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17th Feb '17 9:55:46 PM ZootyCutie94
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* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' are the Mixels themselves. With shiny outer skin in various colors that looks metallic, they still have various organs like humans, and also have the need to eat, yet also have abilities that are pure technology embedded into them, like gears and meters.
22nd Jan '17 5:04:55 PM Pseudoname
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', several of the monsters that appear only in background stories and concept art have mechanical parts. [[spoiler: This is result of the monsters creating their physical forms out of anything they understand enough to make. Once they assimilated a human mind in the form of Kala they were fully capable of growing AI cores and energy weapons just as easily as flesh and bone.]]
28th Dec '16 4:34:33 PM Prfnoff
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** The debates over whether the Starmen are robots or aliens in space suits have been going on ''forever''. The actual in-game mechanics make no difference, [[BottledHeroicResolve sudden guts pills]] and refuels both work on robots and humans alike.[[note]]Starmen can use pills on other robots, and Poo's "mirror" ability allows him to copy an Atomic Power Robot and refuel allies.[[/note]]

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** The debates over whether the Starmen are robots or aliens in space suits have been going on ''forever''. The actual in-game mechanics mostly make no difference, [[BottledHeroicResolve sudden guts pills]] and refuels both work on robots and humans alike.[[note]]Starmen can use pills on other robots, and Poo's "mirror" ability allows him to copy an Atomic Power Robot and refuel allies.[[/note]][[/note]] The Starmen, however, are unaffected by the Rust Promoter, which is effective against mechanical enemies. Worth noting in this context is the visual resemblance of Starmen to Gort, the robot from ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951''.
26th Dec '16 1:26:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''BeastWars'' and ''BeastMachines'' would of course blur things further for the Maximals and Predacons. Plus Botanica the robot PlantPerson.
* The gem aliens of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse look [[RubberForeheadAliens pretty human]] but were quickly revealed to be *[[TechnoBabble deep breath]]* pseudo-organic HardLight [[SelfConstructedBeing bodies projected by a magic rock]]. Later, they were revealed to not only use [[HeartDrive cores]] based on the same principles as their technology, but to actually manufacture those bodies for specific purposes and have specific product lines, putting the gems somewhere between StarfishAliens and StarfishRobots, depending on how you define robot.

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* ''BeastWars'' ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and ''BeastMachines'' ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' would of course blur things further for the Maximals and Predacons. Plus Botanica the robot PlantPerson.
* The gem aliens of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' look [[RubberForeheadAliens pretty human]] but were quickly revealed to be *[[TechnoBabble deep breath]]* pseudo-organic HardLight [[SelfConstructedBeing bodies projected by a magic rock]]. Later, they were revealed to not only use [[HeartDrive cores]] based on the same principles as their technology, but to actually manufacture those bodies for specific purposes and have specific product lines, putting the gems somewhere between StarfishAliens and StarfishRobots, depending on how you define robot.
4th Oct '16 2:34:22 PM DarkHunter
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** The Milsaadi are a SiliconBasedLifeform, and as such are often mistaken for robots when first seen. Their skin looks metallic, their eyes glow red, and their voices have a noticeable reverb. Nonetheless, they are suggested to be fully... whatever the silicon equivalent of "organic" is.

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** The Milsaadi are a SiliconBasedLifeform, species of SiliconBasedLife, and as such are often mistaken for robots when first seen. Their skin looks metallic, their eyes glow red, and their voices have a noticeable reverb. Nonetheless, they are suggested to be fully... whatever the silicon equivalent of "organic" is.
4th Oct '16 2:33:39 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'':
** The Milsaadi are a SiliconBasedLifeform, and as such are often mistaken for robots when first seen. Their skin looks metallic, their eyes glow red, and their voices have a noticeable reverb. Nonetheless, they are suggested to be fully... whatever the silicon equivalent of "organic" is.
** The Oc-servs, Fal-swos, and Xe-doms running around the landscape of Mira are not creations of the Ganglion, but something they dug up on the planet and reprogrammed into serving them. Despite their mechanical nature, the metal they're made of is suggested to be "alive" in some sense, and doesn't match any known alloy.
** [[spoiler:The humans in the game all inhabit robotic bodies called mimeosomes, which are outwardly completely identical to a living human. They breathe, they eat, they sleep... they can even "bleed out" and "die" due to losing bio-circulatory plasma. In fact, the player character (and the player themselves) don't even realize they're in a robot body until a fair way into the story! One character even questions if the mimeosome bodies are human-like enough to conceive children (answer: no, they can't).]]
8th Sep '16 1:45:01 AM Elfkaiser
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* With the way Caldarius from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' constantly wears his suit, many characters through various lines think he's actually some sort of robot. While it's just a suit he wears as far as anyone can tell, it's interesting to note that he is according to various parts of his lore and even from [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/meet-the-villain-of-ps4-xbox-one-pc-shooter-battle/1100-6430814/ the devs themselves]], Caldarius is not a pure blood Jennerit. He is actually a Kemessian, a species which is not exactly fully specified in detail other than some ambiguous hints.
8th Aug '16 11:29:27 AM matruz
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* The "boomers" from ''[[Anime/BubblegumCrisis Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040]]'', when they are functioning normally they look like normal humanoid robots, but when they go berserk their features "melt" and gain teeth and/or combat tentacles.

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* The "boomers" from ''[[Anime/BubblegumCrisis Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040]]'', when they are functioning normally they look like normal metallic humanoid robots, but when they go berserk their features "melt" and gain teeth and/or combat tentacles.tentacles, there was even one episode dealing with an engineered creature that preyed and devoured rogue boomers.
8th Aug '16 11:24:47 AM matruz
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* The "boomers" from ''[[Anime/BubblegumCrisis Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040]]'', when they are functioning normally they look like normal humanoid robots, but when they go berserk their features "melt" and gain teeth and/or combat tentacles.
10th Jul '16 6:35:21 PM Sjogre
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* The gem aliens of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse look [[RubberForeheadAliens pretty human]] but were quickly revealed to be *deep breath* [[TechnoBabble pseudo-organic hard light bodies projected by a magic rock]]. Later, they were revealed to not only use [[HeartDrive cores]] based on the same principles as their technology, but to actually manufacture those bodies for specific purposes and have specific product lines, putting the gems somewhere between StarfishAliens and StarfishRobots, depending on how you define robot.

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* The gem aliens of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse look [[RubberForeheadAliens pretty human]] but were quickly revealed to be *deep breath* [[TechnoBabble *[[TechnoBabble deep breath]]* pseudo-organic hard light HardLight [[SelfConstructedBeing bodies projected by a magic rock]]. Later, they were revealed to not only use [[HeartDrive cores]] based on the same principles as their technology, but to actually manufacture those bodies for specific purposes and have specific product lines, putting the gems somewhere between StarfishAliens and StarfishRobots, depending on how you define robot.
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