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.
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 they are usually created by biological entities but rebel against their Creators. Sometimes these computers and their programs aren't evil but doing what they were programmed for (i.e. AUTO).

Note: Since most are Amoral by default because of programming they can only be Pure Evils 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).

Also by definition, they count as Genderless regardless of the form(s) 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 bringing them to life. Depending on how they are made they can 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 that perceive the environment and take actions to maximize their chances of success (i.e. Ultron, P.A.L.). They are 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 are intended to manage complexities such as security, aid, warfare, etc. They can be evil from start where they are Partners in Crime or turn when their controllers attempt to deactivate it, because of preemptive/unprovoked paranoia or heartless decisions that others are 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 Possessed Objects carrying 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.

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