History Comicbook / AtomicRobo

23rd Aug '17 11:22:47 AM Beacon80
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* WeaponOfChoice: Robo prefers Lightning Guns, as mentioned above.
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: The Action Scientists aside from Jenkins turn into this during the Helsingard fight.

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* WeaponOfChoice: Robo prefers Lightning Guns, as mentioned above.
above. He's also fond of his [[HandCannon Webley Mk VI pistol]].
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: The Action Scientists aside from Jenkins turn into this during the Helsingard fight. Most of the time, however, at least a few of them will pull their weight.



* {{Whateversaurus}}: Dr. Dinosaur's creations including the "Futuresaurus rex" and "Omnisaur".

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* {{Whateversaurus}}: Dr. Dinosaur's creations including the "Futuresaurus rex" and "Omnisaur". Dr. Dinosaur himself most likely counts, despite his claims.
20th Aug '17 11:01:36 PM DragonRanger
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* ArchEnemy:
** Helsingard is Robo's most frequently recurring nemesis, and as a MadScientist BrainInAJar piloting GiantMecha bodies, he parallels the purely mechanical ScienceHero Robo.
** There's also Dr. Dinosaur (a super-stupid dinosaur scientist opposing a super-intelligent robot scientist) and Undead Edison (who was the arch enemy of Robo's father).
** Basically, Helsingard is Robo's most frequent and dangerous enemy (Robo calls him "an unparalleled genius"), Dr. Dinosaur is his most humiliating (since he is stupid and yet manages to continuously outwit Robo), and Edison is Robo's oldest and most personal (Robo even calls him "[his] greatest enemy"). Creator/StephenHawking is more of a SitcomArchnemesis--instead of threatening the world or our hero's loved ones, he just epically jerks Robo's chain.
** Another major contender is Majestic 12, an anti-Robo conspiracy.

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* ArchEnemy:
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ArchEnemy: Helsingard is Robo's most frequently recurring nemesis, and as a MadScientist BrainInAJar piloting GiantMecha bodies, he parallels the purely mechanical ScienceHero Robo.
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Robo. There's also Dr. Dinosaur (a super-stupid dinosaur scientist opposing a super-intelligent robot scientist) and Undead Edison (who was the arch enemy of Robo's father).
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father). Basically, Helsingard is Robo's most frequent and dangerous enemy (Robo calls him "an unparalleled genius"), Dr. Dinosaur is his most humiliating (since he is stupid and yet manages to continuously outwit Robo), and Edison is Robo's oldest and most personal (Robo even calls him "[his] greatest enemy"). Creator/StephenHawking is more of a SitcomArchnemesis--instead of threatening the world or our hero's loved ones, he just epically jerks Robo's chain.
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Another major contender is Majestic 12, an anti-Robo conspiracy.


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* SitcomArchnemesis: Robo and Creator/StephenHawking don't like each other very much, and in the first volume Hawking ensured that Robo was bored and miserable for months on end during a space mission. Robo kept himself occupied by arranging Mars rocks so they spell "Stephen Hawking is a bastard." As of ''Spectre of Tomorrow'', Robo's setting up shop in Jordana del Muerto, New Mexico has earned him the enmity of his new neighbor, Sir Richard Branson (sparked when Robo swiped one of Branson's tanker trucks without asking to deal with an emergency).
17th Aug '17 12:25:40 PM Kalaong
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*** AluminumChristmasTrees; Marconi was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guglielmo_Marconi#Later_years BFFs]] with ''UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini.''
9th Aug '17 10:32:50 AM Kalaong
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** Lampshaded and PlayedWith in Volume 4 Issue 2, with Robo commenting how the Guardian suits' non-military applications alone could solve all of Dr. Yumeno's budget problem, with Yumeno responding by stating the suits' absurd maintenance time and cost. Meaning of course that not only can they not solve his budget problems, very likely they ''are'' his budget problems.

