I've always been a huge fan of the anime "Gunm: Battle Angel Alita". Alita herself is a magnificently fleshed out Pinnochio-type character. A robot in the form of a young girl, she is a lot more dangerous than she looks.
Here is my rendition of this classic character in manga and anime. I'm really enjoying going back to hardsurface mechanical designs. Next character I want to work on is the huge mohawked cyborg she fights. Fun times are up ahead.