Movie Androids ranked by how likely they are to kill you

to me Isaac AsimovFirst Law of Robotics, “A robot shall not harm a human being, or, through inaction, permit a human being to harm him.” However, much like humans, many bots believe that laws must be broken. From Skynet to HAL-9000, the science fiction world is filled with deadly artificial intelligence that will not hesitate before taking a human life. And you’d think that a certain physical appearance would make them more sympathetic to our plight, but no, it often just makes them worse. in 2023, M3GAN (Amy Donald And Geena Davis) is the latest killer robot to strike fear into the hearts of humans everywhere, but she certainly wasn’t the first – and she won’t be the last. Fortunately, not every android is as bloodthirsty as she is. Below is a list of nine movie androids from least to most likely to break Asimov’s Law.

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9. David in “Artificial Intelligence for Artificial Intelligence”

Haley Joel Osment with other AI robot babies.
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Poor little David (Haley Joel Osment) would certainly be terrified if it were put on a list with the likes of M3GAN. Boy wouldn’t hurt a fly! All he wants is to love his mother and be loved by him – and to become a real boy alive. in AI artificial intelligenceAnd Steven SpielbergScience fiction novel by PinocchioDavid is given to Monica (Frances O’Connor) and Henry Swinton (Sam Robards) after their son’s animation is suspended due to a rare disease from which he has little or no chance of recovery. After Monica activates David’s imprinting protocol, the baby robot becomes forever bonded to its human mother. But things change a lot for poor David when the couple’s organic son unexpectedly recovers from his illness, and the poor robot is abandoned by his adoptive family. Completely lost in a world he doesn’t fully understand, David searches for the Blue Fairy to make him a real boy. During his journey, Dawood suffers many indignities and even attempts suicide, but never causes harm to another person.

8. Andrew Martin in “Bicentennial Man”

Andrew Martin in Bicentennial Man
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Much like David, Robin Williamscharacter in 1999 Bicentennial Man He is an android who dreams of becoming a human. And although he is well aware of the ugly side of humanity, Andrew Martin never used cruelty or killing to achieve his goal. In the movie, Andrew is taken in by the Martin family for housekeeping purposes. But, Richard Martin (Sam Neill) quickly realizes that the robot is capable of much more than the manufacturers intended. And while this may be a problem for the company, it is not a problem for Richard, who gives Andrew his freedom. Over the course of his long life, Andrew falls in love, alters his body to become more like an organic life form, and fights for his right to be recognized as a person so he can marry his sweetheart Portia (Embeth Davidtz). Throughout his struggle, he didn’t drop a single drop of blood, not even when he cut his own finger – after all, back then, he didn’t have any blood to shed.

7. Ash in “Alien”

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We all know that the main villain in Ridley Scott‘s alien Not a killer robot, but an otherworldly life form known as the Xenomorph. However, there is no denying that the Nostromo crew would have been much safer were it not for Ash (Ian Holm). In the 1979 space horror, the crew of a spaceship is taken down one by one after one of its members is attacked by a face-hugging alien entity while exploring an abandoned ship. Acting Commander Ripley (Sigourney Weaver(trying to stop the injured crew member, Kane)John Hurt), manages to return to Nostromo, but still manages to get aboard. How do you ask? Well, this is where Ash comes in. On orders from the ship’s computer, Ash does everything in his power to ensure that the alien life form is safely brought to Earth for research, disregarding the safety of the crew. Not only does it override Ripley’s decision to banish Kane from the ship, but he also discourages his teammates from killing this creature after it emerges from Kane’s chest. Upon being discovered, Ash attempts to kill Ripley by strangling her to death but is stopped by Parker (Yaphet Kotto). Is ash capable of killing a person? Yes, but only if he feels threatened. Now, does he just sit back and let you kill someone or something? Of course, why not?

6. The Machine Man in “Metropolis”

The Man Machine in Metropolis
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Just before fleeing Europe and never looking back, Manager Fritz Lang He was offered the position of chief of Nazi propaganda for the Hitler regimeand watching his 1927 film MetropolisIt is not difficult to understand why. The story of a class-crossing messianic leader whose plans are thwarted by a phony agitator urging oppressed workers to struggle against the ruling class has some serious fascist overtones. Still, Metropolis It remains one of the most influential science fiction films ever made. In the film, the son of an industrialist Frieder Fredersen (Gustav Fröhlich), falls in love with a cute lower-class chief named Maria (Brigitte Helm), who talks about the arrival of someone who will bring unity to the workers and the divided bourgeoisie of Metropolis. Meanwhile, a scientist named Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) creates a robot to emulate the likeness of his late lover Hel, who left him to marry Frieder’s father, Johann. But, after Johann learns of Maria’s prophecy and her connection to Frieder, he orders Rotwang to give Maria’s image to the robot so he can discredit her among the workers. Alas, Rotwang has his own plans and orders the fake Maria to instigate a riot that destroys the workers’ part of town, destroying Fredersen’s business and reputation. Much like Ash, then, Rotwang’s Machine Man has high destructive potential, but only with the right programming.

