Friday, December 21, 2012
12 Days Of Killer Robots - Day 8
Hey all Counterfett here. I'm working today, but at least at a much reduced capacity. Here's to running out of Vacation days, eh? Anyway, in today's entry we are sticking with video games, though something of a bit more recent vintage. This one too, treads that line of computer/robot, but I think her inclusion will be amusing rather than contentious, because she seems to be pretty well liked by the gaming/meme community.
The Aperture Science Portal Testing Initiative is administered by GlaDOS, a monolithically powerful computer mounted on an articulated robot arm. In addition to being smart and devious, she also is eminently sarcastic. Oh, and homicidal. She's killed more people than...well, not cancer, I think there were never that many people squeezed into the facility to gas, but more than some lesser known disease, like say, Necrotizing Faciitis.
When I said "deadly neurotoxin," the "deadly" was in massive sarcasm quotes. I could take a bath in this stuff. Put in on cereal, rub it right into my eyes. Honestly, it's not deadly at all... to me. You, on the other hand, are going to find its deadliness... a lot less funny.
Also, despite being defeated in the first game, like all really good villains, she has a completely plausible return in the second game. Being resurrected by the very same protagonist which defeated her in the first place.
It's been a long time. How have you been? I've been really busy being dead. You know, after you MURDERED ME?
Oh, GlaDOS, like HK-47, we love you just the way you are.