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In a story where sentient robots are commonplace, some of those robots are designed to look feminine. This tends to include Robot Hair, sleeker, curvier bodies and bumps on the chest, as well as possible makeup-like patterns on the face. Other Tertiary Sexual Characteristics may also be present, especially being colored pink or other pastel colors.

Differs from a Robot Girl in that a robot girl is basically a girl who happens to be a robot, while a Fembot is a robot who happens to be a girl. While robot girls always look human with the possible exceptions of antennae or metal joints, fembots are unmistakably robotic. Their body is protected by sheets of metal or plastic plating as opposed to the robot girl's synthetic skin. Where there should be hair is often replaced with a hairdo shaped head casing. At times, should the fembot not be designed to wear human clothes, their torso would often sport components that would resemble feminine clothing such as hip mounted boosters that resembles a skirt. Their faces would often not be as articulate and human-like as a robot girl's even to the point that it's just a static mask. Other times it's completely inhuman such as cameras and televisions for heads.

Fembots also encompasses the mecha genre as well as some mechs look like gigantic metal women. This is especially prevalent in the Super Robot Genre as writers and designers are free to design mechas as out there as they can imagine due to the nature of the genre that they're working on. Feminine mechs have appeared in some Real Robot Genre stories before but it's quite a rarity. Often it's backed up by an in-universe scientific explanation as to why it was designed in that particular way to preserve the gritty realism the genre is known for. Sometimes it's explained away as just a mere coincidence that the mecha resembled a woman a la Pareidolia.

It may not make too much sense when robots in a given universe lack certain "functions" or if the robot is male while in construction.

Fembots tend to be rarer in fiction, simply because it's easier to design a robotic character that doesn't look distinctly feminine than one that does. It's not enough to add Tertiary Sexual Characteristics or a Breast Plate. The obvious question is "why", when robots don't reproduce sexually; but one can also say "Why not?" and further "why are genderless machines lumped in with males by default anyway?" When this trope applies to Humongous Mecha instead of robot, they are almost always piloted by girls.

The name comes from 1976's The Bionic Woman, though the fembots in those were robot girls. If you're interested, the technical term for these bots is "gynoid"; same root as "android", but "andro" means man (in the sense of a male human) while "gyno" means woman (obviously).

When a Fembot meets a male robot, Robo Romance might ensue. Compare Sex Bot when a robot is designed as a sexual toy. Not to be confused with Femboy, which most often refers to male Crossdressers, especially Attractive Bent-Gender ones.


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  • A commercial for canned goods that aired during the Superbowl in the '80s featured a sleek, CGI-created female robot, animated by matching the movements of a female model in a reclining chair. Unsurprisingly, the commercial spot was called "Sexy Robot".
  • The Svedka robot, Svedka's robot mascot in 2005. Had a human face on a white featureless head, exposed wires, and the more plating on the parts to make her look like a woman.

