“Damage control losers”

Films: A.P.E.X (1994)

Alias: Advanced Prototype EXploration unit

Type: Man-Made

Location: Civilized Area/Desert

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Remember that Pixar film, "Wall-E"? It's the one with the robot who keeps dutifully doing his job despite having failed to make any meaningful impact years ago. Turns out, a similar premise came from this film, only there were more robots, and they killed people.

History: In the year 2073, time travel has become feasible. Unfortunately, they end up sending a virus to a whole century ago, leading them to send specialized APEX robots to contain it. Flash forward back to the future-present, and the robots have failed. Now, they just go around the Mohave Desert killing everyone, regardless as to whether they're infected or not.

Notable Kills: Nothing special

Final Fate: It takes a lot of guts and luck, but the man partly responsible for this future mess manages to fix it all when he returns to a time before the apocalypse, making sure that the APEX robots are never used.

Powers/Abilities: Aside from durability, APEX robots have hidden missile launchers in their shoulders.

Weakness: Heavy artillery

Scariness Factor: 3-Let's put aside the fact that these robots utterly sucked at their jobs. They do sport some intimidating designs, looking almost skeletal in form with an odd cycloptic head. Perhaps not the most powerful, but nonetheless formidable.

Trivia: -The Landmaster from "Damnation Alley" makes a cameo in this film if you look closely.

Image Gallery

Stuck in a film that will be barely remembered.

The newer models had a score to settle...
Target: Everyone, really.

From the shadows comes death in metal.

An average Tuesday in the Mojave Desert.
Two leaders locked in combat.