Every time the heroes destroyed his body, the robot built himself a new one. Early on, he had access to the best facilities, but as they cut off his access to labs and factories, he was running out of options.
He considered his programming. He was a superior intelligence designed to go where humans could not. Yet he continually chose a humanoid configuration.
He fabricated his new body in a powerful, efficient quadrupedal configuration. He added teeth, claws, and the standard laser armaments. When the body finished printing, he examined himself through a drone camera.
“Query: Who’s a good boy?”

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