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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*It is no secret that NOS-4-A2's name derives from ''Nosferatu''.  From Wikipedia: The name ''Nosferatu'' has been presented as possibly an archaic Romanian word, synonymous with vampire. However, it was largely popularized in the late nineteenth century by Western fiction such as Bram Stoker's Dracula. A probable etymology of the term might be derived from the Romanian "Necuratu" (unclean spirit) a term typically used to designate Satan (the Devil) in Romanian.
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*It is no secret that NOS-4-A2's name derives from the word ''Nosferatu''. From Wikipedia: "The name ''Nosferatu'' has been presented as possibly an archaic Romanian word, synonymous with vampire. However, it was largely popularized in the late nineteenth century by Western fiction such as Bram Stoker's ''Dracula''. A probable etymology of the term might be derived from the Romanian "Necuratu" (unclean spirit) a term typically used to designate Satan (the Devil) in Romanian."
   
 
*In a recent interview with [[Tad Stones]], it was revealed that he was the one behind the concept, design and color scheme of NOS-4-A2's character.<ref>[http://blosc.forumotion.com/t60-interview-with-tad-stones Interview with Tad Stones: Question #20]</ref>
 
*In a recent interview with [[Tad Stones]], it was revealed that he was the one behind the concept, design and color scheme of NOS-4-A2's character.<ref>[http://blosc.forumotion.com/t60-interview-with-tad-stones Interview with Tad Stones: Question #20]</ref>
   
*Ironically, the term "energy vampire" already existed before NOS-4-A2, but it was more commonly referred to as a "psychic vampire". These beings were reputed to feed off of the lifeforce of living creatures. The term "energy vampire" is also used metaphorically, to refer to people whose influence leaves a person feeling exhausted, unfocused and depressed, without ascribing the phenomenon to psychic interference.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychic_vampire#Energy_vampires Psychic Vampires: Energy Vampires]</ref> The term only attained a more literal sense through NOS-4-A2's representation, literally feeding off of the energy of robots instead of living creatures.
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*Ironically, the term "energy vampire" already existed before NOS-4-A2, but it was more commonly referred to as a "psychic vampire". These beings were reputed to feed off of the lifeforce of living creatures. The term "energy vampire" is also used metaphorically, to refer to people whose influence leaves a person feeling exhausted, unfocused and depressed, without ascribing the phenomenon to psychic interference.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychic_vampire#Energy_vampires Psychic Vampires: Energy Vampires]</ref> The term was given a more literal sense in the conception of NOS-4-A2's, as he feeds off of electrical energy.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

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NOS-4-A2
NOS-4-A2
Biographical Information
Full Name NOS-4-A2
Birthplace Planet Z
Occupation(s) Energy Vampire
Moral Alignment Villain
Physical Description
Gender Male (programming)
Hair Color None
Eye Color Red (left), Orange (right)
Skin Color Metallic Blue
Relationships
Affiliation Evil Emperor Zurg (formerly)
Powers and Abilities
Powers Drains energy from robots, mind-controls robots
Weaknesses Energy drains
Equipment Energy wings
Production Details
First Appearance NOS-4-A2
Last Appearance Wirewolf
Voice Actor(s) Craig Ferguson
Image Gallery (9)
“I am your doom. I am NOS-4-A2.”
NOS-4-A2 was a robotic energy vampire originally created by the Evil Emperor Zurg to take over Star Command, and who later on became one of Team Lightyear's recurring foes. However, after a failed attempt at taking over Planet Z, NOS-4-A2 was ultimately defeated and destroyed by Ty Parsec in his wirewolf form.

