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30th Aug '16 4:13:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* The cyber-beasts in ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. Armoured, artificially-intelligent mechanimials with the processing power of a small government, weapons ranging from flamethrowers to titanium teeth, and instruments for taking scientific samples. Justified in that Earth is fighting off an invasion by a [[StarfishAliens totally alien ecology]] which has to be studied at the same time as it's being fought.

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* The cyber-beasts in ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''.''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. Armoured, artificially-intelligent mechanimials with the processing power of a small government, weapons ranging from flamethrowers to titanium teeth, and instruments for taking scientific samples. Justified in that Earth is fighting off an invasion by a [[StarfishAliens totally alien ecology]] which has to be studied at the same time as it's being fought.
23rd Jul '16 8:18:33 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', it's eventually revealed that [[BigBad Krall's]] massive army of MechaMooks that are [[TheWorfEffect advanced enough to destroy the Enterprise]] were originally created by the NeglectfulPrecursors as ''mining drones''.
22nd Jul '16 9:19:54 AM Furslid
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** Also, the expensive part of a robot isn't the motors. Sensors, programming, and control electronics are expensive. A more powerful motor is cheap, especially if space isn't a critical issue. If making the box lifting robot strong enough to lift full boxes is only a couple of percent more expensive, it makes sense. It boosts resale value. It lowers maintenance complexity to have all your robots use the same parts and model. It reduces design costs to have the engineers only create one model. It lets you reassign it to replace a heavy lifting unit that's down. It lets you change your factory's procedures without having to worry about exceeding it's specs. It doesn't even increase safety much, as even a low powered industrial robot is very dangerous. So use the more powerful motors.
11th Jun '16 1:12:49 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', the Obots are originally designed to clean up trash and various other mundane things. However, one of them (Obami) becomes the protagonist's RobotBuddy, while the rest become a battalion of MechaMooks at the conclusion of Season One.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', the Obots are originally designed to clean up trash and various other mundane things. However, one of them (Obami) becomes the protagonist's RobotBuddy, while the rest become a battalion of MechaMooks at the conclusion of Season One.



* Averted in the movie ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''. In one scene the ReplacementGoldfish protagonist robot is asked by the real son of his adoptive mother what "cool tricks" he can do, such as fly or walk on walls. In fact, he has no powers at all, and behaves exactly as a normal human child would when placed in danger. That said, he locks onto Martin with a DeathGrip that takes several adults to pry free. He can also, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway rather pointlessly]], interface with telephones to act as the speaker and receiver. Considering that all this does is frighten his "mother," it's questionable why he even has the ability.

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* Averted in the movie ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''. In one scene the ReplacementGoldfish protagonist robot is asked by the real son of his adoptive mother what "cool tricks" he can do, such as fly or walk on walls. In fact, he has no powers at all, and behaves exactly as a normal human child would when placed in danger. That said, he locks onto Martin with a DeathGrip grip that takes several adults to pry free. He can also, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway rather pointlessly]], interface with telephones to act as the speaker and receiver. Considering that all this does is frighten his "mother," it's questionable why he even has the ability.
9th Jun '16 11:59:46 PM gewunomox
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* Creator/OsamuTezuka, the creator of Astro Boy, used the trope again in the full lentgh movie ''{{Phoenix}} 2772'' (aka Space Firebird). Olga, the nanny robot, can transform into a car, a boat, and two forms of flying machine. She also performs decently in a battle in open space.

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* Creator/OsamuTezuka, the creator of Astro Boy, used the trope again in the full lentgh movie ''{{Phoenix}} ''Manga/{{Phoenix}} 2772'' (aka Space Firebird). Olga, the nanny robot, can transform into a car, a boat, and two forms of flying machine. She also performs decently in a battle in open space.
23rd May '16 9:27:08 PM Willbyr
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* [[InvertedTrope Conversely]], in ''{{Mahoromatic}}'', a combat android decides to become a maid. Naturally, she is superb as a chef as well as all things domestic.

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* [[InvertedTrope Conversely]], in ''{{Mahoromatic}}'', ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'', a combat android decides to become a maid. Naturally, she is superb as a chef as well as all things domestic.



* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', while Chachamaru herself being the lead {{gynoid}} was built primarily for combat and serving tea, her "sisters" act as a constant work force in their master Evangeline's [[YearInsideHourOutside hidden resort]] from Chachamaru's [[SuperPrototype prototype]]. They can however act as a reserve army at their creator Chao or Hakase's orders.

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', while Chachamaru herself being the lead {{gynoid}} was built primarily for combat and serving tea, her "sisters" act as a constant work force in their master Evangeline's [[YearInsideHourOutside hidden resort]] from Chachamaru's [[SuperPrototype prototype]]. They can however act as a reserve army at their creator Chao or Hakase's orders.
21st May '16 6:31:02 PM bwburke94
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* April, the original robot girlfriend made by Warren in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', was given super-human strength for no good reason. While the Buffybot arguably needed strength to sufficiently impersonate Buffy, April doesn't need the power to throw men through walls...

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* April, the original robot girlfriend made by Warren in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', was given super-human strength for no good reason. While the Buffybot arguably needed strength to sufficiently impersonate Buffy, April doesn't need the power to throw men through walls... then again, considering Warren deliberately acted as a comics-style supervillain, why would he ''not'' give April super strength?
25th Mar '16 10:44:37 PM hamza678
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* In ''Westernanimation/GravityFalls'', the animatronics in "Hoo-Ha Owl's Pizza-ma-tronic Jamboree" are capable of moving freely and have sharp claws.
14th Mar '16 2:11:08 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', the Obots are originally designed to clean up trash and various other mundane things. However, one of them (Obami) becomes the protagonist's RobotBuddy, while the rest become a battalion of MechaMooks at the conclusion of Season One.
2nd Feb '16 4:30:01 PM Saber15
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* In ''Film/{{Chappie}}'', the robots used by the South African police are durable to the point of ridiculousness, with one tanking a shot from an RPG-7 and only needing a new breastplate. They have sufficient processing power to house Chappie's consciousness despite been shown to operate at least partially from a centralized network. Deconstructed with Vincent Moore's remote-controlled "Moose" MiniMecha; it's so overdesigned - an officer laughs when Moore mentions 'ground-to-air' engagement ability - and expensive that no police force is willing to buy them.
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