CHARLES CZARKOWSKI's robot
Classification: Terrestrial robot
Creator: Charles Czarkowski
First Appearance: She-Hulk II#1 (December, 2005)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: A massive robot that could be pre-programmed with a goal, it seemed to have six multi-segmented upper limbs, which had narrow, girder-like long segments and much thicker casings around its joints.
It similar casings on the end of five of its upper limbs, at least two of which had spikey projections.
Two of its upper limbs seemed to termnate in a digital display of some sort, perhaps indicating they were viewing/scanning the environment.
The left lower limb appeared to have more of a pincer/vice grip "hand."
It had two thick legs, but it could also walk on all four limbs like an arthropod.
It had a number of clock symbols on its various parts.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 18-25' tall)
Weight: Unrevealed (with its materials unrevealed, it is impossible to speculate (including plastic vs. metal), but presumably at least 5- 10 tons)
(She-Hulk II#2 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Charles Czarkowski built a massive robot and programmed it to get him to safety.
(She-Hulk II#2) - While on trial for attempted murder (actually shooting his own future self, although he would not realize it until it was too late), Czarkowski set off a device to summon his robot from his past to allow a diversion to facilitate his escape.
(She-Hulk II#2 - BTS) - Just before the robot arrived, Justice Peace's sensors picked up an I.C.E. (Illegal Chronal Entry, unauthorized teleporting in from the future or past).
(She-Hulk II#2) - After the robot appeared, noting it "Must get Czarkowski...," lawyer Jen Walters transformed into her She-Hulk identity.
As Justice Peace and Justice Love engaged the robot (possibly cutting off its intended sentence) and instructed the jurors to remain seated, Czarkowski smashed Justice Love over the back of the head with a fire extinguisher, noting that leaving was his best chance of remaining in one piece.
As the robot repeated "Must get Czarkowski," She-Hulk countered that he was her client and to get to him, it would have to go through her...or maybe she would just go through it.
Meanwhile, despite the instructions of the security, time-borrowed juror Clint Barton retrieved his Hawkeye equipment.
Outside the court, She-Hulk struggled with one of the robot's spiked terminal appendages as it repeated "Must get Czarkowski.". she noted that it had already said that, and she suggested that if calmed down, they could discuss it giant robot to...pinned and helpless super hero (as it threatened to crush and impale her).
Shooting a giant arrow (presumably one affected by Pym particles after he fired it) through the robot's shoulder joint of the limb affecting She-Hulk, Hawkeye at least weakened that limb enough for She-Hulk to get free.
As Hawkeye engaged the robot, evading strikes from its powerful limbs that shattered pillars, She-Hulk sought a letter she had written for past Hawkeye to save him from his apparent death in his future that she had experienced.
After Judge Haywood declared a mistrial, Justice Love began the process of returning the jurors from the past to their own time.
Having incapacitated the robot via a series of arrows (and presumable some help from She-Hulk), Hawkeye vanished back in time, apparently receiving only half of Jen's letter.
The weakened robot finally finished its sentence, "Must get Czarkowsky...to safety..."
Comments: Created by Dan Slott, Juan Bobillo, and Marcelo Sosa.
I would think it highly likely that Justice Peace confiscated Czarkowski's Chrono-Phone, time machine, and possibly the Scrambler and his robot for the Time Variance Authority, but this was not confirmed in-story.
It always makes me just a little bit sad when unique beings with important involvement in the story are not given names. I were given the chance, I would name the robot of this time traveler as "Momentus."
"Must get Czarkowki..." reminds me of the Naked Gun move, "Must kill Frank Drebbin."
Profile by Snood.
Charles Czarkowski's robot should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads):
She-Hulk II#2, pg. 14, panel 2 (summoning robot via hand-held device);
pg. 15, panel 2 (robot arrives);
pg. 16, panel 1 (Justice Peace & Love vs. robot; Czarkowski striking Justice Love);
pg. 17, panel 1-2 (She-Hulk fighting and getting stomped on by robot);
panel 3 (giant arrow skewering robot);
pg. 19, panel 2 (robot fight on the streets);
pg. 20, panel 3 (robot on its back);
panel 5 (get to safety);
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
First posted: 10/16/2022
Last updated: 10/16/2022
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