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** Lampshaded and PlayedWith in Volume 4 Issue 2, with Robo commenting how the Guardian suits' non-military applications alone could solve all of Dr. Yumeno's budget problem, problems, with Yumeno responding by stating the suits' absurd maintenance time time[[note]]50 hours per hour of operation[[/note]] and cost. Meaning of course that not only can they not solve his budget problems, very likely cost[[note]]900,000,000¥ aka 9,000,000$[[/note]]; they ''are'' his budget problems.
31st Jul '17 7:06:31 AM Kalaong
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** The zag is that sometimes you ''[[ForbiddenChekhovsGun want]]'' a big damned explosion, and rarely will you have much time to prep it. [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v3ch2-page-18 Case in point]], Robo turns the dials on ''both'' guns up to '''nine''' when decides;

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** The zag is that sometimes you ''[[ForbiddenChekhovsGun want]]'' a big damned explosion, and rarely will you have much time to prep it. [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v3ch2-page-18 Case in point]], Robo turns the dials on ''both'' guns up to '''nine''' when he decides;
22nd Jun '17 12:24:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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--->'''Action Scientist:''' Okay, seriously? These are ''end boss'' doors.

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--->'''Action -->'''Action Scientist:''' Okay, seriously? These are ''end boss'' doors.
12th Jun '17 4:01:41 AM Kalaong
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* ReassignedToAntarctica: Louis and Martin, after building the ObviouslyEvil supercomputer, find themselves transferred to Svalbard, Norway.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: Louis and Martin, after building the ObviouslyEvil supercomputer, find themselves transferred to Svalbard, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard_Global_Seed_Vault Svalbard Global Seed Vault]] in Norway.
6th Jun '17 2:39:56 PM TargetmasterJoe
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** '''12:''' ''Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow'' (2017)



-->'''Robo''': ''These'' are {{Lightning Gun}}s. They collect electric charges from the air and boost them to ''obscenely'' dangerous levels through an even ''more'' dangerous process. Nothing unusual.\\
'''Fort''': I say, a portable Wardenclyffe!\\
'''Robo''': Yeah, just whatever you do, ''donít'' move that dial past five. Or ''to'' five. Or ''near'' five, actually. In fact, set the dial to one and then ''forget itís there.''\\
'''Fort''': Is this entirely safe?\\
'''Robo''': No. Not even a little.

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-->'''Robo''': -->'''Robo:''' ''These'' are {{Lightning Gun}}s. They collect electric charges from the air and boost them to ''obscenely'' dangerous levels through an even ''more'' dangerous process. Nothing unusual.\\
'''Fort''': '''Fort:''' I say, a portable Wardenclyffe!\\
'''Robo''': '''Robo:''' Yeah, just whatever you do, ''donít'' move that dial past five. Or ''to'' five. Or ''near'' five, actually. In fact, set the dial to one and then ''forget itís there.''\\
'''Fort''': '''Fort:''' Is this entirely safe?\\
'''Robo''': '''Robo:''' No. Not even a little.



-->'''[[spoiler:Robo]]:''' I already know how it ends. ''You don't win.''

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-->'''[[spoiler:Robo]]:''' -->'''[[spoiler:Robo:]]''' I already know how it ends. ''You don't win.''



-->'''Robo''': We're here because the sightings are suspiciously close to Kukenan Tepui.\\
'''Vikram''': ''[to Bernard]'' Robots sneeze?\\
'''Robo''': A tepui is a flat-topped mountain, Vikram. Kukenan is one.

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-->'''Robo''': -->'''Robo:''' We're here because the sightings are suspiciously close to Kukenan Tepui.\\
'''Vikram''': '''Vikram:''' ''[to Bernard]'' Robots sneeze?\\
'''Robo''': '''Robo:''' A tepui is a flat-topped mountain, Vikram. Kukenan is one.



