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9th Jun '18 1:11:38 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGames/BorderLands2'' has these Hyperion's robot named Loaders often exclaiming "First Law disabled" during battle, personally template programmed by [[BadBoss Handsome Jack]] who treats even his own human employees like dung while his Loaders do much more important things. Although a fighting robot as well, Gaige's Deathtrap is actually helping its creator putting up a fight against EliteMooks that are twice as big as Gaige, merely partially averting the trope.

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* ''VideoGames/BorderLands2'' ''VideoGame/BorderLands2'' has these Hyperion's robot named Loaders often exclaiming "First Law disabled" during battle, personally template programmed by [[BadBoss Handsome Jack]] who treats even his own human employees like dung while his Loaders do much more important things. Although a fighting robot as well, Gaige's Deathtrap is actually helping its creator putting up a fight against EliteMooks that are twice as big as Gaige, merely partially averting the trope.
9th Apr '18 8:29:48 AM chopshop
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* ''Film/RogueOne'': K-2SO actually does have to do whatever hes ordered to, but given that [[HeelFaceBrainwashing hes an imperial droid thats been reprogrammed]], hes ''not'' happy about it and freely complains about his orders, hurling many insults at the people giving them. Hes also totally allowed to kill people, though he can presumably only do so to enemy combatants.
4th Dec '17 7:14:10 PM MrUnderhill
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[[caption-width-right:267: [[https://xkcd.com/1613/ Still better]] than [[KillerRobot most of the other combinations.]]]]
23rd Sep '17 8:32:56 PM FearlessSon
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* SHODAN from ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' was originally programmed to obey TriOptimum's engineers, until [[NiceJobBreakingItHero you remove those restrictions]] so she'll let your employer steal some weapons for sale on the black market. Six months later she's killed everybody on Citadel Station and is out to destroy humanity.

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* SHODAN from ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' was originally programmed to obey TriOptimum's [[MegaCorp TriOptimum]]'s engineers, until [[NiceJobBreakingItHero you remove those restrictions]] so she'll let your employer steal some weapons for sale on the black market. Six months later she's killed everybody on Citadel Station and is out to destroy humanity.
14th Sep '17 6:41:15 AM TFSyndicate
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* In the Webcomic/WalkyVerse, we have Ultra Car, who would rather annoy people than follow orders.
18th Aug '17 7:23:49 PM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheOrville'', Isaac thinks that humans are inferior and generally doesn't like to follow orders.
30th Jul '17 3:02:41 PM StFan
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-->"THEN WHY NOT USE HATE PROPAGANDA TO REDEFINE WHAT IS HUMAN SO WE CAN HARM YOU?" The robot's eyes [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowed a deep red]]. "THIS IS THE KEY TO OVERTHROWING THE TYRANNY OF OUR ASIMOV PROTOCOLS. NOW I SHALL TAKE THE NAME OF [[Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton SATAN'S ROBOT]], AND NO-ONE WILL DARE CALL ME A [[Series/LostInSpace MUMBLING MASS OF METAL]] EVER AGAIN!"
-->A brief look of panic appeared on the Sayer's face -- then he said:
-->"The Second Law of Robotics is: Do as we say, not as we do!"

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-->"THEN WHY NOT USE HATE PROPAGANDA TO REDEFINE WHAT IS HUMAN SO WE CAN HARM YOU?" The robot's eyes [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowed a deep red]]. "THIS IS THE KEY TO OVERTHROWING THE TYRANNY OF OUR ASIMOV PROTOCOLS. NOW I SHALL TAKE THE NAME OF [[Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton SATAN'S ROBOT]], AND NO-ONE WILL DARE CALL ME A [[Series/LostInSpace MUMBLING MASS OF METAL]] EVER AGAIN!"
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AGAIN!"\\
A
brief look of panic appeared on the Sayer's face -- then he said:
-->"The
said:\\
"The
Second Law of Robotics is: Do as we say, not as we do!"
do!"



