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28th Jan '16 10:52:39 AM Gamermaster
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* All artificial humanoid constructs are treated as humans by default in the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' universe, including cyborgs, clones with constructed personalities, [[PureMagicBeing living magical programs]] running off another mage's {{mana}}, and full androids whose creator accidentally gave [[PersonalityChip human-level personalities]].
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* All artificial humanoid constructs are treated as humans by default in the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' universe, including cyborgs, clones with constructed personalities, [[PureMagicBeing living magical programs]] running off another mage's {{mana}}, and full androids whose creator accidentally gave [[PersonalityChip human-level personalities]]. The series actually takes it even further than most by having the {{Empathic Weapon}}s treated as people.
11th Jan '16 9:26:00 PM Yozzy
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* This is expanded upon in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. The androids (known as "Synths") from the Institute are treated as tools by the Institute and are [[FantasticRacism discriminated as a whole]] by the Brotherhood of Steel, there exists the [[UndergroundRailroad Railroad]] faction who treats them as people and saves, protects and helps runaway Synths live normal lives.
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* This is expanded upon in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. The [[ReluctantMadScientist Institute]] created androids (known known as "Synths") "Synths" to act as their eyes, ears, and hands, and consider them no more than tools. While the basic Synth is very clearly a robot with a gun, and it's an open question whether they have the faculties to actually qualify as people; advanced synths are [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot indistinguishable from humans]], and actually do have those qualifications. Because the Institute Synths, even many of the advanced kind are treated as tools by used for the Institute Institute's dirty work, including many seemingly random abductions and are killings, the common people regard Synths with [[FantasticRacism discriminated as a whole]] open hatred and paranoia]], particularly about [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse who may and may not]] have been [[KillAndReplace replaced by a synth]]. This especially extends to the [[KnightTemplar Brotherhood of Steel, there exists Steel]]. This has caused the existence of [[UndergroundRailroad Railroad]] the Railroad]], a faction who are sympathetic to the Synths, though not the Institute, and treats them the Synths as people and saves, protects and helps runaway Synths live normal lives.
22nd Nov '15 2:12:09 AM ironcommando
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* This is expanded upon in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. The androids (known as "Synths") from the Institute are treated as tools by the Institute and are [[FantasticRacism discriminated as a whole]] by the Brotherhood of Steel, there exists the [[UndergroundRailroad Railroad]] faction who treats them as people and saves, protects and helps runaway Synths live normal lives.
15th Nov '15 12:56:04 PM hamza678
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* Exploration of this trope is pretty much the point of the Marvel characters 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 [[{{Character/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.]]
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* Exploration of this trope is pretty much the point of the Marvel characters 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 [[{{Character/Ultron}} [[{{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.]]
13th Nov '15 9:35:15 AM Willbyr
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* Androids 16,17, 18 from ''DragonBallZ'', although 17 and 18 started off as bad guys.
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* Androids 16,17, 18 from ''DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', although 17 and 18 started off as bad guys.

* All artificial humanoid constructs are treated as humans by default in the ''LyricalNanoha'' universe, including cyborgs, clones with constructed personalities, [[PureMagicBeing living magical programs]] running off another mage's {{mana}}, and full androids whose creator accidentally gave [[PersonalityChip human-level personalities]].
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* All artificial humanoid constructs are treated as humans by default in the ''LyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' universe, including cyborgs, clones with constructed personalities, [[PureMagicBeing living magical programs]] running off another mage's {{mana}}, and full androids whose creator accidentally gave [[PersonalityChip human-level personalities]].

* Data of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is treated as a full crew-member except by season 2's Doctor Pulaski, but even she changed her mind, and she was a DoctorJerk to begin with. The episode ''The Measure of a Man'' was dedicated to exploring this: Commander Bruce Maddox wants to reverse-engineer Data, but Data refuses to submit, believing that Maddox won't be able to put him back together properly. He even goes so far as to tender his resignation from Starfleet to keep Maddox from opening him up. Commander Riker is ordered to serve as advocate for the prosecution when Maddox gets the judge advocate general involved, making the argument that Data is not a person, but Starfleet property, so he cannot resign nor refuse the procedure. Picard defends Data with the argument that while Data is a machine, he's also a person with aspirations, goals, and purpose. He fulfills two of the three criteria for sentience (intelligence and self-awareness) and the last one (consciousness) is not measurable by outsiders, so to refuse Data the rights of a person would make TheFederation potentially guilty of creating a slave race if they mass produce his kind.
