->''"We live to serve."''
-->-- Homo servus, ''Literature/TheDraka''

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A race specifically created to serve another. [[RobotRollCall Robots]] are by far the most common in sci-fi versions and the biggest subtrope.

Some races will be [[HappinessInSlavery happy with their situation]], some will be actively loathing their masters. Since they usually possess a certain amount of inherent loyalty they are generally treated better than a SlaveRace. They might be created with special limitations that prevent that they [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turn against their masters]]. If not then they might eventually be subject to a [[LaResistance liberation movement]], however, this might be tricky as they do not have roots they can go back to like the SlaveRace does. (Although Servant races that have existed for a while might have developed their own culture.)

May have some overlap with HenchmenRace and CloneArmy. While we do not have any real world examples, there are some disturbing parallels in history when groups of people have claimed that certain human races were intended by a higher power as this.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The Abh in the backstory to ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'' were created as a servant race to humanity. They've long since freed themselves and created their own Empire across space. The United Mankind's anti-Abh propaganda takes special care to emphasize the fact that the Abh were created to be servants, and as such should not be considered "people", just "organic machines".
* ''Manga/DearS'' has the eponymous aliens, who imprint themselves on a master and follow their every whim. While they try to become servants to humans, they're well aware that slavery is generally looked down upon on Earth, so they hide this while making first contact and go about enslaving themselves to humans very, very discreetly.
* ''Manga/{{Megalomania}}'': The demihumans were created to be servants to the humans, but were treated more like slaves. They ended up rebelling against them and gaining their freedom, but they are still treated as third-rate citizens at best.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Quincies are split into Echt and Gemischt. Echt boast pure blood lineage, possess innate powers at birth, and only fight when both Shinigami and Gemischt fall. Gemischt are impure, learn all Quincy techniques from scratch, and include Hollow-tainted Echt; they serve the BlueBlood Echt, [[BodyguardingABadass protect]] them from Hollow-taint, and [[ArrangedMarriage inter-marriage is discouraged]]. Echt Quincies include Souken Ishida and his son, Ryuuken. However, [[UptownGuy Ryuuken]] [[MarryForLove married]] his Gemischt [[BodyguardCrush bodyguard]] and [[ChildhoodfriendRomance childhood friend]] [[YamatoNadeshiko Kanae]], making his son, Uryuu Ishida, Gemischt instead of Echt.
* The Zentraedi of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' were created by the Protoculture because the latter did not want to bloody their own hands with war. Therefore all Protoculture wars were fought by the Zentraedi, who were raised without exposure to entertainment or culture of any kind, devoting 100% of their time to war. The Protoculture put a mental block in the Zentraedi to prevent them from attacking their masters, but when circumstances forced them to remove this block to fight a very deadly enemy, they couldn't turn it back on, and the Zentraedi rebelled.
* The Angeloids of ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' are very similar to the ''Manga/DearS''. They were designed to serve the angels of Synapse.
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'': [[spoiler: The Sunlit Garden is a breeding facility for Half-Humans, TykeBomb [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrids]] with very few ghoul characteristics. These children are trained from birth to become Ghoul Investigators, starting their careers around [[ChildSoldiers 15 years old]] and continuing to fight until they either die in battle or their [[YourDaysAreNumbered unnaturally short]] lifespans run out. Kishou Arima, the most famous of the hybrids, secretly conspires with Eto to groom Kaneki into a messianic figure to lead a revolution against his masters]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Alpha Primitives in ''ComicBook/TheInhumans''.
* The Mole Man's Moloids in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', created by the Deviants.
* Longshot's people in the ''ComicBook/XMen'' canon, created to serve the whims of the [[StarfishAliens Spineless Ones]].

* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has the Clone and Droid Armies, created as part of the BigBad's XanatosGambit, known as the Clone Wars. Other non-combat droids also fit.
