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Offline Johnny Unusual

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K-2SO



61 Points, 5 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #6 Johnny Unusual

Program Soldier for the Empire Rebellion!

K-2SO is a droid in the film "Rogue One".  Originally a security droid for the Empire, K-2 was found by Captain  Cassian Andor and reprogrammed to serve the Alliance.  Andor and K-2 were later sent to rescue Jyn Erso, a criminal captured by the Empire, due to her being the only chance of finding Galen Erso, the designer of the Empire's new superweapon, the Death Star.  K-2, Jyn and Andor were later sent to find Galen and discovered the secrets of the Death Star.  Together, with a rag tag crew of soldiers, they worked to make sure that the Death Star plans fell into the hands of the Rebellion.

Though most droids of his type are emotionless, K-2 gained his own personality during his reprogramming.  He bacame sarcastic and cynical, often complaining about the situation he was stuck in and about his compatriots.  He also gained the ability to disregard orders he found were not to his taste, though in most cases this proved to be a boon to his allies.  Over time, K-2 began to show that he had feelings for others and was willing to risk his neck to help them.

Trivia Anthony Daniels was reportedly disgruntled that Alan Tudyk was allowed to play K-2SO in the relative comfort of a motion-capture suit, whereas Daniels had to endure years of discomfort and injuries in the C-3PO costume. This tension came to a head when Daniels cursed at Tudyk after Rogue One's premiere. Tudyk later joked that a "F*** you" from Daniels was one of the highest compliments he had ever received.

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Just FYI I've already compiled an LOC of all the Star Wars characters I want a spin-off for.


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Just FYI I've already compiled an LOC of all the Star Wars characters I want a spin-off for.

I think "Mousebot and Walking Garbage Can" would make for a great buddy movie.


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Robot Devil



65 Points, 6 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #7 MartyS (Gromit)

Program Punishing sinners

The Robot Devil is a robot (and the devil) in the TV series Futurama.  The Robot Devil seems to have been built exclusively to punish sinner robots, though his jursidiction extends to those who first join the Church of Robotology.  He once tried to claim Bender after he joined the religion and fell off the wagon, only to be defeated in a fiddle contest.  Sorry, defeated by a fiddle after winning the contest.  The Robot Devil appears repeatedly, making deals with other characters, though said deals don't always go his way.

The Robot Devil prides himself on being evil and punishing sinners but he is often seen being more appalled by world class sinner Bender.  Though he is often evil, he is also very petulant a lot of the time.  He also has abilities other robots do not, such as being able to see robot ghosts.  The Robot Devil is also a skilled musician and can sing, dance and play the fiddle.  Though his targets are primarily robots, the Robot Devil also likes to kill humans, when the opportunity arises.

Trivia In his debut, Hell is Other Robots, Robot Devil seems to be quite a bit larger than in subsequent appearances. He originally appears to be quite a bit taller than Fry or Leela, but later he seems to be around their or Bender's height.

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Mechagodzilla



67 Points, 5 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 George 2.0

Program Look like Godzilla, mess stuff up.

Mechagodzilla is a recurring robot character in the Godzilla franchise.  It was created by aliens from Black Hole Planet 3 who were intending to use it to conquer the Earth.  Eventually it was defeated by Godzilla and King Caesar (whoever that is) and destroyed.  A more advanced model was built and returned onto to be destroyed by Godzilla once more.  Later, a special U.N. branched dedicated to stopping Godzilla made their own Mechagodzilla but it had been defeated several times since.

Mechagodzilla was intended to cash in on the then burgeoning "Mecha" genre, popularized by various live-action and animated TV series with giant robots.  It also followed up the appearance by Jet Jaguar, but Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla opted for a less goofy tone.  Originally, Mechagodzilla had a flesh-like covering to disguise it as the actual Godzilla that was destroyed over the course of the movie.  Mechagodzilla also has a number of weapons, including missiles.

Trivia Mechagodzilla's suit is one of the oldest known suits to be in good condition, as it was put on display in the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, where it remains to this day.

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Question... and yes I know it's way too late, but I gotta ask... does Super Mecha Death Christ count?


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Mecha G is one of the coolest Gs in the business! And I did particularly dig that 90s one posted there as well, great flick.


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Kryten



81 Points, 5 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #1 Lunquewill

Program Servant

Kryten 2X4B-523P is a Service Mechanoid and one of the main characters in the TV series "Red Dwarf".  Kryten served aboard the ship Nova 5, until an accident killed the crew.  Kryten, in denial, continued to serve them for millions of years until he was discovered by the crew of the Red Dwarf  Due to his programming involving having a guilt chip, two crew members, Rimmer and Lister, wanted to abuse his power and teach the robot about rebellion, respectively.  Eventually Kryten chose the latter and left, only to return about a year later, becoming a full member of the crew.

Kryten is motivated by an over-active guilt chip and a preprogrammed desire to please.  Though he was taught to rebel, he constantly has difficulty doing so, even in small ways, such as harmless and obvious lying.  Over time, Kryten learns how to rebel, though still loves doing chores and helping out his shipmates.  Nonetheless, he is willing to express his disappointment and frustration with his new friends.  Despite his station, he is treated as an equal member of the crew.

Trivia The mechanoid Kryten is named after the title character from J.M. Barrie's play "The Admirable Crichton", an effortlessly competent butler to an upper-class Victorian family.

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then where do all the calculators go?
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Johnny 5



81 Points, 7 of 15 Lists, Top vote: #2 Cole Stratton

Program Comba--- *Bzzt* BE ALIVE!

Johnny 5 is a robot that appears in the films Short Circuit and Short Citcuit 2, a film Steve Guttenberg was too good for.  So put that into perspective.  Johnny was a cutting edge robot developed for the military for combat.  However, after being struck by lightning, Johnny became "alive" and self-aware.  With a sudden thirst for knowledge and expanding his horizons.  He met a woman named Stephanie Speck and the two became close friends.  He was also reunited with his creators Newton Crosby and Ben Jabituya who realized he was alive and worked to protect him.

Johnny 5 is an intelligent robot who a whimsical personality, thanks in part to absorbing a large amount of "input" from watching television.  Though he is capable of combat, Johnny would much rather be peaceful and spending his time learning about the world around him.  Initially, the robot was named Number 5, but chose the name Johnny after hearing the El Debarge song "Who's Johnny"?  Johnny is later granted US citizenship the same day as Ben.

Trivia As per the movie's attempt to portray a living robot in the "real world", every part of Johnny and his brethren was built to have a specific, logical purpose behind them. This was originally a source of contention between Director John Badham and the Robots Designer Syd Mead, the latter of whom insisted on giving Johnny "eyes" to give the character a method of visually expressing emotion. As a result, Johnny's iconic "eyelids" were created, with the explanation that they were sun guards and camera coverings.

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Short Circuit 2 introduced me to Bonnie Tyler (with Jim Steinman)'s "Holding out for a Hero", long before I saw Footloose! Hell of a film.


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Short Circuit 2 introduced me to Bonnie Tyler (with Jim Steinman)'s "Holding out for a Hero", long before I saw Footloose! Hell of a film.
Star Lord: Exactly like Footloose. Is it still the greatest movie in history?
Spiderman: It never was.


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For the heck of it, here are my Godzilla awards posted a few years back.... https://letterboxd.com/captainquint/list/the-godzilla-awards/detail/ in which Mecha was named my favorite G-foe and was involved in my fave battle.