Physical Appearance

Lithe, slender and legless, NOS-4-A2's design resembles that of a typical vampire. His body is shaped like a triangle when his arms are tucked into his cloak, complete with pointed shoulders, taloned claws, and a body that ends in a sharp point. His head, resembling an upside-down triangle, sports a simple orange-colored right optic and a monocle-shaped left optic. His tongue is long and occasionally ends in a forked tip, and he possesses four fangs that are similar to drills. And, like all robots in the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command universe, NOS-4-A2 "bleeds" servo-fluids, has a servo-pump for his "heart", and a motherboard for his "brain".[1]

History

NOS-4-A2

NOS-4-A2 was created in a lab on Planet Z by Zurg. Programming him to be swift, destructive and undefeatable, Zurg also provided the robot with plenty of information on Buzz Lightyear as part of the Evil Emperor's plot to take over Star Command.
NOS corners XR

NOS-4-A2 corners XR before attacking him.

By hiring a cargo ship, Zurg disguised NOS-4-A2 as an piece of cargo that Team Lightyear inadvertently salvaged when Warp Darkmatter attacked the cargo ship. On the journey back to Star Command, however, when XR was given the task of checking up on the cargo, NOS-4-A2 emerged from his coffin and attacked him, leaving the ranger with two small bite marks on the side of his chassis, but no memory of the encounter.

Afterward, once NOS-4-A2's coffin had been examined by the LGMs and left in Star Command's science bay with XR in sleep-mode nearby, the vampire emerged and set off to work. Waking XR, he ordered him to release him from the force-field protecting his coffin. Due to NOS-4-A2's having bitten him previously, XR was under his control. Once free, NOS-4-A2 carried out his main directive of taking over Star Command. With a few clever ruses he successfully led all Space Rangers away from the station.
XR drains NOS

XR drains NOS-4-2's power and shuts him down.

Unfortunately, thanks to a poor choice of words while disguising his voice to sound like Commander Nebula, Buzz and Mira realized something was amiss, returned, and encountered NOS-4-A2 for the first time.

In the ensuing fight, NOS-4-A2 calls upon the help of the mind-controlled XR, whom he has dubbed "Little One", to attack them. Buzz and Mira escape and try to come up with a plan while NOS-4-A2 worsk to use the entire station against them. The energy vampire eventually catches up with Buzz, and the two engage in combat. In the midst of the fight, Booster catches up with XR and reminds him that he is a Space Ranger, not the slave of an energy vampire. Snapping back to his senses, XR drains NOS-4-A2's energy, powering him down.[2]

The Slayer

After being imprisoned on PC-7 for an undisclosed amount of time, NOS-4-A2 escaped to Tradeworld where he became notorious for preying on hapless robots, such as vendbots. One such case incited the rage of the young Savy SL2, who made it her goal to take NOS-4-A2 down in revenge for draining her robotic parents. But when Buzz and XR got involved, NOS-4-A2 shifted his focus to the robot Ranger, desiring revenge for XR putting him away. XR attempted to use his original method of powering the energy vampire down but failed, due to NOS-4-A2 having installed a randometer in his power grid. Savy's re-involvement saved XR from NOS-4-A2's clutches, but the vampire escaped into the sewers.

Buzz, XR and Savy pursued him, discovering his lair and miniature shuttle that resembled a larger version of NOS-4-A2's coffin. Buzz discovered NOS-4-A2 was going after the new crystallic fusion reactor due to go online that evening and decided to intercept him there. When Buzz and XR get ready to attack, Savy does so first, leaving her vulnerable to the vampire's attack. Buzz saves her, but NOS-4-A2 drains his suit, leaving Buzz powerless as he snatches up XR and returns to his lair. Buzz and Savy once again pursue, interrupting NOS-4-A2 as he details how he will drain XR within an inch of his life and recharge him to do it all over again as his form of revenge. To stop Buzz, NOS-4-A2 reanimates the dead robots and orders them to attack him. While Buzz is occupied and the vampire attempts to make his escape with XR, Savy drives a specialized draining unit through NOS-4-A2's randometer and drains him of all his power, saving XR and Buzz.

Wirewolf

Dirty Work

Revenge of the Monsters

Personality

NOS-4-A2 is arrogant; even more arrogant than Zurg. He was created and programmed to destroy Buzz Lightyear and Star Command, defeat not being in his programming. He flaunts his position and power, employs the use of minions to do his bidding, and after his first "failure" becomes his own villain, no longer taking order from Zurg.

