Psst, hey folks - if you happen to have a clear sky tonight and aren’t too busy, go outside and look at the moon. Off to the right of it should be two bright objects. Those objects are the planets Jupiter and Saturn. It’s called “The Great Conjunction,” and tonight is supposedly the only night left to see all of them this close together, so don’t miss them!😁
Do you have any exciting Dr. Nefarious headcanons?
I have one giant one that needs a bit of explanation if that makes sense.
I have an elaborate headcanon that Dr. Nefarious is actually pretty disliked by most other robots - besides the whole “he’s an asshole supervillain” thing - because he’s super on the uncanny valley for a lot of robot citizens. He moves too much like an organic that a lot of them find him rather unnerving to be near.
Think of all the little secondary movements your average organic creature does. Minute twitches, breathing, blinking, fidgeting…that sort of thing. Robots don’t normally do this, but Dr. Nefarious, an organic who was miraculously converted into a robotic form purely by accident, does.
He breathes, he blinks, his face still moves like there’s still connective tissue attaching muscles together. Part of this is because the animators wanted him to be incredibly lively, but I imagine if your average robot working at Gadgetron was standing next to Dr. Nefarious for a couple minutes, their mind would quickly start thinking “oh god, eww, why is he moving like that. That’s not a robot at all, that’s just a really good costume”.
In short, an organic looking at Dr. Nefarious sees a robot, but a robot looking at Dr. Nefarious sees an organic. Robots like him about as much as the squishies do.
He’s essentially trapped in-between two states of existing - finding about as much common ground with the robots as he does the squishies - and boy, that kinda bothers him on a subconscious level.
The worst thing about an actor dying young is not that we will miss them. Missing them is beautiful, for it means they have touched us in some special way.
The worst part is that we, selfishly, will always want more. Selfishly, we feel that what they managed to give us in their short stay will never be enough.