History Franchise / Robocop

11th Jul '16 6:31:59 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextHero: After Murphy is rebuilt into a cyborg, he spends most of the first film relentlessly haunting and taking down criminals in Old Detroit. Robo Cop is so beyond anything they have ever experience that they're completely helpless before him and he takes down the drug lords who murdered him without taking any damage. A newscaster in the movie compared it to a comic book hero coming to life. It takes the criminals gaining access to military weapons and help from the big number two at OCP just to slow Robo Cop down. He's still somewhat this in the latter films since the common thug, gang banger, drug trafficker, rapist, or murderer can't harm him, although smart criminals like Cain from ''Film/RoboCop2'' and the hired mercenaries led by Mc Daggett in ''Film/RoboCop3'' can take him down. However, that is only if they're expecting him. If they're not, Robo Cop completely curb stomps them.

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* OutsideContextHero: OutsideContextProblem: After Murphy is rebuilt into a cyborg, he spends most of the first film relentlessly haunting and taking down criminals in Old Detroit. Robo Cop is so beyond anything they have ever experience that they're completely helpless before him and he takes down the drug lords who murdered him without taking any damage. A newscaster in the movie compared it to a comic book hero coming to life. It takes the criminals gaining access to military weapons and help from the big number two at OCP just to slow Robo Cop down. He's still somewhat this in the latter films since the common thug, gang banger, drug trafficker, rapist, or murderer can't harm him, although smart criminals like Cain from ''Film/RoboCop2'' and the hired mercenaries led by Mc Daggett in ''Film/RoboCop3'' can take him down. However, that is only if they're expecting him. If they're not, Robo Cop completely curb stomps them.
3rd May '16 9:39:25 PM dmcreif
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** And it's not just limited to Detroit, either. In the first film, an orbiting defense satellite misfires and causes thousands of acres of forest to burn in California, killing several when it also sweeps through some homes, as well as two former US Presidents. In the second film, ED-209s are deployed in five major cities despite its continuing malfunctions; and a nuclear power plant in the Amazon goes critical, irradiating the entire rainforest.

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** And it's not just limited to Detroit, either. In the first film, an orbiting defense satellite misfires and causes thousands of acres of forest to burn in California, killing several when it also sweeps through some homes, as well as two former US Presidents. Presidents who retired to that area. In the second film, ED-209s the ED-209 bots are deployed in five major cities despite its continuing malfunctions; and a nuclear power plant in the Amazon goes critical, irradiating the entire rainforest.
27th Apr '16 4:03:51 AM starofjusticev21
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* 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. And when Robocop shows up Hitchcock again while thwarting a robbery, it's again thanks to his inhuman durability, strength and computer-assisted sharpshooting.

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* 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. And when Robocop shows up Hitchcock again while thwarting a robbery, it's again thanks to his inhuman durability, strength and computer-assisted sharpshooting.
26th Apr '16 6:53:00 PM starofjusticev21
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* 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. In spite of his crappy attitude, Hitchcock did set the best time on the training course through his own abilities. Robocop's abilities, on the other hand, are all artificial; ''he'' set the best time because he's NighInvulnerable and has SuperStrength, letting him walk straight through all the obstacles anybody else would've had to avoid.

