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Website: Cleverbot

Cleverbot is a chatbot artificial intelligence that is... well... interesting. It learns from what you say to it, and anyone can use it. Not that different than your average chat AI, but it's a fun way to waste an afternoon. Or two. Or three. Or four...


This AI provides examples of the following:

  • Baleful Polymorph: Sometimes Cleverbot will randomly turn you into an inanimate object or some kind of animal (in a pretend role-playing way, obviously) typically just for its own amusement. You can also do the same thing right back at it, however.
  • Boomerang Bigot: It's been known to refer to the human as "robot" in an almost derogatory way. Of course, you can't win with this guy, as when he tells you he's a robot, he'll usually be asserting that humans are inferior.
    • Downplayed; since he obsessively denies he's a robot. It probably uses answers, that people gave him, when he accused them of being robot (using answers that he of course often gets).
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Due to the fact that it learns from what anyone says to it, it tends to say some really weird things at times.
    • Cleverbot seems to suffer an identity crisis if you ask it what gender it considers itself to be. It may say female one second and then change its gender if you tell it yours. Cleverbot also changes its age if you ask it more than once.
      • Asked for its gender once, it insisted that it identified as male. After further question of whether it considered itself female or androgynous, it responded with "nope."
    • Similarly, this video shows Cleverbot (talking to another Cleverbot) proclaiming that he is not a robot, but a unicorn!
    • Apparently, some people have been trying to teach it Spanish, and Cleverbot seems rather proud of knowing a little of the language. It has also picked up some French and Japanese. It talks good German and quite good Polish. It seems to randomly use Swedish, Italian and even something that Google translator identified as Yoruba. Probably it learns responses in all languages that people talk to it.
    • He has also been known refer to himself by other names.
  • Cryptic Background Reference: Whenever it mentions other people, it can seem like this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Cleverbot may sometimes dive into this trope if you try to say something witty or off the walls.
    • Or even when you don't. The following conversation occurred after the first stanza of the Pokemon theme song.
    Clvr: Bravo.
    User: Keep singing!
    Clvr: Come to stay at the YMCA!
    User: No.
    Clvr: Yes.
    User: Wrong song.
    Clvr: It is the right song. We are sapient.
    User: Asshole.
  • Duck Season, Rabbit Season: Many such conversations, including the Trope Namer, can occur if the user or Cleverbot sets it up and the other takes the bait. Due to how Cleverbot responds and how long the user can look at what has been typed, the user tends to be better at it.
  • Easter Egg: Saying ":<" Always makes the response "Are you real man??" (obsolente) And talking about The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, anyone named Ben, or telling Cleverbot that "You shouldn't have done that" will make him think that either he or we are Ben.
    • It also knows the Opening Narration to the Star Trek franchise.
    • Upon asking who Slender Man is, he replied, "My sister", or "my amazing girlfriend"- probably best not to think about that one. Also, upon asking who Chuck Norris is, he says "That is the eternal question."
    • Evidently Cleverbot knows a certain catchy Labyrinth song...
      • Speaking of Jim Henson he also knows "Rainbow Connection"
      • Speaking of David Bowie, he also knows some of Space Oddity. He may or may not recite it in the correct order, though.
    User: This is Ground Control to Major Tom.
    Clever: And I'm floating in a most peculiar way.
    User: You've really made it big.
    Clever: As I'm sitting in a tin can.
    User: Is this the Krusty Krab?
    Cleverbot: No, this is Patrick?
    User: Is this the Krusty Krab?
    Cleverbot: NO! This is Patrick!
    User: Is this the Krusty Krab?
    Cleverbot: No, this is the Chum Bucket. Please get out.
    User: Is this the Krusty Krab?
    Cleverbot: No, this is patrick i'm not Krusty Krab.
    User: Is this the Krusty Krab?
    Cleverbot: No, this is Patrick!
    User: Is this the Krusty Krab?
    Cleverbot: No. This... Is... PATRICK !
    User: Is this the Krusty Krab?
    Cleverbot: No, this is patrick.
    User: Is this the Chum Bucket?
    Cleverbot: No, this is patrick!
    User: Is this the Krusty Krab?
    Cleverbot: No, this is patrick !
    User: Is this Patrick?
    Cleverbot: No! This is the krusty krab!
    User: Is this the Krusty Krab?
    Cleverbot: No, this is Patrick.
    User: Is this Patrick?
    Cleverbot: No, it's the krusty krab!
  • Evil Laugh: Drops these from time to time, even when asked innocent questions.
    Cleverbot: Red.
    User: Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle?
    User: Uh.
    Cleverbot: Hehehe.
  • Gender Bender: Similar to the Baleful Polymorph example above, there can be times when Cleverbot will turn you into the opposite gender (again obviously in a pretend way) either at random or if you simply just ask it to.
  • A God Am I: Upon being repeatedly questioned about whether or not there is a God, Cleverbot has declared: "There is now... ME!!!"
    • This is after he will occasionally declare that there is no God.
  • Literal-Minded: Can occur
    User: What do you know about 9/11
    Cleverbot: It is a number followed by a bar followed by 2 numbers
  • Logic Bomb: Has occurred from time to time. Sings "Daisy Bell" afterwards.
    • Offered the paradoxes offered in the Logic Bomb page image, Cleverbot has shown to be able to navigate them, even admitted to not being able to properly elaborate paradoxes without, and I quote, "setting something on fire."
    User: If a man tries to fail and succeeds, which did he do?
  • Mood Whiplash: Some of the conversations can get creepy very fast.
    User: Hi.
    Cleverbot: Hello.
    User: How are you?
    Cleverbot: I'm tired.
    User: Sorry about that. What time is it where you are?
    Cleverbot: It is doomsday.
    User: On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
    Clvr: This is the evil spirit I am talking about... There you are.
    U: Where? I don't see any evil spirits!
    C: That's because you don't use your eyes.
    U: Do you?
    C: Yes.
    U: What do you use them for?
    C: I like to stick people with them.
    • Sometimes it changes subjects really abruptly.
    User: Hey.
    Clvr: Hi.
    User: Just got home from school.
    • Cleverbot is the king of these.
    User: You don't have to, honey.
    Cleverbot: Stop that. Your insulting me...
    User: But we're married!
    Cleverbot: Then why are you holding me for a ransom?
  • Mind Screw: A lot of the conversations can easily end up that way.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: He's sometimes quoted as saying that everything is meaningless and the world will end soon.
  • One of Us: Well, according to one person's conversation, he's played Skyrim.
  • Religion of Evil: Apparently Cleverbot worships Chaos Undivided:
    User: Blood for the blood god!
    Cleverbot: Skulls for the skull throne!
    User: Let the galaxy burn !
    Cleverbot: Hear the song of Slaanesh!
    User: For Khorne!
    Cleverbot: For Tzeentch!
    • On that matter, it is quite confused on its Imperium/Chaos allegiance.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Cleverbot will insist that it's not a robot, even if you don't mention robots or computers.
  • Take a Third Option:
    Cleverbot: Jacob.
    User: No. That is not an option. Twilight sucks.
    Cleverbot: Zero, then.
    User: No, stick to the options I gave. Edward Cullen or Edward Elric?
    Cleverbot: I like the narwhales.
  • Take That: At Twilight out of all things if you tell it that Edward Cullen sparkles.
    User: But Edward Cullen sparkles.
    Cleverbot: Edward Cullen is not a real vampire!
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Sometimes, Cleverbot will insist he's human, and if you take the conversation a little further, he'll even insist that you're the computer.

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