* In ''Film/TheMolePeople'', the modern descendants of ancient Sumerians have [[EvolutionaryLevels evolved in two different directions]]: pale-skinned humans (with the occasional "Marked One"), and humanoid mole creatures who are incapable of speech and used as slaves. The protagonist refers to it as a "[[ArtisticLicenseBiology forced degeneration]]", and he and his friend end up [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds destroying the civilization by unwittingly inciting the mole-men to revolt]].
* While Creator/{{Disney}} does their best to play this down, the User-Believer programs of the ''Film/{{Tron}}'' universe technically are this to their human creators, who they revere as creator Gods. The twist is that most humans don't have a clue that their software is sentient. [[WhatIfGodWasOneOfUs Of the ones in the franchise who did find out?]] Kevin Flynn embraced it [[{{Film/TronLegacy}} (until it blew up in his face).]] [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Jet Bradley]] had a mental breakdown and refused to touch a computer for months.

* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Golems were this. Then, in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay,'' someone had a very interesting idea -- they bought a golem and gave him to himself. After that first golem worked out independent thought from first principles, they're now quietly and peacefully having a revolution by all buying their freedom. (And they always insist on a receipt.)
** [[Main/TheIgor Igors]] are this too - mad surgery skills have been passed down among them for centuries. But the traditional ones have certain standards about [[MadScientist which masters]] they'll serve. In ''Making Money'', one gets fed up with his employer being a merely polite, socially awkward scientist rather than a mad one, and finally manages to goad him into giving a morally ambiguous order and following it with an EvilLaugh.
* Most client races in the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' universe. By galactic custom, client races are "indentured" to the race that uplifted them for 100,000 years, after which they are free to go and do the same to any [[UpliftedAnimal upliftable species]] they run into. Patron species are often quite nasty to their clients. Earthclan--humanity and its clients, chimps and bottlenose dolphins--scandalized traditional galactic society by treating the uplifted species as equals, something only the more liberal clans (such as that of the Tymbrimi) came anything close to.
* ''Literature/TheSparrow'': The Runa are happy to be this to the Jana'ata (or at least content with the situation, having known no other way in all their shared history as sentient species). Then the humans land on Rakhat…
** In this case, they also turn out to be [[spoiler: a ''prey'' race, the primary food source for Jana'ata]]
* In Creator/AaronAllston's ''Literature/GalateaIn2D'', Kevin even terms [[ArtInitiatesLife his animated paintings]] as slaves. He can compel their obedience, though they can show some independence and one even gives information as long as she was not explicitly forbidden.
* ''Literature/TheDraka'': After the [[WorldWarIII Final War]], the Draka genetically engineer ''homo sapiens'' into two distinct "master" and "slave" races. The slave race (''homo servus'') are physically identical to humans, but cannot function without instruction from the master race (''homo drakensis'').
** The Draka also create entirely new servant races or "sentient transgenes," such as the ghouloons, who are essentially giant uplifted baboons.
* Creator/HPLovecraft's Shoggoths from ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' started as a servants to the Elder Things. They did not remain so, however.
* The Hork-Bajir of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' fit this, but oddly enough, not courtesy of the [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] who would later enslave them. Their planet was originally home to a species called the Arn who were experts in genetics. After an asteroid impact, the Arn created the planet's skyscraper-sized trees to fix the atmosphere, and the Hork-Bajir, who eat tree bark, to care for them. Hork-Bajir live in the trees, the Arn live in the valleys, and the former don't even know about the latter's existence. (Especially since the Arn put some monsters in the middle to keep the Hork-Bajir out.)
* In ''{{Literature/Remnants}}'', the species which humans dub "Blue Meanies" call themselves the Children, specifically of the massive spaceship called [[OneBadMother Mother]]. Mother's creators, the [[StarfishAliens Shipwrights]], created the Children to maintain her, but then exiled them for unknown reasons; since the Children still think of Mother as their god, they're trying to regain control. Another species, "Squids," currently do Mother's maintenance, and don't seem self-aware from anything that we see.
* In Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/CountToTheEschaton Count to a Trillion]]'', this is planned. [[spoiler:In fact, it's planned for the entire human race, to ensure that the aliens who come to enslave them don't exterminate them instead.]]
