ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' pilot). Very much like the above. Also introduced a [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] group of [[SideKick sidekicks]] called the Ultra Police. At least some of the stories were good.

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* ''[=RoboCop=]: The Animated Series'': AnimatedAdaptation, 1988. Produced by Creator/MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics' Marvel Productions division for a the syndicated cartoon ''Marvel Action Universe'' block (notable for the fact that the funding for the 13th episode was used instead to make the 1989 ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' pilot). Very much like the above. Also introduced a [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] group of [[SideKick sidekicks]] called the Ultra Police. At least some of the stories were good.
2nd Jun '17 10:36:34 AM Anicomicgeek
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* AlternateContinuity: The show takes place in an alternate reality where takes more advanced technology than what's shown in the movie and Clearance Boddicker is depicted was alive and well.



* UltimateJobSecurity: Dr. [=McNamara=] still keeps his job with OCP despite the debacle of ED-260's test run in the first episode, as well as the earlier debacle with its predecessor model ED-209 in the first film. Possibly averted by the events of ''RoboCop2'', as [=McNamara=] was not involved in the creation of the titular cyborg.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Clarence Boddicker is depicted as still being alive in the show, even getting arrested at the end of his episode.
* UltimateJobSecurity: Dr. [=McNamara=] still keeps his job with OCP despite the debacle of ED-260's test run in the first episode, as well as the earlier debacle with its predecessor model ED-209 in the first film. Possibly averted by the events of ''RoboCop2'', as [=McNamara=] was not involved in the creation of the titular cyborg.
28th May '17 4:07:04 PM rmctagg09
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* NiceDayDeadlyNight: The world of ''[=RoboCop=]'' is pretty horrible at any time of day, but night is when the roving street gangs are at their most active.
14th Mar '17 1:48:50 PM morenohijazo
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* UrbanHellscape: This is one of the most famous examples of the trope. In its world, the MegaCorp OCP completely controls Detroit, and the city itself has fallen into a lawless mess where cops themselves are owned by OCP and die in the line of duty every single night. The gangs which run the city are barbaric, murderous sadists, and even more petty criminals run around the streets completely unopposed. The eponymous hero, [=RoboCop=], is a nigh-unstoppable {{Cyborg}} that is created to fight these criminals and (since everything he sees and hears is recorded) has the authority to act with lethal force.
8th Mar '17 7:28:04 PM WillKeaton
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''Film/RoboCop2014'' carries the same basic premise, with Creator/JoelKinnaman as Officer Alex Murphy, brutally crippled by a car bomb. Omni-Corp secures permission from his wife to transform him into [=RoboCop=], a new marketing tool to help Americans feel more comfortable with the military robots being used overseas. Omni-Corp feels confident that they have Murphy under their control, but he has other plans. Supporting roles are played by Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/GaryOldman, and Creator/JackieEarleHaley. A [[ViralMarketing mock website for the company]] was created for [[http://www.omnicorp.com/ OmniCorp]].

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''Film/RoboCop2014'' carries the same basic premise, with Creator/JoelKinnaman as Officer Alex Murphy, brutally crippled by a car bomb. Omni-Corp secures permission from his wife to transform him into [=RoboCop=], a new marketing tool to help Americans feel more comfortable with the military robots being used overseas. Omni-Corp feels confident that they have Murphy under their control, but he has other plans. Supporting roles are played by Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/GaryOldman, and Creator/JackieEarleHaley. A [[ViralMarketing mock website for the company]] was created for [[http://www.omnicorp.com/ OmniCorp]].
OmniCorp.]]
5th Mar '17 10:12:39 AM nombretomado
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* ''[=RoboCop=]: The Animated Series'': AnimatedAdaptation, 1988. Produced by MarvelComics for a syndicated cartoon block (notable for the fact that the funding for the 13th episode was used instead to make the 1989 ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' pilot). Very much like the above. Also introduced a [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] group of [[SideKick sidekicks]] called the Ultra Police. At least some of the stories were good.

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* ''[=RoboCop=]: The Animated Series'': AnimatedAdaptation, 1988. Produced by MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics for a syndicated cartoon block (notable for the fact that the funding for the 13th episode was used instead to make the 1989 ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' pilot). Very much like the above. Also introduced a [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] group of [[SideKick sidekicks]] called the Ultra Police. At least some of the stories were good.
2nd Mar '17 3:04:45 PM Exxolon
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While the {{origin story}} of a murdered cop resurrected as a cyborg [[OlderThanTheyThink dates back]] to Anime/EighthMan, [=RoboCop=]'s design was loosely based on the {{Toku}} ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' series (''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'') which Verhoven apparently enjoyed watching on his hotel room TV while in Japan. The reference came full circle in 1989, when Toei released ''Series/KidouKeijiJiban'', also a cyborg police officer who operated under a set of directives.

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While the {{origin story}} of a murdered cop resurrected as a cyborg [[OlderThanTheyThink dates back]] to Anime/EighthMan, ''Anime/EighthMan'', [=RoboCop=]'s design was loosely based on the {{Toku}} ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' series (''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'') which Verhoven apparently enjoyed watching on his hotel room TV while in Japan. The reference came full circle in 1989, when Toei released ''Series/KidouKeijiJiban'', also a cyborg police officer who operated under a set of directives.
22nd Jan '17 11:14:16 PM MarkLungo
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* ''[=RoboCop=]: The Animated Series'': AnimatedAdaptation, 1988. Produced by MarvelComics for a syndicated cartoon block (notable for the fact that the funding for the 13th episode was used instead to make the 1989 X-Men pilot). Very much like the above. Also introduced a [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] group of [[SideKick sidekicks]] called the Ultra Police. At least some of the stories were good.

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* ''[=RoboCop=]: The Animated Series'': AnimatedAdaptation, 1988. Produced by MarvelComics for a syndicated cartoon block (notable for the fact that the funding for the 13th episode was used instead to make the 1989 X-Men ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' pilot). Very much like the above. Also introduced a [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] group of [[SideKick sidekicks]] called the Ultra Police. At least some of the stories were good.
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