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3rd Feb '17 12:56:14 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* This short quest forms building blocks for ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}} where the Railroad, humans who help liberate and integrate runaway synths, become a major player in the Commonwealth. The Railroad still helps synths 20 years after ''3'' though they are more extreme in their methods, if they weren't already before.

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* This short quest forms building blocks for ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}} 4}}'' where the Railroad, humans who help liberate and integrate runaway synths, become a major player in the Commonwealth. The Railroad still helps synths 20 years after ''3'' though they are more extreme in their methods, if they weren't already before.
7th Jan '17 4:03:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' has a robot ask his creator if he has a soul. The scientist responds that, yes, as a thinking, aware being, he now has a soul as the universe bestows one on any creature that achieves awareness. It then takes a [[NightmareFuel horrifying]] turn as the robot suddenly wonders why it feels like they've had this conversion before. The scientist specifies that they have it every three years, then [[PoweredByAForsakenChild drains the robots soul from its body]] and adds it to a storage tank.

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* ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' has a robot ask his creator if he has a soul. The scientist responds that, yes, as a thinking, aware being, he now has a soul as the universe bestows one on any creature that achieves awareness. It then takes a [[NightmareFuel horrifying]] turn as the robot suddenly wonders why it feels like they've had this conversion before. The scientist specifies that they have it every three years, then [[PoweredByAForsakenChild drains the robots soul from its body]] and adds it to a storage tank.
31st Dec '16 7:56:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''FriendshipIsWitchcraft'': The kids are cheerfully taught in school that robots don't have souls and are second-class citizens, while androids ''do'' have souls [[RobotGirl Sweetie Belle]] is one of the few moral[[note]][[CrapsackWorld (least amoral)]][[/note]] characters in the series, but it is never made clear whether she is a robot or android.

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* ''FriendshipIsWitchcraft'': ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'': The kids are cheerfully taught in school that robots don't have souls and are second-class citizens, while androids ''do'' have souls [[RobotGirl Sweetie Belle]] is one of the few moral[[note]][[CrapsackWorld (least amoral)]][[/note]] characters in the series, but it is never made clear whether she is a robot or android.
17th Dec '16 5:53:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** The episode ''The Measure of a Man'' has Data fighting for his rights as a sentient being.

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** The episode ''The "The Measure of a Man'' Man" has Data fighting for his rights as a sentient being.
17th Dec '16 5:53:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''The Measure of a Man'' has Data fighting for his rights as a sentient being.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
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The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''The Measure of a Man'' has Data fighting for his rights as a sentient being.
11th Dec '16 9:33:20 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** Another episode shows Bender does indeed dream...of ones and zeroes. It quickly turns into a nightmare when a 2 appears.
11th Dec '16 9:26:51 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** One episode has Bender walk casually through a soul detector without it going off. [[RuleOfFunny Make of that what you will.]]
7th Dec '16 1:45:49 AM Bronzethumb
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* ''{{Series/Westworld}}'': Some of the androids start to "wake up" and realize what happens in the park, reacting with very human-like fear and anger, indicating they either are or may be growing into sapient beings.

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* ''{{Series/Westworld}}'': Some Like the film, the series is set in a Wild West theme park where "guests" (human beings) interact with "hosts" (androids who are unaware of their true nature), who are beginning to wake up and realise what kind of abuse they suffer for the guests' gratification. [[spoiler:One of the androids start park's creators, Arnold, gave his life in an unsuccessful attempt to "wake up" protect the hosts when he saw merely the ''potential'' for true consciousness, and realize what happens in the park, reacting with very human-like fear and anger, indicating they either are or may be growing before his death, he built a "maze" into sapient beings.the park that could teach hosts to be truly self-aware.]] In contrast, park director Dr. Ford claims there is no benchmark or tipping point for consciousness.
3rd Dec '16 1:33:57 PM Kigali
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** In the first game, the geth are uniformly your enemies, even though you can argue about the initial rebellion with Tali. In the sequel, you get a "true geth" teammate, Legion, who explains that the geth working for the [[EldritchAbomination Reapers]] are a separate geth faction, the "heretics"; normal geth [[HeroicNeutral just want to be left alone]]. In game dialogue with Legion, this trope comes up quite a few times as well.

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** In the first game, the geth are uniformly your enemies, even though you can argue about the initial rebellion with Tali. In the sequel, sequels, you get a "true geth" teammate, Legion, who explains that the geth working for the [[EldritchAbomination Reapers]] are a separate geth faction, the "heretics"; normal geth [[HeroicNeutral just want to be left alone]]. In game dialogue with Legion, this trope comes up quite a few times as well.



*** Legion has a piece of Commander Shepard's N7 armor welded to him, a seemingly impromptu repair job from a sniper rifle shot. If you pressure Legion and ask why he used a piece of ''your'' armor as a repair job? [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove "...No data available."]]

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*** Legion has a piece of Commander Shepard's N7 armor welded to him, them, a seemingly impromptu repair job from a sniper rifle shot. If you pressure Legion and ask why he they used a piece of ''your'' armor as a repair job? [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove "...No data available."]]



** There's a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the third game (assuming certain prior conditions are met) when Tali [[spoiler:tells Legion that yes, he has a soul. EDI also states that the fact that Legion refers to himself as "I" rather than "We" in his last moments indicates that he achieved full sentience.]]

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** There's a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the third game (assuming certain prior conditions are met) when Tali [[spoiler:tells Legion that yes, he has they have a soul. EDI also states that the fact that Legion refers to himself themself as "I" rather than "We" in his their last moments indicates that he they achieved full sentience.]]
20th Nov '16 5:33:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' deliberately asks this question, especially with [[RobotGirl Cameron]]. interestingly, while Cameron remains an unabashedly mechanical entity ruthlessly bound by her programming to protect [[spoiler:and kill]] John Connor, within that programming she shows remarkably human-like tendencies, such as enjoying certain types of music, practicing ballet, or pondering getting a tattoo. She also shows hints of emotion in spite of being supposedly emotionless, with worries and concerns about suicide [[spoiler: after she goes "bad" and tries to kill John]], confusion and annoyance when John picks up a girlfriend, and what has to be the closest thing to ''emotionless'' angst pertaining to [[spoiler: her conflicting desires to both protect and to kill John]].

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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
** The show
deliberately asks this question, especially with [[RobotGirl Cameron]]. interestingly, while Cameron remains an unabashedly mechanical entity ruthlessly bound by her programming to protect [[spoiler:and kill]] John Connor, within that programming she shows remarkably human-like tendencies, such as enjoying certain types of music, practicing ballet, or pondering getting a tattoo. She also shows hints of emotion in spite of being supposedly emotionless, with worries and concerns about suicide [[spoiler: after she goes "bad" and tries to kill John]], confusion and annoyance when John picks up a girlfriend, and what has to be the closest thing to ''emotionless'' angst pertaining to [[spoiler: her conflicting desires to both protect and to kill John]].
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