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24th Aug '16 6:36:21 PM Sark0TAG
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* ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject 2'' has Arthur, a space''station guy'', created by Dr. Kenneth Farnstien while on board his space station, Amarax. His integration is such that he can feel the craft "like a body", although the station itself has its own feminine ComputerVoice, which Arthur at one point calls "Mom". When you arrive, Farnstien is dead and the station's been hit by a meteor shower [[spoiler: and another time traveler who got there before you pissed him off but good]]. Then, after reading your Biochip files, discovering that he will die in the future, Arthur copies himself to a blank chip you're carrying and becomes your RobotBuddy for the rest of the game.

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* ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject 2'' has Arthur, a space''station guy'', created by Dr. Kenneth Farnstien while on board his space station, Amarax. His integration is such that he can feel the craft "like a body", although the station itself has its own feminine ComputerVoice, which Arthur at one point calls "Mom". When you arrive, Farnstien is dead and the station's been hit by a meteor shower [[spoiler: and another time traveler who got there before you an hour earlier had pissed him off but good]]. Then, after reading your Biochip files, discovering that he will die in the future, Arthur copies himself to a blank chip you're carrying and becomes your RobotBuddy for the rest of the game.
13th Aug '16 10:19:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Cortana in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', though the ship in question doesn't last as long as she does (although [[PlayerCharacter Master Chief's]] armor is apparently very similar to a spaceship, and the time she inhabits a Halo ring would probably count).
** Serena of ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' as well. And in this case the ship lasts as long as the SpaceshipGirl.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Cortana is this for the ''Pillar of Autumn'' in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', though the ship in question doesn't last nearly as long as she does (although does, with her spending most of the game inside [[PlayerCharacter Master Chief's]] armor (although said armor is apparently very similar to a spaceship, and the time she inhabits a Halo ring would probably count).
** Serena of ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' as well.well, this time for the ''Spirit of Fire''. And in this case the ship lasts as long as the SpaceshipGirl.
12th Aug '16 8:05:36 PM nombretomado
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* VideoGame/SystemShock's Shodan is a space''station'' girl. The sequel gives us Xerxes, a spaceship ''guy'' [[spoiler: who eventually gets hacked and sublimated by a resurrected Shodan, allowing her to ''finally'' be a spaceship girl at last]].
* Averted in ''{{Albion}}'', where the computer of the spaceship Toronto is represented by a masculine android "AI body" known as Ned. Later it turns out there's a whole bunch of armed Neds hidden on the ship in case anyone gets rebellious. At the very end, you see the core AI itself, a very decidedly neuter mechanical thing inside an indestructible black tin.

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* VideoGame/SystemShock's ''VideoGame/SystemShock'''s Shodan is a space''station'' girl. The sequel gives us Xerxes, a spaceship ''guy'' [[spoiler: who eventually gets hacked and sublimated by a resurrected Shodan, allowing her to ''finally'' be a spaceship girl at last]].
* Averted in ''{{Albion}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'', where the computer of the spaceship Toronto is represented by a masculine android "AI body" known as Ned. Later it turns out there's a whole bunch of armed Neds hidden on the ship in case anyone gets rebellious. At the very end, you see the core AI itself, a very decidedly neuter mechanical thing inside an indestructible black tin.
12th Aug '16 10:03:54 AM Sark0TAG
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* ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject 2'' has Arthur, a space''station guy'', created by Dr. Kenneth Farnstien while on board his space station, Amarax. His integration is such that he can feel the craft "like a body", although the station itself has its own feminine ComputerVoice, which Arthur at one point calls "Mom". When you arrive, Farnstien is dead and the station's been hit by a meteor shower [[spoiler: and another time traveler who got there before you pissed him off but good]]. Then, after reading your Biochip files, discovering that he will die in the future, Arthur copies himself to a blank chip you're carrying and becomes your RobotBuddy for the rest of the game.
21st Jul '16 11:57:15 AM TheKaizerreich
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** Other research has claimed that female voices feel "safer" to listeners, but that this may be because HAL from ''2001: A Space Odyssey'' has soured the general public on male voiced computers through PopCulturalOsmosis.

