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'''The Gunslinger''' is the antagonist of the 1973 film, ''[[Westworld (film)|Westworld]]''. He also appears briefly in the 1976 sequel, ''[[Futureworld]]''. Played By [[Yul Brynner]], the Gunslinger was designed to be the villain of the park. Confronting the guests and challenging them to duels.
The Gunslinger is the main antagonist of the 1973 film [[Westworld (film)|Westworld]]. He also appears briefly in the 1976 sequel [[Futureworld]]. Played By [[Yul Brynner]], this foe is one of many robot attractions of Delos' Westworld resort.
 
   
 
== Appearance and personality==
 
== Appearance and personality==
The Gunslinger on the surface, looks like a tough cowboy, with a black hat covering his bald head. He wears a black shirt and pants covered by a black gun-belt with the holster on his right side. On closer inspection, The Gunslinger's eyes appear to have metallic silver pupils. With his facial cover removed, we can see that he has a special tube lined up to his mouth so that he can consume drinks without short circuiting.
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The Gunslinger on the surface, looks like a tough cowboy, with a black hat covering his bald head. He wears a dark shirt and pants covered by a black gun-belt with the holster on his right side. On closer inspection, the Gunslinger's eyes appear to have metallic-silver colored pupils. With his facial cover removed, it is shown that he has a tube behind his mouth so that he can consume drinks without 'short circuiting'.
   
The Gunslinger has two distinct personality traits. The first, being a snarky arrogant drunk who will goad any nearby humans into a gunfight. Later in the film he behaves as a cold, stubborn machine that won't stop until his opponent dies. On some level, he seems to enjoy killing humans - as shown when he kills John Blane in a duel and smirking at Peter when he challenges him next. It also seems he remembers every lost duel even before the malfunction; after his first fight he tracks down John and Peter in their hotel for a rematch.
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The Gunslinger at first is portrayed as an arrogant, whiskey-drinking bully who goads human guests into a gunfights with disparaging comments. Later in the film he becomes an emotionless and relentless machine who won't stop until his opponent is gunned down. On some level, he seems to enjoy killing humans - as shown when he kills John Blane in a duel and smirking at Peter when he challenges him next. It also seems he remembers every lost duel even before the malfunction; after his first fight he tracks down John and Peter in their hotel for a rematch.
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
===''[[Westworld (film)|Westworld]]''===
 
===''[[Westworld (film)|Westworld]]''===
 
[[File:Gunslinger Westworld bar.jpg|thumb|right|"Sloppy with your drink?"]]
 
[[File:Gunslinger Westworld bar.jpg|thumb|right|"Sloppy with your drink?"]]
The Gunslinger is first introduced at a saloon Peter Martin and John Blane attend during their first day at Westworld. Upon walking in he deliberately nudges Peter, making him spill his whiskey shot, while Gunslinger pours his own. He then criticises him for being sloppy with his drink, to add insult to injury. After some goading from John, Peter challenges the Gunslinger to a duel and wins, prompting two other robots to drag The Gunslinger's bullet riddled body away for repair.
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The Gunslinger is first introduced at a saloon [[Peter Martin]] and [[John Blane (1973)|John Blane]] attend during their first day at Westworld. Upon walking in he deliberately nudges Peter, making him spill his whiskey shot, while Gunslinger pours his own. He then criticizes him for being sloppy with his drink, to add insult to injury. After some goading from John, Peter challenges the Gunslinger to a duel and wins, prompting two other robots to drag The Gunslinger's bullet riddled body away for repair.
   
He appears a second time the morning after, confronting John at gunpoint while he is shaving. Peter who just got back to the hotel after a bath, kicks the door in shooting The Gunslinger out of their bedroom window, prompting the sheriff of Westworld to arrest him for murder.
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He appears a second time the morning after, confronting John at gunpoint while he is shaving. Peter who just got back to the hotel after a bath, kicks the door in shooting The Gunslinger out of their bedroom window, prompting the sheriff of Westworld to arrest him for murder.
   