  • Mechamato: One of the captured robots seen in episode 3 has a feminine design, being colored pink and having a high voice, high-heel-shaped feet, and an hourglass figure.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Aphrodite A, Diana A and Minerva X from Mazinger Z and Venus A from Great Mazinger.
    • They even join forces in Mazinger Angels.
    • Getter Q and other female robot mooks in Shin Mazinger are also this. Go Nagai seems to love this trope
    • Not to mention Wingle from Mazinkaiser SKL.
    • The PSX game Getter Robo Daikessen! introduces Getter Zan, a Getter Q expy that comes complete with its own different forms.
  • AnRyu, KouRyu and TenRyuJin from GaoGaiGar.
    • Also Piggy, the robot maid that serves all the GGG robots, and may or may not have flirted with Mic Sounders at some point.
    • Piggy clearly had a thing for Volfogg, the final scene of GaoGaiGar Final has them holding hands.
  • Drossel from Fire Ball, a rare example of a fembot being the main character of a show.
  • Neo Sweden's Nobel Gundam from Mobile Fighter G Gundam deserves mention here.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi: Though treated in story as a normal human girl, Chachamaru's first body was very obviously that of a robot, with visible joints, jetpack boots, mostly being emotionless (except involving doing stuff like helping kitties and her crush on Negi) and Unusual Ears for good measure. Also breasts, long hair and seemingly what amounts to sexual excitement. Apparently, nobody actually noticed the not-quite-human bits besides the resident Meta Girl. She upgraded into full Robot Girl status, though, even before becoming indistinguishable in appearance from a human.
  • Go Okusaer, Neo Okusaer, Volspinner and Core Gunner of Godannar all take the form of giant busty robotic women, especially Volspinner, who's chest look like literal torpedos, and they actually serve as laser canons.
  • Transformers: Cybertron gave us Thunderblast. Let's see... Non-Mammal Mammaries, Underboobs, and in one scene in ep. 32, visible nipples.
    • Also Arcee in Transformers: Energon (as well as the in-show knock off of her model, used for medics and filling crowds), though not nearly so fan service-y
  • Star Driver's Tauburn — a rare example of a fembot piloted by a boy. It has a tiny waist, wide hips, heeled shoes, and a chest shaped like that of women's plate armour.
    • However, Word of God says that warrior Cybodies (under which Tauburn falls) are — technically speaking — male. Actual fembots in this series would be the maiden Cybodies, with visible curvy chest and hips, long hair and a cockpit that's placed in their abdominal area (in contrast to warrior Cybodies, where the cockpits sit in their chests).
  • In I, Female Robot the heroine Qiqi discovers the robot Butler has developed a female human mind in what is meant to be a asexual robot. Originally, this robot has a non-humanoid design, with a rectangle head and box-like body that floats around. After an accident that irreparably harms the robot's body, her owner transfers the memories and consciousness, not knowing the robot was self-aware mind you, into a male human robot.
  • The titular mecha in DARLING in the FRANXX, despite being piloted by a male/female pair, universally have feminine traits such as breasts and dress-like armor. When both pilots are plugged in, the FRANXX's blank faceplate even morphs into a traditional anime girl face, through which the female pilot can speak and emote.
  • EDENS ZERO is a setting where androids are commonplace, many of whom are gendered female, but in a variety of ways. The ones on Granbell are rather blocky and more asexually designed due to being a century out-of-date while E.M. Pino is a tiny, fairy-like droid. Then there's Witch, the AI interface for the ship Edens Zero itself, who has a very humanoid but still clearly mechanical body designed in the style of a Hot Witch.

  • The Trope Codifier is probably the artwork of Hajime Sorayama, who is famous for his pinup art of gynoids, all chrome but with curves in all the right places.

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    Fan Works 
  • Dyna in Voyages of the Wild Sea Horse sits somewhere between here and Robot Girl. Her head resembles a beautiful (if one-eyed) human girl, implying she originally had a very humanoid chassis. However, she currently occupies a Steampunk Spider Tank that doubles as a life-support and mobility system, since her original body was so badly destroyed that she was effectively just a head and a spinal column, and it's about as sexy-looking as a metal barrel with piston-powered spider-legs would look. Which is to say, it isn't.

    Films — Animation 
  • Gynoids are central to the plot of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.
  • Robots has them all over the place. During the assembly of the main character, his father asks if they want a boy or girl. The mother answers boy, followed by a clang and crying.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Austin Powers: Despite being called Fembots, the robot women are Deceptively Human Robots, not mechanical humanoids with secondary sexual characteristics. At least they have machine-gun jubblies. Vanessa, Austin's partner in the first film, turns out to be one in the second (a "wedding gift" from Dr. Evil?). Machine-gun jubblies included. In the third, there is one modeled after Britney Spears.
  • Autómata: Cleo is evocative as a mix of ASIMO and the bot from Björk's "All is Full of Love" as an awkwardly designed Sex Bot.
  • Bicentennial Man: Galatea is a standard NDR114 robot that has been physically modified into a female appearance by Rupert Burns.
  • A Discussed Trope in Ex Machina.
    Caleb: Why did you give her sexuality? An AI doesn't need a gender. She could have been a gray box.
    Nathan: Actually, I don't think that's true. Can you give an example of consciousness, at any level, human or animal, that exists without a sexual dimension?
    Caleb: They have sexuality as an evolutionary reproductive need.
    Nathan: What imperative does a gray box have to interact with another gray box? Can consciousness exist without interaction? Anyway, sexuality is fun, man. If you're gonna exist, why not enjoy it? [off Caleb's look] What? You want to remove the chance of her falling in love and fucking? And in answer to your real question, you bet she can fuck.
  • One of the earliest examples in film is Hel, from Fritz Lang's Metropolis. She/it is eventually disguised as the film's heroine, thus becoming a Robot Girl.
  • Spaceballs: Dot Matrix is a female expy of C3P0 (from Star Wars).
  • Star Wars:

