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Old 08-02-2015, 02:53 PM
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Default BEEP! BOOP! BOOP! Popularity Contest #3: Top Fifty Robots



Looks like my choice one this time, so I'm in charge of the next Top Fifty voting thread and that means the wonderful Mechanical-Man is the subject of our democratically established listing of Most Best Robot.

Loki and I are collaborating on this one because he's as kind as I am handsome, and he's also handling the spread-sheeting. You have until August 15, 2015 to PM Loki a list of up to 25 of your favorite Wonderful Robotic Pals. Your first place choice will be worth 25 points, second place is worth 24 and so forth. I'm going to distribute points equally regardless of how many you vote for, this time, so if you just vote for ROM Spaceknight, then ROM Spaceknight is taking 25 points.

As he should.

Things were starting to get a bit real in the Vote-for-What-We're-Voting-For thread, so I'm going to play it fast and loose for what does and does not constitute a robot. Listen to your heart, and if your heart says it is a Robot, then it must be so. I'm not going to disqualify an entry just because of ROBO PREDJUDICE

That being said, my personal rules are;
Sentient AIs count as robots, so long as they show some degree of personality (such as Skynet, HAL, A.M. and SHODAN).

Cyborgs count as robots, so long as they are more machine than human (such as Robocop, Darth Vader or Agent Jensen)

Golems count, only if they are animated by machinery rather than magic (such as The Tin Man)

And those are the STRICT REQUIREMENTS you must follow if you want to vote for robots. It's exactly what George Washington had in mind when he invented democracy.



Edit: and we are done accepting nominees. If you didn't get your list submitted TOUGH BEANS

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Old 08-02-2015, 03:11 PM
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Oh hey, this did start already. Time to edit down my list of 63 robots.

Also, Octo, your first image is a broken redirect.
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:14 PM
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Typical robot mischief
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:20 PM
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Hmm. I've got one that's...kind of iffy on whether it counts or not. If it does, it'd probably be under the Golem clause, but I don't know if it would be considered "animated by machinery".

Oh well, listing it anyway.
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:23 PM
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That's the spirit!

Don't let the man tell you what is or is not a roboman
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:10 PM
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That Loki is helping out with this gives me reason to believe it will go well. Octo is good people and Loki is good people and together they are goooood people.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:59 PM
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I'm only here I make sure Samus doesn't take top spot again.
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:11 PM
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I'm sure she won't.

I can already tell you #1.
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:28 PM
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So, I assume real life robot models don't count?

Also... should various re-imagination/version of the same character (*some of it is wildly different than the base) deserve separate entries or should just be lumped into a single entry? Like the guy on my avatar. And that other guy. You know. The blue one.
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:31 PM
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So, I assume real life robot models don't count?
I don't see why they wouldn't.
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:33 PM
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Hm, I was under the impression sentience is a prerequisite. Good then.
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:41 PM
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Also... should various re-imagination/version of the same character (*some of it is wildly different than the base) deserve separate entries or should just be lumped into a single entry? Like the guy on my avatar. And that other guy. You know. The blue one.
I would assume separate. Much as I like "that other guy," I would like to believe he's not guaranteed to get #1 - but I think he would be if the different versions were lumped together.

Though, counting them separately raises the possibility of that guy getting high up on the list multiple times...
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:47 PM
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I would assume separate. Much as I like "that other guy," I would like to believe he's not guaranteed to get #1 -
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:48 PM
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Either you lump them together, which is a slap in the face to people who only like one version, or you separate them, which is a slap in the face to everyone who wants them to be #1.
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:50 PM
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Cyborgs aren't robots! You're rules are dumb and you're dumb Octo!
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:52 PM
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I would assume separate. Much as I like "that other guy," I would like to believe he's not guaranteed to get #1 - but I think he would be if the different versions were lumped together.

Though, counting them separately raises the possibility of that guy getting high up on the list multiple times...
I think the real question here is whether he'd win by 100 or 200 points. I'd go with separate entries then, although probably only 2 of him (also congratulations, you totally make my list. A bit low though).
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:56 PM
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I'm hard-limiting myself to one representative per fictional series, else half my list would be from the same place.

It'll be fun to even reach 25.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:41 PM
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half my list would be from the same place.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:44 PM
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I already know what my number 1 is going to be and I'm already prepared to be disappointed in all of you when he's not number 1 on our list.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:49 PM
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I already know what my number 1 is going to be and I'm already prepared to be disappointed in all of you when he's not number 1 on our list.
And I'm prepared to ask all of you to please stop making this joke. It's not really funny anymore (some would say it never was) and sometimes it goes a little too far.
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:04 PM
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Think I'll avoid the obvious choices and spread my love among the dark horse candidates.

Ps. Does Pink Floyd's light show count as a robot
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:51 AM
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I can't think of 25 robots.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:10 AM
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I brainstormed a list of about 40 robots.

I've edited down to about 30 and there's nobody on this list I want to cut...
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:29 AM
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*Extremely nerd voice* i dind't ask for thiss


GET THE FUCK OUT.
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:23 AM
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I already know what my number 1 is going to be and I'm already prepared to be disappointed in all of you when he's not number 1 on our list.
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And I'm prepared to ask all of you to please stop making this joke. It's not really funny anymore (some would say it never was) and sometimes it goes a little too far.
Karzac, stop having opinions. Vote for the Talking Time approved #1 so we can all have a group hug when he wins, or the fun police will put you in jail. Robo-jail.
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:27 AM
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Wait, is it a jail for robots or a jail run by robots or is the jail itself a robot?
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*YES*
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:54 AM
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I decided to limit myself by only allowing cyborgs if they're, like, >90% machine, basically everything but the brain. No Vader for me, and definitely no Samus. I'm also mostly leaving off AIs with no native moving parts of their own. This is just to keep my own list more focused, since I've got plenty of robots without stretching.

I feel like different interpretations of a character *that are still intended to be the same character* should be counted as one list entity, even if they come in wildly different art styles and their stories don't follow the exact same events depending on which source you're reading. Raven's avatar is way different from the original version, but the intent is still for it to be that same kid.

But if it's clearly a different character with a different name and all, just owing an obvious legacy to a previous version, then it's a new entry.
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EDIT: In order to prevent any of the characters originally named in this post from gaining an unfair advantage/disadvantage, all identifying information has been removed.

BRB voting for every version of every ANIMATRONIC in A MUSICAL GROUP THAT SINGS TO CHILDREN AT A SPOOKY PIZZA PLACE.

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Old 08-03-2015, 08:20 AM
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So far Mogri, Mr Bean, and Madhair have submitted lists... HAVE YOU?
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