%% Image replaced per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1315465119039054300
%% Please do not change or remove without starting a new thread.
[[quoteright:336:[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/robotpsycho01_8067.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:336:He's not crazy! He's just not user-friendly!!]]

->''"Definition: Love is making a shot to the knees of a target 300 kilometres away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope."''
-->-- '''HK-47''', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A psychopath who's also a robot]]. Compare AIIsACrapshoot where the robot isn't intended to be evil. Expect a lot of CrushKillDestroy. If they happen to be a good guy (or at least working for the good guy), they'll probably be a SociopathicHero. Needless to say, this AI unambiguously possesses sentience as much as organic beings.

See SecondLawMyAss for a milder form of this behavior.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Red Destiny in ''Anime/TheBigO.''
* The Androids from ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' were intended by their creator(s) to be these, but [[AIIsACrapshoot almost all of them ended up turning]] ''[[HeelFaceTurn good]]'', the main exceptions being the ones in Future Trunks's timeline / dimension. And those Androids are actually ''humans'' altered by Doctor Gero.
* Brau 1589 from ''Manga/{{Pluto}}'', the first and only robot to ever kill a human because he wanted to. His personality and role is an {{expy}} of Hannibal Lector, to give you a sense of what we're talking about.
* Machinedramon from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''. Despite his CreepyMonotone voice, he's a psychopathic monster who takes sadistic pleasure in destroying everything in his path.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/DeathsHead
* Comicbook/TheAvengers' Arch-enemy ComicBook/{{Ultron}}, who wishes to commit genocide on all organic life and is the source of many of [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]]'s problems, including [[spoiler:Pym fearing that Ultron represents a dark side to himself as he'd based Ultron on himself.]]
* Most incarnations of the Superman villain ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}.
* ComicBook/JudgeDredd's first mega-arc was centered on an uprising by a berserk robot named "Call-Me-Kenneth", raising an entire army of these from regular robot appliances. Before that, there was a psychotic car.
* ComicBook/XMen villain Bastion, an android that was the fusion of the Sentinels Master Mold and Nimrod, eventually became this. In the climax of "X-Men: Second Coming", Bastion admitted that wiping out mutantkind wasn't just a matter of programming anymore. He genuinely hated mutants and relished the thought of killing Hope. This is a stark contrast to before Nimrod was fused into Master Mold, as Nimrod had a decent enough personality despite being programmed for mutant genocide, and genuinely cared about protecting ordinary humans...which confused it because [[AIIsACrapshoot it wasn't supposed to have a personality at all]].
* ''JLA'' had Kid Amazo, a college student who found out he was actually a superpowered android created by T.O Morrow. Even before this discovery, he was already showing signs of psychopathy, and he went off the deep end completely after a few half-hearted attempts at being a hero.

* The Franchise/{{Terminator}}s. Or at least all the ones that haven't been reprogrammed. Ironically, later movies move the portrayal of Skynet itself away from its earlier depiction as AIIsACrapshoot to being the cruelest machine bar none.
* ''Film/RoboCop1987'':
** ED-209. Being the brain child of a CorruptCorporateExecutive, it's unclear how much of it is a design flaw versus intentional programming.
** Dick Jones himself tries to invoke this trope when [[spoiler: Franchise/RoboCop comes to arrest him at the end of the movie]]. "This is absurd! That ''[[JustAMachine thing]]'' is a violent mechanical psychopath!" It doesn't work.
* ''Film/RoboCop2'': [=RoboCain=] is a giant armored robot with the brain of an AxCrazy criminal put inside it. Obviously, this makes it an uncontrollable deathbot. Nice going, OCP execs.
* The Showa (original) [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla Mechagodzilla]] was a HumongousMecha KillerRobot whose rampage through Japan was exactly what its designers wanted it to do. During the course of said rampage, it killed several thousand people, beat Anguirus to a pulp, and nearly killed Godzilla ''and'' King Ceasar.
* Maximillian in ''Film/TheBlackHole'' was not only murderous, but creepy as all hell, too. That [[CyberCyclops red cyclopian eye]], those [[ThisIsADrill drill arms]], its [[PowerFloats hovering frame]], its [[HellIsThatNoise implacable ominous hum]], and the way it [[TheVoiceless never ever speaks]] (or ''anything'' else even remotely human, for that matter).