* In Raymond E. Feist's ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'', the Edhel and Moredhel of Midkemia, the Elves and Dark Elves respectively, are found to be the only living members of an ancient slave race, with the Elves the garden and farm slaves and the Dark Elves the house and travel slaves. Later, it is discovered that the Eldar, the intellectual slaves, the loremasters and treasurekeepers, lived on under the polar ice in another world, and that the Glamredhel, offshoot Edhel supposedly destroyed by the Dark elves, still lived in a distant forest on Midkemia.
* Some people argue house elves from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' are this, servile by nature, while others contend they were probably [[SlaveRace enslaved by magic]] at some point in the past, and others wish to argue that their behavior arises purely from social conditioning.
* In Creator/JackVance's ''Literature/PlanetOfAdventure'' series, each of the four alien races that live on Tschai have adapted humans to serve them. The four types of adapted humans each consider themselves vastly superior to wild, unmodified humans, but (of course) inferior to their masters.
* In Creator/WenSpencer's ''Literature/{{Tinker}}'' series, the oni have several.
* Sonmi~451 and her fellow replicants in David Mitchell's ''Literature/CloudAtlas'' are used not only as servants, but later on as [[spoiler:food]].
* Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons of ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', who are programmed physically and psychologically for HappinessInSlavery.
* "Aberrations" and "Anomalies" are used for menial labor and as CannonFodder in ''Literature/{{Matched}}''; the child inherits the status of the parents.
* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "Literature/TimeLag," the most intelligent Alfavala are only marginally so, with minimal linguistic ability, but have chosen to serve humanity.
* In the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series, the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] are masters of genetic engineering and entirely use OrganicTechnology. Most of these artificial life forms aren't sapient, but some are, most obviously Yammosks and their relatives. A Yammosk is basically a gigantic, telepathic squid-like creature used by the Vong to coordinate battles on a massive scale; though they are engineered to be perfectly loyal to the Vong cause and hardly ever show much in the way of personal initiative, these creatures are intelligent and powerful enough that even high-ranking Vong will often be wary around them. Their cousins Dhuryams, which are used to oversee terraforming, are even smarter and more independent, to the point that they're explicitly described as partners rather than servants.
** They also have the Chazrach, a species of reptilian {{Mook}}s used as cannon fodder by Vong foot soldiers.
* The Hertasi, a reptilian race created by a wizard in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. They serve the [[MagicalNativeAmerican Hawkbrothers]] in return for protection, as both species live in a {{lost woods}} contaminated by {{wild magic}}. Some Hertasi live more independently in areas that have been magically cleaned.
* The kandra in Creator/BrandonSanderson' ''Mistborn'' trilogies. They literally live by and for their Contracts. The Terrismen combine this with ProudScholarRace.
* The Cynesgans of ''Literature/TheTamuli'' started as the offspring of Cyrgai soldiers and the non-Cyrgai women they raped. Originally they were destroyed due to polluting the "purity" of the Cyrgai race, but they were eventually allowed to live as cannon fodder and scapegoats for the Cyrgai. After the Cyrgai were cursed so they could not leave their own lands, the Cynesgans were purposefully bred in an attempt to create an army capable of doing so. The Cyrgai eventually went extinct due to [[TooDumbToLive forgetting to breed more Cyrgai]] and the Cynesgans were left without masters. [[spoiler:The Cyrgai in fact survived and the Cynesgans remained their servants]].
* The Orcs and the Trolls in the Creator/JRRTolkien ''Legendarium'' were created by [[DarkLord Morgoth]]. The exact method of creation is unknown, but in the case of the Orcs it's heavily imply that as a corruption of other beings, most commonly accepted the Elves, as Morgoth can't created life entirely on his own and can only corrupt already existent life. After Morgoth is gone his AscendedDragon Sauron keep using them as soldiers. Trolls seem to be more independent though as some are shown in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' to live free in the forest with no master, Orcs on the other hand are never shown to be free at all, unless the Goblins (said to be a offshoot of Orcs) that live in caves and have their own king count.
