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28th Jan '16 11:59:11 PM Yalsaris63
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'': The Xenon/AGI/Terraformers from Egosoft's series are rogue, [[RecursiveCreators self-replicating self-improving]] terraformer ships. A faulty software update caused them to start '[[ColonyDrop terraforming]]' everything that wasn't a Terraformer, including inhabited worlds, people, and civilian ships. The trauma of a [[HopelessWar hopeless]] RobotWar means that even 700 years later, the Earth State is still extremely leery of AI research, causing a SpaceColdWar against one of their {{Lost Colony}}s.
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'': The Xenon/AGI/Terraformers from Egosoft's series are rogue, [[RecursiveCreators self-replicating self-improving]] terraformer ships. A faulty software update caused them to start '[[ColonyDrop terraforming]]' everything that wasn't a Terraformer, including inhabited worlds, people, and civilian ships. The trauma of a [[HopelessWar hopeless]] RobotWar means that even 700 years later, the Earth State is still extremely leery of AI research, causing a SpaceColdWar against one of their {{Lost Colony}}s.[[LostColony Lost Colonies]].
28th Jan '16 11:58:30 PM Yalsaris63
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'': The Xenon/AGI/Terraformers from Egosoft's series are rogue, [[RecursiveCreators self-replicating self-improving]] terraformer ships. A faulty software update caused them to start '[[ColonyDrop terraforming]]' everything that wasn't a Terraformer, including inhabited worlds, people, and civilian ships. The trauma of a [[HopelessWar hopeless]] RobotWar means that even 700 years later, the Earth State is still extremely leery of AI research, causing a SpaceColdWar one of their {{Lost Colony}}s.
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'': The Xenon/AGI/Terraformers from Egosoft's series are rogue, [[RecursiveCreators self-replicating self-improving]] terraformer ships. A faulty software update caused them to start '[[ColonyDrop terraforming]]' everything that wasn't a Terraformer, including inhabited worlds, people, and civilian ships. The trauma of a [[HopelessWar hopeless]] RobotWar means that even 700 years later, the Earth State is still extremely leery of AI research, causing a SpaceColdWar against one of their {{Lost Colony}}s.
21st Dec '15 11:29:49 PM jormis29
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}} 2'': when the Oracle is brought aboard, it hacks into the Pride of Hiigara's hyperdrive and jumps the whole fleet to Karos, where they get ambushed by hundreds of A.I.-controlled Progenitor Mover corvettes. Then it turns out that the Oracle was simply programmed to take the fleet to the Progenitor Mothership's bridge section, so that whoever finds it can figure out where the other pieces are. The Movers were simply guarding the stuff as their programming demanded.
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}} 2'': ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld 2}}'': when the Oracle is brought aboard, it hacks into the Pride of Hiigara's hyperdrive and jumps the whole fleet to Karos, where they get ambushed by hundreds of A.I.-controlled Progenitor Mover corvettes. Then it turns out that the Oracle was simply programmed to take the fleet to the Progenitor Mothership's bridge section, so that whoever finds it can figure out where the other pieces are. The Movers were simply guarding the stuff as their programming demanded.
17th Dec '15 5:18:19 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Humorously discussed in Phoenix Wright's inner monologue in Case 4 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' upon meeting Aura messing with one of her robots. [[spoiler:Apparently shows up near the beginning of Case 5 when the robots stage an uprising and take hostages. Ultimately subverted, however, as Nick quickly figures out that Aura's behind it all, just using the robots as tools.]]
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* Humorously discussed in Phoenix Wright's inner monologue in Case 4 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' upon meeting Aura messing with one of her robots. [[spoiler:Apparently shows up near the beginning of Case 5 when the robots stage an uprising and take hostages. Ultimately subverted, however, as Nick quickly figures out that Aura's behind it all, just using the robots as tools.]] Aura herself later confirms it aloud and calls the idea that her robots would rampage without orders unsound]].
17th Dec '15 5:17:05 AM SolidSonicTH
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** In ''Tekken 4'', Combot turns on Lee when it wins the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 and beats the tar out of him.
16th Dec '15 7:20:26 PM bobwolf
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** In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', [[spoiler:Cortana is supposedly revived and cured of her rampancy by the Domain, but her sanity, if anything, seems to have deteriorated even more; the ending has her beginning her campaign to take over the galaxy with an army of Forerunner deathbots and other rogue Smart [=AIs=] (attracting many with promises of a cure for rampancy), under the belief that the Forerunners intended for humanity's [=AIs=] to be the galaxy's next shepherds.]] Ironically enough, ''Guardians'' also features [[spoiler:one of the few relatively sane Forerunner [=AIs=] in the franchise]].
