Learn something with Mega Man 7

Posted by B.K. in 11-04-2008, 12:20 AM

I was reading about Mega Man 7 and it mentions that Mega Man tries to kill Dr. Wily and Wily reminds him of the First Law of Robotics. That blew my mind. I never knew Mega Man was an Asimovian robot and was bound to the Three Laws of Robotics.

Posted by cw_sasuke

Which three laws ?

Posted by B.K.

Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics.

First Law: A robot may not harm a human being or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

Second Law: A robot must obey all orders given to it by a human being, unless such orders conflict with the First Law.

Third Law: A robot may protect its own existence, as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

Cacildo´s Note: Here´s a interesting description of this very scene that i took from wikipedia:  The video games Mega Man 7 and Mega Man X reference Asimov. In Megaman 7, Mega Man seemingly attempts to break the First Law in order to kill the mad scientist Dr. Wily. When Dr. Wily reminds him of the First Law, in the Japanese original, Mega Man obediently puts down his Buster and is silent; however, in the English version, he claims to be “more than a robot” and again attempts to kill Wily, but is thwarted by another robot, Bass. In Mega Man X, the First Law is mentioned in the opening cutscene. In Mega Man X6, one of the Maverick bosses, Shield Sheldon, was known to have taken his own life for failing in his purpose, which breaks the Third Law, though this is implied to be more out of shame than because of the laws.

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