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5th Jul '17 12:18:16 PM WithFlowers
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* In ''Literature/TheMurderbotDiaries'', intelligent robots all have "governor modules", which keep them from hurting, scaring, or otherwise causing trouble for the company that owns them or the humans they’re working with. The main character, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Murderbot]], hacked its governor module before the story starts, but is hiding it.
27th Jun '17 5:16:53 AM Gigabic
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie "Bender's Game" has the crew using a collar around Leela's neck to restrain her from doing violent things. Every time she does so she gets a shock, but eventually develops an immunity to it.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie "Bender's Game" has the crew using a collar around Leela's neck to restrain her from doing violent things. things or exhibiting negative emotions. Every time she does so she gets a shock, but eventually develops an immunity to it and even starts to ''enjoy'' it.
14th Jun '17 5:33:26 AM CrystalGlacia
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* Clipping a bird's wings, thus removing their ability to fly.

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* Clipping a bird's wings, thus removing their ability to fly. This isn't as barbaric as it may sound- it involves using scissors to cut the ends of a bird's flight feathers off, making it no more painful than a haircut. It's even recommended for pet birds that have been newly adopted, so that they can't fly away if they get startled while getting used to their new home.
10th Jun '17 5:49:29 PM Freezer
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', it's all but stated outright that DarthWiki/DarthVader's cybernetic suit was intended to be one for Vader: It keeps him constantly fatigued[[note]]He can't live long without it, outside of special chambers that will sustain him for a couple of hours at a time, meaning Vader doesn't get much sleep[[/note]] and in pain, unable to summon his full Force powers. And the suit's external controls and lack of electrical/energy shielding means he's vulnerable to anyone who can get close enough (or to someone like The Emperor, who can throw lightning.)
11th May '17 8:02:38 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', Nico wears a coat that stunts her demonseeds' growth. It weakens her powers a lot, but also postpones the inevitable DemonicPossession, so she considers it a fair trade-off.
21st Apr '17 8:19:43 PM portaljumper339
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* ''The Ringed City'' DLC for ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' reveals [[spoiler: that the Darksign is actually one of these; conceived initially as a "seal of fire" by Gwyn to deny access by mankind to the powers of the Abyss, it later became indicative of the Undead Curse. A curse which only began because the Dark found new ways to manifest in mankind other than the healthy, natural way it was supposed to, thus becoming a SelfFulfillingProphecy of sorts; Gwyn's fear of the Dark led to the creation of the Darksign, and through the Darksign the Abyss and Humanity became the very forces of chaos and destruction he feared they were.]]
15th Apr '17 2:40:39 PM eroock
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-->--''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0694.html #694 "Nuts and Bolts"]]

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-->--''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' -->-- ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0694.html #694 "Nuts and Bolts"]]
2nd Apr '17 11:59:30 AM EToEyePieNegativeOne
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*** [=KotOR=] 2 ([http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Knights_of_the_Old_Republic_II:_The_Sith_Lords Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords]) demonstrates how trying to circumvent ethics programming is very dangerous--showing a droid that he's been unknowingly and unwittingly harming people for years could cause him to shut down and die completely... or it could give him the strength of will to begin ignoring his ethical programming entirely (because it has been proven to him that they don't matter). This is why droids (at least those owned and operated by corporations which have them unwittingly harming people, like Czerka in the above example) have frequent memory wipes to prevent them from becoming too aware of their surroundings and the consequences of their actions.

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*** [=KotOR=] 2 ([http://starwars.([[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Knights_of_the_Old_Republic_II:_The_Sith_Lords Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords]) Lords]]) demonstrates how trying to circumvent ethics programming is very dangerous--showing a droid that he's been unknowingly and unwittingly harming people for years could cause him to shut down and die completely... or it could give him the strength of will to begin ignoring his ethical programming entirely (because it has been proven to him that they don't matter). This is why droids (at least those owned and operated by corporations which have them unwittingly harming people, like Czerka in the above example) have frequent memory wipes to prevent them from becoming too aware of their surroundings and the consequences of their actions.
2nd Apr '17 11:56:12 AM EToEyePieNegativeOne
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*** [=KotOR=] 2 demonstrates how trying to circumvent ethics programming is very dangerous--showing a droid that he's been unknowingly and unwittingly harming people for years could cause him to shut down and die completely... or it could give him the strength of will to begin ignoring his ethical programming entirely (because it has been proven to him that they don't matter). This is why droids (at least those owned and operated by corporations which have them unwittingly harming people, like Czerka in the above example) have frequent memory wipes to prevent them from becoming too aware of their surroundings and the consequences of their actions.

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*** [=KotOR=] 2 ([http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Knights_of_the_Old_Republic_II:_The_Sith_Lords Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords]) demonstrates how trying to circumvent ethics programming is very dangerous--showing a droid that he's been unknowingly and unwittingly harming people for years could cause him to shut down and die completely... or it could give him the strength of will to begin ignoring his ethical programming entirely (because it has been proven to him that they don't matter). This is why droids (at least those owned and operated by corporations which have them unwittingly harming people, like Czerka in the above example) have frequent memory wipes to prevent them from becoming too aware of their surroundings and the consequences of their actions.
12th Mar '17 9:31:33 AM Vale
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** The legendary Abit BP6 motherboard had this particular modification built in, allowing anyone to drop two stock Celerons in for dual processor fun and frolics without needing to make any modifications whatsoever.
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