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15th Dec '16 4:15:48 AM LentilSandEater
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* Lampshaded in a host segment to the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode "Film/IAccuseMyParents," when Tom wants to become a real live boy, so Crow paints him "nude" color.

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* Lampshaded Discussed in a typically BlackComedy way in a host segment to the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode "Film/IAccuseMyParents," when Tom wants to become a real live boy, so Crow paints him "nude" color.
15th Dec '16 4:13:51 AM LentilSandEater
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* Totally subverted in ''PhantasyStarIV'', where the androids of the party, Wren and Demi, are both hundreds of years old (Wren is actually closer to ''a thousand'' years old) and perfectly happy being androids with feelings, having presumably awakened to their emotions some time ago. Some fans speculate that Wren actually ''built'' Demi as a companion for himself, which is why she's small, cute, and more emotionally developed despite being some six hundred years younger than him.
** Subverted more directly with Rika, an artificial humanoid; the player can watch her slowly grow up over the course of the game (including a childish phase and a know-it-all adolescent phase, before arriving at maturity). At one point, she even describes the difference between being informed of things and encountering them in the real world, but none of the things she counts among them are romantic love, and in fact her first experience with displays of human emotion is [[spoiler: mourning the death of Alys.]]

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* Totally subverted ''PhantasyStarIV'',
** Averted
in ''PhantasyStarIV'', where that the androids of the party, Wren and Demi, are both hundreds of years old (Wren is actually closer to ''a thousand'' years old) and perfectly happy being androids with feelings, having presumably awakened to their emotions some time ago. Some fans speculate that Wren actually ''built'' Demi as a companion for himself, which is why she's small, cute, and more emotionally developed despite being some six hundred years younger than him.
** Subverted more directly Played straight with Rika, an artificial humanoid; the player can watch her slowly grow up over the course of the game (including a childish phase and a know-it-all adolescent phase, before arriving at maturity). At one point, she even describes the difference between being informed of things and encountering them in the real world, but none of the things she counts among them are romantic love, and in fact her first experience with displays of human emotion is [[spoiler: mourning the death of Alys.]]
16th Nov '16 5:57:16 AM Tron80
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* One [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] {{Superman}} story had SufficientlyAdvanced aliens transform one of Superman's robots into a superpowered flesh-and-blood human being with free will, but the robot ended up [[HeroicSacrifice Heroically Sacrificing]] himself to save the day before the story's end.

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* One [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} story had SufficientlyAdvanced aliens transform one of Superman's robots into a superpowered flesh-and-blood human being with free will, but the robot ended up [[HeroicSacrifice Heroically Sacrificing]] himself to save the day before the story's end.
21st Oct '16 12:03:52 PM MagnusForce
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* Played with very dark humor in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. When Pinocchio and the old guy are stuck in the whale, Billy is also eaten. The Old Guy, thrilled to have a human companion, begins to act as if Billy were his real son. Pinocchio, out of jealousy, decides that the only way to become a real boy, is to eat Billy, and get his [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul]]. HilarityEnsues.

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* Played with very dark humor in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. When Pinocchio and the old guy are Gepetto aare stuck in the whale, Billy is also eaten. The Old Guy, Gepetto, thrilled to have a human companion, begins to act as if Billy were his real son. Pinocchio, out of jealousy, decides that the only way to become a real boy, is to eat Billy, and get his [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul]]. HilarityEnsues.soul. HilarityEnsues.
** Pinnocchio's first appearance in the show, "[[DerailedFairyTale Nursery Crimes]]", sees him try to eat Billy to become a real boy.
13th Sep '16 10:29:57 PM Vir
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* ''TheVentureBrothers'' has this as a running theme, as Hank and Dean had been a succession of clones, educated by computers programmed decades ago, and virtually cut off from the outside world. As super-science mishaps and plain stupidity killed them, they were replaced, starting over in their teenage forms. Once all their reserve clones had been killed off, their father has been marginally more concerned with keeping them alive, and they've been encountering the larger world, largely unequipped to deal with it.

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* ''TheVentureBrothers'' ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has this as a running theme, as Hank and Dean had been a succession of clones, educated by computers programmed decades ago, and virtually cut off from the outside world. As super-science mishaps and plain stupidity killed them, they were replaced, starting over in their teenage forms. Once all their reserve clones had been killed off, their father has been marginally more concerned with keeping them alive, and they've been encountering the larger world, largely unequipped to deal with it.it.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Dummy Love", the Aqua Teens get two murderous ventriloquist dummies and Shake uses them for a stageshow. Unfortunately for him, Meatwad wishes them human, which leads to Shake getting pissed, trying to kill them and going to prison for attempted murder.
14th Aug '16 1:35:21 PM nombretomado
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* The plot of DoctorSteel's "Lullabye Bye".

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* The plot of DoctorSteel's Music/DoctorSteel's "Lullabye Bye".
30th Jun '16 1:40:41 PM intastiel
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* ''PrometheanTheCreated'' plays this both ways: the [[ToBecomeHuman New Dawn]] does get rid of the inherent problem of [[UncannyValley Disquiet]], so the now-human Promethean can interact with humans. However, it's a common occurrence for Prometheans to lose all memories of the Pilgrimage upon obtaining mortality, which carries its own set of problems.

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* ''PrometheanTheCreated'' plays ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' presents this both ways: as the [[ToBecomeHuman New Dawn]] does get rid ultimate goal of most [[{{Golem}} Prometheans]]. The good news is that they can succeed in transforming themselves into humans, granting them souls and freeing them from the inherent problem combination HatePlague and WalkingWasteland effects of [[UncannyValley Disquiet]], so the now-human Promethean can interact with humans. However, it's Disquiet. The bad news is that this leaves them as a common occurrence for [[DePower De-Powered]] mortal in a CrapsackWorld, often [[LaserGuidedAmnesia losing some or all memories]] of their previous existence. And, of course, other Prometheans will ''really'' want to lose all memories of the Pilgrimage upon obtaining mortality, which carries its own set of problems.know how they managed it.
1st Jun '16 8:15:39 PM WanderingTedium
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Compare EmergentHuman and PinocchioSyndrome. See also JustAMachine. A {{Living Toy|s}} born out of LoveImbuesLife may seek this.

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Compare EmergentHuman (which describes a newly turned human getting used to the human condition) and PinocchioSyndrome.PinocchioSyndrome (which solely describes the desire to become human). See also JustAMachine. A {{Living Toy|s}} born out of LoveImbuesLife may seek this.
8th May '16 10:52:01 PM erforce
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* The various {{Franchise/Terminator}} protagonists in ''Terminator 2'' and ''3.''

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* The various {{Franchise/Terminator}} ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' protagonists in ''Terminator 2'' ''[[Film/Terminato2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]'' and ''3.''[[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines 3]].''
18th Apr '16 7:44:29 AM CrankyStorming
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'', you encounter an angry ghost inhabiting a training dummy. If you go through the game killing everyone you meet, the ghost becomes so enraged that the built up emotion causes it to fuse with the dummy and become corporeal [[spoiler:This makes it so happy that it fulfilled its life-long dream that it will immediately spare you.]]

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'', you encounter an angry ghost inhabiting a training dummy. If you go through the game killing everyone you meet, the ghost becomes so enraged that the built up emotion causes it to fuse with the dummy and become corporeal corporeal. [[spoiler:This makes it so happy that it fulfilled its life-long dream that it will immediately spare you.]]
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