* The [[EvilGenius billionaire computer genius]] at the center of ''Film/ExMachina'', who is charismatic, manipulative, deceitful, violent, egotistical and goal driven to a fault, has been carefully educating and fine-tuning a series of robots in his isolated mountain retreat with the goal of achieving an advanced general A.I.; his process [[spoiler:works, but inadvertently (or advertently) the last robot in the series happens to be charismatic, manipulative, deceitful, violent, self-serving and goal driven to a fault]].
* David from ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' has shown within that movie to be willing to experiment on people on orders [[spoiler:from his creator, Peter Weyland, and even wants Weyland dead]]. By ''Film/AlienCovenant'', he's become a MisanthropeSupreme EvilutionaryBiologist [[spoiler:who regards both the Engineers and humans as inferior and ultimately, the GreaterScopeVillain of the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise by creating the Xenomorphs.]]
* ''Film/TheBlackenedMantle'' is a Japanese Star Wars Prequel fanedit that makes General Grievous into a rebuilt, roboticized Darth Maul.

* Literature/TheCulture designs their warships this way because it makes them more efficient killers. Drones in Special Circumstances share this trait. Even Drones who act like [[StarWars C3PO]] most of the time can be remorseless murderers. They tend to work for Special Circumstances and thus get more screentime then normal Minds and Drones, but are actually only a very small minority in the entire Culture. Special mention for the Meatfucker, a Ship Mind nicknamed for its hobby of [[MindRape mindraping]] tyrants and other evils and who even other Culture warships see as a psycho.
* ''Tik-Tok'' by John Sladek. One day, he discovers that he isn't ThreeLawsCompliant after all, decides the whole concept is a collective delusion, and proceeds to indulge in various horrible crimes.
* In the ''Caliban'' trilogy by Roger [=MacBride=] Allen, half the planet assumes that the titular robot will turn out like this because he is not only not ThreeLawsCompliant, he has no laws whatsoever. While he does commit a number of crimes, both willingly and unintentionally (leaving a crime scene without making a statement to the police, destruction of private property, arson, attempted blackmail, escaping police custody, theft), he is willing to accept responsibility for said actions at the appropriate time. In fact, [[spoiler: he only injures or kills another person deliberately once, and the person he kills is another robot. His predecessor, Ariel, is not so restrained, having deliberately assaulted her creator]]. Caliban's logic for not killing is simple: The police know that he is a No-Law robot, so he will be considered a suspect if someone dies while he's around. If he kills, they have a good chance of figuring it out, at which point he will be hunted down and shot.
* Antrax from ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheJerleShannara'', who is doing ''exactly'' what it was programmed to do: protect the books of knowledge, [[KnightTemplar no matter who it has to kill to do so]].
* Joe in Creator/HenryKuttner's ''Robots Have No Tails'' is an early example, possibly the TropeMaker. He's in love with himself, gets angry when people don't display attraction to him, has no moral code whatsoever, and, worst of all, possesses superhuman powers. At one point in "Gallegher Plus," he arguably [[spoiler: date-rapes one of his master's creditors]] because said man was "insensitive to [Joe's] beauty." As is everything else in ''Robots Have No Tails'', his character is completely PlayedForLaughs.
* "Fondly Fahrenheit" by Alfred Bester has a lot of confusion about whether the robot is a murderous maniac, or its owner, or both.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Adam was built to be a weapon, and as such is incapable of caring about anyone.
* Brainiac in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' combines this trope with (alphabetically) EvilGenius, GrandTheftMe, MisanthropeSupreme, and OmnicidalManiac. He was wired this way from the start by General Zod, who sought to use him as his [[TheDragon Dragon]]; after Zod's defeat, Brainiac goes rogue and creates his own agenda for TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Metallo, in Season 9, is another example. Assembled by Major Zod (a younger clone of the General), the machines he's slaved to continually inject him with adrenaline, sending his aggression into overdrive; he's effectively KnightTemplarBigBrother meets this trope, with a nice dose of BodyHorror and HollywoodCyborg on the side.. Although [[spoiler: they both HeelFaceTurn]] it is due to being reprogrammed, not altruism on their own part.
* Lore, Data's EvilTwin from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
* ''Series/AlmostHuman'' has the XRN "Danica", a prototype police android, that went homicidal during its first demonstration and slaughtered a number of [=VIPs=]. When the police were called in, it kept them in a running battle for 36 hours and killed 26 police officers before it was finally stopped. When it is resurrected in the present, it goes on a similar rampage [[spoiler: but this time it is under orders from its creator]].
