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25th Aug '16 5:06:01 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2334 Gordon]], a friendly robot who helps with the questionnaires that pair humans with companion androids. He's also designed like a dog-sized purple spider who sits on people's heads to collect biometric readings, and doesn't have a clue why Marten's heart rate is so high in his presence.
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21st Jul '16 7:27:18 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Inverted in the case of [[http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/5316/cloaca-no-5-by-artist-wim-delvoye-in-montreal.html Cloaca No. 5]]. It's not all that creepy to look at, actually. As to what it was built to do, [[NauseaFuel however...]]

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* Inverted in the case of [[http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/5316/cloaca-no-5-by-artist-wim-delvoye-in-montreal.html Cloaca No. 5]]. It's not all that creepy to look at, actually. As to what it was built to do, [[NauseaFuel however...]]]][[labelnote: What's a "cloaca"?]][[spoiler:A cavity similar to the anus for the release of excretion and genital products.]][[/labelnote]]
21st Jul '16 7:23:09 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Soos and the Real Girl", Stan shows off Goldie, a nickel-operated animatronic gold prospector that's supposed to give a "gold nugget" to customers. It already suffered from UncannyValley, but its age and poor maintenance causes it to leak oil (especially form it's mouth and eyes), fall apart, and shriek when used.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Soos and the Real Girl", Stan shows off Goldie, a nickel-operated animatronic gold prospector that's supposed to give a "gold nugget" to customers. It already suffered from UncannyValley, but its age and poor maintenance causes it to leak oil (especially form from it's mouth and eyes), fall apart, and shriek when used.
21st Jul '16 7:22:52 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Soos and the Real Girl", Stan shows off Goldie, a nickel-operated animatronic gold prospector that's supposed to give a "gold nugget" to customers. It already suffered from UncannyValley, but its age and poor maintenance causes it to leak oil, fall apart, and shriek when used.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Soos and the Real Girl", Stan shows off Goldie, a nickel-operated animatronic gold prospector that's supposed to give a "gold nugget" to customers. It already suffered from UncannyValley, but its age and poor maintenance causes it to leak oil, oil (especially form it's mouth and eyes), fall apart, and shriek when used.
14th Jul '16 10:39:04 AM bitemytail
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** Also applies to [[OurRobotsAreNonStandard Imperial Servitors]]. Due to the [[AveMachina Adeptus Mechanicus]] irrational fear of true [=AIs=], all robots are actually either clones or convicts that are lobotomized and strapped with huge amounts of cybernetics, which results in extremely disturbing cyber-zombies doing much of the Techpriests' menial labour.

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** Also applies to [[OurRobotsAreNonStandard Imperial Servitors]]. Due to the [[AveMachina Adeptus Mechanicus]] irrational fear of true [=AIs=], all robots are actually either clones or convicts that are lobotomized and strapped with huge amounts of cybernetics, which results in extremely disturbing cyber-zombies doing much of the Techpriests' menial labour.
8th Jul '16 6:51:35 PM DarkHunter
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* Many of the robots from the ''Descent'' series of games fall into this category. They hit all of the tropes - glowing eyes, sharp, deadly claws, scary humanoid faces, spider-like limbs, ridiculously freaky sounds... many a kid in the 90s had nightmares after playing these games.

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* Many of the robots from the ''Descent'' ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'' series of games fall into this category. They hit all of the tropes - glowing eyes, sharp, deadly claws, scary humanoid faces, spider-like limbs, ridiculously freaky sounds... many a kid in the 90s had nightmares after playing these games.
21st May '16 9:22:49 PM direguy
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** ''FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' has all the animatronics can separate their faces revealing their robotic parts underneath.
1st Feb '16 9:20:52 PM Willbyr
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* Every robot in ''{{Blame}}''. Also every {{silicon|BasedLife}} [[{{Cyborg}} creature]]. Actually just ''everything'' in that manga, period. Except Iko, a cute ghost-hologram-like girl [[BuffySpeak thingy]].

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* Every robot in ''{{Blame}}''.''Manga/{{Blame}}''. Also every {{silicon|BasedLife}} [[{{Cyborg}} creature]]. Actually just ''everything'' in that manga, period. Except Iko, a cute ghost-hologram-like girl [[BuffySpeak thingy]].
30th Jan '16 11:41:59 AM StFan
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!!Examples

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* Every robot in ''{{Blame}}''. Also every {{silicon|BasedLife}} [[{{Cyborg}} creature]]. Actually just ''everything'' in that manga, period.
** Except Iko, Iko is a cute ghost-hologram like girl [[BuffySpeak thingy]].

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* Every robot in ''{{Blame}}''. Also every {{silicon|BasedLife}} [[{{Cyborg}} creature]]. Actually just ''everything'' in that manga, period.
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period. Except Iko, Iko is a cute ghost-hologram like ghost-hologram-like girl [[BuffySpeak thingy]].