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* Franchise/StarTrek: ** Data of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is treated as a full crew-member except by season 2's Doctor Pulaski, but even she changed her mind, and she was a DoctorJerk to begin with. The episode ''The "The Measure of a Man'' Man" was dedicated to exploring this: Commander Bruce Maddox wants to reverse-engineer Data, but Data refuses to submit, believing that Maddox won't be able to put him back together properly. He even goes so far as to tender his resignation from Starfleet to keep Maddox from opening him up. Commander Riker is ordered to serve as advocate for the prosecution when Maddox gets the judge advocate general involved, making the argument that Data is not a person, but Starfleet property, so he cannot resign nor refuse the procedure. Picard defends Data with the argument that while Data is a machine, he's also a person with aspirations, goals, and purpose. He fulfills two of the three criteria for sentience (intelligence and self-awareness) and the last one (consciousness) is not measurable by outsiders, so to refuse Data the rights of a person would make TheFederation potentially guilty of creating a slave race if they mass produce his kind.
18th Oct '15 7:13:40 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Tron}} universe goes bonkers with this. While the films, games, and ''TronUprising'' series use the Programs' [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman non-human status]] and peculiar way of dying as a form of BloodlessCarnage (and a way to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar depict some extremely violent and disturbing scenes]] in a {{Disney}} franchise), in-universe depictions portray the Programs and Isos as being every bit as alive and sentient as the Users who made them.
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* The {{Tron}} universe goes bonkers with this. While the films, games, and ''TronUprising'' series use the Programs' [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman non-human status]] and peculiar way of dying as a form of BloodlessCarnage (and a way to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar depict some extremely violent and disturbing scenes]] in a {{Disney}} {{Creator/Disney}} franchise), in-universe depictions portray the Programs and Isos as being every bit as alive and sentient as the Users who made them.
11th Oct '15 11:02:51 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''PhantasyStarOnline'' games, differences between humans and androids are never addressed or mentioned. It's entirely unnoticeable to everyone.
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* In the ''PhantasyStarOnline'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'' games, differences between humans and androids are never addressed or mentioned. It's entirely unnoticeable to everyone.
7th Sep '15 8:54:33 PM nombretomado
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* Exploration of this trope is pretty much the point of the Marvel characters TheVision and [[JackKirby Machine]] [[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 [[{{Character/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.]]
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* Exploration of this trope is pretty much the point of the Marvel characters TheVision and [[JackKirby [[Creator/JackKirby Machine]] [[NextWave [[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 [[{{Character/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.]]
28th Jul '15 9:24:46 AM MadCat221
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As we all know, ClonesAreExpendable, ArtificialHumans are [[ScaleOfScientificSins abominations]] against nature, and [[RobotRollCall robots]] are a [[AIIsACrapshoot crapshoot]]. 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
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As we all know, ClonesAreExpendable, ArtificialHumans are [[ScaleOfScientificSins abominations]] against nature, and [[RobotRollCall robots]] are a [[AIIsACrapshoot crapshoot]].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
28th Jul '15 9:09:27 AM TheDragonDemands
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** The regular androids aren't as self-aware as humans and aren't actually treated as "people". the [=DRNs=] are actually an ''earlier'' model that worked ''too well'': capable of near-genuine or genuine self-awareness, but this meant that they'd crack under the pressure of a human put in the same circumstances (if a human police officer saw a little girl get shot dead, he'd have a mental breakdown too - the bureaucrats decided it was simply because the line was defective and "crazy" to begin with, so they shelved the whole line).
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** The regular androids aren't as self-aware as humans and aren't actually treated as "people". the [=DRNs=] are actually an ''earlier'' model that worked ''too well'': capable of near-genuine or genuine self-awareness, but this meant that they'd crack under the pressure of just like a human put in the same circumstances (if a human police officer saw a little girl get shot dead, he'd have a mental breakdown too - the bureaucrats decided it was simply because the line was defective and "crazy" to begin with, so they shelved the whole line).
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