 
[[File:Gunslinger sparks.jpg|thumb|right|The Gunslinger succumbing to his damage.]]
 
[[File:Gunslinger sparks.jpg|thumb|right|The Gunslinger succumbing to his damage.]]
The Gunslinger appears a third time, again in the morning to confront the two men. John, both hungover and unaware of the computer virus spread all over the resorts; decides to challenge the Gunslinger to a duel and is promptly shot and killed. The Gunslinger then challenges Peter, who runs away from him, beginning the chase. The Gunslinger nonchalantly, strolls in pursuit of Peter, trying to shoot him every chance he gets, while Peter gets his horse and flees. The Gunslinger also gives chase on his own horse prompting, Peter to try to lose him in the canyon's outside of Westworld. Peter tries to get the drop on him using his gun, but The Gunslinger, who could hear him breathing, manages to foil the surprise attack, causing Peter to ditch his gun and run. Peter comes across a Delos technician who warns him about the machines causing havoc and Peter tells him about the Gunslinger and how to evade him. Before the Technician can tell him more, The Gunslinger kills him and chases Peter into Roman World. Peter finds a sewer that leads him to Delos' inner workings and The Gunslinger follows him relentlessly. He shoots at Peter, but runs out of ammo. Peter hides among the deactivated robots and surprises Gunslinger by throwing acid into his face messing with his vision. Peter then leads the Gunslinger to Medievalworld, where he uses the torches to burn him. The Gunslinger appears one last time as a charred machine barely able to reach Peter before it gives out and collapses exploding in sparks.
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The Gunslinger appears a third time, again in the morning to confront the two men. John, hungover and unaware of the computer virus spread all over the resorts, decides to challenge the Gunslinger to a duel and is promptly shot and killed. The Gunslinger then challenges Peter, who runs away from him, beginning the chase. The Gunslinger nonchalantly strolls in pursuit of Peter, trying to shoot him every chance he gets, while Peter gets his horse and flees. The Gunslinger also gives chase on his own horse prompting Peter to try to lose him in the canyons outside of Westworld. Peter tries to get the drop on the Gunslinger using his gun, but The Gunslinger, who could hear him breathing, manages to foil the surprise attack, causing Peter to ditch his gun and run. Peter comes across a Delos technician who tells Peter that acid can be used against the Gunslinger. Before the Technician can tell Peter more, the Gunslinger kills the technician and chases Peter into Roman World. Peter finds a sewer that leads him to Delos' inner workings and The Gunslinger follows him relentlessly. He shoots at Peter, but runs out of ammo. Peter hides among the deactivated robots and surprises Gunslinger by throwing acid into his face messing with his vision. Peter then leads the Gunslinger to Medieval World, where he uses the torches to burn him. The Gunslinger appears one last time as a charred machine barely able to reach Peter before it gives out and collapses exploding in sparks.
   
 
===''[[Futureworld]]''===
 
===''[[Futureworld]]''===
The Gunslinger makes an appearance in Tracy Ballard's dream while she is testing out a dream recording device. In the dream, Tracy encounters the Gunslinger while wondering through a mansion. While trying to flee the Gunslinger, Tracy is captured by a group of red ninjas. The Gunslinger then breaks into the room where Tracy is being held captive, killing all of Tracy's captors. The dream then switches scenes to a white room, where the Gunslinger and Tracy engage in bondage. The dream sequence ends with the Gunslinger and Tracy making out.
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[[File:Gunslinger firing revolver Futureworld.jpg|thumb|right|The Gunslinger liberating Tracy from her captors]]
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The Gunslinger makes an appearance in Tracy Ballard's dream while she is testing out a dream recording device. In the dream, Tracy encounters the Gunslinger while wandering through a mansion. While trying to flee the Gunslinger, Tracy is captured by a group men in red garbs. The Gunslinger then breaks into the room where Tracy is being held captive and proceeds to kill all of Tracy's captors. The dream then switches scenes to a white room, where the Gunslinger lassoes Tracy. The dream sequence ends with the Gunslinger and Tracy making out.
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
While The Gunslinger is similar to the other Delos robots, there are a few things he's capable of that separates him from the others.
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While the Gunslinger is similar to the other Delos robots, there are a few things he's capable of that separates him from the others.
 