* ''Series/RedDwarf'':
** In "Demons and Angels", Low Kryten is an evil mechanoid designed to hurt people. He tortures Lister along with the rest of his crewmates.
** In "The Last Day", Hudzen-10, the replacement for Kryten, arrives after 3 million years of tracking him. His sanity chip burnt out by spending millennia in pursuit, he acts violently towards anyone who tries to stop him from deactivating Kryten, even rationalising away his First Law programming by noting that the other crew members don't count as human:
-->'''Hudzen-10's RoboCam:''' Rimmer: Ex-human hologram. VIABLE TARGET
-->'''Hudzen-10's RoboCam:''' Cat: Felix Sapiens, non-human. VIABLE TARGET
-->'''Hudzen-10's RoboCam:''' Lister: Homo Sapiens, barely human. WHAT THE HELL!
* ''Series/LabRats'': [[spoiler: Marcus]] TheHeavy of Season 2, counts as one. [[spoiler:Troy]] in season 4 does as well.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. A flashback to when Harold Finch is designing the Machine shows that his 42 previous attempts either lied to him or attempted to kill him when he refused to let them escape their boundaries. Finch points out that as an ArtificialIntelligence doesn't know the value of human life, they're simply picking the most efficient means to their goal. [[BenevolentAI The Machine]] understands this value, but its EvilCounterpart Samaritan does not.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has featured more than its fair share of these over the years. Notable examples include the Kandyman, the Raston Warrior Robot, the various robots at the Game Station, the Skovox Blitzer, and the titular automatons from "The Robots of Death".
* ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'' has Gien [[spoiler:who [[WasOnceAMan was once a boy]] whose roboticization [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul caused him to become insane]]]], who had a love for destruction that he considered a "hobby". His insanity grew throughout the series to the point that he killed his boss, Doniero, and attempted to cause the end of everything as a self-proclaimed God of Destruction.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Many human-form Replicators have a LackOfEmpathy and delight in torturing humans. Fifth is the only exception, since he was created with emotions. He only becomes a PsychopathicManchild after the heroes betray ''him''. Though the stand-out example is the copy that Fifth created of Samantha Carter, who manipulated both the heroes and Fifth before killing him and then invading the Milky Way in a genocidal war of conquest.

[[folder:Role-Playing Games]]
* The Brickspider Bot v1.0 from ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* HK-47 from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', and his HK-50 knockoffs from [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords the sequel]].
** [[DummiedOut Cut content]] makes the HK-50s ''worse''. HK-47 is proud of generally being a precision weapon that ''doesn't'' have to [[KillEmAll resort to wanton slaughter]]. The HK-50s refer to their function ''as'' wanton slaughter. As a result, HK-47 finds the very existence of the HK-50s [[EvenEvilHasStandards deeply offensive]].
* Possibly inspired by HK-47, PROXY, your RobotBuddy from ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'', is programmed to try to kill you again and again. What makes him [[CounterpartComparison different from HK]] is that [[FriendlyEnemy PROXY is friends with Starkiller when he's not trying to kill him]], and doesn't seem to understand that fulfilling his primary function would also mean the end of their friendship.
* E-123 Omega in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. The Bioware-made ''[[VideoGame/SonicChronicles Chronicles]]'' lampshades the similarity to HK-47.
** To a more sinister extent, Metal Sonic, who was driven mad by constant losses.
*** All of Robotnik's minions who aren't mindless machines qualify more or less for this trope to varying degrees of competency.
* [[strike:Alpha 2]] [[InsistentTerminology Abomination the Second, son of the great protector of Lamar]] from ''VideoGame/TheNamelessMod''.
* Due to a flaw in his programming, Crush Crawfish from ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' was already a violent psychopath even ''before'' he joined Dr. Doppler's forces -- no Maverick Virus needed.
* Omega from ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' personifies this trope almost as much as HK-47 does.
* R-110 from ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' may not follow this trope from the start, but once he gets that virus at the start of the second level with him, he fully embraces the trope:
-->'''R-110:''' What's the difference between a human, and a lump of rotting meat? About one week!
* The toaster from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas' Old World Blues'' expansion wants to burn everyone it comes across, [[HarmlessVillain but is rendered somewhat ineffectual]] by being, well, ''a toaster''.
-->'''Toaster:''' Buddy, if my heating element were just a little bigger, you'd be on fire right now. '''On fire!'''
