Three favorites: robots

This is the first in what I plan to make a Tuesday ritual: three favorites.  Every Tuesday I’ll list my three favorite somethings and then give you the chance to chime in with your own.  Today’s topic: my three favorite robots!

Optimus Prime
Prime could appear on a lot of favorite lists of mine.  He’s one of my all-time favorite fictional characters of any type, alignment, or genre.  My favorite element of Prime’s character is his determination.  One might say, “And you never give in when your back’s to the wall.  Gonna fight to the end and you’re takin’ it all.”  This is why Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was permanently erased from my memory.  When Prime is triple teamed by three of the most powerful Decepticons, he doesn’t lose.  He comes out battered and nearly broken, but victorious… because he is Prime!  (Michael Bay mostly atoned for this in Transformers: Dark of the Moon when Prime single-handedly takes out 11 Decepticons, including Shockwave, in about one minute.)

Mega Man
Not only can he defeat any Robot Master Dr. Wily throws at him, he can add insult to their injury by using their own weapons against them.  And he dishes out all of his destruction while looking like an innocent ten year old boy.

Rudy Roughnight
It’s something of a spoiler to even put Rudy on this list because the moment in Wild ARMs in which Rudy is revealed to be a Holmcross is the most dramatic scene in the game (and would quite possibly be on my “Three favorites: scenes” list).  Rudy is a silent, lonely, ARMs-wielding wanderer rejected by the people of Filgaia but who saves the world anyway.  File under: hero.

Honorable mentions: WALL*E, Modular Man from Wild Cards, Wren from Phantasy Star, Robot from Lost in Space.

Agree?  Disagree?  Have your own list?  Tell me about it in the comments.

One thought on “Three favorites: robots

  1. I’m a big fan of R. Daneel Olivaw from Isaac Asimov’s Robots series. Mega Man would definitely make my list and maybe Prime. I also loved Johnny 5 from Short Circuit as a kid. Although R2D2 and C3P0 are technically “droids”, they are right up there as well.

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