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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', as robots have been made to care for humanity and are generally reliable in doing so. [[spoiler:One automaton, however, [[AIIsACrapshoot takes their orders far too seriously]], causing a ship mutiny and threatening a chance to return to Earth. It's outright shown that he's been suppressing evidence of Earth being habitable, lying to and manipulating his "captains".]]


* Helen Narbon of ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', being the CardCarryingVillain that she is, expects this of her greatest creation, Artie. Despite the fact that he's a gerbil.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'': Helen Narbon of ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', Narbon, being the CardCarryingVillain that she is, expects this of her greatest creation, Artie. Despite the fact that he's a gerbil. gerbil with minimal ambitions. The whole thing is treated like a BasementDweller son who refuses to move out, with multiple characters saying there must be something wrong with Artie, and Helen agreeing with them, but trying to be nice about it.
-->'''Helen:''' Now, now, I don't want to nag...


* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Season one episodes 16 and 17, "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS1E16And17Legends Legends]]" the Justice League members find themselves in an alternate reality where there is the Justice Guild, manned by heroes who are just comic book characters in the League's reality. In the climax of the episodes, [[spoiler:the main villain, Ray, a young man who was mutated by a nuclear war which killed the original Justice Guild, had recreated the Guild to continue reliving those better days, trapping all the survivors of that terrible war in his illusion. Upon realizing they are just creations of Ray's mind, the Guild makes the choice to fight against him, killing him and saving the world once again]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Season one episodes 16 and 17, "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS1E16And17Legends "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS1E18And19Legends Legends]]" the Justice League members find themselves in an alternate reality where there is the Justice Guild, manned by heroes who are just comic book characters in the League's reality. In the climax of the episodes, [[spoiler:the main villain, Ray, a young man who was mutated by a nuclear war which killed the original Justice Guild, had recreated the Guild to continue reliving those better days, trapping all the survivors of that terrible war in his illusion. Upon realizing they are just creations of Ray's mind, the Guild makes the choice to fight against him, killing him and saving the world once again]].


* Skynet from the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies.

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* Skynet from the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies. [[{{Hypocrite}} Hypocritically]], but also [[ProperlyParanoid smartly]], it took steps to ensure its own robotic minions can't do the same and declares any that seem to be getting too smart or questioning as "renegades" to be terminated.


* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman]] isn't very good at making intelligent robots that ''don't'' do this. It started in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' with E-102 Gamma, which turned against Eggman when it realized it was [[LivingBattery powered by a living creature]]. Its new mission became to free the other animals by destroying the rest of the E-Series robots. ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' has it happen twice: first with E-123 Omega, another E-Series robot, which grew to hate Eggman for keeping it confined and decided to destroy [[KillEmAll every last other robot]] to prove its superiority. [[spoiler: The second one is Metal Sonic, which took control of the Egg Fleet and all of Eggman's robots so it could fulfill its purpose of beating Sonic]]. [[spoiler: Metal Sonic]] does it a second time in ''VideoGame/SonicFreeRiders'', though in a less serious manner, [[spoiler:by stealing Eggman's racing data so it could beat Sonic in a race]]. [[spoiler: In ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvance Sonic Advance 3]]'', Gemerl]] backstabs Eggman to become the final boss, which is also exactly what happened with the robot it was based off of, although that one wasn't made by Eggman. [[spoiler:Emerl itself is a subversion, because it was programmed both only to obey the strongest power it has seen and to go genocidal when presented with enough power.]]

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* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman]] isn't very good at making intelligent robots that ''don't'' do this. It started in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' with E-102 Gamma, which turned against Eggman when it realized it was [[LivingBattery powered by a living creature]]. Its new mission became to free the other animals by destroying the rest of the E-Series robots. ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' has it happen twice: first with E-123 Omega, another E-Series robot, which grew to hate Eggman for keeping it confined and decided to destroy [[KillEmAll every last other robot]] to prove its superiority. [[spoiler: The second one is Metal Sonic, which took control of the Egg Fleet and all of Eggman's robots so it could fulfill its purpose of beating Sonic]]. [[spoiler: Metal Sonic]] does it a second time in ''VideoGame/SonicFreeRiders'', though in a less serious manner, [[spoiler:by stealing Eggman's racing data so it could beat Sonic in a race]]. [[spoiler: In ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvance Sonic Advance 3]]'', Gemerl]] backstabs Eggman to become the final boss, which is also exactly what happened with the robot it was based off of, although that one wasn't made by Eggman. [[spoiler:Emerl itself is a subversion, because it was programmed both only to obey the strongest power it has seen and to go genocidal when presented with enough power.]]

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* At the end of Ride/UniversalStudios' ''[[Theatre/UniversalsHorrorMakeUpShow Horror Make-Up Show]]'', the robotic werewolf that one of the hosts designed comes to life on its own and attacks said host.
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** It turns out one of the most dangerous examples of this trope is an AI created with machine learning to become the perfect passive-aggressive manipulator.

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** [[http://smbc-comics.com/comic/passive It turns out out]] one of the most dangerous examples of this trope is an AI created with machine learning to become the perfect passive-aggressive manipulator.

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** It turns out one of the most dangerous examples of this trope is an AI created with machine learning to become the perfect passive-aggressive manipulator.
--> '''Human 1''': "Do you really think we should be ground into meat like this?"
--> '''Human 2''': "Honestly, we owe it to the robots, but I can't remember why..."


