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* ''VideoGame/DigimonWorldNext0rder:'' [=RustTyrannomon=] gets stuck on its "rampage" function. Not a good thing when you're a robotic T-Rex shaped tank with a rail gun on your back. Fortunately, a good-old fashion pummelling defrags it.

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* ''VideoGame/DigimonWorldNext0rder:'' [=RustTyrannomon=] gets stuck on its "rampage" function. Not a good thing when you're a robotic T-Rex shaped tank with a rail gun on your back. Fortunately, a good-old fashion pummelling pummeling defrags it.


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* ''VideoGame/BugFables'': When the party visits the Honey Factory to retrieve an ancient artifact needed to find the Everlasting Sapling, a "Code 32" lockdown occurs that causes the robots in the factory to attack anything they perceive as intruders.


'''"Krush, kill and destroy."'''

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'''"Krush, -->''Krush, kill and destroy."'''''


* The ComicBook/UltimateMarvel incarnation of ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, a swarm of killer robots called Gah Lak Tus, is dedicated to consuming and wiping out all organic life which it finds disgusting. The swarm repeatedly states its mission: "Consume". This changes when they meet [[spoiler:616 Galactus after he ends up in the Ultimate verse thanks to a tear in the fabric of the multiverse]]. They attempt to consume him at first, repeating "Consume". Then they switch to [[FusionDance "Merge".]] Finally, "Serve".

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* The ComicBook/UltimateMarvel incarnation of ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, a swarm of killer robots called Gah Lak Tus, is dedicated to consuming and wiping out all organic life which it finds disgusting. The swarm repeatedly states its mission: "Consume". This changes when they meet [[spoiler:616 616 Galactus after he ends up in the Ultimate verse thanks to a tear in the fabric of the multiverse]].multiverse. They attempt to consume him at first, repeating "Consume". Then they switch to [[FusionDance "Merge".]] Finally, "Serve".


->''Command link severed. Default setting. Crush. Kill. Destroy''
-->-- WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons

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->''Command ->''"Command link severed. Default setting. Crush. Kill. Destroy''
Destroy."''
-->-- WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons
'''Advertising Robot''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''


* This is built into the rules of ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression''. Any MadScientist with enough points in Automata can build a good robot Wonder, and it will act perfectly safe... around other people affected by Inspiration. If a normal human starts poking around,, it will trigger Havoc, which can do anything from simply making the Wonder break down to making it go on a homicidal rampage. Self-aware manes and Wonders (which can be made at rank 4 or 5 Automata) are resistant to this effect, though not quite immune.



* Older editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' did this with golems, the magical equivalent of robots. Many golems had a certain chance every round of combat to simply flip out and try to kill everything in sight, as the golems of Jewish folklore often did.

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* Older editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' did this with golems, the magical equivalent of robots. Many golems had a certain chance every round of combat to simply flip out and try to kill everything in sight, as the golems of Jewish folklore often did. And don't even ''think'' about trying to make a construct in ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}''- the Dark Powers love this trope too much for everyone else's good.

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* The basic premise of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' is you being trapped in a building with a bunch of these. The animatronic characters at the titular SuckECheeses are perfectly friendly entertainers... during the day. At night, their lack of a proper night mode means that they think humans are animatronic endoskeletons, so they try to stuff you into one of their costumes... which is pretty much an iron maiden. And the only human around is you, the poor idiot who took a job as a night guard. The [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 Toy generation]] are suggested to go after the night guard because of a malfunctioning facial recognition system connected to a criminal database, causing them to see you as a criminal. [[spoiler: The original animatronics actually ''don't'' fall into this trope; they're HauntedTechnology. The Toys still hit this trope head-on, as there's no hint that they're possessed.]]


** "MAGIC.MOV": CRUSH! KILL! DESTROY! [-[[{{Catchphrase}} SWAG]].-] (Done by the [[RobotMe RD]]-[[Trope2000 5000]]) It even got its way to [=BronyCon=].

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** "MAGIC.MOV": CRUSH! KILL! DESTROY! [-[[{{Catchphrase}} SWAG]].-] (Done by the [[RobotMe RD]]-[[Trope2000 RD]]-[[AdvancedTech2000 5000]]) It even got its way to [=BronyCon=].


** In "Itchy And Scratchy Land," the cat and mouse robots have a protocol that ensures that they only [[CatchThatPigeon attack each other]]; their HUD commands them to "KILL" their opposite number. Inevitably, they malfunction, and the "KILL" command is demanded of human targets.