  • Older Than Television: The French novel La Femme Endormie (1899).
  • Isaac Asimov's "Feminine Intuition": The JN series (Jane) of robots Invoked the idea of a feminine robot in order to quell potential unrest against the idea of "robots without constraint", designed to be more creative than previous models. They experimented with narrower "hips" (but discarded it in the next iterations), used female pronouns, and created a contralto voice to defy Robo Speak. When the whole project is explained to Dr Calvin, she begins rolling her eyes as hard as she can.
  • In The Robots of Dawn, Daneel mentions that some robots are called "she" on Aurora (where the custom is not to refer to robots as "it" due to social reasons). Robots and Empire briefly features one such robot, "delicately designed to appear female".
  • The robot population in Fritz Leiber's "The Silver Eggheads" is divided into males and females because it turns out to be very beneficial to robotic mental health to be able to have sex — robotic sex, which entails sharing power on the same circuit. They don't have to do this by an exacting emulation of human sex, but that's the way it works out culturally, possibly in a collective form of wanting to Become a Real Boy.
  • The Stalker Fang of Mortal Engines, while technically a cyborg, not a robot, is designed to look feminine, being sleeker and more elegant than other Stalkers.
  • The titular character in the obscure TSR sci-fi novel Warsprite, whom the main human protagonist still falls in love with.
  • In the novel Code Of The Lifemaker sentient robots (the result of a damaged alien factory ship crashing on the moon Titan and attempting to fulfill its damaged programming imperatives) living in a medieval society actually come in 'male' and 'female' flavors, right down to the females becoming pregnant as a result of programming code exchange which they then upload into one of the many sprawling factory computers where the 'child' is assembled.
  • Parodied with Gladys in the Discworld novels Going Postal and Making Money, who is an ordinary Golem given a new name and a gingham dress in order to satisfy Miss Maccalariat's strong views on who should be allowed to clean the ladies' privy. The weird part is that once she become Gladys, other characters start treating her as female, and she starts thinking of herself as female. At one point, Moist, thinking about how ridiculous the whole thing is, compares her to the "male" golems, and then has to remind himself that they aren't male, any more than Gladys is female.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The androids (including of course the Anne-droid) in the Doctor Who ep "Bad Wolf".
  • Despite being called Fembots, the named robots from The Six Million Dollar Man are actually Ridiculously Human Robots that can even impersonate specific people well known to the person they are interacting with, and are not all female. One comes close to passing for Oscar Goldman to Steve Austin. It doesn't quite pull it off, but only because Steve notices the unusually deep footprints of the robot on the carpet in Oscar's office, and tests it by surreptitiously tossing a pencil underfoot and the robot crushes it to splinters.
  • Killjoys: Romwell owns three he uses as his bodyguards in "I Love Lucy", one of which John has Lucy hack and take over. John calls them "gynoids".
  • Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Alice is an example in "Autofac", with a human face and otherwise very mechanical body. It turns out Emily and the other woman are more subtle versions of this.

  • My Beloved Mother is set in a future where robots are integrated into society, including the welfare department, who issues gynoid caretakers to human orphans so they're Raised by Robots, whether they want it or not. The human protagonist, Sinbell, notably faces the struggle of having a gynoid as a mother while trying to hide the fact from his peers after a schoolmate of his is forced to dropped out due to being "a freak raised by machines".

