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Obscure Kaiju: Iron Robot 17Created by the legendary Shotaro Ishinomori, ”Daitetsujin 17” (1977) was originally envisioned as an animated series. But switched to live action, and given a humorous slant, in order to differentiate it from all the other Super Robots filling up the airwaves back then.
Another added twist was with the titular protagonist himself, Iron Robot 17 (alias Giant Ironman 1-7).
17 (pronounced 1-7) isn't a simple machine piloted or controlled by humans, but a fully sentient, talking robot giant, who does what he want, when he wants!
And openly rebels against the criminal organization that built him, by reluctantly teaming up with the paramilitary group dubbed The Defenders (not the Marvel Comics one).
Though thankfully, 17 does chill out by adjusting his attitude, and becomes a true friend to humanity, as the series progresses.
Various episodes of “Daitetsujin 17” was
Obscure Kaiju: Mister BrainEarlier in Obscure Kaiju month, I introduced to you Iron Robot 17; a heroic robot rogue, who rebelled against his evil creator, by teaming up with the Japanese military.
Well...now meet 17’s creator! The megalomaniac super-computer dubbed Brain. Or Mister Brain, to you!
Similar to Iron Robot 17, Mister Brain is also a sentient mechanical being, with a unique character twist; unlike other rogue computers in science fiction, Mister Brain actually likes humans...EVIL HUMANS, that is!
And creates his own criminal alliance, called The Brain Party, to help him conquer the world, filled with willing human villains and giant killer robots alike.
Among Mister Brain’s many ‘associates’, is his unhappy mad scientist inventor, Dr. Hessler, who serves as one of his lead generals. Mister Brain and Dr. Hessler have a dysfunctional relationship, at best.
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