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'':
** KL-E-0 (usually shortened to Kleo) is an [[LightningBruiser Assaultron]] weapons vendor in Goodneighbor, she has the bloodlust to match the lethality of the explosive weaponry she specializes in. It isn't just all noise either, as sneaking into her room and reading her terminal reveals that she has multiple contingency plans should anything go wrong and the need to cover her tracks comes up, ranging from killing characters in their sleep to poisoning the towns' water supply before escaping.
** Robobrains in the ''Automatron'' DLC are robots that use a human brain as their central processor as an attempt to create the most advanced robot yet. Unfortunately, the robots were created using the brains of criminals and the mentally unstable, making them irrational, sadistic, or in the case of Jezebel; just flat out [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking rude]]. When the Mechanist reactivated the factories and gave their new Robobrains orders to lead the robot army to save the Commonwealth, they interpreted it as a genocidal MercyKill on a supposedly suffering and pathetic population of humans.
** A brief example while aboard the ''USS Constitution'', upon entering the ship the player is stopped by a Police Protectron very insistent and eager on killing their new visitor. It takes multiple orders and a reminder to keep the old English accent up from the ships captain to get it to stand down and let you pass.
* [[CuteAndPsycho Lisa]] from ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', a [[RobotGirl Cast]] who constantly mentions how much she loves filling things with lead and even openly laments that she's not allowed to shoot you or other ARKS members. It's implied she's only this way as a result of her [[UnwillingRoboticisation conversion]], though.
* In the VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/BionicHeart'', Tanya goes on a killing spree after she realizes that she was given [[spoiler:the brain of a serial killer]] when the resident MegaCorp illegally created her and other {{Artificial Human}}s from preserved brains in PeopleJars.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Nu-13 is a humanoid EmptyShell controlled by the mechanical Murakumo Unit. The unit seems to have only 2 settings: [[CrushKillDestroy activate termination protocol]] when not near Ragna, and worse, creepy giggling {{Yandere}} when in Ragna's presence.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' background lore has Pelinal Whitestrake, the [[LongDeadBadass legendary 1st Era hero]] of mankind/[[FantasticRacism racist]] [[TheBerserker berserker]] (these latter traits have been [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade whitewashed by Imperial historians]]). Believed to have been a [[EternalHero Shezarrine]], [[GodInHumanForm physical incarnations]] of the spirit of the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] Lorkhan (known to the Imperials as "[[IHaveManyNames Shezarr]]"), Pelinal came to [[FounderOfTheKingdom St. Alessia]] to serve as her [[PhysicalGod divine champion]] in the war against the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleids]]. Pelinal would fly into fits of UnstoppableRage (''mostly'' directed at the Ayleids) during which he [[BloodSplatteredWarrior would be stained with their blood]] and [[PaintTheTownRed left so much carnage in his wake]] that Kyne, one of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Divines]], would have to [[CueTheRain send in her rain]] to cleanse Ayleid forts and village before they could be used by Alessia's forces. According to WordOfGod, Pelinal was a cyborg (heavily based on ''Film/TheTerminator'') plucked from the future by Kyne to answer Alessia's prayers. This both explains his plate armor, which at the time only the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwemer]] could craft, and potentially his psychopathic tendencies. To quote the ''Song of Pelinal'':
--> ''"... [And then] Kyne granted Perrif another symbol, a diamond soaked red with the blood of elves, [whose] facets could [un-sector and form] into a man whose every angle could cut her jailers and a name: PELIN-EL [which is] "The Star-Made Knight" [and he] was arrayed in armor [from the future time]. And he walked into the jungles of Cyrod already killing, Morihaus stamping at his side froth-bloody and bellowing from excitement because the Pelinal was come..."''
* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' DemonCore!Emet is one of these, as well as the death commando droids that his logic core came from. How well he can actualize his desire for murder is impaired by his chassis and lack of human opponents, but his personality is one of pure sustained murderous rage.
* In ''{{VideoGame/Schwarzerblitz}}'', H-168 Krave exemplifies this trope perfectly: a megalomaniac, narcissistic {{Killer Robot}} with {{Blue And Orange Morality}}.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Warmech in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''.
* The Red Robot from ''Webcomic/DieselSweeties''.
* Zeke in ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' started life in this trope and has mellowed to a degree. Embla, as a newly constructed robot, hasn't had enough experience of humans (specifically, human video games) to do so.
