Robots We Love: HK-47

We continue our week-long tribute to the video game robots that we love with a Star Wars droid that loves you too, meatbag.

Original characters created for video games set in the Star Wars universe rarely earn the sort of love we hold for HK-47, the homicidal droid who rose to fame in BioWare's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. HK-47 went on to appear in that game's sequel, also earning an appearance in the Trials of Obi-Wan expansion for Sony Online Entertainment's massively multiplayer online game, Star Wars Galaxies. We're keeping our fingers crossed for an appearance in BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO as well.

And while it may seem that HK-47 actually hates us, he does love to hate us, so it only stands to reason we should love him right back.


    "Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope. Statement: This definition, I am told, is subject to interpretation. Obviously, love is a matter of odds. Not many meatbags could make such a shot, and fewer would derive love from it. Yet for me, love is knowing your target, putting them in your targeting reticle, and together, achieving a singular purpose, against statistically long odds." - HK-47

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