[[File:Gunslinger thermal vision.jpg|thumb|right|Peter seen through the Gunslinger's thermal vision]]
 
[[File:Gunslinger thermal vision.jpg|thumb|right|Peter seen through the Gunslinger's thermal vision]]
* Thermal Vision: after his second fight with Peter, the technicians fit him with a thermal sensor to work in tandem with his regular vision. With it he can track humans down, by following the heat signature left behind by their footprints. When Peter throws acid in his face, it destroys his regular vision causing him to fully use thermal to compensate. The flaw is that it only senses heat so torches could throw off his vision.
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* '''Thermal Vision''': after his second fight with Peter, the technicians fit him with a thermal sensor to work in tandem with his regular vision. With it he can track humans down, by following the heat signature left behind by their footprints. When Peter throws acid in his face, it destroys his regular vision causing him to fully use thermal to compensate. The flaw is that it only senses heat so torches could throw off his vision.
* Advanced Hearing: Along with his thermal vision, the technicians increased his hearing sensitivity allowing him to better hear noises most human ears can't from certain distances. This was used when Peter tried to ambush him, but The Gunslinger caught onto his vantage point by hearing him breathe.
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* '''Advanced Hearing''': Along with his thermal vision, the technicians increased his hearing sensitivity allowing him to better hear noises most human ears can't from certain distances. This was used when Peter tried to ambush him, but The Gunslinger caught onto his vantage point by hearing him breathe.
* Liquid Consumption: Unlike most androids who can't consume liquids without short circuiting. The Gunslinger is fitted with a tube like device behind his mouth so he could consume liquids, specifically whiskey to better play the part of a drunk arrogant gunfighter.
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* '''Liquid Consumption''': Unlike most androids who can't consume liquids without short circuiting, the Gunslinger is equipped with a tube device behind his mouth so he can consume liquids, (specifically whiskey) so that he can play the part of a heavy-drinking and arrogant gunfighter.
   
 
== Weapons ==
 
== Weapons ==
 
The Gunslinger has been seen with the following:
 
