History Franchise / Robocop

15th Dec '17 7:06:58 PM Anicomicgeek
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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 who retired to that area. In the second film, 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.

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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 who retired to that area. In the second film, 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. Additionally, there's an ongoing war in the Amazon, too.



** 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 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).

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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), on, 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 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).
10th Nov '17 8:04:01 PM Kalaong
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* TheUriahGambit: An odd variation in which the instigator had no real disagreement with the victim; Bob Morton just wanted a skilled, experienced police officer to turn into a cyborg... and for that officer to be ''dead'' so as to make use of loopholes in their contracts to permit the procedure. So he purposefully had top cops like Murphy and Lewis assigned to areas where he expected them to be killed within a week.

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* TheUriahGambit: An odd variation in which the instigator had no real disagreement with the victim; Bob Morton just wanted a skilled, experienced police officer to turn into a cyborg... and for that officer to be ''dead'' so as to make use of loopholes in their contracts to permit the procedure. So he purposefully had top cops like Murphy and Lewis assigned to areas where he expected them to be killed within a 90 days... and got what he wanted within a week.
28th Oct '17 9:33:45 PM Kalaong
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* TheUriahGambit: An odd variation in which the instigator had no real disagreement with the victim; Bob Morton just wanted a skilled, experienced police officer to turn into a cyborg... and for that officer to be ''dead'' so as to make use of loopholes in their contracts to permit the procedure. So he purposefully had top cops like Murphy and Lewis assigned to areas where he expected them to be killed within a week.
18th Oct '17 10:24:40 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** The 6000 SUX: reclining leather seats, cruise control, a Blaupunkt radio and, yes, it goes really fast with really shitty gas mileage (of ''8.2'' miles to the gallon no less). It's a dig at the Pontiac 6000 and in-universe it's a car that a rich executive would buy to show off how rich he is .
4th Oct '17 9:01:50 AM Basara-kun
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* AdaptationAmalgamation: Screenwriter Edward Neumeier had written a screenplay about a robot that becomes a cop. When he met fellow writer Michael Miner it turned out that Miner was working on a screenplay about a human cop becoming a robot. They decided to combine the ideas and ''Film/RoboCop'' was the result.
13th Aug '17 2:14:56 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''[=RoboCop=]'' meets ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' in both premise ([=RoboCop=] going around the world, fighting an international criminal organization) and literally (Robo having a lot more gadgets built into him than normal, including some nonsensical ones for a cyborg designed to enforce the law to have).
29th Jul '17 12:55:51 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ExpandedStatesofAmerica: One of the ''MediaBreak'' segments in an episode of ''The Series'' mentions a debate about Newfoundland becoming about the 53rd state. Ironically, despite being a staple in other uses of this trope, Puerto Rico isn't one of them, as another episode has a ''MediaBreak'' segment state the government sold it off to a company because they didn't have plans for it.
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.



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* {{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.
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