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25th Jun '16 6:42:53 AM jormis29
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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''[='=]s "Rogue Trooper" and his comrades have their memories and personalities hot-synced to chips which can be removed from their bodies when they are killed and plugged into weapons, helmet or backpack to provide advice and extra pairs of eyes (and firing commands in the case of the weapons). Though this isn't an option for Rogue (he's alone on the enemy planet and the last of his kind), he carries some of his comrades with him.

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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''[='=]s "Rogue Trooper" ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'' and his comrades have their memories and personalities hot-synced to chips which can be removed from their bodies when they are killed and plugged into weapons, helmet or backpack to provide advice and extra pairs of eyes (and firing commands in the case of the weapons). Though this isn't an option for Rogue (he's alone on the enemy planet and the last of his kind), he carries some of his comrades with him.
28th Dec '15 4:45:23 PM Anddrix
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* Tor the Calculate from ''Funny Farm'' is a... [[StealthPun I think you can guess]]. Interestingly he is the sidekick of the main villain, who is a talking computer (although [[ComputerEqualsMonitor you see only a monitor]]) called PC who, in his first appearances, was a bit more like the other examples before gaining freedom and becoming a [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] villain in a ComicBook/DoctorDoom green cloak.

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* Tor the Calculate from ''Funny Farm'' is a... [[StealthPun I think you can guess]]. Interestingly he is the sidekick of the main villain, who is a talking computer (although [[ComputerEqualsMonitor you see only a monitor]]) called PC who, in his first appearances, was a bit more like the other examples before gaining freedom and becoming a [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] villain in a ComicBook/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom green cloak.
3rd Jul '15 10:11:50 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheLateLateShow Geoff Peterson.]]

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* [[TheLateLateShow [[Series/TheLateLateShow Geoff Peterson.]]
14th Apr '15 5:29:07 PM themisterfree
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* Mike the TV from ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}.

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* Mike the TV from ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}.''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}''.
14th Apr '15 5:28:52 PM themisterfree
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* Mike the TV from ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}.
23rd Feb '15 4:34:43 PM Cannox
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* Coffee from ''VideoGame/TheDesolateHope'' fits this trope perfectly, being a ''very'' snarky walking coffee maker.
21st Feb '15 12:03:03 PM TheUnsquished
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Probably codified for its many imitators by ''PennyArcade'' and their walking, talking [=DIVX=] platter, but the trope could well be OlderThanTheyThink for examples that don't fit into the "Surrey Woman's Institute Knitting Circle" mold. For instance, KITT from ''KnightRider'' was a talking car who was a very deadpan NonHumanSidekick who inspired a number of other talking cars.

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Probably codified for its many imitators by ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' and their walking, talking [=DIVX=] platter, but the trope could well be OlderThanTheyThink for examples that don't fit into the "Surrey Woman's Institute Knitting Circle" mold. For instance, KITT from ''KnightRider'' ''Series/KnightRider'' was a talking car who was a very deadpan NonHumanSidekick who inspired a number of other talking cars.



* The ''YoungWizards'' series has Spot, Dairine's combination GreatBigBookOfEverything and SpellBook, in the form of a Mac laptop; he can sprout mechanical spider-like legs to walk around and mechanical eye-stalks for sight. Spot barely qualifies as he's very shy around everyone but Dairine, and communicates with Dairine via a telepathic link.

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* The ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series has Spot, Dairine's combination GreatBigBookOfEverything and SpellBook, in the form of a Mac laptop; he can sprout mechanical spider-like legs to walk around and mechanical eye-stalks for sight. Spot barely qualifies as he's very shy around everyone but Dairine, and communicates with Dairine via a telepathic link.



* As mentioned in the description, KITT from ''KnightRider'' is an automotive version of this trope.

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* As mentioned in the description, KITT from ''KnightRider'' ''Series/KnightRider'' is an automotive version of this trope.



* The 'Bots in [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000]] could count, as they were all made from objects found in thrift stores.

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* The 'Bots in [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000]] 3000]]'' could count, as they were all made from objects found in thrift stores.



* PF (Personal Frame) from ''FragileDreams''.

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* PF (Personal Frame) from ''FragileDreams''.''VideoGame/{{Fragile Dreams|Farewell Ruins of the Moon}}''.



* ''RedVsBlue'' has both Sheila, the artificially intelligent [=M808V=] Main Battle Tank, and Andy the talking bomb, a possible homage to ''Film/DarkStar''.
* PawDugan can talk to machines. You can learn this apparently.

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* ''RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has both Sheila, the artificially intelligent [=M808V=] Main Battle Tank, and Andy the talking bomb, a possible homage to ''Film/DarkStar''.
* PawDugan WebVideo/PawDugan can talk to machines. You can learn this apparently.



* ''PennyArcade'', as mentioned above, turned the relatively obscure and short-lived DIVX media platform into an abusive, foul-mouthed sleazebag. To say nothing of the infamous FruitFucker 2000 juicing machine...
* Zeke the anthromorphised Xbox from ''CtrlAltDel''.
* Pintsize from ''QuestionableContent'' is an [=AnthroPC=], which presumably is a computer that makes sex noises when you slot in your USB stick.

