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6th Oct '17 7:46:00 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': Gir is usually harmless and incredibly stupid, but when locked into "duty mode" by a new remote control, he becomes ruthlessly effective and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness decides Zim is holding the mission back.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': Gir GIR is usually [[MinionWithAnFInEvil harmless and incredibly stupid, stupid]], but when locked into "duty mode" by a new remote control, control in "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff", he becomes ruthlessly effective and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters decides Zim is holding the mission back.]]
11th Aug '17 6:19:02 AM Medinoc
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* The "Destruction Chip" in ''Film/{{Robot}}''.

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* The "Destruction Chip" in ''Film/{{Robot}}''.''Film/{{Robot}}'' is implanted into the robot as sabotage to cause it to go evil.



* ''Film/{{JudgeDredd}}'', like the comic it was based on, had a cyborg with a dial.



* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', [[BigBad Zenith]] is a perfection-obsessed [[spoiler: [[RobotGirl android]]]] creature of indeterminate species [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/07/04/nothing-like-a-good-rant/ who would like nothing more than to conquer the galaxy.]] However, [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/03/04/are-you-still-sure-you-want-to-reboot/ once she's rebooted in "Safe Mode," she returns to her original personality: Fortiscue's friendly, helpful, fashion-conscious lab assistant.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', [[BigBad Zenith]] is a perfection-obsessed [[spoiler: [[RobotGirl android]]]] creature of indeterminate species [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/07/04/nothing-like-a-good-rant/ who would like nothing more than to conquer the galaxy.]] However, [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/03/04/are-you-still-sure-you-want-to-reboot/ once she's rebooted in "Safe Mode," she returns to her original personality: Fortiscue's friendly, helpful, fashion-conscious lab assistant.]] And then [[spoiler:she goes evil again and [[ArcFatigue the arc continues]].]]
10th Jun '17 2:12:52 AM Az_Tech341
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Some especially evil robots have Bad / Worse for their dials, or other stranger settings. Usually a built in form of {{brainwash|ed}}ing/FaceHeelTurn that means robot AIIsACrapshoot.

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Some especially evil robots have Bad / Worse for their dials, or other stranger settings. Usually a built in built-in form of {{brainwash|ed}}ing/FaceHeelTurn that means robot AIIsACrapshoot.



See also SecondLawMyAss, InventionalWisdom and MirrorMoralityMachine. Compare RestrainingBolt, MoralityChip and BerserkButton.

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See also SecondLawMyAss, InventionalWisdom InventionalWisdom, and MirrorMoralityMachine. Compare RestrainingBolt, MoralityChip MoralityChip, and BerserkButton.
7th Mar '17 5:25:23 PM nombretomado
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--> (solemnly and sadly) "This isn't a war, it's murder." [flicks switch] (imitating [[MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]]) "This isn't a war, it's moy-duh."

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--> (solemnly and sadly) "This isn't a war, it's murder." [flicks switch] (imitating [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]]) "This isn't a war, it's moy-duh."
16th Nov '16 7:07:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}:'' TARS and CASE have adjustable settings for humour, honesty and trust. Honesty is usually locked at 90%: they don't think that total honesty is a good idea when communicating with emotional beings. They also have a light on their panels to indicate whenever they are talking in HumorMode or SarcasmMode, but if their humour setting is set sufficiently high they sometimes "forget" to use it as they find the results of having some of their jokes being taken seriously funnier.

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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}:'' TARS and CASE have adjustable settings for humour, honesty and trust. Honesty is usually locked at 90%: they don't think that [[BrutalHonesty total honesty is a good idea when communicating with emotional beings.beings]]. They also have a light on their panels to indicate whenever they are talking in HumorMode or SarcasmMode, but if their humour setting is set sufficiently high they sometimes "forget" to use it as they find the results of having some of their jokes being taken seriously funnier.
16th Nov '16 7:05:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* The webcomic ''RobAndElliot'' had [[http://www.robandelliot.cycomics.com/archive.php?id=24 one of these.]]

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* The webcomic ''RobAndElliot'' ''Webcomic/RobAndElliot'' had [[http://www.robandelliot.cycomics.com/archive.php?id=24 one of these.]]
17th Jun '16 2:23:52 PM MarkLungo
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* Solaris, the Living Sun (actually an evil AI surrounded by a star-sized plasma field) in ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'' was reprogrammed by the Superman of the 505th century with subservience and goodwill. It doesn't stick, though; Solaris never entirely gets the hang of being good, and eventually goes back to being outright evil.
* Tik-Tok's spring in Oz Squad runs his morality rather than just himself. If allowed to wind down, he still functions, but becomes violent and lewd.

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* Solaris, the Living Sun (actually an evil AI surrounded by a star-sized plasma field) in ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'' was reprogrammed by the Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} of the 505th century with subservience and goodwill. It doesn't stick, though; Solaris never entirely gets the hang of being good, and eventually goes back to being outright evil.
* Tik-Tok's spring in Oz Squad ''Oz Squad'' runs his morality rather than just himself. If allowed to wind down, he still functions, but becomes violent and lewd.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In the 2014 episode "Into The Dalek," it's revealed that while the Daleks are born hate-filled, they are actually capable of empathy and caring; It's just that the robot bodies they're contained in are programmed to purge any memories that might teach them such things, effectively keeping them monsters.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In the 2014 episode "Into "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into The Dalek," Dalek]]", it's revealed that while the Daleks are born hate-filled, they are actually capable of empathy and caring; It's just that the robot bodies they're contained in are programmed to purge any memories that might teach them such things, effectively keeping them monsters.



