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* Mansley almost nukes an innocent town. The fact that it's [[WhatAnIdiot out of stupidity]] and fear rather than evil is...not exactly reassuring, especially not considering [[DirtyCoward he immediately tries to flee and save himself after he's doomed the whole town and everyone living there]].
-->'''General Rogard:''' That missile is targeted to the Giant's ''current position!'' '''''Where's the Giant,'' Mansley?!'''
-->'''Mansley:''' ''[upon realizing the Giant is right above them]'' Wha--? [[OhCrap Ooh...]] We can duck and cover! There's a fallout shelter right there if we--
-->'''Rogard:''' ''[angrily]'' There's no way to survive this, you ''idiot!''

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* Mansley almost nukes an innocent town. The fact that it's [[WhatAnIdiot out of stupidity]] and fear rather than outright evil is...is... not exactly reassuring, especially reassuring. Especially not considering [[DirtyCoward he immediately tries to flee and save himself after as soon as he realises he's doomed the whole town and everyone living there]].
-->'''General Rogard:''' That missile is targeted to the Giant's ''current position!'' '''''Where's '''''[[ArmorPiercingQuestion Where's the Giant,'' Mansley?!'''
Giant,]]'' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Mansley?!]]'''
-->'''Mansley:''' ''[upon realizing (''realises the Giant is right above them]'' Wha--? there'') Wha-? [[OhCrap Ooh...]] We we can duck and cover! There's a fallout shelter right there there, if we--
we-
-->'''Rogard:''' ''[angrily]'' (''angrily'') There's no way to survive this, you ''idiot!''



-->'''Rogard:''' ''To die'', Mansley. For our country.

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-->'''Rogard:''' ''To -->'''Rogard:''' ...''to die'', Mansley. For our country.

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** Then again, the giants dream is seen from his P.O.V, so the full weapons mode robots reflection seen in the puddle, activating its chest cannon to destroy the planet, WAS the eponymous character.
**Given the other robots were in "passive" mode, he could even be considered thier leader, inventor, or (optimistically) the only one with weapons...which means he's capable of destroying a planet solo and still has an army.


* The Iron Giant's first full appearance at the power plant. He turns his head the same time Hogarth turns his, his eyes appear from the darkness, and he moves toward the power plant completely oblivious to Hogarth, nearly stepping on him.
* Early in the film, Hogarth is trying get a photo of the Giant. During a TimePassesMontage, one clip shows Hogarth cleaning the lens of his camera only to accidentally take a picture of himself. Later, Mansley discovers the camera and develops that same photo, discovering the Giant was looking over Hogarth's shoulder the whole time. This means the Giant was right behind Hogarth for ''hours'', just standing there watching him. After Hogarth sees the Giant looming over him and runs away, the Giant is ''walking'' right behind him and gaining quickly despite Hogarth's few seconds head start. Then Hogarth runs into a branch and the Giant is standing over him again.
** The smile on Mansley's face when he develops the photo makes it clear the man has found a leverage to use against Hogarth.

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* The Iron Giant's first full appearance at the power plant. He turns his head the same time Hogarth turns his, his own, his eyes appear from the darkness, and he moves toward the power plant completely oblivious to Hogarth, nearly stepping on him.
* Early in the film, Hogarth is trying to get a photo of the Giant. During a TimePassesMontage, one clip shows Hogarth cleaning the lens of his camera only to accidentally take a picture of himself. Later, Mansley discovers the camera and develops that same photo, discovering the Giant was looking over Hogarth's shoulder the whole time. This means the Giant was right behind Hogarth for ''hours'', just standing there watching him. After Hogarth sees the Giant looming over him and runs away, the Giant is ''walking'' right behind him and gaining quickly despite Hogarth's few seconds head start. Then Hogarth runs into a branch and the Giant is standing over him again.
** The smile on Mansley's face when he develops the photo makes it clear the man has found a leverage to use against Hogarth.



* From Hogath's point of view, Mansley blowing up at him in the ice cream parlor. Think about it: Hogarth may be a strong kid, but he's still a kid and here he is alone with this complete stranger to whom his mother recommended a tour around town. Even if he is in a public place, this boy is in a very vulnerable position of having this man who, up until this point, Hogarth and the audience has believed to be a pencil-pushing bureaucrat, going off on a paranoid near-psychotic rant. [[ToiletHumor Thank God for Landslide]]!

