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->''[[TropeNamer "Crush! Kill! Destroy!"]]''
-->-- '''Killer Android IDAK Alpha 12''' from ''Series/LostInSpace''

%% One quote is sufficient. Please place additional entries on the quotes tab.

'''RobotBuddy [[AllThereInTheManual Instruction Manual]]'''

Congratulations kid! You've got your first RobotBuddy, RidiculouslyHumanRobot, or DoAnythingRobot! But before you start playing with it and [[ABoyAndHisX going on magical adventures together]], there's a few things you need to know:

* Firstly, the [[SchmuckBait big red switch on his back]] [[InventionalWisdom that flips between]] [[MoralityDial "Good" and "Evil"]]? [[KillerRobot Might want to be careful with that.]]
* Secondly, your RobotBuddy is not a toy! Well, OK, you did buy him at ''Bots'R'Us'' so he ''is'' a toy, but you should still treat him with kindness and care. Case in point: TurnedAgainstTheirMasters.
* Thirdly, [[Film/{{Gremlins}} do not feed it after midnight]]. Or at all, for that matter -- it'll gum up the gears. (Or worse, [[HorrorHunger give him a taste for meat]])
* Fourth and last, if you've purchased the "Defense Bot" upgrade that adds TelescopingRobot functionality and {{Death Ray}}s, please refrain from abusing the robot's [=WarMode=] to beat up bullies.

Failure to follow any of the previous instructions may result in your robot going haywire, and spouting lines like "Crush. Kill. Destroy!" or "KillAllHumans". In which case, it is highly recommended you hit the OverrideCommand located in [''[[ApocalypticLog the rest of the instruction manual]] [[LostInTransmission appears to have been disintegrated]].''] If you have purchased the MechanicalMonster model, TropeCo suggests you start running now. [[note]]And all sales are '''final'''.[[/note]]
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime]]

* ''Epic Gilgamesh'': "Crush! Destroy!" was literally the catchphrase (and protocall) of Gilgamesh in his short-lived 1974 series based on ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh''.
* ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'': [[DeceptivelyHumanRobots Deceptively Human Robot]] Tres Iqus engages in "Genocide Mode" when using his ImplacableMan GunKata to kill mooks.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/AgentsOfAtlas'': M-11 has been caught saying this occasionally.
* ''MetalMen'': When Dr. Will Magnus reconstructed his short-lived Plutonium Man, its first (and only) words were "Crush. Raze. Trample."
* The 'pet' [[GiantRobot Sentinel]] Rover in the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' storyline "Here Comes Tomorrow" had a one word vocabulary. That word was "DESTROY."
** Likewise, Juston's RobotBuddy / HumongousMecha Sentinel in ComicBook/AvengersAcademy regularly says "Destroy All Mutants!, " despite never actually making any efforts towards that goal.
* The UltimateMarvel incarnation of {{Galactus}}, a swarm of killer robots called Gah Lak Tus, is dedicated to consuming and wiping out all organic life which it finds disgusting. The swarm repeatedly states its mission: "Consume". This changes when they meet [[spoiler:616 Galactus after he ends up in the Ultimate verse thanks to a tear in the fabric of the multiverse]]. They attempt to consume him at first, repeating "Consume". Then they switch to [[FusionDance "Merge".]] Finally, "Serve".
* The Guardian Units in ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' have a distressing tendency to revert to this at the drop of a hat, and happen to be incredibly well-built and well-armed. Even worse, they seem to be the exclusive property of the Autobots.

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[[folder:Film]]

* Pick any scifi movie with robots [[BMovie before 1970.]]
* Averted in ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951'', the peace keeper robot is entirely silent when on murderous rampages. This was extremely unusual for the time period.
* ''ForbiddenPlanet'': Despite what the poster would have you believe, this is also averted: Robbie is pretty tame to start with and has a RestrainingBolt that makes it ''impossible'' for him to [[ThreeLawsCompliant harm]] any other "rational being".