5. Ava in “Ex Machina”

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Another humanoid robot that has no interest in killing humans, but will not hesitate to violate the First Law of Robotics when faced with a threat to its freedom and well-being is machine exava (Alicia Vikander). It was created by tech mogul Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), Ava is kept in a glass cell inside Nathan’s secluded mansion, waiting for the perfect opportunity to finally gain her freedom. Fortune smiles at her when Nathan brings one of his programmers home for a visit to perform the Turing Test with his latest and most advanced creation. Ava manages to pass the test with flying colors and even gets young Caleb Smith (Domenhall Gleason) to fall in love with her. Absolutely smitten and appalled by the way Nathan treats his female robots, whom he uses as sex slaves, Caleb hatches a plan with Ava to help her escape her confinement. But, as it turns out, Ava’s interest in Caleb is only part of Nathan’s experience. or is it? Fake or not, Ava’s love for Caleb is enough to convince him to change the mansion’s security code, allowing her to escape. Nathan tries to stop her, but she kills him with the help of fellow abused android Kyoko (Sonoya Mizuno). Ava covers herself in fake leather, leaves Caleb behind and goes outside in the sun. Body count: 1, but only because she had to.

4. The Gunslinger in “Westworld”

The Gunslinger in Westworld (1973)
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forget dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and the man in black (Ed Harris): originally 1973 Westworldthe real force to be calculated is simply called the gunslinger (Yul Brynner). In the movie, the workers at Delos start to worry when the vibrant animatronics at the company’s three theme parks — Westworld, Medieval World, and Roman World — all start to malfunction at the same time, as if they’re transmitting a disease to each other (this was right after Creation of the first computer virus, in 1971). In Westworld, Visitors Peter Martin (Richard Benjamin) and John Blaine (James Brolin) amuse themselves, participate in duels, organize escapes from prisons, “rest” in city brothels. But their robotic vacation changes when Gunslinger kills Blane, a robot whose goal is to challenge park visitors to duels and death after shooting them. After killing Blane, the Gunslinger pursues Peter, who turns on and leads the robot on a killing spree that ignores the boundaries between the parks. You could argue that, as far as we know, the Gunslinger doesn’t kill anyone because he actually is Wants to. However, his faulty programming is enough to give him a high spot on this list.

3. Roy Batty in Blade Runner

Roy Batty in Blade Runner
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No one can blame the replicants Blade Runner For being resentful of humanity. After all, they are treated like droppings, forced to do humiliating, exhausting, and exhausting work that no human being could concede. Then they die at the age of four, or even younger if they dare to rebel against their circumstances. Seems like a good enough reason to get revenge on the people who made you and now scout you, but it doesn’t change the fact that Replicant Roy Batty (Rother Hauer) deserves to be at the top of the list of killer AI systems. After all, if you’re a human, which I assume you are, and you cross paths with Patty, he probably has a bone to pick with you. A combat model, Batty, and his crew hijack a shuttle on an off-world colony to fly to Earth and claim a longer life for the replicas, killing 23 people in the process. Once on Earth, he also kills Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkle), the founder of the company responsible for manufacturing the replicas, when Tyrell failed to grant him absolution for his sins. It’s one respectable body statistic, and we got into torture situations…

2. The T-800 in “Terminator” and “Terminator 2”

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T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) not exactly One android, but a series of androids created by Skynet for termination purposes. However, since the original appearance and programming of both Terminators is so much the same, we consider them to be the same AI. It hit me when M3GAN gets a nice twin with the same basic directives to it. in 1984 position or terminatorThe world’s dominant artificial intelligence, Skynet, sends the T-800 back in time to dispose of the woman who will eventually give birth to the leader of the human resistance against the machines. On the hunt for Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the T-800 takes down several human Red Shirts, but fortunately it is destroyed before it gets a chance to kill anyone of importance. in Terminator 2: Judgment DayResistance leader John Connor (Michael Edwards(changes the T-800’s programming and sends it back in time to protect its younger self)Edward Furlong) are among the other more advanced Terminators created by Skynet. Again, plenty of killing ensues, but, at least, this time, it’s for a good reason.

1. M3GAN

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Outwardly, the third Android model, also known as M3GAN, has a lot in common AI artificial intelligenceDavid – This makes it more dangerous. After all, she’s a childlike robot programmed for love and nurturing, and who would try to escape such a cute little thing? One look at Arnold Schwarzenegger holding a machine gun and you’ll be running for the hills. But m3gan? Nah! Look at her dancing! What can she even do for you? What this seemingly innocent theme hides are the similarities between M3GAN and other rogue AIs on this list, like Gunslinger and Roy Batty. Beyond the limitations of its software, M3GAN can kill whoever it wants and for whatever reason it wants, and it certainly isn’t afraid to do it. For these two reasons, M3GAN deserves to be first on our list. Her body count might not be the highest, but your chances of getting killed by her certainly are.

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