Because it’s going to be a bit busy, and you’re all going to be out making father’s (hopefully) proud, we’re posting this one a few days early. We’ve asked the whole gang to tell us about their fathers. These are all the responses we got.
Mechon- “Well, I really didn’t have a father, or a mother come to think of it. I mean, look at me! I’m a over 2,000-year-old robot, that should have come quick to your squishy brain. Back to the topic at hand, the only “Parents” I have was a 40-ton outdated assembly machine. I know it’s nothing but rusted scrap, but I feel a bit… sorry for it. It really couldn’t do anything else but crank out 25th-generation Mecbots 25/7. I wonder, sometimes, if it really wasn’t sentient, or if it was just… I don’t know, playing dumb. Yeah, this didn’t answer you question at all, didn’t it? Well, um… Sorry? You should move along before this get’s any more uncomfortable.”
Hazmius- “Um. I don’t have any fathers, or mothers. I’m a fireball in a metal suit in a cloth suit. I mean, maybe I actually did, but I don’t know. I spend a lot of my spare time trying to figure out where I came from, being a sentient fireball and all. I know if I did have a father, he would probably be very proud of where I am right now and all the things I’ve seen and done in my “infinite” lifetime. I doubt there would be any family resemblance between our faces, though. Ha ha ha! Oh, just thinking about makes me feel even warmer inside.”
Luni- “My father? He’s… er, well, passed on now, but he was a pretty big deal back in his day! One of our elders, he was, and he didn’t take attitude from no one or no body. I only saw him when I was very little, and he always gave me this face. Like a “You don’t have a clue what you’re in for” kind of look. He left with the rest of my family for somewhere and kind of… just got busy somewhere else, I guess. I don’t know why he didn’t come back, but he was quite a rabble-rouser so I doubt he died of some stupid thing like getting killed or such. Um, look, can we… can you go now? I’m probably killing this whole father’s day whatever-it-is mood right now. Oh yeah, he’d be proud of me, being the leader of our people and all, that’s true.”
Daki- “My father… I don’t know who he is. I know I had one, I had to come from somewhere. My databanks were wiped of my memories of when I was just constructed, but sometimes I get little blips of him here and there. I know he’s a he, of course, but his name keeps coming up as “Master“. Gives me an odd feeling of defying my prime directive, which freaks me out. I know he was a good man, though, so I doubt I was built for anything wrong. I wonder what he’d say right now if he saw me… I’d go and say he’d be proud of me right now for being the head of HEXA and all, but I don’t know… Maybe I was built for something more different altogether. I wonder if he’s even still around right now. “
Haeon- “My father was a crazy guy, but not as nuts as my uncle, Steel. But that’s another yarn for another time. Pops was a really rowdy sort of guy, and he built all these weird doodads that seemed to have no real purpose whatsoever, like a generator that powered itself and a type of crazy produce-powered engine. He went out with a bang, as he tried to build some time of antimatter bomb, but didn’t realize what antimatter did to matter. He didn’t even freak out. I don’t know if he’d be proud of me, making a living of the idea that killed him off, but knowing him and his crazy grin, I bet he is! I bet your fancy tape machine he is and will be!”
The Shamanama Guy & The Artichoke Guy- Let’s not go there.
B1-C & N3-G- “Why are you asking both of us? We’re not brothers and our fathers are completely different people! You know what, screw it, this interview is over!” “No, N-pal, don’t do that! He’s probably a decent guy who has plenty of more things to do than be beaten to a pulp by the likes of-” “Okay fine, but he’s leaving!” “All right, fair enough. *I’m sorry mister, but when he get’s like this you better not argue with him.*”
AbOMI- “Being an A.I., it’s kind of… strange and difficult to explain the concept of a “father” of me. I hate to say it but… that does not compute.”
Cegos- “Why? It is none of your… concern.”
Well, that wasn’t exactly what we expected. But anyhow, go on and give your father a grand old time this Sunday! I’m sure the guy who made you who you are (I mean that in a mental sense, folks) will appreciate it.