According to Official Sources, this guy is called Wat Tambor. What Tever. He is awesome. I am no science fiction nerd, so any kind of steampunk stuff appeals to me on a pure novelty level. The character is also classic Star Wars in that it's a really cool concept and he's a neat looking droid, but you only see him in like two shots, and the first time around probably don't even notice that he's got a synthesizer strapped to his chest.
IIRC, there was a similar old-school robot character in Watchmen (he hung out at the superhero bar...am I thinking of the right book?). I loved him too.
Wat Tambor is also the foreman [sic] of the Techno Union. He's a union boss! A working class hero!
Oh wait, according to Official Sources, he's not even a robot, just a dude in a suit. Whatever, he is sweet.
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