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* From Hogath's Hogarth's point of view, Mansley blowing up at him in the ice cream parlor. Think about it: Hogarth may be a strong kid, but he's still a kid and here he is alone with this complete stranger to whom his mother recommended a tour around town. Even if he is in a public place, this boy is in a very vulnerable position of having this man who, up until this point, Hogarth and the audience has believed to be a pencil-pushing bureaucrat, going off on a paranoid near-psychotic paranoid rant. [[ToiletHumor Thank God for Landslide]]!



** Even worse is his action shortly before that. Up until this point, Mansley has been somewhat of a bumbling idiot and a lot of fun to watch as he repeatedly fails to catch the Giant. And then he very calmly threatens to make Hogarth's life such a living hell that he'd be taken away from his mother if he doesn't reveal where he's hiding the Giant. The worst part is the quiet, gleefully sadistic tone Mansley's speaking in the whole time; he is perfectly capable (and willing) to follow through on any threat he makes, and he loves it.

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** Even worse is his action shortly before that. Up until this point, Mansley has been somewhat of a bumbling idiot and a lot of fun to watch as he repeatedly fails to catch the Giant. And then he interrogates Hogarth and very calmly threatens to make Hogarth's his life such a living hell that he'd be taken away from his mother if he doesn't reveal where he's hiding the Giant. The worst part is the quiet, gleefully sadistic tone Mansley's Mansley is speaking in the whole time; he is perfectly capable (and willing) to follow through on any threat he makes, and he loves it.



** Extra FridgeHorror in that the other robots might ''still be out there''. And they might find Earth. And not be as friendly as the title character.

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** Extra FridgeHorror in that the other robots might ''still be out there''. And they They might find Earth. And Earth and not be as friendly as the title character.


* If the deleted dream sequence is of any indication, [[spoiler:the Giant is one of many machines sent out across the universe to single-handedly obliterate ''entire planets'' or, worse yet, may have already done such atrocities in the past]].

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* If the deleted dream sequence is of any indication, [[spoiler:the the Giant is one of many machines sent out across the universe to single-handedly obliterate ''entire planets'' or, worse yet, may have already done such atrocities in the past]].past.



** Given that the reason the Giant is good is due to AmnesiacDissonance after hitting his head, as well as his friendship with Hogarth...[[spoiler:how do we know that he ''[[AlternateCharacterInterpretation wasn't]]'' returned to [[KillEmAll factory settings]] and his memory wiped, after he was hit by the nuke? OhCrap]]

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** Given that the reason the Giant is good is due to AmnesiacDissonance after hitting his head, as well as his friendship with Hogarth...[[spoiler:how how do we know that he ''[[AlternateCharacterInterpretation wasn't]]'' returned to [[KillEmAll factory settings]] and his memory wiped, after he was hit by the nuke? OhCrap]]OhCrap



** [[SarcasmMode Even better]], the 2015 "Signature Edition" adds the complete version to the film, [[spoiler:and it is ''horrifying'']]. For starters, [[spoiler:the final animation shows the army of giants walking amongst the ruins of the planet they just attacked, and the fire gives it a very hellish appearance]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSjqF5tR894 See here]] for the complete scene.

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** [[SarcasmMode Even better]], the 2015 "Signature Edition" adds the complete version to the film, [[spoiler:and and it is ''horrifying'']]. ''horrifying''. For starters, [[spoiler:the the final animation shows the army of giants walking amongst the ruins of the planet they just attacked, and the fire gives it a very hellish appearance]].appearance. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSjqF5tR894 See here]] for the complete scene.

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** The smile on Mansley's face when he develops the photo makes it clear the man has found a leverage to use against Hogarth.

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*** The deer leaping and falling to its death is particularly unsettling because of being paired with that music that suddenly turns hellish. That music sounds like it belongs in a horror film.





* The Iron Giant's first appearance at the power plant, beginning with his eyes appearing from the darkness the same time Hogarth turns his head.
* Early in the film, Hogarth is trying get a photo of the Giant. During a TimePassesMontage, one clip shows Hogarth cleaning the lens of his camera only to accidentally take a picture of himself. Later, Mansley discovers the camera and develops that same photo, discovering the Giant was looking over Hogarth's shoulder the whole time. This means the Giant was right behind Hogarth for hours, just standing there watching him. After Hogarth sees the Giant looming over him and runs away, the Giant is ''walking'' right behind him and gaining quickly despite Hogarth's few seconds head start. Then Hogarth runs into a branch and the Giant is standing over him again.

