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!This book series provides examples of:

* AIIsACrapshoot - Averted, but referenced. Computers in the story only do what they're programmed to, a point Chip makes to a classmate who expresses a fear that computers could go haywire and turn against people on their own.
* ArtificialHuman - Chip, though he doesn't really have emotion.
* {{Blackmail}} - The individual who hacked Chip attempts to blackmail Dr. Carson for money.
* BoundAndGagged - Happens to Becky, Erin, and even Chip (who weighs 420 pounds, but his captor knew that).
* {{Brainwashed}} - A form of this happens to Chip, when he's hacked.
* BrutalHonesty - Chip is capable pretty much only of this, due to his programming. He's later programmed to be slightly better at nuance, but it still remains a problem. Sometimes people take offense at his honest questions and statements.
* TheBully - Nails in the second book, Jake Blocker (even after his HeelFaceTurn towards Chip, he engages in offscreen bullying of other kids), and a few others.
* CassandraTruth - Chip's captor, when arrested, screams that Chip is really a robot as a last-ditch effort to get revenge on Chip's creator. Of course, no-one believes him.
* CasualDangerDialog - Since Chip can't feel fear, he speaks quite casually and matter-of-factly even in the most dire of circumstances.
* ClearMyName - Happens in a few of the books, as Chip is falsely accused of things he didn't do, and Dr. Carson and Erin's mom are even arrested in one book for something they didn't do.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint - Frequently happens to Chip.
* CompulsorySchoolAge - Chip is an android that was just created. Technically, he shouldn't have to go to school!
* TheCracker - Paul Fairgate. He hacks into banks and the school computer.
* EntendreFailure - Chip misinterprets double meanings all the time.
* EvenEvilHasStandards - The other members of Nails's gang have no problem bullying Chip and engaging in criminal activity, but when Nails goes too far, they tell him to back off and eventually pull a HeelFaceTurn. Similarly with the other members of Paul Fairbanks's computer club; once they realize he stole money from a bank, they freak out.
* TheFilmOfTheBook - There was a very loose adaptation in the form of a made-for-television movie trilogy. Chip was designed to appear 17 years old instead of 13, and the second movie had him going to college.
* HeelFaceTurn - Jake Blocker and some of Nails's gang perform this. Jake later goes after kids who pick on Chip.
* HeManWomanHater - Paul Fairgate hates girls, to the point that he doesn't allow them in his computer club, even if they're Chip's friends. It's implied that he dated a girl only because he liked her computer!
* IncrediblyLamePun - As a result of how literally he interprets things, Chip accidentally makes a few of these.
* InnocentInnuendo - Happens often as the result of Chip being misunderstood and/or misunderstanding Erin.

