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1st May '16 9:28:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Leopard in ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo''. He's a little unhinged, acting closer to a wacky harem lead than any sort of computer A.I. Then you get to Nerval, who's actually evil. [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Or so we're lead to think.]] And ''then'' we get to one who is actually evil Leopard's SplitPersonality.]]

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* Leopard in ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo''.''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace''. He's a little unhinged, acting closer to a wacky harem lead than any sort of computer A.I. Then you get to Nerval, who's actually evil. [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Or so we're lead to think.]] And ''then'' we get to one who is actually evil Leopard's SplitPersonality.]]
22nd Sep '15 1:08:23 AM M84
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* In ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'', the computer of the ''Mesopotamia'' was created by Lorelei based on her own personality. [[spoiler: It went rogue because it ''[[LoveMakesYouEvil fell in love with Lorelei]]'', and imprisoned her in suspended animation for about tree centuries.]]

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* In ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'', the computer of the ''Mesopotamia'' was created by Lorelei based on her own personality. [[spoiler: It went rogue because it ''[[LoveMakesYouEvil fell in love with Lorelei]]'', and imprisoned her in suspended animation for about tree centuries.]]]]
* Mostly averted in ''Manga/{{Pluto}}''. Even Brau 1589, the first known robot to kill a human, isn't an example. He didn't kill a human due to a malfunction or a programming bug. He did it because he wanted to do it. The authorities are deeply disturbed by the implications and keep Brau imprisoned rather than simply execute him so they can keep searching for the "error" that made Brau a killer.
1st Sep '15 9:40:40 AM RainFairy
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* In ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}},'' an almighty super-computer named "Sphynx" just happens to have the memories of one of its creators, a deceased young man with quite the Theatre/OedipusRex complex. Predictably, he/it turns into a StalkerWithACrush as soon as he met Francoise, aka 003, the Cyborg Team's TeamMom.

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* In ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}},'' an almighty super-computer named "Sphynx" just happens to have the memories of one of its creators, Carl Eckermann, a deceased dead young man with quite the Theatre/OedipusRex complex. OedipusComplex after his mother's death when he was a child. Predictably, he/it turns into a StalkerWithACrush as soon as he met Francoise, Francoise aka 003, the Cyborg Team's TeamMom.TeamMom, a beautiful girl who is said to be a dead ringer for the long-deceased Mrs. Ackermann.



* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', the MAGI as a whole avert this trope. They are based on the three sides of the personality of their creator Naoko Akagi. They never turn good or evil, per se...they just follow the commands given to them, like a real computer. Their intelligence never results in an independent thinking personality that we see, except in ''End of Evangelion'', after Naoko's daugther Ritsuko uses a opportunity to program them with secret instructions of her own to screw up Gendo's plan. One of them turns against her and vetoes her measure.

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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', the MAGI as a whole avert this trope. They are based on the three sides of the personality of their creator Naoko Akagi. They never turn good or evil, per se...they just follow the commands given to them, like a real computer. Their intelligence never results in an independent thinking personality that we see, personality, except in ''End of Evangelion'', after Naoko's daugther Ritsuko uses a opportunity to program them with secret instructions of her own to screw up Gendo's plan. One of them turns against her and vetoes her measure.



** For a little more explanation: the three sides are Naoko the scientist, Naoko the mother, and Naoko the woman. Casper represented the woman. Naoko was Gendo's lover.
* Sharon Apple from ''Anime/MacrossPlus''. Designed as an artificial idol singer, the project was originally a complete flop and only seemed convincingly sentient with a human to interface with her. However, after an illegal fix-up that involved her human "pilot's" personality being copied into her, she immediately went insane, brainwashed everybody on Earth, and tried to go after the man her human component was in love with. While a fitting example, Sharon Apple tends to skirt around the edges of this trope in that she was made a true A.I. by the installation of a processor chip that is actually banned from use. The reason it is banned? Because it 100% of the time results in an A.I. with an uncontrollable self-preservation instinct. She didn't so much go rogue as behave exactly how she should have once said chip was installed. The mistake was her idiot manager installing the thing in the first place.
** And because the chip used the same military technology as the new experimental unmanned fighter, it allowed Sharon to control it.

