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23rd Sep '16 6:42:26 PM WillBGood
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* In the backstory of ''Franchise/Barsoom'' novel ''Literature/SyntheticMenOfMars'' Ras Thavas has done this. As is par for the course, it proved to perhaps be ill-advised, which kicks off the actual story.

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* In the backstory of ''Franchise/Barsoom'' the ''Franchise/{{Barsoom}}'' novel ''Literature/SyntheticMenOfMars'' Ras Thavas has done this. As is par for the course, it proved to perhaps be ill-advised, which kicks off the actual story.
11th Sep '16 6:00:13 PM intastiel
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* In the ''{{Literature/Gentleman Bastard}}s'' books, the Bondsmagi -- many of whom consider themselves as far above humans as humans are above livestock, with [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers moral compasses to match]] -- have horror stories of a fellow mage who tried this. [[spoiler: The magical pollution from the attempt created a plague that ravaged a city, and the mage himself was shunted into a new body without his [[DePower powers]] or his [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memories]], though whether the latter was a case of GoneHorriblyWrong or GoneHorriblyRight is uncertain.]]
18th Jul '16 6:59:41 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}}'' universe has it's own problems with over using cybernetics: Cyberpsychosis. When a human adds too many augs, they eventually become more and more unhinged until they're more machine than man and become Cyber Psychos. Special police forces colloquially called "Cyber Psycho Squads", police that are almost Cyber Psychos themselves, detain these criminals to have their minds rebuilt into a more acceptable form. Some even become Cyber Psycho Cops after their prison time.
14th Jul '16 1:23:34 PM KingZeal
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* According to the Church of Yevon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', in the backstory Spirans relied on technology ("machina") to live proud and hedonistic lives, and [[{{Kaiju}} Sin]] is their punishment, a monster attracted to technology. [[spoiler:Later we learn Sin was [[SubvertedTrope instead]] created so as to seek revenge of the technologically advanced city of Bevelle and to hinder the advancement of civilization.]]

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* According to the Church of Yevon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', in the backstory Spirans relied on technology ("machina") to live proud and hedonistic lives, and [[{{Kaiju}} Sin]] is their punishment, a monster attracted to technology. [[spoiler:Later we learn that there is some political bias attached to this; Sin was [[SubvertedTrope instead]] a weapon created so as to seek by Yevon get revenge of on the technologically advanced technologically-advanced city of Bevelle Bevelle, and to hinder later Yunalesca created the advancement Church and its beliefs so that her people, her family and their old way of civilization.life, would be honored and preserved forever.]]
14th Jul '16 1:05:40 PM Stormtroper
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* According to the Church of Yevon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', in the backstory Spirans relied on technology ("machina") to live proud and hedonistic lives, and [[{{Kaiju}} Sin]] is their punishment, a monster attracted to technology. [[spoiler:Later we learn Sin was [[SubvertedTrope instead]] created so as to seek revenge of the technologically advanced city of Bevelle and to hinder the advancement of civilization.]]
6th Jul '16 1:48:04 PM RangerBlack
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* The employees of [[VideoGame/{{Kirby Planet Robobot}} Haltmann Works Company]] run afoul of this.
**[[spoiler:Finishing the entire game and discovering the complete lore reveals that there's more to it than simple [[EvilInc ambition.]]]]
5th May '16 5:07:40 PM MadCat221
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** Despite the Council's laws against it, you encounter ''two'' rogue AI programs in just the first game - one which evolved from a casino-cheating program, and one built by your own bosses as a tactical tool. [[spoiler: Cerberus steals the second one and it ends up working for you under her new name, [=EDI=].]]

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** Despite the Council's laws against it, you encounter ''two'' rogue AI programs in just the first game - one which evolved from a casino-cheating program, and one built by your own bosses as a tactical tool. [[spoiler: Cerberus steals the second one and it ends up working for you under her new name, [=EDI=].]][=EDI=], and [[BenevolentAI she's alright.]]]]
1st May '16 5:25:02 AM erforce
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* And also in ''Film/TheTerminator'', particularly in the second and third movie.
* ''I, Robot''. See Asimov's entry for literature below.

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* And also in ''Film/TheTerminator'', particularly in the second [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay second]] and third [[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines third]] movie.
* ''I, Robot''.''Film/IRobot''. See Asimov's entry for literature below.
25th Apr '16 10:58:09 AM erforce
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* Jacob Crow in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' [[spoiler:creates the Timesplitters]] as part of an attempt to gain immortality.

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* Jacob Crow in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' [[spoiler:creates the Timesplitters]] as part of an attempt to gain immortality.
28th Mar '16 9:55:32 PM jormis29
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** Demise, a projecting telepath. Projects the memory of his own death to kill. Demise had drawn the Black Queen (in the setting's SuperPowerLottery, 90% of those afflicted by the Mass Empowerment Event just die horribly) and was treated with the experimental Drumpf cure. He CameBackWrong.

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** Demise, a projecting telepath. Projects the memory of his own death to kill. Demise had drawn the Black Queen (in the setting's SuperPowerLottery, 90% of those afflicted by the Mass Empowerment Event just die horribly) and was treated with the experimental Drumpf Trump cure. He CameBackWrong.
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