Journeys – Character Profile: URWST-105-2

An autonomous sentient and sapient combat mech with flight capabilities, URWST-105-2 a.k.a. “Ben” possesses the maturity of a middle-aged man and the curiosity of a 5-year-old boy. Formerly an overpowered enemy of Luke only months before, he is now Veronus’ closest companion on the trip other than Gilles. Ben follows the duo to ensure everyone not only makes it across the country alive, but with sanity to spare and with all of his own AI components intact. Standing an intimidating 15.5 feet tall, Ben is a force to be reckoned with: storing a vast library of self-generating algorithms, he can precisely knock out swaths of human and robotic infantry using a set of energy-based armaments, and throw his own reinforced structure against more-massive enemies without suffering damage. Yet his natural speech, humor, and caring demeanor reminds those he trusts that machines aren’t always subservient or there to eviscerate its owners; some are capable of showing true wisdom even when humanity around them lacks it.

Full name: Ultra-high Rate Weapons System and Transport, version 1.05, minor revision 2
Nickname: Ben
Age: 5 months
Height: 15 feet, 6 inches
Eye color: crimson luminescent red

Likes: urban exploration, wit and intellectual conversations, high-rating movies, atmospheric observation and astronomy
Dislikes: loneliness, conflict without reason, AI core disassembly

A special trait: Ben currently carries at least five armaments capable of electric shock, disorienting stuns, physical destruction, and even temporary biological neural system “freezes.” However, his favorite weapon is a 20-foot-long, 500-pound, electrically-conductive staff wielded like a Japanese bō.