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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He may be corrupt, but there are a few lines he draws, most prominently [[spoiler:petty treason involving hostage-taking]]. When [[spoiler:Dick Jones]] crosses that line, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness his usefulness to OCP ends then and there]].




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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Does this to [[spoiler:Dick Jones]] when he tries to take him hostage.


** Murphy's DeadpanSnarker tendencies come back with his humanity too.



* ClingyCostume / TwentyFourHourArmor: His body after being resurrected as Robocop. Justified since he has no limbs and machinery integrated into most of his torso -- what is technically armor is, in all practical purposes, his skin.

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* ClingyCostume / TwentyFourHourArmor: ClingyCostume: His body after being resurrected as Robocop. Justified since he has no limbs and machinery integrated into most of his torso -- what is technically armor is, in all practical purposes, his skin.



* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Robo has a few OCP logos on him, along with an OCP-001 serial number. Plus, whenever he gets smashed up it's OCP's money that pays for the rebuild (or not).

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* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: CorporateSponsoredSuperhero:
**
Robo has a few OCP logos on him, along with an OCP-001 serial number. Plus, whenever he gets smashed up it's OCP's money that pays for the rebuild (or not).



-->'''[=RoboCop=]''': [[WistfulAmnesia I can feel them ... but I can't remember them.]]
-->''Lewis starts to put a hand on his shoulder''
-->'''[=RoboCop=]''': Leave me alone.

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-->'''[=RoboCop=]''': [[WistfulAmnesia I can feel them ... but I can't remember them.]]
-->''Lewis
]]\\
''Lewis
starts to put a hand on his shoulder''
-->'''[=RoboCop=]''':
shoulder''\\
'''[=RoboCop=]''':
Leave me alone.



* LargeHam:
** "YOU CALL THIS A GLITCH!"
** "DICK ... YOU'RE FIRED!"
** "BEHAVE YOURSELVES!"

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* LargeHam:
** "YOU
LargeHam: He's VERY LOUD and EXPRESSIVE sometimes:
-->"YOU
CALL THIS A GLITCH!"
**
GLITCH!"\\
"DICK ... YOU'RE FIRED!"
**
FIRED!"\\
"BEHAVE YOURSELVES!"



** (To the under-construction Robo) "You're gonna be a ''bad'' motherfucker!"
** (Also regarding his creation) "That's good. That's very good. ''I fuckin' love that guy''!!"

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** (To -->To the under-construction Robo) "You're gonna be a ''bad'' motherfucker!"
**
motherfucker!"\\
(Also regarding his creation) "That's good. That's very good. ''I fuckin' love that guy''!!"



** EvilSoundsDeep: And it is a product of OCP and targets [=RoboCop=].



* ButtMonkey[=/=]IneffectualSympatheticVillain: ED-209 suffers an embarrassing failure once per movie, from falling down the stairs in ''Robocop'', getting his foot stuck in an open manhole in ''Robocop 2'', and being hacked and made to declare himself a puppy dog in ''Robocop 3''. Dick Jones outright admits ED-209 was built by the lowest bidder and it's primary purpose was to sell defense contracts rather to ''actually work''.



* EvilSoundsDeep: It has a BadassBaritone voice, but is a product of OCP and targets [=RoboCop=].



* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: ED-209 suffers an embarrassing failure once per movie, from falling down the stairs in ''Robocop'', getting his foot stuck in an open manhole in ''Robocop 2'', and being hacked and made to declare himself a puppy dog in ''Robocop 3''. Dick Jones outright admits ED-209 was built by the lowest bidder and it's primary purpose was to sell defense contracts rather to ''actually work''.



* LargeHam:
** "Ooh, guns guns ''guuuuuns!'' Come on Sal! The Tigers are playing... ''tonight'': And I ''never'' miss a game!"
** The Japanese dub [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4N8xXHKLJ0 raised this angle]] UpToEleven, courtesy of the late Nobuo Tanaka, aka [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure DIO in the 90s OVAs]].

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* LargeHam:
** "Ooh, guns guns ''guuuuuns!'' Come on Sal! The Tigers are playing... ''tonight'': And I ''never'' miss a game!"
**
LargeHam: ''Very'' enthusiastic and expressive. The Japanese dub [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4N8xXHKLJ0 raised this angle]] UpToEleven, courtesy of the late Nobuo Tanaka, aka [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure DIO in the 90s OVAs]]. Meanwhile, in English:
-->"Ooh, guns guns ''guuuuuns!'' Come on Sal! The Tigers are playing... ''tonight'': And I ''never'' miss a game!"



