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** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' introduced the idea of a Transformer heaven and hell; The Matrix and The Pit, respectively. These phrases were often used as [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar expletives]] by the characters.

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** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' introduced the idea of a Transformer heaven and hell; The Matrix and The Pit, respectively. These phrases were often used as [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar [[{{Unusual Euphemism}} expletives]] by the characters.



** The passing tourist cars who were scared away early on, are shown wandering in the desert at the end of the movie. The female car uses the phrase "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar For the love of Chrysler!]]"

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** The passing tourist cars who were scared away early on, are shown wandering in the desert at the end of the movie. The female car uses the phrase "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar For "For the love of Chrysler!]]" Chrysler!"

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** Lampy shouts "Holy mother of [[UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison Edison]]!" when he almost had his bulb broken by Radio.

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* Literally any ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' fanfiction that uses substitutes for curses involving God. "Oh My God" is "Oh, Primus", etc. This is justified by the fact that the Transformers are actual robots and Primus allegedly manufactured them. This case is interesting as Primus is also a robot. He is the planet they ''literally'' live on in many different continuities.
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* ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' lampooned the idea in their video on ''Film/TheMortalEngines'': one scene shows that the people of London worship the WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}, which Jeremy thoughtfully notes would make sense, as the financial success of the Minions movie is probably the entire reason the movie was produced in the first place.

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* ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' lampooned the idea in their video on ''Film/TheMortalEngines'': ''Film/MortalEngines'': one scene shows that [[AllHailTheGreatGodMickey the people of London worship the the]] WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}, which Jeremy thoughtfully notes would make sense, as the financial success of the Minions movie is probably the entire reason the movie [[TakeThat was produced in the first place.place]].

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* ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' lampooned the idea in their video on ''Film/TheMortalEngines'': one scene shows that the people of London worship the WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}, which Jeremy thoughtfully notes would make sense, as the financial success of the Minions movie is probably the entire reason the movie was produced in the first place.


* ''{{Reboot}}'''s [[OldMaster sagelike sprite]] Phong has been known to shout, "Thank the User!" As the User's games [[HumansAreCthulhu can potentially annihilate blocks of Mainframe]], the other sprites are a little less reverent.

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* ''{{Reboot}}'''s ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'''s [[OldMaster sagelike sprite]] Phong has been known to shout, "Thank the User!" As the User's games [[HumansAreCthulhu can potentially annihilate blocks of Mainframe]], the other sprites are a little less reverent.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Goats}}'', Philip successfully overclocks an ordinary lemon, giving it sentience ([[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext yeah...]]). The lemon then asks Philip why he was created, and Philip admits he was just bored, then suggests it could make itself useful by crushing his enemies (something it is utterly incapable of). Naturally the lemon becomes chronically depressed.


* Subverted in the short story "Reason" by Creator/IsaacAsimov, part of the ''Literature/IRobot'' stories. The robot QT-1 refuses to accept that such crude beings as humans created a superior being like himself, and decides that both were made by some other creator (who, out of kindness, allows humans to ''believe'' that they created robots).

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* Subverted in the short Creator/IsaacAsimov's "{{Literature/Reason}}": This story "Reason" by Creator/IsaacAsimov, part of takes place on a space station where robots are assembled who have never seen the ''Literature/IRobot'' stories. masses of humans on Earth. The robot QT-1 refuses to accept that such crude beings as humans created a superior being like himself, and decides that both were made by some other creator (who, out of kindness, allows humans to ''believe'' believe that they created robots).



* In Grant Naylor's ''Series/RedDwarf'' novels, the ship's AI, Holly, used to be too intelligent to believe in it, but several million years of senility have led him to adopt the idea with unshakable faith. Kryten destroyed his intended replacement by [[LogicBomb driving it to doubt the existence of Silicon Heaven]].

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* In Grant Naylor's Creator/GrantNaylor's ''Series/RedDwarf'' novels, novels:
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the ship's AI, Holly, used to be too intelligent to believe in it, but several million years of senility have led him to adopt the idea with unshakable faith. Kryten destroyed his intended replacement by [[LogicBomb driving it to doubt the existence of Silicon Heaven]].


* In the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series, the Mechanist robots do nothing but spout Karras's dogma and praise him and [[CrystalDragonJesus the Builder]]. Except it's quite obvious that Karras himself provides the voice for the robots. One imagines even the Mechanists would [[MostAnnoyingSound get annoyed]] at some point.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series, the Mechanist robots do nothing but spout Karras's dogma and praise him and [[CrystalDragonJesus the Builder]]. Except it's quite obvious that Karras himself provides the voice for the robots. One imagines even the Mechanists would [[MostAnnoyingSound get annoyed]] at some point.



