This AU is making my brain go weird places help. OK so things I know: 1. you ship Grillster.. or at least one-sided crushing Grillby-ster, and 2. as you said in the Windows 7 joke post a couple days ago, Gaster's positronic brain isn't programmed for sexual attraction. So. *pats Grillby* that's rough buddy. Why the difference though? I'm guessing this will be explained later in detail, but does Grillby have more of his original body? Or, did Gaster not have an organic body in the first place?
Ok *stretches* here we go.
Ok Im going to start right of the bat by saying this:
Gaster is a full blown machine, a robot. He is an A.I. in it’s purest form. He has never had an organic body because he was never organic. (don’t worry Trifoyle, Im not mad at you
(Also, Grillby has most of his original body, he just has a few minor augmentations)
Now, we’re gonna delve into the inner workings of Gaster’s mind and (my favorite subject) Robot Psychology. ^^
So, In my explanation of Synthoids, I explained that they can survive without their soul core as long as they have an alternative power source. This means that Gaster doesn’t particularly have a “soul”. Or at the very least, he has no connection to the soul that powers him. You could say his ‘spirit’ or ‘sense of self’ comes from his positronic brain.
A positronic brain is a fictional technological device, originally conceived by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov (1920–1992). It functions as a central processing unit (CPU) for androids, and, in some unspecified way, provides them with a form of consciousness recognizable to humans.
Two examples of individuals who have positronic brains are Sonny from ‘I Robot’ and Lieutenant Commander Data from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’.
Yourng Gaster behaves how the humans programmed to. Him along with 3 other synthoids where given personalities to accomplish specific tasks. (ex. construction, warfare, espionage, exc.) Gaster’s behavior is not guided by emotion, but by logic. His job was to make calculations and predictions, a tactician. Like most machines created by humans, Gaster fallowed Issac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics” up until a specific incident witch liberated him.
He can’t feel anything even though he is powered by a soul. So as you can see in the few pictures I’ve made of him, young Gaster has no emotions.
Older Gaster is a little more complex. The personality that most people see didn’t develop until thousands of years later, when Gaster completed his construction of the Cyberground. In the beginning, Cyber was mostly imitating organic behavior in order to make the monsters of the Cyberground feel more comfortable. However, the soul that was once only a power source is slowly beginning to sync up with his positronic brain, giving him the ability to comprehend feelings
He can experience positive emotions such as joy and happiness like an organic, but he still has trouble grasping negative emotions. In fact, when Gaster comes close to experiencing anger or hatred, he reverts back to his earlier self. But Gaster usually snaps out of it when the emotion passes. (This phenomenon could be caused by the remnants of ‘The Three Laws’ burned onto his cortex)
The robots made by the monsters are ghosts inhabiting metal bodies. In other words, they have a full range of emotions. That being said, Gaster sometimes feels alone in his struggle to understand organics.
But Gaster will eventually learn and experiences the entire emotional spectrum one day.
*sigh* Thats about it.^^ Im gonna go chill now. -w-