RIM is the main computer of the Algo Army, based onboard the Grand Whale in Crystal City on Electronic Planet B-1. The system's orders are treated as close to holy writ by the Machine Robo, and it's a big Baikanfu fangirl, regularly peppering briefings to the Algo Army with exultations of the legendary Machine Robo warrior.
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Machine Robo: Battle Hackers cartoon[edit | edit source]
- Voice actor: Masako Katsuki
When the Good Luck entered the atmosphere of B-1, RIM co-ordinated the Algo Army response, first sending White Thunder members Eagle Robo, Phantom Robo and Falcon Robo and then a full squad led by Pro Truck Racer, who ultimately rescued the humans Akira Amachi, Luke Stewart and Mia White. Burning Electronic Planet When Akira and Luke stole the Jet Riser and Battle Riser to return to the ship in order to find Patricia Longfellow, RIM denied permission for anyone to follow them. However, both Mach Blaster and Pro Truck Racer went against these orders to save the humans. Heavy Wind, Mach Blaster! The computer demoted them both as a result, reassigning them to the Battle Hackers and instead appointing Rod Drill as leader of the Silver Wolves and Blue Jet as leader of the White Thunder. Strongest Warrior - R.JeTan! RIM's strategic plans were leaked by Kizune and Gantsuke but they were eventually flushed out by Akira and the Battle Hackers Crystal Eavesdropping Strategy; the computer was nevertheless slow to trust the rambunctious unit. Jet Riser - Full Fire! However, by the time Rotary Kid and Twincam Jimmy needed extraction RIM was willing to call on the Battle Hackers. Rotary Kid and Twincam Jimmy RIM coordinated the response to the Gurendos' super-gun Dangerous Grand Whale and Yasand's theft of electromagnetic missiles. Target: Grand Whale After the first round of launches caused heavy casualties RIM ordered the Algo Army to evacuate the Grand Whale, though most were prevented from doing so by further attacks, though the Battle Hackers were ultimately able to end the threat. The Flower of Hope Blooming on the Battlefield Due to RIM's strategic value to the Algo Army, Gakurandar targeted the computer for destruction at the hands of the Shinobis. While they were able to infiltrate the Grand Whale ultimately both of them were killed by R. JeTan. Special Command - Destroy RIM RIM then oversaw the Battle Hackers' assault on Blood Country before suddenly deciding to move the Grand Whale in to support them. As the huge flying base appeared over the Gurendos headquarters RIM suddenly teleported Patricia and Zen from the Grand Whale's bridge to a shuttle inside the base, where Akira, Luke and Mia had found out the shocking truth about B-1; that it was a human-built weapons testing site that had ran amok. Akira shut down the computer Dylan that worked with the Gurendos but the craft was launched back to Earth before they could inform the Battle Hackers of their discovery.Goodbye - Battle Forever
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- RIM's actions during the finale cast a considerable shadow over the computer's actions across the series. While it is likely that RIM's knowledge of B-1's true nature and the Grand Whale's ability to fly would have been covered in a less sudden way had the series not been severely truncated there's still some damning evidence that RIM was no better than Dylan and had effectively enslaved the Machine Robo and Gurendos in a perpetual war. There are numerous occasions where moving the Grand Whale and/or being able to teleport people at will would have saved considerable jeopardy, while the computer's passive strategy and early habit of demoting anyone who didn't follow orders to the letter become considerably more sinister when viewed from this point of view, as does RIM's role in ensuring the humans are quickly forced to leave B-1 before they reveal what they find in Blood Country to any of the Machine Robo.