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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': In the Golden Age Paula's Space Transformer was at first presented as a HardLight {{Chronoscope}}, before being used as an outright time machine and interplanetary teleporter. It could also be used to appear invisible and [[MundaneUtility get new outfits]]. Unlike most examples this robot had no AI, but it had a wide array of uses which often had never been mentioned before they were used in the stories, though Paula was also always tinkering with it.

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* [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "Here I am, brain the size of a planet and they make me pick up paper off the floor. Gives me a headache just thinking about it."]]
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* Even among Super Robots, ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren-Lagann]]'' is legendary for this, being able to create unlimited amounts of matter and energy from MANLY SPIRIT.

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* Even among Super Robots, ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren-Lagann]]'' is legendary for this, being able to create unlimited amounts of matter and energy from [[HeroicWillpower MANLY SPIRIT.SPIRIT]].



** Just the original one has three distinct forms with a variety of powerful weapons: Getter-1 has beam attacks, the axes, can fly and is the most maneuverable... and is piloted by Ryoma, who's so insanely awesome he can make it do things that surprise even Dr. Saotome, the Getter Machines' inventor; Getter-2 is the fastest, has [[ThisIsADrill a drill]] which it can [[RocketPunch actually shoot out]], a claw-hand that crushes like a pneumatic vice, can fly(faster than 1, but less maneuverable) and can burrow underground... and is piloted by Hayato, a master of improvisation and cunning; Getter-3 had missiles, extending hands and was the best unit for ground and underwater combat... and was piloted by Musashi, a man fully dedicated to the cause and expert at keeping his more hotheaded teammates in line. Suffice it to say, if Getter Robo can't handle it, it's practically IMPOSSIBLE for ANY robot to manage it.

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** Just the original one has three distinct forms with a variety of powerful weapons: Getter-1 has beam attacks, the axes, can fly and is the most maneuverable... and is piloted by Ryoma, who's so insanely awesome he can make it do things that surprise even Dr. Saotome, the Getter Machines' inventor; Getter-2 is the fastest, has [[ThisIsADrill a drill]] which it can [[RocketPunch actually shoot out]], a claw-hand that crushes like a pneumatic vice, can fly(faster fly (faster than 1, Getter-1, but less maneuverable) and can burrow underground... and is piloted by Hayato, a master of improvisation and cunning; Getter-3 had missiles, extending hands and was the best unit for ground and underwater combat... and was piloted by Musashi, a man fully dedicated to the cause and expert at keeping his more hotheaded teammates in line. Suffice it to say, if Getter Robo can't handle it, it's practically IMPOSSIBLE for ANY robot to manage it.



* In one episode of ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' (the Lion episodes), the team face off against a ro-beast that could become invisible and undetectable to seemingly any sensor. Eventually, the situation becomes critical when Princess Allura's lion is caught and the ro-beast was making its getaway. The team chases it while the leader frantically goes through all the possible sensor modes again to find ''something'' that can allow the team to target the enemy. Eventually, he finds that his lion somehow has a clairvoyance sensor mode that may be slow to create a clear image, but it still allows them to pinpoint the exact target on the enemy and hit it hard enough to not only make it let its prisoner go, but also knock out its stealth mode long enough for the team to unite into Voltron and take it down.

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* In one episode of ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' (the Lion episodes), the team face off against a ro-beast {{robeast}} that could become invisible and undetectable to seemingly any sensor. Eventually, the situation becomes critical when Princess Allura's lion is caught and the ro-beast was making its getaway. The team chases it while the leader frantically goes through all the possible sensor modes again to find ''something'' that can allow the team to target the enemy. Eventually, he finds that his lion somehow has a clairvoyance sensor mode that may be slow to create a clear image, but it still allows them to pinpoint the exact target on the enemy and hit it hard enough to not only make it let its prisoner go, but also knock out its stealth mode long enough for the team to unite into Voltron and take it down.



-->'''Aaron:''' "I am full of very useful devices."

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* [[ComicBook/TheAuthority The Engineer]] is this UpToEleven. Her blood is replaced by nanomachines that can become anything or scavenge material from the surrounding environment to build larger constructions, all controlled by mental commmands.
* Both versions of X-O from the Valiant/Akklaim comics were effectively this. The original X-O was an sentient alien power armor that responded to the desires and needs of its wearer and could adapt defenses and weapons in response to his needs. The second version was referred to as a multi-purpose omni-tool (and was bonded to a scientific and engineering genius,) capable of producing pretty much anything required by its partner. It was only used as a weapon/power armor because the aliens who originally possessed it used it as such and everyone else since then simply thought that was all it was for until the end of the series.

