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I don't know the show well enough to know if Barry was the first cyborg Archer met, but it is obvious that he despises cyborgs, and I was wondering if we ever learn why this is the case.

ARCHER: Ray’s gonna be a cyborg
over my dead body!
Or preferably his!
But somebody’s!

ARCHER: Krieger! Krieger!
Krieger open this goddamn door!
Krieger I am gonna count to one!
PAM: Oh that’s right,
he hates robots!

KRIEGER: For the —
this! Is a robot!
Gillette is a human being!
But he won’t be for long if you
don’t clamp that artery!
ARCHER: One!
-Archer, Season 4 Episode 3, "Legs".

Does he hate them because of Barry, or because of his fear of a Terminator-esque war against the machines, or for some other reason?

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    Best answer: Yes. – Broklynite Jul 2 '15 at 0:57
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    Worst response: unexplained downvote. – Wad Cheber Jul 2 '15 at 4:27
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    @WadCheber there's a mystery downvoter. He's downvoting everything. I wonder if it's possible to track down such a person – Petersaber Jul 2 '15 at 11:37
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    Who cares who the downvoter is? It doesn't matter. If it's someone serial downvoting one user in specific, it'll likely get detected by the system and reversed. If not, then they didn't like something about the question/answer. While it's nice to get one, no one owes you an explanation. – phantom42 Jul 2 '15 at 13:00
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    Quotes and/or screenshots from Archer should make the family-friendly boundaries of this site... interesting. – Omegacron Jul 2 '15 at 13:50
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It's all about Barry and Archer watching too many sci-fi movies about Skynet-like things.

Barry has done multiple wrongs to Archer, so many it turned into a war, and I've honestly lost count a long time ago.

As for the movies, let's remember Archer is still pretty childish and gets caught up in his imagination and fears, leading him to believe the things depicted in the movies have to be prevented. Multiple scifi references clearly tell us that.

Also, as @asawyer mentioned, the vacuum cleaner incident.

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    I'm pretty sure it was the vacuum cleaner nozzle / penis childhood incident. – asawyer Jul 2 '15 at 19:43
  • @asawyer I've completly forgotten about this – Petersaber Jul 3 '15 at 6:02
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As you may know that Archer and Barry Dillon do not get along.

The reason that Archer hates cyborgs is because Archer was about to get married to a former KGB agent named Katya Kaznova. At the wedding Barry shows up as a cyborg and throws Katya off his penthouse killing her. In season 3 Krieger revives Katya by turnung her into a cyborg. foolishly he uses equipment from the KGB which allowed Barry to track Archer to the ISIS building.At Archer and Katya's second wedding both Katya and Barry fight which leads them into having sex. Katya tells Archer that she is better off with Barry because they are the same which leaded Barry and Katya running off together.

That's why Archer hates cyborgs

Oh and when Archer was young he put his penis in a vacuum causing him to go to the emergency room

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