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14th Apr '17 9:42:57 AM zarpaulus
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** The reason is that while it is easy to back up an AI, they can't be restored. Molecular variations in the manufacturing mean every robot AI is unique and while they can be saved to disk, they can't be restored to any other unit but themselves.
* All the named robots in ''Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}'' have numerous backups. It first came up Minionbot briefly converted to Zen in an early arc but changed his mind when Carl threatened to overwrite his backup disc with [=MP3s=], he later got a set of spare heads in case of LogicBomb. Carl himself has a closet full of fully aware backups.

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** The reason is that while it is easy to back up an AI, they can't be restored. Molecular variations in the manufacturing mean every robot AI neural net is unique and while they their memories can be saved to disk, they can't be restored to any other unit but themselves.
* All the named robots in ''Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}'' have numerous backups. It first came up when Minionbot briefly converted to Zen Buddhism in an early arc but changed his mind when Carl threatened to overwrite his backup disc with [=MP3s=], he later got a set of spare heads in case of LogicBomb. Carl himself has a closet full of fully aware backups.


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* In ''Webcomic/{{Jix}}'' androids can backup to a spare body if they have one, or do a rapid upload into any nearby hardware with sufficient storage, such as another android.


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** In one episode the Robot Devil is destroyed and temporarily becomes a digital ghost, before opening his closet and possessing one of his several spare bodies.
14th Mar '17 5:20:09 AM Doug86
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* Another Bungie series, ''VideoGames/{{Marathon}}'', used "pattern buffers" as {{Save Point}}s. The term may have some from ''StarTrek'' as it works on the same principle: your molecular makeup is stored in the buffer and this is how you're "saved".

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* Another Bungie series, ''VideoGames/{{Marathon}}'', used "pattern buffers" as {{Save Point}}s. The term may have some from ''StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' as it works on the same principle: your molecular makeup is stored in the buffer and this is how you're "saved".
15th Feb '17 2:58:00 PM CountDorku
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* Cubes in ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}'' back up memory for recovery if the host dies. The Combined Army even has a gun, the sepsitor, that implants viruses into the cube to take control of the host.
25th Dec '16 4:56:02 AM Eddy1215
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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, prepared just for that eventuality. This body is often a [[CloningGambit clone of the character]], although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.

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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, [[CrazyPrepared prepared just for that eventuality.eventuality]]. This body is often a [[CloningGambit clone of the character]], although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.
19th Nov '16 1:07:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]], the Reapers destroy Pandora's New-U system, forcing the Vault Hunters to be extremely careful as they attempt to hijack a Hyperion starship. [[{{Badass}} They survive anyway.]] The system remains out of commission in [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins the sequel]] as well, in which several characters [[DiscussedTrope comment on]] missing the tech.

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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]], the Reapers destroy Pandora's New-U system, forcing the Vault Hunters to be extremely careful as they attempt to hijack a Hyperion starship. [[{{Badass}} They survive anyway.]] anyway. The system remains out of commission in [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins the sequel]] as well, in which several characters [[DiscussedTrope comment on]] missing the tech.
9th Sep '16 12:40:22 AM PaulA
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* In the Creator/OrsonScottCard short story "Fat Farm", the protagonist, a glutton, has his mind moved to new, svelte cloned bodies on a regular basis. The KarmicTwistEnding is that the "cast-off bodies," who expect to be coddled, are instead pressed into slave labor. The 'original' is their boss.

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* In the Creator/OrsonScottCard short story "Fat Farm", Farm" (collected in ''Literature/MapsInAMirror''), the protagonist, a glutton, has his mind moved to new, svelte cloned bodies on a regular basis. The KarmicTwistEnding is that the "cast-off bodies," who expect to be coddled, are instead pressed into slave labor. The 'original' is their boss.boss, who treats them harshly because he hates them as tangible evidence that the version of him now living his life keeps on making the same bad decisions.
13th Aug '16 7:23:51 PM FactoidCow
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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, prepared just for that eventuality. This body is often a clone of the character, although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.

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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, prepared just for that eventuality. This body is often a [[CloningGambit clone of the character, character]], although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.



See also BrainUploading, BornAsAnAdult, JustifiedExtraLives, OnlyOneMeAllowedRightNow, and HeartDrive.

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See also BrainUploading, BornAsAnAdult, CloningGambit, JustifiedExtraLives, OnlyOneMeAllowedRightNow, and HeartDrive.
16th Jul '16 8:24:53 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': En Sabah Nur is introduced performing a transfer of his consciousness into another body (that of a regenerating mutant) through a ritual inside a pyramid that is [[ThePowerOfTheSun powered by the sun]]. Later in the film, he builds a new gigantic pyramid in Cairo to perform the ritual on [[spoiler:Charles Xavier]].
7th Jun '16 5:26:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena'': The Athena uses disposable cyborg drones as meat suits that can be accessed by anyone from a drone control station. Riddick at one point breaks into one and turns it against the mercs. Every time they kill a drone, Riddick can just "jack in" again and activate the next one in line; this is even necessary to advance beyond a DeadlyRotaryFan.
7th Apr '16 4:21:33 AM HellYesOtters
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* In ''Literature/AncillaryJustice'', [[TheEmperor Anaander Mianaai]] has [[HiveMind a few thousand]] running around to oversee [[TheEmpire the Radch's]] expansion, giving him an odd sort of functional immortality.

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* In ''Literature/AncillaryJustice'', [[TheEmperor Anaander Mianaai]] has [[HiveMind a few thousand]] running around to oversee [[TheEmpire the Radch's]] expansion, giving him her an odd sort of functional immortality.
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