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* [[ComicBook/TheAuthority The Engineer]] is this UpToEleven. Her blood is replaced by nanomachines that can become anything or scavenge material from the surrounding environment to build larger constructions, all controlled by mental commmands.
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* Both versions of X-O from the Valiant/Akklaim comics were effectively this. The original X-O was an a sentient alien power armor that responded to the desires and needs of its wearer and could adapt defenses and weapons in response to his needs. The second version was referred to as a multi-purpose omni-tool (and was bonded to a scientific and engineering genius,) capable of producing pretty much anything required by its partner. It was only used as a weapon/power armor because the aliens who originally possessed it used it as such and everyone else since then simply thought that was all it was for until the end of the series.



* Johnny Five from ''Film/ShortCircuit'' contains a third arm multitool, a computer hacking radio, parachute, and in the sequel a tool box as well.

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* Johnny Five from ''Film/ShortCircuit'' contains a third arm multitool, a computer hacking radio, parachute, and in the sequel a tool box toolbox as well.



* Kryten in ''Series/RedDwarf'', to some extent. Described as "a robot designed purely to clean lavatories," he nevertheless has a translation mode, an egg whisk, a vaccuum cleaner, radio reception, the ability to display videos, eyes with split-screen, zoom and quantel modes and, in a deleted scene, a cigarette lighter. Sadly, much of this is attached to his groinal socket. This is before we've got on to abilities he's picked up as a result of breaking his programming. And it's stated in a few episodes that he's pretty clunky.

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* Kryten in ''Series/RedDwarf'', to some extent. Described as "a robot designed purely to clean lavatories," he nevertheless has a translation mode, an egg whisk, a vaccuum vacuum cleaner, radio reception, the ability to display videos, eyes with split-screen, zoom and quantel modes and, in a deleted scene, a cigarette lighter. Sadly, much of this is attached to his groinal socket. This is before we've got on to abilities he's picked up as a result of breaking his programming. And it's stated in a few episodes that he's pretty clunky.



** Some games also have Robo-Ky II, a PaletteSwap of the original that can be configured to mimic most of the other character's attacks on his own toybox way.

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** Some games also have Robo-Ky II, a PaletteSwap of the original that can be configured to [[DittoFighter mimic most of the other character's attacks on characters' attacks]] in his own toybox way.



* ''VideoGame/MegaMan's'' [[CoolPet robo-canine]] Rush has had quite a few different modes since his debut in ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''. He initially started off with the [[SkySurfing Rush Jet]], the Rush Marine, and the Rush Coil. When ''VideoGame/MegaMan6'' came around, he was able to [[PoweredArmor turn into two different armor suits]] [[FusionDance for Mega]]: a suit for powerful punches (Power), and the other (Jet), providing a jet-powered DoubleJump. ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' fused the two armors of its predecessor into one. The driving game spinoff ''Battle & Chase'' has Rush turn into a car so Mega Man can go [[GoKartingWithBowser go karting with Wily]] (or maybe it was just a car that looks Rush, I can't recall).
* Thursday, the multi-purpose robot from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', is shock full of weapons, sensors, and handy functions, plus a sassy personality and electronic voice. He was built by a kid genius, too. The Defenders of Earth are pretty much a 60's RaygunGothic pastiche, so it fits.

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* ''VideoGame/MegaMan's'' [[CoolPet robo-canine]] Rush has had quite a few different modes since his debut in ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''. He initially started off with the [[SkySurfing Rush Jet]], the Rush Marine, and the Rush Coil. When ''VideoGame/MegaMan6'' came around, he was able to [[PoweredArmor turn into two different armor suits]] [[FusionDance for Mega]]: a suit for powerful punches (Power), and the other (Jet), providing a jet-powered DoubleJump. ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' fused the two armors of its predecessor into one. The driving game spinoff ''Battle & Chase'' has Rush turn into a car so Mega Man can go [[GoKartingWithBowser go karting go-karting with Wily]] (or maybe it was just a car that looks Rush, I can't recall).
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* Thursday, the multi-purpose robot from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', is shock chock full of weapons, sensors, and handy functions, plus a sassy personality and electronic voice. He was built by a kid genius, too. The Defenders of Earth are pretty much a 60's RaygunGothic pastiche, so it fits.



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Agatha builds what are best described as anthropomorphic pocket watches, which have hands and feet and seem to keep entire toolkits in HammerSpace. Anything you can do with a relatively common toolkit, these can do even if they have to climb on top of one another to reach. Oh, and they are [[VonNeumannMachine self replicating]].