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* 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. In spite 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 on the training course through his own abilities. Robocop's abilities, on the other hand, are all artificial; ''he'' set the best time he beat Hitchcock's record because he's NighInvulnerable and has SuperStrength, letting him walk straight and he walked right through all the obstacles anybody else would've had needed to avoid.avoid. And when Robocop shows up Hitchcock again while thwarting a robbery, it's again thanks to his inhuman durability, strength and computer-assisted sharpshooting.
25th Apr '16 6:43:38 PM starofjusticev21
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* JerkassHasAPoint: In one episode Robocop breaks the record on a police obstacle course by just wading through all the dangers, prompting a Lt. Hitchcock to scoff that all cops should have armor plating. This is one of a couple times Lewis gets on his back for just being jealous Robocop's more of a man than he is. While there's no doubt Hitchcock is an ass, he does still make a point that someone breaking the record on a test made for normal people thanks to artificial advantages like Robocop's doesn't prove much.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: In one episode Robocop breaks the record on a police obstacle course by just wading through all the dangers, prompting a Lt. Hitchcock to scoff 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. This is armor-plating, and that's one of a couple several times Lewis gets on his back him for just being jealous that Robocop's more of a man than he is. While there's the rest of the episode leaves no doubt Hitchcock is that Hitchcock's an ass, he does still make a point that someone breaking point. In spite of his crappy attitude, Hitchcock did set the record best time on a test made for normal people thanks to artificial advantages like the training course through his own abilities. Robocop's doesn't prove much.abilities, on the other hand, are all artificial; ''he'' set the best time because he's NighInvulnerable and has SuperStrength, letting him walk straight through all the obstacles anybody else would've had to avoid.
24th Apr '16 11:00:49 AM CynicalBastardo
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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The construction of Delta City keeps getting pushed further and further back with each instalment. They finally try to start construction during ''Film/RoboCop3'', but the citizens start fighting back.
22nd Apr '16 6:15:22 AM CynicalBastardo
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* AwesomeButImpractical: ED-209. It's a big, intimidating automated walking tank loaded with [[{{BFG}} massive]] [[MoreDakka guns]] and rocket launchers, intended for use in urban pacification and with potential military applications. Its initial test is a disaster, as it is unable to recognise that its target has surrendered, leading to the death of an OCP executive. Also, it's utterly useless on stairs, falling over when attempting to chase [=Robocop=]. The second and third films show its further flaws, with it getting stuck in a open manhole in ''Film/RoboCop2'' and being hilariously easy to reprogram (by a child, no less) in ''Film/RoboCop3''. Dick Jones notes that it didn't have to work, as OCP would make a fortune in repairs and spare parts for years to come.
10th Apr '16 8:38:05 PM Anicomicgeek
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Old Man, Chairman of OCP. He does have a real name, it's just that people insist on calling him that behind his back.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Old Man, Chairman of OCP. He does have a real name, it's just that people insist on calling him that behind his back.Rip Torn's character in the third movie is only referred to as "the CEO" and David Gardner's character in ''The Series'' is referred to only as "The OCP Chairman".



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Daniel O'Herlihy's character in the first two movies is only known as "the Old Man". Likewise, Rip Torn's character in the third movie is only referred to as "the CEO". This also extended to the various TV series--David Gardner's character in ''The Series'' and Tedde Moore's character in ''Prime Directives'' are, respectively, referred to only as "The OCP Chairman" and "The Old Woman".

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Daniel O'Herlihy's character in the first two movies is only known as "the Old Man". Likewise, Rip Torn's character in the third movie is only referred to as "the CEO". This also extended to the various TV series--David Gardner's character in ''The Series'' and Tedde Moore's character in ''Prime Directives'' are, respectively, Directives''is referred to only as "The OCP Chairman" and "The Old Woman".
1st Apr '16 7:10:24 PM Anicomicgeek
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** The world in ''[[Series/RoboCopTheSeries The Series]]'' is leagues above the world seen in the original film trilogy, but it isn't a picnic, either, with a war in the Amazon going on (though such a war was mention in the original trilogy, too), sections of Beverly Hills and Brooklyn have been walled off, and it's perfectly legal to market plushies that double as hand grenades and steroids (with the FamilyUnfriendlyAesop of weaker kids deserving to get bullied, no less) to children, speaking English in France is a killable offense, the Italian government has fallen, and the mayor and DA are corrupt and in league with other criminals (with the latter having a fake law degree and helped to frame someone for said phony degree).

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** The world in ''[[Series/RoboCopTheSeries The Series]]'' is leagues above the world seen in the original film trilogy, but it isn't a picnic, either, with a war in the Amazon going on (though such a war was mention in the original trilogy, too), sections of Beverly Hills and Brooklyn have been walled off, and it's perfectly legal to market plushies that double as hand grenades and steroids (with the FamilyUnfriendlyAesop of weaker kids deserving to get bullied, no less) to children, speaking English in France is a killable offense, can land you in jail, the Italian government has fallen, and the mayor and DA are corrupt and in league with other criminals (with the latter having a fake law degree and helped to frame someone for said phony degree).
26th Mar '16 6:21:25 PM WillKeaton
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** Similar to its predecessors, the 1994 TV series (and ''Prime Directives'') use Canadian locations as a stand-in for Detroit. [[Film/RoboCop2014 The 2014 film]] itself uses Toronto, Vancouver and Hamilton... though apparently they finally [[http://www.freep.com/article/20121003/ENT01/121003078/RoboCop-remake-MGM-Motor-City used Detroit itself at least once]].

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** Similar to its predecessors, the 1994 TV series (and ''Prime Directives'') use Canadian locations as a stand-in for Detroit. [[Film/RoboCop2014 The 2014 film]] itself uses Toronto, Vancouver and Hamilton... though apparently they finally [[http://www.freep.com/article/20121003/ENT01/121003078/RoboCop-remake-MGM-Motor-City used Detroit itself at least once]].once.]]
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