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Fridge: RoboCop (2014)
- The ED-209 offscreen killing of a kid just because he has a knife despite the fact that it wouldn't do anything is subtle evidence to support the logic behind the Dreyfuss act, that being a robot doesn't possess the morality and empathy necessary to effectively judge people as a human does. That, and it shows that while the ED-209 isn't the complete joke it was in the original Robocop movies, neither is it completely effective either.
- Another way to look at it is that the ED-209 wasn't viewing the kid as a threat to itself, it did see it as a threat to nearby civilians. That steel may not cut through the robots, but it can easily go through human flesh.