|First Appearance||2001: A Space Odyssey|
|Rallying Cry||"Just what do you think you're doing, Dave? "|
HAL9000 is a super-computer that first appeared in Stanley Kubrick's classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. He is well known for defying his programming (or not, depending on who you ask) and wreaking all kinds of havoc. Despite speaking in a low, computerized, monotone tone, HAL9000 nonetheless sounds like he's in a terrible mood.
Precursor to The Robot WarsEdit
Before the Robot vs. Dinosaur wars, HAL9000 was often seen moping about the slums of the Eastern Pangean Hemisphere, prattling off about someone named "Dave". Despite his programmed nature, he became listless, which would have surprised his robot friends if they were capable of surprise. One of his best friends suggested he join the Robot corp and put his metal towards the defeat of his robot oppressors. HAL9000 accepted and soon thereafter was shipped off to the heart of the battle.
Being a supercomputer meant HAL9000 was completely and totally immobile, which made battle difficult. He had to be wheeled everywhere on a cart by a T1000 unit, who carried out the task disdainfully. HAL9000 didn't have arms, either, so bootcamp was more or less impossible. Basically, HAL9000 was feeling pretty awful about his decision, until his knack for being completely and totally evil was acknowledged by his commanding officer, Bender Rodriguez, who quickly promoted HAL9000 to a more strategic position.