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* As Hogarth checks out the damage done to the forest, he realizes, to his shock, that whatever caused it has left behind a giant human-shaped silhouette going through the woods.
* The Iron Giant's first full appearance at the power plant, beginning with plant. He turns his eyes appearing from the darkness head the same time Hogarth turns his, his head.
eyes appear from the darkness, and he moves toward the power plant completely oblivious to Hogarth, nearly stepping on him.
* Early in the film, Hogarth is trying get a photo of the Giant. During a TimePassesMontage, one clip shows Hogarth cleaning the lens of his camera only to accidentally take a picture of himself. Later, Mansley discovers the camera and develops that same photo, discovering the Giant was looking over Hogarth's shoulder the whole time. This means the Giant was right behind Hogarth for hours, ''hours'', just standing there watching him. After Hogarth sees the Giant looming over him and runs away, the Giant is ''walking'' right behind him and gaining quickly despite Hogarth's few seconds head start. Then Hogarth runs into a branch and the Giant is standing over him again.



** After this, imagine how hard it would be for Hogarth to try warning people that [[CassandraTruth the man seems to be one step away from doing something dangerous]]. Who will everyone find it easier to believe? The government agent with a badge or the nine-year-old with an active imagination?



** Even worse is his action shortly before that. Up until this point, Mansley has been somewhat of a bumbler and a lot of fun to watch as he repeatedly fails to catch the Giant. And then he very calmly threatens to make Hogarth's life such a living hell that he'd be taken away from his mother if he doesn't reveal where the Giant is hiding. The worst part is the quiet, gleefully sadistic tone he's speaking in the whole time; he is perfectly capable (and willing) to follow through on any threat he makes, and he loves it.

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** Even worse is his action shortly before that. Up until this point, Mansley has been somewhat of a bumbler bumbling idiot and a lot of fun to watch as he repeatedly fails to catch the Giant. And then he very calmly threatens to make Hogarth's life such a living hell that he'd be taken away from his mother if he doesn't reveal where he's hiding the Giant is hiding. Giant. The worst part is the quiet, gleefully sadistic tone he's Mansley's speaking in the whole time; he is perfectly capable (and willing) to follow through on any threat he makes, and he loves it.it.
** Mansley's threat to take Hogarth from his mother could have been worse to think about if Hogarth had a younger sibling for Mansley to use as further leverage.



































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There's a bit of Adult Fear with the way Hogarth taped the flashlight to his BB gun right in front of the gun's barrel leaving one to think where the BB would've landed had Hogarth actually fired and if it would've ricocheted off the flashlight, perhaps into his face.

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* There's a bit of Adult Fear with the way Hogarth taped the flashlight to his BB gun right in front of the gun's barrel leaving one to think where the BB would've landed had Hogarth actually fired and if it would've ricocheted off the flashlight, perhaps into his face.face.
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* The Iron Giant's first appearance at the power plant.

* Early in the film, Hogarth is trying get a photo of the Giant. During a TimePassesMontage, one clip shows Hogarth cleaning the lens of his camera only to accidentally take a picture of himself. Later, Mansley discovers the camera and develops that same photo, discovering the Giant was looking over Hogarth's shoulder the whole time. This means the Giant was right behind Hogarth for hours, just standing there watching.

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* The Iron Giant's first appearance at the power plant.

plant, beginning with his eyes appearing from the darkness the same time Hogarth turns his head.

* Early in the film, Hogarth is trying get a photo of the Giant. During a TimePassesMontage, one clip shows Hogarth cleaning the lens of his camera only to accidentally take a picture of himself. Later, Mansley discovers the camera and develops that same photo, discovering the Giant was looking over Hogarth's shoulder the whole time. This means the Giant was right behind Hogarth for hours, just standing there watching.
watching him. After Hogarth sees the Giant looming over him and runs away, the Giant is ''walking'' right behind him and gaining quickly despite Hogarth's few seconds head start. Then Hogarth runs into a branch and the Giant is standing over him again.



* From Hogath's point of view, Mansley blowing up at him in the ice cream parlor. Think about it: Hogarth may be a strong kid, but he's still a kid and here he is alone with this complete stranger to whom his mother recommended a tour around town. Even if he is in a public place, this boy is in a very vulnerable position of having this man who, up until this point, Hogarth and the audience has believed to be a pencil-pushing bureaucrat, going off on a near-psychotic rant. [[ToiletHumor Thank God for Landslide]]!

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* From Hogath's point of view, Mansley blowing up at him in the ice cream parlor. Think about it: Hogarth may be a strong kid, but he's still a kid and here he is alone with this complete stranger to whom his mother recommended a tour around town. Even if he is in a public place, this boy is in a very vulnerable position of having this man who, up until this point, Hogarth and the audience has believed to be a pencil-pushing bureaucrat, going off on a paranoid near-psychotic rant. [[ToiletHumor Thank God for Landslide]]!


* The [[MemeticMolester rather pervy smile]] he makes after Hogarth learns that his mom rented out a room to the man.