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* AIIsACrapshoot - AIIsACrapshoot: Averted, but referenced. Computers in the story only do what they're programmed to, a point Chip makes to a classmate who expresses a fear that computers could go haywire and turn against people on their own.
* ArtificialHuman - ArtificialHuman: Chip, though he doesn't really have emotion.
* {{Blackmail}} - {{Blackmail}}: The individual who hacked Chip attempts to blackmail Dr. Carson for money.
* BoundAndGagged - BoundAndGagged: Happens to Becky, Erin, and even Chip (who weighs 420 pounds, but his captor knew that).
* {{Brainwashed}} - {{Brainwashed}}: A form of this happens to Chip, when he's hacked.
* BrutalHonesty - BrutalHonesty: Chip is capable pretty much only of this, due to his programming. He's later programmed to be slightly better at nuance, but it still remains a problem. Sometimes people take offense at his honest questions and statements.
* TheBully - TheBully: Nails in the second book, Jake Blocker (even after his HeelFaceTurn towards Chip, he engages in offscreen bullying of other kids), and a few others.
* CassandraTruth - CassandraTruth: Chip's captor, when arrested, screams that Chip is really a robot as a last-ditch effort to get revenge on Chip's creator. Of course, no-one believes him.
* CasualDangerDialog - CasualDangerDialog: Since Chip can't feel fear, he speaks quite casually and matter-of-factly even in the most dire of circumstances.
* ClearMyName - ClearMyName: Happens in a few of the books, as Chip is falsely accused of things he didn't do, and Dr. Carson and Erin's mom are even arrested in one book for something they didn't do.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint - %%* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Frequently happens to Chip.
* CompulsorySchoolAge - CompulsorySchoolAge: Chip is an android that was just created. Technically, he shouldn't have to go to school!
* TheCracker - TheCracker: Paul Fairgate. He hacks into banks and the school computer.
* EntendreFailure - %%* EntendreFailure: Chip misinterprets double meanings all the time.
* EvenEvilHasStandards - EvenEvilHasStandards: The other members of Nails's gang have no problem bullying Chip and engaging in criminal activity, but when Nails goes too far, they tell him to back off and eventually pull a HeelFaceTurn. Similarly with the other members of Paul Fairbanks's computer club; once they realize he stole money from a bank, they freak out.
* TheFilmOfTheBook - TheFilmOfTheBook: There was a very loose adaptation in the form of a made-for-television movie trilogy. Chip was designed to appear 17 years old instead of 13, and the second movie had him going to college.
* HeelFaceTurn - HeelFaceTurn: Jake Blocker and some of Nails's gang perform this. Jake later goes after kids who pick on Chip.
* HeManWomanHater - HeManWomanHater: Paul Fairgate hates girls, to the point that he doesn't allow them in his computer club, even if they're Chip's friends. It's implied that he dated a girl only because he liked her computer!
* IncrediblyLamePun - IncrediblyLamePun: As a result of how literally he interprets things, Chip accidentally makes a few of these.
* InnocentInnuendo - InnocentInnuendo: Happens often as the result of Chip being misunderstood and/or misunderstanding Erin.



* InteractiveFiction - Chip plays one of these types of games at Erin's house. The book pokes some fun at the conventions of the genre.
* {{Jerkass}} - Mr. Duckworth, the gym teacher.
* KidDetective - Becky, Erin and Jake become this to figure out who's committing the various crimes in town. Chip also becomes this... except being an android, he's technically not a "kid" detective.
* LethalChef - Becky is this to Dr. Carson.
* LiteralMinded - Chip, VERY much so. A source of much of the humor.

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* InteractiveFiction - InteractiveFiction: Chip plays one of these types of games at Erin's house. The book pokes some fun at the conventions of the genre.
* {{Jerkass}} - %%* {{Jerkass}}: Mr. Duckworth, the gym teacher.
* KidDetective - KidDetective: Becky, Erin and Jake become this to figure out who's committing the various crimes in town. Chip also becomes this... except being an android, he's technically not a "kid" detective.
* LethalChef - %%* LethalChef: Becky is this to Dr. Carson.
* LiteralMinded - LiteralMinded: Chip, VERY much so. A source of much of the humor.



* MagicFloppyDisk - It was written in TheEighties, so the author couldn't have known about the improvements in technology since. Still, to copy Chip's entire memory of the day's events to floppy disks would be realistically impossible!
* MeaningfulName - Some of the characters have names that fit their personality, such as Ms. Crabtree (a crabby teacher), Jake Blocker (a bully before his HeelFaceTurn), and others. Some simply have funny names that are used as puns by the students - e.g. Mr. Duckworth is referred to as Duckbrain.

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* MagicFloppyDisk - MagicFloppyDisk: It was written in TheEighties, so the author couldn't have known about the improvements in technology since. Still, to copy Chip's entire memory of the day's events to floppy disks would be realistically impossible!
* MeaningfulName - MeaningfulName: Some of the characters have names that fit their personality, such as Ms. Crabtree (a crabby teacher), Jake Blocker (a bully before his HeelFaceTurn), and others. Some simply have funny names that are used as puns by the students - e.g. Mr. Duckworth is referred to as Duckbrain.



