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The Coolest, Funniest Most Bad Ass Robots on TV and Film

Dull monotone emotionless automatons these ain't, well maybe Marvin. Feel free to comment add your own quotes and the like




C-3PO is designed to interact with organics, programmed primarily for etiquette and protocol so says the wookiepedia. Which has to be the biggest of ironies as he somehow always manages to rub people up the wrong way. Oblivious to his snootiness, pernickety nature and disrespect for peoples personal space. C3-PO likes nothing better than to have a good old grumble, especially at his adorable sidekick R2D2.. Throughout the entire Star Wars Saga he’s managed to unintentionally wind pretty much everyone up he’s come into contact with. No mean feat

In his defence if any one of us was fluent in over six million forms of communication we’d probably be quite depressed too. Who wouldn’t be having to listen to and translate between, the scum of the universe.

C-3PO: Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.

C-3PO: The odds of successfully surviving an attack on an Imperial Star Destroyer are approximately...
Leia: Shut up!

C-3PO: Oh, oh, that's much better. Wait... wait. Oh, my! What have you done? I'm BACKWARDS. You flea-bitten furball! Only an overgrown mop-head like you would be stupid enough to...
[Chewie switches 3PO off]




Marvin in the original TV series forget the film is the self confessed manic depressive Robot from The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy. Known as the Paranoid Android (yes Radio Head wrote a song after his sorry robotic a**). He totally lives up to his billing as he drones on and on in a monotone voice about how meaningless and utterly awful everything is.. I suppose you would if you had a brain the size of a planet but were nothing more than a glorified robot butler.

His monologues are often semi sprawling affairs in the best woe as me tradition and really bring oddly enough an already great programme to life.

Marvin: Life? Don't talk to me about life.

Marvin: Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and they tell me to take you up to the bridge. Call that job satisfaction? 'Cos I don't."

Arthur: Earth was a beautiful place.
Marvin: Did it have oceans?
Arthur: Oh yes; great, wide rolling blue oceans.
Marvin: Can't bear oceans.

Marvin: There's only one life-form as intelligent as me within thirty parsecs of here and that's me.




For many decades in film and TV Robots were made to be seen as nothing more than capable of being emotionless automatons that would serve a particular purpose. They had no consciousness but things started to change with the advent of films such as Star Wars and TV shows like the aforementioned Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy. Yet still there was a tangible lack of spark in these characterisations, it wasn’t until John Badham’s Short Circuit that we got a glimpse into a potential future where robots in Film and TV would possess human traits making them near enough identical to our own.

Decades later and this was taken a stage further still when the creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening in the shape of Futurama brought us the wonderfully obnoxious wisecracking alcoholic Bender. A fully fledged bad ass in that he’s as human as any human could be. With all the frailties, compulsions and hang-ups we’d expect, which is what makes it such a unique creation. He is a combination of Victor Meldrew (again? yes a UK sitcom character) and in Leela’s words from the show “an alcoholic, whore-mongering, chain-smoking gambler".. With lots of beefs!

Bender: I don't tell you how to tell me what to do, so don't tell me how to do what you tell me to do.

Bender: This is the worst kind of discrimination there is: the kind against me!”

Amy Wong: Ahh, don't blame yourself, Bender.
Bender: I don't blame myself. I blame all of you!
Amy Wong: Us? How could you possibly blame us?
Bender: It ain't easy. It just proves how great I am.

Leela: How would you feel if I flushed Fry down the toilet?
Bender: Only one way to find out...

Leela: [crying after Bender has flushed Nibbler down the toilet] You have no sympathy for anyone else's feelings.
Bender: Of course I do, right now I feel sorry for you.
Leela: You do?
Bender: Yeah, I mean one cantaloupe-sized bloodshot eye?, you ain't winning no beauty pageants, lady.
[Leela cries even harder]

Bender: You know what cheers me up? Other people’s misfortune

Bender: Bite my shiny metal ass

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Who wouldn’t be pis*** if they had been beaten to a pulp, decapitated quite literally shot to pieces and then left for dead? this is the sad fate to befall the genial Alex Murphy. A family man, a man who dearly loved his wife, child, friends and job as a police officer. Only he's been ruthlessly killed in the line of duty and rebuilt into a walking talking bad ass killing machine, a law enforcer extraordinaire. OK he's got a killer arsenal of guns, a line of quips that equally pack a punch can't be all bad can it?.

Robocop: Dead or alive, you're coming with me!

Robocop Your move, creep