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[[WMG: Dorian will have a {{Yangire}} moment.]]

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[[WMG: Dorian will have a {{Yangire}} CuteAndPsycho moment.]]


The DRNs creators achieved the Synthetic Soul through a sacrifice of their own brains and likeness. Their plan was a sort of immortality ala The Portrait of Dorian Grey.

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The DRNs [=DRNs=] creators achieved the Synthetic Soul through a sacrifice of their own brains and likeness. Their plan was a sort of immortality ala The Portrait of Dorian Grey.



Max the MX will be used to expand upon the fuzzy distinction between DRNs (as people, represented by Dorian) and the treatment of MXs as tools. Ultimately, Max will either be destroyed or have his memory wiped willingly but it will trigger a push by Dorian to be recognized as an individual rather than city property.

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Max the MX will be used to expand upon the fuzzy distinction between DRNs [=DRNs=] (as people, represented by Dorian) and the treatment of MXs [=MXs=] as tools. Ultimately, Max will either be destroyed or have his memory wiped willingly but it will trigger a push by Dorian to be recognized as an individual rather than city property.



* This is actually suggested to be the case when Dr. Vaughn talks to Dorian. When he created the DRNs, he was, more or less, trying to be a good person and help the police fight crime. When he created XRN after the failure of the DRNs, he was in a negative mood. His own mental instability may have even been the reason for DRNs becoming unstable.

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* This is actually suggested to be the case when Dr. Vaughn talks to Dorian. When he created the DRNs, [=DRNs=], he was, more or less, trying to be a good person and help the police fight crime. When he created XRN after the failure of the DRNs, [=DRNs=], he was in a negative mood. His own mental instability may have even been the reason for DRNs [=DRNs=] becoming unstable.



This is similar to the "imprinting" one above. Think about it: If an MX had to deal with a civilian in crisis, then the civilian would be more comforted by a sympathetic voice than a coldly logical one. However, to avoid the problems that the DRNs brought up, instead of giving MXs souls, the developers designed each MX to base its normal interaction with humans on its partner's actions in a similar situation. This would allow the humans and the MXs to "tag-team" a civilian victim, for example both providing an ear to the victim in time of crisis. This also explains why Valerie's MX from "Blood Brothers" sort of cracks a few jokes, and why Paul's MX in "You Are Here" actively discriminates against Dorian when no other MX has been shown to have any particular reaction to him: Valerie uses humor to put others at ease, and especially makes jokes around John, ergo so does her MX, (who maybe even keeps track of the game just because Valerie likes the team, and chooses to do it without prompting) while Paul has expressed his disdain for John and Dorian multiple times, unwittingly inspiring the same behavior in his MX.

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This is similar to the "imprinting" one above. Think about it: If an MX had to deal with a civilian in crisis, then the civilian would be more comforted by a sympathetic voice than a coldly logical one. However, to avoid the problems that the DRNs [=DRNs=] brought up, instead of giving MXs [=MXs=] souls, the developers designed each MX to base its normal interaction with humans on its partner's actions in a similar situation. This would allow the humans and the MXs [=MXs=] to "tag-team" a civilian victim, for example both providing an ear to the victim in time of crisis. This also explains why Valerie's MX from "Blood Brothers" sort of cracks a few jokes, and why Paul's MX in "You Are Here" actively discriminates against Dorian when no other MX has been shown to have any particular reaction to him: Valerie uses humor to put others at ease, and especially makes jokes around John, ergo so does her MX, (who maybe even keeps track of the game just because Valerie likes the team, and chooses to do it without prompting) while Paul has expressed his disdain for John and Dorian multiple times, unwittingly inspiring the same behavior in his MX.



* That said, it was probably also a matter of practicality - the MXs are intended to be assault units (SWAT, effectively). DRNs were designed to actually work police duty. So MXs don't ''need'' to be complex. They literally are made to be disposable bullet shields. The fact that they can do other things is probably more to help offset the basic costs - it'd be equally wasteful to have an android line that couldn't do more than just stop bullets.

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* That said, it was probably also a matter of practicality - the MXs [=MXs=] are intended to be assault units (SWAT, effectively). DRNs [=DRNs=] were designed to actually work police duty. So MXs [=MXs=] don't ''need'' to be complex. They literally are made to be disposable bullet shields. The fact that they can do other things is probably more to help offset the basic costs - it'd be equally wasteful to have an android line that couldn't do more than just stop bullets.


* Given the possible [[TheRobotsOfDawn Asimov]] call-outs in this series, that might not be so far-fetched.

