We can't count the times Magic Cyclops has called it quits, but it looks like the bandana hero might officially be finished in its traditional form. But it's still not gone forever -- due to popular demand, Magic Roboclops has been born, a cyborg version of Magic Cyclops that struggles to understand its past and its place in the world. It's less a metaphor than you'd think.
"Magic was buried on the banks of the Mississippi in his home town of Davenport, Iowa in a shoe box containing a headband, CD and DVD for future generations to find," says the character now known as Magic Roboclops. "People got mad and sad, so he was dug up and brought back as a cyborg who stuggles with his memories of a past life."
For Magic, it had been a struggle in recent years, as the persona had stopped being funny to him, but as a staple of the Denver scene, nobody wanted to see it go. From the looks of it, this is a compromise that had to be made, both a way to keep the character fresh and new, and to appease fans. It's also rather reminiscent of what happened when Superman died, where four new heroes replaced Superman (including a cyborg Superman), before ultimately, the man of steel was officially resurrected. Here's to hoping we'll see four different iterations on Magic Cyclops, especially if one of them is a cloned, teenage boy.
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Magic Roboclops will be making its first public appearance at the Surfside 7 in Ft. Collins on Thursday, August 25 as the "the world's first robotic Magic Cyclops DJ machine."