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11th Feb '16 12:27:18 AM ElectroKraken
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27th Jan '16 8:19:04 PM Rbade
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[[folder:Music]] * The {{Vocaloid}}; It does NOT help how there is no canon at all.
10th Jan '16 6:25:09 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** The Geckos in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' appear to be giant organic legs with an [[Franchise/StarWars AT-ST]] head on top. They bellow like cattle when entering combat and spew black fluid when "killed". ** In ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Rising|Revengeance}}'' both automated [=RAYs=] and Geckos are types of UG (Unmanned [Metal] Gear) piloted by an AI, but instead of a computer they use an "optical-neuro" brain structurally similar to human brains. Most [=UGs=] are almost animals (Raptors briefly go "feral" when one of their own is killed for example) while the far more complicated Bladewolf (whose brain has 90 billion neural connections, more than a human brain) arguably has a more human mind than some of the supposed humans, who all have nanomachines modifying their thoughts and emotions.
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** The Geckos in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' appear to be giant organic legs with an [[Franchise/StarWars AT-ST]] head on top. They bellow like cattle when entering combat and spew black fluid when "killed". "killed". The background establishes that a Gekko's legs are produced from ungulate stem cells grown into legs, and the fluid they leak when hit between the legs, particularly in ''[[VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Rising|Revengeance}} Revengence]]'', is the lactic acid that builds up in the muscles. ** In ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Rising|Revengeance}}'' both automated [=RAYs=] and Geckos Gekkos are types of UG (Unmanned [Metal] Gear) piloted by an AI, but instead of a computer they use an "optical-neuro" brain structurally similar to human brains. Most [=UGs=] are almost animals (Raptors briefly go "feral" when one of their own is killed for example) while the far more complicated Bladewolf (whose brain has 90 billion neural connections, more than a human brain) arguably has a more human mind than some of the supposed humans, who all have nanomachines modifying their thoughts and emotions.
9th Dec '15 6:45:07 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', it's not clear how much of a Warframe is organic, how much of it is the Tenno operator, and how much of it is mechanical. Vauban has obvious mechanical bits and looks like a dude wearing a heavy coat and a NiceHat, while frames like Saryn or Zephyr look more like they're grown from the Technocyte virus. [[spoiler:The storly quest [[WhamEpisode The Second Dream]] reveals that the Tenno are not even present in the Warframe, but instead pilot it remotely from a distance through a process known as 'Transference'. However, the climax of the same quest also sees a Warframe apparently acting on its own accord to save its Tenno, which just raises the question of what ''is'' inside it.]] The various Infested Mutalist enemies are grown from robots infected by the technocyte virus, leading to mechanical monstrosities that spew out bile yet short out when killed.
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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', it's not clear how much of a Warframe is organic, how much of it is the Tenno operator, and how much of it is mechanical. Vauban has obvious mechanical bits and looks like a dude wearing a heavy coat and a NiceHat, while frames like Saryn or Zephyr look more like they're grown from the Technocyte virus. [[spoiler:The storly story quest [[WhamEpisode The Second Dream]] reveals that the Tenno are is not even present in the Warframe, but instead pilot pilots it remotely from a distance through a process known as 'Transference'. However, the climax of the same quest also sees a Warframe apparently acting on its own accord to save its Tenno, which just raises the question of what ''is'' inside it.]] The various Infested Mutalist enemies are grown from robots infected by the technocyte virus, leading to mechanical monstrosities that spew out bile yet short out when killed.
9th Dec '15 6:44:29 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', it's not clear how much of a Warframe is organic, how much of it is the Tenno operator, and how much of it is mechanical. Vauban has obvious mechanical bits and looks like a dude wearing a heavy coat and a NiceHat, while frames like Saryn or Zephyr look more like they're grown from the Technocyte virus. The various Infested Mutalist enemies are grown from robots infected by the technocyte virus, leading to mechanical monstrosities that spew out bile yet short out when killed.
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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', it's not clear how much of a Warframe is organic, how much of it is the Tenno operator, and how much of it is mechanical. Vauban has obvious mechanical bits and looks like a dude wearing a heavy coat and a NiceHat, while frames like Saryn or Zephyr look more like they're grown from the Technocyte virus. [[spoiler:The storly quest [[WhamEpisode The Second Dream]] reveals that the Tenno are not even present in the Warframe, but instead pilot it remotely from a distance through a process known as 'Transference'. However, the climax of the same quest also sees a Warframe apparently acting on its own accord to save its Tenno, which just raises the question of what ''is'' inside it.]] The various Infested Mutalist enemies are grown from robots infected by the technocyte virus, leading to mechanical monstrosities that spew out bile yet short out when killed.
