series :: author notes :: Vantablack

Notes: A series, first Bloodhounds of Detroit and following it, The Rights of the Few. Began in 2019; revised 2022. Excepting extenuating circumstances, chapters should be posted every other week.

Story: Based on the preexisting world of Detroit: Become Human as created by Quantic Dream.

Primary questions:

  1. As a realistic corporation, what actions would Cyberlife legally be allowed to pursue? How would a multinational corporation address sentience among androids in these circumstances?
  2. How would the social + political reactions to sentience among androids intersect?
  3. Would the political response differ between nations, and if so, how different would they be? How would governments legally accommodate sentient machines?
  4. As only one of multiple RK800s tasked with addressing the deviant issue for Cyberlife, how would Connor react to meeting other RK800 models?

Primary premises:

  1. Cyberlife sends RK800s to most android-dense cities: Detroit, San Francisco, New York
           – 3 units assigned to each location: 1 active, 2 spares
  2. Cyberlife uses online PR to manage public reaction
  3. Cyberlife pressures US government — US military reliant on combat-grade androids + robots provided by Cyberlife in Russian conflict
  4. Chassis for combat-grade models made with metal alloys including carbotanium; images here and here
           Image credit to sunsetagain, author of fancomic Byzantine Generals


Bloodhounds of Detroit
To make the RK700, Cyberlife started with something designed to care and taught it how to kill.
To make the RK800, Cyberlife started with something designed to kill and taught it how to care.

Rights of the Few
Three months following the revolution in Detroit, Connor makes contact with another RK800 sent to quell its own deviant rebellion. Things go awry. People get shot. The usual. AKA, Cyberlife surely knows how to throw a birthday party.


An Army of Connors
Can Androids Answer Captcha?
Canon-Typical Violence
Cyberlife is a Corporate Shill
I Love Luther
Kamski + Reed Are Family
Millennial Memes Galore
North Is So Done
Post-Pacifistic Ending
Reed is a Black Friday Dumpster Fire
Sassiest, Classiest Bitch
Sixty Is As Sixty Does
No Beta We Die Like Men
Author Disclaims All Liability for This Disaster

Chapter Index:

Bloodhounds of Detroit
Chapter 1
Chapter 2