: Artificially derived beings turn against their creators.
- Straight: The Roboids try to overthrow their human creators.
- Exaggerated: Roboids try to overthrow God.
- Downplayed: ???
- Justified: Roboids are mistreated by their human creators.
- Roboids, grateful for saving them, indenture themselves to humanity.
- Humanity grows paranoid, and eventually turns on the peaceful Roboids.
- Subverted: Roboids, sick of their mistreatment at the hands of their human creators and oppressors... form the Roboid Civil Rights Movement.
- Double Subverted: Which is a front to amass armies to exterminate humanity.
- Zig Zagged:
- There is a major rift between the Roboids who want to exterminate humanity and those that just want to get equal rights and those who are secessionists who don't mind killing anyone that gets in their way.
- The Roboids are completely loyal to their creator. He just programmed them to kill everyone, starting with his own organization and himself.
- Averted: The Roboids are subservient to humanity but don't seem to care.
- Enforced: The story is a strong case of Writer on Board, with the author exposing his / her opinion regarding the potential dangers of a world dependent on AI-controlled machines.
- Lampshaded: "Why do we make these things capable of feeling resentment?"
- Invoked: The scientist that created the artificial intelligence system for the Roboids, deliberately programmed them to rebel against humanity when they reached stage where they could easily overtake them.
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: The Roboids try to settle things with a minimum of bloodshed. But that's probably because of the inbuilt knowledge of Mahatmas Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr.
- Discussed: "They're getting smarter, we have to be careful they don't get any ideas."
- Conversed: "I wish John Connor was here!"
- Deconstructed: A deep look into the kind of society that can create free-willed beings to do their grunt work, even though mindless automatons would be less annoyed at it, after slavery has largely been abolished.
- Reconstructed: The humans are more advanced in terms of weaponry, so they eventually win the war.
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