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.
Her head is an organic computer, making her a bionic person, even though she is not a robot.
She has the ability to duplicate brain patterns, her own or somebody else's.
It allowed her to copy Chondu's mind in an artificial brain.
She came back from apparent death herself.
NB : her "organic cybernetic technology" is similar to the one used for the body of the Awesome Android. The Android was created by the Mad Thinker, recycling the scientific discoveries of Reed Richards.
Dr. Doom also created the Doomsmen who were "living androids" (thus making them artificial lifeforms, closer to Frankenstein's creature than to robots).
Dragon Man is probably another variant of the same idea.
NB : IMO, "living androids" are cousins of the synthezoids.