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#1
I was watching RoboCop 2 on TV and noticed that he killed the criminals that had fired at him repeatedly after they robbed a gun store (that apparently stocked a few rocket launchers, wft?).

I began thinking of the ethics of this. A real police officer, a person, is justified in using deadly force if their life is in immediate danger. But with RoboCop, who is considered the property of OCP (the big evil corporation) his "life" is never in danger. He is near invincible and has the targeting capabilities for disarming and incapacitating a criminal.

So why can RoboCop use deadly force if he never in danger and can easily use other non lethal means?


Yes, I know it's a movie.
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#2
Because it's awesome.
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#3
I love some of the threads the pit makes. Watch this become a super serial discussion.

I don't feel like the use of deadly force is justified, for the same reasons you have.
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I was watching RoboCop 2 on TV and noticed that he killed the criminals that had fired at him repeatedly after they robbed a gun store (that apparently stocked a few rocket launchers, wft?).

I began thinking of the ethics of this. A real police officer, a person, is justified in using deadly force if their life is in immediate danger. But with RoboCop, who is considered the property of OCP (the big evil corporation) his "life" is never in danger. He is near invincible and has the targeting capabilities for disarming and incapacitating a criminal.

So why can RoboCop use deadly force if he never in danger and can easily use other non lethal means?


Yes, I know it's a movie.

Well there's yer problem. You don't really need to think of ethics while watching RoboCop.
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Well there's yer problem. You don't really need to think of ethics while watching RoboCop.


Well it's not like I sat down with the intent to watch RoboCop. I was channel surfing, saw some of RoboCop 2, then this came to mind.
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#7
Because when you have shitbag-criminals that start robbing stores and shooting at people, they don't deserve to be treated with the same respect that a law-abiding person should get.

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#8
Well, I guess that's why nobody likes RoboCop then.
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#10
I'm surprised you even have to ask it's obviously because he can no longer get a boner.
#11
well, if they are stupid enough to shoot at a robot cop, and think they can live, they should be shot? idk, i see it as if there shooting at him what will stop them from shooting an unmechanized cop?
#12
*A guy Jaywalks*
Robocop: Sir, im going to have to write up a ticket for your actions. While jaywalking might not be the most serious crime in the world, it can create traffic problems and potential danger for all parties.
Guy: Yes, officer. I apologize, I am just running late for work is all.
Robocop: I believe you. Here i'll let it slip this time, just try not to do it again.
Guy: Yes, of course sir.
Robocop: Alright, go along. And have a nice day.
Guy: Yeah, you too officer.

Gosh, that sounds like a better movie.
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Well it's not like I sat down with the intent to watch RoboCop. I was channel surfing, saw some of RoboCop 2, then this came to mind.
When thoughts like that come to mind, kill them. With fire, if necessary.
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#17
Yeah, but in RoboCop 3 he pulls a metal door off it's hinges with ease, but less than a minute later he shoots his way through a wooden door.
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Yeah, but in RoboCop 3 he pulls a metal door off it's hinges with ease, but less than a minute later he shoots his way through a wooden door.
Is he a fucking moron!?
It's like when Superman stands there getting shot at, but moves out of the way when the baddies through their guns at him.
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It's like when Superman stands there getting shot at, but moves out of the way when the baddies through their guns at him.

That's probably because a thrown gun is easier to dodge than ****ing bullets.
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So why can RoboCop use deadly force if he never in danger and can easily use other non lethal means?


Unless RoboCop was standing right next to them, he cannot catch them. I've never seen him run. Thus people can outrun him and continue on a murderous rampage. Best to shoot them and stop it?
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*A guy Jaywalks*
Robocop: Sir, im going to have to write up a ticket for your actions. While jaywalking might not be the most serious crime in the world, it can create traffic problems and potential danger for all parties.
Guy: Yes, officer. I apologize, I am just running late for work is all.
Robocop: I believe you. Here i'll let it slip this time, just try not to do it again.
Guy: Yes, of course sir.
Robocop: Alright, go along. And have a nice day.
Guy: Yeah, you too officer.

Gosh, that sounds like a better movie.

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#22
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That's probably because a thrown gun is easier to dodge than ****ing bullets.

But if he can take bullets, why not a big piece a metal traveling much slower. And I'm pretty sure dodging bullets is a piece of cake for Supes.
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#23
Behind all the metal RoboCop is just a bitter man angry at the world for creating him into the monster that he is. Society reapes what it sows, and it reaped RoboCop.
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*A guy Jaywalks*
Robocop: Sir, im going to have to write up a ticket for your actions. While jaywalking might not be the most serious crime in the world, it can create traffic problems and potential danger for all parties.
Guy: Yes, officer. I apologize, I am just running late for work is all.
Robocop: I believe you. Here i'll let it slip this time, just try not to do it again.
Guy: Yes, of course sir.
Robocop: Alright, go along. And have a nice day.
Guy: Yeah, you too officer.

Gosh, that sounds like a better movie.

I'd buy that for a dollar!

If there were other cops around, he probably did it to save them.
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Behind all the metal RoboCop is just a bitter man angry at the world for creating him into the monster that he is. Society reapes what it sows, and it reaped RoboCop.


I think he was angry at the man who shot off his hand initially...
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Behind all the metal RoboCop is just a bitter man angry at the world for creating him into the monster that he is. Society rapes everyone, and it raped RoboCop.

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What fuck the?

good job now you got ryan all conjumbled....

anyway you have got a point about that but i think if they grab rocket launchers they are a danger to the people so it's "justified" in that case.
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he's ****ing robocop, he can do whatever he wants

Yeah I agree. If you have the balls to f*ck RoboCop, you get a free b.a. pass.
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I think he was angry at the man who shot off his hand initially...


Initially yes, but after thinking about why the guy shot his hand off in the first place he came to the conclusion that it was because the guy was brought up in poverty and without an iPod.

The guy had an abusive father as well who used to beat his mother and rob rich people outside of theatres to try to get enough to afford and iPod, until one day when he capped two rich mofo's infront of their son so he disappeared leaving his mother to look after him with no support. She became a prostitute and a heroin addict, eventually topping herself when he was just fourteen.

He still had no way to listen to his music so he decided to try his dads old trade of robbing folk which he was good at and just after a few months he finally got his iPod. Realising that a life of crime paid he soon bought himself an iPhone aswell and formed a social club with people who also couldn't afford iPods when they were young and wreaked havoc on society.

Maybe if society had been able to get them iPods when they were young RoboCop might still have his hand and the world might of been a happier place...


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#31
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But if he can take bullets, why not a big piece a metal traveling much slower. And I'm pretty sure dodging bullets is a piece of cake for Supes.

Well superman is a bullshit superhero anyways.
#33
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Well superman is a bullshit superhero anyways.

I agree, no hero should be THAT strong. He's invincible, it's just unfair. And give him a better weakness than a ****ing ROCK.
#34
Off topic but,


Robocop 2 was the worst movie ever made. Matter a fact, the first one was the only good one, ever made.
#35
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I agree, no hero should be THAT strong. He's invincible, it's just unfair. And give him a better weakness than a ****ing ROCK.

Exactly. Though Batman kicked his ass using kryptonite gloves I believe.
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#37
Well short answer...because he can.

But then again...Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don't.
#39
If I want to see some law-obiding officers fight crime with peaceful manners, I would watch some crime documentaries.
#40
Of course he kills them You don't have to pay dead actors.
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