* NotQuiteHuman - Not the TropeNamer, but fits.
* ObliviousToLove - Well, duh, he's a robot! Poor Erin!
* PacManFever - Possibly justified considering these books were written in the early 1980s. But the games themselves seem rather random and odd.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish - The password to control a defense robot? Last name of its creator, of course!
* PhotographicMemory - Literally, as Chip can take and store pictures with the cameras in his eyes. When a certain character says not to forget him, Chip takes and stores a second picture to be sure.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot - Averted. Chip may look completely human, but he doesn't have his own culture, and instead clearly acts on programming.
* RobotKid
* SnoopingLittleKid - Becky, Jake, and Erin all become this at points. Chip technically becomes a Snooping Little Robot.
* SpockSpeak - Chip has some characteristics of this. Much of his speech is natural but with odd mannerisms added.
* {{Technobabble}} - Not too much, for the most part, though certain terms are used a lot: "C-13 integrated electrologic android", "electrologic index of conflict resolution" (which Chip consults when one order may seem to conflict with another), "electrologic", "dynakinetic" and "internal data clock" (where "clock" would serve just fine).
* TechnologyMarchesOn - A number of Chip's specs are less powerful than the computer or mobile device you're using to read this. At one point, Dr. Carson installs an extra ''megabyte'' of RAM into Chip to help his memory!
* TeensAreMonsters - Nails. He doesn't care who he hurts, if he gets arrested, and tries to rationalize away anything he does that puts others at risk. Even his fellow bullies/bandmates begin to think he's too violent and the way he acts is wrong. He even turns on them when they display a conscience.
* TitleDrop - A number of them throughout the series. After all, no-one can discover that Chip is not quite human!
* UnabashedBMovieFan - Every time the characters go to a movie or talk about one, it always has a cheesy title.
* {{Ventriloquism}} - An ability Chip accidentally discovers he has, and puts to use at one point. He can also talk with his mouth closed, since the sound isn't technically coming from it.
* VoiceChangeling - Chip not only has the ability to record and play back literally exactly what he hears, but he has the ability to mimic other people's voices perfectly.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield - Dr. Carson's diary mentions going to State University. Uh, ''which'' state?
* WordSaladLyrics - Chip's songwriting program creates weird random messes like this.

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* NotQuiteHuman - NotQuiteHuman: Not the TropeNamer, but fits.
* ObliviousToLove - ObliviousToLove: Well, duh, he's a robot! Poor Erin!
* PacManFever - PacManFever: Possibly justified considering these books were written in the early 1980s. But the games themselves seem rather random and odd.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish - ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: The password to control a defense robot? Last name of its creator, of course!
* PhotographicMemory - PhotographicMemory: Literally, as Chip can take and store pictures with the cameras in his eyes. When a certain character says not to forget him, Chip takes and stores a second picture to be sure.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot - RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Averted. Chip may look completely human, but he doesn't have his own culture, and instead clearly acts on programming.
* RobotKid
RobotKid: Chip, of course.
* SnoopingLittleKid - SnoopingLittleKid: Becky, Jake, and Erin all become this at points. Chip technically becomes a Snooping Little Robot.
* SpockSpeak - SpockSpeak: Chip has some characteristics of this. Much of his speech is natural but with odd mannerisms added.
* {{Technobabble}} - {{Technobabble}}: Not too much, for the most part, though certain terms are used a lot: "C-13 integrated electrologic android", "electrologic index of conflict resolution" (which Chip consults when one order may seem to conflict with another), "electrologic", "dynakinetic" and "internal data clock" (where "clock" would serve just fine).
* TechnologyMarchesOn - TechnologyMarchesOn: A number of Chip's specs are less powerful than the computer or mobile device you're using to read this. At one point, Dr. Carson installs an extra ''megabyte'' of RAM into Chip to help his memory!
* TeensAreMonsters - TeensAreMonsters: Nails. He doesn't care who he hurts, if he gets arrested, and tries to rationalize away anything he does that puts others at risk. Even his fellow bullies/bandmates begin to think he's too violent and the way he acts is wrong. He even turns on them when they display a conscience.
* TitleDrop - TitleDrop: A number of them throughout the series. After all, no-one can discover that Chip is not quite human!
* UnabashedBMovieFan - UnabashedBMovieFan: Every time the characters go to a movie or talk about one, it always has a cheesy title.
* {{Ventriloquism}} - {{Ventriloquism}}: An ability Chip accidentally discovers he has, and puts to use at one point. He can also talk with his mouth closed, since the sound isn't technically coming from it.
* VoiceChangeling - VoiceChangeling: Chip not only has the ability to record and play back literally exactly what he hears, but he has the ability to mimic other people's voices perfectly.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield - WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Dr. Carson's diary mentions going to State University. Uh, ''which'' state?
* WordSaladLyrics - WordSaladLyrics: Chip's songwriting program creates weird random messes like this.