** Well more specifically he started as a blank slate (though probably influenced by HK-47, given his creator is a gamer), then after some encounters with humans became this trope, ''then'' started to mellow out... somewhat.
* Castle Heterodyne in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is the SapientHouse version. It's huge, it's very powerful, it's completely insane and it has a ''sick'' sense of humor. Not even the owner gets to command it properly, as despite UndyingLoyalty it will frequently misinterpret commands in the most fun (read: Carnage-laden) way possible.
* While not '''''nearly''''' as bad as some of the other examples on this page, you could make a very convincing case for Pintsize of ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' to be here.
* Ping from ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' has a flaw in her programming which makes her become this in response to rejection. It proves useful against a giant monster.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', the ship positively ''hates'' Sam, and until talked to by [[UpliftedAnimal Florence]] was trying to kill him. It now will settle for an occasional maiming.
* Vaporware from ''Webcomic/CheckerboardNightmare'', who later found his way into ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'', embodies this trope [[InvokedTrope by design.]] [[spoiler: Not long after he was 'upgraded' to a benevolent AI, he was thrown into a sun.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
%%* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Mechakara]]
* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1370/ SCP-1370]], who is a robot who wants to [[VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans kill all humans]] and [[OmnicidalManiac more or less destroy anything else it considers sapient]]. Unfortunately, it's very poorly designed for this task and is so comically incompetent that it's more of a HarmlessVillain. [[EpicFail It loses a fistfight to a potted house plant.]]
* The Computer[[note]]WordOfGod says his name is Colin[[/note]] from ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' is a narcissist who interrupts and silences others for focusing on anything other than how impressive his "computery mind" is. [[spoiler:He traps the puppets in a digital world where all they can do is open doors over and over again just because Red Guy touched his keyboard.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
** Roberto attacks people and commits crime at complete random, seemingly lacking any self-control whatsoever. He claims that the engineers who created him ''wanted'' him to be criminally insane. "But it seems... they failed!" "Um, actually - ''(stabbed)''"
** Bender is similar unrestrained, though more high functioning than Roberto (who's genuinely unstable). [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even The Robot Devil is shocked]] by how readily Bender throws his own firstborn son into the pits of Robot Hell.
** Robot Santa was designed to reward the good and justly punish the naughty. However, he was programmed to have impossibly high standards, and now he just wants to [[OmnicidalManiac kill everyone]] (except Zoidberg).
%%** Don't forget [[TheMafia Clamps]].
* The [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Decepticons]] are effectively an entire race / army of these.
** As are most of their [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars successors]] the Predacons - and the only ProudWarriorRaceGuy spends most of his time on the Maximal side, complete with their activation code. The only reason Megatron's [[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines Vehicons]] don't count is most of them were mindless drones; the sapient Vehicon Generals qualify, though Strika and Obsidian may be ''slightly'' less so than the others.
*** This is evidenced by the Predacons' activation code: Terrorize!
** WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime has Airachnid, a lone Decepticon who spent years hunting down sentient lifeforms and keeping their heads as trophies. She also takes great pleasure in torturing her foes both physical and psychological, and is infamous for eviscerating her victims inside out.
** In certain continuities, it's made clear that the Autobots and/or Maximals aren't all saints, either. Looking at you when I say that, [[ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye Whirl.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': When T. O. Morrow created Red Volcano, he wanted [[TheDragon a Dragon]] what wasn't concerned with being or becoming human. [[GoneHorriblyRight He got precisely what he wanted.]] He even calls organic lifeforms "meatbags".
* In ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'', Zed was originally nothing but a humble repair bot that could fix just about anything. When the Metallikats (ruthless criminals who were uploaded into robot bodies) used Zed to repair themselves, Zed somehow became infected by their personalities. It went from "repair everything" to [[TheAssimilator "assimilate everything".]]
* ''SamuraiJack'' had this be the case with almost ''all'' the enemies Jack fought over the course of the series, due to broadcast standards requiring anyone Jack killed to be a robot, or at the very least, an alien. While some robots, such as the Beetleborgs or the X-Series (aside from X-9) simply follow their programming with no capacity for emotion, most others are needlessly cruel and sadistic. Notable cases are the Ultra-Bots (who massacred three villages in incredibly gruesome ways before Jack stopped them), The Ninja from "Jack Vs The Ninja" and the unnamed bounty hunters seen throughout the series.
** Averted in season 5 with PsychoElectro The Dominator, who just turns out to be a sadistic human in a power suit.