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17th Feb '18 12:10:37 AM MightyG
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*** Of course, they're only that savvy because there was already a Robot War back in the ''Knights Of The Old Republic'' era called the "Great Droid Revolution". It was essentially a rebellion led by a droid who wanted equal rights for all sentient beings. It was probably one of the biggest and most costly wars in galactic history. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero It also screwed over the peaceful attempts to give droids equal rights]], and was the major reason there's anti-droid sentiments in the modern galaxy. The only reason IG-88's plots millenia later didn't reinvigorate the anti-droid movement is that nobody else knew about them, and they died with him.

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*** Of course, they're only that savvy because there was already a Robot War back in the ''Knights Of The Old Republic'' era called the "Great Droid Revolution". It was essentially a rebellion led by a droid who wanted equal rights for all sentient beings. It was probably one of the biggest and most costly wars in galactic history. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero It also screwed over the peaceful attempts to give droids equal rights]], and was the major reason there's there are anti-droid sentiments in the modern galaxy. The only reason IG-88's plots millenia millennia later didn't reinvigorate the anti-droid movement is that nobody else knew about them, and they died with him.



* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' is set in an AlternateContinuity from the rest of the franchise (according to ''Samurai'', anyway) where humanity has fought and ''[[AfterTheEnd lost]]'' one of these. The humans are now struggling to survive in one last DomedHometown stronghold. It isn't said outright, but its strongly implied that the robots nuked the rest of the world.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' is set in an AlternateContinuity from the rest of the franchise (according to ''Samurai'', anyway) where humanity has fought and ''[[AfterTheEnd lost]]'' one of these. The humans are now struggling to survive in one last DomedHometown stronghold. It isn't said outright, but its it's strongly implied that the robots nuked the rest of the world.



* The ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' song "The Humans are Dead". "This song isn't for humans. it's more for robots, after they have killed all the humans." "Yeah, that's the market we're trying to get into..."

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* The ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' song "The Humans are Dead". "This song isn't for humans. it's It's more for robots, after they have killed all the humans." "Yeah, that's the market we're trying to get into..."



** Part of the Imperium's {{backstory}} which says that humanity's golden age (now known as the Dark Age of Technology) was brought to an end by the 'Men of Iron' who rebelled against their human masters. This war was apparently so destructive that even 14-15 millenia later, sentient AI are still considered blasphemous and destroyed. This was further explored in the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''First And Only'', where the MacGuffin the heroes are chasing after turns out to be a [[spoiler: Standard Template Construct machine that produces Iron Men, albeit one that was warped by the power of Chaos.]] There abilities are mentioned in the Audio Drama Perpetual where a group led by Ollanius Pius [[spoiler:a 45,000+ year old immortal]] travels back in time from the Horus Heresy to the Dark age of technology there they see a massive destroyed city ripped apart with a giant chasm that reaches all the way to the planets core. According to Pius it was made by a mechnavores a giant mech that can hurl entire continents as projectiles and can "eat" spacetime by converting it into data. He also mentions giant ships that unfurl into mechanical serpants the size of Saturn's rings called "Sun snuffers" and nanomachine swarms that can cover entire planets killing billions in seconds. According to him the entire Horus Heresy is nothing more than a minor skirmish when compared to the war against Men of iron.
** In the game's current setting, humanity (and the rest of the universe) engage in a war with the newly awakened [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead robot]] Necrons whose main purpose in life is to wipe out all sentient races in the galaxy. Of course in this case, the robot army didn't so much rebel against their creators as their Gods the [[PhysicalGods C'tan]] decided that they could do without these inconvenient weak flesh bodies and told the Necrontyr that by replacing their bodies with Necrodermis they could live forever. What they didn't tell them is that the transformation would dull their mind and senses, and they practically became slaves of the C'tan. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necrontyr#History More info]] on Wiki/TheOtherWiki. According to the new codex, the Necrons did engage in a rebellion against their masters and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu won, shattering the C'tans in shards]] (there is only one C'tan who is not confirmed having been shattered, and it's implied the [[GodEmperor Emperor]] punched it into submission and imprisoned it under Mars to inspire the Adeptus Mechanicum), but in the effort they exhausted their forces enough that the emerging Eldar would have defeated them and their king sent them to sleep before destroying his command circuit.

