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What is Bender (from Futurama) physically constructed out of? He mentions several times that he is "XX% titanium/lead/etc" but I don't recall the specific materials and proportions.

This question What are Bender's computational specifications? deals with his computational specifications but I'm interested in the physical composition of his body.

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Don't forget his nickel impurity –  user6742 Jun 8 '12 at 10:13
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@lois it's what made him him! –  John Jun 14 '12 at 1:13

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The list of Bender's claimed composition adds up to over 100%, so he can be a dubious source (episode codes in brackets):

  • 40% Zinc (1ACV13).
  • 40% Titanium (2ACV03).
  • 30% Iron (3ACV22), presumably mixed with osmium, (3ACV17).
  • 40% Dolomite (4ACV07).
  • 40% Lead (video game).

There was also a claim that he was 40% chromium (not made by Bender but by someone else - 6ACV03). In addition to those, he's also claimed to be 40% horseshoes (ITWGY), 40% Wire (7ACV03) and 40% scrap metal (6ACV23), either of which could be any of the above metals or something else.

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He's 40% "whatever the writers need to be funny in that particular situation"; it's a long-running gag. –  KeithS Mar 30 '12 at 21:31
    
I thought it probably added to more than 100 which is why I was interested. Thanks! –  Dason Mar 30 '12 at 21:37
    
I don't understand the Episode code... What does ACV stand for? –  Alenanno Mar 30 '12 at 22:43
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It's only inconsistent if we assume his composition is static, of course. –  Chris B. Behrens Mar 31 '12 at 4:24
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Actually Bender has a 0.04% nickel impurity. –  user11288 Dec 11 '12 at 3:59

He's also %40 luck. I wanna say this was mentioned in "Into the Wild Green Yonder"

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Yup, that's the 40% horseshoes mentioned in the other answer –  Zommuter Jul 17 '13 at 8:01
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They came from lucky horses on their way to the glue factory –  Lord Apricot Jul 17 '13 at 12:00

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