It's not only impressive, it's irresponsible.
— Panther of The Protomen
That's smoke, yes yes, see? It's a proper supercar! It didn't just come to the track and do a lap like a robot and be boring, it came to the track and exploded, immediately! That's what, it's what supercars do! It's proper!
Again Alfred, it's a STEALTH FIGHTER JET shaped like a BAT and I use it to fight common STREET CRIME. WHAT ABOUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE?!
Give me a gun that never fires! Give me a sword that is ever blunt! Give me a weapon that deals no wound, so long as it always strikes fear!
That's not what The Empire would have done, Commander. What the Empire would have done was build a super-colossal Yuuzhan Vong-killing battle machine. They would have called it the Nova Colossus or the Galaxy Destructor or the Nostril of Palpatine or something equally grandiose. They would have spent billions of credits, employed thousands of contractors and subcontractors, and equipped it with the latest in death-dealing technology. And you know what would have happened? It wouldn't have worked. They'd forget to bolt down a metal plate over an access hatch leading to the main reactors, or some other mistake, and a hotshot enemy pilot would drop a bomb down there and blow the whole thing up. Now that's what the Empire would have done.
Taiga: Who just took the lead in with such incredible speed!? It's Lancer's GaeBolCar!
Lancer: Sorry, I'm settling it here! My GaeBolCar is awesome! The speed is just incredible!
Rin: Hey, Archer. Did you know? Dragsters... can't turn.
(GaeBolCar crashes and explodes)
Archer: Lancer died!
Harris stood over the unconscious mechanic and searched him for weapons. Fergus carried nothing but the tools in his belt.
Jean-Pierre joined him. "I have never seen a jumping kick like that."
"Flying side kick. Best used against immobile targets and blind men. But when it connects, it tends to smart."
You fight it, and the robot deploys arms with four buzzsaw blades. Because why would you bother with boring old laser guns or missiles when you can put fucking buzzsaws on the end?! No, electro-buzzsaws! Hey, you want Effective or you want Awesome, you can't have both, people.
Nuclear-powered bombers struggled to take off under the weight of their radioactive shielding. Airborne aircraft carriers hovered on the verge of catastrophe. Drilling moles caused subsidence and flooding while a mobile fortress wallowed in the ruins of a collapsed bridge. Soldiers with multiple compound fractures were evacuated from their flying tanks while tracked minisubs labored to escape from debris-choked lake bottoms. A submarine-plane erupted from the surface of the ocean, rockets blazing in a futile effort to lift its heavy pressure hull into the air.
— Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space