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* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins.

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* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins. origins.



** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.** The episode "Quest For Survival" featurs the Morphobots, a species of alien "mechanical plants" who naturally feed on "robotic insects." After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots then get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to "a planet of robotic insects."
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatches out of an egg and is hungry, after all), but its visual design looks mechanical. Perhaps it's just some kind of exoskeleton.
** The poor Lithonian robots from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).
* In ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders,'' Tekla comes from Planet Tech. If she is typical, all the planet's inhabitants are made of a sort of living circuitry. Unfortunately, like the Lithonians mentioned above, Planet Tech is eaten by the Beast Planet.

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** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] ]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.** The episode "Quest For Survival" featurs the Morphobots, a species of alien "mechanical plants" who naturally feed on "robotic insects." " After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots then get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to "a planet of robotic insects."
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatches out of an egg and is hungry, after all), but its visual design looks mechanical. Perhaps it's just some kind of exoskeleton.
** The poor Lithonian robots from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).
* In ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders,'' Tekla comes from Planet Tech. If she is typical, all the planet's inhabitants are made of a sort of living circuitry. circuitry. Unfortunately, like the Lithonians mentioned above, Planet Tech is eaten by the Beast Planet. Planet, leaving her the [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Her Kind.]]
30th Jul '16 2:12:05 PM HelloLamppost
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* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins.

to:

* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins. origins.



** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.** The episode "Quest For Survival" featurs the Morphobots, a species of alien "mechanical plants" who naturally feed on "robotic insects." After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots then get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to "a planet of robotic insects."
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatches out of an egg and is hungry, after all), but its visual design looks mechanical. Perhaps it's just some kind of exoskeleton.
** The poor Lithonian robots from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).

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** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] ]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.** The episode "Quest For Survival" featurs the Morphobots, a species of alien "mechanical plants" who naturally feed on "robotic insects." " After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots then get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to "a planet of robotic insects."
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatches out of an egg and is hungry, after all), but its visual design looks mechanical. Perhaps it's just some kind of exoskeleton.
** The poor Lithonian robots from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).stone).
* In ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders,'' Tekla comes from Planet Tech. If she is typical, all the planet's inhabitants are made of a sort of living circuitry. Unfortunately, like the Lithonians mentioned above, Planet Tech is eaten by the Beast Planet.
** For that matter, the [[PlanetEater Beast Planet]] and its drones probably count as well.
30th Jul '16 2:09:25 PM HelloLamppost
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* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins.

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* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins. origins.



** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.** The episode "Quest For Survival" featurs the Morphobots, a species of alien "mechanical plants" who naturally feed on "robotic insects." After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots then get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to "a planet of robotic insects."
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatches out of an egg and is hungry, after all), but its visual design looks mechanical. Perhaps it's just some kind of exoskeleton.
** The poor Lithonians from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).

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** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] ]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.** The episode "Quest For Survival" featurs the Morphobots, a species of alien "mechanical plants" who naturally feed on "robotic insects." " After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots then get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to "a planet of robotic insects."
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatches out of an egg and is hungry, after all), but its visual design looks mechanical. Perhaps it's just some kind of exoskeleton.
** The poor Lithonians Lithonian robots from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).
30th Jul '16 2:08:40 PM HelloLamppost
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* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins.

to:

* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins. origins.



** The episode "Quest For Survival" featurs the Morphobots, a species of alien "mechanical plants" who naturally feed on "robotic insects." After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots then get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to "a planet of robotic insects."
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatched out of an egg and was hungry, after all), but its visual design looked mechanical. Perhaps it was just some kind of exoskeleton.
** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.
** The poor Lithonians from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).

to:

** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.** The episode "Quest For Survival" featurs the Morphobots, a species of alien "mechanical plants" who naturally feed on "robotic insects." " After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots then get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to "a planet of robotic insects."
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatched hatches out of an egg and was is hungry, after all), but its visual design looked mechanical. looks mechanical. Perhaps it was it's just some kind of exoskeleton.
** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.
** The poor Lithonians from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).
30th Jul '16 2:07:51 PM HelloLamppost
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* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins.

to:

* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins. origins.



