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1st Feb '16 5:57:26 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* Webcomic/TheGoodWitch: WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong when you give magic powers to a trans girl who's bullied by apparently everyone in town? Her turning into a psychopath that makes [[NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown,]] [[VillainProtagonist of all people,]] look like a candidate for sainthood!
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* Webcomic/TheGoodWitch: WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong when you give magic powers to a trans girl who's bullied by apparently everyone in town? Her turning into a psychopath that makes [[NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown,]] [[VillainProtagonist of all people,]] look like in a candidate for sainthood!"magical girl inheritance" trope gone awry.
25th Jan '16 4:11:47 PM eroock
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->"This is a ''bad experiment!'' We are ''bad people!!'' ''WHY DID WE USHER FORTH THE GREEN APOCALYPSE!?''"
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->"This ->''"This is a ''bad experiment!'' bad experiment! We are ''bad people!!'' ''WHY bad people!! WHY DID WE USHER FORTH THE GREEN APOCALYPSE!?''"APOCALYPSE!?"''
17th Jan '16 4:37:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarControl 2'' has several examples: first, the Slylandro Probes. The Slylandro meant to program the Probes to go out and make contact with other alien species, and in the meantime, self-replicate using nearby raw materials. They accidentally set the priority for "self-replicate" above "make contact", unfortunately, meaning that the Probes see ''everything'' as raw materials to be used in self-replicating (the Slylandro are horrified when they learn of this). The other example is the Mycon, a race of sentient fungi engineered by the {{Precursors}} as a terraforming system... that, due to several millenia of being left to its own devices with no input, now terraforms in reverse, seeking out fertile, beautiful planets and turning them into hellish firestorms in which to make more Mycon.
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* ''StarControl 2'' ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' has several examples: first, the Slylandro Probes. The Slylandro meant to program the Probes to go out and make contact with other alien species, and in the meantime, self-replicate using nearby raw materials. They accidentally set the priority for "self-replicate" above "make contact", unfortunately, meaning that the Probes see ''everything'' as raw materials to be used in self-replicating (the Slylandro are horrified when they learn of this). The other example is the Mycon, a race of sentient fungi engineered by the {{Precursors}} as a terraforming system... that, due to several millenia of being left to its own devices with no input, now terraforms in reverse, seeking out fertile, beautiful planets and turning them into hellish firestorms in which to make more Mycon.
1st Jan '16 1:56:04 PM StarSword
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* ''Fanfic/AVoiceInTheWilderness'' presents an OriginStory for the Borg Collective of this sort. Preserver scientists on a planet in the Delta Quadrant were attempting to create {{nanomachines}} for medical purposes, but the nanites somehow merged with an ArtificialIntelligence that spread through the planet's {{Alternet}}, becoming the first Borg Queen, One of One. The present-day Queen happened later, after the surviving Preservers managed to capture and imprison One of One's central processor.
19th Dec '15 12:06:45 PM Chariset
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The basic setup is simple: You have an outpost, a laboratory, a factory, or other facility dedicated to the research and production of technological marvels, staffed with [[ForScience flighty scientists]] and [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious people]] pursuing a goal with the aims of profit, peace, or other [[JustThinkOfThePotential potential applications.]] Oh. Did we mention that the research is into [[ScaleOfScientificSins cheating death?]] Or that the forest that those free market capitalists are clear-cutting just happens to be rumored to have an ancient IndianBurialGround somewhere within it?
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The basic setup is simple: You have an outpost, a laboratory, a factory, or other facility dedicated to the research and production of technological marvels, staffed with [[ForScience flighty scientists]] and [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious people]] persons]] pursuing a goal with the aims of profit, peace, or other [[JustThinkOfThePotential potential applications.]] Oh. Did And did we mention that the research is into on [[ScaleOfScientificSins cheating death?]] Or that the forest that those free market capitalists are clear-cutting just happens to be rumored to have an ancient IndianBurialGround somewhere within it?

In their quest to advance human understanding, make a profit, help humanity, design a doomsday device, or otherwise undertake a high risk, high payoff enterprise, these people will have something '''Go Horribly Wrong!'''
