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* Chachamaru from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has a few types of cords embedded in her finger for just this purpose. Never seen typing once.

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* Chachamaru from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'' has a few types of cords embedded in her finger for just this purpose. Never seen typing once.



* The first appearance of the Sentinels in ''Comicbook/XMen'' has them operating mechanical gunnery platforms with sized-up versions of human controls. Particularly egregious, as clearly these mechanisms have been specifically designed for use by giant robots.

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* The first appearance of the Sentinels in ''Comicbook/XMen'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' has them operating mechanical gunnery platforms with sized-up versions of human controls. Particularly egregious, as clearly these mechanisms have been specifically designed for use by giant robots.



* Alpha 5 of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''

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* Alpha 5 of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.



* Claptrap in the {{VideoGame/Borderlands}} games, when he needs to interact with a control panel, smacks it with his claws.

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* Claptrap in the {{VideoGame/Borderlands}} ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' games, when he needs to interact with a control panel, smacks it with his claws.



* More generally, the [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 original]] {{Transformers}} use manual controls for ''everything,'' up to and including transforming a city into a fortress in [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie the movie]]. And almost none of them seemed to have built-in radios.
** This continues long past G1, and likely occurs in some form in ''every'' ''{{Transformers}}'' series, from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' to ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]]''

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* More generally, the [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 original]] {{Transformers}} Franchise/{{Transformers}} use manual controls for ''everything,'' up to and including transforming a city into a fortress in [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie the movie]]. And almost none of them seemed to have built-in radios.
** This continues long past G1, and likely occurs in some form in ''every'' ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' series, from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' to ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]]''


** [[spoiler: Then again, the ship and such is run by an insane AI that was built incompetently, so...]]



** In another variation of the trope, the combat droids relay orders and communicate with each other verbally. A possible explanation is that they're built to be inaccessible over networks to prevent hacking. Can be a VoodooShark, as they are in fact all under the command of a central control unit...Sheer incompetence is, however, surprisingly reasonable.

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** In another variation of the trope, the combat droids relay orders and communicate with each other verbally. A possible explanation is that they're built to be inaccessible over networks to prevent hacking. Can be a VoodooShark, as they are in fact all under the command of a central control unit...Sheer incompetence is, however, surprisingly reasonable.


* The computer, Deep Thought in ''Film/TheHitchikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' watches a cartoon on a television at one point instead of watching or knowing it internally.

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* The computer, Deep Thought in ''Film/TheHitchikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' watches a cartoon on a television at one point instead of watching or knowing it internally.

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* The computer, Deep Thought in ''Film/TheHitchikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' watches a cartoon on a television at one point instead of watching or knowing it internally.

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* The novelization to ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' movie discusses the trope saying that humans are being made to become more like robots (communicators built into their helmets etc.) while droids talk out loud to eachother rather than having some instantaneous electronic communication.

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* The MiniMecha in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' carry oversize knives and machine guns rather than having them built into their arms.


* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'': In the episode 'Dehulked' features a villain using miniature fingers to type justified in that he was wearing a [[MiniMecha large-ish]] PowerArmor at the time.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'': In the episode 'Dehulked' features a villain using miniature fingers to type justified in that he was wearing a [[MiniMecha large-ish]] PowerArmor at the time.


** [[spoiler: Then again, the ship and such is run by an insane AI that was built incompetently, so...]]



** In another variation of the trope, the combat droids relay orders and communicate with each other verbally. A possible explanation is that they're built to be inaccessible over networks to prevent hacking.

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** In another variation of the trope, the combat droids relay orders and communicate with each other verbally. A possible explanation is that they're built to be inaccessible over networks to prevent hacking. Can be a VoodooShark, as they are in fact all under the command of a central control unit...Sheer incompetence is, however, surprisingly reasonable.

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* Claptrap in the {{VideoGame/Borderlands}} games, when he needs to interact with a control panel, smacks it with his claws.


* Used but averted in the Devil's Due ''GIJoe vs. WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''. Optimus Prime is able to hack Cobra's communications system just from being plugged in, but when Wheeljack sees the signal on the Joe's computer, he extends a bunch of mini-fingers to use their computer to trace it back. Possibly justified in Wheeljack's case as he didn't have too much time to find a compatible port and just jacking into a system watched over by armed soldiers ''is'' kinda rude.

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* Used but averted in the Devil's Due ''GIJoe ''Franchise/GIJoe vs. WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''. Optimus Prime is able to hack Cobra's communications system just from being plugged in, but when Wheeljack sees the signal on the Joe's computer, he extends a bunch of mini-fingers to use their computer to trace it back. Possibly justified in Wheeljack's case as he didn't have too much time to find a compatible port and just jacking into a system watched over by armed soldiers ''is'' kinda rude.

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* Averted in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', and also becomes a plot point in the finale. Erek, an alien android, can interface with various technology. In #29, he uses the computer that Cassie and her veterinarian father keep their patients' records on to browse the Internet for information-- Cassie warns him that the computer doesn't have a modem for Internet connection, but Erek cheerfully assures her that he can act as the modem himself. In the finale, the Animorphs' plan is to gain control of the Yeerk Pool ship in Earth orbit and cripple their invasion. The initial plan is for Ax to manually hack it, but the randomized password is set to change every five minutes. Ax is good, but he isn't ''that'' good. The backup plan is for Erek to interface with it and gain control of it, ''but'' his programming forbids him from causing violence, which storming and conquering the Pool ship will no doubt entail. Jake gets around this by threatening to kill someone every time Erek doesn't comply with the plan, thus ''forcing'' the violence prohibition to work in his favor, and a furious Erek retaliates by disabling the Pool ship's weapons array once he's otherwise given Jake control of it. Because of this, there's no way for the Animorphs to stop the Blade ship from escaping, and the Yeerks onboard from [[spoiler:killing Rachel]].


* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' prefers to simply type on her keyboard, despite the fact that [[spoiler:she's a data-based alien lifeform]] and could literally just ''talk'' to the computer and get it to do what she wanted. In this case, it's justified, as Kyon asked her not to cheat by [[spoiler:using her data manipulation abilities]]. And as we know, [[{{Kuudere}} Yuki always listens to Kyon.]]

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* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' prefers to simply type on her keyboard, despite the fact that [[spoiler:she's a data-based alien lifeform]] and could literally just ''talk'' to the computer and get it to do what she wanted. In this case, it's justified, as Kyon asked her not to cheat by [[spoiler:using her data manipulation abilities]]. And as we know, [[{{Kuudere}} [[SugarAndIcePersonality Yuki always listens to Kyon.]]


* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' had Persocoms typing.
** Of course, Persocom behavior is more likely to be based on "looking cute" or at least "staying on the right side of the UncannyValley" than pure efficiency. One character has his laptop Persocom (a tiny robot) write some information with a pencil; when Hideki asks if she has to, he responds that no, he could hook her to the printer, but it's ''cute'' to see her use a pencil taller than she is.

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* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' had Persocoms typing.
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does this because Persocom behavior is more likely to be based on "looking cute" or at least "staying on the right side of the UncannyValley" than pure optimized for cuteness, not efficiency. One character has his laptop Persocom (a tiny robot) write some information with a pencil; when Hideki asks if she has to, he responds that no, he could hook her to the printer, but it's ''cute'' to see her use a pencil taller than she is.

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** In his ''Risk'' short story, an engineer boards an experimental hyperspace ship to see why it didn't launch. It turns out the robot pilot pulled too hard on the starter lever and bent it.

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