Films: Westworld (1973), Futureworld (1976)
Alias: Various, such as the Gunslinger
Location: Civilized area
Height/Weight: That of average humans.
Affiliation: Neutral (Robots), Evil (DELOS)
Summary: Corporations will do anything to have the moral high ground. Anything. And maybe in the future, they'll run out of scruples to not do what DELOS did. Oh, the things DELOS did.
History: DELOS was the rather weird name given to a (very overpriced) theme park consisting of Westworld, Medivalworld, and Romanworld. Here, people could experience different time pieces at their leisure and find the ultimate wish fulfilment. Alas, when more than 50% of your work staff and actors are highly advanced androids, things can go amiss. A computer virus results in the machines killing customers, with the resident Gunslinger being the most vicious. Years after that incident passed, the heads of DELOS attempted to save face by reopening old and new parts of the park (minus Westworld), but in secret they were making robotic replacement clones of the rich/powerful so that they would have nothing but good publicity for all eternity. Mwa ha ha!
Notable Kills: Death by robot rattlesnake.
Final Fate: The Gunslinger is killed via getting set on fire. As for DELOS, those planned for cloning outsmart the sinister park, and will waste no time exposing its plans to the world.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-The rest of the robots are fairly creepy and standard, but the Gunslinger is most certainly a menace. Before the Terminator, there was this implacable stone-faced killer.
Trivia: -There was a brief sequel series on TV known as "Beyond Westworld" in 1980. But it would soon be eclipsed when 2016's "Westworld" series aired on HBO, amassing much more success (shame what they did to the Gunslinger stand-in, though).
-The Gunslinger was played by Yul Brynner, who was known for his acclaimed performance as King Mongkut of Siam in the 1956 film adaptation of "The King and I".