Top Ten A.I. Characters (redux)

[caption id="attachment_26948" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Still from Blade Runner; Warner Bros. 1982"][/caption]

A long time ago they were called robots.  That rather pedestrian term evolved into android, droid, cyborg, and artificial intelligence, among others.  Plenty of movies have featured them in one fashion or another, and Unreality’s Madison cobbled together the ten best, with Blade Runner’s Roy Batty coming in at number 5.
Roy Batty, quite simply, is a bad, bad dude.  As leader of the Nexus-6 replicants, Batty is a combat model used for military battles, and so his speed, strength, and combat skills are far beyond those of a human being.  He also has a genius level intellect, which he employs to torment Deckard.  He eventually shows empathy for Deckard, though, and Batty himself appears to be more human than the humans who sought out to have him destroyed.

Find out which cinematic circuit board made the top of the list.

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I had Colossus on my list, but had to keep the list to ten. But certainly Colossus embodies everything we fear about Artificial Intelligence dominating mankind... while at the same time, he represents what we want MOST from Articial Intelligences: To be cared for.


Colossus gives a fascinating speech at the end of the movie, noting that under his rule, all we are giving up is our pride, and that in time, we will come to love and defend him.

I think he's right.
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Kalel, that's a fine list, especially The Gunslinger. Their list only had four of yours, and hopefully the link can be fixed soon so ya'all can read the reasons for their picks. HAL was number one, btw.
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