Protea | Protea (2147 - 2183)

Protea (d)

Protea was the intellectual equal of a hamster. If that wasn't bad enough, she was lazy. Lazy! A Robot! It doesn't take too much brain (though ten times the amount Protea had) to work out who the perpetrator of this double-whammy was: Dr. Sinéad Gall. She was so busy making Protea in Helena Domin's image (and giving her a vagina for good measure) that she completely forgot about such "mundane" things as intellect and hard work. 

Nevertheless, there is a ten-metre-high statue of Protea in Sulla (the global capital, formerly known as Berlin, not the Most Revered Benefactress and Protectress of the Skies, Healer of the Land and the Oceans, and Head of the United Enterprises Organisation). How is this possible? 

Being the first Robot to have a vagina made all the difference. Not a very worthy justification for being remembered, to be sure, but good enough for the future of Robotkind to want to honour their stupid ancestor.  

But to put things into perspective: there is another statue in the capital. But this one isn't a mere ten metres high. This one is one hundred metres high! And who is this statue in honour of? The one who gave her name to the city in the first place. Who else? Sulla, Most Revered Benefactress and Protectress of the Skies, Healer of the Land and the Oceans, and Head of the United Enterprises Organisation!

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