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28th Jun '16 6:46:37 PM Adept
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* The Biots (short for "biological robot') from ''RendezvousWithRama.''

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* The Biots (short for "biological robot') from ''RendezvousWithRama.''Literature/RendezvousWithRama.''
27th Jun '16 10:38:42 AM thatother1dude
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* Of the playable characters in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', some are clearly cyborgs (Genji, Torbjörn) or robots (Zenyatta, Bastion), but some don't have a clear in-game distinction between ArtificialLimbs and regular ones covered in ([[PoweredArmor powered]]) armor. Examples include any of Pharah's arms and legs, [=McCree=]'s left arm, Hanzo's right forearm and feet, Torbjörn's left arm, Reinhardt's entire armor-clad body, Symmetra's left arm, and Lúcio's legs.

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* Of the playable characters in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', some ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Zenyatta and Bastion are clearly cyborgs (Genji, Torbjörn) or robots (Zenyatta, Bastion), robots, but some don't have a clear in-game distinction between ArtificialLimbs for much of the other cast it's unclear which body parts, if any, are artificial and regular ones not just covered in ([[PoweredArmor powered]]) by armor. Examples include any of Pharah's arms and legs, [=McCree=]'s left arm, Hanzo's right forearm and feet, Torbjörn's left arm, Reinhardt's entire armor-clad body, Symmetra's left arm, and Lúcio's legs.body below the waist.
27th Jun '16 10:28:54 AM thatother1dude
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* Of the playable characters in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', some are clearly cyborgs (Genji, Torbjörn) or robots (Zenyatta, Bastion), but some don't have a clear in-game distinction between ArtificialLimbs and regular ones covered in ([[PoweredArmor powered]]) armor. Examples include any of Pharah's arms and legs, [=McCree=]'s left arm, Hanzo's right forearm and feet, Torbjörn's left arm, Reinhardt's entire armor-clad body, Symmetra's left arm, and Lúcio's legs.
25th Jun '16 12:13:25 AM Gess
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* The Shadows in ''Series/BabylonFive''. It's never clear if the insectoid monsters we see are the representatives of the species or some kind of service and attack drones, since the race's counterpart, Vorlons, are EnergyBeings, and it'd be strange if the (at least) equally advanced Shadows still klinged to physical forms.
15th Jun '16 6:02:50 AM Divra
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* The Cyberdiscs in ''VideoGame/XComEnemyUnknown'' are so strange and so different from most other mechanical enemies in the game your researchers begin to speculate if it is some form of silicon-based life-form rather than a machine.
6th Jun '16 12:31:11 PM ElectroKraken
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* Much of the paintings of H.R. Giger (who designed the Xenomorphs mentioned on the ''Alien'' entry above) depicts organic (frequently human) life and machinery intermingling to a point where it's difficult to tell where flesh ends and metal begins.

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* Much of the paintings of H.R. Giger Creator/HRGiger (who designed the Xenomorphs mentioned on the ''Alien'' entry above) depicts organic (frequently human) life and machinery intermingling to a point where it's difficult to tell where flesh ends and metal begins.
26th May '16 10:01:26 AM Willbyr
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* The {{Vocaloid}}; It does NOT help how there is no canon at all.

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* The {{Vocaloid}}; Music/{{Vocaloid}}; It does NOT help how there is no canon at all.
10th May '16 4:19:07 PM ElectroKraken
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov wrote a short story concerning a hunt for a lost planet that functioned as a psychology experiment. Robots, "with much simpler bodies than our own," were implanted with the laws of psychology and were unknowing of their status as robots. Right up until [[spoiler: it is mentioned that New York is one of the cities on the planet]].

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov wrote a short story concerning a hunt for a lost planet that functioned as a psychology experiment. Robots, "with much simpler bodies than our own," were implanted with the laws of psychology and were unknowing of their status as robots. Right up until [[spoiler: it is mentioned that [[spoiler: New York is one of the cities on the planet]].



** The underwater "oxvgen machines" used by the Pigmask army in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' outwardly appear to be typical mermen (Though there's also a land-based centaur model). The fact that they're later shown conversing with one another only makes things more confusing.

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** The underwater "oxvgen "oxygen machines" used by the Pigmask army in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' outwardly appear to be typical mermen (Though there's also a land-based centaur model). The fact that they're later shown conversing with one another only makes things more confusing.
26th Apr '16 3:24:50 AM falcon2484
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* Skeletor's Centurions in ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse''. We're never quite sure whether these are men in armor or robots. They move and fight a lot like living people, but an awful lot of sparks fly out of them when they're struck with swords and laser blasts.
4th Mar '16 8:56:48 AM Perseus
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* The Engi of ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' are sentient clusters of {{nanomachines}}, but whether they were artificially created or are simply MechanicalLifeforms is unclear.
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