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- In the video for Poets of the Fall's "Carnival of Rust," Zoltar the Fortuneteller is an automaton clown trapped in a glass case, albeit an exceptionally sad, decrepit one, with monochrome, flaking makeup and faded, tatty clothes. Playing the role of a Pierrot gone to seed, he attempts to free himself from the Carnival by futilely begging for his latest customer's love via an Obsession Song.
- One of the enemies you can find in Bomberman Hero's Clown Valley is a knife-throwing clown on a rolling ball. As all the characters in Bomberman are robots, these enemies fit the bill, and are all the more creepy for it.
- Dark Cloud 2: The Repulsive Ringmaster Flotsam rides around on a huge, clown-faced Spider Tank called Halloween. Later on, Flotsam himself is given a cyborg body after his near-death, but still retains his clownish facepaint and colorful suit.
- Five Nights at Freddy's' large cast of Hostile Animatronics includes some that resemble clowns:
- The Marionette is a mime-like animatronic who is controlled by a music box. It plays with this trope, however, because it seems very different from the other animatronics. Some speculate that it isn't a robot at all, but none know for sure what it really is.
- Funtime Foxy is a Lighter and Softer (In-Universe, at least) version of recurring animatronic Foxy whose bright colors make him or her resemble a clown. It was set up as an attraction for kids to play with. However, the kids ultimately tore it apart, turning it into a mechanical monstrosity known as Mangle.
- Balloon Boy is a childlike animatronic who looks like a clown due to his red nose and cheeks, big smile, and colorful clothing. He also has the ability to interfere with the protagonist's various gadgets.
- Interestingly, in Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location, all of the main animatronics have a clown motif, with bright color schemes and even the appearance of wearing facepaint. As if this didn't pull them far enough into the the Uncanny Valley, their faces are more technologically advanced than previous animatronics, with movable brows and cheeks. This leads to quite the Nightmare Face when they split their faces open, revealing the robotic endoskeleton inside.
- Kirby: Triple Deluxe has an enemy called Clown Acrobot who is implied to be a robot, not just because of his name, but also because he's an emotionless Perpetual Smiler clown with a metallic-looking face.
- LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes: One of the many things that The Joker and Lex Luthor do during their Villain Team-Up is attack Gotham City with a giant mech designed to look like the Joker.
- Clown Man of Mega Man 8 is a clown robot who likes to play with trapezes with his extendable arms, and is the boss of a toy-themed amusement park.
- Super Mario Bros.:
- The Koopa Clown Car has been Bowser's personal weaponized helicopter since Super Mario World. It has a clown face which changes its expression depending on its status. Several variations exist such as the "Junior" for his son and the Koopalings and the "Fire" starting in Super Mario Maker, but all of them bear the clown face.
- Downplayed in Super Mario 3D World: Motley Bossblob is — as the name says — more of a Blob Monster Clown, however his Chrome Champion look really gives him a robotic vibe.
- Chortlebot, a boss from Wario Land: Shake It! is a flying robot clown head. Its Gag Nose turns into a spikeball, which Chortlebot launches at Wario. It has Creepy Circus Music as its boss theme, and a distinct, high-pitched cackle.
- The Adventures of Figaro Pho gives us the Robot Dog Rivet, whose red nose and lips, along with his perky, playful behavior, make him very clownlike.
- Batman: The Animated Series: In one episode, the Joker introduces a new minion called Captain Clown. Batman is visibly confused by this new minion's superhuman strength, until he breaks the minion's face, revealing that he is actually a robot. This gives Batman the realization that killing the minion will not break his strict Thou Shalt Not Kill rule, and so the minion meets his doom in a trash compactor.
- The Joker actually sounds shocked, crying out "You killed Captain Clown!", though it's impossible to tell whether he's trolling Batman, genuinely trying to be funny, or crazy enough to actually equate the (rather crude, and definitely not sapient) robot with a living person.
- On the Futurama episode "Bendin' in the Wind", an injured Bender is treated by a robot version of Patch Adams in a clown outfit.
- Chuckles the Clown from League of Super Evil is a robot created by Dr. Frogg when he was a kid, to get back at kids who didn't invite him to their birthday parties. Chuckles appears to be a Non-Ironic Clown at first, but when he is wound up, he reveals his cruel nature, playing painful pranks on the team.
- Rugrats: "The Mysterious Mr. Friend" involved the babies fighting an army of malfunctioning clown robot toys Stu invented.
- What's New, Scooby-Doo?: The Monster of the Week in "A Terrifying Round With a Menacing Metallic Clown" is, as the title indicates, a giant robotic clown. It starts out disguised as an obstacle on a mini-golf course, then comes to life to terrorize golfers. It turns out to be controlled by Mayor Snipper, who specifically built it to scare people away from the golf course because he believes that golf ruined his son's life.