According to most Sci-Fi movies, the ultimate warrior of the future is the robot. They’re stronger, faster, and more accurate. Actually, they’re better than humans at pretty much everything (don’t worry, we’re sure no robot can binge Netflix quite as you can). In this list, we face off against the greatest robots in movies, tv shows, anime, and comics.
Faceoff: Robot Warriors
Droideka vs M3-B9 G.U.N.T.E.R.
The chance of war is escalating and the president has finally sanctioned your ‘robot warrior’ project. Which robot combatant do you choose to deck out your army with, Droideka (Star Wars: Clone Wars) or M3-B9 G.U.N.T.E.R. (Lost in Space, Netflix)?
T-800 vs Ultron
Scenario: Robot wars! These two lethal machines are put head to head. Who comes out victorious? T-800 (Terminator) or Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)?
Host vs Johnny 5
Scenario: Robot combatants have been decommissioned! All remaining robots are being redesignated as electric appliances and it just so happens you need a toaster. Who do you choose, Host (Westworld, HBO) or Johnny 5 (Short Circuit)?
Elysium Robots vs Total Recall 2 Robots
Scenario: You’ve finally mastered the art of machinery! You can finally put your knowledge into practice and build your first robot. Who will it be, Police Robot (Total Recall 2012 movie) or Police Robots (Elysium)?
The ABC Warrior vs TARS
Scenario: You are on a remote island with one of these badass robots. Your goal? Survive. Their goal? Hunt you down. Who are you more scared of will be selected? TARS (Interstellar) or The ABC Warrior (Judge Dredd, movie 1995)?
Faceoff: Huge Robot Warriors
Do you know what’s better than a robot combatant? That’s right, a huge robot combatant! Colossal tons of metal stomping across the battlefield, destroying everything and anything in their way, these giants are decked out with the latest in killing machinery. In this category, we face off those big assault robots that are big enough to terrify you, but not “Godzilla big” (for those, see the City Flattening category).
ED-209 vs Centurion Security Robots
Scenario: Your dad just won the elections, which is great and all, but apparently, that makes you “a target” and in need of 24/7 security. Who do you choose as your new chaperone? ED-209 (Robocop) or Centurion Security Robots (Alita: Battle Angel)?
Optimus Prime vs The Destroyer
Scenario: Thousands of giant mutated spiders are now terrorizing your city! Which robot do you partner with to help exterminate them, Optimus Prime (Transformers) or The Destroyer (Thor)?
Sentinels vs Gort
Scenario: Earth is getting absolutely thrashed by alien invaders! You can clone a mini-army from one of these robots to fend them off. Which do you choose, Sentinels (X-Men Days of Future Past) or Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still)?
USR Demolition Bot vs Walker
Scenario: In no way can you manage to cancel your gym membership. But what if there is no gym to be a member of? Which robot do you send to erase the gym? Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still) or Walkers (Star Wars)?
Huge Robot Warriors Faceoff: Bumblebee vs Drone
Scenario: You get one robot to help you with daily tasks: Carrying groceries, walking the dog, and eliminating anyone who mocks you. The possibilities are endless. Who do you choose, Bumblebee (Transformers) or Drone (Oblivion)?
Faceoff: Service Robots
We love cartoon Robots! Astromech droids, Ship robots, protocol units—old and rusty with missing parts or shiny, top-of-the-line new synthetic models—just bring them on. Robots inherently possess one of the main elements that make great believable characters—a primary function they were programmed to do from which all their actions are derived. Well-written robots in fiction just work! In this category, we face off against the greatest robotic assistants and companions in fiction.
KVN vs Bender Bending Rodriguez
Scenario: The only way to pay your rent is to bring in a roommate and the below are the only ones who answered your Craigslist ad. Who do you choose, KVN (Final Space) or Bender Bending Rodríguez (Futurama)?
YaY-OK vs Alpha 5
Scenario: Your friends are most likely tired of listening to your problems and complaints, so why not get a bot? Who do you choose as your mechanical confidant?
R2-D2 vs Marvin The Paranoid
Scenario: You’re sent on a space exploration mission that could span years. Which service robot do you bring with you? R2-D2 (Star Wars) or Marvin the Paranoid Android (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, movie)?
Wall E vs Baymax
Scenario: You took care of your Tamagotchi for years, now it’s time for technology to take care of you for a bit. Which bot do you choose to mother you? WALL•E or Baymax (Big Hero 6)?
Kyoko vs Dot Matrix
Scenario: The time you’ve been waiting for is here–human/robot marriage has been legalized! Who is the “woman” of your dreams, Kyoko (Ex Machina) or Dot Matrix (Space balls)?
Faceoff: Giant Mecha
Who needs to drive a meek tank when you can control a 100-meter humanoid robot that wields a gigantic beam saber and fires off missiles? No doubt — Mecha is just infinitely cooler than any other armored fighting vehicle. And when they’re really enormous, they’re even cooler! From their huge mechanical frames to their destructive might, these towering titans of metal have exactly what it takes to blow our minds away. However, after decades of good Mecha fun, an inevitable question arose: just which Mecha is the strongest? Let’s try to answer this ENORMOUS question.
Megazord vs Gundam
Scenario: There’s a gigantic radioactive four-handed monster approaching the shore from the ocean. Which legendary giant Mecha would you send to stop it, Megazord (Power Rangers, movie) or Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie -A Wakening of the Trailblazer)?
Gipsy Avenger Jaeger vs Voltron
Scenario: If these two city flattening fought to the death, who wins, Gipsy Avenger Jaeger (Pacific Rim 2, movie) or Voltron (Voltron: Legendary Defender , TV series)
Giant Mecha Faceoff: Mechagodzilla vs Giant Robot
Scenario: Alien invaders have amassed a formidable force on the dark side of the moon but you can drop one of these giant Mecha among them to wreak havoc from within. Who would you choose? Mechagodzilla (Ready Player One, movie) or Giant Robot (Robot Jox, movie)?
Lancelot vs Eva Unit 02
Scenario: Your city mall needs an extreme makeover. Which giant Mecha do you unleash to level it to the ground, Lancelot (Code Geass, anime series) or Eva Unit 02 (Neon Genesis Evangelion, anime series)?
Faceoff: Artificial Intelligence Robots
Artificial intelligence is depicted in most Sci-Fi works as a threat to human civilization. The usual scenario is that the AI goes rogue and becomes the dominant form of intelligence on Earth, with robots effectively taking the control of the planet away from the human species. In this category, we have a wide variety of AIs, from those that are confined to local networks, to local computers and those supercomputers that are hooked into everything.
Gerty vs Hue
Scenario: The end of the world has come and guess what? You’re the only survivor! You and your trusty AI, that is. Which artificial companion do you choose to keep you company?
Deus Ex Machina vs Skynet
Scenario: All-out war! You can unleash one of the below AI to wreak havoc on your enemy. Who do you choose?
Viki vs Red Queen
Scenario: Congratulations, you have finally finished your third Ph.D. in artificial intelligence! It’s time to get to work! Which AI do you choose to develop?
HAL 9000 vs William
Karen Plankton vs Sally
You need to implement new artificial intelligence in your city; the last thing you need is for it to go rogue and kill everyone. Which AI is more trustworthy?