Sunday, October 21, 2012

There's A Trope For That - Week of October 21st

This Week's Trope: Robot Buddy!

"The character is an artificially intelligent robot.

This kind of character is often good-looking and has a million and one functions; if you need him to do a job, he has the right tool installed for itUp to and including jet packs.

Typically, they are very loyal to their owners, requesting only proper maintenance like recharges and repairs. The trend in recent years is to make the Robot Buddy an obnoxious, cynical Deadpan Snarkercommenting on human foibles (or just those of the protagonist).

A bonus is that they can do a Heroic Sacrifice and still come back believably because Mr. Fixit can put him back together in the maintenance shop and upgrade him as a reward to be even better than before."

I don't really have anything to say about Robot Buddies... except, you know, I want one.

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