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Agatha builds what are best described as anthropomorphic pocket watches, which have hands and feet and seem to keep entire toolkits in HammerSpace. Anything you can do with a relatively common toolkit, these can do even if they have to climb on top of one another to reach. Oh, and they are [[VonNeumannMachine self replicating]].self-replicating]].



* Robotic supervillain Omega, from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' not only contains a vast array of built-in capabilities, he can redesign himself almost instantly when the need arises to cover a situation is standard settings don't cover.

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* Robotic supervillain Omega, from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' not only contains a vast array of built-in capabilities, but he can also redesign himself almost instantly when the need arises to cover a situation is standard settings don't cover.



*** Naturally, this Big Red Button is the context sensitive button that the MEGAS XLR's battle computer runs. The computer is apparently a DeadpanSnarker, given that it at one point reads "Do something really stupid, Coop." and in another instance "You heard the man kids, super destructor mode."

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*** Naturally, this Big Red Button is the context sensitive button PlotSensitiveButton that the MEGAS XLR's battle computer runs. The computer is apparently a DeadpanSnarker, given that it at one point reads "Do something really stupid, Coop." and in another instance "You heard the man kids, super destructor mode."





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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, [[spoiler:Cortana]] takes this role from EDI (who is listed on this page). Just like the former incumbent, there's no such thing as uncrackable security with this character around--[[PlugNPlayTechnology not even alien systems]]. [[spoiler:Given that the AI in question was specifically designed by the UNSC to infiltrate, manipulate, and subvert Covenant computers that were vastly different than their own, this makes a lot of sense even if some of it falls into [=Hollywood Hacking=].]]

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, [[spoiler:Cortana]] takes this role from EDI (who is listed on this page). Just like the former incumbent, there's no such thing as uncrackable security with this character around--[[PlugNPlayTechnology not even alien systems]]. [[spoiler:Given that the AI in question was specifically designed by the UNSC to infiltrate, manipulate, and subvert Covenant computers that were vastly different than their own, this makes a lot of sense even if some of it falls into [=Hollywood Hacking=].]]



* R2-D2 of ''StarWars'' is the epitome of this trope, as he apparently has every tool in existence ([[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1521.html except a voice synthesizer]]), and apparently can swim or fly (at least in his early years) as necessary.

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* R2-D2 of ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' is the epitome of this trope, as he apparently has every tool in existence ([[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1521.html except a voice synthesizer]]), and apparently can swim or fly (at least in his early years) as necessary.



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* Almost any highly-advanced comic book robot or character in PoweredArmor can do this, given enough time. A great example is the [[LegacyCharacter latest version of]] ComicBook/BlueBeetle. His alien armor can sprout energy weapons out of his forearms, or turn his entire arms from the elbows down into energy weapons if he needs something of a higher caliber. Also saw blades, gripping claws, [[ShoutOut a]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann giant drill]], and smaller extra arms when he needs to grasp more than two things at a time. He can fly by wings, by a rocket mounted on his back, or, in a heavy storm, by [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a surfboard attached to his feet]].

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* Almost any highly-advanced comic book robot or character in PoweredArmor can do this, given enough time. A great example is the [[LegacyCharacter latest version of]] ComicBook/BlueBeetle. His alien armor can sprout energy weapons out of his forearms, or turn his entire arms from the elbows down into energy weapons if he needs something of a higher caliber. Also saw blades, gripping claws, [[ShoutOut a]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann giant drill]], and smaller extra arms when he needs to grasp more than two things at a time. He can fly by wings, by a rocket mounted on his back, or, in a heavy storm, by [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome a surfboard attached to his feet]].


* More like "Do Anything Cyborg", but Franchise/RoboCop got turned into one during the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/RoboCopAlphaCommando'' cartoon, having several more weapons that just [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms a laser version of his classic gun]] and including some that makes no sense for Murphy to have whatsoever (the hostage situation as the start of "Doppelganger" and "Francesca's Quest"'s climax was were resolved with a ping-pong paddle and a self-heating ice cream scoop respectively)..

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* More like "Do Anything Cyborg", but Franchise/RoboCop got turned into one during the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/RoboCopAlphaCommando'' cartoon, having several more weapons that just [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms a laser version of his classic gun]] and including some that makes no sense for Murphy to have whatsoever (the hostage situation as the start of "Doppelganger" and "Francesca's Quest"'s climax was were resolved with a ping-pong paddle and a self-heating ice cream scoop respectively)..


