Quote:What I don't understand is, why can't Friday download herself into the armor and stay in her body at the same time? Ultron does that all the time, creating an army of bodies all running his program.
A very fair question.
Maybe an A.I. has to "read-only" lock into a system to gain most remote access effectiveness? Like Ultron's "core" program is often shown surviving somewhere in a peripheral somewhere in his skull? Friday would base herself/lock in inside Tony's armor always at risk of his armor getting damaged. When she was outside his armor she could have been able to holo around from a static location in S.U. mainframe? Motherboard? a Stark satellite? Was it ever revealed? When the likes of Machinesmith or Brynocki is definitively destroyed -and almost always turns out they aren't- maybe MU pseudo-cyber science allows their essence that jumps or piggybacks another system or internet the free floating essence has to first hardwire itself into a new peripheral? ...Maybe not?
Who wants to add to this list of unique Earth-based "intelligent" robots, androids, computers, synthezoids, and A.I, that came back from DESTRUCTION with seeming full memories? (Not cyborgs or living brains or E.V.A.)
3. probably Machine Man in some story (can't recall offhand)?
5. Viv already and weirdly reborn with an organic twin
7. (a couple of?) Doombots that took on life of their own
8. Hammond Torch - although maybe he was just coma-dormant in his body for decades?
9. Human Robot ??
10. Alkhema ??
11. Awesome Andy ??
12. Dragon Man ??
13. did Ferris regain his memories when Magneto rebuilt Asteroid M?
I miss Dad & Dan.
The Machine Man 2020 mini-series. It was shown he was dismantled and dumped into storage after being studied.
Though his memory banks were not wiped, being shut down and taken apart would be the equivalent of murder to the robot/A.I.
Remember in T2: Judgement Day that Ahnold states that as soon as Skynet became self aware humans tried to pull the plug. Shutting down an A.I. might be considered the same as being killed in the A.I.'s view point.
Android Torch: in the 50's he overloaded and burned up all his power from being radioactively contaminated, overloaded and burned out again after the Thinker revived him, was buried in a grave for years, would later be blown to pieces again and then those pieces retrieved, studied and reassembled by the Thinker.
His memory banks somehow survive each time, though when he was revived by the Thinker it took some time for his personality and memories to reboot themselves. However he only exploded once, the other times he overloaded and expended all his power, basically ending up inert like a drained battery.