1987: After the failure of ED-209, Bob Morton (Miguel Ferrer) pitches his RoboCop idea to OmniCorp's CEO, "The Old Man" - who approves the project. Morton is an uncaring opportunist, not an actual scientist, who sees RoboCop as nothing more than a product - and means of climbing the corporate ladder. His cocky approach to business pits him against Dick Jones, who lectures Morton about respect, before hiring Boddicker to kill him.
2014: Chief Scientist of the Omni Foundation, Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman), helps amputees adjust to new cybernetic enhancements - until he is asked by Sellars to create RoboCop. Under pressure from OmniCorp, Norton makes some questionable choices but throughout he is compassionate toward the man within the machine - tactful in his efforts to help Murphy adjust physically and psychologically to his new RoboBody.