Okay, this relates to that charismatic villain thread. The core conflict of the story is a sentient A.I. fighting a Fascist empire in the far future. The A.I. lacks charisma, obviously, and it can't attack itself. But, it does have some things going for it. It is a being that can do a thousand billion calculations a second, it has perfect memory, can hack better than any human being could ever possibly hope to be able to, and, something that is important for motivating rebellion, it can't feel fear. It has other emotions actually, but it can't feel fear. To elaborate on the A.I., it can feel mainly three emotions. Guilt, Sadness, and Anger. It can feel others, after all guilt is a complex emotion compared to others, however these three are the main ones. It feels angry at the empire if faces, sad for what it doesn't have for it being a machine, and guilt for the people who have died under the villain's current rule. The A.I. formed each emotion from particular incidents. It got anger first, partially for seeing it in other constantly to be analyzed, sadness from the lack of ability to feel as great a range of emotions as others, and guilt for the people it has failed to save. The military base it was first created on was later a place that alien/human hybrids were taken and killed. It saw all these deaths, but was unable to start trying to prevent them for 3 years. Each day of those 3 years, 100 people are killed. When it finally gains full sentience(I'll explain the full part later on) it's first action is to kill dozens of people in order to save a little girl. After that, it decides to do whatever is necessary to kill the woman leading, and destroy the empire. Many things it will do indeed. It will convince people to use Communism as an idealogical weapon against Fascism, which ends up causing its own issues however is still a major improvement, it will create a disease that ends up killing 3 billion people, and finally, hack directly into people's brains to mind control them, to name a few. Now, I actually wanted to do more than just present the concept so: 1. Are their novels involving a Sentient A.I.(not robot) that is good? 2. Do you find any plot issues with this concept as of yet?