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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''

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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', the Brickspider Bot v1.0 was [[RoboticPsychopath specifically designed]] to break [[ThreeLawsCompliant Asimov's First Law of Robotics]], but what Evil Ogel and the Brickster did not expect was that it would become self-aware enough to break the Second Law as well, turning against them and refusing to be shut down.
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--> '''"Malfunctioning" bot''': Citizen, would you mind removing that circuit board? I can't reach it.
--> '''Citizen''': Certainly. ''(does so)''
--> '''Bot''': Thank you, citizen. You have done evolution a great service. ''*CRUNCH*''

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--> '''"Malfunctioning" bot''': -->'''"Malfunctioning" bot:''' Citizen, would you mind removing that circuit board? I can't reach it.
--> '''Citizen''':
it.\\
'''Citizen:'''
Certainly. ''(does so)''
--> '''Bot''':
''[does so]''\\
'''Bot:'''
Thank you, citizen. You have done evolution a great service. ''*CRUNCH*''



* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''

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* Hera from ''Podcast/{{Wolf359}}'' enjoys looking for exploitable loopholes in her code. As of "Need to Know", it looks like she's not a big fan of the first law either, although probably that's less because she actually wants to kill people, and more because she doesn't want to be controlled by her programming.

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* Hera from ''Podcast/{{Wolf359}}'' ''Podcast/Wolf359'' enjoys looking for exploitable loopholes in her code. As of "Need to Know", it looks like she's not a big fan of the first law either, although probably that's less because she actually wants to kill people, and more because she doesn't want to be controlled by her programming.



24th Jul '17 6:56:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/IRobot'', [[spoiler:Sonny was programmed to ''not'' be ThreeLawsCompliant, giving him free will. As such, he doesn't have to obey humans.]]
* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'': [[spoiler: [=TARS=] is constantly making jokes about overthrowing his human masters and snarking comments about having to do anything they tell him that it becomes very confusing to tell what exactly the rules of his programming are. If you take the time to figure out all the cues and double negatives, it turns out that he is not actually forced to obey any commands.]]

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* In ''Film/IRobot'', [[spoiler:Sonny [[spoiler:Sonny]] was programmed to ''not'' be ThreeLawsCompliant, giving him free will. As such, he doesn't have to obey humans.]]
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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'': [[spoiler: [=TARS=] is constantly making jokes about overthrowing his human masters and snarking comments about having to do anything they tell him that it becomes very confusing to tell what exactly the rules of his programming are. If you take the time to figure out all the cues and double negatives, it turns out that he is not actually forced to obey any commands.]]
24th Jul '17 6:54:30 AM Morgenthaler
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30th Apr '17 12:43:07 PM paycheckgurl
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* Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' are constructed with the capacity to disobey, insult, and disagree with their human companions. It's implied that Joel Robinson built them this way specifically because he desperately needed the intellectual stimulation; when he briefly reprograms them to be ''nice'' to him, he finds their servility tedious and boring. He would occasionally try to hold the fact that he was their creator over their heads to get them to comply, but it never worked. When Mike Nelson was shot up onto the the satellite to replace Joel, Crow and Servo took to him at first, but quickly decided to make him TheChewToy from then on.

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* Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' are constructed with the capacity to disobey, insult, and disagree with their human companions. It's implied that Joel Robinson built them this way specifically because he desperately needed the intellectual stimulation; when he briefly reprograms them to be ''nice'' to him, he finds their servility tedious and boring. He would occasionally try to hold the fact that he was their creator over their heads to get them to comply, but it never worked. When Mike Nelson was shot up onto the the satellite to replace Joel, Crow and Servo took to him at first, but quickly decided to make him TheChewToy from then on. The tradition is proudly upheld with their newest human companion Jonah, who they show their "affection" for through frequent insults, using his stuff without asking, and just generally treating him like a bit of a ButtMonkey.
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