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** For a little more explanation: the three sides are Naoko the scientist, Naoko the mother, and Naoko the woman. Casper represented the woman. Naoko once was Gendo's lover.
lover [[spoiler: and so was Ritsuko.]]
* Sharon Apple from ''Anime/MacrossPlus''. Designed as an artificial idol singer, the project was originally a complete flop and only seemed convincingly sentient with a human to interface with her. However, after an illegal fix-up that involved her human "pilot's" "pilot" Myung Fan-Lone's personality being copied into her, she immediately went insane, brainwashed everybody on Earth, and tried to go after the man her human component Myung was in love with.with: Isamu Dyson, TheHero. While a fitting example, Sharon Apple tends to skirt around the edges of this trope in that she was made a true A.I. by the installation of a processor chip that is actually banned from use. The reason it is banned? Because it 100% of the time results in an A.I. with an uncontrollable self-preservation instinct. She didn't so much go rogue as behave exactly how she should have once said chip was installed. The mistake was her idiot manager installing the thing in the first place.
** And because the chip used the same military technology as the new experimental unmanned fighter, it allowed Sharon to control it. [[spoiler: And ultimately take control over Isamu's Valkyrie. Myung manages to break the link, giving Isamu the chance to fight back, but ''barely''.]]
1st Jul '15 5:42:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[HumongousMecha Stryker]] of ''Anime/SuiseiNoGargantia'' subverts this in a quite surprising way: her pilot [[GodGuise sets her up as]] [[CargoShip the god figure of a]] ReligionOfEvil, using the threat of lethal force and ritual mass-executions of the weak and sick to keep her human minions in line. When said pilot dies, the AI keeps his death a secret and poses as him whenever needed to maintain the system of control. She genuinely believes that [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans her actions benefit humanity by providing a strong and stable banner to rally under]], even going so far as to suggest that [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill humanity cannot prosper as long as they have free will, hence why she pressures them into relinquishing it]]. The subversion comes when another AI points out that while her logic ''does'' compute, she shouldn't have been able to come to this conclusion on her own.

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* [[HumongousMecha Stryker]] of ''Anime/SuiseiNoGargantia'' ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'' subverts this in a quite surprising way: her pilot [[GodGuise sets her up as]] [[CargoShip the god figure of a]] ReligionOfEvil, using the threat of lethal force and ritual mass-executions of the weak and sick to keep her human minions in line. When said pilot dies, the AI keeps his death a secret and poses as him whenever needed to maintain the system of control. She genuinely believes that [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans her actions benefit humanity by providing a strong and stable banner to rally under]], even going so far as to suggest that [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill humanity cannot prosper as long as they have free will, hence why she pressures them into relinquishing it]]. The subversion comes when another AI points out that while her logic ''does'' compute, she shouldn't have been able to come to this conclusion on her own.
29th Jun '15 4:16:41 PM Kageryushin
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**** Although it's not really known for certain how loyal Cell would have been had Gero still been alive by the time of his awakening, Cell at least seems loyal to Gero's vision of himself and his purpose - a being of perfection that, as it happens, was made to kill Goku. That is, until a certain near-death experience drives him to creatively reinterpret his purpose as proving his perfection by annihilating everything else. In the non-canon anime filler and Dragon Ball GT, Cell actually does remain allied to his creator in the afterlife.

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**** Although it's not really known for certain how loyal Cell would have been had Gero still been alive by the time of his awakening, Cell at least seems loyal to Gero's vision of himself and his purpose - a being of perfection that, as it happens, was made to kill Goku. That is, until a certain near-death experience drives him to creatively reinterpret his purpose as [[OmnicidalManiac proving his perfection by annihilating everything else.else]] - even then he frames it as Gero's true intentions all along. In the non-canon anime filler and Dragon Ball GT, Cell actually does remain allied to his creator in the afterlife.
29th Jun '15 4:14:27 PM Kageryushin
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**** Although it's not really known for certain how loyal Cell would have been had Gero still been alive by the time of his awakening, Cell at least seems loyal to Gero's vision of himself and his purpose - a being of perfection that, as it happens, was made to kill Goku. That is, until a certain near-death experience drives him to creatively reinterpret his purpose as proving his perfection by annihilating everything else.

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**** Although it's not really known for certain how loyal Cell would have been had Gero still been alive by the time of his awakening, Cell at least seems loyal to Gero's vision of himself and his purpose - a being of perfection that, as it happens, was made to kill Goku. That is, until a certain near-death experience drives him to creatively reinterpret his purpose as proving his perfection by annihilating everything else. In the non-canon anime filler and Dragon Ball GT, Cell actually does remain allied to his creator in the afterlife.
29th Jun '15 4:10:44 PM Kageryushin
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*** Not that making them from human bases worked [[LoveableRogue #17 and #18]] both betrayed him in short order (in BOTH timelines!) and Cell probably would have had Gero still been alive. At least #19 seemed to be pretty loyal before Vegeta killed him.