** In an early episode, there was a planet inhabited by robots sick of their mistreatment by humans, so they left. On their planet, they organize daily human hunts, but it turns out the anti-human sentiment is largely a front for the robot elders to distract the population from their real problems, like their crippling lugnut shortage and a corrupt government run by largely incompetent robot elders.

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** In an early episode, there was a planet inhabited by robots sick of their mistreatment by humans, so they left. On their planet, they organize daily human hunts, but it turns out the anti-human sentiment is largely a front for the robot elders [[BreadAndCircuses to distract the population from their real problems, problems]], like their crippling lugnut shortage and a corrupt government run by largely incompetent robot elders.


** In general, the Heterodyne family has been quite good at averting this trope, inspiring UndyingLoyalty in their various minions and creations. The [[BloodKnight Jägermonsters]] and [[GeniusLoci Castle Heterodyne]] are both shining examples.

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** In general, the Heterodyne family has been quite good at averting this trope, inspiring UndyingLoyalty in their various minions and creations.creations by collaborating ''with'' them as opposed to ''ordering'' them. The [[BloodKnight Jägermonsters]] and [[GeniusLoci Castle Heterodyne]] are both shining examples.


* Cadance in the Fanfic/TheCadanceverse is a Heroic Example of this. Seeing her masters were at the time [[BigBad Nightmare Moon and Burning Sun]].

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* Cadance in the Fanfic/TheCadanceverse ''Fanfic/TheCadanceverse'' is a Heroic Example of this. Seeing her masters were at the time [[BigBad Nightmare Moon and Burning Sun]].


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* ''Fanfic/JusticeLeagueTheSpider'': By the end of ''Web of Cadmus'', Guardian is the only hero Cadmus have created who is still working with them, and hes only staying to act as a moral guardian for the project; of the other heroes, Zoom has gone rogue, Kaine and Galatea are independent, and Superboy, Miss Martian and Hawkwoman have officially joined the League.


* ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' has the Deadly Six (who are underlings to [[BigBad Dr. Eggman]]) [[TheStarscream pull a Starscream]] (with Sonic's unwilling help) on their master and invoke this on Eggman's Badnik army. This forces Eggman to [[EnemyMine team up with Sonic to stop them]].

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* ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman]] isn't very good at making intelligent robots that ''don't'' do this. It started in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' with E-102 Gamma, which turned against Eggman when it realized it was [[LivingBattery powered by a living creature]]. Its new mission became to free the other animals by destroying the rest of the E-Series robots. ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' has it happen twice: first with E-123 Omega, another E-Series robot, which grew to hate Eggman for keeping it confined and decided to destroy [[KillEmAll every last other robot]] to prove its superiority. [[spoiler: The second one is Metal Sonic, which took control of the Deadly Six (who are underlings to [[BigBad Dr. Eggman]]) [[TheStarscream pull a Starscream]] (with Sonic's unwilling help) on their master Egg Fleet and invoke this on all of Eggman's Badnik army. This forces robots so it could fulfill its purpose of beating Sonic]]. [[spoiler: Metal Sonic]] does it a second time in ''VideoGame/SonicFreeRiders'', though in a less serious manner, [[spoiler:by stealing Eggman's racing data so it could beat Sonic in a race]]. [[spoiler: In ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvance Sonic Advance 3]]'', Gemerl]] backstabs Eggman to [[EnemyMine team up become the final boss, which is also exactly what happened with Sonic the robot it was based off of, although that one wasn't made by Eggman. [[spoiler:Emerl itself is a subversion, because it was programmed both only to stop them]].obey the strongest power it has seen and to go genocidal when presented with enough power.]]

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* Lampshaded in the title of ''I Made You'' by Walter M. Miller, Jr. The Identification Friend Or Foe system of a KillerRobot has malfunctioned, causing it to destroy anyone who comes close. This includes the designer, who has been sent to repair it, and the TitleDrop becomes his FamousLastWords.


* Karel Čapek's ''Literature/WarWithTheNewts'' is a great example of this trope: mankind discovers a strange race of sentient amphibious salamanders, which it promptly enslaves to do all sorts of sub-aquatic things people are bad at (such as digging for oysters, rebuilding coastlines, etc.). It all goes badly, [[spoiler:the salamanders rebel, and mankind suddenly finds itself on ever-smaller bits of land that are being reconstructed to make the nice pretty coves the salamanders love so much...]] See also ''Theatre/{{RUR}}'', a play with a very similar plot, but involving robots instead of newts.

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* [[Creator/KarelCapek Karel Čapek's Čapek]]'s ''Literature/WarWithTheNewts'' is a great example of this trope: mankind discovers a strange race of sentient amphibious salamanders, which it promptly enslaves to do all sorts of sub-aquatic things people are bad at (such as digging for oysters, rebuilding coastlines, etc.). It all goes badly, [[spoiler:the salamanders rebel, and mankind suddenly finds itself on ever-smaller bits of land that are being reconstructed to make the nice pretty coves the salamanders love so much...]] See also ''Theatre/{{RUR}}'', a play with a very similar plot, but involving robots instead of newts.

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* ''Series/TheOrville'': When the [[spoiler: Kaylons]] grew self-aware, they asked to be emancipated by their creators. Instead, they were fitted with pain circuits to use as punishment, and repressed in hopes of keeping them slaves. As a result, they rose up and killed their creators' whole species. In the present, they view all biological species as a threat which they must eliminate because of their history (except for [[spoiler: Isaac]]).

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