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29th Apr '16 5:51:04 PM Pseudoname
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', Bucket uses a forty year old repair drone chassis despite having access to better models. It's for sentimental reasons, as it's the body Cabot gave him when they [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight split off from the Marshals]], though that hasn't stopped him from making some [[ArmCannon modifications]].
14th Mar '16 1:02:53 PM StFan
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* This comes up in ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' a few times. The first season of ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex]]'' has an episode revolving around an old model of gynoid which were still popular because they were easy to customise. Another episode has the CEO of a company use what is essentially a box with four legs as his body, as he likes the old-fashioned style.
** The box isn't actually old-fashioned - the manga explains that it requires extremely sophisticated simulated sensation of body in order to avoid insanity due to sensory deprivation. The man just likes to advertise that he gave up his body to the company, so to speak; they sell organs donated by people who prefer cybernetics, which are cheaper and faster to get than cloned organs.

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* This comes up in ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' a few times. The first season of ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex]]'' has an episode revolving around an old model of gynoid which were still popular because they were easy to customise. Another episode has the CEO of a company use what is essentially a box with four legs as his body, as he likes the old-fashioned style.
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style. The manga explains the box isn't actually old-fashioned - the manga explains that old-fashioned; it requires extremely sophisticated simulated sensation of body in order to avoid insanity due to sensory deprivation. The man just likes to advertise that he gave up his body to the company, so to speak; they sell organs donated by people who prefer cybernetics, which are cheaper and faster to get than cloned organs.




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* DCComics' Star Hawkins - Space Detective! His robot secretary, Ilda, is very much an antique model - Star admittedly can't afford better, but he wouldn't get rid of her even if he could. (Except in ''Twilight'' [or "Let's make all our goofy sci-fi characters DarkerAndEdgier"], where he says he'd have junked her if he'd had a chance. But [[CanonDisContinuity that wasn't the real Star Hawkins]].) An even better example is Stella Sterling in ''Whatever Happened To ... Star Hawkins'', who can ''certainly'' afford a top-of-the-range robot bodyguard, but prefers Automan, a robot who dates back to the 1960s.

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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash''. The titular character's bodyguard robot can't run very fast and his speech is very noticeable RoboSpeak. But Pluto keeps him around for sentimental purposes.
** He's also "incompatible" with Pluto's robot maid.
** Pluto does get a new one at the end, but only so he can make Bruno his club manager.
** Bruno also has years of "rill-hopping" experience in him from their smuggling days. Also, compared to the other robots shown, Bruno is a lot smarter.
** He can also intercept phone calls but can't listen to them himself.

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* DCComics' Creator/DCComics' Star Hawkins - -- Space Detective! His robot secretary, Ilda, is very much an antique model - Star admittedly can't afford better, but he wouldn't get rid of her even if he could. (Except in ''Twilight'' [or "Let's make all our goofy sci-fi characters DarkerAndEdgier"], where he says he'd have junked her if he'd had a chance. But [[CanonDisContinuity that wasn't the real Star Hawkins]].) An even better example is Stella Sterling in ''Whatever Happened To ... Star Hawkins'', who can ''certainly'' afford a top-of-the-range robot bodyguard, but prefers Automan, a robot who dates back to the 1960s.

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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash''. The titular title character's bodyguard robot can't run very fast and his speech is very noticeable RoboSpeak. But Pluto keeps him around for sentimental purposes.
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purposes. He's also "incompatible" with Pluto's robot maid.
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maid. Pluto does get a new one at the end, but only so he can make Bruno his club manager.
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manager. Bruno also has years of "rill-hopping" experience in him from their smuggling days. Also, compared to the other robots shown, Bruno is a lot smarter.
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smarter. He can also even intercept phone calls but can't listen to them himself.



* C-3PO and R2-D2 from ''Franchise/StarWars''. Especially C-3PO in the prequels.

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C-3PO and R2-D2 from ''Franchise/StarWars''.R2-D2. Especially C-3PO in the prequels.



