There are a few villains I just feel bad for - they're not fleshed out, the heroes they're fighting are just pathetic, but they still have no hope of winning. Hun-Dred here takes that up to 11. From the very short-lived Robo Force cartoon, Hun-Dred had all of one episode to make his mark and be defeated without even a hint of a return.
Robo Force told the story of Dr. Fury, a guy that built robots - what a surprise. An army of similar robots called the Cult of Dred (what a cool name!) attacked his lab and kidnapped him. Ten years later, his son, Mark Fury, builds his own army of robots to rescue his father. Hun-Dred here wanted to resurrect Nazgar, a dictator that lived 2000 years ago. Hun-Dred finds the three messenger crystals Nazgar left behind and returns him to life, forcing Dr. Fury to build Nazgar a robot body. Mark Fury and his Robo Force infiltrate Nazgar's fortress and practically kill everyone.
It's not much of a story, but it really doesn't need to be. It was one episode, what can you really expect? One thing I didn't expect to see is Hun-Dred's gruesome death though.
That's a finality that you hardly ever saw in cartoons (outside of the Transformers movie, I suppose). Was it really necessary to kill Hun-Dred off? And this was right after seeing his weapon shatter as soon as it touched his nemesis, Maxx Steel. I haven't seen a villain's competency plummet so fast in a cartoon ever. Hun-Dred totally got the shaft here and I don't think he deserved it. Sure he was a goofy looking robot, but compared to the others that had rotors on their head or pop-up scanners, I think mouth lasers is pretty cool. And he was voiced by Ron Feinberg, the same guy who voiced Doc Terror from the Centurions, and his voice fit Hun-Dred so much better. Should the cartoon go on, I could have seen Hun-Dred being a competent villain. He just never had the chance.
So let's get to the ratings!