** The episode "Quest For Survival" featured the Morphobots, a species of alien ''"mechanical plants"'' who naturally fed on "robotic insects." After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to "a planet of robotic insects."
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatched out of an egg and was hungry, after all), but its visual design looked mechanical. Perhaps it was just some kind of exoskeleton.
** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.
** The poor Lithonians from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).

to:

** The episode "Quest For Survival" featured featurs the Morphobots, a species of alien ''"mechanical plants"'' "mechanical plants" who naturally fed feed on "robotic insects." " After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots then get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to "a planet of robotic insects."
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatched out of an egg and was hungry, after all), but its visual design looked mechanical. Perhaps it was just some kind of exoskeleton.
** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] ]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.
** The poor Lithonians from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).
30th Jul '16 2:07:17 PM HelloLamppost
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* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins.

to:

* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins. origins.



** "Quest For Survival" featured the Morphobots, a species of alien ''"mechanical plants"'' who naturally fed on "robotic insects." After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to ''"a planet of robotic insects(!)"
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatched out of an egg and was hungry, after all), but its visual design looked mechanical. Perhaps it was just some kind of exoskeleton.
** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.
** The poor Lithonians from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).

to:

** The episode "Quest For Survival" featured the Morphobots, a species of alien ''"mechanical plants"'' who naturally fed on "robotic insects." " After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to ''"a "a planet of robotic insects(!)"
insects."
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatched out of an egg and was hungry, after all), but its visual design looked mechanical. Perhaps it was just some kind of exoskeleton.
** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] ]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.
** The poor Lithonians from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).
30th Jul '16 2:06:36 PM HelloLamppost
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* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins.

to:

* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins. origins.



** "Quest For Survival" featured the Morphobots, a species of alien "mechanical ''plants"'' who naturally fed on "robotic insects." After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to ''"a planet of robotic insects(!)"
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatched out of an egg and was hungry, after all), but its visual design looked mechanical. Perhaps it was just some kind of exoskeleton.
** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.
** The poor Lithonians from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).

to:

** "Quest For Survival" featured the Morphobots, a species of alien "mechanical ''plants"'' ''"mechanical plants"'' who naturally fed on "robotic insects." " After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to ''"a planet of robotic insects(!)"
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatched out of an egg and was hungry, after all), but its visual design looked mechanical. Perhaps it was just some kind of exoskeleton.
** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] ]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.
** The poor Lithonians from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).
30th Jul '16 2:05:44 PM HelloLamppost
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* As previously mentioned, all versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' are about this. More notably though, ''other'' alien species of robots would frequently appear, often without any explicit Cybertronian origins.
** It may be a safe bet that all robots who can ''transform,'' like the Junkions, have some connection to the Transformers or at least to their creators the Quintessons, but it's never stated outright.
** "Quest For Survival" featured the Morphobots, a species of alien "mechanical ''plants"'' who naturally fed on "robotic insects." After allowing them to chow down on the episode's rampaging swarm of Insecticon clones, the Autobots get rid of them by loading them into a rocketship and sending them to ''"a planet of robotic insects(!)"
** The big winged {{Kaiju}} from "The Secret of Omega Supreme" would seem perfectly biological from the script (it hatched out of an egg and was hungry, after all), but its visual design looked mechanical. Perhaps it was just some kind of exoskeleton.
** It isn't clear if the Quintessons are this trope or [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs.]] The fact that they make a "squish" noise when they get smacked around would seem to indicate the latter.
** The poor Lithonians from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' certainly count (their planet gets eaten by Unicron). Supposedly, early drafts of the script had them as SiliconBasedLife instead, hence their planet's name "Lithone" (the Greek prefix ''lith-'' means stone).
4th Jul '16 11:36:58 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' features biomechanical beings of a variety of different races [[spoiler: living inside the body of Mata Nui, who in turn is a living HumongousMecha around the size of [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Chouginga Gurren Lagann]]]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' features biomechanical beings of a variety of different races [[spoiler: living inside the body of Mata Nui, who in turn is a living HumongousMecha around the size of [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Chouginga Gurren Lagann]]]].
30th Jun '16 11:40:57 AM Kalaong
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* ''WebComic/OnlyHuman'' has humanity replaced with robots and humans who converted to robots. Humanity is thought to be extinct [[spoiler: until little girl named Ely is found.]]

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* ''WebComic/OnlyHuman'' ''Webcomic/OnlyHuman'' has humanity replaced with robots and humans who converted to robots. Humanity is thought to be extinct [[spoiler: until little girl named Ely is found.]]]]
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has several of them; Schlock and his fellow "Carbosillicate Amorphs" evolved from [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-12-16 "self-repairing distributed storage systems for (Bradicor) supercomputers"]], and the Esspererin are apparently [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2016-05-16 "somebody's iterative mechanical replication experiment."]]
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