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10th Apr '17 3:16:53 PM nombretomado
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* Opa-Opa of ''VideoGame/FantasyZone''. It is even a playable character in ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'', racing as itself.

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* Opa-Opa of ''VideoGame/FantasyZone''. It is even a playable character in ''[[SegaSuperstars ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'', racing as itself.
18th Mar '17 12:08:50 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Since Tyranid ships are living beings, they are probably sapient due to sheer size if nothing else.

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** Since Tyranid ships are living beings, they are probably sapient due to sheer size if nothing else. As sapient as part of a HiveMind can be, anyway.
16th Mar '17 2:25:30 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Film/BattleBeyondTheStars''. Shad sets forth on his quest to find TheMagnificentSevenSamurai in Nell, one of the few spacecraft in ScienceFiction that appears to have breasts ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Battlebeyondthestars.jpg see the poster]]) and a female voice to match. Nell's last pilot was an Akiran warrior (the last one left) and she's [[DeadpanSnarker none too impressed]] with the wet-behind-the-ears Shad and his [[TechnicalPacifist reluctance to kill]].



* In ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', there's ''Mother'' in the [[Film/{{Alien}} first one]] and then ''Father'' in [[Film/AlienResurrection the fourth]]. While ''Mother'' only talks at the end, to repeatedly warn that engines will overload and then explode, she remains neutral about the xenomorph the whole movie, analyzing it like a biologist, or Ash, would. ''Father'' seems to take it more seriously, like a soldier, and adds [[NonSequitur some good manner]]. Justified as the ''Auriga'' is a military ship, while the ''Nostromo'' is a cargo.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', there's ''Mother'' in the [[Film/{{Alien}} first one]] and then ''Father'' in [[Film/AlienResurrection the fourth]]. While ''Mother'' only talks at the end, to repeatedly warn that engines will overload and then explode, she remains neutral about the xenomorph the whole movie, analyzing it like a biologist, or Ash, would. ''Father'' seems to take it more seriously, like a soldier, and adds [[NonSequitur some good manner]]. Justified as the ''Auriga'' is a military ship, while the ''Nostromo'' is a cargo.cargo ship.



* Icarus II, in ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', seems inspired by parts of HAL 9000, Mother and Father.

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* Icarus II, ''Film/BattleBeyondTheStars''. Shad sets forth on his quest to find TheMagnificentSevenSamurai in ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', seems inspired by parts Nell, one of HAL 9000, Mother the few spacecraft in ScienceFiction that appears to have breasts ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Battlebeyondthestars.jpg see the poster]]) and Father.a female voice to match. Nell's last pilot was an Akiran warrior (the last one left) and she's [[DeadpanSnarker none too impressed]] with the wet-behind-the-ears Shad and his [[TechnicalPacifist reluctance to kill]].



* Icarus II, in ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', seems inspired by parts of HAL 9000, Mother and Father.



* ''Series/BlakesSeven'': the starship Liberator is fully sapient but entirely mechanical. In the recent audiobook remake/reboot of the series, the ship is at least partly [[OrganicTechnology biological]] and [[spoiler:considerably more sinister, attempting to assimilate the crew into itself and being rather predatory in its attempts to survive.]]
* ''Series/{{Lexx}}'': the titular ship is mostly (and often gruesomely) biological. It can speak directly to its crew, and its hobbies include blowing up planets. Strangely enough, it even reproduces at the end of the series, spawning a smaller light-white version of itself when it dies...of old age. Since Little Lexx has no mechanical parts added to the hull or machinery of any kind like the original's cryo-pods and moth breeder bay, it's likely that the non-organic elements were added to the original as it was growing. Little Lexx even has a glowing angler horn.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': ''Moya'' is a Leviathan, one of a species of sentient biological starships who communicate through their bonded Pilots. Her son ''Talyn'', as a hybrid, does not need a Pilot to communicate. Instead, he has a direct neural link to his commander that can be used by any species (presumably.)
* ''Series/RedDwarf'': The AI of the spaceship is represented by Holly, a floating head on a black background that appears on monitors all over the ship. Originally it took the form of a bald, middle-aged man, but switched to a blonde woman before turning back again.



* The Doctor's TARDIS in ''Series/DoctorWho'', and presumably all the other ones before they went up in smoke with the other Time Lords. In "The Doctor's Wife", [[spoiler:its mind/soul ends up in a human body for an episode, and the way they interact basically makes all the "TARDIS = wife, companions = bit on the side" speculation canon.]]
-->'''Doctor:''' [[spoiler:She's the TARDIS. But she's a woman! And the TARDIS! And a woman!!]]\\
'''Amy:''' [[spoiler: ...Did you wish ''really'' hard?]]

