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"Lucifer built me. He wanted a villain who would never die."

A 2011 Bollywood scifi-action-comedy. Shekar Subramaniam, a computer game designer, at the urging of his son, creates a new game with a completely cool and completely unkillable villain: Ra.One. Naturally enough, this goes horribly wrong when Ra.One escapes from the game into the new world, with the personality of history's ten greatest bad guys and a grudge against Shekar's son. The only one that can stop Ra.One is G.One, the game's hero. But can even he beat a villain who never dies?

Partly a ripoff of Terminator, partly a ripoff of Tron, entirely enjoyable.


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  • Achilles' Heel: Both Ra.One and G.One can regenerate if either their bodies or their HARTs are destroyed separately. To be killed, their HARTs have to be destroyed while connected to their bodies.
  • Evil Is Cool: in-universe. Shekar creates Ra.One because his son likes villains.
  • The Hero Dies: Both Shekar and G.One die.
  • Fun with Acronyms: In-universe: Ra.One is short for "Random Access Version One." The game's designers keep it when they notice it can also be read "Ravan", as in the demon Ravan.
  • Genius Ditz: Shekar. Apparently, no one notices the difference when he's replaced by a robotic double incapable of comprehending sarcasm.
  • Groin Attack:...does not work on robots.
    Ra.One: "G.One, what are you doing?"
    G.One: "I don't know."
  • Verbal Tic: For G.One, repeating words or phrases.


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