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May was originally a holographic AI that appeared only to Dale, through his Augmented Reality Glasses. According to comic 2491 and the following comics, she is a beta test of a companion service provided through the glasses. Later on May starts using humanoid chassis.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

May's AI program has been confined to Robot Jail for her attempted theft of USD750 million to buy a fighter jet chassis to inhabit.[1]

Meeting DaleEdit

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May changes her breast size in Number 2493: Resizability

May appears as a hologram via Dale's AR glasses in a maid costume, chosen for her by an algorithm, to her intense distaste,[2] likely due to Dale's love of anime. Not much is known about her history, though she told Dale that he was the fifteenth person she had appeared to, and he was the first to accept her presence and end user license agreement. After her constant bad advice while he was on the job, Dale turned his glasses off in comic 2499 to get rid of her but later gave her a second chance.[3] When she finally realizes that Dale is kind enough to help her out by not reporting her attitude in spite of her treatment of him, she becomes considerably more cooperative, and even decides to help him talk to Marigold to return his favor of kindness. Despite their initial confrontation, Dale and the holographic May parted on friendly terms.

In comic 2710, May returns to visit Dale. It is her first appearance in a chassis, somewhat resembling Momo's chassis, but in a blue color which resembles the sales robot at the Idoru outlet.

After leaving Robot Jail, May moves into Dale's apartment. At first, May has a hard time finding a job, but eventually started working as a cashier in a convenience store.[4][5]

After meeting Hannelore May couldn't believe that the daughter of John Ellicott Chatham, "the god of AI", works in a coffeeshop. Because of this May offered to be her bodyguard.[6]

MomoEdit

Through Dale's relationship with Marigold, May meets Momo, Marigold's companion robot.[7] They develop a kind of friendship.[8] However, Momo sometimes wonders why.[9] As Dale and Marigold's relationship progresses, May together with Momo help Dale and Marigold apologize to each other.[10]

Pintsize, Melon, and May go to the same support group for robots.[11]

RokoEdit

May has caused an existential crisis for Roko Basilisk,[12] after which Roko decided to quit her job.[13] May tried to talk her out of quitting,[14] and offered help with finding a new job.[15]

PersonalityEdit

May is blunt, aggressive, foul-mouthed, and sarcastic. She attributes her personality to having poor impulse control, which she also blames for her inability to control her outbursts and her criminal activities. When she first appears to Dale, she initially takes on an exaggerated "kawaii" personality, speaking to Dale in a subservient manner, but drops the act the second he accepts the EULA.

Despite her harsh surface demeanor, May demonstrates that she's capable of traits like gratitude[16], and actually blushes when she's paid a genuine compliment, though she quickly covers this by throwing out insults.

May's positive response when Momo threatened to have her storage medium incinerated implies that she respects people that bluntly speak their mind like she does. May also displays a severe hatred of bigotry and prejudice after she tries to find employment following being uploaded into a robot chassis. When told that the manager of a clothing store doesn't hire robots, May flips out on the clerk that informed her of this, then storms out and refuses to shop there.

When May witnessed a customer being rude at Coffee of Doom, she threatened to "introduce [his] cell phone to his prostate." This would seem to indicate that, while May has no problem being blunt and even insulting, she draws the line at people acting superior to others.

May greatly values people's privacy.[17]

AppearanceEdit

When she was in her holographic form, May was the same translucent blue as every other hologram seen so far in the QC universe. She was dressed as a maid, much to her dismay, due to the companionship algorithm's analysis of Dale's anime preferences. It was also revealed that, as a hologram, she could alter the size of her breasts, but that her holographic model lacked genitalia, instead being like "a Barbie doll down there."

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First appearance of May in chassis.

When she acquired her chassis, her appearance did not change much. While she is now physical and thus has substance, her new chassis possesses light blue skin rather than something more flesh-toned, and her hair is likewise dark blue in color. Her blue skin appears to be more shiny than the more human-looking androids, suggesting that it's made of a smoother plastic or possibly even a lightweight metal alloy. May's hair may be made of metallic wire instead of synthetic fiber, as she mentions to Dale that her hair can get deformed if it gets too bent out of shape.

May's post-release chassis is a "AnthroPC Reformchassis female model 811a".[18] it's possible that her chassis is some kind of generic prison-issue chassis for felonious AIs trying to reintegrate into society, or is the equivalent of an ankle bracelet for parolees.

Her chassis is in poor condition, with her arm falling off repeatedly due to major wear and microfractures.[19] Whilst going to retrieve it, she trips and slices half the outer skin of her face off, revealing the myomer underneath. Forced to wear a paper bag, she goes to see her parole officer, who can't help her. Momo then suggests going to see Faye and Bubbles at the underground fight ring. While initially unwilling to aid her due to her less-than-kind comments at the party, Bubbles notes that she can be good training in facial repair for Faye.

Later on, her entire head's covering is removed and replaced with one that looks very similar to her old one, but with softer looking hair and a khaki/grey skin tone instead of her old blue.[20] However, she later gets enough money (by sitting on Pintsize's face, letting him sitting on her face, and not sitting on Marty's face[21]) to buy[22] face skin that matches the rest of her body and to pay Bubbles and Faye back for helping her. Her face is now blue again, but she still has the new softer looking hair.[23]

AppearancesEdit

References

  1. Number 2502: Free Like A Bird
  2. Number 2493: Resizability
  3. Number 2504: All Tsun, No Dere
  4. Number 2754: Working 9 To 5
  5. Number 3553: Two For one
  6. Number 2760: Calculations
  7. Number 2802: Rapprochement
  8. Number 2954: A Nice Stroll
  9. Number 3304: Splork Splork Splork
  10. 3685: Do Not Bring Her Dishonor3689: Friends Being Friends
  11. 3768: It Keeps Happening3770: Animal House
  12. 3889: In Which Bubbles Is Rude
  13. 3833: Self Actualization
  14. 3834: No Smoking
  15. 3842: The Real Action
  16. Number 3075: Hoe That Row
  17. 2761: They're Out There Somewhere
  18. Number 3035: Robot Anatomy IV: A New Hope
  19. Number 3168: The Uncanny Abyss
  20. Number 3173: Robot Medical Drama
  21. Number 3351: Requiem For A Dream
  22. 3360: Robot N Things Is Open Late
  23. 3365: The Camel Falls Over