Thursday night, I continued a playtest for a special FATE project being prepared for publication. The PCs had descended into the hanger bay of a VERY large spacecraft, in order to "borrow" a special vehicle they needed. The PC group and their minions fought a pitched battle against a group of 15 cyberzombies and the three robots tasked with defending the hanger bay. The PCs took care of the cyberzombies, although by the time the battle was done, enough CZ saliva and blood had spewed everywhere to make everyone just a bit paranoid. The robots were another matter.
But one of the PCs, a big burly engineer-negotiator called Buffalo, decided to attack one of the robots. With his hands. He jumped onto the back of the 8' tall spindly thing and spent several rounds trying to remove its one-eyed, softball-sized head.
He eventually succeeded, and now has an electro-mace (with a rod-thin neck + wires + a ball head) as a trophy weapon.
All of this led me to refer to Buffalo as being another Magnus Robot Fighter, from the old Gold Key comic book (which started publication in 1963) which was recently rebooted by Dark Horse Comics.
Magnus was a big believer in the Robot Problem.
Magnus killed robots with his bare hands.
Which puts Magnus in the "cute but dumb" category of superheroes in my book.
He's not getting anywhere near my Zeroids!