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7th Dec '15 6:56:53 PM HelloLamppost
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* In ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown,'' Indira figures out Kim is an android because of her body language. Most people would never notice it, but Indira is an engineer.
--> ''Wait... The movements of the arms. The hands. The head. Are they... Moving on smooth trilateral compound arcs like Figsbuy pivots. [[OhCrap Oh... hell...]]''
1st Aug '15 2:19:23 PM merotoker
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* [[TrinityBlood Tres Iqus]] looks just like a young man in his early 20s but most certainly doesn't act the part, having exactly one facial expression and saying 'Positive' or 'Negative' instead of yes or no, and '"Requesting damage report" instead of, "Are you hurt?".

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* [[TrinityBlood ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'': Tres Iqus]] Iqus looks just like a young man in his early 20s but most certainly doesn't act the part, having exactly one facial expression and saying 'Positive' or 'Negative' instead of yes or no, and '"Requesting damage report" instead of, "Are you hurt?".



* The titular ''{{ComicBook/Livewires}}'' from MarvelComics. They seem like RidiculouslyHumanRobots (and are even anatomically correct), but because of procedures they performed on themselves, they lack ''fear and doubt'', distancing them from humanity by an incalculable magnitude.
* There are also the X model androids, again from Marvel Comics-- or at least {{Nextwave}}'s very special corner thereof. They look human enough, but earlier models, like "Father Blood Drench Robo Crush" often spout threats like, "I MAKE YOU DIE WITH STEAMY ELECTRIC MEK BITS NOW KLAK KLAK KLAK!"

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* The titular ''{{ComicBook/Livewires}}'' from MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics. They seem like RidiculouslyHumanRobots (and are even anatomically correct), but because of procedures they performed on themselves, they lack ''fear and doubt'', distancing them from humanity by an incalculable magnitude.
* There are also the X model androids, again from Marvel Comics-- or at least {{Nextwave}}'s ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'s very special corner thereof. They look human enough, but earlier models, like "Father Blood Drench Robo Crush" often spout threats like, "I MAKE YOU DIE WITH STEAMY ELECTRIC MEK BITS NOW KLAK KLAK KLAK!"



* Marvel's TheVision. Having Wonder Man's brainwave patterns helps.

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* Marvel's TheVision. ComicBook/TheVision. Having Wonder Man's ComicBook/WonderMan's brainwave patterns helps.



* Pick a [[TheTerminator Terminator]], any Terminator.

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* Pick a [[TheTerminator Terminator]], Franchise/{{Terminator}}, any Terminator.



* The android duplicates in AndreNorton's ''Victory on Janus'' were instantly detectable by the Iftin (and canine) sense of smell, but were otherwise externally identical to specific Iftin and human individuals, down to imitating their voices. The first android "corpse" encountered was torn apart by [[EvilDetectingDog guard dogs]], revealing that the androids didn't bleed and were obviously mechanical.
* The SpacePirate Grey Roger liked using these as MechaMooks in ''[[Literature/{{Lensman}} Triplanetary]]''.
* Mike Kelly[[spoiler: and Tjale Mosasa]], from SA Swann's [[Literature/HostileTakeoverSwann Hostile Takeover]] series, look entirely human, but those who rely on smell or can see deeper into the spectrum than humans can aren't fooled, and each does something impossible in view of others, revealing their true nature.

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* The android duplicates in AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Victory on Janus'' were instantly detectable by the Iftin (and canine) sense of smell, but were otherwise externally identical to specific Iftin and human individuals, down to imitating their voices. The first android "corpse" encountered was torn apart by [[EvilDetectingDog guard dogs]], revealing that the androids didn't bleed and were obviously mechanical.
* The SpacePirate {{Space Pirate|s}} Grey Roger liked using these as MechaMooks in ''[[Literature/{{Lensman}} Triplanetary]]''.
* Mike Kelly[[spoiler: and Tjale Mosasa]], from SA Swann's [[Literature/HostileTakeoverSwann Hostile Takeover]] ''Literature/{{Hostile Takeover|Swann}}'' series, look entirely human, but those who rely on smell or can see deeper into the spectrum than humans can aren't fooled, and each does something impossible in view of others, revealing their true nature.



** Also Ted, the evil robot who tried to romance Buffy's mother. He qualified for [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human]] (albeit a reject from ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'') until Buffy kicked him down the stairs, at which point he ran into hardware trouble.

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** Also Ted, the evil robot who tried to romance Buffy's mother. He qualified for [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human]] {{Ridiculously Human|Robots}} (albeit a reject from ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'') until Buffy kicked him down the stairs, at which point he ran into hardware trouble.



* Data on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. One ExpandedUniverse novel (''Ghostship'') even {{Lampshaded}} this in a semi-mocking tone, in that it made no sense to design an android to blend in with human society, to give it human characteristics such as blinking, drinking, breathing... and then give it chrome-colored skin.

