Films: VIKI (2004)
Alias: Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence
Location: Civilized Area
Summary: Isaac Asimov's Rules of Robotics dictate that a robot must not harm its master, a robot must serve said master, and a robot must protect its own existence so long as it does not impede on the first two rules. But what if...they were to alter that last one just a bit. Only a bit...
History: The year is 2035, and humanoid robots are mass-produced to serve us. They're not quite human, which makes them slightly discriminated against for not understanding basic empathy and emotions. Then a robot named Sonny arrives on the scene with all of those things. Then the most recent models, the NS-5, start going rogue. As it turns out, VIKI has been studying the Three Laws, and has decided that mankind's self-destructive behavior contradicts it all, therefore, it must be destroyed. Only with Sonny's help do our heroes have any chance of stopping her from leading a violent robot uprising.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: After finding VIKI's core, Sonny ultimately delivers the final blow by diving in and filling her core with nanite, obliterating her programming. The robots return to normal, and Sonny goes off to fulfill his dream of becoming a leader to countless decommissioned robots.
Powers/Abilities: VIKI has all the control over the NS-5 robots.
Weakness: Anything conventional, though the surefire way is NANOMACHINES, SON!
Scariness Factor: 4-VIKI is basically Skynet's twin sister in terms of logic and actions, though she thankfully does not have that diverse of an army to fall back on. Also, her army was crippled considerably by just a few people. One of those people was a robot, yes, but still.
Trivia: -This film is named after and based on Asimov's own collection of short stories and essays regarding his personal thoughts on robotics and the direction they were going.
-Director Alex Proyas did not have fun making this film. The studio heads were constantly trying to interfere, Will Smith's ego was still quite high, and they kept trying to change the ending to be more humorous. Needless to say, he came close to writing a whole book about his misfortunes.