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Jicannon

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« : 07-17-2004 12:43 »

I was watching ATOTS and I noticed that during the scene where Santa comes through the wall while Bender is about to be executed by the magnets, Santa (and his robotic reindeer, who are almost touching the magnet) aren't affected by their pull. Did anyone else notice this?
Idan_Aharoni

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« #1 : 07-17-2004 13:12 »

If he has a paradox-proof head, maybe he's got a magnet-proof body?
Alliteration

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« #2 : 07-17-2004 15:23 »

He shot them up too quickly...

Or the other thing...
Prof. Wernstrum

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« #3 : 07-18-2004 15:01 »

He's made from non-magnetic metals and/or has extremely powerful reindeer that can fly away from the magnets with no trouble.
Teral

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« #4 : 07-18-2004 15:13 »

I'm opting for the second one, since the same reindeers are also capable of breaking free of Neptune's gravity.
M0le

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« #5 : 07-18-2004 19:59 »

Not all metal is affected by a magnetic pull, it's most likely he's made of a different metal. Or he was too far away for them to affect him and the reindeer.
Odelay3547

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« #6 : 07-22-2004 17:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
I was watching ATOTS and I noticed that during the scene where Santa comes through the wall while Bender is about to be executed by the magnets, Santa (and his robotic reindeer, who are almost touching the magnet) aren't affected by their pull. Did anyone else notice this?


Nibblonian

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« #7 : 07-31-2004 14:18 »
« : 07-31-2004 14:18 »

Simple: Bender is thirty percent iron (and a bunch of other percentages that total up to %150.5). None of these metals are copper however. Some include titannium and nickle impurity, but no copper. My theory is that Santabot (and his sleigh, reindeer, etc.) is made of at least %100 copper (not attracted to magnetic force, thus why he can live at a pole) and maybe some other non-attracting metals. Bender is only getting %30 of the magnetic pull. So, he could be getting 3 and 1/3 times more pull/pain from the magnets. He should be lucky he's not all iron. In theory, some robots may be even more affected to the magnets than Bender. This is all my theory though.
Teral

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« #8 : 07-31-2004 14:48 »

 
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not attracted to magnetic force, thus why he can live at a pole

On slight nitpick: Neptune's magnetic field is tilted 47 degrees from its rotational axis (compared to Earth's 11 degrees). Santa live at the geographical North Pole of Neptuen, but quite a distance from the magnetic.

Also copper is attracted to magnets, but the force is extremly weak and only measurable with instruments.
Jicannon

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« #9 : 07-31-2004 15:14 »

Odelay you asshole i was asking if anyone has thought about it before
Nibblonian

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« #10 : 07-31-2004 16:03 »
« : 07-31-2004 16:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Also copper is attracted to magnets, but the force is extremly weak and only measurable with instruments.

Oh, I didn't know that. Is alluminum attracted? He's forty percent alluminum, .5 nickle impurity, thirty iron, forty titanium, and forty percent something else. I forget.

I have an interesting fact. Have any of you noticed that in "A Flight to Remember" and "Bendless Love," Bender attaches a magnet to his neck? In AFTR, he used a bow tie, and in BL, he made a magnetic version of Flexo's beard. According to the DVD commentary for "Bendless Love," David Cohen tells us that there's something about Bender's neck/shoulder area that isn't affected (folk song-wise) by the magnets. Any thoughts?   :confused:
Teral

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« #11 : 07-31-2004 16:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Nibblonian:
  Oh, I didn't know that. Is alluminum attracted?

Yeah, both copper and aluminum is known as paramagnetic materials, meaning they're are attracted by magnets but the attraction is only measurable with instruments.
Nibblonian

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« #12 : 07-31-2004 20:50 »

That's interesting. Still doesn't explain my problem with Bender's neck. But it's great to learn: "CAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!"

About Bender's neck. I think Bender isn't a normal robot (or at least as normal as they get). Only when a magnet touches him does he start singing folk songs, yet when his "Flexo Beard" accidentally flys off and hits a fembot's behind in Bendless Love, she's perfectly fine, not even feeling a thing. I think Mom did something to Bender's program when he was built.
Habib
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« #13 : 08-09-2004 00:44 »
« : 08-09-2004 00:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Nibblonian:
  Oh, I didn't know that. Is alluminum attracted? He's forty percent alluminum, .5 nickle impurity, thirty iron, forty titanium, and forty percent something else. I forget.

Dolomite.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« #14 : 08-09-2004 06:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Nibblonian:He's forty percent alluminum, .5 nickle impurity, thirty iron, forty titanium, and forty percent something else. I forget.

40% zinc (FatSF)
40% titanium (AHitP)
30% iron (30%IC)
40% dolomite (JB)
0.04% nickel (APtR)
40% lead (game)

Plus presumably a whole bunch of other metals he just hasn't mentioned - I'm surprised Wizzin' didn't feature some sort of 40% tin joke.

 
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Originally posted by Nibblonian:I have an interesting fact. Have any of you noticed that in "A Flight to Remember" and "Bendless Love," Bender attaches a magnet to his neck? In AFTR, he used a bow tie, and in BL, he made a magnetic version of Flexo's beard. According to the DVD commentary for "Bendless Love," David Cohen tells us that there's something about Bender's neck/shoulder area that isn't affected (folk song-wise) by the magnets. Any thoughts?    :confused:

Magnets cause Bender's inhibitions chip to short out, he starts to sing folk music because this is what he secretly wants to do. Presumably, the inhibitions chip is in his head so magnets anywhere else on his body don't cause problems unless they are extremely powerful like in AToTS.

As for why magnets don't affect other robots, we have never seen any other robot with a magnet on its head. Santa's and the reindeer's inhibitions were unnaffected by the magnets either because their chips were protected in some way or because there was nothing they really wanted to do but were being prevented from doing. Alternatively, magnets don't normally affect inhibitions chips but Bender's was damaged somehow, possibly by the incident with the bulb at the start which definitely removed any inhibitions about stealing/ bending for non-constructive reasons.
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