--->'''Cain, when Murphy is at his mercy''': Jesus... had days like these.

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--->'''Cain, -->'''Cain, when Murphy is at his mercy''': Jesus... had days like these.



--> '''Hob:''' Can't shoot a kid can you [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKER!!!]]

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--> ---> '''Hob:''' Can't shoot a kid can you [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKER!!!]]



* KidsAreCruel: Played straight when the thugs are dismantling Murphy. "They say he's got a brain, I wanna see it".

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* KidsAreCruel: KidsAreCruel:
**
Played straight when the thugs are dismantling Murphy. "They say he's got a brain, I wanna see it".



-->'''Hob:''' [[spoiler: I'm gonna die. You know what that's like, don't you? It really sucks]].
-->'''[=RoboCop=]''': [[NotSoStoic Yes, it does]].

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-->'''Hob:''' [[spoiler: I'm gonna die. You know what that's like, don't you? It really sucks]].
-->'''[=RoboCop=]''':
sucks]].\\
'''[=RoboCop=]''':
[[NotSoStoic Yes, it does]].



* CorporateSamurai: A literal example.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Otomo's katana is sharp enough to slice through titanium.
* CorporateSamurai: A literal example.example, he works for Kanemitsu Corporation and even uses a katana as he hunts down [=RoboCop=] while still maintaining some honor.



* HonorBeforeReason: Has a chance to kill [=RoboCop=] from behind but waits for him to turn around. Later waits for him to get up after being knocked down
* KatanasAreJustBetter[=/=]AbsurdlySharpBlade: Otomo's sole weapon is a katana sword, which happens to be sharp enough to chop off Robocop's titanium hand.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Has a chance to kill [=RoboCop=] from behind but waits for him to turn around. Later waits for him to get up after being knocked down
down.
* KatanasAreJustBetter[=/=]AbsurdlySharpBlade: KatanasAreJustBetter: Otomo's sole weapon is a katana sword, which happens to be [[AbsurdlySharpBlade sharp enough to chop off Robocop's titanium hand.hand]].


* DeathEqualsRedemption: Un a way [[spoiler: As Hob lays dying, he no longer bears ill will against Robo, and revealing who is his killer provides a clue on how to fight him.]]

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* DeathEqualsRedemption: Un In a way way. [[spoiler: As Hob lays dying, he no longer bears ill will against Robo, and revealing who is his killer provides a clue on how to fight him.]]



* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: In his final moments, he now understands what [=RoboCop=] had to go through to become [=RoboCop=]. Just by seeing the expression on Robo's face, Hob knows that he's been through it before]].

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: In his final moments, he now understands what [=RoboCop=] had to go through to become [=RoboCop=]. Just before being rebuilt, just by seeing the expression on Robo's face, Hob knows that he's been through it before]].face.]]


* AlasPoorVillain: His death is played quite tragically, for evil as he was we get a glimpse of the child he could have been under better circumstances. [[spoiler:He makes some form of amend by revealing Cain to be [=RoboCop=] 2 and all he asks in return is for [=RoboCop=] to not leave him while he dies.]]
* CopKiller: Not successful, but one of his earliest acts is to try to garrote Lewis.
* CuteBruiser: Despite his age and size, Hob proves a good shot and adept in a brawl against trained adults.

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* AlasPoorVillain: His death is played quite tragically, for as evil as he was we get a glimpse of the child he could have been under better circumstances. [[spoiler:He makes some form of amend by revealing Cain to be [=RoboCop=] 2 and all he asks in return is for [=RoboCop=] to not leave him while he dies.]]
* BadassAdorable: A gloomy, evil version. A kid he may be but he's got what it takes to pull his weight in the [[CrapsackWorld crime-ridden Hellhole that is Detroit]]. Cain's thugs and clients clearly know better than crossing him.
* CoolGun: Both his machine-gun camouflaged as a lunchbox, and the magnum he uses to shoot Robocop.
* CopKiller: Not successful, but one of his earliest acts is to try to garrote Lewis.
Lewis, and he comes close to succeeding.
* CuteBruiser: Despite his age and size, Hob proves is a very good shot and proves adept in a brawl against trained adults.adults.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Un a way [[spoiler: As Hob lays dying, he no longer bears ill will against Robo, and revealing who is his killer provides a clue on how to fight him.]]



* DragonAscendant: Takes over Cain's gang after his apparent death. But despite coming close to getting his drugs legals, his rule is cut short by his former boss who just CameBackStrong.

