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Creatures which may or may not be {{robot}}ic, or organic, or some mixture. They usually appear to have artificial mechanisms behind their creation, or perhaps they have what appear to be robotic parts connected to (or growing from) their bodies. Then again, they may have fur, or be salivating or perhaps move in a fashion too animalistic to be considered robotic. In extreme examples they might be composed of inorganic materials deliberately mimicking the form and function of biological organs, leading to artificial muscles and blood. In short, the viewer will wonder "{{Cyborg}}, or machine with organic parts?"

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Creatures which may or may not be {{robot}}ic, or organic, or some mixture. They usually appear to have artificial mechanisms behind their creation, or perhaps they have what appear to be robotic parts connected to (or growing from) their bodies. Then again, they may have fur, or be salivating or perhaps move in a fashion too animalistic to be considered robotic. In extreme examples they might be composed of inorganic materials deliberately mimicking the form and function of biological organs, leading to artificial muscles and blood. In short, the viewer will wonder "{{Cyborg}}, or [[MeatSackRobot machine with organic parts?"
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** His ''Evidence'' short story from ''Literature/IRobot'' concerns a man running for mayor of New York whose opponents claim that he's a robot made when the original died in a car crash. He proves his humanity by punching a heckler which the [[ThreeLawsCompliant Three Laws of Robotics]] wouldn't allow him to do. The end of the story points out that the heckler may also have been a robot.

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* No-one's truly sure ''what'' Prime Evil from ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'' is supposed to be. He's got this Terminator look about him, but then he has seemingly-organic arms and hands. Since parts of his head are the same color as his hands, one could assume that he has (very expressive) machine parts attached to his skull! And then he's a ''warlock'' on top of all that. Android? Cyborg? Ghost? Warlock? The only thing that's certain is that he is one bad dude.

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** It's revealed in the quest ''The Sacrifice'' that [[spoiler:Warframes are humans infested with a strain of Technocyte called "Helminth," which renders a body unrecognizable and devoid of will, though not personality. The Warframe is then built onto this mutant body, which the Tenno takes control of and channels void abilities though Transference. The MatterReplicator foundry can recreate Warframes on a molecular level, recreating them in precise detail, down to the memories and thoughts it had at the time of scanning.]]


* In the commentary for ''Film/StarTrek'', Creator/JJAbrams can't decide if the police officer chasing young Kirk is an android or a human wearing armour.

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* In the commentary for ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/StarTrek2009'', Creator/JJAbrams can't decide if the police officer chasing young Kirk is an android or a human wearing armour.



* The Metal Heads of ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' are an even split of biological and mechanical. They have rather bestial forms ranging from gorillas to scorpions and are born via egg clusters, but they have clear mechanical elements in their bodies. Many of these elements are used for weapons and in some cases, flight, meaning that they don't require vehicles at all and instead have specialized units to fulfill those roles.

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* The Metal Heads of ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' are an even split of biological and mechanical. They have rather bestial forms ranging from gorillas to scorpions and are born via egg clusters, but they have clear mechanical elements in their bodies. Many of these elements are used for weapons and in some cases, flight, meaning that they don't require vehicles at all and instead have specialized units to fulfill those roles.


* In the commentary of ''Film/StarTrek'', Creator/JJAbrams can't decide if the police officer chasing young Kirk is an android or a human wearing armour.

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* In the commentary of for ''Film/StarTrek'', Creator/JJAbrams can't decide if the police officer chasing young Kirk is an android or a human wearing armour.


** Actor, Lance Henrikson can't decide if his Michael Bishop character at the end of ''Film/Alien3'' is a human or a robot depending on when you ask him.

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** *** Actor, Lance Henrikson can't decide if his Michael Bishop character at the end of ''Film/Alien3'' is a human or a robot depending on when you ask him.


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* In the commentary of ''Film/StarTrek'', Creator/JJAbrams can't decide if the police officer chasing young Kirk is an android or a human wearing armour.

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** Actor, Lance Henrikson can't decide if his Michael Bishop character at the end of ''Film/Alien3'' is a human or a robot depending on when you ask him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOftheGalaxyRangers'': The Crown Agent {{Mooks}} look like the standard MechaMooks expected from cartoons of the era; full, concealing armor, voices that sounded like they were run through a synthesizer...but they never ''acted'' like robots. They took bribes, panicked when appropriate, and one of them went renegade (becoming leader of a lost tribe of human colonists in "Lord of the Sands"), It was also telling that the team's hacker could pull a HackYourEnemy on computers and more obviously mechanical enemies, he never even tried it on the Agents.


* In ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoyAndHeather'', the writers apparently can't make up their mind on whether Gadget Boy is a fully artificial robot designed after WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget, or a cyborg. G9 has the same problem, although it's less pronounced.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoyAndHeather'', the writers apparently can't make up their mind on whether Gadget Boy is a fully artificial robot designed after WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget, or a cyborg. RobotDog G9 has the same problem, although it's less pronounced.

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* ''Videogame/TheSecretWorld:'' The Pyramidion, the Illuminati leader. You never see him, but his near-omniscient SinisterSurveillance, excellent planning capacity, his CreepyMonotone and [[CloudCuckoolander his proclivity for slightly old memes and weird intercom announcements mixed in with his advice and nonchalant memories and recommendations]] make it a little difficult to decide what he is; he's either [[TheWonka an extremely competent, very relaxed and fairly loopy man]] or [[AIIsACrapshoot a bizarre AI construct using a Text-to-speech program]].


* The Humanoid Data User Interfaces are stated as being something akin to robots but have flesh and blood, and appear to possess regular bodily functions.

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* The Humanoid Data User Interfaces from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' are stated as being something akin to robots but have flesh and blood, and appear to possess regular bodily functions.


* The Humanoid Data User Interfaces are stated as being something akin to robots but have flesh and blood, and appear to possess regular bodily functions.



* The Klaxosaurs from ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'' are never outright described by the cast as biological or mechanical. While they have blood and pursue food in the form of the titular mechs' "Magma Energy" fuel, they also seem to be made of some kind of living metal, sport TronLines, and feature mechanical bits like drills, thrusters, laser cannons, and tank treads. They also have a nasty habit of transforming mid-fight, which would either make them TransformingMecha or [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Voluntary Shapeshifters.]]

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* The Klaxosaurs from ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'' are never outright described by the cast as biological or mechanical. While they have blood and pursue food in the form of the titular mechs' "Magma Energy" fuel, they also seem to be [[SiliconBasedLife made of some kind of living metal, metal]], sport TronLines, and feature mechanical bits like drills, thrusters, laser cannons, and tank treads. They also have a nasty habit of transforming mid-fight, which would either make them TransformingMecha or [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Voluntary Shapeshifters.]]


* Quite a few creatures in the original ''TransformersGenerationOne'' TV series: The Quintessons, the Morphobot plants, and the giant egg creature from "The Secret of Omega Supreme." And many of the alien races from Season 3 look vaguely robotic.

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* Quite a few creatures in the original ''TransformersGenerationOne'' TV series: ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'': The Quintessons, the Morphobot plants, and the giant egg creature from "The Secret of Omega Supreme." And many of the alien races from Season 3 look vaguely robotic.

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