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Basic Trope: Humanlike robots act robotic and vice versa.

  • Straight: AII-C3 is a Robot Girl who act robotic, while B-013 is a Tin-Can Robot that is very human and gregarious in mannerism.
  • Exaggerated: AII-C3 can’t walk down the street without glitching out and robotic stomping, and has a very odd mindset. B-013 is a hyperactive Keet.
  • Downplayed: Both robots are The Stoic, But B-013 has a dry wit and gesticulates more, while AII-C3 is constantly using robot speak
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  • Justified: Ridiculous human robots speak and talk robotically because they feel the need to reaffirm their roboticness, while machine-like robots act in a very human-like way to reaffirm their sapience.
  • Inverted: Robots act like they look.
  • Subverted:
    • It turns out AII-C3 just has a shy, stoic personality, with very reserved body language
    • It turns on B-013 was trying to hide his identity and his normal ‘personality’ is very robotic indeed
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: B-013 gets a more humanoid body, and immediately starts acting robotic, to the utter confusion of his friends.
  • Zig Zagged: AII-C3 is a spaceship girl, and is very bubbly and snarky when speaking on the ship’s radio, and very stilted when talking as her human avatar. It turns out she feels the latter is her “true” form, and feels shy when speaking in “person;” her radio personally is a product of the GIFT. She still has some weird moral ideas, however.
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  • Averted: Robots act like they look.
  • Enforced: B-013’s voice-actor has trouble spouting robotic lines without Corpsing, so they don’t even bother getting him to.
  • Lampshaded:
    • “Statement: B-013, stop being so eager. It is offsetting.”
    • “Wow, AII-C3, you seem extra metallic today! What’s got your central processor in a Rom-error?”
  • Invoked:
  • Exploited: Carol acts and walks robotically to disguise herself as a Robot Girl, while Dave gets into a cardboard mo-cap suit in order to mimic a less human robot.
  • Defied: “I’m a little bit insulted that you think I would talk like a robot just because I AM one.”
  • Discussed: “SpiderTank robots be all like “Why hello there friendo!” While human model robots be all like “GREETINGS MEATBAG.”
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  • Conversed: “It’s a bit jarring that the robot-like human and the humanlike robot occupy the same show.”

Alright, time to pick Pick Your Human Half

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