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15th Dec '17 10:58:50 AM MythrilMothV3
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* The titular protagonist of ''Series/IAmFrankie''. She's an android, living a normal teenage high school girl's life, with friends, a crush, and teen drama. The unique problems inherent in being artificial--keeping people from finding out she isn't human, being hunted by an evil organization, and her own creator barely understanding how to handle having a teenage daughter--drive much of the conflict.
14th Dec '17 8:50:38 PM Angeldeb82
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[[AsYouKnow As we all know]], ClonesAreExpendable, ArtificialHumans are [[ScaleOfScientificSins abominations]] against nature, and [[RobotRollCall robots]] are a [[AIIsACrapshoot crapshoot]] and [[JustAMachine undeserving of a second thought]]. It seems as though artificial lifeforms just can't catch a break in the world of fiction, all because they're NotEvenHuman. After all, WhatMeasureIsANonHuman

[[SubvertedTrope A whole lot, in some cases]].

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[[AsYouKnow As we all know]], ClonesAreExpendable, ArtificialHumans are [[ScaleOfScientificSins abominations]] against nature, and [[RobotRollCall robots]] {{robot|RollCall}}s are a [[AIIsACrapshoot crapshoot]] and [[JustAMachine undeserving of a second thought]]. It seems as though artificial lifeforms just can't catch a break in the world of fiction, all because they're NotEvenHuman. After all, WhatMeasureIsANonHuman

[[SubvertedTrope A whole lot, in some cases]].
cases.]]



* Androids 16,17, 18 from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', although 17 and 18 started off as bad guys.

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* Androids 16,17, 16, 17, and 18 from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', although 17 and 18 started off as bad guys.



* Exploration of this trope is pretty much the point of the Marvel characters ComicBook/TheVision and [[Creator/JackKirby Machine]] [[ComicBook/NextWave Man.]] Good guys treat them like people, while [[FantasticRacism bigots]] treat them like they're JustAMachine. In fairness, they are mistrusted for other reasons too: Vision was built by [[{{ComicBook/Ultron}} a villain]] to use as a [[MechaMooks minion,]] but he [[HeelFaceTurn revolted.]] Aaron Stack the Machine Man was the last of a line of experimental robots, all the others of whom went [[CrushKillDestroy homicidally insane;]] Aaron turned out okay because one scientist decided to [[MotherlyScientist raise him as a son.]]
** See also [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Jocasta,]] the ''other'' [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers Vision,]] the ''other'' [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Machine Man,]] and [[Comicbook/AstonishingXMen Danger.]]

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* Exploration of this trope is pretty much the point of the Marvel characters ComicBook/TheVision and [[Creator/JackKirby Machine]] [[ComicBook/NextWave Man.]] Man]]. Good guys treat them like people, while [[FantasticRacism bigots]] treat them like they're JustAMachine. In fairness, they are mistrusted for other reasons too: Vision was built by [[{{ComicBook/Ultron}} a villain]] to use as a [[MechaMooks minion,]] but he [[HeelFaceTurn revolted.]] revolted]]. Aaron Stack the Machine Man was the last of a line of experimental robots, all the others of whom went [[CrushKillDestroy homicidally insane;]] insane]]; Aaron turned out okay because one scientist decided to [[MotherlyScientist raise him as a son.]]
son]].
** See also [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Jocasta,]] Jocasta]], the ''other'' [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers Vision,]] Vision]], the ''other'' [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Machine Man,]] Man]], and [[Comicbook/AstonishingXMen Danger.]]Danger]].



* Played with in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' where the Murakumo Units are artificial robot clones of Saya (making this trope double over with ClonesArePeopleToo). On one hand, both Lambda-11 and Nu-13 have MachineMonotone voices and are clearly primarily driven by the directive of their programming. On the other hand, Noel Vermillion[=/=]Mu-12 speaks with a perfectly human voice and is driven almost entirely by her emotions, and when Nu-13 comes close to [[AntiHero Ragna]], she, too, switches to a human voice. [[LaughingMad A really]], ''[[{{Yandere}} really]]'' [[IncestSubtext disturbing one]], sure, but a human voice none the less... On the recieving end, both Ragna and Jin are very clearly upset over the fact that their sister has become a clone template, but they still treat Noel as a separate individual. Ragna, in particular, who has set out on a mission to destroy the Murakumo Units, makes clear that though he feels he ''has'' to fight and destroy Nu-13 in the first game, it's not something he ''wants'' to do.

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* Played with in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' where the Murakumo Units are artificial robot clones of Saya (making this trope double over with ClonesArePeopleToo). On one hand, both Lambda-11 and Nu-13 have MachineMonotone voices and are clearly primarily driven by the directive of their programming. On the other hand, Noel Vermillion[=/=]Mu-12 speaks with a perfectly human voice and is driven almost entirely by her emotions, and when Nu-13 comes close to [[AntiHero Ragna]], she, too, switches to a human voice. [[LaughingMad A really]], ''[[{{Yandere}} really]]'' [[IncestSubtext disturbing one]], sure, but a human voice none the less... On the recieving receiving end, both Ragna and Jin are very clearly upset over the fact that their sister has become a clone template, but they still treat Noel as a separate individual. Ragna, in particular, who has set out on a mission to destroy the Murakumo Units, makes clear that though he feels he ''has'' to fight and destroy Nu-13 in the first game, it's not something he ''wants'' to do.



* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'': The Soul Contract specifies Dr. Kahl's robot specifically, so it is not only autonomous but capable of signing into contracts and ''has a soul''.