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** Other research has claimed that female voices feel "safer" to listeners, but that this may be because HAL from ''2001: A Space Odyssey'' has and other evil AI having soured the general public on male voiced computers through PopCulturalOsmosis.PopCulturalOsmosis.
** Since ScienceMarchesOn, there is now a new consensus on the reason that a female voice sounds "safer", and that is due to us being used to female voices because of the long time spent in the womb. Tests on babies have somewhat reliably confirmed that they react with more brain activity to the voice of their mother than they do to their father's (or any other men, and about two thirds of unrelated women) and this trait never disappears.
21st Jul '16 11:49:05 AM TheKaizerreich
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** The German Kriegsmarine averts this trope with the battleship Bismarck. Admiral Erich Raeder insisted the Bismarck be designated as a 'male' vessel at all times. Doesn't stop modern Germans from referring to that ship as a "she" every time it is mentioned.

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** The German Kriegsmarine averts this trope with the battleship Bismarck. Admiral Erich Raeder insisted the Bismarck be designated as a 'male' vessel at all times. Doesn't stop modern Germans from (incorrectly) referring to that ship as a "she" every time it is mentioned.mentioned (unless they're history buffs, of course).
5th Jul '16 5:30:43 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' and the titular starship, with her holographic and robotic avatars: Rommie, the ship's AI given an android body. The ship's AI also looks like Rommie, though the two became separate characters to a degree. Most of the High Guard ships of her class seen in the series had female avatars (with the explanation being that humans and a number of other species prefer female avatars), though we have had several on-screen examples of male [=AIs=], usually portrayed by someone who appeared on ''Series/StargateSG1'' or ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.

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* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' and the titular starship, with her holographic and robotic avatars: Rommie, the ship's AI given an android body. The ship's AI also looks like Rommie, though the two became separate characters to a degree. Most of the High Guard ships of her class seen in the series had female avatars (with the explanation being that humans and a number of other species prefer female avatars), though we have had several on-screen examples of male [=AIs=], usually portrayed by someone who appeared on ''Series/StargateSG1'' or ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' (interestingly, they also tend to be the ones who end up being avatars of more than one ship, either because the AI switches ships or because a new AI is given a deceased AI's appearance).
5th Jun '16 5:06:25 AM Elfkaiser
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* Nova from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' who's the titular group's ship. She typically uses a holographic blue skinned female avatar when talking to characters. Although simply a ship AI, in the pre-mission briefing of The Saboteur mission, she mentions wanting to being put in a robot suit.
30th May '16 5:37:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Kate Rose from ''TrinityBlood'' she is the basically the AI of the flying ship "The Iron maiden", although she's also a {{Wetware CPU}} whose body is comatose, she's been inside the ship for so long that she often refers to the parts of the ship as if they were her own appendages.

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* Kate Rose from ''TrinityBlood'' ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' she is the basically the AI of the flying ship "The Iron maiden", although she's also a {{Wetware CPU}} whose body is comatose, she's been inside the ship for so long that she often refers to the parts of the ship as if they were her own appendages.
26th May '16 10:59:03 AM Atomic_Bear
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* ''Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel'' does this with actual naval ships, though the technology in said ships rivals that of most spaceships which would feature this trope. Interestingly, one of the human characters actually inquire about why all of the ships feature female avatars. The mental models state that humans have always referred to ships as "female", [[HandWave so logically they would be represented that way]]. See the Real Life entry for further details.

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* ''Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel'' does this with actual naval ships, though the technology in said ships rivals that of most spaceships which would feature this trope. Interestingly, when one of the human characters actually inquire inquires about why all of the ships feature female avatars. The avatars the mental models state model he's talking to states that humans have always referred to ships as "female", [[HandWave so logically they would be represented that way]]. See the Real Life entry for further details.
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