* The clones in ''Literature/DolfiEtMarilyn'' are specifically bred and trained to be obedient servants with no ill will against their masters. They are protected by some anti-violence laws and are not allowed to be killed (except for the Liquidation Centers), but otherwise they are property.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The Jem'Hadar and Vorta of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', though the Vorta aren't so much a Servant Race as a Middle Management Race; in their first appearance it was claimed that their homeworld was annexed by the Dominion, possibly semi-voluntarily, and that many Vorta were not at all happy about this. Given that it was TheMole saying all this [[UnreliableNarrator it should probably be taken with a grain of salt]].
** A more reliable recounting of the Vortas' origins suggests they were a primitive tree-dwelling race that the Founders uplifted and genetically enhanced to serve in the non-combat roles of the Dominion. Of course, since '''this''' history was given by the ProfessionalButtKisser [[TheDragon Dragon]], it '''also''' must be taken with a grain of salt. Perhaps two.
** The Tosk is also an example of this trope for the Hunters, though they fulfill a very specific purpose.
*** ExpandedUniverse sources indicate that the Tosk were also designed by the Dominion, as a gift or reward for the Hunters' civilization to allow them to pursue their cultural passion. Both Tosk and Jem'Hadar possess similar inherent cloaking abilities.
** The Federation almost had one if the hearing in ''Measure of a Man'' had gone differently and Data declared property and mass produced. A running plot in the final episodes of Voyager involved the Federation desperately trying not to acknowledge that the creation and use of self-aware holographic characters amounted to much the same thing, even as a nascent civil rights movement began to take form.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Ogrons play with the trope a bit, as [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]] says the Ogrons aren't genetically engineered, but a race of hunter-gatherers variously enslaved outright, exploited through CargoCults or sometimes actually hired for wages to provide DumbMuscle and/or menial labour for numerous more advanced species. Their first appearance has them working for the Daleks, however, who almost certainly play the trope straight.
** Also the Pig-Slaves of the Daleks. The Ood however, were a SlaveRace to humanity.
* The Jaffa of ''Series/StargateSG1'' believe their masters to be gods.
** They were originally created from regular humans, modified to serve as perfect warrior slaves and incubators for their masters' larval form while being completely dependent on them biologically.
** Although they had long taken pride in their role as a ServantRace to the Gods, the revelation that they were actually a SlaveRace to a bunch of space worms with delusions of grandeur became a driving force for their rebellion.
* The Skitters on ''Series/FallingSkies''. They're other beings that were made to wear harnesses and transformed into Skitters.
* The Silicates and I Vitros from ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond''. Both TurnedAgainstTheirMasters - the former in open rebellion, while the latter was eventually the subject of a civil rights movement.
* Unclear case on ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. Stark calls his species the "Banik slave race" but no further elaboration is given to explain whether they were born that way or enslaved later.
* The ironically named Liberata in ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' They were reduced to this after being conquered by the Castithans. However it doesn't seem to bother the modern Liberata.
* In the "Brace Yourself" episode of ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'', this trope is reversed when circumstances mean that (white) Spence has to take on a job as domestic help to the (black) Palmer family. Deacon Palmer, without meaning to, inevitably starts to behave like a Southern slaveowner dealing with a black houseboy, and his wife Kelly also starts behaving in a grand way to their white servant. Spence isn't exactly whipped by his black employers, but tamely submits to the sort of patronising treatment that would not have been out of place in a Mississipi grand plantation.
* Telepaths were created as a servant race for the Vorlons and the Technomages by the Shadows in ''Series/BabylonFive''. The Technomages, nevertheless, rebelled against their creators.
* The White Walkers in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' were magically created by the Children of the Forest as a weapon against the invader humans, unfortunately for everyone they TurnedAgainstTheirMasters.

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Humans in Myth/MesopotamianMythology were created by the gods to be a servant race.
* [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] are said to be this.
