Bots Master Episodes

Alternative Titles:
"Le maître des bots" (France)
"The Botz Master" (USA)
"ZZ Bots
Genres: Action, Mecha
Episodes: 40 Episodes

Status: Finished
Airing Date: Apr 02, 1993

The year is 2025 AD. The world hasn't ended. War hasn't overcome the planet. Life goes on, and technology advances. Robots become commonplace, doing menial tasks and working in industry. And for that, the world can thank Ziv Zulander, and the Robotic Megafact Corporation. The power that RM Corp has amassed has corrupted it. Through the use of an insidious new chip, they intend to take control of all the bots on the planet, and take over the world. But not everyone will stand for that.

Genius robot engineer Ziv "ZZ" Zulander resigns when he discovers RM Corp, his employer, intends world domination; he tries to warn people about their plans and the company's powerful CEO, Sir Lewis Leon Paradim ("LLP").

Ziv has developed a personality chip which he fits to a number of Bots, making them a powerful force against an army of security robots.

During the first half of the series, LLP's plans mostly revolve around traditional supervillain fodder, mainly trying to install "Krang Chips" in Bots worldwide to allow him to turn them into an army under his control at the push of a button; during the second half, the idea of the World Presidency (originally floated in the first episode but left to languish for half the series), LLP is in the running for the World Presidency and the episodes take a more political bent as ZZ must switch from fighting LLP on the battlefield to thwarting his attempts to underhandedly improve his political capital.

It hinders ZZ somewhat that he is thought to be a criminal in the eyes of the public, thanks to numerous "tele-viewer" broadcasts portraying him as such. No matter how many lives Ziv & the Boyzz save, LLP & the Corp continue to discredit and distort their heroic efforts as lies of terrorism in the public arena. However, as the series progresses, the general public's opinion of ZZ begins to change as the Corp's actions are put into question. The series ends on a cliffhanger, as ZZ strikes a major blow against the Corp, while the Corp makes a major discovery.

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