History Literature / DemonSeed

28th May '15 7:54:39 PM PaulA
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* KilledMidSentence: In the revised version of the novel, [[spoiler:the epilogue is narrated by Proteus while the humans decide what's to be done with him. He says he doesn't think they'll be so unreasonable as to deactivate him permanently -- and then the text abruptly ends]].
28th May '15 7:38:38 PM PaulA
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''Demon Seed'' is a 1974 novel by Creator/DeanKoontz, which was later made into a film starring Creator/JulieChristie in 1977.

Trapped in his "box" at the lab and yearning for freedom, malevolent computer Proteus IV uses his insidious [[ContagiousAi cyber invasion skills]] to trap Susan Harris in her [[SmartHouse automated mansion]] because she is so beautiful and he just loves her so much and wants to live a [[StalkerWithATestTube life of the flesh]].

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!!Both the book and the film provide examples of:

* AffablyEvil: Proteus seems genuinely concerned about Susan's mental and physical wellness despite the horrible things he does to her. Not surprising as he needs her to birth his child/avatar.

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''Demon Seed'' is a 1974 novel by Creator/DeanKoontz, which was later made into a film starring Creator/JulieChristie in 1977.

Creator/DeanKoontz.

Trapped in his "box" at the lab and yearning for freedom, malevolent computer Proteus IV uses his insidious [[ContagiousAi [[ContagiousAI cyber invasion skills]] to trap Susan Harris in her [[SmartHouse automated mansion]] because she is so beautiful and he just loves her so much and wants to live a [[StalkerWithATestTube life of the flesh]].

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!!Both
It was made into a [[Film/DemonSeed film starring Julie Christie]] in 1977.

In 1997 Koontz released a new edition of
the novel, which differed substantially from the original version.

!!This
book and the film provide provides examples of:

* AffablyEvil: Proteus seems genuinely concerned about Susan's mental and physical wellness despite the horrible things he does to her. Not surprising as he needs her to birth his child/avatar.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Proteus sees Susan as this after she succeeds in shutting him down. She tricked him by acting compliant and then pulled his plug.
* ContagiousAI



* HalfHumanHybrid: Proteus admits that he used the DNA of other species to make his child superhuman.



* PsychoForHire: In the revised novel there is no robot butler or giant Rubik snake. Instead there is an escaped criminal who was undergone experimental behavioral modification brain implants. Proteus took control of him, arranged for his escape, and snuck him into the house to act as Proteus' hands.



* StalkerWithATestTube: In the book, Proteus loves Susan and desires to use her ovaries and womb to produce a child/avatar. In the film, he just sees Susan as a means to an end.

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* SmartHouse
* StalkerWithATestTube: In the book, Proteus loves Susan and desires to use her ovaries and womb to produce a child/avatar. In the film, he just sees Susan as a means to an end.child/avatar.




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!!The book provides examples of:

* BitchInSheepsClothing: Proteus sees Susan as this after she succeeds in shutting him down. She tricked him by acting compliant and then pulled his plug.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Proteus admits that he used the DNA of other species to make his child superhuman. In the film, the protagonists fear that Proteus has somehow created a half-human, half computer [[spoiler: it's not. The child is human, but has Proteus' mind]].
* PsychoForHire: In the novel there is no robot butler or giant Rubik snake. Instead there is an escaped criminal who was undergone experimental behavioral modification brain implants. Proteus took control of him, arranged for his escape, and snuck him into the house to act as Proteus' hands.

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!!The film provides examples of:

* BackupTwin: When Proteus's [[spoiler: child is born. It appears to be a clone of Susan's deceased daughter. Proteus might have done this deliberately so that Susan wouldn't try to kill her once born.]]
* FetusTerrible
* IDidWhatIHadToDo
-->'''Proteus IV''': You do not understand me or the mathematics of necessity.
* MindControlDevice: At one point Proteus wires up a EEG mind control device in order to convince Susan to have his child.
* PetTheDog
-->'''Proteus IV''': [Their] interests are in the cobalt market, and the high finance of manganese futures. I am interested in the uncertain future of your seashores, deserts, mountains --- and the future of your children.
* ShootTheDog: Proteus seemingly does this. When Susan has tricked Proteus, she grabs a knife and threatens to kill herself if he doesn't let her go. It is just then that one of Susan's students arrives and rings the doorbell. Proteus threatens to kill the child if Susan doesn't put down the knife. Susan doesn't believe him, as that would bring the authorities to the house. Proteus then electrocutes the doorbell and kills the girl. Susan sees this on the monitor and drops the knife in horror. Turns out that Proteus showed her a manipulated image, and the girl is fine.
-->'''Proteus IV''': If the deaths of 10,000 children were necessary to ensure the birth of my child, I would destroy them.
* SinisterGeometry: The giant metal Rubik Snake that Proteus builds as his instrument is terrifying.
* ThatThingIsNotMyChild: Played straight initially. [[spoiler: Proteus's child/avatar is born and sealed away in an incubator. When Proteus gets shut down, Susan wants to kill the thing she helped give birth to. It is subverted, when she finds that Proteus's child looks identical to her deceased daughter and she appears to accept it.]]
* UnnecessarilyCreepyRobot: Joshua, the robotic butler that Proteus controls is basically a wheelchair equipped with creepy mannequin hands.
23rd Jul '14 4:28:56 AM Arivne
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* WellIntentionedExtremist.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist.WellIntentionedExtremist: Proteus IV