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[[folder:Literature]]

* Creator/IsaacAsimov created the "[[ThreeLawsCompliant Three Laws of Robotics]]" ''specifically'' to avert this trope. And a fairly big portion of his stories are about robots going haywire ''because'' of those laws. In really clever ways, mind you.
* AM in ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' destroyed humanity, although his behavior comes from more intense, personal loathing than a mindless rampage.
* A robot in one of the stories from Creator/StanislawLem's ''Literature/TalesOfPirxThePilot'' seems ro run on this. [[spoiler: At first.]]
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* While the Daleks in ''Series/DoctorWho'' with their iconic "Exterminate! Ex-ter-minate!" are not robots (they are living creatures inside machines giving them greater mobility), Terry Nation - who originally created them - apparently forgot this at least once (''Destiny of the Daleks'').
** In an early appearance, Daleks apparently had some religious fervour: 'Align and advance! Advance to attack! Attrack and destroy! Destroy and rejoice!'
** '''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E3ThePowerOfTheDaleks "Daleks conquer and destroy!! Daleks conquer and destroy!!"]]'''
*** "SEEK! LOCATE! '''''EXTERMINATE!'''''"
** The Cybermen have a similar iconic "DELETE" (although they are human brains in metal bodies, they have been reprogrammed in such a way that they may as well be robots).
** And the Host.
--->'''Host:''' Information: Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill.
** People infected by [[TheVirus Varga plants]]:
---> I must kill! I must kill! I must kill!
* ''LostInSpace'': This line is often mis-attributed to The Robot who does use the term "Destroy" several times in the pilot during his rampage. It's Killer Android IDAK Alpha 12 who says this in the episode titled, "Revolt of the Androids." Despite its use in only one episode, it became a more famous line than "Destroy" and was thus attributed to the main character robot.
** This becomes an AscendedMeme in TheMovie; Will has the Robot deliver the line (to scare his dad) in the scene where he shows that he's gained control over it. The movie soundtrack even has a StupidStatementDanceMix of the Robot saying "Destroy."
* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'''s Mike Nelson built a robot in episode #602, following the lead of ex-host Joel Hodgson, who built fellow snarkers Crow and Tom Servo. However, Mike's robot seemed only able to shout "DESTROY.. DESTROY.. DESTROY..". After he shuts it down, Crow and Tom force Mike to promise not to try and build another.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Satan's Robot from the ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Adventures of Captain Proton!]]'' holoprogram enjoys saying "SUR-REN-DER!" as it clanks menacingly towards people. Seven of Nine was unfazed, simply turning it off and asking Tom, "Can I go now?"

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[[folder:Music]]

* The German future pop band Rotersand composed a song using samples from ''Series/DoctorWho'' entitled, appropriately enough, "Exterminate Annihilate Destroy."
-->build me a shelter, a place I can dwell in
-->show me a future that I can enjoy
-->give me a reason and I'll be your fellow
-->show me the target I have to destroy
* The chorus of the song "Stress" by the rap group Organized Konfusion: "Crush! Kill! Destroy! Stress!"
* Brazilian Death Metal band Sarcófago's first record was named "Crush, Kill, Destroy".
* The Misfits "Astro Zombies" - ''Prime directive, exterminate the whole human race!''
* The American heavy metal band GWAR have a song on their 1994 album Ragnarok named "Crush, Kill, Destroy".

