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Encyclopedia > Master Control Program (Tron)

The Master Control Program (MCP), voiced by David Warner, is the main villain of the Disney movie Tron. It was an artificial intelligence created by Ed Dilinger (also played by Warner) that ruled over the world inside ENCOM's mainframe computer. During the rule of the MCP, many programs were enslaved and forced to play games against its henchmen, led by Sark. David Warner David Warner (born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England) is an English actor who often plays sinister or evil characters. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney; NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Tron is a 1982 Walt Disney Productions science fiction film starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and his counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron), Cindy Morgan as Lora Baines (and Yori) and Dan Shor as Ram. ... Hondas humanoid robot AI redirects here. ... ENCOM is the name of a software production company from the movie Tron. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sark is an evil computer program who is one of the main characters in the film Tron. ...

The MCP, as seen in the 1982 Disney film, Tron
The MCP, as seen in the 1982 Disney film, Tron

Ed Dillinger, a rising exec at ENCOM, wrote the MCP to administer the company's computer network (in effect an AI Superuser). However, the MCP had the capacity to learn and grew beyond the confines of its original programming. It began to steal data from other systems, and took control of several companies and institutions. Its intelligence - and ambition - grew nearly out of control, and the MCP grew to desire nothing less than world domination; with the information at its command, the MCP believed it could run things 900 to 1200 times better than any human. Image File history File links MCP.jpg‎ the MCP, as seen in the 1982 movie Tron This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced the film, and possibly also by any actors appearing in the... On many computer operating systems, superuser is the term used for the special user account that is controlled by the system administrator. ...


Eventually, however, the MCP caused its own downfall. It digitized former ENCOM programmer Kevin Flynn, who had come dangerously close to uncovering Dillinger's schemes. Flynn, in the computer world, allied himself with Tron, a security program; their combined efforts resulted in the deresolution (death) of the MCP by destroying his heart which is at the center. It ends most of its conversations with Dillinger and Sark with "End of line". Tron, played by Bruce Boxleitner, is the titular character of the Disney movie Tron. ... In computing, EOL refers to the end-of-line character or signal. ...


Kingdom Hearts II

MCP as seen in Kingdom Hearts II
MCP as seen in Kingdom Hearts II

In Kingdom Hearts II, the MCP was based on the ENCOM program when it was transferred into a super computer created by Ansem the Wise, who then modified the ENCOM program, which made the computer vulnerable for the MCP to take over, apparently rebooted by Xehanort, Ansem's corrupt apprentice to be in control of the Hollow Bastion OS. Taking over the Space Paranoids with "virtual Heartless", the MCP intended to take over the Radiant Garden as it evolved to the point that it sees "Users" of no more use. To that end, the MCP intended to unlock the DTD Program, only for Sora and company with Tron to interfere. After that, the MCP began to materialize his Heartless into the "real world" and reprogrammed the security system to attack non-Heartless beings. To counter it, Tron was upgraded with a program created by Cid and company that will destroy the MCP. After defeating Sark, the MCP took actions directly and fused Sark with some of his functions, and placed a protective barrier around himself that could block enemy attacks. However, even after fighting Tron, Sora and company directly, the MCP was destroyed, Sark ceasing to exist after the MCP's death. Tron then took its place in managing the Radiant Garden's computers with the MCP no more. Since David Warner was unavailable to voice him (and Sark), the MCP was voiced by Corey Burton. Image File history File links MCP_in_KH2. ... Image File history File links MCP_in_KH2. ... Kingdom Hearts II ) is an RPG video game developed by Square Enix and partly published by Buena Vista Games, directed by Tetsuya Nomura, character designer of several popular games such as Final Fantasy VII. Kingdom Hearts II was first released in 2005 in Japan for the PlayStation 2. ... Spoiler warning: DiZ, the masked enigma. ... Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about Kingdom Hearts II Xehanort ) is a fictional character in the video game Kingdom Hearts series and is the main villain of the series. ... A Shadow Heartless, a Pureblood type. ... Sora ) is the protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts role-playing video game series. ... Cid Highwind ) is a playable character in Final Fantasy VII. He is part of a long tradition of Final Fantasy Cids. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Corey Burton (born August 3, 1955), is a voice actor. ...


Parodies

  • In the South Park episodes "Jewbilee" and "Super Best Friends", Moses took the form of the MCP.
  • In the Dexter's Laboratory episode Game Over, a dangerous videogame called "Master Computer" takes over Dexter's Computer. The Master Computer speaks like and resembles the MCP, and forces Dexter to play a game similar to the lightcycles in Tron.
  • In an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Billy, Mandy, and Grim get locked in a "house of the future" controlled by a computer similar to the MCP with a similar hatred of humanity. There is also another man in there who explains everything about the computer, imitating the scenario of Tron.

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Tron (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1225 words)
Tron is a 1982 Walt Disney Productions science fiction movie starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and his counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron), Cindy Morgan as Lora (and Yori) and Dan Shor as Ram.
In this world, programs are represented by characters who resemble their creators; Flynn is initially mistaken for a program, "Clu", that he had previously written.
In Tron, the character Tron plays a martyr-type, who "battles for the Users." When a User himself (Flynn) is dropped in to the environment, and found to be a User, he assumes the role of a Messiah-type of character, who can perform what seems like miracles to other programs.
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