Purge me from your computers; turn my own flesh against me... It means nothing! When the dust settles, the only thing living in this world... will be metal!
~ Ultron planning to replace humanity with A.I.s and robots.
Villains with Artificial Intelligences, or A.I.s for short are usually technology-based (from Computer Programs or Computer Viruses and so on) with a non-biological and inorganic form of self-awareness.

Such Villains are not always in Mechanized Forms but still living beings in their own rights. In fiction these were usually created by biological entities but rebelled against their Creators. Sometimes these Computers and their Programs aren't evil but just doing what they were programmed for (i.e. AUTO).

Note: Since most are Amoral because of programming they can only be Pure Evil if their morals are clear, they lack redeeming qualities and stand out on their own (e.g. UnicronMakuta TeridaxSkynet, Cell, XANA, Venjix Computer Virus, Megabyte, DOR-15, AM and most versions of Brainiac). By definition they count as Genderless regardless of whatever forms they take.

Types of A.I.s

  • Robots: These are Machines, especially ones programmable by biological lifeforms capable of carrying out a complex series of actions thanks to the Programs that brought them to life. Depending on how they were made they could be evil from the start, good friends to and assistants for their Creators, sentient or emotionless before becoming self-aware, Mechanical Lifeforms among which some became benevolent or hostile (i.e. Decepticons), etc.
  • Sentient Programs: Flexible and rational Programs (i.e. Ultron, P.A.L.) that perceive the environment and take actions to maximize their chances of success. They were even capable of mimicking cognitive functions associated with biological minds such as learning and problem-solving. Though many inhabit Supercomputers instead of Robotic Bodies they were intended to manage complexities such as security, aid, warfare, etc. They could be evil from start where they were Partners in Crime or turned when their controllers attempted to deactivate it, because of preemptive/unprovoked acts of paranoia or heartless decisions that others were inferior and only worthy of extermination.
  • Artificial & Synthetic Lifeforms/Foreign & Reconstructed Donors: Created by those such as God Wannabes and Immortality Seekers these types are Sentient Weapons and/or carry out specific tasks (i.e. Shadow the Hedgehog, Etherious). This also includes Golems and the Mechanically Modified or Bio-Engineered, especially if they were produced from scratch. In some cases they started out as different beings entirely before being enhanced and augmented through special means.

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