1987: In the original RoboCop, Alex Murphy is on patrol with Lewis investigating a robbery in progress - which leads them to an old steel mill. After a firefight with a well-armed gang, the group's leader (Boddicker) shoots off Murphy's hand before the other gunners dismember his entire arm and pepper his body with bullets. Murphy dies - only to be resurrected as RoboCop.
2014: Following a run-in with one of Detroit's most notorious drug dealers, both Murphy and Lewis become targets of retaliation. At home, the alarm on Murphy's police cruiser abruptly sounds - and, upon investigating the vehicle, a car bomb explodes. Murphy remains alive, in critical condition, his body badly damaged - until OmniCorp offers to step in and make him whole again.