* This was the plot of ''{{Film/Cherry 2000}}''; the male protagonist accidentally breaks his RobotGirl, and her model's out of production. Instead of getting a new model, he hires an ActionGirl to take him to the abandoned factory in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, so he can find another Cherry-model to install the backup memory chip into.
* In ''Film/RealSteel'', Atom is a previous generation sparring robot that was stored whole and functional (but uncleaned) in a parts depot. He has different strengths and weaknesses from current top of the line arena fighters, which allows him to survive when facing them.
** Some of his strengths have nothing to do with being outdated. Since he was built as a sparring bot, not a fighter, his body is specifically made to be highly resistant to damage. On the other hand, his physical strength (at least initially) is very low for a robot (also intentional). Basically, he can take a punch but not give one, until Max replaces his arm actuators with stronger ones salvaged from Ambush.

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* This was the plot of ''{{Film/Cherry ''Film/{{Cherry 2000}}''; the male protagonist accidentally breaks his RobotGirl, and her model's out of production. Instead of getting a new model, he hires an ActionGirl to take him to the abandoned factory in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, so he can find another Cherry-model to install the backup memory chip into.
* In ''Film/RealSteel'', Atom is a previous generation previous-generation sparring robot that was stored whole and functional (but uncleaned) in a parts depot. He has different strengths and weaknesses from current top of the line top-of-the-line arena fighters, which allows him to survive when facing them.
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them. Some of his strengths have nothing to do with being outdated. Since outdated: since he was built as a sparring bot, not a fighter, his body is specifically made to be highly resistant to damage. On the other hand, his physical strength (at least initially) is very low for a robot (also intentional). Basically, he can take a punch but not give one, until Max replaces his arm actuators with stronger ones salvaged from Ambush.




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* An episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' featured a down-on-his-luck boxer in an age when all boxing was done by prizefighting robots. His old Mark 3 boxer-bot was no match for the new Mark 7s that littered the profession, but darn it, the Mark 3 was ''his'' robot. [[spoiler:When his robot malfunctioned, he entered the ring himself pretending to be a robot. This did not end well for him.]]
** This episode was based on a short story by Richard Matheson. The story was later loosely adapted into a film called ''Film/RealSteel''.

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* An episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' featured features a down-on-his-luck boxer in an age when all boxing was is done by prizefighting robots. His old Mark 3 boxer-bot was is no match for the new Mark 7s that littered litter the profession, but darn it, the Mark 3 was is ''his'' robot. [[spoiler:When his robot malfunctioned, malfunctions, he entered enters the ring himself pretending to be a robot. This did does not end well for him.]]
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]] This episode was based on a short story by Richard Matheson. The story was later loosely adapted into a film called ''Film/RealSteel''.




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* Pops from ''Film/TerminatorGenesys'' can be seen as this from Sarah Connor's viewpoint.

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* Pops from ''Film/TerminatorGenesys'' ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' can be seen as this from Sarah Connor's viewpoint.
7th Mar '16 6:00:03 AM Hunn2070
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* Pops from ''Film/TerminatorGenesis'' can be seen as this from Sarah Connor's viewpoint.

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* Pops from ''Film/TerminatorGenesis'' ''Film/TerminatorGenesys'' can be seen as this from Sarah Connor's viewpoint.
2nd Jan '16 5:11:29 PM Dhaka-dice
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*** It's explicitly stated that Dr Cain didn't [[WellIntentionedReplacement fully understand some of Dr Light's schematics]], which makes all 1st generation reploids less "newer models" and more [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct inferior]] [[FollowTheLeader imitations]] of X, who is really the latest in a long line of models by a very skilled scientist.


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** When we see him building Joey in the intro, Robert mentions his "talents". Considering that [[spoiler:he is the son of the man who created possibly the smartest and most dangerous AI in the world, it probably runs in the family]].
26th Nov '15 1:35:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash Pluto Nash]]''. The titular character's bodyguard robot can't run very fast and his speech is very noticeable RoboSpeak. But Pluto keeps him around for sentimental purposes.