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* In the film {{Film/Transcendence}}, the helpful singularity known as Will Caster attempts to help disabled people by using nanotechnology to restore their limbs, eyes, and other deficiencies. He also, for some reason, felt the need to add brain implants to all of his patients that could turn them into creepy borg-like drones which he could take control of and speak through. The only thing this accomplishes is freaking people out and causes the authorities to turn against him.
* ''TheTerminator'' universe has the T-600's, the models preceding the iconic T-800. The metallic skeleton design has a purpose, since its supposed to be intimidating for humans, but the 600's were the first attempts at creating Terminators capable of blending in with the resistance. Unfortunately, this was before Skynet had created realistic synthetic skin, so the [=600s=] ended up looking like freakish, murderous mannequins that would pass only a very cursory inspection.

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* In the film {{Film/Transcendence}}, ''Film/{{Transcendence}}'', the helpful singularity known as Will Caster attempts to help disabled people by using nanotechnology to restore their limbs, eyes, and other deficiencies. He also, for some reason, felt the need to add brain implants to all of his patients that could turn them into creepy borg-like drones which he could take control of and speak through. The only thing this accomplishes is freaking people out and causes the authorities to turn against him.
* ''TheTerminator'' ''Film/TheTerminator'' universe has the T-600's, the models preceding the iconic T-800. The metallic skeleton design has a purpose, since its supposed to be intimidating for humans, but the 600's were the first attempts at creating Terminators capable of blending in with the resistance. Unfortunately, this was before Skynet had created realistic synthetic skin, so the [=600s=] ended up looking like freakish, murderous mannequins that would pass only a very cursory inspection.

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* The classic ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" features androids that are superficially identical to humans... and then there's Ruk, the monstrous giant android portrayed by [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Ted "Lurch" Cassidy]]. It could be justified in that he was an older "model" android, and so perhaps not as elegantly designed as newer ones, but still, he's much more intimidating than he needs to be.
** Potentially further justified by the fact that Ruk is old enough to have been constructed by the [[{{Precursors}} original makers of the android-constructing equipment]], while the other androids were made by humans. It is entirely possible that he is ''exactly'' as intimidating as he needed to be to look superficially like the Old Ones that made him.

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* The classic ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" features androids that are superficially identical to humans... and then there's Ruk, the monstrous giant android portrayed by [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Ted "Lurch" Cassidy]]. It could be justified in that he was an older "model" android, and so perhaps not as elegantly designed as newer ones, but still, he's much more intimidating than he needs to be.
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be. Potentially further justified by the fact that Ruk is old enough to have been constructed by the [[{{Precursors}} original makers of the android-constructing equipment]], while the other androids were made by humans. It is entirely possible that he is ''exactly'' as intimidating as he needed to be to look superficially like the Old Ones that made him.



--> '''Natasha''': Kent designed it to be very fast.
--> '''Kent''': And eerily quiet, while it's not quite as venomous as I want it to be.

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* Somewhat justified in-universe with the Necron from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', an OmnicidalManiac race of robots (a humanoid race whose mind imprints were put in machines after their masters ate their souls). They all look like mechanical skeletons, fight in utter silence and use energy guns that disintegrate their targets bit by bit with rays of green light. They are nearly impossible to kill and if their nanomachines can't cope with the damage, they teleport away, disappearing without a trace. It is all done entirely on purpose. The C'tan want their enemies to know death is coming for them.

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--> '''Natasha''': -->'''Natasha:''' Kent designed it to be very fast.
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'''Kent:'''
And eerily quiet, while it's not quite as venomous as I want it to be.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
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Somewhat justified in-universe with the Necron from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', Necron, an OmnicidalManiac race of robots (a humanoid race whose mind imprints were put in machines after their masters ate their souls). They all look like mechanical skeletons, fight in utter silence and use energy guns that disintegrate their targets bit by bit with rays of green light. They are nearly impossible to kill and if their nanomachines can't cope with the damage, they teleport away, disappearing without a trace. It is all done entirely on purpose. The C'tan want their enemies to know death is coming for them.




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* Ultron on ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' looks pretty creepy, even before his inevitable FaceHeelTurn. His designer Hank Pym (Ant-Man) even gets called on it, but he doesn't see it.
--> '''Hank''': It's not a toy and it's not creepy looking. It's designed to look like an Ant head.

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* Ultron on ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' looks pretty creepy, even before his inevitable FaceHeelTurn. His designer Hank Pym (Ant-Man) even gets called on it, but he doesn't see it.
--> '''Hank''': -->'''Hank:''' It's not a toy and it's not creepy looking.creepy-looking. It's designed to look like an Ant head.



-->'''Wendy''': No offense, Mr. Pines, but it's time to throw that thing out. Its face reminds people of the inevitability of death!

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-->'''Wendy''': -->'''Wendy:''' No offense, Mr. Pines, but it's time to throw that thing out. Its face reminds people of the inevitability of death!

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26th Dec '15 2:10:34 PM HerrBlitzDiktator
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** Except Iko, Iko is a cute ghost-hologram like girl [[BuffySpeak thingy]].
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