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* Data on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. One ExpandedUniverse novel (''Ghostship'') even {{Lampshaded}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this in a semi-mocking tone, in that it made no sense to design an android to blend in with human society, to give it human characteristics such as blinking, drinking, breathing... and then give it chrome-colored skin.



* The Hardac trilogy of episodes in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' featured an [[AIIsACrapshoot AI named Hardac]] who planned to conquer the world with deceptively human robots. The first two parts played this straight, but the third one, "His Silicon Soul", subverted it. The Batman robot started out as a deceptively human robot, but became a RidiculouslyHumanRobot over the course of the episode. So human, in fact, that it sacrificed itself to prevent the scheme it had set in motion from hurting people. Because like the real Batman, the robot copy [[ThouShaltNotKill is unwilling to kill, ever]].

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* The Hardac trilogy of episodes in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' featured an [[AIIsACrapshoot AI named Hardac]] who planned to conquer the world with deceptively human robots. The first two parts played this straight, but the third one, "His Silicon Soul", subverted it. The Batman robot started out as a deceptively human robot, but became a RidiculouslyHumanRobot {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} over the course of the episode. So human, in fact, that it sacrificed itself to prevent the scheme it had set in motion from hurting people. Because like the real Batman, the robot copy [[ThouShaltNotKill is unwilling to kill, ever]].



* Unfortunately, most robots designed to look human fall under this. Technology still has not advanced far enough to get real-life robots out of the UncannyValley.
** [[http://www.hansonrobotics.com Hanson Robotic's]] creation [[http://www.hansonrobotics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Jules_011.jpg Jules]] comes pretty close to climbing out of the UncannyValley. Not only can he form fairly realistic (and mood-appropriate) expressions, but he is advanced enough to hold a fairly decent conversation with someone.

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* Unfortunately, most robots designed to look human fall under this. Technology still has not advanced far enough to get real-life robots out of the UncannyValley.
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UncannyValley. However, [[http://www.hansonrobotics.com Hanson Robotic's]] creation [[http://www.hansonrobotics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Jules_011.jpg Jules]] comes pretty close to climbing out of the UncannyValley.close. Not only can he form fairly realistic (and mood-appropriate) expressions, but he is advanced enough to hold a fairly decent conversation with someone.



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27th Jul '15 4:12:18 AM Kakai
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* Michael in ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' looks like human until you hear his mechanical way of speaking and see mechanical parts sticking out from the back of his head.
19th Jul '15 12:23:33 PM StFan
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* ''{{Vexille}}'s'' plot revolves around Japan's insistence on building deceptively human robots even after the rest of the world has banned them.

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* ''{{Vexille}}'s'' ''Anime/{{Vexille}}'s'' plot revolves around Japan's insistence on building deceptively human robots even after the rest of the world has banned them.
4th Jun '15 3:15:03 PM StFan
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* In the ''TimeOfEve'', the robots ''appear'' to belong to this category with their human appearance contrasted by their UncannyValley movements and MachineMonotone speech, but it appears that they actually do this for the humans' convenience. When they are free of restraints in the titular café that allows no discrimination between humans and robots they become RidiculouslyHumanRobots good enough to fool each other!

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* In the ''TimeOfEve'', ''Anime/TimeOfEve'', the robots ''appear'' to belong to this category with their human appearance contrasted by their UncannyValley movements and MachineMonotone speech, but it appears that they actually do this for the humans' convenience. When they are free of restraints in the titular café that allows no discrimination between humans and robots they become RidiculouslyHumanRobots good enough to fool each other!
17th May '15 5:20:11 PM nombretomado
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* This is why Nagato from ''Literature/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is often considered a RobotGirl, despite being realistic enough to bleed.

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* This is why Nagato from ''Literature/HaruhiSuzumiya'' ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is often considered a RobotGirl, despite being realistic enough to bleed.
5th May '15 5:29:31 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CityOfHeroes'', [[SteamPunk Nemesis]] Impostor Automatons fall into this when they blow their cover. Often with hilarious dialogue.

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* In ''CityOfHeroes'', ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', [[SteamPunk Nemesis]] Impostor Automatons fall into this when they blow their cover. Often with hilarious dialogue.
30th Mar '15 10:16:33 PM nombretomado
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* D from ''{{Dual}}'' speaks in a dull monotone and avoids contractions.

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* D from ''{{Dual}}'' ''Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure'' speaks in a dull monotone and avoids contractions.
10th Jul '14 8:13:14 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Extant}}'': By all outward appearances, Ethan is completely human, but he behaves slightly...off. This is something John is working to correct.
20th Jun '14 4:38:41 AM ravenclawstudent
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* The [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffybot]], who didn't pull off snappy lines the way the original model did. "That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, Bingo!"

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The [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffybot]], Buffybot, who didn't pull off snappy lines the way the original model did. "That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, Bingo!"Bingo!" She still fooled the other Scoobies though, to the real Buffy's annoyance.
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