(Disney)This past weekend was owned by Big Hero 6, the first Marvel-inspired, Disney Animation Studios feature to hit theaters thus far. The movie delighted audiences of all ages to the tune of $56 million and the biggest reason for its success is the film’s highly-squeezable hero, Baymax. The blimpy, soft-spoken robot begins the story as a personal healthcare assistant and ends it fully weaponized, morphing into a rocket-fueled superhero thanks to his newest buddy, Hiro Hamada. Baymax is one of the best movie robots since WALL-E, and therefore deserves to be celebrated. These are the top 10 coolest things about him:
10. He Comes With His Own Docking Station
Baymax can be stored compactly and out of the way as he deflates into his own personal docking station about the size of a toolbox. He’s a practically-built piece of artificial intelligence.
9. He Can Diagnose Any Health Problem
Baymax was designed by Hiro’s older brother, Tadashi, to “heal the sick and injured” as a personal healthcare assistant robot. So his diagnosis capabilities are seemingly endless. He’s equipped with a happy face diagnostic scale, defibrillators in his hands, and an admirable bedside manner. He’ll tell you, “There, there, it will be alright” if you are his “patient” and he won’t leave you alone until you’re well again.
7. His Soothing Robot Voice and Face
Not only does Baymax heal the sick, he does it with a relaxing voice that patients of all ages would find comforting. Voiced by Scott Adsit, Baymax will follow instructions to a tee, but he’s not immune to the occasional robot misunderstanding. He’s also simply designed so he’s incredibly easy to love, like Hello Kitty.
6. Baymax Gets “Drunk” When His Battery is Low
One of the funniest scenes in Big Hero 6 is when Hiro has to sneak Baymax back into Aunt Cass’ house. The robot’s battery is low and Hiro gets a taste of Baymax the drunkard as the big guy deflates and has trouble walking and talking.
5. He Can Repair Himself
As a robot, Baymax feels no pain, obviously, so he carries some of the same qualities as his other movie robot ancestors. Like The Terminator, Baymax can fix himself if need be. All he needs is some Scotch Tape.
4. He’s Not Fast
The most hilarious thing about Baymax may be his dainty little footsteps. Equipped with a fat body and tiny legs, the inflatable hero readily admits, “I am not fast.” But that doesn’t stop him from heading out into the world.
3. He’s Highly Huggable
2. He Makes a Pretty Sweet Superhero
After he gets “upgrades” compliments of Hiro, Baymax becomes a rocket-fueled fighting machine who can soar above the city of San Fransokyo and take out any enemy. Hiro gives Baymax a carbon fiber suit of armor to protect his soft underbelly and creates an Iron Man-like power fist for him that can be launched at evil targets.
1. Baymax is Tadashi
Hiro realizes halfway through Big Hero 6 that his brother, Tadashi, never intended Baymax to be used as a weapon of vengeance. Tadashi wanted to help a lot of people and Baymax was how he would do it. The robot carries Tadashi’s selfless personality and calming demeanor and through him, Hiro can still keep a little piece of his brother always.