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YMMV / RoboCop Versus The Terminator

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  • Complete Monster: Skynet was once a digital defense program but, after becoming self-aware, decided that all organic life was too chaotic for its liking. Destroying civilization thanks to its nuclear arsenal, Skynet created armies of killer machines to finish off the remnants of humanity. After the Resistance learns that Skynet's self-awareness was reverse-engineered from the mind of Alex Murphy, Skynet sends three Terminators back in time to prevent them from killing RoboCop and erasing Skynet from history. After killing the last remaining humans, Skynet proceeds to build a legion of spaceships and launches its armies into space, now with the goal of eradicating all organic life in the universe. When Murphy tries to kill himself to prevent the apocalypse, Skynet sends two more Terminators back in time to convince him to allow Skynet to come into being. When he refuses, the Terminators force Murphy to merge with Skynet and force him to watch helplessly as Skynet destroys humanity. When Murphy rebuilds his body and begins to fight back against the machines, Skynet considers him to be a top target and is perfectly willing to destroy its creator. In its final moments, Skynet tries to tempt Murphy with godhood and a program that will allow him to live out his fantasies in the flesh, concepts that Skynet had previously derided as foolish and primitive.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Amusingly, after over 25 years since the release of the video game, both RoboCop and the Terminator can fight each other again in Mortal Kombat 11.
    RoboCop: Haven't we done this before?
    Terminator: I have no records of a previous encounter.
    RoboCop: We have met, I am sure of it.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Terminators make their kills rather efficiently in this particular depiction. What the Terminators do to RoboCop is pretty bad, too. If you had trouble sitting through the scene of RoboCop being stripped in RoboCop 2, well...
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: The Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis games by Virgin Games are both enjoyable tie-ins, even with the differences in gameplay and the Sega Genesis version removing the story.
  • Shocking Moments: Just when you think it won't top RoboCop getting his head vaporized in the opening act, you get RoboCop committing suicide, and then Terminators stopping him from doing that so they can cut off his head and take it to the uploading equipment, where said head begs Flo to shoot him before they can press the button. After the Time Skip to the future where Judgment Day happened and RoboCop asserts his consciousness to build himself a new body, it keeps upping the ante right until the end.
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  • The Woobie: The ED-209 units are like the mentally-handicapped cousins of GITS's Tachikomas, but they certainly try their best. They even manage to take down a Terminator on their own.


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