18th Nov '15 12:02:07 AM boxorak
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* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' raises similar questions about [[spoiler:Earth]], since it was [[spoiler:part of a computer designed to find the ultimate question of Life, The Universe and everything.]]
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* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' raises similar questions about [[spoiler:Earth]], since it was [[spoiler:part of a computer designed to find the ultimate question of Life, The Universe and everything.]]]] Considering that [[spoiler: humanity is revealed in the second book to be descended from aliens tricked into leaving their own planet]], concerns are lessened somewhat.
29th Oct '15 7:57:49 AM Nayrani
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* The Karmakeeper, the main character of ''VideoGame/KarmaflowTheRockOperaVideoGame'' is a sort of floating rhombus shaped thing with TronLines and HotWings, has no other visible limbs, [[HeroicMute doesn't make a sound]] and a horned head. The only other character that looks like that is the resident tutorial and ability giver, while the rest appear much more but still vaguely humanoid and organic. [[spoiler:At the end, it is at least confirmed the Karmakeeper is a constructed being]].
23rd Oct '15 12:23:44 PM DarkHunter
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[[folder:Web Original]] * ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' has natural biologicals, genetically engineered creatures, cyborgs, fully mechanical people, AI, and every possible combination thereof, but generally you can make a guess as to whether something is primarily a "biont" (biological creature), a "vec" (machine), or an AI. That is, until you get to the [[DeusEstMachina Archailects]], who are colloquially called "AI Gods" but do not consider themselves either biological or mechanical in nature. Most are a fusion of the two, and consider such distinctions to be unimportant. [[/folder]]
3rd Oct '15 9:09:30 PM Zeego
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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'': ** The Xenomorphs. Are they organic? Who can tell. It is shiny metallic, with wires and tubes and acid instead of blood. The ambiguity in this example adds to the mystery and haunting power of the films. ** The Space Jockey from the first film. [[spoiler: ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' would reveal it was simply a giant species of HumanAlien in a suit]]. ** The androids ([[spoiler:Science Officer Ash]]) in the [[Film/{{Alien}} first movie]], Bishop in the [[Film/{{Aliens}} second movie]], [[spoiler:Analee Call]] in [[Film/AlienResurrection the fourth]]) seem to tend toward robot, but any time they're wounded, we see some inhuman-but-possibly-organic guts.
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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'': Creator/RidleyScott loves this trope: ** The Replicants in ''Film/BladeRunner''. [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots They appear to be organic]], but are they robots or genetically engineered humans? We never really get a look at their insides. ** ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' has several examples: *** The Xenomorphs. Are they organic? Who can tell. It is knows? They are shiny metallic, with wires and tubes and acid instead of blood. The ambiguity in this example adds to the mystery and haunting power of the films. ** *** The Space Jockey from the first film. [[spoiler: ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' would reveal it was simply a giant species of HumanAlien in a suit]]. ** *** The androids ([[spoiler:Science Officer Ash]]) in the [[Film/{{Alien}} first movie]], Bishop in the [[Film/{{Aliens}} second movie]], [[spoiler:Analee Call]] in [[Film/AlienResurrection the fourth]]) seem to tend toward robot, but any time they're wounded, we see some inhuman-but-possibly-organic guts.

* The Replicants from ''Film/BladeRunner''. [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots They appear to be organic]], but are they robots or genetically engineered humans? We never really get a look at their insides.
21st Aug '15 11:15:01 AM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}, it's not clear how much of a Warframe is organic, how much of it is the Tenno operator, and how much of it is mechanical. Vauban has obvious mechanical bits and looks like a dude wearing a heavy coat and a NiceHat, while frames like Saryn or Zephyr look more like they're grown from the Technocyte virus. The various Infested Mutalist enemies are grown from robots infected by the technocyte virus, leading to mechanical monstrosities that spew out bile yet short out when killed.
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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}, ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', it's not clear how much of a Warframe is organic, how much of it is the Tenno operator, and how much of it is mechanical. Vauban has obvious mechanical bits and looks like a dude wearing a heavy coat and a NiceHat, while frames like Saryn or Zephyr look more like they're grown from the Technocyte virus. The various Infested Mutalist enemies are grown from robots infected by the technocyte virus, leading to mechanical monstrosities that spew out bile yet short out when killed.
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