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In the course of their reasonable, maybe even noble quest to advance human understanding, scientific knowledge, make a profit, help humanity, design a doomsday device, or otherwise undertake a high risk, high payoff enterprise, these people risk/high reward venture, ''something'' will have something '''Go Horribly Wrong!''' go horribly wrong.
14th Dec '15 11:45:01 AM Willbyr
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** Someone asked along the line why, 40,000 years in the future, the Imperium seems to not have any robots at all, at most an automated defense array or like that. Because, tens of thousands of years in "the past", they DID have robots all over the galaxy.. Until they [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters decided they didn't want to be slaves any more]] and started a war that almost decimated the human race. Thus started a ban that, millenia later, has been incorporated as sacred law into the tech-worshiping religion of the Mechanicum. That's basically the [[CrapsackWorld best case scenario]] when something goes wrong here.
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** Someone asked along the line why, 40,000 years in the future, the Imperium seems to not have any robots at all, at most an automated defense array or like that. Because, tens of thousands of years in "the past", they DID have robots all over the galaxy.. Until galaxy...until they [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters decided they didn't want to be slaves any more]] and started a war that almost decimated annihilated the human race. race and all but destroyed humanity's entire technological base. Thus started a ban that, millenia millennia later, has been incorporated as sacred law into the tech-worshiping religion of the Mechanicum. That's basically the [[CrapsackWorld best case scenario]] when something goes wrong here.
14th Nov '15 11:32:30 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the Emperor considers the Imperium in its [[CrapsackWorld current state]] this trope writ large. He believes that Malcador's Marines Errant turning into the Inquisition are also this. He's pretty much right.
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* In ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the Emperor considers the Imperium in its [[CrapsackWorld current state]] this trope writ large. He believes that Malcador's Marines Errant turning into the Inquisition are also this. He's pretty much right.
8th Nov '15 6:37:14 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/AlastairReynolds's ''RevelationSpace'' universe, while the origin of [[PlanetEater Greenfly]] is never explicitly revealed, it's strongly implied to have originated as some ancient race's (or distant future humans'... don't ask) terraforming device of sorts (as the artificial planetoids it transforms all planetary matter into are technically habitable).
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* In Creator/AlastairReynolds's ''RevelationSpace'' ''Literature/RevelationSpace'' universe, while the origin of [[PlanetEater Greenfly]] is never explicitly revealed, it's strongly implied to have originated as some ancient race's (or distant future humans'... don't ask) terraforming device of sorts (as the artificial planetoids it transforms all planetary matter into are technically habitable).
30th Oct '15 3:31:45 PM Specialist290
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* In The City and the Stars, by A. C. Clarke, the hyperadvanced galactic civilization of the far future sets out to create a fully disembodied intellect so as to create a being that may comprehend the universe without the defining bias of physical form, which it hopes will be its crowning achievment in a galaxy it no longer feels challenged by. They succeed, but [[spoiler: the first attempt creates the Mad Mind, which is vast and powerful, but, alas, as the name suggests, quite insane. The galactic civilization eventually wins the subsequent war to contain the Mad Mind, but at the cost of widespread galactic-scale devastation, with most of the Milky Way's stars blown up or prematurely aged by the conflict's end.]]
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* In The City and the Stars, ''Literature/TheCityAndTheStars'', by A. C. Clarke, the hyperadvanced galactic civilization of the far future sets out to create a fully disembodied intellect so as to create a being that may comprehend the universe without the defining bias of physical form, which it hopes will be its crowning achievment achievement in a galaxy it no longer feels challenged by. They succeed, but [[spoiler: the first attempt creates the Mad Mind, which is vast and powerful, but, alas, as the name suggests, quite insane. The galactic civilization eventually wins the subsequent war to contain the Mad Mind, but at the cost of widespread galactic-scale devastation, with most of the Milky Way's stars blown up or prematurely aged by the conflict's end.]]
27th Oct '15 7:36:54 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'': Dr. Robotnik planned for his CoDragons, Scratch and Grounder, to be hyper-competent {{Super Soldier}}s who could easily defeat Sonic. Instead, he got the exact opposite: two LethallyStupid clowns who Sonic regularly outsmarts and runs circles around.
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