  • The booklet for the Aerosmith album Just Push Play re-purposes several Sorayama gynoid paintings, including one on the cover of a fembot doing a Marilyn Maneuver.
  • The Charli XCX song "Femmebot" uses the semantic field of fembots to describe falling in love.

    Music Videos 
  • Eminem's Music Video for "We Made You" has a purple semi truck transform into one of these, with certain parts accented.
  • The video for Sammy Hagar's "Hands and Knees" has Sammy, unable to jam with his band due to all of them being otherwise occupied, head into a studio and create a band of Fembots (some sporting visors, others sporting fiberoptic hair and all having silver skin) with a computer terminal. Unfortunately, they're not as flexible as human bandmates when it comes to sharing the stage...

  • The Machine: Bride of Pin*Bot combines this trope with Humongous Mecha. She returns in the sequel, Jack*Bot.
    • A small Fembot can be seen on the backglass and playfield of Pin*Bot, but it's unclear if it was meant to be a different character.
  • The titular character of Xenon is suggested to be one, though only her head and shoulders are visible.
  • The chrome fembot in Viper is the most memorable aspect of the game.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Warforged in Eberron are usually agender, but those who identify strongly with a female gender identity may modify themselves into fembots.
  • The Nova ESR from Monsterpocalypse.
  • In Shadowrun, these appear in the selection of anthropomorphic drones.
    • Shiawise I-Dolls are purchasable humanoid domestic servant robots that can be made as realistic or robotic as the customer desires.
    • Saeder-Krupp Direktionssekretar (or "Executive Secretary") drones are similar to the I-Dolls, but a lot more advanced and more commonly marketed to the executive business sector as clerks, secretaries, and other office help. The drones can also serve as backup corp security if the need arises; the Rigger 5.0 sourcebook notes that the drones' core vitals are armored, and that the drones are strong and fast enough to deliver fatal blows in unarmed combat.


