“Game on”

Films: Evolver (1995)

Alias: None

Type: Man-Made

Location: Civilized Area/Haunted home

Height/Weight: Half that of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: It's amazing how this film predicted just how much some gamers can end up being sore losers. The only difference is that this loser is a robot...and he learns a little too well from his mistakes...

History: Designed as the ultimate laser tag opponent, Evolver was special for getting harder and harder to take down with each defeat dealt to it. One day, a (cheating) player managed to win the actual machine after beating it, but that was a bad idea. For Evolver will not stop until its opponents are defeated. And if harmless fake bullets won't do it, perhaps some more dangerous ammo will...

Notable Kills: Shoots a ball bearing into someone's eye before sending him tumbling down the stairs, and makes a car fall onto someone else.

Final Fate: Evolver is killed more than a couple of times (getting dunked into a pool, beaten with a bat), but the finishing blow came when it was shot by an actual laser gun, causing it to blow up. There are signs, though, that is hasn't totally been defeated.

Powers/Abilities: Evolver is a learning bot, meaning that it will upgrade itself based on its previous failures.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Evolver may be small enough so that you can kick him over, but he'd probably find a way around that the next time he rises. Indeed, the most dangerous killers are the ones who learn from their mistakes. Not helping is how he sounds like he WANTS to kill instead of just win.

Trivia: -In the early days of the Syfy channel, this film was aired the most.

-Evolver was voiced by William H. Macy, who has described himself as "a sort of middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy...Everyman".

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This game just got some DLC.

"Hello! Nothing can possibly go wrong with giving me a brain!"
"There seems to be something wrong with your head."

Now, who thought it was okay to let a weaponized robot in the house?

"As one might say, there is no tech like low-tech, sometimes."