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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.

But as people could not viably exist eternally, 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 HS I 46 - Gordon Duplicant HS II 29 - Hill Duplicant HS II 18 - Bullock Duplicant Rossum Duplicant Batman Duplicant
Randa Duane Commissioner Gordon Hamilton Hill Harvey Bullock Karl Rossum Batman Duplicant