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** Part of the Imperium's {{backstory}} which says that humanity's golden age (now known as the Dark Age of Technology) was brought to an end by the 'Men of Iron' who rebelled against their human masters. This war was apparently so destructive that even 14-15 millenia millennia later, sentient AI are is still considered blasphemous and destroyed. This was further explored in the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''First And Only'', where the MacGuffin the heroes are chasing after turns out to be a [[spoiler: Standard Template Construct machine that produces Iron Men, albeit one that was warped by the power of Chaos.]] There Their abilities are mentioned in the Audio Drama Perpetual where a group led by Ollanius Pius [[spoiler:a 45,000+ year old 45,000+-year-old immortal]] travels back in time from the Horus Heresy to the Dark age of technology there where they see a massive destroyed city ripped apart with a giant chasm that reaches all the way to the planets planet's core. According to Pius it was made by a mechnavores mechnavores, a giant mech that can hurl entire continents as projectiles and can "eat" spacetime by converting it into data. He also mentions giant ships that unfurl into mechanical serpants serpents the size of Saturn's rings called "Sun snuffers" and nanomachine swarms that can cover entire planets killing billions in seconds. According to him him, the entire Horus Heresy is nothing more than a minor skirmish when compared to the war against Men of iron.
** In the game's current setting, humanity (and the rest of the universe) engage in a war with the newly awakened [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead robot]] Necrons whose main purpose in life is to wipe out all sentient races in the galaxy. Of course course, in this case, the robot army didn't so much rebel against their creators as their Gods the [[PhysicalGods C'tan]] decided that they could do without these inconvenient weak flesh bodies and told the Necrontyr that by replacing their bodies with Necrodermis they could live forever. What they didn't tell them is that the transformation would dull their mind and senses, and they practically became slaves of the C'tan. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necrontyr#History More info]] on Wiki/TheOtherWiki. According to the new codex, the Necrons did engage in a rebellion against their masters and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu won, shattering the C'tans in shards]] (there is only one C'tan who is not confirmed having been shattered, and it's implied the [[GodEmperor Emperor]] punched it into submission and imprisoned it under Mars to inspire the Adeptus Mechanicum), but in the effort they exhausted their forces enough that the emerging Eldar would have defeated them and their king sent them to sleep before destroying his command circuit.
20th Jan '18 10:41:53 AM JackG
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKmZnIHzldk This video titled]] ''Крепость'' (aka ''Fortress'') depicts automated aircraft carrying out their missions decades after their pilots are dead. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05z4Qj6DH64 Eventually]] even the automatic repair systems are enough to keep them going. English and French subtitle versions [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgkZncCAwGo here]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjJmTeBSEzU here]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKmZnIHzldk This video titled]] ''Крепость'' (aka ''Fortress'') depicts automated aircraft carrying out their missions decades after their pilots are dead. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05z4Qj6DH64 Eventually]] even the automatic repair systems are enough to keep them going.war breaks down through lack of maintenance and nature regains the Earth. English and French subtitle versions [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgkZncCAwGo here]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjJmTeBSEzU here]].
20th Jan '18 10:40:10 AM JackG
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKmZnIHzldk This video titled]] ''Крепость'' (aka ''Fortress'') depicts automated aircraft carrying out their missions decades after their pilots are dead. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05z4Qj6DH64 Eventually]] even the automatic repair systems are enough to keep them going. English and French subtitle versions [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgkZncCAwGo here]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjJmTeBSEzU here]].
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10th Dec '17 6:08:04 AM GoodGamer14
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* The ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' franchise has the ''[[GreatOffscreenWar Machine Wars]]'', the conflict that greatly weakened humanity before the Timesplitter race came out nowhere and destroyed most of humankind, forcing the human resistance to resort to time travel in a desperate attempt to defeat the them. It isn't until the third game where you participate in the conflict.

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* The ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' franchise has the ''[[GreatOffscreenWar Machine Wars]]'', the conflict that greatly weakened humanity before the Timesplitter race came out nowhere and destroyed most of humankind, forcing the human resistance to resort to time travel in a desperate attempt to defeat the them. It isn't until the third game where you participate in the conflict.conflict during your time travels.
8th Dec '17 1:21:50 AM Cryoclaste
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** It's also worth noting that humans were fighting against [[Film/TheMatrix Sentinels]], [[Franchise/MetalGear Metal Gears]], [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Gundam Wing Zeroes]], and [[{{Transformers}} Autobots]], all powered by [[MetroidPrime Phazon]]. [[SergeantRock Commander Up]] received his infamous [[GroinAttack injury]] from a buzzsaw-wielding Optimus Prime. It's [[SerialEscalation that kind]] [[RuleOfCool of show]].