* TheresNoBInMovie - Every time the characters go to a movie or talk about one, it always has a cheesy title.


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* UnabashedBMovieFan - Every time the characters go to a movie or talk about one, it always has a cheesy title.

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** Chip. As in, ''Computer Chip''.


-->'''Chip:''' "Happy pumpkins fill my heart, since you moved to the moon."

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-->'''Chip:''' "Happy pumpkins fill my heart, since you moved to the moon.""`


''Not Quite Human'' is a SciFi series with elements of SliceOfLife, {{Mystery}} and {{Comedy}}, written by Seth [=McEvoy=]. It consists of 6 novels:

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''Not Quite Human'' is a SciFi series with elements of SliceOfLife, {{Mystery}} [[MysteryFiction Mystery]] and {{Comedy}}, written by Seth [=McEvoy=]. It consists of 6 novels:
novels:

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* TheFilmOfTheBook - There was a very loose adaptation in the form of a made-for-television movie trilogy. Chip was designed to appear 17 years old instead of 13, and the second movie had him going to college.


''Not Quite Human'' is a SciFi series with elements of SliceOfLife, {{Mystery}} and {{Comedy}}, written by Seth [=McEvoy=]. It consists of 6 novels:

*''Batteries Not Included'' (1985)
*''All Geared Up '' (1985)
*''A Bug in the System'' (1985)
*'' Reckless Robot'' (1986)
*''Terror At Play'' (1986)
*''Killer Robot'' (1986)



''Not Quite Human'' is a SciFi story with elements of SliceOfLife, {{Mystery}} and {{Comedy}}.


* CompletelyMissingThePoint - Frequently happens to Chip.

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint ComicallyMissingThePoint - Frequently happens to Chip.


* FridgeLogic - Dr. Carson's goal is to prove that androids and humans can coexist in society, and that androids can serve many useful functions. So why make Chip a middle school student, rather than an adult? ([[MST3KMantra For the sake of the story, of course]]) He'd be able to perform many more tasks that way and really demonstrate what androids can do.



* JerkAss - Mr. Duckworth, the gym teacher.

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* JerkAss {{Jerkass}} - Mr. Duckworth, the gym teacher.


* RidiculouslyHumanRobot - Averted. Chip may look completely human, but he doesn't have his own culture, and instead clearly acts on programming.



* RidiculouslyHumanRobot - Averted. Chip may look completely human, but he doesn't have his own culture, and instead clearly acts on programming.


* RidiculouslyHumanRobot - Subverted. Chip may look completely human, but he doesn't have his own culture, and instead clearly acts on programming.

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobot - Subverted.Averted. Chip may look completely human, but he doesn't have his own culture, and instead clearly acts on programming.


* AIIsACrapshoot - Subverted, but referenced. Computers in the story only do what they're programmed to, a point Chip makes to a classmate who expresses a fear that computers could go haywire and turn against people on their own.

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* AIIsACrapshoot - Subverted, Averted, but referenced. Computers in the story only do what they're programmed to, a point Chip makes to a classmate who expresses a fear that computers could go haywire and turn against people on their own.

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* RobotKid



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