History RidiculouslyHumanRobots / VideoGames

27th Sep '17 2:08:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series slips ever-closer to this trope's existence with every installment, deliberately. This is in direct contrast to the true, pure robots of [[VideoGame/MegaMan the original series]]. It's implied that even Mega Man himself was not truly capable of pure free will [[spoiler:(except in the English version of 7, where he almost [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim kills Wily over his specific objections that doing so would violate the first law of robotics. He doesn't care]]. In the Japanese version, Mega Man obediently lowers his Arm Cannon when Wily pointed this out)]]. As reploids are ''designed'' to be as human-like, or at least as life-like, as possible, it makes sense for further advancements to make reploids more resemble and function like synthetic versions of humans and animals. Interestingly, X and Zero themselves, despite being the models from which all reploids originate ''and'' the series' primary protagonists, are still essentially more mechanical than human. By the time of ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'', the trope starts to go the other way as well, and the line gets so blurred that Humans and Reploids stop making distinctions between each other, so that when ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' rolls around, they've forgotten that there ''is'' a distinction.

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* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
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The ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series slips ever-closer to this trope's existence with every installment, deliberately. This is in direct contrast to the true, pure robots of [[VideoGame/MegaMan the original series]]. It's implied that even Mega Man himself was not truly capable of pure free will [[spoiler:(except in the English version of 7, where he almost [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim kills Wily over his specific objections that doing so would violate the first law of robotics. He doesn't care]]. In the Japanese version, Mega Man obediently lowers his Arm Cannon when Wily pointed this out)]]. As reploids are ''designed'' to be as human-like, or at least as life-like, as possible, it makes sense for further advancements to make reploids more resemble and function like synthetic versions of humans and animals. Interestingly, X and Zero themselves, despite being the models from which all reploids originate ''and'' the series' primary protagonists, are still essentially more mechanical than human. By the time of ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'', the trope starts to go the other way as well, and the line gets so blurred that Humans and Reploids stop making distinctions between each other, so that when ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' rolls around, they've forgotten that there ''is'' a distinction.



* [=GlaDOS=] from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' is a perfectly clinical android that also has a personality and even has multiple cores to define its elements. These include such things as "Anger", which definitely makes little sense. Then again, as this is the ''same'' company that came up with such brilliant ideas as the "Heimlich Counter-Maneuver" and the "Take-A-Wish Foundation", it's obvious that they're not terribly practical people; and given that it's suggested [=GLaDOS=] was developed as an attempt to develop a fuel line de-icing system that somehow ended up also being "a fully functional disc-operating system" and "arguably alive", they apparently didn't know when to stop adding on additional features. She also has an obsession with cake.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'':
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[=GlaDOS=] from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' is a perfectly clinical android that also has a personality and even has multiple cores to define its elements. These include such things as "Anger", which definitely makes little sense. Then again, as this is the ''same'' company that came up with such brilliant ideas as the "Heimlich Counter-Maneuver" and the "Take-A-Wish Foundation", it's obvious that they're not terribly practical people; and given that it's suggested [=GLaDOS=] was developed as an attempt to develop a fuel line de-icing system that somehow ended up also being "a fully functional disc-operating system" and "arguably alive", they apparently didn't know when to stop adding on additional features. She also has an obsession with cake.



* Kunzite from ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts''... the first one VideoGame/TalesSeries ever got. And that's not the only robot the game has to offer (but he's the only one playable).

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* Kunzite from ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts''... ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'':
** Kunzite...
the first one VideoGame/TalesSeries the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' ever got. And that's not the only robot the game has to offer (but he's the only one playable).



* The player character in ''VideoGame/InnocentLifeFuturisticHarvestMoon'' is a robot built by an enterprising professor to help save an island from apparent volcanic doom. Over the course of the game, he learns how to cook, clean, make friends, and watch television (though you [[HeroicMime never hear him talk]]).

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* The player character in ''VideoGame/InnocentLifeFuturisticHarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/InnocentLifeAFuturisticHarvestMoon'' is a robot built by an enterprising professor to help save an island from apparent volcanic doom. Over the course of the game, he learns how to cook, clean, make friends, and watch television (though you [[HeroicMime never hear him talk]]).
27th Sep '17 1:50:59 PM Pichu-kun
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* The player character in ''InnocentLife: A [[TheFuture Futuristic]] VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' is a robot built by an enterprising professor to help save an island from apparent volcanic doom. Over the course of the game, he learns how to cook, clean, make friends, and watch television (though you [[HeroicMime never hear him talk]]).

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* The player character in ''InnocentLife: A [[TheFuture Futuristic]] VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/InnocentLifeFuturisticHarvestMoon'' is a robot built by an enterprising professor to help save an island from apparent volcanic doom. Over the course of the game, he learns how to cook, clean, make friends, and watch television (though you [[HeroicMime never hear him talk]]).



* The newer ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games have given Dr. Eggman two robot sidekicks named Orbot and Cubot, who, unlike most of his creations, are fully sapient and capable of emotion. [[RobotMe Metal Sonic]] himself was originally just a robotic copy of Sonic that started to develop its own sense of self, complete with personality, desires and feelings. Unfortunately for everyone involved, Metal developed these due to his neverending losses to Sonic which drove him ''[[RoboticPsychopath insane]]'' and desired to do whatever it took to beat Sonic.

