Why Do Robots Have Dreads?!?

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#1 Edited by Chaos_Bladez (140 posts) -

I find it so lame that every robot has wire dreadlocks! Does anyone else think this dumb 
Every time I see it, it gets me. 




#2 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

because robots are awesome. robots with dreads are sick!

#3 Edited by iDarktread (1206 posts) -

Pics, please.

#4 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

They would have no soul otherwise.

#5 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

are you being racist?

#6 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

Predator.

#7 Posted by TechHits (1377 posts) -

Racism isn't cool dude, let the robots be.

#8 Edited by McGhee (6094 posts) -

You are right. Why don't any robots have cornrows?

#9 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4424 posts) -

Robots with dreads > robots without dreads

#10 Posted by President_Barackbar (3455 posts) -

Why WOULDN'T they have dreds? Think about that one.

#11 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:

Predator.

Yeah... the truth is, that's probably exactly why, even though the Predator wasn't a cyborg like the MK robots. 
 
I think it looks pretty cool, actually.
#12 Posted by Adamsons (877 posts) -

Because Afro's would just be ridiculous.

#13 Posted by SnakeEyes327 (334 posts) -

The designs for Cyrax and Sektor were inspired by the Predator. Here's another fun fact that will blow your mind, Kano's cybernetic eye, a reference to Terminator. Bet you weren't expecting that.

#14 Posted by Chaos_Bladez (140 posts) -
@iDarktread: Wish granted!
#15 Posted by Devil240Z (3333 posts) -

I think all sentient robots are black or something. Pretty sure I heard that somewhere.

#16 Edited by iDarktread (1206 posts) -
@Chaos_Bladez: That's weird, I guess.
#17 Posted by JackSukeru (5910 posts) -

It helps convey a sense of motion when they're swinging.

#18 Posted by Devil240Z (3333 posts) -

@iDarktread said:

@Chaos_Bladez: @Devil240Z said:

I think all sentient robots are black or something. Pretty sure I heard that somewhere.

Link please.

I cant tell if you're serious or not.

#19 Edited by iDarktread (1206 posts) -
@Devil240Z: That's why I edited it away immediately after posting it, because it wasn't clear enough that I was referencing my earlier thread post, "Pics, please." 
 
I am going to go to sleep now.
#20 Posted by Devil240Z (3333 posts) -

@iDarktread said:

@Devil240Z: That's why I edited it away immediately after posting it, because it wasn't clear enough that I was referencing my earlier thread post, "Pics, please." I am going to go to sleep now.

Ok cause I made all that up. I should have just taken it as a yes and, and said "well clearly they are a minority."

#21 Posted by HistoryInRust (6293 posts) -

@RE_Player92 said:

Predator.

Boom.

I think they've come out on a few occasions and have said the design of Predator influenced the look of the Cyber-Ninjas.

#22 Posted by Floppypants (798 posts) -

They have dreads for the same reason all the female characters are almost nude.

#23 Posted by Chaos_Bladez (140 posts) -
@Floppypants: To sell to a male crowd?
#24 Posted by Floppypants (798 posts) -

@Chaos_Bladez: You're taking this too seriously.

#25 Posted by Chaos_Bladez (140 posts) -
@Floppypants: This is all tongue-in-cheek. :P
While I do think the dreads are dumb, I just want to see what others think.
#26 Edited by EveretteScott (1465 posts) -

Shameless plug is shameless.
 
 
In before the hate, plugs, dreads, get it?

#27 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -

I never saw them as dreads, just hanging wires lol

#28 Posted by Chaos_Bladez (140 posts) -
@EveretteScott: Yes, yes it is. I'll admit that :P
I like when people read my stuff though.
#29 Posted by Cheesebob (1236 posts) -

Because they are all Rastarfarians.

#30 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

The question is not why they have dreads, the question is why more robots don't.

#31 Posted by ajamafalous (11964 posts) -

I never really thought of them as dreads or hair, more of
 
 
You know, I'm not really sure what I thought they were. Just never occurred to me that it could be hair.

#32 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -
@ajamafalous: Cables?
#33 Posted by ajamafalous (11964 posts) -
@valrog said:
@ajamafalous: Cables?
I don't necessarily think cables, because my logic dictates that those cables would have to be plugged in on both ends.
 
 
I guess like... some cosmetic roboty-y thing that's where the hair should be if they were humans but they're not humans so it's not hair? Literally no idea. This is kinda bothering me now.
#34 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

It's robot hair.

#35 Posted by bombHills (632 posts) -

Cause their irie

#36 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1004 posts) -
@valrog said:
The question is not why they have dreads, the question is why more robots don't.

Pretty much this. All robots, even Bender, needs dreads.
#37 Posted by Mayu_Zane (608 posts) -

Maybe they're cables that are only supposed to be plugged into something else for charging or transferring data.

#38 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

Because they used to be people.

#39 Posted by sungahymn (1007 posts) -

Why not?

#40 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

Because Ed Boon commands it!

#41 Edited by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

Fixed.
#42 Posted by Heartagram (1182 posts) -

What if a Robot Reptile had green dreads? Think about it

#43 Posted by TechHits (1377 posts) -
@NeverDave said:

Because they used to be people.

Do all people have dreads?
#44 Posted by iAmJohn (6117 posts) -

@Adamsons said:

Because Afro's would just be ridiculous.

Not to mention they lost the rights to Afro Thunder, so what's the point?

#45 Posted by DonChipotle (2731 posts) -

It powers their teleportation

#46 Posted by maxB (311 posts) -

Well all the robots belonged to the same clan at one point so they all look basically the same and some artist working on MK thought it would be cool.

He was right.

#47 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

because the 90s

#48 Posted by lavaman77 (567 posts) -

Because that's how robots roll, get with the times.

#49 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

@TechHits said:

@NeverDave said:

Because they used to be people.

Do all people have dreads?

People who turn into robots in the Mortal Kombat universe do…

#50 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3203 posts) -

Cuz bitches dig dem.

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