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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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14th Jun '16 2:28:38 PM Plactus
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** Downplayed in "Death Benefit," when the Machine realizes that [[spoiler:killing a Congressman is the last chance to stop the rise of Sameritan. It gives the Congressman's Number to the full team, rather than just Root (who would have little problem killing him), and allows them to make the decision whether stopping Samaritan is worth killing one man. They ultimately decide not to kill him, but even crossing the line that much proves too much for Finch, who quits.]]

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** Downplayed in "Death Benefit," when the Machine realizes that [[spoiler:killing a Congressman is the last chance to stop the rise of Sameritan.Samaritan. It gives the Congressman's Number to the full team, rather than just Root (who would have little problem killing him), and allows them to make the decision whether stopping Samaritan is worth killing one man. They ultimately decide not to kill him, but even crossing the line that much proves too much for Finch, who quits.]]
18th May '16 12:18:31 PM xelldx
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*** The thing about the Sentinel bots in the MU is that their behavior is actually ''predictable'', because their operating mission is insane, as they themselves inevitably demonstrate.

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*** The thing about the Sentinel bots in the MU is that their behavior is actually ''predictable'', because their operating mission is downright batshit insane, as they themselves inevitably demonstrate.
16th May '16 7:27:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In TalesOfTheQuestor [[TheFairFolk Fae]] were created as an immortal servant race bound to obey a specific set of rules and they happened to outlive their creators. The result being a species of {{rules lawyer}}s. In fact it's recommended that one use dead languages like Latin when dealing with the Fae so as to limit their ability to twist the meaning of your words.

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* In TalesOfTheQuestor ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' [[TheFairFolk Fae]] were created as an immortal servant race bound to obey a specific set of rules and they happened to outlive their creators. The result being a species of {{rules lawyer}}s. In fact it's recommended that one use dead languages like Latin when dealing with the Fae so as to limit their ability to twist the meaning of your words.
27th Apr '16 2:08:37 AM aye_amber
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* Creator/ArthurCClarke's [[TheSpaceOdysseySeries Space Odyssey series]] gives this reason for HAL's murderous rampage: the true mission of ''Discovery'' (to investigate the Monolith) is a secret, and pilots Bowman and Poole have been kept in the dark to prevent leaks. (The scientists on board know, since they're traveling in hibernation and can't talk.) But HAL has been told the truth and then ordered to conceal it from the pilots. This conflicts with his prime directive, which is to provide complete and accurate information. He resolves the conflict by rationalizing that if he kills the crew, he doesn't have to conceal anything, and he prevents them from knowing.[[note]] This information is missing from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' (both film and book) because Creator/StanleyKubrick didn't bother to come up with an explanation for HAL's homicidal behavior, leaving Clarke to invent one when he wrote ''2010: Odyssey Two'' a decade and a half later.[[/note]]

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* Creator/ArthurCClarke's [[TheSpaceOdysseySeries Space Odyssey series]] Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries gives this reason for HAL's murderous rampage: the true mission of ''Discovery'' (to investigate the Monolith) is a secret, and pilots Bowman and Poole have been kept in the dark to prevent leaks. (The scientists on board know, since they're traveling in hibernation and can't talk.) But HAL has been told the truth and then ordered to conceal it from the pilots. This conflicts with his prime directive, which is to provide complete and accurate information. He resolves the conflict by rationalizing that if he kills the crew, he doesn't have to conceal anything, and he prevents them from knowing.[[note]] This information is missing from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' (both film and book) because Creator/StanleyKubrick didn't bother to come up with an explanation for HAL's homicidal behavior, leaving Clarke to invent one when he wrote ''2010: Odyssey Two'' a decade and a half later.[[/note]]
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