Rex ... a true hero?

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Re: Rex ... a true hero?

Post by Nditah » 26 Aug 2018, 05:25

When rex didn't follow his programming he emerged a hero.

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Post by Sdejardine » 28 Aug 2018, 11:50

I loved the introduction of Rex. It was a fresh addition to the story, and his character kept me guessing. I was glad to see that he didn't end up to be a villian in the end. Nobody's story is every written for them. Be your own person; whether that person is a robot!

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Post by joycechitwa » 29 Aug 2018, 10:32

The character of Rex was definitely an admirable one. It developed well to a gallant climax at the end of the story where, instead of following his regular programming, he exercises his free will and chooses to save his friend. That was very refreshing!

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Post by Job Njoroge » 29 Aug 2018, 15:22

This is a great twist. It also shows what may happen in the future. The story would have been different if Rex made a different decision. However all these are just if's .
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Post by edith38 » 30 Aug 2018, 07:28

I love it when a character who has been really in the frames and following all the expectation does something that you wouldn't expect of them. If it works well in a story depends on how well is such a "change of heart" justified or foreshadowed. In Rex's case, this was made possible by granting a free will. Managing to do it unpredictable way but still have it as a logical step is one of the hardest things to do in story telling in my opinion.

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Post by Kibetious » 31 Aug 2018, 08:27

It still sounds like a mystery how Rex was able to work against his programming and instead chose to help Agent Silver. However, it remains true that that indeed he became a hero.
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Post by Kibetious » 31 Aug 2018, 08:29

edith38 wrote:
30 Aug 2018, 07:28
I love it when a character who has been really in the frames and following all the expectation does something that you wouldn't expect of them. If it works well in a story depends on how well is such a "change of heart" justified or foreshadowed. In Rex's case, this was made possible by granting a free will. Managing to do it unpredictable way but still have it as a logical step is one of the hardest things to do in story telling in my opinion.
This is a nice opinion too. I had not viewed this as something that was unexpected. Indeed, sometimes it very easy to overlook sometimes such as this.
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Post by jcoad » 31 Aug 2018, 22:16

Rex was a true hero for me as he was the only thing that made this book slightly bearable. If he could have only found a way to destroy those tortuous Newspaper Articles he would have become a Superhero!

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Post by Swat3737 » 04 Sep 2018, 14:20

I agree that Rex was a hero, which surprised me. I totally thought he was going to end up trying to kill Sliver, and they'd have a huge crazy fight, but it was endearing. I hope he ended up with the Shredders, they were a lot of fun too. Would love to read more about them and Rex's adventures :)
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Post by sholie1234+ » 07 Sep 2018, 15:15

Yes Rex was a hero,he didn't kill sliver as we thought he would.I would love to read more about this.

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Post by Bon0 » 19 Sep 2018, 06:04

I liked how emotional he was. Interesting character

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Post by Harley-Panda » 20 Sep 2018, 05:27

I think Rex was a brilliant character! He was funny and he definitely became a hero by the end in my eyes. I wish Sliver had met him sooner!
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Post by Lee_Reads » 21 Sep 2018, 16:05

Rex was a wonderful addition to the story. He added humor and action. The dialog between Rex, Silver and Franklin in chapter 15 is hilarious. I loved how it played out at the end of the story with Rex. I found it to be interesting and unexpected.

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Post by Lucas Kalinic » 24 Sep 2018, 11:59

I loved his selfless personality. He is concerned about his friends welfare.

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Post by LV2R » 26 Sep 2018, 05:20

I thought that Rex sure had some handy abilities to plug into computers and databases. I almost held my breath several times wondering if his programming would make him turn against Sliver.

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