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18th Nov '17 7:57:16 AM ProfessorDetective
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* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', the eponymous J is a large stoic android always ready to hand ut an epigram on what it means to be a man, who works with the 'cool' and laid back Daisuke (Dice). Collectively they form the investigative team of the Special Services Bureau in the city of Judoh.
* ''Manga/AstroBoy'': Though not technically [[BuddyCopShow cop buddies]], Astro's crime fighting often leads him to work alongside [[DaChief Inspector]] [[NobleBigotWithABadge Tawashi]]. And by "works alongside" I mean [[TeethClenchedTeamwork "argues with"]]. ''Manga/{{Pluto}}'', Creator/NaokiUrasawa's re-take on one of the story arcs in the original manga, has Gesicht filling in both the detective and the robot role.

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* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', the eponymous J is a large stoic android always ready to hand ut out an epigram on what it means to be a man, who works with the 'cool' and laid back Daisuke (Dice). Collectively they form the investigative team of the Special Services Bureau in the city of Judoh.
* ''Manga/AstroBoy'': Though not technically [[BuddyCopShow cop buddies]], Astro's crime fighting crime-fighting often leads him to work alongside [[DaChief Inspector]] [[NobleBigotWithABadge Tawashi]]. And by "works alongside" I mean [[TeethClenchedTeamwork "argues with"]]. ''Manga/{{Pluto}}'', Creator/NaokiUrasawa's re-take on one of the story arcs in the original manga, has Gesicht filling in both the detective and the robot role.



* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' has the uneasy alliance between the imperial guard and the brothers of the sacred grove (not technically robots, but magically-animated puppets with many robot-like mannerisms).

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* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' has the uneasy alliance between the imperial guard Imperial Guard and the brothers Brothers of the sacred grove Sacred Grove (not technically robots, but magically-animated puppets with many robot-like mannerisms).



* The premise of ''ComicBook/{{Darkminds}}'' has detective Nagawa paired up with android Akane Nakiko (well, officially she's a cyborg, but it's more a matter of being an android with some biological components) to solve the "Paradox" murders [[spoiler:which turn out to have been purpetrated by one of Nakiko's prototypes]].

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* The premise of ''ComicBook/{{Darkminds}}'' has detective Nagawa paired up with android Akane Nakiko (well, officially she's a cyborg, but it's more a matter of being an android with some biological components) to solve the "Paradox" murders [[spoiler:which turn out to have been purpetrated perpetrated by one of Nakiko's prototypes]].



* The sixth book in the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series, ''One of our Thursdays is Missing'', has the fictional Thursday and her newfound clockwork butler Sprockett investigate an accident.

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* The sixth book in the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series, ''One of our Thursdays is Missing'', has the fictional Thursday and her newfound clockwork butler Sprockett investigate investigates an accident.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Robots of Death" has a subplot revolving around an apparently unrelated human and robot (Poul and D84), who turn out to be a buddy cop team there to identify which person on the sandminer is secretly a terrorist. Unfortunately Poul's UncannyValley {{Phobia}} causes him to have a meltdown and D84 dies in a HeroicSacrifice to protect the Doctor.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Robots of Death" has a subplot revolving around an apparently unrelated human and robot (Poul and D84), who turn turns out to be a buddy cop team there to identify which person on the sandminer sand miner is secretly a terrorist. Unfortunately Unfortunately, Poul's UncannyValley {{Phobia}} causes him to have a meltdown and D84 dies in a HeroicSacrifice to protect the Doctor.



* Two of the hunters in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', Bucket and Cabot, used to be partners in the Hub Marshalls. By the events of the game they've been retired for some time, but the mutual respect they formed had them stick together as Planet Tamers.

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* Two of the hunters in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', Bucket and Cabot, used to be partners in the Hub Marshalls. By the events of the game game, they've been retired for some time, but the mutual respect they formed had them stick together as Planet Tamers.



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Captain Fanzone could be this to the Autobots. His CatchPhrase is "This is why I hate machines," although he eventually develops a grudging respect for the Autobots. When he's actually paired with an Autobot he grumbles, but does his job like a pro.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Captain Fanzone could be this to the Autobots. His CatchPhrase is "This is why I hate machines," although he eventually develops a grudging respect for the Autobots. When he's actually paired with an Autobot he grumbles, grumbles but does his job like a pro.
13th Sep '17 8:14:04 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'', sorta. Less Android and more HollywoodCyborg; less Detective and more SWAT/Counterterrorism. Besides the Deunan–Briareos pairing, there is also the Deunan–Hitomi pairing; Deunan is initially shocked that Hitomi is a bioroid (artificial human).

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* ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'', sorta. Less Android and more HollywoodCyborg; {{Cyborg}}; less Detective and more SWAT/Counterterrorism. Besides the Deunan–Briareos pairing, there is also the Deunan–Hitomi pairing; Deunan is initially shocked that Hitomi is a bioroid (artificial human).
25th Apr '17 8:16:46 PM PaulA
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* The Creator/AlanDeanFoster novel 'Greenthieves' deals with a detective who's paired with a singularly perverted 'humaniform' android, as well as a snarky ([[AndIMustScream if only in his mind]]) Minder, basically a floating, orb-shaped AI.

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* The Creator/AlanDeanFoster novel 'Greenthieves' ''Greenthieves'' deals with a detective who's paired with a singularly perverted 'humaniform' android, as well as a snarky ([[AndIMustScream if only in his mind]]) Minder, basically a floating, orb-shaped AI.
18th Apr '17 5:08:23 PM foxley
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* ''Holmes and Yo-Yo'' is one of the (if not ''the'') earliest TV examples, as it ran from 1976-77.

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* ''Holmes and Yo-Yo'' ''Series/HolmesAndYoyo'' is one of the (if not ''the'') earliest TV examples, as it ran from 1976-77.
24th Mar '17 4:53:17 AM IchigoMontoya
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'''Sonny:''' Can you?

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'''Sonny:''' Can you?''you?''
3rd Jan '17 7:50:22 AM AFP
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* ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' is a variation, with a team of cyborg investigators (with much more of their bodies being cyber than organic). Togousa, being the least cyberized (and implied to be the most human) is TheHeart of the squad, but most of the characters are shown to still be essentially human, even if some installments of the franchise seek to explore what that exactly means.
12th Dec '16 5:29:15 PM Pseudoname
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* Two of the hunters in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', Bucket and Cabot, used to be partners in the Hub Marshalls. By the events of the game they've been retired for some time, but the mutual respect they formed had them stick together as Planet Tamers.
6th Jul '16 11:04:20 AM WillKeaton
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* Arguably the Chief in the ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' cartoon. A few episodes show him to have at one point had a robot body (which he describes as 'useless') and was Carmen's partner before she had a face heel turn.

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* Arguably the Chief in the ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' cartoon. A few episodes show him to have at one point had a robot body (which he describes as 'useless') and was Carmen's partner before she had became a face heel turn.thief.
6th Jul '16 11:03:42 AM WillKeaton
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' is a prime example. You can choose how you treat him, so you can either be good pals or you can be a total asshole to him.
%%* ''VideoGame/{{Anachronox}}''

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' is a prime example. You can choose how you treat him, your RobotBuddy, so you can either be good pals or you can be a total asshole to him.
%%* ''VideoGame/{{Anachronox}}''''VideoGame/{{Anachronox}}.''



* ''Automata'', a ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/6/12/ sub-comic]].

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* ''Automata'', a ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/6/12/ sub-comic]].sub-comic.]]
6th Jul '16 11:02:54 AM WillKeaton
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A lot of times this leads to someone asking WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.

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A lot of times this leads to someone asking WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.
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