5. HAL (“2001: A Space Odyssey”)

Profile: Spaceship robot; big red eye.

Behavior: Attempts to kill his entire crew, repeating the phrase “I can’t let you do that Kyle.”  Exhibits signs of “pervasive disregard for the law and the rights of others,” followed by psychotic symptoms, including delusions, hallucinations and disorganized speech.

Diagnosis: Antisocial personality disorder followed by episodic psychosis.

4. Data/Lore (Star Trek TNG)

Profile: High-functioning android in a leadership position.

Behavior: Alternates between normal and antisocial behaviors. Exhibits multiple mannerisms, flashbacks of abuse/trauama and sudden anger without a justified cause.

Diagnosis: Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

3. Marvin (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

Profile: Genius robot with brain the size of a planet (not literally).

Behavior: Sad, moping behavioral patterns, with suicidal tendencies. Exhibits an all-encompassing low mood, accompanied by loss of interest or pleasure in everyday activities. 

Diagnosis: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

2. C3P0 (Star Wars)

Profile: Human-cyborg relations, gold exoskeleton, limited movement.

Behavior: Consumed with excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational concerns about everyday activities; often struck with sudden feelings of panic. Cannot be separated from his counterpart, R2D2. 

Diagnosis: Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Separation Anxiety.

Paperclip from Word

Profile: Animated paperclip.

Behavior: Perky, unable to understand social cues, follows people around, popping up incessantly. Universally described as annoying. 

Diagnosis: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Separation Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder.

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