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* Killbot in ''BrewsterRockit'' made these words into a campaign slogan.
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[[folder: Radio]]
* The "mandroid" in ''Radio/{{Nebulous}}'', when it goes into murderous mode, begins chanting "MUST KILL AND/OR MAIM NEBULOUS". This is particularly absurd because, as Nebulous attempts to talk it into submission, he responds with the normal, erudite conversation he'd been performing up until that point before going back into the chant.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* The robot supervillain Mechanon has been trying to wipe out all organic life in every edition of {{Champions}} to date.
* Bots in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' have an [[MoralityChip Asimov circuit]] to prevent this from happening. This chip is removable. The Corpore Metal society enjoys removing these chips. You should know how this goes.
* The Iron Men of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}},'' who ended up losing the war, but in the process sent humanity into a galaxy-wide dark age.
* The [[OrganicTechnology organic robots]] known as [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/z-mangler.htm Manglers]] do this in {{Mortasheen}}.
* Older editions of DungeonsAndDragons did this with golems, the magical equivalent of robots. Many golems had a certain chance every round of combat to simply flip out and try to kill everything in sight, as the golems of Jewish folklore often did.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', almost all the robots in [[BadFuture 2300 AD]] act like this despite having obviously been designed to be laborers. The only aversions are Robo who joins your party and is quite nice, and Johnny and his gang who are definitely jerks but would much rather race you for fun than kill you.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has an army of manufactured Black Mages who shout "KILL!" when they attack. The Black Waltzes aren't much better; "I EXIST ONLY TO KILL! I EXIST ONLY TO KILL!" Some Black Mages develop independent will and a better vocabulary, and form their own village. Another Black Mage, Vivi, is adopted by Quale, and later joins Zidane's party as they take on Kuja.
* Interestingly, the first ''VideoGame/KrushKillNDestroy'' ([=KKnD=]) game does not feature {{Killer Robot}}s. The second one does, however (with killer ''farming'' robots).
** It did have the 'Mech, from the Tech Bunkers. The manual states it was initially created as a toy for kids.
* Troggs in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' will shout ''Crush!'', ''Kill!'', or ''Destroy'' when they attack.
** Ogres tend to yell in things like "Rawr me smash you!" and other things in YouNoTakeCandle.
* In ''RobotAlchemicDrive'', one of the main robots the player controls will eventually activate its forbidden "Human Genocide Mode," which is pretty self explanatory. It even keeps droning, in the protagonist's head, "DESTROY IT ALL."
* [[SonicTheHedgehog E-123 Omega]] is a textbook TurnedAgainstTheirMasters variety who is ''really'' pissed off about Eggman shutting him down and leaving him. And he's very entertaining in battle. ANNIHILATION! KILL! FIRE, FIRE!
* In ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'', the BigBad are The Grox, who all talk like this, being cybernetic gerbils.
* The Slylandro probes in ''StarControl 2'' begin by transmitting "We come in peace" before their [[spoiler: buggy]] programming override activates and compels them to "Break target into component compounds/materials".
* ''{{VideoGame/Starsiege}}'': a repeated refrain from Cybrids: Hurt//Maim//Kill.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Thief}} Thief: Deadly Shadows]]'' is practically the Trope Codifier.
-->'''Stone Guardian:''' A noise... and ''find and crush and '''KILL AND CRUSH AND KILL!!!'''''
* Chaos, the ancient robot from ''ShiningForce''.
* Astaroth of the ''SoulSeries'', especially in second game, seems fond of this. "SCREAM!" "KILL!" "SHUT UP!"
* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', Claptrap will scream "Murder! Death! Kill! Annihilate! [[Series/DoctorWho Exterminate!]]" when you use the WIRED device on him at the end of Claptrap's New Robolution.
* A boss battle in StarFox64 involves an enormous ROB look-alike who has gone haywire, ''constantly'' repeating [[MostAnnoyingSound "DESTROY ALL ENEMIES.]] [[CaptainObvious YOU ARE AN ENEMY."]]
* Russel from ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' sometimes says it word by word. Especially in the final mission.
* When he appeared in MarvelVsCapcom3, MODOK was fond of following up his [[CallingYourAttack attack names]] with chants of "Kill! Kill!".
