Playing With / Logic Bomb

Basic Trope: Logic errors cause computers to explode.
  • Straight: Bob says a paradox to the evil AI he's fighting, which causes it to explode.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed:
    • The paradox only stalls or slows down the AI for a few moments.
    • Bob points out a fundamental flaw in the AI's logical argument/master plan, and after considering the implications of this, the AI concedes that Bob might be right.
    • The paradox only causes the AI to hang, not to explode.
  • Justified:
    • The creators of the AI put that feature in there just in case it ever went rogue.
    • They input a real-life logic error vias hacking, such as a fork bomb.
    • The Evil Overlord had to employ cost-cutting measures when creating his ultimate AI, employing poorly-skilled programmers and buying in cheap hardware with inadequate cooling systems.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Bob says a paradox only for the AI to reveal it has no effect.
    • The AI gives a sarcastic answer to the logic bomb, saying it is above such things.
    • Instead of exploding, the paradox just confuses the AI, and the AI HATES being confused!
  • Double Subverted: However it was only a trigger phrase to activate the emergency override that shuts the AI down.
  • Parodied:
    • An AI logic bombs itself when it gets confused over why an advanced AI would be vulnerable to a mere confusing statement.
    • Bob throws a literal bomb at the AI, confusing it. When the bomb explodes, the AI explodes too.
    • Anytime Bob tries to (or accidentally) say a paradox, all nearby robots immediately drop what they are doing, cover their ears (or equivalent), and yell to drown out the paradox.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob says a paradox, causing the AI to reveal it's immune to them. However Bob tries a different one and it works perfectly, but it turns out the AI was faking its death and it has become smart enough to get around them. Eventually though the paradoxes keep building up and take up more processing power until the AI becomes permanently frozen.
  • Averted:
    • Bob never uses a paradox against the evil AI.
    • There are no evil AIs in the show.
  • Enforced: The network executives feel the AI arc is taking too long to resolve and have Bob just logic bomb it to finish it quicker.
  • Lampshaded: "Why does every AI break the second you say a paradox to it?"
  • Invoked: Bob says paradoxes to break any AIs he has to fight.
  • Exploited: Bob uses paradoxes to get past the AI blocking his access to the base.
  • Defied:
    • The AI upgrades itself to prevent it from being destroyed by paradoxes.
    • Or the AI's programming contained anti-paradox countermeasures to begin with.
  • Discussed: "Remember, if the base's AI ever goes rogue, scream a paradox at it to destroy it."
  • Conversed: "It was so unoriginal when the Adventures of Bob ended with him logic bombing the AI."
  • Implied: Bob, who is in the taskforce that would deal with a rogue AI, carries around a book of paradoxes.
  • Deconstructed:
    • Bob saying the logic bomb has no effect on the AI's core programming or function.
    • The evil AI simply shuts off any microphones or resorts to sucking the air out of the room to prevent it from hearing paradoxes.
  • Reconstructed: Bob has to hack into the AI to logic bomb it with actual computing errors.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob does a strange dance that confuses the AI until it explodes.
  • Played For Drama: Bob tries to say the paradox as the AI sucks the air out of the room to prevent him from being able to.

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