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I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that...
— HAL

HAL 9000 (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer) is an artificial intelligence machine from Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series, made famous by Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film adaption of 2001: A Space Odyssey. HAL assumes complete control of the spaceship he controls on its mission to Jupiter and initially functions flawlessly. When the two astronauts not in suspended animation, Frank Poole and Dave Bowman, order HAL to shut down his listening functions, he complies, but uses his visual scanners to read the lips of the two men and discovers they plan to shut him down in order to complete the journey much more smoothly. Although HAL keeps his demeanor the same, speaking softly and in a conversational tone of voice, he goes beserk, ignoring the orders of the crewmen. When Frank tries to fix a unit on the ship during a spacewalk, HAL cuts off supply to his oxygen tank. Dave tries to rescue him, unaware this was HAL's doing, and is denied access back into the ship while the astronauts in suspened animation have their life functions terminated. Dave eventually forces his way into the ship's emergency airlock, and makes his way to HAL's memory core. Although HAL pleads Dave to turn back and confesses his fears, Dave disconnects HAL and ends his reign of terror aboard the ship, heading to Jupiter himself.

Battle vs. Anonymous (by El Alamein)Edit

No battle written.

Winner: Anonymous.

Expert's OpinionEdit

Anonymous won because they had more resources at their disposal and because HAL was very susceptible to psychological attacks.

To see the original battle, weapons, and votes, click here.

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