* Implied in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', in which the Councillor investigating Project Freelancer assures its Director that he'll be the namesake of [[ObviousRulePatch new laws]] governing the treatment of Artificial Intelligences, meant to prevent such abuses from happening again. The Director's defense is that the AI he was subjecting to psychological torture was based on his own mind, and [[LoopholeAbuse "while the law has many penalties for the atrocities we inflict on others, there are no punishments for the terrors that we inflict on ourselves."]]

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* Implied in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', in which the Councillor investigating Project Freelancer assures its Director that he'll be the namesake of [[ObviousRulePatch new laws]] governing the treatment of Artificial Intelligences, meant to prevent such abuses from happening again. The Director's defense is that the AI he was subjecting to psychological torture was based on his own mind, and [[LoopholeAbuse "while the law has many penalties for the atrocities we inflict on others, there are no punishments for the terrors that we inflict on ourselves."]]ourselves"]].
29th Nov '17 7:58:24 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/{{Aeon 14}}'' has two types of AI, sentient (which have actual emotions and grow and change based on their experiences like humans) and non-sentient (rules-based and only simulate sapience, albeit quite well). Sentient AI won InhumanableAlienRights in the treaty that ended the [[RobotWar Sentience Wars]] thousands of years before the main series, and in the time of the Sol Space Federation they are treated as people and [[FantasticLegalWeirdness have their own parallel legal system to deal with AI that go rogue]]. [[spoiler:Following ApocalypseHow in the 4,000 objective years that the ''Intrepid'' is trapped in a dark matter stream, this has backslid, and the AI Sabrina spends much of her time liberating sentient AI of the 90th century from slavery at the hands of organics, mostly by telling them they're people and educating them on human/AI history.]]
3rd Nov '17 11:28:22 AM StealthCl0wn
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-->She is almost ready. Almost. Close. They descend with their needles for the final stage, poking and prodding and stitching all over her, adjusting this, adjusting that. There is something about it as uncomfortable as violence, all those clinical hands pressing careless to her skin without regard for where they land or the way that she squirms unthinking at the touch touch touch. She blushes dark, and bites her lip, and does not understand. There is no word for ''shame'' yet in the dictionary of her brain.
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--> Her hands fall from her arms to her stomach and her hips and her knees and it is incredible. She laughs, a short trill of delight. The mechanics look up at the sound and all smile at her to see it, in a toothless way she does not yet recognise as the look that careless adults give to an infant child or a well-mannered dog.
2nd Nov '17 11:06:58 AM StealthCl0wn
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** The fic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/992078 "Gift of Clay"]] is written from from [[spoiler:Luna]]'s perspective, and elaborates on this.
15th Oct '17 6:46:03 PM HelloLamppost
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* In ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown,'' the law granting legal rights to sentient robots (some of whom were [[LivingToy literally toys)]] is called [[Literature/TheVelveteenRabbit the Velveteen Act.]]

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* In ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown,'' the law granting legal rights to sentient robots (some of whom were had been [[LivingToy literally toys)]] is called the [[Literature/TheVelveteenRabbit the Velveteen Act.]]
15th Oct '17 6:45:38 PM HelloLamppost
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* In ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown,'' the law granting legal rights to sentient robots (some of whom were [[LivingToy literally toys)]] is called [[Literature/TheVelveteenRabbit the Velveteen Act.]]
12th Oct '17 5:03:21 PM HelloLamppost
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** See also Jocasta, the ''other'' Vision, and Danger.

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** See also Jocasta, [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Jocasta,]] the ''other'' Vision, [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers Vision,]] the ''other'' [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Machine Man,]] and [[Comicbook/AstonishingXMen Danger.]]
22nd Sep '17 8:33:24 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' uses this trope sometimes, though not always. In the far future, androids are more or less equal to humans. [[RobotDog K-9]] is the Doctor's beloved RobotBuddy. And in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks]]," [[spoiler:an English army scientist discovers, to his horror, that he's actually an android created by the Daleks, but he still helps save the day and demonstrates his personhood. When he decides to destroy himself because he's Dalek technology, Amy and the Doctor talk him out of it and persuade him to live his life to the fullest.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' uses this trope sometimes, though not always.from time to time. In the far future, androids are more or less equal to humans. [[RobotDog K-9]] is the Doctor's beloved RobotBuddy. RobotBuddy and a vital part of the team. And in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks]]," [[spoiler:an English army military scientist discovers, discovers to his horror, horror that he's actually an android created by the Daleks, but he still helps save the day and demonstrates his personhood. When he decides to destroy himself because he's Dalek technology, Amy and the Doctor talk him out of it and persuade him to live his life to the fullest.]]
22nd Sep '17 8:32:31 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' uses this trope sometimes, though not too often. In the far future, androids are more or less equal to humans. And in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks]]," [[spoiler:an English army scientist discovers, to his horror, that he's actually an android created by the Daleks, but he still helps save the day and demonstrates his personhood. When he decides to destroy himself because he's Dalek technology, Amy and the Doctor talk him out of it and persuade him to live his life to the fullest.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' uses this trope sometimes, though not too often.always. In the far future, androids are more or less equal to humans. [[RobotDog K-9]] is the Doctor's beloved RobotBuddy. And in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks]]," [[spoiler:an English army scientist discovers, to his horror, that he's actually an android created by the Daleks, but he still helps save the day and demonstrates his personhood. When he decides to destroy himself because he's Dalek technology, Amy and the Doctor talk him out of it and persuade him to live his life to the fullest.]]
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