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* The newer ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games have given Dr. Eggman two robot sidekicks named Orbot and Cubot, who, unlike most of his creations, are fully sapient and capable of emotion. [[RobotMe Metal Sonic]] himself was originally just a robotic copy of Sonic that started to develop its own sense of self, complete with personality, desires and feelings. Unfortunately for everyone involved, Metal developed these due to his neverending losses to Sonic which drove him ''[[RoboticPsychopath insane]]'' and desired to do whatever it took to beat Sonic.
21st Sep '17 10:50:03 PM Racoon7
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* Most of the characters in ''VideoGame/{{Primordia}}'', as it is a post-apocalyptic world populated by robots after the humanity is long gone. The robots have various goals and moral guidelines and Horatio Nullbuilt, the main character, is even religious; studying the holy text called Book of Man.
16th Sep '17 2:26:35 PM Malady
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** [[EndlessFrontier Aschen Brödel]], Lamia's predecessor, is this as much as Lamia but for different reasons. She is the one who served as a mother figure and actually raised Haken Browning. It was likely planned by Lemon Browning in case Haken would be lost.

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** [[EndlessFrontier [[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier Aschen Brödel]], Lamia's predecessor, is this as much as Lamia but for different reasons. She is the one who served as a mother figure and actually raised Haken Browning. It was likely planned by Lemon Browning in case Haken would be lost.
6th Sep '17 2:44:21 PM Peteman
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* Curly Brace from ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' is an elite combat android, and as revealed partway through the game, [[spoiler:so is the protagonist himself]]. They drown if left underwater too long. This is explained as their shutting down to prevent short-circuiting. No explanation is given for how eating a mushroom restores Curly's memories, or how [[spoiler:Quote]] is able to have implied off-screen sex with one of the Mimigas[[note]]not really, but MostGamersAreMale was invoked so hard that he might as well have[[/note]]. [=NPCs=] mention how, years ago, various groups sent squads of similar robots from the surface to [[spoiler:claim the demon crown and kill the Mimigas. Rescuing Curly and restoring her memory reveals that she and Quote were sent to ''destroy'' the crown.]]

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* Curly Brace from ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' is an elite combat android, and as revealed partway through the game, [[spoiler:so is the protagonist himself]]. They drown if left underwater too long. This is explained as their shutting down to prevent short-circuiting. No explanation is given for how eating a mushroom restores Curly's memories, or how [[spoiler:Quote]] is able to have implied off-screen sex with one of the Mimigas[[note]]not really, but MostGamersAreMale was invoked so hard that he might as well have[[/note]]. [=NPCs=] mention how, years ago, various groups sent squads of similar robots from the surface to [[spoiler:claim the demon crown and kill the Mimigas. Rescuing Curly and restoring her memory reveals that she and Quote were sent to ''destroy'' the crown.]]
29th Jul '17 7:07:13 PM RockRaider
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* The robots in ''VideoGame/Scrapland''. The protagonist himself is said to have built himself up from scratch. Somewhat subverted in that, when a human inadvertently reaches the planet, they freak out.

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* The robots in ''VideoGame/Scrapland''.''VideoGame/ScrapLand''. The protagonist himself is said to have built himself up from scratch. Somewhat subverted in that, when a human inadvertently reaches the planet, they freak out.
29th Jul '17 7:06:54 PM RockRaider
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* The robots in ''ScrapLand''. The protagonist himself is said to have built himself up from scratch. Somewhat subverted in that, when a human inadvertently reaches the planet, they freak out.

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* The robots in ''ScrapLand''.''VideoGame/Scrapland''. The protagonist himself is said to have built himself up from scratch. Somewhat subverted in that, when a human inadvertently reaches the planet, they freak out.
14th Jun '17 2:39:00 PM Prometheus117
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* The newer ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games have given Dr. Eggman two robot sidekicks named Orbot and Cubot, who, unlike most of his creations, are fully sapient and capable of emotion.

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* The newer ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games have given Dr. Eggman two robot sidekicks named Orbot and Cubot, who, unlike most of his creations, are fully sapient and capable of emotion. [[RobotMe Metal Sonic]] himself was originally just a robotic copy of Sonic that started to develop its own sense of self, complete with personality, desires and feelings. Unfortunately for everyone involved, Metal developed these due to his neverending losses to Sonic which drove him ''[[RoboticPsychopath insane]]'' and desired to do whatever it took to beat Sonic.
30th May '17 9:26:44 AM Yagami1211
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** [[EndlessFrontier Aschen Brödel]], Lamia's predecessor, is this as much as Lamia but for different reasons. She is the one who served as a mother figure and actually raised Haken Browning. It was likely planned by Lemon Browning in case Haken would be lost.
18th May '17 9:10:38 AM been-there-pun-that
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* Robots are a somewhat common plot twist of the ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' games. In Curious Village, [[spoiler: it is revealed that all of the residents of St. Mystere are robots designed by Bruno, friend of the late Baron Reinhold. They were built to watch over the baron's daughter, Flora, after she is orphaned, and to test potential guardians to see if they have the kindness and wisdom Baron Reinhold would want in someone who would raise his daughter. Layton and Luke are surprised to discover this fact - Luke more so than Layton, as Layton had deduced much of the truth on his own - since the robots are extremely humanlike.]] This trope also appears in Azran Legacy, [[spoiler: the Azran civilization, at its peak millions of years ago, had created robotic servants called golems to do their work for them. At first, the golems were obviously robots, but by the time the Azran create their ambassador, Aurora, to be discovered by future civilizations, she appears quite human, to the extent that no one could have guessed her true nature before she revealed it when she sacrificed herself for humanity.]]
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