Expies are cheaply made autons with artificial brains.
The largest autons in use, Cyclopes are mechanical giants compared to humans, but just knee high to the average battlemech
Imperfect simulacra, ever attempting to improve themselves, to make themselves better
Portraying artificial intelligence as NPCs in a game
The Urd-hel are a race of shapeshifters with a twist.
The spell Animate Dead has existed for a very long time, with many variations. The spell Cadaverous Companion is another such variation, but it is tailored to the animation of companion animals, rather than human corpses
Mentats, mentons, and cymeks, the synchronization of the human mind and the computer
All the advantages of a hive mind, without all the horrible world and society destroying disadvantages of a hive mind, a sort of compromise if you will.
Massive beasts, the man made creations of Doctor Meredith Ermindgarde and an early success of the Arasaard Project.
Say hello to our large robot friends. You will find them kind, generous, compassionate, and friendly. They are strong enough to lift several tons with one arm, but gentle enough to pick up an infant. Unharmed.
~ Salazar Vector
When a human mind occupies a machine body it's called a cyborg. When it is done remotely, it's a drone. When a machine mind occupies a human body, it's called a crime. You humans are simply disingenuous when it comes to dealing with anything that isn't you.
Testimony of Achilles L/AISC
A meretrix is a clone, or clone template that is used to create a sexual engineered humanoid
Ancient stone guardians of a fallen empire that have watched the world form, fall, and reform over the millenniums.
The dark side of the ubiquitous skeletron, corrupted from within by it's own basic technology.
The precursor to the skeletron, the PPAC Sanzang robot demonstrated the strengths of the fighting robot, and also, ultimately, it's weaknesses
One of the rising interests in the Cosmic Era is the realm of robotic sports.
If life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
If life puts you in charge of defending a gold mining operation and you are only a mage....well
Known fully as 'Nind Vel'uss Tahcaluss whol nind ehmtu siltrin' or 'They Who Hunger for Their Own Flesh'
Also known as demons, mutants, and monsters, Youma were once human beings.
(Apologies to GRRM and HBO)
A group of northerners want to bring the Old Gods back to the south. They grow cuttings from the white trees seeking the blessings of the Old Gods on the project, and when the saplings are big enough, they carve faces in them and secretly plant them in forests all over the south, to extend the 'reach' of the Old Gods.
The plan works of course, but the trees are *baby gods*, and behave as such when invoked.