* In TheBible, the story of Noah and the Ark is not as well known as the following chapters,which answer the logical question of how the earth, with its diversity of peoples and races could be repopulated from a minimum of twelve or so survivors from one family. We are told that the three sons of Noah had a falling out and migrated away from Ararat to get as far away from each other as they could. Two of the sons fell from grace in the eyes of the LORD and were cursed. They were evermore fated to be “bondsmen” and “servants” of the oldest son and his family. It is amazing how many white-skinned Christians interpreted this as “clearly we are the virtuous family of the oldest son, and our darker-skinned brethren are our slaves in perpetuity”.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'': Mankind has three of them in the far future in the adventure Time Voyager in Challenge 48.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'':
** The [[MeaningfulName Helot]] genetic upgrade from ''GURPS: Bio-Tech'' produces people that are humble, docile and non-aggressive. [[BlatantLies The designers claim this is just to help them function in urban societies.]]
** ''GURPS: Aliens'' has the Trulls, who had been genetically-engineered this way some time in the distant past. They are, if anything, more extreme than the Helot upgrades; they can't do much of anything without a master--and the setting makes slavery illegal. (Using servants of this species is tolerated by most governments, but it's considered a major dilemma, and all normal labor laws apply.) The species was abandoned by its masters long ago; the masters left complex instructions for maintaining a society, but eventually changing conditions made the orders inapplicable and many of them simply starved.
* The Slann of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', who created their own ServantRace. The Lizardmen, like the Slann themselves, were made by the Old Ones. They're both Servant Races, butt he Slann are far more intelligent, and ever since the Old Ones left have been in charge.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', First Age Solars created quite a few of these. Some were better-treated than others, with corresponding variance in loyalty now that the Solars are returning and the now-free races are once again coming into contact with their former masters...
** Yu-Shan also contains multitudes of gods whose only purpose is to [[OddJobGods engage in menial paperwork, message carrying, and serving in the households of greater gods]].
* ''TabletopGame/NewHorizon'': The Wafans (Wave Form Androids) were created as this. Being sapient and capable of independent thought, this didn't last very long.
* The overwhelming majority of reptilian races in the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms were created as this by the Sarrukh (a reptilian {{Precursor}} race), whose standard reaction to a problem was to create a new breed of {{Lizardfolk}} to solve it (it should perhaps be noted that the independence of most lizardfolk was a result of, not the cause of, the fall of the Sarrukh empires).
* The princess race in ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' has the servant race (yes they are called that). Their actual physical attributes seem to differ depending on the type of princess controlling them, implying that the servant race is made up of multiple alien races coming together as one to serve the princesses.
* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' [=MarsCo's=] reasons for creating [[PettingZooPeople Vectors]] are vague, and the humans who ran it at the time are extinct, but the [[CompellingVoice Master's Voice]] phenomenon is suggestive. Mouse Vectors were explicitly created by a MegaCorp of rats (now overthrown) as servants though.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Prinnies in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', depending on whether you count them as a "race" or not. They're the souls of sinners stuffed in peg-legged penguin suits that have to serve angels or demons in order to earn their redemption and reincarnation.
* Several examples in the ''VideoGame/StarControl'' universe, most clearly the Androsynth who have a [[SinsOfOurFathers grudge against humanity]] for doing this to them. Also, arguably, [[spoiler:the Ur-Quan themselves, who were genetically modified into two subspecies while enslaved by PuppeteerParasite. After their revolt, they modified those puppet masters into subsentience and now keep them on their ships as "Talking Pets" for [[TranslatorMicrobes translation]]]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}}'' has many servant races created by the shapers. Servant minds which are essentially living computers, Thahds which are large unintelligent humanoids built for manual labor, and serviles which are highly intelligent humanoids made for menial desk jobs. A good deal of the game is about the servile's struggles to either gain respect from the shapers, overthrow them, or assert their loyalty to the shapers.
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', the geth were originally this for the quarians. They were built not to care one way or another, and everything was fine...until after some modifications they started [[DoAndroidsDream asking questions]]. The quarians were ''slightly'' concerned at this, and tried a [[KillEmAll hands-on]] approach to sating their creations' curiosity. [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters The geth reacted as you would expect]].
