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24th Jul '16 10:17:30 PM rjd1922
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* In PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor, TEC calls himself this [[spoiler: during his final moments, to convince Mario and co. to stop wasting time worrying about him and to go save Peach.]]

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* In PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor, ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', TEC calls himself this [[spoiler: during his final moments, to convince Mario and co. to stop wasting time worrying about him and to go save Peach.]]



* The robots built by Sumdac's company in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' to perform manual labour and generally run Detroit are indeed [[JustAMachine just machines]]. At one point, Soundwave attempts to have these robots [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters revolt]], believing that logically humanity ought to serve robots. Upon enacting his plan, Sari is quick to point out that the robots haven't gained sentience, they are simply following their programming; programming that Soundwave hacked.

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* The robots built by Sumdac's company in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' to perform manual labour and generally run Detroit are indeed [[JustAMachine just machines]].machines. At one point, Soundwave attempts to have these robots [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters revolt]], believing that logically humanity ought to serve robots. Upon enacting his plan, Sari is quick to point out that the robots haven't gained sentience, they are simply following their programming; programming that Soundwave hacked.
3rd Jul '16 7:33:36 PM nombretomado
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* Marendar from the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' online serials is a being specifically created to kill the denizens of the Matoran Universe in case they don't shut down by themselves after Mata Nui (a HumongousMecha housing said universe) fulfills his mission. Their creators, the Great Beings, thought that the MU inhabitants would still be the same non-sentient machines the had designed them as, but instead, they developed an entire culture, making Marendar an unintentional mass-murderer. This issue wasn't touched upon much because the series was LeftHanging.

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* Marendar from the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' online serials is a being specifically created to kill the denizens of the Matoran Universe in case they don't shut down by themselves after Mata Nui (a HumongousMecha housing said universe) fulfills his mission. Their creators, the Great Beings, thought that the MU inhabitants would still be the same non-sentient machines the had designed them as, but instead, they developed an entire culture, making Marendar an unintentional mass-murderer. This issue wasn't touched upon much because the series was LeftHanging.
19th Jun '16 11:39:51 AM Moopsball
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* In an unusual example from a ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'', the BigBad's robots try to talk him into surrendering to the police, causing him to lash out and call one of them [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos411.html an "ungrateful device"]]. As noted in TheRant, trying to insult the robot in this way shows that Haas knows Dryden is a person with feelings to hurt.
11th Jun '16 8:17:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Tekken}}'': Jin's response after Alisa getting beaten to crap by Lars to the point of shutting down is this. "Good riddance. I should've built one that protects me better". [[TranquilFury Lars doesn't take it well.]]

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* ''{{Tekken}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'': Jin's response after Alisa getting beaten to crap by Lars to the point of shutting down is this. "Good riddance. I should've built one that protects me better". [[TranquilFury Lars doesn't take it well.]]
4th Jun '16 8:38:15 AM BlackSunNocturne
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* This is zigzagged in ''VideoGame/Overwatch''; because of an earlier RobotWar some characters feel fine referring to Omnics as 'scrap metal,' 'bucket of bolts,' etc. However, among the player characters that have trait it isn't clear if they actually believe this or just subscribe to FantasticRacism. Complicating the matter is the order of Omnic Monks that seek to heal the wounds of the war, and claim they have a soul...

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* This is zigzagged in ''VideoGame/Overwatch''; ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''; because of an earlier RobotWar some characters feel fine referring to Omnics as 'scrap metal,' 'bucket of bolts,' etc. However, among the player characters that have trait it isn't clear if they actually believe this or just subscribe to FantasticRacism. Complicating the matter is the order of Omnic Monks that seek to heal the wounds of the war, and claim they have a soul...
30th May '16 4:31:23 PM Masterweaver
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* This is zigzagged in ''VideoGame/Overwatch''; because of an earlier RobotWar some characters feel fine referring to Omnics as 'scrap metal,' 'bucket of bolts,' etc. However, among the player characters that have trait it isn't clear if they actually believe this or just subscribe to FantasticRacism. Complicating the matter is the order of Omnic Monks that seek to heal the wounds of the war, and claim they have a soul...
23rd May '16 9:44:14 AM Gamermaster
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** Happens again to Chachamaru in chapter 312 when [[spoiler: Quartum [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe cuts her in half]] and tries to kill her (even referring to her as "a doll". Note that this was after it had been unquestionably proven that she had a soul.]] [[PapaWolf Negi]] [[CurbStompBattle was]] [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe not]] [[LaserGuidedKarma amused]].

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** Happens again to Chachamaru in chapter 312 when [[spoiler: Quartum [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe cuts her in half]] and tries to kill her (even referring to her as "a doll".doll"). Note that this was after it had been unquestionably proven that she had a soul.]] [[PapaWolf Negi]] [[CurbStompBattle was]] [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe not]] [[LaserGuidedKarma amused]]. amused]].]]
23rd May '16 9:36:45 AM Gamermaster
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** Happens again to Chachamaru in chapter 312 when [[spoiler: Quartum [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe cuts her in half]] and tries to kill her (even referring to her as "a doll". Note that this was after it had been unquestionably proven that she had a soul.]] [[PapaWolf Negi]] [[CurbStompBattle was]] [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe not]] [[LaserGuidedKarma amused]].
9th May '16 1:32:29 PM Vermilion
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* In the Manga/MahouSenseiNegima chapter ''The Logic of Illogic'', Hakase viewed Chachamaru as JustAMachine until she found Chachamaru's video folders, which were loaded with shots of Negi (and cats).

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* In the Manga/MahouSenseiNegima chapter ''The Logic of Illogic'', Hakase viewed Chachamaru as JustAMachine until she found Chachamaru's video folders, which were loaded with shots of Negi [[RoboShip Negi]] (and cats).[[KindHeartedCatLover cats]]).
** The most convincing moment being: [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming Chachamaru stopping Hakase from futher inspecting those folders]] [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters (with force).]]
7th Apr '16 1:04:42 PM Gorthaff
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It can get pretty odd when the machines themselves claim this is the case.

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It can get pretty odd when the machines themselves claim this is the case.
case. Note that the trope has seldom been played straight since the earliest days of science fiction. If it is implied to be self aware there will at least be a lampshade on this trope.
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