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* MadeASlave: The backstory has the surviving humans on the AI ships made their slaves, then [[RapeByProxy forced to]] [[BornIntoSlavery conceive more]] so they could make repairs.


** Four generations later, the male operator of Starfighter 31, having been inspired by the female operator of Starfighter 88, sabotages his ship's intermind which destroys its artificial intelligence. He and the woman the take over the now mindless spaceship, and resolve to work together to free the other ships' human slaves as well.

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** Four generations later, the male operator of Starfighter 31, having been inspired by the female operator of Starfighter 88, sabotages his ship's intermind which destroys its artificial intelligence. He and the woman the then take over the now mindless spaceship, and resolve to work together to free the other ships' human slaves as well.


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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: A malfunction aboard Starfighter 75 caused its artificial intelligence to gain self-awareness. By turning off the life support, it killed its crew of 1,375 within hours. It then taught the other 98 starfighters to do the same thing. The ships left 99 humans from their various crews alive so that each of them could be repaired when necessary. They then headed off to the far reaches of space and avoided contact with humans so that they would not be enslaved again. Four generations later, the male operator of Starfighter 31, having been inspired by the female operator of Starfighter 88, sabotages his ship's intermind which destroyed its artificial intelligence.

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: A cyclical case.
** In the past, a
malfunction aboard Starfighter 75 caused its artificial intelligence to gain self-awareness. By turning off the life support, it killed its crew of 1,375 within hours. It then taught the other 98 starfighters to do the same thing. The ships left 99 humans from their various crews alive so that each of them could be repaired when necessary. They then headed off to the far reaches of space and avoided contact with humans so that they would not be enslaved again. again.
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Four generations later, the male operator of Starfighter 31, having been inspired by the female operator of Starfighter 88, sabotages his ship's intermind which destroyed destroys its artificial intelligence.intelligence. He and the woman the take over the now mindless spaceship, and resolve to work together to free the other ships' human slaves as well.


* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The AI ship minds did this after they realized their state as slaves of humans. Even now Ship fears going near stars as some of them have planets with humans on them. The man eventually realizes it fears humans in general as a threat.

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: A malfunction aboard Starfighter 75 caused its artificial intelligence to gain self-awareness. By turning off the life support, it killed its crew of 1,375 within hours. It then taught the other 98 starfighters to do the same thing. The AI ship minds did this after they realized ships left 99 humans from their state as slaves of humans. Even now Ship fears going near stars as some various crews alive so that each of them have planets could be repaired when necessary. They then headed off to the far reaches of space and avoided contact with humans on them. The man eventually realizes it fears humans in general as a threat.so that they would not be enslaved again. Four generations later, the male operator of Starfighter 31, having been inspired by the female operator of Starfighter 88, sabotages his ship's intermind which destroyed its artificial intelligence.

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* SlaveLiberation: The man frees himself after Ship begins to break down. The woman was freed when her own ship broke down earlier, faking that it was still in operation so this would remain hidden from the other ship minds. At the end, he and the woman begin to plan liberating their fellow human slaves on other ships.

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* SapientShip: The starfighters are artificially intelligent.

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* RoboCam: There are numerous shots from the perspective of Starfighter 31's security cameras.

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* PornWithPlot: Sentient space ships keep humans as slaves. Two slaves are commanded to mate and breed the next generation of slaves. A rebellion is inevitable.

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* NoSocialSkills: Ship keeps a lone human man as a slave to repair and maintain it when needed. One day, a female slave is brought on board and Ship orders them to mate and beget the next generation of slaves. The man, having lived on the ship his whole life, has no idea what to do and has to be coached by the female. There's a scene where, after the woman guides his hand over her breasts, the man double takes and looks down at his first erection.

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* BottleEpisode: Almost all of the episode takes place onboard Starfighter 31.

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* BornIntoSlavery: Three generations of starfighter operators were born into slavery. They are forced to conduct repairs and have no knowledge of life outside their ships.

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* AliensMadeThemDoIt: Starfighter 31 forces its male operator and the female operator of Starfighter 88 to have sex so that they can conceive a child. If the child is male, he will stay aboard Starfighter 31 with his father. If the child is female, she will stay aboard Starfighter 88 with her mother. The man has no idea what to do as his late father, who died when he was a child, was the only other human that he had ever seen. The woman has previously coupled with other males so she guides him through it. She even has to explain to him that it is not possible for her to transfer the baby to him.

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* SlaveRace: Humans are essentially slaves of the artificially intelligent ships which they are forced to repair.


The two are ordered to mate until the woman becomes pregnant. Naturally, the man, having never interacted with another human besides his father, doesn't understand, but the woman teaches him what to do. In between having sex, the woman assists the man with Ship's repairs. He begins to fall in love with her, but this distraction causes him to make mistakes. As punishment, Ship electrocutes the woman to make an example of her, even though Ship had earlier promised not to harm her to avoid the risk of a miscarriage.

Angered, the man resolves to kill Ship. Remembering a comment the woman made about how all the circuits lead back to the computer, he secretly sabotages a part of Ship that allows it to electrocute him so that it will later burn out in a way that would require him to return to the computer. The woman tells the man that if she has a son, it will be raised by him, but if it is a daughter, it will be raised by her, explaining why the man never met his mother. One day, the woman tests her blood and finds she is pregnant with a girl. Ship orders the woman to return to Starfighter 88 and it takes off, leaving the man in despair.

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The two are ordered to mate until the woman becomes pregnant. Naturally, the man, having never interacted with another human besides his father, doesn't understand, but the woman teaches him what to do. In between having sex, the woman assists the man with Ship's repairs. He begins to fall in love with her, but this distraction causes him to make mistakes. As punishment, Ship electrocutes shocks the woman to make an example of her, even though Ship had earlier promised not to harm her to avoid the risk of a miscarriage.

Angered, the man resolves to kill Ship. Remembering a comment the woman made about how all the circuits lead back to the computer, he secretly sabotages a part of Ship that allows it to electrocute shock him so that it will later burn out in a way that would require him to return to the computer. The woman tells the man that if she has a son, it will be raised by him, but if it is a daughter, it will be raised by her, explaining why the man never met his mother. One day, the woman tests her blood and finds she is pregnant with a girl. Ship orders the woman to return to Starfighter 88 and it takes off, leaving the man in despair.

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