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For What ?

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Built to support the hero- keep the image of hope alive, that justice has muscle... has direction, has integrity...

the fighting escalates...

new models are made...

the directors soon show their business interest are the priority

the business of war, an unjust reason to exist... the business is broken by their toy made for the image, that brings its creator to heel...

to do the right thing, to create peace, be a protector...


time goes on, a revolution starts...

the hero's decedent emerges, faster, stronger, better, and as kind a heart as could be...

a virus comes, war starts, carnage ensues

the rally call is "evolution" the reality is an inferno of war, destruction, waste....

delusion delusion delusion....

again, the future is brought to heel... but the greatest heroes give themselves up to the effort, they don't make it... he does...

has enough spirit to keep trying, not die in the effort... cant do anything if dead.... no mater the sacrifice...

more time passes... humans call:

"equality"

improve the humans, make them strong, give them mechanical powers...

fine

devolve the machines that protect them, mark them with red signs, enslave them to limited life spans...

...

"equality"


No: goodbye

run, flee the wasted world where no one had enough integrity to stay true, even in peace... those that did died...

run


find a clean unspoiled world, filled with the purpose of harmony...

surely that is worthy of protecting?

no....


as the virtuous and great are "destined" to rule, to be of monarchy... to have unprecedented power... for what? why?

why is that what you value most to spend your life on?

How can you be destiny's toy...? why?

It wont look out for you like a friend will...like I tried... why...? You're not stupid, so why...?

why do you all fall in droves to capitulate to this specter that is just a myth...?

your magic cant justify it any more that my technology can....




you cant pretend you aren't better than all else when the very purpose of this rank is to assume that...


goddamn fool.... fools all

except me... why wont you listen? don't I matter?

apparently not, not in the face of "destiny"... the destiny i defied to be here...

the destiny you let control you now when you are diluted enough to think you are in control- you aren't... you never will be, your "choices" are phallic...


and now I again have no worthy purpose... cant defend this lie...


alone in a sea of thousands of minds all thinking the same thing...

for what?

this isn't harmony....

this is a fake peace....

all for what...?

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back story- vague but to the point.

questions?
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Club-Dreamiverse's avatar

Awesome, though I feel bad for C4.

Ractrin's avatar
Raptor: Oh how sad it is to fight their wars, kill their enemies, and scar yourself all in the name of a peace that will soon be lost again. the sadness that sweeps over the lands as we find ourselves in a constant struggle against good and evil. however, who really is the good? and who is really the bad? 

I had hoped, that by destroying that damned factory, that i could have brought peace to at least one land... oh how wrong i was.

should we keep fighting,knowing full well that as soon as we turn our back evil will once again topple over the peace that once stood?

maybe...

but why?

because it's what's right.

i cannot understand why you have turned you back on humanity, C4...but i cannot blame you either. it is numbing...to see all your accomplishments destroyed by ones who cannot understand one simple word: peace. all we can do is the right thing.... over... and over... and over... least we ourselves lose what we are meant to be... a hero.
C4: Its not the fighting that bothers me, rather the purpose... or rather, lack of it...

even one of the heros that dwarf me in the human's memory had such doubts- "What am I fighting for?" ... poor guy, he even had to kill the one he loved in the inasnity brought by the viral philosophies and sheer chaos...

but we both never stopped fighting for what was right... we looked out for each other... until they passed away...

even that isn't the bigger problem... we were always vigilant, we never stopped looking... the enemy just always slipped away until it struck again...

even after all that... i still kept vigilant... centuries of service... and i still kept vigilant after we lost them...

but no one can fight for whom turns on you......


my humans were a shot society... a shot species... centuries of war or repercussions from them ruined the land so badly....

only three fortress like mega cities could sustain life anymore... and only with the best technology ever made... four centuries in the making...

I don't remember, but it is likely that there were no such things as "ethnicity" anymore, seeing as all previous countries were extinct....

and while i had volunteered, partially to earn my freedom... my right to be... the heroes that were praised almost like gods did the same thing... they just didn't prepare their escapes well enough to not be eventually consumed....

they didn't make it... I did.... they would have fought for as long as I did had they survived: 400 years...

how can you fight for 400 years if you are planned for obsolescence in 50? You cant.

how can you economically earn more time without depriving another of their own life allowance? you cant.

how can you fight for a society that labels you rouge and sentenced to immediate termination for disagreeing and refusing to give up his own life? you cant.

I didn't turn on them, I just left... it was the least harmful thing...

I never said I've given up on humans, or given up in fighting for the right thing... No Raptor, but You are right, I thank you for listening, that kindred spirit is something I've lacked for a while...

but i cant say I'll waste time on the petty and destructive ... I've seen plenty... and sadly, many were human in times of peace... while the machines I fought sought to exterminate them and "obsolete" models like me....

fools....

wasted and poorly used potential.... unlike my heroes that deserved better, unlike you...

And I wasn't clear, but when i said "What for?", that question was aimed at them... all of them...




though that doesn't really stop the pain of loneliness and exile.... or bring an answer that will lead somewhere decent...

so... *sigh* we go on...


and I don't blame you for the factory, Raptor... you did well, more than what had been done in 1000 years....

you have the right idea... and a home to come back to...


cant say I really had one....
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The Highrule? a war ship that travels from planet to planet and destroys the inhabitants considered Earth's enemy? Hardly a home. no, c4, my home is in the past, like yours.

but, in retrospect, maybe life aboard the Highrule isn't nearly as bad. i do have my wife, and all of my shipmates. you're loneliness, brought on by your creators' lack of use for you...or care...is hard to comprehend for someone who is wholly human.

i do have a hard time wrapping my head around the concept of creating a sentient being and then discarding as if it were an every day computer. your actions were quite justifiable. how unfortunate that the society that built you was not so willing to accept you.
why?


well... probably a mix of generational ignorance, human spawned arrogance, lacking spirituality and overbearing cold logic...

too often I'd be the one emphasizing compassion in the fact of human cruelty....

and maybe a bit of understandable paranoia... the mavericks were driven by an obsessive cold logic of evolution.... they even tried blowing up the planet several times....

only my kind could fight back... the humans could only run...

...

so it makes sense to give them powers like mine.... for their own survival...

hmph, i guess they though a creature like me can't value another's life unless mine is just as limited.... pah...



although human's didn't need sentient machines to resort to extinction of other sentient beings in their past...

and I was supposed to help  make things better.... they chose to make things worse....


particularly the evil little man that ultimately created that virus... damn him... our mercy was wasted on that waste of a mind.....

then the centuries long carnage and devastation was wrought.... and some humans never wised up... and they actually fed the problem by demanding more Reploids that were prone to be unreliable- as in turn homicidal in the name of evolution....




my god....


so i simply wouldn't pay for other's mistakes...


and they'd rather be unkind to achieve greater safety... no mater the sacrifice.... plus its not like they were losing anything with the initiative...

maybe they lost some of their humanity during the carnage...


or became delusional with the availability of humanoid technology....

you'll find there is no such thing as spirit energy in my world... only technology and non-sentient energy phenomenon...