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Little Robot, Big Scary World is a Web Original Interactive Comic series found on Something Awful. Art mediums changed from mspaint to actual paint, pencil, ink, digital coloring and even Lego. BIP's decisions were decided on democratically, and they altered the course of the plot, as well as the overall outcome of the story.
The series revolves around an adorable robot named BIP, a worker robot on the spaceship Plethora. His sole designation is to push a red button as soon as it lights up. However, BIP realizes there may be more to his life than pushing a button.
In the midst of some soul-searching, however, the ship is forced to evacuate as it has been set to crash. BIP receives a strange device from a Marine, is told to keep it safe at all costs, and is ejected onto an alien planet. All alone, BIP must now...well, he's not exactly sure. But his adventure is just beginning...
The first, most famous story can be found here. A sequel was also produced, entitled BIP: Ice Station Zero.
This series contains examples of:
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: BIP gets drunk on oil. Then he finds matches...
- Babies Ever After: An alternate ending had this with BIP and a female companion.
- Badass Adorable: BIP.
- Cute Machines: BIP.
- Earn Your Happy Ending
- Hollywood Acid: Used to melt enemy troopers; BIP himself is almost immune to it.
- Horse of a Different Color: BIP uses a beetle as a steed.
- How Do I Shot Web?: BIP has to learn his functions through experience, as his creator died before he could tell him how to use them.
- Incendiary Exponent: BIP lights oil on fire.
- Mechanical Lifeforms: The darkness. Also Go-Ship.
- Mundane Made Awesome: One of the most important items BIP collects? A Nice Rock.
- Never Say "Die": Invoked; BIP is in denial about death and refers to it as being asleep.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: BIP.
- Rule of Cute: BIP and many of his decisions ran off this.
- Starfish Aliens: The dark creature.
- Surreal Horror: Some of the dream sequences.
- Team Pet: The beetle, named Go-Ship.
- BIP himself may count for the crew.
- Video Game Caring Potential: Members of the forums got very attached to BIP.