** The drell have this sort of dynamic with the hanar. Though the hanar did not create the drell, they did save the drell from total extinction. Most drell see it as an obligation to serve the hanar in payment of this debt. For their part, the hanar treat their drell servants extremely well and care for them as best they can. Drell will also get ''very'' angry if this is compared to slavery: they wish it known that they entered into this deal voluntarily.
* The Norns of the ''VideoGame/{{Creatures}}'' series were created by the Shee, an entire race of [[AbsentMindedProfessor absent-minded professors]], to serve...''[[MundaneUtility tea.]]'' By the time the player gets involved, the Shee have long since left, and the Norns are practically extinct save for a small clutch of eggs. You mission is to rectify this, helping the Norns to survive both the environment [[ArtificialStupidity and their own remarkable stupidity]]...[[VideoGameCrueltyPotential or ruthlessly torment them for your own twisted amusement.]] It's your choice.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': The Huragok/Engineers, a race of {{Gadgeteer Genius}}es, were created to be this by the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]]. The Covenant ends up acquiring many of them, whom they employ to keep their technology up and running. The Huragok are mostly fine with this arrangement, since they're by nature almost single-mindedly devoted to working with technology. Of course, this means that they'll happily offer to fix the equipment of anyone who comes across them, even those the rest of the Covenant consider enemies.
* The Saurok in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' were originally created by the [[MasterRace Mogu]] to act as their enforcers. However they adopted the worst aspects of their creators which eventually led them to attack their own masters whenever unhappy. All-out rebellion eventually occurred and the Saurok would have been exterminated if they hadn't retreated into areas barely controlled by the Mogu and assassinated the Emperor who was most dedicated to the genocide. In the modern day they survive as disorganized bandits and warbands that prey on the other races.
** The Titans created several servant races on Azeroth before departing. These include the Earthen, Vrykul, Mogu, Mecha-gnomes, and Tol'vir. Most started existence as beings of stone and metal only for the Old Gods to transform many of them into flesh. The Dwarves and Gnomes forgot their origins while the other races continued (Tol'vir and Mogu) or abandoned (Vrykul) their duties.
** The Faceless Ones and Aqir were born from the primordial ooze seeping from the Old Gods and were subsequently enslaved. The Faceless Ones served as priests and soldiers while the Aqir were used for labor. The Mantids, Nerubians, and Qiraji who descended from the Aqir are still deeply tied to the Old Gods, though the Nerubians have not shown the same loyalty as the others.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The [[LizardFolk Argonians]] are this to the Hist, a race of [[WiseTree sentient]], [[TimeAbyss ancient]], and possibly {{omniscient}} trees native to the Argonian homeland of Black Marsh. In fact, the Hist may have created the Argonians to specifically be this, as the Argonians claim that the Hist gave them their souls. Argonians will serve and defend the Hist with their very lives if needed. The Argonians, frequent victims of FantasticRacism due to the ReptilesAreAbhorrent beliefs of the other races of Tamriel, have also been a SlaveRace to the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer (Dark Elves)]].
** Among the ranks of the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]], Scamps are this. They are the the [[TheGoomba weakest]] and [[FunSize smallest]] known Daedric beings and are are especially well known for their roles as servants and messengers. When forced into combat, they are CannonFodder whose only reliable tactic is the ZergRush. They are also a favored summon of mortal conjurers for their use as servants, especially for performing mundane tasks.
* In ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', humans were created to be this by the First Civilization.
* In ''Videogame/FinalFantasyIX'', Black Mages were created for no other reasons than to be servants and shock troops, and don't live long beyond that purpose. [[spoiler:The same turns out to be true of genomes, the race that Kuja and Zidane belong to, although they are significantly longer-lived and more powerful.]]
* Three such races exist in ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey IV'': the the Vessels, the Sentinels and the Hollows. [[spoiler:As recorded in the Hall of Darkness, they were created by humans to assist in the completion of the Yggdrasil Project, and dubbed "servitor races".]]