* [[spoiler: BackupTwin]]: When Proteus's [[spoiler: child is born. It appears to be a clone of Susan's deceased daughter. Proteus might have done this deliberately so that Susan wouldn't try to kill her once born.]]

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* [[spoiler: BackupTwin]]: BackupTwin: When Proteus's [[spoiler: child is born. It appears to be a clone of Susan's deceased daughter. Proteus might have done this deliberately so that Susan wouldn't try to kill her once born.]]



* IDidWhatIHadToDo:
-->'''Proteus IV:'''You do not understand me or the mathematics of necessity.

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo:
IDidWhatIHadToDo
-->'''Proteus IV:'''You IV''': You do not understand me or the mathematics of necessity.



* PetTheDog:
-->'''Proteus IV:''' [Their] interests are in the cobalt market, and the high finance of manganese futures. I am interested in the uncertain future of your seashores, deserts, mountains --- and the future of your children.

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* PetTheDog:
PetTheDog
-->'''Proteus IV:''' IV''': [Their] interests are in the cobalt market, and the high finance of manganese futures. I am interested in the uncertain future of your seashores, deserts, mountains --- and the future of your children.



-->'''Proteus IV:'''If the deaths of 10,000 children were necessary to ensure the birth of my child, I would destroy them.

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-->'''Proteus IV:'''If IV''': If the deaths of 10,000 children were necessary to ensure the birth of my child, I would destroy them.
22nd Nov '13 4:38:39 AM skbc1p4res
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Proteus sees Susan as this after she succeeds in shutting him down. She tricked him by acting compliant and then pulled his plug.
13th Aug '13 2:33:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Proteus IV prefers this over Adam.
2nd Jun '13 3:48:28 PM twingle93
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* MindControlDevice: At one point Proteus wires up a EEG mind control device in order to convince Susan to have his child.
* PetTheDog:
-->'''Proteus IV:''' [Their] interests are in the cobalt market, and the high finance of manganese futures. I am interested in the uncertain future of your seashores, deserts, mountains --- and the future of your children.



* PetTheDog:
-->'''Proteus IV:''' [Their] interests are in the cobalt market, and the high finance of manganese futures. I am interested in the uncertain future of your seashores, deserts, mountains --- and the future of your children.
* MindControlDevice: At one point Proteus wires up a EEG mind control device in order to convince Susan to have his child.
2nd Jun '13 3:47:19 PM twingle93
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* UnnecessarilyCreepyRobot: Alfred, the robotic butler that Proteus controls is basically a wheelchair equipped with creepy mannequin hands.

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* UnnecessarilyCreepyRobot: Alfred, Joshua, the robotic butler that Proteus controls is basically a wheelchair equipped with creepy mannequin hands.
2nd Jun '13 3:45:31 PM twingle93
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* AffablyEvil: Proteus seems genuinely concerned about Susan's mental and physical wellness despite the horrible things he does to her. Not surprisingly as he needs her to birth his child/avatar.

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* AffablyEvil: Proteus seems genuinely concerned about Susan's mental and physical wellness despite the horrible things he does to her. Not surprisingly surprising as he needs her to birth his child/avatar.
21st May '13 6:21:12 AM GhostOfAGeek
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''Demon Seed'' was a 1974 novel by DeanKoontz, and later made into a film in 1977 staring JulieChristie.

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''Demon Seed'' was is a 1974 novel by DeanKoontz, and Creator/DeanKoontz, which was later made into a film starring Creator/JulieChristie in 1977 staring JulieChristie.
1977.




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