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Details of Hammergeddon are sketchy, but defence analysts believe the self-aware machine is able to detect and home in on the characteristic burbling noise humans emit when exposed to a fresh basket of wriggling, chubby pups. Its armoured head-carapace is capable of battering down any domestic door, enabling it to get in close enough to target individual puppies and grade them according to lovability.
After issuing a health and safety warning in compliance with the Geneva Conventions, it then loads the unsuspecting, mewling little darlings into its magazine, jettisons the spigot cover and locks each puppy firmly into position on the mounting provided. Sophisticated targeting systems home in on the pup’s oversized, floppy ears and retract them out of the way, before the AI component decides which hammer will be unnecessarily large for the mission and deploys it with precision to devastating effect. The mangled carcass is then ejected, messily, and the process is repeated until the hopper is empty.
Finally, the gore-spattered robot methodically eliminates all witnesses before issuing a press release reminding the doubting public that newly-whelped dogs can very easily be hidden under a burqa and sneaked past metal detectors.
“Bwaa haa haa,” cackled Mr Slaughter, as he lit a billion-dollar nuclear cigar with a butane-fuelled Labrador puppy’s red-hot nose. “If you think Hammergeddon is morally questionable, wait till you see the plans we’re drawing up for the ultimate kitten-flenser.”