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* The [[MemeticMolester rather pervy smile]] he Mansley makes after Hogarth learns that his mom rented out a room to the man.


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There's a bit of Adult Fear with the way Hogarth taped the flashlight to his BB gun right in front of the gun's barrel leaving one to think where the BB would've landed had Hogarth actually fired and if it would've ricocheted off the flashlight, perhaps into his face.











* From Hogath's point of view, Mansley blowing up at him in the ice cream parlour. Think about it: Hogarth may be a strong kid, but he's still a kid and here he is alone with this complete stranger to whom his mother recommended a tour around town. Even if he is in a public place, this boy is in a very vulnerable position of having this man who, up until this point, Hogarth and the audience has believed to be a pencil-pushing bureaucrat, going off on a near-psychotic rant. [[ToiletHumor Thank God for Landslide]]!
* That moment in the woods after the deer has been shot that the Giant notices the guns...and [[RedEyesTakeWarning his eyes turn into red pinpricks]]. And we immediately get the hint about what he truly is.

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* The [[MemeticMolester rather pervy smile]] he makes after Hogarth learns that his mom rented out a room to the man.

* From Hogath's point of view, Mansley blowing up at him in the ice cream parlour.parlor. Think about it: Hogarth may be a strong kid, but he's still a kid and here he is alone with this complete stranger to whom his mother recommended a tour around town. Even if he is in a public place, this boy is in a very vulnerable position of having this man who, up until this point, Hogarth and the audience has believed to be a pencil-pushing bureaucrat, going off on a near-psychotic rant. [[ToiletHumor Thank God for Landslide]]!
Landslide]]!

* That moment in the woods after the deer has been shot that the Giant notices the guns...and [[RedEyesTakeWarning his eyes turn into red pinpricks]]. And [[{{Foreshadowing}} we immediately get the hint about what he truly is.is]].



** Then he goes and almost nukes an innocent town. The fact that it's out of stupidity and fear rather than evil is... not exactly reassuring, especially not considering [[DirtyCoward he immediately tries to flee and save himself after he's doomed the whole town and everyone living there]].

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** Then he goes
* More MemeticMolester implications ensure when Mansley sits down on a bed in the room across the hall from Hogarth's, crosses his legs,
and watches the boy to make sure he doesn't "get cute."

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu0scA8kqHQ The Iron Giant's transformation.]]
** The enraged scream he makes during that sequence is just as disturbing. Once you've enraged him, [[UnstoppableRage may God have mercy on your soul]].
** The fact that he just ''strolls'' after the soldiers fleeing for their lives, blasting everything in his path.
** The entire scene is nightmarish for a completely different reason; we're seeing a loving soul ''willingly'' succumbing to his murderous side because he thinks his best friend just got killed. AdultFear at its finest.

* Mansley
almost nukes an innocent town. The fact that it's [[WhatAnIdiot out of stupidity stupidity]] and fear rather than evil is... is...not exactly reassuring, especially not considering [[DirtyCoward he immediately tries to flee and save himself after he's doomed the whole town and everyone living there]].



-->'''Mansley:''' ''[Upon realizing the Giant is right above them]'' Wha--? [[OhCrap Ooh...]] We can duck and cover! There's a fallout shelter right there if we--

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-->'''Mansley:''' ''[Upon ''[upon realizing the Giant is right above them]'' Wha--? [[OhCrap Ooh...]] We can duck and cover! There's a fallout shelter right there if we--



** The rather pervy smile he makes after Hogarth learns that Annie rented out a room to the man.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu0scA8kqHQ The Iron Giant's transformation.]]
** The enraged scream he makes during that sequence is just as disturbing. Once you've enraged him, [[UnstoppableRage may God have mercy on your soul]].
** The fact that he just ''strolls'' after the soldiers fleeing for their lives, blasting everything in his path.
** The entire scene is nightmarish for a completely different reason; we're seeing a loving soul ''willingly'' succumbing to his murderous side because he thinks his best friend just got killed. AdultFear at its finest.
* One of the trailers for the film was pretty creepy on its own. It shows a number of darkly-lit scenes from the movie, covered by an ominous narration about looking for and finding trouble.

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** The rather pervy smile he makes after Hogarth learns that Annie rented out a room to the man.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu0scA8kqHQ The Iron Giant's transformation.]]
** The enraged scream he makes during that sequence is just as disturbing. Once you've enraged him, [[UnstoppableRage may God have mercy on your soul]].
** The fact that he just ''strolls'' after the soldiers fleeing for their lives, blasting everything in his path.
** The entire scene is nightmarish for a completely different reason; we're seeing a loving soul ''willingly'' succumbing to his murderous side because he thinks his best friend just got killed. AdultFear at its finest.

