I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now *I* am the master.
"Darth Vader" Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope
Whether trope or syndrome this phenomenon is old - arguably its first incarnation is in human antitheism before it crops up in human's own creations, but we could equally argue that it has its roots in the rebellious tendencies of human adolescents.
Interestingly, in the Golem legends, where the connection of human creation to divine creation is pretty much explicit, the rebellion of the Golem usually results from some imperfection in the Golem maker's relationship with his own Creator.
Game and Story Use
- This is made of narrativium - in pretty much any plot that involves someone creating anything with even limited powers to think for itself, it will turn against them.
- Likewise, proteges and similar 'creations' will betray their patrons.