G.One (character)

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G.One
Ra.One character
Ra.Oneposter.jpg
Shah Rukh Khan as G.One in Ra.One flaunting his six pack abs while carrying an unconscious Kareena Kapoor clad in hot red sari.
Created by Anubhav Sinha[1]
Portrayed by Shah Rukh Khan
Information
Nickname(s) Jeevan
Species Cyborg
Gender Male
Occupation superhero
Family Shekhar Subramaniam (creator)
Nationality Indian

G.One (Hindi: जी.वन; Full: Good One), is the superhero character of the 2011 Bollywood science fiction film, Ra.One, written and directed by Anubhav Sinha. The character is portrayed by Shahrukh Khan.

Background[edit]

First look poster of Ra.One was revealed in the month of January 2011. Poster saw Shahrukh Khan in a new avatar and also a text stating "Introducing G.ONE", the name character played by Khan.[2] Khan revealed in interview stating that G.One and Ra.One have been created from electricity. They come from virtual world into the real, on plane created from electro magnetic waves around us.[3] Ra.One is villain to G.One, the character which is portrayed by Arjun Rampal. Shah Rukh Khan also stated that the concept of both G.One and Ra.One come from ancient Indian mythology :"Ra.One is the modern, new age technology version of our mythological "Raavan", who was a mixture of ten different evil characters. I am essaying the role of G.One or better say "Jeevan", a superhero who saves the mankind from Ra.One's torment. Through this film, I want to prove that Indian superheroes can also be as cool as the international ones.[4]"

Biography[edit]

When Shekhar's son gives him the idea of creating a game in which the villain is stronger than the hero, he quickly develops Ra.One, with G.One being the hero, but less powerful. The night when Ra.One is launched, Shekar's son, Prateek, plays the game facing Ra.One with his game-name Lucifer, while everyone is partying. Akashi, a game designer, then detects a problem with the game, and is very worried when he reads the message Lucifer shall die. Just as Shekhar is about to go home, Akashi stops him and tells him that the game will not shut off. Shekhar tells his wife and son to go home, saying he'll be back in a few hours. He does see the problem just as Ra.One comes out of the game, kills Akashi and takes his form. Shekhar, upon seeing the framework where Ra.One's model was standing broken and seeing the body of Akashi, leaves the building and heads home to warn his family about Ra.One but, is stopped by Ra.One, who asks him if he was Lucifer. Shekhar, in a desperate attempt to save his son, lies that he is indeed Lucifer. But Ra.One scans his ID card and comes to know that he is lying and kills him in the street and dumps him with his Volkswagen into the river.

After Shekhar's funeral, Shekhar's wife sees no point in staying in UK and decides to move to India, but Prateek (a.k.a Lucifer) notices burn marks in the street showing Shekhar's death was not an accident and tries to find what killed him. He comes to know the truth, and conveys it to one of his father's co-workers, who believes him after seeing the evidence and realises that the only way to stop Ra.One is G.One, who is still in the game. She uses exactly the same way to bring G.One out of the game but fails the first time. Then Prateek notices the H.A.R.T and connects it to G. One's mannequin and succeeds. The first thing G.One does is to fight Ra.One. He takes Ra.One by surprise and succeeds in taking out his H.A.R.T. After the fight, Sonia gets ready to leave for India along with Prateek, but realises in the last moment that G.One has to come with them. Thus they all go to India and begin living in Shekhar's old house. It is shown that Sonia and Prateek begin thinking that G.One has Shekhar's soul in himself. G. One was designed to look like Shekhar and he'd also put a folder of proverbs in him that enables him to say Shekhar's favorite sayings. G.One struggles to understand emotions and claims it is not part of his programming.

Throughout the film the three bond and Sonia and Prateek develop strong feelings towards G.One. Then Ra.One recreates himself and continues his search. After playing many bizarre tricks, he manages to kidnap Prateek and hypnotise Sonia. G.One first saves Sonia and then tries to save Prateek. But, in order to do that, he has to face Ra. One. He survives the first two levels but, in the 3rd and final level, Ra.One creates an illusion which divides him into 10 exact copies of him, and challenges G.One to shoot him in the H.A.R.T. First both G.One and Prateek are confused, then Prateek realises that the key is hidden in his father's sayings. He thinks of the last saying in G. One's folder- "every bad-doer leaves a shadow behind" and notices that of the 10 Ra.Ones, only one has a shadow. G.One kills shoots him in his HART and kills him. The pieces of Ra.One shower down from the explosion and G.One protects Prateek from them. G.One dies from this after saying he thinks he will miss Prateek. He returns with Ra.One pieces in him back to the game world, telling Prateek that this was the plan all along.

6 months later, it is shown that Prateek and Sonia have moved back to UK. Prateek has been trying very hard to resurrect G.One, as he has his H.A.R.T, which had been partially destroyed. He finally manages to repair the H.A.R.T and G.One reappears, it is hinted that G.One will continue to live with Sonia and Prateek.

Design[edit]

G.One eyes are blue as his character is all about the blue electricity power, and the positive force of life.

  • HART: (Hertz Amplifying Resonance Transmitter) is G.One's heart.
  • N.R.P: G.One's eyes have Navigational & Radiation Projector.
  • R.O.A.D.M: Accessorising G.One is his power belt in the form of the Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer
  • I.R.C.G: in the abs region is the Impact Resistance Circuit Grid .
  • P.T.C.S: Photon Torepedo Charge Station is near shoulder so that the power is generated
  • S.P.S: Power shoes are equipped with Suction and Propulsion System.
  • T.S.R: G.One's right shoulder features the Transgalactic Signal Responder
  • A.M.P.F: his right arm comes equipped with the Active-Matrix Power Force.
  • I.C.N.M: The Intensity Control Nova Module enables G.One's power pulse.
  • A.N.D.C: In the back, G.One's suit comes fitted with Amoled Nano Droid Converter.
  • D.E.C: the Digital Electrolytic Capacitor also exist in the back of his suit.
  • S.W.C: Selenion Wave Control.[5]

Powers displayed throughout the film[edit]

Electrical manipulation

G.One can control and absorb blue electricity which he can use to heal himself and discharge it as energy balls.

