murderbot n.

a robot or cyborg designed chiefly to inflict violence


  • 2006 ‘D. Pendleton’ Extreme Arsenal 167 page image

    He tore the transceiver off his ear and armor as the murder bot whirled toward him.

  • 2008 D. H. Wilson & A.C. Long Mad Scientist Hall of Fame: Muwahahahaha! 185 page image

    Sold under the brand name ‘Farnsworth’s Killbots’, this hulking metallic murder-bot stands over seven feet tall and sports a rotating buzz saw and an enormous smashing hammer for arms.

  • 2009 Playstation Official Magazine: UK (#27) Jan. 103/2 page image

    You really can build a unique murderbot, with every last detail tweaked to your personal specifications — ‘Hmm, twin plasma cannons in raspberry, I think’.

  • 2015 Starburst Magazine (#413) June 80/2 page image

    Along the way there are stops for the Hulkbuster Iron Man vs. Hulk fight we’ve all been waiting for, an examination of Hawkeye, and, yes, a deepening of the relationship between Black Widow and Bruce Banner/The Hulk, with plenty of murderbot vs. Avengers punch-ups along the way.

  • 2015 A. Bray Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know 103/1 page image

    This E-XD infiltrator droid looks like a protocol droid, but transforms into a terrifying murder bot!

  • 2017 M. Wells All Systems Red (Murderbot Diaries #1) 13 Martha Wells

    They don’t give murderbots decent education modules on anything except murdering, and even those are the cheap versions.

Research requirements

antedating 2006

Research History
Suggested by Bill Mullins.

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