    Video Games 
  • The Twin Ballerina Robots from Atomic Heart, the most-recognised thing about the game, who have gorgeous curvy (albeit obviously synthetic) bodies and blank metal face plates.
  • The Ninja type enemies from Sonic Frontiers, due to their feminine proportions and animations, made explicit with the Kunoichi variant, whose name translates to 'female ninja'.
  • FATE of Chrono Cross adopts such a form for your boss fight with her.
  • Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia turns into one when using the Arma Machina glyph. The only thing that visually distinguishes her from the automaton enemies in the game is her color pallette and ribbon.
  • The Praetorian Clockwork androids in City of Heroes come in both male and female varieties. So far IVy is the only one that can be considered qualify as sentient.
  • The Custom Robo games have the aptly named Aerial Beauty and Sexy Stunner robo types.
  • Juana in Earthbound Beginnings, and her sisters, Nancy and Kelly.
  • The Assaultrons from Fallout 4. Unlike other military robots in the Fallout universe, which look very utilitarian and mechanical, Assaultrons have humanoid body with very feminine looking curves and large... torso armor. Also, all three of the friendly Assaultrons in the game (KL-E-O and P.A.M in the core, Ada in the Automatron DLC) have explicitly female AI.
    KL-E-O: I'm a woman, baby. Can't you tell?
    • Curie the Miss Nanny doc-bot follower from the same game zigzags it; she's got the voice (complete with sexy French accent) and thinks of herself as female, but she's still got the basic Mr. Handy chassis, which essentially makes her a robotic sphere with eyestalks and articulated tentacles.
  • In Ghost 1.0, Naka androids are designed to resemble human women. Ghost’s android chassis, being a heavily modified Naka, is no exception.
  • Theola from In Pursuit of Greed is a Ridiculously Human Robots example, a robotic woman and the sole female bounty hunter among the playable characters.
  • There's one in Jazzpunk that's a prostitute, delivering such priceless lines as "Only if you use encryption, sweetie!" As she has the same body shape as all the human characters in the game, namely a genderless restroom sign symbol, it might be unclear if she qualifies as this or a Robot Girl... were it not for the flashing red readout where her eyes should be and the prominent tape reels on her chest.
  • ARIA, from Killer Instinct (2013) Season 2. Although in her case it is by choice rather than design (since he body is comprised of nanite cores it can take any form it wishes, her AI chooses it to be a feminine figure).
  • Nova in Love You to Bits is this, even managing to develop a relation with a human, Kosmo.
  • In Mass Effect 3, EDI, the AI system installed aboard the Normandy that was carried over from the previous game in the series, gains remote control over a Fembot platform built by Cerberus after encountering it as an enemy combatant and later neutralizing its on-board AI. Combined with her being unshacklednote  in the previous game, she begins to evolve from being merely intelligent to feeling truly "alive".
  • The Medabots series of video games, including its anime adaptation, features several feminine medabots from Sailor-Multi (who looks like a young girl wearing a Sailor Fuku) to Saintnurse/Neutranurse (who looks like a nurse).
  • The service droids from Mr. Robot have a distinctly feminine shape.
  • Overwatch:
  • Paprium have gynoids as a recurring Mecha-Mook enemy, with visible metallic breasts which they can shoot lasers from.
  • Female CASTs in the Phantasy Star series have this as one of their possible body types in the games that allow for character customization.
  • The Ratchet & Clank series offers many examples.
    • The original game features the Gadgetron HelpDesk Girl, a classic Fembot (although you don't discover this until very late in the game, much to Ratchet's chagrin and Clank's delight), and Captain Qwark's trainer Helga Von Streissenbergen, who is not the classic type.
    • Going Commando features a Fembot as a minor character in charge of an abandoned Gadgetron store, who's essentially an older, portlier version of the HelpDesk girl from the previous game.
    • Up Your Arsenal gives us Courtney Gears of "Death to Squishies" infamy, along with her backup dancers (who you can play as in multiplayer). Helga also returns with an expanded role.
    • The Future trilogy dialed back on the Fembots somewhat, but A Crack In Time does feature the Valkyries as recurring bosses; they have the same Brawn Hilda build as Helga, but with wildly different voices (with one of them even having a gruff male voice).