H.A.R.T. disabling gun

After reaching level 3 both G.One and Ra.One can manifest guns which contain one bullet which can disable a HART if it strikes one of them while the body and the hart are connected. G.One's gun resembles a double-barrelled pistol.

Ability to cure mind control

G.One can cure a person who was being controlled by Ra.One.However this ability is not 100% verifiable as Sonia is the only person G.One cures.

Suction and propulsion jump

G.One can jump huge distances using his Suction and Propulsion shoes.

Massive strength

G.One has superhuman strength. However in contrast to Ra.One it is far less.

Personality[edit]

G.One is very less destructive than Ra.One. When he first meets Sonia and Prateek, he is only programmed to follow instructions given to him by Lucifer(Prateek).Later whenever he is given a command he utters 'Decision Taken'.He knows many languages just like Ra.One.He cannot understand emotions as they are not compatible with his syntac.He almost has no expression normally.However,when he is proved right he does smile.

Video games[edit]

Shahrukh Khan launches 'Ra.One' – Nvidia GEFORCE GTX 560Ti graphic card

In July, Red Chillies Entertainment declared a tie-up with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to build a full cycle game of the film on PlayStation.[6] Released on 5 October at an event in Mumbai, "Ra.One – The Game" offers more than 20 game environments, features original voice-overs from the actors and is available on PS2 and PS3; the former being available for the Indian market and the latter for the international market. The project boasts of a series of firsts: a first full cycle Blu-ray PS3 game developed with an Indian developer; first console game to be dubbed by a leading Bollywood actor and also the first Bollywood title to appear as a full cycle PlayStation game.[7]

On 14 October, a gaming tournament titled "The Ra.One Nvidia GeForce lan" was held in Mumbai. The event, which hosted over 1000 gamers competing against each other, featured several popular games such as "FIFA", "Counter-Strike" and "Call of Duty", and was telecast live on YouTube, showcasing digital innovation by means of live interactive contests, puzzles etc.[8]

In addition to launching the video game, Red Chillies also collaborated with UTV Indiagames to design a social game based on the film named the Ra.One Genesis.[9] The game reached the No. 1 position on the iTunes store within 24 hours of its launch, becoming the first ever Bollywood movie app to be top-featured on iPhone and iPad.[10] An investment of around INR45 million (US$760,000), the storyline of the game is not borrowed from or similar to that of the movie though it is based on the character of G.One. The game was launched across platforms like mobiles, tablet computers, the direct-to-home platform and social networking sites like Facebook.[9] According to the company's digital and new media head Shailja Gupta, the idea behind the digital marketing is to create a franchisee for Ra.One. She explained, "Social gaming is just one part of the digit marketing strategy. The unique part of the social game is the integration of merchandise and gaming."[9]

Powers in the game[edit]

  • Kinematics – 186,282 MPZ per second.

G.One Cruises faster than a blink of human eye-lid. Control Unit-S.P.S

  • Invigorated electrical component which energises up to 174PW.

(1PW = 1015 Zatts) G.One can produce a huge amount of Pure Blue Electricity or Sparks. Control Unit-I.C.N.M.

  • Vocal apparatus is equipped with cognitive ability to interpret 400 languages.

Control Unit-Undefined {His brain has some functions which are not Defined}

  • Demodulating Sonic Frequencies from the macrocosm that apprises him of impending danger.

Control Unit-Undefined {His brain has some functions which are not Defined}

  • Retinal Broadcasting Pixel empowered with a radiation scanner and X-ray vision.

Control Unit- N.R.P

  • G.One can act as an oracle i.e. he can know future occurrences and can stop them.
  • Like other superheros G.One can fly. He is empowered with 'propellant – suction' shoes.

Control unit-S.P.S

Promotions[edit]

Shahrukh Khan launched an official Facebook page for G.One known as G.One Squad that will allow the users to gain entry into the squad as G.One Squad members.[11] An official G.One store was also launched on the film's official website, where people could buy merchandises related to the film. Products included back to school items, limited edition toys, as well as many other things.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Real-reel face off". MiD DAY. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Shahrukh rocks as G.ONE in RA.ONE first look". 04 January 2011. Glamsham.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ra.One and G.One created from electricity". 17 September 2011. Apunkachoice.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Bhandari, Ankita (14 September 2011). "SRK: Gauri is the true 'Wonder Woman' for tolerating me". DailyBhaskar. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  5. ^ "Deconstructing G.One: A look at G.One's powers". 30 August 2011. Bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Bollywood Hungama News Network (12 August 2011). ""It has been a dream to be somehow involved in videogame designing" – SRK". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  7. ^ Press Trust of India (5 October 2011). "PlayStation launches game on SRK flick RA.One". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  8. ^ BusinessofCinema.com Team (14 October 2011). "Shah Rukh Khan to battle with gamers at Ra.One NVIDIA GeForce LAN". BusinessofCinema. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  9. ^ a b c Shinde, Shivani (30 August 2011). "India's first social game for Ra.One". Business Standard. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  10. ^ S, Anish K (14 October 2011). "Ra.One game no.1 on iPhone appstore". Technics Today. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  11. ^ "G.One Squad on Ra.One's official Facebook page". 15 September 2011. Oneindia.in. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "G.One Store". Ra.One: Official Website. Retrieved 2011-09-22.