[[caption-width-right:350:[[PlayingGod Would you like to give me a name?]] ]]

"Kara" is a short film created by Creator/QuanticDream to showcase the new graphics engine they developed for ''Videogame/BeyondTwoSouls''. It starts off showing the assembly and activation of a RidiculouslyHumanRobot... who proves to be a little too human.

Go watch it on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EvqiGm0wz8 YouTube]].

For a tech demo, this short video is '''plot-heavy'''. Expect spoilers.

Due to the positive reception of the tech demo and many people wanting to know how Kara's story continued--''and'' that David Cage himself grew frustrated that he didn't know what would happen after the events in the tech demo--''Kara'' was recently announced to become a full game by the name of ''VideoGame/DetroitBecomeHuman''.
!!Contains examples of:

* ArtificialHuman / ArtificialIntelligence
* BaldWomen: Though she does get hair implanted later.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Operator is moved to let Kara live as a sentient android, but she still has to work as a slave-bot.]]
** As of the trailer to ''VideoGame/DetroitBecomeHuman'', [[spoiler: this seems not the case.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: again, ''very'' plot-heavy for a 7-minute tech demo, to the point that it ended up being the narrative foundation for an entire game.
* CharacterTitle
* CyberPunk
* DoAndroidsDream
* TheFaceless: The Operator.
* FemBot: showing linguistic drift. Kara defines herself as an "android" (from the suffix -oid, "having form or likeness of", and the Greek root "andro," or "man") despite there already being a word for robots that have the form or likeness of a woman ("gynoid"). But would [[ViewersAreMorons audiences understand the more uncommon term]]?
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: There are a few hints that she's becoming sentient before it's confirmed; the way she smiles after she's given a name, the look of wonderment as she uses her arms and legs for the first time, and the way she covers herself when she's naked speaks of more than just programming.]]
* GrayEyes: Kara's eyes are a pale grey. They add to her waifish and distracted aura. The color also signifies that she is empty, a blank slate ready to be shape into her owner's will.
* InkSuitActor[=/=]SerkisFolk: Kara looks just like her voice/motion capture actress, [[http://coolspotters.com/actresses/valorie-curry Valorie Curry]]. According to the producers, that's because Valorie [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-03-07-introducing-quantic-dreams-kara "looked like an android already"]].
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Subverted. Kara is initially naked but doesn't care because she doesn't have skin yet and at the moment has merely BarbieDollAnatomy. Once she's coated with skin, Kara covers herself with her hands until a machine gives her a bra and underwear.
* JustAMachine: To The Operator, anyway. [[spoiler: Kara disagrees.]]
* LimbSensationFascination: As the Operator asks her to take a few steps.
* MoodWhiplash: Starts off as just an ExcusePlot to show off a new graphics engine. Then it shifts into serious TearJerker territory.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The Operator [[spoiler: as he lets the fully sentient Kara model go free.]]
** Could also be argued that [[spoiler: the Operator had felt guilty after coming very closely to dissembling (killing) the fully-sentient Kara, who is begging for her life after being branded as 'defective'.]]
*** Yet another way of looking at it is that the Operator was in awe of the concept of a [[spoiler: sentient robot. His reaction to Kara implies that he has never encountered such a machine before.]]
*** And, in addition to the previous, his [[spoiler: having her assume her role as a slave-bot despite her sentience and knowing that Kara's hopes for life may not be so great depending on where she's going.]] If anything, it might actually all of the above at once.
* {{Omniglot}}: Kara's model comes packed in with 300 languages.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The Japanese song Kara sings is [[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Sakura_Sakura "Sakura Sakura"]].
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Kara is this. Notable in that we see her assembly, complete with a thumping blue heart.
* RobotGirl: Starts off somewhere inbetween a {{Fembot}} and a SkeleBot9000 during the assembly, but skin and hair eventually projects itself over the metallic surface. [[spoiler: Then she turns sentient...]]
* RobotHair: Kara is designed to appear human in just about every way, including a head of short brown hair (which is seen being installed on her significantly more obviously mechanical-at first-body).
* RobotMaid: Seems to be her primary function.
* SexBot: One of her multiple functions.
* WhamLine:
** [[spoiler: "I thought...I was alive."]]
** [[spoiler: Also, "Stop! I'm scared! (''disassembly stops'') I want to live. I'm begging you."]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler: "You're not supposed to think that sort of stuff. You're not supposed to think at all!"]]