The Gunslinger has been seen with the following:
* Colt Single Action Army, Cavalry
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* Colt Single Action Army, Cavalry
* Winchester Model 1873
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* Winchester Model 1873
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* The Gunslinger's appearance was inspired by Yul Brynner's portrayal of "Chris Adams" in the film ''The Magnificent Seven''
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* The term "gunslinger" was not created until the 1950s, and was not used in the 1800s.
* A Gunslinger-inspired robot named the Gunfighter (played by Alex Kubik) appears in [[Beyond Westworld]].<ref name=BeyondWestworld_CinemaSentries>[http://cinemasentries.com/review/beyond-westworld-1980-dvd-review-where-everything-went-worng/ Beyond Westworld (1980) DVD Review: ...Where EVERYTHING Went Worng!].</ref>
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* The Gunslinger's appearance was inspired by Yul Brynner's portrayal of "Chris Adams" in the film ''The Magnificent Seven''.
* The Gunslinger can be briefly seen in the background in the episode "[[The Adversary]]" while [[Bernard Lowe|Bernard]] is exploring [[Sub-Level B82]].<ref name=EW_11_6_2016>[http://www.ew.com/article/2016/11/06/westworld-adversary-interview Westworld producers on Maeve's heartbreaking tour, Elsie's fate].</ref>
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* The character has his own prominent leitmotif on the [[Westworld (1973 film soundtrack)|film's soundtrack]], titled eponymously "The Gunslinger".
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* A Gunslinger-inspired robot, named the [[The Gunfighter (1980)|Gunfighter]] (played by Alex Kubik), appears in ''[[Beyond Westworld]]''.<ref name="BeyondWestworld_CinemaSentries">[http://cinemasentries.com/review/beyond-westworld-1980-dvd-review-where-everything-went-worng/ Beyond Westworld (1980) DVD Review: ...Where EVERYTHING Went Worng!].</ref>
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* In the HBO TV series, The Gunslinger is shown briefly in the episode "[[The Adversary]]", while [[Bernard Lowe|Bernard]] is exploring [[Sub-Level B82]].<ref name="EW_11_6_2016">[http://www.ew.com/article/2016/11/06/westworld-adversary-interview Westworld producers on Maeve's heartbreaking tour, Elsie's fate].</ref>
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* He shares parallels with several host and human characters in the HBO TV series, notably [[Hector Escaton|Hector]] (a black-clad feared outlaw, whom the guests can fight), the older [[William]] (attire, mannerisms, antagonistic role) and even [[Dolores Abernathy|Dolores]] (the exact same favoured sidearm, Dolores' steely and ruthless resolve while under the influence of the Wyatt persona).
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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Westworld (2 10) Movie CLIP - Your Move (1973) HD|The Gunslinger challenging guests to a quickdraw duel
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Westworld (5 10) Movie CLIP - Was He Bothering You? (1973) HD|The Gunslinger attempting revenge on [[John Blane (1973)|John]] and [[Peter Martin (1973)|Peter]] at their hotel
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Westworld (8 10) Movie CLIP - Draw (1973) HD|The Gunslinger waiting for John and Peter with a gruesome surprise
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Westworld - The Gunslinger's POV|The Gunslinger using his robotic sight during his pursuit of Peter
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WestWorld - Gunslinger's Vision (1973)|The Gunslinger's vision during while pursuing in [[Medieval World (Park) (1973)|Medieval World]]
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Revision as of 13:40, June 18, 2019

The Gunslinger is the antagonist of the 1973 film, Westworld. He also appears briefly in the 1976 sequel, Futureworld. Played By Yul Brynner, the Gunslinger was designed to be the villain of the park. Confronting the guests and challenging them to duels.

Appearance and personality

The Gunslinger on the surface, looks like a tough cowboy, with a black hat covering his bald head. He wears a dark shirt and pants covered by a black gun-belt with the holster on his right side. On closer inspection, the Gunslinger's eyes appear to have metallic-silver colored pupils. With his facial cover removed, it is shown that he has a tube behind his mouth so that he can consume drinks without 'short circuiting'.

The Gunslinger at first is portrayed as an arrogant, whiskey-drinking bully who goads human guests into a gunfights with disparaging comments. Later in the film he becomes an emotionless and relentless machine who won't stop until his opponent is gunned down. On some level, he seems to enjoy killing humans - as shown when he kills John Blane in a duel and smirking at Peter when he challenges him next. It also seems he remembers every lost duel even before the malfunction; after his first fight he tracks down John and Peter in their hotel for a rematch.

History

Westworld

Gunslinger Westworld bar

"Sloppy with your drink?"

The Gunslinger is first introduced at a saloon Peter Martin and John Blane attend during their first day at Westworld. Upon walking in he deliberately nudges Peter, making him spill his whiskey shot, while Gunslinger pours his own. He then criticizes him for being sloppy with his drink, to add insult to injury. After some goading from John, Peter challenges the Gunslinger to a duel and wins, prompting two other robots to drag The Gunslinger's bullet riddled body away for repair.

He appears a second time the morning after, confronting John at gunpoint while he is shaving. Peter who just got back to the hotel after a bath, kicks the door in shooting The Gunslinger out of their bedroom window, prompting the sheriff of Westworld to arrest him for murder.

Gunslinger sparks

The Gunslinger succumbing to his damage.