* More like "Do Anything Cyborg", but Franchise/RoboCop got turned into one during the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/RoboCopAlphaCommando'' cartoon, having several more weapons that just [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms a laser version of his classic gun]] and including some that makes no sense for Murphy to have whatsoever (one episode's climax was resolved with a self-heating ice cream scoop!).

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* More like "Do Anything Cyborg", but Franchise/RoboCop got turned into one during the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/RoboCopAlphaCommando'' cartoon, having several more weapons that just [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms a laser version of his classic gun]] and including some that makes no sense for Murphy to have whatsoever (one episode's (the hostage situation as the start of "Doppelganger" and "Francesca's Quest"'s climax was were resolved with a ping-pong paddle and a self-heating ice cream scoop!).scoop respectively)..


** Just the original one has three distinct forms with a variety of powerful weapons: Getter-1 has beam attacks, the axes, can fly and is the most maneuverable... and is piloted by Ryoma, who's so [[CrazyAwesome insanely awesome]] he can make it do things that surprise even Dr. Saotome, the Getter Machines' inventor; Getter-2 is the fastest, has [[ThisIsADrill a drill]] which it can [[RocketPunch actually shoot out]], a claw-hand that crushes like a pneumatic vice, can fly(faster than 1, but less maneuverable) and can burrow underground... and is piloted by Hayato, a master of improvisation and cunning; Getter-3 had missiles, extending hands and was the best unit for ground and underwater combat... and was piloted by Musashi, a man fully dedicated to the cause and expert at keeping his more hotheaded teammates in line. Suffice it to say, if Getter Robo can't handle it, it's practically IMPOSSIBLE for ANY robot to manage it.

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** Just the original one has three distinct forms with a variety of powerful weapons: Getter-1 has beam attacks, the axes, can fly and is the most maneuverable... and is piloted by Ryoma, who's so [[CrazyAwesome insanely awesome]] awesome he can make it do things that surprise even Dr. Saotome, the Getter Machines' inventor; Getter-2 is the fastest, has [[ThisIsADrill a drill]] which it can [[RocketPunch actually shoot out]], a claw-hand that crushes like a pneumatic vice, can fly(faster than 1, but less maneuverable) and can burrow underground... and is piloted by Hayato, a master of improvisation and cunning; Getter-3 had missiles, extending hands and was the best unit for ground and underwater combat... and was piloted by Musashi, a man fully dedicated to the cause and expert at keeping his more hotheaded teammates in line. Suffice it to say, if Getter Robo can't handle it, it's practically IMPOSSIBLE for ANY robot to manage it.


* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/EvenStevens'' where Louis hyped up his newest invention, the Eco-Bot 3000, as being one of these, when in reality all it could do was smash things. However, it was [[SingleTaskRobot quite good at it]].

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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/EvenStevens'' where Louis hyped up his newest invention, the Eco-Bot 3000, as being one of these, when in reality all it could do was smash things. However, it was [[SingleTaskRobot quite good at it]]. At least, until it short-circuited and [[CrushKillDestroy went on a rampage]].

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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/EvenStevens'' where Louis hyped up his newest invention, the Eco-Bot 3000, as being one of these, when in reality all it could do was smash things. However, it was [[SingleTaskRobot quite good at it]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', [[spoiler: Sydney's mom programs Jet's robot clone, Jet 2, to a robot that can do practically anything, (like play music, and get you a glass of water), in the season 1 finale. He is renamed to Jet 3.]]


** She has unexpected weird functions, but not ones which anticipate her needs, which is what this trope requires.


See also SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids and AdaptiveArmor. Compare to CrazyPrepared, which is the human equivalent. When it has never been hinted at before it's NewPowersAsThePlotDemands. Contrast SingleTaskRobot.

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See also SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids and AdaptiveArmor. Compare to CrazyPrepared, which is the human equivalent.equivalent, and DevelopersForesight, which is the video game design equivalemnt. When it has never been hinted at before it's NewPowersAsThePlotDemands. Contrast SingleTaskRobot.


See also SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids and AdaptiveArmor. Compare to CrazyPrepared, which is the human equivalent. When it has never been hinted at before it's NewPowersAsThePlotDemands.

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See also SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids and AdaptiveArmor. Compare to CrazyPrepared, which is the human equivalent. When it has never been hinted at before it's NewPowersAsThePlotDemands.
NewPowersAsThePlotDemands. Contrast SingleTaskRobot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' Has this in the form of Lil' Bulb. He's an all-purpose robot designed by Gyro Gearloose. Unfortunately, he turns evil if given a bulb above fifty watts.

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