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29th Jan '16 4:36:57 AM Shadowgazer
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*** All of Robotnik's minions who aren't mindless machines qualify more or less for this trope to varying degrees of competency.
29th Jan '16 4:33:48 AM Shadowgazer
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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A psychopath who's also a robot]]. Compare AIIsACrapshoot where the robot isn't intended to be evil. Expect a lot of CrushKillDestroy. If they happen to be a good guy (or at least working for the good guy), they'll probably be a SociopathicHero. Needless to say, this AI unambiguously possesses sentience.
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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A psychopath who's also a robot]]. Compare AIIsACrapshoot where the robot isn't intended to be evil. Expect a lot of CrushKillDestroy. If they happen to be a good guy (or at least working for the good guy), they'll probably be a SociopathicHero. Needless to say, this AI unambiguously possesses sentience.sentience as much as organic beings.
29th Jan '16 4:33:17 AM Shadowgazer
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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A psychopath who's also a robot]]. Compare AIIsACrapshoot where the robot isn't intended to be evil. Expect a lot of CrushKillDestroy. If they happen to be a good guy (or at least working for the good guy), they'll probably be a SociopathicHero.
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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A psychopath who's also a robot]]. Compare AIIsACrapshoot where the robot isn't intended to be evil. Expect a lot of CrushKillDestroy. If they happen to be a good guy (or at least working for the good guy), they'll probably be a SociopathicHero. SociopathicHero. Needless to say, this AI unambiguously possesses sentience.
28th Jan '16 7:16:52 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'', Zed was originally nothing but a humble repair bot that could fix just about anything. When the Metallikats (ruthless criminals who were uploaded into robot bodies) used Zed to repair themselves, Zed somehow became infected by their personalities. It went from "repair everything" to [[TheAssimilator "assimilate everything".]]
11th Dec '15 3:14:12 AM Arutema
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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Nu-13 is a humanoid EmptyShell controlled by the mechanical Murakumo Unit. The unit seems to have only 2 settings: [[CrushKillDestroy activate termination protocol]] when not near Ragna, and worse, creepy giggling {{Yandere}} when in Ragna's presence.
1st Dec '15 10:01:39 AM Piando
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* The Androids from ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' were intended by their creator(s) to be these, but [[AIIsACrapshoot almost all of them ended up turning]] ''[[HeelFaceTurn good]]'', the main exceptions being the ones in Future Trunks's timeline / dimension. And those Androids are actually ''humans'' altered by Doctor Gero.
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* The Androids from ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' were intended by their creator(s) to be these, but [[AIIsACrapshoot almost all of them ended up turning]] ''[[HeelFaceTurn good]]'', the main exceptions being the ones in Future Trunks's timeline / dimension. And those Androids are actually ''humans'' altered by Doctor Gero.

* Brainiac in ''{{Smallville}}'' combines this trope with (alphabetically) EvilGenius, GrandTheftMe, MisanthropeSupreme, and OmnicidalManiac. He was wired this way from the start by General Zod, who sought to use him as his [[TheDragon Dragon]]; after Zod's defeat, Brainiac goes rogue and creates his own agenda for TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Metallo, in Season 9, is another example. Assembled by Major Zod (a younger clone of the General), the machines he's slaved to continually inject him with adrenaline, sending his aggression into overdrive; he's effectively KnightTemplarBigBrother meets this trope, with a nice dose of BodyHorror and HollywoodCyborg on the side.. Although [[spoiler: they both HeelFaceTurn]] it is due to being reprogrammed, not altruism on their own part.
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* Brainiac in ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' combines this trope with (alphabetically) EvilGenius, GrandTheftMe, MisanthropeSupreme, and OmnicidalManiac. He was wired this way from the start by General Zod, who sought to use him as his [[TheDragon Dragon]]; after Zod's defeat, Brainiac goes rogue and creates his own agenda for TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Metallo, in Season 9, is another example. Assembled by Major Zod (a younger clone of the General), the machines he's slaved to continually inject him with adrenaline, sending his aggression into overdrive; he's effectively KnightTemplarBigBrother meets this trope, with a nice dose of BodyHorror and HollywoodCyborg on the side.. Although [[spoiler: they both HeelFaceTurn]] it is due to being reprogrammed, not altruism on their own part.

* E-123 Omega in ''SonicTheHedgehog''. The Bioware-made ''[[VideoGame/SonicChronicles Chronicles]]'' lampshades the similarity to HK-47.
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* E-123 Omega in ''SonicTheHedgehog''.''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. The Bioware-made ''[[VideoGame/SonicChronicles Chronicles]]'' lampshades the similarity to HK-47.
30th Oct '15 6:10:25 AM DeisTheAlcano
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-->-- '''HK-47''', '''''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'''''
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-->-- '''HK-47''', '''''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''''' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''

-->'''R-110''': What's the difference between a human, and a lump of rotting meat? About one week!
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-->'''R-110''': -->'''R-110:''' What's the difference between a human, and a lump of rotting meat? About one week!

* Roberto from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. He claims that the engineers who created him ''wanted'' him to be criminally insane. "But it seems...they failed!" "Um, actually - ''(stabbed)''"
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* Roberto from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' ** Roberto. He claims that the engineers who created him ''wanted'' him to be criminally insane. "But it seems... they failed!" "Um, actually - ''(stabbed)''"

* [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice When T. O. Morrow created Red Volcano]], he wanted [[TheDragon a Dragon]] what wasn't concerned with being or becoming human. [[GoneHorriblyRight He got precisely what he wanted.]] ** He even calls organic lifeforms [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic "meatbags"]].
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* [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice When T. O. Morrow created Red Volcano]], he wanted [[TheDragon a Dragon]] what wasn't concerned with being or becoming human. [[GoneHorriblyRight He got precisely what he wanted.]] ** ]] He even calls organic lifeforms [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic "meatbags"]]."meatbags".
15th Sep '15 6:03:36 AM Odon
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* ''Series/LabRats'': [[spoiler: Marcus]] TheHeavy of Season 2, counts as one. [[Spoiler: Troy]] in season 4 does as well.
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* ''Series/LabRats'': [[spoiler: Marcus]] TheHeavy of Season 2, counts as one. [[Spoiler: Troy]] [[spoiler:Troy]] in season 4 does as well.
15th Sep '15 6:02:27 AM Odon
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. A flashback to when Harold Finch is designing the Machine shows that his 42 previous attempts either lied to him or attempted to kill him when he refused to let them escape their boundaries. Finch points out that as an ArtificialIntelligence doesn't know the value of human life, they're simply picking the most efficient means to their goal. [[BenevolentAI The Machine]] understands this value, but it's EvilCounterpart Samaritan does not.
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. A flashback to when Harold Finch is designing the Machine shows that his 42 previous attempts either lied to him or attempted to kill him when he refused to let them escape their boundaries. Finch points out that as an ArtificialIntelligence doesn't know the value of human life, they're simply picking the most efficient means to their goal. [[BenevolentAI The Machine]] understands this value, but it's its EvilCounterpart Samaritan does not.
15th Sep '15 6:02:09 AM Odon
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. A flashback to when Harold Finch is designing the Machine shows that his 42 previous attempts either lied to him or attempted to kill him when he refused to let them escape their boundaries. Finch points out that as an ArtificialIntelligence doesn't know the value of human life, they're simply picking the most efficient means to their goal. [[BenevolentAI The Machine]] understands this value, but it's EvilCounterpart Samaritan does not.
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