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* Given the possible [[TheRobotsOfDawn [[Literature/TheRobotsOfDawn Asimov]] call-outs in this series, that might not be so far-fetched.


Discussed in [[http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/11/17/almost-human-karl-urban-robot/ this article]]. Considering how similar AlmostHuman and Film/BladeRunner seem to be, this theory was bound to pop up eventually.

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Discussed in [[http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/11/17/almost-human-karl-urban-robot/ this article]]. Considering how similar AlmostHuman ''Almost Human'' and Film/BladeRunner seem to be, this theory was bound to pop up eventually.



[[WMG: AlmostHuman takes place after the events of {{Series/Fringe}}]]

[[WMG: AlmostHuman takes place in the same universe as the Literature/InDeath series.]]

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[[WMG: AlmostHuman ''Almost Human'' takes place after the events of {{Series/Fringe}}]]

[[WMG: AlmostHuman ''Almost Human'' takes place in the same universe as the Literature/InDeath series.]]



[[WMG: AlmostHuman takes place in the same universe as Series/{{Continuum}}]]

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[[WMG: AlmostHuman ''Almost Human'' takes place in the same universe as Series/{{Continuum}}]]



[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Right Number]]. AlmostHuman is an AlternateContinuity of Mega Man.

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[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Right Number]]. AlmostHuman ''Almost Human'' is an AlternateContinuity of Mega Man.


[[WMG: AlmostHuman takes place after the events of {{Fringe}}]]

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[[WMG: AlmostHuman takes place after the events of {{Fringe}}]]
{{Series/Fringe}}]]


[[MegaMan Dr. Right Number]]. AlmostHuman is an AlternateContinuity of MegaMan.

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[[MegaMan [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Right Number]]. AlmostHuman is an AlternateContinuity of MegaMan.
Mega Man.


[[WMG: Almost Human takes place in the same universe as Manga/AttackOnTitan]]

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[[WMG: Almost Human ''Almost Human'' takes place in the same universe as Manga/AttackOnTitan]]''Manga/AttackOnTitan'']]



[[WMG: Almost Human is actually the next VideoGame/DeusEx release]]
just add a GambitPileup (played via ratings of course)

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[[WMG: Almost Human ''Almost Human'' is actually the next VideoGame/DeusEx ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' release]]
just Just add a GambitPileup (played via ratings of course)course.)



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* At the very least, he's not bothered when Kennex shoots one in the head that was insulting him and sees it as a cementing of their friendship.


* Also Jossed. Dorian's creator will be played by John Larroquet.

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* Also Jossed. Dorian's creator will be played by John Larroquet.
Larroquette.


* That said, it was probably also a matter of practicality - the MXs are intended to be assault units (SWAT, effectively). DRNs were designed to actually work police duty. So MXs don't ''need'' to be complex. They literally are made to be disposable bullet shields.

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* That said, it was probably also a matter of practicality - the MXs are intended to be assault units (SWAT, effectively). DRNs were designed to actually work police duty. So MXs don't ''need'' to be complex. They literally are made to be disposable bullet shields.
shields. The fact that they can do other things is probably more to help offset the basic costs - it'd be equally wasteful to have an android line that couldn't do more than just stop bullets.



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* That said, it was probably also a matter of practicality - the MXs are intended to be assault units (SWAT, effectively). DRNs were designed to actually work police duty. So MXs don't ''need'' to be complex. They literally are made to be disposable bullet shields.



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* This is actually suggested to be the case when Dr. Vaughn talks to Dorian. When he created the DRNs, he was, more or less, trying to be a good person and help the police fight crime. When he created XRN after the failure of the DRNs, he was in a negative mood. His own mental instability may have even been the reason for DRNs becoming unstable.



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** the [=XRN=] was close, so confirmed?




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** There is Dr. Vaughn's case of Synthetic Souls and Kennex has a habit of destroying [=MX's=] so they may end up combined at some point.



[[TheGreatWall The wall]] holds the titans back.

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[[TheGreatWall The wall]] holds the titans back.back.

[[WMG: Almost Human is actually the next VideoGame/DeusEx release]]
just add a GambitPileup (played via ratings of course)


[[WMG: AlmostHuman takes place in the same universe as the Literature/{{InDeath}} series.

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[[WMG: AlmostHuman takes place in the same universe as the Literature/{{InDeath}} Literature/InDeath series.]]

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[[WMG: AlmostHuman takes place in the same universe as the Literature/{{InDeath}} series.
Just a few years before the series of books. We have the advanced tech, high crime and robots. The Wall could be how LA dealt with the Urban Wars.

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