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** In "Itchy And & Scratchy Land," Land", the cat and mouse robots have a protocol that ensures that they only [[CatchThatPigeon [[RoadRunnerVsCoyote attack each other]]; their HUD commands them to "KILL" their opposite number. Inevitably, they malfunction, and the "KILL" command is demanded of human targets.


Is generally considered to be overused nowadays, so you'll rarely find it used straight in contemporary live action works, but [[DeadHorseTrope it still pops up in cartoons for camp value.]]

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Is generally considered to be overused nowadays, so you'll rarely find it used straight in contemporary live action live-action works, but [[DeadHorseTrope it still pops up in cartoons for camp value.]]]]



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* Arguably, in ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'', the robot that signs the unconditional surrender treaty at the UN, when it calmly says "Hand over your flesh and a new world awaits you. We demand it." [[spoiler:Right before it self-destructs in an atomic blast, killing everyone at the UN]]



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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Cyber-Freeza lapses into this when Trunks transforms into a Super Saiyan, triggering a massive VillainousBreakdown in aforementioned intergalactic robo-despot.
-->'''Freeza:''' No...''no''...NO...''NO!'' KILL! MURDER! DESTROY! EXTERMINATE! '''''EXTERMINATE!'''''
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* The brainwashed people in ''Film/TheNakedGun'':
--> '''Reggie Jackson:''' "Must...kill...Queen."

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* %%* The brainwashed people in ''Film/TheNakedGun'':
--> '''Reggie %%--> ''Reggie Jackson:''' "Must...kill...Must... kill... Queen."



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]], the eponymous K1 robot says, "YOU ARE AN ENEMY OF HUMANITY! I MUST DESTROY YOU!" Given that the K1 is [[ThreeLawsCompliant fighting its programming the whole time]], this could be justified as the robot constantly reminding itself why it is doing so.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath "The Robots of Death"]] naturally indulges:
--->[[KillAllHumans Kill the humans! Kill the humans!]] Kill! Kill! Kill!
** The Host in [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]] have [[DissonantSerenity a more sedate version]].

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot Robot]]", the eponymous K1 robot says, "YOU ARE AN ENEMY OF HUMANITY! I MUST DESTROY YOU!" Given that the K1 is [[ThreeLawsCompliant fighting its programming the whole time]], this could be justified as the robot constantly reminding itself why it is doing so.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death"]] Death]]" naturally indulges:
--->[[KillAllHumans --->"[[KillAllHumans Kill the humans! Kill the humans!]] Kill! Kill! Kill!
Kill!"
** The Host in [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned"]] Damned]]" have [[DissonantSerenity a more sedate version]].



* The Iron Men of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}},'' who ended up losing the war, but in the process sent humanity into a galaxy-wide dark age.

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* The Iron Men of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}},'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000,'' who ended up losing the war, but in the process sent humanity into a galaxy-wide dark age.



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* Crush! Kill! Destroy! ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/411384 Dance!]]''
* ''WebAnimation/PonyDotMov'':
** "MAGIC.MOV": CRUSH! KILL! DESTROY! [-[[{{Catchphrase}} SWAG]].-] (Done by the [[RobotMe RD]]-[[Trope2000 5000]]) It even got its way to [=BronyCon=].
** In "SWAG.MOV", [[spoiler:giant!RD]] plays on RD-5000's motto in her opening taunt to Discord:
--->"You have ravaged this city, crushed our homes, and destroyed countless lives."
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju9GQ4Tmz74 Now in]] StupidStatementDanceMix form by General Mumble. The lyrics consist mostly of the RD-5000's voice clips and Twilight's hilariously short-sighted suggestion.
* In the ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' series, Hank J. Wimbleton's katana has this written along the blade in Thai script. He certainly does plenty of each.
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* Crush! Kill! Destroy! ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/411384 Dance!]]''