* The standard BattleIntro for RobotGirl Nu-13 when facing her as a FinalBoss in ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger'' is "Loading... Loading... Loading... Complete. ... Activate termination protocol."
* ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'': A Rampant AI will shift into this mindset during the second stage: Anger. This takes the form of basically a giant virtual temper tantrum as the AI attempts to cause as much destruction as it can. After a while the AI calms down and enters the Jealousy stage, and that's when it really becomes dangerous...
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[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{ADVENTURERS}},'' one of the party members is named "Killer Evil Death Spybot 5000" and always talks like this. [[DevilInPlainSight No one appears to find this suspicious.]][[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Or even particularly unusual.]] (Except [[OnlySaneMan Ardam]], of course.) At one point, he becomes a pop star with the hit song "Don't DESTROY My Heart."
* Of course, we must include Red Robot from ''DieselSweeties''. His prime directive is "Crush All Hu-mans!".
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' features this gem from an overly-assertive robot:
-->Go to fallback interaction sequence: '''kill everyone.'''
* In ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Roofus the Roof-Repair Robot goes on a [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070918.html brief rampage of this sort.]] But he was provoked! [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070911.html They destroyed his roof!]]
* The lyrics of the "Madblood Battle Anthem", as performed by his 'Evil Robot Army' in ''{{Narbonic}}''. At least, Dave III's version. (Shaenon Garrity held a contest.)
* Subverted in ''SkinHorse'' where there are a group of ex-killer robots who have old vocal programs, and use 'destroy' for EVERY verb. As in: "let me destroy you some tea".
* Vaporware, who shows up first in ''CheckerboardNightmare'' and then in ''StarslipCrisis'', wants nothing more than to kill every human. Preferably by strangulation.
* A [[Webcomic/EightBitTheater non-robotic example]]: [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/07/06/episode-438-makin-friends/ Crap! Piss! Kill!]]
--> '''Red Mage:''' Tell me that's '''not''' a declaration of intent.
* Depicted in [[http://www.bugmartini.com/comics/resistance-is-finicky/ this]] ''Webcomic/BugMartini'' strip.
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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/411384 Crush! Kill! Destroy! ''Dance!'']]
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/108616-Robot-Buddy-Becomes-Killer-in-Stunning-Short-Film Blinky.]] Just... Blinky.
--> "Ready or not, here I come!"
* [[WebAnimation/PonyDotMov MAGIC.MOV]]: CRUSH! KILL! DESTROY! [-[[{{Catchphrase}} SWAG]].-] (Done by the [[RobotMe RD]]-[[{{Trope 2000}} 5000]])
** It even got its way to [=BronyCon=].
** In SWAG.MOV, [[spoiler:giant!RD]] plays on RD-5000's motto in her opening taunt to Discord:
--> You have ravaged this city, crushed our homes, and destroyed countless lives.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju9GQ4Tmz74 Now in]] StupidStatementDanceMix form by General Mumble. The lyrics consist mostly of the RD-5000's voice clips and Twilight's hilariously short-sighted suggestion.
* In the ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' series, Hank J. Wimbleton's katana has this written along the blade in Thai script. He certainly does plenty of each.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In the ''Franchise/XMen'' franchise - ''the Sentinels''.
** ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' has Rover, who still only says "Destroy" no matter what it means. He's capable of saying it in a number of ways to make it highly expressive.
*** Until he's SuddenlyVoiced [[spoiler: [[TearJerker Run]]]]
* Arguably, in ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'', the robot that signs the unconditional surrender treaty at the UN, when it calmly says "Hand over your flesh and a new world awaits you. We demand it." [[spoiler:Right before it self-destructs in an atomic blast, killing everyone at the UN]]
* The R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' tells people to not panic it while destroying most everything in its path.
-->'''R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V''': "Do not panic. You will ''all'' die."
** Also R.E.C.R., in a spoof of 1950's-era panic.
--> '''R.E.C.R.''': Everything is the enemy!
--> '''R.E.C.R.''': But I must destroy and protect!
