Inspector Gadget and the Ship of Theseus

“The cyborg body, whereby Professor Von Slickstein preserved the life-force of Inspector Gadget after he slipped on a banana peel, had thirty gadgets, was maintained by the police department of Metro City even to the time of Chief Quimby, for they took away the old gadgets as they deteriorated, putting in new and stronger contrivances in their places, in so much that this inspector became a standing example among the detectives, for the logical question of things that change; one side holding that the Inspector remained the same, and the other contending that he was not the same.”

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