The Gunslinger appears a third time, again in the morning to confront the two men. John, hungover and unaware of the computer virus spread all over the resorts, decides to challenge the Gunslinger to a duel and is promptly shot and killed. The Gunslinger then challenges Peter, who runs away from him, beginning the chase. The Gunslinger nonchalantly strolls in pursuit of Peter, trying to shoot him every chance he gets, while Peter gets his horse and flees. The Gunslinger also gives chase on his own horse prompting Peter to try to lose him in the canyons outside of Westworld. Peter tries to get the drop on the Gunslinger using his gun, but The Gunslinger, who could hear him breathing, manages to foil the surprise attack, causing Peter to ditch his gun and run. Peter comes across a Delos technician who tells Peter that acid can be used against the Gunslinger. Before the Technician can tell Peter more, the Gunslinger kills the technician and chases Peter into Roman World. Peter finds a sewer that leads him to Delos' inner workings and The Gunslinger follows him relentlessly. He shoots at Peter, but runs out of ammo. Peter hides among the deactivated robots and surprises Gunslinger by throwing acid into his face messing with his vision. Peter then leads the Gunslinger to Medieval World, where he uses the torches to burn him. The Gunslinger appears one last time as a charred machine barely able to reach Peter before it gives out and collapses exploding in sparks.

Futureworld

Gunslinger firing revolver Futureworld

The Gunslinger liberating Tracy from her captors

The Gunslinger makes an appearance in Tracy Ballard's dream while she is testing out a dream recording device. In the dream, Tracy encounters the Gunslinger while wandering through a mansion. While trying to flee the Gunslinger, Tracy is captured by a group men in red garbs. The Gunslinger then breaks into the room where Tracy is being held captive and proceeds to kill all of Tracy's captors. The dream then switches scenes to a white room, where the Gunslinger lassoes Tracy. The dream sequence ends with the Gunslinger and Tracy making out.

Abilities

While the Gunslinger is similar to the other Delos robots, there are a few things he's capable of that separates him from the others.

Gunslinger thermal vision

Peter seen through the Gunslinger's thermal vision

  • Thermal Vision: after his second fight with Peter, the technicians fit him with a thermal sensor to work in tandem with his regular vision. With it he can track humans down, by following the heat signature left behind by their footprints. When Peter throws acid in his face, it destroys his regular vision causing him to fully use thermal to compensate. The flaw is that it only senses heat so torches could throw off his vision.
  • Advanced Hearing: Along with his thermal vision, the technicians increased his hearing sensitivity allowing him to better hear noises most human ears can't from certain distances. This was used when Peter tried to ambush him, but The Gunslinger caught onto his vantage point by hearing him breathe.
  • Liquid Consumption: Unlike most androids who can't consume liquids without short circuiting, the Gunslinger is equipped with a tube device behind his mouth so he can consume liquids, (specifically whiskey) so that he can play the part of a heavy-drinking and arrogant gunfighter.

Weapons

The Gunslinger has been seen with the following:

  • Colt Single Action Army, Cavalry
  • Winchester Model 1873

Trivia

  • The term "gunslinger" was not created until the 1950s, and was not used in the 1800s.
  • The Gunslinger's appearance was inspired by Yul Brynner's portrayal of "Chris Adams" in the film The Magnificent Seven.
  • The character has his own prominent leitmotif on the film's soundtrack, titled eponymously "The Gunslinger".
  • A Gunslinger-inspired robot, named the Gunfighter (played by Alex Kubik), appears in Beyond Westworld.[1]
  • In the HBO TV series, The Gunslinger is shown briefly in the episode "The Adversary", while Bernard is exploring Sub-Level B82.[2]
  • He shares parallels with several host and human characters in the HBO TV series, notably Hector (a black-clad feared outlaw, whom the guests can fight), the older William (attire, mannerisms, antagonistic role) and even Dolores (the exact same favoured sidearm, Dolores' steely and ruthless resolve while under the influence of the Wyatt persona).

References

  1. Beyond Westworld (1980) DVD Review: ...Where EVERYTHING Went Worng!.
  2. Westworld producers on Maeve's heartbreaking tour, Elsie's fate.

Gallery

The gallery below is automatically generated and contains images in the category "Images of The Gunslinger (1973)". Images added to that category turn up in the gallery after a short time.

Video

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