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9th Mar '17 9:07:02 AM BeerBaron
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* The Dwemer Centurions in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' produce a distinct metal-on-stone clacking sounds whenever they are near.
** The Dwemer [[http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Animunculi Animunculi]] of [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] clank, click and emit steam as they move.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': The various Dwemer Centurions in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' produce a distinct metal-on-stone clacking sounds whenever they are near.
** The Dwemer [[http://elderscrolls.
MechaMooks (known as "[[http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Animunculi Animunculi]] of [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] clank, click Animunculi]]" in the lore), as seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and emit steam ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', make "clanky" metal-on-stone or metal-on-metal sounds as they move.move. Even when still, they'll make noise by releasing steam.
5th Mar '17 6:11:07 PM SAMAS
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* The Franchise/{{Gundam}} Franchise has a very specific set of sounds for nearly every move a [[HumngousMecha Mobile Suit]] makes.
25th Jan '17 3:14:50 AM Yozzy
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* Unlike the clanking, whirring robots usually represented by this trope, Ava from ''Film/ExMachina'' makes a rather smooth buzzing sound when she makes any significant movement, and she makes no noise at all with small movements. Even further, [[spoiler:any of Nathan's robots can cover up their noise when covered up by a skin sheath]].

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* Unlike the clanking, whirring robots usually represented by this trope, Ava [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ava]] from ''Film/ExMachina'' makes a rather smooth buzzing sound when she makes any significant movement, and she makes no noise at all with small movements. Even further, [[spoiler:any of Nathan's robots [[spoiler:she and her "sisters" can cover up their the noise when covered up by a skin sheath]].sheath of false skin]]. That actually becomes part of a plot point.
31st Dec '16 8:15:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' features in episode 4 a discussion about robots. Episode 5 focuses on one, and her servos could use some maintenance. Not that anyone cares.

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* ''FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' features in episode 4 a discussion about robots. Episode 5 focuses on one, and her servos could use some maintenance. Not that anyone cares.



* ''StarWars'' is guilty of this, with most civilian droids making odd pneumatic whining sounds whenever they move and military droids that have an inexplicable clanking sound accompany their every step, even while walking on grass.

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* ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' is guilty of this, with most civilian droids making odd pneumatic whining sounds whenever they move and military droids that have an inexplicable clanking sound accompany their every step, even while walking on grass.
12th Dec '16 5:08:34 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'': Goblin Shredders (huge mecha used for rapid harvesting of lumber, sometimes used against squishier targets) are so noisy even their unit responses consist of nothing but metallic grinding and hydraulic noises (with the occasional giggle from the pilot).
9th Dec '16 8:30:35 PM Saveelich
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This is a SoundFX trope relating to any robot, {{cyborg}} or MechanicalLifeform that makes mechanical creaking sounds when they move around. Most RealLife robots tend to make loud snaps and hissing noises due to the hydraulics or compressed air they use for movement and creaking noises mean that somebody has to pick up the oilcan ''stat'' unless they fancy replacing components. In the case of dangerous robots in fiction, it ramps up the tension, but also makes it easier for the protagonists to run or hide.

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This is a SoundFX trope relating to any robot, {{cyborg}} or {{cyborg}}, MechanicalLifeform or PoweredArmor that makes mechanical creaking sounds when they move around. Most RealLife robots tend to make loud snaps and hissing noises due to the hydraulics or compressed air they use for movement and creaking noises mean that somebody has to pick up the oilcan ''stat'' unless they fancy replacing components. In the case of dangerous robots in fiction, it ramps up the tension, but also makes it easier for the protagonists to run or hide.
1st Jul '16 11:10:07 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the ''{{Bionicle}}'' web animations have this for ''all'' the characters, even though they're partly organic and technically not robots. (Including [[FridgeLogic a few who are actually organic beings wearing armour]]). Averted in the DirectToDVD movies, however (save for a handful of instances).

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* Most of the ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' web animations have this for ''all'' the characters, even though they're partly organic and technically not robots. (Including [[FridgeLogic a few who are actually organic beings wearing armour]]). Averted in the DirectToDVD movies, however (save for a handful of instances).
19th Jun '16 12:32:06 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* While the Combat {{Cyborg}}s in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' are normally silent, body parts that have been damaged beyond a certain point will emit mechanical whirring sounds when they move, as shown in the hospital scene after the massive terrorist attack by Jail in ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* Dorathy from ''Anime/TheBigO'' makes very smooth mechanical sounds when she moves [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the Episode]]

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* While the Combat {{Cyborg}}s in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' are normally silent, body parts that have been damaged beyond a certain point will emit mechanical whirring sounds when they move, as shown in the hospital scene after the massive terrorist attack by Jail in ''[=StrikerS=]''.
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* Dorathy Dorothy from ''Anime/TheBigO'' makes very smooth mechanical sounds when she moves [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the Episode]]
2nd May '16 2:50:38 PM R1ck
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This is a SoundFX trope relating to any robot, {{cyborg}} or MechanicalLifeform that makes mechanical creaking sounds when they move around. Most RealLife robots tend to make loud snaps and hissing noises due to the hydraulics or compressed air they use for movement and creaking noises mean that somebody has to pick up the oilcan ''stat'' unless they fancy replacing components.

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This is a SoundFX trope relating to any robot, {{cyborg}} or MechanicalLifeform that makes mechanical creaking sounds when they move around. Most RealLife robots tend to make loud snaps and hissing noises due to the hydraulics or compressed air they use for movement and creaking noises mean that somebody has to pick up the oilcan ''stat'' unless they fancy replacing components.
components. In the case of dangerous robots in fiction, it ramps up the tension, but also makes it easier for the protagonists to run or hide.
11th Jan '16 10:15:59 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* In the ''Star Challenge'' books 2-Tor, your robotic companion, follows this trope to a T. The thing is very often described not only beeping or clicking, but also with flashing lights (at least it moves silently, since it hovers.)
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