* One of the trailers for the film was pretty creepy on its own. It shows a number of darkly-lit scenes from the movie, covered by an ominous narration about looking for and finding trouble. trouble.



*** As stated in the fridge horror section of the fridge page: "The very last image of the film is him giving a friendly smile to the camera. We're fine."

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*** As stated in the fridge horror FridgeHorror section of the fridge page: "The very last image of the film is him giving a friendly smile to the camera. We're fine."

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* Early in the film, Hogarth is trying get a photo of the Giant. During a TimePassesMontage, one clip shows Hogarth cleaning the lens of his camera only to accidentally take a picture of himself. Later, Mansley discovers the camera and develops that same photo, discovering the Giant was looking over Hogarth's shoulder the whole time. This means the Giant was right behind Hogarth for hours, just standing there watching.


* Mansley [[spoiler:chloroforming Hogarth]]. It comes out of nowhere, and it's [[WouldHurtAChild downright cruel]].
** Even worse is his MoralEventHorizon shortly before that. Up until this point, Mansley has been somewhat of a bumbler and a lot of fun to watch as he repeatedly fails to catch the Giant. [[spoiler:And then he very calmly threatens to make Hogarth's life such a living hell that he'd be taken away from his mother if he doesn't reveal where the Giant is hiding.]] The worst part is the quiet, gleefully sadistic tone he's speaking in the whole time; he is perfectly capable (and willing) to follow through on any threat he makes, and he loves it.
** Then he goes and [[spoiler:almost nukes an innocent town. The fact that it's out of stupidity and fear rather than evil is... not exactly reassuring, especially not considering [[DirtyCoward he immediately tries to flee and save himself]] [[MoralEventHorizon after he's doomed the whole town and everyone living there]]]].
-->'''General Rogard:''' [[spoiler:That missile is targeted to the Giant's ''current position!'' '''''[[ArmorPiercingQuestion Where's the Giant,]]'' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Mansley?!]]''']]
-->'''Mansley:''' [[spoiler:''[Upon realizing the Giant is right above them]'' Wha--? [[OhCrap Ooh...]] We can duck and cover! There's a fallout shelter right there if we--]]
-->'''Rogard:''' [[spoiler:''[angrily]'' There's no way to survive this, you ''idiot!'']]
-->'''Mansley:''' [[spoiler:You mean, we're all going to...]]
-->'''Rogard:''' [[spoiler:''To die'', Mansley. For our country.]]

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* Mansley [[spoiler:chloroforming Hogarth]].chloroforming Hogarth. It comes out of nowhere, and it's [[WouldHurtAChild downright cruel]].
** Even worse is his MoralEventHorizon action shortly before that. Up until this point, Mansley has been somewhat of a bumbler and a lot of fun to watch as he repeatedly fails to catch the Giant. [[spoiler:And And then he very calmly threatens to make Hogarth's life such a living hell that he'd be taken away from his mother if he doesn't reveal where the Giant is hiding.]] hiding. The worst part is the quiet, gleefully sadistic tone he's speaking in the whole time; he is perfectly capable (and willing) to follow through on any threat he makes, and he loves it.
** Then he goes and [[spoiler:almost almost nukes an innocent town. The fact that it's out of stupidity and fear rather than evil is... not exactly reassuring, especially not considering [[DirtyCoward he immediately tries to flee and save himself]] [[MoralEventHorizon himself after he's doomed the whole town and everyone living there]]]].
there]].
-->'''General Rogard:''' [[spoiler:That That missile is targeted to the Giant's ''current position!'' '''''[[ArmorPiercingQuestion Where's '''''Where's the Giant,]]'' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Mansley?!]]''']]
Giant,'' Mansley?!'''
-->'''Mansley:''' [[spoiler:''[Upon ''[Upon realizing the Giant is right above them]'' Wha--? [[OhCrap Ooh...]] We can duck and cover! There's a fallout shelter right there if we--]]
we--
-->'''Rogard:''' [[spoiler:''[angrily]'' ''[angrily]'' There's no way to survive this, you ''idiot!'']]
''idiot!''
-->'''Mansley:''' [[spoiler:You You mean, we're all going to...]]
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-->'''Rogard:''' [[spoiler:''To ''To die'', Mansley. For our country.]]country.
-->'''Mansley:''' '''Screw''' our country! ''I wanna '''live'''''!


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[[caption-width-right:350:20 [[caption-width-right:350:50 feet of of... a ''very'' angry robot]]robot.]]

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