  • In Robopon, several Robopon are this, such as Razor, Meddy, Betty, and Loopy.
  • Scrapland gives us Betty, the only female robot in the whole game.
  • The Sims 3 allows this with the Into The Future and its Plumbots.
    • SimBots from Ambitions also have physical differences depending on what gender they activate as; females have metal hair and a narrower waist. Servos from The Sims 2 Open for Business may or may not count as male and female Servos share a body mesh but females sport cosmetic Tertiary Sexual Characteristics, such as lipstick and a pink bow on their antennae.
  • One gets the feeling there was someone with a fetish working in Bioware, because around the same time as ME3, the equally feminine looking robot with less of an excuse (being, apparently, the combat platform of another self evolving AI) called SCORPIO popped up in Star Wars: The Old Republic. She's basically GLaDOS with a body.
    • In the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion, you learn about the GEMINI droids; a comment made by SCORPIO and the immediately subsequent cutscene where you discover their name implies that they are either knockoff copies of SCORPIO or subordinate droids hijacked by Valkorion.
  • WD-40 in Space Quest V: The Next Mutation is basically a gynoid version of Arnoid the Annihilator from Space Quest III. After Cliffy reprograms her to be the SCS Eureka's science officer, she still maintains a cold, aloof demeanor, but at least not aiming to kill Roger Wilco. Her surprise attack on the pukoid mutants during the game's climax drives this trope to hilarious extents.
  • Genders not revealed, but at least these robots in Super Robot Wars look female enough that the resident Ascended Fanboy Ryusei fall heels over it: Valsione (this one also looks ridiculously human), Angelg, and the Fairlions. Possibly also Fiona's Excellence Eternal, just to differentiate it with Raul's Excellence Lightning, so it's given a MUCH more fembot-ish appearance.
    • Also, any of the above in an SRW game? Ryuusei's been there, drooling. Especially the French Dragon twins.
  • The Gretel series in TimeSplitters.
  • ULTRAKILL: Mindflayers appear to be feminine robots, but according to the Terminal Database, what appears to be their body is just a plastic humanoid shell that serves no purpose other than aesthetics, and the real machine sits on the shell's upper half. Mindflayers with masculine shells are mentioned, but they have yet to appear in-game.
  • The Rosettas from Viewtiful Joe, the only female enemies in the game, they wear skin tight suits and even sport a Navel-Deep Neckline.
  • Miss Bloody Rachel from Viewtiful Joe 2, who can also shapeshift to become a one-woman Boss Rush.
  • Virtual-ON gives us the Fei-Yen and Angelan series of mecha, modeled after Magical Girl archetypes. (Fei-Yen is a Magical Girl Warrior whose iterations frequently resemble a waitress of some sort, while Angelan looks like a White Magician Girl, but is probably more an homage to Belldandy.)
    • The third game, Virtual-On Force, introduced the Guarayakha, which resembles something of a Cute Witch, but in a bizarre subversion, was actually the Lightning Bruiser boss mecha Jaguarandi in disguise. GACK!
    • The fourth, Virtual-On Marz, brought us fem'd versions of a robot with a previously Ambiguous Gender, the three MYZR Delta units belonging to the Three Rose Sisters.
  • Female Mechari from WildStar, good god. Their creators, the Eldan, specifically designed them to be like this, though.
    Reporter: So you're a Mechari! I didn't realize they made robots quite so... shapely.
    Agent Voxine: Rest assured, your reaction is perfectly normal. It merely confirms the effect of an appealing physique on those of diminished intelligence. Such as yourself.
  • Several from Xenogears. Two are playable (Vierge and Crescens).
  • X-Men: Next Dimension added a sleek, flying "Sentinel-Beta" to allow for more variety when compared to the male, large, grounded and slow Sentinel-Alpha. Apart from moves shared for plot reasons, they were quite different, averting Distaff Counterpart.
  • In Zone of the Enders, plenty of Orbital Frames like Nephitis and Ardjet look pretty feminine as is. This is especially jarring considering that most, if not all Orbital Frames have literal cockpits regardless of their gender programming.
    • Dolores is a rather peculiar case, as she straddles the line between Fembot and Robot Girl by combining the elements of both character archetypes.