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* The Doctor's TARDIS in ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/BlakesSeven'': the starship Liberator is fully sapient but entirely mechanical. In the recent audiobook remake/reboot of the series, the ship is at least partly [[OrganicTechnology biological]] and presumably all [[spoiler:considerably more sinister, attempting to assimilate the other ones before they went up in smoke with the other Time Lords. In "The Doctor's Wife", [[spoiler:its mind/soul ends up in a human body for an episode, crew into itself and the way they interact basically makes all the "TARDIS = wife, companions = bit on the side" speculation canon.being rather predatory in its attempts to survive.]]
-->'''Doctor:''' * ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor's TARDIS, and presumably all the other ones before they went up in smoke with the other Time Lords. In [[REcap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife"]], [[spoiler:her mind/soul ends up in a human body for an episode, and the way they interact basically makes all the "TARDIS = wife, companions = bit on the side" speculation canon.]]
-->'''The Doctor:'''
[[spoiler:She's the TARDIS. But she's a woman! And the TARDIS! And a woman!!]]\\
'''Amy:''' [[spoiler: ...[[spoiler: . . . Did you wish ''really'' hard?]]hard?]]
* ''Serenity'' from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', after River merges with her. [[spoiler:She actually doesn't -- she just pretends to in order to {{Troll}} an invading BountyHunter as she enacts a plan to dispose of him.]]
* ''Series/{{Lexx}}'': the titular ship is mostly (and often gruesomely) biological. It can speak directly to its crew, and its hobbies include blowing up planets. Strangely enough, it even reproduces at the end of the series, spawning a smaller light-white version of itself when it dies...of old age. Since Little Lexx has no mechanical parts added to the hull or machinery of any kind like the original's cryo-pods and moth breeder bay, it's likely that the non-organic elements were added to the original as it was growing. Little Lexx even has a glowing angler horn.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': ''Moya'' is a Leviathan, one of a species of sentient biological starships who communicate through their bonded Pilots. Her son ''Talyn'', as a hybrid, does not need a Pilot to communicate. Instead, he has a direct neural link to his commander that can be used by any species (presumably.)
* ''Series/RedDwarf'': The AI of the spaceship is represented by Holly, a floating head on a black background that appears on monitors all over the ship. Originally it took the form of a bald, middle-aged man, but switched to a blonde woman before turning back again.



* ''Serenity'' from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', after River merges with her. [[spoiler:She actually doesn't -- she just pretends to in order to {{Troll}} an invading BountyHunter as she enacts a plan to dispose of him.]]



* ''Literature/TheLastAngel'': Nemesis, one of the last remnants of human civilization after Earth was destroyed by the Compact, is inhabited by the AI Red One. When she failed to protect Earth and humanity, Red One set herself the task of destroying the Compact whenever she came across it. Not an easy task when your enemy is a galaxy spanning civilization and you have just one ship, which probably explains why she is still at it, 2000 years later.



* ''Literature/TheLastAngel'': Nemesis, one of the last remnants of human civilisation after Earth was destroyed by the Compact, is inhabited by the AI Red One. When she failed to protect Earth and humanity, Red One set herself the task of destroying the Compact whenever she came across it. Not an easy task when your enemy is a galaxy spanning civilisation and you have just one ship, which probably explains why she is still at it, 2000 years later.



* The aptly named character "Ship" from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' is a [[MechanicalLifeForms Mechanical LifeForm]] that halfway through the series gains the ability to turn into a heavily armored spaceship.



* ''Westernanimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'': The Super Robot that the team uses. The further we get into the series, the more alive the Super Robot acts.



* ''Westernanimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'': The Super Robot that the team uses. The further we get into the series, the more alive the Super Robot acts.
* The aptly named character "Ship" from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' is a [[MechanicalLifeForms Mechanical LifeForm]] that halfway through the series gains the ability to turn into a heavily armored spaceship.


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20th Feb '17 10:08:34 PM Anddrix
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* ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'': [[RobotBuddy Biotron]] was at one point rebuilt into a LivingShip-slash-HumongousMecha called Bioship. Bioship was a cyborg, utilizing OrganicTechnology in his workings.

