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T.A.Y.L.O.R is a Literature/Worm and Sonic the Hedgehog crossover by NexusTheDark.

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, LEND ME YOUR EARS!

My name is Doctor Robotnik, the greatest scientific genius in the world! I've got big plans...and now, I'm gonna put 'em to work!

Bear witness to the power I command, for now begins the glorious new Era of the Empire of Steel!

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  • Artificial Limbs: Taylor accidentally roboticizes her left arm (and a few other body parts).
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  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Before Vermin gets upgraded, he uses "I" instead of "this unit" for the first time, and has some minor worries about his continued existence, which Taylor notes is unusual for him.
  • Hard Light: Taylor has this as a weapons option for her hover-craft.
  • Living Battery: Taylor uses these, using mainly rats and the occasional stray. Her work with the Roboticizer was in part to roboticize them to prevent having to replace them due to lifespan concerns, as well as the potential medical benefits, like replacing lost limbs, healing damaged hearts, restoring brain function to stroke victims and coma patients...
  • No OSHA Compliance:
    • Taylor scrapped an idea for her hover vehicle that would have had her dump toxic waste on her enemies... from directly above her open cockpit.
    • Taylor admits in retrospect that leaving all those cables lying around the roboticizer wasn't the best move.
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    • Taylor is surprised that Squealer Tinkers in clothes that are so skimpy despite the injuries that she's obviously gotten from it.
  • Number Two: Vermin, Taylor's first robotic creation. She even mentions this when creating him, noting that she was going for an assistant she could discuss machines with and trust with critical tasks, not a mindless drone or remote controlled toy.
  • Perpetual Motion Machine: Roboticized organics become this, Taylor even using the term. They are fully capable of supporting themselves while generating their own Chaos Energy, and beyond regular maintenance, they would no longer need to worry about fueling their mechanical parts (or in the case of her Living Battery(s), their organic parts).
  • Ridiculously Fast Construction: Taylor's robots tend to fix up the buildings that she fights at after the fact.
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  • Square-Cube Law: Infusing metal with Chaos Energy allows them to violate this, allowing Taylor create wafer-thin strips of metal that are five times as strong as thick armor plating at a fraction of the weight and materials cost. It also somehow allows the material to keep its density somehow, thus keeping gusts of wind from blowing her robots around despite their weight.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Taylor talks Squealer down and gets her to join her.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: Although Taylor's intentions for the roboticizer are benevolent, like using it for medical purposes and helping her Living Battery(s) not have to worry about lifespan issues, she accidentally roboticizes her left arm, about 40% of her organs (including her heart and parts of her digestive tract) and other internals, as well as her eyes.
  • Uplifted Animal: The organic batteries that Taylor uses for her Badniks apparently contribute in some way to the actual A.I. part.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Taylor can do amazing things with her technology, like provide free energy, but her disillusionment with authority figures, combined with knowing that if she released it to the public, the PRT would swoop in and take it, calling it dangerous (like they do with every Tinker that goes public and doesn't join them), it'd be constantly scrutinized by review boards, she'd put a target on her back for Mannequin and the rest of the S9, and even if that didn't happen, energy companies and politicians funded by them would grind down on her to preserve their own power (her frustration at the thought of something potentially world-saving being rejected for that kind of selfish reason makes deciding to go the route she did a lot easier), results in her deciding to stop waiting for aid that wasn't going to come and form an Empire of Steel and take control of the Bay (and maybe the world) as Dr. Robotnik in order to save it.

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