    Web Animation 
  • Damaged has Emily.
  • Red vs. Blue Tex gains a robotic body after her death in the first season. Season 6 reveals Tex is actually an AI, meaning she’s always been a fembot, though given Tex’s significantly reduced role in that season, it takes a backseat to the revelation that Church was the Alpha AI. It becomes a major plot point in season 10, where it’s revealed her discovering her identity as the Beta AI was the catalyst for the Freelancer Rebellion.

  • Lincoln, Persephone, and Hades from Coga Suro.
  • In Freefall robots divide themselves into gender categories based on how much talking they do. None of them particularly look gendered, and the identified females are commonly bigger and stronger than their male peers.
  • In Hue Are You A several of the bots are technically female such as all Build Bots, Build-a, and Query.
  • Last Res0rt has several female robot combinations:
    • Gangrel (and Breya) are Cybee dolls with female owners; it's implied that Cybees are designed to mimic their owners, so the dolls may be technically genderless until paired up with an owner.
    • Siege is either a Replacement Goldfish or a Brain in a Jar, but either way she still considers herself female.
    • Peloton, who is very much an out-and-out fembot, complete with breastplate, eyelashes, and corset / gorget combo with Tron Lines.
  • In Kevin & Kell when Rudy wants to take Fiona to The Phantom Menace premiere he has a dream parodying the original trilogy. There Kell plays a female version of C3P0. The author mentioned being inspired by Metropolis.
  • Questionable Content: While most female-shaped A.I. chassis in this setting tend toward Robot Girl, Bubbles is very clearly a Fembot, initially at least being very overtly robotic while still presenting and identifying as female. Her more mechanical features can be explained by the fact that she is a (former) combat A.I., and still wears a combat chassis and, when she first appears, significant amounts of body armor, unlike the companion models seen earlier; when she later abandons the armor for more civilian-style clothing, she looks like more of a Robot Girl.
  • Ménage à 3: Serious Transformers fanboy Aaron imagines a nonexistent fembot model he'd like here. One can't blame a young geek for dreaming.
  • Irene from The Petri Dish is a cyborg who is mostly robot and has lipstick, high heels, and later gives herself robotic breasts.