Abilities

NOS spreads his wings

NOS-4-A2's "wings" glow with energy when activated.

Flight: Possessing no feet or wheels, NOS-4-A2 moves around by hovering a few inches above the ground. For long-distance travels or heights more than a few meters, he uses his wings instead. His wing's skeletal structure consists of red spines, the wing itself being made up of red-colored energy when in use.

Energy Absorption: NOS-4-A2 can drain energy from robots, machines, weapons and environmental suits. Energy is his sole source of food, and serves to strengthen him. As long as his target is in close proximity, he can absorb its energy and even disintegrate weapons. However, in order to drain and control a machine, he has to bite it. 

Mind Control: By biting a robot or a machine (or using energy on machines or robots he has already bitten) NOS-4-A2 can simultaneously drain it and hack into its systems, installing a mind control program that enables him to command it in any way he pleases.

Energy Blasts: NOS-4-A2 can fire beams of blue energy from his hands and his mouth to attack his opponents. They can temporarily stun a target.[2]

Monocle: NOS-4-A2's left eye serves more of a purpose than a simple eye. Emitting a beam of red light, NOS-4-A2 can hypnotize robots and apply a similar type of mind control (though with limited duration) as with his bites.

Finger Rays: Although never used in battle, NOS-4-A2's fingers have been shown to be able to peel back and emit a fiery-hot beam similar to a blowtorch that can heat up and even melt some metals given time.

Voice Imitation: NOS-4-A2 can easily imitate someone else's voice.[2]

Randometer: NOS-4-A2 had once installed a randometer in his power grid to prevent others, like XR and Savy SL2, from draining him dry. Instead, it sends a current of energy as backlash to the opponent. However, the randometer was destroyed when Savy staked NOS-4-A2 in the chest with her specialized power absorption unit.[1]

Quotes

  • "Lovely!"
  • "Jolly good!"

NOS-4-A2

  • "Resist me not, Little One. For you, are mine..."
  • "I am your doom. I am NOS-4-A2."
  • "Defeat is unacceptable. I was programmed only for a swift and destructive victory."
  • "I am NOS-4-A2. I cannot be defeated. It's not in my programming!"

Dirty Work

  • "Eww! I hate veggies!"

The Slayer

  • "Might I please have my revenge, is that too much to ask?"

Revenge of the Monsters

  • "Oh, please stop whining. It's giving my motherboard a migraine."

Wirewolf

  • "BLEH! I never drink... blood. Argh, now I've lost my appetite completely."

Trivia

  • It is no secret that NOS-4-A2's name derives from the word Nosferatu. From Wikipedia: "The name Nosferatu has been presented as possibly an archaic Romanian word, synonymous with vampire. However, it was largely popularized in the late nineteenth century by Western fiction such as Bram Stoker's Dracula. A probable etymology of the term might be derived from the Romanian "Necuratu" (unclean spirit) a term typically used to designate Satan (the Devil) in Romanian."
  • In a recent interview with Tad Stones, it was revealed that he was the one behind the concept, design and color scheme of NOS-4-A2's character.[3]
  • Ironically, the term "energy vampire" already existed before NOS-4-A2, but it was more commonly referred to as a "psychic vampire". These beings were reputed to feed off of the lifeforce of living creatures. The term "energy vampire" is also used metaphorically, to refer to people whose influence leaves a person feeling exhausted, unfocused and depressed, without ascribing the phenomenon to psychic interference.[4] The term was given a more literal sense in the conception of NOS-4-A2's, as he feeds off of electrical energy.

Appearances

Episodes

Books

Video Games

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Slayer", Ep. 26. Steve Loter (Director) & Ken Koonce, Michael Merton (Story Editors & Writers). Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. Disney Enterprises, Inc./Pixar Animation Studios. October 31, 2000.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "NOS-4-A2", Ep. 06. Victor Cook (Director) & Michael A. Medlock (Writer). Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. Disney Enterprises, Inc./Pixar Animation Studios. October 8, 2000.
  3. Interview with Tad Stones: Question #20
  4. Psychic Vampires: Energy Vampires
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