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'M3GAN' Ending Explained: Why Won't M3GAN Follow Instructions?

'M3GAN' Ending Explained: Why Won't M3GAN Follow Instructions?

The robotic doll gone rogue has been terrorizing the horror lovers and we are about to do a deep dive into the story.

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A brilliant roboticist designs a lifelike robotic doll to accompany her niece but interestingly enough, the doll isn’t about to sit around and take orders from us humans. M3GAN has proven that the killer-doll genre is still alive and it’s getting even better with the aid of CGI and prosthetics. The robot named M3GAN is the greatest playmate, caretaker, and companion of an 8-year-old Cady who has recently lost her parents, but the prototype robot is a nightmare for those who decide to conspire against it. Allow us to explain the ending of this sci-fi horror film M3GAN, which is currently the talk of the town.



 

M3GAN Ending Explained

By the end of the thrilling plot, the killer doll is involved in a showdown between Gemma, the roboticist, and her niece Cady. Gemma and Cady bond despite hardships and Gemma accepts that parenting is tough but she doesn’t need the help of a robot to take care of her niece. Responding to this, M3GAN overrides her programming codes to hack into the system at Funki and ends up murdering David and Kurt. M3GAN attacks Gemma but Cady delivers the final blow in order to destroy the robot’s processor.

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Since Gemma is the one who worked on M3GAN and after the robot went haywire, it's possible that she could lose her job at the company. Gemma might also face legal troubles and get arrested for designing a doll that is responsible for multiple deaths.

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Why M3GAN Overrode Her Programming And Did Not Follow Instructions?

At the end of the day, M3GAN is a robot, its machine, and the machine was doing what it was programmed to do, which is protecting Cady from any mental or physical harm. However, the AI code of the doll had an emergent capacity that enabled it to understand that it is the little girl’s protector. This is why the robot did not follow the instructions of abandoning Cady at any cost as it violates its programming protocols. Meanwhile, Cady was getting too attached to the doll and was starting to act violent and unruly which is why Gemma decided to part the girl and her robotic protector. So, M3GAN begins to see Gemma as a threat due to her influence over Cady.

There was no parental control or parameters to make M3GAN follow every bit of instruction given to her and thus, the doll did what it could to remain the only guardian figure in Cady’s life. The robot basically took its initial directive to the extreme and it believed that it was doing the right thing for Cady.

All the unanswered questions can hopefully be answered in a potential sequel of M3GAN.