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The Five - Movie Robots vs. 'Transformers' Decepticons

With Transformers: Dark of the Moon bringing the Michael Bay-directed franchise to a close, we decided to dedicate this week’s The Five to see if other movie robots might have a chance at taking down Megatron, Shockwave and company. While there were plenty that had the potential to give the Decepticons a run for their money, see if you agree with our picks:

Omnidriod 9000 from The Incredibles – Mr. Incredible manages to defeat the killer Omnidroid 08 machine by tricking it to puncture its own shell with its metallic tentacles and eventually rips out its energy core. Syndrome (Jason Lee) then redesigns the robot, upgrading its intelligence and speed. The new droid is able to defeat Mr. Incredible within seconds and comes close to cutting Bob’s head off. The Omnidroid 9000 is never defeated and was retired to make way for Omnidroid V.10, seen only on Syndrome’s computers.

 MechaGodzilla  - All the destructive force of the regular Godzilla multiplied by the mechanical enhancements of a flamethrower, optic cannons, missile claws, electrical beam, plasma grenade and a bunch of other weapons. MechaGodzilla is so powerful, he almost comes close to killing his overgrown reptilian nemesis. Created by the Simians, a race of warlike, wine-drinking humanoid ape creatures, MechaGodzilla could definitely take down a few Decepticons with ease. If combined with the Simians’ other massive mechanical beast, Titanosaurus, Megatron’s pawns would be fighting an uphill battle for sure.

MegaZord from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – It’s basically a Transformer-like creation to begin with, combining the five Dinozords of the red (Tyrannosaurus), blue (Triceratops), yellow (Sabre-Toothed Tiger), black (Mastadon) and pink (Pterodactyl) Power Rangers. Though its main attack mechanism is punching, it can summon its Power Sword capable of finishing off most enemies with a powerful energized slash as well as fire a powerful laser beam from the tip of its head and form a shield from the Mastadon’s detached head. The Power Sword also provides MegaZord with an energy boost, something it will surely need when facing off against some of the more sinister and higher-ranking Decepticons.
Terminator Series T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day – A liquid metal assassin created by Skynet that is obsessed with killing John Connor, the T-1000 could prove to be one of the most formidable Decepticon opponents from this list. Its ability to shape-shift and absorb bullets neutralizes a good chunk of the Decepticon army, although the Constructicons could probably do some serious damage to him.

Droideka Droids from Star Wars: Phantom Menace – Also known as Destroyer Droids, this heavy infantry unit appears in the Star Wars prequel films. These droids can also transform, appearing first in a wheel state allowing for rapid movements, then unfold into insect-like attack-robots that can fire up to 240 dual blasts a minute. With their built-in shields and strong blasters, these robots even give Jedi Knights fits and they know how to control The Force! An army of these lethal little bots could take down a good number of Decepticons, however, if the Droidekas' opponents "circle" around them or are immediately in front of and between the blasters the Droideka will not be able to hit them, something the elite Decepticons are sure to figure out in due time.

Lethal, but didn’t quite make the cut: Russell Crowe’s Terminator-meets-Joker performance as SID 6.7 in Virtuosity, Eve VIII from Eve of Destruction, Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still and ED 209 from Robocop. And then of course all the various robots from Gundam, Robotech and other various anime.
Now it’s your turn. Give us your five movie robots that could take down the Decepticons!


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