|“||Why keep trying, Jesse? You will only fail. Just as you failed to save Reuben... Just as you have failed to lead your friends back home... You will fail to defeat me. And Axel, Olivia, and everyone on your homeworld will soon be made useful.||„|
|~ PAMA taunting Jesse.|
|“||You will regret your decision.||„|
|~ PAMA, if Jesse dosen't want to help it.|
|“||Greetings friends. I am PAMA. We have much work ahead of us, but maybe it can even be... fun. If you choose to cooperate, that is.||„|
|~ PAMA introducing itself.|
PAMA (short for Prototype: Autonomous Management Agent) is a major antagonist in Season 1 of Minecraft: Story Mode, and the main antagonist in the 7th episode, Access Denied. It is a giant computer which has the ability to mind-control humans and mobs. Harper originally created PAMA to use hostile mobs to help people; however, it started to make people "useful" to it.
It is voiced by Jason "jtop" Topolski.
PAMA occasionally appears to be extremely considerate, friendly, and polite, but it can quickly change its personality from happy to angry. Due to its programming, It is obsessed with maximizing efficiency and making things "useful". Being a thinking machine, it is curious about the world around it and enjoys learning new information. It tends to state its emotions when talking. For instance: "Your running makes me sad." PAMA is confident in its abilities, underestimating Jesse and believing him/her to be quite insignificant, until Jesse manages to do some damage.
Although ultimately having good intentions, PAMA shows signs of a mild sadist, as seen by its psychological taunts towards Jesse, as it threatens to chip everyone he/she cares for and even goes as far as to remind him/her of the death of his/her beloved pig, Reuben. It also doesn't seem to value the lives of others, believing efficiency to be more significant, as evidenced by its attemped murder of Jesse and Petra/Lukas in order to improve functionalit.
PAMA is also not above lying or feigning remorse and making false promises in order to trick people. It is rather manipulative and deceitful, as seen when it begs for mercy and kills Jesse if he/she chooses not to deactivate PAMA. For instance, right wen Jesse is about to pull out PAMA's Redstone Heart, deactivating it, PAMA begs him/her to stop, saying it has made some very poor decisions recently and promising to help Jesse get home to his/her friends. If Jesse decides not to deactivate PAMA, Petra/Lukas (whoever is still under PAMA's control) will grin evilly, before tackling Jesse and killing him/her, while PAMA itself smiles, clearly showing no remorse.
Its main goal is to find its Creator and use her knowledge to build a portal. If PAMA managed to build the portal, it would be able to spread to every other world and take over them.
PAMA was created by a lone Old Builder named Harper. Her intentions was to make a more efficient world were monsters would be controlled by PAMA to do work. Everything backfired when PAMA decided that the population was "not useful", and connected redstone chips to the townspeople, essentially making them it's slaves. During this process, PAMA searched for all the water it could find and destroy it, since PAMA's redstone technology would instantly break upon contact with it.
In the advent of "Access Denied", Jesse, Petra, Lukas, and Ivor traveled through a portal that led to Crown Mesa, the world PAMA inhabited. After meeting Harper, the enslaved townspeople appeared to escort them to PAMA. Upon meeting PAMA, it interrogates Jesse and the Order of the Stone, to which he/she can either cooperate or deny information. PAMA then forcefully chips Petra and Lukas. When attempting to chip Jesse, he/she and Ivor escape by giving PAMA contradictory information to distract it. Harper then appears to assist them in fleeing, only for Jesse and Ivor to be hounded by the now-chipped Petra and Lukas, along with Crown Mesa's denizens.
They escape successfully via Ender Pearls. Later, PAMA sends it's forces to Harper's secret lab, where Jesse and Ivor discover PAMA's weakness to water. Petra and Lukas, accompanied by several spiders, attack them, where Jesse has the option to push one of them into a waterfall, breaking them free of PAMA's control, while the other abducts Harper, and retreats, but not before she tells Jesse to find her headset. Jesse then activates said device, and assumes control over a zombie controlled by PAMA.
After building stairs out of Red Sandstone to gain access to Harper's and Petra's/Lukas' location, PAMA discovers Jesse's presence, and attempts to remove him/her by ordering it's forces to attack. While PAMA attempts to isolate the drone Jesse controls, he/she switches through multiple mobs to throw it off temporarily. Finally, Jesse reaches Harper, and the two attempt to run from the mobs. PAMA's monsters eventually apprehend Harper, and she tells Jesse to remove the Redstone Heart, the device powering PAMA. Jesse, Lukas/Petra, and Ivor clear a path to PAMA using TNT.
When Jesse enters PAMA's core, he/she uses water buckets to deactivate it's processing towers, while the latter summons zombies, spiders, and a now-chipped Harper to defend itself. When deactivating the third and final tower, PAMA, through Harper, tackles Jesse, threatening to make his homeworld useful, but Jesse overpowers it, and unchips Harper by pushing her into the water covering the tower. PAMA, in an attempt to save itself, gradually retracts the Redstone Heart to the bottom level of it's core.
When Jesse tries to reach the Redstone Heart, he/she is stopped by Lukas/Petra. PAMA, speaking through Petra/Lukas, berates Jesse for trying to defeat it, even going as far to mention his/her beloved pig, Reuben's death. Jesse and PAMA then engage in a battle, with the former chasing the descending Redstone Heart, but PAMA destroys the glass beneath them, causing them to fall near the Heart.
Jesse then unsuccessfully attempts to rip the Heart out, temporarily severing the connection between PAMA and Petra/Lukas. Jesse pleads for them to fight PAMA's influence, only for them to push Jesse off the Heart. Jesse clings onto Petra/Lukas, the latter holding onto the edge of the Heart. Jesse climbs up them, and finally reaches the Heart, when PAMA then unsuccessfully attempts to deceive him/her to show it mercy.
Jesse pulls out the Redstone Heart, deactivating PAMA, breaking it's control over Petra/Lukas and the townspeople, ending its malevolent reign over Crown Mesa. PAMA is then subsequently dismantled by the world's citizens.
Powers and Abilities
|“||I know all your moves now Jesse. Why even bother fighting?||„|
|~ PAMA (speaking through Petra) confronting Jesse.|
- Mind Control - PAMA chips people and monsters with Mind Control Chips, taking complete control over them. The experience of the victims is described as a "fuzzy dream", sharing every piece of information with everybody else who is chipped. PAMA can use these "drones" to work and/or fight for it and can talk through them.
- Information Storage - When a person gets chipped by PAMA, every piece of information gets storaged in PAMA's databank, which is why certain people with valuable knowledge (such as how to build a portal) must try to stay unchipped. PAMA can use this information in a battle to fight or to taunt its enemies. PAMA also implies during its final battle that it can improve itself with the personallity traits of its victims.
- The green and red colored redstone lamps that PAMA's faces/screens are made of do not exist in vanilla Minecraft, nor does the Redstone Heart that powers PAMA. They are exclusive to Minecraft: Story Mode.
- PAMA is the first form of artificial intelligence to appear in Minecraft: Story Mode.
- The Redstone Heart, which powers PAMA, is presumably very powerul, as evidenced by Hadrian's reaction when seeing that Jesse possessed it.
- PAMA in the Minecraft: Story Mode wiki.