-->'''Robo''' About the tanker? We're neighbors and adventure industrialists. That was like borrowing a cup of sugar.
-->'''[[DistantReactionShot Sir Richard Branson]]''': [[ThirdPersonPerson Sir Richard Branson]] thinks you should ask ''before'' you borrow something.
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: ''[[WorldOfBadass Everyone]]''

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-->'''Robo''' -->'''Robo:''' About the tanker? We're neighbors and adventure industrialists. That was like borrowing a cup of sugar.
-->'''[[DistantReactionShot Sir Richard Branson]]''': Branson]]:''' [[ThirdPersonPerson Sir Richard Branson]] thinks you should ask ''before'' you borrow something.
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: ''[[WorldOfBadass Everyone]]''Everyone.]]''



--->'''Lang''': Marconi's [[StupidJetpackHitler secret Nazi space program]]? '''[[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Seriously]]''', Robo?\\

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--->'''Lang''': --->'''Lang:''' Marconi's [[StupidJetpackHitler secret Nazi space program]]? '''[[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Seriously]]''', Robo?\\



-->'''Robot''': Bzz Bzbzzz bzzzlb.\\

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-->'''Robot''': -->'''Robot:''' Bzz Bzbzzz bzzzlb.\\



'''Robot''': Bzz!\\
'''Edison''': Yes, of course.

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'''Robot''': '''Robot:''' Bzz!\\
'''Edison''': '''Edison:''' Yes, of course.



** The Backup story for Volume 1 Issue 3 is about Jack Parsons, who builds a rocket as part of a scheme to become a god. Robo blows it up midflight because it would have crashed into a city. No consideration was given to whether or not the magic would have worked.

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** The Backup story for Volume 1 Issue 3 is about Jack Parsons, who builds a rocket as part of a scheme to become a god. Robo blows it up midflight mid-flight because it would have crashed into a city. No consideration was given to whether or not the magic would have worked.



* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: At the end of [[BSideComics B-Side Comic]] "PROJECT MILLIPEDE", which takes place after Volume 2 of the main series, [[spoiler:the Sparrow]]'s role is expanded to coordinate missions across "an elite team of the Allies' ''best'' agents. And Atomic Robo."

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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: At the end of the [[BSideComics B-Side Comic]] "PROJECT MILLIPEDE", which takes place after Volume 2 of the main series, [[spoiler:the Sparrow]]'s role is expanded to coordinate missions across "an elite team of the Allies' ''best'' agents. And Atomic Robo."
6th Jun '17 11:55:46 AM MirandaShadowind
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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: At the end of [[BSideComics B-Side Comic]] "PROJECT MILLIPEDE", which takes place after Volume 2 of the main series, [[spoiler:the Sparrow]]'s role is expanded to coordinate missions across "an elite team of the Allies' ''best'' agents. And Atomic Robo."
1st Mar '17 7:03:51 PM Kalaong
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* CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock: When Robo and [[Magazine/ForteanTimes Charles Fort]] go hunting an EldritchAbomination, Robo brings [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v3ch2-page-3 appropriate hardware.]] Just mind the dial. Better yet, don't touch the dial.
-->'''Robo''': ''These'' are {{Lightning Gun}}s. They collect electric charges from the air and boost them to ''obscenely'' dangerous levels through an even ''more'' dangerous process. Nothing unusual.\\
'''Fort''': I say, a portable Wardenclyffe!\\
'''Robo''': Yeah, just whatever you do, ''donít'' move that dial past five. Or ''to'' five. Or ''near'' five, actually. In fact, set the dial to one and then ''forget itís there.''\\
'''Fort''': Is this entirely safe?\\
'''Robo''': No. Not even a little.
** The zag is that sometimes you ''[[ForbiddenChekhovsGun want]]'' a big damned explosion, and rarely will you have much time to prep it. [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v3ch2-page-18 Case in point]], Robo turns the dials on ''both'' guns up to '''nine''' when decides;
--->'''Robo''': ÖMy years with Mr. Tesla have taught me that thereís one underlying scientific principle common to *all* existence.\\
'''Fort''': And that would be?\\
'''Robo''': ''Everything'' explodes.
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