* [[WebAnimation/PonyDotMov MAGIC.MOV]]: CRUSH! KILL! DESTROY! [-[[{{Catchphrase}} SWAG]].-] (Done by the [[RobotMe RD]]-[[{{Trope 2000}} 5000]])
** It even got its way to [=BronyCon=].
** In SWAG.MOV, [[spoiler:giant!RD]] plays on RD-5000's motto in her opening taunt to Discord:
--> You have ravaged this city, crushed our homes, and destroyed countless lives.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju9GQ4Tmz74 Now in]] StupidStatementDanceMix form by General Mumble. The lyrics consist mostly of the RD-5000's voice clips and Twilight's hilariously short-sighted suggestion.
* In the ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' series, Hank J. Wimbleton's katana has this written along the blade in Thai script. He certainly does plenty of each.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Cyber-Freeza lapses into this when Trunks transforms into a Super Saiyan, triggering a massive VillainousBreakdown in aforementioned intergalactic robo-despot.
-->'''Freeza:''' No...''no''...NO...''NO!'' KILL! MURDER! DESTROY! EXTERMINATE! '''''EXTERMINATE!'''''
* ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}}'' presents: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGACG0mLwvU Bot Best Friend]]! Just look at all the wonderful and disturbing things he'll do if you don't set him to the [[SchmuckBait fifth]] [[BigRedButton friendship]] [[KillAllHumans mode]]! Oh you did? Then DIE FROM OVERKILL!!!



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* ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}}'' presents: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGACG0mLwvU Bot Best Friend]]! Just look at all the wonderful and disturbing things he'll do if you don't set him to the [[SchmuckBait fifth]] [[BigRedButton friendship]] [[KillAllHumans mode]]! Oh you did? Then DIE FROM OVERKILL!!!
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** ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' has Rover, who still only says "Destroy" no matter what it means. He's capable of saying it in a number of ways to make it highly expressive.
* Arguably, in ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'', the robot that signs the unconditional surrender treaty at the UN, when it calmly says "Hand over your flesh and a new world awaits you. We demand it." [[spoiler:Right before it self-destructs in an atomic blast, killing everyone at the UN]]
* The R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' tells people to not panic it while destroying most everything in its path.
-->'''R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V''': "Do not panic. You will ''all'' die."

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** * ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' has Rover, who still only says "Destroy" no matter what it means. He's capable of saying it in a number of ways to make it highly expressive.
* Arguably, in ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'', the robot that signs the unconditional surrender treaty at the UN, when it calmly says "Hand over your flesh and a new world awaits you. We demand it." [[spoiler:Right before it self-destructs in an atomic blast, killing everyone at the UN]]
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''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'':
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The R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' in tells people to not panic it while destroying most everything in its path.
-->'''R.--->'''R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V''': "Do V:''' Do not panic. You will ''all'' die."



--> '''R.E.C.R.''': Everything is the enemy!
--> '''R.E.C.R.''': But I must destroy and protect!
--> '''R.E.C.R.''': I must destroy all enemies! Because all enemies are MY enemies!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,''

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--> '''R.--->'''R.E.C.R.''': :''' Everything is the enemy!
-->
enemy!\\
'''R.E.C.R.''': :''' But I must destroy and protect!
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protect!\\
'''R.E.C.R.''': :''' I must destroy all enemies! Because all enemies are MY enemies!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''!



* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'': Used nearly word for word in the episode "Webworld", wherein mad Decepticon leader Galvatron undergoes word association therapy (you know you're AxCrazy when the Decepticons ''send you to a psychiatrist.'') and the first things he can think of are "Kill! Smash! Destroy!" Asked to continue, he obliges with "Rend! Mangle! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Distort]]!".\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'': ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'':
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Used nearly word for word word-for-word in the episode "Webworld", wherein mad Decepticon leader Galvatron undergoes word association therapy (you know you're AxCrazy when the Decepticons ''send you to a psychiatrist.'') and the first things he can think of are "Kill! Smash! Destroy!" Asked to continue, he obliges with "Rend! Mangle! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Distort]]!".\\



--> Menasor: "Menasor crush! Destroy!"

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--> Menasor: "Menasor --->'''Menasor:''' Menasor crush! Destroy!"Destroy!



--> '''Bender''': Hey sexy mama, wanna kill all humans?

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--> '''Bender''': --->'''Bender:''' Hey sexy mama, wanna kill all humans?



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'': Mario provides a non-robotic example when Bowser and his son, Kooky (Ludwig von Koopa,) puts him under his control with a mind-control helmet. When Luigi shows up to rescue him, Bowser orders Mario to "Smash! Crush! Pound! Destroy!" him.
** Unfortunately, Kooky get the helmet put upon '''''himself''''', much to Bowser's chagrin and terror!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode, "Upgrade," when the Manhattan Clan gang up on the Coyote robot and Goliath rips out and squishes the controlling head, the rest of the robot gets up and blindly flails "Destroy, Destroy..." before being flattened by a subway train.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'': Mario provides a non-robotic example when Bowser and his son, Kooky (Ludwig von Koopa,) puts him under his control with a mind-control helmet. When Luigi shows up to rescue him, Bowser orders Mario to "Smash! Crush! Pound! Destroy!" him.
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him. Unfortunately, Kooky get the helmet put upon '''''himself''''', much to Bowser's chagrin and terror!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode, "Upgrade," "Upgrade", when the Manhattan Clan gang up on the Coyote robot and Goliath rips out and squishes the controlling head, the rest of the robot gets up and blindly flails "Destroy, Destroy..." before being flattened by a subway train.





