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1[[quoteright:350:]]* [[ The Prototypes of RoboCop 2]]. It builds up with triumphant music, showing a clunky looking brown cyborg which reveals the human face inside the body -- which then flinches his face in anger, complete with ''sparks'', realizing that he's lost his humanity, and then proceeds to ''gun down the scientists near him'', all while only able to say what's been programmed into him -- "You are under arrest. Stop or I'll shoot." -- with the words getting weaker with each sentence, until the prototype ''shoots himself in the head.'' And after that, we get the other prototype, which looks much sleeker and more friendly -- but then removes its helmet, revealing ''a skull with wires coming out of it'', which pathetically screams in pain before it ''[[TooDumbToLive dies from inadvertently severing its life support]]''. Unlike Murphy, these would-be [=RoboCops=] failed because they weren't prepared to give up their lives and humanity for the line of duty. That, and the insane amount of psychological stress of [[AndIMustScream being slaves to a corporation for the rest of their operational lives.]] The jerky stop-motion animation of the prototypes doubles the UncannyValley factor, and combined with the [[SoundtrackDissonance completely ironic, triumphant music]] only makes the scene even more creepy than it already is. [[note]]This also implies that Johnson is not as ruthless as his predecessor Bob Morton, who pre-screened the entire department at the start of the project and deliberately put the best candidates in harm's way.[[/note]]** [[ RoboCain]], the [=RoboCop=] 2 prototype that did work -- ''[[GoneHorriblyRight too well]]'', in fact. A hulking, nearly unstoppable arsenal of lethal weapons combined with the mind of a drug-abusing serial killer that breaks free of its corporate controller to wreak havoc makes for a genuine threat. The amazing stop motion effects done to create this metal monstrosity only enhance the fear factor. Also, there's Cain's "Screen Face", complete with an UncannyValley CGI head -- sadly not featured in that video.*** However, it ''is'' featured [[ here]] - and UncannyValley it is. It's especially scary when he suddenly gets pissed off.** How 'bout Cain's brain (complete with staring eyeballs!)? As part of the process of putting Cain's brain into the [=RoboCop=] 2 prototype, they surgically remove his entire brain, spinal column, and eyeballs, and they suspend it inside a tube of liquid. And it stares. [[AndIMustScream And Cain can see everything that's happening even in this state]] (not that he doesn't deserve it, given what he himself did to Duffy below earlier, but still...).*** Note that seeing "everything that's happening" includes seeing ''his own cored-out, decapitated head'' being held up by one of the scientists as he describes how his brain was extracted to Faxx.** FridgeHorror sets in when you realize that of the two that worked, only Murphy and Cain kept any semblance of a face. Any semblance of ''themselves''.* Duffy, a dirty cop, is [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique beaten up]] by [=RoboCop=] and forced to give up Cain's location. For his troubles, while outside the hospital with Hob, another of Cain's guys knocks Duffy out. He wakes up tied to a hospital bed. In the room are Cain, his girlfriend Angie, Hob who is all of fourteen years old, and a sad-faced man who's getting his scalpels ready to vivisect him.-->'''Dirty Doctor:''' Maybe you oughta have the kid leave.-->'''Cain:''' Why?** And then there's the fact that Angie and Hob both look terrified when the torturer makes the first cuts, we see some blood, and we hear Duffy screaming. That screaming can give you chills:-->'''Angie:''' You said you were just going to scare him!-->'''Cain:''' ''[coldly]'' Doesn't he look scared?** The idea of Duffy getting his chest sliced open with lots of HighPressureBlood spurting and him scream [[HarsherInHindsight is now more unnerving considering Duffy's actor Stephen Lee would pass away from a heart attack in 2014]].* [=RoboCop=]'s limbless torso, after the bad guys tore him apart. He still moves and tries to speak, but could only manage a low moan. Just watch the scene when OCP is assessing the damages.** To add more fuel to the scene at hand, seeing [=RoboCop=]'s [[UncannyValley face contorted]] in writhing anguish and pain is both this and heavy levels of TearJerker. * The scene where Dr. Faxx shuts off Cain's life support, so OCP can harness his brain for [=RoboCop=] 2. Made even worse by the fact that ''Cain'', of all people, is ''visibly'' terrified and [[AndIMustScream can't even express it]].-->'''Dr. Faxx''': Night.** The look on her face as she watches him die isn't one of boredom or triumph or even disgust. It's one of absolute intrigue.** There's also the fact that, after Faxx made Cain into [=RoboCop=] 2, she smiles after Cain survived Lewis smashing an APC into him -- even though Cain murdered several people.* The [[ "MagnaVolt"]] car alarm system. It's wiring your car's driver seat to be an electric chair, and rigging it to lethally electrocute anyone who it detects as attempting to steal the car. Think about that for a few minutes. While a false car alarm might normally be inconvenient, this is one that could theoretically kill the owner of the car in his own car should it malfunction in any way. Even if it doesn't malfunction and works exactly as described, could you imagine coming back to your car some time and seeing a dead body strapped into your driver's seat? The advertisement outright says you just dump the body out of the car "no need to bother the police" (so you don't even report a death?). . . and drive off, but you're going to just sit in the driver's seat of a car where someone was just electrocuted (and probably smells of burnt flesh) and may have begun to decompose, and know that chair is where someone died painfully. . .because a car alarm you installed killed him?** Not to mention the implication that they either let a man die to film their commercial, or they intentionally hired a man to act as a car thief without telling him about it.


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