--> '''R.E.C.R.''': I must destroy all enemies! Because all enemies are MY enemies!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,''
** Mr. Burns orders robot workers, and the box says "100% Loyal." The next scene is Burns and Smithers being chased by the robots, who are droning "Crush, kill, destroy!" over and over.
** In another episode, Bart's class has a robot telling them about the new "fun museum" in town. Bored, Bart glances out the window and sees the robot's operator sitting in a tree. Bart hits him with a rock, knocking him out and making the robot slump over. After a second, it utters "Command link severed. Default setting... CRUSH. KILL. DESTROY." and starts throttling Principal Skinner, to the delight of the children.
** In "Itchy And Scratchy Land," the cat and mouse robots have a protocol that ensures that they only attack each other; their HUD commands them to "KILL" their opposite number. Inevitably, they malfunction, and the "KILL" command is demanded of human targets.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'': Used nearly word for word, wherein mad Decepticon leader Galvatron undergoes word association therapy (you know you're AxCrazy when the Decepticons ''send you to a psychiatrist.'') and the first things he can think of are "Kill! Smash! Destroy!" Asked to continue, he obliges with "Rend! Mangle! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Distort]]!".\\
Afterwards he blew up the planet where he got the therapy; it was less than successful. Clearly, he is a bot of his word.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
** [[KnifeNut Roberto]] was created by a team of engineers who ''actually wanted to build a criminally insane robot''.
--> Roberto: "AND THEY FAILED!"
--> Vending Machine Bot: "But doesn't that mean-*Is stabbed*"
** Mostly averted with Bender, who is generally able to suppress his inner desire to kill humans. However, it does sometimes pop out in the form of the occasional FreudianSlip or [[TalkingInYourSleep sleep-talking]].
--> '''Bender''': "Hey sexy mama, wanna kill all humans?"
** [[BadSanta Robot Santa]] is at least willing to restrict his rampages to one night a year. Unfortunately he has much more firepower than Bender or Roberto.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'': Mario provides a non-robotic example when Bowser and his son, Kooky (Ludwig von Koopa,) puts him under his control with a mind-control helmet. When Luigi shows up to rescue him, Bowser orders Mario to "Smash! Crush! Pound! Destroy!" him.
** Unfortunately, Kooky get the helmet put upon '''''himself''''', much to Bowser's chagrin and terror!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode, "Upgrade," when the Manhattan Clan gang up on the Coyote robot and Goliath rips out and squishes the controlling head, the rest of the robot gets up and blindly flails "Destroy, Destroy..." before being flattened by a subway train.
* The Bat-Bots in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' end up chanting ''Destroy. Destroy. Destroy.'' when Black Mask's guy Taboo reprograms them for evil.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' had a MonsterOfTheWeek that was a cruise-missile-delivered carrot that turned into a bomb. Anyone who ate the carrot began inflating to house-busting proportions before exploding themselves, and Courage had to dive through Murial's body to find the tumor-like carrot growth and shut it down. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext No, it does not make any more sense in context.]] However, when Courage gets inside, for some reason the carrot can talk, is wearing an army helmet and badge, and is chanting "Grow! Expand! Explode!" in ever-increasing volume and excitement.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000'', the kids decided to replace all their teachers with celebrities. Their new dance teacher, a parody of [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]], kept shouting this phrase as he pirouetted through walls.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Hannah Banana", Brian and Stewie find that Miley Cyrus is actually an android. At Brian's suggestion, Stewie tries reprogramming her so Brian can have sex with her, but instead she goes haywire and starts running around saying "MILEY SMASH!"
** In another episode, Peter vies for a promotion by having a robot do paperwork for him, which he assures his boss has no emotions and is [[ThreeLawsCompliant programmed never to harm humans]]. It then proceeds to throttle Peter while shouting "Angry!"
* The GICU2 from Super WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}:
--> "Intruders! HURT! MAIME! DESTROY!"

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-->'''[[WebOriginal/PonyDotMov R-Dash 5000]]''': Swag!