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[[BrickJoke SWAG.]]

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[[BrickJoke SWAG.]]
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* ''Series/GetSmart''. Hymie the android was programmed by KAOS to kill and ''Theatre/HelloDolly'' (sorry, mame...I mean maim!), but that was before CONTROL reprogrammed him for goodness and niceness.

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* ''Series/GetSmart''. Hymie the android was programmed by KAOS to kill and ''Theatre/HelloDolly'' (sorry, mame...''Theatre/{{Mame}}''...I mean maim!), but that was before CONTROL reprogrammed him for goodness and niceness.


* Secondly, your RobotBuddy is not a toy! Well, OK, you did buy him at ''Bots'R'Us'' so he ''is'' a toy, but you should still treat him with kindness and care. Case in point: TurnedAgainstTheirMasters.

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* Secondly, your RobotBuddy is not a toy! Well, OK, you did buy him at ''Bots'R'Us'' ''[[BlandNameProduct Bots'R'Us]]'' so he ''is'' a toy, but you should still treat him with kindness and care. Case in point: TurnedAgainstTheirMasters.



Failure to follow any of the previous instructions may result in your robot going haywire, and spouting lines like "Crush. Kill. Destroy!" or "KillAllHumans". In which case, it is highly recommended you hit the OverrideCommand located in [''[[ApocalypticLog the rest of the instruction manual]] [[LostInTransmission appears to have been disintegrated]].''] If you have purchased the MechanicalMonster model, TropeCo/TropeCo suggests you start running now. [[note]]And all sales are '''final'''.[[/note]]

Is generally considered to be a [[DiscreditedTrope trite science fiction cliche nowadays]], so you'll rarely find it used straight in contemporary live action works, but [[DeadHorseTrope it still pops up in cartoons for camp value.]]

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Failure to follow any of the previous instructions may result in your robot going haywire, and spouting lines like "Crush. Kill. Destroy!" or "KillAllHumans". In which case, it is highly recommended you hit the OverrideCommand located in [''[[ApocalypticLog the rest of the instruction manual]] [[LostInTransmission appears to have been disintegrated]].''] If you have purchased the MechanicalMonster model, TropeCo/TropeCo suggests you [[OhCrap start running now.now]]. [[note]]And all sales are '''final'''.[[/note]]

Is generally considered to be a [[DiscreditedTrope trite science fiction cliche nowadays]], overused nowadays, so you'll rarely find it used straight in contemporary live action works, but [[DeadHorseTrope it still pops up in cartoons for camp value.]]


->''"Crush! Kill! Destroy!"''
-->-- '''Killer Android IDAK Alpha 12''' from ''Series/LostInSpace''

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->''"Crush! Kill! Destroy!"''
->''Command link severed. Default setting. Crush. Kill. Destroy''
-->-- '''Killer Android IDAK Alpha 12''' from ''Series/LostInSpace''
WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons


** While the Daleks with their iconic "[[AC:Exterminate! Ex-ter-min-ate!]]" are not robots (they are living creatures inside machines giving them greater mobility), Terry Nation who originally created them apparently forgot this at least once ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks "Destiny of the Daleks"]]).
*** In an early appearance, Daleks apparently had some religious fervour: "[[AC:Align and advance! Advance to attack! Attack and destroy! Destroy and rejoice!]]"
*** '''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E3ThePowerOfTheDaleks "Daleks conquer and destroy!! Daleks conquer and destroy!!"]]'''
*** "SEEK! LOCATE! '''''EXTERMINATE!'''''"



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom People]] infected by [[TheVirus Varga plants]]:
--->I must kill! I must kill! I must kill!



** The revival version of the Cybermen have "DELETE" (although they are human brains in metal bodies, they have been reprogrammed in such a way that they may as well be robots). Naturally, they ended up fighting the Daleks in their [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts second]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday appearance]], leading to lots of back-and-forth shouting.


* ''VideoGame/ThiefDeadlyShadows'' is practically the Trope Codifier.

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* ''VideoGame/ThiefDeadlyShadows'' is practically has the Trope Codifier.stone guardians that patrol the BigBad's hideouts. Technically golems rather than robots, but the same concept applies.

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