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18th Sep '17 8:08:38 AM Prfnoff
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* Marvin the Paranoid Android from all incarnations of ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', who hates his owners, his creators, himself, and the whole of existence, and never stops telling this to anyone who will listen. (Presumably the marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation was referring to a different sort of robot when it advertised "Your Plastic Pal Who's Fun To Be With!") On at least two occasions Marvin was able to stop the opposing forces by linking into their computer system, making it depressed or even suicidal.

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* Marvin the Paranoid Android from all incarnations of ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', who hates his owners, his creators, himself, and the whole of existence, and never stops telling this to anyone who will listen. (Presumably the marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation was referring to a different sort of robot when it advertised "Your Plastic Pal Who's Fun To Be With!") On at least two occasions Marvin was able to stop the opposing forces by linking into their computer system, making it depressed or even suicidal. Eddie would be a better fit for this trope except for the fact that he's an immobile computer.
7th Sep '17 11:13:55 PM bfunc
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* GIR on ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is another subversion of the Robot Buddy who is actually TheDitz [[spoiler:with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]].

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* GIR on ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is another subversion of the Robot Buddy who is actually TheDitz [[spoiler:with a SuperpoweredEvilSide]].SuperpoweredEvilSide; on the (rare) occasions when GIR is being competent, he's ''terrifying''.]].
7th Sep '17 11:10:05 PM bfunc
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* Many characters in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' have "Anthro [=PCs=]" -- Anthropromorphic Personal Computers; antisocial and psychotic little robots that don't like taking orders and engage every electrical appliance in sight sexually, sort of like [[Manga/{{Chobits}} persocoms]] with attitudes. This may just be the main character's Anthro PC.

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* Many characters in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' have "Anthro [=PCs=]" -- Anthropromorphic Personal Computers; antisocial and psychotic little robots that don't like taking orders and engage every electrical appliance in sight sexually, sort of like [[Manga/{{Chobits}} persocoms]] with attitudes. This may just be the main character's Anthro PC.However, this mainly applies to Pintsize; his personality is definitely an outlier and most of them are much friendlier/less perverted.



** Later, the strip introduces Winslow (a Mac Anthro PC) and Momo (a Creator/{{Sony}} Anthro PC), who are both quite friendly and make nice foils to Pintsize's hijinx, making his attitude possibly due to his model. There is also [=PT410x=] (a Linux Anthro PC), who is an [[TakeThat arrogant dick constantly jabbering about how "Closed-source software is slavery"]] (he goes by his serial number rather than a "human-coined SLAVE NAME" for this reason), and crazy conspiracy theories.

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** Later, the strip introduces Winslow (a Mac Mac/[=iPod=] Anthro PC) and Momo (a Creator/{{Sony}} Anthro PC), who are both quite friendly and make nice foils to Pintsize's hijinx, making his attitude possibly due to his model. There is also [=PT410x=] (a Linux Anthro PC), who is an [[TakeThat arrogant dick constantly jabbering about how "Closed-source software is slavery"]] (he goes by his serial number rather than a "human-coined SLAVE NAME" for this reason), and crazy conspiracy theories.theories.
** Then there's Bubbles, a former combat droid who ''wants'' to be liked, but hasn't got a lot of social skills; it wasn't a major part of her former job and her size tends to scare off most people she meets.
26th Aug '17 3:49:57 AM passivesmoking
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* Number 5/Johnny 5 from Film/ShortCircuit is an artificially intelligent military robot designed to be dropped behind enemy lines during a nuclear exchange and deliver a tactical nuke to a high value target. When he is hit be lightning it imbues him with an innocent, curious, childlike personality that quickly becomes a wise-cracking pop culture junkie. He also develops a tremendous respect for all forms of life.
11th Aug '17 3:12:37 PM TheNicestGuy
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* The Claptraps in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', who give you reminders of new missions and are often seen dancing in the cities. In the "Robot Revolution" DLC, however, the Claptraps have TurnedAgainstTheirMasters and try to take over Pandora for themselves. By the time of [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} the sequel]], there's only one Claptrap left on Pandora, and the citizens of Sanctuary see him as a nuisance. He's still helpful in a number of missions because of his ability to interface with Hyperion technology.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' franchise:
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The Claptraps in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', Claptraps, who in the first game give you reminders of new missions and are often seen dancing in the cities. In the "Robot Revolution" DLC, however, the Claptraps have TurnedAgainstTheirMasters and try to take over Pandora for themselves. By the time of [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} the sequel]], there's only one Claptrap left on Pandora, and the citizens of Sanctuary see him as a nuisance. He's still helpful in a number of missions because of his ability to interface with Hyperion technology.technology.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', the main characters have a robot buddy who in turn has his own robot buddy. Initially Loader Bot is just a bodyguard for Rhys, while the Gortys robot is basically an adorable MacGuffin. By the end of the story, the friendship between the two becomes a major plot point.
29th Jul '17 1:40:42 PM nombretomado
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** And now ''WebVideo/EightiesDan'' has [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem R.O.B.]]

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** And now ''WebVideo/EightiesDan'' has [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem R.O.B.]]
19th Jul '17 7:19:22 PM foxley
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* ''ComicBook/{{Starslayer}}'' has SAM, a small golden monkey who acted as Torin's companion, and functioned to help him adjust and function in the future he arrived in. Torin's eventual development where he didn't need to be constantly linked with SAM was a bit of an issue for the little droid.
8th Jul '17 4:41:15 AM BioRobo
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** Peebo in ''Series/ChoudenshiBioman''.
** Arthur G6 in ''Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman''.
30th May '17 2:59:27 PM mkmckoy
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* The ''[[WebAnimation/DorklyOriginals Dorkly]]'' article, “[[http://www.dorkly.com/post/60847/these-8-characters-are-definitely-going-to-die These Eight Characters are Definitely Going to Die]]”, includes in the list, "The Robot."
-->'''How They’re Going to Die''': [[HeroicSacrifice Fulfilling their programming]].
-->'''Why''': Because [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman they’re literally disposable]].
28th May '17 4:33:39 PM nombretomado
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* Aaron Stack (formerly Machine Man) in WarrenEllis' fight comic ''Comicbook/{{Nextwave}}'', a DoAnythingRobot who evidently comes with a ''constantly bitch and moan'' feature.

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* Aaron Stack (formerly Machine Man) in WarrenEllis' Creator/WarrenEllis' fight comic ''Comicbook/{{Nextwave}}'', a DoAnythingRobot who evidently comes with a ''constantly bitch and moan'' feature.
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