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29th Jun '17 7:54:11 PM Qrow
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In season 4, this becomes Aida's goal [[spoiler: after reads the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Darkhold]] and becomes self-aware.]] Deconstructed though. [[spoiler: Since she's never felt human emotions before, having them all be experienced at once is more than she knows how to process, and she doesn't respond to things like [[IfIcantHaveYou Fitz rejecting her]] [[{{Yandere}} romantic advances well at all]]. She gets compared to a newborn who doesn't know how to handle her feelings or accept not getting what she wants, but in this case she has enough power to kill hundreds of people because of it, having given her human body ''dozens'' of Inhuman powers.]]
4th Jun '17 3:50:50 AM rjd1922
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* Curie, a Ms. Nanny robot in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' assigned to medical research, finds her research efforts stymied by the nature of her physical being. The course of her personal quest line involves her being uploaded into a braindead donor synth body, resulting in an [[FirstTimeFeeling expansion of consciousness]].

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* Curie, a Ms. Nanny robot in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' assigned to medical research, finds her research efforts stymied by the nature of her physical being. The course of her personal quest line involves her being uploaded into a braindead donor synth body, resulting in an [[FirstTimeFeeling expansion of consciousness]].
12th May '17 3:36:32 AM veronchung27
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* The various ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' protagonists in ''[[Film/Terminato2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]'' and ''[[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines 3]].''
* Used and eventually subverted in the ''Film/ChildsPlay'' series. The premise of the first film is a serial killer who uses voodoo to transport his soul into a children's doll. For most of the series, he's trying to find another body to jump into. However, in the fifth film, he discards the idea. He decides that as "Chuckie" he's become an icon and that he never needs to worry about getting sick or old.

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* The various ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' protagonists in ''[[Film/Terminato2JudgmentDay ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]'' and ''[[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines 3]].''
* Used and eventually subverted in the ''Film/ChildsPlay'' series. The premise of the first film is a serial killer who uses voodoo to transport his soul into a children's doll. For most of the series, he's trying to find another body to jump into. However, in the fifth film, he discards the idea. He decides that as "Chuckie" "Chucky" he's become an icon and that he never needs to worry about getting sick or old.
11th May '17 11:38:35 PM Tehrannotaur
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* ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'' is all about the nature of the "human self" and what remains of it when the original body and brain gets increasingly replaced by cybernetic machines and computer programs. In the [[AWorldHalfFull slighty dystopian future]] most characters struggle with maintaining their "humanity" in a society based on apathy, indifference, and decadence. In ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex]]'' they are contrasted with the Tachikoma, which are completely mechanical beings with purely digital [=AIs=] that never had a soul to begin with, and completely subvert this trope. They are fully aware that they are machines and incapable of having a "ghost", which makes the nature of the "human self" all the much more fascinating and interesting to them. They are almost constantly debating amongst each other about the unique nature of humans, which can not be defined scientifically and therefore lies completely outside their own experience. But at the same time their personalities are defined by the amazement and curiosity about the world, their child-like joy of life, compassion and self-sacrifice that people have mostly lost, making them much more human than the actual humans, but are completely oblivious about it.

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* ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'' is all about the nature of the "human self" and what remains of it when the original body and brain gets increasingly replaced by cybernetic machines and computer programs. In the [[AWorldHalfFull slighty dystopian future]] most characters struggle with maintaining their "humanity" in a society based on apathy, indifference, and decadence. In ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex]]'' they are contrasted with the Tachikoma, which are completely mechanical beings with purely digital [=AIs=] that never had a soul to begin with, and completely subvert this trope. They are fully aware that they are machines and incapable of having a "ghost", which makes the nature of the "human self" all the much more fascinating and interesting to them. They are almost constantly debating amongst each other about the unique nature of humans, which can not be defined scientifically and therefore lies completely outside their own experience. But at the same time their personalities are defined by the amazement and curiosity about the world, their child-like joy of life, compassion and self-sacrifice [[HumansAreBastards that people have mostly lost, making them much more human than the actual humans, humans]], but are completely oblivious about it.
15th Apr '17 1:56:34 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of ''{{Tron}}: [[{{Tron20}} Ghost in the Machine]]'', [[spoiler: The unified Jet.exe]] gets offered a chance to be uploaded into the User world, [[spoiler: but when he learns it would mean the destruction of the server he lives on, [[DefiedTrope Jet.exe throws away the chance and chooses to live out his runtime as an ordinary Program]] without hesitation or regret.]]

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* At the end of ''{{Tron}}: [[{{Tron20}} [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Ghost in the Machine]]'', [[spoiler: The unified Jet.exe]] gets offered a chance to be uploaded into the User world, [[spoiler: but when he learns it would mean the destruction of the server he lives on, [[DefiedTrope Jet.exe throws away the chance and chooses to live out his runtime as an ordinary Program]] without hesitation or regret.]]
2nd Apr '17 4:11:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''PhantasyStarIV'',

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* ''PhantasyStarIV'',''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'',
8th Feb '17 9:10:26 PM Ambaryerno
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** Used to symbolic effect in ''Comicbook/AllNewWolverine'' issue 17: Pinocchio's transformation from puppet to real boy is directly juxtaposed with Laura finally breaking free of her conditioning to the trigger scent, literally "cutting her strings" and making her a puppet no more.
1st Feb '17 12:37:15 AM Otyugra
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* Played with very dark humor in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. When Pinocchio and Gepetto aare stuck in the whale, Billy is also eaten. Gepetto, thrilled to have a human companion, begins to act as if Billy were his real son. Pinocchio, out of jealousy, decides that the only way to become a real boy, is to eat Billy, and get his soul. HilarityEnsues.

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* This trope is the entire premise of ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones''. In his own kid-friendly show (notably, one of the last to ever be fully cel animated), Robot Jones spends each episode analyzing his high school so as to fit in with his human classmates. Like many tv shows, as it went on, it deviated more and more from this [[StrictlyFormula core episodic formula]].
* Played with very dark humor in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. When Pinocchio and Gepetto aare are stuck in the whale, Billy is also eaten. Gepetto, thrilled to have a human companion, begins to act as if Billy were his real son. Pinocchio, out of jealousy, decides that the only way to become a real boy, is to eat Billy, and get his soul. HilarityEnsues.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Dummy Love", the Aqua Teens get two murderous ventriloquist dummies and Shake uses them for a stageshow. Unfortunately for him, Meatwad wishes them human, which leads to Shake getting pissed, trying to kill them and going to prison for attempted murder.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Dummy Love", the Aqua Teens get two murderous ventriloquist dummies and Shake uses them for a stageshow.stage show. Unfortunately for him, Meatwad wishes them human, which leads to Shake getting pissed, trying to kill them and going to prison for attempted murder.
30th Jan '17 6:20:05 AM cybertoy0
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** The AI fragment Sigma of Project Freelancer was fascinated by the concept of "Metastability", which was basically the stage where an AI becomes indistinguishable from a normal mind. To accomplish this, he created the Meta by brainwashing Agent Maine and having him steal the other AI fragments in order to become whole. In season 13, Locust assumes the Meta was trying to become the perfect weapon, only for Aiden Price to explain that what the Meta truly wanted was to become human.
15th Dec '16 4:15:48 AM LentilSandEater
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* Lampshaded in a host segment to the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode "Film/IAccuseMyParents," when Tom wants to become a real live boy, so Crow paints him "nude" color.

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* Lampshaded Discussed in a typically BlackComedy way in a host segment to the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode "Film/IAccuseMyParents," when Tom wants to become a real live boy, so Crow paints him "nude" color.
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