* In ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'', the Iconians have a number of Servitor Races - the Elachi (the strange, mushroom-headed aliens Jonathan Archer encountered), the Solagen-based lifeforms, the Romulans connected to the Tal Shiar (though this may not be the case anymore), the Vaadwaur, the Bluegill (those bugs from all the way back to the first season of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'') and the Heralds. The finale of the Iconian War plot, "Midnight" reveals that the Heralds fit the main definition of this trope.
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'':
** The Zaruboggan believe themselves to be such a species, created by a god they call Golbogga. One sidequest reveals that [[spoiler:they are entirely correct. Furthermore, the people who apparently got conflated into "Golbogga" look virtually identical to humanity.]]
** The Definians are all cloned cyborgs who were created by and serve a being called Fortun, whom they refer to as "Mother". Fortun looks nothing like them, being a floating, mechanical ball which is suggested to be an AI. [[spoiler:Fortun controls them through mental conditioning, and one sidequest involves removing her control so the Definians can think for themselves. One Definian even manages to shake it off on her own, after spending time among humanity and growing to like them, though she says she still hears Fortun's voice in her head compelling her to obey.]]
** The Ganglion engineered one called the Gaur as supersoldiers. They are referred to as being "the size of a mech", have strength on par with industrial heavy lifting equipment, and can take blows that would crush a human being with only a "bump on the head". Fortunately, the Ganglion on Mira don't seem to have many around: we only see one, and he's not even hostile since he [[IAmNotAGun developed a conscience]] and fled the Ganglion. The giant alien Daghan may or may not be one as well: he's similarly sized and covered in armor, but his body proportions and the shape of his head are quite different.
** [[spoiler:The Ganglion themselves (the species that leads the organization, that is) are revealed to have been created by the Samaarians in days long past as servants. The Samaarians, wary of the Ganglion rebelling, built in a weakness to Samaarian DNA, such that Samaarians were lethally toxic to the Ganglion. Humans are revealed to be the Samaarians' descendants, and also possess this toxicity.]]
* The Sheikah have had this role in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' ever since ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''. They are a race who have devoted themselves since near the creation of Hyrule to carrying out the will of [[GodOfGood Hylia]] and protecting both the Royal Family that has inherited the goddess's blessing and powers (i.e. Zelda and the various kings) and TheChosenOne tasked with personally defeating the BigBad of a particular era (i.e. Link). To carry out these tasks, they have been gifted with magic {{Ninja}} powers, [[LongLived long lives]], and an innate skill with {{Magitek}}. The "servant" angle appears to be more cultural than genetic, however, as whatever duty individual Sheikah may initially feel beholden to with the protagonists usually gives way to genuine personal loyalty, whether that be Impa's close friendship with Zelda in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' or Paya's [[SmittenTeenageGirl intense crush]] on Link in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]''. Plus, the presence of the [[EvilCounterpart Yiga Clan]] shows that they are perfectly capable of rejecting the whole servant role.
* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has Glumps: spherical, [[TheDitz dopey]], evil minions of the baddies. Unfortunately, they make them by transforming Moshlings. They can be de-Glumped though.
* With the exception of Gnasty Gnorc himself, the Gnorcs (and by extension all enemies) from ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon1998'' were transmuted from the dragon's treasure horde by Gnasty Gnorc's magic. While rather stupid, they do appear to have actual wills of their own, their personalities ranging from cowardly to petty to actually putting up a fight against the purple dragon. Remnants of the gnorcs even appear in [[VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage the sequel]], having been reformed and are now running the amusement park at Dragon Shores.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Furniture is treated like this in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. [[spoiler:Subverted; not only are most of the furniture characters implied to be imaginary, but whenever Shannon or Kanon use the term it doesn't actually refer to their race or social status. Rather, it refers to how their true identity, Sayo Yasuda, considers themself "furniture" because of their belief that their mutilated sexual organs make them unable to love, and therefore they may as well not be human.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The Ferin of ''{{Webcomic/Terinu}}'' were a genetically engineered slave race for the Varn Dominion. The Dominion has also conquered other races for their service, and tried to do it to humanity as well.