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** In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', [[spoiler:Cortana is supposedly revived and cured of her rampancy by the Domain, but her sanity, if anything, seems to have deteriorated even more; the ending has her beginning her campaign to take over the galaxy with an army of Forerunner deathbots and other rogue Smart [=AIs=] (attracting many with promises of a cure for rampancy), under the belief that the Forerunners intended for humanity's [=AIs=] to be the galaxy's next shepherds. While she still cares about Master Chief, it's in the Yandere kidnap-and-put-in-storage-for-10,000 years kind of way.]] Ironically enough, ''Guardians'' also features [[spoiler:one of the few relatively sane Forerunner [=AIs=] in the franchise]].
6th Dec '15 10:00:20 AM zarpaulus
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* ''VideoGame/WildStar'' has, of all things, Evil Vending Machine mini-bosses that drop out of orbit in the Halon Ring. As the place is run by several intergalactic criminal cartels and has evil necromantic space witches roaming the (literal) dark side, it's ''slightly'' more believable than the usual weirdness that happens on Nexus--or, in this case, off of it.
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* ''VideoGame/WildStar'' has, of ''VideoGame/WildStar'': ** Of all things, Evil Vending Machine mini-bosses that drop out of orbit in the Halon Ring. As the place is run by several intergalactic criminal cartels and has evil necromantic space witches roaming the (literal) dark side, it's ''slightly'' more believable than the usual weirdness that happens on Nexus--or, in this case, off of it.

** The Eldan AI, however, play this trope ''very'' straight. There is no shortage of intelligent robots that will happily murder you on sight. Well, sans the Caretaker, but even then, if you stumble upon a damaged personality core, it's bound to be evil.
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*** They do have safeguards against harming the Luminai, the half-Eldan ruling caste of the Dominion, but [[spoiler: Agent Lex was designed without that programming, in case of another mad Emperor.]] ** The Eldan AI, however, play this trope ''very'' straight. There is no shortage of intelligent robots that will happily murder you on sight. Well, sans [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C_GwB3pVEk the Caretaker, Caretaker]], but even then, if you stumble upon a damaged personality core, it's bound to be evil.
3rd Nov '15 4:04:32 PM LevelOne
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*''VideoGame/NotTheRobots'' The story begins with a developer working on a sentient A.I. installing two versions of the A.I. and subjecting them to different conditions. One becomes quietly depressed, the other extremely hostile.
1st Nov '15 11:20:02 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', [[spoiler:Cortana is supposedly revived and cured of her rampancy by the Domain, but her sanity, if anything, seems to have deteriorated even more; in the ending, she begins her campaign take over the galaxy with an army of Forerunner deathbots and other rogue Smart [=AIs=] (attracting many with promises of a cure for rampancy).]] Ironically enough, ''Guardians'' also features [[spoiler:one of the few relatively sane Forerunner [=AIs=] in the franchise]].
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** In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', [[spoiler:Cortana is supposedly revived and cured of her rampancy by the Domain, but her sanity, if anything, seems to have deteriorated even more; in the ending, she begins ending has her beginning her campaign to take over the galaxy with an army of Forerunner deathbots and other rogue Smart [=AIs=] (attracting many with promises of a cure for rampancy).rampancy), under the belief that the Forerunners intended for humanity's [=AIs=] to be the galaxy's next shepherds.]] Ironically enough, ''Guardians'' also features [[spoiler:one of the few relatively sane Forerunner [=AIs=] in the franchise]].
1st Nov '15 11:17:29 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** IN ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', [[spoiler:Cortana is supposedly revived and cured of her rampancy by the Domain, but her sanity, if anything, seems to have deteriorated even more; in the ending, she begins her campaign take over the galaxy with an army of Forerunner deathbots and other rogue Smart [=AIs=] (attracting many with promises of a cure for rampancy).]] Ironically enough, ''Guardians'' also features [[spoiler:one of the few relatively sane Forerunner [=AIs=] in the franchise]].
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** IN In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', [[spoiler:Cortana is supposedly revived and cured of her rampancy by the Domain, but her sanity, if anything, seems to have deteriorated even more; in the ending, she begins her campaign take over the galaxy with an army of Forerunner deathbots and other rogue Smart [=AIs=] (attracting many with promises of a cure for rampancy).]] Ironically enough, ''Guardians'' also features [[spoiler:one of the few relatively sane Forerunner [=AIs=] in the franchise]].
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