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~Ephesians 5:16

Monday, September 5, 2011

Interlude: Ultron

Before reading, check out this video. Start at 2:44 and watch until 3:48. (Or watch the whole thing, cause it's awesome.)

Ultron is a Marvel villain, a robot built by Dr. Henry Pym (Ant-Man) with some help from Tony Stark. (Iron Man.) Ultron has remained in the comics for years, and was the one that destroyed the Avengers and took over the world. Yes, you heard that right. He destroyed the Avengers, the only one to do so. Yes, I am a big fan. However, I'm not hear to give a history lesson, for these interludes I do always have a morale purpose.

Ultron in his past animated incarnations has always been portrayed as an evil, emotionless villain. However, in this show, he is portrayed  as not "evil." Let me explain. Ultron was built to help humanity, but he went above his simple programming, he realized that humanity CAN'T be helped with artificial needs. The only solution was to destroy all of it and start from scratch.

Ultron was following his programming, humanity as a whole couldn't be helped, so he searched for a solution. Check out this video, start at 4:31 and end at 5:10.

Ultron says that humanity is flawed, and is encoded with chaotic and violent tendencies. Couldn't be more true. No matter what is done to humanity, if 10,000 charities were opened right this minute, it wouldn't make a difference in the long run. Why? Since we are flawed, it doesn't matter. We cannot achieve peace, we are all encoded with chaotic and violent tendencies, so the only solution Ultron could decipher was that humanity cannot be helped, and would eventually destroy themselves.

Overall, it's quite interesting when you really look at it. Ultron simply was following his programming, but seeing the bigger picture of it all. Humanity, us, are flawed and nothing can change that except the "Light" as I would call it.

Well, I hope this made sense. Thanks for reading. Be sure to check out the Avengers comics next summer, the Age of Ultron starts there.

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