How to Explain Androids Needing Air
if you’re writing a thing and really need an explanation for androids to have a reason to breathe— use this: androids need oxygen because their thirium picks up oxygen and carries it to the processors and act as a stabilizer for the chemical reactions there. If you don’t get enough oxygen in their thirium it destabilizes their processors and makes everything sluggish until it fails. They could have lungs for transferring air into the thirium or only open valves if that’s not what you want. If you want to avoid using lungs (since it’s a very human term and maybe you’re staying true to androids physiology) say something like “ventilator chambers” or sometimes lungs are called sacs or bags. That way if you wanna use oxygen to cause problems for your android you can.