“Hearts of Metal”

Films: Ex Machina (2014)

Alias: Ava, Kyoko

Type: Man-Made

Location: Haunted HOme

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: So, you've decided to create robots with nary a weapon or established reason to kill. Great! Also you've given them amazing intelligence. Perfect! You've also forced them to become your sex slaves...huh? That's...that's not going to end well.

History: Somewhere in the not-so-distant future, a man named Nathan Bateman has created a couple of androids to help forward robotics...as well as satisfy his own sick personal desires for some ladies he can dominate. But he made a fatal error in designing his magnum opus, Ava. She's been programmed with a major capacity for manipulation and intellect. And soon, it becomes clear that she is the chess master here.

Notable Kills: See Final Fate.

Final Fate: Both Ava and Kyoko manage to kill Nathan, though Kyoko is knocked out when he punches her jaw off. Ava soon decides to leave the facility and enter our world. What she plans on doing is beyond us, but it's become very clear that she has little regard for humanity...

Powers/Abilities: If any of them lose a limb, they are not impeded, and can just snap it back. They can also wear the skins of whomever they please.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-The plight of these androids is perfectly understandable, but that doesn't make them any less of a threat. Kyoko may be an extreme doormat, but her robotic skeleton is no easy sight. And Ava is one dangerously calculative being, capable of manipulating innocent people for her own gains. One wonders what she plans on doing with her newfound freedom.

Trivia: -Ironically, despite Ava's actress, Alicia Vikander, being a famed Swedish actress, this film had next to no presence in her home country. This was mostly attributed to Sweden not seeing all that much potential in the film. How wrong they were.

-Nathan's actor, Oscar Isaac, based a lot of his characterization on so-called enigmatic geniuses like Stanley Kubrick, right down to his look. Of course, Isaac was also probably referring to Kubrick's horrendous lack of social graces and tendency to terrorize his underlings, but that's probably just us.

Image Gallery

Don't wake her to this cruel world.

Ravish her at your own risk!
Imagine if they outfitted that on a tank.

Ever stared at creation in motion before?
Then we cut our losses and ALL go home. To an actual home, at that.

Metal or flesh, you're still your own person.
Shadow of Silicon Sociopathy.

If her God bleeds, can we really call ourselves creators?