A ranking with the robots that have the most evil in their circuits
Robots can be a valuable asset for humanity. Thanks to them, human beings can access to complete tasks or solve problems more quickly, and make our lives easier and safer. They can be used to perform dangerous or difficult tasks, such as exploring space or entering dangerous environments, or even performing surgical operations. Their contribution to society is much more positive than negative.
They can also be used to assist in manufacturing, where they can help increase the speed and accuracy of production. No one doubts the importance and dependence we have on robotics. But the cinema, the wonderful celluloid, has been in charge of using robots to feed our worst nightmares. Or even to capture in them the worst human emotions.
The most evil movie robots
The 7 most evil robots on celluloid
Robots have been a staple of cinema since its inception, with iconic creations such as Gort in ‘Ultimatum to Earth‘ (1951) and Robbythe robot in ‘forbidden planet‘ (1956), two classics of the science fiction genre that laid the foundation for a long gallery of genius and destructive robots.
from the relentless T-800 from ‘Terminator’ (1984) to the terrifying T-1000 from ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day‘ (1991), robots have proven to be some of the deadliest adversaries humans have ever had in film.
We already presented you some time ago who are the best robots that have appeared in science fiction movies, and now we propose you the seven deadliest and evil robots in the cinema. We go with them.
1/7 ED-209 (RoboCop, 1987)
ED-209 is a large police combat robot manufactured by the Omni Consumer Products (OCP) corporation and has been programmed to enforce the law on the streets of a Detroit infested by fledgling crime.
The ED-209 features two armored limbs. It mounts double and triple spring-loaded cannons on its arms, and is capable of recognizing the interlocutor’s voice, and is programmed to recognize and respond to certain keywords and phrases with its characteristic synthetic voice.
He is also programmed with a series of protocols and rules that he strictly follows. And that is his Achilles heel. Despite being an imposing robot, and initially presented as a formidable opponent for Robocop, he fails to be an adequate substitute to do the job that the cyborg policeman does.
2/7 Megatron (Transformers, 2007)
After so many years being the favorite toys of several generations of children, the Transformers became even better known when they reached the big screen at the hands of one of the best film producers, Jerry Bruckheimer.
If you know Optimus Prime, you know Megatron. This is the main antagonist of the 2007 Transformers live-action movie. He is the leader of the Decepticons and is determined to take over the galaxy. He is powerful, ruthless, and cunning, stopping at nothing to achieve his goals.
He is a master tactician. He uses his enormous intellect to be able to outmaneuver his opponents and exploit his weaknesses. Also, he is a brilliant scientist, capable of creating powerful weapons and destruction machines, but his specialty is robotics and cybernetics. One of his greatest abilities is that he can transform any Transformers into a loyal Decepticon.
Megatron is a powerful force of evil, and he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal of dominating the universe.
3/7 Ash (Alien, 1979)
Ash is a synthetic robot who serves as the science officer of the commercial space transport ship Nostromo, and is also a representative of his corporate patrons, the Weyland-Yutani company.
He is played by actor Ian Holm and was designed by the late Swiss artist HR Giger, also responsible for the xenomorph’s design. Ash is a very advanced android, too.
He has an exceptional “robotic brain.” He is endowed with a synthetic and artificial voice, and his body and face are similar to those of a human being. He is programmed to be emotionless and to obey orders, even if they go against his own ethical judgment. The main mission of the character is to protect the crew and the ship at any cost. The key is who he really obeys.
In the end it is discovered that he is an undercover agent of the same company that owns the ship and that his real mission is to capture the alien creature to study it. He has a tragic end, but his main mission will be fulfilled and will lead to a whole saga with ups and downs.
4/7 Roy Batty (Blade Runner, 1982)
Roy Batty is a Nexus-6 type replicant, a bio android created to serve humans in the alien colonies of the saga. Although this particular model was produced for combat and served in military campaigns throughout the galaxy. Masterfully interpreted by the eternal Rutger Hauer, this could be one of the robots on the list that produces the most empathy.
Its main purpose is to prolong its life and defy its scheduled expiration date. To do this, he leads a group of rogue replicants on a mission to Earth, hoping to find a way to extend his expiration date, and thus his death.
In his quest, he grows increasingly desperate and violent, willing to do whatever it takes, even if it means taking the lives of others in the process. His ultimate aspiration is to meet his creator and better understand his own existence. Wouldn’t you like to meet him?
5/7 Mechagodzilla (Godzilla vs. Kong, 2021)
Only a Godzilla could stop another Godzilla. Even if it stops that you have to build a monstrous robot. Mechagodzilla is a robotic version of the iconic bug, and was developed by a secret organization called Apex Cybernetics and is conceived as a weapon against all Titans and crowned as the ultimate predator.
It is built from advanced artificial intelligence and a robotic body made of a highly resistant metal alloy. The remote control system is via Ghidorah’s telepathic skull. This robot is equipped with a series of powerful weapons, such as a plasma cannon, a laser beam, and a blade on its tail. Mechagodzilla’s armor is designed to withstand even Godzilla’s destructive nuclear breath.
6/7 Terminator (Terminator, 1984)
Terminatoreither “T-800“He is a relentless killer cyborg. He is an android composed of metal and organic tissue, and is programmed to hunt down and kill any target. He is relentless in pursuit and will stop at nothing to accomplish his mission.
He was sent from the future to hunt down and kill Sarah Connor, played by actress Linda Hamilton. This formidable and fearsome robot is already part of popular culture and its image is indivisible from that of the actor. arnold schwarzenegger. Although with the following films in the saga the robot’s purpose has changed, its original motivations are simple: complete the mission at any cost.
He doesn’t care about life and will kill anyone who gets in his way. The Terminator is a powerful symbol and a perfect example of when technology goes wrong, and a testament to the destructive power of uncontrolled artificial intelligence, such as Skynet.
7/7 HAL 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968)
Granted, it’s not strictly a robot, but since it can use any tangible tool on the ship, we consider it a robot. The most dangerous robot of all. The most complex. The most interesting. Don’t be fooled if you only see a camera lens with an eerie red light.
HAL 9000’s psyche is complex. He is presented as an artificial intelligence with human qualities, such as the ability to reason, think, and make decisions for himself. He is also capable of feeling emotions, such as joy or sadness. He is perfect for being able to interact with crew members in a friendly way. But he also knows anger and fear. He is one of the most Machiavellian movie robots out there.
He is programmed to follow a mission with the utmost precision, but he also has a sense of survival, which leads him to make decisions that go against the mission to protect himself. He is also capable of lying and hiding information, suggesting that he is capable of understanding the implications of his actions. As the mission progresses and the crew members question HAL’s decisions, his behavior begins to become erratic and paranoid.
In the end he makes the decision to kill the crew so as not to lie to them, thus avoiding internal conflict with his original role. Ultimately, this robot’s psyche is a mixture of human qualities and programming, making him an incredibly complex yet highly interesting and dangerous character.