* [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Aperture Science's]] Turrets have been all outfitted with an Empathy Generator. To keep them able to kill, they also have an Empathy Suppresor.
* [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} Fallout 3's]] security bots have easily accessible "[[RestrainingBolt Combat Inhibitors]]" which can be hacked or destroyed to disable their FriendOrFoe sensors. Hacking the local security terminal similarly lets you set all nearby robots to be inactive, select targets according to FriendOrFoe, or [[CrushKillDestroy Kill Everything]].
* The bots in ''StarshipTitanic'' all have cellpoint settings that determine their personalities, which as a result of the ship's general decay are completely out of whack, rendering most of them too forgetful (Fentible), lazy (Krage), or downright unfriendly (Marsinta) to help the player. [[spoiler:Each bot has a sculpture in the Sculpture Room with levers that allow you to reset their cellpoint settings to more helpful levels. This is essential for some puzzles, like getting a class upgrade.]]
* Sasuke of the ''GanbareGoemon'' series had one, installed by Wiseman for no apparent reason.

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* [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', Aperture Science's]] Science's Turrets have been all outfitted with an Empathy Generator. To keep them able to kill, they also have an Empathy Suppresor.
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* [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} Fallout 3's]] ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s security bots have easily accessible "[[RestrainingBolt Combat Inhibitors]]" which can be hacked or destroyed to disable their FriendOrFoe sensors. Hacking the local security terminal similarly lets you set all nearby robots to be inactive, select targets according to FriendOrFoe, or [[CrushKillDestroy Kill Everything]].
* The bots in ''StarshipTitanic'' ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'' all have cellpoint settings that determine their personalities, which as a result of the ship's general decay are completely out of whack, rendering most of them too forgetful (Fentible), lazy (Krage), or downright unfriendly (Marsinta) to help the player. [[spoiler:Each bot has a sculpture in the Sculpture Room with levers that allow you to reset their cellpoint settings to more helpful levels. This is essential for some puzzles, like getting a class upgrade.]]
* Sasuke of the ''GanbareGoemon'' ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon'' series had one, installed by Wiseman for no apparent reason.



** A robot {{Expy}} of Hawkeye from the ''Series/{{Mash}}'' parody had a "irreverent/maudlin" switch.

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** A robot {{Expy}} of Hawkeye from the ''Series/{{Mash}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' parody had a "irreverent/maudlin" switch.



** In the episode "I Dated a Robot", the army of Creator/LucyLiu -bots are equipped with a dial that allows the user to set her mode to either '[[Series/AllyMcBeal Competent Lawyer]]', '[[Film/{{Payback}} Icy Dominatrix]] or '[[Film/{{Payback}} Erotic Assassin]]'.

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** In the episode "I "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E15IDatedARobot I Dated a Robot", Robot]]", the army of Creator/LucyLiu -bots are equipped with a dial that allows the user to set her mode to either '[[Series/AllyMcBeal Competent Lawyer]]', '[[Film/{{Payback}} Icy Dominatrix]] or '[[Film/{{Payback}} Erotic Assassin]]'.



* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'': One episode shows that Larry has an emotional dial. It is accidentally set to "Dramatic" causing him to utter a parody of one of the most famous lines from "Planet of the Apes", in an episode which parodies the story/movie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'': One episode shows that Larry has an emotional dial. It is accidentally set to "Dramatic" causing him to utter a parody of one of the most famous lines from "Planet of the Apes", ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'', in an episode which parodies the story/movie.
11th May '16 12:10:28 PM erforce
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* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Wizards vs. Angels story arc had the Moral Compass which made people act according to what the dial was set on.
* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', reprogrammed Terminators are generally helpful to the Resistance, but in some cases they will "go bad" with no warning and revert to previous Skynet programming to KillAllHumans. [[RobotGirl Cameron]] disposes of one such hostile machine, and later on she herself reverts after being hit with a car bomb. [[spoiler: After being disabled again and reactivated by John, she overrides her hostile programming, but warns John that doing it was foolish and he should never do it again]].

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* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Wizards vs. Angels story arc had the Moral Compass which made people act according to what the dial was set on.
* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', reprogrammed Terminators are generally helpful to the Resistance, but in some cases they will "go bad" with no warning and revert to previous Skynet programming to KillAllHumans. [[RobotGirl Cameron]] disposes of one such hostile machine, and later on she herself reverts after being hit with a car bomb. [[spoiler: After being disabled again and reactivated by John, she overrides her hostile programming, but warns John that doing it was foolish and he should never do it again]].
14th Feb '16 2:58:02 PM ShinyCottonCandy
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' had an episode where Team Go was all hit by a Morality Ray. The good members turned evil, but Shego had already become a villain, so she turned good.
27th Jan '16 7:24:31 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}:'' TARS and CASE have adjustable settings for humour, honesty and trust. Honesty is set at 90%: they don't think that total honesty is a good idea when communicating with emotional beings.

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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}:'' TARS and CASE have adjustable settings for humour, honesty and trust. Honesty is set usually locked at 90%: they don't think that total honesty is a good idea when communicating with emotional beings. They also have a light on their panels to indicate whenever they are talking in HumorMode or SarcasmMode, but if their humour setting is set sufficiently high they sometimes "forget" to use it as they find the results of having some of their jokes being taken seriously funnier.
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