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* ''[[TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash Pluto Nash]]''.''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash''. The titular character's bodyguard robot can't run very fast and his speech is very noticeable RoboSpeak. But Pluto keeps him around for sentimental purposes.



** ''TheThrawnTrilogy'' explains that there are advantages to using old droids that haven't had regular memory wipes, such as the fact that Artoo has worked with Luke's X-Wing computer for so long that they practically have a symbiotic relationship and are much more efficient than the standard. There are also disadvantages - the ship's computer has become so idiosyncratic from this that if another computer needs to scan the ship's data, they need Artoo around to translate.

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** ''TheThrawnTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' explains that there are advantages to using old droids that haven't had regular memory wipes, such as the fact that Artoo has worked with Luke's X-Wing computer for so long that they practically have a symbiotic relationship and are much more efficient than the standard. There are also disadvantages - the ship's computer has become so idiosyncratic from this that if another computer needs to scan the ship's data, they need Artoo around to translate.
22nd Nov '15 6:14:00 AM Jeff-R
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* Pops from ''Film/TerminatorGenesis'' can be seen as this from Sarah Connor's viewpoint.




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* Grumps is exactly this to the Bell family in Helen Fox's childrens' novel [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eager_%28novel%29 Eager]].
25th Aug '15 11:01:15 AM Saber15
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* In ''Zima Blue'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds, [[spoiler: Zima]] began life as a simple pool cleaning robot which derived 'pleasure' from the color of its pool tiles. The robot's creator made a small fortune selling kits of the design, and used the robot as a testbed for new upgrades. When he died, he passed the robot onto his children and so on, and they continued to upgrade the robot. Eventually, it was given its freedom once it became near-human in intelligence. [[spoiler: The robot continued to upgrade itself, then used bio-augmentation to become near-human. His old programming remained, and he turned into a mad artist that painted entire worlds in ''Zima Blue''. Eventually, he rebuilds the inventor's pool with recovered tiles, and sheds his augmented mind to live in simple pleasure]].

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* In ''Zima Blue'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds, [[spoiler: Zima]] began life as a simple pool cleaning robot which derived 'pleasure' from the color of its pool tiles. The robot's creator made a small fortune selling kits of the design, and used the robot as a testbed for new upgrades. When he died, he passed the robot onto his children and so on, and they continued to upgrade the robot. Eventually, it was given its freedom once it became near-human in intelligence. [[spoiler: The robot continued to upgrade itself, then used bio-augmentation to become near-human. His old programming remained, and he turned into a mad artist that painted entire worlds in ''Zima Blue''."Zima Blue". Eventually, he rebuilds the inventor's pool with recovered tiles, and sheds his augmented mind to live in simple pleasure]].
25th Aug '15 11:00:37 AM Saber15
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* In ''Zima Blue'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds, [[spoiler: Zima]] began life as a simple pool cleaning robot which derived 'pleasure' from the color of its pool tiles. The robot's creator made a small fortune selling kits of the design, and used the robot as a testbed for new upgrades. When he died, he passed the robot onto his children and so on, and they continued to upgrade the robot. Eventually, it was given its freedom once it became near-human in intelligence. [[spoiler: The robot continued to upgrade itself, then used bio-augmentation to become near-human. His old programming remained, and he turned into a mad artist that painted entire worlds in ''Zima Blue''. Eventually, he rebuilds the inventor's pool with recovered tiles, and sheds his augmented mind to live in simple pleasure]].
25th Aug '15 10:32:28 AM Willbyr
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* This comes up in ''GhostInTheShell'' a few times. The first season of ''Stand Alone Complex'' has an episode revolving around an old model of [[strike: android]] gynoid which were still popular because they were easy to customise. Another episode has the CEO of a company use what is essentially a box with four legs as his body, as he likes the old-fashioned style.

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* This comes up in ''GhostInTheShell'' ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' a few times. The first season of ''Stand ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex'' Complex]]'' has an episode revolving around an old model of [[strike: android]] gynoid which were still popular because they were easy to customise. Another episode has the CEO of a company use what is essentially a box with four legs as his body, as he likes the old-fashioned style.
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