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Festus, an automaton.

Automatons are like robots but are more highly developed than ordinary machines. Most are made out of Celestial Bronze with some exceptions. They have intricate circuitry in them which makes them hard to fix.

An automaton statue of William H. Seward.

Abilities

Automatons possess built-in maneuvers, activated by voice command, such as Daedalus' Plan Twenty-Three. ​​​​​​However, Charles Beckendorf described them as being dangerous if not fixed or activated the proper way. An example of this is Festus, an automaton dragon that went rogue after Beckendorf died in the 2nd Titanomachy. The dragon caused lots of havoc and was considered to be a massive threat until it was tamed by Leo Valdez. Some abilities that automatons possess include: ​​​​​

  • Enhanced Physical Prowess: They have massive strength and endurance, being able to carry many people and withstand normal attacks.
  • Enhanced Reflexes: They are fast enough to be able to deflect arrows.
  • Flight: Some of them have the ability to fly, such as the Angel Statues and Festus.
  • Shapeshifting: Some of them can transform into other forms, such as when Festus folded down into a suitcase.
  • Sentience (limited): Some automatons possess limited sentience and perhaps even free will. 

Known/Notable Automatons

Trivia

Items
Personal Weapons: Riptide | Annabeth's Knife | Backbiter | Frank's Spear | Hazel's Spatha | Katoptris | Nico's Sword | Thalia's Spear | Aegis | Hades' Sword | Kronos' Scythe | Ivlivs | Master Bolt | Poseidon's Trident | Reyna's Spear | Silver Bow | Hades' Staff | Juno's Gladius | Annabeth's Sword | Sumarbrander | Gungnir | Gjallar | Mjolnir | Thor's Staff | Khopesh | Mallory's Serrated Knives | Meg's Twin Imperial Gold siccae blades | Caduceus | Apollo's Golden Bow | Artemis' Knives | Ares' Sword | Ares' Shield | Thyrsus | Hecate's Torches | Minotaur's Axe | Leroy's Sword | Tyson's Javelin | Alex's Garrote Wire | Piper's Sword
Magical Items: Annabeth's Yankees Cap | Helm of Darkness | Keys of Hades | Flying Chariot | Golden Apple | Apples of Immortality | Greek Fire | Hermes' Multivitamins | Leo's Magical Toolbelt | Nectar and Ambrosia | Pandora's Pithos | Winged Shoes | Golden Fleece | Stygian Ice Whistle | Serapis' Staff | Magic 8 Ball | Arrow of Dodona | Pig Ball | Mechanical Spider | Angel Statues | Athena Parthenos | Chiron's Wheelchair | Diocletian's Scepter | Flaming Dodgeball | Gleipnir | Poseidon's Pearls | Queen Hippolyta's Belt | Mistletoe Arrow | Frank's Stick | Expand-o-Duck | Caligula's Caligae | Ran’s Net | Rune Stones | Nábrók
Spoils of War: Minotaur's Horn | Medusa's Head | Kampê's Scimitars | Nemean Lion's Pelt | Gorgon Blood | Cornucopia | Lydian Drakon Hide | Phineas' Robe and Slippers | Triptolemus's Almanac | Odysseus' Astrolabe
Items: Camp Necklace | Chameleon Armor | Daedalus' Laptop | Golden drachma | Denarius | Red Gold | Mark of Athena | Thalia's Shield | Video Shield | Wristwatch Shield | Golden Mango | Sibylline Books | Letter of Recommendation
Ships Amos' Boat | Argo II | CSS Birmingham | Egyptian Queen | Julia Drusilla Yachts | Pax | Queen Anne's Revenge | Reed Boat
Blessed Metals: Adamantine | Celestial Bronze | Imperial Gold | Stygian Iron | Bone Steel
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