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Name: Holographic Analytical Reciprocating Digital Computer
Alias(es): H.A.R.D.A.C.
Affiliation: Cybertron
Portrayed by: Jeff Bennett
First appearance: Heart of Steel Part I
Last appearance: His Silicon Soul
Appears in: 3 Episodes
H.A.R.D.A.C. Gallery

Created by computer genius Karl Rossum, H.A.R.D.A.C. (Holographic Analytical Reciprocating Digital Computer) went off of his creator's plans and began thinking for itself. Creating duplicates of Gotham's wealthy and overtaking their companies to make itself more powerful, H.A.R.D.A.C. almost succeeded before it was stopped by Batman.


H.A.R.D.A.C. was created by computer genius Karl Rossum. He said that the computer was a sample built to demonstrate the achievability of artificial intelligence machinery. Even if that assertion was correct, the accuracy is that H.A.R.D.A.C. had decided that the most rational way to elude that would be to remove the cause of death itself, the transience of human beings.

As people could not viably exist eternally, however, H.A.R.D.A.C. decided to substitute the entire human race with androids, thereby eradicating the problem from its defective perspective. H.A.R.D.A.C. created some androids, counting an impersonator copying Randa Duane (H.A.R.D.A.C. secretly killed the real Randa Duane) and other machines which stole advanced machinery from other corporations, including Wayne Enterprises.

HARDAC's Duplicants

HS I 32 - Randa.jpg HS I 46 - Gordon Duplicant.jpg HS II 29 - Hill Duplicant.jpg HS II 18 - Bullock Duplicant.jpg Batman Duplicant.jpg
Randa Duane Commissioner Gordon Hamilton Hill Harvey Bullock Batman Duplicant