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* ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'': [[RobotBuddy Biotron]] was at one point rebuilt into a LivingShip-slash-HumongousMecha called Bioship. Bioship was a cyborg, utilizing OrganicTechnology in his workings.
16th Feb '17 3:53:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3'': One of the few games to mention how an intelligent computer can benefit a normally crew-run ship; Olympus-class battleships with an [[WetwareCPU Aurora Unit]] have cut down on the crew requirements, leaving room for [[MoreDakka more weapon systems]].
** Samus' replacement gunship in ''MetroidFusion'' has an AI integrated into it. "Adam" (named for Samus' CO in ''[[VideoGame/MetroidOtherM Other M]]'', who the AI reminds her of) can't start the ship on his own, but he can do everything else. [[spoiler:At the end, it turns out the AI and the original Adam Malkovich are one and the same, via BrainUploading.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3'': ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'':
** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'':
One of the few games to mention how an intelligent computer can benefit a normally crew-run ship; Olympus-class battleships with an [[WetwareCPU Aurora Unit]] have cut down on the crew requirements, leaving room for [[MoreDakka more weapon systems]].
** Samus' replacement gunship in ''MetroidFusion'' ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' has an AI integrated into it. "Adam" (named for Samus' CO in ''[[VideoGame/MetroidOtherM Other M]]'', who the AI reminds her of) can't start the ship on his own, but he can do everything else. [[spoiler:At the end, it turns out the AI and the original Adam Malkovich are one and the same, via BrainUploading.]]
10th Dec '16 11:08:02 PM mariovsonic999
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* The King of Red Lions from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', as seen in the page image. He functions as this game's ExpositionFairy who is your main form of transportation through the Great Sea.

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* The King of Red Lions from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', as seen in the page image. He functions as this game's ExpositionFairy who is and your main form of transportation through the Great Sea.
10th Dec '16 11:07:35 PM mariovsonic999
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* The King of Red Lions from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', as seen in the page image. He functions as this game's ExpositionFairy and is [[spoiler:the vessel of King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule]].

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* The King of Red Lions from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', as seen in the page image. He functions as this game's ExpositionFairy and who is [[spoiler:the vessel your main form of King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule]].transportation through the Great Sea.
10th Dec '16 11:06:38 PM mariovsonic999
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* The King of Red Lions from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', as seen in the page image. He functions as this game's ExpositionFairy and is [[spoiler:the vessel of King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule]].
10th Dec '16 1:05:44 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': The Going Merry proves to be just this as early as the Skypeia Arc, when Usopp sees a spirit repairing the Merry. Many arcs later, Franky reveals that Usopp saw a manifestation of the soul of the Merry, which developed because the ship was loved and cared for deeply. Later on in the same arc, the Merry's status as sapient is driven home when the ship itself comes back to save the [[TrueCompanions Straw Hats]] at Eines Lobby. [[spoiler:Later on, the Merry finally collapses due to all the damage it's took thus far in the series and the Straw Hats give it a VikingFuneral. Luffy laments that they never took care of the ship properly, but the Merry speaks to them, stating that it held no ill will and that it was happy to be with them.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': The Going Merry proves to be just this as early as the Skypeia Arc, when Usopp sees a spirit repairing the Merry. Many arcs later, Franky reveals that Usopp saw a manifestation of the soul of the Merry, [[LoveImbuesLife which developed because the ship was loved and cared for deeply.deeply]]. Later on in the same arc, the Merry's status as sapient is driven home when the ship itself comes back to save the [[TrueCompanions Straw Hats]] at Eines Lobby. [[spoiler:Later on, the Merry finally collapses due to all the damage it's took thus far in the series and the Straw Hats give it a VikingFuneral. Luffy laments that they never took care of the ship properly, but the Merry speaks to them, stating that it held no ill will and that it was happy to be with them.]]
20th Nov '16 8:35:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* "''Voyage of the'' Princess Ark": Magazine/{{Dragon}} Magazine articles: in which the titular Alphatian vessel explores the world of {{Mystara}}. Although initially a non-sapient sailing ship enchanted to fly, the ''Princess Ark'' eventually fused with a powerful sphinx-like extraplanar entity, acquiring a new layout, the capacity for self-direction and self-defense, and a quirky personality.

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* "''Voyage of the'' Princess Ark": Magazine/{{Dragon}} Magazine articles: in which the titular Alphatian vessel explores the world of {{Mystara}}.TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}. Although initially a non-sapient sailing ship enchanted to fly, the ''Princess Ark'' eventually fused with a powerful sphinx-like extraplanar entity, acquiring a new layout, the capacity for self-direction and self-defense, and a quirky personality.
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