I believe Asimov himself came up with the 0th Law? And just because the Laws turned out to be a pain in the ass didn't stop Capcom from trying to establish a version of them in MM (perhaps the inflexibility of the original Laws is why the MM version is so vague).
They do exist in the Mega Man world, just they dont seem to be actually hardcoded into Robots brains. Just more of a general rule of thumb, a sort of set of "commandments" for Robots.
When Light says he fears X could break the first rule, he wasnt talking as if robots are usually bound by them, he just fears X would break the rule. Like me saying I fear my kid breaks the commandment "Thou shalt not kill." Yknow, when my kid is also years more advanced than any other living being and could become an unstoppable force if he went rogue.
Well, I was specifically referring to the internally-enforced variety (which "Asmovian laws" seem to be by definition?).
The laws aren't that inflexible. I've only read I, Robot, but some crazy [parasitic bomb] happens in that. I've never heard of the 0th Law though. The Laws usually come up in a puzzle solving sense, where they need the robot to do something but it is incapable of such, or in a comparison of priority, where a strong command with little intonation of loss of life causes a parallel between 1 and 2. Other such parellels occur, where people are only so relatively in danger, but the robot is in danger constantly, where the robot will run in circles, due to limitations on its sensors.
After all, most people do the [parasitic bomb] the 10 commandments say not to do, right? All because the set of rules exists, doesn't mean Robots are forced to follow them.
Kind of but it's more a matter of how you look at it. A mind-reading robot was unable to lie in any case where the person's feelings would be hurt, in fact actually lying to them for their benefit. Is imprisonment harm? Questions like that come to mind.
The guff about Laws is also in the JP version of MMX1; it's written in English in both versions.
Is it? Beats me. I heard an ultra nerd say that once. Zan, we need your awesomeness on this.
I don't think they're Asmivion Laws for reasons Flame just talked about. Personally, anything that reduces the robot characters to non-entities ("they did/didn't do this because of poorly-defined robot laws, not because they wanted/didn't want or have to") simply doesn't belong in Classic. It doesn't belong anywhere, but in the context of MM, Classic is the least suited to Magic Asimov Asspulls due to its tone.
The Laws have a lot more leeway than you would think. Read the man; it's [tornado fang]ing cool as [parasitic bomb].
This thread makes me wonder about who else in the MM series someone has claimed was a cyborg. Ones I currently know of are Megaman (lots of US publications described him as being at least partially human) and Wily (he survived getting squashed at the end of MM3 and apparently caught Roboenza in 10, though I'm fairly certain it was just a normal cold).
Wily is by either a brain in a robot body or some sort of brain backed-up dealy, because he definitely appears several times in X.
In the OVA-series, Roll breaks the first law by molesting Wily.
Well, assuming molesting doesn't count as harm...
That does not compute as harm.
King, being the leader of a revolt against the human race for enslaving robots, would not reprogram one of his kind. Is that not obvious? He had to resort to different means to have Burner Man act as he did. Besides, King leads the ROBOT army, not the robot and one cyborg army.
This is a great answer.
oh wow, 9/11 2009, who would've known? ^^;
Worst nickname for a catastrophe ever.
Geneering would have to happen after the egg is fertilized, if you want the changes to definitely stick. Or of course you could just grow a clone from an unfertilized egg - either way, you don't have to bother with the sperm.
Is it spelt Dolly or Dollie? That cloned sheep. They put the [parasitic bomb] in the embryo after the fact. And essentially aborted the test subject. Interesting morality there.
Anyway, 0th law alone would allow Megaman to attack Wily, should it become necessary. It has priority over the first, just like the first has over the 2nd and 2nd over 3rd.
This 0th Law really sounds made up to me, like something that spread across the Internet like Zero killing everybody.
They could be enforced in the good robots, or not, and we wouldn't be able to tell.
There's a whole thing in I, Robot about a robot serving better as a prosecutor or mayor even. At one point it becomes the Coordinator of the world.