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* ''PennyArcade'', ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', as mentioned above, turned the relatively obscure and short-lived DIVX media platform into an abusive, foul-mouthed sleazebag. To say nothing of the infamous FruitFucker Fruit Fucker 2000 juicing machine...
* Zeke the anthromorphised Xbox from ''CtrlAltDel''.
''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''.
* Pintsize from ''QuestionableContent'' ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' is an [=AnthroPC=], which presumably is a computer that makes sex noises when you slot in your USB stick.



* David the sentient, surly and snobbish DVD player from ''TheaterHopper'' was, on observation of this trope, introduced just to lead up to [[http://www.theaterhopper.com/2006/01/25/dvd-commentary/ one panel]] so that he could act "as a mouthpiece to deconstruct some of the cliches inherent in comics" as the creator puts it before being summarily [[LookBothWays run over by a truck]] four comics after being introduced. The creator also phrased his take on the issue in a more self-deprecating manner:

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* David the sentient, surly and snobbish DVD player from ''TheaterHopper'' ''Webcomic/TheaterHopper'' was, on observation of this trope, introduced just to lead up to [[http://www.theaterhopper.com/2006/01/25/dvd-commentary/ one panel]] so that he could act "as a mouthpiece to deconstruct some of the cliches inherent in comics" as the creator puts it before being summarily [[LookBothWays run over by a truck]] four comics after being introduced. The creator also phrased his take on the issue in a more self-deprecating manner:



* A talking car, like KITT as mentioned above, but much more snarky and meanspirited Ultra Car from ''[[WalkyVerse It's Walky]]''.

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* A talking car, like KITT as mentioned above, but much more snarky and meanspirited Ultra Car from ''[[WalkyVerse ''[[Webcomic/WalkyVerse It's Walky]]''.



* Tor the Calculate from ''Funny Farm'' is a... [[StealthPun I think you can guess]]. Interestingly he is the sidekick of the main villain, who is a talking computer (although [[ComputerEqualsMonitor you see only a monitor]]) called PC who, in his first appearances, was a bit more like the other examples before gaining freedom and becoming a [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] villain in a DoctorDoom green cloak.
* Sebastian of ''TrueVillains'' is the proud owner of Augustus, a talking, moving, dueling pocketwatch.

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* Tor the Calculate from ''Funny Farm'' is a... [[StealthPun I think you can guess]]. Interestingly he is the sidekick of the main villain, who is a talking computer (although [[ComputerEqualsMonitor you see only a monitor]]) called PC who, in his first appearances, was a bit more like the other examples before gaining freedom and becoming a [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] villain in a DoctorDoom ComicBook/DoctorDoom green cloak.
* Sebastian of ''TrueVillains'' ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' is the proud owner of Augustus, a talking, moving, dueling pocketwatch.



* A ''SchoolhouseRock'' series from the early 1980s, now largely forgotten, was titled ''Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips''. [[NonindicativeName Scooter was a human; Mr. Chips was his computer sidekick.]]

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* A ''SchoolhouseRock'' ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' series from the early 1980s, now largely forgotten, was titled ''Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips''. [[NonindicativeName Scooter was a human; Mr. Chips was his computer sidekick.]]



* C.A.R.R. from ''StrokerAndHoop''

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* C.A.R.R. from ''StrokerAndHoop''''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop''



* Kyle's Necronomicon (a talking spellbook with a face) from FanboyAndChumChum.

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* Kyle's Necronomicon (a talking spellbook with a face) from FanboyAndChumChum.''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''.
10th Jun '14 4:39:21 PM ManCalledTrue
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*** They seem to be able to interface with normal computers, and Marten has made reference to Pintsize containing a hard drive (mostly full of porn, natch). The real question is what actual utility they serve re: the letters "PC" in their name, since at least Marigold, and possibly the other characters, appear to use regular computers; Momo attempts to keep Marigold's shut-in-osity under control, but Winslow (as a timid little flower) and Pintsize (as... well... Pintsize) are pretty much useless in such personal-assistant contexts.

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*** They seem to be able to interface with normal computers, and Marten has made reference to Pintsize containing a hard drive (mostly full of porn, natch). The real question is what actual utility they serve re: the letters "PC" in their name, since at least Marigold, and possibly the other characters, appear to use regular computers; Momo attempts to keep Marigold's shut-in-osity under control, but Winslow (as a timid little flower) and Pintsize (as... well... Pintsize) are pretty much useless in such personal-assistant contexts. Pintsize ''has'', however, commented that he was his owner's only friend for a long time, and his successful socialization with the other characters means that Pintsize's job is done.
24th Mar '14 3:25:56 AM Discontent
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* Satou hallucinates that he has these in ''WelcomeToTheNHK''.

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* Satou hallucinates that he has these in ''WelcomeToTheNHK''.
''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK''.
21st Mar '14 7:36:58 AM erforce
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* Tor the Calculate from ''Funny Farm'' is a... [[StealthPun I think you can guess]]. Interestingly he is the sidekick of the main villain, who is a talking computer (although [[ComputerEqualsMonitor you see only a monitor]]) called PC who, in his first appearances, was a bit more like the other examples before gaining freedom and becoming a [[JamesBond Bond]] villain in a DoctorDoom green cloak.

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* Tor the Calculate from ''Funny Farm'' is a... [[StealthPun I think you can guess]]. Interestingly he is the sidekick of the main villain, who is a talking computer (although [[ComputerEqualsMonitor you see only a monitor]]) called PC who, in his first appearances, was a bit more like the other examples before gaining freedom and becoming a [[JamesBond [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] villain in a DoctorDoom green cloak.
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