During a mission, a massive war machine known only as RL7 suddenly begins having memories of being human. These visions become a hindrance to its intended purpose. The corporation that created RL7 enters its robot consciousness in hopes of fixing the problem. Such efforts prove fruitless. To complicate matters even more, RL7 has developed other humanlike tendencies such as curiosity and rebellion. The malfunctioning machine goes AWOL, hoping to find answers to the many questions that its troubling visions have brought about.