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* DragonAscendant: Takes over Cain's gang after his apparent death.demise. But despite coming close to getting his drugs legals, his rule is cut short by his former boss who just CameBackStrong.



* EvilOrphan: A hardened, pre-pubescent criminal with no parent around. Though some believe that Hob is Cain's son.



* InfantImmortality: Played straight as [=RoboCop=] can't bring himself to shoot Hob, allowing Hob to shoot him in the head and escape. Subverted, as Lewis has no problem beating him up when he tries to strangle her. [[spoiler:Dangerously averted when [=RoboCop=] 2 enters the picture.]]

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* InfantImmortality: Played InfantImmortality:
** First played
straight as [=RoboCop=] can't bring himself to shoot Hob, allowing Hob to shoot him in the head and escape. Subverted, as Lewis has no problem beating him up when he tries to strangle her. [[spoiler:Dangerously averted when [=RoboCop=] 2 enters the picture.]]escape.



** Subverted next, as Lewis has no problem beating him up when he tries to strangle her.
** [[spoiler:Finally dangerously averted when [=RoboCop=] 2 enters the picture.]]



** Averted when Cain has Duffy butchered in the most horrible way imaginable. He is horrified and cannot bear to watch.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:He now understands what [=RoboCop=] had to go through to become [=RoboCop=], as he is dying himself. Just by seeing the expression on Robo's face, Hob knows that he's been through it before]].

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** Averted when Cain has Duffy butchered in the most horrible way imaginable. He Hob is horrified revulsed and cannot bear to watch.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:He [[spoiler: In his final moments, he now understands what [=RoboCop=] had to go through to become [=RoboCop=], as he is dying himself.[=RoboCop=]. Just by seeing the expression on Robo's face, Hob knows that he's been through it before]].



* PragmaticVillainy: Wants to run his business without having His offers to help Mayor Kuzak pay off the city's debts to OCP in exchange for legalizing Nuke is almost reasonable.

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* OnlySaneMan: The sole member of Cain's gang who is not a fanatical psycho or a barely functioning adict. Which might be why the others obey him. Justified as he never took any drug.
* PragmaticVillainy: Wants to run his business without having troubles not pointless violence. His offers to help Mayor Kuzak pay off the city's debts to OCP in exchange for legalizing Nuke is almost reasonable.


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* TeenGenius: Pretty smart and an effective drug trafficker despite being fourteen at most.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Seeing a boy his age acting like a vicious, unhinged criminal is unsettling, to say the least.


* SirSwearALot: Can't utter a sentence without an expletive.

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* SirSwearALot: SirSwearsALot: Can't utter a sentence without an expletive.


* AlasPoorVillain: His death is played quite tragically, for evil as he was we get a glimpse of the child he could have been under better circumstances. [[spoiler:He makes some form of amend by revealing Cain to be [=RoboCop=] 2 and all he asks in return is for [=RoboCop=] to not leave him while he dies.]]



* CuteBruiser: Despite his age and size, Hob proves a good shot and adept in a brawl against trained adults.



* DragonAscendant: Takes over Cain's gang after his apparent death. But despite coming close to getting his drugs legals, his rule is cut short by his former boss who just CameBackStrong.



* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Looks like a cute blond, blue-eyed kid, but is nasty as they come.



** Averted when Cain has Duffy butchered in the most horrible way imaginable.

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** Averted when Cain has Duffy butchered in the most horrible way imaginable. He is horrified and cannot bear to watch.



* PragmaticVillainy: His offers to help Mayor Kuzak pay off the city's debts to OCP in exchange for legalizing Nuke is almost reasonable.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:He redeems himself by revealing Cain to be [=RoboCop=] 2 and all he asks in return is for [=RoboCop=] to not leave him while he dies.]]

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* PragmaticVillainy: Wants to run his business without having His offers to help Mayor Kuzak pay off the city's debts to OCP in exchange for legalizing Nuke is almost reasonable.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:He redeems himself by revealing ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Hob has zero qualms about high tailing away, leaving Cain to be [=RoboCop=] 2 and all he asks in return is for [=RoboCop=] to not leave him while he dies.]]die.
-->'''Hob:''' Fuck Cain!
* SirSwearALot: Can't utter a sentence without an expletive.


* ArchEnemy: For Alex/Robo, being the one who killed him and all.



* ArchEnemy: For Alex/Robo, being the one who killed him and all.



