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RoboCop action figure pic posted by Robbie Thompson with the caption "Season 9 of SPN - back to writing."

RoboCop is a 1987 sci-fi movie directed by Paul Verhoeven. The film is set in Detroit in the near future, where an evil corporation takes a near-fatally injured policeman (Alex Murphy played by Peter Weller), and turns him into a cyborg law enforcement officer who feels neither emotion or pain.

RoboCop is a favorite film of writer Robbie Thompson (also from Detroit) who uses the character as an avatar on Twitter.

The movie has been referenced a few times in Supernatural.


3.13 Ghostfacers

As they are getting ready to go on a mission Ghostfacer Spruce says to Corbett "You're RoboCop!" Crobett responds: "RoboCop? You think I look like RoboCop?"

6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven

Dean calls Soulless Sam "RoboCop."

Dean: Let me get dressed, RoboCop.


And if you weren't RoboSam, you'd feel it, too.

Dean Winchester, 6.07 Family Matters

RoboSam is a play on "RoboCop" and was a term used in the Show as well as by fans to describe Sam in early season 6 when he is saved from Lucifer's Cage without his soul. In this state he doesn't sleep, feels less pain, and is almost emotionless, and is particularly lacking in empathy.