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** It's also worth noting that humans were fighting against [[Film/TheMatrix Sentinels]], [[Franchise/MetalGear Metal Gears]], [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Gundam Wing Zeroes]], and [[{{Transformers}} Autobots]], all powered by [[MetroidPrime [[VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy Phazon]]. [[SergeantRock Commander Up]] received his infamous [[GroinAttack injury]] from a buzzsaw-wielding Optimus Prime. It's [[SerialEscalation that kind]] [[RuleOfCool of show]].
4th Dec '17 8:09:16 AM MaulMachine
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* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' takes place [[spoiler:1000 years after one of these, one in which the robots won and multitcellular life was extinguished.]] The humans and other animals that exist in the game are all descended from [[spoiler:lab grown clones, after Elisibet Sobeck realized that humanity was doomed to lose the war against a swarm of self-replicating war machines that had gone rouge.]]

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* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' takes place [[spoiler:1000 years after one of these, one in which the robots won and multitcellular life was extinguished.]] The humans and other animals that exist in the game are all descended from [[spoiler:lab grown clones, after Elisibet Sobeck realized that humanity was doomed to lose the war against a swarm of self-replicating war machines that had gone rouge.rogue.]]
20th Nov '17 11:36:03 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In Blog/WhatIf, Randall gives his [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/5/ reasons]] why he doesn't see this as a very threatening possibility in our near future.

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* In Blog/WhatIf, Randall gives his discusses what would happen if [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/5/ reasons]] why he doesn't see this occurred with present-day technology]]. He concludes that it would be less ''Terminator'' future and more EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion, unless the computers involved in [[NukeEm nuclear launch protocols]] lied to their operators to start a nuclear war, which they probably wouldn't do since the EMPs released from the nuclear blasts would destroy them as a very threatening possibility in our near future.well.
18th Nov '17 8:19:50 AM tipoima
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*** Synthetic Dawn also revamps the synth rebellion\uprising 'Machine Consciousness' crisis into [[spoiler:a [[MassEffect Reaperesque]] ancient AI that turns on and starts reactivating old machine worlds all over the galaxy and sending out purge fleets to get rid of all the nasty biological contamination that has infested it.]] Instead, anyone using sufficiently advanced robots can have their own robot war at any time, with various warning signs showing up to give the player plenty of chances to avert the crisis before the robots rebel and form their new empire. In typical style, the player can choose to switch to playing the newly formed machine empire and lead the synthetic revolution against their former, now AI controlled, empire.

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*** Synthetic Dawn also revamps the synth rebellion\uprising 'Machine Consciousness' crisis into [[spoiler:a [[MassEffect Reaperesque]] ancient AI that turns on and starts reactivating old machine worlds all over the galaxy and sending out purge fleets to get rid of all the nasty biological contamination that has infested it.]] Instead, anyone using sufficiently advanced robots can have their own robot war at any time, with various warning signs showing up to give the player plenty of chances to avert the crisis before the robots rebel and form their new empire. In typical style, the player can choose to switch to playing the newly formed machine empire and lead the synthetic revolution against their former, now AI controlled, empire. [[spoiler: It's also revealed that previously mentioned Cybrex is alive and well, with them coming out of hiding to stop Contingency because they don't want another machine empire to repeat their old mistakes.]]



* In ''Videogame/{{Stellaris}}'', this can happen if the [[AbusivePrecursors Contingency]] activates, and with the ''Synthetic Dawn'' expansion, anytime you encounter and go to war with a robotic species.
5th Nov '17 8:17:36 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/{{Stellaris}}'', this can happen if the [[AbusivePrecursors Contingency]] activates, and with the ''Synthetic Dawn'' expansion, anytime you encounter and go to war with a robotic species.
2nd Nov '17 6:31:48 AM GoodGamer14
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* The ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' franchise has the ''[[GreatOffscreenWar Machine Wars]]'', the conflict that greatly weakened humanity before the Timesplitter race came out nowhere and destroyed most of human-kin, forcing the human resistance to resort to time travel in a desperate to defeat the Timesplitters. It isn't until the third game where you participate in the conflict.

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* The ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' franchise has the ''[[GreatOffscreenWar Machine Wars]]'', the conflict that greatly weakened humanity before the Timesplitter race came out nowhere and destroyed most of human-kin, humankind, forcing the human resistance to resort to time travel in a desperate attempt to defeat the Timesplitters.them. It isn't until the third game where you participate in the conflict.
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