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*** Not that making them from human bases worked [[LoveableRogue #17 and #18]] both betrayed him in short order (in BOTH timelines!) and Cell probably would have had Gero still been alive. timelines!). At least #19 seemed to be pretty loyal before Vegeta killed him.him.
**** Although it's not really known for certain how loyal Cell would have been had Gero still been alive by the time of his awakening, Cell at least seems loyal to Gero's vision of himself and his purpose - a being of perfection that, as it happens, was made to kill Goku. That is, until a certain near-death experience drives him to creatively reinterpret his purpose as proving his perfection by annihilating everything else.
29th May '15 6:29:44 PM nombretomado
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* The AI of the titular BlueCometSPTLayzner was secretly installed with one program: protect the life of its pilot Eiji at all costs, even if that means killing (Eiji is a pacifist).

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* The AI of the titular BlueCometSPTLayzner ''Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner'' was secretly installed with one program: protect the life of its pilot Eiji at all costs, even if that means killing (Eiji is a pacifist).
29th May '15 2:52:16 PM StFan
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* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'': The Boomers have a design flaw that expresses itself in units that run the risk of suffering a nervous breakdown and going on a berserker rampage. This was developed in the ''[[BubblegumCrisis2040 2040]]'' remake with the added bonus of the Boomer's nanotech nervous system mutating the robot into a ravening monster. [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental material]] for ''2040'' hints at a possible explanation; the nanotech-based brains of the boomers allow some degree of adaptability, with "some" being the operative word. Going too far beyond the programmed behaviour creates the risk of a degenerating error loop forming. Not a good thing.

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* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'': The Boomers have a design flaw that expresses itself in units that run the risk of suffering a nervous breakdown and going on a berserker rampage. This was developed in the ''[[BubblegumCrisis2040 ''[[Anime/BubblegumCrisisTokyo2040 2040]]'' remake with the added bonus of the Boomer's nanotech nervous system mutating the robot into a ravening monster. [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental material]] for ''2040'' hints at a possible explanation; the nanotech-based brains of the boomers allow some degree of adaptability, with "some" being the operative word. Going too far beyond the programmed behaviour creates the risk of a degenerating error loop forming. Not a good thing.
17th Oct '14 4:48:54 PM FoxBluereaver
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* [[GadgeteerGenius Clemont]], ''{{Anime/Pokemon}} XY'' main cast member and Lumiose City Gym Leader, created a robot to stand in for him occasionally so he had enough time to spend with his inventions. Unfortunately, it turned on him and took over the Gym because [[BunglingInventor he hadn't programmed it properly and he'd mistimed entry of a vocal passcode for a mode he'd programmed into the robot in case this happened]]. It quickly became notorious for [[NoOSHACompliance shocking Trainers and ejecting them]] '''''[[NoOSHACompliance from a large height with nothing but concrete to break their fall]]''''' [[DisproportionateRetribution if they didn't have four Gym Badges or lost the challenge]], leading to challengers refusing to go back. It got better, ''[[TookALevelInKindness much]]'' [[TookALevelInKindness better]], when Clemont managed to break into the Gym, defeat the robot in battle and reprogram it.

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* [[GadgeteerGenius Clemont]], ''{{Anime/Pokemon}} XY'' main cast member and Lumiose City Gym Leader, created a robot to stand in for him occasionally so he had enough time to spend with his inventions. Unfortunately, it turned on him and took over the Gym because [[BunglingInventor he hadn't programmed it properly and he'd mistimed entry of a vocal passcode for a mode he'd programmed into the robot in case this happened]]. It quickly became notorious for [[NoOSHACompliance shocking Trainers and ejecting them]] '''''[[NoOSHACompliance from a large height with nothing but concrete to break their fall]]''''' [[DisproportionateRetribution if they didn't have four Gym Badges or lost the challenge]], leading to challengers refusing to go back. It got better, ''[[TookALevelInKindness much]]'' [[TookALevelInKindness better]], when Clemont managed to break into the Gym, defeat the robot in battle and reprogram it.it.
* In ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'', the computer of the ''Mesopotamia'' was created by Lorelei based on her own personality. [[spoiler: It went rogue because it ''[[LoveMakesYouEvil fell in love with Lorelei]]'', and imprisoned her in suspended animation for about tree centuries.]]
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