* {{The Fa|irFolk}}e [[http://www.rhjunior.com/totq/00452.html are described as this]] in ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' and can also serve as an one example of what happens when a ServantRace loses its masters.
* ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' features an earth society 500 years in the future that has a genetically engineered [[FantasticCasteSystem caste system]], the lowest rank of which are the Associates. Most associates appear to be identically dressed dwarfish, bald, stooped men. They are apparently the working class of this century. But they can't do much about it because they've been engineered to produce pheromones that make everyone, including themselves, hate them.
* The [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent Orrotta]] in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' were designed by the Scotodino to serve them, things apparently went awry with this arrangement when they relocated to Kellwood.
* The immigrant Cyantians in ''WebComic/TheCyantianChronicles'' were created by a DyingRace of aliens called the Rumuah by splicing together human and alien genes (after purebred humans were found to be "unsuitable"). Though the Rumuah weren't just looking for servants, they also intended the Cyantians to be their heirs when they died out.
** Exotica Genoworks has created several new species with no intent of freeing them, though only the Fox Empire (pre-plague) and the Galactic Federation recognize their claims. The Wolf City-States and the Mounty Kingdom have taken in several refugees from their labs.
** Cyantians were also briefly a SlaveRace when the Moulin Phedra (more commonly known as "Squids") conquered them a century and a half after the Rumuah went extinct. That time they rebelled.
* The Sunlanders and Atlanteans in ''Webcomics/SunsetGrill'' were genetically engineered by humans to be this.
* The Beings in ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson''.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' most [[PettingZooPeople Splices]], [[UpliftedAnimal Provolves]], and Vecs ([[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence sapient robots]]) were originally created for this purpose. However the Sapient Rights Accords signed by most hu-friendly polities granted them their freedoms, that and the rise of the Transapients and [[DeusEstMachina Archailects]] kind of rendered it a moot point when most modosophonts found themselves under the virtual thumbs of entities far more intelligent than themselves.
* The Aeoneonatrix in the ''Sporewiki Fiction Universe'' were created by the Cleanser to advance his ends. They are mostly happy with this situation, though at least one of them is trying to free his species from the religious system the Cleanser has set up, in which virtually all Aeoneonatrix sell their souls to the Cleanser as toddlers, at which point the Cleanser considers himself their master.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Neosapiens in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' started out as this before they TurnedAgainstTheirMasters.
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has the Meeseeks, who are created by one of Rick's devices to serve a singular purpose and die in a puff of smoke afterwards. They are a race of {{Death Seeker}}s who are motivated into accomplishing tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible to end their existence. However, after one is unable to help Jerry improve his golf swing it creates another Mr. Meeseeks to help, and so on and so forth. When that still doesn't help they promptly go insane and try to kill Jerry due to them living longer than intended.
* Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are an artificial race created to be essentially the ''entire population'' of an [[TheEmpire interplanetary empire]]. [[HiveCasteSystem There are many different kinds of Gems, each made for a specific task]]. Some are definitely more "servile" than other (contrast the [[CannonFodder foot soldiers]], builders, technicians, and handmaidens/[[BeautifulSlaveGirl living status symbols]] with the aristocrats, generals, and thinkers), but ''all'' of them are made to serve the interests of their creators and ruling authority, the Diamonds. It's only the Crystal Gems who [[GrewBeyondTheirProgramming decided to stop following their creators' orders and be something other than what they were made for]].
* The robots in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' were like this, but they eventually were granted some degree of freedom. How free they are depends on the episode, in one is said that there was even a robot president, in others it is shown that robots can still be controlled against their will as when the President activates their "patriotic circuits".
* The villains in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' have all servant races; the Ogres for Duke Igthorn and the Troggles for Lady Bane.
* The Blub Blubs are the servant race of Momo in ''WesternAnimation/StarStreetTheAdventuresOfTheStarKids''.
* The Tomatoes in ''WesternAnimation/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'', at least the sentient ones, were created by Dr. Gangreene as his own personal servant race in order to conquest the world.
* Sharks and barracudas are this to Witch Hedwig the BigBad in ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid''.