Ethical subroutines are a programmatic method to describe the characteristics by which artificial lifeforms, like (Lieutenant Commander Data or Lore; and holograms, like The Doctor, determine what is ethically right and wrong.
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- Equinox episode (Voyager) where EMH for Equinox and the Doctor have their ethical subroutines removed.
- Episode 6x26 and 7x01 (TNG) where Lore disables Data's ethical subroutines to justify experimentation on Borg and Laforge.
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