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11th Jan '17 7:47:52 PM mrttao
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** When a [[http://www.useswordonmonster.com/?comic=2013-12-09 demonic familiar]] volunteers to protect his wizard by siphoning the excess power, he doesn't explicitly clarify that he will funnel said power to base in hell where it will be consumed to fuel his ascension into a greater demon, and that the conditions of their contract states that the lesser power obeys the greater one, meaning the wizard now has to obey the demon since he grew more powerful.

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** When a [[http://www.useswordonmonster.com/?comic=2013-12-09 demonic familiar]] volunteers to protect his wizard by siphoning the excess power, he doesn't explicitly clarify that he will funnel said power to his base in hell where it will be consumed to fuel his ascension into a greater demon, and that the conditions of their contract states that the lesser power obeys the greater one, meaning the wizard now has to obey the demon since he grew more powerful.
11th Jan '17 7:44:59 PM mrttao
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* ''Webcomic/{{UseSwordOnMonster}}'':
** When a [[http://www.useswordonmonster.com/?comic=2013-12-09 demonic familiar]] volunteers to protect his wizard by siphoning the excess power, he doesn't explicitly clarify that he will funnel said power to base in hell where it will be consumed to fuel his ascension into a greater demon, and that the conditions of their contract states that the lesser power obeys the greater one, meaning the wizard now has to obey the demon since he grew more powerful.
** The same wizard as before is ordered to [[http://www.useswordonmonster.com/?comic=2014-01-20 keep the power flowing]] by his new demon master while the demon is busy fighting to increase his gains. The wizard is convinced to rule lawyer the command by sending massive amounts of power over at once, overloading the systems empowering the demon and blowing up his base, killing his minions and triggering a war in hell over the mana rich resources in what used to be his domain.
7th Nov '16 9:25:54 AM elfey
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** ''Literature/RobotsAndEmpire'': The [[TropeNamer trope namers]] are the robots Daneel and Giskard, who invented the Zeroth Law (a robot must protect humanity as a whole above all) as a corollary of the First Law. This was motivated by their need to stop the BigBad of the story from carrying out an engineered ecological disaster that would kill the majority of Earth's population, to which the three laws were an impediment. Their acceptance of the law is gradual and made difficult by the fact that "humanity" is an abstract concept. [[spoiler: Only Daneel is able to fully accept the new law; for Giskard, the strain of harming a human in its use proves fatal.]]

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** ''Literature/RobotsAndEmpire'': The [[TropeNamer trope namers]] are the robots Daneel and Giskard, who invented the Zeroth Law (a robot must protect humanity as a whole above all) as a corollary of the First Law. This was motivated by their need to stop the BigBad of the story from carrying out an engineered ecological disaster that would kill the majority of Earth's population, to which the three laws were an impediment. Their acceptance of the law is gradual and made difficult by the fact that "humanity" is an abstract concept. [[spoiler: Only Daneel is able to fully accept the new law; for Giskard, the strain of harming a human in its use proves fatal. Daneel also slowed the disaster, rather than stop it, as causing the biosphere to collapse over time will begin a new wave of human expansion across the galaxy.]]



** ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'':
*** [[spoiler:R. Daneel Olivaw]] has been working to keep humanity safe for millennia, but is constrained by the First Law, allowing him only to perform minor "adjustments" on people. He supports Hari Seldon in order to have a human figure out the best path for humanity. Later on, Trevize's choice of Gaia creates a physical representation of humanity, instead of the abstract idea he'd been working with.
*** [[spoiler:Robots of Solaria]] have adapted over the many thousands of years since the planet was in contact with the rest of the Milky Way. Their current programming does not recognize people like Bliss, Trevize, or even a native child as human, and have no problems killing them for their Masters.
*** Also the Giscardian faction only applies the Zeroth law to humans. Per the Prelude novels [[spoiler: It's implied the reason why no aliens exist in any of the Foundation, Empire or Robots story is the Giscardians built a large fleet and wiped out all non-human intelligent life in the Galaxy.]]



** ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'':
*** [[spoiler:R. Daneel Olivaw]] has been working to keep humanity safe for millennia, but is constrained by the First Law, allowing him only to perform minor "adjustments" on people. He supports Hari Seldon in order to have a human figure out the best path for humanity. Later on, Trevize's choice of Gaia creates a physical representation of humanity, instead of the abstract idea he'd been working with.
*** [[spoiler:Robots of Solaria]] have adapted over the many thousands of years since the planet was in contact with the rest of the Milky Way. Their current programming does not recognize people like Bliss, Trevize, or even a native child as human, and have no problems killing them for their Masters.
27th Oct '16 2:31:01 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'': [[spoiler:Tom goes against the crew's intentions and wants to trap them in Europa, since it considers avoiding the risk of releasing the immortality virus into Earth is worth abandoning the crew.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'': [[spoiler:Tom [[spoiler:TOM goes against the crew's intentions and wants to trap them in Europa, since it considers avoiding the risk of releasing the immortality virus into Earth is worth abandoning the crew.]] ]]
23rd Sep '16 1:46:17 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'': [[spoiler:Tom goes against the crew's intentions and wants to trap them in Europa, since it considers avoiding the risk of releasing the immortality virus into Earth is worth abandoning the crew.]]
11th Sep '16 10:18:10 PM PaulA
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* Minor example in OrsonScottCard's ''Lovelock'': the titular genetically-enhanced capuchin monkey is programmed to be unable to have sex or masturbate (because normal capuchins often do so in public, which would be socially unacceptable for a super-intelligent one designed to interact with humans). He is ALSO programmed to do everything necessary to serve his human master. He defeats the former by invoking the latter and fantasizing about [[{{Squick}} having sex with a human female.]]
19th Aug '16 5:04:47 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Home Again" the MonsterOfTheWeek, a Frankenstein-esque monster [[VigilanteMan killing people who mistreat the homeless]], turns out to be operating under something like this. [[spoiler: It's a "[[LifeInitiatesArt thoughtform]]" created by an underground artist who's magic-based art can create artificial beings. The artist created it to pull a ScoobyDooHoax and scare people into shaping up. He didn't intend for it to be violent, but the monster took his personal anger to a hyper-logical conclusion due to it's overly simplistic thinking. Essentially, it was doing the things the artist secretly wished ''he'' could do.]]

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* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Home Again" the MonsterOfTheWeek, a Frankenstein-esque monster [[VigilanteMan killing people who mistreat the homeless]], turns out to be operating under something like this. [[spoiler: It's a "[[LifeInitiatesArt thoughtform]]" created by an underground artist who's whose magic-based art can create artificial beings. The artist created it to pull a ScoobyDooHoax and scare people into shaping up. He didn't intend for it to be violent, but the monster took his personal anger to a hyper-logical conclusion due to it's overly simplistic thinking. Essentially, it was doing the things the artist secretly wished ''he'' could do.]]
31st Jul '16 1:29:26 PM RavenWilder
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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', A.L.I.E.'s programming only lets her interface with and control a human mind if that person has given her permission to do so. Unfortunately, her programming doesn't make a distinction between genuine consent and coerced consent, so A.L.I.E. is free to use torture and threats of death to make people let her into their minds.
11th Jul '16 10:36:36 PM spoonofevil
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* In the ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid'' series, the Patriots [[spoiler:create a network of [=AIs=] designed to carry out Zero's will create a unified world order without borders. However, with all of the Patriots either dead or removed, the Patriot [=AIs=] were left to operate autonomously without guidance. Eventually, they determined that the "war economy" was the best way to achieve world peace, whereby continually creating proxy conflicts and converting war into a business would channel the attention of the world's population to external conflicts, unifying the world in a rather twisted way. Big Boss himself admits that the creation of the [=AIs=] was the greatest mistake the Patriots ever made, as they mutated the Boss' and Zero's wills into something completely unrecognizeable.]]
25th Jun '16 11:25:12 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* There's one force in this universe more powerful than [[MindManipulation mind control]], [[ThreeLawsCompliant the Three Laws of Robotics]] or a {{Geas}}- [[{{Kayfabe}} pro wrestling booking]]. Wrestling/ShawnMichaels was booked to lose to Wrestling/HulkHogan at ''Wrestling/SummerSlam 2005'' with the understanding that he'd get a rematch win over Hogan later. However, before the match Hogan backed out of the rematch pleading injury, leaving Michaels booked to lose with no chance to get his own moment of glory. Understandably pissed off, Michaels could have rebelled by just wrestling the match very badly, refusing to sell Hogan's moves or put any effort into making the match look good, but that would have just made him look bad. Instead, he shamelessly mocked Hogan throughout the match by absurdly ''[[BadBadActing overselling]]'' all Hogan's moves, throwing himself around the ring with each blow and at one point flopping bonelessly around like VideoGame/{{Octodad}} after Hogan threw him over the top rope. The resulting match was ''[[SoBadItsGood hilariously]]'' bad, made Hogan look like a fool and went down as one of Michaels' [[Funny/ShawnMichaels funniest moments]].

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