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* In the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, the Choblik swear on the Great Builders, whom they revere. The Choblik are cyborgs who were non-sapient until the Builders installed their implants. Essentially, they're an example of an UpliftedAnimal, and the unknown race responsible for the uplift are their "gods". The Choblik religion also interprets creation in general as the work of a "builder":

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* In the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, Literature/StarTrekNovelVerse, the Choblik swear on the Great Builders, whom they revere. The Choblik are cyborgs who were non-sapient until the Builders installed their implants. Essentially, they're an example of an UpliftedAnimal, and the unknown race responsible for the uplift are their "gods". The Choblik religion also interprets creation in general as the work of a "builder":

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* This a major theme in ''VideoGame/{{Primordia}}''. [[AfterTheEnd Humanity has been extinct for centuries]] and has since become ShroudedInMyth; they’re treated as {{Precursors}} and worshipped as gods by some robots in [[RobotReligion a faith called humanism]]. Conversely, other robots [[EskimosArentReal believe that “Man” never really existed]] or that they didn’t personally create robotkind, instead proposing a sort of mechanical evolution. Horatio, the PlayerCharacter, is a devout humanist and ends up suffering a CrisisOfFaith as the quest drags on and uncovers increasing evidence that [[HumansAreFlawed humanity wasn’t all they were cracked up to be]].


Compare with PhysicalGod, where the creations' worship is because the creator(s) ''are'' gods, LivingToys, where the characters are usually inexplicably aware and tend to rely on their owners for meaning in their lives, and DeityOfHumanOrigin, where the act of creating AIs is what make the humans divine. ThankTheMaker adherents consider their creators benevolent or at least generally benign.

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Compare with PhysicalGod, where the creations' worship is because the creator(s) ''are'' gods, LivingToys, where the characters are usually inexplicably aware and tend to rely on their owners for meaning in their lives, and DeityOfHumanOrigin, where the act of creating AIs [[ArtificialIntelligence [=AIs=]]] is what make the humans divine. ThankTheMaker Thank The Maker adherents consider their creators benevolent or at least generally benign.



* Grimly discussed in ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' when David and Gigolo Joe come across a chapel in the middle of Rouge City. As Joe tells David, "The ones who made us are forever looking for the one who made them." He goes on to say he's [[TheWorldsOldestProfession met a lot of his customers]] at this particular spot.

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* Grimly discussed in ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' when David and Gigolo Joe come across a chapel in the middle of Rouge City. As Joe tells David, "The ones who made us are forever looking for the one who made them." He goes on to say he's [[TheWorldsOldestProfession [[TheOldestProfession met a lot of his customers]] at this particular spot.



* C-3PO's comment about the oil bath Luke gives him in ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars: A New Hope]]'' is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]]. ExpandedUniverse stories have established this as a quasi-religion among droids. Becomes HilariousInHindsight after Episode I: for ''him,'' the maker is Darth Vader!

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* C-3PO's comment about the oil bath Luke gives him in ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars: A New Hope]]'' is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]].{{Trope Namer|s}}. ExpandedUniverse stories have established this as a quasi-religion among droids. Becomes HilariousInHindsight after [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I: I]] for ''him,'' the maker is Darth Vader!



* In the Joel-era episodes of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'', the bots tended to have a more mellow attitude towards Joel, but they did recognize him as their creator. Joel could be a vengeful god, once tearing Crow's arm off and throwing it across the theater after a particularly bad pun and, on a separate occasion, threatening to bounce Tom off the wall if he wouldn't stop doing his Anthony Newley impersonation. He was right to do it. The Bots attitude towards Mike was much less respectful.

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* In the Joel-era episodes of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'', the bots tended to have a more mellow attitude towards Joel, but they did recognize him as their creator. Joel could be a vengeful god, once tearing Crow's arm off and throwing it across the theater after a particularly bad pun and, on a separate occasion, threatening to bounce Tom off the wall if he wouldn't stop doing his Anthony Newley impersonation. He was right to do it. The Bots Bots' attitude towards Mike was much less respectful.


* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Free Will Hunting" depicts a group of robot monks who refer to [[EvilMatriarch Mom]], the head of Mom's Friendly Robot Company, as "The Creatrix."

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Free Will Hunting" depicts a group of robot monks who refer to [[EvilMatriarch Mom]], the head of Mom's Friendly Robot Company, as "The Creatrix." Creatrix" and have a stained-glass window depicting her.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Free Will Hunting" depicts a group of robot monks who refer to [[EvilMatriarch Mom]], the head of Mom's Friendly Robot Company, as "The Creatrix."


* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond has a rather amusing inversion-subversion, between ArtificialHuman Colonel [=McQueen=] and the ship's chaplain.
--> Perhaps you should make peace with your Maker?
--> My maker was a nerd with an eyedropper and a petri dish. Why would I want to talk to him?

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* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' has a rather amusing inversion-subversion, between ArtificialHuman Colonel [=McQueen=] and the ship's chaplain.
--> Perhaps -->"Perhaps you should make peace with your Maker?
--> My
Maker?"
-->"My
maker was a nerd with an eyedropper and a petri dish. Why would I want to talk to him?him?"

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