    Web Original 
  • In Thalia's Musings, Thalia recalls Hephaestus constructing "solid gold, fully automated, mechanical assistants" that were built "in the form of very attractive women." He got rid of them once he had a girlfriend.
  • The mechanical K-Girls from Twisted Kaiju Theater fall into this category more than Robot Girl due to being sexy parodies of various super-robots and mecha.
  • In Ilivais X, Ashe Gogus's mech, Ilivais B, is undeniably feminine, with energy cells housed in giant domes on the chest. Considering Ashe believes boobs are the most important thing in the universe, this is hardly surprising.
  • pv02, a tumblr ask blog.
  • Dreamscape: Mechellies are a Robot Buddy product line that look like purple-haired girls.

    Western Animation 
  • Futurama features fembots in quite a few episodes. Several of these have been Love Interests for Bender. Justified, since in Futurama, robots reproduce sexually when factories couldn't make enough.
    • Bender himself, in one episode, becomes one of these to avoid getting caught cheating by dressing up in a muumuu and easily winning the Fem Bot Robolympics.
    • They once crashed on a planet ruled by a femputer who turned out to be a humanoid fembot instead.
  • Transformers also has female Transformers from time to time, who include Action Girls (both regular and Dark), medics and damsels.
    • Especially notable names include Arcee (pictured above) and Blackarachnia.
    • Strika is a fembot — which are outnumbered about five hundred to one in Transformers — that doesn't look even remotely female. Has a lovely voice, though.
    • The Marvel Comics Transformers series responds to a letter asking why there were no female Transformers with something to the effect of, "You assume that Transformers are male and female, and that any Transformer not explicitly female is implicitly male."
    • The IDW Comics series initially opted to have the Mad Scientist Jhiaxus turn an Autobot female to see what happens if you throw gender into a genderless race. The victim, Arcee, talks about how people treat her now, and even use different pronouns, and... basically, not being one of the boys anymore. It becomes clear that Jhiaxus didn't introduce gender to a genderless race, but a woman to an all-male race - and of course, there is no good reason for non-sexually-reproducing robots to be male, either. Things wind up making much less sense than they would make if the question were simply ignored, as most series have. It was later retconned however that gender did exist on ancient Cybertron and it eventually died out, with Jhiaxus reintroducing gender (as well as other extinct aspects of ancient Cybertron such as Combining Mecha). Other female transformers that have started showing up since then have come from cybertronian lost colonies where gender didn't die out. Arcee, meanwhile, was retconned into being Transgender all along and having asked Jhiaxus to change her (her hostility to him was retconned to him having decided after he was through to torture her For the Evulz).
    • This is actually justified in the Generation One cartoon series, as the Transformers were built by the Quintessons as civilian (Autobots) and military (Decepticon) hardware for sale to other races. Although the Quintessons themselves are a One-Gender Race, they understand the concept of genders and built their robots to appeal to their clients. By the way, the page picture is Arcee.
    • Strongarm from Transformers: Robots in Disguise, although her only feminine features are her face and voice. Then there's Windblade, who's more feminine looking.
    • Beast Wars has Blackarachnia at one end of the scale (outfitted with, shall we say, a generously proportioned chestplate) and Airazor at the other (to the point where the Japanese dub went with a male voice).
    • Beast Machines meanwhile introduced Botanica, a Cybertronian survivor of a separate exploratory mission from the original Maximals whose crew had had to scan mobile plant life to survive. Once the main cast successfully gets her to reformat and acclimate to the new Cybertron, she turns out to be a lovely looking fembot with plant accents, much to Rat Trap's eventual approval.
  • Meanwhile, The Transformers's rival series Challenge of the GoBots subverts the trope twice over. Since the GoBots are actually cyborgs, they really do have gender, not just the appearance of it (though it's probably only on a neurological level, since they appear to be just brains in robot bodies). And, for the most part, female GoBots are not "noticeably curvier" than the males, having the same boxy-looking body styles as they do (well, Crasher sort of has a waistline).
  • Bo and Boo formed the arms of the Mighty Orbots.
  • Jenny Wakeman along with some of the other female robots that appeared on My Life as a Teenage Robot have distinctly feminine bodies.
  • Neosapiens in Exo Squad are not robots but close: asexual Artificial Humans created as slaves for normal humans. One'd think that making them in two (cosmetic) genders would be superfluous but it was done for some reason...
    • Note that it wasn't until the end of the series that giving Neosapiens the ability to sexually reproduce was even seriously discussed.
  • In The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, Jimmy constructs a robotic substitute mother (AKA Maternotron) while his own mom is away at the spa.
  • Kim Possible has the Bebebots, a trio of feminine robots with a Hive Mind (and... well, beehive hairdos). They were initially made to be dates, but were later redesigned to be weapons of revenge.
  • X-Men villain Master Mold was voiced by a woman in Wolverine and the X-Men (2009). When Xavier encountered it in the end...Yup, gigantic metal titties.
  • Big Brain from an episode of Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, the first female robot built by Grizzle. She was programmed to be the "smartest robot ever," and thus had a mecha-librarian design.
  • Silica from Starchaser: The Legend of Orin. At first she's a hardassed and snippy bureaucrat, à la Hermes' boss in Futurama, but Han Solo expy Dag (really, just Solo with a darker skintone and more "Pimp") reprograms her by going up her ass (all her key circuits are there), slapping her circuit board open, reprogramming her personality center, and turning her into a sultry sexbot. Psychoanalyzing this scene is, all in all, a bad idea.
  • Four robotic replicas of Leslie Cohen appear in The Venture Brothers season one episode "Past Tense".
  • On Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 'The BD-3000 "Betty Droids" that serve in the Galactic Senate and Executive Buildings.
  • American Dad!!:
    • In an episode, Roger and Steve are attempting to write a porn movie script. Steve keeps adding robots.
    Steve: When will people get that ROBOTS ARE EROTIC?
    • In a later episode, Steve tries to build his own fembot with a vacuum cleaner and a bunch of cardboard tubes. Steve was apparently sexually active with it. In an Imagine Spot later in that same episode, Stan imagines Steve in the future having iterated on his design to make it an actual robot.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • In the episode "Cranius Maximus", Baljeet has fembot backup singers during the "Taking on the Big Brain" musical number.
    • Later, in "Love at First Byte," Norm meets and falls in love with a fembot created by Dr. Doofenshmirtz's rival Rodney.
    • The Nanny-Bot in "The Baljeatles".
  • Clockwork Smurfette in The Smurfs (1981), as the Distaff Counterpart to Clockwork Smurf.
  • In Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Kobra built a giant robot named Giganta to combat Wonder Woman.
  • The unnamed sex fembot from Heavy Metal FAKK 2. Julie is less than pleased (more like disgusted) at her addition to the team and takes the first opportunity possible to off her.
  • Aya in Green Lantern: The Animated Series is the AI navicomputer program from the experimental Green Lantern Energy-powered starship Interceptor. After taking a quite appealing feminine form, she falls in love, feels rejected, decides to eliminate all emotions from the galaxy, then all life from the universe starting at the beginning of time, then repents and apparently sacrifices herself when she realizes her love interest, the Volkregi reformed Red Lantern Razer still loves her.
  • ToonMarty has Holly, a female robot and one of Marty's friends.


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Frustrated by his latest defeat, Skeletor returns to Snake Mountain to retake control over his wayward minions, who have formed a machine worshipping cult in his long absence. It does not go how he expects...

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