* {{BFG}}: He and his gang get Cobra Assault Cannons to destroy [=RoboCop=].



* {{BFG}}: He and his gang get Cobra Assault Cannons to destroy [=RoboCop=].



* DiabolicalMastermind: As a crime boss in Old Detroit, he has connections with companies and some law enforcers, and and pretty much untouched by law.



* DiabolicalMastermind: As a crime boss in Old Detroit, he has connections with companies and some law enforcers, and and pretty much untouched by law.



* PsychoForHire: Dick Jones got to hire a ruthless crime lord to do his bidding.



* PsychoForHire: Dick Jones got to hire a ruthless crime lord to do his bidding.
* SoftspokenSadist: One of the less hammy villains in the movie, though still a veritable fountain of meme-tastic, scenery chewing one-liners.

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* PsychoForHire: Dick Jones got to hire a ruthless crime lord to do his bidding.
* SoftspokenSadist:
SoftSpokenSadist: One of the less hammy villains in the movie, though still a veritable fountain of meme-tastic, scenery chewing one-liners.

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* CoolButInefficient: In his "intended" role as a police robot, one really has to imagine what advantages he'd have. He's very cool, but his weapons and tactics are insanely overkill for any police purpose, he's too slow and clumsy to negotiate urban terrain, and his AI is too cumbersome to resolve anything a cop would be expected to manage. Much of him makes a little more sense from the perspective of a military conflict, where he could put those guns to good use, but he'd still likely be a liability.

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* MultipleGunshotDeath: How Murphy was killed before OCP used him for [=RoboCop=].


* JerkassWoobie: While Hob is As bad as most of the adults in the gang bar [[CompleteMonster Cain]], he's also 12 years old. It's likely that he's an orphan and has no choice but to rely on the gang as his family. He also has [[AxCrazy cain]] as a father figure which doesn't really give a kid the most stability or safety growing up. Given his behavior and the way he carries himself and the fact that he's a victim of circumstances beyond his control it's hard no to see that he's a product of his environment and never had the chance to be anything else.



* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: He now understands what [=RoboCop=] had to go through to become [=RoboCop=], as he is dying himself. Just by seeing the expression on Robo's face, Hob knows that he's been through it before]].

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He now understands what [=RoboCop=] had to go through to become [=RoboCop=], as he is dying himself. Just by seeing the expression on Robo's face, Hob knows that he's been through it before]].

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* CopKillerManhunt: Goes on a one-man version of this is both the original, with Boddicker and his gang for killing him, and in ''3'' [[spoiler:after [=McDaggett=] kills Lewis]].


One of Clarence's thugs.

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One [[quoteright:320:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/9016_16148_0.jpg]]
Another
of Clarence's thugs.



* FlatCharacter: Minh is the only one in the gang that gets the least characterization.

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* FlatCharacter: Minh is the only one in the gang that gets the least characterization.

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* MyEyesAreUpHere: Invoked. Cox is making water when Lewis comes upon him: rather than zip himself up before turning around and putting his hands up, he opts to give Lewis "the full monty", knowing she'll be distracted, giving him the opening he needs to take her out.


* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Zig-zagged. He is not the first of the gang to die overall, as Steve Minh dies previously during the shootout with Robo at the cocaine factory. However, he is the first of Clarence's gang to die in their final confrontation with [=RoboCop=].]]

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Zig-zagged. He is not the first of the gang to die overall, as Bobby dies (with help from Clarence) in the initial confrontation with Murphy and Lewis, and Steve Minh dies previously during the shootout with Robo at the cocaine factory. However, he is the first of Clarence's gang to die in their final confrontation with [=RoboCop=].]]


* PreMortemOneLiner: He attempts this with "Sayonara, RoboCop!" after beating and stabbing him with a metal rod, but unfortunately for Boddicker the process of saying it puts his throat within range of Robocop's computer spike...

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* PreMortemOneLiner: He attempts this with "Sayonara, RoboCop!" [=RoboCop=]!" after beating and stabbing him with a metal rod, but unfortunately for Boddicker the process of saying it puts his throat within range of Robocop's computer spike...



* VillainsWantMercy: While he's still too proud to beg for it, he desperately starts trying to appeal to Murphy's sense of duty both times he loses the upper hand to Robo. [[spoiler: It only saves him the first.]]

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* VillainsWantMercy: While he's still too proud to beg for it, he desperately starts trying to appeal to Murphy's sense of duty both times he loses the upper hand to Robo. [[spoiler: It only saves him the first.first time.]]

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